Thursday, November 15, 2018

CCAYR - November - Gingerbread

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme for this month is Gingerbread.  

I decided to make some cute pop up gift card holders.


Recipe:
Pebbles - Holly Jolly stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Bow-tied die (medium sized bow)
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words - Script die
Glossy Accents

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #289

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:



Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Christmas paper stash (8x8) - all patterned papers
black glitter paper
Tim Holtz - Festive Overlay stamp set
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Festive berries, Hickory Smoke
Misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

Cindy---

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fall ATCs

Hello there!  I've created some Fall ATC's for a swap.  The swap group is on Facebook and it's called Awesome Monthly Swap Group.

I used Oxides to create the background on watercolor paper cut to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Recipe:
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint
Dylusions stamp -harlequin prints
Tim Holtz - Happy Halloween mini blueprints
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Peeled paint, Spiced Marmalade, carved pumpkin (to color pumpkin)
washi
Strathmore watercolor paper
misti

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy--

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes - November

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful Christmas challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.  And our challenges run the whole month.


Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Caitlin Girl kit
watercolor pencils
American Crafts - Hot Cocoa (6x6) - patterned paper
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle die
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words 2: block die
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MLC this month.

Cindy---

MIU# 19: Aperture cards

Hello there!  It's November 1st already.  So, that means it's time for another great challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  Our theme this month is Aperture cards.

Recipe:
black glitter paper
The Paper Studio - Have a Cozy Christmas - red snowflake paper
American Crafts - Hot Cocoa - Kraft snowflake paper
Winter Woodland Cricut cart - deer @ 1 1/2", 2"/ trees @ 1 3/4"
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop Circle die, Scallop border die
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words 2 Script

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at MIU!!

Cindy---

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Day 7: Hocus Pocus

Hello there!  Welcome back for the final day in my seven days of Halloween blog post series.

Recipe:
Teresa Collins - Haunted Hallows - dot paper
Tim Holtz - Swirling stars dies
Tim Holtz - Jack- o- Lantern stamp and die set (pumpkin)
watercolor pencils
Tim Holtz - Hocus Pocus stamp and die set (hat and sentiment)
Orange Stickles
pop dots
Misti

Thanks for joining me for my seven days of Halloween series :-)  Have a fun, safe Halloween!!

Cindy---

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween Day 6: Dracula

Hello there!  It's Day 6 of my seven days of Halloween blog post series.

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Happy Hauntings (6x6) - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Stitched squares dies
Tim Holtz - Stitched circles dies
Tim Holtz - Monsters stamp, die set
watercolor pencils
Tim Holtz - Halloween words- block dies
Tim Holtz - distress tool
orange enamel dots

Thanks for joining me today.   See you tomorrow for the final day of the series :-)

Cindy---

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Day 5: Witch's Hat

Hello there!  Welcome back to Day 5 of my seven days of Halloween blog post series.

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Happy Hauntings (6x6) - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - stitched rectangle die
Tim Holtz - Hocus Pocus stamps, dies set
Impression Obsession - Is the Moon Out Tonight? - sentiment stamp
watercolor pencils
Orange Stickles
pop dots
Misti

Thanks for joining me today.  Come on back for Day 6 tomorrow :-)

Cindy---

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Day 4: Mr Bones

Hello there!  And welcome back to Day 4 of my seven days of Halloween series of blog posts.

Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Halloween stamps
Tim Holtz - Stitched rectangle die
The Paper Studio - Happy Hauntings (6x6) - all patterned papers
pop dots
Misti
black sequin trim

Thanks for joining me today.  Check back tomorrow for Day 5 :-)

Cindy---

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween Day 3: Spider

Hello there!  Welcome back to Day 3 of my seven days of Halloween blog post series.

Recipe:
Core'dinations - Vintage Collection - Sun Coral
Tim Holtz - Hocus Pocus - embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Stitched Circle dies
Tim Holtz - Halloween words - block
Impression Obsession - Tangled Web stamp set
The Paper Studio - Happy Hauntings - music note paper
pop dots
Misti
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Join me for Day 4 tomorrow :-)

Cindy---

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween Day 2: Frankie

Hello there!  Welcome back to day 2 of my seven days of Halloween series of blog posts.

Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Monsters -stamp, die, embossing folder set
Core'dinations - Tim Holtz Kraft Core- Nostalgic Collection cardstock
The Paper Studio - Happy Hauntings - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Stitched Circle die
Tim Holtz - sanding tool
Tim Holtz - Halloween words - block die
pop dots
brads
watercolor pencils
Misti

Thanks for joining me today.  Come on back for Day 3 tomorrow :-)

Cindy---

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #287

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts blog.   Our sketch for this week is:
Recipe:
My Mind's Eye - Oh What Fun (6x6) - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Christmas 2 blueprints stamps
Tim Holtz - Stitched Circle dies
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders 3 die
Tim Holtz - Retro Christmas die (merry)
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words Script (Christmas)
Diamond Stickles
black bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch.

Cindy---

Monday, October 22, 2018

Halloween Day 1: Trouble

Hello there!  I've created seven cards recently for a Halloween Swap so I thought it would be fun to share them with a seven days of Halloween series of blog posts.


Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Happy  Hauntings (6x6) - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Halloween stamp
Tim Holtz - Stitched rectangle die
Tim Holtz - Halloween words -block
black bling
Misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come on back for Day 2 tomorrow :-)

Cindy---

Friday, October 19, 2018

Danger Zone Blog Hop


Welcome to the Danger Zone Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the creepy, scary creatures of Halloween!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this "danger" filled hop! You should have arrived from
Miranda's blog, but if not please start at the beginning. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

Miss Kate Cuttables


One lucky winner is going to win their choice of 3 files!! 

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/24/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I've created a really fun, creepy tag using some of the new Tim Holtz Halloween goodies.  I cut the tag shape from a cardboard box.  I then exposed some of the corrugated insides and then painted the tag purple.  I used some gauze from our first aid kit for some interest in the background...LOL!  And I used Oxides to ink the tombstone.


Recipe:
cardboard tag
purple paint
Tim Holtz - Halloween stash (6x6 pad) -patterned paper
Tim Holtz - Hocus Pocus stamps & dies
watercolor pencils
water brush
Tim Holtz - Halloween - bat stamp
Happy Hauntings Cricut cart - tombstone @ 6"
Distress Oxide - Shaded Lilac, Distress ink - Hickory Smoke (inked the tombstone)
white gauze
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Thin 3/8" letter dies
Tim Holtz distress tool
Tim Holtz - Halloween typed token
Distress Crayon - Twisted Citron - (color token)
Tim Holtz - black jute twine
3 Girl Jam - crinkle ribbon (inked w/ Hickory Smoke and Shaded Lilac inks)
Black Diamond Stickles (applied to edges of the tag)
pop dots



Your next stop is Jearise's blog.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Monday, October 15, 2018

CCAYR - October - Santa/Elf/Fairy

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Santa/Elf/Fairy.  



Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Crafty Little Elf kit
colored pencils
American Crafts - Hot Cocoa (6x6) all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words Script - die
Stephanie Barnard - Stars, dotted - dies
black bling

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #285

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  The sketch for this week:


Recipe:
Tim Holtz - stitched rectangle die
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words Script (sentiment)
Pebbles - Merry Merry (6x6), all patterned papers
Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together stamps & dies
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop borders die
Diamond Stickles
watercolor pencils
black bling
red bling
pop dots
Misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch.

Cindy---

Monday, October 1, 2018

Merry Little Christmas - October

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful Christmas challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme this month and every month is Anything Goes [Christmas].  

I just love making Christmas cards.  Isn't this image so adorable?!  Love him!
Recipe:
The Paper Studio - burlap trim
Unity Stamp Co - Santa's Little Helper Cuddlebug
watercolor pencils
Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy (6x6) stack - patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Stitched Square die
Tim Holtz - Distress tool
Tim Holtz - Holiday words script die
white pearls
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Merry Little Christmas this month.

Cindy---

MIU #18: October - Monochrome

Hello there!  It's October 1st and that means a new challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  Our theme for this month is Monochrome.

My parents wedding anniversary is what inspired this card.
Recipe:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Wild Honey
Tim Holtz ink blending tool
watercolor brush
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle dies
Unity Stamp Co - Promise Always
Misti
Tim Holtz - Celebration Words script die
Pebbles - Midnight Haunting - pattern paper

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at MIU.

Cindy---

Monday, September 24, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #283

Hello there!  It's time for another fun sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle die
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflakes 1 1/2", 1"
red glitter ribbon
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this week.

Cindy---

Saturday, September 15, 2018

CCAYR - Sept - Anything But a Card

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge blog.  Our theme this month is Anything But a Card (as long as it's Christmas).

I decided to make a bottle cap shaker.  This bottle cap is 4" so it's perfect for a stamped image to fit inside.
Recipe:
Maya Road - 4" bottle cap
white paint
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - snowflake paper
Tim Holtz - Stitched circles dies
Unity Stamp Co - Always Had My Heart
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
acetate sheet
snowflake shaped glitter, iridescent sequins, red chunky glitter - Target $ spot

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #281

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:


I used a bunch of new supplies and created something 'Spooky'.  I even raided the first aid supplies and used some white gauze...

Recipe:
Pebbles - Midnight Haunting (6x6) - all patterned papers
watercolor paper
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle dies
Tim Holtz - Stitched Circle dies
Tim Holtz - Halloween words - block
Tim Holtz - Hocus Pocus stamps & dies (skeleton)
Tim Holtz - Jack - O Lantern (pumpkin)
Distress Crayons - Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint (to color the pumpkin)
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap - to ink the edges of the cardbase and the skeleton
Tim Holtz distress tool
black Diamond Stickles
Christmas Red Stickles
white gauze

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

Cindy---

Friday, September 7, 2018

Generations of Love Blog Hop

Welcome!  This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by our family tree and our Grandparents in honor of National Grandparents Day.  National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th.

This is a weekend hop, but you have until Monday at midnight to finish hopping.

Lorby's World is the first blog in the hop and she is offering a special prize to one lucky person. All you have to do is hop through all the participants in the blog hop and leave a comment on each of their blogs. Lorby's World will pick a winner to be announced on Wednesday, September 12th.

If you arrived here from Connie's amazing blog you are right on track.. 

I have taken two old photos and made a collage on a clipboard.  This was a Tim Holtz kit that I got on clearance a while ago and it was so perfect for this project!!

In the top photo are my Grandparents.  The bottom photo is my Grandmother with some of her children.  My mom is the second oldest.  I think they must've been looking into the sun because they're all squinting.  LOL!


Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Burlap kit - (clipboard, ephemera, word quote stickers)
Tim Holtz - Friend word die set
Tim Holtz - mirrored heart
Tim Holtz - star
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - 'N' @ 1 1/4"
3 Girl Jam - crinkle ribbon
Glossy Accents 

Thank you for hopping along with us this weekend.  Your next stop is Alicia's wonderful blog.
FULL LINE UP HERE:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog.  The theme for September is Anything Goes (just make sure it's Christmas).

I have been watching some crafty utube videos on making mini books with Dominos for the covers.  Too cute.  I had to try one.  They are very fun to make.  But, it is a challenge to try and photograph one--so please excuse my fingers in most of the photos :-)









Recipe:
Dominos (1" x 2")
Distress Paint - Broken China
Calico Collage - Cute Christmas - Domino printable images
The Paper Studio - Happy Holly Days - patterned paper
white lace
Tim Holtz - Holiday Talk - sticker sentiments
blue organza ribbon
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Merry Little Christmas this month.

Cindy---

MIU#17: September - Layering

Hello there!  It's the first of the month and time for another fun challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  Our theme this month is Layering.

I recently cleaned out and destashed my craft room and came across some really big bottle caps.  They were from a Maya Road warehouse box sale.  So, I decided to make something with one.  I'm sure there will be more coming so stay tuned :-)

Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Halloween paper stash -background paper
Maya Road - 4" bottle cap
black paint
Black Diamond Stickles
watercolor paper (pumpkins)
Tim Holtz - Circle die (3 1/2")
Tim Holtz - Jack - O- Lantern dies and stamps
Tim Holtz - Distress crayons - Peeled paint, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, carved pumpkin
Tim Holtz - monsters stamp set (spider)
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - rusty hinge, mustard seed (pumpkin shadows)
pop dots
tiny red bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MIU this month.

Cindy---

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #279

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:
Recipe:
DCWV - Primrose stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - Stitched Slots Die
Tim Holtz - Thrift Shop Ephemera
Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings stamp set (sentiment)
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - tumbled glass (inked butterfly)
Frosted Lace Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts.

Cindy---

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Blog Hop Candy Winner :-)

Okay, random.org picked lucky number 8 and that is Cindy Holmes.  Congrats!!  Please send me an e-mail momto2cuties @ att . net (no spaces) and I'll get these goodies sent out to you.  Thanks for hopping!!

Cindy

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CCAYR - August - Warm/hot colors

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Use warm/hot colors (red, orange, yellow).

I used a large poinsettia stamp.  I've had this one for a while.  It's red rubber and mounted on a wood block.  I'm not sure who the stamp is from as it's not marked with a company name.  I stamped the image and then embossed it and then used Distress inks to watercolor it.  I created a background with Distress inks and then used a background stamp from Tim Holtz.  I love how this came out.

Recipe:
Poinsettia stamp
Ranger Pigment ink
Zing clear embossing pwd
Distress ink - Festive Berries, worn lipstick - (to watercolor the image)
Oxide ink - Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple (to watercolor the image)
Stickles - Golden rod
Distress ink - Mustard seed, Vintage Photo (background)
Oxide ink - fossilized Amber (background)
Tim Holtz - Season's Silhouettes - background stamp (Vintage Photo was used to stamp this)
Misti
pop dots

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #277

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts blog.  Our sketch for this week is:
And there is what I came up with.
Recipe:
Heidi Swapp - Sugar Chic stack - all patterned papers
Unity Stamp Co - Summer Citrus stamp kit
watercolor pencils
waterbrush
Stickles - orange, cotton candy
pink bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch.

Cindy---


Friday, August 10, 2018

Tropical Bliss Blog Hop




Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! If you've hopped over from Sandy's blog you are right on track.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

ANGELA CORCORAN 
WITH MERMAIDS & MONOGRAMS




One lucky winner is going to win all these goodies!!


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.

I had fun water coloring this mermaid.  I added some Stickles, sequins and seed beads to bling her up :-)  


Recipe:
Strathmore watercolor paper
Ranger Pigment Ink - black
Zing clear embossing powder
Distress Ink -Picked Raspberry, rusty hinge (used to watercolor image)
Distress Oxide ink - Wilted Violet, twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Iced Spruce (used to watercolor image)
Distress ink - Mermaid Lagoon, Rusty Hinge (background)
Distress Oxide ink - Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron
Unity Stamp Co- Mystical Mermaid, Let Your Dreams Bloom stamp kits
Diamond Stickles
Pretty Pink Posh - clear sequins
pink seed beads
Glossy Accents

I have some blog candy to give away :-)  All you have to do is comment & follow me to win!!




Your next stop is Kim's blog.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.