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These Are My People Blog Hop

Hop along to enjoy creative ideas using the latest Close To My Heart products. www.passionateaboutpages.com


Welcome to the CTMH Australasian These Are My People Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.



If you arrived from  Doris's Blog, Creative Inspirations, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and…

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Yesterday & Today Australasian Blog Hop

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When your photos feature vibrant colours, you want your page background to be a subtle addition.  This simple layout let's the photos do all the talking.

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Yesterday & Today Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Lauren's Blog, CTMH Craftings, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I…

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How to become a better storyteller in your scrapbook albums

Let’s take a walk down memory lane



  • What was the first scrapbook album you worked on?
  • How did you feel putting it together?
  • When you look back at that album what emotions does it stir for you?
  • Have you shared that album with others?
  • What was their reaction?


It’s interesting that when I’ve asked these questions of other scrapbookers no-one has ever answered with,



“Page 3 had the cutest piece of paper on it!" or



“The way I shaped and layered the border embellishments on page 16 was just aw…

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Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S2003- Family Legacy

Hop along to enjoy creative ideas using the latest Close To My Heart products. www.passionateaboutpages.com


Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Maz's blog, https://artymaz.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/close-to-my-heart-family-legacy-march-stamp-of-the-month-australasian-blog-hop/ you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Family Legacy (S…

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Oh My Heart Collection

Close To My Heart’s Oh My Heart collection is available through to Feb 29, 2020 https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/


The Oh My Heart collection includes a paper pack, stickers, co-ordinating cardstock and a stamp set.  You can purchase items individually or as a bundle.  There is also a downloadable instruction handout filled with inspiration for 1 layout, 1 single page and 40 cards.  Be sure to save this handout so you can replicate the patterns over and over in different paper packs.  When you switch the sentiments out or flip the papers over they transform from Valentines to any theme you desire.



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Keep Your Head Up Australasian Blog Hop

Help Close To My Heart Raise Funds for Australian Bushfire Relief



Welcome to the Keep Your Head Up blog hop. Today I have teamed up with 2 sister consultants to share creative inspiration using Close To My Heart's fundraising stamp set. This is a circular hop. You may have arrived from Dannii's blog, a link from my Facebook page or stumbled upon us by accident. Regardless of how you got here, you are welcome! Simply read through my post, click the link to the next consultant and continue …

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Celebrate Today Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Celebrate Today Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.



If you arrived from  Megan’s Blog, Crop Craft Create,  you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it wil…

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Engagement Party Photo Prop Frame

Love is in the air



Mike and I had the great joy of hosting an engagement party for our daughter and her fiancé recently.  Many of their close friends, family members and some of Kathryn’s scrapbook aunties joined us.  I had a lot of fun creating this frame for photo opportunities.



It's not difficult to make a decorative frame but it does take some time.  Start early so you can enjoy the process and play around with placement of elements before you commit to gluing them down. The proposal happ…

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Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S2002- Cherishing Her

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Lauren's Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Cherishing Her (S2002E) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.


There are two versions of this …

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Holographic Papers - they are magical!

This post comes with a warning: Holographic papers are completely addictive! Once you start using them in your paper craft projects you will begin thinking of an endless array of applications.



What is Holographic Paper?



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Holographic paper has been coated with a metallic-like finish that reflects light, creating a range of colours depending on the angle it is held to the light. Once added to a card or scrapbook pa…

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