Category Archives: Birthdays

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.

 You should have come here from Keryn Campbell so your almost done the whol blog hop. If you havent thats fine you can start with me and follow the links and have a travel around some wonder pages and work.

Please get a cuppa and some cakes as there will be lots to see and you wont wanna stop once your started.

Now I have a few things I wanna share with you all. So lets start with something Christmas like.

 These cute little treat squares are made using the new Scalloped Square Die.

 All I did was cut out the amount of wanted to do… then I just scored and folded… pop some holes in the four corners and then pop throu some ribbon and there done. They are perfect for the Christmas tree with just some little chocolates in them.

While I am showing you the Scalloped Square die.. Here is an easel card I made using the New Island Oasis Paper and a calendar for next year.. This makes for a great gift for someone.. as a desk calendar never goes astray.

(Not the best pic I know… but the weather here is really crappy and I cant seem to get any good photos atm)

Here is a Travel card I made for a swap but wanted to show case here as well. It not one using the Scalloped Square die, But also the Travel Journal DSP and Sentimental Journey stamp set.

Now let me show you a birthday card I made using the NEW grunge rock set and the lattice embossing folder. I made this for a swap I did recently and really

 You could re-make this card using all different colours.

Last thing I want show you is a flower I made using the Island Floral Bigz Die and the  new 2-3/8” scalloped circle extra large punch.

 Most of you will have seen the scalloped flower that’s made in purple in the middle.. But I wanted to dress it up a bit so I use 2 of the 5 petal flower on the Island Floral die and made a base.. I am rather impressed how it come out. And it show it off nicely I attached it to the front of this gift box I made for someone special.

Next you are off to Susan Joyce blog where I am sure she will keep the wonderful flowing for your pretty eyes to see.

 Have a wonderful day and hope to see you next time

Heres a full list of all the blogs you can visit.

 Jan McAnulty –

Sharlene Torres –

 Gail Kirby –

icole Derendorf –

 Vicki Were –

Teresa Leggo –

Sherylee Tutt –

Kim Conway –

Monique Fielder –

Keryn Campbell –

Steph Gray –
Susan Joyce –

Amy Buchanan –


Its my Nephews 2nd birthday today and a week or so ago i made this Cute lil card that i cased from Regionals.

I cant remember who it was that did this WOW presentation, But it was really good.

As you can see i have used the Funky Four stamp set and used my markers to colour the lil mushrooms in giving them each a different colour. The scalloped background is done using our punch scalloped square and then just laying the squares to get them to cover the background. Really effective and a new lil trick i have learnt

While i was away i did a demo of SU products to the scrapping ladies. With this we did a make and take that i thought was in tune with the country n western theme of the weekend.

We made this train card, which i actually cased from Madonna




Items Used

Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track Wheel, A little Birthday Cheer

Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Black

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Baja Breeze DSP, Riding Hood Red DSP, Whisper White

Punches: Sprial

Accessories: Baja Breeze 5/8 Striped Grosgain Ribbon, Clear Brad, Dimensionsal, Stampin Around Wheel handle