The Stamps I Use

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!