Sunday, April 28, 2019

ESAD So Long Old Favourites Blog Hop



Old friends are always hard to say goodbye to, arent they? And by old, I mean longtime friends, like one of our Mother's Group mums who lives in Hobart, Tasmania.
 It's always hard to say goodbye to her.. *sigh*

Thankfully, being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means that while we are saying goodbye to some much loved products, we know that new ones are coming!! Just one of the many perks of being a demo!!

Another perk is being a member of the inspiring group we lovingly call ESAD. The details are below & you really cant put into words the warm n fuzzy feeling you get from being with such a wonderful group of like minded people!!



With the house-keeping stuff out of the way, let's get onto the reason we are here: what we have created to share with you... & you would have come from Siobhan's  blog. I must say that I've spent a bit of time looking at her work & it's stunning!!

I'm so glad you took part in the blog hop Siobhan, I love what you do :) Now, onto my work...

I loved this Bubble Over stamp set when I saw it & yet, I havent used it much at all?? And then this blog hop comes along & I drag it out & dust it off AND I"M LOVING IT AGAIN, go figure?

The fun of this set makes me smile. And weddings are meant to be fun, right, so this card had to be also...


Ive used Bubble Over, as mentioned, the Bottle & Bubbles dies, the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder with Lemon Lime Twist & Berry Burst cardstock.

Both of the main colours haven't grabbed me for 2 years & now I'm loving them too! Crazy, hey?

The only current items are the Whisper White & Basic Black cardstock, StazOn ink & Vellum, so I was pretty happy with how this worked out.

My next project came about because I participated in my first challenge over the weekend. The challenge presented was to make a card using Basic Black, Whisper White & a pop of colour.

It had me thinking, but after making the previous card, I had it worked out.

Here I teamed up Swirly Bird stamp set with the matching dies, Swirly Scribbles & Follow Your Dreams. I believe this technique is called "Inset", where you make a puzzle essentially with the various pieces...


My last creation I'm sharing is using the So Santa stamp set teamed with Botanical Butterfly DSP. I so want it to be summer again, as we begin to approach winter, I just yearn for the sun on my face, but maybe not as much as poor Santa, he could do with a hat for protection!!

And learning how to do the Reflective technique was simple & fun too - I'll share that this week, in another post, so be sure to come back :)

Of course, us demos wouldn't usually show off the light bouncing off the embossing powder, but I just had to show you how it looks like water, right!!

I've used more current items on this card: Balmy Blue ink & cardstock, Watercolor Pencils with the Aqua Paint Brush, StazOn Ink, Balmy Blue, Whisper White & Basic Black cardstock.

I do always enjoy using DSP differently to how it was intended, ie: butterflies on a card or scrap page...

The other thing I loved about this whole process was that I needed my 16 year old son to take the photos for me, as the camera on my Iphone is broken. So Kyle organised the way the light should be, how the card should be standing etc & took the photos for me - he did okay, didn't he!!
Thanks mate.

I hope you have enjoyed my items, I absolutely enjoyed the challenge of making them for you, be sure to come back for more inspiration sometime.

Click on the green sign here, to go to Peta's blog, tell her I said 'hi'...



Blog hop participant list, from here onward:

14. Jo Weedon - https://joweedon.blogspot.com/…/esad-so-long-old-favourites…
15. Peta Stephen - https://www.stampincat.com.au/esad-so-long-old-favourites-…/
16. Lisa Whitehead - https://stampwithlisa.co/esad-so-long-old-favourites-blog-…/
17. Rochelle Laird-Smith - https://stampingflair.com/esad-so-long-old-favourites-blog-…
18. Rebecca Scurr - https://thepaperandstampaddict.com.au/…/so-long-old-friends/
19. Mandy Depiazzi - https://mypapertrailblog.wordpress.com/…/esad-so-long-old-f…
20. Denise Buetler - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/denisebuetler/blog…
21. Monique Fielder - https://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com/…/esad-so-long-ol…
22. Kelly Kent - http://mypapercraftjourney.com/…/esad-blog-hop-so-long-old…/
23. Sharon Dalton - https://studioshabazcreativeme68.blogspot.com/…/esad-so-lon…
24. Rebekah Crisp - https://bcreativewithberyl.wordpress.com/…/so-long-old-favo…
25. Maree McIntosh - https://stampwithmareescards.blogspot.com/…/esad-april-2019…

1. Bronwyn Eastley - http://addinktivedesigns.com/…/esad-so-long-favourites-blo…/
2. Libby Dyson - http://libbystampz.com/so-long-old-favourites-blog-hop/
3. Katrina Duffell - https://inkpapergirl.com/?p=13579
4. Lou Kitzelman - https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/…/esad-april-2019-s…
5. Shannon Kissane - http://shannonkissane.com/?p=3064
6. Nicole Wilson - https://nicolejuliewilson.blogspot.com/…/so-long-old-favour…
7. Delys Cram - https://delyscram.com/…/esad-so-long-old-favourites-blog-h…/
8. Lauren Meiklejohn - https://laurenmeiklejohn.wordpress.com/?p=5792
9. Cathy Pinchbeck - https://wp.me/p3zFY4-rV
10. Sandra Mastello - https://www.violetvspurplepapercrafts.com/?p=25912
11. Richelle Fletcher - https://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com/…/esad-so-long-ol…
12. Rose Packer - https://wp.me/p6g0iC-1k9
13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons - https://hightreeshouseofcards.com/…/so-long-to-old-favourit…

33 comments:

  1. Fun cards Jo. Like the reflection technique. Great photography btw!

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  2. Thanks Rochelle for being the first person to comment on my post :)

    I really loved this theme and technique, enjoy the rest of the hop...

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  3. Lots of lovely fun cards, Jo. I'm so glad you hopped with us

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  4. It's been a while since Ive posted, so this was the perfect reason to find my mo-jo!! Thanks for making me smile, Libby x

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  5. Great projects Jo. So sad to say goodbye to some our favourites, isn’t it. Well done for participating in the blog hop.

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    1. Im getting used to these Hops!! There is another one in a fortnihgt, Mandy, but come back before then to see my next few posts... Ps saying goodbye also means saying hello to newbies!!

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  6. Fun projects Jo, I am going to miss the Swirly Birds bundle and love how you have used it on your card. Another one that I think will stay in my stash for some time.

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    1. Thanks Mon, (this reply has taken me over a week to fix, Im sorry), yes, the Swirly Bird has many uses. See you for more Blog Hops x

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  7. All such fun cards, but my favourite is Santa! Your reflection is really clever. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Shannon, Ive only just learnt how to do this, its quite easy!! Thanks for the smile and sorry for the late reply... I had to change the seetings on my blog posts to do so. Stay around for the next few posts and another blog hop on 2nd June :)

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  8. Love all these cards Jo, I will miss that Santa he is just so cute! Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs x

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  9. Three wonderful cards Jo, I love your Santa and your reflection technique. Tell your photographer to keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Peta, Im sure if I keep up with feeding him & keeping the internet current, then we pretty much have a deal!!
      Thanks for making me smile with your comment x

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  10. Great work Mr Photographer! ;)
    You know, I've never tried the reflection technique - It's on the list to try now!! Thanks for sharing your creations Jo :)

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    1. Hi Richelle, thanks for adding this technique to your list because of me! Im super happy and would love to see what you do with it xxx

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  11. Love the colouring and reflection on the Santa card. Sunburnt Santa, too cute.

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    1. Hi Cathy, I didn giggle a little when I was colouring his shoulders & nose :)
      Thanks for stopping by..

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    1. Aww thanks Sandra, sorry for the late reply - Ive just worked out how to comment back & needed to do it BEFORE participating in the next Blog Hop, lol!
      Thanks for commenting x

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  13. Love all three cards, Jo. Love the Santa one the most - such a cute image and fun technique.

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    1. I do love me an Australian image among all the other gorgeous images in the catalogue!! Yes, I think I'll be using this technique again in the future...

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  14. Love these Jo and the first time I’ve seen the reflection technique, what a great idea.

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    1. Hi Lisa :)
      I have another post after this one that shows how to do the Reflective technique, if you are interested?
      Thanks for looking around at everyone's blog x

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  15. Great variety of cards, Jo. I particularly like Santa getting ready to hit the waves and the great shiny reflection!

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    1. It was weird to actively photograph the light bouncing off it, but it just had to be done, lol!! Sorry for the late reply, Ive finally worked areas out on my blog and can finally answer them all individually.
      Thanks for coming by, I truly appreciate it x

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  16. 3 beauties Jo. Love the shimmery beach reflection. So clever. x

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    1. Howdy Lou, thanks so much & for organising such a seamless Blog Hop!! I look forward to the next one x

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  17. 3 lovely cards. My favourite is Santa!! Too cute!!

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    1. Hi Rebecca, thanks for commenting and stopping by. I love to learn something new every now and then and this technique worked perfectly with the sun loving Santa, didnt it!! Thanks again x

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  18. First of all Jo, I am so sorry that my commenting tardiness (I'm blaming three little kids and a raging two week cold for me!) means I'm only just seeing your lovely comments about little ol' me just now and I feel terrible for not thanking you earlier :) You are so sweet. Now onto you, your cards here are so gorgeous. I love the black & white & a pop card in particular - that was a great challenge. And sunburnt Santa, lol. Your son did a great job with the photos, too. A clever, creative family, it seems!!

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    1. Hi Siobhan, Im sorry to hear you've been sick - life gets in the way of crafting, doesnt it :(
      I hope you are better now and are ready for the next Blog Hop? Thanks for your warn n fuzzies also x

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  19. Thanks Maree, funny how some things actually come together, hey? I did enjoy this challenge! Thanks for commenting x

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