Sunday, 15 April 2018

Gimme Some Sugar CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Gimme Some Sugar CTMH Australasian Blog Hop! If you have arrived from Maz's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident, I hope you will hop around all the blogs and check out the projects shared!

My first project that I am going to share with you was created for the Page Layout Competition at our recent CTMH Convention, held in Melbourne. While my layout was not chosen as a winner, I am very happy with how it turned out. I used Black, Juniper, Pewter & White Daisy cardstock, Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, Inspire Complements, Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Heart Clips, White & Gold Twine, D1768 - He is the Way Stamp Set, C1713 - Notes of Inspiration Stamp Set, D1733 - splash of Colour Stamp Set, D1729 - Colourblock Alphabet Stamp Set, Heather Ink Pad, Block Letters Thin Cuts, You Are Here CC, Artistry CC,Artbooking CC, Flower Market CC, Glue dots, Thin 3D Foam Tape & Watercolour Pencils.



I also created this sampler to share at our recent CTMH Convention. I used Juniper, White Daisy, Canary, Bashful & Glacier cardstock, Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, Gold Foil Paper, Silver Foil Paper, Bashful Glitter Paper,Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Artisry Cricut Cartridge, You are Here Cricut Cartridge, White & Gold Ribbon,Blush Ribbon, Z4164 - Mother's Garden Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z4156 - Gimme Some Sugar Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z4161 - Rain or Shine Paper Doll Stamp & Thin Cuts Set,Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, Glue Dots, Thin 3D Foam Tape, 3D Foam Tape, Pewter Ink Pad, Clear Sparkles,Glue Dots & Glue Pen. 


This layout was created using  MIFYH Vol 3 Pattern 5, White Daisy, Black & Juniper cardstock, Gold Foil Paper, Gimme Some Sugar Paper, Make Waves Complements, White & Gold Ribbon, Bashful Pearls, 3" x 4" Flip Flaps & Gold Shimmer Trim.

For my next layout, I also used MIFYH Vol 3 but Pattern 27. The products used were White Daisy & Bashful cardstock, Gimme Some Sugar paper pack, D1758 - Gimme Some Sugar Scrapbooking Stamp Set, S1804 - Colour Your Life Stamp Set, Black, Pixie, Bashful, Saffron, Tangerine, Juniper, & Pewter Ink Pads, silver Shimmer Trim, 3D Foam Tape. For the title, I stamped in Black Ink onto the patterned paper, then cut each letter out and adhered to the White Cardstock. This is great if you don't like colouring, but want some colour in your title.


This card was Pinterest inspired by several people. I used White Daisy & Juniper cardstock, Gimme Some Sugar Paper, Basic Ribbon Pack, Z4156 - Gimme Some Sugar Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, Shin Han Markers, Charcoal Ink Pad, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots, White Gel Pen (not CTMH), Design Space (shapes used to create apron)


The Gimme Some Sugar collection is available till the end of April - WSL from your consultant! If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris has created!

Come back soon and see what else is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Fab Four in April


During April, Close To My Heart is offering a fabulous special - the Fab Four! With the Fab Four monthly special, April is a fabulous time to join my team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! Former Consultants can re-enroll in April with a lower-priced, no kit option, and receive the four Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! You may participate in this special through my website!  New or former Consultants can also enroll through my website.
There is something for everyone!
Each weekend during April, you can take advantage of the Fab Faves weekend sales. These online weekend sales last 24-hours and will feature different items and product bundles at 25% off the retail price.
Hostesses in April that have a Gathering reaching $400 in sales will receive their choice of either the Cut Above® Layout Kit — This Is Me (Z4166) or the Cut Above® Golden Moments Bundle (CC4190), FREE The bundle includes both the Golden Moments Cut Above® tag kit and card kit.
Consultants who sign up during the month of April will receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE. That’s an additional $108 in retail value added to the incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! No additional shipping or tax is charged for this free item. PLUS, as a new Consultant, you receive $75 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of their choice.
Former Consultants can also sign up during April at a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option for just $75! You will still receive $75  in CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice, meaning you basically get to sign up for free! You will also receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! No additional shipping or tax is charged for these free items. Former Consultants will be prompted to include the stamp sets starting with their first order as a Consultant through 31 May 2018.
Don't miss out on these fabulous specials during April, available on my website here.
Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.
Doreen

S1804 Colour Your Life Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop





Welcome to our S1804 Colour Your Life Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Megan's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs and see what everyone has created using our March Stamp of the Month - Birthday Time!

We recently had our annual CTMH Convention in Melbourne and this is one of the projects I created to share with my fellow consultants at our Creativity Showcase on the Friday night. 






I have seen many samplers and artwork similar to this idea and have wanted to make one for a long time. This stamp set was perfect for my creation!
Of course, I used the S1804 - Colour Your Life stamp set - stamped with Black Memento Ink Pad then coloured with Watercolour Pencils. I also used Chelsea Gardens paper pack, White Daisy, Glacier, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Fern, Espresso, Canary & Mink cardstock,  D1760 - Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Stamp Set, C1709 - Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set, Flower Market Cricut cartridge, Silver Foil Paper, White & Gold Ribbon, Pewter Ink Pad, Glacier Ink Pad, Sweet Leaf Ink Pad, Charcoal Ink Pad, Glue Dots, Thin 3D Foam Tape & 3D Foam Tape. I added some shimmer with the Gold Shimmer Brush on some of the flowers. 






I think this stamp set lends itself more to larger projects, such as page layouts and my sampler, but I also created this card using the stamp. I teamed it with the Stargazer Paper & Sapphire Cardstock. The sentiment is stamped with the Sapphire ink pad. I cut the stars using the Basic Stars Thin Cuts. 

The April Stamp of the Month, S1804 - Colour Your Life is only available this month - April 2018! You can get the stamp for just $7.50 set by spending $75.00 with your consultant or your can purchase it for $27.00.  If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before continuing on to see what Maz has created.  

Come back soon and see what else is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Monday, 26 March 2018

Create Your Dream

Over this past weekend, I was in Melbourne for the annual Close To My Heart Australasian Convention! It was a fabulous few days of inspiration, creativity, learning, catching up with old friends and making new friends! 

Each year at Convention, we are given the opportunity to enter a layout into a page layout competition. I like to enter as it stretches me! Whilst I was not a prize winner in this year's competition, I still feel a winner! There were so many fantastic layouts this year and I think we are all winners! The girls who did win were very deserving.

I want to share my layout with you. It features my gorgeous girl who is in her final year of high school, which is stressful for her (& us as parents at times too!)



Black, Juniper, Pewter & White Daisy CS, Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, Inspire Complements, Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Heart Clips, White & Gold Twine, D1768 - He is the Way Stamp Set, C1713 - Notes of Inspiration Stamp Set, D1733 - splash of Colour Stamp Set, D1729 - Colourblock Alphabet Stamp Set, Heather Ink Pad, Block Letters Thin Cuts, You Are Here CC, Artistry CC,Artbooking CC, Flower Market CC, Glue dots, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Watercolour Pencils







We are incredibly proud of Ali and all the hard work she does at school. She certainly is on the way to creating her dream!

Come back soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.

#whotellsyourstory

Doreen

Saturday, 24 March 2018

I {HEART} Travel

The Annual Close To My Heart Australasian Convention is on this week and I have been looking forward to it for quite some time now! One of the perks of being a CTMH Independent Consultant is that we get to attend this fabulous event, catch up with old friends, make new friends and, most of all, get to see & 'play with' NEW product! (I will share some of that with you soon!) 

One of the other things that excites me about Convention, is that we have the opportunity to share some of our creations with those attending and to see what others create!

For a while now, I have wanted to create some samplers using the fabulous CTMH product range, so that is what I did for my display for this year's convention!

This is one of the projects I created - not so much a sampler as a memory board for my daughter who loves to travel!
To create this board, I used White Daisy & Black cardstock, Whimsy Fundamentals, Adventure Fundamentals, Enchantment Fundamentals, Basics Fundamentals, Silver Foil Paper, Blue Burlap Ribbon, You Are Here Cricut Cartridge, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Glue Dots, Thin 3D Foam Tape & 3D Foam Tape. I have used the separated strands of the Burlap Ribbon to show some of the places Ali has travelled to! 

Check back again soon to see the other samplers that I created and what is NEW!

Doreen


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Stargazer CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stargzer CTMH Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Shaunna's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident, I hope you will hop around all the blogs and check out all the projects shared!

This layout is based on MIFYH Vol 3, Pattern 8, and was created using Sapphire, Cranberry & White Daisy cardstock, Stargazer Paper Pack, Hello AU/NZ Cricut Collection (digital) & White & Gold Twine.

This layout features one of the pages I shared at the beginning of the month.  The Left page based the on layout on  p75 SE 1, 2018, & was created using  White Daisy, Sapphire, Ruby cardstock, Stargazer Paper Pack, Blue Burlap Ribbon, S1803 - Birthday Time Stamp Set, D1733 - splash of Colour Stamp set, Pebble, Ruby, & Sapphire Ink Pads & Stargazer Dots. 

My inspiration for this Triple Slider Card came from Pinterest. I used  White Daisy & Sapphire cardstock, Z4157 - Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Black Memento Ink Pad, Canary Ink Pad, ShinHan Twin Touch Markers, Blue Burlap Ribbon, Glue Dots,  & Thin 3D Foam Tape. 

The Stargzer collection is available till the end of April - WSL from your consultant! If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Georgia has created!

Come back soon and see what else is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

S1803 - Birthday Time Australasian Blog Hop





Welcome to our S180 Birthday Time Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Vandra's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs and see what everyone has created using our March Stamp of the Month - Birthday Time!

This month I have created a double page layout using the NEW Make If From the Heart Vol 3 Pattern Book. This layout is based Pattern 7, and was created using White Daisy Cardstock, Enchantment Fundamentals, Enchantment Ribbon Pack, Silver Shimmer Trim, S1803 - Birthday Time Stamp Set, Ruby & Sapphire Ink Pads, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots






I stamped this image twice - in Sapphire & Ruby, then cut the Ruby piece and added it on top of the Sapphire piece. 


To keep the Ruby going throughout the layout, I stamped the age in Ruby next to the Sapphire sentiment. 



The bi-coloured effect was achieved by using the rock and roll technique using Ruby & Sapphire ink pads.

This layout is based on the layout on page 75 SE 1, 2018, and was created using White Daisy, Sapphire & Ruby Cardstock, Stargazer Paper Pack, Blue Burlap Ribbon, S1803 - Birthday Time Stamp Set, D1733 - splash of Colour Stamp set, Pebble, Ruby, & Sapphire Ink Pads, Stargazer Dots.



This card was created using White Daisy & Sapphire Cardstock, Stargazer Paper Pack, Basic Tags Thin Cuts, Black Memento Ink Pad, Sapphire Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers, White & Gold Twine, Thin 3D Foam Tape. You could add any age on the tags and even change up the colours and papers for different effects. 

The March Stamp of the Month, S1803 - Birthday Time is only available this month - March 2018! You can get the stamp for just $7.50 set by spending $75.00 with your consultant or your can purchase it for $27.00.  If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before continuing on to see what Doris has created.  

Come back soon and see what else is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen