Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Roses Pearls & Lace

A first attempt at Shabby Chic with roses, pearls, and lace which are lovely together. I really enjoyed making the roses and hand painting them. They were time consuming yet fairly easy to make. I love the shabby vintage style, it's so romantic and reminds me of Victorian dresses.
This is my version of Sketch Saturday # 354. 

Supplies & Technique:

Rose print and vintage letter paper-Free printable's on Pinterest
Core'dinations card stock- Vanilla Cream
Rose card stock

Cutting Files
Floral doily - Silhouette Store
Fancy Tag - Sil Store
Butterfly - Sil Store
Font - Samantha With Sil Pens


Hydrangea Blooms - Wild Orchid
Roses - I made the roses, hand painted them, and added glitter to the edges.

There is a tutorial on youtube by Shabby Beautiful on how to make the roses. You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPm8R_MtmXo

The Pink Elephant 292 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion 255 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers 73 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination 26 Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday 354

Have a wonderful week!

~Cynthia K

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Flower Hair Pins

I have been working on some hair pins for my closest friends and they turned out just lovely. The flower is a silhouette file that is so easy to make and the glitter glue adds a little stiffness to the flower that will make them last a little longer. The flowers are approximately 1.5 inches wide once they are fluffed out a bit. They are perfect for adding a little bit of pretty to your hair.

Supplies and Technique:

Paper - Darice Core'dintations; Vanilla Cream, Pink, Purple, and Mint.
Embellishments - Glitter Glue and Pearls
Cutting Files - 3D Rolled Spiral Flower by Lori Whitlock
Leaves - Hand Cut
Hot Glue

For each petal, I gave a little twist with tweezers and then fluffed the flower out by pressing down on the petals.


Inspiration Destination 26
Craft Your Passion 254
613 Avenue Create 116
Creative Fingers 72
Brown Sugar Challenge 138

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Steampunk Top Hat

On March 24 I will have been with my sweetie for 9 years so I decided to make something special for him. It isn't quite a card but I think he will enjoy it more. His favorite color is green and he likes nerdy stuff as well as Steampunk (not sure if that is considered nerdy.) Anyways this is what I created.

Supplies & Techniques:

Green Textured card Stock
Silver Card Stock
Black Card stock

Cutting Files are all from the Silhouette Store
Mourners 3D Top Hat - SnapDragon Snippets Design
Steampunk Clock

Metal Key
Leather Cord
Distressed edges on hat; Distress Marker Tim Holtz; Crushed Olive
The silver cogs and clock were dyed with Black Createx Paper Dye

Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes 253
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes 24
Papertake Happy...Anything
Avenue 613 Anything Goes

Happy St. Pats!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Little Blue Bird

One of my favorite things to do is watch birds. Their flight mesmerizes as does their song. The birdcage shaped card was a bit of a challenge because I could not decide how to embellish it. However, I think it turned out quite lovely.

Supplies & Techniques: 

Darice: Light Blue and Vanilla Cream Textured Card Stock
Prima: Digital Raspberry Tea
Glitz Design: Tea Swirl

Blue Gem, Glitter, Pearl

Cut Designs
All from Silhouette Store
Flowers: Amy Robison http://amyrobison.com/blog/3d-flower-tutorial/
Birdcage: Altered; Lori Whitlock www.loriwhitlock.com
Bird: Altered; Jamie Koay
Bud Border: Altered; Hero Arts

Pink Elephant 289 Shaped Card
Craft Your Passion  252 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers 91 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination 24 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Things That Fly
Papertake Weekly Mums The Word
Simon Says Monday Challenge B is for...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Flowers

Greetings from Ohio where the weather is finally starting to warm up! According to our local weather, Northern Ohio will be in the upper 40's and low 50's this week. This means that all the snow we have will be melting and flowers will soon be emerging from the ground, YES!
I am so excited by warmer temps that I decided to create this lovely card designed by Regina Easter and sold by The Cutting Cafe.

I really enjoyed making this card and all the different colors used came together nicely with the craft paper used on the flower pot.

UPDATE: I am so excited! Regina Easter over at The Cutting Cafe has added my card as the Customer Spotlight. You can see it here:  Spring Flowers Customer Spotlight

Supplies and Technique:

Papers used from multiple paper stacks
  • Darice - Little Azalea; Embellish by Dena
  • Colorbok - Darling Jewel 
  • DCWV - Tahiti Beach Stack
  • DCWV - Sweet Tangerine Stack
  • Darice - Core'dintations - Craft Paper 

  • Buttons, gems, pearls, and yellow hemp cord.
  • Flowers and pot distressed with Distress markers by Tim Holtz; Tea Dye. 
Card Design & Cut
  • Flower Pot Card Design by Regina Easter and sold by The Cutting Cafe
  • Cut using Silhouette Cameo
The Pink Elephant Girly Girl
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons Girly Girls
Clear It Out Anything Goes
All Sorts Spring Is In The Air
Simon Says Special Lady/ Girly

Have a blessed week!


Thursday, March 5, 2015


What girl doesn't love butterflies! I made this card for my Aunts birthday. I think it has a bit of a vintage feel to it. Hope you enjoy <3

Supplies & Technique:

  • Paper cut with Silhouette Cameo
  • Nested Butterflies - Silhouette Store cut file
  • Antenna - designed by me
  • Back Butterfly paper - Digital paper set by Prima- Raspberry Tea
  • Center Butterfly paper - DCWV from the Mariposa Stack 
  • Front Butterfly Paper - Watercolor paper embossed with Cuttlebug- Swiss Dots and distressed edges with Tim Holtz Distress Marker- Tea Dye and water to dilute the color
  • Embellished with Pearls, pink Gems, and hand stitching.  

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, March 1, 2015


I like the simplicity of this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  

I can't wait till spring to start gardening. This lovely print of a watering can and tulips makes me want to feel the earth between my fingers, plant more flowers, and start a vegetable garden. 

The spring colors give me something to look at while it is snowing here in Ohio. They make me want to kick up my heels and dance among the tulips....or tiptoe :) 


  • The blue and white background is from a paper pack by Darice called Embellish By Dena. 
  • Pink card stock for the trim around the print. 
  • The print is a Silhouette Store print & cut design by Sarah Bailey.
  • Text is Samantha Upright and drawn with Sil Sketch Pens in pink metallic as is the faux stitching. 
  • Embellished with pink ribbon.

Hope all is well in the world of crafting!