Friday, October 21, 2016

~Cancer Awareness at the Cutting Cafe~

One of the hardest things I battle is depression and anxiety. I know its a stigma that most folks don't want to admit to but I have found myself in the deepest hole lately. Finding myself hiding under the covers or in my house and not wanting to come out. I guess I've been having a pity party for one but recognize that I needed to find a new party to hang out at. Then I look at those fighting much bigger battles and I think how selfish I am for even feeling this way. I know I'm lucky that I don't have the struggles and fights that some have and I need to suck it up and keep moving. So this weeks inspiration at The Cutting Cafe helps me to remember how truly blessed I am and how I need to thank God for the blessings that I have.
 
This week we're raising awareness at The Cutting Cafe in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Cancer Awareness in November. These sets were so meaningful to work with and they have so many possibilities!! So hurry over and check these out! For $7.00 you could own both sets and be able to make some incredible projects for those you know that are or who may have been touched by this horrible disease. 
 
The two sets that I worked with are..
THINK PINK..PRINTABLE STAMP SET which comes with 50 images..25 in black & white and 25 in Pink
RIBBON SHAPED CARD..TEMPLATE..CUTTING FILE SET comes with the card, sentiments and envelope!
I made a little "Thinking Of You" set. I made the Ribbon Card along with, what I call a Paper Weight of sorts. 
Please take a browse through all of the Cancer Awareness files at The Cutting Cafe here
I've lost many friends and family members to this disease I pray that one day we won't need files like this anymore. Cancer stinks in all forms and I pray that I see a cure in my lifetime. My thoughts are with my friend Niki as she begins her third fight with cancer. 
I hope you like and thanks for looking!!
~SUPPLIES USED~
The Cutting Cafe -- Think Pink
The Cutting Cafe -- Ribbon Shaped Card
Stampin Up -- Whisper White Cardstock
DCWV -- Christmas Adhesive Matstack Cardstock (Black Outline)
Basic Grey -- Olivia Paper Pad (Patterned Paper used to cover stamp block)
Zoophabet 2 Stack by Cathy Heck -- Patterned paper on Ribbon card
Stampin' Up Wood Block -- bought from Thrift Store
Making Memories -- Strawberries & Cream Acrylic Paint (used to paint stamp block)
Smooch -- Kiwi, Pool, Molasses
American Crafts Ribbon -- Mother Goose
Shimmerz -- Opal
Stampin' Up Classic Ink -- Tempting Turquoise
Stickles -- Cotton Candy(diamonds on Ribbon Card)
Pop Dots, Glue Dots
 Marvy Uchida Circle Punch
Bow Easy 
Creative Hands -- Googly Eyes
Mod Podge
Copics --
BG01, BG10, BG11
E11, E13
R81
YR12, YR14, YR18
Faux Stitching -- 0.3 Copic Multiliner

Monday, August 22, 2016

~THE CUTTING CAFE DT INSPIRATION...BACK TO SCHOOL~

Phew when it rains it pours!! I've been trying to get back to my blog for the past few months to announce that I'm once again designing for The Cutting Cafe but unfortunately the passing of my mother in law and some medical issues have kept me away until today!! YAY!! It feels good to be back and to be creating again. I hope you'll go to our blog and check out the amazing projects our DT came up with this theme. 
Don't miss out on an awesome Cyber Monday Sale
 until midnight tonight Aug. 22, 2016.
 
On the 7th and 21st of each month our designers from
The Cutting Cafe blog get to play with an awesome set or theme from 
This time we were to choose 
a Pencil or Apple Treat Cup
or a
Pencil or Apple Shaped card.
I chose to play with the Apple Shaped Card and the sentiments from the Apple Treat Box
With this card I decided to go back OLD "SCHOOL" and use my scissors and glue instead of my cutting machine. That's one of the great things about The Cutting Cafe files. You don't need a cutting machine to be able to use them. It's as easy as printing out the PDF files and let your imagination create your masterpiece!!
For this card I chose to make a double card. I put my Apple Shaped Card on the front of a six inch card base that a student could write a sweet message to their favorite teacher and made a tag using a sentiment from the Apple Treat Box set.The larger card is for the parents to show your appreciation for all they do for our children. Teaching is definitely not an easy job!
 ~SUPPLIES USED~
DCWV Grade School Stack
Colorbok Textured White Cardstock
Red/White Twine
Stampin' Up Tag Punch

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