Hi and welcome to my blog. This blog is about me as a person,my life, my family,
my Stampin' Up! business and most importantly my personal creative journey. So I hope you enjoy having a look around!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Two Step Stamping Class

CLASS - The Two Step

Im holding a class using Stampin’ Up!’s Two Step stamp sets.
There is only so much you can show in a workshop setting and there is soo much more to show in a class…

Two Step stamp sets are so versatile there are so many ideas to discover.
I particularly like the floral Two Step stamp sets!!!

Class Details

You will make 3 cards complete with hand stamped envelopes
And also a beautifully decorated tin with 5 love notes inside complete with hand stamped envelopes as well.

I will also be showing you how to make the most out of our stamp
positioning tool - the Stampamajig. There are several other techniques you will also learn involving blender pens, stamping off and stampinwrite markers.

Friday January 16th 2009
(registration and payment by the 9th January please)
11am - 2pm (sandwiches will be provided for lunch)
7pm - 10pm (light refreshments such as tea, coffee, biscuits, dips etc…)
My Place
(I will let you know my address details when you contact me)
$20 per person
Spaces available per session - 5

Registration and payment will have to be received 1 week before the class No Exceptions. Refunds are not given. If you do pay but cant make it on the day/night I will send you a kit with instructions (Kit contains cardstock and ribbon only no stamps, adhesives or accessories)
in the mail.
Please Email Me if you would like to sign up for this class. Remember also my offer of booking and prepaying for 5 classes and getting the 6th class free!
Look forward to hearing from you
Jaz xox

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wishing everyone a Very
and look forward to sharing my love of all things
STAMPIN' in 2009
Much Love Jaz xox

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ive won something!!!! (which hardly ever happens lol)

Hi everyone

I feel pretty privlaged because a lovely lady by the name of Twilla (isnt that a pretty name by the way) has given me this blog award... you can visit her great blog HERE !

The rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate 5 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

The 5 people I want to give this award to are...

Lisa - I really love Lisa's sense of style and flair check out her seasonal plate inserts they are amazing.
Sarah - My Upline I love Sarah her Fresh and Funky ideas are worth checking out.
Jen - Jen is such a hoot and talented to boot I love reading her blog entrys.
Ellen - I love Ellens blog it has some really sweet projects on it. She also has a heart of gold!
Makeesha - Makeesha is such a talented lady. She has some fantastic ideas. I love browsing her blog.

Recieving this award has really topped this past week for me. I appreciate everyone that comes and visits my blog and those who leave comments for me it really lifts my spirits so thank you!!!!
It was also really hard to just pick 5 blogs to award because I visit so many blogs that are trully amazing. I feel privlaged to be a part of a sensational group of Stampin' Up! Demos

Jaz xox

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Craft Fair Wrap Up

Hey Everyone
Been wondering where Ive been and what Ive been up to??? Well Ive had an extremely busy weekend and Ill tell you all about it!!!! First as you know Ive been preparing for a Craft Fair... Sarah , Tracey , Chantell and myself have been very very busy little bees getting ready for our time in the spotlight lol. We got together once a week for about a month and a half creating, stamping, preparing our wares for this event. It was really great working with these talented girls... Here is a pic of our stall all set up. I think it looked quite smashing myself...

We had a make and take table which is on the left behind the card display where we did make and takes and also demonstrations. This was pretty successful for us as it drew a crowd and got people interested when they were walking by we always had something going on.

These next three pics are just a close up of our display...

Here are some of the things I made for the craft fair...

The tags on the little boxes above reads "Box of Candy - Card Candy that is!" I had fun making these.

Some cute ribbon bookmarks

And some sweet glittery seahorse card candy on some seaweed from our Summer Minis Ocean Comotion Set!

It was also my birthday on Friday night and after the craft fair I held a bash at a great pub down in East Victoria Park. The Balmoral is an excellent place to have a function the food was delicious and the service is exceptional...

Here is the cake that my sweet mother in law gave me. It was so delicious...

I took this pic at home the next day of my decorations my friend Lauren organised for my birthday arent they cool their huge lol...
I was thoroughly spoilt on my birthday and just want to thank everyone for coming and celebrating my 30th with me *hugs*
Jaz xox

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Summer Mini

Its Here! Its Here! The delicious new Summer Mini Catalogue. It is an irresistable collection of gorgeous stampsets, designer series papers, ribbons and much more. Check out the link on the right hand side..... Im in Love!!!!

Jaz xox

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ive been a busy busy bee

Well Hello
Sorry if I have not posted in a while. Ive been quite busy of late but Im still here!!! Ive been preparing for a Craft Fair with 3 other girls these past few weeks I have a pic to show... these are some giftbags Ive been working on to sell at the fair... I finished them off last night.

We have made all sorts of other creations for the craft fair come down and have a look...

Oh wait a sec Ill scan the flyer in........

I actually went to the July Craft fair they had. It is a really unique craft fair not like others that I have visited. I really enjoyed this one a lot, there was so many unique and inspiring stalls there. So dont be shy come down and have a look on Saturday the 6th which is one day after my Bday YAY!!! Im gonna be trashed on the Sunday. On Saturday after the craft fair Im holding my 30th down at a local pub!!! But I couldnt decide between the two craft fair - 3oth bday bash - craft fair. Oh well Ill do both :)
Anywho we will be having Make and Takes, Demonstrations, things to sell ect.... Im sooo excited cant wait!!!
Jaz xox

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas workshop

Hi everyone
Well here are some projects I did at a couple of workshops recently...

A gift bag, gift tags and a card...

This gift bag above was so easypeazy to make we were shown this by Derek from Stampin' Up! Perth Regionals. One 12x12 sheet of DSP no cutting just folding and sticky strip. I chose to use Holiday Harmony DSP, Always Artichoke & Whisper White C/S. Holiday Wishes stampset. I created the flower using Bud Basics and the Pretties Kit and Purely Pomegranate and Always Artichoke Inks. I used Mellow Moss ribbon with antique brads for the handles.

These tags above were quite easy as well. The colours I used were Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Kraft. The stampsets I used Sanded, Fun and Fast Notes and Greetings Galore.

This card above we all made together the colours I used were Garden Green, Ruby Red, Whisper White for the C/S. Old Olive Ribbon. Old Olive, Garden Green, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa Markers. Many Merry Messages, Sanded and Lovely as a Tree were the stampsets that were used. I used the sponge dauber to blend the colours on the tree after we used the markers to ink the stamp up. I love the effect it created and everyones tree turned out so different it was great.
thanks for looking & hope you are having a great week!
Jaz xox

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Hi People

After the success of my Embossing with Markers Class (which I really enjoyed) Im going to start Running Classes once a month starting in January. They will be different each month focusing on things such as techniques, use of products, scrapbooking, alterables ectera... I will post the details on my blog about each class 3 weeks before hand. Registration and payment will have to be received 1 week before the class no exceptions. Refunds are not given. If you do pay but cant make it on the night I will send you a kit with instructions (Kit contains cardstock only no stamps or accessories) in the mail. Here are the dates for the first 6 months for my classes...

Class Details may be subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances
All classes will be run on on a Friday night at 7pm ( may be subject to changes)
Class prices will range from $20 - $25 with class numbers ranging from 3 -5 people
If you book and prepay for 5 classes you will get the 6th class for free
The Classes will be held at my home

January 16th $20
The Two Step - Learn how versatile our Two Step stamp sets can be

February 20th $25
Ride the Carousel- Learn how to make funky projects out of our gorgeous Carousel Notes

March 20th $20
Wheely Special - Learn how to use our Stampin Round Wheels

April 17th $20
The Boss - Emerging Colour - Another great embossing technique

May 15th $25
Alterables - Learn how to make something different

June 19th $20
Punched - Learn how to punch and not get into trouble

Well thats it so let me know if you are interested. You can email me directly or leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.


Jaz xox

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Baby Baby

Well Good Afternoon Everyone

I have some great news! My Dear Friend Daenushia and her Lovely Husband Gavin welcomed a little bundle of joy into the world at 4:23am Saturday the 8th of November. Little Abbey Jean came into the world at 7 pound 2 Ounces a healthy little thing and gorgeous to boot. Im so excited for my friend after a not too great pregnancy and altogether rough ride into the world she is finally here safe and well. Congratulations to all three!!! I have a picture of the little bundle so here she is not quite 2 days old...

She is sooo pretty and sooo tiny apparantly sleeps a whole lot as babys tend to do...
I made them a card aswell so here is my contribution to their happy event...

I had so much fun making this card I just knew exactly what I wanted and it came together well.
Daenushia was my Maid of Honour at my wedding and is a great friend to me. I just love her to bits and am overjoyed and wish them all the best *hugs*
Jaz xox

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Embossing Class

Hi there
Well I held my embossing class a couple of weeks ago. Had so much fun!!! We made these four cards...

The first one we made was this Cristmas Card

Colour Scheme Not Quite Navy, Handsome Hunter, Real Red and Bashful Blue
Stampsets Loads of Love & Accessories
Accessories Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Eyelets, Cropodile, Paper Piercer, Stampamajig
We coloured our little ute stamp with stampinwrite markers, stamped on whisper white then versamarked then embossed with clear embossing powder. You cant really see in the photo but the red ute is soo shiny!

The next card we did was this one below

Colour Scheme Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel
Stampsets Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Sanded
Accessories Round Tab Punch, Ribbon, Stazon, Aqua Painters, Water Colour Paper, Stampamajig
Stamped ute with Stazon then used versamark and clear embossing powder to emboss the ute dabbed spots of clolour on the utes body then dragged the colour with tthe aqua painters to make this cute little rust bucket. We then stamped friends for the long haul which I think suited it to a tea!

Thirdly we made this card

Colour Scheme Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Stampsets Always, Tres Chic
Accessories Ribbon, Spring Fling DSP, Stampamajig
We inked up our birdie stamp with the stampinwrite markers then clear embossed over the top. Super easy!!!

Last but not least this card (whereis the other three above are my own designs the one below is from the lovely Sarah Klass)

Colour Scheme Old Olive, Rose Red, Blush Blossom
Stampset Always
Ascessories Ribbon, Sponges
Embossed birdie with versamark and white embossing powder then coloured in the little flowers on the birdies body with Stampinwrite markers also sponged around the edges of the card.
This card was what started the whole embossing with markers class idea. We also stamped our envelopes to match our cards all in all is was a great night the girls loved the carrds they made and I think came aout a bit more confident with stamping and use of some of the tools and accessories which was fantastic.
Jaz xox

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Ribbon Club!

Love Ribbon?
Doesn’t it just finish your project off!!!

Here’s your chance to have every colour
in the grosgrain range for $65

This offer will include:

2.2Metres of the 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon

Basic Black
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Pumpkin Pie
More Mustard
Apricot Appeal
Pretty in Pink
Real Red
Bravo Burgundy
Elegant Eggplant
Night of Navy
Tempting Turquoise
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Mellow Moss
Always Artichoke

2.2 Metres of the 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Bravo Burgundy
Real Red
Regal Rose
Brocade Blue
Certainly Celery
Old Olive

1.5 Metres of the Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Bashful Blue
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
There are 3 spaces left in this Ribbon Club
So Contact Me today to reserve your space!!!

Jasmine Hicks
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Mobile: 0422 029 579 Email: jazzystamper@yahoo.com.au
Website: jazzystamper.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Finally some Scrappin!!!

Well Ive finally got some 12x12 scrapbooking pages to show yall... I had to wait to put these up because they were for the quarterly Klass Act Team Day I went to yesterday. I prepared 20 pages of 1 design, 4 different colour schemes for the girls to scrap phew... Its great to get together with the girls we also did some card projects that two of the other girls had prepared for us, Yay Chantell and Ali! I will post those on here soon. Well here are my pages the lovely girl in the picture is my youngest sister Amy *hugs* (I wanted to show that you can have the same layout for girls and boys but I just slid Amys picture in all of them and the photo matched all the pages which I thought was pretty cool!).

This first one above was the original I came up with. The colours I used were Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate and Pretty in Pink. I also used the One of a Kind Stampset and Berry Bliss DSP.

The second one above is using the exact same colours as the first one but I just changed the colours around.

This third one above was my take on a boy page so I used Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow. This time using the Wanted stampset and Outlaw DSP.

Last but not least for a boy page is the Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow combination also using the Wanted stampset and Outlaw DSP.
I had a lot of fun doing these and was pleased with the result.
Thanks for Looking
Jaz xox

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jaz's Stampin Habitat part 3

Hi everyone!!!

Well here is the last of my pics from my Stampin Habitat....

So heres my hubby putting the screws in under the desk apparantly the glass/chipboard panels hold the desk up with only 2 legs to support it, its pretty sturdy. It was a bitch to put in so we are glad that bit is over and done with lol.

Starting from the left of the doorway is my craft cupboard we lugged in aswell...
I keep my stampsets and ink on two of the five shelves.

Now these 2 beauties are my biggest bargain buy I have ever gotten. They are metal structure with white plastic containers with matching lids the bigger ones underneath are 12"x12" size. They were on sale for 30% off originally $99 down to $79 then when I got to the cash register they came up as $16.95 each well I wasnt going to argue. You have never seen me walk so fast out of a shop lol. so I got $200 worth of storage for $30 they are well used and very much appreciated!!!

So here is my actual workspace there is a bit more room on the desk on the left but I didnt fit that into the picture but what I really love is my cardstock storage solution on the right all my A4 cardstock fits in this nifty contraption.

Last but not least is my computer workstation with my beloved printer I {heart} my Canon. And this is where I sit and surf the net, work on my blog and other general things that you do on computers...
Well thats it. It was a huge job and my house was turned upsidown but all is back to normal now thank goodness!!! So this is where you will usually find me.....doin me thing.
Hope you have enjoyed my story.
Jaz xox

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mums Bday

Hi everyone

Ive got a card to show! Ive made it for my Mums Birthday which coincidently is also our 1st wedding anniversary 14th October. We werent able to see her before this so we are going up to see her 2morow. Im making her a strawberries and cream sponge cake also. Anyways here is the aforementioned card...

The colours I have used for this card are Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky. Stampsets are Sanded, Fabulous Flowers and the Cherished Memories rubons I also used the Pretties Kit and Styled Silver Hodge Podge and the beautiful Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon.
I really enjoyed making this card. I love the fabulous flowers stampset how you can layer the flowers is really cool.
Jaz xox

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jaz's Stampin Habitat part 2

Hey everyone
Update on my Stampin Habitat. So I got everything out as you can see...

and bought some nice organza curtains to brighten the room up

You shouldve seen my poor house all the stuff that I had in this room filled the loungeroom, kitchen, laundry, Pete and I's bedroom, the hallway and my old craft room. I could not believe how much stuff this room could contain. Definatley the right time of year for a SPRING clean.

I love and hate spring I love all the flowers the cute little duckling that hatch all the new life that springs forth and the warmer weather. What I hate is the Allergies that I get this time of year. I suffer even with medication. And to top it off Ive got a bad cold aswell and Im celebrating my first wedding anniversary this weekend so Im extra stuffed up and sick Arrrrghhhh. Oh Well what do ya do....

Anyways back to the room here is a quick pic of us trying to fit the rather large desk into the room.

I know I know it doesnt look like a desk and Ive had to cover my lovely curtains but in the next part of my stroy Ill show you but you'll have to wait coz I gotta go pack...
Jaz xox

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Simply Sent

I held a workshop at a lovely lady's house on Saturday and I demoed some of the cards I created below. Stampin' Up! is running a World Card Making Day promotion at the moment. 20% off of our beautiful Simply Sent kits. I chose to feature the Simple Delights Kit as it is one of my favourites. So here is a pick of the original kit designs...

and here are the ones I created to show how you dont have to make the card designs that they give you instructions for. The sky is the limit as I found with this amazing kit!!

I love these kits they are great for the beginner card maker and advanced cardmaker alike. They are a quick and easy solution if you want to make a beautiful card and you dont have a lot of time or if your new to it then the instructions are soo handy. The cardstock is all precut, the adhesives are all there, the embelishments are all prepackaged and best of all the stampsets are diecut YAY!! On the back of the instruction manual they even have a product replacement list so you can restock your kit. If you want to check these great kits out click on the catalogue pic on the right hand side and click to pages 12 to 14.
This special World Card Making Day promotion is only available till 11th October so be quick and grab one today.
PS The Kit comes contained in the cutest polka dot box. Sweet!!
Jaz xox

Friday, October 3, 2008

Jaz's Stampin Habitat, (The place where a person or thing is usually found...)

Hi Everyone

Im going to be posting a series of photos over the next couple of weeks. I'll give you a bit of background first. We used to live in a 4x2 villa (4 bedroom 2 bathroom) but with the rental crisis in Perth at the time they jacked up our rent so we moved but we could only find this cute little 3x1 (3 bedroom 1 bathroom) house. Soooooo fitting a 4x2 house worth of belongings in a 3x1 house was always going to be difficult. Dont get me wrong I love this little place although I sometimes feel like a sardeen. We have a beautiful little garden out the front and it feels so cosy and safe but you know... Any who We have 1 room for our bedroom, 1 room to act as a store room and 1 room for my craft room that actually became another store room. Consequently our wee loungeroom became my craft room. We finally became sick of not having a designated area for my crafts soooooo here is where this story begins. I decided to swap my craft room over to the store room because it was bigger and my dear boss gave me a huge bank desk for free.

So this is what the room looked like before...

This was taken from the door way and is between waist and chest high. That is actually a king size single bed on the other side of the room behind the fan. I know I know we have alot of stuff the other room wasnt much better lol.

Keep you updated...

Jaz xox

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Boss

Hi all

Ive decided to start offering classes. There is only so much you can show in a workshop setting and there is so much more to show in a class.

The first in my series of classes I am offering is embossing.

Ive called this class THE BOSS mostly because I think embossing is the boss. I love this technique it is so versatile so its going to be separated over several classes. This first class will showcase our remarkable Stampin' Write Markers and how you can compliment your embossing with them.

THE BOSS Class Details
You will learn 4 separate embossing with markers techniques
You will make 4 cards using above learned techniques to take home
You will hand stamp 4 envelopes to match above mentioned cards
There will be a display will additional ideas for you (bring your camera if desired)
There will also be tips and tricks to make your embossing life easier
There will also be light refreshments such as tea, coffee, buscuits, dips etc...

Date: Friday 24th October 2008
Time: 7pm till 10pm
Place: My Place (I will let you know my address details when you email me)

Cost: $20 per person
Spaces available: 5

If you are interested please respond via email by the 17th October and Ill ring you to organise payment and answer any questions you might have.

Looking forward to THE BOSS!!

Jaz xox

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Hi there

Just thought Id post a pic of the little 6x6 scrapbooking page I did for a workshop recently.

tad blurry or is it just my eyes lol

I used the Always Stampset, Le Jardin DSP, soft sky and very vanilla CS, bashful blue ribbon, styled silver hodgepodge hardware and white and silver embossing powder.
I really enjoyed making this page it was great to do embossing at a workshop.

Jaz xox

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Early Bird

Hey everyone

Look what was waiting for me when I arrived home...It usually takes a week to get shipped to Perth but it came a day early YAY!!!

except for the apron I got that a while ago but the reason why I included it was because of this...

The Stampin' Up! 20th Anniversary Pin. Its a bit blurry isnt it... lol
Im looking froward to a night of mounting stamps woohoo...
Jaz xox

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Swap for Regionals

Hi all

Here is my Swap Card I made for Perth Regionals

I got the inspiration for this card from the following ladies Lynn Larson, Sharon Rogers, Jennifer Einof & Susan Timchak

Stamp Sets - Pick a Petal, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Big Pieces and Flip Flop Wheel
Inks - Bold Brights Stampin Write Markers, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Versamark
Paper - So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Whisper White
Accessories - Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampamajig, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks for Lookin

Jaz xox

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stampin' Up! Regionals

Hi Everyone

Well I went to the Perth Regional Seminar on the weekend. It was fantastic, came away with some exceptional ideas!! Sarah Klass my wonderful Upline did a fantastic presentation. She was so cool calm and collected you did a fantastic job Sarah :) I loved the projects you did. The American guy Derek was soo funny and he had some great ideas too. The other demos that did presentations were excellent also. The other thing that was excellent as well was all the swaps I received. (I will have to take a picture of my one that I did I will post that another time) but here are the ones that I swapped for.

Here is a couple of close ups aswell

Arent they great. I also thought Id post a pic of the beautiful flowers my husband bought me the other day. They are singaporean orchids. They are just stunning.

I will post my swap card in the next couple of days...

Jaz xox