S1806 A Bushel & a Peck CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to June’s Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Megan’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 A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) stamp set which is June’s Stamp of the Month.

Close To My Heart's June Stamp of the Month, A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) can be purchased at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au during June 2018

The name of this stamp set brings back gorgeous memories of my parents teaching the song from Guys & Dolls to my kids. You can listen to Doris Day singing it here.

I will make a page to tell that story but couldn’t lay my hands on appropriate photos today.
I had a good look at the images on the stamps and went through the photos I needed to scrapbook and voila! The wind-swept leaves seemed to look like peacock feathers and I decided to make it work.

Close To My Heart's June Stamp of the Month, A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) can be purchased at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au during June 2018
After playing on some scrap paper I came up with a stamp design I liked and was thrilled to discover the Central Park papers have this gorgeous sunburst print which complemented my design perfectly.

Close To My Heart's June Stamp of the Month, A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) can be purchased at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au during June 2018
The layout is based on Pattern 4 from Make It From the Heart Vol 3. I needed to fit 22 photos and a long story on it, so had to call on my trusty Flip Flaps and Pocket Plus Protectors once again. You may spot one paper from the retired Prickly Pear collection. The colours in this pack are very similar to Central Park so I blended the two.

Close To My Heart's June Stamp of the Month, A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) can be purchased at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au during June 2018

I stamped the ‘peacock feathers’ design onto white cardstock before cutting the title letters. The ‘as a’ sign is made using the ‘apple cider’ stamp in the set. It is highly unlikely I’ll ever need this phrase but that sign is absolutely gorgeous, so I used my Micro Tip scissors to cut the words out of the stamp. I’ve kept the words if I ever do need them but I’m happier now the sign can have anything written on it.

Close To My Heart's June Stamp of the Month, A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) can be purchased at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au during June 2018

I love that every person who earned a fascinator is present on this one layout and that there was space to include the giggly photos too.

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A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) is only available during June, 2018. 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 Georgia’s Blog , Georgia Creates , to see the gorgeous 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.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Products used in this project
S1806 A Bushel & a Peck
X7231B Central Park Paper Pack
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z2848 Sapphire Ink
Z2806 Emerald Ink
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
Z2452 Golden Yellow Shin Han Marker
Z3245 Pocket Plus Protector – Design D
Z3231 4” x 6” Flip Flaps
Z534 Micro Tip Scissors

 

 

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Cats and Bats/Falling For You CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Cats & Bats/ Falling For You Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia.
If you arrived from  Doris’ Blog  you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share some love in the comments. 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 lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Cats & Bats and Falling For You collections!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

The Cats & Bats and Falling For You collections are available until the end of December 2017.  Buy them as  full kits or purchase individual items.

Today I am sharing a layout from each of the featured collections.  It is the same layout – copied form p20, Pattern 8 of Make It From Your Heart Vol 3. First up is the one using Cats & Bats.  These photos were taken in a very English garden in Halifax, Canada.  The willow print paper was perfect for the background. I’m sorry it doesn’t show up well in this photo.

Scrapbook layout created using CTMH Cats & Bats papers and co-ordinating stamps & dies. View the full collection at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

That pretty border is made using the Scallop Border Thin Cuts (Z3348) – I love the way it softens the page.  The very cute row of blooms is made using the new Falling For You Scrapbook Stamps and co-ordinating Thin Cuts (Z4044).  Once you have stamped the images, pick up a little ink from the lid of the ink pad with your water brush and roughly colour the petals and leaves.  Don’t stress about perfection – the naïve style is ‘in’.

As always, there were more photos that needed to go on this layout.  Design 2 of the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors allowed for 3 extra photos and a journaling box. The 4″ x 6″ Flip Flap allowed room for an extra photo and more journaling.  I love that I can tell a really long story without compromising the beautiful design features of the layout.

CTMH Pocket Plus Protectors and Flip Flaps allowed me to use twice the photos on this one layout. Purchase yours at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Next up, I repeated the same layout using the Falling For You collection and photos taken in a maple forest in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The soft colours and delicate patterns from CTMH Falling For You collection paired with the Cardmaking Stamps and Thin Cuts made the perfect accompanianment for these forest photos. Purchase supplies at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The leaves in the stamp and thin cuts from the Falling For You Cardmaking set are just gorgeous.  The fine detail in the stamps helps them look life like.  These leaves are symmetrical so you can use the light and the dark side of the Toffee cardstock to get some subtle variation in the leaves.  Goldrush and Fern ink pair perfectly with these papers and the bronze sequins add a highlight.  The title was stamp using the Colorblock Alphabet (D1729).

 

Once again, the layout needed extra photos added – Design 2 Pocket Plus Protector to the rescue!

Design 2 Pocket Plus Protector was used to add 4 extra photos to this scrapbook layout. purchase yours at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The Cats & Bats and Falling For You collections are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post.  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Rachel’s Blog , Creative Workshops By Rachael Stribling to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Rachel’s work is always gorgeous.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects

9043 Make It From your Heart Volume 3

G1136 Cats and Bats Workshop Your Way

G1135 Falling For You Workshop Your Way

Z3348 Scallop Border Thin Cuts

Z4041 Falling For You Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Z4044 Falling For You Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Z3243 Pocket Plus Protectors

Z3231 4″x6″ Flip Flaps

D1729 Colorblock Alphabet Stamps

Z3224 Small Round Watercolour Brush

Z28.06 Emerald Exclusive Ink

Z2907 Willow Exclusive Ink

Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink

Z2809 Tangerine Exclusive Ink

Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Ink

Z2850 Fern Exclusive Ink

Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Ink

X5959 Toffee Cardstock