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.

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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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BONUS DAYS!!!

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Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD you spend from now until July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details
• Promotion period: Now through–31, 2016
• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016 (You could use your Bonus Days Bucks to purchase the exclusive, limited-edition bundle showcased here!)
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Shop my website now!

Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $50 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code:E2SMM9EA when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

OrderHere

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, July 30 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, July 27 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

$5 Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale

Today, and TODAY ONLY, new subscribers can get the first month of Paper Pumpkin the INCREDIBLY LOW PRICE of $5. These kits are SO MUCH FUN! They come directly to your mailbox and provide 30 minutes of crafting fun in a cute little box.

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Below is a peak at last month’s kit. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?? I have no doubt that June’s kit will be AWESOME as well!

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About Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is an awesome project kit that arrives each month with a ready to create project just for you! You will be provided with paper, ink, stamps, directions, and any accessories for your project all in an adorable little box. All you need to provide is adhesive and about one-half hour of your time!

If you ever wondered about Paper Pumpkin, this month is the BEST opportunity to give it a chance.

This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) {that’s 6 p.m. for those of you in Wisconsin} and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

That’s about 31 hours – a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink!

This is available for FIRST TIME SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Grab your first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies.

Details:

  • Discount applies to one kit for June 2016.
  • After June, 2016, the price for the subscription is $19.95.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • To subscribe – just click here (use the promo code ONEDAYDEAL):

SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin

 

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There are also a TON of ideas of different things that you can do with your kits. Here is a link to Pinterest showing different ideas for the kit from May.

 


Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $65 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code: UBA3NYN7 when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

OrderHere


NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, June 25 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, June 22 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you on June 25!


The kick-off of the new catalog also includes a lot of AWESOME perks!

recruiting_header_newdemo_may2416_engEach new person who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. This is an added bonus value of up to $104 USD, depending on which stamp sets you choose.

Details of the Promotion:

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • New demonstrators who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New demonstrator forms must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
    • FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 7:50 PM (CST).
    • ONLINE: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 12:50  AM (CST).

See details of how to join my team by visiting here or feel free to give me a call or email!


Anyone hosting an event in June can get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards your Starter Kit. How AWESOME is that?!?!

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For each event that you host with $350 USD or more in sales, that host will receive $35 USD Extra Stampin’ Rewards!

What is involved in hosting a stamp show?

  • CATALOG SHOW – collect orders from family, friends, and yourself and then call or email me your order!  I will get everything ordered online for you!
  • STAMP SHOW – contact me to schedule a stamp show in your home.  I will demonstrate three new ideas for you and your guests by using new products from the catalog.  FREE hostess items are based on your show totals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

New Catty Begins ToDaY!!!

WOO HOO…..how exciting that our new annual catalog starts today!

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You can open the catalog by clicking on the image on the right-hand side of my blog. Also, here is a link to the .pdf of the annual catalog.

If you have placed an order with me in the last year, you should have received the new catalog. If you haven’t received one, please let me know and I will make sure to get one to you.

If you don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, send me an email and I would be happy to send a catalog to you and help you with your creativity. You can reach me at stampnsass@gmail.com.

I am so excited with so many of the new products that are available in this catalog. So many fun creations are running through my head. I might need to take out a second mortgage by the time all is said and done! ~grin~

This is my favorite bundle that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Will DEFINITELY be using this one at the next card buffet. GORGEOUS!!!

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Purchase the thinlits and stamp set together and get a 10% discount.

This is the Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Bundle (#142355 — $42.25). This set is also available in Floral Phrases Wood-Mount Bundle (#142354 — $48.50).

Love, love, LOVE the coordinating paper with this set.

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I LOVE this Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape (#141664 — $5.00). There are three rolls (one each of three designs) featured with three widths measuring ⅜”, ½” and ⅝”. Each roll contains five yards.

I am sure you will agree that our cardstock will coordinate beautifully with this suite.

Our Night of Navy Cardstock has 24 sheets of 8 ½” x 11″ paper (#100867 — $8.00). The Whisper White Cardstock brings you 40 sheets of  8 ½” x 11″ paper (#100730 — $9.00).

These items are showcased on page 77 of the annual catalog. You can see more lovely ways to use this suite.

So what is your favorite stamp set/paper from the new catalog? I would LOVE to hear from you!

Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $65 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code: UBA3NYN7 when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

 

OrderHere

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, June 25 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, June 22 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you on June 25!

 

The kick-off of the new catalog also includes a lot of AWESOME perks!

recruiting_header_newdemo_may2416_engEach new person who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. This is an added bonus value of up to $104 USD, depending on which stamp sets you choose.

 

Details of the Promotion:

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • New demonstrators who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New demonstrator forms must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
    • FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 7:50 PM (CST).
    • ONLINE: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 12:50  AM (CST).

See details of how to join my team by visiting here or feel free to give me a call or email!

Also, anyone hosting an event in June can get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards your Starter Kit. How AWESOME is that?!?!

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For each event that you host with $350 USD or more in sales, that host will receive $35 USD Extra Stampin’ Rewards!

What is involved in hosting a stamp show?

  • CATALOG SHOW – collect orders from family, friends, and yourself and then call or email me your order!  I will get everything ordered online for you!
  • STAMP SHOW – contact me to schedule a stamp show in your home.  I will demonstrate three new ideas for you and your guests by using new products from the catalog.  FREE hostess items are based on your show totals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Last day…

Our new catalog will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1! WOO HOO…..so excited!!!

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After that time, product will no longer be available from the Occasions Catalog or the 2015-16 Annual Catalog. Get your items now before it is too late!

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Here is an update of the retiring products. Many of these have discounts that you can benefit from before they are all gone!

With the new catalog, there will be a price increase in card stock! All card stock will increase in price $1 ($7 to $8). Whisper White and Very Vanilla will go up 50 cents ($8.50 to $9). White Vellum Card Stock will have the biggest spike ($6.50 to $8). It is time to go through your card stock supplies and see what you need before prices increase on June 1!

 

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, June 25 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 are in need of (i.e. birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, June 22 so I will have enough materials on hand for you to create!

Hope to see you on June 25! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Spring?!?!?!

So, is spring ever going to get here? Will we ever have more than one day of warm weather?!?!?

WHO IS TIRED OF THE COLD???

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I recall a few years back that it snowed on May 10 (the day after my dad’s birthday). At the time he stated that it had been a LOOOOOOOONG time since it snowed the day after his birthday. I don’t EVER recall it snowing as late as May 15. We had flurries this past Saturday….and that was too much for me!

So, in an effort to force spring to come, I woke up this morning and created this little gem. Doesn’t it just SCREAM spring?!?!?

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I LOVE the little splashes of color on the background of the card and the colorful flowers just tie it all together.

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You can put down as many splatters as you want — no two cards are alike!

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I added a little sparkle by adding our rhinestones to the middle of the flowers.

~sigh~ I am happy now with my little SPLASH of spring!

 

You can choose to make this card (and more) at my card buffet on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. You can choose six cards to make for $15. 

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

RSVP by Thursday, May 19 so I am sure to have enough materials cut and ready for you to create!

Hope to see you on May 21! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou