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Monday, May 30, 2011

From The Heart/You Are 1 in a 101

Good Morning Everyone! For those of you that are here in the US, I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. While you are with friends and family having a cookout in the backyard or just enjoying the day off work, take a moment to remember all the men and women that served in the Armed Forces that gave their lives for our freedom.
Here's a couple of cards that I wanted to share with you...that is of course if Blogger allows me to post them. Grrrr...I am just about over Blogger...let's hope all the bugs have been ironed out and we can start a week with no problems. On to today's cards...I've been wanting to use this new Fleur De Lis rectangle set from Spellbinders...I think it's going to be one of my favorites---
Here's a simple Thank You for our Disney friends Kathi and Bob. They had us to their home the week before last for a cookout and even though the card says they are 1 in a 101...they really are 1 in a gazillion! For those of you that are new new to my blog, Kathi and Bob are Disney enthusiasts and I try to come up with a Disney theme for the cards I make for them--- 
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by..If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. I've got a couple of cards that I'm working on for The Cutting Cafe, so I'll be back later in the week to post them...Until then...enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

There Is No Time Like The Present-Cutting Cafe

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you are having a good week! Here is a card that I fully intended to post this morning but life got in the way and I wasn't able to until now. Here is a quick and simple card made with The Cutting Cafe's It's About That Time printable stamps. The file is HUGE and comes with 77 images and sentiments---Here is a couple side view pictures showing how each layer of the cuckoo clock has been popped dotted for a 3D look---Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 3.75 x 7.25
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe- It's About That Time
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe- It's About That Time
Accessories: Distress Ink, Rain Heart, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: K and Company

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by...See you next time. Enjoy your week!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thanks a Bunch

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by...I hope you've had a great weekend. Time has gotten away from me this past week and I've not had a lot of time for crafting so I've only got one card to share with you today. While going through my stash, I had come across these alpha brads, not knowing what to do with them, this is what I came up with---
That's it for today...I will be back later in the week with a posting for The Cutting Cafe. Thanks for stopping by..If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. See you next time...enjoy your day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Soar Like Never Before-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week. Here is a fun little card I made using The Up Up In The Sky Printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe. This is a HUGE set that comes with over 120 images and sentiments from kites to hot air balloons to regular balloons...the set also includes some colored images--- Here is a side view that shows the balloon popped. Craft yarn was added to the top layer between the balloon and the basket---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2 Topper
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Up Up In The Sky Wishes
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Up Up In The Sky Wishes
Punch:Martha Stewart Traditional Eyelet Edge (with the eyelet covered)
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Craft Yarn, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Polka Dot Pixels-Love Actually

That's it for today...I hope to be back on Monday...til then, have a great week and a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thank You So Much and You're On My Mind

Happy Monday Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I've been sort of MIA this past week, In addition to the problem with Blogger, our Internet was up and down for most of the week so I haven't been able to visit my favorite blogs as much as I would like. With things back to normal (whatever normal is...lol) I hope to catch up between today and tomorrow. Here's a couple of cards since my last posting. This first one is a Thank You to my son and daughter in law for Mother's Day made with Heartfelt Creation Daisy Dies---
And this next one is made from a Stampin' Up Digital---
Don't forget to stop by The Cutting Cafe for The Monthly Inspiration and a chance to win 3 sets of your choice....not only do you have a chance to win ANY 3 SETS from The Cutting Cafe by leaving a comment, but Regina is also having a huge BUY ONE GET ONE FREE of equal or lessor value on ALL of the sets offered at The Cutting Cafe ...NO LIMIT...so if you have been eyeing a few sets, now is time to purchase them....THE BUY ONE GET ONE FREE is good from now until Wednesday at Midnight (PST) the 18th of May 2011.That's it for today...I will be back later in the week with a posting for The Cutting Cafe. Thanks for stopping by..If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. See you next time.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hey Cupcake-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! Each month Regina with The Cutting Cafe posts a "Monthly Inspiration" for your viewing pleasure. Here is my contribution for this months Design Team project showcasing cupcakes! Regina will be posting the Design Team's project 5/15 so be sure to check the Cutting Cafe for a yummy taste of inspiration along with a chance to win 3 files from The Cutting Cafe. I will post a reminder on 5/15. I had so much fun making this card using the Cupcake Printable Stamp Set 1 that features a 4 Piece set of CUPCAKES that is already formatted for you to create 4 cards quickly. Because my card is a 4.25 square note card I printed mine at 70%. For the background, I used the Hey Cupcake from the Cupcake Background Printable Stamps. For those of you that are not new to my blog, you know how I LOVE The Cutting Cafe's Background Stamps. The background is a little larger then 6 by 6 inches but can also be reduced in size (as I did here) and comes with 2 sentiments, the one I used and a circle word sentiments that can be punched out using a 1.5 inch circle punch.---Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.25" Square
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Cupcake Printable Stamp Set 1
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Cupcake Background Printable Stamp-Hey Cupcake
Nestibilities: Circle/Petite Scallops, Square
Dies: Heartfelt Creations-Posie
Tools: Fiskars Crimper, Paper Piercer
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, Liquid Applique, Colored Cord, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Yarn, Heavy Duty Top Stitch Thread, Craft Ink
Base Cardstock: Core'dination
Patterned Paper: Cutting Cafe-Cupcake Background Printable Stamp-Hey Cupcake printed on K & Company Patterned Paper (from which pad is unknown)

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I will post a reminder to check out The Cutting Cafe Monthly Inspiration 5/15. Enjoy the rest of your week...I'll see you next week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Couple Of Wedding Cards

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and for those of you that are mothers and grandmothers, I hope you had a wonderful day! We spent the day with my youngest son and his family followed by a most enjoyable evening at Epcot. Every Spring, Disney has a concert series at Epcot and Davy Jones of The Monkees has been a regular there as far back as I can remember. I was a huge fan of his some 45 years ago, and although my taste in music has changed, he gave great concert! He has put on a few pounds but still has a full head of hair and had a lot of stage presence. There was a lot of interaction with the audience which made me think that he knew his fans made him what he is today. The Monkees was my first concert when I was 10 or 11 years old and it brought back a flood of memories...I remember it as if it were yesterday.
Here's a couple of wedding cards that I made for my good blogger friend Lorene. This first one is a little different than what I have seen of the bride and groom done with Nestibility hearts. It's my version as I LOVE a man in a white tux---This second one didn't photograph well because of the shimmer paper and bling. It was made with the doves from The Joy of the Season Cricut Cartridge-That's it for today. If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting today, please feel free to email me. I couldn't help but notice that I am approaching 100,000 visitors. Thank you for the support you have given me along the way. I hope you enjoy your visits as much as I enjoy sharing my lastest creations with you. If I have inspired you in any way, I hope you will take a moment leave me a comment and consider signing up to be a follower. I'll be back later in the week with something from The Cutting Cafe. Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mom-I Love You-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning...Happy Humpday! I hope you are having a great week! Here is the Mother's Day card I made for my mom using The Cutting Cafe's Mom I Love You Text and the Holiday Tag Set. Because I reduced the size to fit in the Nestibility heart, the photo may not pick up the text inside of the letters but in real life it shows the I love you within the letters perfectly. The file unedited comes in three colors and the images are approx. 4.5 by 1 inch---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5" x 5"
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe-MOM I LOVE YOU TEXT , HOLIDAY TAG SET
Dies: Nestibilities-Heart/Scallop, Heartfelt Creations-Posie
Cuttlebug: Love Language Combo Embossing Folder, With Love Embossing Border Set
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Heart (with the hearts covered), EK Mountain Fern
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Flat Back Gems, Brads, White Craft Ink
Base Cardstock: Core'dination
Patterned Paper: Colorbok
Other Paper/Cardstock: Colorbok, Beckett Expression 80 lb.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you next time...have a great week!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you had a good weekend! The weather here in The Sunshine State couldn't have been better! Here's a couple of Mother's Day cards that I made for my beautiful daughter in law and my good friend Gigi. I know neither one of them is MY mother but they are mothers just the same and I wanted to remember them on their special day--- That's it for today. If you have a question on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my posting, please feel free to email me. I'll be back later in the week with something from The Cutting Cafe. Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!