Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Post-It Note holder teacher gifts

Hello there!  The end of the school year is rapidly approaching!  Yikes!  LOL!!  So, I've created some post-it note holders for their teacher gifts.  I'm also sharing these on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today. I've included a video tutorial that I found on u-tube.  So, if you'd like to make some follow the link to watch the video.

Here are the boys:
 
And here are the girls:
Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle stack - blue polka dot
The Paper Studio - Uptown Flair stack - dashed paper
Terrifically tacky tape - 1/4"
Glossy Accents - to make dog's eye shiny
Mini gel pens - from Staples
Post -it notes
watercolor pencils
Bugaboo digis:  Bugaboo Brat Sean Slingshot
                           Bugaboo Brat Sean Dog
                              Bugaboo Brats Isabella beach
                              BBrat Girl Flower Sitter

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll have a few more to share tomorrow :-)

Cindy---

I've entered this in the following challenges:
 Digi Galore :  Anything but a Card
 Little Miss Muffet #84:  Anything Goes
 Quirky Crafts #9:  Something Beginning w/s....slingshot, sand, swimsuit, sitter
 Scrapper's Delight #21:  Pretty pastels
 Penny's Paper Crafty # 175:  Use pastel colors

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Summer Home Decor

Hello there!  I've got a cute summer home d├ęcor project to share with you today.  I've also got the post on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.  I found some cute little frames at Michael's in the $3 dollar bins.  This frame was a bright teal color and I wanted a more distressed look so I painted it white and then rubbed off some of the paint before it dried.  And here's what I came up with :-)
Recipe:
Frame is approx. 4" x 5"
DecoArt white acrylic paint
Core'dinations cardstock - teal
Meljen's Designs digis - Scuba bear
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents  (for bubbles and to add shine to his mask)
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Cuttlebug embossing folder - musical flourish
Life is a Beach Cricut cart - seaweed @ 1", 1 1/4"
Sand and  seashell from our beach vacation last summer
Diamond Stickles (it's hard to see but it's on the little fish)
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy----

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
 Brown Sugar #91:  Anything Goes
 Crafty Catz # 228:  Anything Goes
 Creative Fingers # 33:  Anything Goes
 Creative Inspirations # 262:  Cute characters
 Creative Moments #41:  Anything Goes/Spring

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Old Jalopy!

Hello there!  I've got a cool manly birthday card to share with you today.  I'm up on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today as well.  So, if you'd like to learn more about the steps of Distress embossing then follow the link above :-)

Recipe:
5" square card base in Kraft
The Paper Studio - Newsworthy stack - all pp
Versamark stamp pad
Tim Holtz Distress embossing pwd - Vintage photo
Tim Holtz Distress ink- Vintage photo
Stampers Anonymous - Playful Journey stamp set
Ranger heat tool
Oriental Trading Co- brads
pop dots
TPC - Greetings stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy---

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
 4 Crafty Chicks # 191:  Embossing
 Creative Knockouts # 34:  Anything Goes
 The Paper Shelter # 155:  For the boys  I won :-)  YAY

 Penny's Paper Crafty challenges#174:  One for the Boys

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Christmas Brat Boy Elf

Hello there!  I've created another Christmas card to  play along with the following challenges:

 Catch the Bug:  Stella Says Sketch # 208
 Catch the Bug:  April Bingo challenge - I used a Bugaboo Digi, die cut and polka dots
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #173:  If you want to get a head, get a hat (add a hat to your project)
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra:  April Anything Goes
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper Christmas:  April
 Christmas Stampin' All Year Long:  #7-Follow the Sketch

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi - Christmas brat boy elf
The Paper Studio - Old World Winter - matstack
watercolor pencils
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - border @ 3/4", oblong frame @ 3 1/2", 3 1/4"
Creative Memories Tis the Season Cricut cart - jingle bell @ 1 1/4"
Impression Obsession - Holiday borders stamp set
pop dots
Diamond Stickles
Sew Easy floss

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm also entering this card into the Crafting from the Heart #15:  Anything Goes challenge and
  Dream Valley #80:  Say it with Words

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge#18: Background Scene

Hello there!  It's time for another fun challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  It's an anything goes theme with an optional twist of creating a background scene.  Visit the blog and watch the video for more on that.  If you do decide to create the background scene you will have two chances to win our fabulous prize. 

Which brings me to our wonderful sponsor for this challenge :-)

The prize is 7 digis.  YAY!!

Bugaboo Digi Stamps generously supplied the design team with some digis.  Too fun!  Thank you Bugaboo!  I picked this cutie!
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi - Deacon Bugs
All Occasion Cricut cart - grass border @ 1 3/4"
Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cart - sun/cloud @ 1 3/4"
Tim Holtz Distress ink - tumbled glass - used to create the blue background
watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play with us at SBC.  You have until Saturday, May 3rd to enter :-)

Cindy---

I've entered this in the following challenges:
 Sunflowerfield designs monthly challenge:  Easter or Spring
  Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog #99:  Easter or Spring
  Come and Get It:  Where the boys are
  Crafty Catz # 227:  B is for...boy, blue, and bugs
  Craftitude # 63:  Anything Goes or Easter/Spring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge #43: Birthday cards

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge blog :-)  The theme this time around is Birthday cards.  Can you ever really have enough of them on hand??!  LOL!  This challenge runs from today until April 30th.

Our wonderful sponsors are:
"Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions" By Beckie

 
Prize:  May Arts Ribbon Trio package :-)

Scrappy Dew
 
Prize:  $15.00 Store credit :-)

This fun card is for a niece!

 
Recipe:
Side step cardbase
The Paper Studio - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - all patterned papers
Rock Princess Cricut cart - Kim @ 3 1/2", Sweet 16 @1" , Isabella @ 1" (letters were welded in CCR)
Plantin Schoolbook - heart @ 4"
Lavender, Crystal, Fruit Punch Stickles
The Paper Studio - embossing folder

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

Cindy---

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
  The ABC Challenge:  J is for Just as you like /anything goes
   Crafty Girls #16:  Anything Goes

Monday, April 14, 2014

That's How I Roll

Hello there!  I recently found the Car Decals cartridge at a great price :-)  I've made my first card with it.  Too fun!  I'm also the hostess over at SBC today.

Recipe:
5" square cardbase in Kraft
The Paper Studio - Little Boys and Their Toys- all patterned papers
Car Decals Cricut cart - teen boy2 @ 3 1/2"
brown bling
Wink of Stella pen - GL Blue
Stickles - orange peel
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

Friday, April 11, 2014

Catch the Bug--Stella Says Sketch # 207

Hello there!  I'm playing along with Bugaboo's Catch the Bug-Stella Says Sketch challenge #207.  Here is the sketch:
 
 
Here is what I came up with :-)


Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi - Bunny and Chick topper
The Paper Studio - All Seasons - patterned paper
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Lace edge @4"  using the oblong frame feature
pearl bling
Diamond Stickles
white lace trim
The Paper Studio - Holiday headlines stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've entered this card into a few more challenges:
  Crafting with Dragonflies #23:  Easter - card or anything
  Robyn's Fetish #206:  Easter
  Glitter and Sparkle #79:  Pearls and Lace
  Cards in Envy:  Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way-A2
  Card Mania #64:  Easter
  Crafting From the Heart #13:  Easter
  Dream Valley #79:  Easter
 The Paper Shelter #153:  Easter time
  Creative Fingers # 31:  Anything Goes
  Open Minded Crafting #7 Animal Antics
  Crafty Catz #226:  Animals
  613 Ave Create #66:  Anything Goes optional twist :  Spring

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) #118

Hello there!  I recently stumbled upon some all Christmas, all-the-time challenge blogs.  So fun!  And what a great idea to help get some Christmas cards done before the busy holiday season is upon us.  So, I created this card for the following Christmas blog challenges:

Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) #118
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long:  #5 Lots of Layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #171:  Seeing Red  I WON!  YAY!
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra:  April- Anything Goes

And here is the card I came up with.


Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi - Christmas Brat Girl Elf
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa - red patterned papers
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle - green dot paper
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - snowflake border @1"
American Crafts - Snickerdoodle stamp set
watercolor pencils
pop dots
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
  Southern Girls #89:  Earn your stripes
  Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes
  4 Crafty Chicks #189:  Use polka dots

Birthday boy!

Hello there!  I've got a cute little boy birthday card to share with you today.  It's a fun fold card and I'm using a Bugaboo digi image.  Love this little guy!
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Deacon cake
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Little Boys and Their Toys stack - orange star paper
Cuttlebug embossing folder - happy birthday
Diamond Stickles (on the frosting)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
  Love to Create #110:  Anything goes for kids
  Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge #23:  Anything Goes
  Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge #204: 4th Anniversary

Hello there!  Meljen's Designs is celebrating their 4th birthday.  YAY!  The challenge is to use their digital image that is free on their site for a limited time.  Visit their challenge blog here to play along :-)

Here's what I came up with.  It's a fun fold card.  I'm also the hostess on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.  You can find a tutorial of this fun fold cardbase there. 

Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi image
DCWV - Sweet Stack - patterned papers
Impression Obsession - Mini Messages stamp set
watercolors
Diamond Stickles
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Retro Kitchen set
paperclip - Oriental Trading Co

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

I've also entered this into these challenges:
  4 Crafty Chicks #188:  Color a stamped image
  Come and Get It:  Bears in mind
  Craftitude #62:  Anything Goes
  Creative Knockouts #31:  For a Child
  Love to Create #110:  Anything goes for kids

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club #17: Flowers

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club.  This time it's homemade flowers.  Easy, right?!!  There are a ton of videos on utube to check out if you've never tried to make your own flowers. 

Our sponsor this time is Scrapping for Less:
The prize is a flower pack.

I've decided to try my first real mixed media project.  I've used a 7 1/2" frame.  I love how it turned out.
 
Close up of the flowers.
 
Recipe:
Recollections - black floral lace paper (black & white)
scraps of paper for flowers
DecoArt Dimensional effects
Prima stencil - waterdrops
Distress ink - worn lipstick
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - teal
Artisan Wings - mistable butterfly
pink sequins
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cart - flower @2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart- circle @ 2", 2 1/2", 1 3/4"

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

Cindy---

I've entered my mixed media project in the following challenges:
  Pinque Peacock #4:  flowers
  Craftitude #62 :  Anything Goes
  Hobby Cutz #42:  Flora and Fauna

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge #42: Easter

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up blog.  This time our theme is Easter.  Easy, right?!!  It runs from now until April 16th. 

Our wonderful sponsors this time are:
Cute as a Button
Prize:  $20.00 coupon code :-)

LoveBug Creations

Prize:  $10.00 giftcard :-)

Recipe:
5" square card base in ivory
Kate's ABC Cricut cart - Girl2 @ 3 1/2"
DCWV - The Preppy Princess stack - all patterned papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder - musical flourish
Impression Obsession - Mini Messages stamp set
Sew Easy - limeade floss
pearl bling
brown ink for some edges
pop dots
Diamond Stickles

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

Cindy---

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
  Fan-tastic Tues Challenge #29 - Use patterned paper
  Crafty Girls # 15:  Anything Goes
  Crafty Catz #225:  Springtime
  Crafting with Dragonflies #23 Easter Card - or anything
  Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party # 28:  Anything Goes
  Delightful Challenges:  Hip to Be square

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring!

Hello there!  I recently found a cute little line of digis by Heather Ellis called Pure Innocence.  Love them!  So, this is the first one I'd like to share today.  I created this card to play along with the Color Palette #3 challenge at My Favorite Things.   The colors are Kraft, Grapesicle, Berrylicious, and Sour Apple.
Recipe:
5 1/4" square card in Kraft
The Paper Studio- Daydream Doodle stack - all patterned papers
The Paper Studio - heart embossing folder
watercolor pencils
pop dots
Sew Easy floss - blue lagoon

Thanks for stopping by today!
Cindyd---

I've also entered this card into the following challenge:
 Tip Top Tuesday - Cute challenge
 Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
 Fan-tastic Tuesday #29 - Use a Patterned paper
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper April Challenge

Enjoy the Ride!

Hello there!  I've got a super cute card with a digi from Meljen Designs to share with you today!  Isn't he the cutest??! 
Recipe:
Meljen Digi stamp image - Dandelion Mouse
DCWV - Whimsy Stack - peach patterned paper
DCWV - Nana's Kitchen - green dot
Cardztv - Ticket Talk 2 stamp set
The Paper Studio - frayed canvas ribbon trim
pop dots
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
  Meljen Designs #203:  Let's Hear it for the Boys
  Top Tip Tuesday- Cute challenge
 Open Minded Crafting #7:  Animal Antics
 Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
 Fan-tastic Tues # 29:  use Patterned paper
  Oddball Art Stamp Co #1:  Use a Digi

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club - First Monthly Card Kit Release!!

Hello there!  Some exciting stuff going on at Scrapbook Blessings Club today.  We are offering a mini monthly card kit starting today :-)  How fun is that?  For all the details please visit the SBC blog.  I've created a couple of cards with this fabulous kit.  Be sure and get yours before they are gone :-)

 

 
 
A2 cards created with the April SBC monthly card kit.  Add'l supplies:  adhesives, white cardstock, navy blue cardstock, pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder- swiss dot.  When I Was a Kid Cricut cart- photo frame @ 4 1/2", word bubble @ 1 1/2".
 
I hope you'll stop by the SBC blog and check out the video on the new Monthly mini card kits!
 
Thanks for stopping by today,
Cindy---