|Posted on September 17, 2010 at 7:55 PM||comments (17)|
I hope you’re ready for the ESAD New Catalogue BigShot Blog Hop! This Blog Hop not only shows some of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! products in the new 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue but also uses the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. So grab a cupper and enjoy our creations.
What is ESAD? ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
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 its 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.
If you are following the Blog Hop, you would have arrived from Nikki Sadler’s creations via http://www.inkyart.com.au - I have listed below all the websites that form part of this blog hop, so you can go back later to any that you may have missed.
Ok onto my projects, I have been working on some festive punch art pieces, and have redesigned my original Puss and Boots Punch Art Tutorial into a Christmas Kitty Punch Art Tutorial and Kit, all made using only Stampin’ Up! punches. I have used the Stampin’ Up! BigShot Top Note and Pillow Box die’s (out of what is sure to be my new fave color Early Espresso Cardstock) to make a quick and easy gift bag, that can also be hung on the Christmas Tree.
My second project is a new Santa Punch Art that I created while at my recent weekend retreat, using the Stampin’ Up! BigShot Scallop Circle and Top Note Die's and Stampin' Up! Punches, this design can be used as a card, gift card holder or gift box, in my example I have made Santa into a greeting card.
The above Punch Art Designs and more will soon be added to my web store and available for purchase as a tutorial or prepunched kit. If you are interested in purchasing, please email me and I will let you know as soon as they are available.
My last project is a peak at a new Interactive Scrapbook Album and Tutorial, I first featured this Album back in May. The album was inspired and originally designed by my very talented friend Jackie Carter, and together with my upline Kerri Hunter, we ran a day Scrapbook Class and created an informative step-by-step pictured tutorial for purchase. One guess what photos my album below will feature??
I have been working on a new album to show the new Designer Series Papers now available.
The Interactive Scrapbook Album includes 18 pages made from scratch, each page is different - with interactive lift ups, pull outs, spin, tags etc and lots more, with places for over 40 photos.
As this blog post is getting quite long, I will be back shortly to provide more information on this new Album, Tutorial and Cardstock Kit that is available for purchase. By following this tutorial, you can use any patterned DSP, cardstock or colors you wish to suit the theme of your album. The below photo shows glimse of an album created by another good friend, Sharon Sweet, once again using the new Newsprint DSP and utilising the Stampin' Up! BigShot Top Note Die for some of the photo mats.
Thanks very much for reading my blog, if you are local to the Ballarat, Victoria area, you are welcome to attend my classes or if not check out my Webstore or Tutorials available for purchase pages.
Remember there is ESAD blog candy up for grabs, so please ensure you leave a comment on EACH Blog Hop participants Blog to be in the running and once completed, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: my blog has a feature that I cannot turn off or stop (but members can, so please feel free to join my site) – otherwise you will receive an email each time someone leaves a comment. You can either just ignore and delete these emails, join my site and turn off the pesky notification feature or just email me at – email@example.com your comment and I will put them up on my site and let Leonie know, so that you are still eligible to win the blog candy.
The next Blog Hop in line is Richelle Fletcher, you can find Richelle’s blog by clicking this link http://stampinwithrichelle.blogspot.com
Other ESAD BigShop Blogs to Hop along to:
Nikki Sadler - http://www.inkyart.com.au
Angela Purdie - www.kintakards.webs.com
Richelle Fletcher - http://stampinwithrichelle.blogspot.com
Shirley McAvoy - http://stampingelephants.wordpress.com
Carole Stedman - www.carolestamping.com
Carol-Ann Torrie - http://queen-of-scraps.blogspot.com
Sherylee Tutt - www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sherylee/blog
clare mcilhatton - www.crafty-cow.com
Andrea Buckland - http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com
Susan Joyce - http://www.catsinkcorporated.blogspot.com
Ann Gerlach - www.discover-ink.blogspot.com
Dani Fender - http://danifender.blogspot.com
Bron Heslop - www.bronheslop.wordpress.com
Charmaine Black - http://www.l-ink-edtopaper.blogspot.com/
Pauline Bennetts - http://paulinebennetts.com/stampede/
Bev Watt - http://stampinovation.blogspot.com/
Vicki Were - http://www.stampinvickistyle.blogspot.com/
Jo Weedon - http://www.scrapandstampin.blogspot.com
Kim Conway - http://kimconwaycards.blogspot.com
Jane Norrish - Http://www.janenorrish.com
Jacinta Argent - http://jacintascreations.blogspot.com
Monique Fielder - http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com/
Jan McAnulty - http://cardcaperswithjan.wordpress.com/
|Posted on July 23, 2010 at 7:55 PM||comments (10)|
I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop!
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
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 its 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.
You should hopefully have come to my blog from checking out Richelle Fletcher's creations creations http://stampinwithrichelle.blogspot.com/2010/07/esad-christmas-in-july-blog-hop.html and if not just follow the circuit and you will find your way along to each of the participating blogs.
The project I have today is along the Christmas theme and I while its not the initial project I had planned to do, I still think that it is pretty good and it leads me into promoting some classes that I am running so that you can make your own.
Punch Pals Christmas Stationary Box, complete with Cards, Small Gift Cards with mini envelopes and Gift Card Holders. What’s so special or different about these cards? Well not only do they look great, but they are all made out of acetate just for something different. They come packaged in a great fold out stationary box, that I have also decorated in the same theme and includes a booklet for Christmas Card and Gift Giving / To Do List details, that you will be able to use year after year.
Complete Set - pictured below:
Withe the Stationary Box shell, my friend Sharon Sweet and I modified a US template made by Jackie Topia to suit our Australian card sizes.
The stamp set used is my favourite Christmas Set – Punch Pals
Class information is detailed below, but for those Blog hoppers don’t forget I would love for you to leave any comments and your next stop is Katrina Criglington, so please go check out Katrina's creation at http://www.katscraps.com/2010/07/its-christmas-in-july.html
Comments - Please note: my blog has a feature that I cannot turn off or stop (but members can, so please feel free to join my site, its free) – otherwise you will receive an email each time someone leaves a comment. You can either just ignore and delete these emails or join my site, which is quite easy to do and easily turn off the pesky notification feature. I do hope this does not deter you from leaving comments.
Ok so you want to make your own Punch Pals stationary box and matching acetate cards? I will be running a few classes so that you can make your own.
However there are a few steps involved, so for any evening classes they will be split into two classes - in one class you will make and decorate the Stationary Box including the Gift Giving Booklet and in another class you will make all the cards - you can attend both classes or just one. I will also be running an afternoon class which we will make the complete set - (includes lunch and afternoon tea).
Class dates are: Stationary Box – Wednesday 4 August 2010, 7pm.
Christmas Cards, gift cards and Gift Card holders - Wednesday 11 August 2010, 7pm.
Complete Christmas Stationary Box – 21 August 2010, 12pm – 5pm.
|Posted on June 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM||comments (6)|
I am participating in a Punch Art Blog Hop, made using Stampin' Up! Punches organised by Kim Score from Paper Punch Addiction.
Scroll down and you will find all the participating links for this Blog Hop, please be sure to check them all out.
The project I have made is a chocolate block slider box, and matching decorated card and envelope. Made using one of my favourite Stampin' Up! punches - the two step bird punch and is available in the current Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue. Remember - you can contact me anytime to purchase any Stampin' Up! supplies.
Punches: Two Step Bird Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Slot Punch
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Other: Sponge Dauber, Chocolate Chip Ink, BigShot, Manhattan Flower Folder, Scallop Envelope Die, Old Olive Ribbon, Dimentionals, 2-way glue pen. Short & Sweet Stamp Set.
Please note: in regards to leaving comments - which I would love for your to do. But my blog has a feature that I cannot turn off or stop (but members can, so please feel free to join my site, its free) – otherwise you will receive an email each time someone leaves a comment. You can either just ignore and delete these emails or join my site, which is easy to do and turn off the pesky notification feature. I do hope this does not deter you from leaving comments.
Angela Purdie - KintaKards
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
|Posted on May 30, 2010 at 2:26 AM||comments (1)|
Hello all, Here is my entry to this weeks ESAD week 15 Challenge.
This weeks Challenge was a Scrapbooking Layout Challlenge and. I wanted to incorporate this page into my own Mini Scrapbooking Album that I will be making at our previously advertised upcoming Mini Scrapbooking Album Class.
So while the sketch may have been suited to a 12" x 12" page, the page I made is 6" x 5 1/2" to suit the mini album and I would not be me if I did not change the sketch to suit my preferences. hehe.
Here is the picture of the sketch I had to work with,, ofcouse as with any sketch, it is there for inspiration, it is up to yourself to modify it to suit yourself or to work with the products and embelishments you have on hand.
And here is my page. I have used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulance and the new DSP Cottage Wall and Stamp Set Cottage Garden, which is now available in the current Autumn/Winter Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue.
These are a glimpse of the colors, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Cardstock and Stamp Set that we will be using to make the Mini Scrapbook Album.
Just a reminder that bookings are nearly about to close for you to attend our upcoming Scrapbook Photo Album Class to be held Sunday 13 June - 10am to 4pm in Ballarat, Victoria.
The Handmade Scrapbook Album includes 18 pages made from scratch, each page is different and interactive, full pop up, pop out, pull out, spin, tags, etc and lots more - with places for over 40 photos.
The cost of the class includes: The hard cover binder ready for you to decorate, a tutorial for completion, access to all the Stampin’ Up! Supplies, Stamps, Punches, Cardstock and tools required to complete, you will also receive a new packet of Cottage Garden Designer Series Paper (you will have some of this paper left over to either use on other projects or complete another album.
Bookings to attend this class are essential and need to be made to me ASAP – so that I can order the required Designer Series Paper (DSP).
|Posted on May 15, 2010 at 4:13 AM||comments (0)|
Well I am always up for a challenge and this weeks challenge over at the ESAD Group is 3d. 3d would have to be my favorite items to make and teach and I thought that it was time to join in these great challenges.
The requirements of this challenge were to use the new Stampin' Up! Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and dies cuts and also use the colors blue and green.
I have used the Stampin' Up! Top Note die and DSP to make this cute little Top Note Get Well Gift Pack, which holds one of the little tissue travel packs.
I have been playing around with a get well gift pack and have incorporated the Top Note into the covering. I have not finished tweeking my design to offer as a template or kit just yet, but keep an eye out and I am sure that you will see many more versions to come.
PS - I have been trying to put this post up all weekend, but the website host had an issue with pictures and I have not been able to post until now.
I can now say that the winner of the ESAD Week 13 - 3d Challenge has been announced and it is.........................................moi. I would like to say thank you to the girls who organise these challenges and I am sure I will be showing you more of my challenge entries.