Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Moving , Moving, Moving

My craft room is spread between two houses. What a nightmare! There is unfortunately no sign of stamping in sight in the next week or more , so luckily I had a card or two put back that never got blogged!

This is Jingles the Jester from the Have a BAll Collection at Pixie Dust Studio. Isn't he a doll? He's one of my favs and I love the way the card turned out!!

Jingles is paired with some Sassafras Lass papers, stitching, Diamonds & Dots QuicKutz embossing folder and a bunch of bright Basic Grey buttons!

The sentiment I generated on my computer. Below is a pic of the copics that I used.

  • Be sure to join the Pixies this week for the "Anything but a Square" challenge over at the Pixie Challenge Blog, and there will be a new challenge issued this Thursday.

  • Don't forget about the Stampendous! BlogStars DT call!! Details below.

  • Also, winners for the huge Valentine Blog Hop were announced on Taylor's blog...A huge thanks to all who hopped, designed and sponsored!!

I think thats it for now!

Peace out dudes! -Cyndi

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Design Team Call

Stampendous BlogStars - Guest Design Team Call

Stampendous is looking for 4 stampers in the blogosphere to serve for 3 months on our BlogStars Design Team. Every 3 months we'll put out a call for 4 new stampers.

What will BlogStars need to do?:

1. Create at least one blog post with a project or card each week during your 3 month term.
2. Complete and submit your post to Stampendous by Thursday of each week.
3. Post your project to your Personal Blog the following week.
4. Upload each project to various forums as requested.
5. Over the length of your term your posts should include one tutorial, one scrapbook page, and one 3D project. The rest of your posts may be any type of project you desire.
6. Upload your project (or another using Stampendous stamps and products) to one challenge blog anywhere on the web each week.
7. Participate in our Design Team challenge blog (with the same project or another).
8. Comment as often as possible on Stampendous' Blog, Facebook Posts, Tweets, on other Stampendous DT member blogs, and on Stampendous cards in forums and galleries.
9. Place a link to the Stampendous website and blog on your blog for the duration of your term. (we'll provide you cute badges with which to do this).
10. Provide model releases for any projects using photos of people (we can provide a plain release).
10. Participate in our Design Team Blog Hop which we will hold quarterly.

What's In it for You:

1. You'll receive 2 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets or Cling Rubber Stamp Sets each month of your term, plus we'll include some Stampendous accessories such as glitter, embossing powder and stickers in each package. You may use any current Stampendous merchandise on your projects, not just what we send you.
2. You will receive adorable badges to display on your blog.
3. We'll put your name and a link to your blog on our blog.
4. Membership in our Design Team Facebook Group for the duration of your term.
5. New stamping connections and a great relationship with one of the top companies in the craft stamping industry.

Other Notes:

1. You won't need to send us your actual samples, but your photos must be top quality!

2. Your products and projects are yours to keep, but we retain the right to use your projects anywhere we like.

How to Apply:

1. Submit, by email, 3 - 4 projects which represent your best work. Projects should have Stampendous products and stamps as the focus, although other items may be used. Product used for this application does not have to be currently available.

2. We will consider photography of the projects as part of the judging process. We can only use high resolution photos of the best quality with good lighting, no distracting backgrounds, and clear focus. You may watermark your photos.

3. For at least one of your projects please include clear, concise directions and a list of products necessary for a reader to complete the project.

4. Please include a link to your personal blog, a list of other design teams on which you are serving/have served, and a little bit about yourself including your full name and preferred mailing address.

5. Send your email to submissions@stampendous.com with BlogStars in the subject line by Thursday, February 24th.

6. We'll respond to every email so you know we got it. We'll notify the 4 new BlogStars on Monday, February 28th and mail their goodies. First submissions will be due March 10th, and final submissions of the term will be due on May 26th.

7. If you're not chosen, we'll keep your email and check to see if you want to be considered for the second term of Stampendous BlogStars beginning in June.

Romeo, oh Romeo...

***Note: only 24 more Hours to Hop through the Incredible Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop with over 20 prizes!! Scroll down to the next post for the details!! ***

For today's card I used a brand new image available from Pixie Dust Studio! This one is called "Romeo Loves Juliet" from the brand new "Have a Ball" Collection. Aren't they sweet?!!

This is also my card for this fortnight's Desert Island Crafters Challenge.

This week we used Juanita's Desert Island Itinerary

1. Monochromatic
2. Movie or Book inspired
3. Buttons
4. The word “ FRIEND(S)” in your sentiment
5. Border Punch
6. Only one pattern paper
7. The color Red
8. No flowers
9. Swirls
10. Sparkle

We would love to have you play along with us! All you have to do is to use at least 3 of the items listed on Juanita's Itinerary. I used Sparkle, No flowers, Buttons, Movie, Border Punch, and Friends in the sentiment.

I added some Icicle Stickles to her wings and some Silverfox Smooch to parts of his armor and sword. to give the sparkle and shine.The top left corer was cut with a decorative edge scissor (which I also used for the tops of my tag) My button was dressed up with some May Arts silk ribbon and some assort ribbon scraps from my stash.

Here's the Copic colors that I used. I pulled the color scheme from the Cosmo Cricket paper used on the card.

Head over and leave some love for the rest of the Desert Island Crafters too!! We all really love your sweet comments :)

Alison Heikkila

Angela Enion

Berenice Rendon

Cyndi Bundi

Erica Johnson-Wanzer

Jo Willis

Juanita Gillen

Suzi McKenzie

Taylor Usry

Tasha Beasley

Other Challenges for this card:

Stamp Something: For your Valentine

Fab n Funky: Make your Own (tag)

Polka Doodle: That's Amore

Stampin for the Weekend: Valentine's Day

The Pink elephant: Valentine's

Creative Card Crew: Friendship

Thanks for visiting me today!! -Cyndi

Monday, February 14, 2011

Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop!!

Are you excited? We all are! This hop has grown so fast...from just about a week ago it was just a few friends...now we have over 50 stops on the best Valentine's Day Hop ever!!

There is an INCREDIBLE amount of talent along the way so be sure to stop at EVERY players blog AND be sure to leave some love on ALL the players' posts...winners will be chosen randomly from all posts and all blogs. There are over 20 prizes!!

I actually have 2 projects for you today! The first is a layout that I created with these absolutely most stinkingly adorable Iguanas!! Iguana Love is one of the cute new sets released by Stampendous! a couple of months ago. It comes with the pair, and then the 2 single iguanas and a whole bunch of cute sentiments.

Heres a closeup of the Iguanas. After I stamped them I cut them out and adhered them to hearts that were cut with my Spellbinders Heart dies. (I machine stitched around the borders of the hearts and the mats on the page)

The title was created with some cloth thickers from American Crafts that were originally white, but then I airbrushed them to match my papers and Iguanas. The colors I chose were pulled from the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane collection. I also added a small heart that I stamped from the set and cut out then adhered directly to the corner of the photo.

I had fun with this part of the layout adding a hand-ruffled ribbon treatment that I created with ribbon and my sewing machine. The little scalloped border is a Spellbinders die. Layout for the page is based on this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursday.

I also created a card with this cute new little stamp called "Betty holding Heart" from Pink Cat Studio. She's part of a set of 4 little cuties! This card is based on this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch sketch challenge at The Sweetest Thing.

The card turned out quite a bit simpler than I usually end up with, but I just love the way Betty turned out colored! I matched her up with some gorgeous papers and chipboard embellishments from American Crafts..Letterbox.

Here's the list of AWESOME companies donating prizes!

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner

- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner

- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner

- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (donated by Taylor U)

- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership

- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store

- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner

- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner

- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner

- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner

- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner

- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)

- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice

- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner

- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife

- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner (

- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate

- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner

- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images

And here's the list of all the Stops along the Blog Hop!!

Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Libby Hickson - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
Cindy Coutts - http://cindycoutts.com/

Cyndi Bundy - http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
(you are Here)

Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com/
Angelique Nederpel - http://scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Suzi McKenzie - http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/
Cathy Wallington - http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Patricia Hays - http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Maria Levine - http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Juanita Gillen - http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot.com/
Janelle Stollfus - http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/
Mary Collins - http://www.softangelkisses.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon - http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Gorka - http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fitzgerald - http://jkfitzgerald.blogspot.com/
Dee Morris - http://sprytebyrd.blogspot.com/ -
Darsie Bruno - http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Sandy Allnock - http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/
Margie Cortina - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Kathy Fronczak - http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/
Cat Darling - http://catscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Joyce Martens (Jolara) - http://jolaras.blogspot.com/
Erin Leveille -http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Gudrun Loennecken- http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com/
Mackenzie Bruckler - http://midnightscramper.blogspot.com/
Melissa (Pink Cat) - http://pinkcatstudio.blogspot.com/
Patty Tanuz - http://cardsbypattytanuz.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart - http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Jane Matsumoto - http://whoopsiedaisy-jane.blogspot.com/
Kimme Leach - http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Kerry Kung - http://kerryischilling.blogspot.com/
Heather Lee-Reppen - http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk - http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove - http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Lysa Q- http://lysaq.blogspot.com/
Erica Johnson-Wanzer - http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Tina Kiehn - http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/
Sugar Whiting - http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/
Sunghee Chon - http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/
Tanis Palmer - http://tannyps-rubbish.blogspot.com/
Lindsey Martin-Penny - http://www.bashfulblogging.blogspot.com/
Kristi Parker Van Doren - http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Julie Elak - http://www.lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/
Alison Heikkila - http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Audrey E - http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/
Laura Drahozal - http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Louise Healy - http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Lynell Harlow - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Terrece Siddoway - http://www.made4ubyt.blogspot.com/
Liz Martin - http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/
Kim Reid - http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/
Beth Ranney-Thomas - http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/
Hope you have a Hoppin' good time!! Be sure to stop all along the way...you have until 6pm EST Thursday to leave comments and be entered to win one of over 20 prizes!!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek!

Its the Belle of the Ball! She is one of the newest images that will be available from Pixie Dust Studio tomorrow in the "Have a Ball Collection".

I used papers from the new Graphics 45 Once Upon a Springtime line...aren't they gorgeous? The pad happened to come with some cutouts that just happened to make a cute window! How lucky was that? Plus I used the papers to Paper-piece her dress.

I was in a really shimmery glimmery mood so I glimmer misted all my layers with Patina and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist! It adds such a beautiful touch! The flower is from Prima and the ribbon is May Arts I think. Her jewelry was all fancied up too with a touch of Snickerdoodle Smooch!

There's even a little ledge at the bottom of the window she she can lean out and wait for her Prince! All edges were also inked with Chestnut Roan cats eye after they were dry from the Misting.

Here's all the copics that I used...not so many since most of her is paper!

OK, be sure to check back in tomorrow for another sample from this collection...and tomorrow is Release Day! Be sure to head to the Pixie Dust Studio Blog for lots more eye candy!

Challenge List:
Crafty Purple Frog: Romance (she's waiting for her prince)

Thanks for visiting today! -Cyndi

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stampendous! Sunday

Shhh...I know Iam off a day. It should be Stampendous! Saturday and Scrappy Sunday. But I have a layout to finish up for tomorrow so I'm changing it up a bit!

Did you see yesterday's post at the Stampendous! blog? "Introducing Fran-tage!" Be sure to go check it out for lots of gorgeous eye candy! My card today isn't totally collage-y but it sort of fits with the theme of these lovely new stamps from Stampendous!

I am going back a bit to my old stamping days here and getting out of my proverbial box. For the background on the main panel I spritzed a combination of Creme de Chocolat and Tattered Rose Glimmer Mists. After that was dry (and yes I hit it with the heat gun) I stamped and embossed the new Dragonfly Vine and embossed it with Olive and Chocolate EP from Stampendous!

The background on the card is also embossed with Stampendous! Mushroom EP using the new Dream Forever stamp.

The final step was to rub a touch of metallic chalk (Craf-T Products) into the wings of the dragonfly. Here's a couple of closeup shots.

Challenge List:
Fab n Funky Challenges: Tempting Texture
Phindy's Place: Embossing
Digi Doodle: Nature

Hope you enjoy this card! I will be back later today with a sneak Peek from the newest Pixie Dust STudio Collection! Also tomorrow is the BIG Valentine's Day Blog Hop! There are over 20 prizes to be had...you do NOT want to miss out!!


"I'm Living in a Material World..."

"...And I am a Material Girl". When I first saw this image from Tickled Pink I thought of Madonna! She was totally my 80's Fashion idol! I mean who didn't want to look like her?

The name of the stamp is Lil Fashionette 80's: Sookie. I colored her in some bright neon colors using the color palette from this weeks Color Throwdown as my inspiration...Orchid Opulence, Passion Pink, Real Red and Basic Black.

Here's the whole card . She was way before the time of Karaoke, so she must really be Madonna, right? Well this weeks challenge at the Tickled Pink Challenges is to create a Birthday project. So I added a new sentiment from Stampendous!, masked off and separated onto 2 different panels. Then added some stitching :)

Here's the copics that I used. Papers are from Bazzil, Bo Bunny, and Close to My Heart. Ribbon is Bo Bunny and Michael's.

Challenge List:
Tickled Pink Challenges: Happy Birthday
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink, Red, White
Tuesday Throwdown: Add buttons
Pile it On: Bright & Breezy

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great weekend :) -Cyndi

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Be My Valentine

****HUGE Blog Hop coming Feb 14th**** tons of prizes from tons of companies!

Its Challenge time at Pixie Dust Studio again! This week out theme is "Be My Valentine". I used this precious image called The Notebook from the last Pixie Dust Studio Collection called Cupid's Corner.

I loved this movie and the book, but I think I balled my eyes out for hours later and will never watch it again! For the layout of my car I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch from The Sweetest Thing for my layout.

Papers are quite old from my stash...by Junkitz. The sentiment is by Verve. I also used my Curvy Cutter for the large circle, Spellbinders Lg Scalloped Rectangle and Scalloped Border, and punches for the sentiment.

Challenge List:

Lexi's Creations: Valentines
Pixie Dust Studio: Be My Valentine
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink, Red, White
Crazy Challenge: Lots of Love
The Sisterhood of Crafters: In Love with Valentine's
Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend: Valentine's Day

Thanks for visiting with me today! -Cyndi