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Hi,

The latest sketch is up at Sketchabilities!

10526164_10202145538307124_6694560472681785073_nAnd here is my take:

MichelleWhorwood sketch 122Black/White and green is a bit of a fav colour combo of mine at the moment. This photo of Taylor pretty much sums up how much she hates waiting around for her big brother to finish whatever sport he is playing.  I remember she was so desperate to come with me that day to Liam’s swimming sports but of course the fun soon wore off and she sat waiting – bored!!!  I have used one of my Crazy Monday Kits for most of this layout and the ‘Sweet’ card was hand made by the amazingly talented Lianne Gray.

Some close ups:
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We have an awesome sponsor with us for the month of August, and they are back for this reveal.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.
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Creative Scrappers / The Cut Shoppe Team Up

Hi,

Super excited to be playing along with the latest Creative Scrappers sketch #276 as part of a Creative Scrappers and The Cut Shoppe Team Up.

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Today is a very special day – Creative Scrappers is teaming up with The Cut Shoppe!

So make sure you play along with sketch #276, Ashley from The Cut Shoppe will be offering a $20 prize to her shoppe to one lucky winner who participates with sketch 276 and submits it by August 31st!!!

Here is the sketch:

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And here is my layout.  CTS 1st dance class banner

I just loved taking Aimee to her first dance class!  She looked so adorable in her little tutu – dancing with her cute friend Indi.  However, I haven’t actually managed to get her back to class again – she won’t go.  The frustrating thing is that she really enjoyed herself when she was there!

I’ve used two cut files on this layout.  I created the arrow borders using the cut file from the blog hop called Straight as an Arrow and instead of actually using the exact file I used it as a stencil and texture pasted the arrows onto my layouts. I then used my Mister Huey water colour paint in grey to tie the colour of the texture paste into the colour palette.  The second cut file is the ‘documented’ frame from the word frame  cut file and then backed it with some washi tape to make the documented stand out on my layout.

Hope you can come and play along with us – I loved playing along with another Creative Scrappers Sketch.  They certainly push my creativity comfort zone with the PL style sketches!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Michelle xx

 

Blog Hop Winner!

Just a quick post to reveal the winner of the “You’ve been Punch’d” cut file – thanks to everyone who visited and commented on my post!

 

The winner is:

 

random winner

 

carolyn

 

Congrats Carolyn!

 

Please contact Ashley on thecutshoppe[at]yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Ma Bear – Sketchabilities #121

Hi everyone!

The first sketch has been revealed at Sketchabilities!  The new DT has done an amazing job – check it out here

Here is the first sketch… a multiphoto one!10527813_10202145538187121_1941409762869059809_n

And my layout.  I chose some cute photos of Aimee with her carebears.  She loves carrying them around so much we got a ‘back up bear’.  They go everywhere with her .  MichelleWhorwood sketch 121

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This month’s sponsor is:

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.
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Heartfelt Creations is offering up three $30.00 gift certificates to three random scrappers who link up and submit a project based on this sketch! You have until August 28th to link up!

Hope you can play along with us this month.

Cheers

Michelle

The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop

Welcome to The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop! 

Today the Design Team is sharing layouts created, with several new Cut File sets that are now available in the Shop.  We are kicking off the Hop at The Cut Shoppe Blog, so make sure you start out there, and visit each of the Design Team Member’s Blogs.  And what would a Hop be without some fun giveaways!!  Each designer is giving away one cut file on their Blog, to a lucky commenter and one winner will be chosen from The Cut Shoppe Blog to receive a $15 Shopping Spree to the Shop!  The Hop will close at midnight on Sunday, August 17th, and winners will be announced on Thursday, August 21st.  Have fun hopping!

 

Allie Stewart –  http://www.magicalmesses.com/

 

 

Annelie Maddock – http://swewi.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

Michelle Whorwood –  http://harbourgal.wordpress.com/ – that’s me!

 

 

 

Here is my layout using the cut file ” You’ve been punch’d”.
I love all the large symbols in this cut file and thought they would work really nicely on the background of my layout.  I originally cut them out in white cardstock but added a hint of bright pink with my Mister Huey water colour paints to give them a bit of ‘pop’ from the background.
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So yes you read it right!  We are giving away a cut file on each blog.  Here is mine!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog!  Hopefully you are enjoying the blog hop and being inspired by the other lovely talented DT members creations.

Take care

Michelle xx

Aimee Rose – Hello

 

Hi everyone!
I am happy to be sharing my next layout on the Cut Shoppe blog today.
I have created my Love heart and hello title on my layout using the part of the  ‘Borderlines’ cut file below.

 

 

How I created the title:  Firstly, I right clicked on the file and ‘released the compound path’ and ‘ungrouped’ the file.  Once the file was ungrouped, I selected just the ‘heart and one hello’ word from the bottom border and then copied and pasted it.  I then enlarged this section until I was happy with the size before cutting it out.  Here it is on my layout!

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close up of the title work:

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Hope I have been able to show you another cool thing you can do with the cut files!

Michelle xx

This is my happy place!

Happy Monday peeps!

I’m up on the Cut Shoppe Blog with my second DT share.  I had loads of fun creating this layout… I just loved the stripey piece of patterned paper that was part of a recent Studio Calico kit mixed in with some Amy Tan Plus one collection it makes a really bright and fun layout.  The embellishments are mostly from my July Crazy Monday Embellishment Kit.

So, on this layout, I have actually used three different cut files.  Firstly, I have used the negative images from the ‘It Adds Up’ cut file which are the little plus signs on my layout.  I had cut out this file for something else but I am always looking for ways in which to utilize all parts of an image that I have cut out and using the negatives are a great way of doing this.  I have also used one of the new cut files in store ‘borderlines’ which I just loved and is so versatile with four different borders to choose from.   Lastly, I have used the ‘Stars and Stripes’ cut file to create some visual interest down the left hand side of my page.   I have also added some of the same piece of the striped patterned paper behind this cut file to add some colour to these shapes.  All of my cuts I have outlined in black with my precision pen as I really wanted these shapes to ‘pop’ and be quite graphic.
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2014 07 21_5085_edited-1Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have enjoyed my second layout for the Cut Shoppe!

Mxx

 

CSI #132

Hi everyone,

The latest CSI challenge is up!
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and my take:

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Evidence: Birds, floral pattern and label stickers
Testimony: Using the word cute in my journaling.

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Michelle xx

 

CSI Sketch 131

Hi everyone

Today I have a layout to share for Color Stories Inspiration #131. Here is the case file:

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And here is my layout:

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I just loved this sketch!  The woodgrain worked perfectly too with my photos from the Rotorua Marathon.    The Pretty Plaid cameo cut is from The Cut Shoppe which can be found here.  Prior to cutting it, I resized it and then trimed it slightly to get it to work under my photo and turned it so that it was up and down rather than diagonal.

Evidence – wood grain, plaid and pen work
Testimony – journalled about an outdoor activity which is on the back of my layout. It was super cold outside on the morning of the Rotorua Marathon but it didn’t stop the three of you from enjoying playing at a playground near the start line and playing with the leaves that had fallen on the ground

Close ups:CSI 131 Michelle Whorwood detail 2 CSI 131 Michelle Whorwood detailThis was a great sketch to get 5 photos on one layout.  Perfect for an event type layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle xx

 

Be You.

Hi

Here is my first layout for The Cut Shoppe!

Aimee decided to dress up in one of her older brother’s Batman costumes and my gosh was just the cutest thing in it! She is such a cheeky monkey and totally knows it too!
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About the cut file – one my favourite things to do is to create titles using cut files so I thought the cut file called Be You – “Be the you you want to be” was just a perfect sentiment that I wanted to instill in my youngest child!!  The title cut quite large – you can definitely re size it but as it was so big – I decided to cut the file in half and add it to my layout as this creates movement and visual interest drawing you into my photo.  I really love how the white cardstock POPs on my black background.

CTS First layout detail 2 CTS First layout detailOhter products on this layout came from the utterly gorgeous “Orange is the New Black” scrapbooking and embellishment kit from Crazy Monday.  I think I am in love with the oranges and the teals in this kit.  I don’t often use black as a cardstock base but I love how it looks on this layout.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Mxx