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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop W

abc bloghop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter W. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their W element will be featured in their post. If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Amber’s blog ~ Scrapper’s Therapy

If you came from “Catherine’s Blog” (person above on the list) then you’re on the right track!

Waste Not Want Not with Washi Wonder!

For you today I am sharing the wonderful Washi Wonder stamp set. I am a bit of a hoarder but this stamp set prevents me from collecting too many rolls of washi tape. There are 24 designs on the stamp set and the colour combinations are unlimited with your choice of cardstock and inks. Even the shape can be dictated by you as you can trim down and shape up your washi pieces. Finally this is an awesome stamp set for all your wastage – those trims off your cricut cut sheets, that half inch you just chopped of that 12 inch piece of card, even a quarter inch or and eighth inch strip can be stamped for lots of fun and variety!

Womderful Washi is a fun versatile stamp set to use in all kinds of ways.

Wonderful Washi is a fun versatile stamp set to use in all kinds of ways.

I had Pinata photos to scrapbook and since the pinata is made with layers of colourful paper and ends up as and even more colourful mess the washi stamp set was perfect for the layout. ( I am debating adding even more to the page but I think there is enough there). I took the colours from the photo of the busted pinata and ran with that to get the look n this page.

Scrap pieces stamped ready to go

Scrap pieces stamped ready to go

I have stamped the background with Geometric Background Stamp set (D1559) and Lagoon ink, used the bright pink B and T duo paper from Chantilly and the purple from Laughing Lola as a background to photos mounted on colourful cardstock (Honey and Autumn Terracotta). To add the decorative touch I just randomly stamped coordinating colours onto scrap Colonial white cardstock and then selected pieces to look like they were holding the photos and elements onto the page. I am really pleased with the bit of fun the washi stamp has added to the layout and the photos. The title is done with the Urban Alphabet stamp set. I love that I do not run out of vowels anymore!

This is of course a special stamp set – exclusive to those who host a Close To My Heart Gathering as a special reward at a special price. I will say no more about how you get it other than to get in touch with your consultant now if you have not got this one yet! Be sure to host a gathering with your consultant before the current cycle (end of January) ends. Being summer holidays here in Australia I have a limited number of openings for gatherings in my area and I can help you organise a virtual one too! If you are too busy before Christmas ask us about the New Year! It will be your last chance to grab this stamp set.

Host reward stamp set has 24 washi tape designs in various sizes which exponentially increases your washi collection. Available to gathering hosts only.

Host reward stamp set has 24 washi tape designs in various sizes which exponentially increases your washi collection. Available to gathering hosts only.

If you prefer the real deal Washi Tape checkout these two cards using the Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape. One has the Washi Tape in the background. The stamp on the Front is from the Seasons Tweetings kit. The other is using the wide green Washi tape, pleated to form the tree. I added buttons using liquid glass and some sparkles to give it that bit of bling.

Pleated wide green washi tape makes a nice tree!

Pleated wide green washi tape makes a nice tree!

Washi Tape in the background.

Washi Tape in the background. Seasons Tweetings gift bag kit,

LIST OF SUPPLIES 

All supplies are available for ordering direct from my online store. Click Here to browse.

Host reward stamp set Washi Wonder – details available from your consultant.

Geometric Background D1559

Urban Alphabet (title) D1507 

Chantilly Paper Pack X7163B

Laughing Lola Paper pack X7170B 

Exclusive Inks Lagoon, Honey, Smoothie, Gypsy, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet,

Cardstock – Colonial White

Tombow Adhesive 1514

For the cards

Sarkle and Shine Washi Tape pack  z1907

Seasons Tweetings Gift Bag Kit  z1913

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Shelly Nemitz – Just One Piece. Hop on over there to see what she has in store for you.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way 🙂 Scrapper’s Therapy

Letter W on November 23

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~ Cat Scrapbooking- 

3. Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom

4. Shelly Nemitz – Just One Piece- 

We would really love more to join our hop. If you are interested please let Linda know.

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Picture yourself!

  • Picture yourself having loads of FUN with like minded creative people.
  • Picture yourself growing confidence in your creative talents.
  • Picture yourself in a room with dozens of other inky fingers.
  • Picture yourself with a funky machine doing all that fancy cutting for you.
  • Picture yourself with growing self confidence.
  • Picture yourself with new Friends.
  • Picture yourself with access to hundred of free and discounted products giving you an affordable hobby.
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Picture this funky brand new scrapbooking product being yours when you join my team!

Picture this funky brand new scrapbooking product being yours when you join my team!

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Since joining Close To My Heart I have blossomed! My creative buttons have all been turned on, my confidence us up and my team is growing. I have gone from a struggling direct selling consultant to a successful team leader in a short few months of the change over to this company. CTMH is NEW for us in Australia but the company is very solid with a sound 30 year reputation in the USA and they have it right! I have made some awesome new friendships, I have been fully acknowledged for successes, had some awesome events, and I save a LOT of money doing what I love – scrapbooking and crafting and teaching other how to do it too. EVERYONE is welcome is the company motto and I just love how welcoming that feels. I have team members brand new to scrapbooking, as well as those with loads of experience in paper craft who constantly inspire me. The support and training from CTMH is not just applicable to running a business – it is also applicable to every day life.

Here is what Founding Director Diane Lampert has had to say about Becoming part of the Close To My Heart opportunity

“After 15 years with Creative Memories in Australia, I wondered what my future held when the company ceased operations. Uncertainty turned to certainty—the BEST THING EVER—a new business opportunity with Close To My Heart!

The results are astounding: my Team business is larger than it was previously and my Team is thriving; attendance at events is at an all-time high; new Consultants are engaged and enthusiastic, and everyone is happy working with the expansive Close To My Heart product line and this wonderful company. It’s so exciting to be involved in this fresh start!

Company founder Jeanette Lynton has built this debt-free company over the past 30 years and she has a vision for the next 30 years that every single member of the corporate team embraces and executes every day. Instead of being worried about the direction of my future, I am proud to represent Close To My Heart products and the brand that has been passionately built for many years.

I encourage anyone thinking about making a switch to consider Close To My Heart. I am thankful to have a solid, fun, welcoming new home that values memory keeping as much as I do!”  —  Diane Lampert, Senior Executive Director

You can read more testimonials here.

The bottom line for me is this: I have rediscovered my happy place with Close To My Heart and have total faith that I will be part of this family for many years to come. It would be awesome to share that joy with you and NOW is an especially good time for you to do that. 

Everyone who joins Close To My Heart between now and December 15th will have the opportunity to get this brand new product FREE as soon as it is launched! Isn’t it awesome!

A sneak peek at 6 of the 8 designs coming with this brand new exciting product - your free after joining and qualifying with CTMH

A sneak peek at 6 of the 8 designs coming with this brand new exciting product – your free after joining and qualifying with CTMH

This program provides you with the ease of scrapbooking life’s moments as they happen. With adorable pre-designed cards featuring unique sentiments, icons, and journaling space, all you have to add is your own photo collection! The several themes can be mixed and matched for more versatility. The prompts on several of the cards will help you creatively journal, and the various assortments of Memory Protectors™ will make your finished products truly unique.

Now I did mention a Funky Machine to do all the cutting for you. Here in Australia Close To My Heart consultants have exclusive access to ArtDeco Creations, the official importers of the Cricut Machine which we all need to make the most of the fantastic Cricut cartridges by Close To My Heart. Not only do these cartridges carry 700 images, Close To My Heart regularly posts inspirational ideas and how to’s to support our use of these cartridges! Picture this one as a Christmas gift – from your special other or yourself to YOU! You deserve it don’t you?

The Cricut Exppression II Contact me today to find out more about how you can get one of these essential crafting machines.

The Cricut Exppression II Contact me today to find out more about how you can get one of these essential crafting machines.

Why YOU?

Whether you are an experienced crafter, a total newbie, a seasoned network seller or just for me hobbyist you will be very welcome with Close To My Heart!

You will have compensation and incentives

  • 22% base comission and up to 35% comission
  • Access to training, team events, webinars, conventions and retreats. Training includes hands on creating!
  • A huge diversity of products! 100’s of them!! If you have looked at our Product Launch Guide you may feel just a tad excited about the range and variety….wait till Feb 1st when we have the FULL range here in Australia!
  • If you join now you will have access to this full range in January!
  • All the passion and support from CTMH for memory keeping and memory making with top selling scrapbooking products

Picture yourself making the switch! 

If you have been a consultant for another company, scrapbooking or any other direct selling for that matter, take a look at this

Can you feel the warmth and hear the excitement of Christine? That is what Close To My Heart is all about! I would love to have you join my team! Near or far, as long as you are in Australia I can help you to get started!

Picture yourself as part of a team of wonderful remote from the city consultants who network and support each other. Come and join my team!

*Your Invitation*

For those of you within Cooee of Mildura I extend to you an invitation to attend one or two events within the next week.

  • Sunday Nov 24th we have a play day at the Mildura Masonic Centre. You are welcome to attend for FREE if you mention this post. I will give you the details when you book in.
  • Monday Nov 25th Come along and meet team members and learn more about Close To My Heart. This is another free one for you – just let me know you intend to come. I have challenged myself to run out of chairs! (Have you ever counted how many chairs you have in your home?)

For those of you too far away or unable to come give me a holler via the form below and I will meet with you at another time for coffee or contact you by phone. There is absolutely no need for you to miss out on one of the boxes I have here ready and waiting for you!

Here are some important links for you

The kit

Joining offer information

The Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program

Use the form below and I will send you more details such as the full compensation plan and the T and C’s.

 

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Hip pics albums make an awesome gift!

Do you like to brag? I am a bragging Nana and now I have this awesome little handbag size album to go bragging with!

This is the awesome little hip pics album. The project features my Grandson on his first birthday at his cake smash photo shoot.

This is the awesome little hip pics album. The project features my Grandson on his first birthday at his cake smash photo shoot.

For those of you looking for the perfect Christmas gift here is an idea that will suit your budget, your time, and a number of different people on your list. The Hip Pics Album kit is now available to CTMH Australia for just $18 and can be done quickly and easily in under two hours. I did this one for myself, but can see it would easily make a fabulous gift for a loved one in a number of ways. A Hip Pics Album is a fast, easy, cost effective project for you to make for someone special- and we all know how much people love gifts with photos and memories in them – or you can purchase a kit for your best friend or mum who are crafters themselves. If you want just that Hip Pic album and use your stash to decorate it that is possible too as they can be ordered on their own for $12 each.

Assuming the photos are already picked out and printed in under an hour you could have this done – a little more if you like to decorate more.

Check out these pages

hip pics album pages mini pocket 3

There are 8 white pocket pages  in the book therefore room for 16 photos. All you need to do is trim photos to suit the 4×4 window and mount them on a piece of cardstock 4 1/4 x 6 and slide it into the sleeve. Put one photo each side of the card. Then decorate and journal. in the ample space below and around the borders.

The kit comes with 5 sheets of petite die cuts in kraft, navy blue, pink, aqua and yellow and are just the right mini size for these 4×4 photo windows. The kit also comes with a coordinating stamp set so you can decorate those die cut embellishments with your ink. Add more decoration with sentiments and icons from other stampsets in your stash (if you are like me and need to decorate a little more!) By the end of the project you will still have loads of those die cuts ready to pop into another Hip Pics album. If you would like to make one but do not have ‘all the gear’ let me know and we’ll get you booked into a class to get one done.

Isn’t this just darling?

awesome pages done fast makes good sense for a great gift!

awesome pages done fast makes good sense for a great gift!

Items used to create this project are all available online now at my Jen’s Creative Classroom Close To My Heart online shop. If you join in on this months Monthly Virtual Gathering you may end up being the winning host and earn some great rewards. Click the link here an select join the November Virtual Gathering to do your shopping. You can simply enter the codes listed below or jump straight to the Holidays from the Heart guide to fin the Hip Pics Album and more. Don’t forget, you can get Stamp of the Month Illuminate for just $5 with a $75 purchase, and a free starred item from Holidays from the Heart with every $130 purchase!

Items Used in the Hip Pics Album

Hip Pics Album Kit Z1915

Exclusive inks – slate Z2173. Outdoor Denim Z2140, Indian Corn Blue Z2130, Cranberry, Z2116

Stampsets from Artiste cricut collection Z1790 and Artbooking collection  Z1906

Bakers twine neutral assortment Z1701

Cranberry 1272 and Slate X5930 Card Stock 

Adhesives – Tombow adhesive 1514   Memory Book glue dots 1772   3D Foam Tape Z1151

Find your happy in getting scrappy

Jen

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CTMH Stamps of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard the  Australasian Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from  Lauren’s blog 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 this double page layout in my My Crush Bluebird book which features  Illuminate Stamp of the Month.  I am loving this stamp and I hope my contribution will inspire you!

I decided to work with the light imagery of this stamp and took a dive into my Bluebird My Crush Book. I love My Crushbooks as they are very versatile journals. They are a quick and easy to complete legacy to leave for the family if they dare to read one day. They are also a trendy way for tweens to scrapbook.

Illuminate is the starting point for all of the ideas on this double page in Bluebird My Crush book.

Illuminate is the starting point for all of the ideas on this double page in Bluebird My Crush book.

As light imagery and spirituality are my theme for the page I googled quotes and sayings about the same. (Gotta love how a google search can provide inspiration based on two keywords.) I looked in images for the ones I used here.

I then picked a double page in my Bluebird My Crush book with no other motiff on it. My SOTM ‘Illuminate’ is to provide this. Then I went taking photos. (Go On…you do do it too don’t you?) I decided on my Buddha and my mirrored melt pot because they reflected the sayings I collected. Time to get crafty!

How to get a nice circle with that little candle stamp.

How to get a nice circle with that little candle stamp.

First I had to work out my Buddha saying. I grabbed a scrap of cardstock, punched a 1 1/2 inch circle and lightly adhered this to the center of the cardstock I am using. I then took that dainty tiny candle stamp and stamped at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock around the circle Then I stamped between these and was able to fit two more in between. While doing this be sure to turn your work so your candle lies in line with the center of the circle (or imagine it lining up with clock hands) . I removed the circle, cut a tiny candle (A rectangle with a concave end!) and stuck it into the center. I used Juniper markers to shade the sides and white chalk marker to suggest dripping wax. With a fine black marker I drew the flame. Using Honey alcohol marker I added a glow to the little candles and a flame in the center one. I then penned the verse in as neatly and as evenly as I could. It isn’t perfect, but it doesn’t need to be – it is handcrafted!

Candles in the round, inspired by an image with the saying.

Candles in the round, inspired by an image with the saying.

I dug through my Bluebird memories assortment and came up with the card that inspired one of the sayings I found. I decided to emulate, just a little, the popularity of typography right now and used the letter stickers in the pack for key words. I have also added one of the cute envelopes, again with a saying.

The perfect prompt and lettering in the assortment

The perfect prompt and lettering in the assortment

Most of the rest is all done using the illuminate stamp set – the lovely lamp base, hanging lanterns, titles and sentiments all stamped in black using Illuminate. For the lantern on the big lamp I first stamped the page, then a piece of cardstock. By fussy cutting this and popping it over the base stamp I got some nice dimension as well as colour onto the page.

The lantern is stamped twice - the second on colour and mounted over the first

The lantern is stamped twice – the second on colour and mounted over the first

I have used the following products in this design.

Exclusive Inks Black Z2105

My Crush Bluebird book Z1856

My Crush Memories Assortment Z1888

Exclusive Colour Palette Cardstock Twilight X5666, Goldrush 1243 Champagne X5931

Exclusive Inks Alcohol Markers Honey Z2415 Juniper Z2403

White Chalk Marker Z1767

Cricut Art Philosophy Seasons Stamp set – Art Philosophy collection Z1686

SOTM Illuminate S1311A

Illuminate Stamp of the month (SOTM) You can purchase this stampset for just $5 with every $75 purchase. Head to jenscreativeclassroom.ctmh.com.au now and place your order!

Illuminate Stamp of the month (SOTM) You can purchase this stampset for just $5 with every $75 purchase. Head to jenscreativeclassroom.ctmh.com.au now and place your order!

I do believe I will be adding another little saying to this page

The light of Sacred Wisdom shines in us all

This exclusive  stamp of the month is only available during November. It can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $24.00 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order in my online store Jen’s Creative Classroom.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading bacl to where it all begins at Mandy’s Hall of Indulgence.Thank you for stopping by.

Jen

Magical Days Countdown to Christmas part 2

Hello and welcome to the promised part 2 of my Magical Days of Christmas Flip calendar. if you missed part 1, it is here.

Our journey continues with stamps, cricut cuts and  bit of glitter and shine!

13 stars and bling

13 stars and bling

15 Summer fun!

15 Summer fun! The frame is from Artbooking

16 Inpired by the postage stamp style I cut this mat with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge

16 Inpired by the postage stamp style I cut this mat with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge

I lacy frame was needed to go with 16. The cricut is becoming my friend!

I lacy frame was needed to go with 16. The cricut is becoming my friend!

Trees and more tress. By now my inspiration is truly coming from the stamp design!

Trees and more tress. By now my inspiration is truly coming from the stamp design!

BTW have you finished your shopping? By the 19th you are running out of time!

BTW have you finished your shopping? By the 19th you are running out of time!

Oh little tree...

Oh little tree…oh little sparkle stamp! 

I love this little tree stamp – and at just $4 it is a very useful addition to my Christmas stamp collection!

21 swirls and curls

21 swirls and curls

I love the various artbooking pages in the Artbooking Cartridge and this swirly curly one is no different. I added a splash of glitter here having discovered the ease of a generous dose of Mod Podge and a sprinkle of glitter. If you do this do it on baking paper for easy return of excess to the bottle and binning the rest.

Awesome overlay on the Artbooking cartridge, a bit of Mod Podge and glitter, a reindeer and voila Christmas is all bling and shine

Awesome overlay on the Artbooking cartridge, a bit of Mod Podge and glitter, a reindeer and voila Christmas is all bling and shine

Overlays….oh my! I love the Artbooking overlays and this was cut quickly and easily with Artbooking. As a bonus I have the negative shapes ready to put on other projects! The reindeer is also in Artbooking – a touch of glitter and a sparkle red nose added a finishing touch.

Baubles and the circle shape from the halloween section of the Artbooking cartridge comes to life for Christmas

Baubles and the circle shape from the Halloween section of the Artbooking cartridge comes to life for Christmas. All I had to do was think outside Halloween – lollies go with Christmas and the round shape of the page suited the bauble. 

Ho Ho Ho it is so hot where I am I would be hoping for snow!

Ho Ho Ho it is so hot where I am I would be hoping for snow!

It is by now Christmas eve and in the land downunder we are likely to be cooling off in a pool in my region! It may be over 40 Celsius here! The kids are excited with the traditional image of Santa and his Reindeer, and we can only dream of cool snow. Ho Ho Ho we have our Christmas cheer on at least! The Ho Ho Ho stamp is another of those cute little $4 ones that is essential to my little collection.

December 25 cut right from the Artbooking Cartridge!

December 25 cut right from the Artbooking Cartridge!

This page is cut at recommended settings in Artbooking. The Yo Yo is 2  2×12 inch strips accordion folded at 1/4 inch. Onto these I have popped a sparkly snowflake and finally the 25 stamp. I used white behind ‘December’ to help it pop out!

I have enjoyed doing this project and look forward to taking a page off  the stand as each day goes by and journaling or adding a photo each day.

All products used in this project are available from my online store to any resident in Australia. Why not head over there now and start shopping?

Your Wish list to make this project:

  • WOTG Sparkle and Shine pack G1071
  • Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack X7176B
  • Magical Days Stamp Set D1552
  • Santa Clause Stamp Set C1567
  • Santa’s Greeting M1028
  • Tee Delights M1032
  • SOTM Scandinavian wishes S1310
  • Silver  Z1799 and Red Z1848 Shimmer trim
  • White Chalk Marker Z1767
  • Inks – Slate Z2173 Cranberry Z2116 Juniper Z2165 Colonial white Z2168 or white daisy Z2163
  • Flip Stand Z1896
  • Artbooking Cricut Collection Z1906
  • Art Philosophy  Cricut Collection Z1686
  • 3D foam Tape Z1151

If you do not have a Cricut machine yet ask me how you can get one at wholesale price just in time for Christmas! 

* The Holidays from the Heart guide has starred items. You are entitled to one FREE starred item with every $130 purchase. Order online and have your goodies sent straight to your door. All orders over $75 are also able to get Stamp Of The Month (SOTM) for just $5. Awesome savings for you!

** The Holidays from the Heart catalogue now includes more products including washi tape and gift bags – take a look!

If you have questions at all please post a comment and I will try and answer them for you. If you live in or around Sunraysia and want to see this and many more projects, or join in on a Play Day let me know. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let your Light Shine with Illuminate

I love the Stamp of the Month Program with Close To My Heart and this month’s stamp brings with it lots of Vintage Chic appeal as well as positive messages of hope and love. ‘Faith Shine’s Bright’, ‘Let your light shine through’, ‘If there is light in the soul there will be beauty in the person’, Images of light abound in our life and our stories, and we can easily relate to the symbolism that goes with the word ‘light’. I have only just started on uses for this stamp set.

Illuminate! What a perfect name!

Illuminate Stamp of the month (SOTM) You can purchase this stampset for just $5 with every $75 purchase. Head to jenscreativeclassroom.ctmh.com.au now and place your order!

Illuminate Stamp of the month (SOTM) You can purchase this stampset for just $5 with every $75 purchase. Head to jenscreativeclassroom.ctmh.com.au now and place your order!

While this stamp set can be seen as for Christmassy pags and cards,  as a complement of the Sparkle and Shine  paper and stamp collection, I like to think it can be so much more! As a result I am pleased to give you some examples to get you thinking about what has brought, or is bringing light into your life!

I have often used light in reflections I have prepared. Light is a timeless symbol of faith, wisdom and joy. In this stamp set we have the Chic lamp base and a range of lanterns which is very trendy and quite ‘Parisienne‘; a string of lights that can highlight being centre stage, sentiments for a range of hope and gratitude moments and even the cutest little candle. Can you see it here?

Let Your Light Shine Artbook page

I celebrate the ‘light’ and excitement my first two team members give me on a regular basis. I am also very much into artbooking and invite you to follow along with the artbooking videos CTMH are producing in their series Artbooking Made Easy. For this page I have used the cricut and Artbooking Cartridge to cut photo mat 1on p44 at the recomended 8″ which is perfect for the My Creations Kraft 3 ring binder. From the same page I cut ‘inspire’ (title – shift)  I also cut the small overlay from page 50 (Overlay – shift) at 8 inches (it doesn’t turn out that big!) to create the lattice fence look. Everything else on this page is stamped using the stamps in the Illuminate set as well as the swirls around set,

First I random stamped some colonial white cardstock big enough to back the lattice piece with the little round radiant light stamp using Topiary. I then fixed the lattice to this and trimmed to fit. The word inspire was cut with the cricut when I did the page so I have coloured this up by smudging it with Hollyhock Pigment ink. Then I stamped the background on the page itself with the lamp base, a lamp, the lights across the top, the title, and on the tab I put the sentiment.  I trimmed my photo to fit within the lattice overlay shape. The lattice is adhered as a pocket using foam tape at sides and about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom so the photo slides in and out. I did this as behind the photo is my journalling! I like to create surprises in my artbooking!

Artbooking page using Illuminate stamp of the month set.

Artbooking page using Illuminate stamp of the month set.

Key Products Used – Cardstock Champagne, Colonial white, New England Ivy; Inks Slate, Topiary; Stamps S1311 Illuminate and D1551 Swirls around; Cricut Artbooking cartridge from the Artbooking Collection Z1906

 

In the second project I just happened to have some awesome photos of lights and the sentiments on the stamp set matched these photos perfectly. Not only is this page about the lights but about the awesome  mood of the evening I spent with fellow Close To My Heart consultants at dinner in the Spaghetti Tree in Melbourne while at Creative Kickoff .

I also like to step out of the box with papers and these are 100% from the Babycakes Workshop on the go kit! Yep, the page has nothing to do with babies, but the stripe, the orange and the yellow were all colours I needed to enhance the lampshades and the embellishments added an additional bit of fun light to the page!  The bronze shimmer trim did not go astray either! As to techniques, here I really really sanded the Sunset paper edge – using a foam sanding scrubber! I inked the edge of the orange stripe and the yellow print, and rolled up the edge on the striped piece before adhering it all down. The actual layout is based on one of the designs in that awesome book we all get in our kits ‘Reflections’ scrapbook program, p40.

Faith Shines bright was the perfect caption for this exciting evening of fellowship.

Faith Shines Bright was the perfect caption for this exciting evening of fellowship.

Key Products Used – Cardstock and B and T duos paper from Babycakes WOTG G1068  Inks –  Slate; Bling buttons – the assortment in Babycakes WOTG available separately Z1869 Stamps S1311 Illuminate and D1551 Swirls around; Bakers twine is from the Harvest Assortment Z1751; Reflections scrapbook program 9037

 

It is so easy to get hold of these  SOTM (stamp of the month stamp sets) for just $5 instead of the full price of $24. All you need to do is place an order to the value of $75 or more and it is yours for $75.  Don’t forget our Holidays from the Heart promotion continues with the addition of a FREE starred item with every order valued over $130. If you do not have Artbooking for your Cricut, grab that, get your $5 stamp of the month AND a free Holidays from the Heart item! That means awesome savings for you!  If you do not have a Cricut contact me for details on how you can get one at a very exclusive price with all Australian Warranty.

You can see these projects at upcoming workshops and events. If you would like to know more drop me a line and I will send you my latest newsletter. or subscribe online at my Facebook Page

I would love to have your feedback! Please feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to respond. I hope your creative brain has been ‘enlightened’ and you are inspired by this awesome stamp set. I can’t wait to see what others have done with it. Follow my pins for more ideas so graciously shared by other Close To My Heart Consultants and Customers.

Stay Tuned – part 2 of the Artbook Advent Calendar is coming!