Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christmas in July.........

Phew, this year has gone by way too fast for me.  I still can't believe in two days we will be in August.  This means back to school time.  My youngest son starts his Senior year next week, I'm sooooo not ready!  It will be an empty nest for sure.  I'm trying really hard not to focus on that, but to help him enjoy his last year of high school. 

Last year at this time I told myself I would have my Christmas cards planned and at least started.  July passed, then August, September, October.......  Yep, you guessed it, I didn't get them done.  By the time December rolled around, I had ideas in my head, but they never got passed that.  So this year, I already have two ideas and both are jotted down. 

For this week's project for The Cutting Café, we got to choose from the following three sets:

I chose the Christmas Card Fun/template/cutting file.  As soon as I saw this set, I knew it was the one I would use.  I love Snowflakes!!  My Christmas tree has different sized snowflakes all over it.  So again, when I saw that a snowflake was a choice in this set,  I knew what I was going to do for my card.

This set includes:  12 different Christmas cards. The cards come with a matching size envelope. The card base is approx. a little bigger then 4.5 by 4.5 inches...The set also includes 17 sentiments that go along with the Christmas Cards...This set comes in the following formats: WPC, PDF AND SVG

Here are the card fronts to this set.  Cute, aren't they!?!

Supplies Used:
Kraft Card Stock - Hobby Lobby
White Card Stock - Stampin' Up
White Gel Pen - Stampin Up
Double sided tape - Hobby Lobby
Glitter - Hobby Lobby
To make this card I used my FAVORITE tool...my silhouette Cameo!!!
I opened the snowflake card in Silhouette Studio.  First, I ungrouped the card and did a copy and paste of the snowflake to a new page.  I then did an offset of the snowflake and moved the offset back over to the card.  I have a tutorial on how to make an offset here.  I made a few more copies of the snowflake and cut them out in white cardstock.  I layered the snowflake with the extra snowflakes that I cut out, giving it some dimension.    
Oh, I can't believe I finally found a white gel pen (this is what I used to do the stitch marks on my card).  While ordering some supplies from Stampin' Up, I decided I had better take one last look before finalizing my order.  I couldn't believe it......there they were....WHITE GEL PENS!!!!  I ordered several.  It was the first thing I went to when my order arrived.  I couldn't believe it, they write soooo good AND on the first try.  I'm hooked!!   

Here is the pen I used for the stitch marks.

You can see the dimension of the snow flake here
Stop by The Cutting Cafe to see all the great Christmas sets as well as others  And don't forget to stop by The Cutting Café Blog to see other design team's projects and leave a comment to win free sets.
Have a great week!! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

What girl doesn't love pretty nails and cute toes......

Summer time is the perfect time for flip flops!!!  Every girl can't wait to get a pair of cute flip flops on.  That means you have to have cute toes and of course nails to match.   I have never had a girls night out...I know, but it is true. (Yes, I live a pretty boring life)  My idea of a girls night out would be movies, munchies, facials and of course manicures and pedicures.  That sounds fun to me!   I think it's time to have a spa day!

Regina at The Cutting Cafe' made the  perfect set for this "girlie" occasion.  It would be such a cute idea for a girls party.  I know if I had a little girl, we would definitely have a spa day.  What about for the bride and her wedding party? 

This NAIL POLISH SHAPED CARD INVITE - template and cutting file set features the following:
1 shaped card - approx 5 by 2.5 inches (using the outline shadow)
Envelope template
4 assorted invite sheets (they also come several on a page for mass printing)
18 sentiments - 9 are mini words
The set comes in the following formats: PDF, WPC, MTC and SVG
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
White Ribbon
Turquoise Paint Chip - (I love recycling things!)
A Round Array stamp set - Stampin' Up!
Used my Silhouette Cameo with Silhouette Studio Edition
These are some of the sentiments in this set
To check out other team member's projects, stop by The Cutting Cafe's Blog on Wednesday.  Don't forget to leave a comment to win free sets from The Cutting Café store!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Joining in on the [stache] fun!

Everywhere you look right now, you see a [stache].  Not sure how it all got started, but I do love it.   The receptionist at my Chiropractor has one tattoed on her finger.  It's in a spot that she can put her finger up to her face (above her lip...of course) and it reveals her cute little mustache tattoo.  She said she had been wanting a tattoo, but wasn't allowed to have one at work.  This way no one knew she had it unless she showed it to them.  It Too each their own I suppose.  It is cute, just saying!
For this [stache] card and little gift box, I used the LIP KIT: My Guy Edition 4x6" Journal & Filler Cards and  My Guy Kit.

I designed this cute "THANK YOU" card in Silhouette Studio

I used the 4x6 card out of the My Guy Filler Journal and Filler Kit.  I added the mustache out of the My Guy Kit.  I then typed "Thanks for the [stache].  I used the print and cut feature, so once I liked my design, I hit print and then ran it back through my Cameo to cut it.   That's it!!  Simple right?!?  That's what I love about the LIP Kits, it's not only easy to put a quick scrapbook page together, but it's also easy to put a quick card together too! 

For this little gift box, I used paper from the My Guy Edition.  I purchased the box from the Silhouette Online store.  I simply printed my paper first and then opened the box file and sent it through my cameo.  I also designed the tag in Silhouette Studio and added a little [stache]. 
Don't forget to stop by Peppermint Creative and pick up the FREE Kit.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Time for a Cutting Cafe' project........

Even before I became a Design Team Member for The Cutting Cafe', I wanted this template.  When Regina gave this template as one of our choices to design with this week, I couldn't wait to get started.  There was only one problem....I didn't have any copic markers!  I know, who doesn't
have any copic markers?  I have been wanting some, but I just don't even know what colors to start with.    BUT....I love this box and I decided to show you how versatile The Cutting Cafe' files are.  Oh, and I will be making this box again, but using the window part and it will have copics in it.


This COPIC BOX template - cutting file set features 4 COPIC BOXES

One Copic Box with a front window
One Copic Box Plain
One half Copic Box (after assembled, there is no top part.....displaying the pens in the box) SEE SAMPLE BELOW
One Copic Box with a perforated middle part that can be torn off at a later time.
Each box will hold 3 Copic Sketch pens.
The set comes in the following formats: PDF, WPC AND SVG
The set also comes with 4 sentiments
I decided to turn this template/cutting file into a little candy treat for a my friend's little girl.  Her little girl loves pixi sticks and with her birthday right around the corner, I thought this would be perfect.
I opened this file in Silhouette Studio Edition, picked from the patterns they already have loaded and cut a cute flower out that I bought from the Silhouette Online store.  Easy Peasy! 
If you don't have a cutting machine, this file is super easy to hand cut.  Mrs. Regina makes the files super simple to use with just a pair of scissors.   
Hope you enjoy this project as much as I did making it.
Here is a close up of the "tear away" part
Now head on over to The Cutting Cafe's blog and see all the other designer's projects.  They have been designing some really awesome projects.  And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win free sets. 

Feel free to leave a comment here about this project. 

Thanks for stopping by Tanya's Creative Space

Monday, July 8, 2013

Doing What I Love and Loving what I Do...

This weekend was a hot one around here.  Can't complain too much because last week was beautiful, especially for July!  I had no desire to be in the heat at all, NONE!  So any excuse to work on my projects is a good excuse for me.

Since I didn't get out this weekend, except to let the dog out (she's a puppy and tends to go out a lot..UGH!), I was able to finish some of my ideas.   Miss Mint at Peppermint Creative has been really busting out some new kits and new LIP Kits that coordinate with existing kits.  For this project I used the My Guy LIP 4x5 journal and filler cards Edition.  But first a Sneak Peek of my project.

  You'll never guess that this is made out of the My Guy Kit!!!!
This kit below is the one I used for this project and for the project I will post tomorrow.  They are totally different.  I think you gonna love it.

LIP KIT - My Guy Edition
Here are some of the other kits in the My Guy Edition:
 Okay, now for the Actual Project.  If you guessed it was a card with a flower, you guess right!!!  You guys are smarter than I thought! Hehe
  This is actually a box...you can use it for the card I made or a cd or jewelry.  I'm going to add the card along with a gift card and gift it to a special friend of mine.
This is the card I made to go with the gift box.  Both the Box file and the flower files came from Silhouette America online store.  I think the flower is made by Lori Whitlock.  She is quite the designer.  I love her work. 
If you have any question on these projects, feel free to ask away. 
Thanks for stopping by!!
And don't forget to stop by tomorrow!  I will have Two completely different projects for you, using the same kit.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Have you noticed all the beautiful butterflies......

This summer is flying by way too fast.  Even my youngest, who is now a Senior, said the same thing today.  We haven't done anything special this summer, so I think secretly he's glad it's flying by and is ready to start his senior year.   Another thing that has been flying by are beautiful butterflies.  When the boys were younger, they would catch butterflies in these really cute cages.  Of course, after admired, they had (were suppose) to let them go.

This week's project for The Cutting Cafe' we got to choose from Butterfly themed sets.  I chose this Butterfly shaped card/template/cutting file.

Butterfly shaped card
To see other Butterfly sets, go HERE.
Hope you enjoy my butterfly creation.
I opened the butterfly cutting file into Silhouette designer studio.  I did some offsets to get the working around the butterfly.  I also cut an extra butterfly for dimension.  Added ribbon for the body and some jewels for some bling.  I really wanted to sew it with my sewing machine, but I'm alittle nervous.

Close up of the details
Hope you enjoy my card.  I really enjoyed doing it.  Go by The Cutting Café's blog tomorrow and look at the other Design team's projects, you won't be disappointed.  These ladies are amazing.  Also don't forget to comment, because every week Mrs. Regina gives a way sets (a lot of times it's three)
Have a wonderful day!