Sunday, August 31, 2014

September SOTM: Family is Forever

Happy September! Before we know it, we'll be feeling the chill of Fall in the air. In the meantime, we have another fun Stamp of the Month set and a wonderful Blog Hop!

If you have arrived here from my sweet friend Teresa's page, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy. Simply click the links provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next post in the hop. The blog is one big circle, so once you arrive back to your starting point, you are sure to be inspired by our amazing artists. If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE.

The September Stamp of the Month, Family is Forever (D1409) celebrates those we love most!


I couldn't help but notice the autumn feel of this set, so the new Pathfinding papers were my immediate choice, and it works perfectly with the family portraits we took a few years back. I added a touch of Hollyhock to coordinate with the pop of pink in our portrait.
The tree was created by stamping the image a total of three times. The first image is stamped on Champagne paper in Olive ink. I stamped it again in Chocolate ink and once more in Hollyhock ink. The Chocolate and Hollyhock parts you see above are cut and pieced over the original Olive image. 

Here are a couple additional pieces of artwork created by our amazing Art Department at Close to My Heart!

Remember, the Family is Forever stamp set is only available through September. Order it today for $17.95 or get it at an amazing discounted price of just $5 when you spend $50. Visit my website to get yours today!

Time to head on over to Pamela's website to see what she has created to share with us! Happy Hopping!


  1. Beautiful layout...and the use of stamp set is perfect!!

  2. Great LO and thanks for the stamping tip!

  3. Count me as another person that loves your layout.

  4. Love how you layered your tree- much easier than cutting out the leaves! TFS!

  5. Great stamp for this layout...lovely family photo too!