So I did it! I changed my URL, and I’m officially on my own now…. Hopefully I didn’t crash the  TARDIS too badly and you’re all still out there?

If you are, could you please leave me a comment and let me know if you still received your email/reader notification/however else you traditionally viewed Making our Mark in the past?

I appreciate it, here’s a digi for your trouble!

We’ll have a perfect cup of tea….

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… and the Winner is….

Hi Everyone!

During Chriss’ Birthday blog hop, I promised to give away a Copic Ciao Set 36A to one lucky commenter!

Using, I generated a random number between 1 and 58. The lucky number was 11 (I have no idea how to get that little box to show up on this post!), and number 11 belongs to HEATHER LYNN!

Congrats Heather, I’ll catch you in the Facebook group and we can work out shipping details. Thanks!

One other little detail, as of today, the URL of this blog will be changing. I *think* everything will come out correctly and it won’t change everyone’s subscription status, but please be on the look out and let me know if you receive a test post from me, it will contain a free digi for you!


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Happy Birthday Chriss Real! (Blog Hop!)





Today we are celebrating our sweet and talented friend, Chriss America Real’s, Birthday with a fabulous Hop! You should be arriving from Lisa Mensing’s Blog. If not, please start from the beginning with Chriss –

Hop along to see what each of her friends have created to wish her a Fabulous Birthday!!!

This is my first “Post CMS” Project! I was excited to be included. Chriss and I only worked together on the CMS Design team for a short time, but I’ve always admired her enthusiasm and can-do spirit! Here’s the birthday card I made for Chriss. Her workroom is decorated with Hello Kitty, so I quilled a Hello Kitty card for her!

Quilled Hello Kitty Birthday Card for Chriss Real.

Chriss will be offering some great prizes of her own, but in celebration I am going to give away Copic Ciao set 36A (no substitutions, sorry) to one lucky random commenter on this blog.

The prize!

Now you will be heading over to Shirl’s Blog:

Here is the Hop Lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Chriss –

Jessica S –

Heather D –

Jovan –

Lisa G –

Heather L.-

Gloria –

Sheryl –

Lisa B. Mensing –

Colleen –

Shirl –

Melissa –


Thank you for joining us in celebrating and we hope you enjoy hopping along!

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Thanks for Everything. Everyone.

Hello all. I hope you’re well.

So, some news. After careful consideration, Christian and I have decided to close up CMS. There were many reasons, but the big two were that we didn’t have enough family time, and I had started feeling like crafting is a chore, which is no fun for anyone. Now that the decision has been made, we feel remarkably better, and are enjoying ourselves and our young children.

So, what’s next? This blog is still going to be active. I am going to post some of my personal crafts, Copic projects, etc. and I will still give away free digital stamps. I hope you’ll still visit me (and occasionally Peeg!)

If you have any questions about the closure, please send them to Christian at I don’t have any of that information.

So, our fantastic DT got together for one last release! I drew these myself, and of course, there’s a freebie at the end. Thank you all for all of the love you have shown our team. Thank you immensely to our talented team, whom I am proud to call friends. Enjoy!

By Larelyn

By Shelley

By Chriss

By Jodi

By Larelyn


By Colleen

By Shelley

By Shelley… or Sheldon Cooper?

By Larelyn

by Colleen

And here’s kitty for you…











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