Some Kinda Wonderful Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Some Kinda Wonderful Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Vandra’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 Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way (G1120) from Close To My Heart.

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The Some Kinda Wonderful collection is  from the Seasonal Expressions Jan-Apr 2017 Catalogue.  This pack has lots of bright colours in it but the black helps keep it from being overwhelming.  Most of the bright prints have a subtle one on the reverse of the paper.

Today I’ve used Some Kinda Wonderful on a layout featuring photos of street art in Tahiti’s capital, Papeete.  It was a drizzly overcast morning and we thought a museum was in order.  Turned out the museum didn’t open on a Sunday.  We decided to walk around the streets instead – something we love to do in cities we haven’t visited before.  As soon as you step beyond the main tourist strip you see a completely different scene.  We were delighted to discover many of the Papeete buildings featured truly amazing art work.

Some Kinda Wornderful Papeete

Trim around the circle print using  scissors to give this paper a new look.  Stamping on the circles with Handwritten Alphabet stamps (E1030) creates a focal point of your title.

This street art was painted as part of the Tahiti Street Art Festival.  If you are ever travelling to Tahiti, be sure to stop over in Papeete and walk behind the tourist precinct.

The Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way  (G1121) kit is only available until the end of April. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Kara’s Blog , Creating with Kara Davies to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,

Shaunna

 

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S1704 Flock Together CTMH Australasian SOTM Blog Hop

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Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Nell’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 Flock Together (S1704) stamp set which is April’s Stamp of the Month.

Ed note:  Oops, looks like I’m an April Fool!  I forgot to put photos of the project in before this went live early this morning.  They are all here now for you to enjoy.  Sorry to those who visited earlier.

S1704 Flock Together

These little partridges just make me smile.  You can colour them, stamp them in black or a coloured ink, add shimmer pen and even paper piece them if you like.  My favourite sentiment on this set is “ Together is the best place to be”.

Today I’ve created a decorated small organiser.  I attended Team Builders last weekend.  it’s a Close To My Heart conference just for the leaders in the company.  We were fortunate to have Julia Bickerstaff from The Business Bakery as a keynote speaker.  Julia shared fabulous information about setting and working towards goals using her 100 Day Goal challenge.  One lovely thing she spoke of was a Smile File.  This is a place to store cards, notes and other things you receive from customers or team members – things that make you smile.  Then, as you are working toward your goal and it is getting tough, you can look through the Smile File and remember that it is all worth it!

All you need are 3 panels (6″ x 4″) to decorate the front and two sides of your box.  One they are decorated, use the new Tombow permanent adhesive.  (Z3327)

The clouds were created using sponging around a Cricut cut cloud shape.  If you don’t have a cricut, use a stamp to make a mask or just draw one free hand.  Gold Shimmer Pen adds the final dimension.

The photos above will give you an idea of how I sponged.  To make the masks for the birds, simply stamp on to Post It Notes and cut out.  Next, stamp on your panel and cover with the Post It Note.  Did you know you can buy Post It’s that have a full coating of adhesive??  They make life so much easier.

To complete your box add ribbon around the lip of the lid.  Large Glue Dots make this job super easy.

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Flock Together (S1704) is only available during April, 2017.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $7.50 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

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

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

  • Z1038 Small Organiser
  • 1385 Daisy White Cardstock
  • X5787 Blossom Cardstock
  • Z3287 Whimsy Ribbon Pack
  • S1704 Flock Together Stamp Set
  • Shin Han Markers – various
  • Z899 Memento Black Ink
  • Z28017 Willow Ink
  • Z2810 Blossom Ink
  • Z2812 Raspberry Ink
  • Z1836 Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors
  • Z1772 Glue Dots
  • Z3327 Tombow Permanent Adhesive