Last Chance Blog Hop – Annual Inspirations 15/16

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Welcome to the Australasian Last Chance 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 products that are leaving the Close To My Heart range on July 31, 2016.  We’ve taken the time to create inspiring projects for you.  Hope you like them!

retiring colours, 20167 colours leave our range at the end of this month.  I’ve included all of them in the Carborders I have to share with you today.  Carborders serve a double purpose.  If you are a card maker, you simply fold them in half and gift them as a card.  If you are a scrapbooker, you add a photo, title or journaling in the unused half and place it to on album page.  The Reflections How To Book (9037) has many layouts that use a 4″ border.  Check it out if you need inspiration.

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These two Carborders feature the Friendly Pets stamp set.  I used Shin Han markers to colour the pets.  The embossing folder is Scallop (Z3021) – this one is also saying goodbye.  I used sponges and the 7 retiring inks for the background.

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Friendly Pets B1481

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These Carborders also feature the Love My Dog and Love My Cat stamp sets.  All 3 featured stamp sets are super versatile.  You probably know many pet obsessed friends who would love these as cards.  You may also be like me and take loads of photos of your own pets.  Why not put them in your album?

 

Hopefully, these Carborders have inspired you to play with CTMH’s cute furbaby stamps.

Friendly Pets (B1481), Love My Cat (A1181) and Love My Dog (A1178) retire from the CTMH catalogue at the end of this month along with the 7 colours featured in this post.  If you love fur babies, grab these stamps today.  If one of your favourite colours is retiring make sure you have spare sheets of cardstock and the re-inker for your stamp pad.  If you love all 7 colours, grab an Adventure pack of cardstock(X5935).  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website

Did you like these carborders? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’ Blog ,  Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

CTMH Magical Australasian Blog Hop

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Australasian Blog Hop – Magical Collection

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Welcome to the Australasian Magical Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Kara’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 Magical Workshop Your Way Collection (G1108) from Close To My Heart.

 

My layout today is based on  one in the Reflections How To Book (9037) – page 70.  We attended a performance of Matilda the Musical the night before our Close To My Heart Convention in Melbourne.  It was a fabulous show and I wanted a reminder of it in my album.

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I love the primary colours in this pack.  It is ideal for masculine pages, school themes and kids events.  The embellishments lend themselves to theme parks, Disney and party photos. It is also perfect for theatre outings! I just love that paper with the cameras on it.

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I had already used the words from the sticker sheet on another project so for this layout I simply trimmed the backing sheet and lay the word frame on to contrasting paper.  A few of the coloured sequins either side gives the illusion of a border without the need for a solid piece of paper. The white twine also comes in the Workshop Your Way Kit.  So everything on this layout came from the one pack.  That makes it so easy to set up and clean up.

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There are lots of die cuts in the Complements pack and I found several words that perfectly suited this amazing evening.  The PML cut apart sheet in the kit has several journal boxes – so fast and easy to use!

The Magical Workshop Your Way (G1108) kit is only available until the end of August.  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website

Did you like this layouts? 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 Inspirations , to see the gorgeous projects she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna