Welcome to the Close to My Heart December 2010 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Amore:

If you are coming from Kathy Lickenbrock’s Blog then you are on the right path.  The hop is a circle so if you are starting here that is fine too, just continue until you make it back to the blog you started at and you will have visited all of them.  If you get lost along the way there is a list of all participants in my previous post.

The Amore stamp set is available December 1-31, 2010 only and can be purchased for $22.95 OR:
If you spend $25 you will get it for $17.21
If you spend $50 you will get it for $11.48
If you spend $75 you will get it for 5.74
If you spend $100 you will get it for FREE!

Supplies used: Topstitch Paper Packet, Colonial White Ricrac, Dimensional Elements – Hearts, Amore stamp set, Chocolate and Baby Pink ink, Journaling Spots – Love Always, Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, Heartfelt Wonder Die-Cuts, and Magic.
Layout Challenge # 119 of 210.

I just LOVE this stamp set!  The first thing that came to mind was to use it for anniversary cards because I make quite a few of those each year but I haven’t made it that far yet.  Right now I am focusing on my layouts so that’s what I created.  I made a heart border along the bottom of my page.  My decorative hearts are dimensional elements sponged with pink ink and then I used the heart stamp on top in chocolate ink to create a pattern.  I stamped the title 3 times to make the image darker and stand out on the patterned paper.  I really struggled with the embellishments for this page, not sure why.  In the end, I’m not in love with it but satisfied.  I took that last picture as a closeup of the title area on my layout but after uploading it I can see that it would make a great card so there’s another idea for you!

Now hop on over to Wendy Fording’s Blog for your next stop!


Haley D. · 11/30/2010 at 8:45 pm

This set looks great on a layout!

Melinda · 11/30/2010 at 10:10 pm

You did a great job with the heart border. It is not easy to line it up.

Susan · 12/01/2010 at 1:50 am

Very nice layout and use of the stamp set!

Jean · 12/01/2010 at 3:46 pm

So sweet. Love your layout!

Tamytha Jenkins · 12/01/2010 at 10:15 pm

Love that you used the stamps on a scrapbook page. Very pretty.

Krista · 12/04/2010 at 4:17 pm

So cute and what a great idea for valentines!

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