Saturday, August 22, 2009

Book Giveaway Winners

Hola Amigas. The 5 lucky winners chosen by Solimar are: CMR, Doreen, ArtisticInkspirations, LisaLisa and Keri Blake. Please email me at atouchof_sol@yahoo.com to mail out your book. If you didn't win this time, DON'T WORRY I will have more book giveaways. Yes I will have more. I LOVE TO READ. Some of my favorite authors are: Esmeralda Santiago, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Julia Alavarez, Piri Thomas and SO MANY MORE
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rustic Rooster

Hola Amigas! This is the bridal shower invite I am making for one of my really CLOSE friends Audrey. I love the way the Chicken Wire BG came out I embossed it with Silver EP. She and the bride both love the way it came out and now the bride-to-be Jen, would like me to make her wedding invitations! YEAH! She chose a beachy theme...So I am in the process of looking for Summer by the Sea and Stipple Shells. On another note I am EXTREMELY EXHAUSTED. Joaquin being sick is really taking a toll on me physically and mentally. Hope he gets better soon. I had a Bridal Shower to go to this weekend for my BF Karitsa but I won't be able to make it with Joaquin so sick. He has a pneumonia and bronchitis...not sure if I mentioned that...Well off to get some much needed rest before he is up again...
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Tangerine Tango (retired), Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango DSP (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark
Stamp: Rustic Rooster (retired), Chicken Wire BG (retired)
Ribbon: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Silver EP, Eyelet Border punch
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Together Forever




Hola Amigas! These invites are the reason I have not posted in a few short days...My best friend Kari is getting married! WooHoo! These pics do the invites no justice. The front of the invite I used Iridescent Ice. I get REALLY BAD migraines..So all the lighting in our house is SOFT! The pocket inside holds her accomodations and directions. I also made the RSVP to match. I couldnt find envelopes for the invite or RSVP that matched our SU Very Vanilla...so of course I made them myself...What do you think?

RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Bravo Burgandy, White Vellum Cardstock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, So Saffron, Print (RGB value 138-75-79)
Ribbon: Bravo Burgandy
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Accessories: Iridescent Ice, Double Rectangle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-majig
Friday, August 14, 2009

Book Giveaway

I am hosting a BOOK GIVEAWAY. I am giving this book away to 5 lucky winners. This book will make a great GIFT for that special teenage girl in your life and it MAKES a great read for us MOMS!. Solimar will be 15 before you know it. I cant wait to get my hands on this book. All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post. I will pick a winner on August 21. GOOD LUCK! I dont want to spoil the novel but here is a short description...
All Ana Ruiz wanted was to have a traditional quinceañera for her daughter, Carmen. She wanted a nice way to mark this milestone year in her daughter's life. But Carmen was not interested in celebrating. Hurt and bitter over her father Esteban's departure, she blamed Ana for destroying their happy family, as did everyone else. A good man is hard to find, especially at your age Ana was told. Why not forgive his one indiscretion? Despite everything, Ana didn't want to tarnish Carmen's childlike devotion to her beloved father. But Ana knows that growing up sometimes means facing hard truths. In the end, Ana discovers that if she's going to teach Carmen anything about what it means to be a woman, it will take more than simply a fancy party to do it...

"Belinda Acosta's Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz delivers all its title promises and more: it's a book about damas of all ages, from teenage girls to the struggling mothers of those teenage girls; it's packed with drama so you don't want to stop reading; it's a novel that deeply and honestly tells the story of Ana Ruiz, her own coming of age as a woman and as a mother. Belinda Acosta is up to all of the challenges of such a rich panorama of characters and events. She's sassy, she's smart, she makes it look easy! But it takes a lot of hard work and a pile of talent to write such an engaging, touching book. A wonderful quinceañera of a novel!" --- Julia Alvarez, author of Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA and Return to Sender
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Refill Extravaganza




So every morning after breakfast we go for a 3 mile walk. Today half way thru our walk it starts pouring. So Joaquin and Solimar decided to play with my ink refills. Can you tell that SU makes quality CHILD PROOF products. My house looks like Toys R US and what do they choose to play with anything but age appropriate toys.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek




These are Sizzix dies from the new Holiday Mini...Stampin UP has partnered with Build A Bear
to produce the first-ever collection of paper-crafting products featuring the Build A Bear Workshop brand. The exclusively designed collection includes stamp sets, Designer Series papers and Sizzix dies. I made this tin for Solimar. I laminated the die cuts and then added magnets on the back of them....She has both a boy and girl. Provides HOURS of fun especially in the car because the pieces won't fall. Is it CUTE? The Holiday Mini starts September 1st. I will have more samples with the stamp sets and sizzix dies. I am also offering to my customers a tin similar to this with a $50.00 order (before taxes and shipping). You can pick either the boy or the girl. If you order $100.00 I will make you two sets (2 boys or 2 girls or 1 boy and 1 girl). Contact me today. I am also selling these as favors for either a Birthday Girl or Boy or for your guests...
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel. Very Vanilla, Pawsitively Paws DSP
Accessories: Stampin' UP! Sizzix Dies (Beary Essentials Bigz Die, Beary Boy Sizzlit, Beary Girl Sizzlit), Scotch Laminating Pouches, Generic Magnets from AC Moore, Laminating Machine
Sunday, August 9, 2009

Memory Making Crafts

I found this great website for alot of different types of products. I was looking for an alternative adhesive as I am making ALOT of wedding invitations, birthday invitations, etc. and my snail was taken a beaten not to mention how many refills I have been going thru. So after asking around many mentioned the ATG Gun and also the Glue Glider Pro. I went with the Glue Glider Pro from Memory Making Crafts. It has the same QUALITY as an ATG GUN but its less expensive. Cindy, the owner, is an amazing person. I emailed her about a shipping question and she replied SUPER FAST! She also has a yahoo group that she created to talk about products, scrapbooking, fun, games, giveaways, swaps and new releases. You can join here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/memorymakingcrafts/join
Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wedding Favors

Hola Amigas...I have a terrible MIGRAINE! I made these favors for my girlfriend who is getting married in October. She is going to fill them with chocolates. I will show you her invitation hopefully tomorrow. By the way...No one guessed that the set I am going to use to make wedding shower invitations is Rustic Rooster...Cock-a-Doodle-Doo.
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Bravo Burgandy
Stamp: Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Versamark
Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Punch

Mi Familia












Hola Amigas...I am so sorry I haven't posted in 6 days...YIKES! I have never gone that long. Well I have been SUPER busy...Finishing my best friends wedding invite. We met last night at paneras to finalize them. I will show those to you soon. Along with many other projects. The pictures I am sharing with you today are a monthly get together we just started with my mom, sisters and our significant others and of course are kiddies. The first picture is my sister Clarissa and her fiance Cano (nickname) and my FIL. My MIL was in Puerto Rico at the time so we invited him over to eat. In the second picture my mom put Cano to work...He is smashing plaintains to help her make mofongo...The next is my hubby with Joaquin, Solimar, Clarissa and Cano and Cano's son Andrew. The next is my mom and Clarissa and the last is my Abuela (grandmom) and Solimar...Notice I am not in the pictures...The next gathering is on the 22nd and I will have pictures of my daddy...YEAH! Well I have quite a few posts today but right now I have to go feed the little ones..


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quinceañera

Good Morning Amigas! Well I finally got around to making this sample in the colors of my neices Quince. What do you think? I will be making more sample invitations for her to see. Today is HOT! Not as hot as other days but still...My next door neighbors and friends Alex and Kenny are having a yard sale...Of course I went over...They have two boys so I finally got to buy Joaquin some boy toys...Although he was having fun playing with Solimar's pink Barbie Car. They were selling everything for $1.00 YES $1.00! I have to sell Solimar's and Joaquin's clothes...Since last year I have been getting rid of alot of stuff...Time to CLEAN HOUSE! My friend Audrey, WHOM I LOVE LOVE LOVE, asked me to make Bridal Shower invites for her. Her friend Jenn is getting married in February...You will never guess what set I am using? All I can say is the set is Non-Traditional of a shower theme. And if you do I will give you a prize! Yes, a prize just for guessing. Now what should I give away. How about a Level 1 Hostess DSP Prints Pack. Does that sound Good? I will give you until Wednesday to guess...The prize is for non-demos but for my demo amigas I will share some stamped images of your choice and if you would like sizzix die cuts...I can do that too...
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Quinceañera, Bella Toile
Ribbon: Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Marker, Dazzling Diamonds, Ticket Corner Punch
Saturday, August 1, 2009

Desktop Gift


Hola Amigas! Look at this cute gift...The box I learned how to make from Valerie Stangle's blog...and the cards I cased from Gretchen Barron. I love these cards...Talk about thinking outside the box...I made various different cards using the new IN COLORS and the Razzleberry Lemonande DSP. SUPER CUTE! I like how you can showcase both side of the DSP. Can you believe its August! Its SUPER HOT here...So how are all of you doing? My dad will be here August 13...WOOHOO...There is nothing like being Daddy's Little Girl...Even though I have an older sister and two younger sisters...and I dont want to leave out that I have a Big Brother...I won't be going to convention this year. Boo Hoo...How about you? Are you going? I so want the SU nail files, SU lip balm, these cute DSP bags...Memento Mall has FAB stuff. Well that's what I have been told...Look for more projects...Is there anything you would like to see me do...I am slowly but surely creeping out of my shell...Talk to you later!
RECIPE: ALL SU
Paper: Melon Mambo, Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ribbon: Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Crop o Dile, Double Rectangle Punch

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