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Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Have you noticed the By the Bay stamp set in your Sale-A-Bration brochure? This stamp set is great for masculine, feminine, or gender neutral projects because of the realistic art style and serene imagery. It was designed with colouring techniques in mind, so break out your Stampin’ Blends, your Aqua Painters, or Blender pen, and get colouring!
The Lead to Happiness sample I feel, would be a great technique class especially for avid stampers. Wouldn't it be great mixing and layering colours together to achieve this dynamic look.

 Lead to Happiness sample for avid stampers.

The Thank You card would be great for casual crafters. Not too hard to watercolour with just a few colours to get the hang of the method without feeling overwhelmed.

Thank You card would be great for casual crafters

Finally, the Thinking of You card is perfect for beginners. Just by using a single stamp to get a wider image. Because of the way the stamp is designed, the images have an artistic, hand-drawn look, and it can be left without being coloured in.

Thinking of You card is perfect for beginners

So what do you think of the possibilities this stamp set offers? If you place a qualifying order, you could earn this Sale-A-Bration stamp set for free.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Charming Kits

As well as for stampers on the go,  I think kits are great for beginner stampers because they don't need a lot of additional supplies to complete the project. The Precious Parcel Kit found in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is especially great for beginners!

Take a look at Shannon's video and you will see how charming this kit is.

If you came to my Catalogue Launch last Saturday you will have seen it.
You can earn this kit for FREE if you place a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order with me.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

We are launched...

My Occasionals Catalogue Launch is now over.  Lovely people, lovely products and lovely food all adds up to a lovely morning. I had thought that we would play inside the studio and eat outside, however the weather here is hot, hot, hot. So the air was cranked up and we spent the entire morning inside.

Outside the studio for the Catalogue Launch

When everyone arrived they received a goodie bag which had been created with pages from the old Holiday Catalogue.

Goodie bag at the Catalogue Launch

The displays were set up and ready for the ladies to play with.

More displays at the Catalogue Launch

Stations and displays at the Catalogue Launch

We moved around the table from station to station, creating 4 gift cards and envelopes.

Stations at the Catalogue Launch

All finished A little note card at the Catalogue Launch

All finished Bubbles card at the Catalogue Launch

All finished For You card at the Catalogue Launch

All finished butterfly card at the Catalogue Launch

Then ended with decorating a box for all the gift cards to be popped into.

Box All finished at the Catalogue Launch

All finished at the Catalogue Launch

What a great morning. Then some yummy food and time to scour the catalogue.

 Of course this is the best time of year to order, as for every $90 ordered they get a FREE product. Head on over to my Online shop if you too want some FREE products. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Children's Card Class

School Holiday Crafting

By now you are probably hearing "I'm Bored" coming from the kiddies. If so why not give them a fun crafting morning. They will make 3 projects to take home using stamp, ink and paper.
There is no need to bring any supplies as I will have everything here for them to use. I have 3 places left, although could squeeze another in if necessary.
Please RSVP  by email zenakennedy@ or mbl 0402441964, as I need to have the kits made for the morning.

22nd January 10am at my studio in Wellington Point

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Online Hostess Club during Sale A Bration

  Sale-A-Bration starts on the 1st January and I am once again offering my Online Hostess Club.

It will be a 3 Month club, January through to March. The reason for only 3 months is because I want everyone to be a Hostess over the Sale A Bration period, and this way everyone in the group will benefit.

For each $90 spent there is a FREE product to choose. So even though you are not a Hostess for the month you will still receive Free product. How good is that?

Here are the details

When you join my Online Hostess Club...
  • You will receive Instructions for 3 projects based around a Stamp Set or Product.
  • You will receive any new Stampin’ Up! catalogues as they become available during the 3 Months 
  • You will become the Hostess 1 Month out of the 3, and earn at least $27 FREE PRODUCT plus your Free Sale A Bration product 
  • You can order from any of the product lines
  • You will earn Sale a Bration items for FREE. 
 Would you spend $270 in 3 months ($3.00 a day) on your hobby? If the answer is yes then why not join the club and get some Free product and instructions on some beautiful projects.

Your Commitment Includes
  •  $90 Minimum Order each month for 3 Months only (January through to March)
  • You MUST order online using the Hostess Code that I’ll provide you with each month 
  • You MUST commit to 3 Months Club Time 
  • Your order MUST be placed before the 20th of each Month (to be fair to each Hostess for their Month) 
There are limited spaces available, so please be quick to sign up. Email me....

Saturday, December 29, 2018


The New Year brings along a favourite time of the year for Stampers. Sale-a-Bration is coming and with it you can earn FREE products. So let's take a sneak peek at some of the products in this video that Stampin' Up! have put out to get us excited.

Whether you enjoy colouring or prefer already-coloured, paper you will love the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. And did you know you can earn it for free? Plus, it coordinates with the Gingham Gala Suite from the occasions catalogue, coming soon. Here is a sneak peek of some samples using the gorgeous paper and a video for more ideas.

So let's bring on January and Sale-a-Bration, am I getting you excited ? I sure am, I'm not going to let this item fly away!

Don't forget the Sale A Bration Online Hostess Club. Everyone gets free products for 3 months and becomes a hostess for one of those months. Check back soon for the details.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Year-End Closeout Is Almost Over!

We’re sad to say it, but the Year-End Closeout will soon be at an end. I'd just like to remind you to take another look at the selection of retiring and surplus items that are still available, and place your orders by 2 January. You wouldn’t want to head into the new year with any regrets, after all!

Head on over to my Online shop and use the hostess code AKHGHX9E to receive a thank you gift from me

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


We had a big announcement at OnStage. Everyone was very excited. Stampin' Up! are launching a new kind of stamp that clings like crazy, however the other announcement was that Wood mount stamps are going to be discontinued. I must say I'm a little sad about that but change is always good and I am looking forward to this new change..

I would love to share this video with you as I am so excited, as you will be when you check out this change.

So check out Natalie as she teaches you how to use the new cling stamps in this informative video.

Monday, December 17, 2018


Stampin' Up! are throwing the Year-End Closeout to give you your last chance to show 2018 some love!
From now, until 2 January 2019, you can save on select retiring and surplus itemswhile supplies last. This promotion won’t last forever, so make sure you snag their favourite items before time—and supplies—run out!

Here are a few snippets of the discounted retiring items. So many more online.
Retiring Favorites

A Gift Coupon for Christmas

Are you wondering what to buy your crafting friends for Christmas. Why not buy them a Gift Coupon. It can be for any amount, all you need to do is let me know and I can arrange a Gift Coupon for you and pop it into a Christmas card made just for them.

Or maybe you want the Gift Coupon for yourself, show your family this and ask them to contact me.

Oh and right now the Clearance Rack has more new products, so grab a bargain while you can as they get snapped up really quickly

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The last few classes

The end of the year is here and my little studio is having a break and a clean up. The last few classes using our lovely Beautiful Baubles stamp set have produced some fabulous Christmas Cards. Now I just have to make sure I get them posted out on time. Who else is running behind schedule?

Here are a few of the cards we made, which one is your favourite?

So what do you think of all those cards? Do you think they will be well received?
Enjoy the Christmas break and stay safe.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A very sad day

If you have been following me for a few years you will know that not only do I have my own card classes, but I also volunteer at a few places. One of them is Bluecare, the ladies and gentleman that have come to my classes over the last few years have become good friends and sadly I was told that one of my very special ladies passed away.

Beryl was so special, she did the most beautiful silk ribbon embroidery and it was only in the last few months that I also found out that she was a good artist. At the end of each class I would give her all the kits that did not get used and she would make them up for others in the village. If anyone wanted a card they always called on Beryl.  She will be missed.

Over the years I have lost many out of my classes but Beryl and Aussie are my two special people. Now from the original class members there is now only Aussie remaining. He is 100 years young and a lovely man with a very interesting history. Below is a photo of him at my card class with his daughter.

While my heart is broken for losing this lovely woman, I look forward to seeing Aussie and my new class members in the new year and no doubt will form more new friendships.
If you are thinking about volunteering, please take that step. You will not regret it.

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Christmas is coming, have you been working on your cards? I am coming to the end of my Christmas Card making classes. However I must say I am tempted with this lovely Suite. All Is Bright mega suite is mega festive and you are going to love it.

 If you are a casual stamper this card would be suitable for you. A banner of Designer Series Paper, a stamped label and ribbon embellishment.

 For the avid stamper then what do you think of this one.  A layer of embossed card using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, a layer of Designer Series Paper, then a final layer of vellum. The Merry Christmas is cut out with our dies along with the holly, add a bit of red bling for the berries. The stamped sentiment is layered on to a stamped label. Love it!

Whatever level of stamping you are up to this suite will give you what you really need this season—more Christmas fun!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The winner is...

Thank you to all the beautiful entries that we received. It  was very hard to pick a winner, however we have, in fact we have two winners.
When it came down to choosing between these two they could not choose, so luckily Liz Collett had two Paper Pumpkin Kits so she suggested that they both get one.

So here they are...

Mavis Edwards your card was so intricate, with baubles dangling on each layer. Oh my word, so much work.

Jenny Coleman, wow we just love shaker cards and this was so pretty.

We hope you both enjoy your Paper Pumpkin Packs.

For all the others that entered the competition, thank you and I wish we could have given everyone a prize, they were all lovely.
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