13 February 2012 – Birthday Cards

Hi everyone,

As you may know, I’m a member of the Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators (ESAD) on Facebook.  It’s for Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators to share and chat about Stampin’ Up!  One of the things we do is Birthday Fairies.  Once you sign up, you go on the list to send cards when it is someone’s birthday.  I had mine last month and I had so much happy mail!!  What a talented bunch!!

Here’s a card that I’ve made for one of the February birthdays.  I recently got the Medallion stamp after umming and ahhing for quite a while but I think I’m in love with it now!!  I cased it from here.  I added a bit of glitter paper as you always need a bit of bling!!

Here’s a close up.

Stamps:  Medallion, Short & Sweet, Broadsheet Alphabet

Paper:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Bashful Blue, Real Red

Accessories:  Real Red Satin Ribbon, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Modern label punch, word window punch.

17 September 2011 – New Punch

I have recently purchased the new Doily Triple Layer punch and I just love it!!  I can’t wait to show it to my stamp club girls!!

I also got the new seam binding ribbon and it is lovely to use.  So easy to tie into a bow.

I cased this card from Debra on Splitcoast Stampers and just changed the colours to suit what I had.  Thanks also to the Colour Coach for helping with the colours, gotta love it!

A bit fiddly, but certainly has the wow factor!!

Stamp set:  Create a Cupcake

Ink:  Baja Breeze

Paper:  Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, 2 1/2″ circle punch, doily triple layer punch, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch, scallop trim border punch, Victoria lace, baja breeze seam binding ribbon, hemp twine, Antique brads, pearls.

6 August 2011 – ESAD Retiring List 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 New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

So you would have arrived here from Juliette Chapman’s Blog .  I’ve decided to make two cards using the gorgeous Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper.  I tried to not use the Big Shot but I couldn’t help it!!!

Stamp Sets:  Fun & Fast Notes,  Priceless

Ink:  So Saffron, Poppy Parade

Paper:  Sunny Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade

Accessories:  Big Shot, Birds & Blooms sizzlits, Hodgepodge Hardware, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch.

Stamp Set:  Great Friend

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait

Paper:  Sunny Garden DSP, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  White Organza ribbon, Pearls, Scallop Trim Border Punch

To continue on the Hop, visit Yvonne Walker’s Blog.

Here’s a list of all the blog’s in the hop.  Enjoy!!!

1.    Keryn Campbell – http://www.kerynscards.blogspot.com

2.   Michelle Martin – http://www.ministamper.com

3.   Richelle Fletcher – http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com

4.   Sharlene Meyer – http://www.magpiecreates.com

5.   Karen Southwell – http://kareniescrafts.blogspot.com

6.   Carole Stedman – http://www.carolestamping.com

7.   Sherylee Tutt – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sherylee/blog

 8.   Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com

9.   Juliette Chapman – http://www.juleskraftikrafts.blogspot.com

10.  Rebecca Scurr – http://www.stampinwithrebecca.wordpress.com

11.    Yvonne Walker – http://www.yvonnescreativecorner.blogspot.com

12.  Karen Rogers  – http://www.karenstampz.co.nz

13.  Dani Fender  – http://www.danifender.blogspot.com

14.  Cathy Clark  – http://www.cathyclark.com.au

15.  Tanya Bell  – http://www.stampingt.com.au

16.  Kelly Nelson  – http://www.kellysstampinspot.wordpress.com

17.  Sharlene Torres – http://www.stampwithsharlene.com

18.  Kari Hughes  – http://www.karigail.wordpress.com

19.  Mel Sharp – http://www.astampaddiction.blogspot.com

20.  Christie Kunkel  – http://www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com

21.  Debbie Lamb  – http://debstampinstyle.blogspot.com

22.  Clare McIlhatton – http://www.crafty-cow.com

23.  Michelle Halling  – http://michellehcreations.blogspot.com

24.  Nicole VanSteelandt Derendorf  – http://www.stampingdownunder.wordpress.com

25.  Elizabeth Dyson  – http://www.libbystampz.blogspot.com/

26.  Joanne Kechagias – http://www.joannekechagias.blogspot.com

13 July 2011

I hope you are enjoying winter!!  It has certainly hit with a vengence!!

I’ve just finished a couple of cards that I had left over from a workshop.  I’ve had the pieces on my desk for ages, so it’s nice to finally get them done!!  At our last stamp class, we made an easel card using the scallop squares duo die from the latest mini catalogue.  It inspired me to make one with the bigger scalloped square die from the summer mini.  These cards are so easy to make but look very impressive!!

Here’s the side view!!

And here’s the inspiration!!  (The pumpkin pie card was actually inspired by a card that I received as a swap at Convention, so thanks to Sharon Turnbull for a great swap!!)

Stamp sets:  Bring on the Cake, Scribble This

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise (thanks, colour coach!!)

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories:  Big Shot, Clear Large Scallop Square die, Subtles buttons, Melon mambo pom pom trim, pastels, mini glue dots, word window punch, Decorative label punch.