The Stamps I Use

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Birthday Wishes Darling

Hi folks,

Just popping in today to share a recent birthday card creation for the eldest daughter of dear friends of ours.




card details:

challenges for this card:

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Hi folks,

Just popping in today to share a couple more cards that I made with the Happy Times paper pack.

Did I mention how much I like the yellow papers in this pack? Oh yeah, I think I did on my Make It Crafty Blog Hop post.

If you've seen that post, then you will recognize the layout on this Mother's Day card. It's the same as the Thank You card from that post.


I just liked it so much that I had to make two! That's kind of a thing with me.

And I also whipped up this birthday card as well (already in the mail).





Card details:


  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Happy Times (only available during May)
  • stamps and dies: CTMH "A Bunch of Love" stamp set and thin cuts

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! May Make It Crafty Blog Hop!

Hi everybody!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by for today's Make It Crafty Blog Hop!



Our theme this month is "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You".

If you came here from Julie's blog, then you are well on your way.

If you get lost along the way, just pop back to this post to find the full list of participants this month.

So, what am I sharing with you this month that is in keeping with our theme? How about this cute little Thank You card to start?



I couldn't wait to play with a "a bunch" of new goodies for this one.

If you are a fan of Close To My Heart then you know that May 1st saw the launch of the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. When I first saw the book I knew I had to have every set of thin cuts dies and their coordinating stamp sets. This card features the "A Bunch of Love" stamp set and matching thin cuts die set. I LOVE not having to fussy cut my stamped images! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! CTMH for releasing these combos!

And did you notice those beautiful papers on the card? These are my two FAVOURITE papers from the "Happy Times" paper pack - a special release from CTMH for National Scrapbooking Month. You can read all about the promo here. And before you ask, I already snapped up FOUR of these paper packs FREE on my most recent order. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! CTMH for such an awesome promo for the month of May!

I also thought it would be nice to make a little "Thank You" gift for someone. So I grabbed some of my Base & Bling stock pile and whipped up this little necklace.



I love that we now carry these lovely necklace cards (and little baggies as well but they don't photograph so nicely). It's so easy to stamp an appropriate sentiment on the card, give it a swipe with a marker or watercolours and it's all ready for gifting. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! CTMH for making it so easy to dress up Base & Bling necklaces for gifting!

So now I have a lovely little thank you card and gift to give someone the next time the occasion arises!

And now off you go to Diana's blog where I am sure she has something delightful to share!

Psst....if you check out my #CTMHHappyTimes label here on the blog, you will see other cards I have posted with the lovely paper pack. And there are more to come!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

More Happy Times!

Hi folks!


Just popping in today to share a couple more cards I made with the National Scrapbooking Month special "Happy Times" paper pack and the all new "A Bunch of Love" stamp set and thin cuts die set from Close To My Heart.


One is another Mother's Day card....


And since I liked the look of it so much, I decided to make a birthday card as well.



Both are already in the mail to their recipients!

card details:

Challenges for these cards:
As always thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Times for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in this morning to share a couple more Mother's Day cards for this year.

I've been getting a little bored with the usual side or top fold cards and decided it was time for a gate-fold card. Why don't I make more of these? I love them!





They are a great way to showcase a pretty paper - in this case the "Happy Times" collection from Close to My Heart - a special promo available only during the month of May for National Scrapbooking Month.

card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!



Monday, May 2, 2016

A Mother's Arms

Hi folks,

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I figured it was high time I made this year's cards. I finally got around to it on Sunday.

Here's a couple of cards I put together using the new Florence papers from Close To My Heart and one of my newest stamps from Unity Stamp Company.






card details:

Challenges for these cards:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May promos from CTMH

Hi folks!


It's a new month and it is time to say Hello! to the May promos from CTMH.


The May Stamp of The Month is "Celebrate with Cake" (S1605) - a great "build  a cake" stamp set.






I love those little pennants for sticking in the top of the cake! As usual, this is a D size stamp set which you can purchase for the regular price OR for just $6 with a $50 order.

Here's some artwork from CTMH Home Office featuring this versatile stamp set.




And let's not forget that May is National Scrapbooking Month! You KNOW CTMH had to have something special up their sleeves for THIS special occasion. How about a limited edition stamp set AND a free paper pack with EVERY $70 order?

Here's a shot of the Happy Times D size stamp set. Yours for $21.25.


And the Happy Times paper pack. You get a FREE pack with every $70 purchase. So...spend $140, that's TWO paper packs.... and so on, and so on. Guess how many free paper packs I got on MY last order? FOUR!!! Of course, you can also purchase the paper pack at a full retail price of $17.75. But who doesn't love free?



See that gold stripe paper? Foil!!!! Delish!

And JUST in case you need a new album for all that scrapbooking you are going to finish during National Scrapbooking Month - there's 25% off all of the My Legacy Albums!


And if THAT's not enough - the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book officially launches today!! Woo hoo! So many fabulous goodies to select from - why do you think I got four free packs of paper? I had a HUGE want list from this cattie!



So go grab your favourite bevvie and settle down to page through the new idea book and make YOUR list! If you have any questions, just drop me a line! If you want to place an order, get in touch OR join the Seasonal Expressions 2 Launch party on my site!

I'm planning to get crafty today with all of my new goodies. So you can expect to see some posts in the next little while with a BUNCH of new products!

Thanks for stopping by!