Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop - Sneak Peek at the Occasions Catalogue

Hello Friends

I'm currently enjoying some much-needed "R and R" time in southern Ontario with my father, at the home I grew up in.  I don't have ANY of my Stampin goodies with me, but I do have one sneak peek to share with you from the Occasions catalogue.  My absolute FAVOURITE new stamp set is the Beautiful You set. 

Gorgeous images.  Easy to use.  And those sentiments?   Be still my heart.  The sentiments alone are worth the price of the stamp set!

You may be starting at my blog - Cynthia Millan - or maybe you've already been hopping around?  No matter which is the case, make sure you check the list at the bottom of this post and visit all of the blogs.  We all have different sneak peeks and you'll want to check out everyone!


This set is gorgeous any way you look at it, but I love the playfulness of the girl walking in the rain.

For my sneak peek I made a double card.  

I love how the Blooms and Bliss designer paper gives the front of the card a feeling of a rainy, murky day.

The outer flap of the card has the girl walking in the rain with her umbrella (don't you just love the "swoosh" stamp used as a puddle, then enhanced with Wink of Stella?  There are 2 "swoosh" stamps as part of this set that are meant to quickly and easily colour in the girl's dresses or skirts.  I love how they look when used to portray puddles and shadows). 

But nothing gets this carefree, happy-go-lucky girl down.  Because when you open the flap, you find....



...that she has ditched those gray skies and is dancing in the rain!  (Once again with the swoosh as a puddle beneath her dancing toes).

And the sentiment is just perfect, don't you think?



Let's face it...if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Go ahead and dance and have fun, right?


When the actual card itself is opened up (because remember that all I've shown you up to now has just been from the outside flap....), you find the next, perfect sentiment.  Another one that says exactly what you need to hear, so many times in your life....

Live with passion
Laugh out loud
Love deeply

Honestly?  I would have purchased this stamp set for these sentiments alone!!

If you are like me, you want to own this set...plus a WHOLE lot more of the gorgeous products being showcased by all my friends in this blog hop.  

So.....if you are anywhere in Canada, think about purchasing a starter kit and joining my team You'll be one of the very first to see the goodies every time there is a new catalogue and you'll be the first to order too. Fun. Fun. Fun!! 

To purchase a starter kit and belong to the Canadian Sunshine Stampers follow this link or simply click HERE. We get to order before anyone else! The starter kit is a great deal at $135, no tax, no shipping and you get to choose $165 of whatever you want! There are no lock in dates, you don't have to sell and there's no pressure from me.   

BUT WAIT!!!  If this interests you at all, then CONTACT ME because during Sale-A-Bration there is a very special deal being offered and I would LOVE to speak to you about it!!  I want to let you know how you can get the very best deal under the sun, and belong to the greatest team in all of Canada!!  Let me know.  I promise to make it worth your while!

Thanks for stopping by. Have an absolutely fantastic rest-of-your-week.   Enjoy all the sneak peeks and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!   
 God Bless you all, ~Cynthia <>< 

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22 comments:

  1. This is lovely Cynthia. So elegant. Good to hear you Are having some special time with your father. Zx

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    1. Thanks so much Zoe. It has been nice having some down time with my father and the rest of my family. Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  2. Great card! Where cn I find that background paper? Did you stamp to make it?

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    1. Sorry Caroline - I added a note in after I saw your comment to indicate that the DSP I used (isn't it perfect?!?) is from the Blooms and Bliss set. It works so well for the background, doesn't it? Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  3. Oh my goodness - I love the set and your card certainly uses it to advantage! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your R&R and Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Melanie. So glad you liked it. And so happy you left your comment. The perfect way to bring a smile to my face! Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  4. So creative with your gray skies gone your girl dancing away! I love it!

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    1. Ha ha - thanks Candy! I certainly feel optimistic like this girl. Dancing in the rain beats feeling soggy and dragged down...right? Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  5. #stampincontest
    Love the background paper.and the minimum accent to the featured stamp s fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Shawn - with the background paper, it is a very quick but effective card to make! Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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    1. Thank you Deb. There are so many gorgeous sets to choose from in this upcoming calendar, aren't there? We are SO LUCKY to be demonstrators and get to see them first! Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  7. Cynthia I really love the look of this card, especially the layers you've added. Well done!
    Diane

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    1. Thanks so much Diane! It really is an interesting card layout, with so many goodies to discover on the outside before you even open the card. The total effect is absolutely smashing! Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  8. What's a swoosh? Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Ha ha Gloria - sorry about that! There is a stamp in this gorgeous set that is just a sort of a blotch. It is meant to quickly colour and fill in the girl's dress. Because it has no real shape, I refer to it as a "swoosh". Once you see the stamp set, it will all make sense to you. Sorry if I did not explain it well enough. I will go back and edit to see if I can explain. Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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  9. I love your card! I have a card swap coming up this next weekend and would like to case it if you don't mind. Of course, I will credit it to you. I was thinking of using this DSP for the card but could not quite get what I wanted to do with it. I esp like how you have made a "story" with the card on card effect. I am a demonstrator (mostly a hobbyist) here in Texas with very few clients. Thank you for sharing this card. I know you will enjoy your trip to Thailand.

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    1. Oh Dianne - CASE away! I am very glad you like the card. It happens to be my favourite of all the ones I have made using this stamp set. :) Good luck with your swap. And have a marvelous week ahead. God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

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  10. I really love this stamp set and have been playing around with different layouts and it is perfect each time but this one is really special and I need to CASE it! Can you tell me what size is the extra "card" on the front? I'm sure I can get it with trial and error but if you could share that measurement I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for this beautiful idea.

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    1. Oh dear - your comment was hidden until now and I missed it. I hope you were able to figure out the measurements? So very sorry that this went unanswered for you. If you still need my help, let me know? In the meantime ....Thank you for your kind words. Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. God Bless, Cynthia <><

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