Friday, 18 May 2018

Fast & Fabulous Friday Sneak Peek #3 and Graceful Glass Kit Offer

It's that time again my Friends!

Fast and Fabulous Friday is here and this is a card that you can make in 2 minutes or less!  Take advantage of the special offer I outline below and you can SERIOUSLY make this card - and more - in the blink of an eye!

Take a peek at just how easy this one is -->
Adhere the Graceful Glass designer vellum piece to the card base.  Add a diecut sentiment (EASY when you use adhesive sheets to cut out the sentiment).  Glue on a few black sequins.
Done.

Uber fast
Uber gorgeous.
A card with total WOW-factor.  And it is simple, simple, simple! 

And how's this for another gorgeous card that takes less than 5 minutes to put together?  

Just use markers to colour on the back of the vellum and there you have it. 

 When the beautiful designer vellum does all the work for you, creating a fabulous card happens in an instant!

Want to create these cards...and more?   Check out the details about the very special deal I am offering:

Every Friday during the month of May I present TWO new Fast & Fabulous cards highlighting the GORGEOUS Graceful Glass suite from the upcoming Annual Catalogue that goes live on June 1. The first week I focused on using only the Painted Glass stamp sets (see those cards HERE). Last week I highlighted the diecuts you get using the Stained Glass thinlits (see those cards HERE).  And today I am showcasing the beautiful vellum. Next week I'll show you what you can achieve when you use them all together. 
You are going to want this product suite. 
You are going to want to recreate the cards I show you. 
And I am going to make it easy for you....here's how:

Pre-order your Graceful Glass suite with me (*here) by June 1 and you will receive:
  • The Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlit dies, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, and Tinted Faceted Buttons, delivered right to your door (order will be placed on June 1). Be one of the first to get your hands on this suite!
  • The Graceful Glass Fast & Fabulous Card Kit.  This kit contains full instructions plus the cardstock pieces you'll need to create all 8 Fast & Fabulous Graceful Glass cards, using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlits and Graceful Glass Vellum and buttons that you receive in your order.  I will also supply any extra embellishments needed for you to create the 8 gorgeous Fast & Fabulous Friday cards.
  • Added bonus - FREE - two 6x6" pieces of our Adhesive sheets (= one full 6"x12" sheet) to make assembling your cards easier.  (Hint: you are going to LOVE the adhesive sheets!)
  • Added bonus - receive an extra, completed, Graceful Glass card to use as inspiration.

Just think, you will be able to use your Graceful Glass suite and the pieces from the F&F card kit to instantly re-create the Fast & Fabulous cards I post during the month of May. And you will have the tools to recreate all sorts of gorgeous Graceful Glass cards and projects that I just might be tempted to showcase on other days.

If you want to pre-order your Suite and Card Kit, or even if you just want more information, fill in the form HERE and I will get back to you. 

The products alone would cost you $103 (clear-mount stamp Suite) or $113 (wood-mount stamp Suite) but the Suite kit that includes the product plus ALL pre-cut and prepared cardstock and instructions to make the EIGHT Fast & Fabulous cards is just $110 (clear-mount) or $120 (wood-mount).

Don't forget to check back next week to see the last 2 Fabulous cards you will be able to create (Fast) using the kit I supply, and the Graceful Glass product suite that I'll order for you on June 1!

It's a long weekend!  Yippee!!  Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful holiday!   God Bless,   Cynthia  <><

Friday, 11 May 2018

Fast & Fabulous Friday Sneak Peek #2 and Graceful Glass Kit Offer

Howdy Friends!

It's time for another Fast and Fabulous Friday and a reminder about the extra-special offer that I introduced last week!  If you didn't get a chance to sign up yet, don't worry, you still have that opportunity.  But first, today's Fast and Fabulous Friday cards! 

Today's Fast & Fabulous cards are truly that.  Fast. And FAB-U-LOUS!  (don't forget to read further to find out about the special deal!)

And for today it's all about the Stained Glass thinlit dies.

Check these out.  No stamping.  Just cardstock and embellishments to create these beauties.

For the first card I adhered the diecut pieces and added a Tinted Faceted button and some black twine.  The embossed background mat adds that extra level of eye-appeal but really, this is just a super-fast, super lovely card.

Card #2 is even simpler - no embossing and no twine!   Just the addition of one of the new In Colors (Call Me Clover) to add some pizzazz!

Full disclosure - one of the reasons these cards are so fast and easy to create is that I used our adhesive sheets when I diecut the Stained Glass thinlit pieces.  

No fuss or muss in trying to get some sort of 'glue' onto the thin lines of the diecuts.  No sir.  Just peel the backing off the diecut and adhere that gorgeous piece directly to the card.  Makes putting the card together super easy peasy.

I'll say it again....
Fast.  And.  Fabulous!

Now for details about the very special deal I am offering.   Every Friday during the month of May I present TWO new Fast & Fabulous cards highlighting the GORGEOUS Graceful Glass suite from the upcoming Annual Catalogue that goes live on June 1. Last week I focused on using only the Painted Glass stamp sets (see those cards HERE). Today I focus on diecuts using the Stained Glass thinlits.  Come back next Friday where I'll showcase the beautiful vellum. And week 4 I'll show you what you can achieve when you use them all together. 
You are going to want this product suite. 
You are going to want to recreate the cards I show you. 
And I am going to make it easy for you....here's how:

Pre-order your Graceful Glass suite with me (*here) by June 1 and you will receive:
  • The Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlit dies, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, and Tinted Faceted Buttons, delivered right to your door (order will be placed on June 1). Be one of the first to get your hands on this suite!
  • The Graceful Glass Fast & Fabulous Card Kit.  This kit contains full instructions plus the cardstock pieces you'll need to create all 8 Fast & Fabulous Graceful Glass cards, using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlits and Graceful Glass Vellum and buttons that you receive in your order.  I will also supply any extra embellishments needed for you to create the 8 gorgeous Fast & Fabulous Friday cards.
  • Added bonus - FREE - two 6x6" pieces of our Adhesive sheets (= one full 6"x12" sheet) to make assembling your cards easier.  (Hint: you are going to LOVE the adhesive sheets!)
  • Added bonus - receive an extra, completed, Graceful Glass card to use as inspiration.

Just think, you will be able to use your Graceful Glass suite and the pieces from the F&F card kit to instantly re-create the Fast & Fabulous cards I post during the month of May. And you will have the tools to recreate all sorts of gorgeous Graceful Glass cards and projects that I just might be tempted to showcase on other days.

If you want to pre-order your Suite and Card Kit, or even if you just want more information, fill in the form HERE and I will get back to you. 

The products alone would cost you $103 (clear-mount stamp Suite) or $113 (wood-mount stamp Suite) but the Suite kit that includes the product plus ALL pre-cut and prepared cardstock and instructions to make the EIGHT Fast & Fabulous cards is just $110 (clear-mount) or $120 (wood-mount).

Don't forget to check back in a week to see the next Fabulous cards you will be able to create (Fast) using the kit I supply, and the Graceful Glass product suite that I'll order for you on June 1!

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend!   God Bless,   Cynthia  <><

Friday, 4 May 2018

Fast & Fabulous Friday Sneak Peek #1 and Graceful Glass Kit Offer

Hello My Friends!

It's Fast and Fabulous Friday time and I have an extra-special offer that you won't want to miss!

First though - let's take a look at the gorgeous Fast & Fabulous installments for today (don't forget to read further to find out about the special deal!)

First up is this super-fast, super gorgeous card that makes me realize how happy I am that Blackberry Bliss is returning!

Quite simply, does it get any easier?  Just some versamark and white embossing powder and the beautiful rose image from the Painted Glass stamp set (available June 1 in the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalogue) and there you have it.  Fast. Fabulous. And Fun!

Or try my other, equally fabulous card: versamark ink, white embossing powder, and the butterfly image from the totally gorgeous Painted Glass stamp set.  You can create this beauty in the blink of an eye. Isn't the elegant font of the sentiment just perfect for this card?

Since I stamped on paler Pool Party cardstock for this second card, I decided to make, the embossed images pop by sponging lightly with Pool Party ink. Add a few well-placed pearls and Ta da!  A very quick and utterly gorgeous card. 
Fast.  And.  Fabulous!

Now for the very special deal I mentioned above.

Every Friday during the month of May I will present TWO new Fast & Fabulous cards. And each Friday I'll highlight something different from the Graceful Glass product suite (Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlits, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum) available in the new Annual Catalogue that goes live on June 1). Today I focused on stamped images!  Butterflies, roses and sentiments.  It doesn't get any easier, right?  Come back next Friday where I'll showcase the thinlits. Week 3 will highlight the designer vellum, and week 4 will show you what you can achieve when you use them all together. 

You are going to want this product suite. 
You are going to want to recreate the cards I show you. 
And I am going to make it easy for you....here's how:

Pre-order your Graceful Glass suite with me (*here) by June 1 and you will receive:
  • The Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlit dies, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, and Tinted Faceted Buttons, delivered right to your door (order will be placed on June 1). Be one of the first to get your hands on this suite!
  • The Graceful Glass Fast & Fabulous Card Kit.  This kit contains full instructions plus the cardstock pieces you'll need to create all 8 Fast & Fabulous Graceful Glass cards (from the 4 Fridays in May), using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass thinlits and Graceful Glass Vellum and buttons that you receive in your order.  I will also supply any extra embellishments needed for you to create the 8 gorgeous Fast & Fabulous Friday cards.
  • Added bonus - FREE - two 6x6" pieces of our Adhesive sheets (= one full 6"x12" sheet) to make assembling your cards easier.  (Hint: you are going to LOVE the adhesive sheets!)
  • Added bonus - receive an extra, completed, Graceful Glass card to use as inspiration.
Just think, you will be able to use your Graceful Glass suite and the pieces from the F&F card kit to instantly re-create the Fast & Fabulous cards I post during the month of May. And you will have the tools to recreate all sorts of gorgeous Graceful Glass cards and projects that I just might be tempted to showcase on other days.

If you want to pre-order your Suite and Card Kit, or even if you just want more information, fill in the form HERE and I will get back to you. 

The products alone would cost you $103 (clear-mount stamp Suite) or $113 (wood-mount stamp Suite) but the Suite kit that includes the product plus ALL pre-cut and prepared cardstock and instructions to make the EIGHT Fast & Fabulous cards is just $110 (clear-mount) or $120 (wood-mount).

Don't forget to check back in a week to see the next Fabulous cards you will be able to create (Fast) using the kit I supply, and the Graceful Glass product suite that I'll order for you on June 1!

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend!   God Bless,   Cynthia  <><

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

FREE Products in SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE Bundles Start Today!!

Hello Friends
 
I am SO EXCITED! 
 
Starting today, you can purchase some early release products that will be in the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalogue.  BUT if you order the exclusive suites in May, you will get FREE items as part of your bundle purchase (and you get a special gift from me if you use the hostess code KK96EYKK)!  
 
You can get 1, 2 or even 3 FREE gifts!  The FREE bonus gifts are ONLY available if you order these in May.  Check out this video
 
Option 1:  The Just Getting Started Bundle ($74.75)
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/149524/just-getting-started-bundle?dbwsdemoid=2076129
Includes the Love What You Do stamp set, Very Vanilla cardstock, Grapefruit Grove ink pad (new In Color), Old Olive ink pad, Clear Block E and FREE GIFT:  Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes

Option 2:  The A Little More, Please Bundle ($119.25)
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/149525/a-little-more,-please-bundle?dbwsdemoid=2076129
Includes BOTH the Love What You Do and the Make A Difference stamp sets, Very Vanilla cardstock, Share What You Love cardstock pack, Pearlized Doilies, Grapefruit Grove ink pad (new In Color), Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and TWO FREE GIFTS:  Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes AND ALSO the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.
 

Option 3:  The Gotta Have It All Bundle ($168.25)
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/149526/gotta-have-it-all-bundle?dbwsdemoid=2076129
Includes BOTH the Love What You Do and the Make A Difference stamp sets, Very Vanilla cardstock, Share What You Love cardstock pack, Pearlized Doilies, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (this is GORGEOUS!!), Grapefruit Grove ink pad (new In Color), Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and THREE FREE GIFTS:  Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes  AND ALSO the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit AND ALSO the exclusive Statement of the Heart Single stamp set!

Now is also your chance to get the super spectacular 2018-2020 In Colors as a bundle - and SAVE 10%
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/147153/classic-stampin-pad-assortment-in-color-2018-2020?dbwsdemoid=2076129  
Feel free to visit my online store (HERE) to place your order and use this hostess code (KK96EYKK) to qualify for a gift from me -->  I will send you FIVE FREE beautiful handmade cards when you use the hostess code with your order!  (If your order is >$200, do not use the hostess code - I will still send you the 5 cards as a gift!) 
 
You can also contact me and I can place your order for you.

Honestly - These product suites are gorgeous and you will love them all!  And it is so fun that we can order them a month before the catalogue goes live!

Happy Spring!  Happy May! Happy Shopping!  And Happy "Share What You Love" special!
 
Hope you are looking forward to a spectacular month!
God Bless,
Cynthia
<>< 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Fresh Floral Thank You

Hello My Friends

A Fast and Fabulous Friday post for you.  Where I bring you a card that takes only a heartbeat to create!

On this card, the gorgeous designer paper does ALL the work!  I am so sad that the Fresh Florals DSP is retiring.  I LOVE this paper and if I were you, I would buy some from the online store RIGHT NOW before it is all gone!

Here's how easy it is to create this card:
  1. Adhere the gorgeous Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (3 5/8 x 4 7/8") to a piece of white cardstock  (4 x 5 1/4").
  2. Glue this to a Fresh Fig card base.
  3.  Stamp a thank you sentiment onto a whisper white strip (1 x 4") using the One Big Meaning stamp set.
  4. Use the Triple Banner Punch to flag the end of the sentiment piece.
  5. Sponge the edges of the banner and attach it to the card.


Full Disclosure - the first version I made, I did not sponge the edges of the sentiment banner.  Still looks great.  But the sponged edges really make that piece pop, don't you think?  So for the extra 20 seconds, I think sponging is worth the time put into the details, don't you?

The One Big Meaning stamp set is also retiring.  Sigh.  I make more Thank You cards than anything else - ANYTHING else (I am so totally blessed to need to thank so many people in my life!).  It is retiring too and I really think you should pick up a set before it goes, don't you?

Don't Forget the retiring products that are all being offered for the LAST TIME right now.  Feel free to visit my online store (HERE) to place your order and use this hostess code (YCVGTHNF) to qualify for a gift from me -->  I will send you FIVE FREE handmade cards when you use the hostess code with your order!

Or contact me and I can place your order for you.

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend!   Each and every one of you!    God Bless,  Cynthia   <><


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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Stampin' For Autism Blog Hop 2018

Hello Dear Friends

April is Autism Awareness Month and I am both honoured and excited to be part of the Stampin' For Autism Blog Hop again this year!  Every year a number of Stampin' Up! demonstrators set up events and blog hops aimed at raising money for and awareness of Autism.  The AMAZING Lee Conrey is the grand orchestrator of this fundraiser event, but many, many other hands have been carrying the torch and doing their part for quite a few years now.  


This Autism Blog Hop / Fundraiser is a bright, colourful and creative way to raise awareness (and funds) for Autism.


Since we are using Red, Yellow and Blue to highlight this cause, I used red, yellow and blue Brusho as well as Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy cardstock to create this set of 3 gorgeous cards. 

I also wanted to use the Remarkable You stamp set before it retires.
It is available in clear-mount and wood-mount and boy, am I ever going to miss it.  Order yours now (HERE) before it is too late!

Why did I want to use this stamp set?

Isn't it obvious?!?

Just LOOK at that sentiment!  


Anyone who knows someone who has Autism would surely want to give a card to them that says...You are Remarkable.


Anyone who knows a parent of a child who is autistic would surely love to give that parent a card that says...You are Remarkable.

I can think of a multitude of people, in fact, for whom I would love to give a card that says...You are Remarkable!

Yes, I am blessed to know so many remarkable people.  But honestly, I'll bet you do too!


At any rate, besides cruising through this blog hop and seeing all the gorgeous projects, there are 2 ways for you to donate to make a difference for this cause: 



 2 Ways to Donate:

  1)  Donate directly to the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) through the Team Blog Hop site HERE
autism donate now

 

2)  I will be donating all profits from my sales for the next week!  So from now until April 26, the profits from any sales will be donated to the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). 

Click HERE to place an order in my online store - and use the Hostess Code YCVGTHNF and I will send you a gift of 5 FREE handmade cards!
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/products/200100/clearance-rack?dbwsdemoid=2076129

Don't forget to visit all the blogs in our Blog Hop!  The entire line up of participants is below and TRUST ME, you really want to see their gorgeous projects!! 

Feel free to leave a comment on any or all of the blogs.  We like to know that you've stopped in for a visit.  :)    

I hope you are enjoying your time spent hopping around.

And remember -> You.  Are.  Remarkable!   
God Bless,   ~Cynthia   <><



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

April Onstage Global Bloghop - Graceful Glass


Hello My Wonderful Friends

I had an absolute BLAST the weekend after Easter when I got to go attend a Stampin' Up! event in London, ON (Canada).  SU! demonstrators (~8000 of us) gathered at 14 sites worldwide to attend a sort of mini-convention called "OnStage", to see the new Stampin' Up! products and to receive training in some of the new goodies.
Roses and a Bird stamped and cut using the framelits and coloured using the Stampin' Blends.  I LOVE the effect of using white-on-white diecuts to cover the front of the card, making it seem like the card front was embossed.



I was honoured to be one of the demonstrators who got to present on the stage itself and show the introduce the rest of the demonstrators to one of the GORGEOUS new product suites that will be available in the upcoming Annual Catalogue.
Colouring the vellum makes a pretty image become absolutely gorgeous!  And I am so glad black embossing powder is coming back into the new catalogue!

The GRACEFUL GLASS suite includes a beautiful stamp set (Painted Glass), breathtaking thinlits (Stained Glass), and designer vellum (Graceful Glass) -- all of which can be used to create stunning projects.
I love that you can colour the vellum with Stampin' Blends or regular markers!  This sample is coloured from behind using the Stampin' Markers.

I gave a sneak peak of my OnStage samples in an earlier post (see them HERE) but I wanted to show you a few of them again.  Because I mean...they are just.  so.   pretty!  Any project you create using the Graceful Glass suite is gorgeous, let's face it!
I'm so glad the Basket Weave embossing folder is going to remain a current item.  Turning it around so the back is showing, gives a different and subtle effect (It was hard to capture the effect just so...but with the shadows in this photo, you can see the 'debossed' background)!

I am so excited to jump through this blog hop and see the samples that were made by some of the other participants.  I know that Stampin' Up! recruited some VERY talented people at each of the locations to help showcase some of the great new products we get to order from the upcoming catalogue.

I for one, just can't wait!

Brusho creates just the perfect background for this super elegant garden arbor.


I will leave you with this one final card sample - since I love how the Brusho turned out for this particular card background.  And then, I invite you to hop over to the next blog to see the super projects my fellow demo has in store for you!


Don't forget to visit everyone.  And feel free to leave comments to let us know what you think of the samples we created, and how much you are looking forward to the new catalogue.


The next blog can be found by clicking the image link below
https://stampinpals.blogspot.com/2018/04/onstage-april-2018-blog-hop.html
 



Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful day!  Visit again soon, and keep a look out for more Sneak Peeks from the new catalogue.that will be coming out soon.

God Bless,   Cynthia   <><

 




Full list of Blog Hop Participants:

10. Cynthia Millan THAT'S ME!   :)