CTMH: National Scrapbooking Month: Happy Times!

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Welcome to the Happy Times National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to share this paper and stamp set with you because it’s just beautiful!  If you arrived here from Donna’s blog, you’re on the right track. Just keep clicking the links and you’ll see all the gorgeous artwork created with this special, exclusive paper pack and stamp set.

I created a one-page layout of a family photo from a photo shoot we did to celebrate my parents’ 40th Wedding Anniversary.Happy Times Layout by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating

Here are a few close ups:

Happy Times Layout close up 1 by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating Happy Times Layout title by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating Happy Times Layoutclose up 1 by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating

Do you see the gold foil on the pink flower paper and the zip strips?  I also used Pomegranate and Fern ink, Pink Enamel Gems and Gold Sequins.

This paper is so fun to work with!  Don’t miss out.  It and the matching stamp set are only available until the end of the month.

Now, it’s time to hop on over to Vickie’s blog.  Happy Creating!

CTMH: May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I’ve been so busy the last month that my poor blog has been neglected.  But I’m back with this hop.

May2016 sotm blog hop

This month there are about 30 consultants participating.  If you arrived here from Donna’s blog, you’re in the right place.  If you’re starting here, just keep clicking links in each post until you get back here.

Here’s the stamp set:



It’s perfect for colouring in, which is something I’m really beginning to enjoy doing.  It really wasn’t that long ago that I said I didn’t like colouring.  How can you help but enjoy it when you have such great markers to work with?  Here’s the card I made:

May SOTM by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating

The images were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with ShinHan markers.  I used Paper Fundamentals in Glacier and Thistle as well some Black and White Daisy cardstock.  I added a strip of White Shimmer Trim and some Clear Sparkles and called it done.

Now, hop on over to Cat’s blog if you haven’t seen her beautiful artwork yet.

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Join me in Burlington!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the new crafting I’ve taken up: Bible Journaling.  Here are a few of the pages I’ve done.

I love using the creativity of my job in my Bible.  I play with watercolours, stamps and stickers to illustrate a concept, verse or theme that resonates with me.

I have the opportunity to participate, as a consultant and participant, at a crop on Saturday, April 30, with part of the day focused on Bible Journaling.  I’ll be teaching a make ‘n’ take in the afternoon and I can’t wait!

Created Crop

You may not be interested in Bible Journaling and that’s okay.  You can still come!  The cost is $35, which will include supplies to do your own journaling and the make ‘n’ take as well tools for you to use throughout the day.  Lunch and refreshments are also included.

Register by going to the website.  Questions?  Let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them.


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