The Stamps I Use

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!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

love you because

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share the card I made for dearly beloved for Valentine's Day this year.




Card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

February Cross Canada Blog Hop with CTMH

Hi folks!

Welcome to our February Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the I Heart Us 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 Nicky's blog then you are in the right place!

If you are a frequent visitor then you know I tend to favour card-making so I have these cards to share with you today.




The inspiration for these cards actually came from a scrapbook layout in the new Seasonal Expressions Idea book. Go ahead, take a flip through and see if you can find which one! Psst - take a look at the WYW I Heart Us layouts.

I also used the Butterfly Friendship stamp and thin cuts bundle on this pair of cards.

Now - do you remember earlier when I said I tend to favour card-making? Well, I took the big step and signed up for the Craft With Heart12-month subscription back when it launched. My goal was to hopefully wind up with some layouts I could use in a scrapbook album for my parents upcoming milestone wedding anniversary. So here's the TWO double-page layouts for February featuring the "I Heart Us" Cut Above Kit!







Care to make a guess how long it took me to put these together? Just 45 minutes!!! For all four pages! Me! Who doesn't scrapbook!

Now - I'm still getting used to the whole scrapbooking thing so I just followed the kit instructions to  the letter. Maybe I'll branch out and start mixing things up as I do more of the kits. Or maybe I'll add to the pages as my parents anniversary approaches. We shall see. Either way, I think this subscription (which you can do a month at a time, four months at a time, or for a full year) is a great way to put together some great scrapbook layouts quickly!

So - 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 March 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!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

CTMH Mix-ins Birthday Wishes

Hi folks,

I was feeling quite crafty this past weekend and put together these cards using the Mix-Ins papers from the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.









Six quick cards ready for when I need them.

In addition to the papers, I also used

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A long overdue CTMH Boutique Birthday Card

Hi folks,

As you may have guessed, my paper-crafting mojo seems to be making a wee return. I'm finally able to share a card that I started months ago but only finished this past weekend. It languished in my craft room for days, weeks, then months. All I had left to do was colour the dress and put the pieces together. <sigh>


Anyways, it features:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Craft with Heart - Something Fierce January Layouts

Hi folks

So who out there has been thinking of trying out the Craft with Heart subscription from Close to My Heart?

I have the full year subscription which started back in September but I am just now getting around to putting together the layouts. I started with the January layouts featuring Something Fierce and, as someone who rarely scrapbooks, am VERY impressed with how quickly the Cut Above layouts came together.











I followed the instructions for the kits - no getting creative for me - yet! But I'm hoping to build my scrapbooking confidence with these kits so maybe I'll get brave and put my own twist on some of them.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Something Fierce - Launch Event Scrapbook Layouts

Hi folks,

In yesterday's post, I mentioned the projects from the launch event I attended for the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. Well, I am back today to share the two, double page scrapbook layouts from that event!


Can you believe it? I made scrapbook layouts!










Of course, I left the photo and journal area blank as these may be gifted instead of kept. For now they are safely residing in their page protectors in a scrapbook album.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Something Fierce - A few more cards

Hi folks,

Back in December I had the opportunity to attend a launch event for the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. I was only able to attend for part of the event so I didn't get my projects finished until recently.

So - today I'm sharing the cards! All of them were quick, easy makes that used not only the Something Fierce papers but also the complements.

Up first - this pretty pink card! Not a dinosaur in sight!



This card? All strips from the complements pack!



And here we go - dinosaur front and centre. I'm thinking this one could work for a kid OR an adult celebrating a birthday milestone.



As always, thanks for stopping by!