Friday, August 31, 2012

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Fall Favorites!

Yay! It's September! (it's my Birthday month!)

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop with Close to my Heart! On this hop you will see beautiful artwork created by consultants using the featured stamp set. You are sure to be inspired! To see a list of Consultants on the hop, click here.

"Fall Favorites" September Stamp of the Month 2012
"Fall Favorites" is one of my favorite stamp of the month sets! I could not wait to open it and get to work! I created the following 2 page scrap-booking layout based on a sketch from the Let's Scrap Ning Site.

By: HeatherJaneDesign

Sketch Challenge from Let's Scrap
What do you think?

This was my very first time using the NEW Markers from Close to my Heart! They are so much fun to use! I used three colors. Pacifica, Olive, and Autumn Terracotta. Each marker comes with a complementary marker in a shade darker OR lighter then the parent color.

I think I did pretty well for my first attempt using these markers. I do not have Stays On ink yet- which is recommended for using with the new markers. (So I improvised and stamped my Chocolate Ink then clear embossed it to seal it in.) I can see where I will get more confident with them each time I use the markers. They can do SO much! Do you see where I was able to create brown? I didn't have a brown marker, but I used a few layers of Autumn Terracotta and Olive, letting it dry in between.

  • "Fall Favorites" September Stamp of the Month
  • Markers: Pacifica, Olive, Autumn Terracotta
  • Card Stock: Bamboo Bases, Sunset Orange, Cocoa, and Colonial White for stamped images
  • Chocolate Ink Pad and Clear Embossing Powder sealed with Heat Gun
  • Hemp Twine accent tied in bow
  • Sunset Ink for sub title
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for Title letters
  • Mischief Papers
I hope you like my project! Please leave comments so that I know what you think. If you would like to find out more about how to order this stamp set for your collection please contact me or visit my website.


  1. Gorgeous page! I'm sorry you missed out on this hop. Just a little tip I've learned about the markers. You actually shouldn't use StazOn, but Archival instead. The StazOn will react with the alcohol and smear. Great colouring!

  2. Your coloring is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this! One of my absolute favorites so far. I was surprised that more people didn't do scrapbook layouts with this set. Gorgeous!

  4. Heather, beautiful job on the coloring of the images!! Your layout is GORGEOUS!!

  5. Good morning, my dear friend. You already know I love this layout. LOL I am nominating you for the Liebster award. Kudos!

  6. I love how your coloring turned out on those pumpkins and the scarecrow. Is say you rocked your first attempt. Woot!