Saturday, June 21, 2014

esad retirement blog hop

welcome to the E.S.A.D blog hop
you may have popped in from teresa's blog or just started here. grab a cuppa and sit down on your comfy chair and have a squizz at what we have to show and then head off to chloes

once a year stampin up retires old stock and brings in some new goodies
today we say bye bye to some trusted goodies that have been fun to play with during the year
and if you are lucky might still be able to get before they sell out!

these 2 retiring items have been a firm favourite of mine this year
the stamp set is called tag it and it is the  charity set where stampin up donate $3 of every set sold to ronald macdonald house-a good reason to buy it i think!
the other item is the tasteful trim die for your big shot machine which cuts out a variety of trim and edging to be used for all sorts of fabulous ideas!

here are some of my ideas

 a simple card for someone you like or love.
could easily be translated into a masculine birthday card with a different sentiment
 a celebrate card using the marker to stamp technique
 using the trim as a bold background and colouring in with the markers.
this is a great way to use up scraps of card or dsp to make a easy but striking card
 using the trim in a punch art card
this the actual leftover cut out bits
i also used the trim as a stencil to do the clouds
the friend stamp is from a retiring hostess set called postage collection
the bakers twine is calypso coral coloured-another retiring product
 finally a scrapbooking layout using the largest trim in a variety of colours.
i also used the sketch alphabet and numbers for my title-a very cheap alphabet set that is really versatile.

soooo What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.

cheers ears

ps just in case you get lost here is a list of everyone participating
1.  Narelle Hoggard

2.  Emily Campbell

3.  Kelli Gordon

4.  Kelly Kent

5.  Andrea Buckland

6.  Kathryn Ruddick

7.  Sally Williams

8.  Keryn Campbell

9.  Yvonne Walker

10.  Richelle Fletcher

11.  Teresa Leggo

12.  Clare Mcilhatton


Yvonne said...

Fabulous bright projects thank you for being part of the blog hop.

Keryn Campbell said...

Goodbye Tasteful Trim I will miss you. Thanks so much Clare for giving it one last hurrah!

Andrea said...

Hi, I love what you have made with the borders die. It will be missed. thanks for sharing.

teresascreativecards said...

Nice work, thanks for sharing

Sally Williams said...

love what you have done with Tasteful Trim, especially the balloon

Carly Middleton, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator said...

I am a demonstrator located in Victoria and am interested in joining the ESAD.
My email is
I look forward to hearing from you.
Carly Middleton

Kelly Kent said...

Wow, love the cards made with Tasteful Trim! Another retirement list 'need'. You've made it look so awesome (and love the leftover hot air balloon).

Richelle said...

Great projects, I can know see the possibilities with that die, yet it never appealed to me before!