WEDNESDAY WOW! #15

Something different from me this week for Wednesday WOW! #15.

I don’t normally share quotes or things like this on my blog.  When I was thinking of what to post today this came up on my Facebook feed.  I thought it was very apt and maybe you can relate?

Really I didn’t have to go past number 1! I always compare my work to others. Often I feel it isn’t good enough.

What about you? do you compare your work to others.

Anyway, #2 consoled me. Someone, somewhere will love what you do.

I hope that I inspire someone with projects that I share on my blog here.

 

So hopefully this might encourage you in some way – and remember #5. Sometimes mistakes lead to the greatest masterpieces.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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STAMP A STACK OF BIRTHDAYS!

It’s great having a card on hand when Birthdays come around –  And we all need birthday cards right!

In a Stamp A Stack you create 6 cards.  We will be making 2 each of 3 designs just right for Birthdays These are just 2 of them.

(cards inspired by Vicky Wright and Jackie Bolhuis)

WHEN:  Friday Feb 23rd   10am or 7pm.

WHERE: East Corrimal

COST:    $15 please BYO own adhesives.  $5 extra to use mine.

RSVP:    Wednesday 21st.

Can’t make it?
1) Let’s make another time with you and a couple of friends.

or

2) Order the card kit. $15.  Includes card cut to size. You can substitute the stamp sets.

 

I look forward to seeing you.

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR SALE-A-BRATION!

I mentioned last post of 3 gorgeous new products for the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration.  I showed the beautiful Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have more to share with that paper don’t you worry.  Today though let’s talk about these lovely products.  Also, just a reminder of what Sale-A-Bration is all about.

 

1) Eclectic Expressions – a fun stamp set with spots, dashes and other shapes along with “Happy Birthday” and “Thank you”.  Available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $90.

2) Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Just Gorgeous! 12 sheets of 12″x12″ paper.  3 each of 4 designs with Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Copper embossed patterns.  Available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $90.

If you missed the post yesterday about colouring this beautiful paper then be sure to jump back a post.  Stay tuned for more projects though with this paper.

3) The gorgeous Blossoming Basket Bundle.  With a beautiful stamp set the Blossoming Basket and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  This bundle is available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $180.

What do you like the look of?  It really is hard to choose though isn’t it.

You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices -> HERE.

SALE-A-BRATION UPDATE

Just a reminder of what Sale-A-Bration is if you are unsure.  It runs until 31st March and you get the Free products.  

HOW?

With every qualifying order (either $90 or $180) you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration choices.  
See them all -> HERE.

Step 1: Pick a Date.
Step 2: Invite your friends for a fun time out creating.
Step 3: If you like, choose your projects or theme.
Step 4: Let’s stamp.

It’s that easy!  And if people choose to order and orders are over $400 you can an extra $40 to spend on free products.  Let’s make a date.

If you love the products and love Free stuff this is for you!  Pay $169 for $235 of products of your choice (save $66),  Plus choose an additional 2 free stamp sets up to $174. (Bonus!).  Plus there is no shipping. (saving again).

So $240 of free products PLUS save on shipping.

Come and join me on my JEN’s INK team whether you just want the free stuff, you want the discount each time or you want to share stamping with others.  Either way it’s a WIN!
Ask me if you have any questions or I can send you an Information Pack. (For Australian residents only)

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope your weekend has been great.  Until next time.

Jenny

Need some stamping supplies?

You can order online directly in my store -> HERE. Australian residents only.   This week’s Host Code: 6NRCJVMT
OR
Order by emailing me directly.

BRUSHO CRYSTALS LONG WEEKEND – DAY 2!

What did you think of yesterday’s project??  I have a another project for you today.  

We saw yesterday creating a background with the background.  They are really fun to use them that way.  This is another type of background.  I don’t have a video for this one but I will walk you through it.

CREATING A BACKGROUND WITH THE BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOURS

On this card I have used Shimmery White card and I have added the Brusho to dry card.

On your card sprinkle over your Brusho Crystals.  I added the Brilliant Red in the right hand corner, a small amount of the Gamboge in the centre section and the Yellow on the left.  Use the Spritzer and lightly spritz the card with water. It’s always magical watching the crystals dissolve and the colour emerge.  It’s one of those moments like heat embossing.  Do you feel that?? 🙂

Take your time and just play and watch what happens.  You may want to spritz more or you may want to add more crystals.  The “speckly” effect is created by sprinkling with the Crystals and only spritzing lightly so they are more spots than actually blended if that makes sense??

Leave your card to dry.

Once dry you can assemble the card.  For this one I stamped the flowers from Birthday Blossoms in the corner and the sentiment at the top.  I was going to stamp the sentiment and raise it up and I think I should have done that but never mind it’s more to see the Brusho effect.  I love the thin White Organza ribbon.  So soft and pretty to tie.  The base card is Flirty Flamingo.  It worked out a good match for it even with using the Red on the card.  The bird from Birds and Blooms Thinlits were cut in Silver Foil.

 

Thanks for stopping by for this one.  Come on by tomorrow.  I think I have left my favourite until last.

RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS NOW!

Exciting news! The Reservation for the Stamparatus is now open AND ALL reservations will be filled. Isn’t that great news!!

You will want one:

– if you have a 2 step or 3 step stamp set and want the images lined up well.

– if you would like to re-stamp an image that doesn’t come out well.

– if you have multiple cards to make and would like them the same each time.

I think it is a necessary tool for any stamper!

TO RESERVE YOUR OWN:

Head to my store -> HERE.    Click on the ‘shop now’ tab at the top. Then next page scroll part way down the page and click on the Reservation promotion Tab.

– If you haven’t already set up an account then you need to do that first.

– to reserve your Stamparatus, you will need to add your credit card details. The total will not be deducted until your Stamparatus is shipped to you in early March. The total is $85 + shipping.

– there is a limit of one per person in the Reservation period which is from the 6th-31st December.

– This tool will be available in the upcoming 2018 Annual catalogue.

Now go and reserve your Stamparatus.

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 5!

DAY 5

Today’s project is actually a gift box.  It is always good to have little boxes to fill with chocolates or treats.  This is not a new box for me but I will give you the instructions shortly.

I created the sentiment the same way as I did on the card from yesterday.  You can go back to that post to check it out if you like.  This box was just the right size to add the die cut frame on the top of the box.  The ornaments on the side was added as an afterthought.  It needed something there.  I probably should have thought of that before I assembled the box.  So stamping on this afterwards was a little stressful.  I held a clear block to the back of the panel when I stamped – and held my breath. That is an important stamping requirement you know. 😉  It turned out well not just once but twice.  I was so lucky!!

To make the box:

I designed this box a few years ago now.  You can find the Original post with the instructions in Metric and Imperial on this post HERE. 

Here is the card and the box together to see what a great pair they make. Funky for Christmas do you think?? 🙂

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  And receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

If you would like a free copy of the upcoming Holiday catalogue mailed out to you then drop me a comment.  It will be on it’s way very soon.

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So, what has been your favourite project from this week?? Here is a review to remind you.

I would love to know your thoughts.  Drop me a comment and I am going to pick a random winner for a special prize.

Thanks for visiting me all this week.  Do continue to drop by.  I love you to visit.

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 2!

DAY 2

This card was actually the first card I made using the Carols of Christmas set. I have to be  honest though I am not too sure of it.  I didn’t want to hit you with this one first.  (you might not come back!!)  Anyway, it’s a different style for me.

I have seen a lot of the loopy ribbon and sequin trim behind a sentiment or image block.  I thought I would try that effect.  This is the retired Gold trim.  I don’t have the current mini sequin trim.  I am really not sure of this look though. What are your thoughts??

The sentiment is Heat Embossed in Gold for a little shine.  I matted it on the Gold paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and added a little colour with the mini ornaments in Tranquil Tide, Real Red, and Dapper Denim.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  Always a great thing – and receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CLASS IS COMING TO YOU!

Christmas in July is happening and I am bringing a class right to you in your own home!  You can join anywhere in the world.  Start getting inspired for Christmas.

I will be sharing a couple of Christmas projects and we can chat and have some games.  If you can’t make the time you can still join in and catch the projects.  You will just miss the chatter and the fun.

WHEN IS IT?? Monday 24th July at 7.30pm – 8.30pm (AEST).  

ARE YOU IN??  Come and join HERE through Facebook.  Don’t have Facebook?  I might share some of the projects at a later date – but you will miss the fun.  If you have trouble joining the event through this link please let me know.  I can’t wait to share everything with you.  

HO! HO! HO!

 

IT’S ALL WEDDINGS!

Last week I had a big week making wedding cards.  I had 8 to make all up.  Two were for a family wedding last week and one for a family friend and then Josh has 5 weddings coming up.  Yes, 5!

So I thought I would share them with you.  The lighting is not great for these.  Sorry but I hope it gives you a good idea.

This first one uses the retired Bundle of Love DSP. I had a small piece left which I thought would work a treat AND one last little embellishment.  The card base is Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is from Rose Wonder.  The ribbon is the Very Vanilla Satin ribbon retired also. I cut a leaf spray in Sahara Sand and in Vellum. This was for our nephew’s wedding.

This one I made for my Mother In Law to give our nephew (her grandson) as she was unwell to make a card.  The hearts are from Sunshine Wishes cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Rich Razzleberry card. The sentiment and the little swirly flourishes are from Floral Phrases.  The main colour is Rich Razzleberry and I used some Rich Razzleberry Cotton ribbon (retired).

I made a couple of these ones below in Sweet Sugarplum using Sunshine Wishes and Floral Phrases again. This time the sentiment is from Rose Wonder.  I have used the retired Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

These next 2 I made the same.  I made 2 in Island Indigo and 2 in Crumb Cake. These cards were inspired by an idea on Pinterest.

To create this card:

I cut the flower (from the Rose Garden Thinlits) from the Whisper White card and then embossed it with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This piece was adhered to the card mat (Crumb Cake or Island Indigo.  Then I adhered the Die cut flower on to the card and adhered the whole piece to the Thick Whisper White card base.  I cut a leaf spray from Crumb Cake (or Island Indigo) and also with Vellum.  The sentiment is from Rose Wonder set.   On these I added a little bow with either the White  Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread.

Perhaps Linen Thread is not considered very elegant for weddings but based on a number of the invitations that Josh has received they are quite often very rustic in the crumb cake colour or with doilies and/or tied up with twine. So I think these were well suited.

Hope they inspire you for your next wedding cards.  These will get me by for a couple of months!!

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

A SPECIAL CARD IN A BOX!

I know we’re in the midst of the all the excitement with the new catalogue but I just have to share this project.  I know it is using retired products now but I thought you might still like to see it.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a special baby card for her new grandchild.  At that time she didn’t know what the gender was and requested it to be Teal Green in colour with splashes of red. I knew the family as well so I wanted it to be pretty special.  I recreated a card in a box that I made some time ago.  You can see that original project HERE. That card in a box has been repinned 3.3K times on Pinterest so I thought it might just be “good enough”. 🙂

The only paper I had to match the Bermuda Bay card was this retired paper.  I can’t even remember the name of it.  I just found a few scraps of it in my retired paper box. Lucky!!!

I dug out my ‘Something For Baby’ set too from my retired box.  That was lucky too as I don’t have any new baby stamps as yet.

So enough of the chatter.  Here it is.

I used Watermelon Wonder which matched. (Grabbed that out of the retired box too!).

I realised I didn’t get a photo of the left side flap.  That had little booties in Crushed Curry and I tied teeny, tiny bows in White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment is from ‘Baby Bear’ – yes! That is current! I probably could have used that but Baby Bear was a bit big for the box.

Well it was very well received and I can tell you that baby Phoebe arrived safely last week.  She is very gorgeous and they were all delighted and fascinated in the card.  It can be displayed on the shelf in the nursery for some time to come.

Thanks for indulging me.  Back to current products in next post.

Jenny