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!

20. Juan Ambida<


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Day 4,5 & 6 December Daily

I’m still going!! Up to date! Not a lot happening around our place as we try and just relax over the holidays because hot days a busy days increase Seizures!

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! 
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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!