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

Monday, February 20, 2017

Paper Beads With The Cutting Cafe

Hello there! Today I am taking a break from card making to play with the awesome Paper Bead Set from The Cutting Cafe

I decided to make necklaces for my girls.


I let the girls choose a charm from my stash. 



I used a paper with a small pattern so that you'd be able to see it on the beads. Green for Kylah's necklace and pink for Echo's (their favorite colors). The Paper Bead Set comes with several different beads. I chose to use bead 3a. 





They were super happy with their necklaces. They were so easy and quick to put together.

It was fun to do something a little different.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please drop by The Cutting Cafe tomorrow to see what the rest of the DT did with their paper beads. If you leave a comment on that post you will be entered in a chance to win three free files of your choice from The Cutting Cafe.




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Faery Inks One Day Fae Give Away...Three Little Birds Lahla

Hi there! Here we are again with an awesome FREEBIE from Faery Ink! Wow, did that month go by fast.  


This is Three Little Birds Lahla. 


I did something a little different, for me, and colored the image with 2 Copic combos. I was a little woried that I was going to hate it when I was done, but I think it came together quite nice. 



Copics used
Skin: E000, E000, E00, E11, E04
Hair/Wings: G09, YG07, YG21, Y11

Thank you all for stopping by today. Don't forget to stop by Faery Ink and get your freebie!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

There Are Angels Among Us With KennyK Stamps

When I saw Angel Aurora from KennyK Stamps, I HAD to have her. There's still two more angels on my wish list!


As I started making this card, I was thinking of my Mother-In-Law. She passed away a little over 6 years ago. She was my crafting buddy. She actually introduced me to Copic markers 10 years ago. When she told me how much they cost per marker, I told her she was crazy and I'd never pay that much for a marker. "I'm fine with my Crayola markers." I said. HAHAHA

When she passed away I inherited the 15 markers she had and discovered how incredible they are. I had to have my own set, of course. A little over a year ago my husband bought me a used set. I always wish she was here for me to talk to about how awesome these markers are! I'm not sure if she ever really got to learn to use them or not. 


Linda, my Mother-In-Law, was crazy in love with the band Alabama. One of the songs the sing is "Angels Among Us". Which I thought was the perfect sentiment for this image. 

For those of you who haven't heard this song here's a video of Alabama singing it...



I think of Linda any time I hear an Alabama song.

Granny, we miss you so much. Life just isn't the same without you. We still talk about the crazy things you'd do. Our memories of you bring on lots of laughter. I know you are up there watching over us. I love you, forever and always.

Copic markers used
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04
Clothes/Wings: C00, CO2
Roses: R81

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cleaning With My Besties

Hi everyone! Take a look at this cleaning lady! 


This My Bestie Maid sure is cute! I wish I looked this cute while I was doing my chores =) 
There are a few more Cleaning Besties that were released with this one. They are all adorable! 


I love the wild hair!

I colored her with Copic markers. 


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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy Bee Day With The Cutting Cafe

Hi everyone! Are you enjoying the Super Bowl? I'm not a big football fan, but I do enjoy the family and food. The best part about it is that my Mom did all the cooking! 
So here I set, all warm, full and working on my crafts. What could be better than that?!?

Ok, on to the crafts! I made this super adorable Bee-Day card using the Everyday Word Window & Shaker Set from The Cutting Cafe and the Bee Happy stamp set from Pink and Main. 


I loved working with this file! As always, it was super easy and quick to put together. That is one of many reasons I love working with files from The Cutting Cafe


I filled the shaker with microbeads...my favorite shaker filling =) 

The bees were stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your Sunday! Remember to stop by The Cutting Cafe  on the 7th to check out the Dt's inspirational post. 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. 
Hugs, 
        Tina

Copics used
Y18, Y15, Y11, R20,
 B0000 (for the wings)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fight Like A Girl GDT Card For KennyK

I'm back again today with another KennyK GDT card. I know you all have seen me use this fighting image before...more than once. Well, that is because it is my all time favorite KennyK image! 


She is the perfect image to use as a source of strength if you are fighting...anything, but especially cancer. My sister has chosen her as mascot for her fight against lung cancer. 

Breast Cancer Fighting Digi Stamp is her official title, but she can be used for ANY fight. 
I colored her with Copic markers, but for those of you who don't color, KennyK sells her colored as well. 

I started out with pink flowers. These are very pretty, but I wanted them to pop a little more. 


So, I took my Tim Holtz, picked raspberry, Distress Ink and inked the petals a little. 


It really brings them to life doesn't it!?!


The papers I used for my card, I got off of Amazon. They have a few different breast cancer sets. 
The lace is from Pamela Joys Art Friends on Facebook and the gorgeous butterfly is from Renea's bouquets.

I know many people are fighting this fight against all different kinds of cancer. My hope and prayer is that some day a cure will be found. Until then I do what I can to lift the spirits of cancer patients through a wonderful program called Chemo Angels.  I encourage you to check into Chemo Angels if you are going through chemo or just want to help someone who is going through chemo. Fighting cancer is a very long, hard and often times lonely experience. It doesn't take much to brighten someone's day =)

I am putting this card in my Toadally Love To Craft Etsy Shop today. If you would like a card similar to this, but for a different cancer or color you can contact me through the Etsy shop. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day! 
Hugs, 
        Tina

Copics used

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E11
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, C00, C02, C04