S1708 School Year Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


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Welcome to the August 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 School Year (S1708) stamp set which is August’s Stamp of the Month.

S1708 CTMH Stamp of the Month, School Years. Perfect for school albums but look closely for some fab generic images on here too. www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Aren’t these school themed images  fabulous?  You could use the Back to School next to the annual class photo helping your album to flow from year to year.  I know lots of you take first day of school snaps but how fun would it be to also include a last day of school photo alongside it to show how your child has changed over the year?

Now before you say, “I don’t have any school photos to scrapbook”, take a close look at this set.  Half the images are generic – a great frame, speech bubble and arrow to go on any layout.  The pencil and hearts lend themselves to lots of themes too.

My layout today has nothing to do with school.  It is a tribute layout.  A tribute layout is all about celebrating your relationship with someone.  It’s a chance to record what you love about them and to document some treasured memories.  I am starting to add these layouts to my Book of Me album as a way to record those people who have meant a lot to me over the years.

S1708 CTMH School Year and D1751 Punny Pals create a tribute page for your album

School Year S1708 and Punny Pals D1751 stamps have many great images to compliment your scrapbook layouts. www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au


The multi-choice box title is easily covered with a small piece of paper to change the theme from school to something new.

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

School Year (S1708) is only available during August, 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? Can you think of a few friends you’d like to honour with a tribute page in your album? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Colleen’s Blog, Colsies Scrappy Fusions, to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’


Products used on this layout:

S1708 School Year NEW

D1751 Punny Pals NEW

Shin Han Markers

X5949 Almond Cardstock NEW

X7221B Prickly Pear Papers

Z2828 Toffee Ink NEW

Z2852 Poppy Ink

Z899 Memento Black Ink



Word of the Day Travel Bug Challenge


Travel Bug Challenge 2015Are you up for a challenge?

Beginning today, I will post a Word of the Day on my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/PassionateAboutPages

Your challenge is to use that word as the inspiration for a page or a card.  You can make a literal interpretation or be a bit creative!

For instance, if the word was ‘Dog’ you may include photos of your dog, a stamp of a dog, use a doggy pun in your title or put photos of Yoga on the page!  (Downward dog is everyone’s favourite pose)

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Now I’ve given those great ideas, I’ll let you know Dog isn’t one of the words.  Each word relates to travel in some way but your pages and cards don’t have to be in a travel theme.  I’m keen to see where you take this.

Once you have completed a challenge, take a photo of it and add it to the comments under that word on my Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/PassionateAboutPages  .  It’s Ok if it takes you a few days to get it done.  On Saturday July 11, 18,  25 and August 1, every person who has posted a photo during the preceding week will go in the draw for a shopping voucher in my shop!  One entry for each photo you put up.

Happy Scrappin’