Tuesday, January 29, 2013

King of Everything!

I enjoy being a part of the design team for the Cutting Cafe.  What a group of talented ladies and Regina the owner is beyond talented! 

One of this weeks challenges was to use the Crown cutting file. http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2010/05/assorted-crown-templates-cutting-files.html
I couldn't resist making this home dec project in honor of my adorable almost 3 year old grandson!

I just love the Silhouette double sided adhesive paper which makes for a seamless way of putting the glitter on the page (used for the crown)!

I hope you enjoy and please check out the other wonderful cutting files available at "The Cutting Cafe"

Have a great week!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Daughter!

I have been blessed with the most wonderful daughter a Mother could have for 26 years now!
I am fortunate to live close to her and I don't take that for granted!  It is wonderful to see her often and be able to celebrate the everyday events as well as the special celebrations.

This is her birthday layout!  I love the Heart Lace Shaped Card set from the Cutting Cafe! http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2012/12/heart-lace-shaped-card-template-cutting-file.html, it cuts out beautifully.  I used the negative area of the cut out hearts to make the gold embossed hearts on this layout.  I used gold Zing embossing powder, I love the matte finish.  The lace heart was cut out of regular white card stock Tim Holtz Distress ink in "Spun Sugar" was blended on.

Check out all the great cutting files at the "Cutting Cafe", you will not be disappointed!  They are a great value!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Love my Brother!

My brother recently visited for a few days and we were able to celebrate New Years Day together! 

I sure wish we didn't live at opposite sides of the country!  I miss him more the older I get!

My Grandson just loved his Uncle Bruce, after he left we wanted to know where Uncle Bruce went!

These two layouts are dedicated to my brother!

Hershey Kiss Time!

This past week my beautiful daughter celebrated her 26th birthday, seems like yesterday!

I used the Hershey Kiss shaped card from the Cutting Cafe to make her birthday card.  http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2012/01/hershey-kiss-shaped-cardtemplate-cutting-file.html.  I added a banner across the front and used the Cutting Cafe printable file of birthday Hershey Kiss bottoms http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2012/06/birthday-hershey-kiss-bottomsprintable-stamps.html.  The numbers at the top are made out of the Martha Stewart clay.  Just love this stuff!

This card would also be great for Valentine's Day with Valentine Day Hershey Kiss bottoms, http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/.services/blog/6a010536b71e2d970b010536b71e33970b/search?filter.q=Valentines+day+hershey+kiss+bottom.

Stop by the Cutting Cafe and check out their great cutting files!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Early Valentine's Creation

It is always nice to have a fresh start after the holidays and what better way than to start the creative process with one of my favorite Hallmark Holidays "Valentine's Day" 

I enjoyed making this card using one of the Cutting Cafe's wonderful printable stamp sets, http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2012/01/feb-14printable-stamp-set.html
I used the new Martha Stewart clay that drys light as a feather for the heart embellishment, which actually can be used as a pin that can be remove from the card. 

I will have a few more Valentine's Day creations posted soon!

Have a great week!