Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Mitten

I can't get enough of making these shaped cards. They are so much fun to create. This mitten pattern is another great file from The Cutting Cafe. Be sure to check out all the new items this week!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas All Around

Christmas All Around is the name of the printable stamp file from The Cutting Cafe (see my link on the side) that I used to make these cards. I also used my Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, watercolor markers, and lots of glitter to make this Christmas card set.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Santa Bingo Card

A nostalgic card using an old postcard image and printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe. The Bingo themed file has so many wonderful images available for all occasions. If you haven't checked out The Cutting Cafe, you should. Regina's got a printable set for almost anything you could possibly dream of!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Get One While They're Free!!!

Regina is giving away a Christmas Daily file at the Cutting Cafe. You've got until Thursday at midnight to download one of these for free. The file is loaded with amazing things that I'm sure you will be able to use!

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO....the free file CHRISTMAS DAILY is now online until THURSDAY at is the link:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I experimented with coloring a transparency for this card. I printed the Christmas bulbs on the transparency and then colored them with sharpie markers. It took a little practice to get the markers to color evenly but it can be done! The sentiment and images all came from The Cutting Cafe. I used the files: Christmas Long Phrases and Bulbs for the Tree.

Turkey Time

Quick little Thanksgiving card using Happy Thanksgiving file from The Cutting Cafe and the Doodlecharms cartridge from Cricut.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

and the winner is............

Jeri!!!! Congratulations! You won my give away for the For Your Neighbors file from the Cutting Cafe! It's an awesome file with lots of fun things in it. Hope you will create some amazing things!

Thank you everyone for playing along and leaving me the sweetest comments! I sure appreciate them!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thank You Neighbor

Yes....another card using some of those amazing printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe! The sentiment around my window came from the For Your Neighbor file. I whipped up the house shaped card from the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge...that is one awesome cartridge. If you love making cards it would be an excellent investment.
I'll be giving away the For Your Neighbor file to one lucky winner. Just be sure to leave a comment and I'll be selecting a random winner on Wednesday! Good Luck!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Hate Cooking

...well I really dislike to cook and thought that the printed circle stamp from The Cutting Cafe was a perfect match to my thoughts! The stamp came from the file titled Kitchen Circle Words. There are lots more sentiments in these files in favor of cooking for those of you who do like to cook! I also opened one of my newest Cricut cartridges for this card. I just got From My Kitchen...lots of fun images on this cartridge!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge

My assignment for Creative Express last month was to highlight the Stand and Salute cartridge. If you thought this cartridge was to use for military and patriotic themes, think again. I found several different ways to use this cartridge from layouts to cards. I also used the new Basic Grey June Bug collection and for my layout I love Kaiser's Grunge collection (I think this set is just perfect for a teenage boy)

Monday, August 31, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons....

This card was created using the printable stamp file called "For the Love of Lemons" from The Cutting Cafe. There are over twenty printable stamps and phrases available in this file...all with a fun lemon theme!

Spooky Treats Just for You!

How fun is this Witch's Hat card template from The Cutting Cafe? This came from a thirteen piece Halloween file that is filled with other fun shapes and printable stamps. If you're thinking of making some Halloween cards you just have to check out this file.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

School Days

Used some Basic Grey Recess paper and this cute apple-shaped card and school sentiments from The Cutting Cafe (see link) for this back to school card.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Destination Florida (CX Assignment May)

Loved working with the MM Great Escape album and accessories to make this album about my trip to Florida.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It is Stinkin Hot!

I used a wonderful cutting file from The Cutting Cafe called Sweet Shaped Cards and also a stamped file called Summer Circle Words to make this fun little ice cream cone card. There is also an envelope file for the card too!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Love is Like....

I made this card using the Social Butterfly set from The Cutting Cafe for my sentiment and the Cricut Wild Card cartridge for the flower shaped card. I was experimenting a little with my border on this card and decided to weave a ribbon around the circular sentiment.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 4th Greetings

The Cutting Cafe has some adorable files for the 4th of July available and these cards are a breeze to put together quickly. Regina is also running a special on these this weekend. If you buy one of the July 4th files you get the background file for free! I can't believe that the 4th is here already...where did June go? My star card is also made from a Cutting Cafe file and includes ovals, hearts, and circle templates!

Thank Ewe

These printed stamp files from the Cutting Cafe are just the cutest. There's a whole set of these printed word and stamp files. I wanted to work with the "Thank Ewe" one so that I'd get a chance to justify buying some flocking! LOL!!! Check out my link to the Cutting Cafe on my sidebar of places to shop.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's been a while...

I've been on vacation and then had some minor surgery done and I just hadn't found time to post anything...but today I have a simple card to share that I created with some stamps from Happy Little Stamps (see the link to the store)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lyrical Letter Projects (CX April Assignments)

This month at Creative Xpress, I was assigned to work with the Lyrical Letters Cartridge. This is one amazing cartridge. Would you believe it has six different fonts? I made two different cards and a layout. I had a hard time deciding which fonts and images to use...soooo many to pick from!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Because You are Sweet

Who can resist these adorable shaped cupcake cards from The Cutting Cafe? ...and bonus....a envelope to fit it too! The little sentiment stamp is a perfect match for this card. The stamp is part of a set from Happy Little Stamps. I'm all set for someone to have a birthday now!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MME Bloom

My assignment for CX last month was to work with the Bloom paper line by My Mind's Eye. I created an album and altered a small wooden photo frame. I fell in love with this paper line. I used every scrap of it on different projects this month. The sweet little Ava is my girlfriend's grandchild. Isn't she just the cutest?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Last Minute Mother's Day Card

I seem to have procrastinated too long and am scurrying around this morning finishing this last card for Mother's Day. I used my Cricut Wild Card cartridge to make my round scalloped card and the circle stamped sentiment came from The Cutting Cafe.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Everyday is Mother's Day

Needed to make a card for my mother-in-law, who'll be here for a visit on Friday. Used more of that awesome Bloom paper from MME and a cute mother's day file from The Cutting Cafe.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Winner of my Blog Hop RAK....

is posted over in the announcements at Outta This Funk! Click here to find out who won! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did Saturday! There were so many awesome project to be inspired by!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Let's Get Hopping - Blog Hopping with Outta This Funk!

It a beautiful Saturday morning and what a great day for Outta This Funk's first blog hop! Hope you will join in the fun and hop along with us. I know you will find lots of inspiring things along the way.

I altered this notebook as my contribution to the hop today. I love to use these compostion books to hold things I find inspiring from quotes and notes to magazine clippings. They also make great gifts too! I used My Mind's Eye Bloom kit on this and I believe that MME is fast becoming one of my favorite paper companies. I have used every little scrap of that paper kit on several projects lately. I also had to play around with some more of my vintage ladies images that I've collected over the years from public domain sites on the internet.

Leave me a comment and I'll pick one name to win a small alterable notebook kit. Have fun with our hop today.

Nancy's blog is the next stop on your hop at:

Friday, April 24, 2009

You're A+

I'm always looking for things to make cards that I can use at school. Love this little apple stamp from Happy Little Stamps so much. I'm already thinking of other things to do with it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vintage Smarty Pants Cards

If you know much about me, then you know how much I love old vintage images. I couldn't resist having some fun with the Smarty Pants word bubbles from the Cutting Cafe...a little mix of modern fun and some vintage imagery.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sweet Baby!

Lately it seems like so many people I know are having babies! I've needed so many baby shower gifts and cards. I created this card using cutting files from The Cutting Cafe and my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Sale at The Cutting Cafe'

You know how much I love the cutting files at The Cutting Cafe! There's a big sale there this weekend! Check it out:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Monogram Stationery Set (some cards)

Here's a couple of the cards that I made to go with my stationery box.

Monogram Stationery Set (the box)

I so love these little card boxes from The Cutting Cafe. There's even a file in this set to make matching envelopes. I'm thinking ahead to Christmas and making these for gifts. I also used the stamped monogram file to personalize the set.

Delight in the Day

Fun little card that I put together with scraps from my previous card and a ready made embellishment that came with my paper kit.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Much Thanks

I played with this little flower set of stamps from a store at Etsy Aren't they just the cutest stamps? I also couldn't wait to try out some more of my glimmer mists. Those mists are so easy to use. I just layed some shapes on my paper and sprayed away. I think my butterfly image and circle turned out pretty much the way I had envisioned.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Freedom Requires Service

The second half of my assignment last month was to create a "Freedom" layout. This is DS at his CAP graduation last summer. Check out the blogs at CX for a complete supply list and set of instructions.

Happy Trails

This was one of my assignments for CX last month (create a vacation layout). DH and I hiked to the highest part of the Smokey Mountains last summer. Can you tell I'm freezing???? Check out the blogs at CX for complete supply list and instructions.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

E is for Easter

I made this card for a challenge over at Creative Xpress. The challenge was to use a large monogram on your card. I spruced up my giant "E" (love my cricut for things like this) with some buttons, ribbon, decorative pin, and a circle sentiment from The Cutting Cafe.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Easter Card

I just had to try out this half circle card from the Cutting Cafe! This was just such a unique and fun shape to work with. I also used some of the Easter Sentiment stamps from the Cutting Cafe to create the cute little chick, it's egg, and my sentiment.