Thursday, 11 July 2019

Convention Operation Smile donation & Card Swaps for Northern Stars team event & Competition Layout

I am so excited that I got this opportunity to attend the Close To My Heart convention in Provo this year! In late November last year, after my daughter finished Year 12 and all her school commitments, my husband (Keith), daughter (Ali) & I visited our favourite travel agent to book a trip to the East Coast of Canada & the US that I had found and wanted to do! And the best part was that it coincided with convention! But when we went to book, the tour I wanted to do was sold out, so we looked at other options, but nothing came close to the original tour, so we decided to book the same tour, but in September/October. I was disappointed that I wasn't going to get to convention after all, but when Ali said she really wanted to go to Utah & I said I was disappointed I wouldn't get to convention, Keith told us we could still go and he would stay home for this trip and just do the other one with us! He didn't have to say it twice and as we were with the travel agent at the time, we booked both trips!

Once we had confirmed this trip and I registered for convention and organised accommodation, we were very excited. Then a few weeks ago, I was asked to donate something to the Northern Stars Team Dinner Operation Smile Auction. I was honoured to have been asked and had to work out what I would make to donate. I love making samplers, so decided that is what I would do. 

This is what I came up with! 

 To create this sampler, I used Black, White Daisy, Lemon, Lagoon, Candy Apple, Willow, Carolina, Raspberry & Sapphire cardstock; Silver Foil paper; Seasons Mix Ins paper pack; Stitched Squares Thin Cuts; Decorative Borders Thin Cuts; Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts; Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts; Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts; Shaker Window Foam & Acetate; Crafty Loose Sequins; Gold Embellishing Thread; Silver Embellishing Thread; Ultra Thin Glue Dots; Micro Glue Dots; 3D Foam Tape; Thin 3D Foam Tape; Liquid Glass & Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen. Once completed, I added the sampler to a 3D frame.

I also signed up for a card swap at the Team dinner - where we had to make 3 different cards to swap within our group. I chose to use the Craft on paper and stamp sets to make my swaps.
This card was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock, Craft on Paper Pack (bulk paper), Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Z4069 - Craft On Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Black & Canary ink pads, Loose Silver Sequins, Thin Foam Tape.

My second card was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock, Craft on Paper Pack (bulk paper), Z4069 - Craft On Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Ballerina, Canary, Carolina, Candy Apple, Thistle & Sweet Leaf ink pads, Thin Foam Tape.

And my third card was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock, Craft on Paper Pack (bulk paper), Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Stitched Square Thin Cuts, Z4069 - Craft On Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Black, Ballerina, Bluebird, Candy Apple, Saffron, Raspberry, Willow & Canary ink pads, Loose Silver Sequins, Thin Foam Tape.

Every time I attend convention, I enter the page layout competition as this generally makes me think outside the box a little. This year, we are celebrating 35 years of Jeanette Lynton and Close To My Heart so the theme for the competition was "Celebrate". My layout is about celebrating my time as a volunteer at my daughter's old school & being awarded Volunteer of the Year at the school at then end of the year last year. 




I volunteer in the Resource Centre (Library) at the school and much of my time is spent covering new books, repairing & re-covering damaged books these days. I have also helped out with special activities and events in the library such as book week and the annual book fair and much more. It is a role I truly enjoy doing and that is why I continue to volunteer there even though Ali finished school last year.

There is so much I want to share with you about convention, but that will have to wait till another day!

Until then, happy papercrafting.

Doreen 




Thursday, 4 July 2019

July update

I missed joining the July stamp of the month blog hop, so thought I would add an update today. 
It has been a busy few weeks as I prepare to leave soon to head to the US for the CTMH convention at Provo then enjoy a tour with my daughter.

I enjoyed making this cute card using the July Stamp of the Month - S1907 Bear Hugs.

I paired the Bear Hugs stamp set with the Share the Joy Thin Cuts - available this month only! For my card, I used paper from the Into the Wild paper pack along with White Daisy & New England Ivy cardstock. I stamped the bear and sentiment with Charcoal ink. The S1907 - Bear Hugs stamp set is only available this month (July 2019) for just $8.25 with a qualifying purchase or at full price of $29.50 from my website here.

I have also created a couple of projects using the Share the Joy Thin Cuts and Stamp sets. These were teamed with the Into the Wild paper back for the card and 1st box and the Mix Ins paper for the second box.


Share the Joy features two exclusive My Acrylix® stamp sets and the exclusive Share the Joy Thin Cuts Bundle. These items can be purchased separately at full price. The Share the Joy Stamp Set Bundle includes both stamp sets and is available at a 20% discount. You can even save 30% when you purchase both stamp sets and the Thin Cuts metal dies together in the Share the Joy Bundle. You can find all the details on my website here!


Another special available during July into August is the "Bring Back My Pack" featuring the Seaside paper. The Bring Back My Pack—Seaside special features a new, slimmed-down paper pack with refreshed colors and a sticker sheet, a coordinating cardstock pack, the My Acrylix® Seaside Greetings stamp set, a workshop kit with the materials for a 2-page scrapbook layout, two single pages, three standard-size cards, and three 3″ × 3″ cards. You can even save 25% when you purchase the entire Seaside Workshop kit. There are also some special perks for new Consultants and Hostesses in the Month of July!  

Join my team during July and you will receive a FREE pack of the Seaside paper!  You can find more information here!

OR host a qualifying party with me this month (July 2019) and you will receive a FREE pack of Seaside paper! Find out more here!

I am looking forward to all the excitement of convention next week and will be sure to update you on all the news after the event.

Till then, happy papercrafting!

Doreen

Saturday, 15 June 2019

True Love Australasian CTMH Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our True Love Australasian CTMH Blog Hop! If you arrived from Dannii's  blog, you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

While this collection is designed to celebrate weddings, it is so versatile and can certainly be used for much more!

 This layout was inspired by pattern 27 (p58) MIFYH Vol 3, and created using White Daisy, Sugarplum & Sapphire cardstock, True Love Bulk paper, Subway Tile Embossing Folder, White & Gold Twine, D1841- Story FYI stamp set, Sapphire & Sugarplum ink pads. 



This layout is the one I shared at our Hearts SA Meeting last week and was created using  Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock, True Love bulk paper, D1848 - Craft On Scrapbooking stamp set, D1852 - Timeless Textures stamp set, Eggplant, New England Ivy, Sapphire & Sugarplum ink pads, Sapphire Crochet Thread, Thin 3D Foam Tape to add dimension. 


EDIT: Here is the page with photos and journalling - I just hadn't got the pics on the page when I completed this post!

This True Love collection is available till the end of August 2019 (WSL). Contact your consultant to get yours or if you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on the blog hop to see what Maz has as created.

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

Doreen 


Saturday, 1 June 2019

S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle Stamp of the Month 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 continue on the hop with us.

This month, I have created 3 cards that are similar but all a little different, to share with you. 

For the first card, I used White Daisy cardstock, Seasons Mix In paper pack (SE1 2019 - retired), Silver Glitter Paper, Intense Black Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers - Cherry Pink, Sap Green & Barely Beige & the Clear Shimmer Brush (on the plate, but you can't see it very well in this photo). I used Thin 3D Foam Tape to add the cake and sentiment to the card. 


This card was created using White Daisy cardstock, S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle stamp set, Intense Black ink pad, Watercolour pencils, Clear Shimmer Brush (on the plate again) & Thin 3D Foam Tape to add the cake and sentiment to the card.

And for my final card, I used White Daisy & Ballerina cardstock, Seasons Mix In paper pack, Intense Black Ink Pad, Ballerina, Ruby & New England Ivy ink pads with Small Round Water Brush for colouring the cake & flowers. I then added some shimmer to the cake with the Clear Shimmer Brush and some extra shimmer with the Gold Shimmer Brush on the plate and sentiment. I used Thin 3D Foam Tape to add the cake and sentiment to the card. 

The S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle stamp set is only available this month - June 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order. 

If you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you continue on the hop to see what Doris has created, I would love you to leave a comment. 

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

Doreen



Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sweet Girl Australasian Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our Sweet Girl Australasian CTMH Blog Hop! If you arrived from Danielle's blog you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

My first layout was Inspired by layout p84 SE2 2019, and created using  Sapphire, Linen, Almond & Glacier cardstock, Sweet Girl paper pack, C1786 - Our Family stamp set, Glacier & Sapphire ink pads, Sapphire Crochet Thread, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Thin 3D Foam Tape. I cut the family name on the cricut but it could just as easily be created by stamping, using the gorgeous White Alphabet stickers above or even the Alphabet Thin Cuts. 


This layout was also inspired by one from page 127 of Seasonal Expressions 2, 2019. I used Fern, Mink, Peach, Sapphire & Sugarplum cardstock, Sweet Girl paper pack, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts, Lace Border Thin Cuts, Subway Tile Embossing Folder, Silver Embellishing Thread, Silver Glitter Gems & Sugarplum Glitter Gems.


The final layout I am sharing with you today was created using White Daisy & New England Ivy cardstock, Sweet Girl paper pack, Sapphire Crochet Thread, D1852 - Timeless Textures stamp set, D1860 - You Are My Sunshine stamp set, Black & New England Ivy ink pads.


Even though this collection is geared towards the little girls in your life, the papers are so versatile, they can be used for much more!

This gorgeous collection is available till the end of August, while supplies last, so you do have plenty of time to get your hands on it! Contact your consultant to get yours, or if you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue your way around our blog hop by visiting Doris to see what she has created!

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

Doreen

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

S1905 - To My Bestie CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our S1905 - To My Bestie Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident I hope you will continue on the hop with us. 

This layout was created using Black, White Daisy & Sugarplum (Colour of the Year) cardstock with some of the gorgeous NEW Sweet Girl paper. The sentiments and balloons were stamped from S1905 - To My Bestie stamp set in Black ink (Intense Black for the balloons). I then coloured the balloons using the Small Round Water Brush with Peach, Fern & Sapphire ink pads. To add texture, I used the NEW Flower Garden Embossing Folder on the Sugarplum strip and cut the lace border with the NEW Lace Border Thin Cuts. At the top and bottom of the page, I added some more 'texture' by stamping a couple of 'blotches' with the NEW Timeless Textures (D1852) stamp set with the Sugarplum ink pad. I finished off my page with some Sugarplum Glitter Gems.



The S1905 - To My Bestie stamp set is only available this month - May 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order.

If you you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you hop along to see what Kylie has created, I would love you to leave a comment.

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

Doreen 

Monday, 1 April 2019

S1904 - Love So Sweet CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our S1904 - Love So Sweet Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident I hope you will continue on the hop with us. 

For this layout, I used I Heart Us paper for the base, with Black cardstock for the border. The squares and rectangles were some I had on my desk left over from previous projects. They were cut from the Feels Like Home paper pack and Ballerina, Peach & Raspberry cardstock using the Stitched Squares Thin Cuts and Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts (both of which are on backorder, but due back in stock at the end of April). The flowers and butterfly were stamped from S1904 - Love So Sweet stamp set using Ballerina, Peach, Raspberry & Sweet Leaf ink pads. I added the squares and rectangles to the page using Glue Dots then added the matted photo with 3D Foam Tape. I also used 3D Foam tape on some of the embellishments. 




For my card, my inspiration came from the cards on page 151 of Seasonal Expressions 1 (2019) using the stamp set. 
I cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts from Ballerina cardstock, added a strip of Feels Like Home Paper and some White & Gold Twine. The flowers and butterfly were stamped using Glacier, Pewter & Sweet Leaf ink pads and the sentiment was stamped in Pewter on a tag from the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts. I added some Clear Sparkles to finish the card off. 


The S1904 - Love So Sweet stamp set is only available this month - April 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order.

If you you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you hop along to see what Doris has created, I would love you to leave a comment.

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

Doreen