Friday, 17 April 2015

Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop

Hello Dear Friends

Last September at the Founders' Circle Retreat, an amazing demonstrator named Lee Conrey asked many of us if we would like to join with her this April to raise awareness about Autism.  And I am happy to do just that!  This is a bright, colourful and creative way to raise awareness (and funds) for this cause.


Autism Fact #4:   Did you know that........Dogs have been shown to improve autistic children’s quality of life, independence, and safety. The presence of a trained dog can reduce aggressive behavior, calm the child, and serve as a link to the child’s community 

Make sure you hop through to visit all 13 blogs.  And feel free to leave a comment on any or all of them.  We like to know that you've stopped in for a visit.  :)     

Here is my project - and yes, I specifically chose blue, since it is the colour for autism awareness:  

 2 Ways to Donate:
1)  I will be donating my 20% Stampin' Up! Instant Income from my sales all weekend (April 17th - 19th), so if you wish to place an order in my online store, click here to order, and I'll be sure to make the donation on Sunday the 19th!
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  2)  Donate directly to the Autism Society
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 Next on our hop is Alisa Tilsner - click on the image below to see what she has created for us!

Maybe you started here, or maybe you got to my page from Betty Button's blog.  To hop back to Betty's blog, click below:
I hope you are enjoying your time spent hopping around to various blogs.  And I hope this is just the start to a wonderful weekend for you and those you love.  God Bless,   ~Cynthia   <><

Thursday, 16 April 2015

April Club Class Projects

Hello Friends

It's been a crazy last few weeks and it doesn't seem like it is going to slow down any time soon.  But I did want to take a moment to show you the projects we will be making at our April club classes.

The Spring wreath is on top of a window-ed box from Stampin' Up!.  Just perfect for giving a little treat to a friend.  The Butterfly card uses the faux tile technique and the Thank you card uses a brayed embossing folder to achieve such a super-cool background.

If you have any time in the coming week, consider joining us.  Club nights are Friday April 17 and Tuesday, April 21 from 7-9.  Or you could join me on Saturday April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.   Fee is only $15 - or place a $30 order and your registration is FREE!

It would be awfully nice to see you.  And I guarantee you'd enjoy yourself!

Until then, hope you have a wonderful Thursday.  Take care and God Bless,     ~Cynthia   <><

Friday, 10 April 2015

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Prayers For My Friends

Hello My Friends

I have been so very busy for so very long, you must be starting to think that I never get a chance to "play".  But let me assure you, I definitely make time to get inky.  I just haven't had much time to post about it.

But today I decided to 'resurrect' my Fast and Fabulous Friday installment.  Because although this card is quick to make, it is decidedly fabulous, don't you think?

I needed a good, "Praying for you" guy-card and I thought this would do nicely.  I keep very, very few retired stamp sets but my sentiment comes from one that I will never get rid of -- Graceful Words.  Four beautiful words that I just couldn't do without.

And this card itself is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. 
1) Stamp the sunburst in Hello Honey, 
2) Stamp the sentiment and 2 crosses (one on card, one on scrap paper) in Early Espresso,
3)  Cut out the spare cross and raise up on dimensionals offset from the cross on the card, and 
4) sponge around all the edges.  

You see?  Not too hard.  And hopefully, a card that will tell my friend just how much we are thinking about him and praying for him.

Best of all, the card was easy and quick enough that I made multiples so I have extras for when I need them.

I have to admit, I am awfully happy to be back blogging.  I *like* talking to all of you, my online friends, and sharing my passion with you!  I sure hope you don't mind the idea that you will be seeing more of me again soon!  (Not that you could stop me).

Don't forget - today is the LAST day to get FREE SHIPPING on any and all orders.  Don't forget to get your orders in while you can capitalize on this super deal!

I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Easter.  Ours was truly glorious.  And its not over yet....

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  And have a happy and Fast and Fabulous Friday!    
God Bless,    ~Cynthia    <><  

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Friday, 3 April 2015

FANTASTIC NEWS !!! FREE Shipping For 5 Days Only!

Hello Friends.
Don't you just LOVE IT when you hear great news?!  This morning Stampin' Up! surprised us with the most wonderful news,  Beginning on Monday, for just 5 days, SU! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders (except expedited).  
That means from April 6-10, you can order a package of dimensionals, glue sticks, a single stamp set, a single ink refill.....ANYTHING.... and have it sent right to your door.....without paying anything extra for shipping and handling!

Go ahead and order online HERE without paying any extra shipping fees.  Nothing extra!   (and when you get to the checkout page, enter this hostess code MA36JFVG)!   

Or send me your order HERE and I'll make sure it gets in, with no s&h fees!
2013-2015 In Color Collection
And don't forget, although we don't know yet what is retiring at the beginning of June, we DO KNOW that the 2013-2105 colours will all be retiring.  And just like every previous year, we can be pretty certain that the refills and cardstock for some of the colours will be sold out before the end of April.  Honestly - once the retiring list is announced (later this month) 1, 2 or even all of these colours will go out of stock by the end of the first day or 2 and then you just won't be able to get them.  Ever.  So while the FREE shipping is on, I suggest you stock up.  Especially on the retiring colours.  Ink pads, refills, cardstock, ribbons and embellishments, designer paper, you name it.  Anything you order, April 6-10, qualifies for FREE SHIPPING!

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to stock up on the things you want most!  Without having to pay extra.

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful Easter weekend, and are able to bask in the glorious promise it entails!

God Bless you all,      ~Cynthia   <><