Monday, June 8, 2009

Postapolooza! Tons of projects to share!

I have been soooo busy lately...but not too busy to get some crafting done :) So I'm catching up my blog today!

First off, Marks Paper Company. They've got a new kit out called English Garden and it. is. beautiful. Here are a few things that I made with English Garden:
This is a mini-album that I made from the English Garden Add-On Printables:

More Marks Paper Company, here are a few things with the Old Fashioned Courtship kit. This is a wooden tray that I painted and altered:

I also made a little Pinwheel Bouquet:

And lastly is the August Kit - this started off as a bookmark but got a little bulky to function as a bookmark so it turned into a tag :)

And I made this notepad with a matching pen (actually it's a push pencil - Target's $ section always has these in packs - they are soooo easy to cover with paper!)

I've also got some new things that I did for Sweet Shoppe Designs. If you want any info on the kits used in these projects below, you can look here at my SSD Gallery - this will give you the names of the kits.
This is a little cupcake box I made. Since I didn't have any real cupcakes I decided to make a fake one :) I made the cupcake out of a styrofoam ball that I painted pink and glittered. I made a cupcake wrapper to hold the "cupcake" and added a red pom-pom to the top.

Here's a sign I made for my laundry room. It says "Laundry" at the top and "Loads of Fun" at the bottom :)

This kit, called Lil' Stinker, it so cute. I just loved the colors in this. I made a little gift bag with it:

We hosted a pool party for my daughter's class last weekend. Here are the invitations I made (I edited the info here for obvious reasons). I packaged them in a clear bag with a squirt gun. I used clear return address labels to print the children's names to put on the squirt guns.

Here's another project for Sweet Shoppe Designs, this isn't in my gallery because it was in the past issue of Simply Sweet Magazine (you REALLY need to check it out if you're into digital or hybrid!!!) This is a Family Planner. I made it trifold to hold all sorts of stuff - when you open it there is a calendar held by clear photo corners (so you can change it out each month) and a page that has a pocket made from a clear page protector to hold things (I have some photos there). Then when you open it again, there is a notepad in the middle - held on with a binder clip and another pocket page - this one holding a "Things To Do" list, some change, etc.

Last, but not least, I have a tutorial up at The Hybrid Chick (aka - the best place on the web for hybrid projects and ideas).

Whew! I think I got it all!
*****Warning - I'm going to vent here (I'm not a "complainer" type of person but this has me so upset!):
I also put my projects up on my online gallery but I have been SO sad the past several weeks because something bad happened to my gallery at ImageEvent - all of my photos got all mixed up and out of order but the worst was that about 200 images got deleted - they are GONE! I don't know what ImageEvent did, but that was devastating to me - not to mention that I PAY for that gallery! So after begging for help via phone and many e-mails, I finally asked for a refund on my gallery and then miraculously got a response:
Dear Cindy,
We are looking at this right now, we have engineering looking at this. We have your request on high priority. We will get back to you shortly on this. We apologize about this delay.
Thanks, Jay

That was March 18th. Have I heard back from them? No. But I'm still e-mailing them asking what is going on - they just aren't answering me back. This isn't the first time I've had problems like this from them (this is the worst though) so I'm looking for a new online gallery. If you have any recommendations, please let me know! I'd prefer a pay-site, so there are no ads and I can customize the gallery. I HATE to start over but when one of the things you pay for is customer service and they totally let you down when you really need it, its time to go.
Feeling all caught-up and vented now! Time to start the new week (still can't believe it's already June!!). Have a great one!


Anonymous said...

OMGosh, so much yumminess in one post Cindy!!!!! I love love love your projects - all of them :)!

That stinks about your online gallery!! You had so much awesome stuff in there!! I can't believe they haven't done something about it yet!

~xo Jess

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Wow Cindy, so many amazing & fabulous projects!!! I just love your work!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work!!! I am so happy whenever I see one of your email updates in my inbox. When printing out digital papers, do you use inks that are water-resistant? My prints smear with the slightest dampness.

Cindyg said...

Regarding printing the digital papers (the question in the previous comment), I use a color laser printer which uses toner as opposed to ink - therefore it won't run, smear, etc. - It's permanent.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for responding to my inquiry about the printing. Somthing else to add to my wishlist :)

Cher said...

those are such cute projects!! Love the laundry sign. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Hola...muy bonitos trabajos....estare pendiente de tus creaciones...quiero saber como hiciste el Family Time...esta precioso!!

Glamour Moms said...

I am so incredibly inspired. You have a remarkable talent. My absolute fave is the cupcake box you did up with the little pretend cupcake...LOOVE IT.

Michell said...

wow, great work!!!
Thanks for sharing...
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Dee Dee said...

It's all so fabulous, I don't know where to start commenting. The My Wish for you album is a treasure. LOVE everything you did with it. *Off to drool over the rest of your blog.*