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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

Monday Memories- Sale-a-bration scrapbooking layout

What is sale-a-bration? Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!’s annual giveaway. For every $90 you spend you get to pick a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. There are stamps, specialty papers, Designer Series Papers and even blendabilities to earn for free this year! I’m just blown away.

Every year I think sale-a-bration is better than the year before. This year is no exception. Just wait until you see what you can earn for free.

You will love the simplicity of this page I’m sharing today. You will love that it was complete using sale-a-bration DSP and one of the stamp sets.

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This DSP is called Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper #138633 and is available for free when you spend $90 as is the stamp set featured in this layout is call Best Day Ever and is available in 3 different stamp types. Wood #139091                Clear #139094 Photopolymer #139149

There is even a button and ribbon set for free which co-ordinates perfectly with this DSP set. I CASed this layout directly from the catalogue. To me it is prefect so I didn’t see any need to change it up too much.

I absolutely love the Best. Day. Ever. stamp set. I will be using it so much in my scrapbooking and in my project life. It’s awesome.

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And of course I have to show you my journaling.

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If you would like to place an order during the month of January please use the hostess code NC9TAQRD if you are ordering online from my online store. If you use this code you will go in the running to win my monthly prize. You can also phone, email or text an order through to me. Contact me if you would like a copy of the occasions catalogue or the sale-a-bration I’m more than happy to send you one.

Sale-a-bration is a great time to book a workshop because you’ll find most of your guests will want to spend $90 to get a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue so you as the hostess end up getting lots more hostess rewards to spend on items you want.

If you would like any information about hosting a workshop or ordering during sale-a-bration please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Jessica’s sports day- a scrapbooking page

For me the most important thing about scrapbooking is the journaling. I want my kids to know their story and the story of our lives. I don’t really enjoy looking at scrapbooking pages without journaling. Maybe it is the voyeur in me that likes to read other people’s story? I don’t know but I know reading their story helps me to connect with them a little.

This is a journal heavy layout. It is a layout I love and as most of you know I’m not really a fan of my handwriting but I am a fan of our stories.

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Of course you’re going to need some close ups.

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See what I mean about journaling. Messy writing but I’ve told her story. I left out her teacher’s name because I don’t have her permission to publish it.

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Such a simple layout but gosh I’m happy with it. I’m also so proud of my darling Jessica and her commitment to having a go and having fun.

The products can be found at my online store or by contacting me to make a purchase. If ordering in January make sure you use the hostess code NC9TAQRD so you can go in the draw for my monthly prize.

Don’t forget sale-a-bration starts on the 6th of January. Every $90 you spend enables you to choose a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Items range from stamp sets to patterned paper to blendabilities. To find out more please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Seasonal Snapshot Project Life kit by Stampin’ Up!

This video shows the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life kit. It is amazing. Have a look at the video. I’ll show you a few pages I’ve created soon.

I was really impressed with this kit. The catalogue doesn’t do it justice.

If you would like to know more about my Project Life get together let me know.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Amity

Merry and Bright Extra Special Christmas supplement

I don’t know about you but I’m addicted to Christmas craft supplies. Stampin’ Up! seems to agree with me and have bought out an additional mini catalogue.

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These products will be available from the 20th October until the 31st of December unless sold out sooner. Get in quick. Contact me for more information or order at my online store.

I can’t wait to show you what I’ve created.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Amity

Simple vellum card

My vellum card class was a huge success. Most participants had not used vellum before and enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about vellum.

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This is a very simple but stunning card we made during the class. If you live in Brisbane and would like to know more about my classes please contact me. You can also attend the card and scrapbooking classes by mail.

There were only 3 layers on the card. The base Whisper White cut at 14.8 x 10.5 cm, folded and scored down the middle. The Daffodil Delight measures 14.3 x 10cm. The vellum is 13.8 x 9.5cm. The vellum was run through the Bigshot using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. To adhere the vellum to the Daffodil Delight cardstock I used double sided tape but the tape was covered with the co-ordinating Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon.

One thing with vellum is because it is see through you have to be careful where you place your tape or glue. This card was easy to hide the tape. I just used the ribbon.

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This is just a stepped up version. Of course this card is stunning by itself. It didn’t really need any thing else added to it. A friend asked me to make a card for her and I used the elegant design and just added the birthday details. 

Why don’t you try vellum on your next card and show me what you’ve done?

Happy crafting.