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ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to another Blog hop from ESAD. What an exciting time of the year for us as demonstrators with not one but the release of 2 catalogues on September 1. I am sure you are enjoying the blog hop round this time just as much as I am. Thank you for visiting, you may be starting here or have come from Chloe’s lovely blog. Either way take the time to have a cuppa and leave some comments, we love hearing from you.

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 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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I know that its all about the holidays and Christmas, but I found the whole Orchard Harvest Suite offered on pages 28, 29 and 30 of our holiday catalogue very hard to pass by so I decided to use these in my blog entry for ESAD today. First up, how fantastic to walk into the local Target a couple of weeks ago and I found these lovely, great quality, face towels that just happened to match Lucky Limeade, More Mustard and Island Indigo. Here is what I came up with and yes I did case the idea from the catalogue but hey they make wonderful gifts and look lovely.

Face Towels

Face Towels

I still cant believe how lucky I was to be able to match the cardstock so closely. You cant give gifts without cards so I made coordinating cards and made sure to stamp the envelopes.

Matching Cards

I have had a lot of fun with these as you can just use the framelets directly onto the the DSP or stamp images with the matching Perfectly Preserved stamp set. The use of the Bakers Twine and Linen thread start to give these cards a really ‘country’ feel and I am sure they are going to make wonderful gifts. I also did my launch last week, it turned out fairly well so to showcase off some of the rest of this suite, I decided to do up a couple of jars of preserves bought from the local supermarket. How lovely will these look with a packet of crackers in a basket for more gifts. They just looked so cute, I couldnt leave them out of my post.

Fabric Covered Jars

Last but not least, I have a money tin inside that I am putting spare change in for spending money at Convention next year. I found the tin I bought from the $2 shop a bit boring and the same as all the rest on the shelves and I really wanted to showcase the wonderful DSP off a bit more at my launch so I covered my tin and made a matching little notecard to go with it.

Altered Tin and Matching Note card

It looks so much better amongst my stash than that boring $20 note that was on the side of it.

I just want to say thank you again for dropping by to have a look at my projects for the Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop from ESAD. Its now Sharlene’s turn to show you what she has created for our blog hop. If you get stuck at any time, I have a full blog roll below to help you on your way. Please leave some comments we love to know we have all had visits to our blogs and we hope we can provide some more inspiration for your crafting.

Until next time

“May the Stamps be with You”

xx Tess xx

Blog Roll

1 Chloe Evans

2. Theresa ‘Tess’ Schirmer  (you are here)

3. Sharlene Meyer

4. Ann Gerlach

5. Corina Beyer

6. Nikki Sadler

7. Andrea Buckland

8. Keryn Campbell

9. Michelle Grech

10. Christie Kunkel

11. Joanne Kechagais

12. Kathryn Ruddick

13. Michelle Halling

14. Juliette Chapman

15. Narelle Hoggard

16. Delys Cram

17. Libby Dyson

18. Yvonne Walker

19. Alisha Watson

20. Jane Norrish

21. Kylie Clemmence

22. Kristine Giampietro

23. Monique Fielder

24. Tanya Bell

25. Sam Simpson

The ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and thank you for popping in. You may have Hopped here from Pauline’s blog or maybe starting here. Either way, I am sure you will enjoy all the lovely projects and ideas we have on offer today. Grab a cuppa, its going to be a while looking through them all!!! I couldn’t think of another way to relax and spend some time looking at them all.

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 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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I chose my projects around page 60 of our wonderful new catalogue. This encompasses the new stamp sets, Storybook Friends, Life Shared and Two by Two and also the gorgeous new DSP Storytime. I fell in love with these at our Stampin’ Up! Convention way back in May!! So here are my projects and ideas, enjoy:

Red Wagon Gift Card Holder

This box was made with the Fancy Favour Die and easily fits 6 3 x3 gift cards and envelopes.

Gift Cards from the Red Wagon

I wanted to use all the stamps and there 6 lovely images to stamp and of course watercolour (crayons).

Storybook Friends – Lamb Gift Card

Storybook Friends – Puppy Gift Card

Just some close ups of the little gift cards.

A few more of my ideas came flowing out:

Altered Clipboard and Pen

I couldnt resist cutting into the DSP its just so gorgeous and I made sure to insert some DSP into the pen barrel. Now onto some cards that I have been playing with this week too:

Storybook Friends – Fox

Mr Fox with some DSP and Linen Thread.

Storybook Friends – Kitten and Duck

I stamped and watercoloured on some of the DSP in this one and was inspired to do this after seeing the mess in my craft space.

Two by Two – Quilt Card

Excuse the crooked photography on this card and I really didnt have time to rephotograph it. I wanted this one to look a bit like a quilt.

Life Shared

Last but not least, the Life Shared stamp.

I love using all these products and I am sure that these can be adapted for all those school days that are just begging to be scrapped as well.

I have a blog roll listed below so if you get stuck you can always come back and click on one of the links below. Otherwise I will pass you on to the wonderful Sharlene, I cant wait myself to see what she has been up to this time.

Until my next post,

“May the Stamps be with you”

xxTessxx

Blog Hop Roll

1. Chloe Evans

2. Pauline Bennetts

3. Theresa ‘Tess’ Schirmer (you are here)

4. Sharlene Meyer

5. Ann Gerlach

6. Corina Beyer

7. Nikki Sadler

8. Andrea Buckland

9. Keryn Campbell

10. Kathryn Ruddick

11. Richelle Fletcher

12. Jane Norrish

13. Michelle Halling

14. Juliette Chapman

15. Tanya Bell

16. Alisha Watson

17. Narelle Hoggard

18. Rebecca Scurr

19. Delys Cram

20. Yvonne Walker

21. Libby Dyson

22.Kylie Clemmence

23. Monique Fielder

24. Karen McGoldric

25. Sam Simpson

Thank you again for stopping by and please leave some comments for me and the other participants. We love to hear your feedback.

ESAD – Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

Hi and once again, thank you for stopping by.We are just so excited to be showing you special and gorgeous projects that you can make with the new products from Stampin’ Up!’s Autumn Winter, Mini Catalogue and all items are available now. This is one of the most exciting minis I have seen for a while and I almost wanted everything in it!!!!

Your Blog Hop may have started with me or you may have come from the wonderfully talented Sharlene Meyer. It really doesnt matter. If you havent done so already, grab yourself a well deserved cuppa, a notepad and pen, and “hop” around. You are going to love it all like we do!!!!

First things first before I show you my “Baby Prints” Collection (yes I am calling it that), just a little housekeeping from ESAD.

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 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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Onto my project!

Baby Prints Collection

I have had so much fun with the stamp set. I literally fell in love!! This stamp set is also so very perfect for all your baby scrap book pages. I have chosen Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride as they coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s new Satin Pleated Ribbon. There is also Cherry Cobber and Pear Pizzazz in the range. I am sure you will agree with me on how extraordinarily luxurious this ribbon is.

"Cherish" Hands and Feet in Baja Breeze, Whisper White and DSP from the paper patterns stack to coordinate. Baja Breeze Satin Pleated Ribbon

I really love this card and I have made the same card in the Blushing Bride, however, you can see it in the broader collection and I want to save some room for the other items in my ‘collection’.

Baby Prints "Firsts" Mini Notebook - Blushing Bride. Hand dyed coordinating cotton twine.

I have 4 children of my own, 3 girls and 1 boy, they are well past the age that I would need one of these. This is a mini composition book that I have altered. Its small enough to fit in the corner of a nappy bag or hand bag so that if you are out with bub and a ‘first’ occurs, it can be jotted straight down! I always thought, I will write that down when I get home and didnt as it was always busy on arrival at home from a day out with bub or bubs in tow.

Baby Prints - Baja Breeze - Mini Milk Cartons.

These are just so gorgeous! A cute and novel way to say thank you to guests for attending those special days before and after bubs arrives. On both the “Firsts” Notepads and these Mini Milk Cartons, I hand dyed the cotton twine to match the projects. I am very pleased with these first attempts at this.

Baby Prints - Hands Cards and Mini Milk Cartons - Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze

Finishing off with this last picture. It again features the Mini Milk Cartons and a lovely card using gathered Whisper White Ribbon and the lovely Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.

I took too many photos to upload them all to my post today and I hope that I have given you some inspiration of what can be done with this most lovely of stamp sets.

Time to hop on and see what lovely projects Carolyn Cassidy has made with absolutely gorgeous “Tea Shoppe”. Please feel free to leave comments on my fellow blog players as well as mine. We love to hear what you have to say. If you get lost, simply come back here and try another link to keep going.

Thank you so much for your patience and for stopping by, until next time….

“May the Stamps be with you”

xxTessxx

1. Tanya Bell

2. Michelle Grech

3. Jane Norrish

4. Juliette Chapman

5. Pauline Bennetts

6. Alison Barclay

7. Keryn Campbell

8. Sharlene Meyer

9. You are here

10. Caroline Cassidy

11. Michelle Halling

12. Leonie Schroder

13. Delys Cram

14. Libby Dyson

15. Tina Hewett

16. Kelly Nelson

17. Yvonne Walker

18. Alisa Tilsner

19. Nicole Mitchell-Stalker

20. Peggy Quarmby

21. Andrea Buckland

22. Carolyn Bennie

23. Narelle Hoggard

24. Monique Fielder

25. Nicole Derendorf

Its almost time for ESAD’s Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

Hi there!! I am so excited to inform you of another wonderful Blog Hop. Tomorrow at 10.00 am come over and have a look at the wonderful new products that are in Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue! Such an array of goodies and I am sure you wouldnt want to miss out. Grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy your Sunday.

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 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 feel free to click here to join our wonderful group

Just a quickie post to let you know.

“May the Stamps be with you”

xxTessxx

ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and I would like to welcome you to my post in the ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop. A Blog Hop is all about fellow Demo’s and myself, showcasing ideas and projects to do with the fabulous items available to purchase in the new Summer Mini Catalogue, you are able to purchase and view the Catalogue from today, the 1st of December. You may have started here or have hopped on over from Jenny Hayward, either way, you are going to love what you see from the talented ladies linked in this Hop. If you get lost, just click on any of the links below my post and you will be directed to one of the participants.

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 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.

Now onto my First Project.

This is featuring the “Give a Gift” stamp set, featured on page 8 of the new Summer Mini Catalogue. This is a set of 7 stamps available in either wood-mount or clear-mount options. I have created an “All Occasion Gift Tag Box”, featuring 6 of the 7 stamps in the set. I cased the idea from The Southern Stamper, the tutorial is a free download.

This is the finished project with holes punched in the top of the tags to attach some twine, which I have placed in the box. I love these tags as they match all our punches.

All Occasion Gift Tag Box

This is the first time, I have done one of these collagey type pictures. You can get the general idea of what I have done. I made use of our Stampin’ Write markers and also some water colouring.

The Tags that are in the Gift Box

As we don’t really celebrate Halloween traditionally in Australia, I decided not to put that tag into the box. However, I didnt want to leave it out and I think when the kids come to my door “Trick or Treating” next October, I will have some of these cuteys ready for them.

Give a Gift - Halloween

I am sure the kids will love them.

Now my second Project

Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I get to preview and pre-order products from all our catalogues, usually a month before they are available to our customers. This gives us the time to play and create to showcase our lines. When I saw the stamp set “Open Sea”, I just had to have it! Before it even arrived, this technique and idea were in my head. I couldn’t wait to start. The set is again available in the clear-mount or wood-mount options and contains 5 gorgeous stamps, you can see it on page 18, in the new Summer Mini Catalogue.

This is a masked collage technique card (hoping this is the correct term for what I have done). I haven’t used this technique for a very long time and I really enjoyed creating this card.

Open Sea - Masked Collage Card

I decided, that I needed to make a couple of gift lines to go with the card to make a lovely set to use as a gift for any occasion for that special person. Here is the Box#2 die available from our main catalogue. I have put a mini Kit Kat in there but you could place any small item in this box.

Open Sea - Masked Collage Box # 2

Last but not least is a Post-It Note and Pen holder.

Open Sea - Post-It Note and Pen Set

And finally the gift set, all together.

Open Sea - Collection

Thank you for taking the time to look around and feel free to leave your comments and feedback. I love to hear what others say about my craft. I feel sometimes maybe my family are being nice to me when they say they like it. That is it from me and a big Thank you for visiting my Blog. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Now onto the lovely and talented Michelle Halling. Enjoy.

2011 – 2012 Summer Mini Blog Hop Participants:

1. Michelle Halling

2. Tanya Bell

3. Yvonne Walker

4. Tracey McDonald Old

5. Keryn Campbell

6. Sherylee Tutt

7. Nicole Derendorf

8. Corina Beyer

9.  Sharlene Meyer

10. Kelly Nelson

11. Ann Gerlach

12. Jane Norrish

13. Richelle Fletcher

14. Jacinta Argent

15. Nicky Adamson

16. Pauline Bennetts Barns

17. Elizabeth Dyson

18. Monique Fielder

19. Joanne Kechagias

 20. Christie Kunkel

21. Felicity Fernandez

22. Jenny Hayward

23. Theresa “Tess” Schirmer You are here.

An event you shouldn’t miss!!

On the 1st of December, our ESAD group is running a Blog Hop. Come join in all the fun and see what 25 of our talented demonstrators have come up with.

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 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.