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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Triple layer technique class

 Prelude....
Sorry this post is so late. It has been a sad few weeks in my household. Our black furry member of the family has been sick and finally had to be put to sleep. He was 15 years old and one of the most interesting cats we have ever owned, or should I say "owned by him" . As we were saying our last sad goodbyes he grabbed on to my hand and bit down, absolutely terrified and in pain poor boy. This landed me in hospital on an IV drip of antibiotics. Hence the delay in posting these class details. So here we go.


Triple layer technique is another technique that has been around for a while and I love the different ways it can be done. The cards we will be making are all so different and hopefully will inspire you to  make many more of them.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the designs.
 Triple layer technique zena kennedy stampin up independent demonstrator

Come join in the fun, you will make 3 cards and the cost is $10.
Here are the details...

Thursday evening  2nd October 7pm (please note night is moved to Thursday just this one time)

Wednesday morning 8th October 10am

Wednesday evening  10th October 7pm

I will need to know numbers, so that I can prepare the kits.  Please BYO basic tool kits and adhesives.

***If you need dimensionals, glue dots or snail refills I have plenty for you to purchase.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spotlight technique classes

This was a quiet month for classes. However it gave me the time to get my new studio organised. The ladies that came thoroughly enjoyed the technique of Spotlighting and Reverse Spotlighting.

As usual I loved all the samples I made for the classes and couldn't decide which one the ladies should do so, I let them choose.  Here was their first choice, this is reverse spotlighting. Reverse spotlighting is achieved by highlighting part of your image by punching a window and layering a stamped image underneath. In this first card we created several punched out windows using the Hexagon die. We stamped some bees and then stamped the bees again on to Crushed Curry card and cut them out. We then layered several of the bees underneath.

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For the next Reverse spotlight card, we used our flowers. So different from the first but very pretty. Each of the ladies that chose to do this card used different colours and it was very interesting to see the dramatic differences in soft and bright colours.

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The next card, and yes, yet again another choice. Soft spotlighting and framed spotlighting. The soft one is achieved by punching or ripping out a shape and colouring it in. This is then glued directly over the stamped image. Such a lovely soft and delicate image is achieved.

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So pretty, but then so is this one. I love the framed spotlight, which is your favourite?

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Our final card was clean and simple. Stamp an image in Basic Gray and then punch a circle and stamp on the circle in a colour. This got popped up with a dimensional. Very simple and quick to do. I love this technique, how about you?

Zena's Craft Studio

I think I have the best husband in the world. A few years ago I came home from work and found a lovely little studio taking up half our garage. My wonderful man had decided to make me a room of my own. I have been creating and having classes in this room for the last 2 years and in that time I have realised that I needed more room and shelving space. So once again my wonderful husband has stepped up and made me the most perfect studio.

Yesterday I combined a Holiday Catalogue launch with my Studio opening. We sat and chatted outside with a glass of wine until everyone arrived and then I did a tour of the studio and explained how the day would run.

My entrance to the studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


I had set up the table into stations. There were 5 stations. The ladies could choose which station they started with first and then move around the table. Each of the stations had a sample of the card and the instructions on how to complete it.


Every lady was given a treat bag holding the Annual catalogue and the Holiday catalogue. A special little chockie gift made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die and throughout the day they could choose from the treat basket after playing the Scavenger hunt. 

 Gift treat studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator Treat basket studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


The room was set up with display boards and of course my favourite tool the Envelope Punch Board had to have a special display. Gee I love this tool especially since I have now found another fellow Stampin Up demonstrator that is sharing her Box Buster tool with everyone. 


Station 1 was giving the ladies a chance to play with the new Blendabilities and Envelope Punch board.

Blendabilities and EPB studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Station 2 gave them a chance to use our new Chalk Lines Photopolymer Stamp Set and the new inks.

Chalk lines stamp set studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Station 3 was a cute little tag made with the new Note Tag Punch and Merry Everything stamp set.

Note tag punch  studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Station 4 was another tag, this time concentrating on the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks and another photopolymer stamp.

Hearts and stars masks studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Finally Station 5 was the Everyday Occasions card kit. I have never really taken a good look at them in the past but have been extremely impressed with them lately. Each lady chose a card from the box and then assembled it. What a great kit, I think this would make a lovely present for someone ready to go on a trip and doesn't want to take their entire craft room with them. Great on my camping trips I recon.

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Phew what a full day, wonderful people enjoying crafting with strangers that have now become new friends.

Kit display studio and catalogue launch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Catalogue and New Studio Launch

Finally, this Saturday I will be moving into my lovely new studio that my wonderful husband has built for me and you are cordially invited to come and share a fun few hours at my catalogue launch and help christian my new studio. As I was away when the new 2014-15 catalogue was released I could not organise a launch. However the new Holiday Catalogue is now available and it is full of all things Christmas. So come and pick up your goodies bag and enjoy some refreshments while you check out all the new Stampin' Up! goodies.

Stampin Up holiday catalogue for cataalogue launch


You will be able to try the new products with a make and take or two and be in the draw for a Lucky door prize.The day will start off at 10am on Saturday 13 September. There will be lots of inspirational displays and stations set up to try the new products. Stay all day or just for an hour or two. The cost is $15 and this includes both the catalogues and of course some Stampin' Up! goodies. Please RSVP so I have enough product to go around and let me know if you are bringing a friend.


BRING A FRIEND BONUS: Bring along a friend who is new to Stampin' Up! and you will both be able to choose from the Gift Basket.
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