Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love Notes

Oops! Forgot to post this card. My bad. In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day I have this card to share with you.
I made the rosette out of fabric and the layers in the center are stickers. The left side is stamped and heat embossed then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.Die cut behind rosette is by Spellbinders
Have a fabulous rest of your day:)


Challenges:
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/(TU#53)-He loves me, He loves me not
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/(TU)-Have a heart (my old item is the twill)
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/(TU#24)-All about love (my old item is the twill)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Manly Monday

This card is similar to an orange manly Monday I posted recently. I loved the way it looked in blue and had to share it with you. I used alcohol inks on glossy paper, stamped the man in Memento black ink and then embossed it on my Cuttlebug.
Thanks for looking.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #2

It's week two for the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge chalk DIRECT TO PAPER. You can buy the powdered chalk HERE and stamps can be bought HERE.

Here is an explanation of the chalks:
There are 4 types of chalks; powder, dust, metallic and florescent. All powder and dust colors contain an additive which helps to bind the chalk to paper.  A fixative is not required when using the powder and dust colors.  

The metallic and fluorescent colors do not contain the same additive as the powder and dust; therefore they do require a fixative be applied either over or under the metallic and florescent colors.

Powder:  These colors contain an additive which allows different shades to be created.  The degree of change depends on the amount of chalk and pressure applied.  Eight of the powder colors containan additive which creates special effects, including  exciting streaks of color throughout your design.  

Dust:  These are very subtle colors.  The effect you achieve is most like the pallet chalks but can be applied with much more ease.  Their texture allow for a versatility that pallet chalks do not.  

Fluorescent:  These colors are very bright brilliant colors.

Metallic:  These colors provide a rich dazzle and shine.  Stardust, our most popular metallic adds a special shimmer to any design.  It can be added to any area or used to cover your whole design and give luster to the entire piece of art.  

Stardust can also be used to create many metallic colors.  By mixing 1 part Stardust with 2 parts of any powder, dust or florescent color, you can create a rainbow of metallic colors. Stardust can also enhance any of your matte pigment inks by lightly applying Stardust over the stamped image with a cotton ball while the ink is still wet.   This will change any of your matte color pigment ink pads to a rich metallic color.  
Here is the card I made:

Using a cosmetic wedge, I put chalk on the background cardstock to turn the pink slightly red. The heart is a Spellbinders die. Patterned paper is by DCWV and the sentiment I cut out with my Cricut. I heat embossed the heart stamp using Versa Mark ink and Stampendous embossing powder. Red cardstock by Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.
Challenges:
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/-Embossing
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/-Use ribbon
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/-Valentine's
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/-Valentine's/Love
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/-Valentine's



Robyn's Fetish Challenge #92

This week's challenge at Robyn's Fetish challenge is MAKE IT SPARKLE. We are sponsored and given images by Gingerloft Digi Stamps. I used my powdered chalks to color in the image and then used Stickles for the sparkle part. I wish it would photograph better because the chalk and paint I used has a beautiful shimmer to it. You can find the chalks HERE.


The patterned paper is by MME and the cardstock by DCWV. The stamp is by Fiskars and the ink by Staz-on. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love card

Today I am showing you another card using the digital papers by Bearly Mine Designs. I love the vintage look to the edges of this particular paper. The stamps are by Tim Holtz with ink by Memento. The stickers are by Jolee's/EK Success and the red cardstock is by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/(F#5)-Love is in the air

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthday blues

I made this card to sell at the local scrapbook store. I had to fiddle with it a lot to get it out the door. I really love border punched right now but am slightly bored with the ones I have. Oh well I'll just keeping on using what I have. Like this Martha Stewart punch is an oldie but a goodie in my opinion. 
The flower on the kraft paper is heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
It's different then what I normally create but I still like it.






Wednesday, January 25, 2012

winner of my blog candy

The winner of my blog candy is #24 and that is Liz Terrazas. Congrats Liz. Get a hold of me so I can mail out your prize. Thanks to everyone else for becoming a follower. I hope you will stick around.

BLENDS Blog Hop


You have exactly one more hour to join in/finish up the blog hop. I have to go to work but will be home later this evening. I will choose a winner for my blog candy and post it tonight before I go to bed. 

You will have 3 days to get contact me and redeem your prize. If I don't hear back from you I will pick someone else. To get a hold of me click the email button on the right side bar. Or you could leave your email addy in the comments field of any post. They all get sent to my email.

I heart U card

Click HERE for Blends Blog Hop
Click HERE for Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge
Click HERE for Robyn's Fetish challenge

I made this card using a digi heart from Robyn's Fetish and digital paper by Bearly Mine Designs.The outside paper is by Deja Views, flower by OTCo and leaf by Prima. The Stickles are distressed and give the image some dimension. Thanks for looking.





Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Love card


Here is a love card I made for Valentine's day. I hope you like it. 

Supplies:
Patterned paper Echo Park and The Paper Studio
Cardstock by Recollections and unknown
border punch by Martha Stewart
Chipboard hearts by Making Memories
Stamped sentiment by Fiskars and ink by Stampin' Up

Thanks for looking.




Monday, January 23, 2012

Manly Monday


Plain and simple. I say blah but my husband says this is perfect but maybe minus the rope. Whatever. Guys just don't know a good card when they see it. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

BLENDS Blog Hop

For Robyn's Fetish challenge click HERE
For Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge click HERE

Welcome to the BLENDS (blog + friends) blog hop. 


If you are just joining in here is a list of all the participants:
Cindy (that's me)

We were asked to create a project based on one of Jessica's posts. Here is the card I based my card on:


This is the sketched she used by Unity KOM sketch challenge:


Here is my card:

patterned paper by Deja Views, embossing folder by Tim Holtz, sentiment sticker by SRM Stickers, ink by Colorbox and Memento, stamp by Stamp N Plus Scrap N, cardstock by Recollections.

For this hop I am offering a small candy prize to one lucky person that comments on this post from now until the hop ends. You must be a follower to my blog to be eligible to win. Here is a picture of my candy:



As for the hop, Jessica has many great sponsors and prizes to offer to some lucky people that leave a comment on each of the blog hop participants blogs.
First we have a new release by Whimsical design stamps.


Then from Julie K from A Little Bit of Bling and 3 Girl Jam she is offering a Valentine's ribbon bundle.


Jessica is offering 3 different grab bags of 16 Unity stamps in each. She decorated them ever so pretty.


Jessica is also offering 2 lucky hoppers one set (5 pins per set) of her handmade corsage pins:


And then she is offering a $10 gift certificate to Pink by Design.

Here are the rules:
Hop along to each of the blog hop participants blogs
Leave a comment and become a follower at each stop
Stop back to Jessica's Craft Shaque and tell her your favorite project and what you thought of the entire hop
The BLENDS Blog Hop ends Wednesday, January 25th

For a chance to receive more prize entries you could do of the following:
Create a project using one of Jessica's past creations as your inspiration. Post it to your blog and tell what project it was or what it was that inspired you. Then leave a comment and link in the comments section at Jessica's Craft Shaque by the end of the hop

Other ways to get into the drawing of prizes is spread the word about the hop.
Create a link on your blogs sidebar
Create a blog post about the hop
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Post to online forums
One extra entry for each time you spread the news
Be sure to let us know you've spread the news by leaving a link on Jessica's blog

Only those people that follow these rules will be eligible for the prizes
Winners will be chosen randomly and will be posted as soon as the hop is over (and we get our ducks in a row).

Thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the BLENDS blog hop.

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #2

Click here for BLENDS Blog Hop

This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe our challenge is CHALK DIRECT TO PAPER. So no paint or water or glue or anything just the chalk. I dusted my chalk onto the bottom portion of the card. It's light but it does have these fun streaks in it. I love the way they stand out. The flourish on the card was brushed with chalk and paint. You can find the powdered chalks HERE. They are truly fabulous. I have been using them on everything lately. The butterfly and sentiment stamps are by Stamp N Plus Scrap N. Thanks for looking:)




Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #91

This week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge the challenge is LOVE. So pull out your Valentine goodies for this fun challenge.
We are sponsored by Bearly Mine Designs, the cool background paper and Robyn's Fetish for the I heart U image. The paper set is called Love Dream Set.


Supplies:
Lacy ribbon by Oriental Trading Co.
Polka dot ribbon by American Crafts
Flowers by Petaloo, Making Memories and Prima
Brads by The Paper Studio
Stickles by Ranger Industries
Decorative scissors by Pioneer


Challenges:
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/(W)- Love or Valentine's
http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/(Mo#20)-Love is in the air

Thanks for looking.



Saturday, January 21, 2012

Easel Card


My very first easel card. I love the way it turned out. I am so making more of these today. Patterned paper by Making Memories, cardstock by Recollections and Bo Bunny, die cuts by Spellbinders and Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge, pearls by Making Memories, border punch by Fiskars and decorative scissors by Pioneer.
Thanks for looking

**Don't forget to check out tomorrow for Sunday's triple posts. I have a new Robyn's Fetish challenge, a new Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge and Jessica's Craft Shaque BLENDS blog hop going on tomorrow. Stop back by and check it out. Jessica has some very cool prizes together for some lucky people. Someone like you:)




http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/(F)-Something old. The ribbon on this card is from when I worked in a dime store in high school. Quite old!
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/(F#24)-Out with the old
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/(F)- Anything goes
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/(F)-Make your own flower
http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/(TH)-Anything goes
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/(TH#1)-Floral
http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/(TH)-Going Dotty
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/(TH)-Anything Goes
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/(SU#84)-Ribbon
http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/(M)-Try something new-I've never made an easel card before
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/(M#56)-Anything Goes
http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/(Mo)-Dies Beaded circle by Spellbinders
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/(SU)-Anything Goes
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/(TU#46)-Any Occasion must use polka dots
http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/(TU#92)-Pretty Inside out
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/(TU#24)-Die cuts
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/(W#87)-Pink flower with pearls
http://www.ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/(W#17)-Fancy Folds


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snowy Thursday

Very fast post here. I have to leave super early to get to work. We got hammered with snow. School closings and everything. Have a great day. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Heart

Here is a new Valentine's day card I made. The scallop heart is a digi by Robyn's Fetish. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels and placed a Doodlebug sticker over that. The background stamp is by Anne Griffin with ink by Colorbox. Flowers by Oriental Trading Co and Petaloo. Sticker sentiment by Sticko/EK Success.
Thanks for looking.




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Any Occasion card

I made this card and didn't put a sentiment on it so when I needed this type of card I could add any sentiment to it. Oddly enough for me there is no stamping on this card. 


Challenges:
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/(SU)-Something new (bottom embossing folder is new to me)


Monday, January 16, 2012

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday card is for the fishermen in our lives. And seriously what guy doesn't like the look of camo? The background stamp on the card base is canvas by Stampin Up where as the fish stamps are by Close to my Heart and sentiment by The Paper Co.
I can't type anymore on the computer for now. My hands are sooo cold that it hurts. I hate being cold all the time. Bye for now.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #1

Our fabulous ANYTHING GOES challenge over at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe is entering the 2nd week and I have a new card to share. I love this stamp of clothes on the line. It along with the sentiment stamp can be found at Stamp N Plus Scrap N.
I used Pearl Purple and Gem colored chalk with paint and a bit of water. If you haven't used these chalks you should definitely get some HERE. They are so easy and fabulous to work with.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you join in the first challenge dedicated to using chalks.
To post your chalk creation to our challenge, which the prize is four chalks, click HERE.




Challenges:
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/(SU#147)-Texture (the purple cardstock is textured along with the glitter on the flower and then the chalk also gives a texture)

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #90


This week at The Robyn's Fetish challenge
Challenge # 90
THEME: Animals
SPONSOR: Di's Digi Downloads
PRIZE:  $10 voucher to Dis Digi Downloads Store.
Our images were provided by Robyn's Fetish
Here's my card:



I colored the image in with Copic markers. The cloud stamp is by Imaginisce and sentiment stamp by Fiskars. It's kind of plain for me but I like it:) It's such a cute image. A little ironic since we just got our first major snow storm on Friday and this is more of a spring image to me. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink/purple TY

Happy Saturday!! I'm very busy creating today so real quick some supplies:
cardstock-Recollections
label die cut-Studio 112
border sticker-Jolee's
purple flower-Creative Memories
pink flower Making Memories
white flower-Petaloo
pink roses-Martha Stewart
stamp-Hero Arts
ink-Stampin Up
border punch-Martha Stewart
So much for real quick:)


Challenges:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Brown border stamp card

Quick post today. I got a stupid headache and staring at the computer does not help it go away. This is one of the cards I made to sell at a local scrapbooking store. The background is a border stamp that I stamped four times in two different colors. The stamp is made by TPC Studio and the sentiment stamp is by Tim Holtz.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://cropstop.blogspot.com/(TH#53)-Quote


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Reminder

Don't forget the challenge going on at Robyn's Fetish. You have until Saturday, Jan 14th to link up.
No one has entered yet and the prize is 4 digi from Delicious Doodles. So hop to it :)
Here's the sketch:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thinking of you

I made a card using Basic Grey papers, Cosmo Cricket die cut, Chalk ah Lot chalk on the die cuts petals and a new stamp set by Hero Arts for the sentiment. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://basicgreychallenges.blogspot.com/(SA#60)-Something new. (new stamp)
http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/(M)-Something new-new sentiment stamp



Monday, January 9, 2012

Manly Monday

This weeks card is very plain and simple. It's hard to see but I heat embossed a clock in the square and then stamped the sentiment over it with chalk ink by Colorbox. The left side is aluminium foil. Striped paper is by Basic Grey. Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/(M#1)-recycled foil


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #1

Welcome to the first week of the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge. This challenge blog is the first of it's kind to require you to use chalk on your project/creation. 

The chalk that we get to play with is so much fun and versatile. It's a powder chalk by Stamp N Plus Scrap N It comes in a variety of colors that you can purchase in a set or individually. Here is a picture of the chalks:


It's a fun powder that you can use on its own or add it to other mediums such as paint, glue, Stickles, water, Gesso and much more. There are so many techniques that one could use with these chalks. The possibilities are endless. 

So for our first challenge, which will run for 2 weeks the theme is ANYTHING GOES.

For my card I used the color Gem  combined with paint and applied it directly onto the stamp using a paint brush and then stamped it onto my paper. The stamps (flourish and sentiment) can be purchased at The Stamp Affair



Be sure to check out what the other DT members did with the chalk.


Rules for our challenges 
 
With the exception of the first two challenges the rules are:  
You MUST use our Stamps and OUR Chalks!

Challenge Rules 

To be eligible for our Bi-Weekly Challenge prize.   Challenges always start on a Sunday and end thirteen days later on Saturday 2 pm Central time.

1) Become a follower of the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge blog.

2) All entries must be linked to the actual blog post and not to your blog.
 
3) Only entries posted during the current challenge are eligible

4) Entry must have a link back to the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge blog. 
5) Follow the theme
If your do not follow the rules you will not be eligible to win and your link will  be removed.
Sorry! =(
PRIZES There will be 1 bi-weekly winners. There will be 2 Chalk Board winners. Bragging rights and a blog badge! Thanks for joining us at Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenges !
Other supplies:
PP by Making Memories
CS-Bazzill and Chatterbox
Ink by Memento
Die cut by Spellbinders
Embossing folder by Provo Craft


Challenges:
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ (SA)-Something new (chalk )
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/(SA#4)-More than 2 layers

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #89

This week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge we have a sketch for you to follow. 
We were sponsored by Delicious Doodles.
Here is the sketch and my card using an image from Delicious Doodles.




I used a background stamp from Hero Arts to heat emboss with clear embossing powder on the red paper. I then sprayed the paper with Perfect Pearls and water. The present stickers are by Jolee;s and the felt ribbon by Oriental Trading Co. The circle was cut out using my Cricut and then stamped with a Fiskars dotted line circle using red ink by Stampin Up. I colored in the image with my Copic markers. The Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from Maya Road and the border punch is by Martha Stewart. White paper is by Recollections and the red by CGull. Thanks for looking.

Challenges
Thanks for looking

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fly away with me

I made this card for the secretary at my husbands dentist office. She was retiring. I almost didn't want to give it away. But I was nice and did. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/(TH/1-5) Case the card below
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/(W1-4)Something New (I never did a hot air balloon card before-new to me


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Published info and a calendar page

After so much that goes into making the calendars for my families, it has paid off. I am being published at Scrapbook dot com
My layout is the last one on the page. I'd love for you to check it out.

For today I have the first of 3 different January calendar pages to show you. I think the best part of this layout is I used all scraps of  found within my scrap room.

I still need to consider a resolution or goal if I'm going to for this year. My husbands goal is to get me out of this office make me set up shop downstairs. I'm reluctant to go to the basement. Then he will see how much stuff I really do have. Can't have that now, can we? 


Challenges:
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/-Color blue and 1 other color (red)
http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/-Something old (the snowman sticker is from 1996) & something new (it's a calendar for the new year)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Manly Monday

Finally back for Manly Monday. I was consumed with calendars throughout the month of December and had to put this post on hold. Here is my card for a dude:) Thanks for looking. See you tomorrow with a new creation.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Winner

Hi all. Just thought I would post the winner of my prize and that would be Jessica. Congrats Jessica and thank you to the others for playing. Jessica please email me your address:)
**Honestly I put in the number 6 for the max. Idk why it's being a pill.


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The Robyn's Fetish Challenge

Last day to enter the challenge HERE

I Did it Creations has a new name and that is The Robyn's Fetish challenge. Same great site and challenges just a new name, a new look and a few other things. Check out the site HERE for all the details.

This weeks challenge #88 is Anything goes and we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. I myself am still in denial that it could possibly be January 1st  and still living in fall colors. I chose to use Tom the turkey for my card this week. I'm just getting a jump start on Thanksgiving cards for 2012. Nothing like being prepared.


I colored him in with my Copic markers. The sentiment is a stamp by Colobok, I used distressing ink by Ranger and patterned paper and cardstock by Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.