Thursday, 15 August 2019

Scrapbooking Global Blop Hop - Back to School

Thank you for joining us for Scrapbooking Global August Blog Hop - Back to School.
This theme was picked by our Guest Designer - Elizabeth Ruth (Beth Rush)
Beth loves Scrapbooking and I am sure that she will have created something
truly special as a momento of her kids going back to school.
We have 12 talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators creating their very own
Back to School Scrapbook layouts please join us on the hop.
Follow along with the NEXT button at the bottom of the post.

You may have joined me from Sara Levin blog, 
where she always creates a very unique design with Stampin' Up! products.
I know she was saying yesterday that she was creating her layout, I did mine today.

I am not scrapbooking photos of my children as I would have to go looking through all 
the photo boxes to find their photos...So it is my cousin's daughter again.

Ella started Prep this year and she is LOVING it!!!

I was really worried about what papers I would use for Ella's photos as her uniform
is ORANGE... Not one of my favourite colours to scrap with...
BUT I do love what I did with her photos...
Not much stamping done on this layout, Just one of the lil pixie with the quill in her hand
(see photo at the top of the page) and I added a close up pic below too.

You will find this image in the Cling Stamp Set New Wonders, this set
is a HOST set which you can purchase when you have an in home presentation
or place an order over $250.

I coloured this lil cutie patootie with our Blends
Hair - So Saffron Combo
The DSP which matched perfectly to the photo was See A Silhouette 
which is so brightly coloured with lots of abstract designs...
Which one do you think I chose???

LOVE this geometric pattern on this DSP... Perfectly matched Ella's photo.
This layout consists mainly of DSP and Cardstock to complete it.
Very simple, BUT that is what I LOVE most about our products.

I added a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I embossed with the new Scripty 3D  
embossing folder to just add some dimension behind Ella's handwritten name.
I added a very small border of Pacific Point cardstock behind the group photo

I also added some cut out letters from Night of Navy cardstock with the Layering Alphabet dies so that we could remember that Ella was in Prep, not that she would let you forget!
Isn't she just the cutest lil one...Soon to be 5 where did that time go?

This layout is very bold, it matches Ella's personality perfectly.

I have blanked out the other children's faces in the photo for their anonymity
and to protect their privacy, AND which school they attend.

Well I do hope that you liked what I created for Back to School theme,
I almost used the new DSP Follow You Art BUT I am pleased I stuck with my original plan.
I cannot wait to see Beth's design as well as all of our other talented scrapbookers.

Up next is Diana Ball she has created a great layout with new products
from the Upcoming Holiday catalogue, such a cute layout!!!

Please follow the Hop by clicking on the NEXT button and you will follow
along withall of us who are participating....
OR if the link is broken please follow along with the list below.

If you love Scrapbooking and Stampin' Up! products you should join us
over at the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! FB group.
This group is open to anyone, whether you are a Stampin' Up! Demo or not.
There is so much inspiration over there...Come ask to join, answer a couple of questions.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Scrapbooking Global July Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global July Blog Hop, This month's theme Travel was picked by our Guest Designer  
Lotte Noordzij-Walther who lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  We have 19 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world
today who are participating in this Travel Blog Hop.
Cannot wait to see what they create!!!

You may have just joined me from Danielle Bennenk blog or you have 
started the hop with me...Sharon Dalton from Central Queensland, Australia.
At 51, I went on my very 1st overseas trip in April this year to New Zealand
with my Upline and fellow Demonstrator Susan Luke to Auckland for OnStage
so I thought it was appropriate to scrap these photos.


I went with a sketch to create my layout as I haven't felt like scrapbooking lately.
And these really help me out when I am in a bit of a creative rut!!!
Do you use sketches to help you create too?

I chose my products from this See A Silhouette Suite Bundle 152169

The Designer Series Papers I chose was See A Silhouette 149443, they have a beautiful
colour palette to suit any kind of photos BUT the one that I thought fitted these photos
perfectly was this one. All the swirls reminded me of the swirls in the clouds.

Then seen as though it was New Zealand I thought I would use the
Fern leaf from Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set 149325 to create my circle 

around my photos in the sketch.  AND with this I thought I would use the NEW Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder 149512 with the matching Silhoutte Scenes Cling Stamp Set that I got the phrase from, as well as these children represented how I felt going on my very 1st overseas holiday.  So very EXCITED!!!

I really didn't want to add a scalloped border as per the sketch so I just use the swirl from
Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set -
149298 along the bottom of my DSP.
You can buy Good Morning Magnolia 151087 in a Bundle saving you 10%
 My title was created with Hand Lettered Prose Dies 149550
cut out in the die cutting machine from Pacific Point
cardstock 116202

I used two different die sets that Stampin' Up! have in this years catalogue.
Mostly I used everything that comes with
the See A Silhouette Scenes Suite 152169
which includes
Silhouettes Scenes Stamp Set 149443 and Sweet Silhouettes Dies 149541 
 As well as Well Written Dies 148534 to create my subtitles with the script font.
I added "S" to the ends of the words Friend and Adventure.

These words are from the phrase


Sorry about the reflective glare on the bottom of the photo...So hard to photograph.
I really wish that you could see the shimmer on the fern leaves and the lil children.

Up next is Cynthia McQueen with her creation...
PLease hit the next button to follow the rest of the Blog Hop so that you can see all the

wonderful Travel destinations everyone takes you to.
There is a list at the end of the Hop, so that in case one of the links are broken you

can still follow along.

Thank you for joining me in on my blog. Please leave me some LOVE in the form of a comment and I will return you the same LOVE on your blog <3
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Scrapbooking Global - June Blog Hop - Birthday and Parties

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global June Blog Hop,
there are 17 talented  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from
around the world joining us today.

This month's theme was picked by our Guest Designer Marga Bultena....
Birthdays and Parties is such a great theme.

You may have just joined me from Delys Cram's Blog
Delys is one of our Talented Creative Design Team Members.
Scrapbooking Global and the Blog Hop could not be run
without this team, these ladies help me all the time...
Please give them all a HUGE shoutout!!!

I am absolutely positive that Delys will have something truly AMAZING on her blog.
Now that you are here, I have a couple of brand new products to showcase.
I am also using a couple that carried over to the 2019/2020 Catalogue.

I started with the Dinoroar DSP, I cut out some of the dinosaurs as I didn't buy
the stamps or the dies... I just wanted to see what I could do with the paper
without the rest of the suite.

I absolutely LOVE this paper, and I am sure that if you have any lil men in your life
they will love it too!!! The photos I will put on this layout is of a friend's lil boy
who just celebrated his First Birthday.

 BUT you will see that I use the inside mats for the
Tropical Chic framelits so that I am not wasting paper.
I not only do this on my scrapbooking layouts BUT I do it on my cards as well.
Saves me paper and all those extra layers.

Next I made some of the cut out dinosaurs dimensional with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Some I just stuck straight to the paper.
Don't you agree that this DSP is just so cute?

I used the new lettering for this title... I think this font is so versatile!!!

Bugger it is blurry I will have to take a photo with the camera, that will have to be later.

Up next is Marga Bultena
Seen as though she chose this theme I am pretty positive that
Marga will have created a masterpiece, I cannot wait to see it!!!

Here is a list of all the participants of the Blog Hop for you to follow along
If for some reason this link is broken.

Please leave me some love in the comment box below
Thank you for Hopping along with me and the rest of this creative bunch.
Cheers Shaz

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Stamp 'N Hop 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue

Welcome to Stamp 'N Hop 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop
20 of us to showcase this Beautiful catalogue, Sooo Many Gorgeous products.
You may have joined me from Jacqui Lawrence's Blog or just started the Hop with me...

Well as always I am behind in my creating again....Story of my life lately
BUT I always seem to pull something out of thin air....
Normally I find the photo and go from there, BUT again I started this without a photo.

PINTEREST is always my GO TO when I am struggling to find something to create.
I searched for Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Scrapbooking and only cards came up.
So I just searched Vintage scrapbooking and this came up

A long way off of Stampin' Up! BUT it was all the inspiration I needed.
Gabrielle Pollocco, so Beautiful
My layout didn't end up being Vintage, BUT I absolutely LOVE it!!


I started with a piece of Sahara Sand 12x12 Cardstock from the
Neutrals 12 x12 Cardstock and tore up it across the page
Next I spritzed the cardstock so that I could make the ridges that Gabrielle created
You have to be careful so that you don't rip any holes in your cardstock.
I just kept spritzing and gently created the layers...

Sooo after I had created the layers, I then dried it with a heat gun...
Next I added text randomly to the bottom half of the Sahara Sand cardstock.
The text - "Wishing you a day of love and joy"  was from Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set
I stamped it with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad

I couldn't go past the NEW Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
And the matching Perennial Essence 12 x 12 Vellum Cardstock.

I knew it would go PERECTLY with this vintage kinda look

Next I tore the Petal Pink piece of DSP so that this would go behind the Sahara Sand
I decided that I would add some dimension using Shimmery Embossing Paste
I added a couple of drops of Grapefruit Grove Re-Inker and mixed it up.
I decided to create my own stencil rather than use the ones that are in the catalogue.
So I used Springtime Impressions die, which comprises of varying blooms and leaves.

To create your very own stencil, I use Window Sheets and dies
run them through your favourite die-cutting machine.
I needed to use the Precision Cutting Mat to get a complete cut through the Window Sheet
with the Springtime Impressions die

Next I randomly added the embossing paste and stencil all over my page
Sometimes I did a lot, some places I only did a small amount.
You can dry this with the Heat Gun but I just went onto creating my blooms next.

When I create a layout with lots of layers, and it becomes lumpy bumpy
I stick it to the cardboard that comes with our DSP as this gives it stability.
Once the Embossing Paste was dry I dragged out my poor old sewing machine and randomly stitched in different places on the layout...
My machine is a work horse she is always sewing through layers.

I knew that I would use the matching Floral Essence Stamp Set to create Vellum blooms.
I did use some retired Grapefruit Grove Embossing Powder
with Clear Embossing Powder on the Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock...
I stamped about 10 large blooms and then about 20 smaller 3 point blooms
from the same set which has a matching Perennial Flower punch
Once I heat embossed them I used my bone folder to curl them to create dimension
I did some of them under and over the petals...
Using Mini Glue Dots to hold them together.

I still hadn't found a photo for this layout, so the hunt began...
Luckily I remembered at my Daughter's Bridal Shower
we wore huge blooms in our hair.  PERFECT!!!

Now I started to piece it all together, I needed to make my photo sit above the ridges.
So I built up layers of cardboard (I use the 12x12 pieces that come in the Foil & Glimmer)
I don't chuck this out!!!  See the photos!!!

Next I stick my DSP to the cardstock then my photo to that.
WOW lucky that photo mat is not stuck to the layout yet as that is mighty crocked.

My blooms are so big that I do lose a lot of the ridges, which is disappointing.
BUT they do look Beautiful, don't you agree?

Ok I think I can show you the layout now that you have seen most of the details.
I also cut out a Floral accent from the
Springtime Impressions dies
out of the background DSP to pop behind the photo.

I stamped the leaf from Floral Essence Stamp Set on the back of the Green Vellum 
with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin Pad
stamped off to show up the veins on the leaf stamp.
Then punched them out with the Leaf punch.
I stuck some of them the right way up and then I used some upside down between
all the floral blooms, they are a PERFECT accent.
(If you stamp on the front of the vellum it takes ages to dry and you may smudge it.)

Sooo very happy with this layout...
It is definitely going to have to go in a Shadow Box Frame up in the Studio Shabaz.
This layout has too much dimension to go in a traditional album.

There is no title yet as I am waiting on the
new lettering from Stampin' Up! Hand-Lettered Prose dies.
I am also wondering if I need anything else embellishment wise on this layout,
Do you think it needs anything???

If you LIVE in Australia and don't have your very own Demonstrator
I can help you out there...
If you want to order any of these products to re-create this layout SHOP HERE

Up next is Sue Allen who is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from NSW,
I am sure she has a very creative take on some of the new products...
There are so many, wonder which one she used.

Blog Roll -
1.    Pia Gerhard (DE)
2.    Laura Mackie (UK)
3.    Mo Rootes (UK)
4.    Susan Simpson (UK)
5.    Narelle Fasulo
6.    Stacey Marsh (UK)
7.    Vicky Wright – Australia - That’s Me!
8.    Laura Hill (UK)
9.    Tracy Marie Lewis (US)
10.    Annette Ball
11.    Linda Handford – UK
12.    Anastasia Radloff (US)
13.    Michelle Bryant (UK)
14.    Karen Varley
15.    Jo Blackman
16.    Jacqui Lawrence
17.    Sharon Dalton
18.    Sue Allen – Australia
19.    Jenn Charles
20.    Vickie Kello (Aus)

Thank you for hopping along with the Stamp 'N Hop group of Demonstrators
throughout the world... So many talented Demo's out there!!!
Please leave me some loving in the comments box, I will be back later to follow up.
Have a great day
Cheers Shaz