Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Do What Makes You Happy Mixed Media Canvas

As we usher in another New Year, my wish for all: 

May you have everlasting happiness, and peace.
May your home be blessed with an abundance of warmth and joy.
May all your wonderful dreams become real.
May you experience success in whatever you do. 

mixed media canvas
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I created this canvas for my hubby back in October for our anniversary. He has always said to me and the kids "I would rather have something homemade than anything bought". So homemade is what he received!

This was my first attempt at mixed media. It was fun to just be sorta messy for a change! 

Mod Podge ~ gloss
Plain tan tissue paper
Mister Huey's Color Mists ~ Classic Tan & Sunshine
Tim Holtz cling stamps ~ Grunge Cirque
StazOn solvent ink ~ Jet Black 
Patterned paper assortment
Magic Mesh ~ copper fine weave
Washi tape ~ white with black dots 
Skeleton leaves ~ green
Fiskars clear stamps ~ Sentiments
Tim Holtz Distress Marker ~ Bundled Sage 
Silver heart embellishment
We R Memories Keeper ~ bakers twine
Pink Paislee ~ Artisan Elements border & Artisan Chipboard arrow

Happy Crafting
and don't forget to make some art, try new things, push yourself!

Happy New Year!!

aka The Rebel Blogger

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Merry three days after Christmas! Hope you are enjoying this special time of year!
Tom and I had a quiet, cozy Christmas day. Had fun watching the grand kids open their gifts!
Our traditional Christmas dinner consists of ham, kielbasa, sweet & mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, deviled eggs and pies...I stuffed myself till I could not move! :)

I have a funny, cute story to tell.

My friend bought me a wall canvas with pictures of candles. Each candle has a small flickering, glowing light, so they look almost like real candles burning. I have the canvas sitting on the end table.
When my 4 yr. old grandson saw it, he went over to it and was staring at it. His back was facing me, so I could not see his face. He looked and looked at it then the next thing I see.....
He was trying to blow out the candles!!!
I started laughing and he then realized they were not real and quickly walked away! If you could should have seen his face. I would of loved to have gotten a picture of that once in a lifetime memory!

Any who, on to the card I made for my hubby.
I wanted to attempt to create a worn leather look and this is what I came up with.

masculine christmas card

Creating a masculine card can be a little intimidating and challenging for me. 

Happy Crafting!
Till next time...TTFN!

aka The Rebel Blogger

Friday, December 20, 2013

Warmest Holiday Wishes Altered Gift Bag

I would like to convey warm holiday wishes and a sincere thank you to my loyal followers. And of course also to those of you, who by chance, stop by my little corner of the blogging world. 

I am still continuing to learn about blogging, and the social media since the birth of Cindy's Paper Creation almost one year ago. I love creating, and the greater the crafting challenge, the more I'm loving it!!
I have learned techniques from the so, so many more experienced crafters...who I must also add, are the friendliest, kindest, and appreciative humans from all over the world!!

In the near future, I hope to provide a giveaway from time to time, but I still have to do research on how to conduct them. 

I have come to realize that I am procrastinator...esp. pertaining to certain aspects of blogging and the social media...even entering challenges. I do not possess enough confidence in my work and photo taking. I am a perfectionist and enabled a habit of critiquing, thinking I could do better, or more, or differently.  
I NEED to stop those thoughts to move on!
Sounds like a good New Years resolution!

The one thing I love about blogging ...I can type my thoughts in more effective words than I could ever effectively speak from my tongue! LOL

Now on to my creation...nothing fancy, a quick and simple decorated kraft paper gift bag. 

Front View
alter gift bag
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Michaels Celebrate It ~ paper sacks
Christmas primitive wrapping paper
Bazzil cardstock
Cricut Accent Essentials ~ diecut
Michaels ~ cream ribbon
Stampin Up ~greeting rubber stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ~ dye ink

May you have a wonderfully blessed Christmas!

Happy Crafting !!
aka The Rebel Blogger

Monday, December 16, 2013


It's been on the cold side the past few days here in Western Pennsylvania! I love the snow but can do without the frigid temps.

I created this cute banner for a very special person, my BFF, Linda. 
We have been friends for quite a long, long time, since high school. In fact, it has been 41 years! (Oops, I did it again...revealing my age!) She hung the banner on her fireplace. I thought that was the perfect placement!  
The photos are courtesy of her husband Norm...kudos to him because I of course forgot to take pics (again) before giving! 

christmas banner
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Close ups!

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I used the Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge for the letters, snowflakes, matting and base.
The patterned paper is the Mistletoe collection from Bo Bunny. The gold glitter cardstock from my stash. The white cardstock was embossed using Sizzix Textured Impressions ~ Swirly Vine embossing folder.

I would like to enter this into:
FCCB Challenge #191 Anything but a Card, Holiday Ed.

Happy Crafting !

aka The Rebel Blogger

Thank you FCCB for choosing my banner in the top 5!!!

Fantabulous Cricut

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Desk Organizer ~ Book Box Style

Get organized with style and add some pizazz to your workspace with these fantastic anti clutter containers!
They make the perfect gift for the work at home person which is why I made this.

My neighbor works from home and my creation will look great on her desk filled with pens, pencils, and other goodies. 

She gave us a huge golden plate full of cookies(they were so good, and gone in no time!)so I am returning the plate, wrapped with this organizer on it!   

book box desk organizer

book box style desk organizer

I created these using the book box style tutorial by Graphic 45's designer Olga Struk

  Graphic 45 French Country Collection 
  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chain Tassels
  Simplicity Woven Scroll Ribbon
  Paper Accents Heavy Cardstock

  The quality, uniqueness and vivid colors of Graphic 45's papers can not     be topped!
  I am so loving this!              

Until next time,

aka The Rebel Blogger

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