The Stamps I Use

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Card Workshop in support of Light the Night - Jackson

Hi folks,

Following up to my previous post about the samples I have made for my card workshop, here are a few more featuring the Close To My Heart Jackson Papers. I've made other cards similar to these earlier this year and I still have some of them on hand to show folks some other variations they could do with these layouts.

card #1

card #2

card #3

card #4

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Card Workshop in Support of Light the Night - Blossom

Hi folks,

As those of you who have been visitors for some time now know, for the last few years I have taken part in the Light the Night Walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada in honour of my Mom who is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

I keep intending to host a card making workshop (or two) to help with my fund-raising but I never seem to get around to it. This year, I hope to change all that.

These are some of the card samples using the Close To My Heart Blossom Card Making Kit that I have prepped in the hopes that some of my friends who have been clamouring for a workshop will want to come along and support this worthy cause. I've made a copy of the three cards from the workshop but I have also made my own variation of each card to show folks that they CAN change things up.

Variation #1

 Original #1

Variation #2

Original #2

Variation #3

Original #3

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Hi folks,

Just sharing a card I made for one of my nieces. She is celebrating her sixteenth birthday this year so you know what that means - beginners drivers license!

Here's a closeup of the card

and the tin

card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 white card stock base, CTMH Juniper card stock mat
  • patterned papers: CTMH Lollydoodle and Cruisin' (both retired)
  • stamped image: Kraftin' Kimmie "Going Places" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E93, E00, E01, E21, E29, E25, E27, N3, N5, N7, N6, N4, N1, BG11, BG32, Y08, R05, RV04, RV06, RV09) with a touch of Glossy Accents on the sunglasses, windshield are car lights.
  • sentiments: CTMH "Solos 6", "Solos S", Blossom Cardmaking Workshop
  • layout: Kraftin' Kimmie August Sketch (flipped)
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Viva La Verve - July 2015 Week 2

Hi folks,

Well, I have taken a long break from playing along with the Viva La Verve Sketches but I'm hoping to get back to playing along more regularly.

Here's a card I made using the July 2015 Week 2 Sketch for a dear friend celebrating her birthday. She's heading off to Jamaica shortly and I though this card would match perfectly her birthday present for me (which she is taking with her).

I had a lot of fun with this card, pulling out a bunch of embellishments from my stash.

card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, kraft cardstock base, CTMH Colonial White mat
  • patterned paper: CTMH Seaside
  • stamp: CTMH Blossom Cardmaking Workshop
  • embellishments: paper doily, jute bow, burlap ribbon, pom pom ribbon all from my stash

challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Mojo Monday 407

Hi folks,

Just stopping in to share a graduation card and tin I made for the daughter of a dear friend of mine. She's a remarkable young woman and I am sure that she will succeed in whatever she decides to pursue in life.

Here's a shot of the card:

And the outside and inside of the tin:

card details:

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

Life is Wonderful

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share another recent card that I made --- just because I wanted to play with a new stamp set.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, CTMH Glacier for the mat
  • patterned paper: CTMH Seaside
  • stamp: CTMH July 2015 Stamp of the Month "Life is Wonderful", stamped in CTMH Champagne and Sorbet Pigment Inks. This is no longer available for purchase from the website but I do have an extra one in my stash if anyone is interested.
  • embellishments: CTMH Coral Reef Sequins, jute ribbon from my stash

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

Sketch Saturday 372 with Poppy & Zoe

Hi folks,

As promised I'm back with another of my creations using the new Zoe collection from CTMH. This is another of my card and tin combos - for another of dearly beloved's nieces. I didn't actually get to go to her big summer time pool party birthday bash - but dearly beloved made the trip.

You might notice the layout of this card looks a lot like the previous one. Well, it IS the same layout. I actually made this card first though. Trying to get back into my rhythm of making at least two of a card when I sit down to play.

Here's a photo of just the card:

And, of course, the matching gift $$$ tin, outside and inside:

card details:

additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

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:

ETA - this card features an overlay from the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (see page 64 of the handbook)

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!