Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour "The Promise of Spring"

Hola Amigas! Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour "The Promise of Spring" What did you think of Elaine's works of art! Beautiful, huh? You are in for a treat with all the blogs and beautiful projects you will see. My cards will feature A Little Bit of Magic. Isn't this set BEAUTIFUL?
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp: A Little Bit of Magic (Summer Mini 2010)
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Silver Brads, Hobby Blade
My next card features another fairy from A Little Bit of Magic. Isnt' she cute?
Paper:Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp: A Little Bit of Magic (Summer Mini 2010)
Ribbon: Whisper White satin ribbon, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Square Fire Rhinestone brads
My last project I used the Black Magic Technique (with a twist). A twist because I cut her face, legs and arms from whisper white after coloring them with Creamy Caramel watercolor crayon and just glued them on...
Paper: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Ink: Craft White, Black Stazon
Ribbon: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp: A Little Bit of Magic (Summer Mini 2010)
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Crayons (Bold Brights, Earth Elements)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunshine Award

I received this award from my friend and DT sister Sage Kimble. I also received this award from Martha Lu also my friend, SU Hermana and Creator of the monthly Inkspired Blog Hop where Latinas from Calif, Jersey (me) and more showcase their SU artwork...They both had to send this to 12 people and now its my turn...This was WAY too difficult as we ALL love blog hopping and see so many blogs for INSPIRATION!
There are responsibilities that come with the award, however, and I have been working on this for the last couple of days. Here are the rules:
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.
The hardest part, of course is narrowing it down to just 12 blogs!! Please NOTE that this is not by ANY MEANS my FULL list. If I could I WOULD add TOO MANY more! Also I would DEFINITELY pick the same ladies who picked me but what I am going to try to do is pick ladies who have not received this award yet so that we can spread the SUNSHINE.
Here are my favorites that I am sending the Sunshine Award to:

Birthday WishRAK Fairy

Hola Amigas! How are you today? It looks like a BEAUTIFUL day but it is COLD! Well a small update...My abuela is out of the hospital, YEAH! and Solimar still has a pneumonia but she is doing ALOT better. YEAH! I made a couple of these birthday cards for friends at SCS. I am a Birthday Fairy. I and along with many others get about 4-5 names a month and we make it a party in their mailbox. And when its your turn its AWESOME to receive so much happy mail...My b-day is coming up in a week or so..YIKES! 33 and counting. Don't forget to come back to my blog for both the Stamp-A-Holics challenge. This week its a color challenge. I want you to play! AND on Friday begins The Royal Blog Tour "The Promise of Spring". You won't want to me about 70 blogs featuring stamps from the IB&C and the Summer Mini which begins on May 1st.
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP (Occassions Mini 2010), Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Chunky Sprinkles (Light Pink)
Friday, April 23, 2010

Stamp-A-Holics 119

Hola Amigas...Much has happened so here it goes...Solimar has a pneumonia caused by asthma and environmental alleriges. Joaquin has had his annual scratch/allergy testing. He didn't outgrew any of them but he did add envioronmental to his list. My poor abuela (grandma) is in the hospital and me well after SEVERAL years of being panic attack free have had my first one today...YIKES! It's alot to absorb but Mama is hanging strong as much as I can...Thank my LUCKY stars for STAMPING! Today I am going to share our weekly Challenge. This week it was a sketch and I tried to do it under 10 minutes like the rest of our team and well...
On your mark, get set, STAMP...
YIKES! It took me 3 minutes to pick, colors, DSP and stamp. Is that good or bad?
3 minutes LEFT! I think Mr. Ticker is speeding up the time...

ARGH! Mr. Ticker won THIS time! He's MEAN he buzzes and beeps. ANGRY little timer.

What took me SO MUCH time is trying to center my sentiment vertically and horizontally and it you can tell in the pic I highlighted one word in each line with black so it says I'm so proud of you vertically...

This is how much time I went OVER!

FINISHED! Wow! I never thought that trying to center the words would take me FOREVER! What do you think?
Paper: Taken with Teal, Sweet Pea DSP, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Taken with Teal
Ribbon: Apricot Appeal
Stamp: Go Graduate (Summer Mini 2010)
Accessories: Taken with Teal and Basic Black marker, Stampin Dimensional
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stampin' Up Convention 2010 Salt Lake City, Utah

Going to Stampin' Up! Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah? ... think about this :)
Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!!!!

Late Night Stampers... WANTS YOU!!!
If you are going to Stampin' Up! Convention this year, 2010, consider going early. Join the Late Night Stampers -- which is FREE! -- and join us at the following pre-Convention events. Love them!
Learn more about joining HERE or copy and paste:
Plan to attend Stampin Up Convention 2010 with us on July 21-24, 2010 at Salt Lake City, Utah!
OUR LNS events start on Monday July 19th and end on Saturday July 24th with Patsy's WOW
event after convention is over.
$180 gives you the "I want it all package"
or you can pick from the events below
Send your payment to using pay pal
or mail a check to
Sherrill Graff
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City NV 89005
if you are sending a check e-mail me and let me know so I can hold your spot.
Monday July 19th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive
Monday Stamp Camp projects are the same on both days
Monday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
Monday Night 7 PM WOWevent by Tami $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.
all at the Radisson
Tuesday July 20th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN
followed by a Tuesday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 FULL
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
then the Tuesday Night 7 PM Reunion party 3 fun projects$35 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive all at the Radisson
Wednesday July 21 Anything New Swap 75+1 at the Radisson behind Convention on sign in day
Wednesday Sign In Day 2pm-4pm Shoe Box Swap Hosted by Mary and Brenda $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
at the Radisson
then a Saturday July 24th 6 PM WOW event by Patsy $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
at the Radisson
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.
All events have prizes and give-a-ways

Monday, April 19, 2010

Summer Mini Swap and SCS CC 160

Hola Amigas! How are you today? How was your weekend? Me everything went well although Solimar's environmental allergies are really taking a toll on her. We have a dr.'s appt tomorrow...She went to see How to Train a Dragon with my sister on Saturday and had a BALL! They said the movie was REALLY GOOD! Anywho...I made this card and 23 others for a Summer Mini Swap I am in. What do you think? and for a little inspiration I used SCS Color Challenge 160. It was to use Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal and Cameo Coral. Talk about out of my comfort zone. But I think it LOOKS GREAT! I am in three spots for the swap so I have a total of 96 items I am making. 3 sets of 24.
Paper: Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, Mellow Moss
Ribbon: Apricot Appeal
Stamp Set: Blissful Bride (Summer Mini 2010), Bella Toile BG
Accessories: Earth Elements watercolor crayons (Cameo Coral)
Friday, April 16, 2010

Stamp-A-Holics 118

Hola Amigas...The name of our Design Team created by Sandi and Carole'Anne is Stamp-A-Holics. LOVE IT. Our first challenge is a color challenge. I want you to come and play with us. You can't resist playing with these beautiful colors. When you are done you can upload to Mr. Linky on Carole'Anne's blog. This is my first entry. My second entry will also be the Color Challene along with the 10 minute challenge that Sandi and Carole'Anne do every Friday. So you can do both on one project (card, scrapbook page, 3_D item) or you can do more than one. I wanted to have one up and early for you so this one wasn't time and had I timed it I would have lost. BIG TIME! This took me FOREVER...You look and your probably saying, WHY? Well I wasn't sure of the layout and I originally wanted to do a sketch BUT this is my first challenge with the DT so I wanted to make it my own design and SO I DID! Be sure to come back later and see if I can make a Desk Caddy in 10 minutes or less...My bet is on Mr. Ticker but we will see...If you decide to play and upload make sure its to the actual post or picture on SCS or other site. And come back and leave me a comment and let me know. I would love to see what you came up with. Vamos a JUGAR! Let's Play!


Paper: Chocolate Chip (base), Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature

Accessories: Cutter Kit, Paper Piecing Tool and Mat Pack, Sponge Daubers, Pewter brads

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Inkspired Tour

Hola Amigas...Como se encuentran hoy? Que lindo le quedaron los proyectos a Madeline, verdad? Me gusta seguir su blog por lo talentosa que es mi amiga...Siempre tiene ideas de lo ultimo. Pues aqui te enseño mis proyectos...El primero es una bolsa de regalo.
Mi segundo proyecto es un a cajita para lapices...Lo estoy haciendo para un Summer Mini Swap.

Ahora pueden seguir para el blog de mi amiga Martha Lu y ver a sus proyectos tan divinos...Hasta la proxima...Muchos besos y abarazos.


Papel: Autumn Splendor DSP, Ruby Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White, Basic Black

Tinta: Black Stazon

Sello: First Day

Cinta: Soft Suede

Accesorios: Perfect Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Scallop Punch, Watercolor Pencils

Monday, April 12, 2010

Business Card Holder and AMAZING NEWS!

Hola Amigas! How are you today? Solimar is back to preschool, YEAH! I LOVE SOLIMAR but she needs school to be with her friends because her Mama is just not cutting it anymore. Today I will share with you this business card holder. It's really simple to make...I used Box #2 die and the top note die both from Stampin' UP. Julie Senomes as I mentioned before is giving my blog a DESPERATE makeover. With that I am also have business cards created to match my blog...So of course I need something to hold them in that is just as pretty as the cards. Well I also have EXCITING news...Carole'Anne and Sandi put a call out for stampers to join their NEW Design Team...Can you see where I am going with this...I made it! YIPPEE! I am one of 9 new Design Team Members...Help me the CONGRATULATE the following ladies that I will have the PLEASURE of getting INKY with...
(no blog, yet!)
Marisol Gutierrez (ME)
Mitzi Lou Luttrull
(no blog, yet!)
Nancy Dawson
Paper: Thorougly Modern DSP
Ribbon: Soft Suede
Accesories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Box #2 die
Sunday, April 11, 2010

Curly Bird

Hola Amigas...How are you? Today was a beautiful day...I love SPRING! and here is a project to show a sign a Spring. It's my curly bird...Well as a paper crafter and MORE you will try anything once. Along time ago I tried quilling and it just wasn't for me but this is right up my alley...Look how pretty...Very Simple to Make...Well I will be back tonight to give you some FAB news...
Paper: Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black
Friday, April 9, 2010

Clean and Simple

Hola, its me again! Here is a Clean and Simple card for you...I really like the simplicity of this card. What do you think? Maybe add some ribbon or some kind of accessory, right? HMMM! Let me think about it...

Paper: Kraft, Cameo Coral
Ink: White Craft
Stamp: Upsy Daisy, Fifth Avenue Floral
Accessories: White Sign Gel Pen, dauber

Awash with Flowers...Again

Hola Amigas! How are you? I can't believe how cold it was today? What happen to my BEAUTIFUL weather? I am still working on finishing my summer mini swaps. Monday I should receive my preorder. YEAH! So I will have all my swaps ready and all I have to do is add the image...Pretty smart, huh? On this card I am using Awash with Flowers....I know, AGAIN? But I really like this set...Once the summer mini products come I will use them....So what are your plans for the weekend? Solimar has a birthday party tomorrow...Which means its HUBBYs turn to go...Speaking of Solimar...Her environmental allergies are at it again...Since Wednesday she has been swollen like a blowfish with hives all over....Today they add drops to her list of meds to take and changed one of her prescriptions agian! Pobrecita! But she is a SUPER TROOPER!
Paper: Barely Banana, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp: Awash with Flowers
Ribbon: Real Red
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Real Red and Mellow Moss markers
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black Eyed Susan

Hola Amigas. Are you enjoying this GLORIOUS weather? I LOVE IT. My little ones LOVE it...No more cabin fever, YEAH! Sorry I haven't been posting as often as I usually do. I have been SUPER busy. I am in a Summer Mini swap...You are going to LOVE the new Summer Mini. So I am just preparing my swaps...I will be posting more often VERY SOON. Also don't forget to come by on April 30. The Royal Blog Tour-The Promise of Spring will be launched. Here is a Trifold card I made using the NEW set Awash with Flowers that you will find in the New Idea Book & Catalog in July. It is a beautiful set. As many as you know I am not a flower on the cards type of chica but slowly but surely I am being converted...In this set this particular flower is not a Full Bloom flower. So I made it a full flower by stamping on the top and on the bottom. Then I added our Chunky Black glitter in the middle...Solimar says it looks like a Black Eyed Susan. That sounds about right...This card also looks great with a flicker tea light inside..It gives such a warm glow...So what do you think?
Paper: Perfect Plum, Vellum, So Saffrom
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp: Awash with Flowers
Accessories: So Saffron marker, Chunky Essentials, Polka Dot EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

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