Saturday, 22 June 2013

More Wheels and Butterflies

Hello Friends

So after loving yesterday's card, with its butterflies and the oh-so-easy use of a wheel....I have another butterfly-plus-wheel card to show you today.  

A truly wonderful demonstrator named Marlayne (my up-up-up-upline) is moving from Ontario to Newfoundland where she will be infinitely closer to her family, but much-missed by all of us.  We had a terrific good-bye soiree the other evening in her honour, and this was one of our make and takes.  Let's see if you love it as much as I do!

Supply List    Stamps - Butterfly Collection Jumbo Wheel (w130112), Six-Sided Sampler (w130953, c130956) Paper - Whisper White (100730), Island Indigo (101856), Daffodil Delight (119683), Gingham Garden DSP (129310) Ink - Island Indigo (126986)
Tools and Accessories - Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Jumbo Handle (103661), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Paper Piercing Mat (126199), Dimensionals (104430),  Glue Dots (103683)

Pretty Nice, huh?  Simple yet effective.  And certainly quick.  The most time-consuming element was the paper piercing - but then again, it does add so much to the effect, doesn't it?

Hope you like this card as much as I did.  Tomorrow I'll show you the uber-cute one we made using the Zoo Babies stamp set.  In the meantime, I hope everyone is looking forward to a wonderful weekend!  God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Friday, 21 June 2013

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Very Vintage Butterflies

Hello There Friends

I hope all of you are enjoying Spring-like weather that gives a hint of the summer to come.  Here in Ottawa things are promising to turn into summer very soon now.

I have a long-over-due Fast & Fabulous Friday for you.  Once again I am in need of lots of thank you cards and I decided to get out my stamping wheels - heaven knows I do not use my wheels nearly often enough!  Do you?
So today I did.  A wheel.  A couple of stamps.  Some heat embossing and punching and voila.  Tell me what you think.

Supply List   
Stamps - Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (w117693), Papillon Potpourri (w132058, 123759), Express Yourself (w130336, c130339)
Paper - Whisper White (100730), Vellum (101856) 
Ink - Wisteria Wonder (126985), Elegant Eggplant (126969)
Tools and Accessories - Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Jumbo Handle (103661), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Two-Way Glue Pen (100425), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Glue Dots (103683)

This card came together so quickly.  I inked up my wheel and rolled it across the card body.  Then I added a couple of small butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I stamped the larger butterfly on vellum and since ink dries so very slowly on vellum, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on these butterflies and heat embossed them before punching them.  The vellum was sponged from behind with Eggplant ink to darken the image and make it more distinctive.  Then it was attached to the card body with a single glue dot.   The addition of a sentiment and some glitter, and your card is complete!  

There you have it folks.  Fast.  And Fabulous.  At long last.
Hope everyone is looking forward to having a wonderful weekend.  I will be busy getting details ironed out for my BOGO party next Tuesday.  I'd love to see you there so please let me know if you can make it.  Until then,   God Bless,       ~Cynthia     <><

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New In Color Clubs Forming Now

The 2013-2015 In Colors are absolutely delicious!  

Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistaschio Pudding & Strawberry Slush

If you want all the products in all the In Colors - at an affordable price and WITH a bonus - then my In Color Club is for you.

Never leave the comfort of your home - but as a "Club Member" I will send you products each month for 5 months so that by the end of October you have almost $298-worth of goods - and it only costs you $50/month for 5 months (price already includes s&h and HST).

For one of the months you get to be "hostess" of this virtual club so you get to choose $35-worth of hostess benefits. 

By the end of October, you will have received:

  • 5 Handstamped cards from me & coordinating envelopes (a $25 value!)
  • The Complete In Color Family of 5 Ink Pads
  • All 5 Coordinating Ink Refills 
  • 5 Colour Coach Cards
  • 5 full packages=120 Sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (24 each in 5 colours)
  • one package mixed cardstock (20 sheets, 4 each of the 5 colours)
  • 10 yards of delicious Ruffle Stretch Trim ribbon (2 yds each in 5 colours)
  • 20 In Color Boutique Details ( 4 each in 5 colours)
  • The Complete In Color Family of Stampin' Write Markers plus marker case
  • 20 full 12 x 12 sheets of Designer Series Paper (4 each of 5 colours)
  • 20 full 12 x 12  sheets of Core'dinations Paper (4 each of 5 colours)
  • 20 full sheets of 12 x 12 Cardstock (4 each of 5 colours)  
  • a uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
  • $35 Hostess Dollars to spend on ANYTHING in the catalogue
 All for just *$50 per month, for 5 months.
*If not a local pickup, $8.50 shipping will be added on to your total each month and your goodies will be sent via Canada Post. 

Want In!? I would love to have you be a part of this year's In Color Club and I can't wait to get the fun started! Contact me today!!

Please note - if you prefer the 2012-2014 In Color Collection, then the same deal applies.  You may take a spot in each club and sign up for each collection if you wish.

To all my Canadian Friends - a disclaimer.  "In Color" and "Color Coach" are trademarked names so need to be posted with the American spelling (without the 'u' in colour).  That is why sometimes you will see me spelling colour the Canadian way, and sometimes the American way.  Whenever I use the trademarked terms "Color", I try to use the American spelling in order to be correct!    :)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Daydream Medallions in Gray

Hello Friends

Can you believe it?  A Fast and Fabulous Friday at long last!  I have to admit, I made this card before any of my new stamps had arrived so it uses old stamp sets - but it does use a new ink colour!  I'm loving me that Smoky Slate!  And now that my stamps have finally arrived, be prepared to view a LOT of new samples - coming soon!

I have to tell you, I am VERY excited about the new catalogue!!  Tonight I finished cutting for my Epic Inspiration Stamp event on Saturday and you have to know you are going to see some of those 20 cards on display here, don't you?

But without further ado - todays' Fast & Fabulous card (inspired by others on various people's blogs):

Supply List   
Stamps - Daydream Medallions (w131976, c126467), Blooming With Kindness (w131961, 126422), Everything Eleanor (w131987, c124164)
Paper - Naturals White (102316), Night of Navy (100867)   
Ink - Night of Navy (126970), Smoky Slate (NEW - 131179) 
Folder (129376)  
Tools and Accessories - Epic Day This and That Washi Tape (131269), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

I love how quick and simple this card is.  Especially since I had to make about 40 of them! I like to give each of my customers a hand-stamped card with their order when they come to pick it up.  I enjoy making the cards, but sometimes fast (and fabulous!) is the key to staying sane.

I know what you're thinking.....I just kind of sneaked that gray washi tape right by you, didn't I?   - Don't worry - I will speak more about washi tape later.  For now, just enjoy my Fast and Fabulous installment for today - and promise me you'll begin your weekend with  smile!

God Bless,     ~Cynthia     <><

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Announcing My Product Shares

Hello Friends.  You've been asking.  And I've been listening.
I am pleased to announce that my Product Shares are back.

Shares are the best way to get a taste of almost ALL the NEW accessories and DSP's that are offered in the New Stampin' Up! Catalog without having to purchase everything yourself!  I'll purchase them and divide them up (cut, separate, and divide ALL the items listed) and send you your "Share" of them all! 
This is the single most economical way to get a bit of everything - at a cost you can afford!!!

All product shares are either by pick up in Ottawa (free) or shipped via Canada Post letter mail (*see shipping fee if applicable).

How to Order  - To reserve a spot in a share, please e-mail me and include:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (Canadian addresses only)
3.  Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)  
4.  Email address
Sign up for one or more shares below.  I will contact you via email to arrange payment via **PayPal. Shares will be filled as groups fill up  - expect a two week turnaround time to receive your product. 
** A PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  When you receive my PayPal invoice, you can choose to pay using your PayPal account funds or by credit or debit card.  Just follow their SUPER EASY instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you.

Designer Series Paper Share - $23.50  (*$5 Shipping) 
This share includes a 6x6 sheet from each double-sided pattern of the following new Designer Series Paper Packs - Quatrefancy Specialty, Soho Subway, Afternoon Picnic, I Am Me, Gingham Garden, Etcetera, Birthday Basics, Venetian Romance, Eastern Elegance, Modern Medley and Epic Day This & That.

Core'dinations Paper Share - $23.50  (*$5 Shipping) 
This share includes a 12x6 sheet of Core'dinations Paper from all 50 colours in the Stampin' Up! Collection.  All 10 Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and the 5 2012-2014 In Colours and the 5 2013-2015 In Colours.
If you like Core'dinations cardstock, then this is the single most economical way to get a half sheet of every colour.

Save - Get both the Designer Paper Share and the Core'dinations Paper Share for only $43 (10% off)

Candy Dots and Buttons - All 4 Colour Families -  $34 (*$5 Shipping) 
130028S  130931S
Stock up on the new candy dots and buttons in all the Permanent Colour Families (See page 168 & 171 - Brights are pictured above) 
  • 200 Candy Dots - 5 of each in 10 colours from Brights, Neutrals, Subtles and Regals Families 
  • 72 Buttons - 1 each of 3 designs in 6 selected colors from Brights, Neutrals, Subtles and Regals Families 
New Accessory Sampler - $17 (*$3 Shipping) 
129327S  129964S  130938S
Get a sampling of the newest trendy accessories, including:
  • 12 Very Vanilla Designer Buttons 
  • 10 In Color Boutique Details
  • 12 Essential Hardware Clips 
Save - Get both the Candy Dots/Buttons and the New Accessory Share for only $46 (10% off)

  In Color Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon Sampler - $15.50 (*$3 Shipping)

  • This share includes approx 2 yards of each 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim in the FIVE Brand NEW 2013 In colors
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush

Chevron Ribbon Sampler - $37.50 (*$5 Shipping) 

The NEW Chevron Ribbon is wonderful.  Softer than you think it will be.  And so trendy!!
  • This share includes approx 2 yards of each 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in 12 colors
  • Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate  Chip, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder
Save - Get both the Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon and the Chevron Ribbon Share for only $48 (10% off)

Do you want it all?  Get a 15% savings when you buy them all!! Get each of these product shares for only $125.   (more than a 15% savings and you'll save on shipping too!)

Contact me today to order yours!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Grab Your Greetings Sale

Grab Your Greetings Sale!


Hello Friends,
To kick off the new catalogue Stampin' Up! is offering a 25% sale on three Greeting Stamp Sets!
Here's the details:
Promotion runs from May 31st - June 30th
Stamps are available in wood and clear options
Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$21.71 $28.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set    132070
$16.46 $21.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$18.71 $24.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$13.46 $17.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$26.96 $35.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$19.46 $25.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Sweet Essentials

Sassy Salutations

Petite Pairs

They are all fabulous sets but my absolute favourite has to be the Petite Pairs Stamp Set - outside and inside verses!  And they fit inside so many punch shapes, you don't have to worry about stamping straight...just punch them out!!   :)
You can order online or email me and I'll place your order and have it delivered right to your door anywhere in Canada!
Happy Stamping!  Have a wonderful week and God Bless!     ~Cynthia    <><

Saturday, 1 June 2013

My Favourite Thing - NEW Magnetic Platform

edited - July Promotion - FREE Magnetic Plate
I have decided to offer a FANTASTIC deal during the month of July!  Purchase a Big Shot from me during July, and I will give you the NEW Big Shot Magnetic Platform (More than a $60 savings for you) for FREE.
Already own a Big Shot?  Then place an order between $123 and $150 (before s&h and taxes), and I will give you the NEW Big Shot Magnetic Platform for FREE.

Hello Friends

Just a quick post today - I am so excited that the new catalogue has finally gone live!  I sent in a HUGE order and I'll have lots of fantastic goodies to play with later this week.  And I think my most favouritest thing of all in the entire catalogue is going to be the.....

NEW: Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits!

This has been on the top of my wish list since I got a sneak peak at the catalogue a month ago!  I can't wait to get mine (catalogue #130658).  Just think - perfect and easy framelit use and no more Post-It notes!!    I can't wait to get my hands on it!

magnetic platform, big shot, framelits, edgelits, stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog

In the meantime, check out this quick video that Stampin' Up! put together to demo this fabulous new product.  I think you're gonna love it!!
Watch Video: Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits & Edgelits

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon and God Bless!    ~Cynthia   <><