The Stamps I Use

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Holly Jolly PML Cards

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in to share a couple more cards I made using the Holly Jolly collection and one of the PML cards that I cut in half!




As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Just popping in to share a few more cards I made using the Holly Jolly collection from Close To My Heart.

These four cards were for my sister's four youngest daughters.

The first three feature images I coloured from The Greeting Farm and were for the three youngest.






And this one is for her teenage daughter. The snowman is from the Holly Jolly Sticker sheet and the mat is a PML card!



I hope they like their cards!

As always thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CTMH Craft with Heart Card Making Subscription

Hi folks,

I just realized that I had forgotten to share the cards I made with my Sept-Dec shipment of my Craft With Heart Card Making Subscription from Close to My Heart.

The subscription makes two each of 12 different patterns but I switched mine up and made a few more!

Here's the standard set of cards:




And here are all of my makes!!! 30 cards in total - I'm stoked for the arrival of my next subscription box!

Because I have the annual subscription, each kit is $59.50 CDN. In addition to a mini ink pad, an acrylic block, AND an exclusive stamp set, I made 30 cards. A VERY good deal in my books - quite economical when you consider the price of store-bought cards!





















As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December Cross Canada Blog Hop - Cedar and Pine

Hi folks!

Welcome to our December Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Cedar & Pine 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. If you came from Rosalynd's blog then you are in the right place!

This month I'm actually featuring a decor item I made using the Cedar & Pine Picture My Life cards.


In the midst of switching my craft room and exercise room around, I came across this decorative tray stashed away in the old craft room closet. Technically, it's the exercise room closet but it remains annexed for craft room overflow. ANYWAYS......the tray is meant to feature 4 x 6 photos but I think that adding seasonal PML cards makes it a perfect holiday accent!




And, you can keep it up to date all year 'round!

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

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 January 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, November 10, 2019

November CTMH Holly Jolly Cross Canada Blog

Hi folks!

Welcome to our November Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Holly Jolly 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 Rosalynd then you are in the right place!

I have four Christmas cards to share this month (surprise!) to show you what you can do with the papers, sticker sheet, and PML cards from 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 December 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, 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!