My Wonderful Visitors


For free BLOGGING SEMINARS AND TUTORIALS, click the tabs below. I am sorry, but I am not available for personal blogging questions as I am writing full-time and my work takes precedence.



Friday, October 1, 2010

Special News and Frenchy's Awesome Challenge!

Hi Everyone--

I have a happy announcement to make--I have just become an
"Artist in Residence" for Shabby Cottage Studio--very fun,
very exciting!

Shabby Cottage Studio is celebrating it’s 3rd Anniversary and is having
a sale from Oct. 2-8--so, if you’d like to shop for awesome altered art supplies and images, here’s your chance!

But, there’s more...Would you like to know how to make crinkly seam binding to use for gift tags?  My tutorial is at the Inspirational Gallery at Shabby Cottage Studio too. You can learn how to make your seam binding go from this...

to this! (Just push on the word "tutorial" up above.) Also, if you'd like to become a follower of the Inspirational Gallery, it is posted at the bottom of their page.

On Oct. 8, will be my Creative Spirit Challenge--Here is the altered purse I created for the prize drawing for those who participate--one person will win it!

Here is a Paris collage that I just completed for The French Obsession Challenge in mind! It contains numerous images of France--the Eiffel Tower, bicycles, a dress (because it is the fashion capitol of the world!) and more! The hanger tag says “Vie,” which means “life” in French.

Thank you to the Graphics Fairy, Shabby Cottage Studio,and Dezinaworld for the images...It also contains commercial papers and embellishments. The red rose was sent to me by friend Chris and of course, is reminiscent of “La Vie en Rose”--one of my favorite songs!

Wishing you a day that is “tres magnifique!!”


Cheryl said...

oh my dear friend,so well deserved your postion they are really lucky to have you hun as not only are you one awesome talented lady you are also a great friend too your pieces are truly elegant yet so effective,and always say something,have a wonderful day sweetie hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

A Vintage Chic said...

Congratulations, Cindy! That's wonderful--you'll be a perfect addition!

Love your tutorial...crinkled seam binding is one of my favorite things!

Love all of your beautiful vintage projects--you're just amazing, my friend!


Home and Heart said...

Oh how fun!! Congrats to you!!! You will be a wonderful addition!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Cindy, I can't keep up with you. Snatching up rusty goodness. October dresses. Pretty collages and giveaways. Congrats on your new endeavor! And best wishes for the weekend. :) Tammy

Dragonlady said...

Congratulations Cindy, wonderful news.

Hugs Ali x

littlethings1 said...

Congrats !!! You are one busy girl !!!! And very creative !!

Roselle said...

Well congrats to you!!! NO surprise there. You are so very talented!!!! Good luck in your new endeavor ;)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Cindy. I read through your tutorial and it is so great. I had no idea that this could be used for embellishment and it's perfect. I look forward to seeing what else you will accomplish!

agypsyangel said...

Congrats Cindy! I am so excited for you :)
I admire your wonderful work :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Cindy! Oh gosh, that's right! Today is October 1st! I have no idea what I'm going to link up.

Susan said...

Lovely Creations! love the collage!


Terry said...

Congratulations Cindy! Today is a great day for the both of us. I sent you a PM. I of course will be here for the Creative Spirit! Love your most beautiful pieces! Always such a treat!! Have a wonderful day!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

WOW COngrats! I am not surprised...LOL YOU ARE THE BEST! LOVE your creations :)
Thank you for linking up :)

Anonymous said...

With all your creativity I'm just wondering...Do you sleep? :)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Cindy, Congrats for going to the Shabby Cottage studio! How exciting!
Hope you do well!

A Hopeful Heart said...

You are definitely an amazing artist whose creations are always so incredibly beautiful, so "artist in residence" is just a perfect role for you. Can't wait to see all the lovely things you will create over there.

Blessings and hugs,

Prior said...

Cindy how cool and love your stuff! Lezlee

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

I so enjoy visiting your blog! I just love it and have chosen you to receive the "ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD!" I was honored with the award, and now I want to pass it on to you! Thank you for having such an interesting and beautiful blog!

Faye said...

Cindy, congratulations! Your being artist in residence is just right for you. Your tute on crinkled seam binding was really neat. Your works on this post today are so gorgeous . You do elegant work.

She Uses Her Words said...

Congratualions Cindy! You're going to have fun with this endeavor. You're an amazing and talented woman with many good things ahead. God Bless! xo, Karen

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Cindy;
Congratulations! What a well deserved position, you're so creatively talented!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

stampdiva said...

Hi Cindy. You know how much I adore anything Parisian, absolutely love this hanging. Lynne x

Claudia said...

Wonderful work!

Linda M. said...

Hello Cindy, Congratulations on joining the team at Shabby Cottage Studio. I've been taking classes and love them all. Going to go check out that tutorial now. Thanks. have a wonderful day!

Nancy Y said...

Congratulations Cindy! I just linked over there to check out your tutorial. It's Fantastic! The collage and the altered purse are Gorgeous!
Have A Wonderful Weekend!
xoxo Nancy

Gail Griner Golden said...

Oh, Cindy, that is wonderful! You do such wonderful creations! Be blessed.
Love and Shalom,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cindy!!! I am extremely happy and excited about this. You are most definitely an inspiration and artistic benefit and they are very blessed to have you. Cannot wait for even more of your beautiful creations.

Suzann said...

Congrats Cindy how awesome for you!!!

I just love your work


Donna said...

Hi Cindy
How exciting to be an artist in residence! I am so very happy for you! And I have always wanted to know how to make that gorgeous crinkly seam binding! It is one of my latest obsessions, to I can't wait to check out the tutorial! And I love your french inspired collage, it's gorgeous! And so is your new header! Love it!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

How exciting Cindy! I'm looking forward to participating (and winning hint Hint)! I'm also excited to see more of your "stuff;" it all so great!

Jackie said...

Congratulations, Cindy! I love your wall hanging - such great textures!

Sassy Marsha said...

Congratulations, Cindy!

I sometimes will dip my seambinding in coffee or tea to give it more of a vintage look when I crinkled it up :)


Electra said...

Congratulations Cindy, you deserve it, your purse is lovely!

PetraB said...

Congratulations, Cindy! Your art is so amazing and inspiring, this is so well deserved.

Lynn Stevens said...

Congratulations Cindy! It couldn't have happened to a sweeter lady. So much good news on your blog! Bless your heart!