Sunday 28 April 2019

ESAD So Long Old Favourites Blog Hop

Welcome to ESAD So Long Favourites Blog Hop.
We are a group of  25 Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators who are sad that
our favourites products from 2018-2019 catalogue are Retiring
BUT they are making way for lots of brand new products released on Jun 3.

Originally I thought I would like to have created something with Brusho's
which are pigment based inks that come to life when you add water.
BUT that would take time as it had to dry in between layers.
SO I needed something that was quick so I had lots of leftover
Share What You Love DSP...

 This DSP is so beautiful and it has a Pearl finish to some of the papers.
So I set out to re-create a page that I had made a long time ago...
Thinking it was going to be quick and easy...Haha famous last words.


That page was easy BUT then I decided I needed to do a matching layout
for my Scrapbooking Classes on Monday night.
so I think this made my job harder too!!!

This is when it became not so quick and easy as this page didn't come together as quickly as I would have liked....Lots of to-ing and fro-ing with this my fellow demo friends.
EVENTUALLY  I got something that I am truly happy with...
AND a bit of fussy cutting makes my heart happy.

I snuck in a couple of products that are carryover from 2018-2019 catalogue
into the new 2019-2020 catalogue. I was lucky that quite a few of my favourite
stamp sets stuck around!!! Even though I didn't use many stamps and ink here.
The stamp set Swirly Frames, which has so many cools frames to use on your
Scrapbooking or card making...

I used Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad  and on the Swirly Frames stamps
Mossy Meadow Cardstock for the photo mats.
I used Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots on the Vellum to pop them up
and to hold the vellum together on the banner/swag.

I cut all the circles with the Layering Circle Framelits...
I just wish there was more than one of each size as I had to cut 19 circles of one size
the beauty of these are that you can cut rings with
larger and smaller circles at the same time
7 of another size...So lots of cutting!!!
Hope you enjoyed my double layout!!!

Can you see that beautiful pearl sheen to those fussy cut flowers,
isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!!
So Sad that it is leaving us at the end of May...If it doesn't sell out beforehand.
If you want this beautiful paper, hurry up and shop here and your will find
this DSP and sooo much more in the clearance rack

Up next is Maree McIntosh
I wonder what products she has used as one of her favourites products from the catty.
Click the NEXT arrow to see her creations.

Thank you for visiting my blog, please pop down below and leave me a comment
It makes my heart skip a lil beat when I see that you have left me some lovin.
Until next time, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Cheers Shaz 

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Thursday 25 April 2019

Scrapbooking Global April Blog Hop - Flowers or Spring

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!  April Blog Hop.

If you haven't heard of Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!
it is a Facebook group which I created in Jan 2017.
It is a group which I created for us SCRAPBOOKERS who use Stampin' Up! products.
We just hit "5000" members and I couldn't be more excited.
Join us over there for all the inspiration that Stampin' Up! products allow us to create.

It is Mariejosee Gagnon's time in the spotlight as
Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Guest Designer for April.
Mariejosee is a Demostrator from Quebec, Canada.
Click on her photo to see what she has designed for us this month.

Mariejosee and 19 other ladies are going to show us their creations
  for the April's theme of Flowers or Spring

As it is Autumn here in Australia, I decided to go with flowers that have autumn tones.
I am using a Sale-A-Bration suite that just left us at the end of March.
So sad to see it go, it has the most beautiful floral DSP and a Stamp Set to match.
I am talking about Painted Seasons Cling Stamp...

I started this layout before I went to Auckland for OnStage LIVE event on the 11th-13th.
BUT I never finished it until this morning....Phew with just hours to go!!
I used the largest floral stamp to create my background on
Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock.

I used a Sponge Dauber to add the colours to this stamp by adding the lightest colour
of Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad to cover the entire stamp and then I daubered
a small amount of Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad around the edges
and the centre of the flower.

I created a mask out of a sticky note which I cut slightly smaller
than the stamped image to cover the flowers so that I can add the leaves behind it.
The leaves are stamped with Call Me Clover Classic Stampin Pad.

Here is a quick photo tip.

I added some banners cut from more of this gorgeous paper on the reverse
with the Banner Triple Punch which allows you create 3 different sized banners.
But I just cut sizes I liked from the DSP, then used that punch to create my banner.

Next I sat for a few hours and cut out a heap of flowers from this gorgeous piece
Who else loves fussy cutting??? I find it so relaxing!!!
Next I decided where they needed to be placed.
Some of them I added Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to create different perspective.

I used Poppy Parade Cardstock mat for my photos, this really made the
photos POP as they are only mobile phone pictures and the quality is a bit dodgy.
These photos make me so happy, without these girls in my life I think I would be lost.
They mean so much to me, they definitely light up my day <3
This was an early Birthday Morning Tea just for me
as they couldn't be with me on my actual birthday <3
My cake was leftover from the littliest one's 1st Birthday, so they used the 1 candle
BUT added a five made out of smarties beside it...for my 51st Birthday
This Mum thinks of everything.

I used the Well Written Framelits Dies to create my title out of Call Me Clover Cardstock

I do hope that you liked my flowers that I created for this Blog Hop!!!
Thank you once again for visiting <3 Please leave me some LOVE in the comment
box at the end of this post... I do love reading what you thought of my creation.

Up next is Patty Chenail at Patty's Stampin in my flops. Sounds perfect to me
I am currently sitting in my PJ's as it is a cold and bleak day outside...
YEP I still haven't even had breakfast and it is almost 11.30am.

Lets see what Patty has created for us...

Please click on the NEXT button and it will take you to Patty,
BUT If for some reason the link is broken at the end of this post
is a complete list of Hoppers. You can visit all of them from here <3
Please give them some love too <3

Thanks again Cheers Shaz

Monday 1 April 2019

We Create In Color 2017-2019 Blog Hop


Welcome to We Create 2017-2019 In Color Blog Hop, Shaz here.
You may have just joined me from Paper Fairy Kris's Blog
Today we are showcasing the soon to be retired colours of 2017-2019.
One in particular is my very favourite colour, Lemon Lime Twist...
will be sadly missed by me...

Sooo sad that colours have to retire, BUT that only means one thing
NEW COLOURS are coming when the new catalogue goes LIVE on June 3.
Cannot wait to share them with  you.

I literally whipped these babies up in about 1 hour....
I took inspiration from a card that Jackie Noble created and she gifted it to me.
Using all 5 colours and Beauty Abounds - Bubbles stamp it was done in no time flat!!!


Here they are individually

Berry Burst

Fresh Fig

Lemon Lime Twist

Powder Pink

Tranquil Tide

They are the same BUT different, Sooo effective in all the colours.

Hope you are inspired to create some quick and easy cards using up your soon to be retired cardstock, inks and ribbons.

Up next is Tricia Butts with her very creative take on In Color 2017-2019 

Thank you for hopping by my Blog, please leave me some LOVE
in the form of a comment and I will in turn return the favour...
Follow the Blog Hop by clicking NEXT
Until next time
Cheers Shaz