Thursday, July 31, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge # 221: Colorful Cardstock

Hello again!  It's time for another great challenge on the Meljen's Designs blog.  Our theme this time is Colorful Cardstock.  So, no patterned papers on this one.  Your project must include a Meljen's Designs digi.  Sadly, this is my last project and post as a Guest Designer for Meljen's Designs.  I've had a great time.  Thanks for having me :-)

Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi - Shaken not Stirred
Core'dinations cardstock - light green, medium green
Cuttlebug embossing folders - Seeing Spots, swiss dot
Tim Holtz sanding tool
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles - rim around the glass, edge on the white cardstock
Glossy Accents - to make the ice cube and the straw shiny
pink pearl bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at Meljen's Designs and you could win some cute digis :-)

Cindy---

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cute birthday card

Hello there!  I've got a little, cute birthday card to share today.  It's my turn to host on the SBC blog as well.  My daughter needed a card for a friend who was having a birthday and this is what I came up with.

Recipe:
3 1/2" square cardbase
DCWV - Stack 7 - blue/red dot paper
Heather Ellis digi - Pure Innocence
watercolor pencils
red organza ribbon
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

Monday, July 28, 2014

HB2U

Hello there!  My MIL is turning 75 soon and there is a retro party planned for her.  I had fun with my Nifty Fifties cart for this one.  I am the hostess on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.   I love how this came out :-)
Recipe:
DCWV - Nana's Kitchen stack - patterned glitter paper
Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - Mixer @ 3 1/2", '75' @ 3/4", 'HB2U' @ 1/2"
From My Kitchen Cricut cart - tab @ 2 3/4"
Cinch - holes on the edge
corner rounder
black bling
white organza ribbon
black washi tape
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy---

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge #50: Shaped card w/an Animal

Hello again!  It's also time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge blog.  If you're looking for the Crafty Catz challenge please scroll down to the next post :-)  The theme for this one is very fun, a shaped card with an animal on it.  Remember to also include a die-cut on your project.

The sponsor for this challenge is:   Kadoodle Bug Designs $10 Giftcard --YAY!

 
Recipe:
DCWV - The Preppy Princess stack - pink patterned papers
Animal Antics Cricut cart - Octopus @ 4 1/2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - circle1 @ 5 1/4, 5 1/2"
Cuttlebug embossing folder- swiss dot, qwerty
TPC Studio - Greetings stamp set
pop dots
My Mind's Eye- Lime twist twine
clear button
pink pearl bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and play along with us on the Cut It Up challenge blog :-)

Cindy---

Crafty Catz #241: Anything Goes

Hello there!  It's Friday--YAY!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz challenge blog.  The theme this time is super simple:  Anything Goes.  I decided to take this opportunity to  make a Christmas card :-)

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge is Marianne Creatables, Creative Classroom, and DigiStamps 4 Joy. 

 
  




Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi - Cocoa Christmas Fairy
watercolor pencils
Christmas red Sickles, Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents (on her wings)
The Paper Studio - Dec 25th stack - book paper
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack - red dot
The Paper Studio - Holiday Cheer stack - green patterned paper
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Swirl 2 @ 3 1/4"
The Paper Studio - holly embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today.   Come play along with us this week on the Crafty Catz challenge blog :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Art by Miran #11:  Anything Goes
 City Crafter #221:  Christmas in July
 Clear It Out:  Christmas in July -sparkly thing - Christmas Stickles
 Craft Your Passion # 223:  Christmas in July

Monday, July 21, 2014

Once Upon a Time

Hello there!  I've got a cute card to share with the sweetest digi image from Meljen's Designs called Story Time Boy.  He's reading to his loveys :-)  It doesn't get much cuter than that!!  I'm also the hostess on the SBC blog.


Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi -Story Time Boy
Cuttlebug- Fanciful Labels embossing +
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Circle 1 @ 4"
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Tim Holtz distressing tool
pop dots
watercolor pencils
Hero Arts stamp

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SBC Challenge# 25: Anything Goes w/twist of Diamond fold card

Hello again!  It's Sunday and time for another great challenge on the SBC blog.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes w/a twist of  Diamond fold cards.  You can watch a video on the SBC blog to show you how.  They look really cool and aren't as hard as they might look.  Give it a try :-)

Our sponsor this time is:
My Creative Classroom
1 Free class is the prize :-)


Recipe:
The Paper Studios - The Basics Stack - patterned papers
DCWV - pink glitter paper
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles, white lace Stickles
silver bling
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - 'I', 'U' @ 3/4"
Bugaboo Digi stamp - Kidz Girl with Heart
pop dots

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

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
 Catch the Bug:  July BINGO  I'm using stripes, bling and a bugaboo image :-)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July: Starts w/C is for...

Hello again!  Woo-Whooo!  This is the last post for the Catch the Bug week long 4th Annual Christmas in July celebration!  I managed to enter all 7.. YAY!  That means I have 7 less Christmas cards to make later--so thank you Catch the Bug!!  My C is for.....candy cane :-)  YUM!  LOL!


Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Knobby Knees Christmas Candy Cane
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents - to make the candy cane shiny
Diamond Stickles, Frosted Lace Stickles (dress)
The Paper Studio - Cheery & Jolly stack - all patterned papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Christmas set
pop dots
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy

I'm also entering this into the following challenge:
  Sisters of Craft:  July-Anything goes
  Treasured Times Stamps #20 Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Challenge # 240: Hot Summer/Hot Colors

Hi again!  It's Friday and time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz challenge blog.  This week our theme is Hot Summer or Hot Colors ( red, orange, and yellow).   I kind of combined a hot summer image with orange and yellow...LOL.

Our sponsor this time is: 
Yours or Mine Paper Crafts


 
Recipe:
Meljen's Designs Digi - Swim Time Mouse
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents - to make his inner tube shiny
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - background shape -bird2 @ 4 3/4"
yellow vellum
The Paper Studio - The Basics stack - orange dot paper
My Mind's Eye - lime twist twine
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and play with us at Crafty Catz.

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
  Dream Valley #86:  Summer
  Fab 'N Funky #223:  Feels Like Summer
 Fantabulous Cricut #219:  Day at the Beach
  Open Minded Crafting #14:  Water, water everywhere
  The Paper Shelter #167:  Holiday Time
  Pinque Peacock #7:  Summer
  QKR Stampede #97:  Vacation
  Sister Act #66:  Anything Goes
  Digi Designs:  Summer Fun
  Tues Throwdown#204 :  Take us on vacation

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July: Color Challenge

Hello again!  It's a Color Challenge this time on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  They are celebrating with a 4th annual Christmas in July Blog Hop and a week of challenges.  I'm loving how this non-traditional one turned out :-)


Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Holiday Cheer Glass
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Cotton candy Stickles
Silver Stickles
Glossy Accents
DCWV - green glitter paper
The Paper Studio - Holiday Cheer stack - green dot
pop dots
Impression Obsession - All I Want For Christmas stamp set
pink organza ribbon
Paper Trimmings Cricut cart - frame border @ 1/2"

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following challenge as well:
  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra:  July-Anything Goes
 Robyn's Fetish #220:  Christmas in July
 Little Miss Muffet #90:  Anything Goes
  Quirky Crafts # 14 Christmas in July w/ die cut or punch
  Sisters of Craft :  July Anything Goes

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July: Photo challenge

Hello there!  I just got this image the other day and I had to use him...LOL :-)  I thought he fit with the photo pretty well.  The Catch the Bug Challenge blog is having a week of challenges for their 4th Annual Christmas in July celebration. 

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Bacon in the Sun
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents - to add shine to his drink and glasses
Cuttlebug embossing folder - candy stripe
Impression Obsession - Holiday Cheer stamp set
pop dots
Dress It Up- Christmas Potpourri button
white floss

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into these add'l challenges:
  Delightful challenges:  Button, button
  Little Miss Muffet #90 :  Anything Goes
  Oddball Art Stamp Co:   Show Us Your Coloring Skills

Meljen's Designs Challenge # 219: Bookworm

Hello there!  It's time for another fun challenge on the Meljen's Designs challenge blog.  The theme this time around is Bookworm, so basically you use a book as your inspiration for your project.  You must use a Meljen's digi.  I took my inspiration from the Christmas classic, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.  My kiddos love that story.  


Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi- Stirring Mouse
A Quilted Christmas Cricut cart - chimney @ 4 1/2"
Core'dinations cardstock - blue cs
Tim Holtz sanding tool
The Paper Studio - bricks embossing folder - debossed
watercolor pencils
Oriental Trading Co- silver tinsel trim
brads
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Meljen's Designs :-)

Cindy---

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
  Fan-tastic Tues:  #44 Anything Goes
 Robyn's Fetish #220:  Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Catch the Bug- Christmas in July: BINGO challenge & Make it Funny

Hello there.  Another great challenge on the Catch the Bug challenge blog as they celebrate their 4th Annual Christmas in July with challenges all week.  Check out the BINGO card on their blog.  I used a Bugaboo image, funny sentiment, and embossing.
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - JJ Christmas Box
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack - red word paper
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Christmas set
green brads
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I'm also entering this card into the following:
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper :  July
  Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #12:  Buttons or brads

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July: Recipe challenge

Hello there!  I'm getting ready for Christmas early this year :-)  The Catch the Bug challenge blog is helping me by having a week of challenges for their 4th Annual Christmas in July celebration!
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - North Pole
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Circles @ 4 3/4", butrfly1 @ 3 1/2"
Cuttlebug embossing folder - candy stripe
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles, Frosted Lace Stickles (snow globes)
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake 5 @ 1 1/4", snowflake 4 @ 1", snowflake 3 @ 1"
white glitter paper
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've also entered this card into the following:
 Robyn's Fetish #220:  Christmas in July

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July: Sketch challenge

Hello there!  This week on the Catch the Bug challenge blog they are having their 4th annual Christmas in July celebration!  This card is for the sketch challenge :-) 
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Christmas Brat Boy Elf
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - flourish 1 @ 4 1/4 using oblong frame feature
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Fiskars scallop edge punch
The Paper Studio - Dec 25th stack - word paper
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics - red dot
green organza ribbon
red bling
American Crafts - Spritz stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I will be entering this card into the following:
 Christmas Stamping All Yr Long #19:  Anything Goes Recipe

Catch the Bug- Christmas in July: Show Us Your Santa Challenge

Hello there!  Bugaboo Digi Stamps is celebrating their 4th annual Christmas in July on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  This is for the Show Us Your Santa challenge :-) 

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi stamp - Ava Ornament
The Paper Studio - Christmas Basics stack - red patterned paper
The Paper Studio - Holiday Cheer stack - green dot paper
watercolor pencils
red bling
Diamond Stickles
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

I've entered this into these challenges as well:
 Art by Miran #10:  Anything goes
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #185:  Glam it UP
 Cutie Pie #173:  A Cute Digi
  Scrapper's Delight #27:  Anything Goes- Girly & Cute

Happy Birthday!

Hello there!  I've got a cute birthday card to share today.  And, I'm also the hostess on the SBC blog.  I created this little card for my daughter's 8th birthday.  She loved it :-)

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Brat Cupcake Wagon
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - red stripe
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle stack - blue dot
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - snowflake @ 3"
Impression Obsession stamps - sentiments I set
red bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Crafter's CafĂ© # 72: Birthday
 Stamp & Create:  July-Birthday
 Crafty Creations #267:  Let's Party

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cut It Up # 49 Under the Sea

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up blog.  Our fun theme this time is Under the Sea.  The challenge starts today and runs until July 23rd.  So just use a die cut on your project and link up on the Cut It Up blog to enter. 

Our wonderful sponsors this time are:
As Cute as a Button
 
Prize is $20 Coupon code--YAY!
 
 
 
Die-Versons:
                                                             Prize is $15 Gift card :-)

Recipe:
5" square card base in white
The Paper Studio- Beach House stack - patterned papers
Core-dinations cardstock - coral paper
TH sanding tool
From My Kitchen Cricut cart - pot @ 2 3/4", lobster@ 3 1/2"
black bling
Impression Obsession stamp
sewing machine/white thread/zig zag stitch
pop dots

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

Cindy---

Crafty Catz # 239: Flowers

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz challenge blog.  Our theme this time is flowers.  Pretty easy, right? 

Our great sponsors this time are: 
Rick St. Dennis
and MEI Flower
Recipe:
5" square card base in white
watercolor pencils
DCWV - Citrus stack - patterned papers
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - postage stamp @ 3 1/2"
The Paper Studio - burlap frayed ribbon
blue polka dot grosgrain ribbon
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Red Rubber Inspirationals #128:  anything goes

Monday, July 7, 2014

A card for DAD

Hello there!  I'm sharing a card that I made for my dad.  I'm also the hostess on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today, too. 

Recipe:
5" square cardbase in Kraft
Art Deco Cricut cart - cnvrtbl2 @ 2 3/4", dad @ 3/4"
Cuttlebug embossing folders:  diamond plate, gears
brown bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cindy---

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge#24: Anything Goes w/twist of Telescoping card

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  As always the theme is Anything Goes.  Our twist this time is a telescoping card and there is a video tutorial on the SBC blog.  If you chose to follow the twist you'll get a second chance to win.   

Our sponsor this time is Stamp & Create:  $20 Giftcard :-)

 
I decided to go with a Christmas themed card.  This was the first telescoping card I tried. 

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - Cheery & Jolly stack - candy patterned paper
The Paper Studio - white glitter paper
Elegant Edges cricut cart - snowflake @ 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2"
TC Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflake5 @ 3 1/2", snowflake4 @ 2 3/4", snowflake1 @ 2 1/4"
CM 'Tis the Season Cricut cart - Season @ 2", the @ 1/2", T @ 1 1/4", is @ 3/4"
brads from my stash

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

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Fab N Funky #222:  Christmas

Friday, July 4, 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge #238: Stars & or stripes

Hello there!  Happy 4th of July!!  It's Friday--YAY!  And it's my first project as a guest designer for Crafty Catz challenge blog.  The theme this time is stars and or stripes.  Easy peasy, right?!  LOL!  Our fabulous sponsor for this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  They are having a Christmas in July sale -- all digis are 50% off.  :-)
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi - JJ Tequila and shoes - birthday
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - frame @ 4 3/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 4 1/2"
The Paper Studio - stars embossing folder
Cuttlebug - Seeing spots, swiss dot embossing folders
Core'dinations pink paper
Tim Holtz sanding tool
The Paper Studio - Greetings stamp set
Martha Stewart photo corner punch
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz and win some Bugaboo digis!!

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following:
 Southern Girls:  Circles
 Digi Designs:  Lots of Layers
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Layers
 Bearly Mine:  Let's Go Digital

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge # 217: Button It Up

Hello!  It's time for another great challenge on the Meljen's Designs Challenge blog.  And it's all about using your buttons today.  So, grab your stash of buttons and your favorite Meljen digi and let's get crafty :-)

I went for a Christmas in July theme this time around.  I couldn't resist this little cutie!!
Recipe:
5" square cardbase in white
Meljen's Designs digi - Little Elf's Cookie
watercolor pencils
Diamond Stickles -fur on his hat/coat
The Paper Studio - green glitter paper
The Paper Studio - Holiday Cheer- green chevrons
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - design1@ 4" using the frame feature
'Tis the Season Cricut cart - 'joy' @ 1 1/2" using the Santa's workshop font
Red organza ribbon, red grosgrain dot ribbon
Dress It Up- Christmas Potpourri buttons
Glossy Accents - to adhere buttons
Sew Easy floss - candy stripe

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Meljen's Designs and you could win some fabulous digis :-)

Cindy---

I've entered this into the following:
 Top Tip Tues - 2 ribbons/twine
 Digi Galore:  Add a button
 Crafty hazelnut's Christmas #183:  Let's get Sentimental
 Crafty hazelnut's Christmas Extra:  July -Anything Goes
 Fab N Funky #222:   Christmas
 Christmas Stamping All Year Long:  #17 Anything Goes for kids
 Penny's Paper Crafty #184:  Buttons, butterflies, and bows

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Hello there!  I've got a fun fold card to share today.  I'm also the hostess on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.  I watched this video on utube to learn how to make the cardbase for this one.  It's too fun!

Basically you start with an 11x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock.  Score it at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2".  Use a circle punch that is 2 1/2".  I don't have a circle punch so I used my Cricut and the centerpoint function along with the Plantin Schoolbook cart for the circle.



Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook - circle @ 2 1/2", 2 1/4"  star @ 2", 1 1/4"
Cuttlebug embossing folder - stars
Stampendous stamp -inside the card
pop dots
Dress It Up buttons

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---

I'm entering this in the following:
 V's Sweet Ideas #25:  Red, white & blue
 Cupcake Inspirations #267:  Celebrate
 Open Minded Crafting#13:  Patriotic Colors

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yay! Good news!


Hello there!  I'm now a part of the design team at Crafty Catz.  I'll be creating projects for their weekly Friday challenges, for three months, beginning in July.  I'm very excited to be a part of their DT :-)  YAY!!

Have a great day,
Cindy---