Monday, December 31, 2012

Get Organized Cricut Crawl

Hello everyone and welcome to the Get Organized Cricut Crawl hosted by Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

You should have arrived from Cicily's blog, Pink Dalmatians Scrapbooker. If you just happened to stop by make sure you start HERE! You don't want to miss a thing :-) 

For my project today I decorated a tin can to store my washi tape. 
My collection of washi tape is small so this is why it worked for me lol 

I just used an scrap paper, a few stickers and the All Mixed Up cartridge
Look around your home to find hidden gems :-) 
The banner shapes are actually stickers from Echo Parks Hello Summer Kit. 
  The lined paper is from DCWV's Vintage paper stack. 
I welded the words "Washi" and "Tape" 
-sorry for the picture, my Gypsy screen is a teeny bit dirty hehe  
 I rotated the words to fit into my scrap paper. 

Your next stop is Diana over at Daisylove Creations

Here's the lineup ;-)

Missy -
Tammy -
Connie - 
Jamie -
Brianna -
Arin -
Cicily -
Cyndy -
Diana - 
Nikki -
Susie -
Janea -

Have a fun, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hi Friend CD case

Hello, hello ♥ 

 Over at Joy's Life Design Team blog we will be showing you many Glittery & Bright Color projects! I decided to decorate one of Joy's CD cases. My friend is going on a road trip so I thought it would be a great idea to give her a mix tape in this decorated CD case holder. 
The sentiment is from Joy's Life All Around Sentiments stamp set. 
It fit perfectly in one of Echo Park's circle stickers. The scallop circle, flag, camera, and snap shot stickers are from the Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic kit. 
The yellow chevron pattern paper is from Echo Park's Hello Summer kit. 
The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam. I just love it! It's from their Season bundle, I'm not exactly sure of the name, but I believe it's Summer Sprinkles. 

Don't forget to stop by Joy's Life DT blog all week to see different bright and glittery projects! 

Have a fun, crafty day!
 ♥ Cyndy 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of Christmas tree projects to help you get ready for the Christmas season!

 If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come from Tonya's blog, Scrapping Fun with Tonyayou're in the right place!

For today's hop, I made some candy tubes for stocking stuffers :-) 
Earlier this week I made some, but with smaller tubes
The tubes are from Joy's Life. 
The stitched circle and scallop dies are from My Creative Time.  
 I colored the Christmas tree with copics. 
The picture doesn't do it justice, but we've been having overcast tsk tsk I wasn't able to take a good picture.

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$6 worth of digital stamps

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday December 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Tara's blog, Crafting Desert Divas. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Treats

Happy Monday everyone! This week you will be seeing the design team over at Joy's Life  show you different tips and techniques. The technique I used is dry embossing with ink. I saw Joy use this a long time ago and finally got around to using it! You can see it HERE

Here is my candy tube. :-) 

I made the tags with my corner chompers. 
 I inked one side of the embossing folder. 
 It comes out with a distressed look. 
Here is the treat holder again. 
 The sentiment is from the Wintery Puns stamp set, an oldie but a goodie. 
 Aren't these tubes perfect for holding candy? You can find them at Joy's store, just click Craft Containers. 
To see all of Joy's stamps and products click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Erin Condren Giveaway

Happy Friday everyone! 
I recently purchased an Erin Condren planner and I love it soo much so I've decided to share this giveaway with you!
One of my instagram friends, Karolin, is having a $50 giveaway to use on any Erin Condren product. You can find Karolin's giveaway HERE

Here are a couple of pictures from when I received mine and how I've been getting crafty with it too ;) 

Again, Karolin is having the giveaway over at her blog, you can find it HERE
Let her know I sent you :-) 

Stay crafty, 
♥ Cyndy

Monday, December 3, 2012

We are a great pear

Hello everyone! This week Joy's Life Design Team will be showcasing projects that include food. 
With the holiday rush you might not have time to make a big breakfast, but who says you can't make a quick and thoughtful one? 
Before we headed to do some shopping Saturday I made my hubby a quick Nutella and pear toasted sandwich along with a card. He truly is the best because he's so patient with my crafting addiction hobby ;-) We really are a great "pear". 

This sentiment is from Joy's Yummy Puns stamp set. This set is so fun! 
As hard as I tried I could not get a good photo with both the card and sandwich together. We've been having rain and overcast these past days.  
 The card base is my absolute favorite shaped card from a cartridge. It's from Wild Card cartridge. The pears are from the From My Kitchen cartridge. I can't remember which cartridge the bows are from, I just hit the search button on the Gypsy and searched bow. 
 The pattern paper is from Echo Park. Here you can see the pears are on foam for dimension. 

Have a fun, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

snowflake gift box

Hello, hello.  
This week's challenge over Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to create a project using a snowman or a snowflake

I know I've said all of the boxes I've been making are easy, but this one truly is the EASIEST and FASTEST one to make! 

The box is from the Wrap It Up cartridge. 
Here's another look at this easy peasy box. The paper is from DCWV's Ultimate Stack. 

Don't forget to join this week's challenge HERE

♥ Cyndy

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Don't open til the 25th trifold card :-)

Hi everyone! 
Over at Made Especially for You we have a super easy challenge. All you have to do is create a Christmas card using a die cut. I actually created this card almost entirely out of die cuts. :-) 
 The scallop and stitched circle are dies from My Creative Time. The sentiment "Oh Christmas Tree" and the tree itself are from My Creative Time's All Around Christmas stamp set. 
The twine is from Trendy Twine
The card base itself is also a die cut. I used My Creative Time's 3x3 Trifold card die. The sentiment on the front of the card, "Don't Open til the 25th!" comes with the card die. 
The heart is a die that comes with MCT's 100% Sweetness stamp set. 
The sentiment "All hearts go home for Christmas" is from MCT's Mixed Holiday Sentiments
I cut part of the trifold card to cover the inner flap because the twine was a little bit distracting on this side. 

Don't forget to join the challenge HERE for a chance to win one stamp set from Whimsical Designs - winner's choice! 

Thank you for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy

Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Joy's Life Design Team Happy Holidays Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Laura's blog, Laura's Crafts & More. If you just happened to stop by, make sure to start at Joy's Life! You don't want to miss a thing! 

I've really been enjoying making treat holders and when I saw the pillow boxes that Joy carries I just knew I had to use them for Christmas treats! You can get some HERE, just click on craft containers. :-)   
Decorating this pillow box was so easy, fast, and fun! You see that cute snowman? He's from the brand new stamp set Oh, Christmas Puns! I stamped him on a small rectangle mat and used copic markers to color him. Then I used my corner chomper - 1/8 rounder to round the edges. After, I used Tim Holtz Dried Marigold distress ink to ink around the edges of the mat. 

This "fa la la la la" sentiment is also from Oh, Christmas Puns stamp set! This set is exploding with cuteness right?!  
For the back I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges and the paper is from My Mind's Eye. 

Time for Blog Candy! 
Peachy Keen's Boy Mate's 1 1/8th stamp set. 

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Your next stop is Maria over at Joyful Stamper

Here's the full lineup :-) 

Happy Hopping! 
♥ Cyndy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the first day of Christmas... :-)

Hi everyone! 
I have seen many 12 Days of Christmas, 25 Days of Christmas, and December Daily projects all over bloggy world and Instagram so I decided to give it a try. 
My goal is to do "12 Days of Christmas" but if I can keep up with 25 even better! 

I haven't done layouts in a LONG time and I couldn't find my mojo, but I was able to make this quick easy layout. I might add tags or a little something later on. 
I still haven't mastered photographing layouts, but working on it :-) 
"Sweet Holiday Wishes" is from Winter Frolic
Penguin - Create a Critter.
Santa Hat - Pooh and Friends (It's flipped) and has Crystal stickles. 
Face on Penguin - Peachy Keen's Critter Faces 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy

Monday, November 26, 2012

Merry Christmas - Tree Box

Hi everyone! Today is my day to post over at Joy's Life design team blog and this week we are showcasing bags and boxes. I made a "tree box" to use as a stocking stuffer and I absolutely love it! 
This little gem of a box is found in Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I had totally forgotten it! 
The snow cutie is from Winter Frolic cartridge
The sentiment is from Joy's Life Wintery Puns stamp set. 
 The tree box is deep enough to hold quite a few "baby" snickers and a few peppermints. 
The face on the snow cutie is from Peachy Keen's Happy Lashes stamp set. 
Just a quick tip: Save your cartridge clam shells! :-) You can reuse it for your boxes :-)  
This beautiful pattern paper is from DCWV's Four Seasons stack. 

Linking to: 

Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But A Card
Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 27 - 'Christmas'
HIMCR #73 - Christmas!
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Have a fun, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy


Exploring Cricut Guest Designer.. yeah!

I'm super excited that I was asked to be a guest designer for Exploring Cricut today! Check out the blog HERE and make sure to follow for DAILY Cricut inspiration ;-) 

I recently got the Dr. Checkup cartridge, which I have been eyeing for a while, and love it! I love to use Peachy Keen faces and this cartridge is perfect for them! 

The girl is from the Dr. Checkup cartridge and the shopping bags she's holding are from the Doodlecharms cartridge
Her darling face is from Peachy Keen's Cherub Faces assortment. The mat that she's on is the XL Label Die from My Creative Time.  
You can see she's mounted on foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, Winter Wishes. I inked around the edges of the mats with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out Exploring Cricut for your Cricut fix ;-) 

Linking to: 

Cricut Cardz Challenge #121 - Speaking of Christmas 
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only 
My Sheri Crafts - 'Tis the Season
Moving Along with the Times - Let's Go Dotty.... 
Paper Creators Crafts - All About Christmas

Have a fun, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Buzzin' by with a birthday hi

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a warm and Happy Thanksgiving! Did any of you do the Black Friday shopping? My bestie and I went to Michael's and scored a new Cricut E2, cartridges, mats, and even a 15 piece set of Rachael Ray cookware for $99! She always finds the BEST deals around!! 

We are back in action over at Made Especially for You since we took last week off due to the holiday :-) 
This week's challenge is to create a shaped card. Anything but a square or rectangle. Easy peasy. I'm running low on my birthday cards so I decided to make one to keep at hand. 

This beeutiful bear is from the Teddy Bears Parade cartridge. I love, love, love this cartridge. 
The stamp shaped card is from the Birthday Bash cartridge. I'm not sure if you've taken a look at this cartridge, but it's seriously loaded with goodies. It has a font, banner, shaped cards, and many cute cuts. 
The cute little face on the bear is from Peachy Keen's Rag Doll & Teddy Face AssortmentThe sentiment is from Pink by Design. 
Usually I do the white mat on the inside, but this time I liked the look of the Kraft paper so I kept it that way.
The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms stamp set Amusing Animals
I also added zots on the bear to give it some dimension. 
Linking to: 
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Cuddly Critters
Little Scrap Pieces - "Black" Friday Challenge
CI Paints - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes 

The winner will receive four images from Meljen's Designs - winner's choice! 

Have a fun, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy