Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ESAD Blog Hop

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue Blog Hop! You may have come here from Clare Mcilhatton's blog, but if not feel free to start the hop here on my blog and hop around the various (25) blogs until you come back here, seeing what great ideas and inspiration you can find for items in the newly released catalogue! Then also see your wishlist grow!

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 love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we also 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's 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.

Now the explanations are out of the way here are my designs using some lovely products to be found in the new catalogue. I have focussed on two new sets - Artistic Etchings and Cute by the Inch (Hostess Level 2 set). I have been using the Artistic Etchings set a lot lately and have already had some sneak peaks here on my blog, so I thought I would use it in a different way, this time for a Christmas card. To add a bit of sparkle I have embossed the baubles with clear embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds. I also used another Hostess stamp set (Level 3) Occasional Quotes for the greeting. A matching bow in Real Red grosgrain ribbon, some sponging on the edges and my card was done!


A close-up of the dazzling baubles!

I then made a set of three gift cards using the flourish from the Artistic Etchings set and combining it with several stamps from the set Cute by the Inch. A Scallop Square Punch, some sponging on the edges again and using Stampin' Dimensionals to add some dimension made these cards quick and easy to make.


Another idea for using the Cute by the Inch set is to use the stamps to make gift tags. These are even quicker to make when you have the Large Tag and the Extra-Large Tag Punches, saves a lot of cutting!


I hope you have found some ideas and inspiration here and now it is time to 'hop' on over to Charmaine Black's blog to see what great projects she has to share with you.

Don't forget to leave a comment as we love to hear your response about the items we share with you and by leaving a comment on all 25 blogs you have the chance to win some BLOG CANDY!

To qualify ....

* this is only open to customers (ie. demonstrators do not qualify)
* you must visit every blog and leave a comment on each one
* once you have commented on each blog send an email to leonie@stamp-a-latte.com and advise Leonie that you have commented on all 25 blogs
* Blog Candy winners will be announced on Tuesday (this gives everyone time to get around all the blogs, advise Leonie and for her to check)

Should you get lost on your blog hop, one does not work correctly or you do it in stages here is the list of those participating, with links to their blogs:
  1. Leonie Schroder - http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
  2. Keryn Campbell - http://kerynscards.blogspot.com
  3. Vicki Were - http://www.stampinvickistyle.blogspot.com/
  4. Aly Adcock - http://www.inkyaly.blogspot.com
  5. Juliette Chapman - http://juleskraftikrafts.blogspot.com
  6. Kristine Thompson - http://www.inkspotcreations.typepad.com
  7. Jo Weedon - http://www.scrapandstampin.blogspot.com
  8. Jan McAnulty - http://cardcaperswithjan.wordpress.com/
  9. Karen Southwell http://www.kareniescrafts.blogspot.com
  10. Kim Conway - http://www.kimconwaycards.blogspot.com
  11. Jane Norrish - http://janenorrish.com
  12. Pauline Bennetts - http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede
  13. Gemma Coumbe - http://www.gemmacoumbe.blogspot.com
  14. Genelle Little - http://www.stampedecards.blogspot.com
  15. Sharlene Meyer - http://www.magpiecreates.com
  16. Susan Joyce - http://www.catsinkcorporated.blogspot.com
  17. Rhonda Statham - http://rhondastatham.typepad.com/
  18. Monique Fielder - http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com/
  19. Andrea Buckland http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com
  20. Bev Watt http://stampinovation.blogspot.com
  21. Lisa Ryder http://www.lisaryder.com.au/
  22. Claire Mcilhatton http://www.crafty-cow.com/
  23. Mae Collins - http://maecollins.blogspot.com/
  24. Charmaine Black - http://www.l-ink-edtopaper.blogspot.com/
  25. Lynn Powell - http://www.lynnpowell.com.au
Happy hopping!

24 comments:

Danielle Daws said...

Lots of gorgeous ideas, Mae!

Andrea said...

what a great idea to use the Artistic Etchings stamp for a Christmas card.

rhonda said...

very nice Mae...love the way you've used Artistic etching!

Leonie said...

just love the cards and tags Mae - what a great idea to use the stamp from Artistic Etchings for a bauble!

Inky Aly said...

Oh I definitely got lots of inspiration from you Mae! especially the flourish cards! I really love those, and will try my own version very soon. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely set of cards and tags. Bev

Tui Nathan said...

Love it all Mae .... your designs are great .... and definitely into my caseables folder ...

Karen said...

Love your tags Mae, great tip for the Artistic Etchings set

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely projects Mae.

Sherylee said...

Cute Christmas baubles!!

Bev said...

love your artistic etchings bauble!!! all so very beautiful!!

Deb said...

Great Ideas for Christmas Thanks

Genelle Little said...

Great projects, Mae - I really love the bauble idea and your super cute gift tags!

Lynn Powell said...

Love your work Mae! Beautiful projects - thanks for the inspiration

Tanja said...

Nice projects Mae.

Anonymous said...

How cool is the bauble card!!! Thanks for the inspiration, love the cards and tags
Diana

Libby said...

Lots of lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing your creations

Gemma said...

I love how you have used the Artistic Etchings stamp on a Xmas card! Very clever.

Sharna Russell said...

love the xmas cards, it is stunning, i am really liking the inch by inch stamp, it is on my most wanted list,

Monique said...

Mae, lovely cards. Love the simplicity of the Cute by the Inch in the scallop square cards, and the Christmas baubles card. I love seeing stamps used in a different way or for a different purpose than perhaps intended.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Christmas bauble etchings, simple but effective.

Melinda said...

Your cards are lovely but I think your little animal bookmarks are my favourites. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jenny Reed said...

Love your cards

Patrice said...

Wow Mae, love all your projects here :o)

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