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