Sunday, January 27, 2013

ESAD SAB 2013 Blog Hop

Welcome to 2013 - what a great year so far!

Have you had a chance to check out the Sale-a-Bration catalogue from Stampin' Up! yet? If not, you are definitely in the right place! You are smack bang in the middle of the ESAD SAB blog hop for 2013 - so feast your eyes on the goodies we have all created for you, using the gorgeous products you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order. See something you like? Contact your local demonstrator, coz this stuff is only available for a limited time!

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 so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Ok.... on to the hop..... this is a circular hop, so you can start anywhere and follow it all the way round. Maybe you started here, or perhaps you just dropped in from Rochelle's scrummy page (isn't she talented?? I love her stuff!!) Either way - here is my project.

I pinned this delightful (and rather bright!!) idea from Erika Cerwin's blog. I wanted something to organise my cards this year (one of my goals for 2013 is to get more organised - another is to send more cards! - so this idea kills two birds with one stone.) Anyway..... here is my take on it using the Sycamore Street DSP - free with a qualifying order.

I made the box, using Summer Starfruit card stock and covered it with the DSP. Then I had a dilemma - do I sort my cards by month (list everyone with an event that month, make the cards and store them behind the correct month) or by event (the dividers would say "birthday", "anniversary" "thanks" etc etc)? I think I will make one of those next, but for this one, I went with the months of the year.

I printed them out on the computer using the RGB colours that match the SU! colours.

And just to get my organising started - I also made two cards to put in the box. I did CASE these cards, but they were CASEd from cards I had that I had CASEd previously, (that's a LOT of CASE's lol) so unfortunately I cannot remember where I got the ideas from :( If it's you - thanks! I love the simple but effective ways to show off the beautiful DSP.

OK...... that's me - time to hop along to the next stop - the uber-talented Andrea.