Sunday, July 19, 2015

Just Bee-Cause You're Nice

Hi everyone, it is time for a new challenge over at the Cutting Cafe.  This week was Anything Goes, so we got to choose what files we wanted to work with.  I chose Cute Critters.


I used my Prima Watercolor pencils and my Dove Blender Pen to blend the coloring on my Beehive and Bees.



My card is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card and the paper is from my stash.  I loved working with this set of "Critters" and will be using some of the other critters in future projects.  Please be sure to stop over at the Cutting Cafe to see what the other designers have done but also to shop for your files for your projects.

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Christmas in July - Stocking Shaker Card

I am back with a new project for the Cutting Cafe.  We are celebrating Christmas in July.  Today I have for you a Stocking Shaker card as well as a tutorial video for you.




You can get this file and others like it from The Cutting Cafe.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Guest book

I have been super busy these past few weeks making wedding invitations for my son and his fiance's wedding August 1st.  They also asked me if I could do the guest book.  This is what I have come up with so far.  They are planning a rustic and small wedding and want to use lots of burlap for their decorations.


I started with a piece of 8" X 8" chipboard that I covered with plain burlap.  I then added a strip of printed burlap that had a lace pattern on it.  In the middle of that I added some Ivory lace and then another smaller piece of lace with an ivory ribbon running through it. 

The purple flower was actually a white crocheted flower that I sprayed with some purple fabric paint.  The button was a black button with a design around the outer edge that I then used my finger and some silver alcohol ink to stain it silver.  I adhered the button to the center of the flower using glossy accents.  I also added some silk baby's breath in purple and white to the larger purple flower..  I inked a couple of Tim Holtz tickets with some vintage photo distress ink and using Glossy Accents adhered them just underneath the flower.  On the other side of the flower I added one of the message keys that says LOVE and again, lightly stained it with the Silver Ink. 

The Today, tomorrow and forever was one of the items that came with my Minc. I ran it through the Minc and foiled it with silver foil. I then distressed the white tag with Vintage Photo distress ink and adhered it with Glossy Accents.  I set a metal coffee mug on it to weight it down while it dried and ended up with this marbled effect on the sign.

The bottom picture is the pages for the inside of the guest book.  I am going to use my Cinch to bind it all together.

Thanks for stopping buy.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

First attempt with my Air Eraser

Working  on wedding invitations and decorations.  Here is my first attempt with my Air Eraser.

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's Your Birthday

I have another post using a file from The Cutting Cafe.   This time it's all about CUPCAKES.
Here is my cupcake.  Stop by the Cutting Cafe and check out all the Cupcake files there are.



My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to make a 5" X 7" card base. I added my patterned paper and attached my cupcake with some foam tape to the card front. I ran the frosting through the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and used some  Liquid Pearls to add some sprinkles to the top.  I also added some stickles to the candle flame.

I hope you will hop on over to The Cutting Cafe to check out all the great files there are1!!.

I apologize that I didn't get a video made for this post but I've by fighting  a sore throat and laryngitis so you probably wouldn't have understood a word I said.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Cutting Cafe - Design Team Planner Project.

First, I just have to say how excited I am to be working with Regina and the other Design Team members over at The Cutting Cafe.  If you've never visited before, you should make a shopping trip over there a priority. There are so super cute files over there for you to enjoy in your crafting.



So for my first project was to utilize the files for The Design Team Planner or the Craft Supply Planner.  I chose to use items from both planners.

For the cover I added lots of stickles to the butterflies.  I resized my planner to be 5 X 7 so it would fit in my purse so I could take it shopping.  For more details check out the video below.


Be sure and visit the Cutting Cafe store to check out all the awesome files. Also be sure to visit the blog  on the 7th and 21st of the month to check out all the design teams great projects.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Exciting News!!!!

The Cutting Cafe Designer


I am now a member of the Cutting Cafe Design Team as a Video Designer which you will be seeing more videos from me.  I am super excited to get started on my first project. Look for it during the week of June 7th!!!

So while the CardzTV Design Team is on summer hiatus, I will still be bringing you plenty of projects and inspiration and videos too!