S1906 It’s Your Day To Sparkle 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 Lauren’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 It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) stamp set which is June’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’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 June 2019

That cake looks good enough to eat!  Colour some or all of it, leave it as a line drawing, heat emboss it – the choice is yours.  Take a close look at all the sentiments on this set too – perfect for many celebrations.  What will you use it for?

Make a birthday banner

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’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 June 2019

My darling mum turns 90 in a couple of weeks so I decided to make a banner for her room at the Aged Care Residence where she lives.  I’ve used the colours from the True Love Collection because I plan to scrapbook photos of the day using it – I may even organise an outfit to match too!

The banner is simple in design.

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’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 June 2019
  • Cut 17 3” x 4” pieces of Sugarplum cardstock
  • Cut 2 or 3 each of Lace Border Thin Cut.  Cut each one in half.
  • Cut 13 hearts from Linen cardstock using the largest die in the Basic Hearts Thin Cut set.
  • Cut the letters for “Happy Birthday” from Sugarplum glitter paper using Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
  • Adhere Lace Borders to 3” sides of cardstock using a glue pen
  • Punch holes for ribbon to thread through on each piece of cardstock
  • Add hearts and letters to 13 pieces.

Stamp and heat emboss your cakes

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’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 June 2019
  • Stamp 4 cakes onto Linen cardstock using Versamark ink
  • Sprinkle each image with Gold Tinsel Embossing powder
  • Heat set, being sure to warm your heat tool thoroughly before starting and heating from underneath the design so the tinsel doesn’t blow off.
  • Colour the flowers and cake plate with ink and a waterbrush using Sugarplum, Mint and Sage inks.
  • Fussy cut and mount to banner pieces with Foam Tape.
  • Add numbers using foam tape

Order your Stamp of the Month

It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) is only available during June, 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 project? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doreen’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, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1906 It’s Your Day To Sparkle Stamp Set

Z4060 Lace Border Thin Cut

Z3317 Basic Hearts Thin Cut

X5989 Sugarplum Cardstock

X6021 Sapphire Cardstock

X5986 Mint Cardstock

X5993 Sage Cardstock

X6000 Eggplant Cardstock

X6009 Linen Cardstock

Z891 Versamark Ink

Z4249 Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder

Z3225 Medium Round Waterbrush

Z3440 Dual-tip Permanent Glue 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

S1610 Yuletide Joy Stamp Of The Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Georgia’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 Yuletide Joy (S1610) stamp set which is October’s Stamp of the Month.

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Who can resist these gorgeous Christmas shapes with their intricate designs?  Stamp and colour them to really personalise each design or do as I have and keep them uncoloured. Today’s layout features non-traditional Christmas colours.  I just love the Adventure Cardstock colours with Christmas stamps this year – so fun and a bit different.

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This layout will feature photos of our first Christmas gathering to include my son’s girlfriend.  How fabulous it is to have 6 in our family to celebrate with now.  I used versamark ink and white embossing powder to really make the stocking and star designs pop.

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All About The Gold Fundamentals are clear 12″ x 12″ overlays with gold patterns printed on them.  A strip of the diagonal stripe provided the anchor to hang my stockings on.  The title is one of our new Thin Cuts – Christmas.  I love this font.

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The star is also gorgeous in this stamp set and made a nice focal point for this embellishment cluster placed diagonally opposite the title to help frame the page.

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

Yuletide Joy (S1610) is only available during October, 2016.  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 Lauren’s Blog , CTMH Craftings, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

S1610 Yuletide Joy Stamp Set

X5790 Adventure Fundamentals

Z4004 Christmas Thin Cut

Z3246 All About the Gold Fundamentals

Z3129 Gold Foil Tape

Z2068 White Embossing Powder

Z891 Versamark Ink

S1608 Purr-fect Halloween Australasian 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 Maz’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 Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) stamp set which is August’s Stamp of the Month.

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I love this set because it has a cat on it – I will be sure to use it with photos of my gorgeous fur baby, Sandy.  Today however, I want to share a layout that has nothing to do with cats or Halloween. I love to take a themed stamp set and turn it into something different so I had a really good look at all the gorgeous small stamps in this set.  Here’s what I came up with as I played one night.SOTM 0816 - Page 002

 

I can see so many possibilities using these small stamps as accents and borders on your pages.  Here’s how I used a few of them.

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It’s a very simple layout because the photos are quite busy.  I have used two of Close To My Heart’s NEW cardstock colours, Tangerine (X5786) and Sea Glass (X5789) along with one of the totally delicious sheets the NEW All About the Gold Fundamentals (Z3246).  These are 12″ x 12″ clear overlays with gold foil designs – so pretty!  Hold them in place with micro glue dots (Z2089).

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The pretty frame in Purr-fect Halloween made a purr-fect title box when I heat embossed it with gold powder and stamped using the NEW Pen Pal Alphabet (B1539)

Did you spot those cat eyes used as a frame for my journaling?  Check out the lovely black ribbon too – it has pretty gold threads on the edges and is part of the 3 roll set of NEW ribbons called Uptown Ribbon Pack (Z3289).  These are sure to become your go to ribbons this year.

Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) is only available during August, 2016.  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 CTMH 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 ,  Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Starburst Scrapbook Page

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I have seen many of these Starburst layouts made by other consultants and I have loved everyone of them.  I decided it was high time Ito have a go myself!  You can make yours using a monochromatic colour scheme like this one, use all the papers from one pack or do something bright and daring!  All options work.

Starburst pageHere’s how to do it…

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Mount your feature photo and add it to the page.

Starburst (1)The sentiment is stamped using July’s Stamp of the Month Life Is Wonderful (which you can get FREE this month*).  Heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder and then colour over the embossing with Shin Han Markers.

Use shells from Treasured Friendship (C1594) and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.  The papers used were the scraps cut off the starburst earlier.

Order your supplies at www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com .  Every 5th online order this month will receive a gift.  I’ll email the winners at the end of the month.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

* Place an order which includes at least $32.50 worth of stamps and you could choose the July SOTM as your FREE gift.

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Australasian July 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1507 Life Is Wonderful

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Welcome to the July Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Wendy’s Blog you are in the right place. This is a circular hop, click through to the blog mentioned at the end of each post and you will find yourself back here.  There’s a lot of Wonderful inspiration and creativity shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using Life is Wonderful, July’s Stamp of the Month (S1507). Enjoy!

Life really is wonderful when you are on a luxury cruise surrounded by family!

Life really is wonderful when you are on a luxury cruise surrounded by family!

These photos were taken on a cruise so I decided a monochtomayic page featuring shades of blue was needed.  Don’t you just love the way CTMH papers mix and match.  This page features papers from Blossom, Jackson, Chalk It Up and Seaside.

Using the Jackson paper for the journal box has gives some lines to follow – nice bonus!  The frame stamp is a lovely way to highlight your photos.

It's so easy to make your title look fab with this set.  Outdoor denim ink on Jackson paper for the frame and 'Life is' sentiment.  Colonial White Pigment ink and clear embossing powder for the 'wonderful' sentiment.  Fussy cut it and raise on some foam tape.  Too easy!

It’s so easy to make your title look fab with this set.

Outdoor Denim ink (Z2140) on Jackson paper for the frame and ‘Life is’ sentiment. Colonial White Pigment ink(Z2168) and clear embossing powder for the ‘wonderful’ sentiment. Fussy cut it and raise on some foam tape. Too easy!

Sequins, Puffies and Enamel Shapes accent the papers and shimmer trim.

Sequins, Puffies and Enamel Shapes accent the papers and shimmer trim.

Life is Wonderful (S1507) is only available during July, 2015.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order. Even better – get yours free when you include $32.50 of stamps in your order! Place your order with your CTMH Consultant.

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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 Vandra’s Blog , Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Classroom to see what she has designed for you.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

Fringe Festival – Heat Embossing

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The Perth Fringe Festival is a fun filled month of creativity and vitality.  Our family enjoy going to a variety of performances and supporting up and coming actors, dancers, singers and circus performers.  This page features photos Mike took as we wandered through the streets of Northbridge before a show.

CTMH Yuletide Carol papers and LOL stamps make a simple page.  www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

It’s a super simple layout using papers from Yuletide Carol – who’d have thought Christmas papers would look great with street scapes.

CTMH Yuletide Carol papers and LOL stamps make a simple page.  www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Mike captured Kathryn and James messing around on Instagram and I wanted the page to be about the fun they have with their phones as well as the Fringe ‘landscape’.  The LOL (A1159) stamp set was perfect.   It has all the symbols and words we use everyday on social media.  I placed several stamps along a 1″ x 3 1/2″ block, stamped repeatedly using VersaMark(Z891) ink and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066).

If you haven’t tried heat embossing I encourage you to have a go – it opens up a whole new world of decorating options for your pages.  Order your inks and powders here.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna