Thursday, 21 October 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! October 21Blog Hop - Tag It





Welcome to October Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.
Most of you know me BUT for those who don't,
My name is Sharon (Shaz) and I LOVE Scrapbooking and started
Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! FB group in 2017.
Every month we have a new theme to help your creative juices.
We hop along with a group of scrapbooking friends from all over the world to showcase our styles

This month the theme is Tag It!!

 Sharni Haines is our Creative Design Team Member who chose this theme.
She is so creative and her style is very unique, LOVE her creativity <3


You may have joined me from Denise Cox's Blog, her layout will be something special too!!

Sooo I created my layout today and I am racing against the clock.
BUT as always I just seem to beat it!!!
I have used RETIRED DSP, BUT you can buy all of the other Stamps & Dies
to create a similar layout...

I knew what photos I was going to use as soon as I started my layout.
A photo of my Dad's Dog Missy, we gave her to her new owners on Sunday.
My Dad passed over 3 months ago and she has been living at his home
BUT she was so sad and lonely <3 So it was time to find her a new home.
A couple in Gayndah wanted her to join their family and their other puppies.

Firstly I started with a piece of Pampered Pets Retired DSP, then
I grab a different piece of DSP to create a banner.
I sorted out where I was going to have some tags and started to create pockets
with some Vellum Cardstock and the sewing machine to sew some slots for the tags.

 So where the largest tags which were cut from Tailor Made Dies
I used Foam Adhesive Strips to allow for the tags to slide in and out.
I cut all the tags with the Tailor Made Dies and they have a die to stop the hole from ripping out.
(I realised as I was almost finished that I put them all BUT one the wrong way on the tag)

So this was the basis of my Tag It! layout, so now lets add the photos.
My 2 larger photos have Basic Black cardstock photo mats on them.

Here is the FULL layout, not much stamping on this layout.
Just a few scattered hearts and a couple of sentiments all from the Pampered Pet Stamp Set.

 I used the Playful Alphabet to create the title using Real Red Cardstock.


 Up next is Sherry Roth with her creation, another fabulous design that will fit this theme.

 Until NEXT Month enjoy the Blog Hop and click on the next button or follow the link below if
the button above is not working for some reason.
Cheers Shaz





Saturday, 2 October 2021

World Card Making Day 2021- CASE the Design/Designer

 Welcome to Studio Shabaz Blog, today I am celebrating
World Card Making Day 2021 #WCMD2021
All around the world there are workshops/classes
being held by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.
Please join us by clicking on the World Card Making Day 2021 group.

I am a part of a small group of 7 fellow Demonstrators from all over the world
who want to showcase the variety of styles of card making on this very day. 
Our friend Vicky Wright formed this FB World Card Making Day group and we all play our part to create a Make N Take card for our demonstration along with a <20 min video.

So I decided to CASE the design/designer, I love to CASE other peoples designs and put my
own spin on it simply by adding a different element or two. 
What better place to find inspiration than our very own Stampin' Up! catalogue.
So if you flick to page 13 in our 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue you can see the design I cased.

I chose to use one of my favourite stamp/die bundles from the AC on pg 105
Hand-Penned Petals is a photopolymer stamp set.

Along with the HOSTESS reward Pattern Party DSP AC pg 171

You will see here the Supply List to complete my card.

WCMD Supply List
Saturday, 2 October 2021
The following is only a suggested list & what will be used throughout the day.
Feel free to substitute or use what you have in your “stash” but we do ask that your supplies be all SU! if you post to the group. They do not have to be current.
Make n Take #7 with Sharon
Supplies –
Stamp Set Hand-Penned Petals Bundle 155492
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black 132708
 Highland Heather 147103
Granny Apple Green 147095
Cardstock Basic White 159228
Cardstock Daffodil Delight 121680
DSP Pattern Party – HOSTESS Set - 155426
(Granny Apple Green spot side)
Embellishments 2021-2023 In-Colour Jewels 155571
 Paper Trimmer 152392
Bone Folder 102300
Adhesives Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Measurements -
A4 – Imperial / Metric Letter
Daffodil Delight 1 x 8 ¼” x 5 ¾” / 20.9cm x 14.6cm 1 x 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Basic White 1 x 3 1/8” x 5 1/8” / 7.9cm x 13cm
Scrap for Sentiment
1 x 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”
Scrap for Sentiment
DSP 1 x ½” x 3” / 1.2cm x 7.6cm 1 x ½” x 3”

Then I did some stepped up versions

Here is my very first attempt at doing a video, enjoy!
Thank you for joining us today at World Card Making Day 2021 #WCMD2021

Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Scrap The Boys - Sept Blog Hop

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Welcome to Scrapbooking Global September Blog Hop  
We are very excited about this HOP, Delys Cram picked this theme
- Scrap The Boys.

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Our Father's/Husbands/Brother's and Sons tend to get forgotten.
BUT not this month we are focusing on the males in our life, even if it is your pet.
You may have started the Blog Hop with me or joined me straight
Courtenay Heuston blog where she created a layout that was a Blast from the Past.
We have 10 Hoppers joining us today, don't forget that you can join us anytime you want.
We hop the 3rd Thurs of the Month.

 ALSO I would LOVE to welcome our newest Creative Design Team Member Julia Quinn.
Cannot wait to see what she creates for this theme.

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This layout is extremely easy to pull together, mostly stamping with a variety of stamps.
BUT I have really struggled to find just the RIGHT photos to showcase my Dad
through the years...It is just so hard knowing that he is never coming home.
Sooo NO PHOTOS again for me, I am sorry <3

I have loosely followed a digital layout from the web to create my layout.

I loved the ideas of multiple photos on a layout, also the white space.
Unlike this layout I have not included a title as this is another hard one atm.
I started with a piece In Good Taste Designer Series Paperas the basis of my layout.
Next I used a 'C' block stamped into the Sahara Sand Ink and stamped them side by side.

I used the woodgrain stamp with Smoky Slate - from Natural Textures from the annual catalogue to add some interest on the edges of the left side over the top of the block stamped and top right hand side of the layout.

I wanted to add some distressed edges to this layout so I simply used my scissors and rubbed the edges of the DSP until I got the look that I wanted.  Sometimes I was a little rougher and tore the edges BUT that just adds more character.
Then I used our Blending Brushes with Sahara Sand Ink to the edges...
TIP - I ink up a block and add my blending brushes to the block
and blend over my DSP/CS rather than using my blending brushes directly to my ink pad.
This SAVES damaging your ink pads and any cross contamination.

I wanted some other stamping on the page so I used A Good Man stamp and stamped randomly in the top right corner. Words and Hearts are from this set.

I wanted dates on my layout to show the timeline, which was easily achieved with
Days to Remember stamp... Only thing is you have to work out the actual way the calendar is so that you can get your days and dates correct for your month.
France (Frenchie) Martin has the best video with tips and tricks.
I used the Playful Alphabet and Self Adhesive Foam Mounts for the year numbers.
Another TIP- Stick foam mount to your cardstock and run the numbers through
and you will have dimensional numbers, instead of what I did...
Cut the number then cut the foam and tried to stick them together some of them are a bit off.

I used some retired product- Antiqued Corners on the corner of my calendar.
SORRY - If you want them you will have to scour our retired sale pages
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To finish off the layout I added some more texture under where the photos will be
once I have decided which ones to add.  I added some scraps of ribbons and then a
quote that says - A Reminder To Never Forget, How much you mean to me.
This sentiment comes from the Holiday catalogue stamp - Nature's Harvest.

Lastly I added another layer woodgrain dsp from Beauty of The Earth DSP
behind my In Good Taste DSP which I textured again with my scissors and blending brushes.

Up next is our newest member of the Creative Design Team

 Julia Quinn

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 Thanks for joining us on this hop, I hope that you will be inspired to join us over at
Scrapbooking Global _ Stampin' Up! FB group...
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! - Let's Strip - August 2021

 Welcome to Scrapbooking GlobalStampin' Up! August Blog Hop - Let's Strip.  We have a few Creative team members from the group as well as several of our talented scrappers from all over the world joining us to play along.....It's been a while since I participated and I struggled to get back into the groove to do a Scrapbook layout...You may have joined me from Jill Hamlett's blog or started with me here at Studio Shabaz


Today our Talented Design Team member Sara Levin gave us a FUN theme to play to this month - Let's Strip. 


In other words she wants us to use strips of paper/dsp to create a layout... I created my background with 2 different strips of B&W DSP paper from Beautifully Penned DSP, a FREE SAB* product during August and September.  Then I stuck this to a black 12x12 piece of cardstock.

NEXT, I used 1 strip of B&W DSP paper Beautifully Penned DSP from SAB* AND 1 strip of purple paper from Hand-Penned DSP from the Annual catalogue. From the purple paper I cut 9 individual tags with Tailor Made Tags Dies. I stuck these at varying heights on top of the B&W horizontal strip.  I added some Fresh Freesia 3/8" open weave ribbon to the centre strip with a bow to creates one dimension to the layout.


Next I used the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set on some Basic Whisper White cardstock with Mementos Ink and then used matching inks to what is in the DSP to fill in the flowers and leaves.  Pale Payaya, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron. I fussy cut the flowers out and added dimensional to them to the centre circle of flowers and outer edge of the photo mat.  I have used 2 different coloured DSP'S for my photo mats from the Hand-Penned DSP, I used the reverse side instead of the floral side.

 Just a very basic layout for my 1st layout in a few months...Up next is the very creative Julia Quinn.  I cannot wait to see what she has created....

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin Up - DIY Creative Backgrounds


Welcome to Scrapbooking Global May Blog Hop - DIY Creative Backgrounds
You may have joined me from Sherry Roth or you could be starting the Hop with me...
Every month we give you a theme for you to go wild with, this one is one of those themes
that make you try something a lil bit different...

Our Creative Design Member Delys Cram was the one who picked this wonderful theme...
I cannot wait to see what everyone has created...
That is what so GREAT about these challenges, even if you don't have a blog you can still
join in the challenge by simply leaving your version in the May Blog Hop Album over
in the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! FB Group...
Please add your layout here


Now onto my creation....Stamps, Ink and Paper and Diecuts from Specialty Paper.
I took inspiration from my photos of our Cousin's lil girl who we look after
while her parents are working....
She LOVES spending time with Uncle Baz, so after loading some gravel
into the back of the ute, she got to ride in the back on top of it...
BUT she wanted a joy ride so we did some circle work (going round and round)
so that Baz could get some photos of her enjoying herself.
STILL not sure what to call this layout sooo I have left room for the title.

I took inspiration from the photo of the colours and the layers of clouds...
I brought this Bundle a few months ago and I have never even inked up until last night.
Brushed Blooms Bundle from Jan- June Mini Catalogue,
where the inspiration for the DIY Creative Background were born...Pg 29

I chose the colours from Hannah's hat...

Magenta Madness
Poppy Parade
Mango Melody
Coastal Cabana
Pacific Point
Balmy Blue
Just Jade

 Such a beautiful palette of colours...
I simply stamped the largest brushstroke in Pacific Point and then used the
long skinny brushstoke with Balmy Blue all over the background.
Next I added some splotches in Just Jade and then small dots in Mango Melody.
AND then I wanted to add pops of colours so I chose to use another bundle from
Jan- June Mini catalogue which ends on June 30...
Pretty Perennials Bundle which includes both the Stamp and Dies.


I used some of the matching cardstock which I stamped tone on tone
then I added some of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper diecuts on the flowers.
Next I added some Playing with Patterns Resin Dots to the centre of the flowers
I also used a hand punch to punch out some circles of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper to
add to the background...

Here is the completed layout with the DIY Creative background, look at all the colour

Check out what I did to the main photo of Hannah, I ran it through
the brushstroke die and then I ran Magenta Madness cardstock through too
Added this as a layer behind the photo.

Up next is Delys Cram with her very own version of her theme - DIY Creative Backgrounds

 Thank you for following along on the Blog Hop, if for some reason this NEXT link is broken
follow along with the list below.
I hope that you were inspired to try your own DIY background....
Cheers Shaz