The Stamps I Use

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Everything - Mojo 485

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share a card I made for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. I decided to pull out my boxes of 6 x 6 papers to find some appropriate papers for this one.



card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Teresa Collins Everyday Moments
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm (one of the last SSSC images they produced "Joy"), coloured with Copic Markers
  • sentiment: CTMH "Sending Smiles" (D1708) from one of the Cricut Bundles
  • embellishments: bakers twine, flower from CTMH 

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

You Are Tea-Riffic

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share another card I created as a potential card for an upcoming card workshop. This one has a sneak peek at the SOTM for March.




card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Little Hello

Hi folks,

Just popping in again today to share another card  I'm considering offering in an upcoming card workshop.



If you are familiar with the current CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, you will recognize this card as it is featured within the pages.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello Lovely - Sending Smiles and Thanks

Hi folks!

I'm back today to share a couple more cards that I'm considering offering for an upcoming card workshop.

Once again, the cards feature the CTMH Hello Lovely collection.

Both cards are quick and easy to make - and post friendly! They both would be easily changed up for different occasions by switching out the sentiments.










card details:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello Baby!

Hi folks,

Just thought I would share with you, over the next few days, the cards that I am considering as cards to offer in a card-making workshop for a few friends of mine.

Up first are the two cards from the CTMH Hello Baby Card Making Workshop your Way featuring the Hello Lovely collection.

This first card is a Congrats on your baby card but I think it can easily be reworked into a Get Well card with a sentiment switch out or even a birthday card or sympathy card with a switch out of the images on the main panel.


This second card would make for a good all-occasion card, just to say hi. I can see switching out the large sentiment for a big happy birthday as well.



I love the soft colour palette with these papers.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017 Christmas Cards - Number Five

Hi folks,

Time for another Christmas card share! Using up the last of the card bases I had left over from last year's cards and another pre-coloured image.



card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH City Sidewalks (retired)
  • stamped image: Pink Cat Studio
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2017

2017 Christmas Cards - Number Four

Hi folks,

I'm back again today to share my fourth Christmas card for 2017.




card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH City Sidewalks (retired)
  • stamped image: Pink Cat Studio
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 Christmas Cards - Number Three

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share another of my 2017 Christmas cards.



card details:

  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH City Sidewalks (retired)
  • stamped image: Pink Cat Studio
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sewing Fun for a Birthday Girl

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share another Hello Lovely card.

One of our nieces just celebrated her 7th birthday and one of the other aunties thought it would be a great idea if we pooled our resources and got a sewing machine for the budding sewist. So, we all chipped in and got her a machine of her own so she wouldn't be borrowing her Mom's as she learned the ropes. I've already seen photos and a video of her sewing up a storm on her new machine so I think it was a definitely a well-received prezzie.

To go with her prezzie, I made this card. The quilters among you will recognize the background as a log cabin layout.



card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

XOXO

Happy Valentine's Day folks!

Whether you are single or attached - hugs and kisses to everyone today! But extra hugs and kisses to my dearly beloved.


card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Christmas Cards - Number Two

Hi folks,

I know, I know. Tomorrow is Valentine's day and I'm sharing a Christmas card. What can I say? I'm excited to have started on my 2017 Christmas cards.


This was an extra card base I had made for my 2016 cards and an image I had coloured up a few years ago (in pencil) - decided to use up a few of the images I have lying around.

card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH City Sidewalks
  • stamped image: Pink Cat Studio (they've since rebranded to a teacher's resource site and no longer sell their rubber stamps. Too bad. They were pretty cute!)
  • sentiment: one of the many minis from CTMH

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Team Brae-er's February Blog Hop - Hello Lovely

Hi folks

Welcome to our February Team Brae-er Blog Hop focusing on the all new Hello Lovely collection from Close To My Heart.

Here's a quick peek at the papers in the collection.


You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper, inks, embellishments and more from the Close To My Heart Seasonal 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 do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

Since this is a circular hop, it doesn't matter where you pop in, so if you came here from Michelle's blog, that's great!

Today I'm sharing a couple of card duos.

This first pair uses the same layout - just in a different orientation.




And this second pair is the same layout, just a different sentiment on each of the cards to make them different.



Can I just say how much I LOVE the Thin Cuts Bundle for the Hello Lovely Card Making Stamp set? No fussy cutting that gorgeous floral stamp set. Yippee! Just die cut the image first, stamp away and off you go.

Did you notice the wee bit of shimmer on the cards? I know it's kind of hard to see but the grey roses and sprigs have actually been coated with the clear shimmer brush. I think they needed that little bit of shine to make them pop.



And now off you go to the next stop on the hop at Emily's Scrap Room! Enjoy!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017 Christmas Cards - The first of Many

Hi Folks!!!

I know, I know. Christmas? Already? Yes! Actually, I'm overdue. Every year I sign up for the Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoaststampers in an effort to get my Christmas cards done sooner rather than later. I invariably fall of the wagon early in the year. Well this year, I fell off REALLY early. I didn't get any cards made in January. The "cards" were against me so to speak. Ba ha ha ha!

Anyways, I found this little 3 x 3 inch scrap of CTMH Snowhaven patterned paper on my craft table today. Made a couple of creative cuts with it, grabbed this already coloured image from my stash of leftover images (I think from my 2015 Christmas cards) et voila! One card down, dozens more to go.




card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Snowhaven (retired)
  • stamped image: Penny Black "A Cool Christmas", coloured with Copic Markers (YR16, YR15, B12, Y18, E35, E37, N5, R27, R29, YG61, YG63, YG67)
  • embellishments: CTMH Red Enamel Gems

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Welcome Home Wreath Kit

Hi folks,

Wow. I hadn't realized it had been so long since I last posted. I was busy working on some quilting projects and then I got sick so....no papercrafting in quite some time.

I did manage to finally get around to putting together my Welcome Home Wreath Kit last weekend. I must say, I was pleased with the results considering it was my first time working with the 3-D flowers.



I have a few extra of these and when a couple of my friends saw my photo of this they asked if they could make one as well. So we will be planning a crafty day in the near future.

As always, thanks for stopping by!