Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope all of you are having a safe and fun three day weekend!

Today's Challenge Me Monday challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to make a project using the color red plus anything that makes you think of Memorial Day (ie. a flag, military symbol, or poppy).

The girl holding the flag is from the Summer Celebrations cartridge. I used Festive Berries distress ink to ink around the edges of the patterned paper. 
The poppy flowers are from this week's sponsor, Wild Orchid Crafts! You can find lots of goodies there, make sure to check them out here
The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Freedom Isn't Free stamp set.

Thank you for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I Salute Your Bravery

This week's challenge at Made Especially For You is to create a card using the specified technique and this week it's paper piercing! I've actually never tried it so I had no stencils, paper piercer, etc so I had to freehand my paper piecing! 

The scalloped circle and layer are from the Birthday Bash cartridge (I think it had an extra cut but I just hid it with the Gypsy). I just pierced all around the circle to create that pierced border and just added "accents" on the scallop border. 
The cute digi stamp is from Jaded Blossom colored with copics.  The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Freedom Isn't Free stamp set.
The twine is Maraschino from The Twinery. I'm still trying to learn how to make bows with many layers of twine all at once LOL if you have any tutorials/videos PLEASE let me know :-) 
Join us HERE. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Adams Acres
Thank you so much for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Just B Creative Crazy Guest

** Click HERE for today's ME4Y's Do You Speak Cricut Saturday - Once Upon A Princess review! **

I'm super excited to be a guest designer for my Beckie at Just B Creative Crazy! Make sure to check her page for awesome projects from her and her bloggy friends :-) 

I have a super easy, yet cute card to show ya!  

The butterfly is from Create a Critter
To create this shaped card I simply duplicated the butterfly's shadow and welded them together. 
Here is the card closed. Her face is from Peachy Keen's Laughy Taffy set. The twine is from The Twinery. 

Linking this to:

Thank you so much for looking!
♥ Cyndy

Friday, May 25, 2012

Do You Speak Cricut - Once Upon a Princess

Hello everybody!
It's Saturday and time for the Made Especially for You Do You Speak Cricut Saturday
Today's cartridge review is on the Once Upon a Princess cartridge by me! 
This cartridge isn't limited to a Princess theme. It also has other great cuts from the dolls to a frog, bird, poodle, unicorn, flowers, sweet treats and other fabulous cuts, including 3D items! 

It uses all of the creative features available! It has Layer, Phrase, Gem, Font, Tag, Base, and Base Shadow/Phrase Shadow.

This cartridge is so versatile. You can create anything from cards, scrapbook layouts, to invitations and even 3D items! 

The doll on this card is from this cartridge. Keep in mind that the clothes for the dolls is interchangeable! You can play dress up with them! 
Here's a mini video to get your imagination flowing on the endless possibilities to use this cartridge! 
This cartridge is definitely an oldie, but a goodie! 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kopy Kat

Hello everybody! Over at Krafty Girls we have a fun challenge, Kopy Kat! You have to create a paper craft that is "scraplifted" from someone else that inspires you.  

I scraplifted this card from the very talented Nikki from Scrappin' Navy Wife. I cannot say how amazed I am by each one of her projects. I started following her blog when I had just gotten my cricut and continue to visit her for inspiration. . 

The card base (welded) and the scissors are from Cricut Everyday. The sentiment is from Pink by Design. 
 I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. 

Here's Nikki's original creation, go here for her post on it.

Join us here!

Thank you for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's the Princess' Day!

Today at Made Especially for You we have a super simple challenge. All you have to do is just use three brads! 

This darling princess is from Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  
 Her face is from Peachy Keen's Princess Face assortment. The sentiment is from The Scrapbooking Queen's The Princess Birthday - heat embossed with white embossing powder. 
The three brads I used: crown, wand, and heart. :) 

Make sure to join us here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Scraptastical Kreations!

Thank you for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Enabler alert ** Sale ;)

Hi guys!
I don't have a crafty project to share with you, but I do have to share this amazing sale going on over at Ginger Snap Scraps!  

The sale ends tonight, make sure you don't miss out!

Also, check out the Ginger Snap Scraps blog, they have so many talented ladies showcasing the amazing products they carry with many chances to win prizes!

♥ Cyndy

Thursday, May 17, 2012

One in a Melon

Hello everybody! It's Thursday, one day closer to the weekend! This weekend (starting tomorrow woo hoo) I'm going out with the hubby for a mini 4 day vacation! Can't wait!
This card is for my sister (well, she'll be giving it to her friend lol) 
All the cuts are from the Doodlecharms cartridge. First I cut the watermelon with the border feature. Then I cut the watermelon by itself a little bit larger and pop dotted it. 
The faces on the left and right side are from Peachy Keen's The Cornies and the one in the center is from PK's Princess Face assortment.
The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's The Charmed Life.
The twine is Peapod from The Twinery.

Thank you for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy

Peachy Keen lovers, Krafty Girls is having a Face Off challenge! So simple, just show us a project with a face! Check it out here :) 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You take the cake!

Hello crafty peeps! It seems like it has been a LONG time since I joined in on a Peachy Keen Challenge
The cake is from the Smiley Cards cartridge
The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's Sweet Somethings stamp set. The darling face is from Peachy Keen's Cherub Faces
Here's the sketch for PKS, I just rotated it =) 

Also linking to: 
Go Fish: Color Challenge (cake) 
BBTB2 - Bakery Challenge
Hotshot Craft - Die Cuts
Lej Designs - Lots of Layers
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Thank you so much for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Monday, May 14, 2012

Let's Boogie

Hello! Today we have a super fun challenge for you at Fantabulous Cricut, "Prom-enade" -- make a project using a tux/dress or prom/dance theme.
This couple is from the Formal Occasion cartridge.
The face on the fella is from Peachy Keen's Retro Paper Doll face assortment and the face on the gal is from PKS' Laughy Taffy face assortment. The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Feelin' Groovy set -heat embossed. 
The twine is Lilac from The Twinery. Here's the card again :) 
Join us here
Thank you for looking!
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, May 13, 2012

You Make Me Smile

This time around at Made Especially for You we have a sketch challenge! I've said this before, I find sketches a little bit hard, but hey I have to practice :) 
This darling girl is called Girl Cupcakes from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Simply Everything

 This is the sketch, come join us here
Ready to hear what's up for grabs?
One winner will  receive seven images of their choice from Bugaboo Stamps
A second winner will receive the following two Lucky 8 punches:
  Thanks for stopping by and make sure to join us here
♥ Cyndy

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May I Have This Dance? Blog Hop :)

Happy Mother's Day and welcome to the May I Have This Dance Hop!!! So glad to see you ;0) 
Projects showcased in this hop will have the theme of Dance or Music.

This hop is hosted by Made Especially 4 You challenge blog.  

The talented DT of ME4Y is joined by the stellar creativity of the Die Cuttin' Diva DT.


$20 Gift Certificate to online store.
In honor of all of the mother's out there, receive 10% off your whole order from May 11th - 13th!!


Bundle of Hand-Dyed Crinkle Ribbon

Little Scrap Pieces
$25 Gift Certificate to online store

 $20 Gift Certificate to online store
Adams Acres SVGs Digi Stamps and Print n Cuts

$25 Gift Certificate to online store

Here are the rules ;0)


Now for my project... This cute dj chick is from the Formal Occasion cartridge! Her face is from Peachy Keen's Laughy Taffy face assortment. The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Feelin Groovy. The music notes are from Pink By Design's Rock On (heat embossed).

Time to hop along....

Thanks for hopping by!!!!

Don't forget to check Made Especially 4 You  on May 15th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator Chooses for the Grand-Prize Winners.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Face Off Blog Hop!

Hello everybody! I'm so happy to say that I'm still part of the Krafty Girls DT! Woot woot! With that said, we're having a blog hop! You should have come from Chris' blog, Get Inspired with Chatter Scene! The Krafty Girls Challenge # 7 is Face Off! All you have to do is create a paper craft using a face. Easy peasy - especially for us Peachy Keen lovers!

I decided to make a shaped card using the cell phone from the Slumber Party cartridge.
 I just LOVE this face from Peachy Keen's Cherub Faces assortment!
The sentiment is from My Creative Time's My Favorite Sayings *The set is on sale! ;) *

Next stop is Amy - Redheaded Crafter!

Here's the blog hop list :-)
Previous ----> Chris
You're HERE -------> Cyndy
Next stop ---------------------->Amy

Come join us here and show us your project using a face!
Thanks for looking!
♥ Cyndy

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mommy card

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Wow! The FCCB Save the Earth Crawl was awesome! Back to our Challenge Me Monday challenge today! All You have to do is make a project for your Mother, Grandmother or another special lady in your life using her favorite color. (ex. Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, etc.)! 
This card is so simple and can easily be switched up for a "girl" card! 
The card base is from the Art Philosophy cartridge and the silhouette image is from A Child's Year cartridge
The sentiments on the outside and inside are from My Creative Time's Mom You Rock set. 
I kept it very simple on the inside.
 Here's the card again. The tulle is from Michaels and the twine is Denim from The Twinery. 
Linking this up to: 
DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee - Mother's Day 
4 Crafty Chicks - Favorite Embellishment
CardzTV -  Mother's Day card
Delightful Challenges - Mother's Day Project
Crafty Creations Challenges - Mother's Day Cards/Gifts
More Than Favors - Mother's Day 

Play along with us here! :) 
Thanks for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hello :) Today is my first post/challenge as a DT member for Made Especially for You! With Mother's Day approaching, the challenge is to create a Mother's Day card and use ribbon! Simple enough! 
I decided to do a cricutless card - gasp! I know, I hardly ever do any LOL  
This beautiful digi is called Tulip Buggies and it's from Meljen's Designs! The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Mom You Rock set and stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink. 
I colored the image with Copics (a little out of the lines, but I'm still practicing hehe) Then I decided to print out the image again, I colored and cut the petals and leaves only. I added pop dots to them and placed them directly above the original to give the flower some dimension. I really hope you can see it on the picture above and below. 
The sentiment on the inside is also from MCT's Mom You Rock set. I printed the image two more times and just colored and cut the tulips and that tiny flower. 
Linking up to: 
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Mother's Day card plus Ribbon
Crazy 4 Challenges - Gardening/Great Outdoors
Shopping Our Stash - Mother's Day or anything "Girly"
Tuesday Alchemy - May Day 

Join us HERE for a chance to win four non-colored images of your choice from our sponsor Meljen's Designs

Thank you for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy