May Stamp of the Month: Celebrating Friendship

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May’s stamp of the month is a beautiful set with gorgeous big words and lovely flowers, perfect for colouring.  I used it to make a one-page layout celebrating a special friendship with my Close To My Heart upline (the person I signed up under).

This photo was taken at convention last year and it is definitely one of my favourites of the two of us.  I didn’t want the journaling out for everyone to see so I tucked it behind my photo, creating a pocket by popping the photo with Foam Tape.

Here are a few close ups of the stamped images.

The flowers were all coloured with ShinHan markers.  I also added circles from the Doodled Designs stamp set and some watercolour splashes to add interest to my white base.  The words above the photo are from the This & That stamp set.  The other embellishments are from the Some Kinda Wonderful complements and Black and White Dots.

Want to see what the stamp set looks like?  Click here to pop over to my website.  Remember, you can get this set for just $6 with an order of $50.  And while you’re there, check out the amazing Live Beautifully products only available for the month of May.

What relationship will you celebrate this month?

9 Bright & Fun Cards You Can Make In a Snap

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I know you’re pressed for creative time.  You’re probably thinking “Creative time??? I’m pressed for any kind of time!”  Life is busy, so before I get into all the new products that were just released I wanted to share my latest workshop kit with you.  You love cute cards and you love giving them away but you just don’t have time to create them.  This kit will take you no time at all to put together and you can still claim that you made them.  (heehee)  There is minimal stamping and it’s all been done for you anyway!  All you need to do is glue, pop if you want, and add the sparkles.  Here’s what you can create:

The kit includes all papers pre-cut, card bases and envelopes, a full pack of Some Kinda Wonderful Complements (glitter chipboard and stickers) white twine, and lots of 2 sizes of sparkles.  I have only a few kits left over from my workshop last week and you can snag one!  They’re $35 if you come pick them up.  I can pop one in the mail for you for an additional $8.

Send an etransfer to or contact me to claim one.

April is all about getting ‘er done!

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It’s a new month and I will admit, a SUPER busy one for me!  So, I’m only going to pop in quickly this week to share our awesome promotion.  If you’re like me, life is busy, and sometimes it means that our crafting time gets much shorter.  Enter Close To My Heart’s Cut Above kits!  We have 2 fabulous kits available right now. {There’s more coming! … Shhh.  I didn’t tell you that. 😉 }

The first kit is a baby-themed one, but I’ve seen people do pet pages or other things with this set as well.

Each set comes with everything you need to complete a 2-page layout, and 2 pocket-pages (both sides), including the protectors.  The only thing you need is adhesive!

Here’s the other one: a wedding themed kit.  But again, I’ve seen people create family and friend-themed pages with this kit.

Aren’t they gorgeous?!?!  And they assembly in a snap.  It’ll probably take you longer to pick which photos to use!

So, what’s the promo?  You can get these kits for 50% off this month!  That’s only $9.50 (shipping will be charged on the retail price).  And, if you join the CTMH family as a consultant, you get to choose a kit for FREE.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get some treasured memories into an album quickly and simply.  Click here to check them out.



You are “Tea”riffic, honest!

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I really love this month’s stamp of the month.  The tea cups are so fun to work with, even though I haven’t had as much time to play with them as I hoped.  Here’s a card I created with Hello Lovely.

You are tea-riffic card by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingcrafts

This is a great design for using up a bunch of little scraps.  I stamped the image in Desert Sand ink on the patterned paper, just like on the layout in my last post.  Here’s a close up of that tea cup and all that yummy bling.  🙂

You are tea-riffic card detail by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingcrafts

Can’t wait to to give this go someone who needs a pick-me-up.


Don’t forget that this great sale ends tomorrow!  Pop over to my shopping website to see what’s still available.


And, speaking of great deals, I’ve got some super deals on my used (and a few new) stamp sets.  Click here to check ’em out.






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