Saturday, April 27, 2013

Chemistry! - The Stamping Chef

I'm guest designer for The Stamping Chef.  They are a new company with truly fun and fabulous digital stamps.  I used "It's all about chemistry" image, she's adorable!  I was immediately drawn to her since I am a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory.  Sheldon is my favorite character!  Bazinga! LOL!

Please stop by The Stamping Chef's blog and enter their challenge.  You can visit the shop to grab their freebies here.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exciting news with a GIVEAWAY!!

I took the hippocraftic oath!!!  The oath is considered a rite of passage to get crafty and inspire with Heartstring Designs' Housecalls kits! LOL!!
I'm so excited to announce I am now a Craft Doctor at the Heartstring Designs' DT!!
Heartstring Designs
 I was so excited when Madge asked me to join her mega talented team!  Eeeek!!! Even more excited  to get started with May's Kit!  The New kit, Housecalls Flea Market will be unveiled on May 3rd, please RSVP to the event if you are on Facebook, click on the image below:

Check out HD's previous kits here and you still have time to enter their current challenge here.  And to celebrate this announcement, Madge is having a giveaway!  Leave a comment on my post and HD's post here.

Please note, as a Craft Doctor I also take care of paper cuts! {LOL}

Payback!

This is my brother's birthday card.  His birthday was Tuesday, better late than never. :)  The image is a digital stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs, Piñata Payback.  LOL!  I hope he gets a laugh out of it, I know I did!  The sentiments are from LC's birthday stamp set, Las Mañanitas and the paper is DCWV, Fiesta Forever stack.  Thanks for stopping by today.


Challenge:
DCWV - April Stack-a-holic

Link Up for Pink - Challenge No. 12


We have a new challenge up at Link Up for PinkChallenge No. 12 is being sponsored by Designs On Cloud 9 and they are generously giving away a $20 voucher to their shop to one winner!!
Photobucket


For my card I used the Think Pink digital stamp collection and papers from  my stash.  Please stop by the LUFP blog and check out the DT's work.  I hope you join us! The challenge ends May 9th so there's plenty of time!



Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mustaches, bow ties and sideburns oh my!

Warning: Long Post
What a true treasure.  These cups belonged to my maternal Grandmother, mi Mamá Nacha.  She passed when I was 8, she was beautiful, intelligent, hard working and a woman of God.  She had the most beautiful hazel eyes, but she was also a force to be reckon with. :)  When she fell ill, she gave the cups to my Mom.   They have been around since the early 70's; I remember them since we lived on Blanchard, they survived two moves and multitude of earthquakes.  They have no manufacturer markings, other "Japan" stamped on the bottom.  I do recall drinking from from them just a couple of times and my Mom will quickly wash them and store them in the back of the cupboard.  I'm glad she did.
Back in December, I was searching for mustache paper, stamps etc.  I came across a cup, similar to these, and just then it hit me.  I never knew why the cups had the faux sippy cup cover..... it's 'stache protector!! LOL!!!  OMGoodness it took me that long to figure out what it was!!  Seriously! LOL  I called my Mom to ask her about the mugs and if she was willing to sell them to me.  Yes, I was willing to pay good money for them, but she gave them to me!!!  Yes, they are all mine!!!

Now what's up with the "mostachón"?  Mostachón was a character with a oversized 'stache played by one of the Polivoces, a mexican comedy show from the 70's.  My sister, Letty, has "revived" the show for us and we've been watching episodes on YouTube, including their movies! Ha!  I now understand their jokes!  LOL   Mostachon is also a strawberry meringue dessert!  I just found out what it was today! HA! This year is full of "new" discoveries for me! LOL!!
Why did it take 4 months for me to scrap about my cups?  Because I got emotional every single time!  You see, I've become a cry baby in my old age!  Did I shed a tear while scrapping? Ah, yes and while typing up this post too! LOL


Who will inherit these cups from me?  I have don't have children of my own.  Maybe Dulce, Irene or AC. ??  I won't leave on a sad note, but instead with a little taunting....

To my sisters and brothers; Consuelo, Alfonso, Lucy, Letty, Robert......Bawhahaha!!!  These are all mine!!!
¡Ahí Madre!


Challenges:
{The Lollipop Ladies} #67 - Mustaches
Hiding in My Craftroom  #94 - Banners 
Sketch n Scrap  #31

Saturday, April 13, 2013

FBD April Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop!
We are so happy to have you hopping along with us this weekend!
If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start
at Freshly Brewed Challenges. If you are getting here from Barbara's blog, you're right on track.

This hop is going to be a BLAST!!  It's Heather's birthday weekend, so she decided to throw in some EXTRA FUN just for you!  Not only do we have some SUPER CUTE New Rubber Stamps to release, we also have BLOG CANDY to give away!

I created a tag using the new stamp Latte Love:

For my tag I used the cutouts from Echo Park's, Note to self kit.  The viewmaster is part of the packaging.  It was small enough for my tag so hey, why not use it! LOL!  The tag will be added to a Smash page soon. :)

Get these stamps AND MORE at a special deal THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
Use the code birthday at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order! 


For a chance to win the blog candy, all you have to do is HOP in full the first day
{Saturday, April 13th}.
You HAVE to leave comments at each hop stop to win!For an extra chance to win, you need to come back to the Freshly Brewed Challenges blog on Sunday and Monday to find links to the cards posted for those days. PLUS ~ Anyone who purchases rubber stamps during this hop will get two extra chances at winning the candy!  That means you have 4 chances to get your name in the draw! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Your next stop and last stop is Heather.

Challenges:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hola yo soy {LC Stamp of the Week}


Today is Stamp of the Week Friday with Latina Crafter.  We are featuring the "Hola yo soy" {Hello my name is} stamp.  I stamped the image on the reverse side of Amy Tangerine's wood veneer tag.  I used Memento ink but Staz On would have dried instantly. :)  The pattern papers are from Heartstrings March Kit Snap, I won in a blog hop.  The hymn music sheet is a freebie at Patter's blog.

Please stop by the LC blog and check out my DT sister's projects. :)
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

PRODUCTS USED:


Challenges:
Triple the Scraps Hymn #6
Scrap Our Stash - Stripes, dots, & a twist

You mean the world {DC9 freebie}


Don't you love Fridays!?
I'm sharing a quick and easy card using the Life-Travel cards.  As you can see they aren't just for Project Life or Smash books.  They can be resized to make a card. I used scraps from K & Co.'s Sweet Nectar, white cardstock, and printed my own sentiment.  I found the green pearls and a blue piece of scrap on my desk and I was done!  I love how it turned out!
Have a GREAT weekend and thank you for stopping by! :)
New Release

Free with Purchase:

Products Used and freebie:

CHALLENGE:
 CASE Study #136

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thought of you today


I shared this card over at the FBD blog today using their new digital image, April.  She has the cutest smile.  I sized her to fit into the Polaroid frame, she looks so cute! :)   The paper is Dear Lizzy, 5th & Frolic.  I created my faux flair by punching a 1" circle and adhering it to a 1" epoxy sticker.  I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but so far I've put two together and I love it!  I purchased the epoxy stickers at Michael's jewelry section, but I found a vendor on Etsy that sells them in bulk.  Yay!


There's still time to purchase the full sheet of rubbah stamps!  Sale ends 4/12!


Fresh Brewed Designs April Release

 Before I leave, FBD has a free sentiment on their home page, click here to grab it.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges:
Try Stampin' On Tuesday
 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Organizing!

I desperately need to organize my scrap room.  I started this weekend with my crafty book shelf.  I tackled my growing collection of 6x6 pads.  I kept these stacked on the shelf, but every time I got one out the scraps would fall off.  Ugh!  Went searching for some organization videos and found one that worked perfect for me.  You can watch it here.

On the video she used envelopes as pockets attached to the back of 6x6 pad.  I used Designs On Cloud 9's Library Pocket SVG cut file.
I used 8.5 x 11 paper, the back flap of the pocket is off the mat.  You will still have enough to make the pocket.  I circled the measurements to cut a pocket that fits a 6.5x6.5 pad.

This is the measurement for the 6x6 pad.


And here they are nicely organized in their baskets. I originally purchased plastic containers, but they were too wide. I got these baskets at Michael's.  I didn't have enough room for the DCWV Corrugated stack and a 6.5 x 6.5 pad.


Here's a photo of the bookshelf.  I got it at Target this Summer.

I originally hand wrote the names of the 12x12 stacks, but it looked messy.  I still have a few more stacks to re-label.  I need to make room for my rolling cart, it's still in the hallway.  It should be making it's way into the room tomorrow. ;)

My bookshelf holds half of my acrylic stamps.  I have more in binders across the room along with my wooden stamps.

I purchased this cubby today.  Compartment "E" {couldn't remove the assembly sticker} holds my embossing powders and heat gun.

I need a couple of more stacking bins to hold my Latina Crafter and Fresh Brewed Designs stamps.

I am so happy I found this method of storing 6x6 scraps!  Thanks for stopping by!