Thursday, 29 January 2015

My Incredible Team Strikes Again

Hello Friends

I have said it before but it bears Team is incredible.  Truly and absolutely remarkable!!
Dianne R - love how she used the designer paper as an awning!

Lynn CG - such a great way to think outside the box!
I began January (and this entire year) just a little bit sick.  Ok, maybe a whole lot sick.  You know how it is, a cold that you just can't seem to shake.  Lingering coughs and difficulty taking full breaths  And a bit of fog on the brain!   :)
Janet B(u) - such a striking use for this pattern
Janet B(r) - loving the multi-coloured embossing

Well, I had fog on the brain all right.  Big Time!  And as much as I loved the new Adventure Bound designer paper stacks, I just could not seem to wrap my head around how to use them on a card.
Val V - hard to believe this card uses the exact SAME designer paper as the 2 above, isn't it?

So I did the next best thing - I challenged my Team to use them on a card!  I selected a handful of local demonstrators and gave them each a piece of the DSP and asked them to turn it into a card.  And once again, I am totally in awe with what they came up with.
Sylvie - what a perfect use of this DSP.  Elegantly masculine I think
Lynn L - ingenious.  Hearts pinned to a textured background.  Love it!

Why don't you judge for yourself?
Pretty imaginative, aren't they?  And me?  I am totally humbled.  I would *never* have thought to use some of these patterns this way. These ladies ROCK!

I sent them all away this month with yet a new card challenge and I cannot wait to see what they do with it!  One of the best parts of Team meetings is that they share their imaginations and creative minds with me and inspire me!  Love my gifted Team.  Lots and lots.

Hope you are all enjoying your week and are looking forward to a wonderful weekend.
God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

Sunday, 18 January 2015

CASing Shelli Gardner

Hello Friends

Today I just had to show you the Thank You card that my customers will be receiving from me when they place an order during the month of January.

Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?

Shelli Gardner - the founder and CEO or Stampin' Up!, designed this card and showed Dawn Griffith how to make it, and I just had to CASe it since I loved it so much!

The new Butterfly Basics stamp set does all the hard work in this card.  Just some extra sponging and splattering for effect.  Each of the cards is a bit different.  And each of them is gorgeous.

What do you think?  Are you loving it too?

Remember - place an order with me during the month of January and you'll receive one of these too!!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  God Bless,   ~Cynthia    <><  

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Bokeh Anyone?

Hello Friends

If you have been paying attention to the internet at *all* you will have noticed that the Bokeh technique has really taken off.  And since it is so 'on trend', I wanted my club groups to get a chance to learn this technique.

So here is one of the cards we will be making at club this month.

I just love the Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon combination of the sponged background.  And the punched circles add to the overall Bokeh effect, don't you think?

Once again, I'll have to keep this short.  But I am looking forward to helping many of you re-create this card over the next little while at club.  Will you be joining us?  You are always welcome....just let me know!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.  God Bless,

~Cynthia    <><  

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

"Herd" You Missed Me?

Hello My Friends and I am sorry I was gone for so long.

No explanations today and no long-winded post as I am pressed for time.  But here is a quick card using the new "From the Herd" stamp set.  I also used the new Bouquet BigZ die and the Hardwood stamp to create the picket fence  LOVE how that turned out!!

Hope you like my little creation.  Hope to get back into the swing of things for tomorrow.

Til then - have a wonderful - if very COLD day!

God Bless,