Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Novembers’s SOTM, which is It’s the Little Things, a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Michelle Battitori’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 


It's the Little Things Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Colonial White Cardstock, Dotty for You Paper Packet (retired, could easily replace with Lagoon Cardstock), It’s the Little Things Stamp Set, Inks (Pear, Glacier, Lagoon, and Pixie), Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, and Sparkles Flourishes.

The first thing I thought of when I saw this stamp set was random stamping.  Random stamping is a great technique to use when you have a variety of different size stamps like in this set and it gives you the ability to match colors to any pictures that need to be scrapped.  When I pulled out this set of photos, I knew that it’s the little things” was also the perfect title.  The key to random stamping is imperfection – start with the largest stamp and fill in with the smaller ones, be sure to stamp off the edge of the paper, and turn your stamp like I did with the leaf.  As you can see in the picture below, I didn’t waste my time stamping the middle as I knew I would be covering that part up anyway.  I also tried doing something a little different (for me) by placing the title cluster in the center of the page when my first instinct was to put it in the lower right corner.


Now “Hop” on over to Adeline Brill’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the It’s the Little Things Stamp Set is only available through the end of November!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!


Katie · 10/31/2014 at 8:23 pm

Love the random stamping. Glad to see people still are doing that!

Adeline Brill · 10/31/2014 at 8:26 pm

I love random stamping! Great layout!

Michelle Stewart · 10/31/2014 at 10:05 pm

Love the colors and images that you chose for the random stamping. Great layout. Very fun.

Michelle Battitori · 11/01/2014 at 6:28 am

Great minds think alike! I like how the colors you chose soften your pattern. Oh, and the photos are just precious!

Jacquelin G · 11/02/2014 at 12:09 am

This is a lovely page!

Michelle Jones · 11/02/2014 at 10:32 pm

Great caption for those adorable photos!

Lauren · 11/05/2014 at 3:21 am

That sentiment goes perfectly with the photos- kids always love cardboard boxes!

Brenda L · 11/12/2014 at 12:21 pm

Love your layout.

Sheila Bennett · 11/25/2014 at 10:58 am

Sweet page. Great stamp set for random stamping.

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