Oh happy day…

The sun is shining, the temps are warmer and the days are longer….WOOO HOOOO spring has sprung! Let’s hope it stays here, right?!?! ~crossing my fingers!!~

More goodies were released for the last hurrah of Sale-A-Bration 2018. You can check out the new goodies here! Sale ends March 31, 2018!

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Also, wanted to give you the heads up that soon Stampin’ Up! will be releasing our new annual catalog (June, 2018). That means, new In-Colors will be coming to us — and past ones will be retiring. They WILL GO FAST!! So, get them NOW before they are ALL gone!

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I hosted my card buffet this past Saturday and had a blast with a 12 x 12 One-Sheet-Wonder class. It was GREAT fun! Here are the cards that we made. I had masculine card stock and feminine card stock available to play with.

Here are copies of the cards that were made (2 of each design). One Sheet Wonder Cards #1

One Sheet Wonder #1 Inside

I don’t usually put sentiments on the inside of my cards. I like to write personal messages to folks. I had to chuckle, because inside EACH of these cards is a sentiment! Maybe I am changing my ways?!?!

One Sheet Wonder #2

One Sheet Wonder #2 Inside

Here is the grid for measuring and cutting 12×12-One-Sheet-Wonder. Isn’t it great that there is SO LITTLE WASTE (bottom right hand corner)?

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you enjoyed our One-Sheet-Wonder!

 

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SAVE THE DATES — Event coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, April 14 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 Thursday, April 12 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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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

A new batch of SAB goodies will be released on Feb. 16. Stay tuned for more!

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Tired of Ice–Need Some Spring!

Show of hands, who is tired of the cold and ice? I AM!

As you can see, the post earlier last week, and this one have to do with flowers. I am SOOOOOOO ready for spring and warmer weather.

Lemon Lime Birthday Front

The card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK (#100730) scored at 5 1/2″.

The LEMON LIME TWIST ink (#144086) that was used on emboss resist floral paper (cut to 4″ X 5 1/4″) resonates spring to me. A baby wipe was used to color the edges of this paper.

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Another layer of  WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK was used (cut to 3 3/4″ x 4″). I hand-colored the head of the flowers with CAJUN CRAZE STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKER (#131262) and the stem with LEMON LIME TWIST STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKER (#144033). The sentiment was stamped in CAJUN CRAZE (#126695) as well!

I added a bow using the LEMON LIME TWIST 1/2″ FINELY WOVEN RIBBON (#144135) to help make this card pop.

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Doesn’t this just scream spring to you? Are you ready for warmth and sunshine??

Don’t forget to RSVP for the upcoming Mar. 17 card buffet — details below — SO MUCH FUN!

 

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SAVE THE DATES — Event coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Mar. 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 Thursday, Mar. 15 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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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

A new batch of SAB goodies will be released on Feb. 16. Stay tuned for more!

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

 

Busy, Busy, BUSY!

This week and weekend was a very busy one. We started advising and registration for summer and fall classes at work this week. So I was chained to my desk managing all of the classes to get our students enrolled in!

Friday and Saturday were busy as I supported my baby girl (who happens to be 27 years young) and her Bateman team members as they spread awareness for childhood cancer for With Purpose.

Friday night, we went to the new home of Fire Escape and painted on canvas and wood. I made two pieces–one to donate for the With Purpose cause, the other to keep for myself. It was GREAT fun and I can’t wait to go back and create some more!

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Chuck Schultz (Catie’s Dad), my baby girl, Catie & myself with our creations!

On Saturday, the Bateman Team did an open house at Mahoney’s restaurant with a silent auction and door prizes for all who attended the event. The team also was able to bring in (via Skype) the founder of With Purpose, Erin Benson. The story that she shared of the inspiration for With Purpose, her son Sam, was a tear-jerker.

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Artwork auctioned off during open house with proceeds benefitting With Purpose.

After the open house, my baby girl and I went to dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Great food, WONDERFUL company and a full belly…..what a way to finish a great day!

Why am I telling you all of this? Well, first to raise awareness for the With Purpose cause. Did you know that over the last 30 years, there have been only four new treatments approved by the FDA for childhood cancer? Also, did you know that the National Cancer Institute designates only four percent of its research budget to all forms of childhood cancer? I don’t know about you, if you ask me, these numbers are DEPLORABLE!

Secondly, I tell you all this because I got a little bit behind on creating a blog post last week. So, this week, I will be bringing you two!

At the last card buffet, I had done one of my favorite techniques and that is using Versa Mark ink and then going over that with eye shadow. It brings in such a soft look that I LOVE!

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Card base is using WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK (#: 100730) (cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ — scored at 5 1/2″).

A baby wipe was used to add color with PERFECT PLUM (#126963) to the outside edges of emboss resist polka dotted paper (cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″). The baby wipe brings a soft look to the color and allows you to put color down quickly and easily.

Another layer of WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK was used (cut to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″). Using VERSAMARK (#102283) stamped the flower blossom and stem and then utilized a plum eyeshadow to color the flower and sage green to color the stem.

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Inside sentiment

Using PERFECT PLUM ink, the sentiment was stamped inside the card. The card was finished off with a scrap of plum ribbon that I had on hand.

With Sympathy Side View with Eye Shadow

A side view of the card shows that the layer adhered to the card base was popped up with STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS (#104430). The top layer was adhered using SNAIL ADHESIVE (#104332).

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SAVE THE DATES — Event coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Mar. 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 Thursday, Mar. 15 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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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

A new batch of SAB goodies will be released on Feb. 16. Stay tuned for more!

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

 

Sale-A-Brate Good Times, COME ON!!!

Just a reminder that Sale-A-Bration is going on until Mar. 31, 2018. During that time, purchase $50 worth of merchandise, before shipping and tax, and you get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item FREE! There is also a chance that if you spend $100, before shipping and tax are applied, you can get a bundle of items for FREE! Here are links to the SAB items. NEW ITEMS have been released TODAY!!!

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Here is a GORGEOUS card (three-step stamping) that you missed if you did not attend my February card buffet. I LOVE this True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (#145593) and this Amazing Congratulations stamp set (#145938)!

This Night of Navy Corduroy ribbon (#145597) TIES it all together!!! ~sometimes I just kill myself~ hehehehehe Alright, I can see you all rolling your eyes right now…but admit it, you kinda smiled too, right?

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Using Bermuda Bay ink (#131171) and Island Indigo ink (#126986) as the two step stamping, and then stamping with Tuxedo Black Momento ink (#132708) to outline the stamp. To finish it up, Night of Navy ink (#126970) was used for the inside sentiment. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?

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Last, but not least, everything was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) to make it POP a bit more! LOVE IT!!

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Thanks for stopping by. See information below for details on my card buffet coming up on Mar. 17, 2018. Hope to see you!

Items used in this card creation:

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SAVE THE DATES — Event coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Mar. 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 Thursday, Mar. 15 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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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

A new batch of SAB goodies will be released on Feb. 16. Stay tuned for more!

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

 

WOO HOO!! Goodies delivered…

Who likes to get pressies?? ~raising my hand~….ME!!!

Below, you will see a box showing some of the gorgeous stamps and BEAUTIFUL paper that I purchased from the current occasions catalog. This paper makes me drool!

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So excited to play with my goodies. Maybe you will see some of them featured in cards to be made at my card buffet this weekend.

Don’t forget to RSVP by end of day TODAY (Thursday, Feb. 8) so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Details listed below.

I DO KNOW that this project will be one of the ones that my guests can choose from to create on Saturday. It is a yummy valentine’s day goody.

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Come and play with us on Saturday. It will be TONS of fun!

Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. Bring yourself and adhesive and I will provide the rest!

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SAVE THE DATES — Events coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT Saturday, Mar. 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 Thursday, Mar. 15 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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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

A new batch of SAB goodies will be released on Feb. 16. Stay tuned for more!

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Happy New Year….and resolutions…

I HATE making resolutions for New Year’s–as I often tend to fail miserably in trying to work them as one “should”.

Here I am with a confession/admission of guilt! lol…..I had wanted to start this new year out by resurrecting my blog (it has been over a year since I last posted — ~hanging my head in shame~) and start posting on a regular, WEEKLY basis. But, alas, here we are at the very end of Jan., 2018 and I have not done a darn thing with this blog.

My goal is to change that–starting now!

Some weeks I will post card creations. Other weeks might just be thoughts and ramblings — or maybe a quote that inspired me that week. Or, maybe a new recipe that I tried. So, stay tuned for more!

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First Card Buffet of 2018

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. Bring yourself and adhesive and I will provide the rest!

RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 8 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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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Last Chance…Time’s Running out!

You have a little over 24 hours to place an order to get FREE merchandise as our Sale-A-Bration event winds down.

At 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, you won’t be able to get these FABULOUS free items any longer. See what you’ll be missing!

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Below is my very FAVORITE stamp set from Sale-A-Bration. Every time I see this set, I sing in my head ~Put Your Party Pants On!~ TOO fun!!!

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 3.09.09 PMPlace your order today. As you can see, the Metallic Glitter Tape has already sold out. Don’t let your favorite stamp set/paper disappear on you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou