Friday, December 15, 2017

Love...

Hello there!  It's my day to host over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.  We are working with this wonderful mood board:
And I created this card.
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Splendid Roses stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Hickory Smoke, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders #3 dies
Sew Easy - Mermaid glitter floss
white button
jingle bell
snowflake charm
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

CCAYR - December - Anything Goes

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.  Our theme is Anything Goes Christmas.

I love how this one came out.  The background paper is really gold foiled stars.  So pretty in real life!!

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Lying in a Manger stamp kit
The Paper Studio - Gifts of Gold paper stack - all patterned papers
vellum
The Paper Studio - frayed burlap ribbon
Tim Holtz -distress tool
Tim Holtz - die

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

Cindy---

Friday, December 8, 2017

WW: Anything Goes- Christmas

Hello there!  It's time for the final challenge of the year over on the Winter Wonderland blog.  It's an easy one this time:  Anything Goes Christmas.  Our wonderful sponsor is Pink Gem Designs.  This will be my last project for Winter Wonderland challenge blog.



Recipe:
Pink Gem Designs digi - Snow Hug 
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
grey bling
Impression Obsession - border sentiment die
Craftsmith - N Pole Gazette - foil snowflake paper
Martha Stewart -photo corner punch

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Winter Wonderland.  This challenge will be open for the rest of the month.

Cindy---

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #241

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts blog.  Our sketch for this week is:
And this is what I came up with.
Recipe:
DCWV - Cranberry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched border dies #4
Tim Holtz - season's greetings sentiment die
Dec 25 Cricut cart - deer @ 3"
black bling

Thanks for stopping by today. Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

Cindy---

Friday, December 1, 2017

MIU #8 - Fancy Folds

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  This month our theme is Fancy Folds.  This could be a card or a 3-d project.

I decided to make a side step card.  The card base is black.  I ended up scoring it on the wrong side so I just rolled with it anyway and ended up with the 'steps' on the left instead of the right like I  normally would do.  Hey, it works....LOL!



Recipe:
Craftsmith - N Pole Gazette stack - all patterned papers
Unity Stamp Co - Cheerful Prancing kit
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflakes @ 1, 1 1/2 & 2"
white pigment ink
white embossing pwd
Ranger heat tool

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Mix It Up this month.

Cindy---

Friday, November 24, 2017

WW - Traditional Christmas colors

Hello there!  It's time for another fun challenge over on the Winter Wonderland blog.  Our theme this time is Traditional Christmas colors--so red and green.  Our wonderful sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter.
 Recipe:
Sasayaki Glitter digi - Snow bunnies
colored pencils
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack- tree paper
DCWV - green glitter paper
Tim Holtz - Season's Greetings dies
red bling
Frosted Lace Stickles

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

Cindy---

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Blessings

Hello there!  And Happy Thanksgiving!!  I'm hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  I created a fun shaker card with Kennedy Grace Creations sequins.
Recipe:
The Paper Studio - The Mint Berry stack - patterned paper
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - butterfly1 @ 4"  using the frame feature
Oriental Trading Co - acrylic sheet
Scrapbook Adhesives -crafty foam tape
Kennedy Grace Creations - Friendship Blessings stamp set - sentiment
Kennedy Grace Creations - Winter Mint & Watermelon Spritzer sequin mixes
Glossy Accents
White decorative trim

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :-)

Cindy---

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

Hello there!  It's time for another fun sketch challenge from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenges.  And this is our sketch for this week:
I made a birthday card for my brother.  

Recipe:
DCWV - Cranberry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders #2 and Stitched Hexagons dies
Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together stamps and dies
Unity Stamp Co - Happy Snail Mail kit - sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

Cindy---

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CCAYR: November - Candy, Gingerbread or Cookies

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is really sweet - Candy, Gingerbread or Cookies.

I guess I actually combined two of these since my card has Gingerbread Cookies :-)
Recipe:
Craftsmith - Say Freeze stack - all patterned papers
Kraft cardstock
Gingerbread Cricut cart - stocking, gingerbread man, mitten, and tree @ 2 3/4"
All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cart - Doily1 @ 4 1/2", Doily2 @ 3 1/4 and 3 1/2" (these make up the plate)
American Crafts - Shortbread stamp set - sentiment
red and green bling

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

Cindy---

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time to Blossom

Hello there!  It's my turn to host over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  We are creating projects with a mood board lately.  And this is what I was inspired to create:
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Time to Blossom stamp set
colored pencils
DCWV - Cranberry Christmas stack - plaid paper
DCWV - gold glitter paper
Tim Holtz distress tool
brown ink pad
3Girls Jam crinkle ribbon
Dress It Up - cozy mix - button
tan floss

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 237

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch blog.  Our sketch for this week is:

And this is what I came up with.
Recipe:
Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - snowflake border @ 1 1/4 (I ended up cutting three of these and hid the seams with stripes of red bling :-)
The Paper Studio - Snowday stack (8 1/2 x 11)
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set - sentiment
Diamond Stickles
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come join us at Atlantic Sketch challenge this week :-)

Cindy---



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MIU #7 - November - Stencils

Hello there!  I can't believe it's November already!!  And that means it's time for a new challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Stencils.

I used a Martha Stewart stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons to create the background for my card.


Recipe:
Martha Stewart - calendar stencil - snowflakes
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon - picket fence
'Tis the Season Cricut cart - jingle bell @ 2 1/2"
Impression Obsession - Sleigh bells Jingling stamp set -sentiment
pop dots
3girls jam -white crinkle ribbon
Frosted Lace Stickles
Glossy Accents
sequins

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at Mix It Up.

Cindy---

Friday, October 27, 2017

WW - Fun Folds - Reindeer Games

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Winter Wonderland blog.  Our theme this time is Fun Folds.  Our wonderful sponsor is SheepSki Designs.

I've created a Double Z fold card.  I thought it went well with the shenanigans of Rudolph in this digi set.  LOL!  He stole Santa's hat :-)


 Recipe:
SheepSki Designs - Rudolf's Mischief
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studios - Very Merry stack - all patterned papers
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents - Rudolph's teeth and nose
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - letters @ 1/2"

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

Cindy---

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello there!  It's my day to host over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  I've created a cool background for my Thank You card using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  So much fun!
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Friendship Blessings stamp set
Kennedy Grace Creations - Unicorn sequin mix
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - worn lipstick, wilted violet
The paper Studio - white lace trim
pop dots
water brush
colored pencils
pink jute twine
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #235

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Challenge blog.  This is the sketch for this week:
I decided to make a CAS Christmas card this time.
Recipe:
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Borders #4 die
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set (sentiment)
Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together stamp set
Lawn Fawn - Toboggan dies
Diamond Stickles
red bling

Thanks for visiting today :-)  Have a wonderful day!

Cindy---

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CCAYR - October - Monochromatic Browns

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.  This month our theme is Monochromatic Brown tones.
Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Woodland Wonderland (6x6) stack
gold glitter paper
Teresa Collins -Dec 25th Cricut cart - deer @ 4 1/4"
Pretty Pink Posh -  Stitched Borders #4 dies
Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings stamp set
pop dots
red bling

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

Cindy---

Saturday, October 14, 2017

50 Beautiful Years

Hello there!  I've got a special project today.  My parents recently celebrated 50 years of marriage :-)  My parents had a party for close family.  It was so much fun to see everyone again!!!  And of course I had to make them a special card.
Recipe:
Divine Wedding Cricut cart - bride & groom @ 4 1/2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - burst @ 5 1/2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 1 1/2"
Tim Holtz - love die
DCWV - Wedding Day stack- patterned papers
Orange, yellow and Diamond Stickles
pop dots
pearl bling

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  Have a good one!

Cindy---

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

KGC - Mood board

Hello there!  It's my turn to host over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  We have been creating projects based on a fun mood board:

Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Splendid Roses, Friendship Blessings
Kennedy Grace Creations - Autumn Blessings sequins mix
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Twisted Citron, Carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade
water brush
Bella Blvd - patterned papers
The Paper Studio - fibers
Glossy Accents
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #233

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge bog.  Our sketch this week is:


Recipe:
Bella Blvd - pattern papers
DCWV - orange/yellow patterned paper
ADFD image- Pumpkin Head Friends
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook - circle @ 3", star @ 1 1/4"
Kennedy Grace Creations - Friendship Blessings -sentiment
pop dots
pearl bling

Thanks for stopping by today. Come play along with our sketch challenge.


Cindy---

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mix It Up #6- Watercolor

Hello there!  It's a new month and time for another great challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  Our theme this time is watercolor.  

Recipe:
Strathmore watercolor paper
Pearlescent watercolors
Ranger Heat Tool
Deco Art Dimensional Texture Paste
Tim Holtz -Speckles stencil
Diamond Dust glitter
Tim Holtz - Shadowpress Let It Snow embossing folder
Xpress It Double sided tape

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

Cindy

Friday, September 29, 2017

KGC New Releases & Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Kennedy Grace Creations blog hop.  This is your last stop...phew!  If you just arrived and want to start at the beginning of the hop jump over to Kennedy Grace Creations  blog.

To purchase any of the amazing stamp sets or sequins mixes you've seen today just follow this link  KGC online shop.

I recently got some Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  This was my first time getting them out and playing with them.  I've got to say I love them :-)  I made this background.  I just smooshed the ink pads right onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then put my watercolor paper into the ink.  Blot any excess ink bubbles with a paper towel and dry with a heat tool.  Easy as that.
Recipe:

Kennedy Grace Creations - Friendship Blessings
Kennedy Grace Creations - Seaside Breeze
& Jack Frost sequins mixes
Strathmore watercolor paper
colored pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Oxides - Broken China, Vintage Photo
Glossy Accents
pop dots


Thank you for hopping along with us this weekend.  I hope you've enjoyed all the beautiful samples the DT has created to inspire you.  And I hope you love the new stamps and sequins.

Cindy---

WW - Anything Goes - Christmas

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Winter Wonderland blog.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.  Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed UP.

I kept this one really simple.  Love this digi!!  I cut the word merry once in black and once in red and then just offset them slightly to create a shadow effect.  (Basically I couldn't figure out if I wanted it to be black or red--so the answer was yes to both...LOL)


Recipe:
All Dressed Up digi -  Feeling Spoilt
watercolor pencils
waterbrush
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - scallop frame @ 5 1/2"
Tim Holtz word die

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

Cindy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week is:

 I decided to flip the sketch and here is what I came up with.

 Recipe:
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo - border edge punch
Happy Hauntings Cricut cart - 'boo' @ 1"  (vampire font)
The Paper Studio - Spider web embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

Cindy---

Friday, September 15, 2017

CCAYR: Sept- Leaves

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.  Our current challenge is Leaves.
Recipe:
DCWV - Merry Christmas stack - green foil paper
The Paper Studio - Santa Baby stack - red dot paper
red glitter paper
'Tis the Seasons Cricut cart - Noel @ 1 1/4", Holly @ 4 1/2"
Kennedy Grace Creations - Red Sangria sequins mix
pop dots
Glossy Accents

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.  Here is the sketch for this week:
Recipe:
Teresa Collins Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake border @1", circle frame @ 2 3/4", 'dec 25' @2 1/4"
Pink Paislee - Merry & Bright - all patterned papers
red glitter paper
red glitter ribbon
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

Cindy---

Mini Pocket Letter - Flamingos

Hello there!  I've got another mini pocket letter to share today.  I found a group called Pretty Perfect Happy Mail on facebook.  They invite you to join the various themed swaps and you can join in however many you'd like.  Then you are matched up with a swap partner and you exchange addresses and send each other a pocket letter with a bunch of goodies.

I'm also hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.

I watched a bunch of utube videos to see how a pocket letter is done.  It's pretty easy really.  You use the clear baseball pocket pages.  For this one since it's a mini version I just cut off and used three pockets.

The theme for this mini pocket letter is flamingos.  I had fun putting this together.




                                    back (shot of some of the goodies I'll be sending her)

Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations -Pink Champagne sequins mix
Craftsmith - Uptown Chic stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz dies
Life's a Beach Cricut cart - flamingo @ 2 1/2"
Happy Planner clips
Target $ spot - twine, colored paper clips
envelope punch board (2 1/2" x 3 size envelope)
Oriental Trading Co - flamingo charm
Recollections - pearl bling, black bling, shaker hearts, clothespin, washi tape

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a beautiful day.

Cindy---

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mini Pocket Letter

Hello there!  I'm sharing something brand new to me.  It's my first pocket letter ever.  I found a group called Pretty Perfect Happy Mail on facebook.  They invite you to join the various themed swaps and you can join in however many you'd like.  Then you are matched up with a swap partner and you exchange addresses and send each other a pocket letter with a bunch of goodies.

I'm also hosting over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.

I watched a bunch of utube videos to see how a pocket letter is done.  It's pretty easy really.  You use the clear baseball pocket pages.  For this one since it's a mini version I just cut off and used three pockets.

The theme for this mini pocket letter is pineapples.  I had fun putting this together.


front


back (shot of some of the goodies I'll be sending her)

Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations -Pixie Pink Tutu sequins mix
Craftsmith - Uptown Chic stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz dies
Happy Planner clips
Target $ spot -washi tape, twine, colored paper clips
envelope punch board (2 1/2" x 3 size envelope)
Oriental Trading Co - pineapple charm
Recollections - pineapple bling stickers, shaker hearts

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a beautiful day.

Cindy---

Friday, September 1, 2017

WW - Dots and/or Stripes

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Winter Wonderland blog.  Our theme this time is Dots and/or Stripes.  Our wonderful sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs.


Recipe:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Snowman Bell
watercolor pencils
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Banner Duo
Craftsmith - Merry & Bright stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz - sentiment die
Silver Stickles, Diamond Stickles
black bling 

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

Cindy

MIU#5 - Sept - In-laid Die Cut

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  We have decided to do away with the mid-month reminder post but the challenge still runs the entire month.  So you have plenty of time to play along.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes (optional twist of In-laid Die Cut).
Recipe:
Holly & Ivy Cricut cart - wine glass @ 4"
Tim Holtz - merry Christmas die
Glossy Accents - wine & berries

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #227

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch blog.  This week's sketch #227:



Recipe:
Winter Wonderland Cricut cart - holly @ 1 3/4"
Tim Holtz - merry die
pop dots
Cuttlebug - Holly Ribbons embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog :-)

Cindy---

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CCAYR- August: Yellow

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.  Our theme this time is add Yellow.  I have to admit this was a bit of a challenge for me...LOL!  Here's what I came up with finally.
Recipe:
ADFD image - shop
colored pencils
Paper Studios- 12 Days of Christmas stack (8x8)
Core'dinations Whitewash collection - Garden Gate
Tim Holtz - Snow Flurries embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Sanding tool, distressing tool
Tim Holtz -die
Diamond Stickles

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

Cindy---

Mix It Up #4: Paper Piecing

Hi there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder for the August challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes (with the optional twist of paper piecing).
Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Cecelia Girl stamp set
DCWV - Pocket Blossom stack - all patterned papers
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Lace Edge @ 4 1/2"
corner rounder
white organza ribbon
pop dots
tiny pearl bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come join in the fun over at Mix It Up.

Cindy---

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #225

Hello there!  I'm so excited to now be part of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge design team.  This is my first sketch DT--YAY!!   I love to use sketches to create cards.  A new challenge starts every Monday but we have two teams so I'll be posting every other week.




Recipe:
Father's Day Cricut cart - football @3"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - star @ 1 3/4, 1 1/2, '50' @ 1/2"
Cuttlebug - Charles embossing folder
Tim Holtz die

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge :-)

Cindy---