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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!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

If The Shoe Fits...Wear It/Cutting Cafe 2 of 1 Special

I know...I know...I usually don't post on the weekend and I told you yesterday that I would see you Monday...BUT...what kind of Blogger would I be if I didn't post on WORLD CARD MAKING DAY? I am scheduling this posting to appear at 3:00AM EDT...because at midnight PDT Regina with The Cutting Cafe is having a HUGE 24 hour special. That's right...A HUGE...I mean HUGE special!! In appreciation for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY, The Cutting Cafe is having a 2 for 1 special...no limit...so for every set you purchase you can get another for free of equal or lessor value...this special is only good until 11:59PM Saturday, October 2nd so you have to hurry or you'll miss out! Click HERE for more details. In honor of WORLD CARD MAKING DAY...Here is the card I made, using the none other than The Cutting Cafe Witch Boot Shaped Template. The finished card is approximately 5 by 3.5 inches and the set comes with 4 sentiments and a matching size envelope. I opted to use my own sentiment. I made it for a friend and it's an inside joke "if the shoe fits-wear it" so that's what I went with ---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Approx. 5" x 3.5"
Shape Template: Cutting Cafe- Witch Boot Shaped Template
Cuttlebug: Halloween 3x3 Die
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Cocktail
Accessories: Ribbon, Gemstone Brads
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: All My Memories-Halloween Witch

That is until Monday...Happy World Card Making Day...enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend...Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Retirement Is A Time To Gather Golden Moments

Good Morning...Happy Friday...Happy October 1st.! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by! I hope you've had a good week!! A guy that my husband has known and worked with for 31 years retired yesterday and here is the card I made for him...OK, so it's not one of the better cards I've done but it will have to do---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5"
Stamps/Image: JenU Designs-Old Clock Works
Nestibilities: Circle
Cuttlebug: 5"x7" Clockworks Embossing Folder
Fiskars: Testure Plate-Fabric
Punch: Stampin' Up Ticket
Font: Computer Generated-Packard Antique
Accessories: Twist Art Paper Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Cardstock: Cordination
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!