Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

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Today I am hoping along with the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  The hop includes International Demos from all over the world.

This month it is all Memories & More.  Using these packs makes creating scrapbook pages just so easy.  In saying that they are fantastic for quick & easy cards too & would you believe I don’t have any packs.

Deciding that this was not going to stop me, I decided to create my own to fit in with one of the pages from the 12″ x 12″ Variety Pack Pages.  Click on this link here & you will be able to choose from lots of different options to create your pages.  Of course, there are ones in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue that you can use too.

I’ve used the lovely Happiness Blooms Suite which becomes available today.  The flowers are from the matching “Bloom by Bloom” Stamp Set.  I didn’t think I would like it but I am loving the bright colours in the Suite.

I used the If you have been reading my blog, you will know that all my pages are created for my niece.  Every now & then I bundle a few pages to post down to her.  Some pages have photos, others don’t.  Some have journaling, others don’t.

Why not give them a go whether it be scrapbooking or cards.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own version.  The tutorial includes a list of products used, measurements (metric & imperial).

To see more inspiration, be sure to visit all the other blogs in the hop – click on the Next arrow or the links below the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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490. Happiness Blooms Suite – Memories & More

2019 Occasions Catalogue, Happiness Blooms Suite, Bloom by Bloom, Free Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, #bloombybloom #happinessbloomssuite #stampinup #vickywright

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Roll Call –

  1. Tricia Butts
  2. Anja Reuss  
  3.  Vicky wright – That’s Me!
  4. Narelle Fasulo
  5. Kimberley Anne Morris 
  6. Jan Musselman 
  7. Rachel Macleod 
  8. Lisa Henderson 
  9. Marieke Ba

 

Scrapbooking Global July Blog Hop

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G’Day stampers,

Today I am not only taking part in the very first Blog Hop – Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! but it is Day 4 of my DSP Showcase.  It is a FB Page for anyone who love SU! Products & who scraps.  There are over 3500 members.  If you love Stampin’ Up! & you love to scrap then why not join us.

Thank you for visiting.  You have just arrived from Jessica’s page which means you are36518126_10216049000962426_604109715940573184_n now half way through the hop.  I do hope you are enjoying the pages that everyone has created & getting lots of ideas.

Our Challenge this month was to create our page using the Sketch Layout.  Easy, right?  Well, I thought so to but for the life of me I’ve had heaps of trouble coming up with a page that I liked.  I think I may have been overthinking things which then creates all sorts of hassles.

Those of you that visit my blog, know that I do layouts for my niece & post them down to her.  Sometimes, they include photos, other times they are just the layouts & she selects the photos.  The journaling is mostly all left blank as I love her to write in her own handwriting.  I think it means more this way.

Anyhow my photo is one of Bon & her brother Jesse who was married in Argentina in April this year.  They are very close which I tried to capture in the layout including the colours in Bon’s dress & the black of Jess’ suite.  I’ve kept my page very simple as I didn’t want to take away from her gorgeous lace dress.  I have been a little loose with my layout Scrapbook---Fun-Times---Cloas it is a little different to the sketch.

I lightly sponged Balmy Blue onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock before randomly stamping the image from Touches of Texture & a piece of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper was adhered top right hand corner.  This paper suited her dress perfectly!

The photo was mounted onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. The journaling area is a piece of Whisper White with a piece of the Specialty Paper adhered to the top & let hang over a little.

The 2 hearts were die cut from Balmy Blue & Basic Black Cardstock using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits & adhered to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

The “love” was die cut from Basic Black using the same Framelits & adhered to a piece of Whisper White.  All 4 pieces of Whisper White were then adhered to a square of Basic Black & then to the sponged Whisper White.

The letters were cut from Balmy Blue & Whisper White, adhered onto each other but off centered a little before adhering to the Basic Black Square.  The little butterfly was die cut from Balmy Blue & Whisper White while the subtitle was typed & printed onto a piece of Whisper White, mounted onto a piece of Balmy Blue & then adhered to the page.

Next up on the hop is Michelle.  Just click on the “NEXT” button or from the names below 36476330_10155548748437694_8153268887673110528_nin the Blog Roll.  When visiting the blogs, please don’t forget to leave a little love by way of a comment.  I’m sure they will appreciate it.

  • Card Kits & Tutorials may be purchased Here.  This month it is all about Tranquil Textures.
  • JOIN my Team during July to receive a Free set of Ink Pads
  • DSP “Buy 3, get 1 FREE” July Promotion here
  • Shop Clearance Rack
  • When shopping Online, don’t forget to use the Host Code for July – YHYVKDKK

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Blog Roll –

1.       Sara Levin – USA

2.       Sharon Dalton – Australia

3.      Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands

4.      Stesha Bloodhart – USA

5.      Delys Cram – New Zealand

6.      Courtenay Heuston – Australia

7.      Sue McDonald

8.      Rebecca-Jo Unwin – Australia

9.      Natalie Vijlbrief – Netherlands

10.   Yvonne van Bruggen – The Netherlands

11.    Heike Hülle-Bolze Germany

12.    Beth Rush – USA

13.   Karie Beglau

14.   Jackie Noble – New Zealand

15.   Jessica Brigden – USA

16.   Vicky Wright – Australia

17.   Michelle Veller – USA

18.   Jacqui Crouch – Australia

19.   Rachel Traudt – USA

20.  Jackie Lawless – UK

21.    Lisa Henderson – Canada

22.   Cheryl Taylor – UK

23.   Kimberley Morris – USA

24.  Tricia Butts

25.   Lisa Kmiec – USA

26.  Monique de Kok – Netherlands

27.   Eimear Carvill -Stamp in Colour

28.  Sherry Roth – Canada

29.  Sigrid Wille

30.  Stasia Sloma – USA

 

No Bones About It

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Did you see my post on Monday where we created a card using this Stamp Set?  Well, today, I am sharing with you the Memories & More Scrapbook Page one of the kids created.  The same products were used as the card.

The next Kids Class is tomorrow up at the Community Hall or My Place, Saturday.  They will be the last ones before Christmas.  We will start again, 4 January 2018.No-Bones-About-It-Scrapbook

The page could be used for either girls or boys.  The parents especially loved this idea as a couple of them had boys who would have loved doing the page, so fingers crossed they will be coming along next time.

Of course, my page will be going down to my niece to add to her albums.

One thing we did at the end of the class was have a little play with the new Brusho Crystal Powders (coming in the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue) AND they loved it.  The looks on their faces & the squeals they let out when the powders hit the water was so funny!  So, don’t think they are only for your adult classes.  If you hold kids classes, let them play, you will be amazed with what they can do.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

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G’Day Stampers.
Thanks so much for joining me today.  I am participating for the first time in the Stamping Dreams Blog Hop for September.  The theme this month is “Something Different”.  It could be a fun fold, a shaker card, a spin card or even a technique.

I decided to go with Scrapbooking & share one of my pages we created last week in our Memories & More Scrapbooking Class.  We used the “Pick a Pattern” DSP along with the “Pattern Pieces”,Blender Pens, Stampin’ Write Markers & more to create our page. Pattern Pieces1 (2)

The page could be used for a boy or girl.  In this case, my page is going down to my niece for her son.  Once my page/s have been used for a class I post them off to Bon to add to her albums.  I have been doing this for some time now, she enjoys getting the parcel in the post & I enjoy creating them.

Sometimes, I will add photos & journaling to page, other times Bonnie adds her photos & journaling.  I think the surprise is not knowing what she will receive in the mail but the albums are slowing growing.

If you click on the link below you will be able to download a free tutorial which includes the product used to create the page plus measurements (metric & imperial).

Thank you so much for stopping by & checking out my project today.

By clicking on the links list below, you will be able to check out the other lovely creations in the hop

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Roll Call for the hop –

1.       Jessie Holton – Australia

2.       Vicky Wright – Australia – That’s Me!

3.      Imogen Tutty – New Zealand

4.      Debbie Henderson-USA

5.      Stephanie Fischer – Australia

6.      Lou Kitzelman – Australia

7.      Kim Oliver – Australia

8.      Elen Woodbridge – Australia

9.      Jenny Hall – USA

10.   Jenny Hayward

11.    Sue Vine – Australia

12. Narelle Fasulo – Australia

13. Sarah Fleming – USA

14. Christy Kroboth – USA

15. Vicki Hunter – Australia

16. Cheryll Miller – Australia

17. Sandra Mastello – Australia

Scrapbook Page

Over the past month or so I have slowly been scrapping away at my niece’s photos & getting them posted to her.  Some I have kept for future Memories & More Scrapbooking Classes (check out the Class Page) while others have gone straight down to her.  Bonnie is loving the surprise of opening the packages & not knowing what photos have been done or if photos have been included…

Today’s page is one we created in our class on Sunday week.  It is going to be repeated later on at the request of a couple of ladies who couldn’t make it on the day but want to create the pages.  There have been a few ladies saying that they will be back to do the same class again, as they have heaps of photos to scrap.  This means that the pages will look totally different with new photos.

For my page I cut a piece of the retired “Peace This Christmas” DSP, adhered to a strip of Garden Green before adhering to a piece of Very Vanilla & then to Cherry Cobbler Card.  The Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler are part of the with the “Be Merry” Cardstock Pack.

A piece of Very Vanilla was cut back to size so that we could fit 4 x photos on it & adhered Holly-Berry-Happiness-Page-to the Cherry Cobbler Base.  Some of the ladies settled for 2 x photos which looked fine on the layout.

We stamped a couple of the holly branch image from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured & blended with our Blender Pens before fussing cutting.  The bows were stamped in the same ink but coloured with Cherry Cobbler & punched out with the matching Holly Berry Builder PunchWe stamped a number of the small holly images onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS, coloured & blended with Garden Green before punching with the same Punch & adhering to the braches of holly with the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

They were then adhered down the side of the page, the bows adhered to the tops with Mini Glue Dots & Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots (retired) adhered to the branch.

For the title, we cut a banner shape into each end, adhered a couple of the left over holly images to each end along with the Candy Dots before adhering to the bottom part of the page.

To finish off the page, some of the ladies then scattered a couple of the Candy Dots around the page.

The page would suit the new Be Merry DSP too.  It is just that my order didn’t arrive in time.  The ladies were more than happy to see how I use the retired DSP.  Mind you the pages were great sellers for both the Stamp Set & DSP.

Be sure to check out the Class Page for our next class.  We will be creating 2 beach pages.  All you need to bring is yourself & or a friend.  Everything is supplied.

Be sure to check back in a few days time when I will show you our 2nd page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Scrapbook Page

I am a member of a Facebook Group called “Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook Global” & the challenge last week was to case (copy & share everything) a favourite layout from the gallery.  There are so many wonderful layouts that I was sort of torn as to which one to do, but eventually I settled on a great page created by Scrappam Boum  Thank you so much for your inspiration!  You created a gorgeous page.

I have used retired DSP but I am happy with the page just the same.  You could easily change out the designs to current product.  For me, it is a great excuse to #loveitchopit some of my DSP that is still sitting on my shelf.

If you read my blog, you know that I often create pages for my niece & post them down to her.  Sometimes I will add photos, other times the pages are left blank for her to add photos.  The same goes for the journaling – sometimes I do it & other times it is blank for 180617-(2)blogBonnie to do it.

I randomly stamped the bunch of flowers from the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set onto a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White CS in Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Calypso Coral Inks.  I wanted to bring the colours out in the photo but at the same time not make it to “flowery”.

I cut a couple of pieces of the Celebrate Today DSP (2015 Occasions Catalogue) & layered them down the Whisper White Card.  I again cut 2 pieces of DSP from the same pack, punched a banner shape into 1 end of each piece with the Banner Triple Punch, cut each piece back to size & adhered them across the same Whisper White Card.

The photo was matted onto a piece of Marina Mist CS so that it wasn’t White on White & then mattered onto a piece of Night of Navy – again bringing out the colours the blokes are wearing & adhered to the page on an angle.

A flower was stamped onto scrap Whisper White with Calypso Coral Ink, punched with the matching Pansy Punch & adhered to the page with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I then decided to stamp a leaf onto scrap Whisper White in Old Olive Ink, fussy cut it before adhering under the flower.

My journaling section was stamped with the bunch of flowers in Calypso Coral Ink, punched at one end with the Banner Triple Punch before layering onto a piece of Night of Navy CS which was cut back enough for a small edge to show around all sides, punched with the Banner Triple Punch & adhered to the page.  The actual journaling has been done with the Journaling Pen.

If you would like to join, please head on over to the FB Page & click the “join” button.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Scrapbooking

For the past few months or so I’ve been creating pages for my niece for her albums.  I create the pages using the traditional method as well as Project Life.  I’m doing both 12″20170515_110800blog1 x 12″ pages plus 8″ x 6″ pages.  Every so often, I will pack them up & post down to her so that she can then put them in one of her albums.

I purchased a couple of albums & pages for Bonnie & had them sent direct to her.  Bon loves getting them & seeing what I have done & what pictures I’ve selected.  Sometimes, I will do the journaling but most of the time I have left that bit blank for her to pop her story onto the page.

Today’s page is one I had half completed but was just sitting there waiting for a little bit of embellishment to be added.  After seeing a page created by Kris McIntosh a light bulb went off.  Of course, I had to use the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set & Botanical Builder Framelits both of which are retiring.  Why hadn’t I thought of that, seeing as though I had used the “Botanical Gardens” DSP (retired).  Thank you Kris for your inspiration.

For my layout, I drew a rough sketch & then sort of followed it.  Mind you, what I 20170515_110750blog2sometimes draw doesn’t always end up what the page will look like.  I cut a strip of Basic Black Card & adhered it down the left side of the DSP.  A piece of Hello Honey Card (retired) was layered onto a piece of Whisper White Card & then to a piece of Mossy Meadow (retired) before layering onto the DSP.

As the photos were sort of dark in colour, I decided to print them out in back & white which works out great in some cases.  Don’t be scared to experiment with your photos.  You will be surprised how different they look when printed in black & white.

For the leaves, I’ve again used Mossy Meadow, while the flowers are Cajun CrazeHello Honey & Basic Black.  I popped Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centres to finish them off.

This layout could be used for lots of pages.  All you have to do is change out the embellishments, colours & DSP.

I do hope you enjoyed my page today.  Hopefully I will be able to share a lot more pages I’ve created for Bonnie if I remember to take photos before they go off in the post.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Our new challenge is up & running over at Sunny Challenges & Creations

 
All you have to do is share something that you have created for the Christmas Season.  Maybe you have created your own decorations, table settings, boxes, banner, scrapbook page, etc. 
 
For my first sample, I decided to do a couple of scrapbook pages ready in time for Christmas Day. I am really happy with how they turned out.  Today is Page 1 of the pages which will fit a 5″ x 7″ photo with a small white border.
 
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Morning Post Numbers
Ink – Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Whisper White, Textured Old Olive
DSP – Season of Style
Ribbon – 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain – Cherry Cobbler
Washi Tape – Season of Style
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Paper Piercing Mat & Tool
 
I cut 2 strips of DSP into 2″ wide x 11″ while the 3rd strip was 2″ x 12″ & adhered them to the RHS of the Old Olive Textured CS.  I just love Textured CS for scrapbooking!
 
A 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS was adhered over the strips of DSP.  I stamped “2013” onto a piece of Whisper White CS 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ using Crumb Cake Ink.  Prior to adhering to the page, a “V” was cut from one end.
 
With my Paper Piercing Mat & Tool I pierced a double layer around the Whisper White Mat.  A bow was tied from the Cherry Cobbler Ribbon & the adhered to the RHS of the year.
 
I then adhered a couple of strips of Washi Tape to the top LHS of the page.  I also placed a piece of Whisper White, cut into a banner for a little bit of journaling.
 
All in all a very simple page, but one that represents Christmas!
 

We know everyone is busy at this time of the year, so we have extended this challenge out to the new year, which means you have lots of extra time to play along.  We would love for you to link your creation or creations with us.  All you have to do is post it on line & then link back to Mr Linky.
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’!
 
Vicky

Scrapbooking….

Today’s post is from my Scrapbook Classes last month. 

I have lots of photos from when I worked in Dilli, Timor Leste a couple of years ago.  Not only did I love my work, but I met some great people – local, defence, federal police, non-profit organisations & ex-pats, have a lot of great memories – funny & serious, saw many things – some I want to remember, while others I don’t!!!!

The people in Timor Leste are wonderful, very happy & very laid back – my kinda lifestyle, which is probably why I fitted in so well.  It may also have had something to do with the fact that at the beginning I was one of very few ex-pat females in the country, blonde hair & freckles, so everyone got to know me.

As soon as I saw the DSP from the Seasonal Catalogue, I knew immediately that the papers would suit Timor.  It also has the colours of our uniform. 

I actually changed my ribbon since the photo was taken. “Circle Circus” stamp set goes great with this paper.  The journaling was created in MDS (My Digital Studio), with Chocolate Chip & Cherry Cobbler Inks & printed onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus – 114375
Ink – Not Quiet Navy – 126971, Daffodil Yellow – 126944, Cherry Cobbler – 126966
Cardstock – Early Expresso – 124276, Daffodil Delight – 124275, Not Quite Navy – 108606, Very Vanilla – 106550,  Crumb Cake – 124274
DSP – Parkers Patterns – 131021
Ribbon – 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain – Night of Navy – 126874
Punches – Scallop Edge Border – 119882, 7/8″ Scallop Circle – 129404, 1/2″ Circle – 119869, 3/4″ Circle – 119873, 1″ Circle – 119868, 1 1/4″ Circle – 119861
Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722

Double Page Layout –
 
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Shop Online Here to purchase your own supplies to create your card
 
Until next time, when I will post the matching card we created using the same supplies
 
Vicky

 

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I don’t know about anyone esle, but the weeks just seem to be flying by.  It only seems like yeasterday that I posted last week’s challenge,  But here it is a new week & a new challenge.  This week, the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been set by Shirley.  It is her last challenge as Guest Designer.

I would like to personally thank Shirley so much for filling in for us at the last moment.  She has been wonderful.  I only hope her time wiith us has been as great as we have had having her with us. Thanks again Shirley.

 For this week, we only have the 1 part so it should be easy for everyone to join in.  Send Shirley off with a big bang & start those wonderful creations that I know are out there.

As I have sadly neglected my goal for the past 2 weeks including “Scrappy Saturday“, I decided to create a scrapbook page.  The page is of my nieces running wild in Sydney & very excited to see “Acca Dacca” Concert.  True fans will know I mean “ACDC“.
Scrappy Saturday will be back next week!
Now I had to hold myself back here, as I was sooooooooooo very tempted to add a tiny bit of Red to the page, but did hold back!!!!!!!
A very simple page, but one I am happy with!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Array of Sunshine
Ink – Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Versamark
Cardstock – Textured Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
DSP – Neutrals Designer Pack – Basic Gray
Punches – Decorative Label
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin – Very Vanilla, Linen Thread
Accessories – Heat Tool, Snail Adhesive, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals
We would love for you to join us this week.  Hop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations, check out what Kris & Shirley have created, create your own project, post to your blog or online forum, link back with Mr Linky.  You have until Friday night, 2 March.
Happy Stampin’