Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Its purpose isn't so much to show off my work, it is more of a way for me to catalog the things I've created. I hope you enjoy peeking at my projects while you are here!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ruthie!

This is a very special card, because it is for my super special and super crafty sister-in-law, Ruthie!  If you are reading my blog, I'm sure you know her over at September Ninth.  When I was thinking about what to make for her card, I took a look through all the cards I had pinned on pinterest, and I found one that I pinned from her board.  I knew she would like it because she pinned it first!  I thought it was perfectly fitting, because Ruthie is, as you know, the banner queen!

The banner I put together using triangles and rectangles from MTC shapes.  The cupcake is from the Birthday Sparkle set from Lettering Delights.  The stamp is from My Creative Time's Many Greetings set.  The paper is from my stash, and the little jewel is from Michaels.  I used my creative memories corner punch to round the edges and my white gel pen to do the stitching.

Of course, as I learned from Ruthie, a card is never finished until you finish off the inside with some coordinating layers!

The pictures don't quite do the fun colors justice, but you get the idea.   I think it turned out pretty cute!  I hope she loves it!

Thanks for stopping in!

:) Cynthia

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wedding Card

A dear family friend got married this past weekend.  I love the bride and groom so very much and wanted to make them a sweet card to go with their gift.  Here is what I came up with.  

The cake is from the Love Me Do Cut it set from Lettering Delights.  I had to manipulate it a bit to get what I wanted.  The colors of the wedding were purple and green, so that is why I chose those colors.  The paper is DCWV and Recollections.  The twine is from Trendy Twine.

The bling is just from Michaels.  The stamps are from My Creative Time's Many Greetings Stamp set.  I popped up the top layer of the cake on foam squares so that I could tie the twine around it.  Here is a view that shows more depth.  

I finished off the inside of the card with layers of green and white card stock to make a nice writing surface to write them a sweet little note.

They loved it!  I'm so glad!  I am really happy with how it turned out.  

Thanks for stopping in!  If you read this post, I'd love for you to leave a comment.  They make my day!

:) Cynthia

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Scrub a Dub Dub!

Hi there!  So school has started and boy am I BUSY!  Between students, parent emails, grading papers, and my precious son, I haven't got much time to craft.  I'll take whatever I can get though.  Because of all the things I have to do, I needed a fast gift for someone.  I've gotten an itch lately for some yarn crafting, so I did some searching and found this little dish cloth/wash cloth.  It was perfect!  This is a great wash cloth/dish cloth because the pattern makes a great texture for scrubbing.  Here is how it turned out.

I used Lily Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton yarn (by far my favorite kitchen/bathroom yarn!)  You can't see how fun and vibrant the color really is in these awful pictures!  I was in a hurry to get it to my friend, so I took the pictures and didn't stop to check them before I gave it away.  Oh well...you can get the idea.  

I can't tell you exactly what color it is because the yarn wrapper got thrown away.  I know it isn't the standard yellow.  It's more of a bright yellow.  I think it is either sunshine or country yellow.  It is really pretty and kitcheny.  Is that a word?  LOL!  It should be.

I'm not 100% positive that I did the edging correctly, but it turned out ok.  She liked it, and that is what counts!

Thanks for stopping in!

:) Cynthia