ESAD Blog Hop – SAB 2017 Last Chance

ESAD Blog Hop SAB Last Chance 2017

It’s another full week of blog hops & design team projects – woo hoo!

I’m excited to start with the ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2017 Blog Hop.

ESAD Information

Prepared to be amazed as the demonstrators on this hop show you great ideas on how to get the most out of your Sale-A-Bration products.

Or, tempted to buy a bit more of your wishlist, just so you can earn another choice!

There’s 13 available – 10 in the first release and 3 in the second release.


I love so many of the products, but I’ve definitely been dazzled by the 6×6″ assorted glimmer paper.

Images © Stampin' Up!

How could I not? It’s in my favourite colours!!!

Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron & Sweet Sugarplum!

You get 4 sheets of each colour- and although glimmer is traditionally used sparingly, when it’s this good, you’ve got to splash it about!

So I’ve used it to create 3 repetitive shape patterns.

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Succulent flowers for the Mint Macaron

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Bright & bold circles for the Bermuda Bay

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And pretty hearts for the Sweet Sugarplum.

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve used the glimmer colours to stamp matching sentiments for each card and some ribbon to finish it off!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if these colours appeared in the next Stampin’ Up! catalogue?

A girl can always hope!


The next stop on this inspiring hop is Courtenay Heuston.  You’re going to love what she’s created!

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Thanks for joining us.  If you have time to leave a comment, please do!  Some of the participants on this hop are seasoned hoppers.  But for some, this is the first time they’ve participated in a blog hop, or the ESAD blog hops are their big moment!  Give them some love to let you know that you’ve appreciated their projects!

If there are any broken links, check on the list below to continue your journey.

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Blog Hop Participants

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Tanya DeRoy
  4. Leonie Schroder
  5. Nerida Carter
  6. Bec Ross
  7. Andrea Buckland
  8. Nicole Wilson
  9. Kim Oliver
  10. Kelly Kent YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Courtenay Heuston
  12. Rachael Lewsley
  13. Violette De La Croix
  14. Monique Fielder
  15. Libby Dyson
  16. Narelle Fasulo
  17. Cheryl Algie
  18. Maree McIntosh
  19. Barbara Williams


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Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

Just Add Ink Design Team

This challenge is going to be a fun one – I can tell!!!

Why you ask?  Because I had fun making my design team card!

The theme this week for Just Add Ink is ombre – suggested by Rochelle.

Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour to another or going from a light shade to a dark shade.

It’s a lovely way to add texture to a card or project and a great way to get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! colours!

Stampin’ Up! reinvented their brayer for this annual catalogue and rather than the traditional hard rubber brayer, you can now buy beautiful soft spongy brayers that roll like a dream!

They are perfect for an ombre background – like this one in Watermelon Wonder on the loved up anniversary card I made for my parents.

38 years married deserves a pretty card and a whole lot of love!!!

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you spot the trio of ombre?

I’ve used a brayer ombre background, beautiful ombre ribbon from the Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit and picked an ombre colour pallette for my love letters.

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Everything was finished off with a very liberal application of Wink of Stella to make it all sparkle!!!


We’d love to see you join us this week at JAI with your ombre creations.

Upload them to the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the design team posts by visiting the blog.

Thanks for joining me again!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #346 Add Two

Just Add Ink Design Team

Last year as a trial Just Add Ink introduced a new type of challenge – ‘Add Two’ (from a choice of three).

They’ve been popular and I’m not surprised – it’s fun to see where the creativity takes everyone when they have some choice.

This week we are choosing from hearts, flowers & butterflies.

Just Add Ink #346


This challenge was perfect timing for me – my wedding anniversary with Mr Papercraft is next week.

Part of our wedding ceremony included a butterfly release.

Butterflies are a symbol of new beginnings and releasing them during a wedding celebrates the new journey for the bride & groom.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you look carefully just near my flowers you can see one of the butterflies – I think it was Mr P’s fluttering off!

This one stopped for a pause (and photograph) before making it’s way into the world.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


How amazing that Nikki chose such a wonderful trio of elements to add this week.

I’ve chosen butterflies (of course) and hearts to create a card for Mr P that features a reference to our special memories.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And I carried the theme through to the inside of the card with more hearts, butterfly feature & gold touches.

I love the ‘you’re my person’ stamp from the Falling For You stamp set.  Actually – I love that whole stamp set!!!

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Be sure to check out the Just Add Ink blog to see what ‘two’ the other design team members chose.

And share your creation with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink site.

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Colour INKspiration #01 New Challenge Hop

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Welcome to the first official challenge for Colour INKspiraton – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to pre-challenge colour combination – you guys were really ready for this!!!

I think part of the initial success is that anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.

We’ve seen some amazing creations in the past week and the excitement in the group is infectious!  Click here to join the Facebook page and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –

The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Then it’s over to you with a 12 day period for crafters to upload their own creations using 3 or more of the challenge colours.

If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.


Let’s get started!

This is the first delicious set of challenge colours…

Colour INKspiration Challenge #01

So many lovely colours to choose from – you can choose your favourite 3 – or all 6! (3 is the minimum to meet the challenge guidelines).

You can also mix in any Stampin’ Up! neutrals that you need to make your project perfect.


The first 4 colours are my favourite – so pretty and perfect for a baby card I wanted to make.

Colour INKspiration #01. New baby heart card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course, I’m playing with new products again.

The hearts are from the new Love Notes Framelits and the sentiment is from a fabulous new stamp set called Milestone Moments.

How lovely is that font???  I’m going to get a lot of use from this stamp set!

And although not new to the Stampin’ Up! range, I took the chance to buy the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper pack when it was on special during the End of Year Closeout Sale.

Some people might use it for pretty envelopes (and I might too) but my first thought was – ooooo, more DSP options!!!  It’s a lighter weight than usual DSP, but still perfect for card fronts.


Thanks for visiting today.  Next stop is Monique Fielder and her colourful project.

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If you love the challenge colours, please join us on the Facebook page and upload your creation.  Or, just stop by to see what other crafty people make of the colours.

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Mr Papercraft’s Ice Cream Van

It’s a big happy birthday to Mr Papercraft today!!!

He’s a tough customer to make cards for because his hobbies are all very similar.

Over the years, his cards have had very strong diving, fishing & boating themes.


When I saw the ice cream truck stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I knew this was the perfect card for 2017!

Mr P loves food made or sold from a truck!

Every festival & fair we go to, he’s in there buying ice creams and hot dogs and donuts (well, the donuts might be mine!).

{He also loves Lindt chocolate!}

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Tasty Trucks is one of the free product choices during Sale-A-Bration 2017.  Yours to select with any $90 order until 31st March 2017.

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I used the new Love Notes Framelits to create a money pocket at the bottom of the card and tied it all up with the new cotton ribbon.

So when the ice cream truck next cruises by, he’s gone some loose change to buy a birthday ice cream!


I am always so inspired by Judy May – her card inside are as amazing as her card fronts!

Part of my 2017 crafting resolutions is to go the extra mile on the insides of my cards!

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


One of the new products I’m loving from the Occasions Catalogue is the Watercolour Pencils.  They are beautiful on their own and amazing when finished with a blender pen or Aqua Painter.

For this card, I coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and went over the top with my blender pen, smoothing out the colour.

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Colouring isn’t my strong point – and not something I do often, but these pencils are just a dream to use.  They make it so easy to get a good coverage!

A little more practice and I might even be a convert!


The pencils come in a cute little box, but I can see that getting ratty over time – plus it’s a little tricky to see what colours are inside.

So, I’m housing my pencils in a clear case.  They will store perfectly with my Stampin’ Write Markers and I can pop other things into the case like a Blender Pen & pencil sharpener.

Watercolor Pencils - Clear Case Insert. Free Printable. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you think this would be a great way to store your pencils, then download my free printable insert by clicking here (file download via Dropbox).

The correct size for printing is 17.8cm x 14.3cm.

You can find other printable inserts for Stampin’ Write Markers & Ink Refills by searching my storage category.

If you need to purchase clear cases, you can find them in my online store.  They are great for a range of stamping storage!!!


Happy birthday wishes to Mr Papercraft!  I hope you enjoy all the stamps I bought you (hehe just kidding…maybe).

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