Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Guest Designer for Crafting by Designs
I am excited today to be the Guest Designer for the Crafting by Designs blog! I wanted to create a fun, adorable, and meaningful card for this blog.  Check out my project and let me know if you think I have accomplished my goal!  I had a great time making it!

This card is a tri-fold card.  The image on the front cover is "Messy Jessy" from the Besties collection.  She was colored using Photoshop and adorned with flowers, pearls, and love!  The "Love" letters and Scrabble tiles were made using the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge.  They were inked to add a bit of pop!

The saying, "Some days there won't be a song in your heart, but sing anyway" was designed to cheer up and to provide encouragement to someone in need.  It is paired with an adorable bear cut using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.

The hearts on the right side of the card were made using the Jubilee Cricut cartridge.  The center space provides a box to add your sentiments and/or greetings.  Paper flowers and a Martha Stewart border punch complete the box.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thank you so much to the design team at Crafting by Designs for selecting me as a guest designer for their blog.  It has been a pleasure designing this card and being a part of your blog today.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog- Die Cut and Punches
(Cricut cuts/Cameo cuts and Martha Stewart punch)
Pile It On- Floral Fantasy
Cut It Up- Anything Goes with a Die Cut
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- Patterned Paper
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes

Have a fabulous day!


  1. Fabulous Design and lovely Papers, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you for joining us this week we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck,
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  2. what a super card, I love the sentiment and the colours, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  3. Cute and fun! Love those colors! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenge blog!

  4. Congrats on your GDS!!! Adorable image on a very SWEET card!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Very cute! I love the little flowers and the surprise bear inside!

  6. This is fabulous! I love the folds and the different panels, very cute images also! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!
    sharla~dt :)

  7. A beautiful, clever design with gorgeous papers and a fabulous image!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  8. Cindy you sure did accomplish your goal because we LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs!
    Hugs, Doris :)

  9. This is a fabulous layout! lovely card! Glad you could join us as a GDT at Crafting by Designs this month! Congratulations! mo xxx

  10. Hi Cindy! This is GORGEOUS. Congratulations on our Guest Design Team spot this week. They are blessed to have you share your talents with them, and I also feel blessed that you have stopped by to share this AMAZING card in our challenge as well. Thanks SO MUCH, and please join us again soon. It's a real treat!
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. You have created such a sweet card! I really love the colors and this stamp. Thank you for joining our 'Floral Fantasy' challenge at Pile It On, we will be glad seeing you again!
    Anna xxx

  12. Such a wonderful card you have here and love how you decorated the inside too. Just perfect! We are so blessed that you joined us at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week. Hope you join us again shortly in our new Challenge. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 29:11, "The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace."

    Hugs always,

    JO ANN

  13. Adorable card, lovely image and beautifully decorated inside too.
    Thank you for sharing with Cutie Pies 'Dies & Punches' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  14. Awww that's a really sweet image and a lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.