Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scrapbook Blessings Club Mini challenge

Hello there!  It's time for another Scrapbook Blessings Club challenge.  This is a mini challenge and you can choose to do any of the past 8 challenges.  Visit the SBC blog to find out more on Challenges 1-8.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: Stamp and Create


The winner will receive a $20 Gift card.

So, I chose to revisit Challenge #4 and made another twisted easel card. 
 
I used my Tim Holtz sanding tool to distress the edges of the yellow cardstock and to make the tiny stars pop.
 
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digital Image - Rock Star boy (they are having a sale - 50% off all images until Dec 31st)
watercolor pencils
blender pen
DCWV - Handy Dandy stack - yellow patterned paper
Core'dinations cardstock - blue and yellow cardstock
The Paper Studio - embossing folder -tiny stars
Summer Bliss Seasonal Cricut cart - you rock @ 1 1/2"

Tim Holtz Sanding Tool, Diamond Stickles on the guitar, Glossy Accents - on the glasses

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at the SBC blog.

Cindy---

I've entered this card into Creative Knockouts Challenge #17:  Anything Goes
                                       & Crafty Girls Challenge #8:  Anything Goes
                                      & Stamp and Create December Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge #35: New Years Theme

Hello and happy Friday!  It's time for another great challenge with the Cut It Up Challenge blog.  This time the theme is New Years--just in time :-)  This challenge runs from now until Jan 8th at noon EST.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:  Your Next Stamp
And the fabulous prize is a die set:
 
And I think this is my first New Year's card ever....LOL! 
 
Recipe:
5" square card base in white
DCWV -blue glitter paper
Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cart - clock2@5"
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - cheers-phrase feature @ 1 1/4"
The Paper Studio - embossing folder - Musical Notes

White glittered brad - Oriental Trading Co, silver bling, white organza ribbon, pop dots.

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

Cindy---

I've entered this card into Creative Knockouts Challenge # 17 Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Noel

Merry Christmas!  I've got a foiled and glittery card today.  I love how it sparkles!  So fun!
 
Recipe:
A2 cardbase in white
DCWV - The Merry Christmas Stack - red foil paper
 
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - Noel @ 1 3/4", snowflake 4 & 5 @ 1 1/4"
George and Basic Shapes Cricut cart- rectangle1 @5 1/4" - silhouette
Cuttlebug folder - candy stripe
red bling, Diamond Stickles on the snowflakes
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  I wish you are yours the very best Christmas season ever!
Cindy---
 
 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Reindeer

Hello there!  I've got a cute reindeer card to share today.  I've used a glitter embossing technique on the background paper.  If you'd like a detailed tutorial of this technique please visit the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog. 

Recipe:
5" square cardbase in white
CB embossing folder - Christmas set
Ranger embossing tinsel in red
Heat tool
Versamark pad
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents - candy cane
watercolor pencils
blender pen
Sew Easy floss in limeade
Bugaboo Digital image - Reindeer- Christmas goodies   (They are having a sale --50% off all digital images until Dec 31st)

Thanks for stopping by today!  And I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2014!!

Cindy---

I've entered this card in Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #152  Anything Goes
                                  & 613 Ave Create's Challenge # 51 Anything Goes
                                   & QKR Stampede Challenge # 69:  Happy Holidays  -I made top 5 :-)
                                    & Creative Fingers Challenge # 16:  Anything Goes
                                    & Treasured Times Challenge # 8:  Christmas Sparkle w/Glitter
                                   & A Blog Named Hero- Online Card class giveaway  
                                    & Digi Haven's Challenge:  Tis the Season- Red & Green
                                      & Dream Valley Challenge#72:  Christmas
                                      & Send a Smile 4 Kids:  Winter Fun 4 Kids Challenge

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cardinal

Hey there!  I've got a cute cardinal card to share today!
Recipe:
5" square cardbase in ivory
My Mind's Eye- Lost & Found Christmas stack - all patterned papers

TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - cardinal @ 3"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - frame @ 4 3/4"

Ink for edges of cardbase, pop dots, Christmas red Stickles on the holly, American Crafts stamp-Spritz set for the sentiment, Oriental Trading Co- tinsel trim, Glossy Accents, red bling

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've entered this card into Love to Create's Challenge # 96:  Anything Goes
                             & Eureka Stamps Challenge #70:  It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
                           & Clear it Out Challenge :  Warm Fuzzies

Monday, December 16, 2013

Secret Santa Blog Hop Winner!

Yes, Santa left me one of the presents to give away.  And the lucky winner is #13 Mayra Duran-Hernandez.  Congrats!  Send me a message with your mailing address and I'll get the goodies out to you :-)  momto2cuties @ att . net.  (no spaces-just trying to keep from getting tons of spam!)

Christmas Tags

Hello there!  I have a couple of really easy, cute Christmas tags to share with you today.  I'm also being featured on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog. 
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - bvltop@4 3/4"
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart - bvltop@ 5"

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Christmas on Amesbury Street - all patterned papers
pop dots
Diamond Stickles - on lantern, scarf, ornaments, 'N' in Noel
Sew Easy floss in candy stripe
Brown/white twine

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy---

I've entered this in FCCB Challenge # 191:  Christmas-Anything but a Card

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #8: Cards w/Tags

Hello there!  It's time for another Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge.  This time the theme is cards with tags.  This challenge runs from now until Dec 27 at Midnight. 

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:  Kenny K online digital stamp downloads.  The prize is 3 Free digis.

KennyK shop badge

I've used a Christmas digi stamp from Kenny K on my card!  I think it came out cute and fun!
Recipe:
5" square cardbase in white
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - all patterned papers
The Paper Studio - green glitter paper

Kenny K Digital image - Reindeer

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - bvltop@5"

Watercolor pencils, blender pen, pop dots, Glossy Accents to add shine to Rudolph's nose and their sunglasses and candy cane, Diamond Stickles, Sew Easy floss in wintergreen

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

Cindy---

I've entered this in Through the Craft Room Door's Anything Goes challenge
                 & Craftitude Challenge # 55:  Christmas Sparkle
                   & 613 Ave Create's Challenge # 50:  Anything Goes
                 & Glitter & Sparkle's Challenge # 63:  Traditional red/green
                    & Dream Valley Challenge #72:  Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Secret Santa Blog Hop!!

HO, HO, HO friends!


Merry Christmas to y'all from the SBC Design Team. We are so excited because Santa is taking a mini-break in the preparations for his annual Christmas Eve debut.  He came by for a visit and hopped over to each of the Design Team's blogs.  The good news is that he said none of us are on the naughty list!  And, he did leave some presents just for you, our followers.  Its a secret though! We don't know which blogs have the presents, but I do know he picked two of us, yeah!!!  All you have to do is follow us here at the club, hop over to each blog, leave a comment for the girls and follow all the blogs.  If you have hopped over from Jennifer's blog you are right on track.  If you're just joining us please start at the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog so you don't miss a thing.

Recipe:
5" square cardbase in white
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - all patterned papers

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - floursh1@ 4 3/4"
Quilted Christmas - Santa2 @4" using the flip feature

Christmas set - Cuttlebug folder

pop dots, Impression Obsession - sentiment stamp from the All I Want for Christmas set, Sew Easy floss in candy stripe, DecoArt snow writer for Santa's beard

Your next stop is MARILYN'S Blog and by the way there are ... 11 days left till Christmas!

Here is the line up if you get lost:
Scrapbook Blessings Club- www.scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com

Sandy- www.aworkingmomsjoy.blogspot.com
Jennyfer - www.scrapalajen.blogspot.com
Cindy - www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com
Marilyn - http://songofml.blogspot.com/
Cristina - www.vintagepink39.blogspot.com

Thanks for hopping along with us this weekend!

Cindy---

I've entered this into the Winter Wonderland Challenge #150 at Party Time Tues
              & Paper Playtime's Challenge # 25:  Winter Fun

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge #34: Christmas

Hello and happy Friday!  It's time for another challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge blog.  This time the theme is Christmas.  Easy peasy this time of year :-)  This one runs from  now until Monday, Dec 23rd at noon EST.  Just use a die-cut somewhere on your project and link up on the Cut It Up blog.

Our wonderful sponsor for this one is:  As Cute as a Button online store.
 $20 coupon code

Recipe:
A2 cardbase in white
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Christmas stack - all patterned papers
DCWV - red glitter paper

Gingerbread Cricut cart - house3 @5", tree @ 2", 1 1/2"
A Child's Year Cricut cart - merry @ 1"-welded in CCR

pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us on the Cut It Up Challenge blog.

Cindy---

I've entered this in An Inky Situation's Linky Party #21:  Stripes  - This made the top 3--woot :-)
                            & Card Makin' Mama's Challenge #77:  Christmas or New Years

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santa Home Decor

Hello there!  I found some great little frames for cheap at Michael's this summer.  I finally got around to putting one to use.  This home d├ęcor project is also being featured on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today. 

 
Close up.
Recipe:
4 3/4" circle frame from Michael's
DCWV - The Merry Christmas Stack

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @3 1/4"
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - frame @3", Santa @ 4", Santa2@ 2 1/2" -using fit-to-length (1" high)

Cuttlebug folder - swiss dot

Glossy Accents & Diamond Dust, pop dots, black bling.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've linked this up to Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party # 21:  Christmas

Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday

Hello there!  I have another Christmas card to share today!  This was inspired by all the Christmas paper collections with a chalkboard look. 
Recipe:
A2 cardbase in white
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - holiday @ 2 1/4"
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Christmas set


white ink & green chalk for the embossing/trees, pop dots, Ribbon Boutique ribbon, Doodlebug brads, Sew Easy floss in avalanche, button from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy---

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Cheer

Hello there!  I'm spreading a little holiday cheer today with this card :-)  It's being featured on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today as part of  Honeybearz Designs 12 days of Christmas blog hop. 

Recipe:
A2 cardbase in Kraft
The Paper Studio - Christmas on Amesberry St stack- red striped paper
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake @ 2"
Embossing folder - PC Christmas set
Ranger Distress Ink - frayed burlap
Impression Obsession - Holiday Cheer stamp set
corner rounder
pop dots
Diamond Stickles
DecoArt Snow Writer
watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Cindy---

I've entered this into Party Time Tuesday's Challenge # 149 - Anything Christmas
            and Through the Craft Room Door's Challenge # 144 - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Elves at Work


Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  Hop on over to the SBC blog and watch the tutorial video on creating a card using the letterpress technique with your embossing folders.  This challenge goes from today until Friday, Dec 13th. 
 
   We have a great sponsor:  A Day for Daisies:  The winner will receive a $12 Giftcard to their online digital and polymer stamp store.



And I've used a digital image:  Elves at Work on my card :-)  Isn't it cute?!

 
 
Recipe:
A Day for Daisies-digital stamp
The Paper Studio - Dec 25th stack - patterned paper
watercolor pencils
blender pen
Cuttlebug embossing folder - organic flourish
green ink
10mm & 20mm sequins
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us!
 
Cindy---
 

Friday, November 29, 2013

C.I.U Challenge #33: Giving Thanks

Hello and happy Friday!  It's time for another challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge blog.  This time the theme is giving thanks.  So create a thank you card or gift that includes a die-cut and link it up on the CIU blog by December 11th at noon EST.

We have a great sponsor for this challenge:  $5 Gift card to Digital Delights

 
We are going to my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year.  So, I made a little tag for the hostess thank you gift.

Recipe:
DCWV - Winter Wonder stack - blue dot paper
The Paper Studio - white glitter paper
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - tag@3 1/2"
Winter Woodland Cricut cart - snowman @ 2 1/2", thanks @ 1"

pop dots, Sew Easy floss -referee

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

Cindy---

I've entered this in the QKR Stampede Challenge # 66- It's Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NOEL

Hello there!  I've got a cute card to share today!  I love how it came out!  It's being featured on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today as part of  Honeybearz Designs 12 days of Christmas blog hop. 
Recipe:
A2 cardbase in Kraft
The Paper Studio - Christmas on Amesberry St. stack- all patterned papers
ornament button - Dress It Up- Christmas Potpourri
Trendy Twine
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents - to adhere the button and bow

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've entered this in Paper Playtimes Challenge #24 - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Carols

Hello there!  I've got a cute card to share.  I used the new paper stack from The Paper Studio called Christmas on Amesberry St.   Love this stack!  I also have a tutorial on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today on how to use the Epiphany Craft tool.

5" square cardbase in cream
The Paper Studio - Christmas on Amesberry St stack-all patterned papers
Epiphany Craft Scalloped Circle Tool
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - stamp @ 4 3/4"
Red organza & grosgrain ribbons
brown ink for edges
Tim Holtz distressing tool
Glossy Accents to adhere the bow and epoxy embellishment
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Cindy---

Sunday, November 17, 2013

SBC Challenge #6: Twisted Gift card holder

Hello!  It's time for another challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  This time we're making giftcard holders.  It's the perfect thing to dress up those giftcards for this holiday season  :-)  So, visit the blog, watch the video tutorial and play along with us.  These are super easy to make!  This challenge runs from now until Nov 29th at midnight.

We have a great sponsor for this challenge:  7 Kids College Fund

$20 Gift card to their store
 

This gift card holder opens and there is a pocket on the inside as well.

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - tree paper
The Paper Studio - Cheery & Bright - red dot paper
DCWV - white glitter paper

TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake @ 3", joy @ 1"

pop dots, bling

So easy!  Come play along with us at SBC!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cindy---

I've entered this in Frosted Designs Friday challenge:  Give a Gift

Friday, November 15, 2013

December Daily

Hello!  Happy Friday!  It's time for another challenge with the Cut It Up Challenge blog.  This time our theme is countdown to Christmas or any other event.  Be sure and include a die-cut.  This challenge runs from today until Nov 27th at noon EST. 

We have two great sponsors for Challenge # 32:

$10 Giftcard from Kadoodle Bug Designs



$25 Giftcard from Pez-a- Doodle Designs



I've created a December Daily mini book to document our family Christmas for 2013.  I've been wanting to make one of these for a couple years so I'm excited that I finally did it---yay!!  :-)
Mini Books Cricut cart -  I used the vertical book 4, 6, 11, 12, 2 for the pages of my book.  I used cereal boxes for the chipboard covers.  Use your deep cut blade @6, max pressure, low speed, multi cut at 2.  The pages were cut at 7 1/2".  Teresa Collins Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake @ 4 3/4", star @ 4 1/2".  A Child's Yr Cricut cart - dec @ 3/4"  The snowflake is cut from DCWV glitter paper--it sparkles more in real life :-)

 

Recipe:
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflakes @ 2 1/2, 2, 1 3/4, 1 1/4; joy @ 1"
A Child's Yr Cricut cart - all #'s @ 1" or 1 1/4"
Echo Park - Merry Christmas paper pack
DCWV - cream glitter paper
Dress It Up Christmas buttons (rocking horse on cover)
twine
pop dots
Oriental Trading co - tinsel trim - on the album rings
Velvet trim & ric rac trim - Michael's
1" album rings - The Paper Studio
Pez - a - Doodle -red square bling, round green bling

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at the Cut It Up Challenge blog :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this in Paper Playtime's Challenge # 23- Sparkle  (the cream colored snowflakes are cut from glitter paper)

And Party Time Tuesday's Twine or Hemp challenge #146

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Let It Snow

Hello there!  I actually designed this card during summer CHA.  I kept seeing all those fabulous Christmas collections with some chalkboard looks thrown in.  And since I couldn't get my hands on any of that paper--- I made my own chalkboard look with a stencil and white ink.  I'm also sharing this card on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.
I used the TC Dec 25th Cricut cart- Let It Snow @ 3 1/2".  I used the center of the image as a stencil and used white ink and a q-tip to create the chalkboard look.

Recipe:
A2 cardbase in white
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - Let It Snow @ 3 1/2"
red brads from Oriental Trading co
white ink for edges/stenciling
washi tape to hold the stencil in place
q-tip

Love how this one came out :-)  Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy---

I've entered this in the 613 Ave Create Challenge#45 Anything Goes                                      
                                    Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Little boy Goodie Bag

Hey there!  I've got a goodie bag to share today.  I've made this for my son's soon-to-be sixth birthday party.  We are celebrating at Home Depot.  They are making wooden helicopters :-)  I've also got the post today on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - 8x10 bag
The Paper Studio - Cheery & Jolly stack- red glitter dot paper
The Paper Studio - Burlap (single sheet - HL)
When I Was a Kid Cricut cart - popcorn-frame @ 6"
Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cart - helicopter @ 3 1/2"
Tim Holtz distressing tool - used on the edges of the burlap paper
Oriental Trading Co - brads
pop dots

 
Close-up of the burlap, brads, and word 'party'.  I used the When I Was a Kid cart for the letters p, a, r and y @ 1".  I used Boys Will Be Boys cart for the hammer which is the 't' in party @ 1".  I welded all of these items in the Cricut Craft Room.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

Sunday, November 3, 2013

SBC Challenge # 5: Sunburst card

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  This challenge runs from now until Nov 15th.  So, head on over to the SBC blog and watch the video tutorial on how to create a sunburst card.  This type of card is great to use up your scraps.   And it's so easy, you'll want to make a few :-)

 Challenge #5 is sponsored by My Creative Classroom.
They are giving away a free seat to any one online class.
  (The winner will have up to one year to choose a class)


Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Holiday Cheer stack
red glitter paper
5/8" white grosgrain ribbon
white decorative trim
green ink for the card edges
A Child's Year Cricut cart - merry @ 1" - (welded this in CCR)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure and stop by the SBC blog and play along with us!

Cindy---

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge # 31: Thanksgiving

Hello there!  It's Friday and it's time for another challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge blog!  This time the theme is Thanksgiving.  You have until Nov 13th at Noon EST to link up your project on the Cut It Up blog.  You must include a die-cut. 

We have two great sponsors this time :  Cute as a Button - $20 Gift coupon
 
 
And my card :-) 
 
 
Recipe:
DCWV - Shimmer stack - red, orange cardstock
Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cart - turkey @ 3"
Stampabilities stamp - Holiday Headlines set
pop dots
Embossing folder - PC Victoria

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

Cindy---

I've linked this card to An Inky Situation Linky Party #15
                                 and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 184:  Signs of Fall  I WON!!  Yay!! :-)