The Stamps I Use

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!