Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cheers, 2016! - November SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month, 37 consultants will be showcasing the Cheers, 2016 Stamp Set.  This set is only available during the month of November.  It can be purchased for $17.95, or only $5 with a $50 purchase
If you have come here from Katie'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.  The hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is a very fun New Year's themed stamp set, but can be used in other ways as well.  The "Dream Big" stamp really grabbed my attention and made me think of my son and his sports aspirations.  He has always been so intrigued by all sports and the challenges presented by them.  I found these pictures from when he was 15 months old, and thought they'd be perfect for this stamp set.  My son heard our 13 year old neighbor playing basketball, so he took off to their house and wanted to play with him.  He picked up the full-sized basketball and stood under the net and tried his hardest to make a basket.  He came nowhere close, but just didn't want to give up!  Even now, at 5 years old, he continues to enjoy the challenge of raising the basketball net all the way up!
The Urban Paper Packet and Complements fit perfectly with the pictures, and I just love the deep saturated tone of this Peacock cardstock!  The title was made using the "Dream Big" and star stamp from the Cheers, 2016 set, an arrow cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge, and letter stickers from the Enchantment Paper Fundamentals set. 
The "Yes" and "I Can" stamps, along with the Urban complements were used to embellish the focal picture of the layout.
One of the zip strips from the Urban Paper was cut up into several phrases and attached to the layout, then embellished further with the Urban complements.
One of my favorite things about this stamp set is that it comes with two different journaling stamps.  The one used here provides dashed lines, but there is also a solid line option.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my layout. Remember, this stamp can be purchased for only $5 with any $50 purchase!  Check out all the awesome stamps that come in the set!!!
Here is a list of Close To My Heart Products used to create this layout:
S1511 - Cheers, 2016 Stamp Set
X7204B - Urban Paper Packet
X7204C - Urban Complements
Z3122 - Enamel & Glitter Duos, Blue Dots
Z3164 - Fundamental Sticker Packs, Enchantment
Z3169 - Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
CTMH Exclusive Inks in Sapphire, Whisper, Slate and Saffron
CTMH Cardstock in Sapphire, Peacock, Saffron, and Colonial White
All items can be purchased through my CTMH website.

Now "Hop" on over to Michelle's Blog to see her creation! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to view beautiful artwork and get some great crafting ideas!


  1. I like how you used this on a non-New Year's page, nice layout.

  2. Very nice layout, I really like the design!

  3. Gorgeous! I love how you used the stamp set on a childhood layout! So many uses!

  4. The sentiments and the layout showcas these adorable photos perfectly!

  5. Great layout - this is a fun scrapbook set!!

  6. Great job on this layout. Your pictures are perfect for this paper.

  7. Your layout is adorable and the paper is a perfect match for your photos!

  8. This is gorgeous, what a beautiful layout.

  9. What an eye-catching layout. I love the story it tells