Stormy weather!

With the sky so dark and a chilly wind blowing through my pyjamas, I decided to scratch the idea of starting my day on the balcony with my favourite cup in hand, filled to the brim with my caramel coloured concoction. I’ll just have to take my fresh brewed coffee back inside and have breakfast on the kitchen table. Hrumpf!

As I remember from living in San Francisco in the 80’s, there is still hope that the storm will blow over in a matter of hours and the fog will burn off to reveal a fabulously sunny afternoon! In the meantime…I thought I would use the opportunity to make a simple card! Even with the very few things I have brought with me in my suitcase, I am able to create something which pleases my creative eye. I am always astonished how little one really needs to make something pretty.

This watercolor card was made in just a few minutes with only 1 stamp, ink, paper and of course water!

I just took a little scrap of leftover watercolor paper that I had laying around from my last project. I tapped a few ink pads directly on my acrylic block and sprayed it with water, then applying it to dry watercolor paper.  I let it dry for a few minutes and then sprayed water on my rubber stamp and stamped onto the dried ink removing some of the color to create the batik background.

After I let in dry for a minute or two again, I took the very same stamp and stamped over the card with ink in two colors.  The base card was stamped in the same color to give it a little watermark touch. This gives a layered effect without adding weight, therefore a postage friendly version. I thought that this would be a great card for an autumn wedding, birthday or anniversary.

Hope you like my little technique card!

Have a great day!

Cynthia „Stemeplwalküre“

P.S. The sun is out again…time for a little sand between my toes!


Life is a beautiful thing!

Die Natur ist pure Inspiration für mich … draußen sein, oder nur „halb“ draußen sein auf den Balkon ist genug, um mich ins Kreativ-Modus zu setzen. Manchmal muss ich sogar die schöne Natur aktiv ignorieren um etwas Arbeit zu schaffen!

Jetzt aber, nach vielen, vielen Wochen intensiver Arbeit an der Uni und wochenlangem Opern Meisterkurse geben, darf ich ich mich endlich mit meinem kalt werdenden Kaffee auf den Balkon setzen und die Natur genießen! Hurra! Es dauert nur wenigen Sekunden bevor die Ideen durch meinem Kopf schießen.

Jetzt, wo ich in dem „FLOW“ bin, möchte ich es ausnützen. Nach einer längeren Bastel-Pause habe ich wieder ein bisschen Ruhe und Zeit um einzutauchen…

Ich freue mich wieder auf frische Luft, Inspiration und kalt werdenden Kaffee!

Lieb Grüße,

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Gratis Gastgeberin Sets!

Ich liebe Geschenke! Gestern haben wir bei meiner Katalog-Party auch mit 2 der neuen Gastgeberin Stempel Sets gestempelt. Diese insgesamt 6 exklusiven Sets sind einfach traumhaft und nur über Shoppingvorteile bestellbar! (Hauptkatalog ab Seite 220)

Die Tulpen sind mit 2-Step-Stempeln gezaubert! Ich liebe diese Stempeltechnik!!!!

So eine einfache Karte…aber mit den 2-Step-Stempeln erreicht man eine optimalen Schattierung! Mit den transparenten Photo-Polymer-Stempeln ist es ganz einfach, die beiden Stempelabdrücke präzise aufeinander zu setzen.

Diese tolle Karte wurde mit mini Hintergrund-Stempeln gemacht. Zusammen gestempelt gibt es eine tolle Gesamtbild.

Auf jedem Fall richtig super vielseitige Stempel-Sets…alles GRATIS mit einer qualifizierten Bestellung ab 200 Euro! Bis Ende Juni gibt es sogar eine Sonderaktion, bei der ihr bei einer Bestellung ab 400 Euro zusätzlich zu den Prozenten noch weitere 40 Euro Shoppingvorteile erhaltet.

Ich wünsche noch einen schönen Pfingstfeiertag!

Liebe Grüße, Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Eine Hochzeitskarte…

Hier ist eine Hochzeitskarte mit DSP und Geschenkband aus dem neuen Katalog…

Eine von vielen Projekten für meinen Katalog-Party am Sonntag…

Ich muss jetzt weitermachen…mein Bastelzimmer ruft!!!

Viele liebe Grüße,

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Stampin‘ Up Katalog 2017- 2018 ist jetzt online!

Ich bin so aufgeregt!  So viele schöne Dinge… Am 4. Juni ab 13:00 stelle ich viele neue Produkte vor bei meine Katalog Open House! Möchtest Du im voraus den neuen Katalog durchstöbern?  Klick einfach den Link im rechten Sidebar! Willst Du ein Katalog für unter deinen Kopfkissen??? Dann schau mal am 4. Juni bei mir ab 13:00 vorbei!

Soviele tolle Angebote im Juni…

Stempelwalküre „Memo(ry) Board“ !

So excited to use the new „stash“ I ordered in a pre-order for demonstators only after our Stampin‘ Up Convention in Amsterdam!  I was so inspired the last days as we had a quick glimps of summer temperatures and flowers beginning to bloom in my garden.

Just lovely, the new SU „In colors“.  „Berry Burst“ (Sommerbeere) a vibrant color – also a really great coordinating color to the Powder Pink (Puderrosa) which I featured in my last blog post.

I chose to use a few carry-over products from the current catalogue which coordinate perfectly with the new products! The dragonfly thinlits will appear in the coming catalogue along with the fabulous new thinlits, „Seasonal Layers“ and „Liebevolle Worte“ which will be available in English and French. I mix English and German elements quite naturally as we unintentionally speak „Dinglish“ (deutsch + english) at our home. Sometimes quite a comic situation as some things do not translate directly. I had fun stamping on wood for a change instead of paper, which works wonderfully with our Stampin‘ Up Classic Inkpads!  I LOVE IT!

If you like my project, and would like to make a Memo(ry) Board for yourself, then join me for a workshop on Sat. June 17th 14:00-17:00. For more information send me and email at (max. 6 workshop participants)

(MEMO(RY) – Board Workshop Sa. 17. 06. 14:00-17:00

If you want to see more… please sign up for my free Catalogue-Launch Open House Event on June 4th 13:00-17:00

Look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Stempelwalküre „Powder-Pink-Palace“


It has been so much fun playing with my new stamps and the huge number of coordinating  Thinlits, Framelits, gorgeous vinyl stickers and tassle embellishments! Wow! This kit has so much to offer! But you know me by now…I WANT MORE!!! The idea of being able to mix and match things from different color collections is one of the fantastic advantages of using Stampin‘ Up products!  Just look how easy it was for me to take a very rich and radiant collection of  „Orient/Eastern Flair products and „translate“ the theme to Wedding, Baby Shower or Mother’s Day, by just exchanging a little design paper!  SO EASY!

I was so inspired by the lovely gift of flowers from my team member and friend, Christine! She was ordering flower arrangements for her birthday party this weekend from her long time friend Petra Thumm. (Immergrün-Blumen und Mehr in Kaarst – Vorst) A little plug for the beautiful arragements! And of course a shout- out to my great team ladies who joined me yesterday for a fun, creative and productive afternoon!  We are all soo excited about the new catalogue FULL of fantastic and innovative ideas, not to mention the charming designs. Really something for everyone with a huge choice of stampin‘ styles from the geometric, clean look to the vastly romantic shabby chic and every imaginable style in between!

So here are a „few“ photos of my „Powder Pink Palace“.

I thought this might be nice for a new baby keepsake gift with the name of the child, birthday, height and weight at birth.

A very simple 5 minute card using 3 stamps.  I love the little flitter of dots which are designed to fit in the corners of the cards. I decided to turn it around and make a star form by stamping around the sentiment! FUN! This a a nice Baby shower „Thank you note“ that is easily replicated. And no, It was not all my idea, I „CASED“(Copy And Share Everything) it from the new catalogue designs which I tweeked for my own purposes!

A matching window box made with the „Gift Bag Punchboard“.  Before I put the box together I just placed 2 coordinating thinlits on one panel and ran it though my „Big Shot“ only once!!!! These dies cut extremely well so that I do not have to run them though so many times. Then I added a clear window sheet with double sided tape to the back side of the cut-out medallion.  Love it!  I had a little bit of ribbon left from my free SAB gift and Ta-Daa! Finished! I will be offering a free class at the begining of June exclusively for those customers who order one of the Orient Palace Stamp Sets from me in May!

So for those of you interested in this fabulous set or any of the new products just send me an email or join the fun at my

FREE Catalogue Lauch Event on JUNE 4th 13:00 – 17:00 !

Please let me know that you would like to attend so that I can prepare a goodie bag for you and feel free to bring a friend (or two :-D) !

Have a wonderful week!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“