All a-flutter

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I have been having the BEST fun in my cropping room this week preparing for National Scrapbook Day.  NSD is all about you – time out with friends, celebrating life’s adventures! Stay true to your own scrapbooking style while you let your creative spirit take flight.  This year's theme is "Free to be me".     My event is a full day crop in Perth on May 17th for all my lovely customers and their friends.  Your registration includes a full colour handout, lots of gifts, morning tea, lunch and loads…

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Embossed accents

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I have a new toy!  My little green Cuttlebug is proving to be so much fun to hang out with.  It works with the CTMH embossing folders to add a textured pattern to flat papers.  There are 5 folders to choose from.  Take a look at them here. The folders will work with other brands of embossing machine, I just like this one because it is so compact and easy to use (and I got a great deal on it because I'm a consultant).



I have 2 cards featuring embossing to show you today.  The first features a subt…

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Try your hand at spraying ink

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I took a group of consultants away for a weekend at the end of March.  This was a mixture of fun and product training.  We tried new techniques and learnt lots from each other about using a range of Close To My Heart products.  One product I really enjoyed playing with was the Spray Pens, a pack of 3 is just $5.50.



You simply mix a few drops of re-inker with water in the tube of the pen, screw on the lid and spray some paper.  You can vary how fine the mist is by changing the distance away from t…

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Free To Be Me Special Offer

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I just love the amazing deals Close To My Heart offers to me and to you.  During April and May you can choose to add a glorious paper pack to your qualifying order for just $5.00!

Free to be Me Vellum

The pack includes:
  • 2 exclusive Vellums - one printed in delicate white feathers and the other with bold gold dots;
  • 6 sheets of UV coated Cardstock - plain on one side and textured with delicate resist textures on the other
  • PLUS 6 sheets of double sided print papers.
  • The pack is valued at $16 but can not be purchase…

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Balloon Ride WOTG

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Today's pages were created by my daughter, Kathryn.  She is a no frills scrapbooker.  Her pages need to have lots of room for photos and there is always a long story to be written. The layout featured in the Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go Kit suited her style perfectly.

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The stamps in this kit are just beautiful.  The sentiments will go well with so many themes and the dainty border and corner add subtle highlights to any pages.  I love the stamp and franking lines - they add some fun.  I can p…

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Aussie themed gift wrap

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My husband is re-turning 21 tomorrow.  Seems like only yesterday he returned 21 last year!  I am excited to celebrate with him and our family but I'm also excited to have a reason to play with my NEW stamp set, Hoppy Birthday (D1597).  This is one of 5 sets of stamps released EXCLUSIVELY for Australia and New Zealand by Close To My Heart.  You can view all 5 sets by clicking here.

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I have a small gift for him... something he really wants but it's just the one gift.  I wanted to make it look a bit …

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Flower Pot Card

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Enjoy the Little Things!  What a great motto for life.  We are surrounded by so many beautiful blooms in gardens and parks at the moment and this stamp set reminds me of that.

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A few years ago, someone clever made a flower pot card at one of my workshops and I always planned to do one but never got around to it.  I have a friend who is going through a tough time at the moment and thought this little card may brighten her day.

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It didn't take long to make.  I watched a video that gave me all the in…

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I'm on Cloud Nine

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I LOVE being a consultant because I always get to play with new products before they are released to you!  In January 2014 you too can get your hands on the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit.  Create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive papers.  I am in love with the Teal Shimmer tape and the spotty Washi Tape.

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There are two ways to get the adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit: Purchase it for just $20 (ret…

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Cool Christmas Card

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ImageHere is a fun card for those extra special people on your list.  I've made it up using Sparkle & Shine papers and the Santa Claus Stamp set.

I was making 12 so I did everything in a production line...

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Stamp 12 Santa's onto Daisy White Cardstock and cut each one out.

Cut 12 White Daisy Rectangles, each 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"  Stamp a greeting centred right at the top.  Stamp border pattern of your choice along bottom

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Cut 12 Ruby and 12 Juniper squares, each 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Cut 12 card bases 12" x 6" . Sco…

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