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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Merry Little Christmas - August

Hello there!  It's our very first challenge over on the brand new Merry Little Christmas challenge blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.  Each challenge begins on the 1st of the month and runs the whole month.

I've made a tag out of cardboard.  I torn away most of the edges to expose the corrugated insides.  I then painted the edges.  I used a bunch of paper scraps I had left from making some cards to create the background.  Then I added the stamped and paper pieced image.  A few die cuts were thrown in.  And lastly the Ice Stickles.  Love me some Stickles.

Recipe:
cardboard tag cut from a box
Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy - paper scraps
Unity Stamp Co - Joy Girl stamp kit
Distress Paint - Antique Linen
Tim Holtz - Distress tool
colored pencils
Misti
3 Girl Jam - jute ribbon, crinkle ribbon
Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - '25' @ 1 1/2"
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflakes @ 1 1/4", 1 1/2"
pop dots

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

Cindy---

MIU#16 - Acrylic Block Stamping

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  The theme for this month is Acrylic Block Stamping.  I decided to start an art journal.  This is my first page.  It's a bit of a hot mess...LOL.  I did use two different acrylic blocks to create the background.  I dipped them into the paint and then onto my paper.

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - SMAK kit 12/17 - black stamping & sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress paint - Twisted Citron, Broken China
white paint, black paint - splatters
Tim Holtz stencils - dot fade, tiles
DecoArt Texture paste
Tim Holtz -paper dolls
and lots of paper towels....LOL!!  :-)

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #275

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

I flipped the sketch for this one :-)


Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Magical Holiday stamp kit
DCWV - Christmas & Winter Combo Mat stack - patterned papers
Tim Holtz - rectangle die
Misti
red glitter paper
Tim Holtz - Season's Greeting die set (sentiment)
red bling

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

Cindy---

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 7 : Photo Challenge

Hello again!  This is my entry for Day 7 of the Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge going on over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  The theme for this day is a Photo Challenge.   ( see the challenge blog for the photo)
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi image - Winter Birds - Snowman
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
Basic Grey - Evergreen stack (6x6)
Impression Obsession - All I Want for Christmas stamp set - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 5: Make It Funny

Hello there!  I'm sharing my entry for Day 5 of the  Bugaboo Christmas challenge going on over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  The theme for this day is Make It Funny. 

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Stella - Dear Santa Note
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
Christmas red Stickles
Silver Stickles
Tim Holtz - rectangle die
silver glitter paper
The Paper Studio - N Pole Productions - red glitter dot paper
Craftsmith - N Pole Gazette - silver foil snowflake paper
ornament button
Distress Crayon - picket fence
Sew Easy - white floss

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Bugaboo Christmas in July- Day 4: BINGO

Hello there!  I'm here to share my project for Day 4 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  The theme for this day is BINGO.  (see the blog for the bingo board)

I used bling/pearls, Bugaboo image, and sparkle.
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Ava Mistletoe Fairy
colored pencils
Christmas red Stickles
Gold Stickles
gold bling
The Paper Studio - Gifts of Gold - foil papers
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 3: Gift/gift holder

Hello there!  Here is my project for Day 3 of the Bugaboo Christmas in July week long challenge going on over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  The theme today is Gift or gift holder.

I've created a gift card or money holder.

Recipe:
Bugaboo digi image - Winter Bird Friends
colored pencils
Christmas red Stickles
Diamond Stickles
Recollections - Red & White Christmas stack - red/white stripe foil paper
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa - blue snowflake paper
Unity Stamp Co - Believe in the Magic stamp kit - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by.

Cindy---

Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 2: Sketch challenge

Hello there!  It's Day 2 of the Bugaboo Christmas in July week long challenge over on the Catch the Bug blog.  The theme for today is a Sketch challenge.

Recipe:
Bugaboo digi image - Chibi Snowman
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
Christmas red Stickles
Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy patterned paper (6x6)
Tim Holtz - circle dies, rectangle die
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set - sentiment
misti

Thanks for stopping by.

Cindy---

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 1: Baby It's Cold Outside

Hello there!  I've decided to play along with Bugaboo Stamp Company's week long Christmas in July challenge over on the Catch the Bug blog.  Day 1 is create something with the theme of Baby It's Cold Outside.

Recipe:
Bugaboo digi image - Chibi Reindeer
colored pencils
Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy patterned paper stack (6x6)
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set - sentiment
Diamond Stickles
misti

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Sunday, July 22, 2018

GIU Blog Hop


Welcome to the GIU blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Iona's blog.  If you're just now joining us you'll want to start at Amanda's blog so you don't miss a thing :-)

It's July so I've decided to go ahead and work on some more Christmas projects.  I recently saw a video where someone made a tag out of cardboard.  I loved the look of it so I used some cardboard from a box.  I cut it into a really big tag shape.  I ripped off some of the top layer to expose the corrugated parts underneath.  I applied some Gesso and used some Dylusions ink spray.  Then layered up some patterned papers and a stamped image that I colored with pencils.  I distressed the edges around the image and then inked them.  I went around the edges of the tag with some Stickles for some sparkle.  And I painted some of the edges of the patterned papers with white paint.   I added a token that I colored with Distress crayons and some white paint.  Love how this came out.  I was just playing, not sure where it was going and I ended up loving it!!


Recipe:
cardboard
gesso
Dylusions ink spray - Vibrant Turquoise
colored pencils
Unity Stamp Co - Memories Made stamp kit
Tim Holtz - Christmas paper stash - 8x8
white paint
Misti
distressing tool
Distress ink - peacock feathers
Stickles - Diamond, Silver
Distress Crayons - festive berries, peacock feathers (to color token)
Tim Holtz - token
3 Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon

Please follow me if you're inspired by what you see :-)

Be sure and visit all the blogs along the hop and leave a comment to win one of TWO Unity prize packs :-)

Your next stop is Vickie's blog.  

1 Amanda http://www.salnclts76.blogspot.com
2 Michelle  https://madebymk.blogspot.com/
3 Iona  https://craftynomad.blogspot.com/

4 Cindy  https://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/  (you are here)
5 Vickie  https://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/
6 Eileen  www.inkedbyeileen.blogspot.com
7 Stasia  https://www.stampzone.blogspot.com
8 Laura  https://happinessequalscreation.blogspot.com


Thanks for hopping along with us!!

Cindy---

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Exciting news!


Hello!  I just wanted to share that I'm now on the DT for the brand new challenge blog Merry Little Christmas!  Yay!  It's a monthly Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas challenge blog.  This will help me get all my cards done throughout the year :-)  Join us for our first challenge starting on August 1st.

Cindy---

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #273

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

I used a fun pineapple embossing folder and Core'dinations cardstock.  Then I sanded it to reveal a lighter color and make the pineapples pop.  I jazzed up the colored pencils by adding stickles and Glossy Accents to the drinks.  It doesn't really show up very well in the photo but the flowers and drinks look very blingy and fun...LOL!


Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Hello Summer stamp kit
colored pencils
Stickles - Frosted Lace, Diamond
Glossy Accents
white vellum
Craftsmith - Weekend Getaway stack- patterned paper
Park Lane - Pineapple embossing folder
Tim Holtz - rectangle die set
Core'dinations cardstock
Tim Holtz - sanding tool, distressing tool
3Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon
foam squares
Misti

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

Cindy---

Sunday, July 15, 2018

CCAYR - July - Christmas Tree

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

I've used some Distress Oxides to create a fun background.  I've also watercolored the tree with Oxides and then cut the tree out.  I had to add some gold, silver and red Stickles.  And 'merry' in red glitter paper finishes it off.
Recipe:
Distress Oxides - Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo (background)
Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamp
Tim Holtz - Season's Greetings die set - sentiment
Misti
watercolor paper
Ranger black Pigment ink
Silver embossing pwd
Embossing heat tool
water brush
Distress Oxides - peeled paint, Iced Spruce (tree)
goldenrod Stickles
silver Stickles
Xmas red Stickles

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

Cindy---

Friday, July 13, 2018

Oh Snap! Blog Hop




Welcome to the Oh Snap Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by cameras, which we all LOVE!
You should have arrived from Shannon's wonderful blog
but if not
 Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

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!!

KIM LAMOS
One lucky winner is going to win this adorable set.


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.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I've created a card using the Cricut cart Suburbia.  I have had this cart for a while and this was the first time I used it.  It's really a fun cart with lots of retro images.  I love this old fashioned camera with the huge flash on the side.  I used a stencil and some embossing paste along with some spray ink to create the fun dotty background.  A film strip stamp and some stars just seemed perfect for the finishing embellishments.  


Recipe:
Suburbia Cricut cart - camera @ 4"
Unity SMAK 9/17 kit - film strip stamp
Deco Art Texture paste
Distress Spray Stain - Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz - stencils - Dot Fade, Schoolhouse
Misti
foam squares
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - stars @ 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2"
Tim Holtz - metallic alpha stickers


Your next stop is Alicia.

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch this week:
Isn't she just the cutest?  I just couldn't help making her a red head.  My mom would put my hair in pigtails a lot when I was little :-)


Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Good For You stamp kit, Happy Mind, Happy Life kit (sentiment)
colored pencils
Recollections - Tropic Vacation stack (6x6)- all patterned papers
Park Lane - Pineapples embossing folder
Tim Holtz - rectangle die set
foam squares
Glossy Accents ( to make popsicle shiny)
Misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Consider following me if you are inspired by what you see.  And come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

Cindy---

Sunday, July 1, 2018

MIU#15 - July: Mixed Media

Hello there!  It's the start of another month and that means an amazing challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Mixed Media.  I really had fun with this one.

I used Distress Oxides for the background.  Then I added a few spritzes of water.  I used my heat tool to dry it.  And then I added some texture paste through a stencil to give the background some more interest.  I watercolored the sea horse and the sea weed with a water brush and Distress Oxides.  Love the effect this created.

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - SMAK 1/18 kit (sentiment), Cuddlebug Sea Horse kit
Strathmore watercolor paper
misti
heat tool
Ranger black Pigment ink
Zing clear embossing pwd
Distress Oxides - peacock feathers, rusty hinge, salty ocean, twisted citron, vintage photo
waterbrush
DecoArt Texture paste
Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil
foam squares
Pretty Pink Posh - clear sequins
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  If I've inspired you please consider following me.

Cindy---

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Always keep a little beach day in your heart

Hello there!  I've been playing with my Distress Oxide inks lately.  I'm obsessed.  Love the fun effects you can get by just adding water.  So cool!

I've used the Oxide ink to watercolor the stamped image, too.  Then I let it dry and then added some Ice Stickles to create an almost hidden treasure feel to the sand the wheel is stuck in under the sea.  I used Distress crayons to make the token look really old.  Fun!

I'm entering this card into the Unity Show & Tell watercolor challenge.  This is an awesome group on FB for sharing your creations using Unity Stamps.
Recipe:
Distress Oxides - Rusty Hinge, peacock feathers
watercolor paper
water brush
mister, heat tool, Misti
Ranger black Pigment ink
Zing clear embossing pwd
Unity Stamp Co - SMAK 1/18 kit
Ice Stickles
jute twine
Tim Holtz token
Distress Crayons - rusty hinge, peacock feathers

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Fun!

Hello there!  I've got a simple, cute card to share with you today.  I created it and then realized the stamp kit is actually discontinued.  So that's a bummer!!

I started off using my Misti and stamping this cute image on my cardbase.  Then I used the backing from the stamp as a mask to cover the stamped image.  Then I took the stencil and Distress ink and created a pattern around the image.  It didn't look finished so I ended up adding more ink to the edges of the card.  And then I used my Zig pen and ruler to add the black frame.  Super simple and quick.

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Happy to Be Me stamp kit
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Tumbled glass
Tim Holtz stencil - Bubbles
black Zig pen/ruler

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Cindy---

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #269

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


Recipe:
DCWV - Cranberry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
Plantin Schoolbook  Cricut cart - tag @ 3"
Unity Stamp Co- Pretend You Like This stamp kit
Tinsel trim - Celebrate It
enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please follow me if you like what you see.  Come join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge this week :-)

Cindy---

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Hello there!  It's Father's day so I thought I would share the card I made for my dad this year.  I had a blast using some new supplies.  I love how it turned out.

I took watercolor paper and cut it to the size of my cardbase.  Then I lightly spritzed it with water.  Then I used a Tim Holtz 3-D texture fade embossing folder to add some serious dimension.  I ran this through my Cuttlebug 3 times.  Note:  since this embossing folder is so thick you only want to use 1 cutting pad.  Then I dried the paper with my heat tool.  Next I applied Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed with water to get some really cool effects.  Dried it with my heat tool.  Then I sprayed it with Distress Mica spray to add some shine.  And dried it again.  Too fun!

Recipe:
Strathmore watercolor paper
Tim Holtz 3-D Texture fade embossing folder
Ranger heat tool, spray bottle
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - black soot, Hickory Smoke
round blending tool
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray - brushed pewter
Misti
Unity Stamp Co - Best Tool in the Box stamp kit
watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day today celebrating the men/dad's in your life.

Cindy---

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dad....You're the Best

Hello there!  I wanted to share the manly card I created for my Father-in-Law for Father's Day.

By using my Misti I was able to position several small stamps into a border to frame the sentiment.  Love my Misti!  I actually cut one of the sentiments stamps in this kit---eeeek, I know.  It's okay :-)  The full sentiment reads, "You're the Best Tool in the box".  All of that didn't fit the space I wanted it to be in-- so I snipped it.  LOL!
Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Best Tool in the Box stamp kit
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Diamond Plate
Misti
brads
foam squares

Thanks for stopping by today.  If I've inspired you please consider following me.  Have a great Father's Day weekend.

Cindy---

Friday, June 15, 2018

CCAYR - June - Non-traditional colors

Hello there! It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  The theme this month is Non-Traditional colors on your holiday projects.

I've used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, a stencil with Texture Paste and glitter to create a fun card.

Recipe:
Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide - Broken China
spray bottle
Ranger heat tool
DecoArt Texture paste
Tim Holtz stencil - Snowflakes
Ultra fine Diamond Dust glitter
Tim Holtz - Season's Greetings die set (sentiment)
pearl bling

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

Cindy---