Saturday, August 30, 2014


I think I am in love with POP UP CARDS..............
Over at the Cutting Cafe, there is a new set of ASSORTED POP UP CARDS that was just released this week............
Here are a few sample projects.....I may end up using the present one for this years Christmas cards.

 AND finally I designed a 3d greeting card envelope box to  mail those heavily embellished cards. I just cut it out in kraft paper and then added a few pieces of chipboard and it is ready to go....WITHOUT messing up the card.


Sunday, August 24, 2014


Hello all..............popping in with a fun new project using the new BOOK BOX 2 from the Cutting Cafe.......

This box is so perfect for so many things...the set comes with a template to even make the cover a HARDBACK..
which is what I did....

I also used the following two sets for the sentiments:

Monday, August 18, 2014


My post is doing QUADRUPLE DUTY today.......

First up it's our 21st of the month (AND MY 46TH BD by the way on the 21st) :) post for the Cutting Cafe.
OMG OMG OMG OMG...........we are all showcasing projects using the new THE PLANNER SET.

I have never ever used a planner to keep myself organized, but I decided that I was going to go all out on this planner and make if FOR MYSELF and I am so glad I did..............I LOVE THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.

I used some fun travel wrapping paper to make my planner out of. Lately I have been buying lots of fun wrapping paper. It is not only good for wrapping gifts but for crafting because the size is so large.

This book is extremely thick and fun of everything I need to keep myself organized for the coming year.
There was a lot of sections of the planner that I needed some really good adhesive and that is where TOMBOW USA comes in with their XTREME ADHESIVE. This stuff is so AWESOME...check it out, you won't go back to using your old stuff for those craft projects that need a tough adhesive. 
Here is a few more Pics of my planner - then read all about the BLOG TOUR below the pictures.

Okay on to the BLOG TOUR
A few weeks ago one of my all time favorite crafty girls Michele Kovack nominated me for the BLOG TOUR....basically it is a tour of nominated blogs from others in which we also have to answer a few questions but before I get into that, I want to thank Michele for nominating me. I have known Michele for oh my FOREVER..............She use to actually be one of The Cutting Cafe Designers back in the day. Since then I have been in awe with her is truly one of a kind and that is an understatement. She is a wonderful mom to two awesome children and an great wife...
Thanks so much Michele for nominating me and for your continued friendship.

1. What am I working on? 
Being the owner of The Cutting Cafe, I am always working on new files....I just finished up a fun STATIONERY CADDY and BOOK BOX.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

Hum well I will say a lot of the people that I work with and visit their blogs, they are a bit more detailed then me, not by choice though because a lot of time I am pressed for time that my projects normally don't have all the bells and whistles on them like I would like them to. I keep saying to myself that I am going to start taking my time to really create some very detailed projects. But I will say one thing, I have this thing about putting white dots on just about EVERY PROJECT I have ever made...I just think it adds that little bit of detail to even a plain project.

3. Why do I write/create what I do? 

For as long as I can remember I have always loved every aspect of crafting. I can remember when I was 12 years old and I was really into oil painting and drawing and wanted to be an artist, then it switched to wanting to be a clothing designer to after having kids I guess the reason I do it is because I have been doing it for so long that it is all that I know and I love to give some of my crafty projects to others....they love the handmade, thoughtful gift.

4. How does your writing/creating process work? 

Not really sure how to answer this besides the fact that I get lots of inspiration from all around me......I can see something in a magazine or at a grocery store and my creative juices will start to flow where I am pulling out my cell phone jotting down something as small as a polka dot flower and come back home and recreate it in my own style.

OKAY ENOUGH ABOUT ME...........I AM NOMINATING the following two ladies:

I met Chauntelle not to long ago. She is one of the designers I work with over at The Cutting Cafe. From the first time I saw her work I knew I wanted her to work with me over at The Cutting Cafe. She is so talented and has her own awesome style. This girl's work is totally fab....I look forward to seeing her work each time she post something new and I look forward to building a long lasting friendship with her. 

I just recently met Lisa about a month ago through another LISA....LOL....and oh my I am sooooo glad that Lisa M. introduced me to LISA S. She is currently also working with me over at The Cutting Cafe and man oh man, she has also got an awesome style of crafting. This lady totally rocks.....I love all the different types of medium she uses in her work. I am really looking forward to getting to know Lisa more and I hope it will turn into a long lasting friendship.

Please be sure to check out these two ladies blog and check out our dt post this week over on the Cafe's Blog AND check out the EXTREME adhesive.........

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Hello folks, just popping in with a quick project using the new SCHOOL DAYS PILLOW BOX set from The Cutting Cafe. It has 8 different pillow boxes. I used the School Bus:

Have a great week........

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SAY IT WITH A HASHTAG.......................

Everywhere you look there are HASHTAGSSSSSSSSSSSSS
So we have a new set over at the Cutting Cafe called
This set has a window card, 20 sentiments and a Hashtag shaped card.

I used the window card in my project below:

This set is perfect for all your social media friends.........

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hello all, did you see the latest HATS released over at the Cutting Cafe.......FUN STUFF
There was actually 5 new sets just released to be exact.....check out our NEW RELEASE section to see all of the latest new releases.

Today I want to share two of my most recent new project from two of the new releases:
First up is the PARTY HAT.....I simply love this little hat...wish I had a little 3 year old to give it to...

up next is the NEW TOP HAT SET:

I tell ya you can let your imagination run wild with both of these sets...just image what you can create...FUN STUFF....The feathers and a bow come in the set with the Top Hats.......

OKAY so my title also reads a GIVEAWAY....
well I often get questions as to what type of adhesive I use when
Well I recently have been using the new XTREME from TOMBOW USA....
my oh my this stuff bonds like no other...........LOVE IT
and guess what?
....well recently I became a STICKY girl through Tombow USA.....
AND over on the Cafe's blog I am giving away 2 packs.......

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Oh my what a title........HAHAHAHA........
This week over at the Cutting Cafe's blog is FREE week.......the team and I got to choose any sets to work with. So I have a few projects that I hadn't posted on my blog.......

TOOL TIME SET...........all of these cards were made using this fun set....YES there are shaped cards in the set.

TOOL TIME BACKGROUND SET.........this box and card was made using this set.

AND finally this new K-CUP HOLDER set.......I think this is perfect for giving to a family member or friend that you know owns a Keurig machine.

Be sure to check out the dt post this coming Saturday. You will surely be inspired.......

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


So excited to be featured in CREATIVE CRAFTING Summer issue.........Thanks so much Anna.
Come check out the magazine, it is filled with lots of crafting can order the actual magazine or a digital copy here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

CARD IN A BOX...............

Everywhere you look these days these CARD IN A BOX are popping up and I LOVE THEM....
This week over on the Cafe's blog we are featuring two new sets:
Here is my take:

 I made it a bit unisex cause I am not sure who I am giving it to yet....
Be sure to visit the blog this Saturday for our June 7th post.....there will be several ideas using these CARD IN A BOX files..........SEE YA THERE.......

Monday, May 26, 2014


Hello all, I wanted to share a few new projects made from a few new sets from The Cutting Cafe.
This GRAD HAT TIC TAC BOX is the perfect favor for a grad party and more:

Up next these two balloon shaped cards were made using the new BALLOON FUN sets.......I love this set because you can even make shaker cards out of this set:

And finally here are a few pics of the new hardwood flooring in the house...I still have soooooooooooooooooo much dusting to do, OMG, plus I want to repaint.........

thanks for stopping by.........