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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ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328). This product WILL NOT be coming back so get yours now!

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This is a GORGEOUS set that is available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle.

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

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

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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  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
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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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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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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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BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code. #PaperPumpkinBOGO. Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator!

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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Sometimes…

I am a lover of quotes! They are posted all around my desk–both at home and at work. A “Quote a Day” email is shared by me on a list serve at work. It is amazing to me how quotes hit people at just the right point in their lives.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you learn to appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself…and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”     Author: Marilyn Monroe

The last part of the quote above is featured on today’s card. This comes from the stamp set FEATHER TOGETHER (#141597).

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Feather Together

I won this stamp set at our last team meeting. THANK YOU, Kelly Acheson, for the goodies that we received while spinning the prize wheel. SO MUCH FUN!!!

This card was part of another swap that I participated in that had to show some type of “movement”.

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When the card was opened, that is where the movement piece came into play.  Look at those lovely, COLORFUL butterflies!

You can order any of these items by clicking on the “ORDER HERE” link below!

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

I cut the butterflies utilizing the BOLD BUTTERFLY FRAMELITS (#138135)  from each of our five new 2016-2018 IN COLORS. I just love, love, LOVE these colors!!!

Bold Butterflies     2016-17 In Colors

VERSAMARK (#102283) and GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER (#109129) were utilized for the sentiments on both the outside and inside–heat setting with the HEAT TOOL (#129053).

LOTS OF LABELS FRAMELITS (#138281) were used to highlight the sentiment on the front of the card. A butterfly was added to the front utilizing the PLAYFUL PALETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (#141657). One of our RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246) was added to the butterfly for a little bling. The card was then finished off with the BASIC BLACK SOLID BAKER’S TWINE (#141682).

 

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What do you think of the final product? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts….

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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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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Aug. 27 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, Aug. 24 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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Thoughtful Branches EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE (limited time)

Today, Aug. 2, you can begin ordering 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!!

I want to share a card that I made for a recent swap. Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will swap cards/goodies with other demos. This is a GREAT way to get new ideas and learn different techniques that you can CASE (Copy And Share Everything) to use in future classes.

This particular month we were to make a fun-fold card. My choice was to make a tunnel card.

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I LOVE the way this card turned out. It uses most of the 2016-2017 IN COLORS (peekaboo peach, flirty flamingo, sweet sugarplum inks and the dapper denim ribbon). Love, love, LOVE how these new colors go so nicely together!

2016-17 In Colors

 

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Here is the inside of the card utilizing the tunnel fold technique and the PAINTER’S PALETTE stamp set. Isn’t this new stamp set so much fun???

Painter's Pallette

You can order any of these items by clicking on the link below! Here are the dimensions for this card.

WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK —
5 ½” x 8 1/2″ (card base–DO NOT SCORE UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE STAMPED inside portion–then score at 4 ¼”); Stamp the front with the swipes of ink and the sentiment then use the middle-sized BUTTERFLIES THINLIT
5″ x 3″ ¾ white top layer;
5 ⅜” x 8 ½” (tunnel portion of the card–inside of card–scored at 2 ⅛”, 4 ¼” and 6 ⅜”)

PEEKABOO PEACH CARDSTOCK — 5 ¼” x 4″ layer (embossed with HAPPY HEART EMBOSSING FOLDER)

Butterflies Thinlits Happy Heart

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You can really see the HAPPY HEART EMBOSSING on the peakaboo peach layer. Adds so much depth to this card along with the 3-D butterfly.

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Then I added a bit of bling with our RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS.

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

What do you think about my swap card? Leave me a note–I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Aug. 27 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, Aug. 24 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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