These 3 months have flown by so quickly and Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end! I can’t believe it.  This week’s class we will be giving one last love to some of the products.

Come and Celebrate Sale-A-Bration.

If you are a Wollongong local come and join in.  Can’t make it because of time or distance?  Order the kit for $15 (stamped images not included).

We will be making 2 cards and a small slider gift box.  (Thanks for some amazing demonstrators for the inspiration for these). You can choose Pool Party or Flirty Flamingo (pink).  Advise me the colour when booking.

Here are the details.

WHEN: Friday 23rd March at 10am or 7pm

COST: $15   (advise me of colour choice either Pool Party or Flirty Flamingo).
             Plus an additional $5 if using my adhesives.
             NB: eggs aren’t included.

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Wednesday 21st March.

I look forward to seeing you there.




Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! we are looking at the Happy Wishes set in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  I have to say I haven’t really paid much attention to this set but I think it might be one of those hidden gems.  I didn’t realise just how versatile it is.  There are so many different sentiments in the set and you can layer them together before and after the main word or just have one of the 2 main words which are pretty in themselves with the flowery swirls.  So since I didn’t pay much attention to it I thought you might not have either.  So here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing it. Take a quick look at it.

The cards look pretty with some simple colouring and a few of the sentiments.

Here are 2 of the cards shown in the video.  These ones are fancy with the Textured Embossing Paste.

This is the stamp set.  So many sentiments. How could you use them?

This set is available Free with a qualifying orders from $180.  So be sure to grab it very soon.  There is only 2 weeks left for Sale-A-Bration so be quick.

Have a great day,



As if Sale-A-Bration isn’t exciting enough but Stampin’ Up! keep on giving!  Just announced: Stampin’ Up! have released some new choices for Sale-A-Bration AND they are catalogue products.  Check them out.

As already for Sale-A-Bration there are 2 levels of products.  Level 1 is for orders from $90 (green circle choices).  Level 2 are orders from $180 (orange circle choices).  I know the products aren’t too clear in this image but you can see them in the catalogue.

So have you stocked up on your cardstock and ink?  What about the reinkers for the retiring incolors?  Throw in some adhesive and you are at least at $90 before you get to stamps and dies.  As a bonus you choose something for Free!

In Australia?  Head to my store -> HERE now.  Go shopping and then choose your Sale-A-Bration item.  If you want to choose one of the above items you will need to use the item numbers on the image above.  As they are a little hard to see, drop me a message or comment to ask me.

If shopping online Please use the HOST CODE:   UUDCYQDV 


You can contact me directly to place your order.

Thanks for shopping with me,



I have just received the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is a new Sale-A-Bration choice.  I had a little colour with it on the weekend.

Here is a quick HOW-TO.

Emboss the Whisper White card with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Stamp the basket from the set in Memento Black on Thick Whisper White and colour with the Stampin’ Blends.  Cut the basket out with scissors (sorry no framelits for this one).  Just a tip to cut inside the handle: snip the handle just at the flowers on the right hand side.  Then cut the white section on the inside of the handle.  Then add a tiny dab of Multipurpose adhesive just behind the flowers and adhere the handle back in place.  No one will even know but it makes cutting so much easier.   Stamp the little tag and the butterfly as well and colour those with the Stampin’ Blends also.

Cut a circle from Pink Pirouette card using one of the largest circles from the Layering Circle Framelits.  Run the piece through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  

Stamp the sentiment from You’re Inspiring Set on crumb Cake card.  Punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  Punch another banner out in Pink Pirouette.  Cut the pink banner in half and adhere these to the back of the Crumb Cake one with the ends of the pink extending past the Crumb Cake banner.

To assemble the card:  Wrap around some White Organza Ribbon around the white card.  Adhere to a Crumb Cake base.  Raise up the Pink Pirouette Circle off the white card and raise up the Basket off the circle.  Raise up the Sentiment banner down the bottom.

I coloured over the flowers and the butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen although I didn’t take a close up of the flowers.  It is very sparkly though.


This is a really lovely stamp set and very easy to colour especially with the Blends.  This Bundle is one of the free choices for Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order over $180.  There is just over 2 weeks left so you don’t want to leave this too long if you want to grab the Bundle.

See it in my store -> HERE now.  You can order from there too and be sure to check off your Sale-A-Bration choice before you finish your order.

Thanks for looking.




You have probably seen the new release Sale-A-Bration items especially the Blooming Basket Bundle.  I have just received this bundle so I was interested to see what can be done with it.  I thought I would focus on this bundle for Wednesday’s WOW! today.

I came across this video from Stampin’  Up! that highlights this set and shows some gorgeous ways to colour it.  I will share the cards featured in it further below.

Isn’t this colouring gorgeous???

How do you feel about cutting around the basket?  Just a tip in cutting the handle:  If you snip the handle down near the flowers on one side it is much easier to cut inside the handle area.  Then when you adhere it down you can tuck the handle back behind the handle and no one will even know.  Saves so much aggravation. 🙂


How clever is this idea in the card below?  Snip the flowers and leaves off the basket and add them to the card in a different way.  Gorgeous!!!

Now I am excited to play with this bundle.  Stay tuned to see what I get to do.


You can grab this bundle FREE as a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choice.   Which means for orders from $180 AUS you can pick up the stamp set and the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Do you still need to stock up on card and ink?  Head to my store -> HERE, shop away and then remember to select your Sale-A-Bration choice. 

Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH


I thought I would show you the mini Thank you cards I made for my customers last month using the Lots of Lavender set available for Sale-A-Bration.

I have to say, in my hurry to get them out I missed stamping the “thanks” on the front.  Silly me! 🙂 I had the stamp set on my desk too.  Never mind!  I wrote inside to say Thanks to them and that I appreciate their order.  I like to send little notes like these often.  They don’t need to be big standard size cards.  For these I used the Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes in the Occasions Catalogue.

The Lots Of Lavender set is a great 2 step stamp set.  Some of the time (well most of the time) I don’t feel like colouring, so you can stamp the outline and then fill in the image with another stamp.  I used 2 colour variations.  One on the left – Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  On the right (Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant).  The leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi.  I went over the lines of the leaves with the Wild Wasabi marker.  The stems were coloured with the Old Olive marker.  I added a little bow with the Linen Thread and attached it with a Glue Dot.

This is the Lots of Lavender set if you hadn’t noticed it in the Occasions Catalogue.  It’s great for quick cards.  This set is one of the free choices available for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.  

Thanks for visiting my little corner of Blogland.  I do appreciate each one of you.  I wish I could send a Thank You card to each and everyone of you. xx



You can order online now -> HERE and grab your Lots of Lavender set (or one of the other free choices) OR contact me directly.


I mentioned last post of 3 gorgeous new products for the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration.  I showed the beautiful Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have more to share with that paper don’t you worry.  Today though let’s talk about these lovely products.  Also, just a reminder of what Sale-A-Bration is all about.


1) Eclectic Expressions – a fun stamp set with spots, dashes and other shapes along with “Happy Birthday” and “Thank you”.  Available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $90.

2) Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Just Gorgeous! 12 sheets of 12″x12″ paper.  3 each of 4 designs with Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Copper embossed patterns.  Available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $90.

If you missed the post yesterday about colouring this beautiful paper then be sure to jump back a post.  Stay tuned for more projects though with this paper.

3) The gorgeous Blossoming Basket Bundle.  With a beautiful stamp set the Blossoming Basket and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  This bundle is available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $180.

What do you like the look of?  It really is hard to choose though isn’t it.

You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices -> HERE.


Just a reminder of what Sale-A-Bration is if you are unsure.  It runs until 31st March and you get the Free products.  


With every qualifying order (either $90 or $180) you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration choices.  
See them all -> HERE.

Step 1: Pick a Date.
Step 2: Invite your friends for a fun time out creating.
Step 3: If you like, choose your projects or theme.
Step 4: Let’s stamp.

It’s that easy!  And if people choose to order and orders are over $400 you can an extra $40 to spend on free products.  Let’s make a date.

If you love the products and love Free stuff this is for you!  Pay $169 for $235 of products of your choice (save $66),  Plus choose an additional 2 free stamp sets up to $174. (Bonus!).  Plus there is no shipping. (saving again).

So $240 of free products PLUS save on shipping.

Come and join me on my JEN’s INK team whether you just want the free stuff, you want the discount each time or you want to share stamping with others.  Either way it’s a WIN!
Ask me if you have any questions or I can send you an Information Pack. (For Australian residents only)

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope your weekend has been great.  Until next time.


Need some stamping supplies?

You can order online directly in my store -> HERE. Australian residents only.   This week’s Host Code: 6NRCJVMT
Order by emailing me directly.


Watch It Wednesday’s and Wednesday’s WOW! are back for 2018.  I have decided to combine them both in to Wednesday’s WOW! Each Wednesday I will bring you a stamping WOW! It might be a video, a tip, a product that has caught my attention or a special project.  I hope you enjoy these episodes.  You never know what I might uncover.

Today we have Wednesday WOW! #13. 

Do you find sometimes you go through a catalogue and see a stamp or maybe a die set and think Mmm? Maybe? But it doesn’t really do it for you.  I found that with the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms.  Another flower set and the flowers weren’t all that exciting.  What do you do with a stamp like that??? 

Well! I have been watching this little sleeper over the last few weeks and I have to say I am quite surprised with what this stamp can do.  Firstly, this stamp is a different type of stamp.  It is a “distinktive” stamp.  Meaning that the stamp lays down the ink at different opacities.  So you get different depths of colour.  It gives a Photographic finish.  Clever!

Stampin’ Up! have recently released a Youtube video highlighting this stamp.  I was impressed.  I thought I would share it with you if you hadn’t noticed it.

What do you think of this stamp?  I would love to see some of your cards using this set.  Why not email them to me and I might just share them here. (I might event send out a random prize of some handmade cards).  I have just got this set so I look forward to playing with it.

There are so many different ways that people have used this set.  Some people have coloured it with pencils, or with ink and daubers.  They have cut and layered the flowers.  If you want some inspiration, I have put together a Pinterest Board with this set.  Head on over -> HERE to see them.

Now this stamp is a Free one.  Really! Grab this as one of your Free Sale-A-Bration choices when your order reaches $90 AUS.  Available in Wood and Clear Mount. See it in store now -> HERE.

Have a great day,



OK, I promise this will be the last Party Pandas card for a little while.  I’m sorry.  I really love these guys.  I wanted to show you this card and then I will move on.

The stamped pandas were left overs with trying to get my Peekaboo Panda card right.  You can see that card if you head back 2 posts.  Not wanting to waste them I cut the white stamped card down.  Layered it on a Silver Glimmer Paper scalloped Square mat.  This was cut with the Layering Square Framelits.  The Old Olive card was embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  The paper strip is from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  The sentiment is punched with the Duet Banner Punch.  I wasn’t completely happy with how the sentiment looked but hey! I am trying not to dwell on things too much.  What do you think about it?

I hope you can get some Panda Action.  Don’t forget they are a free choice during Sale-A-Bration.

Have an awesome weekend.  I hope you get in some creating time for you.



Sale-A-Bration is well under way now.  Have you seen all the gorgeous projects around?  I thought I would give you a few updates – and show you some more Pandas. Make sure you read further below. 🙂

Sale-A-Bration runs until March 31st and it is all about you getting Free products.  Who doesn’t want free Stampin’ Up! products.  

How does it all work then?  Whether you Shop, Host or Join – You can get some Free products.

TO SHOP: Every $90 order select a Free product from the Sale-A-Bration choices. (also available this year special choices for $180 orders).  There are some lovely choices.  It will be a hard decision I tell  you.

TO PARTY: Who loves to party??  Especially a stamping party.

Receive an additional $40 for parties over $400. Get some friends together now for your own private stamping event.  Contact me before January 16th to book your exclusive event and receive a special gift to say THANKS an additional $10 to spend.

TO JOIN: This is for those of you who love it all and have a long wish list.  Is that you??  For $169 you will receive $235 of products PLUS an additional TWO Free stamp sets up to the value of $174.  Plus you don’t pay shipping.  AWESOME VALUE!! That’s $240 of free products.  Crazy!!!   AND any orders you add later you will get a minimum 20% off.  More savings!

Do you feel it is a bit scary to commit though? 

Just a couple of notes that might put your mind at ease.  

– No, you don’t have to join up forever.  You can leave at anytime. 

– No, you don’t have to do parties/classes/sell.  Enjoy all the discount for yourself.  But it’s crazy not to share what you love.  That’s OK though. 

– No, if you leave you are not penalized and you don’t have to give everything back.

– No, you are not on your own.  I am here to help you discover your creativity and encourage you in any way you like.  Plus, Stampin’ Up! provide lots of resources to help you along the way. 

Ask me for more information.


I showed the Peekaboo Pandas in last post.  Let me say first, they have had a huge response over on Pinterest.  Lots seems to love those cute guys.  As I was making that card I was lining up the inside pandas in the wrong place.  I didn’t want to waste them as they were still OK.  Just not for the projects I was making.  So I have made up a couple more cards.  I will show you this one and then stop by again next post and I will show you the other one.

I coloured the balloon and the envelope with the Stampin’ Blends and the hat was coloured with the Stampin’ Write markers.  

I added some Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon and the sentiment was stamped on Daffodil Delight and punched with the Classic Label Punch and also punched in Calypso Coral and Basic Black card and layered together.  Haha! I think it is the cute expressions on these guys that melt the heart do you think?

Enough from me today.  Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy the rest of your day.