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---


Monday, March 1, 2021

MLC - March - Anything Goes

 Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful Christmas challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas and it runs the entire month.  Come play along with us and get a head start on your holiday cards.

This is my first project using Mica flakes from Tim Holtz.  I have to say they are fantastic!  


Supplies:
Distress Oxides - Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke
Tim Holtz - Woodland stencil
Glossy Accents + Mica flakes
Tim Holtz - Christmastime 3 stamps (sentiment)
Misti

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

Cindy---


CCAYR - March - Starts with 'E' or 'F'

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 'E' or 'F'.  

I decided to play with a Tim Holtz die set that I got recently.  Too much fun!  I used Speckled Egg Oxide and blended the background 2/3 rds.  Then I blended Hickory Smoke Oxide to make the ice rink at the bottom.  Next, I used a snowflake stencil and the same Speckled Egg Oxide to make the snow effect.  Very subtle.  I love it!  I then used Glossy Accents to form the ice rink border.  And I sprinkled it with Diamond Dust to give it a bit of sparkle and texture.  I used black foam to make the elf more dimensional.  Love him!


Supplies:
Tim Holtz - Thin Ice die set
white glitter paper
Distress Oxides - Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke
Tim Holtz - mini stencil, snowflakes -set 50
Glossy Accents + Diamond Dust
3mm black foam
Tim Holtz - Holiday Drawings -sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by today.  Stay warm and have a great day!  Come play along with us at CCAYR.

Cindy---

MIU #47- March -Inlaid Die Cuts

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

I've made a fun thank you card.

Supplies:
Recollections - Girl Squad (6x6) papers
In Love Art Shop - circles die
Tim Holtz - Shadow Script #2 -thanks die

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

Cindy---


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

CCC - February - Blue & Silver

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Our theme this month is Blue & Silver.  I decided to make a little mini album folio.  It has a couple of pockets to stick tags or cut aparts into.  Very quick and easy.





Supplies:

Echo Park - I love Winter collection, brads, and cut aparts
Echo Park - A Perfect Winter - ephemera
vellum
silver glitter paper
Tim Holtz - Flurry #1, #2
Tim Holtz - Sentiment Words, Thin die
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words 2, block die
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words, Thin die
white pom-pom trim
silver and red tinsel trim
red crinkle ribbon
red bling

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

Cindy---



Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you have a great day surrounded by the people you love most.  I'm sharing a tri-fold window card.  It's a Valentine I'm giving to one of my kids.  So fun and easy to make!!




Supplies:
Authentique - Sweetheart collection
Tim Holtz - Alpha numeric Shadow Upper dies
Darice - Lips Kissing, embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hugs!

Cindy

Monday, February 1, 2021

MIU # 46 - February - Fancy Folds

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

I decided to make a Valentine card using the Tri-Fold Window fancy fold.  I recently watched a Jennifer McGuire utube on this style.  She was using stamps and die sets.  I've just used a really great, bold letter die set from Tim Holtz.

My paper is 4" x 12".  I scored it at 4" and 8".  I kept it really simple.  A little tip:  Add your pretty paper to the front before you die cut or you'll never get it lined up.  I learned the hard way.  LOL!




Supplies:

Authentique - Sweetheart collection
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Shadow Upper -dies
Cricut Cuttlebug - Hugs & Kisses embossing folder
Coco & Reno- xoxo die

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

Cindy---

MLC - February -Merry & Bright

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


Supplies:

Tim Holtz - Merry & Bright dies
My Mind's Eye - Cozy Christmas collection

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

Cindy---

CCAYR - February - Starts with "C" or "D"

 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 "C" or "D".   I went with cookies as my theme for this one.


Supplies:
My Mind's Eye - Jingle (6x6) paper
kraft cardstock
Tim Holtz - Stitched Rectangle die
Unity Stamp Co - Christmas Cookies stamp
white colored pencil
Misti
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words script dies
Christmas red Stickles

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Come and play along with us at CCAYR.  Have a great day!!

Cindy



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

CCC - January - Ribbon or Twine


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

I created my first slim line card for this one.  I used some Unity stamps and kept it pretty simple.  I used Distress ink/oxides and a waterbrush to color the poinsettia.  Easy peasy!

Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co - Let's Get Merry stamp kit
Unity Stamp Co - Barn Wall background stamp
Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Hickory Smoke
waterbrush
Tim Holtz stamping platform
Tim Holtz -Stitched rectangle die
Glisten Stickles (center of poinsettia)
pink twine

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

Cindy----

Friday, January 1, 2021

CCAYR - January - Starts with 'A' or 'B'

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

It was my first time to play with the Tim Holtz Deck the Halls dies.  I'm not going to lie-- it was a challenge.  You will need 3 shades of red for the ribbon and 3 shades of green for the leaves.  You also need to cut two of everything for the leaves to end up with the four leaves like I have it here.  And also you will need to cut the berry stems more than once and the berries more than once.  


Supplies:
Tim Holtz - Stacked Deckle die
Tim Holtz - Deck the Halls, Colorize die
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words - Script
My Mind's Eye - Cozy Christmas - book paper
Glossy Accents + Distress Stickles - on berries
pop dots


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

Cindy---

MIU #45- Bleaching

 Hello there!  Happy New Year!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Mix it Up blog.  Our theme this month is Bleaching.

I started by ink blending the background with Broken China Distress ink.  Then I stamped the image in Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then heat set it.  I used a waterbrush to wet parts of the flowers and then I blotted the water/ink off with a paper towel.  I added some stitching and some splatters to finish it off.


Supplies:
Distress ink - Broken China
Distress oxide - Hickory Smoke -splatters
Unity Stamp Co - My Condolences stamp kit
waterbrush
Versamark ink
Ranger white embossing pwd + heat tool
Misti
Singer Sewing machine -Zig zag stitch and straight stitch
Tim Holtz - Shadow Script #2 die

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

Cindy---

MLC - January - Jingle

 Hello there! Happy New Year to you and yours!  I hope this year goes a bit better than the last!  It's time for another wonderful challenge over on the Merry Little Christmas blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.

I have a really clean and simple one this time.  I'm loving these Alphanumeric Shadow dies by Tim Holtz!!


Supplies:
Tim Holtz - Stacked Deckle die
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric Shadow -Upper dies
Impression Obsession - stamp set
My Mind's Eye - Cozy Christmas collection

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

Cindy---