Thursday, April 1, 2010

ESAD Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Yay!  It's the 1st of April which means the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue has been launched today.  If you'd like a copy of the new catalogue mailed to you, please email me and I'll pop one in the mail to you.  Otherwise, take a look at it on-line by clicking on the image of the catalogue on the right.  Enjoy!!!

 If you are taking part in the ESAD Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop - WELCOME. You will have just "hopped" over here from Julliette Chapman's blog.

I'm delighted to be taking part in another blog-hop with the wonderfully, talented group at ESAD.

What is ESAD?  Well, it stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it's an online group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  We all love to craft and share our creations, not only with our customers, friends and blog visitors, but 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's needed.

So, if you're a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.  If you're interested in becoming a Demonstrator so that you too can be a  part of this talented group, please contact me.

For this blog hop I've made several things to share with you.  A pillow-box, a scrapbook page and a card.

Elegant Pillow-Box

This cute little box was created with my brand new Big Shot die-cutting machine (yes, I'm a little excited about having it).  Using Elegant Eggplant card stock, I cut out the image with the pillow-box die and then randomly stamped the large flower from Vintage Vogue onto it with Elegant Eggplant ink.  I decided to purchase this stamp set in the new clear mount rubber stamps and I think I've been converted!!

To embellish the box I used the Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Sizzlits Die to cut the leaf  from Certainly Celery card stock and tied Certainly Celery ribbon around the centre of the box.  I then used the Buttons # 5 Sizzlits Die to cut out the button and gave it a gloss with Crystal Effects.

This box is a perfect size for popping in a small piece of jewellery as a gift.  It would also be a great way to present a small gift for hostesses (would you like one?)




Cup Cake Scrapbook Page

I haven't been scrapping for long, but I must confess that when I do make a page, I thoroughly enjoy it.  This page was created of Holly, my youngest (of 3) children.   Bailey joined his big sister, Caitlin, at school this year which means that Holly and I have lots of quality time together.  On this particular day we decided to make cup cakes.  They were delicious...




































One of the biggest reasons (but who really needs a reason- right?) why I LOVE the Big Shot is because of the alphabet dies.  These are great!!  Even if you don't scrapbook, but you  like to add names to cards - these are a must.

For this page I've used several sheets of the Cottage Wall designer series paper as the background and for  the lettering.  The squares are cut from Rich Razzleberry (one of the new colours) and I've stamped the flowers from the Vintage Vogue stamp set (this is my new fav).






A few brads, ribbon and the scallop edge punch have been used to embellish.  Overall, I'm really happy with the final page.












Lots of Bots Robot Card

For this card I've used the Lots of Bots stamp set.  This is a great set and I'm sure it will get a lot of use this year (due to having a 6 year old son).

I've used Pacific Point card stock for the  background and I crimped a piece of silver card stock to add some texture.  I would have liked to have used silver eyelets but I didn't have any so had to make do with the black ones.  I coloured the image in with ink and blender pens.

Bailey thinks it's a "cool" card, so I guess that's good.

As part of this blog hop we are again offering Blog Candy (not lollies, but gifts from the Demonstrators).  What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me (or who ever you started with).  Once you've visited and commented on every blog, then you'll need to email Sharlene at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com who will then put your name into the draw for the blog candy.  There will be one winner from New Zealand and one from Australia.

Your next blog to hop on over to is the talented Karen Rogers.  Thanks for visiting and please don't forget to leave a comment.  Happy Hopping!!

31 comments:

Karen Rogers said...

all fabulous what a great job you've done - do love Vintage Vogue - so scrummy

Mae Collins said...

Love the scrapbook page - very tempting!

Genelle Little said...

Amazing work Karen - I love your page, it is perfect!

Juliette Chapman said...

Karen - these are lovely. I love the Scrapbook page. I too have a feeling that Lots of Bots will be getting quite a workout here too!!!

Janferie said...

Just lovely! Mmm... that Lots of Bots that I was thinking about getting - yes I will get it, even though my son is nearly 14; oh well, there are always little nephews, lol!

Shandell said...

What a gorgeous boy card - how cute is that robot?!?!

Charmaine Black said...

These are simply gorJus! well done on creating these works of art, I especially love the layout and now I NEED a cup cake fix! Thanks for sharing, lots of inky hugs from Cahrmaine :-)

Allison Brudenell said...

Eeep! Glad to see that someone has used the robot stamp! It's one of my faves... :D

Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison Brudenell

createwithnicki said...

Those photos make for a perfect scrap page. You have incorporated so many new products :) Thanks for sharing!

kari said...

LOVE the scrapbook page! gorgeous work, Karen! thanks for sharing!

Louise P said...

Love the scrapbook page. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leonie said...

Karen I love what you've done and I soooo want .. no need those alphabet dies! Thanks for participating in the blog hop

Corinna said...

Hi Karen,

I typed a long spiel as a comment before & lost it when trying to publish but what I really want to say is how much I love your pillow box - you've made it so modern & funky - didn't need those sizzlets till now - LOL thanks for enabling.

Corinna

Anne said...

Love the scrapbook page - especially the recipe...

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the scrapbook page with the vintage vogue stamps ans new DSP. I didn't even think about using it in scrapbooking...thanks for inspiring. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

Susan Joyce said...

Nice projects Karen! Love your scrap page.

Jane Norrish said...

Love the cupcake page, another use for my favourite stamp set.

Rebecca said...

I too love the scrapbook page it is gorgeous

Roslyn Vest said...

Lovely work Karen. The scrapbook page is great!

Roslyn

Anonymous said...

hi, i love your page and the way you have used numbers along with the photos then journaled the comments
Sharna

Gail Kirby said...

Hi Karen

I love the cupcake page - the colours look so great together.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is a lovely page! You should be really pleased with it Karen! So many sweet ideas! Love the RR/CC colour combo on the pouch box. Stampin' Hugs, Andrea xxx

Meighan said...

Love the scrapbook page, it has captured a create moment. I really like the Elegant Eggplant pillow box and robot cards too. Regards Meighan

Theresa said...

Love the cupcake page!

mona99 said...

I love your scrapbook page. I have pictures of my daughter making cakes, but never thought I scrapping it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Richelle said...

ROFL at your 5 steps to cupcakes! Its sooo true! Thanks for sharing ur fab creations

wendie69 said...

Love your work, vintage vouge set is just gorgeous.

Annette said...

Karen,

I especially love the Robot card. It looks Awesome!

Cheers
Annette

Rochelle said...

Your scrapbook page is beautiful Karen. Love your use of Cottage Wall DSP and the Vintage Vogue curled flowers look fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow that cupcake page looks beautiful, lovely layout.
Diana

Princess Stephanie said...

Oh rats...another stamp set to add to the list. Little boy cards can be so tricky but the robot is perfect!