Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vacation is all we ever wanted, Vacation is..........

Okay, so I can't sing.  (At all!)  My family always turns the radio up when I'm in the car so I don't even bother anymore.  Every now and then at work, I will sing along (if that is what you call it) to the music that is playing.  There again, I'm quickly reminded that I can't sing.  Oh well, I try!

Can you believe there is less than two months left of school?!?  That means VACATION time.!!! It also means my baby will be a SENIOR!!!  Where has the time gone?  I'm so not ready for him to be a Senior.  I can't be any more proud of him, but I am just not ready to let go. 

The Cutting Cafe

For this weeks project for The Cutting Cafe, we had the choice of the SUITCASE BOX SET, SUITCASE MINI BOOK, SUITCASE TREAT BOX or THE POSTCARD.  I chose the suitcase treat box.  What fun sets, just in time for vacations.  With vacations comes alot of packing......in suitcases, of course.   I thought this would be cute to give to friends who are traveling.  Fill with their favorite candy, nuts or mini cookies.


Suitcase treat box 1

Made by Regina Easter~Owner of The Cutting Cafe!
 This SUITCASE TREAT BOX template - cutting file is approx. 4 inches in width by 2 1/2 inches high with a depth of 1 1/5 inches. The file comes with 5 sentiments and other accessories to decorate the front of your suitcase.
The file comes in the following formats: PDF, WPC, SVG and MTC
These are the sentiments in the set:SUITCASE TREAT BOX SENTIETS

So everyone that knows me, knows that I love polka dots.  (I can't wear them though...UGH!)

For the "leather" look on the handles and corners, I used a brown paint chip that I had gotten either at Lowes or Wal-Mart.  I'm always painting something, so I pick a few up here and there.  They have a little glossier look than just printing it on paper. 

I used Photoshop Elements to bring in some stitching for the red straps.  I don't think I turned the color quite dark enough.  I also used my FAVORITE tool in my craft room.....my Silhouette Cameo with the Silhouette Studio software.  I'm in love with the print and cut feature. 

Don't forget to stop by and look at all the other creations the team has come up with.  I can't wait until Wednesdays to see them.  Everyone is sooooo talented. 

Thanks for Stopping by!