Monday, 20 October 2014

Tone-On-Tone For My Team

Hi There Friends

Last night I got together with my Team and we had a wonderful meeting - complete with the creation of some gorgeous cards.  After all, that *IS* what we like to do best when we are together!

Silver-On-Silver Version

In addition, my Team members brought some cards as part of a Challenge that I had given them and believe me - they *absolutely* lived up to the Challenge.  But that is tomorrow's post.

For today, I wanted to show you these 2 gorgeous cards we made.  Well, rather, these were my sample cards and my Team all made the silver version for themselves.  I heavily borrowed from a card I saw on the Hearts' Delight website from almost 2 years ago - we just changed up a few things to make it current.  But believe me, I am a big fan of this tone-on-tone metallic look.  Brushed Gold and Brushed Silver are 2 of the most beautiful cardstocks we sell if you ask me.
Gold-On-Gold Version

And there isn't much you can do to ruin any card made using Lovely As a Tree.  STILL one of my most favourite stamp sets of all time.


I will leave you with the pictures of these two beauties, but I'll remind you to check back tomorrow when I'll post the pictures of cards my Team Members made when I Challenged them.  Believe me when I say you really need to come back tomorrow to check them out!

Until then, I hope everyone's week is spectacular,    
God Bless,   
~Cynthia    <><


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Friday, 17 October 2014

Founders Swap - Shimmery Pines, the Video!

Hello Friends
Shimmery Pines (Founders Circle Swap)

Its is easy to create lots and lots of these gorgeous, Shimmery cards

I have been tickled pink  and on cloud nine for the last few weeks.  Ever since I returned from Founders Circle in Utah in September I have been getting tons of e-mails from all over Canada and the US with people asking me how I made my Founders Swap card - the super shimmery Ornamental Pine card.

The short answer is - it is super easy.  Just Versamark and Iridescent Ice embossing Powder.  But if you really want the whole scoop, take a few minutes and watch the video I put together for you.

To be honest, I wanted to make a video of this card anyhow, but the huge interest in it meant that I needed to make it sooner, rather than later.

So here it is folks.  Enjoy!
And have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Curvy Keepsake Olaf!

Good Mornin' Stampin' Friends

I just couldn't wait to show you one of the projects that my club members will be making tonight!

Pinterest is filled with ideas created using the Curvy Keepsake Box, and today I am adding in my own creation.  

Olaf, everybody's favourite snowman, from the movie, "Frozen".  My own daughters, although they are all teenagers, were quite smitten with this little creation and have decided they each want one to themselves!

I hope my club members are as happy with him as my girls seem to be!  

And, of course, there are 3 gorgeous cards to make at club this month too.  A shaker card and 2 that use sponging and glitter to maximal effect.  Yes friends, that *is* my Founders Circle swap card that club members are making this month!!  And the Shaker card (Jennifer Gulch) and Blue Pines (Evelyn Wood) were 2 other swap cards I received at Founders Circle.  They are gorgeous and I thought my club members should get a chance to make them for themselves!

If you'd like to join us as a guest, just ask.  Wed, Fri and Tues night from 7-9 pm  (Oct 15, 17 and 21) or Saturday morning form 10 till noon (Oct 18).

I hope you'll consider joining us to make these beautiful cards.  And Olaf too!  In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your week and God Bless,     ~Cynthia     <><

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Weekly Deals - They Just Keep Coming!

Hey there Stamping Friends

More weekly deals.  25% off these fantastic products!!  Contact me to get yours!

Hope everyone enjoyed their (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday!
God Bless,          ~Cynthia           <><

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Job #1 Meet Job #2

Hello Stamper Friends

I had so much fun tonight - because I got to use my "Creative Job' to help with my "Regular Job".  You see, tomorrow night there are 3 different couples that my boss needs to thank, and as the Executive Assistant, it fell to me to purchase the bottles of wine that will be gifted to our hosts.

I decided to go one step further.  Each recipient will receive a hand-made Thank you card with their bottle of wine.  And notice the cute little wine tags on the neck of the bottles?  I had a blast tonight combining various shades and textures of gold so that these tags would be just right for the bottles (and the people) they were created for.

I can see how Job #1 and Job #2 might overlap a wee tiny little bit sometimes, don't you?

At any rate, I'll be back tomorrow to fill you in on the specifics - but for now, I wanted you to have first crack at seeing what fun I had last night!
Wine Bottle Tag #1

Wine Bottle Tag #2

Wine Bottle Tag #3

Hope everyone is looking forward to a glorious day!     ~God Bless,      ~Cynthia   <><  

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Stars With Depth

Hi There Friends

An awful lot of you took the opportunity this week to double-dip and capitalize on both Stampin' Up!'s deal on inks and paper and envelopes, and my Birthday Celebration offer of FREE Shipping.  My offer stands for one final day (since my birthday week only ends at midnight tonight, Oct 7) but the Stampin' Up! deal is off the table - sure hope you got all the goodies you wanted before the deals disappeared!

Of course, if what you want is one of the 25% off items on sale this week, then you are in luck because if you let me know TODAY, you will still qualify for FREE shipping on your order!  And did you know this silver glimmer paper happens to be one of the Weekly Deals this week!?    Woo hoo.  I am ordering mine today!
Weekly 25% off Deals

Ok then - back to the reason you come to my site - cards, cards and more cards.  At our Team Meeting a week ago I showed my friends how to create this simple but classy Star card - and from the reactions of my Team, I'd say the card was both a hit - and uncomplicated enough that it remained "fun" to create!  And one of the wonderful features of this card is that the leftover silver pieces you generate can be used to replicate this pattern on a second star base.

This card is so easy but oh-so classy.  Some punched-out stars along the top edge, heat embossing of silver powder at the bottom, five carefully placed silver glimmer paper stars to draw your attention to other areas.....all quickly assembled add up to a pretty impressive little beauty.

And you know - Christmas isn't *that* far away!....

Hope everyone has a beautiful day to look forward to!  God Bless you all.     ~Cynthia     <><

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