Sunday, January 08, 2017

ESAD 2017 Blog hop Saleabration

The new Occasions and Saleabration catalogues have been live for a few days, now.
I dont have a wish list this year .... I just want it all !!!
So what's your favourite Free Saleabration offering?
If you're even a bit like me you are trying to decide how to get the best value, the best ideas to earn those free saleabration stamping products you've seen everywhere.
Well, this blog hop is here to solve just that problem!
Maybe you've been seeing dragonflies in your dreams and you really want that "Between the lines paper" ?
Or you've seen Hot air balloons everywhere and you are wanting the "Carried away" designer series paper?
But, Where to start?
At this time of year i have a desparate need to scrapbook my accumulated photo collection so i am over the moon happy to have the "Celebrate Every day" Project life cards. 
They are brightly coloured featuring: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Grey and White.
In September we spent a rainy afternoon walking along Bondi Beach, the photos are a bit grey and the water a stealy blue.
What better than some Brightly coloured Project life cards to make the photos pop!
I love the words and patterns and colours in this pack and it has a matching accessory pack.
Which includes a stamp set, paper clips, washi tape, epoxi stickers and silver specialty acetate cards.
Often i have too many photos so by cutting them down, i can stick 3 small pics on one 10x15cm project life card  to tell a story. 
And dont forget Project Life cards make quick and easy cards for all ocassions.
Heres a suggestion of how you can earn a Free Saleabration stamp set - 
To make this card I've used:
2 cards from the Celebrate Every Day project life pack   $28.00
Ombre ribbon and sequins from the
Cupcakes and carousells embellishment kit                    $21.00
Basic black archival ink pad                                            $12.25 
Daffodil Delight, Watermelon and Flirty Flamingo ink pads. $11.50 x 3
= $95.75
And you've earned the FREE "Avant Garden" stamp set from the Saleabration catalogue.
Now its time to click along to the next blog on the Occasions and Saleabration catalogue hop.
There's also a list of all the blogs, so you can find the next one, if you happen to get distracted by all the creative ideas along the way. Hop on over to Cathy Pinchbeck's blog:
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10. Josie Dean - https://josiedeanindependentstampinupdemonstrator.wordpress…
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14. Cheryl O'Bree -…/esad-2017-occasions-catalog…
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17. Megan Lenske -…/esad-2017-occasion…
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Sunday, January 01, 2017

How can you earn a free pack of Designer series paper?

Its that time of year when Stampin up have a Saleabration. For every $90 you spend on any product you will earn a free stamp set, double role of ribbons or a pack of Designer Series paper. 
Just one of the products on offer is the "Between the lines" white and black printed paper.
They are fabulous to colour in with pencil, ink, sponging, brayering, splattering...
The first card I made is really simple. 
Using the water colour pencils (new in the Ocassions Catalogue) I just coloured in the dragonfly image using all the brightest rainbow colours: daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point.
Stamped the dotty image from the "Dragon fly Dreams" set top and bottom of the page and adhered it to the base of Bermuda Bay card.
Stamp the sentiment from "Dragonfly Dreams" - Enjoy Your Special Day - on a flag of white cardstock and adhere with dimensionals.
Just saying i have never been a fan of colouring-in as such, but what i do love is a little water colouring.
And this set of watercolour pencils makes it too easy. A bit of light pencil colouring (within the lines)... To make it more interesting you can blend the yellow and orange pencil strokes on the paper.
Then lightly brush the colour with water, Ive used an aqua painter pen, which instantly blends the pencil lines into watercolouring!
What i love about the photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them to gently swirl the words to suggest movement. I am not much of an artist but i feel like one when I'm using all these pretty colours and watching how the water mixes two colours together as you paint. It's pretty amazing how it comes out.
Or just sponge brayer colour all over and DON'T colour within the lines.
So how do you get to earn this pack of black and white designs?
In order to make these three cards you will need:
Dragon fly dreams stampset $36.50
Watercolour Pencils.             $27.75
Basic Black archival ink         $12.25
Bright cardstock 20 sheets.   $14.00
                                           =   $90.50
12 sheets of "Inside The lines" Designer series paper = FREE
The stampin up "Ocassions" catalogue goes live today 4 January 2017
Do you Need a copy of the new Ocassions catalogue AND the Saleabration caty too?
Send a text to Nerida 0468 877125 or follow the link to