Saturday, 31 May 2014

Introducing..... the Blendabilities Club!

Join My Blendabilities Club

Do you want to own all of the exciting new Blendabilities - but you just can't afford to buy them all at once?  Well I have the solution for you!  Join my new Blendabilities Club and over 7 months you will receive: 

all 12 sets of Blendabilities
PLUS the Memento Black Ink Pad
PLUS the Blended Bloom Stamp Set
PLUS a stamp set of your choice *($15.95 or less) 
 and ALSO receive FREE 
a Color Lifter PLUS the Skin Colour Assortment of Blendabilities 
(a $48.35 value) 
and a FREE class to train you in using the Blendabilities

Billing Schedule: 
(Long Distance members are welcome.  Contact me about shipping costs)

Month 1 - $48.30
You'll receive one Marker Set as well as your Memento Ink Pad and the Blended Bloom Stamp.  Your FREE Color Lifter will also be included.

Months 2 - 6 - $39.65
You'll receive two Marker Sets each of these months.

Month 7 - $39.65
You'll receive your final Marker Set PLUS Stamp set of your choice *($15.95 or less) PLUS your FREE Skin Tone Colour Assortment.
A class on how to use the Blendabilities will be offered in August (repeated in early October) and you will get FREE registration to this event!

*You may choose a stamp set greater than $15.95 and pay the difference.

You will be sent a PayPal invoice the third week of each month, beginning in July.  After 7 months you will have:  
ALL 12 Blendabilities sets PLUS the Skin Colour Assortment, the Memento Ink Pad, the Color Lifter, 2 Stamp Sets and a Free Class on using your Blendabilities Markers!

Contact me today for more information or to register!

Blendabilities are an exclusive alcohol-based marker set that come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color ), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock when using them, but any of our cardstocks will work.

What sets Blendabilities apart:

  • The rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray
  • Color coded caps
  • Can be used with transparent sheets and to color pearls, rhinestones, buttons, clay, etc
  • And of course...Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock! 

The first set of Blendabilities products will be available for customers by late June/early July and will include:

  • Coastal Cabana
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin Tone Assortment (set of six)
  • Memento Ink Pad & refill
  • Color Lifter 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Fast and Fabulous Friday - What Are Friends For?

Hello Dear Friends

As I was preparing my own card(s) for Fast & Fabulous Friday, I realized that the best post for today would be the card I received yesterday from a friend.

I got home last night and opened my mailbox to find this beauty.  I think we'll call her, "Flower Shop meets Petite Petals".  Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  I love, love, LOVE this card and more importantly, love the sentiments of friendship that I found inside.

Suzane, my friend, from the bottom of my heart - thank you so much!  I cherish your friendship.  And I am smitten with your card.  You've combined simplicity with elegance with perfect balance to tie them together.  It looks to be reasonably fast.  And absolutely Fab-U-Lous!!

I may have time to post later today my own very fast posting.  Until then, I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!    
God Bless,   ~Cynthia    <><

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Thankful Thursday - Sneak Peak of Our New Blendabilities

Hello Friends

I am thankful, so very, very thankful, that the wait is almost over!  The new catalogue is available for ordering from beginning next Monday and I absolutely cannot wait!!  How about you?

Here's a quick sneak peak to show you just some of the reasons you should be thankful....see the gorgeous and subtly blended colouring of the poppies?  Look closely at the close-up below.  Yes.  You guessed it.  Stampin' Up! has come out with alcohol markers that make it possible for everyone to colour and shade and blend like an expert!  The new Blendabilities are WONDERFUL and you definitely want to get your hands on them!

Pssst - Wanna know a secret?  The least expensive way for you to get the Blendabilities, PLUS get free training in how to use them, is to join my Blendabilities Club.  Check out this link for more information.)

I haven't got very many new stamp sets to show you yet so for today I used the Pleasant Poppies stamp set, but trust me when I tell you that there are plenty of gorgeous stamp sets in the new catalogue that you will be dying to colour using your Blendabilities!!
Close Up of Poppies Coloured With Blendabilities

New Flower Punch and Stamps!

And maybe, just maybe, those cute little blossoms are part of today's Sneak Peak too?!  They're from the Something to Say stamp set and they were punched using the coordinating Itty Bitty Accents Punch.  Woo Hoo.  I LOVE stamp sets that coordinate with punches and I *especially love* flower stamps that can be punched out.  I think these will layer beautifully with our Petite Petals stamp set, don't you?

And finally - notice the "yellow rhinestone" in the centre of the poppy and also the blossoms?   One of the fantastic features of our new Blendabilities is that they are permanent so I was able to colour some rhinestones with a Daffodil Blendability so that they match my cardstock perfectly!

Love, love LOVE the new Blendabilities and you will too!

Gotta go now.  In addition to being thankful about the new catalogue, I have a lot of preparation to do so I can run my 20-card Inspiration Stamp Day on June 14th - using new stamp sets and products.  Are you registered yet?  You don't want to miss out on this chance to create 20 gorgeous cards in a single day!

Hope to see you all soon.  And I hope you have your own reasons to be thankful today.   God Bless,   ~Cynthia     <><

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Weekly Deals Continue....

With a new catalogue just around the corner (do you have yours yet?  If not, contact me and we'll see about getting one into your hands!), Stampin' Up! is continuing to offer its weekly 25% off deals.  And this week is no exception.

Check this out:  The Typeset Alphabet Dies for 25% off!  Now *THAT* is a deal!

I am so happy the weekly deals that SU! began in the 25th anniversary year have been continuing.  I love being able to help my customers save money.

Order yours online by clicking on the pictures below or contact me.  You'll never see these items at a better price!

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

Product List

Friday, 23 May 2014

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Blessings Cross

Hello Friends

My son was confirmed last evening and I have to tell you - we were one proud set of parents sitting there watching him,  He has grown into a fine young man.  Mature.  Responsible.  And Spiritual.  And we were filled with joy at being able to share these moments together with him (and our daughters) as a family.

Of course, after the ceremony I needed a card to go with his gift - but it had to be something without a lot of fuss or muss.  He is a 12 year old boy.  It still had to have wow-factor -- This *is* a big deal, after all.  And I had - quite literally - 10 minutes to make it since we had company over helping us celebrate!

I sound like an awful mother, don't I?!?   Some other time I'll have to tell you why I didn't have a card for my son until the last minute.  But for now, let's just keep our focus on the card.

I used my retiring Lattice Die (still love this die so so much) to create 3 crosses.  One in Early Espresso, one in Very Vanilla, and the last in Champagne Glimmer Paper.  I layered these with dimensionals, just a bit off-set from each other, onto a plain vanilla card that had an Espresso sentiment stamped onto it (from the retired set, "Graceful Words")

Simple.  Classic.  Elegant. Gorgeous.
And Fast!!

It did the trick.  He loved his card, without feeling there was too much frou-frou gidgety/gadgety stuff on it.   :)   I told you.  Boy.  Twelve years.  Say no more, right?....

Hope you enjoy its simplicity as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless you all,     ~Cynthia     <><

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Blow-Out Retirement Sale

Stampin' Up! has announced that beginning today, many of the remaining retiring products will be 25% - 50% off.  The sale continues until June 4 but, don't delay.  At these prices, the remaining retiring items will sell out quickly!
25% - 50% off many of the retiring products - only available through June 4, 2014 (while supplies last).   This could be your last chance to get some of your favourite items before they're gone for good! 

Go online and order yours today!  And use the hostess code CJSCBCJR for your chance to win a $25 shopping spree!

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

Monday, 19 May 2014

Layered Flowers Swap Card

Hi Friends

We had our Team Meeting last night and once again I was reminded that I get to work with some of the most wonderful ladies around!  

We also had our regular swap and here was my card.  I try to keep my swap cards beautiful but simple, because what I (and, any other demos) are looking for in a swap card is something simple that we can use for home parties and classes.  Hopefully this one fits the bill?

Although the designer paper (Kaleidescope) is retiring on June 2, everything else will remain current through the next 12 months.

LOVE that all the flower punches we have right now can be superimposed on each other to create gorgeous blooms!!  And wanna know a secret?  We have a new, smaller flower punch (part of a trio of punches) that comes out on June 2 that will layer nicely onto these as well.  Woo hoo!  Love my coordinating punches and stamps!

All right - it is a holiday Monday here in Canada and I have to see about getting more work done in my garden.  
So until tomorrow - take care and God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><

Product List

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sneak Peak - Something For Baby Buggy

Hello Friends

Well I'm back.  
No seriously.  
I mean it!  

I've finally gotten all my "stuff" in order and now I am back to stamping and creating and blogging in a serious way. And not a moment too soon!  I have my new catalogue goodies sitting here just waiting for me to make good use of them so how about we start with this little darlin'.

I've used 2 new stamp sets, a new set of framelits, and a new embellishment to get the ball rolling.  Can you spot them all?

I am absolutely in love with the "Something For Baby" stamp set.  Twelve really cute images that make me want to squeal with delight.  And even better...there are 11 framelits in the coordinating "Baby's First" framelit set so I can cut out the images and really show them off!  Don't you just adore this cute little baby buggy?

And there are lots of wonderful sentiment sets in this new catalogue - here is one of my new favourites, "Something To Say".  And did you notice the Pistachio Pudding Baker's Twine?  Love, love, LOVE the thick Baker's Twine that they've given us in this new catalogue!  I was so sorry when Sale-A-Bration ended and we no longer had the Thick Baker's Twine in the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.  But Stampin' Up! knew a good thing when they saw it and decide to offer us an even bigger selection in the new catalogue.  I, for one, couldn't be happier with this decision!

I can't show you everything on the product list yet, but all of the new products become available for you to order on June 2 and trust won't want to wait until then.  Have you seen the new catalogue?  If you live in Canada and you'd like your copy, contact me and we'll see what we can do about getting one to you!

In the meantime, have a terrific Sunday and a great weekend.  God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><

Product List

Friday, 16 May 2014

Fast and Fabulous Friday - It's All About the Texture

Hello Friends

Today the card is Fast and Fabulous.  And the post is FAST.

This card speaks for itself.  Everything used to make the card (except for the Vanilla and Suede cardstock and the punches) is retiring as of June 2 so if you love this card as much as I do, order your supplies NOW before it is too late and they are gone for good!  Even my favourite ribbon, teh Crochet Trim, is gone in a few short weeks.

And I cannot tell you how sad I am to see the Square Lattice embossing folder retire!

I need to keep this VERY fast since my club ladies are due to arrive any minute.  (They'll even be making this card).  But to all of you --- have a wonderful weekend.  It is a long weekend here in Canada and for those of you who are traveling - be safe!

God Bless you all my friends.     ~Cynthia    <><

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Thankful Thursday - Going, Going, Almost Gone

I know, I's been forever since I posted, right?

Sorry my friends.  I don't often quote the Beatles, but John Lennon said it best when he borrowed the phrase......"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans...."

Things here have been crazier than usual.  I'll explain in a few days - but for right now, I need to post something quick before you think I am gone for good.  So here's a Thankful Thursday post that says "Thank you for not giving up on me, even after my extended silence."      :)

I love tone on tone.  I love texture and using various embossing folders.  And I love simplicity.  This card is all of that and I love it.  I borrowed the idea from this card, then tweaked it ever-so-slightly and voila, this is what you get.

The Square Lattice embossing folder and the Little Leaves sizzlit are BOTH retiring so get them now before they are gone for good!  Trust me when I tell you that you will never regret owning the Square Lattice Embossing Folder!

Hope you forgive me for being away so long.  Thanks again for sticking with me.  Gotta run or this will never get online!

Have a wonderful day - all of you - and God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><