Yesterday & Today Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you arrived from  Lauren’s Blog, CTMH Craftings, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. 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 several different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Yesterday & Today collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Close To My Heart’s Yesterday & Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2020

Yesterday & Today – more than a heritage collection

This whole collection is in shades of brown and grey.  That can be a challenge for bright loving scrapbookers like me.  I have to confess, I wasn’t a fan when I first saw the preview images but I have now created many layouts I adore using this collection.

The neutral shades make the perfect backdrop for outdoor pursuits and photos of nature.  Today’s layout features the vibrant reds and greens of King Parrots.  If bright papers were also used on the layout it would be an assault on the senses.  Accenting with shades of brown allows the photos to shine.

Close To My Heart’s Yesterday & Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2020

Keep the page design simple

You really can’t go past a border made up of strips of varying widths.  It’s a simple way to ensure you have a lot of real estate on your pages for photos.  This layout holds 14 photos without a flip flap in sight!

Working on page bases of toffee cardstock helps blend the printed papers with the backgrounds of the photos, adding warmth and texture to it.

Close To My Heart’s Yesterday & Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2020

Highlight your layout with stamped & die cut images. 

The new Blossoming Friendship stamp/ Thin Cut set is a dream come true for me.  I love our Australian bush landscape and having 2 different eucalypt leaves featured along with closed and open gum nuts offers me endless opportunities to accent photos we take in our own country.

Create simple clusters by stamping on coloured cardstock.  The gum nuts are coloured with Tri-Blend markers and the leaves with Julep Shimmer Brush.

Close To My Heart’s Yesterday & Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2020

Use what you’ve learned in the Story by Stacy Kits

This layout is a classic example of a Short Story.  It includes lots of images on one subject with a story that summarises the event and adds a reflection of the experience.  I really feel I am a far superior storyteller for having completed Close To My Heart’s Story by Stacy course.

Don’t be afraid to ask a friend for feedback on your design

Close To My Heart’s Yesterday & Today collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2020

Our Sandy is never far away when I’m sitting quietly scrapbooking.  As I was completing this layout he popped up to check things out.  I think it was a thumbs up as he lay there purring for some time.  Writing my story was a challenge ‘cos he didn’t move and I didn’t have the heart to disturb him!

Order your supplies this month

The Yesterday &  Today collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used on my layout appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

I’d love you to like this post or leave a comment for me before you go. (It helps my work get seen by more people) Then click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’s blog, Creative Inspirations, to see the projects she has designed for you. I love the way Doris creates.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this project

X7254B Yesterday & Today Paper Pack

X7254C Yesterday & Today Coordinating Cardstock

Z3707 Blossoming Friendship Stamp & Thin Cuts

X5950 Toffee Cardstock

X6029 Julep Cardstock

X5949 Almond Cardstock

X5960 Fern Cardstock

Z6511 Julep Exclusive Ink

Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Ink

Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Ink

Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush

Z2478 Earth Brown Tri-Blend Marker

Z2477 Tan Tri-Blend Marker

Z3326 Permanent Adhesive Tape

Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S2003- Family Legacy

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Maz’s blog, https://artymaz.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/close-to-my-heart-family-legacy-march-stamp-of-the-month-australasian-blog-hop/ 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 Family Legacy (S2003) stamp set which is March’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.

Heritage meets beach fun

How pretty are the flourishes in this stamp set? Don’t limit your view of this set to heritage layouts. Add some coloured ink and use them with current photos. Today’s layout records mornings spent at the beach.

The flourishes around the title are stamped tone on tone on Almond cardstock and then fussy cut. The flourishes stamped on the background page were made with Bluebird ink (it didn’t photograph well) using masking to overlap the images

Add texture and sparkle with embossing folders and Stickles

The new Under the Sea embossing folder is just fabulous. Lots of sea shells, fish and bubbles. Just add Stickles to a few of the elements to highlight the patterns and you have an eye catching pattern.

Order your Stamp of the Month

Family Legacy(S2003) is only available during March, 2020.  Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $80 order. Yes! That is a reduction in the qualifying amount, making it easier than ever for you to own this gorgeous stamp set.

Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this project? I’d love you to give this post a thumbs up, leave a comment or share the post with a crafty friend before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doreen’s Blog , https://scrappingandmorewithdoreen.blogspot.com/2020/03/s2003-family-legacy-ctmh-australasian.html , to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Oh My Heart Collection

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Close To My Heart’s Oh My Heart collection is available through to Feb 29, 2020 https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

The Oh My Heart collection includes a paper pack, stickers, co-ordinating cardstock and a stamp set.  You can purchase items individually or as a bundle.  There is also a downloadable instruction handout filled with inspiration for 1 layout, 1 single page and 40 cards.  Be sure to save this handout so you can replicate the patterns over and over in different paper packs.  When you switch the sentiments out or flip the papers over they transform from Valentines to any theme you desire.

I love KAWS scrapbook layout

Valentines isn’t something we celebrate in my family but I think the papers are just beautiful.  Today’s project is a 2 page layout about the KAWS exhibition we viewed in Melbourne last year.  KAWS is a street artist who expanded to all sorts of amazing art.  We loved it!

The design was inspired by a layout I completed at January’s CTMH Album Retreat.

Close To My Heart’s Oh My Heart collection is available through to Feb 29, 2020 https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

The Oh My Heart papers fit the photos because several have pops of pink in them.  The heart theme suits KAWS grey sculptures which depict a range of emotions.  I love it when the papers enhance the overall them of my photos.

Fitting many photos on a layout is easier if you print them smaller.  Most of these photos are 2” x 3”. Mounting all the photos helps them to stand out against the white background.

Close To My Heart’s Oh My Heart collection is available through to Feb 29, 2020 https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

The Celebrate Today Scrapbooking stamp set provided the grid, date banner and title flags for this layout,

Close To My Heart’s Oh My Heart collection is available through to Feb 29, 2020 https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

An extra bit of texture and colour contrast is achieved by stamping a black border using the Build a Plaid stamp set.

Order your supplies this month

The Oh My Heart collection is only available to purchase for a few more days.  Order yours on my website before February 29. A list of products used on my layout appears at the end of this post. 

I’d love you to like this post or leave a comment for me before you go.  

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this project

CC12011 Oh My Heart Paper Pack

X6047 Black Cardstock

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

D1903 Celebrate Today- Scrapbooking Stamp Set

D1886 Build-a-Plaid Stamp Set

E1039 Erin’s Hand Stamp Set

Z2805 Black Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad

Z3516 Black .03 Journalling Pen

Z3372 CTMH Adhesive Runner

Keep Your Head Up Australasian Blog Hop

Support Close To My Heart’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ fundraiser by purchasing this stamp set at https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/
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Help Close To My Heart Raise Funds for Australian Bushfire Relief

Welcome to the Keep Your Head Up blog hop. Today I have teamed up with 2 sister consultants to share creative inspiration using Close To My Heart’s fundraising stamp set. This is a circular hop. You may have arrived from Dannii’s blog, a link from my Facebook page or stumbled upon us by accident. Regardless of how you got here, you are welcome! Simply read through my post, click the link to the next consultant and continue through until you find yourself back here. Then it’s time to head to the crafting table for some stamping fun times.

Support Close To My Heart’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ fundraiser by purchasing this stamp set at https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

This stamp set is titled Keep Your Head Up (W1202).  It was designed especially to support the Red Cross (Aust) fundraising appeal to help those impacted by recent bush fires.  All proceeds from the sale of these stamps will be donated to the Australian Red Cross.

Isn’t it beautiful? The sentiments share the message we all send to those impacted by the fires. I LOVE the heart and have been experimenting with designs for my albums and cards.

Create a Birthday Celebration Layout

Today’s project is a 2 page layout that will showcase photos taken at my niece’s 21st next weekend.  She is the youngest of my nieces and the first one who’s celebration we have been able to attend – hence the title.

Support Close To My Heart’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ fundraiser by purchasing this stamp set at https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

One of the best things about being a crafter is constantly learning and trying new techniques.  This is the first time I’ve ever sewn on my pages.  It was way easier than I thought and lots of fun!  If you are a sewer, have a go.  It’s a great way to add texture to your page without adding bulk.  Be sure to pull the threads through to the back and hold in place with a piece of washi tape.

Mix Ins Paper packets offer a range of background papers. The Juniper Shimmer Brush ‘scribbles’ add an accent to the stitch line.

Support Close To My Heart’s  ‘Keep Your Head Up’ fundraiser by purchasing this stamp set at https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

Hearts were stamped repeatedly to create the border panels.  Set them aside to dry completely before watercolouring.  This is a very detailed stamp so colouring with the paints would be quite tricky.  Adding a wash over the whole design is fast and easy.  Use watercolour paper for best results and wet the image with clean water before adding the colour.

You can go over the hearts with your journalling pen if you want the shape to stand out a bit more. A flower stamped in Sangria ink, fussy cut and popped up on Thin Foam finishes each heart nicely

Support Close To My Heart’s  ‘Keep Your Head Up’ fundraiser by purchasing this stamp set at https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

Pops of black add strong contrast to this pastel layout.  The complements are from the Every Little Thing collection.  Painting with a shimmer brush gives the flowers a lift.  A narrow strip of shimmer trim frames the borders and unifies the design. Do you love the frilly circle die-cut? It’s the spinner part of Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts set.

Support Close To My Heart’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ fundraiser by purchasing this stamp set at https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/

Order your stamp set today

This is a B-size stamp set that would normally be priced at $20, but Close To My Heart have decided to make it available for just $10. When you purchase the set all proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Red Cross, with the donations designated to the relief efforts for the Australia bushfires.

In order to maximise the donation amount, this set will be non-commissionable, meaning it does not count to Hostess Rewards and SOTM totals. This way all proceeds—including the amount that would normally go toward paying commissions—will be donated.

If you would like to support this fundraiser, simply place an order with your Close To My Heart consultant  

Let’s keep the stamp department flat out making these beautiful sets for us!

Time to Hop

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. A cheeky like, a comment or subscription shows me you enjoyed what I shared. Next stop on the hop is Doris Taylor’s Creative Inspirations . Enjoy!

Happy Scrapping,

Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used on this layout

W1202 Keep Your Head Up Stamp set

X9011 Mix Ins Paper Packet

Z3626 Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts

Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Stamp Pad

Z6516 Sangria Exclusive Stamp Pad

Z6511 Julep Exclusive Stamp Pad

Z3225 Waterbrush – Medium Round

Z3132 Watercolour Paints

Z4243 Watercolour Paper Pad

Z3517 Black O.5 Journalling Pen

Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush

Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush

Z3341 Thin Foam Dots

Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim

Engagement Party Photo Prop Frame

Create a personalised photo prop frame using stamps and Cricut cuts from the Close To My Heart range. Visit https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ to see the range of themed stamps and cartridges available to purchase
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Love is in the air

Mike and I had the great joy of hosting an engagement party for our daughter and her fiancé recently.  Many of their close friends, family members and some of Kathryn’s scrapbook aunties joined us.  I had a lot of fun creating this frame for photo opportunities.

It’s not difficult to make a decorative frame but it does take some time.  Start early so you can enjoy the process and play around with placement of elements before you commit to gluing them down. The proposal happened at the beach so seashell stamps were an obvious choice and a couple of nice big Cricut cut diamonds were essential.  Twine and some leftover packaging added texture.

Create a personalised photo prop frame using stamps and Cricut cuts from the Close To My Heart range. Visit https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ to see the range of themed stamps and cartridges available to purchase

Find a sturdy frame

This one came from an Op Shop.  It had a very dated picture in it and was only a few dollars.  It was easy to pop the picture out and use pliers to bend the metal thingies that held it in so no fingers would be harmed during the photographs.

Begin making LOTS of small elements

Create a personalised photo prop frame using stamps and Cricut cuts from the Close To My Heart range. Visit https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ to see the range of themed stamps and cartridges available to purchase

You will be amazed how many small pieces you will use to achieve a balanced look to your frame. The seashells on this one come from two stamp sets.  The smaller shells are from a retired set called Swirly Shells and the largest shells are a stamp and thin cut set called Beach Treasures, available for 30% off as part of this month’s Stamptacular sale.  Stamp the shells onto the light side of almond cardstock and heat emboss using Copper Tinsel, Gold Tinsel or Clear powder.

Then pull up some images of real shells on your phone or laptop and use them as a guide to add colour and patterns to the largest shells using watercolour paints.  I was fortunate to have an artist visiting who took over this part for me 😊

Create focal elements

The large and medium size diamonds were cut from white glitter paper using Close To My Heart’s Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  The largest seashells were a free download from Cricut and were cut in julep glitter paper.  Cut two layers for the base of each Cricut shape to strengthen them.  In this frame, the gorgeous Holographic paper shows through the pattern of the shell overlays and a solid cardstock forms the bottom layer. See how the play of light changes the colour of the holographic papers?

‘Love’ was cut 4 times from cardstock and layered to make it really robust.  It isn’t attached to anything firm so needs to be able to stand up to some handling. 

Create a personalised photo prop frame using stamps and Cricut cuts from the Close To My Heart range. Visit https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ to see the range of themed stamps and cartridges available to purchase

Layer all your elements

This part does take some time.  You will find you move pieces around quite a bit until your design is balanced and pleasing to your eye.  Work in opposite corners with the lower cluster taking more space than the top one.

You need an anchor to build your design on.  I had some brown paper packaging that came wrapped around bottles.  I’ve had it in the craft cupboard for 2 years not knowing how I would use it.  This was the perfect project for it!  Attach your largest elements to this base.  I used liquid glass because it gives a strong bond and filled the gaps in the brown paper.

Create a personalised photo prop frame using stamps and Cricut cuts from the Close To My Heart range. Visit https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ to see the range of themed stamps and cartridges available to purchase

The trickiest part was attaching this base cluster to the frame.  My final solution was to cut 1” strips of cardstock.  Liquid glass one end to the back of the brown paper, coat the strip with more liquid glass and wrap it around the frame.  You are working from the back so it doesn’t have to be neat.  Once all the decorative elements are in place you can come back and cover the ‘workings’ with a sheet of cardstock cut to fit.

The final stages are attaching the smaller elements and adding some texture to the clusters.  A mixture of glue dots and liquid glass holds everything in place.  Shells are overlapped and tucked behind other elements.  The twine is caught in a couple of places so it can loop and provide dimensionality.  Some chunky bling added contrasting colour.

Choose your theme and start creating

What theme could you use for a photo prop frame?  Have a look through your supplies and re-discover hidden treasures in your craft cupboard. 

A list of supplies used in this project appears below.  Order yours on my website.  All Stamp Sets and Stamp/Thin Cut bundles are discounted by up to 50% during February 2020.  Look for the Stampaganza link.

Happy scrapping,

Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this project

Z3611 Cricut Artistry Digital Collection

Z3367 White Glitter Paper

Z3506 Julep Glitter Paper

Z3635 Dreamy Holographic Paper

Z3636 Oasis Holographic Paper

X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock

X6030 Peacock Cardstock

X5949 Almond Cardstock (Light side)

Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad

Z4250 Tinsel Embossing Powder

Z4248 Silver Embossing Powder

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder

Z3132 Watercolour paints

Z3225 Medium Water brush

Z679 Liquid Glass

1772 3/8” Ultra Thin Glue Dots

Holographic Papers – they are magical!

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This post comes with a warning: Holographic papers are completely addictive! Once you start using them in your paper craft projects you will begin thinking of an endless array of applications.

What is Holographic Paper?

Holographic paper has been coated with a metallic-like finish that reflects light, creating a range of colours depending on the angle it is held to the light. Once added to a card or scrapbook page, the colours will vary as the project is handled and as it is viewed in different light conditions.

How do you use Holographic Paper?

This paper is perfect for any cards or layouts that need a little pizzazz.

  • Use large pieces to back a card design or scrapbook border
  • Mount special photos
  • Add narrow strips in place of shimmer trim, ribbon or twine
  • Cut it with Thin Cuts
  • Emboss it with textured folders
  • Stamp on it
  • Heat emboss on it
  • Add Stickles to it
  • Colour with alcohol markers

Stamping on Holographic Paper

Today I’m sharing some tips to stamp on Holographic paper.  The mermaid’s tails were made this way. Aren’t they adorable?  They will find a home on a layout I’m creating featuring photos of mermaids on stand up paddle boards – of course mermaids can’t stand so they were passengers on the boards.

The shiny surface of this paper will not accept dye-based inks.  They will just sit on the surface and smudge or wipe off.  The best ink for the job with Holographic papers is StazOn. This ink is specially formulated to work on any shiny surface.

Close To My Heart offer StazOn in Brown and Black.  Simply ink your stamp as you would normally and stamp on the paper gently.  Don’t add too much pressure to the block as it may slip and cause a blurred image.  I suggest stamping first, setting it aside to dry completely while you make the rest of the project.

StazOn Ink is ideal for stamping on any non-poraous surface like Holographic papers, glass, metal and plastic. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

It’s important to note that you require StazOn cleaning fluid to remove excess ink from your stamps.  Simply follow the instructions on the bottle.  Use an old cleaning cloth to wipe off the excess cleaner as it can leach colour from your stamp shammy.

SatzOn Cleaner is perfect for cleaning your stamps after using StazOn ink. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Choose from two colours

Endless posibilities await with Holographic papers from Close To My Heart. order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Close To My Heart currently offers Dreamy and Oasis Holographic papers.  You will find 3 sheets of 12” x 12” paper in each pack, offering you many opportunities to create some irridescent magic on your cards and layouts.  Check all the details on my website.

Happy Scrapping

Shaunna

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S1909 Random Act of Cardness CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019
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Hop along to enjoy creative ideas using the latest Close To My Heart products. www.passionateaboutpages.com

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Danni’s blog, Scrappy Chicks, 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 Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) stamp set which is September’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

Beautiful Sentiments

Don’t you just love the mixture of fonts and the fun way these sentiments are arranged?  They will look awesome on the inside or the outside of your cards.  As always, I challenged myself to use this cardmakers stamp set on a scrapbook layout. The friendship stamp jumped out immediately and got things rolling.

Use Random Acts of Cardness on a scrapbook Layout

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

Looking through my scraps I found this white heart I had cut for a previous project.  As often happens, I changed my mind and stored it away.  Today it is perfect for my design. 

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

To create the background stamping, begin with the open circle from Colourful Textures (D1784) using Wisteria Ink (it’s NEW).  Don’t stress about making a perfect pattern, just fill the background shape.  The sweet flower inside the circles, stamped with Saffron ink, and the little heart between them, stamped with Wisteria ink, both come from the Stamp of the month. The dots outlining the heart are made by repeatedly stamping the … in Glacier Ink.

Once you are finished stamping, use a sponge and Lilac ink to colour all over the heart.  Make the shading darker toward the bottom.  Sponging the journal box in the same manner ties the left and right pages together.

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

This layout will include photos of a very dear friend I am catching up with soon (that’s why the photo wells are empty!)  I knew the friendship quote needed to feature on the layout … then it became the title.  The Mix In paper pack in our newest catalogue is just lovely.  All the printed papers on this layout are part of the pack.

Add a couple of vellum butterflies from the Every Little Things Vellum Di-cuts. Colour them with TriBlend Markers to co-ordinate with your papers.

The little black dots were created using Stickles Glitter Gel.  Add these last, just before leaving the craft room, so they can dry without you accidentally smudging them.

Order your Stamp of the Month

Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) is only available during September, 2019.  Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $88 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 Doris’s Blog , Creative Inspirations, to see the lovely projects 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 don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1909 Random Acts of Cardness Stamp Set

D1784 Colourful Texture Stamp Set

Z4309 Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cut Dies

Z3521 Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts

X6004 Glacier Cardstock

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X6021 Sapphire Cardstock

X9007 Mix In Paper Pack

Z3561 Black Diamond Stickles Glitter Gel

Z6514 Wisteria Ink

Z2851 Saffron Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Ink

Z6506 Lilac Ink

Z2484 Citrus TriBlend Marker

Z2494 Hydrangea TriBlend Marker

Craft On Australasian Blog Hop

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
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Hop along to enjoy creative ideas using the latest Close To My Heart products. www.passionateaboutpages.com

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

If you arrived from  Scrappy Chick’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 Craft On collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

So Much Crafty Goodness in the Craft On Collection

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

The Craft On collection is available until the end of August 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.  Why not take advantage of the Buy One, Get One discounted by 35% promotion for Workshop kit this month.  Ask your Close To My Heart Consultant for details.

As the name suggests, this collection is perfect for photos of your creative projects, retreats and your crafting space.  BUT, it is so much more than that!  The vibrant colours work with so many other photo themes. 

Craft On Workshop Your Way Card Kit

I give more birthday cards than any other sentiment.  The So Many Candles Cardmaking Workshop Your Way Kit is perfect!  12 birthday cards whipped up in a couple of hours.  The kit comes with full instructions and the stamp set is exclusive to this kit.

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Several variations are possible from the same cut pieces.  Add in some scraps of co-ordinating cardstock and the cards are immediately transformed.  Each of these cards is different.  Half of them girly, half suited to guys too.  That’s the best thing about card kits – you can start with the basic design and then personalise it to your needs or make multiples of the same design.  The choice is yours.

Add some fun to your envelopes too! Cut 1/2″ strips from left over paper and stamp one of the images. The recipient will be excited before they even open your card!

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Order your supplies this month

The Craft On collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant until the end of this month when it retires. A list of products used on my cards appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Megan’s blog, Crop, Craft, Create to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will love it ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

G1182 So Many Candles Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kit (Retiring Aug 31, 2019)

X6021 Sapphire Cardstock

X6018 Raspberry Cardstock

X6001  Emerald Cardstock

X2806 Emerald Exclusive Ink (Retiring Aug 31, 2019)

X2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

X2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z2863 White Daisy Pigment Ink

Z1151 Foam Tape

S1908 From Me To You – CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Tell your story using From Say Cheese (B1674) Hostess Reward Stamp from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Join one of my reward clubs to earn this gift.
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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Crop Craft Create, 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 From Me to You (S1908) stamp set which is August’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

Fun Fonts

Don’t you just love the fonts and the fun way these sentiments are arranged?  They will look awesome on the inside or the outside of your cards.  I always like to make every Stamp of the Month work on a scrapbook layout and this set was way easier than I had anticipated.

Use From Me to You on a scrapbook Layout

This layout was part of an album kit I received as a reward for qualifying for the most recent CTMH Incentive trip to Buenos Aries.  I love the vibrant colours and decided it would actually be perfect for some photos from the previous incentive trip I earned to Tahiti in 2018.

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

The original design only had a couple of canary yellow circles.  Adding a few more highlighted some favourite photos of this snorkelling experience.  All these sentiments are from this Stamp of the Month and are ideal to use in photo albums.

The designer squiggles at the top and bottom of the journal box plus the repeated stamping on the edge of the Mint cardstock on the RH page are made from stamps in this set too – such versatility!

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

How do I display extra photos on a layout?

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019
Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

As usual, there were way more photos than the layout could take.  Thank heavens for Pocket Plus protectors – 7 extra snaps of gorgeous reef fish displayed in a jiffy.  The one spare slot was filled with a self made PML card.  Simply cut a 3” x 4” piece of cardstock.  Background stamp and then add the stitched circle thin cut with sentiment.  Stamps on this element came from one of Close To My Heart’s Hostess Rewards stamps, Say Cheese.  Ask your consultant how you can get this set for free.

Tell your story using From Say Cheese (B1674) Hostess Reward Stamp from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Join one of my reward clubs to earn this gift.

Order your Stamp of the Month

From Me to You (S1908) is only available during August, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 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 Danielle’s Blog , Scrappy Chicks, to see the lovely 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 don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1908 From Me to You Stamp Set

B1674 Say Cheese Hostess Reward Stamp Set

D3245 Design 4 Pocket Plus Protectors

Z4181 Stitched Circle Thin Cut Dies

Z4187 Stitched Ovals Thin Cut Dies

X6007 Lagoon Cardstock

X5986 Mint Cardstock

X6028 Black Cardstock

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X7245B Craft On Paper Pack

Z2805 Black Ink

Z4059 Loose Sequins – Crafty

Z1979 LePen Journalling Pen

S1903 This Happened CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreen’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 This Happened (S1903) stamp set which is March’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

This stamp set will make every scrapbookers heart happy!  So many cool phrases and images in this set will help make your journaling pop on the page.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

First up, let’s look at how you can integrate the journaling into an existing layout design.  This layout began with one of the 8” x 6” pages shown in the I Heart Us Deluxe Workshops Your Way kit.  Adding the page and photos to a 12 x 12 base is easy.

The small squares were originally meant for photos but adding stamped journal lines inside the squares, turn them into an interesting place to tell your story.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

The gorgeous little starburst stamp buddies nicely with the sequins to complete the title and embellishment clusters on the layout.  Adding the date to a layout is super helpful when you are ready to file it into an album.

The following photos show 5 ways you can use this stamp set to make your own PML journaling cards – either 6” x 4” or 3” x 4”.  The papers used are from So Much Happy, which is March’s featured collection with Close To My Heart.

Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019
Tell your story using S1903 This Happened- March 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during March 2019

Stamp this image in several colours.  Fussy cut text and arrows to swap out segments or colour in the arrows with Mint Shimmer Brush.

Making your own journal boxes is a great way to use up small off cuts once you have made the layouts from a scrapbooking kit.

This Happened  (S1903) is only available during March, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Can you see yourself using some of these ideas? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to
Doris’s Blog ,  to see the lovely 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 don’t have a consultant, the link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1903 This Happened Stamp Set

Z4508 I Heart Us Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop

Z7241B So Much Happy Paper Pack

Z4225  Mint Shimmer Brush

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Ink

Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z6503 Mint Exclusive Ink

Z65081 Ballerina Exclusive Ink

Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Z1979 Le Pen Journaling Pen