Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cutting Cafe Anything Goes

Good Morning! This is the first time I've been up to get online. I ended up with that horrendous flu that has been in the news. I won't go in to detail, but let's just say I didn't know you could be that sick for so many days and in so much pain! I ended up having to go to the hospital for a bit for fluids and meds to get  hydrated and the acid and pain under control. Now I'm told it takes weeks to heal. My legs feel like jello and I sleep ALOT! Never slept so many hours at once in my life!!

I will be back on the second with my word for the year and some thoughts of where I am thinking of taking the blog, etc. But for now, I want to end the year with a project from Cutting Café.

This is the last week for the current DT for Cutting Café to post and we get to choose any file to play with.

I chose Fun with Frosty the Snowman, to create this notepad holder. Perfect for the winter season and esp since we are suppose to get snow.

I am excited to be on the DT for another term and have some fun ideas in my head of projects I want to create in 2014 using Regina's images/files.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CC Christmas Ornament Fun

Are you ready for Christmas? With Thanksgiving later than normal this year, it seems Christmas is really sneaking up on us!

The Cutting Cafe DT was challenged to create with ornament files this week using one of the following files:





I chose the 3D Christmas Ornament Set for my project today. These are so easy and quick to make! I love this and that you don't have to put the circles on the back of the center piece leaving it flat and put them on your packages. I used Tombow's Mono Adhesive Dots to put the ornament together and a fourth of a Power Tab to adhere the ribbon to the top of the ornament.

I used a mini clothespin to pin the ornaments to the tree. Be sure to stop by the Cutting Café Blog to see the cool ornament projects the rest of the DT created. Also, don't forget to leave a comment while there for a chance to win THREE files of your choice!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Over the Top Holiday Hop

We are hoping with one of my all time favorite paper companies; Fancy Pants!

For my project this week, I used their Merry Little Christmas Collection to create this calendar album. I got the idea for the album from Lisa Johnson. I created my cover with chipboard instead of cardstock.
The designer paper is adhered to the chipboard with Mono Glue Stick. The eyelet piece is adhered with Mono Adhesive Dot Stamp Runner and the button with a Power Tab.

I used a Fastener Tab to hold the flap down. Love the thinness of these tabs!

The calendar pieces and designer paper were adhered with Mono Adhesive Dot Stamp Runner. The calendar pages were printed from Cutting Cafe's 2014 CALENDAR PRINTABLE SET.

The schedule for the hop this week will be:

·         Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
·         Debbie: http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/
·         Fancy Pants: http://www.missfancypants.typepad.com/
o   Nicole & Amy
·         Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
·         Melissa:  http://www.inkclinations.blogspot.com/
·         Fancy Pants: http://www.missfancypants.typepad.com/
o   Diana & Mindy
·         Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
·         Jennie: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
·         Fancy Pants: http://www.missfancypants.typepad.com/
o   Pamela & Jess
·         Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
·         Marie: http://mariebrowning.wordpress.com/
·         Fancy Pants: http://www.missfancypants.typepad.com/
o   Angie & Greta
We will announce the 2 winners of the blog hop prizes at 3:30 Eastern Time via Facebook and the blog!
There will be a winner choosen on both the Tombow Blog and Fancy Pants blog so that means 2 winners!!

The Winner will receive an AMAZING Prize package with FABULOUS Fancy Pants Paper and Tombow Adhesives!
The winner from the Tombow blog will win: Merry Little Christmas Collection Kit, Power Tabs, Foam Tabs, and Pink Stamp Runner

The winner from the Fancy Pants blog will win: Timbergrove Collection kit, Power Tabs, Foam Tabs, and Pink Stamp Runner

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CC Tree Treat Box

The Cutting Cafe Design Team is having fun with trees this week. Regina challenged us to use one of the following files:



I chose to use the Christmas Tree Treat Box for this very quick and easy project. You could mass produce these very easily.
The tree paper is from the same Christmas paper pad from Hobby Lobby I've been using a lot lately and the glittery green is from Core'dinations.
I filled a cello bag with just the green and white Coconut flavored M & M's.
Be sure to stop by the Cutting Café blog to see the rest of the DT's projects as well as comment while there for a chance to win 3 files of your choice.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Authentique Mini Album

This week on Tombow, the DT is hopping with Guest Designer Cabio Tse as well as creating projects with some of the awesome Authentique goodies we received awhile back!

We rec'd so many lovely goodies from Authentique that I didn't know which to showcase. I finally decided on the 6 x 6 Joyous Collection. There is over 350 pieces in this collection and I used up as many as I could for my mini album.

Now for my album...I found this tutorial on Youtube and ♥♥♥ how it turned out. It is a toilet paper tube album! Great way to recycle!!

I HUGE thank you to Authentique for all the goodies you sent. I can't wait to create with the rest of the products.

This is what it looks like closed. I did have to change the measurements a little bit as my toilet paper tubes were not as tall as hers.

I used a Fastener Tab to hold it closed. (pssst...they are on sale right now! Ü)

This is the first page, I made a pocket to hold 2 tags for the front of the toilet paper tube, as well as some word stickers from the collection.

Here is the first pullout of the covered toilet paper tube. I covered all the tubes with kraft card stock by Recollections from Michaels.

Second page, again all embellishments are from the collection 
Here is the pull out for the second page, I used a little snowflake diecut, but the rest of the pull outs are plain. 
 Page three, for the front I made a pocket for the tags.
 Page four, using more diecuts, stickers and photo corner
page five: I applied adhesive to 2 edges to the stocking die cut to create a pocket 
and page six: 
here is what it looks like on the inside back: 

I also used Mono Glue Stick (I love to use this adhesive when adhering paper to chipboard or in this case the toilet paper tubes. I adhere the adhesive to the whole designer paper piece and it gives a stronger hold and no chance of parts popping up esp in humid weather), Mono Adhesive Dots, Mono Aqua Liquid, and StickiTrac Adhesive (♥ this new adhesive. It is narrower and runs so smooth and is strong. It's also on sale right now Ü)

 In order to enter to win the prize shown below, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this week. We will announce the Winner Friday December 13th  at 3:30 EST!

Here is the week’s Line-up:
Tombow Blog
Tombow Blog

Now it's time to head over to the super talented Melissa's blog!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday 2013 Handmade Gift Exchange

I participated in another exchange this year, this one over on Craftaholics Anonymous. My swap partner was Christina Fiedler. Again I forgot to take a picture of what I sent, but it was crocheted dish cloths/potholders, coasters and one of my list jr. notepads.

Christina created for me this lovely table topper and 3 pins.

Grateful Shoebox Swap

Sisters Carrie and Monica hosted another of their famous Sister Shoebox Swaps and I joined in. I love these swaps and the wonderful "sisters" that I have met along the way.
The theme was Grateful and I was partnered with Elise. We have so many things in common and it was fun getting to know her. Carrie does a wonderful job partnering gals up each time.
I forgot to take a picture of what I sent her (will post a link after she posts it on her blog), but here is what I rec'd from her:
 In the photo above: chai tea, (that I've been having about every morning), candle, chalkboard stick, turkey tea towel, tags and hoop wall hanging

cool pumpkin, my favorite chocolates, recipe and recipe cards, very pretty leaf napkins, JOY wood wallhanging, burlap "grateful" banner and the coolest house cookie cutter.

Thank you so much Elise for all the goodies! It was like Christmas came early opening everything. Ü

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CC Tree Milk Carton

YAY! I'm finally back from being so sick! This week on Cutting Cafe, the DT was given the choice of these files to create with:


It was really hard to choose! I love all Regina's work, but decided to go with the Milk Carton with the tree option.

I didn't do the tree window, but rather cut the box solid and then cut the tree separate 3 times with scrap cardstock and once with patterned paper for the front and back of the box. I layered them and then adhered to the front of the box with Tombow adhesive. The star is a punch I have and I punched 2 out of scrap cardstock and one of the yellow polka dot and layered. Tombow's Dot Adhesive is perfect for pieces like this with sharp points, tiny images, etc. After applying the adhesive you just rub away the excess.

I used more of the yummy designer paper from a paper pad I got at Hobby Lobby 1/2 off a couple of month's ago. I love this paper and wish they sold it in single sheets. Esp the holly paper.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog later today or tomorrow to see what the rest of the DT created. Don't forget to leave a comment on the Cutting Cafe blog for a chance to win 3 files of your choice! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Hop with Core'dinations

Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving? We did. The kids were here and we enjoyed having them home and it just didn't last long enough. But with Thanksgiving so late, they will be back in a couple of weeks and will be home for about a month, so looking forward to that.

This week on Tombow the team is hopping with Core'dinations. A little about  Core'dinations cardstock:

Every sheet of acid free, 80 lb. cardstock has a color core which "core'dinates" with the surface color... no white core!
They allow you to choose to keep the core color hidden or add your own creative touch by sanding, tearing, or embossing.

For my creation/project today, I have a gift bag using Core'dinations cardstock that I sanded and Basic Grey papers. I also used Tombow's  :

Tombow will be giving away:

  Core'dinations will be giving away an amazing prize package of Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Cardstock and a sand it set.

 "subject to availability"

To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" the Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock Paper Facebook Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page.
If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing!

Now it is time to hop over to Clare's blog.

Here is the Lineup for the week:
Friday: We will announce the Winners. Tombow will be announcing our via Facebook at 3:30 Eastern Time!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday

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