Sunday, 6 January 2019

ESAD 2019 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st ESAD Blog Hop of 2019....
So excited to be here, along with 22 other talented Australian and New Zealand Demos.

We are all designing projects with products from the brand new
Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues which went LIVE on Jan 3.
I created a Scrapbooking layout as my project...
The products that I am using are from the Occasions catalogue.
Perfect for my photos that you can see in the sneak peak.
You may have just hopped from Libby's Blog or just starting with me.
Hoping you are enjoying the creations on each of the blogs.

Firstly I cut up 5 double sided All My Love designer series paper into 2" strips.
Using the 1 5/8" Stitched Square Framelit I cut 5 from each piece
Found this graphic on Pinterest of all the sizes.
The link takes you to Sarah Wills blog

Then I printed my photographs and cut into 3 1/2" squares
Laid them out on my Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock...
I angled them on the page then I stuck them down with tear and tape
Aren't they cuties...

Next I laid down some of my stitched square frames until I was happy.
Me being me I had to rule lines and make sure it was STRAIGHT...
If you close one eye it will look straight LOL

I mounted the one with
LOTS of hearts DSP Stitched Square Framelits Dies
with Stampin' Up Dimensionals to make it POP!!!
Then I used Meant To Be CLING Stamp Set to add random hearts
between the All My Love DSP Stitched Squares.
Using Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo Ink Pads

Then I used Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies to cut out the heart with small floral image.
The heart wit the floral image was stamped in Crumb Cake that has been stamped off.
I  then coloured with Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam Ink
with a Aqua Painter, gives it a soft watercolour look.

This is how I layered my hearts together, as 1st heart is cut with the filigree look
and the 2nd and 3rd hearts are cut at the same time, stitching and cutting.
I cut a Lovely Lipstick layer as well as the Whisper White layer

I always like to add some colour to the edge of my cardstock,
Daubers are too big for some small sentiments.
So you have probably seen me show you my tip before.
I use a cotton tip with a small amount of ink on it and run this around the edge
to give it a bit of dimension against the background.

I think I should show you now, OK I am ready to share the finished layout.
(even though you probably scrolled past my ramblings)

I will be giving this layout away as a gift to the parents of these two girls.
Do you think the black frame is too BOLD for this layout. Should it be a white frame?

Up next is Rose Packer from Creative Roses here in Australia.
I am sure that she will have a beautiful creation.
If some how the NEXT link below doesn't work you can always yse the list below
to follow along the hop and see all the AMAZING projects.
Thank you for Hopping along with me.
Blog Hop Participant List:

22. Cathy Pinchbeck

 Please leave me some LOVE in the comments box below,
as please do the same for the other Blog Hop participants.
Cheers Shaz

If you buy the bundle you will also be able to pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
For every $90 purchase you receive a Free product.

This Suite can be purchased separately or in a Bundle SAVING you 10%
Meant To Be CLING Stamp Set $41
Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies $62
Bundle Price is $92.50

I will put up a full list of products used in this layout with their product numbers later.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Sharon. Loving your layout & the black frame really makes it pop. No, didn't scroll over your "ramblings" haha. TFS

  2. Sharon I adore your scrapbook/memory keeping pages!! You always nail them & this one is just as stunning as the rest xo

  3. Just a wonderful layout. Great memories. Thanks for the inspiration

  4. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift Sharon, I love the colours and design, Gorgeous keepsake. x

  5. This is such a pretty framed layout - the black frame does a good job of finishing it off too x

  6. There is so much to love about this, Sharon. Such a gorgeous layout is totally deserving of being framed and shown off. Thanks for sharing all the tips - no ramblings at all!

  7. This layout is gorgeous Sharon, I love the slight angle to all the squares and the black frame is perfect.

  8. Such a pretty layout and very cute subject matter! I am like you and would need to make sure they were straight :)

  9. Sharon this is divine as it is. What a fabulous gift. Your layouts always inspire me. I would love to use this idea on a card .... if I may! x

  10. Fabulous layout and great use if this gorgeous DSP. The recipient will be thrilled with this x
    P.S. enjoyed the 'ramblings' lol

  11. Wow, what a project to make and thoughtful gift to give.

  12. So Cute. The DSP works so well with the photos

  13. oh my gosh .. .i love it .. i love the squares of dsp and those kids are way too cute! One of my favourite bundles :)


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