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Monday, February 29, 2016

Occasionals Showcase - Day 3

The Grateful Bunch Bundle

I'm excited about this bundle. I love punches, don't you?

Blossom Bunch Punch and Grateful Bunch stamp set

The Grateful Bunch bundle is perfect for creating lovely collaged cards like this one.

Grateful Bunch bundle

Create fun little picture holders with a strip of DSP around a spool, a clip and some fun stamping using the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating punch.

Grateful Bunch bundle

Add a hint of lace and tell that someone special that, they are loved.

Grateful Bunch bundle

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Occasionals Showcase - Day 2

You're So Lovely card kit
Not enough time to think of a design, maybe you are so busy you have lost your mojo. Don't worry Stampin' Up! has you covered...

Make gorgeous cards, tags, or bags with the You're So Lovely card kit, you can mix and match colours and pieces to create the look you want, we’ll show you the basic steps.
This kit makes 12 cards and 12 bags with tags. 

You're SoLovely card kit zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

These cards below feature images from the You're So Lovely stamp set that coordinate with the kit. Both from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the What I Love stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

You're So Lovely stamp set and What I Love stamp set

What I Love stamp set and You're So Lovely stamp set

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Occasionals Showcase - Day 1

Botanical Gardens designer series paper

Don't miss the Botanical Gardens designer series paper and coordinating washi tape from the Occasions Catalogue!

The sentiment on the card below is from the Botanicals For You stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

With these Framelits you can create die-cut blooms and leaves in seconds. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Occasionals Catalogue showcase

In no time at all the Occasionals Catalogue will be gone and so will most of the beautiful products from it. So to make it easy for you and maybe give you some inspiration, I am going to showcase something from it for the next week. Remember that if you do purchase any of these products during Sale a Bration and your order is $90 or more then you qualify for a free product from the Sale a Bration Brochure.

First for the week is the Birthday Bouquet suite featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set The Birthday Bouquet suite of products are perfect for creating beautiful birthday cards for those you love.

Why use boring paper clips when you can have these instead? These fun bow-shaped paper clips go on anything you want—accent a card, clip a journaling card to a scrapbook page. Or just use it to hold papers together.

Some embellishments add dimension, but these Honeycomb Embellishments add DIMENSION in a big way. They start out flat and open up to a plump half-sphere; just peel and stick. Add them to your projects for the win!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Weekly Deals 24 Feb - 1 March

Another week flew by, did you manage to get any stamping done? I did and made some great cards. You too can make some lovely projects with this weeks Weekly Deals.

We have the Floral Fair Framelits and a gazillion sentiments to help you on your way.

Weekly Deals zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The Greatest Greetings stamp set has everything you may want. My Amazing Mother, From all of us, Hooray for Today are just a few of the sentiments.

Greatest Greetings zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The Floral Fair Framelit also has a stamp set that coordinates with it. Doesn't this card look delightful?

Floral Frames Framelit zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

If you are wanting any of these Weekly Deals contact me or shop online and get them delivered straight to your door.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A weekend with friends

When a group of crafty ladies get together you can expect some beautiful projects. So many oohs and aahs. Each of us had the same papers but all of us came up with our own take on it. Here are a few of the gorgeous cards and projects we made.

caravan zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

How cute is this little caravan. It was made with the Curvy Keepsake Die

Our tables were all set up and we had a weekend of playing with paper. The best part was not having to put our things away.

This gorgeous box made using the Envelope Punch Board housed some beautiful matching cards using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.

sheltering tree zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Don't you love the kite?

sheltering tree zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Look what else a tag can be made into - a sweet bird house

our cards zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

We were very proud of our effort so laid it all out on the table to take photos.

moth zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This pretty little moth wanted his photo taken too, so I happily obliged.

card samples zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Still more cards, the black and white ones are samples that I made for my Blucare classes next week.

My little owl zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This little owl was a great success as a project for everyone.

 hexagon hive zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator
I had a layer cut with the Hexagon Hive framelit in my bag so decided to do a White on White card. The flowers came from the Botanicals bundle.

Leishas card class for zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Leisha a fellow demonstrator conducted a class and we all made this fabulous card.

Leishas card class for zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Pull the ribbon on the tab and up she slides. Such a clever idea, we all loved it.

 She also showed us how to make this cute little bag to house some gift cards. It is so adorable.

She then produced this beautiful card for us all to make. This is a 4 step stamp that I just can't get enough of.

Then it opens up to this very easy but clever fold.

So many more cards, it was a great weekend and something that my body must have been needing as I slept in every day till 9am which is unheard of in my household.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Easy as riding a bike

Creating cute cards is as easy as riding a bike when you have this set. Stamp the bike, add a basket, then fill it with flowers, love, whatever you want. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colours you want.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Get those Party Pants on video

Looking for a reason to party? Here they are. Birthday, congrats, thinking of you—and they're all here in one stamp set. Woo hoo! Want to get this product FREE?

Contact me to find out how. Check out the video where Brandy from Stampin' Up! is showing us just how cute this stamp set is.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A new Sale a Bration item

Love glitter but hate the mess? Try our Metallics Glitter Tape. Adhere it wherever you want for super sparkly glitter that stays put. You can also colour it to work with any project. Watch this video as a team member from Stampin' Up! shows you how.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Love my classes - come join me

I love my classes and meeting new people. I love it when something is a WOW and everyone oohs and aahs over a card, product or technique. The last class was just like that a lovely morning with lovely people and one new lady that I'm sure will one day be a crafty friend. Us crafters seem to be like that, sharing and having a great time playing with paper.

These are the cards we made.

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator

This card uses Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle for the flowers and leaves. I used Blusing Bride for the main colour and Pink Pirouette for the small flowers. I used the You've Got This Stamp Set for the background. I didn't want it too dark so stamped off first and then applied the Crumb Cake background. Then I scattered some smaller images over in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.

Amazing Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp Set zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator

The next card also used the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle, but this time it was the paper that we used. I really love how all of these go together. The card was Cajun Craze. Can you see how I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to hold the card together. I used markers on the Happy Birthday stamp from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set picking out all the colours that were in the paper. I then tied the tabs with Mossy Meadow 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon (from the Clearance Rack).

I am loving this paper and I'm thinking Hawaiian shirts could be a good card for Fathers day or a surfie dudes birthday.

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle  zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator

Lastly we used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch again this time making a tag for the front of the card which we inked up using the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp. The base of the card was Hello Honey and we ran that through the Brick Wall embossing folder. Everyone chose a different sentiment and then it was attached to the card. The finishing touch was the Cajun Craze flower from the Botanical Blooms and the leaves.

They all looked so beautiful when they were finished. After everyone left I couldn't resist making up another card with the left over pieces.

Botanical Blooms zena kennedy independant stampin up demonstrator

Friday, February 19, 2016

Clearance Rack items

We all get excited about the Weekly Deals and sometimes forget the Clearance Rack. It has some wonderful items there that are all retiring. If you are wanting ribbon, punches and beautiful paper then take a look at the Clearance Rack.

Talking about beautiful paper who can go past the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, what girl can resist this for $8.78, the original price was $21.95. I'm also thinking it might be a good time to stock up on ribbon, some of them are reduced down from $11.95 to $4.98 Oh and I can definiteely recommend the Starburst Framelits Die. So go take a look and see what bargains you can grab before they are gone.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Get Your Party Pants On

You can now get your hands on three brand-new Sale-A-Bration products! This is a perfect time to contact me if you are ready to earn a new lot of Sale-A-Bration items, as the party isn’t over just yet!

Would you like to hold a party?
Need another excuse to get together with friends?
Just host a qualifying party with at least $400 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $40 more Stampin' Rewards!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Monday and Wednesday morning class

I love the new Botanicals stamps, framelits and Designer Series paper. I have been playing with them since I got them. This weeks classes I'd like to share them with you.

Botanicals zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

Cost of class: $10
What to bring: Adhesives, glue dots, foam dimentional dots scissors. If you have these things, that is great, if not don't worry I have all the supplies that you can purchase.
Date & Time: Monday 15th February, Wednesday  17th February 10am

RSVP: Please RSVP so that I know how many kits to prepare.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weekly Deals 17 Feb - 23 Feb

Guess what, my favourite tool the Envelope Punch Board is back on Weekly Deals and as an added bonus it is Sale a Bration, so if your order is $90 you get FREE product. I am super, super excited about this as I feel every person in the world should have an EPB. Well maybe not everyone, I do get a bit carried away when I talk about this little beauty, smile...
Anyway what are the rest of the Weekly Deals? Well they are pretty good too. The Petite Petals wood mount stamp set, another favourite of mine.

Then there is the Polka Dot embossing folder, don't you just love how embossing a card or layer makes such a difference?

Last but not least we have to framelits the Bear Hugs which is a fun lot of framelits and the Labels and Tags one which would be so handy for gift wrapping as well as cards.

So all I can say about this weeks Weekly Deals is, WOW, if you want any of these great products I am happy to take your order or you can purchase online and it will be sent straight to your door.

Also, if you purchase the Envelope Punch Board through me you have the added bonus of getting some free tutorials on what else can be made with it. So what are you waiting for, go get it, you will fall in love like I have.

Revisit some of my posts and see what I have made with the EPB.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wikipedia states that...

  " Resist techniques in art use the incompatibility of two mediums to create layered effects with colour and texture..."

In my Technique class we used embossing resist and wax resist. The wax resist gives a delicate look that I love. We ran a piece of wax paper through an embossing folder and then placed it on a glossy card. We place this between some scrap paper and ironed it, to melt the wax on to the card. Then sponged the waxed image with ink. Finally rubbing off the excess ink with a tissue.

Wax resist card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,
These samples show the difference in using Gloss card and Whisper White. The blue one is using Whisper White and the orange one is Gloss card.

Wax resist samples zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

This grungy card is created using my favourite stamp set Gorgeous Grunge clear embossed. We then sponged over the card in Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar, rubbing off the excess with a tissue. We then ran it through the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Gorgeous Grunge resist card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

The inspiration for this card came from a very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Teneale Williams. Back in 2015 as a Free product we had a Specialty Designer Series Paper called Irresistibly Yours it was a white paper with glossy images on it. One of the images was scattered stars.
I used the Stars mask out of the Heart & Stars Decorative Masks and stamped over it with Versamark and then Clear Embossed to replicate the Irresistibly Yours paper. We both used Hello You Thinlits Dies. I decided I wanted it raised so instead of trying to pop it up with dimensionals. I adhered two pieces of card stock together and cut the Hello out, it gave it that extra thickness.  I gave everyone a few colour options, Bermuda Bay, wow, Pink Pirouette, sweet, Melon Mambo, fun and Crushed Curry, warm.

So except for these little changes everything else was CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) from Teneale. She is such an inspiration.

stars mask resist baloon card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Emboss resist technique Pink pirouette zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Emboss resist technique zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

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