Happy Valentine’s Day — BABY!!!

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So thrilled to announce this new blessing in my family’s life. Allison Kate was born on Valentine’s Day. She is such a little nugget! So. Very. Blessed.

More goodies were released for the last hurrah of Sale-A-Bration 2019. You can check out the new goodies here! Sale ends March 31, 2019!

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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 spent (before tax and shipping) for Level 1 items; and $100 spent (before tax and shipping) for Level 2 items. Sale-A-Bration ends Mar. 31, 2019.

SAVE THE DATES — Events coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Feb. 23 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, Thursday, Feb. 21 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).

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Mar. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
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  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

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See this beautiful set here! This shows a flyer of the created images above along with the details of the Color Your Season bundle.

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:VT7KNU3F 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.

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Dog days of summer….

WOW! Where has summer gone?!?! I cannot believe we have only one month left before students are back in the classrooms! Where does the time go?…

Along with summer winding down, Stampin’ Up! is offering Bonus Days where with every $50 USD you spend from now until Aug. 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use Sept. 1-30! 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!

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Details
• Promotion period: Aug. 1–31, 2018
• Redemption period: Sept. 1-30, 2018
• 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 may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

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:VT7KNU3F 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.

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Items Retiring Soon!

Just got a heads up about Stamping’ Up! items that are retiring soon. In an effort to make room for new product when our June, 2018 catalog gets released, some items will be disappearing.

Please note that inks and paper will disappear fast. If there is something that you want, I suggest getting it sooner rather than later!

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Items from the occasions catalog that are retiring.

Items from the annual catalog that are retiring.

 

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I was going to hold a card buffet on Saturday, April 14. However, this last month has been challenging and I am canceling the event — I need some time to take care of me. Thank you for your understanding! Watch for news of a May card buffet being scheduled soon!

 

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

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

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.

Inside Image Lime Green

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.

Inside Sentiment for Sympathy with Eye Shadow
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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).

—————

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!

CM100010B

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou