Monday, June 19, 2017

BINGO with The Cutting Cafe

Hello! How is everyone enjoying their summer? I have been working my tushy off! I've got the veggie garden in, spring cleaned my girls' bedroom and my bedroom, we've been hiking a "hill" once a week (I call it a mountain, but my husband says it's a hill. It's 900 ft in elevation. On the trail there is 480 steps. No, that's NOT a typo! I almost died the first time we did it this summer, but it gets a little easier each time we do it.), we clean the cat kennels at Petco every Saturday for the animal shelter and we are fostering kittens. (Getting new foster babies on Thursday)  Not to mention trying to keep up on the daily chores AND make time for craft therapy =) 

I'm so thankful for my DT positions so that I have to make time to sit down and craft! Otherwise I might get to wrapped up in all the work that needs done. 

This week at The Cutting Cafe, we are working with the Printable Bingo Card Sets


There are so many fun things you can do with the different bingo cards. I went with a card, well because I love making cards. 


The butterfly was hand made by my Great Aunt. She is 86 years old. A couple of months ago she got into tatting. I had no idea what tatting is when she started. It's a very pretty form of needle work, just in case you didn't know either. 


I usually layer the inside of my cards with card stock to make the card strong enough to hold all the embellishments.

I think the Bingo Card Set Printable Stamps make adorable cards. You can also print them out to play a bingo game. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Check back at The Cutting Cafe on June 21st. If you leave a comment on the DT inspirational post, you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice.

See you again soon!
Hugs,
         Tina 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It's Road Trip Time with The Cutting Cafe

Hello! A road trip sounds fun, don't you think? I'd like to drive down to the lower 48. Drive through Washington, Oregon and into California to hit a warm beach. Maybe take the kids to Disney Land. 

The only problem is is that it is fishing season and there is no way that my man is going to be missing that. Plus my two oldest kids are going to be going to Dillingham, Alaska in a few days to help a family friend during the fishing season. He owns his own boat and does commercial fishing. 

On to today's project. The Cutting Cafe Design Team is working with the It's Road Trip Time file. This file is soooooo cute! It comes with different printable sets that you could use on a card or scrapbook page. 


I think this may be the cutest Interstate sign I have ever seen! The paper I used is from My Minds Eye. It's called Abbey Road. I have had this paper in my stash for years. I am happy to be putting it to use. 

I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the card, numbers and word. 

Check back with The Cutting Cafe tomorrow, June 6th, to see what the rest of the DT has come up with using the It's Road Trip Time file. If you leave a comment on the DT inspirational post you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Thanks for popping in! Have a craftastic day! 
Hugs, 
        Tina

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

When you read the title, did you sing it in the tune of Madonna's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun? I do every time I see it. I love that song. 

Anyhoo...I have a rocking card to share today using an image from Angel's Hearts N Memories.  


The image (Rock Star Molly) kinda reminds me of Madonna. Which is why I made her blond. I used Copic Markers to color her. 



 I used some GORGEOUS papers from Prima. The pack is called Rose Quarts. I got the ephemera that goes with the paper pack. There's some awesome stuff in there!


The pink butterfly is from Renea's Bouquets. She has LOTS of gorgeous butterflies, dragonflies and more. You should totally check out her store. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. This girl needs to get to bed! Have a good night/day wherever you are =)

Hugs, 
         Tina

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 stamps...one 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 group...so 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! 
Tina

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! 
Hugs, 
      Tina

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 Kszp.blogspot.ie.

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! 

Hugs, 
       Tina



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sisters

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!
Hugs,
       Tina

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mason Jar Fun With The Cutting Cafe

I don't know about you, but I LOVE everything Mason Jars. What could be more fun than crafting with paper jars?!? 



For my project, I chose to work with the Mason Jar Shaped Card Template and Cutting File

I printed the jar out on Clear Card Stock that I got from The Cutting Cafe Shop. Once printed, I fussy cut the jar and then wiped the ink off of the jar. 


I used the image I colored from the latest Kit and Clowder Monthly Marker Class. 


The image is from Power Poppy. They have gorgeous images!  This flower image was perfect for a Mason Jar!

Instead of making a card, I decided to make a mixed media canvas. I always have so much fun with mixed media. I make a huge mess! 


The gorgeous lace is from my friend Pamela Joy's Facebook shop. She has the most beautiful laces in her shop. 


Another angle of the canvas. 


Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will stop by The Cutting Cafe on the 7th to see what the rest of the DT has done with their jars. If you lave a comment on that post you will be entered to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Have a craftastic day!
Hugs, 
      Tina

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Angels Hearts and Memories New Release

Hi everyone! I am here with the new release from Angels Hearts and Memories. These are some super cute images. I even named a few of them! 

The first one here is Lucky Linaya. She is named after my 14 year old. 



And here we have Enchanting Echo. Anther one named after one of  my daughters =) 



This one is Cleaning Claire. I thought she was perfect for a Mother's Day card. 



Last but not least, we have Confident Cassie.  


I colored the images with Copic markers. 

You can find more of Angels images on Etsy...Angelsheartsnmem Esty Shop.

Thank you for stopping by tonight. Hope you have a great night!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

KennyK Chemo Grad Card

Hello everyone! Tonight I have a special card to share with you. My Chemo Buddy is going to be graduating soon! He is going to be finishing up his Chemo treatments. Although I know there is more after Chemo, this step in the cancer journey needs to be celebrated. 


I used Graduation Guy from KennyK Stamps. Esophagus Cancer's ribbon is periwinkle. I had to look up what color that was, but that was no match for my Copic markers =)  
The sentiment comes from a custom stamp set that I had made at The Cutting Cafe Stamp.

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I will be mailing this to him as soon as I get word from the Chemo Angels program that he is done. 

Copic markers used
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E25
Pants/Shoes: 110, C10, C7, C5
Gown: B29, V28, V25, V22, V20
Tie: R24

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a good night. 
Hugs, 
        Tina