Thursday, July 26, 2012


Hello everyone, well I recently purchased a few more Copic Pens and never really paid attention to the fact that the box they came in (box of 3) was actually a holder for the Sketch Pens.....UGH UGH UGH.....So I decided that giving some of my crafty friends a few pens in pretty boxes would be fun...
So of course since I am so addicted to weekly challenges I decided to play along over at THE PLAY DATE CAFE #142........i love the colors this week.........(see them below)
 I love love love how this box turned of the templates in the set has a Copic Box with a front window. The create circle is from the CREATE SET

 There are 4 different boxes in all. One that even has a middle section to tear the top box off to display the pens.

So check out  these YUMMY colors this week from THE PLAY DATE them...If you get a chance make sure you come on by and play along.
I am also linking my project up to the site 52 CARD PICKUP week 30. This sit features doing a project - card a week to end up with a bundle by the end of the year...........awesome idea....You will always have cards ready for any occasion....Come on by and check out the other awesome stuff other did.

Monday, July 23, 2012


IS A GOOD LIFE..............yes indeed it is.....Mrs. Jessica Esch invited me to play along over at CAMEO CREATIONS where the challenge is cupcakes....I love cupcakes so I thought I would play along.....I decided to also link my cupcake up with the color challenge from JUST US GIRLS #146 

hehehe, I know the colors are a bit DIFFERENT....but I think fun...great for maybe a guy.....what do you think.....I used the CUPCAKE SHAPED CARD from the Cutting Cafe along with the ALL ABOUT CUPCAKES for the circle word.....that brown bow under the yellow one was made from the BOW TIE - RIBBON TEMPLATE.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT TEMPLATE.

Please be sure and play along.......I TELL YA CHALLENGES ARE VERY ADDICTIVE.
Here is the inspiration piece from JUST US GIRL #146

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hello my friends........happy Sunday to you all....Today the Cafe just released some adorable Owl sets....One called FUN WITH OWLS and the other is a OWL SHAPED CARD SET...

I decided to play along with CAS-ual Fridays #62 for this first HAPPY OWL-LO-WEEN card. The theme was to use black as the main background.....The tree, owl and sentiment are from the FUN WITH OWLS SET
Next up, I decided to play along with STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND #14
I used the new OWL SHAPED CARD for their color challenge. Ugh, I should have done the bow a bit lower...she almost looks slanted....might have to change that...

Be sure to check out these fun challenges....these ladies rock and also check out our CYBER MONDAY sale going on over at the Cutting here for that .

Here is the inspiration piece for STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKENDS

 And here is the badge for CAS-ual Fridays #62

Sunday, July 15, 2012

no reason - just bee-cause

Hello friends,  this week is going to be a BIG week for the Cutting the line of specials that is. First we have our Cyber Monday Sale that will start later today and then on Wednesday the team is making projects using their favorite sets..................AND I WILL BE BUNDLING UP MOST OF THE SETS and offering them for a fraction of the price............SO be on the look out for all that good stuff (smile)
I choose to use for my favorite the new HEXAGON SHAPED CARD SET...

 I also used the BEEHIVE SHAPED CARD SET for the bees.
Of course since I am now officially addicted to weekly challenges I am linking this card up with the latest THE PLAY DATE CAFE challenge...I swear I had the hardest time trying to get the colors right on this challenge, BUT I SO LOVED THE COLORS....
AND then I linked the card up with the latest iSPY Sketches ISSC24, I love their is a picture of the sketch.
 Be sure to check out all of the fun stuff this week over at the Cutting Cafe and join in on the fun over at the challenge sites.

Cardstock: Bazzill, Kraft paper
Pattern Paper:  K & Company, SEI, Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Stamps: The Cutting Cafe (Beehive shaped card set)
Hexagon Shaped Template: The Cutting Cafe
Ink: Sakura (white), Zig (black)
Jute: Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Birthday Candles

Sooooooooooooo I have officially decided that I LOVE doing I have combined two challenges to create this card:
The candles is a new release over at The Cutting Cafe called BIRTHDAY CANDLES and it is perfect for putting as many candles as you want a on card or other craft project and OF COURSE I had to use the BOW TIE - RIBBON TEMPLATE for the brown just makes it so easy to add any color bow you want with this template.
I simply fell in love with the colors over at the ColourQ Challenge #145......those girls rock...good grief. Here is a picture of the colors:
Aren't these colors so pretty?
The next challenge that I am linking this card to is Tuesday Morning Sketches #154 The ladies over there did an awesome job on their projects.
Here is the sketch:
Be sure to play along over at each of the challenge blog sites.........
Cardstock: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Pattern Paper: Doodle bug designs inc., echo park co. (Sweet Day)
Coloring: Copics (Y15, YG25, E49)
Ink Pens: Sakura (white), Zig (pure black, chocolate)
Glitter: Stickles (yellow), (Liquid Pearls-white opal)
Scallop punch: Ek success
Button: Craft supply
Jute: Paper Trey ink

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Hello all, tomorrow the Cutting Cafe will have some FLIPPIN AWESOME projects to share with you all....We are featuring projects using the FLIP FLOP SHAPED CARD and the FLIP FLOP LAUNDRY LINE SET....
I decided to use the FLIP FLOP shaped card...I could see myself sporting these cute flip flops...I also use the SUMMER MINI WORDS...for the little tag.

Also this weeks challenge over at Creative Inspirations Paint is shaped cards.........
Please come by and play along....Everyone has some awesome shaped cards they have done...

Be sure to check out all the FLIPPIN awesome projects tomorrow over on the Cafe's blog...HUGS

Friday, July 6, 2012

JOHN 14: 1-3

Got some awful news today that my neighbors lost their son in a horrible car accident...he was only 26 years old..My heart just breaks for the family....I thank God each and everyday for his mercy in watching over me and my entire family...

I wanted to make a nice card for the family so I looked to a few online card challenges to help me out and I used the JOHN 14: 1-3 bible verse from the Cutting Cafe.
I played along with the following challenges to help me create this card:
ISSC23 (I spy sketches)
CAS-ual Fridays
Make sure to join in on the sketches...the projects everyone does is just amazing...HUGS

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Happy Thursday night everyone...........I hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday...we ended up going to see Spider man in 3d....I have to admit I really enjoyed it...

Okay I decided to take on a few more challenges today to help me create these shaped cards.......
First up is this newly released CANDLE SHAPED CARD 2 from the Cutting Cafe. The set features two different candle shaped cards....

This first one is with stars on it and it is for CR84FN57 Challenge, which focus on the color pink.
 Next in the same set is another candle shaped card with just plain candles....but I used a few matching papers to go along with the dino sticker...both of these candle shaped cards also are for DUTCH DARE CARD CHALLENGE 172......which is to create a card for a child.

 Next is another new release over at the Cutting Cafe.....A BALLOON SHAPED CARD
I also used the new BOW TIE - RIBBON template.........i love this template.

 AND finally are two MAP SHAPED CARDS....also new over at The Cutting Cafe
 This first one uses the MAP SHAPED CARD along with the new THE 50 STATES BACKGROUND set.
 Here is another take on the MAP SHAPED CARD.....this time I found some paper that had an awesome vacation background on it and just added a little sentiment and a few rhinestones...
 Well thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the new releases over at the Cutting Cafe and join in on the fun challenges below.....