The Stamps I Use

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our August Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Craft On collection from Close To My Heart. Whether you are a scrap-booker or card-maker, this collection has 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 blog then you are in the right place!



No stamping on this card! The sentiment is actually from the cut apart page in the paper pack! I cut the heart shape with one of my Thin Cuts Basic Hearts dies.

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

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!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July Cross Canada Blog Hop with CTMH

Hi folks!

Welcome to our July Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Into the Wild collection 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 blog then you are in the right place!

As is often the case, when I am looking for card-making inspiration, I look no further than the pages of the CTMH Idea Books. I'm a BIG fan of using scrapbook layouts for my cards. Can you spot the inspiration for these cards? Hint: they are in the current idea book!





I used the upcoming August SOTM "From Me To You" (S1908) for the birthday card and the retired "Smarty Pants" (C1649) for the graduation card. Burlap ribbon in New England Ivy and Blue provided the perfect accents for this paper collection.

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

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 August 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!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hi folks,

It seems I'm a bit delinquent about posting my recent cards.

After I made the cards for my Mom and Sister a couple of weeks ago, I made these three cards from the bits and pieces that were lying around on the crafting table.

I find it's nice to have cards at the ready for when I realize that "oops! There's another birthday around the corner!"





The third card actually went into the post today for my niece for her birthday next week.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Basic Grey Sweet Threads (from WAY back in 2010!)
  • stamps are from a variety of SOTM sets from CTMH "From Me To You" (S1908), "To My Bestie" (S1905), "Love So Sweet" (S1904), "Card Captions" (S1901)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Mojo Monday 515

Hi folks,

I'm back again today with another recent make - for my sister. Every year on Father's Day I make a card for her - she has six kids and has often had to be both Mom and Dad.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white cardstock base
  • patterned paper: Basic Grey Sweet Threads (from 2010)
  • stamps: sentiment CTMH January 2019 Stamp of the Month "Card Captions", flowers from the CTMH May 2019 Stamp of the Month "To My Bestie"
  • layout: Mojo Monday Sketch 515
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Mojo Monday 518

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share the card I made for my Mom's birthday using the Mojo Monday 518 sketch.




card details:

  • 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Basic Grey Sweet Threads (from 2010!)
  • stamps: CTMH June 2019 Stamp of the Month "You're Day to Sparkle" (S1906)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Father's Day 2019

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share the Father's Day cards I made this year.

I kept it simple - all four cards use the "Into The Wild" collection from Close To My Heart - I just played about with the paper choices and layouts. The sentiment is a mini - also from Close To My Heart.








As always - thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2nd Birthday Times Two

Hi folks,

Our two youngest nieces are both celebrating their second birthdays this month so I cheated and made two very similar cards for them.





I delved into my stash of very old 6" paper pads for these cards - an older collection from Amy Tangerine.

The image is from The Greeting Farm and the sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

As always, thanks for stopping by.