Thursday, March 31, 2011

Good news!

I have some great news, I made the Design Team for Creative Scrapbooking Divas! Yay!  Here is a little about of CSDivas:
We have awesome groups that you can be a part of. A little bit of everything for everybody. We have card making, swaps, cookbooking, Cricut, traditional layouts, gift ideas, organization, etc. You can join that group and post your creations, ask questions, take part in discussions that pertain to your interests, etc.  I will have my first challenge on April 4th, please come join the Divalicious family.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blog hop winner!!

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for leaving me such wonderful comments.  The winner of the princess stamp set is #17, Tisha!

Monday, March 28, 2011

February 2011 - Project 12

I completed my second month of Project 12, when I create a 2 page layout summarizing the events of February.  Here's the sketch they provided and below is the my layout.

We celebrated my sister's 25th wedding anniversary on February 26th.  I used Sweehearts cart to cut the couple and the title.   Both pattern paper are from my stash from when I first started scrapping.  The square pattern is from Creative Memories and the love paper from Paper Pizzaz.
I used K & Co. for the dress and all other is from my scraps.  I used my a Fiskars punch for border on my journaling block.  The month was stamped using a combo of Hampton Art stamps and Stamps of Life.  I colored in the date of my wedding anniversary and the day we celebrated my sister's. 

A Scrapbooker's Cake

Yesterday, my family celebrated my birthday and Dulce, my god-daughter, baked me the most wonderful birthday cake ever!!!  A scrapbook cake!

Notice the ridges on the side of the cake, they are meant to be pages....the cake measures 12"x12"!  How cool is that!

Pictures of me with my sisters, my Godson A.C., Irene and me with a serious case of the frizzies, and the bottom right, Dulce, Irene and yours truly.

She even created the binding!

All the pictures were printed on sugar paper and everything on the cake was edible.
My sisters, left to right: Consuelo, Lucila, Leticia, and the cute tall one is me! LOL

And here's the 12 year old creative genious that created the cake!!

The cake was super moist and delicious!!

Moving "heads" on different bodies. :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Make Your Own Holiday Blog Hop - 3/26-3/27 {CLOSED}

Welcome to my blog and to day one of Make Your Own Holiday Blog Hop.  If you happen to come across my blog and want to participate in the hop, please start on Karel's blog. If you arrived here from Kathryn's blog, you on track and almost done hopping! :)

I have to admit it was a challenge coming up with holiday for me.  Thanks Janice for helping with the holiday!  Here's my card:  Chocolate Bliss Day!

The chocolate chip paper is from Paper Pizzaz and cardstock by Coredinations. The colors are brown and caramel but my camera didn't capture it. :(
Both mats are SVG cuts created by Penny Duncan.  The chocolate heart shape lolly is from Jolee's.  I bought the natural twine at Big Lots for $2 for 350 feet, look in the hardware department.
Please don't forget to comment, as Karel is offering fabulous blog candy.
To win my blog candy, just leave a comment and I will announce the winner on Tuesday, March 29th.

Your next stop is:

The super creative Patti, from Short N' Scrappy's your birthday!

As I had my lunch today, I was going through junk mail and found this flyer from Sprint.

I thought it would be great to use this technique on a card.  Their copy had score lines, but Inkscape was not cooperating and didn't convert the dashes for me, so I created the file with straight cuts.  
Here's my card: 

The finished card measures 5x7.  When I imported into SCAL, I ungrouped and removed the square, the corners were rounded and that's not what I wanted.  I then scored the top of the window so it's easier to lift.
Make sure to use heavy cardstock and not thin paper.  I used DCWV Summer stack double sided paper and the blue polka dot is from Target dollar bin.  I cut off the prongs off the flower brads and adhered them with Fast Grab Glue.  The ribbon is from Michael's and I inked the edges with Studio G chalk ink.  Each window has a clear button embellie by Making Memories RAKed to me: "smile", "sweet", "cutie"....inside of the card says:'s your birthday.

I'm sharing the SVG file and I will have the GSD and DXF file for you late on Friday.


Thank you all for the birthday, get well wishes and remedies! :)   The lucky winner is #32 Smiley21:

I left a comment on your blog. Please contact me at yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com.

600-1 {Closed}

I'm almost there...short just one of 600 followers.  Here's a giveaway to celebrate my 600-1 followers and my birthday next Friday, March 25th.  It's the Jubilee cartridge, new & unlinked.

I've been sick and haven't posted anything all week, so I would like to hear your drug of choice or home remedy for a nagging cough.  Please leave only one comment and I will choose the winner next Friday; this giveaway is only available to my followers. This post will stay on top 'til the 25th.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

CSDivas Stash Challenge

The challenge given by Sandy at CSDivas, was to alter a box and use 2 pattern papers, 1 ribbon, stickers or stamp set from our stash.

Here is my altered box it contained Chinese Moon Cakes, it's a nice sturdy box...I'm glad I saved it from the landfill. It stores my felt shapes and monograms. I used  K & Company paper. I couldn't find stickers, until I checked the bottom of my basket and found some very old Heidi Grace chipboard flock letter stickers.

The doodle scallop frame is from SVG Cuts.

And here's a journal I created for CSDivas February's swap.
Paper is K & Co. can you tell I love their paper. :)  The flowers and frame were cut with my Slice, Vintage Findings.  The word inspire is from the Home Accents cart.  The border is a SVG cut file but I don't remember where I got it from.  The organza ribbon is from Joann's.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lucky Challenge Layout

I'm submitting this layout to two different challenges, CSDivas and the Creative Cutting Room, both asked to create anything with the theme "Lucky". This is my niece (god-daughter) Dulce. This is one of the few pictures I took of her on this day (4/23/02) were she didn't make a funny face. Silly girl! She still hasn't changed much, she's just as silly today. :)
Love you mija!

Paper: K & Co., DCWV
Bling: Darice
Brads: BasicGrey
Stamp: StudioG
Rubons: BasicGrey
Ribbon: Heide Grace, Making Memories
Flowers: Prima
The heart shape charm says "made with love" I believe it's from Blue Moon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring

I'm participating in the challenges over Creative Scrapping Divas' Live Crop this weekend.  Sandy challenged us to make a card with the following techniques pleat/ruffle, joy fold, gate fold, easel and/or brad card.  I chose to make a gate fold card which I have never made before.

It was a bit of challenge to align the butterfly arch but I got it done.  I used SCAL to design and cut the card:  the card closed, measures 6.75x5; the rectangle 10.25x5.618; the small square 2.375x2.809; the butterfly frame 5.963x6.028

I ended up trimming off the square and adding a top note label instead. :) 

Paper: DCWV and K&Co.
Bling: Hotfix stones and Stickles
Flowers: Prima
both stamp sets by The Stamps of Life

I would love to share the cut file but the butterfly frame is not my own.  You can visit Monica's blog to download the're going to love her blog!

3/22 UPDATE:  My card was featured over at Patches of Pink!! Yay!
Patches of Pink

Monday, March 14, 2011


Thanks everyone for visiting me this weekend and leaving such sweet comments!  Thanks to those who have chosen to follow! :)   The winner of the my blog candy is Michele, from Scrappin' Fish Memories & More!

Michele said...
Darling layout!! I love how you "Dressed" the little girl... meaning choices in paper. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your comments mean the world to me!! :-)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop - Day Two {CLOSED}

Welcome to my blog and to the last stop of the Spring Forward Blog Hop.   Aren't these ladies super creative!  If you happened to come across my blog and want to participate, please start from the beginning at Lora's blog.

Here's my layout for today:  This is my god-daughter Dulce at Easter 2002.  The pattern paper is from old Making Memories kit, Garden Party.  The pink cardstock is DCWV.  I've had the shape brads forever and a day.  I think I got them at Dollar Tree.  The cute lil' is a paper piecing pattern from Melin's new collection, Cutie Patootie!!  You can find the collection of four girl patterns at Paper Crafting World.  I stamped her face with Peachy Keen stamps #PK490 and drew in some eyelashes.  I also gave her some earrings and an Easter basket from Creative Memories sticker.

Spring Forward Blog Hop - Day One {CLOSED}

Welcome to my blog and to the last stop of the Spring Forward Blog Hop, hosted by Lora.
This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy.  The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all posts left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog.

Here's my Easter card.  All paper is from DCWV Spring Stack from a couple of years ago and the ribbon from Joann's Crafts.  The cute bunny is from the Stamps of Life stamp set Bunny4Easter

I have blog candy, Fiskars stamp set, Wishes All Around.  Here are the rules, tell me which is your favorite project and leave a way to contact you if you win.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Thank you all for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments.   Special thanks to SVG CutsPaper Crafting World, Little Scraps of HeavenMy ScrapChick, Treasure Box Designs and Precious Piecings.

Here are the winners:

The winner of the $20 certificate to My ScrapChick is #99 mommahobbit!

The winner of Treasure Box Design's pattern is # 86 Steph @ Crafting in the Rain!

The winner of the Cuttlebug is # 69 Anonymous (Tina Lombardi):

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cutie Patootie Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to my blog and to the Cutie Patootie Blog Hop.  I asked the super talented ladies joining me today, to create a Cutie with only paper piecing patterns, no Cricut cartridges.  Don't get me wrong we all love our Cricuts and the fabulous designs on the cartridges, but today we are featuring the cute patterns by SVG Cuts, Paper Crafting World, Little Scraps of Heaven, My ScrapChick, Precious Piecings, Treasure Box Designs and our own desings too!  If you don't already own Sure Cuts A Lot or Make The Cut, I think today, we'll convince you, it's MUST HAVE!  :)

Isn't the bear the cutest!  You can find it over at Paper Crafting World.

These little darlings are from Treasure Box Designs, Girly Girl Collection

Here are the giveaways:
I will giveaway the following, here on my blog.  Here are my rules, leave a comment on each blog, I do check.  Leave your email or blog info so I can notify you if you win.  That's it!  I will announce the winner Tuesday, March 8th.

Your next stop is Melin from Paper Crafting World.

Yolie,   ---You are here

Friday, March 4, 2011

Irish challenges

The Creative Cutter Room challenge is to create a project with the Theme: Lucky to Have You.  There four required elements: use the color green, pot of gold, clover and a button.  I'll say I got the green covered!

Sandy's challenge over at Creative Scrapbooking Divas is to create a project with the theme: Luck of the Irish.  There are only two required elements the color green and a pot of gold.  Yeppers, got it covered too!

This is my dear husband, Michael on our trip to Dublin, Ireland.  After visiting the Dublin castle, we waited for our tour bus, but not before Michael got his coffee.  He claims it was the best coffee he has ever had!  But then again, he would say that, afterall he's Irish!  This is my first Ireland layout of our trip; still haven't completed my European trip, but it's ongoing project. :) 

Background paper is Colorbok, all other DCWV. The pot of gold and the clovers are Recollections dimensionals. The brad is from Creative Imaginations and the ribbon from Joann's.  I used my Cri-kit glitter pens to draw the top layer of "Dublin" and cut the second layer.  My journaling tag is hidden behind the picture.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

and the winner of the Fancy Pants stamp set is:  #43 Marianne - Fiskateer #6701

Marianne I have sent you an email.  Congrats!