Saturday, April 30, 2011



If you have jumped on over from checking out

Sonia’s fabulous creations, then welcome!!  If you have just magically appeared on my blog, then it’s your lucky day!  Today we are having a ESAD Winter Blog Hop where 16 talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have created wonderful projects to tempt you with all the yummy new things in the Winter mini catalogue that is available right now (click HERE to check it out if you haven’t already …)

  sew suite card 2
As soon as I saw the Sew Suite set I knew I had to have it – it’s just so darn cute!  It matches so well with the new designer paper as well – just a match made in heaven!  Thanks Stampin’ Up! for giving us so many coordinating items that makes it so easy for us “colour challenged” stampers to still create professional looking cards …

pompom trim
… and of course that new pompom trim – how cute is that!!!  Of course it coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! colours and it is just the perfect size for adding lots of yummy dimension to your cards or scrapbook pages!

scallop squres pillow 2

I love the new Scallop Sqaures Duo die – they all fit together so perfectly with the original and larger Square Scallop.  Great for all those quilters (or wanna-be quilters) out there!  Run 6-8 layers of fabric through at once – it sure speeds up the cutting process on the way to creating those fabric creations …

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 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.

I’m sure you’re super excited to see what Monique has in store for you, but please leave me a comment to let me know what you thought of these projects before you go …



Just in case you missed anyone, here is the full list of everyone who is participating in our blog hop today:
1.    Sharlene Torres (you’re with me already!!)
2.    Monique Fielder
3.    Lisa Bullock
4.    Andrea Buckland
5.    Yvonne Walker
6.    Sherylee Tutt
7.    Jacinta Argent
8.    Clare Mcilhatton
9.    Leonie Schroder
10.  Kim Conway
11.  Richelle Fletcher
12.  Kayleigh Dowdeswell
13.  Juliette Chapman
14.  Teresa Leggo
Pauline Bennetts
16.  Sonia Garbutt

Keep on stampin!!



Leonie Schroder said...

Oh my ... I love that cushion! I need one!! I havent got that die yet but it is on my list ... love your Sew suite card too! Thanks so much for organising this!

Monique said...

Sharlene, I love your pillow case, what a great idea! And the dress stand stamped on DSP and cut out looks great, especially with the pearls.

clare mcilhatton said...

that cushion is awesome. i keep meaning to do some thing sewing with mine-thanks for the great idea!!

Richelle said...

O oh.... another thing to add to my 'to buy & try' list! I wanna quilt and I think you've given me an idea with your cushion! Thanks for sharing :)

Sharon Carley said...

I never knew you could use material in the craft items!!!!! You ladies have opened my eyes now!!!! Amazing Sharlene, thank you
Sharon xxx

Sonia G said...

This is a super cute card, with lots of different elements.

Love the quilted cushion.


Juliette Chapman said...

I love what you have done Sharlene - Wasn't going to get that set - but hmmm now having to rethink that one.

teresascreativecards said...

Sharlene your card is lovely, I might have to case it. The pillow case is great, I had resisted buying the die, I might have to reconsider. So nice to see it coordinates well with the large scallop square die

teresascreativecards said...

I really love the card ( I might have to case this one ) and the pillow case is so cool.

Theresa (Tess) Schirmer said...

That cushion is awesome. I must use fabric in my dies soon. I havent done that yet as I am not really a sewing person.


Andrea said...

love this set and love what you have done with it.

Sherylee said...

Love your use of the pom-pom trim! It makes for a really fun card.

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous card - the stamp set is my fave in my mini catalogue.