Thursday, December 30, 2010

Donations made into cards

BLUES


These are some of the cards I made with the donations I got from some happy scrappy ladies and I just wanted to show using the same (very old Creative Memories) paper three different ways. I can't believe I didn't post these earlier. Each card has a border sticker (remember those from CM) separating the patterned paper from the cardstock. The reindeer is a very old die cut from CM. I sent these cards in for Cards for Kids.
First card: Stamp by Close to my Heart AKA-CTMH, ink by Memento, blue cardstock AKA-CS by Sunborn AKA-SB, circle paper by The Paper Co AKA-TPCo. and cut out by Cricut made by Provo Craft AKA-PC. 
The second card: stamp is by Elle's Studio, ink by Ranger, blue CS by SB, embossing folder by Cuttlebug made by PC, stocking stickers are unknown, brads by CTMH, white CS by TPCo.
The third Card: Tag and snow flakes are unknown., stamp by Elle's Studio, ink by Ranger, CS by TPCo, Swiss dot embossing folder and Cuttlebug by PC.
ALL CARD BASES WERE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE COMPANY HALCRAFT. THANK YOU TO THEM FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE:)
Next-RED


Still all donations from my scrappy friends for the wonderful Cards for Kids drive.
First card: patterned paper by PC, border stickers (again-don't throw them out they can be used or send them to me and I'll use them for a good cause) by Creative Memories AKA-CM, tree sticker by EK Success, stamp by Elle's Studio and ink by Stampin Up
AKA-SU.
Second card: Patterned Paper is by I want to say Pebbles but am willing to be corrected (it's mine but it is old),  lovely popcorn border stick by CM and ticket by I think EK Success.
Third card: Patterned paper by DCWV, yellow paper by CM, Red paper by SU, green paper by Dollar general, stamp by Elle's Studio and ink by SU, Ribbon garage sale, embossing folder (Swiss Dot) and Cuttlebug by Provo Craft, shape by Spellbinders and eyelets by Making Memories.  
*ALL CARD BASES WERE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE COMPANY HALCRAFT. THANK YOU TO THEM FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE:)


And that's all I have right now. I know these aren't like the greatest cards in the whole world but have you ever worked with like a 6 or 7 year old making cards. It's really eye opening. They don't care if the stamp is perfect or perfectly straight. they ask for all different colors that OMG don't match or flow. I know. They don't design a card based on theory or principle. They see a stamp and a color and stamp it down.
I show them new toys I have like the Cuttlebug and what it does and how to work it. After a few tries they no longer need my help and my craft room is hit in the most wonderful way you can imagine. My 10 year old nephew and I made invites for his birthday party and he had a blast. They aren't the best invites in the world but he made them all by himself. I just supervised and kept him focused.  My point I guess is kids don't really care if it's the newest product or the greatest colored in image with Copic markers they just like getting a card from someone no matter what it looks like or what the trend or latest and greatest is or who is the latest and greatest is right now. I'm Cindy from Sparta, MI and maybe they know me as the sticker lady because I always send stickers inside my cards for them. I'd be good with that:) God Bless!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I Did it Creation #35

This week's challenge at I Did It Creation Challenge is out with the old and in with the new. We were sponsored by Sylvie's Stamps and I choose to do a new baby card. (of course the newest baby born a few days ago was a girl-go figure my card is for a boy. lol.) But I rather liked this card and then I saw someone else used the same image and I loved hers. So who was it? My little friend Gemma. Her card is adorable. She has so much talent as does the rest of the team so be sure to check out every ones creations today or on We do it all Wednesdays at I Did It Creations.
***Have you heard about our forum-Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium Club Forum? It is a total blast and you should definitely try it out. There are two challenges per month for all types of paper crafters (card makers - digital and regular, scrapbookers, altered items, calendars, you name-seriously if you have an idea name it and some one can start a group up for it)  posted on the 1st and the 15th. You must do both challenges to be considered for the monthly prize.
The best part is the more challenges you do the more of a discount you get in the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium. What's that you say? It's a discount scrappy supply store/shop which is for members only and has low discounted prices for it's members.
OK let's re cap
1.) I Did it Creations challenge this week- Out with the old  and in with the new is due in six days and here is my card:
2.) Go to the new forum get registered, approved and then join in on the challenges to get some of your 2011 projects done.
3.) Go get an account at the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium 
Then
spend one some new scrappy supplies

Any Questions? Let me know.
Cindy

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apology

I have been busy with Christmas stuff and PT and new meds and crazy side affects and my husband is home (ugh) and on and on. Please forgive me while I take a small break to get life back in order and I will resume posting shortly:)
Happy Holidays.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Imaginisce Blog

A new garden line is coming out from Imaginisce and they are having some fun give aways. Check it out on their blog.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I Did It Creations Challenge #34

This week ANYTHING GOES for our IDIC challenge

We have a random draw with every challenge and you
might just be the next winner.

We give a freebie with every challenge also. Just pick one of the
images used by the DT, email Jeanette our DT Coordinator at
IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line
with the name of DT member and she send you the
digi stamp they used in this challenge.

This week our sponsor is Mizumedia Designs
Here is my card

I haven't decided what kind of card this is going to be but I was leaning towards birthday. I could put "It's time for cake and ice cream Birthday boy" on the inside. I don't know. If you have any suggestions I'm very open to hear what you think.

Now be sure to visit the other DT blogs to check out their cards and say hello. All DT links are at the top of my page under the tab design teams.
This card also qualifies for the following challenges:
Paper Pretties-Boy themed card
Aly's Sunday Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Emmas Store- Anything Goes



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday tag

I made this holiday tag not that long ago for a challenge and I can't remember which site/challenge it was for. I have been hanging out with my mom way too much. lol. Don't tell her I said that. hehe So here it is. Both ribbons actual are vintage from dear mothers stash. The cream colored ribbon was still in the packaged marked for 25 cents. I did do an embossed resist technique on both the Santa image and on the tag.
Supplies: Cardstock by Stampin up, The Paper Co and Sunborn; ink by CTMH, Ranger Stampin Up; mist Tattered angels; Stamps by Hero arts and CTMH; Embossing powder by Stampendous; Die cut by Provo Craft -Cricut; Cartridges- Storybook, Plantin Schoolbook, Home Decor; Punch by Creative Memories; Ribbons are unknown.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

I Did It Creations Challenge #33

This week our IDIC challenge is creative folds


We have a random draw with every challenge and you
might just be the next winner.

We give a freebie with every challenge also. Just pick one of the
images used by the DT, email Jeanette our DT Coordinator at
jeanette_wtrs@yahoo.com
IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line
with the name of DT member and she will send you the
digi stamp they used in this challenge.

This week our sponsor is Stampin Dragon Designs
Here is the card I made for this challenge:

Be sure to check out the other Design Team members cards for a ton of inspiration. Their links are at the top of my page in a page of their own titled Design Teams. Pretty creative title, don't ya think? j/k Have a fab week and I hope you stop by again this week because I'm constantly posting stuff.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

One more of the cheers lady

This card is for the Bug-a-Boo challenge Anything goes. I had this perfect chipboard sticker that I never knew what I would do with it. Then I found this freebie from Bug-a-Boo and was just tickled. I colored her in to match the chipboard sticker and the card evolved from there. It's cute but I'm not quite sure who I will be sending it to for Christmas. As always , thanks for looking and leaving your kind comments. They really mean the world to me.

Cheers-Bug-a-Boo Style

I am entering this card into the Bug-a-Boo Anything goes challenge that ends in hours. I really wanted to show this card cause I thought it turned out kinda cute. So Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Peace & Joy Card

It sparkles so much prettier in real life. I hate that the sun goes down so early nowadays. anyway. I did this card for the Tuesday Triggers: All That Glitters at Moxie Fab. I really like the silver and purple color combo and that is why I used silver embossing powder for the polka dots on the gray paper. Both the Gray and light purple paper are sprayed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water to give them that extra sparkle. The twine used on the banners is actually silver and glittery made by Inkadinkado.


Supplies: Cardstock by Sunborn; ribbon unknown; fiber by Inkadinkado; embossing powder by Stampendous, stamps by Fawn Lawn, Clear Dollar Stamps, Technique Tuesday, Hero Arts, Stampabilities and Stampin Up; banner by Cricut cartridge Lryical letters; ink Versamark, Ranger and Memento; Perfect Pearls by Ranger.

This card is for the following challenges:
Simon Says-nontraditional Christmas colors
Sweet Stampin Challenge-Make your own Background paper (polka dot paper)
Creative Card Crew-Anything goes
Papertake Weekly-non red and green card
One Stitch at a Time-Old stash- paper is about three years old and ribbon is about 5 years old but all the letter stamps are new and the cartridge to make the banner is new.
Thanks for looking

Blog candy

This is a nice looking blog candy. Go check it out at Prairie Fairy.

Moxie Fab Birthday card

I have created a card for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I was so inspired by pink tonight I ended up with four pink cards. Well this card, I just love this flower sticker by Me and My Big Ideas-besides the rhinestone the petals sparkle. Behind that flower sticker is white cardstock Spellbinders Nestabilities die Dahlia with inked edges. The polka dot paper is by Making Memories, which I inked the edges with Spun Sugar Distress ink by Ranger and the striped paper I didn't ink. It is however so old I don't remember the manufacturer. It's always good to use up the old stash. It gives you a chance to make room for more. Other supplies: Ink is by Ranger and CTMH, stamps by The Paper Co (border) and Stampin Up (sentiment), and cardbase by The Paper Co. Be sure to check out all the entries and leave them some love. There is some amazing talent there that will inspire you to get off the computer and start creating. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friend card

I made this card for a challenge at Paper Variety. The challenge was a tic tac toe board and I chose the three: make a card, with a banner and black, white and red. Thanks for looking.
Supplies: stamps by Maya Road; chipboard and patterned paper by Scenic Route; black label by Making Memories; black paper by Recollections; white cardstock by The Paper Co; ink by Stampin Up; other-eyelets, floss

Hello Card

I made this card for the Moxie Fab week: All Occasions. This is the category for the non category cards like hellos, miss you, encouragement, friendship-that sort of thing. Well mine is a hello card. It's quite plain but I rather like it and I hope you do to:)

Supplies: PP is unknown; cardstock is by Sunborn which is sprayed by Perfect Pearls by Ranger: flower is by K & Company; black paper is by The Paper Co. (I punched the black paper into squares and then used a corner rounder to round two opposite corners to make it in the shape of a leaf); chipboard word Hello is by SEI, ink by Ranger and Stampin UP; cardbase by The Paper Co.
Thanks for looking.

Thank you card

I made this little thank you card for a very nice lady that sent me a wonderful prize package for the Caring Hearts card Drive. My husband and I were in shock by the amount of goodies she sent and I just had to send her a card. I'm also using this card for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World  I've never done anything with Moxie Fab before so I thought I would try. Here's my card. Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: Lots of scraps so I'll do the best I can- die cut by Sizzix; sticker by Karen Foster; embossing template by Provo Craft; patterned paper by Sunborn, Provo Craft and unknown; cardstock by The Paper Co; SEI, Stampin Up and Sunborn; ink by Ranger.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches-United

I did this layout using the sketch from Sassy Lil sketches. It is another layout for the 11 calendars that have to be done by Christmas. So to spice things up for me I am using challenges and sketches to make it not so boring. This sketch was perfect for these pictures. Supplies: PP by Creative Memories and unknown; plain blue paper by Hot off the Press; white paper by Sunborn and The Paper  Co; ink by Colorbox, Close to my Heart and Stampin UP; mist by Tattered Angels; stamps by Clear Dollar stamps and letter stamps are unknown; border punch by EK Success. Thanks for looking.

IDIC Challenge #32

This week at I Did It Creations our challenge is to create a vintage Christmas card. We are sponsored by Hope Jacare and you can find and purchase those images here. I'm out of my comfort zone for this challenge and am not really sure I have given the category justice, however I gave it my best shot. Be sure to stop be the other DT gals blogs to see what they came up with. But for now here is my card.
Supplies: Crackle Paint by Ranger, Brads by Creative Imaginations, word stickers by Bo Bunny, Digital stamp by Hope Jacare, colored in used Stampin Up Aqua pens; patterned paper by Hot off the press; lace in unknown; chipboard plate by Tim Holtzs; ink by Ranger.
So go check out the the blog post over at I Did it Creations for some more amazing inspiration from our fabulous DT. You won't be disappointed.

One other thing I wanted to tell you about is the New Discount Club for Scrap booking and Stamping Supplies Join now it's free! Click Below
a division of I Did It Creations
(you must be a member of the Yahoo Group
above to be given access to the shop)
Shop
They have fabulous prices and there is no membership fee involved. They also continue to add things to their shop on a daily basis and will take requests if they are available to them they will get it for you. It's worth looking into. I bought Spellbinders nesties label one for $15. They sell them at Hobby Lobby for 24.99. If you have a few minutes check it out.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Imaginisce cards I made

If you missed it yesterday, I sent in my application for the Imaginisce DT call this past weekend. I have a few (3) cards that didn't make my final cut to get sent in. So for fun I thought I would share them here.
This one the purple and white papers weren't Imaginisce so this one was a no. **Technique**On the bigger label I dipped the side of an acrylic block in ink and "stamped it" on the label in rows to give it color and interest. The rows don't have to be perfect because most of it is being covered up anyway. Supplies: Imaginisce unless otherwise indicated; white paper by The Paper Co; purple paper by The Paper Studio; ink by Ranger and Stamp it; die cut by Spellbinder label 1.



This next card is all Imaginisce products except the card base but there are older products in this one. I'm not sure how older products are looked upon in DT calls. Do the people that have the newest lines with all the trimmings where they spent a ton of money, get looked upon with more likeness then those that aren't able to afford the latest and greatest? I don't know. So I didn't send this one in. Supplies: stamp by The Paper Co; ink by Ranger; card base by Recollections.


This last one there wasn't near enough Imaginisce product in it but it will be great for Cards for Kids. Supplies: cardstock unknown; embossing folder by Provo Craft; stamp by The Paper Co; ink by Ranger and Stampin Up; punch by Stampin Up; turquois paper by Print works.

Be sure to check out the Imaginisce blog from now until Christmas for some amazing projects and giveaways. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over there!!!
http://www.imaginisceblog.com/

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cards all year Round and other stuff too

A new month brings a new challenge at Christmas Cards all year Round. This months challenge is to include either an image of santa or the word santa somewhere on your card. I have a few examples to show you. As I wrote this post out I realized I used a lot of older supplies. I must be getting ready for the holidays.
*Speaking of holidays, head over to the Imaginisce blog for some fabulous holiday giveaways. Wednesday was the 1st of December so the monthly sketch is up and you need to go blog hopping for your chance at a wonderful prize from Imaginisce. Winner will be announced December 6th so don't delay. Plus they are having something special going on with lots of special giveaways coming up. HEREs the link again for Imaginisce blog. Check back here tomorrow to see some Imaginisce projects that didn't make my cut for their DT call. I've got a handful of fun stuff to show.
**Another side note-Did you hear that Cards for Kids Round 4 has been extended to December 30th. You can send holiday cards in until the 16th of December. Get your cards in today. Warm a child's heart with a special card made just for them by you.
Now on with the cards.
 Supplies: card base and white cardstock (well it use to be white) by The Paper Co; gold and green cardstock along with the burgundy patterned paper and santa sticker are by Creative Memories; Burgundy cardstock unknown; flowers and leaf by Prima; brads old school that my MIL found in her desk; ink by Versamark, Stampin Up (I used a combination of Eggplant Envy/Burgundy/Real red to get the color to match the patterned paper) and Ranger; embossing powder by Stampendous; and spritz of Perfect Pearls by Ranger to glam up the sentiment.

I just love this card. Supplies: Santa paper by DCWV; red cs by Stampin Up; white cs by The Paper Co; Patterned paper by Provo Craft Slab from 2004! (Holy cow! That's old!) fiber is unknown; embossing folder by Provo Craft; stamp by Elle's Studio; inks by Stampin Up and Ranger.

 It is hard to see in the picture but the cream colored paper (that I don't know who makes it) has musical notes on it. It again is an oldie from my stash. It's original size was a 8 1/2 x 11. Haven't done that size in a while. Supplies: Sticker is unknown; hemp by Crafters Square; red paper by MME; silver paper by CM; border punch by SU; diecut by PC and ink by Ranger.

This paper is a little bit newer. Supplies: PP on the right is by Cosmo Cricket and on the left and in the middle is by Making Memories; sticker is unknown; diecut by PC; stamps by Fawn Lawn (love these letter stamps - they are the best), ink by Ranger and Close to my Heart, card base by Halcraft.
I sent this one in for Cards for Kids.

This last one I didn't turn in for DT but I did send it out for Cards for Kids. Supplies: PP by CM; embossing folder by PC; white cs by The Paper Co; card base by Halcraft.

So that's all for today. Come back tomorrow for some Imaginisce projects that I did.
I sent in my application for their DT and I thought it would be fun to show you what didn't make my cut. (or I didn't think it was 75% of their product.) Either way I made a bunch of stuff and would love to show you their great products at work. 

PS. Check out the Imaginisce Blog for the Dec 1st blog hop and sketch for your chance to win a wonderful prize. They are also doing some major prize giveaways due to the holidays so check them out for your chance to win.
Thanks:)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shannon's Sentiment's Blog Hop

Welcome to Shannon's Sentiment's Blog Hop. I am Cindy and you should have arrived here from Kapree's blog. Go HERE to the beginning of the hop if you have just stumbled upon this hop. At the end of this post is the special offer for the new release for a limited time only.
I have a bunch of goodies to show today. The first is a wreath digital stamp that I used my aqua pens by Stampin Up to color the image in. They just give it a softer look then the Copic markers and with the bold paper at the bottom of this card I wanted a softer look on top.
Supplies: Card by Halcraft (love them!!); ribbon by Stampin Up; Green paper by Autumn Leaves; white paper by The Paper Co; Hemp by Crafters Square; embossing folder by Provo Craft; ink by Stampin Up and Close to My Heart; Stamp by Elle's Studio.

My next card features a new little technique that I have been playing with. I have these embossing markers. (I think my mom bought them at garage sale.) So I took them and colored them over the white of the mittens. Then I sprinkled white embossing powder on them and heat embossed them. Ta-Da! The only thing is lost the outline of my mitten so I went over that part with a Sharpie. I used the aqua pens on this image.

Supplies: Patterned paper by Bo Bunny; white cardstock by The Paper Co; Embossing folder by Provo craft; fibers unknown; ink by Stampin Up; embossing powder by Stampendous; other-sharpie

So for this third card I used stamp resist technique for the sky, whereby you stamp with Versamark or any embossing ink, sprinkle on embossing powder and heat set with heat gun. After image is set, apply your favorite ink to the image either by placing the stamp pad directly on the image or using some type of medium to get it from the ink pad onto the image. In this case I used a cosmetic wedge. which tends to put ink on unevenly but I wanted uneven for the sky. I then used the embossing marker again (same as above card) and it didn't work as good  but I liked the results. I think because it was a bigger area I didn't ink the paper enough for the embossing powder to hold on to and raise up. I loved the way it looked with this scene-kinda sparkly and bumpy-kinda like snow.

Supplies: Patterned paper by Bo Bunny and Sweet Water Scrapbooks' Card and black and white cardstock by The Paper co; blue cardstock by Sunborn; ink by Versamark and Memento; stamp by Elle's Studio; Embossing powder by Ranger; Scallop die cut by Spellbinders.
That's all I have for today but I will have a challenge on December 4th at Shannon's Sentiments (right HERE). All the images in the above cards can be purchased Here.  
The special will be 20% for the release.  Code SSDEC2Special20 is good until Dec. 8th
Your next stop on the blog hop is to our guest designer Patti.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sketches in Thyme-sketch #10

This is the last one for the open challenge at Sketches in Thyme. I used sketch #10 for this one.

Supplies:PP by Creative Memories; cardstock by Sunborn and the Paper Co; Stamps by Close to my Heart; ink by Versa mark and Stampin Up
Thanks for looking

Sketches in Thyme-sketch #11

I have two more layouts for Sketches in Thyme open challenge. The first one is from Sketch #11
PP by Creative Memories, Sunborn and unknown; cardstock by Coredinates, Sunborn, The Paper Co,and unknown; stamps by Clear Dollar Stamp Co and unknown; ink by Versamark, Stampin Up and Stamp It; embossing powder by Stampendous; Punches by Stampin Up, Creative Memories and Martha Stewart.