Tuesday, July 31, 2012

get in shape... shaped card :-)

Hello Krafty Peeps :-) 
It's time for a new challenge over at Krafty Girls! This week's challenge is Get in Shape! All you have to do is create a shaped card! 
I really love to create my own shaped cards using the Gypsy, but I really liked this card base. (Don't forget that some cricut cartridges come with shaped card bases like Smiley Cards, Birthday Bash, Sweet Treats, Art Philosophy, and Wrap It Up to name a few!)

Here are the details on my card:
Card base - Smiley Cards cartridge
Cupcake - Birthday Bash cartridge

Don't forget to join us here!
Thanks for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hi ♥

Hi crafty peeps! This time at Made Especially for You we have a color combo challenge for you!

Here's my super simple card. Just a card to drop by and say hi ♥
I created this card using the Build a Banner Kit from My Creative Time along with the Anyday Bingo set for the letters/hearts. 

The winner will receive  three sets of images from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Enjoy - Martini :-)

Hello everybody! Over at Joy's Life DT, we are showing you projects using Yummy Puns or Sweet Popsicle Puns. For my card I used the Sweet Popsicle Puns set! It's so fun! This Appletini hehe is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge
 Again, the sentiments are from the Sweet Popsicle Puns stamp set.
 I used my Sakura yellow pen to add stitching around the card. The pattern paper is from Echo Park. 
Thank you for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mr. & Mrs.

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This week challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is Wedding Bliss. All you have to do is create  a project for a special couple, (Wedding, Anniversary, etc). I don't have any anniversary cards in my stash, so hey, perfect timing! 
 The card base is from Art Philosophy cartridge. "Mr. & Mrs." is from Sweethearts cartridge
 The sentiment is from Joy's Life Everyday Occasions stamp set! With this set you can make your own sentiment, the possibilities are endless! Sorry for the bad lighting :( 

Don't forget to join us HERE
Thanks for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, July 22, 2012

you deserve the royal treatment

Hello everyone! How's everyone's summer going so far? I hope it's fantastic! Anywhoo, it's time for another Made Especially for You challenge! This week we are creating easel cards! I'm not sure why I don't do them more often, they're so fun!  If you want to join in, but don't know how to make easel cards, check out this tutorial HERE from SplitcoastStampers! Again, so easy and fun! 
The crown and presents are from Celebrations cartridge.This cartridge is an oldie, but a goodie! 
Above: Here's the card flat/closed. 
Below: Viola! You open it! 
 The sentiment is from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Sayings. I inked around the pink pattern paper with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink. 
I don't know about you, but I have so much bling that I don't use! I think it is because I bought the one that isn't self adhesive so it takes a little more work to use lol 

Don't forget to show us your wonderful easel cards HERE for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Paper Piecings by Nikki, courtesy of Paper Piecings by Nikki

In case you missed it, SplitcoastStampers has a tutorial HERE showing you how to make easel cards!

Thank you for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy 

Sweets for the Sweet Tin project

Hello everybody! Over at Joy's Life DT, we are using these cool tins that Joy carries! They can hold candy, crafty supplies, and even mementos! When I saw this sentiment, I knew I wanted to do a 3D project with it and this was the PERFECT time!  
 The sentiment mat is from Twinkle Toes cartridge
 I actually put the mat on zots to give it some dimension. 
 "To:" and "From:" are from Tag You're It Set One and the hearts are from Lots of Puns set. 
 A tin loaded with candy! Yum! 
 The sentiment is from Halloween Puns stamp set.  
Again,  the sentiment is from Halloween Puns stamp set. This set is so versatile and can be used for projects all throughout the entire year, not just Halloween!  

Don't forget to check out Joy's Life Design Team blog for more tin-tastic projects! 
Thanks for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Krafty Girls 3D challenge

Hello crafty friends! How is your summer going? I have been so incredibly busy this past week, but I should be getting back to my daily routine soon! 
Anywhoo, over at Krafty Girls we have a new challenge up! This week's challenge is to create a 3D item! 
I have seen crafters make "cakes" out of these boxes and they turn out adorable! I think I will try one soon! 
This box is from Tie the Knot cartridge. The tag that the stamp is on is from Art Philosophy cartridge. The stamp is from one of the stamps that come with the bundle. 

Show us your crafty 3D creations HERE  =)
Thank you for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ice Cream, "Happy birthday!"

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Hi everybody! Over at Joy's Life DT, we are creating shaped cards this week!  Even though I hardly make shaped cards, I ♥ THEM! 

The card base, the hippo, and ice cream cone are all from Birthday Bash cartridge
 The sentiment is from Yummy Puns. *Enabler alert* It's back in stock!! 
I put this little fella on zots to give him dimension. 
 The pattern paper is from Echo Park. I inked around the pattern paper with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

Again, if you missed our hop this weekend, check out it out HERE
Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Butterfly Kisses

Hello crafty peeps! 
It's time for another challenge over at Made Especially for You! This week's challenge is to use three colors on your card, white and black as accents are acceptable. 

Here's a super simple card I made using dark blue, light blue, and green - with accents of white :-)
The card base is from Wild Card cartridgeThe butterfly pair is from Lacy Labels cartridge
 The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's Designer's Choice stamp set. 
Joins us HERE for a chance to win 1 Verve Stamp Set of the winner's choice from Verve Stamps

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Welcome to the Recipe for Fun Blog Hop!!

You should have arrived from Megan's blog, if not, make sure you start HERE. You don't want to miss a thing! 
Throughout this hop you're going to see the team sharing recipes along with a yummy project. 

I made Agua Fresca de Sandia aka Fresh Watermelon Water. 
 It's so delicious and perfect for this summer weather! 

The sentiment is from Joy's Yummy Puns stamp set which is BACK IN STOCK! 
 The watermelons are from Stretch Your Imagination cartridgeI skipped cutting the "seeds" and just drew them in. 
Here's a close up of the stamp =)  
 The sentiment mat is from Twinkle Toes cartridge.
 These are very easy to make, especially if you're planning on mass producing for company. 
 hehe this didn't last long ;) 

Check out Joy's YUMMY PUNS set along with the other awesome sets HERE!! 

To be honest with you, there's no "correct" way to make this yummy water. I would watch my mom make it and just tried it until I got it to taste how I wanted.

So, here's my recipe: 
Take a piece of watermelon and cut part of it up into chunks. 
[If you don't have a seedless watermelon, make sure to pick out the seeds] 
Then put the chunks in the blender and add water.
Pour into a pitcher and dilute. 
It shouldn't be much thicker than lemonade. 
Add sugar to your liking. 
If you have a sweet watermelon you don’t need any sugar. 
*some people add a squeeze of lemon
Serve with ice for a nice, cold summer drink :-)  

You're NEXT stop is Ashley over at Markland & Main

Here's the the line up in case you get lost ;)

Before --------- > Megan 
You are here -------------------- >Cyndy 
Your NEXT stop ------------------------------- > Ashley 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fun In the Sun Beach Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fun In The Sun Beach Blog Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and Digi Haven

These two design teams have joined together to create some fun in the sun beach-themed projects! Inspired by the concept of the Digi Haven challenge blog, all of our creations we have for you today we're made using free digis! 

If you came from Krista's blog, you're in the right place! 
If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog, Made Especially For You

Here is my super simple happy, happy card
You can get this free digi HERE from Leighs Paper Creations Digital Stamps!

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes for those who comment on each stop of the hop! Let's see what they have to offer...

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

3 images of the winner's choice

You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible to win a prize. Hoppers have through Sunday July 15th to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday July 17th. 

Your next stop is Tammy's blog HERE

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping! :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

enjoy the summer

Hello again my crafty friends! 
Today at Joy's Life DT blog we are showcasing the brand new Pun in the Sun stamp set! This set is PERFECT for summer, but you can totally use it for ALL types of projects =) 

Here are the details on the card: 
The sun is from the Doodlecharms cartridge. The doll and her accessories (hair, shoes, clothes) are from Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge 
The cloud pattern paper is from Echo Park. The "sand" is Kraft cardstock, I just tore the top to give it a different textured look. 
  The sentiment is from Joy's Pun in the Sun stamp set. Check it out here 

Thank you again for stopping by! 
♥ Cyndy