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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Should I Join Stampin' Up!

This is a question that I asked myself many years ago. When I finally made the decision I realised it was the best thing I could have done, I only wish I had joined during Sale-A-Bration. Let me tell you why Sale-A-Bration is the very best time to join.

During Sale-a-Bration, you receive two bonus stamp sets of your choice, as well as choosing your own starter kit, made up of anything you want.

For my two Bonus stamps I would go for the more expensive sets, because these are the ones that you always put on your wish list but are always out of reach.

I would choose Letters for You photopolymer stamp set $85.

Then I would choose either the Butterfly Basics clear stamp set $63

or the wood stamp set Flourishing Phrases $85

That is $148 or $170 worth of product for FREE!

So what could you choose for your Starter Kit? You can choose $235 worth of product. Let me presume you are new to Stampin' Up! and may need some basics to get you started.

Stampin Trimmer $50

*Full 12" cut or score
* 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade included

Bone Folder $12

Card Stock

Whisper White A4 card stock $15.75
40 sheets, with an ultrasmooth surface ideal for stamping, so you get clean, crisp images.

2017-2019 In Color Card stock $14
20 sheets, 4 sheets each of 5 colours

Soft Sayings Card Kit $61.00
This kit contains the Soft Sayings Stamp Set  (15 photopolymer stamps), a clear stamp block, 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes, die-cut accents, A Stampin' Ink Spot, Baker's Twine, washi tape and Stampin' Dimensionals all in a giftable kraft box.

You can make 20 cards – 2 each of 10 designs using your choice of adhesive * Refill Available


2017-2019 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads $47.50

Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad $10

Snail $10

Stampin' Dimentionals $6

 Mini Glue Dots $8

That's a total of $234.25 and you have only paid $169, as well as get the 2 free stamp sets, so all that would total either $382.25 or $404.25 (if you chose the 2 most expensive stamp sets) and then there is FREE shipping. So there you go, a very good reason to join as from then on you will get 20% off all your orders.

Don't forget that you can choose ANYTHING you like for you starter kit and free stamp sets.  I have only suggested what you may want it is fully customisable for you.

The joining offer runs all year but the two extra stamp sets are only during Sale-a-Bration which runs till the end of March.  If you are interested in joining, you can jump online and click this link to join my team.

And of course if you have any questions please fell free to email me at or phone me on 0402441964.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Blossoming Basket Bundle

Have you watched enough videos yet? Well I hope the answer  is "no" as I have a few more scheduled and I am thoroughly enjoying them.

Just when I thought I had all the Sale-A-Bration Freebies, Stampin' Up! have come out with some more. Maybe I'll just have to stock up on some card stock and adhesives to qualify for this bundle. This video shows you another bundle and here is the link to the newest release of free items while Sale-A-Bration lasts.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Borders and mitres class

Our Wednesday and Friday class was all about types of borders. They don't all have to be straight lines. We masked, mitred and stamped three different borders.

Sponged to create border zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This one, the border was created using a mask. We ripped a piece of paper into an oval shape. Sponged outwards with Melon Mambo, Basic Gray and Old Olive. The sentiment from Picture Perfect stamp set was stamped inside the border in Basic Gray. The bow was Old Olive seam binding ribbon.

thank you zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Half the class did the Old Olive and the other half created this Thank You card using Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Two lovely cards and very easy to create.

Free sale a bration stamp zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

I had my grand son in mind when I created this card. He is mad on music and either is listening to music through the headphones or playing it himself on his guitar. I was very excited to see this Free stamp set among the Sale-A-Bration items.

The border on this one was created after first stamping the wood grain with Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake card front. Crumb Cake strips longer than the card sides, were sponged and then partially adhered on all four sides (corners were not stuck down). Each corner was then cut from outside corner to inside corner, this forms the mitre. It was then sponged and stuck down.

All the images were embossed with copper and then coloured with our Write Markers. The knob that is holding the earphones was created using a pearl that was also embossed with Copper.

borders  zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Finally the last card, the border was stamped down the side with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I love this set and I'm so glad it will be in the new catalogue coming out in June.

Painted Harvest stamp set zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Monday, March 5, 2018

Wednesday morning class

This class is about borders. Let's see what we can do with 3 types of borders.
This class is on twice this week, to cover numbers. Do you want to join me for this class?

border technique zena kennedy stampin up demonstrator

Wednesday 7th March 10am
Friday 9th March 7pm
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP which class you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits.
Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Clearance Rack

We all tend to forget about the Clearance Rack during Sale-A-Bration, but we shouldn't as this would make getting a 60% bargain even better. Not only would you be getting your clearance rack at a reduced price but if you spend $90 you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item as well. Plus if you order online using my hostess code for February which is 6XVQX4KR you will also get an extra gift from me as a Thank You.

Take a look and see what is on the rack, I know the Acorn punch above is a must get for me, as I can see a Gumnut project looming!!

Friday, March 2, 2018

March hostess code

Wow where did February go? I hope it was a good month for you, I had a birthday and a visit from my youngest daughter who lives overseas, so mine was great.

If you are wanting to order online here is the hostess code for March to use. Also as a thank you for ordering online you will receive a gift from me.

Do you recognise the stamp set I have used for this hostess code? It is the Perennial Birthday stamp set that goes with the gorgeous Perennial Birthday Project kit. If you haven't see the video I posted a few days ago here is a link back to the page, it is such a lovely set.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits

Did you know that you can earn the Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits Dies for FREE when you make a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Watch this video and be tempted!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #3 Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique

I've been waiting patiently for Video #3 to come out, and here it is. Another video to whet your appetite. I can't wait for mine to arrive in mid March and I can try out some of these techniques.

June is just around the corner and you will be able to order your own Stamparatus in our new catalogue that comes out in June.

Friday, February 23, 2018

A total eclipse of the cards

Did you enjoy the Stampin' Up! video on the Eclipse technique? Here is my take on this technique.

The Eclipse class was so much fun, we made 3 very different cards.

eclipse technique, zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This card was created using our Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. We stamped the image first, coloured it with an Aqua Painter and then cut out the ovals. The small oval was then adhered down and the other raised up. What do you recon?

eclipse technique card, zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This card we used the Sale-e-bration Celebrate You Thinlit Dies, these are the FREE items you can get during the Sale-e-Bration promotion. The "YOU" was cut out once in the Designer Series Paper, and then again twice more in Pool Party. These pieces are used instead of dimentionals. Sponging around the shape gives it that extra pop!

eclipse technique large letters, zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Finally we stamped using the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set and then cut out the "THANKS" using the Large Letters Framelits Dies. It was then raised up with long strips of dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Eclipse Technique video

Our class this week was the Eclipse technique, for those that have never heard of this before, here is a video presented by Brandi from our Stampin' Up! office. Stay tuned to see the cards we made using that technique.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Perennial Birthday Project Kit video

Another great video put out by Stampin' Up! I am loving the inspiration, how about you?
Stock the delightful box contained in Stampin' Up!'s Perennial Birthday Project Kit with birthday cards you make yourself, and you'll never forget to send a birthday card again!

The kit includes components for making 16 birthday cards, 4 each of 4 designs, plus the box to store them in.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Wednesday morning class

The class this Wednesday morning will be trying different versions of the Eclipse technique. It seems to be a very popular technique at the moment and I have been playing with a few options.

Eclipse technique zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Do you want to join me for this fun class?
When: Wednesday 21st February 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP which class you wish to attend, so that I can prepare all the kits. Please bring your ‘basic kit’ to each class. This includes a paper trimmer, tape runner, double sided foam tape, multipurpose liquid adhesive and scissors.

* If you are a beginner and do not have a kit, there will be kits available for sale.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Vellum 3 ways

Have you ever tried Vellum? I love what we can do with the thicker vellum. It allows you to emboss, both heat emboss and dry emboss. We did both in our Wednesday morning and Friday evening classes.

Vellum embossed card and sponged zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This gorgeous card was created by running the vellum through the embossing folder, turning it over and sponging on the back. We started out with the softer pink all over then, sponged a centre in a darker shade, lastly we rubbed a dark Fresh Fig right in the centre.

The shape was then cut out following the embossed edge. It was then adheared to the front of a Whisper White card with our multipurpose Tombo glue.
Here is my tip on gluing on vellum: Run the Tombo all around the edge of the vellum and then sponge or rub with your finger to spread the glue. This works a treat and you can't see any glue.

Vellum embossed card with copper zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This card, we embossed with copper. The secret of heat embossing on vellum, is to always warm up the heat tool first and then start heating the back of the vellum before directly heating the front.

Vellum embossed card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Finally we dry embossed the vellum and this time we used the vellum as the entire card. Of course because you can see through the vellum, all panels need to have the oval adhered to hide the glue.

So what do you think? Why not try making your own, I'm sure you and the recipient of the card will love it.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Technique Series - Watercolour Shadows & Highlights

Using an Aqua painter and the stamp pads as a palette, you can watercolor and create shadows and highlights.
I am really enjoying looking back over these videos, I hope you are too. This Watercolour Shadows and Highlights Technique video is probably a favourite

Friday, February 16, 2018

Technique Series - Rock and Roll

When I was shown this technique many years ago I was so excited. The Rock and Roll technique is a great way to add a variation of colour to your stamped images.

I made so many of my Christmas cards using this design.

Rock and Roll zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

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