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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yuki an Independent Demonstrator from Japan

I have been looking forward to seeing some projects made from our Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Japan, ever since I heard that Stampin' Up! were spreading their wonderful wings even further afield.

Well I have not been disappointed I found Yuki's blogspot and love what she is doing. I also know why I will never give up the Apothecary Art stamp set bundle even though it is now retired.

I love the way she has done the bow on this card and I will definitely be trying this. It just looks so pretty don't you think?

Anata wa hijō ni yūki o arigatō  (Thank you very much Yuki)

Dōmo arigatōgozaimashita Yukisan from Zena Kennedy another independent stampin up demonstrator from australia


Weekly Deals 29th July - 4th August

The Weekly Deals again have a great range of products. Is there anything there that is a must have for you?

Card made with Heart Punch by zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Maybe the gorgeous new Shaped Heart Punch or the Neutrals Envelope Paper. Those that have attended my classes will have seen me use the In Colour Envelope Paper which is double sided, plain on one side and patterned on the other, we used them as layers on our cards as well as envelopes.

This thin, text-weight paper makes perfect envelopes: it's stronger than regular paper and less bulky than cardstock.

The Neutrals Envelope Paper comes in 3 colours: Kraft (5 sheets), Whisper White (10 sheets), Very Vanilla (5 sheets)


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weekly Deals 22nd July - 28th July

Ok, who wants the Star punch and the Metallic Foil doilies and the Go Wild Designer Series paper stack? Me, me, me.

Actually there are a few more things on the Weekly Deals this week that I think I will be ordering. If you want any of these products contact me quickly as I know they may not last long. Or even quicker for you may be to go online and order your products from my Online Shop, this way they get sent straight to your door.

Oh and don't forget the Clearance rack 60% off these items while they last. Happy Shopping!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy New Home

It was a strange day today. I am feeling rather sad. My daughter and her husband have moved to Canada and today I spent the day watching the International packers, wrap and pack all their belongings. I watched them load it all into the truck and then turned to look at an empty home, walking from one empty room to another.

I had this overwhelming feeling of sadness, the house was always filled with fun, love and laughter and now it would be someone elses. The new owners move in on Wednesday. I have left them a welcome to their new home card and hope they have as much happiness in it as my family did.

I hope they like it.

Happy home zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Team meeting fun

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator we have monthly Team Meetings, these meetings allow us to talk about new techniques and welcome new demonstrators into our lovely team. We always make at least one card at these meetings and yesterdays was a gorgeous Water Colour one.

We inked our water colour card up with ink and then cut out the large butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits. We then added Bermuda Bay backing and attached the butterfly to it. The Hello was cut out of our Gold Foil using the Hello You Thinlits Die.

Butterfly Thinlits zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Sunday, July 19, 2015

We all went dotty...

Our last technique class was all about dots. Often we get dot images in our stamp set and they get left, as nobody knows what to do with them. My aim was to get them out and see what we could do with them. The first was using the Dotty Angles stamp set.

Dotty Angles stamp set zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Melon Mambo was stamped on first, then Rich Razzelberry stamped slightly to one side. We then finished it off using another great stamp set called Celebrate Today.

The second card I was going to use Best Day Ever stamp set. I cut up the spots in the set(did I hear a few "oh no's"?)oh yes, I don't have a problem cutting up my stamps, sometimes all I need is a sentiment or an image, so by cutting them up I get the best of both worlds.
The idea I had was to stamp a line of dots then change colour and stamp the rest of the line. Well after thinking about it I realised that it was a good idea for one person but not for a class. So plan B came to fruition. I bought a packet of pencils with rubber tips and used the tips to create the dots.


Pencil and rubber dots zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

My Bluecare class also did this technique and one of the residents is wanting to make only Christmas cards, so I adapted the card for him. I quite like how it turned out and so did a few of my friends. They have asked me if we can include that in the Christmas in July class coming up soon.
Dots with pencil and rubber tip for zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Finally I pulled out the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks and we used a dauber with White ink creating white spots over the Crumb Cake card. We cleaned the mask and then laid it back over the dots then moved it slightly to one side. This created a crescent, we used the dauber with Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie. I really love this technique, what about you?


Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks for zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Rich Razzleberry Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks for zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weekly Deals 15th July - 21th July

More great Weekly Deals, such a great variety to choose from. Don't forget to email me quickly or order online so you don't miss out.
Sale: $23.25
Price: $31.00
Sale: $7.88
Price: $10.50
Sale: $28.70
Price: $41.00
Sale: $21.70
Price: $31.00
Sale: $30.75
Price: $41.00
Sale: $6.56
Price: $8.75
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Handpicked Framelits Dies zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator Handpicked Framelits Dies

Create a garden of flowers in record time with these 11 Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits' open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

These Handpicked Framelits Dies would be great for gardeners, combine with the stamp set
From the Garden Stamp and you have yourself a great little gift for a gardener.


Happy Patterns Decorative Masks 
If you are into spritzing, sponging and embossing then you will love the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks. I know I shall have to get these.
What's a decorative mask? Think stencils, but updated for today's crafting. It's so easy — just place the mask over cardstock, fabric, or other material and add a little color!
  • Spritz using ink, chalk, or glimmer sprays.
  • Sponge using ink or paint.
  • Trace using markers. 
  • Emboss using VersaMark ink. 
Create backgrounds for scrapbook pages, cards, gift bags, and more.
  • 4 stencils
  • designs in all-occasion patterns
  • 6" x 6"
  • Reusable; just rinse off and use again

Flower Fair Framelits Dies
Have you already got the Flower Patch stamp set? Why not get the matching die to cut them out.

Here is a great video from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator showing how to line up the dies.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What type of car was it?

A red one...

A red car post zena kennedy independent stampin up studio

That is always the answer I give if I am asked anything about cars. Yes I know it seems silly that a woman does not know one car from another and the best description they can give is the colour.

So why am I discussing cars instead of crafting? Well a funny thing happened to me the other day that I thought might bring a smile to your faces.  I had been out shopping and was heading back to my car, a man was also walking back to his car and was smoking so I wanted to get away from the smoke. I pressed my remote car key and hurried to the car, threw my bag on the seat. Next minute the man had caught up with me and was asking me what I was doing in his car. I thought he was joking and sat down in the drivers seat, then looked around the car. You can imagine my embarrassment as I slinked out of the drivers seat and apologised explaining that I had a Red car too and that we must have pressed our remote car keys at the same time. 

I'm not sure if he saw the funny side of it, but it made me giggle all the way home. I hope this put a smile on your face. Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting!



Weekly Deals 8th July - 14th July

Another great lot of Weekly Deals including Bonus Deals (while stocks last) Last week they sold out so fast it made my head spin so if you are keen to get some of these deals, don't wait to message me your order, hop online and order them quick smart. They will be delivered straight to your door.

If you do want to order them through me and take the risk of missing out, I am happy to put the order in during the week
Sale: $19.60
Price: $28.00

Sale: $30.75
Price: $41.00
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Wednesday Morning Technique Class

Are you ready for some stamping up fun. Then lets go dotty. What can you do with a stamp that is just dots? Plenty, come along and see!


Wednesday morning technique class with zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The cost of this class is $10. 

Please RSVP before Wednesday as I will need to know numbers, so that I can cut up the kits.

Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to the class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors. If you do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Heads up - nearly all gone

Oh my goodness the Weekly Deals are nearly all gone. I am shocked and sad as I had plans for ordering some goodies myself. It just goes to prove if you want something, don't wait, just grab it. The Clearance Rack is going fast too so don't wait too long to decide.

I would suggest that if you are really after something from the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack you need to go online and order straight away.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Clearance rack - items at 60%

As promised, here is a list of everything that is on the Clearance Rack. NOTE: Only while supplies last, so be quick they go fast.

I  may have to treat myself to some more Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks. If you have been following my blog you may remember the "Let's Start at the Very Beginning " posts where I used this stack. Such a versatile lot of paper.

So off I go to classes with my head swimming with thoughts of Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack goodies. It is going to be a heck of a day.  Let me know if you want anything or get it delivered straight to your door by  ordering online.

 Remember this is only while supplies last....


Sale: $25.79
Price: $42.95
Sale: $22.79
Price: $37.95
Sale: $3.59
Price: $8.95
Sale: $6.79
Price: $16.95
Sale: $5.59
Price: $13.95
Sale: $2.79
Price: $6.95
Sale: $25.79
Price: $42.95
Sale: $7.79
Price: $12.95
Sale: $27.59
Price: $45.95
Sale: $7.59
Price: $18.95
Sale: $5.39
Price: $8.95
Sale: $11.39
Price: $18.95
Sale: $16.79
Price: $27.95
Sale: $17.99
Price: $29.95
Sale: $2.79
Price: $6.95
Sale: $3.59
Price: $8.95
Sale: $24.99
Price: $49.95
Sale: $17.99
Price: $29.95
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