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under maintenance

They say a change is as good as a holiday, right?? I thought it was time to freshen up my blog and update it. I spent a few hours last night and today changing the look and updating all the information.  It is still a work in progress but it is a good feeling.  Maybe this is following my decluttering of the house. 🙂

If you receive my blog posts as an email or in your reader you wouldn’t notice any changes. Maybe stop by occasionally.  It is always surprising when I visit blogs that I get through email.

You will now find the Page Tabs at the top.  I have a page there for my tutorial posts which is updated often.  There is also pages there on Stampin’ Up! specials and Joining and Party information Plus my Class Schedule.  So stop a while and visit. I always like a comment now and then too.  So don’t forget to say ‘HI’ once in a while. It’s nice to know I am not talking to myself. I do that enough 😉

I am going to be reorganising my Pinterest boards next and update my newsletters. So watch out!!! Have you subscribed to my newsletter? There is a link in the right hand side bar to do just that.

Thanks for stopping by.  Grab a cuppa and have a look around.  I will be back soon with some more inspiration.



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I wanted to share this special card with you.  I made this yesterday for my beautiful daughter Carlie who was confirmed last night.  It is a special day for her as she publicly declares her faith.  I am proud of the beautiful young lady she is becoming.  Just like an emerging butterfly ……. (is that a bit corny??)

Here is the card.  Initially I was CASING a card from Pinterest but it took a different direction.  Sometimes that happens. 😉


The centre flowery image is from ‘I Think You’re Great’.  I haven’t used that stamp set in a while.  I was looking for a flourish type stamp in my collection and saw this set and thought I would dust it off.  I inked it first in Blushing Bride and then sponged the centre with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I stamped it on the Whisper White card.  I had already gold embossed the Congratulations (from ‘Timeless Love’) on the card as I was going to do something else, so I was really nervous doing this BUT hey, it’s just card right.  We can just try again. 🙂  I cut the butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlets in Gold Foil Sheets.

I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base to keep it crisp and fresh.  It just needed some gold sequins on it to finish I think.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day in your part of the world.


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20 percent off

Everybody loves a sale don’t they??? Well, Stampin’ Up! has a great sale on THIS WEEK ONLY!! Receive 20% off select stamp sets between 16-20th November.  Do you want to know what the stamp sets are??

Head to my store HERE and see them.  You can order directly from me or Online from that link. Please use the Host Code: 34RUGMSD

Among the many great sets on sale is the set ‘Celebrate Today’.  This is one of the cards I made earlier in the year with that set.  It is very versatile and great for those birthdays.



good bye Holiday

On another note: The Holiday Catalogue will soon be coming to an end (Jan. 4th).  Many of the products you won’t see again so it’s time to grab those now while stocks are available.

Click on this link and click the link there to open the PDF so you can see what will be leaving us.  SP_HolidayRetiringList_ENG

You can order directly by contacting me or Order Online (This week please use the Host Code: 34RUGMSD)

I hope your Christmas creating is coming along. Let me know if you need help with inspiration for your Christmas cards this year. 🙂


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It has been a while since I have had a good play with my Envelope Punch Board apart from some quick envelopes and gift Card Holders.  What about you????  I came across this really cute flower that can be made with the Envelope Punch Board.  I have to try this I think but I thought I would share this with you first.  I have the video link below for you.  Have a go! If I wasn’t so busy at the moment I would give it a try but I am getting ready to head off on Friday to Melbourne for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event.  This was a last minute decision so things are a little crazy 🙂

Here is the card to give you an idea.  This was created by the clever creators at Stampin’ Up!

EPB flower

To make your own check out this video link.  How cool is this??

If you haven’t got the Envelope Punch Board yet then I would suggest you rectify that.  🙂 You can order directly from me or from my Online store HERE.

Have a super wonderful day.


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Check out these fun products this week!!

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What do you like there?  Have you got the Circle Card Thinlets yet?  They are cool to use.  Check out these cards I have made previously.




If you NEED to order any of these or any other products, you can order directly from me or order Online HERE.



3D projects, cards, Christmas


A couple of weekends ago we had another fun stamping weekend.  These are great opportunities to get lots of stamping done PLUS lots of laughs!!! I thought I would show you some of the projects I made. I think these will be over a couple of posts so be prepared. 🙂 I realised that I hadn’t shown you all the projects from the last one so I might have to get back to that later.  For now, here is some of my creativity from the weekend.

One of my main goals for the weekend was to make some projects to sell at a few upcoming vendor fairs I am doing.  I started off making some bottle tags. These are great for the Christmas period as Wine is a popular gift to give.  Why not hang a tag off your wine gift!


These ones are using the ‘Wondrous Wreath’ stamp set and Framelits.


These ones I have used the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set and the gorgeous ‘Home for Christmas’ paper.

These took a while but they were fun to make.  I found a few different versions and tutorials for these when I went looking.  It all depends on how you want to decorate them or whether you want them longer to fold up the card to make a pocket to tuck a treat in as well.  For mine the card measures 20cm x 6.5cm (8″ x 2 1/2″).  Score your card at 6.5 cm (2 1/2″).  I punched out the circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

I have to say these were the only projects I got made for the Vendor Fairs.  I got a little distracted with some other fun stamping projects. 🙂

After making these tags I had lots of circles punched out.  What is one to do??? Not waste them now!  I used a lot of them on a card.  I had some idea in my head but wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Check it out though.


I laid the circles out on a piece of Whisper White for the card mat.  When I was happy with the arrangement I glued them down and then ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Stars Embossing Folder.  Then I used markers on the greeting from ‘Cozy Christmas’ and cut it out using the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits and layered this onto a Gold Foil tag.  I wrapped around some Gold ribbon and then layered it all on to an Old Olive card mat and then a Real Red card base.

Next post I will show you some more Christmas projects I made.

Stop by again soon,


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I can finally share this project I have been working on the last 2 weeks.  They are all now sent off and reached their destination.  On a Facebook group I am on the call went out for help for a Fundraiser.  I offered to make some little gifts for the goodie bags they would have.  Then the realisation hit – What was I going to do?? I needed 65!!!  After a little pondering I decided to make some little Tea Bag Holders.  I had an abundance of teabags – and lots of retired paper. 🙂

Here is just a sample of some of them.


I used the set ‘Garden in Bloom’ for the little labels on the front.  I thought it was very appropriate for such an event.

Here is just one of them. I will share the ‘how to’ further below.


Opened out I could fit a tea bag, a cute tea verse (see below) and my business card.


Here is the verse I put inside.  I found this on Pinterest.

“When  your  day  seems  topsy  turvy,

And as stormy  as  can  be.

There  is  nothing  quite as  tranquil,

As a nice hot  cup  of tea.”


So here they are all 65 of them packed and ready to go.


So here are the details if you would like to make your own.  There are a few different versions around the internet but these were inspired by a Convention swap I received some years ago.  I adjusted the size so I could fit my business card in and just made them a little differently.  I could get 4 to a 12″x 12″ sheet of Designer Series Paper.


Cut your paper to 7.5 cm x 25 cm     (3″ x 9 7/8″)

Score your paper at 9 cm, 10.2 cm, 11.5 cm and 21 cm.    (3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ and 8 1/4″).

Fold on your score lines creating a “W” shape. (I hope that makes sense??).  The end with the narrowest scored piece is the front flap. Corner punch the corners on this flap.  I used the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch for most of them or else I used the regular Corner punch.  Add a bow to the front flap.

Stamp your greeting and punch out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Add Dimensionals on the back just on the lower section.  Add to the front of your holder.  You can tuck the flap under the top of the punched circle to hold it together.

I hope you like these.  They are very quick to make once you get going.

Thanks for stopping by,


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This was a a fun card I made a couple of weeks ago at our stamping weekend – and using ‘Sprinkles of Life’.  I couldn’t wait to show you it.


Do you like lots of scoops on your ice-cream?? 🙂

How about some more!


Hehe!! The card lifts up. Look at all those colourful ice-cream scoops.  I don’t really know what you call this type of fold – Fold out top card??? I found the idea for it on Pinterest and thought the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set would be great for this.

It is very simple to make.  Cut your sheet of card in half vertically and score in half and then on one side score in half again.  Then fold on the score lines so a “v” shape is at the top – if that makes sense. I hope I have explained it clearly. Then you can decorate the card how you like.  When assembling the card I didn’t really know how many “scoops” I would need and how many colours so I just kept adding to it.  I layed them all out without sticking them down and rearranged them several times.  I didn’t want to have 2 of the same colour when you fold it up. Once I had that sorted it gently slid them off the card and stamped around the edge with the “sprinkles” and then adhered each scoop on top of the icecream cone.

Of course we had to have the bling.  I used Dazzling Diamonds with 2 way glue on each scoop. What a sparkly mess that was!  The sentiments were stamped and then cut with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits. I added a Dazzling Diamond label underneath each of the sentiment labels. Then finished it off with adhesive rhinestones.

You could try this type of card with lots of different images.  See how you go.

Have a great day,



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A quick one for you today.  I recently got the set ‘You’re So Sweet’ which teams nicely with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets.  I did a little perusing on Pinterest – and I will say I CASED this card from Candy at  I love the simplicity of it.  I do like the Mint Macaron too. 🙂


The base card is Tip Top Taupe, the mat is Early Espresso and the top card piece is Very Vanilla.  Now that is a colour I haven’t used in a while.  I tend to just grab the old Whisper White.  This is tied up with some Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim and some pearls.  The heart image in this set is so sweet.  HAHA! That’s why they named it this!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a super awesome day.  🙂

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I have a quick quiz for you today.  Don’t stress I am not going to check your answers. 🙂 Just a simple YES/NO answer.

Now all I ask is that you do the answers in your head or write them on paper.  Do not use a marker on your computer screen.  That might not be a good thing.

Now take a deep breath. Ready??


Do you love Stampin’ Up! products?                     YES  /  NO

Have you read the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue?              YES  /  NO

Do you have a long Wish List from the Current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue?             YES  /  NO

Would that Wish List total be more than $169AUS?           YES  /  NO

Do you love getting together with others to share projects and inspiration whether face-to-face or online?             YES  /  NO

Do you love a bargain?                YES  /  NO

DO you love Free products?        YES  /  NO

Do you love to make a difference in other people’s lives?            YES  /  NO


OK, so how did you go??  Did you get mostly YES’s??

What does that mean??  I think you have what it takes to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Now there is a fantastic offer from Stampin’ Up! at the moment but there is only 3 days left.  Have you read about it??  What another YES!  Join Stampin’ Up! before June 3oth and you receive 2 extra stamp sets for Free! YES, Free!!!

Now you can be from anywhere in Australia.  Find out more about it HERE.   No more questions and you don’t want to waste any more time, then head over HERE to my website and join up now. Do it before June 30th though so you can grab those extra 2 free stamp sets.

I look forward to welcoming you to my JEN’s INK. Team.

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