Monday, March 6, 2017

Dreaming of Adventure

My boys and I love having adventures, so the Dreamin' Big Paper Packet immediately caught my eye from the new Seasonal Expressions.


I used 3 4x5.5 photos and created a grid type layout to showcase us in nature. The greens and oranges really help to make the grey title pop, which I cut from one of the Dreamin' Big PML cards.



I added an arrow from the matching Dreamin' Big Complements, as well as a small love heart sticker and the today tab.

The dragonfly was stamped in Juniper ink and then rolled in Sunset to create the two toned image. I love the matching thin cuts as it made cutting the dragonfly out so much easier!

I backed the grid layout onto Sunset cardstock to anchor all the pieces together, and finished off with a journal tag from a retired SOTM.

If you love having adventures, Dreamin' Big is such a perfect paper pack for documenting nature!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Dreamin' Big

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Dreamin' Big.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Annette you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

I decided to create three cards using the Dreamiin' Big thin cuts and stamp set bundle, which is on special this month for 25% off!



Here is the full trio- I love the soft Juniper paired with pops of Pomegranate and the woodgrain paper. I used leftover scraps from a previous cardmaking kit to put these together.



The first card uses the sentiment from the stamp set, which I accented with some of the Dreamin' Big Complements.



For the second card, I used the thin cuts for the butterfly and added a trail from a retired stamp set. I also used another sentiment to make this card quite generic and suitable for a variety of uses.



For the third card, I stamped the dragonfly on Juniper cardstock with Juniper ink and then cut it out using the thin cuts. The sentiment is from the Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set. I added some Durable Studs to make this card slightly more masculine.



Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Donna. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:
1. Corinna Murphy  
2.  Annette Clark 
3.  Lauren Moore 
4. Donna Digby

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

S1703 Tea-rrific CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Kara then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the Month, Tea-riffic.

I used some strips of leftover patterned paper as the basis of this card, and stamped a sentiment into the teacup and fussy cut it out. I also fussy cut the teabag and attached it to the teacup using some twine. Some finishing touches were added with the Red Enamel Hearts and the Blue Glitter Gems.



This exclusive stamp set is only available during March.It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $30.50 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Janelle Ward.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Crushing on Complements!

I am in love with the new My Boy Complements from CTMH- with two boys of my own I create a lot of masculine layouts so these are perfect for me!


My son recently celebrated his 7th birthday, and I wanted to create a fun double page spread for the birthday party photos.

I used Whisper Cardstock for my background and added some accents of patterned paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet. Then the My Boy Complements did the rest of the work for me!



The left hand side features a title pennant from the complements, as well as a star cluster and another sentiment sticker.



More star clusters on the right hand side, as well as this gorgeous 'hello handsome' title. The only stamping I did was to add some journal lines from a retired Stamp of the Month.



I love how the Complements brightened up this page in a matter of minutes- they do all the work for me! If you have some CTMH Complements at hand, why not join us over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges for the Complements Challenge this month?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Thin Cuts

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Thin Cuts.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Donna you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

I love the School Kids stamp set with matching thin cuts, and I needed to do my seven year old's first day of school PML page so this was a perfect opportunity!

I started by stamping the little boy onto Watercolour Paper using the Archival Black Ink.



I then used the matching thin cuts set to cut him out- no more fussy cutting for me!



He then got coloured using my Watercolour Paints and I left him to dry.



I popped the cut image up on Foam Tape and added it to a cut PML card using the Fundamentals Enchantment Paper.



I also stamped and cut the apple from this stamp set and thin cuts to add to another PML card.



This card was made by using some of the stamps from the School Kids stamp set to make a title.



Thank you for checking out my project. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Corinna.  Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hello Lovely CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Hello Lovely Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Tanya's Blog then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s February collection, Hello Lovely.

I created a quick card for a friend using the paper packet paired with some of my favourite stamp sets. I love the combination of Sea Glass, Sorbet and Fern!



This Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $46NZD.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Creative Inspirations.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Twins!

I am usually not a huge fan of pink and flowers, but the new Hello lovely range from CTMH has won me over.

I loved a recent photo of me and my sister so much that I had to scrapbook the story behind it, and the Hello Lovely paper packet worked well with the colours in the photo.



I finally got to use some of the Hello Lovely floral complements, and picked out the Fern and Sorbet tones to match. The zip strips from this paper packet are beautiful too!



Of course, I had to use the new twin themed stamp set, Twins Rule, to stamp these cute sayings onto the layout.



I used one of the larger alpha stamps to create the title, and then added another sentiment from the Twins Rule stamp set underneath.



The soft greens and pinks and the floral complements make this layout so girly- perfect for me and my sister! If you have a project with Hello Lovely, you can link it up at this week's Hello Lovely challenge over at Heart 2 Heart.