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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thanks a TON-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Wednesday...I hope you are having a great week! Here's the Thank You card I made to send to my son and daughter in law from my husband for his Father's Day gifts. I used The Cutting Cafe's Elephant Shaped Card template cutting file. As with ALL of Regina's digital stamps and templates, it was so EASY to put together. I used my Bosskut Gazelle but for those of you that don't have a Bosscut or a Pazzles cutting machine, in addition to the WPC format that I used, the file also comes in PDF and SVG formats. The set comes with a matching envelope and 5 sentiments...the sentiments come on a tag and by themselves The card is approximately 5 by 4.5 inches. You can't tell from the photo, but I used ScorTape on the upper portion of the ear then pop dotted the lower portion so it would stand off the card---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5"x 4.5"
Shaped Template: Cutting Cafe-Elephant Shaped Card
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Elephant Shaped Card set
Punch: Punch Bunch Cherry Blossom, Punch Bunch Small Birch Leaf, Stampin Up Jewlery, EK Dotted Scallop Edge
Accessories: Pearl Brad (colored with Copic Ink), Flat Back Pearls, Craft Yarn, Craft Ink, Heavy Duty Top Stitch Thread, Scor Tape, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper/Cardstock: Unknown (from my scrap bin)
                                        
That's it for today...I hope to be back on Monday...til then, have a great week and a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Cards For My Grandsons

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. I'm running a little bit behind and have so many birthdays in the coming months, I won't be doing 4th of July cards this year. Here's a couple of  birthday cards that I made for my grandsons Kenny Michael, and the twins, Nathaniel and Jeremiah using Cricut Create a Critter cartridge. Kenny Michael loves dinosaurs, he know the name of each and every one of them that ever walked this earth. His knowledge of them puts me to shame---




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'll be back later in the week to post a card for the Cutting Cafe so make sure you stop by mid week to check it out...Until then...enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ribbon Sentiments-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone. Thanks for stopping by...I hope you are having a great week. Here's a couple of cards I did using the ribbon banner from The Ribbon Banner Set and Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe. This set comes with 48 images plus a Ribbon Banner Shaped Card which comes in the WPC, PDF and SVG formats. What a great  set to show off  the sentiment portion of your card---
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Ribbon Banner Set and Shaped Card

Nestibilities: Circle
Quickutz: 2x2 Love Birds
Punch: EK Success Abstract Flower Border, Stampin' Up 2 Step Bird (for leaves), 
Martha Stewart Branch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio
Accessories: Ribbon, Mulberry Rose, Flat Back Pearls, Adhesive Faux Pearl Swirl, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up
Other Cardstock: American Craft

Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Ribbon Banner Set and Shaped Card

Nestibilities: Lacey Circle/Circle
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots A2 Embossing Folder
Punch: Punch Bunch Cherry Blossom, EK Success Abstract Flower Border, EK Success Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon, Craft Beads, Flat Back Pearls, Distress Ink
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoy your visit. See you next time...Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Bears...Oh My/Thanks a Ton

 Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Here's a couple of cards that I started awhile back and was able to complete them in the craziness of this past week. It's been awhile since I used my Copics so I thought while I was doing this the Lions, Tigers and Bears for my grandson, I would do a quick Thank you too. Last year when we took Kenny Michael to Animal Kingdom, he got so tickled when we chanted Lions, Tigers and Bears...Oh My! Do I need to tell you what the inside says? Although when we gave him the card, I asked him to name the pictures, fully intending to say Oh My when he was done but much to my disappointments he said a lion, a tiger and a PANDA...what a smartie pants!!! I guess I should have done a brown bear. The images are from Dustin Pike---
That's it for today...I've got a lot of running to do today so I will catch my favorite blogs tonight. I will be back later in the week with something from The Cutting Cafe. Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your day and have a great week...I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Let's Go For A Ride-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great week! We had dinner with my son and daughter in law last night...my goodness how the twins have grown. Do you believe they will be 1 year old next month? Where does the time go when you are crafting? I knew I wasn't going to have a lot of time for crafting this week, so I turned to The Cutting Cafe for help. I used the Let's Go For A Ride printable stamp set. This set is awesome and comes with 42 images and sentiments. It went together so quick and easy. When I say quick, I mean REALLY quick. It took me maybe all of 15 minutes to put it together and that was with the time it took me to find my yarn threader to secure the button. It actually took me more time to take the picture and upload it here to my blog. Have I mentioned how much I love Regina and The Cutting Cafe? 
Here's The Recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-Let's Go For A Ride Printable Stamp Set
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Let's Go For A Ride Printable Stamp Set
Punch: EK Sucess Abstract Flower Border
Accessories: Heart Button, Craft Yarn
Base Cardstock: American Craft
Patterned Paper: ATD Metallics Specialty Collection
Other Cardstock: Core'dination
                                     
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. See you next time...Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cutting Cafe Monthly Inspiration-A Chance To Win 3 Sets and More!

Good Morning Everyone! It's that time again...The Cutting Cafe's Monthly Inspiration! This month The Design Team is showcasing projects for GUYS...just in time for Father's Day! Sometimes it's difficult to come up with a card for a guy but the Design Team did a FANTASTIC job on their projects...you will surely be INSPIRED! AND this month not only can you win ANY 3 SETS from The Cutting Cafe by leaving a comment on The Cutting Cafe site...Regina has a new set called FOR MY TIE-RIFIC DAD. For any order you place from today until Wednesday June 15th at midnight (PDT), you will get this awesome set for free! Click here for details!

For those of you that sent well wishes to our furbaby Charlee, thank you so much! We took her to the vet yesterday, she is doing remarkably well, in fact the stitches will come out Friday. It will take a few weeks before she is back to her lovable self but she is getting there! I'll be back later in the week to post a few cards that I've been working on so be sure you check back. Til then...have a great day and be sure to check out The Monthly Inspiration at The Cutting Cafe. See you soon!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Thank You For Our Vet

Good Morning Blogger Friends! I hope you are having a great weekend! I know that I don't usually post on the weekends but I wanted to share a card with you and explain why I haven't visited my favorite blogs much this week. Many of you know we rescued a very sweet Maltese from a puppy mill environment some 7 or 8 years ago. She came to us with a lot of health issues and required a lot of medical attention. For the past 7 or 8 years we have battled chronic ear infections. Last December the ear was no longer treatable with medication and surgery was our only option. After they had prepped her, they were not able to do the surgery because they were not able to intubate her...not even with the smallest breathing tube. She was given yet another steroid shot and antibiotics and sent us on our way with the promise that the vet would cosult with his fellow animal surgeons for a solution to this problem. To make a long story short (too late for that...lol) a specialist was called in and she had the surgery this past week. They removed her ear from the ear drum out and will require extensive care for at least the 3-4 weeks. We took pictures of her but I'll spare you...gross is an understatement! Anyway, here is the card I made for Drs. Kirven, Van Lue and the Staff at Hunter's Creek Animal Hospital who not only provided her with the best possible care but the level of care and concern for us as well---
The card didn't photograph well, perhaps I'll take it outside once the sun comes up but more than likely not. I will do my best to catch up with my favorite blogs this weekend but things are kind of hit and miss at this point...as will be my postings. This is worse than having a newborn baby in the house...precious little time for anything. The best part is, after the healing...we won't have to deal with another ear infection again! With that being said...Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your weekend! 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'll see you when I see you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Enjoy Your Day-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone...Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week. Here's this weeks card using Sentiments Stems and Flower Tops from The Cutting Cafe. This fun set features over 70 images with 7 different sentiments---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Sentiments Stems and Flower Tops

Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Sentiments Stems and Flower Tops
Nestibilities: Circle
Punch: Martha Stewart Traditional Eyelet
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook (for grass)
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, Craft Yarn,  Flat Back Pearls, Distress Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Stampin' Up Craft
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Other Paper/Cardstock: Core'dination

                          
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit. Til next time, have a day!     

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thanks So Much/Heartfelt Thanks

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! A BIG welcome to all of my new followers. I have "met" so many wonderful people from all over the world, I hope you will visit often and I am looking forward to getting to know you.  Here's a couple of very quick and easy Thank You cards that I've done to replenish my supply. This 1st one using flower punches and paper piercing--- 
And this second one using Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Doily Die and computer generated sentiment. And oh, yes, a little bit of Cricut for the grass---
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'll be back later in the week to post a card for the Cutting Cafe so make sure you stop by mid week to check it out...Until then...enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Father's Day To A Real Classic-Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone! Happy June 1st! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week! Here's a couple of cards I did for The Monthly Inspiration over at The Cutting Cafe using the Cruisin By To Say Hi Printable Stamp Set. This is an AWESOME set that comes with 98 images that features 3 different cars in 3 different sizes. Each car also comes in black and white as well as a few fun colors.The set also comes with 14 sentiments in 3 ways...Straight and circle words. I have to admit when Regina told the Design Team what set we would be using this month, I had no idea what I was going to do, but I knew I had to make a couple of Father's Day cards so I thought I would use the set for them. I had so much fun with this set and they came together so quickly, but that is no surprise, all of The Cutting Cafe's files are so quick and easy. Regina has done all the work for you---
 Here is a side view---
And the circle word showing the car popped---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Cruisin' By To Say Hi Printable Stamp Set
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Cruisin' By To Say Hi Printable Stamp Set
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Punch: 3/4" Circle Punch (for the scallops along the side)
Accessories: Flat Back Pearls, Metal Dots, Distress Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Polka Dot Pixels-Love Actually
Other Paper/Cardstock: Stampin' Up Kraft, American Craft                                                                                                 
I wasn't sure what look I wanted to achieve, so I also did this one with a distressed look. I know which one I like best but let's see which one Regina picks for the Monthly Inspiration---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25 Circle
Image/Stamp: Cutting Cafe-Cruisin' By To Say Hi Printable Stamp Set
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Cruisin' By To Say Hi Printable Stamp Set
Nestibilities: Beaded Circle, Circle
Punch: Stampin' Up Small Jewelry
Accessories: Ribbon, Distress Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Base Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Other Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft
                                                   
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping up. Enjoy your visit and I hope to see you again real soon. Til next time...have a great day!