ESAD Blog Hop | Occasions & SAB

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Hello Sunday!  We’re about half way through the school holidays here and loving life!  How is your January going?

Today you’re joining us for the ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop.

ESAD is a Facebook group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand.  We share ideas, support each other and a couple of times a year some of the group unite for a blog hop.  You can see all the info about ESAD at the end of this post.


Each of the 23 participants on this hop will be sharing with you some of what they’ve been making with products they’ve bought from the new Occasions catalogue.

This month, thanks to her new catalogue purchases, Anne from my Paper Addventures team promoted to Bronze Elite!  Since joining, Anne has found a delightful balance of adding to her stash and sharing what she loves with others.

Anne’s achievements meant an opportunity for me to get creative with one of my new stamp sets that I knew was going to be amazing for team gifts & recognition as soon as I saw it!

It’s called Yay You and is full of encouraging and uplifting sayings!

This stamp set is hiding away in the host section of the Occasions catalogue – page 54.  Exclusive host stamp sets are only available to purchase using Stampin’ Rewards.  You can earn these on any order over $250 (your own order or combined totals at a workshop).

There’s a great special running during Sale-A-Bration where orders of $400 or more receive an extra $40 of rewards.  It’s a fantastic time to get your family & friends together for a craft session hosted by me and take advantage of all those rewards to be earned.

Enough chat… let me show you what I made for Anne….

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

I combined the Yay You stamp set with the pretty Painted with Love DSP.

Although part of the “Valentine’s” offering in the Occasions catalogue, those shades of pink & gold are perfect for any occasion.

I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Berry Burst & Rich Razzleberry – left to right across the banner.  And then the fun triangle string in Fresh Fig.

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

The DSP has beautiful gold elements, but this was a celebration of Anne’s {BRONZE} achievement so I mixed the metallics and added copper trim & copper embossing to the card.

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

I also created a cute little gift bag for Anne’s gift.  Which was some Stampin’ Up! product and a personalised ruler for her emerging business identity.Personalised Ruler | kelly kent

The bag, made using two ‘fronts’ from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, has the same elements as the card – because I love a coordinating set!

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

Those banners – so pretty!

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

Anne joined last Sale-A-Bration and hasn’t looked back since!

New Stampin’ Up! family members are always welcome – join the fun!


Thanks for joining me as part of this blog hop.

Next up you’re heading to the gorgeous & talented Kim Oliver.

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If you see anything you like while hopping today, visit the Stampin’ Up! online store to purchase your favourite products.  We have our own Australian warehouse, so items are shipped directly to you at low shipping costs starting at from $5.95.

Shopping in pyjamas is encouraged – as that is truly the most creative outfit on this planet!

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kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

All that is pretty is pink….

If you get lost anywhere along the way (we try hard, but broken links sometimes happen), the full list is here…

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  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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Stylish Silver Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate again for our Stampin’ Up! team – Paper Adventures!

Joanne has worked extremely hard at her business over the past 6 months and earned herself a promotion to Silver!!!

{CONGRATULATIONS JOANNE!}


I try to recognise and reward my team as much as possible – it’s the fun part of being in a team!

My colour combination was silver (of course) and one of my favourite colours – Sweet Sugarplum with a ‘celebrate you’ theme.

So pretty!!!

A special occasion calls for special effort – so I embellished the inside too!

And of course, a gift with the same theme…


If you think being a part of a Stampin’ Up! team would be fun for you, then we’ve always got our arms open for more Australians! (Sorry everyone else, Stampin’ Up! have strict rules on borders).

Joining our Paper Adventures team is easy & a fabulous deal – especially at the moment!

Joining Stampin’ Up! is just $169.

Until the end of March 2017, this cost gets you a full customisable (ie, you choose everything that goes into it) kit with $235 of products in it, a business supply kit (in case you want this – if you don’t, I’ll have it!) AND {TWO} extra stamp sets (of any value!).

Did I mention free postage on all of that?

*** After 31st March 2017, the starter kit will still be available but the 2 extra stamp sets won’t be included.


Once you’ve joined, the journey is up to you.  You can buy, sell and join in the fun for as long as it suits you & your quarterly minimums are $455 (or more).  Once it stops being fun, you simply stop being an active demonstrator.

If you want more info, please email me.

If you’re excited to join – follow this link to join the fun!

An example of a great value starter kit…

This is just an idea – you can put whatever you like in your kit to the value of $235 & 2 extra stamp sets!

It’s so exciting!!!  If you’re not sure about joining, my advice is to just do it!  And then take it from there!

I’d love to be writing more of these posts and celebrating more amazing people!!!


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