Thursday, 29 January 2015

My Incredible Team Strikes Again

Hello Friends

I have said it before but it bears Team is incredible.  Truly and absolutely remarkable!!
Dianne R - love how she used the designer paper as an awning!

Lynn CG - such a great way to think outside the box!
I began January (and this entire year) just a little bit sick.  Ok, maybe a whole lot sick.  You know how it is, a cold that you just can't seem to shake.  Lingering coughs and difficulty taking full breaths  And a bit of fog on the brain!   :)
Janet B(u) - such a striking use for this pattern
Janet B(r) - loving the multi-coloured embossing

Well, I had fog on the brain all right.  Big Time!  And as much as I loved the new Adventure Bound designer paper stacks, I just could not seem to wrap my head around how to use them on a card.
Val V - hard to believe this card uses the exact SAME designer paper as the 2 above, isn't it?

So I did the next best thing - I challenged my Team to use them on a card!  I selected a handful of local demonstrators and gave them each a piece of the DSP and asked them to turn it into a card.  And once again, I am totally in awe with what they came up with.
Sylvie - what a perfect use of this DSP.  Elegantly masculine I think
Lynn L - ingenious.  Hearts pinned to a textured background.  Love it!

Why don't you judge for yourself?
Pretty imaginative, aren't they?  And me?  I am totally humbled.  I would *never* have thought to use some of these patterns this way. These ladies ROCK!

I sent them all away this month with yet a new card challenge and I cannot wait to see what they do with it!  One of the best parts of Team meetings is that they share their imaginations and creative minds with me and inspire me!  Love my gifted Team.  Lots and lots.

Hope you are all enjoying your week and are looking forward to a wonderful weekend.
God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Sunday, 18 January 2015

CASing Shelli Gardner

Hello Friends

Today I just had to show you the Thank You card that my customers will be receiving from me when they place an order during the month of January.

Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?

Shelli Gardner - the founder and CEO or Stampin' Up!, designed this card and showed Dawn Griffith how to make it, and I just had to CASe it since I loved it so much!

The new Butterfly Basics stamp set does all the hard work in this card.  Just some extra sponging and splattering for effect.  Each of the cards is a bit different.  And each of them is gorgeous.

What do you think?  Are you loving it too?

Remember - place an order with me during the month of January and you'll receive one of these too!!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  God Bless,   ~Cynthia    <><  

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Bokeh Anyone?

Hello Friends

If you have been paying attention to the internet at *all* you will have noticed that the Bokeh technique has really taken off.  And since it is so 'on trend', I wanted my club groups to get a chance to learn this technique.

So here is one of the cards we will be making at club this month.

I just love the Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon combination of the sponged background.  And the punched circles add to the overall Bokeh effect, don't you think?

Once again, I'll have to keep this short.  But I am looking forward to helping many of you re-create this card over the next little while at club.  Will you be joining us?  You are always welcome....just let me know!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.  God Bless,

~Cynthia    <><  

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

"Herd" You Missed Me?

Hello My Friends and I am sorry I was gone for so long.

No explanations today and no long-winded post as I am pressed for time.  But here is a quick card using the new "From the Herd" stamp set.  I also used the new Bouquet BigZ die and the Hardwood stamp to create the picket fence  LOVE how that turned out!!

Hope you like my little creation.  Hope to get back into the swing of things for tomorrow.

Til then - have a wonderful - if very COLD day!

God Bless,

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Painted Petals Quick Sneak Peek

It's almost here Friends!

January 6 the new Spring Occasions catalogue goes live.  And the Sale-A-Bration catalogue too!  So many gorgeous stamp sets!!

I am still with my kids on vacation at my parent's home so not much chance to stamp or play (I did leave my entire stamp room at home in Ottawa, 6 hours away....),

But here is an easy card for you.  New stamp set (Painted Petals - LOVE this one).  New embossing folder (Spring Flowers).  Old framelit (Apothecary Accents - an oldie but a goodie).

Enjoy.  And I will "see" you again soon.  God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Butterfly Thinlits Sneak Peek and a Video - Using Dryer Sheets to Remove Confetti Bits From Diecuts,

Hello Friends - I am SO EXCITED to show you this video!!
Easily Diecut and clean up Intricate designs, like this Butterfly

Karen Burniston came up with an absolutely brilliant way to use dryer sheets to quickly and easily remove all those annoying leftover confetti bits from a framelit or thinlit after you have cut your cardstock - and I tried it using our new Butterfly Thinlits (which you can order beginning January 6, 2015 when the Occasions Catalogue goes live)

And it works!!

It is so easy and so fast - I just KNEW I had to let you all know about this fantastic technique.  Watch the video and see just how easy it is.

I hope you enjoy how fast and easy it is to clean-up even intricate diecut images.  No more poking all the bits of confetti out.  Hurray!!

And I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and is still relaxing before the New Year arrives.   
God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><  

Friday, 26 December 2014

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek Bokeh

Good Morning My Friends

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was truly blessed - as we knew it would be!  It's Christmas after all!

Here's another Sneak Peek from Sale-A-Bration catalogue which starts on January 6.  Have you got your Occasions Spring catalogue and Sale-A-Bration catalogue?  If you want them, contact me and we'll see what we can do to get them into your hands because trust *want* to see those catalouges!

Here's a super-quick card made in the oh-so-popular Bokeh technique using one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets - Best Day Ever.  Just some quick stamping and some stamping off, the addition of a few gold sequins, and voilĂ , the card is finished.

We'll be making this beauty at my Sale-A-Bration class on Saturday, Jan 3.  Are you registered yet?  You don't want to miss it!  Details can be found HERE.   Let me know if you wish to join us that day.

Back to Boxing-Day holiday and family time now.
Hope everyone is relaxing and basking in the joy of yesterday's miracle.

God Bless,   Cynthia   <><  

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