Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ESAD-SU Blog Hop!

Hello Hoppers! For those who are visiting my blog for the first time WELCOME! I hope you like the fun projects that I have to share. To those loyal blog surfers who check back regularly to see if I am here THANKS! I'm back and hope to be a reformed blogger from now on ...

Welcome to the ESAD-SU Summer Mini Blog hop. ESAD-SU is a great forum for Aussie Stampin' Up! Demos and of course our lovely Kiwi cousins. It is a wonderful place to go for advice and inspiration, there are regular challenges and lots of sharing of ideas. If you are a Stampin' Up! Demo in Australia or New Zealand and would like to join this awesome group click here.

The purpose of this Blog Hop is to share the creations we have made with the incredibly yummy range of goodies in Stampin' Up's new Summer Mini catalogue. If you would like me to send you a copy of the new mini catalogue contact me and I will send you one.

So, enough chit chat here is the main event! The projects I am sharing were made with the gorgeous Animal Stories stamp set and the Tall Tales Designer Series Papers.

This project is a double scrapbook layout featuring the adorable new baby elephant at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney - Luk Chai. On the day we were visiting we watched the elephants come out for play time, whilst the older elephants were showing off their skills, Luk Chai stole the show, and the hearts of the crowd, by nicking the soccer ball from the bigger elephants, dribbling it out from under their feet with his head. Here is my layout "Luk Chai steals the show!"




Project Recipe:

  • Stamps: Play Ball (Retired) Calendar Alphabet and Numbers



  • Cardstock: Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip



  • Inks: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, White Craft Ink



  • Accessories: Tall Tales DSP (Summer Mini catalogue) Jumbo Grommets (Summer Mini) On Board Timeless Type Chipboard Letters, Chololate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon, Signo White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Marker



  • All Stamped Images are copyright Stampin' Up!



The next project is this adorable box with matching 3x3" gift cards and DSP envelopes.



























Project Recipe:

  • Stamps: Animal Stories (Summer Mini Catalogue), Really Retro (Ideas Book and Catalogue)



  • Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, So Saffron, Brilliant Blue, Old Olive



  • Inks: Old Olive, Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip



  • Accessories: Tall Tales DSP (Summer Mini Catalogue) White Gel Pen, So Saffron Marker, Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Build-a-brad, Flower Designer Brad, Playground Designer Buttons, Brilliant Blue brads, Stampin' Dimensionals.



  • All stamped images are copyright Stampin' Up!

As an extra special treat - there is blog candy to be won! Anyone who visits every blog in the ESAD-SU Summer Mini blog hop and comments on each one (there are 30!) will have their name put in the draw to win some delicious Stampin' Up! blog candy. You have until midnight on Wednesday AEDST to comment and then email leonie@stamp-a-latte.com to get in the draw. So get that comment love happening and get your name in the draw!!

Now to move on to the next delectable offering in this feast of Stampin' Up! Summer Mini treats, click on the link to head over to the exceptionally talented and incredibly creative Corinna Buchan at her blog pinkflowersandbling


Thanks for dropping by, enjoy the rest of the hop.


Cheers


Claire




63 comments:

Louise Sutton said...

Such a cute box and matching cards, but the elephant layout is outstanding!

MadonnaDunn said...

Claire, you are warming me to that set and papers!! Gorgeous projects!

Kym Byrne said...

Wow Claire. I didn't think I like this stamp set or DSP but I might have to rethink that one. I love what you have done with it. Thanks
Kym Byrne
P.S the elephant is cute too!!!! LOL

Leonie said...

I love the layout Claire and the story that comes with it!! the box and cards will make an awesome class!

Thanks for participating in our first Blog Hop

carolm said...

love the scrap pages and cards. great use of the new dsp.
xox

Lou said...

Wow it is great to see such fantastic projects of stamp sets I didn't think I liked... how quickly my opinion is changing!! Thanks for sharing!

Sonia G said...

Great pages and card set!

Meegan Dale said...

Wow - i didn't think that i liked that stamp set or papers much - but now i do.......

Great card set also - very nice.

Thanks

Meegan

Deena Dobinson said...

Cute layout Claire! I really like your card box, it would make a nice gift!!

Robin Merriman said...

Cute projects!

Shaz :) said...

Claire your work is amazing! These are awesoem projects, I just love what you have done with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.
Hugz
Shaz :)

Bev Mantle said...

Love your pages and the box of cards are adorable. tfs

Sandie C said...

What lovely projects. Love that card set.

Charmaine Black said...

Hi Claire, what gorgeous work you've done for this hop, I love everything, those elephants are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Shirley McAvoy said...

So many lovely ideas to try out. I love elephants. Shirley

Shirley said...

So cute are these elephants. You've done a great job with these layouts.

Vanessa Garrahy said...

I love that cards.
I love the stamp set, it is now on the to buy list.
Thanks

Julie Putland said...

I love what you've done with the stamps and DSP. Thanks for sharing

Keegan Rigby said...

Cute! I love the elephant layout!

DeenaDee said...

lecenI just LOVE your layout!! That elephant is too cute!!LOVE the way it all comes together. TFS

sue said...

great ideas.love the elephants

sue said...

great ideas love the elephants

Linda said...

Great project - I especially love the elephant standing on the "ball". He looks like he was designed for just that idea!

Lyanna George said...

Love what you've done with this stamp set!

purplebuttons said...

Fantastic scrapbook pages of the Taronga Zoo elephants. They are just sooooo cute. Love the little cards too - these would make a great Christmas present.

Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

I love the Animal Stories stamps - how will I ever stick to my budget with this catalogue!!! The matching papers are just so gorgeous!

Liz said...

May rethink getting this DSP now!

Sarah S said...

I love your use of the tall tales designer paper--I just ordered it--also the Brilliant Blue & so saffron go really well together--I'm off to do a card tonight with these 2 colours--great job Claire!

yoginaki said...

I love the photos of the Elephants you are very talented

Tina said...

I love the box and matching cards. Great work!

Bizzi Hands said...

Animals everywhere.. what wonderful ideas.
Thanks for sharing

Rebecca O'Gorman said...

What a perfect use for this stamp set and paper. Well done!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your little box and matching cards.

Tracy said...

Hey Claire, All just tooo cute! Well done, love your work. Hugs, Tracy x

Lynda said...

Slam dunk set for kids...and how good is the matching paper. The 3 x 3's you have done are beautiful. Well done.

Stampindragon said...

Great SB page layout...that DSP is perfect for it. Love the card set too...this is one of my fav sets!

Cynthia Ferenz
Fredericksburg, VA
www.stampindragon@verizon.net
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

teresascreativecards said...

Absolutely love the scrapbooking page, the cards are great too. I think I have found another set to buy.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

That paper just suits those photos. They are great.

Thanks Claire,

Jenny.

Anonymous said...

love that title!!

Kim Conway said...

Great pages...those papers really match your photos....love the cute box with the cards

lavenderthoughts said...

Those animals are just too cute aren't they. Love your cards and box Claire.ANnette

Alison said...

love what you have done

Karen said...

Wow Claire, how creative are you! Love the cute box and card set but your layout pages are perfect with the elephant photos! Keep up the great work! Thanks

Karen said...

Great layout, love all the elephants but especially love the cute box and matching cards. You are so creative, thanks for sharing your talent!

Tania Salvati said...

Just love these stamps and DSP.

Chantell Randall said...

Ha - these are great. My fav is the little Elephant card....looks like he's balancing on a ball...very clever. Chantell

Diana said...

OHHHHHHH how gorgeous are those layouts, thank you so much for the ideas - my head is spinning!

Andrea said...

great layouts and cards.

Wildflower said...

Love the animal theme. love baby animals. Soooo cute!

Jill said...

Well done

Mae Collins said...

As always Claire I love the work you do! It was great to see another scrapbook layout in this blog hop (which I have enjoyed participating in) and I think your boxed card set is so cute! TFS

Christine said...

oh my goodness Claire, I love both of your projects, so very cute!!!

sherryd said...

I am looking forward to the animal tales stamp set.

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire

You have really used the Animal Stories stamp set and the Tall Tales Designer Series Papers so well I'm now tempted to buy! Love the zoo layouts.
Lisa H

Kathryn Forster said...

How gorgeous! Love the layout and the box is so cute.

bibby said...

love the paper in this set youve done!

Alishia said...

WOW fab samples, thanks for sharing!

fiona said...

Oohh, I've got elephant photos from Phuket and Singapore, thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca said...

Am loving that DSP beautiful work on everything!

Jac said...

This paper range and stamp set certainly caught my eye - and now I know why - terrific layouts and cards. Can't wait to get hold of these stamps and papers.

Lisa K said...

So many projects and they are gorgeous!

Claudette said...

How perfect is this paper for your elephant photos? To say nothing of the cute cards!! Nice job!! : )

Anonymous said...

gorgeous works of art..thanks for the inspiration

Jobee