So I have done it! I have finally made a Facebook group just for you.  Of course you can see my projects I share with you here but why not join me in my own little group where I will not only share what I am up to BUT I hope to inspire you and encourage you in your own crafting.  I will keep you up to date with all the Stampin’ Up! news and it can be a great place to ask questions and share ideas.

Do you want to know the most exciting part?

You can join in ‘Share a Card Sunday’ where it’s your turn to shine. Sundays is the day for you to share your own creations and get cheered along by everyone there.  It is a positive group so don’t be shy.  Occasionally we will have giveaways too.

So come and join in the fun.  Head to my Facebook group -> HERE and ask to join.  

I look forward to welcoming you there.




OK.  I have another Waterfront card for you.  Are you sick of seeing these cards yet? Sorry about that.  Tomorrow is the last one for a while.

Today though I have a Lake scene stamped with this stamp set.  It might be your typical scene with it.  I was trying to recreate this scene from one of my favourite places in the world – Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia.  It didn’t quite look as I wanted to but I like the card anyway.

This is the scene and then I will show you my card.  You be the judge. 🙂  I made this early on in my playing with this set so I was still getting a feel for it.


I climbed to the top of that mountain peak in the distance last year.  It was a HUGE effort.  It had been a goal of mine for maybe 18 years.  It holds a special place in my heart.

The trees are a little larger in the forefront but I had to work with what I had. I can see a few changes that I would make now. It doesn’t matter.  It doesn’t have to be exact.  The landscape images are just to inspire us.  Maybe I will have another go at it.

Thanks for your patience this week while sharing these projects.  Last one for the week tomorrow.

Have a great day,


*** You still have time to order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me. Receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH    Thank  You.  🙂


Something different from me this week for Wednesday WOW! #15.

I don’t normally share quotes or things like this on my blog.  When I was thinking of what to post today this came up on my Facebook feed.  I thought it was very apt and maybe you can relate?

Really I didn’t have to go past number 1! I always compare my work to others. Often I feel it isn’t good enough.

What about you? do you compare your work to others.

Anyway, #2 consoled me. Someone, somewhere will love what you do.

I hope that I inspire someone with projects that I share on my blog here.


So hopefully this might encourage you in some way – and remember #5. Sometimes mistakes lead to the greatest masterpieces.

Have a great day,




(If you receive this blog update as an email and you can’t see the image above then please pop over to the actual blog post and check it out).  

I posted the image above on my Facebook Business page last week.  It created a lot of discussion and lots of interesting statements of what people felt Stampin’  Up! is about.  I thought I would share it all here and I would love to hear what you think PLUS I am going to draw someone at random to receive a prize.

Some of the things people on my Facebook page felt Stampin’  Up! was about to them is:

  • Creativity – through stamps, ink, papers, sharing ideas and inspiring each other.
  • Fun.
  • Making a difference in people’s lives.  (Changing lives and enriching lives). This can be through sharing stamping with others and helping them feel excited about it. Also, giving support to them maybe through fundraising or help.
  • Memories – making them during events and get together’s and preserving our memories by scrapbooking them.
  • Relaxing and providing a “time out” for you.
  • Friendships – This was the most popular.  It draws people in to share a common hobby/past-time.  As a result friendships are formed and these can be long-lasting.  For me personally, I have made friends with people from all over the world and I am very thankful for that.  I wouldn’t have “met” them if it wasn’t for Stampin’  Up!


So, can you add anything else?? Why not drop me a comment and tell me your thoughts and what Stampin’  Up! means to you.  Whether you are a Demonstrator or a customer. You might feel the same way as those mentioned above or it might be something else.


I am going to pick a comment at random to win a Prize  It is the Sale-A-Bration set – Heartfelt Blooms. (This is a gorgeous stamp giving a photographic appearance to the image)

This is only for Australian residents only BUT if you are from outside Australia then I will send you 5 handmade cards.

SO, Tell me:  What is Stampin’ Up! about for you?


If you want to know more about actually being in the Stampin’ Up! family, Sale-A-Bration is a great time to.   You get $230 of Free products!!! Is that something that means a lot to you?

Find out more on my Blog Page ->HERE or drop me a comment or email to find out more.  I have room for you to join with me on my JEN’s INK Team.





I had the pleasure of making 2 special 90th Birthday cards the last couple of weeks.  I thought I would show you them.

This first one requested by a friend for a lovely old friend of hers.

I pulled out the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits for it.  The card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  The “90” needed something to lift it so I added a square cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Copper Foil and added a few loops with the Copper Thread. The sentiment is from the Blooms and Wishes set.

This next card I sent to a special lady.  I didn’t know her but I know what a milestone 90 is and I heard she was going to be having a very quiet birthday.  I couldn’t let this special milestone slip by.

I added a piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to a white card base.  Cut a square with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Vellum to sit the silver “90” on.  It’s hard to adhere vellum so I added a couple of dabs with Snail Adhesive under where the numbers would sit. Then sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  

Two special cards for 2 lovely ladies.  I hope they had a lovely celebration in the end.

Have a wonderful week.



It’s a crazy time of year isn’t it??? I feel I have fallen off the rails somewhere.  I need a holiday.  Oh! That’s right, I just got back a week ago from one. :/

Anyway,  you know how you get wedding invites at least 6 weeks before the Big Day.  So you know it is coming up. Haha! Well yes Josh has another wedding to go to today so of course I made a card late yesterday afternoon.  I had literally 15 minutes before I picked up my daughter from work.

Sorry the photo isn’t even great as it was late last night when I took a photo.  I had done a quick search on Pinterest earlier in the day to get ideas so I was inspired by one I saw on there – and it was quick!!  Isn’t that bad for a wedding. 😦

I used the Floral Themes stamp set.  The paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  Who would have thought!  I think it took most of the time to tie the ribbon!

To add to the dramas I had all my clear stamping blocks out in my studio for classes this weekend and I was in too much hurry to go outside and get them.  So I put the stamps on an inkpad to stamp it.  The trouble with that though is you can’t see where you are stamping.  Hehe! It was a bit of a gamble.  That explains the slight angle on the sentiment. 🙂

Later on I added an insert in the card. I added a piece of white copy paper and stamped the sentiment from the Rose Wonder set.  Sorry I didn’t take a photo.  I did relent and go and get a stamping block though.   I also got my Adhesive Pearls which were out in the studio too.  I think that finishes it off.

So a very quick card but my son was happy.

I need to make up a batch of wedding cards.  I say that all the time… He already has 2 invites on the fridge for the New Year.

So there you go.  I hope life isn’t too crazy for you.  I hope to come up for air soon.

Have a great weekend,



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,



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,




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.



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.

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Happy Shopping, 🙂