ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to another ESAD blog hop! We have a huge turnout this blog hop with 25+ Blogs of inspiration for the 2018 Annual Catalogue!



Here’s my Scrapbooking class project from May. A Mini Album using the Share what you love specialty DSP (146926), Make a difference stamp set (146676) and the Layering Alphabet dies (145664)

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This Mini album is 6 inches wide and however long the word you want to make! Mine was 6 x 11 1/4 inches in length.


Additional items I used were Share what you love embellishment kit (146928), Share what you love artisan pearls (146927), Delightfully detailed Memories and More Card pack (147038), 1/8 Black cord (146350)  and the gorgeous new Pearlized doilies (146936)

Next up is Kathryn Mangelsdorf…….Check out her amazing project!



Heres a list of all the participants in the blog hop in case you get stuck.

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Joanne Stubbings
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Courtenay Heuston
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Carolina Evans
  8. Peta Stephen
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nicole Wilson
  13. Emily Campbell
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Katrina Duffell
  16. Delys Cram
  17. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  18. Megan Lenske
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Bronwyn Eastley
  21. Jo Weedon
  22. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  23. Melissa Gifford
  24. Cathy Pinchbeck
  25. Jessie Holton
  26. Jenny Bowman
  27. Rose Packer




Happy Stamping!

Share What You Love

What I love about this suite of products that is coming up in our New Annual Catalogue ..are the beautiful colours and images in the Designer Series Paper, and the corresponding stamps!

I’ve been creating up a storm with this suite and here are three cards I’ve made for my card class.

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I’ve also used the Layering Squares Framelits (141708) and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (141489)

Here’s some closeups of the cards..

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Don’t forget that this promotion is available for purchase now! See details on my other posts down below or contact me to find out more.

If you are near Tauranga/Te Puke ..don’t forget I have my Scrapbooking mini album class on this Sunday 27th May..more details over on my Facebook Business Page!  Let me know ASAP if you are wanting to attend!


Happy Stamping..keep warm, craft some more and eat chocolate!


Graduation Time

Recently our Daughter graduated from University with a Bachelor of Dance Studies!  I dont CASE very often but saw this idea on pinterest and just had to make this card for our Daughter.

I used the Beautiful You stamp set (143637) of which I stamped for the background and coloured in the legs and ground and the second for the gown/body and hands.

I snipped off the hat and coloured it with my Bermuda Bay Blendie to make the hood of the gown.

The second image I coloured with my BB Blendie around the edges and used a sharpie marker to colour in the image (our Basic Black marker would do the same was just what was on my table at the time!)

The hat was just a square of black cardstock. The scroll was a small piece of whisper white that I rolled up. I used some BB striped chevron ribbon to make the tassle (pulled it apart) and adhered with a glue dot. I added another dot of black over the top of it to cover the edges.

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The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases (141534) and Jennifer..the new Make a Difference stamp set (146676-$57) ..which you can order this month with the Share what you Love promotion.


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I will be doing more of these cards as you see, shes not finished with university and doing her Honours year this year and following it with a Teaching Diploma so another 2 graduation cards are on the horizon!

If you are in New Zealand and dont have a demonstrator..let me know if you would like a brand new Catalogue sent to you!  You can email me or message me on my Facebook page to order! (Details on the sidebar)

Happy Stamping!

Stamping Friends Blog Hop

31914057_10156387187354553_4856405545487171584_n..Yes yes I know I’ve been neglecting my blog lately but in my defense..I’ve had technical issues (and now got a new phone/camera) ..and I’ve been working 6 days a week in a temporary job (our 5 yearly finished!)

But just because I haven’t been blogging..doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating!

I’ve been scrapbooking up a storm lately ..especially with the Share What you Love suite. Which, is a early release promotion for this month of May!

You can check out this promotion at the end of this post. 

Heres my Layout using this suite!

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I’ve added a few other elements (Hearts and Stars Elements pg 196 and retiring), the title is using the new Layering Alphabet Edgelits (new AC) and the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser cut specialty paper (new AC)

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I’m sharing this blog hop with a lovely bunch of friends …go and check out their Blogs here…

Let’s see what my Stamping Friends have created for you using the Share What You Love Suite

1. Kelly Kent
2. Leonie Schroder
3. Libby Dyson – Australia
4. Nicole Wilson
5. Ann Craig – Australia
6. Delys Cram


Here’s the promotion and also a sneak peek of my scrapbooking class later this month (27th May) using this same beautiful collection but this time into a mini album!

Check out my Facebook event page for details if you live near me in the Sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand!

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Yosemite Layout

This is my favourite photo of Yosemite National Park. I’m still pinching myself that I got to see the amazing scenery on my US trip in November!

Coming from New Zealand, we have beautiful scenery of our own but Yosemite and the Grand Canyon were highlights of my trip!


This Layout was for my February class along with my previous post a few days. Technique was brusho and embossing paste.

I like to have a more involved Layout and a simple one.

The flower is fussy cut out of the Petal Passion DSP and altered with Brusho. The other stamps I used were Waterfront, Friendships Sweetest thoughts (OC) and Banners For You and Labeler Alphabet (AC)

I used a stencil/mask (brick wall one out of the Pattern party masks) with brusho to ‘stamp’ onto the Crumb Cake CS. The other mask I used for the shimmery white Embossing paste. The embossed piece was wet with brusho when I embossed it through the Big Shot and then dried.

I used the Layered Circle dies to tie it all in ..along with some black bakers twine.

The cute embroidery hoops were altered with brusho too!

Happy Stamping!


Dripping with Brusho!

I recently taught at my wider teams stamp camp this past weekend and I have lots to show you what I have been up to with Brusho!

Today I’m showing you my Brusho dripping technique and with the addition of Embossing paste over the top. I found that, if you just blot the brusho and use the embossing paste over the top, the colour comes through the embossing paste!

For my make n take (50 plus) I made a Layout. I knew that lots in this group werent scrapbookers so I made a card to show that this technique could be used as a card technique as well.

Here is the original LO. I used Camboge, Yellow and Brilliant red. This is a super easy just add the crystals to the top of the page..spritz with water and let it run down the page (hold the page vertical). Then, when you are satisfied with the look, blot with a paper towel and then add your mask and embossing paste. (I used Shimmery white)

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The flowers were stamped with Amazing You (SAB) and fussy cut out and I used brusho to colour. The diecuts are from the Celebrate You thinlits and the Petals and More thinlits. A few sequins to finish off of course!

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Not everyone is into flowers so I did a second Layout using the Prussian blue and yellow Brusho and turned it on the side.  I used just the white embossing paste for this one but still used the sequins.

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Finally, here is the card I made for those who wanted to do a card instead. I made this card as my swap so thanks Helen for taking a photo of it as I forgot to do so before handing them all out lol.

I used Lots to Love box framelits for this card and the Happy Birthday is from the We Must Celebrate stamp set.


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Check back in a couple of days as I have a new technique to show!

Happy Stamping!


Welcome to our February Blog Hop showcasing some Saleabration products!

Esad februarySaleabration is just once a year and with a purchase of $110 you can get free product from our Saleabration Brochure. New exciting products have just been added to the mix just this week so check it the new brochure out here.

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So I have lots of new products that I love in this second release..ooh the paper! But this stamp set called Eclectic Expressions caught my eye.

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I’ve only just started playing with this stamp set but here are a couple of cards I’ve done .using it.  First up a very CAS card and also using the new Trio of Ribbon (another SAB reward)

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.then I was thinking some of those splotches could be made into a background card like this!

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You can bet that I will be doing some more cards with this set..a very versatile set also for the scrapbooker in me!

Thanks for visiting and please click on the ESAD arrow for the next blog inspiration! The lovely Rachael Lewsley!

Heres a full list of the blogs on this blog hop if you get stuck.

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Sandra Mastello
  3. Courtenay Heuston
  4. Ellen Woodbridge
  5. Cheryl Algie
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Jessie Holton
  13. Megan Lenske
  14. Delys Cram (You are here)
  15. Rachael Lewsley
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Melinda Whittington
  19. Jenny Hayward


Happy Stamping!