Thursday, 21 April 2022

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! April 21 - Blog Hop - Vellum

 Sneak Peak



Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for the month of April.
This month we are featuring Vellum as the theme of the Hop.
Sharni Haines has chosen our theme and I am sure that she will come up with a use
of Vellum that we have not even thought of...
Sharni is one of the Creative Design Team Member who lives in Adelaide, Australia.

We have Demonstrators through-out the world who take part in our hops every month.
There are 10 of us showcasing how we used Vellum in our Scrapbook layouts.
If you would LOVE to join us, here is the link for the FB group and all the info for Hops
are added around the 3rd day of the month. We hop the 3rd Thurs of the month.

You may have joined me from Rae Jean's Blog or you are starting the Hop with me


As soon as this theme was announced I knew that I wanted to create
Vellum flowers using the retiring 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum.
As well as Flowers of Friendship Bundle which includes the stamp and punch.

To create the punched flower blooms (I created over 60 blooms)
I had so much FUN creating all the flowers for my layout with
White Embossing powder and the Shimmer Vellum...
This product is so easy to use, Stamp the flowers in VersaMark and then add
White Embossing Powder, shake off the excess and heat with Heat Gun.
I only used 3 of the colours to create my flowers,
Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink.
I created over 50 blooms for this layout...which I punched using the co-ordinating
Flowers and Leaves punch which has carried over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catty.

There is not much really to this layout, lots of strips of papers to create the panel.
Very little stamping on the actual layout, as I let the stamped flowers shine.
The base page is from the HOSTESS set - Pattern Party DSP
The Calypso Coral DSP is from Artfully Composed DSP, 2 strips 12" x 3/4",
which I cut up some of the Square Vellum Doilies and added as an accent.
Pale Papaya layer is from Artfully Composed DSP 12"x 3 1/2",
which I stamped the
border stamp from Flowers of Friendship with Calypso Coral ink.
Black & White spots is from Pattern Party DSP 12" x 1/2"
(die-cut with a BRAND NEW product from 2022-2023 Catty-Blossoming Happiness Dies)
Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum 12" x 1"
Fresh Freesia Cardstock 4 1/2" x 3/4"

I also added a card base from Abstract Beauty Card & Envelopes to create a pocket
for some hidden journalling or an extra photo.
I used
6" x 6" DSP from the  2021-2023 In-color for my insert in the pocket.
AND I created a folding photo mat for extra photos inside too.
For this I used something that I had in my stash BUT the measurements are as follows
Fresh Freesia photo mat 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Polished Pink photo mat 4" x 4"
then the under mat with the hinge was a leftover bit in my stash is 5 3/4" x 4"
2021-2023 In-color DSP which you can add extra photos 

I used the TAB products from the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack to add
to my hidden journalling pieces and also the HEART

Once the panel was in the right place I added 2 different sized punched flowers
in a cluster of double and single blooms in 2 different positions on the layout.
Then I punched lots of large and small leaves out of the Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum
and added them throughout the flowers, then
Gold Vellum printed leaves.
I just kept adding flowers and leaves until I thought it was full enough.
Then I finished off the centres of the flowers with the Gold Gilded Gems

The Title of the page is Love You More Than Cookies...Is from Love You More Than Dies.
I think I will use photos of my 2 regular lil stars my cousin's 2 daughters.
Sorry my printer has run out of ink so I will post the
photos here of what I will put on my layout when I print them in town today.

Up NEXT is Julia Quinn 


 Thank you for joining us on this HOP, please remember to follow the link above to the
NEXT Blog Hop participants and the rest of the ladies who have created AMAZING
creations with Vellum.
If the link above is broken follow along with the names below...
AND please leave us some LOVE in the form of a comment, we love to hear what you LOVE
about our Scrapbooking inspiration from you <3
Cheers Shaz (aka CreativeMe68)


Sunday, 3 April 2022

Bron's 60th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to Bron's 60th Birthday Blog Hop and Insta Hop.
Bronwyn Eastley will be turning the BIG 60 this year.
There will be 6 Blog Hops over the coming 6 months all with different themes.

Tonight we kick-off the Blog Hop with our project inspired from the above picture.
Bronwyn has asked a few of her Stamping friends to join her virtually to help her
celebrate such a HUGE milestone later on in the year.

I decided this morning that I was creating a Scrapbooking Layout for this Hop,
BUT my plan quickly changed once I got out a few products to play with.
I was going to use the
Celebrate Today Magnet Board 
to create a Mood board for my Studio Shabaz.
After playing for some time I realised that I needed to simplify my ideas...

So still using products from the
Celebrate Today Magnet Board
 I created my very own lil envelope like is in the kit with Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
So I traced around it and then carefully cut it out...

Next I used a retired product
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
which has basket weave like on the bag, so I ran the Very Vanilla envelope
folded in half through the embossing folder in the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
This became my handbag from this envelope design.

Well a handbag needs handles right?
So I dragged out another retired product
Braided Burlap Trim
to which I used for the handles of the envelope bag 😏

 I needed to decorate SAID envelope bag, so again diving into my STASH!!
Who has a STASH of products? 
Well I do.
I have so many products tucked away in a cupboard waiting to be used...
So this time I used
Striped Burlap Trim across the front my envelope stuck
adhered down with
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Next I added Petal Pink ribbon from Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack
on top of the Striped Burlap Trim.
This bag could be used to add a gift card or some Birthday cash. 

Using a card from the Celebrate Today Magnet Board,
I fussy cut some daisy blooms for the front of my envelope bag.
Then I used
Petal Pink Classic Stampin Pad and a Blending Brush
to add colour to the image to give it some dimension.
All the flowers are glued into place with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Then I added some
Elegant Faceted Gems to the front of the Bag.
I also used Sponge Daubers with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad to add
some colour around the edge of the
Envelope Bag.

Now onto the card that I created for inside the bag.
Card measures 5 1/4 x  3 1/2 - cut from

Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
I once again use the
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder to add
texture and dimension to the card front.
I also used Sponge Daubers with
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad to add
some colour around the edge of the card. Just to bring in the brown colour
from the Coconuts in the picture.

Now in the photo there is a blanket inside the bag so I used
White Frayed Ribbon
and pulled away some of the thread to make a fringe to replicate
the fringing on the blanket.
Next I added some of the White washed board to the front of the card,
I cut this out of the
Heart & Home 12x12 DSP
I also added some more of the
Striped Burlap Trim across the front my card
Next I added Petal Pink ribbon from Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack
on top of the Striped Burlap Trim with Tear & Tape Adhesive .

In the Celebrate Today Magnet Board there are stickers so you can decorate your board.
I used "Celebrate Today" sticker sheet on the front of my card.
Next I
fussy cut some daisy blooms from the card from before
Then I used Petal Pink Classic Stampin Pad and a Blending Brush
to add colour to the image to give it some dimension.
All the flowers are glued into place with
Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
 Then I added some Elegant Faceted Gems to the front of the card.

Seen as though we are celebrating Bron's 60th I decided to add a 60 on the inside of the card. 
These numbers were die-cut with
Playful Alphabet on the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
from Petal Pink Cardstock with some
Foam Adhesive Sheets to give them dimension.
Next I cut some more of the daisy blooms for the inside and once again I used the
Petal Pink Classic Stampin Pad and a Blending Brush.
All the flowers are glued into place with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I added a quick sentiment in Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad
"Just for You" from
Ranunculus Romance Cling Stamp Set.
Finishing off by adding another Elegant Faceted Gems to the inside of the card.
Lastly as this was not a normal sized card I needed to make
a custom sized envelope for the bag and card.
I pulled out the retired
Envelope Punch Board and measured my card
to work out which size cardstock I would need to make an envelope.
I needed 9"x 9" piece of  Very Vanilla 12x12 Cardstock to create my envelope.

Next I ran each of the panels of the envelope through
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine inside the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
to continue the theme through to finish off decorating it.
Then I stuck the envelope together with
Tear & Tape Adhesive.
On the front of the envelope I stamped "Happy Birthday" and "To You"
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin Pad from the retired set
Happy Birthday To You.

 I hope that you enjoyed my project and feel inspired to create one for yourself.
Thank you for following along with Bron's 60th BirthdayBlog Hop,
I am loving all of the creations from the super talented fellow designers.
Up next is Bronwyn with her creative design.

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Ink & Share March Scrapbook Blog Hop - Tic Tac Toe



Sneak Peak at Yellow, Orange & Pink


Welcome to Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop for March which is a Tic Tac Toe theme.
There is 5 of this month who created a layout especially for this theme.

You may have joined me from Dorothea with her interpretations
of the cool Tic, Tac, Toe inspiration board.
I chose the right hand row of colours - Yellow, Orange and Pink.
As I was playing with these colours previously they were still out on my desk.

I chose to use products from the Abstract Beauty Suite in the Jan-June Mini.
You will find the products on page 48-50.
In this suite there is a Bundle - Hello Beautiful Stamps and Beautiful Shapes Dies
BUT I focused on using mainly the Abstract Beauty 4 x6 DSP
which I cut the hexagon shapes out of for my layout.
I also used the Ephemera Pack and the Adhesive Backed Hexagons
which I coloured with Pumpkin Pie Blends.

Not a whole lot of stamping on this layout...Pumpkin Pie was my favourite ink.
Just some scatterings of the small stamps in between some of the hexagons
and then I created a border with the long scribbled line stamp.
Also I added some splatters with the Pumpkin Pie Blends.

To create this cluster I used the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack and
the soon to be retiring Expressions In Ink Ephemera Park
some Vellum Cardstock and the die-cuts

Like I said it is a very basic scrapbook layout...Inspiration Pinterest -  Debbie Macaulay

 Here is my take on this layout, I added some dimension to some of my hexagons.
Using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder and Crushed Curry Cardstock I added texture.
I also used Stampin' Dimensionals to add height to some of the hexagons.
Some of the other hexagons were cut from Expressions In Ink DSP just to add
a bit more pink to the layout.

I coloured the Adhesive Backed Hexagons that were Blushing Bride colour to
Pumpkin Pie as the light pink didn't work for my layout.


Up next is Jo Blackman with her Gorgeous layout...

 If for some reason the links are broken please follow along with the list below.

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Sue McDonald

Dorothea Winkler

Sharon Dalton

 Thank you for joining us again for Ink & Share Scrapbook Monthly Blog Hop.
Please leave us some LOVIN so that we know if you were inspired by our designs.
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!



Welcome to Scrapbooking Global's March 17th Blog Hop
our theme this week was picked by
Maï Lavidalie.
I LOVE her theme because it is a Colour Combo and they make me use colours
I wouldn't normally use together.

So the colours that Maï chose were Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink.
I will be so sad to see Misty Moonlight retire from our colour palette at the end of May


You may have just joined me from Courtenay Heuston
blog where she has used a circle layout very similar to mine.
I swear I did mine before she showed me her page....

I used a 12 x 12 Crumb Cake cardstock which you can
find in a pack of 12x12 Neutrals cardstock assortment.
I added some background stencilling in Crumb Cake ink using the new Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks in the Jan-June Mini.

Next I used a kids plastic plate and drew around it several times just moving it slightly with the Misty Moonlight Stampin' Write Marker from 2020-2022 InColors .

Then I added some background stamping from Ranunuculus Romance Bundle


Then I die cut out the large Ranuncula Dies and stenciled with Misty Moonlight ink
to create more depth to my layout...
I also added the Misty Moonlight ink with the Blending Brushes to
add colour to stencil
Ranuncula to other parts of my layout as I was almost finished...
I used a sticky note to cover my photo mat to ensure
that I didn't get ink where I didn't want it.
Lots of stenciling & masking today in this layout.
Next I cut out some of the leaf dies from the Ranunuculus Dies
from our gorgeous New Horizons DSP.


I also die cut the largest Ranunucula die 3 times for my flowers on the layout
in Petal Pink cardstock and then I used our Blending Brushes
to add more Petal Pink ink to them.
AND then I used Stampin' Spritzers to lightly spritz with water
and scrunched them up to give a bit more texture to the die...


I am really happy with how they turned out.
Adding some Crumb Cake cardstock die cut leaves from the same die set.
I simply added a bit more texture to the leaves with some Crumb Cake ink with
Blending Brushes as these dies also leave some texture as well as die cutting.

The rest of the layout was very simple (KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid)
I used Misty Moonlight cardstock and Crumb Cake
cardstock as my card mats for photos.
I die cut the long Petal Pink cardstock with the Palms Dies.
I wrapped Misty Moonlight/Petal Pink
Ribbon Combo around my layout and tied a bow.

I die cut the title from Amazing Thanks Dies in both Misty Moonlight and Petal Pink
as it has both the shadow and the actual die cut word to finish off my layout...
Lastly I added Polished Dots from Symbols of Fortune suite in Jan-June Mini.

I hope you like my layout, it is a great challenge for me.
I have only just finished my layout before going Live at 2pm.

Up next is  Julia Quinn and I am sure that she will have an AMAZING layout.
We the Creative Design Team Members would LOVE it if you wanted to join the
Blog Hop Monthly.  We hop the 3rd Thurs of the Month and we have a new theme
every month so that we can get those creative juices flowing...
If you LOVE Scrapbooking like we do, join us over at Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!

Thank you for hoping along with us, please follow the Blog Hop along with the NEXT
button and if for some reason that the link is broken
follow along with the list at the bottom of the page.
Cheers Shaz