Sale A Bration Blog Hop is here!

Good Morning everyone!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Sale A Bration Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!

What is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamp and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click on the button below to join our wonderful group.

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Now before I share my project with you I also want you to know that if you do make it around to all 41 Blogs involved in today’s Blog Hop and if you make a comment on each one you are then in the running for some Extra Special Blog Candy.  The demonstrators from all over have donated blog candy for this blog hop and if you are the lucky winner you’ll be getting all sorts of parcels and you will truly think that Christmas has come early this year and that you’ve been a very good girl (or guy)!  Now if you do get to all and comment on all the blogs shoot me an email with your name and email address and then everyone who has also visited and commented on all the blogs will go in the drawer for the ‘extra special’ blog candy. Last time Lynda Shrimpton was the lucky winner and just loved all her little surprises however this time we will have 3 blog candy winners so please enjoy the trip and dont forget to leave comments cos we really do love having people comment on our blogs.

Now onto my project …..

I love all the stamp sets that are available in the Sale A Bration Catalogue and chose to pre-order the Vintage Labels to use and make samples to share with you.  Last November we had Regional Training with Stampin Up! in Sydney and it was there that one of the demonstrators recommended making classes using our Notecards so thats exactly what I’ve done.

Here is the set I created.

I created a box which holds 5 Notecards and envelopes.

The box is a new creation of mine which was inspired by an item in my bathroom – its amazing what we get our inspiration from sometimes hey?

The base is done using Old Olive cardstock and I’ve used Bella Rose Designer Series Papers to complete this whole set. I’ve also used a build a brad to embellish the closure and the closure is secured by a velcro dot.

All the cards are completed using the Notecards available in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue, Rose is a Rose stamp set, Vintage Labels Sale A Bration Stamp Set and the Bella Rose Designer Series Papers with coordinating cardstock.

Here are the cards

I do hope you like this little set as much as I loved making them. Now remember to leave me a comment and your next stop on the blog hop is the blog of the lovely & talented Linda Craven.

Dont forget to send me an email at to advise when you have completed the blog hop … winners will be announced 31st January.

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Cobden, Victoria. We are not far from The Great Ocean Road!
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments so please comment on the projects you like.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee and collect Charlie Bears

If you have questions please dont hesitate to contact me :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

(80) Comments

  1. […] Sale A Bration Spectacular and ESAD Blog Hop with the Rose is a Rose stamp set which can be found here.  I also made some very quick and easy notecards using the Thoughts and Prayers set which you can […]

  2. yayayayaya way to go Leonie yyayayaya
    I just love what you have created 🙂 thanks heaps for sharing xxx
    Leonie N

  3. AMAZING! thats all i can say. this has been an amazing blog hop!!!

  4. Lovely!! I always find something I’d like to make on your blog – thanks Leonie!

  5. Dianne Lovelock says:

    Thanks for organising the blog hop and for your great Bella Rose designs here! I’ve found so many ideas that I can’t wait to try out for myself!

  6. […] do the blog hop to be in the running for the Blog Candy as this closes on Friday. You can start here and will need to leave a comment on each blog then email me to advise you finished and I will put […]

  7. These note cards are so sweet. Bella Rose DSP is my favourite at the moment. Just earned Vintage Labels today. Can’t wait to get them in the post! Thanks for organising all this. I’ve enjoyed peeking in at all the samples! I still have quite a few stops to go!

  8. WOW these cards are stunning! I can’t wait to get my vintage label set.
    Thank you for sharing and giving me such inspiration.
    I’ll be following your blog from now on!!!

  9. Jacqueline Tennant says:

    OMG Leonie that’s an awesome set you’ve made – I will need to do a lot of work to reach this standard i’m sure.

  10. Joanne says:

    What an absolutely beautiful set of cards Leonie – thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Jodie Jenkinson says:

    Lovely!! Getting harder to sit here, WANT TO STAMP!!!!!

  12. Sylvia says:

    Hi Leonie, Your set of note cards is exquistite and a lovely gift for someone, Your very clever to be able to make something from the bathroom,my hat goes off to you. Thanks for organising the blog hop there is some truly amazing work on display. Cheers

  13. Sylvia says:

    Hi Leonie, Your set of note cards is exquistite and a lovely gift for someone, and your very clever to be able to make something from the bathroom,my hat goes off to you. Thanks for organising the blog hop there is some truly amazing work on display. Cheers

  14. Lee Thomas says:

    Lee Thomas said…
    Leonie, these are exceptional, great job.

  15. Beautiful set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. sam fillingham says:

    these are beautiful – so love it!!

  17. gorgeous cards, leonie. xoxo
    great job on organizing your 2nd blog hop. you’re doing a great job.

  18. Alisha Watson says:

    My Favourite DSP and new ideas that are fantastic, Thanks Leonie for puting a wonderful site together. I am having a great time reading through your ideas. The blog hop is a wonderful idea, I have never done one before and enjoying every bit of it..thanks once again

  19. Christina says:

    This set is just gorgeous Leonie – beautiful work!
    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  20. Annette says:

    Hi Leonie – Fantastic! I love the colours you have chosen 🙂

  21. Nancie Clarke says:

    These are great…this paper is one of my favourites…

  22. Larissa Dunlop says:

    so feminine and beautiful – well done – they are just lovely!

  23. Hi Leonie – What a brilliant job you’ve done arranging the blog hop! And I love the set you made with the matching box! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  24. Del Sherry says:

    Wow, these are gorgeous!
    Del Sherry

  25. great project can’t wait until I get my sale-a-bration sets

  26. Lisa H says:

    I love what you have created here with these beautiful cards the new stamp set vintage labels and Bella rose Combo

    Thanks Lisa H

  27. Wow Leonie – these are just fabulous!

  28. Monica says:

    Leonie you always come up with some really beautiful cards. The blog hopping was a great idea and has taught me many things. Thank you to everyone participating.

  29. Wow how pretty

  30. Loving what you have done here 🙂

  31. Beautiful cards as always Leonie. Love the box – you clever thing! Love the colours! Love the look with the cutout flowers but can you do it without having to cut them out? ha ha Therapeutic? more like stressful! Thanks for sharing again xx

  32. Oh, Leonie, these are gorgeous! I love the elements you’ve combined. Thanks so much for everything you’ve done!

  33. Beautiful! I love that paper – so pretty and elegant.

  34. I absolutely love your cards. These were my favorite In-Colors and DSP of all time. Here in the states they are retired. It was a SAD day for me. Thank you for sharing them! It was wonderful seeing them again. 🙂

    ~Wendy Hawkinson


  35. Wow Beautiful. Rach:)

  36. Love this little purse…you are very ingenius to create it from inspiration in your bathroom…how wonderful.

  37. This set is beautiful Leonie!! Now I am off to get through some of the other sites 🙂

    PS: We will miss you on the SUinOz site, but I will be sure to check in here often and keep up with your beautiful creations.

    Jodene Tripp

  38. This is a great set of cards it is rather amazing where we get our inspiration from. I love the Build a brad I have always been to afraid to use them (looks complicated). I really love the colours sets as well..Congrats

    1. Oh Julz … dont be afraid of the build a brads … they are as easy as! you just need a 1/2″ circle punch and some snail … easy peasy ~Leonie~

  39. Nanette says:

    A lovely set! Thanks for sharing it with us all and organising the hop.

  40. julie says:

    They are so pretty and who ever receives one should be very happy to get one good work Julie

  41. Leonie, as usual – stunning!!! My fav DSP and stamp set too! Very inspiring. Thanks for organising the blog hop! Cathy xxx

  42. Mel Barwise says:

    Just beautiful Leonie!!!
    Just another Stamp Set Added to the wish list!!
    Bad Girl . . . .

  43. Aliessa says:

    Beautiful cards! Such a great colour combination

  44. Leonie, You rock!
    Thanks for inspiring us all!
    Love your work, as usual!

  45. Just beautiful Leonie. Thanks so much for organising such a great blog hop 🙂

  46. Keegan Rigby says:

    Beautiful Project Leonie!! I love the bella rose dsp!

  47. Very pretty designs and I love the box you created for them. Bella Rose DP one of my favourites.

  48. Dotty says:

    I love these too, thanks for sharing!

  49. Tania Salvati says:

    Just love everything about this set. Love the stamp sets, DSP paper. Just gorgeous.

  50. Donna Zammit says:

    Leonie, you have used my very fav DSP.Your cards are beautiful as usual. All that tiny cutting out of the flowers, how are your hands not to mention your eyes. Thanks so much for organizing the Blog hop. Donna Zammit

    1. Donna … would you believe that I have a body tremor (thanks dad!) so my hands are always shakey and sometimes more shakey than ‘normal’ – its a great reply for those who say they cant stamp cos they have shakey hands 😉 and we wont even talk about my eyes!! lol I love cutting out like this as i find it very therapeutic. ~Leonie~

  51. Kim Conway says:

    Once again magnificent cards and love the stamp set as well. That is another must for me.

  52. Hi Leonie, Gorgeous Cards! Thanks for sharing Liz

  53. Billie says:

    what a beautiful gift idea lovin’ the cards, lovin’ the colours, lovin’ everything.

  54. Gorgeous as usual. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work again and again.

  55. Samantha I says:

    Wow, it must have taken ages to cut those roses. But so worth it, the cards look amazing!

    Samantha I love cutting … i find it very therapeutic 😉 Leonie

  56. Wow Leonie, I love what you’ve done! They are absolutely gorgeous. Will have to make some myself!! Thanks for sharing.

  57. Ooooooooo Leonie, these are just beautiful, thank for the inspiration, I absolutely adore this set and the DSP. And thank you also for all the work you put into organising the blog hop.

  58. just beautiful Leonie, I havent used that set in ages. Must get it out. thanks for the inspiration and organising this great hop.

  59. Wow Leonie! I so need to buy that stamp set so I can case your cards! They are just divine! Thanks for sharing. xx

  60. Hi Leonie, your work is stunning as always, your choice of colours are just so beautiful, thank you for all your inspiration and help that you are so generous with, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine 🙂

  61. OH WOW WOW WOW!!!! You are so clever & this creation is simply stunning!!!!!!!:) Thanks for organising the blog hop & thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity 🙂 🙂
    Tan xox

  62. Oh this is just amazing… Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning… Thanks for sharing Leonie

  63. Wow they are gorgeous little notecards Leonie! I must jump in on the next blog hop!! MUST. lol

    My google reader is going to explode after all the new blogs I have added to it! (hee hee)


    Caroline Cassidy

  64. This is fabulous!!!! I miss that Bella Rose DSP here in the US! It is one of my all time favorites!

  65. What pretty cards.

  66. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the notecard box too

  67. Rhonda Sadler says:

    Leonie, these are just beautiful. I love the way you combine the DSP’s and stamps. Cheers, Rhonda

  68. Rebecca Ware says:

    This is a beautiful set of cards – really work well together.
    Rebecca W.

  69. You have used my all time absolute favourite colours, stamp set & DSP. Beautiful. I am in heaven with your creation.

  70. How gorgeous, as always, Leonie. Thank you for the inspiration! I hope I can be like you when I grow up 🙂

  71. can’t find the next blog hop – be back later

  72. very classy – eek think I need a HUGE cup of coffee to do all the sites! Should be fun

  73. Very Purty Leonie!!!

  74. Lovely Designs Leonie! Gorgeous box – especially with the build-a-brad. THanks for sharing!

  75. Beautiful Leonie! This label set is so versatile isn’t it?

  76. sharon says:


  77. sharon says:

    ummmmm where is the link to the next blog??

  78. Alas my dear Leonie…you have excelled again!! Bella Rose is one of my all time faves. The handbag is magic….and do u know how many inspirational ideas have sprung fm the smallest room in the house?? LOL!! The Vintage Labels are FAB. Well Done!!

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