Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stampendous! Spookiness and BLOG Candy!!

Do you know what today is??  Its Stampendous! Saturday again which means BLOG CANDY!!

My winner of last week's Blog Candy....drum roll.....#10 Jingle!!  Woo Hoo!  You have 1 week to contact me with your mailing address so I can get Stampendous! to send off your stamps!!

For today I am still in Halloween mode so I thought I would share a couple of cards made with the brand new Halloween background stamps!  Are these fabulous or what?!!  You can let the image stand by itself or use it as a background.  My first card is using the new  CRR129R Cling Pumpkin Fence.   Its embossed with Stampendous! black EP over a background that was first spritzed with multi colors of Glimmer Mist.

My second card features CRR130R Cling Beware Gate, stamped in Black, then chalked over.  I used a touch of the new fabulously beautiful FREG024R Aged Gold Embossing Enamel around the edges.

For this week's BLOG CANDY, I am going to let the winner choose which of these 2 stamps they would rather have:

Beware Gate

or  Pumpkin Fence
You have until next Friday night at Midnight to leave me a comment.  As always, you don't have to be a follower, but I would love it if you would Follow me!!  Please also head over to the Stampendous Facebook page and follow all the goings on there too!!

AND, who else has Stampendous! blog candy this week??

LOTS of chances to win!!  Please help us spread the word!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend :)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pretty baby Pixie in Pink

OK, when asked what my favorite color is, my answer would never be pink.  Maybe Lime green, teal, purple, orange, red.   Never pink.  Not that I have anything against pink, its just not a favorite.

Well, today’s Pixie Dust Challenge is to use your favorite color to create a monochromatic card.  So why did I pick pink?  Who knows.  I guess I was just in the mood.

Plus I wanted to show off another of the adorable Oh, baby! Images that were released in the Pixie Dust Studio last week!  This little cutie patootie is called Baby girl, hehe.

I kept her and my papers in shades of pink/melon except that itty bit of stripe that I just had to cheat and throw in.  My papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle and that stripe just begged me to use it.

OK, so no talking your head off today.  We would love if you would join us in this week’s Pixie Dust Challenge!  You don’t have to use a Pixie image, but we LOVE it when you do!

      Challenge List:

Thanks for popping in today, hope you have a great one :)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges you to Clashing Colors

Its a new challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky and we would like to see some clashing colors!!  OK, that is so hard to do as an "artist" because if colors just don't go, then why create it, right?  So I cheated and went with bright colors, which to some of you I'm sure, clash.  

Our sponsor this week is Bonibleaux Designs and you could be chosen to be the winner of a fabulous image!   This is actually a card from my files that I haven't shared yet.  I created for that store which shall not be named using a Stamping Bella and a bunch of Nestabilities.  Paper is from Bo Bunny.

Thanks for visiting me today!  Hope you stay chilled :)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

by LORi Designs Spotlight on Baby Pool Lily

Some of my favorite pics of my kiddos is when they were itty bitty playing in the baby pool in the backyard!  I fell in love with this little image of Baby Pool Lily from byLORiDesigns the minute I saw it!!

We are spotlighting Lily and her little buddy Sam today at byLORiDesigns so be sure to head over to the BLD blog and check out all the cuteness  the DT has created for you!  

I love  that big bow on Lily's hair!  My girls always had huge bows in their hair until they informed me they were too old for them.  LOL  Anyway, I used a fun Watermelon  and Lime color combo for my card and used Jen's Deconstructed SKetch for the layout.  Here's hew sketch if you want to play along:

Here's the  whole SUmmer Lollipop crew, if you missed out.  Why don't you go pick up a few and color for the afternoon?!

Right Now you can have all 8 images (a $32 Value) for

Thanks so much for popping in today!!  A couple of notes below:

  • My Stampendous! blog candy is still up for grabs through Friday night!
  • Last week candy is still unclaimed!  Amy J Rockstar you have until this Friday to email me!
  • my friend Erica has moved blogs and has blog candy HERE    


Monday, July 25, 2011

A sweet little Notebook

Happy Monday!  Its been a hectic week around my house with 3 birthdays and lots of visiting family, so I have been so tickled  to have crafting time again!

Today I have for you a little notepad.  I picked up a pack  of these 3x5  notepads at Office Max.  I created the base of the cover with a 10 3/8" x 3" piece of cardstock, then added lots of fun patterns from October Afternoon.   To complete the project I added sweet Little Lili.  You can find Lili's Ice Crem in the Inky Impressions store!

Thanks for visiting me today! 


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stampendous! Saturday and BLOG CANDY!!

Happy hot, hot, hot Saturday! It should be near 100 here in NC yet again, so I am thinking ahead to fall and Halloween! And I obviously have Halloween candy on the brain as before I show you my card for today I bet you want to know who won last week's Stampendous! Blog Candy? picked #6, AmyJRockstar! Amy Jo, come on down!!

So, with candy on the brain and all I thought it would be fun to show you my absolute favorite card I made for the new Stampendous! catalog. Meet Scruffles!! He is what the Stampendous! DT lovingly refers to as Fluffle's evil twin :) OMG! He is so my cat Roxie!

Here's the whole card. I used a combo of Labels 4 and circle Nestbilites from Spellbinders for the layers, then added some hand doodling. I didn't add any glitter to him cause I wanted him to stand out for who he is...and of course a snippy kitty like this would NEVER stand still for letting you add glitter or flock or even a collar, right?

Since I used this awesome ribbon, already complete with stitching I just had to stitch my panels! The peek of pattern paper is by Best Creations, ribbon from May Arts. And the Halloween sentiment is from the Stampendous! set Costume Kids.

So, who wants to win their very own Scruffles Candy stamp? Me, me, me..oh, wait, I have one! Silly me. You want one! (Oh, and I'm throwing in a sentiment to go with it, cause they are so generous I know they won't mind!)

Just leave me a comment on this have until next Friday at midnight EST. I would LOVE for you to Follow me, but its not a requirement...and I would love for you to go "like" Stampendous! on Facebook!

NOW, I also need to tell you that the Stampendous! blog candy is going to be WEEKLY for the next 6 weeks, courtesy of Stampendous! WooHoo! AND, there is even More Blog candy from the DT ! Go check out:
So, what are you waiting for?


Friday, July 22, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps Sweet Gothic Kids Release and Challenge

A bit more Christmas in July for you because its release day at Simply Betty Stamps! All those adorable Sweet Gothic Kids Christmas stamps are now in the Store!! AND you have multiple chances this week to win your very own Wednesday!

The sassy little tangled chick on my tag is Wednesday. She is so awesome! I had fun creating this tag with some mix and matched cardstock from Anna Griffin and My Minds Eye. I embossed the background on the brown piece with Stampendous! Cling Snowfall.

Here's a bit closer look at her, sorry its a tad fuzzy!

So.....I know the question is HOW do I win a stamp? 2 ways!!

  • Had over to the Simply Betty Stamps Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a digi or a clear stamp (AND to see lots more eye candy from the DT)
  • Join our Simply Betty Stamps Scrappy Challenge this week for a chance to win 3 stamps!! We want to see tags this week! Simple, right? The only small catch is we also want to see the color combo: Cranberry, Cocoa, Teal, and White. Still easy!!
AND, of course a new release usually has a GREAT release special, right??


All six new SGK Christmas digis: $18 use code SGKDigi18
Any three new SGK Christmas digis: $9.00 use code SGKDigi9

All six new SGK Christmas Clear Stamps: $28 use code SGKClear28
Any three new SGk Christmas Clear Stamps: $14 use code SGKClear14

WooHoo! Merry early Christmas, right?! Thanks so much for visiting! Please leave me a comment to let me know you were here :) I love to read them!

Challenge List:
Simply Betty Stamps: Tag You're It! (DT)
Spoonful of Sugar: Create a tag
Crazy Challenge: Christmas in July
Craft us Crazy: Anything Goes


Pixie Dust Studio New Release and New Pixies!

Dear baby Deer welcomes you today to show off the release of the Oh! Baby collection from Pixie Dust Studio! Here's a peeky at her, but before I show you the whole project let me show you the whole collection!

The whole collection is now available in The STudio! And you can see lots more samples from the rest of the DT if you head to the Pixie Dust Studio blog!

AND, speaking of the DT, we have some new Pixies!! A huge Pixie welcome to:

So, here's my little basket I created with the baby Deer. I just made a simple box with my Scor-Pal then cut off the top pieces and added a handle. Hope you like it!

Thanks for coming by today! A few reminders:
  • Today is the last day to leave a comment for my Blog candy this week
  • New Blog Candy tomorrow!
  • A new Pixie Dust Studio challenge started yesterday!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek & Challenge

Oh baby! Its time for sneak peeks of the new Oh! baby line at Pixie Dust Studio! It also happens to be challenge day so my card is for the new challenge as well!

I used this sweet snuggly bunny called Baby bun bun. Isn't he a doll and perfect for a congrats card? Here's a closeup for you on the bunny:

Our challenge this week is a sketch by no other than the Pixie Queen herself, Kathy! We would love for you to play along with us! Head to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog to see more samples and to link up your project! Here's the sketch to get you started:

PLUS, Pixie is sponsoring The Pink Elephant Challenge right now...more chances to win!!

AND, this is my card for this weeks FNF challenge so be sure to head over to the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog today, its "Animal Magic" week and you have til next Tuesday to play along there as well :)

Whew, thats it! Tomorrow is RELEASE day for Pixie Dust Studio, so don't miss out! Thanks for coming by today :)


Hot cocoa...yum!

Its day 5 of previews at Simply Betty Stamps and today we are peeking this sexy little cutie "Reindeer Tilly". I just love her! And I am so happy with how this card turned out.

For my layout I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #200! My papers are old ones by Scenic Route and I added this fun sparkly twig that I picked up at Michael's last year. Of course I glittered her sweater up a bit with some Stampendous! Red Jewel Glitter :)

Be sure to head by the Simply Betty Stamps blog for a chance to win your own Tilly!

Please say hi, I love to read all your comments! Thanks for stopping in :)


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge #20

Happy hump day! That means its time for a new Inky Impressions challenge today! Ria is our hostess with the mostess and she has a Recipe challenge for you!

The challenge is to use 1 image, 2 embellishments, and 3 pattern papers. She also wants you to add some stitching in as well (real or faux). I used the adorable Inky Impression's Lili's Ice Cream again and paired her with this darling paper from Imaginesce. I know, the pastels really aren't usually my thing, but I really love the way it turned out!

We really hope you will join us for the challenge! You have 2 weeks to play along and to link up your creation! Head to the Inky Impressions Challenge blog for all the deets and to see more DT samples :)

I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch from Karen Giron for my card layout:

Inky Impressions: recipe (DT)
The Kraft Journal: My favorite Things (ice cream!!)
Papertake Weekly: Getting Cute
icopic: pastel colors

Thanks for stopping in today :) -Cyndi

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

by LORi Designs Spotlight on Waterwing Willa!

I have a quick post for you today! We have a house full of family and have been celebrating birthdays all weekend and yesterday, LOL so I am falling a bit behind!

This is sweet little Waterwing Willa, one of the adorable new Summer Lollipops from by LORi Designs. You can find her and all the other new Lollis in the Lollipop Shop!

I pulled out some bright fun colors from Bo Bunny and went with a theme of lots of circles! Hope you like her!

Cute Card Thursday: Going Round in Circles

Thanks for popping in today!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweet Gothic Kids Previews Day 2

“When it snows, ain’t it thrilling

though your nose gets a chilling”

Here’s a bit of winter cheer from Simply Betty Stamps! Day 2 of previews of the Sweet Gothic Kids Christmas collection brings you Ice Skate Sally! I just love her sweet yet sexy look !

Be sure to stop over at the Simply Betty Stamps blog today to see more samples from the DT and also to leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE Sally!

My papers are from 3 Bugs in a Rug, and I added lots of bling and shimmer: some Crystal White glitter from Stampendous! To her hat and skates, some silver Spica pen to her necklace and skates, and of course some bling gems from Bazzill. The huge fun sentiment is a new stamp from Stampendous!

Check back in this week for more previews! The Sweet Gothic Kids will be released this Friday at Simply Betty Stamps! They will all be sold as clear stamps, but you can also get them in digi form for 1 week ONLY!!

Challenge List:

Stamp Something: Christmas in July

Do you Stack Up?: Faux or Real sewing

Thanks for popping in today!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stampendous! Saturday and BLOG CANDY

Its once again time for Stampendous! Saturday! Before I get started on this week’s project I need to share the winner from last week’s sketch challenge. I only had one brave stamper take me up on the challenge, and that was fellow DT member Wendy Jordan! Here is her absolutely stunning creation!

Thanks so much for playing along with me Wendy! The set is yours if you don’t have it already! I wil do another challenge again soon!!

This week I am sharing a card that I created with the brand new set Cling Three Gifts (CRW064). It will be available soon at your local store! For my card I first stamped the Cling Music Score background stamp (CRR103-R) in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. After that was dry I stamped the Three Gifts stamp in Versamark ink and embossed it with Stampendous! Opaque White Embossing Powder (EP100-R).

Next I rubbed over the three bottles with various Tim Holtz distress inks: Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, and Shabby Shutters. The edges of the panel were distressed with the Vintage Sepia pad. The burgundy cardstock layer was dipped into the edge of my Versamark pad and embossed with the White powder after I cut it with decorative scissors. Ribbon is by May Arts.

This week I am giving away the stamp Cling Music Score , courtesy of Stampendous!, to one lucky winner! All you have to do is leave me a comment here. Easy peasy. I would really love it if you would also head over to the Stampendous! blog and leave a comment on any post…there are some GORGEOUS creations this week as we teamed up with May Arts.

Also today there is MORE Stampendous! Blog candy up for grabs at Taylor Usry’s blog The Quiet Moments and Wendy Jordan’s blog Paper Therapy! Spread the word! Check in at all the Stampendous! DT gals' blogs for the next few weeks for LOTS of Blog Candy!!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge


It’s a SteamPunk kind of day! At lest that’s part of the challenge at Desert Island Crafters this week! This week we are going from Sharon R’s Itinerary:

Die Cuts
Black & White

I used Steampunk, Clocks (gears), monotone, collage, charms, die cuts, and black & white. I cheated a bit on my Steampunk because Pixie Dust Studio does have a really cute Steampunk Pixie but silly me started coloring the wrong one…this is Circus Princess. But I think she works perfectly!

My gadgets are die cut with Tim Holtz Gadgets and Gears over Graphic 45 Steampunk paper. I also cuttle-bugged my Clockworks folder on another print for added texture in my collage. The large metal frame is from my stash, the grommets from SU! and the charm is by Inky Impressions.

Scroll down for my Inky Impressions Inspiration post today.

And don't forget:

  • today is the last day for my sketch challenge last week
  • Tomorrow I have Stampendous! blog candy going up, as do more of the Stampendous! DT girls
  • Today is Harry Potter release day at Simply Betty Stamps! Go the The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge Blog to see some Potter magic!
Thanks for visting! Have a great weekend!