Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I'm now a Mixed Up Girl!!



I'm now part of the Mix It Up challenge design team :-)  YAY!  It's a brand new challenge blog with a new challenge beginning on the first of each month.  They will be Anything Goes all the time with an optional twist/technique that you can choose to try or not.  Your project can be mixed media, cards, layouts, mini albums, art journaling, etc.  Mix it up!  So pop on over to the Mix It Up challenge blog and become a follower.  Our first challenge is going live on May 1st.  Be sure and tell all your crafty friends!

Have a great day!
Cindy---

Friday, March 17, 2017

Be Good for Goodness Sake --WW - For a Child

Hello there!  Happy Friday!  It's time for another great Christmas challenge over on the Winter Wonderland blog.  Our theme is For a Child.  Our wonderful sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter.  And their challenge blog is Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog.

 
Recipe:
Sasayaki Glitter image - Christmas Bunny Decorating
Recollections - Red & White Christmas stack- silver foil striped paper
The Paper Studio - Happy Holly Days stack - red note paper
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 4"
October Afternoon - sentiment stamp
Glossy Accents
Kennedy Grace Creations - For Our Heros sequins mix
silver Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your weekend :-)  Come play along with us at Winter Wonderland.

Cindy---

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CCAYR - March Reminder - Anything But a Card

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.  Our theme this time is:  Anything But a Card. 

I have been wanting to make a jingle bell shadowbox for the longest time. In fact I had all the stuff to make one for this past Christmas and just didn't get it done.  So, I was pretty excited to finally make one :-)

Recipe:
Shadowbox with white frame
Jingle bell assortment
October Afternoon - Silent Night collection - all papers
1/2" Terrifically Tacky Tape
Winter Wonderland Cricut cart - Believe @ 3 1/4"
Oracal 651 red vinyl

I set my deep cut blade at 3 and used Medium pressure.  I used contact paper as my transfer tape.

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

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - Anything Goes #1

Monday, March 13, 2017

Father Christmas -SG #3- Embossing

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the new Season's Greetings Christmas blog.  Our theme this time is:  embossing.  You can choose heat embossing or dry using an embossing folder.  My heat gun just died...boo :-(   But, it's all good.  I had a new embossing border die set from Tim Holtz to try out.  I must say I love it!  I colored 'Believe' with a grey colored pencil in the debossed parts to make it pop. 

I stamped my santa image directly on the note paper.  And then colored it with colored pencils.  I added bling and Stickles.  I distressed the edges to add to the vintage vibe.

Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Stamper's Anonymous - Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set
colored pencils
Tim Holtz - Christmas -border embossing set
Tim Holtz - Distress tool
Pink Paislee - Merry & Bright stack - background sheet music paper
Black Diamond Stickles
Diamond Stickles (beard and mustache)
grey bling (buttons)

Thanks for visiting.  Come play along with us at Season's Greetings!!
Have a beautiful day :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the Holly & Ivy Christmas challenge -  Anything Goes #1
                      and  The Merry Christmas Challenge - March -  Santa

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Coming Up Roses

Hello there!  It's my turn to host over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  So, I've created an all occasion type card.  I've used two different stamp sets:  Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose for the sentiment and Time to Blossom for the beautiful rose image.  I'm also giving you a sneak peek at a sequin mix that will be released on the last weekend of the month.  It's called Baby Blanket.
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Beautiful Blooms -Sweet Rose
Kennedy Grace Creations - Time to Blossom
Kennedy Grace Creations - Baby Blanket sequin mix
Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss (6x6) stack - all patterned papers
The Paper Studio - white lace
watercolor pencils
water brush
Glossy Accents
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Cindy---

Thursday, March 2, 2017

With Love

Hello there!  I've got a fun shaker card to share with you today.  I'm also hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.  I've done a little water coloring on these cute flowers which are part of a great stamp set called Grace's Little Notes.  For the shaker bits I've used the fabulous sequin mix called Blackbird.  Both of these products are by Kennedy Grace Creations. 
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Grace's Little Notes stamp set
Kennedy Grace Creations - Blackbird sequin mix
watercolor pencils
water brush
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Hexagons die set
Mambi - Hello stack - background paper
transparency
foam tape, pop dots
Spellbinders - Sentiments 3 die set
Christmas Red Stickles
Black Diamond Stickles
3 Girl Jam - red crinkle ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a beautiful day.

Cindy---