Sunday, December 7, 2014

A little inspiration

Wow! I'm amazed at how long it has been since I posted a project. It's darn right shameful.

I have found inspiration a couple of ways.  First off, I am now the proud owner of a Cricut Explore. Yes I finally bit the bullet. I still have a lot of experimenting to do but have managed to make a couple of projects and have plenty more to go. It really is an incredible machine and I've only touched the surface. Yes it does need to be linked to a computer but I think it is worth it.
I also found some creative inspiration at The Cutting Café of course. Regina has plenty of sets to choose from. So many that I have decided to make my top 7 list. Check out these fabulous sets:
1.  Assorted Purse Box Template:  This set has 5 different purse types and several accessories
to make your project truly special.
2.  Nail Polish Box Holder:   I really love this one. I can see myself making these for my
11 year old and all her friends. It would be such a cute gift especially if placed in a cellophane baggie and ribbon.
3.  Christmas Shape Shaker Cards:  How fun are these? I haven't made a shaker in a long time.
These look so fun. You can buy them individually or the full set of 9. So adorable.
4.  Card Box Organizer:   This would be such a cute handmade gift especially if you
included handmade cards in the set. Love it!
5.  Book Box Set:  This would be perfect for teacher appreciation gifts.
6.  Butterfly Treat Box:  It doesn't get any better than this. Love the trio version.
7.  Stationary Box:  Another good one with lots of choices.
I could go on and on but I'm sure you'd rather take a look at them than have me explain them to you. I'm no longer on the Cutting Café design team. I am just excited about the sets they have to offer.
Hopefully you like these sets as much I do. It's extremely hard not to. I hope to post projects soon.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Back in the day...

When I was in the 8th grade I used to go roller skating on Saturday afternoons. I'd spend hours skating along to the music with my friend Judy, eating junk food and having a good time.
Seeing this image - Roller Mae - from Some Odd Girl really brought back some fond memories. I never had stars on my skates but would have if I had the option back then. Thanks for looking and I hope you bring in the New Year with creativity and inspiration.
I'm still working on getting my Mojo back so I've been checking out some of the challenge blogs and decided to make a card that incorporated several of the monthly themes going on so here's the list of challenges that this card qualifies for:
Some Odd Girl - Tag! You're It! - must use a tag on your project 
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Sports and Fitness - must have something stamped
Simon Wednesday - Something new - like a new digi 

Friday, January 3, 2014

So Berry Cute Sophie

 Today I'm sharing a card that really came together in minutes. I like when that happens. This digital image is an oldie but goodie.  This was one of my Design Team images from The Town Scrapper and is a Victoria Case Design. Isn't she adorable?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Create a Background Challenge

Merry Christmas!!!

I know its been ages since I've posted and I'm slowly working my way back. I thought the best way to get a jump start was with a challenge.

I needed some inspiration so I decided to check out what Some Odd Girl has been up to.  It turns out that they are now selling clear stamps as well as digital stamps. I'm still a digi girl at heart but love that they have both options.
This month's challenge is called "Create a Background." I wanted my image to be the showcase so I stamped a black and white background. It felt good to get a little ink on my fingers. Here's what I came up with.


Thanks ladies for helping me get back in the groove. I plan on joining in on more challenges in the future.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thank you_St Patricks Day Style

Here's a Thank You card I made using one of the Shamrocks from the Lucky Me set that I used earlier this week. It just goes to show you how versatile this Cutting Cafe set really is.

I paired it up with an image from The Stamping Boutique that I think is adorable. It comes in a girl version too. It's really a quick and simple card but sometimes that is all you need.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Think Green!!

I thought I'd share a card I made for St. Patricks Day. It's a whole lot of green and I love it. I used several different prinable images from The Cutting Cafe which I've shared below.

First I printed the Lucky Background on a piece of white card stock. Then I printed the large shamrock from the 4 Leaf Clover Shaped Card printable set using the background paper I just created. I cut out the shamrock and popped it up with dimensionals.

The large sentiment and the black and white clover embellishment is from the Lucky Me printable set. All great sets to have of course.

Be sure to head on over to The Cutting Cafe to see what wonderful things Regina has to offer. There are some new must have sets.