Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Cricut Gift Box

Hi everyone! Over at Joy's Life DT, the theme is Pumpkin Picking Time Colors! We'll be making projects using the colors Orange, Green, and Brown! Both my sister and I love Fall for the weather, Halloween, and pumpkin seeds! This box has some pumpkin seeds for my sister so she can make some Pumpkin Seed Brittle! 
This box is from the Artiste cartridge
The orange diamond paper is from the Recollection's Midnight Magic stack. The ghost sentiment stack is from DCWV's Ultimate Premium stack. 
 The sentiment and the cute little pumpkins are from Joy's new It's All Fall Puns stamp set! 

Linking to: 
Creative Inspirations Paint - Fall Colors
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Halloween 
Creative Cutting Challenge - Halloween, not a card
Hiding in my Craftroom - Halloween 
Come and Get it Challenges - Anything other than a Card

Have a fabulous, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy 


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It's time for another Challenge Me Monday challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. This week's challenge is to make a Birthday project using a candle. Remember: You have to use at least one Cricut cut! :o) 

I've said this before, but I gotta say it again... I ♥ DCWV's Celebration stack!!
The background paper is from that stack and I definitely did not want to cover it up!  The green strip is from Echo Park, I can't remember which paper pad though. 
This little Dino fellow is from the Create a Critter cartridge. 
The sentiment is from Joy's Life Lot's of Pun stamp set. I wanted to stamp the sentiment three times, but there wasn't any more room for the third since I had adhered the dino already. I even tried to lift it's tail and forgot to adhere it back down before I took the photo! Ooops! The face is from Peachy Keen's Boy Mates face assortment. 
 Dino with bling? whaaaa LOL The bling is from our fabulous sponsor this week, Zva Creative.
At first I thought their bling was going to be like bling you find at your local craft store, but the moment I tried it I could really tell the difference. I love it! I don't want to use it all LOL 
Check them out HERE! You'll fall in love too! 

Linking to: 
The Squirrel and the Fox - Celebrate the Occasion 

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting!
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gatefold card

Hello everyone! 
Over at Made Especially for You it is technique week. This week's "technique" is to create a gatefold card. 
If you've never tried one of these.... you have to! They're sooo easy to make and are a great way to show off your hoarded paper hehe
HERE is a very easy tutorial I used to create this.  
 The pattern paper is from Fancy Pants Designs Time for Spring paper pad. I had been wanting to use this paper, but hadn't found a way to show it off instead of having most of it covered. 
I made sure to cover EVERYTHING I could with it :o) 
Both the sentiment and latte are from My Creative Time's You Are Perk-fect stamp set. 
 Join us this week for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from our sponsor, Paper Piecings by Nikki to her store. 

Linking to: 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Happy crafting!
♥ Cyndy 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nut'n is better than being together

Hi everyone! Pretty soon we'll be seeing leaves change colors and fall from the trees, welcoming Fall. So this week we'll be showing you projects with leaves over at Joy's Life DT
I had never done a stepper card, but it's actually very easy! 

The squirrel and acorn are from Create a Critter cartridge. The tree is from Simply Charmed cartridge. The sun is from one of the Paper Dolls cartridge. 
The sentiment is from Joy's BRAND NEW stamp set, It's All Fall Puns

Thank you for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Make a wish

Hello, hello.
It's time for another challenge over at Made Especially for You! This week's challenge is super duper simple and full of endless possibilities. All you have to do is create a card with three balloons. Yep, that's it! 
Okay, my balloons got a little... messed up in the process hehe but there's no mistakes in crafting, right? 
Isn't this little ducky the CUTEST?!?! I fell in love with it back when I bought this Duck Dolls stamp set, so when Peachy Keen had a sale I bought the die and love it even more! This ducky is from Peachy Keen's Duck and Egg Die. There are four faces that come with the die!
 Isn't the background paper awesome? It's from DCWV's Celebration stack, I think it's one of the stacks that I use the most. The balloons are cut from scrap paper in my stash. :-) 
 Don't forget to join us over at Made Especially for You for a chance to win 3 images (of the winner's choice) from The Stamping Boutique

Have a fabulous, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's All Fall Blog Hop

Hello everybody and welcome to Joy's Life It's All Fall Blog Hop
You should have arrived from Stacey's blog, Stacey's Creative Corner. If not, make sure you start over at Joy's Life HERE. You don't want to miss a thing! 
The name says it all, throughout this hop you'll see AMAZING Fall projects! So grab your coffee, tea, or drink, and hop along with us! 

Who says one-eyed pumpkins can't be sweet? hehe 
The pumpkin is from the Smiley Cards cartridge

The sentiment is from Joy's BRAND NEW It's All Fall Puns stamp set!
The twine is Twisted Lime from Trendy Twine. Love it! 

The face on the pumpkin is from Peachy Keen's The Uglies 1 1/8th set. 
Here's a look at the entire It's All Fall Puns stamp set. 
You can find it HERE
Time for blog candy!! 
All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. 
For a second entry, follow Arcy Scraps on Facebook HERE.
Please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you. 

Your next stop is Amy's blog, Red Headed Crafter

Here's the list in case you get lost ;o)

Happy hopping! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Ball Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall Ball Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and I Heart {ippity}!

Today we're happy to share with you all sorts of fall-themed projects to get you in the mood for a season full of crisp leaves, bountiful pumpkin patches, warm apple cider, and all those other things we love that make fall such a wonderful time of year.

If you've come from Gerry's blog, Gerry's Scrappy Life you're in the right place. If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created a layout! I can't even  begin to tell you how behind I am on layouts! Anywhoo! When I was looking for cardstock for my project, I found all of these patterns and colors that reminded me of Autumn and I didn't want to put any down! So I decided to create a layout and have the paper more visible rather than cluttering it with die cuts. While making this layout, I fell in love Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I just ♥ it!!! 
(Click photos to enlarge)

So here are the deets:
"Fall" is from Graphically Speaking cartridge.
"is in the air" is from Lyrical Letters cartridge... as you can tell, I didn't use a rule or anything to make sure they were straight lol.. 
The apple is from Give a Hoot cartridge
The sentiment is from Joy's Life BRAND NEW set, It's All Fall puns
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink to ink around some edges.

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!

Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday September 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Amy's blog, Abstracts Mixed with ExtractsHere's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Halloween Inspired Wooden Frame

Hello again everyone!! Over at Joy's Life DT, we will be showing you all sorts of Fall Home Decor projects this week! How fun is that! When I think of Fall, I think of oranges, browns, muted greens and yellows, and Halloween! Yes, I said Halloween! For my project, I embellished a wooden frame I picked up at Ikea. You can pick this up at any craft store like Michael's, Joann's, etc. It was Halloween inspired :-) 
So here is how I created this. First, I used different colors of paint to outline the frame. Once it dried, I used Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink and went over the paint to give the colors a muted look instead of having bright colors. 
Aren't these bottles cute?! Well these bottles and the rest of the images are cuts from a 12x12 sheet of cardstock I had picked up at my local scrapbook store TWO years ago! LOL 
The sentiment is from Halloween PunsI love this stamp set! You can really do so much with it, not just Halloween projects! The sentiment mat is a tag from Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  
Here's a side view. I pop dotted the sentiment mat to give it some dimension, I hope you can see it. 

To view all of Joy's Products click HERE!

Linking to: 
Haunted Design House - Oh My Gourd!!! (used pumpkins)

Have a fabulous, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

Bon Voyage

** Click HERE for the Made Especially for You challenge! ** 

Hello, hello! It's time for another Challenge Me Monday challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut! This week's challenge is Trains, Planes, & Automobiles. All you have to do is Make a project using some sort of transportation (Bus, Plane, Train, Car, Bike, Etc). 
The airplane is from Pack Your Bags cartridge and the cloud is from Create a Critter cartridgeI used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink to randomly ink up the cuts to give them a different look. The sentiment is from Joy's Life - Pun In The Sun stamp set. 
I added pop dots on both the airplane and cloud for dimension. 
My card is very simple, but that is because I didn't want to cover the darling pattern paper! Crazy, I know! The plane paper is from Bo Bunny's On the Go collection.  

Anywho, don't forget to stop by Fantabulous Cricut and join the challenge HERE!! :o) 

Have a fabulous, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hope you heal quickly!

Hello and happy Monday crafty friends! Over at Made Especially for You, we have another challenge! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and here is my take on it!
For my card, I cut the background pattern paper with my trimmer and then used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink to ink up the edges. All of the paper used (except the black cardstock for the base) is from Fancy Pants Time for Spring paper pad. 
For the squared frame, I doodled a square with the lines overlapping instead of the usual faux stitching. I must say, I really like it. Crabby Cathy is actually a digi from Bugaboo Stamps, you can find her HERE
I imagined Crabby Cathy, sick Cathy hehe so I added this sentiment from Peachy Keen's Thank You Dolls stamp set. 

Here's the sketch:
Don't forget to join in this week's challenge! The winner will receive 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps - winner's choice! 

Have a fabulous, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hello crafty peeps! Hope all is well!  
For this card, I tried to use supplies that I like to hoard... like twine, bling, scrap paper, etc LOL 
Who says whales can't be pink hehe 

Here are the deets on the card 
The pink whale is from Create a Critter cartridge
The balloons are from George and Basic Shapes cartridge
The cloud pattern paper is from Echo Park's Sweet Day paper pad. 
The rest of the paper was just scrap paper in my stash :o) it comes in handy! 
The sentiment is from Joy's LifeLots of Pun stamp set.
The face on the whale is from Peachy Keen's Cherub Faces assortment. 

Linking to: 
The Perfect Sentiment - All Creatures Great and Small
Little Scrap Pieces - Use Pink
Cricut Chirp - Create a Critter
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes 
Craft Junkie - TGIF Linky Party 
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now!  - Anything Goes 

Have a fabulous, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, September 2, 2012

mickey mouse card :o)

Hello everybody! I hope all of you are having an amazing, safe Labor Day weekend! My husband and I went over to my parent's house for a BBQ yesterday and today we'll just be relaxing.
Today we have a super fun challenge for you over at Made Especially for You! The challenge is to create a Disney card... anything goes! :-)

 I have a CAS card for today :-)
 The sentiment is from our sponsor this week, Verve Stamps. It's from the set Purely Sentimental.
Don't forget to join this week's challenge HERE for a chance to win a Verve stamp set of their choice, courtesy of Verve Stamps.
Thank you for stopping by!
♥ Cyndy

Blog hop winner :o)

I was supposed to post this Saturday, but I totally forgot!
The winner from the Create with Joy's Life Stamps and Cri-Kit gel pens blog hop is.... Bonita!!
Please e-mail me by the end of this week (09/09/2012) so I can get the cart out to you asap!! =)