Friday, April 30, 2010

Cutting Cafe good news...

I would like to mention that Regina is having a 2 for 1 special at Cutting Cafe to celebrate National Card Making Day. For each file you purchase, you can get a second file free of equal value or lessor value. The special is for all day tomorrow until midnight (Pacific Standard Time). Go... check it out... if you are a customer of Cutting Cafe, you will delight in this offer. If you've never been to Cutting Cafe, you will delight in the many many printables that Regina offers.

Cutting Cafe Delights

I love love love anything Cutting Cafe.... I always get great delight in working with the printable images and the lovely and always appropriate sentiments that Regina creates. You just can't find rubber stamps to cover all of the words this lady allows us to use. Here are two cards that I did recently using some of the Cutting Cafe delights.
This is the coffee series. I used the coffee printable as well as the circle sentiment. This card will be just the ticket to send to my coffee-sharing friend. I even sewed a wee bit on the card, and as always I did the Cuttlebugging. Gotta love my sweet Cuttlebug.
This card has been designed with the butterfly shape card. It's so easy.... the card just designs itself. Here is the Cutting Cafe link to view the printable. I used a pattern paper that actually has butterflies on it, and I cut a small one out to sit above the main body. Oh those jewels.
Gotta love the bling.

Monday, April 26, 2010


The Winner is:...Cuttlebugcourt. Congrats to this visitor to my blog ...she has won the white embroidery tee shirt. Thanks to everyone who visited and left sweet comments.
Month end. I love month end because that is when we are able to do a blog hop along with our weekly challenge for BBTB2. This challenge is hosted by that oh so wonderfully talented Donna Mundinger. She has chosen the Sentimentals cartridge and we are to design our creations with the bee.
I do not have the Sentimentals cart but I do have a lot of bee die cuts to select from. I went to my old standby of so many years (BC..before Cricut), my Sizzix dies. This bee is one of my favorite cuts.
Now, if you began this blog hop at BBTB2, you were directed to sweet Lori to see her project on the challenge. Lori has directed you here to my blog site, and I will direct you to Julia's blog here. Do do do visit all of the designer sites to see what they have created, and to participate in the blog candy they are offering.

Here is my card: I have quite a few Lasting Impressions patterned cardstock which I used to use for the Lasting Impressions Brass embossing dies. I took one 8-1/2x11 sheet of the gold plaid paper and I made two cards from this. I added two sizes of my Nesties and ran them through my Cuttlebug embossing folder. The bee, of course, is from my Sizzix die, and the sentiment was cut from my Just Because cartridge (page 56). I tried the bee die on that page but wasn't thrilled with the final die. I added a jewel for a wee bit of bling for Ms. Bee.
For my blog candy offering, I always dig into some sewing project or some embroidery work. I have this Size SMALL white tee shirt that bears a pretty orange rose design. If you wish to be part of the draw, please leave a comment. I will draw a winner on Friday, April 30. Please check back after noon to see the name of the winner and if your name appears, please email me quickly so I can make arrangements to mail the tee shirt to you. If I do not hear from the winner by May 4, I will draw another name. TFL to each of you, and hop on now to Julia's blog.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cutting cafe/Faith In You

I had so much fun making this silly little card with a pickle on it. The pickle is from my new Just Because cartridge. I cut the pickle in 3 different layers, ran it through the ever-so-wonderful Cuttlebug embossing folder as well as the card base. Inside you will see a very appropriate sentiment from Regina's Cutting Cafe. I actually love this little silly card. You can see the Cutting Cafe set here.

All About Boys/Cutting Cafe

I was asked to make a few cards for little boys and what better to grab up some of Regina's Cutting Cafe printables. You can a wee portion of this set here, and I have used a few from different sets she offers. Here are the cards. A little of this, a little of that, but I think each one is very cute.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Happy Monday to each of you. This week's challenge was selected by our design team sister, DeeDee, and she chose From My Kitchen cartridge and we were to use the card cut on page 59. That would be the ice cream sundae key, with a shift and "tabs" feature. Here is my card.

The base of the card has blue paper that had great texture, and then I put it through the Cuttlebug embossing folder to get those pretty scattered flower impressions. The FMK card cut is pink, and I used the negative flowers to add along the lower rim of the pink card. I put a few jewels on the pink buds, added two pretty blue ribbons, and the sentiment "Spring" is from my Blackletter cartridge. I love print that has a calligraphy feel to it and this cartridge does the trick. I found a wee butterfly laying in a tray and I just added her to the scene. Please pop over and visit BBTB2 to see the cards the other designers presented. You'll love them as I do.

Monday, April 12, 2010

BBTB2/Plantin Schoolbook/Rick Rack

Winner of the Cat Check Book Cover: I am pleased to give the winner of the draw for the fabric checkbook cover. Congrats to a BBTB2 DT sister, Beth Moore. When we do a regular blog hop at the end of the month for the BBTB2, naturally DT sisters are exempt from the draws on the blog candy. Since this blog candy was a "just because" kinda thing, I tossed the name of all visitors into the draw and up came BETH. So email me, Beth, and I will get this little cat thing mailed off to you.
It was my week as hostess on BBTB2 and I went to one of my fav carts. Plantin Schoolbook. It has so many cute cuts on it, and one that I use frequently is what I call the rick rack cut. This is my card. I used snippets of papers from my scrapbin, I used a sweet Cutting Cafe printable, my wonderful and cherished Cuttlebug for embossing, a punch heart with some buttons, a ribbon adorning the neck of my cute little green and white checkered giraffe (from New Arrival). TFL, and be sure to visit Bitten By The Bug2 for inspiration.

Now, this is a just because Blog Candy offer. I am knee deep in making cute little checkbook covers and camera case wristlets and a few other fabric goodies. Sometimes there are little imperfections in the finished product and this is the case concerning this cute little cat checkbook. If you don't mind carrying a little checkbook that has a wee tiny little blip in it, then leave your name and I will put you in the draw on April 15th. Please check back after 2:30 that day and if your name shows as the winner, please email me with your addie so I can mail it. If I do not hear from the winner by April 17th, then I will draw another name. TFL...

Friday, April 09, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Trees

I love this simple tree from Cutting Cafe. Once I printed out the printable, I simply added some gold jewels and a MS tree leaf. The edges are scalloped with an MS punch, that white base is mounted on a black base and then onto a preprinted gold harlequin Lasting Impressions cardstock which is cut at the A2 size. For some more printables in this set, please see Cutting Cafe here.

Monday, April 05, 2010

BBTB2/New Arrival/Delivery

Carla is our hostess this week and she selected the baby in the sling from New Arrival. Now, New Arrival is one of my fav cartridges (see I've said that a lot lately about a lot of different cartridges, but...what can I say...they ALL are fantastic). This card came together so quickly because once the baby and sling were cut and embellished, I simply Cuttlebugged the card front with the "baby" embossing folder. The sentiment is also from N.A. Thanks for stopping by to visit and I hope you will visit BBTB2 and enjoy the cards from the designers.

Have a wonderful week.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Cutting Cafe Easter

Here is another card designed from Regina's Cutting Cafe printables. You can see the delightful selection here. The card front has been embossed with the Cuttlebug, and the pretty delicate edging is a MS punch. I added some gold ribbons and a small punched gold cross. I really do love this card, and I hope you like it too. Please visit Cutting Cafe and see these wonderful choices.