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---

Friday, June 8, 2018

Into the Woods Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 
Into The Woods Blog Hop



This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the great outdoors and our woodland critters!!

You should have arrived from Kim's blog
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!!
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One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

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 6/13/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Recipe:
Echo Park - 6x6 paper pad - Happy Camper - all patterned papers
Campin' Critters Cricut cart - fox @ 3"
Tim Holtz - Chit Chat sentiment stickers
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders 1 & 3 die sets
foam squares

Your next stop is Veronica's blog.

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

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Hello again!  It's my last day of being a Growing in Unity Gal.  It's been so much fun!  Thanks Unity Stamp  Co for the opportunity!!  And thank you all for the beautiful comments this week.  I have a girly, floral card to share with you today.  

I'm using the Unity Stamp Co stamp kit called  Girl Truly.  This floral stamp is huge (my card is 5 x 5 square) and so pretty!

I've heat embossed the image on watercolor paper.  I then watercolored it with Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed it with water to get the fun effects.  I fussy cut the blooms out and then layered it over the stamped image on my background panel.  I added some splatters and sequins to finish it off.




Recipe:
Ranger Pigment Ink
Zing clear embossing powder
The Paper Studio - Embossing heat tool
Strathmore watercolor paper
water brush
Tim Holtz -Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Heat Tool
colored pencils - green leaves and small pink buds
Pretty Pink Posh - sequins
foam squares
Glossy Accents (to adhere sequins)
Misti

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please follow me if you've been inspired.  And don't forget to comment for a chance to win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity :-)  I will be picking two lucky winners!!

Hugs,
Cindy

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Growing in Unity - Day 4

Hello again!  I'm so excited to be a part of Growing in Unity this week.  Welcome to day 4.  I have a fun, Angie Girl card to share with you today.  

I'm using the Unity Stamp Co stamp kit called Addison Girl.  I've paper pieced this fun girl's dress, purse and shoes.  So fun!  I used colored pencils for her hair and skin.


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Recipe:
Echo Park - Summer Dreams 6x6 pack - all patterned papers
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please follow me if you've been inspired.  And don't forget to comment for a chance to win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity :-)  I will be picking two lucky winners!!

Join me again tomorrow for my final day as a GIU Gal.

Hugs,
Cindy

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Growing in Unity - Day 3

Hello again!  I'm so excited to be a part of Growing in Unity this week.  Welcome to day 3.  I have a Father's Day card to share with you today.  

I'm using the Unity Stamp Co stamp kit called Forrest Guy.   Love this masculine stamp set.

I stamped him on Kraft cardstock and then colored him with Distress Crayons.  Love the effect.  For the background I used Core'dinations Kraft core and embossed, sanded and distressed to create a manly feel.

                         
  
Recipe:
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon - Mermaid Lagoon
The Paper Studio - banner embossing folder
Tim Holtz -sanding tool, distressing tool
Tim Holtz - Core'dinations - Nostalgic Kraft core cardstock
brads


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please follow me if you've been inspired.  And don't forget to comment for a chance to win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity :-)  I will be picking two lucky winners!!

I'll be back with Day 4 tomorrow.

Hugs,
Cindy