WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – WHO KNEW YOU COULD EMBOSS WITH WATER!

I have been heat embossing today.   I always love heat embossing.  It’s what first drew me in to stamping.  I love the magic as the powder melts and sets.

I came across this video today from Stampin’ Up!.  I was so surprised that you can actually use water when you heat emboss.  It looks so cool! You will have to check the video out.  There are some other cool tips in the video too so be sure to watch it.

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – HEAT EMBOSSING WITH A DIFFERENCE.

Now when I spill water on my card I can just heat emboss them right!   🙂 🙂 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these tips. I thought they were so cool and I just had to share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Why not drop a comment and tell me what you think of these videos I am sharing and maybe some suggestions of what you would like to see.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #7 – I’M EXCITED TO SHOW YOU THESE!

I have something exciting to share with you today for WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #7.  I was going to hold off for a couple of weeks before I shared it …but I can’t wait!!!

There is something new coming to Stampin’ Up! and Demonstrators can now buy them.  I received them yesterday and unpacked them.  So I had to take a video as I unveiled them.  So today we meet the Stampin’ Blends. 

In the video I said I used paper but it was actually Whisper White cardstock.  Just remember to use Memento Black ink when using these markers as they are alcohol based markers. Also, to have some scrap paper underneath your work as the ink does bleed through to the back but that’s ok.

I was very impressed with them when I played with them – and kind of excited if you could gather that. At the moment there is no official date for them to be available for customers.  So you will need to sit tight and wait.  I will let you know when I know.   As demonstrators we can order them until October 15th.  Just a tip:  If you are impatient to wait, then you can get them as part of your kit when you join the family until October 15.  Something to think about… Ask me for more info.

I hope you enjoyed this WATCH IT WEDNESDAY episode.  I have been playing around with them this afternoon so hopefully I will actually show you some finished  projects soon.

Have a great day.

Jenny

 

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #6 – CHECK OUT THAT PAPER!

I am really excited about today’s video.  I was thinking about putting together a video showing the beautiful papers in the catalogue since we have that awesome special on this month.  I don’t think the catalogue shows off what beautiful papers they are.  BUT I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! and I thought you would love this so much more.  Check out these papers! Really they are just gorgeous and all these ones are on special this month for the Buy 3, get one Free!  How cool!

Watch the video!

What do you think??  How lovely are they and this showcases them so well.

I have been playing around with some of the papers recently.  I will be sharing them to you over the next couple of weeks but here is sneak peek for you.

These cards use the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP that you saw in the video.  This uses the Angle cut for the papers.  I will tell you more about that when I blog about these in the next day or two so stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting.  I do hope you enjoyed this one as I much as I did.  I was just so excited seeing all the beautiful prints.

Until next time,

Jenny

** Grab your Free pack of Designer Series Paper when you purchase 3 packs.  What will you choose? There are these and so many more.  See the previous post to see the details.

 

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #5 – BLENDER PENS VS AQUAPAINTER!

Welcome to Watch It Wednesday #5 edition.  I have been playing a little with watercolouring lately.  (still much to learn!).  I have had a few questions from customers asking what the difference is between the Blender Pens and the Aquapainters.  I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! so thought I would share it with you.  Perhaps it will help you too with your watercolouring.  Don’t miss the fun tip at the end.

NB: If you receive this blog post update via your email the video link may not show up.  Just click on the blog post title in your email and it should take you to the blog post and you can view it there.

What did you think??  I liked the tip with the Reinkers.  Must try that sometime.  I think the effect looks great.

What do you prefer to use when you are watercolouring?  I prefer the Aquapainter but it also can depend on what you want to colour and how you want it to look.  The Aquapainter gives a lighter, washed look whereas the Blender Pen gives more a look of colouring with Markers.

Just a note too:  In the video she stamped with Stazon.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry Stazon any longer.  You could use the Black Archival ink pad. Be sure to let that dry a bit or give it a blast with the Heat Tool. Also, she suggested stamping on Watercolour Paper.  That is very important to stop pilling but you can also use the White Shimmer paper or even the Thick Whisper White if there is not too much water used.  I mostly use the White Shimmer paper.

The Aquapainters and the Blender Pens are available in my store now for your watercolouring.  The Aquapainters are $20 for 2 available HERE.  The Blender Pens come 3 per pack and they are dual ended (even more value).  They are $21 available HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by today for this week’s edition of Watch It Wednesday.  If there is something particular you would like to know about or to see a video of then drop me a comment and I will see how I go.

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #4 – TYING THOSE PESKY BOWS!

#4 WATCH IT WEDNESDAY is all about tying those bows.  If you come to my classes you can hear the groans every time I say we have a bow! 🙂 🙂

If you are groaning at the mere mention of tying bows yourself then never fear. I have put together a short video to show you how I tie my bows. I hope it is helpful.

NB: I am just starting out on this video venture so be patient with me.  I do appreciate your feedback though (good or bad) and hope that I can share more videos with you with a little more practice. 🙂

TYING BOWS THE EASY WAY!

Did you find that helpful??  Yes / No / Maybe / Perhaps stop this video gig before you get started???  😉

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

 

 

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #3 – WHEN YOU WANT TO STAMP A NUMBER OF IMAGES TOGETHER!

Do you want to stamp a number of images together so they overlap but you end up with them all messing up together.  Try Masking the images.

In this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY you will see: How to mask your images to create scenes.

While in this video they have used the Stampin’ Up! set Sitting Here you could use this technique for many other stamp sets.  It’s especially great with flower images to create a colourful garden.

The Masking technique might be something you have been aware of for some time, but if you like me you tend to forget these simple ideas.  That’s why I thought I would share this with you today.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #2

I think many people liked the idea of Watch It Wednesday when it launched last week.  Thanks everyone for your comments and messages.  Each Wednesday I am planning to bring you a video on a fun new project, or product help.

We are back for Watch It Wednesday with #2.  Today I have 2 videos for you.

Since the 2017 Holiday Catalogue has just gone live I thought I would bring you a fun video of one of the Bundles in the Catalogue.  This is the Ready For Christmas Bundle – and you just have to love Bonnie from Stampin’ Up!.  She is so gorgeous. 🙂

What do you think of this Bundle?  That little Dachshund is so cute.  I like that you can see how all the little pieces can go together.  Even thinking out of the box (Carrot???) 😉

This next video is a great one by Stampin’ Up! to see many of the products in the Holiday Catalogue.  I love how they have been putting these videos together recently for the catalogues. I would imagine they would take some time though.

I hope you liked them. Thanks for stopping by today,

Visit again soon,

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY STARTS TODAY!

Starting today I have a new segment on my blog:  Watch It Wednesday!

Each Wednesday I am going to bring you a video.  It might be of a cool stamping technique, a new card or helpful tips on Stampin’ Up! Products.  They might be from Stampin’ Up! or myself or ones I have seen on my blog travels that I thought I would share with you.  So watch out each Wednesday.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any.  You can find the link in the right side bar.

Today’s first edition of Watch It Wednesday.

I have been having a play with watercolouring lately And I have to say I am not all that great.  I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! which I found helpful.  Check out the video below on watercolouring. (NB: If you receive these blog updates via email you may need to click on the blog title and go directly to my blog to view it). 🙂

 

 

What do you think?? What that helpful?

Join me again next week for Watch it Wednesday,

Jenny

STARLIGHT EMBOSS RESIST CARD!

This is the 2nd project from my Christmas in July Online event that I thought I would share with you.

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique.  Heat embossing itself is such a magical technique but add the ink to it and you get a WOW! effect – I think anyway.

Here is the card. I have used the Star of Light Stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits. I have a video below for you to check it out yourself.

Thanks for visiting and checking it out.  Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you get regular updates as I start venturing in to this world.  I would appreciate your feedback too for this Youtube novice. 🙂

Jenny

STARLIGHT CHRISTMAS HANGER!

Last night I had my Online Christmas in July class.  You might have seen it advertised.  I thought I would show you the projects.  I won’t normally do that but I thought since I am celebrating Christmas in July this month – why not!!

In both projects I used the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits.  This first project is a Christmas Hanger that you could maybe hang from a window or in the house somewhere, even in the tree!  I have the photos and I have added a video further below. Go and check it out!

Here are a few close-ups for you to see.

Isn’t this saying beautiful.

This is the back of the sentiment.  It’s good to have things on the back for when it spins around.

Just to show you how I attached the ribbon.  I added some Fast Fuse Adhesive to the back of the star.  Then looped over some Gold Taffeta Ribbon and stuck that down to it.

Add the Fast Fuse to the back of each star.  You can loop around some Gold Thread and stick that down too.

If you would like to see this more close-up check the video out.

I think some different colour variations are in order.

I will post the other project tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny