Saturday, 31 October 2015

Cheers, 2016 - November Stamp of the Month

Would you like your November SoM for FREE? (It is normally $7.50 with an order of $75.00 or more or can be purchased for $27.00). Then order one of the Simply Fundamentals Scrapbooking My Legacy album bundles for $100.00 - a saving of $29.50 and I will include the November SoM for FREE! Scroll down for more details of the Simply Fundamentals Scrapbooking My Legacy album bundle


This is one page of a double page spread that I created using the November SoM along with the Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack and the Gold Fundamentals Assortment


I also used some Sapphire Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Sapphire & Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pads and Gold Shimmer Trim.

Come back again soon and check out some project I have created using the Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack and Enchantment Fundamental Sticker pack that are included in the bundle.

Doreen

Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking

During November, you can experience the beautiful "Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop". This workshop has been created using all the items featured in the fabulous Close To My Heart campaign exclusive album bundles for $100.00! Only during November, when you purchase the album bundle of an album, a Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, a Fundamental Stickers Enchantment pack, a Peacock Fundamental Assortment pack and three (3) sheets of White Daisy cardstock along with a FREE pack of either side load or top load Memory Protectors (a saving of $29.50). Then with these great products, and using the Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts, you can make five layouts.


This bundle would make a great Christmas gift for you or a scrapbooker in your life. Contact me to order yours details or you can order it directly from my website.

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what is New!

Doreen

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Christmas Elf Cupcake Holder

I love Christmas! And it is never too early to start preparing for the festive season! When I saw a picture of this cute Elf Cupcake Holder, shared by fellow CTMH consultant, Melissa Arnold, I knew I wanted to make it!
That wasn't as straight forward as I thought it would be, but I managed to do it! I used the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge for the cupcake holder, the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the buckle and legs and the shoes were found on the internet and imported into Design Space as a cutting file. The legs can't be found on any cartridge - I manipulated a bracket from the Art Philosophy cartridge by cutting and welding in Design Space till I got a shape I was happy with. I used the Carmine ShinHan Twin Touch marker (available from CTMH) to draw the stripes on the Elf's legs.
I am pleased with the end result.

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

Doreen 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Calendar cards & Christmas Ornaments

I had a fabulous day at the SA Papercraft Fair yesterday with Rachel. Thank you to all who visited our stand. 
One of the popular kits from our stand were the little calendar card kits that I made. These are a great idea for gifts for work mates, teachers and whoever else you might want to give them too! And of course we all need one on our desks too.



I will be offering these as one of the projects at my annual Marathon Workshop coming up next month. They are so simple to make!

One of the other popular kits was the Christmas Ornaments using the Close To My Heart Base & Bling bases and glass covers along with the stickers from the Jolly Holiday Style Sheet and Fundamentals cardstock.


I will also be offering this as a project at our next workshop. 

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new.

Doreen

Thursday, 15 October 2015

My Convention Competition page

This is my double page layout that I entered in our Annual Close To My Heart Convention, held in Brisbane this week. In my eyes it is the winning layout! It reminds me of why I scrapbook. The left page was inspired by the Sangria Layout on page 38 of the Annual Inspirations catalogue. The right page was inspired by the photos.



Our gorgeous daughter, Ali, went on her first school mission and cultural trip to Normanton in far North Queensland in May this year. It was a decision she had to really think about as none of her close friends were going  - and at almost 15, friends are very important and it was a great unknown. Ali &I attended the information night at school - after which I thought she might decide against going as there would be a few things she would have to do on the trip that were way outside her comfort zone. But, she prayed about it, and armed with all the available information, decided she would apply. This meant an interview - something she doesn't enjoy  - and having to wait to hear if she was successful. Well, she was accepted as part of the 17 student, 4 teacher team to go. She wasn't absolutely certain it was the right decision, but had to trust that it was. On the day she was leaving she still had doubts, but had spent time during the previous school term with the team and got to know some of the a bit more. You have no idea how relieved I was when the first text message came through telling us she loved it! The photos on these pages show some of the really special moments she enjoyed on that trip. We are so proud of her and are amazed at her growth from that experience. 
To create this page I used 
  • Urban paper pack
  • Colonial White cardstock
  • Sapphire cardstock
  • Whisper Extra Thick Twine
  • D1660 - Ink Blot stamp set
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new.

Doreen

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

It's almost Convention time!

Tomorrow, I leave for Brisbane for the 2nd Annual Close To My Heart Australasian Convention, and I am very excited!
Check in again later in the week and I will share some of the news from convention as well at the double page layout I will be entering in the Page Competition.
Here is a sneak peak of my page!



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

Doreen 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Family - Together is a wonderful place to be.....


I really love the colours in the NEW Sangria paper pack! So over the last couple of days I created this page. 




Products used
  • Sangria paper pack
  • D1671 -Sangria WoTG stamp set (only available in the Sangria Workshop on the Go Kit)
  • Colonial White cardstock
  • Cocoa  cardstock
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
  • Eggplant, Pomegranate, Poppy & Saffron stamp pads
  • Poppy Extra Thick Twine
  • Thin 3D Tape
All these products are available on my website. 

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new

Doreen

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Christmas 2015

I was inspired by some cards I have seen on Pinterest to make this page layout. It was lots of fun to create and I can't wait to add photos. 



I love the cat in the window. It reminds me of our two cats. 
To create this layout, I have used

  • Colonial White Cardstock
  • Cranberry Cardstock
  • Fern Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Gold Glitter Paper
  • White Pines B&T Dous
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridgge
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Artistry Cricut Cartridge
  • D1666 -Believe In Christmas stamp set
  • D1678 - White Pines Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set
  • Foam (a wedge)
  • Pacifica Stamp Pad
  • Cranberry Stamp Pad
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Bonding Memories Glue Pen
All these products are available from my website. If you would like to create this layout, place an order on my website for $25 or more and I will email the instructions to you. 

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

Doreen