Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Card, and the winner of my blog candy

Hi all---Happy Sunday to you! I have made this adorable little dress card today with files from THE CUTTING CAFE-Dress Shaped Card 2. This dress file also comes with many embellishments -such as bows, and buttons, but I have once again used some of my rub-ons----I have so many and rarely use them! I also used some SU stamps for the flowers--which I had never used before--I  really like them!
I also wanted to let you all know who won my blog picked #2-and that means: JAMIE has won--congrats Jamie--email me your snail mail addy and I will get your package out to you right away!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Cutting Cafe News....


Hello everyone, if you go on over to THE Cafe -you will notice it has finally got it's new makeover and Regina couldn't be more excited about it..
With this new makeover we also now have an official blog...All of the monthly inspirations, contest, challenges and more will now be posted over at the please do subscribe over at the blog to be notified when new content is added...Sign up over on the store page...if you haven't already -to be notified when new files or stamps have been added...
There is currently two ways to win some free files from the Cafe going on is CURRENT GIVEAWAYS and one is CURRENT sure to check these out...
...So with Regina's excitement comes a HUGE SPECIAL....from today until Saturday night at midnight (July 30th, 2011) for every set you purchase, you can get another for free of equal or lessor value...(NO LIMIT)...
This is the second buy one get one free in a months please stock up...we won't be having another for a while..
Please note....DO NOT PAY FOR THE FREE SETS....just send Regina a separate email or post in the note section of paypal what you want for free....if you have questions, you can email her
REGINA thanks you for all of your is much appreciated
Look for a design team call to be posted within a week...

My blog candy ends in 3 days....

Hi all!
Don't forget to enter my blog candy--it ends in 3 days!!!
You can find the link to it HERE-BLOG CANDY.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I need to vent.....

all right--so my daughter and I just cut an image out of one of the newest cricut carts I have purchased---Twinkle Toes...Dancer5 cuts out backwards!!!! when she cuts out her bow is on the opposite side it shows it in the book--thus when you cut out the bow--it is backwards and does not fit properly! Am I the only one who has found this problem?
 And as long as I am venting....I guess I will take it one step further and say that I am SO DISGUSTED with the cricut rewards program!! I have 490 cricut rewards and I was going to turn them in for a set of cricut mats 12x12--I thought that was pretty cool to be able to get that with the rewards! NOT!!!! Sure you can get it ---if you want to pay $11.88 in shipping!!! I THINK NOT--when I can purchase them like I did last week at JoaAnnes for under $10-----

Hmnn... I really don't feel any better!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a new card

Hi all - hope your Tuesday is being good to you! I have made this card with an image that I must have gotten as a freebie--I had re-named it Spotty Dotty Watering Can by D2D. I am sorry I have no idea what the D2D means--but if you know--let me know and I can give proper info! This is for a lady at work-hope she will like it!
Marlene is right!!! This image is from Designed 2 Delight---thanks Marlene!!
Don't forget to enter my blog candy!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! They go by way too fast-that is for sure! Well this week the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE is to use KRAFT paper somewhere on your card/project!! I don't think often enough to use it--and I had the perfect image to use for it too....
ELEMENTARY MY DEAR, by Lynne Stansbery.
I have made it into a birthday card--but there are soooo many more ideas you could use this image for!

 Did you all already see the awesome release that Squigglefly had on Saturday? If not, make sure to check it out--and check out my blog candy too!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mikala Ann and Sweet Sketch Wednesday

WOW! This day has went by way too fast! I don't seem to have gotten much done at all!! O'well, I did get this card made with this adorable image from THE CUTTING CAFE! This one is Mikala Ann from the set Elisha Jean and Friends Berry Sweet. I have also used the cute little frame from the set Elisha and Friends-Basket for you. Design papers are from Cosmo Cricket, also used were some rub-ons (not sure where they came from), and a few flowers I got in a little package form a craft store about an hour away. (the ONLY craft store around here besides Jo-annes, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby!) I have used this fun sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for my card as well.
A couple of reminders--You can get your own FREE set of Elisha Jean and Friends-holding a balloon--but you need to hurry, it is only available for FREE until midnight tonight! You can read my post HERE if you are interested!
Also don't forget to enter my blog candy!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

There is a contest-(FREE SET) going on over at THE CUTTING CAFE!!

Regina has a new release over at the Cutting Cafe called: Elisha Jean and friends holding a balloon...and for a limited time it is FREE...
but that is not all, REGINA is having a little contest..

So here are the details:
1.  Download the full set at this link
2.  Make a project using any of the girls in the set.
3.  Come back and POST YOUR PROJECT over at THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG .......(if you don't have a gallery or a blog online, you can just take a picture and send Regina the project to:
4.  This contest will run until Saturday the 30th at midnight....The team will vote on the project they like the best...


so hurry on over and download your free link--and start creating with this adorable set!!!

wanna see the set (click)
 don't forget to come back-I hope to have a card made with another ELISHA JEAN AND FRIENDS SET in a day or two--and don't forget my blog candy !

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Squigglefly Challenge card--and BLOG CANDY

HI all! I made this card using this cutie patootie image from Squigglefly!! The artist is Lynne Stansbery--isn't this SHY BEAR just the cutest? Well...the challenge is to HANG TEN, and what they are looking for is ten toes or fingers or get the picture! Why not go check it out--there is always an image for the challenge winner! And Squigglelfy has a new release including a new artist to share with you on Saturday!! You will NOT want to miss out on that ---there are some super awesome image for this release---as always!!
Don't forget to enter for my blog candy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I finally had a moment last night to create a card for the SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY... I have used one of the freebies over at Stamp Fairy--who is also providing this weeks prize.
Thanks Arlana for the awesome sketch!
P.s. Don't forget to enter my BLOG CANDY!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Ladybug.....

I just love, love, love this ladybug!!! I have now made a card with the bigger version of the same file that is up for grabs along with my blog candy. It is available over at THE CUTTING CAFE, and is called: LADY BUG SHAPED CARD. I have made this one with digi papers from Pink Petticoat-some googly eyes, some gems and I also used my i-rock. A patch of flowers on her pretty little wings-and a sentiment from MY PINK STAMPER'S stamp set: BUGGY PUNNIES

If you would like to win this file--make sure to ENTER MY BLOG CANDY!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Pink Stamper DT try-out card and BLOG CANDY

HI ALL! I was excited the other day to see that Robyn over at MY PINK STAMPER was having a DT call!! To qualify for a chance to make Robyn's DT you must make a project/card/layout using:

(other optional color of your choice)

I tired out before and didn't make it--but HEY--try and try again...right?
My card is made with my newest CRICUT cart--SIMPLY CHARMED. Oh what cute images this cart has..I love it already, and this is my first time using it!
I have used the following:
Simply Charmed..scarecw2-pg 57
Designer papers from PINK PETTICOAT and Best Occasions-Mixed Media
Flowers, brads and charm are from my stash drawer, unknown (charm is possible made by Pink Piggy?)
Shoe ties are twine from REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON
Sentiment stamp is by MY PINK STAMPER-Buggy Punnies
Face stamp is by PEACHY KEEN STAMPS-PK 640 Princess Face Asst. (stamped in SU black)
Gem in flower on her hat-KaiserCraft-Split Pea-RS407
Cheeks-SU  chalks


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Candy!!

Hi ya'll!
I have recently purchased a set of three cricut carts off of Craigs of which I already I am going to use the STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION (it is used-but in great condition) to start out my blog candy.  I was told it was not hooked up to a gypsy. also going to be giving away some RIBBON and BAKERS TWINE from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I had purchased some of their ruffle ribbon and when it came I just loved it SO much I went back and ordered some more to give away!!
I am also going to add to this candy the following: (from some more of my very Favorite places on the net to shop),

Squigglefly--Sitting Pretty (Digital Image)
The Cutting Cafe--Ladybug Shaped Card-(cutting file)
Fresh Brewed---Huckleberry Pie with his pup Almond Bark (Digital Image)
and a few other odds and ends that I have probably had around and just simply not used--so they might as well go to a new home:
SO---here are the rules....
1. Please leave a comment on this post
2. Please post and link this candy on your blog-(sidebar is fine) to let other peeps know about it
3. Become a follower only is you wish to---THAT'S IT!

OH --and you probably want to see a pic -huh?

I very well may add more items -and -IF--I get to 240 followers I will go shopping and purchase a couple more goodies to add to the candy. A winner will be picked randomly on July 31.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Anyone know what this is/or what it is used for?

HI all! I had someone give me a box of goodies that they no longer wanted...there are several of these in the box, but I don't know what to use them for/or where you would find small enough stamps to stamp on them with? If anyone has ideas please let me know!
Today is the Monthly Inspiration over at THE CUTTING CAFE, and your sure to be inspired--so you won't want to miss out on it!! ( you also have the chance to win 3 files of your very own by commenting on TCC site!!) Here is a little Ladybug from one of the newer sets:


Well, go on....go check it all out!!

OH....and make sure to come on back , cuz in another day or so-I will have BLOG CANDY! Hurray!!

Monday, July 11, 2011


SFC106 - Heavy Metal! 
Hi ya'll!
This is the first week back as Squigglefly DT! Hurray!! So on to the challenge-it is to use metal on your card/projects. I have used one of the newer images....this one is called BUNNY BUSHEL by  Diane Carubia.
Isn't she just adorable?!!! I have used a metal Hodge Podge piece from SU to hold in my sentiment and a couple of metal brads as well. Hope you get the chance to play along this week--there is always the opportunity for one player to win a free digi for themselves!!! Have a FANTASTIC Monday!

Monday, July 4, 2011

TCC--i scream-you scream....

I have made an ICE CREAM CARD today!! YUMMY!! This cutting file is available over at THE CUTTING CAFE-


definitely some SWEET STUFF! I have used my Pink Petticoat download paper scraps for the ice cream. I have used my MTC to cut out the card -and then a SU folder to add the dimension to the cone. The sentiment is also from THE CUTTING CAFE-


I added a button to the middle of the sentiment with a little bit of scrappers floss to make a tiny bow--how easy is that?!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday with Squigglefly

Hi all!
Happy 4th of July---can you believe it is already the 4th?
I made this card today with one of the new images just released Saturday from SQUIGGLEFLY--it is called Hold On Tight Now. This adorable image is drawn by Diane Carubia.
I have used the sketch from SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY--and like them all--I loved using this sketch by Arlana! Designer papers are digital downloads from Pink Petticoat. Enjoy your day!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Strawberry Card

Finally-I have had the chance to make a card!!
AND, I have to say I am just loving this Strawberry Shaped Card File!! We LOVE strawberries here in this household!!
On my card I have used the Strawberry Shaped Card file, the sentiment circle is from the Summer Fun Printable Stamp Set, and the strawberry (in the sentiment circle) I cut out from the Elisha Jean and friends-Basket Just for You-file --all from THE CUTTING CAFE!!
ALSO-to celebrate the 4th of July holiday THE CUTTING CAFE is having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OF EQUAL OR LESSOR VALUE on ALL sets.....NO LIMIT......this special is good through midnight the 4th of July, 2011.................
So here are the details.......Please do not add the free sets to your paypal order.......there is a section in paypal to leave a note.............leave REGINA a note in that section as to what you want for your free sets.......If you don't see that note section, SEND REGINA A SEPARATE EMAIL....this way she won't have to refund your paypal for the free sets.............