Friday, May 29, 2009

Top Note Quilt Card

I finally jumped the bandwagon and made a Quilt Card. I used Good Morning Sunshine...Love this DSP. This is one of the cards that is in the Card Box below. On a different note. Solimar had her Scratch test yesterday and the only allergy she MAY HAVE outgrown is milk. Her Peanut/Treenut allergy went up...And after a little over a week of not being on her meds she is back on them and is feeling really GOOD to play outside with no incident...

Paper: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Summer Sun, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Oval All (Occassions Mini)
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Accessories: Scallop Punch (Occassions Mini), Top Note Die, Big Shot, Stampin Dimensionals

Card Box

This is a card box I made for a Eve a friend of mine. She is actually my husband's Special Advisor...I should call her Dr. Sachs but it seems so formal...I learned how to make this card box from Dawn over at Stampin with Dawn She has videos for EVERYTHING. Later tonight or tomorrow I will show you an Explosion Card that I learned from that same site. This card box holds 4-6 cards depending on your embellishments. 

Paper: Summer Sun, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Shimmer (flowers)
Ink: Craft White
Stamp: Fifth Avenue Floral
Accessories: Ink Refills, White , Embossing Flowers, Stampin Dimensionals

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Sneak Peek of the Stampin Up 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog

The June issue of Creating Keepsakes features a die-cut favor box made with the new Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor Bigz XL die from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.  This die and many more great new products, will be available for purchase on July 1, 2009, when the new Idea Book & Catalog is released.

Terri and John's Wedding

The first pic on top is Teri and Solimar. The last pic is Me and Joaquin...Solimar had a blast running around and dancing...There are more pics to add but I got to get back to creating..

and they lived Happily Ever After

I made this card for our friends Terri and John who got married this pass Saturday...I semi-cased from Dacia Smith. I made this really quick so I forgot to add ribbon and Together Forever under the pic in the middle. The flower on the bird is popped-up as well as the bird in the middle pic. The wedding was beautiful it was outside. I will add pics of the wedding. Solimar had a GREAT time dancing. Joaquin was happy to be outside. We had to leave when the Live Band came as it was too LOUD and Joaquin became very scared and upset.


Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Stamp: Cheep Talk
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch
Friday, May 22, 2009

Hello There...

Hello Everyone. I made this shadow box card for LNS RAK TEAM...I mailed 18 of these out! I got diretions from Lisa over at Unique Designs. She has it for download under her card. She used Pacific Point. Cute, huh? The paper and ribbon is Tangerine Tango that I won from Deann Oliver. She had a Mini Madness Challenge. She challenged herself to make an item everyday in April from the Occassions Mini Catalog. Then we as viewers had to comment everyday for a drawing. The more we commented the more drawings we had entered. I had 30 because I followed her everyday to see what she was going to post. She did an EXCELLENT job. I also won the Flowers in Silhouette stamp on page 208.

Recipe: ALL SU!
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Stamp: Cheep Talk
Ribbon: Tangerine Tango grosgrain
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red, Only Orange, Versamark (flowers on card)
Accessories: Stampamajig, Circle Colluzzle
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Baptism Thank Yous

These are the Thank Yous I started to mail out for family/friends that attended Joaquin's baptism. I made a few different colors...I got this from Laurie from Inspired Designs. It wasn't a warm day as I anticipated but it wasn't raining. I had everyone come over for lunch and the ceremony was at 2PM. My sister in law and best friend Renee helped me OVER and BEYOND. We had an assortment of paninis (YUMMY) and she made macaroni, potato and a garden salad. Here is a picture of the cake that we ordered from Whole Foods.
Recipe for cards: ALL SU
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Take with Teal, Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgandy, Apricot Appeal, Apricot Appeal DSP
Stamp: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
Ribbon: Tempting Turquoise, Bravo Burgandy
Ink: Stazon Black, Taken with Teal, Garden Green, Bravo Burgandy
Acceccories: Big Shot, Little Leaves sizzlit, White Gel Pen, Tempting Turquoise marker, Sponge Dauber, Bravo Burgandy marker, Top Note Die

Monday, May 18, 2009

For Sale or Trade

Please EMAIL me at If you are interested in any of these sets...
All Scallops NUM $25.00
love you much $20.00
matching heart punch $12
Big Blossom NUM $10.00
Angler NUM $40.00
Word on Word (only one stamp mounted) $15.00
Occassionally (mounted never used) $15.00
Happily Ever After $20.00
Fun Phrases $10.00
Build a Blossom NUM $15.00
Bud Basics NUM $15.00
Best Friends Upper (1 mounted) and Lower (mounted never used) $40.00
Baby Talk (3 mounted) $15.00
Springtime Fun NUM $15.00
Eat Cake $15.00
Time Well Spent $20.00

SU Cardstock
SU Watercolor Crayons (Neutrals, Pastels, BB)
SU Designer Series Paper
SU Reinkers
SU Dots and Daises (retired)
SU Color Caddy
SU Ribbon
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Simple Birthday Thanks

I am featuring Simple Birthday Thanks. This is one of the Thank Yous my 4 year old daughter and I made. Cute, huh? I stamped the image without the words on both Blush Blossom and Chocolate Chip. For Solimar's part I stamped them on Whisper White and she had free rein to do decorate as she wished. She used a variety of Stampin' UP! products (markers, watercolor crayons and aquapainter, reinkers, etc) YES I LET HER PLAY WITH MY STUFF. She takes care of it well and knows the value so why not? and yes she gets ink on my blocks but that doesn't bother me either.

Ink: SU Classic Black
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Blush Blosson and Whisper White
Accessories: ALL SU! Crimper (bottom of cake), brad (hidden in sprinkles), Stampin' Glitter (Chunky Essentials-red cherry), Chunky Sprinkles (Crystal Iris-sprinkles), Lovely Lilac marker (Solimar's cake top)

These little bags I made for a little girls birthday favors. Isn't cute? Depending on the age they were stuffed with different things. I used DSP for the cake bottom so that the inside is also a different design. These were super easy to make.

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink Patterns Pack DSP
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain
Accessories: SU Chunky Sprinkles (Light Pink-sprinkles)

This card I made as one of many samples for Joaquin's (my son) 1st birthday. I stamped the bottom of the cupcake twice on DSP and then glued the edges to make it into a pocketcard. What do you think?

Paper: SU Gable Green, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Patterns Pack DSP
Accessories: Stampin' Emboss Powder, Real Red Marker

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Big Shot Die Exchange

I am hosting a Big Shot Die Exchange. I am looking for YOU to pick a die you have from the IBC and make enough for our exchange. Once we have alot of people we will have samples of ALL the dies in the IBC. How cool is that? This way when a customer or asks what it looks like you have it to show. So far I have sign ups for the Top Note Die, Birthday Cake Pop-UP, Scallop Envelope, Beautiful Butterflies. Email me at or leave me a comment on this post with the die you would like to exchange. Come on and join in the FUN!

From the Desk of...

Hello! How is everyone doing? I made these cards for my DH. He wanted some clean cards that he can send as Thank Yous and more. He's the Director of the Rutgers Future Scholars at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey. The program identifies academically promising 7th grade students from its home communities (Camden, New Brunswick, Newark and Piscataway), providing academic and personal enrichment. Upon successful completion in the program and High School graduation, these scholars will be eligible for tuition free education at Rutgers.

Stamp: SU Print Pattern (retired), Letterpress Alphabet (retired)
Ink: SU Classic Black
Paper: SU Real Red, Whisper White, Black, Going Gray
Ribbon: SU Black grosgrain
Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I made this beautiful card for my Mom, Abuela (grandmom), Renee (FAV SIL), and MIL...The technique is called Floating Re-Inker Watercolor Technique. YUP, found out from Gretchen Barron there is a name for it and I cased this from her...Hers is HUGE and different colors...This is my first time making it so I think I did a good job...I had a GREAT Birthday and Mother's Day. How about you? Although Joaquin is sick...We have a doctor's appt at 10:50am today and Solimar may have Asthma...


Stamp: SU Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: SU Shimmery White, Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal DSP, Green Tea DSP (retired)
Ribbon: SU Old Olive grosgrain
Ink: Versamark, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Romance (retired), Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: SU Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Holographic EP

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Birthday Fairies!

Here are more beautiful cards I recieved today...Love the saying on the Rose Red one. It says "Sunshine in the heart not only warms thine own, but all that comes in contact with it" The butterfly one is from none other than my Blogging Stars Sister, Susan. I love butterflies...My dads pet name for me is Mariposa (butterfly in Spanish).

Birthday Fairies!

These beautiful cards were sent by Birthday Fairies. My birthday is tomorrow. I will be 32. YIKES! Aren't they beautiful! Too bad I can' have a drink with Winobella. I am still nursing Joaquin. So drinks with her will have to wait until have September. I am currently working on a Tri Fold Shutter Card. Today Solimar and her classmates had something special for all the moms. We recieved flowers, poems and another sheet about what they like about us and what makes us special. They also sang a few songs. It was really cute! Hope you are having a GREAT day!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Slice of Happiness

SheetLoad of Cards would LOVE to see the cards and other projects you have designed from May's sketch! If you are picked as a winner, you will win one of these totally cute stamp sets from THERE SHE GOES stamp company! This is my submission. You have to make a square card and a scrapling. What's a scrapling? Its the leftover scrap that you have after creating a square card. My scrapling is called a Slice of Happiness. Cute, huh? These are great to add to gifts.

Stamp: SU Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, Taken with Teal, Candy Lane DSP, Chocolate Chip DSP, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Accessories: SU Silver Chunky Glitter, SU Summer Sun Marker

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Post It Note Holder

Look at this easy peasy project. I created this using Jenna's tutorial. Jenna is one of my Blogging Star Sisters. I am not done with mine. But wanted to show everyone what cute gifts these would make for Teacher Appreciation. I still have to add ribbon on mine as well as decorate a RSVP pen. Right now I just have a Sharpie in the holder. I am a SHARPIE junkie.
Paper: SU Sahara Sand, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB retired)
Ribbon: SU (not yet)
Accessories: Post-It Note, RSVP pen (not yet)

LNSRAK Birthday and SU Anniversary

I made several of these to mail out to LNS members. These are made for either their birthday or their SU Anniversary. I love the swing top card and the Real Red and Barely Banana combo.

Stamp: SU Fun & Fast Notes
Paper: SU Real Red, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: SU Classic Black
Ribbon: SU Real Red Grosgrain
Accessories: SU Scallop Punch, SU Glitter, brads
Monday, May 4, 2009

Blogging Stars #2

Hello Friends. I belong to a new group of sisters. We are the Blogging Stars #2. The group was formed through the Late Night Stampers Group! I am so thrilled to be a part of this group, we are all committed to supporting each other in our blogging adventures! I know a few encouraging words sure can do ALOT!! If you go to my sidebar you can visit their blogs for creativity and inspiration. In a few short days I have alreay become friends with Susan Timmerman. She is AMAZING. You have to go see the banner she created for her blog. It is so nice. We both love daises.
I will be posting pictures later on. Hope everyone has a GREAT DAY!
Friday, May 1, 2009

Joaquin's Baptism Invites

I made these for my son's Baptism. I love this open swing top technique. My family is not too happy that I waited so long to baptize him. He is 7 months old. I waited so long because Joaquin was born with a collapsed lung and after being released from the NICU I wanted to make sure he was strong enough to even recieve family and friends. Well after bringing him home he wasnt doing well. He was just skin and bones. He had no muscle tone and wasnt gaining weight. Even though I was nursing him they urged me to give him a protein formula. He did so well on it and as soon as he got strong I stopped giving it to him. I am still nursing him and he is a happy and healthy baby boy. So after being strong then it was winter...We had birthdays in October, Thanksgiving in November, Christmas in December, New Year's in January, Valentine's in February, and birthdays in EVERY month. So now even though it hasn't slowed down. The weather is beautiful and I dont want to wait any longer...

Stamp: SU God Is Love
Paper: SU Real Red, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Old Olive
Ink: SU Basic Black
Ribbon: SU Real Red Grosgrain
Accessories: SU Scallop punch, Brad, SU Going Gray and Real Red Markers


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