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BIRD BALLAD WEEK DAY ONE – PRETTY PAPER!

It’s Bird Ballad Week this week. 

This is such a gorgeous group of products that have shown to be very popular if you have been looking around the internet. I know I have been having fun creating with them and I have lots to share with you.

Isn’t this just the prettiest paper?? You don’t need much more to it.  The sentiment is from the Free As A Bird stamp set on a strip of Calypso Coral card. I just angled the end and then added some loops of Linen Thread behind. To do this I wrapped the Linen Thread around my fingers a few times and added that to the back of the card strip by adding Snail Adhesive to the back of the strip. It’s a quick and easy card.

The Bird Ballad Bundle includes the Free As A Bird stamp set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  You can also buy them individually and also the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. All  GORGEOUS!!

In Australia? You can buy them in my store now -> HERE. $89 AUS for the Stamps and Die Bundle. Please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

See you again tomorrow.

Jenny

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TEA TOGETHER HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I shared this card on my Facebook page the other day along with some other co-ordinating projects.  These were the projects we made at our Mother’s Day class this weekend.  I thought that I would show you a closer photo of the card.  You can’t beat Gingham.  It’s quite popular at the moment.  This was a popular card too.

This card is using the Tea Together stamp set with the Tea Time Dies.

For this card we used the sweet sentiment from the stamp set but there was the option for the Mother’s Day sentiment too.

A frame was cut on the Gingham Gala paper with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. The Balmy Blue stamped card was also cut with one of the other smaller Rectangle Stitched Dies.  The teapot and cup and saucer were stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  We just did the edge with the light Smoky Slate.  You can’t tell but the flowers had Wink of Stella washed over them so they were quite sparkly.

For the class each person could choose the colours they wanted to from the Gingham Gala paper.  The Highland Heather looked gorgeous as was the Grapefruit Grove.  I should have taken photos of them.

Hope you like them.  Happy Mother’s Day to you wherever you are whether you are a Mum to humans or to animal babies.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs to you if you are missing your Mum or struggle with not being a “mum”.  It can be a hard day.  xx

Thanks for visiting.  See you again soon.

Jenny

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STAMP A STACK CLASS THIS WEEK OR GRAB THE CLASS BY MAIL!

It’s Birthday cards in our classes this week.  We will make 6 cards. 3 each of 2 different designs.

Join us in class or get the Class By Mail.

WHEN: Friday 22nd February 10am or 7pm.

COST: $20 (Extra $5 to use my adhesives)

RSVP: Wednesday 20th.

CLASS BY MAIL: Order the card kit to create the 6 cards. Includes cut cardstock, embellishments and instruction. Stamped images not included but you can substitute with what you already have or order the stamps separately.

Here is a sneak of one of the cards.

Let me know ASAP to reserve your seat if you are coming to class.

Email/comment if you would like the Class By Mail.

Jenny

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FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Christmas is almost here!  I wanted to take a moment to wish you a Very Merry Christmas from our home to yours. 

Thank you for joining with me in this fun stamping journey.  I have loved sharing all my projects with you and I look forward to more sharing in the New Year.

However you spend the day be safe and while under the tree might be full of gifts and treasures I hope you take time to think on the greatest treasure given to us in the gift of Jesus.

Happy Christmas.

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FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS CARD

The card above was made for my 12 Weeks of Christmas series but, well… I ran out of weeks to share it. It’s a great opportunity to share it with you now for my Christmas wishes to you.  Made with the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle which is sadly not being carried over, I wanted to show that you can use this set without having to colour it all the time.  I stamped the house a number of times over the Crumb Cake card base.  The paper is from Under The Mistletoe DSP.  You can stamp directly on to the silver Foil but remember to use Stazon.

While this card is very simple I deliberated on it for so long in how to work the sentiment.  Maybe an hour just on that. How many different ways could I work it. Seriously why can’t I just go with it!  It worked out in the end with just a strip of Real Red Satin Ribbon to finish. Which I should have just stuck with in the beginning.  Do you have days like that?? 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Happy Christmas.

Jenny

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CHRISTMAS STAMP A STACK CLASSES START THIS WEEK!

Get creating your Christmas cards now.  Stamp A Stacks are a great way to create a number of cards at one time.  You will create 6 cards at this class, 3 each of 2 designs.  Here is a sneak of them.

If you are a Wollongong Local come and join in.  I would love to see you . Everyone is really lovely too.  We have a fun time at these classes so don’t be too worried.

Friday 21st  September 10am or 7pm.

Cost:$20    $5 extra to use my adhesives.

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.   $5 extra to use my adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP: Thursday 20th

Can’t make it?  Why not grab the kit to go?  Cost is $20.  All card and embellishments are included but no stamped images.

Comment below if you can come or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com
Jenny
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BACK TO BASICS CARDMAKING CLASS THIS WEEK!

Do you know someone who would like to learn to stamp and make cards OR perhaps it’s been a while and you have lost your MOJO.  We are getting Back To Basics this week.

In this class we will talk about stamps, inks and paper.  We will go through some tips to help you get the best results when you stamp. We will also create 2 cards.

WHEN: Friday 31st August 7pm    or    Saturday 1st Sept. 2pm.

Cost: $15    RSVP: Thurs. 30th August.

This is one of the cards we will make.

Do you know someone who might like to try this?  Please pass on the details to them. 

Are you feeling a little lost in stamping yourself?  Why not join us.

Please RSVP by Thursday 30th by emailing me at jghayward@yahoo.com or commenting here and I will get back to you.

I look forward to seeing you there,

Jenny

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ECLIPSE WELCOME SIGN!

I started making this sign before Christmas at a team meeting and as usual hadn’t finished it. I put it aside and actually forgot about it.  When I was clearing up things the other week I found it and thought it must get finished.  So yesterday, although it was Mother’s Day here I did get some time to indulge in a little creating for me and got about doing it.

I thought you might like to see it.  Nothing fancy but I thought it would  be nice to hang in my studio to welcome all the lovely stampers that come along to classes.

This is using the Eclipse technique with the Large Letters Framelits and the Touches of Texture.

This is the length of an A4 sheet of white but I have cut the width to about 15cm (6″) I think.  I backed the Whisper White card on some thick card from the Foil Sheets packaging we get and then backed that on some Silver Foil.

I think I will add some sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen??

I have classes several times per month in the Wollongong area so come along, and bonus – you can see this in real life and get to have some creative fun with all my other lovely stampers. 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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WATERCOLOURED LAKE WITH THE WATERFRONT!

Continuing on with Watercoloured landscapes scenes I have this card to share with you.  This card is one we will be doing at classes this weekend  but I thought I would share it with you.  I found this landscape scene on Pinterest and thought I would try to recreate it.  See what you think of the card with the original photo??

I used the Waterfront set to create the mountains and land and stamped the trees.  The lake and the sky are watercoloured with the Inkpads and Aquapainter.

Here is the finished card.

I kept the card simple.  With these cards you don’t want to cover up all the scene with a big sentiment or lots of fuss.  The sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life.

I have 3 sessions of classes this weekend so I hope they enjoy making this card and another 2.  I wish you could join us. 🙂

I will be back tomorrow though with another card.  This one is back to some simple stamping with the set.

Jenny

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MINI THANK YOU CARDS!

I forgot to show you some Thank You cards I have made recently for customers and team members.  These are all little 10cmx10cm (4″x4″) cards.  I like making these size cards.

This first one uses the Vertical Greetings set.  I don’t use this set nearly as much as I should.  It is so cute.  I coloured the stamps with the markers to get the different colours.  One heart version was in Sweet Sugarplum and the other heart version was in Flirty Flamingo. A little Linen Thread bow finished them off. These cards where made for my customers a couple of months ago. Yes it has taken this long to show you.

This next little cutie card using the Baby Bear stamp set was for some of my team members for an online team event we had last month. I wanted to send out a “Thanks” for them sharing in the Facebook group event.

Side Note: Hey! Have you considered joining Stampin’ Up!??  Not just for the discount (although that’s great!) but for all the team fun and the sharing and the creating and the …. Really, so many reasons why!

Let me know if you would like more information or stop by my page on this blog for “join my team”.  See the link at the top of my blog.

This Thank You card was for a challenge on my Facebook page I held last month to share a card that my readers have made and I sent out a prize at random.  The card was made up with some “bits” I had on my desk from another project. They come in handy sometimes.  This one was using Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. 

Mmm! I am noticing a pink theme here (sorry Lynda).  Unintentional I assure you. 🙂

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Have a great day and for all my US blog readers wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the special celebrations.  We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but I think it’s great to take some time and be Thankful for all that we have.

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

EXTRAVAGANZA SALE THIS WEEK STARTING WITH A 24 HOUR SALE!

Here are the details for you to save on select stamps and accessories.  To view the items you can click on the PDF link -> Extravaganza list

  • There are some items reduced for 24 hours in a Flash Sale this Monday 20th.  (Please note these listed at the top of the PDF)
  • Other listed items are from 20th – 26th November.

See what is on offer for the 24 hour sale below.  But you can see these and all the other items for the rest of the week on the PDF document or head to my store on Monday.

** TO ORDER:  Receive a small bonus gift from me to Say THANKS.  I do appreciate your orders. 🙂  Australian Residents only.

Order online in my store -> HERE.  The items will be listed there from the 20th.   Please use the Host Code: MX3UA64N

OR

Order Directly from me.  Orders for the 24 hour sale on Monday must be to me by 8pm.

So now grab a cuppa and head to view the list.  The page numbers are listed so you can view them in the catalogue.  Please ask me if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny