Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #265

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

I flipped the sketch.
Recipe:
Recollections - Pool-riffic paper pad (6x6)
Tim Holtz - Mini Blueprints -cocktail stamp
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circles 1 3/4", 2 1/2"
The Paper Studio - blue fringe trim
colored pencils
blue bling

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CCAYR - May - Anything Goes

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 Anything Goes.
Recipe:
Craftsmith - N Pole Gazette - plaid paper
Unity Stamp Co - Love to My Heart stamp kit
Tim Holtz Distress maker - festive berries
colored pencils
Xmas Red Stickles
Impression Obsession - Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set (sentiment)

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 263

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



Recipe:
Recollections - Pool-riffic patterned paper stack (6x6 and 12x12)
corner rounder
bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with our sketch challenge this week!

Cindy---

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mix It Up - May - Emboss Resist

Hello there! It's May day :-)  Happy Birthday to my Grandmother in heaven.  I'm sure she's up there dancing today...  Anyway, it's time for another awesome challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Anything Goes (optional - Emboss Resist).

I had some fun with Distress and Oxide inks today.  Love how it came together!
Recipe:
Tim Holtz - Cocktails Blueprint (mini one for background)
Versamark
American Crafts - Zing embossing pwd
The Paper Studio - heat tool
Tim Holtz Distress ink - squeezed lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink - twisted Citron, peacock feathers
water spritzer
Ranger Heat Tool
Glossy Accents
Diamond Dust (salt on the rim)
pop dots

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #261

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:
Recipe:
A Day for Daisies digi - Magical Tulip Dancer
colored pencils
The Paper Studio - Sophisticated Sparkle stack - all patterned paper
pop dots
Frosted Lace Stickles

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

Cindy---

Sunday, April 15, 2018

CCAYR: April - All White

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

I recently got a snowflake die set.  It's from Sizzix and it's really cool with lots of parts.  This is what I made with it.

Recipe:
Sizzix die set
white cardstock
white vellum
white glitter paper
white sequins - Kennedy Grace Creations
Glossy Accents

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #259

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Here is our sketch for this week.  (feel free to play along with your country shape if you live outside the USA)




Recipe:
Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - car1 @ 1 3/4"
blue vellum
blue glitter paper
The Paper Studio - Newsworthy stack
Impression Obsession - border sentiment die
pop dots
Sew Easy floss
Tim Holtz token
Tim Holtz Distress crayon - broken China (to color the token)

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

Cindy---

Sunday, April 1, 2018

MIU#12 : Bleaching

Happy Easter!  We have a fun challenge for you over on the Mix It Up challenge blog this month.  Our theme is Bleaching. 

This was my first time using bleach for a card.  I used a small paint brush and applied the bleach through a stencil to create the background for this card.  It's not perfect but for my first attempt I think it's okay.  LOL.  I used colored pencils to color the bicycle.

Recipe:
colored pencils
Unity Stamp Co - I'd Go Anywhere (bicycle), Let Your Wishes Fly (sentiment)
bleach
Tim Holtz bricked stencil
peach glitter cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you had a very Blessed Easter.  Come play along with us at MIU this month.

Cindy---


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Atlantic Heart Sketch challenge #257

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Here is the sketch we are working with this week:

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - I Want You to Know
The Paper Studio - The Pink Passport stack

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

Cindy---

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CCAYR - March - Flowers

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 Flowers.  See the blog post on the CCAYR blog for the wonderful prize you could win for playing along this month.

I used some new dies to create this card.  The flowers were cut out in multiple sizes and then folded and layered.  The folding along the veins in the leaves made the flower come to life.  Love how they turned out.  

Recipe:
La La Land Crafts - flower die set
Spellbinders - Naughty or Nice word die set ( I used Be Merry die)
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @ 3 1/2"
Craftsmith - N Pole Gazette - patterned paper
glossy accents

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

Cindy---



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #255

Hello there!  It's time for a new sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Here is our sketch for this week:
I created a birthday card this week.

Recipe:
Echo Park - Party Time (6x6) stack - all patterned papers
Ek Success - candle border edge punch
Unity Stamp Co - So Glad You Were Born kit - sentiment
Birthday Bash Cricut cart - party hat @ 1 1/4"
pop dots
blue jute twine
diamond Stickles

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

Cindy---

Thursday, March 1, 2018

MIU#11 - March -Make Your Own Background

Hello there!  It's a brand new month and it's time for a new challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  This month our theme is Make Your Own Background.  

I used a stencil and some distress inks to create this background using the reverse stencil technique.  So fun!  I was going for a speckled Easter egg feel.  And I think it came out pretty good.  I'm sure I'll be using this technique again soon.

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co- Bunny...Keep You Forever stamp kit
colored pencils
Tim Holtz - Oxide ink - Wilted Violet, Distress Ink - tumbled glass, picked raspberry, Speckles stencil
3 Girl Jam - crinkle ribbon
violet jute twine
pink button
Glossy Accents
pop dots

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

Cindy---

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Planner tag and shaker

Hello there!  I've got a couple of fun planner projects to share today.  I'm hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.

The first project is a tag that I made for my planner.  I used my Create 365 Happy Planner punch to make this tag that goes into my planner.  The top of the tag and the ribbon sticks out of the planner.  I thought this was a fun way to mark a page.


 

Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - tag @ 2 1/2"
Kennedy Grace Creations - Time to Blossom stamp set
colored pencils
Frosted Lace Stickles
3 Girl Jam - crinkle ribbon

My second project is a shaker for my planner.



Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Friendship Blessings stamp set, 
We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool, waterfall sleeve
Create 365 Happy Planner punch

Thanks for stopping by today.  Kennedy Grace Creations is taking a short break to concentrate on making some new, wonderful stamps and sequins mixes.  So, this will be my last post for KGC for a while.  We'll see you back in Sept.

Cindy---


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #253

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

Recipe:
Tim Holtz - splatters stencil, distress ink - Vintage Photo, celebrate word die
Unity Stamp Co - Love to Go kit
colored pencils
red jute twine
red bling
pop dots

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

Cindy---

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CCAYR - February - Mainly Red

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge blog.  Our theme this month is Mainly Red.
Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @ 3 3/4"
Unity Stamp Co - Birdies, Hugs & Mistletoe stamp kit
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflakes @ 1 1/2"
Craftsmith - N Pole Gazette stack - silver foil snowflake paper
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles

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

Cindy---

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wish...

Happy Valentine's Day!  I've got a clean and simple birthday card to share today.  I'm also hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.  We are creating projects based on this mood board this week:

Recipe:
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - worn lipstick, picked raspberry, mustard seed, twisted citron
Kennedy Grace Creations - Splendid Rose stamp set
Tim Holtz Die - celebrate set
washi tape

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge#251

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  The sketch for this week:
My son has a birthday party to go to this weekend, so I made a birthday card with this sketch.

Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 1 3/4", star @ 1 3/4", '10' @ 3/4, Cason @ 1/2", HB2U @ 1/2" (I used the roly poly font for all letters and numbers)

Tim Holtz - Checkerboard embossing folder
Cuttlebug - diamond plate embossing folder
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with our sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.

Cindy---

Thursday, February 1, 2018

MIU#10 - February - CAS

Hello there!  It's a new month and that means a new challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  Our theme is CAS or Clean and Simple.

Recipe:
Mambi - Happy Life stack - all patterned papers
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - scallop rectangle @ 5 1/2"
Valentine's Day Cricut cart - IheartU @ 1"
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders #4

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

Cindy---

I've entered this card into the Add a Heart challenge #23 over on the CWS blog.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge#249

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

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - The Pink Passport stack - all patterned papers
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders
Recollections - word die - sweet

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

Have a great day!
Cindy---

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hello

Hi there!  I've got a pretty card with a fun technique to share with you today.  I'm also hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.

I used watercolor paper and some color shine sprays to create the background.  Then I embossed this pretty flower on vellum.  I used a debossing folder for the 'hello' sentiment at the bottom.  I stitched the vellum to the background layers with my sewing machine.  To finish it up I added some sequins.




Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamp set
Kennedy Grace Creations - Frozen sequins mix
watercolor paper - Strathmore
Heidi Swapp - Tinsel, Teal color shine
vellum
Zing embossing pwd, clear
Ranger heat tool
Ranger pigment ink, black
Tim Holtz - debossing folder - hello
Singer Sewing machine, zig zag stitch in black
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #247

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

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - The Mint Berry stack - all patterned papers
white decorative trim
Tim Holtz - die - celebration set

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

Cindy---

Monday, January 15, 2018

CCAYR - January: Thank You

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge blog.  This month we are doing Thank You cards.
Recipe:
Pretty Pink Posh - scallop borders die
Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together stamps & dies
Unity Stamp Co - Let Your Wishes Fly stamp kit - sentiment
watercolor pencils
DCWV - Cranberry Christmas stack - all patterned papers

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

Cindy---

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Baby Love

Hello there!  My niece is expecting her third baby this summer.  So, I made this card to congratulate them.  I'm also hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.   We are using a Tic, Tac, Toe board for inspiration for the first part of the month.


Recipe:
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Banner Duo die
Kennedy Grace Creations - Sweet Baby Mine
The Paper Studio - The Mint Berry - all patterned papers
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 1", 1/2"
grey rhinestones
white grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #245

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



Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 1"
The Paper Studio - The Mint Berry stack - all patterned papers
Singer sewing machine
Tim Holtz - die - celebrate

I used my sewing machine to make holes in the hearts.  I attempted to make straight lines down through the hearts.  LOL!  I really need more practice sewing!!

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

Cindy---

Monday, January 1, 2018

MIU #9: January -Masking

Hello there!  Happy New Year!!  The first challenge of the year begins today over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Masking.  

I watched a few videos on Utube on masking and this is what I came up with:
Recipe:
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched hexagons die
sticky notes
Recollections - 1" circle punch
Unity Stamp Co - SMAK kit Jan 2017 kit
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Mix It Up this month.

Cindy---