Sunday, December 20, 2015

Season for Gift Giving

Hey my crafty friends!!  Today I'd like to share with you my design team post for The Cutting Cafe - December 21st post!!  This week was a free week....Christmas themed; which was perfect for the holiday season and opportunity to fill that "last minute" Christmas gift giving list!

Do you know the farmer who had a dog??  What was his name??  BINGO!!  Oh, yes!! LOL!!

Bingo was a favorite game of my family's when we were growing up; the song and the board game!  Well guess who has a Christmas BINGO game in their shop??  The Cutting Cafe does!!  Yes, yes and I just had to create one.  I plan to present the game at Christmas, pull it out for the family to play and give a gift to the winner(s)...I bought three gifts - the fourth gift will be the BINGO game set!

This pdf file was super easy to print and cut for assemble.  I cut a 12x12 sheet of 3/4" circles on my cameo in green and red for the chips.  A box with clear top that I normally use to hold card sets I create holds my BINGO game together.  I made a belly ban with some pretty holiday ribbon too!!

I placed the sentiment up on some pop dots and used a bit of gold cording and bells to finish it off.  This project completes my list!!  Yaay ME!! 

Christmas is one week away and I can't wait to present the family with our new "Holiday Game"; I'm hoping it will become a new tradition for us!!

I'm sending prays and blessings out to each and every one of you that you shall have a wonderfully Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!!

I'll be here to share with you again in 2016; until then!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Friday, November 20, 2015

So Grateful

Its November, time to set the big table, pull out the roaster pan, gather with family and friends to celebrate!  Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thanks for stopping by my blog for this November 21st The Cutting Cafe inspiration dt post!!

This week we are playing with the With Gratitude printable file.  The files come with several different sentiments, shapes and designs.  I printed one 81/2 x 11 sheet of a background paper, layered it up, added some chalked edges and a few other elements and created a set of four "grateful" thank you cards to share with friends!!

Each card is created as an A2 size card and work well with the other printable; outside of the card base I only added a mat of solid paper behind each cut of the printed sentiment.  Super clean and simple card set; I'm thinking of making a few more sets this weekend!!

Here's some individual pictures so you can get a closer look at each one:

That printed paper looks so different on each card with the added chalk inked edges; they look so cool!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you have been inspired!!  Until next time,

Blessings and Craft Happiness,


Monday, November 9, 2015

Crisp Texture

Its only the first day and I am super excited I decided to sign up for this "online cards classes" class.  Here's a pick of one of today's techniques which I decided to try out before dinner.  Stick around the next two weeks to see what other awesome card making techniques I learn!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Friday, November 6, 2015

A "Global Princess" Birthday

Hey people, how ya doing today!!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today for "Inspiration Time" from The Cutting Cafe design team!!  I love it when we have a free week of creating because the variety of projects the team creates is magical!!  Be sure to check out the blog to see what everyone came up with.  I was inspired by a youtube video I watched to create this globe shaped shaker card.  Here's how it turned out and I love it!

The file I used is Snow Globe Shaped Card and the sentiment is from the Silhouette Store.  My sequins is from Cartwrights Sequins.  The flowers, lace and beads are from my stash of goodness!!

Here's another look after I added some sequins on the outer edge of the globe:

I will store this card until January because it is going to my little princess god daughter for her birthday!  I know she will love it!!  I hope you have been inspired to go create too!  Don't forget to check out The Cutting Cafe blog for more inspiration.  Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win free files from the cafe!!

Until next time, Blessings and
Craft Happiness!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shak'em Up Baby!

Hello there, welcome back to my blog for another post for The Cutting Cafe!!  These week we are playing with Halloween Shaker Cards!!  I gotta tell ya, this card was a lot of fun to "think up" in my head but when I got ready to pull it together it nearly drove me "batty", literally!!  LOL!!  The file itself was NOT the issue, it was ALL me and my obsessiveness!!  Luckily for me, I had plenty of time to play around and I do love the end result!

I used a clear sheet to print my sentiment on a laser printer; this ensured the ink would run later.  I pulled images from Halloween Bag Toppers file together to create my shaker card.  The spider webs I added at the very end because I really felt like it need something extra.

Can you see the shimmer on the web?  That paper is so cool, one side is dull and the other
side is shimmery, I just love it!!

I gave my bats some glowing eyes using orange and yellow bling from my stash, the little bat on the bottom left is popped up off the surface of the card, he looks like his about to take off!!

I finished up the inside using a plain orange sheet of card stock, and that black shimmered side of the paper die cut with my Martha Stewart "Goo" punch.

For someone who doesn't really care for Halloween (other than the fact its a week after my birthday) I love, love, love how my card turned out!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today and checking out my blog post for The Cutting Cafe; be sure to stop by the blog to see all the inspiration the team has for you!!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the cafe!!  With every blog post there's a WINNER!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Good day all and welcome to my blog!!  Its Inspiration Time over at The Cutting Cafe!!  This week we've been asked to create a "Fall/Autumn" project; I've been using Regina's tissue box file for a minute now to create seasonal tissue box covers and realized I didn't have one for Fall!!  So had to fix that ASAP!!

This is the season for runny, itchy, watery eyes and noses (LOL) so tissues are definitely a most around here and why can't they be decorative!!?  So here's what I created:

I love Fall and these colors are so magical to me!!  The sentiments are from the Welcome Fall printable set and I added a banner sentiment on all four sides of the tissue box.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my dt post!!  Check out the blog to see all the inspiration from the design team!!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win free files from The Cafe!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Wicked Candle Shoppe

Good morning friends and welcome to my blog post for Deco Art Media!!  I was asked in a Facebook group to participate in a Mixed Media Challenge using new products from Deco Art and create two's the 1st one!! I love to alter things, I had this lantern I brought from Ikea last year and had not yet created with it so I knew this would be the perfect project!!  Check out some pictures and a list of what you'd get in the starter kit. The products I've used are highlighted in red. Thanks for stopping by!!

Here I used my cameo and created a sentiment for the front.
It reads "Wicked Candle Shoppe"  In person it is perfect!! 
I also added some gold trim, roped the handle and added
pieces of some fall harvest sprays from my stash.


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Sunday, September 20, 2015

File It Away!

Hey friends and welcome back to another inspiration post for The Cutting Cafe!!  This week we were able to play with an adorable File Folder Box Holder cutting file Regina created and I absolutely love it!!  I kept this one really simple with just a little decoration; I'm letting the paper by DCWV stand out most, with this file folder created to hold my recently purchased butterfly stickers and how perfectly they fit!!  Check it out:

I love working with Regina's files, they are easy to use, can be cut by hand or using a cutting machine and come in a variety of formats!!  Checkout the blog to see all that The Cutting Cafe has to offer and to see the design teams projects!!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the Cafe!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Sunday, September 6, 2015


Hey there my friends!!  Welcome to my blog post for The Cutting Cafe!!  I took a little break but I'm back and raring to get some crafty time in!!  I love designing projects for The Cutting Cafe, Regina's cut files are so easy to use, assemble and make great gift ideas too!!  This 7th day of the month we are playing with The Assorted Shapes Milk Carton file.  There are so many different reasons you can use this file and it was super easy to cut! 

I decided to create gifts for my staff's children who have recently gone back to school for the 2015-2016 school year. I love gifting others and I know the "little people" (children) always enjoy receiving something special.  I created four milk cartons with different designer sheets of paper all by DCWV, a very old stack I have been hoarding for a few years now; The Celebration Stack. Check it out my creations:

The file comes with several designs, this one cuts an apple image on the front of the carton.  I added a leaf with veins I drew on with my hunter green gel pen.  I also added a hole to insert a pencil where a straw would be inserted.  Some trim and some ribbon complete this cutey.  

I shimmer misted the mini tag from Hobby Lobby with some homemade spritz, added ColorBox yellow ink to the edges and stamped to and from on the tag.  It is tied with some jut like string I kept from my chocolate covered strawberries box from Godiva!!  Haha, I love to recycle/repurpose stuff.

Here are the other three milk carton boxes I created.  You can see I used a different shape for each one.  All these designs plus about 8 more are available.  I will finish up the decorating on these tomorrow (Labor Day) and add (as with the pencil box above) some goodies.  I was able to fit a mini note pad, a tic tac box, some fun-dip ((do you remember fun dip??) I ate one!  LOL) and krimped paper to each box; plus the pencil!

The file comes with a topper for the carton but I simply punched two holes so I could string up some ribbon to make a bow.  Also, these three designs have a sheet of vellum behind the cut out, the pencil box I used a clear sheet from a box I cut up.

This file was great to work with and I had all four designs cut and assembled in about an hour or so.  Check out The Cutting Cafe to see all the great cut files....for very little money you could be creating your very own gifts!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and I'll see you next time!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Mini Note Pads

Its been a minute but "I'm BACK"!!  Hey friends and welcome to my August 6th blog post for The Cutting Cafe!! This week's project we were able to play with two sets Mini Note Pad and Card Set or The Post It Note Box Set I've used the post it note set in the past so I played with the Mini note pad set and love, love, love how they turned out!!  I used a variety of designer papers to create these uniquely made note pads.  The file comes with tags you can use but I created tags to go along with the theme of the note pad.  You can use one sheet of 12x12 double-sided paper and make THREE of these at once!!

I think these Note Pads would make great gifts for family, friends or school officials!!

Christmas List Themed

Shopping List Themed

Musician Themed

and this one?!  Say your in a store or out somewhere and see a recipe in a book or someone tells you about a great recipe to try......Here's where you record it!! :o)

This one I created as a "itty bitty mini" just to see if I could and YES, it came out perfect!!   Check out my video on youtube to see them all in action!!

Here's a quick photo of the .pdf file you'd get with purchase of the Mini Note Pad Set designed to fit perfectly.  Regina even left some space at the top so you could perforate the top edge without taking away from the writing space!!  In my video I show how I was able to perforate the edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Be sure to check out the blog at The Cutting Cafe to see all the awesome projects.  Leave a comment for an chance to win FREE files!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hello Birthday Boy!!

Hey friends!!  Thanks for checking out my blog post today!! 

Cards for men are usually more difficult to produce than women and children.  We want them to be custom but not "frilly" so sometimes it can be a challenge!!  Today I am excited to share with you a digital image and stamp set from Pink Bow Ties that can be used to customize cards for men!! 

Welcome to Digital Wednesdays (DW) for Pink Bow Ties Stamp Company!! 

I am in love with "Micheal's" suspenders, he really looks good in them!!  

Micheal's image is digital and available FOR FREE, YES FREE.  All you need to do to access this FREE file is join the Facebook group "Fifty Shades of Color" and download the image to your computer. I also used the Birthday Wishes stamp set to add the sentiment and glitter embossed stars.  I found this (really old) tag "One of a kind" that I added to the bottom base on top of a stripe of red card stock, its popped up because this card is actually an easel card!!  I also stamped, embossed and covered the happy birthday before adding the stars.  It was easier to know exactly where I could place my stars by having the image and sentiment already in place.

The stacked stars I cut using my Silhouette Cameo to balance out the right side of the card.  I first printed the digital image, twice (once on masking paper) so I could mask him off to create the stars background without getting any unwanted ink or embossing powder on the image.  A little layering and bam!!  Made an appropriate card for a male recipient!!  

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my post!!  Head on over to Pink Bow Ties website and place an order today!!  If you find any stamp set(s) that you just "have to have" use my coupon code: craftylee10 and receive 10% off you order (sorry, coupon code does not apply to digital images)

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sky High

Good morning crafters!!  Its inspiration time over at The Cutting Cafe!!  I'm here to share with you my project for the 21st day of May!!  This week's project we were asked to play with any of the "Treat Cup Cards" which are soooo awesome to create and send!! I gotto tell ya though (because when its easy I tell you) I had a little bit of a tough time figuring out how to layer all the pieces together!  I struggled for a while then I realized.....Regina has a video!!! OMGosh, instant relief...LOL!!  Anywho, here's my project share:

I used the Hot Air Balloon file (there's 7 files in all); it also comes with a cut file for the box envelope to fit your treat cup card into but I have these clear top boxes so I just used one of them.  It will also fit perfectly into a small padded envelope.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today!!  Head on over to The Cutting Cafe to see all the design team inspiration!!  Leave a comment for a chance to win FREE files from the cafe!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Let's Make It Legal?!??

Happy 7th day of the month ya'll!!  Have I told you how much I LOVE playing with the files from The Cutting Cafe!??  Love them!!

So, its inspiration time!!  This week's project is dedicated to the awesome printable background sets available at The Cutting Cafe!!  So first things first....I collect/hold onto/hoard EVERYTHING (well maybe not and our project this week had to involve an item that we would normal throw away after for this project I planned to use this:

because I just couldn't part with it any, it looked like something I could turn into "storage" in my craft space!  Instead I used it to create a gift for a young person's birthday (or older person) turning 21 or "feeling like" their 21!!

I used some of that lovely tear-drop pearl trim I love so much to trim the inside and outside front (below) of the container.  I also lined it with a stripe of that cushion you can line your kitchen cabinets with.  Ten nips of alcohol fit perfectly inside!!

Here's the gem.....its all about the printable background set!!  The sheet I choose has 21s all over it.  I printed on a sheet of vellum paper; I honestly envisioned that you would be able to see what was inside, its pretty close, I cut it to fit into the clear top of the box and decorated!!  Yaay!  

Love, love, love!!  Just a small disclosure...I don't condone alcoholism; however, I do believe that drinking can be healthy/recreational if done properly.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and checking out my post today!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Dangerous Curves Miranda

Its Pink Fridays

Hey everybody!!  Thank you for joining me today for "Pink Fridays" over at Pink Bow Ties!!  Today's dt project was created using Dangerous Curves Miranda and boy oh boy does she have "the curves"!! I love working with this stamp; she comes with two different hair-styles so you can change her up a bit!! I also LOVE the sentiments!!

Mother's day is coming up quickly so I decided to get started on my cards to share with some of my very special Mommas.  

For this one I added a little texture to her purse and wrap on her dress using  clear silver embossing powder.  I made her necklace and ring sparkle with diamond stickles!  Notice her braided ponytail!!?
I love this one too; I went with a Spring-like background with some bright yellow paper as a matte.  Here I used my glaze gel pen to accent her purse, necklace and make those lips GLOSS!!  Here Miranda is ultra professional with her bob swooped to the side!!

Ewww, love, love love!!  Yes, Miranda ROCKS!!

You can have this stamp set too AND with 10% off your purchase!!  How you ask??  Use my coupon code: craftylee10 to receive 10% off your stamp purchase!!

Thanks again for stopping by today!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's Inspiration Time over at The Cutting Cafe blog!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  This week we are playing with baskets!!  I chose to create a gift using the Round Basket with Handles file available - RIGHT NOW - from The Cutting Cafe!!  It's Administrative Professionals Week and I have a few employees that I like to celebrate each year; if you've been following my blog you've seen gifts I made for them in the past.  

This file was super easy to work with, I love that it has the tabbed edges along the bottom of the file that easily attach to the bottom base for closure.  I used my cutting machine but this file is simple enough that it can be printed and cut by hand!!

For the photo I placed some decorative flowers in the tiny vase with beads but I will be adding fresh flowers to this gift before the recipient gets it.  I really love how quickly it came together!!

Regina always has some extra pieces or sentiments available with a file purchase and this one is no different!!  Check out the cute little butterflies I've cut on printed paper to adhere on my project.
Love the butterflies!!  I have all kinds of punches to do this but what's awesome about a cutting file is you can make it whatever size you limitations!!

Head on over to the The Cutting Cafe to see all the design team inspiration for this week!!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win free files!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Digital Wednesday - My Main Man Marc!!

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by my post today and checking out my very first project share as a design team member for Pink Bow Ties!!  Pink Bow Ties is a new stamp and digital image company that is rapidly taking over the world!!  I love the images because they resemble EVERYONE (well almost) from EVERYWHERE or at least I believe that is the goal.  Check out the website to see all the images, stamps and sentiments currently available. 

For my project this week I was asked to work with the digital image GQ: Marc; I decided to put him on a canvas for my husband as a father's day gift.  What I love about digital images is you can make them as large or as small as you would like!!  This one was printed to fit on an 8x10 sized canvas but you can making it smaller for a card!!  Love it!!

For all the details on what I used to put this canvas project together check out my youtube channel for a video.

I so appreciate you for stopping by today and leaving me sweet comments too!!  Don't forget to check out Pink Bow Ties and grab GQ: Marc for yourself.  

Use my coupon code for 10% off your purchase:  craftylee10!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

New design team opportunity

Stay tuned to my channel to see what Pink Bow Ties is all about!!  Super exciting news!!

Picture Perfect

Happy Saturday people!!  Ahhh, Spring is finally trying to appear....YAAY!!  It makes me super happy to have the warmer weather, blooming flowers and the Easter Holiday; its one of my favorites!!  My design team project this week for The Cutting Cafe is a "Picture Perfect" love affair with all things Easter!!  You "dress up for worship", "take snapshots", "smile" and BEST of ALL.....EAT CHOCOLATE!! heehee  

This adorable....adorable vending machine cutting file is super cute and makes such an awesome product!!  I mean really all I did was put the pieces together and add small touches of my style.  This file really comes together very nicely with just the pieces included. 

I think the accessories are so super cute!!  It looks like the turn dial and dispenser slot!! 

My vending machine is filled with fun Spring characters medallion shaped.  I think there maybe a bunny or two also.
Here's one more look:

To ALL a Happy Easter, Happy Resurrection, Happy Spring and all that jazz!  Thank you for stopping by and leaving sweet comments, I appreciate you!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!