Sweet Girl Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Sweet Girl  Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Doris’s blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Sweet Girl collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Sweet Girl Scrapbooking Kit

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

The Sweet Girl collection is available until the end of August 2019.  Buy it as a full kit as shown above, or purchase individual items.

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Don’t be deceived by the name of this collection.  Whilst it is perfect for photos of baby girls and all things feminine, there is a masculine set of papers hidden within it!  The photos above show two of the ways you can group the papers for different looks.

Travel Photos Layout

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Today I am sharing photos that have nothing to do with babies or little girls.  My photos were taken at King’s College in Cambridge.  The soft pinks and weathered greys of the sandstone work perfectly with a few prints in the Sweet Girl collection. The lighter side of New England Ivy Cardstock for the base creates contrast to the softer tones of photos and papers without overpowering them.

Adding Embellishments

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

First up, create the frame by trimming the woodgrain paper. Mitre the corner for a realistic look. See how the prints match nicely at the join?

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Trim your background papers using a 12″ trimmer. Cut the peach photo mounts to fit your images. The foam ABC stickers make a bold heading for your page. If you would like a different colour you can colour with Shin Han markers over them whilst still on the carrier sheet. A narrow strip of woodgrain paper anchors the title and links it to the border.

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Use complement stickers and die cuts along with the Stitched Quilt Shape Thin Cuts to embellish your layout. The 2 shapes I used from the thin cut set are designed to emboss another shape but I chose to fussy cut them as stand alone embellishments.

Order Sweet Girl today

The Sweet Girl collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used in my layout appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Vandra’s Blog , Vandra’s Virtual Classroom, to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will love it ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

X7246B Sweet Girl Paper Pack

X7246C Sweet Girl Complements

Z4088 White Alphabet Foam Stickers

X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock

X5988 Peach Cardstock

B1638 Modern Typewriter Alphabet Stamps

Z2826 Heather Exclusive Ink

Z4258 Stitched Quilt Shape Thin Cuts

Z3341 Thin Foam Dots

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

S1905 Besties CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019
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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Maz’s blog, Arty Maz , 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 Besties (S1905) stamp set which is May’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019

Celebrate Relationships

This set is just so pretty!  It’s perfect for pages about relationships.  Today I’m sharing a layout that celebrates the bond between my mum, my daughter and me.  When we visit, mum is happy – we fill her love cup to overflowing.  She, in turn, always makes us smile.

Family Ties - Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019

This layout features May’s Exclusive Papers, The World Is Yours. The water wash background paper made the RH page so quick to complete. A strip of the same paper plus a vellum overlay (also in the pack) forms the base of the LH page.

Hints and Tips

Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019

The stamp set features 2 women but I needed 3. A little bit of masking fixed that! Use full adhesive sticky notes to make masking a breeze.

Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019

‘Mother’ and ‘ Grandmother’ come from another limited edition stamp set called For My Mother. It is only available until the end of May.

The vertical border was created with the scallop stamp from Besties layered onto Blush Shimmer Ribbon.

Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019

Two hearts and a few bitty sparkles open and close the story for this layout.

Tell your story using S1905 Besties - May’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during May 2019

Create photo tabs easily by stamping onto a strip of cardstock and corner rounding the upper two corners. This is a fun way to add details, labels or journaling to your layout.

Order yours today

Besties  (S1905) is only available during May, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Thanks for visiting

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 , to see the lovely project she has designed for you. I always look forward to her spin on a stamp set.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, the link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1905 Besties

CC4192E For My Mother Stamp Set

CC5593 They World Is Yours Paper Packet

Z3313 Blush Shimmer Ribbon

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z2825 Mink Exclusive Ink

Z4189 Intense Black Ink

X6010 Mink Cardstock

X5988 Peach Cardstock

X5986 Mint Cardstock

Z1912 Corner Rounder

Z3372 CTMH Adhesive Runner

Z1979 Le Pen Journaling Pen

S1904 Love So Sweet CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Tell your story using S1904 Love So Sweet- April’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during April 2019
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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doris’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 Love So Sweet (S1904) stamp set which is April’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using S1904 Love So Sweet- April’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during April 2019

How pretty do those flowers look?  The sentiments are great for scrapbookers and cardmakers.

Tell your story using S1904 Love So Sweet- April’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during April 2019

Today I have a one page layout for you.  It’s based on one of the designs in the Feels Like Home Deluxe Workshop Your Way Kit. These photos were taken at Alhambra, Granada last year. Don’t you just love that bench seat that was made to fit the slope of the walkway?

Tell your story using S1904 Love So Sweet- April’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during April 2019

Making the page was quick. I followed the pattern in the Feels Like Home Deluxe Workshop Kit for the base design and then added photo mats to suit my image sizes. I had an idea for the embellishment clusters but wasn’t sure the stamp proportions would work. By laying the stamps face down over the layout I got a feel for how it would turn out.

Close To My Heart Stitched Square Dies make it super easy to create scrapbooking photo mats with flair. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The two stitched square mounts were cut from the inside of the middle thin cuts in the Stitched Square set.

Tell your story using S1904 Love So Sweet- April’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during April 2019

Did you know Sugarplum ink comes in a pigment version too? That means you can use heat embossing powders with it. It covers well on coloured cardstock – it is stamped on Fern in the photo above and Charcoal in the photo below. All images are heat embossed with clear powder.

Tell your story using S1904 Love So Sweet- April’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during April 2019

The 3 leafy branches are different shades of green. One is stamped with Fern ink on the light side of Fern cardstock, one on the dark side and the middle one is stamped with versamark ink on the light side and heat embossed with clear powder. These subtle colour variations are seen in nature. A few White dots, complements stickers and leaves from the cut apart sheet in the pack completed this cluster.

It’s easy to confuse Pigment and Dye based inks so always mark your pigment inks clearly to avoid using the wrong ink on a project.

Love So Sweet  (S1904) is only available during April, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 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 Maz’s Blog , to see the lovely project she has designed for you – she always has something a bit spesh!.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, the link above will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

PS The out takes!! My artistic director 🙂

Products used in the Project

S1904 Love So Sweet Stamp Set

Z4505 Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop Instructions

X7243B Feels Like Home Paper Pack

X7243C Feels Like Home Complements

Z3314 Black & White Dots

Z4259 Stitched Square Thin Cuts

X5999 Charcoal Cardstock

X6003 Fern Cardstock

Z8006 Sugarplum Exclusive Pigment Ink

Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Ink

Z891 Versamark Ink

Z2088 Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder

Z1836 Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors

Z3372 CTMH Adhesive Runner

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Z1979 Le Pen Journaling Pen

So Much Happy Australasian Blog Hop

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019
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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian So Much Happy  Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Megan’s blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s So Much Happy collection.  When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The So Much Happy collection is available until the end of April 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items. Close To My Heart have a BOGO special during March. You could buy the paper pack and pair it with the co-ordinating cardstock for half price. Ask your consultant for details.

This really is such a happy collection!  The Lemon and Candy Apple papers really pop.  The subtler hues of Lagoon, Mint and Peach compliment perfectly and the Sapphire makes a great neutral.  As with all our paper collections, each sheet is double sided and a really bright or busy pattern will be backed by a softer shade or subtle pattern.  This means EVERYONE can use it.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

Today I am sharing a layout featuring some fabulous time exposure shots my husband took of a ferris wheel.  Each year Perth, Western Australia, hosts a Fringe Festival.  It is vibrant, fun and engaging.  We try to go to 3 or 4 shows a week to make the most of it.  There is a little ferris wheel in the arts centre hub that most people ignore.  This night, Mike came armed with a tripod and had some shutter fun.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The spiral circle was made using quilting templates! I am working (very slowly) on Judy Newman’s Sugarplum quilt and had been using the spiral template earlier with fabric. Once I pulled out my photos I knew the design was perfect for my page too.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The title banner and centre circle can be found on the cut apart sheet which is the reverse side of the cute diamond print paper used in the spiral. The largest stitched circle thin cut fits the ‘One of a Kind’ embellishment perfectly. Complete the title using the gorgeous alphabet stickers that come in the So Much Fun complements and add stars from the puffies and complements.

This was a really quick layout as the second page had minimal decoration on it. Just the photos in all their colourful glory. You can find details of the journaling box in an earlier post here

The So Much Happy collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post.  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 go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Kara’s blog, Creating with Kara to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

G1170 So Much Happy Workshop Your Way

6” x 4” Photo Placeholders (for photo mounts)

X7241B So Much Happy Paper Pack

X7241C So Much Happy Complements

Z4254 So Much Happy Puffy Stickers

X6028 Black Cardstock

S1903 This Happened Stamp Set

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Ink

Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3D Foam Tape

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

The quilt templates can be purchased here

S1903 This Happened CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreen’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 This Happened (S1903) stamp set which is March’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

This stamp set will make every scrapbookers heart happy!  So many cool phrases and images in this set will help make your journaling pop on the page.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

First up, let’s look at how you can integrate the journaling into an existing layout design.  This layout began with one of the 8” x 6” pages shown in the I Heart Us Deluxe Workshops Your Way kit.  Adding the page and photos to a 12 x 12 base is easy.

The small squares were originally meant for photos but adding stamped journal lines inside the squares, turn them into an interesting place to tell your story.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

The gorgeous little starburst stamp buddies nicely with the sequins to complete the title and embellishment clusters on the layout.  Adding the date to a layout is super helpful when you are ready to file it into an album.

The following photos show 5 ways you can use this stamp set to make your own PML journaling cards – either 6” x 4” or 3” x 4”.  The papers used are from So Much Happy, which is March’s featured collection with Close To My Heart.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019
Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

Stamp this image in several colours.  Fussy cut text and arrows to swap out segments or colour in the arrows with Mint Shimmer Brush.

Making your own journal boxes is a great way to use up small off cuts once you have made the layouts from a scrapbooking kit.

This Happened  (S1903) is only available during March, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Can you see yourself using some of these ideas? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to
Doris’s Blog ,  to see the lovely project she has designed for you. 

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, the link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1903 This Happened Stamp Set

Z4508 I Heart Us Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop

Z7241B So Much Happy Paper Pack

Z4225  Mint Shimmer Brush

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Ink

Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z6503 Mint Exclusive Ink

Z65081 Ballerina Exclusive Ink

Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Z1979 Le Pen Journaling Pen

I Heart Us Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian I Heart Us  Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.


If you arrived from  Doreen’s blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’sI Heart Us  collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with I Heart Us. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The I Heart Us  collection is available until the end of April 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

This rainbow of delight is an addictive collection!  The colours are bright but not bold – if that makes sense!  They tone in with so many photos.

Today I am sharing how you can adapt the Workshop Your Way, Standard & Deluxe, to your  photo needs.  These layouts are part of a travel album and we always take way too many photos because everything we see is new… and interesting… and different..and fun… and we may never visit the same place again.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with I Heart Us. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

First up is Layout 1 from the standard I Heart Us Workshop Your Way (G1171) The original design featured 5 photos but you can squeeze 10 on without making it look too crowded.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with I Heart Us. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

Layout 2 is also from the Standard I Heart Us Workshop Your Way (G1171).  Use the 5×7 photo mat on the left hand page as an anchor point for a group of smaller photos and make a double row of photos on the right hand page – voila!  5 photos turned into 11 and the lovely design still holds firm.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with I Heart Us. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

Finally, this stunner is from the Deluxe I Heart Us Workshop Your Way Kit (Z4508).  This woven effect is super easy to achieve using the rainbow paper from the pack.  One again, use the larger photo mat as an anchor for smaller photos.  The background wash can be created using the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush rather than watercolours.  Stamp your title in rainbow colours to tie it in with the papers. The instructions are for a single page but it’s easy to turn into a double by making a similar right hand page to the one shown from the standard kit. 

Create bright, fun pages and cards with I Heart Us. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019
Create bright, fun pages and cards with I Heart Us. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The I Heart Us collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .You can also download the instructions for these layouts from the  link in the online shop. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. 

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the highlighted link and move on to Doris’s blog, Creative Inspirations, see the projects she has designed for you. I’m sure it will love it ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

G1171 I Heart Us Workshop Your Way

X7242B I Heart Us Paper Pack

X7242C I Heart Us Complements

Z4270 I Heart Us Sequins

Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim

Z4210 Sugarplum Shimmer Brush

C1725 Simply Said Alphabet Stamps

Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink

Z6505 Carolina Exclusive Ink

Z2840 Thistle Exclusive Ink

Z6508Bluebird Exclusive Ink

Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Ink

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

B1416 Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet Stamps (retired)

S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian 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 Heartfelt Sentiments (S1902) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month.

S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

This big bold stamp is perfect for scrapbookers like me. There are so many things that make my heart happy which I record in my albums.

Every summer a number of outdoor cinemas open in and around Perth, Western Australia.  The evenings here are balmy, perfect for a picnic dinner and a movie.  Our favourite movies are the ones shown as part of the International Film Festival.  Most are a little quirky, frequently in another language and always give insight into the way others live.  Each year we try to introduce new people to the pleasures of this pastime.

Record the things you love using Heart Happy papers(CC2193) and S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

I drew inspiration for this layout from Pattern 5 of Make It From Your Heart Vol 2.  The papers come from the gorgeous Heart Happy collection which is only available until the end of this month.

How to stamp with S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

When stamping with large stamps (this one is about 6” x 4”) I prefer to dab ink onto the block then apply stamp as usual but flip the paper and block over to rub with my hand.  This helps ensure all the ink is applied to the paper.

Record the things you love using Heart Happy papers(CC2193) and S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

Once stamped in Sapphire ink, I added colour using the Mint and Red Shimmer brushes.  The fine point of the brush is great for detailed stroke work.

Record the things you love using Heart Happy papers(CC2193) and S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments- February 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during Feb 2019

I was thrilled to discover the Curlicue alphabet stamp set in my stash – it compliments the font used in the Heartfelt Sentiments title and perfectly fits the banner from the Heartfelt Sentiments.  Stamp one letter at a time so you can follow the curve of the banner. Begin with the middle letter and work out. The Curlicue set was part of a Cricut collection.

Heartfelt Sentiments  (S1902) is only available during February, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 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 Inspirations , to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All current items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.  

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set

CC2193 Heart Happy Paper Pack

Z4241 Decorative Borders Thin Cuts

D1630 Curlicue Alphabet Stamp (Retired)

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6503 Mint Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush

Z4225 Mint Shimmer Brush

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots