Welcome to another Close to My Heart Blog Hop.  The blog hop is a loop so if you are starting here you can just continue through until you are back here again.  This month we are featuring the November Stamp of the Month: Around the Block.  It is a set of 26 stamps that work great for home and family pages.

Nov SOM 2009

Here’s what I came up with:

Now I know there are some of you who are going to love this stamp set but it just wasn’t for me.  I took a different approach and used the cloud and swirl stamps as the background for this card and used the shutters to make my own window instead of using the house.  The card layout is from Wishes.  The frame was cut with my Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.  The owl in the window is from the Dream Big stamp set.


You will also notice from this picture that although my card is standard size, it opens to the side instead of flipping up.  Ink colors used are: Twilight, Sorbet, and Olive.  Ribbon is from Sorbet Collection and Designer Twilight.

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This is the list only.  You can start the blog hop HERE.  Spaces in the list below indicate a break in the chain.  If you get lost along the way, it is most likely at one of these points.

Wendy Kesslerwww.myscrapbookingblog.com    <—- YOU ARE HERE!
Beth Naumann bethscreativeblock
Misty Jacksonmisstscraps
Brenda Harmlesskeepsakeswithheart
Amy McVeyclearlystamping
Chris Shousehouseostamps
Pam Klassen eimmap
Jen Rubiojenrubio
Wanda Rileycreatingwithwanda
Lori Miller clearlyfromtheheart
Carol Taggiocraftycarol55
Tracy Oleksakmamaolie
Jena DeVrieslivelovelaughscrapbook
Helen Onulakhookedonstamping
Carla Ironsidecarlacreates
Cindy Leekpaperspadsandpictures
Laurie Levnik creationsbylaurie
Krista Ritskes kristaritskes-simplycreating
Kathleen Androlewiczbowlofstamps
Paige Doleckipaigespaperparadise
Jody Gustafson cre8nmemories
Laura Dame thecroppersconnection
Terrie Doddmy-life-in-real-time
Lori Brownsavingmine
Cibele Glazer flowerfoot
Caren Goldseinscrappycaren
Traci Godbeecreatewithtraci
Dawn Rossiamahappystamper
Laurie Newtonscrapsfromthebeach
Nona Davenport nonapearl
Tanya Davidscramperscorner
Sheila Bennettsheila-bennett
Melissa Laverty fancymelissa
Amy EdwardsPaisleysPlayhouse
Lori Leng pinkcloudscrappers
Kristie Herdenergoofyscrapper
Jill Lucas scrapwench
Adeline E. Brilladeline-brill
Michelle NistMichellenist
Dawn Heuftstamptildawn
Jessica Booth jessicabooth
Susan Brooksstampingintheopen
Sarita Schraederblessedscrapper
Katy Donaldson scrappinkaty
Mary Eisenmestamp2
Deb Youngscrapbookczar
Haley Dyerinkyscrapper
Kimberly Smithverykimberry
Barbra Otten barbraotten
Tammy Lea Pinchard mycreativeclubhouse
Nancy Browncreativelyartsygallery
Judy Burgermakingtimeformemories
Sylvia Jacquotstampinsylvia
Brae Montgomerythebrae-er
Pamela O’Connor cherishyourmemories
Antoinette HerrinGodblessyourART
Debra Van Patten memoriesoftheheartbydeb