Saturday, 31 August 2013

Butterfly Thank You's

Hello Friends

I'm back - and didn't I promise you that I would show you more quick and cute ways to use the Butterfly Bundle that Stampin' Up! is offering right now at a 15% discount?  

Well here you go.  Instalment number 2.

The Papillon Potpourri stamp set is one of my absolute favourites.  I LOVE butterflies!!  And the Bitty Butterfly Punch makes me very happy indeed.  I always love it when there is a coordinating punch that I can use with my stamped images.

Throw in some polka dot embossing on a background mat and the gorgeous big Thank You from the new "Another Thank You" photopolymer set (these are so nice and sticky.  NOTHING is going to make this baby fall off of my clear block!) and this very fast but very cute card is pretty much finished.

Good thing this card took me no time at all -- because it is a long weekend and we are going to visit friends today.  I've got a luscious dessert to make first so I am going to keep this post short.  But don't forget to check back again tomorrow!

Have a wonderful weekend and safe travels to all those ending their summer with some time away from home.    God Bless you all,     ~Cynthia     <><

Friday, 30 August 2013

And More About Butterflies - Fast and Fabulous

Hey.  Pssst.  You.  Yeah you.

Did you hear?  Stampin' Up! is offering the Bitty Butterfly Punch and the Papillon Potpourri stamp set as a bundle for a 15% savings.  
What a great deal.  A "steal", if I do say so myself!

What can you do with these stamps you might ask?  Hmmmmm.  Let me think about that one for a few minutes.

Literally a very few minutes....

And in just a few minutes (2 minutes - if you are interested in details), this is a Fast and Fabulous card that I was able to put together.  Papillon Potpourri and the Bitty Butterfly punch (because that one butterfly does have to be punched out to "stand out" from the rest) come together in perfect coordination to make a super quick card.

I mean, how much faster can you get?

Maybe I'll make it my mission this week to create a quick card, everyday, using Papillon Potpourri and the Bitty Butterfly Punch - just so you can see how great an addition they would be to your stamp room!

And if you live anywhere in Canada and you are interested in ordering them, feel free to visit my online store and I can help to make that happen!

In the meantime, for all of my Canadian and American friends - have a wonderful long weekend!  God Bless you all,    ~Cynthia    <><

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Save 15% on the Butterfly Collection - Now till Sept 30

There's never been a better time to add butterflies to your stamping collection!!  Get the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch at a 15% saving.

See details here or see below:




Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!
Bundle Item Page in Catalogue Description Retail Price 15% Savings Price Amount Saved!
135311 90
183
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$39.90 $33.92 $5.98
135312 90
183
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$44.90 $38.17 $6.73
















Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Thinlit Flip Card - and Kisses and Hugs

Hello Friends

A very quick post today to show you a few of the cute cards we made at our downline meeting on Sunday.  
Sample 1


We used the Thinlit Circle Die again to create a flip card - but we also got to play with some new toys.  
Close-up of Scalloped Border


















Notice the scalloped edge on the right side of the card (see close-up).  We used the new rotary blade attachments to easily cut this border using the Stampin' Trimmer.  Easy peasey piece of cake!  And I want to call your attention to the X's and O's on the front of this card.  So easy to cut out.  So easy to adhere to the card.  I can see a LOT more kisses and hugs in my future.  Well - on cards at least!




Sample 2 - Closed

Sample 2 - Open














Going to keep this short since tomorrow is a busy busy day!  D



Don't forget though - only 4 more days to take advantage of some superb specials.  
These offers are only good until Aug 31:

1)  Sign up to receive your starter kit - and in addition to 20% off all your purchases, you get to choose a Free Kit as a signing bonus.  you'll get to come to my meetings and learn fantastic techniques and make cute cards (like today's).  Get more details or sign up here.

or,

2)  Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get your first 2 months at half price! Get more details or sign up here.

Have a super day!  And God Bless you - today and always.    ~Cynthia     <><

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Regarding Dahlias - Black Versus White

Hello Again Friends

We have so many beautiful colours of embosssing powder, that I decided I should attempt yesterday's card in more than just Turquoise.  

Voila - here for your approval is a Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango-embossed cards.  On both white and black backgrounds.

Tell me....what is your favourite?

Enjoy the rest of your week and God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><

Friday, 23 August 2013

The Dahlia Again - Black or White Background?

Hello Friends
A quick post since I am away....yesterday's card was simple yet elegant so I was inspired to try a variation of it...Coloured embossing of the gorgeous dahlia stamp set on a black background, versus  a white one.

Quite remarkable how the exact same card can appear so very different with just the change of the background colour, huh?

So tell me - which is your favourite?

Hope your summer is rounding out to be wonderful, even as it approaches its end.

God Bless,  ~Cynthia    <><

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Regarding Dahlias - a Simple Exercise in Embossing

Hello Friends

I am away for my final vacation of the summer but while I am gone, I have several cards I wanted you to see and admire. 

Isn't it amazing how beautiful a quick and easy card can be?  The Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder turns this simple card into an elegant one.

LOVE this stamp set.  Don't you wish you owned it too?

Hope everyone is enjoying the end of their summer!    God Bless,   ~Cynthia   <><

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New Single Stamps - Holiday Edition

Hello My Friends

Every once in a while over the past year, Stampin' Up! has released some single stamps for us to enjoy, and enjoy them I have.  But this time they have really outdone themselves.  The single holiday stamps were released last week and are available until Jan 31, 2014.  And I have to tell you ---  I love them ALL!  Check these out, and let me know which ones you want to order:
Wonderful Blessing  (134779)  $10.95
Be Merry  (134767)   $10.95



Cheers  (134769)  $7.95

Christmas Star  (134813)  $11.95

Joy and Love  (134771)  $8.95

Magical Season  (134777)  $7.95

Prince of Peace  (134811)   $8.95

A Gift For You  (134765)  $5.95


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

LNS Treasure Hunt and Blog Hop - Fall 2013

Hello Friends.  

Edited Nov 6:
Winner of the Fall LNS Treasure Hunt (Canada) is Sheri Lee!


I am happy to say that I have once again joined the LateNightStampers Blog Hop and Treasure Hunt - and if you haven't been part of this before, then I invite you take part now and join in the fun.

One lucky person is going to win a shopping spree of Stampin' Up! goodies.   I love being a part of this so I am also going to award BLOG CANDY to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post on my blog!!  Just think - you could win twice!

For details about how to participate in the Treasure Hunt, see the LateNightStampersFall  Treasure Hunt page listed at the top of my blog.

Here is my clue:  Embossing Powder


With all kinds of available colours, you are really going to want to have embossing powders on your wish list!


You have until Friday October 25th to send me your list of 50 clues (include blog address) from the websites listed on the LateNightStampers Fall Treasure Hunt page.   One lucky person will win a shopping spree of Stampin' Up products.  It doesn't matter what Country you are in, or whether you are an SU! demonstrator or not.  Everyone is welcome to join in - so please take part in the fun !  

Remember: 
  •  It's always nice to leave a quick comment on a blog if you have the time      :)
  • When you find the clue: write the BLOG NAME and THE CLUE down. For instance, my blog name is StampWithCynthia.blogspot.com, and my clue is Embossing Powder.  When you have located 50 clues, please send me your list (at millanclan@bell.net) and I will make sure your name is entered in the drawing.
Everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be entered in a draw to win this Blog Candy from me

The winner of the Simply Fabulous Simply Sent kit will be announced on Oct 26.
(Sorry - blog candy draw is only open to residents of Canada).



Remember to keep checking back on the  blogs for the clues – even though our start date was Aug 20, some blogs may not have their clue posted yet and some blogs have not yet been added to the list.
Have fun and come back to visit me often - and feel free to leave a comment! 

God Bless and Happy Hunting!     ~Cynthia    <><

Edited Sept 26 --
Here are the participating blogs for you to hop to: 

LIST OF PARTICIPATING DEMOS & BLOGS
Tammy Baldwin www.creativeapplescrampers.blogspot.com US
Carolyn Bennett www.carolynstamps.com US
Jody Brechbill www.jodybrechbillstampinqueen.com US
Brenda Cook http://www.cardscraps.com US
Carolee Crabb Care2stampwithcarolee.blogspot.com US
Tina Davis http://www.tinadavisstamps.blogspot.com/ US
Beverly Farmer www.createwithbev.blogspot.com US
Sherrill Graff http://yourhiredscrapbooksupplies.blogspot.com/ US
Penny Hanuszak http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com Canada
Lori Helvick createwithlori2.blogspot.com/ US
Diane Ison http://teachtostamp.blogspot.ca/ Canada
Suzanne Johnson www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com US
Nancy Legate www.stampnnuggets.com US
Carolyn Lindenmayer http://carolynscardcreations.blogspot.com.au/ Other
Rhonda Macnally http://rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com Canada
Serena Marsh www.reenybeanies.blogspot.ca Canada
Robin Messenheimer http://robinscraftroom.com US
Joni Metras www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com US
Cynthia Millan http://www.StampWithCynthia.blogspot.com Canada
Kimberley Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com US
Ruth Pearson http://pearsonifiedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/ UK
Ginger Rabesa http://www.stampingginger.com US
Brenda Riehle www.stampandscrapwithbrenda.blogspot.com US
Linda Rodenberg www.prettyinky.blogspot.com US
Heather Sewczak heatherscutecards.com/blog US
Cynthia Simpson http://cynthiastampinhappening.wordpress.com/ US
Dee Slater http://createwithdee.typepad.com US
Deborah Smart www.stampandcreate.net Canada
B Jayne Stenstrom http://www.jaynestamps.com/ US
Tanya Stottlemire www.scramptastic.blogspot.com US
Charlene Tackvic www.AlwaysStamping.com US




Jackie Watson jackielwatson.blogspot.com US



Lesley         Lendon                 http://lellyjellys.blogspot.com/                                       UK
Amanda       Frankel                www.OurCraftyPlaydate.com                                             US
Vanessa       Terrell                 www.stampwithvanessa.com                                              US
Kris               Sobolik               www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com                               US
Misty             Snell                   http://snellmisty.wordpress.com                                          US
Rhonda         Price                   www.stampbyrhonda.blogspot.com                                    US
Jaime            Barnett                http://kankiepopscards.blogspot.co.uk                               UK
Janet             Yates                  www.stampinnerd.blogspot.com                                   Canada
Avery             Murphy              http://alongcamestamping.blogspot.ca                          Canada
Jennifer         King                   http://stampingcontact.com                                                 US
Erika              Trowell              www.idigstamps.com                                                           US
Mary K.          Wessling           http://maryscraftroom.blogspot.com                                    US
Jean              Piersanti            www.Beautyandthestamper.blogspot.com                          US
Karina           Chin                   www.karinaskreation.com                                           Canada
Samantha      Joyce                www.crafty-sammy.blogspot.co.uk                                      UK
Jennifer         Wren                www.txjennywren.blogspot.com                                           US
Susan           Timchack           http://susan-stampinsue.blogspot.com                                US
Cindy        Mitchell-Clark         www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com                       US
Cindy             Fodor                www.stampthelove.blogspot.com                                        US
Amber        Meulenbelt      www.stampwithamber.com                                                 Canada
Anastasia      Radloff               www.stampinblondie.blogspot.com                                     US
Robin            Boyer                  www.robinscreativecorner.com                                           US
Amy              Hoffman              www.stampandscrapwithamy.blogspot.com                       US
Louise          Radies          www.creationsbylouise.blogspot.com                                 Canada
Holly            Stene                   http://hollyshobbs.blogspot.com                                        US
Melissa       Banbury                www.porchswingcreations.com                                  Canada
Laura          Leuenberger         www.stamplaura.blogspot.com                                      US
Denise        Willerton         http://chezmoicreations.blogspot.com                              Canada
Raissa         Spatola                www.raissastamps.com                                                     US
Sandy          Risi                      http://thecrewquarters.blogspot.com                                    US
Rachel         Bateman              http://rachelscraft.blogspot.com/                                          US
Nicole          Mahler                  www.creationsbynikki.blogspot.com                                 US
Cathy           Parlitsis                http://www.stampsandscrapbooks.com                               US
Laurie          Reaume                www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.com                               Canada
Jacqueline Dorer-Russell       http://sugarssmilinpapercrafts.blogspot.com                        US
Kay              Marini                  www.stampingforsanity.blogspot.com                                US
Cary             Payette                http://stampingbandit.blogspot.com                                    US
Cindy          Techlin                  http://www.stampinaninktrail.blogspot.com                      US





Monday, 19 August 2013

Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Class - Again

Hello Dear Friends

I hope you enjoyed my little "Tip For You" video yesterday!  It has certainly made a difference in how tacky and sticky (or NOT) my own card-making surfaces are.

I just wanted to give you a peak, once again, of next week's Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Card Class.  I love these cards, I love this class, and I want to give you a chance to join me!

Information is all on the Upcoming Classes and Events page across the top of my blog.  Please RSVP so I'll know you will be joining us and I can have your materials ready.

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful week!
God Bless,   ~Cynthia    <><

Sunday, 18 August 2013

A Helpful Tip For You - Video

Hello Friends

I learned of a very helpful little trick a while ago and I wanted to share it with all of you.
 Ever use Snail (2-sided tape) and been annoyed at the way your work surface becomes very tacky with glue residue?  Or...ever have trouble getting Snail onto a very small or narrow element without also getting adhesive onto everything else?


Watch this little helpful-advice video to show you a great way to prevent a sticky mess.


Hope it helps you as much as it has helped me!!  God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Saturday, 17 August 2013

More of the Fabulous Simply Sent Class

Hello Friends

I had to share another of the Simply Sent cards we'll be making at class on Aug 28.  

The Simply Fabulous Simply Sent kit has Smoky Slate and Pistachio Pudding embellishments and envelopes so we tend to get tied up in thinking that those are the only colours that we can or should use to make cards with the Simply Sent components.  But doesn't this card just pop with Calypso Coral as an accent colour? 


And notice the snazzy lined envelope?  If you come to my Fabulous Simply Sent Class, you'll make one of these using the new Envelope Liner Framelits from Stampin' Up!  It's so easy to dress up your envelopes to create a gorgeous co-ordinated set.

Wednesday, August 28 from 7-9 at my home.  I'd love to have you join us as we create these beautiful cards (and more!!).  RSVP to Let me know if you are coming so I can order your materials (you get a Simpy Sent Kit to use and you get to keep the Million and One stamp set.  Or substitute another set of equal or lesser value.)  Details are on my Upcoming Classes and Events page.

In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend.  
God Bless,     ~Cynthia    <><.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Fast and Simply Fabulous Friday - Simply Sent Class

My Dearest Friends

You want to talk about Fast and Fabulous?  Have I got some real Fast and Fabulous cards to show you today!!

Have you seen the gorgeous Simply Sent kit that Stampin' Up! has available this year?  Can you believe how elegant and refined the laser-cut note cards are?  I have to tell you, of all the Simply Sent kits that SU! has brought out over the years, this has got to be one of my favourites!!  And I am dying to show you the beautiful cards that it allows you to create.
Simply Sent Card 1

Simply Sent Card 2

Simply Sent Card 3

















Come to my Simply Fabulous class on August 28 and discover just some of the ways you can use this kit to make gorgeous cards! You'll get the Million and One stamp setYou'll receive the Simply Sent kit to create 8 different, lovely cards.  And you'll get inspiration.  Does it get any better?

Here are a few samples to give you some idea of what I mean.  When I said gorgeous....I really meant gorgeous!  Don't you think so!?

For details about the class, check out my Upcoming Classes and Events tab at the top of this page.  Trust me - this is a class you are going to WANT to take!!  The cards are Fast.  They are Fabulous.  And we would LOVE to have you join us!!

Hope to see you there.  Don't forget to RSVP.

Have a truly wonderful weekend and God Bless,     ~Cynthia    <><

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Fixing "Broken" Ink Pads

Hello There

I have received several phone calls over the last year from friends whose Stampin' Up! ink pads have accidentally come apart.  You know - when the lid and the base are no longer attached.  This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I have heard some pretty colourful language being spoken.  Colourful enough to be worthy of Stampin' Up! ink - that's for sure!

At any rate, I have been promising for quite some time to make a video to show how to reassemble the SU! ink pads when they come apart, and at long last, here it is.

Hope everyone enjoys a terrific end to their week!
God Bless,        ~Cynthia      <><

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Thinlit Circle Die Video - Delightful Dahlia Flip Card

Hello Friends

It took me a while but I managed to figure out the "video thing" without the help of my teenagers.  I am certain I will get better at it as time goes by.  But for now, here is the video How-To for this morning's Thinlit Circle Die card.

The Circle Thinlit Die (cat # 133480) and all the wonderful accompanying framelits can be seen here.

And the Label Framelit Die (cat #133479) and all the cool things that come with it can be seen here.

Enjoy the rest of your day and God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><

Circle Thinlits Card - Razzleberry Dahlia

Hello Friends

I am so excited!  Yesterday one of my readers asked me to create a card using the new Thinlit card dies from Stampin' Up!.   It just so happens that I am waiting for my Thinlit Label Die to arrive, but I did receive my Thinlit Circle Die two days ago so I decided to give it a try.  And I have to tell you.....I am SOLD!   Talk about easy to use.  And oh so cute!

In fact, I think I like this card so much, that my friends will be making this card at my Delightful Dahlias class on Wednesday night!  





The Circle Thinlit Die (cat # 133480) and all the wonderful accompanying framelits can be seen here.

And the Label Framelit Die (cat #133479) and all the cool things that come with it can be seen here.





I made a how-to video that I will post on my blog later tonight (yes, first I need to ask my teenagers how to edit it and get it properly formatted).  I did manage to upload a simple 8 second video for you to see how cute this flip-card is.  And once I get the whole video uploaded, you will see how easy it was to create!  But in the meantime, I wanted you to see this gorgeous card and know that further details are coming.  

NB - check the next post.  I was able to successfully make and download the FULL how-to video!

Thanks Anne for requesting I do this.  I have only been home from a Family Vacation for one day but you motivated me to try out my die sooner, instead of later -- and I LIKE the results!  Hopefully you will too!

While I try to wrap my head around editing the how-to video I created....I hope the rest of enjoy a wonderful day.              
Take Care and God Bless,    ~Cynthia       <><

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Heirloom Ornament Christmas

Hello Dear Friends

And Merry Christmas?   Nah!!  Just kidding!  But I do have Christmas on the brain right now since I have so many wonderful goodies from the Holiday Catalogue sitting in my stamp room, begging to get inky.  So today, I decided to try out the new Christmas Collectibles stamp set and the Chevron Border Punch.

The Punch is large folks.  Larger than our other border punches.  And the Chevrons it punches out are decisive and bold.  I love it.  No mickey-mouse alteration of a border for this punch, no sirree.  This punch means business.  

Pair that with the quaint, heirloom feel of the Christmas Collectibles Ornament images.  Quaint.  Delicate.  An air of fragility.  I love the contrast the punch and the stamped image make.  Add in the elegant script of the Special Season sentiment and the entire card is a contradiction in terms.

This IS only August so I am all for a Christmas card that makes you do a double take!

The photo is deceptive since in real life, all of the Vanilla pieces are one layer lower than everything in Pear Pizzazz.  The shadows make it seem as if the Vanilla elements are elevated, but in reality, they are an entire layer (one dimensional thick) down.  I sort of love when optical illusions change up the card and give me ideas for future cards......

I have a LOT more playing to do.  So many new toys.  So many ideas.  So few hours in the day.
Come back again and see what I've decided to get inky next.  Any guesses?  Any requests?

Until then - have a wonderful week ahead and God Bless,     ~Cynthia     <><

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sharing Crafting Fun With My Team

Hello Friends

I promised if you came back I'd show you the other projects my Team Members made when they were here last.  


Grunge is all the rage right now, and so is Tape.  Washi Tape is very current-cultural.  And Faux Tape is right up there too.  So here we have a Coastal Cabana card that is 'grunge' without any tearing or ripping or smushing or 'dirtying up'.  Kind of an upscale, elegant grunge if you will.

A bit of bling, a piece of a paper doily.  And who can resist a butterfly or two?


This card is grunge - minus the "grunge" - if you know what I mean?  When I saw it online I had to CASE it (Copy And Share Everywhere) since it is definitely and absolutely my kind of grunge!













And did you notice the super-cute paper-clip bows on Page 152 of the catalogue?  

I wanted my Team members to see how easy it was to create these cute little gems all by themselves!  They really are cute.  And they really are easy.  Honest!  

My absolute favourite part about making the paper clip bows....my 11 yr old son saw these and asked what they were.  I told him they could be used as a bookmark and my bookworm son immediately asked if he could have one (he chose some Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper for his bow bookmark).  I love that even my son appreciates what I do!

Here's hoping that your family "gets" why you love crafting too!  
Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless,         ~Cynthia    <><

Friday, 9 August 2013

Fast and Fabulous Friday - It's All About the Background

Good Morning Friends

I have a confession to make.  I have been neglecting my backgrounds.  Seriously neglecting my backgrounds!  There are some great new background stamps available in the catalogue - I ordered them - I received them - and they have just sat there.  Uninked.  And forlorn.  Well not anymore!!  Take a look at this!

I used the Dictionary background stamp and a small portion of the World Map background stamp, added some sponging, ribbon, butterflies and a Label Love Focal point, and I was done.  Fast?  Check.  Fabulous?  Check.  And my background stamps in Wisteria don't look too shabby at all, do they?

And notice how easy it is to create a frame around the new Label Punch?  Just punch a second shape, cut in half and position at the top and bottom.  Voila - a faux frame.

Hope this inspires you to use your own background stamps.  I'll have to remember to take mine down off the shelf a little more often!

May you enjoy a spectacular weekend!    

God Bless you all,     ~Cynthia     <><

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Thankful Thursday - My Super Team-Mates!

Hello Dear Friends

I wanted to post a Thankful Thursday today to let you know how much I value my Team Mates.  I have a group of ladies who come to my home each month to share my excitement about Stampin' Up! and all the gorgeous products that are available.  These ladies make me laugh.  They make me smile.  And they keep me humble.  We have a blast sharing ideas and information and I love having them share their crafting joy with me.  Of course, no one has a complaint about the perks, either - for instance, they all get to enjoy a minimum 20% discount on everything that they buy.  Check out the details here or ask me how you can enjoy a 20% discount on everything you buy too!

At any rate, last week when they came to my home, we created some cute cards and this one is too uber-cute to not share.  I wanted my Team to get their hands on the Expression Thinlits and see how easy they are to use - but it was too early to jump into Christmas just yet, so we created this "Love" card.  And you thought the Expressions Thinlits were only for the Holidays!

And notice that beautiful new embossing folder used with Smoky Slate Core-dinations paper?  I am loving that Stampin' Up! has made the Core-dinations paper available in every colour and I can't wait to use them all!

We made 2 more projects at our Team Meeting, a cute card and some delightful bows.  Come Back on the weekend to see the other 2.  Better yet, won't you join us so you can make the projects for yourself!?  (and enjoy a 20% discount on everything you buy?).  Who knows?  Maybe I'll have the pleasure of your company next month when we meet again?

In the meantime, I hope you have much to be thankful for yourselves!
Enjoy the rest of your day and God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><




Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wonderful Wetlands!

Dear dear Friends

If you have not yet taken a good look at the Wetlands stamp set in the new catalogue, then I urge you to check it out!  Page 69.  Go ahead and look.  I promise you, you'll thank me for it!

Wetlands is, arguably, one of the most beautiful and useful stamp sets in the new catalogue.  I loved it when I first saw it.  And now that I have seen the way that many creative stampers have used the images, I love them even more!

I am offering a Wonderful Wetlands class on Wed, Sept 4.  The class registration fee includes the stamp set (and trust me - you WANT to own it).  For those of you who already own this set, feel free to choose an alternate set to substitute for Wetlands.  But you do want to take this class.  Because it really IS a gorgeous stamp set.  And the cards you'll make that evening?!  Gorgeous.  Absolutely gorgeous!  I promise.

Let me know if you'd like to join us for the Wonderful Wetlands class.  Details can be found here.  
And have a wonderful (but not wet) rest of the week!

God Bless,     ~Cynthia     <><

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

In Color Club - Pistachio Meadows

Hello Dear Friends

I am here, yet again, to tempt you with an In Color Club "Wow" Card.  Believe me when I tell you that you want to be a part of this virtual club.  Anyone, anywhere in Canada can join.  And a new club is starting up soon.  So go ahead and join.  Aren't you just dying to get your hands on all the luscious new In Colors and their co-ordinating products?  
As a club member, you get some of absolutely everything...and then some!  The bonuses make it more economical for you to get your In Colors as part of club, than just on their own.  And just think...you can spread your shopping out over 5 months yet still get hostess benefits!  It doesn't get any better my friends!  And remember, a gorgeous handmade card and co-ordinating envelope are yours each month to help show you the ways that your In Colors can be used to create beauty!

Anyone in Canada.  Anywhere.  Get all the details here or contact me with your questions.  I have some gorgeous cards waiting for you.  Why don't you get started today?

I hope everyone's day is looking as bright and cheery as mine is.  
God Bless and keep you all.            Cynthia       <><

Monday, 5 August 2013

In Color Club - Coastal Cabana Gift of Kindness

Hello Friends

Here's another of the gorgeous card & envelope sets that my In Color Club members receive along with their instalment of wonderful, co-ordinating products.
What do you think? 

One of the things I love best about making my own cards is that I can spruce up the envelope and inside of the card if I wish, to make them co-ordinate.  And I'll tell you, this matchy-matchy envelope and card make me very happy indeed!

Won't you join us in our virtual club?  Become an In Color Club Member and receive all of the co-ordinating products in all of our new, delicious In Colors!  For information, check here.  Or contact me for details.  Membership is open to anyone in Canada.


Hope this Monday morning finds you all looking forward to a marvelous week.
God Bless,     ~Cynthia     <><

Sunday, 4 August 2013

In Color Club - Strawberry Slush Window Card

Hello Dear Friends

The first instalment of the In Color Club has finally made its way out of my door and into the hands of its club members.  And I must say....it is a GREAT way to accumulate the new In Colors.  


The club members each received their first In Color collection (full-sized ink pad, refill, marker, ribbon, buttons, 8.5x11 cardstock, 12x12 cardstock, DSP and Core-Dinations cardstock), plus a gorgeous monochromatic card and matching envelope to show them just how beautiful their new colours are to play with!

Today's card is the Strawberry Slush sample.  A WOW card for sure!

I have a new In Color club starting up and if you would like to be a member to collect all of the co-ordinating products in all of the new In Colors in the most economical fashion possible (plus receive some gorgeous hand-stamped cards from me), then let me know.  New members are always welcome.  And the best part is -- it is a virtual club so you don't have to come to meetings or be here in person.  If you live anywhere in Canada - you too can be a member of this virtual club.  Contact me and we can get you started on your In Color Adventure.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  It is a long weekend for many of us here in Ontario!!  I hope, wherever you are, that your Sunday and your weekend is wonderful!

God Bless,     ~Cynthia     <><

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Holiday Catalogue is Live and NEW THINLITS are Here!!

Hello Friends

I don't have a card for you today - instead I am dying to tell you about the new thinlits that are available starting today.  As you know, the Holiday Catalogue goes live today so you can order from it.  But there is a new product that isn't even in any of the published catalogues yet - that you can order, starting today!

Thinlits that create a flip-card, or swinging card.  Easily.  Presto.  No fuss.  No muss!  There's a "Label" Shape.  And a "Circle" shape.  And I intend to order BOTH!!  Let me know if you want one (or both) for yourself.

NEW! Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card Dies


Available August 1, 2013
They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies (available Aug. 1) cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.


These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
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Here are some great combinations of the dies with current Stampin' Up! stamps.
Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W, item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W, item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W, item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W, item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W, item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform* (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!