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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Live Beautifully Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Nell's Blog you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Live Beautifully papers, Stamp set and/or Cut Above Kit from Close To My Heart.

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Quick and Easy Valentine Card

I like to offer small, thoughtful acknowledgements to the staff of my mum's aged care facility.  They work for a low wage and put up with a lot from residents and families.  My mum is loved and very well cared for where she is and the staff deserve to know they are appreciated.  Valentine's Day is a good excuse to give them a card each. Valentine card - Page 005 The inspiration for these cards came from Pinterest.  Christine Franc at stampedblessings.com was the creator. The cute little character on my cards is Sticky B…

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Australasian White Pines Blog Hop

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the White Pines Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Simone's, Scrappy Matters you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the White Pines collection which is only available through until the end of December 2015.

My project is a wall hanger.  You may recognise…

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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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Taste of Summer Gift Bag

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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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I'm 'TOTES' in love!

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I was in my PJ's early last night, getting reading for a night at the scrapbook table when the doorbell rang.  It was my Upline, Louinna Hundley, with a special delivery for me!  She and Susan Wilmot, my Presidential Director, had awarded me this gift as a reward for helping other consultants in their businesses during 2014.  I was soooo excited to receive the brand new organiser.

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The rolling tote came flat packed and was so easy to put assemble.  Click this video link to see how it comes togethe…

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Keeping the clutter off your table

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It doesn't matter how big or small your table is - when you are creating with paper you tend to cover the entire surface with papers, tools, adhesives, bling, stamps, inks and, in my case, cats.  I have found one way to keep a lot of the items I'm using off the surface of the table.  This means they don't get buried by other items on the table and saves me time.

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A recipe Book stand is perfect for keeping your CTMH Ideas book and How To books in front of you.  It is easy to follow the instructions…

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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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Duchess Retreat Page

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I had the great pleasure of running my 12th Annual Duchess Retreat for 24 ladies this past weekend.  My sister runs it with me and we treasure this time together. We proclaimed ourselves Duchesses 12 years ago when we decided our camp would be based on a series of challenges, like the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  The challenges can be simple but there are always a couple that stretch croppers skills just a little (or a lot if you ask some!).

I look forward to this weekend of creating, laughter and …

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Winners are grinners

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Shaunna's VIP Club

What is it?

Close To My Heart does not offer a formal customer loyalty program so I have created my own VIP Club for  my loyal customers.  I plan to share the hostess rewards I can claim from online and workshop orders amongst those of you who order regularly with me.

Congratulations to Louise and Dorothy, April winners and to Helen, Alison & Nina, May winners in Shaunna's VIP Club.

Enjoy your $30 FREE product package! 

How does the VIP club work?
  • There is no joining fee!
  • S…

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