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