Last Chance Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations 15/16

Blog Badge Welcome to the Australasian Last Chance Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Georgia'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 products that are leaving the Close To My Heart range on July 31, 2016.  We've taken the time to create inspiring projects for you.  Hope you like them! retiring colours, 20167 colours lea…

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Make It From Your Heart

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I attended Close To My Heart's annual convention last weekend.  It was such a happy and information packed weekend.  I'll share highlights over the coming weeks but today I wanted to show you the prize winning layout made!

All consultants attending the event were invited to enter this page layout contest.  Our brief was to use products from our current range and include the phrase "Make it from your heart" in the title.

With Spring well and truly sprung my gorgeous hubby has been busy in the garde…

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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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Year Noted - 2 cards

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As mentioned yesterday, I made a couple of cards with the gorgeous Year Noted kit.  This kit is only available during January 2015.  It's just $10 with a $75 order.  The kit  includes a C-size stamp set, gold foil stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, valued at $37.  You can also add a Mini album for just $5 more - that's $52 value for just $15!

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This card was quick and easy.  I used the arrow stamps from the Year Noted Stamp set for the background and the semi-circle banner.  The Scallop Bo…

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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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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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Mother's Day

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I hope all the mums had a great day yesterday.  Mine turned out to be just so lovely... my family are so supportive of me and made sure I didn't have to do a thing all day (except eat and sip champagne).  I wanted to make this page while the memories were fresh so my journaling told the complete story.  I don't usually type my journaling, preferring hand writing (warts & all) but there was quite a long story to tell.

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So, I chose a very simple layout, based on a card I'd seen by Kimberley Thomas o…

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Embossed accents

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I have a new toy!  My little green Cuttlebug is proving to be so much fun to hang out with.  It works with the CTMH embossing folders to add a textured pattern to flat papers.  There are 5 folders to choose from.  Take a look at them here. The folders will work with other brands of embossing machine, I just like this one because it is so compact and easy to use (and I got a great deal on it because I'm a consultant).



I have 2 cards featuring embossing to show you today.  The first features a subt…

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