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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Couple of Birthday Cards

Good Morning...I hope you are having a great week. My heart goes out to all those effected by Hurricane Irene. She was headed this way before she made a turn north and oh how well I remember 2004 when we were hit by 3 hurricanes in a six week span. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this devastating time. Here's a couple of birthday cards that I'd like to share with you. I just have one more birthday card to do then I'll be done for the year!!! I'll be able to move on to Halloween and Thanksgiving by the end of the week---
That's it for today...if you haven't already left a comment on the posting for The Cutting Cafe Give Away, be sure to before tomorrow Thursday midnight (EDT) for a chance to win the Up Up In The Sky Wishes set. I will be drawing a winner Friday morning. Regina will be posting the other Design Team members projects sometime today so don't forget to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see who will be participating in the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by...If you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. I'll be back again a time or two before the end of the week so be sure to stop back by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cutting Cafe Blog Hop and Give Away!!!

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Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I know...I don't usually post on the weekend and almost never ever on a Sunday but I was SO excited when Regina said we would be doing a give away for The Cutting Cafe to welcome the new Design Team members...I just couldn't wait to post this! I had a hard time deciding which of her fabulous files to use but since I have been pressed for time lately and had to do a birthday card for our dear friend Eduardo, I chose one of my MANY favorites...Up Up In The Sky Wishes. This is an awesome set...it feature over 120 images and sentiment from kites to hot air balloons to regular balloons...the set also includes some colored images. It is the same set I used back in May, when the card I made was a favorite pick of the week on SCS! To be eligible to win this set all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog before 11:59 PM (EDT) Thursday, September 1st. The winner will be chosen using random.org and announced the morning of Friday, September 2nd. While I appreciate those of you that in the past have left 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! Regina will be posting the other Design Team Members projects on The Cutting Cafe Blog Wednesday August 31st so be sure to stop by to see all of the fabulous projects and who will be participating in the Blog Hop...they too will be doing a Give Away on their blogs!
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" 4.25"
Stamps/Image/Sentiments: Cutting Cafe-Up Up In The Sky Wishes
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallops
Spellbinder: Angel Die (large star) 
Cuttlebug: 2x2 Snowflake #2 Die (small stars)
Sizzix: Stampin' Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Accessories: Star Buttons, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Yarn, Distress Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios, Shabby Princess
                                                                                           
This posting brings me much sadness. My term with The Cutting Cafe is up so it will be the last posting as a member of the Design Team. I've been with Regina on and off since August of 2009. Regina has been very good to me and she has always made me feel appreciated for the job I have done for her. I truly feel blessed to have been a part of The Cutting Cafe's Design Team. To say that I will miss her is a HUGE understatement! 

That's it for today...don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win this set...I'll be back later in the week with a few more cards that I have been working on...til then, enjoy your weekend...I'll see you next time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wishing You A Birthday That Is Right On Track

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you are having a great week. Just a quick posting this morning...Our good friend Bob celebrated his birthday on Monday and this is the card we sent him. He is a train enthusiast so I like to keep with a train theme for him. The train images are Cuttlebug dies that I glued several pieces of cardstock together before cutting to give it the feel of chipboard and add dimension. Happy Birthday Bob...we hope you had a good one---
Thanks for stopping by. I've been a little lax visiting my favorite blog but hope to get caught up today or tomorrow, so if you haven't heard from me in a while, be patient. If you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. I'll be back on Monday with a posting for The Cutting Cafe, I hope to see you then. Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I Love Gumballs/Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. This week The Cutting Cafe Design Team is doing Gumball Themed Projects, so be sure to stop my The Cutting Cafe Blog midweek to see what the other Design Team members have come up with...and be sure to check out the contests and give aways too...Regina always has something going on!  For my card, I used the Little Gumball Machine Printable Stamp Set which features 13 images, 2 different gumball machines in 2 sizes, 7 sentiments and 2 frames...all for a super low price of $1.99...You can't beat that anywhere! I also used the I Love Gumballs Background which has 4 backgrounds in 2 sizes each in black and white and colored. I had so much fun making this card---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.5" x 5.75"
Copic Markers/Paper Piecing
Stamps/Images:: Cutting Cafe-Little Gumball Machine, Cutting Cafe-I Love Gumballs Background
Nestibilities: Eyelet Circle/Circle, Square
Spellbinder: Double Ended Tag
Punch: EK Arrow Border, Stampin' Up Jewelry
Accessories: Flat Back Pearls and Hearts, Rain Dots and Heart, Craft Yarn, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock:American Craft
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression, Colorbok 
                                 
That's it for today...thanks for stopping by. Til next time...Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Disney Anniversary

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by...I hope you are having a great week! For those of you that have been following me for any length of time, you know who this card is for but if you are new to my blog, I may need to explain. Our dear friends Kathi and Bob are HUGE Disney fans and celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary August 8th. I try to make them cards that feature The Mouse. I have a separate section here on my blog dedicated to cards with a Disney theme. If you'd like to take a look you can find the listing on my sidebar. After 2 1/2 years of card making, I must say that it is getting harder and harder to come up with something for them, but I love a good challenge and this is what I came up with---
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. I'll be back on Monday with a posting for The Cutting Cafe, I hope to see you then. Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Love Is Like A Butterfly-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Did anyone missed me while I had taken a little break last week? The truth of the matter is, I've been very busy lately, I don't have much time to breathe, let alone craft. For the next few months my postings will be a little erratic. Here's a quick card made with The Cutting Cafe's new printable stamp set Fun With Silhouettes. Regina has taken 66 of her best images and turned them into silhouettes...how cool is that? I teamed it with the sentiment from Social Butterfly and in 15 minutes flat I had a card ready to be mailed--- 
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-Fun With Silhouettes
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Social Butterfly
Spellbinder: Scalloped Edge Frame
Punch: EK Dotted Scallop, Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio
Accessories: Flat Back Pearls
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios-Loverly
                                                                                  
That's it for today...thanks for stopping by! Have a great day and I'll see you when I see you!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back To School-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning and Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you had a great weekend! When Regina said the theme for The Cutting Cafe Blog this week would be "back to school" I knew I was going to have fun! I had 3 cards to do but never realized there are SO many files to choose from! I had a tough time deciding which sets to use. The Design Team's projects will be posted later in the week so be sure to check it out by clicking here. Be sure to check out the contests and give aways too...Regina always has something going on! There is also a Design Team Call so if you like working with digital stamps and fun templates, here is your chance to be with one of the BEST Design Teams around. I can honestly say that Regina has been a joy to work with. Click here for details. Here are the cards I made for my 2 granddaughters and my grandson. Although, I stand corrected... my grandson told me yesterday that he will not be starting school...he will be starting kindergarten...what a smarty pants...it's a good thing I put "kindergarten" on his card...lol! Here are my Back To School Projects--- 
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.25"
Copic Markers
Stamps/Images:: Cutting Cafe-All About School, Cutting Cafe-School Borders
Punch: EK Arrow Border
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Core'dination
Patterned Paper: Unknown (from my scraps)
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression 
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.25"
Copic Markers
Stamps/Images:: Cutting Cafe-Everyday Elisha and Friends, Cutting Cafe-All About School, Cutting Cafe-
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle/Circle
Cuttlebug:: 2x2 Apple and Book Die
Punch: Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Corner
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Glossy Accents, Foam Pop DotsGlossy Accents,
Base Cardstock: Core'dination
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Other Paper/Cardstock: Bazzill, Beckett Expression 

Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.5" x 5.5"
Copic Markers
Stamps/Images:: Cutting Cafe-School Bus Driver, Cutting Cafe-All About School, Cutting Cafe-School Days, Cutting Cafe-School Years
Nestibilities: Rectangle/Scallop
Punch: EK Dotted Scallop Edge
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, Craft Yarn, Clear Embossing Powder, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV-All About Boys
Other Paper/Cardstock: Beckett Expression
                                                                                                 
That's it for today. This has been a long post with a lot going on as far as supplies, If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today or anything that I may have missed, please feel free to email me. Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful day...I will see you next time! Once again I have fallen behind on visiting all my favorite blog but I will catch up within the next day or 2.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two Very Special Cards

Good Morning...I hope you are having a great week. My week continues to be busy but I wanted to stop long enough to share a couple of very special cards with you. The twins will be baptised next week and wanted to do something a little different for them. This card used the Spellbinders Label 7 dies and the help of a fellow blogger, Valita. I had seen this type of Easel card done on her blog a while back and knew when the time came I was going to use for this special occasion. When you get a chance, check out her blog, she is so creative and can turn a punch or die cut into something amazing! I found this poem on the Internet and thought it was perfect. I changed the words from 'this tiny baby" to "these tiny babies" and will post in here for those of you that may want to copy it---

Lord  Bless These Tiny Babies,
Who Are Brought To You Today,
And Teach These Precious  Little Feet,
To Follow In Your Way.

Lord  Bless The Babies’Parents Too,
And With YourLoving Care,
Grant Them All The Happiness
A Family  Can Share.

This next card is for a very special friend that has found herself working outside the home and having a tough time juggling her time. I wanted her to know that not only is she in my mind but in my heart and I think about her often--- 
That's it for today...If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me.Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day, I hope to see you again soon! If I have inspired you with todays posting, I'd love to hear from you so please take a moment to leave a comment and if you aren't already, I'd love to have you as a follower.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dress Shaped Card-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. If yours was anything like mine, it was much too short! I had a wonderful week but it was very busy!  This week Regina asked us to use one of the two dress shaped templates available at The Cutting Cafe. I chose The Dress Shape Card 2 Template-Cutting File. This  cutting file is approx. 4 by 5 inches and comes with  matching envelope template, several embellishments for the dress, a dress split (to add a different color or pattern to the bottom or top half), 2 insert sheets (Party time invite and for the birthday girl). and comes in WPC, PDF and SVG formats---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4" x 5"
Shaped Template: Cutting Cafe-Dress Shape Card 2 Template-Cutting File
Tag Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Valentine's Day Mini Words
Punch: Stampin Up Jewelry
Accessories: Hand Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Mulberry Rose, Craft Yarn, Distress Ink
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
                             
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by...have a great day. I'll see you next time.