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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Manhattan SPARKLES!



Good Morning Amigas! I love the Manhattan EF...I usually have the embossed side up but this time the debossed side is up...PERFECT for me to fill it in with GLITTER!...What do you think? I haven't seen this done before but Solimar my 4 year old actually did it herself playing with my stuff...I definitely LOVE the thicker ribbon and the Fine Glitter looks better than the Chunky Glitter...I HAVE to order the NEW satin ribbon from the Occassions MINI. To BAD SU doesn't have the glitter or ribbon come in ALL the colors of the SU rainbow...I also made these in white, red and black for my neices Thank You cards...Well I can't believe the New Year is almost here...What are your New Year's Resolutions. I will share mine here and there but the first one I will share is that I would love to add YOU to my team...Call me or email me and we can talk about you becoming a SU demonstrator in the NEW YEAR...Wouldn't it be GREAT to get paid to do what you LOVE...Talk to you soon!
RECIPE: STAMPIN UP (unless otherwise stated)
Paper: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Rose Red, Real Red, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze (retired)
Accessories: Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Chunky Sprinkles (Light Blue), Fine Cosmo (Rose Pink, Orchid), Fine Galaxy (Red), Non-SU Glitter
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Calendar Easel Card!

Hello Amigas...I certainly have been MIA from blogging and ALL my yahoo groups. I HAVE been really busy. Making Christmas cards although not to many for myself. The card I am showing is called an easel card...Except I made mine a full card instead of a square card and I added a calendar. We make beautiful creations and after the holidays they are either put away or tossed in the trash. So I made a useful card. We all need a calendar, right? Many of the other ones I made and will post later don't have Christmas images... So how was your Holiday? Mine was GREAT! ALWAYS spent with FAMILY! My little ones enjoyed Christmas...They got just enough from Santa...They are small enough not to know any better so they are pleased with anything...I have so much to post but I just haven't had time with all the creating I have been doing and my little ones being sick on and off...Well until next time...HAPPY NEW YEAR (just in case I don't come back soon!)
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP!
Paper: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Holiday Lounge DSP
Ink: Basic Black, SU Markers (Taken with Teal, Ruby, Red, Garden Green, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand)
Stamp Set: Holiday Lineup
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Calendar (unknown vendor-will find out)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Welcome Christmas into your HEART


Hola Amigas! Here is another Dawn Griffith case...I love the simplicity of this one...The difference between both is that I embossed my bashful blue and used chunky glitter on my snowflakes along with using Brilliant Blue for my sentiment. How is your Christmas card making coming along...Mine's is SUPER BUSY! But I just LOVE IT...Today and EVERY Wednesday we spend the day with my Abuela (grandmother)...I get a HOME COOKED meal (not that I don't cook but their are certain Spanish dishes that need those experienced and seasoned hands). And Solimar and Joaquin get to play with Abuela Banana (that's what Solimar calls her because SINCE FOREVER she always gives her a banana when she sees her-NO LIE) and Joaquin calls her Abu...
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Stamp: Heard from the Heart
Ribbon: Whisper White Organza
Accessories: Big Shot, Ornament Punch, SU Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Chunky Essentials Glitter, Dimensionals
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fa La La La La

Hola Amigas...I am still making Christmas card samples and sets...I love the Holiday Season. This weekend I will begin decorating my home and ALL my Christmas trees...I have been caseing Holiday cards along with making my own...This is a case along with some of the others I will show you in the next couple of days...I like to case Dawn Griffith's cards...She is truly talented...If you are in need of gift sets please let me know I have received a couple orders and I am working hard to get them all out by next week. Today I had to take Solimar to get her school picture taken even though she is off today...but I totally FORGOT. I even had her hair trimmed on Friday for picture day on Monday...Too many things on my mind...Luckily, the school director allowed me to come today...YEAH!

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Lavendar Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Lavendar Lace, Silver Encore
Stamp: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays
Ribbon: Silver cord (Holiday Mini 09)
Accessories: Big Shot, Ornament punch (Holiday Mini 09)
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scary Pumpkin Patch






Hola! Just a couple REASONS why Joaquin did NOT enjoy the Hay Ride...Solimar on the other hand had a BLAST!

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween




Better Late than NEVER...Here are some pictures of our trip to the Pumpkin Patch...Solimar and Joaquin had a blast. The only part Joaquin didn't like was the Hay Ride because it was a little scary...I will post those pics in a second...They had hanging spiders and scary characters. For Halloween Solimar was a PINK cave girl. She had me spray paint her hair for about 4 days...Joaquin was Frankenstein.
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Season's Greetings

Good Morning Amigas...How is everyone? Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving Day. I will be hosting Thanksgiving in my house for my family this year...FIRST TIME EVER! My mom will still be doing the cooking as I can't compete. But I will be baking all the goodies. In the evening we will feast at my In-Laws. And of course I will be putting up 4 Christmas trees starting Thanksgiving Day. I have never had the same tree twice...but this year I will repeat my purple tree for Solimar and now that we have Joaquin I will have to go and buy ornaments to do a either blue or GREEN (my fav color) tree. I love DECORATING! My hubby NOT SO MUCH! So how do you decorate your Christmas tree(s)? I have had a Black and White, Vintage, Gold and Burgandy, White and Purple, Blue and White, Whimsical (hot pink, turquoise, fuscia, orange, etc), Red and Green, All White and MORE!

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Versamark
Ribbon: Silver Cording (Holiday Mini 09)
Stamp: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays (Holiday Mini 09)
Accessories: Big Shot, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Alcohol
Friday, November 13, 2009

Tree Trimmings

Good Morning Amigas! Que Frio! Brrr, It's Cold...Over the next few days I will show you what I have been working on and the goodies that Dannie, My Holiday Exchange Partner sent me...I love this color combo. What do you think? Its Handsome Hunter and Rich Razzleberry. My little ones are much better. Thank you Lisa for always leaving me a comment and asking about Solimar and Joaquin. Today I am the Parent Reader guest at Solimar's school..She is very excited. I would love to read Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. AWESOME BOOK! But Solimar would like Ms. Lisa to pick a book from the school library. I hope Joaquin behaves...YIKES! He is actually REALLY GOOD! He will be going for his FIRST haircut this weekend. Well hasta despues! Until Later!

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (under ornament), versamark
Stamp: Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays (Holiday Mini 09)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Delightful Decorations

Hola Amigas! Its been awhile...Did ANYONE miss me? My little ones have been sick on and off for about 2 1/2 months. I hope we are done with being sick in the Gutierrez household. Well I have been up to ALOT. Right now I am working on Christmas card gift sets. My mom is going to display them at her workplace. THANKS MOM! My sister Clari and GREAT friend Eve have already placed their orders...Would you like to place one. Let me know...I will be posting all the samples soon. I have also been working on Jennifer's wedding invitations, samples for Melissa's wedding and my neices Quinceañera invitations...BUSY BUSY BUSY,,,This card was cased.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Ribbon: Real Read grosgrain, gold cording (Holiday Mini 09)
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations (Holiday Mini 09), Four the Holidays (Holiday Mini 09)
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (Holiday Mini 09)
Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Exchange

Hola Amigas...I participated in a Holiday Exchange over at SUDEMOONLY. We had assignments we had to complete twice a week for our partners. One of the the assignments was to make a hostess gift/door prize...So I made Dannie a Punch Guide, a DSP sampler and a mini desktop calendar...What do you think? Over the course of the next couple days I will share what I made her and then I will share what she made for me...
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: ALL SU COLORS (Punch Guide), ALL DSP (DSP sampler), Old Olive DSP, Old Olive, Whisper White (calendar)
Ribbon: Whisper White
Accessories: ALL PUNCHES (1-42 plus Ornament punch), Big Shot, Top Note Die, coasters, silver brands, crop-o-dile, key rings

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Friends


Hola Amigas! Did anyone miss me? Sorry I have been away for a couple of days. My little ones were sick. Joaquin with pneumonia, then ear infection and lastly virus...Solimar with her asthma...Pobrecita. Its really BAD. Well here I have some friends for you to meet. I made the FrankenBOY and FrankenGIRL for my godson Gabriell's classroom. He was doing a diorama..REMEMBER THOSE! of a Frankenstein lab and I thought how cute to accompany his project with matching goody bags (inspired by Gretchen Barron)...and then of course his brother and my other godson Aramis wanted bags so I made him the Ghosts...Except that in order for him to receive his goody bags he had to make me a PomPom frog...Well MORE GOOD NEWS! well for me anyways...I met Spanish demonstrators for the first time...They are truly talented group of women...They are also currently running a tour. Inkspired Tour. They all have the tag on the right hand side of their blogs which are in Spanish but they also have Google translators on their blog as well. The first tour starts with Martha Lucia. ENJOY! Gracias Martha Lucia por tu amistad!
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP!
Paper: Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi (retired), Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Fancy Favor Bigz, 1 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Round Tab punch, Signo White pen, sponges, Basic Black Marker
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tableu of Terror


Hola Amigas. I made few Halloween cards this year. I have been SUPER busy. I used the RETIRED Tableau of Terror stamp set to make this easel card. It lays flat for shipping. Cute, huh? I feel like the card is missing something...Like RIBBON or another embelly. What do you think?

RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, DSP (retired)

Here Comes the Bride






Hola Amigas! My BF Karitsa got married on Sunday. Isn't she a BEAUTIFUL bride? The first pic is the favor and place cards I made. Don't you just love the center piece? Everything was GORGEOUS. I love Fall weddings. The reds, oranges and yellows. She is honeymooning in Puerto Rico with hubby John.
Monday, October 19, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

Item Page Description Regular Price Special Price

114348 179 Basic Jumbo grommets $6.95 $4.49

109857 179 Mini Library clips $12.95 $8.99

112571 179 Circle Designer brads $5.95 $3.99

112581 179 1/2" Library clips $6.95 $3.99
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monogram Sweet for Dr. Sachs




Good Morning Chicas! How is everyone? I can't believe how cold its getting. BRRR! Well I took Joaquin to the doctor's office YET AGAIN! He has an ear infection. Pobrecito! Poor Baby! And Solimar's allergies are bad...Her ecxzema is HORRIBLE! My little ones! On a good note...I got to meet a sideline, MaryAnn! Very Nice! and I met her daughter Casey. She and Solimar HIT IT OFF! Of course Joaquin was crying and the house was a mess...SORRY MARYANN! I made these monogram for Dr. Sachs. Remember she is a close family friend and co-worker with hubby. I love the Real Red and Very Vanilla combo. I never combined these two and boy are the BEAUTIFUL! Instead of a usual card box I made this cute card holder using Dannie's tutorial. Its a coincedence that I found her blog as she is my Holiday Exchange Partner and I didnt even know she had a blog. Wouldn't these make a great gift for someone special in your life?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Technique Swap

Hola Again! I am participating in a technique swap. These are 6x6 pages. I made samples of Faux Seersucker, Baby Wipe Technique (LOVED THIS ONE) and Bleach Stamping. I am trying to have a successful business. I currently have been a demo for 2 years but don't have any clubs, I never did a workshop or have customers. Well I have one REALLY AMAZING CUSTOMER. Her name is Loretta but she lives in another state...BUT SHE IS AMAZING. I am wondering if any of you are looking for a demo...If so I am your gal. I would like to put together a technique class. If you are interested let me know. You can email me at atouchof_sol@yahoo.com

Thank So Much-Real Red


Hola Amigas. Here is the gift set in Real Red. I love the way the Real Read POPS! I made these for Dr. Sachs she is not only a family friend but works with my hubby. She loves everything handmade and is a true believer in sending Thank You cards, Birthday cards...ALL kinds of cards. She loves RED! So of course these are perfect for her.
RECIPE: ALL SU!
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ribbon: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Real Red Marker
Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanks So Much





Hola Amigas. Both my little ones are SICK! YUCK! I think I am going to take them back to the doctor's office tomorrow...Especially Joaquin who is miserable...Well here are some Thank You gifts I made. What do you think? This was my submission for Challene #40 on the StampinUPLNStampers yahoo group. I made ALOT of sets to give out in different colors. If you click on the photo you can see the embossed detail. I couldn't capture it correctly. I am selling these for $25.00. Are you interested? There are 10 cards inside the box and as you can see I made the lid out of acetate. If you are interested just email me at atouchof_sol@yahoo.com You pick the color(s) and sentiment(s). Or if you make a $50.00 order with me you get a set FREE. Well Hasta Mañana.


RECIPE: ALL SU!

Paper: Whispter White, Tempting Turquoise

Ink: Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts (hostess level 3)

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise marker, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet, acetate
Friday, October 9, 2009

BAB Gift Card Holder


Hola Amigas...I made this cute gift card holder for my neice. She had a Build a Bear party so what better way to keep the party going then with more money to spend at BAB. This is super simple to make and with the holidays coming up its perfect for those people on your list that have everything. Or for neices and nephews who you just dont know what to buy for them anymore...You can't tell from picture but I added crystal effects to the balloon, the flower in her hair and of course her shoes. To this day I love mary jane shoes.
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Dusty Durango (in color 2009), Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango (egde of Whisper White)
Stamp: Beary Best Friends (Holdiay Mini 2009), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ribbon: Dusty Durango Polka Dot (reversible)
Accessories: Horizontal Slot punch, Melon Mambo Marker, Soft Suede Marker, Aquapainter
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting Ready for Christmas

Hola Amigas...How is everyone? I am doing well, except I am still sick along with my little ones. I bought this set awhile ago and yesterday was the first day the poor thing saw ink...I need to start making my Christmas cards because tomorrow marks 11 weeks until Christmas...I dont know how that happened it was just summer, and school just started we haven't even seen Halloween yet. But you know it will fly SUPER FAST! I have not ordered the stamp set Four the Holidays yet so I haven't stamped a greeting on the front...I love this set from the New Holiday Mini...It has Happy Holidays, Peace on Earth, Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings..I am going to make this in various color schemes. My second pic I tried to take a close up so you can see how super SHIMMERY it is IRL. I stamped the medallion with Night of Navy and then used my sponge dauber to add Champagne Mist Shimmer paint from Holiday Mini 2009.
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp: Medallion
Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Ice Rhinestones

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