A lot of photos to scrap …….

With all the festivities behind us I thought I would begin with ideas for placing more photos on the page.  AZZA has wonderful double pages that enables you to get a whole ‘story’ onto a set of pages.  There are both vertical and horizontal double pages.

Do go along to our Website and check them out – AZZA Double pages

Using the double pages and the Travel Kit Stencil:

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Below, a beautiful page by Jouselou cutting out part of the stencil to show the back page.

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I thought I would put the following page in to show how you can keep your photos a little larger if you wish.

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Note the beautiful embossing on these pages, they have used the AZZA Embossing Folder ‘Scrolls’

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Embossing folder ‘Scrolls’ – Emb006.  $12.00

In one of my last blogs I showed you the AZZA Cutting Die ‘Scrolls’, these two work well together on the page and are versatile as they can go with any theme.

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Cutting Die ‘Scrolls’ – Die 027.  $30.00

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Here Marie has entwined them with paper – I love this idea.

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In this decoration by So Scrap, Europe she has used the AZZA Wooden Scroll, but the same decoration can be done with the Scrolls Die.  A beautiful decoration, you can use this idea on any page with circles just change the figurines to those that suit the page!

On to more double pages, this time using the NEW AZZA Colours Lavender and Violet, they are beautiful, would work well with black and white photos too.  A beautiful creation by idscrap, Europe.

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Using the Marshmallow stencil, again you will see the AZZA Scrolls being used for the decoration.

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Note, the lighter page is an extra page on top of the double ‘pink’ page.

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Marie will have used enlargements on this page to get the great ‘vista’ of the scene.

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The small vertical flap above is opened below:

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Flap open above, closed below.

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Some of you may have bought Vienna-Beijing in the sale.  Here Chantalouscrap has joined 2 double pages – the top page is on the right, the bottom page is on the left!  Hope you can work it out.

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Above is the page to the right (the centre spread it below)

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Below is the page to the left. (Centre spread above)

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Another way to get more photos onto you page is with the AZZA pre-cut pages that go with the AZZA stencils.  Here I have used the Noisette stencil with the pre-cut pages.

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Page by Lyn Holmes, Australia

Opening the pages to the top:

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Page by Lyn Holmes, Australia

…. and to the bottom.

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Page by Lyn Holmes, Australia

And a page with the other pre-cut pages for the Noisette stencil by Chantalouscrap.

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Using the pre-cut pages for the AZZA Stencil Essential, a beautiful set of pages by Christine, Europe.

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Another idea to get more photos onto a page is with a ‘flap’, here is a sample using the AZZA Fiji stencil.

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Page by Nicole Gabillat Recouverur, Europe.

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Below, a double page using the Bahamas stencil, still one of my favourite!

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…. and lastly, don’t forget the AZZA Accordion pages.  These are so easy to use and they add so many more photos to your page.

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I love the circle ‘cut-out’ on the sides of the Accordion page to allow for the decoration in the centre.

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So with double pages, pre-cut pages, flaps, accordion pages – there are so many options to add more photos to your 30×30 pages.

As it is Valentine’s Day today, I found this lovely page using the AZZA Canaries stencil – with lots of lovely hearts.  Don’t forget your older stencils – do pull them out from time to time.

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Looking for some nice winter pages to cool us all down in Australia I found this lovely page by Mimouscrap using the Bilbao-Macau stencil.  I love the way she has punched out the paper decoration to allow for the little circles.

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Still with Bilbao-Macau, Marie created a fun page using the Japanese Theme kit for decoration, the pearl markers do pop up the decorations.

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A beautiful page using the Galapagos stencil, the new AZZA colours and Cutting Die – ‘Openwork Frieze’.

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Page by ScrapdeRoz, Europe

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Note how you can thread paper or ribbon through the Frieze.

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Openwork Frieze Die – Die 069.  $35.00

The set has an embossing stencil to match:

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Embossing folder ‘Mesh Texture’ – Emb015.  $12.00

Whilst on decoration I just had to post this FUN page by Isascrap.  I love the colours she has used.  Once again, she has used the Japanese Theme kit, this time with the AZZA Madrid-Sydney stencil.

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Decorations using the ‘Scrolls’ Die again, this page by Marie using the AZZA ‘Eole’ Stencil.

By now I am sure you realise the ‘Scrolls’ Die Cutters are a MUST!

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Lastly, I had to show you this page where the same little stamp I showed you last time was used – but just look how different it looks on the page.  Monique has used her own set of ‘clothing’ on the line and has used the two flowers on their own.

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Monique has used the AZZA Essentials stencil.

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Page by Monique, Europe.

This little stamp is on SALE at the moment and is only $4.95.

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I always like to bring you a page with a Single photo layout and a 4 x 4 page as we call them at AZZA, a page that can be created without using a stencil, but still in the AZZA style.

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This 4 x 4 page was created by Aline Chevalier in Europe.  She has used the new AZZA embossing stencil ‘Drawstring’ on her paper cut-outs.

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Embossing folder ‘Drawstring’ – EMB 016. $12.00

and for our single page layouts ……

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Beautiful page by Rosalie using the AZZA Essentials stencil and the new AZZA Violet page.

She has also used the AZZA Texture stencil ‘School’, great for school photos.

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School Texture Duo stencils – GAB 259.  $16.50

And a page by Christine Ronsin using the AZZA Mirage stencil.  Would be lovely in a frame too.

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And now to the new stencil available in Australia in March:

Perfumes of the South – Limited edition.  $142.00  KIT 2047

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This will ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN THE KIT FORM.  As with the Celebration stencil AZZA will only be bringing in a set amount, so once they are gone, there will be no more.  So, do get in early with your orders if you would like one.

A few samples to get you excited –

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SigiScrap, Europe.

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Christine Houbrechts, Europe.

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Francoise Robin, Europe

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Christine Houbrechts, Europe

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Note the use of Accordion pages on this page.

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Double page by Christine Houbrechts using the Lavender and Violet pages.  Note the cut-outs in the open flap below.

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Double page by Sylvie too.

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Pop along to our Website to view the product that will be released with the Perfumes of the South, some lovely stamps and decoration stencils.

Just to show you a few:

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The large stamp set:  Herbs of Provence – TAM 0036.  $35.00

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Mini Stamp: Provence – TAM 558.  $28.50

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Decoration Stencil Duo:  Herbs of Provence GAB 1303.  $15.00

That should keep you going for a while.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

 

 

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Happy New Year

We are into February already, but I am sure most of us have just got back into the routine of life after all the celebrations.  In Australia we have had Australia Day – 26th January – to add to our festivities and now many of my friends are celebrating the Chinese New Year!  Soon we will have Valentine’s Day and Easter ……  (just SO many photos to scrap)

Today the AZZA 2017 Catalogue has been uploaded to our AZZA Web page.  Please pop along and take a look, it is so easy to page through with all the new products available up to April.  This catalogue will be updated as we go through the year, no hard copy catalogues will be printed by AZZA Australia any more.

AZZA Australia do put out a newsletter, if you would like to receive it, you can sign up on the AZZA web page – http://www.azzaworld.com.au  (On the bottom of the home page).  Keep up to date with the latest product releases, tips and tricks, spotlighting consultants, shows and events.

What’s new in 2017

AZZA Mail-out Club

Each month, subscribers will receive a package containing a selection of products and instructions on how to use them.  New skills and knowledge are thus developed.  You can then contact your nearest consultant for more advanced instruction.

Contact roxy.azza@me.com for more information and to begin your subscription.

AZZA Design Projects

Selected new stencils will have projects created with supplementary products and detailed instructions to allow you to complete an advanced page.  These projects will start where the AZZA Studio leaves off.  Some Consultants may offer classes specifically on these projects.  Watch the AZZA newsletter for more information.

FEBRUARY – New Products

AQUA is the new stencil released today in Australia.

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It is a stencil together with the ‘tool’ stencil.  If anyone does not know how to use the ‘tool’ side of the stencil, do go along to a workshop or contact your Consultant.

Herewith a few lovely pages to inspire you:

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Audrey Vast, France

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AZZA Europe – using new Cruise decorations

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Beautiful decoration – page by Regine Blanchard, Europe

As you can see, this stencil like all the others can be used with ONE photo or many.  It would also be a great stencil for enlargements.

The AQUA Stencil comes with pre-cut pages.  These can be bought together with the Stencil in the FEBRUARY BASKET – $70.00, or one their own.

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AQUA February Basket – $70.00

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PAP1202 – $22.00

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Two new colours were added to the AZZA 30 x 30 range of pages:

Lavender and Pale Violet – seen above.

In my last blog I showed you the new ‘Trio’ stencil – Everest.

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I have had a bit of fun with this stencil – creating 2 Accordion albums for my new ‘Great’ Nephews in Africa.

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I decided to decorate the covers this time as I had photos I wanted to use.

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A small trick when you have dark photos on a dark colour:  This is not an AZZA technique but I do use it often.

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To make the photo ‘pop’ a little, I sand the edges of the photo to create a small white border.  You can see this same technique on the covers of both albums.

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As you can see, it certainly makes the photo stand out.  All I use is a small sanding block I bought from Bunnings.  Place the photo on the edge of your mat, on the edge of the table and go around the photo with your sanding block about 45 degrees.

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Wooden Frames – Scrolls – $11.00

AZZA Wooden Frames are also great to get more photos on your page – photos that have a lot of excess on, which you can remove to highlight part of the photo:

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Loved his little face on this photo, but there was a lot in the photo I did not want, so a frame comes in handy.

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The frames are wooden, so easy to colour to the tones of your page.  Do not be afraid to mix two inks on the frame or just lightly go over your lighter colour with the darker one.  Here the blue was not dark enough, so I used a black ink pad very lightly to darken it.

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Remember with your stamping, always bring your stamped image to life with pens, chalks, chalk pencils and inks.

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You can see what a difference it makes.

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and a few dots bring it all together!

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Lastly a page with both little babies on for my Mum using the Sophia-Lima stencil, this stencil is now only available in a Studio Kit.

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I have used the new Elegant flowers stamp set for the decoration.

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This is a great stamp as it can be used with many different themes on your page.

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The Elegant Flower set also has a Decoration Duo:

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Elegant flowers – GAB 1300

Today AZZA Australia also posted the CLEARANCE SALE items on the web.  Products do go quickly to order as soon as you possible can.

I am sure you will be rushing to classes to scrap all your Christmas photos.  There are some great new products on the way too.

Don’t forget to see if there is anything you would like in the CLEARANCE SALE!

Happy Scrappin’

 

Lyn

 

 

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As we jump into the Festive Season …..

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As we all prepare for Christmas and the holidays I am not sure how much scrapping has been done, but I know there will be many photos taken in the next few weeks and these will keep us busy in the new year.

I thought I would share a few pages I have created using some of the newer stencils.

Below is a page using a pre-cut page, the ‘Noisette’ stencil and some of the Wood Texture paper.  This is a great little pack as it can be used with any theme.

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Wood Texture paper pack (8)

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Having completed the page I wondered how I could have missed the bright orange cone in one of the photos – nothing is beyond ‘fixing’ in scrapping so  …..

 

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A small circle punch in the same colour card as the background, embossed with the same embossing folder (Spinning Top) and chalked.  To balance the page I added a second one on the left-hand side of the page too.  The circle had to be cut into two sections to accommodate the fold in the pre-cut page.

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Voila – now I am  happy.

The next page I created was to show how items brought back from a holiday can be incorporated into the page.  I am often asked how this can be done.  Of course, it depends on the size of the item too.  Here I have done a page at the beginning of the album with the idea of incorporating the ‘Voyage’ information we received on the trip.

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I created the front page using the ‘Travel Kit’ and cut the page into the shape for the flap.  I used general photos of the ship for this cover.  I used the AZZA metallic paper and the embossing folder Icicles – EMB 003.

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For the inside spread I used the same stencil and incorporated the ‘items’ where I could.

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A second page using one of my favourite stencils Porto-Valparaiso.

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Here I incorporated one of the ‘Swizzle sticks’ from the bar.  The little stamped image is one of the stamps included in the AZZA Travel Kit.

This last page of mine I only had two photos to work with and neither were of really good quality, but I am happy with the result.

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I have used the ‘Dessert’ tag off one of AZZA’s new A4 Printed Sketch Sheets, they are great to incorporate onto a page.

The ‘Childhood Memories’ sheet below is very versatile and can be used on so many different themed pages.

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Childhood Memories – A4 printed sketch sheet $3.15

And for Christmas – Christmas magic.

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AZZA Christmas Magic A4 Sketch sheet

The new one out in January is part of the new School Theme Kit:

 

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AZZA Printed Sketch Sheet – School

These are so easy to use, you literally cut them out and pop them onto your page!

With Christmas around the corner a few pages from Europe:

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Beautiful page by Valerie Rots using the Essential stencil and the AZZA Christmas Theme decorations.

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Christmas Patchwork stamp set – TAM1014.  $33.50

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A page by Isabelle Thunus using the Noisette stencil and the ‘Christmas Magic’ Theme Kit – Kit 3008.  $70.00

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AZZA Christmas Magic Theme Kit

I have found a lovely web page on AZZA creations, I was looking for some card ideas and came across it.  Unfortunately I cannot find the name of the Creator, but here are a few samples made with the AZZA Christmas Magic Theme products.

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I LOVE THESE COLOURS.

Do pop along to the website and take a look, she also has a link to ‘videos’ for AZZA.

AZZA Ideas From Europe

Our new stencil for January is ‘Everest’ – a new Trio Stencil.

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As with all our Trio Stencils, these are for use on both the large scrapping pages and the AZZA Accordion sheets.

Audrey Vast has produced a great little number with this The Everest Theme Kit.  For a full view do go along to her website.

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The cover she created using the new Autumn Theme products:

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All products she has used are to be released in Australia in January.

 

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A lovely page created by Vanessa Bronckart, Europe using the Everest Trio.

On that note, with snow in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate Christmas in Australia with the sun :

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I would like to thank you for your support during the year and hope you have all enjoyed the creations I have shared with you.  I would also like to thank those whose pages I have shared on my blog, so many very talented Ladies out there.

I send you Christmas Blessings wherever you may be:

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See you all in the New Year

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Greetings from Sydney, Australia

Lyn

 

 

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Spring is in the Air

We have had two wonderful stencils released in Australia recently, these should keep you scrapping well into the Christmas holidays.

I have found demonstrations by Dominique Spirlet for both of them.

The first stencil ‘Essential’ Demonstration:

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Essential stencil – GAB 722

Demo on Essential Stencil by Dominique

The second demonstration by Dominique is for the new release ‘Noisette’.  This stencil comes with pre-cut pages.

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Noisette Duo Stencil – GAB 724

Demo for Noisette by Dominique

Hilary Hamilton, our Team Leader in Victoria  has created the following page with the new Noisette stencil and the pre-cut pages.  Hilary is in Inverleigh, Victoria, please contact her if you are in the area and would like a class.  Her details are on the AZZA web page.

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If you had portrait photos, swing your pre-cut pages around – herewith a sample page by Audrey Vast, Europe.

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With Christmas around the corner, one great idea for someone ‘who has it all’ and likes to cook, is a recipe book.  Deb Byrne, our Team Leader in Tasmania has created a beautiful book and has shared it with us.  Deb has a Facebook page, you may like to pop in for a visit.

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AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Square Scroll Frames’ – Die 058  $35.00

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AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Scrolls’ – Die 027  $30.00

Note Deb has not cut any of her photos into shapes, she has used different sizes of photos though.  She has used paper, punched circles, printed AZZA sheets, stamps and shapes cut with the AZZA Cutting Dies.  The recipe book is also an AZZA product.

The ‘Recipe’ Large stamp set is shown below.

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TAM – 0007

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‘Recipes’ Silhouette Figures – PAP 1031

I found a few lovely Title Pages as I was ‘surfing the net’ I thought I would share with you.

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Beautiful page by Chantalouscrap using the Celebration stencil and the Travel theme kit.

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Lovely page by Chouette, Europe using ‘The Travel Book’ stencil, decoration stencil and a collection of lace figures coloured in tones to suit the page.

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Lastly, a page by Floscrap using Porto-Valparaiso Stencil and the Nautical Stamp set.

I love the decoration behind the little aeroplane figure …. looks like it is flying along.  You could use the little aeroplane from the AZZA Silhouette Figure range ‘Sunset’.

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I will end this blog with some photos of recent classes held in Turramurra, Sydney.

If you have not been to a class, do pop along to one it is a great morning.  You will get your pages done, learn something new – have a morning of fun with ‘like-minded’ Ladies and there is always a cuppa and something nice to nibble on.

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Hazel created a lovely page with the Maldives stencil with some great decorations.

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Note how she has used different colours whilst using the ‘School’ texture stencil.  In her other ‘block’ that needed decoration she inked the background and then, once again, used the school ‘Texture’ stencil this time inking the bricks.  This gives it more depth.  The ‘cut-out’ is from the School Stamp set which she has then enhanced with pens and chalks.

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Sue was working away with the new stencil ‘Essential’ – using one of the layouts in the magazine as a starting point.

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Lovely end product!!  See how you can adapt the sample image to your needs.

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Liz was working on the Celebrations stencil.

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Helen’s lovely page was created with the Maldives stencil, she used the ‘Nautical’ decoration stencil to finish the page off.

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Lynne was using the other half of the Maldives stencil, she finished her page off with the little vehicles from one of our earlier decorative stencils with a line of sand below them for some texture on the page.

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Work in progress, Joy was using the new Essentials stencil and the pre-cut pages.

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In my last blog I showed you a decoration by ‘So Scrap’ of Europe for some inspiration – I will show you my re-creation of her idea!

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The perfect ‘gap’ on my page for So Scrap’s delightful decoration.

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I used the ‘Marshmallow’ stencil to create this page.

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So Ladies, if you don’t think you are good at decorations …….  do look through your magazine, look on-line and begin with an idea and make it your own on your page!

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Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

 

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A page is not quite done until the decorations are complete

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Many of us find decorating our pages a little daunting – the way to begin is to look at other pages that have been created, look at the decorations and try them yourself.  This can be done by purchasing one of the AZZA booklets which always come with the most amazing sample layouts, or the easiest and most accessible place – online.  I have a gallery on this blog and try to post layouts to inspire you but there is always Facebook, Pinterest and many others.

Lyn’s Pinterest Page – Decorations

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AZZA Focus books can be found on our website azzaworld.com.au under the category ‘Publications’

You could also ask your Consultant to give you a class on Inks, chalks, stamps, etc.   Every AZZA Consultant is well trained and would always be happy to run a class for a group of Ladies wanting to learn something new.

Most of us have so many stamps, inks, chalks, pens and all the other crafty goods that we continue to accumulate, now is  your chance to begin using them.  Please do remember the AZZA philosophy – less is best, you need to showcase your photos, not hide them behind the decorations.  The decorations should always be in the same ‘tones’ as the photos so as not to take the eye off the photos when you look at the page.

AZZA creates stamps, figurines and decoration stencils with each theme, do use them together to create your little ‘scenes’.

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Here, the Creator ‘So Scrap’ in France has used both an AZZA decoration figure and AZZA Decorative stencil to create this little scene.  Note how she has varied the colours when she has used the decorative stencil and then highlighted it with a white pen.  The figure has also been coloured in the tones of the page and cut!  Quite often we forget we do not have to use the whole ‘shape’.  The little piece of string completes the scene.  If you have the ‘Nautical’ theme products at home, go ahead and give it a go!

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Nautical silhouette figures

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Decorative stencil ‘Nautical’ GAB 582

I couldn’t possibly show you the decoration and not the lovely page ……

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Note her second decoration using the AZZA Nautical decoration stencil, she has also highlighted the shape with the white pen and created a ‘sea’ below the shape for it to ‘sit’ on.  She has used the AZZA Mauritius stencil to create the page.

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The decoration above is a combination of an AZZA stamp, silhouette figures, a punched out circle and an AZZA embossing shape.  Note how the chalking creates the frame for the scene and the highlights on the stamped bicycle using a white pen.

Now to show you Celine’s page creation with a combination of decorations, all with the same theme.

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A beautiful set of pages using the AZZA Mirage stencil and the Round Lace Frames cutting dies.

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AZZA Cutting Dies – Round Lace Frames.  Die 006

 

Now to a page by Mimouscrap using the AZZA Japanese Spring Theme products.

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Below she shows us a close-up of her decoration, note how the stamped decoration has been enhanced with chalks and pens.  Always enhance your stamped image with chalks and pens to bring it alive.  Once again,  it sits on a chalked background.

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Below is a different use of the same products on a page.  Here the stamps have been stamped on an AZZA Cutting die shape.  A lot of detail on this one,  it is beautiful.

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Here a ‘lace figure’ has been coloured and hung off an AZZA wooden scroll.  Note the little white dots add to the scene.  These are all little ideas for you to play with.

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Another wonderful AZZA theme is the ‘Walk in the park’ set.  The stamps set is so versatile and can be used with so many themes.  This would be a good one to get if you don’t already have it.

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Walk in the Park – Tam oo20

Below a little scene has been created using a few stamps together.  Note how it sits on a chalked background and the lamp post also ‘sits’ on  a base – using pens.

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A lovely pre-cut Mirage page by Christine Ronsin using the Walk in the Park theme to create a Title page.  Note how the light in the lamp has been highlighted.  The scene is ‘brought together’ with the circle.  By not making the circle a continuous line, it is not too ‘heavy’.

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Pink birds, blue birds …..Rosalie has created a lovely page here using the Mirage stencil and the Walk in the Park stamps.  Note how she has coloured in the stamp to bring it to life and once again it ‘sits’ on a shaded in area.  Note the use of ‘dots’ with the decorations on both Christine and Rosalie’s pages.

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A page by Christelle, idscrap, Europe.  How beautiful is this little scene.  Note how the biggest tree has been stamped a little lighter, this has been done by using lighter colours and not pressing quite as hard as with the two other images.

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Lastly a few decorations by Christine Caparros using the same set of AZZA stamps.

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Herewith Christine’s page using the AZZA Toronto stencil.  I love the use of a detailed boat on the one page and the lighter image on the second.

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Pages can be completed with just chalking/inking.  This cute little page by Celine has been completed with chalking, a few lace figures and a few lines.  Very simple, but it completes the page.

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The page below has been completed with papers, note the lighter paper cut-outs have been embossed, both have been inked and then on the page:  inking and a few pen highlights.  One small stamped image,  I love this page!!  But then I am from Africa.

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Another page by Be Creativa where she has completed her page with inking – to frame the page and then a simple stamp down the one side.  The tag has the same theme and she has used a lace figure on this.

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Japanese Texture Mini Stamp TAM 538

Texture stencils are also a good way to finish off a page if you do not want to do too much.

They fill in the corners between photos and can also create a nice line for the eye to follow.

A few of the AZZA Texture stencils available are:

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Christmas on Ice Texture stencil – GAB 237

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Celebrations Texture stencil – GAB 251

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Plants Texture stencil – GAB 253

and the latest one to arrive in Australia …..

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Farm Texture stencil – GAB 252

Below is a set of pages by Cathy Pirson, showing the use of a texture stencil.

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On the front page Cathy has used her texture stencil from her photos outward towards the edge of her page but on the second page she has used the texture stencil from the ‘outside’ of the page toward the middle to complete the shape of the stencil.

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Cathy has used the AZZA Essential stencil for her pages.

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On her back page she has not used the Plants texture stencil, but the AZZA Embossing folder. She has used inks to complete the shape of the stencil.  Using the texture stencil will give you a heavier look, using the inks on their own will give you a lighter decoration.

One last decoration by Christine in Europe …  what fun.  Created with the AZZA stamps and Decorative stencils all telling the story of the pages that follow!!

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Thought I would leave you with a U-Tube clip of Dominique Spirlet creating an Accordion Album.  She uses chalking, inking and pens for the decoration – do take a look and see how you can use these techniques on your pages.

 

 

Creating an Accordion Album with Dominique

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

 

 

 

 

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Apologies ….. herewith the second half of the blog!

I have also created a double page using the Marshmallow stencil.  This was a ‘vertical’ double page.  First the front ‘Title’ page ….

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Inside spread …

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I have used my own hand writing on the page.  I do think it is important to use your own hand writing on pages as it makes them more personal.  There are not always stamps or decoration stencils with just the right words, so do use your imagination.  If you are doing an album for your children I am sure they would love to have your writing on the pages in years to come to show their children.

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This is also a page using the marshmallow stencil.  This layout is quite different from those above.  I have used the ‘Nautical’ stamp set on this page with Versamark ink and one 3D image.

For those of you that have the ‘Travel Book’ Kit set, here are a few pages.

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My husband and I went on a cruise earlier in the year to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, this was leaving Sydney harbour.  I do  apologise for the ‘pole’ sticking out the top of my head, but as you can see I did not take the photo and it was the only one I had of the two of us together.  I have used the AZZA ‘Sun’ embossing stencil on the darker blue paper.

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Deb Byrne, our AZZA Consultant in Tasmania has also offered to share a few of her great pages with us.

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Deb has used the AZZA ‘Brick’ embossing stencil on her layout, note how she has inked the embossed paper to create a greater texture.  The little ‘soldiers’ are from an AZZA Club decoration stencil.

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Not quite sure what happened to the colours but the above pages are a set, the top being the title page and the bottom the inside spread.

Deb also created a page with the new ‘Lotus’ stencil, which is a 25 x 25 stencil.

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Deb has used two AZZA stencils on this page, the smaller Lotus in the centre and the larger Caribbean stencil for the inking on the outside.

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Do take a look at the AZZA 25 x 25 stencils, we have quite a few in our online catalogue.  You will find them under the ‘Stencil and Stencil Kits’ then ’25 x 25 Stencils’.

They fit perfectly onto the new 20 x 20 booklet AZZA has produced, great for gifts.

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A few more layouts with the LOTUS stencil from AZZA Europe.

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All the above pages are by AZZA Europe, I do apologise I cannot find the actual Artist for some of the pages I have shared with you.

The ‘Older’ stencil for today is a layout with Hawaii I found whilst surfing the net.  If you have Hawaii and haven’t used it in a while, do get it out and have a go!

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I thought the following decoration was great for a Title page or just decoration on a school page.  The little pencils and the ‘graffiti’ background are from the AZZA ‘School’ theme kit.

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‘School’ AZZA Theme kit  is ideal if you  have your kids or grandchildren’s school photos to scrap.

It is ON SALE at the moment, only $40.00 instead of $70.00.  Do pop along to our online website  –   ‘School’ Theme Kit

I always like to leave you with a page or two that you do not need a template for.

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Thanks to Sylvie Alexandre for sharing this page.  The decoration stencil is from the new ‘Suns’ texture stencil duo and lace figurines.

Suns Texture Stencil Duo – GAB 258

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A great page from Floscrap which can be done without a stencil.  She has used the AZZA bicycle stamp (3D) and decoration stencil and AZZA sand for texture.

Hopefully I have given you some ideas you can work on.  With Christmas around the corner I will try and bring you some ideas for Christmas gifts and Christmas cards in my next blog.

Those of you that need a gift for ‘someone who has everything’  – think about framing an AZZA page, an Accordion album or one of the new  AZZA mini albums.  The 20 x 20 bound book I showed you above .  These are always great gifts and greatly appreciated as they are ‘one of a kind’ and the person receiving the gift knows how much work has gone into it.  (Hopefully!)

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An Accordion album by Chantalouscrap.

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The 20 x 20 Bound book by Scrapdenadge – I have only shown you the cover here, if you would like to see the whole book, using the new Saturn stencil do pop along to her blog.

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And a page framed, thanks to AZZA Europe.

These gifts do take time to create so you need to begin your projects soon, don’t leave them to the last minute.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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Summer is Here

As we are heading  into our summer months, many of our AZZA Ladies in the northern hemisphere have just enjoyed their summer and are heading towards winter!   Even though it has been winter I am sure many of you headed off during the holidays and will have a lot of photos to scrap.

We have had a great new release in October:  Essential 

There is an October Basket Special PAN035 which includes Kit AZZA Studio Essential, pre-cut pages and an AZZA Club card – $69.50.

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I do like this stencil and it is always fun when we can get the pre-cut pages as this makes us think a little outside the box.

I thought I would show you a few single photo layouts first, flipping the stencil around as we go!!

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This one above is by scraptoutdoubs in Europe, a very simple page.

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I love this layout by Rosalie, she has used the stamp that arrived with the latest magazine and the wonderful Garden Frieze stamp set TAM 1010 which is a very versatile set.

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Now turn the stencil 90 degrees …….

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A striking page I found on Pinterest saved by Mini Scrap..  I love the colours she has used in both paper and chalks to tone in with the photo.  She has also used the AZZA ‘Wood’ embossing stencil for texture.

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Embossing Folder:  EMB 001.

The second page of this layout is below:

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Now we can flip the stencil another 90 degrees:

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Still looking at a single page layout by Christine Caparros.  Beautiful colour tones with a black and white photo.

Staying ‘upside down’ ………

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Two pages from AZZA Europe …. so cute!!  These two little stamps that have been used for decoration have not been released in Australia yet.

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Now back to a few pages using the pre-cut pages:

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Lovely set of pages saved on Pinterest by Elizabeth Rose, not sure if she is the ‘Creator’.  Once again the ‘Wood’ embossing folder has been used together with the new set of ‘Holiday Destinations’ stamps TAM 0025 and an older set ‘Nautical’.

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Another lovely set of pages by AZZA Europe.  This texture stencil has not been released in Australia yet, but is on the way.

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Another lovely page saved by Mini Scrap above.  She has used the ‘Sun’ embossing stencil.

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Another page saved by Mini Scrap.

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Page by Sylvie using the new set of stamps, note the detail she completed her stamped image with.

I just had to add this set of pages as the detail on the ‘Holiday Destinations’ stamps are also excellent.  Note how different the stamped images look on each page.

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Lastly, a set of pages I have done of Napier in New Zealand.

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Herewith a few pages I have done using the Marshmallow stencil.  I have tried to show how different pages can look using the one set of stencils.

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For the decoration on this one I have used the new Decoration Stencil

‘Gardening Decoration’ – GAB592.

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I have also complete a double page using the Marshmallow stencil.  I have used my own hand writing on the page.  I do think it is important to use your own hand writing on pages as it makes them more personal.  There are not always stamps or decoration stencils with just the right words, so do use your imagination.  If you are doing an album for your children I am sure they would love to have your writing on the pages in years to come to show their children.

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