27 January 2013 – It’s Blog Hop time!!!

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It’s time for the ESAD 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.

There are 25 talented Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, who have created lots of different projects using the amazing range of free products that you can earn during Sale-a-bration. You may have come from the talented Juliette Chapman’s blog . A list of all the demonstrators participating in the hop will be at the end of this post.

I decided to make a couple of items. First up, I did a Mojo Monday Sketch, No. 274. You can check out the sketch here.

The first card I did was nice but I thought it need something else. So I used the Vine Street embossing folder and Voila! Awesomeness!!!! What do you think?

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Stamp Set: Vintage Verses
Paper: Sycamore Street DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack, Vine Street embossing folder, Festive paper piercing pack, Window Frames Collection framelits.

I also wanted to showcase the gorgeous Sycamore Street Designer Series paper. I really love this paper, especially when you can earn it for free!!

I recently got the Petite Purse Bigz L die and hadn’t used it yet. So I cut out a few little purses and, oh my!!! Cuteness abounds!!!! These would make great little party favours or even place settings at a high tea or bridal shower.

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See what I mean!! Too cute!!! I also used the cutest punch ever, the Petite curly label punch. You will fall in love with this as soon as you use it!! And, of course, there’s a matching stamp set!!!

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Stamp Set: Pretty Petites
Paper: Sycamore Street DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Petite Purse Bigz, Petite Curly label punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

I hope you have enjoyed the projects that I have made. The next stop in the hop is Keryn Campbell, so hop on over to see what wonderful projects she has made.

In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of all the blogs particpating.

1. Chloe Evans
2. Emily Campbell
3. Rochelle Blok
4. Jenny Humphreys
5. Andrea Buckland
6. Ann Gerlach
7. Jenny Hayward
8. Anna Mathieson
9. Bron Heslop
10. Debbie Spijers
11. Pauline Bennetts
12. Kristina Collett
13. Nikki Sadler
14. Jane Norrish
15. Christie Kunkel
16. Monique Fielder
17. Elisabeth Stewart
18. Tayna Bell
19. Gail Kirby
20. Michelle Grech
21. Narelle Fasulo
22. Juliette Chapman
23. Rebecca Scurr (that’s me!)
24. Keryn Campbell
25. Narelle Hoggard

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16 January 2013 – Thanks a Bunch!!

I have had the Paper Doily Sizzlit for a while now and I think it is gorgeous!! I haven’t used it on a card yet, so when I came across this one by Amy’s Paper Crafts on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try!

Australian paper sizes are slightly different to American and this just wasn’t going to fit Portrait for me, so I turned it on it’s side.

The sizzlit is a bit challenging to run through the Big Shot and get a good cut out but I played with my “sandwich” and eventually got it to work nicely. My first attempt looked nice but I felt like it was missing just a little something. Here is the first one.

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So on my second attempt, I ran the whisper white background through the Petals a Plenty embossing folder, and voila! Awesomeness!!!

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Stamp Set: Friendship Preserves

Paper: International Bazaar, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Doily Sizzlit.

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14 October 2012 – Congrats!

One of my downline has just announced that she’s having baby no. 2, which is exciting news!!  (Even though it means she will miss convention next year, really I think she should have timed that better!!)

So I needed to send her a congratulations card.  I was inspired by the Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper.  I wasn’t really into this DSP from the pictures in the Catalogue but seeing as I have earnt some free paper from a promotion earlier in the year, I thought I would get it.  Well I am really impressed!!  It is very nice and perfect for baby cards!

I’ve also used some of the free ribbon from this months’ special.  Check out my Specials page for the details.

As I mentioned the other day, I don’t really have a lot of kiddie or baby stamps but I do have some with the right words so here is my card.

Stamp sets:  Party Time

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Paper:  Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Birds of a Feather DSP.

Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Window Frames framelits, Festive Paper Piercing pack, Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon.

5 October 2012 – Thank you Box

This box looks so pretty!!  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits and again used the Festive Paper Piercing pack.  I used the Apothecary Accents framelits to put the frame at the bottom.

Here are the cards.

 

 

 

I used three of my favourite colours, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Marina Mist to match with the Polka Dot Parade DSP.

Stamp Sets:  Friendship Preserves, From my Heart

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Black Staz-on

Paper:  Naturals White, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Polka Dot Parade DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Window Frames Collection framelits, Organza Ribbon, blender pens.