Woohoo! Yes it's NEW catalogue time again, and that means its Blog Hop time again! Welcome to Katlodesigns blog. You could be starting here, or you may have just come from Monique's blog. At the end of my post you will find the link to the next blog - you can just keep following the links until you do a full circle.
But firstly? What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.
What have I been playing with from the new catalogue?
New Colours!! Has every single person in the blog hop used Blackberry Bliss? It seems to be the most popular colour ever released by Stampin' Up! Everyone's raving about it - and me too! I love it!
I've used the Stippled Blossom stamp set and matched Blackberry Bliss with Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and another new colour Mossy Meadow. Love the deep rich tones of the two new colours!
I was wanting to use the gorgeous new background stamp I LOVE LACE, so I decided to team it with Stippled Blossom and created several cards in different colour combinations - lots of fun!
In this card, the background is Blushing Bride with the main images stamped in Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. The bottom of the image has been fussy cut, whilst the top section was lined up in the Deco Labels Framelit in order to just cut a portion of it.
I love this two set stamp set, and my Stamp-a-ma-jig sure gets a work out!
I 've used the same framelit and stamps for this card but changed colours to Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay with just a touch of Pear Pizzazz.
If you look closely, you'll see this card has lots of our Pearl Jewels dotted over it.
Another colour change to Calyspo Coral and Crisp Canteloupe with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.
And then back to Blackberry Bliss, and this time I changed over to Tea Party Stamp Set and made a card and matching gift tag with some Brushed Silver Card stock and silver ribbon accents.
A couple of punches came out for these two - the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (see along the bottom of the tag) and our two butterfly punches.
I've been doing a few more masculine cards lately, so it was really lovely to be able to create a few really pretty feminine cards - and use some stamp sets that I haven't played with much.
Well, that's me - now it's time to leave a comment below and then hop onto the next blog - that of Narelle Hoggard. Click on her name to go there! Enjoy the rest of this creative journey!