KELLY’S STAMPING FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BLOGHOP!

Today we have a very special Blog Hop celebrating the lovely Kelly Kent’s Birthday.  She wanted to get some stamping friends together and share our creations with you.  How exciting! I have to say though it is a little overwhelming.  What to create …  It had to be a birthday card of course.

You would either be starting here on your hop or you have just come from Siobhan’s blog -> HERE.  So come and join the Birthday Hop.

Today I am sharing with you a Fun Fold card,  It’s a Pop Out Swing Card. I have made a few versions of this card (see one HERE), but this one is a teeny tiny version.  So cute!  It stand about 10cm (4″) high.  I have used the gorgeous new set available early this month, the Love What You Do stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.

Don’t forget a matching envelope for this card too.  Made easy with the Envelope Punch Board.

The beautiful paper and colours makes this a gorgeous project without too much to it.  That Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon is just so soft and gorgeous too.

The Frame on the front of the card is made with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The sentiment inside is from the Southern Serenade set.  The leaf stem on the inside is cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits.

You can continue on the Birthday Blog Hop now and pop back again later to get the instructions link.  You will find the instructions for this card on Amanda’s blog -> HERE.

 -> -> ->To continue on the Hop. Click on the ‘NEXT’ image, or you can Head on over to Kathryn’s Blog by clicking-> HERE.

If you get lost, then you can follow the list below.  Thanks for hopping along.  See below the list too for the link for a second round of Birthday Blog Hops happening at same time.  So many wanted to share in the Birthday love that 2 groups were needed. 🙂

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen

 

***For Group B of the Birthday Blog Hop you can go to a different post on Kelly’s Blog -> HERE to follow along. 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #25 – PUNCH/DIE GUIDE!

Wednesday’s come around so quickly.  It’s time for another Wednesday WOW!. Do you like these each week?  I would love to know what you think and if you have any tips, ideas that you would like to see here then please drop me a comment.  I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday’s WOW! #25 I have a useful tool for you.  I use this a lot in my stamping and thought I would share it with you.

This is my Punch/Die Guide.  

They are black tags which I have punched or diecut labels or small circle shapes.  Each one is labelled with what they are.  I have it handy hanging above my desk.  When I have a sentiment to stamp I use this to see what shape or size would suit best.  You can just lay the shape over the stamp to see.  Just a note: On the photo above I have it positioned over the front cover of a stamp set.  That’s fine if the sentiments are at actual size.  Just be aware of that.  If they are different you can position it over the stamp itself.

The tags are strips of Black card.  They measure 7.5cm wide by 12cm long.  (approx. 3″x 5″).  You can make them any size you like.  Punch a hole in the top of each card so you can loop the tags through a clip.  Each year I update this with the current punches and dies.

Hope this is helpful.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

SOME RETIRING PRODUCTS REDUCED NOW!

Select items from the retiring list have been reduced.  Some amazing savings to be had! 

It won’t show up too clearly in the table below but read on for some specials and you can view them on my online website too -> HERE.


These are some of my favourites.

I love the Sweet Soiree paper.  You will want to grab that at $14.70.  The Myths and Magic Glimmer paper is really sparkly and at $13 is a great price.  The Christmas Stocking Thinlits will be great for Christmas.  Plus don’t miss the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I use this so much for those special occasion cards and Sympathy card.  This is 30% off now.









LOOKING TO ORDER??

The Retirement List (=Last Chance List) and the Clearance Rack can be viewed online NOW. 

**See both lists (all items with images to make them easy to see)
AND to Order in my store Head -> HERE.  

This week’s Host Code when ordering online: HBMR929J

OR

Order by emailing me directly. 

Don’t delay with these.  They won’t stay around long,

Jenny

ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE NOW!

YES! It’s that time.  The 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue starts on June 1st.  There is SO much gorgeousness inside.  There really is! I would love you to see it and have your own copy.  Yes, you will be able to view it online BUT there is nothing like flicking through the pages AND you can’t stick post-it notes on the computer screen right!!. 😉

If you are an Australian resident AND you don’t have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator to take care of you then grab a copy from me.

ORDER YOUR CATALOGUE:

Head -> HERE and fill out the form

OR

You can email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Jenny

 

JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK!

So I have done it! I have finally made a Facebook group just for you.  Of course you can see my projects I share with you here but why not join me in my own little group where I will not only share what I am up to BUT I hope to inspire you and encourage you in your own crafting.  I will keep you up to date with all the Stampin’ Up! news and it can be a great place to ask questions and share ideas.

Do you want to know the most exciting part?

You can join in ‘Share a Card Sunday’ where it’s your turn to shine. Sundays is the day for you to share your own creations and get cheered along by everyone there.  It is a positive group so don’t be shy.  Occasionally we will have giveaways too.

So come and join in the fun.  Head to my Facebook group -> HERE and ask to join.  

I look forward to welcoming you there.

Jenny

SELECT CATALOGUE PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE AS SALE-A-BRATION CHOICES!

As if Sale-A-Bration isn’t exciting enough but Stampin’ Up! keep on giving!  Just announced: Stampin’ Up! have released some new choices for Sale-A-Bration AND they are catalogue products.  Check them out.

As already for Sale-A-Bration there are 2 levels of products.  Level 1 is for orders from $90 (green circle choices).  Level 2 are orders from $180 (orange circle choices).  I know the products aren’t too clear in this image but you can see them in the catalogue.

So have you stocked up on your cardstock and ink?  What about the reinkers for the retiring incolors?  Throw in some adhesive and you are at least at $90 before you get to stamps and dies.  As a bonus you choose something for Free!

In Australia?  Head to my store -> HERE now.  Go shopping and then choose your Sale-A-Bration item.  If you want to choose one of the above items you will need to use the item numbers on the image above.  As they are a little hard to see, drop me a message or comment to ask me.

If shopping online Please use the HOST CODE:   UUDCYQDV 

OR

You can contact me directly to place your order.

Thanks for shopping with me,

Jenny

ANOTHER MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH WATERFRONT!

Yesterday’s post I mentioned that when I first get a stamp set I check out Pinterest.  Is that your first port of call too??

What I have found with the Waterfront set is that inspiration is all around you.  (Well, it is with most creativity isn’t it?)  But with the Waterfront set you start to see the landscapes differently.  On this card I was inspired by a photo on our computer log in screen.

For this card I simply stamped to get a feel for how they can work together to create a landscape.

Do you think it looks like the setting sun over the mountains?  Hope so anyway.

The sentiment is from Confetti Celebration and I wrapped some Linen Thread around the stamped piece.  The card base is Garden Green.

Thanks for watching.  We start to get a little more artistic with this set tomorrow so be sure to check in.

Jenny

***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

IT’S A WATERFRONT WEEK!

All this coming week I have some fun projects for you using the Waterfront stamp set.  I have been playing with this set this past week and there is more to this set than you might think. I hope you will join me this week as I share projects and tips to create with this set.  I can’t wait to share them with you.

It all culminates next weekend with my WATERFRONT WOW! class in the studio for my local peeps where we will be creating some special projects in class.

So be sure to stop on by this blog.  If you haven’t subscribed already be sure to click in the tab in the right hand column so you don’t miss out.

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For my Local people.  Here are the details for the WATERFRONT WOW! Class.  Be sure to book early as places are limited on this one.

WHEN: Friday 9th March at 10am OR Saturday 10th March at 2pm.

WHERE: In my studio in East Corrimal (Wollongong).

COST:  $20  BYO: Scissors and adhesives.  $5 extra to use my adhesives.

Here is a sneak of the projects we will be making.

 

***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

Thanks so much

Jenny

 

 

A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH THE EPIC CELEBRATIONS SET!

I was going to share these cards with you as part of a Bloghop tonight BUT I was too busy making the cards and fussing around with other things that when I came to register for the Bloghop I found that it was full already.  That’s a bit disappointing. 😦  It doesn’t matter big time really I guess.  I can still share them with you.  I hope that you like them.

The theme for the Bloghop was colouring.  Stampin’ Up! have a great number of choices for colouring with the Inkpads, markers, Blends, Watercolour Pencils and now the Brusho Crystals.  So many choices what should I do?? I am no way an expert in colouring but I have been trying my hand at it a bit recently.  I decided in the end to go with the Stampin’ Blends.

I used a technique you might have seen around a bit.  The Black Magic technique.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.  It’s colouring over White heat embossed images.  You can use pencils or the markers.

STEPS TO  CREATE YOUR BLACK MAGIC CARDS

Of course you can use a multiple of colours for your images but I thought for this particular image one colour worked better.  I made a set of cards in 4 different colours.

To create it:

1. First stamp your image on black card in versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to help reduce the little stray specks. 🙂

2. Allow to cool slightly and then colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I went over the image twice to intensify the colours.

3. I coloured some of the White Organza Ribbon with the Stampin’ Blends to match and layered it on a strip of the Silver Foil. The sentiment was stamped on the coloured card and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that was raised up with Dimensionals. 

4. The black card was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil.  TIP: cut the centre from the foil so you can use it for something else.  It is only getting hidden after all.  Before you adhere this piece to your card base stamp your card base with the “earphone” image in the set in the same colour as the card.

This Epic Celebrations set is one of the free choices for  Sale-A-Bration.  Have you got your set yet?  It’s great for the young teen cards.

So I hope you like this “epic” set.  Thanks for stopping by.

I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned.

Have a good night,

Jenny

 

 

 

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