Saturday, September 18, 2010

ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop! ......... and Earthquake update.......

Earthquake update:
Just a little note before you get started hopping around.  I've had lots of emails from all over the world with regards to the Earthquake (a 7.1 quake starting on Saturday 4th September 2010 at 4.35am) we have had here in Christchurch.......... we had a few breakages around the house and lots of stuff thrown everywhere (ok just as I'm typing this we are shaking......... not enough to leave the computer desk though you get used to knowing when you need to head to the door) we have quite a few hairline cracks around the house nothing major but I'm so over the aftershocks and actually getting a good nights sleep would be nice.  For those of you that aren't aware of how often we are having the aftershocks have a look here it's a great visual of the quakes (wow we are only up to 688).  Thankfully the aftershocks are slowing down and getting smaller but we are still getting them at night and I wake for most of them (but I think last night I crashed and slept through them).  Another site to look at is

So please make sure you have your emergency kit up to date with everything you need I was surprised at how many people were not prepared - a good place to start is here
I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!

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’

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 Bev Watt or maybe this is your first stop. Anyway I hope you enjoy seeing all the creations we have for you today.

Milk Die Cracker (or should it be called Quaker)

What we have here is a creation I made up I was finding the milk carton quite small so played around and made it bigger - I kept looking at the milk carton die and thought if you put it on it's side it would look like a cracker............. so in a bout of tired daze this is what was created.


Stamps:  Perfect Punches
Cardstock:Cherry Cobbler , Old Olive, Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Bigshot: Mini Milk carton Die
Ink: Old Olive
Punches: Scallop Circle
Other:  Crimper, Crop-a-dile, Tombow Multi, Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon

Sorry I was too tired to do a tutorial this time.

Jolly Holiday Milk Carton Tote

Stamps:  Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:Cherry Cobbler , Old Olive, Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Bigshot: Mini Milk carton Die
Ink: Old Olive
Punches: Scallop Circle, Oval Extra large
Other:  Crop-a-dile, Tombow Multi, Linen Thread

Lap of Luxury Milk Carton Tote

This is a variation on the same thing.

Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pretty in pink, Very Vanilla
DSP: Lap of Luxury
Bigshot: Mini Milk carton Die
Punches: Oval Extra large
Other:  Crop-a-dile, Tombow Multi, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.................. (hopefully I will get back into the habit of posting on my blog more).

Win Blog Candy

* this is only open to customers (ie. demonstrators do
not qualify)
* to qualify you must visit every blog on the hop and leave a comment on each one
* once you have commented on each blog (there are 23) email Leonie ( and advise her you have been round and commented on all the blogs.

So now you can hop off and see what Jo Weedon has been creating.

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

If you get lost along the way here are all the hoppers in this hop. 

  1.  Nikki Sadler -
  2.  Angela Purdie -
  3.  Richelle Fletcher -
  4.  Shirley McAvoy -
  5.  Carole Stedman -
  6.  Carol-Ann Torrie -
  7.   Sherylee Tutt -
  8.   clare mcilhatton -
  9.  Andrea Buckland -
  10.  Susan Joyce -
  11.  Ann Gerlach -
  12.  Dani Fender -
  13.  Bron Heslop -
  14.  Charmaine Black -
  15.  Pauline Bennetts -
  16.  Bev Watt -
  17.  Vicki Were -
  18.  Jo Weedon -
  19.  Kim Conway -
  20.  Jane Norrish - Http://
  21.  Jacinta Argent -
  22.  Monique Fielder -
  23.  Jan McAnulty -


  1. Hi Vicki, love the color combinations used and the Quakers look so cute.

  2. Ohh love the idea of the cracker from the milk carton die - that's awesome, such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing

  3. Hehe, love the Quacker, such a clever idea!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. nice projects, sorry to hear about the frequency of those aftershocks, I had no idea there were so many!

  5. Gosh they are all fabulous - especially love the cracker

  6. Oh, I must do every single one of these! I have bookmarked your site as reference. More gift ideas for the teachers at Christmas. WOW!

  7. your cracker is ingenius!! and all your milk carton projects make me certain I need that die!!

  8. Like the cracker/bon bon. Clever idea.

  9. What a clever idea Vicki!!!Love all of your projects

  10. Hi i love the quakers, i absolutly love your choice of colours, the new milk carton die is soo cute