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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weekly Deals 28th October - 4th November

The Weekly Deals are here to temp you yet again.

The Stars Framelits, what a great time for it to be on special with Christmas just around the corner, then we have the Hearts border punch, a real sweetie and I know I'm jumping the gun but Valentines day will be just around the corner too.

Stars framelits zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator Stars framelits for Christmas zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator Hearts border punch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The Floral Frames Collection is a favourite of mine, beautiful for layering on cards but makes gorgeous 3D items.

Floral Frames Collection zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The Feel Goods Stamp set is just as it says, it makes you feel good. This little card was whipped up in an instant.
Feel Goods zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


I don't have the Corner Garden Stamp set but this card was made by Patty Bennett another Stampin' Up! demonstrator that I follow. She has a different take on the orientation of the stamped image, I like what she has done.

Patty Bennets card liked by zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator



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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Someone is turning ONE

Tomorrow is a special day for a sweet little girl. She is turning One, so I had to make a special card for this special girl.

I used the Hip Hooray It's Your Day kit from last seasons catalogue. I did lots of Spritzing on the outside and then on the inside I used the kissing technique on the number one.

kissing technique, Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

Can you see the little hearts across the number one, where I used the kissing technique.

spritzing and kissing technique, Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

Gift Bag Topper video

Thought you all might like this...

Christmas is just around the corner, this would make some cute gift bags or maybe you want to put it on your wish list.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Male Happy Birthday card

A very dear friend of my husbands turned 93 today and so a very special card was called for. He is a Masonic Lodge member so I thought the front could be a reminder of his days with his fellow brethren, then you open it up and hooray...

 Hooray It's your day with Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,


 Hooray It's your day zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Friday, October 23, 2015

Charity Christmas Card Workshops

There is still a small window of time to book in to some of the venues around Brisbane, Carara and Cooroy. So if you want to come along and have a fun, fun day crafting, please contact me.


We had the first of our charity days at Carina Leagues Club last Sunday.  It was a wonderful day, all the projects were beautiful and everyone loved what they created out of this tag kit.  

All the Paper Angels came in early and set up the tables...

setting up for event for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


Checking the raffles for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator
our raffles for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

arranged the raffles...
and the Display Boards.
display board for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator
Then it was heads down and the fun began. 

lets play for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


To complete the day all the raffles were excitedly claimed. Stampin' Up! generously donate all the raffle prizes for our charity events, they are such a giving company.


raffle winners for Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Techniques class - Exploring Embossing folders

We explored what you can do with embossing folders. Most of the time we just use our embossing folders to emboss and then use it as a layer. It always looks good BUT I like to explore the possibilities of "What else can I come up with"

This is what we did...
We rubbed over the folder with Sahara Sand. Ran it through the Big Shot and then rolled a brayer that had been inked up with Early Espresso over the card.

Embossing with two colours Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

Imagine the colour combinations, these are just a few I made up for my sample book. Inked the folder with Island Indigo and then one side I brayered with Soft Sky and the other with Early Espresso.

Embossing Sample Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

This sample I inked the folder with Pink Pirouette and then one side I brayered with Wisteria Wonder  and the other with Early Espresso.

More embossing samples  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

Our second card, we used two embossing folders and embossed the lower part of the card in stripes, then we embossed the top of the card with a frame. The little tree picture was done by using the Festival of Trees stamp and doing some stamping off. To cover the join and any crease marks we used this lovely Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.

Double embossing Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

The last card turned out misty and soft. We inked the folder with Sahara Sand, ran it through the folder and then inked the folder again with Soft Sky and then carefully lined up the embossed card and ran it through again. I love this effect as you never know what it will look like until the last run through.

Sahara sand, soft sky embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

If you reverse the colours you get a different look as well. Soft Sky first then Sahara Sand.

Sahara Sand and Soft Sky embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

Sahara Sand first then Soft Sky on this one, can you see the subtle differences?

Christmas embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

There are so many different ways to use the embossing folder, too many to cover in one class. Here are a few more ideas to inspire you.
Ink up the folder with Pink Pirouette and then emboss. Rub Wisteria Wonder ink pad over the embossed wording.

Samples of embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

This one is double embossing, a little tricky until you get the hang of it.

double embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

Why not try using the folder without running it through the Big Shot. The hexagon folder was ink up and then the card pressed on to it.

dry embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,

Lastly, although there are so many more ideas swimming around in my head, this one I rubbed over different coloured write markers, then use a sponge to blend them together.

spooky or fun female or  male card embossing  Zena Kennedy independent Stampin Up demonstrator,






Friday, October 9, 2015

All-Season Season of Cheer

At first glance, our Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, from the 2015 holiday catalogue, may seem decisively Christmas. But if you take another look, there’s so much more you can do!

Check out these three non-Christmas cards, all using the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper. I especially love the Birthday Card, it is so bright and cheerful and would suit either male or female.

Season of Cheer Zena Kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cotton Paper Flowers

I just had to share this video with you. Many of you will know how I love making the scrunchy flowers, using my bone folder and distressing the paper till it can be pulled apart. Well Stampin' Up! has brought out some interesting paper. It is Cotton Paper and scrunches up beautifully, it comes in all the colours so everything matches. In this video they are using the Floral Frames Collection.

Let me know what you think

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Weekly Deals 7th October - 13th October

Did you miss out on the Hexagon Punch last time it was on Weekly Deals? Luckily it is back and so is the Decorative Dots. A great lot of goodies to choose from, email me and I can order it for you.



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