Carborders - What's that all about?

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I share a love of paper, stickers, bling, inks and stamps with card makers and album makers.  We are often all creating in the same room at a workshop.

One of the things I love to do for my customers is offer the opportunity to try new products via a Make and Take project.  I'm always in a dilemma about whether the project should be a card or a page border.

So, I put my thinking cap on and found a way to make something everyone can use!  It's called a Carborder. We begin with a 4" strip of cardsto…

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Bunting Title Scrapbook Layout

CASEing layouts is one of my favourite pass times! Why strain my brain when someone else has done a fine job?  What's CASEing you ask?  C.A.S.E stands for 'Copy And Share Everything'.  Whenever you copy someone else's layout, you are CASEing it.

8x4 Blog double page photos - Page 004 This layout is copied from Pattern 9 in CTMH's Make It From Your Heart Vol 1. (9035)
The flowers were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut CartridgeKraft cardstock  (Z1375) was used for the large shape on the LH page and the journal box. The bunting t…

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Jumbo Shape Scrapbook Layout

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A few weeks ago I participated in a Facebook Virtual Crop.  It was lots of fun 'cropping' with consultants all over Australia via the internet.  During the course of the weekend we were given page challenges to complete.  The lovely ladies who organised the event have given permission for me to share these challenges with you!  Big thanks to Bernadette Lewin, Karen Page and Lynda Yeadon.  Here was the Night Owl sketch we worked from, "Jumbo Shape" by Bernadette Lewin...

Virtual Crop May 2015 Night owl ChallengeThis is my page...

I love this Cricut shape.  I thought the flower tied in nicely with the stained glass window in the church. I love …

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Circle and Banner Scrapbook Layout

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A few weeks ago I participated in a Facebook Virtual Crop.  It was lots of fun 'cropping' with consultants all over Australia via the internet.  During the course of the weekend we were given page challenges to complete.  The lovely ladies who organised the event have given permission for me to share these challenges with you!  Big thanks to Bernadette Lewin, Karen Page and Lynda Yeadon.  Here is the third sketch we worked from, "Circle & Banner" by Bernadette Lewin...

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Maid of Honour was abbreviated to MOH in the lead up to the wedding.  Maid of …

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Small Squares Scrapbook Layout

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A few weeks ago I participated in a Facebook Virtual Crop.  It was lots of fun 'cropping' with consultants all over Australia via the internet.  During the course of the weekend we were given page challenges to complete.  The lovely ladies who organised the event have given permission for me to share these challenges with you!  Big thanks to Bernadette Lewin, Karen Page and Lynda Yeadon.  Here is the second sketch we worked from, "Small Squares" by Karen Page...

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Paper Fundamentals and Heartstrings papers worked well together for this layout. Adding a shape between the squares makes your page more personal. Paper Fundament…

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Hanging Photos Scrapbook Layout

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A few weeks ago I participated in a Facebook Virtual Crop.  It was lots of fun 'cropping' with consultants all over Australia via the internet.  During the course of the weekend we were given page challenges to complete.  The lovely ladies who organised the event have given permission for me to share these challenges with you!  Big thanks to Bernadette Lewin, Karen Page and Lynda Yeadon.  Here is the sketch we worked from, "Hanging Photos"...

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And this is my page. I didn't add the hangers but I th…

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Word of the Day Travel Bug Challenge

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Travel Bug Challenge 2015Are you up for a challenge?

Beginning today, I will post a Word of the Day on my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/PassionateAboutPages

Your challenge is to use that word as the inspiration for a page or a card.  You can make a literal interpretation or be a bit creative!

For instance, if the word was 'Dog' you may include photos of your dog, a stamp of a dog, use a doggy pun in your title or put photos of Yoga on the page!  (Downward dog is everyone's favourite pose)

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Now I've given those great…

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June SOTM - Clown Faces

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I happened to glance down at the Ice Cream cone stamp on my work table one day when the stamp was upside down.  All of a sudden all I could see was a clown's head - the ice-cream had gone!

All my ladies at Saturday's Paper Picnic loved these cuties so much I thought I'd share the 'How To' with all of you.

Turn the ice cream cone upside down and make a clown.  CTMH June SOTM 'Ice Cream Dream' S1507 is so versatile! Turn the ice cream cone upside down and make a clown. CTMH June SOTM 'Ice Cream Dream' S1507 is so versatile!
  1.  Stamp 2 Ice Cream cones in Pixie ink on white daisy cardstock.
  2.  Use watercolour …

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Taste of Summer - Debs & Duchies

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This layout gave me the opportunity to use up lots of the scraps from my Taste Of Summer papers (CC1038).

Group shots featuring a large number of people deserve being enlarged - especially when it's a dress up shot and we want to honour the creations everyone took time to put together. Group shots featuring a large number of people deserve being enlarged - especially when it's a dress up shot and we want to honour the creations everyone took time to put together.


I began with a Cricut overlay from the Artbooking Cartridge.  I cut an 11" square overlay and trimmed it down to fit the space.  I began with a Cricut overlay from the Artbooking Cartridge. I cut an 11" square overlay and trimmed it down to fit the space. Then I added a bit to the side to make it cover the 12" width of the page


I randomly punched circles from all my scraps and placed them face down on the back of the overlay.  My goal was to have no adjoining spaces covered in the same paper.  It was quite easy because there are 6 designs in the Taste of Summer pack.  I glued all of these in place with my Bonding Memories glue. I randomly p…

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Taste of Summer Gift Bag

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Available May 2015 only Available May 2015 only


How cute is this little gift bag made by my friend, Rose Kendell?

The fruity prints of the Taste of Summer papers (CC1038) are perfect for gift bags.  This one stands about 5 The fruity prints of the Taste of Summer papers (CC1038) are perfect for gift bags. This one stands about 5" high.


She used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (p79 3D Object).  The Cricut cuts score lines making folding super easy.  Glue it together with Bonding Memories (Z553) for a strong hold.

The gift tag is made using one of our NEW CTMH Hostess Rewards Stamp sets.  The gift tag is made using one of our NEW CTMH Hostess Rewards Stamp sets.


Notice the purple bling on the tag?  It's not…

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