Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tulip Popup Card with The Cutting Cafe

Hi everyone! I have a fun new to me card to share today. My first popup card. 

Not only was this super fun to make, it only took minutes to put together. The Tulip Popup Card is one of many Popup Card files that The Cutting Cafe has. 

Regina, The Cutting Cafe owner, has made a Tulip Popup Card Video for those of us who want a little more about how to put a popup card together. 

The rest of the design team is working with popup cards too. I wonder which one they will choose. Stop by The Cutting Cafe tomorrow, May 21, 2017. If you leave a comment on the inspirational post, you will be entered into a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a craftastic day! 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Playing with Pinwheels

Do you ever start a project with something in mind and then go a totally different direction? When I saw that we were working with the Pinwheel file this week for The Cutting Cafe DT inspirational post, I had planned to make a card. I had the image picked out and the card already pictured in my head. After I sat down and made the Pinwheel I changed my mind...

The Pinwheel makes the CUTEST hair pretties! This one is perfect for the 4th of July. 

My little model loved it. 

Thank you for stopping by. Make sure you pop in at The Cutting Cafe to see what the rest of the DT came up with. If you leave a comment on the inspirational post you will be entered in a chance to win three free Cutting Cafe files.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Thank You Cards

Wow! It's been almost a month since my last blog post. It's crazy how fast time flies. 

I have been taking a little break from crafting. My mojo has been on vacation. I seam to go through that once or twice a year. A good friend of mine placed an order for some Thank You cards, so I had to get my hiney into the craftroom. 

Once I was in there it really felt nice to be crafting again. 

I started out with making "Shabby Chic" card. Shabby Chic is one of my favorite styles.

These papers are absolutely gorgeous! I got them at WHS Market Place. She has a great selection of pretty papers. 

The blue roses, I made using the Paper Flower Template and Cutting File from The Cutting Cafe. These flowers are super easy to make! and they turn out beautiful every time. 

Here's a picture of the second card I made. Again super pretty papers, but these ones, I bought from Renea's Bouquets. Renea's Bouquets is full of gorgeous one of a kind embellishments. If you haven't checked them out, you should! 

I used my Cricut Explore to write on the tags. Seriously, one of my favorite features!

Last, but not least, we have a coffee card. I used the brand new digital stamp from Paper Nest Dolls

Avery with Coffee is the name of the digi stamp. You get two different digital with glasses and one without. I love them both! 

The gorgeous lace on the card if from my friend Pamela Joy's Facebook shop. It's a secret if you want to be added you can head over to Toadally Love To Craft's Facebook page and leave me a message to add you to Pamela's group. 

I have colored Avery with Coffee with Copic markers. 

And guess what?!? I think my mojo has found it's way back! 

Copic Colors Used

Skin: E0000,E000, E00, E11
Hair: E29, E25, E11
Jacket: C10, C7, C5, 
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Shirt: R81, R83,
Shoes: E29, E25, E34
Coffee Cup: E34, E50, E53, R81, 

Thank you all for stopping by today. Have a craftastic night! 
Hugs, Tina

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Inspiration From The Cutting Cafe

Hi everyone! It's inspiration time from The Cutting Cafe. We were able to choose any file we wanted to work with. Have you ever looked at all the files from The Cutting Cafe?!? There are a ton of awesome files! 

I chose to work with the Paper Flower Template

 These flowers are my all time favorite file from The Cutting Cafe. You can make them any color you want and different sizes. 
I like to sit down and make a bunch of them in different colors and sizes, in one go. That way I have flowers on hand. 

I used two different Paper Nest Doll digi stamps to go along with my flowers... Avery and Bunny Friend and Bunny Sign

Here's a close up of the blue flowers. Aren't they just gorgeous?!? It's a little hard to tell by the picture, but I inked the edge of each petal with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. It gives the flowers a little more depth. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out my project. Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe blog tomorrow, April 7th, to see what file the rest of the design team worked with. You are sure to be inspired! Remember, if you leave a comment on that post, you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Have a craftastic day! 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

More Easter Cards!

Ok, I'm totally hooked on making these shabby/vintage Easter cards! 

They are so simple and so pretty! 

For the egg on each of these cards, I used the 3 Easter Treat Cup Cards file from The Cutting Cafe. 
In Cricut Design Space, I made the egg the size I wanted it and cut it out with my Cricut. 

I embellished each card by adding lace and cheese cloth between layers. 

I also used my Cricut to write Happy Easter on these cute little tags. 

Now I'm on my way over to my Etsy shop to post these babies. Thanks for stopping by! Have a craftastic day! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Easter With The Cutting Cafe

Oh my gosh! It's almost Easter. This year is flying by.

This week The Cutting Cafe DT are playing with Easter files. 
I chose to use the 3 Easter Treat Cup Cards file

This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.  After seeing the card, I went to the creators blog. My gosh is she crazy talented. If you'd like to check her out, her blog address is

Ok, back to my card...I took the egg SVG from the 3 Easter Treat Cup Cards file, enlarged it and cut it out with my Cricut Explore. 

This card didn't take much work at all. a little distressing on the edges of the paper and then I slapped on the egg, lace, flowers and sentiment. 

This was the first time I have got to use my tiny little tag die that I got from my friend Pamela Joy's FB shop. I printed the sentiments out at 75% and then used the die to cut it out. It was the perfect size. I am toadally in love with it! 

I think I will be doing a few more of the simple, yet beautiful Easter cards. Stay tuned! 

Stop by The Cutting Cafe tomorrow to see what the rest of the DT has come up with. If you leave a comment on that inspirational post, you will be entered in a chance to with 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Thanks for popping in for a visit. See you all again soon! 


Sunday, March 19, 2017


Hello! I have been playing with mixed media. Talk about fun! I make a huge mess whenever I break out all the mixed media goodness. Paints + sprays + texture paste + Tina = disaster!

Anyhoo, this month at KennyK the DT's theme is anything, but a card. I decided to make a canvas. 

The image I used is KennyK's Texting Friends. When I first saw this image, I thought of my sister and I. Since we live so far apart, we rely on our phones to keep us close. We would be lost without being able to call or text each other everyday. Sometimes several times a day. 

My first step in this project was to color the image with Copic markers. Then I textured and painted the canvas. After it was dry, I added beautiful laces from Pamela Joy Pifer Wrights FB shop (the love charm is from there also), the image and flowers. 

I had an idea of the sentiment that I wanted, but I didn't know the exact wording so I went to Pinterest and searched sister quotes. 

That's when I found this sentiment. It fit my sister and I perfectly. We have a really special bond. I am truly thankful for her and our friendship. 

Here's a close up of the gorgeous laces from Pamela's. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to darken the bottom of the pink lace. 

Thank you all for stopping by. Hope you have a craftastic day!