Monday, February 28, 2011

January 2011 Project 12

I'm having issues uploading my pictures for Project 12.  I will upload the pics as soon as I can.

I've been having PC issues and today, I finally got my pics to uploaded.  Yay!  Anyway, onto my first Project 12 layout.  My dear friend Gaby kind of challenged me to participate in this project .  You can read more on their site: complete a page or two recapping the month's events.  At the end of the year you'll have a completed "year book".  Easy enough! Well, with the exception of this month having computer problems.  Here is my 2 page layout using the sketch provided on their blog.

The flower paper is from Colorbok, it was a black and white, but I colored the flowers with Creative Memories markers, nothing fancy like Copics, but it works for me.  The orange glitter paper is DCWV and the pattern paper is MAMBI.   The month block was stamped with The Stamps of Life's Calender2Build stamp set, I'll be using this stamp set on my Project 12 pages. :)  

My brother Alfonso celebrated his 50th birthday and my sister Letty, surprised him and all of us with a mariachi band.  The title "Cincuenta" translates to "Fifty".  What's up with the puppet?  That's my lil' brother Robert with his puppet, April.  He wasn't giving a show, but dancing with it!  LOL!!  I have a very "eccentric" family, myself excluded. HA!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sparkling Things Distract Me Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to Sparkling Things Distract Me blog hop.  If you came from Melissa's you are on the right track.  If you happen to come across my blog and want to join in the fun, please start with Janice's blog.

I created this card for my sister's, Consuelo, 25th wedding anniversary.  The background glitter paper is from DCWV Sweet stack.  The white pearly paper is from Joann's and I embossed with my Cuttlebug.  I got the bling from Michael's dollar bin & the ribbon is from Joann's, it's so pretty.  The thicker ribbon is satin with flocked print.  The thinner ribbon has a beautiful glitter edge.  I must have spent over an hour going through their ribbon by-the-yard.  I sprayed the Prima flowers with my homemade shimmer mist.  I used Gelly Roll Stardust pen on the title, which I cut using my Cricut, I forget which cart.  I hope you like it, for a bigger view, please click on the picture. 

Please leave a comment on each blog to win my blog candy and leave a way for me to contact you.  I will be posting the picture of the candy later today.      Here's the stamp set I'm giving away.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, March 1st.

Your next stop is Leah. Janice - Jamie - Patti - Melissa - Yolie ----------YOU ARE HERE - Leah - Michelle - Karel - Jane - Bonnie

I'm also submitting this card to Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday #48.

Hello Friend

The pattern paper is from MAMBI and the brown cardstock from scraps.  The butterflies are from the Spring collection in SCAL.  The flowers and lace are from Dollar Tree and the brown ribbon is Offray.  The stamp is by Stampendous.  I didn't have small enough rhinestones for the center of the butterflies so I used glitter instead.

I'm entering this card in Debi's challenge over at Dizzy Lizzy Creations.   The challenge is to create a card and include a butterfly. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Flashback Friday 8.0

This week's Flashback Friday challenge is to repost your first 3-D project.  I shared this in September 2010 so here it is again.

I bought the wooden frame (5x7) at Joann's for a couple of bucks; I painted the edges with acrylic paints; I adhered the paper with Mod Podge; all paper is K & Co. The stamp is from Heide Grace, Day Dream Believer; the label holder is Making Memories. Flowers are Prima and from my stash. I used Darice rhinestones for the centers. The swirly bling is from Want2Scrap.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

For the Love of Everyone Blog Hop - Day Two

Welcome to day two of  For the Love of Everyone Blog Hop.  If you came from Melissa's blog you are on the right track, if you happened to come across my blog and you want to play along, please start with Sheila, She's a Sassy Lady.  If you didn't hop yesterday, you may want to go back, Thirty-One Gifts is sponsoring the hop and you don't want to miss out.  There's also blog candy along the way.

Today I'm sharing a layout I created for My Love album, a book of us.  I created this album when I first starting scrapbooking.  I'm suppose to add a page of us as the years go by, but haven't in a couple of years, so it's about time I did!  My husband played the Lion from the Wizard of Oz in a skit at his work.  The picture was taken with a cell phone and it's not the greatest, but it's still useable.  The inspiration is from a page I saw at my LSS.

Here's the front cover of the album and here's a picture of us before we got married.  This was taken the Summer of 2002, wow that's a long time ago! We will be celebrating our 8th anniversary on February 15th.

What do you think?  I think my scrapbooking changed a bit and so did we! LOL

The glitter zebra paper is from Making Memories Reverie, all other is DCWV.  The "love" bling is BasicGrey and the ribbon from my stash.  The title was cut on my Cricut using SCAL, the font name is FOP Title Style.
I thought of redoing some of the pages in the album, but I like seeing how my scrapbooking evolved.  Maybe I'll go back and add some embellishments.

Thank you for stoppig by, your next stop is Gaby, Gaby Creates.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For the Love of Everyone Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and For the Love of Everone Blog Hop! If you came from Melissa's blog you are on the right track, if you happened to come across my blog and you want to play along, please start with Sheila, She's a Sassy Lady
The blog hop is being sponsored by Thirty-One Gifts, so make sure you visit every blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.

I created a 2 page layout for my Goddaughter's album, Dulce.  I'm hoping to get her album completed soon.  It seems I've been working on it for years, oh wait I have!

The pictures were taken at her big brother's 9th birthday, the theme was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Dulce was Veruca Salt, her brother AC was Charlie and their Dad, (RIP), was Willy Wonka.

Paper:  October Afteroon, BoBunny, DCWV, Webster's Pages, Coredinations
Ribbon: My stash
Bling: Darice
Flower: Heide Swapp
The journaling is on the second page behind the square scallop.
Metal charm  is a Fairy Wish Door by Darice, it has a magnetic closure. It's so cute, I picked it up at my LSS.  I included a little reminder note for Dulce: "Never forget Dad's hugs"
I'm also submitting this layout to CWC Challenge #16 Hearts and Flowers

Here's my blog candy, a stamp set,  please leave a comment and I will choose a winner on Tuesday, February 15th.

Your next stop is the super talented Gaby from Gaby Creates!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

You Make Me Happy...Smiles

I created this card for a Spring/Easter card swap.  I think it's springy enough.

Paper: DCWV
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Darice
Stamps: The butterfly is from Petal Plus set by Stampendeous & the trail was stamped using Flowers2Share set by Stamps of Life

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CSD Flower Card Challenge

Sandy's challenge over at Creative Scrapbooking Divas is to create a card and include a flower(s).  Here's the card I made for an online friend.  It should say Happy Belated Birthday. :)

Paper:  MAMBI Fashion District &  Target Dollar Bin
Adhesive: ATG & Pop Dots

I stamped the flower twice on the green paper and cut the petals.  I then scored the petals in half.  This is the first time I paper pieced a stamped image.  I like it, it was very relaxing, I needed that, especially since the Steelers lost!