Saturday, September 10, 2011

ESAD New Catty Blog Hop

Hooray! The new catalogue is here!! That would be the Stampin’ Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue and it is full of beautiful stamps and accessories.
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
It doesn’t matter if you have arrived from Sharlene Meyer's blog or just starting on the hop, it is a circle that you just follow the links to navigate around.
Recently I went on a retreat with my Demonstrator group (Great Southern Inkers) where we made lots of beautiful things with new products.
One of the things we had to do was a Shoe Box swap where we provide all the products to make a card inside the box. Of course being crafters even the box has to be decorated! This set is called Forever Young and is black heat embossed. I also used the lace ribbon punch to create a band all the way round.
New to the catalogue is fabric. I bought some with no idea what to do with it until one of the Demos (Sharon Tunbridge) at the retreat got us to decorate the art journal with it. This fabric set is called Flirtatious.
The final item is a gorgeous little purse created using the scallop envelope die cut, shown to us by Megan Lydeamore. the DSP is Flirtatious speciality.
Now continue the hop to Monique Fielder and all her gorgeous creations.


  1. That fabric is so pretty, and am sure you'll come up with lots of other ideas for it's use - that rosette is very cute!

  2. I think you have done a great job on the box. Very sharp looking. Can't wait to see the material in real life.

  3. Love your box Carole! What a great idea! tfs xxx

  4. I just love the shoe is awesome. A good idea with the fabric too.

  5. ohhh I adore your decorated box! Such a great colour combo. Thanks for sharing

  6. Great projects - the new fabric is lovely!

  7. Lovely ideas - the box is gorgeous!

  8. Gorgeous projects. Love that new fabric.

  9. Carole I love your creations ... and that tin .. awesome :)

  10. beautiful projects Carole and i love that tin!

  11. Fabulous projects. The box is very cool.

  12. Definitely creative. I wouldn't think of half your ideas. I used some of the fabric at Nicole Derendorf's house and oh love it!

  13. Very clever, love the ideas. Thanks for sharing