Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Birthday Ice Cream

I was inspired by a card created by Kim Wilson, from CardMakerMagazine, July '11 issue.  Paper is by DCWV & TPC.  I used three different stamp sets by Stamps of Life:  frame from Hearts2Love, ice cream from Scream4IceCream, sentiment from Banners4You. 

I'm entering the following challenges:
Penny's - Here comes summer
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything goes

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ice cream makes everthing BETTER!

Except the card base, all are paper scraps including the die cut.  The ice cream cone and sentiment are from Stamps of Life, Scream4IceCream stamp set.  I've had it for a month and just now got to use it.  Sprinkles are pearls by Recollections.  Difficult to see on the picture, but there's a light shimmer and the color of the twine is brown and light red.

I'm entering this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Ho's - Use twine
Stamp Something - use any sentiment
Pile It On - Cake/Ice cream with Sprinkles

PCW Cutting File Challenge - Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

Today starts another challenge at Paper Crafting World, create any project Memorial theme and must have a star.  Here's a page I created for my shadow box.  I used the Kisses 2 U  and Star Lace for the background.
 Instead of holding the chocolate kiss, she's now holding the American flag.  The flag is a SVG by Annel, but I converted into a digi stamp; I also created the title.  All paper is DCWV. Twine is by Devine Twine; white ribbon Michael's.

I'm entering this layout to the following challenge:
For Fun Challenges - Use patriotic colors

Friday, May 27, 2011

Glitter Explosion Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Glitter Explosion blog hop.  Inspired by Dulce....one of her glitter glue bottles clogged up and when she squeezed a bit too hard she said, "Nina, it was a glitter explosion!"  :-)
I'm super excited to have these wonderful talented group of crafters joining me today  and a special welcome to John!  See, told ya men craft too!

OK so glitter can get is messy, but I still like it....everything looks better with glitter! Here's a card I created using Martha Stewart's Glitter By Number, Retro Flower kit.  I bought it after Christmas sale for $3....I had planned to use the glitter for other projects, but never got around to it.
Here's my second card, the glitter paper is by DCWV and the saying is from the bottom of a cupcake wrapper by Paula Deen.  The cupcake and the "happy birthday" circle is a stamp set by SOL HappyBday2You.

Blog candy? Yes, I have some, but you must leave a comment at each blog stop.  I will choose the winners on Wednesday, June 1st.
One person will get 50 yards of twine, 10 yds. of each color and Martha Stewart Glitter.

...and one person will get both stamp sets.

Your Next Stop is the creative Gaby from Gaby Creates.
Here's the line up in case you get lost along the way or find broken links.

Yolie - JustYolie, JustCreate  ---You are here
Gaby – Gaby Creates   -----Your Next Stop
Lenea  - Sugar Gem
Xochitl - Cricut Critter
Angie - Scrappin Memories
Ann -  Ann's Scraps of Time
Mari - MJ's Corner
Debbi - Scrapping Mamma
Sherry - Patterns By Sher
Tammy - OBX Stamping and Crafting
Melin - Paper Crafting World
John - Meyer-Imports - Everything Glittery

glitter explosion

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PCW Digi Stamp Challenge

Today starts a new Digi challenge over at Paper Crafting World.  The theme is Birthday and Glitter.  Here's my card:

I used glitter pens from Scrapbuck and coloring pencils from Dollar Tree.  Paper is from DCWV and Making Memories.  The polka-dot ribbon is Martha Stewart and the pom-pom ribbon is from Joann's dollar bin.

You may purchase the birthday turtle here:

Monday, May 23, 2011


Thanks for the sweet comments and for choosing to follow.  The winner is:

Sue from Siskiyousue

Please join us on Friday the 27th for the Glitter Explosion blog hop!

glitter explosion

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Twins Birthday Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Twins Birthday Blog Hop, we are celebrating Giselle and  Linette's birthday!
My heartiest wishes to both of you on your Birthday....enjoy your day, Happy Birthday! Here's the birthday card I created using PCW Celebrate Sophisticate cutting file set.

Here's my blog candy, 25 yards of baker's twine (5 yds. of each color).  Please leave a comment and I will choose a winner on Monday, May 23rd.

Giselle- Yuveria's Crafty Eden
Linette- Moon Scrapper
Carri- DoubleClick Connections - AKA Abusybee
Yolie- JustYolie You are here
Jani- Paper Compulsions ----- Your Next Stop
Christel- One Scrapping Sista
Melinda- Paper Crafting World
Gail- Paradise Scrapbooking

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Birthday cards

My sister requested a birthday card for a "quinceaƱera" the equivalent
of a sweet sixteen. Here's the easel card I whipped up for her:
I used the Forever Young and Sweet Treats carts. The cuts were a bit small to include the scallop edge on the cake stand and the flames on the number candles, so I didn't cut the scallop and trimmed off the flames. :) I used the Cake2Build stamp set by Stamps of Life and use a glitter pen to fill in the flowers. Both pink polkadot paper are from Target's dollar spot and the black/white is by Paper Pizzaz. The organza ribbon from Joann's. I also included a tag that slides to the right under "make a wish"....and for the final touch, I added hotfix stones.

...and here's a birthday cupcake card...except for the card base, all paper is from scraps.  I stamped the definitions of "sweet" and "wish" using Stamps of Life Dictionary4Me stamp set.  The cupcake and "make a wish" is also from SOL, HappyBday2You.  I used an EK Success punch and wrapped some twine.

Monday, May 16, 2011

PCW Challenge #5

Please join us at Paper Crafting World for another challenge.  This week is Birthday and Glitter.

Here's the birthday card I created using PCW Celebrate Sophisticate cutting file set.

In SCAL2, I added rectangle, resized and welded the flourish.  I then cut another flourish on DCWV Lemon Flower stack.  Except for the card base, all paper is from the same stack, which is now one of my favorites.  I wish my Joann's will bring some more in and hopefully a scrapabookaholic doesn't beat me to it.

As a reminder, Cooking with Cricut is having a month long Blogoversary Celebration with free files/prizes every day in May!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bare It! Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Bare It! blog hop....now seriously what did you all think this blog hop was about? wink, wink nudge, nudge :-)   We are going to bare it all with Bears!  Yes, bears!  I asked the super talented ladies, to create with only bears and no cuts from cartridges.  Please don't get me wrong, I love my Cricut, but I also love svg cut files, I don't know about my pocketbook, but my scrapbook room is a "blended" family.  :) 

Here's my layout created with Paper Crafting World cutting file.

Now onto the blog candy.  You must leave a comment on each blog, you don't have to be a follower to win.  I will choose a winner on Monday, May 16th:

Here's the blog candy:
1.) $10 Certificate donated by SVG Cuts
2.) Cricut Cartridge - Sesame Sreet

Melin: Paper Crafting World   YOUR NEXT STOP
Corrine: Celebrating Ordinary Moments
Debi: Scrapping Mamma
Christy: Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Jennifer: Memories By Me
Tricia: Little Scraps of Heaven
Gaby: Gaby Creates

I'll leave you with a quote Corrine shared:   
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
~George Dennison Prentice

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Card - Robyn's Fetish

Here's the card I gave my Mom...paper is from scraps except for the card base. 
The image is by Robyn's Fetish you can win 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set this month at CSDivas.  You can find the details on how to win on the main page here.  I hope you can join us.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Cinco de Mayo blog hop and to my blog.  You've reached the last stop of the hop, but if you happen to come across my blog and want to participate, please start with Abby, our host. 

 I asked Melin from Paper Crafting World to design a cut file that I can use for this blog hop and boy oh boy did she ever deliver.  She created the bear posing just like my sweet Dulce.  Isn't it the cutest!?

And here's my layout:
I added pop dots to each scallop on each ruffle of the skirt.  It's hard to see on the pic but here's a close up.

Dulce has been dancing folklorico for about 6 years now. The dress she's wearing is from the region of Chiapas.  "Dulceria" is what my dad calls her, "dulce de la dulceria" translates "candy from the candy store". :)  This layout is my sister's mother's day gift.  I'm also entering this layout in the Creative Cutter challenge.

I have blog candy, just leave a comment and I will choose a winner on Monday, May 9th.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Card

I need a couple more cards and I'll be done with Mother's Day.  This one is for my Mother-in-law, Pat.
I cut the label with my Slice, Vintage Findings design card.  The swirly pearls by Want2Scrap.  I also sprayed on homemade shimmer mist.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Pattern paper is K & Co. & cardstock TPC.  I'm sure getting my dollar's worth out of the G Studio stamp. :)  I also remembered to do a little embossing.

PCW Challenge #3

It's another challenge at Paper Crafting World.  This week's challenge is to create a Mother's Day project.  Please stop by PCW for the details and freebies.  Below is the card I created.

I used the Tulip Medallion file, a freebie if you request it. :)  Pattern paper is K & Co. & cardstock TPC. The stamp is by Studio G and the ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin.  As a reminder, Cooking with Cricut is having a month long Blogoversary Celebration with free files/prizes every day in May!

CSDivas Card Challenge #2

Please join us for an online crop with the CSDivas. You can preview the challenges on the main page and there're prizes to be won. :)  You have until May 3rd to complete one or more challenges.

Sandy's challenge is to create 3 coordinating cards in keeping with the Diva Moms' Rock theme. You can use the colors in our crop button, pink, black, white along with some sparkle and bling.  

Here are the details for card # 2:

Polka dot paper is Paper Pizzaz, cardstock by Wassau and TPC.  The sequin ribbon is by Recollections Halloween collection. :)  For the pink pattern paper, I used Recollection Lace stamp set to create my own pattern paper.  The butterfly brad is Teresa Collins, the stamp is Studio G.  The label and flower are free cut files by Penny.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hello Friend - Robyn's Fetish

The digi is by Robyn's Fetish, A little birdie told me. They are one CSDivas sponsors.
I used color pencils and glitter pens. The yellow pattern paper is K & Co., cardstock is TPC. The ribbon from Michael's dollar bin and the stamp set is by Recollections Fun Borders stamp set.

Hedgehog Birthday

This is the card I created for my lil' brother's birthday.  The hedgehog is by Stampin' Up given to me by my online buddy Sherry.  I believe the polka dot papers are from DCWV.   I've had them forever and a day and you can even say they have vintage smell. :)

CSDivas Card Challenge

Please join us today for an online crop with the CSDivas. You can preview the challenges on the main page and there're prizes to be won. :)
Sandy's challenge is to create 3 coordinating cards in keeping with the Diva Moms' Rock theme. You can use the colors in our crop button, pink, black, white along with some sparkle and bling.

I only made one card so far and stayed with the color scheme.  Here's the birthday card I created for my sister.

Paper: is from scraps except the cardbase
Ribbon: Joann's value bin
Bling:  Hotfix stones
Stamp: The "wish" is from Studio G $1 stamp.  The damask is from Sandylion set I got at Big Lots for $2.