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S1608 Purr-fect Halloween Australasian Blog Hop

Perr-fect Halloween

I love this set because it has a cat on it - I will be sure to use it with photos of my gorgeous fur baby, Sandy.  Today however, I want to share a layout that has nothing to do with cats or Halloween. I love to take a themed stamp set and turn it into something different so I had a really good look at all the gorgeous small stamps in this set.  Here's what I came up with as I played one night.SOTM 0816 - Page 002   I can see so many possibilities using these small stamps as accents and borders on your pages.  He…

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CTMH Australasian SE1 Last Chance Hop

Blog Badge Welcome to the Australasian Last Chance SE1 Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Wendy'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 products from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalogue from Close To My Heart.  All the papers and stamps in this catalogue will retire on April 30 a…

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Australasian April SOTM Life In Pictures Blog Hop

Blog Badge Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Vandra'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 Life In Pictures (S1604) stamp set which is April’s Stamp of the Month.   s1604 I think everyone of us needs this set in our craft roo…

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Paper Fundamentals - Tiger Tom

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The paper fundamentals are so easy to use!  If you haven't tried them yet, I'd encourage you to get your hands on some.  One side of the paper is shiny with an embossed pattern on it and the reverse is matte, features the same pattern, but adds white to it.

If you like scrapbooking with solid colours you will love the subtle patterns of these packs.

Enchantment Fundamentals

My layout today is one of the designs featured in the Simply Fundamental Bundle offer.

TigerI cried a little as I made this tribute to my beautiful cat, Tig…

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Enchantment Fundamentals - Up Page

One of the things I love most about being a consultant with Close To My Heart is the amazing support I am offered for my business.  I rarely have to come up with an original idea to share in my classes.  Today's page was one we were given at our recent Convention.  I completed it over the weekend. (Note re the photo...Mike has taught me well, sometimes you have to lay on the floor to get the perfect shot!) Up page This paper pack is part of the bundle on special this month.  It's an absolute bargain.  …

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Australasian November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - S1511 Cheers, 2016!

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the November Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Anne'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 Cheers, 2016! (S1511) stamp set which is November's Stamp of the Month.

Nov SOTM

I know we have 2 full months to go of 2015 but it's time to …

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'Four Squares' Scrapbook Layout

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Creating texture with embossing folders is so easy!  It transforms plain cardstock into something wonderful.  In this layout I started with 3 plain cardstock colours (Whisper, Bamboo & Lagoon) and one Paper Fundamentals (Bamboo) sheet. I cut 4, 2" squares from each piece and used a variety of embossing folders on the plain cardstock.

Trim your photos to 2", 4" or 6" and they will work with this design Trim your photos to 2", 4" or 6" and they will work with this design


The Chevron Border Punch created a line to hold it all together and I kept the embellishments si…

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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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Classic Doily

I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it in the catalogue.  It's called Classic Doily (B1424) and it does remind me of hand embroidery.  I was playing with our new heat embossing powders and thought this stamp embossed with gold would look pretty special.  It does!  But you will have to believe me because I forgot to photograph it before I did the next step... colouring it in.  I had planned to keep one plain but the colours of the Shin Han Touch Twin Markers are so gorgeous I couldn'…

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Goofy's Orchestra

Whilst visiting California Adventure we came across Goofy conducting an imaginary orchestra.  He was very funny and then I realised the fountains behind him were synchronised with the music.  Very cool.  I just had to dedicate a page to his antics. Goofy's Orchestra This layout is based on one called, appropriately, "Performance".  You will find it on p48 of the CTMH Magic How To book. (9040) The papers are this month's featured collection - Paper Fundamentals and these colours come from the Adventure Assortment…

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