Sunday, December 29, 2013

Goodbye to The Cutting Cafe Design Team...

Hi all.  Well, it is with great sadness that I must say goodbye to Regina and all of my fellow design team members at The Cutting Cafe.  I have been a designer with them for 2 terms and that is the limit allowed.  I have learned so much and had such fun on this team.  Regina is such a great person!  She really cares about all of her designers.  I will miss you all!

For my last project, we were able to pick anything in the store!  I wanted to something that was not Christmasy and something that would be fun to create.  I found the perfect project!  It is called Fun With Owls and boy is it!  I spent a lot of time on this card and I really wanted it to be special.  Don't you just love the googly eyes?  Each Owl was colored and fussy cut and adhered with some tiny pop dots.  The branch was hand cut and the leaves were cut off of a die cut of a vine and I just cut the leaves off and glued them onto the tree.  I used a clear glitter pen, but unfortunately, you can't really tell so you will have to take my word for it.  Tee-hee.  I hope you enjoyed my farewell card.  Be sure to check out The Cutting Cafe and see what everyone else chose to do.  I am sure you will love all of the wonderful projects from the very talented design team!

Next week, I will be showcasing a card for Imagine That Digi Stamps.  We had most of the month off, but we will start doing our progressive challenge in the beginning of January.  Keep checking back to see what I have to show.

Happy New Year to all!

Till next time...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hi everyone.  Well, Christmas is over and now I can relax a bit.  I don't know about the rest of you, but it has been a struggle.   I have been sliding between busy and sick!  I absolutely LOVE Christmas, but it is a tough holiday to get through, especially if you are battling cancer and serving Christmas dinner at the same time!  I am feeling much better now, but I totally forgot to post my DT project for The Cutting Cafe!  I only have one more week until my 2 terms are up so I have decided to post it on the chance that Regina will forgive me and post it to the Cutting Cafe Blog site anyway.  We were suppose to make either a wine glass card or a wine bottle card.  Since I am spending New Year's Eve with my sister and brother-in-law, I decided to make them a wine bottle card.  They love wine and they even make their own, so I thought this was particularly fitting!  I made the file almost the whole page of my new Silhouette Cameo machine 12x12 mat.  I probably should have made it smaller, but now they will have a card that is almost the size of a real bottle of wine...tee hee!  I used a shiny burgundy card stock for the bottle and a cork designer paper for, well, the cork.  The bow is made with some pink seam binding that had a bit of a curl, which I really like.  Wish I had more colors!  The scalloped part of the label was cut from a glitter card stock.  Unfortunately, The picture does not show the bottle off very well.  It was very hard to find the right light without getting too much reflection from the light and from my face!  Anyway, I think you get the idea!  

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Next up is a card that I made for my next door neighbors who actually leave Florida for the winter for the great north east!  Crazy snowflakes!  The inside of this card says "there's no people like snow people".  I always wanted to give them a card with that sentiment!  They enjoyed it.

My last card in this post was made for my husband.  I finally got to use my Spellbinders Poinsettia die set!  I purchased it before I even started with the Silhouettes!  Again, it really looks better in real life.  It turned out beautifully.  I did have to go on YouTube to find out how to use this particular die set.  There are some pieces that I still am not able to figure out what to do with them.  Also, I think the Actual leaves are too big for the flower, itself.  I think that next time, I will not use the large leaves.  I will just make a smaller flower with the smaller dies.  Oh well, now I know...

I made several other cards that I needed to take to church on Sunday so I was up late on Sat. (sick and all), making cards.  Unfortunately, I never got to photograph them.  One of them was for my choir director who is a HUGE Duck Dynasty fan.  Needless to say, I had to make him a Duck Dynasty card.  It certainly was an original and he loved it!  Maybe some day, I can get him to bring it to church so I can photograph it.  It was very cute!

Well, next week will be my last project for The Cutting Cafe.  Tune in to see what project I pick to showcase for my farewell project!

Till next time...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas Ornaments and Card

Today I have a couple of things to show you.  First up is a card that I made using a Pennyblack stamp.  The stamp originally had a hedgehog with a ladybug on his feet.  I decided to make this adorable image into a Christmas card.  I cut out a little rectangle and taped small ribbon around it so it looks like a present.  I used pop dots and put it over the ladybug and part of his feet.  You would never even know what was underneath.  I love the way it turned out.

This card was entered in the following challenge:

For The Cutting Cafe this week, we were to do ornaments.  I chose this file.
I made 2 ornaments. I glued them to close pins so they can be clipped right onto a branch.
They can also be used for gift tags.  I personally think they are beautiful!  ;-)

I have only 2 more weeks on The Cutting Cafe design team.  So saaaddddd!

Well, I still have 2 more weeks!

Till next time...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree...

This week's project for The Cutting Cafe was to make any of the Christmas tree files, including a box, a book, a goodie bag holder, sentiment stamps and a 3-D Christmas tree.  I decided to make the 3-D Christmas tree with some Christmas designer card stock .  It was easy to cut out with my Silhouette and easy to put together.  The hardest part was finding elements to decorate the tree!  That was also the most fun part.  I used Stickles, rhinestones, mini snowflakes, and mini candy canes and to top it off, I used a large, gold star brad that I cut the legs off.  My sister, who was visiting liked it so much that I gave it to her to take to her home!

Just some little tips... tape the tree pieces together from the back so you can't see the tape.  It helped to glue the points on the top, together and then glue the brad on the top of the points.  Also, be sure to decorate it before you put it together.  It is much easier that way.  Trust me, I know...   ;-)

Be sure to check out the other designer's projects here.  You will surely be impressed!

Until next time...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gingerbread Good Enough to Eat... But don't!!

It's gingerbread time at Imagine That Digi Stamp Progressive Challenge.  I decided to do 2 cards because I wanted to use the gingerbread people, but I also wanted to use the gingerbread house.  It is designed so beautifully!  I couldn't resist... I used a lot of different elements to make these cards.  What fun!  If you visit the site above, you can do the progressive challenge too.  If you are new to this challenge, you will have to pay a small fee for the file, but you will get next month's challenge digi for free!  If you do the challenge each month, you will continue to get a free digi each month.

Be sure to check out the site and see what the other designers have made.  Also, you can see what other people have made for the challenge.  Do it, it's fun!

These cards have been entered in the following challenge:

Till next time...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Candy Cane Box

Hi everyone.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  I have been gone for 2 weeks and finally was able to get back in the game.  I have been busy making cards and this candy cane box and I am finally able to post them.  The project that I made is from the candy cane holder box file.  I used a heavy weight card stock and had a great time decorating it.  Check out the other projects at The Cutting Cafe and see what wonderful projects the other designers have made!

I have filled the box with six candy canes.  I took the first picture with a couple of candy canes hanging out to give you an idea of what it will hold.  Enjoy!
This project has been added to the following challenges:

Till next time...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Step in the Snow

Today's card for The Cutting Cafe Design Team is suppose to be a step card.  I have never made a step card before, so it was fun to try something new.  I used the single step template and cut it with my Silhouette.  I decided to use some images from other sets so that everything I used is available on The Cutting Cafe shop.  I used Winter White Flower Soft for the snowman and the snow and White Opal Liquid Pearls for the hat.  The rest was colored with Copic and Sharpie markers with designer paper for the backgrounds.  There are different step cards that come with this file.  Try doing each one and see what fun you can have, coming up with ideas to embellish them.

Be sure to check out the shop to see some of the wonderful projects that Regina
has come up with.  She really does an amazing job!

By the way, I have my new Zentangle site up and running, now.  Please check it out:
I would love for you to become a follower and don't forget to leave me a comment!

This card was entered into the following challenge:

Till next time...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Birthday Sea Horse

Hi everyone.  This week, I am getting away from holiday cards and I am going to showcase Imagine That Digi Stamps Progressive Challenge digital stamp.  This month we are doing the free digital stamp set called Birthday Sea Horse.  I think it is a she horse so I made her into a girlie card.  I also used the Birthday Bubbles n' Things papers which can be found on the web site.  I wanted to make her bright and colorful and added some embossing glitter around the image die cut.  I hope you like her.  It is a fun set to make for a child's birthday, girl or boy.

Be sure to go to the challenge blog and learn how you can get this set 
(and a new one every month for free)!

Next week, I will be going back to my holiday cards.  Enjoy!

Till next time...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Box

Today, I am showcasing my creation for The Cutting Cafe design team.  We were to use the Pizza Box file.  I suppose you are able to size it any way that you want, if you have a cutting machine.  I decided to use it exactly as it showed up on my Silhouette mat.  I used a heavy designer card stock and added a whole bunch of elements that tied in with the "sweets" theme.  I didn't know that I had so much stuff that I could use!  They were packed away in photo boxes and I only open them at Christmas time.   I made the bow and used glue dots to hold it together.  I have a lot of Christmas themed buttons and I thought the wrapped candy button was the perfect topper for the bow.  I hope you enjoy my fun project.  Don't forget to leave a comment for me.  I LOVE hearing from you!

Close-up of bow and Merry Christmas element.

 While you are there, check out the other design team member's projects.
I have entered this project in the following challenges:
Till next time...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Blue Angel

Hi everyone.  Today, I am showcasing my latest card for Imagine That Digi Stamps design team.  I chose the angel from the Christmas Angel set.   I decided to color her in blue.  Isn't that the color that angels wear?   I had some nice blue christmas designer paper and decided to use that for the background, but I also found some parchment paper that had clouds printed on it so I used brads to attach it to the background.   I thought it gave her a more "Heavenly" look.  I also used a lot of Sakura Clear Star gel pen to really give her wings an ethereal look.  Unfortunately, it doesn't really show up very well on the pic, but trust me, it shines nicely in person.  I hope you enjoy my card.
Next week, we will be doing a new Progressive Challenge for the month of November.  
If you have been playing along, you will receive the file, free of charge.
 If you haven't played before, you can still join in the fun.  Just play along with this month's challenge and you will automatically get the next month's digi for free!  

Till next time...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Hi all.  For this week, our project for The Cutting Cafe design team was to use either the printable stamp set called "With Gratitude" or the "Grateful" word shaped card-cut file.  I chose the second one.  I have never made a word card before, so I thought it was time.  I used card stock and designer paper for the card.  I Printed the sentiment and added all of the elements.  Some of them are buttons, some are paper flowers and others are just things I found in my craft studio that I thought would compliment the card. On the inside top, I printed Happy Thanksgiving.

There are some wonderful holiday files on The Cutting Cafe's site.  Regina makes them user friendly.  Even if you don't have a cutting machine, she makes them easy to cut out by hand!  Don't forget to check out the other designer's cards while you are there.

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Have a happy Halloween!

Till next time...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Fuzzy Teddy (Not the kind you wear, silly!)

Hi everyone.  Today I am posting for Imagine That Digis design team.  I felt like doing something a little different this time.  I colored the image with Sharpie markers and used grey flocking for the teddy bear and white flocking for the snow and the top of his hat.  I really didn't know how to use flocking, so I just tried different ways to adhere it.  I think I actually know now, after working on it for hours!  But hey, that's what this is about. We are here to learn.  I used a clear star Sakura glitter gel pen for the snowflake on his hat and used Glossy Accents on his nose, eyes ears and the bottom of his feet.  I wanted to put some type of border around the image.  I cut the image with a Spellbinders die and then cut the same size in red.  I then cut the red piece across the middle and adhered it to the back of the image to give the top and bottom, a border effect.  The whole thing was glued to glittered, designer card stock.  I added the foam snowflake on the top corner.  I braided red and white yarns with a green tinsel twine and wrapped it around the card and knotted it in the front to complete my card.

Be sure to check out the Imagine That blog and see what the other Design Team members have done this week.  Happy Halloween everyone!

Till next time...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas Pillow Box

Hi all.  Today I am posting a pillow box for The Cutting Cafe design team.  This is the first time that I have made a pillow box, but it was really quite easy.  I chose my designer card stock and used the plain box svg file from the assorted pillow box set.  I added JOY from another Cutting Cafe file and placed it in the center of my template.  Before I glued it together, I added a piece of parchment paper behind the JOY cut-out.  Then, I taped it on the back.  The top and bottoms fold at the curved lines and that is what gives it that pillow shape.  I used a sentiment from another file and printed it on white card stock.  I sponged the edges and added the red bow.  That was all there was to it!  Regina has many pillow box files for different holidays and occasions, or do what I did and make your own cut-out design. 

I hope you will try your hand at making these cute and easy pillow boxes.

Just a reminder that I will not be posting again until Oct. 26th.  See you then!

Till next time...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Joyous Reindeer

This week, I am showcasing a card for the Imagine That Digi Stamps design team, called Joyous Reindeer.  The set comes with the four reindeer, together, or you can use each one separately.  For my card, I used the digi outlines together, with the sentiment included.  After printing the digis, I used Copic and Sharpie markers to color the image.  I sponged the background with yellow ink and added some glitter with a Clear Star gel pen.  I used a dark green base card stock and used a border punch on the front part of the card.  I cut a strip of red and glued it to the inside of the card to help the border stand out.  The picture does not really do the card justice.  It seems to have picked up all of the
bad spots!  Oh well, if you are lucky, you may be the recipient of this cute card and
you will see it in a better light!

I won't be posting next week because I will be out of town, but, I will be 
back on the 26th of October with another great card!

Till next time...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Hi all.  Today, I have a card for the The Cutting Cafe Design Team.  Usually, I do a cut (svg) file, but today, I am showcasing some digi files.  We were able to choose from the following sets:

Halloween Trio - Printable Stamp Set
A Bunch of Monsters - Printable Stamp Set
Crazy Candy Corn - Printable Set

I chose the Trio Set and added a couple of other Halloween digis from other Cutting Cafe Files.

I just learned a new fold and decided to try using it on this card.  I used double sided, printed card stock for the base.  I printed the images that I wanted to use.  The trio is on the inside of the card but I used some other trio and double images and fussy cut them out.  I colored all of the images with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I used a Clear Star glitter pen on some of the elements.  The saying is also from the trio set.  I glued the images that I had cut out onto white card stock so they would stand out against the dark backgrounds and distressed the edges in orange ink.  I think it turned out really cute.  What do you think?

 The outside of the card.

The inside of the card (opened up)

This card has been entered into the following challenge:  Squigglefly

I would love to hear your comments and please visit The Cutting Cafe blog and see all of the wonderful projects that our very talented design team made!

Till next time...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Imagine That Progressive Challenge

Hi all.  Today I am posting a card for Imagine That Progressive Challenge.  The image that we are using for the challenge is called Gertie Goose.  If you played last month, then you should have received your image for free.  If you didn't play, you can purchase the file for $1.25 and enter it into our challenge, and you will be eligible to receive the free image for November!  For my card, I printed the image onto beige card stock.  I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to color it in.  I wanted to make the goose white so I used a white gel pen to color her.  I also used a Clear Star gel pen to give the pie plate a glittery look.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the layered image, distressed the edges and used pop dots for dimension.  The orange base was stamped with pies for a water mark effect.  Unfortunately, it is hard to see it in the picture.  I added a sheer bow that I colored with a Copic marker and glued it on the top of the card.

Be sure to check out the Imagine That Blog and see the great work that the other design team members have made!
I hope you decide to play along with us for this cute October challenge digi.

Till next time...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chinese Take Out Anyone?

Boy, did I have fun last week!  I was working on a wonderful project from The Cutting Cafe.  We were to use the Chinese Take Out Box template which also included a template for making fortune cookies, fortunes and all!  I wanted to make mine rather authentic looking so I used a heavy base weight card stock to cut out the box on my Silouhette.  I followed the directions and folded and glued it.  I decided to stamp all four sides with some of my Oriental stamps (I have a lot!)  The one big mistake I made was stamping AFTER I put the box together instead of BEFORE!   Oops... It turned out fine, anyway.  I made the handle with some bling type ribbon that is stiff.  I wanted it to stay up like the wire handle on the real boxes.  By the way, this box is only 2 1/4 " high.  You can make it larger, but my Silhouette machine will only use paper up to 8 1/2 X 11" so I had to use what I had.  It could have also been cut by hand, but I wasn't into doing that so much.  To make the fortune cookies, I printed out the sayings that were included in the set and followed the directions on how to put them together.  After they were together, I sponged them to make them look real.

 Take out box front (opened)

Take out box side and back (closed)

If you want to have a great gift for someone who loves Chinese food, you simply must go to The Cutting Cafe and buy this set!   If you don't want to make your own,  I can take orders for these sets.

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think!   

Till next time...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Pad or Yours?

My design Team project for this week for Imagine That Digi Stamps is called Skipper's Pad.  I used the  line image and colored it with Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers.  I cut the lily pad by hand and glued it to a scalloped oval shape and used pop dots to put it on the green, embossed layer.  I really wanted to make this a 3-D card so I decided to try my hand at making a lotus flower.  I used some hand-made petals and glued them in layers.  For the inside of the flower, I rolled up a few pieces of paper that I had painted yellow and glued them together with Glossy Accents.  I punched the butterfly and used a glue dot to keep him on the background, with his wings up.  The base card was dry embossed and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.    

Looking forward to showing you what's in store for next week!

Please keep the comments coming!

Till next time...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Acorn Shaped Card for The Cutting Cafe

This week, we are doing cards for fall at The Cutting Cafe.  We had a choice of  an Acorn Shaped Card, a Fall Shaped Card, or the Welcome Fall printable set.  I chose the Acorn Shaped card.  I cut the card base with my Silouhette and then cut out the top pieces out of 2 different designer papers.  I added the white "stitch" lines around the whole thing.  I used a die cut for the leaves and the vine.  The sentiment is cut from some designer paper and popped up with pop dots for added dimension.  I used glue dots to attach the orange bows to the stem, to match the leaves and the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy my card.  I love comments and would love to hear from you! 

Till next time...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wrapped in Prayer

This week's Imagine That Inspiration Blog, design team inspiration is from a cute digi stamp set called Give a Hoot.  Kris, originally made it for Breast Cancer Awareness, but she added some extra digis in order to use it for other things.  For my card, I chose not to do a breast cancer awareness card.  Since I have Multiple Myeloma, I decided to use the burgundy colors for my cancer.  I printed the digi image twice.  One time on white card stock and the second time on a burgundy dotted pattern paper, cut it out and paper pieced  it to make the scarf.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and beak to give it more dimension.  I die cut the image and sponged it in a light blue.  I glued the image onto another piece of coordinating paper and glued it on to the green card base.  I added 3 sticky flowers that I colored with my markers.

Close up of face with Glossy

Another fun project from Imagine That Digis by Kris.

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Cutting Cafe Overalls Shaped Card

Hi Folks.  Today, I have the most adorable project to share with you from The Cutting Cafe.
We were to choose from:  

Overalls Shaped Card-Cutting File
All About Boys- Printable Stamp Set
Funny Car Treat Box and Shaped Card Set-Cutting File

I chose the overalls shaped card because I thought it was so darn cute.  At first, I didn't catch the entire information from our directions of what we were to do.  I didn't realize that we were just doing boy themes.  Duh, I should have read the whole thing!  Anyway, when I went to write and post this blog, that is when I figured out that I had messed up, because I made the girly version of the overalls.  Soooo, I made another pair for a boy.  The file is so easy to work with that I didn't mind doing another one.  So, I am going to show you both.  For the boy card, I used a thick, double sided card stock that was a plaid.  I wanted something in blue.  I cut out the overalls and the other pieces on my Silhouette machine.  I used 3 different card stock designs, cutting each color separately.  I glued on the pieces and used a white gel pen to make stitches.  I printed a digital frog image, that I made very small, to put on the pocket.  I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it out and glued onto the pocket.

For the girly overalls, I did the same thing, but used a flower from the set, for the pocket.  I added some ribbon to tie in with the colors of the card stock.

Girly Overalls

Be sure to check out the The Cutting Cafe Blog  where Regina will be giving away sets, just for leaving comments.  You can also sign up for her weekly emails on the blog so you don't miss what's going on at The Cutting Cafe!

As always, I love your comments, so keep them coming!  You can also follow me by signing up on my site.  I am trying to get 50 followers and then I will have some blog candy for a lucky winner!

The boys overalls card has been entered in to the following challenges:

Till next time... 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple Box

Hi everyone.  Today, I am going to show you a cute project from The Cutting Cafe.  Our theme this week was school projects.  One of the choices was an apple box set.  This is a cut file that also has some  tags and background paper included.  I decided that I wanted to do something different.  I didn't want the apple on the front of the box to be see-through so when the file was cut with the apple opening, I just slipped a square piece of red card stock inside the box, behind the cut out and I had a red apple.  I made 2 red apple cuts and put a small piece of card stock, sticking out between the 2 pieces and glued them together.  Then, I made a slit in the box top and inserted the card stock piece into the slit so that the apple looked like it was sitting on top of the box.  I used a white gel pen to make the stitches around the front of the box and on the apple shapes.  I glued some punched leaves onto the apples, tied the lid of the box with raffia and I was done!

This is a really easy project to make and a lot of fun!  

Till next time...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Imagine That Free Digi Stamp and Challenge

Hi all.  Today I have a just released digi stamp from Imagine That Digi Stamps.  It is for their monthly progressive challenge.  His name is Penguin Cocoa and he is FREE!  Normally, you must have played in the previous challenge in order to get a free image, but this month, you didn't have to play last month!  You will get this adorable penguin digi stamp absolutely free and then you will be eligible to play each month and get the new challenge image each time, without having to pay anything!  Gotta love that!  Of course Kris has so many wonderful images, you might want to look around and see if there is anything else you might want.  The prices are excellent and you can get whole sets.  Anyway, back to my card.  I printed and colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.  I used snow glitter to the pom pom on top of his hat and on the ends of the braided part of the hat.  To make the foam in his cup, I mixed my own embossing powder.  I used white, a touch of a  glittery, coppery brown and some extra thick embossing powder.  I kept heating and adding more powder and heated some more.  I did this about 4-5 times to get the effect that I wanted.  I printed some of the Christmas digi, designer paper from the IT store and used a snowflake border punch for the bottom.  The extra snowflakes that popped out, I glued to the designer paper.

This is what the entire set includes.

Hope you like my card!  Please leave me a message and let me know what you think.
I LOVE seeing comments!!

I have entered this card in the following challenge:

Till next time...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Candy Corn Box

Well, it is a bit early for Halloween, but I thought that I would get a head start and if I am lucky, I might be able to sell some of my things.  I have added a few cards to my Etsy Store.  I will be adding some more soon.  This week, we were able to use any file from The Cutting Cafe because we have some new people on the design team as well as a few who have left.  (I have been asked to do another term.)  After December, I have to leave the team as we are only allowed to serve 2 consecutive terms in a row. Anyway, I decided to make this adorable candy corn box.  I cut out the pieces on my Silhouette Portrait  using different cards stocks.  I embossed the white top and the bottom is a glittery yellow.  I used Viva Decor ice white pearl pen and added some pearl dots for texture.  The tag was made on my computer. I punched it out and added a glittery black bow to make it stand out. I finished it off with some orange and white ribbon.  Hopefully you will be able to see the glittery areas.

Now I just need to figure out what to put in it and who to give it to!

Hope you enjoy this fun project!

Till next time...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Multiple Myeloma Card and Blog Winner

Hi all.  First, I would like to thank everyone who participated in The Cutting Cafe's blog hop last week.  It was a lot of fun and I wish that you could all be winners!  However, I have picked one random winner.  Her name is Krista.  She won the file that I used for my card which is Flip Card Files.  Krista, your file should be on its way ver soon! Thanks again for playing!

Today I made a card for a challenge at Digi Darla's.  The theme was anything goes (with a twist).  The twist was it had to be a digi image, it had to have a butterfly and it had to have ribbon.  I cut out my image and sponged the different colors in layers.  The ribbon is burgundy because that is the Multiple Myeloma color.  I use a die cut to cut and emboss the butterflies and added them to the image with clear dots.  I used pop dots to raise the image from the embossed card base.  I used a Clear Star gel pen and did some highlights on the image as well as the butterflies.  I hope you like my card.  I just felt that I wanted to do a cancer card. 

I will take orders for the card and do any colors you would like as well as any color ribbon.  
The price will be $4.00 including shipping.  Please contact me through my email that is on the side column on the right near the bottom.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the Cutting Cafe Blog Hop.  You have probably arrived here from the blog of our wonderful Flowerdisco Agnes. The summer design team is coming to an end this week, but I have been asked to return for another season.  I will be on the team until the end of December.  However, there are some people leaving and some new ones coming, so, we are having a blog hop to mark the end of the season.  Each of the girls in the hop are giving away the same set that they used on their project!  My project is a flip card.  The files can be seen here.  In order to win this file set, you must leave a comment on my blog!  The hop will be from Wednesday, August 28th until Friday, August 30th at midnight.  I will randomly draw 1 winner on Saturday, August 31st. and will email you, if you are the lucky winner.  I will also post it here on my blog. 
Here is my card...
 This is the front of the card, partially opened.

 This is the inside of the card fully opened with the sentiment and
another design on the flip side of the piece in the window.

I have never made a card like this before, but I always wanted to learn how to do it.  
With these files, you can make it very easily!  If I pick your name, you could be making this card with your own embellishments and stamps!  
 The next person on the blog hop is Lisa Minkcler .  Check out her site, she has a wonderful 
project to show you!

Until next time...

Imagine That Scarecrow Card

I made this adorable card for this week's Imagine That Design Team project.  I really had fun with this card because I used the png files that had all of the images separate and I just added them where I wanted them to be.  I was able to change sizes of some of the images in order to make my own scene.  I also added the sentiment to the scene.   After that, I printed it out and colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I decided that I wanted to make it a window card so I mounted the scarecrow scene inside.  I cut the oval and the frame with a dye cut and glued the frame over the oval cut-out.  For the front of the card, I stamped and embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder.  I added the leaves that were cut out on my Silouhette Portrait and embossed them.  I thought it added a little color where it was needed.

This is the set that I used.

Outside of the card

Inside of the card

Check out the store and see all of the great digi sets that Kris has to offer!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Created With Love Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

Till next time...