Sunday, 22 July 2018

Stampaganza is on!

There is just over a week left to take advantage of the fabulous Stampaganza special from Close To My Heart! 
During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!
And if you join my team during July or host your own party, you can earn 3 of the Solo Number stamp sets for FREE!

My Solo stamp sets arrived just before we headed away for week, so I had to wait till yesterday for the chance to have a play! I started with a couple of cards - and am very pleased with how they turned out!

For my first card, I was inspired by a card shared by the CTMH art department. I used the Letter "T" stamp set with Documented Paper Pack, White & Peacock Cardstock, Almond & Peacock Ink Pads, White & Gold Twine & 3D Foam Tape. I masked the sentiment on the little pot and added a different one. The word "thanks" was stamped using the Rock 'n' Roll technique with Almond and Peacock ink pads. 

For this card, I used the Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack with White Daisy & Sapphire Cardstock. The Solo Letters stamp sets used were H, B, I, R, T, D, A & Y. I once again used the Rock 'n' Roll technique for stamping the butterflies.

I can't wait to use these stamp set on many more projects! I love that there is a large and a small version of each letter & number on each stamp set along with some words and other icons that can be added to projects!

You won't want to miss out on these stamp sets! Just choose your favourite letters and numbers or you can get the complete sets!

You can find all the details of this fabulous special on my website! But, remember, the special only runs till the end of July!

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


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Central Park Layouts

I have enjoyed creating with the Central Park Collection this past few weeks. 

This layout was created using some left over papers from the Central Park Workshops Your Way pack after I had created a workshop by fellow consultant Tina Lovell. I am working my way through the many photos we took on our visit to Sydney last year and this page was perfect!
I used the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts to cut "ADVENTURE" and "awaits was cut on the Cricut using one of the fonts I have on my computer. I used scraps of cardstock that I had on my desk to cut the walking boots from the 'You Are Here' Cricut Cartridge. While we were in Sydney we did lots and lots of walking, so the walking boots were a perfect addition to the page.

This next layout was inspired by a layout shared by Claire Edmonds (she used the Documented paper for her layout). I used Pacifica & White Daisy cardstock, Central Park Paper Pack, Central Park Alphabet, Central Park Sequins, Z4186 - Fresh Air Stamps & Thin Cuts - for Diamond Shapes. I still have to add my photos - it's been a busy couple of weeks in our house.

These next four layouts are still waiting for photos. They are the workshop by Tina Lovell that I created and shared at my workshop earlier this month. I can't wait to add my photos to these pages.

The Central Park Collection is available till the end of August - WSL, so don't miss out. You can get yours here!

Be sure to come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.


Sunday, 1 July 2018

S1807 - Highlight Reel CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our S1807 - Highlight Reel Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Kay's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs to see what has been created using our July Stamp of the Month - Highlight Reel!

My page layout was inspired by the layout on page 75 of Seasonal Expressions 2 (2018) that features this stamp set. 

I mostly work with double page layouts, so I created another page to go with the first one.

To create this layout, I used White Daisy, Pacifica, Willow, Cranberry & Lemon Cardstock, along with the gorgeous Central Park Paper Pack and sequins.

I stamped some of the icons onto scraps of the patterned paper and cut around them.

I also stamped a couple of the titles directly onto my page in coordinating ink colours. 

As well as using strips of the Blue Burlap Ribbon, I separated the strands on another strip and added that under some of the icons and photo to add more interest.

The July Stamp of the Month - S1807 - Highlight Reel is only available this month (July 2018)! You can get the stamp set for just $7.50 by placing an order of $75.00 or more with your consultant or you can purchase it for $27.00. If you don't already have a consultant, you can contact me or make your purchase here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our Blog Hop to see what Vandra has created.

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