Dreamin’ Big – Great golfing moments

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This layout follows the one I shared on March 15.  I love that my daughter, her beau, my niece & nephew and my sister and her husband are all very happy to ham it up for the camera!

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The layout was created using Dreamin’ Big papers(X7218D) and complements (X7218C).  It came together very quickly and features 11 photos – getting lots of snaps on my pages is important to me!

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The stickers from the complements make perfect little journal boxes.  I had already told the main story for this event on the previous layout so a simple caption was all this one needed.

Rather than mounting the photos I chose to distress the edges using Close To My Heart’s Edge Distresser (Z1297)  You just run this gadget along the edge of your photo and it textures it for you.

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The title cluster was created with the left over stickers on the Complements sheet.  Using a large sticker as the anchor point draws your eye and 3 smaller elements positioned in a triangular formation are pleasing to the eye.  The title letters were left over from my Welcome Wreath I made in January.

If you would like to order your own set of Dreamin’ Big papers and complements, simply visit my website, http://www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see other tips and ideas I share – just search for Passionate About Pages

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

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Dreamin’ Big CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Dreamin’ Big 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 Dreamin’ Big Workshop Your Way (G1121) from Close To My Heart.

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The Dreamin’ Big collection is  from the Seasonal Expressions Jan-Apr 2017 Catalogue.  Once you begin creating with this collection you will never want to stop!  The colours just seem to go with everything you have in your photos.

Today I’ve used Dreamin’ Big on a layout featuring a great sporting moment in my life.  If you know me well, you know I can’t throw and catch, I don’t like to get sweaty and watching sport just bores me senseless BUT I do like to be a bit silly and I love my family more than anything .  So, here we are playing mini golf on a ship!  It was girls versus boys and the girls won.  Imagine everyone’s surprise when it was discovered I was the overall winner!!!  This moment was definitely worth preserving in an album 🙂

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This layout was created using leftovers after completing the Workshop Your Way layouts.  Mounting the photos on Daisy White cardstock meant I only needed small pieces of the dotty paper above and below them.

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To create the golf ball you will need the Confetti Embossing Folder (Z3118), Whisper Ink (Z2872) and the Basic Circle Thin Cuts (Z3318).  Dab the whisper ink pad over the raised dots inside the embossing folder BEFORE you place the paper in it.  When you run it through your embossing machine the ink will transfer to the paper and look like the dimples on a golf ball.  The Basic Circle Thin Cuts cut solid circles in a choice of 2 1/2″, 2″, 1 1/2″ or 1″.  They are on special this month along with all our other Thin Cuts – 25% off!

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Dreamin Big Layout detail - Page 004You can create the illusion of a long horizontal strip running behind you photos and papers by cutting a PML card into small pieces.  In this layout I used the juniper diagonal stripe PML.  Zip strips with printed words make a nice accent for your layout too.

The Dreamin Big Workshop Your Way  (G1121) kit is only available until the end of April. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’s Blog , Doris Taylor Creative Expressions to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,

Shaunna

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Hello Lovely Stamps & Thin Cuts

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Hello Lovely Congratulations CardOne of the best parts of managing a team of consultants with Close To My Heart is recognising them for achievements within their business.  For some it is acknowledgement of amazing sales or recruiting and for others it is recognising their first tentative steps in the business.  I like to make cards each month to send to team members.

As women, it is so rare to have someone tell us we are doing a great job.  I know that receiving happy mail in the post gives my team members such a buzz.  I was particularly happy with this month’s batch of recognition cards and thought I’d share the idea here as this one actually came from my own head and wasn’t copied.

The Hello Lovey Cardmaking Bundle (Z3301) includes stamps and co-ordinating thin cuts.  This makes it so easy to cut around the flowers and the banners.  I was sooo grateful for this feature as I had LOTS of cards to make!

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Cut your shapes first and then stamp – it’s faster for bulk making.

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Stamp the flowers using Sweet Leaf ink.  Next outline the flowers with water colour pencil.  This does not have to be exact at all and is very quick to do.  Keep the point of your pencils sharp.

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To blend the pencil, use your clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293).  Begin on the outside of each petal and drag the colour to the centre.

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Trim 1/4″ from the long side of card base.  Stamp small flowers at outer edges of arrangement directly to the card and then add Thin Cut flowers using foam tape.  Let the flowers hang over the right hand edge of the card by 1/4″.  It will still fit in the envelope because you trimmed the base earlier.

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The final step is adding Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316) to the leaves, stamping the banner and sentiment (which came from another stamp set in my stash) and adding a few Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312).  Need some of the supplies used for this project?  Visit my website to shop online.

We have a great joining offer this month (Feb 2017).  Have you ever thought about joining our team of Dazzling Duchesses?  We are a supportive and encouraging group and I know you would love being part of it.

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Happy Scrapping

Shaunna

 

 

 

 

S1702 Easter Bunny CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doris’ 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 Easter Bunny  (S1702) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month.

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Aren’t they the cutest little bunnies?  You can colour the bunnies or paper piece their clothes for a bit of fun.   My favourite sentiment on this set is “ There’s nobunny like you”.  How lovely would it be on a page about one of your family members or friends?

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Today’s layout design is one of my Go To Basics that I use when I only have landscape photos.  Strips top and bottom vary from 1/2″ to 1″ and usually come from my off-cuts stash.  I didn’t have enough photos for 2 pages of either event and decided to combine them.  The Cut Apart journal boxes and PML cards from Some Kinda Wonderful (X7217B) create a division to help the reader identify the photos as separate experiences.

It is lots of fun to make your bunny’s outfits match your photos.  The edges of the journal box were inked by running the edge of the paper across the top of the Willow ink pad. The little stamped flower border comes in the set too.  Just repeat it across the 2 pages and colour as desired.

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Easter Bunny (S1702) is only available during February, 2017.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $7.50 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Georgia’s Blog , Georgia Creates  to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

  • 1385 Daisy White Cardstock
  • S1702 Easter Bunny Stamp Set
  • Shin Han Markers – various
  • Z899 Memento Black Ink
  • Z28017 Willow Ink
  • Z1836 Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors
  • Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper
  • X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack
  • Z3022 EZ Dots Tape Runner

 

Sugar Rush CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Sugar Rush 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 NEW Sugar Rush  Workshop Your Way (G1118) from Close To My Heart.

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The Sugar Rush collection is  from the Seasonal Expressions Jan-Apr 2017 Catalogue.  The soft hues and whimsical patterns are such fun to work with.  Today I’ve used Sugar Rush on a layout all about my quirky husband.  I snapped these photos whilst travelling in Germany over Christmas and New Year.  The photos highlight Mike’s personality so well and the Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Stamp Set (D1715) summed him up perfectly!  He really is the sprinkles on my ice cream of life!

 

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This layout was created using leftovers after completing the Workshop Your Way layouts.  The strip on the left hand side is 4″ wide and each of the squares are 2″.  The co-ordinating stamp set lends itself to lots of themes.

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Here are some close ups of the way I used the stamps, complements and sparkly dots on the layout.

The Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way (G1118) kit is only available until the end of April. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz Wood’s Blog , aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations,  to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,

Shaunna

Oh Deer! CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Australasian Oh Deer! 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 Oh Deer Workshop Your Way (G11146) from Close To My Heart.

This collection is my favourite from the Holiday Expressions Catalogue.  The soft hues and patterns are a delight to work with.  The layout I’ve created could be used for Christmas Day photos at the beach, in park or in snow (which I’m hoping for as an Aussie travelling to Germany this year!)

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Sponging the edges of each cut piece with Cocoa Ink (Z2814) helos define the pieces and give a more dimensional look to the layout.  Two Cut Apart PML cards were used – one for journaling and one as a title box.

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This PML card had a row of reindeer on the bottom, which was easily covered by a strip of the Sea Glass patterned paper.  The white and Gold Twine (Z4014) is included in the WYW kit and helps draw your eye to the title box.  The letters and decorative elements are all from the Oh Deer Compliments.  (Z7214C)

Have some fun creating a title box to suit you photos.  Just keep adding little bits until you are happy with the overall look.

The Oh Deer! Workshop Your Way (G1116) kit is only available until the end of December. It may sell out before then so order yours today.  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Kara Davies Blog , Creating with Kara Davies,  to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Merry Christmas and I look forward to sharing more CTMH artwork with you in the New Year,

Shaunna

 

 

S1612 Thoughtful Flowers SOTM Blog Hop

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Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Australasian 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 a project featuring the Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) stamp set which is December’s Stamp of the Month.

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This is a beautiful set of diverse blooms, ideal for those of you who enjoy colouring.  My favourite sentiment on this set is “You’re a whole lot of wonderful“.  I have so many awesome women in my life who deserve a card with that phrase on it.  I also love the little Forget-me-nots to the left of ‘Thank You’.  Did you know they are the symbol for Alzheimer’s suffers?

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Today’s layout keeps the flowers as outline drawings.  The photos of my friend Tanya’s gorgeous shop, Cotton Rose, were so vibrant I didn’t want the stamps competing with them.

A subtle hint of colour around and on the stamps was achieved as follows:

  • Cut 2″ circles from White Daisy cardstock and add sponging around the edges using a dauber and Lemon Ink.  Working on the All Purpose Mat makes clean up easy.
  • Stamp flowers using Memento Black ink.
  • Using dauber again, add a ‘smudge’ of colour to flower centres.
  • Bitty Sparkles also add some dimension.
  • Sprinkle a few Green Triangles between the circles to give a hint of foliage.

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) is only available during December, 2016.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $7.50 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Lauren’s Blog , Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

S1612 Thoughtful Flowers Stamp Set

Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals Papers

X5785 Lemon Cardstock

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

1386 Black Cardstock

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z3123 Green Triangles

Z899 Black Memento Ink Pad

Z726 Sponge Daubers

Z2045 All-Purpose mat