Passionate About Pages

Family time is the best time

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As our kids grow the opportunities to just hang out together become fewer.  They are just so busy living life and being the well adjusted, social & opportunity seeking individuals we raised them to be!  I loved this afternoon stroll on our local dog beach.  We chatted and laughed and even touched on some D&M topics.  It's this everyday stuff that I cherish most and so it needs to be in my album.

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The inspiration for this layout came from a Flip Stand Album project taught to us at a consultant trai…

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Cross-Stitch Wishes Stamp of the Month

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January's Stamp of the Month is this adorable set of Cross-Stitch inspired images.  It will suit  so many page and card themes.  You will use it over and over in your scrapbooking.

Cross-Stitch Wishes

Today's page was inspired by one made by my friend, Rose Kendell.  Matching the layout to the patchwork theme of the photo was fun.

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Measurements:

Blue: 10" square     Photo Mount: 6 1/4" square

Dark Yellow squares: Large - 3" Small - 1 3/8"     Dark Yellow Rectangles: 1 3/8" x 3"

White Daisy pigment ink was used for the st…

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Kite Surfing Pages

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Perth is a windy city.  Each afternoon in summer, we enjoy a fabulous sea breeze.  We often take our dog to the beach and enjoy watching the kite surfers in action.  We don't know any of them but they look so beautiful in action, we just had to take some photos.

Kite Surfing page

The layout of this page is pretty much copied from Layout 5 of CTMH Make it from your Heart Volume 1 Ideas Book.  The Tommy Paper pack (X7169B) colours worked perfectly and I was even brave enough to sand the surface of the Outdoor Denim

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I'm on Cloud Nine

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I LOVE being a consultant because I always get to play with new products before they are released to you!  In January 2014 you too can get your hands on the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit.  Create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive papers.  I am in love with the Teal Shimmer tape and the spotty Washi Tape.

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There are two ways to get the adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit: Purchase it for just $20 (ret…

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Santa's Visit

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Each year I host a gathering for my customers to celebrate the end of another year scrapping together.  We share yummy home made treats and Santa comes!  Everyone has a photo taken with Santa and receives a gift.  Santa LOVES my ladies.

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Here are the pages I made with this year's photos. The Sparkle and Shine papers were perfect for these pages. I started with a double page spread and then got a bit sneaky by using a Close To My Heart 12" x 12" Horizontal Pocket Page.

By placing photos back to back…

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Cool Christmas Card

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ImageHere is a fun card for those extra special people on your list.  I've made it up using Sparkle & Shine papers and the Santa Claus Stamp set.

I was making 12 so I did everything in a production line...

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Stamp 12 Santa's onto Daisy White Cardstock and cut each one out.

Cut 12 White Daisy Rectangles, each 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"  Stamp a greeting centred right at the top.  Stamp border pattern of your choice along bottom

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Cut 12 Ruby and 12 Juniper squares, each 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Cut 12 card bases 12" x 6" . Sco…

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Illuminate Word Art

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Illuminate Word Art

I LOVE the Illuminate stamp set - funny how the Stamp of the Month sets always seem to tie in with the next lot of photos I am scrapbooking.

We'll be sharing lots of ideas for the Illuminate Stamp of the Month and Surf's Up Workshop on the Go at next month's photo picnic.  Sat 7th December  10am - 4.30pm.  Email me for details  shaunnarichards@bigpond,com

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Happy Owlidays Scrapbook Page

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Happy Owlidays Scrapbook Page

Create this delightful page, inspired by Doreen Watkins,  for your Christmas photos using stamps from Close To My Heart's "Season's Tweetings" Gift Bag Kit and alcohol markers.

Click on the photo to see what comes in the kit. Like to receive an email with instructions for this page? Simply follow this link to subscribe to my newsletter http://eepurl.com/ITeAr

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