HAPPY 10 YEARS WITH STAMPIN’ UP!

Tomorrow (Tuesday), I celebrate 10 years with Stampin’ Up!.  It’s pretty crazy really!  It’s been a wild ride I have to say with lots of creating, travelling to fun events and “meeting” many amazing people here and from all over the world.  I have many customers who have been with me nearly the whole time and some blog readers here too.  I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU for sticking with me. ❤

It still amazes me what you can do with ink and paper and I am continually learning new techniques and ideas.  10 years ago I threw myself into this journey having no idea what I was doing – and still don’t half the time, but I keep going and I hope that I inspire you along the way. Stampin’ Up! has given me a greater confidence in myself to try new things and to believe in myself that I can create. 🙂

I appreciate each and every one of you whether you have been with me for 10 years or 10 days.  Thank you for sharing this ride with me.  I love sharing my creations and ideas with you. Creating is such an important part of our lives.  So keep creating and I hope you continue on this ride with me.  To many more years of creating! 🙂

So to celebrate my 10th Stampin’ Up! Birthday, I am giving you the gifts.  

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You might have seen the Stamparatus? The great positioning tool that helps you in your stamping.

Well I am giving one away this week.  I am really excited to be able to do this. 🙂

 

HOW DO YOU ENTER?

Every order over $50 will receive one entry. Orders can be emailed/phoned directly to me or can be submitted through my store. (see below). Australian residents only.  Orders must be received by 8pm Sunday 26th August. 

EVERY ORDER WILL RECEIVE A SMALL GIFT TO SAY THANK YOU.

Don’t forget with Bonus Days on too, for every $90 order you will receive a $9 redemption voucher to use in September.

 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

**Shop Online -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: EFQMYZZJ

COME ON AND CELEBRATE WITH ME! 🙂

Jenny

 

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FAMILY SCRAP PAGE WITH NATURE’S POEM PAPER!

If you have followed me for a while you would notice that I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking.  I have done a page here and there.  (If you want to see some of them then be sure to click on the tag ‘scrapbooking’ at the top and it will take you to some of the posts).

I have had this photo for a couple of years now with the idea of scrapping it.  I needed to make a page this week and thought of this photo again – and it was time to do something with it.  So … I made a scrap page. 🙂

Here it is for you.

WHAT I HAVE USED

Card and Paper: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Whisper White, Vellum.

Stamps: Petal Palette.         Dies: Petals and More Thinlits, Layering Oval Thinlits, Stitched Labels Thinlits.

THE PROCESS

Choosing the photo was the easy part but working out how to put it together took a little time.  I first went through some scrapbooking page ideas I had pinned on Pinterest.  I also looked at some ideas I saved to my computer and in some magazines.  I wanted to use some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper in some way.  I had thought in strips.  I tried a few sheets of paper that I had to see what worked.  I found that this piece looked the best against the black and white photo.  I thought I might cut it in strips with some other prints from the Nature’s Poem pack but I liked this piece left as it was.

I narrowed down the stamps and the dies to the Petal Palette set and cut a few pieces from the Petals and More Thinlits and the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I played around with the positioning and then added the sentiment.  I have to say it was a fun process putting the page together and I was happy with the way it turned out.

Now don’t hold your breathe for me to scrap another page in a hurry.  😉

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

RETIRED STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS NOW LISTED TO SELL!

I have now updated my Retired Stampin’ Up! products for sale. 

Please head to the below links and let me know if you are interested in any.  Prices don’t included postage.  These are for Australian residents only.

For Retired Products (Big Shot items and Punches) Head -> HERE.

For Retired Stamps Head -> HERE.

Jenny

BOGO SALE DAY IN WOLLONGONG!

Everyone loves this BOGO Sale Day and it is on again for all my retired stamps, paper, Punches and Big Shot items. And I have lots!!

WHAT IS BOGO? Buy One Get One Free! 

For the total you spend on my retired products you choose the equivalent value for FREE of brand new products from the 2018 Catalogue. (NB: shipping and handling not included). Recent retired catalogue items are listed at close to catalogue price.  Past years items have been reduced.

This is just some of the stamps I have.

SO WHEN IS IT ON?

Drop in any time to my studio in East Corrimal, Wollongong (address given on request).

Saturday 7th July 2pm-4pm
or
Sunday 8th July 2pm-3pm.

Cash only. Bring a shopping bag for your new loved items.

WHY NOT SELL YOUR UNLOVED ITEMS TOO?

If you have stamps or other craft items you want to clear out (and you are local) then add them to my sale. (*These are not included in the BOGO). Drop them to me before the event, add your prices to them. Any unsold items are returned to you after with the cash for sold items.

I look forward to seeing you then. Help me clean these out because they need to go.

Jenny

ANOTHER FUNKY PEACEFUL REFLECTION CARD!

I shared a funky card yesterday with you using the Peaceful Reflection set.  Today I have another similar one.  This one is actually the first one I made of the 2.

I used similar colours of Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist.  This one is matted on Rich Razzleberry and with a Thick Whisper White card base. It tones it down a little. 🙂 The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons.  It is kind of fitting for this type of card don’t you think??

Have a great weekend.  I hope I can get some creating happening this weekend.  I haven’t done any all week and I am suffering withdrawals.  Other things have been going on. 🙂  Hope you can get creative too.

By the way, speaking of creating.  Have you joined my Facebook group yet?  I share some projects and tips AND Sunday is ‘Share A Card Sunday’ where everyone gets to share their projects. Head over -> HERE to join the creative fun.

Jenny

 

SOME CARD LOVE!

I don’t often share personal things here on my blog as I don’t like to toot my horn but this is Stampin’ Up! related – and it is very exciting for me.

For those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram will know that recently I achieved a HUGE milestone.  It was a big goal and for the most part out of my control.  As a Demonstrator we can achieve different titles.  This one has alluded me for 3 years.  Although I had the team and the sales for some time I needed some other factors to come in to play. Anyway, last month I did it! I made Silver Elite. 

It might not be big for you and you may not really care what the fuss is but for me this is big! Thank you to my customers and my team for helping me along the way – and for your support.  I received my certificate yesterday in the mail which was exciting.  Always good to receive Happy Mail. I also received some other Happy Mail this past week and that is what I wanted to share with you today.  I received 2 special cards.

The first one was from my Upline Vanessa.  This is using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper that I have been sharing lately but this is one of the other patterns from the pack.

This card was a lovely surprise.  This is from one of my blog readers who has become a dear friend, Ruth.  It was even in my favourite colour too.  This is using the Love What You Do set with lots of lovely shiny silver embossed features.  Thanks so much Ruth x

Thanks for indulging me.  Thanks everyone for your love and support and visiting me often. ❤

See you again tomorrow.

Jenny

 

IMPORTANT STUFF TO READ!

Legal stuff is boring right but I have a responsibility to tell you about this.

You might have heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming in to effect May 25th.  For the most part this won’t effect us in Australia but as I do have some blog subscribers I need to inform you of these changes.  Plus, I think anyone likes to know that there information is kept safe.

In short, For those who receive blog updates by email you opted in via the link in the side.  (That’s great- thank you!).  WordPress keeps your details safe and they; and even myself don’t use your personal details for any other purposes.  You can unsubscribe at any time.  (PS.  I like having you here though as otherwise I would be talking to myself so I hope you stay. 🙂 )

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So after all that legal stuff I need to go and make a card.  Thanks for sticking with me.  I hope you can get creative today too.

Jenny 

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY CARD!

I was asked recently by a friend to make a 1st Birthday card for her Grand-daughter.  All the requirements was that it was to be bright and fun.

So this is the result.  She was pleased with it.  It’s not her Grand-daughter’s birthday yet but I know that it is safe to post here.  You won’t tell right … 😉

I used the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits.  I am sad both these are going.  They are great for special numbered birthday cards.  I also used the Balloon Celebrations set for the bright, fun balloons.  They are easily cut with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The colours used for the balloons are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  The card mat is Tempting Turquoise and the card base is Melon Mambo.  The Tempting Turquoise is a retiring colour.  A great big ‘1’ was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.

The card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I am not sure by whom now.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and maybe some stamping time??

Have a great week.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

FRIDAY FAVOURITES – THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

Today for Friday Favourites is a very special one.  I am sad to see the  Thoughts and Prayers set retiring.  It has been a much loved and very well used set, although I haven’t used it for a little while now.  This was one of the first sets I bought when I joined Stampin’  Up! nearly 10 years ago.

I had to take a photo of the stamps.  Not only was it a wood mount set only but it was double-mounted (or even triple-mounted!) which some sets were at the time.  I have to say I am glad that Stampin’ Up! have moved away from this idea.  It does make it a little harder to stamp like this.

I went back over some cards I had made with this set.  Many were for Sympathy cards.  I think that is why this set is so special.  The cards were often for loved ones at a very difficult time.  I went searching on my blog but in the early days I hadn’t tagged my posts at all so it was  hard to find some posts.  I found some photos in my computer files that I thought I would share with you.

Remember this was early days some even before the Big Shot and some photos were even scanned!!! Bear with me here. 🙂

 

If you haven’t got this set already then please grab it now.  The sentiments are beautiful and the flowers are simple but elegant.  It is certainly one to have in your stash.  You can even choose clear mount now ($36 AUS).

View and order it in my store -> HERE.

Thanks for reminiscing with me with this set.

Jenny

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #30!

I had some time over Easter to have a go at the Colour Inkspirations challenge for this week.  Let me say these colours were hard!!!!

These are the colours for Colour Inkspirations #30.

What do you think of them?? What a combination!!

I will share the card I made.  I will say this is Take Two.  The first card was not good.  Can a card be ugly?  Yes … :/

I was happier with this one.

When I attempt a challenge like this I pull out all the ink pads to see how the colours look together and then go through my stamp sets to see what might work with the colours.  I had a few stamps out.  I made the first card and I wasn’t happy with it – at all! And no it won’t see the light of day.  Just let it be said that we can all do dud cards.

Any of the sets I had out didn’t appeal to me to try another one so I went through my stamps again and came across this set, Happy Celebrations.  I had forgotten about this set.  It was in my drawer with the “sentiment” stamps.  I have had this set for over a year I think and used one sentiment out of it.  I thought this might just work and it had 5 letters in “HAPPY” for the 5 colours. 🙂

The letters were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  I even added a little sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.

The layout was based on Freshly Made Sketches #326.

If you get stuck how to put a card together following a card sketch is a great idea.  I have a board for Card Sketches on Pinterest -> HERE if you want to follow it.  If you missed yesterday’s post I gave some tips on following a sketch to make a card so head back to the previous post.

So how would you work these colours in a card??

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny