Scary…..BOOOoooo….

I can’t believe how fast the month of August has FLOWN by! School starts in the Oshkosh and Winneconne schools on Thursday……HOW CAN THAT BE?!?!? I am sooooooo not ready for summer to be over yet! ~sigh~

Ah well, before you know it, September will be a memory and then October and halloween will be upon us. I LOVE this card that I recently created for a swap.

Flat Card

Do you like the scary eyes peering at you from inside the card?? Sppooooooky……..

Inside of Card

This is a close-up of the card. There are three different layers in this card and below are the dimensions:
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 1/4″)
BASIC BLACK (#121045) CARDSTOCK —
 4” x 5 1/4″
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 3 3/4″ x 5”

Close-up

I then stamped the JAR OF HAUNTS (#142247) mummy onto the card front. After stamping the mummy, I dabbed the corner of a baby wipe into a SMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD (#131179) and lightly wiped it back and forth over the mummy strips.

This adorable set is part of our Holiday Catalog that will be released on Sept. 1, 2016. If you haven’t gotten yours yet from me, let me know and I will drop one in the mail to you!

Card Front

I wrapped a black ribbon around the top of the card tying a single knot that hovered over the sentiment. I then popped up the black layer using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS (#104430).

What do you think of this BOOOOOtiful card?!?!?!

Any of these goodies can be ordered from me by clicking on the link below.

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SAVE THE DATES — Events coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY — Saturday, Oct. 1 – to celebrate this AWESOME day to create more cards, join me from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 28 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

oCToBeR CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 26 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Hope and Hugs…

LOVE this card! I love the colors and the simplicity. You can use this card for many different occasions. Hope & Hugs Flat

This card uses three of the colors from this year’s 2016-2018 IN COLORS — FLIRTY FLAMINGO (#141416), PEEKABOO PEACH (#141417) and DAPPER DENIM (#141414).

Hope & Hugs Stand Up

The flowers (or butterflies — what do you think they look like?!?) and the sentiments are cut from the SUNSHINE SAYINGS CLEAR-MOUNT BUNDLE (#142339). The flowers/butterflies pop due to the BASIC BLACK CARDSTOCK (#121045). The banner punch is used utilizing the SMOKY SLATE (#131202) CARD STOCK. Hope & Hugs Flat with envelope

Here is a close-up of the card. It was finished off by using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS (#104430) under the POOL PARTY (#122924) CARDSTOCK. A touch of bling was added using RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246).Hope & Hugs Close-Up

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Do you like this colorful card? Leave a note in the comment section, please!

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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The Fine Print:

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Pocketful of Posies

Remember being a schoolgirl on the playground chanting…
Ring around the rosie,
A pocketful of posies,
Ashes, ashes…
We all fall down.

It sure brings back memories for me…and this card with a bouquet of posies just ties it all together! My heart is happy when I see this card…

Swirly Bird Posies Stand Up
Swirly Birds Posies Inside

This card uses all five of the new 2016-2018 IN COLORS. I really like how these colors can be mixed and matched!

Swirly Birds Posies Flat

The large posies are made using the FLIRTY FLAMINGO (ink-#141397/paper-#141416), PEEKABOO PEACH (ink-#141398/paper-#141417) and SWEET SUGARPLUM (ink-#141395/paper-#141418) inks and cardstock. The leaves are cut using the EMERALD ENVY (#141415) and the card is finished off using the DAPPER DENIM 3/8″ RUCHED RIBBON (#141424).

2016-17 In Colors

 

Swirly Birds Posies Close-Up

For a bit of bling, the RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246) were used. The smaller flowers are popped up using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS (#104430) for a bit of pop.

These items (and more) can be purchased by clicking on the “Order Here” link below.

What do you think about this gorgeous floral card?? Leave a note in the comment section, please!

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Life is a Journey…Enjoy the Ride

This is the motto that I live my life by. Life is a journey that should be savored–ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

Born to ride

LOVE this stamp set!! I know a number of bikers that would enjoy cards made with this set.

When a person becomes a Stamin’ Up! “Million Dollar Achiever”, they can come up with their own stamp set that the company creates and markets. This is Dawn’s creation entitled ONE WILD RIDE (#141724). Isn’t that cool?

Born to ride Inside

Here is the inside of the card. The tire marks and cycle are AWESOME! They add to the authenticity of the card.

Born to ride close-up

Here is a close-up of the card showcasing the BASIC BLACK METALLIC THREAD (#141695). It adds a little something to the card. Don’t you agree?

Here are the dimensions for this card.
BASIC BLACK (#121045) CARDSTOCK — 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 1/4″)
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK —
 4” x 5 1/4″ (inside of card)
TANGERINE TANGO (#111349) CARDSTOCK — 4″ x 5 ¼”

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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With Sympathy…

These are always the hardest cards to make. However, having lost my parents a few years back (2008 & 2009), I know that heartfelt cards can bring some peace and healing to those who receive them.

Sympathy w-Envelope

This is a simple but elegant card that I recently made for a meeting swap. The edges were masked off using post-it notes. The ink colors used are MINT MACARON (bottom–#138326), RICH RAZZLEBERRY (middle–#126950) and MARINA MIST (top–#126962) by using a baby wipe dipped into the ink pad and “swiping” the color back and forth until the center was filled in to my liking (you can go as light or as dark with this as you like).

The corresponding markers (the thicker end) was  flicked using the inside of the cap that splattered the spots onto the card and envelope flap.

Sympathy w-baby wipes 2

Sympathy w-baby wipes inside

Here are the dimensions for this card.
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 4 ¼” x 11″ (card base scored at 5 ½”); Whisper White Layer — 3 ¾” x 5″
MINT MACARON (#138337) CARDSTOCK — 4″ x 5 ¼”

Sympathy w-baby wipes close-up

The items below show you the items that were used for this card. You can order them at the “Order Here” link below.

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Bundle of Hope

Below is a card that we created at my last card buffet. I LOVE this set. You can do so many beautiful cards using this set!

Bundle of Hope

The sentiment on the front of this card comes from SUNSHINE SAYINGS STAMP SET (#141594). The flower was cut using the SUNSHINE WISHES THINLIT DIES (#141489) and the butterfly was cut from dapper denim and vellum cardstock using the BUTTERFLY THINLIT DIES (#137360). To add a bit of bling, the RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246) were used.

Bundle of Hope Inside

Here are the dimensions for this card.
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/2” x 8 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 ¼”); Whisper White Layer — 5″ x 3 ¾”
EMERALD ENVY (#141415) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/4″ x 4″
VELLUM (#101856) CARDSTOCK — Cut with butterfly thinlit

Bundle of Hope Close-up

I love the intricacy of this card. The beautiful flower and gorgeous butterflies. Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL?!?!

Bundle of Hope 2The items in the slideshow below show you what items I used for this card. You can order them at the “Order Here” link below.

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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I’ll fly away…

The thought of flying away someplace tropical really appeals to me right now! However, since I am making plans for a wedding within the next year or so (my son just got engaged!), I won’t be doing a grand vacation anytime soon! Ah well…..I will just have to fly away in my mind…

I have been playing with a fun way to get rid of eye shadow that I no longer use. This card is plain, but oh so elegant!

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I used the EMBOSSING BUDDY (#103083) and put down a layer all over the card front. I then stamped the sentiment using LOVELY AMAZING YOU PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (#140594) with VERSAMARK (#102283) and utilized our new COPPER EMBOSSING POWDER (#141636)…LOVE this stuff!

After heat embossing the copper powder, I then stamped the feathers using VERSAMARK once again and feathers from LOVELY AMAZING YOU STAMP SET and FEATHER TOGETHER STAMP SET (#141597). Eye shadow was then lightly brushed over the images of the feathers. I kept going over and over them to put down more color and this was the end result. Isn’t it GORGEOUS???

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I added this sentiment inside finishing the card off with the VERY VANILLA 3/8″ STITCHED SATIN RIBBON (#141694)DSC_3001

Below is a slideshow of the products that I used for this card. You can order by clicking on the “Order Here” link below!

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

Thoughtful Branches.jpg

This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

—————

Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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