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ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

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 cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now that the business side of this post is done so let’s move on to the ‘creative’ side.

You may have arrived here from Alisa Tilsner’s blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry… can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 25 stops along the way, so that’s plenty of inspiration for you showcasing new products from the Autumn/Winter Mini released today. If you’d like your own copy of the Autumn/Winter mini please feel free to email me and I’ll pop one in the post. You can also view it online here.

My creations are made using a new stamp set, matching punch, some gorgeous new designer series paper and the new Adorning Accent Edgelits. With Mother’s Day just over a month away I decided to create with this in mind.

I’ve only had time to make this card and covered notebook but will probably add something else to it to complete the gift. Everyone needs a little choccie treat too now don’t they.

Here’s a closer look at the card. Isn’t that Adorning Accent Edgelit gorgeous? I really love the colours and design of this print in the Twitterpatted DSP pack too.

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpatted DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Blossom, Word Window, Modern Label & 3/4” Circle Punches, Big Shot, Adorning Accent Edgelits, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Basic Jewels – Pearls

I hope you like what I’ve created and hopefully I’ve inspired you in some way. I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know.

You’re now off to visit Peggy Quarmby’s blog and see what wonderful creations she’s made.

Till next time….

ESAD- SU Blog Hop

Yes this is my 2nd Blog Hop all within 10 hours……  Am I crazy?? No. I just love Stampin’ Up and their products.

This blog hop is presented to you by 30 demonstrators who belong to a yahoo group called ESAD-SU (Extremely Special Australian Demonstrators – Stampin’ Up). This group is open to Australian & New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and is a great resource for sharing information, technique talks, cyberstamps, swaps,etc with fellow demonstrators. If you are an Australian or New Zealand SU demonstrator and would like to join you will find us here.

I mentioned this blog hop has 30 demonstrators participating and we will all be showcasing some of the ‘new’ products in the Summer Mini Catalogue released today. As an extra incentive to visit all the blogs if you also leave a comment on each one you can then email Leonie Schroder who will place your name in a draw to win some blog candy.

If you have visited my blog in the past then you might remember that Bold Brights is my least used colour family. Well do I have a surprise for you.

One of the most gorgeous items in the Summer Mini is the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Papers and  they have Bold Brights colours in them. At first I wasn’t going to get them but once you see them in person you just have to have 1, 2 maybe 3 packs… Hopefully I’ll convince you of that now too.

Anyway, you’ve probably figured out by now that my items I’m going to share with you are made using these gorgeous papers.

First up is this gorgeous handbag. Well I think it is anyway.

The colours that coordinate with the paper are Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pink Passion & Pixie Pink.

Seeing we don’t have any thick ribbon in those colours I went with Regal Rose which I think looks pretty good.

This bag is made using 1 sheet of Kaleidoscope DSP and a few bits of cardstock. Very quick and simple to make, yet very effective.

   Now if you open the bag up this is what it looks like.

   Inside I’ve made 4 gift card size cards using some of the same dsp as the bag.


The 4 cards.

Now for my final items I’ve taken a cheap $2 – $3 notepad and covered it in some more of the gorgeous Kaleidoscope DSP and also added a strip to a plain pen and turned it into a wonderful gift. My eldest daughter actually asked if she could have it but I think I’m keeping this one for me. I’ll decorate another for her……

Isn’t this pattern gorgeous?

Supplies List:
Stamps: Best Yet (Hostess Level 1 set)
Ink: Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pink Passion
Accessories: Small & Large Oval, Designer Label , Scallop Circle, Square & Edge, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle , Round Tab & Word Window Punches, Regal Rose 5/8”, Tempting Turquoise 1/4” & Whisper White 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brads – Ice, Crop-a-dile, Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip.

Non-SU: Velcro dot, Pen, Notepad & word ‘Notes’ created on computer.  

I hope I have inspired you with my Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper creations and now Pauline Bennetts going to share her creations with you.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you want the chance to win some blog candy. Once you have left a comment on all 30 blogs email Leonie and let her know. Comments must be left and Leonie emailed no later than midnight 2nd December Australian EST.

Happy Stamping