Friday, February 24, 2017

Pop up card in a box

I love the card in a box technique, what about you?

I made this one for a display at one of our team days. I popped the balloons up on acetate. Quite happy with how it turned out.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bokeh class cards

My Bokeh technique class was so much fun. The colours we used made it all look like mist and soft rain. I love how just changing the colours can change the mood of a card, don't you?


Here is what we made...




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Keep Bringing Birthdays Back

Our Stampin’ Up! Training Manager, Shannon West, personally sent out over 2,000 birthday cards last year—wow!

My birthday card ambition may not be that grand, but my 2017 birthday list is getting worked on and I want to plan on sending out cards to everyone on it. Sadly I have missed the first few months of this year as I was still gathering my birthday dates. Let's hope I have them all now.

Here is a video of four fun birthday card ideas from the occasions catalogue.



Shannon shows us how to make some gorgeous projects. Maybe you want to order the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp (item 143573). I quite like of stamping it on the back of my cards. It’s available while supplies last so get it before it runs out!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today is my birthday so let's celebrate

Sale-A-Bration is going strong. Everyone is excited about their freebies. There are more Sale-A-Bration items being released today! So let's make Sale-A-Bration a real celebration. Anyone that orders $90 worth of product this month, will receive a Free Sale-A-Bration item and also get a special gift from me, to celebrate my birthday.

Here are the new releases to tempt you. I think I will have to treat myself. Well after all it is my brithday!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Team day with the Angels

Our Paper Angels is a wonderful group of ladies. We are made up of hobby Stampin' Up! demonstrators, class oriented demonstrators and also demonstrators that want to make Stampin' Up! their little business. What ever the reason we joined Stampin' Up! we have found inspiration along the way with this great team. Many of us went to a team event recently, we met up with some of the ladies that live out of town and created some wonderful projects.

The day was a fun event and one of the things we were asked to do was create a name tag with a nature theme. The idea was to check out peoples tags and pop a mini peg on the one you thought was the best. This was a great way to meet new people and have a chat with some of the ladies that live on the other side of town. This was my name tag. One of my ladies with some dragon flies and a butterfly on her head.


I didn't manage to get photos of all the tags, but here are a few, they are so lovely how could you choose a winner.






And the WINNER is Dayleen. Isn't it just fabulous?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Don't Quit Your Day Dream

The third Colour INKspiration Challenge is a fun beach themed, colour palette. I knew exactly what I wanted to make...

One of my ladies in a bikini at the beach...

I was going to hand draw her and then I took a closer look at the Beautiful You stamp set and thought, mask the hem line, mask the bust line, mast the sleeves and I have myself a ready made body to work with. All I had to do then was sponge her skin and dress her.
I had no problem using the Marina Mist. My little lady has her bikini and hat using the Marina Mist florals from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. I wasn't keen on drawing in her feet (not good with feet and hands haha) so decided that the puddle from the other stamp would work beautifully. So she is up to her ankles in water.


I used our water colour paper to put a wash of Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Soft Suede. I stamped the puddle in Soft Suede from the Beautiful You stamp set, I then cut a slot in the puddle for her legs to go through.



The sentiment was one of the Free stamp sets that we are getting from Sale a bration at the moment. It coordinates with the Custom Tee Photopolymer Stamp Set I love the words, "Don't quit your day dream"

The clouds I hand drew them in Soft Sky, after looking at the shape of the biggest one from Up and Away Thinlits Die . The surf board was hand cut and then stamped in Peekaboo Peach with the Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set.

I ripped a piece of Marina Mist for the scene to sit on and then decided the scene should also be ripped. What do you think, is she living her Dream?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Let's frame it...

Wednesday morning class is all about creating cards with frames. The card below was inspired by one of my Paper Angel colleagues that I visited last week. Thanks Gaye Schrader, everyone is going to love this one.

Card class using frames

Would you like to come and make this card on Wednesday? You will make another 2 gorgeous cards using frames as well. Come join the fun.

Class details below:


When: Wednesday 8th February 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 area beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bokeh class

Today I am designing my Wednesday class which will be the Bokeh technique. I am also working with specific colours. Sky Blue, Mint Macaron, Wisteria Wonder and Garden Green, these colours are part of a Colour INKspiration  challenge I am entering this card into on Facebook.

 Bokeh technique, zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


This is one of the cards we will be making on Wednesday using the Bokeh. Now I just need to put on the thinking cap and come up with 2 more designs.

Class details below:

When: Wednesday 1st February 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 area beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale. Posted by Zena Kennedy at 5:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Make an envelope

I know making envelopes with our Designer Series paper is pretty cool, however sometimes we just want a plain white one. If you follow the Envelope Generator or any other type of generator the algorithm comes up using 8 3/8" square. I wanted to use my A4 copy paper and of course it measures at 81/4" Sooooo, I had a play and guess what!! Cut an 81/4" square and start the punch and score at 31/2". You will make an envelope that will fit our A6 cards.


Monday, January 23, 2017

This weeks class

Anyone that knows me knows about my little ladies. Well Stampin' Up! have made it easy for everyone to make their own little ladies.

Come along and make your own little lady.  


When: Wednesday 25th January 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 area beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Acetate makes magic

I love acetate incorporated into a card. It can make a simple layout into a little bit of magic. It makes the balloons look like they are really floating.

These are two of the cards we made in our last class.





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Classes for the week

Write Markers are not only for colouring. Come along and check what else you can do with them.

Up in the Air using write markers Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator


When: 
Monday 16th January 10am
Wednesday 18th January 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 area beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

An Arty Farty day

I have had the best day. It has been sweltering outside so I spent the day in my studio with the air con turned right up or is that down? Anyway it was nice and cool. I decided to work on the  Colour INKspiration challenge. These were the colours that we had to use.

I had in mind someone holding a bunch of balloons as I wanted to play with my new bundles from the Occasions Catalogue. I decided it should be a little girl.




She is made up of a hand drawn body and hair,  a 1" circle punch for the head and her eyes and bows are from the Owl punch. I wanted her eyes to look like buttons, I am thinking she looks a bit scarey. I might redo those eyes. What do you think, change or leave? (Added new eyes, um still not sure, leave a comment and let me know)

I then worked on another lady, this time just the face in front of a background of balloons.


First I drew the face and then painted it with the Aqua painters and a little sponging. The hair started out as one of our oval thinlits, I cut and shaped it, also painting it with the Aqua painter. I am pretty happy with how she turned out.

Then I decided on some plain and simple ones.


Before I cut out the balloon I stamped all the colours from the challenge on to Whisper White card stock. Then I cut it out with the Big Shot using the Lift Me Up Bundle.


The last one has a background of Gorgeous Grunge in every one of the colours.


Simple always looks so good, don't you think?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Come join my team


I joined Stampin' Up! to get a discount on the products I wanted. I got so much more than that. I have made wonderful friends, enjoyed some interstate trips with other demonstrators while attending Stampin' Up! events, I am also holding weekly classes and have a team of 5 lovely ladies, that joined up under me. Phew and I was just wanting 20-25% discount.

So what are the perks for new recruits signing up during Sale-A-Bration?
  • two extra stamp sets in the Starter Kit
  • FREE Sale-A-bration items once you get started
  • 20% off all products
  • extra Stampin' Rewards that will entitle you to more free products
You will get a choice of $235 worth of products for the joining cost of  $169  and you get to choose what products you want to start with and what type of business supplies you want. Then they ship the kit right to your door.
(There is also no penalty if you feel this is not for you once you've joined, keep your kit and enjoy.)

 Contact me if you have more questions, or if you’re ready, click the friendly little “Join Us” button to start sharing Stampin’ Up!

Oh and by the way you don't have to be in the same town as me. You will still get all my updates and team information and be part of our team via Social Media.

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/zenakennedy/jointhefun

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Another product highlight

The Pretty Pocket Card Kit one of the FREE items you can redeem with a $90 order during Sale-A-Bration.




Card kits are a great option for people who are time poor or maybe you are going on holidays and can't take your entire craft room with you. They are also great for new crafters as a lot of the work is done for you.

Also for the diehard crafters, you'll love using the elements from the kit to come up with creative projects of your own. Do you recognise the elements on these pockets? They are from the Swirly Bird stamp set. I love this stepped-up version our Stampin' Up! artists have created!