Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Fancy Flashback

Welcome to the FANCY FRIDAY BLOG HOP for a
"Tags" Challenge!
My fancy friends and I are BACK! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc) that you can even participate in!  This month we are doing FLASHBACK FRIDAY! We select an old stamp set but use NEW product with it.

I have limited internet right now. So I will be back later tonight to tell you how I did the card and to share a FLASHBACK photo of myself! YOU WILL FREAK!







Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!
Cindy

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Connie Collins by clicking on the next button below! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You Plus Me = Friends - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are finishing our January 2015 box from Stampin' UP this week. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog! We usually do 4 projects each month, but this month has 5 Thursdays which means our viewers get an EXTRA project this month! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too.  Now on to my EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA projects this 5th week... Some of us are attending the Stampin UP Leadership Conference in Orlando right now! I am excited to see friends, learn about how to boost my Stampin biz, to get inspired and have FUN!!! These cards are what I created along the way for card swaps at Leadership.
The first one above, I used the Painted Petals Stamp Set with Crisp Cantaloupe. I punched the Very Vanilla cardstock with the 2.5" circle punch to create the "window" for the sentiment which was stamped in Pear Pizzazz. I definitely agree with this saying this week! My Stampin UP friends are definitely like family to me!
I received a package of the Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes and I wanted to whip up some easy and fast cards for friends. All you need is the You Plus Me Stamp Set, the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape, Gold Glimmer Paper punched in the small heart punch, Gold Sequins Trim and Basic Black Baker's Twine. Don't forgot to add a Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers Heart Shape! Love this trendy color combo of Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Gold and Whisper White. 
Last is my general swap card. Again using the You Plus Me Stamp Set here. I did use the striped paper from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the Red Glimmer Paper for some bling. Colors are Real Red, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana. This was easy to mass produces about 30 of these babies!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Monday, January 26, 2015

MDS Monday Sketch Challenge #99

Here we go with sketch challenge #99! Did I just say 99? Oh wow! Wait until next week!
I have been on the fence with MDS lately. Not sure about the future of the program but I truly still love it and THANK GOODNESS we still have MDS Monday around after 99 sketch challenges that can bring me to create with a digital medium for my scrapbooking heart. Here is a great layout for a birthday or any celebration! Use all kinds of Designer Series Paper with the rectangle punches and fill your circle (or other shape if you wish) punches with photos. 
Challenge Guidelines:
  • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
  • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
  • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 31st @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 

You can give the challenge a try and submit your own page if you click on the MDS Monday button on the right side! 

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you today to get into 
MDS Mondays and our challenges!
Cindy 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Washi Sheet Crazy - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

 Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are wrapping up our January 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog! I feel it is AMAZING Occasions Catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration this year is the BEST EVER! You are going to want it ALL! We have 5 Thursdays this month so each week you will see all NEW items with a variety of inspiring creations from the Artisan Design Team! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my projects this 4th week with the ever cute and versatile Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets!

My card above was so fun to make! It also reminds me of my friendship with my two besties : Kim and Christine! 3 hearts = 1 happy friendship so this card is for them. I love those ladies! I put a piece of the sheets on Whisper White cardstock and then punched them with the Sweetheart Punch. The background swirls are handmade with the Crushed Curry Stampin Marker for some whimsy artsy fun. The sentiment (which I adore) is a Sale-a-bration stamp set called A Happy Thing Stamp Set. You should definitely get it just for this one stamp! But wait there is more.....
I punched a few more of those Crushed Curry Designer Washi Sheet hearts to make a quick baby boy card. I added the Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape, Sweet Dreams Designer Button, and the yummy Hello Honey 5/8" Quilted Cotton Ribbon. Quick and easy!
And then I needed a birthday card for my brother so back to the Washi Sheets and the Balloon Framelits Dies to make it. I even added some Washi Sheets in strips on the sides. Of course the Celebrate Today Stamp set completes it! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you to 
create with the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thank You Blooms - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are half way thru our January 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog! I feel it is AMAZING Occasions Catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration this year is the BEST EVER! You are going to want it ALL! We have 5 Thursdays this month so each week you will see all NEW items with a variety of inspiring creations from the Artisan Design Team! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 3rd week...
First, I must say that I love each and every pattern in this BEAUTIFUL Designer Series Paper called Painted Blooms. I especially was drawn to this tulip pattern the most. I also went to the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies to create a gift card holder. I thought that a little $10.00 gift card would make a perfect thank you treat for someone special. My favorite part of this project was the stamped flowers! I did an oldie but a goodie technique called "rock and roll". I stamped first in Daffodil Delight ink then rock-n-rolled the edges of the stamp in Rose Red ink. I did add a new step - I spritzed it with water just a bit to soften the colors. It was so fun to play with this classic technique!  I also forgot how much I love the color Wild Wasabi! Great green color for spring! Ah, spring....get here soon!
I hope this inspires you will get out that designer series paper you love, buy that Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and make a little gift to say thank you to someone special in your life!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wood You Be Mine? - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are just starting on our January 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog that went live on January 6th! I feel it is AMAZING Occasions Catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration this year is the BEST EVER! You are going to want it ALL! We have 5 Thursdays this month so each week you will see all NEW items with a variety of inspiring creations from the Artisan Design Team! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 2nd week...
My first card shows off hunky Lumberjack Man from the "Wood You Be Mine?" Photopolymer Stamp Set. I did not expect to like this stamp set however I found it very fun to color in the images with Blendabilities! Some other fun elements I did: spritzing with Basic Black and Baked Brown Sugar ink and alcohol in Aqua Painter, using the strip of hearts thinlits from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, the frames using the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack and square collection framelits dies.
My second card shows off the bold pattern ampersand from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Hardwood Stamp Set with Baked Brown Sugar ink for my background to play up the "wood" part of the sentiment. See that jagged edge of the ampersand layer? It is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and it ties in with the same shape in the washi tape. You get just 4 each of this pattern in the stack, but I thought you could use the ampersand from the You Plus Me Stamp Set as well on Smoky Slate Cardstock maybe stenciled with stripes. This would be if you wanted to do a card buffet class with this design.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrate Today - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Happy NEW Year!
Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are just starting on our January 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 6th! I feel it is AMAZING Occasions Catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration this year is the BEST EVER! You are going to want it ALL! We have 5 Thursdays this month so each week you will see all NEW items with a variety of inspiring creations from the Artisan Design Team! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 1st week...
I was immediately drawn to this fun bundle in our box of goodies! It includes the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Balloon Framelits Dies. The stamp set has so many options to create balloons of all kinds. I loved the idea of using this stamp set to create some birthday cards for the upcoming year. You can whip some great cards up in a flash with this set. Some of my favorite things on these cards are great stamping tips too! The background is the stamp set's dots that I stamped off once to get a softer look and stamped several times on the layer. I also shaped the Stamp set's balloon string into a curve. This is easy to do with the photopolymer stamps because they are flexible.
See the fun fuzzy pom poms? I made them with the Strawberry Slush Twine and the NEW Whisper White Painted Blooms Cotton Twine. I wrapped it around my finger tip about 10 times. Took a 6" piece of twine and unraveled it to just two threads strings to tie around the loops in the middle. Double knot it too! Then cut the loops and unravel the twine with your fingers. Shape your pom pom ball by trimming with scissors. I have always wanted to try making these and it fits the theme of the cards perfectly. 
Off to a great start for 2015 so far! I have some birthday cards ready!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!