ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop – Thoughtful Journey

Thanks for joining us for another ESAD blog hop! If you are wondering what ESAD means, here is an explanation.

The theme for this hop is the new annual catalogue. There are so many options to choose from. I have gone for a really easy card that lets the Thoughtful Journey DSP do all the hard work for you.

A strip of DSP on the inside ties everything together.

I made this card on my Facebook live last week. You can watch the replay of the live below.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Thanks for stopping by today. Next up is Monique Fielder. Click on the button below to see what she has to share with us today

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete link list:
Nicole Wilson
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Lou Kitzelman
Tracy Held <== You are here
Monique Fielder
Leonie Schroder
Sharon Dalton
Denise Buetler
Kathryn Ruddick

    Product List

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Spotlight On Nature

    Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! This month’s theme is “New Annual Catalogue”

    This card is inspired by a card that was created by Rosie Spezzano that I made as a shoe box swap at a craft retreat that we were at together.

    I did a stepped down version of this card for a virtual catalogue launch that was focused on beginner stamping.

    You can watch the video for the making of this card below.

    Be sure to hop all the way around and see what has inspired the other ladies in the new catalogue. Please leave comments for us – we love getting feedback about our work!

    You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Country Birdhouse

    Welcome to our May 2024 Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire your creativity.

    If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive a tutorial bundle FREE! This month’s tutorial bundle show cases the Country Birdhouse bundle from the Country Woods suite. We are hosting our Stamp Camp on the 15th – 16th June. To see how you can join the Stamp Camp click here. At the Stamp Camp we will be demonstrating the projects that are showcased in this blog hop.

    The card that I will be demonstrating is a house shaped card to go with my birdhouse.

    There is still time to join the Stamp Camp. Simply click here and place your order for the Stamp Camp products (please use the host code XEYSW92R). I will send you the tutorial bundle, card stock to make all the cards in the tutorial and an invitation to the Stamp camp Facebook page. For full details of what is included in the Stamp Camp, click here.

    This is my card that you will receive as part of the make ‘n takes for the Stamp Camp

    You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and see all the amazing projects that will be demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Make It Masculine Blog Hop

    Thank you for joining us for today’s blog hop. This time we have a masculine theme. We sometimes find masculine cards challenging, but there are lots of masculine options in the new annual catalogue.

    I purchased this bundle because when my husband saw it in the catalogue her LOVED it! This is a fun fold card that opens up like this:

    This suite is so good, that The Aussie Crafting Collective (a collaboration of three Australian demonstrators) decided that we would use it for our Stamp Camp on 1st June. If you are looking for masculine inspiration and love this suite, there is still time for you to join us. You can find all the details about the Stamp Camp here. I will leave the registration open for another few days. If you are in Australia, you probably won’t receive the kit in time for the event, but you will have the tutorial and can re-watch the presentations to make the cards at your leisure.

    Hop around and see what other masculine inspiration there is for us.

    Product List

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Country Birdhouse Stamp Camp

    The new annual catalogue has launched! The Creativity Abounds team have been very busy planning our next Stamp Camp. This is happening on the 15th – 16th June in an exclusive Facebook group.

    Joining the Stamp Camp is easy. Click here to go to my online store to order your products.. Please add the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout. This will place the order for the Country Birdhouse bundle, Country Woods DSP, Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder, Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Ribbon Pack and Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls. You will also need general stamping consumables – ink. adhesive. stamping tools which aren’t included in the kit.
    I will post the kit containing the card stock to make all the projects in the tutorial bundle and send an invitation to an exclusive Facebook group. The tutorial bundle (which will have video links included for all the projects) will be uploaded to the Facebook group for you to download.

    At the event, we will each demonstrate a bonus project using the suite. You get 26 projects (13 in the tutorial and 13 bonus ones from the blog hop) with video instructions or Facebook live demonstrations and lifetime access to the event page. You can see all the projects that we will be making at the event in the blog hop that goes live on the 16th May.

    This is a double bundle suite – please be aware that we are only using the Country Birdhouse bundle. There is also two packs of DSP. If you want at add the second bundle and paper pack, you can order the complete suite here.

    I hope that you will join us. The ladies in this group are extremely talented, and the people who joined our previous Stamp Camps have LOVED them! Click here to order your set of products.. I’ll get you kit into the post closer to the date of the Stamp Camp.

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Let’s Craft Together – Country Flowers

    Thank you for joining us for this month’s Let’s Craft Together blog hop. We are a group of
    multi-cultural Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators in Australia who have developed a strong friendship though our love of stamping and our admiration of each other’s style of crafting. Each month one of us sets a challenge that we use for the blog hop. This month’s challenge is a “Rustic Challenge” that was set by Mandy Witherby.

    This is not my usual style of crafting, so I hope that I managed to capture the theme. You are probably thinking that I say this often in these hops- I do. One of the great things about these challenges is that it pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me think differently.

    It always amazes me how we all have the same starting point, and come up with completely different projects. Hop around and see how everyone else has interpreted this challenge.

    Product List

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Take To The Sky Stamp Camp

    Do you struggle with making masculine cards? Take To The Sky suite on page 37 of the new annual catalogue features retro planes and DSP in blue, green, brown and grey which makes it the ultimate masculine suite! Our virtual Stamp Camp will give you lots of inspiration to make those scary masculine cards!
    If you are in Australia, you can order the class kit (details below) and join us to assemble the cards. If you are overseas, you can purchase the tutorial bundle, prepare your kit and craft along.

    This is a collaboration with myself and the amazing Maheswari Rajaguru and Julia Quinn.
    This Stamp camp will be on the 1st June. The event will take place in an exclusive Facebook group.
    We will each design three projects – two standard cards and a fun fold. In the event each of us will take you through making our projects. You can watch live or at any time that suits you. You will have lifetime access to the group, so you can go back and re-watch the presentations if you need a refresher on assembling the cards.

    We have a number of options for you to choose from to join the Stamp Camp:
    1. Purchase the bundle, and you will get the tutorial bundle free. (Click here to order your bundle.) If you choose this option and you would like the kit to make the cards you can purchase that directly from me for the discounted price of $40.00 (including postage). The kit comprises all the card stock to complete the nine projects in the tutorial plus a quarter pack of the Take To The Sky DSP, a pack of the Industrial trinkets, one metre of each of the five colours in the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack and nine envelopes.
    Please note, the bundle will be purchased directly from Stampin’ Up! but the add on kit needs to be bought through me.
    2. If you already have the bundle, you can purchase the class kit (all the card stock to complete the nine projects in the tutorial plus a quarter pack of the Take To The Sky DSP, a pack of the Industrial trinkets, one metre of each of the five colours in the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack and nine envelopes) for $85.00
    The above options are only available to Australian residents.
    3. If you live overseas we would love to have you join us. You can purchase the tutorial for $25.00. The tutorial will be emailed to you and you will receive an invitation to join the Facebook group.

    Click here to complete an online registration form.

    Looking forward to having you join the fun.

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Stampin’ Sunday – Attention Shoppers Gift Card Holder

    Thank you for joining us for our Sunday blog hop (of course in Australia this goes live at 1:00am Monday morning, but it is a great start to the working week when we wake up!) There is no theme for this hop, it is for each of us to choose what project we want to share.

    My project is a sneak peek of one of the new bundles that is coming in the new catalogue – Attention Shoppers. This card was demonstrated by Mikaela Titheridge at OnStage. Her card was a slimline card, so I did change the measurements to that it would fit into a standard envelope.

    Below is the replay of my Facebook live. Please be aware that I messed it up! I grabbed a usual sized insert instead of the slightly smaller one that I needed for this card. If you follow the measurements and use the correct pieces, the mechanism slides beautifully – exactly like it is supposed to!

    If you tried to watch the video earlier and didn’t have sound, please try again. I have uploaded it again and you can hear me this time

    Hop around and see what is being shared today

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Chain Card Swap Wrap Up and a Virtual Challenge

    I have reached the end of the blog hops of the card chains. If you missed any of the posts, you can click on the picture below and it will take you to my blog post for that chain. In the post I give you a link to the first card in the hop. You can follow the link list through and that will take you through the cards in the chain order. A big thank you to Genna Gifford for putting these pictures together. The hops were done in alphabetical order of our first names – each one is per card design and can be viewed in any order.

    We have started the next season of the card swap. There are ten of us this time around. We have a two week turn around which will take us to the middle of August. The blog hops for the next round will start around the beginning of September.

    I have had lots of people telling me how much they have enjoyed these posts and love the idea of the CASE challenge. I know that it isn’t the same, but I have started a monthly CASE challenge on my Facebook page. You can watch the explanation of the challenge and the assembly of the first card below.

    The PDF tutorial that I mention can be downloaded here. Please make your card and upload a photo here. I am looking forward to seeing different variations on this card theme.

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month:

    Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Two Tone Flora

    Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! This month’s theme is “Last Look At Retiring Products”

    There are a lot of stamps and bundles that I am going to miss. It was difficult to decide which one to use. I finally decided to use a card that I made a while ago. Even though I have been looking at it for a while, it is still one of my favourites.

    This card uses the Two-Tone Flora stamp set and the coordinating Two-Tone Flora dies. Both of these are discounted at the moment, so if they are on your wish list now is the time to buy them. The sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set and cut out with the Something Fancy dies, both of which are in the new catalogue.

    Be sure to hop all the way around and see what the other ladies are sad to see leaving. Please leave comments for us – we love getting feedback about our work!

    You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

    Product List

    Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is an Art Deco card. I hadn’t made one of these before, but I will be making plenty more! I LOVED making this card. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

    If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XEYSW92R at the checkout.

    If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive the five new In Color ink pads, a pack of the different In Color card stock, a pack of the In Color DSP and the In Color markers. All this is an additional $144 in value over and above the $66.00 free product mentioned above.
    Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

    Any orders placed by the 16th May will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Techniques and includes a video presentation of each technique. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

    This is the project that I contributed this month: