Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Silver & Gold Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia. If you arrived from Tanya’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 some love 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 Silver & Gold collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
The Silver & Gold collection is available until the end of December 2017. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.
Today I am sharing a layout featuring photos from our time at the Nurnberg Christmas Markets last year. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, GO!!! It’s a sensory overload of Christmas goodness. Be sure to take an empty suitcase with you so you can shop to your heart’s content.
The layout is based in Pattern 24 in Make It From Your Heart, Vol 3. I added the Poppy photo mats because they helped my photos stand out on the page. Using 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps on the RH page gave me space for 4 extra photos. No need for a second layout now.
All the stickers on the layout come from the Complements pack. These were left over once I’d complete the 3 layouts that come with the kit. Shimmer trim and gold dots helped my title pop on the page and the White & Gold twine blended perfectly with the collection.
Using the Cut Apart PML cards that come with the kit is the easiest way to incorporate smaller patterned pieces into your layout. This element makes the journaling an integral part of the overall design. I’m a firm believer in telling the story and leaving enough room for some details.
The Silver & Gold 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 Doreen’s Blog , Scrapping and More with Doreen to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Doreen always has something special to share with us.
Products used in these projects
G1138 Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way
Z4014 White & Gold Twine
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z3231 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps
X5963 Poppy Cardstock
Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Sugar Rush 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 NEW Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way (G1118) from Close To My Heart.
The Sugar Rush collection is from the Seasonal Expressions Jan-Apr 2017 Catalogue. The soft hues and whimsical patterns are such fun to work with. Today I’ve used Sugar Rush on a layout all about my quirky husband. I snapped these photos whilst travelling in Germany over Christmas and New Year. The photos highlight Mike’s personality so well and the Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Stamp Set (D1715) summed him up perfectly! He really is the sprinkles on my ice cream of life!
This layout was created using leftovers after completing the Workshop Your Way layouts. The strip on the left hand side is 4″ wide and each of the squares are 2″. The co-ordinating stamp set lends itself to lots of themes.
Here are some close ups of the way I used the stamps, complements and sparkly dots on the layout.
The Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way (G1118) 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 Maz Wood’s Blog , aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.
I’ve been working with more of Mum & Dad’s old photos recently. I can’t believe how gorgeous they look with the Sangria papers.
This is my take one of the layouts I taught at yesterday’s Scrap Happy Class. It’s a great layout for old photos because I didn’t have to crop them – the background tells us so much about where we lived at the time. The layout also provides LOTS of room for journalling.
These photos were taken in Wau, New Guinea. I have not had an opportunity to visit again since leaving as a 7 yr old and so my kids haven’t seen where I began life. These photos help tell that story.
Sangria Complements(X7199C) have lots of family oriented titles which suited my theme perfectly.
View the Sangria collection here. If you live in Perth, why don’t you come play at our Paper Picnic on October 24 – I’ll have lots more cool pages to show you.
I have a friend who has a birthday on Anzac Day – how lucky her friends are never working on her birthday! We joined her family to celebrate the occasion with a twilight sail. It was a perfect Perth evening and such a happy time. How fortuitous that Close To My Heart has the Seaside papers (X7192b) and Complements stickers (X7192c)! They were perfect for my photos.
I based this layout on the Clean Dimension layout on pages 102-103 of the Cherish How To Book (9038) I love how easy it is to create the basic design of the page using the book and then personalise it for your photos. This book has 50 double pages layout designs and sells for just $20.
Why not add it to your shopping basket? You will be on your way to earning the Deal of the Decade.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!
- With a qualifying purchase of $75 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10.
- That’s up to $17 AUD of savings on a single stamp set!
- Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price.
- Remember, a purchase of $75 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound!
- It is truly the deal of the decade.
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