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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mickey 4th of July Joy Fold

Good Morning All...Thanks for stopping by! Here is a card I sent to our good friends Kathi and Bob...the Disney enthusiasts. It's a joy fold card that didn't photograph well at all. The paper I used has bits of mica in it that really shows up in the photo making it look grainy, but in real life has a very fine glittery look and the blue layer is a shimmer paper that looks very washed out...not the real color at all. I don't know why sometimes the paper photographs well and sometimes it doesn't...this time it didn't--- Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Joy Fold-4.25 x 4.25
Clip Art
Image: Mickey Clip Art
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-4th of July Frintable Stamp Set 1
Nestibilities: Circle
Cuttlebug: 2x2 Snowflake #2 Die (for the stars)
Accessories: Glitter, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Metallic Cryogen White 89lb
Layer Cardstock-DCWV Shimmer Stack
Patterned Paper: Gina K Digital Paper Pack-Stars and Stripes

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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kim's Baby Shower

Hello again...I'm back with some pictures of the baby shower. I'm not sure how many people were there, my husband said he guessed about 75 adults and a bunch of kids but I thought there were more. I don't know how long it lasted but it started at 3:00, we were one of the first people to leave at 7:45! A good time was had by all and they feed us well. Kim's brother prepared the food and he makes THE best lasagna. We took a ton of pictures but I won't bore you with more than a few---

Here is the guest of honor...My sweet daughter in law, Kim. Isn't she HUGE. Can you believe she has 6 more weeks to go? Here is my son...Kenny just being Kenny---

My precious grandson, Kenny Michael. He is our little miracle baby, born at 32 weeks weighing 3 pound then dropped down to 2.6. He is still a little guy but smart as a whip. How he giggled when I told him that he was going to be the top banana. He said grandma was a silly goose---
Kim and Kenny reading the card I made them---
And finally Kim with her dad---
That's all for today. I'll close by saying thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you again real soon but til then, enjoy your day!

Have A Grape Day

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend...we sure did! We went to Epcot Friday night and of course the baby shower was Saturday. We had such a good time at the shower and the kids got so many nice gifts. I won 2 prizes! The first for knowing the most about Kenny and Kim...it's a mom's job to be nosey isn't it...lol...and the other for closest guess for how many M & M's in the baby bottle. My guess was 283 and there was 291. I'll be back a little later to post some pictures so be sure to stop back.

My mom asked me to make her a card to send to my uncle (her brother) who is in a nursing home. She was no help with what she wanted and as hard as I tried, I couldn't make her understand that I wanted her to take a look at my blog to give me some idea. She is even more computer illiterate than me (can you believe that) and doesn't know how to access the internet. This is what I came up with...super quick and easy. The image is an oldie but a goodie from The Cutting Cafe. Fruit Greetings comes with 6 images with sentiments---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25"x4.25" Note Card
Paper Pieced
Image/Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Fruit Greetings
Nestibilities: Petite Oval
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Punch: EK Dotted Scallop Edge
Accessories: Ribbon, Craft Ink, Heart Charm, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Unknown (sorry Eunice)

That's it for now but I'll be back a little later to post some pictures from the baby shower. Don't forget about the 2 for 1 special from The Cutting Cafe...You've got until midnight tonight to grab some of the files that you have on you wish list!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Welcome The New Cutting Cafe DT Members AND 2 for 1 At The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe has added 12 new members to the Design Team whom I'd like to welcome! I have visited their blogs and I have to say Regina has picked the cream of the crop! I'm looking forward to working with these talented ladies! In celebration Regina is offering a 2 or 1 special...that's right for every set you purchase, you can get another of equal or lessor value for FREE and the best part is there is NO limit! So if you've been eyeing some of her fabulous files, now is the time to buy but you have to hurry...the special 2 for 1 will end at midnight Monday June 28th. Click here for details.

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm Going To Be A Big Brother

Good Morning Everyone...Happy Friday! With my daughter in law's baby shower tomorrow and everyone making a fuss over the new babies, here is a card I made for my grandson, along with it will be a set of Disney's Pixar/Cars so he will have something to open and play with while Kim is opening the gifts for the babies--- Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Copic Markers
Image: Bugaboo-My Little Sock Monkey Banana
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Spellbinder: Double Ended Tags
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Babyface Alphabet
Sentiment: Computer Generated-Squish
Accessories: ScorPal, Gem Brads, Foam Pop Dots

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

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE WHAT I RECEIVED IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thank You Regina!

Hello Everyone! I usually don't post at night but I had to share with everyone what I received in today's mail!! A few weeks ago the Cutting Cafe Design Team had received an email from our fearless leader Regina, asking who wanted to extend their term with The Cutting Cafe. I was a little hesitant because I have been having medical problems due to a medication I have been taking for the last 5-6 years for my osteoporosis. When I shared my concerns about not be able to fulfill my commitment, not only was Regina very understanding but I truly felt appreciated for the job I have done for her. As many of you know, I am still fairly new at this card making venture and only make cards for family and friends. I'm not in it for fame or fortune, I am in it for the fun of it...and she has made it just that! 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 be part of the Design Team for The Cutting Cafe! The card was made using The Sun Shaped Card Template and is one of my all time favorite cards that Regina has designed. You can see the video of her making it here. Trust me when I say that the photo does not do this card justice...it is even more GORGEOUS in real life! When I read what she had written inside, it brought tears to my eyes knowing the words were genuine and came from her heart. She is truly a beautiful person inside and out and you will never find a more thoughtful person than Regina Easter! Thank you Regina, I will cherish this card as a reminder of your kindness...you will probably never know how much it means to me or what a positive influence you have had on me.

Changito's Happy 4th of July

Good Morning All...Thanks for stopping by. Here's a 4th of July card I did for my 3 year old grandson. I used the Star Shaped Template from The Cutting Cafe and 4th of July Printable Stamp Set 1 also from The Cutting Cafe for the sentiments. The image is the ever lovable Changito from Stampendous. I don't recall the name of the set but it's the same set I used for St. Patrick's Day but I masked the clover so he could hold the flag. No matter how hard I try to look beyond the clover to see the flag, I still see the clover. When I was putting the image on the circle, I sort of bent the image so rather than doing it over, I added the craft yarn bow to hide it. My grandson is a little monkey himself so I'm sure he'll love it---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Approx 5.75 x 5.75
Prisma Markers
Card Template: Cutting Cafe-Star Shaped Card
Stamp/Image: Stampendous
Sentiments: Cutting Cafe-4th of July-Set 1
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: 2x2 Snowflake #2 Die (for stars on scallop circle and star on hat)
Accessories: Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Yarn, Gem Star Button, Toothpick, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Shimmer Stack, Gina K Digital Paper Pack-Stars and Stripes

That's it for today, I hope to see you again tomorrow til then, enjoy your day!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Twins-Twice The Fun

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you had a wonderful weekend! My daughter-in-law's baby shower is this Saturday...this is the card I made for her. I used The Cutting Cafe's Twins Printable Stamp set for the circle and the TWICE the fun sentiment. The base card is 5"x5" but I cut the front flap at 4" to expose the back of the inside and to make room for the edge punch...and oh yeah...I brought my Copics out of hiding to color the faces of the babies and paper pieced the jammies to match the inside of the card---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Copic Markers/Paper Pieced
Image: Squigglfly-Eline Pellinkhof's Tiny Tot
Circle Word/Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Twins
Nestibilities: Circle
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border
Accessories: Ribbon, Tiny Buttons, Embroidery floss (to secure buttons and hand stitch), Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle-Boy Good Night (double sided-I used one side for the front and the other side for the inside)
Here is the inside. Computer generated using Batang font and a poem I found on the Internet. The rattles were cut from Baby Boo Die---
That's it for today. I'm no longer going to say that I will see you tomorrow, I will close by saying, thanks for stopping by...I will see you when I see you...have a great day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The 3 Bear's 4th of July

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Here are a few 4th of July cards I did for my 3 granddaughters in Tennessee. I never thought I'd say it but I don't think I want to see Boo for a while. Last year when Donna had done Leah's Baby Shower invitations she remarked (her words) "Bo is exhausted from overuse and plans to retire for awhile." "Trust me, no matter how much you like a design, 26 is a lot of one thing to make." I couldn't understand it at the time but after making 5 cards using Boo in the last 2 weeks, I fully understand what she meant...I cannot imagine making 26! So he will go into hibernation for a while---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image: Go Kreate-Boo The Bear, Boo On His Bums, Boo For You, Summertime Boo
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop, Petite Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: 2x2 Snowflake #2 Die (for stars on hat)
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Gem Star Buttons, Toothpick, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Metallic Cryogen White 89lb
Patterned Paper: Gina K Digital Paper Pack-Stars and Stripes, Cutting Cafe-4th of July Background
That's it for today. Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit. I'll be taking some time off, at this time, I am uncertain how long I will be out of commission....so make sure you check in on me from time to time to see when I'm up and running again. I will however continue to check out my favorite blogs to see what everyone is up to. Enjoy your day and have a great week, I will see you when I see you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you had a great weekend! It was hot here in Orlando. I don't know what the temp is now but when I was listening to the news at 5:00 is was already 82 so it''s going to be another hot one! Here is a plain and simple card I did this morning using the Cutting Cafe Birthday Greetings Inside and Out. As always, I didn't finish the inside...BUT...when I'm ready to finish it...the sentiment will be there and Regina makes it so quick and easy. There are some really cute sentiments in this file and if you haven't been to The Cutting Cafe lately, you owe it to yourself to pop over and check it out. Regina has added some really awesome files that I'll be using in the weeks to come---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Birthday Greetings Inside and Out
Nestibilities: Circle
Spellbinders: Flower Creations
Sizzix: Sizzlits Little Leaves
Punch: Martha Stewart Daisy Edge
Accessories: Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Metallic Cryogen White 89lb
Patterned Paper: Aimee Asher Printable Crafts-Eline's Itty Bitty Nursery
I normally don't do digital papers but when I was looking for the baby images Peet uses I had stumbled across this set of clip art and thought they were cute.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you tomorrow! Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy 4th of July-Land Of The Free

Good Morning and Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you've had a good week. This week has really flow by for me, I hope the weekend doesn't go by as fast! Here is a quick 4th of July card I made for my good friend Gigi. Those of you that are not new to my blog may recall the 4th of July Boo On His Bums I made for my grandson last year...this one is very similar with a few changes. Since Gigi hasn't seen it, I thought it would be OK to make this one for her. I just love Boo and cannot have a holiday without him. I used The Cutting Cafe's 4th of July Background along with the 4th of July Printable sets 1 and 2 for the sentiments---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image: Go Kreate-Boo On His Bums
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Spellbinder: Ribbon Tag
Cuttlebug: 2x2 Snowflake #2 Die (for stars on scallop circle and stars on hat)
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-4th of July Printable Stamps Sets 1 and 2
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Toothpick, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Metallic Cryogen White 89lb
Patterned Paper: Gina K Digital Paper Pack-Stars and Stripes, Cutting Cafe-4th of July Background

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!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank You For Being so TWEET

Happy Humpday Everyone! I hope you are having a GREAT week. Here's a quick and easy card today using the none other than THAT Stampin' Up bird. Paper piercing is something I used to do a lot of but somewhere along the way I had lost the thread so I thought I'd bring it back. I used a paper piercer for the holes around the middle circle ---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25"x4.25" Note Card
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug:Textile Texture Embossing Folder, Butterflies 3x3 Combo Embossing Folder (bird wing)
Punch: Stampin' Up2 Step Bird
Font: Computer Generated-2Peas Squish
Accessories: Ribbon, Rain Dot Flowers, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Metallic Cryogen White 89lb

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I won't be around tomorrow, I hope to see you again Friday. Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Simply Said From The Heart...Thank You

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by! Here's a quick little Thank You card from my husband to my son and daughter in law for his birthday gift. Yes...we FINALLY got together this weekend to celebrate his birthday and Mother's Day. It was the first time we had seen them since our trip to Biloxi and she looks like she is bursting at the seams!! She will never make it til August 19th. She had a sonogram last week and the babies are doing fine. They weigh more now than my grandson when he was born. One weighs 3.1 lbs and the other weighs 3.4 lbs. We got to see actual pictures of them and one looks just like my grandson and they both already have a head of hair! Anyway here is the card we are going to send them---Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25"x4.25" Note Card
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop
Sizzix: Stampin' Up Exclusive Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Font: Computer Generated-Amienne
Accessories: Heart Buttons, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink
Patterned Paper: Kay & Company-Ancestry Mat Pad

That's it for today...thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you tomorrow. Til then, have a great day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Another Cutting Cafe Shirt and Tie Cutting File/Template

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Here's the last of my Father's Day cards...I promise! It's for our good friend Eduardo (Gigi's husband). I used the Cutting Cafe's Shirt and Tie Cutting File/Template Shaped Cards but didn't use the tie. I hand stitched around the base, off center up the middle of the base and the collar, then added buttons to make it look like a sport shirt. Had I thought about it, I should have added some stitches for the buttonholes but didn't think of it till just now---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Approx. 4"x5"
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Huge Father's Day Circle
Nestibilities: Circle
Accessories: Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots
Patterned Paper: DCWV-At Home
In this case, I used the patterned paper as the base card. The collar is part of the shirt and is cut as one piece then adhered to the inside left panel of the base card and folded over the top front to form the collar. The paper used for the collar, pocket, and layers around the sentiments is plain card stock from my stash and have no idea who's it is.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Father's Day-Enjoy Your Special Day

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week and ready to enjoy the weekend! Here's a couple of Father's Day cards that I made for my sons using the Cutting Cafe's Shirt and Tie Cutting File/Template Shaped Cards. It comes with 2 shaped card templates, a shirt and tie shaped card and just a tie shaped card and both have matching envelopes. This first is for my youngest son Kenny. I used the shirt and tie template. It's pretty much like the one I made for my father-in-law without the stitching and the colors flipped. I'm not real happy with the photo, it looks like the colors are washed out and kind of blend together...kind of blah but in real life it really looks much better---

Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Approx. 4"x5"
Card Template: Cutting Cafe-Shirt and Tie Cutting File/Template Shaped Cards
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Huge Father's Day Circle
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Accessories: Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots
Patterned Paper: DCWV-La Creme
In this case, I used the patterned paper as the base card. The collar is part of the shirt and is cut as one piece then adhered to the inside left panel of the base card and folded over the top front to form the collar.

This next one is for my oldest son, Kevin. It's the same Shirt and Tie Cutting File/Template Shaped Cards but instead of the shirt and tie, I used the tie shaped card. Not only did I want his to be different but his birthday is next month so I will probably be using the shirt and tie then. I shaved off a tiny sliver of the bottom so it would stand by itself and I know in the picture the outer layer of the Nestibility around the sentiment looks off centered but it's really not, it must be the angle of the camera. I'm not doing too well taking pictures today am I...lol!
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Approx-A Little Smaller Than 3"x A Little Larger than 5"
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Huge Father's Day Circle
Nestibilities: Circle
Accessories: Foam Pop Dots
Patterned Paper: DCWV-At Home, DCWV-Shimmer (tie shadow/outer layer of Nestibility)
That's it for today. I have things to do, places to go, and people to see this morning so I won't have a chance to visit my favorite blogs til later in the day, but I'll catch up with you either this afternoon or tonight to see what you've been up to. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend! I hope to see you back here on Monday!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Special Friend

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you are having a great week. Why is it that when we have a short week...it always seems so long? My good blogger friend, Lorene asked me to make card for her friend that is turning 80 next week. She wanted it like the one I made for my father in law's 92nd birthday except in PINK! Because I am really pressed for time, I wasn't able to do the stitching which made the upper right hand corner look bare so I added some pearls. I hope she likes it---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-Happy Birthday To My Special Friend Huge Circle
Tag Sentiment- Cutting Cafe-Happy Birthday Dad
Nestibilities: Circle, Scallop
Spellbinders: Tags 5 Cuttlebug: Vintage Corners Die, Babyface Alphabet Die
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Metallic Cryogen White 89lb.
Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas-Baby Girl

That's it for today...I won't be posting tomorrow, I hope to see you on Friday...Enjoy you day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hope You Feel Better Beary Soon

Good Morning! I'm so happy you stopped by today, I hope you enjoy your visit! Here's card that doesn't need much explaining...Boo Bear On His Bums by Go Kreate speaks for himself...I just love this little guy. I've asked Regina to do some some "bear" sayings for the Cutting Cafe, I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25"x4.25" Note Card
Image: Go Kreate-Boo On His Bums
Nestibilities: Circle
Punch: EK Scallop Photo Corner
Font: Computer Generated-LD Happy Daddy
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink
Patterned Paper: S E I Chick-a-Dee

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