Saturday, June 15, 2019

Pocket Power Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 9 of us showcasing pockets in our projects- this could be flip flaps, pocket pages or even journalling pockets.

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Miss Carrie's Creations you are on the right track!

The thing I love about the Pocket Pages is their ability to mix and match with traditional 12x12 page layouts. The new Into The Wild Deluxe Scrapbooking Kit  comes with a mix of these, as well as full instructions on creating your own double page layouts with both 12x12 and pocket pages.

Here is the full double page layout, which I will be using for photos of my son's school camp.

Here's a closer look at the Pocket Page- I love the mix of photo sizes as well as the layout ideas so that you don't have to guess where your photos should go!

You can fit a lot of detail into each pocket- here I've used a combination of patterned paper, fussy cutting, Cricut shapes and stamping in order to add some extra touches and tell the story behind the photos.

A lot of the Deluxe workshops now come with a combination of 12x12 and Pocket Page projects, which I highly recommend if you are new to scrapbooking or just have a lot of photos to get through. The pocket pages make layouts quick and easy, and also use a minimum of paper and cardstock and you can really make your embellishments and journalling stand out.

Now HOP on over to see what Tamara has created!

True Love Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our June Featured Paper Packet Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Maz 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 June Featured Collection, True Love.

Now most people would look at this collection and think wedding themed layouts, but I was drawn to the colours in this paper packet, which happen to match the dress I wore for Mother's Day. And of course, I love my two boys as well, so this scrapbook page was created!

I used a few of the cut out pieces to create embellishments for my layout, and stamped the family sentiment from the Our Family stamp set. The lace border at the top is also part of the cut apart sheet, and I anchored it to the page with a Sapphire blue zip strip.

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I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Shaunna's Passionate About Pages.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Little Moments, Big Memories

My two boys are growing up so fast, and I am creating lots of layouts to remind me of the small moments as well as all the big events in our lives.

When I saw this patterned paper from the into The Wild Paper Packet, I immediately thought of the pattern of the shirts I had purchased for my boys when I was in Fiji, and so a layout was born!

I used some of the leftover triangles from my Deluxe Scrapbooking workshop as accents, and then I also created the journalling box using my handwriting mixed with some words from one of the Paper Packet designs. The journal box is a woodgrain pattern from the Sweet Girl PML cards.

I finished off my layout with some simple sequin clusters so that the journalling and photo took centre stage of the layout.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

June SOTM Blog Hop - It's Your Day to Sparkle

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is It's Your Day To Sparkle, a set of 39 stamps.  

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If you have come here from Krista's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

My brother recently had his 40th birthday, so this was a great stamp set to pair with the scrapbook layout.

I enjoyed using the True Love Paper Packet combined with more feminine accents such as the lace thin cuts, and then layering them with these cute stars from the Into The Wild Scrapbooking stamp set.

The Stamp of the Month was used in this layout to create the title, which I stamped in Sapphire ink in a Stitched Circle Thin Cut using Mint cardstock. I popped the sentiment up on some 3D foam tape for added dimension.

Now "Hop" on over to Valerie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

S1906 It’s Your Day To Sparkle Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Danielle 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 June Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day To Sparkle.

I loved the gorgeous cake feature stamp, and had to showcase it on a card!

I kept the card colours quite muted, only using Eggplant and Ballerina. I embossed the background of the card using the new Flower Garden embossing folder.

The sentiment was stamped in White Daisy Ink and I kept the stamping of the cake simple, opting to stamp onto Ballerina Cardstock with Eggplant Ink and keeping it plain apart from the roses, which I coloured in using the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush.

This exclusive stamp set is only available during June. It can be yours for just $7.50NZD 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, Passionate About Pages.

Monday, May 27, 2019


Where would we be without our besties?

This week, Heart 2 Heart is celebrating BFFs - those wonderful friends in our life.

I have a great group of girlfriends and recently we headed out to see a musical theatre show for my friend Vanessa's birthday. Since we were all dressed up we had to take some photos!

I used the May Stamp of the Month, To My Bestie, to create the journal box title and the girls, and also used the Sweet Girl scrapbooking stamp set for the floral embellishments. I paired the Zoe Paper Packet with Sapphire, Mint and Saffron cardstock to match all the colours in our outfits.

If you've made a proect celebrating your Bestie, we'd love to see it over at Heart 2 Heart challenges.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

for the Bride and Groom

I've attended a few weddings already this year, and have another couple lined up for later on in this year. That was reason enough to replenish my stash of wedding and engagement cards, and I was inspired by the new True Love collection and this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts.

I decided to use the soft Sage paper paired with touches of Sapphire and Eggplant.

I stamped some rows of hearts using Sage ink, then stamped the sentiment over top. I then fussy cut some flowers that I stamped from the same set and added some flourishes behind the edge flowers in second generation Eggplant ink.

I finished off the card with some simple pearls in the centre of the Sapphire flowers.

I really like the colour combination, and the sketch made it easy to get inspired!