ESAD Blog Hop – Retirement List “Two Ways”

2014 ESAD Retirement Blog Hop v2

I think I’ve been watching too much Masterchef but after finishing my cards for this blog hop, I couldn’t stop thinking about my card design being ‘two ways’!

Welcome to the 2014 Retirement List ESAB Blog Hop.  I am actually feeling quite lucky with my win-loss ratio for the catalogue transition.  In total I only lost a handful of stamp sets and a couple of handfuls of accessories.  Certainly better than the boxfuls I was expecting.  So, to give you a few more retirement list project ideas, I’ve signed up for another ESAD blog hop.  If you’re starting here, there’s a few more blogs to get amazing inspiration on how to use your retiring products, or which ones you NEED to add to your collection before you miss out!  Or, you may have come from another Kelli!

“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.”

I’ve decided to run with the Masterchef theme (a girl’s gotta watch something while she crafts!).  My creation for you uses a basket full of retired products including the very beautiful Gingham Garden Washi Tape – which is the “hero of the card”.  Some of the washi designs from 2013/14 are staying on the menu.  But all of the Gingham Garden suite is paying the bill & heading off home (too far?).  So, I present – “Washi & Flowers with Thanks – Two Ways”.



Products I’ve used that are on the 2014 Retirement List:

Gingham Garden Washi Tape 129314

Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die 126999

Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 123130

Little Leaves Sizzlits Die 114511

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309

Express Yourself (Hostess) Stamp Set 130339/130336

Did you know that some of the current bundles will no longer be available in the 2014-15 catalogue?  Most of the products will be available individually, but the 15% discount when purchasing the matching products is ‘retiring’.  So, if you have your eye on any of the following bundles, contact your demo before 30th June 2014 to order at the bundle price:

Backyard Basics (132728/132729)

Beautifully Baroque (132732)

Flower Shop (132726, 132727)

Mosaic Madness (132733/132734)

Petite Petals (134822/34821)

Six-Sided Sampler (132724/132725)

Wildflower Meadow (132735/132985)

Thank you for joining me in the ESAD blog hop.  The next blog is by Andrea – enjoy!  If you get back here, you’ve done them all!  Don’t forget to leave a comment for the blog writers.  We love to hear from you!  Kelly x

The full list of blogs on the Retirement List ESAD blog hop:

1.  Narelle Hoggard


2.  Emily Campbell


3.  Kelli Gordon


4.  Kelly Kent – you are here!


5.  Andrea Buckland


6.  Kathryn Ruddick


7.  Sally Williams


8.  Keryn Campbell


9.  Yvonne Walker


10.  Richelle Fletcher


11.  Teresa Leggo


12.  Clare Mcilhatton


13.  Chloe Evans



11 thoughts on “ESAD Blog Hop – Retirement List “Two Ways”

  1. i am goign to miss that washi tape selection as well-it is so cheerful and adaptable. thanks for joining me in the blgo hop 🙂 and i love the washi tape wiht the doily combination

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