The Stamps I Use

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Jeepers Creepers cards from the Pajama Crop

Hi folks,

Last night was the annual pajama crop at Algonquin College. This year, the organizer challenged the attendees to make and donate a card to a card drive for Ronald McDonald House.

I wound up donating seven cards! Here are five that I made using the Jeepers Creepers papers. Some of them are lifted/inspired by the bonus card projects from the Jeepers Creepers WYW.

I'm hoping that the kids who receive them smile.

card details:

Challenges for these cards:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Whimsy Anniversary Wishes

Hi folks,

If you are here for my post from the Team Brae-er October blog hop, just scroll down to the previous post.

Today I'm sharing the anniversary card I made for my parents - 47 years of marriage last week!

Since they are visiting at the moment, we were able to take them out to dinner to our favourite Italian restaurant to celebrate.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October Team Brae-er Blog Hop

Hi folks!

Welcome to our October Team Brae-er Blog Hop focusing on the "Swan Lake" collection in the current Holiday Expressions Idea Book. You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper, inks, embellishments and more from the Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions and Annual Inspirations Idea books. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact your local consultant to place an order. HINT: to find your local consultant go to the CTMH Home office website, click on "What We Do", and then click on "Find a Consultant". Easy Peasy!

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Hughes at "The Right Hughes". If you came from Brandi Robinson of "crzy4scrapbooking" then you are in the right place!

My creation for today's hop is this Thanksgiving card for my dearly beloved:

card details:
Since I am the end of this circular hop, your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is back at the beginning with Michelle Hughes at "The Right Hughes".

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Hughes at "The Right Hughes" as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Promotions from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,

It's October! That means it is time to share this month's promotions from Close To My Heart.

Up first is the stamp of the month "Yuletide Joy".

As usual, you can purchase this D size set of 7 stamps for the regular price of $23 CAD. However, with a qualifying purchase of just $50 CAD, you can snap it up for the discounted price of just $6 CAD. And see those red outlines around the star and stocking? That means that this stamp set is Cricut compatible with the Art Philosophy cartridge. That means mass production of your Christmas cards will be a breeze if you cut those shapes out with your Cricut. And if you are in to colouring, these images are PERFECT for colouring up with our Shin Han markers or Watercolour Pencils. I'd venture to say that if you have kids, they would love to help with the card-making by colouring these in.

Here's a lovely layout from CTMH Home Office featuring this stamp set:

Have you ever thought about becoming a CTMH Consultant? Well, during the month of October, if you host a gathering, you can apply your hostess rewards to the purchase of a new consultant kit - making it even easier to start your journey as a consultant.

You can find out more details here.

Just look at all the goodies you get in your new consultant kit!

Feel free to contact me for additional details on these promotions!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hope your day is as AWESOME as you!

Hi folks,

And I'm back - sharing another birthday card - this time for a nephew who will be 16 in October. Wow! Where has the time gone?

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jeepers Creepers - Not just for Hallowe'en!

Hi folks!

Popping in today to share this card for my niece who celebrates her birthday today!!!

Believe it or not, the papers on this card are from this year's Hallowe'en themed papers - Jeepers Creepers - from Close To My Heart and from the Adventure Fundamentals pack.

For anyone who likes purple and/or teal, this is a great all year paper pack - not just for Hallowe'en. In fact, the sentiment actually comes from the coordinating "Monstrous Hallowe'en" (Z4006) thin cuts & stamp set bundle and the washi tape? Also from the Jeepers Creepers collection!

Pro tip: grab coordinating papers from the various Fundamentals paper packs to go with the seasonal papers! It's a great way to expand your creative choices.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A little mermaid gift for you

Hi folks,

If you are here to check out my GIU Blog Hop post, please scroll down to the previous post.

I'm just popping in today to share another birthday card for another niece.

This one is a fun little mermaid card using some older Echo Park papers from my stash - because, you know, a mermaid card NEEDS beach-y themed papers.

card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base.
  • patterned paper:  Echo Park Splash (wow! It's from 2011!)
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Oona", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, R20, R0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, Y35, Y38, C1, BV0000, BV000). I also added some sparkle with my shimmer brush.
  • sentiment: CTMH Petite Perks "A Little Love" (contact me if you want to find out how to get this handy mini stamp set)
  • layout: Tuesday Throwdown #311
As always, thanks for stopping by!