Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sentiments, Stems, and Flower Tops....

A show of hands if you love flowers....I do to!
But when they wilt they really stink, so what's better than expensive dying flowers?....
GORGEOUS flowers that last forever! 
It's true! 
They are eternally the recipients with this Sentiments, Stems and Flower Tops file from The Cutting Cafe.
And what is even more ideal is that you can color the flowers ANY color combination you want!  
Here is a photo of all the pieces I assembled to make my card.
Regina is showcasing the Sentiments, Stems, and Flower Tops file this time around, but I also included with this card Jar Shaped Cards and Fun with Jars Sentiments.
I chose to color fill my flowers using the coloring prompt on my Silhouette Cameo machine and then had the machine fussy cut around the flowers and leaves.  Popping up the jar on foam squares and printing the sentiment stems on a watercolor background and adding some hot glue 'water bubbles' really made a cute little holder for these beautiful forever flowers. 
Stay tuned for the 21st when The Cutting Cafe Blog reveals all the makes from the DT.  
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thank You....

What's a cuter way to say thank you than with owls?  
I can't think of any other here you go.
Thanks to The Cutting Cafe Shop for providing the perfectly adorable little owl to complete
 this thank you card for any occasion.  
And thank you to YOU for stopping by my blog again for a visit.
Lisa xx

Thursday, February 11, 2016

And Many More....

I can't stop! 
I sat down with this stamp set, From Owl Of Us and I cannot stop playing with them.  
Here is another way to use these little cuties for a birthday card.
You can click here to see how many wonderful stamps are in this set and they're all found at 
I've also included on this card the file Huge Cupcake from The Cutting Cafe.
I'll be back again in a couple of days to show my last card created from this cute!
Here's a hug and thanks for the visit.
Lisa x

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tag! You're it....

If you haven't already heard the great news....The Cutting Cafe Shop now sells stamps!! 
Yes, you read that correctly.
 I can't get enough of this little set, From Owl Of Us
Here is one tag for either a card or as a gift tag.
And here's another tag I made to show off the cutest little owls!
The Cutting Cafe still sells all the best cut files around, but if you're in need of ribbons, stamps, vellum, paper or accessories, please check out the new Cutting Cafe Shop.
Thanks so much for your visit.
Biggest of hugs and happy crafting,
Lisa xx

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Things That are Sweet! Brace yourself...

Hello, hello, hello!
It's time for another Cutting Cafe post and this week we're showcasing the adorable BIG EXPRESSIONS file.  I looked at all the words in the file (Hug, OMG, Lucky and Sweet.) I decided on the word SWEET.  
The versatility of this one word and the way the file is organized gives you so many options.
This card I printed part of the sentiment with my sketch pens on the Silhouette Cameo and then cut out the word Sweet and layered it up. Placing this all on a water color backdrop.
The second card I actually took each letter and 'welded' them together as one connected word and then decreased its size to make this.  I also only used a portion of the sentiment that comes with the file and printed that out with sketch pens on the Silhouette Cameo also.

Now this third card was fun because I decided to layer the SWEET with multiple colors.  Again I joined the letters close together and welded them into one piece and then cut out 5 different colors of the word.  The sentiment was also sketched on the cameo like the others.
Here's an above view so you can see the layering....

And lastly, here is the original format of the word that I cut out and then placed alternating DP behind each letter to decorate.  Again, the sentiment was sketched on my Cameo. However, the sentiments can also be sent to any home printer and printed that way too. That's how versatile and fabulous these cut and print files are. You don't have to have any electronic-fangled gadgets to make these!
So there you go! The possibilities are endless. I hope you've enjoyed seeing these and if you're interested in seeing all the other styles, please check out the BIG EXPRESSIONS here
And while you're there, say a big hello to Regina, the fabulous owner and our fearless leader at The Cutting Cafe and The Cutting Cafe Shop
ALSO, I felt bad that I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks, so I wanted to invite you all into a little sneak peek of my week and show you a few more things that are "sweet." LOL....don't laugh when you see my face!

I do not take ANY credit for these card designs as I've 'lifted' all the ideas from Pinterest and one particular one of bacon from Tammy.  Couldn't resist making these for Valentine's Day.  Do you like that fork with the pizza? It's Metal the stuff!
Aren't they sweet??? 

I've also been diligently working out every day of the week and not because I want to look all G I Jane this summer, BUT, because I like to eat! I have come to learn that it's a trade off. So, since I've been sweating like an oldie...I thought it would be fun to treat myself. I have decided to learn the art of making and decorating sugar cookies.  Here's my first batch.  
My friends and family that I've shared them with have not reported any food poisoning or stomach discomfort so I'm thinking I might just continue with it.
Here's the recipe I used for the dough and here's the recipe I used for the icing.
My goal is to get to this stage....
HAHAHA, but for now, I'm happy with circles and hearts.
Isn't that just SWEET? 
Then, my wonderful MISTER took me antiquing where I found this precious white shelf for the booth. I did a little arranging and organizing.
Doesn't it look all cozy and you know...sweet? 

And lastly,
Here's a very sweet face....
This is my daughter doing a close-up nostril shot on my phone.
She's finishing up cosmetology school and yesterday I was her client for seven hours while she did this to me.
and this...
I'm doing my best impersonation of a Beagle here.
and finally, when I had zero feeling left in my butt, she completed this thingy called a balayage. 
My hair...
Thank you, Britany! I love it and you're so SWEET for pampering your mom like that.
Well, that's been my week and I hope you've enjoyed the silliness and craftiness and sweetness all rolled into a productive week.
Biggest of hugs to you ALL and thanks so much for your visit. You all are SO SWEET too!
Lisa xx