The Stamps I Use

Monday, August 3, 2015

Zoe has arrived!

Hi Everybody,

As you may or may not know, Close to My Heart is releasing one of the collections from the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book a month early. Say hi to Zoe!

Aren't these a lovely collection of new papers? I couldn't wait to play with this new collection. Check out yesterday's post for a wedding card I made using the new papers. If you leave a comment on THAT post you will be in the running to win some goodies from UnityStampCo.

And here is an encouragement card I made for one of my fellow T.O.P.S. members. She reached her goal weight a couple of months back and tomorrow night we are having her "graduation" ceremony.

I hope she likes it!

Here are the Zoe related products that you can order starting this month from CTMH

The paper pack:

The assortment:

The new Coral Shimmer Trim:

If you are like me and wish there was an "I want it all button" then the scrapbooking WOTG might be up your alley.

But you would have to order the complements:
And the new Enamel and Glitter Duos Green Triangle Gems, separately if you go that route!

Be sure to stop by later this week when I'll have more projects to share that use Zoe!

Thanks for stopping by - and for those who are interested, here are my card details:

card details:

challenges for this card:

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Hi folks,

So glad you were able to stop by today as I am one of the stops on today's Growing in Unity Blog Hop!

If you are here by way of Renee's post, great! If you missed the earlier stops, then you can start from the beginning at the Unity Stamp Company blog.

My card today features the Angie Girl stamp set "Cherished Moments"  from the April 2015 {New Releases}.

I love how this set makes it so easy to whip up a sweet wedding card. Image and sentiment for the front ...

and a heartfelt sentiment for the inside.

Now, in case you missed any of the other stops, here's the full list so you can pop over to see all of today's wonderful creations. Be sure to leave a comment on each post as there will be two winners drawn from all the comments!

  1. Unity Blog
  2. Lucinde
  3. Laura
  4. Brittany
  5. Renee
  6. ME!!
  7. Tara
  8. Angela
  9. Maria
  10. Jen 

Happy hopping! Tara is your next stop but be sure to leave a comment before you go for your chance to be one of our two lucky winners!

For those of you who are interested, here are the details on the card:
  • finished size: 6x6 inches, CTMH Slate card stock
  • stamps: Unity Stamp Co "Cherished Moments". Image stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E21, E23, E25, E27, BG0000, BG000, BG01, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, Spica Clear) and Gelly Roll Clear Star. Sentiments stamped in CTMH Glacier (front) and Memento Tuxedo Black (inside).
  • patterned paper: CTMH Zoe
  • embellishments: CTMH Stuck On You Puffies and a paper doily, flowers, pom pom ribbon from my stash.
challenges for this card:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Promotions from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,

It's time to share the details of this month's promotions from Close To My Heart.

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix®Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Here's a look at the new accessory roll up and the two Base & Bling Style Sheets.

And here is the new marker roll up with the free stamp set.

And, as always, the August Stamp of the Month "Framed" can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase. It's compatible with the new Cricut "Artistry" Cartridge coming in September.

Here's a couple of photos of projects from the new Idea Book featuring the August SOTM:

If you are interested in ordering any of these items, feel free to contact me via my FB page or via email. You can also order directly on my shopping site - feel free to join the online gathering for your chance to win the hostess rewards for that gathering!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday - Zoe the Gymnast

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share another recent card for one of our nieces.

Again, I made my standby card + gift tin combo. Since this niece is into gymnastics, I thought I would use this cute image from my days as one of the DT for Paperworks Co.

Here's a close-up of the card.

The outside of the tin.

And the inside.

I hope she enjoyed it!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Doodlebug Flowerbox
  • stamped image: Paperworks Co Zach & Zoe Sport Series II - Zoe the Gymnast. Coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, E93, E31, E21, E23, E25, E27, R12, RV55, BG15, BG10, Y15). Copic multiliner to add the stripe detail to her leotard. Paper piecing on the gym equipment.
  • stamped sentiment: CTMH Blossom Card Making Workshop stamp set stamped in CTMH Sorbet.

challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Another Blossom Birthday

Hi folks,

We haven't seen dearly beloved's family in a very long time. So long that we had not yet had a chance to give one of his nieces her birthday card.  So, in the hopes that we would see her on the last visit to his Dad's place, we brought along her birthday card. Sadly, we still didn't get to to see her!

Here's the card I made for her birthday.

and the tin I decorated to keep her birthday $$ in! She's of the age now where I am sure she appreciates being able to pick out something that she really wants for her birthday.

To package it all up nicely together, I put the card and the tin into this little bag. Her name was written on the panel after I took the photo.

project details.


  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • patterned paper: CTMH Blossom
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm SSSC #11, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E00, E93, E04, E01, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG10, E21, E23, E25, E27)
  • sentiment: CTMH Blossom Cardmaking WOTG
  • embellishments: CTMH Coral Reef Sequins

challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by - even though I haven't been very good about posting my cards of late!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Celebrating Mom

Hi folks,

Some of you may know that I recently travelled to Newfoundland to celebrate my Mom's 65th birthday. This is the card that I made for her.

And this is the little gift card tin that I decorated to hold the Base & Bling necklace I made for her.

card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, white daisy card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Blossom (since this paper is retiring at the end of the August, stock availability fluctuates. If you are interested in it, let me know and I'll see about hooking you up).
  • stamps: CTMH Circus Alphabet (S1407). This was a SOTM so if you are interested in it, let me know and I'll see if I can track one down for you from my stash of extra products or from another consultant. CTMH Blossom Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (C1649).
  • embellishments: teal resin flowers

gift tin & necklace details:

challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Promotions from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,

It's time to share the details of this month's promotions from Close To My Heart.

As always, the July Stamp of the Month "Life is Wonderful" can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.

Here are the stamps in the set:

and some artwork (not mine - these are from the catalogue!) featuring the stamp set:

The big constant campaign promo this month centres around the My Acrylix stamp sets and the exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets.

For each $25 you spend on regular priced My Acrylix stamp sets, you can choose to receive either the July Stamp of the Month set FOR FREE or one of the current Hostess Rewards stamps sets for just $5. That's right - you don't have to host a qualifying party to get the hostess rewards stamps - and you can pick them up for just $5 per set. You can find all the details right here.

So, review your wish list for the My Acrylix stamp sets and check out the Hostess Rewards stamp sets in the current idea books to see if this promo is for you! And, just to sweeten the deal, every order placed this month that takes advantage of this promotion will get a little something extra from me! Feel free to join my July Promo Online Party to take advantage of this deal! When I close out the party at the end of the month, your little something will be on the way to you lickety split!