The Stamps I Use

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our October Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart collections from Close To My Heart. Whether you are a scrap-booker or card-maker, both of these collections have something for you.

If you've just hopped onto my blog, then you CAN start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada, then please start at the beginning at Michelle's blog. If you came from Michelle's  then you are in the right place!

I'm featuring a birthday card using the Hello Pumpkin collection. If you are familiar with the kits in the new idea book, you will see that I took inspiration for this card from the "Epic Birthday" card kit. I quite liked the way the sentiment panel was created on one of the cards in the kit so I somewhat replicated it on my card.




That's it for me! Up next is Diana.

Remember - if you get lost you can always head back to Michelle's blog as she has the full list of participants.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we are able to inspire you in some way. If so, please leave us a comment as we love to hear back from the hoppers! We hope you are able to join us again next month. So be sure to mark November 10th on your calendar. And don't forget, you can reach out to your local consultant to purchase any of the items you see on the hop today!

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 10, 2018

September Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our September Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the "Boutique" collection from Close To My Heart.

If you've just hopped onto my blog, then you CAN start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada, then please start at the beginning at Michelle's blog. If you came from Michelle's  then you are in the right place!

This month we are featuring the featuring the "Boutique"  collection. Whether you are a scrap-booker or card-maker, this collection has something for you.







That's it for me! Up next is Diana!

Remember - if you get lost you can always head back to Michelle's blog as she has the full list of participants.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we are able to inspire you in some way. If so, please leave us a comment as we love to hear back from the hoppers! We hope you are able to join us again next month. So be sure to mark October 10th on your calendar. And don't forget, you can reach out to your local consultant to purchase any of the items you see on the hop today!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The new CTMH Idea Book launches today!

Hi folks,

Just wanted to share that the new idea book for Close To My Heart launches today.


With the upcoming holiday season fast approaching (Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en, Christmas, New Year - and for my family birthdays!!!), I always look forward to THIS edition of our idea book the most.

Check out the online browsable or downloadable version here! You can also order your own copy here. If you are local, drop me a line and I'll connect you with a FREE copy!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Making Waves for a couple of birthdays

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share a couple more cards made recently for two more of our nieces who celebrated birthdays this summer.

For the first one, I wanted some happy, fun papers. So I turned to the CTMH "Make Waves" paper pack.



And since I had them out anyway, I used them on this card as well. Along with the "Block Numbers" Thin Cuts to mark the special year.





As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 10, 2018

August Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hi Folks!

Welcome to our August Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the "Documented" collection from Close To My Heart.

If you've just hopped onto my blog, then you CAN start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada, then please start at the beginning at Michelle's blog. If you came from Michelle's  then you are in the right place!

This month we are featuring the featuring the "Documented" collection. Whether you are a scrap-booker or card-maker, this collection has something for you.

Since I am a card-maker, I'm sharing a few recent cards I have made with this collection.

For this first card, I took my inspiration from the suggested cards from the "Sweet Friends" card making kit.



This second card uses the same stamp set but has a more masculine feel (I think).



The next two cards were inspired by one of the bonus cards from the Documented Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way. I just changed up the papers resulting in one feminine card and one more masculine.





That's it for me! Up next is Diana!

Remember - if you get lost you can always head back to Michelle's blog.as she has the full list of participants.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we are able to inspire you in some way. If so, please leave us a comment as we love to hear back from the hoppers! We hope you are able to join us again next month. So be sure to mark September 10th on your calendar. And don't forget, you can reach out to your local consultant to purchase any of the items you see on the hop today!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Three little piggies

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share a card I made for the 3rd birthday celebration of one of our nieces. Her birthday party theme was all about Peppa Pig (she's a fan) so I thought this card would fit the bill.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Beautiful Friendship and Gimme Some Sugar
  • sentiment: CTMH (a birthday mini)
  • The piggy is from a very old stamp set from The Greeting Farm, among some of the first I bought probably.
  • layout is inspired by card sketch 707 on Splitcoaststampers
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

100 Days 100 Blocks Quilt Along 2018 - Blocks 8 through 14

Hi folks,

I'm back to share my blocks for the second week of the 100 Days 100 Blocks Quilt Along for 2018.

Block 8


Block 9


Block 10


Block 11


Block 12

Block 13


Block 14


I promise, in the coming weeks I'm going to try to bring in some other colours. But I seem to be gravitating towards the oranges and yellows.

As always, thanks for stopping by!