ESAD blog hop

ESAD bloghop sale-a-bration

Today is my birthday so the perfect day to celebrate some fun and versatile stamp sets from the ocassion and sale-a-bration catalogues.

We have some really amazing products in this year’s sale-a-bration catalogue. I’ve created these 2 cards using the same sketch. One card using the occasions catalogue products and another using the sale-a-bration set

We have some fabulous bloggers in the ESAD group. Thanks for your great post Nicole.

This card was created for my daughter, Lisa, who turned 7 on New Year’s Eve. We tell her she is lucky that she gets fireworks on her birthday every year. This year we gave her the first Harry Potter book because she has seen her 3 sisters read them, role play about the books and be slightly obsessed about them. So in keeping with the theme of her birthday I created a card using the ….. set which is perfect for the Harry Potter theme.

One of my daughter’s has a friend whose birthday it is today as well so Jasmine also received a card from me because we a birthday buddies.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep hopping and if you get lost don’t forget to follow the list below.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight (me)
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton
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ESAD Blends bloghop

I’ve always been a massive fan of alcohol markers. One of the benefits of our markers is the are colour matches with their blending buddy. It’s takes the guess work away and you don’t have to decide which colours you’re going to buy to go with which.

Welcome from Monique‘s blog. Thanks for your fabulous work Monique.

I have created some cards for this bloghop and I used my recent technique class as inspiration for these cards. Remember to use the cards you love as inspiration for new cards.

These pens blend really well. The key is more ink rather than less. Here is my reflection card inspiration.

My next blends card.

Many years ago I created a similar card for a stamp-a-stack but I love the detail the pens offer. I’ve included it below so you can see how effective both versions are. I am pressed for time constantly but using a design you know works is very helpful in cutting down time wasting.

Hints for using blends:

Make sure you go back over your image with the lighter colour to ensure everything is blended well. Use a circular motion so the colours all blend well together.

Use smaller amounts of the dark colour. You can always add more.

Flick with your brush end.

Use the small end for detailed, smaller areas.

Next you off to Maree. Enjoy her delightful creations and if you get lost please use the links below to make sure you get around to everyone.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Rachael Lewsley
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Nerida Carter
  6. Jessie Holton
  7. Kristel Rimmer
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Amity Knight
  11. Maree McIntosh
  12. Leonie Schroder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Kelly Kent
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Fi Cobbin

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

ESAD Blog hop- sale-a-bration

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Welcome. You will have arrived here from Chloe’s blog. I’m sharing a scrapbooking page with you today. I have taken the Heartfelt Banner Kit (pictured above) and used it to create a scrapbooking page.

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I love the texture of the linen banner. The calypso coral stamped really well on the linen banner. I was very impressed. I used images from another Sale-a-bration freebie set call Petal Parade. This one comes with 5 stamps. It’s beautiful.

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I’m a sucker for an arrow. I love them for scrapbooking. This arrow images is another one from Petal Parade. You can barely see in this image the embossed linen on the banner. I used the freebie embossing folder from Sale-a-bration for this too. I love embossing folders.

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The banner kit is so great. It even comes with the twine to hang your banner and a needle! I like the detail of the swirled twine. Just add a little bit of glue to your fingers and then make the twine into a loop and will stay adhered. Tombow is amazing glue. It is so strong. It’s my glue of choice.

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The banner kit even comes with these cute little clothes pegs. How adorable are they?

What is Sale-a-bration? Sale-a-bration runs from the 28th January to 31st March 2014 and it is a great way to earn free products. Every $90 you spend you receive a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. There are so many items; embossing folders, punches, stamps, card kits, the Heartfelt Banner Kit I used in this project, digital files from My Digital Studio (MDS).

It is also  a wonderful time to host a party because qualifying hosts get an extra $50 to spend. It is fabulous. If you would like any information on hosting a workshop/party please contact me and we can arrange a date.

What is ESAD?

ESAD

stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an

on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up!

demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and

wonderful 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 and I’ll contact you with

information on how to join our wonderful group.

 

Your next stop is Alisha. If you get lost there is a link below for all of the blog posts in the hop.

 

1.  Narelle Hoggard

www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

2.  Kathryn Ruddick

www.katlodesigns.com

3.  Nikki Sadler

http://www.nikkisadler.com

4.  Emily Campbell

www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.co.nz


5.  Keryn Campbell

www.kerynscards.com

6.  Leonie Schroder

www.stamp-a-latte.com

7.  Chloe Evans

www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com

8.  Amity Knight

www.stampinamity.com.au

9.  Alisha Watson

www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

10.  Ann Gerlach

www.discoversu.com

11.  Delys Cram

www.delysc.wordpress.com

12.  Monique Fielder

www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com

13. Andrea Buckland

www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

14.  Paula Reid

www.yellowbearnz.blogspot.com

15.  Pauline Bennetts

www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

16.  Dianne Dunk

www.stampartbydi.typepad.com

17.  Tamsin Adams

www.tamsinadams.blogspot.com

18.  Corina Beyer

www.beyondinkstamper.com

19.  Richelle Fletcher
www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com
20.  Mel Sharp
www.astampaddiction.com

21.  Christie Kunkel
www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com
22.  Nerida Carter
www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com
23.  Gail Kirby
www.stampwithgail.blogspot.com
24.  Michelle Grech
www.stampmeshell.wordpress.com
25.  Sally Williams
www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.com

New Catalogue excitement

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I am just in love with the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. Have you seen it yet? If you would like a copy let me know and I can get one to you.

As part of the ESAD blog hop I’m featuring a scrapbooking layout some of you may have seen at the Stampin’ Up! stall at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo. You will have arrived here from Narelle‘s blog and it has been a fun and inspiring blog hop so far.
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I have used the wonderful new washi tape from the this and that collection, the awesome date roller stamp, Gorgeous Grunge (which at first I was a bit unsure about and now I just love and have used it on a lot of projects), Hello, Lovely (how cute and versatile is that arrow?) and of course my favourite scrapbooking cardstock, Whisper White. All of these are available from my online store. If you haven’t tried washi tape before I suggest you give it a go.

This was such a quick and easy layout to put together. It was also such a cheap layout and who doesn’t love that? These stamps are so versatile. If you attend my catalogue launch you’ll get to play with them and see for yourself.
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This is just a lot of random layers of stamps. I used two colours of ink. Basic grey and tangerine tango. I also journaled using the basic grey Stampin write marker. So easy.

The next stop in the blog hop is Angie. She’s the last in this wonderful and inspiring hop. I’m sure you’ve had a lot of fun and now you can’t wait to get your hands on the new catalogue.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful 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 message me so I can add you to join our wonderful group.

1. Michelle Grech

2. Juliette Chapman

3. Michelle Halling

4. Keryn Campbell

5. Kylie Clemmence

6. Sharlene Meyer

7. Anne Wills

8. Gail Kirby

9. Rochelle Blok

10. Andrea Buckland

11. Delys Cram

12. Chloe Evans

13. Monique Fielder

14. Christie Kunkel

15. Jenny Humphreys

16. Tayna Bell

17. Marsha Hulland

18. Richelle Fletcher

19. Libby Dyson

20. Anna Mathieson

21. Corina Beyer

22. Emily Campbell

23. Narelle Hoggard

24. Me (you’re here)

25. Angie Jones

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