Circus Alphabet S1407A CTMH Australasian July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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10001517_10152327088764808_982230598_nWelcome to another Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Denise's Scrap Stamp Share Blog you are in the right spot.  If you happened upon us accidently, WELCOME to the hop.  Once you’ve checked out my post you can click on the link at the bottom to the next blog on the tour.  Eventually you’ll end up back here.  Enjoy!

This month's stamp set is the whimsical, Circus Alphabet - a great accompaniment for any scrapbook page.

NSDThis is the first page of several about our Na…

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Celebrate!

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The first thing I thought of when I saw the Kaboom Stamp of the Month was fireworks.  For me fireworks mean New Years Eve celebrations.  We had a very quiet night in for New Year last year, watching a Robbie Williams concert and the telecast from Sydney leading up to their fireworks.  So, my only photos of the night are a dodgy selfie and a snap of the TV screen!

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This layout is a copy of the one on page 15 of the Feb-Jul 2014 Ideas book.  I used Jubilee papers on my page.  Did you know we have a …

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Kaboom S1406A CTMH Australasian June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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It’s the first of June.  That means it’s time for another Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Patricia’s blog you are in the right spot.  If you happened upon us accidently, WELCOME to the hop.  Once you’ve checked out my post you can click on the link at the bottom to the next blog on the tour.  Eventually you’ll end up back here.  Enjoy!

I have been hanging out for June to come around so we can play with this gorgeous set of stamps.  It has something for everybod…

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Husbands beware...

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It's hard to believe, but Mike volunteered to be locked in the stocks!  The lady tour guide at the Round House and I had a really good laugh about that.  Lucky for him we had a lunch date planned so I agreed to his freedom.

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This layout is copied directly from the Magic How To Book. (9040) You will find all the measurements and instructions on page 62.  The letters for the title were cut from an extra photo I had.  It was a close up of the limestone walls.  The papers and stamps used come from the…

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Love Ewe

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We stayed at a B&B on a farm just out of Narrogin last year.  The cottage we were in was an original building and was quite lovely.  Today's page features some orphaned lambs that were in the paddock next to our accommodation and shots of the farm.

Love Ewe

My sister actually created this page using my photos. Isn't she so very kind?  I love this layout.  She based it on 'Magician's Choice", p116 of the Magic How To Book.  Can you spot how much cleverness went in to these pages????

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You've Got a Friend S1405A CTMH Australasian May Stamp of the month Blog Hop

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Yippee Yay!  Yippee  Yay!  It's the first of May.  That means it's time for another Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Patricia's blog you are in the right spot.  If you happened upon us accidently, WELCOME to the hop.  Once you've checked out my post you can click on the link at the bottom to the next blog on the tour.  Eventually you'll end up back here.  Enjoy!

I just love the fun designs of these stamps.  The sentiments are ones we use everyday and will suit s…

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Aussie and Kiwi Stamp Set Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Australasian Stamp Sets Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Mandy's Blog, Hall of Indulgence,then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. The hop is a circle so you will end up back here.


As Australasian Close To My Heart consultants we wanted to showcase the Australasian Stamp Sets that Close To My Heart designed especially for our market. The projects we feature  today are…

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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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