The Stamps I Use

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Christmas card for my sweetie

Hi folks,

Well, I finally had time to edit the photo of the Christmas card I made for dearly beloved this year. It's been a busy Christmas season and I finally get to have some me time! Yay!

card details:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Party Time Card Kit

Hi folks,

If you are a frequent visitor, then you know that when it comes to paper-crafting, I am mostly a card-maker. That's why I am such a fan of the card making kits from CTMH. Everything you need to make 10 cards, quick and easy!

The Party Time Card-Making Kit features papers from the Jeepers Creepers Collection but there's nothing Halloween-y about the suggested cards you can make with this kit.

Nice, simple, easy to mail cards - with just a hint of sparkle. Love it!

You only have until the end of the month to snag this kit! When the Holiday Expressions Idea Book retires at the end of December, this kit will be retired!

Just a few more!

I swear! I don't have THAT many more of this year's Christmas cards left to share.

These three cards use a couple of the ornament images from the October Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Co - and yes, that retired Snowhaven paper from Close to My Heart. I still have oodles of that paper in my stash.

Challenges for these cards:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Today I'm sharing three cards I made with an image from the October Kit of the Month (Holiday Hugs) from Unity Stamp Co. They all use the same retired paper collection from Close To My Heart.

Enjoy your day!

Challenges for these cards:

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Winter sparkle with Unity & CTMH

Hi folks,

Well Christmas is almost here and I haven't quite shared all of this year's Christmas cards. There are still a few more to go.

Here's a couple of cards using the same image from Unity Stamp Co - Eve Girl.

Both cards use the same paper collection - the retired Snowhaven from CTMH - and the same layout.

Those big sparkly snowflakes? Those are from a papercrafting kit from back in the day when I was on the DT for PaperworksCo. I miss those days. Peggy and the team were a fantastic group.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Challenges for these cards:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry, Merry - TGF Secret Santa

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share another of those Christmas cards for one of our nieces.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Joy - TGF Secret Santa.

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share another Christmas card for one of our nieces.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Merry Chrismtas - Sparkly TGF Secret Santa

Hi folks!

Well - I'm happy to say that I *think* I finished up the Christmas shopping for this year - with the exception of the turkey and fixings. And I am still going to be sharing Christmas cards for a while.

This one is for one of our nieces.

Card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper & sparkly red embellishment: CTMH City Sidewalks paper and complements
  • stamped image: from The Greeting Farm "Secret Santa" kit.
  • sentiment: a mini stamp from CTMH
challenges for this card: 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Oh What Fun!

Hi folks,

Yes, I'm still sharing this year's Christmas cards!!!

This is one I made for one of our nephews. It's so hard finding boy stamps with glasses so I was super happy when The Greeting Farm released this one in their Secret Santa set.

card details:

challenges for this card: 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Oh Deer! Merry Merry

Hi folks,

Yes, I am still sharing Christmas cards! And I'm still using up my Oh Deer! papers - I actually still have quite a bit of this paper pack left to go so I'm betting there will be cards for 2017 that will feature these papers as well.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Oh Deer! Merry Christmas

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share another Christmas card - you can never have too many!

card details:

  • patterned paper: CTMH Oh Deer!
  • embellishments: CTMH Oh Deer! Complements (deer die cut)
  • stamp: one of my many mini stamps from CTMH. I think this one is from last year (retired).
  • layout: Mojo Monday 477 (I guess I did a mirror image of the sketch since my deer is on the other side)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

December Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Oh Deer!

Hi folks!

Welcome to our December Team Brae-er Blog Hop focusing on the "Oh Deer! Collection" in the current Holiday Expressions Idea Book. You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper, inks, embellishments and more from the Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions and Annual Inspirations Idea books. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact your local consultant to place an order. HINT: to find your local consultant go to the CTMH Home office website, click on "What We Do", and then click on "Find a Consultant". Easy Peasy!

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Hughes at "The Right Hughes".

Today I'm sharing a set of cards I've made using the paper pack, complements, Woodland Wishes stamp set, white & gold twine.

For all of these card I used the same layout - from the December Viva La Verve Holiday Break sketch.

And now off you go to the next stop on the hop at Emily's Scrap Room!

oh deer! CTMH December Featured Paper Collection

Hi folks,

Well, December has arrived and this month CTMH is featuring the oh deer! collection.  I love the soft colours in this collection. And the woodland prints! So very pretty.

The Workshop Your Way kit contains the entire collection of coordinating papers, card stock, complements, assortment and twine. Following the project guide, you can easily make three double page layouts AND 8 greeting cards. Wow!

Of course, I'm partial to the Thinking of You card-making kit.

There is, or course, a coordinating Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts bundle

We have lots of hunters in our respective families so I expect that I'll get a lot of use out of the deer die cut in this set.

Be sure to stop by in a little bit as we take you on this month's Team Brae-er's blog hop featuring this collection!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Look! I can scrapbook!

Once in a while - a very long while - I actually get the urge to do some scrapbook layouts. Today, I got crafty with a friend of mine and we started working on the layouts from the Happy, Happy Holidays promotion from CTMH.

I definitely need instructions for scrapbooking and love the fact that CTMH packages up everything nice and neat with everything you need to do the layouts. I did ALL of these today AND helped my friend organize all of her bits and pieces for each of the layouts as well!

I'll be adding photos to these later. I haven't decided yet if I'm keeping these for me to scrapbook this year's Christmas photos or if I'll gift them to someone who might like to have them (and the pretty red scrapbook they will be put into)

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

CTMH December Promos

Hi folks,

Well, December is well under way so I thought I should pop in and share this month's promotions from Close To My Heart.

I'm looking forward to creating with December's Stamp of the Month - "Thoughtful Flowers".

I think this set has so many possible uses - feminine birthday cards, thinking of you cards for your besties, Mother's Day, Thank You cards (perfect for the holiday season), sympathy cards.

Below is a sample from CTMH Home Office

Love the look of the different coloured inks - a real time saver when you don't have time to colour.
As always, you can pick the stamp set up for regular price or, with a qualifying purchase, for a discounted price.

And this month's special promo "It's the Little Things" helps you to showcase your special memories in a mini format at a 30% discount off the regular price!

The Blush and Blue Jean Instalife Albums are available in bundles with coordinating #Life and Overlay cards as well as 4 x 4 and 2 x 2 page protectors.


Blue Jean

A great little stocking stuffer if you ask me! Perfect for that Instagram loving teen or pre-teen in your life!

There are three bundles featuring the Everyday Life Stripes Bundle.

Each bundle includes the Adventure Calls decorative pages and your choice of either the 6 x 8, 4 x 6 or 3 x 4 page protectors. Just lovely!

After you've ordered your bundles, be sure to check out Persnickety Prints, the photographic partner for this month's promo where you can order prints perfectly sized to fit these albums.

So, will YOU  be taking advantage of any of these deals? Be sure to check out my shopping site for more details!

And don't forget, the Holiday Expressions Idea Book expires at the end of December so be sure to snap up anything remaining on your wish list from this book before it retires!