Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Lest We Forget

 My Dearest Friends

Last spring when I ordered them, I created some gorgeous cards using the beautiful Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments stamp sets.  No, I did not share them (I was absent from my blog for a very long time).  I also ordered the matching dies but I admit that I have not had much time to play with the Painted Labels and Poppy Moments dies.  (Bear in mind that it is always financially advantageous to purchase these as a bundle:  Peaceful Moments Bundle and Painted Poppies Bundle)

But they are gorgeous.  All of them.  And today, of all days, I could not let the opportunity pass to remind you of just how inspiring a poppy can be.  Other demonstrators have shared their beautiful creations, so I will show you two of those:

Michele Miller created this beautiful framed decor piece using the Poppy Moments dies, the Banner Pick a Punch and the Playful Alphabet dies (and adhesive sheets).  Cardstock used was Garden Green, Poppy Parade and Whisper White, along with some red rhinestone basic jewels for a subtle shine. (The shadow frame is from IKEA)

Carolyn Crann Arnold also shared a stunning card - using Basic Black, Shaded Spruce, Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock and the Red Velvet Specialty paper, the Poppy Moments dies, as well as Memento Ink and and the Country Home stamp set for the sentiment.

I love what these ladies have done.  Don't you?   It is so important to remember this day and all those who have sacrificed (and continue to sacrifice) so much for all of us.

Naturally, if you wish to purchase any of these items, I am happy to help you.  You may shop online HERE (and please use the host code Y23G9DUC).  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Blessings to you today, and all the rest.   Love Cynthia    <><

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

More Thank You cards as a Sympathy Gift

I told you yesterday that I had made Thank You cards for my friend whose son had just passed away suddenly.  I also told you I was very, very thankful for my Stamparatus in allowing me to make multiples of the cards, fairly quickly and easily.  Well, here is another of the cards that I produced for my friend.

I love how soft and peaceful this card is.  The Butterfly Wishes stamp set is one of the DistINKtive stamp sets that allows for multiple layers of shading to be part of the image in just a single stamping.  The effect is certainly soothing.

I made the card in 5 different colours but I think the Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy are my favourite.  And yes, the inside has a stamped image to coordinate with the outside, and both sides of the envelope coordinate with the card as well.  It's those little touches, don't you think?

I hope all of you are experiencing smiles and hugs and laughter and joy.  Take care and God Bless you all,   Cynthia    <><  

(and for those of you who asked - the Host code for this coming month is E6CXT79P)

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Sympathy Gift

 Hello My Friends

There are no words I could speak that would ease the pain my friend feels at the loss of her son. But I remember from when my mother passed away, how much I wanted to say thank you to all who had comforted me and shared in my sorrow at the time. So I realized I could give my friend at least one gift.

I spent today creating a couple of dozen thank you cards for her. (Thank heavens for my Stamparatus!)   I will leave them in her mailbox tomorrow.  So that over these coming days, she has them handy for when she wants to let someone know she appreciates their support.  It is a little thing.  But the only thing I can offer right now (especially since in these COVID times I cannot even just go over there to comfort her in person!)

Forever Fern makes gorgeous cards.  And when the inside of the card coordinates with the outside, and both sides of the envelope have that extra bit of coordinating flair - well, I hope she knows that these were made with love for her.  Insufficient to even barely bandage the raw pain she must feel.  But at least it is something.

Take care my friends.  Enjoy the coming week.  And take every opportunity to smile and share laughter with those you care about.

God Bless you all,   Cynthia    <><  

(and for those of you who asked - the Host code for this coming month is E6CXT79P)

Saturday, 24 October 2020

A quick - but sad - return

Hello my friends. I have been away for a very long time because I have been busy (as I'm sure you all have been).

I thought I could pop on just to show you a card I had to make today,.  :( 

 I learned this morning that neighbours of ours lost their son last night. He was a young adult, and a really sweet boy. I remember him as very polite. Kind. Gentle. Helpful. And quick with a smile. I am so sad for them.

So I created a card just to let them know we are thinking about them and we care. I wish my return to this blog was under better circumstances. I shall try to post more often. 

But in the meantime, I hope all of you are well and that even in this strange COVID-crazy world, you are happy and healthy and focusing on the smiles and laughter in your lives.

God Bless you all.    Cynthia.    <>< .

Monday, 29 April 2019

Introducing the Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Dear Friends.  It's been a while, hasn't it?
Well it's time I returned. And what better way to return than to show you a superb kit available from Stampin' Up! beginning on May 1 (and only available until May 31, or while supplies last!)
Introducing the Everything is Rosy Product Medley!
This Gorgeous Kit is only available May 1 - 31, 2019 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes all these exclusive products, for $109 Cdn:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set - 18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies - 10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack - 48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper - 8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts - 2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts - 4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments - 60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon - 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon - 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint - 1/2 oz. (15 ml)
This is a COMPLETE kit that is available beginning May 1, but ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  So don't wait a minute longer --> Contact me to place your order the instant it becomes available (May 1), or order yours beginning May 1 by ordering HERE (please use the Host code XTW9W64V).
So many gorgeous things included in this Product Medley:
And so many gorgeous things you can make with the exclusive kit contents.  Here are just a few examples:
So get yours NOW!  Don't wait until they are all sold out!   
 Contact me to place your order as soon as this kit is available on May 1, or order yours (beginning May 1) by ordering HERE (please use the Host code XTW9W64V) 
Hope your Easter was wonderful and continues to be so! 
God Bless,     Cynthia    <><   

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Blended Seasons - ONLY until Aug 31

Ok - Quick post my friends.  
You WANT the Blended Seasons bundle.  ORDER IT QUICK because it is only available until Aug 31!!

That means you only have a few more days to get your hands on it!  And trust me when I say that you WANT it! 

This set is so versatile.  
So multi-functional.
Good for so many occasions and so many kinds of cards!

A quick scroll through the internet turns up hundreds of gorgeous cards.  Spring and summer cards with flowers and bright colours.

Fall images perfect for Thanksgiving,  Autumn Birthdays, and my nemesis...Masculine cards!

Christmas cards and winter Thank You's.  

Wedding cards, Congratulation cards, Friend cards, Sympathy cards, Thinking of name it, you can make ANYTHING with the gorgeous images in this set!  

And the thinlits that come with the bundle are BRILLIANT!!


Fun Fact - the thinlits make a stitched edge on the cut-out piece, and they ALSO leave a stitched edge behind, on the window they created!  See the stitched edge on the 'outside edge' of the white piece for this Autumn-themed card?

(NB:  If you love our watercolour pencils, there are also a set of 10 new colours available until Aug 31.  They will likely be available again several months from now, but if you want them before 2019, you'll need to order them NOW)

Order the Blended Seasons Bundle (NOW) online --> HERE before they are GONE FOREVER (please use the Hostess code ZCGW9QH7).  You only have until Aug 31.  That is next Friday.  Don't miss it!!  

My friends have created so many gorgeous cards with this set....




And remember - there is a fun BONUS PROMOTION on right now too.  For every $60 you spend in August you get a $6.00 coupon code in your e-mail to redeem in September. Even more fun, the Holiday Catalogue goes live on Sept 5th, so you can use your coupons on those brand new products. Coupon Codes will be emailed to you so be sure you have your e-mail in your profile and save your codes in a safe spot. I can help you redeem them by online orders or email orders in September. No limits on how many coupons you can earn.




What are you waiting for?  


Remember - you can order the Blended Seasons Bundle (NOW) online --> HERE before they are GONE FOREVER (please use the Hostess code ZCGW9QH7).  You only have until next Friday, Aug 31.   And you earn a $6 coupon code (that you can redeem in September on NEW Holiday goodies) for every $60 you spend in August.

It's an excellent time to treat yourself.  Go ahead.  End your summer on a high note!
And at the very least...have a spectacular weekend.
God Bless,      Cynthia    <>< 

Friday, 6 July 2018

New Catalogue Swaps...

Hello My Friends
Swap card from Marcy Denning

Happy Mail time!!

I received my swaps today - cards created by other talented demos here in Canada - I swap some of the ones I have made, and they give me some of the ones they have made!!  

Man are they ever a gorgeous cross-sampling of the exciting new products that are available in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.

Today's card is a cute little number that uses the Broadway Birthday stamp set and the coordinating Broadway Lights Framelit Dies.

You can order any of these fantastic items by visiting my online store HERE.  Don't forget to use the hostess code 63BAMBV7 at check out.

But don't forget - Demos get to see all the great products first.  Demos get to order all the great products first.  And demos share all their ideas with each other.  

Want to join this happy demo family?  There is a GREAT special on right now where you get to choose a family of 10 FREE ink pads, plus choose $165-worth of fantastic products, all for just $135.  That's right, the value of the entire Starter Kit is over $315 - but you pay only $135!  Check out the details HERE.

Come back tomorrow to see another gorgeous swap card.  In the meantime, I hope everyone is looking forward to a wonderful weekend!  God Bless,    Cynthia  <><

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