Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Happy Wednesday!!! Phew for a short week, this sure has been a hectic week! Maybe because I'm still trying to play catch up from last week, when my son felt it was necessary to pass on his stomach virus to me!! Boy that bug sure knocked me on my bottom! I hope and pray that none of you out there catches this thing! 

 Anyways, if it's Wednesday, that means its Inspiration Time over at The Cutting Cafe!!! This week, Regina asked us to use one of her Valentine treat boxes, bags, or pockets. I chose to work with the Heart Pockets, and since I missed last weeks inspiraiton due to illness, I chose to use the Long Sentiment Tags as well. I made this card to send to my mom for Valentine's Day. She loves reading her Bible and motivational books, so thought I wanted to give her a bookmark also. So when I seen the Heart Pockets files and the Long Sentiments Tags at The Cutting Cafe, I knew they would work perfectly together with what I wanted to do!!
I love the versatility of Regina's files. I loved the hearts pocket, but I wanted to position the hearts differently. So, I printed one of the files that was closest to what I was wanting, and then printed another copy for dissection. The first copy I used to make a blank pocket, and the second I used to cut out the hearts for placement onto the blank pocket. Just what I wanted!! And how can you beat 4 pockets for $1.50?? YA CAN"T!! So hurry over to The Cutting Cafe and check out this file along with all the other fabulous printable sets and files that Regina has. Remember that all files come in PDF format and most also come in WPC and SVG formats.
 Thanks for looking at my project and don't forget to check out the rest of our teams Inspirational projects!!! Regina always has a great giveaway be sure to stop by and leave your comments ... HERE.
~Products Used~
DCWV - Doodlin' Around
Recollections - Black Cardstock
Georgia Pacific - White Cardstock
Glitz Stickles - Ruby Slippers
Fibers - Various colors from stash
Paintshop Pro X3 - Alter colors on Long Sentiment Tags Words
Assorted Rhinestones(Michael's) - Hearts
Rhinestone Stickers(Michael's) - Gold 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Walnut Stain

Entered into the following Challenges:
Crafty Creations - Valentine Theme
Scrapbook Sisters - My Sweet Valentine
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occassion - Any Occassion must use Polka Dots
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Seeing Red - Use Red as dominant Color

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


Happy Tuesday everyone!!! 
Phew we've made it to Tuesday. For some of us, we're having a short week this week, and then next week its back to a full one. I already miss my husband being around the house, the holidays has a way of spoiling us! Today was Christopher's first day back to school after his car accident. It's definitely been a long few months, but a very THANKFUL one more importantly. We've got a few more months of rehab ahead, but he's a strong kid, so I know he'll pull through.  Also..I'm happy to announce that I've been chosen to rejoin the design team at The Cutting Cafe!! I'm so excited to be with Regina and all the ladies once again. I love all of Regina's files and stamps, so it's never hard coming up what to do with them, my hardest choice is which file to use, as you'll see below lol
With that being said, its Inspiration Time at The Cutting Cafe!! This week we were asked to work with the Loopy Loop Bow Flower! I love this file because it's so versatile, and it comes with the bow it two different forms...with the holes and a plain one. This file comes in PDF, WPC and SVG format, for those of us with electric cutters and without. For my bow, I used the PDF file, to show how easy and cute it comes out even if you use your old faithful scissors. This bow will work with whatever project you have going, it's all in the papers you use. So get those Valentine ideas flowing, and fit this lovely Loopy Loop Bow Flower into your sketch!!
For my project this week, I made a little set for my aunt's granddaughter, Olivia. They like to send mail to each other, so I thought they could use this during their craft time while she's at my aunt's house. Olivia has been under the weather recently so I hope this brings a smile to her face :) 
and more pictures of inside the box using even more files from The Cutting Cafe!!!

 Regina personalized some handmade labels for Olivia to use from the Handmade Just For You Labels
Thanks for checking out my project, and be sure to head over to The Cutting Cafe tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012) for more inspiration and a giveaway!!!

The Cutting Cafe-
DCWV - The Spring Stack
The Spring Stack Cardstock
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Small Butterfly Punch (not sure of brand, unmarked on punch)
Multiple Flower Punches - I believe they're Marvy Urich punches
Crayola Crayons
Twine from The Twinery
Signature Heart Accents - Heidi Grace Designs
Large Turquoise Gem from stash
Stickles - Silver
Pink Satin Ribbon from stash
Lace from stash
Handmade tag
Jolee's Pearl and Turquoise half Pearls Bling

I'm entering it into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Use your new stash (Twine, Jolee's Bling)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Something New (Twine, Jolee's Bling, Cutting Cafe Files)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes



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