Monday, December 21, 2015

The Cutting Cafe's Cutie Snowman Treat Box

HI!! Oh my goodness, I can't hardly believe that Christmas Eve is in 3 days!!
This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE, Regina asked us to use a Christmas File....I chose to use the SNOWMAN TREAT BOX, this little treat box is so easy, and so darn cute!!! I LOVE how he turned out, he will be going to a couple little girls I know-and I know they will just love him too!! (I do however, need to go to the store to find some goodies to put inside before I take him to them!!)

I hope you get the chance to head on over the THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG later this evening,        to check out what the rest of the team made up for Christmas inspiration!


Friday, December 11, 2015

New challenge....with CardzTV

Hello! Wow, I have really been a slacker with my posts, haven't I? I'm sorry, I hope to get back to regular posts here soon!
Today is the start of a new challenge over on the CARDZTV Blog--this week it is to make a Christmas Gift bag, or box....I have made a Christmas Bag and the sentiment I have used is one from CardzTv NEW Stamp sets "Merry Everything".

I thought this sentiment was just perfect to go with Rudolphs' Shiny nose!!
The bag and topper I made are from a file from The Cutting Cafe...Christmas Bag Toppers.
Thanks for stopping by today!
 Don't forget to head on over to the CardzTV Blog to check out what the rest of the DT have made up for you!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Christmas Tag with Fresh Brewed Designs....

Good morning!! Today I wanted to share a tag I have made using a Fresh Brewed Designs digital image:Christmas Tree Latte.

This image is perfect for the new challenge over at FRESHLY BREWED DESIGNS challenge blog-which is Anything Goes Christmas!!
Hope you have a great day! Do you have all your shopping done for Christmas yet? I have only a couple things to get yet, then I am all done!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Tags with CardZTV....

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! I sure did! All of my kiddos were home, (even my daughter who moved less than a year ago to N.C.!) it was really, eating, laughing, catching up....I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family!!
Well, today is the start of a new challenge over at 
 I have used a stamp that I had purchased many years ago by Penny Black....I have also used 2 of CARDZTV STAMP SETS: "TINY TIDINGS" and "NAUGHTY or NICE".


Here is my tag:

Have a wonderful day-be careful if you are going Black Friday shopping!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Build Me a Snowman.....and Fresh Brewed Designs....

Hello! The new challenge over at

For this card I have used Fresh Brewed Designs digi image:

For the sentiment for my card, I have used CARDZTV stamp set SNOW DAY.

I hope you get the chance to pop on over today and check out the challenge!
HAPPY TURKEY DAY to you ALL tomorrow!

Friday, November 20, 2015

With Gratitude and The Cutting Cafe...

Happy Friday evening! Today I want to share a cute little card I made with a Tilda image and a file from THE CUTTING CAFE. The file is: WITH GRATITUDE     The set includes:
  75 images...10 colored scallops
18 phrases...(9 in color and 9 in black and white)...LARGE
Same 18 phrases above come......SMALL
10 backgrounds...(all approx. 9.5 by 7 Inches)
 and 19 sentiments!!  (That's a lot of options!!)

Did you know that THE CUTTING CAFE now sells Clear Photopolymer Stamps??
Well, yes they do....and they also sell Kits now as well!!  Check them out---how fun!!

We hope you get the chance tomorrow (21rst) to head on over to THE CUTTING CAFE's BLOG and check out what the rest of the dT came up with to inspire you!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Its almost Thanksgiving already!!

Good morning! I have a quick 3D Thanksgiving card to share with you today....
that is the theme over at CARDZTV BLOG this week......3D Thanksgiving Cards.

The sentiment I have used for my little Turkey Treat Cup, is: MANY THANKS found over at the CARDZTV stamp store!

I guess my little fella must think he is safe by now, with Thanksgiving right around the corner-so he is FEELING THANKFUL he is still around!!

My TURKEY TREAT CUP CARD was made mostly using a file from THE CUTTING CAFE....I cheated, and used a treat cup from SU, rather than making my own....but the file includes the cut-out for one!! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to stop on over to CARDZTV and check out what the rest of the DT made up to share with you!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This week at Fresh Brewed Designs....

We have a new challenge over at the 

This week the challenge is: LOTS OF LATTES.
We are doing the challenge as an inspiration theme or colors- here is pic to inspire you....

I have used FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Digi Image: LATTE CUP, and have used some of the colors from the photo.....

I see I should have went with a different color for the letters, so it would pop off of the latte cups more, but I think it is a fun card for a Coffee-Latte lovers Birthday!!

Thanks for stopping by today-you have until the 17th of Nov. to get entered into this challenge!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Owl always love.... THE CUTTING CAFE

How is everyone doing this weekend? We had a FREE week this week, where we could chose any file to I used one that was older.... I really like owls, so this set from THE CUTTING CAFE is right up my alley! The set is called: Fun With Owls!


and here is the lined paper inside....

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to go on over to
to check out what the rest of the dt made up for you!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Taking a scrapbooking class....

Hi all! I am taking a class right now, through Nicolejones911-Stretch your kit- in the class she goes over how she makes page kits-how to put together the papers and embellishments, etc...I am very excited to learn this process, as I want to broaden the card making to getting more scrapbooking done as well-(I have ALOT of catching up to do!!) (YEARS AND YEARS).
I was also excited about this class, as I would love to make my own scrapbooking kits from my stash-rather than going out and purchasing more and more!
So, I have made my first kit-I came up with 8 page kits to start out are my first two pages made with the kit I put together...

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

CHILI cheers....

Hi all, just real quick wanted to share a card I made for my hubby to take to a girl at his work that had given us some homemade salsa!  This digi image is from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS, he is called: CHILI CHEERS, you wont find him in the store, but can email Heather HERE, if you would like to purchase him....there are also a couple others-FIERY FLAMENCO DANCER and DANCING PEPPERS.

The sentiment is from CardZ TV stamp set "MANY THANKS".


Friday, October 30, 2015

A Treat Box, and a Pringles Can...UPDATED

Its a new challenge week over at CardzTV Blog....This week is to make something 3-D that is Pumpkin orientated.  I have used the "FRANKLY FRIGHTFUL" CardzTV stamp set, to complete this cute little Pumpkin Project.

I was able to use two different sentiments from this set-

here is another picture:

The cute little Pumpkin Treat Box is from The Cutting Cafe.

Papers are from the DCWV Amber Autumn Stack.

My daughter who moved to N.C. had posted a pic of some Pringle Cans that had been dressed up -and had cookies inside.....she tagged me in it, and said "Mama! You  could make these!" So I am sending her some-but with the actual Pringles she said she was probably craving those more than the cookies!

UPDATE: Ok, I made a real quick card to send along with the goodies...I used CARDZTV stamp set 
"Just Saying" for my sentiment, papers from the same paper stack.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Green Slime....

Hi everyone, it is time again for a new challenge over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG....I have used the adorable little BOO CUPCAKE available over at the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS STORE for my card....and of course added some Green slime....

I hope you get the chance to play along with us....and if I don't get back before then, Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

shake, shake, shake.....

HI! I am running I will get right to it-this week at 
 we are doing Shaker cards....I have used the SPIDER from the

Isn't she so stinking cute? I love this file!!
 I have used a stamp for the face from the
 CARDZ TV newer stamp set: "Let's Face It".
However, this cutie also comes with eyes in the file.
Hope you get the chance to stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG later today to see what the rest of the DT made up for ya to feast your eyes on!! 
Remember, there is always a chance that you could be the lucky winner of 3 sets, (the winner is chosen from the comments over at TCC Blog post), if your name is chosen!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Pillow Box...

Today at CARDZTV we are starting a new challenge-it is to make a Candy Wrapper or Holder for Halloween TREATS....
so, I have used CARDZTV's Stamp set "FRANKLY FRIGHTFUL"!! 

This was a  perfect sentiment to go along with this Witch Hat Halloween Pillow Box-
 (The file is from The Cutting Cafe).

I used papers from The Once Upon a Time stack by DCWV, 
 Halloween Ribbon from  Recollections, 
Two of the dies from My Creative Times set called "Bunch of Fun Circle Dies"
Stampin Up Wisteria Wonder Ink
and some twine from my stash.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Challenge....SPOOKY!!**UPDATED**

Yikes, it is that time of the year again!! I wanted to share with you a cute little card I made using the

The new challenge over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG is:
SPIDERS...and there are several different SPIDER images over at the Fresh Brewed Designs store!!

I also used the BOO die cut from My Creative Time, and some Halloween rub-ons and ribbon.

**I also just wanted to mention that Fresh Brewed Designs has done some updating on their website, and no longer has Red-Rubber stamps or some of the previous digi images listed.....however, that does not mean that they are not available.....if you see something you like from one of the DT, or another customer, Listed from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS-but can not find it in the store....
Please email Heather ( 
as it may be a special order item.....Thank You!!

I hope you get the chance to join in, and am so happy you dropped by!!

P.S. Heather has added a few new Halloween Images to the store today!!!
 Check them out....Fresh Brewed Designs....they are AWESOME!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

My Grandsons Birthday Party invite...

Just thought I would pop on here and share the Birthday Party invites I made for my Grandson Parker. He is really into Fire Trucks right guess what theme his party has? Yep, you are right....

See you soon, Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cardz TV and The Cutting Cafe...what an awesome combination!!

I just LOVE it when a project comes together, and you are really happy with it when your done! Well, I have to say, I had a 3D Home decor DT project due for CARDZ TV and a Fall themed DT project due for THE CUTTING what better than to put them together!! As you can see, they compliment each other perfectly!!

I have made this set for my Son and Daughter-in-law....they have just bought a new home, and are having a House Warming party in a couple of weeks....this will be perfect to use for some decorations!

The "AWESOME AUTUMN!" sentiment on the tag, is from CARDZ TV's stamp set: FALL FUN.

The "FALL" is: FALL WORD SHAPED CARD from The Cutting Cafe, and I have decorated it up with a few embellishments from my stash.

Here is another view:

Head on over to Mary's CARDZ TV Blog to check out all the DT Home Decor projects, and play along with her new 3D challenge!!

Also, don't forget to head on over to THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on 10/7/15, to check out all the DT FALL projects!

Hope to see you again real soon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Yep, peeps, today is the start of a new challenge over at
WILDLIFE-OUTDOORS is the theme! 

So, I have used the adorable little SQUIRREL available over at the 

other items used for my card:
Washi Tape -October Afternoon
Embellishments from October Afternoon-Apple Cider line
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper-Punny Licious
Designer papers from American Crafts-Autumn Crisp
Distressed with T.Holtz-Vintage Photo
Colored with Copics

Isn't that little fella just adorable?!!!!
I hope you get the chance to join in the challenge! Leave me a link, in my comments, if you do- as I would love to check out your blog as well!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

File Folders Box set with THE CUTTING CAFE

Hi peeps! This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we are using the 
FILE FOLDER BOX HOLDER FILE for our inspiration!
I  decided to start making these fun little boxes for my scrap cardstock that has been cut approx 4x5 1/4 for backgrounds.  For this little box, I decided to make one specially for Christmas will make it so much easier to grab then having to sort through all of them!! These little boxes are simply adorable-and so easy to make up!

and a front view...

This box could also easily hold sets of cards and envelopes to give as gifts....
The Cutting Cafe has two different sizes available...the bigger one can even hold 6x6 paper pads!
I hope you can stop by and check out the inspiration all the DT makes up for you, on 
 tomorrow, and make sure to comment, as it gives you the chance to win three files from 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, September 18, 2015

New challenge over at CARDZ TV....

Hi all! This is my first post back after summer break over at CARDZ TV
I am once again on the 3D team, so will be sharing some cool 3D creations with you.
The first 3D project is a 3D card.....and this is what I came up with:

I have used CARDZ TV stamp set: "FALL FUN" available over at the

I hope you get the chance to stop on over to 
and check out all the 3D creations the DT made up for you this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fresh Brewed Designs New Challenge.....

Hello! There is a new challenge going on over at Fresh Brewed Designs....this week the challenge is a sketch:
I have used FBD image: Gourd Birdhouse

I have also used the Cardz Tv Stamps "Critter Punnies" for the sentiment.
I loved coloring up this gorgeous image with my copics and then also crumpled it up and used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo to "age" the look....I am really liking how this turned out.....
Have a great day!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Its been so long.....

Hi all! WOW-has it ever been a long time since I posted! This crazy summer is almost gone already, and hopefully the cool fall will bring with it a slower pace!! It just seems odd to me that the kids start school back up the day after tomorrow! My Emily will be in the 7th grade, and because of money problems at the school district, she will be moving up to the High school, as they are shutting down the middle will be very interesting-they have told us that the 7th -8th graders will be kept in separate areas from the 9-12....we will see how it goes....not too excited about this transition at all!!
On another note, I would like to share a super fun file from THE CUTTING CAFE with you today! MILK CARTONS.....and there are all kinds of them....plain,  Fall and Halloween Milk Carton (the ones I worked with) and many more.....

Instead of cutting the pumpkin in the box so that there was a window, I just cut out the pumpkin twice on its own, then looked up a pumpkin on the cricut to get the little leaves. I also used the CARDZ TV stamp set Fall Fun for the sentiment, along with the You and are cut from the cricut.
I hope you will get the chance to stop by tomorrow over on THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG to check out what the rest of the DT came up with.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Make it now ....

I just wanted to share with you real quick, a card that I made this weekend for a wedding my daughter was in....this file came from the Cricut "make it now" a lot of little pieces!! This Cricut Explore is awesome.....I love it more every time I use it!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cute little witch with THE CUTTING CAFE....

This week at THE CUTTING CAFE, Regina gave us our choice of the ELISHA JEAN AND FRIENDS or ELENA JEAN sets to work with....I picked:

These sets are so fun, there are many to pick from and lots of Holiday themed girls too!!
Hope you are having a great week so far, and hope to be back sooner this next time! Things should start slowing down here soon!
 August 21rst will be the Inspiration Post over at 
so make sure to check it out for more of these awesome little gals-and leave a comment
over there for your chance to win three free sets of your own as well!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Cutting Cafe and Mini Note pad set...

Hello all!! 
WOW, summer is flying by! I already took my daughter school clothes/and supply shopping....yikes! I can't hardly believe my time with her home with me every day is almost gone sad!
This week Regina from THE CUTTING CAFE gave the DT a couple different options to work with....I decided on the 
I thought this would be a cute little set to keep for myself to write out a note to stick in Emily's lunch box every now and then!

Here is a pic of the note cards inside.....perfect sentiment!!
(this set comes with lots of different sentiments to pick from!)

You won't want to miss clicking HERE to go to THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG to check out what the other DT members made.....I have checked them out, and they are amazing!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

a winner and a new challenge....


Today there is a new challenge over at the FRESH BREWED DESIGNED CHALLENGE BLOG!
This week the challenge is: SUN AND SAND (Yellow and Craft).
I have used the FBD digi: MY ISLAND.

Also, I have had pick a winner for the BREAKFAST SET which is available over at the 
 On my post HERE- I had offered blog candy.....and the winner is:
 Desire, contact me and let me know the email address you would like the set sent to!

Please stop by the Digi Fundraiser site and pick out a few awesome digis for a cause....and if that is not possible , if you could pray for Debbie-(she recently had surgery for a rare uterine cancer) that would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

You still have time to enter!

Hi all- Just a quick post to let you know that you still have time to get in on the Blog Hop for a cause HERE!
(You can check out my post HERE, and still get entered to be in the draw for a super cute, super fun digi set! The set I am giving away to one lucky commenter on the above mentioned post is this one-Fun Breakfast Complete Set-HERE.)

Heathers Mom Debbie has had please pray for her to have a speedy recovery! She will be learning soon what other precautions/chemo/etc. that she will have to take regarding the cancer.....
You can still purchase the digi images/set to support this cause at DIGI FUNDRAISER FOR DEBBIE-- HERE.

I have made a card for Heathers Mom with another one of the digis: available on the fundraiser site....HERE.

See you again on the 29th, for inspiration for a new challenge over at the
-( also the day I will announce the winner to my blog candy)!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2015

This week at The Cutting Cafe....

This week at THE CUTTING CAFE, Regina gave us free reign of whatever file we wanted to since I am late with a birthday card for my nephew, I decided to use this set:

There are some ADORABLE little animals and bugs on this set!! This set would be perfect also, for making a set of cards to give!! Hmmmm.....I think I will have to do that!!  : )
Well, hope you get the chance to stop on over to THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on July 21rst for lots more inspiration!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fresh Brewed/Cupcake Inspirations challenge....

I am excited to announce that
 has teamed up this week with
 for a sweet challenge! For this challenge I have used the Fresh Brewed Designs image: 

I also wanted to remind you of the hop that is still going on for Heathers (owner of FBD) MOM, who has recently found out she has a rare Uterine Cancer, and no insurance. 
You can check out the hop, and read about how you can help out this awesome family-and get entered for my **blog candy** for one of the digi sets....HERE.....
set up for this hop for a cause.....HERE......
there are some super awesome and  fun digi's available there!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fresh Brewed Blog Hop for a Cause....

Good morning and welcome to the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Blog Hop.  Recently, we learned that Mrs. Debbie Lynch, the beautiful and loving mother of Heather Dennis, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer.  As most of you may know, cancer related medical costs can be quite expensive, and Mrs. Debbie currently has no medical insurance, which makes the cost significantly higher.  Therefore, we have decided to help raise enough money to cover these medical expenses, as well as aftercare expenses, by creating a digi shop. 
All the proceeds of the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop and the Fresh Brewed Designs Store will go directly to Mrs. Debbie to fund her lifesaving surgery and the aftercare necessary to bring her back to wellness.  Furthermore, Heather has created a Give Forward account to assist her mother.  
If you would like to help, please stop by the
For those of you who are not able to contribute monetarily, we would love for you to add Mrs. Debbie to your prayer list.  If there is one thing we know, prayers can work miracles that money cannot and healing and wellness is what we are praying to receive.

The hop launches today, Tuesday, July 14th on the
and will run until Tuesday, July 28th @ 11:59 PM Eastern Time.  All participants can be found in the Linky section  on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog, and we would love to have you join us!  We do ask that you use a digi from the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop or the Fresh Brewed Designs Store, and the theme is Anything Goes, and you can enter as often as you would like.  

Two prize packages will be awarded, one prize for a digi purchaser and one prize for a blog hop participant.  Winners will be chosen on Saturday, August 1st.  The prizes will consist of stamps, papers, ribbon, embellishments, etc.; plus, some random prizes will be offered by some generous blog hop participants along the hop.

For the card I have created for the hop, I have used the digi image by Carolyn Bounds: WHAT'S SHAKING, BACON? and a sentiment from CardzTV stamp set: CRITTER PUNNIES.

***I am offering Blog Candy: Like the image I used for my card? Well, there is a whole set which includes 4 images and 9 sentiments-and I am offering it for blog candy for one of the commenters on this post....winner will be picked on July 29th, using***

Thank you for dropping by and for helping us with our fundraising efforts; and again, we ask that you keep Mrs. Debbie in your prayers.  Have a wonderful Tuesday, crafty friends!  We look forward to admiring your creations! :)   

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fresh Brewed Blog Challenge....

Hello-well, I hope that you were able to join us for our Blog Hop for a cause yesterday over at Fresh Brewed....if not, you still have the chance to hop through! I have blog candy for the hop-so make sure to comment on this post HERE to be in the draw for the candy!
Today the Challenge at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Challenge Blog is Tropical Colors
Here is the card I have made for the challenge-I have used Fresh Brewed Designs digital image: Oceane

The sentiment is a stamp from My Creative Time.
Thanks for stopping by-don't forget to stop back soon!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Blog Hop coming soon!

Please Join us for a Fundraising Blog HOp on Tuesday July 14th!

You can check out the digis for this fundraiser HERE
You can also read more about the fundraiser or give donations HERE.
. Thanks for stopping by!