Friday, November 20, 2009

You Grow Girl!

Happy Friday!!!!

For those of you who don't know, my sister is expecting a baby girl and has about 3 weeks left for her to give birth. So, since I didn't make her a Baby Shower card I made her one. Tonight I'll be attending a Baby Shower and this is my creation for last weeks Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #91. I made two of this precious card to give my sister and a friend who is expecting a girl too.

Materials Used:
  • Swell News Stamp Set (SU)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (SU)
  • BoBunny Tutu Dot and Creative Imaginations Stripe Patterned Paper
  • Dew Drops
  • Copic Markers
  • Ruffled Ribbon bought at my local Hobby Lobby
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped and Standard Circles Large
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Distress Ink Vintage Phote and White Craft Ink Pad (SU)
  • Fabric Fancies Flower
  • Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

Hope you have a Wonderful Friday!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Isn't this card just adorable? I've been wanting to use this stamp set for a while now, but couldn't find the right sketch for it. So, I saw this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #47 and I thought it was just the right one for it.

The stamp set is Snow Place Like Home by our Craft Lounge. Patterned Paper is Tis The Season Snowflakes, and Tis The Season Stripe by BoBunny. This paper is Gorgeous! I also used Stampin' Up's Whisper White and Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Cardstock. I stamped the images on taylored exrpessions Snow White Cardstock to color them in with copic markers. To make the card even more merrier, I added Rockstar Red and Sugar Sparkly Fluff on the sleigh, penguins belly and around the igloos open door. The red button is from Papertrey Ink's Holiday mix Vintage Collection. I've had the Felt Flurries (Snowflakes) by Stampin' Up over a year now and have lots of them. Now, I'm ready to make more cards using them!

I hope you like another of my Christmas creations!

Have a Great Weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Men of Life

Here is this week's MOJO Monday Week #112 card I made. This card is specially for my brother-in-law who will be celebrating a birthday coming up this month in Cancun, Mexico. Wish I could join them to celebrate!!! :) My inspiration for this card came from what he loves to do the most. Taking a day trip out to sea on his boat with family and friends. He lives in Miami, Florida where they have great weather for boating and getting a great tan.

Hope this gives you inspiration to visit Miami someday and it's beautiful Beaches!!!

Have a Great Evening.

Materials Used:

  • Birthday Basics Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Men of Life Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Men of Life Patterned Paper Collection
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
  • Copic Marker
  • Pure Poppy Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Spring Rain Cardstock Papertrey Ink)
  • Dew Drops
  • Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up)
  • Classic Scalloped Circles Large Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • 1 3/4" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up)
  • Pirate Mini Charms by Karen Foster Design
  • Jumbo Eyelets Pewter (Stampin' Up)
  • Natural Rope Twine Ribbon (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper Piercer (Stampin' Up)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wings of Joy

Happy Monday!!!!

To start off the week I finished Mecy's last week's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #46 by using Taylored Expressions Wings of Joy Stamp set. Another Christmas card I've done to give out this year.

Here is my Creation. Hope you like it and decide to use this great stamp set. I really liked how this card came out. Love the colors and LOVE the birds in their cage. So Cute!!!

Materials Used:
  • Whisper White, Always Artichoke, and Shimmery White Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
  • Bazzill Basics Paper 6X6 Promo Pack (Dark Red)
  • Christmas Wishes Thin Strip and Holly Patterned Paper
  • Snow White Cardstock (Taylored Expressions)
  • Labels Four Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Red Gemstones
  • Colored Buttons by Basic Grey
  • Earth Elements Buttons (Stampin' Up)
  • Cany Cane and Icicle Stickles
  • the Paper Studio Fibers Ribbon
  • Leaf Ribbon
  • Copic Markers

Have a Great Evening!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanks So Much Coach!!!!

Here is my MOJO Monday #111 card for this week. I made this card specially for my son's soccer coaches, Coach Brad and Assistant Coach Claudio. It's funny that my husband is the assistant coach and haven't shown him the card I made him. Usually, he's the first person I show my creations. I'm so proud of our Soccer team this season!!!! They did AWESOME!!! Many thanks to the coaches!!!! We have 3 games left this weekend and will be celebrating their victories afterwards.

Here is my creation.

Materials Used:

  • Basic Black and Whisper White carstock (Stampin' Up)
  • Light Blue Textured Cardstock (Archivers)
  • Soccer Patterned Paper (Hobby Lobby)
  • Soccer Ribbon
  • Whisper White Taffetta Ribbon (Stampin' Up)
  • Mini Talents Charms by Karen Foster Design
  • Vintage Brads (Stampin' Up)
  • Labels One Spellbinder's Nestabilities
  • Sincere Salutations Stamp Set (Stampin' Up)
  • Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punch (Stampin' Up)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Sunday, November 1, 2009

MOJO Monday #110

OMG! I'm such the procrastinator this week. I sat down to do this card tonight, thinking I had all night. But, my girlfriends called me last minute to go to the movies. So, you know how it is. I couldn't say "No." Now here I am scrambling to try to hit the Mojo Monday deadline. I've got my husband breathing down my neck cause he needs the computer, the girls are on the way, and I'm here stressing out!!!! OMG!!! Stamping is soo stressful. :) Just Kidding

Here is my Mojo for this week. For this card, I used Vintage Findings Christmas Kit by Making Memories from my local Archiver's store. I also used Martha Stewart's newest punches, Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page Double Loops. I used a clear polka dot card stock from Stampin Up Night & Day DSP over the Blush Red Dark card stock from Taylored Expression.

Have a great night and see you tomorrow for next weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Little Ballerina

Here is my second card I made for the Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge #86. I made this card thinking of my beautiful ballerina Sophia. She started ballet this past summer and loves it. When I saw this stamp set, My Little Princess from Technique Tuesday, with a friend at the Creating Keepsakes Convention we both fell in love with it and also bought the prince stamp set.

I used Stampin' Up's Basic Grey cardsock along with Bazzill Basics Paper Tickled Pink. Patterned paper is from Karen Foster Design Ballet Collage. I also used vellum cardstock over the ballerina's tutu and over the ballet shoes. You know how I like to use dew drops on my cards to make them look different. This time I went a little bit extra and added a little bling to my dew drops.

Have a Great Night and wish me luck again!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Merry & Bright

Happy Wednesday! Hooray, the week is almost over!

This is Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #86. I participated on this sketch challenge to try to become a member of the sketch crew for Taylored Expressions. How great is that?! We'll see who are the three most creative winners. They will announce them on Saturday, October 17th.

Here is my creation for this great challenge. I used Basic Grey's eskimo kisses collection paper pack along with the matching chipboard stickers, and buttons. I also used Jolee's by You Holiday Lights embellishments.

While putting this card together I thought this little girl was super cute but needed some more to make her brigher. So, I dressed her up with some Sparkly Fluff on her hat and added some rhinestones in the middle of her dress. I also added rhinestones on the holiday lights of the title Merry & Bright.

Here a close-up of my creation.

Hope you're having a Great week and wish me luck.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Baby Layout

Here is another layout I worked on before leaving to Florida of when my daughter Sophia was born and finished when I got back. It's very simple but it looks really cute in person. I've enjoyed taking this online scrapbooking class because it inpires me more to make my scrapbook pages and use my Cricut more. I totally recommend an online scrapbooking class to anyone!

Here's my creation for the Quick Sketch #1



Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

I'm alive! I was out of town last week celebrating my younger sister's babyshower in Miami, FL. That's why I haven't posted lately. We all had a great time socializing, laughing, and playing games. It turned out so nice. One of my favorite things we had was a table with clear canisters and a big martini glass filled with candy and chocolate that guests would take home. Since I haven't had a chance to work on any project, I thought I would share with you this wonderful idea and get a little inspiration.
Let me know what you all think!:)

Hope Everyone has a Great Friday night and a Wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #40

I've been making so many "girly" cards lately that I've missed making cards that could be given to a boy. When I found this stamp set and patterned paper I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The elements coordinate perfectly. I really like the bright and fun colors it has. What I really like about this stamp set is that it includes numbers 0-9 which allows you to personalize the card for the person you're giving it to by including their age or the year.

Here is my creation for another great Tuesday sketch from Lord Have Mercy!

Have a Great Night!

Materials Used:

  • Toy Transportation Stamp Set (Martha Stewart)
  • Whisper White, Real Red cardstock (SU!)
  • Transportation Primary & Stripe and Up & Away Patterned Paper (TPC Studio)
  • Transportation Star Chipboard Embellishment (TPC Studio)
  • Transportation Ribbon (TPC Studio)
  • Dew Drops
  • Cuttlebug's Spots & Dots Embossing Folder
  • Ticket Corner and circle Punches (SU!)
  • Brilliance Graphite Black Ink Pad

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Got Sketch Doubles

I've been wanting to get back into my scrapbooking for a while now. But, never the time. You know how it goes :)

Then my friend, Anitra, introduced me to this great online Scrapbooking class. Well, of course, I signed up for it. The class started yesterday and already I have a great couple of scrapbook pages that came out of it.

The class is called GS Doubles (Got Sketches) by Got Crafts? I really enjoyed the first 2 layouts. I had left off with my son Claudio's scrapbook when he was 3 years old (BTW, he's eight years old now). I know, I don't even have to tell me.

The pages turned out SUPER cute! Check them out.

Have a Great Night!!!

MOJO Monday Week 105

Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday!!!

I've been kind of busy these couple of days. First of all, this past weekend I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in San Marcos, TX. It was AMAZING! I've never been to a Scrapbook convention before. It was like a being a child in a candy store. My friend Melissa and I were so overwhelmed of how many vendors there were that we didn't know where to look. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Here is my creation for this week's MOJO Monday. It was quite a challenge for me to pick an image or greeting to use. I settled with Stampin' Up's Walk in the Park DSP which went very well with the butterfly. I really liked how it turned out using Dew Drops (my favorite accessory).

Materials Used:

  • Whisper White, Basic Grey Cameo Coral cardstock and Walk in the Park DSP (Stampin' Up)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (Stampin' Up)
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon (Stampin' Up)
  • Basic Grey stampin' pad
  • Ticket Corner and Word Window Punch (Stampin' Up)
  • Beautiful Butterflies bigz die (Stampin' Up)
  • Martha Stewart Punch
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Square
  • Dew Drops

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #39

Happy Friday!!!

Here is Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge for this week. My inspiration for this card came from one of my favorite colors, purple and green. I used Stampin' Up's Cottage Wall DSP and to pop it up a little with some bling I used Square Ice Rhinestone Brads that I won at Stampin' Up's last year's convention. This was actually the first time I ever used them. I also used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch and set a small rhinestone in the middle.

Here is my Creation.

Have a Great Evening!!!

Materials Used:

  • Beautiful You Stamp Set (Verve Stamps)
  • Cottage Wall DSP, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, and Whisper White Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
  • Square Ice Rhinestone Brads
  • Elementary Ribbon Originals
  • Neutral Doily Ribbon
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
  • Brilliance Graphite Black Ink Pad
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Simple Sketch Challenge 7

Here is my Creation for this week's Pals Paper Arts Simple Sketch Challenge 7. All of the materials used are Stampin' Up except, for icicle stickles. The bright and happy colors from Summer Picnic designer paper can easily brighten someones face as it does to me. It also blends very well with the stamp set and the playground buttons.

My Tart & Tangy Creation

Here is my Inspiration.

My beautiful daughter Sophia at 2 years old wearing her cherries dress.

Have a Great Night!

Materials Used:

  • Tart & Tangy and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
  • Real Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip stampin' markers
  • Basic Black Ink Pad
  • Summer Picnic DSP
  • Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Old Olive Cardstock
  • Scallop and Circle Punches
  • Handheld Punch
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Playground Designer Buttons

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #38

Here is my card using the latest Lord Have Mercy! sketch. With all the heat we've been having here in Texas, my husband and I have been watching our grass and trees in our backyard struggle and in some areas die. I was just remembering when we planted those trees the first year we moved here. We didn't really know anyone and it was kinda scary moving to a new place so far away from family. Anyway, this sketch seemed to capture those feelings which is why I chose it for this weeks challenge.

Materials Used:
  • Plant a Tree stamp from unity stamp company
  • Bazzill Basics Paper (Vancouver)
  • Spring in Bloom and Just Stripes patterned paper
  • Stampin' Up's Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner punch
  • Paper Flower by Bazzill Basics Paper
  • Prima Flower
  • Green Olive Shimmerz
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up's Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
  • American Crafts Premium Ribbon made Exclusively for Archiver's
  • Dew Drops

MOJO Monday 103

Who's ready for some cookies and cocoa during Winter? My inspiration for this card comes from my need for some cool weather. Also, seeing all the holiday stuff at every store I've gone to, especially, Archiver's. Let me tell you, when I go there my eyes just don't know where to look.

Here's my MOJO for this week using Jolly by Golly patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket. As you can see, I didn't stamp any image. I used Jolly by Golly Rub-ons that matched the patterned paper.

Here's a close-up where you can see the rub-ons better. I used the coffee rub-on and then cut it and adhered it with dimensionals to pop it up. That was one of my friends idea. Thank you Mrs. Anitra!

Have a Great and safe Evening!!!!!

Materials Used:

  • 6x6 Jolly by Golly patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket
  • Jolly by Golly Rub-ons
  • American Crafts Premium Ribbon made Exclusively for Archiver's
  • Dew Drops
  • Stampin' Up's Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red (retired) cardstock
  • Lagoon Bazzill Basics Paper

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges Sketch Challenge #1

Who wouldn't love to have the sweetest day ever?

My inspiration for this card came from Crazy 4 Challenges. This is their first sketch challenge and enjoyed coming up with this card using their sketch. I really liked the way the card came out. I used Crystal Effects on the candle and used Stickles on the cupcake's sprinkles. I'll be giving this lovely card to my Goddaughter, Karla who will be turning 13 years old this month. My goodness!!! How time flies. I just remember baptizing her as a baby and I was................. LOL!

Here's another of my Sweet creations and hope you have a sweet one too!

Materials Used:

  • Stampin' Up's Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up's Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, and Soft Suede Card stock
  • Stampin' Up's Scallop Oval, Large Oval, and Ticket Corner Punches
  • Stampin' Up's Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale (Retired)
  • Stampin' Up's Paper-Piercing Tool
  • Stampin' Up's Crytal Effects
  • Stickles
  • Glazed Brads
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Coffee Time!

When I first saw this new stamp set by Verve Stamps, I knew I had to get it. One of my favorite drinks and the first thing I have in the morning is coffee. Usually, my morning cup of coffee is the only time I drink it, unless of course, I go and have a cup with friends and family. Every time I visit my family in Miami I have to have Cuban coffee. Growing up in Miami, this was my addiction. It's the BEST if you need energy!

Here is Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #81. For this sketch challenge I used the stamp set, Delightful & Delicious, from Verve Stamps. As you all now know, the inspiration behind this card is my LOVE for coffee!

To make the stamped image more vivid, I embossed it with Stampin' Up Clear Embossing powder.

Here is my Creation.

Materials Used:

  • Delightful & Delicious Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up's Craft Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up's Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip cardstock, and Au Chocolat DSP
  • Stampin' Up's Scallop Edge Punch
  • Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Antique Copper Mini Circle Brads by Making Memories
  • Ancestrial Framed Dome Stickers
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four

Friday, September 4, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #80


Here is a card that is so sweet. This is Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #80. I have to say that I LOVE this stamp set by Taylored Expressions, Berries and Cherries. Also, the Key Ingredients Kit are always great to make a card. It brings everything you need to make a gorgeous card. I'm just waiting to see the new stamp sets they'll be releasing tomorrow. Can't wait!

Here is my Sweet Creation.

Materials Used:
  • Taylored Expressions Berries & Cherries Stamp Set
  • Taylored Expressions Berries & Cherries Key Ingredients
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
  • Stmapin' Up's Word Window Punch
  • EK Success Edge Punch
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Sparkle Gems Small Blossom
  • Copic Markers

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #37

Cheers to you!!!

Cheers to all that have been participating in Mercy's great Tuesday Sketch Challenges. Doesn't this card want to make you drink a Margarita or a Daiquiri?!!!

The cardstock and patterned paper I used on this card was from a Scrap Mania (scrapbooking night) given to everyone who attended. My friends and I always go on Friday nights every once in a while to have a great time and get our projects, scrapbooking, and cards done.

Happy Tuesday!

Materials Used:

  • Stampin' Up's Cheers to you Stamp set
  • Stampin' Up's Yoyo Yellow Cardstock
  • Stampin' Up's Elementary Ribbon Originals
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Stampin' Up's Circle Punches
  • Solar White Cardstock
  • K & Company Pinwheel Patterned Paper (Citonella Collection)
  • Bazzill Parakeet Cardstock
  • Orange Cardstock
  • Cherries Jubilee Assortment Boutique Brads
  • Dew Drops
  • Cuttlebug's Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers

Monday, August 31, 2009

MOJO Monday Week 102

Happy Monday!

Starting another week of Stamping! For this Monday's MOJO, I used one of my new Christmas stamp sets, Delightful Decorations by Stampin' Up. This stamp set is in the new Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini Catalog that runs from September 1, 2009 - January 4, 2010. So, we have plenty of time to play with these lovely stamps before they are gone.

All materials are Stampin' Up's except, Spellbinder's Nestabillities. Here is a close-up of where I used the new Frost White Shimmer Paint and the new Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty.

Have a Great Night and remember to check out the new Holiday Mini Catalog!

Materials Used:

  • Delightful Decorations and Four the Holidays Stamp Set (Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Ruby Red Stampin' Pad
  • Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Whisper White cardstock, and Holiday Lounge DSP
  • Hodgepodge Hardware
  • 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" Circle Punch
  • Ornament Punch (Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint (Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon
  • Spellbinder's Nestabillities Classic Scalloped Circles Large