Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cutting Cafe Inspiration: Boo!!

This week's inspiration project at the Cutting Café was one of our choice.  I am getting into the Fall mood, so I decided to make Halloween Card #1.   Ever since I was a little girl I always doodled pumpkins on fences with ghosts and bats.  This project came easy for me.  When I saw this  file I actually giggled and said this is what will be my project.

I printed off some paper using my Silhouette Patterns and went to town. I used the Cutting Cafe's Halloween Basic Shapes as SVG files and cut them out on my Silhouette.  I gave the ghost some glimmer with glitter to get that opal look and gave him a cute little orange bowtie using the 50 cent ribbon at Micheal's.  I popped up the ghosts and the bat to give the card a little dimension.

Regina has some really cute Halloween products on her site. If you are having a party, giving treats at the office or just want to make some things for your own little monsters, you will love her selection.  Head over to the Café and see what creepy, scary, crawly thing you can create.

Friday, August 23, 2013

SOU Die Cut Challenge

Hello all!  This week, Stuck on U Sketches has set the task of using borders on a project. I opted to do a layout and added a challenge for myself of using colors I would not normally put together but had seen in an add.  I opted for Pink and Aqua with burgundy.  Ruby was our dog.  He lived outside on our Farm and when my niece moved here, she thought Ruby needed to be rescued from outdoor living.  She is spoiling the dog rotten and admit, she is having a much better life now.  Amanda is great with dogs.  Every picture taken of Ruby shows her smiling now.  When her parents came down they took to her right away too. This is Amanda and her Mom with the now "little darling".

I have had these papers for years. and the labels were cut off, so I am not sure who made them. The stamps set is an old one two. I am finding flourishes behind flowers is a great look.  I am not sure you can see the border on the left too well, since it is dark, but I folded it,  as if to make a rosette and let it hang down the side, gluing only the top and a button at the top.  The title was cut using a Cricut Font and the Tim Holtz Market font die cut by Sizzix.  The borders were made using Martha Stewarts heart border punch and her Fence punch.  The paper under the tear on the background matt is by Maggie Holmes.  I edged everything in Mahogany using the Tim Holtz Distress ink pad.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cutting Cafe: Coach Purse

If you love purses, then you need to head to the Cutting Café to see Regina's Purse Set.  These digi's are dreamy.  I made this for my daughter's birthday as she just LOVES Coach.  If I had more time  I would stitch instead of faux stitch the leather parts.  As all of Regina's file do, this came together pretty quick for a last minute thought. I put money inside of it rolled up.  She has always wanted a Coach full of money. It's not my best work, but I found the file at 10:00 PM the night before the package was to be mailed.  When I saw this file, it was perfect!  Hugs to Regina for this one.


I made the entire thing on my Silhouette using the SVG files Regina provides.  She even provided the Coach background paper for us.  I did not have brads large enough to fit the holes, so I used my hearts.  Since it is for my daughter, I found it fitting.  I loved the way the handles have white on one side and blue on the other.  It makes them look two toned.  Perhaps this is an idea for Coach :)

Friday, August 9, 2013


Hidie Ho everyone.  This week's die cut challenge at Stuck on You Sketches is the theme of Furry friends.  I pulled out my Cricut Meow Cartridge and opted for this design.  It just made me chuckle, for it reminds me that things could always be worse. 

I printed the paper using a digital pattern I have. I am not sure which line it was, but I really liked the stone gray and polka dots to give the cat some whimsy.  The flower was made using my favorite stand by for small flowers, the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  I cut the leaves using a Silhouette file I had.  I printed the sentiment on card stock. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cutting Cafe: Girls

Hello All.  I hope you had a great week.  This week's project at the Cutting Café was the theme of Girls.  I used the All About Girls Stamp Set.  When I saw the "Its a Girl Thing" I knew what I wanted to do.  I needed a new project sketch book for my old one was used up. This is my new one.  I made a Christmas book like this years ago that has a section for all that one has to do at that time of year.  I found it useful to put some order to the tasks and decided to make one for my fun time too.  I left off the ribbon on the binding intentionally to make sure the full book opens all of the way.  But, I don't really would be cute.

I printed off Maggie Holmes Papers that I picked up at AC Digital.  I printed two of the first page in different sizes, raising the small one on the large with pop dots.  It gave it a little more character without too much dimension.  I made three sections. One is for Scrapping, one for Sewing and the last is for Quilting.  Between the folders are blank pages for me to run my sketch ideas.  I put my current quilting project fabric sampler in the first folder so you would get a better idea of what to do with something like this.  I imported the stamp that was already colored in on to the paper prior to my printing it.  I raised it up using Photoshop with the backdrop shadow feature.  I cut the dress and hat out with my Scissors.  Haven't used those in months for that sort of thing.  The flourish came from my Silhouette.