Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mega Mother's Day Giveaway at GSS!!

Ginger Snap Scraps is offering a big giveaway! Click on the image to take you there!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Get Them Checked

We have our first challenge over at Link Up for Pink! Please stop by and join us, we have 4 prizes to be won! The challenge is to create a BCA reminder card. Details on LUFP's post here.
You can find the sketch I followed here.

I purchased this stamp used and I'm not sure of the brand by Judi Kins. All I know is that it was well loved. The sentiment is a freebie I designed and you may download it over at LUFP.  The challenge ends May 10th, I hope you join us!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Link Up for Pink

LUFP has announced the newest sponsors along with some wonderful giveaways!  Please stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The winner of FBD's Blog Hop is......
Beckie from Just B Creative Crazy

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Birthday Invites

Here are my birthday party invites.

I used the scraps from the Chateau Lavender paper (see previous post).  I used SVG Cuts free scallop cut file.  I embossed the larger scallop with Sizzix Butterfly folder.  The border was punched using Purple Cows, Summer Punch It.

I used a few stamps sets by The Stamps of Life.  The flower background stamp is from the Back2Basics set.  "You're invited" is from  the HappyBday2You set.   I had to do some masking to get the "Happy Birthday to {me!}:  The brackets are from the Hearts2Love set.  The "me!" is from the word "Welcome!" from the "Houses4Us" set.  Still with me?  :)  The "Happy Birthday" is from Birthday2Celebrate and so is the "to" but it read "to you"  so I masked off the "you".  Whew!  I'm trying to make the most of my stamps. LOL

SVG Cuts free circle scallop:

Purple Cows Summer Punch It:

Challenges:Random Acts of Creativity, Sketch

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to meeeeee!!  Better late than never!  Actually, I still haven't celebrated my birthday.  Invites were mailed today.  I'm so looking forward to my party.   My birthday was last month, but due to bronchitis, I wasn't able to celebrate.

I decided to enter SVG Cuts Spring Challenge; create a Spring project using their files.  Well,  I believe I did just that.   Warning: This is a long post, heavily worded with lots of pictures. 

So here you have it Yolie's Spring Birthday.....cue the mariachi band please....."estas son las mañanitas"..... LOL


Love how the birdcages turned out!  Each place setting has a different box and doily.  I was short one doily from the collection so I used the Mum free file.

I stamped swirls and a bird on the brown paper bags, embossed the bottom, stapled the bottom sides.  Added some twine and inserted the flatware.  The stamps used were Branches4Flowers, Thanks4OneYear, Stamps4FancyLabel and MakeNTake LE #1 by The Stamps of Life.

Here is the list of SVG Cuts collections used:
Playful Parlour
Poplar Street Tulips
Crisp Days of Fall

Happy Birthday to You
One Piece Boxes

Candy Bar:  I have lineage to Willy Wonka!  Really I do.  I paid a visit to the candy maker, got to see how they make Swirly Pops, Taffy, Peanuttles and Cup of Gold. Nom, nom, nom.   Much like the movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  I wasn't allowed to take pictures.  Really no pictures and I'm related! Geez!

How fun are those pinwheels! They make me happy and yes, they do spin! It is a free file you can find here: Deluxe Pinwheel
I stamped the labels using Birthday2 Celebrate, Jar4Candy, Candy2Share stamp sets by The Stamps of Life.

The big flowers were created using gift tissue from Dollar Tree; each flower was a buck.  I started to print a chevron print on white Kraft bags, but they kept getting jammed in my printer.  Instead, I created a bold chevron stamp using my StampMaker .

Okay okay, so I'm not related to Willy Wonka, more like to an Oompa Loompa.  My brother works for Adams and Brooks; they make the famous Swirly Pops!  My husband and I got the grand tour and it was AWESOME!!  Big thanks to my brother and to Adams and Brooks for most of the candy, there's some contraband candy in there.  LOL

Banner:  EAT CAKE

I loved how banner turned out and of course no birthday party is complete without a piñata!  I was lucky enough to find it at my local dollar store...yeppers I paid a dollar for it. :)

I used paper from The Paper Company & DCWV Chateau Lavender.  There was lots of inking of the edges here....added bling and doilies.  I used various folders but one of my favorite is the butterfly folder designed by Stephanie Barnard.  The font is a freebie named Circus.  
Here is the cut file used:  FREEBIE Gift Tags files and removed the hole.
So what do you think?

Make It Monday
Truly Madly Crafty - Handmade flowers
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Anything Goes

Saturday, April 14, 2012

FBD Rubber Stamp Release Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Not only is it time for our Fresh Brewed Designs rubber stamp release hop this weekend; it is Heather's Birthday Weekend as well!  Happy Birthday Heather!!
I'm your last party stop, if you just joined us, please go back to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Since it is a party, of course we HAVE TO HAVE PRESENTS!!!
Heather is giving away birthday blog candy here and you have a chance to win more Surprise Blog Candy just by hopping. 
All you have to do is hop in full and leave a comment on the FBD Challenge blog letting us know the most favorite gift you have ever received and why it was so special to you. 

Our theme for this rubber release is all about gifts and giving. We are not necessarily talking about actual physical gifts.
We feel that the most important gift you can give anyone is your time, love, friendship and understanding.
That is what we try to focus on at Fresh Brewed Designs. We are a 'team' of friends who love to share
our gifts with you and make you smile. That is our goal, always.
So our gift to you today is to thank you for your support and for taking time to stop in and share your smile with us. 

I chose to create with "A Gift for You":

Pattern paper by Lawn Fawn; the sentiment and shape are stamps by The Stamps of Life; the border was punched using Purple Cows, Summer Punch It.

Thank you for stopping by and please stop by and check out the fabulous deals FBD is offering.  Please leave a comment for a chance to win "Muy Caliente" rubber stamp:

Monday, April 9, 2012

Aimer La Vie

Aimer La Vie {Love Life}
I love the hair on this newest digi stamp by Fresh Brewed Designs.   Please stop by and check out the other new releases.

The pattern paper along with the corner and sentiment are from the Bon Jour collection by KaiserCraft.

Challenges: Unscripted Sketches #153

Crafting When We Can: Challenge #15 Things with Wings

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Yummies for you

Easter treats for my family. They are filled with Jelly Bellies!! Yummers!  I received the treat bags from Heather {thank u} they measure 1x8.  I will need more in different sizes so I searched and found them reasonably priced on eBay.  The papers are from scraps; the Easter Wishes stamp by Studio G.  The Yummies for you is a combo of two stamp sets; Banners4You and Jar4Candy, both by The Stamps of Life.

He is Risen!

Here's another card I created at Michael's card class. I replace the bird with my Mom's crocheted flowers. Also, replaced the sentiment best wishes with He is Risen.  I love the embossing folder we used; it's by Stampin Up and it's definitely on my wish list!

Easter Chick

Last Saturday, I went to my first card making class at Michael's. Here's one of the cards I created. The card was a wedding card, but I replaced the love bird image with this cute Easter Chick; a dollar stamp from Michael's.

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #17 Chocolate Bunnies
Use a bunny or brown on your cards.  My chick is wearing bunny ears I hope that counts. :)

Easter Fairy

This is Elle the Easter Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps.  Except for the cardbase, paper is from scraps.  Flowers are from Michael's dollar bin except I paid fifteen cents, :) 

I stamped the inside of the card with the Bunny4Easter stamp by The Stamps of Life.

Challenges: Paper Makeup Stamps, #30 Tic Tac Toe
I used a fairy, sparkle and flowers on my card.  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter

Her  hair is actually reddish, not orange.  The ribbon and lace are white not off white.  I just couldn't get a good picture tonight.  The image by The Scrapbook Stamp Society, Spring Time Girl
I used a Ditto stamp to create the background...I love how it turned out.  It was two bucks and it stamped beautifully.

Click on the sentiment to download:

Scrapbook Stamp Society, Buttons, Bows & Lace Challenge
SSS April Blog Candy Challenge