Scrapbooking Global August Blog Hop

Welcome to our first of many Scrapbooking Blog Hops with the  Scrapbooking Global Group!

You would of just hopped from the Beautiful Beth Rush. I hope you enjoy looking at what I have for you!

For Easter this year we decided that we were going to do something out of our comfort zone and drive to Sydney and stay on a friends farm.. While there we ventured into Sydney and did the tourist thing! Making sure we took plenty of family photo’s. Family means so much to us. Our family isn’t your average family! Luke had brain surgery back on the 20th January 2015 for his epilepsy. He will be having his second brain surgery hopefully this year but probably next year! Epilepsy really puts your life on hold.. Seizures are every night all night.. and then he will surprise us with the odd one here and there during the day… Over the past 5 years I have been having eye surgery on both my eyes… I have been grateful to receive 2 new corneal grafts. But my last one has really given me a lot of trouble with rejections and monthly eyeball injections..

So when we decide to take a holiday we need to plan for the best holiday, worst holiday.. everything has to be taken into account… access to hospitals, ambulances etc… Sometimes it just seems easier to stay home…

I am so Glad we did get to mark Sydney off our family bucket list! What a treat this is for my beautiful growing children. Something I never had the chance to do when I was younger!

So with my layout… I am in love with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set! I’ve also used the Dies from the Colourful Seasons stamp set and the Swirly Bird stamp set! I added some ink refill to my rubber mat and used our sponge brayer to brayer onto my card base… I did add some water… so I’m not sure if I just didn’t clean my brayer or if the water has given the two shade effect!  I tried to keep it simple as I had a lot of stamping!

I thinkthe gold glitter die cuts just add that bit of bling!

Make sure you leave a comment below for me… and please continue on the blog hop to see what Kelly Leese has created!

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Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Sharon Dalton
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Peta Stephen
  4. Lisa Henderson
  5. Pam Poli
  6. Courtenay Heuston
  7. Jessica Brigden
  8. Karie Beglau
  9. Simone Meye
  10. Lisa Gibson
  11. Michelle Veller
  12. Cheryl Algie
  13. Beth Rush
  14. Josie Dean
  15. Kelly Leese
  16. Stesha Bloodhart
  17. Virginia Porta
  18. Kerstin Klar
  19. Joanne Hodge
  20. Christine Alward
  21. Monika Lenkeit Davis
  22. Jenny Hall
  23. Lou Kitzelman

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek Blog Hop

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watermarked2016-12-10-2333-1Hello!! Welcome to my Second Blog Hop!! I had such a great time last blog hop so I thought I’d join in again!! I know the ESAD demonstrators have made some amazing things to share with you all. So get yourself a Drink… and enjoy the blog hop! You may have started here, or you may have just arrived from Monique Fielder. Either way, let’s keep hopping and enjoying the wonderful creations! Now Remember These sets are not available until the 4th January 2017, Unless you’d like to join my team before January, then you can pick from the New catalogue!! Let me know if you’d like to know more!

So It was really hard to pick which set I’d like to use… then what should I do with it? Anyway I settled with the Lift Me Up Stamp set along with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.

First Card I have used Clear Emboss Powder on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I used the Stamping Sponge to sponge over the clouds with Soft Sky ink. Again I used the Clear Emboss Powder to stamp the Hot Air Balloons.. then came back with the stamping Sponge and used Melon Mambo ink to sponge over them. I then, used some Silver Metallic Thread popped under the Balloons for added Dimension. I often forget about my Banners Framelits Dies, and this set pairs up nicely with this set. I based the card on a Lovely scored Soft Sky Card base…

With the Second Card, I grabbed some Early Espresso cardstock and along with the card base, I cut a piece just a 1/4″ smaller and then used some Versa Mark ink to run around the edge, then put some Copper Emboss Powder around the edges. Stamped and embossed with Copper the Whisper White for the Balloons, and cut them out with the Big Shot and again stamped Directly the saying with the Copper Emboss Powder.

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Next I decided on doing a Scrapbook layout… I was inspired to have a go after Amity Knight  did a layout last Blog Hop! Here I have used  again the Lift it up Stamp set for the balloon, and used the Silver Emboss powder. Also used the Up & Away Thinlits Die, for the clouds….and Our Layering Circle Framelits Dies for my circles. I just love the Carried Away Designer Series Paper that you can pick from the Sale-A-Bration Freebies… I have teamed it up with the Mint Macaroon Cardstock, Smokey Slate Cardstock, Night Of navy Cardstock, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock, and Peekaboo Peach Cardstock. And I just love our Large Letter Framelits and Letters for you Stamp set to give it more dimension. And lastly I have used the Classic Label Punch .

And Lastly why not make some Party decorations!! I have simply just weaved the Die Cut Balloons onto our White Bakers Twine… so Later on I can re-use the on a card or layout!

Here I have used Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo Cardstock…

I really hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations…. And I hope you take some inspiration from these…. Please leave a comment.. and pop on over to Tanya DeRoy‘s page next…

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