Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SVG Attic I-team Introduction

Hello everyone!  My name is Cyndy Gustashaw.  This is my second term on the SVG Attic I-team.  I hope I am able to continue to inspire you with my personal touches using SVG Attic files and hope you will enjoy using them as much as I do.

Cyndy Gustashaw

I am married to a wonderful man.  He thinks it's great that I have a craft I enjoy doing.  We have five children ranging in age from 30 - 5 years.

I was born in Virginia and raised in Southern California which I still refer to it as home.  I moved to North Carolina 23 years ago and live in the Charlotte area.  I love experiencing the seasons change.
I love photography and scrapbooking which evolved into paper crafting and have been doing them for over 20 years.  I like simple clean lines, less is more for me.

I have lots of favorite projects. For my introduction today I have chosen the new JGW 3D Button Jointed Bunny.  This little guy is so cute!

I used Graphic 45 - Once Upon A Springtime.  I absolutely love this paper!

3d Jointed Paper Bunny

Our garden at work is in bloom, so I took advantage of the sun and flowers.  
I love spring!  It is my favorite time for taking photos.
Back of 3d paper bunny

I love his little tail.  Doesn't he have the cutest little face.

Close up of 3d Paper Bunny

I know as you look at this project some of you are thinking he looks too difficult but if you take your time and don't rush it you will have him together before you know it.  I started with the arms, legs and feet - these are very simple shapes.  Then I tackled the head and body. I had the most trouble with the ears!  It took me two and a half days to cut and put him together but I think he was worth the time.

I hope you have enjoyed my project.  I look forward to sharing with you for another six months.

Do what inspires you!
Cyndy G.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bunny Box

I hope everyone enjoyed the Spring Hop as much as we did.  I am so happy to see spring!  I have to admit it is my favorite time of year.  For my project today I made the cute little bunny box from the new JGW Happy Easter Kit.  Added bonus, I got to use more of my Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime.

Bunny holding carrot

He was so quick and easy to put together that I made a little family!

Bunny Box Family

Doesn't he have the cutest little face.  There is just enough detail to give him character.

Close up of Bunny Box

If you want a quick and easy project for your Easter gatherings this should be on your list.  

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Monday, March 16, 2015

3d Bunny

Look at this new 3d Button Jointed Rabbit I found at the Silhouette store the other day!  I love this little guy.  If you don't have a Silhouette you can still make him, he can also be found on SnapDragon Snippets.  No matter which store you decide to get him at make sure you buy both Part 1 and Part 2!

3D Button Jointed Bunny sitting in wicker chair

I know some of you might be thinking "there is no way I can do that".  However, if you take him one part at a time, he's not that difficult to put together.  Each piece on it's own is not difficult.  Just take your time and before you know it you will have all the pieces put together.

I used my favorite go to paper right now, Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop - The End of the Rainbow

Welcome to the SVG Attic-SnapDragon Snippets Spring Has Sprung blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!

You should be arriving from SVG Attic blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the project I created for this hop:

For my project today I used:

Woodland scene with leprechaun and pot of gold

3d paper pot of gold and rainbow

I love this 3D clover.  I changed it up a bit by adding it to the pot from SDS Charmingly Green.  In order to insert the post for the clover I centered the hexagon shape in the lid.  The chocolate money adds just the right touch. 

Leprechaun next to tree stump house

Isn't this little leprechaun the cutest?  I think he is adorable.  Hope you enjoyed this stop on the hop.  Next you will visit Angeline.

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

$15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

$15 Gift Certificate to SnapDragon Snippets

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.
3.  If you do both of the above, check back here at the SVG Attic blog and/or the SnapDragon Snippets blog for the winners on Monday, March 16th!  You have all day today and tomorrow to hop. 

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets' Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Cyndy (you are here)
Angeline (go here next)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop!  Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more spring and Easter inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dreaming of Spring

Today I chose the Watering Can from SDS Water Wishes and the Garden Apron Card from JGW Blooming Card Kit.

3d paper watering can and garden apron card

I used Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime again.  I am in love with this paper.  Everything you make with this paper turns out beautiful.

I used the flat daisy also from the SDS Water Wishes, to accent the watering can.  I left off the upper handle because I plan on using this as a gift bag.

3d watering can front view

I used a chip board frame that came with the paper pack and a chip board tag.

3d paper watering can side view

I love this apron card.  The gardening tools come out of the pockets.  They are so cute.

Garden apron card showing removable trowel, rake and glove

If you know someone who loves gardening any of  these projects would make the perfect gift!

Garden apron card

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Here's to hoping spring comes soon!  I am tired of the cold weather.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.