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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 19

Let's take a break from my cards and have a look at a video that Stampin' Up! has put out on masking. I have shown you how to mask with sponging and ripped paper over the last few days, but this is something a bit different. So rather than reinvent the wheel by creating one myself, take a look at this video and be impressed.

Please note that the Blendabilities that are being used in this video have been withdrawn due to manufacturing issues. Also if you want this stamp set then today is the last day to order it. It is a FREE stamp set from Sale a Bration and can only be earned by spending $90. So don't miss out if you want it. Hop on over to my online store and be quick about it.













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Let's start at the very beginning - Day 18

We did some masking way back on Day 13, now we are going to mask again but this time using a mask that we have created by punching out. Grab yourself a post-it-note and punch the flower. Place over the card front and sponge in all three colours, be careful to not sponge past the post-it-note.


Move the post-it-note to another area and sponge again. I did this randomly over the front of the card.

Sponging and masking Let's start at the very beginning sponging zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator


sponging zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator


Let's start at the very beginning sponging zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator


Now that you have sponged the background, sponge some scraps of  Whisper White card in all the three colours, stamp them using your preferred flower, in Soft Suede and punch out. I started out with just 3 but had a slight mishap with ink so had to cover it up hense 2 more sponged and punched out.

What do they say about mistakes...
There is no such think as a mistake just and opportunity for creativity. I hope it worked.

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 18 zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator











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Monday, March 30, 2015

Returning Favourites

Each year Stampin' Up! brings out the Annual Catalogue and then through the year we have mini catalogues to mark the seasons. Out of these mini catalogues come some great stuff and Stampin' Up! recognises that we love certain products so much that they bring them back. These are the returning products that Stampin' Up! has decided we can't do without.

I love the Confetti Stars Punch, Curvy Keepsakes Thinlit, and really love the Festival of Trees Photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch. What more would you need to make some great Christmas cards. Take a look and see if there are any you can't do without and if there is head on over to my Online Store or email me.


Price: $29.95
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Let's start at the very beginning - Day 17

Let us continue on with the fussy cutting and try a new technique to stamp. This technique is called Rock and Roll. Basically you ink up your stamp in one colour and then rock and roll the stamp around another ink pad colour. My only suggestion is to start with a light colour as you don't want to contaminate your ink pad with another colour. I used the Daffodil Delight and rocked it around the Melon Mambo.

The rest of the card is just the same as Day 15 and the Fussy cutting.












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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 16

If you have been following along with me over the last days and haven't yet bought any of the products. Jump in quick if you want some free stuff because it will all be gone on the 31st March. Sadly that is the end of Sale a Bration for another year. This has probably been the best Sale a Bration promotion ever, there has been such a variety to choose from and then more got released and then even more got released.

Zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator in Australia
 Let me recap over the products that I have used over the last few weeks.

 The very basic kit
  • Snail adhesive $12.00  id#104332
  • Stampin' Dimensionals $6.00  id#104430
  • A4 Whisper White card stock $15.75  id#106549
  • A4 Brights card stock pack $14.00  id#131282
    (20 sheets, 2 of each colour)
  • Soft Suede Ink Pad $11.50  id#126798 (I would choose an extra colour, but we are doing basic)
  • Wetlands Stamp Set wood $38.00 id#26695  clear $30.00 id#126697
    (if you buy clear, you will need to purchase acrylic block D $14.00  id#118485, I personally like using clear stamps as you can see where you are placing them)
  • Stampin' sponges $6.00 id#101610
then to progress a little further
  • Neutrals card stock $14.00   id#131283 (20 sheets, 2 of each colour)
  • Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad  $11.50 id#126944
  • Melon Mambo Stamp Pad $11.50 id#126948
  • Sassy Salutations Stamp Set Wood $41.95 Clear $33.95 (Unfortunately this lovely stamp set is now retired)
  • Flower Shop stamp Set  Wood $42.00 Clear  $34.00 If you have already got the Acrylic Block D then you are fine.
  • Pansy Punch $28.00 id#130698
  • Stampin' Trimmer $50.00                                                                                                                                                       id#129722
 and finally
  • Paper Snips $17.00 #id 103579
  • Tag Topper Scallop Punch $38.00 #id 133324
  • Extra large oval punch $29.95 #id 119859 (Unfortunately this punch is now retired)
  • Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack $11.95 #id133701
If you are keen to get started and need a little incentive then now is the time. For every $90 spent you receive a FREE Sale a Bration item. Check them out here. You may order through my Online store or email me and place an order that way. Also if you just want to know something about what you have been following I am happy to answer any questions.










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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bonus Bundles coming soon...

What's better than coordinating products? Getting coordinating products at a discount! From 1-17 April, Stampin' Up! is offering five bonus bundles at 15 percent off.


Check out the bundles right now and if any of these bundles appeal let me know.

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 15

Fussy cutting!

What are you talking about?

We see it all over the web but what is it? It is simply using a very sharp pair of scissors and cutting closely around the edge of an image or a piece of fabric. With Stampin' Ups paper snips, fussy cutting is very easy and the results can make a beautiful embellishment to a card or scrapbook page. Even artwork can have elements that are fussy cut. I created this canvas for a special display recently. The leaves and the trees were fussy cut.

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 15 Fussy cut canvas Zena Kennedy Independent Stampin Up demonstrator

With your new stamps and snips I will show you how to create a lovely card that anyone would be happy to receive.

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 15 Zena Kennedy Independent Stampin Up demonstrator

Firstly draw a fine curving pencil line to be a guide as you stamp.


Stamp along this guide line, some of the petals should extend over the line to add a bit of interest.

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 15 Fussy cut  Zena Kennedy Independent Stampin Up demonstrator

Now is time to fussy cut. Cut around the petals leaving a small edge of white.



Stamp a few flowers on the Whisper White card scrap and punch them out. These are then added to the card with dimensionals. Stamp a sentiment and there you have a lovely card to add to your collection and now you now how easy it is to fussy cut.

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 15 Zena Kennedy Independent Stampin Up demonstrator











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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Let's start at the very beginning - Day 14

The next few days will be used to prepare more cards for you and it will also give you a chance to order more product if you are following along with me. It is time to invest in a really good pair of Paper Snips and Stampin' Up! has that covered.

I think it is now time to get a couple more punches and over the next few days I will be preparing samples using the items I am now suggesting.

  • Paper Snips $17.00 #id 103579
  • Tag Topper Scallop Punch $38.00 #id 133324
  • Extra large oval punch $29.95 #id 119859 (Sadly this punch is retired)
  • Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack $11.95 #id133701
We are now going to get you started with some Designer Series Paper (DSP). These are great little stacks, terrific for the fronts of cards. Each stack has 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 4-1/2" x 6-1/2".
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Weekly Deals 25th March - 1st April

Wow what a great lot of deals this week and the Envelope Punch Board wowie!! My favourite Stampin' Up! tool, but then people that know me already know that I find this tool the most versatile tool. Wanting to order any of these then head on over to my online store or email me with your order.
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