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

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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

 

 

A SPECIAL SYMPATHY CARD!

I needed to make a Sympathy card last week for a special friend. They are always hard cards to make aren’t they?

For this card I decided to use the Rose Wonder set. It’s always a great set to turn to for special occasions. I did a little search on Pinterest and decided to CASE this card from Brian King. It was simple, elegant and understated.

I didn’t have the type of paper Brian used so chose this paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack.  Not the usual colour for a sympathy but I thought it was OK. A simple flower cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits in white layered on Calypso Coral and a mat of White.

The sentiment is from Rose Wonder set.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a great day and remember to hug the ones you love.

Jenny x

TWO 90TH BIRTHDAY!

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.

Jenny

SILVER GABLE BOXES!

Have you seen the Silver Gable Boxes in the Occasions Catalogue?  These make really quick gift boxes in no time.

I shared in the last post the boxes I made up for the Lucky Door Prize for my launch. Head back to see those.  I made a few more up to show ideas with them.  Let me show you.

Firstly, a simple one with the Hedgehugs set.  Cute!  The paper strip is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  I stamped the hedgehog in Dapper Denim and coloured the centre of the flower with the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  I added a bow with Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon with a glue dot.

Here is another Gable Box.  This time decorated with the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

 

The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms set.  I love the Metallic Edge Berry Burst Ribbon.

Here is another version of the boxes.

This time I cut off the top of the Gable Box. So the handle section along the scored line.  Then created a wrap using the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP.  I added a strip of the Berry Burst cardstock and then tied some Lemon Lime Finely Woven Ribbon.

You can grab the boxes in store now -> HERE and decorate them how you like.  They are $14 for a 12 pack.

Grab some and give a little treat to someone to brighten their day.

Jenny

CHARMING CAFE MAKE AND TAKE!

Last weekend I had my Catalogue Kick Off for the year.  It was so great to get back stamping with my lovely class ladies.  We do have fun.  This is our “therapy”.  I am sure you can relate to that.

We looked at a lot of the new products in the Occasions Catalogue and the excitement of Sale-A-Bration.  Of course we did do some stamping surprisingly. 😉

I thought I would share you some of the fun.  If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen the video I shared.  I am not able to share it here but you can check it out -> HERE if you like.  Just scroll down a bit and you will come across the video.  By the way, Have you LIKED my page yet.  You can keep updated there on some of the excitement.

One of the Make and Takes we did was using the Charming Cafe Bundle.  I shared some tips with using this bundle on a post or 2 back.   You can head back there to check it out.

I kept the card fairly simple for the class.  The images were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with the Watercolor Pencils.  They weren’t watercoloured so it was OK just to use the Memento.   The paper is from the free Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  Just a tip:  Adhere your piece of DSP to the card base BEFORE you cut the window with the Framelit.  Much easier. 😉

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set.  I love the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon. So soft and beautiful.  It ties so easily too.  You need to get yourself some of that.

The other project we made was using the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. You can find these on page 19 in the Occasions catalogue.

I have used the Bubbles and Fizz DSP on these and of course added a cute hedgehog from the Hedgehugs set.

These little cards don’t take long to decorate and they are great for that little note to someone or a good size for a Gift Card. Don’t forget to stamp the matching envelope when you make these.

I made up little gift packs too to thank everyone for coming.  They were a mix of the Bubbles and Fizz paper and the Petal Passion paper.  I added some diecuts from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  The sentiment on the front is from Epic Celebrations.

Of course there is the Lucky Door Prize.  I made up little gift boxes using the Silver Gable Boxes and decorated them with the Bubbles and Fizz paper.  I had some of the new Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, an ink spot and some ribbon.

I will share some samples over the next few posts too so stop by again.

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                                                                                               

TIPS WITH THE CHARMING CAFE BUNDLE!

Have you seen the Charming Cafe Bundle in the Occasions Catalogue?  I was quite taken with this bundle as I saw great new options when making your cards like the Tri-fold card it shows. So this bundle was one of the first on my order.  I haven’t seen much done with this Bundle around so I thought I would share a few tips with using it.

This is the Bundle shown in the catalogue on page 25. It has the really sweet Charming Cafe stamp set and the Cafe Builder Framelits.

For the first card I made with this bundle I CASED this card which is in the Catalogue.

I will be honest it didn’t go as smooth as I thought, but that’s just me …  😉  Here is my card.

The front view

Inside

Open

It all came together well in the end.

I have a video below to show you some tips that I discovered using it.  I apologise in advance.  I am new at the video business but hopefully it helps.  I will outline the tips below too.

(NB: If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing please head to the blog post directly and view it there.

 

SOME HELPFUL TIPS

– Adhere your designer Series Paper BEFORE you cut the front window.  Much easier. 🙂

– Use the smaller rounded shape for the front window so you have something to adhere the flowery circle on.

– After you cut your front window.  Fold the card and sit the next Framelit inside to get the correct position to look through the front.  Open your card before you cut it.

– To stamp your sentiment or the inside image close up the centre fold so you can position the stamp THROUGH the window. 🙂

Since I put together this video I discovered Stampin’  Up! have a video on these but I think I can share a few “user errors”.

 

SOME ADDITIONAL CARDS

All is not lost though with my “mistakes.  Here are a few of the other cards that I salvaged.  I cut off the centre flap and made standard fold cards with them. Note: All the images were coloured with the Watercolor Pencils. It’s hard to tell but I coloured some of the flowers and the Topiary bush with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  I have used the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon too.

Close-ups.

I cut the large Circle shape from the front which wouldn’t work trying to adhere the diecut flower circle on it. So I added one flower strand to the top and stamped the chairs and sentiment inside.

You would have thought I learnt the first time not to cut the large circle shape. No! So I stamped the awning image on a piece of Whisper White and adhered that to the inside of the front flap on the card.  I stamped the window a second time and cut just the awning and raised it up.

Look! I cut the smaller circle shape in the front.  DOH! It was on the side.  It doesn’t matter too much as I cut the flower strands and raised them up off the card.  I kept it simple and stamped the Topiary for the front and I added one to the inside of the card too.

So I hope you find these tips helpful.  I do love this bundle.  We are using it at my Catalogue Launch this weekend so I will show you the card next week.

You can buy the Bundle in store now -> HERE.  It is available in Wood mount ($88AUS) or Clear Mount ($75.50AUS)

Have a great weekend,

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

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #CI25

The Colour Inkspirations Challenges are back for 2018.  I am excited about that.  I really enjoyed taking part last year so I am ready again.

This week’s Challenge #CI25 is with the colours Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.  I do like blue and lime together.  I have to say I was a little intimidated.  I have been watching the cards entered for the challenge over on the Facebook group HERE and thought, should I really bother??  There are some AMAZING creations! But it’s about challenging yourself so I did have a go.  SO … here is my card.

I have used the Epic Celebrations set from Sale-A-Bration.  I was inspired to colour the sneakers a bit like this from a card on Pinterest but then I couldn’t go back and find the card when I went to check it.  Maybe it was on a Facebook group I am on??? The layout for the card was from the Freshly Made Sketches #311.  As you can see from the sketch below I flipped the sketch on it’s side.  You can do that with sketches.  It doesn’t have to be exactly the same.

The Designer Series paper is from the Bubbles and Fizz pack from Sale-A-Bration.

The sneakers are coloured with the inkpads and Aquapainter on Thick Whisper White.  When it was dry I went over it with the Night of Navy marker.

The sentiment is stamped on Lemon Lime Twist and cut with the 1 1/4″ circle Punch.  This was layered on a Silver Foil circle punched with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  This was then layered on to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle Thinlits.  I added some Silver Thread under the sentiment pice.

What’s that zig-zag edge from?  The card needed something in Night of Navy under the piece but I wasn’t sure what to use.  I had just used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and saw the Zig-Zag edge on the bag Framelit.  So I took a small strip of Night of Navy and cut a piece out with that.  The star is from one of the other die pieces in that Thinlits set.  I raised that up off the card and added an adhesive Rhinestone to the centre.

I was happy with the end result but certainly not as amazing as many of the other projects.

I hope you like it anyway and it might inspire you. 🙂

Jenny