Sunday, September 26, 2010


I've been keeping a secret (which can be difficult for me when I'm excited!)  I am on a design team!  THE CUTTING CAFE's design team.  Here is a link to the announcement.  I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity. 

I have been busy.  First, I dusted off the my ole' baby bug aka Cricut.  
Then I decided to invest in SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot).  I am not sure why I waited so long to do this; it is definitely worth the $59.  I purchased the software here.  I am learning the software and how to use digital stamps.  I've wanted to do this for a while (the idea of not having to store stamps sounds like a dream come true).  I have been searching You Tube (as I am a visual learner) and have found some great videos.  It is surprisingly easy, once you've practiced a few times.  Next, I went to my local antique mall and scored a cart to hold my Cricut next to my computer desk.
The blue Cricut cover is something I bought a LONG time ago on Ebay.  EWW, the cords look ugly, will have to do something about that! 
OK, so are you ready for a card? 
I fell in love with this little ducky and had to make a card with him.  Wouldn't this be perfect for a baby shower or attaching to a gift when visiting a newborn?!  I also used the Cutting Cafe Set called All About Babies.  I've been having fun searching the site and found this set (she has a set for girls too), YOU CAN PERSONALIZE it to have your baby's name!

Stamps: Cutting Cafe All About Babies
Cardstock: PTI kraft and SU yellow 
Pattern Paper: PTI Pretty Pastels
Ink: ink from printer! and PTI tea dye duo
Misc: Duck from Cutting Cafe, buttons, Fiskars wave punch SU punches, ribbon and twine

Quick Tip:  Cutting Cafe files are in either PDF or WPC format.  SCAL "reads" SVG files.  To convert PDF's to SVG's simply download Inkscape (for free) and it will convert the files in a matter of seconds for you.  Here is a great video explaining the process. 


  1. what an adorable duckie...i so adore this to to cute...welcome to the team...hugs

  2. Hi Stacy! Congratulations and Welcome to The Cutting Cafe! You're going to love working with Regina...She's the BEST! I love your style and am looking forward to working with you!
    Big Hugz
    Kelly :)

  3. Absolutely adorable!! You done a great job with the little duckie!! Sounds like both you and I have been busy doing the same thing. I have been dusting my Cricut off as well and getting busy again with Making The You scored a great find with your shelving!
    I look forward to working with you and learning from you on The Cutting Cafe DT!

  4. Welcome to the design team, Stacy. I have THREE Cricuts and they are always cutting ....but I am going to invest in SCAL so I can easily cut out Regina's wonderful images. I've been doing that by hand.

  5. Hi Stacy-Congrats on making the design team, also. Your duck card is darling. I sure didn't have to dust off my Cricut. Mine gets used so much I'm afraid it might break. I look forward to seeing more of your designs.

  6. Awww! This is just too adorable for words! Congrats on making the team! I'm looking forward to working with you!

  7. Nice card, I look forward to working with you!

  8. so adorable, and so looking forward to working with you ;)

  9. this is amazing, so excited to be working with you!

  10. Cute card! Enjoy your time at The Cutting Cafe! Regina is fab to work with a long with the other ladies!

  11. Cute, cute duck! Welcome to The Cutting Cafe!