Sunday, 13 August 2017

Scrapbooking Global Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global's Annual Catalogue Blog Hop. Our very 1st Blog Hop, very excited that you could join us...There are 23 talented artists joining us on this hop.
Grab a cuppa and be inspired...So many photos to tell you how I made my project.#scrapbookingglobalaugustbloghop

Let me tell you a little bit about our Facebook group "Scrapbooking Global". 
It started out in Jan 2017 after a few like minded Scrapbooking enthusiasts
(Stampin' Up Demonstrators) felt that there was a need for OUR very own group that focused on Scrapbooking/Memory Making using Stampin' Up products only.
So this group was born out of that desire...Today the group has over 2100 members and growing everyday... AND although many people believe that Scrapbooking is a dying art form, I disagree wholeheartedly as you see from all these beautiful layouts, projects and pocket page scrapbooking using Memories and More or Project Life cards.

I did my very first Scrapbooking layout in 2002, 15yrs later my love of everything that encompasses scrapbooking grows daily.
You may have just joined me from Lou Kitzelman, such a wonderful idea.
Creating Memories together <3

My project is using a product that I have had for 3 months and I hadn't even opened it.
Whoops MY BAD...It has so much potential, so many possibilities.
It is made out of the Window Box Thinlits 142762

I am heading away next weekend for a creative retreat to North Stradbroke Island
for 4 days with my Best Friend... I cannot wait! I made this mini album for her <3

Firstly I cut out 2 Window Box Thinlits out of Crushed Curry Cardstock, with my Big Shot. Fold on all the score lines and you have to trim one two fold lines.
I joined these together to create a box, with strong double sided tape.
Click on link to watch a Stampin' Up You Tube video tutorial.
Next I created the album pages using Dapper Denim cardstock
out of the very same Window Box Thinlits...using the big shot again BUT
not cutting it completely all the way through.

It is a lil bit of fiddling BUT worth the end result.

Now I just have to decorate, that is the fun bit right?
OK here is what you have been waiting for after all that BORING stuff!!!

I decorated the pages with Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack 144210,
they come in a pack of 72 double sided cards with acetate windows and stickers.
These packs are designed for Memory Keeping, Scrapbooking and Cardmaking
BUT they can be used on OTP projects (Off the page).

Here are the ones I used and how I have used them. Cutting them up, fussy cutting.
Want to see more??? Yes please!!!
This is how I decorated the lid of my box

How did I do it...
Firstly I stamped the sand - Magical Mermaind with Versamark and then embossed with Gold Embossing powder, then I used the ink from Soft Sky to watercolour the background.
Then added the sea from High Tide, then I used Embossing Paste to add some clouds to my  skyline and then lastly I stamped my lighthouse using Dapper Denim.
Lastly adding the sentiment to create my lid of the box.....

Want to see the rest of the box, Of course you do!!!

Here is a close up of the sand
Before I added the photos around the box, I was thinking of using Swirly Scribbles Thinlits...BUT I didn't like them at all.OK I will show you the completed project now

To create the photo of the sea all around the box I printed 2 photos exactly the same, joined them together.  Using the Window Box Thinlit as a template I worked out where I would have crease the back of the photo to fit to the box...

I created a Memories and More Scrapbooking Pocket page using the very same series of cards.... This time it is for my very first trip to the snow at the tender age of 40 ++++

Up next is the very creative talents of Megan Lenske, who is on many design teams.

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

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Kids Cards

Back Hopping with Global Stamping Friends, 29 blog hoppers from all over
the world....Great to see so many new faces joining us this month.
I am here in Australia!!!  This month theme
Kids Cards

Hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop so far, you have just come from Angélique to my blog... I decided very last minute to use This Little Piggy.
I have had this image stamped for a little while and just had not coloured it.

Kids cards are not something that I make that often, so I thought that I would use the lil piggy set. I don't know about you BUT I feel like a lil pig when I am finished at any Birthday Party. ALSO you can't have a party without balloons RIGHT???
I cut my Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 144250 (11.75" x 4 "),
then I cut Foil Frenzy DSP (5.75" x 3.75") as my card front.
Inside Whisper White Cardstock 106549 (5.75" x 3.75")
Largest Circle Stitched Framelit 145372 and Largest Layering Circle Framelits 141705

I added Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon to the front of card and added the word SAYS....I just used my Stampin Write Markers to colour the word Says only
(from Says THANKS - This Little Pig)

I coloured the pigs with my Aqua Painters and Classic Stampin Pad - Powder Pink and Sahara Sand, Lemon Lime Twist.
You can do this by squeezing your ink pad when it is closed to create blob of ink inside the lid then adding small amounts of water from your Aqua Painter to the ink you can make your colour as light or dark as you like.

On the inside I used another piggy because of what I wanted to say to this recipient.
Hogs & Kisses, Birthday Wishes

I used quite a few stamp sets to create this card
This Little Piggy 143922
Sharing Sweet Thoughts 144051
Balloon Celebration 140675
Better Together 141736
Tabs for Everything 143907

Punches used
Balloon Bouquet 140609
Classic Label Punch 141491

Up next is
Lou Kitzelman she is sure to have something truly AMAZING, she is a very talented card maker who is on several design teams throughout Australia.
 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