Mixing it up with Close To My Heart – Scrapbook Layout

Love At First Sight baby scrapbook layout with Close To My Heart I Heart Us, Heart Happy & CTMH Mix-in Papers.

Over the weekend I decided to finally scrap the new born photo of my grand niece. And thought I would mix it up using some stamping as well as different alphabet stamps & different Close To My Heart Paper Suites.

I started off with the stamping using the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts (I think this will be my most used stamp set of the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea book) and coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I was going to reproduce the look I done on a card for the Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers post but scrapbook style. But well I have misplaced my Black Marker & if anyone knows where I put it, please let me know as I know its friends are missing the black being in the roll up marker case with them. So well instead of wasting time I continued on a different path.

I then started to layer papers behind my photo so I had a sense of where I could place it amongst the flowers that I had stamped. I added some I Heart Us Paper & Heart Happy Paper, as they had the pinks that went with the Peony’s that I coloured, plus the Heart Happy Paper finishes up this month & well I Heart Us Paper is the featured paper so it made sense to use these.

I also needed some contrast so found some black spotted in the Mix-in Paper but there was also a fab pink stripe on one of the z strips. In the end I added more black in other ways than using the paper.

The mixing didn’t stop at the paper, I also created a title that mixed up two alphabet stamps & some chipboard letters & the I really like how it all turned out.

The word Love if from the I Heart Us Complements (oh my I love these) & I did a bit of doodling around the heart O. I really liked how you can see some of the peony peeking through the letters. The word at (stamped with Simply Said) was stamped directly onto the page (amazed that I did not somehow drop the stamp & stuffed that up) & finished off with some clear sparkles. I fussy cut out First (stamped with Solid Classroom Alphabet) and stuck them with foam tape over a wash of shimmer and well as I had the Simply Said stamp set out I just used that to stamped Sight onto some scrap. I layered this word over some paper & vellum strips.

My final bit of mixing it up (ok ignore the accidental double stamped flower – it didn’t stamp correctly & I miss-aligned second go & it was the last flower added – always the way) was with some Die Cuts (or Thin Cuts as they are known from Close To My Heart) I used two different Fancy Tags (one of which is cut in half & the other a top 1/3rd was cut off) & I added strip that had bee decorated with one of the Decorative Borders (seriously one of my fav dies) to crate a journalling spot.

I actually replicated this circle journalling spot (without the journalling ) & added it in amongst the layers of paper I used around my photo.

Anyway I hope you like my little mixed up scrapbooking layout – it shows that all the Close To My Heart Products co-ordinate together nicely. You just need to pull out the bits & pieces to see how they work together.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!


Flash Sale – Come Join the Fun!!!

June CTMH Flash Sale www.maz.ctmh.com.auNews flash! During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check back each Saturday during June to find a new set of bundles.

There will be lots to choose from at various discount levels and price points, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Tuesday while supplies last!

To celebrate I am also throwing a Facebook Party Event – First one is on now. I will be having Challenges & templates & share ideas so you can have fun & shop from the comfort of your home.
This is the Ultimate Instalife™ Bundle and is one of the dozens of bundles on sale. See this weekend's batch of bundles by heading to www.maz.ctmh.com.au
This is the Ultimate Instalife™ Bundle and is one of the dozens of bundles on sale. See this weekend’s batch of bundles by heading to www.maz.ctmh.com.au

Flash Sale bundles will be posted at 7:00 am (AEST) each Saturday and will be removed at 7:00 am (AEST) the following Tuesday.Flash Sale – Come Join the Fun!!!

Introducing Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 2016

Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book www.maz.ctmh.com.au
Say hello to the New Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. This new Idea Book (and yeas we call it an idea book because it holds lots of ideas on how to use the products within it)contains 3 New My Reflections™ Scrapbook Product lines; Calypso, Magical and Florence.

Each line has coordinating Complements & Accessories. Along with stamps that easily work with the products. Of course you can always mix & match stamps, papers, complements & accessories to make something uniquely you.

Calypso Paper Packet Calypso – No not the nymph in Greek mythology, but the fun funky summer Island inspired line. Think Flamingos, Pineapples, sipping cocktails on the beach.
Tickled Pink (C1651) Hawaiian Hibiscus (B1527)
Magical Paper Packet Magical – Well you asked for paper & products to go with your Disney Photos and this is it! But the beauty of this paper line is that you can use it for so much more than just Disney. With the bright funky primary colours it would be great for any Birthday or Outdoor moment.
Amusement Park (D1688) Fairytale Birthday (B1534)
Florence Paper Packet Florence – With rich ornate patterns that could be used for a vintage look, a shabby chic look or bring in some metallics to create an orient look. This is a lovely paper line.
Ornate Blossoms (D1687) A Bunch of Love (C1647)

Whatever your style is there is something in this little idea book for everyone.

Remember to order using the Maz Gathering: Mystery Hostess Link so that your name will be entered to win the Hostess rewards for April. You can even add a FREE copy of the New Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 2016 to your order.

You could win FREE product & possibly up to 50% off product. Names will be drawn May 31, 2016 – Good Luck

Make sure you take the time to round up your order & donate some money to Operation Smile™, an organisation that provides free, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my introduction to the New Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 2016, I hope you enjoy this idea book as much as I do.


Baby, I’m Worth It!

Baby, I’m Worth It!: Become a CTMH ConsultantSigning up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever.

Not only do you as a new Team member do you get a beautiful New Consultant Kit at a new, lower price, but when you submit $450 AUD in personal sales within your first 30 days*, you get a choice of either a FREE Cricut® collection or $145 AUD in Select Product Credit and that’s in addition to the Straight To The Top start-up bonus that you’ll earn along the way!

Signing up to become a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant is easy, affordable, and takes just a couple of minutes online. Watch the videos to learn more!

Questions? There are lots of answers on Join My Team along with why I joined.

Offer valid 1 April 2016 (9:00 am AEDT) – 30 April 2016 (11:59 pm AEST). Cricut® collections available while supplies last. Shipping/handling will be charged based on the retail value of the free Cricut® collection.