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S2109 Grateful For This Life Blog Hop

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Eighteen months in to this pandemic and I feel I have so much to be grateful for!  From big things like my loving family to small things like wildflowers blooming, let’s celebrate what we are thankful and grateful for this month.

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I’m delighted you’ve joined the Grateful for this Life Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreens’s blog, Scrapping and More, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the n…

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Punny Pals CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

blog-badge Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Punny Pals Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia.  If you arrived from  Vandra's blog  you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share some love in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projec…

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S1708 School Year Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Australasian 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 School Year (S1708) stamp set which is August's Stamp of the Month.

S1708 CTMH Stamp of the Month, School Years. Perfect for school albums but look closely for some fab generic images on here too. www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Aren't these school themed images  fabulous?  You could use the B…

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Smile, Smile, Smile

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I was thrilled to receive this page and certificate in the mail this week.  Close To My Heart support the work of Operation Smile who help restore smiles to children living in poverty, born with cleft lip and/or palette.

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I can only imagine the heartache a mother feels when her baby  can't nurse because his mouth can't close properly.  I can only imagine the sadness felt by a child scorned and turned away from school because of this condition.  I can only imagine …

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CTMH Australiasian Share The Love Blog Hop

Blog Badge Welcome to the Australasian Share The Love Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Lauren'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 Share The Love Stamp Set (CC1060) from Close To My Heart.  This stamp set is only available THIS month. Share the Love Stamp Set Mike and I had the great pleasure of…

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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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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.

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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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Capture the Day Butterfly Card

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Here's a quick card to make.  It took me less than 15 minutes to create it.  I used the Capture the Day Stamp Set (A1165)

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Begin by creating a circular mask from a Post-It Note

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Next, stamp lots of butterflies in 3 different colours around and over the mask.  Stamp one extra butterfly on some scrap paper and cut this out.  Use your daubers to 'colour' this single butterfly.

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Remove the mask and add the sentiment and finish off with the single butterfly mounted on foam tape.  Add a mount of patterned p…

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This Moment - Girls night out

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Here is the second layout for our Little Black Dress night.  It follows on from Friday's post.  A large group of young women (I include myself here because I felt young that night) on the dance floor seem to spend more time taking photos of themselves than dancing!  Perhaps that is more a reflection on the quality of the music than the individuals.  Anyway, the result was a set of fun photos taken at awkward angles but filled with smiles.

This page features heartstrings papers, This Moment and You're the Bomb stamp sets. This page features heartstrings papers, This Moment and Y…

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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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