Monday, May 30, 2011

Hydrangea in Pink

Happy Memorial Day! A quick post for you today as we have friends coming to grill out in a couple of hours!

I have to admit that I don’t have a green thumb in the least, as much as I love flowers in my yard and house I seem to kill them all. So, I have to enjoy stamping and coloring them instead.

This is Jumbo Cling Hydrangea, one of the new Jumbo Cling stamps from Stampendous! Not the newest…cause there were 3 brand spankin’ new ones released just this week! Stay tuned for a special Blog Hop featuring these babies coming soon!

I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. And don’t forget what today is about…all those who have fought and died for our country. We thank you all for your sacrifice.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stampendous! Blog Stars Call

Its time for another call for the Blogstars Design Team at Stampendous! Check HERE for details on the call! You could be the next blog star!

ALSO, check out the new Fran'tage Friday post at Papercraft Planet! Adela wows us this week, and of course there is a chance to win some Stampendous! stampy goodness!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Get in Gear!

I was in a bit of a Pirate mood the other day, but when I pulled out my Pirate Kimmie Stamps, this little cutie asked me to please stamp her instead! This is Lavinia, a Steampunk darling from Kraftin' Kimmie! This was from one of her very first releases and I still LOVE her!

I dressed Lavinia up in some lovely SteamPunk Debutante papers from Graphic 45. I even added a few ears in the corners with the cute gear stamp that comes with Lavinia.

This weeks Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge is "Text Me" and I used the text papers from the paper line for the main panel. The layout is based on this weeks CPS sketch Challenge, which Kimmie just happens to be sponsoring!

For the center strip I used a Tim Holtz border die, spritzed with lots of Glimmer Mist and then rubbed with Metallic chalks.

After I colored Lavinia with Copics, I also used some of the metallic chalks on her too. I used a tiny paint brush to get it on her dress and goggles.

Challenge List:
Stamp Something: Something Sentimental
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes

Stamps: Lavinia, Kimmie's Steampunk Sentiments (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps)
Paper: Steampunk Debutante (Graphic 45), Core'dinations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Metallic pastels (Craf-T Products); Glimmer Mist; Oval Nestabilties (Spellbinders); Tim Holtz border die (Sizzix); ribbon; copics; word punch (SU!)

So that's it tonight! Some reminders:
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge til next Wed night
Desert Island Crafters Challenge til My 31st
Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop June 4th
Stampendous! New Release Blog Hop June 11th


A Walk on the Betty side...

A what you ask? Well, I could say a walk on the dark side....but seriously Betty's stamps are quirky and fun, not dark. Hehe. Anywho, you may have noticed that Simply Betty Stamps has put out a call for some scrapbookers for her Design Team. Here's the info if you are interested.

I used this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays blog. Here's that sketch:

OK, what little extras make this a bit more Betty? (Betty asked that entrants make their pages Betty style) Well, I thought my spiderweb ornaments were just to dies for :) Who wouldn't want those on their tree??

The cute little shimmery skulls I found in a package on clearance at Michael's a while back...I mean what gives???

So here is Candy Cane London, a digi from Simply Betty Stamps. I just love her sassy eyes. They perfectly match the sassy and mischievous eyes of my DD and her BFF in the photo. I decked London out in my fav Christmas color, green, pink, and turquoise. The traditional papers are by Little Yellow Bicycle and the funky Turquoise print is by Love, Elsie which I have been hoarding for like forever.

Now, ny sweet Emo Elf needs bit of bling and fuzz right? So, I flocked her hat rim with Stampendous! Snow Cone Blue Fun Flock.

AND, my favorite are her Dorothy inspired Red glitter Shoes...using Stampendous! Candy Apple Red Glitter and a Quickie glue pen.

Notice her little spider buddies prowling around? Those are all Stampendous! Class-a-Peel stickers. Spider web punch is by Martha Stewart. Even Martha has a wicked side :)

Lastly, the sentiment...Doodle alphabet from Stampendous!, no longer available unless you can find it in a big box store. and why beware? Well, take another look at those girls' faces? They are always cooking some kind of trouble.

Alrighty, off to finish errands now that the monsoon has ceased. Then maybe Pirates tonight?? Thanks for popping in! Have a great weekend and please say hi!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tooty Fruity Challenge

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Pixie Dust Studio Challenge! This week we want to see some fruit on your project!

I used the image "Pixie Pie" from Pixie Dust Studio. She's paired up with some Berry Sweet paper by K& Co. The layout for the sketch is this week's Papercraft Planet sketch Challenge.

We hope you can play along with the Pixies this week!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poppi goes Surfing...

Did I tell you that I WON the first Wacky Wednesday Challenge in the Bugaboo Stamps forum at Papercraft Planet? I did!! So I just had to participate in Challenge #2, right? Its an Inspiration Challenge and you can find the photo and details HERE.

I used the image Poppi Penguin- Surf from Bugaboo of my FREE digis that I won!! Have I told you how much I looooove bugaboo?? Jackie is also sooooo generous with new Freebies every week! Also check out the Catch the Bug blog for more challenges, freebies, and tutorials!

Poppi is paired with Salt Air paper from Cosmo Cricket, a few dew drops and Glassy Glaze for his cool shades, and a touch of ribbon.

The layout for the card is this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch.

Other Challenges:
Wacky Wednesday Challenge: photo inspiration
Stamp Something: Beachy colors
Lili of the Valley: Here comes Summer

OK, thanks for surfing by! I am outta here!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Just buggin' ya

So, the whole weekend slipped by without me uploading anything! I've ben busy creating more top-secret samples for Stampendous! for the July CHA show and coloring images for upcoming other releases from Pixie Dust Studio!

So, I had to pull something out of the archives for you! This is a little card that I created for the Cottage last year before I left. Sorry I don't remember who made the stamps! The papers are from Bo Bunny as is the ribbon.

OK, so just a quick post for tonight. I hope to get something up new for you tomorrow!

Thor was actually pretty good IF you like Comic books and action movies and a touch of Sci Fi. Hopefully we'll see the new Pirates next weekend. My youngest never saw all of the other 3 apparently! So we need a Johnny Deep / Orando Bloom marathon first. Sigh. Poor me.

Thanks for stopping in!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch #2

Happy Saturday! It looks to be a beautiful day today but I have so much to do inside! My little guy went to the Farmer's Market this morning with his Grandparents so HOPEFULLY I will get some work done...because tonight I have a date with my youngest to go see Thor :)

This morning I have a card for you using this week's Deconstructed Sketch. I used Puddle Jumper School Landon from byLORIdesigns. Isn't he a doll? Well, all of her images are! I paired him with some fun Cosmo Cricket paper for my color scheme.

Here's the sketch if you want to play along. You have until next Wednesday night. Click HERE to get the details.

Here's a closeup of Landon for you. And you can see the cute border punch a bit better....I love how these EK punches punch AND emboss at the same time!

This card is also for this weeks By LORi designs Challenge...all about BOY. Conveniently you have til Wednesday night to play along with that one too!

The sentiment is from School for Changito by Stampendous! Its a retired set, but some of the big box stores still have them in stock! You can also see the embossed panel better in this view, I used the jumbo Typeset Cuttlebug folder.

Challenge List:
by LORi Designs: all about BOY
Pile It On: Boys and Girls come out to Play
Cute Card Thursday: Let's Get Crafty
A Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes

Alrighty then, have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! If you don't go see Thor like me (I know, I am a TOTAL nerd!) don't forget to go check out Johnny in the new Pirates movie!!


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Circus is here!!

The Circus has finally arrived at Pixie Dust Studio! Be sure to head by and pick up some of these darling images!! You can see lots more samples at the Pixie Dust blog and also at the Challenge Blog!! Play along with this week's challenge and you could even win a new image!!

Here's the whole collection for your perusal!

Catch you later :) -Cyndi

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Back in Time

Pixie Dust Studio is going Back in time this week! Come join us at the Pixie Dust Challenge blog for this weeks challenge! Just create a Vintage style project and link t up and you could be the lucky winner of a PDS digi! You don't have to us a Pixie Dust image, but we'd love to see them if you have them!!

For my project I created a card in the shape of a tag. I used the new "Water for Elephants" image from the Circus Collection that is being released tomorrow! Vintage is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I gave it my best.

Thanks for visiting today! -Cyndi

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Circus is Coming to Town!

Hip Hip Hooray! The circus is on the way to the Pixie Dust Studio web store on Friday! Don't miss it, there are tons of cute images in this new release!

I used Peanut the Elephant for my Sneak Peek card today. Since he's a circus elephant I thought he would look cute in Aqua. hehe. I pulled out this fun old Sassafras Lass paper with such a cute circus look to it :) Here's a closeup of him:

Be sure to head to the Pixie Dust Studio Blog for more sneak peeks and also to the blogs of the rest of our fabulous Design Team! And tomorrow I will be back with another peek for this weeks new Pixie Challenge!

Challenge List:
Pile It On: Come out to Play (circus)
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes
Karen's Doodles: Bold and Bright

Hope you have a Happy Hump Day! Thanks for swinging by my blog :)


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm in La-La Land

Meet Marci! Isn't she a little doll? Marci is from La-La Land Crafts...a new company to me. I didn't wander by their booth at CHA, but afterwards my friend Betty asked me if I had. So, of course I had to go check out the webstore! Super cuties!

I combined Marci with this week's sketch at the Inky Impressions Challenge blog. Here it is if you'd like to play along!

Here's my full card. I used the cute Ad Lib papers by Bo Bunny again. Just can't get enough of these colors!! For my sentiment I cut one of the blurbs off the pattern paper and stuck it up above her head, which I popped up. I also stitched all my layers again! Just love that look :)

Challenge List:
Pile It On: Children Having Fun
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp: Pop it up
Fab n Funky: Buttons and Bows
Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy: Something new (image)/Favorite Embellie (buttons)
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Hope you had a happy Monday! My week has started with a lovely cold that I am hoping will take a hike! Tell next time, farewell! Thanks for visiting :)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Starting to see Gray Hares?

I was lucky enough to win this adorable set called "Gray Hares" from Skipping Stones Design and thought I would create a card with it this weekend!

I used the color combo from this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge as my inspiration since it had Gray in it! Here's the color swatch if you want to play along:

Here's the card I came up with. I pulled out random scraps of Bazzill colors until I had a match...the strip of pattern paper is an old piece from Anna Griffin. All the stamped images on the card are from the cute has tons of sentiments as well as multiple rabbits and other misc. accessories. Buttons are from Basic Gray and tied up with some Gray Baker's Twine.

For the layout of the card I of course used this weeks Skipping Stones Design sketch! It seemed a bit odd at first but I just LOVE the way it turned out...especially my upside down hare :)
And here is another closeup of the cute hares. I hand cut my tags, then drew some simple lines around the edges of each.

Alrighty then, thats it for now. I've had a nasty cold for about 36 hours and I HAVE to go stamp. Have a great day! Thanks for hopping by!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge #8

Its time for a new edition of the Desert Island Crafter's Challenge! For my card I used this adorable Lil Grumpie from Smeared Ink.

Here's a closeup of Shot Grumpie. I colored him with copics, then spritzed all my layers with Smooch Spray. The top of the black layer I also dipped in Versamark then embossed with Stampendous! Olive EP. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

We woud love for you to play along with us at Desert Island Crafters Challenge. All you have to do is use 3 or more items on the itinerary. This time we are using :

Cabio's Itinerary
1. pattern paper
2. pearl
3. glitter/bling
4. ribbon/lace trim
5. image (stamp or digi)
6. punch/die cuts
7. embossing (wet or dry)
8. square card (any size)
9. flower
10. button

Thanks for stopping in! I appreciate your visit and your comments :)


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wacky Wednesday

Bugaboo Stamps has started a new weekly challenge over at Papercraft Planet, the Wacky Wednesday Challenge. Be sure to head over because there are also MORE new freebies in the forum this week!

I used one of the new Freebies for the challenge of the Berry Fairies! Isn't he precious?? You can see the colors for the challenge below:

Here's a closeup of the berries...I love blending with red copics!! For these I used R29, R27, and R24. The papers I used are ALL from my scrap pile. Yea me!!!

For the layout of my card I used the very first Deconstructed Sketch at Jen' Deconstructing Jen's blog. Here it is if you'd like to play along with it too!

Challenge List:
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly: Fancy a Punch

Thanks for dropping in today! I reposted my pic for Thursday's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge, scroll down. And tomorrow will be the new Desert Island Crafters Challenge, so check back in!


Missing Post

As most of you know, Blogger had some major hiccups that last couple of days. They are supposed to put the missing posts and comments back up. Until then here is my card for this weeks Pixie Dust Studio Challenge. If you have any questions until the post goes back up, feel free to email me :)

Card uses Japanese Princess available at the Pixie Dust Studio Store.

We would love for you to play along with us in this weeks Make it Shiny Challenge!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweet Lil Chef

Happy Hump Day! How is everyone? Life at the Bundy house is crazy as usual...Taylor got her license today, the girls have Dance Rehearsals and Recitals this week, and PROM is this Saturday....gasp!!

So, I need a bit of sunshine in my life, so what better than a bright bit of yellow? Me, yellow??? I know, not my favorite by any stretch of the imagination, but sometimes a girl just has to take a leap out into the unknown, right? I took my color inspiration from this weeks ColourQ Challenge. Here's the palette and the link if you'd like to play along :)

And for the layout of my card I am using this weeks sketch at byLORidesigns. Here's the sketch for those of you who want a double dose of challenge happiness!

So, I picked this fun little image called Lollipop Lil Chef Girl from byLORIdesigns. I couldn't find any cute baking sentiments in my stash, although I know I have some, sigh. So....I computer generated my own.

Other supplies: Oval standard and scallop nestabilities, white gel pen, yellow & teal buttons from Basic Grey, ribbon by SU! and unknown, bakers twine (I got mine at Kim's shop....Endless Inkabilties), papers by My Minds Eye, Bo Bunny, and Bazzill, EK Success border punch.

Copics: E000,E00, E11, R20, YR14, YR18, YR24, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y19, YG91, YG93, E55, E57, E59

Challenge List:
Fab n Funky: Buttons and Bows
Southern Girls Challenge: Lets Hear it for the Girls
Fairy Fun Fridays: For the Girls
Divas by Design: Anything Goes

Hope the rest of your week is fabulous! Thanks for dropping into my corner of the web :)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch meets Bugaboo

What's up? Beautiful day here in NC!! I am off to pick up my DD early at school so that she can get her license today! But first a bit of eye candy for you :)

I made this card with Hoppy Occasions Birthday from Bugaboo of the images that I won last week at the Catch a Bug Challenge! This weeks challenge is Anything Goes, so here goes...

The chipboard arrow was embossed with Chines Red EP by Stampendous! Star border is a MFT die, the Celebrate sentient is cut from a piece of Bo Bunny cs from the Ad Lib collection. Other bg papers are from Social Club by Cosmo Cricket. I also added a touch of red Glaze pento her lips and hat.

Challenge List:
Catch a Bug: Anything Goes
Pile It On: Funny Bone
Papertake Weekly: Fancy a Punch?
Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
One Stop Craft: Birthdays

Alrighty, thanks for hopping by! I am outta here :) Have a great one!