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Friday, December 31, 2010

Wishing Everyone The Best In 2011!

I've given a lot of thought to and agonized over my decision to suspend my blogging for the foreseeable future. Although I have "met" so many wonderful people though my blogging and will truly miss you, there is a fine line between the fun and the work aspect of blogging. I have said on many occasions that blogging is a lot of work and it really takes the enjoyment out of creating when I don't get the response I need to make it worth while. At the present I don't want to invest the time it takes to maintain a blog when I am not getting the satisfaction I need. I spend countless hours answering emails from those that come to my blog day after day to get ideas. It's a little disheartening when I have spent so much time to never receive as much as a thank you.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my loyal followers and friends for their continued support. I especially appreciate that support that has carried me through moments of doubt. As I mentioned at the beginning of this posting, I have met so many wonderful people through my blogging and hope to continue contact with those of you whom I consider my friends.

I will maintain my blog for those who wish to visit. Should my passion for card making bring me back to blogging, I hope you will be there to share in my creativity. In closing, I want to wish you and yours a very healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Here's To Another Year Of BAD HABITS!

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you had a a very Merry Christmas! Here's a New Years card I did using The Cutting Cafe's Happy New Year file. This file is VERY versatile, it comes with 23 images that include sentiments, circle words, background stamps, pictures, frames and journal blocks It's a very bad picture of a blatant scraplift that I borrowed from my dear blogger friend Donna. The colors are all wrong (it's creme and black), you can't see the pattern on the patterned layer and it's out of focus...Other than that...it's very similar to the one Donna did last May using the Your Special File from The Cutting Cafe.---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image/Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Happy New Years
Background Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Happy New Years
Card Frame: Cutting Cafe-Happy New Years
Punch: EK Dotted Scallop Edge, EK Scallop Photo Corner, EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Mulberry Roses
Base Cardstock: American Craft
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: DCVW La Creme

This is a very sad day for me, It marks the end of my term with The Cutting Cafe. This is the last posting as a member of The Design Team. I've been with Regina since August of 2009, to say that I will miss her is a understatement! Not only is Regina very easy to work with, she has always made me feel appreciated for the job I have done for her. She has been there at every turn with nothing but words of encouragement and praise. I have grown since I have been on her team and I truly feel blessed to have been a part of The Cutting Cafe's Design Team. At this point, I'm not certain what I am going to do to fill the void but I will be taking some time off to take care of personal business that has been neglected and I have GOT to take time to CLEAN up my craftroom. I still have the clutter from Halloween in my way. With that being said...I will see you when I see you...Enjoy your day!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Photos-The Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! How many times have you been handed ( or have handed someone) a plain white envelope with pictures. Regina with The Cutting Cafe has come up with a novel idea for picture giving. Here is a photo holder I made with the CAMERA PHOTO SHAPED HOLDER TEMPLATE. It comes with a camera shaped card with a holder in the inside to hold up to ten 4 by 6 photos, 20 circle sentiments, 22 straight sentiments that can be used for various picture taking occasions and a smaller camera shaped card with a matching envelope. My daughter in law who loves to take pictures is one of those people that gives pictures in a plain white envelope so I hope to have a set of these done to give her when we see them Christmas Eve. I'll be doing the set for various occasions and will include this one and a few more for Christmas photos. This is the camera shaped card that I enlarged to 4 5/8 by 6 1/4---
Here is the recipe---
Shaped Template: Cutting Cafe-Camera Photo Shaped Holder Template
Card Size: 4 5/8" x 6 1/4"
Nestibilities: Circle Scallop
Spellbinders: Double Ended Tags
Punch: Martha Stewart Holly
Accessories: Flat Back Pearls, Buttons, Scrappers Floss, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Other Paper/Cardstock: American Craft

That's it for today. I'll be taking the rest of the week off to take care of some last minute things and to spend time with friends and family. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

We Woof You A Yappy Howl-iday!

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you've had a great week. I'm hopeful this will be my last Christmas card for the season. I'm so over the red and green of Christmas and ready for something fresh and new. This is a money holder for our dog groomer---Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 3.5"x7" Money Holder
Cricut: Christmas Noel (ornament)
Stamps/Image: Clip Art-Graphics Shoppe-Puppy Xmas, Dog Prints (unknown, it was a freebie found on line)
Nestibilities: Circle
Punch: Martha Stewart Tree Edge, Martha Stewart Holly
Sentiment: Computer Generated-LD Delightful
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Stickles, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Other Paper/Cardstock: Gold Mirror

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

Thursday, December 16, 2010

On Line Chat

Hello everyone...it's me again. I was talking to a fellow blogger the other day and she asked why I didn't have a "chat box" on my blog. I told her I didn't know, I didn't think I needed it but she convinced me to give it a try. Sooooooooo feel free to use it...it's on my side bar near the top. If you have any questions or just want to say hello and I'm on line, I'd be more than happy to chat with you.

There's SNOW Friend Like You

Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by. Just a real quick post this morning as I've got a very busy day ahead of me. Here's a card I made using the one and only Bugaboo Eggbert and I promise you, this will be the last time you see him this season. I wanted to do something with him in non traditional colors and this is what I came up with---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Copic Markers
Stamps/Image: Bugaboo-Eggbert Winter
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop, Petite Oval
Cuttlebug: A2 Snowflake Embossing Folder, 3x3 Treetops Combo
Punch: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake Edge, Fiskars Small Tag
Sentiment: Computer Generated-CK Wonderland, LD Wedding
Accessories: Scor Pal, Ribbon, Glitter, Brad, Liquid Applique, Stickles
Base Cardstock: Coredination
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression

That's it for today. I hope you enjoy your visit and hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mickey Christmas

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! Here's a card that I've been dying to show you...it is for our good friends Kathi and Bob, the Disney enthusiast and I didn't want to post it until I was sure they had received it. I was a bit concerned about using tradtional Mickey colors, red and black but as it turned out, Kathi loves it---
Here's a side view to show all the layers---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" Round
Stamp/Image: Disney Clip Art
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle/Circle
Spellbinders: Snowflake Pendent
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-LD Classy
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
BaseCardstock: American Crafts
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb., Red Mirror
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again tomorrow...til then enjoy your day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Have Your-elf A Merry Little Christmas

Good Morning Everyone! Brrrr...it's cold this morning! We've had the heat on for more than a week and it doesn't look like we are going to get any relief any time soon! Here's the card I made for my 4 year old grandson. Gosh, I struggled with his card. I sent him the turkey shaped card for Thanksgiving and he was just so tickled with it, he kept saying over and over that he had never seen a turkey card before. I wanted to do a shaped card. So I started with a shaker snow globe but ended up trashing it...it just wasn't right, then I did a snowman shaped card and even though I didn't trash it, I wasn't happy with it because it was just too plain. This card isn't anything special but I think he will like it. He is so easy to please and appreciates everything---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Copic Markers
Image/Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil-Sticky
Nestibilities: Square
Punch: Martha Stewart Holly
Sentiment: Computer Generated-Font-LD Happy Daddy
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Stickles, Flat Back Gems, Flower Soft, Tiny Bell
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterened Paper: ATD-Very Merry
Other Paper/CardStock: Beckett Expression 80lb

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again tomorrow. Enjoy your day and stay WARM!

Cutting Cafe Give Away

Good Morning...Regina is doing something a little different for this give away. Usually she will have us post a project using a Cutting Cafe file and have you comment here for a drawing but this time she is doing the give away. All you have to do to be eligible for 2 files of your choice is to comment on The Cutting Cafe's site under the MONTHLY INSPIRATION. This month she has showcased CHRISTMAS PROJECTS. Be ready to be amazed at all the fabulous creations from the Design Team! But you have to hurry, a name will chosen Wednesday morning Dec. 15th. Click here for all the details.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Good Morning Everyone. Well...here we are...another Monday, with less than 2 weeks til Christmas, I'm struggling to get my Christmas cards done! Luckily, those going out of town have been done and already mailed. I know that everyone is busy this time of year but I'm very disappointed in the amount of comments I received last week verses the amount of visitors. Blogging is a lot of work and if you're going to take the time to visit, please take the time to comment. Here's a quickie made with The Cutting Cafe's Snowflake Huge Circle Set and the Christmas Circle 2 Set---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25 Circle (base)
Stamps/Image: Go Kreate Snowman
Circle/Sentiments: Cutting Cafe-Snowflake Huge Circle, Cutting Cafe-Christmas Circle Set 2 (small circle word)
Nestibilities: Beaded Circle/Circle
Spellbinder: Tags 5
Punch: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake Corner (large snowflake), Edge (small snowflake)
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Brad, Flat Back Pearls
Base Cardstock: Coredination
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression

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

Friday, December 10, 2010

There Is SNOW One Quite Like You!

Good Morning Everyone...TGIF! It's been a heck of a week for me...I hope your week has gone better. My good blogger friend Min's father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last January, and while they thought things were under control, they got the devastating news last week that the cancer has spread around his lungs and Hospice has been called in. For the last 11 months, family and friends have sent cards and well wishes. Her dad has cherished each and every card that he has received. She would like to make this a Christmas he will never forget. She is asking all that can participate to make an extra card to send to her dad. Click here for details. My heart goes out to Min and her family, no one should have to endure this dreadful disease, especially at Christmas time. Min...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Knowing the type of person he is, he would prefer something funny or cute rather than something serious. Here's the card I sent---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Copic Markers
Stamps/Image: Bugaboo-Eggbert Winter
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Cuttlebug: A2 Snowflake Embossing Folder
Punch: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake Edge, Fiskars Small Tag
Sentiment: Computer Generated-CK Wonderland
Accessories: Scor Pal, Ribbon, Glitter, Brad, Flower Soft, Stickles
Base Cardstock: Coredination
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression, Silver Mirror

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again on Monday, til then enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Joy (done in acetate)

Good Morning Everyone! Just a quick posting today. This is very similar to the card I did last week where I used the felt poinsettias and the computer generated sentiment except I used acetate, which gives it a whole different look. I love the look of acetate but hate the fingerprints so rather than making myself crazy, I don't bother wiping the fingerprints until I'm done---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
QuicKutz: 2x2 Poinsettias
Sentiment: Computer Generated Font: Berylium (w/outline only-no fill color), CAC Champagne
Accessories: Felt, Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls
Base Cardstock: Acetate
Other Paper/Cardstock: Bazzill, Beckett Expression 80lb

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoy your visit! Til next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wishing You All The JOYS of CHRISTMAS

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week! Last week when I was posting a card to SCS I ran across a card that I just had to scraplift. I don't scraplift often but have always found white on white so elegant and when I seen it, I knew who I was going to send it to so I went to the posters blog to ask for permission to scraplift. Much to my surprise, the poster, Jocelyn aka JoBear2 has been visiting my blog for more than a year now...talk about it being a small world...this card was scraplifted all the way from the NE suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. You can visit her blog by clicking here...her work is awesome! I varied my card by adding the silver layers, glittering the embossing on the snowflakes and adding flatback pearls but other than that it's just like Jocelyn's---Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: A2 Snowflake Embossing Folder, A2 Swiss Dots, 3x3 Treetops Combo
Sentiment: Computer Generated-Font: LD Wedding, Berylium
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb
Other Paper/Cardstock: Silver Mirror

That's it for today...I haven't finished getting my cards ready for mailing and will probably be scrambling next week but I needed to take a break. My New Years resolution for next year will be to finish the inside of the card before starting a new project. We'll see how long that lasts...lol!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you again tomorrow, have a great day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Merry Christmas

Good Monday Morning Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and ready for a fabulous week! It was COLD in Orlando this weekend and we are expecting below freezing temps this week...brrrr! That should get us in the Christmas spirit! Here's a quick and easy card I made using The Cutting Cafe's small nesting ornaments from the Christmas Ornament Fun Set, Merry Christmas Huge Circle Word and Christmas Frames all reduced in size to fit on an A2 card---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Shape Template: Cutting Cafe-Christmas Ornament Fun
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Circle Word: Cutting Cafe-Merry Christmas Huge Circle Word
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Christmas Frames
Punch: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake Corner
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearl, Brad
Base Cardstock: Cordination
Patterned Paper: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack
Other Paper/Cardstock: Silver Mirror

That's it for today...I'll be taking a day or two off to get the Christmas cards that will be going out of town ready for mailing. You would think by now I would learn to finish the insides when I'm doing the card. Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you either Wednesday or Thursday. Enjoy your day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Beary Christmas

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! Here are the Christmas cards I made for the twins. I'm not real pleased with the way they turned out and time permitting, I may end up redoing them---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25 Round
Image: Go Kreate-Boo On His Bums, Go Kreate Winter Boo
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Font: Computer Generated-CK Wonderland
Accessories: Flower Soft, Gold Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Other Paper/Cardstock: Gold Mirror
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again on Monday. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Joy

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit. Here's a quick Christmas card I did using a computer generated sentiment along with felt poinsettias cut with a QuickKutz die---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
QuicKutz: 2x2 Poinsettias
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Font: Berylium (w/outline only-no fill color), CAC Champagne
Accessories: Felt, Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: DCVW Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12
Other Paper/Cardstock: Gold Mirror

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Blog Award

Good Evening...I normally don't do blog awards but I made an exception this time. When a new visitor Larelyn of Handmade From The Heart-Designs by Larelyn passed it along, how could I resisit? Thank you Larelyn...if you get a chance visit her blog...she started her blog July 2010 and does a lot with Cricut.
The rules for this award are:
1- Thank the person who awarded it to you.
2-Share 8 things about yourself.
3-Pass it along 8 bloggers you have recently discovered---
I can do all except pass it along...I have been so busy the last 6 months that I haven't had the opportunity to seek out new blogs so I'm passing it along to all that visit me.
Here are the 8 things that you may or may not know about me---
1) I'm a Florida transplant, originally from Lakewood, Ohio which is just west of Cleveland.
2)-I have been crafting for almost 2 years now and having a blast
3)-My job of 23 years was outsourced a little over 2 years ago. I worked in the fraud control department for a major Florida bank.
4)-Since my job was outsourced, I have developed very poor sleep habits.
5)-I've got 6 grand kids. Three granddaughters ages 10, 6 and 2 1/2 that live in Tennessee and two grandsons ages 4 and the twins that are 4 month that live here in Florida.
6)-I don't watch too much TV but do enjoy Law and Order SVU and Criminal Minds.
7) Although I HATE to go out to shop, I am the queen of online shopping and no bargain escapes me.
8) My favorite color is PINK and I love butterflies!

That's it for tonight...I'll be back in the morning with another Christmas card to share with you.

Sweet Treat Holiday Give Away Winner

Good Morning...Happy Humpday...Happy December 1st! I hope you are having a great week. I don't have a card to post this morning, but I did want to post the winner of the Sweet Treat Holiday Give Away and to thank everyone for participating. The Winner of The Candy Cane Poem boxed set has been selected using Ramdon.org from 40 entries and the winner is...Drum Roll Please... #32...Lesley from WI...Congratulations Lesley...Please send me your address so I can get the set out to you. My email address is--- knmic1012@aol.com. My thanks to everyone who participated.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a great day!