Wednesday, April 30, 2014

You’ve Got A Friend! May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Well friends, if you’re reading this, we’ve just wrapped up an amazing month of April!  It’s now on to May, my favorite month of the Close to My Heart calendar!  It’s near and dear to my heart for two reasons.  One it’s the month I signed up as a consultant THREE years ago!  Another is the National Scrapbooking Day (or Month) specials.  Together they make an exciting and fun month. 
I’ll tell you more about the National Scrapbooking Month in another post but I’m mentioning it because this card is a 2-for-1 deal.  You get a sneak peek of the paper that’s only available in the month of May! 
This is a blog hop, so you can hop through 50+ blogs and see artwork on this stamp set called You’ve Got a Friend
If you’re already hopping, welcome!  You should be arriving from Pamela’s blog.  Now you’ll get to see my artwork and then find the link to keep hopping some more! 
I used the card design from the Originals How-To book by Jeanette Lynton.  The design is called “Pretty Simple” and you can download this design here.  It’s one of 3 patterns that we are encouraged share with you so you can preview how these amazing books work.  (You’ll be seeing more of them as the month goes on)
You can see that I stamped a little “out of the box” with the mustache.  I layered the mustache in Cocoa over the whole image that was stamped in Lagoon.  I also matted the squares with cardstock from our “Free to Be Me” paper pack.  That’s it!  I know this is a very simple card, but it’s fast!  And sometimes, you just need to create a quick card!  
Now hop on over to Melissa Laverty’s blog at

Have a great day!


  1. Cute design. Really like how it came together.

  2. What a cool card! Great way to update an older pattern.

  3. I really like how you've added the moustache and cut down the sentiment so that it hangs over the edges!

  4. Nice card. Really like the clean look.