Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stampendous! meets Skipping Stones

Ready for ome spring color? I'm am not looking forward to the heat, but the bright flowers in my yard get a two thumbs up!!

I thought I'd play along with this week's Skipping Stones Design sketch...but I don't have any of their stamps I pulled out this fun Thinking Bouquet set from Stampendous!

Here's the whole card. I pulled some random bright colored scraps for my color palette and went from there. Cardstock is Bo Bunny double Dot and Bazzill Dotted Swiss. Below is the sketch if you'd like to play along at the Skipping Stones blog:

I think its a really fun sketch, and plan to add it to my files for future use :) Below are the copics that I used if you are interested!

Thanks for hopping by today! Be sure to say hi :)


Friday, April 29, 2011

Singin' In the Rain

I finally got some crafty time the last couple of mornings!! Most of which I can;t show you yet, but I did whip up this cutie for this weeks Catch the Bug Challenge! I used last week's freebie, Rainy Day Bear. Gotta love a NEW freebie every week!!

I got to use my new Salt Air paper from Cosmo Cricket, it paired perfect with some solids for this weeks Colour Q Challenge :) Here's the cutie a bit closer up:

I used this week's Papertake Weekly sketch for the layout. (You can play along through Monday)

And here's this week's color combo at Colour Q Challenge:

Challenge List:
Catch the Bug Challenge: Singin' in the Rain
Crazy Challenge: 3 papers

OK, Gotta go. My little one wants me to go watch TV with him! Have a great night and a wonderful weekend :) Thanks for coming by!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pixie Chalenge!

Pixie Dust Challenge time has rolled around again!! Today our Pixie theme is "Let's Play"....just create a card or page using your favorite sport as inspiration. Well, between the release of Deathly Hallows pt 1 on Blu Ray last week, the hype about Pt 2 this summer, and my eldest daughter is rereading the series for the umpteenth time...what else is on MY brain but Quidditch??

I altered this empty candle box to create a Snitch Keeper, LOL. Perfect for anyone to keep any keepsakes hidden away in Hogwarts Style :) The papers are from Creative Imaginations with quite a bit of inking using Tim Holtz Distress pads. The box I also pre-inked with Distress stain to match before adding the papers.

The tag features a close up of Harry....he's from the Harry Potter collection available at the Pixie Dust Studio! STop in and pick up and image so you can play along with us this week! (You don't have to use a PDS image, but we LOVE when you do!) Head to the Pixie Challenge blog for the deets!

OK, Cyndi is checking out!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pixie Challenge

Back from fun in the Florida sun with all my Roadies, old house is finally gutted and ready to get down to business again. I've had a bit of a stomach something for a few days too, but I'm hoping thats gone!!

I made a card for last weeks Pixie Dust Challenge..."Spring Forward". But don't fear, you still have until tonight to play along before the new challenge this week!

I used the image Bed of Flowers from the Egg Hunt collection at Pixie Dust Studio. She's just a little doll almost makes me want a hamster again...not.

I used this weeks Sweet Sunday sketch from The Sweetest Thing for my layout. Papers are from 3 Bugs in a Rug, Apron Lace die from My Favorite Things.

Challenge List:
Pixie Dust Studio: Spring Forward (DT)
Fussy and Fancy: Springtime
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Baker's Twine
AI Factory: Flowers in Bloom

OK, thats about it today. Check back tomorrow for the latest PDS challenge!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Greetings from Naples

I never thought I would hear mysel say that I am tired of traveling. Too much in the ast couple of months. Sigh. But, as I sit in sunny Naples its hard to complain. We are here with the Texas Roadhouse Managing Partners' conference for a few more days. And alas, I need to show you whats going on in Challenge world.

This is one of my oldie but goodie cards that fits for both challenges since I was too busy traveling to stamp, oopps!!

Stamps: ALice digi (Pixie Dust Studio); Wicked (A Muse)
Paper: Scralet's Letter pp (Basic Grey); white cs (Neenah); Red & black (Bazzill)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Heart Border, Dbl end Tags & Labels 5 (Spellbinders); flowers (Prima); Gems (Hero Arts); metallic drops (Robin's Nest); Air gun & markers (Copic); red velvet ribbon (May Arts); silver twine (SU!)

First up....this fortnight's Desert Island Crafters Challenge:

Challenge #6

It's time for a new challenge, and this time it's a little different, it's not a previous winner or DT members Itinerary we are using, We decided to ask The Queen what items should be on the Itinerary to create a project to commemorate the forthcoming Royal Celebrations Here is what she chose;

The Queen's Itinerary

1. Red, White & Blue

2. Fairytale

3. Ribbon

4. Lace

5. Crown Jewels

6. Horse & Carriage

7. Stair Step Card

8. Castle

9. Prince Charming

10. Princess Bride

You have until April 30th to complete this challenge and link it up! I hope to get a new one done when I get back in town!! This card used Crown Jewels, Fairytale, and Ribbon.

Also, over at Pixie Dust Studio its "Say it Out Loud"...all you need to do is include a sentiment on your card!!

Well, thanks for hopping by! I will be back blogging gain soon!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Off in design land..

I am still lost in my stamp room for another week or so creating a huge mess and lots of fun with new Stampendous! goodness. But, I can't show you til summer! So, what to do? Bring out some old cards that I never blogged.

This one is using Ketto Dolly from Stamping Bella that I created last year for the store which shall not be named. Paper are from Bo Bunny as are the coordinating flowers. Other supplies: Labels 4, Lg Oval, and Scallop border (Spellbinders); letter embossing folder (Cuttlebug); brads (Basic Grey); Copic Markers .

Thanks for popping in! Have a great weekend :) -Cyndi

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Egg Hunt Release and Challenge Day!!

This is one of the absolutely most adorable group of images that Pixie Dust Studio has ever released!! (Do I say that every time??) I'm in love with them all! And today is release day! You can pick yours up in the Pixie Dust Studio!!

Today is also Challenge day at the Pixie Challenge blog :) This week's challenge is to "lace it up!" I didn't really have any lace so I used a Fleur e Lis nestabilites thats kinda lacey looking. That counts right?? Either way it was still a challenge for me. I used colors a bit paler than I usually go and tried to keep the look soft.

We hope you will join us in this weeks challenge! You have until next Wednesday night to link up to your creation. Visit the Challenge blog to link! The whole collection is shown below....head to the Studio to buy yours today!!

Stamps: My Little Lambs digi (Pixie Dust STudio); Easter Icons Perfectly Clear set (Stampendous!)
Paper: pp (Prima); cs CTMH & Neenah
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder; May Arts ribbon; Fleur de Lis Nestabilities (Spellbinders); flowers (Prima & Recollections); punch (SU!); Copic markers

Challenge List:
Pixie Dust Studio: Lace it Up (DT)
Lil Red Wagon: Pale Pink, Yellow, White, Gold
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge: Just add Flowers
Simon Says Stamp: Spring/Easter colors
Allsorts Challenge: Bloomin Blossoms
Bee Crafty: Easter cards

Thanks for hopping in to see me today! Hope you have a wonderful one :)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Egg Hunt Sneak Peek!

Its sneak peek day at Pixie Dust Studio! I have a card for you made with "Critter Cupcakes", one of the images from the new "Egg Hunt" collection being released this Thursday!

Aren't they just adorable?? When I forst saw the collection they didn't jump out at me as much as the other images, but as soon as I printed them I fell in LOVE!! This is now my favorite from this release!!

For the layout I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch. I pulled out some old K& co baby paper for my color inspiration...its perfect for Easter cards.

Challenge List:
Stamp Something: digi day
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Digis With Attitude: anything Goes
Craft us Crazy: Easter or Spring
Prairie Fairy: oh so Spring
Bugaboo Stamps: Anything Goes

Stamps: Critter Cupcakes digi (Pixie Dust Studio); Hoppy Changito (Stampendous!)
Paper : baby pp pad (K & co); white cs (Neenah); CTMH & Bazzill cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Heliotrope & Canary Versacolor
Accessories: Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder; Curvy Cutter (EK Success); ribbon (May ARts); brads (Basic Grey); Circle punches (SU!); Copic markers BV11, BV13, BV02, Y11, Y15, Y06, Boo, B01, YG21, YG25, R81, R83, RV02, YR04(Imagination International)

Thanks for hopping by my blog today!! Don't forget to check back on release day Thursday for another card with this cute collection, also its Challenge Day with the Pixies!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Beach Cutie

Greetings from Myrtle...last day of the National Cheer Competition. Rachael's team is in first place as of now...

It was finally beautiful today and we got to go hang out on the beach :) So I thought I would post this cute card that I made for the Stampendous! catalog. Its using a stamp set called Block Art Beach Cutie. She's colored to match this fun paper from Little Yellow Bicycle. The sentiment is from the same set.

I also used a fabulous new Stampendous! background stamp called Cling Shell Background stamped in a pale teal on the turquoise Bazzill cardstock. (Also used EK Border punch, ribbon, sponge daubers, copic markers)

OK, I am outta here. Off to the last day of the last competition of the year :)


Friday, April 1, 2011

Friendship is Dino-mite

It’s a double challenge day for me! I am posting from Myrtle Beach so I am a day behind on my Pixie Dust Challenge. This card is also for my Desert Island Crafters Challenge post! April 1st and time for our 5th challenge already!

We are using Bernice's Itinerary this week.

Berenice's Desert Island Itinerary

1. Ribbon
2. Glitter
3. Birthday theme
4. Bow
5. Dots
6. Pearls
7. Child image
8. Balloons image
9. Bright colors
10. Easel card technique

I used Glitter, bright colors, ribbon, pearls, and a bow.

Pixie Dust Studio’s challenge this week is Fluttering Wings. I fell in love with this image, Friendship is Dinomite from the first time I saw it. Its available in the Pixie Dust Studio.

So please be sure to join us at Desert Island Crafters Challenge during the next fortnight, and join us for this week’s challenge at Pixie Dust Studio!

Other Challenges:

Stamp Something: Digi Day

Cute Card Thursday: couples

Cupcake Inspirations: photo

Delightful Sketches: flowers

Claudia and Company: color