10.20.2014

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!!!


10.06.2014

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!!

9.20.2014

A Moustache Box!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! This round of design team projects for The Cutting Cafe was a few different types of packaging projects. We could pick from Stationery CaddyK-Cup Holder or The Coffee Cup Holder Set. I choose to work with the Stationery Caddy!


Super cute Right!?! I used a wood grain paper and a pin stripe lining for the inside. Since I choose pinstripes and wood grain I had to do it with paper piecing so that the grain and pinstripes would all go the correct directions.


 I found these really cute moustache charms at The Hobby Lobby (I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!) along with the moustache paper and the rolls of ribbon. The notebook and notebook sheets came from The Cutting Cafe's Mini Note pad and Card Set.


I don't have one of those fancy binding machines so I used a ribbon punch and then bound it with the brown stitched ribbon.


I think it turned out pretty cute and it will be used on my craft desk to hold supplies and take notes on projects!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Hope you do as well!!


9.06.2014

Back On The Design Team With Back To School!!!

Hello fellow crafters and welcome back!! I'm back on the Design Team for The Cutting Cafe and am SOOO THRILLED about it!!! This project theme was Back To School! We were able to choose any school file at The Cutting Cafe Shop to use for this project. I choose to work with Pencil Shape Card Template.  What do you think? I think it turned out pretty darn cute!!


I turned it into a rocket ship blasting off back to school!! The USS Scrappyboy! I wanna go for a ride!!!


I added the rocket ship legs and a fuse to set it off! I added a little red glitter to the fuse because let's face it…..EVERYTHING is better with GLITTER!!!


The digi stamps of the boys and dog were found on Pinterest and I found this cute back to school poem on google.


I think it turned out pretty darn cute and I'm SOOO happy to be back with Regina and all the other talented designers on Regina's design team!!!!



6.26.2014

A SUPER CUTE RV!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!! Here's another project I was busy with. This was made for my mom for her Birthday!!! Weird birthday card right!?! Well there's a story that brings it all together!


My mom has decided that she wants to travel!! She's been talking about getting an RV for over a year now and just going everywhere. So I sold my car and bought her an RV!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!! She is just in LOVE with it!! She's been spending time downsizing her belongings and slowly moving herself and her cats into this RV and she has even named it…. Sweet Sue!! How cute!!!


I got this file from Leo & Mary at SVG Cuts. My sister thought it would be super funny to put underwear on the line outside instead of the flags that originally came with the file.



I know it's not a traditional card by any means but it was too perfect!!! Plus the box is going to come in handy for her to put small things in so they don't move around on her while she's driving! She's quickly learning that things need to be put in boxes or Velcro'd down while she's driving.


Since she named her Sweet Sue I thought it appropriate that the license plate say that! What do you think? This file was soo much fun to make and meant a lot to me since my mom is making some big life changes to do this! I worry about her in this thing but she is soo excited that you just can't not think it's the best idea on earth!!!

Hope you enjoy!!!!


I LOVE YOU MOM!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! I KNOW dad would approve!!!


6.25.2014

HIP HIP HOORAY!! A CHEERLEADER CARD!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!! It's so nice to be working on my projects and posting again!! Here's a super cute card I made for a very special friend and life coach for her to give to her niece for graduation. Her niece is  the head cheerleader on her squad so I had to do this super cute card! I found it on Pinterest from September Ninth Blog. I fell in LOVE with this card and had to make it!!!!




I just LOVE it!!! It's too cute!!! The cheerleader is from one of my FAVORITE sites SVG Cuts! I just love Leo and Mary's files!! They are so much fun to make!!! The colors of the uniform are actually her school colors too. I used my Silhouette to do the stitches and writing on the front. The pom poms were made with baker's twine and I found the tutorial here. They were SUPER EASY to make!!

Here's the inside of the card.


The friend I made this for is an AMAZING woman who has with her husband whip my butt into shape!!! I call them the Major and the Lieutenant! They run the most amazing outdoor fitness program here in Los Angeles that will give you the most amazing workout!! It's called Bootcamp LA and if you live in Los Angeles you MUST check it out!!! The Major and LT are very passionate about getting people into shape and have helped me so much!! I love you guys!!!!!

Hope you like the card!!


6.24.2014

A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER'S DAY CARD!!!

HELLOOOO fellow crafters!!!! I'M BACK!! HEHE!! It has been far too long since my last post!! I'm feeling MUCH better and have missed my crafts and my crafty friends!! I haven't done a whole lot since before Christmas but I have managed to get a few projects in. BTW, I SOOO miss being on the Design Team for Regina at The Cutting Cafe!!! Hopefully I'll be able to join the next round (fingers crossed!)

Anyway, here is the Mother's Day card I made for my mom and my boyfriend's mom. I'm posting it late but never fear....our mom's received in time!! I scrap-lifted this elegant design from the Poetic Artistry blog when I found it on Pinterest.


It was fun making because when I jumped into cardmaking and paper crafting I started with more 3D things and what I consider a bit harder techniques and never really learned the basics. This project really helped me learn some of the basics to card making. However, I still can not figure out how big you are supposed to cut mat's when adding to your cards, or what's really driving me crazy….how do you know how wide and long to make the cool flags that people add to their cards? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!


It's a little hard to tell from the pics but the mat is embossed in this project as well. I used Spellbinders Impressibility's for the embossing and Spellbinders Labels 1 Nestabilities for the labels. I loved learning how to use these but I'm not over the hill about the Impressibility's as you can barely see the embossing. I also used the Stampin' Up eyelet lace border punch. I wasn't able to find Rhinestones the right color so I colored my clear rhinestones with my Copics. I LOVE being able to do that!!! I took a beginners Copic class with Cindy Lawrence and learned all kinds of amazing stuff!!!  Thanks Cindy!!!

Here's the inside of the card.


My mom is seriously the most important person in my life and truly my best friend!! I hope you enjoy this card and if anyone has some tips on the problems I mentioned above, let me know!!!


12.20.2013

CHRISTMAS CARD!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!! I haven't been able to post in a bit as work and my schedule have been NUTS!!! Retail...YAY!! I miss my weekly design team projects for Regina at The Cutting Cafe! But I'll be back soon as I made it back on her design team!!! YAAAY!!!!!!!

In the meantime I wanted to share the Christmas cards I sent out this year! They are super cute! I was having a hard time figuring out what to do for my very first hand-made Christmas card. I was pinning like crazy looking for just the right card. Then I got my issue of Paper Crafts Magazine and right on the cover was the card! Check it out!


SUPER CUTE RIGHT!?! I just LOVE it!!! If you get paper Crafts magazine it's on pg. 36 of the digital issue!! I had soo much fun with this! 


The file for the typewriter is a Silhouette file. I didn't have one of those machines but I was playing around and figured out how to convert it so I could use it in SCAL. Man was that a headache!!!!  So on black friday I got a Silhouette machine so I'm able to use their files too! YAY!!

The sentiment on the inside is from Unity Stamps. I just found their site and I LOVE their stuff!!!


I always hate writing in my cards as I feel like my chicken scratch ruins the card! But someone told me that it's more personal so I do it; and I always sign the back of my cards.


I had sooo much fun making this card and I love the response from the people who I sent them too! Makes me feel like I made the right choice!! Here's one more look!


Hope you enjoy!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!


12.03.2013

AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! Hope everyone is enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season!! I know I am! This is my favorite time of year!!! Other than the fact that I have to work like a dog the last 6 weeks of the year!! Hehe. 

On that note, please forgive the fact that my projects aren't as detailed as in the past; I'm working 6 day weeks and am always out of time! BUT...it'll soon die down and I'll be able to focus more on my projects!! YAY!!!

It's been so crazy that I haven't even had the chance to plug in my new Pazzles Inspiration that I got for my birthday back in September!! I just can't wait to play with it!!! Plus, I got a KILLER deal on a Cameo on Black Friday!! Is it sad that I now have three cutting machines?!?! I don't think so!!!

Anyway, on to my design team project for Regina at The Cutting Cafe!! For this weeks project we were able to work with Stocking Box TemplateChristmas Shapes Milk CartonCandy Cane Box Set and Christmas Bag Toppers. I choose to work with the Stocking Box Template. 


It's such a cute and fun file, plus it's super easy to put together! I found this fantastic Pearl Burgundy colored paper that I'm just OBSESSED with!!! I've used it in my last three projects!! 

The awesome bows on the box are also from The Cutting Cafe! They are called Loopy Loopy Bow..Flower Template. I LOVE THEM!!!! They are SOOOO much fun to work with!!!! The tag and sentiment are also from the Stocking Treat Box.


I found the holly in the Pazzles Craft Room. I'm still not familiar how all their stuff works but come January I'll be able to play LOTS more!


I hope you enjoy my project, and again please forgive the fact that they're not coming out as detailed! But hey, they're still super cute!!! Kinda hard not to be cute with these files! Regina at The Cutting Cafe has it down!!! Her files ROCK!!!!

Be sure to jump over to this week's inspiration post at the Cafe to see the other Design Team member's projects! If you leave a comment on the post Regina will pick someone to win FREE FILES!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my project and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

11.26.2013

SEWING MACHINE BOX

Welcome back fellow crafters!! Soo....anyone going to hit up some Black Friday sales??? I KNOW I AM!!!! HEHEHE.... I love the Holidays!!!

This weeks Design Team project for The Cutting Cafe was a free week!! We got to work with whatever file we wanted to! YAY!!! I chose to work with one of Regina's new sets, Sewing Machine Set

This file is SOOOO cute and SOOOO fun to work with!! It has a couple different options, you can do a sewing machine shaped card or a sewing machine box. MAKE THE BOX FIRST!!!! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!! It even has small and large spools to make along with it!! How fun!!!! It also comes with some super cute crafty sentiments and various detail pieces to jazz up your sewing machine!

So here's my project. I made mine a Christmas sewing machine!! 


And here's where the box comes in!!!


Make sure you make it all out of strong paper!! 


The small burgundy spool is one of the pieces in the set and here are the larger ones that fit perfectly inside the box!


I really hope you enjoyed my project this week! Make sure you get to The Cutting Cafe Blog and leave a comment so you can be entered to win free files!!! Here's one more peak of my project. My boyfriend takes some great pics doesn't he?!?



11.13.2013

A CHRISTMAS STEP CARD!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! This weeks project for Regina at The Cutting Cafe was soo much fun!! We got to make step cards!!! Regina sent us Step Card Templates to work with! This set is AWESOME!!!! This set comes with five different step cards!! I don't know about everyone else...but I just LOVE step cards!!!! Here's mine...hope you like!!!


I LOVE IT!!!!!! I had SOOOO much fun making this card!! I also used quit a few other of Cutting Cafe files to create this one! For the house I used House Shaped Card. I added a few more windows including the two bigger ones for the bottom windows.




The two smaller Christmas trees are from Christmas Tree Trio Shaped Card and the snow mounds are the hills from Garden Stand Ups. The two big trees on the back of the card are from Christmas Tree with Presents Shaped Card. The wreath and yellow stars are from Christmas Colored Basic Images Stamp Set


The snowmen are seriously my favorite part of this card!! I just love them!!! They are from Snowman Family Shaped Card Set



Here's a close up of the small tree and the super cute Elisha Jean!! The Elisha Jean stamp is Christmas Elisha Jean and Friends Printable Stamp Set.

Here's one more peak at the completed card!


I really hope you enjoy this card!! It was soo much fun to make and LOTS of work! Hehe. I'm still working on my timing to make my projects. It tends to take me a long time still. How on earth am I going to get out Christmas Cards on time!?!?! Hehehe.