S1809 Just Treats CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to September’s 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 Just Treats (S1809) stamp set which is September’s Stamp of the Month.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM is available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

You are going to love this set for your Christmas crafting but I wanted to think outside the box a bit this month and used 3 textural stamps to make my title for this 4th of July layout.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM and More Magical are available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
This layout comes from the More Magical Kit available until the end of September. The paper pack may look familiar. It features the same patterns as one we had a while ago but the red and blues have been updated to our newest colours – Bluebird, Carolina and Candy Apple. I quite liked the original pack but these new colours are so much more vibrant and I am delighted with the layouts I’ve made.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM is available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The title letters were cut from White Daisy cardstock using Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. Then I stamped over them using Candy Apple ink and the striped strip stamp. The ‘th’ came from one of June’s Solo number stamps.

 
The title looked a bit lonely so I stamped the cluster of dots repeatedly using White Daisy pigment ink and then added a few pinwheels in Candy Apple to complete the design.

 
Super easy and non-christmassy. What do you think? Take a close look at the images on this set and think outside the box. Coffee cups for cappuccinos with the girls, leaves and berries for park photos, lollies for parties and lots for Christmas and Halloween.

 
Just Treats (S1809) is only available during September, 2018. Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 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 Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart, 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

 
Close To My Heart products used in this project
S1809 Just Treats
CC8181 More Magical Paper Pack
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon
Z3314 Black & White Dots
X5987 Bluebird Cardstock
Z6509 Candy Apple Ink
Z2863 White Daisy Pigment Ink
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

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Documented CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Documented Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Vandra’s 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 your response 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 Documented collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

The Documented collection is available until the end of August 2018. That’s just 2 weeks away!!! 

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Today I am sharing the Sweet Friends Documented Card Workshop Your Way Kit(G1158).   Here’s what the cards look like if you follow the printed instructions that come with the kit.  Aren’t the sentiments lovely?  Creating the ombre colour effect is super easy and fun too.

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

As you would know from past posts, I also like to take a kit and change things up a bit.  The cards in this kit are really classic designs just begging for some of the lovely stamps from my stash to adorn them.  The card design is the same as the ones above, only the stamps used have changed.  The first three variations use the Documented Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 

 

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Next up I used the beautiful Ribbon Warriors set of stamps and co-ordinating thin cuts.

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Z4184 Ribbon Warriors stamps and thin cuts availalbe until end of August, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Documented collection is 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 Kara’s blog, Creating with Kara Davies, to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will pique your interest.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects
G1158 Sweet Friends Card Making Workshop Your Way

z4184 Ribbon Warriors Stamps & Thin Cuts

Z4172 Documented Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Shin Han Markers

Memento Black Ink

S1808 For The Love of Crafting CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August’s Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Lauren’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 For the Love of Crafting (S1808) stamp set which is August’s Stamp of the Month.

S1808 For the Love of Crafting availalbe Aug, 2018 only from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

This stamp set will speak to your crafty heart for sure! Craftiness IS happiness and I think we should all celebrate this part of our life in our albums.

S1808 For the Love of Crafting stamp set is availalbe during August, 2018 only at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au. All crafters need this one in their stash.

Today’s page is the first page in my crafting chapter of my Book of Me Albums. This is an ongoing project I’ve been working on for years. I record all sorts of information about myself across all ages in these albums. I have a stack of photos of different craft projects over the years that will go on the pages following this one. I think I will just make the paper frame and stamp ‘I love crafting’ as I’ve done for this layout and mount the photos along with their stories – nice and simple.

S1808 For the Love of Crafting stamp set is available during August, 2018 only at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au. All crafters need this one in their stash.

Stamping the decorative sentiments from the stamp set in Pewter ink kept them a subtle accent on the page.

C1718 Heartfelt Thanks is a beautiful stamp perfect for titles or card fronts. Purchase yours at www.shaunnarichards.clostomyheart.com.au

I love this stamp, Heartfelt Thanks, because it is so delicate and feminine. I thought it made a great title block.

 
For the Love of Crafting (S1808) is only available during August, 2018. Full retail price is $29.70 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by a $82.50 order (GST Incl).  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 Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart , 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. If you live in Australia and do not have a consultant you can shop here.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Close To My Heart products used on this layout:

 
S1808 For the Love of Crafting Stamp Set
C1718 Heartfelt Thanks Stamp
Z3351 Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2835 Pewter Ink Pad
Z2455 Light Orange Shin Han Marker
Z2457 Marigold Shin Han Marker
Z2459 Pastel Green Shin Han Marker
Z2466 Vivid Green Shin Han Marker
Z2463 Sap Green Shin Han Marker
Z2464 Tender Pink Shin Han Marker
Z2450 Cherry Pink Shin Han Marker

Central Park CTMH Australasian Blog

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Central Park Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

 
If you arrived from Megan’s 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 your response 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 Central Park collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Central Park Workshop Kit is available until Aug 31, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The Central Park collection is available until the end of August 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

 
Today I am sharing a layout inspired by Make It From Your Heart Vol 1. I haven’t used this book for quite some time but it was worth re-visiting as there are many lovely layouts in it.

Have fun with the bright colours of the CTMH Central Park collection. Availalbe to purchase until Aug 31, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The bright colours in this collection perfectly complement beach photos. The workshop kit comes with alphabet stickers. They made a quick and easy title for the layout.

Have fun with the bright colours of the CTMH Central Park collection. Availalbe to purchase until Aug 31, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The cut apart PML cards provide interesting accents for your pages. There are 2 of each design.

Have fun with the bright colours of the CTMH Central Park collection. Availalbe to purchase until Aug 31, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

On this one, I random stamped the cute cocktail glass from the Summer Fun Paper Doll stamp, added Clear Shimmer to the liquid, coloured the lemon and added a shadow to each glass with Shin Han marker. I freehand cut the sun from the second PML and inked it with a Lemon ink pad then layered it over the first PML using Thin 3D Dots.

Have fun with the bright colours of the CTMH Central Park collection. Availalbe to purchase until Aug 31, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The Central Park collection is 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 Maz’s blog,  to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will pique your interest.

 
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

 
Products used in these projects
G1151 Central Park Workshop Your Way
Z4183 Summer Fun Paper Doll Stamp & Thin Cuts
9035 Make It From Your Heart Vol 1
Z2808 Lemon Ink Pad
Z899 Memento Black Ink
Z2452 Golden Yellow Shin Han Marker
Z2467 Warm Grey Shin Han Marker
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Z3341 Thin 3D Foam Dots

Fresh Air CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Fresh Air 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 your response 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 Fresh Air collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
The Fresh Air Workshop Kit (G1152) is a perfect fit for my photos of Alaska. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The Fresh Air collection is available until the end of August 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

The Fresh Air Workshop Kit (G1152) is a perfect fit for my photos of Alaska. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Today’s layout is inspired by Pinterest. This design lets my photos stand out. The forests in Alaska are amazing and photos can’t capture the feeling of being in one but lining all my images in a row helps make the ‘largeness’ imaginable.

The Fresh Air Workshop Kit (G1152) is a perfect fit for my photos of Alaska. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Decorating the banners under each photo was lots of fun.  PML Cut Apart sheet left overs from making up the Workshop Your Way layouts were a great source for different patterned papers, the journal boxes and the pine cone images. The Fresh Air card making stamps and thin cuts set was perfect for these photos too.  Doesn’t the Gold heat embossing look great on Nutmeg cardstock?  Be warned, you need to control your urge to keep adding bits to the banners as that will detracted from the photos.

 


I do need to finish the journaling – I can’t remember what made the mound under the tree in the last photo and hubby is on a long haul flight so I can’t ask him!!

The Fresh Air collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my layout 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 Vandra’s blog, Vandra’s Virtual Classroom, to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will pique your interest.

 
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

 
Products used in these projects
X7232B Fresh Air Paper Pack
Z4186 Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
D1733 Splash of Colour Stamp Set
A1182 Jennifer’s Hand Alphabet Stamps
Z2828 Almond Exclusive Ink
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Ink
Z2830 Nutmeg Exclusive Ink
Z891 Versamark In
Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder
X5950 Toffee Cardstock
X5952 Nutmeg Cardstock

 

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

 

 

Beautiful Friendship CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Beautiful Friendship Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented consultants from across Australia and New Zealand. If you arrived from Doreen’s  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 what you liked about them 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 Beautiful Friendship collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the craft room for some paperific fun.

Beautiful Friendship collection from Close To My Heart. Available to purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Beautiful Friendship collection is the first featured collection in our NEW Seasonal Expressions catalogue.  It is available for purchase until the end of August 2018.  It is my absolute favourite in this catalogue.

Beautiful Friendship collection from CTMH is available to purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until Aug, 2018
Today I am sharing a layout created from Pattern 21 in Make It From Your Heart, Vol 3.  It’s all about my husband’s surprise 60th birthday celebration.  Pink is his favourite colour to wear and he loves a good floral print shirt so this collection was perfect for the photos.

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I had quite a bit to tell and reverted to a tried and true technique of adding journaling behind a photo in a flip flap.  Scrapbooking for me is as much about telling a story as it is about the pretty papers.

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I love creating a focal point of embellishments tied in with my journaling on a page.  Basic Numbers Thin Cuts cut in a print and a plain began the title in the top left hand corner of the page which was then continued in the lower right hand corner.  The two elements framing the photos and drawing our eyes inward.

Beautiful Friendship collection from CTMH availalbe at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until Aug, 2018

I love working with the Workshop Your Way Kits, making the layouts and cards.  My aim when working on the cards is to use the basic design elements but change them up in some way so each card looks a little different.  This photo shows what the original designs look like.

Beautiful Friendship WYW Card - supplies and full instructions available at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until Aug 2018

And here are two of my variations which I love!  Adding a teapot window to the first card made it more playful . The second card has an embossed front created with the Rose embossing folder.  I LOVED painting the teapot and cups with my watercolour paints.

Beautiful Friendship WYW Cards - supplies and instructions available at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until end of Aug 2018

 

Are you ready to have a beautiful friendship with this gorgeous collection?  Place an order with your consultant.  If you don’t have a CTMH consultant, you can head over to my website to place an order for delivery within Australia.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Vandra’s Blog , Vandra’s Virtual Craftroom , to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

 
Products used in these projects

G1153 Beautiful Friendship Workshop Your Way

Z4180 Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Z4159 Block Numbers Thin Cuts

Z3314 Black & White Dots

Watercolour Paints

Z3188 Paintbrush Set

Z899 Memento Ink