Monday, 15 April 2013

FREE Stampin' Up! Products For You!

Hello Friends

It is an awfully busy time of year and I apologize that my blogging has been sporadic at best - but I did want to pop on to let you know about the wonderful new incentive that Stampin' Up! is offering.
From now until May 30, every hostess who hosts a $400 party will automatically receive $40 of extra FREE hostess dollars to spend!!

And if you decide you have a LOT of stuff you'd like to buy - then why not take a Starter Kit for a test drive?  For $125 (no shipping, no handling and no tax...just $125 flat) you can choose up to $195 worth of products.  That's right, $40 of FREE products to choose from, over and above the standard Starter Kit (regularly $155).  These are GREAT deals and I would love to see you get to take advantage of them!  So contact me today and let's find out how we can the most bang for your buck.

Have a wonderful Monday and a terrific week.   God Bless      ~Cynthia      <><

Friday, 5 April 2013

Important News - Ten Colours Are Retiring - Colour Refresh On Its Way!

Stampin' Up! Colour Refresh is Coming

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Announcing Stampin' Up!'s upcoming Colour Refresh! We love colour and we know that you do too. Colour is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. We are thrilled to share our updated line of colours, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

The upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colours (most of which are returning In Colours from previous years)!  That means that 10 colours are also retiring!
Q: What are the new core collection colours, and what are the 'In Colours' that are returning as core colors?
A: There are a total of 10 "new colours".  Most are returning 'In Colours'...yay!
  • NEW Smoky Slate
  • FOUR returning current 'In Colours' include: 
    • Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder
  • FIVE returning past 'In Colours' include: 
    •  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry 
    • Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride 
    • Soft Sky 
Check out these colours displayed in their new collections!
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Colours Retiring/Discontinuing:
  • Regal Rose
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Bashful Blue
  • Certainly Celery
  • Baja Breeze
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Not Quite Navy
  • More Mustard
  • River Rock
  • Lucky Limeade (2011/2013 In-Colour)
Watch a video showing the new colours in all their glory here:

IMPORTANT: Starting April 4th
  • All retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. 
  • Some products may not be available to the end of the current catalog period (ending May 31st).  
  • You'll want to stock up on your favorite out-going colour products this weekend and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING going on April 6-8, 2013. 

Place your order online, using the Hostess Code EMZ7ADEJ  -- or contact me before 10 p.m. April 8 to make sure you get your order in on time to qualify free shipping.  Every order (hostess code or e-mailed to me) from April 6-8 will qualify for a draw for a complete set of 10 ink pads (current Brights, Subtles or Regals - your choice).

The new colours are gorgeous and you are going to love them.  But make certain you get all your other favourites (and embellishments) now, before they disappear!

Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless!     ~Cynthia     <><

Thursday, 4 April 2013

FREE Shipping All Weekend!!

Hello Friends

Have you heard the great news?

All weekend long, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE Shipping on all orders.  That means that you can order anything, any amount, big or small, and get it delivered without the shipping charges.  Current products, Special Promotions, Clearance Rack items, Spring catalogue, you name it.  Woo hoo!  Doesn't it feel like Christmas?!?

From Saturday April 6 until Monday, April 8, everything ships for FREE 

Contact me today to place your order.  Or go to my online store and put a dent in your wish list.   

Place your order online, using the Hostess Code EMZ7ADEJ  -- or contact me before 10 p.m. April 8 to make sure you get your order in on time to qualify free shipping.  Every order (hostess code or e-mailed to me) from April 6-8 will qualify for a draw for a complete set of 10 ink pads (current Brights, Subtles or Regals - your choice).

Yahoo.  What a way to ring in the Spring!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Shopping!      God Bless,        ~Cynthia    <><

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Pumpkin Patch !!

Hi there friends

I have to tell you what a wonderful time I had on Monday night!  Several of my friends purchased the Paper Pumpin kit from Stampin' Up! and came over Monday evening to take part in my first "Pumpkin Patch" and I have to tell you - I enjoyed myself immensely!  You really want to sign up and join us next time around!

Let's get this straight:
I was excited when my Pumpkin Kit arrived.
I was excited when I opened it and saw the pretty blue tissue paper.
Then I opened it and briefly thought...hmmmm, is this all there is?  But on Monday when I started creating, my excitement returned and I was even more excited!!
The supplies Stampin' Up! provided make 4 really, really cute cards.  Nice and simple too.  An easy 30 minutes of refreshing craft therapy.  And then you are left with the materials and tools to continue creating...

I had so much fun creating "outside the box" and beyond just those first 4 cards, but still using the kit supplies.  At least for the time being I wanted to stick exclusively to using the Basic Gray ink and the sentiment and distressed dots stamps included in this kit.  I used the leftover outlines of some of the stickers to create even more elements for cards - see the green sunburst outlines, and the yellow arrow outlines?  And notice the little white Itty Bitty punch blossoms on the Turquoise card?  They are also punched from leftover white "spacer" bits from the sticker pages so they are self-adhering.

I supplied some So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green and Whisper White scraps and my guests used their imaginations to create cards unique to themselves.  The Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches were also popular!  

Lynn created this card and I just had to post it - Don't you LOVE the Basic Gray marker journalling around the outside edges of the Doily die cut and Gray matte piece?  I can see so much potential for future cards, just with what we created the other night.

And it was relaxing!  Oh so relaxing.  No pressure.  No time constraints.  No "have to finish cards X, Y and Z by 9 pm...." feeling.  I really enjoyed the atmosphere of an Open Crop&Create Night and I think I may repeat this at more than just the Pumpkin Patch events in future.

At any rate - and until then - I wanted to show you some of the sorts of things you could do using just this first 'My Paper Pumpkin' kit.  I really do think these kits are a fantastic deal for new and experienced crafters alike.  Once you have made the projects that are supplied with the kit, you still have the ink and stamps remaining and the possibilities for using these supplies are endless!   I am excited about getting my next one.  And having my friends over to create with me for another Pumpkin Patch.

Would you like to join us?  Or maybe just get the kit and stay home to create the wonderful projects included?  Hop on over to the Paper pumpkin website before the 10th of the month and sign up for your kit (don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator).  You'll expect your kit to arrive sometime after the 15th of the month - and if you're local, you're invited to join us for the next Pumpkin Patch.  Trust me when I say that you will enjoy your time 'in the Patch'.

Have a wonderful day and a terrific week.  God Bless,     ~Cynthia      <><

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Best of Butterflies

Hello Friends

Anyone who knows me knows that I love butterflies and they are one of my favourite images or embellishments on cards.  Like seriously.
I. Love. Butterflies.
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So when Stampin' UP! announced earlier this year that for their 25th Anniversary, they were going to come out with a monthly series called "Best of", well I was absolutely hoping that one of the months would be "Best of Butterflies".   And lo and behold my wish has been granted.  April's release is called Best of Butterflies and it is every bit as gorgeous as I had hoped and anticipated.  One of the images (a newly released one) co-ordinates with the Elegant Butterfly punch that we offer (item #127526).  And all of the images are beautiful.  Order yours today!!

Did you know that every "Best of" stamp set is available from the time it is released, through until March 31 next year?  And once you collect 6 "Best of" stamp sets, you can redeem your Proofs of Purchase for any stamp set worth $17.95 or less for FREE

The previous "Best of" sets, Best of Birthdays, Best of Love, and Best of Flowers are all still available and you should check them out.  For anyone in Canada, you can order them or let me know which set(s) you want and I'll make certain you get them.

Some things to remember:
  • All "Best of" stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $17.95.
  • While Stampin' Up! is releasing just one "Best of" stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the "Best of" sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new "Best of" set.
  • All "Best of" stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
Get a Free Stamp Set!  As a special incentive to collect the "Best of" stamps:
  • Starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every "Best of" set.
  • Collect six stickers
  • Send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $17.95! 
  • Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
So what are you waiting for?!?    Order yours today.   These images are just too beautiful to pass up.

Hope you all have a thoroughly wonderful day.  God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><