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Where as the time gone???

As you can see it has been a very long time since I have blogged. Life as been hectic since I bought a Scrapbook store back in July but it has been very rewarding - I get to spend everyday doing what I love to do most, craft.

You may not know but I am not a traditional scrapbooker, seldom do layouts or cards. I love 3D objects and my customers have noticed this as well and have mentioned that there are few layouts in the store to inspire them........... So, I scrapped.  Here are the two layouts I did.

In this layout I used the new Violet Crush from Kaiser Craft then made a white peony using my cameo and a file created by Lori Whitlock.  I then dusted the flower with some chalk just on the edges. The pink and purples in this line are beautiful, this picture doesn't do the colors justice.

On this layout I used Art of Life collection. I love the antique colors and how easy this layout came together. I printed three wallet sized pictures in sepia and put them behind an acrylic set of fr…

View Finder Reel project - Trip to Disneyland

I am sooo very excited to share my project for The Cutting Cafe this week. I used the View Finder Reel and a Film Strip to make this using pictures of two of my beautiful nieces at Disneyland. This project was so much fun to make - takes a bit of time to assemble but so worth it.

Below is a video that will walk you through some of the steps of making this. 

Ken and Barbie Graduate

Hi Everyone, I made these for a friend and thought I would share..... Click "here" for MTC and "here" for SVG - Please leave me a comment below if you use the file. I would love to see what you do with it.


Baby Shower Banner

TGIF!! This has been one long week but my work week ended with a bang yesterday..... Let me explain.

Last week we got a call asking if we could help make a banner for a Baby Shower based on a banner he (yes, I said he) saw on Etsy (you can see it "here"). I told him over the phone that I could.

After I saw the banner on Etsy I asked him if I could take some creative direction with his banner.  I knew it was for a baby shower and the theme was butterflies - elegant with a rose pink, sage green and cream. I asked his budget and we agreed on about $25 dollars (he provided the rose paper from another store).

BIGGEST compliment - He loved it so much that instead of paying the $25 he paid $30 - MADE my day!
PLUS, I had the banner on the craft table at the store and got TWO other customers hire me to do banners for them as well....

I love it when a customer puts their trust in me.... What's sad is these pictures do NOT show how elegant and beautiful this banner is in person...…

White on White

This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged this talented crafters by asking them to create something that is white on white with a touch of color. I know you will be as pleasantly surprised to see what they have come up with. There is so much talent here that I know they have risen to the occasion and have some wonderful projects to share.

So please begin at Lorby's World since she is our hostess and has a give away going on with this hop. She has all the details on her blog.

I (Tee) am a guest hostess and am offering a give away from The Cutting Cafe who is our sponsor this month to one lucky person who leaves a comment below.  

Please visit The Cutting Cafe to see all their beautiful printable and cutting files.

Now let's begin this hop.

For my project I embossed two pieces of white paper. I fuzzy cut some of the embossed pieces and used pop dots to give it a POP. I placed is a very thin pink border (for my splash of color), added a white ribbon, a soft pink flo…

Keep Calm and....................... The Cutting Cafe Project

Hi Everyone, This week at The Cutting Cafe we got to play with a set called Keep Calm and Reach for the Stars..... For my project I made a super easy card..... You  can pick up this set for $1.75 (super affordable). Here is my card and a quick video on how I put it together.


Here is my video... Hope you enjoy! :)

It's About Time - Working Clock

I am so super excited to share with you my video for TheCuttingCafe using a file called ITS ABOUT TIME.  I brought the file into Make the Cut and cut out all the pieces then added a clock kit I found at Michaels.

Wedding Card - Beautiful Rose by The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone, Happy Tuesday to you - Can you believe April is almost over? The weather is getting warmer and flowers are in full bloom... Speaking of flowers - I totally fell in love with this week's file from The Cutting Cafe - Beautiful Rose. 

Even though this is a printable file you can still uese it in MTC by converting the PDF into a cut file.

I tried a new trick - I didn't want to have to pick up each petal and glue it on so I used transfer tape (the kind you use with vinyl). I laid a piece over the pieces on my mat, rubbed it well and picked it up as one piece.   I added my adhesive, then transferred it to my project. Super EASY.

One Tall Box from The Cutting Cafe

I am so in love with this box! It is super easy to put together with or without a cutting machine. It is the perfect size for a bottle of perfume, not saying that is what is in the box but just saying it is the perfect size.... Hopefully, the person getting this isn't reading this post. If she is - it isn't a bottle of perfume :)

If you want to make this box you can grab the files by going to The Cutting Cafe or click "here" for $1.75.


Strawberry Teapot - SVGCuts File

I just noticed it has been awhile since I post any of my projects to my own blog. This is a teapot I made using Lunch with Mom svg files and modified it just a bit to hold a plant. I still plan on making the teacup card to go with it so I can give it to someone special on Mother's day.


SMILE - Camera Mini Album

Hi Everyone, This week at The Cutting Cafe we were asked to make a project using either POLAROID AND CAMERA FUN or the CAMERA PHOTO SHAPED HOLDER TEMPLATE....CUTTING FILE.

I choose to play with the Camera Photo Shaped Holder and made it into a mini album (insides to come soon). This is a work is progress!

March Mustache Madness Blog Hop

Welcome to our March Mustache Madness Blog Hop. Mustaches are all the craze now and we decided we needed to show off our mustachabilities through crafting and jump on the band wagon. We hope you enjoy all the fun and silly projects that have been made incorporating mustaches.

Our hostess is Jearise at Lorby's World ( and make sure you start at her blog since she has a fun mustache give away for this hop with all the details to enter on her blog.

Now on to the mustaches and fun!

My project is to support my Sister in Law, Roxann, through her battle with Breast Cancer. We so need to find a cure for this disease!  You can help by making a small contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness, Relay for Life, in April 27th. You can make that contributions "here".

You can get this amazing Mustache file from The Cutting Cafe for only $3.99 by going "here"

Thank you for joining us and please continue on to Lucy.

Full Lineup in case you get lo…

Fun with Dress Forms - The Cutting Cafe

This week at The Cutting Cafe we got to play with Dress Forms and asked to do them in shades of green in honor of St. Patrick's Day.... I have had these papers for a very long time in my 'stash' and thought it would be perfect for this project....... I so love how it turned out!!!
This set comes with 2 Shaped Cards, 12 Sentiments and 28 assorted images all for $4.25.


Birdcage Card

Birdcage Card - Cricut French Manor Hi Everyone!!! Today I want to share a new card I made using the Cricut Cartridge "French Manor"

I cut the bird cage out at 5.5 inches and put it on a 5.5x4.25 piece of folded cardstock to make a card. I wanted my bird cage to look rounded against the paper so I added one layer of popdots to the outer edges but two popdots stacked high in the middle. Hard to see in this picture but totally adorable in person..

I inked my pink with some soft pink chalk ink and then added star dust stickles then glossy accents on my bird.

Hope you like it!


LUCKY Banner

This week for The Cutting Cafe I made this LUCKY in Love with you banner for my project. I started by printing my own scrapbooking paper using the Lucky Background Printable Stamp and 4 Leaf Clover Colored Background Set. I then cut out the letters LUCKY out of the Lucky Word Shaped Card and printed the tag Lucky in Love with you.

I hung my banner on the door leading to my bedroom to make SURE my hubby saw it and knew it was for him.

You can get all these files very affordably  at The Cutting Cafe. Eeeeekkk - don't you just love it?


Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Luck o' the Irish

This month over at the Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog the Design Team was challenged to do something green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. This is what I came up with but really did it to 'double dip'. I also used this card as one of my three entries to a new Design Team (which I will remain nameless until I hear if I made the team).

For this project I used a free SVG I found over at Scrappy Girl and the digital stamp is from The Cutting Cafe.


Easter Fun - The Cutting Cafe

So, I decided to break open my Copic pens that I have had forever and never really used. I began by printing some amazing digital stamps from The Cutting Cafe called Easter Fun..... Then I created a shaped card out of it using MTC.... I realized after about an hour of playing that boy do I need more practice with my copic pens but I do like the end result.


Happy Birthday "Western" Banner

I had a customer who came into the store with a picture of a banner she saw somewhere online and wanted to see if we could make something similar. Here is the banner hanging at the customers home (I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to her).   I had a heck of a time finding red bandana patterned paper so I bought a fairly inexpensive digital paper pack online (etsy), loaded the jpg of the red bandana on my thumb drive and drove it to Staples to have it printed for $3.20 for 6 8x11 on cardstock. I only ended up sing 5 of the 6 sheets.

Cricut Cartridges used: Create a Critter, George Basic Shapes and Birthday Bash.
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Cupcake Holder - Sweet Tooth Cricut Cartridge

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday - I needed to do a project for my LSS to each this Wednesday and decided to do this cute cupcake holder from the Sweet Tooth Cricut Catridge. I have seen so many of these on Pintrest and other websites and have been wanting to do one of my own.

I cut my box at 9" and added some ribbon around the rim. I then put the top in my bigshot with a cuttlebug embossing folder - added some flowers to the top cut from Flower Shoppe then finished it off with a tag from The Cutting Cafe cut with Mini Monogram. Wow, I used three cartridges on this project. I think that is a record for me.

Hope you like my box and if you are local come on over to Hearts-n-Crafts on Wednesday, Feb 20th and make one of your own.