Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to July's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set 
"Storybook Alphabet" - a set of 26 stamps, which makes sense as there are 26 letters in the alphabet! Alphabet stamps are such a great addition to any stampers' library of stamps - they can be used for cards and scrapbook layouts! The bloggers along this blog hop will certainly show you many ways to use this stamp set, so sit back and enjoy the tour. 

You should have arrived here from Haley Dyer's blog

If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

The stamp set looks like this.

I chose to use this stamp on a layout featuring my doggie, Mika. She will turn four years of age on July 14th. How time flies! 
I found a layout design that I really liked on Pinterest but it used diamond-shaped photos. The pictures I wanted to use were cropped very close (I wasn't the one who originally took the photos...) I ended up losing much of the original pictures to use these, so they ended up being very CLOSE UP pictures... And yes, I still have the originals for other purposes! 

The flowers were all cut from the Flower Market cartridge and the title was coloured using a combination of our ShinHan and Sharpie markers and then brushed with our Clear Shimmer Brush. Mika is a very friendly dog so I wanted the colours to be bold to reflect her personality. She is just 6 pounds but is all love and excitement bundled into a tiny package. 

This is a close up of the title.

I hope you enjoyed my project. 

The next blog on the hop is Brenda Lapp's blog.

I'm sure she has a wonderful project to share with you.

You can get this stamp set for just $6 this month with a $50 purchase. 

Visit my shopping site here

Remember this stamp set is only available until July 31st! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Whimsy Fundamentals White Daisy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Sea Glass Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Pixie Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Stamps: Storybook Alphabet
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, ShinHan Markers, Black Journaling Pen, Clear Shimmer Brush, Sharpie Markers (not CTMH), Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Corner Rounder, Little Dreamer Glitter Gems




  1. Lovely page! I love the angles and how you used the Flower Market cuts.

  2. So very pretty! I love how your bold colors compliment her pretty personality!

  3. So Sweet! Love what you've done! Great layout!

  4. I love the bright colors and the detailed diecuts!

  5. Awesome layout! I love the diamonds!

  6. Wow! Beautiful colors and layout and those close up photos work so well in the LO. I think it all works together so well to convey her personality!

  7. Perfect layout Alyson, it is Beautiful just like Mika! You have definitely captured her in this. Thank you for sharing.


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