Monday, October 29, 2012


Hello, hello.
Over at Joy's Life Design Team blog, you will be seeing all sorts of projects this week! Be prepared to be wowed! :o) 
I decided to make a Halloween card using non-traditional colors. 
The little ghost is from Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. 
The sentiment is from Joy's Life stamps, Halloween Puns stamp set.  I just love it! 
 The face on this little ghost is from Peachy Keen's In Stitches assortment set. 
 The crinkle ribbon is Baby Boy from 3 Girl Jam. Since it's a Halloween card, I decided to ink it up and give it a little darker look. I inked it up with Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Inks. 

Have a fun, crafty day!
♥ Cyndy

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Hello everyone! Over at Made Especially for You we have a color challenge.
I decided to make a Halloween card, yep with these colors ;) 

Here is my card. 
This cute Frankenstein, tooth, and sentiment are from Peachy Keen's Frankly... set. 
This was my first time really coloring with Copic markers. Usually I just filled in lips, small flowers, etc... my coloring isn't too shabby hehe but I definitely need more practice! 

 I really tried to rotate this picture so you could see the sentiment, but it still wouldn't come up right on blogger. Sorry :o( The sentiment is also from the same set. 

Please stop by for a chance to win three images from our sponsor, My Heart Pieces.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Telephone Blog Hop

Welcome to Made Especially For You's 
Telephone Blog Hop!

If you've never heard of the "Telephone" game it's a game most often played by kids that simulates how a story can change from person to person, or how a rumor can start. For example, I may tell Susie that at lunch today I had a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, and some milk, and she may go tell Jackie that I had a turkey sandwich, an apple, and some milk. Although only one small detail was changed, over time the entire story can change. The game is played by starting with a story and whispering it from one person to the next in a circle and seeing how the story changed once the last person has told it. 

We decided to play this game as a design team, not with stories, but with cards! Our DT leader Ashley started with a photo of a card, emailed it to someone, who then created a card based off her card, and sent a photo of it to the next person. As a design team, this is the first time we're seeing the progression of the cards! 

Here is the photo of the card I received from Robin from The Cricut Scrapper

And here is the card I created inspired by her card:
I took her chevron pattern paper as inspiration and ran from there. The duck and it's face is from Peachy Keen's Duck and Egg Die. The sentiment is from Peachy Keen's Duck Dolls stamp set. 

What fun is a blog hop without blog candy?! A couple of our design team members have donated some blog candy for those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Blog Candy Pictured Below

Please make sure to leave your contact info when you comment to be eligible to win! Participants have through this Sunday, October 28th, to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday October 30th at Made Especially For You.

You're next stop is Pam's blog, Scrappin FabPam.

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

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Trick or Treat

Hi everybody! Over at Joy's Life design team blog we will be showcasing 3D projects!
 I was going through a few Halloween blog hops this past week and couldn't help but notice that the coffin from Artiste makes an amazing candy holder! I was inspired especially by one project, but I'm sorry to say I forgot the blog it was from. 
I really had a lot of fun creating this project. Although I don't make 3D projects, I enjoy them a lot! 
Spoiler Alert: TONS of pictures and details! 

The coffin and spider web are from the CTMH Artiste cartridge. I just ♥ this cartridge to pieces! It really has everything for every occasion, theme, etc! 

The sentiment is from Joy's Life Halloween Puns stamp set. 
I've never used this stamp before because I was a little intimidated by it. I wasn't sure if it would stamp completely, if it would come out blotchy, etc.... but not to worry.. it stamped PERFECTLY! I love the quality of these stamps! 

The paper I used is from Michael's Recollection's Midnight Magic stack. I inked around the edges with Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord Distress Inks to give it more of a Halloween look. I took a close up of the paper so you can see all of the fun Halloween words it has. :o)

 The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam (Antique White). I also inked the crinkle ribbon with Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord Distress Inks
The twine is Orange Licorice from Trendy Twine. 
 The coffin is holding some yummy treats. 
Side view. The coffin was cut at 7.5 inches. 
Side view again. The spider web was cut at 2.75 inches. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Have a fun, crafty day!
♥ Cyndy

Linking to: 
3 Girl JAM challenge - Favor Challenge w/ Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate - Halloween Party

Joy is having a super awesome giveaway over at the Design Team blog.
Check it out HERE!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy :o)

Hi everybody! Over at Made Especially for You we have a technique challenge. The challenge is to create a card using the misting technique. I love challenges that include techniques because I can play/practice techniques I usually don't do. Join us here! :o)
So my card is pretty simple, I was going for a totally different look than what I usually do... I'm not exactly sure if I'm 100% in love with my card lol 

 So here are the details! I got a piece of white card stock and inked it up with Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I then used my Ranger mini mister to mist it (I may have gone a little over board with the misting hehe). The paper curled up because of the water, but like Tim Holtz suggest, use your heat tool to speed up the process. 
The pictures are dark so you can't really see how the paper really looks, but here's a picture so you can get an idea. 
The pattern paper I used was from my scraps... I was trying use my scraps, but I'm not sure I chose the correct patterns/colors.. 

Please join us at Made Especially for You for a chance to win $15 gift certificate to Paper Piecings by Nikki

Ashley over at Made Especially for You is having a giveaway! Make sure to check it out HERE

Monday, October 15, 2012

a little something to gobble

Hello, hello ♥ 
Over at Joy's Life Design Team blog, we will be showcasing projects that include embossing. 
The sentiment is from Joy's Life It's All Fall Puns stamp set. ♥ 
This cute little turkey is from Create a Critter cartridge. I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder for the embossing. 
Here's a close up of the sentiment. 
 This little fella is on an action wobble. 
 Action wobbles are so much fun! 

Ohhh, by the way!
Joy is having a super awesome giveaway over at the Design Team blog.
Check it out HERE!!

Have a fun, crafty day! 
♥ Cyndy 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

you're in my thoughts

Hello everyone! It's Monday, let's make this an amazing week! :o)
This week's challenge over at Made Especially for You is to create a card using three leaves
I decided to go with a very clean and simple look and created two cards. 
All of the leaves are from the Art Philosophy cartridge
 I cut all six leaves on white cardstock. I then used Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Festive Berries, and Wild Honey distress inks to ink them up. After inking them up, I splashed water on them to give them a different look. 
 The stamp is from a stamp set I bought at Michael's. I threw away the package and can't remember the name. :o( 

I hope you join this week's challenge over at Made Especially for You! The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to V's Sweet Ideas

Thank you for stopping by my crafty friends!
♥ Cyndy

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monster Mash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

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

For my project, I created a card. :o) Who says monsters can't be cute? hehe  This monster is from Mini Monsters cartridge. 
The sentiment is from Joy's Life, it's Halloween Puns stamps. The face is from Peachy Keen's Monster Mash assortment.  

 Sorry for the bad lighting :o( It was a little gloomy/cloudy so I tried taking the pictures inside, but it didn't seem to help. I'll definitely try to update them asap! :o) 

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

$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Emily's blog, For the Love of All Things Crafty

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

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Not one winner, but two!

Hi everyone!

I was supposed to post the winner of the Cricut Tool kit today, but like I had mentioned on the blog hop post this past Saturday.. I had the Cricut Live Simply cartridge as a giveaway twice and it went unclaimed both times :o( 

Sooo I decided to give both away :o) 

The first winner is Jessica from Chic-n-Scrap! 
Since you're the first winner I drew, just let me know which prize you want [Cricut Tool Kit or Live Simply cartridge] along with your mailing info. 

The second winner is Rhonda R. 
As soon as I get a response as to which prize the first winner wants, I'll send you an email letting you know what you've won... or just send me you mailing info right away and I'll still let you know after what you've won. 

Don't forget ladies, shoot me an e-mail at with your mailing info!! 

Have a fun, crafty day!
♥ Cyndy 

Monday, October 8, 2012


** Click HERE for Joy's Life Halloween Blog Hop! ** 

Hi crafty friends ♥
Over at Joy's Life Design Team blog you'll be seeing all types of projects this week! Make sure to check it out each day because there's no telling what these talented women are going to create next! :o) 

I decided to go with a very clean and simple card. 
 The corn stalk is from the Just Because cartridge. I actually just cut the entire cut in the yellow pattern paper and used the G07 Copic marker to color in the "stalk."
The scalloped oval is from Twinkle Toes and the oval is from Art Philosophy
 The sentiment is from Joy's Life It's All Fall Puns set! Isn't it a-maize-ing! ;) 

Have a fun, crafty day!
♥ Cyndy 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

MEFY Sketch Challenge :o)

** Click HERE for Joy's Life Halloween Blog Hop! ** 

Hello, Hello 

Over at Made Especially for You, we have another challenge! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. Take a look at the sketch and my take on it. 

I rotated the sketch and got to work! This lady enjoying her bath and appletini is a digi from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. All of the pattern paper is from Echo Park. I colored in some "bubbles" with a blue copic marker. 

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