Category Archives: Summer Mini

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 –


Well tonights my night. I have hubby looking after my son, he has dinner duties and i am in my scrap room. Over on Angelas Forum we are having a cyberstamp night, this is where everyone comes together and completes challenges set by Angela herself. So below you will see all that i have done tonigt.

Challenge 1

I had to create a thank you card. Using the colour pink and one other colour/shade, i then had to use at least one item that you have not used before.

Then to top it off i have to send to a customer to thank them for all their business this year.

I used the Filgree brads as my something i have never used.. they have been sitting on my self waiting to be used.

As for who i will send this too.. that is a secret.. you will find out in the next few days. As well as i have put some goodies in t he card for you.

Items Used

Stamps :  Animal Stories

Ink :  Pixie Pink

Cardstock: Pixie Pink, whisper white

Accessories: Chit chat rub ons, Filigree brads, Whisper white taffeta ribbon

Punches: scalloped edge


Challenge 2

When you turn to page 7 of the NEW Summer Mini, there is a scrapbook page layout. I took this as my springboard for inspiration. I love the way that they have used the heart and filled it with buttons. I had another idea:


Not sure what happend when i stamps the heart to heart. I things the lack of lighting in my office needs to fixed and also the fact that i am up way pased my bed time.

Items Used

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Black

Stamps: I {heart} hearts, Sweet little sentiments

Accessories: Real Red 1/4:grosgrain rbbon