Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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.

~Tee



Sunday, February 24, 2013

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.
Thanks for looking
~Tee

Monday, February 18, 2013

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.
~Tee



Queen for the Day

Who doesn't want to be treated as a Queen for their birthday? I made this card to give to my BFF for her upcoming birthday using the Postage Stamp Shaped ($1.50) Card template and Assorted Crowns ($3.50) by The Cutting Cafe.

I really love how this turned out and how quick and easy it was to make using Regina's files.

~Tee


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Be Mine - Valentines Cookies using Royal Icing Transfer


Hi Everyone, I wanted to share with you the cookies I made using the Animals and Bugs Printable from The Cutting Cafe.
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Supplies you will need:
1) Animal and Bugs Printable found "here" for purchase. The file is only $2.50
2) Several colors of Royal Icing. You can find a recipe for the 10 second rule consistency at Sweetopia found "here"
3) Wax Paper
4) Tape
5) Toothpicks



 Begin by taping individual sheets of wax paper over your image with wax side up. Begin by outlining the images then fill in. For the turtle, I first outlined with a darker pink, let it crust up then filled in with a lighter pink.  I outlined the elephant's ear first, let it crust then filled the rest of the elephant in. 

I created eyes for each animal off to the side of the wax paper to add after the royal icing completely hardens up, about 24 hours to keep from the item breaking.  I did some of the outlining, hearts and legs directly on the cookie after I placed the animals. Smaller pieces tend to break easier taking it off the wax paper.


 Hope this post inspires you to give your hand a try with royal icing transfers. Anyone that can trace and do these, plus if you don't like the way it looks whip the wax paper off or replace it and start over....

~Tee

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine Mailbox and Treat box Blog Hop Winner is....................

Before I announce the winner I would like to thank everyone that participated in the blog hop and left comments on not only my blog but all the other wonderful contributors. Now to the winner.........





Regina - I will be contacting you for your mailing address... Congrats girl!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Mailbox & Treat Box Blog Hop

This hop has two hostesses today: Jearise from Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) and  Tee (http://tee-myspot.blogspot.com/). Make sure you visit their blogs because they have some special treats of their own to give away. They'll tell you more on their blogs.

Now on with the inspiration...

Hi, This is Tee - my project today is a mailbox but with my Cricut and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2. To make my box larger I used the creative features and fit to page. I love how this is one of the few (or is it the only) cartridge that has the score option with it. Makes it super easy to put together. Scroll down to learn more about the BLOG CANDY




Now for some blog candy - Please Follow me and leave me some blog love to be entered. Random.org will pick a winner on Tuesday, February 5th (my beautiful sister Lisa's birthday).



Thanks for stopping by and please continue on to Penny (Kindred Hearts)

If you get lost anywhere along the way - the full line up is below.
    1. Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-mailboxtreat-box-blog-hop.html
    2. Tee ~ http://tee-myspot.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-mailbox-treat-box-blog-hop.html
    3. Penny (Kindred hearts) ~ http://www.itmakestotalcents.blogspot.com/2013/02/lorbys-world-valentines-mailboxtreat.html
    4. Robin S. ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-mailbox-treat-box-blog-hop.html
    5. Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentine-treat-box-blog-hop.html
    6. Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
    7. Jessi- http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com
    8. Priscilla~ http://priscillaspaperie.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-day-mailbox.html
    9. Katie ~ http://ktsangels.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-mailbox-or-treat-box-blog-hop.html
    10. Michele ~ http://scrapytaz.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-mailboxtreat-box-blog-hop.html
    11. Marya ~ http://themaddscrapper.blogspot.com/2013/02/greetings-all-welcome-to-musings-of.html
    12. Ashley ~ http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
    13. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    14. Jackie ~ http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/