Friday, October 22, 2021

It's Margarita Time!

 Hello there!  I've got a fun thank you card to share today.  It's a mixed media type card.  Ink blending and seeing the Oxides react with a bit of water just never gets old.  You never know exactly what you will get but I love this one!!

Supplies:
Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz - Ringer stencil
water & heat tool
Tim Holtz - Cocktails blueprint stamps
Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings stamps - sentiment
Glossy Accents + Diamond Dust (around the rim of the glass), lime
Misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!
Cindy---


Friday, October 15, 2021

Donuts Makes Everything Better

Hello there!  I'm popping in today to share a fun thank you card I created.  Love how this one came out :-)

Supplies:
Distress Ink - Kitsch Flamingo 
Tim Holtz - Bubbles stencil
Unity Stamp Co - Happy Together stamp kit
Misti
colored pencils
waterbrush + Distress Ink - Kitsch Flamingo and Salvaged Patina
vellum
Tim Holtz - Shadow Script #2 - die (sentiment)
diamond Stickles (on sprinkles)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!
Cindy---

Friday, October 1, 2021

CCAYR - Oct - Starts with 'S' or 'T'

 Hello there!  It's time for another fantastic challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'S' or 'T'.  

I made a mixed media type card with Santa as the focal image.  Love this guy!!

Supplies:
Distress Oxide ink - Festive Berries, Candied Apple
heat tool
Misti
Tim Holtz - Vintage Holidays stamps
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Shadow #'s dies
Tim Holtz - Holiday Drawings stamps - sentiment
Distress Paint - Picket Fence

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at CCAYR this month.  Have a great day!
Cindy---

MLC - October - Anything Goes Christmas

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

Supplies:
Distress Inks - Speckled egg
Distress Oxide - Speckled egg, Broken China
Tim Holtz - Christmas Memories stamps
Distress Paint - Picket Fence
heat tool
Misti
Tim Holtz - Merry Misfits stamps - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MLC this month.  Have a great day!
Cindy---

MIU #54 - Oct - Paper Piecing

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  This month our theme is Paper Piecing.  

I made a card for my mom who is having surgery.  I used some fun Distress Grit paste and then added Distress Glitter while it was still wet to achieve the look of whip cream on the mug.  Too fun!

Supplies:
Authentique - Homestead collection (6x6)
Unity Stamp Co - It's a Mug Hug stamp kit
Misti
Tim Holtz - Stitched Oval dies/border
Copic R46 - to color candy cane and hearts
Distress Grit Paste
Distress Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MIU.  Have a great day!
Cindy---

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Beaded pens

 Hello there!  I recently was able to snag a grab bag of beads from ABC Bead Supply.  I was not disappointed.  The bag was loaded with all kinds of fun beads, etc.  And it also contained two beadable pens.  I had been wanting to make some of them so it was a win-win.  So, this is what I came up with:

Supplies:
ABC Bead Supply - Rose gold beadable pens, bubble gum beads, berry beads, crackle bead
Oriental Trading co - softball charm, silver spacers
purse charm

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!
Cindy---


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CCC - Sept - Reminder post - Sketch

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our challenge involves a sketch this time.  Very fun!


  
Supplies:
Recollections -Sugar & Sparkle - (6x6) paper pack, Bright Spirits (6x6) paper pack
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop border die
Tim Holtz - Darling deer dies
Tim Holtz - Thin Ice die - tree
Tim Holtz - Sketch Greenery stamps - sentiment
Misti
Distress Ink - Vintage photo -edges
pop dots
Glossy Accents + Distress Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at CCC.  Have a good one!

Cindy---

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

MLC - September - Anything Goes

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme always runs the entire month and is always Anything Goes Christmas.  

Supplies:
Distress Ink & Distress Oxide - Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz - Winterscape stamps
Misti
Distress Paint - Frayed Burlap - to color the reindeer and birds
Distress Ink - Picket Fence - splatters
Tim Holtz - Sketch Greenery  -sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MLC.  Have a good one!
Cindy---


CCAYR - Sept - Starts with 'Q' or 'R'

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'Q' or 'R'.  

I chose to make a card with a Reindeer for this challenge.


Supplies:
Pebbles - Merry Merry -paper 6x6
green foil paper
cream glitter paper
brown shimmer paper
Tim Holtz - Papercut Christmas #2, colorize - die
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric classic lower dies
bling -eyes

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

Cindy---

MIU #53 - September - Monochrome

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Monochrome.  

I chose to do a tone on tone thank you card.  I used the new Distress color in Salvaged Patina.  Love this color!!

Supplies:
Distress Ink & Oxide - Salvaged Patina
heat tool
Tim Holtz - Scribbles stencil
white texture paste
Tim Holtz - Embossing Glaze - Salvaged Patina
embossing tool
Tim Holtz - Shadow Script 2 - dies
vellum

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MIU.
Cindy---


Thursday, August 26, 2021

CCC - August Reminder post - Non-traditional Colors

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our theme this time is Non-Traditional Colors.  

I went with some fun, bright colors for this card.  Sorry for the glare on the gold foil paper.

Supplies:
Recollections - Bright Spirits - 6x6 paper collection
gold foil paper
frosted vellum
Spellbinders - Festive Noel die
Tim Holtz - Paper Snowflakes dies
gold bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at CCC.  Have a great day!

Cindy---

Sunday, August 1, 2021

MLC - August - Anything Goes

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme always runs the entire month and is Anything Goes Christmas.  

Supplies:
Distress Ink & Distress Oxide -Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz - Winterscape stamps
Tim Holtz - Woodland stencil + Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Distress Grit paste
Misti
Distress Paint - Picket Fence -to color the snowman
Tim Holtz - Tattered Christmas - sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come join us over on the MLC blog.  Have a good one!
Cindy---

CCAYR - August - Starts with 'O' & or 'P'

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'O' &/or 'P'.  

I used some Ornaments stamps and used a Pink background for my card.  Love how it came out.  


Supplies:
Distress Ink & Distress Oxide - Kitsch Flamingo
Texture paste
Tim Holtz - Sparkle stencil
Tim Holtz - Holiday Drawings stamps
Distress Glitter -Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade
Glossy Accents
Distress Stickles - tops of the ornaments
Iridescent stretch cord
Misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.  Have a good one!

Cindy---

MIU - August - Mixed Media

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  Our theme this month is Mixed Media.  I love Mixed Media!

Supplies:
Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide - Fossilized  Amber, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz - Honeycomb stencil
Tim Holtz - Artful Things -script stamp
Unity Stamp co- Hello Beautiful stamp kit
Tim Holtz - Entomology stamps
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric tiny type - lower dies
Distress Glitter - Spiced Marmalade + Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MIU.
Cindy---

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

CCC - July - AG Christmas

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes Christmas.  

Supplies:

White Glitter paper
A Day for Daisies digital image
The Paper Studio - Snowday - Patterned papers
Cocoa & Reno - Sentiment dies
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles

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

Cindy---

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Thank you

 Hello there!  I have a fun thank you card to share today.  It's a mixed media type card with a fun summer vibe... 


Supplies:
Distress Ink & Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz - Mini Stencil set 57
misti
heat tool
Tim Holtz - Cocktails blueprint stamp
Tim Holtz - Script stamp -Artful Things
Diamond Stickles/Frosted Lace - rim of the glass
waterbrush + Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron to color margarita
Glossy Accents - lime
Unity Stamp co - Say It Big die
vellum

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good one!

Cindy---

Thursday, July 1, 2021

CCAYR - July - Starts with 'M' or 'N'

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'M' or 'N'.  


Supplies:
Tim Holtz - Stacked Deckle die
Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy - patterned paper (6x6)
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Stretch lower dies
Tim Holtz - Merry Moose dies
Core'dinations cardstock - brown and green cs
Tim Holtz - sanding tool
silver bling, black bling
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo (antlers, card edges)
Glossy Accents (letters)

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

MIU #51 - July - Aperture

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Aperture (any shaped opening)


Inside the card.  This glitter ornament is what you see peeking out on the front.


Supplies:
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Distress Oxide - Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz - Retro Snowflakes stamps
Tim Holtz - Circle Words Christmas dies
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Stretch Upper, Alphanumeric Stretch Lower dies
Misti
glitter paper

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MIU.
Cindy---

MLC - July - Snowflake shaker

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

I have made a shaker card with this fabulous snowflake die from Tim Holtz.  I love it!

Supplies:
Tim Holtz - Stunning Snowflake die
blue glitter paper
foam tape
acetate
sequins, snowflakes, seed beads

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CCC - June - Heat Embossing

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our theme this time is Heat Embossing.   


Supplies:

Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Festive Berries
Distress Oxide - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz - Tiny Text Christmas stamps
Stamping Platform
Tim Holtz - Festive stencil
texture paste
Embossing Glaze - cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick, Rustic Wilderness
embossing gun
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Stretch -Upper
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Stretch - Lower
red crinkle ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at CCC.  Have a great day!
Cindy---

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day!!

 Hello and Happy Father's Day!!  I hope everyone is having a great day!  I just thought I would share the card I sent to my dad this year.

It was my first time making a bench fold card.  I love how it turned out.  Too fun!


Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co - Best Tool in the Box stamp kit
Tim Holtz - Dot fade stencil
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
colored pencils
misti
Silver glitter paper 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good one!
Cindy---

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

60 Beautiful Years Together

 Hello there!  My in-laws recently celebrated 60 years together.  Wow, pretty cool!!  So, I made them this card.

Supplies:
The Paper Studio - Just Married paper 
gold glitter cardstock
Cricut cart - Devine Wedding - cake @4 1/4", heart @1 1/2"
Tim Holtz - Stitched Oval die
Tim Holtz - Celebration Words - script die (congrats)
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Classic Lower die (60)
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!
Cindy---

Friday, June 11, 2021

Thank you

 Hello there!  Just wanted to share a quick thank you card that I created. 


Supplies:
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz - Bubbles stencil
Tim Holtz - Funny Farm stamps
Distress Oxide - Hickory Smoke
colored pencils
Silver Stickles
misti

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a beautiful day!

Cindy---

Friday, June 4, 2021

Class of 2021

 Hello there!  I have two graduation cards to share today.  One for a nephew and one for a niece.  Way to go guys!  




Supplies:
1st card:
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Shadow numbers, Alphanumeric Shadow Upper, Alphanumeric Classic Lower dies
Darice - graduation cap embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Stacked Deckle die

2nd card:
Darice - graduation cap embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Classic Lower die
Glisten Stickles

Inside sentiment is from Unity Stamp co.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a good one!

Cindy---

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CCAYR -June - Starts with 'K' & 'L'

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'K' & 'L'.  

I have used the Kings and Love for K & L.


Supplies:
blue metallic cardstock
Tim Holtz - Wise Men dies
Tim Holtz - Celebration words - script die

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play with us over on the CCAYR blog.

Cindy---

MIU - June - Stamping

 Hello there!  It's time for the next exciting challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Stamping.  


Supplies:
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz - Brushstroke stamps
Tim Holtz - Funny Farm stamps
colored pencils


Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with our fun challenge over on the MIU blog.

Cindy---

MLC - June - AG

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful Christmas challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.  The challenge runs the entire month.

I decided to make a memory dex this time.  This is my first one!!  I love making them.

Supplies:
Heidi Swapp - memory dex die
My Mind's Eye - Comfort & Joy - 6x6 paper pad, ephemera
Tim Holtz - Crochet #2 die
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Classic Lower dies (noel)
pop dots
clear sequins + Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles

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



Wednesday, May 26, 2021

CCC - May - Tags or ATC

 Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post for May over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  This time our theme is Tags or ATC's.    

I decided to make some cute shaker tags.  I used some stickers, sequins, photo sleeves and my fuse tool.  Very fun!!  The clear material of the photo sleeves was however a challenge to photograph--so my pics aren't the greatest.  But, I'm sure you get the idea.

For my daughter - Audrey

For my son- Henry

This one says Mom (sequins got in the way)

This one says Dad

Supplies:
Tim Holtz - tag collection dies
Carta Bella - A Very Merry Christmas -stickers
Basic Grey - letter stickers
We R Memory Keepers - Crop-o-dile, Fuse Tool, Photo sleeves
red eyelets
sequins - red, white, black
fine glitter - white
chunky glitter - red (target $ spot)
red/white twine

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with our challenge over at CCC.
Cindy---




Saturday, May 1, 2021

MIU #49- May - Layering

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

I started with an ink blended background.  Then added some die cut flowers in black to give it a silhouette effect.  And lastly I layered up a sentiment and added it near the bottom of the stems.


Supplies used:
Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Speckled Egg, Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz - Wildflower dies
Tim Holtz - Shadow Script 2 dies - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at MIU.
Cindy---

CCAYR - May - Starts with 'I' or 'J'

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'I' or 'J'.  

I went with J for this card.  Jesus and Joyful!


Supplies used:

Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy (6x6) papers
Unity Stamp Co - Lying in a Manger stamp kit
Tim Holtz - Stacked Deckle dies
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words 2: Script -sentiment die
Distress Glitter - Tarnished Brass
Glossy Accents
Misti

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

MLC - May - Anything Goes Christmas

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.  Easy enough, right?!  

Supplies:
Distress Oxide - Speckled Egg
Distress Ink - Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke
Heat gun
Versamark
Red embossing Tinsel
Ranger white embossing Pwd
Embossing gun
Misti
Tim Holtz - Retro Flakes stamp set (snowflakes)
Tim Holtz - Christmastime 3 stamp set (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at MLC this month.
Have a great day!
Cindy---


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

CCC - April - No Stamping

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our theme this time is No Stamping. 

I've decided to use a 3D embossing folder with some Core'dinations cardstock.


Supplies:
Core'dinations Black Magic Cardstock - Hypnotic
Tim Holtz - 3D texture fade embossing folder - Poinsettia
Tim Holtz - Sanding tool, distress tool
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words 2: Block die

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

Have a great day!
Cindy---




Thursday, April 1, 2021

CCAYR - April - Starts with 'G' or 'H'

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Starts with 'G' or 'H'.  I created a mixed media type Christmas card for this one.  My sentiment 'Greetings' is for the 'G' and 'Holly' is for the 'H'.  You don't have to use both letters but mine just worked out that way :-)


Supplies:
Distress inks - Hickory Smoke, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz - Sketch Greenery stamps (holly)
Tim Holtz - Tiny Text Christmas (background text)
Distress Stain - Brushed Pewter + Starry stencil
Distress Paint - Candied Apple (berries) + Frosted Lace Stickles
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words, Thin (sentiment die- negative space)
silver glitter paper

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

Cindy---

MIU # 48 - April - No Stamping

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is No Stamping.  

Supplies:
Echo Park - Happy Easter collection
pink glitter paper
Tim Holtz - Stitched Oval die/& border
acrylic sheet
3mm pink craft foam
sequins/seed beads
Tim Holtz - Celebration Words - Script die- sentiment
Cocoa & Reno - bow die

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

MLC - April - Special Delivery

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


Supplies:
Distress Oxide - Speckled egg, Festive Berries
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke, Festive Berries
Tim Holtz - Documented stamp set
clear embossing pwd + heat tool
Tim Holtz - Holiday Postmarks stamp set
Tim Holtz - Village Christmastime die
red glitter paper

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

Cindy


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

CCC - March - Christmas Flowers


Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our theme this time is Christmas Flowers.  I decided to use a Tim Holtz mixed media die for this one.  I cut the die in both corners of my card front.  I then layered it over an inked background.  The final touch was to add some sequins to the middle of each flower.  So easy.   Love how it turned out.  


Supplies:
Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz - Mixed Media Christmas - die
Tim Holtz - Tattered Christmas stamps - sentiment
Pretty Pink Posh - sequins

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

Cindy---