Tuesday, February 21, 2012

~INSPIRATION PARTY at THE CUTTING CAFE~

We're having a party of inspiration this week at The Cutting Cafe!! I love inspiration time!! You can find such amazing and creative inspiration at The Cutting Cafe's blog this week. So make sure you go and check out all the lovely work from all of our Design Team! While you're there remember to stop back by on Thursday and leave a comment and you may be a lucky winner of 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe store!!
This week's inspiration, Regina asked us to use the PARTY HATs files! You have got to check these out!! They would work perfect for any celebration! I chose to work with the Fun with Party Hats Printable Stamp Set! I had such a great time working with this file. Maybe because I was making it for my youngest baby, who turned 18 on Feb 20th..or maybe because Regina's files are always fun to use and work with. I'm thinking it's both reasons!! 

For my project, I started off with one of the Party Hats, taking it into my Paintshop Pro and adding the Miami Dolphins Logo to it. I erased the bottom portion of my logo so it looked as if the turquoise part was water and it was jumping from the water. I cut out another dolphin to layer the logo, and the same with the tassel part at the top, adding some feathers to it. But then I thought...February...Mardi Gras!!...soooooo
I turned it into a Mardi Gras party hat!!! I thought it turned out really cute and I think my son will love it. If for nothing else, to hang on his wall with the rest of his Miami Dolphins items! 
Thanks for looking and hope you were inspired in some small way to make your own party hats!!

~ Supplies Used~
Georgia Pacific - White Cardstock
Stickles -- Turquoise, Orange Peel, Frosted Lace
Scribbles - Iridescent Golden Turquoise
Glossy Accents
Feathers - Ebay
Wooden Dowel - Michaels
Face Mask - Darice
Hot Glue Gun

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

~SWEET INSPIRATION TIME at THE CUTTING CAFE~

We're giving you some SWEEEEEET Inspiration this week at The Cutting Cafe!! I love inspiration time!! You can find such amazing, creative and sweet inspiration at The Cutting Cafe's blog this week. So make sure you go and check out all the lovely work from all of our Design Team! While you're there remember to leave a comment and you may be a lucky winner of 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe store!!

This week's files can be dangerous if you're anything like me!! Of course if we're working with the awesome Candy Sentiments Printable sets you have to have the candy to go with it right?? Now you see why I say this is a dangerous week!!! Of course the project got candy, but then I have all this yummy sweet chocolatey candy leftover, and it always manages to find its way in my hands and then into my mouth lol

For this project I chose to use and eat TOOTSIE ROLLS!!!! Who doesn't love tootsie rolls? I thought this would be a cute project for my sons' girlfriend. So of course I had to have something to put the Tootsie Rolls in, so I went back to The Cutting Cafe store and grabbed this cute Square Box with Window template and Cutting file!! 
I started off by bringing the Orange and brown Tootsie Roll background into my Paintshop Pro and changing the color to Purple...I love purple!! Once I had the color the way I wanted it, I put it back in my printer and printed off the Square Box with Window template on the backside and cut it out!! Yep I used my trusty scissors and hands for this one!! I cut a piece of clear plastic out of a box I had laying around for the window part. Very easy and quick to put together! Then I took one of the Sentiment tags that you'll get in this set and done some doodling with my stickles. So if you have a lot of school projects to get done, go snag these files and get to creating!! 
~ Supplies Used~
Georgia Pacific - White Cardstock
Purple Cardstock from Stash
Glitz Stickles -- Grape
Offray - Satin Wired Ribbon - Firefly
Offray - 1/8" Cream Ribbon
Colorbox CatsEye Fluid Chalk - Silver and Lavender
TOOTSIE ROLL SNACK BARS

Thursday, February 02, 2012

~INSPIRATION AT THE CUTTING CAFE...VALENTINE'S~

It's Thursday so that means more inspiration at The Cutting Cafe!! I love Thursdays so you can be inspired by everyone's creativity!!! At that's exactly what you'll find over at The Cutting Cafe's blog this week. So make sure you go and check out all the lovely work from all of our Design Team! While you're there remember to leave a comment and you may be a lucky winner of 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe store!!


I've been working on a project for this week that's not quite through drying yet, but I wanted to get something up so you didn't miss your chance to see all the great inspiration. So I went back in my archives and found one of my all time favorite cards using one of Regina's Valentine sets! Which did I tell you that she has an AWESOME SALE going right now on?? Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the inspiration POST HERE!!


I knew immediately which set I just had to work with, and that was the Fun with Valentine's Day--Printable Stamp Set and the It's All About Love--Printable Stamp Set!! These two sets are so fun and whimsical, or you could make them sweet and elegant, it's completely up to you!
~ Supplies Used~
GinaK -- Pure Luxury White Cardstock
Core'dinations Black Magic -- Hocus Pocus
Computer Generated Font -- Duchess
Stampin' Up -- Basic Black Ink
Stampin' Up -- Lavendar Lace Ink
Stampin' Up -- Perfect Plum Ink
VersaMagic -- Red Magic Chalk Ink
The PaperStudio -- Spare Parts -- Silver Brad
Stickles -- Lavender
Glitz Stickles -- Grape, Ruby Slippers
Marvy Uchida -- 3" Circle Punch

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