Monday, January 31, 2011

Diva and a challenge

I'm so honored to be February's Diva of the month over at Creative Scrapbooking Divas!  As diva of the  month, I get to choose this month's challenge.  My challenge is to create a card or layout using recycled materials.  Please note, if you are creating a layout, make sure it doesn't touch your photos or treat the item with Archival Mist. 

Here's the card I created with recycled materials:

I saved the foil wrappers of Almond Roca candy because it had the cutest hearts, who knows how long I've had them; the chipboard was packaging material.

I cut the foil with my MM Slice, then used the shadow feature to cut the red scrap cardstock. I then used Inkadinkado Spray Paint to cover the chipboard. The brown polka dot paper is from scraps from another card. I punched the border using EK Success border punch, then I chalked the edges. The ribbon is self-adhesive by Joann's Crafts. I attached the chipboard and the hearts with pop dots. The sentiment was stamped on strip of scrap and inked the edges. I used The Stamps of Life using Fiskars ink. For the final touch, I added the rhinestones from Darice with Aileen's Fast Grab Glue.

If you wish to participate in the challenge, please become a member of Creative Scrapbooking Divas.  I will be offering a RAK and the winner will be selected on March 1st.

One for the Boys Challenge

Over at The Crafty Pad, the challenge is to create one for the boys.  I used Melin's, Cooking with Cricut, sketch.  This was the perfect challenge to create my Valentine's card for my Godson.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket, MAMBI, MME
Ribbon: SEI
Eyelets: my stash

CSD January Challenge

Brandiwas CSDiva of the month for January and her challenge was to use a digi stamp and add a flower.  Here's my card:

Stamp: Digi stamp was a freebie from Beccy's Place; the sentiment is The Stamps of Life
Paper: K&Co, DCWV
Embellishments:  Flower Imaginesce; ribbon Michael's; bling Darice

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Celebrating Our Milestones - Day 2 {CLOSED}

Thanks for being here again for day two of Celebrating Our Milestones.  Did you hop with us yesterday? If not, please see the post right below this one; I don't want you to miss out on the wonderful layouts and the chance to win some blog candy!  Some of us will have a project to share with you today too.  So lets get to it.

Continuing with my European trip, today I'm sharing a layout London, Buckingham Palace.  London was the first leg of our trip.  The young lady in the picture is my niece Irene, she was studying in Italy at the time and met us in London.
If you look closely, my dear husband is the only one in the crowd wearing shorts! LOL  My niece told us it was hot and humid in Italy, not London, and he wore shorts.  See how he even has his collar button up?  He ended up buying a jacket with a hood, at Picadilly Circus.  I had straightened my hair and as soon as I walked out the fog got to it, you can see it frizzing right before your eyes, wait if you listened closely you can even here it! LOL  The page before has my journaling, so I'm just sharing one page today.

 Paper: MME Bohemia, Co'redinations
Flowers:  Petaloo
Bling: Darice
Stickers: Creative Memories, EK Success, Miss Elizabeth
(pretend you don't notice how crooked I placed them)
Die Cuts: I created the title using Scriptina and cut
 with SCAL on my Cricut, the crown is a free SVG from Cheeky Magpie.

The Giveaways are listed on the post below.  Comments submitted today will get you extra entries, but remember you must leave a comment on each blog for Day One of the blog hop.

I hope you enjoy the hop as much as I did!
Your next stop is Yoli, My Happy Place
Yolie, ---- You are here


Thanks again for joining us!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrating Our Milestones Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Hello and welcome to day one of Celebrating Our Milestones Blog Hop.  This is my first time hosting a blog hop and I'm so glad to have you here.  The purpose of this blog hop is to return to my first love, scrapbooking.  Though I love creating cards, I first started with scrapbooking, but I haven't been doing much of it lately and I am way behind.  I have stacks of pictures piling up and I need use the stacks of supplies to keep my sponsor happy, aka the hubster.

One of my milestones was my dream vacation realized, a two week vacation to Europe.  My husband and I travelled to Europe in May of 2008, told you I was behind.  Below is a two page layout I created to start the Paris pages.  The first two previous pages are all my journaling, had lots to say.

Paper: K&Co., Colorbok, Recollections, DCWV
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Want2Scrap, Darice, Michael's dollar bin
Embellishments: BasicGrey brads, CK hat pins
Ribbon: from my stash
Die Cuts: Cricut,  French Manor & MM Slice Vintage Findings.  The top note label is one of Penny's SVGs; the scallop mat is from 09Kutsups font

Now for the giveaways.  If you are interested in my giveaways, you'll need to leave one comment on each of the blogs, I will be checking.  You don't have to be a follower, although I would love it if you did.  Please leave a way for me to contact you and for more chances to win, comeback tomorrow, some of us will have projects to share.  The winners will be choosen on Tuesday, February 1st and will until Friday, February 4th to contact me.
Giveaway #1
1- BasicGrey Sugar Rush page kit
2-BasicGrey Bling
1-BasicGrey Acrylic Stamp
1-BasicGrey Rubons with bling
1-BasicGrey Sugar Rush brads
1-Making Memories Love metal embellies
1-Hampton Art butterfly wood stamp
1-Cricut cartridge, Sweethearts

Giveaway # 2
1-Martha Stewart 8x8 post bound scrapbook
1-Recollections Floral Whimsy 8x8 scrapbook kit

Giveaway # 3
1-Martha Stewart Acrylic stamp set
1-Pack of 5x7 scrapbook paper
1-BasicGrey Acrylic stamp set
1-BasicGrey Bling pack

I am beyond happy to have these ten amazing, ubberly talented ladies join me in the hop.  I hope you will be inspired to scrapbook a page or two.  So let's get to it, blog hop for a wonderful crafting inspiration!  
Your first stop is the super talented Yoli, My Happy Place.
Here's the complete list of all blogs participating, in case there is a glitch along the way.

Yolie,  ---- You are here

Remember to comeback tomorrow for day two of the blog hop.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Challenge#65 Lace

The challenge this week over at Little Red Wagon is to add lace to our projects. Here's my submission.

Paper:  Rusty Picke, Shabby Princess,
Ribbon: Darice Floss & Lace from Rusty Pickle, Music Sheet is a freebie from Tip Junkie
Ink: Fiskars
Stamps:  Studio G
Charm: Blue Moon Beads "Embrace"
Die Cut: MM Slice

Please vote on my Hawaiian Birthday card HERE.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You Make Me Smile

This is a card swap for a FB Group I'm in.  
Paper: Scraps, Recollections, background paper is from a FREE digi kit by Shabby Princess
Ribbon: Fancy Pants
Bling: Want2Scrap
Stamps: Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard
Die Cut: MM Slice

Also, please vote for Hawaiian Birthday card, it's the one with the Hula girl.  Vote here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pre-Milestones Blog Hop Giveaway {CLOSED}

How about a Pre-Blog Hop Giveaway?  Please leave a comment to win the Baby Boy Stamps by Hampton Art.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, February 1st.
Sharon is also offering Pre-Milestones Blog Hop candy, please visit her at  Pretty Paper Things.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to come back on Friday for the blog hop, I have 10 super talented ladies joining me!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My first!

I'm hosting my first blog hop on January 28th and 29th.  I will have a couple of prizes to giveaway and there will be some blog candy along the way!  Looking forward to seeing you!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jitterbuggin' Chocolate Challenge

Jitterbuggin' monthly challenge is to use chocolate brown with any color and include a bow. 

February Blog Hop

Please save the date and join the blog hop I'm participating on February 12th and 13th!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Black, White & Grey Challenge #15

Over at Crafting with Christina the challenge this week is to make anything using black, white, grey and here's what I came up with.  This is also my first Valentine Card.

Paper:  Free digi kits by Shabby Princess & Kelly Paper
Charm: Blue Moon Beads {Embrace}
Ribbon: Prima
Bling: Darice
Die Cut: Sweethearts
Chalk:  Making Memories

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ICS #98 & Cooking with Cricut#12

I'm submitting this card to ICS challenge #98 & Cooking with Cricut #12.
I used the sketch from ICS, below.  CWC challenge was to use glitter.  I sprayed shimmer mist and colored the poodle with glitter pens.
Paper: Target dollar bin, Recollections
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Darice, dollar glitter pens
Stamp: Imaginisce dollar stamps
Ribbon: my stash
Die Cuts: Scallop label is from 09Kutup Font cut with SCAL
The title is my own.  I used AYummyApology font.  Here are the links: 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Día de Reyes Blog Hop {CLOSED}

I'm super excited to be participating on my very first blog hop, thank you Gaby for including me! 
Growing up we didn't celebrate Día de Reyes, it was a tradition lost in translation, but when we found out there were gifts invovled, we gave it a try.  We decided to place our "big" shoes outside our parents bedroom, mind you I was about 12 and the oldest kids were teens.  We were hoping our Dad would put a little something, ah nope, we woke to our shoes been scattered across the hallway.  He must of tripped over them when he got up! LOL  It's wasn't sad, it was hilarious to us, because we know our Dad, we still laugh about it today.  So my sister, Letty, Dulce's mom, picked up the tradition with her kids. 

Here's the Spanglish sign I created for her home, tradition calls for the kids to place their shoes out, but I included her shoe on the sign too!

Paper: DCWV Christmas '10, Recollections
Chipboard: more like cereal boxes
Adhesives: 3M 2-Way, Tombow, ATG Gun
Bling:  Stickles, Darice, Studio 112, Me & My Big Ideas
Ribbon: Michael's
Cartridges: Forever Young, Nifty Fifites

Pre-Reyes Blog Hop to celebrate the Reyes Cabalgata! GIVEAWAY!

Gaby  has a pre-Reyes Blog Hop Giveaway, please go on over and leave a comment!  She will have more prizes starting tomorrow and I too will have blog candy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Abby's Anniversary/Wedding Challenge

Abby's is celebrating her anniversary with a challenge, to create anything anniversary or wedding.  My 8th wedding anniversary is February 15th, yep the day after Valentine's Day.  Here's the card I created for the hubster.  The stamps are from TPC Studio I won at Gloria's blog.  I heat embossed the frame and should have done the same with the I love you too, oh well.  I also used on of Penny's shapelie cuts.  The color looks black but it's purple, my wedding colors. 

CPS- Card Challenge #199

Here's the card I'm entering for this week's challenge over at CPS.
And here's the sketch.

All paper is  K & Company.  The stamp is from Stampendous, Fifteen Candles stamp set.  I used a Sizzix folder on my Cuttlebug.  Can't capture the bling on the Stickles and Darice rhinestones, along with glitter looks better in person! :)

Please come back on Thursday, January 6th  as I will participate on my first Blog Hop hosted by Gaby Creates, Dia De Reyes Blog Hop.