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And His Name

Hi Everyone

Glad to be here today. Ugh, We got snow last night – not much – just a dusting. I thought the weather man was kidding, or wrong as usual. No Way – he hit the mark last night.

You know I used to live in South Dakota (10 years) where we would get snow anytime from October through Memorial Day.

When I moved here to Indiana 2 1/2 years ago – just outside Indianapolis – I thought my snow days were over, at least until the months of January or February. I really really dislike snow.

If you had to scrape your car windows every day – before and after work – basically anytime you needed to go somewhere and shovel snow off your sidewalk and driveway – – I think you would get tired of the snow and dislike it as much as I do. I didn’t have to shovel my driveway as I had a gravel driveway, but I had a big deck 10′ x 20′ that had to be shoveled. Anytime the snow plows would clear the streets – they always left snow piled up at the end of the driveways.

Now imagine – single lady with a snow drift 7 feet high and usually 3 to 5 feet in depth covering the end of your driveway. There is no way I or anyone else could shovel that much snow away. My son spent 3 days shoveling the snow drift to no avail. Thank god businesses were closed because of the weather as there was no way my car was going anywhere. I finally called the trailer park owner and asked if something could be done for me. Woot Woot – would you believe he sent a guy with a bobcat to open up my driveway.

Imagine this scenario happening on a regular basis – Ohhhh – I soooo dislike snow even if it is just a dusting.

Well, on to better things…….

Hot off the presses, Stampin Up Festive Flurry Ornament Kit goes on sale TODAY……

so, if you did not get the stamp set/framelits bundle – send me an email:  cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com – this is a great deal for you…..

#135813 - $14.95#135813 – $14.95

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including:

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed Card stock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Card stock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)


FESTIVE FLURRY ORNAMENT KIT          #135813        $14.95

Available “While Supplies last” so contact me today to get yours – cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Wondering what these look like?   and how easy they are to put together?   – Check out the Video


Do not forget to contact me if you would like anything: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

And the excitement begins – Today’s Card

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple; Whisper White

Ink: Raspberry Ripple

Stamp Sets: Prince of Peace Single Stamp

Ribbon: 3/8″ Satin Stitched Raspberry Ripple

Framelits: Deco Labels

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Trio

Embellishments: White Gel Pen

Tools: Trimmer; Score Board with the Diagonal Plate; Big Shot; Dimensionals; Sponge; Glue Dots; Snail

Prince of Peace

Well……   That’s it for today and I hope you enjoyed my post. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post. If there is anything you need or want just email me at: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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Thinking of You

Hi Everyone

OUCHIE- OUCHIE- OUCHIE- OUCHIE, I had a bad migraine yesterday. I spent most of the day in bed – yuck. I am better today – yippee – yippee!!

I have a really cute card for today – at least I think it’s cute. I hope you agree. I used a white gel pen to make the dots in the  middle of the flowers – otherwise they were really plain. I think it dressed up the flowers quite a bit. If you look closely at the card you can see where I used the Score Board to make two line borders around the card and the focal point fits perfectly in the center of this border.


Thinking Of You

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used

Card Stock: Whisper White; Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Pumpkin Pie; Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop; Sassy Salutations; Gorgeous Grunge

Punches: Pansy; Hexagon

Embellishments: White Gel Pen

Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Dimensionals; Snail; Score Board

Non Stampin’ Up Products Used

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Flower Shop    Sassy Salutations     Gorgeous Grunge

So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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You Make Me Smile

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Lots of news today…….

Woot Woot. The new catalog goes live today!!!!!

Pic of new catalog

Email me if you would like to order: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets! No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online). Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497


Sassy salutations stampin up stampinup card ideas SWEET ESSENTIALS

Sweet essentials stampin up stampinup card ideas PETITE PAIRS

Petite pairs stampin up stampnup card ideas

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New Magnetic Platform for our Big Shot, Framelits and Edgelits…..Available in the New Catalog Today Starting at Noon

Magnetic Platform item #130658

We are excited to show you a new product called the Magnetic Platform. It is designed to use with your Big Shot for Framelits and Edgelits. When you use the Magnetic Platform, you will not need your Multipurpose Platform. You will still need to use the Standard Cutting Pads. The great thing about the Magnetic Platform is that the magnets are so strong; they will allow you to use the Magnetic Platform with your Standard Cutting Pads, which protects it. You will especially love using the Magnetic Platform with your stamp sets that have matching Framelits. Once you have stamped the images, you can lay the paper on the clear cutting pad and the Framelits will easily attract to the magnets in the platform holding the Framelit safely in place, and lining it up to the image – right where you need it. The Magnetic Platform can also be used with Edgelits. They are so fun, but can be frustrating to try to keep them straight as they run through the Big Shot. You can rig up a solution, like post-it notes, but if you have the Magnetic Platform you won’t need to. You can line up the Edgelit anywhere on your project that you want and send it through your Big Shot with confidence that the cut will be in exactly the right place. Thanks for watching today, as you can see the Magnetic Platform is an essential addition to your Big Shot collection.

Email me if you would like to order: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com


We  have new My Digital Studio Downloads. woo hoo

Newest Digital Downloads May 28, 2013 - Digital Downloads For PDF click here

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since I am a new demonstrator and do not have a Demonstrator Business Web Site, the only way I will get credit is if you email me   cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

WooHoo…….Today’s Card……Washi Tape – Washi Tape – Washi Tape – and more – Washi Tape

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Whisper White; Calypso Coral; Basic Gray

Ink: Black StazOn; White Gel Pen

Stamp Sets: A Round Array

Punches: 7/8″ Scallop Circle/ 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle; 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle

Embellishments: This and That Washi Tape; Gingham Garden Washi Tape

Tools: Trimmer; Dimensionals; Snail

whisperwhitecardstock4Calypso coral PadBasic Gray Padjetblackstazonuni-ballsignogelpen2A Round Array7-8scallopcirclepunch11-4scallopcirclepunch1mmmm 7/8″ and 1 1/4″ look just alike.  1 3-4 scallop circlethis-and-that-designer-washi-tapsGingham Garden Washi TapeStampin' TrimmerDouble Tri Fold CardDouble Tri Fold Card

So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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Thanks So Much

Hi Everyone

Wow, I just love today’s card. It is also a case job. I got this idea from Connie Stewart. You can see her card and video on how to make the card here. Of course, I didn’t use the same stamps or colors, but the layout is the same. I must say – beautiful card.


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Stampin’ Products Used

Card Stock: Old Olive; Daffodil Delight; Very Vanila

Ink: Old Olive; Daffodil Delight’ Versa Mark

Stamp Sets: Everything Elanor; Oh, Hello; Papillon Potpouri; Mosiac Madness

Embossing: Clear Embossing Powder

Punches: Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: White Gel Pen

Tools: Trimmer; Heat Gun; Snips; Dimensionals; Snail

Don’t forget – I am unable to show you pictures of the new products until 31 May. Any product pictures missing are new products.

old olive paperDaffodill Delight Padvery vanillaoldolivepad1daffodilldelightpad4versamarkpad1everythingeleanor1Oh, Hellp Stampspapillonpotpourriclearembosspowderbittybutterflypunchuni-ballsignogelpen2Stampin' TrimmerHeat ToolsnipsDimensionalssnail61

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.


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Kindness Matters

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Brrr, it sure was cold yesterday. Had to run the heater. My hubby likes it cool, so when he came home from work he opened all the curtains and a few windows. Of course I went behind him and closed them all. There seems to be no in-between for us. If I am comfortable he is sweating and if he is comfortable I am freezing. Figure that one out.

Well on to today’s card. I cased this card from Tami White. This is an absolutely gorgeous card To see her video click here.  The card is just beautiful. Thank you, Tami for sharing this with us. I used a retiring color on my card – Regal Rose. You will probably see a lot of this color used as I am trying to use up my supply before the new colors come out.

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Whisper White; Early Espresso; Regal Rose

Designer Series Paper: Brights (Regal Rose)

Stamp Sets: Kindness Matters; Papillon Potpourri

Framelits: Labels Collection

Punches: Elegant Butterfly

Embellishments: Neutral Brads

Tools: Paper Trimmer; Big Shot; Snips; Essential Paper Piercing Pack; Paper Piercer; Sponges; White Gel Pen; Dimensionals; Snail

whisperwhitecardstock4brightscardstock5neutralscardstock4brightsdsp7jetblackstazonregalrosepadkindnessmatters2papillonpotpourrilabelscollectionframelitselegantbutterflybradsneutralsStampin' Trimmerbigshot1snipsEssentials Paper Piercing Packpaperpiercingtoolspongesuni-ballsignogelpen2Dimensionalssnail61

Thank you for visiting. See you soon. Cynthia

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