cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

Before I leave you today I will take a minute for a little “commercial Plug”. I am sorry for the shameless advertising. I just want you to be sure that you are up to speed in all that is happening on my blog and with Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on anything.

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OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

PETAL PALETTE THANKS!

Recently you might have read I was giving away a Stamparatus celebrating my 10th Stampin’ Up! Birthday.  I made up some special mini Thank You Cards to give to those who ordered during that week with a little gift.  I thought I would show you the cards.

These measure 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The flowers, I think they are roses, from the Petal Palette set are stamped in Memento Ink and then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The white card is adhered to a co-ordinating coloured card mat and then to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is from the Petal Palette set and cut with the shape from the Petals and More Thinlits.  For a little extra addition I added the small leaf spray from the Thinlits set which was cut in White card.

Here is a close-up of 2 so you can see them a little clearer.

These ones are Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

I think they liked them. 🙂

I appreciate each and every person who orders from me.  Thanks so much.  If you are needing your Stampin’ Up! supplies and you are in Australia why not shop with Me. Visit my store now -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, scrapbooking

FAMILY SCRAP PAGE WITH NATURE’S POEM PAPER!

If you have followed me for a while you would notice that I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking.  I have done a page here and there.  (If you want to see some of them then be sure to click on the tag ‘scrapbooking’ at the top and it will take you to some of the posts).

I have had this photo for a couple of years now with the idea of scrapping it.  I needed to make a page this week and thought of this photo again – and it was time to do something with it.  So … I made a scrap page. 🙂

Here it is for you.

WHAT I HAVE USED

Card and Paper: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Whisper White, Vellum.

Stamps: Petal Palette.         Dies: Petals and More Thinlits, Layering Oval Thinlits, Stitched Labels Thinlits.

THE PROCESS

Choosing the photo was the easy part but working out how to put it together took a little time.  I first went through some scrapbooking page ideas I had pinned on Pinterest.  I also looked at some ideas I saved to my computer and in some magazines.  I wanted to use some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper in some way.  I had thought in strips.  I tried a few sheets of paper that I had to see what worked.  I found that this piece looked the best against the black and white photo.  I thought I might cut it in strips with some other prints from the Nature’s Poem pack but I liked this piece left as it was.

I narrowed down the stamps and the dies to the Petal Palette set and cut a few pieces from the Petals and More Thinlits and the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I played around with the positioning and then added the sentiment.  I have to say it was a fun process putting the page together and I was happy with the way it turned out.

Now don’t hold your breathe for me to scrap another page in a hurry.  😉

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Onstage, Stampin' Up!

STAMPIN’ UP! ONSTAGE SYDNEY!

As you might have heard, the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event was last weekend and I went to Onstage in Sydney. For my interstate and overseas visitors I thought I should first show you the fantastic location that our event was held at.  We have such a beautiful harbour and it was such a lovely Autumn day (well you could have thought it was Summer!).

Under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Opera House.  Just happened to catch a ferry in the photo too. 🙂

This year Stampin’ Up! celebrate their 30th Anniversary.  Of course with a birthday there must be cupcakes. Yummy!

There was some creating  at the event of course.  This was our table.

It was great to have 2 of my JEN’s INK team members at Sydney with me.  I hope more can come next time.

We had Sara (CEO of Stampin’ Up!) with us in Sydney which was lovely and there were a number of fantastic presenters.  (I wish I was that clever!).  Lots of new ideas to think on.

Throughout the day there were a number of Video recordings shown.  This one with Sara and her mum Shelli was quite entertaining as they showed a number of projects with new products.  With the lighting it was hard to catch good photos of the projects they made.  (sorry about that.  Maybe it had something to do with a new phone too. 😉 )

I showed you my swap card using the Petal Palette bundle in the previous post. This is it below if you missed it.  I have just managed to take photos of all the swaps I received in return.  I will sort them and show you them in a later post.

I will show you this though. I call them my Onstage Survival Kits. They had a teabag, chocolate and post-it notes. It had a little tag using the Petal Palette set. These were for a few of my stamping buddies.

I will be back again soon so stop by and visit.  If you went to Onstage drop me a comment and tell me which one you went to.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Onstage, Stampin' Up!, swaps, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #21- BABY WIPE PETAL PALETTE SWAP CARD FOR ONSTAGE!

I will tell you more about Onstage shortly but I thought since it is Wednesday.  It is time for Wednesday’s WOW! #21.

This card was my swap for Onstage in Sydney.  I thought I would share this with you today and show you how I created it.

This is made with the Baby Wipe Technique.  I had wanted to try this technique for some time and was reminded about it recently.

Here is how to create your own.

Below is a graphic for you to PIN but below is more details on how to do it.

1. Fold 2-3 Baby Wipes in half and lay them on a plate.  A smooth plastic plate is best.  I ended up using a couple of paper plates together as that is all I had suitable.  Be sure to have a couple though as the ink leaks through.  The paper plates are ok for a small number of inkings.  Add dots of your first colour of reinker over different spots on the wipes.  Then add your 2nd colour and lastly your 3rd colour.  I think 3 colours are enough.  The colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry.

2. Ink up your stamp as you would normally on an inkpad.

3. Stamp your inked stamp onto your card.  If you are stamping multiple of images then clean your stamp and ink your stamp again between each one. Your Baby Wipe Inkpad should last quite a number of stampings.  I think I got 15-20 from the one inked wipe.

4. Complete your card as you like.

To finish my card.

Adhere the Bermuda Bay card mat to a Thick Whisper White card base. Cut the circular Border Thinlit from the Petals and More Thinlits from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhere down the left hand side of the Bermuda Bay Card.  Adhere your stamped white card you had created with the Baby Wipe Technique on to the card.  On the right hand side stamp the flower image from the Petal Palette set in Bermuda Bay ink.  

Stamp the bird in black on scrap white card and cut it out with the matching Framelit from the set.  Stamp the sentiment on to Tangerine Tango card and cut with the Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.   Raise both the bird and the sentiment off the card with Dimensionals.

Have you tried the Baby Wipe Technique before?? I am keen to try it again.  Each time you stamp it works out differently so give it a go if you haven’t.

Just to show you how different they can be.  Here is all the stamped pieces when they were done.  I inked the leaf in different positions on the wipe at times to get the variations.

(Not the best lighting but it might show you). 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!

PETAL PALETTE TRIO CLASS ON THIS WEEK!

The Petal Palette is a gorgeous bundle that I have recently started playing with.  We will be focusing on this set in class this week.  I have added an additional time so hopefully you can come. 

Create 3 beautiful cards using the gorgeous  Petal Palette set.  These cards were inspired by some lovely cards I found on Pinterest. 

Here is a sneak peek.

Class details:  Do check for the additional class time added.
Friday 13th April 10am       RSVP: Wed 11th
Saturday 14th April 2pm     RSVP: Wed 11th
****AND NOW
Tuesday 17th April 7pm   RSVP:  Sunday 15th.
All classes are held in my studio in East Corrimal. RSVP by emailing me at jghayward@yahoo.com
COST:  $20  BYO: adhesives and scissors (an additional $5 is charged to use my adhesives)
**WEEKEND SPECIAL:   Order the Petal Palette Bundle (CM $108) and receive 20% off  COST = $86.40 + Shipping ($5.40)   TOTAL = $91.80.  Discount available for Wood mount as well.  Orders can only be made directly through me not online.

PS. Isn’t it a gorgeous set. 🙂

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

RAZZLEBERRY PETAL PALETTE!

I have only recently got the Petal Palette stamps and the Petals and More Thinlits.  I have had time to play with them this past week.  I thought I would start showing you some of the cards I have made.

This card today is actually the last card I made.  I loved it so much I couldn’t wait to show you. 🙂

I stamped the flowers with Memento then coloured them with the Rich Razzleberry and the Old Olive Stampin’  Blends.  I cut them with the matching dies.  (no fussy cutting required!!!).  I had planned to use them on a card I saw but was running out of time that day.  In the night I was thinking about the card.  You do that don’t you. 😉  This card came to me so I made it the next day as soon as I had time.

The White card is embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. While that was available during Sale-A-Bration it will be in the next catalogue.  Under the White card I added a strip of the Copper Foil sheet and adhered them straight to the Rich Razzleberry Card base.  The sentiment was stamped and cut with the matching die in the Thinlits set and sponged lightly with ink around the edge.  I played around with the positioning of the flowers and sentiment.  I think that took the longest!!  Once I worked out something I was happy with I raised up the flowers with Dimensionals as well as the sentiment.

I hope you like it.

I will be back soon with some more cards with this bundle.  I must say it is a gorgeous one and I am glad I have finally got to play with it.

Jenny