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, 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