Thursday, March 11, 2010

Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge!

I've been a member of Paper Craft Planet for some time now, but I've just gotten around to joining the Sketch Challenge group. I'm always looking for inspiration and these ladies don't disappoint!

Here's the sketch for March 6, 2010:

And here's my submission:
If you're looking for some inspiration too, stop by!
Hope y'all have a great day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


We've been experiencing much warmer weather this week! Hooray!! We've had some really weird winter weather here in Alabama. We've had several snow events and when I say events, I mean even an inch or less is cause for celebration in this part of the country! But I have to say that spring is probably my most favorite season. I really enjoy opening my windows and hearing the sweet sounds of nature.

So to celebrate the coming warmer days of spring, I've created a cute colorful card. I hope you like it!

I hope that spring comes quickly to your part of the world!! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 20, 2009

One of my favorites!

This is one of my favorite cards. It is also probably my most time consuming since everything was hand cut and embellished! This one uses the Jungle and Zoo Safari patterns from
All of the animals were pieced using pop dots to give it lots of dimension. Tricia Moore is the artist who designed these adorable animals and I just love her work!
On a personal note, we found out this week that my daughter is expecting another boy and we couldn't be more excited! He's due January 6. Life just gets better and better!
Hope y'all have had a wonderful summer! Hard to believe it's gone so quickly and fall will be here before we know it. Fall is one my most favorite seasons, so I hope to be able to feature some cute fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving projects here before too long.
Y'all take care and happy crafting! Hugs!
~ Cindy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

It's HOT y'all!!

I am not at all a summer person. The heat drives me inside and you would think I would get a whole lot of crafting done, but unfortunately that's not the case. I seem to find lots of others things that need to be attended to and I don't get to play!
But I do have a cute little project that can help to beat the least a little.

This cute little hand fan was made using two different myscrapchick patterns...the tree from the Monkey Business-Boys Only and our little logo chick. The base for the fan was cut out of chipboard to give it a little bit more stability than just cardstock. I covered it with patterned paper and added my cute paper piecings. The handle is also chipboard covered with paper, although you could use a craft stick...I just couldn't find my stash of those!

This next project is oh so cute...well, at least I think so! It's perfect for our upcoming July 4th holiday!
I washed four vegetable cans and covered them with cute red, white and blue patterned papers. I made a base from chipboard, which I also covered with patterned paper. Adhere the cans to the chipboard, leaving a gap between the two front and the two back cans so you can slip your napkins inside. I made a piecing using the Santa on Skates pattern from myscrapchick. I just modified him a bit to look more like Uncle Sam! I love the challenge of coming up with ways to the use patterns for more than their intended purpose! I adhered him to the front and all that's left to do is add your napkins and silverware! I used the fourth can in this picture as a flower vase, but it would be cute with little American flags too! Easy peasy!!
I hope you'll stop by and check out the darling paper piecing patterns! Sign up for the newsletter and receive a freebie every Friday!!!
Y'all stay cool! Hugs!! ~ Cindy
P.S.!! I received two awards from two lovely ladies too! I don't know how to add the cute little button to my blog (I'm woefully technologically deficient), but I wanted to thank them both so much for thinking of me!! I hope you'll visit their blogs as well. (my friend and sister scrap chick Syrena!) and (Wendy who makes the cutest cards!) Thanks again ladies!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's been a while...

Sorry for the blog drought. I haven't been crafting very much until just recently when I finally found the time to get a couple of things done. Sometimes you just gotta take a step back and come back refreshed.

The first project I have today is for our Mother's Day challenge at We were to come up with something using the Glamour Girl patterns and here was my contribution.

I wanted to do something other than a card so I came up with the idea of making a little cosmetic holder. I found the little wooden box at Michael's for $1, covered it with patterned paper, adhered the paper piecings I'd made using Glamour Girl patterns and wrapped some satin ribbon around the handle finishing it off with a pretty bow. Easy peasy!
The next project I have for you has nothing to do with paper at all. It does, however, have everything to do with my newest obsession: vintage linens. I LOVE them!! Finding vintage sheets and pillowcases at thrift stores and yard sales has now become my latest quest. So here is my first attempt at a reusable grocery bag using a couple of vintage pillowcases.

This is the side gusset view:

Sorry for the less than stellar photos. The lighting is just bad. But I think the bag turned out cute! I don't think this will be the last bag I make either.
Now I have a really cute tip for you! Some of you may have heard of this before, but I hadn't until a friend told me just recently. She uses old sewing patterns as tissue paper in her gift bags and gift boxes. I just thought that was cutest idea, and they are super cheap at the thrift 25 cents worth of cute goodness!
So there you have my latest crafting exploits. What have you been up to lately?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cafe Mojo Fruity Chai Challenge for 2-23

This is my project for yesterday's Cafe Mojo Fruity Chai Challenge. The colors for this challenge are pink and orange, and I was fortunate enough to have some really pretty paper in these colors to make this card! I also had this beautiful textured flower given to me by a friend (thanks Jordi!) and I think it really finishes off this card. The background is the patterned paper cut into squares then matted onto textured cardstock. I used the large Baroque Motify from Stampin' Up! which I then heat embossed in metallic gold. The image is double matted. I used an SVG cutting file from myscrapchick to make the scalloped square for the bottom mat.

The inside is finished with the same patterned paper. Again, I used a stamp from the Baroque Motif set, heat embossed in gold metallic and punched using the scallop punch from Stampin' Up! The same image is used on the front of the box envelope.

I used a coordinating patterned paper to line the inside of the box envelope and attached a velcro dot as a closure.

I hope you like this pretty card! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2009

'Bout time...

Been a while since I posted a new project. I was hit this week with a yucky cold bug that kept me in a sneezing fit. I'm hoping I'm at the tail end of this thing now. Fortunately, I was still able to get a project or two made during that time, including one for a future challenge that I will show you later. I will share the ones that can at this time.
This first one is for the Mojo Mocha Friday challenge on Cafe Mojo Challenges. We were to use either ribbon or lace and for this one I chose ribbon. The image is one of the many vintage images that I have. I really love vintage! I paper toled the bird and flowers and added glitter to the top layer. The edges have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
On the inside I've added brads and corner embellishments and a pretty gold embossed stamped image, which is from Stampin' Up! I added the same image to the coordinating envelope.

My next card uses a darling chicken paper piecing from the myscrapchick Farm Friends collection. She has been chalked and popped on dimensionals. The scalloped circles are svg files from myscrapchick that I cut using my Cricut.

I have to warn you that the inside sentiment is incredibly corny! A very bad pun indeed! But I think it's still a cute card nonetheless :)

So there are my creations for the week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend!