I have LOVED using the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamps throughout May. Here is your final bit of inspiration from me for the month. Each of these cards is a little different to my usual and were lots of fun to make.
A Christmas page without a Christmas print? I love this fun layout of our breakfast in the park on Christmas morning. It’s another layout I made using leftovers from my Taste of Summer paper pack.
The red frame is made of 2″ strips with corners mitred. I used the yellow 1/4″ Washi Tape from the Carnival pack (Z3067) to give the illusion of a layer of yellow paper.
Time is running out to get your pack of Taste of Summer papers. They disappear from our shopping cart at the end of May.
I love my customers! Our annual Duchess Retreat is my opportunity to spoil them with inspiration, time to work on albums, no cooking, no cleaning, lots of girl time and some prezzies. My sister is my straight man, side kick, go to girl and gopher throughout the weekend.
Over the course of the weekend customers and consultants ‘work’ together:
We laugh til our jaws hurt – usually over silly little things.
We help each other out – teaching scrapping tricks we’ve learnt along the way.
We stretch each other – trying new techniques and layouts which are sometimes out of our comfort zone.
And we go out of our way to positively affirm each other.
At the close of the weekend a ‘Crowning Ceremony’ is held. When this finished this year my sister and I were presented with a gift and beautiful card each. The cards were filled with beautiful words of thanks and our gifts were a royal seal each!!!!
The gorgeous Sue Kennedy presented the gifts which had been purchased by our delightful Alison Kirkwood. As Sue was thanking us she remembered the cards! We froze as she ran to find them and then enjoyed reading them and checking out our gifts.
Tammy Anderson caught it all on the camera and this page is a fun layout to remember how special I was made to feel by the ladies I was supposed to be spoiling. Thankyou Duchies for my Royal seal. I love it.
The layout is simple. 3 strips 11″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp in the same colour ink as the cardstock. Have the images close together at the bottom.
The photo mats are 3″ x 4″ – you will want 9 of them. 3 go on the cardstock strips and the rest go inside 3″ x 4″ Flip Flaps(Z3037) with 3″ square photos mounted. When you lift the flip flaps you see 6 more photos.
Have some fun with this layout – it’s great for all sorts of photo sequences. Remember the Taste of Summer collection is only available this month. Visit http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to place your order.
Messing around with small pieces of paper can be fun. Once again I have dived in to the offcuts in my Taste of Summer papers (CC1038).
I began with 1 1/2″ squares cut in half diagonally and played around until I had some patterns I liked. I cut my Shimmer Trim in half lengthways so it is a subtle accent and then decorated with stamped fruit and captions from the Taste of Summer stamp set (CC1039). Bitty sparkles finished the designs off.
I used Post It notes to mask off segments of the titles and I used the Rock ‘n’ Roll inking technique for the fruit.
Have a play with your scraps and see what you come up with.
This layout gave me the opportunity to use up lots of the scraps from my Taste Of Summer papers (CC1038).
The page was finished off with the Lemons Zip strip from one of the papers and a Cricut cut title. I made the title in Cricut Craftroom so I could weld the letters together.
The Taste of Summer papers and stamp set are only available during May 2015. Visit my website http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to place your order.
Today’s pages come out of the vault. They were made 9 years ago but the words hold true today. Yesterday being Mother’s Day, my daughter posted a link on Facebook about how she will become like me as she grows older. It got me thinking how similar we are and how like her grandmother she is too. Then I remembered these pages.
These are 2 more pages from my Book of Me album. I want future generations to know the character traits that run in our family.
You may just write a list or use dot points. One thing’s for sure, once you start there won’t be much room for photos on theses pages!
What do you think? Is this something you could do in one of your albums? Give it a go and let me know.
How cute is this little gift bag made by my friend, Rose Kendell?
She used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (p79 3D Object). The Cricut cuts score lines making folding super easy. Glue it together with Bonding Memories (Z553) for a strong hold.
Notice the purple bling on the tag? It’s not in our catalogue!!! Rose began with Clear Sparkles (Z1752) and coloured them in with a Shin Han Marker (Lavender Z2453).
I’d love to reward you with the Tagged With Love Hostess Rewards Stamp set. Organise a gathering for a couple of friends or bring them along to one of my events and I’ll help you own this cute set.
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