Taste of Summer – Simply Sublime

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Available May 2015 only

Available May 2015 only

The Taste of Summer Papers are so bright and cheerful I just had to use them with my photos from this year’s Duchess Retreat.  Friday night is ‘Frock Night’ at the ‘Duchess Do’ and this year we had some awesome frocks on display.  Op shops were scoured, Nanna’s closet was raided and some even found their outfits lurking in their own wardrobes!!!

I felt I needed to honour each of our Debutantes and Duchies by displaying individual photos.

Team CTMH Taste of Summer Papers and Stamp set with Make It From your Heart Vol 1 & Wavy Blooms stamps for a fun layout.

Team CTMH Taste of Summer Papers and Stamp set with Make It From your Heart Vol 1 & Wavy Blooms stamps for a fun layout.

I began with Layout 1 from Make It From Your Heart Vol 1. This is a super easy layout.  Just trim your photos to 2 1/2″ and off you go.  The pattern has photos trimmed shorter than mine but it was easy to adapt.

Wavy Blooms (D1651) is a gorgeous stamp set.  All I did was stamp in black ink on the patterned papers and cut around them.

Wavy Blooms (D1651) is a gorgeous stamp set. All I did was stamp in black ink on the patterned papers and cut around them. Gold Bling Gems (Z2023) make lovely flower centres and Gold Sequins (Z2012) complete the clustered embellishment.

The Taste of Summer Stamp Set (CC1039) has gorgeous images and titles.  It is just $27 and only available during May 2015

The Taste of Summer Stamp Set (CC1039) has gorgeous images and titles. It is just $27 and only available during May 2015

My titles were cut using the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)

My titles were cut using the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)

The layout can be adapted to suit larger photos too

The layout can be adapted to suit larger photos too

I stamped the name of each gorgeous Deb & Duchie using the alphabet set that came with the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. (Z3017)

I stamped the name of each gorgeous Deb & Duchie using the alphabet set that came with the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. (Z3017)

This layout would suit ball photos, fancy dress party photos or garden snapshots perfectly.

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Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Australasian May 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1505 Just Sayin’

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Welcome to the May Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Marguerite’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 find yourself back here.  There’s a lot of inspiration and creativity shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using Just Sayin’, May’s Stamp of the Month (S1505). Enjoy!

You can never have too many textured shapes in your stamp sets

You can never have too many textured shapes in your stamp sets

I love the geometric shapes that come in this stamp set.  You could make borders, outlines or background papers easily by playing with the circle, square and triangle.  I always try to make the SOTM work with the next lot of photos I have to scrapbook and these shaped stamps echo the shapes in the photos.  Add some gold embossing powder and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas all over again!

Cut a circle to use as a mask and stamp all the way around it - half on, half off

Cut a circle to use as a mask and stamp all the way around it – half on, half off

Your mask can be used on another page because it looks pretty good!

Your mask can be used on another page because it looks pretty good!

Stamp the circles close together near the large circle and increase gaps as you move to corners of the page.  Stamp triangles over these and emboss with gold powder

Stamp the circles close together near the large circle and increase gaps as you move to corners of the page. Stamp triangles over these and emboss with gold powder

Cut a sentiment on the Cricut, cover completely with Versamark Ink and gold embossing powder for a dramatic title.

Cut a sentiment on the Cricut, cover completely with Versamark Ink and gold embossing powder for a dramatic title.

Gold emboss one of the captions from the Just Sayin' SOTM (S15015) and add journaling on short strips of paper.

Gold emboss one of the captions from the Just Sayin’ SOTM (S1505) and add journaling on short strips of paper.

Just Sayin’ (S1505) is only available during May, 2015.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your CTMH Consultant.

Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin',  is only available in May 2015

Close To My Heart’s Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin’, is only available in May 2015

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Anne’s Blog , Mummy You Made This, to see what she has designed for you.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna