A WEDDING CARD IN A HURRY!

Last Friday I was in a rush.  Josh had yet another wedding to go to.  I thought I had a wedding card made as I made up quite a few at one time a couple of months ago.  But I didn’t keep up with how many weddings he has been to lately!!!  So this was a wedding card made in a hurry.

This card changed a lot over the time I made it but in the end I went with this.  It was hard to get a good photo of it so I do apologise for the lighting.

The base is Sweet Sugarplum and the white card is embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. I only just received this folder.  I can’t believe I waited so long! The sentiment which is from Always and Forever is heat embossed by Copper Embossing Powder.  The white circle was layered on a piece of Copper Foil cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.  I played around with different things on it and wasn’t sure which way to go.  Like I had so much time to muck around with it…  In the end I cut a few of the flowers and leaves from the Flourish Thinlits.  A few loopy Copper Threads and an adhesive pearl finished it off.  

I hope you like the finished result.  Maybe I should have done 2 as there is another wedding for him to go to in a couple of weeks … 🙂

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10 – KEEPING THOSE LITTLE DIES SAFE!

I have a very short video to share with you today for this week’s edition of WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10.  I don’t know about you but sometimes those tiny little dies gets buried or dropped on the floor and you spend so long looking for them.  Well! I saw an idea somewhere quite a few months ago and just recently introduced this in the classroom.  I have to say this has been fantastic!! No more lost dies! Everyone loves the idea too when they come so I thought I would share it with you.

I hope you found that useful and you might be able to adapt it to your classroom or your own craft room.

If you want to keep up with the videos I share then be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel -> HERE and if you haven’t already then be sure to Subscribe to my blog here (click on the link in the right hand column) to keep updated.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

RETIRED LIST CORRECTION! :)

Sorry folks there was an error in the links for the previous blog post for my retired products.  Sorry about that.  I checked it but obviously not good enough hey! (Thanks Lynda x).

I have corrected them on the previous blog post BUT if you want to grab some retired Stampin’ Up! products then you can also head to these links.

For Retired Stamps – CLICK -> HERE.

For Retired Products – CLICK -> HERE.

Thanks again.  Happy Shopping.

Jenny

SELLING OFF STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRED PRODUCTS!

OK, help me out here.  I NEED SOME STUFF GONE!! I still have so many stamps, Punches, Big Shot Dies and Folders and different “bits” to go.  Go and check out to see if you want to grab something.

NB:  Available for Australian residents only sorry.  Prices don’t include shipping.

Special to the end of the month,  Spend minimum $90 and receive an extra 10% off.

Check the lists.  I haven’t included photos at this stage.  If you are unsure, Google search the name or you can ask me to send an individual photo to you.

For Retired Stamps – CLICK -> HERE.

For Retired Products – CLICK -> HERE.

Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Happy Shopping, 🙂

Jenny

IT’S WORLD CARDMAKING DAY – AND I HAVE A SPECIAL PROJECT FOR MY NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS!

OCTOBER 7TH IS WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

And, we can celebrate all weekend! Do you get excited when you receive a surprise in the mail?  It’s a nice feeling. How about this weekend you make a card – and send it out!  Wouldn’t it make someone’s day. 🙂

Now you would have already read about the 15% off select stamps that Stampin’ Up! are offering at the moment.  If you can’t remember then head back a couple of posts.

BUT OCTOBER 7TH IS ALSO MY BIRTHDAY!!

To celebrate World Cardmaking Day (and my birthday) I am sending out a special project to my newsletter subscribers.  Plus, I have a some exclusive bonuses too – BECAUSE IT IS MY BIRTHDAY AND I WANT TO SHARE SOME EXTRA LOVE! 

To receive the exclusive project you have to be receiving my newsletters.  If you haven’t already, then be sure to click the link in the right side bar for ‘NEWSLETTER SIGN UP’.

Have a Happy WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!!!!

Jenny

SWEET HOME HOUSEWARMING!

I have a special card to share with you today. My niece and her partner recently bought their first home.  It is a very big deal and I wanted to make a card to share in their excitement.  The pressure was on though as my niece makes cards and comes to my classes.  Here is the card I made for them.

When I was going through my stamps I realised I didn’t have a lot for housewarming cards.  They are not cards you make too often but I came across the Sweet Home set and the Home Sweet Home  Thinlits.  I thought they would work well.  The colours are Old Olive, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  The card layout was using the card sketch from CASE THIS SKETCH #193.

The paper I used was from the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  This paper doesn’t have to be used just for Christmas.  It has some great prints either Black and White or the Old Olive.  It really doesn’t do it justice in the catalogue. (p 12 Holiday Catalogue). When I sat the house on to the paper I thought it was a little plain so I added a Vellum circle and some loops of the Silver Thread. This was a fun card to put together. 

My niece really loved it.  It passed the test I think. 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS WREATH!

It’s been a little crazy this week with so much stuff going on outside stamping.  My daughter’s assessments, her birthday and then getting her licence today in addition to spending half the day chasing up a phone cable and then getting ready for the Craft Show this weekend.  It has all been happening here.  BUT it’s Thursday and time for a card to share with you. You don’t need to know all my personal dramas. 🙂

I made this card a couple of months ago with the lovely Happy Birthday Gorgeous set and of course Berry Burst.  I thought you  might like to see it.  This was inspired by a card on Pinterest.

The Berry Burst card mat was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing folder and then adhered to the Berry Burst card base.

To create the wreath, trace around one of your Circle Framelits with a pencil on your card and use that as a guide to stamp  your leaves.  Being clear stamps it makes it so easy to see. I have used Pear Pizzazz on this one.  Then I filled it in with some Berry Burst flowers and filled them in with the Powder Pink solid shape.  I think I could add a few more individual flowers raised up on the wreath.  I will try that later.  Stamp your sentiment in the centre of your circle.

I added a strip of Silver Glimmer paper behind the white card at the top and added some banners at the bottom.  One was from Silver Glimmer Paper and the other 2 are from the Color Theory Paper Stack. This is a great way of using those little scraps.

One must add a few Rhinestones to finish. 🙂

Thanks for visiting.  I think next week will be a little quieter.  I am keen to play with some new Christmas stamps.  I haven’t even had a chance to do that.  Stay tuned.

Jenny

 

CELEBRATING 9 YEARS WITH STAMPIN’ UP!

9 years ago today I joined Stampin’ Up! I really can’t believe it!

I thought I would share my journey in discovering Stampin’  Up! all those years ago.  I hope you don’t mind.

I remember that first workshop I went to. All I knew of stamping was messy kids stamps but I went because I was just starting to make cards. Well! I was so impressed! It was all so beautiful, the colours, the stamps, oh! and the heat embossing. So magic! I was hooked.

I remembered feeling so overwhelmed though. Where do you start? So I bought the stamp set we used Seeing Spots and some card and ink. When I got it though I had no idea what to do. It sat for a while on my desk. There was no Pinterest then and I didn’t know about Google searching. I was not tech savvy to search too much for that.

I eventually had a go with the products – with interesting results.  Today in celebration I thought I would share my cards with you. I think we know each other well enough now for me to put myself out there and to give you a little chuckle.

Aren’t they lovely?? 😜

I used my Seeing Spots set. The white card has the spots heat embossed I think. I added a few little extra embellishments that I had. Haha! I think I have improved over the time. I hope so anyway??

It took 18 months before I actually joined Stampin’ Up! though after that first workshop. My husband was diagnosed with Cancer and life changed. Thankfully after treatment he made a full recovery.  Then I joined Stampin’  Up! and began my creative journey.  I have met some amazing people along the way and many have become good friends. I love that Stampin’  Up! has brought us together whether they are fellow demonstrators or customers.  Also I love that I have made friends near and far.  I think I now have friends in nearly every continent of the world.  How exciting and richer my life has become.

I started this blog not long after I joined. I had no idea of blogging  but I wanted to share my journey with stamps and ink, hence why I called this blog “a stamping journey”.

So THANK YOU for sharing in my journey. I hope I have inspired you along the way. I look forward to sharing many more projects with you in the future.

To another year of stamping. 🙂

Jenny

If you would like to make your own journey with Stampin’ Up! Then ask me more. I have a growing team and love supporting you whether you are a hobby demonstrator for the discount or to share your own journey in classes and workshop.  If you want to know more then you can head to my Join my Stampin’ Up! Team page HERE and look at ’10 reasons why you need to be a part of the Stampin’  Up! family’  – Jenny 

 

 

A SPECIAL CARD IN A BOX!

I know we’re in the midst of the all the excitement with the new catalogue but I just have to share this project.  I know it is using retired products now but I thought you might still like to see it.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a special baby card for her new grandchild.  At that time she didn’t know what the gender was and requested it to be Teal Green in colour with splashes of red. I knew the family as well so I wanted it to be pretty special.  I recreated a card in a box that I made some time ago.  You can see that original project HERE. That card in a box has been repinned 3.3K times on Pinterest so I thought it might just be “good enough”. 🙂

The only paper I had to match the Bermuda Bay card was this retired paper.  I can’t even remember the name of it.  I just found a few scraps of it in my retired paper box. Lucky!!!

I dug out my ‘Something For Baby’ set too from my retired box.  That was lucky too as I don’t have any new baby stamps as yet.

So enough of the chatter.  Here it is.

I used Watermelon Wonder which matched. (Grabbed that out of the retired box too!).

I realised I didn’t get a photo of the left side flap.  That had little booties in Crushed Curry and I tied teeny, tiny bows in White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment is from ‘Baby Bear’ – yes! That is current! I probably could have used that but Baby Bear was a bit big for the box.

Well it was very well received and I can tell you that baby Phoebe arrived safely last week.  She is very gorgeous and they were all delighted and fascinated in the card.  It can be displayed on the shelf in the nursery for some time to come.

Thanks for indulging me.  Back to current products in next post.

Jenny

SOME SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas??  We received some lovely cards over Christmas both store-bought and hand-made.  I like both let me say. 🙂 I thought I would show you the hand-made cards as it is all about sharing here.  There were some beautiful cards from family and friends.  Maybe they will inspire you.

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Thanks for those of you who have sent us cards.

Enjoy the rest of the festive season and the New Year celebrations but please keep safe.

Jenny