Kelly’s Stamping Friends- Birthday Blog Hop 2018




Welcome to Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be asked again this year to join in the fun.. Its great that Kelly loves to share her birthday with us all! I really hope that Kelly has had a beautiful day today! I have decided to do another Scrapbook layout. As this year was meant to be for me to catch up with my scrapbooking… and at this stage I think I have done 1 layout!! I have a daughter who is finishing school next year and I’d love to have her albums up to date… I tend to not print out photo’s which is so sad…. Who else is in the same vote? You might be only starting with me.. or you may have joined me from Kathryn Mangelsdorf. Please leave a comment as you hop and continue onto Peta Stephen.

With the new catalogue coming next month I decided to look at what I have in my collection and a lot of our stamps just match perfectly together! I did start out with a totally different base.. but then changed my mind at the last minute today and produced this layout in a very short time… lol


I have used a few stamp sets…. Playful Backgrounds on the background… and also Petal Palette. Beautiful Bouquet, Oh So Eclectic for the flowers, and Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Petals & More Thinlits for the flowers and leaves… Celebrate You Thinlits for the words and a new stampset Make a Difference to make my words for ‘Make my World’

I love my children and fur baby…. They are my world and the do make it an amazing world to live in.



Participant List

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen



Stampin’ Up! Onstage Display Stamper 2017 Blog Hop Day 5

Day 5… I’m glad you are still with me! Some days I think it is easier to create then to blog lol But I can’t have you all come visit me to see my creation.. But it would be fun!

I did say on Day 1 that I did more Scrapbook layouts then cards… I really feel many forget to record their photo’s… It is so easy to take photo’s these days… All mine are from my phone…  I know my phone has a really great camera…. so why not print them out!

Here I have used the Petal Passion DSP and coloured in a flower with the water color pencils and fussy cut it out.. I’ve also added some Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon.

Here I have coloured the DSP with Watercolour Pencils again.. but only added a light layer of colour… its the same pencils and colours from the other days… I just didn’t put a heavy layer on. The Happy Birthday Stamp is from a new stamp set called Perennial Birthday… YOU WILL NEED TO ADD THIS SET TO YOUR COLLECTION!!!!! LOVE LOVE IT! I just love the different size fonts……. Again throw some Gold Glitter Flakes at your page and where they land glue them down!! Don’t overthink!!!

Thanks again for hopping and leaving some love in the comments… make sure you continue on….

See you tomorrow!

Josie Dean

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Stampin’ Up! Onstage Display Stamper 2017 Blog Hop Day 4

Hello Day 4! You Are My Sunshine…… and what better way to make this page stand out is with a Crepe paper handmade flower! Just cut out a circle with some cardstock and add some glue and start adding the ribbon. I finished mine off with a Gold Die cut flower.. I’ve again used the Heart Happiness Stamp.. and Gold embossed the outside along with the words… This stamp set coordinates with a new set of framelits.. so you don’t need to fussy cut like I have! Again the  Painted with Love Speciality DSP is the star of this layout! The Gold Foil adds that touch that just adds more dimension without the bulk or time…

Hearts just pair nicely with this paper…. I stamped and embossed with Gold on Berry Burst cardstock and then cut them out… a very quick card.. perfect for a birthday card!

Thanks again for hoping… Please leave some love and hop on… 

See you tomorrow!

Josie Dean

Blog hop participant list


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!


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


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.


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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