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!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Birthday giftbag

Hi there

Just thought Id put a pic up of the giftbag I made for my sisters birthday early in January. Amy turned 19 and is the youngest of us three girls. My nickname for my sweet sis is - Little Amy. Just coz she was a tiny thing when she was younger... I love her to bits and enjoyed the family get together we had for her special day!!!

It was so quick and easy to do. I used some retired product such as the Summer Picnic dsp and Blooms diecuts from our old spring mini I also used the new Flower Fusion felt flowers from our current summer mini. Together with bashful Blue Ribbon and brads and some old olive cardstock was thrown in there too. The stampset I used was Cheery Chat. I also made a matching love note card but I didnt take a photo of that but I just made up the same flower and stuck it on the card.

Well there you go. Amy loved it so I was quite pleased!!!

until next time....

Jaz xox

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ride the Carousel Class


I’m holding a class using the beautiful Carousel Notes that you can find in our current Summer Mini Catalogue.
There is only so much you can show in a workshop setting and there is sooo much more you can show in a class…
These gorgeous Carousel notes are sooo pretty and so adaptable you can turn them into anything!!!

Class Details
You will be making 3 different projects (4 items)
2 sweet cards with square envelope
A gorgeous little gift bag
And a treat bowl
I know this sounds weird but bare with me it is soo pretty and has some great uses!
I will also have some other display projects showing you what else you can do with these versatile little notes.

Friday February 20th
(registration and payment by the 13th February 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)
$25 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 for free!!!

Look forward to hearing from you...
Jaz xox

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Two Step Stamping Class

Good Afternoon
I held Classes on Friday to showcase our gorgeous Two Step stampsets. Had a wonderful time showing the girls how to get the most out of these types of stamps. I managed to squish in quite a bit into the time we had (I ran 2 sessions a day class and a night class).
So here are the projects we completed...

I got my inspiration for this card from our summer mini. The stampsets I used were Botanical Blooms and For Father. The main colours I used were Bordering Blue, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip and Confetti Cream I also used Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, So Saffron and Stazon Ink. Twill Ribbon finished it off. One of the techniques used on this card was Stamping Off.

For the card above I used Oh So Lovely and En Francai Stampsets. The colours I used were Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst Regal Rose and Confetti White. The technique I used on this card was Blender Pens and Inks.

This card is my favourite of the three. I used Heartfelt Thanks stampset. The colours I used were Always Artichoke, Rose Red (DSP) So Saffron, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla. I also used Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant inks. I also used Fairytail Ribbon. The techniques I used were Paper Peircing and Inking Stamps with Markers.
Last but certainly not least... from this...

To this!!!

Here is a close up of the finished tin...
and of the love note...

This is one of my most favourite projects I have made so far I think! The Stampsets I used were Wild Rose, Short and Sweet and En Francai. The colours I used were Rose Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron and Always Artichoke. I also used Stazon ink, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two Way Glue Pen and Fairytail Ribbon. The techniques I used were Stamping Off and Using the Bone Folder and Paper Piercing Pad to get a more 3D look to the Roses. (I saw this technique used with the Wild Rose stampset on SCS to see this ladies card click here I thought her card was so beautiful Im glad I found it again so I could show you!!!)
In all the projects the Stampamajig was used to align the stamps correctly into position.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed making these although the tins were quite hard work but they all agreed wholeheartedly that the finished product was worth it!!! Thanks girls I had a lot of fun teaching this class!!!
Until next time :)
Jaz xox

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Card Candy

Hi All....

I just wanted to post a pic of a card I made using some of the sweet Card Candy Seahorses I made for the Craft Fair. Even though I sold a couple of these overall they didnt sell too well. I think it was because people just didnt understand what they were for. So I want to make up samples for my Card Candy so people can see the great uses.

Some great uses for Card Candy are as follows:

You can use it on a card... lol... No really they make a great starting point for a card you build the design of your card around the candy itself!

Embelishments on scrapbooking pages Jazz up that page!!!

Embelishments on giftbags a little extra bling goes a long way!

You can pretty much put them anywhere you like!!!

For the card above I used the Much Appreciated and Ocean Commotion stampsets, Spring Break DSP, black brads, purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon and the colours I have used are old olive, blue bayou and purely pomegranate.


Jaz xox

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Something for me!!!

Hi everyone

I actually did something for me. Yay Me!!! The paper work in my Stampin Habitat was getting out of hand so I decided to buy a leverarch file to keep all my bits and pieces in. This includes stuff like what colours go with our DSP range, information about the classes, templates, tutorials, ideas etc... I though I might pretty up the cover so this is what I did...

The leverarch file itself is very close to our own lavender lace

I used some retired Stampin' Up! products like the Do The Hula Stampset the A Perfect Day rubons from the Spring Mini. The current products I used were the Spring Break DSP. The colour scheme I used where White, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky

I also used the Pretties Kit which I love!!! I sponged the largest and third largest flower in soft sky and the second largest flower in blue bayou. I left the smallest flower white and added a rhinestone brad in the middle.

As the file is always going to be on my craft desk getting used I was able to decorate the front with out fear of it getting crushed. I really thought that was all it needed I didnt want to go overboard. And as a result Im pleased with it!!!

Jaz xox

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

They say lightning doesnt strike twice!!!

Lucky Me!!! Lightning has struck twice and its a good thing Ive received another award this time its from Stephanie over at A Greenville Life (I actually received it on the 9th December but with Chrissie & New Years Im a bit behind lol) Thanks Stephanie Im honored that you chose me!!! I love visiting your blog because you always have interesting things on there be it a yummy recipe, history or your cute projects!!!

Here are the rules for the award:

1. The winner gets to put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs for the award.

Here are the 5 that I nominate for this Kreativ Award: (This is really hard coz there are so many talented girls out there... so here goes

1. Nicole I joined a forum for Aussie Demos and I found this talented ladies blog I really like her style.

2. Amanda is one of my sidelines downlines lol. This girl is a scrapbooking queen, she does some neat stuff including awesome journalling which I suck at!!!

3. Debbie Is another talented Aussie girl I happend across. Debbie has some beautiful things on her blog.

4. Andrea Is another lady I found on the Aussie Demo forum I signed up for. She has a sweet style that I just love.

5. Michelle Last but not least is Michelles awesome blog. This lady is just amazing and I thank her for sharing her brilliant Brayer tutorials.

All these ladies are such an inspiration to me including the ladies I nominated for the I Love Your Blog Award. I thank you all for sharing your astronomical talent and my life is richer for it.

Wishing you all the Very Best for the coming year and I cant wait to see what you come up with in the future!

Jaz xox

Thursday, January 1, 2009

SALE-A-BRATION has arrived!!! & Happy New Year

Wishing you all the best for 2009!!!
Im so excited at the moment as this will be my first SALE-A-BRATION! I just missed out last year! What a great time to to be a Stampin' Up! Customer and an even greater time to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!!! I feel so lucky to be apart of such a fantastic company! Here is why Im soooooo excited and feel soo lucky!!!
Take advantage of any - or all - of these offers!
Select any of the items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure free with a purchase $100 Aud.* There's no limit - for every $100 Aud you spend, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration set! Don't miss the opportunity to own these exclusive sets!
When you host a workshop of at least $600 Aud, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration set in addition to your generous hostess benefits! You'll receive a second set when your net workshop sales reach $1,200 Aud. Get a third set for workshop sales of $1,800 Aud or more!*
Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrastor during Sale-A-Bration and select any set** (value up to $79.95 Aud) from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue free!
*Net sales before shipping and handling
**Excluding Hostess sets
Not only do Customers, Hostesses and Recruits win out so do we as Demonstrators! We also receive these special offers during Sale-A-Bration!!! Along with all the other fantastic bonuses of becoming and being a Demonstrator! Contact me if you are interested in knowing more about becoming an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! It has to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my life I couldnt imagine not being a SU Demo!!!
So Dont Miss Out You'll Kick Yourself lol
Over on the right Ive got the link to the Sale-A-Bration Brochure (underneath our other publications) Check it out...--------->>>
Jaz xox