Just Sayin' - Join Us for the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

This month I am following {Jenny Gilbert's Blog.}   We have approximately 50 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The May Stamp of the Month is entitled Just Sayin' (S1505) (Set of 14). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Loving this cute stamp set for scrapbooking, but went looking to Pinterest to see how I could turn this into a cute card.  I am sure that none of you spend much time there looking for inspiration, do you?  LOL  I peruse my favorite blogs each day and save cards/artwork that catch my attention.  Sometimes I save them because I like a technique or an artist's style,  This is what I found.

This card is not Close to My Heart.  It is created by an artist named Debbie Olson.  I love the chalky look and the way the varying sizes of boxes surround the sentiment.  I decided that I wanted to use this card for inspiration for my card.

Now don't laugh because my card looks very little like Debbie's, but it was a jumping off point.

Can you see where I used the Just Sayin' Stamp set?  The YOU + ME is pretty obvious.  Each of the squares was stamped from the circle, rectangle, and triangle shapes in the stamp set and then I hand cut (without measuring - GASP!!) 1/2" squares and glued them around to form a frame for my center image.

I also took a journaling pen and doodled the stitching around the main panel.  I am embracing my inner doodler, which is quite a jump for me because I have always been afraid of making a mistake.

Do you recognize the yellow flower?  It comes from the Brushed Assortment.  Normally it has a clear glitter gem in the middle, but that did not work with my artwork.  So, I popped it out and replaced it with a black sparkle.  I attached that with Liquid Glass.  

I love a little glitter so I added some with a small piece of Black Shimmer Trim that I had scalloped and placed where the scalloped design is on either side of the stamped image.

This card is meant to be whimsical and colorful.  I so enjoyed making it and it makes me happy to look at it.  I hope it makes you happy as well.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Adeline Brill's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

The Just Sayin' Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between May 1 – May 31, 2015. 
You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


  1. I love your card! So bright and cheerful!

  2. Melinda, I like the tile look of your card. I love happy cards like this!

  3. I really like the bright colors too, what a fun idea Melinda! I like the squares for the border

  4. Wowzer!!!!! Your colours and designs are always amazing!

  5. Love the bright colors against the black!

  6. Love the bright and happy feel of this card, very cute.

  7. Such a bright and cheerful card, I love the use of the sparkles!


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