Thursday, October 9, 2014

Introducing I-Team Member Cyndy Gustashaw

Hello everyone!  My name is Cyndy Gustashaw.  I am new to the SVG Attic I-team.  I hope I am able to inspire you with my personal touches using SVG Attic files and hope you will enjoy using them as much as I do.  My personal blog is Cyndy G - Time Made For Me please stop by sometime!

Cyndy G

I have been married to my husband for ten years this May!  He is a wonderful man who puts up with my crafts/hobbies and even encourages them.  He hopes that I can find a way to make BIG money so he can retire, lol.  Together we have three beautiful children, in addition to my two girls, that makes five children.  My father-in-law lives with us and my Mom retired when we had our second child and left her home in Southern California to move to North Carolina to be a full-time Grandmother and nanny.  I'm so glad she did, the kids adore her.

Here is a little bit more about myself...
I was born in Virginia and raised in Southern California (I still refer to it as home).  I moved to North Carolina when I was twenty and have lived here ever since (longer than I care to admit).
I love photography and scrapbooking which evolved into paper crafting.  I started scrapbooking about 15 years ago, just as it was becoming the "new" thing to do.  My mom and sister introduced me to it when I had traveled home for my sister's graduation and wedding.  I like simple clean lines, less is more for me.
I have lots of favorite projects.  I put a little piece of me in everything I create so it is all special.  For my introduction I have chosen the Pumpkin Stacker.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and for once I knew exactly what paper I was going to use!
3d paper pumpkin countdown to Halloween

I used Graphic 45, An Eerie Tale for this project.  

I absolutely love this paper stack!

Close up of 3d pumpkin

I reduced the size of this project to 75%.  It is still a sizable project the pumpkin stands almost 7" tall and the base is just over 6".  I almost always shrink my projects.  At first it was to conserve paper but everyone in my family loved the smaller sizes so now it is a preference.

close up of Halloween tag on 3d pumpkin

I love the cute little stem.  My daughter even commented on how real it looks.  Thank you for visiting my blog post today, I look forward to sharing with you and would love for you to share your projects with us!

The set I used on this project is:

Do what inspires you!
Cyndy G.


  1. Cyndy, I am so very excited to have you on our team! This pumpkin stacker is amazing!

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  3. This was a fun profile to read. Your journey sounds unique, and yet very familiar, too. Your project is very nicely execute. Interesting that you reduce things. Seems like I always end up enlarging things. Well done, and welcome aboard. We are fellow 'G's you know - Jodi G. and Cyndy G.! Nice connection, I think.

    1. It's good to be in such great company, company "G" that is. You make amazing files and I am so glad to be part of this. (feeling blessed)

  4. Welcome and fabulous pumpkin. Love everything about it. ♥

    1. Thank you Courtney. I have been admiring your work for sometime now, it is an honor to be working with you!

  5. Thank you. I am so happy to have this opportunity. :)