Friday, July 31, 2009

Convention Swap

Hola Amigas! This is the convention swap I made for Sherrill Graff. What do you think? WOW! Did you get to ride the Royal Blog Tour...80 tours of amazing creativity. I am glad its finally over...whew...But looking forward to the next one...It will probably be in September...Anywho...Lucia, Diane, Marie and I are the FAB 4 and/or FEARSOME FOUR...We have been together now for 3 tours...can you believe it...I love these ladies! We are only getting better with time just like fine wine...


RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemondade
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Lots of Bots
Ribbon: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Texturz Plate, Silver EP, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry Markers, Metal sheet
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Candy WINNERS

Thanks to the nearly 30,000 who visited our home page, and the many who left wonderful comments here on my blog. It was a wonderful ride, and those of us who were behind the scenes are going to take a collective breath and rest a bit before the next tour. I am sure you are wondering who won my blog candy....
The first blog candy winner is
lisa808
She is a non-demo and she won The Mini Note of Thanks set and 2 new spools of ribbon along with many samples of sizzix die cuts from the Stampin' UP catalog.
The second blog candy winner is
Carolyn S
She is a demo and she won my samples along with many samples of sizzix die cuts from the Stampin' UP catalog.
Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

I am featuring the set Quinceañera from the Celebrando Creatividad catalog. This is the Hispanic supplement. It's a 48 page catty. Can you believe it 48 pages...There are quite a few different stamp sets. Quinceañera means the girl who is turning 15. This is a HUGE tradition for us...Its NO LIE like a mini wedding. One of the big moments is when your father replaces your flats with high heel shoes. All little Latinas dream of this day and then of course of their wedding day. ENJOY my samples. I am offering Blog Candy to NON-DEMOS.




These are pending favors for my neice's Quinceañera in February.

RECIPE: ALL SU

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Basic Black

Stamp Set: Quinceañera


Accessories: 1 3/8 circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch



This is called a Side Step Card. I wil be making these as the Table Tent. On the back white panel instead of numbers we will be naming the tabeles Love, Sweetheart, Cupid etc.

RECIPE: ALL SU

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Basic Black

Stamp Set: Quinceañera

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Real Red Marker



This is a Z-Fold card. I am making sample invitations for me neice. Her colors are Red, White and Black.

RECIPE: ALL SU

Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst

Ink: Basic Black

Stamp Set: Quinceañera


Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Lovely Lilac Marker

Here is another sample invite. This card like the one above can also be used as just a birthday card...Or you can use these for a Sweet 16.

RECIPE: ALL SU

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana

Ink: Basic Black, Barely Banana

Stamp Set: Quinceañera, Bella Toile

Ribbon: 5/8 Chocolate Chop Grosgrain


Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Barely Banana Marker, Dazzling Diamonds



Royal Blog Tour BLOG CANDY

GO TO THE ROYAL BLOG TOUR HOME PAGE ON SUNDAY, JULY 26TH TO START THE ROYAL BLOG TOUR AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A BIG SHOT DIE CUT MACHINE!

The Royal Blog Tour is three days long, and you'll be happy it is! There are four tours - a total of 80 fabulous blogs! But wait - there's more! Blog Candy, Blog Candy, and more Blog Candy. Over 50% of the blogs on this tour are offering Blog Candy. Check the Princess list on launch day. Every name with an asterisk next to it is offering blog candy. That's not all! The Royal Blog Tour Home Page is offering their own Blog Candy. And it is -- a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!!!! Honestly - you don't want to miss this tour! This drawing is open to all countries represented by Princesses in this tour, including Canada and Australia!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Not another Place Card


Good Morning Amigas! I am making these for my sister's wedding next September. They are her place cards...The top white panel is where I will type the attendees name and table number. As you can see you can also use it as a favor box. Dual purpose! She is not sure if she will also use it as a favor box. You can buy the template at www.papershapez.com
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Royal Blog Tour BLOG CANDY

Hola Amigas! The blog tour is just a few short days away. This tour I will be offering blog candy to NON-DEMOS! I am offering the A Note of Thanks Mini Kit, a NEW Ribbon Bundle (includes 10 yards each of 5/8" Certainly Celery poly twill and 5/8" So Saffron grograin) and last but not least a sample of sizzix die cuts from the catalog (fancy favor, scallop oval frame, top note and more)...During the blog tour to be included in the drawing you MUST! Leave me a comment with your name, email address and blog address and mention the royal blog tour on your blog...So make sure you follow me or subscribe...You dont want to miss this INCREDIBLE RIDE! For my lovely SU DEMOS...I will offer my samples for your blog candy and sizzix die cuts. Hope this sounds good for everyone...
Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quinceañera

The Royal Blog Tour is almost here... I am going to feature the set Quinceañera from Celebrando Creatividad. A Quinceañera is a girl who is celebrating her Sweet 15. This is the custom for all of us Latinos/Hispanics. This is a coming-of-age celebration for young latinas. This celebration starts with a mass and has many traditions/rituals that are followed. For example. the quinceañera wears flats all day until it is time for her father to remove them and replace them with heels. Another may be the first time for her to wear make-up. This celebrations is like a mini wedding. We choose 7 girls and 7 boys to be in our court. They have changed over the years. I have recently attended a couple and now they have become theme oriented. Recently, I attended a fifties theme and a Phantom of the Opera theme. I am looking forward to planning my daughter's in 11 years...YIKES! I should start now....

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Swing Card...


Hola Amigas! How is the weather? Here it is beautiful...We went for our usual morning walk and what a relief it was nice and cool. The picture on top is Solimar with her cousins/godbrothers Aramis and Gabriell. These three are like "THREE" peas in a pod. They are always together...Either here with me or with my FAV SIL Renee. My card is a swing top card. I used the Lots of Bots stamp that says Error I'm Sorry...I made this card for the girls over at SUDEMOONLY for our JUNE CCS. I originally made them another Lots of Bots card but I used a Cuttlebug EF which is illegal...Sounds so criminal, right? So I have to send them another as a replacement. I love the way Pale Plum looks with the Razzleberry. You also have to love the new in color ribbons as one side is plain and the other is polka dot. Its like getting to ribbons for the price of 1. Today we have a birthday party to go to but we won't be staying long as Aramis is not feeling well. OMG! I almost forgot to tell you he went to see Obama at a speaking engagement here in Jersey on Friday. He said it was amazing...There was only about 17, 500 tickets but over 3 million people applied...Dont quote me on the numbers...but it was something exagerated like that...

RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Pale Plum, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Lots of Bots
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Silver brad
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Join Stampin' UP for only $85


TODAY IS THE BIG DAY! From July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

ScreenHunter_05 Jul. 04 14.08The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit shown at right contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools

What a GREAT way to join the Stampin' Up! family! I'd love to have you as a part of my team!!

Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes:

  • Five stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • SNAIL
  • Business forms and tools
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gabi's Goody Bags

These are the goody bags for Gabi's party. They are called Box in a Bag. Cute, huh? The blue ones for the boys and the pink ones for the girls. I think instead of the blue and pink I might use the DSP and not stamp the cupcake...What do you think? Now I just need to find someone who can wish me some baskets and blooms die cuts for the piñata goodies...any takers...







RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ribbon: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Round Tab, Double Rectangle and Scallop Edge Punches
Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beach and Gabi's Invites



Hola Amigas! What a beautiful day! We decided to go to the beach. It was gorgeous. Not to hot not to cold. As you can see Joaquin and Solimar had a great time. We bought this pool for Joaquin so that he doesn't play in the sand...and for us not be in the water constantly. He is such a water baby. Solimar was making sand cakes of all shapes and sizes. Yummy! The last pic is the birthday invitations that I made for my neice Gabriella's 1st birthday. What do you think? The invitation opens on the top. I closed it with the slit punch. Now off to make her favors. What do you think of my watermark. LOVE IT. My friend Julie Semones made it.

RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes, Spot On wheel(retired), Introducing
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Slit pinch, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty in Pink and Summer Sun markers, Corrugator

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

BLOG CANDY ALERT! Big Shot Die Pack


Stampin’ Up! just released the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and it’s loaded with new products that every stamper must have. As part of the summer celebration Stampin Addicts is holding a blog contest during the month of July giving away a Big Shot die pack made up of 5 new exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies.

Stampin’ Up! Thanks (Embosslits)
Stampin’ Up! Final Press (Embossing Folders)
Stampin’ Up! Perfect Details (Textured Plates)
Stampin’ Up! Two Tags (Bigz Dies)
Stampin’ Up! Fancy Favor (Bigz XL Dies)

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot . To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry . . . . now give me my dies :0)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lots of Bots

Hola Amigas! Look what I just used on my card. Can you guess what it is? YUP, HD Aluminum Foil. What do you think? I think that I am going to stamp and emboss the robot in silver EP. I love that the New In-Color ribbons are double sided. So have you been enjoying the weather. I have. My little ones and I can spend time outside. We always go for our 3 mile walk and then after lunch we go into the yard for Solimar and Joaquin to go on their seperate swing sets...



RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Classic Black
Stamp: Lots of Bots
Ribbon: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango Markers, Aluminum Foil
Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week #2

This deal is good from July 6-July 13. The Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag is $69.95 at regular price but you can buy it for the AMAZING price of just $49.99. Item 113474 is located on page 194 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. You can order your here

Wish Rak Fairy

Hola Amigas! I am excited...I just found out that my dad is coming to visit from Puerto Rico in August...YEAH! My dad and I are SUPER CLOSE! This card I made for a couple of ladies over at SCS. I am a WishRAK Fairy. They send a few of us a list of names for the month and we send them Happy Mail! When its your month...WOW is it a party in your mailbox. I cased this card from Dawn. She did spotlighting and I chose not to and I also dont have the small oval punch that fits inside the scallop oval punch. I used the Dynamic Duo colors from the color wheel!


RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Craft White
Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories: Cupcakes wheel, Signo White Gel Pen, Crystal Glaze (cherries), Chunky Sprinkles (Crystal Iris), Scallop Oval Punch

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Royal Blog Tour

The Royal Blog Tour dates are fast approaching...The tour will take place on July 26, 27 and 28. YES! Three full days to view 80 blogs...That is right! 80 blogs of amazing stampers, showcasing MANY of the new stamp sets...You can't miss it...If you are participating as a rider of the tour, can I ask you for a BIG FAVOR! Can you help me advertise the tour on your blog...Please leave me a comment and I can email you the sidebar code...Thank you so much, Amigas
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lots of Bots

Hola Amigas! I just love this set. I can't wait for Joaquin to also enjoy it. I also love the new in-colors. FAB! It has been warm this week of course with rain but we have been able to enjoy the outdoors. So yesterday was the first day to order from the new catty. What did you order? Please share what your favorite new set is and how about your favorite new die. My mom came over and helped me put in the air. Man was it HOT! She is awesome...I made these cards for friends on SUDEMONLY. We did a Sneak Peek Card swap. I will post their cards when I get them all in the mail. Well Joaquin just woke up so gotta go for now.



RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Stazon Black
Stamp: Lots of Bots
Ribbon: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Silver brads, Cuttlebug EF

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deal of the Week

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