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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!

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!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cutting Cafe Freebie!

Good Morning Everyone! To show her appreciation to all of her wonderful customers, Regina with The Cutting Cafe is giving away a digital stamp download. The December Daily 2 set includes 142 black & white and colored images. Great for a December Daily book. Click here for details! Hurry over to The Cutting Cafe to get your FREE printable stamp set available from now til November 6th!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Adeline Jordyn's 1st Birthday

Good Morning Everyone...Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! When my good blogger friend, Lorene asked me to make her great granddaughter a card for her 1st birthday, you know I was honored. She wanted Boo on His Bums by Go Kreate so I brought him out of hibernation for the occasion---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.75"x4.75: Square
Die Cuts
Stamp/Image: Go Kreate Boo On His Bums, Go Kreate Daisy Boo
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle, Circle
Punch: Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Corner
Cuttlebug: Birthday 2x2 Set
Font: Computer Generated-Sansumi-UltraLight
Accessories: Chalk, Craft Yarn, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Colorbok
Patterned Paper: SEI-Chick-a-Dee

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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Your Birthday...You Take The Cake!

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoy your visit. I'd love to hear from you so please take a moment to post a comment! My husband's son's birthday is next week and because he's a kid at heart, this is the card I made for him using one of the ever famous Bugaboo digital stamps---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.75"x4.75" Square
Copic Markers
Stamp/Image: Bugaboo-Birthday Monkey Cake
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle/Circle
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag, Fiskars Pearls of Wisdom Corner
Font: Computer Generated-2Peas Arizona
Accessories: Liquid Applique, Ribbon, Brad, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Reminisce-Simply Fun, Stampin' Up
Other Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb

That's it for today...I hope you enjoyed your visit. I'll see you next time, have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Pluto

Happy Humpday Everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Here is a Halloween card I made for our Disney enthusiasts friends Bob and Kathi. You can't tell from the picture but I cut a windown in the top layer, placed the Disney Clip Art underneath, cut a 2nd image of Pluto, glued it on top then cut a 3rd image of Pluto and pop dotted him---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Paper Pieced
Stamp/Image: Disney Clip Art-Halloween Pluto
Sentiment Tag: The Cutting Cafe-Holiday Tag Set
Nestibilities: Circle
Cuttlebug: Halloween 3x3 Die
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Bat Brad, Foam Pop Dot
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K & Company-Seasonal 12x12, K & Company-Tim Coffey Halloween 12"x12

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit. For those of you that are new to my blog, welcome, I hope you will visit often. For those of you that are regulars, thank you for your continued support. For all of you that have have been kind enough to leave comments, thank you so much! Here's a quick and easy card I did for Thanksgiving using The Thanksgiving Day Printable Stamps from The Cutting Cafe. It features an assortment of 26 images that includes circle words, background words, sentiments, invitation and a few images that can be colored---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamp/Image: The Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Nestibilities: Lacey Circle/Circle
Sentiment: The Cutting Cafe-Thanksgiving Day
Accessories: Ribbon, Leaf Buttons, Scrapper's Floss, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV-Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack 12x12

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

Monday, October 25, 2010

Whew...All Of My Halloween Cards Are DONE!

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We sure had gorgeous weather here in Orlando...too gorgeous to stay inside and finish up Halloween cards but they are all done...signed, sealed and taken to the post office! I MAY do one more that will be hand delivered if time allows! I had done this one for my 4 year old grandson, Kenny. I can't even give you the details on it. It was a free download that I found on the Internet (image and paper) and I was just so tickled to find something that I could use, I downloaded it and when I was done, I shut down my computer without saving the site. If anyone out there knows where it came from, please let me know, I would love to give credit where credit is due. You can't really tell from the picture but the cat image is decoupaged--- Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Decoupage
Stamp/Image: Unknown-A Freebie On The Internet
Nestibilities: Circle
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Burst My Bubble
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Spider Brad, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Unknown-A Freebie On The Internet

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with something from The Cutting Cafe...I'm not sure what I'll be doing BUT I can tell you that it WON'T have anything to do with Halloween! Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boo-Happy Halloween

Happy Friday Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you've had a great week! Once again I'm running short on time this morning so here's a quick post. Another Halloween card, this one I made for my father in law. I cannot believe I am still making Halloween cards...last year I was done and working on Christmas cards by October 1st and I still have a few more to make! And to top it off...the ones that I have done still need the insides finished off. So you know how I'll be spending my weekend! I'll probably be at the post office at midnight Sunday night to insure those that are going out of state will be delivered in time. It didn't photograph well because I had to take it without the flash because of the glitter on the moon. Kathi suggested I change the settings...not me...I don't even how how to recharge the battery...lol!
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2-Topper
Nestibilities: Circle/ Scallop
Spellbinders: Witches Brew
Cuttlebug: 3x3 Creepy Halloween Combo
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook (letters in BOO)
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Burst My Bubble
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Brad,
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K & Company-Tim Coffey Halloween 12"x12"

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Simple Shaped Halloween Card Made With Cricut!

Happy Humpday Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! Here's a very simple shaped Halloween card made with my Cricut. I've used my Cricut more in the last 2 weeks than what I have used it in the last 2 years. Thanks, Kathi for the inspiration to dust it off and put it to use. When I was showing her how to use her Cricut, the first image that we cut was the ghost from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I had forgotten how much fun the Cricut can be--- Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.5"
Cricut: Create A Critter (moon), Paper Doll Dress Up (ghost, pumpkin, bat), Design Studio
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Craft Ink, Brad, Googly Eyes, Flat Back Gems, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Unknown (from my scraps)
Other Cardstock: Recollection

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Look What I Received From My Good Friend Kathi!

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by. For those of you that visit my blog on a regular basis, you know that last Saturday, I had the pleasure of showing my good friend Kathi how to use the Cricut she purchased many months ago. I wanted to share with you a card that I received from her. This is the 1st card her she completed since learning how to use her Cricut. I was deeply moved when I received this card and honored that she would think enough of me to send me her first creation! Please help me welcome Kathi to the card making world by taking a moment to comment. We all know the importance of receiving encouragement through comments in order to grow. This photo does not do the card justice, the colors are off and the glitter of the background paper doesn't show through very well. Isn't the mix of patterned paper fabulous, and the flowers absolutely gorgeous! I love the way she sized and layered them. I will treasure this card as I do our friendship.
Thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a great day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Trio-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you had a wonderful weekend! The weather in Orlando couldn't have been better! Here are the Halloween cards I made for my 3 granddaughters using the Cutting Cafe's Halloween All Around Printable Stamp Set. I wanted them all the same but yet different so this set is perfect. It comes with 8 different word circles and images in the center, the word circles by themselves and the images by themselves...What a great value! The word circles are a little smaller then 3.5" and fit perfectly over the Cutting Cafe's Circle Shaped Card 2 as the base. Because I am pressed for time, I cheated and used the largest Beaded Circle Nestibility for the base of the card. I folded a 4.25" x 8.5" piece of Stampin' Up Kraft card stock in half, placed the Nestibility just above the fold and ran it through my Cuttlebug...instant circle shaped card base! For the top layer, I used the Nestibility die cut in black then adhered it over the folded base. The finished card measures 4.25" The images are paper pieced, glued to the cardstock then printed again and pop dotted---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" Round
Paper Pieced
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-Halloween All Around
Nestibilities: Beaded Circle, Circle
Accessories: Ribbon, Spider Brads, Googly Eyes, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Stampin' Up Kraft
Patterned Paper: Unknown (from my scraps)
Other Cardstock: Bazzill

That's it for today...thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again real soon...Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Love You To Pieces

Good Morning Everyone...Happy Friday! I don't have a card to post today but here is a little treat box I made using the tutorial I found on Splitcoaststamper and a sheet of acetate. I made this a little shorter than the instructions then filled it with my favorite Reese Pieces...hence the sentiment on the tag. I will probably send it with my father in law's Halloween card---
Here is the recipe---
Acetate Box-2" Square/3"High
Tutorial: Splitcoaststamper-Acetate Box
Punch: Martha Stewart Scarey Fence, EK Dotted Scallop, Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-LD Stylin
Accessories: Ribbon
Base: Acetate
Cardstock: Recollection (Michaels")
That's it for today...thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you on Monday, enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thank You...This Much

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoy your visit. Here is the card I sent our good friends Kathi and Bob (the Disney enthusiasts) for taking us to dinner Saturday night. I spent Saturday afternoon showing Kathi how to use the Cricut she had purchased some months ago. She has added to her collection of crafting items. Let's see, she brought a Cuttlebug, several embossing folders, a paper trimmer, a Martha Stewart edge punch and of course paper and tape runner. She is now awaiting on an order she placed online. Her wish list just keeps growing...I don't have the heart to tell her, this is just the beginning...lol!. This card was super quick and easy made using my Cricut, Mickey Font Cartridge and Design Studio---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 4.75"x 4.25"
Copic Markers
Stamp/Image: Disney Clip Art
Cricut: Mickey Font-Cut @ 4" on Shadow using Design Studio
Nestibilities: Circle
Font: Computer Generated-Waltograph
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Other Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb

That's it for today...I hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Cards For The Twins

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! We spent the day yesterday at Disney World with our 4 year old grandson...we had a wonderful time but I am feeling it today. It is so hard to keep up with him. Then we had dinner with my son and daughter in law that live here in Orlando. It was the first time in almost 2 weeks that we had seen the twins...my are they getting big! The visit with them last night prompted today's cards--- Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: 5.25"x 3.5"
Copic Markers
Stamp/Image: Rubbernecker
Nestibilities:Circle/Scallop, Beaded Circles
Cuttlebug: Halloween 3x3 Die, Babyface Alphabet Tag
Font: Computer Generated-LD Stringbean
Accessories: Ribbon, Bat Brad, Googly Eyes, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K & Company- Tim Coffey-Halloween, K & Company-Seasonal 12x12
Other Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb, Cordination, Recollection

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

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Fright Night-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend! We had the pleasure of spending Saturday afternoon crafting and enjoying dinner with our with our good friends Kathi and Bob. She had purchased a Cricut many months ago and was ready to toss it out the window (does THAT sound familiar to anyone) Although I'm not the best one to teach her how to use it, I was able to give her a few pointers. It was so cool to be able to share what knowledge I have with her. I had to smile though, she sent me an email saying she glued the top layer of a card she made to the base upside down. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing...but how many of you have done that? I know I have...more times than I care to admit. I told her that she'll be more careful...til the next time...lol! I made this Halloween card for my husband's son using Halloween Time Printable Stamps from The Cutting Cafe. It is a HUGE file with 55 assorted images and sentiments. The background paper is from K and Company-Tim Coffey Halloween that I cut at 3.75" x 4" then cut into 3 segments and layered and pop dotted them onto another 2 layers before putting it onto the base card. Adding the googly eyes to the tree was an idea that I had gotten from my blogger friend Donna. The house and fence were cut from glossy paper using Spellbinder dies, I had to take the picture without the flash to prevent flashback so it didn't photograph very well especially the glitter on the "moon"---

Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Halloween Time
Nestibilities: Circle
Spellbinder: Halloween Fence Scenes
Cuttlebug: Halloween 3x3 Die
Accessories: Googly Eyes, Glitter, LOTS of Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K & Company- Tim Coffey-Halloween
Other Cardstock: Best Occasion Glossy

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again real soon! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Just Swingin' By To Say...

Good Morning...Happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week! I'm really pressed for time this morning so I'm going to make this short and sweet---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Copic Markers
Stamp/Image: Stampendous-Changito
Nestibilities: Oval/Scallop
Punch: Leaves From Stampin' Up 2 Step Bird
Font: Computer Generated-LD Delightful
Accessories: Ribbon, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Reminisce-Simply Fun
Other Cardstock: Beckett Expression 80lb (image), Recollection (ecru layer)
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!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thankzzz

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I know I said I was just going to post once or twice a week, but I just can't stay away! I got a ton of emails asking if something was wrong. Let me assure you, everything is fine, I think I was just overwhelmed by playing catch up while I was gone. I will probably be posting three times a week...maybe on Monday, Wednesday and Friday...I'm going to give it a try...we'll see how it works out. Here is a Thank you card I did with one of the very first stamp sets that I purchased from Stampin' Up. It's perfect for the beginner because there's not a lot of coloring---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Copic Markers
Stamp/Image: Stampin' Up-Cute As A Bug
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Sizzix: Dots Embossing Folder
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge, Stampin' Up Word Window, EK Scallop Photo Corner, Paper Piercer
Font: Stampin' Up-Cute As A Bug (Thankzzz), Computer Generated-LD Fundamental (on word window punch tag)
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Sassy Sequins Flowers, Brads, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill, Beckett Expression
Other Cardstock: Recollection (Michael's)
That's it for today. Maybe I'll see you back on Friday...til then, have a great day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mom Happy Birthday To You

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you had a great weekend! My mom's birthday is next month and here is the card I made for her using The Cutting Cafe All About Mom/Mum Huge Printable Stamp set. This awesome set features 41 images.....with a variety of different sentiments just pertaining to mom/mum for Mother's Day, Birthday, World's Greatest and many more. The best part is, I can actually say I did a card start to finish in the same sitting. Those of you that know me, you known I almost never do the inside of a card until I am ready to send it. I even did the back with The Custom Handmade Just For You Circle Label that Regina made for me awhile back. It has my blog address on it so my mom won't have to keep asking me for it---
The inside---
And the back---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-All About Mom/Mum, Cutting Cafe-Handmade Just For You
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop, Circle/Scallop
Punch: Martha Stewart Garden Trellis, Nellie Snellen Floral Medium/Large Flower Set, EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Heart Button, Heart Charm, Craft Yarn, Foam Pop Dots Cardstock: Colorbok Pearlesent
Patterned Paper: Colorbok
Other Cardstock: Bazzill (for the leaves)
That's it for now, starting today I will only be posting once or twice a week. Blogging is a lot of fun but can also be a lot of work. I am amazed at how much traffic comes through my blog but yet so few of you take the time to say hello. I've said it before and I'll say it again, YOUR comments are MY source of inspiration! If I have inspired you, please take a moment to do likewise. I'll close by saying...I'll see you when I see you...enjoy your day!