Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spider on the web

A quick  5 x 5 cardwith Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page. The spider and web from Happy Hauntings page 102 Layer 2 feature.  Some Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds on the web and some Glossy Accents and Ruby Red Stickles on the Spider. 

I should have let the Glossy Accents dry better because some glitter stuck to my spider!  I punched out a circle and glued the web to it so that I could put it on an Action Wobble!  Now my spider web wiggles!  Fun, quick card.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blog Award

Pat @ Pat's Scraps ( was kind enough to pass this award along to me.  In order to receive the award, I need to answer the following questions about myself and then pass the award along to other bloggers.
1. Name your favorite color.

(bet you didn't know that!)

2. Name your favorite song.

At the moment - Shake It For Me
by Luke Bryan

3. Name your favorite dessert.

Brownie with ice cream

4. What wizzes you off at the moment?

Rising prices!

5. Your favorite pet?

My shih tzu, Gibbs who doesn't like anyone but me!
And our little yorkie, Emmy.

6. Black or White?


7. Your biggest fear?


8. Best feature?


9. Everyday attitude?


10. What is perfection?

Having all of my family together for a
happy occasion

11. Guilty pleasure?


12. When you're upset, you?

Like to be by myself
(in my scrap room)

Now I need to pass this award onto 10 other bloggers. They are...
My two newest followers
other followers:
a couple more that I enjoy following:
I hope you visit these blogs and they inspire you as they do me.
Thanks again, Pat.  I really appreciate your continuing support.
Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blue and Gold Birthday

This is the blue and gold version similar to the the red and gold birthday card.  More of the pretty paper from the Tradewinds stack by DCWV. This is a 5x5 square card using PaperTrey Ink Shimmer navy as the card base.  The "Happy Birthday" is from Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art page 47.  Some gems and ribbon and the front is done.

For the inside, I again used My Pink Stamper Stamps.  "Best Wishes" is from Everyday Life and "On your special day" is from Family and Friends.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I loved the card Maria did for the My Pink Stamper Designer's post (  So I had to use the
skeleton in a card of my own!  Here is my card:

This is a 5 x 7 card. The cute skeleton is from Paper Doll Dress Up and is on page 53 under Accessories 3. He looks a little crooked but he's on an Action Wobble. I added a couple of black pearls for his eyes.
The paper is from DCWV Midnight Spell stack that I bought last fall.  The tree is also from Paper Doll Dress Up on page 52 the shift option of Accessories 3.  
The moon was just a circle punch and the fence is my new Martha Stewart punch. 
The inside phrase is from Happy Hauntings page 30 the Phrase feature.  I used the phrase and shadow.
I added a little Glossy Accents to  a couple of the black birds and a dab of black diamond Stickles to the spider web on the fence.

This was a fun card to make and the "dancing" skeleton is too cute!  May have to make a couple more of these!

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Red and Gold Happy Birthday

This paper is from DCWV the Tradewinds Stack.  I bought this stack with the thought that it would be great to scrap my pictures from the trip to Turkey, but the paper is so pretty I keep wanting to use it for cards.  I guess I'll just have to buy another one!
The polka dot paper is from another DCWV stack.  I don't remember which one.

The "Happy Birthday" is from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge (page 47) as is the label behind it (page 65).  Both are using the base and the shadow features. I ended up using a gold marker on the Happy Birthday to get the look that I wanted.

The "make a wish" stamp on the inside is from Paper Trey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages stamp set that I have had for a couple of years now.

The edge is punched with a Stampin' Up punch.  A little gold ribbon and a pearl and I think it is an elegant card.  I struggled with it but was happy with the way it eventually turned out.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ladybug Baby Shower Card

I made this card for my daughter-in-law Clare's baby shower.  The little onesie is from Life's A Party page 29.  It originally had a duck on the front but I just cut the shadow so that I could add the Ladybug from Create A Critter.  It is on page 62 and is the shift option as are all the layers for it. I wanted the ladybug to make the card personal because it is the theme of the baby's bedroom.

It is a 5 x 5 square card.  I started with plum pudding paper from Paper Trey Ink.  I ran it through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots  folder.  The folder was not large enough to cover the whole card, but that was okay because I addded the lace and a thin pink ribbon to the side.  I gathered the same lace and added it with red tacky tape to hold in place at the neck of the onesie.  I added some fruit punch stickles to the ladybug's spots and then added Glossy Accents to the whole ladybug.  I added 2 pink brads for the snaps and did a little white gel pen for the seam stitches. 
The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions stamp set, then punched out with Stampin' Up's modern label punch.

I thought it turned out pretty cute.  I hope the lace collar held up in the mail!

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monagram frame

If you get the Cricut Chirp newsletter, you will recognize that I used Jackie Uhazie's monagram frame as the inspiration for mine. 

This was my first try and I like the way it turned out.  I used papers that would look good in my den, which is where I plan to put this.
The "A" and "Aslaner" are from the Kate's ABCs cartridge. The "A" was cut at 6 1/2 inches.  The "Aslaner" was cut at 1 1/4 inches.  The "Kemal & Cindy" are from the Quarter Note cartridge at 1 inch.  The "Established 1981" I printed on the printer.

This was a fun project and I like the way it turned out.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Yellow and Black Birthday

For some reason a couple of weeks ago, I was wishing I had some pretty yellow papers.  Yellow is not usually a color I go to first.  I guess sun, summer, I don't really know why.  Then I went to JoAnns and the first thing I saw was The Lemon Flower Stack by DCWV!

Really nice yellow and black combinations!  So this is my first card with the papers.  I have a lot of August birthdays so let the card making begin!  (Like I need and excuse! Hee Hee).

I haven't decided who will get this card yet. The Happy Birthday is from Stampin' Up's Perfect Punches set.  The ribbon is some I picked up at JoAnns.  A couple of smoky jewels and done.  I bought some square velum envelopes, so be looking forward to the square cards!

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Paisley Frame

This is a gift for a friend who recently had another Granddaughter.  I bought the frame at JoAnn's and decorated a mat for it.  The baby's name is Paisley.

I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page for the photo border.  The Paisley was cut using the font from the Quarter Note cartridge.  For the finishing touch I added a couple of flowers with a jeweled brad.

I think it turned out cute.  I hope she likes it.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Scraps & Scraplifts

I totally Scrap Lifted this idea from  It is a great way to use up scraps and it makes for a cute, quick card.  Thank you for the inspiration, Linda!  She has some good instructional videos for anyone interested.

These were very quick and easy as well as fun to do.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Polka dots

This is a card that I made for Alex (Ken's girlfriend) for her birthday.  The card base is from The Birthday Bash cartridge Card option on page 31.  I cut it at 5 inches.  The Happy Birthday is from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge, the Phrase and shadow from page 37.  Polka Dot paper is from DCWV Latte Stack.  The green and purple papers are Paper Trey Ink.  The ribbon is Stampin' Up.  The little gem of a butterfly is from the dollar bin at Michaels.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)