Friday, August 31, 2012


Siempre...talentosa, fabulosa, espectacular.  Eres la luz de mi vida.
{Always...talented, fabulous, spectacular.  You're the light of my life}

This is my last project as guest designer for Latina Crafter.  Loved being part of their amazing and talented Design Team, but bummed it came to an end so quickly.  Thank you Diana for inviting it has a pleasure working with you!!

I did a little shopping yesterday and found Prairie Hill by Pink Paislee at Hobby Lobby.  Of course I had to buy it.  It's has the perfect colors for Dulce's promotion book. 
I used several Latina Crafter stamps; In addition to using the Eres feature stamp of the week, I used Sonrie, Un viaje inolvidable and Ilimunas mi mundo.  I also added a Bitty Button.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop

Paper Makeup Stamps & Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th
Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes.  To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 

To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.  I do not have a hidden letter. :) :)

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Skipping Stones Sketch #143

Make My Monday Colour Challenge
Eureka Stamps #3

Happy Bday Doll Face

Where did August go!? Today starts a new challenge at The Stamping Boutique, Anything Birthday #48 at The Stamping Boutique. Here is my card:
I used the sitting Rag Doll, she has the cutest expression!  I added clear Stickles to make the card a bit more festive.  The pattern papers are from Life of the Party by Basic Grey.  I hope you join us!

Crazy 4 Challenges

Monday, August 27, 2012


I'm lovin' this 6x6 stack....Neighborhood by Crate Paper.  I used the free digital umbrella from SK Digis and I'm entering to their Riding Out the Storm Isaac challenge.

I just got a few more days of Guest Designing for Latina Crafter.  I don't want it to end! LOL  I used Mi flor favorita, last week's featured stamp set.

Here's the inside of the card, translation:  Thanks for being with me through cloudy days and sunny days too.

Riding Out the Storm Isaac
Latina Crafter Sketch #14

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dare to dream

Guest Designing again for Latina Crafter.  This week they are featuring Mi flor favorita stamp set.  Here's my layout:

The word "espectacular" is from the stamp set El chico de mi vida (The man in my life).

I used one of the flower stamps to create the dimensional flowers; I stamped the backside of the paper, inked the edges, crumbled them, layered, added a rhinestone. 

The paper is from Kaiser Craft's Lake House collection with the exception of the stripped paper.  The bird cage is a cutting file from Paper Crafting World.

Frosted Designs Sketch #48

Latina Crafter, Kaiser Craft and Paper Crafting World are Link Up for Pink sponsors.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

LUFP Challenge No. 5

Time for another challenge at Link Up for Pink. Only 38 days 'til our Linking Party.  The Link Up starts October 1st through the 14th.  Please save the date and join us.

This month's challenge sponsor is Paper Makeup Stamps.

I used silhouette praying Madelyn Fairy.  Flowers and papers from my stash.  I used the Summer Punch It by Purple Cows for the decorative corners.  The sentiment is my own and is a free download on the blog. :)
We are playing with a sketch designed by yours truly and there's a $15 voucher to the PMS shop to be won.  The LUFP Design Team have beautiful cards to share with you, please stop by the LUFP blog and check them out! 


Monday, August 20, 2012

Picture Perfect

It's Banner Days challenge #47 at The Stamping Boutique. Here is my project:
I'm working on Dulce's 8th grade promotion book.  Not even close to completing it so you will see a few more pages as I get them completed.  Now seriously, how cute is the Polaroid Smoochie!?  The Stamping Boutique has a category for Smoochie, you gotta check her out....Tracy added the cutest Halloween Smoochie  and Banner Smoochie over the weekend!  By the way, all digis are 30% off! Woot woot!

All paper including the metal embellies are by Colorbook; the ribbon by Fancy Pants.

Here's a closeup of Polaroid Smoochie:
Please stop by TSB Challenge blog and check out my DT Sisters' projects and join in on the fun! :) :)
Thanks for visiting!

Especially for you

Happy Monday! This week's challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps is to create a Tent Topper card. Here's my card:

 I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest and of course I forgot to add it to my board. The adorable owl is Webster, oh he's a cutie! I hope you are able to join this week. Please stop by the blog and check out the DT creations. Today we welcome Ardilla the newest member and Rachel as a guest designer. Thanks for stopping by!
 Great Impressions
Card Making Mamas

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thank you purple mums

Told ya I love these bags! 
I used State Line's size 4"x 6" bag.  The small outline mum and 'thank you' are from the stamp set Mums2Stamp.  The large mum is from  MoreMums2Love; both stamp sets by The Stamps of Life.  I used hot fix stones and glued down the smaller bling with Aileen's Fast Grab glue.
On this bag and the ones I decorated yesterday, I used pigment and chalk inks, along with coloring with Mark Its and Copics, they all work extremely well.  I also used Fabri-Tac glue to adhere the ribbon.

FBD Stamp Release Blog Hop {CLOSED}

Hello and Welcome to the August Fresh Brewed Designs Three Day Blog Hop! 

If you are just finding your way to our  fun filled, extra caffeinated blog hop, then please start at the beginning here: Freshly Brewed Challenges.

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together another HOT blog hop for you that starts TODAY and lasts ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade projects inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. You may remember that these, just as a few others in our rubber collection, once started as digis. We were literally begged to put them into rubber.... so after a year of their hibernating, here they are! Back and better than ever - ready to be created with and to make you smile.

I choose to create with Cuppa Joe and June's release "Baby Bump".  My brother and his wife announced their first baby is a girl!  Little DeliBee will be here in January.  I created this bag for their baby shower. Notice I took a pink marker to color the pull string.
I loved these two stamps together... cute!   

For the duration of the hop, you can get these 2 stamps and a fun set of eight 4x6 American Craft double sided papers (cut by Heather) for just $11.  A photo is available on the first stop.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a set of 4 muslin cotton bags from State Line Bag Co. and twine.

Patties' Creations Anything but a Card

Thank you so much for stopping by! YOUR NEXT STOP VANESSA'S BLOG.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....

....I simply remember my favorite things....

How I love this song and The Sound of Music!!!   

I have some fun projects to share with you today.  I was approached by State Line Bag Co to design with their muslin cotton bags.  I'm so loving them!!  They are perfect for gift giving and party favors.  You may want to check out their store, they have several different sizes.   Don't worry if you aren't ready to buy wholesale, they also have them available in smaller quantities in their Amazon shop and Etsy Store.
So what does My Favorite Thing song have to do with all this?  Keep reading. :) :)

Here are a couple of the bags I decorated:

Before I stamped the chevron background, I masked the area off for my sentiment.  It reads, "you are loved more than you", a sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches "Hope" stamp set.  I had a little oops with the ink, so I covered it with heart shaped brads.

These cute lil birds are from the "Priceless Joy" stamp set by The Alley Way stamps.  The sentiment and frame are from the "Stamps4FancyLable" set by The Stamps of Life

And up close and personal is "My favorite things" bag!  The stamp is designed by Norma and you may find it here.  The doily border stamp is a stamp from MME.  I found the faux doily button at Walmart, I love it! :)

So what's going in these bags?  A few of my favorite things of course! :)

Thank you State Line for the opportunity to create with your bags.  I hope you all stop by for tomorrow's blog hop....that's all I'm saying.   Psst, I hope the song stays with you for the rest of the day.  It's been with me for a whole week! Yes a week!  LOL!!

You may also find State Line on Facebook 

TAWS Photo Inspired Challenge


Latina Crafter is featuring "Un viaje inolvidable" (Unforgettable trip) stamp set. 

Here's a page I created from our St. Louis trip two years ago. 

In addition to using the featured set, I used "Sonrie" (Smile) and  "La vida es..." (Life is...).

Here's a close up of the top page.  These are such fun pictures! :)  The caption translation reads, "So much love". I also used Latina Crafter's washi tape.  They carry the cutest designs.

My niece, Irene smooching with the cute guy in the window and AC my god-son and Dulce's big brother, giving the cute blonde an Eskimo kiss. :)

I used a chevon Bitty Button and some seam binding ribbon, aslo available in Latina Crafter's shop.  The swirly frame and the camera are from the featured stamp set.  Translation on Dulce's picture, "this is life" Oh how she loves her candy and had loads of fun visiting Crown Candy.  She's carrying the world's largest jaw breaker. LOL!
Please stop by Latina Crafter's blog and check out the Design Team's creations!

Frosted Designs Sketch

Monday, August 13, 2012

Laugh, love, live

This week's challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps is a 3-2-1 recipe.  Here's my card:

I used 3 pattern papers; 2 brads; 1 embossing folder.  I simply love this sentiment, it's available as a digi and rubber stamp.  There are still rubber stamps available.  Use CLOSEOUT75 at check out to get 75% off all remaining rubber stamps!

SDC260 Stampotique