Thursday, April 29, 2010

ESAD Mother's Day Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Mother's Day Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!

What is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) 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.

You may have come here from Kari Hughes Blog or maybe this is your first stop. Anyway I hope you enjoy seeing all the creations we have for you today.

Here is my first card - I love the look of the two step stamping of these flowers from the new stamp set Cottage Garden.  The button I have made by gluing together six layers of cardstock buttons.

Stamps: Cottage Garden (in the new clear mounts stamps), Occasional Greetings (Mother's Day stamp)
Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Bigshot: Top Note Die, Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Sizzlits Dies Buttons #5.
Other:  Tombow Multi adhesive, 1/2" Polka-Dot Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, dimensionals.
Because I'm indecisive I had to make another Mother's Day card so here is another version (do you get the feeling you are seeing a lot of the new Rich Razzleberry my new favourite colour?):

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Occasional Greetings (Mother's Day stamp)
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Bigshot: Stampin' Up! Sweetest Stem
Other:  Tombow Multi adhesive, dimensionals, sponge dauber, Clear Rhinestone brad.

..........and I've saved my favourite for last.............. this is very simple but looks nice.

Stamps: None used
Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Punches: Scallop circle punch
Bigshot: Top Note Die
Other:  Tombow Multi adhesive, 1/2" Polka-Dot Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, mini glue dots,  Clear Rhinestone brad, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Velcro dots.

The flower is very easy to do you just crumple up the seven scallop circle punches and then put the Rhinestone brad through the middle to hold it all together - you may need to adjust them a bit once they are held together with the brad to make it a bit puffier. 

I hope you are enjoying hopping along with us leave a comment before you leave to be in the draw for some awesome blog candy! Don’t forget to e-mail Sharlene and tell her you’ve left a trail of comments.  Blog candy not available for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

It doesn't matter where you joined the hop click on the link to go to Clare Macilhatton and then carry on through the blog hop until you get back to where you started.

Happy hopping


  1. Wow Vicki, nice job on the little bag, I love it and I have just the person to make it for. Thanks for sharing and hope you are enjoying being part of the blog hop. Keep up the great work and blogging.:)

  2. Great work Vicki, I love the flower on your purse.

  3. what lovely projects Vicki - thanks for participating in the blog hop :)

  4. Gorgeous projects, Vicki - so glad Rich Razzleberry is staying!

  5. Gorgeous projects Vicki. I'm off to try a scallop circle flower.

  6. Oh, yes, that last little one is ADORABLE!! What's not to love about Rich Razzleberry; can't be over-used, in my opinion. I especially love your little bag - great job.

  7. Lovely cards and that flower is FABULOUS! On my computer the cards actually look like Cranberry Crisp (old in colour) and I was thinking it was such a nice colour scheme you had chosen! I LOVE Razzleberry too -so I can only imagine how much nicer they are IRL! ("duh" I should have realised it was Razzleberry because of the polka dot ribbon!) Thanks for sharing!

  8. Nice designs, I love the purse too. Very pretty!

  9. love your projects. Razzleberry is a lovely colour. I have even bought some clothes in Razzleberry.

  10. Andrea I had to laugh when your comment came through about buying clothes in Razzleberry I remember someone bought a SU colour wheel at a workshop solely so she could colour co-ordinate her clothes better......

  11. hi, the cards are wonderful, and wow the little bag is simply stunning, i love the scallop flower

  12. Gorgeous cards Vicki and I LOVE that Top Note bag! thanks for sharing! K :)

  13. Awesome cards & I just love that Top Note bag - now I'll have to get that die, too. :-)

  14. LOVE the last project and I am off to purchase the scallop circle punch so I can make that gorgeous flower! Thanks for the inspiration x

  15. Beautiful projects, really like the little scallop flower :)

  16. Oh I love the bag & box. Drop me an email & let me know what you have been up too. Cheers Paula