Thursday, February 7, 2019

Celebrating LOVE at The Cutting Cafe



Hello and Welcome!

I'm still a bit scarce here on my blog as I am trying to get back into a crafty routine. Today's share is a design team card for The Cutting Cafe. With Valentine's Day just around the corner you may be looking for inspiration in making cards, decorative boxes etc.. Well we have you covered over on TCC's blog so be sure to check this post out later today when it goes live. 


On this card I used two printable sets which makes it easy to mass produce. I'm also sharing below a photo of the files so you can see what is in each set. Both files come with PDF and JPEG format. 


I love you

this is the one I used but there is another version below

I love you1

In the first photo you can see the 3 fonts that are available in this set for $1.99 and it is an instant download after payment. 

The Cutting Cafe

The next set I used is the Keep Calm and Say I Love You Printable Set and it features colored and plain images. 

KEEP CLAM

and the plain

KEEP CLAM 1

This set is $1.75 and is an instant download after payment. 


I hope you enjoyed this card and to see a variety of projects featuring the Valentine's Day and LOVE printable sets and SVG files visit The Cutting Cafe's blog, link above, and if you leave a comment you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE SETS of your choice. Regina will announce the winner on the next DT post the 21st of this month. Good Luck!


Crafty Hugs,
Lisa





Monday, January 7, 2019

The Cutting Cafe's 2019 Full Planner Set



Happy New Year!

I have been absent from the blog world for the past few months but it is good to be back. One of my goals when I start a new year is always to be more organized and this comprehensive planner set from The Cutting Café is the perfect tool to do that. 





Today's share is my new address book featuring the contact list, special dates and yearly calendar. I realized the need for an updated address book when I went to write my Christmas cards in December. I have at least 4 address books that range from the time I married, this May will be 33 years, until now and I am tired of piecing together all of the addresses. So it was time for a new one and the best part is I can add additional pages as needed. Also I was inspired by Marie Kondo's book, The Magic Art of Tidying Up, which is how I am currently organizing my home. I am thanking the things I've used and loved and passing them on and keeping only the essentials. One updated address book will function better for me than hunting through all the others and I'll benefit from less clutter so it's a win-win for me. :)

You can see of the printable files available in the 2019 Full Planner Set here


The Cutting Cafe
Regina Easter, Owner/Designer




Front Cover

A 3-ring binder was dressed up with black chipboard and Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar collection.


Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe's blog to see all of the inspiration by the design team. If you leave a comment you'll be automatically entered to win 3 FREE SETS of your choice. The winner will be announced on our next DT post on the 21st. Best of luck!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Lisa xx


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

'U for Upon' and 'V for Very Quick' at ABC Christmas Challenge

'V for Very Quick'


Hello and Welcome!
I've been on a blog break while recuperating from my surgery in August but it's good to be back. Today's share is a design team card for ABC Christmas Challenge. I am hosting this month so along with a sponsor's prize for our lucky winner I am offering a cute stamp set by Andrea Gomoll. 


Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up


They are offering 2 free digi's from Wendy's Etsy Shop. 


To play along create a Christmas themed project using the letters 

'U for Upon' or 'V for Very Quick'

and yes you can create two projects using both letters or incorporate both on one. Enter as many times as you like and be sure to specify which letter influenced your project. Be sure to check out all of the DT inspiration here on the main challenge blog

Good Luck!
Lisa xx

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow Folio Card



Welcome, we have a brand new challenge for you at ABC Christmas Challenge. This month we are on the letters S for Snow and T for Teal. Every entry needs to be a Christmas themed project and you can enter as often as you like. For my DT project I was inspired by Kathy Clement's folio cards and decided to make one of my own. As she says it's a great way to give a card that also doubles as a gift. This Christmas I'll be gifting a handmade folio card with a packet of specialty cocoa and a recipe, for a delicious cookie to enjoy while sipping their cocoa, to friends at my church. 



I love this die that I bought last year in Branson, Missouri. There's a fabulous scrapbooking store on the main highway through town and it is chock full of crafting supplies. I always find unique things in that store and end up making multiple trips when I am there. ;) It is by Yvonne's Creations and it's called Holly Jolly Nesting Frame. I added flat back pearls to the star centers and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass distress ink. I used a cut-apart image on top of the die and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment features the word Snow so that is my 'snow element' for this challenge. I added a Recollection rosette 3D sticker, a resin heart, twine bow, and in the upper left is another image from the sticker sheet. The reindeer at the top of the focal image is from Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks ephemera pack and the number '25' is by Simple Stories and is a sticker from a 2017 Christmas collection which I can't remember right now. A polka dot ribbon was added to the front and back covers and is the closure for my folio. All of the papers used are from the Jingle collection by Authentique .


This is how the inside looks when you open it. The right side is a pocket where I slipped the cocoa packet and the left side is purely decorative. I used washi tape on both sides and cut-apart images from the collection. 


The left flap lifts up and I created a tuck spot with a banner from the cut-apart page to slip my recipe into. On the bottom I added a red doily and punched a 3.5" circle and stamped a sentiment from Verve's Jolly Jingles stamp set. I also stamped a small snowflake on the background and colored in the ribbon and jingle bells with festive berries Distress Ink Marker.

Back Cover

This was a fun project to make and came together quickly using the coordinating papers and cut-apart images in the Jingle collection. 



Our Sponsor for this challenge is Wild Rose Studio



and one lucky winner will receive this prize below.

Winter Cottages A5 Clear Stamp Set


also as a sponsor we have 


with a prize of 




For more details check out the main challenge blog link above and enter to win. Our hostess Chrissy is offering a prize of her own to one lucky winner so check that out as well. You have until the end of September to play along. Good Luck!

Crafty Hugs,
Lisa xx


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy Mail Tracker

Front Cover

Hello and Welcome Back!

As promised I am back with a project I made for a friend in India. We swapped 5 decorated tags and I used the beautiful collection - A Ladies Diary - by Graphic 45 to decorate her tags and to create this Happy Mail Tracker for her. She swaps with a lot of pals and thought this could be useful for her to keep up with what is going out and what is coming in. The cover and inserts are designer papers but the main body of the book is a file by The Cutting Cafe. I design for TCC and when Regina shared this new file with us I knew I had to create some for friends of mine. Unfortunately, I mailed two before I realized that I had forgotten to snap photos of them. Ugh! At least I remembered this time lol. We'll call it ex-cancer brain okay?1? LOL

Here is a link to the PDF file that is offered at The Cutting Cafe. All you have to do is print and trim to size. Easy peasy!! 


I used a Cinch machine to bind my book but you could use any style binding you choose. I also decided to chomp the corners with a We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch - Scallop. All of the edges were inked (dp's only) with Gathered Twigs distress ink by Tim Holtz. The alpha's on the cover are from the sticker sheet from G45's Secret Garden collection. 

Here's what the rest of the book looks like.







If you like to swap happy mail then check out the links above to get this file. They make great gifts for your pen/swap pals and Christmas is not too far off in the distant future. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with more scheduled posts next week with design team projects for ABC Christmas Challenge on the 5th and The Cutting Cafe on the 7th. 
See you then!

Crafty Hugs, 
Lisa xx



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5 Tag Swap with Pen Pal

5 Tag Swap featuring Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary


Hello and welcome back! 
This is a scheduled post and today I'm sharing a Tag Swap I made for a dear friend in India. We originally met through Pocket Letter Pals and although I left PLP's we have remained friends. Earlier in the year she was battling cancer and in July I was diagnosed with cancer also. I'm happy to report that she is doing very well and has recovered. I am beginning my journey and on the 17th of this month I had surgery to remove the cancer and received a chemo treatment during surgery to kill any remaining cells. I have a rare cancer, Peritoneal Carcinomatosis, and just grateful that I was a candidate for the specialized surgery they now offer to patients. My family and I are praying that when I go for my first PET scan in November it comes back NED (no evidence of disease). It seems cancer touches so many people all over the world and it tends to bond you to each other in a very special way. That is why I wanted these tags to reflect beauty with a vintage touch (which she loves) and I couldn't resist adding encouraging notes using Tim's word stickers. 


Close up of the first tag, the sentiment is a cup apart from one of the designer papers. I die cut Tim's beautiful butterflies using another dp and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink. Liquid pearls were added to each tag and flat back pearls to the butterflies.

Fussy cut images really make these tags pop. I die cut a doily by Taylored Expressions and cut it in half and added to each side of this tag. 

Another die cut doily but this one is from My Favorite Things and I love the vintage feel of it.

The papers and cut aparts in this collection are so pretty. I added foam tape to some of the elements to add some dimension to each tag.
 
The flowers are a great feature and I fussy cut several types to add to these tags. The stamps were inked and two were popped up on foam tape. Every tag has a kraft base and all edges were inked with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I love the warmth this color adds. A O-ring was used to hold the tags together and I added various ribbon/trim to it as a finishing touch.


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope these tags inspired you to create some of your own and swap with a friend or gift someone. I would appreciate your prayers for my continued recovery. It will be a long one but I knew that going into it and fully believe that I have more to do here and God is not finished with me yet.  I'll be back on Thursday (also a scheduled post) with a companion gift that I sent my friend as a happy. ;) 

Until then take care and I'll see you then!
Crafty Hugs,
Lisa xx

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Fun with Rosettes at The Cutting Cafe

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Hello and Welcome!

I'm sharing a card today that features a great file - Fun with Rosettes - for The Cutting Cafe's second design team post this month. This was a quick and easy card to create and the rosette really packs a punch. The butterflies are also part of the file and I added 3 to this card for a visual pop of color. 


The Cutting Cafe


Visit TCC's blog today to see more inspiration using this template...cutting file. If you leave a comment on the DT post you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE SETS of your choice from TCC. Regina will announce the winner on the 7th of September when our next post will be. Good Luck!

Lisa xx



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