Australasian October 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1410 Home for the Holidays

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Welcome to October's Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  We have all been creating with the Home for the Holidays stamp set.  If you arrived here from Jo'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!

SOTM Oct 2014

I'm looking forward to making all my Christmas gift tags with this stamp set but the one stamp that r…

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Cornish Coastline

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Mike and I have had a fabulous time travelling in Cornwall.  It is such a pretty corner of the world.

Cornish coast

This layout is one I adapted a little bit from the Wanderful WOTG kit. (G1088)  Once again, we have taken far too many photos so I had to find a way to squeeze extras onto the page.  Not shown in this photo are the Flip Flaps I will be adding to the layout at home.  I'm really excited to have a pack of 15 3" x 4" Flip Flaps  (Z3027)in our range now.  I print most of  my photos in this size and I …

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I've missed these faces!

YAY! Reunited with our gorgeous daughter and her boyfriend after 3 months apart.  They have been having the time of their lives volunteering with a group called Soft Power Education in Uganda.  We've followed their blog and chatted on Skype but it's just not the same as having a hug!  I plan to make the most of  my time with them over the next 2 weeks we have together. london Here's those little journal box and travel log stamps again from the Wanderful WOTG kit.  I added the cute heart cluster from t…

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Bon Voyage

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I am at a stage of life where so many of my friends or their young adult children are travelling.  I often give a small gift before they depart and thought having a few Bon Voyage type cards would be useful.  Here's my first one made with some scraps left over from my Wanderful pages.

Wanderful Bon Voyage Card

The stamps on the card come from Here We Go (D1600)  I just love that globe!  To create a 3D look I cut out the globe and daubed the edges.  I also added a little daubing on the card base at the points the globe wou…

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Who's the boss?

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When travelling in a hire car in a foreign country, do you have trouble deciding who is the boss?  Is it the navigator or the driver?  You know what I'm saying here, don't you?  After several trips I have figured out the answer - the GPS Girl is the boss!  I just tell her where we want to end up and she bosses Mike endlessly throughout the drive.  "Perform a U-turn when safe to do so";  "Make a left hand turn in 400m";  "Re-calibrating route".  I love her!  I have named this GPS girl Sally Seasi…

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Hip Pics Albums

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My mum lives in an aged care facility.  She has dementia.  Mum has always loved little albums filled with photos of our family.  They help her remember who we all are.  One other benefit I've discovered is that they help staff to know a bit about the person mum is and the family she belongs to.  In the past I used Creative Memories paper albums but they don't exist anymore.  I'm thrilled to have discovered the Close To My Heart Hip Pics albums (Z1956) do the job perfectly.

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Australasion Stamp of the Month Blog Hop Sept 2014 Family is Forever S1409

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Welcome to the Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for September 2014.  This is a circular hop - just click on the link at the bottom of each blog entry to take you to the next amazing creation featuring the "Family Is Forever" Stamp of the month.  You will eventually end up back here!  My fellow consultants have created some gorgeous artwork for you to enjoy.  If you've just hopped over from Natalie's blog, welcome!

Whenever I get a new stamp set I like to take a good look at each stamp on …

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Inspiring Cards

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Today's post features some beautiful cards made by my team members and colleagues for last weekends product launch.  They are sure to get your creative juices flowing.  I'm on a mission to encourage more people to create and mail handmade cards 'Just Because' they can.  We only receive dreary bills and statements in our letterboxes these days.  Let's brighten someone else's day by writing a card and posting.  I'd love to hear how your friends and family react when they receive them.

These lovely creations are by team member, Sharon Hawton, and feature the Brushed Collection These lovely…

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When is an owl not an owl?

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When it's a cat!

This clever idea is one shared by a fellow consultant, Doris Taylor, at a recent consultant crop day.  Having a tendency to crazy cat lady behaviours myself, I couldn't resist making up a couple for this card.  I plan to send it to a lady I have recently met - I know we are going to become firm friends.

 

 

What a Hoot CTMH Aug SOTM

To create the cat you need the August Stamp of the Month, What a Hoot (S1408).



This gorgeous stamp set can be yours for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order or $27 full ret…

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What A Hoot S1408A CTMH Australasian August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to August's Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Savannah'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!

This month’s stamp set is a real hoot.  At first glance it looks like a Halloween themed set but look closely and you'll see they are Duchess Owls!!!

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I had lots of fu…

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