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

25 January 2010 – Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

I am a member of a yahoo email group, ESAD (Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators) which is for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to share ideas, ask questions, run swaps, share tutorials, participate in challenges and generally chat and get excited about Stampin’ Up!

If you are an Australian or New Zealand SU! demonstrator, you can join the group by going to the group (ESAD).

Following the success of the Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop in December, I am delighted to be a part of the Sale-a-bration blog hop.    Follow the links and visit each blog to see fabulous creations made with the stamp sets that you can earn for free during the Sale-a-bration period.  Comment on each blog, then send an email to Leonie with your name and email address.  ( leonie@stamp-a-latte.com)

Here are a couple of cards that I have made with the Whimiscal Words set.  I just love the words used in this set!!

I’ve used the Hello Again Stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue on the Pink Passion strip.  This is a really cute set that can be used for all sorts of occasions.  I’ve also used the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from the mini.  This is a gorgeous paper which uses the Bold Brights colour range.  I don’t use these often but this paper just matches perfectly (well, what would we expect from Stampin’ Up!!)

I’ve stamped the words onto Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the new 1 3/4″ circle punch and then created a Tempting Turquoise circle with the Circle Scissor Plus.  I’ve layered it all together with whisper white 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon and done a bow to end it all off.

I am having a blitz on the pink flamingo designer series paper at the moment.  It was included in the recent clearance sale and I’ve been using it a lot!! 

I have used cameo coral cardstock as the base and inked cupcake standard wheel in the same colour for a lovely tone-on-tone effect.  I used the wheel guide to help me out on the whisper white as I can’t go straight on my own (especially when it is for something important!!).  I coloured the cakes with the Stampin’ Write markers (cameo coral, real red and summer sun) and added a touch of glitter with the two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds (now I dazzle as well!! and my craft table and my work top!!)

I then layered with summer sun cardstock and the pink flamingo dsp.  I stamped onto whisper white using cameo coral ink and then punched it out using the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Couple of dimensions on the back and you’re set to go!!!

I love this stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and it’s even better when it’s free!!!  If you would like to earn this set for free, there are two ways you can do so.  Place an order for $100 or host a workshop and achieve over $600 in sales.   If you are interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join as you will receive an extra stamp set of your choice to the value of $79.95 with your starter kit.  Email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or phone 0408 193 792 today to get in early!!

The next blog to visit is by Ros Davidson.