26 January 2012

Check out my Cute New Badge

Heather, from Fresh Brewed Designs,
has created a completely new Design Team
for the members of The Crafter's Cafe
and Facebook!!

She has invited me to join this team
and look at the CUTE badge she made for us!!

I'd love it if you could stop in to the 
at The Crafter's Cafe
to say "Hi" and see all the cute projects 
that are being posted there!

Heather's newest line of FBD images is
and I can't wait to play with them!!!

18 January 2012

TCC and TSB Challenges

Things are really getting ready to ROLL at 

We have made our new Design Team Selections
and are planning our first event of 2012!

Our new Challenge Blog is gearing up for a 
Super Grand Opening, too!

There is just so much going on, and we owe it all to our
amazing artist and owner, Tracey Malnofski!!

Speaking of Tracey, the owner of The Stamping Boutique,
it's also time for new challenge at the TSB Challenge Blog!!
This week, the TSB Challenge is to

and the new TCC Challenge is to create

My two favorite challenges!

So I combined them into this one, cute project!

The heart shaped box is from
in the brand new (to me) "Love Me Do" Collection.

The pink bow was made with seam binding from

The digital image on the tag is

The tiny hearts embossing on the top layer is 
a Fiskar's Texture Plate.

I would like to enter my Heart Box into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion, In the Bag or Box
Through the Craftroom Door, Anything But a Card

13 January 2012

Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge

What do I love about Jellypark ?

What's NOT to love!

And now, as a member of the team,
I get to play with Claire's images!!

Here is my first project 
as a member of the Jellypark Team:

Image: Dress Shop, Jellypark

The Challenge this week is:
We were to create anything with a pocket on it!

My biggest challenge was deciding which image to use!!

Browsing thru the Jellypark Shop
there are so many cuties to choose from,
it was tough to pick only one!!

I made a criss-cross pocket card,
with the Dress Shop image!

This is not my typical color palette, but I received so many goodies for Christmas from my crafty friends, I had to go outside my usual comfort zone!
While it turned out pretty cute, I still think something is missing,
but I can't quite place my finger on it...
perhaps a little embossing on the tan panel (?)

The ribbon is attached to a notecard in the pocket.
I would show ya'll a photo of the notecard, but I'm a ding-dong
and wrote it out to someone before I realized I hadn't taken it's picture...

See, I've been away FAR too long and have lost my rhythm!
C'mon groove-thang... hurry back!! (-:

10 January 2012

Happy Birthday to me, and to Rhonda, and to Tracey, and to...

Image: Stacked Presents, The Stamping Boutique
Hello, everybody!!

I know, it's been awhile!

And I sure have missed you all!!

It's been a chaotic few months, since we moved from NC to PA,
but things are FINALLY settling into something that resembles a routine!

This is the FIRST crafty project I have made since the Open House at TCC.
And that was the last week of December...

I sure have missed my scissors and glue!

But, this card is pretty special... see, this month, not only is MY birthday on the First,
but two of my very best friends are celebrating too: Rhonda Miller and Tracey Malnofski!


And to celebrate, we have a "Happy Birthday" Theme for our challenge over at the
Brand New Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!!

I sure do hope you'll be able to stop over to say "Hi"...
we have all kinds of exciting things planned
and you're gonna love it!!!

See you next time!!
I promise I won't stay away so long this time...

Here are a few challenges I would like to enter:
Celebrate the Occasion, Birthdays
Lawnscaping, Birthday
Paper Creations Ink, Die Cuts/Punches

02 January 2012

New Design Team Call!!!!

Hi Everybody!!
I am so pleased to announce some very exciting changes for The Crafter's Cafe!

We have started a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!!

You can find it HERE AT THIS LINK!

We are looking for a few creative people to join OUR DESIGN TEAM!!

Here are the requirements:
  • You will create TWO (2) projects a month for the Challenge Blog
  • You will actively participate in events at The Crafter's Cafe as much as you can!
  • You will be involved in planning events at TCC and will hopefully provide samples for events as needed (we have "events" once every other month, so this is NOT a lot of extra work)
  • You should have an active blog to promote our challenges and events
Here are the benefits:
  • You will receive a variety of images from our sponsors
  • Your blog and artwork will be prominently displayed on our Challenge Blog AND at the TCC Community
  • You will make LOTS of new friends and build great relationships at TCC.
  • You will have FUN!!!!!!!
To join our team, please send a few photos of your favorite projects and answer the following questions:
  1. Can you tell me about you?
  2. What do you love about creating paper projects?
  3. Do you work with any other Design Teams?
Please send applications to: