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my Stampin' Up! business and most importantly my personal creative journey. So I hope you enjoy having a look around!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Swaps for Convention!

Well Hello There

I wanted to show you the swaps I did for convention... I did 75 all up. One I donated to Stampin' Up! and three I kept for my portfolio. So all up I was able to Swap 71!!!

Well here they all are...in one glorious neat pile!!!

I did three separate flowers in assorted colours but these next three were my favourite colour combinations

We have the Banksia (which by the way Banksias remind me of The Big Bad Banksia Men from Snugglepot and Cuddlepie an Iconic Australian Childrens book written by the clever May Gibbs)

Then the beautiful Waratah which I believe is NSW's state flower...

Last but certainy not least is the ever delightful Gum Blossoms...

Let me tell ya I was still doing these swaps on the flight over scrunched up in an airplane seat lol! Also the night before the first day of convention in the hotel room lol!!!

Supplies for these cards
Stampset: Blooms Away, Sanded
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Black Stazon, for the flowers I used a combination of different colours including Rose red, Summer Sun, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie amongst many others
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Tafetta & Thick Grosgrain Ribbons
Tools: Distressing Tool
Techniques: Crumpling of Cardstock, Blender Pens and Inks (My blender pens are trashed I need new ones lol!!!)

Thanks for stopping by to look!!!

Jaz xox

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Projects from April Class

Well I have a bit of time up my sleeve tonight so I thought Id show you the projects we did at my April Class. We did Emerging Colour another awesome Embossing Resist technique.

Here is the first card we did...

I loved this card the best..
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Inks: Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Versamark
Embellishments: Elegant Eggplant ribbon
Stampset: Garden Whimsy, Life Definitions
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun
2nd Card...


Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Rose Red Brads
Stampset: Always
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, 1/16 inch circle punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun

3rd Card...

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Embellishments: Rhinestone Brads from the Pretties Kit
Stampsets: Occasional Greetings, Pick a Petal
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Emboossing Powder, Embossing Budy , Heat Gun, 1/16 inch circle punch

And last but not least...

I found this great Diamond Fold card tutorial which I found on Chris Walkers Blog... http://honeyheads.blogspot.com/ she also has a great you tube tutorial aswell.

This is the card folded up

and this is when you take the ribbon off. Neat huh!

I think it looks like a Japanese table lol
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Whisper White
Inks: Taken With Teal, Rose Red, Versamark
Stampset: Eastern Blooms
Embellishments: Whisper White ribbon
Accessories: Bone Folder, Brayer, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
This class was an awesome way of displaying the beautiful embossing technique of Emerging Colour...
Thanks for looking
Jaz xox

Monday, May 18, 2009

May Promotion

Hello There

What a hectic week, actually it has been well hectic since I got back from my trip! Im just popping on to let you know about the fantastic Promotion thats happening in May! Yes there is still time to take advantage of this great opportunity!!!

Picture the Possibilities valid from 1st of May - 31st May


Create new possibilities in your scrapbooking and paper crafting with two great offers!
Buy three packs of select Designer Series paper ($16.95 each) and get one FREE!

Item Page Description
112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper
112470 132 Haiku Designer Series paper
113976 132 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper
112468 132 Sweet Always Designer Series paper
113992 133 Tea Party Designer Series paper
113975 133 Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
113966 134 Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper
112469 134 Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper
112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper
113974 134 Bella Bleu Designer Series paper
113978 135 Urban Oasis Designer Series paper
112461 135 Washington Apple Designer Series paper
112039 135 Windsor Knot Designer Series paper
113980 135 Candy Lane Designer Series paper


Become a demonstrator for only $150 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit!*

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $150 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
Item Code Description Retail Value
112231 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $77.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $36.95
108697 E/Elements Asstd textured c/s (12" x 12") $21.95
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $37.95
*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.
The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:
Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Project Sample Sheet
Recruit Brochures (10)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)

*Paperwork must be received by Stampin' Up! by 1 June.

How awesome is that to join our wonderful family for $150. Please feel free to CONTACT ME anytime for more information.

Look forward to hearing from you!!!

Jaz xox

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Well Hello
What can I say about Convention??? What an amazing experience!!! The classes were amazingly informative. The presentations were fantastic! Gosh we have some very talented girls in Australia!!! The displays were phenominal. A big congratulations to the Aussie and US staff that put the whole event together. It was soooo worth the trip and I hope to go next year too!

Here is the amazing view from our awesome hotel room complete with Parliment House and Hot Air Balloons!!!

Isnt it just picturesque!!!
Here we are on the first day of convention with the awesome stage behind us!

From L 2 R A Klass Act Girls!!!
Jenny, Me, Sarah, Chantell, Ali and Narelle.
We had an Absolute Ball - late nights, gigling fits, various other antics!!!

Here we are doing the Make n Takes which were absolutely beautiful!

I must say the official photographer was amazing if he saw us trying to take group shots he would walk over and offer to take them for us. We all had cameras so he would take a shot with each one he was an absolute Doll!! Thank You Mr Photographer Man!!!

Here we are in all our finery at the Awards Dinner it was just Scrumptious!!!

Arent the flowers beautiful - afterwards they were giving them away so I yoinked a whole bunch of Roses and gave them to my Nanna who I stayed with for the rest of my trip.

And here is our photo with Shelli who is absolutely gorgeous she is such an inspiration and has the most beautifully artist style!

I also won a Sales Award aswell I was so excited I got to walk accross the stage and hug Shelli. Receiving the Award was definately a highlight of my trip!!!
Well thats it for now I will post a pic of my swaps and the other aspects of my trip a bit later!!!
Jaz xox

Friday, May 8, 2009

Product Shares

Well Hi Everyone

Im back from CONVENTION!!! What an experience!!! Im hoping to post my convention highlights early next week! But for now I thought Id let you know about my product shares.

Product Shares are a great cost effective way of getting products that you may not neccessarily think you can afford!!! You might've seen some embellishments or papers and wondered what they look like in real life. This way you can have a taste of a wider range of products at a lower price. So here are the shares Im offering!!!

Embellishment Share
Everyone likes to embellish a little!

You will get a share in the Hodgepodge Hardware, Pretties Kit & Accents & Elements
It is also a very cost effective way to acquire some our beautiful embellishments in the catalogue!!!

For a low cost of $36.50
you will receive 174 pieces from our embellishment range

This will include
24 pieces + 20 brads of Styled Silver Hodgepodge hardware
78 pieces of the Pretties Kit
52 Pieces of Accents & Elements Flower Fusion & Flower Fusion Too

There are 5 spaces available in this share
(if you would like more than one share that’s not a problem)

and the other Share I am offering is....

Designer Series Paper Share
Love paper???
Then this paper share is for you!!!

You will get a share in every piece of Designer Series Paper in the
catalogue to drool over. It will help you see which ones you like the most!!!
It is also a very cost effective way to get a taste of the
new papers in the catalogue!!!

For a low cost of $51.95
you will receive 138 6”x6”sheets of Designer Series Paper.
Please look at pages 132—135 in the catalogue to see the
range of papers you will receive.
(This includes the normal designer range, Sweet Slumber Specialty & Patterns)

There are 8 spaces available in this share
(if you would like more than one share that’s not a problem)

You will be required to make payment in cash or Direct Deposit the amount into my bank account. Once the share is filled and everyone has paid I will put the order through. You will be able to pick them up from my home or if you want them posted to you please call me and I will let you know how much shipping will cost.

Please call me on 0422 029 579 or EMAIL ME for more information.

If you want to have a look at these products please refer to the catalogue on the right ---->
Jaz xox