#30 Days of Happy – Simply Inspired

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Welcome – Welcome to another Simply Inspired Blog Hop!

If you’re coming here from the uber talented Katy T. then you are on the right path. If you get lost or want to start all over just go back to the very beginning. Miss Dana will get you off on the right track.

September is National Stamping Month! How great is that? It’s also Jeannette Lynton’s 30th anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry!! That is an amazing accomplishment for anyone to achieve! I am so grateful every day for my Close To My Heart business. For 22 years I’ve been creative, inspired, challenged and fulfilled. I could go on and on about the blessings of Close To My Heart, but that’s not what you’re here for!! Let’s get started!

Back when I was a D.O.T.S. demonstrator we had a very popular stamp set called a “Super Set”. It was 30 little wood mounted stamps that you could use for “oh so many little things”! I don’t have a photo (sad) but I totally remember how fun it was. The #30 Years of Happy is sorta like that set. It’s 30 little individual stamps that you can use for “oh so many little things”.  However, I wanted to show another way to use the set. The technique is called “stamping off the block”.  All I did was turn the carrier sheet over and ink all the stamps at once. Then I carefully flipped it over and stamped all the images at one time until I filled a whole page of white daisy! Now – I was ready to create!

I created a two page layout using the Chalk it Up Picture My Life cards! The background paper is my stamped images from #30 Years of Happy. I used the new Flaxen ink to create the design. I layered the Chalk it Up papers on top of black card stock and cut the cute banner in lagoon from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I embellished with a few of the Chalk it Up dimensional elements. I love how it turned out! I’ll be taking photos this weekend of my happy, funny girls so this layout will have some darling photos to show off!

Now you should HOP on over to the sweet and artsy Margi. You’ll love her #30 Days of Happy!

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  1. Ahhh, Super Sets! Thanks you for the walk down memory lane. Denise, this page is so cute. Love it!

  2. I love how you used the mini stamps to create the B&T on your adorable layout Denise!! xoxo

  3. LOVE all the random stamping…PERFECT with the Chalk it Up PML cards!!!

  4. Love that you kept them on the carrier sheet :)…you are so smart!! Your layout is beautiful, and those little stamps make a beautiful background! 🙂

  5. I remember those days and this idea and random stamping is really a fun look! Nice job!

  6. I love love love this layout! it is so cute!!

  7. Love how you used the entire stamp set as a background…so clever!

  8. You ROCKED the whole “super” set my friend! Love your layout to pieces!

  9. Linda Johnson says:

    Great use of the stamp set! Super cute.

  10. this is one of my very favourite ideas for using these stamps. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

  11. In LOVE!! Super cute layout and GREAT custom paper!

  12. Terri n da Hood says:

    oh the cleverness of you!

  13. Love your “out of the box” thinking on this. Your layout is fabulous!

  14. nice layout and the idea of making your own paper in any color is awesome.

  15. GREAT custom patterned paper, my friend!

  16. Melissa Laverty says:

    Awesome. Love the idea of leaving the stamps on the carrier sheet. Adorable layout

  17. Gorgeous layout!!!

  18. How can I get the stamp set 30 yrs of happy, I look it up on my annual catalog and could not find it, your layout is awesome

    • HI Martha! “Thirty years of happy” was a limited time stamp set. Not available in the annual catalog. So sorry. However- Thank you for the compliment. The layout is one of my fav’s!

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