Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

WHY I LOVE BEING A STAMPIN’ UP! DEMONSTRATOR!

I have a little personal post for you today.  Well kind of.  I celebrated 11 years as a Demonstrator last week.  That is just crazy!

It made me think about this journey I have been on.  I shared this with some people on my newsletter list but I thought I would share it with you – because you are all important to me too in this crazy, fun, unpredictable, messy, emotional (yes!) journey I am on.  (I have changed it a little just for you).

So I hope you will indulge me.

I joined Stampin’ Up! in August 2008. This 11 years as a Demonstrator has certainly flown.  I have to say there has been ups and downs along the way but overall I have loved it.

Most of all, I have loved meeting so many people and making friends just like you. Now I have so many friends close by and from around the world.  I wouldn’t have met all these lovely people if it wasn’t for Stampin’ Up!

It’s crazy to think that stamps and ink can bring people close together.

For me I had always set out to make this a business to add to the income for my family and to work it around time with them.  That was such a blessing at the time, and it still is great being so flexible.  Even now my children are adults it’s great being able to work around spending time with them when they are at home.

It has really built my self-confidence.  I struggle talking with people but it has helped me being able to connect with like-minded people and being able to encourage them in their creative endeavours.  For that I am so grateful for.

Whether it is face-to-face or through my blog or other social media I hope that I can encourage each of you to create and to share.  This is what brings a smile to my face and gives me great joy.

But how fun is to play with stamps and paper everyday! Just sayin’ 😉

I will tell you my biggest regret though – is that I didn’t start this journey earlier.  I deliberated for 18 months before I joined although there was some other personal reasons for the delay too.  but how many more people I could have met and to have so much more discount early on.  All the learning and exploring too.  But to finally take the plunge was so exciting.

Apart from celebrating my 11 years I wanted to let you know why I have joined Stampin’ Up! and why I am still here even with the challenges that come with products and supply.  That’s not what it is entirely about.  But have you considered joining Stampin’ Up! and still have reservations??  What are you waiting for??

If you are in Australia you can join in this with me and – get the discount for yourself. (Don’t put it off like I did). Even if you don’t plan to work at it as a business. And don’t feel once you sign up you are “stuck” in it for ever. You can leave anytime.  (And BTW if you are overseas and considering it why not seek out a local demonstrator for you to start enjoying this too).

Even if being part of Stampin’ Up! is not as a business for you, the discount is such a blessing to off-set those stamping purchases.  Maybe more stamping supplies with it … 😉  And meeting all those new friends. Don’t forget that part of it.

There is a great opportunity this month so I wouldn’t delay it any longer.  There is only one week left. Read about it all below.EXTRA, EXTRA!

During July and August there has been an awesome promotion inviting others like yourself to join Stampin’ Up!  I want you to have all this opportunity yourself.

I want you to experience that discount and to have the opportunity to connect with others too.

With this promotion time is running out.  You have less than one week.  Don’t be like me and put it off.  Seriously.  You can’t lose.  Just give it a go.

Stampin’ Up! are giving away so many free products at the moment. (In fact $111 of free products and then an extra $16 voucher!). (This is Australian figures).

Really you need to know about this.

I am sure you have a long Wish List yourself of Stampin’ Up! products.  Is it more than $169? Why pay more than $169 right!!

Come and join the Stampin’ Up! family. Come and join the JEN’s INK team and get so many extra products PLUS an extra $16 voucher to use in September.

***In total you are getting $127 of free products. Seriously! are you going to knock that back??

When you join the Stampin’ Up! family you are not just getting LOTS of extra free products.

Just like I have already mentioned. You make so many great new friends,  You are inspired by amazing projects in the quarterly Demonstrator magazine, you get to travel to different events throughout the year if you like to, and even get free products along the way… And, you can leave at any time.

Are you up for it??

You can find out more ->HERE.

Or if you have your $280 shopping list ready to go you can join my JEN’s INK team you can head directly -> HERE now.  ‘Click on Join The Fun’

Thanks for sticking with me.  I can’t wait to share more with you in this fun, inky journey.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #80 – KEEP YOUR DIES SAFE WITH THIS MAGNETIC DIE BOARD!

Wednesday’s WOW! #80.  I have a very useful tip for you today with this Magnetic Die Board.  I thought I had shown you this tip already but apparently not.

In my classes I found that the dies we were using kept going missing.  They would get buried under papers or bits.  They would drop on the floor and disappear.  We spent a lot of time in class looking for them.  Some months ago I came up with this idea.  Since then – no more missing dies.  Everyone knows when they use them they go straight back on the board.  It is such a time-saver and has reduced the stress. 🙂

You might find it useful yourself.  I have it standing near the Big Shot machine and have all the dies on it that we will use in the projects for that class.

How to make one yourself

It’s very easy to make yourself.  I picked up a cheap photo frame from a discount shop.  Opened it up and took out the glass. I cut Magnetic sheets to size and adhered them to a piece of card.  Then inserted them back in the frame without adding the glass though.

Place it near your diecut machine and put the dies on it that you are working on.  For a single project you may not need it but if you are making a large project or a couple at a time then you can store all your dies on it while you are working.

I hope you find this tip useful.

Thanks for visiting me today wherever you are in the world.  I love having you visit and I love sharing my little crafting world with you. ❤

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues

SAILING HOME PAPER BOATS!

Ok.  This is the last for a while.  I have hit you hard with all these nautical cards with the Come Sail Away Suite of products this past week.  I will move on after today.

For this card I wanted to use one of the prints in the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack.  I found it well a bit dull.  Can I say that?? I mean it was a dull colour and was like an old newsprint.  I think it was the colour of it that challenged me.  So let’s give it a try. Maybe you feel the same and don’t know what to do with it.

I cut a piece of the paper to a size just a little smaller than your card front.   Then I cut off about 5cm (2″), then flipped that paper piece over and then used the 2 different prints for the front. the join was covered with the diecut “rope”.  Adding a little pop of colour with the Night of Navy and the Real Red certainly lifts it.

The compass was stamped on white and cut out then layered on a little Red scalloped Circle from the Layering circles Dies.  The fun thing with the Smooth Sailing Dies is that there is the little “needle”.  I cut one out from Night of Navy to adhere over the compass.  It gives you a little dimension to it.  I didn’t like the boats just stuck on the front of the card.  They needed a little grounding so I cut a vellum piece from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I hope you have liked all these cards from this suite of products.  I have certainly had fun with them.  Which card has been your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

SAILING HOME LIGHTHOUSE!

A very quick card for you today using the Sailing Home Bundle. 

For this card I had some “bits” left on my table from creating lots of cards with the suite.  So we don’t want them to go to waste right?

The Night of Navy card mat was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder.  I was going to use that on another card and didn’t end up using it so it worked for here.  I had the strip of paper from the Come Sail Away paper pack leftover and even the diecut ship wheel.  So a little stamping and sticking together and the card was done.

But wait, what about that cute little stitched sentiment diecut.  I think I sold a few sets this weekend just with this little banner alone.  Don’t we just love the stitched dies?? 🙂

SAILING HOME WEEKEND SPECIAL

I know the weekend is over here … But I still have cards to show you.  So I am extending this offer to grab the tutorials.  Don’t miss out though.

Order the Sailing Home Bundle (Australian residents only). Receive the card kit for 3 great cards and also an additional 2 metres of Night of Navy Twine.  You will also receive a Tutorial Bundle of 12 exclusive projects (these are not using the Sailing Home Bundle).

Head to my store -> HERE to order.  Please use the Host Code: VA9WC4CZ   $88 + Shipping and Handling.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

SUNDAY SUITE – COME SAIL AWAY!

This weekend it’s all about the Sailing Home Bundle in my classes and on my blog here.  So I think it’s a good time to have a closer look at the full Come Sail Away Suite for Sunday Suites today.

This is a really great suite for those hard-to-make men’s cards.  Let’s face it.  We all struggle with them.  While it might be boats and sailing there are some other fun elements.  Let’s have a look.

You can make some of the samples above and lots more with any or all of the Suite products below.

The Come Sail Away Suite can be ordered with just one item code making shopping so much easier. #152175  $165.25 AUD

or you can pick just one or 2 of the items.

I wanted to show you a couple of the products in closer detail.

The Memories and More Card pack features maritime images.  It has 50 double-sized cards and they come in 2 different sizes. 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes.  I love the single-sided laser-cut specialty cards.  See them below.

There is also some sticker sheets included too.  Don’t just think of the these card packs for scrapbooking.  They are great for cards as well.

You have to check out the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. 

The prints show really don’t show it justice to be honest.  There are some great nautical prints.  Check the video below the paper image.

Now you need to see this High Seas 3D Embossing Folder closer.  It is like waves.  Great with this bundle.  Available now for $17 AUD #149577 (You can order it in store in the link below)

You get a really good idea of this embossing folder in the Soft Suede sample below.  And by the way the card above that uses one of the diecut cards from the Memories and More pack.

What do you think of this bundle.  I can tell you everyone has loved using them in class this weekend.  … And they may have added it to their orders. 🙂

You can grab the Come Sail Away Suite with just one item code or grab one or two items.  Shop in my store now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: VA9WC4CZ

This weekend order the Sailing Home Bundle (stamps and dies $88 AUD) and receive the tutorials and the card kits for the 3 cards we have been making in class this weekend.  You can see them in an earlier post.  Also, receive 2 additional metres of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine. If you order the full Suite I will also send you out the Card kits and tutorials.

You will also be eligible for the Tutorial Bundle as a Thank you this month.  This contains 12 exclusive projects from Demonstrators around the world of which I am a part of.  (These are not using the Sailing Home Bundle).

Thanks for visiting me today to see these great products.  I hope you can use them for the men in your life.

Jenny

 

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

INSPIRED SAILING HOME CARDS!

I have another card for you today using the Sailing Home Bundle. 

Two Sailing Boats with Stampin' Up! Sailing Home

This card was inspired by a card by Nicole you can see HERE.

For my card I just stamped the compass and the birds in Crumb Cake Ink.  I added 2 boats on mine.  They were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers.

The strip of paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I wanted to make it a little more general for the sentiment.  This could be used for a number of different occasions.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and punched with the Classic Label Punch.

Just keeping it simple for this card.

Like I did with this card, when you start with a stamp set and not sure where to go with it, it is good to look around especially on Pinterest for other cards with the stamp set.  You can CASE it directly or be inspired by the card and use that as a spring board for your own creations.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, swaps

SAILING HOME MINI CARD!

Today I have a mini card for you using the Sailing Home bundle.  I received this one in a Team swap last month I think.  I am not sure who it was from sorry. 🙂

This is a mini Card measuring about 7.5cm x 7.5cm (3″x3″)

From what I can tell with this card the sky was sponged in the top part of the card using Pool Party ink. The water was created using the lines in the High Tide set.  It’s great when the stamp sets co-ordinate with each other. I think it was given a light wash with the Aquapainter to blend out the colours. The lighthouse was stamped separately and then diecut and coloured in small sections of it.

It’s a sweet card so Thank You to whoever made this card.

Come back tomorrow so you can see more cards using the Sailing Home stamps and the co-ordinating Smooth Sailing dies.

SAILING HOME WEEKEND SPECIAL

Order the Sailing Home Bundle (Australian residents only). Receive the card kit for 3 great cards and also an additional 2 metres of Night of Navy Twine.  You will also receive a Tutorial Bundle of 12 exclusive projects (these are not using the Sailing Home Bundle).

Head to my store -> HERE to order.  Please use the Host Code: VA9WC4CZ   $88 + Shipping and Handling.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Onstage, Stampin' Up!

SAILING HOME ONSTAGE CARD!

This weekend is my Sailing Home Classes, So over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of the cards I have been making with this suite of products.  I think we should call it a Sailing Home Long Weekend shall we.  Who loves to spend their free time sailing on the wide blue waters?? 🙂

Onstage was a few months ago now.  I have been a little slow in showing you some projects, apart from the fact that it took some time to finish off some of the cards I was waiting to share a few projects close together with the Sailing Home Suite. The first card is  one we made at Onstage in April.

Sailing Home Onstage card

In the suite of products is the Sailing Home Stamp set and the Smooth Sailing Dies.

First step in making this card was giving a light wash over a piece of Watercolor card with the Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter.  It dried while we stamped and cut the other pieces to the card.  I like the little Sail Away Trinkets.  They are very cute and you can dress them up with some Night Of Navy Baker’s Twine.  The easiest way of adhering these on to your projects is to use Glue Dots.

Some pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper were layered on to a note card before assembling all the other elements.

Be sure to stop by over the next few days for some more projects with this suite.  It’s been lots of fun playing with them.

Have a good day,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

WILDLY HAPPY FOR STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD AUGUST BLOGHOP!

Welcome to another Stamping Around The World Blog Hop.  So nice to have you.  You might have come from Margriet’s Blog or just starting Here.  Welcome and enjoy the hop.

Today I am using the set Wildly Happy as that was the one I used in the Tutorials for this month.

I wanted to do something a little different with this set.  I was thinking about this recently and was reminded that when you see pictures of elephants they are often in herds.  I did a little research and read that they are very social especially the female of the species and will keep close together looking out for each other.

So I created a little herd of elephants with the little baby.

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy

To create this I used the Masking Technique. I have explained it further below. The elephants were stamped on Thick Whisper White card and coloured with the Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends and I also used the Petal Pink ones for the baby.  The grass was with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

MASKING YOUR ELEPHANTS

A piece of Thick Whisper White. Cut the card using one of the larger Rectangles Stitched dies. 

Note: I didn’t cut the card with the Rectangles Stitched Die until after I finished stamping and colouring the elephant so it is ok to leave it until then if you wish.

1. Firstly you will want to stamp your elephant on to a Sticky Note or you can use scrap paper with some removable adhesive.  Cut around the outline of the image.  For this card you will need to stamp 3 elephants in total on the Sticky Notes as you will use them all at one time in places.

2. Stamp your elephant and baby near the bottom right hand corner. Inking the stamp in Memento Ink.  Place one of your cut out Sticky Note elephants over the top of the image.  Ink up your stamp and stamp again just to the top left of the first one.  You will want to line it up so you just have the larger elephant shown.

3. Ink and stamp another elephant to the top right of the first one. The baby one should be just off the edge of the card but that is ok.

4. Place 3 of the Sticky Note elephants over each of the stamped elephants.

Masking Technique

5. Stamp another elephant in between the top 2 elephants.  And one elephant to the left of the left Sticky Note elephant.  Each time remember to line the elephant up to just stamp the adult one.

6. Move a Sticky Note to the last elephant stamped on the left and then ink and stamp another one to the left of this.

Once stamped you can then colour the elephants with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and colour the little baby one with Petal Pink.  I found them very easy to colour.  Using the Light Smoky Slate Blends colour the elephants completely.  Then using the Dark Blends add lines over the printed lines (wrinkles) on the elephants.

To assemble the card, emboss the Smoky Slate card, 10.1cm x 14.4cm (5⅜” x 4⅛”)  with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and wrap around a length of the Petal Pink ribbon. Then adhere this to the Petal Pink Card base. Raise up the stamped card piece to the front.

Stamp the sentiment on Petal Pink card and cut with an oval die in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Then raise that up off the card with Dimensionals.

Wildly Happy _ Elephant Herd

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Enjoy making this card.  Try the masking Technique with any stamped image.

Now continue the Blog Hop.  This time you are off to Allie’s Blog.  If you get lost the Roll Call list is below.

Roll Call List

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Simply Craft)

Linda (Stampin by the Beach)

JoAnne (Luv 2 Create)

Alicia Yap (Paper Munchkin)

Amanda Gillmore (She Creates: By The Sea Shore)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

cards, Catalogues, Classes

SAILING HOME CARD CLASS OR KIT TO GO!

Come along and make some great cards using the Sailing Home Suite Or you can grab the Kit to Go.

WHEN: Friday 16th Aug. 10am or Saturday 17th Aug. 2pm

COST: Class only or with the Bundle.

CLASS: $20 (+Extra $5 to use my adhesives)

BUNDLE: $95 – Includes the Sailing Home Bundle (Sailing Home    stamp set and Die) and a discounted class fee. Receive an additional 2m of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine Free.

RSVP: Wednesday 14th Aug.

 

STAMP AT HOME – KIT TO GO

Purchase the Sailing Home Bundle    $88 + $5.95 shipping and handling.

Receive the tutorials to make 3 projects and all the materials Free.

Also, receive Free an additional 2 metres of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Bundle

Contact me for more information.  If you are coming to class be sure to book in ASAP. 🙂

Jenny