Welcome to my blog and thank you for joining us for the ESAD 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Blog Hop.  Today the ESAD girls are excited to introduce to you a range of projects designed to inspire you with ideas for the products available in our new catalogue.

Today I am first on the hop so you should be starting from here, if you get off track the full blog lineup below will help you move in the right direction so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations.

What 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, leave me a comment with your email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

My projects today showcases the new Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, coordinating Washi Tape and the fabulous pressed clay and silicone moulds.  When I first saw this paper I was reminded of two things, picnics on a sunny day and washing blowing in the breeze.

Check out those fabulous little clothes pegs from the Tag a Bag Gift Tags and the Gingham Garden Washi Tape holding up my clothes line.  I love Washi Tape – you’ll be seeing lots of it in the future I’m sure there are so many ways to use it.

Garden DSP

Keeping  the washing theme I’ve used some plain wooden clothes pegs here to construct a fridge magnet for bills or notes.  I covered the pegs with you guessed it ……..Washi Tape.  The sweet little flowers were made using Stampin’ Up!’s new pressed clay, a moulding clay you press into a silicone mould then leave to air dry.  Voila –  your own embellishments.  They make the perfect addition to your projects especially since you can make them in coordinating colours using reinkers.  I had so much fun I couldn’t stop making them.  I have tons of flowers now they will last all year.

Gingham Garden Fridge Magnet

My next project were these sweet paper lanterns.  You might remember making these in primary school….I do.

Gingham Garden Lanterns

As I mentioned earlier the first thought to come to mind when I saw the Gingham Garden DSP was picnics.  I suspect it has something to do with the melon mambo gingham stripes which reminds me of tablecloths you might put down under a picnic basket.  I thought these cute little lanterns would look perfect hanging around the garden on a summers day.   I had every  intention of photographing these all strung up in my garden but unfortunately the weather here in Melbourne today was not that kind.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today.  Remember products from the new annual are available to order from today.  If you’d like to order drop me a line or alternatively you can order through my on-line store.

The next stop is the talented Juliette Chapman at Jules Krafti Krafts stop number 2 on the ESAD blog hop.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you here again soon.

ESAS new catalogue next

1.   Michelle Grech (you are here)

2.   Juliette Chapman

3.   Michelle Halling

4.   Keryn Campbell

5.   Kylie Clemmence

6.   Sharlene Meyer

7.   Anne Wills

8.   Gail Kirby

9.   Rochelle Blok

10.   Andrea Buckland

11.  Delys Cram

12.   Chloe Evans

13.   Monique Fielder

14.   Christie Kunkel 

15.   Jenny Humphreys

16.   Tayna Bell 

17.   Marsha Hulland

18.   Richelle Fletcher 

19.   Libby Dyson

20.   Anna Mathieson 

21.  Corina Beyer

22.   Emily Campbell

23.   Narelle Hoggard

24.   Amity Knight

25.   Angie Jones