Australasian Kaleidoscope Blog Hop


Blog BadgeWelcome to the Australasian Kaleidoscope Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Wendy’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 Kaleidoscope Collection from Close To My Heart

Kaleidoscope Sampler

My layout today is all about Father’s Day!  I love the versatility of this paper pack and teaming it with Pacifica cardstock has given a more masculine feel to the page.

CTMH Kaleidoscope Collection

The inspriatation for this layout came from page 69 of My Reflections How To Book.  Of course I modified a few things to make it my own.  The small rectangles were what drew my eye – a great way to use up scraps left in the Kaleidoscope paper pack after the first 6 pages I’d made and then I realized it went with the theme as pizzas have all sorts of different colours and textures on them!

CTMH Kaleidoscope collection

This sticker from the Kaleidoscope Complements sums up my husband.  He is very special to us all.


The little word stickers in the Complements pack were a fun way to make the journalling a bit more interesting to look at.  The lines on the B&T paper made writing a breeze too.

Kaleidoscope WOTG, papers, assortment and complements are just perfect for your summer fun photos.  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 Lauren’s Blog , CTMH Craftings, to see what she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’


PS  The title can be found on page 75 of the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Make It From Your Heart


I attended Close To My Heart’s annual convention last weekend.  It was such a happy and information packed weekend.  I’ll share highlights over the coming weeks but today I wanted to show you the prize winning layout made!

All consultants attending the event were invited to enter this page layout contest.  Our brief was to use products from our current range and include the phrase “Make it from your heart” in the title.

With Spring well and truly sprung my gorgeous hubby has been busy in the garden and that got me to thinking.  I love pulling in to our driveway.  The garden Mike has created is just beautiful – so welcoming and an oasis in our dry climate.  I am so appreciative that he creates beauty in this way.  He loves gardening.  It is a work of heart for him.


The actual layout is pretty simple.  Just a 6″ strip of Kaleidoscope paper (X7202B) across the middle of the page, stitched borders either side with Whisper Twine (Z3095) and the stitch ruler (Z1852) and photos on cardstock mounts.  The fun part comes when you add the hearts!

I began by cutting a full sheet of 1.5″ hearts from White Daisy Cardstock.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge (Z3171) with my Cricut.

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I arranged about half the cut hearts in the Confetti Embossing Folder (Z3118) and put it through my Cuttlebug.  Before embossing the other half of the hearts, I ran the Pixie inkpad (Z2644) over the inside of the embossing folder (the piece with CTMH logo on the front).  When I opened the folder the ink had transferred to the flat parts of the design and left the dots white.

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Lastly, I arranged the hearts as shown in the layout, keeping the pink ones centred on the layout and following the design of the confetti folder with densely spaced dots lower on the page.

My title was stamped with two alphabets – Jennifer’s Hand (B1484) and Inked Alphabet (E1033).

There were around 50 entries in the competition and I was chosen as one of 10 people to win a $100 product bundle!  I was pretty excited I can tell you.

Convention 2015 Awards Gala

Look at all the goodies I won!

If you would like to order any of the products featured on this layout just hop on over to my website , comment below or contact me directly.

Happy Scrappin’