Saleabration ‘Last Hurrah’ ESAD Blog Hop

Welcome to another Blog Hop with the ladies from ESAD!  It’s our Saleabration ‘Last Hurrah’ Blog Hop.

Although Saleabration finishes at the end of this month there’s still time left to earn more free stuff and even host a party but you’ll need to contact me as soon as possible to book it in!

If you’ve arrived from Tanya’s Blog then welcome!  If you are starting here that’s ok too – just keep hopping through the posts till you get back to me!

Today I thought I’d share with you a couple of ideas using the Hey Chick Saleabration EbStamp Set …

How cute is this set??  Yes it’s free with a $90 order and it comes in either Clear Mount or Wood Mount.

Know someone who’d love this stamp set?  Place a qualifying order and get it for free then gift it to them – you both win!

First up I have my Chicken Coup Card ….

I loved making this card and it’s one actually from my Ways to Use Embossing Folders Class I held yesterday.  We had so much fun!  You’ll need to check back during the week to see the other cards from that class so it might be a good idea to subscribe for updates!

One in a Dozen ….

This fun card came to me the other week when flicking through the Occasions Catalogue and seeing the Perfect Mix Stamp Set.  It made me giggle and hope this one gave you a chuckle as well!

So you might be wondering what ESAD is?   It’s a group I started about 9 years ago and here’s a brief description …

so if you are a demonstrator in the South Pacific and would like to join the ESAD group please email me and I’ll contact you on how to join!

Now it’s time to hop along to Nerida’s Blog to see her lovely creations – simply click the button below ..

Here’s the complete list of ESAD ladies in today’s Blog Hop …

4. Leonie Schroder – you are here!


Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to let the ladies all know how much you love their projects 🙂 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

I hope you had a lovely time celebrating and welcoming in the new year. I pray that you are blessed with many happy new memories and celebrations.

I’m looking forward to bringing you more ideas and programs for you to take advantage of and inspire you to create more.   I’m looking at doing some new classes and programs like Stamp of the Month and a monthly Creative Club you can join as well as the regular Classes, Birthday Card Club and Stamp A Stacks this year.  I’m also looking at doing a regular Facebook Live class and more video’s for projects and techniques.  I do hope you can join me!

Now I’m also offering so new programs and classes for those in my Latte Girls Team so if you’d like to be part of that be sure to contact me for all the details and benefits of being part of my team!

This is my 11th Year as a demonstrator and I’m still learning and wanting to share and help my team grow.

Saleabration is a great time to join my Latte Girls Team as you can select 2 bonus stamp sets for free on top of the awesome value of the Stampin’ Up! Starter kit – that’s up to an extra $179 value!  I wish I could get two sets for free – that’d be pretty cool!

Happy New Year – Leonie, Dad & Jo

Thanks for all your support and encouragement in 2016 and I’m looking forward to lots of creativity with you in 2017!

A Pocket full of [Swirly Bird] Posies

Oh my it’s been chilly this past week … bring back the warmer weather please!

Nothing quite warms your heart as a bunch of pretty flowers and here’s a card I made for my new Catalogue Discovery using the Swirly Bird Bundle and the new In Colours …

How pretty is this bunch?

I’ve used all the new In Colours to make my flowers – both large and small and also the stems, leaves and ribbon!

The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are the perfect match for this stamp set and how good is it that you can buy it as a bundle and save 10%

I’ve used the wavy thinlit for my stems and the top swirls for on top of my larger flowers which made this card so easy.

I did add a little extra shimmer to my card by adding clear Wink of Stella to the swirls on my three large flowers – Stella makes a project oh so shimmery!

Want a free Wink of Stella Brush?  well book a party in July and I’ve got a free one for you when you host your party!  Contact me now to book in your date!

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..



It’s a Balloon Celebration

Good Afternoon!

It’s a wet and humid day here day so perfect for staying inside and crafting!  I hope you are working on something fun – I’m working on projects and kits for tomorrow’s Love Blossoms Class and I must say this range of products are gorgeous and I keep wanting to make more things!  Best get the class projects finished first – nearly there.

Today I’m sharing with you one of my cards from this month’s Technique Class on masking …


I loved making this card – so much fun with the Balloon Celebrations set.  You could make this for any gender – just change the colour of the balloons and base card.  It’s quick and easy with the help of some post-it notes.

We had lots of fun at the Masking Class and I’ll be offering my this soon as one of my ‘To-Go’ Classes. Hopefully will have the details for that up this week.  I’ll also include a video with some tips with each technique I do as well.

I do hope you like today’s card and if there is a technique you’d like to learn why not leave a comment and I’ll add it to my list for you.

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..


 Project Shopping List ..

Project Life … my introduction

Good Afternoon … hope you are staying warm on this cool wintery day.

I have my new Catalogue Launch this Sunday so thought it was time to crack open my Project Life kit and use the new printer hubby has bought me to print photo’s for my Project Life pages.

I dont consider myself a Scrapbooker although I have done a few layouts in the past but they always seemed to take forever as I deliberated about the colours to use, the embellishments and then the placement of the photo’s and then there was the journalling!  Some pages took days to complete – and no I’m not kidding!

Then Stampin’ Up! announced their partnership with Becky Higgins and I was like cool.  Becky created Project Life a few years back as she wanted a quicker and more simpler way to record her memories and share her story and photo’s instead of just popping them in a shoebox or storing them on her PC – sound like someone else you know?? so ok I dont have shoeboxes but I do have drawers of photo’s!  I love the simplicity of Becky’s Project Life system as it still tells your story and records your memories but it is so much quicker and easier – especially on those like me who ‘deliberate’.

So here’s a very quick page I did using our 12×12 layouts about the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Melbourne …


I do have lots more photo’s from the Stampin’ Up! Convention so no doubt you’ll be seeing a few more layouts in the not too distant future. The 12×12 Pocket Pages come in packs of 12 ( 2 each of 6 designs) pages for just $11.95 – thats less than $1 per page so it’s not expensive either!

Project Life Pocket Page Sleeves

There are heaps of different layouts so your pages wont all look the same and we will have 6×8 Pocket Pages as well so you’ll have a choice on what size album you’d like to do. Here’s one page that I did very quickly to start off my “Grand Vacation” album …


We have lots of Project Life products you can use to complete your pages and I’m more than happy to come and do a Project Life Private Class with you and your friends should you wish to see what all the fuss is about.  All you have to do is contact me to book in your day then just invite your friends and I’ll do the rest!

Here’s a video to give you a little look into Project Life and see how easy it really is …

A selection of the Project Life products are now available in my Stampin Up Online Store and the rest will follow when the new catalogue starts on 1st July with the albums being available from 15th July. To shop now simply click on the banner below or contact me to place your order.



Did you know that if you were to join Stampin’ Up! you could order Project Life products in your Stampin’ Up! kit?

Also, if you were to join before 30th June you have the choice of 2 Stampin’ Up! kits – either $85 or $169!  You’ll enjoy the Demonstrator Discount price on all your products plus the opportunity to earn free products just by doing what you love! You could even earn the Grand Vacation to Hawaii next year!  How nice would that be?  The girls in the Pandora shop thought it was pretty cool when I told them about the cruise I’ve just been on!

Thanks for stopping by and please, if you have any questions about Project Life, joining up or about Stampin’ Up! in general please do not hesitate to contact me – or let me know and I’ll call you if you’d prefer.


Box O’ Flowers

Happy Saturday!

I do hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday or maybe you are in the Northern Hemisphere and still celebrating. I do hope you’ve been blessed by your Valentine.

Today I have a lovely Box O’ Flowers for you.  You’ve probably seen pictures of these Card in a Box all over the internet of late and have had a couple of requests for a class so here’s the one I made …

Box O' Flowers
Box O’ FlowersI

I first saw this style of card on my lovely friend Monica’s Blog back before Christmas and thought yes I like that but they do look fiddly and then one of my girls Tanya did a tutorial for them so I had a go and yup …. love them and not as fiddly as I originally thought.  I will warn you though – they card be very addictive and once you’ve made one you’ll want to make more … and more … and more … you get the picture!

Here’s the same card from a different angle ….


This angle shows you the depth of the card and the beauty is it all folds flat and fits in a regular C6 envelope for posting!  Gotta love that!

Now if you subscribe to my Newsletter you will know I advertised the Burlap & Blooms Wreath Class for the 22nd February.  That has now changed and we’ll be doing the Card in a Box Class instead – where you’ll make one Card in a Box plus you’ll also make the Box O’ Love I shared yesterday. Class Cost is $20 or free with a $60 order.  Kits are also available if you cant make the class – contact me for details.

If you’d like to register for this class please click the button below



Thanks for stopping by …

Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Wonder

One of the best things about holding a Stampin’ Up! party – well other than catching up with friends, seeing new products demonstrated, lots of laughs and making a sweet little project has to be the Hostess Stamp Sets you can buy with a qualifying party.  Stampin’ Up! love Hostesses and so they reward them for opening up their home and sharing their friends with gorgeous Stamp sets which you can only purchase as a Hostess. Not to mention they are heavily discounted sure helps!

Here’s a couple of Christmas cards I made with the Warmth & Wonder set from the Holiday Catalogue ….

Warmth & Wonder Hostess Set
Warm & Wonderful Trees

Stamps: Warmth & Wonder (Hostess Set)
Inks: Old Olive, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Rhinestone Jewels

There really is something to be said about Crumb Cake (Kraft) for Christmas … even popping things in the Kraft Gift Boxes and ‘Christmassing’ them up is not only fun but it gives it an extra special feel.  It’s like an age old tradition.

I do love the Warmth & Wonder Hostess set …

Warmth & Wonder

It has so many images and really is worth  holding a party just to be able to grab it for just $18 in clear mount or $23 in wood!

Things are about to start getting hectic with the lead up to Christmas so book in your Stampin’ Up! party today – just ring or message me and we’ll set the date!

Now I do have a few Classes coming up that you might be interested in …

Tuesday 12th – Card n Cake …. You make one pretty card and I serve the coffee n cake and at just $5 it’s cheaper than Gloria Jeans!

Thursday 14th – Christmas Decorations Class …. You’ll make 3 or 4 pretty decorations for just $15

Thursday 21st – Big Shot Class … 3 projects for $15

Saturday 30th – Mega Christmas Card Bundle … make 15 cards for $30 (book early for this one!)

Be sure you book in for these classes so I know I need to make a kit for you! 

If you’d like to see what’s coming up at any time simply click on the events tab up the top and you’ll be redirected to my Calendar of Events where you can see all my classes, rsvp to them or see what dates I’m free for your workshop.

Here are the cards up a little closer ….


Oval Window Tree
Oval Window Tree
Tree on Square Lattice
Tree on Square Lattice


Happy 80th Mum

Today would have been Mum’s 80th Birthday.

If you are fairly new to my blog my Mum was diagnosed with Dementia and Parkinsons Disease back in September of 2010.  She moved into a local nursing home, Lovely Banks, in November 2010 as Dad just couldnt give her the care she required and sadly she passed away in July 2011.

I made this digital layout using My Digital Studio using a photo my brother David took of Mum and Dad the day she moved into Lovely Banks.

My Project 11-001

Mum loved blue so all I had to do was to find a blue Background Paper and go from there.  This was actually from a template and I just changed the background paper, and added the flourish stamps and played around with the text.

I am really loving the My Digital Studio program for the ease of making lovely layouts like this but its not limited to scrapbooking – you can also use it to create …

  • Cards
  • Notepaper
  • Tags
  • Photobooks
  • Diary
  • Perpetual Calendars
  • Annual Calendars
  • Recipe Books
  • Business Cards
  • Flyers
  • Advertisements (just like the one over on the right for My Digital Studio that I created last night)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Invitations for Birthdays, Baby Shower, Shower Tea or even just to invite some friends out for coffee or lunch!

It also gives you the option to print at home on your own printer or to send or save the file the a flash drive or memory card and take it to your favourite printer.

Want to just try the program out?  no problems – download the free trial

So you’ve played with the trial and love it and want more? no problems download the full copy for just $24.95!! Yep its just $24.95 – bargain!

Mum and Dad always had a strong love for each other – even during the rough times their love was still strong and set a wonderful example not only for us kids but to all they knew.

Mum I pray you are having a wonderful birthday in Heaven with that new body and all our friends who are now there with you and know you will forever be living in our hearts till we meet again xx


Sent with Love

Talk about perfect timing … with my impending trip to Utah and California courtesy Stampin’ Up! – well the Utah part at least – this little bundle is going to come in very handy indeed!!

The beauty about this special is that you can buy the items separately or if you buy the bundle you get a sweet little bonus …..

sentwithloveSent with love Stamp Set  (clear only)  $33.95

Sent with Love Designer Series Paper $18.95

Or grab the Sent with love bundle which includes ….

  • Sent with Love Stamp Set (Clear Mount)
  • Sent with Love Designer Series Paper pack
  • Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
  • 20% off retail value
  • Total Bundle Cost is just $46.25

Click the shop now button to grab your bundle today!!

Dont forget I have a bonus gift for the first three to purchase $100 or more from my online store!!


This is such a gorgeous little bundle and I’m thinking of grabbing one to make me a Travel Journal for my upcoming trip to Utah and California!  It will make some very nice layouts from my holiday too – are you taking a holiday soon? why not grab a bundle and an extra pack of the Designer Series Paper to record all those gorgeous memories you’re about to make!