Sunday, 21 June 2020

ESAD 20/21 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to ESAD 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop, we are Australian
and New Zealand Demonstrator who are showcasing products of this BEAUTIFUL catty.
You may have started with me or you have joined me from Monique Fielder

There are 18 of us creating a variety of projects for you to be inspired by,
we may also spotlight a product that wasn't even on your radar...
Inspiration is everywhere in this Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

I created a card for a friend's birthday, with the Zany Zebra's...
They are so stinken cute!!! Don't you agree??

The Zany Zebra's Stamp Set is in the Beginners Brochure,
so perfect for someone who is just getting started in stamping as you
don't need anything that paper, ink and stamps to create a cute card.
I created a window from Whisper White Cardstock with the
Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped the Zebra behind
the frame of the window and the other 2 Zebra's on the outside.

I used Pretty Peacock Cardstock, Forever Fern DSP and Just Jade Cardstock
to create the card front...

I also used Pretty Peacock Cardstock to die cut some grass and reeds from
Friendly Silhouttes Dies

All the  Zany Zebra's were stamped with Memonto Tuxedo Black ink
and then I fussy cut them all individually.
BUT the ones on the inside were all stamped on the one piece of cardstock 
which I cut out all 3 together and stuck on the inside.

OMG!!! I am so in love with these lil Zebra's you don't have to do anything to fancy
to make a FANTASTIC card...

Up next is
Kayla McCreadie, Kayla will have an AMAZING creation
for you to be drooling over...Simply click on the NEXT Button to follow the Blog Hop
If for some reason one of the links are broken you can pick up with the list below.

Blog participant list

1.       Nicole Wilson
2.       Lou Kitzelman
3.       Denise Buetler
4.       Libby Dyson
5.       Lauren Meiklejohn
6.       Narelle Fasulo
7.       Jenny Hayward
8.       Maria Henderson
9.       Sharni Haines
11.   Sharon Dalton
13.   Rebecca Scurr
15.   Lynsey McCord
18.   Kelly Kent

Thank you for visiting my blog, I do hope that you were inspired by my creation.
Please remember to hop over to all of the other blogs and check out their creations too.
Please leave me some LOVIN in the form of a comment in the box below <3
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! - June Blog Hop "Brand New"

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Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! June Blog Hop
Today is the day that we get to showcase our Brand New 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue
This Month it is Shaz - that's Me!! 
I am the lucky Design Team Member who got to choose this theme for this month...

My first assumptions was the Brand New Catalogue products BUT it can be anything Brand New - Car, Shoes, Baby...A Brand New technique that you want to try out....
It can be anything...Looking forward to see what everyone created.

AND Truth being told... I completely FORGOT that today was Blog Hop day...
It wasn't until the reminder came up on my phone that I remember at 1.30pm.
SOOOO I had to use a layout that I have just finished creating for my
Scrappin' On The GO! PDF Tutorials(see here for the Tutorials),
so now I will have to create another layout for that...

My first purchase during Pre-order was the In Good Taste Suite...
PG 122of the Brand New Annual Catalogue, I just love all the texture that this suite has.
I fell in LOVE with the In Good Taste DSP, and this is what I used for my layout.
So many Beautiful Patterns and Textures in this DSP pack, You receive 2 pieces of
all patterns shown...

I also used the Tasteful Touches Bundle which has Stamp n Dies seen here below.

I chose 1 piece of DSP which was Gray on one side and Tiles on the other side
BUT used both sides of it as well as a piece of 12x12 Misty Moonlight Cardstock
I cut 2 strips off of it, and flipped one side then tore a strip off the DSP to reveal a torn edge. Then moved them apart and stuck them onto the cardstock.
I used the Misty Moonlight Stamp Pad with the border stamp to add texture
to the Gray/Tiled DSP.

I have added some stamped feathers to the bottom of the torn pieces,
these were stamped with stamped off Misty Moonlight (2nd generation stamping)
and Gray Granite for the other feather


I am known for being savvy with my cardstock and DSP cutting pieces away from the
back of any of my layouts might look something like this so that I can use those papers
on the rest of the layout...You will not see this once it is in my album.

So the piece that I cut away from the gray/tiled piece I used on the layout as my Photo Mat
I combined that with the large piece of Misty Moonlight that you can also seen cut away
here as another Photo Mat

Using the Brand NEW Old World 3D Embossing Folder on the gray/tiled DSP,
you can see how it gives so much texture this piece of DSP now has.
I continued with the torn theme and scratched up the edges of the photo mat...
You can do this with your fingers, pair of scissors or a distressing tool.

Here is the completed layout, still got to add a photo SO
you won't see the gap in the Gray DSP in the background mat.
Using one of the many Tasteful Labels Dies I added a sentiment from the stamp set
The good things in LIFE ARE BETTER WITH you <3
I also used the small banner label die to create a double banner for YOU ARE THE BEST!

Thank you I do hope that my layout inspires you to create with these products
or something else that the rest of the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Hoppers
have used for their layouts...

Up next is Courtenay Heuston who has created the most Beautiful layout with another Brand New product.

Thank you for joining me and please follow along by clicking on the NEXT button or if the link is broken follow along with the list below of all the Hop participants...

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Ink & Share Scrapbook May Blog Hop

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Welcome to Ink and Share Scrapbook May Blog Hop - Personal Choice.
Hello Everyone, I cannot believe that we are at the end of May
So this can only mean one thing June is just around the corner..
June means a Brand New Catalogue...
For me that means I need to add ink to some of the stamp sets that I have brought
throughout 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and have NEVER seen ink!!

The stamp set and dies that I chose to use today is Love You To Pieces
and the co-ordinating dies Puzzle Pieces...PLUS other un-inked stamps

This is a set that I kept telling myself that I didn't need, BUT I kept seeing so many
inspiring layouts using this set that in May of this year I decided to buy it!!!
So inspiration is where I started this layout... I blatantly CASED Linda Dalke <3
BUT I added something that I had seen in the soon to be RELEASED Annual catalogue
PG 75, until June 3 we cannot show you the inside of the catalogue.

Firstly I gathered some similar colours to Linda, all the Greys and Blues.
Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray and Pacific Point.

First I stamped the stitched heart from Photopolymer Stamp Set Heartfelt across
the middle of my layout in 2 rows with Pacific Point.
I added some ink in places over the background stamp Handwritten
and just touched it lightly in varying places over the backgound
Next I started to add all the splotches of colour similar to Linda's
I just kept adding until I was happy with how it looked...
The splotches come from the stamp set
Geared Up Garage
So Happy that it is carrying over into 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue
RELEASED June 3, cannot wait!!!

Next I added some hearts from Love You To Pieces Cling Stamp Set
using Smoky Slate and Pacific Point Inks.
Then I added the puzzle piece from Love You to Pieces stamp set stamped
in Pacific Point over the whole of the splotches, writing and hearts.
I do LOVE this whole grungy type look to a layout <3
I chose a photo of my Brother and I at my Daughter's Wedding...
I absolutely LOVE my Brother with all of my heart and
he keeps me calms my nerves and helps me hold it all together <3
Hearts had to feature in this layout,  so I had use Heartfelt Stamp Set too

The very next thing I did was added some of these splotches to a scrap piece
of Whisper White cardstock and then added the hearts again and
stamped the words Thanks for Keeping Me Together from Love You To Pieces set
then I ran it through the die cutting machine to cut it into small puzzle pieces
Then I rang a piece of Smoky Slate with the same die to create the background.
I cut a Heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies and added it over the top.
Then I stamped Pacific Point ink on Pacific Point Cardstock to stamp Love You
and then I diecut it out and used dimensionals to pop it up.

I do LOVE how it turned out...Hope you enjoyed my process too <3
This photo is not the best, I have so much trouble with lighting...
will upload a new one in the morning

Up next is Kristie, who is an avid scrapbooker so I cannot wait to see what she
creates with this theme...

Thanks for joining me and the others for this hop, hope you found some inspiration.
Thank you for hoping along with us, please remember to leave me some LOVIN in the
form of a comment and let me know what you thought <3

Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Scrapbooking Global-Stampin' Up! May Blog Hop - Interactive Pages

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop for May,
Creative Design Team Member Sharni Haines month.
She chose - Interactive Pages as her theme. 
We hop every month on the 3rd Thurs of the month, 2pm AEST.
Many of the Scrapbooking Global Members participate in the hop plus all the design team.

We want you to create a layout with some kind of interactive element...
IE A Wheel that you turn to reveal more photos, Flip up photos to reveal another photo almost like a waterfall card...Tabs that you can pull in and out...A moving feature like a shaker dome or a pull tab that allows the element to move on the page. Even a Mini Album with pockets and inserts.

Pretty cool theme, I chose to create a Mini Album with the Magnolia Lane
Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes and Memories and More Cards.
Using photos of our 29th Wedding Anniversary, I have included lots of pockets
and pull out photos and spaces for journalling and tourist guides pamplets.

Firstly I stuck together 2 Cards back to back then I inserted 2 envelopes inside eachother
then created a small spine that the 2 cards could sit on inside the envelope...
Then I started to decorate... The beauty of this pack of cards and envelopes
is that it has envelope liners so I lined the inside of the envelopes.

Decorating with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack
allows you to use the cards and embellishments to add extra elements to your photos
and pages.

Lots and lots of photos...Very shitty photos today as it is rainy and overcast...
I hope you Liked my take on interactive pages inside my mini album.
When the weather is better I will take better photos.

Thank you for stopping by, please head over to Cynthia's Blog now
and see what she created...