Monday, January 25, 2010

Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop














Welcome to all blog hoppers!!

I'm very excited about the blog hop that the ESAD group have put together. For those of you not familiar with who the ESAD group are, please let me explain. ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it's an online group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who speak regularly via emails and on-line forums. We love what we do and we love to share it with our customers, friends and (of course) our blog visitors.


If you are an Australian or New Zealand Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to join this fantastic group please click here. If you are not currently a Demonstrator, but have been thinking about starting your own business, or simply just want to purchase the starter kit, please email me at the address on the right of this screen.


Now, down to what I have created for you..... This blog hop is all about promoting the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets (see blow posts to see how you can get your free stamp sets). I have used the Whimsical Words set for both my projects.


Project 1 - A Scrapbook Page
I've scrapped a page of my immediate family.  Caitlin (7yo daughter) took this photo at Christmas with her new camera (another scrapbooker in the making (lol)).  We don't very often get the opportunity to all be together (Mum and Dad are currently living in Perth), so I am delighted with this page.



I just love how bright and colourful this page is.  I've used quite a few products from the Summer Mini Catalogue to create this page.


Ingredients:
Stamp Set:  Whimsical Words
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango 12x12 card stock, Kaleidascope Designer Series Paper, (scrap/offcuts of designer series paper to cover chipboard letters), Pacific Point, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Pacific Point
Accessories:  On Board Loads of Letters and Batch of Blooms, Brads, large circle Metal Edge Tag, Flower Fusion felt flowers, 4.4cm Circle Punch, Circle Scissor, Basic Jumbo Grommets, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" ribbon, Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, So Saffron ribbon (from previous promotion), dimensionals, snail, double sided tape.


Project 2 - A New Baby Boy
I haven't had the need to make many baby cards lately, so I enjoyed making this card for a change from the usual birthday cards.

I think the glitter around the edges of the images looks lovely, unfortunately the photo doesn't quite show it off.


Ingredients:
Stamp Sets:  Whimsical Words, Nursery Necessities
Card Stock:  Bashful Blue textured card stock, Whisper White card stock
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Barely Banana
Accessories:  Oval Scallop Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Bashful Blue striped grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Daimonds, dauber, dimensionals, two way glue, double sided tape


Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of my creations.


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If you are taking part in the blog hop please visit all the blog hop blogs, leave a comment on each site and you will be eligible to enter a blog candy draw - remember, you must leave a comment at each blog involved in the blog hop.


Continue your blog hop now to Kerri Hunter's gorgeous website and thank you VERY MUCH for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you'll come back soon.

56 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi Karen!! Your first visitor of the Hop!! (lol) I love your projects particularly the baby card. Can't wait to get my hands on some SAB Sets!!

Cheers

Caroline

julzlarner said...

um sorry Julx Johnston

Sarah Stevens said...

So lovely - love this set! The scrap page is just beautiful, thanks for sharing

Tanya Kitto said...

Karen, your creations are fantastic. I seriously thought about the Whimsical words, but after alot of tooing & froing went with Vintage Labels :) Thanks for joining in with the Blog Hop & thanks for sharing your lovely creations
Tanya

Leonie said...

wonderful layout and cards karen - love them. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Charmaine Black said...

Great work Karen, I love the page, very inspiring. Thanks for joining in, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Mel said...

Your scrapbook page and card are both absolutley gorgeous! I cant wait to get my hands on this set! Thanks for sharing. xx

Tina G said...

Great projects. Love the glitter.

Samantha I said...

Beautiful baby card! And the DS papers look great on your page.

Debbie Williams said...

Wow, love both the scrap page and the card. Thanks for sharing.

Louise Sutton said...

These are both fabulous! I'm certainly going to CASE.

Billie said...

your card is fab and i love the ribbons and embelishments on the scrapbook page, you've given me some fantastic ideas for my own pages.

Conway Creations said...

Very nice. I love the scrap booking page and the baby's card is gorgeous.

Caroline said...

ooh I think I am back at where I started!!! Time check - first post 10.59am - Now 1.10pm = Time for a cuppa!! lol

Wow what a journey through beautiful inspiring work!!

Thanks

Caroline

Tania Salvati said...

Love your work.

Liz said...

Fantastic card and layout!

Keegan Rigby said...

Cute! : )

Alana Galagher said...

Love how you have used the circle scissors on you layout & your card is just gorgeous. TFS :-)

Sonia G said...

Wow! You make me want to scrapbook - and that's a pretty tall order. This is a fantastic page. TFS

Aliessa said...

Wow, your projects are gorgeous!

Cathy Clark said...

Great layout - I just love the little flowers! Cute baby card too!
TFS

Lynda said...

Wow....2 s'book pages in a row and a cute-to-boot bubba card. Both are just stunning. i don't s'book, but I totally appreciate those who do!!

Nanette said...

Love the baby card! Lovely work!

Susan Joyce said...

Cool scrappin!!

julzlarner said...

I really like what you have done with this page especially the embellishments and the way the colours work together so well. Over all very impresive

Anonymous said...

This was great, I love the colours.

Rachel Jackson said...

Beautiful. Rach:)

Danielle Daws said...

Love the ribbon on your card!

Teri said...

Love the card especially.

Leonie said...

my, my, both such beautiful projects :)

Jodene said...

Very pretty! I love those soft colours, just gorgeous.

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Very nice!

Lynn said...

Love your scrap page and the card is gorgeous!

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I LOVE your baby card! It is so stinkin' cute..

TFS~
Wendy Hawkinson

Kia Mellor said...

I love your choice of DSP's and colours..thanks for sharing :-)

yoginaki said...

Love the baby card well done

LISA said...

Thanks for the great layout using circles, i am going to use that to try out my new circle cutter.

Lisa H

The Sherrys said...

Great page! Love the card too.
Del Sherry

Richelle said...

Ur baby card is great! And so is your scrapbook page! Thanks for sharing :)

Larissa said...

great job - you have used the set so well!!

Nancie said...

These are great...colours are just lovely

Xanapan said...

Beautiful work Karen - thank you for sharing!

Alisha73 said...

Hi Karen, 2 things in your post I wasnt sure of before now I know after seeing your layout I will have to get 1: the DSP and 2: the cirsle scissor. The layout is perfect for the picture too great job

Annette said...

Beautiful Creations :-)

sam said...

beautiful use of the stamps

Annette said...

Lovely work... thanks for showing us.

Anonymous said...

Lee Thomas said...
Karen, love your scrapbook page. I have a new nephewcoming this year so thanks for the baby card idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, love the card and your scrapbook page. I've just ordered both the papers and stamp set you've used. Great Choice. Sylvia

Jodie Jenkinson said...

Great ideas!!

Joanne said...

Whimsical Words is just so flexible - I want the set NOW!

Jac said...

Always happy to see a photo opportunity taken - so often they are missed. Great layout & love the card.

*Spring Blossom* said...

Oh Whimsical Words is so versatile, can't wait to get my set

Dianne and Jason said...

I love the baby boy card - thanks for your great ideas

Ronnie said...

I love the wonder card. amazing! Ronnie.

Leonie Newman said...

love your work.. thanks for sharing .. Leonie Newman

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