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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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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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It's time to think about Christmas Cards

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Yes!  It's only 11 weeks until Christmas so let's make sure that resolution to actually SEND some cards this year is met.  I don't send 50-60 cards like I used to but there are a dozen or so really special friends who deserve a card each year.  The Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit was perfect for me this year.  The kit makes 15 beautifully hand crafted cards in an afternoon or evening.  You make 5 cards each of 3 designs.  Mine have been done since mid-August.  Guess how good that feels!

Snowhaven Card making KitWorkshops on the…

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Artistic Adventure Begins

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It was so exciting to be part of the North American CTMH Convention in June.  The stage looked gorgeous and changed each day.  Mandy & I were able to have a quick photo on it the first day.  I wanted a simple layout for these photos as it marks the beginning of the Convention chapter in my album.

Artistic Adventure

The focus is on the Paper Fundamentals range in all my classes this month and this page features the Adventure Assortment (Z2032) of these papers.  I just love the happy colours in it and chose Lagoon, H…

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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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