Saturday, December 04, 2010


It’s finally here – the brand new Summer Mini Catalogue, and it’s filled with so many amazing new products that we decided that we just had to do a blog hop and share some of these new products with you!  If you have dropped in from Jan’s blog, then welcome!  If you have just arrived here at my blog, then just keep going from one blog to the next until you are back here again after completing the circle.  I guarantee you that you’ll get all sorts of fabulous new ideas!!



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.

Anyway, on with the show!!


I had planned to show you a quilt that I am working on, but I managed to kill my needle yesterday and haven’t finished, so you will have to drop back in next week to see that, so instead here is a few other projects with the fabulous Scallop Square Big Shot die that we have just got in the new mini catalogue:


How easy is this for a cute little gift?  Use the Scallop square on top and bottom of your box. 

Love Defined scallop square box closed Love Defined scallop square box open

I’ve even made some matching gift cards to go inside with the scallop square as well.  Just score your card and then place it on the corner of your scallop square to give you the scallops around 2 sides of your card.  I put 2 folded cards thru at once (4 layers of cardstock) with no problem at all. 

Scallop Square note card placement


Aren’t these little birdies the cutest thing ever?  I’m just loving them already!  I created a little photo / calendar album with the scallop square.  Don’t cut all your pieces separately, stick the cardstock and designer paper to the front of your chipboard and run them through together.  No more lining up after the fact – this is as easy as it gets!!  Before you stick a scallop square on the back of your chipboard, adhere some ribbon to add “hinges” to your album and then stick the final squares in place on the back of your album and voila, a cute gift to give someone special!!

Aviary square scallop calendar   Aviary square scallop calendar inside 

Now jump on over to Gail’s blog to see what fabulous things she’s prepared for us all to check out!!

If you don’t have your own demonstrator, give me a call on (06) 753-5337 or e-mail on and I would be happy to drop a mini catalogue in the mail to you.  If you have checked it out online and just HAVE to have anything (or everything) in the catalogue, then I would be happy to place an order for you as well.  Ask me about my customer loyalty programme …

Keep on stampin’!

Just in case you have missed someone, or have found a link that doesn’t work, here are the listing of the ESAD “girls” who are participating in our blog hop today with links to their blogs:

Jan McAnulty
Sharlene Torres (that’s me, and you’re here already …)
Gail Kirby
Nicole Derendorf
Vicki Were
Teresa Leggo
Sherylee Tutt
Kim Conway
Monique Fielder
Keryn Campbell
Steph Gray
Susan Joyce
Amy Buchanan


Richelle said...

Love the gift box!!! Can't wait to get my scallop sq... Mite have to order one today :)

Sherylee said...

Cutest little calendar photo album - great ideas here Sharlene!

Karen said...

Hi Sharlene, love your calender idea very nice indeed

Leonie said...

Oh man now i 'need' that die and that stamp set! Youre so bad but I do love what you made :) Thanks for organising this hop ... mwah

Monique said...

I love what you have done with the little box of cards! My favourite would have to be the photo calendar. thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all

Keryn Campbell said...

May need to get a scallop square die. I'm very impressed that you manged to put all that together if you only started last night.

Vicki Were said...

I might have to make a box and lid now using the scallop square - it's amazing what you can do with it. Great ideas thanks.

Jan McAnulty said...

Love your calendar idea, and the little gift box is lovely.

Sue Madex said...

Lovely projects Sharlene. I'm off to try that box - nifty!

Genelle Little said...

Gorgeous creations, Sharlene! Love the scalloped cards and box!

Nicole Derendorf said...

I LOVE the box of note cards! I might even have to CASE it for an upcoming class! Great ideas!

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