Wednesday, 1 August 2018

We create Summer Blog Hop


Hello everyone, it's August Summer Blog Hop
I cannot believe how fast these months are flying by....
You may have just joined the hop with me or come from Kris's blog.

This month I chose Tropical Chic Stamp Set to create my layout. 
I actually don't own this set, BUT my SIL was a set that I didn't think I needed. 
How wrong could I have been!!! 

I couldn't decide which background mat for my photo, so I always take a photo
 to see which one I like the this case it was the leaves.
 I continued the leaf theme over the edge of the photo
 by cutting lots of leaves from stamped images, leaf designs straight out of cardstock and vellum. The stamped floral images were Flirty Flamingo these were also cut
with the matching Tropical Thinlits Dies.

I stamped Pacific Point onto Pool Party cardstock to create the blue background. 
The Blushing Bride panels were created using the 
Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

These photos were taken at one of our favourite beaches in Bowen QLD
 when my daughter first started dating her now husband. 
He does not like photos, BUT my daughter loves having her photos taken. 
So this is the first of many photo shoot near the ocean for these pair.

I love these photos of my daughter Kirrily n Adam. 
They love the ocean!!!
I think this set is perfect for these photos.

Up next is Tricia Butts....

Please hop along to the rest by clicking on the next button.
Thanks for popping by...
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Scrapbooking Global Sketch Blog Hop July 2018

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global's Sketch Blog Hop for July,
You will be a part of something very special this month.
As well our 6 Creative Design Team Members 

We have 24 Scrapbooking Global members hopping for the first time.
This Month Danielle Bennenk chose our theme and isn't it a great sketch.
I cannot wait to see all the different designs from this sketch.
You may have just joined me from Sara Levin's Blog
Sara will have something pretty special, she always does.

I have kept my layout very simple, just like the sketch.
I used Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack,
pg 195 of the Annual Catalogue.
As you can see there is a variety of cards and sticker sheets and pre printed titles.

These products are created especially for our photo pocket pages.
I have been using these particular products more for cards
and as part of my Scrapbooking Layouts, they are just so versatile.
As I have scrapped photos from this occasion before see at the bottom of this post.

I wanted to create a Title Page look page.
So I used 5 different sized cards and laser cut speciality cards.
I had to cut them down BUT that is the beauty of these cards.
I cut the top off of this one and used it on another card on this layout.

Such a gorgeous colour this card in Grapefruit Grove matches the backdrop.

There are also journalling cards throughout the pack too.
So makes it easy to journal on your layout.

I also used a new punch that Stampin' Up! created to match this range...
It is called the Detailed Trio Punch.
It is has a corner rounder, an eyelet to run your ribbon through
and the one I used has the 3 punched teardrops and small dot.

I punched these in each corner of my layout
and then added some Mint Macaron punched out pieces back in the corners.
You could have also just added a piece of cardstock behind the black background.

Here is the completed layout, as I said it is very simple staying true to the Sketch.

Up next is Danielle Bennenk with her design for this Sketch.
Thank you Danielle for your Blog Hop Theme for July.
Next month we have another theme for you to join us on the 16th August...
Check Scrapbooking Global on August 1 for more details.

Thanks for following my blog, please continue on the rest of the hop participants.
Please leave some love in the comment box below
and I will in turn return the favour to you <3
Hope your day was AWESOME  <3

Cheers Shaz


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 All Products used to create this project
Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack - 147038

Detailed Trio Punch - 146320
Mint Macaron Cardstock - 138344

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop July - Designer's Choice

Welcome to Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop July - Designer's Choice.

This week I have been very sick, so I am sorry for the lack of
photos and details...
I will be back with those details, my apologies

My layout this week is CASED from the equally talented Demo's
Jacque Williams NZ  and Paula Dobson NZ Artisan

Here are some photos of the embellishments I used

I changed a few things on this layout after the Blog Hop went 'LIVE'
see if you can spot the difference

I used Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock,
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin Pad, Healing Hugs,
Wood Words Stamp Set, Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Coloured Doiles,
Ruffled Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Share What You Love Embellishment Kit,
Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack.

Retired Sending Love Embellishments, Retired Ticket Tear Border Punch,
Retired Touches of Nature Elements.

To create the flower I used the Baby Wipe Technique, fold a baby wipe in quarters
add a few different drops of Classic Stampin' Ink Refill.

Up next is Charlet Mallett

Thanks for following my blog, please leave me some love
in the comment box below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3
Hope your day was AWESOME  <3

Cheers Shaz

ESAD Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Designer Series Paper Blog Hop,
today is all about featuring Stampin' Up!'s Gorgeous DSP
Great promotion on at the moment Buy 3 Get 1 FREE.
Have you taken advantage of it yet?

19 Members of ESAD are hopping today, what is ESAD you ask?
ESAD is Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators who are part of FB group.
I am sure that there will be some TRULY AMAZING creations...

I used Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, 
it is created by Photographic floral designs.
These papers have marble designs, and textured appearance on the other side.
There is also trimmable elements which I have used as frames and
journalling card.

It matched my Daughter's Bridal Shower photos perfectly.
So I created a Double Page Layout...with lots of photos.
Here is the first page

I used Berry Burst as my base for my double page,
then used
Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Cardstock
for the mats which complimented the Floral DSP.
Here is the 2nd page.
I had to use paper clips to hold the photo down to take the photo.

In the next photo you see how many photos I added to this page...
AND I even wrote some journalling!!!

Now the complete Double Page Layout...

I didn't use very much DSP BUT I sure love the range of Designer Series Papers
that were released in the latest annual catalogue

Up next is Kim Oliver, she is so creative and I cannot wait to see what she has designed.

Blog hop participant list:

Thanks for following my blog, please leave me some love
in the comment box below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3
Hope your day was AWESOME  <3

Cheers Shaz

Friday, 13 July 2018

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - Photo Inspiration

 Welcome to Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop
I was invited by the lovely Kelly Kent to be a guest designer this month.
So excited to be joining Kelly and her team for this HOP.
Kelly's team are
mostly from WA (Bunbury & Busselton), her team has grown over the past 5 years to what it is today...

Without further ado...This months hop is a photo inspiration.

My brain went into overdrive when I saw this photo,
Siobhan Fitzsimmons this photo is just STUNNING!!!!

Firstly I chose all the Stampin' Up! colours in the photo, who else thinks about
colours only by Stampin' Up! colour palette these days?
Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink,
Mango Melody, So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Basic Black.
Have I missed any???

Starting with a piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper.
Isn't it just STUNNING? Love that it has whole sheets as well as
distinct patterns with beautiful designs.
So many ways to use this Vanilla or White sheets.
I have used a full sheet here on this layout
AND I have also created some cards with the other designs,
this card for Kelly's Birthday Blog Hop

I used Daubers in all the matching colours to colour in the design.
I started with the darkest colours first then started gently colouring the laser-cut paper
on a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock, sorry I forgot to take a progress picture.

I just held the piece over my cardstock trying not to move it too much - BUT you could Washi tape it down so it doesn't move as your are colouring with the daubers

When you remove the laser-cut paper you are left with the shadowed
piece of Petal Pink cardstock... So pretty RIGHT??

Save the laser-cut piece for the next card.
Next I chose to cut out the main larger flowers so that I pop them up on this piece 
 to add some dimension to the card. I popped the cardstock onto some black cardstock.
Then I cut those flowers slightly smaller so that you can see the black background
behind them...

Next I placed some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind the flowers
stuck them to the black background.
Next I grabbed some Whisper White Bakers Twine and used a Dauber to change
the white twine to Mango Melody twine.


Wrapped the twine around the card and made a separate bow to place on top.

Diecut 2 bees from Basic Black Cardstock with the Detailed Dragonfly  Thinlits Dies.
I added some Crushed Curry behind the body of the bee and added dimensionals between
the 2 sets of wings to make it more life like.

Next I added 2 more mats on my card behind the black
Flirty Flamingo and the other in Mango Melody.
BUT if you don't know me, I am a bit of a paper saver for other projects.
I cut away the excess that is just going to be stuck together - see photo

I struggled to find the correct sentiment, then I remembered
that I had Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack with sheets of stickers.
Next I added some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to my card.
I used Basic Black cardstock as my card base cut at 10.5cm x 29.7cm

With the leftover Laser-cut paper I stuck it very carefully to
Petal Pink Cardstock.

I use a cotton tip dipped in Multipurpose Liguid Glue and lightly
add glue to the back of the paper, then carefully place down on your card.
If you happen to miss some you can easily life it with a knife and use your
cotton tip to add more glue...see photo

The Beautiful detail of this card was already created so it was a very quick card
to make...REMEMBER that cardstock that I saved!!!
I used the BigShot and Celebrate You Thinlits Dies to create my sentiment.
Cut 1 'Amazing' from Flirty Flamingo, 2 Amazing from Mango Melody
and 1 Amazing from Basic Black as well as a YOU in Basic Black too.
Add the finished word Amazing to the card then add You on top of that.
Added some more of those gorgeous pearls AND this card was finished.

I was going to create a layout with this sunset photo for this Blog Hop.
I may still use these same colours and create a layout yet!!!

BUT being sick since last Saturday and still not much better
I decided to go with a card instead. 

Up next is the Beautifully Talented Kelly with what I am sure
will be totally AMAZING creation using inspiration from Siobhan's photo.
Thanks for asking me to join you on your team's monthly Hop Kelly,
it truly is my pleasure to create something special <3

Thanks for following my blog, please leave me some love
in the comment box below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3
Hope your day was AWESOME  <3

Cheers Shaz