Sunday, February 16, 2014

ESAD BLOG HOP


Ok so it's time for another ESAD blog hop. This time from the newly released Occasions mini catalogue which runs from now until 30th June. 

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,
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.

You may have arrived here from Delys Cram but if not just keep going around until you get back here. 

My projects feature the very cute Life in the Forest set.  I just love this - especially the fox.....although I had that song "What Does the Fox Say?" going through my head the entire time I was making the projects!  

My first project is one of those Cards in a Box that are everywhere at the moment!  These look so complicated but are soooo easy!  I watercoloured the images using an aqua painter and ink from the inkpads pooled inside the lids.  The green card around the base of the box is Old Olive cardstock cut to look like grass with the new fringing scissors in the Occasions catalogue.  These are a lot of fun!  Click on the images to see them in better detail. 


My next project is a very simple water colour using the fox again on watercolour paper and again the fringing scissors. 



Thanks for visiting my blog.  Please now hop along to Monique Fielder  


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lots of new Stuff!



From today, Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year starts. 
For each $90 spent you can choose one item for FREE from the Sale-a-Bration brochure But wait! There's more! Host a party or gather up some orders to equal $500 and you get an extra $50 in hostess benefits - a total of $130 (plus those free SAB items!).  How about joining my team?  Get $255 of your choice of product for only $169.  Comment or email me at kirbygail@hotmail.com  for more information or if you would like a Sale-a-Bration brochure sending out to you. 

Today the Occasions catalogue also went live!  See the products here 
Let me know if you would like a copy sending out to you. 


And last but not least, our newest tool, the Texture Boutique machine.  Watch this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1y2cECf3M

Perfect for those times when you have only embossing to do and don't want to bring out the Big Shot or if like me, your platform has become slightly unhinged (not unlike myself!)

Friday, January 24, 2014

ESAD BLOG HOP

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,
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.



Ok, firstly I am having internet problems and am frantically doing this in a McCafe rushing before my battery goes! So apologies for it not being set out properly or with not much info. Will go back and fix it all up later!  If you do have any questions on products used you can email me at kirbygail@hotmail.com and I can reply via my phone!    OK internet is back on!  Forgot to mention that the SAB items used can all be earnt for FREE for each $90 spent from 28th Jan to 31st March.  Please contact me if you would like a SAB brochure sending out to you!

Click on the pictures to see them in more detail


My first project is a card featuring the Decorative Dots embossing folder,  Banner Blast stamp set and Banner punch from the Saleabration catalogue.

This project uses the Sweet Sorbet DSP and the banner blast stamp set and punch again

This ones uses the Sweet Sorbet DSP and the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack of the cork embellishments and the twine.  In both of the scrapbook pages there are also a couple of sneak peeks of new product from the upcoming Occasions catalogue - can you spot them?

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Next you will be visiting the lovely Michelle Grech

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

NEW CATALOGUE - NEW ESAD BLOG HOP!




Well the brand new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue goes live today, 2nd July. There are some really gorgeous things in there so if you would like a copy just send me an email and I'll get one out to you.

With a new catalogue, of course there is an ESAD Blog Hop!  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.

Ok, well thank you for visiting my blog. You may have arrived here from Anne Wills but if not, you can always go back. There are 25 of us participating in this blog hop so should keep you busy for a while. Don't forget to leave comments - we love comments!


Right, onto my projects! First up is a scrapbook page. I have used Pool Party Coordinations cardstock, Pool Party was due to retire this year but has been brought back and is now part of the Subtles colour family. This was one of my favourite In Colours so I am really happy to see it in the regular range. The acetate strip at the top is the printed window sheet from the Quatrefancy DSP pack and I have stamped onto it with black stazon. The stamp is from the Happy Day stamp set. The strip of DSP along the bottom is from the same Quatrefancy pack. I have embossed a piece of Coastal Cabana c/s - one of the new In Colours with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and rubbed the Coastal Cabana inkpad over the top to highlight the pattern. The little clips on the top of the cardstock are from the new Essentials Hardware clips - so cute! That is it! Very simple but scrapbook pages still seem to take ages to work out!


Next is a card featuring the Wildflower Meadow stamp and its matching embossing folder. This is a new concept. The stamp is one of the large background stamps. I have stamped it in Bermuda Bay - a new colour - ink onto Coastal Cabana c/s and then run it through the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder lining up the stamped image with the pattern on the embossing folder. I have wrapped some Whisper White organza ribbon around and the embellishment in the middle is the new modelling clay which I have tinted with a Coastal Cabana reinker and pressed into the new Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed molds. This stuff is great fun to play with! It's not like paperclay, it's really flexible. You get quite a large bag which is resealable and it goes a very long way. The clay airdries in about 24 hrs but its fine to touch in just a couple of hours. I added Dazzling Details glitter glue onto the flower. I have then stuck the top layer onto two new In Colours, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding. Hmm don't ask me how I got the cards on eitherside of the text but I like it lol!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. The next person on the blog hop is Rochelle Blok and you can find her blog here


Grab a Greeting!

From now until 31 July, you can get 25% off selected greeting stamps - Petite Pairs, Sassy Salutations and Sweet Essentials.  Greeting stamps are great for finishing off cards and these sets feature some very useful words.
You can view the images here:
http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=744

Thursday, June 6, 2013

More Specials!

Ok, well there is certainly a lot happening with Stampin' Up! lately as far as specials and new products go.  If you would like to be kept more up to date the best place to look is my demonstrator business page at http://www.gailkirby.stampinup.net where the latest and greatest announcements are magically updated by the Stampin' Up! fairies - quite often without me being aware!

The first special is the release of the Best Of sets. These are special sets put together that feature favourite images of stamps from the past 25 years - some of which will never have been seen in Australia before. A new set will be released each month. Note that these sets are only available in clear mount. 

The first set is the Best of Flowers set.  

This set costs $25.95 


Next are some really cute SINGLE stamps 



All products are available to order online 24/7 in your pyjamas with your cat/pug sitting on your lap via my webstore at 


or by emailing me or calling on 0402683325  I LOVE the hello hello stamp!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Retirement Lists

Hi,

I am back from convention and had started typing up a post but lost it :-(  The photos were taking ages to upload so I will try again on the weekend when our broadband is renewed. Heaps of things to share and some great photos.  I also have a lot of blurred ones because I was laughing so much at times I couldn't hold the camera straight! Throw in the odd Ibis, some stress balls and a belly dancer and what happens on convention stays on convention!

In the meantime, the retirement lists will be up tomorrow on the Stampin' Up! website www.stampinup.com  It will be on the main page when you log on with a link to the lists. Stocks are while they last but this year with online ordering you may get a better chance of getting what you want early! Some items will be discounted but I have no idea what as I also have to wait until tomorrow to see it! Just go to www.gailkirby.stampinup.net and click on the shop now button and put in your item codes for any retirement items you would like to order. You can also combine them with regular items as well.  Your order will be delivered directly to your door and you will pay the min shipping charge of $5.95 on orders up to $119 and then 5% of the order total after that. When you consider that the small 500g red satchels from Aust Post are now nearly $8 this is exceptional value.

Will be back soon with more convention news and photos!