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CTMH Australasian Comfort and Joy Blog Hop

CTMH Australasian Comfort and Joy Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Lauren More 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 some creations which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection – Comfort and Joy.

Christmas Card #1

My first card is a Christmas card that I created for the CTMH card swap group for September that I’m apart of. The brief was to use embossing and a thin cut.

I used a snowflake embossing folder on the white daisy card stock and used one of the new colours Scarlet underneath.

I used circle thin cuts in 3 different sizes to create the Christmas tree however I needed a really small circle too.

After trying different things, I found in the number thin cuts that there was a small circle that was to use as a dot however it worked well for what I needed.

To finish off the card, I cut a star out using the Cricut and stamped my sentiments in Evergreeen and sponged it around the edge.

Christmas Card #2

Also with the card swap group, I received a Pop up Cube Card as one of the cards for our fathers day cards.

I though this was so cool, that I had to recreate it and what was great is that it folds flat for easy posting.

I found an example on Pinterest for follow and this size fits our standard envelopes.

Below are 2 cards I created using Comfort and Joy paper and sticker sheet.

Below are the measures that I used

  • One card base strip cut at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Two card base strips cut at 1 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Then score all the strips at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ and 7″
  • The B&T papers are cut at 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and you need 6 of these
  • Then decorate as you like however make sure that you stay with in the card or it will not fit in your envelope

Scrapbook Layout

For my scrapbook layout, I used the creative insider for Comfort and Joy however I used different paper and embellishments.

I added a mini envelope to my page using the mini envelope thin cut and the Santa is from jolly characters stamp set. I just thought they look so cute I had to use them somewhere.

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I created Christmas Card #2 – Pop Up Cube Card. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

This exclusive Comfort and Joy  is only available until 31 October 2020 (or until stocks last).

  • It can be yours for just $18
  • Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH Maker.
Examples of CTMH Original Artwork

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order HERE

Before I go….

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects for CTMH Australasian Comfort and Joy Blog Hop.

I’d love you to let me know what crafty projects your plan to create with this paper collection so feel free to leave me a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations.

Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop

CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Scrappy Chicks 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 some scrapbooking layouts which features Close To My Heart’s Party Time Constant Campaign.

This paper pack is so bright and cheery, not to mention perfect for both male and female birthday party scrapbook layouts.

When “playing” with this paper, I decided to use photos from my son’s 4th birthday.

Party Time Layout 1…

Here in my first layout, I combined the Party Time paper with leftover wooden buttons and acrylic heart’s from other paper packs to create a hot air balloon.

The title “Celebrate” was from the sticker sheet and I tried to make it replicate a sign flying through the air.

My original idea was to have the photos hanging from the balloon but as you can see it was not going to work. So I changed it to a basket and added the number 4 to it.

When creating the hot air balloon, I found an image in Cricut design space of a hot air balloon and then cut out the basic shape.

Before adding the buttons and hearts, I coloured the buttons using our Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers.

After sticking all the buttons and hearts down I added clear shimmer brush to the buttons and added Waterfall Stickles to the acrylic hearts.

Party Time Layout 2…

My second layout was created using a pattern from Make it from your heart Vol. 2.

As the photos I wanted to use were from my son’s 4th birthday party, I wanted lots of the B&T paper that spoke “birthday”.

I deliberately left some white areas as the paper is quite busy so I didn’t add to many embellishments, just a few stickers here and there.

I decided to change one the photo mats to a journalling box as I only had 5 photos and all my photos were horizontal, so there were not going to fit on the layout.

However, with some thought and strategic cutting I made them fit.

Just A Tip I’ve learnt….

When taking your photos, take some in horizontal and portrait orientation so then you can decide which ones will work well for your scrapbook layouts. 🙂

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I put together my second layout. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

This exclusive Party Time is available in our new core catalogue and until August 2021 or until stocks last.

  • This Party Time collection can be yours for just $18.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant. Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.
Examples of CTMH Original Artwork featuring PARTY TIME

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

Thanks for joining us on this CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop.

Before I go….

I’d love you to know what you plan to create with this collection so before heading off to the next stop Scrapping and More with Doreen please leave me a comment.

Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

CTMH Australasian Bloom With Grace Blog Hop

CTMH Australasian Bloom With Grace Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Bloom With Grace Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages 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 couple of creations which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection Bloom With Grace.

Bloom with Grace paper collection lends itself well to Flowers, Autumn or Halloween photos and many more.

There are pumpkins, sunflowers, leaves and with the introduction of the new colours, Sundance, Cinnamon,and Desert Rose the possibilities for this paper collection are countless.

For my scrapbook layouts, I got my inspiration from Pinterest and these layouts are quick and easy to put together.

I like to scrapbook quickly as sometimes I am time poor (as we all are these days 😉 ).

For this blog hop, I decided to create 2 different layouts using an Autumn theme.

I used the photos of my youngest son at Easter in 2014 because in Australia, Easter is in the Autumn.

For me, in my scrapbooking, I like to add photos and make the new paper collections work for the photos I want to scrap.

Bloom with Grace Layout 1

Firstly, I drew a circle as guideline using my Cricut Maker however the same can be achieved using a compass or a dinner plate.

Then I started cutting out 2″ x 2″ squares from the B&T paper and included some cardstock as well to break up all the patterns.

My title “So Beautiful” was also cut using my Cricut Maker as was the flower cluster and I added some glitter gems for a bit of “something, something”.

Bloom with Grace Layout 2

I again used my Cricut Maker to cut out the sunflower and stars but this time I decided to use the Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts for my title “Shine”.

The idea for my title came from the sticker sheet of Bloom with Grace.

The small strips were dove tailed to add some visual dimension.

Feel free to use these scrapbook layouts designs in your own scrapbooking.

Sample of some artwork from Close To My Heart Official

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I created these two scrapbooking layouts.

(Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

  • This paper collection can be yours for just $18. Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love to hear what you have created with Bloom with Grace paper collection, so feel free to leave me a comment before heading off to the next stop, Scrappy Chicks.

Before I go…

Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

CTMH Timber Australasian Blog Hop

CTMH Timber Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Timber Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren’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 Featured Collection – TIMBER –

Great Outdoors…..

For my Timber Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop post I decided I was going to do a scrapbook layout.

I found a similar layout on Pinterest that was used for a hiking layout however I thought this layout would go great with the Cricut® Timber Collection because of the trees and wood.

Timber felt really outdoorsy to me so I’m planning on adding some photos from my son’s scouting adventures to this layout.

I decided that I would use the brown wood panel paper for the photos mats and for my title.

My “Adventure this Way” title was created using one of the Picture My Life™ cards as a guide.

Having not used daubers as much in my scrapbooking I thought I would try my hand at sponging on ink using a dauber onto a couple of the trees.

I used New England Ivy ink and dabbed the ink onto the trees, it gives the trees a nice textured look. Don’t you think?

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how to create this outdoor layout. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

This exclusive Timber Collection  is only available 31 August 2020 or whiles stocks last.

The Timber paper pack and sticker sheet can be yours for just $18.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

Here are some samples of Timber artwork from the CTMH Art Studio…

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Crop Craft Create.

Before I go…

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Flower Scrapbook Layout |ft: Bring Back My Pack ~ Brushed

Flower Scrapbook Layout |ft: Bring Back My Pack ~ Brushed

Wow, how lovely is this paper? Today, I am sharing a flower scrapbook layout.

I was not a consultant when Close To My Heart had this pack previously so it’s a privileged to be able to “play”with it.

This paper collection is only available on my website until 31 July 2020 or until stocks last so you will need to be very quick to order yours.

My apologies for not getting this post up earlier however I have been recovering from eye surgery.

Blossoming All Around….

I decided that I needed to add lots of flowers to this layout because I really wanted to use the “A budding Friendship” stamp set.

Lots of Close To My Heart consultants have raved about this being one of their all time favourite sets so of course I had to see for myself.

And I can tell you, it didn’t disappoint…. 😉

I have included 6 3″ x 3″ photos onto this layout because sometimes I like to have lots of photos on one page.

I used the Rock and Roll stamping technique on the large flowers so the tips of the petals are Candy Apple and the rest is Smoothie and I also used 3D foam tape to pop up centre of the flower.

To do this, I stamped another flower and then fussy cut the centre out and placed it on top of the other flower.

I can see me playing with this paper until I only have a scrap left but at least I can use the stamps again and again and again…..

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how to put this flower layout together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my flower scrapbook layout and I hope you enjoyed seeing this it.

I’d love to hear what you have completed with this paper too, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

July 2020 Stamp Of The Month | For My Beautiful Friend

July 2020 Stamp Of The Month | For My Beautiful Friend

How gorgeous is July 2020 Stamp of the Month?

So many pretty flowers, butterflies and sentiments. Oh my, I am going to have fun creating with this set!

Today, I have decided to combine this stamp with the Summer Vibes paper collection into a scrapbook layout and I also get to use the Tri-Blend Markers to colour with.

As you know by now, it’s one of my favourite mediums to colour with because they are easy to use.

The scrapbook layout pattern I am using is from Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 and these books are great for using already designed patterns or just for gaining inspiration.

Process Video:

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how to put this layout together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Details on how to orders yours…

For My Beautiful Friend is only available during July, 2020

Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when you place an $80 order through my website.

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out this stamp set. 😉

Until next time…

I’d love to hear what you have created with July 2020 Stamp of the Month, For My Beautiful Friend stamp set too, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

I also want to invite you to sign up to my monthly newsletter. By signing up (it’s free) you’ll receive a link to a free PDF scrapbook layout.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Scrapbook Layout ft: Summer Vibes | Introducing July/ August 2020 Close To my Heart Catalogue

Scrapbook Layout ft: Summer Vibes | Introducing July/ August 2020 Close To my Heart Catalogue

I created a scrapbook layout using the new Summer Vibes paper collection and some of the new products from the Close To My Heart Catalogue.

As we have another new catalogue full of Awesome Products and I want it all as usual. 🙂

This paper collection is so bright and summery, you could forget that it’s winter here in Australia.

The acrylic shapes make a great addition to make you pages pop!

To get a copy of this catalogue, just place an order on my website and you can add it for FREE!!!

The catalogue is full of ideas and inspiration as well as some wonderful new products.

Process Video:

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I flip through the new catalogue and put a scrapbook layout together using some of the new products.

(Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project and I hope you enjoyed seeing this.

I’d love to hear what’s on your wish list from the new catalogue so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go…

I want to invite you to sign up to my monthly newsletter. By signing up (it’s free) you’ll receive a link to a free PDF scrapbook layout.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Scrapbook Layout Tutorial ft: Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts

Scrapbook Layout Tutorial ft: Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts

Today I am sharing Close To My Heart Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts in a scrapbook layout tutorial.

I also share a technique using the thin cuts to create a different effect from using three pieces of card stock.

With this technique, I ripped two strips measuring at 2″ of Lagoon card stock and placed them together so you have a light side and a dark side.

I also ripped a 2″ piece of White Daisy card stock, glued them together and ran them through my Cuttlebug die cutting machine.

The layout I used was a quick and easy layout. It consists of a 4″, 3″ and 2″ strips of B&T paper.

This layout can be used in a number of ways by changing around the layout of the strips.

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how to create this technique. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest scrapbook layout tutorial and I hope you enjoyed seeing this technique.

I’d love to hear what you have created with the Classic Alphabet thin cuts, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go…

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Scrapbook Layout Process ft: Sweet Hummingbird Stamp Set

Scrapbook Layout Process ft: Sweet Hummingbird Stamp Set

How cute is this stamp set? Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout process.

It is my favourite stamp set from Close To My Heart May-June 2020 Catalogue.

I used the scrapbook layout from the catalogue as my guide.

Scrapbook Layout Process…

Firstly, I splattered some Sapphire ink over the White Daisy base page and placed 10″ x 10″ piece of Sapphire card stock onto the base.

I used the current mix-in paper pack as it co-ordinates really well with our card stock.

On the Sweet Leaf card stock, I random stamped some leaves to add a bit of visual effect and to break up the plain card stock.

Using our watercolour pencils, I coloured the hummingbird and flowers in and then a added some embellishments.

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how I put the layout together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my scrapbook layout process and I hope you enjoyed seeing the Sweet Hummingbird stamps.

I’d love to hear what you think of this stamp set, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go…

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Thrifty Thursday #1

Thrifty Thursday #1

Welcome to the first post in a series of Thrifty Thursday.

These days we all like to be frugal and less wasteful so in this series I plan to share with you how I do this.

We are starting with using up every bit of my paper packs and here I will show you one of the techniques I use to do that.

Let’s be frugal…..

I used 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares in this particular layout however you could use 2″ x 2″ or another measurement that works for you.

Here I used 9 squares and placed them down in a diamond shape.

Sometimes when there’s not much B&T paper left, I will use card stock as well.

To add a tone on tone effect to the card stock I will also random stamp an image on the square.

This idea can be used in endless ways as you are not limited to creating a diamond. You can re-arrange the squares in any shape that would suit.

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I create this scrapbook layout. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project and I hope you enjoyed seeing this.

I’d love to hear what Thrifty Thursday ideas you have for using up your paper packs, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go…

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant