Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the most lovely paper suite matching complements, kits, stamp sets and ribbon, which is featured this month. If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards: Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
I have to say that this is one of my very favourite ranges we've played with in ages. I love the natural look of the papers, fibres, fabric, wood, earthy tones and forest pages. This suits so many of my photos of living in the Perth Hills and doing lots of camping as a Scout leader and being a scouting family. The sentiments are amazing, the stamps of leaves and trees and titles are awesome. Enjoy what myself and all the ladies in this hop have created.
Workshops Your Way® Fresh Air Scrapbooking Kit
For the first page layout (below), I took out the lovely forest pages and used Fresh Air Paper Packet. To me its rare and special. To show it just using paper as a backing is also another way of getting the most out of your printed instructions. You could use the templates and cutting guides with other papers too. Thus extending out this kit quite a lot! I certainly have. (you can get this paper in special pack on sale this month or you can get it in the BUT you can ONLY get this forest paper in the or the
I've shown both the sample page (above) and my version (below) . I think I would put in another few photo spaces on the right hand side page when I add my photos to this page because without the trees the top of the second page is a little bare and could easily fit more pics.
For the below page layout 2. I used instead of the patterned paper which had the lovely hessian look paper (see my cards for the hessian paper and why I didn't want it to just be the backing paper hidden from view).
On the 3rd page below I still followed the page layout but instead of cutting a 7.25 inch x 12 inch strip of the wooden look paper. I cut half inch and slightly smaller than half inch strips to put on the pages instead of using the whole 7.25 inch strip on 2 pages (14.5 inches) I used less than a 3 inch strip. So that's a handy hint for making this page. Save yourself heaps of this glorius wooden look paper. I love this paper and would use it again and again.
Please note: I also noticed I photographed the pages around the opposite way to the sample but I think either way works :) Right/Left swap to be Left/Right :)
When I was looking at this range of paper in the catalogue in the lovely tree/leaf/nature featured pack I also purchased the because I LOVED the stamp set that goes with it as its all about Kindness. It has instructions and cards/envelopes to make 12 cards with the Fresh Air paper. I cut all those out I will finish them off late. I wanted to make others first that weren't from a pattern.
I made the following two cards using the stamp set with my scraps left over from making the Workshop your Way Scrapbooking pages. An off cut off the wood look, plus the mottled linen look paper, plus a thin off cut off the New England Ivy cardstock. I stamped with on the Picture my life card and added the wooden heart. Really happy with this card. This sentiment is what my 10 year old daughter wants to send her Aunty Daena who's moved to the UK, "Always on my Heart and On my Mind". Watch this space Aunty Daena, Missy is going to make you a card with this stamp set (don't tell her I told you)
For my last card, I really love the hessian look paper (as already mentioned) I think that it really looks like fabric. I used offcuts of that, the top is the back of it and the bottom is an offcut of the leaf paper. Then I stamped in on the Almond Cardstock and stuck on a wooden star and 3 bronze sequins from the set in the card kit. The green "washi" is actually the offcut from a complement sticker that was a leftover from making my 3rd page layout - the sticker goes across where the small pine cones are. The off cut of that complement fits this card in a unique way. Love to use my scraps productively.
Another stamp set in this range is the I made some pages using this stamp set earlier in the month and I really like the Titles in this. Our Incredible Fun Crazy Silly Family - suits my family down to a T.
Remember this great set my website or to your Close to My Heart Consultant. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE. and associated things will be only available while stocks last with this seasonal catalogue so go to
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project ideas. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Creating with Kara Davies
I hope you leave a lovely comment on all the blog posts and come back around to mine. See you again soon.
Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia