Friday, May 30, 2014

Skylark Scrapbooking Kit Stamp

Today's stamp set is from Workshop on the Go (WOTG) Skylark Scrapbooking Kit G1072.  Here Rita Pfingsten created a beautiful card using the WOTG stamp, showing that this stamp has multiple uses.  You can give this card to someone special in your life and it can be for a male or female.

Rita used Ruby Z2178 and Lagoon Z2195 in addition to Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Please leave a comment below.  You can order the above products from my website with link on the right.  Until next time have a great day on purpose and wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

True to Life

True to Life C1575 is a fun stamp to have when you are scrapbooking a trip. I love to travel to different places and scrap my trips, so when I see a stamp I can use on the pages, I am sure to purchase them. If you like adventure, you can't go wrong with this stamp.  You can tell Linda Caler also had fun using this stamp.  The True to Life set has 8 stamps, three of which are Cricut cuts using the Art Philosophy Collection Cartridge Z1686.  Linda also used the Baker's Twine Z1921; Teal Glitter Tape Z1918 Skylark Paper Packet X7177B; White Daisy Cardstock 1385 and Exclusive Inks Cocoa Z2114 and Desert Sand Z2118.

You can purchase these supplies by clicking on my "Shop with me" link.  Please share your creations with this stamp.  I would love to see them.

Thank you Linda for sharing your creation with us by making such a beautiful card.  Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day on purpose!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

You've Got a Friend - May Stamp of the Month

You've Got a Friend S1405 is the Stamp of the Month for May.  This card was created by one of the Close to My Heart Consultants in my swap group.  The Lollydoodle Paper X7183B was used on this card along with Bitty Sparkles Z2163.

This is a great stamp to send a message to your special friends just because you are thinking about them.  I love getting cards from friends.  Sending cards is something that is rarely done these days, so it makes me feel really special and know that I have touched the life of that special person that sent me a card.

You can order the Stamp of the Month, Lollydoodle paper and Bitty Sparkles, by clicking on the shopping card link.

I hope you enjoy this card.  Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day on purpose!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Balloon Talk

Balloon Talk is a stamp set that has 24 stamps in it and includes 3 Artiste Cartridge cuts.  Jean uses the  Jubilee X7181B paper pack with Topiary, Honey, and Desert Sand inks; Z1929 Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon; Z1752 Clear Assortment Sparkles; Z1806 Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles; Z726 Sponge Dauber; and our new Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folders;

If you missed out on ordering S1404 Balloon Talk, please contact me,

The techniques used in this card is ink distressing and dry embossing.  Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day on purpose!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Place

If you were fortunate enough to get this stamp of the month for March Happy Place you can see what a beautiful card Roberta Miner created from this stamp.  If you let this jewel of a stamp get by without purchasing it, please contact me I still have a few.  My Happy Place is my home fill with my family.  I enjoy the comforts of home and the family and friends get-to-gathers that are held at my house.

Roberta created this lovely colorful card using Happy Place Stamp S1403, paper from the Babycakes X7173 paper pack, chocolate, sunset, and buttercup;  Z1752 Sparkles Clear, Z1263 Sparkles Bitty and Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim.  A technique that was used here was coloring the crystals with a sharpie.

Thank you for visiting with me today and until next time have a great day on purpose!

Friday, May 23, 2014

This Is Good!

This is Good A1160,  is a stamp set that encourages you and is a great stamp to use when you want to encourage someone in their moment of need.  Kristina Baldwin also used B1449 Oodles of Doodles Stamp Set;  Colonial White Card; Smoothie, Black and Lagoon inks; Z1768 Metallic Markers; Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint; Z1263 Bitty Sparkles; Z1923 Smoothie Striped Washi Tape; Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape; Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape; Z1151 3-D Foam Tape and Z1380 Spray Pen.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at  I hope you have been enjoying the 2014 Spring and Summer catalog as much as I have.

Until next time have a great day on purpose!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Hero

It always brings a smile to my face every time I see a father interacting with their children.  Especially, if you ever go to a donut shop in the morning and see Dads with their children.  I always think, "so it's your turn to watch the kids today!  Yes, you guessed it, the kids definitely dressed themselves, and Dad is letting them pick out the sweetest and most colorful donut in the shop!  Those was the fun days for my siblings and I, which was one of the many things that made my Dad a Hero to us!  We could never get away with wearing our favorite  mismatch clothing and eat donuts in the morning when my Mother was in charge.

My Hero is a Hostess Stamp that you can get by contacting me to have a social media party, EZ invite or a home party.  This stamp is a great stamp to make a card or layout for your No. 1 Dad or Dad Your Hero!

Here Karen Gerlach created a card using the My Hero stamp B1448 and the Timberline Paper pack.  Which is a good way to use the unused scraps from your layout or workshop on the go.  Karen also used the Proplayer Assortment  Z1879 and Baker'sTwine Harvest Assortment Z1751.  To place an order click on my link

Until next time have a great day on purpose!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Mother's Love

"A family blossoms with a Mother's love" is so very true. This stamp is very fitting for a Mother's Birthday or just to tell her how much you love her.  Here Dawn Hinckley created a beautiful card using B1447 "A Mother's Love".  The stem is stamped using C1340.  Skylark paper X7177B was also used.  You can order these products from my website at or clicking my shopping link.

My Mother has moved back to the United States for the first time in 33 years after working for the military. My siblings and I have never doubted my Mother's love and know that our family is what it is today because of her love.

You can use this stamp to tell someone special that you have been watching their efforts in supporting their family with love by making them a card, or giving them this stamp.  I am looking forward to taking the time to make a card using "A Mother's Love" to encourage some of my family and  friends by complimenting them on the great job and the sacrifices that I have seem them do for their family.

Until next time have a great day on purpose!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some Bunny

Some Bunny is a really cute Hostess Stamp that I think you will love. It is very versatile. Here Jennifer Palmer uses the stamp with the Art Philosophy cartridge and our scallop border punch with Ivy Lane paper.  I love this stamp because: 1) you can use the Art Philosophy Cartridge and the stamp to cut a  perfect flower. 2) you can use the flower stamp on a card that is other than an Easter card.

I  love Spring and Summer and pastel colors.  I hope you have a lot of great plans for the Spring and Summer, I know I do after that rough winter we all endured.  Don't forget to let me know how much you liked Jennifer's card. 

Until next time have a great day on purpose!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Unicorn Dreams Stamp

While I have been lacking on my blog, I have been busy tying up lose ends at work getting ready for my retirement from the federal service. Woo Hoo!  It is a blessing to retire and do what I love. I look forward to the blessing of having many years of enjoyment crafting with you. For the next couple of weeks we will review cards from my swap group.  This is a great group of Close to My Heart Consultants who are very talented and creative.  I enjoyed receiving so many new ideas as I hope you will too.  Please let me know how much you enjoy them.

Unicorn Dreams is a hostess stamp that you can obtain if you host a party by social media, at home or EZ invite party.  Dawn Hinckley created this card using Lollydoodle paper and our silver shimmer tape, whisper and juniper inks.  You can purchase these products from by website at valj. or click on the link.

Until next time.  Have a great day!