Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cutting Cafe Precious Stuff

Regina has created some new designs for the printable image on The Cutting Cafe.  Oh  how I love these.  Here are a few: Thank Ewe, Little Lady and Sweet.  I had a lot of fun designing these cards using the images.   

New Zealand at its best..

I took hundreds of photos of Bruce and Jill when they came to America from Dunedin, New Zealand...  And although I love them all, this one I think is my fav.  This is our first meeting after 15 years of emailing, right under the Clock Tower at Farmer's Market in Los Angeles.  We were 3 excited folks. 

Monday, May 25, 2009


For the current BBTB challenge, Regina asked us to design with the Animal Kingdom cart and to use the bookmark.  I captured the zebra along with the bookmark ...  stop by and take a look at the absolutely darling projects.  For the record, I hated mine. I had one of those mind blanks on what to do, and as is typical, once she posted the other designer bookmarks, I smacked myself upside the noggin and said "DUH, why didn't I think of THAT"?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Trays and Trays

For the past two days, I have been working on replenishing the die cut trays that I haul to the several scrapbook clubs I belong to.  I sell a lot of these dies and it's a full out concentrated effort to keep the trays up to date.  I haven't worked on the trays in a while so there are many empty bags, and I am adding a lot of new things from the Cricut Carts.  is a picture of the trays. Waiting to be "fed".

Cards, etc., etc.

Here is a card using the wonderful frosted card panels from SHORTCUTS. The BBTB team will do a challenge shortly  using these sheets, and my card for that challenge will be shown then and I will give you the link for their shoppe. . I love the way the design just sort of hangs in midair...

I made a pact. I was going to spend a whole week making cards that were comprised on ONLY scrapbin papers and trays of sitting-around embellished die cuts.  I made about 80 cards, some very very simple, others a little more design-worthy ...  Now, I must admit though...the papers are scrapbin contributions, but on the these cards I  had to seek final designs from the Indie Art and Home Decor carts for sentiments and die cuts. 

Monday, May 18, 2009

BBTB/Storybook/The Cutting Cafe..BLOG STUFF...

UPDATE: I am happy to announce the winner of the draw.  Our winner is: JENNRO. Please email me soon so that we can make arrangements for the win to arrive in your email box. 

Well, this is one exciting BBTB post because there is some fantastic blog candy for you to win.  Our BBTB challenge is to use one of Regina's printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe, and so we have the Cricut in the mix, we are to use the frame cut on Storybook.  This is the card I made. 
 You will see a cupcake on the card.  The Cupcake printable stamp is being offered by Regina as blog candy.  Here is the Cupcake Gallery so you can take a peek at the awesome cards made by the designers.
Now, ...we will draw a winner for the Cupcake Printable Stamps on May 23rd. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog.  All comments left will be considered for the draw unless you state that you do not wish to be in the drawing.  And if you leave your name, be sure to check back case you are the winner, I will need some information. The winner will  need to contact me no later than May 29th or I will do another draw.  If you want to see more wonderful cards, follow my lead to DeeDee's site, and once there you can sign up for more blog candy. Isn't this wonderful? Now...hurry to DeeDee's blog and drink in her fantastic cards and sign up for her blog candy.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hallmark Challenge/Indie Art

We have so  much fun on Hallmark Messageboard taking turns with challenges.  It was my turn for the next challenge and since I so love the Butterfly cut on Indie Art, that is what I selected. 
There are several cards posted already and I had to hurry to catch up.  Here is my card. The butterflies were cut from a transparency that was colored with alcohol inks.  Shout out to Sandi (Celtic Woman) who does a most glorious transparency butterfly and it was from her I learned. 

Friday, May 15, 2009

Frog Blog Candy Winner

There is a winner on the Frog Tote.  Please scroll down to the tote posting for details. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


These two cards are designed from the darling Cupcake Set on Regina's The Cutting Cafe site. I love this set.
Please...stop by The little "wish" is from a Quickutz die, and the butterfly on the other card is from my oh so neat Indie Art cart. Be sure to watch out for posts coming up.  A wonderful blog candy will show up. 
You'll love it, I know....

Monday, May 11, 2009


What a challenge!  Regina asked us to use the Smiley/Frown Face from the Wild Card cartridge for the current BBTB challenge and I had no idea what I could make from this.  But here is what I came up with, and I do hope you will hop over to the BBTB site and take in the challenges from the designers.  Wonderful ideas.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Hallmark Scrapbook Challenge/SYI/Paisley

We are trying to put some oomph back into challenges on the Hallmark Scrapbook messageboard.  This week was Deb's challenge choice and she asked all to do a card or design from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and to use the Paisley cut.  Here is my take on that challenge.  

Monday, May 04, 2009


Happy Monday night to all.  I am just back from Los Angeles with my friends from New Zealand and they are so excited to be viewing a completely different world here in Calif and Arizona. 
I am so thrilled they are here. 
Meantime I am posting Regina's challenge to use the BB cart, the vase and the word Mom in a card design.  The designers for BBTB are just so so so awesome I hope you will stop by and take a look at their creations.  Here is mine. My mother died when I was just 25 years old,  I was just barely married for 2 months. This card is for her.  TFL.