Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Good Ole Summertime

What happened to the "good ole summer time"? There is just no such thing as down time these days! It seems we are always running to and fro, never enough time to do all the things on our to do list. I am so guilty of this attitude, trying to fit in all the things I must do with all the things I really want to do and the few things I really need to do! These can all be different activities. What's the daughter, mother, wife, grandmother, friend and business owner to do when stressed and needing a quick break? Well, I have a suggestion! Create something special! I run in my craft room, grab my paper pumpkin box and in 20-30 minutes have made several cards or a cute birthday banner or small brag book. Just that little break and time to be relax and be creative can renew my energy and get me back on track. So What is MY Paper Pumpkin?, you ask. It is Stampin' Up's new monthly creative escape! Visit  see pictures  and sign up for a trial kit or for the next 2 months get the regular kit for only 10.00! After that the price will be 19.95 and that includes shipping. One more thing, when you sign up I'd really appreciate it if you name me, Cindy Waldroff, as your demo. Thanks. Have a blessed day and ago be a blessing to someone else!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Instructions for the Patriotic card

I appreciate all the kind comments about this card this week. I am going to try to show how you can create it. This is my first attempt at a tutorial on here so, I hope it works!!!!! Here is the finished card. 
The Cardbase is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Crumb Cake. The other pieces are Natural White 5 1/4 x 5 1/4, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, and 2 1/2 x 5 1/4. You also need a scrap of Natural White for the scallop punch in the center and scraps of torn Cherry Cobbler for the strips. Finally, a piece  2 1/2 by 2 3/4 of Night of Navy finishes the flag. All the stamping is done in Night of Navy. The star stamp is from Pennant Parade and the Trust God saying from Trust God stamp set.

First, randomly stamp all the large pieces with the star stamp in Night of Navy. Adhere the 5 1/4 square inside the card. Add a piece of Night of Navy stitched ribbon to the front of the 2 1/2 x 5 1/4" piece and tie a faux bow or knot.

Glue torn strips of Cherry Cobbler to 4 1/2" square.

Add small Night of Navy piece to upper left corner. Lay this piece right side down on 4 1/2 scallop circle Bigz die and run through the Big Shot. Next place the cut piece in the square lattice folder with the front away from the Sissix label.
Apply Stazon On Whaite Ink to Night of Navy embossed piece to look like stars. the finally step is to stamp the saying and punch it out with the 2 3/8 scallop punch. dust around the punch with Night of Navy ink and glue to the center of scallop flag. adhere to front of card and you are finished!!!!!

Hope y'all enjoyed this tutorial and you are able to create this card for yourself. Please let me know if you have any questions. Stamping products can be ordered directly from my website at  Cindy Waldroff
Thank you for all your support and allowing me to serve you.  God bless our great country, join me in praying for our Nation to back to God Almighty! Now, go be a blessing to someone else and You will be blessed.