Friday, May 30, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge #46: Summer Vacation

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge blog.  The theme is Summer Vacation.  Use a die cut on your project and link it up on the Cut It Up blog.  This challenge runs until June 11th. 

Our wonderful sponsors are:
Trendy Twine
Prize is a 4 pack of sample twines.  YAY!
 and

Artful Delights
Prize is a card kit.  Yay!


Recipe:
5" square card base in white
A Child's Year Cricut cart - scooter @ 4 1/4"
The Paper Studio - When I Grow Up stack - dot paper
Trendy Twine
black bling
Impression Obsession stamp set
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at Cut It UP :-)

Cindy---

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Live. Love. Laugh

Hello there!  I've got a cute little girly card to share today.  She's a Meljen Designs digi.  So fun and full of life :-)
Recipe:
5" square cardbase in white
Meljen Designs digi - Brooke's butterflies
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle stack - patterned papers
Impression Obsession - Mini Messages stamp set
Diamond Stickles
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Hello there!  I just want to thank all past, present and future service men and women.  You are what make this country great!!   I've got a cute card to share today.  I'm also the host over on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.  This little cutie is from the A Child's Year Cricut cart. 


Recipe:
5" square cardbase in Kraft
The Paper Studio - Vintage flag star - single sheet
Core'dinations - scarlet cardstock
A Child's Year Cricut cart - boy w/wagon @ 3 1/4"
Cuttlebug embossing folders - stripes from Retro Kitchen set, stars from the Skyward set
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Maya Road -Ecru Mega ric rack
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - frayed burlap (used to change the ecru ric rack)
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've entered this into the following challenges:
 Crafty Catz #232:  Embossing
 Delightful Challenges :  Red, White & Blue
 Really Reasonable Ribbon #95:  Patriotic w/ trim
 Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #30:  One for the Guys, big or small..
 The Paper Nest Dolls #11:  Anything Goes

Friday, May 23, 2014

Post It Note holders

Hello there!  One last post to share my final Post It Note holders.  These make great teacher gifts :-)

 
 
Recipe:
Pink Paislee - Color Wash stack - words paper
Pink Paislee - Hey Kid stack - yellow dot paper
Meljen Designs - Scuba bear
Meljen Designs - Daisy Pitcher
Mini gel pens - Staples
3x3 sticky note pads
Glossy Accents - on his mask
Diamond Stickles - fish, flowers
watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Top Tip Tues:  Here Comes Summer
 Brown Sugar #95:  Anything Goes
 Creative Fingers #37:  Anything Goes
 Penny's Paper Crafty #Spots or stripes
 QKR Stampede #89 Clean and Simple

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge #211: Bookmarks

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Meljen's Designs challenge blog.  This is a fun one.  Our theme is bookmarks.  All you have to do is create one using a Meljen's Designs digi.  Sound like fun?  Just follow the link to the challenge blog and link up to win some more amazing Meljen's digis.

Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi - Mushroom Mouse  Isn't he cute?
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Retro Kitchen set
Cardztv stamps- Ticket talk 2 set
corner rounder
A Child's Year Cricut cart - 'Read' @ 1/2"

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Meljen's Designs :-)

Cindy---

I've entered this into the following:
 Creative Knockouts #38:  Coloring Show off
 Sisters of Craft #1:  Anything Goes

Monday, May 19, 2014

More Post It Note holders

Hello there!  I've got more Post It Note holders to share today.  I have made quite a few for my kiddos' teachers and RE teachers.  They go together really quickly! 

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Uptown Flair stack- pink/green rectangle patterned paper
The Paper Studio - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun stack - blue stripe paper
Gel pens - Staples
3x3 sticky note pads
Terrifically Tacky tape
Bugaboo Digi - Ava Mermaid
Bugaboo Digi - Girlz Flowers
Bugaboo Digi - Deacon Bugs
Glossy Accents - to make the bubbles shiny
Diamond Stickles - on the flowers
watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
  Card Mania #47:  Clean & Simple
 Crafting From the Heart # 19:  Anything Goes
 Penny's Paper crafty #178:  Spots or stripes

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge # 20: Emboss resist w/ink

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  This time around the theme is Anything Goes with a twist of emboss resist with ink.  Head on over to the SBC blog and watch the video on this technique and come play along.  If you follow this technique you will get two entries into the challenge. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Pinque Peacock

Prize is a Craft Kit.


Recipe:
DCWV - Be Mine stack- blue patterned paper
Inkadinkado stamp
Distress Ink - tumbled glass, worn lipstick
Versamark
Zing clear embossing pwd
Ranger heat tool
Distress paint - spun sugar - used this on the white cardbase
The Paper Studio - pink trim
blue bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at SBC.

Cindy---

Saturday, May 17, 2014

First Communion

Hello there!  My daughter made her first communion last weekend.  What a great day for our family!  It was magical!  I made her a card using a Bugaboo Digi.  I have a confession to make--I used an Easter image and cut the little stuffed bunny out of her hand.  I had this image that was already colored and it didn't make it onto a card in time for Easter so I used it for her first communion.  She had no idea and loved it :-)
Recipe:
4" square cardbase in white
Bugaboo Digi - BBrat Girl with Bunny
white glitter paper
Elegant Edges -flower2 border @ 3/4"
The Paper Studio - heart embossing folder - debossed
Pink organza ribbon
pop dots
Diamond Stickles
Impression Obsession - sentiments I stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've entered this into the following:
 Open Minded crafting#20:  Use some ribbon
 Paper Nest Dolls #10:  Anything Goes
 Send a Smile 4 Kids:  Anything Goes 4 Kids

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge #45: National Bike Month

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up blog :-)  The theme this time around is National Bike Month.  Make sure to include a die-cut on your project.  The challenge runs until May 28th.

Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:
Fleurette Bloom
Prize:  $10 giftcard
&
The Robin's Nest
Prize:  sample pack of papers :-)

Recipe:
5" square cardbase in tan
Heidi Swapp- Vintage Chic -Just dots, handwritten patterned papers
Core'dinations -teal cardstock
Martha Stewart photo corner punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Heritage Cricut cart - frame @ 4 3/4" using the charm feature, bike @ 2"
Tim Holtz - distressing tool
Tim Holtz - sanding tool
Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous - Playful Journey - sentiment stamp set
brown ink for edges, distressing
teal polka dot organza ribbon
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at Cut It Up!

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 V's Sweet Ideas#23:  Distress
 Penny's Paper Crafty #177:  Anything goes
 ABC Challenge:  L is for...Lots of layers
 Open Minded Crafting #10:  Use some ribbon
 Sister's of Craft #1:  Anything Goes
 Craftitude #65:  That's Die-licious

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thanks!

Hello there!  I have another card with a Heather Ellis digi image from the Pure Innocence line to share today.  Just love this cute image!  I'm sure one of my kid's teachers will be getting this one :-)
Recipe:
The Paper Studio - yellow patterned papers - single sheets
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - red dot
DCWV - red glitter paper
George & Basic Shapes - thanks @ 1"
yellow grosgrain ribbon
Glossy Accents - on apple for shine
watercolor pencils
blender pen
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 Creating From the Heart #18:  Anything Goes
 The Paper Nest Dolls #10:  Anything Goes
 Stamp & Create:  May Challenge - Spring colors
 Scrapper's Delights: #22- Anything Goes
 RRR #94:  Bright Summer colors and ribbon
 Open Minded Crafting #10:  Use some ribbon
 Glitter & Sparkle #84:  Female cards

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge #209: Mom

Hello there!  What an exciting day!  I've created my first project for Meljen's Designs for the new challenge that begins today.  The theme is Mother's day.  Easy, right?!!  I've used a cute image called Tiny Mouse Hugs.  Isn't it adorable??
Recipe:
5" square cardbase in white
Meljen's Designs digi image- Tiny Mouse Hugs
watercolor pencils
DCWV - The Preppy Princess stack - patterned papers
Stampabilities - Everyday Expressions stamps set
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 1"
organza rose ribbon
safety pin (I recycled this pin from new clothes - it was used to attach the tag)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and play along with us on the Meljen Designs challenge blog :-) 

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
  Robyn's Fetish #210:  Mother's Day cards  --I Won a top pick :-)  YAY!!!
 Dream Valley # 81:  Anything Goes
  Crafty Girls # 17:  Anything Goes
 Crafter's CafĂ© #62:  Mom
  Penny's Crafty Challenge #176:  2 or more patterned papers
  Scrapper's Delights # 22:  Anything Goes
  The Paper Shelter #157:  Love is in the Air
  Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #27:  Anything Goes 
  Sister's of Craft #1:  Anything Goes
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Birthday Confetti card

Hello there!  I have a fun birthday confetti card to share today.  I'm sharing this on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today as well.  I'm also entering this into the Catch the Bug:  Stella Says Sketch Challenge # 209 and Catch the Bug:  May Anything Goes Challenge.

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle stack - patterned paper
glitter paper
acrylic sheet - Oriental Trading Co.
Bugaboo Digi image - Girlz Celebrate
watercolor pencils
sequins
Glossy Accents
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Circle2@3 3/4"  using the oblong frame feature
grey ribbon
pop dots
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
silver gems

I adhered the sequins w/ Glossy Accents to the shadow piece and then sandwiched the acrylic piece between the shadow and the glitter oval frame to create a window look. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy---

I won the Stella Says Sketch challenge....YAY!


I'm also entering this card into the following:
 Crafty Catz #229:  Anything but Square
 Quirky Crafts #9:  S is for... Sequins
 Card Mania #46:  Emboss it
 Come and Get It:  Anything with a Digi
 Crafting From the Heart #17:  Anything Goes
 FCCB #209:  Paper Fun

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge # 19: Card in a box

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the Scrapbook Blessing Club blog.  The theme is anything goes.  You have the option of following the video on the blog and making a card in a box for an extra chance at winning.  You can enter up to 3 projects.  This challenge runs until May 17th. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is DRS Designs


The winner will receive a $10 giftcard to their online store.

This is the second card in a box that I have made.  These are so fun to do :-)


Recipe:
I used a CCR file to cut the base of the box found here.  And the video is here.
DRS Designs stamps:  Frog Sunbather
                                     Snorkel Frog  Thank you DRS Designs for providing these for us to play with :-)
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle stack - patterned paper
The Paper Studio - tiny hearts embossing folder
Life is a Beach Cricut cart - beach ball @ 1 1/2", flip flops @ 1 1/2", palm tree @ 4", waves @ 3/4" & 1"
Impression Obsession - sentiment stamp
pearl bling

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at SBC!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
  Southern Girls:  Dots & Spots
  Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned paper challenge
 Creative Fingers # 34:  Anything Goes
   Open Minded Crafter #9:  Sports & Activities

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge#44: Mother's Day

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the Cut It Up blog.  This time our theme is:  Mother's Day.  Easy, right?!  You have until May 14 to link up your project on the CIU blog.  Remember that you must use a die cut somewhere on your project.

And our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:
Cute as a Button
Prize is $20 coupon code to the online store.

3 Girl Jam
Prize is $10 giftcard :-)


Recipe:
The Paper Studio - The Preppy Princess Stack- patterned papers
White glitter paper - frame
Heritage Cricut cart - cameo10 @ 4"
Elegant edges Cricut cart - Circle2@ 4 3/4" -using the oblong frame feature
Sophisticated Cricut cart - Mom @ 3/4" -using the Font2 shadow feature
Glossy Accents for the word 'mom' for shine (although it doesn't look like it, I used the same navy cardstock as the cameo for the letters)
white lace
white pearl bling
blush rosette bling
white tulle

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up :-)

Cindy---

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Exciting news :-)

Hello there!  I am going to be guest designing for Meljen Designs for the next 3 months.  YAY!!  I'm so excited to be a part of this DT!!

Cindy---

More Post-It Note holders

Hello there!  I've got a few more Post-It Note holders to share today.  I've used some cute digis from Meljen's Designs.  Love these!

Recipe:
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
The Paper Studio - Uptown Flair stack - patterned papers
Terrifically tacky tape - 1/4"
Mini gel pens -from Staples
3x3 Post-It notes
Meljen Designs -  Little Girl Bear Hugs
                             Teacup Mouse

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Cindy---

I've entered this in the following challenges:
 Cupcake Inspirations # 258 Blush, Pistachio & espresso
 Scrapper's Delight #21:  Pretty pastels
 Penny's Paper Crafty #175:  Use Pastel colors
 ABC Challenge:  K is for Keep it Simple
 Paper Nest Dolls #9:  Anything Goes
 Sisters of Craft:  Blog launch - Anything Goes