Thursday, 21 November 2019

Scrapbooking Global November 2019 - SELFIE Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.
You may have started the Blog Hop with Me or hopped from Sarah's Blog,
make sure you hop along to all of the 13 participants and check out their creations.

This month we are Scrapbooking our FAVOURITE or NOT SO FAVOURITE Selfie's.
Courtenay Heuston is our Creative Design Team Member who came up with this theme...
I am the world's worst selfie photographer so I am using some photos of Lilliana and I
having fun with some filters on my Samsung phone...

My name is Sharon Dalton and I am also a member of the Creative Design Team
and I created this group to showcase Scrapbooking using Stampin' Up! products.

Search for us on FB Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!
We are a group of Scrapbookers who love to use Stampin' Up! products to 

create their layouts, Loads and Loads of inspiration there.
We have over 5,700 members so if you want to join us click on this link 
Whether you are a Demo or not, we would LOVE you to join us.

My layout is very simple...I have used the Stampin Up Sprinkles on this layout...
Also paired it with Serene Silhouttes DSP

I will be back with more photos sorry...
AND with all the details of how to create this layout.
Grrr my internet is still playing up...

Up next is Courtenay,
I am sure that Courtenay will have created an AWESOME layout with her Selfie photos

Sorry for the short post will be back later with more photos my internet is very patchy.

Please follow along with the hop the full list is posted below.

Cheers Shaz

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - Fall Theme

Welcome to Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - Fall Theme
I have been away from this hop for a while and I am glad to be back...
You may have just hopped from Sue McDonald's Blog.

Fall is not something we celebrate here in Australia,
so I decided to scrap some photos of my Cousin's Beautiful Family.

I have kept it pretty simple Ink and Paper and some Die Cut shapes.

I grabbed the Come to Gather Suite products and Rooted In Nature Suite products
then I grabbed the matching inks to Come to Gather DSP.
Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock.

I have so much Very Vanilla 12x12 Cardstock so I decided to use it as my background.
I stamped various leaves and background stamps on the RHS of my layout...
Not really thinking about where I was putting my DSP... I have covered a fair bit of it up.
Then I kept adding stamps until I was happy with the background
Then it was deciding which piece of DSP, I couldn't resist this gorgeous Pretty Peacock DSP
Next I started by stamping some leaves from both the stamp sets onto Very Vanilla cardstock then cutting them out with the dies that match the suites.

Some of the leaves I tried a new technique to me - Stamping with the Dies.
Have you tried this? This die is an embossing die...
So you have to fussy cut them out! Which I love doing so it was fun...
Stampin' Up! brought out some Embossing Mats that allowed us to emboss with our dies,
these have since been retired BUT I love them so I thought I would use them today.
So I used this to get the embossed look seen here.
Below this photo I will show you the Sandwich layers to achieve this..
Now I have done it upside down to the way that this designer shows us,
Just so you can see the layers.
Here is what it looks like after you run it through the bigshot,
look at that embossed texture.

Next I cut all my mats and then layered the leaves in and around them.
I cut out the word Happy from Merry Christmas dies 147912

I had the layout finished BUT I knew I was running out of ink, 
URGH I hate that when it runs out!!!

So I tried to print all the photos and all BUT one is good!!
Sorry this happened...

So here is the FULL Colour photo of the layout...
I am not sure if I want to add a large photo on the left or leave it!!

Up next is Angelique with her wonderful creation.

Here is a full list of the participants of the Fall Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me on this Blog Hop,
I look forward to hopping around the rest of the group.
Please leave me some loving in the comment box below.
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Seeing Double

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! October Blog Hop
where our very talented Creative Design Team Member
Delys who has picked our theme this month.


You may have just joined me from Patty's Blog
with a fantastic double layout <3

If you LOVE Scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! products head over to our group
It is an open group to anyone in the world.
You don't need to be Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to join...
Follow the link here to the group
Our only specification is that you MUST use Stampin' Up! products on your projects.
Scrapbooking, Memory Keeping, Mini Albums, Project Samplers and lots more.

We are calling for 3 New Creative Design Team Members
Check out Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! for all the details.


What an AWESOME Theme - Seeing Double Delys Cram

Ideas for Seeing Double - Double Layout Scrapbook Page
  maybe Mirror Imaged Double Layout Scrapbook Page,
use the same photo twice - 1 big and 1 smaller...
Blurry photo and InFocus photo on the same layout.
Twins, Repetive pattern, Mirror Image Stamping, Stamped images doubled up!!

So it was a bit of brain storming or straining this morning to get this layout done.
So I decided on a Double Layout with Double almost the same photos..
Luckily for me my Niece just put up her Wedding photos on FB in the last couple of days.
So I fussy cut out some flowers from Pressed Petals Speciality Designer Series Paper.
AND Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape
And then grabbed some of the co-ordinating cardstock and off I went.
It is a very easy layout...No STAMPING whatsoever!!!
I hope you LOVE it <3

Up next is Delys Cram with a great interpretation of Seeing Double

Hope you enjoyed my layout, BUT please DON'T STOP here with me...
Follow along for the rest of the Blog Hop by clicking Next or
by following the list below just in case one of the links are broken.

Please leave me some LOVE in the comment box below <3
I appreciate you taking the time <3
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Scrapbooking Global Sept Blog Hop - What Little Boys Are Made Of

Hello EVERYONE, Welcome to Scrapbooking Global September Blog Hop.
This month the theme was chosen by Sherry Roth our Guest Designer.
Her theme is What Little Boys Are Made Of....

Are you a Scrapbooker/Memory Keeper or want to learn how to Scrapbook?
Check out Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Facebook page here 

Inspiration from so many talented members of the group, almost 5500.

You may have joined me from Sara Levin's Blog, Sara is part of our
Creative Design Team who creates our Blog Hops for us every month.
Thank you so much Sara, I appreciate everything you do for Scrapbooking Global.

I am sure that her creation will be so AMAZING!!! Sara is sooo talented.
There is 16 of us who are hopping today, I cannot wait to see everyone's creations.

I created something so quick and easy...
I DUG through the archives of my photos, to find a photo of my son.
He is 30yrs old now so these photos were taken soo long ago.
I haven't scrapped many photos of Jeff for such a long time.

I focused on the MUD in these photos....Boys love playing in the mud!!!
BUT my daughter couldn't resist the fun this day <3
Had to take photos of this moment!!!

I have used several Stamp Sets in this layout...

Capture The Good Cling Stamp Set 150388
Artisan Textures Clear Mount Stamp Set 146573
Lined Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set 145908
Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set 146676

Hand Lettered Prose Dies 149550
Tailored Tag Punch 145667

Up next is a fellow Creative Design Team Member Courtenay Heuston

I cannot wait to see Courtenay's creation as I know that she only has daughters.
She may scrap a photo of her husband Tony...
Whatever she does it will be PERFECT for our theme!!!

If you click on the NEXT button it will take you to Courtenay's Blog.
If for some reason the link is broken there is a full list of particpants
at the bottom of this post.  Please follow the blog hop all the way round and leave
some LOVIN in the form of a comment.

I would LOVE to Thank all of our Guest Designers that have created our past 8 Months.
There time with us finishes after this Blog Hop... It has been wonderful to have these talented ladies create themes as part of their Guest Designer positions.
I really hope they have enjoyed their Guest Design spots <3


Sunday, 25 August 2019

ESAD Holiday Catalogue sneak peak Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to ESAD Holiday 2019 Sneak Peak, Shaz here!!!
I am an Aussie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who lives in a small Central Queensland
town of Gogango. We have 14 houses in our town...
BUT it is country area so we have so many surrounding properties...
I cannot wait to show you what I have created for this sneak peak.

I HAD to play with the Come To Gather Suite on page 46,47 and 48 on the new
Holiday Catalogue which goes LIVE on Sept 4.
If you want a catalogue and don't have a demonstrator, email me at and I will post one to you.
Now this set is what I wouldn't normally buy as we don't have Fall here in Australia.
BUT I LOVE everything about this set!!!
The papers are just devine!!

You may have just joined me from Lauren's Blog Lauren and I are hopping along
with 23 other Demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand.
So without further ado, here is my project...

I kept it very simple....I have a frame which you can place photos both sides.
So I have photos of the 2 lil girls that you have probably seen before on my blog.
These girls are my cousin's children whom I babysit quite a bit!!!
They just had family photos taken and they were playing with leaves and in trunks
of the trees at the Botanical  Gardens in Rockhampton....

So here is a few how to make the elements of my photo mats.
I actually used a retired product here to emboss the leaves on my dsp.
Then I roughly tore around the edges of the leaves and then used a dauber to add
Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry to the texture on the leaves...
Then I crushed them in my hand and then added some of the large leaf stamp to the leaves.

You can't see the texture unfortunately in this photos, BUT you can feel it!!!I used the reverse of the papers to cut out my leaves that I have behind the
photo mat and photo.

For the other photo I just I also used the Gathered Leaves Die to cut the large maple leaf out of the paper, so cool that you can cut the leaf from the paper with the die and that you don't have to cut it out by hand. I couldn't find my stamp block for the size stamp that the
Maple leaf is sooo I just used the Ink pad and stuck it to the front. Then I used Daubers to put the colour on the stamp... Using the same colours as before.

See the photo polymer Maple leaf stuck as my stamp block.  Ink pad to my rescue...
FYI in case you can't find yours either on your messy table like mine.  LOL

Here are the completed photos with their leaf embellishments,
these photos didn't need much embellishing. Keep it simple!!!
Gorgeous aren't they???

Ella Jay

Hannah May

I cannot wait to play with more of this product suite...
Do you think you would LOVE some of these products too!!! 

Up next is Cathy Pinchbeck  Wonder which products Cathy is showing us this sneak peak!!!
Follow along with the rest of the Blog Hop participants by clicking on the NEXT Arrow or
Follow the list at the end of the post by clicking on the person's name.


Thank you for hopping along with me, I hope you liked my project!!
Please leave me some LOVE at the end where the comment box is...
I would LOVE to know what you think...
Until next time, Have a great evening.
Cheers Shaz

I can't link these products to my online store yet as they are yet to be
available to the public, not much longer Sept 4 OR Now if you want to Join Stampin' Up!
Sooo as a Demonstrator we get to pre purchase these products a whole month before
anyone else.... We also get 20-25% off all products as a Demonstrator.

At the moment there is an EXTRA, EXTRA promotion. See the side tab.
Join Stampin' Up! now and you receive $280 worth of product for $169
That is an EXTRA $45 for FREE

Blog hop participant list:
13. Jo Weedon