Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Royal Queen

Its release day at Pixie Dust Studio! Get ready for the British Invasion!

For my card today I used the image "The Royal Queen", one of 6 images in this collection! My kids actually asked me if she was supposed to be Delores Umbridge, LOL (must be the pink jacket)

I went a bit shabby on this one adding some lace that I antiqued with a Tim Holtz distress Old Paper pad. Also all edges of the pattern papers are distressed both with a distressing tool and ink. Paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. I thought this would make a nice Mothers Day card for a Grandma so I added the sentiment from a Close to My Heart set.

Here's the whole shebang for you to see...also head to the Pixie Dust Studio blog for more samples! Head straight over after that to the Pixie Studio to pick up your Royal images.

Challenge List:
Cupcake Crafts Challenge: Flowers for Mum
Stamp Something: Spring Somethings
Tellen's Place: texture (lace, distressing)
Bee Crafty: Spring Florals

Happy shopping this morning! Head to the Pixie Dust Store to pick up your British Invasion stamps! And don't forget you still have almost 2 whole days to play along with this weeks challenge :)


Clean and SImple and Monochromatic

I know, two thins you NEVER hear from me...clean and simple OR monochromatic. Both are very hard for me...I love lots of color and lots of layers!

But I took on 2 main challenges with this one, to keep it simple for this weeks Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge (to use cut up sentiments) and to stay with one color and neutrals, the challenge at Catch the Bug this week.

This is the chosen one, from the Har Repotter collection no less, by Bugaboo Stamps. Ive chosen to keep him mainly in tones of grays to match my Creative Imaginations Harry Potter paper. I threw in a touch of burgundy for my color (Gryffindor colors).

The sentiment I created on my mac, its a quote from The Goblet of Fire. Other supplies used: Petite Oval Nestabilties, Zig zag border punch by EK, Copic Markers, Creative Impressions ribbon.

Challenge List:
Splitcoast Stampers: CAS112 Cut up Sentiments
Catch the Bug: Monochromatic
Pile it On: Cutie Patootie
Cards for Men: Embossing (the punch embosses)
Meljen's: Punches
Digital Tuesday: for the kids

OK, I am signing off for the night. Must get little one to bed. He's giving us trouble getting up in the morning lately. Sigh.


Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek Day 2

I have another peek for you today from Pixie Dust Studio's release invading tomorrow from the UK! This cute litte Soccer Star is another of the adorable images coming your way in the British Invasion release!

He's stamped on Neenah cardstock and colored with copics, then I cut him out and placed him on a few simple mats to focus on the cute image. The sentiment is actually a rub on from a set by Paper Studio thats been in my stash forever. No one in my family plays soccer anymore :(

And lastly, the grass was cut with my super duper fun grass scissors from Martha Stewart. Love em!! Be sure to check the Pixie blog for more fun samples and check back tomorrow for the full release!

Challenge List:
Pile it On: Cutie Patootie
Stampavie: For a boy
Wee Memories: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! -Cyndi

Monday, March 28, 2011

Its a British Invasion!

I have an adorable sneak peek for you today! This is Wink on Holiday one of the new images in the British Invasion collection from Pixie Dust Studio! What with the Royal Wedding on the way Kathy created some cute British themed images for us!

We will have another day of peeks for you tomorrow and the release on the 30th! So be sure to stop by the Pixie Dust blog to check out more cute peeks from the DT!

Supplies: Stamps: Wink on Holiday digi (Pixie Dust Studio); Happy Day (Elzybells)
Paper: Doodlebug Designs, SU!, Neenah
Accessories: Jumbo Ric Rac die (MFT); ribbon & punch (SU!); Copic markers

Challenge List:
Copic Creations: We've Got the Blues

Hope you have a great one! Thanks for swinging by today :) -Cyndi

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Live it Up!

I have cake and cupcakes on the brain this week since Michael's bday party is this weekend. Yum. I'm in love with this cupcake from Stampendous! and thought it would be a fun perch for Changito to hang out on! For this page I used the most adorable subject, my friend Heather's baby gril!

The page was created with new papers from the Its your Day line by Nikki Sivils. I will be carrying part of this line in my store, check back later today at The Scrappychick Boutique.

1. Cut cupcake paper to 11.5" x 5" and mat on Java Bazzill cardstock. adhere to left of page. Mat 6"x8" photo on pink Bazzill cardstock and adhere to page slightly skewed. Cut banner out of NS paper and adhere to top of page.

2. Stamp Changito from Stampendous! Changito Sports Perfectly Clear set onto white cardstock approx 4"x6". Mask him then stamp the Stampendous! Cling Cupcake XL under Changito. Color with Copic markers (or preferred coloring medium). Mat on Blue and Java Bazzill cardstock.

3. Stamp "live it up" from Stampendous! Whoop it Up Perfectly Clear Stamps in Versamark ink on white cardstock. emboss with Stampendous! Pomegranate embossing powder. Add small confetti from same set around sentiment and around the Changito piece.

4. Add Stampendous! Dot Sparklers Class-a-Peel stickers in various colors as desired. Adhere Changito piece and tag piece to page. Add some Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter if desired using a Quickie glue pen. (I added glitter to cupcake and banner)

Easy peasy, right? I love adding stamed elements to my layouts and Stampendous! makes it super easy with all the new XL and Jumbo stamps!

Thanks for surfing by today :) -Cyndi

Friday, March 25, 2011

National Craft Month with Stampendous!

Did you see that March is National Craft month? All month long Stampendous! has been sharing a new and fabulous creation every day! Today I just happened to notice that it was one of my cards! How fun :)

Here is the card that I had created for the last Stampendous! Catalog Supplement (Valentines Day, St Patty's, Easter). For the focal point I stamed Stampendous! Decorated Eggs in Versamark ink then embossed it using Fran's technique with Aqua, Periwinkle, and Wintergreen Embossing Powder from Stampendous!

These were then cut out and popped up with dimensional adhesive onto a square of Blue Bazzill cardstock then adhered that to a white piece cut out with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant die. Also used Swimming Pool Bazzill and White ribbon (Creative Impressions)

Hope yo have a great day! I have to finish last minute details for Michael's 8th Birthday party tomorrow :)


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lets Go to the Movies!

Our challenge this week at Pixie Dust Studio is to Go to the Movies! Just create something that is movie inspired :) That is sooooo easy to do with Pixie Dust Studio images, Kathy is a movie nut like me (and happens to have really great taste!)

I used Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the Harry Potter collection available in the Pixie Dust Studio. I paired them with what else, Harry Potter paper by Creative Imaginations that I picked up at Betty's store. Added a few gems, a tag, a sentiment from Stampendous!, lots of metallic rubons by Craft-T-Products and some Glimmer mist.

That's it this morning! I have a scrapbook page to share later today :)


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Good ol' Summertime

OK, if you know me you know that I really don't like summer, LOL. Way too hot for my blood. BUT I do love summer things :) And this cute image from Stampendous! is no exception! This is one of two images in the Summer Cuties Perfectly Clear set.

The set also contains 2 cute sentiments to add to your card :)

1. I folded my red card stock base in half. Then I cut 2 random size strips from Daffodil and Butterfly Bazzill cardstock (approx 1.5" x 4.75"). I used a zig zag punch from EK Success to create the bottom border then backed both strips on white Bazzill cardstock.

2. Stamp image from Summer Cuties Perfectly Clear Set with Memento Ink and color with copics. I trimmed very close to the block art design then backed that on Black Bazzill and White Bazzill. Adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment on White Bazzill and mat on Black. Cut at an angle then adhere to base.

3. Stamp stars from Aah Some Fireworks Perfectly Clear set. Color with copics, cut out and adhere to card with dimensional adhesive.

4. Add a touch of glitter to stars and sunglasses (Stampendous! Apple Red, Tigerlily, and Sunflower glitters) with a Quickie Glue pen. Add Stampendous! Red Dot Sparklers Class a Peel stickers to bottom zig zag border and ponytail holders.

Challenge List:
Pile it On: Pearls, and Rhinestones, and Bling
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes
Papercutz Challenge: Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp: Make it Sparkle

Thanks for popping in! Have a wonderful day :) -Cyndi

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Just a quickie post this morning with this cute Bugaboo Stamps image, Ava Umbrella. I started her for last weeks Scallop challenge at Catch the Bug (Bugaboo Stamps' Challenge Blog) but keep forgetting that the entries close down 2 days ahead. Luckily it fits for this week as well, Baby Child Theme.

She of course still has some scallops on the card, the jumbo scallop die from Spellbinders along with the top of the Nestie. I added a few gems and this adorable sparkly skull that I found in the discount bin at Michael's. Sentiment is A Muse and embossing folder is Tim Holtz Dot Matrix from Sizzix.

That's it for now :) Have a great day! -Cyndi

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Betty

***Post 2 of 2 today :) Scroll down for this weeks Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Post!!***

I also just HAD to share a card today that I made with this cute little stamp called Lucky Betty from Pink Cat Studio. Melissa has been releasing the cutest images every week in digi form (not to mention all the wonderful rubber stamps she releases too! ) I have been buying Pink Cat images for a few years now and absolutely LOVE them all!

For Betty I used more of the same fun paper from K & Co Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse collection. I picked the green dots then colored her dress to match. No, its not paper pieced...I added the dots later to make it really match :)

PS. Pink Cat Studio just released the most adorable new Baby Gnome collection to coordinate with the Gnome collection from just a couple of weeks ago. Be sure to go check it out!!

Challenge List:
Pile it On: Green and Orange (the coin)
Fab n Funky: All things Green
Do you Stack Up: Add a bow
Sew Many Challenges: St Patrick's Day
Papertake Weekly: Trio Tastic

Below is a pic of the copics that I Used. Other supplies not listed above: Bo Bunny Double Dot paper, ribbon from stash, Shabby Shutters distress Stickles from Ranger, and Rectangle standard and Jumbo scallop from Spellbinders.

Thanks for coming back by if its your second trip today! I promise, no more posts today :)


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Go Green!

Happy St Patrick's Day!! I only have a wee touch of Irish blood in me, but thats enough to celebrate, right? Just celebrate safely my friends!

We are going green this week at Pixie Dust Studio! Come join us in our challenge, it can be St Patty's Day, just the color green, Love the Earth, whatever! I chose a green frog!

This is an image called Princess and the Frog from Pixie Dust Studio. Isn't she a doll?? I colored her to match this fun K & Co paper that I've had for a while.

Challenge List:
Pixie Dust STudio: Go Green (DT)
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Favorite Movie (Princess and the Frog)
Pile it On: Use Green and Orange
Kaboodle Doodles: Happy Birthday
Fresh Brewed: Spots and Dots
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Its My Party

Stamps: Princess and the Frog digi (Pixie Dust Studio); Birthday Wishes (A Muse)
Paper: Greenhouse pp (K & Co); cs (SU!, Neenah, Bazzill)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Large Oval & scalloped oval Nesties (Spellbinders); Dog Tag Punch (EK); flowers (Prima); Velvet brad (Creative Imaginations); ribbon (Stash); Copic markers

Thanks so much for visiting me! -Cyndi

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge #4

Happy Tuesday! I have a card for you today that I really enjoyed creating! Its for this week's Desert Island Crafters Challenge using a fun and sassy image from Tickled Pink Stamps.

At DICC each fortnight we are given an itinerary of items that we may choose from and have to pick at least 3 for our project. Sharon was our winner 2 challenges ago so she got to set the itinerary. Here's what she came up with:

Sharon's Itinerary

Not a Card!
Black & White
Unusual Sentiment (ie. not “Happy Birthday” or “Best Wishes” etc).
Fancy Fold
No images

You have the next 2 weeks to join us! To see more of what the DT created head over to the DICC blog. And be sure to stop at everyone's blogs and leave us all some love :)
For my card I ended up using a fancy fold, black & white, and an unusual sentiment.

This is Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira from Tickled Pink Stamps in Australia. (Don't worry, they come in rubber AND digi) Isn't she gorgeous? The TPS challenge this week is to create a card with Black & white and one color so I chose green. You can see the copics that I used at the bottom of the post.

After she was colored I added some Lime Twist Glimmer Mist to her wings and flowers in her hair directly with a paint brush. Its a bit hard to see from the photo, but you get a glimmer of it, LOL.

I used a Joy Fold for my fancy fold...it just seemed to be right for the card. Here are shots of the card open from 2 angles. The top panel tucks under the upper flowers to stay closed. (The gems are half on and half off when open but reassemble in a complete swirl when the card is closed )

Challenge List:
Tickled Pink Stamps: Black & white & 1 color
Stamp Fairy Challenge: Show us your Green
Papertake Weekly: Triple Tastic (3 flowers)
StampInsanity: Holy Guacamole
Tellen's Place: where's the Leprechaun or the green?
Wild Orchid Challenge: Dieing to Punch it Out
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Up in the Air with Green

Stamps: Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira (Tickled Pink Stamps); Fairyland (Crafty Secrets)
Paper: SEI, Close to my Heart, Autumn Leaves
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters (Ranger)
Accessories: sponge dauber; Labels 4 (Spellbinders); Tim Hotlz Brackets Alterations die (Sizzix); gems & gem template (Bazzill); brads (American Crafts & Creative Imaginations); ribbon (A Muse); Lime Twist Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); Copic markers

Alrighty, have a lovely day. It appears we are having a bit of rain today. Sigh. You know you are getting old when you can feel the rain coming in your joints. I am off to tidy my stamp space then have to take my DDs shopping this afternoon.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Jumbo Cling Dahlia

Have you seen the newest Youtube video on the Stampendous! blog?? Its about creating custom papers with the new Jumbo Dahlia cling rubber stamp. Be sure to go check it out!!

I have a card for you today using this same set. I started with some white cardstock that was first spritzed with some Tattered Angels Glimmer mists in Moroccan Sun and Mango. (Let this dry or heat it with a heat gun if impatient) Then with my Dahlia I stamped it on the spritzed card stock in Versamark ink then embossed it with Stampendous! Bark EP.

For the added color inside my Dahlia I rubbed some metallic chalks from Craf-T-Products into the petals. Here is a closeup of the Dahlia so you can see how pretty the colors all combine together.

I also stamped the Dahlia and embossed it with Stampendous! Copper powder on my backgrund layer (which was pre-printed paper from Bo Bunny and added a lovely extra texture). Then with the added flourish in the Jumbo Cling Dahlia set I added some random bits to a scrap of Copper cardstock and embossed that in copper.

Challenge List:
Southern Girls: Use flowers
Paper Pretties: Add ribbon
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: eyelets or Brads
Tuesday Throwdown: Use scraps

Hope you have a happy Monday! Its a bit windy here in NC. I'm so glad because I was very worried at how hot it already was here yesterday! Its going to be along hot summer I'm afraid. Thanks for stopping in!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Knight in Shining Armor

Just a fun challenge card for you today. This week's theme at Fab 'n' Funky is "Make it Girly" and I just HAD to use Lily as Rapunzel and Prince Billy images from Pink Cat Studio (especially since Pink Cat is sponsoring this weeks challenge) Head over to the Pink Cat blog to see more Girly inspiration as well!

For the card I had to resize Rapunzel larger to get her just right for me (the true beauty of digis!!) So my card ending up being 5 1/4 x 7 1/4. I used Quite Contrary paper from My Minds Eye for the card base and the accents. Buttons are by Basic Grey, flower from Prima.

Here's Billy charging to the rescue of his lovely Princess.

And of course Rapunzel herself (as played by the charming Lily) I added quite a bit of distressing to the papers and images with Tim Holtz ink in Brushed Corduroy, Victorian Velvet, and Old Paper. Also used Versacolor Celedon ink and sentiment by Stampendous!

Challenge List:
Fab n Funky Challenge: Make it Girly
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Pink Polka Dots
The Crazy Challenge: Lovely Ladies

Thats it for now, thanks for popping in! Have a great rest of the weekend :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blog Hop Pixie Style!!

Its Blog Hop at Pixie Dust Studio! WooHoo!! If you arrived at my blog from Melissa's blog then you are right on track, otherwise please head back to the beginning of the hop at the Pixie Dust Challenge Blog, then hop on through from beginning to end!!

You can find all the images here in the STUDIO {http://www.pixieduststudio.net/}
or see them down at the bottom of my post :)
The "hoppers" must leave a comment on everyone's blog and will finish at Kathy's Blog...
a random winner will win the entire release!!!

Here's the hopping order:

Jami - March GDT {http://sgtstamper.com/blog}
Joyce - Challenge Coordinator {http://jolaras.blogspot.com/}
Cyndi {http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/} *** you are here***
Kathy - Owner/Illustrator {http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/}

For my card I chose the Cottage in the Trees. It went PERFECT with this new paper line called Beatrice from Nikki Sivils. I kept the card simple since there is just SO MUCH tree to love!!

Here's a closeup too:

OK, so no unnecessary chit-chat today since you have a lot of hopping to do! What are you waiting for? Go get busy!!

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Day

Thank you for being a friend! Thats the theme of this weeks challenge at Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog. I used Hart the Bumblebee from the Cupid's Corner collection.

I pulled out some fun pretty scraps from SEI's Mimosa collection from a couple of years back. The layout is this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch. I added lots of fun glitter and bling....Shabby Shutters Distress stickles; Moonlight White, and Taffy Smooch. Buttons are by MME.

The flower is a new Prima beauty I picked up a few weeks ago from Betty's. OK, so why not join us this week? You have until next Wednesday night to link up your card at the Challenge Blog for a chance to win a FREE digi!

Challenge List:
Claudia and Company: recipe challenge
Pile it On: Up, Up and Away
Papercrafting Journey: Things with Wings
Crafty Purple Frog: Come Fly with Us
The Pink Elephant: Springtime

Thanks so much for flying by!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ruff Day??

I have a peek for you today from Pixie Dust Studio! This is one of the newest in "The Red Cape" collection being released on Friday!

I used the sketch from Sweet Stampin Challenge for my card layout. Papers are from the Pet Shop line from Bo Bunny, sentiment is by The Cat's Pajamas.

Challenge List:
Stamp Something: March Digi Day
Wild Orchid Crafts: Anything Goes
Meljen's : Animals

Be sure to check back in tomorrow for our latest challenge and a surprise during the release on FRiday! Have a great Hump Day and thanks for coming by! You visits and comments mean soooo much to me!!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Happy Tuesday! Hoping to see lots more sunshine today :) I have a card today I made for the Stampendous! 2011 Winter Catalog. This is using one of the new beautiful flower sets released this year called Narcissus.

I used a greeting from the Sincere Sentiments Perfectly clear set. The pretty lacey ribbon is from Creative Impressions. I colored the flowers to pick up the color scheme in the pp from Graphic 45.

Here's a side view so you can see that one of the flowers is raised as well as the sentiment piece with its layers. Its also easier to see where I added some dimension to the centers of the flowers with some Stampendous! Honey embossing powder, applied using a Versamark pen.

Papertake Weekly: Lemon ZIngy (yellow)
Cute Card Thursday: Signs of Spring
Spoon full of Sugar: Vintage/shabby theme
Alphabet Challenge: R is for Ribbon
Craft us Crazy: Be ONE with NATURE
Tellen's Place: Embellish, Embellish, embellish

OK, that's it! Off to run some errands. Never ending. I've been doing laundry all morning and now my "break" is to drive around town. Joy.