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I am a wife and mother of 2 very active, gorgeous boys. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years and in 2015 signed up as an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart (CTMH). I love to take photos of my family, especially my 2 boys, as they are growing up fast before my eyes. I believe it's important to document memories and have my photos printed and displayed in photo albums and not just stored on the computer. I want to be able to look back on our memories, photos and everyday life, and I want my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to be able to do the same.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CTMH "Urban" Australasian Blog Hop

Hi and welcome aboard this CTMH Australasian Blog Hop where we showcase the Urban paper collection. 

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore of CTMH craftings then you are in the right place. If you are starting your Urban journey here, Welcome! You can join in the blog hop by simply reading through my post and once you get to the end just click on the link to the next blog. Keep reading and 'hopping' until you find yourself back to where you started from. Each of the 10 featured blogs will showcase a project staring the trendy Urban collection

With 2 young boys this paper collection is right up my alley so I had to create a scrapbook layout to show you. This page will be used in my DS2's album of his first 12 months. 

This layout was done based on pattern 6 from Make it From your Heart volume 2. I used the corrugated look papers from the Urban paper collection as my base for this page, ensuring I could see the graffiti watermarks at the bottom.  There is also a 1" strip of the blue urban B&T and the zip strips from the paper are used below the 'Awesome' title. 

Whisper cardstock was used as the solid colour base, with highlights of saffron at the sides. The photo mats are in Sapphire cardstock. To embellish the page I used stickers from the enchantment collection of Fundamentals stickers

I also created a Christmas Card which is part of my Christmas Card Buffet this month. The design was inspired from another CTMH Consultant, Dawn Montagano, and I adapted it using the Urban papers. 

All these cards use Urban B&T paper and white daisy 4.25" x 5.5"card/ envelope pack , as well as the following:  

And below, two male birthday cards.

Left: Whisper thick twine, Sequins silver assortment, Sapphire cardstock, Slate cardstock, Whisper exclusive inks, Sapphire exclusive inks and Finding the Words D1646 stampset. This stamp set is a great one to have if you are just starting out in stamping as it has sentiments which can be mix and matched to suit many occasions. 

Right: Blue shimmer trimSequins silver assortmentPeacock cardstockSlate exclusive inkswatercolour pencilsBlending pen, and Darling Dinos stamp B1486

The Urban paper collection and accompanying products are available from your CTMH consultant so you can create your own projects using these awesome papers. 

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment before hopping off to see what Simone Morton from Scrappy Matters has created. 

You can also follow along on social media by posting your creations and searching others using the hashtag #ctmhurban


  1. Thank you. Love your layout and cards. Urban gives us such a great array of papers and your ideas are great.

  2. Oh boy you have been busy. Love all the different creations you have made. I really must get Darling Dinos - every time I see a card made with it I want it, I want it more. TFS your wonderful ideas

  3. Those dinosaurs are right at home in your Urban cards

  4. Lovely projects, a really nice use of the different elements, I am sure your photos will look great on the layout.

  5. You've been busy Katrina. Thank you for sharing these Urban projects with us. :)

  6. Great work, Katrina. So many different ideas with this paper pack