Wednesday 27 March 2019

Ink & Share Scrapbook - All About Me

Welcome to Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop,
This month we are focusing on All About Me.

This layout is not just a photo of me, it is a photo of hubby and me...
Celebrating our 27th Wedding Anniversary.

I used the Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack...
Inspiration for the back piece of tissue paper came from this card.
I love the fact with these cards you can make a very simple layout, quickly!

Up next is Karen Pearmain

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Thank you for hopping with me on this Blog Hop,
please leave me some comments.  And in turn I will leave you some love.
Cheers Shaz

Thursday 21 March 2019

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Mixed Media

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop March 2019 - Mixed Media.
There are 18 of us creating Scrapbooking Layouts, Canvas pieces or anything will work.
BUT today is all about our Guest Designer...

Nature is our Guest Designer for the Month of March, she
picked this theme.
Check out Nature Gibner's Blog with her interpretation of Mixed Media

Stampin' Up! has lots of products that you can use as Mixed Media, IE - Embossing paste, Brusho's, Embossing folders, and lots of wooden elements...Our reinkers could be used for sprays...Shimmer paints can be used...We have so many beautiful ribbons n places you could tea dye them or use our re inkers to colour them...Embossing folders can also be used to create layers in mixed media.
You could do a Canvas or a Scrapbook page Torn papers, Stamped tissue paper then scrunched up and stuck down roughly to create lumps and bumps over the surface of your page then sprays with our inks.
Get the idea now...

You may have just joined me from Sharni Haines blog, pretty sure it will be AMAZING

Sooo that is where I started with Recycled Cardstock from our DSP, the brown paper
that used to come with our order (sad about that not being inside our boxes anymore)

Now I didn't have a clue at this point as to what photos I was using....
I normally start with my photos and work out the colours from there.

Sooo with really no plan, I just decided to play with our recycled products and some glue...
Here is what happened. I crumpled up the brown paper,
adding glue to the cardboard and then I carefully pulled it apart and layed it over the white cardboard backing.
Being careful to still make sure there were crumpled bits here and there

Next I added a pleated banner at the top of the page, still not knowing what I was creating.
Then thinking about all the wonderful products that Stampin' UP! have to play with
I decided to add some White Embossing Paste over the banner

Next I thought I better find some products to use on this page...
Checking out the catalogue I remembered that I had brought
Big Plans Memories and More card pack.
So there was my inspiration for the colouring of the banner.
Pineapple Punch and Calypso Coral Re-Inkers.
Adding drops of these colours to the banner with a pipette and then spritzing them
with water to make it run down the banner.

Next I chose my photos, which is something I usually do at the beginning of my layout.
My Best Friend got married almost 2yrs ago and I haven't scrapped any
of her photos and I thought these would look great on this layout...

So then I felt like it need more texture...Mixed media to me is all about texture.
next I added the very delicate
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut specialty paper.
Cut away from around the banner and then thought I would glue it with a
bit of tombow and water on the my non sticky mat...
Well that is when everything went pear shaped!!!! INSERT ANGRY FACE!!!

So started again with a new piece of delicate paper, this time I added the glue all
over the
brown paper background and then carefully placed it down to stick it!!!

Next I used a FREE product from Sale-A-Bration that I thought matched the theme
of my layout with all the floral textures on it...
So happy to tell you that this product is coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue..
Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Adding this behind one of the photos with some of the ink daubered around the edges
and over the top of the impression it leaves when run through the Big Shot.
I cut the centre out of photo mat to use on the layout somewhere...
ALSO when using Embossed cardstock as your photo mat,
I always add cardboard behind it to give it stability.

I also add cardstock to the back of the photos on lumpy bumpy textured backgrounds.
AND on the embellishments too to give them dimension.
I used the Stitched Label Framelits, the embossed cut away from the photo mount and
one of the cards from Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack
as well as the Gold Metallic Thread

Almost to the end now BUT I just got to add something else...
A bit of SHIMMER...Frost White Shimmer Paint

before adding the photos and all the flowers over the background.
The Flowers are from Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack Sticker Sheets

OK I will let you see it now....after a few more sneak peaks LOL

The Congrats is a long since retired product... I Love these.
I painted it with Shimmer paint same as I used on the background.

Up next is Sara Levin our very own Creative Design Team Member.
Sara will kick this out of the ball park, cannot wait to see what she created.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I do hope you enjoyed this Mixed Media layout.
Please leave me some love in the comments box and I will pop over
and leave you some love in your comment box too.

Cheers Shaz

If you live in Australia and wish to buy these products simply visit MY SHOP

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut specialty paper.
White Embossing Paste
Frost White Shimmer Paint 
Stitched Label Framelits
Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack 
Gold Metallic Thread 

Sunday 10 March 2019

March 2019 Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - Pets

Welcome to Scrapbook Sunday, This month we are focusing on our pets...

Well this pet is not mine BUT my Daddy's Dog Missy BUT she will claim anyone
who is willing to give her lots and lots of pats and KISSES (not!!!) 

She will be your best friend FUREVER

I am trying to do some Memories and More Memory Keeping layouts
I struggle with the size as I am used to scrapbooking in 12x12 format.
So today I created my own cards to suit this theme.
By simply cutting my Mats to suit the size of Polypropylene Page Protectors
in the Variety Pack 6" X 8" Photo Pocket Pages available on Pg 194 of the catalogue.Available for purchase are a range of Memories and More Card Packs
to suit your theme or occasion.

I was able to decorate with Happy Tails Stamp Set and Dog Builder Punch.
I used Crumb Cake Classic Stamp Pad on Crumb Cake Cardstock,
stamping randomly over the whole background with paw prints

Next I layered the photos over the top of all the stamping.

I kept it very simple BUT it is a cute photo of my
Cousin's daughter - Hannah who I babysit.
She looks like she is kissing Missy BUT I can guarantee you she isn't.
Perfectly timed photos LOL


The products I used were from Occasions catalogue which finishes on June 3
when the new Annual catalogue (2019/2020) is released...
Sorry for the quality, I cannot photograph these pages without glare.

Up Next is Heike Hulle-Bolze from Germany with her wonderful design
that she has created for this theme <3

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I do hope you enjoyed this project.
Please leave me some love in the comments box and I will pop over
and leave you some love in your comment box too.

If you live in Australia and wish to buy these products simply visit MY SHOP

You can buy the Happy Tails Stamp Set and Dog Bulder Punch Bundle
saving you 10% off the retail price
OR individually

Dog Builder Punch 148543
Happy Tails Photopolymer Stamp 148682

 Other products used were

ESAD March 2019 Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to ESAD Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop where we are the 
'Extra Special Australiasian Demonstators'  from Australia and New Zealand
who create beautiful samples to inspire you <3

This month seen as it is the last month of Sale-A-Bration we want to show you
when you purchase products from the Occasions catalogue or Annual catalogue,
over $90/$180 you can earn some FREE Sale-A-Brations (SAB) products.
The more you spend the more you earn...Different products - Different levels

I have used 2 products from the Occasions catalogue to create my project today
Beauty Abounds Cling Bundle, Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle

BUT have purchased the combination of several products
so I could earn myself 3 different SAB products.
Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets

You may have started the Hop with me -  Sharon Dalton -
or just joined me from Jackie Aitken's AMAZING creation...
She is one talented lady who is 2019 Artisans of the Year.

Firstly I started with a piece of Watercolour paper
(Sorry forgot to photograph the process and technique)
I used 3 different inks on a piece of acetate and sprayed with water
and layed my card in the pool of colour to create my background.
Then as it was drying I wet my hands and sprinkled droplets of water
over the entire background to create the distinct pattern.
Such a cool technique!!!

Then I started adding spots from Beauty Abounds with Poppy Parade 
(stamped off, 2nd generation ink) over the background...Then added Pumpkin Pie spots as well...

Next I added the floral image to the side of the front panel with Poppy Parade Ink
and then a sentiment from Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Next was to create a focal point on the inside of the card to add some interest

Next I added some of the SAB products to the outside of the card...
Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets for the butterflies.
Botancial Butterfly Designer Series Paper as a fussy cut butterfly
Butterfly Elements as a wood butterfly.
See how the foil just shimmers different colours under different light.

Using products such as the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
from the Annual catalogue you can also a
dd to your total to reach your $90 SAB rewards.
These add another eye catching element to your card.

Finally you get the see the finished product - Inside out first LOL

Up next is Maree McIntosh a fellow Aussie Demo who I am sure has created something
rather special too...So many beautiful products to choose from.

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  Thank you for visiting my Blog, I do hope you enjoyed this project.
Please leave me some love in the comments box and I will pop over
and leave you some love in your comment box too.
Cheers Shaz

If you live in Australia and wish to buy these products simply visit MY SHOP

Beauty Abounds Cling Bundle 150617
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle 150599
 Poppy Parade Stampin' Pad 147050
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Pad 147086
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Pad 147052
Watercolour paper  122959
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls 146927

 FREE Sale-A-Bration products
Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets