Friday, 23 June 2017

Showered with Love

Scrapbooking is one of my all time loves...It is a lil more time consuming than card making BUT the results speak for themselves. Here I have created a very special layout for my Daughter's Bridal Shower.

 To create this layout I started with a die to create my very own stencil, using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and a piece of Window sheet - 142314 and Embossing Paste - 141979
 I had some spray residual leftover on my precut stencil so I used that on my layout with the embossing paste and this allowed the differing colour depths of the Berry Burst - 144089. I put this aside and allowed it to dry....PLEASE NOTE the Embossing paste dries very quickly so be sure to wash your stencils and tools off immediately as soon as your finish...

So from this blank canvas I started to create my layout using matching DSP Naturally Eclectic - 144185, along with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits - 143774. After many runs through the bigshot I had enough flowers to create my spray up the LHS side of my layout... Added some stamped flowers from Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set - 143940

After much fussing and moving things around and with the consultation of a few of my online scrapbooking buddies over at Stampin' Up Scrapbooking Global they gave me a few pointers. I was happy with the end result, I finished off my layout with a title from various Stamp Sets - Brushwork Alphabet - 141772, Window Shopping - 143265, Lovely Friends - 143763 . I added Clear Faceted Gems - 144142 to the powder pink stamped flowers.
I also saved the
triangle cut outs from the die to create some varying points of interest scattered here and there.  Here is the finished layout....
Inspiration was drawn from another scrapbooker Cheryl Algie on our group page
Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a wonderful day, leave me some love by commenting below and I will pop over to see you too.
Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bagalope - Stampin' Up Catalogue Survival Kit

Just to set the scene...I live 65klms away from the closest regional town. So I can't just pop down to the shops when I need something,  I really have to plan my trips to town.
In saying that I forgot to buy some clear bags from the craft shop so I decided I just
needed to make my present bags for my launch.

For those of you wanting a quick and easy present it is just so simple.
You don't need any special crafting tools, if you don't own any.
You need one envelope, a ruler and end of a biro lid as your scoring tool.


Everyone has envelopes at their house right, well I had plenty of them so I decided I would make a "Bagalope"  for my Stampin' Up Catalogue Survival Kit for the Launch. Any size envelope will work...
1. First you need to seal the envelope

2. Then you cut off one short side of the envelope approx 1 inch from the edge
3.With your ruler measure 3/4" on the other 3 sides and score with your pen lid or (stylus if you have one). So now you will have one open end and 3 sealed edges with score lines.

4. Fold along the 3 scored edges  so that you crease your Bagalope.
 5. Then once it is folded you are going to open up the bag and place your hand inside to flatten out your envelope to form the base of your bag, squeezing the corner to form a triangle at each side. 
6. Add some adhesive to these triangles to stick to the base of your bag.  If you wanted to cover your corner base you could use some matching cardstock.
7. Fold the long edges of your envelope into the middle along your score lines to form a valley
 8. Add a piece of DSP 7.5cm x 7.5cm to the back of the bag and fold over at the front, adhere to the back only. My finished bagalope was approx 13cm x 7.5cm.
 9. Punch a hole through the folded over edge, close to secure by using ribbon through the hole.
 10. Finished Bagalope with contents for Stampin' Up Catalogue Survival Kit 
Thanks for dropping by, until next time Keep on Crafting
Cheers Shaz

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

New Catalogue Launch Day

June 1 - Exciting day in the Stampin' Up calender....It is the new catalogue launch day.
My launch was held here at Studio Shabaz, I had 9 ladies - 4 of which are fellow Stampin' Up Demos. Each person got to make 5 cards. Everyone got goodies bags plus extra DSP  and retired Stampin' Up present from me for attending.

It is AMAZING to think that we all start off with the very same DSP and cardstock.  BUT we all end up with totally different cards, the biggest delight for me is to see the difference in all the cards that all the ladies made. AND to the ladies surprise that said "I am not a card maker or crafty" the ideas these ladies came up with were awesome!!!
*Inspiration sought from Pinterest for ideas for these cards, with my own tweak on them.

ALSO I strongly recommend making a variety of cards or scrapbooking layouts to show off the products as one of the demos didn't like the Daisy Delight set in the catalogue BUT loved it in real life...

I had 5 orders from the day, 3 ladies booked their workshops and others said that if I had another day that they would like to come again. So it was a very successful day.
Thank you to all of you for your support and I cannot wait to get together again.
Until next time
Cheers Shaz

Sunday, 28 May 2017

ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop

So exciting BUT so nerve-wracking at the same time to be a part of my very first ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) Blog Hop.
Fellow ESAD members have created 26 various projects
as a Sneak Peak
into the new catalogue which launches on June 1.

I made an Explosion Card -
Sounds technical BUT it isn't, it is actually very easy. 
Just a few folds really

Using 8 inch square of Whisper White Cardstock, Stamp you sentiment in the middle.
Stamp the rest of this square with matching stamp set. I used Lovely Friends 143763.
Then fold your 8" square according to these Explosion Fold Card template found on Splitcoaststampers and stick to the inside of your card base.
 I used Lovely Laurel Thinlits 143731 for the die cut flower and leaves on the front.
  Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper 144131,  In Color Powder Pink Cardstock 144251, Whisper White Cardstock 106549 and my card base is the new In Color Tranquil Tide Cardstock 144252. I used a Glitter Enamel Dot 144200
inside the die cut flower.

This Lovely Friends Stamp Set (23) comes in photopolymer which is a two step and co-ordinates with Lovely Laurel Thinlits Dies. It has the loveliest sentiments and the font is a script just to die for. With 23 individual stamps in this set you will be able to create so many beautiful cards and/or scrapbooking pages to compliment any photograph.

Please continue to hop to the next participant, the very talented -  Kim Oliver
who will show you some more beautiful projects. If you happen to miss anyone's blog there is a list below to find out what order to catch up. 
Blog Hop Participants:


Until next time, Cheers Shaz 

Selfie - Stampin' Up Scrapbooking Global Challenge

Hello everyone

Another day, another challenge...over at Stampin' Up Scrapbooking Global
Black & White Selfie by Anne Heather

 I turned this one on it's head....I didn't have black cardstock so I used white and added all black stamped images and titles as well as embossed background for my photo.

Some people are not so confident in taking SELFIES, Yep that is me too!!! This is an old photo of me taken on my way to Keith Urban concert.being a big girl,  I never feel sexy BUT here I do!!!
Once again I used product that is retiring from our current catalogue, so many beautiful products leaving us.
BUT we have equally gorgeous sets to fill the void when the new catalogue launches on June 1....
Retiring products I used were Grateful Bunch Stamp set 140691 and Lovely Lace embossing folder 133737. You may still be able to purchase these.
HURRY while stocks last, click on the 'shop online' button 
it will take you to my store where you will find all the specials.

Also I used Letters for You Stamp Set 141968 n Brushwork Alphabet  141772 which are carrying over into the new catalogue as these create such beautiful titles.

If you are looking for a Scrapbooking group, where you will be inspired to use your Stampin' Up products be sure to check out Stampin' Up Scrapbooking Global.                    

 Every week one of our talented Admin team from all over the world set a challenge,
you can find all the previous challenges under "files". There is no timeline for the challenges, just in your own sweet time. Whenever the inclination or inspiration strikes!!! Send your request to join the fun...

Tonight at 6pm I will be taking part in my very first Blog Hop
ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak Blog Hop

Until then
Cheers Shaz


Friday, 26 May 2017

Saying Goodbye is never many products retiring..

When a new catalogue is about to be released, some products have to retire.
Love & Affection is one such suite that I will be sad to say goodbye to.
Also In Color 2015-2017 Ink -Watermelon Wonder :(
So today I created a layout for Stampin' Up Scrapbooking Global  for my challenge...Scrapbook Bingo - Choose 4 items to use on your layout.

I chose to use SU Designer Series Paper - Affectionately Yours, matching SU Washi Tape, SU Floral Affection Embossing Folder,
 SU Flower Medallion Punch and SU In Colors 2015-2017 on my layout.

I fussy cut the flowers from the Love & Affection Stamp set, then I punched the Flower Medallion out of the same paper just the reverse side and scrunched them up
to give them a bit of shape and popped them up with dimensionals.
The yellow centres are from Regals Enamel Shapes.

I cut Stitched Framelits Oval out of  Mint Macaron cardstock and embossed the with SU Floral Affection Embossing Folder, coloured the embossing lightly with a dauber.
The sentiment is from the Love & Affection set too.

 Also used 12x12 sheet of In Color DSP Stack - 2015-2017 and a piece of Affectionately Yours DSP in my favourite colour Watermelon Wonder with matching SU Washi Tape to frame my photo.

Please pop over to Stampin' Up Scrapbooking Global, ask to join the fun.
The group was set up as we felt like there was a need for Stampin' Up Scrapbooking community where we could be challenged to use our products
in our scrapbooking rather than just for card making.
So we started it on Jan 13 and we now have over 1000 members.
Every week a challenge is set by one of the 7 Admin members from all over the world USA, France, Canada, Australia

I have another post scheduled for Sunday with an exploding card to showcase some of the AMAZING new products from 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. It is my first time being involved in a Blog Hop....

Until then
Cheers Shaz