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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Merry Moolah

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your visit. Your visits and encouragement through your comments means so much to me. We all know that blogging is a lot of work...It's your comments that make it so worthwhile, so if you enjoy your visits, please take a moment to say so! Here's a fun money holder that I made for my father in law. It's a little larger than I wanted but the size was dictated by the Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punch so I adjusted accordingly---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Money Holder 3.5" x 7"
Copic Markers
Stamps/Image: Bugaboo-Eggbert Winter
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: 5"x7" Dots Embossing Folder
Punch: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page-Aspen Snowflake, Stampin' Up Ticket punch, Fiskars Small Tag
Sentiment: Computer Generated-CK Wonderland
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Brad, Stickles
Base Cardstock: Coredination
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression, Silver Mirror

That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the Candy Cane Poem boxed set so if you haven't already left a comment and want a chance to win the set, be sure to leave a comment before midnight tonight! Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

With Love At Christmas

G00d Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I know we sure did. Of course we spent Thursday with our good friends Kathi and Bob, did nothing but laze around on Friday and we spent Saturday with my son's family. Gosh, I can't believe the twins are 4 months old now and are just as cute as can be. With less than a month away til Christmas, I think I'd better put on my crafting cap and get my butt into gear. Here is a card I made using The Cutting Cafe's Christmas Frames. What an awesome set, it comes with 10 sentiments in 2 different sizes (A2 and 4"x6") for a total of 20 framed sentiments. I chose the "With Love at Christmas". Do you see the smaller trees in the background on the Nestibility...that was my husband's idea...and who said men can't come up with ideas on their own...lol!
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Christmas Frames
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Punch: Martha Stewart Large Tree, Martha Stewart Tree Edge,EK Dotted Scallop Edge
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Yarn, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Paper/Cardstock: Red and Gold Mirror

If you haven't already left a comment for The Sweet Treat Holiday Give Away and you want a chance to win the Candy Cane Poem 4 card boxed set, be sure to leave a comment on that posting before midnight tomorrow. I will draw the winner Wednesday morning. Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you again tomorrow! Til then, enjoy your day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Sweet Treat Holiday Give Away

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Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had the good fortune to spend the day with our good friends Kathi and Bob. Kathi is the Martha Stewart of Kissimmee, Florida so I don't have to tell you what a perfect day it was...the food was great and the company was wonderful. There is no doubt when we left their home, we were 5 lbs heavier!
I've got so much to be thankful for...I have "met" so many wonderful people from all over the world through my blog. I want to show my appreciation with this 4 card boxed set of The Candy Cane Poem. Whether you keep it, or give it as a gift, it's my way of saying THANK YOU! There are no special requirements and it is open to everyone that leaves a comment...I will even ship Internationally. All you have to do to be eligible to win this set is leave a comment here on my blog before midnight (EST) November 30th. The winner will be chosen using random.org and announced the morning of December 1st. Although I appreciate those of you that leave comments by signing my guestbook, there is NO way I can put your name into the drawing! You MUST leave a comment here on my blog!
Here is a picture of the set--- This set has 4 A2 size cards with envelopes (all the same design) that come in a box that was made from the instruction on SCS and can be found here except I trimmed the box down by 1/4 inch on both the top and bottom of the box and an additional 1/16 inch on the top of the top for a better fit. The card is like the card I posted November 15th (for the recipe see the November 15th posting) with the exception I did not pop dot the candy canes or the holly leaves. I thought it best not to impose extra postage so rather than pop dots, I glued only the middle portion of the holly to the candy cane allowing them to give dimension without the bulk. Here is a picture of the front of the card---
Here is the inside---
And the box---
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend! I hope to be back on Monday. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing then check back Wednesday, December 1st to see if you are the winner...Good Luck!

Black Friday At The Cutting Cafe

For all of you that want to take advantage of Black Friday from the comfort of your home, The Cutting Cafe is having a 2 day BLACK FRIDAY Buy One, Get One of equal or lesser value FREE! That's right but you have to hurry ...the sale will run from Friday to Saturday midnight (PST). This is the perfect time to get some of those files that you've been eyeing in time to do some Holiday crafting.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! This will be my last posting until Friday. I'm taking a few days off to be with family and friends for Thanksgiving but I will be back Friday. There is no way you will find me on the streets or in the the malls on Black Friday. That's just not my thing...in fact you won't find me in the stores until December 20th at which time I will start and finish my Christmas shopping. This is a very simply card and very easy to mass produce. After embossing the top layer, a window was cut and the sentiment layer (a freebie offered by Squigglefly Digital Stamps on SNR Card Universe and recolored) was placed underneath. I was going to heat emboss the "dots" but found that a gold opaque paint marker gave the same effect.---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Cuttlebug: A2 Snowdots Embossing Folder
Sentiment: Freebie Squigglefly Digital Stamps on SNR Card Universe
Accessories: Ribbon, Gold Opaque Paint Marker
Base Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb
Other Paper/Cardstock: Gold Mirror

It just doesn't get any easier! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again on Friday. Til next time, enjoy your day and have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Ornament Fun Template-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone...Another Monday...Another day closer to Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I am FINALLY able to start working on my Christmas cards so it should be no surprise that I chose a template from The Cutting Cafe. This is the Christmas Ornament Fun Template file and IS just that...FUN! The file comes with 2 different ornaments and with each ornament there is a window card..a folded card and a shaped card...and they all will fit in an A2 size envelope! The set also has a border...each are approximately 10 inches in length and large and small nesting ornament. I used the folded card teamed with the Merry Christmas Huge Circle Word that I reduced to fit the ornament. I had SO much fun making it--- Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Shape Template: Cutting Cafe-Christmas Ornament Fun
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Treetop 3x3 Combo
Punch: Nellen Snellen Stamen
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Merry Christmas Huge Circle Word
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Brad
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Other Paper/Cardstock: Gold Mirror

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back again tomorrow and hope to see you again. Have a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friends Are Like Flowers In The Garden Of Life

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Friday!! Thanks for stopping by. Last week I had learned it was a blogger friend's birthday. I don't like belated birthday cards, it seems too much like an after thought so rather than send her a belated birthday card, this is the card I sent. It didn't photograph well, it just didn't capture the true colors. By the way, Happy Belated Birthday Dayle...I hope it was a good one---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Nestibilities: Circle
Spellbinders: Flower Creations
Punch: Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Edge and Corner, Martha Stewart Blossom Trim, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly, EK Mountain Fern
Font: Computer Generated-BatangChe, Angelina
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Other Cardstock: DCWV Shimmer

That's it for today...I'll be back on Monday hopefully with something done in red and green for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoy your visit. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Greetings...Disney Style

Good Morning! Here is the last of my Thanksgiving cards. Of course it's for our good friends Kathi and Bob and I have to say...it's getting harder and harder to come up with something with a Disney Theme so I thought I would combine the Mickey head cut with my Cricut using the Mickey Font Cartridge with the sentiment and background stamps from The Cutting Cafe's Thanksgiving Day Printable Stamp set---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Cricut: Mickey Font
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Background Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Nestibilities: Circle
Spellbinders: Ribbon Tag Trio
Punch: Martha Stewart Maple Leaf, Martha Stewart Corner Maple Leaf, Martha Stewart Branch, EK Mountain Fern, EK Scallop Photo Corner
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Gold Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Corednation
Patterned Paper: Unknown (from my stash)
Other Cardstock: DCWV Shimmer, Recollections, Gold Mirror

I don't know about you but I'm tired of looking at Thanksgiving and looking forward to working with the reds and greens of Christmas. Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sending A Little Wish Your Way

Good Morning! I hope you are having a great week. Here's another quick Thanksgiving card using The Cutting Cafe's Thanksgiving Day Printable Stamp...I promise, one or two more Thanksgiving cards and I'll be ready to start my Christmas cards---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Circle Word/Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Stamps: Inkadinkado (leaves-clear embossed on sentiment layer)
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Fiskars Texture Plate: Fabric
Accessories: Ribbon, Leaf Button, Craft Yarn, Clear Embossing Powder, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Corednation
Patterned Paper: DCWV-Rustic Stack
Other Cardstock: Bazzill, Gold Mirror

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Candy Cane Poem

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend...we sure did. Didn't do too much of anything but it sure was great to have gorgeous weather! I'm not finished with my Thanksgiving cards but I needed to take a break from them so I decided to do something for Christmas. I will probably regret my decision later in the week when I'm pressed to get them done but for now it's like a breath of fresh air! Many years ago my daughter in law had given me a plaque of The Candy Cane Poem which I display all year long. When I found the poem from Clear Dollar Stamps in digital form I knew exactly what I was going to do with it! It comes with the poem, candy canes, holly and 2 sentiments. There's no doubt that I'll be doing more with this set before the season is over---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Copic Markers
Image/Sentiment: Clear Dollar-Candy Cane Poem
Cuttlebug: Holly Ribbons 5x7 Embossing Folder
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Red Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb
Other Paper/Cardstock: Red Mirror

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day...I'll see you next time!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Is A Special Time...

Good Morning...Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week but ready for the weekend! I know I sure am. Here's yet another Thanksgiving card made with something old and something new from The Cutting Cafe. The new is the printable background stamp and sentiment from Thanksgiving Day(which I've used before and love it!) and the old is the circle of leaves around the sentiment from last years Autumn Days ---Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.75x4.75
Image/Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Autumn Days, Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Background Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Punch: Martha Stewart Maple Leaf, Martha Stewart Corner Maple Leaf. EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Coredination
Patterned Paper: Unknown(from my stash)
Other Paper/Cardstock: Recollection, Gold Mirror


That's it for today...thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn Blessings

Good Morning Everyone! Here's a couple of cards I did for the twins using colored clip art that I decoupaged. I didn't notice until I had finished them and only because my husband pointed it out that the sign "Autumn Blessings" that the scarecrow is holding has an apostrophe when it shouldn't. I'll have to fix it but not certain how I'm going to do it since I pierced and pop dotted the scarecrow's hands to thread the craft yarn through them, so it would involve taking the whole card apart. I can't believe that I over looked it...must be a case where you can't see the forest for the trees. Anyway, here they are. If I can't figure out a way to "save" them, I'll end up doing them over without the sign. I thought about putting a crow on the sign where the apostrophe is. If anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it--- Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Decoupage
Stamp/Image: Clip Art-Digi Scrap Kit-Autumn Scarecrow 2
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Punch: EK Corner Rounder
Font: Computer Generated-Pupcat
Accessories: Ribbon, Craft Yarn, Glossy Accents, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV-Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Other Paper/Cardstock: Stampin' Up Kraft, Gold Mirror

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again tomorrow. Til then, enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Did Someone Say Turkey?

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks so much for stopping by! Here are a couple turkey shaped cards I made using Cricut Create a Critter and Design Studio. I had so much fun making these little guys and even though the picture doesn't capture the true dimension there are 6 or 7 layers and with each layer they took on a whole new personality---Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5.25" x 4.0"
Cricut: Create A Critter (cut at 3.75)/Design Studio
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Quick Kutz: 2x2 Witch Hat (for buckle on hat)
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Coredination
Patterned Paper: Unknown (head and body from my scraps)
Other Paper/Cardstock: Gold Mirror (buckle on hat)

That's it for today. Thanks again for stopping by...I hope you enjoy your visit and if I have inspired you, I hope that you will be so kind to leave me a comment. See you next time. Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wishing You Bountiful Blessings

Good Morning...Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was a cold weekend here in Orlando...We've had some crazy weather...as much of the nation! Last week we had record high temperatures in the mid 90's and this weekend we set record lows in the low 40's! Crazy I tell you...CRAZY! I had a great week off but I never got the things done that I have been neglecting and I never even touched my craftroom! Today's card comes to you from the same clutter as I left it. With Christmas less than 6 weeks away...here I sit just starting my Thanksgiving Day cards! Here's a quickie Thanksgiving card using The Cutting Cafe's Thanksgiving Day for the background words and So Thankful Circle Word for the sentiment. There's no doubt that you'll be seeing a lot of Thanksgiving Day file the next 2 weeks---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image/Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-So Thankful Circle Word
Background Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Nestibilities: Deckled Mega Rectangles
Punches: Martha Stewart Maple Leaf, Martha Stewart Maple Leaf Corner, Martha Stewart Branch, EK Mountain Fern, EK EK Scallop Photo Corner
Accessories: Ribbon, Gold Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Corednation
Patterned Paper: DCWV-Rustic Stack
Other Cardstock: DCWV Shimmer, Gold Mirror

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. Til next time...enjoy your day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

You Are One Of My NICEST Thoughts-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you had a great Halloween weekend and had more treats than tricks! As I was digging through my pile of rubble looking for something last week, I had come across this image that I colored ages ago. In fact it was done using my Prisma Markers so you know it's been awhile! I wanted to send a card to a good customer and blogger friend so I teamed it up with the sentiment "You Are One Of My Nicest Thoughts" from The Cutting Cafe's Because Nice Matters Printable Stamp Set because she IS one of my nicest thoughts---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Prisma Markers
Stamp/Image: Sarah Kay
Nestibilities: Petite Oval
Punches: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border, Fiskars Pearls Of Wisdom Corner
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Because Nice Matters
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Glitter,
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV-At Home Stack
Other Cardstock/Paper: Beckett Expression 80 lb., Coredination

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. I'm going to take some time off to tend to somethings that I have been neglecting...one of them being cleaning my craftroom. I swear, I don't know how I find anything in this MESS. It has gotten so bad from Halloween that even I can't stand it anymore! I know I won't be back before Thursday or Friday and probably not until next Monday...so until then enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!