Saturday, June 30, 2012

Making the move

Making the move

I am sitting at my parents' house in Georgia right now in the middle of the transition from our home in Ohio to our new adventure in Florida. These last couple of weeks have been rough dealing with demanding buyers, leaving our home of 20 years that I designed, leaving the best of friends ever, and most of all leaving behind my son. It is weird to think everything we own has been placed on trucks and our home is no longer ours. We have faced many challenges in being separated these past ten months waiting for our house to sell and having our family split up. I will be ready for some normalcy and being able to spend some focused time on a new venture.

I have a post scheduled for next week but it may be a little while before I get back to regular posts. I am working on getting some things ready for the Holly Jolly July event challenge at the MTC forum and I hope by the end of the month to have another giveaway for my followers.

I just thought I should check in and let everyone know I have not fallen off the face of the earth.

Blessings to you all,

Ima Cutter (Trish)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Italian inspiration

Just a quick post to show another variation. I found some beautiful graphics that all had a similar feel to them. These were super easy. I am going to make a different card plus box to put these in and will try to share that with you too.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Inside the 3-in-1 notecards

Welcome back!

So I wanted to make a set of note cards to put inside my 3-in-1 box. I love everything Italian. I would be my dream place to visit. Maybe when the kids are all done with school......

I found several images on the internet and printed them out on matte presentation paper and just cut them out with my paper trimmer. I did import all the images into Make-the-Cut so if I ever want to do a vinyl image or something I am ready to go. I tried to size them all about the same so they would keep a similar feel. I made some words and layered them, and added some flourishes. Pretty simple, not over-done. The paper has a foil embedded in the design and is stunning. The pinks look great with the 3-in-1 box.  I did several of these card sets to have on hand for little gifts in a few different color stories. The images a set on  adhesive foam so the pop up a little for dimension.

I have so many people in my life that have been a blessing to me. I try to find little ways to say thanks and let them know how special they are. Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of friends!

Bless someone today, Trish (ImaCutter)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My 3-in-1

Here is a little box I call my 3- in- 1. It serves as a card, a gift box, and part of the gift itself.

Here's what it looks like closed up. I still want to add a few sentiments to it and my personal message. I made the rose our of fabric.

When you open the box, I have thank you and a little flourish.

Then you get to where I will put my personal message below the key. The paper is from DCWV's all dressed up. So the base of the box is basically like a great big matchbox. I added a wrap the folds over to be my card part. I love this little box. It could hold so many goodies in it.  What will I put in mine? I will show you in my next post.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look  at my project. This will be a gift for a special friend.=D
I would use this box to store something in if I got something like this. This would be just too useful to throw away.


Friday, June 8, 2012

I get to be a guest blogger

Hi friends!!

I am super excited to get to be a guest on the team knk blog. The ladies there are so full of great ideas.
Whether or not you have a knk, I am sure you will pick up some great ideas or see a new twist on something.

I hope you get a chance to check out my entry at

Happy cutting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A messgae from my heart

I wanted to give a little update rather than a project. I will be a little busy over the next month or so since we finally sold our house. I will be packing up and moving to sunny Naples, Florida.

It has been an emotional  journey with thinking about leaving all my friends. I have some of the best friends a person could ever ask for.

I have come to realize in life there are just different levels of friends. We all have what the kids would term as a BFF. Well I have to tell you that there is such a thing as DJ friend which is like a BFF to the tenth power.

I have some friends that over the years we have developed sort of a pact. I have loving termed them my "dirty job" friends. We are the ones who will come and clean out your garage, pain your kitchen, wash your windows, pull weeds, and put in numerous hours at grad parties and weddings. No questions asked, no job too dirty. With my husband being gone for the last 10 months living and working across the country, well, my friends have been awesome. For my son's grad party, they took over the kitchen I got to visit with guests. ( I was more than happy to do the same for them at theirs. I know they will be there to help pack the truck, and we all smile through our tears and broken hearts.

I hope I can have the opportunity to bestow a free vacation spot to them.=D

Some of them have been my friends for more than half my life. Some have shared my homeschooling journey and have been my support system. Some have been my prayer warriors and soul sisters.

It is so hard to leave and say goodbye. I know that if God chose to never bless me with another friend, I would still have to believe I am one of the most blessed people in the world. The real test will be the test of time. Something we all have so little of. I had a friend pass away this year and it was a powerful reminder that we each only have a set number of days to tell those around that we love them, to invest in their lives, and to make each day count. I want to live a life a no regrets.

I am grateful to these friends for showing me what it is to have that kind of friend and how to be one.

I want to share a quotation from a very soul touching book, " [We] do not live forever...We live less than the time it takes to blink an eye if we measure our lives against eternity..Meaning is not automatically given to life. It is hard work. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest." (Chosen, Chaim Potok)

It is my prayer that when I leave this world. My God will be able to say to me. Well done, my faithful servant because it is because of HIM I do these things.

Thanks for letting me share my heart today.
Blessings~ Trish