The Stamps I Use

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Is and Always Will Be Yours

Hi folks

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post so I figure it's time to share the second card I have made so far this year. That's right - still no card-making! Quilting instead!

This is a card I made for my dearly beloved for Valentine's day. The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co, the papers are from Close To My Heart.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Vintage Masculine Birthday

Hi folks,

Well, I've been having a hard time getting in to the mood to make cards this year. One of my other hobbies (quilting) has been using the bulk of my crafting mojo instead. I'm not going to fret about it - just go with the flow. Maybe I'll start updating this blog with my quilting adventures - there seems to be a LOT more of them lately. Stay tuned!

I figure though that it is about time I share one of the two cards I have so far this year. This is one that I made for my Dad's birthday back in January.

I used a bunch of supplies from my stash for this one.

  • kraft cardstock base
  • Authentique papers
  • the vintage masculine image is from Unity Stamp Co
  • the Happy Birthday sentiment is from CTMH
  • I *think* the Dad sentiment is from Verve
  • the twine is from my stash
  • the shipping tag was no doubt a freebie from one of my Unity KOM orders. I must say - I REALLY like using shipping tags for my stamped images these days - especially if I am not colouring them.
  • layout: Viva La Verve January Sketch
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mermaids Making Waves

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share another card using the Make Waves papers from CTMH.

And yes, it has the mermaids!

I was surprised when I went to load this paper. This was the last card I made in 2017. And, if I'm not mistaken, I've only made one card so far in 2018.  It's probably safe to say that one of my other hobbies has been keeping me busy. I'll probably share some of THOSE projects soon as well.

Friday, February 2, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Magical Birthday Card

Hi folks,

I've been quite negligent in posting my card makes of late. Anyways, here's one I made some time ago featuring the Make Waves paper collection from CTMH.

And not a single mermaid in sight!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

CTMH Stargazer Teen Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned back at the beginning of January, CTMH launched their new seasonal idea book at the beginning of the year. "Stargazer" is one of the new collections - it has an "outer space" theme as you might guess from the name.

Now, at first glance, you might struggle with how to use some of the papers in that collection, but I'm showing you today that there are plenty of papers you can work with that aren't so "younger child cutesy".

This is the card I made for our 16 year old nephew using those papers. I think it works!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year - Happy New Idea Book!

Hi folks,

With the start of the New Year, Close to My Heart welcomes a new idea book to spark your creativity.

You can check it out online right here.

Have fun browsing!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The last of the 2017 Christmas cards.

Hi folks,

Yes, I still have a few 2017 Christmas cards to share so what the heck - I'll toss them all into this post to wrap up the year.

The images are all from The Greeting Farm while the papers are a mix.

I believe the snowflake paper on this first one is from American Crafts and the red glitter paper is from CTMH.

The silver glitter paper on this one is from CTMH and the patterned paper is from Stampin' Up (Quilted Christmas).

This one also uses papers from the Stampin' Up Quilted Christmas collection.

As does this one - again, the silver glitter paper is CTMH.

Well, that's a wrap for me on my 2017 Christmas cards!

As always, thanks for stopping by!