WEDNESDAY WOW! #15

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,

Jenny

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WHAT’S NEW FOR SALE-A-BRATION!

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.

SALE-A-BRATION UPDATE

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

HOW?

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.

Jenny

Need some stamping supplies?

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

A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH THE EPIC CELEBRATIONS SET!

I was going to share these cards with you as part of a Bloghop tonight BUT I was too busy making the cards and fussing around with other things that when I came to register for the Bloghop I found that it was full already.  That’s a bit disappointing. 😦  It doesn’t matter big time really I guess.  I can still share them with you.  I hope that you like them.

The theme for the Bloghop was colouring.  Stampin’ Up! have a great number of choices for colouring with the Inkpads, markers, Blends, Watercolour Pencils and now the Brusho Crystals.  So many choices what should I do?? I am no way an expert in colouring but I have been trying my hand at it a bit recently.  I decided in the end to go with the Stampin’ Blends.

I used a technique you might have seen around a bit.  The Black Magic technique.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.  It’s colouring over White heat embossed images.  You can use pencils or the markers.

STEPS TO  CREATE YOUR BLACK MAGIC CARDS

Of course you can use a multiple of colours for your images but I thought for this particular image one colour worked better.  I made a set of cards in 4 different colours.

To create it:

1. First stamp your image on black card in versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to help reduce the little stray specks. 🙂

2. Allow to cool slightly and then colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I went over the image twice to intensify the colours.

3. I coloured some of the White Organza Ribbon with the Stampin’ Blends to match and layered it on a strip of the Silver Foil. The sentiment was stamped on the coloured card and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that was raised up with Dimensionals. 

4. The black card was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil.  TIP: cut the centre from the foil so you can use it for something else.  It is only getting hidden after all.  Before you adhere this piece to your card base stamp your card base with the “earphone” image in the set in the same colour as the card.

This Epic Celebrations set is one of the free choices for  Sale-A-Bration.  Have you got your set yet?  It’s great for the young teen cards.

So I hope you like this “epic” set.  Thanks for stopping by.

I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned.

Have a good night,

Jenny

 

 

 

THERE IS “LOTS TO LOVE” ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

I showed you in yesterday’s post the cute Flip Top Treat Box using the Lots To Love Box Framelits.  Here it is if you missed it but you can jump back to the last post though too and see more of it and the instructions.

        

This is actually a cute little Framelit set but there were parts that I wasn’t sure what they were used for.  Like those little tiny arch shaped dies down at the bottom of the image below???

I found this video from Stampin’ Up! explaining the pieces and showing some great projects.  I thought for my Wednesday WOW! #14 this week we will take a look at this set.  Very timely today being Valentine’s Day right. ❤  It does work well with the matching Sure Do Love You stamp set too.

That explains everything!

You can grab the Framelits in my store now -> HERE $57 AUS or grab the bundle and use them together.  Clear mount stamp set is $84.50 AUS  See that -> HERE.

Aren’t these projects pretty? These are from the current Occasions Catalogue and shows how gorgeous the products are especially with the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper. SO much prettiness!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Always nice of you to drop by whether you are from near or far.  I hope your day has been a great one.

Until next time.

Jenny x

 

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BRUSHOS THIS WEEKEND + GET15% OFF!

It’s coming this weekend.  It’s a Brusho Crystals Long Weekend and I am inviting you to be my guest.

I have been busy experimenting, preparing, creating and videoing ready for you. I have 2 face-to-face classes happening tomorrow and Saturday but I have some projects to share with you too. It all starts on my blog here tomorrow so be sure to stop by.  If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog to get updates then click on the link in the right hand bar so you won’t miss out on the updates.

So what do I have in store?

I have 3 projects to share with you including some videos of different ways to use the Brusho Crystal Colours. The projects I share will be different to the ones I am doing in the classes but they will be special.

In addition, I have a special on the Brushos for Australian residents only. (sorry folks!).

**Receive 15% off the price. RRP is $52    Take  off $7.80    Weekend price = $44.20 (+S&H).  This is for Australian residents only.  Special not available in store.  Contact me directly.  Includes an information sheet on using your Brusho Crystal Colours.  Offer ends 8pm Sunday 11th Feb.**

So stop by tomorrow for our first project.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #13 – HEARTFELT BLOOMS!

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,

Jenny

BRUSHO FUN IN CLASS THIS WEEK!

I have been having lots of fun playing with the Brusho Crystal Colours lately.  I will show you some of the projects over the next week or 2 but today I want to tell you about this week’s class for the local Peeps.  And I have a special offer for the Brushos this week whether you come to the class or not.

BRUSHO MAGIC CLASS

The Brusho Crystal Colours are magical to work with.  Just add water and you have incredible backgrounds and colours.

This weekend’s class we will be creating magic.  These are the 2 cards we will make.

Along with these 2 fun cards we are making we will try out a few more ways to use them.
All materials included.  Bring your own scissors and adhesives.

Friday 9th February 10am
OR
Saturday 10th February 2pm. 
WHERE: East Corrimal.  (address given when you reply).
COST: $15
RSVP: Wednesday 7th February.

BRUSHOS WEEKEND SPECIAL.

For next weekend only (available if you come to the class or not) Receive 15% off the price. RRP is $52    Take  off $7.80    Weekend price = $44.20 (+S&H).  This is for Australian residents only.  Special not available in store.  Contact me directly.  

Places are limited for class so let me know ASAP.

Have a great week,

Jenny

WHAT IS STAMPIN’ UP! ABOUT THEN??

 

(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.

BLOG GIVEAWAY

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?

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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.

Jenny

 

 

PAPER AND RIBBON SHARE TASTER!

With a new catalogue there is always gorgeous new paper and ribbon, and this Occasions Catalogue is no exception.  Just beautiful!!

I have put together a little Taster of a Ribbon and Paper Share that you can join in with.  It’s a great way to get some of that gorgeousness without buying a whole roll or a whole pack.

Here are the details.

RIBBON SHARE

(A)

  • Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon  (1cm) p13              2.2m   $3.20
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon  (6.4mm)   p23         2.2m   $2.60
  • Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon (1cm) p 29   2.2m   $3.70

TOTAL                                                                                    $9.50

 

 OR

(B)

  • Includes ribbon share (A) above                                                   $9.50
  • + Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon  (1cm) p43        2.2m          $3.70

TOTAL                                                                                        $13.20

Add the extra Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon in Option B.

 

PAPER SHARE

  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper  p13       12 each of 6”x6”
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper  p23                     12 each of 6”x6”
  • Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper  p37                              6 each of 6”x6”

(Iridescent, Light Green, Turquoise – 2 of each)

TOTAL               30 @ 6”x6” squares          $17.35

                   

Aren’t they all gorgeous?? 

If you want to take part in a share, drop me a comment or email me ASAP.  Prices don’t include postage on to you.  Australian Residents Only.   

Pick both Ribbon and Paper share and receive a bonus gift.         

Jenny                                                                                               

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – IT’S A LOVE THEME!

We are back with the Stampin’  Dreams Blog Hops for 2018.  We start off the year with a Love theme.  You might have come from the super, talented Juana’s Blog or starting here with me.  Either way, enjoy the Hop.

I don’t do a lot of  “lovey dovey” stuff and don’t usually do anything for Valentine’s Day but lately I have had to do a lot of wedding and engagement cards so maybe this Hop would be a good one for me. 🙂

For my project I have created a “love” Panel card and Gift Card Holder.  

I just received the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which is a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  I noticed in the pack this sheet with the circled hearts in Calypso Coral so I thought I would use that.  It looked pretty cool! The Panel card idea was inspired by a card from a recent papercrafts Magazine.  I thought it was a little bit different to the standard card.

Here is a closer view of it.  The middle section of the base card is cut off and a separate card mat adhered to the front.  I will give you details to make your own further below.

I added the hearts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in Calypso Coral and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  It needed something else when I had finished so I added a little bow with the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon.

The Gift Card holder is created with the Envelope Punch Board with the Gift Card size and scoring instructions on the board (the first one listed).  I added a strip of the Designer Series paper around it.  Just a note on that:  As the card holder is made in card it is a little thicker so the flap can’t tuck in to the envelope without  squishing it.  So I just left it open.   The “for you” is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

CREATE YOUR OWN PANEL CARD.

– Cut a standard size Card base.  From the front panel cut a piece off the front at 3cm (1 1/4″) down from the front score line.  On the piece you cut off, cut a piece off that at 3cm (1 1/4″).  **NB: For Imperial do check the measurements.  Basically you are cutting off a section down from the top of the fold line and then cutting a piece of that cut off section the same measurements.  You can vary the measurements to however you like.

– Make the panel piece the size you like.  This piece, the Calypso Coral mat measures 8cm x 12.3cm (3 1/8″ x 4 7/8″).  The Designer Series Paper piece is just slightly smaller.

– To assemble the card.  Lay down the White card strip that you cut off previously.  Line it up with the bottom edge of the back of the card base.  Adhere the panel on to the top and bottom edge pieces remembering to only place adhesive at the top and bottom at the back of the card mat for the panel.  I hope that makes sense. 🙂


NOW CONTINUE TO HOP

Now you can continue on your way around the Blog Hop to see the other “Love” projects.   Head on your way to Alejandra’s Blog -> HERE.  (I can’t add the list of participants on my hop as I have a WordPress blog but you shouldn’t get lost, just keep following the links on other blog posts).

Enjoy,

Jenny