ESAD Sale A Bration Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ESAD Blog Hop!! If you are coming from Sharlene’s Blog, Welcome! If you are starting here, that’s ok too!!  Keep hopping through and remember to leave some comment love for everyone! We all like some lovin’!

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!

My project for the Blog Hop is a little Mini Album using the divine new papers available when you spend $100!! Oh yeah, and did I say those papers are FREE?!  The papers, called Everyday Enchantment are divine! Not to mention the matching Ribbon and Brad pack that you can get for free as well!!  Soooo pretty!!  Anyway, my project is a little Mini Album.  I used some of the photos from Lara’s 3rd Birthday Celebrations. I also used the matching stamp set (FREE as well with every $100 purchase – I love SAB) called Fresh Vintage.

You can see by the photo below that each “double” page was different sizes. which sort of stops it from just flopping open. Sort of.

I started with a base of Chipboard measuring 6 x9″.  The pages are all cut from the backing sheets of DSP.  They vary in sizes, I started with them at 6×9″ and then kind of cut them so they were off centre to each other.

I hope that you like my creation using the new DSP from the Sale A Bration Catalogue!  Don’t forget, if you would like to place an order I can be reached via email at any time!

Next stop on your ESAD hop is Joanne Kechagias

Until next time!
Happy creating!!!

Madonna

A little bit of sunshine….

The other week I was feeling quite cross and the only (ONLY) thing that was going to un-cross me was having a little play with some Yellow Papers.  I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I love yellow!!  It makes me happy on the inside…warms the cockles of my heart and gives me great pleasure. Yep. I really like it! So I decided that I’d make a bunch of yellow cards and send them out into the world to make other people happy on the inside too!!  The cards have found their way into the hands (and hopefully hearts) of the recipients so I can show *you* now!

So there wasn’t as much Yellow as I had initially intended but I hope that it was enough to make hearts happy on the inside. Let’s face it…any kind of mail into your letterbox that is NOT a bill has to make you smile just a little huh?  I have received some gorgeous creations in return and will photograph and post up here in the next wee while. Today is rainy and overcast here. Just the sort of day I like to spend curled up in bed with a book…..not likely to happen though with a list of “to do’s” as long as my arm.  Oh well in my “other world” (you know, the place you go to in your head…or is that just me??!) i’ll be curling up in bed with a book!! LOL

12 little cards went out one day, into some letterboxes far away!!

Until next time!
Happy Creating!!

Mad
xo

Festive Friday #1

Woot!! Festive Fridays have begun!!!  We are kicking off the week with a Valentine Card!!!  Head on over to Nicole’s blog to check it out!!!  There are some lovely creations for you to use as inspiration towards your own Valentine card or gift!!

My card was inspired by a whole bunch of the little tiny butterfly prints I’ve been seeing popping up over the Internet.  I used the new DSP you can earn for FREE in the upcoming Saleabration Promotion with Stampin’ Up!

The little tag at the bottom was done using the Decorative Label punch. It’s the side of the punch re-fed into the punch to get the smaller shape to fit in.  All the hearts are raised up with dimensionals.  Isn’t the paper divine though???  I am in love with it. You will be seeing a lot more of it in the coming months!!!

Anyway, pop over to Nicole’s blog, check everyone else’s work out, make something inspired by it and link up to play!!!

Until next time,
Happy creating!!
Mad

Scrapping again!! Yay!!!

Hi!!  I have been trying very hard to get into the groove of my scrapbooking again.  I realised recently that this year (May) marks my five year anniversary with Stampin’ Up!!  FIVE YEARS!!  When I joined it was primarily because I scrapbooked.  And then, cards came on the scene and with three kids (at the time) cards were quicker and scrapbooking took much more of a back seat. But I’ve realised I want to get back into recording the special things that my kids do. Keeping the memories of all the stuff that’s important to us alive. So it’s my resolution to do more scrapbooking this year. I have a goal of at least 26 layouts for the year but would love to do 52. That’s only one a week. I reckon I could do that!!  Anyway!  Here is my first double layout of the year!

I’ve done one other one which I’ll pop up here later this week.  Hope you like.

Until next time,
Create!

Mad
xo