Letters To Santa!!!

Hello and welcome back fellow crafters!!! Here is my latest post for Regina at The Cutting Cafe. For this round we were able to choose any project that we like! YAAY!! I choose to keep going with The Christmas in July theme!  I picked the Mailbox Template and Cutting File which I am absolutely in love with this file! It's soo cute!! Plus there are two different types of mailboxes to choose from.

Super cute right!?! A place to put your letters to Santa Claus!!

I just loved working with this file, it was too much fun! Really endless possibilities!!

The envelopes are also a Cutting Cafe file called Mini Card and Envelope Set. They fit just perfect on the inside.

Lot's of gold accents including the flag on the side.

I hope you enjoy my project as much as I do!! Make sure you check out all of the other design team members projects and leave a comment to be entered to win three files of your choice!!


Christmas In July!

Hello and welcome back fellow crafters!! For this round of projects for Regina at The Cutting Cafe we got to do Christmas in July!! Who doesn't love Christmas is July!?! I found it a little difficult to get in the Christmas spirit though since it has been soo hot lately!! hehehe.

I choose to work with the Assorted Pop Up Cards file at The Cutting Cafe. This is a SUPER cute file as it has tons of pop up cards to work with!! There's flowers, cakes, presents!! It's awesome!!!

I got to raid my Christmas paper which was fun and used an embossed plaid paper with a metallic gold.

I also used the Loopy Loopy Bow file from the Cafe which I LOVE using!! You can re-size it for soo 

Here's the inside of the card with a fun Christmas carol paper. Again, I use the Loopy Loopy Bow file for these little bows. That was a little harder since my hands are huge and I sized them super small! But they came out pretty cute!

A close up of the inside.

Hope you enjoy my card! Make sure you jump over to The Cutting Cafe Blog and check out the other SUPER talented team members designs!! Make sure you leave a comment there to be eligible to win 3 files of your choice!!!


Happy 4th of July/Birthday To My Sister!!

Hello and welcome back fellow crafters!! I wanted to share with you a card I made for my sister's birthday. It just so happens that it's on the 4th of July and she is obsessed with everything patriotic. I found the card on Pinterest and was lead to the blog Just Give Me Stamps. I absolutely love the card and had to replicate it!!

It's a standard A2 sized card with lots of layers, some embossing and distressing!! The stars are Verve's Seeing Stars Stamps.

The Birthday Wishes is also a Verve stamp. Here's the sentiment on the inside.

I know my sister will just love the card!! It's the right amount of Birthday and the right amount of Americana!! Hope you enjoy!!



Welcome back fellow crafters!!! I'm back to cardmaking and back on the design team for Regina at The Cutting Cafe!! YAAY!! I've missed these very talented ladies!! This project for The Cafe was Cupcakes!!! Yum!!! Who doesn't love cupcakes!?!?! I choose to work with 13 Shaker Card Templates & Cutting Files from The Cafe. It's got an assortment of different shakers you can make including this cute cupcake!!

I had some fun cupcake and baking paper that I got at Hobby Lobby and have been wanting to use for a while. It's a 6'' square card and I did the cupcake as a small shaker. Super cute right!?!

I used real sprinkles for the inside of the shaker. Probably not such a great idea since they started breaking and crumbling up pretty quickly! 

I downloaded the "Keep Calm" Font from online as I just love anything "Keep Calm". So now I have the font to do it! 

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Fathers Day!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!! I wanted to share with you the card I made for my boyfriends dad for Fathers Day. Another card inspired from Pinterest! Gotta love Pinterest!!!

I love the more vintage masculine papers with this card. I did it a 6'' square card. 

The ties are from Regina at The Cutting Cafe. It's the For My Tie-Rific Dad Printable Stamp Set and I converted the pdf's from that set to svg's so I could cut them on my Cricut. 

Here's the sentiment on the inside. I found this from a google search and thought it sounded just perfect!!

The original card was scrap-lifted from here.
Hope you enjoy!!!


Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Hello fellow crafters!! I'M BACK!! YAAAY!!!! Lots of amazing changes in my life which kept me away from crafting. My boyfriend and I moved to Northern California for work back in February and I've been trying to get our home back in working order. Mostly so I could craft but also so we could find our clothes…who am I kidding, it's so I could craft!

So here's my first project back! It's my moms 74th birthday and I wanted to make her something special! I found this card on Pinterest and HAD to make it. I LOVE Pinterest….sooo much inspiration there!

It's a standard A2 card with some embossing and a knife pleat ribbon. Lots of stuff I've never tried before so I thought why not!?! I pierced, layered even did some hand stitching. I'm still trying to learn how to stitch paper on my sewing machine, just got to find my sewing machine!!! Hehehe. I had a hard time with the knife pleat, big hands and small ribbon don't mix sometimes….especially when you're trying to do tiny little folds on it. So after six hours of messing with it I finally quit and asked a very talented friend of mine who makes clothing to do it. She did it in 10 minutes. JEEEZ!!!! Thanks Kaja!!!

Here's the sentiment on the inside.

I think it turned out pretty good for my first card back and doing stuff I've never tried before! Hopefully you all enjoy!!! I'll be back soon with Design Team projects for Regina at The Cutting Cafe!!!

Here's my mom and I on the trolley in San Francisco. She came up from Los Angeles to help me unpack and feel more comfortable at home. Thanks Mom!! I couldn't have done this big of a move without you and Whitney!!! I love you both sooooo much and miss you!!!

In Chinatown.

And here's one of my boyfriend and me at Alcatraz Island with our beautiful new home in the background!!

Here's one of my most favorite views ever!!! The Golden Gate Bridge!! I still can't believe that I'm here!!!


A Christmas Shaker Card!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! This round's design team project for Regina at The Cutting Cafe was all about Christmas shaker cards!! How fun!?!?! I must admit this was my first time doing a shaker card and I LOVED it!!! The possibilities are endless!!! We were able to choose from Christmas Shape Shaker Cards or Christmas Word Shaker Cards. I choose to work with the the Christmas Shape Cards and I used the snow globe!!

I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I had a vision that I wanted it to look a little vintage and masculine! It turned out both and would seriously fit right in with our furniture pretty well!!

I used a very fun vintage looking Christmas music paper and the nutcracker is from Lettering Delights.

I glued down a couple snowflake sequins and put a few loose ones with a disco glitter inside.

I also used a Darice embossing folder for the wood grain and colored the accent pieces with a metallic gold marker and used some gold cording. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out and hope you enjoy it!! It's going right up on the mantle with the rest of the Christmas decorations!!

Don't forget to pop on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog and check out the other SUPER TALENTED design team member's projects!!! Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win 3 files of your choice!!!


It's Turkey Time!!! Gobble Gobble!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! For this round's Design Team project for Regina at The Cutting Cafe it was all about Thanksgiving!! YAY!! This is seriously my most favorite time of year!! I love the fall, even though we don't get it here!! People think I'm crazy when I say I want to live in a place where you get all four Season's and experience a white winter but here in SoCal it's ALWAYS the same! We barely get rain! While the weather is beautiful it would be nice to experience seasons!! Hehe.

Anyway, back to the Design Team post! As I said earlier, it's all about Thanksgiving! We were able to choose from Happy Thanksgiving Word Shaped CardTurkey Shaped Card and Thanksgiving Day Printable Stamp Set. I choose to work with the Turkey shaped card! What a fun, cute file!!!

I think he turned out super cute! Plus I got to use my fun fall papers! God I've got SOOO much paper! Hehe.

The file comes with some great sentiments for the inside and for the outside. I LOVE the "eat ham" & the "eat chicken" sentiments! Too much fun!! I changed the eyes up a bit as I wanted him to look a little goofy. I think it turned out pretty darn cute!!

Hope you like!! Make sure you jump over to The Cutting Cafe Blog and leave a comment. You could win 3 free files!!!!


A Fall House!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! For this round's Design Team project for Regina at The Cutting Cafe we got to work on super cute houses!! We had the option to choose from 3D House Set, (WHICH I LOVE!!!!) or House Shaped Card. I choose to work with the 3D house set!!

SUPER CUTE RIGHT!?!?! I wanted to make mine a little fall house! Originally I was intending on using all 3 size houses in the file to make one HUGE house, BUT I ran into a ton of computer problems and lost use of my SCAL 2 software :( I already miss it as I just adore that software! But with Regina's help I was able to learn the basics of my new Explore machine which is fun to use. 

Anyway, the 3D house set has some great options! You can choose from different sized houses, different roof styles, including roofs that open up and make your house a box!! How cool!?!

I used the Sizzix Notebook folder to give the house that "siding" look and a Darice folder on the roof for that "tiled" look.

The house comes with three different trees to use and all three come in different sizes and have the extra pieces to layer. I used the layered pieces to make little shrubs in the front.

You also have different options for windows and doors, even shutters!! The fence and cute little pumpkins came form The Cutting Cafe file Halloween and Fall Colored Images Printable Stamp Set.

I really hope you enjoy my cute little 3D Fall House as much as I enjoyed working with it!! Make sure you get back to The Cutting Cafe Blog and check out the other design team member projects!! Don't forget to leave a comment on the design team blog to win some files!!!


I've Got My Eye On You This Halloween!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! I wanted to share with you this round of Design Team project for The Cutting Cafe! We got to choose from two FUN files!!! Halloween and Fall In A Jar or Halloween and Fall Shaker Cards. Both SUPER cute files and I choose the Halloween and Fall In A Jar!

It was SOO much fun working with this file as there are SOOO many options to choose from!! You can even use it as a printable stamp set! CUTE!!!! I choose to make the scalloped piece red so it would be like blood running down the inside of the jar!

I had to make my eyeballs super creepy so I made them bloodshot…hehehe, creepy right!?!

The set even comes with some fun printable sentiments.  

Hope you enjoy my card!! I think it turned out pretty darn cute!!!


Time For Pumpkins!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!! This weeks project for The Cutting Cafe was all about PUMPKINS!!!! YAAY!!!!! Welcome back fall!!! Seriously this is my favorite time of year!!! I love to watch the leaves turn colors and the smell of Halloween in the air!!! Plus, I've been working on my Halloween costume since July and it's almost time to debut it!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

Anyway, we were able to choose from Halloween Trio Printable Stamp Set, Halloween Fall Milk CartonPumpkin Bread Printable StampPumpkin Treat BoxPumpkin Shaped Card and the one I choose, Pumpkin Trio Shaped Card. Are we sensing a theme yet?!?! Hehe.

I think it turned out pretty darn cute!! Of course I'm going to say that, what do you think?

There's lots of fun options with this card, I choose to do some paper piecing for a more 3 dimensional look. I embossed the pumpkins with Cricut Polka Dots, Distressed Stripes and my favorite Haunted Damask!! I love how the damask print has skulls, spiders, bats and a candelabra in it!!! How cool!!

I got the SUPER CUTE witch hat ribbon from my FAVORITE new hangout Hobby Lobby!! That place RULES!!!

Here's the inside. Cute and simple and straight to the point!!! Hehehe.

One more look!! I hope you like!! I'm in love with it!!