The Stamps I Use

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Under the Mistletoe

Hi folks,

Back with the last, but certainly not least, of the Christmas cards for 2015. This one was for my dearly beloved.



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I'm linking this card up for the "Hop With Unity" this week so be sure to click the link to check out all the other wonderful creations this week.


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a Cool Christmas!

Hi folks,

I'm back to share the second last of my Christmas cards for 2015 with you before the end of the year.




card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH White Pines
  • stamped image: Penny Black "A Cool Christmas", coloured with Copic Markers (YR16, YR15, B12, Y18, E35, E37, N5, R27, R29, YG61, YG63, YG67)
  • embellishment: CTMH Bronze Shimmer Trim

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Beary Happy Christmas

Hi folks,

Here we go, squeezing in another of this year's Christmas cards before the end of the year. This one was for my brother and his family.




card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH White Pines
  • stamped image: Penny Black "Artic Antics", coloured with Copic B12, Y18, R29, YG67, R83
  • embellishments: CTMH Bronze Shimmer Trim

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

Merry Christmas Wreaths x 4

Hi folks


Just popping in to share the last of this year's Christmas cards before the New Year rolls in.

These four were fairly quick makes using a Close To My Heart Stamp set to build the wreaths and some bows from the CTMH cranberry fundamentals pack.

I quite like how they turned out.







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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cut Above - Boughs and Berries

Hi folks,

Back again to share more of this year's quick make Christmas cards using the CTMH Cut Above Boughs and Berries Card Kit.

I added a little extra pop to my cards by die-cutting a mat from some Fern card stock for the sentiment panel.













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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cut Above - Deck the Halls

Hi folks,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas. We did our usual visit with spouse's extended family yesterday and are taking it easy today. So I'm going to take some time to share my creations from the last month or so - of course, most of them are going to be Christmas related.

Once again, the Cut Above card kits from Close To My Heart saved me a LOT of time making this year's Christmas cards.

This selection of cards were made using the Deck The Halls kit and a few little extras.















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As always, thanks for stopping by! And don't forget - if you want to pick up the Cut Above Deck the Halls kit for NEXT year's Christmas cards, you only have until Dec 31st!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Celebrate with Miller!

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share the card I made for dearly beloved's eldest nephew.




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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Promotions from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,


Can you believe that it is December already?Wow! That means it's time to share the details of this month's promotions from Close To My Heart.

As always, the December Stamp of the Month "Candlelight Garden" can be yours for just $6 with a qualifying $50 purchase.




Here's some artwork from CTMH home office featuring this lovely stamp set.




Two great ways to tell a friend how much their friendship means.

The constant campaign this month features the brand new Everyday Life planner system from CTMH.




Just in time for new year! I can't wait to get mine. As much as I love my electronic calendar on my phone, nothing beats having a planner in which I can physically write my reminders or note memories of special occasions. You KNOW I'll be trying to keep ahead of all the birthday and special occasions throughout the year with monthly envelopes for cards as I try to make them ahead of time!

During December, you can pick up the planner bundle for just $35.95 CDN - that's 15% off the regular retail price. Included in the bundle are the following:

  • Everyday Life™ Album—Black. The album is a black hardcover 3-ring album with gold foil designs. It measures 9 3/8” x 8 ¼” x 1 ½.
  • Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages. The 2016 planner pages consist of 154 pages, including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers. The pages are 3-ring hole punched and measure 8 3/8” x 6 7/8.” The pages include both monthly and weekly spreads that begin January 2016 and run through December 2016.
  • Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp. The roller stamp coordinates with the label stickers that come with the 2016 planner pages and features titles, reminders, and additional images.

Don't forget - there's still a few days to pick up some deals from the Cyberweek sale as well. A selection of 39 products at 25% off - but just until December 4th!

Hope you have fun shopping - be sure to join the online party if you do!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Building the Christmas stash!

Hi folks,

Yes - it's time to share a few more Christmas cards for this year's stash. I should probably smarten up and get these addressed and stamped as I make them - I'm notorious for making my cards and then not getting them into the post in time. Oops!

These are all variations on the same theme - just switching up which side of the paper and the sentiment used. A quick way to add to the stash!










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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hopscotch leftovers!

Hi folks!

Today I thought I would share a few more cards I made using some of the leftovers from the card workshop I hosted recently.

These all use the (now retired) Hopscotch collection from Close To My Heart and an assortment of stamp sets.














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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Birthday with Georgie!

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share a card I made for another of my nieces for her birthday. Believe it or not, this paper is kind of branded as a baby collection. My niece - definitely not a baby. She's the oldest of our nieces and nephews - in her early twenties!




card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH "Georgie"
  • stamped image: CTMH "Better with a Friend" (D1608), coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, Y21, Y32, Y23, BG72, N3, BG75"
  • sentiment: CTMH "Happy Everything" (D1653)
  • embellishments: Silver sequins, adhesive rhinestone gems
  • Layout: Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch #561
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Anya Treats - Celebrate!

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing a cheerful card I made for one of my nieces for her birthday.




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As always, thanks for stopping by!