Welcome to another ESAD blog hop – a round trip through lots of inspiration for products from the 2015 Occasions catalogue & 2015 Sale-A-Bration range. You might be starting here, finishing here or just stopping by on your way around. If you’re on your way, then you’ve just seen Amity’s Project Life creations. Next stop on the journey is Norelle’s blog. A full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.
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.
Welcome to my projects. After buying what seems like most of the products (shhhh!) from the new Occasions catalogue (who can choose a favourite when the offerings are that good???) and earning quite a few SAB gifts, I had quite a selection of products from which to choose for my blog hop focus.
After some umm-ing & ahhhh-ing, I have ended up deciding to showcase the very interesting stamp set “Guy Greetings” (138825/138828/137178) – mainly as a bit of a push to ink it up and hopefully fall in love with it.
You see, since it arrived, I’ve been struggling to get excited about it! [And based on the offerings of Pinterest, I might not be the only one]. In theory, it’s a great set – masculine theme, great font and lots of potential… but something about it has been blocking my creative flow.
Well, not anymore for this old-fashioned engine with determination!
Armed with a theme of Night of Navy, Cajun Craze & my favourite neutrals, here’s what I came up with:
“You’re My Anchor”
Guy Greetings paired with Birthday Bash DSP (137783), Starbust Framelits (132967) and Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (137873).
Do you like the boating knot? Learn how to tie your own by following this tutorial.
Guy Greetings coupled with Hardwood Background Stamp (133032) and On Film Framelits (132969).
The Hardwood stamp would have to be one of my all-time favourite SU! stamps. It goes with so many themes.
Guy Greetings featuring a punch art coverall made using Square Framelits (130921) & Triangle Punch (133375).
I do love my punch art! This design would also work for hi-vis (which gives me an idea for the future!) or a crisp white shirt, making it perfect for a range of men. As well as “brother”, Guy Greetings comes with father, Grandpa, Dad, husband & uncle – fully customisable for the men in your life.
And one final share, to go with my mechanic punch art card.
“Tool Bag Curvy Keepsake Box” (135853).
Did you know that quite a few of the popular products from the 2014 Holiday Catlaogue are back as ‘returning favourites’, which is fabulous because the Curvy Keepsake Box has definitely been a favourite of mine![You can see them on page 49 of the Occasions 2015 catalogue].
So far all of my Curvy Keepsake Box creations have been ‘lovely for the ladies’ or ‘cool for kids’, so I wanted to create one that was ‘great for guys’. Think Dad’s Tool Bag could be a winner – especially if it was filled with his favourite chocolates.
Thanks for joining me while I made friends with my Guy Greetings Stamp Set. It’s definitely grown on me and I’m excited to make more ‘manly’ cards throughout the year.
Next stop on the blog hop is Norelle. Please leave a comment or two as you hop around – we love hearing from you! Kelly x
LIST OF BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:
1. Libby Dyson
5. Tamsin Adams
10. Keryn Campbell
11. Clare Mcilhatton
12. Ria Kaire
13. Kathryn Ruddick
14. Sally Williams
15. Tricia Raineri
16. Nerida Carter
17. Mel Pagano
18. Rachael Lewsley
19. Amity Knight
20. Kelly Kent – you are here!
21. Norelle Targato