Thursday, 16 September 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Scrap The Boys - Sept Blog Hop

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Welcome to Scrapbooking Global September Blog Hop  
We are very excited about this HOP, Delys Cram picked this theme
- Scrap The Boys.

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Our Father's/Husbands/Brother's and Sons tend to get forgotten.
BUT not this month we are focusing on the males in our life, even if it is your pet.
You may have started the Blog Hop with me or joined me straight
Courtenay Heuston blog where she created a layout that was a Blast from the Past.
We have 10 Hoppers joining us today, don't forget that you can join us anytime you want.
We hop the 3rd Thurs of the Month.

 ALSO I would LOVE to welcome our newest Creative Design Team Member Julia Quinn.
Cannot wait to see what she creates for this theme.

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This layout is extremely easy to pull together, mostly stamping with a variety of stamps.
BUT I have really struggled to find just the RIGHT photos to showcase my Dad
through the years...It is just so hard knowing that he is never coming home.
Sooo NO PHOTOS again for me, I am sorry <3

I have loosely followed a digital layout from the web to create my layout.

I loved the ideas of multiple photos on a layout, also the white space.
Unlike this layout I have not included a title as this is another hard one atm.
I started with a piece In Good Taste Designer Series Paperas the basis of my layout.
Next I used a 'C' block stamped into the Sahara Sand Ink and stamped them side by side.

I used the woodgrain stamp with Smoky Slate - from Natural Textures from the annual catalogue to add some interest on the edges of the left side over the top of the block stamped and top right hand side of the layout.

I wanted to add some distressed edges to this layout so I simply used my scissors and rubbed the edges of the DSP until I got the look that I wanted.  Sometimes I was a little rougher and tore the edges BUT that just adds more character.
Then I used our Blending Brushes with Sahara Sand Ink to the edges...
TIP - I ink up a block and add my blending brushes to the block
and blend over my DSP/CS rather than using my blending brushes directly to my ink pad.
This SAVES damaging your ink pads and any cross contamination.

I wanted some other stamping on the page so I used A Good Man stamp and stamped randomly in the top right corner. Words and Hearts are from this set.

I wanted dates on my layout to show the timeline, which was easily achieved with
Days to Remember stamp... Only thing is you have to work out the actual way the calendar is so that you can get your days and dates correct for your month.
France (Frenchie) Martin has the best video with tips and tricks.
I used the Playful Alphabet and Self Adhesive Foam Mounts for the year numbers.
Another TIP- Stick foam mount to your cardstock and run the numbers through
and you will have dimensional numbers, instead of what I did...
Cut the number then cut the foam and tried to stick them together some of them are a bit off.

I used some retired product- Antiqued Corners on the corner of my calendar.
SORRY - If you want them you will have to scour our retired sale pages
Antiques Corners and Slides 152471

To finish off the layout I added some more texture under where the photos will be
once I have decided which ones to add.  I added some scraps of ribbons and then a
quote that says - A Reminder To Never Forget, How much you mean to me.
This sentiment comes from the Holiday catalogue stamp - Nature's Harvest.

Lastly I added another layer woodgrain dsp from Beauty of The Earth DSP
behind my In Good Taste DSP which I textured again with my scissors and blending brushes.

Up next is our newest member of the Creative Design Team

 Julia Quinn

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 Thanks for joining us on this hop, I hope that you will be inspired to join us over at
Scrapbooking Global _ Stampin' Up! FB group...
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! - Let's Strip - August 2021

 Welcome to Scrapbooking GlobalStampin' Up! August Blog Hop - Let's Strip.  We have a few Creative team members from the group as well as several of our talented scrappers from all over the world joining us to play along.....It's been a while since I participated and I struggled to get back into the groove to do a Scrapbook layout...You may have joined me from Jill Hamlett's blog or started with me here at Studio Shabaz


Today our Talented Design Team member Sara Levin gave us a FUN theme to play to this month - Let's Strip. 


In other words she wants us to use strips of paper/dsp to create a layout... I created my background with 2 different strips of B&W DSP paper from Beautifully Penned DSP, a FREE SAB* product during August and September.  Then I stuck this to a black 12x12 piece of cardstock.

NEXT, I used 1 strip of B&W DSP paper Beautifully Penned DSP from SAB* AND 1 strip of purple paper from Hand-Penned DSP from the Annual catalogue. From the purple paper I cut 9 individual tags with Tailor Made Tags Dies. I stuck these at varying heights on top of the B&W horizontal strip.  I added some Fresh Freesia 3/8" open weave ribbon to the centre strip with a bow to creates one dimension to the layout.


Next I used the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set on some Basic Whisper White cardstock with Mementos Ink and then used matching inks to what is in the DSP to fill in the flowers and leaves.  Pale Payaya, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron. I fussy cut the flowers out and added dimensional to them to the centre circle of flowers and outer edge of the photo mat.  I have used 2 different coloured DSP'S for my photo mats from the Hand-Penned DSP, I used the reverse side instead of the floral side.

 Just a very basic layout for my 1st layout in a few months...Up next is the very creative Julia Quinn.  I cannot wait to see what she has created....

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin Up - DIY Creative Backgrounds


Welcome to Scrapbooking Global May Blog Hop - DIY Creative Backgrounds
You may have joined me from Sherry Roth or you could be starting the Hop with me...
Every month we give you a theme for you to go wild with, this one is one of those themes
that make you try something a lil bit different...

Our Creative Design Member Delys Cram was the one who picked this wonderful theme...
I cannot wait to see what everyone has created...
That is what so GREAT about these challenges, even if you don't have a blog you can still
join in the challenge by simply leaving your version in the May Blog Hop Album over
in the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! FB Group...
Please add your layout here


Now onto my creation....Stamps, Ink and Paper and Diecuts from Specialty Paper.
I took inspiration from my photos of our Cousin's lil girl who we look after
while her parents are working....
She LOVES spending time with Uncle Baz, so after loading some gravel
into the back of the ute, she got to ride in the back on top of it...
BUT she wanted a joy ride so we did some circle work (going round and round)
so that Baz could get some photos of her enjoying herself.
STILL not sure what to call this layout sooo I have left room for the title.

I took inspiration from the photo of the colours and the layers of clouds...
I brought this Bundle a few months ago and I have never even inked up until last night.
Brushed Blooms Bundle from Jan- June Mini Catalogue,
where the inspiration for the DIY Creative Background were born...Pg 29

I chose the colours from Hannah's hat...

Magenta Madness
Poppy Parade
Mango Melody
Coastal Cabana
Pacific Point
Balmy Blue
Just Jade

 Such a beautiful palette of colours...
I simply stamped the largest brushstroke in Pacific Point and then used the
long skinny brushstoke with Balmy Blue all over the background.
Next I added some splotches in Just Jade and then small dots in Mango Melody.
AND then I wanted to add pops of colours so I chose to use another bundle from
Jan- June Mini catalogue which ends on June 30...
Pretty Perennials Bundle which includes both the Stamp and Dies.


I used some of the matching cardstock which I stamped tone on tone
then I added some of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper diecuts on the flowers.
Next I added some Playing with Patterns Resin Dots to the centre of the flowers
I also used a hand punch to punch out some circles of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper to
add to the background...

Here is the completed layout with the DIY Creative background, look at all the colour

Check out what I did to the main photo of Hannah, I ran it through
the brushstroke die and then I ran Magenta Madness cardstock through too
Added this as a layer behind the photo.

Up next is Delys Cram with her very own version of her theme - DIY Creative Backgrounds

 Thank you for following along on the Blog Hop, if for some reason this NEXT link is broken
follow along with the list below.
I hope that you were inspired to try your own DIY background....
Cheers Shaz



Thursday, 15 April 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! April Blog Hop - Scrap It In The Round

 Welcome to Scrapbooking Global-Stampin Up April Blog Hop. This month Sara Levin challenged us with her theme - Scrap It In The Round. Unfortunately Sara will not be joining us as she has had computer issues.



I am very limited for time at the moment 
BUT I got this layout together in record time this morning...
I whipped it up in under an hour.

It is my Husband Barry's Birthday today
so I created this layout especially for him.
I chose a Brown Monochromatic colour scheme for the layout.

Using a variety of Current/Retiring and Upcoming Products from the Brand New Annual catalogue.  

I created the Circle background with Very Versailles Cling Stamp set with stamped off Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad Ink. Then I used Sahara Sand Classic Stampin Pad Ink to add the Script from Very Versailles Cling Stamp set too.

I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the BRAND NEW Bark Embossing Folder then added the Stitched Whimsy Dies to add a accent stitching to the frame. Then I laid the die over the frame and add some ink around the edges and interior of the frame.

As the Stitched Whimsy Dies does not cut around the outside I just fussy cut the frame out.


 I used several Stamps and Dies to create the circular Hello Handsome accent


 Up NEXT is Marga Bultena

VeryVanilla 12x12 Cardstock - 144239
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
- 106550

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad - 147116
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad - 147117
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad - 147118
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad - 147114

Very Versailles Cling Stamp - 149275
Swirly Frames Stamp - 146519
Pallet Thoughts Cling Stamp - 153217
Layering Circle Dies - 151770
Stitched Whimsy Dies - 155314
Floral Gallery Dies - 154316
Hydrangea Dies - 154326 Not Avail until May 4
Bark 3D Embossing Folder - 155431 Not Avail until May 4

Here is the complete list of participants

Sharon Dalton 

Marga Bultena 

Jill Hamlett 

Janice Thomson

Delys Cram

Sharni Haines 

Siggi Wille 

Cheryl Taylor 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! March Blog Hop - Mood Board



Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! March Blog Hop,
Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! is an online FB group of Stampin' Up!
Demonstrators and Customers or LOVERS of Stampin' Up! products
who LOVE to create scrapbooking layouts of our family and friends or ourselves.

Every month on the 3rd Thurs of the month we have a Blog Hop with a theme.
This month we have 12 participants and we invite you to join us by Hopping along 
to view our creations for this particular theme and be inspired by Scrapbookers all over the world.
You may have joined me from Sherry Roth's Blog, she truly creates the most wonderful layouts.
Or you may be starting with me, I hope that you follow the hop all the way through and leave us
some lovely feedback about our designs....

This month I am the Designer of this Mood Board.
It is a lil bit different to anything we have done before....
I cannot wait to see the inspiration which has been drawn from this photo above.
Now many of you have asked what do you do with a mood board?

You can use the colours on the mood board to create a layout,
you can use the photographs as inspiration for your design.

I used the mood board as a sketch for my layout, choosing to replace the design
with photographs and embellishments and word placement...
It is not true to the exact design BUT close enough.

Firstly I started with my photos and drew from their inspiration.
These photos are of my cousin's daughter who I spend quite a bit of time with.
She loves to go fishing, so we picked her up one afternoon after school
and took her to our favourite fishing spot....Sadly the fish weren't biting.
BUT we got some lovely photos of her day with us <3

I kept the design very simple I used some products from both of our current catalogues.
From the Jan-June Mini Catalogue I used the following products. Avail until Jun 30
These products are all from the Hydrangea Hill Suite Pg 18 & 19 which compliments the Mood Board.

Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper 154570
Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate 154574
Pastel Pearls 154571

AND from the Annual Catalogue I used these products. Avail until Jun 4

Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set 149237
Friendly Silhouette Dies 149546
Ridiculously Awesome Cling Stamp Set 152512
Playful Alphabet Dies 152706
Foam Adhesive Sheets 152815
Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper 152492
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin Pad 147099
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink

Here is my layout...Mood Board Inspiration

Up next is Maï Chapelain with her layout, Maï always blows me away with her creations...
I cannot wait to see what she created with this Mood Board.

Thank you so much for joining me this month, we look forward to seeing you again next month.
Please leave me some LOVING in the form of a comment...
I really appreciate your feedback
Cheers Shaz



Thursday, 18 February 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! February Blog Hop - Bingo



 Welcome to Scrapbooking Global-Stampin' Up! FEBRUARY Blog Hop.
This month Sherry Roth is our Creative Team Designer who created a BINGO Board for us to chose from to design our layouts.



I chose the diagonal line top Left across bottom Right- SAB DSP, Bling
 and 2 photos (which won't be on the layout because the Birthday celeb4ations are this weekend)
I have chosen to create with one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration products.
FREE with any $90 purchase from any of our current catalogues.
Paper Blooms DSP is so pretty, and so easy to use...

I started out by die-cutting several sized circles from the colourful circle DSP with our Layering Circle Dies found in our Annual catalogue.
Then I chose some of the matching DSP with the floral print that can be cut out with
Pierced Blooms Dies.
I chose all the same flowers to be die-cut with these wonderful stitched accents on the petals. I fussy cut the pink leaves that were left behind after I die-cut the flowers.

Gives the flowers such a Beautiful finish, don't you agree? I have added some BLING- Elegant Faceted Gems to the centres of the large flowers and some to the centre of the small flowers that I stamped and that were on the DSP.


I chose to use the stamp/die combination that was suggested to compliment this DSP called In Bloom bundle.
The sentiments from this stamp are just PERFECT for Birthdays and Celebrations.
I die-cut the tag out of the DSP to match my stamped sentiment

It is a very simple layout once again I allowed the DSP to do the work for me, 
Why not when it is this BEAUTIFUL



 I do hope that you were inspired by my Scrapbook Layout, BUT please follow the NEXT Button to continue with the HOP
 Up next is our French Demonstrator who was last month's designer- Maï Chapelain