THERE IS “LOTS TO LOVE” ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

I showed you in yesterday’s post the cute Flip Top Treat Box using the Lots To Love Box Framelits.  Here it is if you missed it but you can jump back to the last post though too and see more of it and the instructions.

        

This is actually a cute little Framelit set but there were parts that I wasn’t sure what they were used for.  Like those little tiny arch shaped dies down at the bottom of the image below???

I found this video from Stampin’ Up! explaining the pieces and showing some great projects.  I thought for my Wednesday WOW! #14 this week we will take a look at this set.  Very timely today being Valentine’s Day right. ❤  It does work well with the matching Sure Do Love You stamp set too.

That explains everything!

You can grab the Framelits in my store now -> HERE $57 AUS or grab the bundle and use them together.  Clear mount stamp set is $84.50 AUS  See that -> HERE.

Aren’t these projects pretty? These are from the current Occasions Catalogue and shows how gorgeous the products are especially with the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper. SO much prettiness!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Always nice of you to drop by whether you are from near or far.  I hope your day has been a great one.

Until next time.

Jenny x

 

 

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IT’S A BRUSHO CRYSTALS LONG WEEKEND – DAY 1!

We start today! I am excited to bring these projects to you for our Brusho Long Weekend.  I have been playing with these Brushos (as I commonly call them) for the past few weeks.   Each day over the next 3 days I will bring you a fun new project with a video and tips.  I hope you enjoy them.  Plus don’t miss out on the Special bonus savings this weekend if you are an Australian resident.

Warning: These Brushos are fun, addictive and at times messy.  🙂

DAY 1

My first project is creating a simple background similar to this one I have shown on this Dragonfly card.

Here is a video to create a washed out effect but I have also written a description below with a few tips.

NB. The above card was made a few weeks ago as I was still experimenting.  For the card above I used watercolour card and sprinkled over the powder with the card dry and then wet it. It does give a slightly different effect.  On watercolour card the colour doesn’t run as well. You can create a background like this or how I have in the video.

In the video: I chose to use Gloss card and wet the card with the Aquapainter before I added the Brusho Crystals as the water enables the Crystals to spread easier.

Sprinkle over some Brusho Crystals lightly on your card after you have wet the card.  I have used the Prussian Blue.  You only need a small amount and for this technique I would keep it to one colour.

Spritz the card with water. Tilting the card will help make the colour run. Spritz lightly with more water if you think it needs more or you can sprinkle over more colour if need be.   When you are happy with the effect, leave the card aside to dry.  Once dry you can assemble the card.

On the card above I stamped the Dapper Denim base with the dots from the Dragonfly Dreams set.  A dragonfly was cut from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in Gold Foil. I stamped a few of the dots from Timeless Textures in Versamark on my coloured card piece and heat embossed them in gold.  The paper is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Just a note on the sentiment: I masked part of the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams set and inked it with versamark.  After I stamped it on the Dapper Denim card I heat embossed it in gold.  It was cut with the smallest framelits in the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I added a few loops of the Gold Thread behind the sentiment.

I hope you like this project. Each time you do it the effect will be different.

Come back tomorrow for a second project.

Grab 15% off your Brusho Crystals this weekend. (ends Sunday 11th 8pm). Details below.  Includes an information sheet on ways to use your Brusho Crystal Colours.

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #13 – HEARTFELT BLOOMS!

Watch It Wednesday’s and Wednesday’s WOW! are back for 2018.  I have decided to combine them both in to Wednesday’s WOW! Each Wednesday I will bring you a stamping WOW! It might be a video, a tip, a product that has caught my attention or a special project.  I hope you enjoy these episodes.  You never know what I might uncover.

Today we have Wednesday WOW! #13. 

Do you find sometimes you go through a catalogue and see a stamp or maybe a die set and think Mmm? Maybe? But it doesn’t really do it for you.  I found that with the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms.  Another flower set and the flowers weren’t all that exciting.  What do you do with a stamp like that??? 

Well! I have been watching this little sleeper over the last few weeks and I have to say I am quite surprised with what this stamp can do.  Firstly, this stamp is a different type of stamp.  It is a “distinktive” stamp.  Meaning that the stamp lays down the ink at different opacities.  So you get different depths of colour.  It gives a Photographic finish.  Clever!

Stampin’ Up! have recently released a Youtube video highlighting this stamp.  I was impressed.  I thought I would share it with you if you hadn’t noticed it.

What do you think of this stamp?  I would love to see some of your cards using this set.  Why not email them to me and I might just share them here. (I might event send out a random prize of some handmade cards).  I have just got this set so I look forward to playing with it.

There are so many different ways that people have used this set.  Some people have coloured it with pencils, or with ink and daubers.  They have cut and layered the flowers.  If you want some inspiration, I have put together a Pinterest Board with this set.  Head on over -> HERE to see them.

Now this stamp is a Free one.  Really! Grab this as one of your Free Sale-A-Bration choices when your order reaches $90 AUS.  Available in Wood and Clear Mount. See it in store now -> HERE.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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

 

 

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

 

PARTY PANDAS PAIR!

OK, I promise this will be the last Party Pandas card for a little while.  I’m sorry.  I really love these guys.  I wanted to show you this card and then I will move on.

The stamped pandas were left overs with trying to get my Peekaboo Panda card right.  You can see that card if you head back 2 posts.  Not wanting to waste them I cut the white stamped card down.  Layered it on a Silver Glimmer Paper scalloped Square mat.  This was cut with the Layering Square Framelits.  The Old Olive card was embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  The paper strip is from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  The sentiment is punched with the Duet Banner Punch.  I wasn’t completely happy with how the sentiment looked but hey! I am trying not to dwell on things too much.  What do you think about it?

I hope you can get some Panda Action.  Don’t forget they are a free choice during Sale-A-Bration.

Have an awesome weekend.  I hope you get in some creating time for you.

Jenny

SALE-A-BRATION AND THOSE PANDAS!

Sale-A-Bration is well under way now.  Have you seen all the gorgeous projects around?  I thought I would give you a few updates – and show you some more Pandas. Make sure you read further below. 🙂

Sale-A-Bration runs until March 31st and it is all about you getting Free products.  Who doesn’t want free Stampin’ Up! products.  

How does it all work then?  Whether you Shop, Host or Join – You can get some Free products.

TO SHOP: Every $90 order select a Free product from the Sale-A-Bration choices. (also available this year special choices for $180 orders).  There are some lovely choices.  It will be a hard decision I tell  you.

TO PARTY: Who loves to party??  Especially a stamping party.

Receive an additional $40 for parties over $400. Get some friends together now for your own private stamping event.  Contact me before January 16th to book your exclusive event and receive a special gift to say THANKS an additional $10 to spend.

TO JOIN: This is for those of you who love it all and have a long wish list.  Is that you??  For $169 you will receive $235 of products PLUS an additional TWO Free stamp sets up to the value of $174.  Plus you don’t pay shipping.  AWESOME VALUE!! That’s $240 of free products.  Crazy!!!   AND any orders you add later you will get a minimum 20% off.  More savings!

Do you feel it is a bit scary to commit though? 

Just a couple of notes that might put your mind at ease.  

– No, you don’t have to join up forever.  You can leave at anytime. 

– No, you don’t have to do parties/classes/sell.  Enjoy all the discount for yourself.  But it’s crazy not to share what you love.  That’s OK though. 

– No, if you leave you are not penalized and you don’t have to give everything back.

– No, you are not on your own.  I am here to help you discover your creativity and encourage you in any way you like.  Plus, Stampin’ Up! provide lots of resources to help you along the way. 

Ask me for more information.

NOW FOR MORE PARTY PANDAS!

I showed the Peekaboo Pandas in last post.  Let me say first, they have had a huge response over on Pinterest.  Lots seems to love those cute guys.  As I was making that card I was lining up the inside pandas in the wrong place.  I didn’t want to waste them as they were still OK.  Just not for the projects I was making.  So I have made up a couple more cards.  I will show you this one and then stop by again next post and I will show you the other one.

I coloured the balloon and the envelope with the Stampin’ Blends and the hat was coloured with the Stampin’ Write markers.  

I added some Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon and the sentiment was stamped on Daffodil Delight and punched with the Classic Label Punch and also punched in Calypso Coral and Basic Black card and layered together.  Haha! I think it is the cute expressions on these guys that melt the heart do you think?

Enough from me today.  Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Jenny

 

PEEKABOO PANDA WITH PARTY PANDAS!

So have you checked out the new Occasions Catalogue yet?  What do you think??  What is your favourite?

What about Sale-A-Bration?? I couldn’t go past the adorable Party Pandas set.  So cute!!  I think it is going to be a very popular choice this year.  Of course, I had to use this set first.  This is one card I made.  I just have to show you it.

I call this my Peekaboo Panda card.

This is a Panel card.  I will explain how to make it further below.

This is the inside of the card.  Not just one Panda! Too cute. 🙂

To create the Panel Card:

1. On the front of the card base: The US standard Card base would measure 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded in half. The Metric size card base is 14.8cm and 21cm folded in half. Cut off at 3cm (approximately 1 1/4″) from the bottom edge.  Put that strip aside for later.

2. Again on the card base measure down 3cm (1 1/4″) from the score line. Cut off at the 3cm mark. Put that section away.

3. Cut 2 strips of Designer Series Paper (this one is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper), just slightly smaller 2.6cm (approximately 1″) wide and 14.4cm long (In imperial make it slightly smaller the the width of your card base).  Adhere these one to the top section of the front of the card base and then one on the small strip that was cut off.

4. The panel for the stamped section is cut to your desired width you like. My piece measures 10.5cm by 6cm (or about 5.5″ x 3″). Stamp your image you like. This is then matted on a slightly larger card piece 6.4cm x 10.5cm (5.5″ x 3 1/4″). I used Daffodil Delight for this. Then I matted this on to another card piece slightly larger again 6.8cm x 10.5cm (5.5″ x 3 1/2). I used Marina Mist for this piece.

5. The first strip you cut off from the base that you set aside lie that down on your card base so the bottom of the strip aligns with the bottom of the back of the card base. You won’t glue this down. Position your stamped piece that you have completed which has been adhered to the coloured card mats. This will be positioned to the left of the card base so the bottom edge lines up with the bottom edge of the card base and the top edge lines up with the top edge of the card base. To adhere this piece you will put adhesive on the back of this stamped panel ONLY at the top and on the bottom.

6.  To stamp the Panda in the right position on the inside, lay your Whisper White card mat in place inside.  Then mark where the right hand side edge of the panel is in either pencil or just by noting the placement, then open the card base and stamp your Panda in the right place.  I will be honest it did take a couple of attempts to get it right as I wanted the Panda to be peeking in the right place.  Don’t worry I used those “duds” for other cards which I will share at a later date.

7.  Colour your images with markers and add additional stamping where required.  For the balloon, I stamped it separately on Daffodil Delight scrap card.  Then I cut the balloon and raised it up off the card with Dimensionals.

This is the stamp set Party Pandas if you hadn’t seen it.  Isn’t it just the cutest?? AND you can get it for Free with a qualifying order – which is a minimum order of $90.

 

If you are in Australia and don’t have a current Demonstrator you can order in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: 3CH4MBHU   

Thanks for stopping by.  I still have more Panda cards to come.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

FINAL DAYS NOW TO RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS AND FOR THE YEAR-END SALES!

Some important final updates I need to share with you.  So please take a moment so you know what is happening.

STAMPARATUS RESERVATION ENDS TOMORROW!

If you want to reserve your Stamparatus – the YOU-BEAUT stamp positioning tool from Stampin’ Up then do it now.  After the 31st you won’t be able to get one until the new 2018 Catalogue in June.

Head -> HERE to reserve it.  You will need a valid credit card but the amount won’t be debited until the Stamparatus are shipped in early March. NB: The link is to my store, if you don’t already have an account there yet you will need to first.

If you are still not sure about the Stamparatus then check my slideshow I posted on Youtube the other day.  See it -> HERE.

 

YEAR-END SALE ENDS JANUARY 2ND

With the end of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue many items won’t be returning and some are reduced.  You will want to check this out and you might just grab a bargain.  Head -> HERE. While you are there check the Clearance Rack for more crazy reductions.  

When  you order, Please use the HOST CODE: MFJY7AKX

or contact me directly to order.

 

2018 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE AND SALE-A-BRATION STARTS JANUARY 3RD

I am starting to send out the Occasions Catalogue.  Contact me to order your own catalogues.

I hope you are all caught up now but don’t delay on these.  Time is running out.

Jenny