Jan 14, 2015

Australasian Operation Smile Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Operation Smile Blog Hop.  Today, we will be sharing ideas using the 'You're the Bomb' C sized stamp set which is featured on the back page of our Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.  For each 'You're the Bomb' stamp set sold until 31st March 2015 Close To My Heart will donate $3USD directly to Operation Smile.

Close To My Heart is partnered with Operation Smile, an organization that provides free, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time. Since 2008, Close To My Heart has provided support to change the lives of over 1,500 children and their families. Your business with Close To My Heart makes a big difference in the life of a child.

If you have arrived here from Doris' Creative Inspirations, 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

Here is my project featuring the 'You're the Bomb' stamp set. To say I am in love with this page layout is a huge understatement! This is the additional double-page layout from the Hopscotch Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit created from the 'Mystify' Pattern in the Magic Idea Book.  

My crafting buddy, Perrin actually put this page layout together.  He is such a clever crafter and he just loves the WotG Kits although he always loves to change things up a bit.  While Perrin was working on this layout, I couldn't resist digging out some super cute photos of Darren and the boys taken back in 2001.  Yes, it was a little trip down Memory Lane for me, back to when Boyd was 5 years old and Perrin was only 18 months old! Oh my, how time flies!  And don't they look absolutely adorable on this page layout?

I couldn't help thinking how the sentiments included in the 'You're the Bomb' stamp set described exactly what I think about my beautiful boys and that they would be perfect to complete this layout!  

I stamped five of the sentiments from the stamp set in colours featured within the Hopscotch Paper Packet- Glacier, Flaxen, Smoothie, Indian Corn Blue and Sunset on Colonial White Cardstock, dove-tailed each one and then mounted them on Cardstock of the same colour.  I added the "YOU'RE" sentiment in Smoothie (cut with the 1" Circle Punch) using Thin 3-D Foam Tape and ta-da, the page was perfect (just like my boys)!!

Ingredients used in this layout include:

The “You’re the Bomb” stamp set is available from your CTMH Independent Consultant and $3USD from every purchase of this stamp set made until 31st March 2015 will go directly to Operation Smile. You can also choose to make a donation of any size directly to your Consultant.  Donations over $2 are tax deductible.  Please visit the Operation Smile Webpage to discover more about the amazing work done by Operation Smile. 

Don't forget to keep hopping to the next stop on our Australasian Operation Smile Blog HopShaunna's Blog, Passionate About Pages to see more creative ways to use the Operation Smile stamp set, 'You're the Bomb'.

Until next time.

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :) 


Lauren said...

Love all the word banners on the side of the photo- am pinning this for inspiration as I have two boys and this layout is perfect!

Patricia Manhire said...

Lovely layout Denise and I love how you have coordinated the tags on the side. I will certainly get some inspiration for my layouts here :)

Shaunna Richards said...

What a lovely way to affirm your love for your boys.

Noaleen said...

Love that you have made banner out of the words on the stamp set

Justice Aunties Inc said...

Denise, your pages are darling, I find it so hard to scrapbook and lack inspiration. Your pages have certainly inspired me.

Vandra said...

I love this page, such a great page to show so much love <3
The bright colours and the banners are gorgeous.

Doris Taylor said...

What a lovely family you have, and your page is gorgeous, I am sure the sentiments are perfect for your family.

Jane Molloy said...

I just love this layout Denise and how you used the stamp set. Your kids are just so cute!!

Maz said...

Gorgeous layout & great use of the stamps set on it too.