Saturday, August 6, 2011

ESAD Retirement Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

I haven't been very active on my blog of late. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head but unfortunately when I sit down to create it just doesn't happen.

Well today I am part of an ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop. With lots of wonderful goodies retiring at the end of this month we have decided that it would be a great idea to show case some of our very soon to be missed items. Don't forget that once the 1st September comes around this products will not be able to be purchased from Stampin' Up! so if you want anything you should think about ordering now.

What is ESAD I hear you ask?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! 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 for 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 and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please fee free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You may have come here from the incredibly talented Monique Fielder but if not and you are starting here don't worry. As this is a blog hop just click on the link of the next person at the end of each post and you will complete the circle. There are 25 wonderful blogs for you to visit. So go and get yourself a coffee, sit back and enjoy!!!

Today I have decided to showcase two stamp sets. The first is Great Friend and I have teamed it up with the gorgeous specialty DSP Sweet & Sour. Now this is a DSP I wasn't sure on to begin with but nearly 12 months later I will be sad to see it go. Likewise with Great Friend. When this set appeared in a Spring Mini back in 2009 I wasn't sure of it. Then I just had to have it but unfortunately it has been sadly neglected until now:-(

I have made 4 cards and a matching cardholder to hold them in.

The cardholder front.

The cardholder open with the cards and envelopes inside. Due to the ribbon on the cards this cardholder holds 4 cards perfectly.

Materials Used: All Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Great Friend (retiring)
Paper: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP (retiring)
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Other: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring), 5/8" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring), Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool,  Elegant Bouquet EF, Polka Dot EF, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals.

The other set I have decided to use is the lovely Christmas Set A Wish for Peach. I love this set and have used it lots. I particularly like it in blues although I have experimented with Always Artichoke and River Rock. For my items today I have decided to use Night of Navy and Marina Mist.

If you look closely at the cards you will see that I have used the Framed Embossing Technique. Such a cool technique and one that I will be using in this months Christmas Stamp A Stack - in fact if you come to class you will get to make these cards. You may also notice that the dove looks like it is two different colours. I have used the Rock and Roll technique by inking the image in Marina Mist and then carefully rolling the outside edges of the image onto Night of Navy. A simple technique that gives it that little bit extra. The Church image has been inked in Marina Mist and then I have used a sponge dauber to apply Night of Navy to the centre tree. I have also added some bling by applying two way glue and dazzling diamonds to the images.

I have also 'stamped' the Church and Dove images onto candles. I have made a little gift box to pop them in and keeping with the theme have used Night of Navy and Marina Mist again.

Materials Used: All Stampin' Up! (apart from the candles and tissue paper used!!!)
Stamps: A Wish for Peace (retiring), Four the Holidays, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Other: 5/8" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring), 5/8" Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring),Vintage Wallpaper EF, Polka Dot EF, Finial Press EF, Two Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Rhinestone Brad,  Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write.

Now that you have seen what I have created it is now time for you to hop off to see the lovely creations of the talented Rebecca Scurr.

I will be back with more items from my many sets that are retiring (sob).

Thanks for looking today.

'Til next time,



Leonie Schroder said...

Oh Wow Juliette!! I love the pink & orange great friend cards - i just love that colour combo and will be sad to see Sweet n Sour go :/
I also love your Christmas cards and colour combination ... just gorgeous :)

Keryn Campbell said...

Wow so much hard work Juliette! Both your collections are beautiful.

Monique said...

Lovely cards, Juliette. I am going to miss Great Friend.

Mel said...

Wow Juliette! I love all your projects, and am sorry to see both these stamp sets and designer series paper go. I'm going to have such a full month trying to case everyone's projects while we still have the products! TFS xxx

Karen said...

Oh like wow as I scrolled down your projects just jumped out at me. Great work, oh no A wish for peace maybe I need to get this one...

Cathy Clark said...

You have been busy! Love the colour combination. Fabulous projects Juliette!

Nicole Derendorf said...

wow! Those candles are gorgeous!

Carole said...

Beautiful cards and those candles are just gorgeous.

Amanda said...

After seeing those beautiful cards with the cardholder Juliette, I think I had better crack out my very first ever stamp set...Great Friend...and do a bit of CASEing. You are SO inspirational.
Love ya.

Debbie Lamb said...

OMG - you have outdone yourself Juliette! The Great Friend Stationery kit is stunning! I love Night of Navy and Marina Mist together and the adorable box that houses the candles. I'll definitely have to case these.

sally Williams said...

I love it all, your folder and cards are fabulous Juliette. Thanks for sharing

Frances said...

Wow, what a treat you had waiting for us on your blog! Love everything you've shared with us today - will certainly come back another day and look through past posts!

Jo Weedon said...

Juliette, how do you do the technique so that the embossing doesnt go all over the cardstock? Please share your secret :)

Richelle said...

LOVE the Christmas cards!! And I'm wiht Jo, any tips for the framed embossing technique? I'm going to have to find out more and try that!!

kari said...

wow! love all your projects ... so many of them! thanks for sharing!

Shellie G said...

Just hopped over from facebook (i think) to do some hopping. I have to say I'm really loving your style and am now a follower :-)


Related Posts with Thumbnails