Friday, June 5, 2020

Let's Stay Home Blog Hop

Welcome to the Legendary Father's Day/Let's Stay Home Blog Hop. If you have come from Melissa Robinson's blog you are in the right place. This month we are focusing on some of the special stamps Close to My Heart created for such a time as this.

This month I am using the Blue Skies papers and the Story By Stacy StoryTeller to tell this crazy story we have all been living through - the Corona Story. If you are like me, you are ready for this whole Covid craziness to be over, but as a scrapbooker I feel it is so important to tell the story of what has been happening so our future families can understand what we went through - the good and the hard.

Here are a couple pages I have created using the On Repeat stamp set:

To make the virus stamp look like the spikey virus we have all seen in pictures, I stamped it in Charcoal and colored it in with our Dark Ice Gray Tri-Blend Marker and then used the Christmas Red Stickles to add dimension and the "spikes".

Here on the last page of the workshop I used several stamps from the Let's Stay Home Stamp and the On Repeat stamp set. 

As you can see I added more red stickles to the hearts and dots around the saying and then used a black shimmer brush to the puppy's nose to make it look wet. I love the special touch just a little swipe of the shimmer brush gives.  Using our watercolor pencils I drew some spots and dots to the puppy to resemble our little Bailey pup.

Finally, to make our White Alphabet Foam Stickers stick out a bit more on the white daisy paper, I added a layer of Diamond Stickles.  I love the extra pop it gives it.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas for telling your Covid story.  These last few months will definitely be in all the history books but will your children and grandchildren know how it affected you?  Consider taking some time and putting your story together.  Also, feel free to join me on my Scrappin' with Heather Hicks Facebook group on June 8th at 6:30pm as we create these layouts and more, together.

Now go see what Darlys created and if you get lost, you can always head to Melinda Everitt's blog to see a full list of those participating in this blog hop.


  1. What a super cute layout! I think I am going to go add some black shimmer brush on my doggie's nose. Great idea.

  2. Great pages to document these crazy times.

  3. Great layout! I love all the details!

  4. Love your layout, the covid virus are perfect with the stickles. Love all details.


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