Monday, October 20, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 40

I had a very busy, full, and wonderful weekend! Aaron came home for fall break, Saturday, I co-hosted a couple's wedding shower for a gal who grew up in our church, and Sunday, Benjamin and Kassy came out to celebrate Kassy's bd and spent the day. So much fun!

For the shower, Ashlea's colors were plum and ivory with a vintage theme. I headed to Pinterest right away to get some ideas for a shower for them.

I made these hydrangea balls using Cutting Cafe's Pocket Shaped Card Cutting File. My inspiration was THIS pin on pinterest.

Here are the blackberry cupcakes I made using THIS Jello Poke Cake recipe. I used blackberry Jello and then added a few drops of blue food coloring to it, to make it purple. The "frosting" is just Cool Whip with melted Blackberry Jam drizzled on top.

Kassy really liked THESE Salted Caramel Cupcakes I made last year for Thanksgiving and had commented that they need to be made more than just at Thanksgiving. So I turned the recipe into a beautiful birthday cake for her.

Instead of cupcakes, I made a 2 layer cake and then piped roses on the top with the frosting, drizzled the homemade caramel and sprinkled with sea salt.

My beautiful DIL with her cake:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Frankenstein Belly Box

My Scrap Chick has the cutest belly boxes and I just had to make this adorable Frankenstein one. In fact I made 5 of them and have them at the Hobby Shack if you would like to purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

I used Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive to put it together. I think this turned out so cute and it's ready to fill with candy.

#mschalloween  You can go to Facebook HERE or to their blog HERE to like my project. I entered it into their Halloween Contest.

Frugal Friday 10-17-14

Frugal Garden:
*picked the rest of the tomatoes from the garden. They are STILL green, but hoping that they will turn red eventually
*harvested the rest of the peppers...must have been a great year for them as we had a bumper  crop of peppers...not much anything else, but definitely peppers
*the beans were in a sad state, but we just let them dry out and harvested the bean "seeds" from inside. I will use them like dried beans and add to soups
*picked ONE little zucchini. The ONLY zucchini from 2 plants that we got all year. I think this is a record for zucchini as I didn't know one could get so FEW. LOL
*ended up with 3 pumpkins. kinda sad, but it's more than none
*FIL brought over potatoes from their garden. Bruce helped him dig them up. We will share with the kids
*SIL shared some of their sweet potatoes with us for helping them dig them up. Oh my!!! We definitely will be planting some of these next year. What a treat!
*great deal on shredded cheese for $1.50/bag

Frugal Grocery Deals:
*bought a quart of buttermilk for 99¢ with in-store mark down. I like to use this for biscuits, pancakes, scones, muffins, etc. Now that the weather is cooler, I'm baking more
*97¢ for 5 lb flour and 4 lb sugar...stocked up for fall and winter baking
*cream of chicken soup 49¢ each-the only thing I use this for is hashbrown potato casserole
*Hershey's chocolate chips $1.48 each! Bought four of these for holiday baking or just because. Ü
*Mission brand flour tortillas $1/pkg. I know I can make them homemade, but at this price, it is a huge time saver and so worth it.

Frugal Baking:
*made pumpkin bread in little loaf pans and froze one for son to take back to college after fall break (or he may just eat it this weekend and I'll make more. Ü)
*made cinnamon rolls to thank my brother for helping out on Wed night youth group (DH and I have 12 3rd grade boys on a regular basis...14 if they all show up), made a double batch and shared with son and DIL

Misc Frugality:
*helping host a wedding shower tomorrow using a lot of things I already had. Her colors were plum and ivory, so was able to use some of the flowers from B & K's wedding and her mom shared some decorations left over from the wedding for us to use. Purchased candles from the Dollar Store, some fabric from Walmart and then pretty much used things I had around the house. I will have pictures posted Monday.

*decided to try my hand at homemade laundry soap. I didn't think I could as several articles I read said it doesn't work with hard water, but SIL found some info for THIS recipe that is suppose to work with hard water. So far, I can't tell any problems

*redeemed $35 in swagbucks, used part of it (plus what I already had saved) to buy birthday and Christmas gifts (I have actually earned more than this in the last 2 weeks, but haven't redeemed those points yet)

*earned $10 via Memolink. I am working on another $10 then will be done with them. I have been SLOWLY earning points through them for over 2 years! Swagbucks is MUCH faster. I was trying for $25, but they dropped it so you could cash in for $10, so did that and had several points left over, so will keep going to get the other $10 then done.

*rec'd a LARGE roll of paper towels with a message saying I had signed up to receive this, use for a couple of weeks and write a review for them. I don't remember doing this at all as I write down everything I sign up for, but that is okay. It is by Bounty and I only buy cheap brand paper towels, so was a nice surprise to receive.

*posted this on FB, but will post here. Used a coupon for a $1.79 runza at Runza (normally 4.39 which I wouldn't have paid for to begin with), but it comes with a funny story:

me: "I have a coupon for $1.79 regular runza, can I use this for a swiss mushroom runza"
guy working: "um, just a minute...comes back, yes, but you will have to get extra ingredients on that okay?"
me: (so GLAD I was in the drive thru as I'm afraid I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face) "yes, that will be fine"

they just charged me 50¢ extra. since that ended up being my dinner and supper, it was a fairly good deal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Flexi Clip Winner

Michelle Pearson, you are the winner for my Flexi Clip Give-a-Way! Lizzie will be contacting you soon. Congratulations!

There is a sale going on right now...  ... its for 72 hours. These would make great gifts and it's something you can't find anywhere else.

Pumpkin Shaker

Fall is in the air this week on Cutting Café. We were given a choice of two different sets to work with: HALLOWEEN AND FALL IN A JAR or the HALLOWEEN AND FALL SHAKER SET.

I chose the pumpkin file in the HALLOWEEN AND FALL SHAKER SET. this was so fun to create with. I realize I need more items to use in a shaker and that FINE glitter does NOT work. LOL! Thankfully, I had some chunky gold glitter and white sequins that went okay with the pumpkin theme.

Tombow's Foam Tabs come with a sheet of 414 pieces - 1/5 in and 50 pieces - 1/2 in. I use the 1/2" size a lot and had all these sheets with 1/5" that I rarely use and they ended up being the perfect size for making this shaker. Took awhile to line them all up around the edge and only used less than 2 rows. Ü

Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog Tuesday the 21st and leave a comment for a chance to win 3 files of your choice.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Skull Treat Box

This week the Tombow DT is creating with pink in their projects in honor of it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since it’s getting close to Halloween, I created this fun Skull Treat Box using the file from Cutting Café.

I used Xtreme Adhesive to put the box together as you want a very strong adhesive so it doesn’t come apart. I also used Power Tabs for the buttons and bow. I actually made 5 of these as well as some other ones that I have at the Hobby Shack in Broken Bow if any one is interested in them.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 39

**UGH! this didn't prepost again! Awww BlogSpot, how I love to hate you at times! Thank you to those that e-mailed me. Now I know some of you are paying better attention than I am to my blog. LOL

This weekend I used the first pkg of peaches that I froze this summer using a recipe from THIS pin. It was so-so. Not bad, made the house smell amazing, but not great enough tasting for me to make again.

For me it had way too much of the crumb topping. I think it would have been better to have made in a 9 x 9 pan with about 1/3 of the topping, so that the peaches shined through more.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Flexi-Clip Review and Give a Way

A few weeks ago I won a Flexi Clip via A Joyful Chaos' blog. I was really curious about this product as I have very thick hair and I've never found anything that will keep my hair up and if I do find something it is so tight I end up with a major headache. It is even hard to find pony tail holders to fit.

I was so excited when I rec'd this Flexi Clip. I put my hair up and wore it all day and my hair did not fall or come undone the whole day, nor was it too tight. I ordered the large as I roll my hair up and then fold it down. This type of clip will work on any hair. You just order the size you need for your type of hair. Now I need to get a smaller one for when I just want to pull part of my hair back. The large was too big for that as I tried. (I didn't realize it was in a bit crooked, but it still works.)

Lizzie is letting me give one of these away for one lucky winner to try!

To enter the giveaway you can go to her site, and watch the sizing video and pick out what size and what flexi you like and then come and leave a comment on my blog.  For more entries...

1. Go to her site and log in as a customer (you aren't required to buy anything) (attached is an image  to show how easy it is) 

2. If you have a Facebook account go to her Facebook page and "like" it

3. If you have a blog or facebook and share this then you can get additional entries into the giveaway.

The winner will receive one free flexi clip in stock (their choice of size) ....however not the flexi of the month. I will draw a name on Thursday morning for a winner for this prize.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Getting Krafty with Inky Antics

I had the pleasure of creating some fun projects for Inky Antics. The image is from 10904L Costumed Quartet (drawn by artist Ronnie Walter), which actually includes four different trick-or-treaters from which to choose. I just used 3 as they were all boy images. (The 4th is a cute little girl witch.)

For my first projects I also used Inky Antics' X1-0020 Gift Bag Template stamp.

Then I created a tag. The little image is perfect for tags and still allows you to do some decorating of the tag to coordinate with the image.

 And for my last project a card.

The "designer paper" is digital images from Daydream Designs by Diane. It is in their Birthday Bash DK Kit. I had already colored the images and then had rec'd an e-mail from them saying they had a free digi image for World Card Making Day. I downloaded it into my Daydream file and looked at what I had in there and saw that digi paper and couldn't believe how perfectly it worked with my colored images. So I just printed it onto kraft cardstock and love how it turned out.
I definitely need to be stamping on kraft cardstock more!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 38

My Pinned It Made it is in conjunction with our challenge for Cutting Café. I loved this pumpkin treat box that Regina created and knew I wanted to sew on mine as well.

The Cutting Cafe Blog will  be revealing all the Design Team's Pumpkin projects tomorrow. Of the files we were given to choose from, I chose the Pumpkin Treat Box. I ended up making 5 of these fun boxes. I can just see them filled with those overly sweet pumpkin candies that I do NOT like, LOL, but they would sure be cute in these boxes. Oh wait...even BETTER...Resees snack size would be perfect!

Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive was used for these boxes. It is super strong and perfect for projects like this.

Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog tomorrow and leave a comment for a chance to win 3 files of your choice.

And stay tuned here as well as this past weekend I was a busy beaver! I made 21 boxes, 2 cards and a tag. You will get to see a card, tag, and box tomorrow. Ü

Shadow Box Challenge

The monthly Tombow challenge is this week and Marie is the hostess. She is challenging everyone to make a shadow box. If you would like to play along, please got to the Tombow blog to read all about it.

Here is one I created for the Cutting Café awhile back. You can click on the image to make it larger. I used a lot of Xtreme Adhesive to make sure that everything stayed together.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD Card #2

This card is created using free digi images from Daydream Designs by Diane. She is offering the hedgehog image and sentiment for free until Monday. I also used a couple of background papers that I had received a long time back from her blog as well called Dancing Tulips and Pink Grid.

Using pre-colored images make card making even quicker. This card took less than 5 minutes to make, but I think it still turned out very cute. Come and play along...

World Card Making Day

Operation Write Home is celebrating WCMD with a huge hop. Just post a card on your blog and then link it on Operation Write Home's Blog.

This year the theme is love. This card with an Inky Antics image and sentiment would be perfect for Valentine's Day to a friend.

In keeping with OWH's guidelines, this is a flat card with no bumps for mailing and no glitter. The image is colored with Tombow's Irojiten Colored Pencils and I used Mono Adhesive Permanent and the Mono Glue Stick for this card.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Frugal Friday 10-3-14

*used some Menards rewards to purchase DH bd gift
*just "happened" to be at Cabela's at the right time to purchase hard to find ammo for DH for bd
*Walgreen's had yellow legal pad notebooks in clearance for 19¢ each. I picked up 3 of them. Probably should have picked up more, but just wanted a few for my Sunshine Baskets.
*Jo Ann Fabrics had Ctirus Mint Handsoap (yellow) and Pina Colada candles for $1 each. Bought one of each for Sunshine Basket
*Our state hosts a Junk Jaunt. I didn't go the whole 4 days, but did stop in a couple of places and used a gift certificate at one to pick up some yellow goodies that ended up all being free and picked up some VHS movies all free
*bought 2 boxes of deli fried chicken priced at $7.20 and $7.50 for 99¢ each. Tore the meat off and froze for chicken and biscuits, chicken enchiladas, and/or lasagna or whatever else I decide
*borrowed punch and die from a friend to finish up some fall projects
*cream cheese on sale for 98¢ each
*used store coupon for $1 off gallon of milk making it $2.80
*fresh bananas for 39¢/lb
*earned $30 in swagbucks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I have signed up for Living Well Spending Less' The 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life Challenge for October.
This is what she says we will accomplish this month:

During this one-month challenge, we will:
  • Eliminate clutter in all areas of our homes and instead create functional spaces for all our family’s many activities.
  • Stop overcommitting and instead learn to say no without guilt.
  • Reduce stress in our homes and families by clearing out the excess stuff that takes up so much of our time and energy.
  • Create practical and functional storage solutions for every room in our homes.
  • Develop a working control center that keeps our entire family organized and on track.
  • Learn the four simple strategies to staying clutter free forever.
Clutter doesn’t have to control our lives, and together we can totally do this!

Anyone else want to join me in this month's challenge?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today I have some fun tags to share with you that would be darling tied to a basket filled with Halloween goodies. I learned this technique WAY back in the '90's, when I first learned about rubber stamping.

To create my tags, I colored on a piece of acetate with Dual Brush Markers and then spritzed with water. I "smooshed" my tag into the spritzed color and let dry and then stamped with Inky Antics rubber stamps and permanent black ink and colored with Irojiten Pencils then blended with Gamsol.
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Then I just jazzed each tag up with some designer paper, ribbons, and white gel pen. I used Xtreme Adhesive for the papers and ribbon.

Created with Inky Antics' Halloween Monsters HoneyPOP set:

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these next two with Autumn Fields Stamp Set:

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 37

**I just noticed this didn't go live Monday...

This week's Pinned It Made It is from THIS pin...Chicken Fried Rice. I made it without the chicken as I needed it as a side dish. It was okay, but kinda bland.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 36

This week's pins come without pictures of mine. I have a few recipes/ideas to share with you that I have pinned and made/done, but forgot to take pictures before the food was eaten.

Oven Brown Rice
I can never get brown rice to cook right. This was perfect! Doing it this way every time.

baked brown rice

photo courtesy: More Than Heels

Canned Banana Peppers
I used this recipe even though mine were hot yellow waxed peppers (that look like banana peppers and were not marked right...they are HOT!) These actually are not all eaten, but all in the basement stored.
Easy Pickled Banana Peppers for Salads or Sandwiches |
Photo Courtesy: Cucina Kristina

Chicken Taquitos
The flavor of these were really good, however, the corn tortillas were a bit tough. I froze some, so am going to try frying them, rather than bake and see if that helps. I have a feeling the filling may come out, we'll see.
Crockpot Cream Cheese Taquitos - Use your crockpot to make this moist flavorful creamy chicken. Fill flour or corn tortillas with cream cheese chicken and cheese, bake and enjoy! These are fantastic!
photo courtesy from: Made From Pinterest

and then one non food tutorial I did:
How to Crochet a Magic Circle

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BFB A Love Undone

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall is by one of my favorite authors and she did not disappoint.

This was a completely different type of Amish story than what I've read before. In this story, Andy an Amish husband and his young son have been deserted by mom/wife years before. Jolene is engaged to be married when events change her life completely.

As their lives entwined, I liked how you thought something was going to happen and then there was a twist and turn and you weren't so sure. It was very hard to put down this book and I read late into the night more than once.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stationery Caddy

Our challenge for the Cutting Cafe this week is to use the Stationery Caddy Template and Cutting File, Coffee Cup Holder, or K-Cup Holder. I had fun creating one of these Stationery Caddies before for my DIL here and this is the one I created for this week's challenge. For this box, I used the 3 boxes in the front option. One of the fun things about this template is that you can personalize it to meet your needs. I thought I had some little tags to put in one of the boxes and they weren't in my tag box, so I must have used them all. I think I will make some up and put them in the box that has the adhesive.

I didn't get a separate photo of the postage stamps, but they were my inspiration for the colors of  designer paper I used. Here is a picture of them from a website:

To make sure this box is sturdy and stays together, I used Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive. Super strong stuff that I love for projects like this.

Regina will have all the DT's creations on the blog HERE on Sunday. Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win 3 files of your choosing.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Frugal Friday 9-19-14

*rec'd tomatoes, green pepper and jalapeno peppers from friends
*downloaded books from Bookbub
*watched show with Aaron on Netflix
*gallon of 2% for $2.99
*made my own version of V8 juice ~ 7 qt
*made homemade pizza sauce ~ 11 pt
* made homemade tomato soup ~ 17 pt (I have made this before and it is better than any brand I've ever bought)
*cohosted another Ladies Night Out and brought home leftovers: smokies, lots of generic lemon lime soda, potato chips, dips, salsa: the theme was tailgating
*we made homemade bar soap again as we were getting low. Scented this almond with some scent I purchased for free on Amazon with my swagbuck points
*picked up a basket, tin with painted yellow flowers, silk daisies, and 2 mugs for under $3 for my next sunshine basket I create
*used swagbucks to get curtains for 2 windows and 2  shelves for my craft room for free!
*had a girl's day out with a SIL and my DIL and we split a large meal and one brownie and had free ice cream
*rec'd a lovely totebag from my SIL
*canned hot banana peppers
*made jalapeno jelly
*learned about Savings Catcher from Walmart. Signed up and entered a receipt and earned 54¢ back (if you go to Walmart and then enter your receipt it will check to see if the price was cheaper somewhere else that day. If it is, they will send you an e-check. You can accumulate the savings and print when you want to use at Walmart)
*bought Oreos for 1.99 each! They are $5 where I live. Bruce's bd is tomorrow and we are making homemade Oreo ice cream
*took advantage of Swagbucks Walmart $5 gift cards on sale for 440 pts instead of 500 points. Was able to get 5 of them
*watched a movie for free on Hulu

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pinned It Made It Monday Week 35

I'm a day late with my pin this week. Too much was going on yesterday to get this up even though I already had this project done.

This is another Sunshine Basket. There is no one pin that this is fashioned after, but the idea. You can go HERE to see my Sunshine Inspiration Board, as well as just search for Sunshine Box or Basket.

This is my 3rd basket that I've created, and I am so enjoying collecting yellow goodies and filling a personal basket to fit the person I am giving it to in hopes of adding a little sunshine to their "cloudy" days. Each person I have given to so far have either had cancer, a death in the family, or some really hard stuff going on in their lives. I think this would even be a fun basket to receive "just because". I know it would brighten my day just knowing someone was thinking of me and cared enough to add some love to a gift. What I like about this project is that there is no right or wrong way to make it, no limit to one's creativity or imagination.

I started off with a basket that I picked up at Goodwill for 50¢. I try to find really nice, sturdy baskets that the receiver can then use again for personal use or to fill with goodies and pass on to another. I look for anything yellow whenever I am out and about shopping that can be added in and then when I know who I am giving it too, add some more personal type items that I know they will enjoy.

I like to make these baskets as frugally as possible. I was able to get the mug & dish towel on clearance for 50¢ each. The notecards were created from printing for free HERE and adding some of designer paper from my stash to pretty up.

Also included is some fun yellow pkg'd candies, straws (because everything is more fun when drinking through a straw Ü), homemade lemon biscotti, lemon zinger tea bags, pretty pencil, yellow Bic Pen, sticky note pad, microwave popcorn, and lemon scented hand soap. The pretty ribbon tied to the basket was free as it was used as gift wrap on one of the wedding gifts of B & K's and she's not fond of yellow so let me have it. It was the perfect accent to tie the basket off.

This lovely basket went to my SIL. Saturday, she as well as my DIL had a girl's day out in GI and we went shopping, out to lunch, shopping, had our nails done (a first for me) and more shopping. I was able to pick up a few more yellow goodies to get another head start on a basket for when the occasion arises. After I know who it will be going to, I will add more personal goodies to it as well.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tombow's Challenge: Books

This month's challenge is hosted by Jennie and the theme is books! Here is what Jennie said:

Since September 6 is Read A Book Day and September 8 is International Literacy Day, I want to do a book related challenge. It could be a bookmark, use book paper, a quote from a book, etc.”

I love creating with book pages and am glad I have an excuse reason to do so again. Ü

Here is a quick and simple card using a page from an old book, This card uses a daisy from the PreColoured - Fall Flowers & Paper Pricking Template Sheet set from FredSheSaid. I used Tombow's Mono Adhesive Permanet for all my adhesive putting the card together.

As with all our challenges, there is a prize to be one to one person who plays along with us in our challenge. Be sure to stop by the Tombow blog for all the details.

We will NOT have voting this time, Tombow will select a winner at random. The Winner will be announced 9/24.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Blog Hop with Guest Designer Diana Larson

Tombow is blog hopping with Diana Larson today. The Design Team along with Diana is creating fall themed projects for you. I don't know about where you live, but here we've been having temps in the 30's at nite and 70's or lower during the day. We have even had snow in NE this week! I ♥ fall and hope this doesn't mean we went from summer to winter! I want my long fall months first. Ü

I created this fun BOO Banner using Inky Antics 10710 F Mortimer Mummy image for the "o's". The "B" is from Cutting Cafe's A-Z Huge Letter Sheets file. I used lots of Tombow adhesives:
Mono Glue Stick-adhering paper to chipboard AKA cracker boxes
Mono Adhesive Dots: scallop triangles, sentiment banner, mummy circles to heavy cardstock & B
Mono Adhesive Permanent: straight edged triangles
Mono Multi Glue: tulle & rosettes
Power Tabs: Buttons, Bows, Mummy Rosette pieces and "B" piece

Now how about a chance to win some fun Tombow product. In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects. Tombow will announce a winner Monday 9/15.

The Prize includes:

It's time now to head over to the super talented Melissa Cash. If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup for this hop:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Precious Remembrance/Tombow Blog Hop Day 3

Today is the last day of the Tombow/Precious Remembrance Shop Hop. I had so much fun creating with the 3 amazing stamp sets they sent the Tombow DT to play with and will be creating more with them in the days ahead. I love their images and will definitely be wanting to add to my PR collection. 

This card is created using the Oh So Fun Stamp Set. I love anything jar related and this is just a fun stamp set! I stamped the jar in black on watercolor paper and added just a little bit of color using Dual Brush Pen #528 to the jar. I colored the banners with #'s 249, 837, and 743 and drew little bows connecting them with # 026.

Now for the amazing prize!

The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies:
From Tombow the Winner will receive:
        MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
         Coffee Love Stamp Set
         Oh So Fun Stamp Set
         Thanks Stamp Set 

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member's blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shopon Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now it's time to head over to Sue's Blog.

Here is the hop Line Up for Sunday:
·        TombowUSA Blog
·         Marie Browning
·         Rosemary Dennis
·         Lisa Elton
·         Debbie Fisher
·         Sue Lelli
·         Kim Bell
·         Melissa Cash
·         Melissa Chipperfield
·         Geri Freeman
·         Jennie Garcia
·         Andrea Budjack
·         Precious Remembrance Shop

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back to School

The Cutting Café DT is headed Back to School on the 7th. I love anything apple and school related and had so many ideas in my head it was hard to come up with which one to do!

I have seen several cards/projects on Pinterest using a shape that can be folded in half to make into an accordian shape of sorts. I used the Apple Shaped Card Cutting File for my apple, the stem, leaf, and sentiment from Apple Treat Box, and the bracket background piece is from Set of 7 Shaped Cards. Tombow's adhesive made this super easy to put together.

I really like how this turned out and now need to look for other shapes Regina has that this technique could work with. Another nice thing about this is that you can open the apple and it lays flat for an envelope and/or mailing.

Tomorrow Regina will be posting links and pictures of what the other DT members created. Leave a comment on the Cutting Cafe blog and you will be entered for a chance to win 3 files of your choice.

Precious Remembrance/Tombow Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of this weekend's Tombow and Precious Remembrance Blog Hop! If you just came from Lisa's Blog, you are in the right place along the hop. If not, be sure to start on Tombow's Blog so as not to miss any important info and inspiration.

I used the Coffee Love Stamp Set for my project today. As soon as I saw the coffee cup image, I thought of THIS tutorial and knew I wanted to create another one. Oh my! The cup was the perfect size for this project and I love how it turned out. I went with a fall theme in colors and can't wait to fill the cups with treats and give to a special friend.

I stamped the coffee cup image with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Ink and then did some shading with Tombow's 026 Dual Brush Pen from their new Muted Dual Brush Pen Set. I also used 947 from the same set to color the heart image from the same stamp set and stamped it on some diagonal designer paper. I love how the image looks like a coffee ring/splatter, but with a heart in the middle. CUTE!

I used Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive to construct the box and to adhere designer papers to the mini coffee cups.

Now for the amazing prize!

The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies:
From Tombow the Winner will receive:
        MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
         Coffee Love Stamp Set
         Oh So Fun Stamp Set
         Thanks Stamp Set 

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member's blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shopon Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now it's time to head over to Sue's Blog.

Here is the hop Line Up for Saturday:
·        TombowUSA Blog
·         Marie Browning
·         Rosemary Dennis
·         Lisa Elton
·         Debbie Fisher
·         Sue Lelli
·         Kim Bell
·         Melissa Cash
·         Melissa Chipperfield
·         Geri Freeman
·         Jennie Garcia
·         Andrea Budjack
·         Precious Remembrance Shop