Good morning from my very productive Stamp Camp up in the hills! Those of you who are coming to my new catalogue party next weekend are in for a real treat, we have been stamping our hearts out since about 4pm on Friday!
Today's exciting journey though, is not about that! Today we are joining in the ESAD new catalogue Blog Hop, and some of you may have arrived here from the blog of Keryn Campbell.
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and 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.
Now, what have I been making for our blog hop? Well, I went a bit silly really - couldn't help it actually, I am having a love affair!
Yes, really, I'm in love, with a new packet of our famous Designer Series Paper! This one's called Summer Smooches and it's bright, cheerful, fun and HAPPY!! We have several different stamp sets that work with it, and because of the gorgeous array of colours in the DSP, you can make so many other things work with it too - like the delightful new individual stamp called Two by Two.
I just adore all the Brights Family colours in this paper and loved having a go at watercolouring the Two By Two image in the same colours! And how cute are those baby shoes made with the lovely patterned DSP??
I did a bit of google searching for ideas with the Summer Smooches DSP and found a card similar to this cute ladybug one below - I am pretty sure the original was on Mary Fish's Stampin' Up! website - love her work!
Once I had "cased" this card, I suddenly had a wave of inspiration and starting churning out cute bug cards, using the Summer Smooches DSP & another new stamp set called BUG ME. So much fun!
I really love the Stampin' Up! sets that are interactive - you have to get out your Stamp-a-ma-jig and add legs and heads and wings - so much fun!
There's a whole stack of other new products hiding amongst those cards! If you haven't picked up your New Annual Catalogue from your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator yet, make sure you contact her today, or register for her catalogue launch party if she hasn't held it yet!!
Well, I better let you go on with the blog hop! Thanks for visiting me, please leave a comment in the comments - we love getting a bit of "blog love". The next person in the blog hop is Richelle Fletcher. By following the links at the end of each post, you can visit the whole blog hop, and if you get lost, you can just come back here and try again.
See you soon!