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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!