The Stamps I Use

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Born To Ride

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share a card I made for the 50th birthday of dearly beloved's cousin.





card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base, CTMH Black and Cranberry card stock
  • patterned paper: CTMH Cruisin' (retired)
  • stamps: CTMH "Born To Ride" (C1483)
  • layout: Viva La Verve September Week 4
Challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Another Birthday Celebration

Hi folks!

Just thought I would pop in and share a quick card I made yesterday with some of the left-over bits and bobs from one of the cards featured in my recent card-making workshop.




Since I have LOTS of leftover bits, you may be seeing a few posts of card sets I'll be making to use things up.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white daisy card stock base
  • patterned papers: CTMH "Blossom"
  • stamp set: CTMH Blossom Card-making Workshop set
  • embellishments: CTMH Glacier Twine, Coral Reef Sequins
challenges for this card:

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September Promotions from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,


I'm long overdue for sharing the details of this month's promotions from Close To My Heart. It's been a very busy week for me!

Of course, there is a new stamp of the month "Paper Garden" which can be yours for just $6 with a qualifying $50 purchase.



Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 4"× 5"(Y1012)

And, since September is National Stamping Month, you know there is an EXTRA special Constant Campaign.

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD / $8 CAD! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.
Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–September 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).







Of course, I couldn't help myself and had to pick up all three stamp sets. If you take a peek back at the previous post, you will see a card that I made for my workshop using one of the stamp sets!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Card Workshop in support of Light The Night - Heartstrings

Hi folks,

Well, here are the last set of samples I made for the workshop I hosted last weekend for the Light the Night Walk here in Ottawa.

These cards used the Heartstrings paper collection from Close To My Heart. I used quite an assortment of stamps sets for these cards - including one of the sets from the September Hello, Life! campaign. Can you guess which card used that set?









card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH White Daisy card bases
  • patterned paper: CTMH Heartstrings
  • stamp sets: CTMH Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop stamp set, Hello, Life - cardmaking, Dizzy Circles (C1610), January 2015 Stamp of the Month - This Moment (S1508)
  • embellishments: Pixie Twine, Stuck on You Puffies
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Card Workshop in support of Light the Night - Seaside

Hi folks,

Back again to share even more cards that were options for the attendees to make at my workshop in support of the Ottawa Light the Night walk.

These cards used the Seaside paper collection from Close To My Heart.







card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Card Workshop in support of Light the Night - Hopscotch

Hi folks,

Here are four more cards that the attendees at my August 30th workshop in support of the Ottawa Light the Night walk could choose to make as part of their ten cards.

These used the Close To My Heart Confetti Wishes papers.







card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Card Workshop in support of Light the Night - Confetti Wishes

Hi folks,

Well, I am happy to say that last weekend I hosted my card workshop in support of the Light The Night Walk last weekend. I had five wonderful attendees at the inaugural session and I think they left happy with their selection of cards.

Here are a few more that they had the choice of making - these used the Close To My Heart Confetti Wishes paper colleciton.








card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white daisy card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Confetti Wishes
  • stamps: CTMH "Lovely Birthday (B1462), Happy to be Friends (C1605)
  • embellishments: Gold Shimmer Trim, Gold Sequins

As always, thanks for stopping by!