Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Worth Celebrating - Blossom

Hi folks,

Back today to share another of my Sunday afternoon creations.




You might have guessed that I am quite liking these new Blossom papers from CTMH.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello Friend

Hi folks,

I had a fabulous Sunday afternoon in my craft room this weekend so I have a bunch of cards that I'll be sharing this week.

Up first is this card using this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.




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May deals from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,

Just thought that since it is a new month, I would share the details of the May promotions from Close To My Heart.

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month? You betcha! In honour of the month that celebrates all things scrapbooking, Close To My Heart is releasing a specially priced paper pack and a coordinating stamp set  that is only available during the month of May.



If you can't picture yourself using these fruit inspired papers, take a quick look at the reverse sides. I quite like the non-fruity sides myself. Lots of fun vibrant colours for summer-time cards and scrapbook layouts. And there is no minimum purchase to order these - and no limit on how MANY you can order. Awesome! Want to see this limited time paper pack in action? Check out the video here.

And how about this cute stamp set?




I think this stamp set will actually get me to use the fruity sides of those papers.

And let's not forget the May Stamp of the Month - Just Sayin'



I'm hoping I'll find some time this month to share my own creations with these goodies. They are sitting in a pile in my craft room at the moment, just waiting to be used.

If you are interested in shopping or checking out more details on these deals, just stop by my online shop. In honour of National Scrapbooking Month, I'm hosting an online gathering and everyone who joins the gathering and places the order will be placed into a draw at the end of the month for the hostess rewards for that gathering IF the gathering total qualifies for hostess rewards. Have fun shopping!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Ivy Lane - Final Three

Happy Sunday Morning folks!

Just thought I would pop in and share the final three cards I made that were inspired by the (now retired) Ivy Lane Card Workshop from Close To My Heart.


On this one, I used the second generation stamping technique so that the flowers would have a slightly faded out look. I like how they came out.


And for these two I played around with which side of the paper to use and the layouts. It is always fun to experiment! Would you believe that both cards use the same core elements - with a few small variations using the leftovers from the kit? Two very different looks.





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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Blossoming Birthday Wish

Hi everybody!

Just thought I'd pop in and share a card I made for the eldest daughter of friend's of ours.




I pulled out another of my Super Secret Stamp Club stamps (#15) from The Greeting Farm and paired it with the pretty Blossom papers from Close To My Heart.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Time for a little humour

Hi folks,

Just thought I would share a card that dearly beloved requested I make for one of his co-workers. It was kind of funny actually. The day before his team at work was set to go for lunch to bid farewell to another team member who was moving on to a new project, he said "Oh, I should have asked you to make a card, with that image that looks like Kevin (his step-brother)." No problem. I can do that. I knew exactly which image he meant. "Oh, and can it say "Andrew Sucks" on it?" Sure - I have lots of alphabet stamp sets. Not a problem. So THIS is the card I made:



Tee hee. It was met with approval.

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  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, CTMH Cocoa card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Jackson
  • image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Chuckles with gecko", coloured with copic markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, BG10, BG11, BG23, B97, B93, Y23, YR24, YR14, E97)
  • sentiment was created using my Mason Row typewriter alphabet stamps
  • embellishments: CTMH Cocoa brads
  • layout: Sketch Saturday #356
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ivy Lane Card Workshop - variations

Hi folks,

Well, I decided I should get around to posting the backlog of cards I have made recently since I have the day off.

Here are a few cards I made using the bits and pieces for one of the cards in the (now retired) Ivy Lane Card Workshop from Close To My Heart.

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that whenever I play with a card kit, I like to deviate from the suggested pattern for the cards you can make from the kit. Just a little bit, so they are all a little different.

Here are four cards I made based on one of the cards in the workshop.







I quite like how they turned out with the additions of the butterflies and flowers to the Cricut cut focal medallions.

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