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Monday, August 21, 2017

Wednesday morning technique class - Embossing Paste

This Wednesday morning we will look at 3 different ways to use the new Embossing Paste. I am having a lot of fun with this paste and feel that it can be quite addictive.


They will also be Christmas themed, so you will be able to add to your Christmas stash.

If you would like to attend this class and make 3 special Christmas cards, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.
When: Wednesday 23rd August 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

 * If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Friday, August 18, 2017

12 cards in 2 hours Easy, Peasy

Our Christmas card Stamp a Stack really did only take 2 hours to make these 12 cards. We made 4 cards of 3 designs. Everyone was amazed, as it has been known that our 3 cards take more time than that.

I think it was the simplicity of these cards. I used many of my old favourite stamp sets and designer series paper from a few catalogues back.

Merry and Bright zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

 Look at the new Starburst behind the 2" circle. I think I am going to use this Starburst punch quite a bit. The sentiment is from a favourite retired stamp set Tin of Tags.

 Christmas stamp a stack zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The last card is the only one we used all new products. The Carols of Christmas is an early release from the Holiday Catalogue.

Carols of Christmas zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One hundred minus one

Yesterday I went to Bluecare to take my usual card class with the residents. I have been volunteering there for over 4 years and love the people that attend my classes.                    Of course there are a few teacher's pets. Oz is one of these special people. He has been coming from the very first day and has improved in his card making skills over the years. 
Because of my husbands health, I had missed an entire month and Oz's birthday. So yesterday in class he told me he had received lots of cards for his  "One hundred minus one" birthday. Isn't that just the cutest way of saying you are 99.

Here is a picture of Oz and I, taken yesterday. He wanted me to show everyone that even a one hundred minus one person can make cards.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Stamp a stack this Wednesday

Christmas is coming around the bend in a hurry. So now is the time to get your stash of cards started. This Wednesday's card class is a Christmas Stamp a Stack.


If you would like to attend this class and make 12 Christmas cards, 4 each of 3 designs, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When:Wednesday 16th August 10am
Cost: $25
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits. Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

a lovely card and cake combo

I just have to share another of Kathy Dudley's creations. She hides her talent under a bushell. Not only is she a great card maker but her cakes are brilliant. So, so, talented. You may remember her from another post I did recently about her sons 21st.

This time she has made a card and a cake that match, for her grandsons 2nd birthday. I think she is such a clever clogs. She has even given me some great measurements too. How about that, don't you recon she is a talented lady?


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The start of the Christmas stash

Thank goodness I can say I have finally started my Christmas stash. This is what we made today.

The technique we used in this card is called Rock and Roll. We inked up the stamp in Old Olive and then rocked and rolled the stamp in Cherry Cobbler. Quite a lovely technique, don't you think? This stamp set is very old but still one of my favourites.

Rock and Roll zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

For this card we used a type of smooshing technique. We used the new glossy card stock, spritzed it with water and then smooshed 3 inks over the card using an acrylic block that had in turn been inked up with So Saffron, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder.

Smooshing zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

With this card we used the Pretty Pines stamp set. The Noel was cut out after it was stamped in Emerald Envy. To give it a little sparkle we filled in the Noel with Wink of Stella.

Noel zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


A Delivery Everyone Will Love

Welcome to the latest in adorable and clever Stampin’ Up! packaging...
Our Mini Pizza Boxes!

Use these to make a special delivery, just the right size for holding a bikkie/chockie, 3" x 3" note cards or another treat! You will want them when you see pictures of projects like the ones below, and you'll love them even more when you see them in person.
I am going to buy some and make a special host gift so if you would like to receive one of these as a gift, all you need to do is book a workshop.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Christmas is getting close!

Did I really say that? Yes Christmas is getting close and I missed out on Christmas in July stamp a stack. Don't worry though, tomorrow my class will be all about Christmas and then the following Wednesday will be a Christmas Stamp a Stack so stay tuned.



If you would like to attend this Christmas card class and make 3 cards to start your Christmas stash, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When:Wednesday 9th August 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits. Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Free gift using the new host code for August

We are now into August, wow time is flying by. If you had coupons emailed to you from your July order, don't forget to use them this month. Yes they can be combined for one item yay!!

August hostess code zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This months Host code is KFNMV26P if you use it when you place an order through my online shop, you will receive a free gift from me.

WHERE TO APPLY THE HOST CODE TO YOUR ORDER


August hostess code zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,
  • Log in to my online shop
  • Add items to your shopping bag.
  • Click on the shopping bag link.
  • Enter the host code (KFNMV26P) in the box on the left hand side, then click apply.




Thursday, August 3, 2017

How to scare the cat...

My husband was sitting on the verandah soaking up the sun with our cat Hamish at his feet, next minute Hamish awoke frightened by some loud noises. He walked up and down the verandah before he came back and settled down on my husbands lap this time. Once again he was woken up, ears twitching and ready to run and hide. My husband patted and stroked him, calming him down and telling him " It's ok Hamie Waymie, it's just mum down stairs having fun with her ladies."

Yes it was me and my lovely bunch of ladies giggling, well maybe we weren't just giggling, I suppose if we disturbed the cat it may have been a bit louder. Anyway it was a great morning and we made 3 very different cards. It was all about shaped cards and this led to a lot of chuckles over misshapen bottles and wonky left feet.

The first card was an apron. We stamped, coloured and fussy cut all the pocket inserts. We used the Crafting Forever stamp set.

Apron card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


The next was the bottle, this is when all the giggles began. Oh dear, how hard can it be to add a layer of textured Brushed Gold card to a bottle so that it follows the line of the bottle!!
The label was punched using our brand new Pretty Label punch.

Wine bottle using Pretty label  zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Thankfully we finally made it to the last card. It was a cute little thong in Daffodil Delight. The new Daisy Delight bundle was used for this one. We stamped the daisy in Daffodil Delight and then sponged the outer edges in Pumpkin Pie. Then stamped on Whisper White and punched out the daisy.

Thong card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The inside needed something so out came the retired stamp set Day at the Beach for the sun and Sunshine Sayings for the sentiment.

Inside Thong card with daisy delight bundle Thong card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Oh and in case you were wondering what our scardy cat Hamish looks like, here he is.

Hamish scary cat zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Shape up for Wednesday card class

A little late sending this out, where did my week go to. Shapes are fun, do you like to make something a little different? That is what we will  be doing tomorrow.

Wednesday card class zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

If you would like to attend this class and make 3 shapely cards, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When:Wednesday 2nd August 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits. Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fun with piggies

I know we live in the Sunshine State but when winter hits Brrrr it gets cold. The weather has been so cold and family have not been well so it was time to have some fun and bring a little sunshine into our lives. So our Wednesday class was dedicated to having a bit of FUN.

First we needed a bit of sunshine and a reminder of summer. The Watercolour Words was perfect for that. Not only the Just for You sentiment that we stamped in the middle with Early Espresso ink, but also all the cute little images. Sunglasses, suns, thongs, bucket and spades with some splatters for good measure. We prepared the card by sponging in several colours randomly around the edge, this one used Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo and Berrmuda Bay. The images were then randomly stamped using Early Espresso. The thongs were stamped again and cut out. These were then added with dimensionals.

blue version  Words zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Popped on some Melon Mambo spots.

close up of thongs Watercolour Words zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Then out came our cute This Little Piggie stamp set.

The base card we embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. The piggies were stamped with Early Espresso. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the correct placement for the top one. Such a handy little tool. We used the Vertical Greetings stamp set for the sentiment. Mounted this on Melon Mambo and then on to the base. You can barely see it but we water coloured the sky and popped in a couple of clouds from the Piggie stamp set.  Pretty cute ey!!

This little piggie stamp set zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Then our final card, we masked the centre of the card with a circle and stamped the base using the Hardwood Stamp set. We then sponged and put in some clouds on the piece we had masked. The window was cut out of Crumb Cake using the Circle framelits. Piggie was stamped on a piece of Whisper White and sponged. We coloured his ears and snout with Blushing Bride. He popped in behind the window and his body trimmed away. The window went up on dimensionals.
We cut 2 Hello's one in Early Espresso and one in Crumb Cake. The Early Espresso is made to look like a shadow behind.
The Friend sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. You just had to squeal with delight with this one don't you recon?

Awesomely Artistic zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

After the class was over I wanted to make another beach card for a friend. This time I wanted a bit more Melon Mambo to come through. This is how it turned out. Which one do you fancy the top one of this pink one?

Watercolour Words zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Scrapbooking a different way

Since I have become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I have met some wonderful people, the team I belong to is named the Paper Angels and what Angels they are, they are kind, sharing and so talented.

One such Paper Angel is our very talented Kathy Dudley. She would disagree with me, she is so shy about her talent. She has just created a lovely card for her son for his 21st birthday.


It is a double tri shutter card. On the front we have the gold foil paper forming the birthday greetings and the 21 from our Large Number Framelits. Then take a peek inside and see the real beauty of this card. A walk through the life of her son.

Partly open, look at that cute little boy on the left and a handsome young man on the right.
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Fully open, what a wonderful trip through this young mans life.
I think she is a very talented lady, she has made something that I think her son will cherish. This is scrapbooking in a very different way. So what do you think?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bonus Days promotion reminder

Do you remember last years first ever Bonus Days promotion that was offered around this time last year. It proved to be such a hit, that it's back again, perfectly timed to allow you to take advantage of the new Annual Catalogue.

To take part you will need an email address as the coupon is emailed to you.

So what is all this about?
During the month of July any purchase you make and every $90 increment (before shipping and handling) will earn you a $9 coupon to redeem against products of your choosing in August!

  • Spend $90, get one coupon. 
  • Spend $180, two coupons are yours
  • Spend $270, you'll get three coupons, as well as Stampin' Rewards 

It's a great way to make a dent in your new catalogue wishlist, as well as stock up on some free dollars to spend next month too!
Don't forget !! Coupons are delivered via email, so make sure your email address is correct, if you order online.

I am happy to put in your order, all you need to do is contact me.


Ho, ho, ho! Christmas in July joining promotion

Christmas in July promotion zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

Don't panic though, being a demonstrator does not mean you have to go out and sell or have workshops and parties. When I joined I only wanted the 20% discount. So let me tell you about the promotion, because it is the best I have seen.

Only for the month of July if you join you get $235 of product for $169.
Also Stampin' Up! are giving an extra FREE gift.  The Essentials Gift Pack it includes our Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks and a Bone Folder.

You are looking at $86 of FREE product.

Christmas in July promotion bone folder zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion clear block zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion clear block zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion grid paper zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion paper snips zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion snail adhesive zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

So what do you think? Pretty darn good I recon, but that's not all...

Also, Stampin' Up! are including the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue for FREE ($35 value!). Lucky you I don't even have that one yet.

So do you need any more convincing? Would you have spent $169 on your crafting needs this month? If you answered YES then, contact me or just go online and use the Join Up link.




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