Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Snow Globe- 2014

I would like to welcome everyone to Though The Craft Room Door challenge, the challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, December 23rd and ends December 29th. 

We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there. 

This week our sponsor is Just Inklined

http://www.justinklined.com/index.php?route=common/home

I was given the "Hanging the Stockings" Digital Stamp from Just Inklined to work with.
Here is the card I designed for this week's challenge.  
 
 
2014  JOY Snow Globe
Supplies:
Gems
Gel Pens
Photoshop
Green Floss
Studio g Ink
Border Punch
Recollections Cardstock
Robotz Cricut Cartridge
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
Recollections Floral Embellishments
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Digital Stamp from Justinklined:  Hanging the Stockings
  1. Color the digi stamp (for this project, the image was colored using the Photoshop program).
  2. Print and cut the image using a cutting machine (for this project, the Silhouette Cameo was used). 
  3. Cut the offset/shadow with your cutting machine.
  4. Create the snow globe using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  Emboss the blue cardstock with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  
  5. Punch the border of the patterned paper and adhere to a premade 5 x 5 blank card.
  6. Cut a banner,  add the letters "J" "O" "Y," and string through crafting floss.
  7. Add the floral embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed my post as a DT member of Through the Craft Room Door.  I encourage you to head over to our blog to see what all the other DT members have created for you today.  These cards will inspire you.  While you are there consider joining our challenge.  This week's prize comes from Just Inklined ($10 gift voucher).  Click HERE to enter!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.

Cindy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Feeling Loved

I would like to welcome everyone to Though The Craft Room Door challenge, the challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, December 9th and ends December 15th. 

We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there. 

This week our sponsor is Oakpond.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/OakPondCreations

I was given the FancyFish Digital Stamp from Oakpond to work with.



Here is the card I designed for this week's challenge.  


 
Supplies:
Fancy Fish digi stamp- Oakpond
Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge- hearts and circles
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine- sentiment
Photoshop- color the image
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Recollections Cardstock
Miscellaneous red and blue ribbon
Pop Dots

This week I decided to make an easel card.  For a tutorial on how to make the base of this card, Click HERE.  After the base was made, follow the steps below to complete the card:
  1. Color the digi stamp (for this project, the image was colored using the Photoshop program).
  2. Print and cut the image using a cutting machine (for this project, the Silhouette Cameo was used).
  3. Emboss  the background paper.
  4. Attach the digital stamp to the embossed background paper (circle- cut with the Cricut cuttng machine).
  5. Cut a strip from the background paper.  Emboss with the Polka Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
  6. Attach the ribbon to the strip prior to adhering it to the card.
  7. Create the sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. 
  8. Cut and adhere the bubbles and hearts to the card.
I hope you enjoyed my post as a DT member of Through the Craft Room Door.  I encourage you to head over to our blog to see what all the other DT members have created for you today.  These cards will inspire you.  While you are there consider joining our challenge.  This week's prize comes from Oakpond Etsy Shop (3 images from Esty Shop).  Click HERE to enter!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.

Cindy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Womack's


I would like to welcome everyone to Though The Craft Room Door challenge, the challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, November 25th and ends December 1st. 

We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there. 

This week's sponsor is The Stamping Boutique
http://www.thestampingboutique.com/

... and here is the digital stamp that inspired my project


http://www.thestampingboutique.com/item_106/Snowfriends-Digital-Stamp.htm
Snowfriends Digital Stamp from The Stamping Boutique

 
Supplies:
PhotoShop- to color the image
"Merry Christmas from the Womack's- Cameo Silhouette
Celebrate It- Red Ribbon
Red Dental Floss
Hole Punch

This week I decided to make a personalized gift tag that could be used by my family when we give out hostess gifts to our family and friends.  Follow the steps below to make personalized gift tags for your family and friends:
  1. Color the digi stamp (for this project, the image was colored using the Photoshop program).
  2. Import the Digi stamp into your Silhouette (or favorite cutting machine).
  3. Create the sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and place it under the digital stamp. Weld the two pieces together. 
  4. Create a tag using the Silhouette Cameo (or cutting machine of your choice).  Overlay the digi stamp onto the tag and weld everything together.
  5. Print and cut around the tag using a cutting machine (for this project, the Silhouette Cameo was used). Make sure that there are no cut lines for the image/sentiment so that just the outline of the tag is cut.
  6. Hole punch the tag and attach the ribbon to the tag through the hole.
  7. Add your tag to your holiday gifts using colored floss.
  8.  

I hope you enjoyed my post as a DT member of Through the Craft Room Door.  I encourage you to head over to our blog to see what all the other DT members have created for you today.  These cards will inspire you.  While you are there consider joining our challenge.  This week's prize comes from The Stampin Boutique (prize: 2 images/3 if winner used a Stamping Boutique Image)  Click HERE to enter!


Challenges I am entering:



Allsorts Challenge Blog- No Design Papers Allowed 
 DreamValley Challenges- Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenge- It's All About Christmas
 CHNC Challenge- Getting Ready for Christmas
 Hiding in My Craft Room- Any Holiday
The Kraftyhands Challenge Blog- Christmas Cheer
Less is More- Jungle All the Way


We Do Doobadoo- Christmas
Christmas Cards all Year Round- Christmas

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.

Cindy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

S.W.A.K. Action Wobble

It finally rained in California!!  I guess fall is officially here.  Although it was short lived and we are once again wearing shorts and shirt sleeve shirts, it does finally feel as if we are truly heading towards the holiday season.  So we are in the craft room creating cards for family and friends and working on our DT projects :)

Today I want to share this sweet card with you as I post as a member of the Action Wobble Design Team!  The Action Wobble is located under the sentiment S.W. A. K.

"I miss you so much!  S.W.A.K."

This adorable digi stamp was made into a postage stamp.  Using Photoshop, the digi stamp was colored to look vintage.  A bit of gold color was added throughout the stamp to make it look aged.  
An Action Wobble was added to the card (under the S.W.A.K.) to add fun and interest to the card.
If you don't have any Action Wobbles to enhance your projects, you can pick some up at the Royal Castle Shoppe .  You will be so happy your did!  If you've used Action Wobbles before we'd love it if you would become a follower of our Action Wobble blog and "Like" us on Facebook so you can share your wobble projects with us.
Thanks for stopping by!

Cindy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Check our our magaine preview and new challenge at TTCRD

I would like to encourage everyone to check out the latest Though The Craft Room Door challenge.  The challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, Nov. 18th and ends Nov 24th.   The design team from Team B have some beautiful and inspiring projects that they created just for you!  Click HERE to see what I mean!

We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Here is a sneak preview of the magazine!


Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.

Cindy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Have A Bear-y Merry Christmas

I would like to welcome everyone to Though The Craft Room Door challenge, the challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, Nov. 11th and ends Nov 17th. 

We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.


Here is the card I designed for this week's challenge.  As a Navy Mom, I am always inspired to make cards for members of our military.  I thought it would be cute to combine this adorable digi stamp from Papercraftingworld.com with a military theme.




Supplies:
Collectioneren Card Stock
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Bear-n-Cupcake digi stamp from Papercraftingworld.com
"Have a Bear-y Merry Christmas"- Cameo Silhouette
Studio G Ink
PhotoShop
  1. Color the digi stamp (for this project, the image was colored using the Photoshop program).
  2. Print and cut the image using a cutting machine (for this project, the Silhouette Cameo was used).
  3. Ink the edges of the stamp.
  4. Emboss  and ink the edges of the background paper.
  5. Cut out the Christmas Tree using the Cricut cutting machine.  
  6. Create the sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. 
  7. Adhere the elements to the card.
I hope you enjoyed my post as a DT member of Through the Craft Room Door.  I encourage you to head over to our blog to see what all the other DT members have created for you today.  These cards will inspire you.  While you are there consider joining our challenge.  This week's prize comes from Oozak (prize: $10 g/c, USA only).  Click HERE now!

Challenges I am entering:
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog- Festive Furry Friends
Love to Create- Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges- Getting Ready for Christmas
Craft your Passion Challenges- Something Beginning 
with the letter B (Bear)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.

Cindy

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My first post as a member of the Through the Craft Room Door

Well as you can tell by the title of my post, I am now a member of the Through The Craft Room Door Design Team.  I am excited for this amazing opportunity.  Please join me as I design and create new projects that I hope will inspire you.

I would like to welcome everyone to Though The Craft Room Door challenge, the challenge is always “anything goes”. We would love for you to join us.  The current challenge begins today, Nov. 4th and ends Nov 10th. We also have for viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door our magazine website. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.  Our magazine comes out 5 times a year and cost $18.00. Lots of freebies as well!  Sandi Huggett is this month's Featured Digi Artist She has given us some wonderful images for you to download. Anne Fenton has also given us three sweet holiday digi images to download as well. We also have some yummy Holiday recipes!  Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.




For my first project as a DT member, I used a digital stamp from That Craft Place, this week's sponsor.  She was really fun to color!  


Supplies:
Image: The Craft Place- "Betty Boots"
Photoshop
Recollections patterned paper
Silk Flowers
Brads
Studio G Ink
Celebrate It Ribbon
Silhouette Cameo
Pop Dots
Gel Pen
  1. Color the digi stamp (for this project, the image was colored using the Photoshop program)
  2. Print and cut the image using a cutting machine (for this project, the Silhouette Cameo was used)
  3.  Ink the edges of the stamp and add several polka dots using a gel pen to take away the stark white appearance.  (click on photo to enlarge and see the details)
  4. Tape the ribbon to the background paper prior to adhering the paper to the card.  This will create a clean look on the inside of the card.
  5. Put a brad through the flowers.  
  6. Ink the edges of the white flowers to add a pop of color to the flowers. 
  7. Poke a hole in the card to attach the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed my first post as a DT member of Through the Craft Room Door.  I encourage you to head over to our blog to see what all the other DT members have created for you today.  These cards will inspire you.  While you are there consider joining our challenge.  This week's prize is three images from That Craft Place! Click HERE now!

Challenges I am entering:
Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes 
Heart 2 Heart- No Stamping
(sentiment is computer generated)
Great Impressions- Thankful Thoughts

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please consider becoming a follower of my blog so that you can find your way back to our challenges each week.  Have a wonderful day.
Cindy








Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wishing you a bright, sunshiny day

It seems like there is always someone in my life that needs a bit of cheering up.  I find it helpful to have special cards on hand that can be used to send to my friends whenever the need arises. 

Today I want to share this sweet card with you as I post as a member of the Action Wobble Design Team!  The Action Wobble is located under the sun.


"Wishing you a bright, sunshiny day"

If you don't have any Action Wobbles to enhance your projects, you can pick some up at the Royal Castle Shoppe .  You will be so happy your did!  If you've used Action Wobbles before we'd love it if you would become a follower of our Action Wobble blog and "Like" us on Facebook so you can share your wobble projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Cindy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Feel better soon "Stretch" Willie McCovey

Anyone that knows me knows that I have been a HUGE San Francisco Giants fan since I was a little girl.  I would beg my family to travel the nearly four hours to Candlestick Park to watch the Giants play as often as possible.  When I heard that one of our beloved Giants, Willie McCovey, was not feeling well, I decided to make him a special card.   My hope was to brighten his day just as he and the Giants have done for me on so many occasions.  

Today I want to share this special card with you as I post as a member of the Action Wobble Design Team! 


This card was inspired by this Giants bobble head.  I thought it would be fun to make this Giants image into a moving figure by adding an Action Wobble.  



So, the figure was print and cut using the Silhoutte Cameo and the Action Wobble was added to make the figure shake!!  A baseball image was added behind the Giant to complete the look.  

"Sending you a GIANT hug"

If you don't have any Action Wobbles to enhance your projects, you can pick some up at the Royal Castle Shoppe .  You will be so happy your did!  If you've used Action Wobbles before we'd love it if you would become a follower of our Action Wobble blog and "Like" us on Facebook so you can share your wobble projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Cindy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Fall

Today I am posting as a member of The Scrapbook Queen's Royal Challenge Design Team
We are hosting a monthly challenge. This challenge goes live on the 30th of each month. Come check out my inspiration on the 30th then head to The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Challenge to obtain all the important details.  You can also see all the amazing projects by the other design team members.  You will be inspired by these talented designers!   


This month's challenge is going to be a bit different.  Instead of an image to color, we are having a color challenge.  The colors are:

Tangerine Tango/Elegant Eggplant/Early Espresso
 


 


              "Happy Fall." 





This fall card has a hidden surprise behind the little purple card.  There is another little pumpkin waiting to say hello.


  

Now it is time for you to head to The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Challenge and get all the details on how you can enter the challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you create!! You have until October 29th to get your projects in.  One winner will be chosen at random to receive a "Royal" prize package!

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you have kids who love to craft, we are encouraging them to participate in this challenge!!  Craft together!  So much fun!
  
Please consider following me so you can find your way back!
Cindy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece

I must say that I am a proud aunt to an amazing niece, Alex, who is currently attending graduate school at Marquette University.  She is studying to be a nurse, which warms my heart.  Alex has always been a compassionate young lady and one day very soon she will be a fabulous nurse.  

Recently Alex celebrated her 22nd birthday and of course I had to make her a cute card with an Action Wobble. Today I want to share this card with you as I post as a member of the Action Wobble Design Team! 


 This card started as a free, uncolored, nurse image coloring page character.  

 It was then colored in Photoshop to give it life!

With a few embellishments the card was finished.  The Action Wobble is under the image of the nurse.

If you don't have any Action Wobbles to enhance your projects, you can pick some up at the Royal Castle Shoppe .  You will be so happy your did!  If you've used Action Wobbles before we'd love it if you would become a follower of our Action Wobble blog and "Like" us on Facebook so you can share your wobble projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Cindy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Saying Thank You

Today is an important day in our nation's history.  13 years ago today we were attacked.  My thoughts and prayers to all of you who suffered a loss on that day.  God Bless the USA!

Today I want to share with you a thank you card I made as a member of the Action Wobble Design Team! This card was made to say thanks to a wonderful couple who was dining at the same restaurant as my daughter, Madison, and Madison's friend.  When the girls went to pay for their bill, they were told that it was taken care of. The Action Wobble on this card is under the thanks you sentiment.  

 

If you don't have any Action Wobbles to enhance your projects, you can pick some up at the Royal Castle Shoppe .  You will be so happy your did!  If you've used Action Wobbles before we'd love it if you would become a follower of our Action Wobble blog and "Like" us on Facebook so you can share your wobble projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Cindy