Thursday, 20 September 2018

Scrapbooking Global September Blog Hop

It's that time of the month again, on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
We the Creative Design Team and members of the Scrapbooking Global FB group
showcase Scrapbooking with a theme that changes monthly.
Delys is our Designer this month who chose Masculine Themed Challenge.

You may have just joined the Hop here or
just hopped over from Delys's Blog, she gave us a sneak peak
on Scrapbooking Global FB page
Isn't it a great layout?

To say the least I really struggled with this challenge!!!
I think a lot of us struggle with male layouts in general.
It is so easy to add flowers and pretties to a feminine layout.

I have tried creating 3 different layouts,
the first 2 are in a pile that may end up in the waste paper bin!!!

BUT luckily for me the last one I created I am happy with!!!

It is one of those layouts that just came together without too much thought.
I have been wanting to create a scrapbook layout with this set since I purchased it.
You can find it in the Annual catalogue on pg 162
I chose to do a very simple white space layout with a lil bit of grunge.

Stamping directly onto our Whisper White 12x12 Cardstock I created
my background with the woodgrain stamp with Gray Granite Ink Pad.
As well as this stamp I used the Lined stamp that is also in this set.

I used the Nature's Poem DSP, Stamps Set and Twine
which I must say is perfect for masculine layouts.

I used the Cajun Craze and Soft Suede and Stripe from Nature's Poem DSP,
I made the edges of the DSP and photo all torn and rough
using a distressing tool.

With Early Espresso Ink pad I added some stars to the page too.

Using our Banner Triple punch I added that behind the photo.
Also the Classic Label punch to add some sentiments to my layout.
Those words Be Strong, Be Happy, Be You is from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.

I thought that I had finished until I thought I might add
just a couple of other stamped images and embellishments


Pretty happy with the end product...So glad that we can combine
so many of our stamp sets to create 1 layout and they all work so well together.
I borrowed the Country Livin' stamp off of my friend to use the boots,
which I stamped with Early Espresso.
I did a light watercolour on the boots with Gray Granite and Aqua painter.
You can find this set on pg 146 of the Annual catalogue

I used 2 different types of Ribbon & Trim.
The first one is the Mint Macaron Nature's Twine that I wrapped around my layout.
AND the second one is in the brand new Holiday Catalogue on pg 43...
It is called Braided Linen Thread - this trim can easily be unwoven for a frayed look.
Which I have done on my lasso.

Up next is another one of our very creative design team members Stesha Bloodhart,
I am pretty positive her layout will be nothing short of AMAZING...
She takes beautiful photos of her boys, I wonder if it is of her husband and their sons?

I thank you so very much for hopping along with us on our Monthly Hop,
If you are not a member of Scrapbooking Global please follow the link
from the top of the page and join us for lots of inspiration.

Please leave me a lil love by leaving me a comment
and follow the links below to finish the Hop.
There are so many fantastic designers on this hop!!!
Cheers Shaz


  1. What a fantastic page Sharon. Love everything about it but especially all the white space, along with all the small touches you have added. TFS

    1. Thank you Vicky, I do LOVE a layout with White Space <3
      Thank you for leaving me some LOVE, I truly appreciate it <3
      Cheers Shaz

  2. great page, good to see I am not the only one that made more then one page and was not happy I thought it was just me

    1. Thank you Jenna, NO I am afraid it is not just you!!! The struggle was real... I really wanted to scrap my husband 50th Hot Laps BUT it just wasn't to be!!!
      Thanks for your comment it means so much to me.
      Cheers Shaz

  3. Your page is perfect! Love the red dsp under the photo

    1. Thank you Annette, I am very humbled that you have commented Thank you <3
      I love that DSP from Nature Poem, it is actually Cajun Craze...
      Cheers Shaz

  4. your page is fabulous and so similar to mine with the use of the texture background stamps.

    1. Thank you Stesha <3 It's funny how we sometimes tend to use the stamp in the same way as others on the same Blog hops... Love it <3
      Cheers Shaz

  5. Love all the elements to this layout, and now NEED that Grunge stamp set! I find it difficult to use just one photo (fear of that open space?), so challenging myself to have a go. Karen x

    1. Karen, So glad that I can enable you to buy said Stamp set LOL.
      I used to find it difficult, BUT now I absolutely LOVE white space.
      Cannot wait to see what you come up with <3
      Cheers Shaz

  6. Great layout!!! Love how you tied the boots in with the theme

    1. Thank you Lisa, Yes I felt it needed just that extra lil element to finish it off.
      Cheers Shaz

  7. Absolutely gorgeous lo, Sharon. Love the white space and the pop of color by the dsp layer. Perfectly done!!

    1. By the way, this is Danielle from the Netherlands :)

    2. Thanks Danielle, apparently you always need to add 10% of one colour and that was it!!
      Cheers Shaz

  8. Love the layout Sharon. Thanks for sharing


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