Taste of Summer - Simply Sublime

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Available May 2015 only Available May 2015 only


The Taste of Summer Papers are so bright and cheerful I just had to use them with my photos from this year's Duchess Retreat.  Friday night is 'Frock Night' at the 'Duchess Do' and this year we had some awesome frocks on display.  Op shops were scoured, Nanna's closet was raided and some even found their outfits lurking in their own wardrobes!!!

I felt I needed to honour each of our Debutantes and Duchies by displaying individual photos.

Team CTMH Taste of Summer Papers and Stamp set with Make It From your Heart Vol 1 & Wavy Blooms stamps for a fun layout. Team CTMH Taste of Summer Papers an…

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Australasian May 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1505 Just Sayin'

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Welcome to the May Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Marguerite's Blog you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will find yourself back here.  There’s a lot of inspiration and creativity shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using Just Sayin', May's Stamp of the Month (S1505). Enjoy!

You can never have too many textured shapes in your stamp sets You can never have too many textured shapes in your stamp set…

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25 photos on a layout

I love Flip Flaps!  Belonging to a family who believe 6 photos are better than 1, I always have such a dilemma culling photos for my scrapbook layouts. Since discovering Flip Flaps my task has been made so much easier.

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This was a magical day out with https://www.rockinghamwildencounters.com.au/ where we saw dozens of wild dolphins and snorkelled amongst them.  I wanted my page to feature as many photos as possible so I designed a layout …

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Australasian March 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1503 Choose Happy

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the March Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Anne's Blog, Mummy you made this?, you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will find yourself back here.  There’s a lot of love shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using Choose Happy, Stamp of the Month (S1503). Enjoy!

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This layout is copied from page 123 of the Reflections How To Book.  I…

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Great Job! - Uni Graduation

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Mike and I were so very proud of our daughter the night she graduated from the University of Western Australia.  She is a beautiful person inside and out and we hope she fulfils her dream to help the lives of those less fortunate than her.

Feb blogs 8x4 - Page 003

This page was a joy to make.  I knew the Great Job Stamp Set (C1588) was perfect.  It's lovely swirls just feel like a celebration.  I wanted the left hand page to be all about Kathryn so chose just one photo to include on it.  Our 'proud parents' shots had to …

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Mr and Mrs

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I am so happy with the way these pages turned out.  I have loved using the Heartstrings Papers and these were the last scraps left in the pack!  I think that is one of the greatest joys of using CTMH paper packs... I actually USE it all and don't have to store it.  I usually make 8-12 pages from one pack if I add in some extra card for page bases or, as in this case, work directly on a CM album page.

Feb blogs 8x4 - Page 001

The flowers are all from this month's Stamp of the Month, A Happy Hello.  Some were stamped direc…

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Australasian February2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1502 A Happy Hello

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the February Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Patricia's Blog, Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner, you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will find yourself back here.  There’s a lot of love shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using A Happy Hello, Stamp of the Month (S1502). Enjoy!

A Happy Hello is CTMH's Feb 2015 Stamp of the month.  The multy sized flowers are perfect for this technique. A Happy Hello is CTMH's Feb 2015 Stamp of the m…

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Happy Australia Day

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Happy Australia Day everyone! 



I hope you have plans for a relaxed day enjoying all the delights of our Australian landscape and culture.  Our house is about to get busy.  Each year our daughter hosts a 'Hottest 100' Countdown Party.  A National radio Station, JJJ, plays the most popular songs of the year as voted by it's listeners.  The day involves lazing by the pool, eating yummy food and enjoying friendships new and old as the songs play.

I realised the other night I've never made a page abou…

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You're The Bomb - Operation Smile Blog Hop

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Blog BadgeOperation Smile is a private,  not for profit organisation providing reconstructive facial surgery to children and young adults born in developing countries. On 1st December Close to My Heart Consultants released our Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. On the back page of this Idea book you will find the C- sized, You’re the Bomb stamp set (C1617). By purchasing this set at full retail price  of $21 you can help change the life of a child as CTMH will donate $US3 from your purchase to Operation Smil…

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Australasian January 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1501 This Moment

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the January Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Denise's Blog, Scrap, Stamp, Share, you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will find yourself back here.  There's a lot of love shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using the This Moment Stamp of the Month (S1501). Enjoy!

This Moment

 

The two 'hero' stamps for me  on this sheet are the target and …

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