Sangria – The back story to a photo

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As always with old photos, there is a back story not immediately obvious on first viewing of the photo.  When I found the photo on the left hand page I just thought it was a happy family snap of mum’s relatives and then I realised the significance of it.  This was the last photo taken before mum embarked on a full day’s journey to join dad in New Guinea.  She must have been filled with mixed emotions leaving Melbourne for the first time to go to some wild place!

She really was the adventurous one in her family and often lived the addage, “Face your fear and do it anyway”.

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This layout was made using the Sangria Workshop on the Go (G1097).  The stamp set that comes in this kit is pretty gorgeous.  Almost every stamp on the sheet gets used in this layout!  Full cutting guides and instructions are included in the kit.

Here’s the card I made with the scraps.

Sept cards - Page 008The Sangria Workshop on the Go is just $44 and is valued at $63.50.  You receive full colour instructions for 2 layouts and there is enough paper in the pack to make 4-8 pages PLUS 4-8 cards from the scraps AND you get to keep the stamp set forever.  It is great value for money.

Sangria is our featured collection throughout October.  That means we will be created with it in my workshops. You can also see lots of layouts, cards and paper crafting on social media.  I’ll feature several projects here throughout the month and you can view lots of great ideas on the official Close To My Heart Blog, Facebook page and Instagram, @ctmhofficial . Search Pinterest and Instagram using ‘ctmhsangria’

Happy Scappin’

Shaunna
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Australasian Sangria Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Sangria Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Mez’s Craft Room 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 Sangria collection which is available through until the end of August 2016.

Perth has a lovely museum with a really quaint cafe.  We like to sit outdoors amongst all the upcycled bits and bobs.

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I really enjoyed making this page.  It was fun combining the different patterns of the B&T papers with the cardstock. The background frame was made by using rectangles trimmed back to just a border.  The 12″ Trimmer (Z1783) is perfect for the job.

Sangria Blog Hop Background PaperSangria Blog Hop - Page 002Next up were the flags.  I wanted to add texture to the cardstock by embossing the strips but the OCD in me needed the patterns to match perfectly from one strip to the next.  Washi tape to the rescue!  Once they were taped together I could feed them through the embossing folder easily.

Sangria Blog Hop - Page 005I actually took these photos with the Treats of Friendship (C1616) stamp set in mind – I know – I’ve got it bad 🙂  I love the example of the teacup coloured with watercolour paints shown on p45 of the Annual Inspirations catalogue and wanted to replicate it.

Sangria Blog Hop - Page 004Working on an All Purpose Mat (Z2075) kept my table clean.  It also meant I could dab my brush on the mat if I had too much paint on it and then go back to pick up more when I was adding shading. I found the watercolours really easy to use.

Sangria Blog Hop - Page 003Once I was placing the teacups on the page I realised the tea bags had to go because my photo was a pot of real tea.  A quick snip made it painless.

Sangria papers, assortment and compliments can be  ordered from your CTMH Consultant . It’s our featured collection all month so keep your eye out for more inspiration throughout October.

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 Kara’s Blog , Creating with Kara Davies , to see what she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Sangria – Perfect for Black & White photos

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I’ve been working with more of Mum & Dad’s old photos recently.  I can’t believe how gorgeous they look with the Sangria papers.

Sangria CollectionThis is my take one of the layouts I taught at yesterday’s Scrap Happy Class. It’s a great layout for old photos because I didn’t have to crop them – the background tells us so much about where we lived at the time. The layout also provides LOTS of room for journalling.

These photos were taken in Wau, New Guinea.  I have not had an opportunity to visit again since leaving as a 7 yr old and so my kids haven’t seen where I began life.  These photos help tell that story.

Sangria Complements(X7199C) have lots of family oriented titles which suited my theme perfectly.

View the Sangria collection here.  If you live in Perth, why don’t you come play at our Paper Picnic on October 24 – I’ll have lots more cool pages to show you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Sangria – Workshop on the Go

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Sangria is our featured collection throughout October.  That means you can see lots of layouts, cards and paper crafting on social media.  I’ll feature several projects here throughout the month and you can also view lots of great ideas on the official Close To My Heart Blog, Facebook page and Instagram, @ctmhofficial . Search Pinterest and Instagram using ‘ctmhsangria’

Today’s page layout was made using the Sangria Workshop on the Go (G1097).  It’s clean and classic and was quick to put together.

Sangria Workshop On the Go Layout #2

Sangria Workshop On the Go Layout #2

Here’s the card I made with the scraps.

Cards made from scrap layouts - so easy!

Cards made from scrap layouts – so easy!

The Sangria Workshop on the Go is just $44 and is valued at $63.50.  You receive full colour instructions for 2 layouts and there is enough paper in the pack to make 4-8 pages PLUS 4-8 cards from the scraps AND you get to keep the stamp set forever.  It is great value for money.

Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet (X7199B)
1 – My Acrylix® Sangria Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (3 Colonial White, 1 Cocoa)
1 – Sangria Assortment (Z3084)
1 – Poppy Thick Twine (Z3094)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Champagne, Cocoa, Eggplant, Pomegranate

Happy Scappin’

Shaunna