Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun with Silhouettes at The Cutting Cafe

Hello and Welcome!

I love silhouettes and for our design team post at The Cutting Cafe we played with a printable stamp set...cutting file called Fun with Silhouettes. The one thing Regina asked was that we highlight an area of the silhouette and I obviously chose the icing which for me is the best part. :)

The Cutting Cafe
Regina Easter, Owner/Designer

When you purchase this file it is an instant download and it is a huge set (66 images in all) so you have options for every occasion/holiday to work with. I love the flair that a silhouette adds to any card! Don't forget that Regina also has an online store, The Cutting Cafe Shop, where she carries paper crafting supplies, kits, stamps (including custom made) and more.

The DT post goes live later today on The Cutting Cafe blog so be sure to check it out and you'll see more inspiration by Regina and my awesome teamies. If you'd like the opportunity to win 3 FREE SETS from TCC leave a comment and you'll be automatically entered.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!
Lisa xx 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Flower Pop Up Cards at The Cutting Cafe

We are celebrating Regina's wonderful collection of Flower Pop Up Cards at The Cutting Cafe. The design team post will go live later today and I can't wait for you to see the amazing creations that my teamies created. I love flowers and tulips have always had a special place in my heart, especially pink ones. ;)

I enjoyed playing with watercolor paper and a pretty palette of Daler-Rowney watercolors to create this tulip. I found the watercolor set at Wal-Mart for $4.97 and decided to play with it. I have other sets but this one has all the colors and it slips into my purse easily so I can grab it on the go. If I lose it then I haven't lost a major investment. 

There is a set of leaves and grass in the cutting file as well as a stem. Mine were cut free-hand as I misplaced my printouts on my desk. If you could see it you'd know why I gave up looking for them.  

I inked the edges with Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink. A white gel pen was used to add dots on the leaves and I created splashes of white dots with a water-based white Sharpie pen.

On the front I added a British doily and a dimensional sentiment sticker from MAMBI.

Check out all of the inspiration at The Cutting Cafe blog to see more Flower Pop Up Card projects. If you leave a comment on the DT post you'll automatically be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE SETS from TCC.  

That's all for today, thanks for the visit!
Lisa xx

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

N for New, O for Old at ABC Christmas Challenge

N is for New, O is for Old

Hard to believe it is July already! 
A brand new challenge is up at ABC Christmas Challenge and we are on the letters "N" and "O"

The NEW on my card is the digi image and the sentiment stamp (new to me) from Avery Elle. The OLD is the holly paper which has been in my stash for so long I can't remember. There's a feeling of satisfaction when you cut into a paper that has been around 10+ years...think I am going to do that more often and stop hoarding. 


Prize is a $10 gift certificate to our lucky winner.

Our second sponsor is
They are also offering a $10 gift certificate as well. 

Last but not least...Helen is hosting this challenge and she has a prize to offer as well.

Today's card was made using a digi that one of our sponsors provided, Fred She Said, and it's Little Fat Santa Digi. This is such a cute image and it is a great purchase because several options come with the image including a printable sheet of mini-Santa's. I requested the uncolored version however there is a colored version and after looking at my image I wondered why I did not request the colored one. ;) I readily admit that coloring is not my gift but one of these days I plan to sit down and really apply myself to learning to use my Copic's and other markers to their full advantage. Does anyone else struggle with coloring? I'd love to know if you do or if you've found some awesome tips or tricks you'd like to share. 

Be sure to visit the challenge blog to see more inspiration using digital images from our sponsor, Fred She Said. Samantha has a handmade crochet project to share that you won't want to miss! Hope your summer (winter for Aussie's) is going better for you than ours is.....too much rain here. ;)

I'll be back Thursday the 6th with a design team project for The Cutting Cafe. 

Crafty Hugs,
Lisa xx

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BINGO Cards with The Cutting Cafe


I'm sharing a card I made for The Cutting Cafe's design team post featuring BINGO Cards...Printable Stamps. There are several sets to choose from over at The Cutting Cafe and mine is from the Summer Bingo Cards set. I made this card for a friend who's about to embark on a wonderful adventure. :)


There are several cards in this set to choose from with various sizes offered as well. Regina also offers a black and white version plus a blank one that can be customized for any occasion. If you click the first link in this post you'll see all of the BINGO Card sets available at TCC. 

The Cutting Cafe

The design team post goes live today so click this link to view more BINGO Card inspiration. If you comment you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE SETS of your choice from The Cutting Cafe. Regina will announce the winner on the 7th of July.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and taking amazing vacations!

Crafty hugs,
Lisa xx

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It's Road Trip Time with The Cutting Cafe

Wow, I don't think in the nearly 6 years I have been blogging that I have taken a month's break. It looks like I just did though. Things have been a bit cray cray around my house for the past 2+ months with home remodeling going on and a 3 week vacation to beautiful California. Since travel has been on my mind this design team post couldn't have come at a better time for me. ;) 

Today I'm sharing a card using The Cutting Cafe's printable stamp set...cutting file

and this is really one of my all-time favorite sets. There are 74 images (including sentiments) to create any travel...road trip...vacation themed project you like. When things settle down some for me you'll be seeing more of these images in albums I intend to make for my daughter. It was her college grad trip and we made memories for a lifetime. 

The Cutting Cafe
Regina Easter, Owner/Designer

Pay a visit to The Cutting Cafe's blog today to see the diverse road trip themed projects by the design team. If you leave a comment on the blog post you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE SETS from TCC. Regina will announce the winner on the 21st of June when the next DT post is shared.

Until then, have a great time crafting and remember that Regina also has an online shop where she sells various paper crafting supplies so be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe Shop.

See you soon,
Lisa xx

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pinwheels at The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe design team post, which goes live tomorrow, features pinwheels and I happen to love pinwheels. They have captivated me since I was a child!  

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the file but if you do not own an electric cutter that's okay because Regina always includes a PDF file so you can cut by hand. I used a white gel pen to add some highlights and a brad holds the four corners together. A striped straw is the base of my pinwheel and I added some ribbon from my stash to make a bow. The background paper is by Recollections and I added some green glitter circles which I outlined with a black gel pen. A word chat sticker by Tim Holtz provides my sentiment and for me that is what pinwheels do - strike up my imagination. 

The Cutting Cafe

Thanks for the visit today!
Be sure to visit TCC's blog tomorrow to see more inspiration using the Pinwheels Sentiment Template and Cutting File as well as a Pinwheel Treat Cup Cutting File. Also if you leave a comment on that post you will automatically be entered to win 3 FREE SETS of your choice from TCC. Regina will announce the winner on the 21st of May.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

J for Jingle Bells and K is for Keep It Simple at ABC Christmas Challenge

J for Jingle Bells

is the theme of my card and the sponsor for our current challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge is 

They are offering our lucky winner a voucher to the online store.

I used their digital image, Happy Penguins, on my card and instead of using actual jingle bells I decided to incorporate the song on my card using rub ons by Bo Bunny and tiny word stickers by Faith Illustrated. 

The challenge runs through the end of the month and I hope you'll join us. 
Click the challenge blog link to see what my design team mates created for your inspiration.

Crafty Hugs,

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