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Creative Inkers Occasions & SAB Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog, wow it has been a long time since I last posted, I have successfully completed my first year of BED (Bachelor of education) and I am loving it, only two years to go, lol. While I have not been blogging I have still been creating when I can, those who have studied know the time and dedication involved it has been really good to set a small amount of time to relax and wind down.

Today I am part of a blog hop that our team the Creative Inkers are doing, this is to show case the new occasions catalogue and the SAB (sale-a-bration) catalogue. Don’t forget for every $110 you spend you can choose from a range of special items that are only available during SAB for free.

Today I am showcasing a stamp set and velum from the SAB catalogue that I have teamed up with a punch, stamp set and a touch of sparkle from the occasions catalogue.

I decided to show a boy and girls version of the same card:

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Here is a close up of the girls card as you can see I have added some sparkle using a new product called wink of stella. The balloons are made using the free Velum being offered, this is a 6x6inch pack. I have used our markers and coloured the velum in from behind to add the colour.

Here is a close up of the boys card, for this card I added a bit of texture behind the words using the stamp set called Timeless Textures from our new occasions catalogue.

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Both cards use the same sentiment from Botanicals for You from the SAB catalogue. This set is so quick and easy to use due to its size, I can see myself using it a lot for those quick and simple cards.

Your next stop is over at Jacque Williams, our very talented upline.


Here is a list of all the talented ladies doing the hop in case you get lost a long the way:



Weekly Specials 28th/01/2015 – 03/02/2015

Click on the item and that will take you to my online ordering option. Or you could email me with your order and I will gladly put it through for you.

1/4 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!

1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch

Price: $19.25 $14.44

2 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!

2″ Circle Punch

Price: $35.95 $26.96

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $16.95 $12.71

Envelope Liners Framelits Die

Envelope Liners Framelits Die

Price: $55.95 $41.96

Hexagon Punch

Hexagon Punch

Price: $33.95 $25.46

More Amore Ensemble

More Amore Ensemble – Digital Download

Price: $13.95 $8.37

Pumpkin Pie 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

Price: $11.95 $8.96

Wild Wasabi 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Wild Wasabi 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Price: $14.50 $10.88

Creative Inkers Occasions Blog Hop

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Welcome back to another amazing Creative Inkers Blog Hop. Today we are show casing the new Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Tonight I am sharing with you the Simply Created “Hooray It’s Your Day” Kit. This kit makes 4 different cards and 5 of each one, so a total of 20 cards plus envelopes. I have created 2 from each design. The first card is a straight copy from the kit and the second is a similar card but designed by myself.

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Here is the first card straight from Stampin’ Up’s design (please note I do not have the stamp set that matches this kit so I have used Celebrate Today from the Occasions Catalogue (137138)

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Here is the same card but designed by myself. For this card I have added the flower from Blended Bloom.

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Here they are side by side:

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Here is card 2:

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My design for this card, I have centred the sun burst back ground before I spritz it. I have also cut the tops off the silver embellishments and placed a star to cover the join. The basket is also from the set Celebrate Today.

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Here they are side by side:

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Card 3, I have used the SAB stamp set called Big Day:

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My design, I just love this butterfly from the “Butterflies Thinlits” Die

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And side by side:

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And the final card:

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My design:

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Side by side:

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Thank you for stopping by. Your next stop is over at: Alicia Yap

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Here is a list of all the creative ladies on this blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

1. Narelle Hoggard
2. Alicia Yap
3. Kathryn Tyrrell
4, Bernie Collins
5. Jacque Williams…blog-hop-.html
6. Rachael Knight
7. Paula Reid
8. Sally Williams
9. Delys Cram
10. Lisa Bullock
11 Heather Stewart
12. Ria Kaire
13. Sharon de Vos
14. Kathe Oldham
15. debbie Lamb
16: Bev Poultney

Wahoo the Clearance Rack has been updated

Clearance Rack Blitz! Up to 80% Off!

Wahoo head on over to the clearance rack and check out the new great deals. I will be placing an order in the next couple of days, so please email me if you would like anything.

ESAD Retiring Blog Hop

Good evening and welcome to the ESAD retiring blog hop. It is always sad to say goodbye to the stamps and accessories, especially if we have a favourite retiring, but it is also very exciting to know that we have new products arriving.

For my cards I have used the set called Baby Prints. I got the design from a very talented lady called Kristine McNickle. I have pressed the stamp into our clay and let it set. The ribbon is the retired Satin Ribbon. The sentiment is also a set that is retiring. I love the font on this set and will miss this one a lot. It is from Sweet Essentials.

Here it is in Blue:

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Here it is in Pink:

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here is the card with its matching envelope, the inside of my cards match the envelope:

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For the next card i have used the stamp set called secret graden. this has been stamped on vellum then placed on Whisper White Card. I have made the gold dotted Vellum myself by making a template with punched out circles and then versa marked over the template and then embossed. The sentiment is also from Sweet Essentials.

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And with the envelope:

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“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and

blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD

Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

Your next stop is over at Emily Campbell.


Here is a list of all the blog hop ladies in case you get lost a long the way.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

2.  Emily Campbell

3.  Kelli Gordon

4.  Kelly Kent

5.  Andrea Buckland

6.  Kathryn Ruddick

7.  Sally Williams

8.  Keryn Campbell

9.  Yvonne Walker

10.  Richelle Fletcher

11.  Teresa Leggo

12.  Clare Mcilhatton

13.  Chloe Evans

Retiring Lists are out – get in quick

Good morning, and what a morning it has been. Mine started with a workout at the gym from 5.30am till 6.30am, and man did our trainer kill us today. I honestly can not remember the last time he has pushed us that hard. Followed by a game of netball after school drop off, I’m ready to sit and relax for a bit I think.

This morning Stampin’ Up has released the annual retiring lists. Some items do sell out quick so if there is anything on there please let me know as soon as possible or you can order it online yourself and have it delivered straight to your door.

Stampin' Up! Catalogues

Weekly Specials, Retiring List dates and Joining Specials

Weekly specials starting Wednesday 28th May 2014

Retiring List

– this annual list will come out on Friday yes that’s tomorrow morning, items on this list sell out fast so please take a look early. You can order them online yourself here, or email me your order and ill put it through for you on


Dates: May 28 – June 30, 2014

Till June 30th you can join my wonderful team for only $95. For this you will get to choose anything out of the catalogue valued up to $100. You will also get to order items from the new catty before anyone else, and this happens for every catalogue, which for us is so exciting, I love new product and getting it quicker is even better. I am part of a wonderful team that has regular team training days, great support and I have made some very special friends. Please let me know if you would like to be part of an exciting team.

Weekly Specials 7th May till 13th May 2014


Good morning and welcome to a new week of our weekly specials.

Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Price: $19.25

Beautiful Butterflies Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Butterflies Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die

Price: $45.95

Champagne Glass Glitter

Price: $8.50

Heat Tool

Price: $59.95

Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Price: $9.95

Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Price: $9.95

Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Price: $9.95

The Man, The Myth Board Book Designer Template – Digital Download

Price: $20.95

You can order these online by clicking the titles or email me at and I will gladly help you.

Final week for Weekly Deals


Afternoon Daydream Kit – Digital Download

Price: $13.95 $8.37

Christmas Ornament Punch

Price: $33.95 $25.46

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die

Price: $67.95 $50.96

I Am Me Designer Series Paper

Price: $22.95 $17.21

In Color Boutique Details

Price: $19.25 $14.44

Modern Medley Designer Series Paper

Price: $22.95 $17.21

Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit

Price: $59.95 $44.96

Weekly Deals 16 – 22 April

Dates: 2-29 April 2014

The Details:
Each Wednesday in April, we’ll be bringing you a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Be sure to check back each week to see what’s on sale and let your customers know to take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone!

The Deals (16-22 April)

Floral District Photobook Template – Digital Download


Merry Minis Punch Pack


Naturals Designer Buttons


Silver Glass Glitter


This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper


Timber Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel



come back next Wednesday for the final week of these fantastic deals. You can order these by either emailing me at or click on the names of the products and it will take you straight to the on line ordering system.


Have a great day.

About Me

Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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