Friday, June 29, 2012


So have you seen the new WINDOW SILL SHAPED CARD at the Cutting is sooooooooo cute. I decided to do a few challenges to help with my cards.
First up, over at DUTCH DARE # 171 their challenge was to use BUTTERFLIES on a project. I used butterflies on both of my window shaped cards. The window sill template has two different window sills....A plain one and one with shutters....Here is the plain one.
The I Care mini tag is from the EVERYDAY MINI mini words.
 AND HERE IS the one with SHUTTERS.......That kraft bow at the top is from the new BOW TIE - RIBBON TEMPLATE.

 Remember even if you don't own a cutting machine, all of the CUTTING CAFE files come in PDF format for hand cutting.
I am also entering these cards over at Charisma Cardz is free week to post anything you have made lately...FUN STUFF

Don't forget to check out the challenges and play along....there is just so much talent out there....hugs

Monday, June 25, 2012


Hello everyone, popping in with another challenge card. This time I decided to play along with JUST US GIRLS #142...I really loved the color scheme to their challenge.
Here is my take on it, I used the following two sets from the Cutting Cafe:

I think I have went crazy over these BOW TIE - I never have to worry about finding matching ribbon.....although I do own just about every ribbon there is to own...hehehe...
Here is the inspiration piece:
Come on by and play along...the team did an outstanding job on their takes.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Kraft paper (Stamper Corner), Bazzill
Pattern Paper: DoodleBug Designs
Flower pot template: The Cutting Cafe (flower pot shaped card)
Bow Template: The Cutting Cafe (Bow Tie - Ribbon template)
Ink: Sakura (white) and Memory Zig (black)
Glitter: ClearSnap (Fairydustglitter) (Pralines & Cream)

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Hello everyone and HAPPY SATURDAY....boy what a gorgeous day it is here in California. Today I want to share a few challenge cards and one exciting new template just released from the Cutting Cafe called BOW TIE - RIBBON TEMPLATE - CUTTING FILE...
This bow tie is so fun to work with. It is perfect for making matching paper ribbons and bows for your cards and other projects. It comes in several different sizes for layer.
This first project shows how I used the ribbon on a gift box. The scallops is also part of the set.

I also used the following Cutting Cafe sets on this box: ALL OCCASION TAG SET and THE 8 BY 5.5 INCH BOX WITH DIVIDERS....There is also a special going on until Sunday night with these sets here for that.

 Up next I decided to enter the CRAFTY RIBBONS CHALLENGE #22, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARDS Again I used the BOW TIE template for the little bow on the t...The sentiment is from the FEB 14 set.  Be sure to check out what the other people did....they all rock.
This next 50 SHAPED CARD I played along with CAS-ual Fridays #58 where you had to use PINK as your main focus but keep it simple...UGH...I probably went a bit overboard on the simple. I also used the BOW TIE template for the yellow and white bow.
 AND finally here is a little project using some fun ScrapnFonts items...the long sentiment rose is from a set called FLOWER WORD ART I also used the


from the Cutting Cafe.

Have a great weekend everyone and be sure to check out all the new stuff from the Cutting Cafe and if you have time play along over at the challenge sites...HUGS

Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye (Howdy Doody - Like Wild Flower Paper) and Lilybeedesign (Buttercup sunflower), Stampin Up
Jute: Papertrey and Ink
Box template and tag: The Cutting Cafe (All Occasion tag set, 8 by 5.5 inch box with dividers)

Cardstock:Georgia Pacific and Bazzill
Bow Template: The Cutting Cafe (bow tie and ribbon template)
Stamps: The Cutting Cafe (printable Feb 14 set)
Flower punch: Marvy
Ink: Memory Zig (black)

Template: The Cutting Cafe (50 shaped card template)
Bow Template:  The Cutting Cafe (bow tie and ribbon template)
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Pattern Paper: Pebbles Inc. (with Love) and Echo Park Paper (Dots and stripes)
Rubons: Kaiser scrapbook
Rose: Prima
Ink: Memory Zig (black) and Sakura (white)

Stamps: Scrapnfonts (flower word art)
Cardstock: Bazzill and Georgia Pacific
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye (Lost and Found - Sunshine Memories)
Rose: Prima
Ribbon: Craft supply
Jute: Papertrey and Ink
Pearl accents: sakura (white)
Tag punch: Stampin up
Tag sentiment: The Cutting Cafe (Everyday mini words with sentiments)
Ink: Memory zig (black) and Sakura (white)
Scallop punch: Stampin up

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


It's inspiration time over at the Cutting Cafe today....the team is featuring lots of projects for our dad's............yulp Father's Day is this coming Sunday...boy I sure do miss my daddy, but I know he is in a better place....
Okay for this weeks inspiration I decided to box up the tie that my daughter is giving her dad this Sunday.
I used the CUPCAKE BOX  and the FOR MY TIE-RIFIC DAD SET....
I tried my best to match the papers with the tie....He also has a matching lavender shirt to go with this tie...I think this color will look MARVELOUS on him....hehehehe..

 Come on by and check out all of the other projects and leave a comment to win sets....

I also decided to play along with 365 CARDS...I am trying to get back into doing a few challenges here and there...they really do help when your mojo is GONE...The challenge for today are guyish type cards-projects with a tie somewhere on the project....come stop by and play along...or at least get some ideas...

Monday, June 11, 2012

RED WHITE AND BLUE ....I LOVE YOU I decided to do a little challenge over at iSpy Sketches. I have always admired Tobi Crawford's work......she totally rocks. I get her daily emails and saw a fabulous sketch from iSpy Sketches that I thought I would give it a try.
I used the new READY FOR THE 4TH MIKALA ANN that I thought was perfect for the sketch ISSC19.

Up next are a few more projects. These all come from the new releases over at the Cutting Cafe..There are 9 new releases and all 9 releases are included in today's CYBER MONDAY special for only $4.99

Up next is a new STAR BOX, it has a star cut out window and a star top border with loads of sentiments for baby and bd celebrations. This project also uses the I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE BACKGROUND SET and THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SENTIMENTS.

 There is also a new USA WORD SHAPED CARD SET.

And finally here is a new FLOWER SHAPED CARD.

Be sure to check out our CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL and check out the sketch over at iSpy Sketches.
I am also linking these projects up to Kristina SHOW AND come on by and check out all the awesome stuff others have been done...