The Stamps I Use

Monday, July 28, 2014

Birthday Wishes - Viva La Verve July Week 2

Hi folks!!

So...do you remember this card I made for my niece? Well, I decided to make a masculine version as I needed a birthday card for a friend of my dearly beloved. He is quite the traveller and I REALLY wanted to make a card for him using these papers.




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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mojo Monday 355

Hi folks,

When I saw this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I thought it would be perfect to add a few cards to my stash.

So, I made four cards.







card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, black card stock accents
  • patterned paper: Authentique "Gathering"
  • Verve: "Birthday Surprise", "Kind Words"
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles, Scalloped Circles
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops Border Punch
  • Washi tape and black paper roses from my stash
  • layout: Mojo Monday 355
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Simply Fabulous - Viva La Verve July Week 2

Hi folks,

Here's another recent card! Not much to say about it - I like how it came together.




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments"
  • stamps: Verve "Beautiful Kindness", stamped in CTMH Vineyard Berry
  • satin ribbon and paper flowers from my stash
  • layout: Viva La Verve July Week 2
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Fun with Fumi - Viva La Verve July Week 1

Hi folks,


So! How's your summer going so far? Has it been filled with fun? I made this card for one of my nieces to wish her a fun-filled summer.





If I do say so myself, I am quite happy with how I coloured up Fumi. She looks like she is already having a very good summer!


card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "Summer Days"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Summer Fumi", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, E02, R21, E30, E35, E37, E39, E31, E33, Y00, Y02, Y04)
  • layout: Viva La Verve July Week 1
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles

Challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer hugs from afar

Hi folks,

Back today to share another summer card for one of my nieces.




When The Greeting Farm announced the pre-order for the little Bean characters in rubber, I didn't waste any time placing my order. The stamps arrived a while back and I have already managed to ink this one up. I'm notorious for taking a very long time to getting around to using some of my stamps. But I thought this one was perfect for a card to celebrate summer for my niece.


card details:
  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "Splash"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Magical" Bean Kit, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, R21, E30, E37, E39, E47, E33, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR23, YR21, BG45)
  • sentiment: Verve "Borderline" stamped in CTMH Crystal Blue
  • ribbon and adhesive sparkly stars from my stash
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle dies

challenges for this card:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You're a star

Hi folks

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my nephew. I usually make him either an end of school year, summer or beginning of school year card. This year....well, it's kind of a combo end of school/summer card.




As usual, he had a fantastic report card and, even though he isn't really into summer sports (he's more a computer geek like me), I thought this would be a fun image to use so I could use this sentiment. He really is a star in my books!

I've actually had Baseball Oliver (Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps very own boy of summer) for ages but it's my first time using it. I actually had to put it on EZ-mount because I hadn't done that yet. Yay for using a stamp that hasn't been used yet!


card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "A Boy's Life"
  • stamped image: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps "Baseball Oliver", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E02, E00, R21, E13, E15, E17, E53, E55, E57, E59, T0, T1, T2, T3, T5, T4, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02)
  • sentiment: PaperworksCo Zach & Zoe Sports Series 1
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Verve Ribbon Banner Die
  • layout: one of my own!

challenges for this card:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

P is for Party


Hi folks,

Just sharing the card I made for my brother's daughter - she's 15 now! Wow! Where has the time gone?




card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: Simple Stories "Happy Days"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Summer", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, E02, E30, E35, E37, E39, BG000, BG15, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG90)
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Welcome Baby - Mojo Monday 354

Hi folks,

Well, on June 30 my sister gave birth to a new baby girl. I realized that, despite the many hundreds (maybe even thousands) of stamps I have, I don't have a BIG collection of baby stamps. And I also don't have a lot of "baby girl" papers that my sister hasn't already seen (this is her fourth daughter!).

But I did finally get around to making this card to welcome my new niece.



card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Baby Pink card stock base
  • patterned papers: CTMH Topstitch (retired)
  • stamps: Verve "Love Monkey" (retired), "Small Phrases"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, corner rounder punch
  • CTMH Chocolate Ribbon, chocolate and baby pink buttons from my stash
  • layout: Mojo Monday 354
Challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mojo Monday 350

Hi Everyone!

Popping in to share a birthday card I made for dearly beloved's sister-in-law. I do love this paper pack and will be sad once I have used it all up.




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challenges for this card
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birthday Wishes for my great uncle


Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Great Uncle who has a birthday today. If I am not mistaken, today he is 89 years old.


I have fond memories of when he would come to town to visit my grandfather (his brother) and my grandmother as they lived next door. He always had interesting stories to tell. I haven't seen him in a few years but he is never far from my thoughts.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer fun with Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 227

Hi folks,

Stopping in today to share a card I made for one of my nieces to celebrate summer vacation. I usually make a card for each of my nieces and nephew every summer to commemorate either the end of the school year, summer vacation or the start of the new school year. This year, it worked out that I did summer vacation cards - it took THAT long for my mojo to work itself into gear!





card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Baby Pink card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Dolled Up"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Summer", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, E02, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, B91, B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG05)
  • sentiment: CTMH D1291 Celebrate Canada, stamped in CTMH Pink Carnation
  • layout: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 227
  • gorgeous metal flower from my crafty pal, Rinne!
challenges for this card:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Never count those glasses of wine

Hi folks,

This past weekend we helped to celebrate the upcoming 40th birthday of dearly beloved's sister. Her husband pulled off a massive surprise birthday party - with about 60 people or so in attendance.

I pulled out one of my new favourite stamps for her card. Since we're older than her, we can't really poke fun at her age, so this one seemed appropriate - especially since we had picked up a couple of nice bottles of Portugese wine for her (her husband is of Portugese heritage).





card details:

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wild Child - Mojo 353

Hi folks,

Well, it's been a while since I posted - nearly two weeks! What can I say? I just haven't been feeling the crafty mojo.

It might be the fact that it is summer, it might be the fact that I'm taking a three week vacay from work. It might be the fact that I've been busy making jam. OR - it might just be that I finally caved and took a day to clear out the mess that had accumulated in my craft room.


Eeep! I didn't take a photo of the room before I cleaned - but I did take a few after. AND the office where everything that I took out of the craft room is now waiting to be sorted.  Yep, enough stuff to fill TWO craft rooms. Is it any wonder I didn't feel like getting crafty?

But July is a busy birthday month so I made my way into my craft room this weekend to do a bit of colouring and some card-making.

Today I'm sharing the card I made for dearly beloved's niece - she was seven on Saturday.



I'm really not happy with the hair - my E25 and E27 markers were leaving that telltale "sticky" residue. Ick. I've given them a clean and we'll see what happens. I may just have to pitch the nibs though and replace them.

Anyways, card details:


  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, black card stock mats
  • patterned paper: Doodlebug "Flower Box"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Wild Child", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E11, E04, E00, E21, E23, E25, E27, RV00, RV02, RV52, RV55, YG06, YG07, YG00)
  • sentiment: The Greeting Farm "Magical" Bean kit, stamped in CTMH Watermelon (retired), with the "happy" stamped a second time, cut out and popped up on adhesive foam tape
  • sparkly pink ricrac from my stash and sparkly adhesive stars from my crafty pal, Rinne!
  • layout: Mojo Monday 353
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mojo 347

Hi folks,

Well it looks like I forgot to share the card I made for my Mom's birthday back in mid-June. I've had a draft post sitting since I made the card - I just forgot to post!




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Traditions"
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You" (Mom), "Big Wish" (Happy Birthday)
  • layout: Mojo Monday 347
  • blue satin ribbon, yellow satin ribbon, buttons and twin from my stash

As always, thanks for stopping by!