Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot challenge

Week 2 for the challenge at Chalk Ah Lot. The challenge is Easter with chalk.

I have a new card to share today using powdered chalk colors Gem and Floggy by Stamp N Plus. I used a cosmetic sponge with paint and chalk mixed together to form the background colors. I used watercolor paper for this card to get a textured look. The Egg stamps can by found HERE and are also by Stamp N Plus. The sentiment stamp can be purchased by calling Luann at 715-271-1873. I've included a picture below showing you all the sentiments that come with your order. Very versatile and worth every penny.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stamp N Plus Easter Blessings

Stop by the Stamp N Plus blog to see what the other ladies have made this week. I made this Easter card which my husband praised me on using a tulip egg stamp by Stamp N Plus. I colored it in using Distress Markers by Ranger. The ink is by Hero Arts-love this bold black ink and Ranger distress inks on the die cut by Spellbinders. The ribbon is from my stash, patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, Cardstock by Provo Craft and embossing folder by Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.

Thanks for looking. 

Challenges: (egg as my stamped image)

Friday, March 29, 2013

A Bridal Shower card

I used my Cricut to create the label dies. I accidently got glue in the center and was so mad it wouldn't come off. I took a scrap from my desk and snipped the edges to put over the mistake and love the way it turned out. 

The background cardstock is by Sunborn where I stamped a Hero Arts stamp in a grey ink by Stampin Up. I then stamped my sentiment (by Sweet Stamps or Sweet Impressions Stamps) on the grey cardstock banner thingy using Hero Arts black ink. Once I adhered the label to the cardstock I went through my flower drawer and found these black and grey roses by Recollections. The flowers underneath them are from misc companies from way back before I cared what company made what product. The glitter dots are by Recollections.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter Layout

Each year for Christmas I make multiple calendars for family members. This year I made 13 calendars. For my husbands family the layouts are similar because they are all the same photos. For my blended family each one is unique/a little bit different. 

For this page I used patterned paper by Flair Designs (circa 2008) and then the grass paper is even older. The title is a die cut from my Cricut cartridge Phrases. It's four different layers-I love that. The egg stamps are by Stamp N Plus using ink by Colorbox.

Thanks for taking a look.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Blessings Calla Lily Card

I love the simple look of the card today. The image, sentiment, and powdered chalks mixed paint are all products by Stamp N Plus. I used old Creative Memories paper and some recycled ribbon. The tag is cut out using my Cricut with cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. Ink by Hero Arts. 
This card is for the Easter with chalk challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot.
Thanks for looking. 2016) (Closed)


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Card

I have lots of Easter to share with you this week. Saturday I was on an Easter card making kick. The challenge now is to get them in the mail on time for people to receive them before Sunday. 

For this card I heat embossed a background stamp by Hero Arts with white embossing onto Bazzill cardstock. The patterned paper behind it is by Basic Grey. The eggs were stamped on Strathmore watercolor paper and colored in using Distress markers. The ribbon is by American Crafts, sentiment by Stamp N Plus and die cut by Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Wedding card with sequins

I'm sharing this wedding day card featuring sequins for the Blog Hop challenge at Papertrey Ink. I recently received a gift certificate to their store and love their selection. 
For my card I placed gold sequins along the side and placed a pearl inside each one. I love the look of sequins and hop its a trend that sticks around. Thanks for looking.

Manly Monday

I have another Manly Sympathy card to show today. This one I used a stamp by Hero Arts with ink by Stampin Up. I layered onto it patterned paper scraps by Basic Grey (stripes) ans The Paper Loft (checked). The circles were cut out using my Creative Memories cutting system. The brown circle paper is by Color Aid and is stamped with a sentiment by Fiskars using Colorbox ink.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot Easter challenge

The new challenge theme at Chalk Ah Lot is:

Easter with chalk.

I painted the Easter Eggs with paint and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. The stamps are also by Stamp N Plus which the eggs can be found HERE  and the sentiment is part of a sheet of sentiments I've included a photo below. If you are thinking of ordering this sentiment sheet give Luann a call at 715-271-1873 to place your order. Please tell her Cindy sent you.

For the rest of my card the kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co, patterned paper by K and Co, watercolor paper by Strathmore, stamp ink by Hero Arts, twine by Crafters Square, ribbon by American Crafts and button from my stash.

Thanks for looking.



Saturday, March 23, 2013

Special Day

I'm posting this card for the Stamp N Plus Blog today. The sentiment stamp can be found HERE. I love how this stamp could be used for a birthday, wedding, religious ceremony like baptism or any occasion. It is so versatile. 
I learned how to make this fun pinwheel over at Desire's blog. She is super creative and does some fun techniques showcased on her beautiful cards. 
The patterned paper is by K and Co. It came on a small pad with a decorative edge. The cardstock is by DCWV and the ink for the stamp is by Hero Arts. 
I punched the circles out using an EK Success punch and the scallop circles using my Cricut Storybook cartridge. The center of the pinwheel is a glittery dot by Recollections. They were on sale a few months ago so I stocked up. The ribbon on my card is by Offray and the buttons are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bottle Cap kind of day

It's a bottle cap kind of day. I found this set of bottle caps at Hobby Lobby and had my husband make them flatter to fit through the mail without extra postage. I intended this card for a birthday. I usually put greetings on the inside of cards. The background stamp is by Cloud 9 which I stamped in different stamp pads of turquoise. The die cut in the center is super old so I layered on it the Spellbinders scalloped circles along with the bottle cap and a K and Co puffy sticker. I had to use Glossy Accents to get the sticker to adhere to the bottle cap. I sewed around the edge of the big old die cut to add interest and then a bow at the bottom for texture. The sentiment stamp and ink are by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: (the background stamp is made of circles) cuts (behind the bottle cap) dimension (bottle cap)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

He is Risen

I made this card using patterned paper by Stampin Up and old Provo Craft. The cross stamp is by Stampin Up which I colored in with my Copic markers. The die cut it's on is by Spellbinders. I placed purple tulle behind the image and sentiment. The sentiment stamp is from Stamp N Plus stamped with Hero Arts ink. It is one of many that you get when you order the picture below. The leaf stamps were in my stash and I'm not sure their manufacturer. 

Thanks for looking.

Call Luann at 715-271-1873 to order this sheet of rubber stamps. Tell her Cindy sent you.

Challenges: (stash item-tulle)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bicycle kind of day

Love this Lawn Fawn bike stamp. It screams spring to me. Other stamps I used to make my scene:
Clouds by Imaginisce
grass by Lawn Fawn (different set)
the sun is made by Fancy Pants 
The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink
I stamped the bike and the sentiment with Hero Arts black ink and then colored in the bike with distress markers. The clouds were stamped and then filled with Stickles.
For the grass I masked off the bottom of the bike to create low spots where the tires of the bike are. The sun isn't actually a sun stamp. Its a doodled circle with some straight line accessories. I then loaded the sun with Stickles.

This would make a great birthday card..

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When life's too much to stand

I made this thinking of you card using polka dot patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and some scraps from my stash. The flower stamp is by Hero Arts and I colored it in with distress markers. The inside of the card says kneel. It seems like a lot of people around me have fallen on hard times, unexpected deaths, job losses, found out they have some disease and so on. This would be a great encouragement card for a faithful friends.  

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: goes with a sentiment

Monday, March 18, 2013

Manly Monday

I made this card for a gentleman at work for his retirement. The background patterned paper is by Basic Grey, scalloped edge is by K and Co and striped by DCWV. The dies in the center are by Spellbinders for the square and stampin Up for the pennants. The for you stam is also by Stampin Up. I used Ranger distressing ink to highlight the square die cut in the center. The eyelet and twine are from my stash.

Thanks for looking. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Love card

This love card would be great for a wedding or anniversary card. 

I used MME patterned paper throughout the card along with some tulle and ribbon left over from a friends wedding. The love stamp is from Autumn Leaves and the flowers are from Petaloo and Making Memories-old stuff from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Anniversary Wishes

I have a plain and simple anniversary card to share today. 

The patterned paper is by Recollections (right side of card) and the Paper Studio for the center hearts. I cut the hearts out using the Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. In the center the purple cardstock has been matted onto a darker purple to give the card more depth. Another way to give the card depth, I popped up the inside heart with foam adhesive. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, the sentiment stamp is by Papertrey Ink and ribbon by Offray.

Thanks for looking

Challenges: double (2 hearts)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Easter

I have an Easter card for today's post. The egg stamps are by Stamp N Plus and can be found HERE. The background and sentiment stamps are by Hero Arts with ink for all the stamps by Ranger. The sentiment is on a die cut by Spellbinders. The eggs were sprayed with water and Perfect Pearls and then hand cut out. The cardstock is by Recollections and Bazzill. Ribbon by Offray and Heidi Swapp for Fiskars. The chipboard flower is by Making Memories and the button from my stash. 

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Eggstravagansa

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

To my Mother

I'm working on making Mother's Day cards and thought I'd share one with you today. This one I used sentiment stamps by Stamp N Plus and the ink is by Hero Arts. Love that bold black ink. The flower was cut out using my Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge. I sprayed it with Smooch Spritz by Clear Snap before assembling it. The center is flower is one of those little roses you find at craft stores. The back of the flower is a heat embossed stamp by Hero Arts with ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampendous. The pink color comes from Spun Sugar distressing ink. As a whole the stamped background was a fail but a small portion cut out using my Spellbinders die made the perfect background for my flower. The leaves are by Prima and the patterned paper for this card is by Imaginisce.

Thanks for stopping by.

If you are interested in the sentiment stamp I used for this card check out all of them that you get in the picture below. You can call and order it at 715-271-1873. Tell Luann that you saw it on Cindy's blog.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Manly Monday

I made this card for a gentleman at work but it could be used for a boy or girl. It was a big hit with everyone.
The sentiment is made from alphabet stamps by Lawn Fawn. The patterned paper is by K and Co (map) and DCWV (stripes). The eyelet is from my moms sewing stash and the twine by Darice. The kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co.

Thanks for looking.


I found some male cards to share with you.
This one is colored so perfectly
Awesome robot card

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New chalk project

 There's a new chalk challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe:
Include green and chalk on your card or project. 

Chalk doesn't necessarily have to be green, just green somewhere on your card and some chalk somewhere on your card. Please tell me where the chalk is in your blog post. {thanks}

For my card I started off by trying to paint the chipboard frame with Elmer's glue and powdered chalk Cool Green. It peeled off very easily and I didn't like that. So I flipped the chipboard over revealing the sticky side and decided to pat green chalk on the sticky part. It worked like a charm.  

The stamped image in the center of the frame is Shamrock Spray and can be found HERE. In the shamrocks I glued on an individual bead for the centers. The cool green powdered chalk can be found HERE. The rest of the supplies for this card include patterned paper by Best Creations (stripes) and The Paper Studio (shamrocks) The brads are by American Crafts, frame by Prima, circle punch by EK Success, scallop die cut cut out using my Cricut and finally cardstock by DCWV (green) and Recollections (black and white). The beads in the centers of the shamrocks are a recycled item with no name on the tube and the sentiment rub on is from a crop where they didn't give us the packaging, just the rub-ons in an unmarked baggie.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: or St Patty's Day

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sending many thanks

This card showcases one of my favorite color right now. The green is more of a blue green and is so much fun to work with. The stamps for this card are by Unity Stamp Co. The green die cut is cut from Recollections cardstock using a Spellbinders die. I then embossed the circle once it was cut. The larger circle is a die cut made by Elle's Studio. I love the way it adds some white to make the green die cut stan out but how it also enters more colors to the card. 
I wrapped some hemp around the two papers to hide the seam. The patterned paper on the left is by Colorbok and the paper on the right is by Bo Bunny.

Thanks for looking.

Thank you card from SNP

I took a little blog break this week. Back into the swing of things this weekend.
I'm posting this card for the Stamp N Plus blog. The basket Stamp J1450 is on a Spellbinders die cut. I used Ranger Distress ink Worn Lipstick. The sentiment sticker is by K and Co, patterned paper by Making Memories, border punch by EK Success, embossing folder by Provo Craft and cardstock by Recollections. 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Basket of yarn

I stamped this basket of yarn at a Stampin Up party I was at. I didn't stamp the yarn close enough to the basket so I took another one and cut the yarn out to fill up my basket. I colored in the image using my distress markers. I used purple tulle behind the image to spice things up. The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Manly Monday

I had a request for male sympathy cards and I came up with these two cards. 

The background stamp is by Hero Arts and the other stamps are by Stampendous. The chipboard leaves are painted with crackle paint. The border punch for the first card is by Stampin Up and the second card is Fiskars. 

Thanks for looking.

I haven't been able to cruise around to many blogs this week to find some more manly cards. However I did find and love THIS one.

Best Wishes

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge

New cards for the Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge:

This first card I used the powdered chalks by Stamp N Plus in colors Gem and Floggy. I dabbed a cosmetic wedge with paint and the powdered chalk and rubbed it onto the cardstock.

The cloud stamp M1364 can be found HERE it is also by Stamp N Plus. 
Patterned paper by MME, Bo Bunny and The Paper Studio, glitter cardstock by DCWV, scallop circle die cuts and scallop edge/border by Spellbinders, circular sentiment by Jillibean Soup, embossed flower by Cuttlebug, center gem by Studio 112, ink for the cloud stamp by Stampin Up and leaves by Prima.

For my second card I combined the colors Passion and metallic gold for the background. The sentiment stamp can be found HERE.
Patterned paper by Imaginisce, gems by Want 2 Scrap, cardstock by Recollections, ink for the stamp by Hero Arts and embossed flowers by Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Scenic card for a special day

I have been playing with masking lately. I use the Inkadinkado masking paper because it works so well and comes in a compact size. This die cut is from my Cricut using the Creative Memories Holiday frames and tags cartridge. I cut out the shape and then cut out a frame around it. I then traced the outside of the shape and the inside of the frame on to masking paper then cut them out. From there I used my distressing inks (Broken China and Peeled Paint) to give the scene its outside appearance. Then I stamped THIS (M878) grass stamp multiple times along the bottom and THIS sun stamp on top in yellow. The ink I used on the sun is by Colorbox and the ink for the grass is by Close to my Heart.

The cardstock used on my card is by Recollections and Creative Memories (sand circle). The background patterned paper is from a fun pad by Die Cuts with a View called The Linen Closet pad and the scalloped edge patterned paper is by October Afternoon. I used punches by EK success for the sentiment and an embossing edge folder by Darice.  

The sentiment stamp can be found HERE and the ink used for the sentiment is by Hero Arts.
It is one I use for multiple occasions such as birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation or I use it on the insides of cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day, random holidays that don't usually get a card and some religious ceremonies. 

Check out my Manly Monday cards for other examples using this masking technique and grass stamp.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Christmas Cards all Year Round March challenge

New challenge up at Christmas Cards All Year Round

The challenge is Sparkle and Bling on your card. 

I made this card with lots of Stickles, well lots for me. I had this paper flower from Oriental Trading Co and I put Stickles on the lines in the pattern. Then I went over the embossing with red Stickles. Then to top off my bling I added a button with a line of rhinestones. 

Start working on your Christmas cards for 2013 or submit it to Paper Crafts Magazine to be published this next winter. HERE's the link

Thanks for stopping by.