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 -
4. Leonie Schroder -
7. Helen Williams -
11. Keryn Campbell -
12. Clare Mcilhatton -
14. Kathryn Ruddick -
16. Tricia Raineri - <----YOU ARE HERE
17. Nerida Carter -
19. Rachael Lewsley - 
20. Amity Knight -
22. Norelle Targato -

Thanks For Looking,


  1. Beautiful projects Tricia! I love that paper too, it's great for a vintage look :)

  2. notepads are fab-love that paper

  3. What a stunning set. Amazing work.

  4. Wow love what you have created Tricia and how you have showcased the products. Thanks for sharing your talents and for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop

  5. What a great set! This would make such a lovely gift.

  6. Love the bundle of projects you've made. Very classy colours.

  7. very nice...Love the neutrals, looks fabulous

  8. Gorgeous! But of course I love that paper!!

  9. beautiful projects Tricia - well done

  10. I love your stationary set Tricia. And they way you've used Painted Petals. I've only ever seen it in floral tones, so the neutrals is a wonderful change of direction. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Wow love your Notepad Folio Tricia it's fabulous, thanks for sharing :)

  12. Stunning set anyone would love to receive that.
    Thanks for sharing Tricia

  13. This is so gorgeous Tricia and wold make a lovely gift for someone. Thanks for sharing your beautiful folder and cards.

  14. Beautiful projects, Tricia. Painted Petals looks great with your neutral colour scheme. Thanks for sharing them on the hop. Inky wishes, Di

  15. You know I think this project is Amazingly amazing, as are you - very creative and totally gorgeous Tricia!

  16. Oh my goodness! That's fabulous! I love the colour combination and the entire project - very, very clever! :)