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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S1702 Easter Bunny CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doris’ 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 Easter Bunny  (S1702) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month.

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Aren’t they the cutest little bunnies?  You can colour the bunnies or paper piece their clothes for a bit of fun.   My favourite sentiment on this set is “ There’s nobunny like you”.  How lovely would it be on a page about one of your family members or friends?

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Today’s layout design is one of my Go To Basics that I use when I only have landscape photos.  Strips top and bottom vary from 1/2″ to 1″ and usually come from my off-cuts stash.  I didn’t have enough photos for 2 pages of either event and decided to combine them.  The Cut Apart journal boxes and PML cards from Some Kinda Wonderful (X7217B) create a division to help the reader identify the photos as separate experiences.

It is lots of fun to make your bunny’s outfits match your photos.  The edges of the journal box were inked by running the edge of the paper across the top of the Willow ink pad. The little stamped flower border comes in the set too.  Just repeat it across the 2 pages and colour as desired.

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Easter Bunny (S1702) is only available during February, 2017.  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.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

  • 1385 Daisy White Cardstock
  • S1702 Easter Bunny Stamp Set
  • Shin Han Markers – various
  • Z899 Memento Black Ink
  • Z28017 Willow Ink
  • Z1836 Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors
  • Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper
  • X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack
  • Z3022 EZ Dots Tape Runner

 

S1612 Thoughtful Flowers SOTM Blog Hop

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Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Georgia’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 Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) stamp set which is December’s Stamp of the Month.

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This is a beautiful set of diverse blooms, ideal for those of you who enjoy colouring.  My favourite sentiment on this set is “You’re a whole lot of wonderful“.  I have so many awesome women in my life who deserve a card with that phrase on it.  I also love the little Forget-me-nots to the left of ‘Thank You’.  Did you know they are the symbol for Alzheimer’s suffers?

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Today’s layout keeps the flowers as outline drawings.  The photos of my friend Tanya’s gorgeous shop, Cotton Rose, were so vibrant I didn’t want the stamps competing with them.

A subtle hint of colour around and on the stamps was achieved as follows:

  • Cut 2″ circles from White Daisy cardstock and add sponging around the edges using a dauber and Lemon Ink.  Working on the All Purpose Mat makes clean up easy.
  • Stamp flowers using Memento Black ink.
  • Using dauber again, add a ‘smudge’ of colour to flower centres.
  • Bitty Sparkles also add some dimension.
  • Sprinkle a few Green Triangles between the circles to give a hint of foliage.

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) is only available during December, 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 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 Lauren’s Blog , Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

S1612 Thoughtful Flowers Stamp Set

Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals Papers

X5785 Lemon Cardstock

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

1386 Black Cardstock

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z3123 Green Triangles

Z899 Black Memento Ink Pad

Z726 Sponge Daubers

Z2045 All-Purpose mat

 

Australasian December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – Candlelight Garden S1512

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Blog BadgeWelcome to the December Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Leah’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 Candlelight Garden (S1512) stamp set which is December’s Stamp of the Month.

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This stamp set lends itself to watercolours perfectly and what better paper to blend with it than Kaleidoscope.  My layout today celebrates the relationship between my mother and my daughter.  It’s a very special bond they share.

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This design is from Magic (9040), one of my favourite How To Books when  a special layout is required. You will find it on page 110.

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The little heart on the stamp set is gorgeous.  Colour each one with watercolour pencils (3505) and cut them out.  The lagoon paper was dry embossed using the Stripe Embossing Folder (Z1960)

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I wanted to create a space for Kathryn to journal her own thoughts about Nanny so created these 3 pockets on the page.  The Gypsy print paper is mounted on Thin 3D Foam Tape (Z2060) so the journal tag can slide into it.

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Mount the bunch of flowers on Thick 3D Foam Tape (Z1151) so it sits over the pocket.

Candlelight Garden (S1512) is only available during December, 2015.  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 Vandra’s Blog , Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom, to see what she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna