Struggling with Masculinity…

Yeah… the title kind of makes you wonder about me, doesn’t it?  LOL!  😀  Actually what I REALLY struggle with is making masculine cards.  I’m a female… I have 2 daughters.  I’m a flowery, feminine kinda crafter, so jumping OUT of that box is scary.  I’ve not done it often, as you can see by scrolling through my blog.

So today’s card… MASCULINE.  I found this cute little “Whimsy Turtle” digital image by Katie Sowa at Whimsy Stamps.  Is it too adorable to be masculine?  Bleh… whatever!  😀  Anyway, colored him with Copic markers & paired him with some masculine patterned paper & card stock and voila – MASCULINE!

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I hope you enjoyed my card!  Have a great week!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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the Sky’s the Limit…

Hello Everyone! The school year is over for my oldest (college) and just about over for my little one. She graduates Kindergarten next Wednesday! Imagine that! Seems like just yesterday she was a teeny tiny, less than 4lb baby! Anyway, my point… it seems that the weeks are just SO busy anymore. Between doctor’s appointments & birthday parties, there is always something. I do, however, find time to do some paper-crafting, most nights. Even if it’s just for a little bit.

The card I have for you today is a card I can admit to liking a WHOLE lot. The pictures don’t seem to do it justice. I wanted to do something different with the Lawn Fawn stamp set and I believe I have. I stamped the images on vellum with Versamark & then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then colored them from the back with Copic markers, using the following markers: BG45, BG49, B02, Y28, R22. I adhered the images with small amounts of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

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Well, that’s all for now!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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Love Blooms Here…

Hello Everyone!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I know for myself, yeah, it was pretty spectacular.  We attended the wedding of a very special person.  I had known her all her life.  Baby-sat for her when she was first born.  Needless to say, I was feeling like “my baby” got married!  It was a beautiful ceremony and long overdue.  They’d been together 15 years, but… some things are worth the wait and one of those things is… LOVE! <3  I just LOVE happy endings… and new beginnings!

All of this leads me to this card.  I just love the digital stamp selection at Whimsy Stamps! This one happens to be the Pretty Petals 2 Collection from StampArt Design by Kathryne©. I just love the cute little flowers, colored in copics!

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That’s all for now!  Enjoy your week & Happy Monday!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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What a Week!

And I can’t say I’m sorry it’s over!  The 3rd week in May is typically worse than any other week of the year – as busyness is concerned.  I *LOVE* celebrating the birth of my babies, but did they BOTH have to be born the same week (different years of course)?  And did my youngest have to be born on *MY* birthday?  Yes, she did!  Best birthday present ever and well, my husband hasn’t been able to top it yet.  Perhaps that’s why he has stopped trying.  LOL!  Anyway, all this… 3 birthdays and add some health issues for my husband, which includes 2 hospital visits and 1 doctor visit makes for a very difficult week.

Krystina’s 19th birthday was on Monday.  She had to work, so we weren’t able to do much of anything.  We gave her her presents when she came home and a happy girl she was.  Here is the card I made for her.  I just love Sherri Baldy My Besties stamps!  This one, Gill, reminds me so much of my daughter Krystina.

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Izabella’s 6th birthday was on Friday as well as my 29th & a bit.  Here is the card I made for her – Mabel Rose.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards and I’m very much looking forward to a peaceful week!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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What a Week!

And I can’t say I’m sorry it’s over!  The 3rd week in May is typically worse than any other week of the year – as busyness is concerned.  I *LOVE* celebrating the birth of my babies, but did they BOTH have to be born the same week (different years of course)?  And did my youngest have to be born on *MY* birthday?  Yes, she did!  Best birthday present ever and well, my husband hasn’t been able to top it yet.  Perhaps that’s why he has stopped trying.  LOL!  Anyway, all this… 3 birthdays and add some health issues for my husband, which includes 2 hospital visits and 1 doctor visit makes for a very difficult week.

Krystina’s 19th birthday was on Monday.  She had to work, so we weren’t able to do much of anything.  We gave her her presents when she came home and a happy girl she was.  Here is the card I made for her.  I just love Sherri Baldy My Besties stamps!  This one, Gill, reminds me so much of my daughter Krystina.

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Izabella’s 6th birthday was on Friday as well as my 29th & a bit.  Here is the card I made for her – Mabel Rose.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards and I’m very much looking forward to a peaceful week!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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Barnyard Buddies – ABNH May Sketch

Hello Everyone,

So, I was checking out A Blog Named Hero, like I normally do and a sketch caught my eye, so I thought I would give it a shot.  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch!  My “Barnyard Buddies”.   I just love this little chubby buddy’s from Paper Smooches!  Too Cute.

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I took an close up of the owl to try and show the glossy accents on his eyes, but I’m not so sure you can really see it.  It’s great in person though!

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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Barnyard Buddies – ABNH May Sketch

Hello Everyone,

So, I was checking out A Blog Named Hero, like I normally do and a sketch caught my eye, so I thought I would give it a shot.  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch!  My “Barnyard Buddies”.   I just love this little chubby buddy’s from Paper Smooches!  Too Cute.

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I took an close up of the owl to try and show the glossy accents on his eyes, but I’m not so sure you can really see it.  It’s great in person though!

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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Totally Inspired by Pretty Pink Posh!

Hello Everyone!  Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not much of a sleeper.  I usually go to sleep around midnight or later, ONLY to wake up at 5 am.  Now, I’m NOT a morning person and I think that in itself is the reason I get up so early.  I just need an hour OR more or quiet, by myself, doing nothing but what I want to, which is… drinking coffee… listening to the news in the background… and catching up on all my crafty friends by spending some time in BlogLovin!

This morning was no different, except for a card that really caught my eye… and a video to go along with it!  So much so that I couldn’t wait to get home and try it myself!  It was a shaker card made by Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh and the post is right here!  You really need to check it out.  It’s beautiful and well… So is Pretty Pink Posh!  😀  One of the sweetest crafters on the interweb I know!

So, here is my version of the Shaker Card, made for my Mom for Mother’s Day.  I’m sure she will love it!  Once again I used the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month – May 2013.  It really is a nice kit.

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I hope you liked it!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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You Brighten My Day – OWH Sketch Challenge #171

Hi Everyone.  I hope everyone had a great Monday.  Mine was okay as Monday’s can be.  LOL!  Actually, only had a half day of work as I went with J to some appointments, so it was nice that we got to spend some quiet time together.  Anyway, this post will be short and sweet as I vow not to stay up past midnight again tonight.  It makes for a very long day the next day.

So – A new Sketch Challenge from Operation Write Home! Yes!  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch, using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp & some yummy Hero Arts Ink!

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At first I was fretting over the lack of coverage I got with the banner stamp, but I got passed it.  I still think it’s pretty.

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See my supply list at the bottom of my post.

Here is another card I made using the sketch as well as some stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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His & Hers – Day 4 and a Bonus Card!

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Hello Everyone!  I know it’s been a few days or so, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to anything crafty!  I made these next two cards last week for His & Her’s Online Card Classes, but haven’t found the time to post them yet.  Yesterday I spent the entire day scrapbooking for National Scrapbook Day!!!  So, back to cards I am!  I’ve really been enjoying this class, but I’m not surprised.  I’ve enjoyed every one I’ve every taken.  Here are the cards I’ve made with MUCH inspiration from the beautifully talented Jennifer McGuire!  Here is my “HER” card:

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And here is my “HIS” card!

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I hope you enjoyed them.  See below for a list of supplies.

Now for my bonus card.  Izzy (my 5 year old) had a birthday party to go to today, so I made her little friend a card.  I hope she likes it!  Printed ribbon – Do you KNOW how difficult it is to tie printed (on one side) into a bow?!?!?  VERY! – but I think I managed it!  The image is “Gracie” by Kathryne and can be purchased at Whimsy Stamps. Enjoy!

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Peace Out,

Cindy

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