Well I don't know about you, but I am positively overwhelmed at all the wonderful projects our Biker Chicks, Cycling Teams, and Guest Designers have been churning out over the last few weeks. But after all ... that is our goal ... to provide you with inspiration that makes you say "Hey! I can make that!" and come along for the ride.
Here's Cindy to tell you a little bit about herself!
Hi there! I’m Cindy Tobey, a graphic designer turned stay-at-home-mom, turned paper craft designer. Creating art has been a huge part of my life since I was a child and I feel so blessed to be able to do everyday what I love so much. When I'm not creating something with paper, paint, fabric, beads, or fiber, you can find me spending time with my hubby, playing with my kids, taking photos, reading a novel, or in the middle of a reorganization project around the house. I’m a 2008 CK Hall of Famer, a 2009-2010 Creating Keepsakes Dream Team member, and currently a contributing writer for CK. I am also on the American Crafts design team. I live in West Michigan with my husband, Allan, daughter, Moya and son, Elijah.
LYB: What is your ‘go to’ embellishment?
CT: Machine stitching or using some type of fiber – I really love baker’s twine right now. I also use buttons and brads quite often.
LYB: Do you prefer cardstock or patterned paper?
CT: I love patterned paper! But I almost always pair it with cardstock – cardstock really helps make patterns pop!
LYB: Do you like to go to crops or prefer to scrap alone?
CT: I prefer to scrap alone and meet my friends for coffee or coffee and knitting. I never get anything done when I try to scrap with friends. Of course that might be because I talk too much!
LYB: What are your favorite scrapbook magazines?
CT: Creating Keepsakes of course!
LYB: Do you have a favorite die cutting system?
CT: Silhouette SD – I love mine and don’t know why I waited so long to purchase one!
LYB: Are you a morning bird or night owl?
CT: Night owl, but the older I get, the harder those late nights are to recover from…I still have to get up early most days…something about getting the kids off to school…
We'll have more Q&A with Cindy on later posts ...for now, on to this super fun layout from Cindy!
My inspiration for this layout totally came from the Wonder & Wishes Confetti Garland. I’ve stitched my own garland in the past, but let’s face it – that can be very time consuming! I loved being able to pull it off the card and just add it to my layout. I cut the garland into two separate pieces and layered them. The Mini Pom Poms were just asking to be strung onto some thread, so I did, and added my strand of pom poms amongst the Confetti Garland. I then selected my title from the Chipboard Words Stickers and machine stitched the letters creating a garland title.
Be Merry Supplies:
Red Flourish Paper (WO-108)
Dots on Green (WO-104)
10 x 5.25 Paper Pad (WO-180)
6 x 6 Decorative Edge Cardstock (WO-133)
Mini Pom Poms (WO-302)
Confetti Garland (WO-309)
Chipboard Stickers Words (WO-165)
Cardstock Stickers Fresh Verse (WO-140)
Canvas Tape Rolls (WO-222)
Felt Flowers (WO-304)
Journaling Cards (WO-134)
Corrugated Shapes (WO-276)
Clear Cuts Shapes (WO-230)
Adorable, isn't it? Thanks so much Cindy! Please make sure to stop by Cindy's blog and send her some love! (Tell her LYB sent you!) I'll be back next week with another project from Cindy. Betcha can't wait!
Have a great day!