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.

11.05.2013

A MASCULINE STATIONERY SET!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! I wanted to share this weeks design team project for The Cutting Cafe! This week we got a new file that Regina created! It's the Pizza Box Template. This was a really fun project to work with! At first I was a little worried about what to do but I think it turned out pretty darn good!!! I can't wait to see how the other design team members did their creations!! It's fun to get more inspiration!!!

I decided to turn the pizza box into a mans stationery set!! Here it is:




Cute right!?! I used a wood grain paper for the box and a bronze finish paper for the hinges, keyhole and monogram plate! 






The hinges are from Cricut Fabulous Finds Cartridge, the keyhole I found online doing a google search and the monogram plate came from The Cutting Cafe and is the Monogram Set and Stationery Box Set.



For the inside I lined it in a navy pinstripe paper. It reminded me of my suiting! The pizza box template also came with a divider and some boxes to put inside as well. I just used the divider. I also added a piece of the wood grain paper to the inside of the lid so I could put my addressed envelopes there before I send them out!




On one side you have the stationery and on the other side the envelopes. I added little moustache's to each note card from The Cutting Cafe Mustache Shaped Card Set! Turned out pretty darn cute!!!




There are three different cards in the set with four cards each. So there are four Thank You cards, four Congrats cards and four Correspondence cards!




I'm really happy with the way it turned out and have it right on my desk for my next correspondence!! Hehe!! Hope you enjoy and don't forget to get over to The Cutting Cafe and check out the other design team members take on the Pizza Box Template!!!

10.22.2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!!! I'm VERY sad to say that this is my last Halloween project this year :(! I just LOVE Halloween, it's always been such a MAJOR MAJOR part of my life ever since I was a little kid!! My mom and I use to stay up ALL NIGHT working on my Halloween costumes!! Even in my mid 30's it's just as important!!!

This weeks design team project for Regina at The Cutting Cafe was SO much fun!! We had the choice of ANY Halloween file!!!! Okay, so I have to warn you; I actually didn't choose a Halloween file for my base project. I chose to work with her House Shaped Card BUUUUT..... I turned it into a haunted house and used Halloween printable stamps to embellish! Here's the end result!!


AWESOME RIGHT!?!?! I LOVE IT!!! Okay so here's the breakdown; again, I used the House Shaped Card. It came with two full windows and the little arch-way window, but I decided to add three more windows!! I used the trim in the middle and shortened it to make trim under each window and the bricks for the steps under the door. The door was embossed with a Sizzix wood grain embossing folder and I used stickles for the door knob. The witch is from Pazzles Craft Room.


I used black glitter paper for her outfit and she had to have red glitter shoes!!! The ghosts, bats, fences and broom that is sitting against the cauldron are from The Cutting Cafe Halloween and Fall Colored Basic Images Printable Stamp Set. So I did actually use a Halloween file for this!! With those I converted them to an SVG file and loaded them into SCAL2. I like to build and size everything in there and have a complete rendering of the card before I start cutting. Like this:


Here's the ghosts:



The pumpkin trio is from Pazzles craft room and so is the cauldron. Again, the adorable broom is from The Cutting Cafe Halloween and Fall Colored Basic Images Printable Stamp Set.


And here is the inside:


And a close up:



I really hope you enjoy this card!!!  IT WAS SOOOO MUCH FUN to make!!!! I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!!! Here it is again in case you want to look at it as much as I do!!! Hehehe