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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

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.

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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.

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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…

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

How I use Spectrum Noir TriBlend™ Markers

How I use Spectrum Noir TriBlend™ Markers

Today, I am talking about our Spectrum Noir TriBlend™ Markers.

I love these markers and what makes them so good is that in one marker, you get three different shades of the same colour.

They blend so well…

There is a light nib, medium nib and a dark nib and they blend so nicely too.

It took me a little while to get the hang of blending but after reading the instructions that comes with every marker, I feel I am now getting the hang of it.

To Boot….

The markers can also be used as just straight colours too.

In the above picture, I have coloured the lid of the present using the Dark Red Blend.

Using the dark end and the light end and I have created a different effect using one marker.

These markers are an alcohol based ink, making it great for colouring and giving you that bright vibrant colour however please bear in mind that they do bleed through to the other side of your card stock.

Expect More!!

I use them to colour in my stamped images but they also have others uses too.

You can use them to colour over the wooden pieces that Close To My Heart has introduced.

The one on the right is the uncoloured button and the one on the left is coloured using the Purple Blend marker.

It just changes the effect of the embellishment that you are adding to your page or card. You can colour them to blend into your page as well.

There are 24 colours in the set and I have almost completed mine. You will want them all too once you have tried them, Trust me, they are addictive 😉

You can also buy a colourless blender and a true black. These both are double ended with a bullet tip at one end and chisel tip on the other.

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

I hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about these wonderful Spectrum Noir TriBlend™ markers.

I’d love to hear if you have used these markers as well, 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