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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Celebrate Today Confetti Celebration Card CTC#18

I have an awful lot of birthday cards to catch up on & I just saw that CASE-ing the Catty have a birthday theme challenge this week.  Perfect timing!

I have chosen to case the Occasions Catalogue page 10 (very loosely, mind you) by using my new Celebrate Today bundle.  I went with the Confetti Celebration DSP as it matches this stamp set perfectly & is lovely & bright & fun!



Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA



YAY thanks everyone for your votes :) 



Sunday, 15 February 2015

ESAD Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2015 Catalogue Blog Hop



Welcome to the ESAD Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop for 2105. This is my first time doing a blog hop with ESAD & I am really enjoying all the wonderful projects these talented ladies are sharing with us.  As part of this Blog Hop all of our blogs are linked together, so that no matter where you start, as long as you keep clicking on the link for the next blog, you'll eventually work yourself all the way around, and back to where you started.  Hopefully you'll be inspired by all the amazing projects that you see, and perhaps leave a comment on each of the blogs, so we know you were there, and how you liked the projects.

For this Hop, we chose to showcase lots of NEW products from the 2015 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogues.   If you were following the links, you arrived here via Sally Williams.  Isn't she amazing?!  I love Sally's work, and her gorgeous creations.

My project today is a little notepad folio with 3 cards inside. Perfect for a gift for a friend or even a hostess. I am planning on giving mine to my mum on Mother's day & will be running this as a class in late April for those in my area. 

I have chosen to showcase two great products from the Occasions Catalogue.  Painted Petals stamp set & the gorgeous Something Borrowed DSP. 

Here is the cover of the set, I used Early Espresso as a contrast colour to keep the whole look neutral.  The best part is this uses an A4 sheet of card stock.  The dimensions differ depending on the size of your notepad, but it is really easy to make.




Here is the inside:

It holds 3 cards & envelopes easily & could be used to keep receipts or documents as well.  
I made 3 matching cards to keep with the theme, using the Painted Petals stamp set.  The flowers in this set are so soft & pretty. 




Here is the whole set together. 




SO you ask…...
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.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today & that you continue on your journey through the blog hop. Next you'll be heading over to see the talents of Nerida Carter – I know you'll love her projects.  I hope you'll come back and join us again next time….until then, Happy Stamping!

Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:
1. Libby Dyson - http://www.libbystampz.com
4. Leonie Schroder - http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
7. Helen Williams - http://craftyhelen.blogspot.com
11. Keryn Campbell - http://kerynscards.com
12. Clare Mcilhatton - http://www.crafty-cow.com
14. Kathryn Ruddick - http://www.katlodesigns.com
16. Tricia Raineri - http://www.thespeckledsparrow.blogspot.com.au <----YOU ARE HERE
17. Nerida Carter - http://www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com
19. Rachael Lewsley - http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au 
20. Amity Knight - http://www.stampinamity.com.au
22. Norelle Targato - http://rellspaperink.wordpress.com

Thanks For Looking,
TRICIA