Thursday, December 29, 2011

A 15 minute card

I'm back.

I dispensed with bringing my good camera on vacation because I figured I'd use the camera on my phone. I find that I'm pickier about photographing my cards than I thought. Not sure I like the quality of the photos I took of a card that I whipped up today but I'll deal with it.

In a quick trip through Michaels yesterday, I picked up a new Love Letters DP stack by Recollections and a cute 3 bird cling stamp set by Inkadinkado. (My dh realizes that I don't cook on vacation so he's turning a blind eye to the fact that I've converted half of our  kitchen into a studio. Lol.) The sentiments I used on the card are from Print Works (outside) and Stampendous (inside).

I've said this many times. I like taking really pretty collage paper and letting it do most of the work on my cards. This one just needed matting, a fussy cut bird and the sentiment stamped directly on the background paper.

I continued with the same paper inside the card and a birthday stamp. My sister-in-law's birthday is coming up on the Jan 3rd so I'm ready to fill it out and mail it. All in about 15 minutes.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you're anticipating a fun, crafty New Year.


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Greetings from vacation....

On hiatus in sunny Florida but still keeping in touch with my favorite blogs (and if ds will let me use his computer, I may just be able to post a card made here if I can overcome the obstacles of a photo taken with a phone! Stay tuned!)

Let me at least enable you about your chance to win a prize this week. Over at the Paper Smooches blog ( there's a blog hop going on featuring sneaks of three soon-to-be-released sets. If you scan my blog, you'll see that I love their stamps (most recent card using PS stamps can be found on my Dec 14th blogpost.)

They are offering lots of chances to win the set. Just head over there and read how.

If you use the Paper Smooches gadget on my sidebar, just click on "Blog" to get over there.

Now to try and get my card-making mojo started....

Have a great day!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Checkin' in...

I haven't mastered the photos-from-a-phone-to-the-iPad skill yet so I just thought I'd check in sans photo today. It's time for you to shake your heads and click your tongues at my admission that I'm still addressing holiday cards (while on vacation, to boot!) I just do these madcap things to entertain you, truth be told... Lol. It wouldn't be so bad if I did what I usually do and that is gear my card greeting to a Happy New Year, but no, these cards refer to the pre-new year holiday season... Sigh. They're pretty and colorful and handmade so I figure they will still be enjoyed.

Since I have no new project to show you, I thought I'd introduce you to one of my favorite sites. Lynn is the queen of shabby chic. She decorates beautifully and always has gorgeous simple cards and projects to enlighten you with. Her Dec 21st blog post gives you a link to a paper bowl that looks so easy to make, I may just try it and see if it'll hold lightweight crafty stuff. Lol. Her blog is located at (my iPad refuses to link today so please cut and paste...*smile*)

I wish you a happy and healthy new year!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nothing like a new project before the other is finished...

I totally forgot that ds#2 would need a card for a Sweet Sixteen party tonight. I went into overdrive. Of course, the day was supposed to be spent putting the finishing touches on my very late holiday cards but that's Murphy's Law for you.

I used My Favorite Things latest sketch challenge (MFTWSC51) and some MFT stamps that I always go to for Sweet 16 cards. Cheers for the party girl and Time to Celebrate for the sentiment. I think I colored her dress with 3 different Copics before coming to the conclusion that I wouldn't be matching her dress to the pink cardstock anytime soon. I just squint when I look at it and accept it as it is. Lol. The gorgeous papers are from a K&Co pad called Lotus by Amy Butler. I used a couple of MFT dies: an open scallop border and that cool label.

So, did you ever wonder what a card with 12 layers looks like? Hee hee. I kinda went wild with the matting only because without it, the papers kinda blended into each other. Considering the layers, it isn't that heavy. The bow and pearls would be responsible for the extra postage, I imagine. Good thing ds is hand delivering it!

I hope Murphy's Law isn't catching up with you, too. Enjoy your holidays.

Back to work. *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WOTT is WOYWW and it's Hanukkah!

What's on Tap Tuesday (WOTT) is What's on Your Workspace Weds (WOYWW) as well.

As usual, a quick thought turned into a card. The first night of Hanukkah caught me unawares. The bad angel almost convinced me to let it go. The kids are teens, do they really care anymore? Our celebrating was always geared to their adolescent joys... little presents every day, chocolate gelt (money)....

But the good angel whispered in my ear, "They still like lighting candles and eating corned beef and latkes.... " So I picked up fresh warm corned beef and pastrami from our favorite deli and bought the ingredients for potato latkes (pancakes) and just before I started on the cooking, the good angel added, "you know, you could take a chance that they still like your annual scavenger hunt for gifts."

So I left the kitchen, gathered up some hoarded Hanukkah supplies and literally made two quick cards to tuck a little cash in. Then I left clues in five different places and after dinner, they rolled their eyes but smiled and indulged me in running around the house following the clues. We're talking about 6 foot tall teenagers. That did the parents' hearts good.

So tonight's makeshift workspace is on top of the last post's card pieces (still being worked on). The chocolate Riesen you see on the table were attached to the card envelopes with big fat glue dots.

Card #1and #2 (I told you they were quick ones....)

Once they were made, stuffed with cash and hidden for the scavenger hunt, it was time to make the latkes. Cooking tip: skip the frustration of grating potatoes (and knuckles) and pick up a nice bag of frozen hash browns for starters. I added 6 eggs, 6 tablespoons of flour, salt and pepper and mixed together.

I like to drain them after cooking so I lined a cookie sheet with these adorable paper towels. So apropos, no?

I dropped large spoonfuls of the mix into hot olive oil. Wonderful crunchy yumminess to eat with sour cream and applesauce... comin' up!

First night is one starter candle in the middle and one candle below. We add one more every night for 7 more nights.

Hope you liked the tour and I wish you a merry season of joy ahead whether it's Hanukkah or Christmas. Enjoy!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Conversation and the card that resulted....

Bad Angel: Well, it looks like it's too late to send cards to even the inner circle... let's just watch a movie....

Good Angel: It's not too late. Remember that we have that cool DCWV Four Seasons Stack that has a few glittery holiday papers? Cut those up into 4"x6" panels, add a quick stamped image and sentiment and we can have a few done in no time.

Bad Angel: I don't know....

Good Angel: C'mon... we should at least send to the people who've sent cards to us so far... and then there's the aunts that say how much getting our annual card means to them....

Bad Angel: But I don't know if I'll be happy with a simple card...

Good Angel: You'll get over it....


So the paper stack was found. A retired Lizzy Anne stamp set was unearthed because that bird and sentiment were so fitting for the paper. And that silly Santa hat from Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals was hauled out yet again because, astoundingly, it seems to magically fit on the head of any image I have.

I stamped the bird, colored his belly with Copics, fussy cut him, stamped the hat, colored it and popped them both up with foam dots. Stamped sentiment directly on the background paper.

Whew, success! Now to make a set of these and come up with an equally quick set with the other holiday sheet from this stack.

I'm hoping to have something new to show on the desk for What's on Tap Tuesday. Drop by if you've got a minute.

Enjoy your pre-holiday time....

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WOYWW #132 and a Merry Moose

Something sci-fi is going on with time these days.... Wednesdays are coming much too fast. I'm convinced we are in some sort of time warp... Well, I guess I better get this post done because by my calculations, it'll be Wednesday again by the time I'm finished....

On tap this week is a desk still in holiday mode. Splitcoast Stampers had a Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) this past weekend so, if you only visit weekly, scroll down to see the challenges that I was able to complete. Today marked the last one for me. The challenge was to make a project with six layers. Amazingly, my card doesn't even feel that bulky. Good news for mailing it. I've got really cranky postal workers to deal with. They seem to find reasons to triple my charges when my envelope has bumps in it.

I'm currently in love with my Chubby Chum Pals stamp set by Paper Smooches. I've said this before: good quality clear stamps are a dream to work with. The game "Duck, duck, goose" came to mind today and I thought I'd combine that idea with the cute sentiment in the set. I even used patterned paper with mistletoe on it but because it's dark, it's hard to see. Oh, and I had to pull out the Lawn Fawn set Harold's ABCs to spell out duck and moose. The rhinestones added a little extra texture and fun.

So, the VSN was fun but now I've got to buckle down and turn some tags that didn't sell at my friend's craft fair into cards for the immediate family. Because, you know.... next Wednesday will be here in a couple of days! Come back to see the result.... Check out Julia's WOYWW blog for more work spaces today!

Thanks for visiting... *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Non-traditional holiday card

That's what the Splitcoast challenge DEC11VSNI called for. Actually, the challenge was to make a warm weather Christmas card since some of the U.S. doesn't get the cold winter weather much less a traditional white Christmas. So I pulled out the only cactus stamp I have (a retired Stampin Up one) and decided to decorate it with a garland of holiday lights. (The sentiment comes from a little stamp cube by Stamp Studio.) It was supposed to be made within 45 minutes. If I don't count hunting down the stamp, I think I kept within the time frame. In the last couple of days I've been using this Label 18 Nestie from Spellbinder and I love it. It makes for a cool frame. My source for Nesties is Cut@Home. If you sign up for their newsletter, you receive a 40% coupon once a month. Not bad, huh?

I wish I could say that I got to more challenges but I didn't. Maybe tomorrow. The deadline for submitting is 10pm EST tomorrow night, so you have time to play, too. Check out the Master List of challenges HERE. If nothing else, there's a lot of inspiration to be found there.

Thanks for dropping by. I'm just about ready to make a cup of tea and sit down to enjoy another episode of Once Upon a Time. The actors in the show take turns tweeting live during the telecast so that makes it even more interesting. Tonight, Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma, will be tweeting. My reminder alarm is going off, so gotta go!


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Virtual Stamp Night over at Splitcoast Stampers!

It started yesterday and continues on through the night tonight. Check this LINK if you'd like to see the challenges. There will be prizes and it's so much fun to play along. Plus, although the idea is that you try to keep your creation time to 45 minutes per challenge, you have until Monday 10pm EST to link in any creations....

I hosted the challenge called DEC11VSNK. It's asking you to create a telescoping card. Here's the LINK to my challenge. Once there, I even give you a link to Beate's telescoping tutorial so if you don't know how to make this kind of card, here's your chance. And here's the card I created as a sample. This cute snowman starts out folded up on the easel card...

...then a pull of his hat and there he is in all his snowy glory. The sentiment stamps and that little cutie patootie snowman came from Unity's November '10 Kit of the Month (Picture Perfect) and December '10 KOTM (Just Be You).

I've also had a chance to play along with a couple of the other challenges so far.

Here's DEC11VSNA which asked us to portray a warm and fuzzy theme. Lydia (over at Understandblue) is the hostess of the challenge and she actually created (and sells) the cat stamp that I used so it's a little joke for her that I used her kitty on the card. *smile*

Then I got to make a card for DEC11VSNB which asked us to use a snowflake somewhere. I've got them on the patterned paper and in my little Paper Smooches bear's word bubble. The bear comes from PS's Chubby Chums Pals set (love it) and the word bubble is from a stamp and die set called Say What?  by My Favorite Things. That luscious Maraschino bakers twine is from The Twinery.

Tomorrow I hope to play along with a few more challenges, so check back then to see if I have more to show you and consider joining in!


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WOYWW#131, WOTT#34 and Lawnscaping Challenge: tags!

What's on my Wednesday Workspace (WOYWW)? The same that was on tap Tuesday (WOTT). I pulled the desk out again and have been working on more tags. How timely! I'm making tags and Lawnscaping's latest challenge is tags or treat bags.

So the desk is covered with lots of green scraps that will work well for stamping different patterns of trees. When you're mass producing (in my case, just 12 because that's how many I get from one sheet of 12x12 background paper), a lot of ink would be used to color in all the trees so... patterned paper it is. I used three Lawn Fawn stamp sets on this tag. (Each name is linked to where you'll find it on LF's site.) For the tree and jolly hedgehog, Critters in the Forest. For the "To/From," the Just My Type Too set. And for the "Be Merry," I used individual letters in Harold's ABCs. The paper is from DCWV's Christmas Stack and the luscious Maraschino twine is from The Twinery. Also, I can't seem to stop using those cute little pom poms (see previous post.) Check out Julia's WOYWW post to see other people's work desks.

Check out the challenge HERE. You can join in even if you don't have Lawn Fawn stamps. The challenge winner gets a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!

One more thing: I'm going to be one of the hostesses over at Splitcoast Stampers this weekend for their Virtual Stamp Night. It starts Friday night and there will be hourly challenges with prizes. I'll be on at 6pm EST with a challenge of my own. Check it out. Could be fun..... *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

John Travolta and Another Holiday Tag

How are they related? Well, John Travolta was in a small movie called "Blowout." It was a thriller in which he plays a photographer trying to catch a serial killer. Stay with me. He befriends a young woman in the process and it's something she says that is linked to this card. She asks him how he likes her makeup job one day and he claims that she doesn't seem to have makeup on, to which she replies, "It took me 2 hours to get this natural look." I've realized from experience that my Clean and Simple (CAS) projects sometimes take 2 hours to get that look. Lol. I have a higher regard for the CAS projects I see because it still takes work to get there.

This tag uses the adorable Paper Smooches stamp set called Chubby Chum Pals. I'm beginning to love clear stamps because it's so easy to add to an image when you can see through the stamp. Like adding the hat to this cute moose. The set comes with that sentiment and more but I used a Cavallini To/From stamp. The paper is from DCWV's Christmas Stack and the twine from The Twinery.

Have a great week ahead. What's on Tap Tuesday is just around the corner. What's on your desk these days?


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friends with Flair and a Winter Tag

I came up with this idea for "To/From" tags. I can get 12 tags from one 12x12 patterned sheet and some cardstock. That  cute snowman paper is from Jillibean and the tree? From Unity's Vintage Banners. Banners are great for making trees!

The foam star is double sided so it sticks to the tag and can be embellished as you wish. I used Stampin Up's glass glitter. Easy peasy.

Thanks for dropping in! Enjoy the blog hop...  Prizes await a lucky commenter over there!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WOYWW#130, WOTT #33 and a little winter card

What's on Your Workspace Wednesday? (see link to Julia's site below...) This was my What's on Tap Tuesday, as well....

I'm still in exile. Crafting on the kitchen table. The room I moved all my stuff out of looks so nice and clean, I'm having trouble bringing out the folding table again. Hee hee. But don't worry, it will come out soon...

For now, I'm in craft fair mode again. My friend has another craft fair coming up and I thought I'd supply her with some winter holiday items. She said that tags for gifts sell nicely so I'm going to think up some of those soon. I realized that I still have lots of plastic paint cans that would be cute holders of tags so that gives me incentive to make a bunch.

What's on tap today though is a card that I made for the holidays a few years ago (with some since retired Stampin Up sets) and I kept all the extras bits and pieces so I think I can get a set of these made for her. Because I was mass producing them back then I kept it pretty simple. I'm so tempted to jazz them up a little but I'll resist.

I hope you're having a grand ol' time crafting your winter projects! Visit Julia's WOYWW site HERE and/or join in below....


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and a Paper Smooches link

Hi everyone,

If you celebrate, I hope you paced yourself and didn't overeat on this day of thanks. I did not and I did. Being with family is worth it though.

I wish I'd found time to put a card together but I was responsible for this entire table of Martha Stewart recipes with the exception of my mil's apple pudding and her sweet potato casserole.

I love taking a picture of my plate. It's so colorful, even though it is my demise for the rest of the evening....

Also, just wanted to prove that I love birds so much, I invited them to my table.... Lol

While the gang was watching football, I was able to do a little internet surfing and found out that Paper Smooches is doing their November DT blog hop today and is open to comments until Friday night. There are lots of ways to add comments for the chance at prizes, so check them out. My last post used a Paper Smooches stamp and I think they're adorable all around.

Hopefully, this weekend will bring a little crafting time.

I hope for you too! Have a great weekend...


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge card, WOTT#32 and WOYWW#129

Well, mission accomplished... sort of. I got all the stuff out of the hallway (see post below). Organized about 75% of it and even converted a closet into a haven for all my stamps (using an IKEA shelf system that's been sitting in pieces since moving it out of my toddler's room in 1993....yeah, do the math on his approximate age now.) The 25% that isn't organized is in another closet I've claimed because it used to hold toys. The problem is that all the stuff I needed for this very simple card was in that 25% mish mosh. A good incentive to get back to organizing it before making the next card. So, I yanked out a few tools and worked on the kitchen table to get in one last crafty moment before the Thanksgiving cooking begins. Here's What's on Tap this Tuesday (WOTT).

When I saw the latest Paper Smooches Sparks challenge,

it inspired me to use my one and only PS stamp set. I love this little worm from Birthday Buddies. I wanted him peeking out from under the flowers to speak his sentiment. I also love this My Favorite Things stamp and die set called Say What? It has several word bubble stamps and coordinating dies and a number of sayings, to boot. The gorgeous paper comes from a K&Co series called Lotus by Amy Butler.

Funny that a card that looks so simple required a lot of tools. Still it did come together relatively quickly.

Hope you're on the verge of a lovely holiday. Ours will be a small gathering but I look forward to having our prodigal college student son at the table. A small blessing that means a lot.

Link in your What's on Tap Tuesday, if you please. And now that it's Weds, check out for a world wide What's on Your Workspace blog hop that I participate in. Worm out.


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Thanksgiving card and other things

I made one more version of the Thanksgiving card I showed you a few days ago. This one I mailed off to my folks. The sentiment is from a Unity Store kit called The Right Words. From now through Weds, Unity is running a pre-Black Friday sale: 45% off all stamps and $2.95 shipping.

They really are the right words for this holiday. We usually have visitors for Thanksgiving but this year its just my immediate family and my in-laws. My mother-in-law makes the best apple pudding casserole and sweet potato casserole and, at 87 years old, I'm lucky that she still whips them up for us! Still, I wish my mom was by my side in the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning because I turn into a little girl and have her prepare my turkey for me and she makes her killer mashed potatoes. Lol. Its just a kind of Hannah and Her Sisters experience that I love. (Have you seen that movie? It has a great scene where there's all kinds of family camaraderie in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.) I'm working on her for next year. She and my dad just have to come! *smile*

Yesterday, a friend and I went to see Breaking Dawn, Part I. We went to one of those dine-in theaters and I should have been more surprised that we scored reserved tickets so easily because we were placed in the second row! We spent the whole movie leaning as far back in our chairs as we could to look up a screen that felt inches away... Lol. Still being that close to Edward's face wasn't all bad. *smile* I found a set of these dessert plates back during the Eclipse marketing campaign. I think I'll put a trimmed-down version of this one in a Smash book with my movie ticket, to document this Twilight era we are going through. I have 4 of Jacob and 3 more of Edward if anyone wants one.... (Seriously, I'm not using them and I don't need 7 more plates...)

Lastly, since he didn't sweep me off to Rio (see my post on Thursday), I guess I'll just turn back into Cinderella and get to pre-Thanksgiving-matters-at-hand. Like taking all this stuff that came out of my satellite studio and putting it all back where it belongs. I'll look on the bright side, it'll be a little like shopping my stash... *smile*

I hope to be back with more posts before Thanksgiving but if I'm not, or you're not, have a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and have some pie for me...

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shake, shake, shake for Friends with Flair

Wasn't Friday just yesterday? Wow. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a time warp.... But since the calendar says Friday, it's time for another contribution to Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop.

I bought this Itty Bitty stamp set called What's Shakin'? a while ago and its been sitting waiting for inspiration. That came when I saw this sheet of patterned paper in, yes, the Domestic Goddess paper pack from Stampin' Up. I love that this particular sheet has two patterns on it so I didn't need to do any layering. It needed a little something extra though so I punched two holes in the card and added the Mandarin baker's twine and those cute nail head thing-ies in the corners.

That's it for me.  Enjoy the blog hop... who knows, you could win a random prize just for commenting along the way!

Hope you're in for a little shakin' this weekend...


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breaking Dawn fun

I'm a big fan of Broadway, so I l-o-v-e Sirius/XM Broadway. I listen to it while driving ds to and from school (Christine Pedi in the a.m. and Seth Rudetsky in the p.m. -- I enjoy their back stories about Broadway shows.) So one morning, I hear Hugh Jackman singing "I Go to Rio" from The Boy from Oz, Peter Allen's life story. My warped mind immediately made the association to the last Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, because Bella and Edward go to Rio for their honeymoon. I knew I had to make a card.

I picked up this stamp set in Barnes & Noble back when Twilight first came out -- notice Jacob's long hair. (Don't know if you can still find it, but the website of the company that made it is listed as

I decided to print an image of Rio and put a little scene together.

I found the cottage from Stampin' Up's retired Woodland Cottage set and a Unity sentiment fit nicely with the two lovers. (Especially since a cottage is featured in the book as well.) I kept it black and white except for the addition of a little blood red matting. (Cherry Cobbler to be exact...)

So that's my homage to Breaking Dawn. (I think I'll submit it to Somewhat Simple's link party today. See icon in left sidebar, too.)

Thanks for dropping by. If you're one of the lucky people that is going to the midnight premiere tonight, don't tell me how Part One ends! I hope to see it sometime this weekend.

See you tomorrow for Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop...


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's on Your Workspace Weds and Thanksgiving cards

I guess Wednesday has now snuck up on us, huh? (Is snuck a word?) For WOYWW (run by Ms. Julia), I've got two hot messes to show you today. First, the kitchen table where until lunch I was frantically adding finishing touches to some hoarded cards that were going to my friend who is going to sell them for me at a craft event. It was fun just adding stuff to cards rather than work on them from scratch, for a change.

Second is the regular desk-away-from-desk (you know this isn't really my alotted craft area, right? I just kinda snuck in little by little and now I have squatter's rights... an argument that won't fly if I'm ever confronted, I'm afraid...) This desk has the start of a Thanksgiving card for aforementioned friend. She wanted a few considering the season. I used Lesley Langdon's card on the cover of that Take Ten magazine as a jumping off point. That DCWV Fall Mat Stack actually has squatter's rights in my stash because I've had it a very long time. Funny how it remains perfect one season a year. A couple of different papers, some Mandarin baker's twine, some bling, a Stampin' Up punch, and an Ippity sentiment (from a set called Sing a New Song) equals a quick and easy card.

You know that my handle is "Scrapcollectr" most everywhere, right? Well, that's because I have a hard time throwing the scraps out. In fact, I was about to throw out the trimmings leftover when my cards were made when I looked at that cute text paper in the trash and it just looked like an unborn card. So I fished it and another strip out, slapped it over another sheet, twined it, blinged it and here's the result.

Do you see what I'm up against? Lol.

Thanks for dropping in. If you feel inclined to share your work desk here, link in, by all means. Mr. Linky is back. He couldn't stay away. If you'd like share at Julia's blog, click HERE, too.


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friends with Flair and Housework Made Cute

Friday again.... here's a late entry to the Unity blog hop (visit and leave comments and you just might win big!)

I just love this Domestic Goddess paper by Stampin' Up. I paired it up with a recent Ippity stamp set called Loads of Love. A set that is so adorable you can almost smell the Downy. *smile*

Michaels had a Spellbinder discount the other day so I scooped up this Lacey Oval set. Aren't the open areas a nice touch to a normal scallop edge? The frilly ribbons are from an old EK Success Adornaments set.

Hope you are having a nice end to your week. I'm looking forward to back-to-back lacrosse tournaments this weekend and maybe a little crafty time making cards that a friend is going to sell for me at a craft fair next week. Nice friend, huh? *smile* If I come up with a card that hasn't been posted before, I'll upload it.

Til then.... Heartfelt thanks to all the veterans today and Happy 11-11-11. (Make a wish at 11:11pm!)


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ten Things on the Tenth - My Take

I stumbled across two interesting blogs recently. Both are great to read on a daily basis, but what captured my attention was an event one does every 10th of the month and a linky party one does every Thursday. The first is "10 Things on the Tenth" and the second is a fun way to get "somewhat simple" inspiration across all crafts. I'm posting my 10 things to share with both blogs.

I decided to review my homemade cards in 2010 and come up with my 10 favorites. It was hard but I settled on the ones that made me smile or laugh out loud (... yeah, I crack myself up sometimes.... ) So here they are, my ten favorites...

1. A card using lots of patterned paper, a few Unity stamps and a hand drawn hose....

2. A card I made for a Lawn Fawn call for their 2011 CHA catalog.... didn't make it in, but I loved it....

3. One of my first Little Owl cards. Stamps are from Unity. I slit the trees so that the owls could hide behind them...

4. Here's Little Owl again, promoting funky-ness... I finally found a use for that 7 Gypsies metal bar... and used Unity and Ippity stamps.

5. Another Little Owl, this time trick-or-treating. It was fun making his candy bag. For the sheer love of free candy, he plopped a pumpkin on his head by way of a costume...

6. Ahhh, Maddie the cat. A stamp sprung from the mind of UnderstandBlue.... Maddie's look inspired this card of mischief gone wrong....

7. When I saw these sock stamps by Unity, I envisioned the clothesline and don't get me started about those bluebirds... an Ippity stamp that I use ALL the time....

8. On to the Unity-retired girl stamps of Suzi Blu.... this lovely was an experiment with a 3"x6" card size, paper scraps and my trusty Copic markers... love it...

9. A card inspired by this Suzi Blu princess stamp, Unity sentiment and the lovely "Once Upon a Time" paper stack by DCWV...

10. This Suzi Blu cutie was made for a Stampington call for a project that used tape in an unusual way, so I twisted it, made it a hula hoop and they published it. *smile*

That's it. Although I hope to contribute to next month's 10 Things post, I think I'll give my 2011 cards equal time in January because there are at least 10 that I'd love to share with you. Until then, feel free to peruse my recent blog posts. Most every post has a new card to share.

Thanks for dropping in! If you'd like to see other 10 Things entries, HERE is the secret passageway to Shimelle's blog. And Stephanie's Somewhat Simple blog of inspiration is HERE.


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)