Good morning everyone,
I hope you are ready for another ESAD blog hop! Better go and grab yourself a cuppa as you will be hopping for a while.
What is ESAD I hear you say?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group for just Australian and New Zealand 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 of 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 support each other when it's needed.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here and join our wonderful group.
Now without further ado onto the hopping!!!
You may have arrived here from looking at the wonderful creations of ROS DAVIDSON but if you are just starting here don't worry you will be able to complete the hop by clicking on the name at the bottom of each post along the way.
When I first saw the Top Note Die (that is exclusive to Stampin' Up!) I just knew I had to have it. There are endless possibilities that you can use it for. I also immediately fell in love with the Manhattan Flower Texture Impressions Embossing Folder as it is so much like one of my favorite Stamp Sets Fifth Avenue Floral.
I have chosen to show case both of these in two separate projects.
The first one is a little purse. Now there are lots out there in cyberland which use the Scallop Circle Die for the 'flap' but not having the Scallop Circle Die I thought I would improvise with the Top Note Die as well.
Here is a side view of the purse.
Materials Used (All Stampin' Up! appart from the velcro dot!!)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Build a Brad, Pink Pirouette 5/8" Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Jumbo Eylets.
Next I have made a Photo Album. Now I saw one of these on Lynn Pratt's blog - but being a tight arse (did I say that?) I don't tend to purchase other peoples tutorials - so I had to make this up myself.
Now this would make a wonderful present at any time of the year - I can see endless opportunities to make this. Here is the outside. I have stamped the outside of the album with the Rose from Fifth Avenue Floral in Rose Red.
Now you could embelish the inside with what ever you want but as I had not decided on the photos I wanted to put in it I have left it. There is also space to write on it if you want.
Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my offerings as much as I enjoyed making them for you. If you would like to leave a comment on this post that would be great. We are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me. Once you've visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email Sharlene (with your full name) at email@example.com who will then put your name into the draw for the blog candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia.
Now it is time for you to hop off to the wonderful creations of Steph Pike.
Oh and if you get lost here is a list of all the blogs taking part in today's blog hop.
Angelia Purdie - www.kintakards.webs.com
Lisa Jansen - www. lisajansen.com.au
Nicki Turner - www. createwithnicki.wordpress.com
Angie Brown - www.stampindreams.com.au
Andrea Buckland - www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com
Ros Davidson - www.rosdavidson.typepad.com
Juliette Chapman - www.juleskraftikrafts.blogspot.com
Steph Pike - www.stampingwithsteph.com.au
Debbie William - www.debsstampincreations.blogspot.com
Nikki Sadler -www.inkyart.com.au
Melissa Barkworth - www.melbarkwith.wordpress.com
Jane Norrish - www.janenorrish.com
Susan Joyce - www.catsinkcorporated.blogspot.com
Keryn Campbell - www.kerynscards.blogspot.com
Gardenia Pepworth - www.alittlelessuseless.wordpress.com
'Til next time,