I’m ‘TOTES’ in love!


I was in my PJ’s early last night, getting reading for a night at the scrapbook table when the doorbell rang.  It was my Upline, Louinna Hundley, with a special delivery for me!  She and Susan Wilmot, my Presidential Director, had awarded me this gift as a reward for helping other consultants in their businesses during 2014.  I was soooo excited to receive the brand new organiser.


The rolling tote came flat packed and was so easy to put assemble.  Click this video link to see how it comes together.  My Large, Medium and small organisers stacked in it in minutes along with the rest of my scrapping essentials.


I can’t believe how light weight this tote is – it’s going to be easy getting it in and out of my car for workshops and classes.


The Rolling Tote retails for $199 but you can have yours for half price when you get a few friends together for a FREE class – we can make a card, a page or a little Papercraft project.  All you need is at least one new face and $300 in sales.  I have a few dates free in January – your house or mine!  All it takes is 2 hours.

Email me (shaunnarichards@bigpond.com)  to book a date.

Click here to order your own Rolling Tote.  Be quick before this shipment sells out.  (New shipments expected weekly so if you were a little slow, don’t stress – there’s more coming)

Keep Smiling,


Jan 7 Scrap Happy

Pear & Partridge Christmas Banner


I have a curved wall in the entry to my house and decorating it is a challenge.  This cute Christmas Banner is perfect for the space.

P&P Christmas Banner

I saw the idea for this one at the CTMH Convention and fell in love with it.  All you need are:

  • Pear & Partridge Picture My Life – A La Carte Pack (Z3064)
  • Micro Tip Scissors (Z1836),
  • Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Z553)
  • Gold Sequins Assortment (Z2012)
  • Clear Sparkles Assortment (Z1752)
  • Cranberry Striped Ribbon (Z1987)

There are way more card designs than those pictured above but it gives you an idea of how they come. The pack of PML cards contains 2 of each 4″ x 6″ card and 3 of each 3″ x 4″ card.  This makes it really easy to create the layers you can see in the close ups below.  Cut the featured icon from one card and mount it onto the base card with foam tape.  Sometimes I used a small card to create flags or border strips but mostly the base card is kept the way it was.  A few sequins or clear sparkles add the essential Christmas shine!

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Punch holes in the upper corners and use 6″ strips of the Cranberry ribbon to tie them together.  There are several different themes in the PML cards – why not make a Birthday banner, a Bon Voyage banner, a Welcome Home banner, a New Baby banner or a Just Because banner?  View the range of PML Al La Carte Kits by clicking here.

Keep smiling,



In the spotlight…


Today I’d like to share the work of 3 of my customers.  They spent the day at our Paper Picnic on Saturday making cards.  I was so impressed I just had to share with you all.

Xmas cards

These Christmas cards were created by Sue Kennedy using her trusty Cricut and lots of Glitter Paper.  I love the simplicity of the cards – letting the shimmery goodness of the paper do all the work.  One technique Sue tried was stamping in Black Archival Ink onto the Glitter Paper – doesn’t it look great?  Glitter Paper is available in packs of 3.  Each pack features 3 shades of a colour.  Choose from Teal (Z1991), Purple (Z1992), Pink (Z1922), Green (Z1847), Brown & Tan (Z1830) or Black & Grey (Z1829).  Click here to see the range.

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Bridget Jennings created these two cards using plain cardstock.  I love the fact you don’t have to have lots of decorative supplies to make awesome cards.  Once again, the shapes were mostly cut on the Cricut.  Sue and Bridget were inspired by cards they found on Pinterest.

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My final spotlight shines on Sonja Jennings.  Sonja adapted a card I taught in November and she spent the day creating 38 invitations for her mum’s 80th birthday.  She was a machine!  I know her mum is going to be thrilled with them.  Click here to learn how she created the stamped feature.

Paper Picnics run for 6 1/2 hours on a Saturday.  My 2015 dates are Jan 17 & 31, Mar 7, May 16, Jun 20, Aug 22, Sep 19, Oct 24, Nov 21 and Dec 5.  Paper Picnics are held in Duncraig, West Australia.  You can bring along any project you are currently working on.  I teach a couple of Scrapbook layouts and a card at each picnic.  They are relaxed and full of fun. Email shaunnarichards@bigpond.com for further details.

Keep Smiling,



Seaside Ink Free page


I have a friend who has a birthday on Anzac Day – how lucky her friends are never working on her birthday!  We joined her family to celebrate the occasion with a twilight sail.  It was a perfect Perth evening and such a happy time.  How fortuitous that Close To My Heart has the Seaside papers (X7192b) and Complements stickers (X7192c)!   They were perfect for my photos.

Twilight Sail

I based this layout on the Clean Dimension layout on pages 102-103 of the Cherish How To Book (9038)  I love how easy it is to create the basic design of the page using the book and then personalise it for your photos.  This book has 50 double pages layout designs and sells for just $20.

Why not add it to your shopping basket?  You will be on your way to earning the Deal of the Decade.


This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!

  • With a qualifying purchase of $75 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10.
  • That’s up to $17 AUD  of savings on a single stamp set!
  • Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price.
  • Remember, a purchase of $75 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound!
  • It is truly the deal of the decade.

Click here to start shopping.

Keep Smiling,


Australasian December 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1412 Cuti Pie




Welcome to the December Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Anne’s blog you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will end up back here.  You are in for some sweet treats as you sample the delights cooked up by my sister consultants using the Cutie Pie Stamp of the Month(S1412).


I have used this stamp set on a High Tea page but I wanted to do more than just stamp cup cakes.  I had a little play and discovered one of the cupcakes tessellates really nicely and decided to use that as my focal point in the centre of the page.

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So, here is my page.   Scaredy Cat papers (X7185B) were chosen because this High Tea was a fundraiser and purple was the theme colour.  The images are stamped using Black Archival Ink (44751). Allow it dry thoroughly for about half an hour and then have fun with the Shin Han Alcohol Markers.  I chose to use vibrant colours but there are more subtle hues in our range of 24 pens. See page 180 of the Annual Inspirations catalogue to view the range.  Create a second centre piece and layer it over the first using foam tape (Z1151).  The scalloped border was created using the Scallop Border Punch (Z1851) on 3/4″ strips of paper.  Mitre the corners for a clean finish.

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The title was made using the banner from the stamp set and Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet stamps (B1416).  I love these small letters and use them a lot on my pages.  The little sparkly butterflies are from the NEW Puffies stickers(Z3038), they add some fun to the layout.  I love the fact they have foam in them so they are not too high in my album.

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Cutie Pie (S1214) is only available during December, 2014.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order.  With the launch of the NEW Seasonal Inspirations catalogue today, it won’t be hard to make that order!!

I’d love you to leave a comment before you move on to Maz’s Inky Fingers Blog to see what she has cooked up.

Keep Smiling,


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