Hello and welcome aboard our April Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Georgia O’Shea – Georgia Creates 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 a creation which features Close To My Heart’s April Stamp of the Month Life In Pictures
I love taking pictures don’t you? Our stamp of the month Life In Pictures is the perfect addition to a scrapbooker’s collection of embellishments for pages. It is important to tell the story that matters to you!
I recently completed this page to share with you. I have used some pieces from the Charlotte paper collection, some pages from My Crush Everyday Life pages and our lovely Black Overlay PML cards to design the page and really focus on the story in pictures. I have decorated with The Stamp of the Month Life in Pictures, the Charlotte Compliments and triangles make up the bling from the Black Fundamentals Assortment.
This page really represents the essence of scrapbooking for me – the importance of capturing a moment that has a great personal significance and spending some time to show through my decoration that while it may not be startling for someone else at that moment in time I was in a pretty special place. Pages either side of this in my album will cover where I am exactly, (at Xcaret evening show in Mexico, the climax IMO of my trip to Mexico) but this layout shows I did treat myself to a little first class service for the first time on the trip and I am very glad I did!
From a layout perspective I am showing here we can capture the essence of our photos through embellishments from many sources. I have mixed and matched papers, card stock, PML cards, Stamps and Bling, all listed below. I stamped the images in Black and coloured with a little Desert Sand Watercolour Pencil to emphasis the shadows a bit. I did fussy cut them and the mounted them to black and almost fussy cut them a second time which has given them that extra dimension. I hope you enjoy!
This exclusive Stamp of the Month is only available during April. It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $27 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. Enjoy the convenience of direct shipping. Your discounted stamp will be offered when your order qualifies for te discount so you will not miss out. Be sure to say yes to the Monthly Virtual Gathering to be in the draw for special rewards.
I’d love to have your feedback so please leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,Denise Tarlinton- Scrap Stamp Share
Charlotte Paper Packet X7205B
Charlotte Complements X7205C
Picture My Life™ Overlay Black Z3145
Fundamental Assortment Black Z3104
April 2016: Life in Pictures
You will also need
- Watercolour Pencils
- Black Ink
- Bonding Memories Glue stick
- Memory Book Glue Dots
- Le pen Journalling Pen
- Black Cardstock