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Baby, We've Grown - Stampin' Up! ESAD Blog Hop

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Welcome to my little corner of Blog Land on the ESAD Occasional Catalogue Blog Hop, where I hope you have been getting lots of awesome cardmaking and scrapbooking ideas!

You may have arrived here via Chloe Evans blog. If so, welcome. If not, then you are in for the ride of your life with this inspiring blog hop, of amazing projects by talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators who all belong to a FaceBook group called ESAD.

There are 25 demonstrators on the blog hop, so hopefully you've got an hour or so to spare, to visit each one of our blogs - the links at the bottom of each one should take you to the next. We'd love to know what you think of our creative work, so please leave a comment if you have time!

I chose the new stamp set "Baby, We've Grown" for the blog hop. It's one of those stamp sets which you kind of think, "Do I need it or not??" But then once you've used it, or seen samples - it does become a must have item. I am so in love with the rabbit stamp!

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Oh, and how about that cute greeting stamp, partly shaded with Stampin' Write Markers? I've used Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding markers with Blender Pens to add a splash of colour to the text.

I've stamped the cute bunny straight onto Pistachio Pudding Chevron patterned paper from the In-Colour Pattern Stack, so it looks like a stripey stuffed toy, and just added a tiny bit of shading also with the markers.

And of course there's a small snippet of the gorgeous "Sweet Sorbet" Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper at the bottom.

I love the bunny stamp so much, I had to make more than one card. This one is more particular about the gender of the new born baby!

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Just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Watercolour Wonder Designer Series Paper, AND it works with the Sweet Sorbet DSP as well. This tag is punched using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, which I am sure you will be seeing a lot of - it's awesome!! Both of these products are also in the Occasions Catalogue.

I've also used Stampin' Up! watercolour paper so I could do the wet-on-wet watercolouring of the bunny.

This time I've used the Aqua-painter to colour the bunny and letters. It's filled with water and I pick up ink out of the lids of our Classic Stampin' Ink Pads to colour with. I have been using an awful lot of Crisp Canteloupe & Calypso Coral combinations lately. It just works so well!

The reason I actually bought Baby, You've Grown, wasn't even the bunny stamp, but the cute OWL family. So I had better show you the card I made with that too. It's perfect for announcing a new arrival in the family!

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Ha, ha! Just realised, this card HAD to have the bunny stamp as well!

The main pennant on this card was also Watercolour Paper, coloured using the Aqua-painter and inks direct from the inkpad.

I just love authentic watercolouring, where you wet the paper after stamping, then add colour, letting it bleed, allowing it to dry, adding more layers - it's so amazing and beautiful when it dries.

I really loved creating these projects! 

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And this is what the complete set of stamps looks like :

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It's on page 28 of the Occasions Catalogue.

You may be wondering how I got into this "Blog Hop" and what on earth 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 love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful 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 and I'll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

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If you're not already a member of the Stampin' Up! family, and you're interested to know more about it, so you can be part of such an awesome bunch of stampin' friends, get lots of information and inspiration from talented stampers, AND save money on your craft supplies - or even make some extra money, make sure you ask me today about the awesome Stampin' Up! starter kit and how you can get $255.00 worth of products for just $169.00 during Sale-a-bration.

Well, please leave a comment below, then go off to visit the next person on the blog hop,my darling stamping friend Nikki Sadler. If you follow the links at the end of each blog post, you will do a full circle and end up back here!

Can't wait to hear what you think about our creations!



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Christine Blain

Gorgeous cards, Kathryn. I especially love the card in greens; the shading of the sentiment looks fabulous, as does the paper-pieced bunny.

Narelle Hoggard

Stunning cards, Hope you don't mind me casing your girls baby card. TFS


Such a sweet stamp set Kathryn. Your colouring is just gorgeous.

Clare Mcilhatton

your colouring in is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Di Dunk

So cute and gorgeous Kathryn. Thanks for sharing

Keryn Campbell

Gorgeous projects with fantastic colouring. TFS!

Libby Dyson

Great projects Kathryn. I love how you have shown the versatility of this set. Thanks so much for the inspiration

sally Williams

I love your cards Kathryn, thanks for sharing.

Rochelle Blok

These are stunning cards Kathryn! I LOVE them! I especially love the 'pink' bunny one! Your colouring with the markers is exceptional! You may have just changed my mind to get this set!

Alisha Watson

Gorgeous as always!! The water colouring is just to die for. I love them all :-)

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