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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bookings for Christmas Card Workshop closing soon

Don't panic, it is only the Bookings for the first two events which will be on the 21st and 22nd October. We need to get the ordering done in time to get them delivered in enough time to prepare all the kits.

So make sure you check the date of the one you want to attend and allow 2 weeks for ordering.

I am so excited! If you have been before you know what fun the day is and know what we are supporting with this event. If you are new it is about raising funds for our Footprint program, we supply hospitals with cards and all the supplies to make a card or cards as a footprint record. Whilst a footprint record may seem like a small gesture, it is a meaningful record that can be shared, as grieving parents come to terms with their loss.

I will be at most venues and look forward to guiding you through our gorgeous projects. The day runs from 10am to 4pm (Thornlands is 9am - 3pm) with a break for lunch which you can purchase in the venues bistro and the afternoon tea will be provided.

If you have any questions at all please contact me. I am taking bookings and payments now, so please book in ASAP to reserve your spot. Bookings will close 2 weeks before each event to ensure enough time to order all the materials.

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October Hostess Code

For those of you that shop online with me, here is the October Hostess code 3GPE27T3
This month is a great time to order online as you can make the most of  the World Card Making Day specials.

Here is a link that will take you straight to the specials page. If you do buy online I will pop in a special gift for you as a thank you.

WCMD_Demo-Header_UKSP


Saturday, October 7, 2017

No class this Wednesday

Hello all my crafty ladies. I am going to cancel this Wednesdays class as it is getting very close to the Quota Craft and Gift Fair. I need to do last minute preparations. The fair is on Sunday 15th and I will be there at my Stampin' Up! stand.

quota craft and gift fair with zena sfrom Stampin Up


Why not come along and say Hi! We have make and takes going all day, also demonstrations on our new products and I am doing a workshop in the morning with the envelope punch board. Did I tell you all it is my favourite tool!!!!

quota craft and gift fair

Friday, October 6, 2017

DSP buy 3 get 4th FREE

Designers Series Paper Sale - Buy 3 Get 1 Free



A few days ago I told you about the Designer Series Paper sale! Well guess what here it is, remember it is only for the month of October.

During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. AND they’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

Below is a list of the papers in this sale. You can order online through my shop or contact me and I can order it for you!

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOGUEITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE
Annual (P. 89)144180Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper$21.00 
Annual (P. 189)144137Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 189)144118Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144111Be Merry Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144163Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144155Coffee Break Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144185Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144110Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 187)144168Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack$17.50 
Annual (P. 187)144193Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack$17.50 
Annual (P. 187)144177Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack$17.50 
Holiday (P. 29)144629Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Holiday (P. 49)144613Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper$19.25 

What can we make with our Glossy White card

I love it when I am asked to come up with some ideas for our products. One of my friends asked if I could have a class on Glossy White Card. Well little did she know it is a favourite of mine as it lends itself to getting very arty farty.

We used Elegant Eggplant and Island Indigo ink refills dropped on to a cotton ball that had a few drops of rubbing alcohol on it. We then pounced this all over the Glossy card and then used a clean cotton ball to dry up the ink. We cut out the merry and mounted this on to Elegant Eggplant and then on to an embossed Island Indigo base. The banner was stamped with an old Christmas stamp in Elegant Eggplant and we punched out the copper foil with the new border punch.



The Merry that we cut out didn't go to waste, it was adhered to a Whisper White embossed base and then the same banner configuration,this time using the Champagne foil, yum, quite like this foil.



Now take heart if you ever make a mistake when producing your beautiful cards, as there is NO mistakes, only an opportunity to be more creative. As I was showing everyone how to cut the Merry, I neglected to cut my own before I adhered it to the Elegant Eggplant mat. No problem, I stamped a Christmas sentiment in Black Momento Ink. the photo isn't great, but it turned out clear although a little wonky, handmade RIGHT!!!



This last card lends itself to masculine projects by using the Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks. All you need to do is drag Crumb Cake down the Glossy card to cover, then tip the pad on its side and drag down going across the card. Change to the Early Espresso and drag it down as well. If the dark ends up too dark, then drag some more Crumb Cake down, or as one of my ladies did rub with your finger.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

3 cards, 3 colours and 1 stamp set

This was last weeks Wednesday morning class, just a tad late. Why was I so late posting this you are asking?

I am getting ready for quite a few events. The first one off the rank is the Quota Craft a Gift Fair. They have been having this event for several years now and all funds raised on the day go to Aspergers Syndrome and Clef Pals. So if you have nothing too important on Sunday 15th October then head over to PCYC Carindale and take a look at what the talented people at this Fair have produced.

Anyway on with the class reveal. Each of these cards was stamped with Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, and Lemon Lime Twist. All we have done is change the layers to match the biggest and smallest stamp colours. In this, Just for you card, the pink layer matches the largest stamp and the the card base matches the small stamp.

Just for you zena kennedy, independent stampin up demonstrator


This one the base card is the pink so the smallest stamp is used and the largest stamp matches the Lemon Lime Twist. Pretty, don't you think?

zena kennedy, independent stampin up demonstrator

This Christmas card follows the same rule Tranquil Tide card layer matches the largest stamp and Lemon Lime Twist the small one. Such a different use of colours for a Christmas card, but I think it works. What do you recon?

zena kennedy, independent stampin up demonstrator

I loved doing this class and everyone was inspired to go search out a stamp set and recreate these 3 cards.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wednesday morning class

Three cards, three colours, one stamp set, what can we produce.

3 male cards


Come and see what we can make with just 3 colours and card.
When: Wednesday 27th September 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

 * If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Designer Series Paper Sale Starting 1 October!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, Stampin' Up! is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.


During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. AND they’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

I want to let you know about this sale well in advance so you’d have plenty of time to review the papers that will be in the sale.  Below is a list of the papers in this sale. All of the sale’s details will be available soon!

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOGUEITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE
Annual (P. 89)144180Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper$21.00 
Annual (P. 189)144137Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 189)144118Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144111Be Merry Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144163Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144155Coffee Break Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144185Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 188)144110Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Annual (P. 187)144168Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack$17.50 
Annual (P. 187)144193Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack$17.50 
Annual (P. 187)144177Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack$17.50 
Holiday (P. 29)144629Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper$19.25 
Holiday (P. 49)144613Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper$19.25 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ronald McDonald House stamp set

I loved the last lot of classes for many reasons...
I love the group of ladies that come and make me laugh and sometimes we have been known to get very distracted over something new and exciting.
I love teaching techniques that look quite hard to master but are really very easy, once you know how. I also love to know that I am making a difference in people's lives.  I was thanked by one of the mothers at Ronald McDonald House last week and told, that for 2 hours she had relaxed and not thought about her babies. That comment made my day, this is what it is all about.

This lady and also my classes of ladies at home in my studio made these 3 lovely cards. The stamp set that we used is this years RMHC stamp set. Stampin' Up! donate $3.00 to Ronald McDonald Charities for every one of these stamp sets that is purchased.

We stamped all the images with Archival Black and then using an Aqua painter we painted in the Strawberries with Real Red and Pear Pizzazz. The circles were punched out with the 2" circle punch and the new Starburst Punch.

rmhc, Ronald McDoanld stamp set, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy,

 The sentiment on this card was taken from last years RMHC stamp set, Sprinkles of Life. Love spreading the love!!

Ronald McDoanld stamp set, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy,


This one had a bit of fussy cutting of the leaf that the bug was sitting on. How cute is this card?

Ronald McDoanld stamp set, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy,

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Friday evening class

This Friday evening class is a repeat of the Wednesday morning class we will be using the Ronald McDonald stamp set and making 3 very cute cards. This is the set I take with me each month to Ronald McDonald House at Herston. Stampin' Up! bring out a new stamp set each year specifically for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). So each time one of these stamp sets is sold $3.00 goes to RMHC.

RMH stamp set class zena kennedy independent stampin Up demonstrator

If you would like to attend this class and make these cute 3 cards and envelopes, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When: Friday 8th September 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point email me for the address

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Wednesday Morning class

This Wednesday class we will be using the Ronald McDonald stamp set and making 3 very cute cards. This is the set I take with me each month to Ronald McDonald House at Herston. Stampin' Up! bring out a new stamp set each year specifically for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). So each time one of these stamp sets is sold $3.00 goes to RMHC.

RMH stamp set class zena kennedy independent stampin Up demonstrator

If you would like to attend this class and make these cute 3 cards and envelopes, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When: Wednesday 6th September 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point email me for the address

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Charity Christmas Card Workshop

Each year since 2008 the annual ‘Paper Angels’ Christmas Card Workshop takes place. These workshops raise funds to purchase and supply Footprint Cards to the Mater Mother's Brisbane Hospital Bereavement Programe and other hospitals as far up as the Sunshine Coast and down to the Gold Coast.
Sadly these cards are created so that the parents of babies that do not survive may take home a precious record of their child's footprint. Whilst a footprint record may seem like a small gesture, it is a meaningful record that can be shared, as grieving parents, grandparents and other family members come to terms with their loss.

If you would like to take part in one of these events, please email me and let me know which one is the best option for you to attend.

footprint bereavement programme, Charity Christmas Card Workshop, hearts come home, zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Earlier in the year Channel 7 gave people an insight into how we were able to help. I posted in back in January, if you would like to see the video follow the link to my previous page.

Snowflake Sentiments Bundle video

Donna from the Stampin' Up! training team is showing the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle. I just love the lacy look it creates.



If you want this bundle or any of the others you have seen head on over to my Online shop or email me and I can order it for you. If you order online and put in the Host code for September R9N7U2B4 you will also receive a little gift from me.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

What is in the new Holiday Catalogue

I am about to delight/entice you with a few videos. The new Holiday Catalogue is full of tempting goodies and as usual Stampin' Up! put out several videos to get us all excited. So am I excited? Yep!!

So now let me excite you with this little video on the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

We have the men covered...

It is so hard sometime not to put bling and ribbons on everything, however we managed to restrain ourselves and create three lovely, simple male cards. Although I recon I'd be happy to receive any of them as well.

Each card we used Crumb Cake ink to create our background. The edge of each card was masked to allow for a clean border and then we chose the stamps to use.

This card we used the new Tree rings stamp set, then drew around the edge to form a fancy border. The sentiment is one of our new punches and the Crumb Cake card was punched out using our new Starburst punch. This punch is going to be one of my favourites, I think.

fathers day, male cards, mens cards, just for you, card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy,

 This next card we used a retired stamp set called Nailed It. As you can see we used the same sentiment and punch. Once again framing it with the scribbly lines.

fathers day, male cards, mens cards, just for you, card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy,

I'm not sure which card is my favourite, but this one we used my good old faithful background stamp called Hardwood. This is such a popular stamp set and I love it.

fathers day, male cards, mens cards, just for you, card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy,

Such a lovely morning with some lovely ladies. If you want to join in the fun of a class or just to purchase any of these stamps and punches, please email me.

If you just want to purchase the products, you can do so online and get them delivered straight to your door.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Simple male card class - just in time for Father's Day

This class is going to show how simple can be classy. It is also all about male cards as Father's day is just around the corner.

male cards as Father's day zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

If you would like to attend this class and make 3 male cards, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.
When: Wednesday 30th August 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

 * If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Monday, August 28, 2017

All Christmas cards today

We all made Christmas cards in our Wednesday class using the new Embossing Paste.

 This card we used the embossing paste and then spritzed in Wild Wasabi. I added about 10 drops of Wild Wasabi ink refill to the spritzer and then filled with Rubbing Alcohol.

card christmas Wednesday morning technique class - Embossing Paste

You can't see very well with this one, but it truly sparkles. We used the embossing paste and then sprinkled with our fine glitter Dazzling Diamonds. The tree was a piece of left over Pear Pizzazz left over from the week before. We worked it over with Wink of stella.

christmas card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, stampin up Australia - zena kennedy

 Then this lovely one we used the paste again and then sprinkled with Copper Embossing powder and then heat embossed.

Note: Make sure if you do this technique that you use the Embossing Buddy first, then use the paste.

Wednesday morning technique class - Embossing Paste  zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

They all looked so different but all basically the same design. By the way if you didn't want to use the Embossing Paste this would look just as stunning suing the stars and sponging or spritzing.

If you would like to purchase the Embossing Paste and have a play email me with your order of go to my Online store and get it sent straight to your door.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Wednesday morning technique class - Embossing Paste

This Wednesday morning we will look at 3 different ways to use the new Embossing Paste. I am having a lot of fun with this paste and feel that it can be quite addictive.


They will also be Christmas themed, so you will be able to add to your Christmas stash.

If you would like to attend this class and make 3 special Christmas cards, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.
When: Wednesday 23rd August 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

 * If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Friday, August 18, 2017

12 cards in 2 hours Easy, Peasy

Our Christmas card Stamp a Stack really did only take 2 hours to make these 12 cards. We made 4 cards of 3 designs. Everyone was amazed, as it has been known that our 3 cards take more time than that.

I think it was the simplicity of these cards. I used many of my old favourite stamp sets and designer series paper from a few catalogues back.

Merry and Bright zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

 Look at the new Starburst behind the 2" circle. I think I am going to use this Starburst punch quite a bit. The sentiment is from a favourite retired stamp set Tin of Tags.

 Christmas stamp a stack zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The last card is the only one we used all new products. The Carols of Christmas is an early release from the Holiday Catalogue.

Carols of Christmas zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One hundred minus one

Yesterday I went to Bluecare to take my usual card class with the residents. I have been volunteering there for over 4 years and love the people that attend my classes.                    Of course there are a few teacher's pets. Oz is one of these special people. He has been coming from the very first day and has improved in his card making skills over the years. 
Because of my husbands health, I had missed an entire month and Oz's birthday. So yesterday in class he told me he had received lots of cards for his  "One hundred minus one" birthday. Isn't that just the cutest way of saying you are 99.

Here is a picture of Oz and I, taken yesterday. He wanted me to show everyone that even a one hundred minus one person can make cards.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Stamp a stack this Wednesday

Christmas is coming around the bend in a hurry. So now is the time to get your stash of cards started. This Wednesday's card class is a Christmas Stamp a Stack.


If you would like to attend this class and make 12 Christmas cards, 4 each of 3 designs, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When:Wednesday 16th August 10am
Cost: $25
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP so that I can prepare all the kits. Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

a lovely card and cake combo

I just have to share another of Kathy Dudley's creations. She hides her talent under a bushell. Not only is she a great card maker but her cakes are brilliant. So, so, talented. You may remember her from another post I did recently about her sons 21st.

This time she has made a card and a cake that match, for her grandsons 2nd birthday. I think she is such a clever clogs. She has even given me some great measurements too. How about that, don't you recon she is a talented lady?


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