ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop


Hello!! Welcome to my first EVER Blog Hop!! 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! (I’m currently at our school Christmas Fair I’ve been busy organising) You may have started here, or you may have just arrived from Jackie Noble. Either way, let’s keep hopping and enjoying the wonderful creations!

As you can see I have used product from both the catalogues.. I just adore the Moroccan Designer Series Paper #141645 found on page 173 of the main Annual 2016-2017 catalogue. I Have also Picked out the Totally Trees stamp set #142198 found on page 48 in the Holiday Catalogue. This is a magnetic little mini calendar just Perfect as a teacher’s gift or even a secret Santa gift. I’ve used Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim Cardstock, along with some Silver Glimmer paper. With Inks I have used Early Espresso and Emerald Envy. I used the Layering Circles Framelits which are a perfect match, and used the Classic Label Punch. I’ve given it some dimension by using our fantastic dimensionals… And to finish it off I’ve used the Project Life Date It Stamp set #141563.

Hands up if you love post-it notes? PICK ME!!! So why not make them pretty! Here I have used again the  Moroccan Designer Series Paper #141645 found on page 173 of the main Annual 2016-2017 catalogue. And again Totally Trees stamp set #142198 found on page 48 in the Holiday Catalogue. Paired with the Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim cardstock.. again using the Layering Circles Framelits (Which the Stitched Shape Framelits would also work well..) I’ve used the Designer Tin of cards Stamp set #141739 for the saying ‘Just A Note’..and gave it some dimension using my favourite Dimensionals.. and added a Velcro tab that I have collected over the years.. to keep it closed. This little treasure is a great present for anyone.. including teachers. They can refill it also when it runs out.

Lastly you can’t have a present without a Card! Here I have opted to use the trees for a Christmas card. I can see this set being used in many ways you can even be creative and used them as monsters, people, etc… Here I have used the same as the other two Projects but added a saying from Star of Light stamp set #142110. I absolutely love the font in this set. I love adding some Designer Series paper inside the card too and some on the Envelope to tie it all together. And why not make a beautiful present even more pretty.

Well, thank you for popping by to check out my Gift ideas,  I hope they have inspired you to create your own little special coordinating present.  Now Hop over to Libby Dyson– click the Next Blog button below to continue the hop. See you next time.

Josie Dean

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1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent
3. Chloe Evans
4. Jackie Noble
5. Josie Dean
6. Libby Dyson
7. Rebekah Crisp
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Andrea Buckland
10. Leonie Schroder
11. Delys Cram
12. Rose Desmond
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Narelle Fasulo
17. Nerida Carter
18. Courtenay Heuston
19. Megan Lenske
20. Carly Middleton
21. Nicole Wilson  
22. Renee Lynch
23. Nicole Osborne Ashton
24. Amity Knight
25. Rachael Lewsley
26. Cheryl O’Bree 
27. Tanya DeRoy


Product List

Online Extravaganza!!



This Starts Tomorrow!!!
Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalogue retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!
So make sure you pop back on the 21st and the 28th for these special deals!!!

***If you are going to order direct from my page.. Please use this Hostess Code.. GZHZAPQZ  … If you use this code I will put you into a special draw for an exciting prize!!***

So head over to my SHOP to start your order!!

Here is the list of items and prices!


• Promotion period: 21-28 November, 2016
• Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
• You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
• Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
• There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
• Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
• Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (AET) on 21 November and
runs through 11:50 PM (AET) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (AET) on 28 November
and runs through 11:50 PM (AET) that same day


Also check out what else you can get Just for today!!


Classes for 2017

Please let me know what you will be interested in..

Normal monthly card class with 3 cards.. these will just be a themed class. Cards will range from beginner to advanced.. First Card being more beginners than each card is stepped up.. you will build your confidence as you make each card! Click here-> I’m interested in Normal Monthly Card classes

Fancy Fold Card Class.. This class will be classed as more an advanced class.. most classes will just involve one card. I might even ask that you bring a trimmer if you have one to make the class go ahead faster. Click here-> I’m interetsed in Fancy Fold Card Classes

Memory keeping class.. This will involve making a 6″x8″ page/pages.. First class will involve you trying the project at a minimal cost. So you aren’t paying out a lot for something you don’t enjoy. After that you will form a monthly group where I will offer deals and payment plans on getting you the kits needed and encouraging you to use it. More information will be supplied once I know who is interested or not. This is great for beginners and Advanced.. I can encourage you from what ever level you wish to take on this project! Click here-> I’m interested in Memory Keeping Classes

Kids classes.. These will be offered mostly school holidays.. depending on what I have planned.. with some classes thrown in where possible.. I’ve thought about doing Girls Only and Boys Only! And also mixed Gender classes.. classes won’t just be only offered to just boys or just girls.. but meaning Girls Only will be just girly cards.. and some boys might be interested in this too and vice versa! Depending on the age and skill of the child, you may be required to stay. (I do hold a Blue Card) This class will go from 1 to 2 hours. Click here –I’m Interested in Kids Classes

Birthday Party- Want something different.. why not book a card class for your child’s birthday or even yours.. I will need at least 3 weeks notice.. and it can’t be at times I have my normal classes planned. It will be a set cost per person.. around $5 per person.. depending on the level you’d like.. Ages from 8 and up. Message me to discuss what you’d like.. Email me at or call me on 0429694093 or you can FB message me on my business page

Host A Party.. Hosting a party.. you will do a basic make and take with your friends.. I will show the card stepped up. You will earn Stampin Rewards on the sales of your party! It’s a great way to build your stash and get FREE stuff! Great time to do this is when we have NEW catalogues out, when you are looking at making wedding invites etc.. if you are interested let me know and we can discuss this more! I can travel up to 2 hours from Dalby, and further if it suits! Email me at or call me on 0429694093 or you can FB message me on my business page

Creations from the past few months.. 

Here is a photo heavy post.. a few creations I’ve done this year. I share most of these to my other card selling business page.. I use 99.999% of Stampin’ Up!

Sometimes I might add the odd button or gem that isn’t SU.. but not very often!

I will share some more creations over the next few weeks! 

An A4 90th Birthday card.. 

These 4 cards will be for sale soon.. half will go to the Gold Coast and the others on my business card page..

A very special 16th Birthday card I made for an Epilepsy Angel! 

Luke’s 11th Birthday Card, which he LOVED! 

I was asked to make a boys birthday card who loved music! #onstagelive2016 swap

A couple of baby boy cards I made! Just playing with the fox builder set

Playing with Christmas stamps!

A Birthday card for my Beautiful Husband!

Stitched with Cheer Project Kit- November Class!

So this month is a very busy month for me.. (VERY BUSY!)

And I didn’t want to let my Beautiful monthly class ladies down.. Anyway I offered the Stitched With Cheer Project Kit.. now I felt very lazy offering it.. but after just making 3 cards one of each.. I’m so in LOVE!  It looked hard.. but it’s very simple.. I could whip out the whole 18 very fast! And they are Beautiful cards for special friends! The quality are just so fabulous.. such a strong card! And something I will be offering again. 

I offered the class with 3 options.. 

3 cards, 6 cards or the full pack, so this class is designed for the beginner through to the advanced! 

I know my ladies are going to Love the class tomorrow! 

I still have a full pack of 18, or a pack of 6.. if you’d like to join the class tomorrow at 1:30pm!

Let me know and I can give you more details! 

If you’d still like to do this class early December.. I’m sure we can fit a time that suits both of us!!