Mother’s Day Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

I hope you’re ready for another ESAD Blog Hop!

If you haven’t heard of ESAD before, ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
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’s 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.

You may have arrived here from Kim Badelt’s blog, where I am sure you have seen something gorgeous. If you are starting here, when you have finished looking at my projects, just click on the link at the end of this post to “hop” to the next blog, then keep on “hopping” till you have circled back to Kim’s blog.

I have 3 projects to show you today, all using the Big Shot Die Cutting System. I also brought out an old favourite – the stamp set Bloomin’ with Beauty.

The card…

The gift box…

A perfect size for 3 Lindor Balls or a few homemade Chocolate Truffles!

The mini album…

Back view:


Close-up of the flower:

What Grandma wouldn’t like a brag book for Mother’s Day?

On these projects, I used:
Card: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamp Pads: Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Baja Breeze, Pale Plum
Stamps: Bloomin’ With Beauty, Fresh Cuts, Baroque Motifs
Other: Big Shot, SU! Top Note die, Scallop Circle die, SU! Perfect Polka-Dots embossing folder, Circle Scissor, small oval punch, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, sticky strip, Tombow Multi-purpose adhesive, mini glue dot, Crystal Effects, Velcro Dot

Thanks for visiting – I hope you are inspired by these projects.

If you leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop, you will be eligible to be in the draw for some blog candy (items or products donated by some of our lovely demonstrators!) . To be in the running, just email Sharlene (one of the fantastic organizers) at when you have visited and commented on every blog so that she can put you in the draw (customers only please, demonstrators not eligible!).

Now click here for some wonderful ideas from Megan McDonald!

Below is a list of all the links on the blog tour, just in case there are problems with any of the links:

Sharlene Meyer
Kelly Nelson
Kim Badelt
Jan McAnulty (me!)
Megan Mcdonald
Narelle Hodges
Kristine Thompson
Kylie Swain
Rachel Jackson
Nicky Adamson
Kari Hughes
Vicki Were
Clare McIlhatton
Lisa Bullock
Wendy Todd
Jenny Humphreys


18 Responses to “Mother’s Day Blog Hop”

  1. Leonie Schroder Says:

    oh wow Jan!! I love what you’ve done with Bloomin with Beauty set – just gorgeous 🙂

    • Jan Says:

      Thanks Leonie and Helen – I had the stamp set name misspelt (twice!); guess that comes of having to squeeze my computer time into when my daughter has a break from her schoolwork!

  2. Helen Says:

    Jan you have done a beautiful job. Bloomin’ with Beauty is a great stamp set.

  3. Andrea Says:

    I love your creations. The box is divine. I love the colours as well and the stamp set. well done.

  4. Megan McDonald Says:

    These are just wonderful, love the brag book.

  5. melbarkwith Says:

    Jan, your creations are all just beautiful. I definitely need to get that stamp set…

  6. Susan Joyce Says:

    Your projects are totally delightful. I especially like the box and the card, so beautiful, stunning!

  7. Christine Blain Says:

    WOW – times three! Beautiful colour combination, and I LOVE the little gift box. It is just sooooo beautiful.

  8. nickiturner Says:

    Wowzas – your projects are AWESOME! I really love them all but that first card has a real WOW factor. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Vicki Were Says:

    I love that colour combination some great ideas there. Thanks for sharing.

  10. sharna Says:

    HI, wow i absolutly love your creations, honestly they are stunning

  11. Kari Says:

    Stunning projects Jan! I love the album – think I may need ot CASe that for Mother’s Day!! thanks for your inspiration, K 🙂

  12. Teresa Says:

    Beautiful projects. Don’t you just love the bigshot. It makes the bases for projects so easy. Keep up the good work.

  13. Catherine Leong Says:

    Gorgeous! Especially love the window card!

  14. Tania Delgado Says:

    great stuff Jan. I had a look through your previous creations also and am loving the bags you make!

  15. Becky Says:

    Very pretty projects. 🙂

  16. Liz Parsons Says:

    Really like the mini album. Woud be a great gift to post to a Mother or Mother in law if they live in another partof the country

  17. Back again! « Card Capers with Jan Says:

    […] Some of us who weren’t able to go to convention, but who are members of ESAD (check out this post for information on ESAD) took part in an "unconvention", organized by the lovely Tanya […]

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