Scrabooking Global January Blog Hop

Welcome to our January blog hop! This month our theme has been picked by Sherry Roth and her theme is…….

Super excited to see what everyone comes up with!
Heres my LO.

For this Layout I decided to concentrate on The Slim Line Card Dies (157965) as my decorative border. These dies are in the new January to June Mini Catalogue. I havent put the photos of a very dear friend of my family on here yet. She passed away recently so this Layout is a rememberance Layout of her.

I used a free Saleabration bundle (with a $220 NZD purchase) for this Layout. Its called Friendly Hello Stamp set and DSP. I fussy cut the flowers and bird out. A bit of computer journalling and its done. Ive kept it simple this time. Im having trouble with lighting today so will try to update it later.

Off we go on the next blog hop to see what Julia Quinn has come up with!

To see all of the blogs on this blog hop, click on the Blue box below.

November Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Our theme this month is chosen by Courtenay and her theme is scraplift.

So what is a scraplift? Its a Case or copy of a scrapbooking Layout.

I do not do this very often but was inspired by Marine Wiplier with this gorgeous Layout below.

I was inspired by her use of a punch with using patterned Designer Series Paper!

So heres what I came up with using the Label Me Lovely Punch (151296), the Penned Flowers Dies (155557) and the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (155499)

Of course mine is a 12×12 Layout as I dont do A4 layouts. Heres a couple of close ups of my Layout.

I also fussy cut out some of the flowers from the paper. I also used White Bakers Twine (155475), Matte Black Dots (154284), Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (152883) and the stamp set I used was Forever Blossoms (151457). I used a retired circle punch as well.

Mai Chapelain is up next you can see her Layout here.

Please click on the little blue box below to see a list of all participants on the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Scrap The Boys

This month at Scrapbooking Global, its my turn to choose the theme so I have gone with Scrap the boys mainly because I dont often do masculine themes/Scrap my the men in my life!

Heres what I came up with using Bloom where you are planted DSP (155696)

Of course I had to have a little fun with the journalling on this LO didnt I?

Heres some close ups.

In reality the above photo was for a passport so he couldnt smile. He does have a gorgeous smile by the way!

Other products I used were A Good Man stamp set (149270), Playful Alphabet Dies (152706), Messages Die (154422), Paper Lattice (155697), Expressions in Ink Ephemera pack (155465) and 4 retired stamp sets (Thoughtful Banners, Make A Difference, Well Said and Pedal to the Metal. Im still waiting for some square brads to arrive for some finishing touches.

Click on the little blue box below to go to the next blog on our monthly blog hop.

Big Shout out to our new Creative Team Member this month (Julia Quinn!) Lovely to have her onboard. 
Have fun checking out all of the scrapbooking LOs this month!


Is the Expressions in Ink Bundle! I just love the dies, stamps and ephemera but these two cards were for two special friends and demos P1 and P2 ..they both got a similar card.

I used the Artistic Dies (155371) which I love and the new Bark 3D embosssing folder (155431). I teamed the both up with the new Ombre Specialty Paper (155784) which I coloured (the leaves) with our Stampin up Blends.

I dont know if you can see but there is a tissue behind the diecut ..thats from the ephemera pack..was just using that up as been using this whole Expressions In Ink bundle (155459) a lot lately for cards and scrapbooking!

The stamp set is Artistically Inked (154542) which is part of the Expressions in Ink Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by!


ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop! So pleased to hop once again with these lovely ladies as havent done that for awhile.

Today we are showcasing our New Annual Catalogue.

Heres what I came up with using my favourite suite…Expressions In Ink Suite (pages 96 and 97).This lovely suite (155459) includes a stamp/die bundle, Specialty paper and Ephemera pack.

I think it is just gorgeous for scrapbooking, 3D and cards so I have done all three using it for this blog hop.

First off my Scrapbooking Layout.

I wanted this to be simple LO concentrating on showcasing the DSP.

I also used Paper Lattice (155662) (which I just coloured with running my ink pad over it ), What a year Memories and More card pack(155662), Playful Alphabet dies (152706), Tailor Made tags (155563), Round and square brads (155570) and white bakers twine.

Next is my 3D project using the mini paper pumpkin boxes (153069), DSP, stamps/dies and ephemera. Once again I used the Paper Lattice embellishment. I also used Metallic Pearls (146282) and the Tailor Made Tags (155563)

and lastly my card.

I ripped up strips of DSP and adhered them to white card stock and diecut out using the dies. This was leftover from a Layout I did for another blog hop this past week.

Instead of cutting it out like above, I just ran this through a couple of times to get the outside cut and then diecut it again in Gold foil (132622)

I adhered the gold over the top and glued back in any pieces already out with tombow or fine tip glue.

I also used bakers twine (155475), Bark 3D Embossing folder (155431) and the bling is from the ephemera pack.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects!

Off now to the next participant in our blog hop…the lovely Kelly Kent!

The list of all of the participants is below.

  1. Sharni Haines
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Narelle Fasulo
  4. Monique Fielder
  5. Sue Vine
  6. Rochelle Blok
  7. Tanya Rees
  8. Lou Kitzelman
  9. Melissa Gifford
  10. Teresa Leggo
  11. Tracy Held
  12. Delys Cram
  13. Kelly Kent
  14. Rebecca Scurr
  15. Denise Buetler

Scrapbooking Global May Blog Hop

This month it is my theme and Ive chosen DIY Backgrounds…lots of fun LOs to be made Im hoping! So here is my Layout!

I am still to put photos on this Layout as currently at home sick with the flu and dont want to go out!

Here is the photos of Jolene and will be doing a pocket page next with all of her naughty antics!

So how did I do this?

I cut my 12×12 White Cardstock to 10 x10 inches and blended over using Pale Papaya, Pear Pizazz and Evening Evergreen. I stamped with Black stazon the images from the Artistically Inked Stamp set. Then I used the Plenty of Patterns Masks (155553) and Matte Embossing Paste for some texture. I still have a stash of Black 12×12 Cardstock (CS) but if you dont you could make the central panel A4 size.

My fave new embellishments are the Paper Latice (155697) and the Expressions in Ink Ephemera pack (155465)

I inked up the lattice with Black stazon and cut it like shown. I adhered the small strips to the side of my White CS

I adhered this central panel to a 11 1/2 square of White CS and that was matted onto the 12 x12 Black CS. Tip…I only used one 12×12 Black CS and cut out the central part of it to use as the matting for the central panel. I do this with most of my Layouts to cut down on bulk and wastage.

Next I tore strips of the beautuful Expressions of Ink Specialty DSP (155464) and adhered them to some White CS and Diecut the Artistic Dies (155371) and Diecut this out. You could just diecut out of the DSP if you want to skip that step?

I cut a 3×6 Piece of the DSP and adhered all of the Ephemera pieces (including a tissue that comes in the ephemera pack), leftover lattice and wrapped around some gold Simply elegant trim (155766) as seen below. The diecut is adhered to the title area (which is up on dimensionals) and not adhered to the Black photo mats so I can slip my photos in later.

I stamped the hello onto a scrap of Linen Specialty DSP (155681) and blended with Pale Papaya.

I still have to journal as well but that will happen mainly on my pocket page when Ive done that!

So thats it…and off we go to the next Blog in our Blog Hop …Nina!

If you click on the little Blue box below you can see all of the blogs participating in this blog hop!

Thanks for visiting!

Scrapbooking Global April Blog Hop

Welcome to Aprils Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop!

This month Design Team Member Sara Levin has given us this theme challenge.

I actually struggle to cut photos up so this was a real challenge for me.

Heres what I came up with. I have to laugh at myself as even though I cut up lots and lots of circles I arranged them in a square! Too Funny!

Another LO about our Pup who we got as a rehome from the pound at 4 weeks old.

I used some old and current circle dies (151770). The gorgeous Fine Art Floral DSP (154558) and Dandy Laser cut Paper (154300) which are in the January- June Mini Catalogue. I also used the Always Dies (154307) (Mini) and the Playful Alphabet Dies (152706) (Annual). The Enamel dots are the current Color ones (152480) (Annual)

So thats it from me.. please click on the Next button to go to the next person on the blog hop. The lovely Sharni Haines!

Butterfly Bouquet Suite!

I have just had a fabulous stampcamp craft retreat this past weekend and I managed to have a play with this new suite.

This suite is available for us demonstrators last month and will be available for sale starting March 2 for customers.

Here is a teaser for what Ive come with using this suite.

First off a scrapbooking layout.

..and a set of cards I made for the stampcamps service project. All of the cards are going to the Burns Unit in Auckland Nz. The burns units Ive been involved with (3 over the 30 odd years) I have had a relationship with as Ive had to take blood off them for testing. It is extremely challenging to get blood of burns patients and they normally have ports in but they often fail or get bugs so my profession as a phlebotomist comes into play then.

I really enjoyed using this suite and the 6×6 DSP pack is to die for IMO!

This suite is now available for purchase! Contact me today if you would like to purchase and live in New Zealand.

Scrapbooking Global February Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Blog hop! Welcome from Mai Chapelains awesome LO!

This month our theme is Bingo which our Design Team Member Sherry Roth came up with. I just love this idea!

I used an Alphabet set for my title, splatter and 2 or more photos.

Heres what I came up with first scrapbooking LO of my new arrival to my family! She was my Christmas present!

I was inspired by our dogs rug to use the True Love DSP for this Layout. Other products used are Dandy Laser Cut Papers, Heart Charms (oops not on second pic) and Resin Hearts from the January-June Mini Catalogue. I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Playful Alphabet Dies from the Annual Catalogue. The splatter use just using a brush with memento black ink and flicking it.

So off we go to the next blog ..the lovely and talented Sherry Roth!

Please see a list of all the blogs on this blog hop below.

1. Sara Levin  
2. Sharon Dalton  
3. Maï Chapelain  
4. Delys Cram  
5. Sherry Roth   
6. Marga Bultena  
7. Alison Carter  
8. Janice Thomson  
9. RaeJean Communal  
10. Jacque Williams   
11. Cheryl Taylor  
12. Julia Quinn  
13. Doreen Walter  
14. Courtenay Heuston  

Thanks for visiting!

December Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

This month its my turn to select the theme and Ive chosen ..

December being a month that we often get together I thought we would celebrate our togetherness.

Of course…for some people that wont be happening this year with the covid pandemic!

Living in New Zealand, we have been lucky not to be affected too much so this LO I did was from a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating my Aunties 69th Birthday with her and a lot of our family. It was so nice to see her and most of my cousins too. She has had to move into a retirement home. All of us Cuzzies and Aunties managed to catch up on the day.

Ive used Sahara Sand 12×12 and used a few new products available in January. So this is a sneak peek! Stamps I used were Textured Essentials (152612), Dies are Playful Alphabet (AC 152706) and I fussy cut out the banners from the Little Treats Stamp set (HC 153376) The Paper, the laser cut die and the dies for my journalling (still to do) are in our new catalogue available next month

So thanks for joining me and everyone else in this blog hop!!! We are off to the next blog .. Cheryl Taylor!

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