Saturday, September 14, 2013

Baseball Birthday - Vintage Style

So happy to have some time to create last night.  This is a birthday card for our neighbor who is a baseball fan like us.  The image is an image I purchased and downloaded from The Vintage Workshop and the background paper is a free download from Far Far Hill.  The yellow rosette and the graph paper are made using Stampin' Up! digital Designer Series Paper Soho Subway collection  (for My Digital Studio (MDS) 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Parking for Witches Only - Halloween Plaque - Handmade Halloween Decoration

Halloween decoration made on an artists canvas that is covered with digital scrapbook paper and a digital image I colored in with alcohol ink markers.  I use My Digital Studio (MDS) by Stampin' Up! for my downloadable images and paper.  The paper used on this paper on this project is from Stampin' Up! digital Witches Brew Designer Series Paper collection available in my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website   For the image, I printed the image out and colored in the sign portion with alcohol inks using by dabbing on yellow and yellow and silver ink to create a polished stone look.  I then cut it out and glued it to a separate image, which I colored in with markers and sponged around the edges with a charcoal colored ink pad.  It is a lot of fun to put these together.  Here is another one I did using paper from the same digital collection by Stampin' Up! and image from the Stampin' Up! digital stamp set Halloween Bash.

Both these items are for in my Etsy Store Papercrafting Therapy

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Two Independence Day Inspired Creations

I was inspired by the holiday to create two projects using some patriotic scrapbook paper I had in my stash.  The images were both downloads from  I love making the fan-folded rosettes so I made a large one by joining four 6 x 12 pieces of the scrapbook paper together.  The small ones on the altered canvas were made using my scoring board with downloaded "paper" which was also a download from

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stampin' Up Dress Up Framelits Die - Frame and Card

This is a framed piece I made my mom for her birthday.  I got the frame at a craft store.  I cut the dresses out of cardstock and patterned paper, embellished them and put them between frames glass panes.  It was a tight fit because of the  embellishments but I made it work.

I made this card to go along with the gift.  The paper is not Stampin' Up! but the dress die, the cardstock,  hanger, flower punch and  pearl stickers are.  You can check out my Stampin' Up! only blog by clicking  HERE to see other Stampin' Up! samples and click on the Shop Now button on the right side bar to shop for Stampin' Up! products including the All Dressed Up stamp set and Dress Up Framelits die set.  To see more samples of cards using the Dress Up Framelits die click HERE and HERE

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Altered Wine Bag Gift

 This is a 4-bottle wine bag that you get when you buy wine from Publix.  I have dozens that I have saved over the years and decided to alter one to make a "beverage" gift for my brother.  I loaded it with a couple of bottles of wine, a bottle of his favorite liqueur Frangelico and to even it off a bottle of beer.  The image is a downloaded vintage-style image from The Vintage Workshop (  I adhered the patterned paper to the bag with hot glue.  Covered both the front and the back and then decorated the front.  I made the rosette and added a glimmer paper (Champagne Glimmer Paper from Stampin' Up!)circle punch and an "antique" brad .  The Cheers banner was made with Stampin' Up! Pennant Builder punch and the letters were computer generated using My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!.  Don't forget to check out my Stampin' Up! Blog Stamp with Me Cindy G for great Stampin' Up! projects or to order Stampin' Up! merchandise.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Cheer...Blabity Blabity Blah

A Christmas card for the not so cheery.  I just fell in love with this stamp when I saw it at American Art Stamp.  It just speaks to the other side of my brain.  Usually, my cards are on the cheerful side.  This one is simple to do.  I just stamped the image in Stazon Jet Black and colored it with Watercolor Pencils and then colored over the red in the Santa suit with a Spica red marker.  It shimmers much more in real life.  I cut the image out around the Christmas light border and adhered it  with Stampin Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!) to a panel that I embossed with Northern Flurry Embossing folder (Stampin' Up!).  I added the red pearl stickers.  The card stock is Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Real Red.  To purchase any of the Stampin' Up! supplies please go to my online store HERE.  If you want to see more projects created Stampin' Up!-only supplies please visit my Stampin' Up!-only blog HERE.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I am so glad I had time this weekend to play with vintage images.  I just love them and this piece was inspired by the pretty flocked acetate sheet that is part of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Collection from Stampin' Up! (see it HERE ) The base is a a 6 x 8 inch quality canvas panel I got at one of the bit box craft stores. The flocked acetate is so pretty and I thought it needed to be for more than just a card so I decided to create a holiday decorative item with it.  I cut the flocked acetate to fit on the canvas panel and  adhered it to the canvas panel with Sticky Strip. The vintage images (the girl and the music sheet) are digital images downloaded from online sources.
All  Stampin' Up! Supplies (Champagne Glimmer Paper, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper can be purchased from my online store HERE.