16 September 2012 – ESAD 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!

It’s time again for another 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.

Now the blog hop started at Chloe Evans and you may be joining in from across the sea with the talented Narelle Hoggard, but if you are joining in here, no worries, just keeping on hopping around each blog until you get back here.

Now for my project.  I’ve joined in a couple of the U-Stamp with Dawn Big Shot classes and received lots of templates for great projects but I’ve rarely used them. (Bad, I know!!)  I wanted to make something a little different this time, so I had a look through my templates and decided upon the Petal Cone Accordion Wreath which was designed by Betty Traciak.

I have used the Summer Smooches DSP which is so bright and cheery, just right for spring.  You need to cut out lots of petal cones from the die and also the half scallop circles.  I’ve also used the bird from Betsy’s Blossoms and the For you comes from Layered Labels.  I just love the matching framelits.  (I must confess, I’m rather addicted to the framelits, I’ve bought nearly all of them!!  and the rest are on the list!!)

Here’s a close up of the centre.

I’ve used the Scallop circle die and I’ve place rhinestones in each scallop (did you know that there are 30!).  I’ve used one of my favourite embossing folders, Elegant Lines.  The birdie is sitting on a branch from the Bird builder punch.  I also cut out the wing of the bird and popped it out with a dimensional.    I had stamped the whole image from the Layered Labels stamp set in Rich Razzleberry but it need a bit of Daffodil Delight to brighten it up.  I used the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon for the bow.

Stamp Set:  Layered Labels, Betsy’s Blossoms

Ink:  Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry

Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Scallop circle die, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, bird builder punch, rhinestones, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon.

Now your next stop on the hop is with the very talented Delys Cram from New Zealand.  Just click on her name and enjoy your trip across the sea!

Here’s a list of all the blogs in the hop, in case you get side tracked.  I hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations from these talented ladies.  Just click on their name and it will take you to their page.

1. Chole Evans 

2.  Pauline Bennetts 

3. Theresa Schirmer 

4. Sharlene Meyer 

5. Ann Gerlach 

6. Corina Beyer 

7. Nikki Sadler 

8. Andrea Buckland

9. Keryn Campbell 

10. Kathryn Ruddick

11. Richelle Fletcher 

12. Jane Norrish

13. Michelle Halling 

14. Juilette Chapman

15. Tanya Bell 

16. Alisha Watson 

17. Narelle Hoggard 

18. Rebecca Scurr – (That’s me!)

19. Delys Cram 

20. Yvonne Walker

21. Libby Dyson 

22. Kylie Clemmence 

23. Monique Fielder 

24. Karen McGoldric 

25. Sam Simpson

2 September 2012 – It’s here!!

It’s so exciting, the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalogue is here!!!

There are so many gorgeous new stamps, designer series papers to die for, ribbon to drool over and Big Shot dies!!  My heart is happy!!  You will be excited to know that we have virtually the same catalogue as the US market, which is great news!

We are also launching the very first Seasonal Catalogue at the same time.  The mini catalogues have been replaced by Seasonal Catalogues.  They are available longer, (this one is here until 31 January), and are bigger.  I have to say that the Christmas range is fabulous!!  I’ve got some of it and it is great!!

If you would like to receive a copy of both, please contact me with your postal details, and I’ll send one out to you.  Or you can host a party and receive all the amazing hostess beneifts!!

Today’s card is using one of the new big shot framelits, Apothecary Accents.  I love framelits!!  They are so easy to use and look fab.  I have cased this card.

Stamp Set:  Layered Labels, Kindness Matters

Paper:  Basic Gray, Primrose Petals

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms punch, small oval punch, silver brad

30 August 2012 – Sneak Peak 4

I hope you are enjoying the cards that I made for my Catalogue launch.  This next one was inspired from this one here.  I have used the gorgeous Summer Smooches DSP.

Stamp Set:  Creative Elements, Layered Labels

Paper:  Midnight Muse, Summer Smooches DSP, Whisper White,  Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon.

We made the next card at the launch.  It was a bit challenging but all the girls were up to it!!  I cased this one from here.  I love using markers to ink up the stamp.  Looks so pretty!  I hand cut the stamped image as we don’t have the matching framelits yet.

Stamp Set:  Forever with You

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Soft Suede marker, Summer Starfruit marker, Midnight Muse marker,

Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, pearls