ESAD Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

ESAD Saleabration blog hop banner

Welcome to the ESAD 2014 Sale-a-bration Blog Hop.  Have you had a chance to look over the SAB catalogue yet, if not I suggest you do it before it goes live on Tuesday.  Don’t have one – contact me and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

Today I’m excited to be previewing some of the fabulous product you can earn free during Sale-a-bration. starting the end of January.

If you have been following the hop in order you will have come from Gail’s blog #23 on the ESAD Blog Hop.  If you get off track at any time you can see the full lineup at the end of this post.  Just click on the next link and you’ll be on your way again.

I have two projects to share with you today featuring the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (133521) and the You’re Lovely (133575 wood & 133578 clear) stamp set.  The colours in this paper are fantastic, subtle and soft with a hint of black to make  them pop.  They coordinate beautifully with the stamps sets from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

First up is a gift card holder which uses the pop’n’cut die as a base.

pop n cut gift card

The gift card slots neatly into a secondary flap inside the card.

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My second project is an envelope card.  I love the simplicity of a card and envelope all in one and the belly band holds it all together nicely for posting.  The cute little Banner punch (133519) also gets a guernsey here – it’s so easy to whip together a banner using patterned paper or pair it with the Banner Blast (133551 wood & 133554 clear) stamp set, also free during Sale-a-bration, for your own unique creation.

I'm Lovely envelope card

I apologise for the poor photography.  I was really struggling with these pictures but I’m not quite sure what the problem was.  This was the first project I’ve done since returning from my Christmas break so maybe I’m just a little “off my game”.  Hopefully it’s not a trend lol!

Make sure you head on over to the next blog on the hop and see what Sally has in store for you.  Thanks for visiting and I hope I see you again soon!

Supplies: If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, you can order any of the supplies used to make these projects through my online store.  Or if you’d like to host a party and earn yourself some freebies – who doesn’t love freebies right! – contact me and we’ll organise a date.

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! demonstratorsur.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,  ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Here is the complete blog hop list just in case you get lost.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

2.  Kathryn Ruddick

www.katlodesigns.com

3.  Nikki Sadler

www.nikkisadler.com

4.  Emily Campbell

www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.co.nz

5.  Keryn Campbell

www.kerynscards.com

6.  Leonie Schroder

www.stamp-a-latte.com

7.  Chloe Evans

www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com

8.  Amity Knight

www.stampinamity.com.au

9.  Alisha Watson

www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

10.  Ann Gerlach

www.discoversu.com

11.  Delys Cram

www.delysc.wordpress.com

12.  Monique Fielder

www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com

13. Andrea Buckland

www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

14.  Paula Reid

www.yellowbearnz.blogspot.com

15.  Pauline Bennetts

www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

16.  Dianne Dunk

www.stampartbydi.typepad.com

17.  Tamsin Adams

www.tamsinadams.blogspot.com

18.  Corina Beyer

www.beyondinkstamper.com

19.  Richelle Fletcher
www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com

20.  Mel Sharp
www.astampaddiction.com

21.  Christie Kunkel
www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com

22.  Nerida Carter
www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com

23.  Gail Kirby
www.stampwithgail.blogspot.com

24.  Michelle Grech – You are HERE!
www.stampmeshell.wordpress.com

25.  Sally Williams
www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.com

ESAD 2013-14 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and thank you for joining us for the ESAD 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Blog Hop.  Today the ESAD girls are excited to introduce to you a range of projects designed to inspire you with ideas for the products available in our new catalogue.

Today I am first on the hop so you should be starting from here, if you get off track the full blog lineup below will help you move in the right direction so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations.

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 love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, leave me a comment with your email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

My projects today showcases the new Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, coordinating Washi Tape and the fabulous pressed clay and silicone moulds.  When I first saw this paper I was reminded of two things, picnics on a sunny day and washing blowing in the breeze.

Check out those fabulous little clothes pegs from the Tag a Bag Gift Tags and the Gingham Garden Washi Tape holding up my clothes line.  I love Washi Tape – you’ll be seeing lots of it in the future I’m sure there are so many ways to use it.

Garden DSP

Keeping  the washing theme I’ve used some plain wooden clothes pegs here to construct a fridge magnet for bills or notes.  I covered the pegs with you guessed it ……..Washi Tape.  The sweet little flowers were made using Stampin’ Up!’s new pressed clay, a moulding clay you press into a silicone mould then leave to air dry.  Voila –  your own embellishments.  They make the perfect addition to your projects especially since you can make them in coordinating colours using reinkers.  I had so much fun I couldn’t stop making them.  I have tons of flowers now they will last all year.

Gingham Garden Fridge Magnet

My next project were these sweet paper lanterns.  You might remember making these in primary school….I do.

Gingham Garden Lanterns

As I mentioned earlier the first thought to come to mind when I saw the Gingham Garden DSP was picnics.  I suspect it has something to do with the melon mambo gingham stripes which reminds me of tablecloths you might put down under a picnic basket.  I thought these cute little lanterns would look perfect hanging around the garden on a summers day.   I had every  intention of photographing these all strung up in my garden but unfortunately the weather here in Melbourne today was not that kind.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today.  Remember products from the new annual are available to order from today.  If you’d like to order drop me a line or alternatively you can order through my on-line store.

The next stop is the talented Juliette Chapman at Jules Krafti Krafts stop number 2 on the ESAD blog hop.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you here again soon.

ESAS new catalogue next

1.   Michelle Grech (you are here)

2.   Juliette Chapman

3.   Michelle Halling

4.   Keryn Campbell

5.   Kylie Clemmence

6.   Sharlene Meyer

7.   Anne Wills

8.   Gail Kirby

9.   Rochelle Blok

10.   Andrea Buckland

11.  Delys Cram

12.   Chloe Evans

13.   Monique Fielder

14.   Christie Kunkel 

15.   Jenny Humphreys

16.   Tayna Bell 

17.   Marsha Hulland

18.   Richelle Fletcher 

19.   Libby Dyson

20.   Anna Mathieson 

21.  Corina Beyer

22.   Emily Campbell

23.   Narelle Hoggard

24.   Amity Knight

25.   Angie Jones