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I saw this idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago to make a flamingo with the ‘Balloon Builders’ stamp set.  I had only just started using this set after receiving it at Stampin’ Up! Onstage last November.  I thought this flamingo was kinda cool though.  So I stamped it up but then I didn’t know how to put it on a card – until I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week. So I finally added it to a card – and it is done before the time of the sketch challenge to end!  Here is the sketch and then my card.

FMS Final 226-001


The card base is Melon Mambo and the paper is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I matted this piece on to some Silver Foil. (Just a tip: Cut a rectangle from the centre of your Silver Foil piece then you can use that piece for another project).  The sentiment is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’ and I cut a little silver piece from the ‘Itty Bitty Banners’.  I added a Paper Lace Doily and some Melon Mambo dots from the ‘It’s My Party’ Enamel Dots.

I have used a number of the balloons from the ‘Balloon Builders’ set and drew the legs freehand.  This is a fun set and you can create so many cute things with it.  Here is the set if you haven’t noticed it in the catalogue.

balloon builder

This is on p. 14 of the catalogue.  It is a photopolymer stamp and is $28.  Great value for 19 stamps!

The original Flamingo card can be found HERE. Go and check the link out though because Ruth has lots of clever ideas with this set.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have yourself a great day where ever you are. 🙂


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One day last week I pulled out my ‘Sheltering Tree’ stamp set.  I cut up some Whisper White card front pieces to size and stamped away.  It was such fun.  I haven’t had a stamping session like that for a long time and with the way my cardmaking endeavours were going for days before that I was pleased how they worked out.

It was fun to put together all the little images in the set.  There were so many different combinations.  I could have stamped for hours but there was some thing called dinner and housework that stopped me! Who do they have eat!!

I then assembled them all into cards the other day. Here is the finished result.  I made a few of each so I had some cards on hand although I will say that a number of them have already been sent on their way to some special people.


I will show you them individually.





Card bases were Tangerine Tango or Melon Mambo with a Basic Black or Pear Pizzazz card mat. Greetings were from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’ or ‘Tin of Cards’ if the greeting wasn’t from the ‘Sheltering Tree’ set.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your day is a happy one.  🙂 🙂 🙂

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I thought I would show you the Make and Takes we made at my launch last weekend.  I shared some of the fun in an earlier post.

Firstly, we made a bookmark showing the new Incolors and using the cute new set “Sprinkles of Life”.

The top of a strip of Whisper White (5cm x 21cm) was punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. One of the greetings was stamped in Memento Ink at the top.  How cute is this saying?? Right at the bottom the cone was stamped in Tip Top Taupe and then each ice-cream scoop stamped in a different colour.  There is a matching punch which we could have punched out the scoops but to keep it simple and quick they were just stamped directly on to the card.  Everyone could choose their colour of the new Incolor Dotted Lace Trim.


Now for the card. I changed my mind a few times with what we do leading up to this.  This card was inspired by a few cards I had seen on Pinterest.  Once again, each guest could choose their own colour.

This is using the set ‘I Think You’re Great’. The scallop lines were stamped in Delightful Dijon (or what they chose). The “hi” cloud was stamped in their matching base card colour and hand cut.The flowers were punched from Watermelon Wonder card using the small flower punch in the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack. A little bling and some white twine finished it off.  Now of course it’s nice to have a matching envelope.  So with the new Envelope paper we could make one using the Envelope Punch Board.


For some guests who didn’t like the “hi” on their card they could make an alternative in their chosen colour with the “Happy Birthday” from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’ set.  It was nice to have a matching envelope to go with it too. 🙂


Sorry if you missed my launch last weekend, I know for some people distance is an issue 😦  If you would like me to share some fun projects with you and your friends, why not invite me to come to your place and we can have some fun stamping together.  If you are further afield, then you can have a Catalogue Party yourself.  Collect some orders from your friends and send them to me.  I can have the orders sent back directly to you – and the bonus you still earn all the exciting little hostess benefits yourself.  You can check off some of those items on your Wish List – and get them for Free!! Do it!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today.  It’s nice to have you visit me from near and far.  Have a wonderful day xx



Last day of Sale-A-Bration! I can’t believe how fast these last 2 months have flown by.  I am a bit sad that Sale-A-Bration is over for another year.  I have really loved playing with these products.  Here is a quick card today to say Farewell to Sale-A-Bration – and to ‘Petal Parade’.  When I first saw this set the brochure I really wasn’t sure of it BUT I REALLY LOVE IT!!!  I am a bit sad to finish with this set.  I hope you have your set of ‘Petal Parade’ already or any of the other Sale-A-Bration products.

This card I shared in my ‘Stamp Spectacular’ Event the other week but I thought I would show you today as we say Farewell to Sale-A-Bration.



I love how you can multi-stamp the images and create your own Background paper or you can use the images on their own.  For this I have used Crisp Canteloupe, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  The sentiment is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’.  I have used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and layered the sentiment.  The Whisper White card was 3.5cm wide (I think) and the Summer Starfruit was 4cm. (Something like that).  Place the card in the punch and look through the window underneath to line it up evenly.

So, today is the last day.  Email or phone me with your order.  You can choose one Sale-A-Bration gift with every $90 order  OR head to my store here and place your order.

OK, I have to run.  Have a Happy Day 🙂




We have come to the last in my series of Craft Fairs now.  Today I am going to share with you the cards I made to sell.  You have to have cards to sell now don’t you????  Time was limited so I couldn’t spend too much time on them.  I had a number of Christmas cards from past classes so they were fine but I wanted some Different Occasions cards. I ordered a couple of packs of Notecards and Envelopes.  With only 5 days to go from when I received the order I knew they needed to be simple and quick so I kept them to one layer cards.  Well, I managed to create 40 cards in under 3 hours.  Here they are.  I have added full-size images so you can see them clearly.

I used the Butterfly Bigz die to cut some Butterflies from DSP.  Some I added some Pearls but others I just kept plain.  I added a sentiment with Black Staz On.  (I use Black Stazon as I find it stamps better than the Basic Black inkpad).


Using DSP I punched out some birds with the 2-step Bird Punch and added a sentiment at the bottom again.


I created some simple cards with ‘Timeless Talk’ and various sentiments.


I went all out with colour on these ones.  Here I have used the set ‘World Treasures’.  I inked up Peacock in Daffodil Delight and then sponged randomly with Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. Each one of these turned out differently.  It’s funny how you got various colours when they mixed together.  You know what they say: Blue and Yellow make green!! These were my favourite cards.


Here is a close-up.


So there you are.  What has been your favourite project that I have showed you this week??  Maybe there are some great ideas for your next fair/market or even as gifts for a special occasion.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing them.  I am glad I have finally got to share them.  If you are after more ideas check this post out that I did some time ago for another fete/fair that I went to.

Now I can go back to sharing some projects I have been making with products from the new catalogues coming out NEXT WEEK!! I am so excited for these.

Come back and visit me soon,




One of the great features with the Stampin’ Up! products that I think many people love is how great they co-ordinate together.  Card, ink, ribbons co-ordinate.  Stamp sets co-ordinate with punches and dies.  What about stamp sets co-ordinating with other stamp sets??? Well, this new little stamp set available in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue looks great when used on it’s own but how great is it when you combine it with one of the other stamp sets!


The small flowers are from the new stamp set ‘Petite Petals’.  There are 6 little flower stamps in the set plus there is a matching punch.  They are very cute on their own BUT why not layer them! Here I have added them with a flower from the ‘Flower Shop’ set.  For this card I have used some of the new DSP ‘Watercolor Wonder’. Absolutely gorgeous paper. You must grab some of this.  The colours and images are just beautiful.  The problem is though that each side is so beautiful it seems a shame to cover up one side to use on a card!  On the card I have also used the new Embossing Folder – Decorative Dots.  You can grab one of these for Free during Sale-A-Bration with a $90 order.  You will need that Embossing Folder too.  The greeting on this card is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’. This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.

Hope you like what you see!!!

Would you like your own copy of the upcoming Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure?? Let me know and I can send one directly to you. I am mailing them out now. (Australian Residents only).  You will be able to check out these products I have used on this card PLUS so many more great products. Don’t forget the freebies you can get during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order!

Thanks for stopping by,


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I have been playing with some new goodies.  You are going to love some of these new products coming out in the new Occasions catalogue.  The dilemma was what to play with first!  I did play around with some of the other stamps but thought I would show you this card first.  This stamp is from the stamp set ‘Happy Watercolor’ that will be out soon.  It has some great images.  You know the great thing about this set is that if you find watercolouring difficult this makes it so easy.  In the set are a couple of “splodges” if you like to call them that and you can just stamp over the image to create a watercolour wash.  No need for detailed watercolouring although you can still do that if you choose.  Too easy!!!


Doesn’t this make you think of Ice-Cream???  LOL  Maybe it’s just the heat getting to me!

I have also used the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  You can create tags any length you like.  Plus check out the Embossed Background.  This is using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder that you will be able to choose for Free during Sale-A-Bration! How cool is it!!  Colours used are Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar. I have just added a Linen Thread bow to finish it off and the greeting is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’.

This is one of the cards you will be able to make at my ‘Upcoming Birthday Card Buffet’.  All the details you can find in this post here.  It is on February 8th.  Places are booking out fast so if you want to join us you better book in quickly.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you are surviving the extreme weather conditions wherever you are.  In Australia we are having heatwaves but I have heard of all the extreme storms and cold in the UK and the US.  Stay safe!

Jenny x

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With the release of the Envelope Punch Board this month I just have to show you how much fun this new product is.  Come and see and try it out.  I will show you how to make one of 66 different sized envelopes PLUS we will make this cute gift box and card.


*Thursday Nov 14th – 10am   RSVP Tuesday Nov. 12th


Friday Nov 15th – 7.30pm.  RSVP Wednesday Nov 13th.

COST: Choose your cost: 

A) Envelope Punch Board plus Class and materials to make the projects.  Cost: $35.  (The Envelope Punch Board will arrive after class date now but you will be able to create lots more projects with it when receive it).


B) Class only $15.  

Includes Class and materials to make the projects.

The class will be held in my studio in East Corrimal.  If you are local I would love to have you join me.  Email or phone me to RSVP.  I hope you can come.  I love the Envelope Punch Board and I am really excited to share some of the wonderful things it can create.  Don’t just think it is for envelopes!!

While I am here I just thought I would show you the inside of the card we will be making.


The greeting is from ‘Remembering your Birthday’ and the butterflies from ‘Papillion Potpourri’.  The paper on the front of the card is from ‘Venetian Romance’.

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hops, cards, Stampin' Up!


blog hop

Today is the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue and what better way to showcase the fantastic new products now available is going on a Blog Hop.  Come and join me in a little cyber hopping to some see some wonderful creations from my ESAD friends.  Firstly,

What is ESAD?

ESAD – stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

So, let’s begin!

You may have just come from Angie’s blog or you might be starting here.  Either way, enjoy your travels – and I hope you are inspired.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end to say you have visited.

Today I want to show you one of the new stamp sets ‘Wishing You’.  This is on Page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue.

When you are looking for inspiration to create your projects you can spend hours trawling the internet (pinterest perhaps???!!!!!!).  Don’t forget the Catalogues for ideas.  They have some fantastic simple projects for you to Copy.  For this one I have CASED from page 9 of the Holiday Catalogue.  I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper (page 23) and the lovely Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edged Grosgrain Ribbon (page 22).  The little parcels I coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers.  Being a clear- mount set I could easily see where to place them.  Maybe I should have got the Stamp-A-ma-jig out BUT I was lazy!!


 This next card was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers.  (Another great source of inspiraton!).


For this one I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper again.  I have stamped the gifts and the greeting on Whisper White card and layered this on Silver Glimmer Paper for some sparkle.  You have to have that, don’t you!  I added a bow again using the Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain ribbon.  This one is very quick to make.  As long as it doesn’t take several attempts at making a half-decent bow. How do I know that?  I think it took me as long to make the bow as it did to make the card.

Now the great thing with this set is it is very versatile.  I like to show how you can use your Christmas sets for other occasions.  You can pull this set out for Birthdays throughout the year.


This card was inspired by a card on Page 3 of the Annual Catalogue.  For this I have used the ‘I Am Me’ Designer Series Paper.  The gifts were coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Tangerine Tango Markers.  The piece was layered under a Tangerine Tango frame cut with the Squares Collection Framelits.  The greeting is from ‘Remembering your Birthday’.  The card was finished off with a clip from the Essentials Hardware (page 170).

Now you can head off to the next blog on your journey.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will visit me again soon.  Now you can see what fabulous creations Jenny Humphreys has made for you.

See you next time,




This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  This is using Mosaic Madness, Papillion Potpourri and the greeting is from Remembering your Birthday.  The funny thing is I would never have thought to use Summer Starfruit and Marina Mist together and when I have just gone back to the original photo now I see she didn’t use those colours. I think she used Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding.  (OK, it was a small picture and I was going by memory!)  I quite like this colour combination I used though.  I will store that away for future reference!!


Have yourself a great weekend.  The weather is turning out really nice again here.  I think I can handle this ‘Winter’ weather we are having at the moment as long as the wind stays away.

Stop by again soon,

Jenny x