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Scrap creation

I love to create but lately I just haven’t had the mojo or I’ve had it at completely the wrong time, you know like when we’ve got some place to be or it’s late at night and I’m about to go to bed and I have to get up early. There is also the fact that it has been Christmas and New Year’s and my birthday and our wedding anniversary and the return of work and, and, and.

I’ve started my Friday night crafty gathering again in the hope that having a designated crafty time will make me do something even if it is just sorting out photos while I chat to my friends so if you’re local and free on a Friday night come along.

This is the last layout I created. Last year some time. It was meant to be part of a blog hop but I got sick and couldn’t finish my post. It was after that when I fell off the creative wagon. Here’s hoping I get back on it.

I used to create a lot of layouts using patterned paper backgrounds and I hadn’t done so in a long time. I was inspired by Shimelle who mainly creates with patterned paper backgrounds and I’ve followed her for years and loved all her work for a long, long time. Check her out and register for one of her online classes if you can. They are amazing.

These bright papers are available only during Sale-a-bration and are a free set of papers. For every  $90 you spend on product you recieve a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Pretty cool right.

If I was a bit organised in my craft room I would have my sewing machine set up and I’d add a bit of stitching around the edge instead of the pen but I do love the way the pen outlines look.

This stampset is called Lift Me Up  and I love the versatility of this set and the coordinating dies, Up & Away. They are even bundled for 10% off. Pretty good.

I was also challenged by my husband to not create a round the border journaled layout as I am so fond of doing.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my page. Stay tuned for more of my travel album.

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ESAD last chance Sale-a-bration blog hop

Welcome from Nicole Wilson’s blog. Be ready to be inspired again.

It comes to that time of year again where sale-a-bration is drawing to a close. We have had amazing products again this year and I will be sad to see them go but you still have one week to get your hands on some of these freebies.

Tonight I’m sharing 3 cards made using 3 different Sale-a-bration sets. Yes, that’s right I’m doing cards for a change.

 

I just love Flowering Fields. It is so versatile. I also love this design of card. It is one of my go to designs. It is simple but it always works.

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What I love has been a best seller for me. Now I’m not a fan of Wisteria Wonder but doesn’t it just look gorgeous here? This card design I CASed from an old Stampin’ Up! catalogue so make sure you keep your old catalogues for card inspiration when you’re stuck for a class idea.

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The idea for this card came from Sara, now Stampin’ Up!s new CEO. She shared this idea a while back and I loved it. This is called Honeycomb Happiness. Get fussy cutting ladies and enjoy the DSP designs on your cards as well as the act of fussy cutting.  It is therapeutic if you are in the mood. I also made a very similar card using the ice cream in this set which was sent to a beautiful friend of mine.

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Head on over to the amazing Kelly Kent to continue the hop. The list of all participants is below if you get lost and need to find your way through.

“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.”

 

1. Emily Campbell

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Monique Fielder

4. Kathryn Ruddick 

5. Nicole Wilson

6. ME Here

7. Kelly Kent

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Pauline Bennetts

10. Narelle Fasulo

11. Jackie Noble

12. Carly Middleton

13. Barbara Williams

ESAD Occasions & SAB Blog hop

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It is with great pleasure I welcome you to my blog from Pauline’s blog. I’m sure you’ve been as inspired as I have been so far.

I have fallen in love with so much of this catalogue and the sale-a-bration  items. You can get free scrapbooking papers with a qualifying order!!! How good is that? Of course I had to create some scrapbooking pages with the supplies I ordered.

My first layout uses the sale-a-bration freebie Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper. I used a sketch I found in my stash as inspiration to complete this layout.

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I was really unsure of the journaling because it is so large but I love strip journaling and I love the typewriter. I can’t seem to just write a little bit. I decided the best idea was to just do it and stop over analysing everything. No one will care in 5 years time that it looks a bit funny and it’s not neat, they will just appreciate the fact that I wrote the story down.

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The beautiful detail in the middle using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies was actually created by accident. I was creating a card for my technique class and these were off-cuts from a card I made. They just happened to fall on the layout and I thought they looked pretty amazing so I stuck them down. Wasn’t where I thought the layout was going but it is a good use of left-overs don’t you think?

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The second layout, 1st Birthday, I created for my weekly kids’ class. As you can imagine none of their pages turned out like mine but they all followed a similar theme and the design principles I used.

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I love that I can create my own personalised background papers using stamps. The kids loved it too. They thought it was fabulous they could stamp their birth month on their page and really make the page about them.

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The journaling for this page is going in the blank yellow spot. It is a really mushy piece about the last of my 5 babies turning one and how sad that is as there will be no more babies any more but how exciting it is for us to be entering a new phase of our lives.

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Don’t you just love these balloons created with the Balloon Builders stampset? I hand cut the heart shaped balloons but the balloons out of the patterned paper are punched using the Balloon Bouquet Punch which also has a co-ordinating stampset. I can’t tell you how much I love these 3 items. I love balloons for all kinds of things. Balloons always seem so happy to me.

 

 

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Please head on over to  Courtenay Heuston’s blog now.

Below is a list of everyone in the hop in case you get lost.

 

 

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Richelle Fletcher

Monique Fielder

Rachael Lewsley

Paula Reid

Pauline Bennetts

Amity Knight That’s me!!!

Courtenay Heuston

Chloe Evans

Carly Middleton

Kelly Kent

Sally Williams

Barbara Williams

Andrea Buckland

Narelle Fasulo

Libby Dyson

Lou Kitzelman

Nicole Wilson

Mel Pagano

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

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.

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.