Friday, May 1, 2015

JUST SAYIN' - May 2015 Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the May Stamp Of The Month Rose Blossoms Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what my Rose Blossom sisters have made for you with the Just Sayin' Stamp of the Month. There are a LOT of stamps in this set (14), which makes it full of possibilities. You may have stopped here after seeing the wonderfulness on Barbara's blog. OR you're starting here for the first time. Either way please keep hopping by clicking on the link at the end of this blog.
 
I usually like to see how many different stamps in a set I can fit into one layout. Today I'm taking a different approach. I started with just a few photos and cardstock. This layout is 99.9% cardstock and ink. I looooooooooooooooove patterned paper. Did you hear that? I love it. For some crazy reason I didn't use any ... none. They say "less is more" so I decided to see if they're right.
 

 
Here's where you can get a closer look at some of the stamps. I used the circles that were cut from the overlay to stamp on. I used the circle stamp AND the square from this set to get the two different patterns. Sometimes it's possible to fit a square peg in a round hole. This also give you a good look at the other .10% of items used on this layout, the Red Enamel Hearts.


 
I just can't seem to leave blank space alone. So I stamped "full of goodness" into the space on the left. Uh Oh ... unbalanced!! So I flipped the exact same stamp over on the block and stamped the back side of it on the right side. Uh Oh ... boring. So I added "that happened" right over the top. Now it's balanced and I look like a creative stamper. Don't you love how that works? Sometimes fixing a mistake or two makes you look like a genius!!

Thank you for stopping at my blog today. Keep enjoying  the fun as you hop over to Kim Hill's Blog. She's sure to have a real treat for you. I can't wait to see it myself.

10 comments:

  1. So cute! I love that overlay!!

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  2. What a great layout! I love the color scheme you chose, as well as the combination of that fun overlay with this stamp set.

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  3. Love those pics ... I can almost hear those giggles. You may have ventured away from patterned paper but you created a great look and texture with the overlay. Very nice. Always love your tips on using stamps in other ways too. Thanks Shelly!

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  4. I looove it! :) Simplicity is awesome in my book!

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  5. I love the stamped circles with that overlay! Great idea!! but even more, I love those photos!!

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  6. The use of the circle stamp in the overlay negative space adds a lot of interest. Very fun layout, as always. Cool tip on flipping the stamp.

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  7. What a lovely layout. Loved your use of the circles with the overlay.

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  8. What a fabulous page! The whimsy of the layout works beautifully with the fun pictures. Love it!

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  9. Love this layout! The circle stamp used with the overlay is so cute and your quick thought of flipping your stamp over to balance the layout is very clever. P.S...this little guy is adorable...

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  10. Well done, Miss Shelly! Colors, design, cute stamping, and great memories - what else would you want?

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