Monday, April 27, 2009


SOME EXCITING NEWS!!!!! Today I get to post my Submission Challenge for SHEETLOAD OF CARDS!!!!! They are currently looking for 4 designers. To be considered, I had to pick a prior sketch from their blog, make 3 cards and a "Beyond the Card" project.

After reviewing all the different awesome sketches I picked...........SHEETLOAD MINI - SEPTEMBER 08    For some reason, I am totally attacked to the long skinny cards.

Here are all my project:

My first card was inspired by the butterflies on the paper.

Card stock: CTMH Vanilla Cream
Pattern Paper: Colorbox Friendly Forest collection (SOOOO adorable!!!)
Stamped Butterflies: Hero Arts Clear Stamps
Sentiment Stamp: THE CUTTING CAFE - All About Mom stamp set
Ribbon: Offray
Diamond Stickles
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink to stamp the images
Marvy Brown marker for the doodle dots
Swarovski Crystals - Orange

My Second card was yet again inspired by Butterflies........I really love butterflies: The sentiment reads: "Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes"

Card stock: CTMH Outdoor Denuim and Vanilla Cream
Pattern Paper: CTMH Blue Ribbon paper pack (which includes the card stock)
Butterfly stamp: CTMH Whimsical Wings
Sentiment Stamp: Butterfly Wings (I used clear embossing powder)
Ribbon: Offray
Stickles in red and diamond
Copic Markers to color in the butterfly
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

My third card was inspired by the little birds in the stamp set:

Cardstock: CTMH Indian Corn Blue and Vanilla Cream
Pattern Paper: Making Memories (Chloe's Closet - I LOVE THIS ENTIRE COLLECTION)
Flowers: Bazzill
Baby Blue Pearl Brads: Oriental Trading
Bird stamps: Heidi Grace Clear Stamps
Ribbon: Orange ribbon is Elements and the Green Polka Dot ribbon is fro the Chloe's Closet collection
Printable Sentiment Stamp: THE CUTTING CAFE - All About Mom stamp set
Copic Markers
Stickles in copper and diamond
White Sakura Gel Pen for the doodle dots
Martha Stewart border punch

Now for the "Beyond the Card" I altered a glass vase I bought at Michaels (I wanted to use real flowers but had to improvise for the picture)

Card Stock: Brown Bazzill and CTMH Vanilla Cream
Patter Paper: We R Memory Keepers White Out Collection (LOVE IT!!)
Stamp: CTMH What A Great Day
Buttons: CTMH
Ribbon is Elements and Offray
EK Success 2" circle scallop punch
Bo Bunny Rub ons
Copic Markers
3-D squares CTMH

Well this concludes my Interview post.......I hope everyone likes all my projects!!! I had so much fun with this sketch!!! Thank you Sheetload of Cards for considering me for your team!!!


Hugs, T

Sunday, April 26, 2009


YAY!!! I am finally finished with my daughter's First Holy Communion Keepsakes!!!! From the beginning I wanted something like a bookmark style keepsake. My good friend DeeDee sent me a link of a Long Criss Cross card and I thought it was PERFECT for what I wanted. To see the step by step how to click HERE.

I also knew I wanted to use some frosted acetate for the "Tag" part of her keepsake - it's a very sturdy material and I just LOVE to work with it. I buy my acetate (both frosted and clear) from SHORTCUTS. Their customer service is awesome too.

For these keepsakes I used CTMH daisy white card stock; Offray ribbon; Darice Jewelry charms, Bazzill silk flowers and K & Co. pearl brads.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday evening!!!

Hugs to all,

Monday, April 20, 2009


What a special week.......This weekend was my SIL's baby shower and everything turned out AWESOME!!!!! In addition, this week over at the BBTB we were asked to make the inch bag from TBB&M but the really cool part was that we had to use one of four images provided to us by PENNY LOVES VINTAGE. Oh boy these images are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Here is my design:

I used Cricut Expression, TBB&M Cartridge, Bazzill card stock, Martha Stewart punch for handle, Martha Stewart Ribbon, scallop punch, Melissa Frances rub-ons, hemp, craft buttons, white Sakura Pen, Stickles and misc crafts flowers my very sweet friend Connie sent me.

another close up picture:

For more beautiful projects, check out the BBTB HERE.

Check out the other images available at PENNY LOVES VINTAGE HERE. They are amazing - you will not be disappointed.

Hugs to all,

Thursday, April 16, 2009


WOW - I am finally finished with my SIL's baby shower party favors. Next will be my daughters First Communion Keepsakes so stay tuned for that - you are going to LOVE it.

I made my SIL a guest sign in book in the shape of a Lighthouse which I cut using my new LIFE'S A BEACH Cricut cartridge that I got from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. I also made her 60 sour cream containers and the tags were made using the Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge. Finally I made her 60 menus for the guests. The anchors were cut using the Martha Stewart punch because those were made prior to me ordering the cartridge. Here is a picture with all the projects:

The Lighthouse Guest Sign in Book:

The lighthouse was cut using the FIT TO PAGE button and with the blade at 2 and med pressure so that it does not cut all the way out (I cut this pattern out in white 2 times). Since there is no BLACKOUT or SHADOW feature for these cuts, I had to made a pattern this way. Once cut, I glued it to a piece of chip board and hand cut it out.

After I had the base all done, I then cut the Lighthouse out in the colors (red and navy) using Bazzill Cardstock. Once I cut out all my pieces, I glued them to the other pattern and did some sewing, added my yellow rhinestone, added the hemp that ties the book and then glued it to the base part of the book (chipboard).

For the pages, I designed the bottom part of the Lighthouse using my Design Studio and the rounded rectangles in the George and Basic Shapes cartridge - the size was just trial and error......I must have cut them out about 5 times before I finally got the exact size but once I did, I just had to cut the 38 pieces. I did the cover of the book out of chipboard using the same technique as I did the base of the book.

The letters are also from the Life's a Beach Cartridge.

Sour Cream Container:

The tag is done using 2 square scallop punches and then using my Pooh and Friends cartridge, I cut the sailboat square tags....they are sooooo adorable!!!! I added a brad and tied it to the container.

The nautical theme is one of my favorites.....

I hope you liked all the projects.

Hugs, T

Monday, April 13, 2009

i love you...i love you....i love you...24/7

This was such a FUN card to make!!!  This week over at the BBTB our challenge was to make something using the 24/7 cut from the Graphically Speaking  Cricut Cartridge.

For this project, I used the heart shaped card from THE CUTTING CAFE, as well as the I LOVE YOU background printable stamps.    I just LOVE everything over at THE CUTTING CAFE and now through April 14th, there is a sale......BUY ONE GET ONE of equal or lessor value for FREE!!!  That's right......FREE......... so head on over to see all the different printable stamps available - you WILL NOT be disappointed. 

To see other amazing creations with the 24/7 visit the BBTB HERE.

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend!!!

Cardstock:  CTMH
Glitter:  Martha Stewart
Scallop Heart Punch:  Martha Stewart
Scallop circle:  EK Success
Circle Punch:  EK Success
24/7: Graphically Speaking
Heart shape Card:  THE CUTTING CAFE
i love you (background printable stamp) :  THE CUTTING CAFE
Ribbon:  Martha Stewart
Swarovski Crystals

Hugs to all,

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Make sure to visit THE CUTTING CAFE!!! Right now through April 14th, Regina is having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE!!!! When you buy ONE stamp set, you get another of equal or lesser value for FREE!!!!! She truly has some AMAZING stamps sets so you don't want to miss this!! To be directed to TCC, click HERE.

Hugs, T

Friday, April 10, 2009


So I received this amazing set of COPIC Ciao's from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK a week ago, as well as a few sketches I ordered a few individual colors from Eclectic Paperie and let me just say......I feel like a kid with a new coloring book and crayons!!!!!!!!!

I took one of the images that my sweet friend SHARON and DEEDEE mailed me a few months ago and started to color, then shading, etc. Of course it's not anywhere NEAR as great as their Tilda's, but you know what they say......"Practice makes perfect" One day I hope to be just like them.

I wanted to say THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, to my dear friends and sisters, REGINA, SHARON and DEEDEE for all your help and for answering all my questions regarding these amazing markers.....they truly are AWESOME!!!!!!! You have been such an inspiration to me and your friendship has been such a blessing for the past 2-3 years........Love ya girls!!!

Hugs to all,

Monday, April 6, 2009


I have been so busy this weekend .... I had to go shopping for my daughters First Communion dress and accessories and finish up my sister in laws baby shower party favors. I am also working on the sign in book for my sister in law and it's coming out beautiful......I will take pictures of all the projects at the shower which is in two weeks!!!!

This is the Happy Birthday card I made for the BBTB challenge this week. We had to use the cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I also used the Friends Forever and Always kit from SWEETARTS PAPERIE - I LOVE THIS KIT!!! Krista is also selling these really cute Ribbon kits that are ADORABLE!!!!

Click HERE to see all the other amazing projects with this cut.....the designers at the BBTB ROCK!!!!

Pattern paper, Card Stock, Ribbon from SWEETARTS PAPERIE
Happy Birthday: Hello Kitty Greetings
Printable Stamp: THE CUTTING CAFE
Scallop Cirlce Punches: SU
Creative Memories Wavy Trimmer
Star Dust Stickles
Flower Punch: EK Success
Scallop edge Punch: EK Success Water Treading Punch
Swarovski Crystals

Thanks for looking!!

Hugs, T

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I love my new kit "Friends Forever and Always" from SWEETARTS PAPERIE!!!! Krista my friend, your kits are amazing. I love the way all the papers and embellishments coordinate so perfect.

I also can't get enough of the printable stamps from THE CUTTING CAFE. For this special card I used the new MONOGRAM set.

Also to remind you that when you purchase one of Krista's kits, you also get an additional free Printable Stamps Set from The Cutting Cafe - this is a great deal!!!!

Pattern paper, Card Stock and ribbon from SWEETARTS PAPERIE
The Simple Things: CTMH
Live, Laugh, Love: Melissa Frances rub-ons
Scallop square punch: EK Success

Thanks for looking!!

Hugs, T