Monday, June 27, 2011

More new CUTTING CAFE files...

Hi all!
I have made this little dress card from one of Regina's (over at THE CUTTING CAFE'S) newest sets--you can get real fancy with this one, or design one a little more simple, as I have done. These would make the perfect Birthday invites-and the set even comes with some printed all up for you already! This set is called: Dress shaped card 2. Another cute new set is: The Overall shaped card.
Thanks for stopping by today! tomorrow we are off to Grand Rapids again, for some minor surgery on Emily's arm--to remove the pins in her elbow. Please pray all will go well!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge card

Hello! Happy Sunday night to you all! I have had the chance to do a little crafting today--hurray! I have made this card for the Squigglefly Challenge--which was to use your favorites. I have SOOO MANY favorites at Squigglefly-but this one was one of my first! The image is called: ICE CREAM, and is by the very talented Lynne Stansbery. I just love this little sweeties chubby legs!! (and I have craved Ice Cream all afternoon-hmmm....)

This is gonna be a super busy week--so I will try to get a post or two scheduled. ( I am scheduled at three Post Offices this week....) Have a GREAT week, in case I don't make it back for a few days!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Cutting Cafe--new files!

Hiya! Hope all of you are having a terrific day!! I made this card last night, cuz I just couldn't wait to use this new file. I used one of the NEW files from The Cutting Cafe--how fun is this?!!! This set is called: You Make Me Smile. I love the sentiments that go along with these smilies! These files are available now--so go check them out!

I have added googly eyes to the smilies-used one of the awesome sentiments, and added some gems.
Have a GREAT DAY!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday with Fresh Brewed Designs

Hi all!
Well, I can tell summer is here-busy, busy, busy!!
I am already working at two different Post Offices, and tomorrow add another one to the mix! I have the feeling by the end of summer I won't know which way I am going!
Today's card I have made for the SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE with an image I won from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS. I just love elephants-and DAISY"S RECITAL  is so adorable!!
Love the sketch this week, Arlana's sketches are always inspiring-and it was Sharon's turn to share--she also lives in MI. and has lots of gorgeous pics up of our lovely state!! Make sure to check it out - if you get the chance!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Hi all! I am proud to tell you all today that I have been invited to join the SQUIGGLEFLY DT TEAM. I have been on their DT before, many moons ago, it seems!! I am excited, and I only post once every two weeks, so I know I will be able to fit it in--no matter how busy my schedule gets!
For my announcement today, I have also made a card to show you...
I have used "DOXIE BUTTERFLY"- isn't this just the cutest Doxie ever?!!
My daughter Chelsie and her Hubby recently got  a Doxie themselves--and she is just precious!! Her name is Daisy-and we doggie-sat the other night.
Here are a few pics of Max and Daisy...

Aren't they adorable? Daisy was chewing on Max's bone--but you can't tell that  in the pic.
One of the commenters on this post will win this  DOXIE BUTTERFLY digi image from have until Friday June 24th.
I also wanted to introduce the rest of the SQUIGGLEFLY DT--so you can check out all of their blogs too--(I will get this on my sidebar..SOON!)

Heather’s Team  

 Heather Strenzwilk
Tammy Hair      
Holley Barnhart
Loretta Rodger 
Stephanie Mino 
Pat Martin         
Debbie Ebat      
Peggy Elms       
Jill Dian             

Marlene’s Team 

Marlene Shaw   
Dani Chapman  
Janice Richardson
Rebecca Grohall
Kim O’Connell 
Linda Weber     
Deena Perreault 
Rhonda Zmikly 
Stephanie Clark
Jane Westling
Well, Thanks for stopping by.... see you soon!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

OLD "TIME"....

Hello! I have made this "TIME" card using:
Tea stained cardstock (I found at a garage sale)
CLOCK(Its about that time) image is from THE CUTTING CAFE
Sentiment is from SU
Designer paper is from DCWV-Tattered Time
Chantilly Charm from Imaginisce
Brad used in middle of charm is from Basic Grey
Sprocket Gears by Jim Holtz
I also used Distress Ink -Frayed Burlap-by Jim Holtz
Thanks for stopping by--I always love to read your comments!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Squigglefly and Sweet Sketch Wednesday

HI! I am having a great day today!
First, I was the one who got to leave early from work today--I went to a garage sale and bought several goodies to craft with-AND I have had time to make a card for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge. I have used this adorable little image from SQUIGGLEFLY called: BEARING GIFTS, colored it up with my copics and used Designer papers and ribbon from SU. I used some stickles and flowers from Petaloo. To You sentiment is from SU as well as the inside sentiment "wishing you the happiest birthday yet".

I am also entering this into:
Birthday Crazy Card Challenge & Giveaway-over at MY PINK STAMPER-anything birthday.
Have a Great Weekend--and Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Specials, and a card.

I am excited to show you one of the newest cutting files from THE CUTTING CAFE today! It is the ELEPHANT SHAPED CARD-Template-Cutting file. I LOVE ELEPHANTS--I think I got that from my Grandma, she collects them!! I have used my MTC to cut out this little cutie, and then made it a touch smaller and cut out again, for the patterned paper. I added some gems with my I-rock and a google eye, flower and ribbon. This set comes with sentiments as well--the one I used on the inside of the card says"Thanks a Ton".

I also wanted to remind you that you can win THREE of your very own files-templates from THE CUTTING CAFE--you just need to comment on TCC blog after viewing the VERY INSPIRATIONAL--MONTHLY INSPIRATION, which we did Fathers Day/Just for the guys. The winner will picked from the blog comments  
on Thursday the 16th. You also can receive a free file with any purchase made today the 15th. Just in time for Fathers Day---go check it out!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Hi all--hope you are all having a happy Saturday! Emily wanted to use some of her birthday money for a new game for the WII--she picked out Mario GoCarts. So, she and Kevin are upstairs playing, (she is driving pretty darn good for being one handed right now!!) and learning the skills of the game--so I got to come down and play for a bit! I have a new image from THE CUTTING CAFE today--it will be available real soon! It is "A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY" circle sentiment. It was perfect for this super quick card!!

One of the lady's who sells my cards at her place of work-called yesterday to say she was all out--and had some special orders for me-about 12 cards--plus more to re-stock the card I better go get busy! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge Card

Hi all! This weeks challenge over at Squigglefly is  "What Holiday Is It?"--using an image made for one holiday/season...and make it a completely different one.
I have used: BlackEyed Susan Spring Ring, and turned it into a Red, White and Blue 4th of July! Go on over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and check it out!! While you are out and about-make sure to check out the new images over at Squigglefly--they are up early!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Hello! I have made this card for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge. I have used a digital image by
Digital Delights by Louby Lou--they are the sponsor this week-and you have the chance to win 3 images by them, if you play along! I hope to go shopping today for some new craft goodies at Joannes! It seems long overdue....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Sets at The Cutting Cafe--SSW Card

HI all! Today I have a card that I have made with one of The Cutting Cafe's newest sets--an addition to the Elisha Jean and Friends sets--Elisha Jean and Friends-Berry Sweet. These three friends are adorable with their Strawberries--there are also sets with Apples, Hearts and another set with the girls holding baskets--and all the accessories--flowers, hearts and Strawberries too-so you can mix and match!! Check them out HERE. I have also used the sentiment from The Cutting Cafe-and it can be found with this set-Strawberry Shaped Card Template.
I have used the sketch for Sweet Sketch Wednesday--I loved this sketch--it was so easy to work with!
Thank you for stopping by--did you all have terrible storms today? We actually had some hail with lots of heavy heavy rainfall!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just a quick note

Hi all!
Sorry I haven't been by in a couple of days! We had to take Emily yesterday to her appt. ( about 31/2 hours away) to have her new cast put on--the first one had to be cut, as she had so much swelling. We found out all looks good--but we do have to go in a couple of weeks and they have to do a quick surgery, since there was all the swelling--some skin healed over one of the pins that they put in her elbow-but all else looks good--thank you for your thoughts and prayers! I hope to stop back in tomorrow!! I have to go back to work tomorrow--and Emily is really bumming about it!!
Have a great day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp with The Cutting Cafe

Hi all!! This is my second post of the day-scroll down for SSW card. 
I have used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp to make this card. I have used the file from THE CUTTING CAFE--It's road trip time again-printable stamp set which includes 74 images and two (2) shaped cards!! So many different ways to go with all of these options!!! 
You are also getting a sneek peek of my Monthly Inspiration by THE CUTTING CAFE which you will not want to miss--watch for it on June 13th--our theme this month is Fathers Day/manly or boy cards.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday with TCC and SF

Hi all!!
I haven't had much time to craft--Emily still needs lots of extra loving care--but I was able to get a card done to enter into two different challenges. I am entering this into the Squigglefly Challenge (triple digits) and Sweet Sketch Wednesdays Challenge. On this card I have used:
 THE CUTTING CAFE-Apple shaped Card set.
Designer papers from DCWV-the grade school stack.
Embellishments (apple brads)-by Hot off the Press

This card is for the "end of the year" Thank you card for Emily's teacher, and since Emily just broke her arm--I just had to manipulate the little girl digi-and bent over her arm and added a pink cast just like Emily has. Hope you like it--have a great weekend!