Friday, December 30, 2011

Gift Card Holder

Happy Fridayyy! Last Friday of the year! How exciting! I want to show you a gift card holder I made for my brother in law. I used the gift card holder cut from the Cindy Loo cartridge and welded the border from the Art Philosophy cartridge :)
The sentiment is not straight at all lol I did this at the last minute.... so I didnt get a chance to do another one :( the Sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set. I distressed all around the border of the paper using Tim Holtz Winter Edition Distress ink pads. loooove them !
 This is how it looked when first cut.
 The final product. Again, I used the same distress inks to ink around the edges of the paper.

I wish I could explain this to you detail by detail, but I'd be terrible and plus, it's been done :) Click here to check out the Scrappin' with my bug's video on how to make gift card holders.

Thank you so much for looking and have a fantastic day!
♥ Cyndy

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Smash Book :)

Hello and good morning! I'm up early, have some final gift wrapping and gift card holders to make. Hopefully I have time to post 'em up! Anywhoo... I found a new addiction and wanted to share it with you guys :P I'm probably behind on this, but I think its pretttty cool hehe It's the Smash journal from K & Company... its like scrapbooking minus the layouts... just... err... smashing lol here, watch the video :)
I started mine and have been trying to use all my pre-cricut stickers, but I couldn't leave little ol' mr cricut :)
 It's really not as thick as it looks, I had forgotten to take some photos out. 
 I just added stickers to the title page. :)
 Here, I used "Love" from the Sweethearts cartridge and My Creative Time's 100% Sweetness stamp "My ♥ is with you!" stamp
This cute little sun guy is from the Doodlecharms cartridge, stamped with the cute face from Peachy Keen's The Cornies assortment. Below that is "You are my sunshine!" from MCT's Turn That Frown Upside Down stamp set. 

Sorry for the bad pictures, but thank you so much for looking! If I don't post later, I wish you all safe and happy holidays! 
♥ Cyndy

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Tag

Good morning! This weekend I got to play with my new toys for just a little bit hehe
I made a tag using my new [amazing] Art Philosophy cartridge. I used my Tim Holtz Winter Edition distress inks to distress it a bit. I started off by distressing all around the tag with Iced Spruce, then the corners with Evergreen Bough, and lastly adding the Festive Berries red to the remaining parts of the tag. I used the crop-a-dile big bite for the eyelet.
This girl and her wine glass is from My Creative Time's Keepin' It Classy set.
The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Winter Fun set.
Here is the back of the card. Same process for the distressin'. Im a newbie at distressing, but loving it!  Oh and did I forget to mention, I used my new Imagine for the paper? It's from the Imagine More cartridge. :)

Thank you for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snowflakes are...

Hello ! Another day closer to Christmas! I just love this holiday season! :) 
I have a simple card here for you :) 
This sentiment is from Scrappy Moms "Winter Wishes". If I'm not mistaken, the snowflakes are from Winter Woodland [1 with the features hidden and the others in shadow]
This cute little face is from Christmas Character Face assortment. 
 These cuties are from the Happy Lashes assortment.

Happy thoughts for everybody
♥ Cyndy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

LO with Sophisticated

Hiya guys :) So how was you black friday shopping?? I scored some carts at michaels and loads of paper! I was one of the lucky ones to get 1 out of 3 Imagines at my walmart...but my cartridge was defective, so now waiting on a new one :( now I have to find time to use it all hehe
One of the cartridges I got was Sophisticated and here goes :)
All of the cuts are from the Sophisticated cartridge [Except the hearts]
 I also took advantage of Emma's sale over at My Creative time! I got the 100 % Sweetness set with this adorable heart die and coordinating stamp. love it!
I sprayed the frame with Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl, but I think I may have sprayed a little too close hehe its all a learning process
See, a little blotchy but in real life it still looks pretty cool :P
Same with the birds: the one on the right, I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in pink, but I cant remember the name of it :( and its barely visible :/
Even the font on this cartridge is beautiful :)
Thanks for reading!!
♥ Cyndy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Good morning! Today I dont have a crafty project to share :( just me blabbin' lol
So the hubby and I went on a much needed vacation this past week and just got back yesterday. We did a mini road trip from Orange County, CA up to San Fran. We stopped at some of the most beautiful places. However, the weather was different in almost every city. Experience, experience, experience. 
I cannot remember where this is at right now, I do know its somewhere between Santa Barbara and Pismo Beach :P as you can see, beautiful day. 
Now in San Fran, it wasnt so sunny.... I guess it's okay because last time we were up there, was in the spring and now we got to experience fall weather. :) 
Of course, it wouldn't have been complete without a trip to Hobby Lobby (my first time there!!) I only bought 4 paper stacks - I had no coupons (luckily, they were 40% off) and had to save $$ for Black Friday deals!! :) Anybody going to Michaels? If I remember correctly, paper stacks will be $9.99 each and the atg gun $19.99 PLUS the 30% discount ;)   
I bought these (sorry for the horrible pix, courtesy of my dinosaur blackberry)  

Hopefully I have as much time as supplies to get crafty!! Thanks for reading my ramblings! Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving in advance :)
♥ Cyndy. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

21 Goals

Good morning :) My birthday was this past Friday so I made a layout on goals I want to accomplish for this year! [p.s. the pictures are terrible :( I misplaced my camera so I had to take these with my phone and the weather didnt help]
"21" is from the Cuttin' Up cartridge and "goals" from Simply Sweet (goals was cut out with the shadow feature both times)

This cut is from the Hello Kitty cartridge. The face is from Peachy Keen Princess Assortment :)

These two cuts are from My Kitchen, the face also from the Princess Assortment.

This cutie patootie house is from Handy Man !
My goals range from learning new recipes, going back to school, and purchasing our first home. I included a small photo mat for a picture of the hubby and me. The lined paper is from DCWV All About Girls stack, I just trimmed it until I got the look I wanted. I used Fiskars Notebook punch on the side to give it that notebook look hehe I also used Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks all around the page. :) Thanks for looking!

♥ Cyndy

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Altered Shoe Box

Good morning! I'm just showing a BEYOND simple idea. I had some punch outs that were always laying around here and there so I thought of buying a little storage box for them. Then I saw an old shoe box I was about to throw away and there it was. Cheap, crafty, and how I wanted it without having to leave home :)
[p.s. sorry for the bad pictures and horrible mess in the background]
 You can definetly add more "umpth" to it :)

♥ Arcy

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Creative Time DT Call !

Hello! Hope all of you are enjoying your Saturday night!! Man oh man! When I saw Emma at My Creative Time had a design team call I was BEYOND excited! I have been a using her stamps as soon as I found them! Needless to say, I ♥ her crafty projects! Great, great inspiration! I kept thinking day after day about ideas, but by Friday I had "so many" I couldnt create one :/ anywhoo... I was about to just let it go, buuuut Im so glad I have a wonderful, encouraging husband that insisted I do it! Enough of that, and here it is :) So today, I whipped this baby up and JUST finished!

 My 12x12 layout includes two 4x4 photo mats.  The 12x12 paper is one of my fave's from the DCWV Mango Frost stack (also the photo mat paper). The yellow scalloped is from We R Memory Keepers Textured cardstock stack. The rest, were "extras" :)
 Me, drinkin' my coffee just like every other morning ! hehe
"You bring out the happy in me!" is from the "Turn That Frown Upside Down" set.
I head embossed the coffee mug onto my dress. The coffee mug is from "My Favorite Sayings"
Sorry this picture is sideways, I coudnt manage to flip it. :( but my "hubby" is holding a box of chocolate and a "love letter" hehe
The "kiss me" is from the "You Had Me at Chocolate" set.
"Together forever..." is also from "You Had Me at Chocolate"  [I just picked up the Fiskars Notebook punch and ♥♥♥ it!]
Recipe for this layout: Scalloped Rectangle - Sugar and Spice
Title - Simply Sweet
Dolls and accessories - Everyday Paper Dolls

"Chocolate" heart box - Simply Charmed
My coffee hehe - Love You A Latte
Talk Bubble - Plantin Schoolbook
Adorable face on the girl - Princess Face Assortment
Adorable face on the boy - Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Good morning! I know I mentioned this already, but I havent posted on here for a LONG time... so what have I been up to? ... well I've been handling work, lost puppy, and life in between -all while trying to craft in those free moments. Recently I was turned on to Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I have to say, I ♥ THEM! I have also been learning new techniques, styles, and forms of crafting, etc.. but more of that later! :)
I made this "tall" card for my bff, obvious? ;) [WARNING: I'm a novice distresser lol]
If I remember correctly I used: Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, and Dusty Concord for the background.
The stamp is from the Inkadinkado "Friendship" stamp set, which I stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Trying to get the hang of this distressing, but heyyy, gotta start somewhere!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hello there :)

Hello and WOW! Has time gone by in a flash or whaaat! I cant believe that it's been over TWO months since my last post :(  to all of you that have remained followers, a huuuge thank you ♥
Today I want to share with you two banners [same concept/different colors] :)

 Up close, for the flowers I cut two flowers and put zots to pop them up and give them dimension.
The base for the banner is from Twinkle Toes and the font is from Base Camp.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

L-O-V-E !

Houston, we have a problem! This once a week posting is getting to be a routine! No bueno!! >:(
I gotta start making more time for crafting ♥    Today I want to share with you a word book I made for my friend ! Photos are covered so they don't get mobbed by the paparazzi hehe Be prepared... it might be a long post! 

I thought I'd wrap this baby with ribbon so it wouldnt look so simple... It was a good "idea" lol just not properly executed.
"Forever" is from Tie the Knot (monogram feature.) The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper "Lovealicious" Oh! and the "LOVE" on the side duuuh thats from Mickey Font cartridge!
So here is the back of "L" :  The guitar is from Hannah Montana cartridge (Pop Princess feature) and the sentiment from Pink by Design "Rock On"
"O" :   "L♥VE" is from Simply Sweet cartridge
Back of "O":  "just chillin'" is from Create a Critter
"V" :   No cricut work here :o(
Back of "V":  The nail polish is from Forever Young cartridge & the cowboy boot is  from Birthday Cakes cartridge (for those of you that dont know, you can use Cricut Cake cartridges on all cartridges :] )
"E" : The heart with the circle in the center is from Wild Card cartridge, the couple is from Sweethearts.
Back of "E" : lol the back is my fave! I love this darn crab! too cute! he's from Smiley Cards. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps "Amusing Animals." The black circled "border" is from Accent Essentials.
That's it folks! Thanks for lookin' ! I know this was long!!!Have a wonderful weekend ! 
♥ Arcy