Wednesday, April 4, 2012

5 Year Pin

It's a pretty bad pic! But lookie what I got in the Mail from Stampin Up today? Yep I have been a demonstrator for 5 years!! wow~O~wow!!! 

I have made many wonderful online friends and a whole community of support and inspiration has been opened up to me in these last 5 years! So "Yes Stampin Up, I  look forward to sharing the excitement and anticipation of the next 5 years with you too!!!" :-)

Till Next Time...
Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Mail

Howdy there All!! Did you go on the blog hop yesterday!??? Oh My, there are some talented ladies out there!! Awesome projects.  If you haven't had a look - go now! :-) Just start with my post below this one and hop along by clicking the link at the bottom of each post.

I am just popping in quickly today to share some gorgeous Happy Mail I received last week.  I have gone through recently and become a 'fan' of many a Stampin Up demonstrators facebook pages (sharing the love and support) anyway..... Miriam Thomas has a Fan of the Week thing on her FB page !! and I won it! the first week I commented on her FB page!! (Clever chicky aren't I??) and she sent me these gorgeous cards and some ribbon (can never have too much ribbon!!! :-)

Thanks Miriam - they are beautiful.  
Till Next Time...
Sunday, April 1, 2012

ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

I made it!!! Yay - Didn't think it was going to happen - but here I am! This is my very first Blog Hop that I have participated in! I have been a member of ESAD for quite some time and have been on many a blog hop, but this time I am 'in it'!! I have chosen to use the stamp set Tea Shoppe (I love it!!) and also to feature the gorgeous satin pleated ribbon (OMG it is to die for!!!).  My colour scheme has been in my head ever since I signed up - Crumb Cake, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride. So.......on to the official stuff and then to share my goodies :-) 

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

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 it is 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

Okey Dokey, so you have probably just left the stunning creations of Theresa "Tess" Schirmer, hope you enjoyed visiting her blog.  Now on to what I have been up to :-)

I was planning on doing a folder for some teabags, a few cards and a folder to put them in - well we all know about best laid plans hey!? yep it didn't happen - so I made a box for some teabags and a set of four notecards.  I will over the next couple of weeks endeavour to get a folder made up to put said notecards in! (Will post it here when I am done!)

All the items

Now this box was messing around in my dreams the other night! I have made these boxes before - so quick and easy!! I should have gotten up and made it then! It is basically 2.5" square and fits the boxes of teabags in nice and snugly, cut out a window, strategically place the sentiment to hide to joining of the two boxes (of tea), make a pair standard boxes for top and base and decorate with the gorgeous ribbon :-) If you want the measurements for these just email me and I will be happy to send them on. I have attempted a 'rosette' on the top, but will have to play a bit more as it is coming apart. (it's my first attempt). Now the cards.  They are all the size of the Notecards (107311) in the catty on page 126.

First card off the rank


Card number two was inspired by a card I found while searching for inspiration at Sweetest Designs, I basically just used the embossing folder idea and then made the rest my own.

Number three! Trying to make sure I use all the stamps in the set :-)

Finally number four! 
I ended up using 9/10 of the stamps!! 

So that is it for my projects, I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and hope you pop back one day :-) and remember to leave a comment on each blog you visit on the hop as we all love to receive some comment love!! Now it is time for you to hop on over to visit Michelle Halling's blog - Have fun :-)

Materials List for all items 

All Stampin Up!! 
Stamp Set - Tea Shoppe
Cardstock & Inks - Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Versamark
Ribbons - Blushing Bride Satin Pleated Ribbon, Concord Crush Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Linen Thread
Punches - Modern Label, Scallop Trim, Scallop Oval, Oval
Other - Perfecto Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Basic Jewels Pearls.
DP - Neutrals Paper Stack, and a tiny bit of retired Concord Crush Patterns Paper Pack (because I didn't get my order of the InColour 2010/12 Paper Stack in time :-( )

Till Next Time...