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Thursday, January 31, 2013

February SOTM Blog Hop

Oh my - here we go again - another month just flew by!  It is already time for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  How can it be???  It seems like I just took down my Christmas decorations!  If you are hopping with us then you have arrived from Erin's blog and checked out her little muslin bag.

This month's stamp set is S1302 Home Sweet Home.  It is truly a unique stamp set designed for both cards and layouts.  



Isn't it amazing how many different ideas the ladies have come up with this month?  Here are some other designs from Close to My Heart.

I thought the Avonlea paper pack would be perfect for my layout and it is one of the paper packs that will be in the Spring/Summer Idea book!  I have a dedicated scrapbook for pictures of my House(s) and Gardens ( I scrapbook by themes and not chronologically).

Once again I went back to Studio J and used the program as my design tool.  Here is my rough sketch of the layout - I changed the papers around (much cheaper than cutting up the paper pack!) until I was satisfied with the results.

This is my finished layout - I have not moved as many times as some of you but since I grew up in the same house that my dad still lives in - he is 89!! - it was very traumatic for me to move from my hometown to Florida!  I have lived the longest time in my home in Florida - every time my husband starts talking about moving - I tell him "You can move- I am NOT moving again!"


Supplies:
S1302 Home Sweet Home stamp set
X7155 Avonlea paper pack
X7155C  Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
Cricut cartridges- Art Philosophy and Artiste
Z1365 - Basic Assortment Brads- Chocolate -retired

I wished I had the time to take more photos of our first house - but I had a baby and a new teaching job - who had TIME back then?.....
Now it is time to continue on with the hop - so hop on over to  Joy's blog
for a look at her fabulous card project.

10 comments:

Wendy Coffman said...

I love that you use Studio J as a design tool. I do that too! It's so helpful to visualize before you cut.

Okispice said...

I love this. First of all, I love that you used the stamp to make a LO. Secondly, the topic is so inspiring to me. Growing up a military brat and then marrying someone who works for the military, I have moved every 3 - 5 years for my entire life. Next year I will be 60 and I hope to finally settle down - and perhaps make a few pages like this one - to document my homes.

Maureen said...

As I said on the BB, love this idea!

Katy said...

I LOVE the sign you made at the top right corner of the 2nd layout...how smart!

Traci Pasqualone said...

Love how you made the stamped image a sign! So clever!

CreatErin said...

Gorgeous pages Adeline! Avonlea is one of my favorite paper packs...

Haley D. said...

Beautiful LO!

Lori Miller said...

Very pretty layout - love me some Avonlea! I like that you used Studio J as a design tool - great tip!

Joy said...

LOVE your layout! I'm not a mover either.

Traci Godbee said...

love this layout! great job