Love you.....Cindy style

Hello again,
Thanks for dropping in. I have been busy crafting and SHOPPING! I just got back from my local Stampfest 2018 in New Port Richey. I had SO much fun! With a list of items I wanted to buy, I avoided spending money on duplicates! I cannot wait to use all my new goodies!
But here is a lovely love you card:

I didn't look for any challenges today. Thanks for dropping in!


Heart Full of Thanks

Happy February!
January flew by so fast! I think that means that all is well, right? I had my formal observation at school, and I am ready to relax and do my thing! The rest of the year should fly by now! I love my new school and all the great co-teachers! I am very happy!
On to my card. I love hearts, but I rarely send "I love you" cards. So I am finding new ways to use LOVE and HEARTS to create warm cards!
Take a look:

I have been using so much distress ink, and colorful backgrounds, I wanted to incorporate some of my patterned paper into the card. I am not sure I like it. I can see why some crafters struggle with it.

I applied for a DT position, unfortunately, I did not get it. But I read an article talking about how some DT applicants are excellent crafters, but they do not photograph their cards well, and ultimately are pasted by. I bet that is me! I need to work on better staging and new photographing techniques. I cannot afford a high-tech camera. The best quality camera I own is on my phone. I wonder how many other card-making bloggers are the same way? Interesting thought...

I entered the second card into a few challenges:


Blue Birthday - Watercolor card

Hello again,
I am back with another card to share with you. It has been an exhausting week of teaching. I was observed this week by my principal, and I was a little nervous. I think everything went well. I will be meeting with my principal to talk about the lesson and see what he thought and how I can improve.
Meanwhile, I am busy de-stressing in my craft room! Take a look!

I usually use my wildflower die cuts with black card stock. This time, I blended with blue distress ink, and splattered it with water, and then used it for my die cuts. It love the look! It pulls all the blues together!

I entered it into a few challenges!

I would love a new follower, and comments make me smile all day! Please leave me some love!  :)


Thinking of you card and GDT entry!

Hello all,
I am so excited about this card. It came out just the way I envisioned it. I am pleased with myself that I can keep crafting while I am teaching. I really don't know what has changed, but I love that I can create while I teach full time! Anyway, on to my card for today!

I know my photo skills are in need of improvement, but you cannot see the glitter embossing very well. It is beautiful in real life. 

I entered this card in a few challenges

I am also excited to apply for a guest designer position. I would love a chance to shine, and see how I create under pressure. Wish me luck! More to come!


Large Oxide and Rose

Welcome back!
I LOVE my new, and improved crafting space. So, I wanted to join more challenges tonight! Take a look at my card:

I have not used this "oldie but goodie" stamp & die set I purchased many, many years ago. With the new oxide inks begging to be used, I thought they may make a wonderful pair! I also used my new glitter paper and a new happy birthday stamp. What fun!

I entered this card in a few challenges

I am SO looking forward to seeing the new 12 oxide colors being released from Tim Holtz this weekend at the convention. More FUN!