ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration blog hop


Welcome to our First ESAD Blog Hop for 2017!!!! It has been a lovely challenge to start off the year! I hope I can make you as excited about the new Catalogue as much as I am!! I have been lucky to have seen, tried and Stashed supplies from this Catalogue since November!! I had some of my team come look at the products also! That’s the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator… being able to see the new stuff before everyone else!! There has been so much inspiration already Pinned on Pinterest and I have been busy pinning it all!

With the Occasions Catalogue Stampin’ Up! have an added bonus! Each year they also have Sale-A-Bration with the Catalogue and it runs from January to March. With every A$90 you spend you will get to pick something amazing from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue! Also if you Join my team in this time you will not only receive $235 worth of products of your choice for $169 but.. you will receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice valued up to $179!! (conditions apply)

Hosting in January-March also have BONUSES!! When your sales of your party hit $400 or more… you will receive a Bonus $40 to spend! That’s only 4 friends spending $100… how easy is that! I can arrange an in house party, or a class, or even an online FB party!!

NOW… for some exciting stuff!!

Here is my take on how you can earn a Sale-A-Bration product..

  1. #143191 Clear Mount Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set A$35.00
  2. #142744 Cupcake & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) A$17.50
  3. #141709 Watercolor Pencils A$27.75
  4. #102845 Blender Pens A$17.00

= A$97.25 plus Shipping 5% A$4.86= A$102.11

Here is my first Project. yes I have added some stuff from my supplies…

Whisper White Cardstock and Solid Baker’s Twine, Early Espresso Cardstock and Ink pad, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, envelope punch board, Sponge Daubers, Decorative label punch, Banner Triple Punch, scalloped tag Topper, and Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp and some Snail, Dimensionals . I also used an app called PicsArt for my photo on the layout!



Next I have made a couple of cards using the same products listed above… I have chosen to not add a
greeting. I can either add something later or just leave it blank for all occasions!
Here I have used the Water colour pencils.. Yes my Early espresso ink did run a little, but I think
it adds some shading to it.. (Creative Licence lol) It is best to use our Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad or StazOn Ink (if I could find my ink that has gone for a trip somewhere). Ive used the Stamping Sponge to sponge the sides of the Amazing Cupcake and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack.. I seriously LOVE this paper.. and wish it was in a 12×12 pack! But as you can see above it hasn’t stopped me from using it on a scrapbook layout!


Here I have used the Mediterranean Moments stamp to stamp on my Early Espresso cardstock. I also did this in my above Scrapbook page… its a great stamp to use as a background stamp… with my scrapbook layout I sponged it as well so it looked a little vintage…. or shabby….. Inking the edges add depth to your project and is cheap to do without adding dimensionals.. even though in this card I did pop the tag up with them…  watermarked82017-01-02-0951watermarked92017-01-02-0951

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 Cheryl Algie‘s page next…


10. Josie Dean <— You are here!

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Product List

How cute are these gift card certificates 

So I’ve used up some retired cardstock to make these gorgeous gift certificates holders! 

Just by using the Envelope punch board it helps give you the pocket effect so you can easily slid out the gift certificate! It’s a basic design that you can adapt to any size! 
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