Friday, December 26, 2014

Cut It Up # 61: New Beginnings - Babies!

Hello there!  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, filled with family, friends, and good times. It's time for another great challenge at Cut It Up.  This time it's all about new beginnings and babies.  Our fabulous sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The prize is a $5.00 gift certificate.

Recipe:
DCWV - Nana's Nursery stack - all patterned papers
Nursery Rhymes Cricut cart - New Arrival @ 1 3/4"
Baby Steps Cricut cart - crib @ 3 3/4"
My Mind's Eye - Lime twist twine
pink pearl bling
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up.  Just follow the theme and remember to use at least 1 die cut on your project :-)

Cindy---

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Teacher Gifts

Hello there!  I'm sharing the Post-It note holders I made for my kiddos' teachers for Christmas.  These are super easy to do and make a fun little gift.  I followed this utube video.  I also included some chocolates in their gift bag.  I'm the host on the SBC blog today. 


Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps:  Christmas Mouse ornament, Candy Cane Mouse, Plush Reindeer Snowball
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents
Diamond Ice Stickles
The Paper Studio - N Pole Productions stack- red stripe
The Paper Studio - Winter Wonderland stack - candy cane paper
DCWV - Winter Wonder stack - silver snowflake paper
Terrifically Tacky Tape - 1/4"
mini pen - from Staples
Sticky Note pad - from Target

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!

Cindy---

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Catch the Bug: BINGO challenge

Hello there!  It's time for another fun challenge at Catch the Bug.  This time it's a Bingo challenge.  Pop on over to the Bug blog and take a peek at the Bingo card.  I've decided to use:  Bugaboo image, snowflakes, and bling.  This one is for my husband...Sshh-don't tell him...LOL!

Recipe:
Bugaboo digi stamp - Deer Duo
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @ 3 1/2"
The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
Impression Obsession - Let It Snow - sentiment stamp
red/white sequins
Glossy Accents -to adhere sequins

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Catch the Bug.  And don't forget that all images in the Bugaboo Digi stamp store are 50% off until the end of the year :-)  YAY!!

Cindy---

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cut It Up # 60: Christmas w/buttons

Hello there!  It's Friday and it's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up challenge blog.  This time our theme is Christmas and you must use buttons and a die-cut on your project.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is As Cute as a Button and the prize is a coupon code for $20.00.

I used a cute little frame and made a tiny home décor piece that can be popped on a desk, dresser, or night stand to add a little holiday cheer :-)
Recipe:
White glitter paper (snowflake)
The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
'Tis the Season Cricut cart - J, Y @ 1 3/4", snowflake @ 1 1/4"
frame is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
black paint
Dress It Up -Christmas Potpourri -button
DMC white floss
Glossy Accents to adhere the button

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up :-)

Cindy---

Crafty Catz #259: Last Minute Christmas

Hello there!  It's time for another fabulous challenge on the Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  This time of year it gets a bit crazy but this theme is perfect.  Anything last minute that you make for Christmas works :-)  Our sponsors are Make it Crafty and Kenny K.

I decided to make a tag.
Recipe:
Make It Crafty - Charming Santa
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - tag @ 4 1/2"
corner rounder
white pom-pom trim
Baker's twine
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us.  This challenge will stay open until the end of the year.

Cindy---

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Catch the Bug: Christmas Chaos - Recipe challenge

Hello there!  It's time for a fun recipe challenge on the Catch the Bug blog.  Use 1 image, 2 of something, and 3 of something.  Easy enough?  I used a new release Bugaboo Digi, 2 patterned papers, and 3 snowflakes.  I kind of colored outside the lines on this one--but I love it.
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Christmas Trees
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Frosted Lace Stickles
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - butterfly2 @ 4 1/2" (using oblong frame feature)
The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - patterned papers
'Tis the Season Cricut cart - Noel @ 1 1/4"
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake @ 1 3/4", snowflake 5 @ 1", snowflake 4 @ 1 1/4"
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us on the Catch the Bug blog and enjoy a little Christmas Chaos....LOL!  There are lots of prizes!!  And visit the Bugaboo Digi store for a peek at all the fabulous, new releases :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
  Holly Jolly - Anything Goes Christmas challenge
 A Random Fan #20:  Christmas
 City Crafter#241:  Glittering Snowflakes
 Inky Chicks #44:  Winter Wonderland
 Party Time Tuesday #193:  Anything Goes
 Tues Throwdown #244:  Family Christmas

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Catch the Bug: Christmas Chaos - Sketch Challenge

Hello there!  It's day 2 of our week long Christmas Chaos celebration.  Join us all week on the Catch the Bug blog for fun challenges, inspiration from the DT, and lots of great prizes!!  Today the challenge is a sketch.  Pop on over to the Bug blog and take a look at the sketch.  I really love how this one turned out :-)
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Winter Birds - Skate
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - North Pole Productions stack - red glitter striped paper
The Paper Studio - Winter Wonderland stack - blue snowflake paper
Dress It Up - Christmas Potpourri buttons
Sew Easy floss

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  Come play along with us and join our Christmas Chaos!

Cindy---
 
I'm entering this into the following:
 Lucy Sunshine # 48:  Holiday Joy
 4 Crafty Chicks #223: Animals

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Catch the Bug: Christmas Chaos - Sparkle & Shine

Hello there!  This is the first day of Christmas Chaos on the Catch the Bug blog.  Join us all week for great inspiration, challenges to join, and great prizes to win :-)  Our first, fun challenge is to create a project with Sparkle & Shine.  So pull out your glitter, gems, pearls, and bling and join in!!
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Kidz - Winter
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - branch @ 4 1/2"
DCWV - Winter Wonder stack - all patterned papers
white/blue polka dot ric rac trim
silver sequins
silver bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Catch the Bug and enjoy some Christmas Chaos.

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 Little Miss Muffet # 100:  Anything Goes
 Tuesday Throwdown #223:  Bling it ON

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bugaboo Digi Stamps: Freebie Friday

Hello there!  It's Friday and time for the weekly freebie at Bugaboo Digi Stamps :-)  This week it's a sassy JJ Merry Christmas ornament digi.  Did you know that all of Bugaboo Digis are 50% off until the end of the year??!!!  YAY!  New ones are added every Tuesday so, go check them out :-)

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Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - JJ Ornament - Merry Christmas
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Glossy Accents
Diamond Dust
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack - green patterned papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
Tim Holtz sanding tool
white grosgrain ribbon
pop dots
silver bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Grab your freebie before it's gone...

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 A Crafty Mess #2 - Traditional Christmas
 Digi Chooseday #48:  Christmas
 Fantastic Tues #64:  Anything Goes w/embossing
 Little Miss Muffet #100:  Anything Goes - Bugaboo Digi

Crafty Catz # 258: Snowman Christmas cards

Hello there!  Happy Friday!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  Our theme this time is Christmas cards w/ a snowman :-)  Our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  The whole store is 50% off until the end of the year!!  YAY!
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Winter snowman
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Circle @ 3"
The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - red starburst paper
Diamond Ice Stickles
watercolor pencils
Stamps Happen, Inc. - Let It Snow -man!  Stamp

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

Cindy---

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Catch the Bug: SSS#220

Hello there!  It's time for another fun sketch challenge on the Catch the Bug blog.  It's that time of year when we are all shopping for our special loved ones for Christmas.  So, I thought this digi image of Dottie Christmas Shopping was perfect :-)

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Dottie Christmas - Shop
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - pinked square @4"
American Crafts - Spritz stamp set (sentiment)
DCWV - Honey Chic stack - all patterned papers
white grosgrain ribbon
purple bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us on the Catch the Bug blog :-)

Also, all digis are 50% off until the end of the year.  New images are added every Tues so go check them out :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra:  December
Completely Christmas#40:  Anything goes w/twist of something starts with 's'...shopping

12 days of Tags Blog Hop



Hello there!  SBC has partnered with Honeybearz Designs and is right in the middle of a 12 day tag blog hop.  To start at the beginning of the hop click on the link above.  This is what I have created for day 7, which is heat embossing:

Recipe:
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - tag @ 4"
Unity Stamps set - Reindeer grab bag
watercolor pencils
Ranger embossing tinsel in red
Ranger heat gun
Versamark
The Paper Studio - red tinsel trim
Glossy Accents (nose and bulbs)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

SBC # 35: It's Snow Time

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the SBC challenge blog.  This time it's a mini challenge which means it's only for 1 week this time.  The theme is Anything Goes (optional twist of using a past tutorial from Sept-Nov.--see SBC blog for all the details).

Our sponsor this time is A Day for Daisies :-) 

 
Recipe:
A Day For Daisies digi - Christmas Pixy One
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Pine St. Square stack - big dot paper
The Paper Studio - North Pole Productions - red glitter dot paper
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 3"
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake5 @ 3 3/4", 1 1/4", snowflake 4 @ 1", snowflake@2"
pop dots
red sequins
Impression Obsession - All I Want for Christmas stamp set (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at SBC :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Lacy Sunshine:  North Pole
 Completely Christmas#40:  Anything Goes twist is something that begins with 's'...snowflakes

Friday, November 28, 2014

CIU # 59: Shaped card w/no Red or Green

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up challenge blog.  This time our theme is a shaped card with non-traditional holiday colors.  (no square or rectangle cards or red/green colors).  Our fabulous sponsor this time is:  As Cute As a Button.  The prize is $20 coupon code.

I had to think on this one for a minute...LOL :-)  Here's what I came up with:
 Recipe:
Gingerbread Cricut cart - house @ 5"
Paper Pizazz - blue patterned paper (single sheet from my stash)
silver bling
Diamond Ice Stickles
Sew Easy floss in grey/white

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Wed Creative Inspirations# 291:  Season's Greetings
 4 Crafty Chicks #222:  Die cuts
 Die Cuttin' Divas #193:  Shaped cards

Crafty Catz #257: Anything Goes

Hello there!  Happy Black Friday!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  This time it's super easy.  Our theme is Anything Goes.  Our fabulous sponsor is Fitztown.

Recipe:
Fitztown digi - Fae 6
watercolor pencils
Stardust Stickles (on her wings)
Recollections - Paddywack stack - yellow paper
TPC Studio - Greetings stamp set
silver bling

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

Cindy---

I'm entering into the following:
 Double click -AKA ABusybee : Happy Birthday

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Catch the Bug Photo Challenge

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Catch the Bug blog today.  This time it's a photo challenge.  Pop on over to the Catch the Bug blog and take a peek at the photo. 

I decided to use Ruby Calendar Month- Thanksgiving digi.
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp- Ruby Calendar month - Thanksgiving
watercolor pencils
DCWV - Metallic stack - orange paper
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - burst -oblong @ 4"
white lace
Dress It Up - Fall grab bag buttons
Jillibean soup - twine - bean stalks

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us on the Catch the Bug blog :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Little Miss Muffet #99: CAS

Friday, November 21, 2014

Crafty Catz # 256: Winter Theme

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  This time the theme is Winter.  Pretty easy this time of year, right?!!  Our wonderful sponsor this time is Sami Stamps

And I was given this fabulous digi to play with :-)
Recipe:
Sami Stamps digi - Winter Cocoa
DCWV - Handy Dandy stack - dark grey stripe paper
Recollections - Paddywack stack - grey dot, pink heart papers
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 3 1/2"
Impression Obsession - All I Want for Christmas stamp set (sentiment)
silver bling
pop dots
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along this week at Crafty Catz :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
Sami Stamps# 19:  Anything Goes  - chosen 1st place :-)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Catch the Bug: Anything But a Card

Hello there!  It's Anything But a Card Monday on the Catch the Bug blog today.  I've created a sticky note pad holder.  These go together so fast!  And I've used another cute snowman digi :-)
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Marshmallow Snowman - candy cane
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents ( to make the candy cane shiny)
Diamond Stickles
Mini gel pen - Staples (3 3/4")
The Paper Studio - North Pole Productions stack - all patterned papers
sticky note pad
Terrifically tacky tape - 1/4"

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you like what you see please follow me :-)  Have a great week!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
The Pink Elephant #277 Anything but a Card
 Sparkle Creations # 51:  Color challenge

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Catch the Bug: SSS# 219

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge on the Catch the Bug blog.  This was a fun sketch.  I went kind of CAS with this one and kept the background just the white cardbase.  I don't do that very often....LOL :-)

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - JJ Christmas - Cheer
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Circle @ 3"
Impression Obsession - Holiday Cheer stamp set (sentiment)
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us on the Catch the Bug blog :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - November
 Holly Jolly Christmas - Color challenge (red, green, white)


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Catch the Bug - BINGO challenge

Hello there!  There is another great challenge on the Catch the Bug blog starting today.  It's a BINGO challenge so pop on over to the blog and check out the card.  I chose a Bugaboo image, twine, and embossing for my card.
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Dottie - Cookie tray
watercolor pencils
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 3 1/2"
Darice - crackle embossing folder
pop dots
Impression Obsession - All I Want For Christmas (sentiment stamp)
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack - gingerbread patterned paper
Core'dinations - tan cardstock
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Dress It Up - grab bag of buttons - Christmas
brown twine

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at Catch the Bug :-)

Cindy--

I'm entering this into the following: 
  The Glory of Christmas # 46:  Cookies  - I WON :-)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - November

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cut It Up # 58: Let's Talk Turkey

Hello there!  It's Friday and time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up challenge blog.  The theme this time is just in time for Thanksgiving, just use a turkey and a die cut on your project and you're good.  Our sponsor is:  Crafting Desert Divas.  The prize is a stamp set.  YAY! 

And here is what I came up with :-)
 
Recipe:
Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cart - turkey @ 4"
Phrases Cricut cart - Thankful Heart @ 2"
The Paper Studio - Thanksgiving words - single sheet patterned paper
Fiskar scallop punch
black bling for his eye
brown twine

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Die Cutting Divas # 191:  Let's Talk Turkey

Crafty Catz # 255: Christmas is Coming

Hello there!  It's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  Our theme this time is Christmas is Coming.  So basically anything Christmas related goes :-)  Our wonderful sponsors are:  Rick St. Dennis and Marianne Creatables.

My son's teacher had a baby just days before the new school year was to start.  So, he's had a substitute teacher from the beginning.  It's time to say goodbye.  She's done a fabulous job and I wanted to make her a little something to thank her for being so great :-)  So, I made her a sticky note pad holder.

Recipe:
Rick St. Dennis digi - Etsy shop
watercolor pencils
Icicle Stickles
The Paper Studio - North Pole Productions stack - all patterned papers
mini gel pen - Staples (3 3/4")
Terrifically tacky tape - 1/4"
sticky note pad

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 A Crafty Mess:  #1 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bugaboo Digi Stamps - New Releases

Hello there!  It's Tuesday and it's time for some new releases in the Bugaboo Digi Stamps store.  We are featuring Reindeer Dog this time.  Isn't he cute?!  Love him!
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Reindeer Dog
The Paper Studio - Woodland Wonderland stack - burlap snowflake paper
'Tis the Season Cricut cart - jingle bell @ 1 1/4"
Diamond Ice Stickles
watercolor pencils
EK Success border punch - snowflake
Trendy twine
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check out all the new fabulous releases in the Bugaboo Digi Stamp store.

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following: 
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - November
 Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
 Fairy Ink #3:  Christmas
 A Crafty Mess #1 Anything Goes

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Catch the Bug Challenge: Theme-Food

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  It's all about the food this time.  YUM!!  This time of year holds so many yummy edible treats :-)  I chose a cute little snowman with a cup of cocoa.

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Snowman Cocoa
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
The Paper Studio - A Very Merry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
red bling
Impression Obsession - All I Want for Christmas stamp set (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Catch the Bug :-)

Cindy---

I'll be entering this into:
 Little Miss Muffet #98:  Anything Goes
 Treasured Times Stamps #28 :  Anything Goes

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crafty Catz # 254: Ribbon & Lace

Hello there and Happy Friday :-)  It's time for another fun challenge on the Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  Our theme this time is Ribbon & Lace.  Easy enough!  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps. 
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Make It Snappy- Friends
The Paper Studio - Thanksgiving Words - single sheet of pp
Core'dinations cardstock
watercolor pencils
Cuttlebug embossing folders:  swiss dot, Charles (chevrons)
Tim Holtz sanding tool
brown lace
green dot grosgrain ribbon
orange organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!   Come play along with us at Crafty Catz :-)

Cindy---

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Easel Box card

Hello there!  I've got a cool, fun easel box card to share with you today.  I'm also the hostess over on the SBC blog today.  Hop on over to the SBC blog to see a video of this card base.  This easel box card was fun to make and I love how it turned out!

Sorry, my pics aren't very good--it's been rainy here the past couple days....


A top view.

All 3 explosion boxes.

On the smallest box I put I heart U :-)

Recipe:
DCWV - Nana's Nursery- Baby Girl stack - all patterned papers
Mini Books Cricut cart - explosion box @ 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2 1/2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - square @1 1/2" using centerpoint (this is to cut the notch out of the cardbase that the 1 1/2" box fits into--I didn't have a square punch), I heart U @ 3/4"
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Bugaboo brat - Izzy flower
watercolor pencils
Tim Holtz -Anonymous - Nature's Elements sentiment stamp
White pom-pom decorative trim
green dot grosgrain ribbon
Sew Easy floss- limeade
pink button
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Cindy---

I've entered this into the following:
 Wednesday Creative Inspirations #288:  Choice of 2 -Easel or Stripes -I did both :-)
 Fab 'n Funky#236:  3 embellishments ( ribbon, pom pom trim, button)
 Dragonfly Dreams #11:  Girly and a die cut of punch

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bugaboo Digi Stamps: New Releases

Hello there!  It's Tuesday and that means more fun, new releases in the Bugaboo Digi Stamps store :-)  We are featuring this cute digi called Kidz Winter Girl today. 

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Kidz Winter Girl
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
The Paper Studio - North Pole Productions stack - patterned papers
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - snowflake border @ 1 1/2"
red bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out all the new releases here.

Cindy---
 
I'm entering this into the following:
 Lacy Sunshine #45:  Include a Hat
 Craft Your Passion #238:  Bright and Sparkly

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Catch the Bug: SSS#218

Hello there!  Are you ready for another fun sketch challenge?  Another one is starting today over on the Catch the Bug blog.  Here's the sketch.  I had fun with this one. 

 
 


Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Sassy Gal Christmas
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack - holly paper
Martha Stewart edge punch
Impression Obsession - Holiday Borders stamp set (sentiment)
pop dots
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  Come play along with us on the Catch the Bug blog.

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra- November Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
 Dragonfly Dreams #11:  Let's be Girly and use a die cut or punch
 Holly Jolly Christmas:  BINGO - texture, 2 DPs, and punch
 Lacy Sunshine # 45: Include a hat
 Sentimental Sunday #231:  Anything Goes w/ sentiment
 Ribbon Girl # November - Christmas

Friday, October 31, 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge # 253: Anything Goes

Happy Halloween!!  It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge blog.  This time it's an easy one--Anything Goes.  Our sponsors are:  Yours or Mine and Paper Nest Store.  I had fun coloring this cool digi :-)
  
 
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Deacon Goth 
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Grey chevrons
black glitter ribbon
Chic 'n Scary Cricut cart - skull border @ 1 1/2"
Impression Obsession - Halloween Party stamp set
pop dots
black bling
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz.
 
Cindy---
 
I'm entering this into the following:

Cut It Up Challenge #57: Tags, Tags, Tags

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up challenge blog.  This one has to do with tags.  We want to see at least 2 tags.  And please use a die-cut on your project.  Our great sponsor is Pretty Cute Stamps.    The prize is a $15 coupon to their online store. 

I've made a meander book.  I got the idea by watching this utube video.  This is my second meander book.  I used double-sided paper to make things easier on this one :-)  And this little book is only 3x3 inches square.  Pretty cute, huh?!  I made this one for my son's school pictures.  It's the perfect size for those little wallets.  This one goes from Kinder to 5th grade.  He should be at the same school through the fifth grade.  (unless they decide to rezone--ah, I hope not!)  He's only in first grade so I will add the rest of the pics as I get them :-)  I'm planning on making one for my daughter, too. 

Okay, ready to meander through my book?? :-)


 
 








Recipe:
Echo Park Paper- Little Boy collection- all patterned paper and journal cards
Plantin Schoolbook - tags @ 2 3/4", 2 1/4"
Nate's ABC Cricut cart - Henry @ 1", K & 1 @ 2", 2-5 @ 1 1/2", st nd rd th @ 3/4"
Martha Stewart border punch - abc123
small circle punch
twine

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Penny's Paper-Crafty #201:  Anything Goes
 Double Click - Polka dots

Bugaboo Digi Stamps: Freebie Friday

Hello there!  Happy Halloween!  It's time for another fabulous Friday Freebie in the Bugaboo Digi stamp store.  This week the freebie is:  AKV Winter Sled.  Isn't she cute? 

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - AKV Winter Sled
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Recollections - Paddywack stack - pink paper
Core'dinations - green papr
Cuttlebug embossing folder- Seeing Spots
Tim Holtz sanding tool
bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fun and safe Halloween :-)  Be sure and grab this cute freebie while you can!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Penny's Paper-Crafty #201:  Anything Goes
 Fitztown #59:  Distress with a Digi

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Catch the Bug: Joy Fold Card Tutorial

Hello there!  I'm so excited!  I'm being featured over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  YAY!!  If you have made your way here from there thanks so much for joining me for this fun, Joy Fold Card Tutorial.

This is an easy card fold :-)  Here is the finished card.  I love, love this image.  It's so cute!

 
You will need 2 pieces of cardstock.  One cut at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4" and the other cut at 3 x 6".
 Score the 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 at 4 1/4".  Score the 3 x 6 piece at 3".  (sorry, score lines are really hard to see in the photo)

 Fold on the score lines.

 Add designer papers, an image and any other embellishments.  Or you could use double-sided patterned paper and this card would go together very quickly.
 Attach the smaller 3x3 flap piece to the center of the 4 1/4 piece as shown above. 
And it's just that easy:-)  I like to close mine with ribbon or twine. 

Recipe:
Joy fold card base - finished size is 4 1/4" square
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Winter Birds - Friend
The Paper Studio - North Pole Production stack - all patterned papers
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
white satin ribbon

I have a couple other cards using this Joy fold from past blog posts :-)

 
 
http://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/2014/08/do-you-wanna-build-snowman.html

Wow, I just realized I used similar colors on all three cards....LOL! 
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Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Crafter's CafĂ© #88:  Things with Wings
 City Crafter #235:  Stripes
 Love to Create:  139:  More than 1 fold
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #200:  If you want to get ahead get a hat