It’s a big day here on this first day in July. It’s Monday, so that means the One Day Monday Summer Freebie is here and it’s the first day of a new month and that means new stamps are here!

What shall we do first?

Maybe let’s start with the freebie since it’s Canada Day and since the Fourth of July is just a couple days away. :) And on these days, Sparks Will Fly.

 

 

There’s a 3×4 card, a ‘ticket’ and some word strips for both the American and Canadian holiday this week. Of course, some of it can be used if you’re of another nation too. :)

Now….on to the new stamps for today! We’ve got Hey Kiddo, Chunky Stripes, On The Grid, and All The Time. All four are on sale today and tomorrow too…as per usual. :)

 

 

So here’s a little ‘behind the scenes’ on Hey Kiddo. I’d say probably 90% of the time when I call my dad, he answers ‘Hey kiddo.’ One time he said it and I though, I need to make that the base of a new stamp set. And voila! That’s how this came to be.

It’s designed with children, in general. From the littles to the ones a little older. And you know, I’ve thought about using welcome to the jungle on a page from Hawaii. ;)

All The Time is a tiny compilation version of Day By Day and About Time.  It’s replacing the old Time set so that all handwritten days+months are the same across all the sizes. This will be great to use in your planners!

And, of course, I had to add some more backgrounds to my stash with Chunky Stripes and On The Grid. I think there is some serious fun (is that an oxymoron?) to be had with these! I think it would be awesome to use the stripes to create a lightly colored set of journaling lines. Make them rainbow perhaps.

Or, use them to create a decorative edge like Melissa has done for us today!

 

 

 

Is that an awesome idea or what?? And Melissa has used every one of the new stamps here. Can you find them all? :) This is such a gorgeous spread. Melissa is the queen of bringing all the words together. Love how she makes them work! And the On The Grid mixed with the alphabet stamp? Oh my!

Here’s what she has to say:

Hi friends! The minute I saw the Hey Kiddo stamp set I knew I wanted to use the “Wild Child” stamp to go with these older pictures of my, well, wild child. 

I used the digital version of the stamp to create the title of this spread, because I wanted my title to be bigger than what the stamp measures in the physical set. All the other stamping I did was done with physical stamps. 

I kept the layout simple. I wanted the focus to be the pictures and stamps. For the left side of my layout, I typed my journaling and added the Wild Child title. After printing that out, I stamped the stripes along the side of the page (of both sides of the layout) with the Chunky Stripes stamp set. I love that it looks like washi and it can be made to be any color “washi” you want. I stamped a few more sentiments and some hearts at the bottom of the journaling and called that done. Isn’t that “I would walk across LEGOS for you” stamp so stinking cute?!

For the right side, I used the Fold Over cut file, so I could use more than one picture but also keep my layout clean and simple. I printed both my picture with a thick white border, especially at the bottom, so I could stamp sentiments on them. I added some patterned paper under my pictures. I used the On The Grid stamp to create the pattern on the paper above the inside picture. I know this stamp set will be getting lots of use from me. 

Thank for checking out my project and I hope I’ve inspired you to make something fun.