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With the launch of the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations "Idea Book", it was time to begin my blog, so welcome to Mez's Craft Room.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2015 - S1509 Paper Garden - Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and a warm welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from a fellow blogger and Close To My Heart consultant
Georgia O'Shea Georgia Creates CTMH
then you are in the right place. With 17 blogs in this Blog Hop, you are in for a treat! If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 
Paper Garden - 1509 - September Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout September for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75.
This is one of the nicest stamp sets around! Love it and hope you like the ideas I've created using Paper Garden
This little beauty [above] was created by using a new technique - mixing a drop of Re-inker with a drop of water! If you look closely you will notice a piece of paper to the right. This piece of paper was stamped with the mixture of re-inker and water in two different colours, then set aside to dry! The remaining images have been stamped with ink onto scraps of white cardstock and fussy cut or the shape [leaves & the two sizes of flowers] were pre-cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge
 This page [above] was created using Magic - How To Program [I turned the page to the right - to have the tags hanging from the top of the page. Again the flowers were stamped using Paper Garden, with pre-cut flowers and leaves using the cricut cuts and fussy cutting the flowers and stems on the bottom right.

Register to hold your very own event - to create projects using - Paper Garden S1509 - September Stamp of the Month.

These two ideas [below] are what you will see in the 2015-2016 Holiday Expressions

Paper Garden is available exclusively throughout September for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75. Contact Mez for more information.

Thank you for Blog Hopping, I hope you have enjoyed the page layouts above. Before heading off please leave a comment, it is greatly appreciated.

Click the link to hop to the next September 2015 Stamp of the Month Blogs - the crafty 
Patricia Manhire - Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner

Contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or Mez to schedule your September Crafting date!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, North Queensland
Meryl Cheetham 
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  1. Great technique Meryl for the flowers. I love this stamp set as it is so versatile for different effects.

  2. Ooh clever technique - another one to add to the "must try" list.

  3. 2 beautiful pages. I'm going to try your little trick - looks like fun!

  4. Love the technique, love how your layouts turn out too. The Zoe papers look so nice with this.

  5. Meryl stunning gorgeous pages, i just love them, so fresh and bright and a joy to look at. I just love them both. TFS

  6. Meryl, your gorgeous page layouts and vivid, happy colours make me think of spring! Thank you for sharing a new technique with us! Love your artwork. :)

  7. Thanks for the re-inker technique. Your pages are beautiful.

  8. This is gorgeous. Could you please explain how you apply the reinker and water to the stamp?

    1. Hi Debby, using the All purpose mat, I sprayed some water and dropped two drops of the reinker of the colour I wanted for the flower and did the same for the leaves. I dabbed the stamp onto the inked water and stamped onto my paper! Hope that helps!
      Cheers and thank you for your lovely comment!

    2. Thank you so much for the instructions. I love your work. Cheers!


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