This month the Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is Stars & Stripes.  I realized I really don’t have much for stars at all!  So for my layout I opted to use striped paper (I’ve got plenty of that!) and embellish with some chipboard stars.

Supplies used: Pebbles pattern paper, Close to My Heart cardstock, Close to My Heart Dimensional Elements – Stars, Close to My Heart Dimensional Elements Alphabet, Close to My Heart Twilight, Honey, and Goldrush inks, Michael’s Rhinestones, and unknown journaling paper.

I often do one-photo layouts.  One trick to filling up the page is by adding a border.  If you look at this page, the blue strip is the backside of a scrap from the striped paper.

Well, I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things again making time to scrapbook.  I need to remember my motto: Naptime = Scraptime!  My stash buster for July is BLING.  This will be an easy one for me as I love to add sparkle to my pages.  I also have a large stash of this that needs to be used so it is a more manageable amount.  I also need an easier supply for this month to get me back into the groove again and this should do it.

The Close to My Heart July Stamp of the Month is Live Out Loud.  These unique words will finish off that layout or card in style.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!  Shop now.

D1482 Love Life

Supplies used: Unknown papers, CTMH Love Life stamp set, CTMH Lagoon & Cotton Candy inks, CTMH Sparkles and CTMH Sparkles Bitty Sparkles.

This is one of my favorite stamp sets.  When it came out in the book it was the only one that I picked out immediately and said “I have to have that one!”.  Christine picked it out for this layout that will go in her book.  I added the stamping and afterwards realized that I used the space I had planned for journaling so I opted to write along the small space by the photos and it ended up working out well in the end.

This stamp set will work well for many layouts.  As you can see, I only used a few stamps.  There are more words, hearts, and shapes that you can cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.