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.

Perr-fect Halloween

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.

SOTM 0816 page

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’


Brushed Overlay Page


I love my Cricut machine!  I’m not sure how I scrapbooked without it.  Today’s layout features an overlay cut from the Artbooking cartridge.  You’ll find it on page 64 of the Artbooking booklet.

Overlay page

I had a lot of fun filling the holes with papers from the Brushed paper Pack.  The stamped title uses 3 different stamp fonts and 3 ink colours.  Ink entire title in lightest colour then daub the medium and darkest colour around edges.

This layout is displayed in CTMH’s Designed Décor Shadow Box in my workshop room.  The Shadow boxes come in Black (Z2015) and Colonial White (Z2016).  I love the fact the frame is on a hinge so I just lift it up to swap out my display page and a 12″x12″ page fits perfectly inside.  They make great Christmas gifts!

This is one of 3 techniques I’m teaching at next Wednesday’s scrapbooking workshops.  I’d love to share my tips to make the job quick and easy.  Why don’t you join me?

Nov 26 WS

Click here to register using the reference number for your chosen session.

Keep smiling,