News…. For Sale!!


Hello Everyone,


Yes I am selling my cards and some tutorials on here, under the brand new for sale section!! Can you believe it.  There will of course still be freebie tutorials and youtube, but sor some of the really special tutorials, they will be available to buy.


So this is a new card made of the brand new Tutorial for the Uneven Gatefold Card which is the first tutorial I am offering.



The more I make this card, the more I really like it,  So elegant, so feminine and so classy looking.  I have used all Marianne Dies on it this time and the Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly.  Dies used are LR0202, LR0271, CR1202


Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going great!!


Hugs 🙂



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Flower Shop Thanks

Stamping with Buffy

Flower Shop, Stampin' Up!I loved this card the minute I saw it.  It’s a swap I received at Stampin’ Up! Convention 2013, from Sandy Stellenberg, a demonstrator in Andover, MN.  She used the Flower Shop bundle (Flower Shop stamps and pansy punch).  You can purchase the stamps and punch separately, but you save 15% if you purchase them in a bundle.  I got them in clear mount, but it can be a little tricky to line up the punch and stamp.  Okay, it’s not that tricky, you just have to keep turning the stamped image until it “fits” the punch.  If you have wood, it’s really easy to mark the top of the block so you always get it the first time.  You can mark the rubber for clear mount, too, but wood is a tad easier.  And see the leaves?  Those are petals from the flower punch.  Smart, right?

Sandy also used…

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A Card Entry Arrived

The Cutting Garden Papercraft Studio

Good morning crafters, I hope everyone has a great weekend planned and everyone makes some time for creating.  I just wanted to pop on here and post two cards entries that Kim received at The Garden the other day.

 This card comes from Wanda Caines.

Here is a peek at what she created:

Wanda Caines July Card Entry

Thanks for playing along Wanda, your card is sweet.

The second Entry comes from Karen Russell.

Here is a peek at what she created:

Karen Russell's July Card

Thanks for playing along Karen, this is a great card.

There are still time to get your entires in for this month’s challenge.

Here is the link to the blog post with all the details including the sketches.

Thanks again Wanda and Karen!

Thanks for peeking in and have a great weekend!!!!


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Sugar Coated Cake Pops

Happy Friday!

We’ve got a weekend deal in the online shop today. 25% Off Sugar Coated Cake Pops…
Cake Pop Deal

For those of you that make cake pops, these easy cake pops make a big impression. Look at how colorful they are! They can be any color of the rainbow and beyond…black, gold, silver. Great for ombre themed parties too!

Simply dip your cake pop in any color chocolate and tap off the excess chocolate. While the cake pop is still wet (but not dripping) light pour clear sanding sugar all over the wet chocolate.

TIP: The sugar will weigh down the chocolate and may cause it to slide off the pop. You can avoid this by making sure your chocolate temp is correct–around 85 degrees F–and by tapping off as much chocolate as you can before adding the sugar.

Sugar Coated Cake Pops

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Field Trip: Beading with Sylvie

Squirrel Picnic

Earlier this month, Hodge and Podge and I went on a field trip to visit my friend Sylvie Abecassis who was kind enough to teach us how to make a rosary link necklace. Sylvie and I had attended the Rocky Mountain Bead Show last April, where I came upon the mother load of vintage Bakelite beads and buttons. I couldn’t help myself from buying as much as I could carry. A lot of the beads were rather large and I was having trouble visualizing what I would make from them. As much as I love big jewelry, I wasn’t really keen on looking like Wilma Flinstone either.

Sylvie had the perfect solution: rosary links. So I showed up with squirrel friends, cheesecake, and beads, and we set out to tackle my necklace. Sylvie, always the generous artist, gave me the flat yellow beads from her collection. They’re so pretty!


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A new routine

The stories behind Cindy's Kitchen

red velvet edited

In an attempt to get into regular blogging, I have decided that to come up with a new routine. Two posts weekly, how does this sound? I like things to be predictable (another Taurean trait of mine) so I shall make Mondays and Thursdays the days that you can expect to see new posts. Ahh… I’m getting excited already. I hope you are too!

The cupcake pic above is irrelevant to this post but I thought I’ll just put it here anyway because blog posts without any pictures are just boring… These are red velvet cupcakes that I made for 2 friends’ combined birthday celebration recently. The topping is cream cheese frosting (tinted with champagne pink colour) and I made those mini flags with washi tape. Ain’t they cute?

Unfortunately I have no recipe to share today as these red velvet cupcakes are my signature and the recipe is very special to me. Sorry folks…

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