Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl

Wowza! It's Monday and the Seventh Fantabulous Cricut Crawl . . . Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop! How exciting! 

The theme is "Save the Earth" and through this crawl you'll get a chance to see each design team member featuring a project using a recycled item and at least one Cricut cut

If you got here from visiting Cindy at Cindy's Scraptastic Designs you're in the right place!  If you just happened to pass by my blog I would love for you to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE. =)

I decided to do a supply holder for my desk!  
The item I reused was this container that held some flowers. 
 I even used all scraps for this project ;) 

I decided to go with this project because my supplies were so unorganized!!!
The scrap paper was just the perfect size! 
 I added this cuuute girl from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. Her face is from Peachy Keen's Happy Lashes assortment
 I just added a few punch outs from an old paper stack around the container. 
 Here is the end result :)
Not 100% organized, but much better! 

Ready for some blog candy?!?
 Peachy Keen's new Cherub Faces 1 1/8th set! 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and that's it! =) 

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!

Next stop is Faith at Faith Abigail Designs! Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Here's the line up so you know the way ;)

Also linking to:
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Happy Crawling peeps!
♥ Cyndy

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Made for Mom Blog Hop :o)

Hello crafty peeps and welcome to the Made for Mom Blog Hop! I'm so thrilled that Jenny from Crazy About Cricut has given me the opportunity to join her and her Thankful Thursday DT for this hop! You should have come here from Amber's blog!

My mom's birthday is May 11th (so close to Mother's Day!) so I decided to make a card for her first :) 
The card base is from Wild Card cartridge. The flowers, flourish, and sentiment mat are all from the Art Philosophy cartridge
The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Mom You Rock set. I added some pearls on the inside of the flowers. The twine on the side of the card is Lilac from The Twinery. 

Where there's a blog hop, there's blog candy! There are FOUR prizes up for grabs! Make sure to check out Crazy About Cricut for more details! ;)  


Here's the line up for the blog hop ;) 

-----> Me, you're here! :) 
Lissa Marie  
Leah Pagliaroli 

Don't forget to go through the blog hop and see the amazing work from these talented ladies! 
Thank you so much for looking!
♥ Cyndy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mom LO

Hello everybody! Mother's Day is coming up pretty soon and over at Krafty Girls we have the perfect challenge. The challenge this week is Dear Mom. All you have to do is create a card, scrapbook layout, 3D object, or home decor project for Mother's Day.
The banner is from the Art Philosophy cartridge. It is layered on the chipboard that comes with the Art Philosophy bundle. The word "MOM" is from Storybook
The twine used is Blossom from The Twinery. 
This sentiment is from My Creative Time's Mom You Rock set. I used two stamps to create this sentiment (I stamped them a little too close :/ ) 

Take a look at the rest of the DT to get inspiration and don't forget to join in here!! 
Thank you for looking!
♥ Cyndy 

Monday, April 23, 2012


Good evening! I just discovered that Market Street Stamps also has challenges! I couldn't help but to try it!

Here is their color inspiration challenge
The cat jumping out of the cake is from Birthday Bash cartridge. I added some pop dots to give it dimension. 

Isn't the face just darling! It's from Peachy Keen's new stamp release. It's the Here Kitty Kitty Face assortment! It's my first time using background stamps and I messed up a little :( I used the Market Street Stamps' Pretty Perfect Grid
Not sure if you knew this, but you can purchase Market Street Stamps through Peachy Keen here;)
Here is the card again.  
 Thank you so much for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

I had TOTALLY forgotten to post the winner of my giveaway! 
Grannie Sharon :) 
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Love is in the Air

Hello crafty peeps! It's time for another Challenge Me Monday challenge over at FCCB! Today's challenge is to make a project with a car, bike, train, plane etc. 
The plane is from Pop-Up Neighborhood Cartridge. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's Love Notes.  I added some zots on the back to give it some dimension. 

Also linking this up to:
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Make sure to join us & spread the word :) 

Thank you for looking! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's projects here!
♥ Cyndy

Saturday, April 21, 2012

You are my Sunshine

♫ You are my sunshine.. my only sunshine.. you make me happy.. when skies are gray ♫

I had this song in my head the entire time while making this card! 
This darling girl is from the Paper Dolls Teen Scene cartridgeThe color yellow from Peachy Keen's color inspiration really caught my eye! 
Her face is from Peachy Keen's Blushing Bride Interchangeable Faces. Isn't it PERFECT for her!?!? I've been having wayyy too much fun with this cartridge! 
The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's Amusing Animals set. For the "rain drops" I used Baby Blue liquid pearls, don't they look cool! I actually got this idea from Tonya from Itty Bitty Ladybugs
The umbrella is from the Paisley cartridge. It initially had a butterfly, but hid it using the Gypsy. The cute face on it is from Peachy Keen's The Cornies assortment. I used Denim twine from The Twinery. 
The card is is 9 in x 3.85 in, perfect for a business envelope. I had to make the doll this large so I could use the face from the Blushing Bride set
Also linking this up to: 
Scrapalicious Usa - April Showers
Go Fish - Anything Goes
CardsTV - Color Me A Rainbow 
Thank you so much for looking!
♥ Cyndy

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Birthday

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It's been a while since I've made a birthday card and my stash is running low, so a birthday card it is! 

I re-discovered the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and like the first time, I'm in love! The girl and balloons are from that cartridge. 
The face on the girl is from Peachy Keen's Princess Face assortment and so is the one on the pink balloon. The face on the blue balloon is from PK's Boy Mates assortment. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Sweetest Cupcakes set. 
 The doll is mounted on two layers of foam tape to "pop" up! 
As for the balloon string, I just got white string and used a copic marker to color it into the color I needed. 
The balloon patterned paper is from a paper stack I've been hoarding since last NOVEMBER. I got it on my first and only Hobby Lobby visit! I live far from all of them :(
Anywhoo, here's the card again! :) 
I'm linking this up to: 
My Craft Spot - Make it Pop! 
Use it Tuesday - Anything goes 

Thank you so much for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Friday, April 13, 2012

Explosion Box

Hello everybody! TGIF right!? 
I got a lot more crafty time in this week than normal and I have to say, it feels GREAT!!! Have you guys ever tried doing an explosion box? If you haven't, you MUST! They are so much fun! 
Here is mine closed with the lid on.  

This is how it looks when you open it.  I have designated three boxes for photos, three for die cuts, and two for journaling. I know you can barely see it, but the journaling spot on the upper left hand corner says "Happiness is..." and it's from Pink By Design's Country Living set. I'm still undecided on what will be going on the center, but I'll make sure to post a pic later on! :) 
I know I've used  this sun a million and one times, but it's my favorite along with my favorite Peachy Keen face! The sun is from Doodlecharms cartridge and the face is from the Happy Lashes assortment! The sentiment is from PBD's Winter Fun
The wheelbarrow is from Pooh and Friends cartridge. The sentiment is also from PBD's Country Living. The face on the heart is from Peachy Keen's Princess Face assortment.  
 "Just a Note" is from Pink by Design's Rock On set.  I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. 
I'm linking this up to:
Peachy Keen - Anything Goes
Craft Junkie - TGIF Linky Party 
Pink Cricut - Linky Party 
Thank you so much for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Birthday Princess

I usually don't do sketch challenges because I don't feel that comfortable with them, but I decided to practice with the one for the Peachy Keen Challenge :)
This is the sketch provided.  
Here's my layout based on the sketch. 
I got the color combo for the doll's dress from a doll on google, but totally forgot to get the link! :( The Princess is from Once Upon a Princess cartridge. Her peachy face is from Peachy Keen's Princess Face assortment
The phrase "Birthday Princess" is from the Birthday Cakes cartridge. I cut it twice and placed it at a position to make it look like a shadow. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink and added Petal Pink Liquid Pearls to accent the title. 
The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Wow! So Many Candles set stamped with Memento Rose Bud. 
Here's my LO again. I'm not sure if you can see it, but I inked the edges of the two large rectangles with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. The pink border on them is from Martha Stewart's Heart Edge punch
I'm also linking this to:
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Use the word "princess" 
The A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge Blog - Anything but a card  

Thanks for lookin'!
♥ Cyndy