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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Final Wednesday morning class

This will be the last Wednesday morning class for 2017. It is time to get ready for the Christmas celebrations with family and friends. I do hope everyone has a wonderful time over the next few weeks and that they stay safe and come back refreshed in 2018.

This final class is a bit of a mix, birthdays, a technique and sponging.

Final class for 2017

Do you want to join me for this final class?
When: Wednesday 13th December 10am
Cost: $10
Where: Zena's Craft Studio in Wellington Point (email me for the address)

Please RSVP 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.

Monday, December 11, 2017


Today is the day.
Stampin' Up! are offering FREE shipping for 24 hours. It is only on today. Head over to my Online shop and order with my December Host code # VDD6F3ME and get your goodies shipped straight to you. Also by using the host code you will also receive a free gift from me.

If you would rather me order for you that is fine too, just make sure I get your order today.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Free shipping 11 Dec only

Tomorrow, Stampin' Up! are offering FREE shipping for 24 hours. Did you miss out on the last lot of free shipping or maybe you need to order something more. Go to my Online shop and order with my December Host code # VDD6F3ME and get your goodies shipped straight to you. If you would rather me order for you that is fine too, just make sure I get your order on the 11th Dec.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

On trend with Blends

Now that Stampin’ Blends are available Stampin' Up! is cranking out the orders as fast as they are coming in!

I have been playing with them for a few weeks now and I love them.

The cards featured here were created using the same four shades of blends. Once you use the blends and discover their artistic nature, and how fun they truly are to use, you’ll want to buy them in every colour!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paper Christmas Trees

I don't know about you but I always seem to have heaps and heaps of Designer Series Paper on my shelves. I am trying to be creative and use it, instead of hoarding and admiring it.

I was inspired by one of our Paper Angels team members trees, Liz had used our Annaul Catalogue for one of them and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper for the other. They looked so good on our display tables recently at our Charity events.

DSP trees zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

 Well I was wandering around Pinterest and other Demonstrators blogs and I have found a fantastic way to use up the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper very quickly. It was created by one of the demonstrators on the Stampin' Up! Artisan team. Dani Dziama is a US demonstrator from Michigan and I love her work. She has created these great Christmas trees and also given us all the instructions. 

Here are the gorgeous trees and the link to her page to get the instructions. Guess what I might be up to in the next few days!!

Paper Christmas Tree Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Could this be any cuter? The Be Merry Kit produces beautiful rosettes with all materials included in the kit to create 12 designs. You will adore this kit and the ease with which you can make ornaments, gift tags, d├ęcor, and more. How thrilled will your family and friends be to receive these.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stamparatus reservation window 6th December is open

Did you miss out on the Stamparatus reservation window ? Well today is your lucky day, you can reserve your Stamperatus today, yes right now.
You can do this through my Online shop and reserve your new tool. There is no payment taken until it is shipped. So what are you waiting for, go get it!! I am.

Take a look at the video below and listen to what Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! has to say about this new tool.


Stampin' Up! is offering a reservation option for this new tool. Retail Price–$85.00 AUD

In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information. Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Tags & Trimmings

This week Stampin' Up! have a brand new video featuring the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits™ Dies! This bundle is a must-have for all holiday crafting. I've seen it used as an Advent Calendar by some of the clever demonstrators. How cool would that be? Watch the video and then tell me how you’ll trim your own stockings! If you would like to order the Tags & Trimmings bundle contact me and I can place an order for you, or shop Online using my December Hostess code.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tag! You're it...

Tag, You’re It!

Christmas is nearly upon us. Have you got all your pressies sorted?
These gorgeous tags are quick and easy to make and who doesn't want quick and easy right now. This Merry Little Labels bundle is fabulous for tags but I have made some great cards using it as well and the Everyday Label punch has had a true workout.

If you would like the bundle or maybe just the punch I am happy to place an order for you or go to my Online shop and get it shipped straight to your door. Don't forget to use the December Hostess code so that I can send you a gift.

***This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After 2 January 2018, it will no longer be available.

New Hostess code

How did we get around to December so quickly? Are you all ready for Christmas? I'm running a little late on buying the presents but thankfully I have made all my Christmas cards.

If you are planning on purchasing anything from the Retiring list, clearance rack or the catalogue, don't forget you can do this through my Online shop and if you use this december hostess code I shall send you a thank you gift at the end of the month.

December Host Code VDD6F3ME

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The projects

These are the wonderful projects we did at the workshops. Which one is your favourite? I love the Waterdrop card, but then I really love the cuteness of the Pizza box. Leave me a comment and tell me what is your favourite.

Christmas Card Workshops

Our yearly Christmas Card Workshops are now over, the last one was up at Cooroy. It has been well attended at all events and we have managed to raise a lot of money for the Footprint Bereavement Program. I now have breathing space to show you all the projects we made and a few of the displays. However before I do that, I would like to explain what it is we are doing these events for.

When a baby dies, the parents and their families world is turned upside down. One of our team members world had done exactly that some years ago. She had lost three babies and I can only imagine how heartbreaking this was. One of our ladies suggested we should hold a fundraising event for the hospital where she had lost her babies in their honour. It allowed her babies' footprints to be preserved and presented in a nicer way. So that's where the team decided to start.

Each year since 2008 the annual Paper Angels Christmas Card Workshop takes place. These workshops raise funds to purchase and supply Footprint Cards to the Hospitals Bereavement Program. The Mater Mother's Bereavement Support Program is provided with the materials they would need to ensure footprints of those babies who don't make it home be made into special footprint cards along with name plaques, to allow families to honour and cherish their babies.
Teaching the staff how to stamp the names and footprints and share with the staff how important these footprints and name plaques are in helping grieving families heal.

Our Charity Christmas Card workshops raised money that allowed the Paper Angels to put together a box full of materials needed to complete the treasured footprint card for the grieving parents. We also needed to make sure that the hospital always has a supply on hand.

These annual events now raise funds to supply many more hospitals, with  lovely backing cards and supplies for names and footprints. These hospitals are Mater Mothers, Redlands, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped by attending one of these days and buying raffle tickets. I hope you can see that by doing so you have made a difference in someones life.

Also a heartfelt thank you to all of the other Paper Angels that work tirelessly to put on these events or to take part in the assembling of these cards.

Each person received the Hearts come Home for Christmas in their goodie pack, along with all the projects ready to assemble.

Of course, these days give us a great opportunity to show off other samples, especially along the Christmas theme. These are our samples for inspiration from a few of the events.

Friday, December 1, 2017

My first Christmas Card

After a hectic but lovely last two months of Charity Christmas Card workshops for our Footprint Bereavement Program I was thrilled to receive my first Christmas card. The lovely thing about this card is that it is from a friend and fellow demonstrator, Leisha Ward and it is using the stamp set that we used at all the workshops, Hearts Come Home Bundle.

I haven't had time yet to post all the projects we made, so keep watching this space. However I did want to show you what my beautiful Christmas card looks like. How clever was she to make this into a bauble, the gold foil shines through the stars. I just love it and my photo doesn't do it justice, it is so pretty. Looks like I'll have to get a jiggle on and start sending some out soon or Christmas will have come and gone.

Hearts come home zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

What a beauty

The Season Like Christmas Stamp Set is perfect for stampers who want the flexibility to create something simple and cute, while also having elements that lend well to a more intricate or advanced design when they are really in the elaborate crafting zone.

This is a layered set that can be used to create dimensions within your card. By stamping the trees in darker and lighter shades, you can create a forest wonderland, as in the sample above.
Whether you use all the items and make a detailed and extravagant card, or simply choose your favourite to make an understated gift tag, you are sure to end up with a beautiful and festive creation.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wait for it!!!

To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, Stampin' Up! are offering a special 24-hour flash sale on 27 November, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th.

I will provide more information on this flash sale, later in the week.
Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!

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