National Scrapbook Month – Taste of Summer (International)

Welcome to a Taste of Summer Blog Hop!


There are 37 international contributors in this hop. I hope you have lots if fun and are inspired by the artwork being shared. If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore you are in the right place. If you loose your place along the way you can head to the complete list of hoppers here at Melinda Everitt’s Blog 

Given how cold it is getting here we just might be wishing it was summer  but we have lots of cosy opportunities to put the vibrant and fresh colour of this palette to our summertime photos. For more inspitation simply follow along on the blog hop. For even more follow the #ctmhtos tag on twitter and Instagram. This paper pack is pretty awesome and can be collected from your consultant today for just $12.95. No order minimums, no constraints! Woohooo!!!


I hope you are a little inspired by this layout!

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Almost 12 months ago (I seriously cannot believe it was that long ago) I was enjoying my second Tatse of Summer for the year on the oasis of Cancun. I knew the fresh and vibrant colours of this paper packet would be just right fro a couple of photos from my Booze Cruise Tequila party. Here is what I came up with using scraps of the Taste of Summer packet after doing 5 layouts and some cards following guides provided by CTMH! (Ask your consultant about the patterns for the layouts in the promotional material.) My point here is not only is this packet colourful, it goes a long way!

I have stamped the oranges and limes using pigment inks.

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From here the two colours need to blend. Light over dark may mean your light ink will pick up the darker colour and vice versa. Take care if you do not wish to have colours mixing on your little ink pads.

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I find these the best to get a nice blend of colours. Take care as you do this as cross contamination will occur – if you do not want your creme Brulee to turn green use a dauber to do this. I pat 2-3 colours onto the stamp. I stamped the image onto scrap white and then fussy cut. I always make more than I need as when I come to arrange them I prefer to have too much rather than not enough. I have used a variety of pigment inks to complete the fruit on the layout.

20150506_073334I stamped the glass with whisper and coloured it and the bottle with buttercup ink using secondary stamping. I used a heavy layer of liquid glass on each item to get a good rounded glassy look. If you are lucky you will also get a bubble in the right place.  I did these on spare cardstock and cut them out when they were perfectly dry. Liquid glass is good to cut!


Taste of Summer paper packs and the Coordinating stamp set are only available while we celebrate National Scrapbook Month. Be sure to contact your consultant today to find out what she has planed for NSM and order your paper and stamp.

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CTMH have also brought us a special stamp to coordinate with this paper packet. It is available this month only for $27. Don’t Miss out!

NSM stamp set

For your next step in the hop please hop along and see what Darlys has for you has in store for you.
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment before you move on!

Shopping list
The following CTMH products have been used in this layout.
Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Pigment inks set
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Pigment inks set
B1478 Ice-Cold Summer Occassions
D1647 Documenting Moments
White Daisy Card stock
3D Foam Tape
Liquid Glass
The following items will appear automatically with any purchase from the online store
CC1038 Taste of Summer Paper packet
CC1039 TOS Stamp set
I also used the alpha set from a previous campaign NLA.

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