Thursday, 19 May 2022

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - Map

 Sneak Peak



 Welcome to May 19th Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Blog Hop.
We are part of an online group inspiring others to use 
Stampin' Up! products in their scrapbooks.
Each month we have a theme and everyone creates a layout and writes a blog
to show how they created the layout and all the details.
If you would like to join us monthly that would be wonderful.

It was my turn to pick what our theme was for this month.
I chose the theme Maps as I knew that I had my photos from
AUCKLAND, New Zealand.
Where I attended
OnStage 2019, it my first overseas destination.

I cannot wait to see what the other members of the hop come up with for this theme.
It proved a little more difficult than I thought it was going to be...
Firstly I started with the Kiwi and the Kangaroo from Count On Me stamp
I drew a circle on my layout and created my world map of
Gray Granite Ink Kiwi's on Smoky Slate cardstock.
Then I added the Kangaroos in Soft Suede Ink
because we all associate kangaroos with Aussies...

BUT I didn't really like them after I stamped them.

BUT it was too late, so I moved on to the next design element.

I used the NEW Fern 3D Embossing Folder to create 2 panels to go the length of the page.
I had 2 pieces of Black cardstock which I spritzed with water as this helps break down the
paper fibres and gives you more defined design of the Fern.
I run it through the Stamp, Cut and Emboss machine then I added Whisper White ink
very lightly over the entire design with a Blending Brushes.
Then I used retired Frost White Shimmer paint in a Stampin' Spritzer
to give a lil shimmer to the Black cardstock.
Very hard to show up in a photo though.

I was so happy to see that the Vellum Layering Designs had carried over into the NEW Annual Catty, as I had my heart set on it for this theme of Maps.  It has both printed Black & White Maps on the vellum which I have used on my layout.

Under the White Map Vellum I added my Qantas ticket, and then I started to build
my layout around it.  Adding layers of DSP from NEW Sun Prints DSP.
Next I added the photos which I used the now retired Blue Foils around my circular photos, which were cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies and Layering Circle Dies
The main photo was from my window seat of the beautiful waters of NZ coastline.
I matted this photo with some of the back side of the Sun Prints DSP...
So many gorgeous designs in this 12" x 12" pack of papers.

Seen as though New Zealand is known for the Silver Fern Leaf, I used the now
retired set of dies that has a beautiful shaped fern leaf and some of the silver foil from the
Blue Foils pack.  Layering 2 on top of each other gives them that bit more depth.

I stamped 5 Kiwi's and 1 Kangaroo onto Smoky Slate cardstock, fussy cut them out
and added some Stampin' Dimensionals to my layout.

I used the NEW Alphabest Bundle to create the airport abbreviations.
The Best Label punch is just perfect for this. Small and compact.


To create the title of my page I cut 3 layers of Smoky Slate cardstock and
Sun Prints DSP and Black Map Vellum and added them to a Black cardstock.
This lettering is also now a retired product, very sad about that!!!

Behind my 11 3/8" Smoky Slate Cardstock I have added the Black Map Vellum
onto one of the pieces of white cardboard that come in the packaging of our DSP's

Up NEXT is a fellow Creative Design Team Member Julia Quinn
who will no doubt
have created a masterpiece with the Map theme.


 Thank you for joining us on our monthly Blog Hop,
please leave us some LOVIN' in the form of a comment
We so appreciate your visit....
Don't forget to click on the NEXT button to view all the other blogs.

Cheers Shaz


Thursday, 21 April 2022

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! April 21 - Blog Hop - Vellum

 Sneak Peak



Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for the month of April.
This month we are featuring Vellum as the theme of the Hop.
Sharni Haines has chosen our theme and I am sure that she will come up with a use
of Vellum that we have not even thought of...
Sharni is one of the Creative Design Team Member who lives in Adelaide, Australia.

We have Demonstrators through-out the world who take part in our hops every month.
There are 10 of us showcasing how we used Vellum in our Scrapbook layouts.
If you would LOVE to join us, here is the link for the FB group and all the info for Hops
are added around the 3rd day of the month. We hop the 3rd Thurs of the month.

You may have joined me from Rae Jean's Blog or you are starting the Hop with me


As soon as this theme was announced I knew that I wanted to create
Vellum flowers using the retiring 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum.
As well as Flowers of Friendship Bundle which includes the stamp and punch.

To create the punched flower blooms (I created over 60 blooms)
I had so much FUN creating all the flowers for my layout with
White Embossing powder and the Shimmer Vellum...
This product is so easy to use, Stamp the flowers in VersaMark and then add
White Embossing Powder, shake off the excess and heat with Heat Gun.
I only used 3 of the colours to create my flowers,
Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink.
I created over 50 blooms for this layout...which I punched using the co-ordinating
Flowers and Leaves punch which has carried over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catty.

There is not much really to this layout, lots of strips of papers to create the panel.
Very little stamping on the actual layout, as I let the stamped flowers shine.
The base page is from the HOSTESS set - Pattern Party DSP
The Calypso Coral DSP is from Artfully Composed DSP, 2 strips 12" x 3/4",
which I cut up some of the Square Vellum Doilies and added as an accent.
Pale Papaya layer is from Artfully Composed DSP 12"x 3 1/2",
which I stamped the
border stamp from Flowers of Friendship with Calypso Coral ink.
Black & White spots is from Pattern Party DSP 12" x 1/2"
(die-cut with a BRAND NEW product from 2022-2023 Catty-Blossoming Happiness Dies)
Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum 12" x 1"
Fresh Freesia Cardstock 4 1/2" x 3/4"

I also added a card base from Abstract Beauty Card & Envelopes to create a pocket
for some hidden journalling or an extra photo.
I used
6" x 6" DSP from the  2021-2023 In-color for my insert in the pocket.
AND I created a folding photo mat for extra photos inside too.
For this I used something that I had in my stash BUT the measurements are as follows
Fresh Freesia photo mat 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Polished Pink photo mat 4" x 4"
then the under mat with the hinge was a leftover bit in my stash is 5 3/4" x 4"
2021-2023 In-color DSP which you can add extra photos 

I used the TAB products from the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack to add
to my hidden journalling pieces and also the HEART

Once the panel was in the right place I added 2 different sized punched flowers
in a cluster of double and single blooms in 2 different positions on the layout.
Then I punched lots of large and small leaves out of the Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum
and added them throughout the flowers, then
Gold Vellum printed leaves.
I just kept adding flowers and leaves until I thought it was full enough.
Then I finished off the centres of the flowers with the Gold Gilded Gems

The Title of the page is Love You More Than Cookies...Is from Love You More Than Dies.
I think I will use photos of my 2 regular lil stars my cousin's 2 daughters.
Sorry my printer has run out of ink so I will post the
photos here of what I will put on my layout when I print them in town today.

Up NEXT is Julia Quinn 


 Thank you for joining us on this HOP, please remember to follow the link above to the
NEXT Blog Hop participants and the rest of the ladies who have created AMAZING
creations with Vellum.
If the link above is broken follow along with the names below...
AND please leave us some LOVE in the form of a comment, we love to hear what you LOVE
about our Scrapbooking inspiration from you <3
Cheers Shaz (aka CreativeMe68)


Sunday, 3 April 2022

Bron's 60th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to Bron's 60th Birthday Blog Hop and Insta Hop.
Bronwyn Eastley will be turning the BIG 60 this year.
There will be 6 Blog Hops over the coming 6 months all with different themes.

Tonight we kick-off the Blog Hop with our project inspired from the above picture.
Bronwyn has asked a few of her Stamping friends to join her virtually to help her
celebrate such a HUGE milestone later on in the year.

I decided this morning that I was creating a Scrapbooking Layout for this Hop,
BUT my plan quickly changed once I got out a few products to play with.
I was going to use the
Celebrate Today Magnet Board 
to create a Mood board for my Studio Shabaz.
After playing for some time I realised that I needed to simplify my ideas...

So still using products from the
Celebrate Today Magnet Board
 I created my very own lil envelope like is in the kit with Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
So I traced around it and then carefully cut it out...

Next I used a retired product
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
which has basket weave like on the bag, so I ran the Very Vanilla envelope
folded in half through the embossing folder in the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
This became my handbag from this envelope design.

Well a handbag needs handles right?
So I dragged out another retired product
Braided Burlap Trim
to which I used for the handles of the envelope bag 😏

 I needed to decorate SAID envelope bag, so again diving into my STASH!!
Who has a STASH of products? 
Well I do.
I have so many products tucked away in a cupboard waiting to be used...
So this time I used
Striped Burlap Trim across the front my envelope stuck
adhered down with
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Next I added Petal Pink ribbon from Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack
on top of the Striped Burlap Trim.
This bag could be used to add a gift card or some Birthday cash. 

Using a card from the Celebrate Today Magnet Board,
I fussy cut some daisy blooms for the front of my envelope bag.
Then I used
Petal Pink Classic Stampin Pad and a Blending Brush
to add colour to the image to give it some dimension.
All the flowers are glued into place with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Then I added some
Elegant Faceted Gems to the front of the Bag.
I also used Sponge Daubers with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad to add
some colour around the edge of the
Envelope Bag.

Now onto the card that I created for inside the bag.
Card measures 5 1/4 x  3 1/2 - cut from

Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
I once again use the
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder to add
texture and dimension to the card front.
I also used Sponge Daubers with
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad to add
some colour around the edge of the card. Just to bring in the brown colour
from the Coconuts in the picture.

Now in the photo there is a blanket inside the bag so I used
White Frayed Ribbon
and pulled away some of the thread to make a fringe to replicate
the fringing on the blanket.
Next I added some of the White washed board to the front of the card,
I cut this out of the
Heart & Home 12x12 DSP
I also added some more of the
Striped Burlap Trim across the front my card
Next I added Petal Pink ribbon from Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack
on top of the Striped Burlap Trim with Tear & Tape Adhesive .

In the Celebrate Today Magnet Board there are stickers so you can decorate your board.
I used "Celebrate Today" sticker sheet on the front of my card.
Next I
fussy cut some daisy blooms from the card from before
Then I used Petal Pink Classic Stampin Pad and a Blending Brush
to add colour to the image to give it some dimension.
All the flowers are glued into place with
Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
 Then I added some Elegant Faceted Gems to the front of the card.

Seen as though we are celebrating Bron's 60th I decided to add a 60 on the inside of the card. 
These numbers were die-cut with
Playful Alphabet on the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
from Petal Pink Cardstock with some
Foam Adhesive Sheets to give them dimension.
Next I cut some more of the daisy blooms for the inside and once again I used the
Petal Pink Classic Stampin Pad and a Blending Brush.
All the flowers are glued into place with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I added a quick sentiment in Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad
"Just for You" from
Ranunculus Romance Cling Stamp Set.
Finishing off by adding another Elegant Faceted Gems to the inside of the card.
Lastly as this was not a normal sized card I needed to make
a custom sized envelope for the bag and card.
I pulled out the retired
Envelope Punch Board and measured my card
to work out which size cardstock I would need to make an envelope.
I needed 9"x 9" piece of  Very Vanilla 12x12 Cardstock to create my envelope.

Next I ran each of the panels of the envelope through
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine inside the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
to continue the theme through to finish off decorating it.
Then I stuck the envelope together with
Tear & Tape Adhesive.
On the front of the envelope I stamped "Happy Birthday" and "To You"
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad from the retired set
Happy Birthday To You.

 I hope that you enjoyed my project and feel inspired to create one for yourself.
Thank you for following along with Bron's 60th BirthdayBlog Hop,
I am loving all of the creations from the super talented fellow designers.
Up next is Bronwyn with her creative design.

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Ink & Share March Scrapbook Blog Hop - Tic Tac Toe



Sneak Peak at Yellow, Orange & Pink


Welcome to Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop for March which is a Tic Tac Toe theme.
There is 5 of this month who created a layout especially for this theme.

You may have joined me from Dorothea with her interpretations
of the cool Tic, Tac, Toe inspiration board.
I chose the right hand row of colours - Yellow, Orange and Pink.
As I was playing with these colours previously they were still out on my desk.

I chose to use products from the Abstract Beauty Suite in the Jan-June Mini.
You will find the products on page 48-50.
In this suite there is a Bundle - Hello Beautiful Stamps and Beautiful Shapes Dies
BUT I focused on using mainly the Abstract Beauty 4 x6 DSP
which I cut the hexagon shapes out of for my layout.
I also used the Ephemera Pack and the Adhesive Backed Hexagons
which I coloured with Pumpkin Pie Blends.

Not a whole lot of stamping on this layout...Pumpkin Pie was my favourite ink.
Just some scatterings of the small stamps in between some of the hexagons
and then I created a border with the long scribbled line stamp.
Also I added some splatters with the Pumpkin Pie Blends.

To create this cluster I used the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack and
the soon to be retiring Expressions In Ink Ephemera Park
some Vellum Cardstock and the die-cuts

Like I said it is a very basic scrapbook layout...Inspiration Pinterest -  Debbie Macaulay

 Here is my take on this layout, I added some dimension to some of my hexagons.
Using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder and Crushed Curry Cardstock I added texture.
I also used Stampin' Dimensionals to add height to some of the hexagons.
Some of the other hexagons were cut from Expressions In Ink DSP just to add
a bit more pink to the layout.

I coloured the Adhesive Backed Hexagons that were Blushing Bride colour to
Pumpkin Pie as the light pink didn't work for my layout.


Up next is Jo Blackman with her Gorgeous layout...

 If for some reason the links are broken please follow along with the list below.

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Sue McDonald

Dorothea Winkler

Sharon Dalton

 Thank you for joining us again for Ink & Share Scrapbook Monthly Blog Hop.
Please leave us some LOVIN so that we know if you were inspired by our designs.
Cheers Shaz