Freo Architecture


We just love walking around cities and looking up – all sorts of architectural delights await when you raise your eyes above the shop fronts.

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For this layout I chose the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment Papers (Z1939).  They have a monotone, glossy resist pattern on one side a pattern on the other.  Both sides accept ink around the edges.

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I accented my page with Wood Grain Washi tape (Z1930).  For this effect, simply stick a little down, double a bit onto itself and then stick the next little bit down.  It’s another technique where perfection is not required – it looks better if it’s a little uneven.

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The title was cut on the Cricut.  These letters are cut from the circle so it’s easy to add them to the page.

This month you can purchase a Delightful Ribbon & Trim Collection which includes 6 rolls of Washi Tape and other fun embellishments for just $30 with a $75 order.  The Washi Tape alone is worth $47 and we will be using it at Duchess Retreat this year.  I’ll also be featuring these products in my Strips and Stripes workshop on July 9.  Comment below if you need details for either event.

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Click here for more information about the other Collections available in this month’s promotion or here to start shopping!

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Miss Beauty


This gorgeous, ball obsessed fur baby is Beauty.  She is my mum’s dog but we care for her now mum is in an aged care home.  Mum always says, “Her name is Beauty.  Beauty by name and beauty by nature.” and she is absolutely right.  Beauty loves nothing better than a really long run on the beach chasing a tennis ball.  If we are too far behind she will play by herself, letting the ball go at the tide line and then running to catch it just as it hits the water.

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I used one of the patterns that came pre-installed on my Cricut to cut the heart elements for the RH page.  The LH page uses the left overs from another project.  Waste not, want not!

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Kaboom S1406A CTMH Australasian June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



It’s the first of June.  That means it’s time for another Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Patricia’s blog you are in the right spot.  If you happened upon us accidently, WELCOME to the hop.  Once you’ve checked out my post you can click on the link at the bottom to the next blog on the tour.  Eventually you’ll end up back here.  Enjoy!

I have been hanging out for June to come around so we can play with this gorgeous set of stamps.  It has something for everybody. Photos of fireworks, super heroes, theatre productions, movie nights and Australia Day will all work with this stamp set.  Today I’ve used it on a birthday party page.


Begin by cutting LOTS of Cricut shapes in 3 colours.  I love that the stamp carrier sheet tells me which Cricut cartridge to use and what size to cut my shapes at.  Art Philosophy (Z1686) is the one you want for this set. Next have some fun stamping the shapes – use the stamps that correspond to the shapes but also some of the other ones fit nicely too and add variety.

Whisper cardstock is the base sheet with Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799) added around all 4 edges.  Centre a 10″ x 10″ piece of Black cardstock on this and fill the space between the black and the shimmer with all your lovely pre-stamped shapes.

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Bitty Sparkles (Z1263) add a nice bit of glitz to the design.  The easiest way to apply these tiny sparkles is using the tip of the Piercing tool (Z114).  It slides under the sparkle and grabs onto the adhesive and then you can move it to your page.

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The journal box was created from a 4″ x 6″ piece of card.  Random stamp the large firework stamp in a light colour and then add the Party title in a strong colour over the top.  The little stars are a single stamp repeated in a row.

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It looks like all this work was for just one photo on the page but the fabulously versatile Flip Flaps (Z4114) mean it actually has 5 photos on it – one photo is adhered to the page and then 2 of the 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps hold another 4 photos.  I can’t show you these… what happens at Karaoke stays at Karaoke!

The Kaboom Stamp of the Month is only available during the month of June.  Full retail price is $24 (S1406) but why pay that much when you can get it for just $5 with a $75 order.  PLUS… this month you can double dip and purchase one of six collections valued between $65 and $85 for just $30 as Close To My Heart celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.  Check your consultant’s website for more details.

Thanks for stopping by on this hop.  I’d love you to leave a comment before you head over to Savannah’s blog.

Happy Scrappin’