S1903 This Happened CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreen’s Blog,  you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the This Happened (S1903) stamp set which is March’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

This stamp set will make every scrapbookers heart happy!  So many cool phrases and images in this set will help make your journaling pop on the page.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

First up, let’s look at how you can integrate the journaling into an existing layout design.  This layout began with one of the 8” x 6” pages shown in the I Heart Us Deluxe Workshops Your Way kit.  Adding the page and photos to a 12 x 12 base is easy.

The small squares were originally meant for photos but adding stamped journal lines inside the squares, turn them into an interesting place to tell your story.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

The gorgeous little starburst stamp buddies nicely with the sequins to complete the title and embellishment clusters on the layout.  Adding the date to a layout is super helpful when you are ready to file it into an album.

The following photos show 5 ways you can use this stamp set to make your own PML journaling cards – either 6” x 4” or 3” x 4”.  The papers used are from So Much Happy, which is March’s featured collection with Close To My Heart.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019
Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

Stamp this image in several colours.  Fussy cut text and arrows to swap out segments or colour in the arrows with Mint Shimmer Brush.

Making your own journal boxes is a great way to use up small off cuts once you have made the layouts from a scrapbooking kit.

This Happened  (S1903) is only available during March, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Can you see yourself using some of these ideas? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to
Doris’s Blog ,  to see the lovely project she has designed for you. 

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, the link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1903 This Happened Stamp Set

Z4508 I Heart Us Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop

Z7241B So Much Happy Paper Pack

Z4225  Mint Shimmer Brush

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Ink

Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z6503 Mint Exclusive Ink

Z65081 Ballerina Exclusive Ink

Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Z1979 Le Pen Journaling Pen

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S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Kara’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Heartfelt Sentiments (S1902) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month.

S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

This big bold stamp is perfect for scrapbookers like me. There are so many things that make my heart happy which I record in my albums.

Every summer a number of outdoor cinemas open in and around Perth, Western Australia.  The evenings here are balmy, perfect for a picnic dinner and a movie.  Our favourite movies are the ones shown as part of the International Film Festival.  Most are a little quirky, frequently in another language and always give insight into the way others live.  Each year we try to introduce new people to the pleasures of this pastime.

Record the things you love using Heart Happy papers(CC2193) and S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

I drew inspiration for this layout from Pattern 5 of Make It From Your Heart Vol 2.  The papers come from the gorgeous Heart Happy collection which is only available until the end of this month.

How to stamp with S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

When stamping with large stamps (this one is about 6” x 4”) I prefer to dab ink onto the block then apply stamp as usual but flip the paper and block over to rub with my hand.  This helps ensure all the ink is applied to the paper.

Record the things you love using Heart Happy papers(CC2193) and S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

Once stamped in Sapphire ink, I added colour using the Mint and Red Shimmer brushes.  The fine point of the brush is great for detailed stroke work.

Record the things you love using Heart Happy papers(CC2193) and S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

I was thrilled to discover the Curlicue alphabet stamp set in my stash – it compliments the font used in the Heartfelt Sentiments title and perfectly fits the banner from the Heartfelt Sentiments.  Stamp one letter at a time so you can follow the curve of the banner. Begin with the middle letter and work out. The Curlicue set was part of a Cricut collection.

Heartfelt Sentiments  (S1902) is only available during February, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’s Blog , Creative Inspirations , to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All current items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.  

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set

CC2193 Heart Happy Paper Pack

Z4241 Decorative Borders Thin Cuts

D1630 Curlicue Alphabet Stamp (Retired)

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6503 Mint Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush

Z4225 Mint Shimmer Brush

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Something Fierce Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Something Fierce Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.


If you arrived from  Doris’ blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s  Something Fierce collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The Something Fierce collection is available until the end of April 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

You will find the bright colours in this pack very addictive – I’m on my 3rd pack of papers!!  Today’s layout is the third in a series on our visit to Camden Markets in London.  As the photos were black and white I had free range for my choice of papers to use.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019
Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The Love of Colour Book is an invaluable resource we all need to own.  It shows colour combinations that work together!  I flipped to the Bluebird page as that is one of the colours featured in Something Fierce. The 4 colour combo suited this pack well.  Whilst it isn’t exactly the same shade of yellow and pink in the pack, the combo works well.

Close To My Heart's 'Love of Colour' book is an invaluable resource for scrpabookers and card makers. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Having pulled out papers, stickers and cut apart images in this colour combination, I was ready to create. The suggested layout in Love of Colour worked brilliantly for these photos.  The bright colours really help my black and white images stand out.  The charcoal accents tie it all together.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

This cluster is a combination of images from the cut-apart sheet, sticker sheet, fussy cut scallops from the paper and a PML card I cut up.  The rest of the PML card provided the boxes for the journaling on the pages.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

I felt the layout needed something more and so I reached for my Alphabet stamps.  The title is made using Simply Said and Brushed Letters – my two favourite sets in the current catalogue.  Looking at the punctuation stamps in Brushed Letters, I decided to add the single dot either side of ‘Camden’ and the 3 dots as borders above and below my papers – not exactly even spacing but it’s OK.  Done is better than perfect, right?

By the way, Alphabet Stamps are 35% off this month!

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The Something Fierce collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post.  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Nell’s blog, Nelliebligh to see the projects she has designed for you. I’m sure you will love them ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

X7240B Something Fierce Paper Pack

X7240C Something Fierce Complements

X7240E Something Fierce Picture My Life Cards

9045 Love of Colour Book

E1041 Brushed Letters Alphabet Stamps

C1725 Simply Said Alphabet Stamps

Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Ink

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen e

S1901 Card Captions – CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the our first Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop for 2019.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreen’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Card Captions (S1901) stamp set which is January’s Stamp of the Month.

S1901 Card Captions is January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au.

At first glance this stamp set appears to be only for cards but as a diehard scrapper I could see potential for use on celebration pages too.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Today’s page features photos of a birthday celebration.  I took inspiration from the placement of sentiments on the carrier sheet and arranged all the birthday-ish stamps along one edge of the 5” x 6” block.  The little line drawn images fill any spaces beautifully.  I stamped in Pebble ink as I didn’t want the words to dominate on the page.  Once completed I felt these sections needed a little ‘pop’ so I stamped ‘Happy’ onto scraps of the yellow stripe paper, fussy cut and glued over the original stamping.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

This layout design was featured on Close To My Heart’s Make It From Your Heart blog during December.  I loved the simplicity of it and printed the pattern.  The newly released Mix-in papers suited my photos beautifully.  Once completed I played with two new stamp sets for the decorative elements. 

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamps and S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The balloons and streamer clusters come from the Something Fierce Cardmaking set.  My tip for stamping the string is to stamp on the background first, then stamp the bow on the balloon and layer over the image on the background.  Pop the front balloon up on foam dots.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using D1827 Years of Sweetness and S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The cupcakes are from Years of Sweetness.  I love the effect of shading the icing with two different stamps and ink colours.  There is a matching Cricut cut for this cupcake but I fussy cut it quite easily.

Card Captions  (S1901) is only available during January, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 AUD but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 AUD when accompanied by an $82.50 AUD order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Nell’s Blog , Nelliebligh, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.  

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1901 Card Captions Stamp Set

X9003 Mix In Paper Pack

C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamp Set

D1827 Years of Sweetness Stamp Set

Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Ink

Z2824 Linen Exclusive Ink

Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots Z3341

S1811 Seasonal Trees CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to November’s Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Wendy’s Blog you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Seasonal Trees (S1811) stamp set which is November’s Stamp of the Month.

S1811 Seasonal Trees is available for purchase in November 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

I adore the trees in this set but felt you would be seeing a lot of them as complete trees on this hop so decided to think outside the box.  I’ve added components of the trees to the card designs from the You Got This Workshop Your Way Card Kit (G1166).  I’ve also included sentiments from two other Workshop Your Way Card Kits – Epic Birthday (G1165) and Hugs for You (G1164)

The first four cards use Pattern 1 from You Got This Workshop Your Way Card Kit.  The last  two cards use Pattern 2.  I enjoyed decorating the envelop flaps to co-ordinate with the cards.

First up… First and second generation background stamping of leaves in Fern ink.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Card 2… Fern leaves stamped in Saffron ink

 Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1165 Epic Birthday and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Card 3… I love this sentiment from the Hugs For You WYW kit and that little bird sitting on the letter makes me happy.  He’s from the stamp of the month.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1164 Hugs For You and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 Card 4 is the same pattern as 1,2 & 3 but has been rotated…  The leaves are half the pine tree foliage stamp.  Just had to include the little bird again.  The saffron edge on the white panel and envelope flap is also from the stamp of the month.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1165 Epic Birthday and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 Card 5… I had to find a way to fit the sentiment from (Hugs For You) and the tree so I overlapped them.  Still loving that bird!  So did my daughter’s cat – she jumped onto the crafting table and added a wee smudge of pomegranate ink to the card!!!  I ran out of time to re-do the panel but I suggest you make yours without the smudge (hehehe)

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1164 Hugs For You and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Card 6… This is my final sample.  The background on the white panel was made by inking just the stem of the palm tree.  The sentiment was masked, cut, layered and popped on foam tape.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1165 Epic Birthday and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Seasonal Trees (S1811) is only available during November, 2018. Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Isn’t it nice to create lots of different cards from the same 2 patterns? I hope this blog post has inspired you to use the stamps in different ways as you are crafting.  Did you have a favourite card? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog ,  to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
A list of the products used on my cards follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Close To My Heart products used in this project
S1811 Seasonal Trees

G1166 You Got This Workshop Your Way Card Kit

G1165 Epic Birthday Workshop Your Way Card Kit

G1164 Hugs For You Workshop Your Way Card Kit

Z2848 Sapphire Ink

Z2850 Fern Ink

Z2851Saffron Ink

Z2854 Pomegranate Ink

Z4215 Fern Stitched Ribbon

X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Pack

S1809 Just Treats CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to September’s Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Maz’s blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Just Treats (S1809) stamp set which is September’s Stamp of the Month.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM is available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

You are going to love this set for your Christmas crafting but I wanted to think outside the box a bit this month and used 3 textural stamps to make my title for this 4th of July layout.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM and More Magical are available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
This layout comes from the More Magical Kit available until the end of September. The paper pack may look familiar. It features the same patterns as one we had a while ago but the red and blues have been updated to our newest colours – Bluebird, Carolina and Candy Apple. I quite liked the original pack but these new colours are so much more vibrant and I am delighted with the layouts I’ve made.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM is available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The title letters were cut from White Daisy cardstock using Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. Then I stamped over them using Candy Apple ink and the striped strip stamp. The ‘th’ came from one of June’s Solo number stamps.

 
The title looked a bit lonely so I stamped the cluster of dots repeatedly using White Daisy pigment ink and then added a few pinwheels in Candy Apple to complete the design.

 
Super easy and non-christmassy. What do you think? Take a close look at the images on this set and think outside the box. Coffee cups for cappuccinos with the girls, leaves and berries for park photos, lollies for parties and lots for Christmas and Halloween.

 
Just Treats (S1809) is only available during September, 2018. Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
A list of the products used for this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Close To My Heart products used in this project
S1809 Just Treats
CC8181 More Magical Paper Pack
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon
Z3314 Black & White Dots
X5987 Bluebird Cardstock
Z6509 Candy Apple Ink
Z2863 White Daisy Pigment Ink
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Documented CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Documented Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Vandra’s blog you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Documented collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

The Documented collection is available until the end of August 2018. That’s just 2 weeks away!!! 

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Today I am sharing the Sweet Friends Documented Card Workshop Your Way Kit(G1158).   Here’s what the cards look like if you follow the printed instructions that come with the kit.  Aren’t the sentiments lovely?  Creating the ombre colour effect is super easy and fun too.

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

As you would know from past posts, I also like to take a kit and change things up a bit.  The cards in this kit are really classic designs just begging for some of the lovely stamps from my stash to adorn them.  The card design is the same as the ones above, only the stamps used have changed.  The first three variations use the Documented Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 

 

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Next up I used the beautiful Ribbon Warriors set of stamps and co-ordinating thin cuts.

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Z4184 Ribbon Warriors stamps and thin cuts availalbe until end of August, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Documented collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Kara’s blog, Creating with Kara Davies, to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will pique your interest.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects
G1158 Sweet Friends Card Making Workshop Your Way

z4184 Ribbon Warriors Stamps & Thin Cuts

Z4172 Documented Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Shin Han Markers

Memento Black Ink