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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Can You Find Her a Home?

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Welcome to Victorian Christmas Week--To kick off this week-long event, I created a collage from a vintage book cover....Then, I had a little scrapbooking fun...

I design for Dezinaworld and this piece includes one of their graphics of a sweet little girl...

To enter my giveaway, please become a follower. I’d love it if you would post my button, but it’s not necessary.

Here is a close-up of what the piece actually looks like.

Some awesome news--I just found out that my new book “Blogging: It’s a ‘Woman’ Thing” went up 147,000 ranks on Amazon. Thank you to everyone--it had to be because of YOU, my blogging friends!

UPDATE: If you scroll to my home page, you will see all the newer posts with a tutorial if you'd like to make some of these goodies over the weekend!




Linking this to:

White Wednesday

Time Travel Thursday

Show and Tell Friday

Potpourri Friday

Pink Saturday


NanaDiana said...

OH Congratulations on your new ranking! You did good, girl! xo Diana

Kathryn Ross said...

Congrats on how well your book is doing, Cindy! And, I'm drinking in every nuance of your sweet little girl book cover collage here. So lovely!

Great Victorian Christmas banner - can't wait to see all the beautiful vintage visuals this season!


Daniella said...

Good for you Cindy!! You are an awesome and loved new author!! Congratulations!!
Your little girl piece is beautiful!! Who ever wins will be a happy lady for sure!!
Your new header is awesome!

Donna said...

She is oh so sweet, Cindy! A BIG congrats on your book! I knew you would be a huge hit, that is awesome! And you so deserve it!!!

Danice said...

Congrats on the book sales, Cindy! I love the little girl image, and put your Victorian Christmas button on my Hannah blog :)

Linda said...

Your creation is charming, Cindy! Glad to hear the book is doing so well!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful image and love all the lace and embellies. Congrats on your book, Cindy!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a beautiful piece. She looks like she has a story to tell. Love it. Congrats on your book being so very popular.


A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful collage, Cindy--love that sweet image!

Congratulations on the Amazon ratings--that's just fabulous, my friend!

Wishing you a wonderful night...


Creative Grammie said...

Wow Cindy, your book is doing so great! Congratulations!
I absolutely adore your vintage Holiday collage banner, it's definitely you.
Oh my, lucky the person who wins your new art piece! It's beautiful! What a wonderful way to kick-off your Victorian Christmas Week! I'll be there everyday.
Warm hugs of aloha...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! WOW WOW WOW WOW... all that lace!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Cindy! So many blessings to look at! This piece is beautiful, just beautiful. I think I might try something like this for my Mother for Christmas using my Grandmother's photo! I really love it!

Congratulations on your book! I've been meaning to go over to Amazon to take a look. Now it's a must!


Sue said...

Your Banner is amazing Cindy,I love all the bits and the elements and the chrismassy colours.I am pleased your book is doing so well too.
Your collage is lovely

Donna said...

My goodness!! You are a fantastic person!! I have met so many great women in the last few weeks, and you are right there on top with many others!!

Cindy, your seminar on blogging is fantastic! I only spent 20 minutes in there tonight because I am totally beat and afraid I won't retain a thing (how nice I can come back so often!!!)

Honestly, thank you, thank you! I have asked many people to help me with just the items you listed (that I've seen so far) and no one has been willing - I just hear, you just have to work it out yourself. So, those Angels you speak about - Baby, your wings are shimmering!

In this short time I have know of your blog, you have touched my heart many times. Later this week I will be putting in class time for sure!

Many blessings, my new friend!

sonya said...

Hello dear Cindy,
I could sure find her a home-right here! :) She is adorable!
I'm so glad to hear that your book is doing so well! Congratulations to you!
I hope your hubby is doing well too!
Have a wonderful week!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
Well honey, I'm not surprised at all. I just wonder where you find the time to achieve everything?

Love this Vintage Christmas piece!
June is also a Fine lady.
Creative hugs,

Tete said...

Yeah for you! Hope things are going well with Ralph and that you are getting enough rest yourself. Care taker is a never ending job...

Myric said...

This is really beautiful Cindy! And Congratulations about your book!!!Go Girl!

love lots,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Fantastic, Cindy! I'm so happy for you! LOVE that sweet graphic and the scrapbook cover that you just designed, too ~ it is right up my alley!!!

Grabbed your button and will be happy to add it to my sidebar, sweet friend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You know I will be back each day!!
This is so pretty and I have been a follower for quite some time!!

How is hubby doing and how are you doing taking care of Hubby??


Myric said...

Yeah! Where were you when I posted those chocolate recipes!? LOL!
Speaking of chocolates, did you know that we prepared candies last night but there were no trick or treat-ers! Now I am stuck with these basketful of chocolates! oh well


Myric said...

I am pretty sure that French quarter you stayed in was lovely!!


Dorthe said...

Congratulations on your great ranking, dear Cindy-WOW.
And your beautiful collage is so very sweet.
Ofcourse I will find a button place :)
OH-LOVE your header!

Cheryl said...

oh massive congratulations on your ranking hun well deserved i must say as for your book oh wow wow stunning hun just love it,hugs cherylxxxx

craftattack said...

Another lovely piece, Cindy! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Cindy, CONGRATULATIONS !!!! on the book rankings.
What an absolutely AWESOME banner. So beautiful and detailed.
This is such a fabulous creation too my friend, so pretty with the sweet girl in. You are so talented and Its always so inspiring to come and visit.
thanks for the link too my friend, you are amazing
hugs June xxxxxx

Yvonne said...

OMG, Miss Cindy, you have created another gorgeous piece! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Hugs, Yvonne

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Congratulations Miss Cindy! I will continue to pray for your hubby and his recovery as well.

Gina said...

Your collage is beautiful! Congratulations on the book...that's quick a large leap!

Gisèle said...

I am so excited for this week; your header is gorgeous and this wonderful piece would be gladly accepted into my home...hugs ..G.

Junibears said...

Add me please! Your new blog header is just awesome. thank you so much for mine. Hugs!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Cindy Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful creation. You have such a style sweet friend. Every time I think you can't top one that I see, you find another way to do just that. This little girl is PRICELESS. I am clapping, clapping for you girlfriend.

Congratulations on your ranks. My gosh, you are going to be over the top soon sweetie.

Ralph and you both continue to remain in my prayers. You are such a precious friend. Have a glorious day sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Anonymous said...

I would love to win some of your pretty art and of course I will post your button!

Debby said...

Congratulations. Beautiful banner. Praying for you and your hubby.

New End Studio said...

I think November will bring lots of blessings, congrats on the rankings, and hope the news will be good from now on.

I've put the button on my sidebar, already following your blog.

Did you color in the complexion or was that part of the original, nice touch either way. Great skeleton key, too.

Sush said...

Congrats on the new ranking I'm sure you'll just continue to climb!


Ira said...

Wow, you must be thrilled to see those rankings Cindy! Congrats to you!! And your new art work is superb! Simply a perfect match of gorgeous elements!! Hugs, Ira

Queenie Believe said...

Absolutely beautiful collage, I love all things Victorian and am very excited about your Victorian Christmas week!
Thank you for your generousity.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Carolyn said...

Cindy, I added your button and are eager to learn from one of the best. Thanks for creating these tutorials and sharing them with us.

Electra said...

Congratulations on your book's success, Cindy! No surprise there!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Cindy, this is awesome, I so love what you have created is elegant and the embellishing is amazing, as is your artwork. I love what you do. So pleased that your ranking at Amazon is so excellent...I am not surprised, it is a wonderful book and everyone should read it....beautifully written and full of great ideas and tips. Hugs, Gayle.

Terry said...

Cindy, she is beautiful! Congratulations and may those rankings keep going up, up, up!

Lululiz said...

Well, I found a home for your blog button on my sidebar, and I sure would find a good home for the beautiful collage, in our cottage in France! Great news on your book at Amazon, congrats!

Linda said...

Hi Cindy!

Stunning, beautiful and creative as always! Hoping to have some "me" time to work on some ideas I have soon! Love the banner- would love it!! tty soon! I am in the process of going through the tutorials! Congrats on the book ranking!
Hugs from me!

1CardCreator said...

Congrats on the new ranking, lovely piece you created.

Anneke said...

this is beautiful and gorgeous lace

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design Cindy - such a beautiful way to display that gorgeous image.
Congrats on your book ranking too.
Sorry I am awol, can't wait till Christmas when I will have some time back again.
Take care of yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Anonymous said...

Oh, congrats about your book.... very, very cool! I will have to check it out. xo

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Cindy,

I'd love to be included in thedraw for your gorgeous collage, I came here from Dezinaworld. I have become a follower and will look forward to seeing all of your gorgeous creations.


Anonymous said...

YOU go GIRL!!!
love that image
and i'm a long time follower
and i have your button (and mine) thanks to you :D

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your book rankings, Cindy!!! This is another beautiful piece and I LOVE your new Victorian Christmas header!
Love & Hugs, Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is so beautiful! And I'm so happy about the success of your book! Hugs! ♥

Just me said...

This is beautiful! Congrats on the book!

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Cindy, congratulations on your achievements with your deserve all the success in the world! Luv, luv, luv this delightful piece your are so generously giving away. Thankyou for the opportunity to enter. Already a follower and loving your blog.
Kind REgards

Fliss said...

Wow! Only just found this Cindy. What a lovely idea and a really fabulous giveaway too. I'm sure you know how much I love vintage!
Will add your button to my side bar.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Rhissanna said...

Well done on the book, Cindy. You deserve it for all the wonderful stuff you do out here in Blogland.

And, a giveaway? Count me in!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Cindy,

Whew...Just found out you are having a Giveaway, so please sign me up for it!
Thank you so much for the opportunity!! I am a new follower of your since yesterday!! Yippee!
What a beautiful piece you are giving away dear lady.

I also want to congratulate you on the success of your book. I have to go look on amazon for it!! :)

Also posting your Giveaway on my blog! :)

Love and Hugs,


jacirascrap said...

Parabéns pelo sucesso de seu livro!!! E sua novo projeto Natalino está maravilhoso com esta menina das bochechas rosadas!!!

Karen B. said...

Hi Cindy,
I just found your blog and have become a follower. Congrats on your book!! Please enter my name to your lovely giveaway.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Kate said...

This is amazing! Loving all your victorian christmas projects this week. So inspiring to me!!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Congratulations on the book Cindy!!!


Linda M. said...

Gee Cindy, I guess I missed your entire Victorian Christmas week with losing our electric. Perhaps this week. : ') Happy to hear your Ralph is doing better. Hugs, Linda

Elaine said...

How great..I hope your book does even better and I'm sure it will. I am one of your followers

Lynn Stevens said...

WoooHoooo awesome how your book is doing! My gosh Cindy you make me tired just seeing everything you do. I really don't know how you do it all. books, blog designs, art and keeping up with blogging! Do you ever sleep?
Thanks for the chance at the gorgeous button!
hugs Lynn

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Saying hi from Pink Saturday, Cindy. Are you busy working on your new book? I am sure it will be wonderful! Hugs, Gayle.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous creation using one of June's images!!!! And Happy Pink Saturday!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Cindy! I've been a devoted follower for awhile now! Congratulations on your book! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

A newby here, Cindy. Congratulations on the great book news! How exciting for you. I just joined your beautiful blog and would be delighted to win your giveaway! :o) Donna

Olivia said...

Cindy you are so talented! Congrats! Happy Pink Saturday sugar sweet friend!

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE this treasures you have made.
So so sweet!!!

You know I'm already a follower.

hugs and blessings

PS love your new banner. =)

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous book cover! congrats. and I'm always up for a giveaway from you!

Lisa Balazs said...

What a lovely creation! I love creating art and beautiful things. I've become a follower and added your button to my blog. I can't wait to check out your blog more. Thanks for the post.
Hugs, LisaKay

Lisa Balazs said...

What a lovely creation! I love creating art and beautiful things. I've become a follower and added your button to my blog. I can't wait to check out your blog more. Thanks for the post.
Hugs, LisaKay

Honey at 2805 said...

Your artwork is beautiful, Cindy! Congratulations on the book ranking! Way to go!

Thank you for sharing your art and your book news at Potpourri Friday!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Cindy congratulations on doing so well with your book and good luck with your next project . No miracle stories to tell but could really use one for my friend Dolly and her husband ! Wishing you the very best of everything with your new venture and your work as always is so beautifully and created with so much love.


pinkkandy said...

I am late getting to my Pink Saturday...adventures..there's just something about topping your week-end off with lovely PINK eye candy...and getting to know you through your blogs...God Bless and have a great week!

Birgit said...

I am happy for you, Cindy -- way to go! :)