S2007 For My Beautiful Friend CTMH Stamp of the Month 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 Doris’s Blog, Creative Inspirations, 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 For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) stamp set which is July’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during April 2020

Use For My Beautiful Friend to make Paper Candy

What’s Paper Candy? It’s pre-made embellishments ready to add to cards or scrapbook pages.  If you feel like experimenting with a new technique or tool you can make a number of samples that can then be applied to projects. 

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during April 2020

My face to face and online  workshops this month are focusing on using tags so most of my paper candy has a tag as a base.  The papers are from the latest Mix In pack (X9017) so I know they will blend with Summer Vibes and Timber – the two collections in the July/August catalogue.

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during April 2020

All the colouring has been done with Shimmer Brushes.  They come in 17 different colours and are super easy to use. Simply brush lightly over the paper to add colour and glitter at the same time.

Heat embossing helps images stand out on darker or patterned backgrounds. 

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during April 2020

When you stamp images on cardstock, fussy cut close to the outline and pop them up on foam dots, you add dimension to the paper candy.

Three ways to use your Paper Candy

Now you have options! 

  1. Create a simple card background for your candy and add a stamped sentiment
  2. Add candy to a layout as part of a larger cluster including stickers or a title.
  3. Fill a 3” x 4” photo well to create your own PML card.

Order your Stamp of the Month

For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) is only available during July, 2020.  Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $80 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Thanks for visiting! I’d love you to give this post a thumbs up, leave a comment or share the post with a crafty friend before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog, aMAZing Creations, to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the currently available products used on 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

Currently Available products used in the Project

S2007 For My Beautiful Friend Stamp Set

X9017 Mix In Paper Pack

Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush

Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush

Z3511 Wisteria Shimmer Brush

Z3606 Raspberry Shimmer Brush

Z3611 Peach Shimmer Brush

Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon

Z4194 Whit & Gold Skinny Ribbon

Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread

Z3507 Silver Glitter Gems

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z3271 Archival Black Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad

Brushed Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you arrived from  Maz’s Blog, ArtyMaz  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 Brushed collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Brushed – Bring Back My Pack

This gorgeous collection is one of my all time favourites and I am so thrilled to have it back in our range until the end of July.  I had both stamp sets from the first time around (Nov 2014) but had used every last scrap of the papers. I happily ordered  more at the beginning of June.  Sadly, delayed transportation links meant my paper didn’t arrive in time to make my layout.

Not to be put off, I made my own paper using the stamp sets.  I used a heat embossing masking technique on the flowers and butterflies and then sponged around them to create the glacier background.

Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Large Triangles make a dramatic statement  

This half triangle layout is very popular at the moment.  I love it and found it was a great way to showcase the large flowers on my hand made printed paper. 

Oasis Holographic paper provided a fun base for the design but boy is it hard to photograph because it acts like a mirror!  ¼” strips of peacock cardstock frame the Holographic triangle segments.

Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Numerous photo layouts are possible with this design.  Adding circles breaks up some of  the lines.  These frilly circles are cut using the Spinner Card Thin Cuts.  They are just under 4” in diameter.  The square in the middle is 6”.  The sizes of both can be adjusted up or down to suit your supplies and photos.

Heat Embossed Masking Technique

Using this technique allows the white of the base page and the colours of stamped images to show through after you have sponged over them.  The heat embossing acts as a resist and ink doesn’t stick to it.

In a nutshell, it’s a 4 step process

  1. Use your anti-static pouch to wipe over cardstock before stamping
  2. Stamp outline of flower in Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder
  3. Stamp petals and butterflies in coloured ink and then again in Versamark.  Heat emboss with clear powder
  4. Sponge background paper in a contrast colour.
Close To My Heart’s Bring Back My Pack - Brushed collection is available for purchase until the end of July 2020.  View the range on the promotions tab at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The heat embossing intensifies the coloured ink and also ‘locks in’ the white background paper.

Order your supplies this month

The Brushed collection is available, while stocks last,  until the end of July 2020.   You can order papers, co-ordinating cardstock and the 2 stamp sets individually or as a discounted bundle.  Check the Promotions tab on your consultant’s website.  If you’re an Aussie without a consultant, come shop with me by clicking here.

Please help me grow my blog following by liking or commenting on this post.  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

Products used in this project

D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set

D1602 A Budding Friendship Stamp Set

Z3636 Oasis Holographic Paper

Z3626 Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X6036 Ballerina Cardstock

X5958 Peacock Cardstock

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder

Z4220 Anti-static Pouch

Z697 Round Sponge

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Zz6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

X2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

X2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2480 Orange Tri-blend Marker (centres of flowers)

Z3560 Golden Rod Stickles (centres of flowers)

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

Happy Australia Day

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Happy Australia Day everyone! 

I hope you have plans for a relaxed day enjoying all the delights of our Australian landscape and culture.  Our house is about to get busy.  Each year our daughter hosts a ‘Hottest 100’ Countdown Party.  A National radio Station, JJJ, plays the most popular songs of the year as voted by it’s listeners.  The day involves lazing by the pool, eating yummy food and enjoying friendships new and old as the songs play.

I realised the other night I’ve never made a page about this event.  I have corrected that now – really important as this is likely to be the last one held here.  So, here is my page. (If you are reading this early, there are no photos – check back this afternoon to see them)

Inspiration fro this layout came from p22 of the Reflections How To Book.

Inspiration for this layout came from p22 of the “Reflections” How To Book.

The 1-10 title will be used to list the top 10 songs and the top 10 highlights of the day – there is always much hilarity and some classic quotes that are worth recording.  I cut this title from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (p81).

I was happy to find a photo mat with stars too.  It’s on p65 of the Atrbooking Cricut Cartridge.

The Celebrat Australia Stamp (D1640) is perfect for Australia Day photos.

The Celebrate Australia Stamp (D1640) is perfect for Australia Day photos.

The title was fun to create. I cut large letters with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and added the fircracker stars to each letter.  I then embossed these with silver heat embossing powder and fussy cut the firecrackers below the letters.  The Triangle Border punch added detail and then I sanded it for some texture.

The Australian Flag stamp in this set is very clever.  You stamp the flag in Outdoor Denim ink onto white cardstock and then stamp the smaller cross in Cranberry.  It’s easy to line up because our stamps and blocks are clear.

Hav a fabulous Australia Day, remember to take lots of photos and make some pages of your traditions.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna