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Saturday, December 27, 2014

End of the Holiday Catalogue

If you had been looking at anything in the Holiday Catalogue and wanting to order it then now is the time. Why? Because the Holiday Catalogue sales period ends on January 5th! I know I fell in love with a lot of things from this Catalogue, especially the stamp set Seasonally Scattered. So if you are after this stamp set or anything else from the catalogue, it will all soon be unavailable for purchase!

These are some of the Christmas cards I made to send off this year, from that set.

Seasonally Scattered stamp set from 2014 holiday catalogue

Seasonally Scattered Australian stampin up demonstrator zena kennedy

Seasonally Scattered Australian stampin up demonstrator zena kennedy

Seasonally Scattered Australian stampin up demonstrator zena kennedy

Seasonally Scattered Australian stampin up demonstrator zena kennedy

Seasonally Scattered Australian stampin up demonstrator zena kennedy

Memories of Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating Christmas. For me it always brings up mixed emotions I am happy to have all my family around me but very sad for the ones that are no longer with us. It's at these times that I miss them the most and wish they were still around to share in our joy.

I think I will have a few scrap booking pages coming up as there was a lot of photo taking to preserve these memories of our precious times together. I am going to try and get some done in Project Life



Monday, December 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! is so generous

Hi folks this is just a quick post to show another reason why I love Stampin' Up!

When I joined as a demonstrator I looked into the "green" aspect of the company and was very happy with what I found. I was also very thrilled to find they were a generous and caring company. Take a look a this very short  video and see why I am so happy to be a part of Stampin' Up!

View this short video of NBC speaking to Sara Douglas the daughter of the founder of Stampin' Up!  

They are giving over $2,000,00, in stamps and paper crafting supplies to the Annual Toy Drive. How wonderful.

Merry Christmas and drive safely.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

January Technique class

Now what are we going to do for classes this year? Well some of them are still in my head to be discovered, however January class is ready and waiting for you all to come along. It is going to be all about combining Designer Series Paper and fancy folds.

Combining DSP - Designer Series Paper with Zena Kennedy Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

Come join in the fun, you will make 3 lovely projects. Here are the details.

Cost is $10

Wednesday evening 7th January 7pm
Friday evening 9th January 7pm
Wednesday morning 14th January 10am

I will need to know numbers, so that I can prepare the kits. Please RSVP on my Business Page.
Please BYO basic tool kits and adhesives. If you need dimensionals, glue dots or snail refills I have plenty for you to purchase.

Another sneak peek of what we will be doing, just to tease you.

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Online Hostess Club Starting January

I am offering for the first time an Online Hostess Club that will be starting in January 2015.

New online hostess club for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demmonstrator

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 $50 FREE PRODUCT plus your Free Sale e bration product 
  • You can order from any of the product lines including the new Project Life range. 
  • You will earn Sale a Bration items for FREE. 
 Would you spend $300 in 3 months ($9.70 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
  •  $100 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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Weekly Deals looking good

Weekly deals specials from Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator
This weeks, Weekly Deals are pretty good. If you haven't already bookmarked this link then you could be missing out on some great specials. Check out the Blossom punch this month.

Also check out the Year End Closeouts and pick up some products that are up to 80% off.
All you need to do is click on the links and they will take you through to my Stampin Up website shop

End of year close outs  from Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This months Hostess code

This month the Hostess code is JKR2VXZY and what a great time to be using it. We have 80% off so much product. Take a look and see what is on the Weekly deals or the End of Year Clearouts. Show your family your wish list and give them the Hostess code and let them surprise you . 

Not sure how to use a Hostess code.

1. Go to my Online shop. You will be asked to create an account if this is your first time at my store.
2Check out all the products for sale
3.  Select "Add to Bag" on the products you want, it will ask you to "View the bag"
On this page you will see, your Item details and down the very bottom a box to add a Hostess code.

Add the Hostess code supplied by me for that month, hit the "Apply" button

5. Add the Hostess code supplied by me for that month, hit the "Apply" button and you will get a confirmation that the Hostess code has been applied to this order and I am the Hostess. 
6. Now you can continue to the Checkout. The items will get posted to the address you have nominated and should arrive in about a week.

Do you want to be the Hostess and reap some of the rewards?
Check out the Questions and Answers about Hostess Codes on the Ordering page of my blog.

Last class of 2014

I'm not sure if it was the end of 2014 classes or just because I have such awesome friends but last night our final technique class this year was a crack up. We had ladies rummaging around in the dark in my garden looking for reindeer antlers, champagne corks flying and lots of laughter.

Some of you are now wondering what type of technique class calls for reindeer antlers and corks. Actually they have nothing to do with last nights technique, which was all about sparkles.
The first card was created using our Stars Decorative mask and my favourite stamp Lovely as a Tree. We embossed the stars and the tree with White Embossing powder and then sponged over the card.. Then sparkled the whole card up with Heat and Stick powder mixed with Iridescent Ice that we then heat set. The sentiment was stamped on a strip and then torn with a line of Tombo glue on the torn edge and sprinkled with Dazzling Details.

Lovely as a Tree using heat and stick powder with Iridescent ice and the Stars decorative mask Lovely as a Tree as a Christmas card using heat and stick powder with Iridescent ice

Such a shame you can't see how sparkly this card is, really gorgeous.

The next card we dry embossed  the strip and then with the Brayer , rolled over White pigment ink. The ink stays tacky longer so we had time to emboss it with our Heat and Stick and Iridescent Ice mix.  Sparkly Whisper White strips were added to the sides and the bow was attached using a matching brad. The strip was then stuck on to the base card and the sentiment added. Surprisingly this was a very fast and easy card to make, but looks very fancy.

As usual I can never decide what colour they should use so gave them the choice of Pool Party or Crisp Cantaloupe. I love both, what about you?

Lastly came the masked card. I love masking, as you can never tell what the final card will look like till you pull off the mask and reveal the masterpiece.

The sentiment was stamped first then scrap paper was ripped and placed over the card and secured down. We then sponged in Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe. We then stamped Snowflakes and the dots from the photo polymer stamp set Festival of Trees.
Then for the reveal, I love the ooh and aah that invariably happens at this point. Finally we punched out the Christmas tree which we had coloured using our Aqua pens filled with ink.

Each card looks so different depending on the tearing and placement of the mask. Did I say I loved this technique? Well let me say it again. I love this technique.

photopolymer christmas tree by stampin up

Now as these cards were quick and easy, yes I know, they look hard but really and truly we all finished early so we decided to help out one of the ladies with her Christmas decorations. This is where the Champagne corks and rummaging around the garden came in.

She was given the idea of making reindeer heads out of the corks and antlers from dry sticks from the garden. We painted the noses (end of cork) with red paint and then added googly eyes and pushed the antlers into the top of the head. A skewer was pushed through the bottom of the cork and a ribbon tied around to create a bow. Someone then came up with making them into place names so a tag was punched out and then threaded onto the skewer ready for the name. I didn't take any photos unfortunately but hopefully will get some and repost this page. I even went on Google to see if I could find an example but none like the ones we made.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Grab a bargain for Christmas 80% off...

Stampin' Up! has just released a heap of products on sale.  Many are from the current catalogue. So if you had something on your wish list maybe it is now reduced for Christmas.

I am loving this End of Year Closeout and even though I promised myself I would wait for Sale-e-bration (yes Sale-e-bration is nearly here, yay!) I just can't resist some of the great bargains.

Come take a look at the End of Year Closeout bargains and if you are keen on purchasing any of them I have set up a hostess code in my online shop, the code is JKR2VXZY. Use the hostess code and the item will be shipped to your door or wherever you nominate.  Be quick as it is, only while supplies last.

If the hostess code is too complicated for you I am happy to take your order and put it through for you.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Apple of My Eye

I was inspired by one of our new Stampin' Up! demonstrators Facebook posts. She is an avid scrapbooker and is always looking for great designs.
Well she posted a gorgeous page that caught my eye and I knew I just had to CASE it using My Digital Studio.

 If you are into scrapbooking and would like to try digital scrapbooking then why not try it for FREE. You don't have to make scrapbook pages. I have created cards,invites, banners and even some labels.

Here is my take on Kerry's post.

You are the apple of my eye created by zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

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