The Stamps I Use

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mojo Monday 295

Hi folks,

Woohoo! Once again I am playing along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

Here's the sketch:



And here's the birthday card I made for my Aunt using the sketch



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Be Happy"
  • stamps: Verve "Treasured Words"
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Reminder - Yumi and Fumi Handmade Design Team Call

Hello!!! Anyone out there?






Just popping in with a reminder that Yumi and Fumi Handmade has posted a Design Team Call.

You can find all the details at this link and you have until June 1st to toss your hat into the ring.

If you are a fan of fun, cute characters, then I would encourage you to apply. I already have several of their stamps in my personal collection - I just need to make the time to get them all inked up! I have found the images fantastic not just for the nieces and nephews, but also for the grown-ups. I am willing to bet that there are probably more than a few that you will look at that will make you go "Wow! That looks just like <insert name here> I HAVE to have that stamp." That's why I have so many of them.

If you click through here, a link will pop up showcasing the cards here on my blog on which I have used just three of the images in my collection. Anyone know how to add more hours to your day? I could REALLY use more time to put more of my un-inked stamps to use!

Anyways, there are LOTS of you out there with incredible crafting skills who I know would be FANTASTIC additions to the Y&FH family. Be sure you apply! I even mustered up the courage and sent in my own application.



Monday, May 20, 2013

Mojo Monday 294

Hi folks,

Here in Canada, today is Victoria day, so we have the day off from work. Yay! So, I found some time to play along with this week's Mojo Monday 294 sketch

here's the sketch:



and here's the birthday card I made for one of my Aunt's using the sketch:



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Be Happy"
  • stamps: Verve "Treasured Words"
  • die: Verve "Rounded Rectangle"
  • EK Success Diamond Scallop border punch
  • satin ribbon and CTMH Sorbet buttons from my stash
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mojo Monday 293

Hi folks,

here's a bit of a break from all the girlie Mother's Day cards - a milestone, masculine birthday card using this week's Mojo Monday 293 sketch.

Here is the sketch:



and here is my card - featuring one of my favourite colour combos - kraft and black.


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Kraft Funday"
  • stamps: CTMH Solos "7", Verve "Amazing Wishes"
  • black button from my stash + Basic Grey Hopscotch buttons (the caramel coloured ones)
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, Verve "Pennant Trim" Die, Cuttlebug "Harmony" alphabet dies
additional challenges for this card:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Viva La Verve May 2013 - Week 2

Hi folks,
back with the last of this year's Mother's Day cards - finally! This one for dearly beloved's sister-in-law. I thought this layout from the Viva La Verve Week 2 challenge would make a perfect Mother's Day card. It just screams bow, ribbon and doily don't you think?

Here's the sketch:



and here's the card:



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Be Happy"
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
  • corner rounder punch
  • chalk seam binding from my stash
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sweet Sunday 183

Hi folks,

back with another of this year's Mother's Day cards - this one for dearly beloved's sister-in-law.



card details:


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mojo 279 - For Mother's Day

Hi folks,

Yes, I make a lot of Mother's Day cards. Not just for my Mom and dearly beloved's Mom and Step-Mother but also for each of our sisters and sisters-in-law who have kids. This card was for dearly beloved's sister.





card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Be Happy"
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
  • Spellbinders Petite Oval Die
  • layout: Mojo Monday 279 (an older sketch from a couple of month's ago that I had lying around on my desk. This is definitely my kind of layout - you will probably see it cropping up here again!)
challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mojo Monday 291

Hi folks,

back with still another Mother's Day card! I used the Mojo Monday 291 sketch for the layout.

Here's the sketch:



and, of course, I used the square option for this card for dearly beloved's step-mother:



card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Gathering"
  • stamps: CTMH "May Word Puzzle"
  • black satin ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 13, 2013

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #123

Hi folks,

back with yet another Mother's Day card! This one was for dearly beloved's Mom.




card details:

additional challenges for this card:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sketch 'n Stash 113 - Again

Hi folks,

Well, since I had the two other pieces sitting on my craft table from making this card, I decided I should use them to make another Mother's Day card - but opposite!



I also added another pop of colour with matching card stock mats in the dark coral colour.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sketch n Stash 113 - For Mother's Day

hi folks,

Back again with ANOTHER Mother's Day card! This one is for my brother's fiancee.




card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches
  • patterned paper: Authentique "Gathering". I REALLY need to work on not buying more paper. My stash is completely out of control - I should take a photo of all my DPs....except that would actually require MULTIPLE photos!
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
  • flower brad from my stash. Isn't it the sweetest? I wish I had more of these.
  • layout: Sketch 'N Stash 113

additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! It's a wet one here and since I'm kind of tied to the house because I'm on-call I don't really mind. Really hoping to get in lots of crafty time! I need to make up for being away for a couple of weeks!

Mojo 292 - For Mother's Day

Hi folks,

Here's another card I made for Mother's Day - this one for my sister.



card details:
  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, die cut white card stock base from my stash. Don't you  just love the curvy edge? I picked up a "few" of these some time ago at Michaels. I won't confess just how many. That might be incriminating!
  • patterned paper: Authentique "Gathering"
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You", "Great Friend"
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops Border punch
  • corner rounder punch
  • layout: Mojo Monday 292
additional challenges for this card:

For My Mom - for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

Just a quick post to share the card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day.




card details:

additional challenges for this card:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Viva La Verve - May 2013 Week 1

Hi folks,

I wasn't able to play along with all of the April Viva La Verve Challenges due to my impromptu trip to Newfoundland. But I am really hoping to play along with all of the May challenges.

Here's my card for the first week - an anniversary card for my sweetie as we celebrate thirteen years together.



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "The Station", edges distress with my scissors
  • stamps: Verve "Stronger Love" 
  • dies: Verve "Wavy Hearts", Spellbinders Petite Circles


additional challenges for this card:

Thanks for stopping by! I should be posting a little more regularly now that I am back home in Ottawa and back into the every day routine.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Seize the Birthday #15 - Masculine

Hi folks,


Back again with two more cards I made before I popped over to Newfoundland for my Dad's surgery.

One is a birthday card for a dear friend of my other half:



and the other is the get well card I made for my Dad.




card details:

Thanks for stopping by!

Seize the Birthday #14 - Feminine

Hi folks,

Well, I am back from my impromptu trip to Newfoundland and figure it is time to catch up on posting a few cards I made before my travels commenced.

I was somewhat pre-occupied during the trip with (a) my Dad's hip replacement surgery - he's recovering VERY well by the way.  AND (b) a vehicle mishap - no one hurt but Dad's minivan sustained some rear bumper and tail-light damage due to busted brake lines while I was backing out of my Aunt's driveway. Phew! More excitement than any of us was counting on that day!

Anyway, these are a couple of cards I made for two April birthdays - one for a dear friend and one for one of my cousins.






I quite like how the cards turned out. I think those buttons add just the pop of colour.


card details:

Thanks for stopping by!