The Stamps I Use

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wedding Celebrations

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the recent wedding of one of the daughter's of a dear friend.


I've known her since birth so it was an honour to be invited to attend the celebration of this very special day. And the really cool thing? The Mr & Mrs on the sentiment were a match for wedding cake topper!

card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Celebrating a 15th birthday

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing the card I made for one of my nieces for her 15th birthday.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • paper: CTMH Every Little Thing, Every Little Thing Coordinating Card Stock, CTMH Every Little Thing Vellum Die Cuts
  • sentiment: from the "Share the Seasons" Stamps and Thin Cuts bundle 
As always, thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share the card and quilt I made for my parents for their 50th anniversary.










My renewed interest in quilting the last few years is one of the reasons why my card-making has kind of fallen by the wayside. But I'm finding quilting to be a very satisfying hobby at the moment so....that's just the way it is. There's only so many hours on the weekends and, these days, quilting fills those hours.


card details:

quilt details:

I started this quilt at the "Galentine's Day" workshop at Mad About Patchwork. The pattern is from the "I Heart You Quilt" pattern but I made mine a touch bigger. The original had only 16 hearts but I made this one with 25 hearts, each with two fabrics to represent my parents' 50 years of marriage.

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

I Love Every Little Thing About You

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing a card I made for dearly beloved.


This one was a quick, but I think elegant, make.

It measures 6 x 6 inches and uses the paper and stickers from the "Every Little Thing" collection from CTMH.


This collection is only available until the end of October so be sure to shop soon if you need to pick it up!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Celebrating a 9th birthday

Hi folks!

Just thought I would pop in over the next few days to share a few cards I have made recently for the many occasions that have been celebrated the past few weeks. It's been quite a whirlwind!

Up first is this card I made for one of my nieces - she celebrated her 9th birthday on the day I arrived back in Newfoundland for a visit.



I used retired Mix-in papers from CTMH from earlier this year. I just love those pops of pink and aqua with the black and white. With every idea book, CTMH releases a set of mixin papers that coordinate with the current collections. I find them VERY versatile and often use them standalone. Be sure to check out the current collection HERE.

The image is from The Greeting Farm (love their stamps for the younglings).

The sentiment is from a stamp set in the September/October CTMH Idea Book - A True Classic

That's it for now! Be sure to check back in the coming days for a few more recent makes featuring the "Every Little Thing" Collection from CTMH.

As always, thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, October 10, 2019

October Hawthorn CTMH Cross Canada Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our October Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Hawthorn 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 - and it turns out that this month I'm actually the start of the hop! Kind of fitting since I am originally from Newfoundland and I just returned yesterday from our easternmost province! If you got here from Kristine's blog then you are in the correct spot!

As usual, I am sharing cards I made with this month's feature collection.

The layout for this first card was scrap-lifted from a scrapbooking layout in the idea book. Do you recognize it? The image and sentiment are from the Hawthorn Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts set. Confession: I didn't use the thin cuts because my craftroom is STILL in transition and I don't know in which bin I packed my Cuttlebug. I WAS able to find my Nutmeg inkpad though!



For this second card, I fuzzy cut the hexi paper. I'm a quilter and a BIG fan of English Paper Piecing (which traditionally uses the hexi shape) so I HAD to use this paper. The stamps are from the "Giving Thanks" stamp set from the recent "Share the Seasons" Bundle (psst. I have extras of the stamp sets if anyone is looking because they missed out!). This card will be for spouse for Thanksgiving.




That's it for me! Up next is Brae

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 November 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, September 10, 2019

September Every Little Thing CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our September Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Every Little Thing 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 Colleen's blog then you are in the right place!

I've had quite a bit of fun with this collection already. Today, I'm sharing three cards using pretty much every item in the collection - and a few of the new colour of the year items!








Card details:


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 October 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!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The new CTMH Idea Books are here!!!

It's September 1st and Close To My Heart has launched TWO new idea books.

The Core Products catalogue - from which you can shop products for the next year.



and the September/October Idea Book.



When you place your first order in September, you can get a free copy of BOTH books! In the meantime, browse them online at my shopping site HERE!


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.

Monday, June 10, 2019

June Cross Canada Blog Hop with CTMH

Hi folks!

Welcome to our June Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the True Love 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!

I have two birthday cards to share with you this month.

Up first is a relatively CAS (Clean And Simple) card. I added interest by using my Sugarplum Shimmer brush to colour the stripes on the balloons (from the May SOTM) and by angling the sentiment (also coloured with the shimmer brush).


For the second card I am sharing today I also used the May SOTM and used my Clear Shimmer Brush to add a bit of sparkle.



In case you're wondering the card stock used on the cards is the colour of the year - Sugarplum! It coordinates perfectly with this collection.

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 July 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!

Friday, May 10, 2019

May Cross Canada Blog Hop with CTMH

Hi folks!

Welcome to our May Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Sweet Girl 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 Colleen's then you are in the right place!

I have a few cards to share with you today and not one of them is baby themed.

Up first - this birthday card. The cute bunny from the Sweet Girl Complements was perfect for the friend who received this card.



Next? A graduation card for my niece. She's winding up her college program and I thought this was a cute card to celebrate the occasion.  For this one I used cute Hedgehog from the cut-apart sheet in the Sweet Girl Paper Pack.



And finally? All FIVE of this year's Mother's Day cards.







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 June 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, May 7, 2019

Totally Love You

Hi folks!

Just popping in to share the card I made for dearly beloved to celebrate the 19 years we have been together.




card details:

  • 6 x 6 CTMH White Daisy card base
  • patterned papers: CTMH Seasonal Mixins
  • sentiment: CTMH April 2019 SOTM - Love So Sweet

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Easter

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share the Easter card I made for dearly beloved this year.



The papers are the retired "Blossom" collection from Close To My Heart - this collection just says spring to me so I pulled some out for this card.

The stamps are "Pretty Easter Find" by Unity Stamp Co (I got them in a grab bag a few years back) with the image coloured with my CTMH Shinhan Markers. The fine points made it really easy to colour the fine details on the image.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April Cross Canada Blog Hop with CTMH

Hi folks!

Welcome to our April Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Feels Like Home 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 Colleen's blog then you are in the right place!

Today I'm sharing this anniversary card featuring the papers from the collection.


Also used in the making of this card?



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

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 May 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!

Monday, March 18, 2019

CTMH Heart Happy Birthday

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share this card I made for dearly beloved's birthday this past week.



I used papers from the CTMH Heart Happy special. The special ended at the end of February but you can still pick up the kits and paper collection while supplies last!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

March Cross Canada Blog Hop with CTMH

Hi folks!

Welcome to our March Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the So Much Happy 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 Dominique's blog then you are in the right place!

Today I'm sharing with you a few cards I made with the paper pack - which I totally wanted to call "Sew Much Happy". Get it?




Yes - I'm a quilter. So of course I had to have the Quilt Quotes stamp set, the Stitched Quilt Shapes Thin Cuts, AND the Stitched Square Frames Thin Cuts the second I saw them. Click "add to order"!!!

You can bet that these cards are going to wind up in the hands of my quilting buddies. I may even make them little gift sets they can hand out to other friends.

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

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 April 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!