March Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Welcome to our Scrapbooking Global March blog hop and this month its all about Mixed Media courtesy of guest designer Nature Gibner

Now I just love doing mixed media Layouts can see a few of my previous ones in my scrapbooking gallery.

Here is my LO using Embossing Paste, spritzed ink (Ink + isopropyl alcohol), tissue, torn edged paper and wooden and resin elements…Voila done!

The new Beautifully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper (OC page 48 148812) is a must to get in my opinion! The tissue is from this pack too. I also used the Painted Seasons DSP which is available as a Sale a Bration until the end of this month.

This photo is one of my favourite photos of our Daughter at 3. She was a confident wee girl who loved the farm life, helping her Great Great Aunt (her stand in Great Grandmother), stewing fruit, gardening and having a wee chat about life. Lots of lovely memories.

Heres a close up.

Here is the other blog hop participants

My Design Team Member Courtenay is next on the blog hop list …This blog hop is amazing!!!!!

1. Sharon Dalton  7. Nature Gibner  13. Sherry Roth   
2. Sara Levin  8. Jenn Charles  14. Cynthia McQueen  
3. Delys Cram  9. Libby Dyson   15. Debbie Henderson  
4. Courtenay Heuston  10. Liz Yuille   16. Marga Bultena  
5. Heike Hülle-Bolze   11. Eimear Carvill   17. Denise Cox  
6. Jenna Watkins  12. Lisa Henderson   18. sharni Haines  

Happy stamping!


My Team

I have to have a shout out to my team who have been just rocking it lately! I’ve had a new team member join and she chose this as part of her starter kit (A special that is only on during Sale a Bration which ends this month)

Heres a video of it!

I’ve also had a couple of Downline promote just recently so these are the cards I made for them. Each one personalised for them.

If you are in New Zealand and would like to know more about joining Stampin’ Up! Getting a personal discount/ and/ or being a teacher/ and/ or running it as a business then contact me.

ESAD March Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop! This month we are showcasing products you can earn in Sale a Bration.

I was excited to see that there were some of my favourite things on our latest release Sale a bration Flyer (see below)

You know Im a paper loving girl so BOTH DSP get the green tick with me..but everything else on this flyer is the bomb too!

I love using the pizza boxes and have used up so many packs over the past year.

The same goes with the pearlized doilies and the Delightfully Detailed Specialty cut paper.

The Painted Seasons DSP however is new for Sale a Bration as is the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder so today I am showcasing these. You can get one of these for free by purchasing some Occasions Products and/or some Annual Catalogue products.

A customer of mine is a nurse who deals with stroke victims so I made this mini pizza box of cards for her to give out to some of her patients.

I teamed it up with Artfully Aware Stamp set (149447 Pg 46 OC $48) and the coordinating dies (143749 Pg 220 AC $46) and added in some Whisper White (thick 140490 or regular 106549). You will then have enough to get one level one Sale a Bration item. Which one would you choose?

For this Mini Pizza Box of cards, I also used Poppy Parade Ink (147050) and Poppy Parade Ribbon (147813)..Both $15.75 each.

Not shown is the envelopes that I’ve made out of the DSP. .. (oops forgot to take a photo!)

This emboss technique is a very simple one. All you have to do is ink one side of the Embossing Folder (the side that has the writing on) with Poppy Parade Ink. Pop in your mini pizza box or Whisper White cardstock and run it through your Big Shot and voila! This is the result! Easy but messy! Just rinse off your embossing folder afterwards under the tap and let dry.

If you live in New Zealand feel free to contact me to place your order using any of these products and earn some Sale a Bration rewards. My email address and link to my online shop is over on my sidebar.

Dont forget Sale a Bration finishes this month!

Okay off we go to Jessie Holtons blog for more inspiration using Sale a bration and how you can get items for free. Below is also a list of the participants.

Blog hop participant list:

1. Kelly Kent

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Lou Kitzelman

4. Denise Buetler

5. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

6. Peta Stephen

7. Monique Fielder

8. Lisa Whitehead

9. Libby Dyson

10. Lauren Meiklejohn

11. Jackie Aitken

12. Sharon Dalton

13. Maree McIntosh

14. Cheryl Algie

15. Rochelle Blok

16. Rebecca Scurr

17. Delys Cram

18. Jessie Holton

Happy Stamping!


Simple Stamping Techniques-Wooden Elements

This month at Simple Stamping Techniques we are using Wooden Elements on our projects.

These are some of my favourite things to use on my Scrapbooking Layouts and have used these embellishments for many many years!

I love dimension on my cards and scrapbooking pages and have done this page as a beginner scrapbooking page. I went on my first cruise with my Besties just recently. We got all dressed the same to get on the boat and to then go to the sail away party after sailing!

I’m in the process of making a video of how to do this page so check back here for the link when its done…or you can follow my facebook page where I will post the link. I’ve just started video tutorials so its a huge learning curve!

In the meantime ..The wooden elements I used was Frames Elements (AC pg 199) and the stamp set I used was En Route (AC pg 53)

Here are some close ups of my page.

Check out the other Design Team Members below to see what they have come up with using Wooden Elements.

Happy Stamping!


Stamping Society- March Tutorial

Welcome to our March Tutorial! It is now available to purchase!

Here is a sneak peek for you of our projects using the Flowering Desert Stamp set.

Just a reminder that these 6 online tutorials will cost you $10.20 NZD available from me or, if you order more than $37 off me you will get this tutorial for free! If you are in one of our other markets ..then contact one of our Design Team Members to purchase the tutorial off them. They are Alisa Tilsner, Ashley Fifer, Danielle Bennenk, Jenny Hall and Martin Stone.

So today we are also having a blog hop showcasing this stamp set.

Here is mine! I used a couple of the stamps to make a sunflower! My colour of choice was Crushed Curry. Love that colour! My online tutorial goes over what I used for this card too.

Check out the other Designers in our Blog Hop by clicking on the little Blue Frog below.

You can email me can find this on my sidebar.

Or you can message me on facebook to buy. Link to my Facebook page is over on my sidebar too.

Happy Stamping!

Scrapbooking Global February Blog Hop

Welcome to another Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop!

If you haven’t heard of us before, we are a Facebook group using Stampin’ Up! products. With over 4,000 members… there is lots of inspiration to see!

This Months Blog Hop theme is courtesy of one of our Guest Design Team Members Eimear Carvill -Love and Marriage.

Here’s my Layout of my Parents wedding. I have used just a little DSP for this LO and just used stamps, dies and the Lace Embossing Folder.

These photos were in a major flood. The things you find out when you go through a major flood and your photos are affected are..

  1. Pull them out of the album and put them in between some greaseproof paper and pop them into a freezer until you are ready to sort them out.
  2. Wash the photos gently in water and dry flat. You may need some heavy items to keep them flat.
  3. Photograph or scan them in if damaged and edit if needed or possible.
  4. Even if the flood waters have not damaged the photos, the moisture may encourage mould so it is important to air/wipe the photos.

The thing that I discovered during this whole process is that any pen on the back of the photos comes through to the other side. So, if you write on your photos….do it in pencil! A lot of the ones we had that were in pencil were perfect and the pen ones (like the ones I’ve used above) were not.

I am still using these!

I have a hidden journalling piece under the largest photo of my Mum.

Here are some closeups

Materials I used were: Stamps;  Flowering Fountain (OC pg 41), Artisan Textures (AC pg 130). Bigshot; Well Written Framelit dies (OC pg 27), Support Ribbon Framelits (AC pg 220, Foliage Frame Framelits (AC pg 217), Lace Embossing Folder (OC pg 11). Embellishments; Frames Elements (AC pg 199), Braided Linen Thread (OC pg 55). Paper/ink/cardstock; Crumb cake, Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper (AC pg 189) is cut up to achieve the leaves down the side.

So off we go to the next blog ..which is Courtenay  

Click on the little blue frog to see all of the Blog Hop members!

Happy Stamping!


Been on a Cruise!

Hi everyone! Just come back from a cruise and had a fabulous time with my Besties.

Here’s a Double Layout I did on our themed Gatsby night on the boat.

I don’t generally do Double Layouts but this was for a challenge ..only I couldnt remember who the challenge was from….turns out it was for Scrapbook Sunday!

I used a Sale a Bration free item for this double LO. (Botanical Butterfly DSP) ..which I thought suited my dress I was wearing for the event. I also used Frames Elements (AC pg 199), Stitched Labels Framelits (AC pg 220) and the new Framelits- Stitched Rectangle dies (OC pg 28 ) and the Well Written Thinlits (OC pg 27 ). The Stamp set I used is also a Saleabration item called Part of My Story.

Left side
Right side

Now that I.m home, I’m all out trying to scrapbook my photos!

We have a new Sale a bration second release Brochure out and you can see all Sale a bration rewards here.

Happy Stamping!