Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Valentine's Day...just around the corner!

Hey y'all! I finally have a project to share with you. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've created this LOVE word album using a cutting file from myscrapchick. The little ladybugs, flowers and flourishes are also from myscrapchick, and were handcut from textured cardstock, embellished, pieced, and popped on dimensionals. Again, I used Tom Holtz distress ink by Ranger and several different patterned papers and ribbons by various companies that I have no idea who they are. They just came out of my stash! I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Cindy

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Trying some new things

I have two cards to show you today. The first is a Valentine's Day card I've made to give to my daughter. I have used some of the new printables from They make creating so easy!

I've used a paper tole method on the image of the little girl to add dimension. The "love" embellishment was punched out with a scallop punch, and I've added stickles to the scalloped edges and Clear Glossy Accents by Ranger to the heart to make it shine. The ruffle is a wired ribbon. I simply pulled one of the wires to ruffle then glued it to a cardstock circle. Pop the scalloped printable up on a dimensional pop dot and you're done!

I always finish out the insides of my cards. I think it looks nicer that way. The sentiment on the front of the card and on the inside are computer generated. I've also made a matching envelope and adhered another printable to the front.

Another printable that I have punched out with the scallop punch finishes off the back of the envelope. I thought this one was particularly appropriate.

My next card is one that I made following a scrapbook sketch. You can easily adapt a scrapbook sketch to a 6x6 card by resizing and eliminating any elements that are not needed.

This card features some cute felt embellishments. I simply cut two different sized circles, stitched around each and added some pretty vintage buttons. The edges of the circles and the little star shaped flowers have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. Again, the sentiment is computed generated.

The inside features some of the same flourishes and the little flowers from the front of the card. I've also created a matching "box-elope". These are great for cards that feature more dimension than will comfortably fit in a regular envelope.

I hope you've had a great day today! Y'all stay warm!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fairy Bears!!!

Here's my latest 12 x 12 two page layout that I just listed on Etsy. Again, it features paper piecings using patterns from myscrapchick.

And a couple of Valentine cards I also have listed on Etsy

I hope y'all had a great day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

After spending several months following the blogs of others, I've decided to give it a go myself. I truly love crafts of all kinds, but paper holds a special attraction...okay, okay...addiction for me. Seems I am constantly on the lookout for ideas that are new and different, and fortunately for me I have a friend or two who are my enablers.

The first creation I want to share with you is this card that I have created for a swap. It features a darling little snowman made using a pattern from He has been hand cut from textured cardstock found at Hobby Lobby. I've chalked each piece and added details with a fine point marker and white gel roll pen. Dimension was achieved with foam pop dots. He is mounted on smooth cardstock that I embossed using my cuttlebug and the swirl embossing folder. The designer paper is from the All Seasons paper pack by The Paper Studio and the ribbon is from Michael's.

The sentiment inside is computer generated, and the envelope is handmade from coordinating paper then lined inside with the same designer paper. This card measures 6"x6".
Thank you for stopping by to visit me today! Have a great weekend!