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St Patrick's Day

Yesterday was St Patrick's Day and a bit of serendipity saw me scrapbooking a photo from last years St Patrick's Day!  I decided a monochromatic colour scheme fit the bill.  The chosen colour of course, was green!  I love using shades of the one colour on a page - it always makes the elements work together so easily.

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I chose Champagne for my background because it is an earthy neutral and it was what we drank on the day!  The greens  used were Pear, Sweet leaf, New England Ivy and Olive. I am in l…

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Birthday celebrations!

Today is my birthday and you get a gift!

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons With

Place an order of $50 or more by Sunday 16th March and I will include a FREE gift with it.  Gifts will range in value from $8 to $15.

Exploding box

I can't tell you what your gift is because it's a birthday present and they should always be a surprise!

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Receive the instructions for making the gorgeous "Exploding Box" pictured above when yo…

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Artiste Butterflies

Perth has an urban orchard, right in the heart of the city.  Raised beds showcase herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.  It's right beside the art gallery and we always take a wander through this garden when we are visiting this part of the city.  Mike is a keen gardener and we both love the colour and texture that comes from food producing plants.  We love photographing everyday stuff like this - it will be a 'snapshot in time' for our grandkids.

Urban orchard

The page is made up of 3 bands of 4" x 12" cardstock…

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I bought the Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563) with these photos in mind and I am thrilled with the way the page turned out.  We were having one of our 'Tourist in our own town' days and exploring the newly opened Brookfield Plaza.  I wanted a very simple layout as the photos had lots of detail within them.

Brookefield place

The NEW Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment (Z1939) was perfect for the pages.  This set features double sided papers that are embossed and shiny on one side and 2 toned on the other.  I'm on my se…

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CTMH Stamp of the Month: Happy Place S1403A Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome! I'm so pleased you've found the March Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Jo's Blog, My Heart Craftroom  then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

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I have a double page layout to share with you featuring the March Stamp of the Month Happy Place S1403A which is available exclusively throughout March for $24 AU or for just $5 AU when you spen…

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Balloon Ride WOTG

Today's pages were created by my daughter, Kathryn.  She is a no frills scrapbooker.  Her pages need to have lots of room for photos and there is always a long story to be written. The layout featured in the Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go Kit suited her style perfectly.

Balloon Ride

The stamps in this kit are just beautiful.  The sentiments will go well with so many themes and the dainty border and corner add subtle highlights to any pages.  I love the stamp and franking lines - they add some fun.  I can p…

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Aussie themed gift wrap

My husband is re-turning 21 tomorrow.  Seems like only yesterday he returned 21 last year!  I am excited to celebrate with him and our family but I'm also excited to have a reason to play with my NEW stamp set, Hoppy Birthday (D1597).  This is one of 5 sets of stamps released EXCLUSIVELY for Australia and New Zealand by Close To My Heart.  You can view all 5 sets by clicking here.

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I have a small gift for him... something he really wants but it's just the one gift.  I wanted to make it look a bit …

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Flower Pot Card

Enjoy the Little Things!  What a great motto for life.  We are surrounded by so many beautiful blooms in gardens and parks at the moment and this stamp set reminds me of that.

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A few years ago, someone clever made a flower pot card at one of my workshops and I always planned to do one but never got around to it.  I have a friend who is going through a tough time at the moment and thought this little card may brighten her day.

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It didn't take long to make.  I watched a video that gave me all the in…

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Wild Things

My baby sister turned 50 last year and a celebration at the zoo was planned.  It's her favourite place to go.  Unfortunately, the forecast was for rain all day so we relocated the event to my house.  We wanted her to feel like she was at the zoo, so pulled out all the stuffed animals and cushions with animal motifs to scatter about!  Gathering our adult children together is never easy and one was missing but we took the family photo regardless.  A snapshot in time.

Wild things

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CTMH Stamp of the Month: Wild About Love S1402A Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If  you have arrived here from Mandy's Blog, Hall of Indulgence, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by  accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of  this post.

Today I would like to share a scrapbook page which features the February Stamp of the Month, Wild About Love, S1402A available exclusively throughout February for $24 or for just $5 when you spend $75.

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