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Friday, July 28, 2017

Fun with piggies

I know we live in the Sunshine State but when winter hits Brrrr it gets cold. The weather has been so cold and family have not been well so it was time to have some fun and bring a little sunshine into our lives. So our Wednesday class was dedicated to having a bit of FUN.

First we needed a bit of sunshine and a reminder of summer. The Watercolour Words was perfect for that. Not only the Just for You sentiment that we stamped in the middle with Early Espresso ink, but also all the cute little images. Sunglasses, suns, thongs, bucket and spades with some splatters for good measure. We prepared the card by sponging in several colours randomly around the edge, this one used Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo and Berrmuda Bay. The images were then randomly stamped using Early Espresso. The thongs were stamped again and cut out. These were then added with dimensionals.

blue version  Words zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Popped on some Melon Mambo spots.

close up of thongs Watercolour Words zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Then out came our cute This Little Piggie stamp set.

The base card we embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. The piggies were stamped with Early Espresso. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the correct placement for the top one. Such a handy little tool. We used the Vertical Greetings stamp set for the sentiment. Mounted this on Melon Mambo and then on to the base. You can barely see it but we water coloured the sky and popped in a couple of clouds from the Piggie stamp set.  Pretty cute ey!!

This little piggie stamp set zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Then our final card, we masked the centre of the card with a circle and stamped the base using the Hardwood Stamp set. We then sponged and put in some clouds on the piece we had masked. The window was cut out of Crumb Cake using the Circle framelits. Piggie was stamped on a piece of Whisper White and sponged. We coloured his ears and snout with Blushing Bride. He popped in behind the window and his body trimmed away. The window went up on dimensionals.
We cut 2 Hello's one in Early Espresso and one in Crumb Cake. The Early Espresso is made to look like a shadow behind.
The Friend sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. You just had to squeal with delight with this one don't you recon?

Awesomely Artistic zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

After the class was over I wanted to make another beach card for a friend. This time I wanted a bit more Melon Mambo to come through. This is how it turned out. Which one do you fancy the top one of this pink one?

Watercolour Words zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Scrapbooking a different way

Since I have become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I have met some wonderful people, the team I belong to is named the Paper Angels and what Angels they are, they are kind, sharing and so talented.

One such Paper Angel is our very talented Kathy Dudley. She would disagree with me, she is so shy about her talent. She has just created a lovely card for her son for his 21st birthday.


It is a double tri shutter card. On the front we have the gold foil paper forming the birthday greetings and the 21 from our Large Number Framelits. Then take a peek inside and see the real beauty of this card. A walk through the life of her son.

Partly open, look at that cute little boy on the left and a handsome young man on the right.
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Fully open, what a wonderful trip through this young mans life.
I think she is a very talented lady, she has made something that I think her son will cherish. This is scrapbooking in a very different way. So what do you think?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bonus Days promotion reminder

Do you remember last years first ever Bonus Days promotion that was offered around this time last year. It proved to be such a hit, that it's back again, perfectly timed to allow you to take advantage of the new Annual Catalogue.

To take part you will need an email address as the coupon is emailed to you.

So what is all this about?
During the month of July any purchase you make and every $90 increment (before shipping and handling) will earn you a $9 coupon to redeem against products of your choosing in August!

  • Spend $90, get one coupon. 
  • Spend $180, two coupons are yours
  • Spend $270, you'll get three coupons, as well as Stampin' Rewards 

It's a great way to make a dent in your new catalogue wishlist, as well as stock up on some free dollars to spend next month too!
Don't forget !! Coupons are delivered via email, so make sure your email address is correct, if you order online.

I am happy to put in your order, all you need to do is contact me.


Ho, ho, ho! Christmas in July joining promotion

Christmas in July promotion zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

Don't panic though, being a demonstrator does not mean you have to go out and sell or have workshops and parties. When I joined I only wanted the 20% discount. So let me tell you about the promotion, because it is the best I have seen.

Only for the month of July if you join you get $235 of product for $169.
Also Stampin' Up! are giving an extra FREE gift.  The Essentials Gift Pack it includes our Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks and a Bone Folder.

You are looking at $86 of FREE product.

Christmas in July promotion bone folder zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion clear block zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion clear block zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion grid paper zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion paper snips zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator, Christmas in July promotion snail adhesive zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator,

So what do you think? Pretty darn good I recon, but that's not all...

Also, Stampin' Up! are including the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue for FREE ($35 value!). Lucky you I don't even have that one yet.

So do you need any more convincing? Would you have spent $169 on your crafting needs this month? If you answered YES then, contact me or just go online and use the Join Up link.




Sunday, July 16, 2017

Let's be silly Wednesday card class

Why do we want to be silly?
Everyone I talk to seems to have a story to tell about a loved one having a hard time this winter, this winter seems to have brought out some awful colds and flu. I felt it was time to bring on the sunshine with a little silliness. So these cards are all about having fun with paper and ink.

Do you need a bit of sunshine therapy?

Let's be silly card class zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator
 If you would like to attend this class and make 3 fun cards, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When:Wednesday 19th July 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.

Retiform fun

The Retiform technique is not for everyone, but I actually love it. I suppose because it brings a little bit of creativity into the equation.

We had a great Wednesday morning cad class and made some lovely cards that were all slightly different. We started out a bit differently, instead of creating one card at a time, The Retiform base was created first, a little bit like a one sheet wonder but this time it was a half sheet wonder.

This was the sponging and masking part done. We used Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.

Retiform technique zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This was the stamping part done, I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. This was the base completed for 3 cards. Some of the ladies used 2 different stamp sets and decided to cut their card first and then stamp.

Retiform technique base zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The first card was layered on to a pice of Crumb Cake and then on to Soft Sky base. The happy Birthday came from the Happy Birthday thinlits die, which is part of one of the bundles that I couldn't resist.

Retiform technique happy birthday zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The next card was layered on to Soft Sky and then layered on to the Whisper White base. The sentiment Let's Celebrate was stamped onto the banner stamp that is sadly retired. It was the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

Retiform technique lets celebrate zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Finally the last card, it was mounted on a Crumb Cake base. The little strip of Soft Sky was run through the Woodgrain embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped in Crumb cake and then layered using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

Retiform technique just for you zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The cards that everyone made were so individual and I loved what they all did with them. Here are some of them. Aren't they just so unique?

Retiform technique just for you by Pat zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Retiform technique just for you by Astrid zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Retiform technique just for you by Bev zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Retiform technique just for you by Nikki zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Get the Look You Want with Naturally Eclectic

Naturally Eclectic suite

Check out Stampin' Up!s latest projects using the versatile Naturally Eclectic suite. I'm loving this suite for all of its fun pieces you can layer to create varied looks from pretty and floral to eclectic and bold. And don’t forget the suite’s remarkable coordination with pieces such as the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays they used on the Missing You card. Look at the variety of samples using this suite, and check out the project ideas they’ve provided above!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Wednesday morning technique class

Goodness, has a week gone by already?

I am very excited about this next class. I have been seeing a lot of images on the Retiform technique. This Wednesday morning class will be using this technique, with a twist.

retiform card zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

If you would like to attend this class and make 3 gorgeous cards, please let me know as I need to prepare the kits.

When:Wednesday 12th July 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.

Last Wednesday class reveal

How remiss of me I had thought that I had already posted the cards we made last week. Sorry about that friends. Here they are now, better late than never hey!

As I didn't have time to organise a catalogue launch this year I decided that this class would be like a mini launch. So we tried out the sponge brayer and a new embossing folder on our new glossy card stock.

Sponge brayer zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

We used the Petal Burst embossing folder, then softly ran over it with our sponge brayer. Layered it on to Smokey Slate, tied a Melon Mambo knot.

sponge brayer zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

The new Happy Birthday thinlit was cut out of Smokey Slate and adhered to the front.

Happy Birthday  zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

Looks great in Landscape as well...

petal burst zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

We then tried out our Embossing paste and one of our new stamp sets for the balloons, Happy Birthday Gorgeous I am loving the Lemon Lime Twist card stock too.

 Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

We also used the embossing paste again, this time colouring it with Daffodil Delight ink refill, then added our very popular daisy. The daisy was punched out twice and then sponged with daffodil delight.

daisy punch zena kennedy independent stampin up demonstrator

This stamp set and punch has become the most popular bundle from this catalogue.


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