Celebrate Today Australasian Blog Hop

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020
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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Celebrate Today Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Megan’s Blog, Crop Craft Create,  you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. 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 several different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

We have so much to Celebrate Today!

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

This bright collection is a party in a bag, ready to burst forth and make your scrapbook pages dazzle.  You have kit options for scrapbooking and card making plus the option to purchase papers, co-ordinating cardstock, Pocket scrapbook cards and Vellum Die-cuts as individual items.  Everything works together so you can focus on the fun of reliving life’s magical moments and telling the stories in your albums.

Two ways to use the Celebrate Today scrapbooking workshop kit

Today’s layouts are all made from the Celebrate Today scrapbook workshop kit, pictured above.  There are so many really different and interesting die-cuts in this kit that few of us would take the time to make from scratch.

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

When you purchase a Close To My Heart scrapbook kit, you receive all the supplies needed to make 6 pages following the printed instructions that come in the kit.  At times, when you are short on time or creative inspiration, following the cutting diagrams and assembly instructions exactly will be a perfect fit.

For those feeling creative, the other option is to pull out ALL the pieces in the kit, use the sample layouts as inspiration and just play!  That’s how today’s sample layouts came to be.

Turn a single layout into a double

When you have lots of photos to scrapbook, one page just isn’t enough.  Fortunately there are plenty of decorative elements on the single pages in this kit that can easily expand to cover two pages.

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

The first double page uses all those lovely die-cut circles and the yo-yo strips.  Rather than make the 3D yo-yo elements, place the strips flat on your pages.  Quick and easy!

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

When you get to the second single page transformation you will realise the background paper is the reverse of the first layout and there isn’t an extra sheet in the kit.  Fear not, you can work on the back of the first layout for the LH page and add a different background sheet for the RH page. 

Using matching zip strips across both pages and sharing the scallop border piece and stars between the two pages ties everything together nicely.

Both these layouts lend themselves to the addition of Pocket Plus protectors to fit even more photos in.  The co-ordinating Picture My Life cards will fill any empty slots and provide room for journalling.

Tone down a ‘busy’ layout

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

The layered balloon die-cuts in this kit are adorable but the page design may be too busy for your style.  By cutting one background sheet and spreading it over two base pages you introduce white space to calm the look a little.  The clouds were also omitted from this layout and used later.

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

3 of the streamers and the photo flags were left off the layout above and repurposed later.  Once again, this gives a more open look to your design.

Make a layout from the kit left overs

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

A little trimming of the streamers, a few extra pegs made up from spare photo mats and this very simple layout was completed quickly on mink cardstock.  February’s Stamp of the Month, Cherish Her, worked perfectly on the small photo frames and the title.

10 pages from one Celebrate Today Workshop Kit

Everything comes together easily when you start with a co-ordinated kit.  There are still enough die-cuts left to make one more layout!  What do you think?  Is this something you could see yourself doing. Why not order a kit and see how far you can take it.

Close To My Heart’s Celebrate Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of February 2020

Order your supplies this month

The Celebrate Today collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant while stocks last. A list of products used on 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 like this post or leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Dannii’s blog, Scrappy Chicks, to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this project

G1193 Celebrate Today Scrapbooking Workshop Kit

X7252D Celebrate Today Picture My Life Cards

S2002 Cherish Her (Stamp of the Month)

X5947 Mink Cardstock

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z280 Black Exclusive Ink

Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Ink

Z3441 Dual Tip Multi Bond Glue Pen

Z1836 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

Z3341 Thin Foam Dots

Z3326 Permanent Adhesive Tape

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