Thursday, 31 October 2013

Final ONE-DAY-ONLY Sale - Thankful Thursday

Hey There Friends

Stampin' Up! has blessed us richly for the entire month of October.  They've used the occasion of their 25th anniversary to give us weekly sales, biweekly sales and even Thursday-only sales.  Well today they cap off October with a final Thankful Thursday sale.  Here's what they have to say on the SU! blog today:

The Final Thank You Thursday!

We hope you have enjoyed the last month of our Thank You Thursday's, we sure have loved saying thank you! For this last one, we wanted to put a pretty little bow to wrap them up and we thought what better way than with our Chevron Ribbon! Below you will find a few of our favorite colors.

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010 

Regular Price: $12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.37 CAN
Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018

Regular Price: $12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.37 CAN

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019

Regular Price: $12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.37 CAN

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.37 CAN

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131152

Regular Price: $12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.37 CAN

I have been using the Chevron ribbon and I must say, it is much softer than you expect, and it is absolutely wonderful to work with!   Order online or Contact me to get yours today! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful and *safe* All Hallows Ev'ning!!  God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Blog Candy Winner - Sort Of

Silly Me

I was supposed to announce the winner of my blog candy from the Late Night Stamper's Fall Treasure Hunt.  I will tell you that as of yet, I have not been informed who the big winner of the Canadian LNS Treasure Hunt was - but at least I "kinda" know which wonderful friend has won the blog candy that I offered.

Drum Roll Please.......Oops.  We interrupt this program to bring you a public service announcement.  I am trying to contact the winner and have not reached her yet.  I need to verify her identity, as several of you left your (first) name but not your last.  And unless your name is unbelievably uncommon, I likely know at least 2 of you, so my winner is still pseudo-anonymous.   :)    Please be patient with me my friends while I try to verify the identity of my blog candy winner.  Check back tomorrow (maybe she will have returned my call by then......)

Hope everyone has been having a super week!   God Bless,     ~Cynthia    <><

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Weekly Specials: Oct 29 - Nov 4

Hello Dear Friends

Stampin' Up! has been so good to us!

In honour of their 25th Anniversary, each week in October they have given us a set of products that they have offered at a 25% discount, and this week is no exception.  Take a look at what you can get at a 25% saving this week!!

Personally, my favourites here are the Ovals Collection framelits and the Paper Snips.  I already own Paper Snips but at this price, I am going to invest in a duplicate pair because I tell you - I would be absolutely lost if anything happened to mine.  And the Ovals Collection framelits?  Well, I think wanting to own them is self-evident as to why.  They are fantastic and so very useful.

And look, there is even a very popular, but retired punch on sale (Blossom Petals punch).  Look at the bargain basement price that you could pay to own this punch!  That's a terrific bargain my friends.  An absolutely terrific bargain!!

So hurry now and contact me to let me know what you would like to order.  Or go to my online store and shop until your heart's content.  

And in the meantime....I wish for you a wonderful day.  God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Monday, 28 October 2013

Beautiful Christmas Banner

Hello Friends

Look what I did last night?!  I mean, is this beautiful or what?  And easy.  It is *so* easy to make!!  All you need is a Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and the Christmas Banner Accessory kit and voila.  Look what you can make?!?
I know this picture is not great....the photo really does not do it justice....But the Christmas banner is a fantastic project and I absolutely love how mine turned out!!

Can't wait to do the repeat class for all those who could not make last night's instalment.  I have the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit so if I know you are interested, I only need to order the Christmas Banner Accessory kit for you to make your own lovely decoration.  

What about you?  Do you want to make this little beauty?  Stay tuned for an update on when that is going to happen.  Because believe me - you WANT to make this project.

Hope everyone is heading into a wonderful week!
God Bless,    ~Cynthia     <><

Friday, 25 October 2013

Hallowe'en Banner Class

Hello Friends
Maeve with her "Shiver" Banner!

Well, except for some unexpected car trouble (meaning my neighbour inadvertently backed his car into the front fender of my customer's car...but that is a different story for a different time)...well except for *that*, Wednesday night here was loads of fun and was packed with lots of laughter.

Several of my friends came over to create a Hallowe'en Banner, using the Create-A-Banner kit from the Holiday catalogue (Build a Banner - complete kit = #133507.  Extra flags = Banner Simply Created Kit #132699.   Hallowe'en Banner Accessory Kit = 132698).  Let me tell you, the banners they made are so stinkin' cute!!  And each one is just a little bit different.
Sandy's "Beware" Banner

Donata's "Creepy" Banner

The hardest part of the entire process was trying to come up with a Hallowe'en-appropriate word that had 6-letters or less.  My friends had 6 flags each to work with, and they all wanted to use different words.  I love the ones they came up with, don't you?  

Here are a few of the completed banners that left my home Wednesday night.  

And I am telling you, now I cannot wait to run the Christmas banner class on Sunday!!  In fact, I already know I am going to have to add a second Christmas banner class (uses Christmas Banner Accessory kit #132697) since I have had so much interest in it.

How about you?  Want to make a Christmas banner?  Contact me today and we'll find out if there is a banner class coming up that fits your schedule.

In the meantime - have a spectacular day.  And a thoroughly wonderful weekend!
God Bless,       ~Cynthia     <><

Thursday, 24 October 2013

One Day ONLY Deals - Thankful Thursday

Hey There Friends

Stampin' Up! has done it again.  They've given us a one-day sale to knock our socks off.  Today only get 4 framelits or 2 embossing folders for 25% off.  And one of the framelits (Hearts a Flutter) coordinates with one of the stamp sets that is also on sale this week for 25% off!!

What a super deal.  Order online or Contact me to get yours today! 

Thank You Thursday!

This week's Thank You Thursday's are a "big" deal! We hope you enjoy this assortment of Big Shot accessories!

Hearts a Flutter Framelit Item # 130159
Regular Price: $30.95 CAN
Discount Price: $23.21 CAN
Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 CAN
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies
Item # 132172

Regular Price: $32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 CAN
Alphabet Press Textured Embossing Folder
Item # 130916

Regular Price: $9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 CAN

Window Frames Framelit Item # 129021
Regular Price: $32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 CAN
Chalk Talk Framelit Item # 129983
Regular Price: $30.95 CAN
Discount Price: $23.21 CAN

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

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hello There Friends!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE the way the photopolymer stamp sets from Stampin' Up! cling.  I mean, they really *stick*.  They ink up nicely too and stamp like a dream.  Having used a LOT of inferior clear stamps from other companies over the years, let me tell you that I, for one, am impressed!!

So I was excited when Stampin' Up! announced a new, Christmas-themed photopolymer set.  And the Endless Wishes stamp set did not disappoint.  I got mine delivered last Friday, and my wonderful downline ladies got to use it at our Team Meeting on Sunday night.  Here's some samples of one of the cards we created:

Do you love the emboss-resist technique as much as I do?  It was so easy to create this gorgeous card using Versamarek and white embossing powder for the snowflake images, then sponging Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist and Pool Party over the embossed images.  I also love that with so many bits, we were each able to string together a sentiment that said exactly what "we" wanted it to say.

So - what do you think? ---   Making cards like this?  It's worth joining my team so you'll be eligible to come to Downline Meetings and create a bit of beauty, don't you think?

Hope everyone is having a spectacular week!!  Mine has been busy, busy, busy, but is lovely nonetheless!
God Bless,    ~Cynthia     <><

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

HUGE 25th Anniversary ONE WEEK Sale --- 25% OFF 25 Stamps!!

Hello my dear Friends

Not only is this Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary year, but this week actually marks the anniversary of their first week.  So in honour of that auspicious occasion, Stampin' Up! is offering 25 of their stamp sets at a 25% discount for ONE WEEK ONLY!!

Just look at some of the gorgeous sets that are on sale (full listing is below):

Christmas Star

Zoo Babies

Gently Falling

Ornament Keepsakes

Snowflake Soiree

Can you say "Wow" !!??

Take a peak below at all the great sets that are available for 25% off, for one week only.  Order yours online, or contact me today to place your order!!  Stamp sets ship to anywhere in Canada!


Friday, 18 October 2013

Christmas Card Classes Saturday

Hello My Friends
Christian-Christmas Card Class

I've been busy here - clubs for the Fall are in full swing, and there's always room for more.  If you are interested in taking "club" out for a test-drive, contact me and let me know.  

I've also been busy planning a series of classes.  In fact...what are you doing on Saturday - that's tomorrow - Oct 19?  Because I have 2 Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks that I am running, and all of the cards are simply gorgeous!

Festive Christmas Card Class

The Christian-Christmas card class runs from 10 - noon, and the Festive Christmas card class runs from 1 - 3 pm.  Come to one and leave with a stack of beautiful cards.  Come to both and leave with LOTS of beautiful hand-made cards....with a 2-class discount!

All of the information for both classes can be found by clicking on this link.

I am looking forward to stamping with some of you tomorrow  And for those of you who are interested but haven't let me know yet - there is still time!  Contact me today to give me your RSVP so I can have your materials prepared for you.

I hope to see many of your faces there.  And to all of you...have a wonderful end to your week and a glorious weekend ahead!!

God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Lots of Classes Added to My Calendar

Just a heads' up my friends.....I have added lots of daytime, evening, weekend and weekday classes to my calendar.  Card-making, Scrapbooking, and home decor classes.  Check out my classes and events page for details.  And don't forget to RSVP!

Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving weekend and God Bless you all! 
~Cynthia      <><

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

October Clubs

Hello Friends

So - how many of you look at gorgeous things on the computer?  You surf.  You Pin.  You post.  And you dream....but you just never get around to "doing"!  

Well, *doing* is what card club is all about.  Each month I invite ladies into my home on their choice of 5 different evenings and we get inky.  We create gorgeous and beautiful projects and everyone leaves with a sense of accomplishment.  Not just the "someday I want to make.....".  Instead, everyone gets to go home to the sound of ooh's and aaah's and the "You made that?" kind of compliments!!

This month we are making 3 very elegant Christmas cards - A silver Christmas Star, S
Stained Glass" Poinsettia card, and a vintage Santa.  We're also making a cute little seasonal gift purse (your choice of one of them).

If you like the idea of trying your hand at this, learning new techniques, crafting with friends (and making new ones!) and having a blast, then contact me.  We'd love to have you join us.  This month.  Or next.  Try us out and visit on one of our club dates and see how much fun it is!!

Hope you are enjoying a spectacular Fall!   God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Join For Just $25

$25 doesn't seem to go far anymore but have I got a sweet $25 deal for you!

Why not spend $25 and get something you really LOVE?

From October 7th to October 21st, you have a once in a blue moon chance to try out Stampin' Up!  Go ahead - take it for a "test drive".  Just $25 gets you all the benefits and privileges that come with being part of this amazing company. (including a generous discount!)

And the best part - You have until the end of April to enjoy access to all sorts of exclusive insider info and creative ideas -- without any pressure to hold parties or make sales.

Honest to goodness and cross-my heart!!
Sound good?
Want to know more?

Send me an e-mail at    OR
Message me on my Facebook page at   OR
Simply check out the info at this link:

If you already know you want to try it out then you can click this link to Join by Oct 21st!

I can't wait for you to join me as a Canadian Sunshine Stamper!!

Let me help *you* save money, and have fun at the same time!!

God Bless,    ~Cynthia  <><

The Fine Print:
This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!

  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $125 starter kit will not be available. 

  • The $25 Starter Kit includes $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product of your choice!(it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax) 

  • You get Two FREE months of your own Stampin' Up! Website!

  • Business pack which includes:

  1. A box of annual catalogs 
  2. A package of the current seasonal catalog 
  3. Getting Started DVD 
  4. Customer Order Forms 
  5. Customer postcards
First Order Perks: 

  • If you place your first order of at least $200 within 30 days of your start date, you can: choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first order in December). 
  • Receive 30% instant income on your first order over $200 and any eligible hostess benefits as well!
  • Until Oct 31, get an EXTRA $25 of FREE hostess benefits when you submit an odrer of $350 or more.
You only have until midnight on October 21st to get this deal. Think about all the money you'll save this season with your exclusive discount on the supplies you'll need anyway for the holidays! That alone is reason enough to check it out!

Monday, 7 October 2013

World Card-Making Day Event

Hey there friends

What a WONDERFUL weekend so far!!

Friday from 5 pm -midnight, and Saturday from 9-5, I was joined by a number of my friends for a World Card-Making Day event.  I ended my weekend pretty tired...but with a smile from ear-to-ear.  It just doesn't get any better than to spend time getting inky with great friends.  (Some of Yola's delicious gourmet cupcakes didn't hurt either!!)

At any rate, although my friends did not sleep over at the church hall where the event was held, I did make and give them "pillow gifts" so they would, hopefully, recognize and realize how much I appreciate them!  What do you think of these little angel ornaments I made for them?  Pretty cute huh?

If I get a chance this week, I'll let you know exactly how these little beauties were made.   Until then, I do hope you all enjoyed a spectacular weekend!  And I hope your World Card-Making Day this year was grand.  Mark it on your calendars now - Friday and Saturday, Oct 3 and 4, 2014.  World Card-Making Event number 2!

And don't forget about my birthday week special offer.   You have until midnight tonight to submit an order with me (>$60) and I will pay the shipping and handling.  That's right - my birthday gift to you is FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders.  But hurry.  My birthday week is over today so contact me now!

Enjoy your Monday.  Have a super week and God Bless,
~Cynthia   <><

Friday, 4 October 2013

Friends That Rock....

I love my friends.

For who they are.  For what they are.  And for the ways they bless my life.

I know I've been cryptic about my birthday - everyone knows it is "this week" with the Free Shipping ordering special that I am offering, but most of you don't know the actual date of my birthday.  And the mystery has been driving some of you crazy!   :)

Make no mistake about it, I have ZERO hang-ups about my's just that I wanted you to understand that this is not about me and not about my birthday.  My offering an ordering special was for *YOU*.  I really and truly wish to honour you guys.  So no - I am not going to disclose the date of my birthday.  Suffice it to say that it falls in the first week of October.  Every year!

One of my dear friends, Sonya, wanted to be able to wish me happiness and love on the actual day - and barring knowing what that was, she covered them all.  She arrived on my doorstep on October 1 with 7 pre-dated envelopes and I have been opening a beautiful hand-made Birthday card each morning.  4 down, 3 to go.  Love the Stampin' Up! goodies (both current and retired) she's been using to create these cards!

Sonya looks like she owns just about as much SU! stuff as I do!!!  Well, not really.  NO ONE owns as much SU! stuff as I do!!   :)

Got to get some last minute stuff done for my World Card-Making Day Event tonight/tomorrow.  Sonya will be there.  Along with some other spectacular lady friends.  I can't wait to show you the "pillow gifts" I've made for the attendees!!  Check back tomorrow for your peak.

Have a wonderful day.  Happy Friday to you all.  God Bless,   ~Cynthia   <><

Thursday, 3 October 2013

World Card-Making Day on Saturday - Want to Make Some Cards With Me?

WORLD CARD-MAKING Day - Saturday Oct 5 
  • BOGO from 10 am - 3 pm and get FREE shipping on orders over $60! *regular HST on orders applies
  • 3 of my most popular summer classes are being offered again!  Take two or more and get reduced pricing!  (World Card-Making Day Registrants get classes at cost)  Please RSVP for classes so I can have your materials prepared.
Do you want a chance to get creative on WCMD?  Come to Pine Grove Church (2144 East Acres Rd - where Hwy 174 crosses Montreal Rd) and join me for one, two or three of my classes.  Take two classes, get a $5 rebate on the price of each class.  Take all three and get a $25 rebate on your total class price!

Delightful Dahlias Class
9:30 - 11:30 am,  Sat Oct 5  

Choose either clear or wood option.

Already own this set?  Choose an alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value instead.

Clear Option - (stamp set plus product valued at $25)
Class = $35
Option - (stamp set plus product valued at $33)
Class = $45

*WCMD Registrants pay $25 or $33, respectively

Wonderful Wetlands Class
 noon - 2 pm, Sat Oct 5

Choose either clear or wood option.

Already own this set?  Choose an alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value instead.

Clear Option - (stamp set plus product valued at $30)
Class = $40
Option - (stamp set plus product valued at $35)
Class = $45

*WCMD Registrants pay $30 or $35, respectively

Simply Fabulous Class
2:30 - 4:30 pm, Sat Oct 5 

A full package of the Simply Fabulous Kit which includes the following:

  • 8 laser-edged cards
  • 8 envelopes (Pistachio Pudding and Smoky Slate with white polka-dots design)
  • 8 pieces 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (kit exclusive colors)
  • 72 cardstock sticker hearts
  • 30 adhesive-backed rhinestones

There will be some leftover materials for you to use for other projects.  Additional materials are provided and included in the class fee.  We will also make a custom envelope using the new Envelope Liner Framelits from the (new) Holiday Catalog. 
Class Options:
  1. $45 - Million & One Stamp Set (clear) included
  2. $50 - Million & One Stamp Set (wood) included
*WCMD Registrants pay $40 or $45, respectively

World Card-Making Day Extravaganza - Fri Oct 4 and Sat Oct 5th  
Friday Oct 4,   5 p.m. - midnight and Saturday Oct 5,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pine Grove Bible Church (easy to find - right off the highway!! -- 2144 East Acres Rd - where Hwy 174 crosses Montreal Rd)

Come Craft in your PJs (if you wish) on Friday night, then return on Saturday to craft some more while we celebrate World Card-Making Day!  Make and Takes offered on Friday night and Saturday.  

Friday & Saturday-- Early Bird Pricing, before Sept 20 = $50   or $60 after Sept 20.
includes a $35 goodie bag
5 Make & Takes.    2 Make & Takes on Friday, 3 Make & Takes on Saturday
door prizes (Friday night and Saturday)
use of my punches, dies, Big Shot, etc

Friday only or Saturday only 
($25 goodie bag)  

Early Bird Pricing, before Sept 20 =  $40  or $45 after Sept 20

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Happy Birthday Friend!!

I warned you that I have birthdays on the brain, right?

Well, today is the birthday of one of my very good friends!  Someone I respect and admire and I feel blessed and honoured to know.  She ia a beautiful woman inside and out and not only is it her birthday today, but in just a few short weeks it will be the "birth" day of her third child.  I am very excited for her and her growing family.  And I sent this card to her to let her know how much I cherish and appreciate her.

I CASed this card directly from the internet because I loved it from the moment I saw it - and I used it as one of our September club cards to remind my ladies that tone-on-tone can be one of the most beautiful colour combinations.  In fact, most of the stamping on this card is versamark (followed by clear embossing powder) so the darker images on the Soft Suede card really are tone-on-tone.  And Pool Party, combined with the Suede, is such a gorgeous punch of colour.

A bitty vellum butterfly atop the Suede/Pool Party larger one, and there is just enough dimension and 'movement' on the card to keep it bright and  interesting.

And speaking of interesting - you heard about my birthday special, right?  
From Oct 1-Oct 7, I will pay the shipping and handling on any order greater than $60.  Regular HST fees still apply.  But the s&h will be covered by me.  It is the week of my birthday and I am sharing my happiness with all my friends.   Contact me and take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING this week!

Back to work I go - so much to do to prepare for my World Card-Making Day Event this weekend!  Are you going to visit us on Saturday between 10 and 3 to take part in the BOGO?  Or come and take my Delightful Dahlias or Wetlands or Simply Sent Classes.  You won't regret it!

In the meantime and until then -- Have a wonderful evening my friends and God Bless,    ~Cynthia     <><

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

So Many Reasons to Celebrate!!

Hello Friends and Happy Birthday to me!  Well...almost.....  Kind of......  Soon.....

My birthday is this week so I am offering a one week special (available only through me) to ANYONE in CANADA,  That's right - this special applies to anyone from ANYWHERE IN CANADA.

From Oct 1-Oct 7, I will pay the shipping and handling on any order greater than $60.  Regular HST fees still apply.  But the s&h will be covered by me.  I am passing on my Happy Birthday celebrations to all my friends so help me make this a wonderful week!  Contact me and let's give you a reason to celebrate too!
Best of Christmas - 134384   ($17.95)

As part of your $60 order, you should consider the Best of Christmas stamp set that was just released today.  Love these images.  Dasher was one of my favourite single stamps.  And the classy and elegant ornament coordinates with our new ornament punch.  At $17.95, this is a great deal!  And you can get this as part of your FREE shipping and handling deal!  So I have to ask you....why wouldn't you?!?

And want to hear more exciting news?  For the entire month of October, any hostess who has a party that comes to $350 or more, will get an EXTRA $25 of hostess benefits!   I just love it when Stampin' Up! is generous!

Do you think it's because it's my birthday month?!?!  Wow!  How did they find out?!

For all of you considering taking me up on my free s&h offer - contact me soon to get your order in.  And to all of you....  
Have a wonderful Fall day and God Bless you,    ~Cynthia    <><