Saturday, May 20, 2017

Little Dreamer Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our feature paper pack "Little Dreamer" Close to My Heart Blog Hop for Australasia. If you have arrived here from Kara's blog then welcome, and welcome to those who arrived here by accident.

This paper pack is unashamedly girly and cute.  My youngest daughter wanted to be a unicorn when she grew up (until she started school and realised the improbability of this happening!)  Needless to say, this paper pack is absolutely perfect for her.  It lends itself really well to cute, girly pages celebrating fun and friendship and I just love the unicorn stamp in the Little Dreamer Cardmaking stamp.

This pack also works really well with the Whimsy Fundamentals, and the complements are so sweet and sparkly too! I made a couple of quick cards with leftovers and scraps from some other compliments packs. I love how many colours are in this pack - it makes it very easy to coordinate and use up bits of cardstock! I hope you enjoy using Little Dreamer as much as I have.  

Happy National Scrapbooking Month to you. May we all find joy in celebrating and sharing those precious moments captured by our photos! To see more of the hop keep going by following to Megan's blog
Till next time,
Keep smiling,

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Live Beautifully" Australasian Blog Hop

This month is National Scrapbooking Month and Close to My Heart are celebrating with a gorgeous "Live Beautifully" Paper pack ($23) and stamp set ($27) and the "Live Beautifully" Cut Above Kit (5 double page layouts with page protectors for only $68.50!) This is a GREAT month for those new to scrapbooking to scoop up a bargain with the Live Beautifully Album Kit - a grey or black album, cut above pages and protectors, a black pen and a tape runner all for only $103.95! If you have photos on your phone and not printed, or if you have never scrapbooked before, then this is the month to make those memories shine!

If you have arrived here from Kara's blog then welcome.  Welcome back to all of my regular readers too.

Most of us will be running special National Scrapbooking Month workshops this month so contact your consultant to find out more!

These first few layouts are from the Cut Above kit.  The last one I really mixed it up a bit by using some of the "No Worries" complements and paper to give it a beach theme.

This one was done using the Live Beautifully Paper Pack:

 This one is based on a layout by Jo Armstrong (a very talented Kiwi consultant) - the champagne ink was just the right colour to match my cream coloured wedding dress. Great to finally get these 14 year old photos scrapped!

I also wanted to show you that this paper pack is not just great for formal/girly/love photos.  This ombre Seaglass paper was perfect with a little bit of Whimsy fundamentals to create a super quick layout for my son.

Then these are two simple cards I taught my customers this month - both using the Live Beautifully Stamp set (one with some scraps from my big organiser full of paper scraps, Cranberry and Fern ink and the other with Sea Glass ink and the black floral paper with the ombre seaglass paper from the Live Beautifully Paper Pack.

Both designs took inspiration from my fabulous friend Jacquie Paech.

So many talented consultants have done stunning work with this beautiful collection!

Now for more inspiration head over to Shaunna's blog at  Don't forget to contact your consultant to make the most of these special May only products (and if you don't have a consultant yet then feel free to shop with me at

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop for the Live, Laugh, Love Stamp of the Month for May.
If you have arrived here from you are in the right place. Just keep following the links at the end of each blog to go right around.

I absolutely LOVE this stamp.  You can see from my blog header that this is one of my favourite maxims and something I very much try to live by.

The text on this stamp is so versatile - it looks entirely different using different techniques.
My first card used gold embossing powder, gold glitter paper and the lovely gold foil print from our National Scrapbook Day feature paper (which will be in a Blog hop all of its own this month!)

The same "Love" stamp looks totally different in black memento ink and pen work.

This little birthday card used some of our new "Little Dreamer" paper (which will also make an appearance in a Blog Hop this month!) I teamed it with a scrap of fundamentals and some white twine.

Although this stamp is perfect for cards I also love it on album pages:

This one uses Whimsy Fundamentals, Little Dreamer and glacier cardstock.

And this is crystal blue cardstock, Little dreamer paper and assorted leftovers from complements packs.

But this one is my favourite: Sapphire cardstock, the seaglass ombre paper and rose paper from our "Live Beautifully" NSD pack and a few of my most favourite recent photos!

So that is it for me. Now take a peak at . Enjoy the Blog hop!