The Stamps I Use

Monday, July 27, 2015

Another Blossom Birthday

Hi folks,

We haven't seen dearly beloved's family in a very long time. So long that we had not yet had a chance to give one of his nieces her birthday card.  So, in the hopes that we would see her on the last visit to his Dad's place, we brought along her birthday card. Sadly, we still didn't get to to see her!

Here's the card I made for her birthday.

and the tin I decorated to keep her birthday $$ in! She's of the age now where I am sure she appreciates being able to pick out something that she really wants for her birthday.

To package it all up nicely together, I put the card and the tin into this little bag. Her name was written on the panel after I took the photo.

project details.


  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • patterned paper: CTMH Blossom
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm SSSC #11, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E00, E93, E04, E01, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG10, E21, E23, E25, E27)
  • sentiment: CTMH Blossom Cardmaking WOTG
  • embellishments: CTMH Coral Reef Sequins

challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by - even though I haven't been very good about posting my cards of late!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Celebrating Mom

Hi folks,

Some of you may know that I recently travelled to Newfoundland to celebrate my Mom's 65th birthday. This is the card that I made for her.

And this is the little gift card tin that I decorated to hold the Base & Bling necklace I made for her.

card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, white daisy card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Blossom (since this paper is retiring at the end of the August, stock availability fluctuates. If you are interested in it, let me know and I'll see about hooking you up).
  • stamps: CTMH Circus Alphabet (S1407). This was a SOTM so if you are interested in it, let me know and I'll see if I can track one down for you from my stash of extra products or from another consultant. CTMH Blossom Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (C1649).
  • embellishments: teal resin flowers

gift tin & necklace details:

challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Promotions from Close To My Heart

Hi folks,

It's time to share the details of this month's promotions from Close To My Heart.

As always, the July Stamp of the Month "Life is Wonderful" can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.

Here are the stamps in the set:

and some artwork (not mine - these are from the catalogue!) featuring the stamp set:

The big constant campaign promo this month centres around the My Acrylix stamp sets and the exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets.

For each $25 you spend on regular priced My Acrylix stamp sets, you can choose to receive either the July Stamp of the Month set FOR FREE or one of the current Hostess Rewards stamps sets for just $5. That's right - you don't have to host a qualifying party to get the hostess rewards stamps - and you can pick them up for just $5 per set. You can find all the details right here.

So, review your wish list for the My Acrylix stamp sets and check out the Hostess Rewards stamp sets in the current idea books to see if this promo is for you! And, just to sweeten the deal, every order placed this month that takes advantage of this promotion will get a little something extra from me! Feel free to join my July Promo Online Party to take advantage of this deal! When I close out the party at the end of the month, your little something will be on the way to you lickety split!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Welcoming Baby

Hi folks,

A new niece will soon be joining our family and this is the card I made for the baby shower.

card details:

challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Still playing with the CTMH Jackson Papers

Hi folks,

I guess it is safe to say that my posting schedule has been rather hit or miss lately. I've had these four Jackson cards sitting here waiting to be posted but just have not gotten around to writing the post.

These first two are for the stash.

And these last two are a couple more Father's Day cards.

This one for my Dad.

I actually modified the last card slightly after photographing it for this post. I added three little paper roses above the twine knot - as this card was ultimately given to my sister on Father's Day. It's a little something I do for her each year.

card details:

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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Worth Celebrating - Yuletide Carol

Hi folks,

Well it seems I'm getting forgetful - or maybe a little busy - as I've had this card sitting in a post since early May and just never got around to publishing.

This is another non-Christmas card that I made with the Yuletide Carol papers from Close To My Heart.

These papers retire at the end of August so if you have them on your wish list, be sure to snap them up soon!

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Jackson with a girlie touch

Hi folks,

While I wait for it to dry up a little more outside so I can start this year's garden planting, I decided to pop in and share another creation (or two) using the Jackson papers from Close To My Heart.

I figure this first card can work for either a guy or a gal.

For these next three, I wanted to show that you COULD dress up the Jackson papers a little differently and make them a little more feminine. The teal zipper ribbon that I got during last year's Ribbon Revelry promo was perfect for the task. The little eyelet accents in the zipper are great.

And, let's not forget, the flowers from the Junebug puffies!

Yippee! Four more cards for the stash!

card details:

Challenges for these cards: