Blossom – Cards into pages 3

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The stamps in the Blossom WOTG Card Kit are just gorgeous.  I made all the cards but I really wanted to use the stamps in my scrapbook.  I found an easy way to do that by just using the card designs as decorative elements on my pages.

I will be teaching several layouts this way at my Paper Picnic on June 20.  I will be sharing several great hints for making this process easy.  You will find full details of the workshop at the end of this post.  You will need to BYO papers and stamps as the order deadline has now passed.

Here is the third layout I made of my mum’s 85th birthday party.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

If you can’t join in the workshop but would like printed instructions for this layout plus 2 more, simply place a $30 order in person or on my website http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au by June 12 and email me for the instructions at shaunnarichards@bigpond.com

Paper picnic info

Click here to register for the workshop

Keep Smiling,

Blossom – Cards into pages 2

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The stamps in the Blossom WOTG Card Kit are just gorgeous.  I made all the cards but I really wanted to use the stamps in my scrapbook.  I found an easy way to do that by just using the card designs as decorative elements on my pages.

I will be teaching several layouts this way at my Paper Picnic on June 20.  I will be sharing several great hints for making this process easy.  You will find full details of the workshop at the end of this post.  You will need to BYO papers and stamps as the order deadline has now passed.

Here is the second layout I made of my mum’s 85th birthday party.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

If you can’t join in the workshop but would like printed instructions for this layout plus 2 more, simply place a $30 order in person or on my website http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au by June 12 and email me for the instructions at shaunnarichards@bigpond.com

Paper picnic info

Click here to register for the workshop

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

Blossom – Turn cards into pages 1

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The stamps in the Blossom WOTG Card Kit are just gorgeous.  I made all the cards but I really wanted to use the stamps in my scrapbook.  I found an easy way to do that by just using the card designs as decorative elements on my pages.

I will be teaching several layouts this way at my Paper Picnic on June 20.  I will be sharing several great hints for making this process easy.  You will find full details of the workshop at the end of this post.

Here is a sample of one layout I made of my mum’s 85th birthday party.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

If you can’t join in the workshop but would like printed instructions for this layout plus 2 more, simply place a $30 order in person or on my website http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au by June 12 and email me for the instructions at shaunnarichards@bigpond.com

Paper picnic info

Click here to register for the workshop

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

 

Giggles & Grins – workshop fun

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One of the things I love about being a leader with Close To My Heart is sharing in the journeys of consultants in my team.  This page brings back lovely memories of a fun filled day in a wheatbelt town creating with 3 Dazzlers (my team is know as the Dazzling Duchesses) and some of their customers. Mike was my travel buddy and he spent the day editing our photos rather than page making.

I love using the Reflections How To Book to plan my pages

I love using the Reflections How To Book to plan my pages

The room was filled with laughter as each lady created a cute card and a page layout.  I enjoyed meeting new ladies and re-connecting with others.  It makes me feel part of the community these ladies belong to.

This quick and easy layout was copied from 6C in the Reflections How To Book.  Reflections is my go to reference whenever my creative juices aren’t flowing.  I loved the clean lines of this layout.  I used Chalk It Up papers.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

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Australasian April 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1504 Typed Note

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Welcome to the April Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Maz’s Blog , Inky Fingers 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 inspiration and creativity shared in the cards, pages and projects created by 14 of my sister consultants using Typed Noted, Stamp of the Month (S1504). Enjoy!

This Layout is inspired by page 16 of CTMH's 'Cherish' How To Book  (9038)

This Layout is inspired by page 16 of CTMH’s ‘Cherish’ How To Book (9038)

My passion is scrapbook pages and this gorgeous stamp reminded my of typing classes at school.  I don’t have photos of me at a typewriter and I couldn’t find anything I had actually typed at the time so my photos are ‘representative’ rather than actual.  This page forms part of my “Book of Me” album.  It’s a project I’ve been adding to for years.  The first volume has the basics of my birth, family, early childhood and school but the second volume is filled with random pages like this.  I like to think of them as snapshots of my past.

I love the freedom that comes with making random pages.  It doesn’t matter that the events referred to are not in chronological order.  The aim is to share insight into my experiences, my passions and the people who have influenced and shaped me.  Something I hope my children and grandchildren will read and feel connected to in some way.

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I had a lot of fun making this page and memories of typing class came flooding back.  The OCD part of me LOVED speed & accuracy tests and the drills.  I downloaded a font called Moms Typewriter to my computer.  I found it on http://www.1001freefonts.com.  Next I made up a full A4 page of typing drills like mum’s book used to teach.  I printed this on to White Daisy cardstock and used it as my accent paper on the layout.  I also typed my  journaling in this font.

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I stamped the typewriter 3 times onto White Daisy cardstock and once onto Lagoon cardstock.  Each image was fussy cut as follows:

  • Lagoon cut just outside the stamped image;
  • White Daisy 1 – cut full image
  • White Daisy 2 – cut typewriter but not paper
  • White Daisy 3 – cut top section of typewriter only

Then I layered with Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) before adding it to my layout. A few Aqua Dots (Z1853) finished the page off.

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Typed Note (S1504) is only available during April, 2015.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your CTMH Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you move on to Wendy’s Blog, Expressions of the Heart, to see what she has designed for you.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

Australasian March 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1503 Choose Happy

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the March Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from  Anne’s Blog, Mummy you made this?, 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 love shared in the cards, pages and projects created by my sister consultants using Choose Happy, Stamp of the Month (S1503). Enjoy!

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This layout is copied from page 123 of the Reflections How To Book.  I used a long stamp to create the border for the photo and a combination of a doodle line and the ‘choose happy’ sentiment for the top block.  The flowers were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

march sotm 1Choose Happy (S1503) is only available during March, 2015.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $5 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your CTMH Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment before you move on to Meryl’s Blog, Mez’s Craft Room, to see what she has designed for you.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

Hopscotch Happy Birthday

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This fun layout came from page 36 of the Reflections How To Book.  I love that the layouts in this book have very simple designs you can dress up.

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The Outdoor Denim strips have been scored using the Scoreboard and then sanded to expose a little of the white core.  This adds great texture.  The Hopscotch papers were perfect for my photos and the little concentric circles stamp from the WOTG kit added a nice accent to my Colonial White circles behind the title. How pretty does the NEW Blue Shimmer Trim look – I toned it down with a few strands of twine over it… bit less girlie that way.

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The book described how to turn plain cardstock circles into shiny buttons!  Simply add some holes with the piecing tool, separate some Thick Twine into strands for the thread and then add Liquid Glass.  So simple and so effective.

A Special Offer from me to you to celebrate earning an all expenses paid holiday in Hawaii for my husband and I, courtesy of Close To My Heart.

As a way of thanking my loyal customers for supporting my business as I worked towards achieving this trip, I am offering the following bonus:

  • Place an online order of $50 or more this month and I will refund you $5 to offset postage.
  • If your order exceeds $100, your refund will be $9.50!

Click here to start shopping.

This offer is valid for all my customers ordering through my website www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au between February 1 and February 28, 2015. To claim your reward, forward your order confirmation email to shaunnarichards@bigpond.com and include your bank details.  Refunds will be transferred by EFT on Mar 2, 2015

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna