birthday

Happy birthday card

There are times when you just need to quickly whip up a card. In these cases simple is best. 

Totally the easiest card with only a base (14.8cm x 10.5cm) of co-coordinating cardstock and a layer of whisper white (13.8cm x 9.5cm).

Quickly stamped using in-colours because I know they co-ordinate.

Of course you have to start with the lightest colour top and bottom with the darker of the top in the middle.  

Add a few diamontes and you have a stunning but effective card in a few minutes.

Retirement list Blog Hop

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A group of amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and members of ESAD decided to showcase a heap of retiring product for you. Want to see what we love?

I created this album for my mother-in-law for her 70th birthday. It was so easy to do with the Project Life products we sell. Don’t worry. Project Life isn’t leaving our range we are just retiring all but one kit and bringing in a heap of new kits. That’s awesome right? Currently the Project Life kits are half price. That’s even better.

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A video showing the whole album will be uploaded to YouTube and posted here tomorrow so make sure you pop back and check it out.

So easy. Just add a few stamped images in co-ordinating colours and you’re done.

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I had guests, including my children, write on a card to include in the album. It was so easy to put together because they, the guests, had done most of the hard work for me. All I had to do was trim the photos and pop them in. Embellishments were optional.

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I left a few blank journaling cards so my mother-in-law could include some of her own journaling of the day. One of my favourite stamps to be retiring is this camera stamp. I use it all the time in my scrapbooking and in my project life. It’s called Snapshot and I just love it.

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This stampset Sketched Birthday is another favourite of mine for both scrapbooking and card making. It just looks so good when you fussy cut the little balloons out.

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This butterfly is from Butterflies thinlits and is just the baking paper I used to make it easier to pop out the cardstock from the die. this is a beautiful die and I’m so glad it will be in the new catalogue.

Tomorrow I will be uploading my Youtube video of this album so make sure you check back in.

Thanks for stopping by. Next you’ll be visiting Narelle. If you get lost please see the bottom of my post for a full list of blog hop participants.

 

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BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

1. Kelly Kentmypapercraftjourney.com

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

2. Rachael Lewsleyhttp://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/
Alphabet Press TIEF, Label Love, Playground PL card kit, Calypso Coral & Crushed Curry embossing powders, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon.

3. Keryn Campbellhttp://kerynscards.com/

4. Rebecca O’Gormanhttp://heartandcraft.com.au/

Designer Rosette XL Bigz die and Blue Ribbon stamp set

5. Nicole Wilsonhttp://nicolejuliewilson.blogspot.com

6. Leonie Schroderhttp://www.stamp-a-latte.com/

Park Lane DSP and Bloom with Hope (hostess set)

7. Donna Chapmanhttp://donnalee-stampin-up.blogspot.com.au/

8. Cherie Davies – Blog: http://cheriedavies.blogspot.com.au/

9. Amity Knight – https://stampinamity.com.au/ You are here.

10. Narelle Fasulohttp://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

ESAD bloghop- project life

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Welcome to the ESAD blog hop. We have amazingly talented demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand. Make sure you leave some love as you hop around. Rachael sent you this way. Isn’t she amazing?

As most of you know I’m obsessed with Project Life. That’s why when they were available for free as a sale-a-bration item I just had to get them. Having 5 kids Project Life is the perfect way to easily document their stories. This is part of Hannah’s album. I found a packet of photos which was labelled HGK Feb 2014! Well sorry, poor neglected middle child but at least it is done now thanks to these freebies from sale-a-bration.

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This was a really simple layout. There was quite a bit of story to tell. There wasn’t much need for decoration or embellishment. What was needed was to show the photos and tell the story.

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For me, Project Life and scrapbooking is all about the stories that’s why I’ve included close ups of the stories. I LOVE reading other people’s stories. I love the insight into other’s worlds. Imagine the thrill my grandchildren or my great great nephew will get at seeing my hand writing in years to come.

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This was another really simple layout. Just a bit of stamping to add some detail and some letter stickers from the Love Story Project Life accessory kit.

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Here I stamped with StazOn on the page protector. That’s a bit of fun. I was inspired by my mini album I made and am show casing on my blog tomorrow.

I’ve also added some stamping “good times” down the side of the journaling card just to add a bit of detail. The letter stickers are again from “Love Story” Project Life accessory kit and the stamping “love” is from the occasions catalogue.

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I have mentioned before using Photosheet which is a free program to make photo collages. I frequently use this program when I print of phone photos or I have multiples of the same event but I can’t decide which picture to print. It is a really easy program to use. It is a drag and drop program and very useful for Project Life.

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There aren’t any embellishments of this page except the banner on the top photo. This is what I love about Project Life- the cards are decorated enough that you don’t need to add embellishments if you don’t want to. Just the stories and you don’t even have to write as much as me. If you haven’t tried Project Life I implore you to give it a go. Use this mini kit which is a freebie with your $90 purchase during sale-a-bration. You can’t go wrong.

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You’ll notice the last two pages have had close ups of me. This is because I would have loved to have more photos of my Mum. She was always the one taking photos and was so rarely in the photographs unless my older brother took them.  Make sure you take photos of yourself and include them in your album. Trust me, you’ll look back and think, ‘Wasn’t I young then,’ or ‘Gosh, I was so pretty then.’ Let yourself be part of the memories of your family.

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Here is the Let’s Get Away Project Life kit and accessory kit on my YouTube channel. It’s perfect for all your travel pages.

 

Thank you for reading my stories. I hope I have inspired you to give Project Life a go. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and be sure to leave some comments as you go around. Why not subscribe to the blogs as you visit them. We all love new subscribers.

 

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What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

 Libby Dyson

 Bernice Collins

 Narelle Hoggard

 Leonie Schroder

 Jenny Hayward

 Tamsin Adams

Helen Williams

Pauline Bennetts

Monique Fielder

 Nicole Wilson

Keryn Campbell

 Clare Mcilhatton

Ria Kaire

 Kathryn Ruddick

 Sally Williams

Tricia Raineri

Nerida Carter

Mel Pagano

Rachael Lewsley

Amity Knight

Kelly Kent

Norelle Targato

Boys will be Boys

Ever get stuck for masculine cards? Need a boy card?

Here is a super quick card using the Boys will be boys set.

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Super quick to whip up but quite effective.

If you have any questions regarding this card please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time,

happy crafting.

Technique Tuesday CASing

Today’s Technique is CASing. What is CASing? Copy And Share.

The card I’m sharing today I CASed straight from the sale-a-brations catalogue although I had to change it a little to suit my needs as I did not have  the ColorBox Chalk Ink Pads. These inks were not on my high priority list when I put in my pre-order. (Another great benefit of being a demonstrator is you get to see and use all the products before everyone else even if you’re only a hobby demonstrator so contact me if you’d like to find out more information on becoming a demonstrator.)

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Sale-a-bration starts today!!! It is an amazing time to earn free products from Stampin’ Up! Every $90 you spend will get you a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. There are many, many stampsets to choose from, there is specialty papers, Designer Series Paper and even a heap of different colours of blendabilities.

Don’t you just love this stamp set? You can get it free during sale-a-bration. This set is called Big Day wood 139109 clear 139112.

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If you’d like more information on earning free sale-a-bration items please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sale-a-bration is a great time to book a workshop too. Guests love to spend $90 to get a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Contact me if you’d like to organise a workshop.

Until next time why don’t you try CASing something from the catalogue?

Happy crafting.

Project Life Birthday spread

Last year my little, or should I say younger sister?, turned 21. Such a special time in the life of a young person. I’m so glad she decided to have a quiet celebration with family.

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Very simple. Only a bit of washi tape and a heart punches out. Simple yet effective and the memories are recorded. Yay.

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If you would like any more information on Project Life please don’t hesitate to contact me or place and order or an enquiry at my online store.

Until next time, happy crafting.