Thursday, 28 March 2013

Thankful Thursday - Thank You For Friends!

Good Morning Friends

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how thankful I am for all my friends and family.  The ones who encourage you, support you, and bring sunshine into your life.  And I LOVE that Stampin' Up! has a stamp that is directed right to them!!  For all my friends and family, and those of you who qualify as both, I love you and am eternally grateful for you in my life!

Since this is a stamping and crafting blog after all.....I am also just a little bit excited to share with you that I finally got to play with my new clear, photopolymer stamps.  They cling like you wouldn't believe to the clear blocks!  They are completely transparent so you can see exactly where you are stamping.  They are flexible (I curved the stamp to make a sun from a straight-line banner).  And they stamp with the exceptional and superb quality that you (and I) have grown to expect from Stampin' Up!  I am sold, literally SOLD, on how well they perform.  And I can't wait to get the next set that is released!

Supply List
Stamps - Designer Typeset (132956), Feel Goods (w129681, c129684)
Ink - Versamark (102283), Daffodil Delight (126944), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Calypso Coral (126983), Primrose Petals (126858)   
Paper - Basic Black (121045), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730)  
Big Shot - Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138)
Tools/Accessories - Heat Tool (129053), Black Embossing Powder (109133), Brayer (102395)

I brayered a sunny background onto this card, then heat-embossed both the sun (LOVE the clear photopolymer stamps!) and the sentiment in black.   The addition of a few of my favourite butterflies, and a simple but effective card is ready to be sent out to one of the multitude of wonderful friends that I call mine.

I hope your day - and your long weekend - are shaping up to be just as sunny and bright as this card is.  Many of you, like me, are celebrating the most important day of the year this weekend.  To all of you I wish a joyful, peace-filled and truly Blessed Easter.

God Bless,    ~Cynthia       <>< 


  1. This is just too amazing!!! LOVE the way you used your stamps and the use of ink! GORGEOUS! :)

    1. Thank so much Mynnette
      We did these at my last meeting - I had fun making them and teaching my team how to use the brayer to achieve the colour gradient for the sun. And I mean it when I say the new clear photopolymer stamps are a dream to use!! Glad you like the cards too.
      Hope you are gearing up to enjoy a super Easter weekend! Thanks for visiting and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  2. This is really great, Cynthia. You always have a new technique that amazes me, and I thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge. Have a great week, and may God bless you as you continue to create and share your talents.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Cynthia,
    Such outstanding cards. The color is truly wonderful. How on earth did you manage to get such a beautiful blend of colors? The sun certainly holds its own up in the corner. Another great entry.
    God's richest blessings to all,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Sweet cards, love the ombre color. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

    1. Thanks Rea. We still have snow here (melting fast but we started with such a base that it will be a while before it is all gone) so the warm, almost hot colours of the sun made me think of Spring. And of course, that means new-ness. Re-birth. And Easter! :)
      Hope your Easter was wonderful! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  5. Both card are so cute with great color and lay-out. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

    1. Happy Easter Monday Jo Ann
      I hope your weekend was as blessed as mine! Thank you for visiting. I saw the cards on your blog and am amazed with your colouring! And the stitching on cards is so effective! Gotta get my sewing machine out one of these days! Thanks for the inspiration!
      Have a wonderful week. God Bless, ~Cynthia <><