Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christmas in July

You will see alot of Christmas cards. I am starting super early. I had so many orders last year for sets that I want to be even MORE ready. Well today is a BEAUTIFUL day. Solimar and Joaquin are at the park and me I should be CREATING but I have to clean first...We might see our cousin Jose from PR. So we have to be ready for plan changes at a whim (LIKE ALWAYS).

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon
Ribbon: Whisper White taffeta
Stamp: Holiday Lineup
Accessories: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso markers, Dazzling Diamonds
Friday, July 30, 2010

SAH 130-Color Challenge

Hola Amigas...Today's challenge is brought to us by Delys. It seems so long since the DTs been together...But it's only been a week since we did Sage's scrapbook layout and then The Dynamic Diva Duo (CaroleAnne and Sandi) were at convention. Anywho look at the beautiful colors Delys chosen for us. Now what am I going to do with these colors... Do you see the ribbon? That is the work of Mr. Joaquin...
Okay I think I am going to start with a Whisper White base...I RARELY do that...but I think it will work.
and then i need to start because I don't have Baja Breeze cardstock, YET...I will go with Old Olive and I am going to emboss it using Vintage Wallpaper folder...Okay starting to look good...Now i have to bring Baja Breeze and Real Red...well the Real Red I am going to use ribbon...I am looking at all my new DSP to see if anyof them have Baja Breeze..I know that Sunny Garden, Pawsitively Prints and Lap of Luxury don't...I think I have Greenhouse Gala but I haven't used it yet...HMMM! Hey it does have Baja Breeze...Doing the happy dance...PROCEED! I am going to punch 1 1/4 squares from the DSP.
Looks Good...This paper has flowers that fit my punch PERFECTLY...
How much time do I have left? See I see Senor Asqueroso and instead of focusing on the 3 minutes I have left...I see the word Taylor and Taylor Lautner comes to mind along with Robert Pattinson...I am such a COUGAR!
Okay just need Real Red and a sentiment...I am going to use the Matchbox die for a label.
and Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess for the sentiment...
and DONE! I made it yes with NO MINUTES TO SPARE...

RECIPE: All Stampin UP
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Gardenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Real Red
Ribbon: Real Red
Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, 1 1/4 square punch, Matchbox Die
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I have had the new owl punch for some time and finally got to play with it...This is what I came up with. I am pretty sure I will revise it for more WOW! I don't have the Woodgrain Background Stamp so I inked up the Distressed Plate in Kit #4 and ran it thru the Big Shot...I love the effect.

Paper: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints II
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade,
Ribbon: Old Olive Ribbon
Stamp: Occassional Quotes
Accessories: Two-Step Owl XL Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Modern Label Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We Like Demonstrators!

Not only is it FUN and FA-BU to be Stampin' UP demonstrator...It's also fun to be a Stampin' UP employee! Look at the LOVE!


Extra! Extra! Stampin’ Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31,
in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!
From July 27 to August 31, Stampin’ Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin’ Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!
(Join today and be ready August 1st for the demonstrator preorders from the holiday mini that can be placed to include HOSTESS BENEFITS as well as earn a commission/discount)

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include

A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
Free stamp sets only available to hostesses
(with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
Free Stampin’ Up! products of your choice!

*Book a Personalized Creative Night/afternoon/Morning out at your place with your friends
*Book a Personalized Creative Night/afternoon/Morning out to be held here at my place
*Book a Party in a box – my version of a catalog show
*Place a personal order of $150 or more to begin earning hostess benefits

Beautiful Wings

Isn't this breathtaking...I love this embosslit...The beautiful new colors in the catalog are AMAZING! Stampin' UP! has really done it with the Color Renovation and all the new embellies...Here I used the NEW Basic Rhinestones...

Paper: Poppy Parade (In Color), Peach Parfait (In Color), Crumb Cake, Sunny Garden DSP, Daffoil Delight
Ink: Poppy Parade
Acessories: Basic Rhinestones, Beautiful Wings embosslit

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

So Many Ways to use a Punch...

I like the way they used the ornament punch on page 35 of the catty that I wanted to try it on a card...What do you think? I really like it...This will definately be a sample I will be offering when I sell my Christmas cards...

Paper: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Wild Wasabi (can use Versamark), Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays
Ribbon: Gold Elastic Cord
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Pewter Brad, Sponge Dauber

Friday, July 23, 2010


Hola Amigas. Today is the Christmas in July Event. It is being held at the Morrisville Senior Center. If you are in the Jersey or Pennsylvania area stop on by...There will be good Puerto Rican cooking, Stampin UP by ME (of course), Pampered Chef, Clinique, Free Child IDs, Temporary tattoos and MORE! Here are just two Rag Bags of MANY that I made for this fair. I will be taking orders but the ones that don't sell will be put up for sale here on my blog on Sunday. Bags are $35.00 with matching pin...
This one is green inside and of course has my siggy square at the bottom.
Here is the bottom of this one...and the side are green as well. The inside is a pattern of different squares that coordinate...
And this is the outside of the bag same on the other side.
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square die, fabric
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Earth Angels

Hola Amigas...We had a 50s floor Challenge on VC ROCKS...So I picked the song Earth Angel...I cased this from Ilina Crouse. I am so grateful to and for Sharon. She lent me this stamp set so I can make some cards for the craft fair on Friday. If you are near Morrisville, PA let me know and I can give you the deets about the event...I watercolored this BEAUTIFUL angel with Brocade Blue (retired) and the background is watercolored with Crushed Curry (retired). Her wings are watercolored with White Shimmer Paint...and she is actually stamped on Shimmer cardstock...GORGEOUS IRL! Check out my new siggy. Don't you just love it...Julie did a FA-BU job with my blog, siggy, watermark and business cards...they all coordinate...she even made new buttons for me...I love how she added the sun in the word Sol...If you are looking to revamp your blog make sure you contact Julie Semones...

Paper: Crushed Curry (retired), Brocade Blue (retired), Shimmer White
Ink: Stazon Black
Ribbon: White Organza
Stamp: Holy Triptych (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Brocade Blue markers, Shimmer Paint

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Hola Amigas. It's VC ROCKS BLOG HOP time. So what did you think of Mimi's artwork? We are ALL so talented at VC ROCKS. This month's theme is New Catty Items. Here I used the new Embossing Folder Elegant Lines (LOVE IT) and Level 3 Hostess set Occassional Quotes (LOVE IT). It has many quotes for ALL occassiones. Email me to learn how you can earn it FREE! This is one of the MANY samples for my sister's Thank Yous for her Bridal Shower. Yesterday we went to do a trial make up run and she looked GORGEOUS! Can't wait for it to be over! Her friend and Maid of Honor ( I am the Matron) gifted us a MAC makeup artist for the wedding...Now off you go to Holly's Stampin Corner.
Paper: Perfect Plum, So Saffron
Ribbon: Very Vanilla, Gold (Holiday Mini 2009)
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, 1 1/2 circle punch
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inkspired Tour de Julio

Hola Amigas...Aqui estamos con otro mes y el Inkspired Tour. Pues como le gustaron los proyectos de Madeline? Ella tiene un talento DIVINO. Me gusta mucho el nuevo papel de diseno Gala Greenhouse que Madeline uso. Y el "punch" de buho...Que CHULERIA. Mi primer proyecto es para chiquitos. Hice 30 para un "craft fair" que tengo la semana que viene. Ves el "brad" en la esquina guanta 5 imagenes diferentes usando este sello.
El segundo proyecto "triangle box" tambien lo hice para el "craft fair". Hice 30 diferentes para que vean que se puede usar para difrente ocasiones...Lo ultimo que me falta para estos dos proyectos es un "tag" en el frente para que no sean tan sencillos...
Ahora sigues para el "blog" de Carolina.
Monday, July 12, 2010

The Big 6-0

Hola Amigas! How is everyone on this HOT, HOT day? Well the bridal shower came and went. YEAH! Now for the wedding. I made these apron invites for a friend who is giving a surprise party to someone in her family. Don't want to give away too much just in case...I really like the way they came out. So what do you think???
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ribbon: Black Gingham (retired)
Stamp: Over the Hill (retired), Print Pattern (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Ticket Corner Punch, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Cropodile
Saturday, July 10, 2010

INKspiration Winners

Hola Amigas...I am so TOTALLY exhausted...Today was my sister's bridal shower...Very nice and intimate...GLAD ITS for the WEDDING! Anywho...Solimar picked the two names from a hat...The first winner of leaving comments is Maxine Rebeles and the winner for an order placed is Loretta Rodgers...Congrats LADIES! Wait until you see the projects that we have for you in this edition...
Monday, July 5, 2010

Here Comes the Bride(smaid) DSP

Hola Amigas! I can't believe it...I AM DONE! My sister's invitations are DONE! and ready to be mailed tomorrow! Aye Dios was a LONG process.
So what do you think? I love the way they came out...
So how was everyone's Fourth of July? We had a good time. Friday we saw fireworks in a park nearby. Saturday we saw Fireworks in our neighbor's front yard..Big Kenny gave us a nice show...He bought sparklers for the kids and that was big hit. Yesterday we had a BBQ at Clari's (my sis) house. Solimar, Joaquin and Armani (my nephew) had a BLAST in the slip n slide, the sprinkler and of course a mini pool...Today I have to clean up my wedding mess and start on a BIGGER mess. I have my first vendor fair coming up and I have create, create, create...I will be making ALOT of rag bags...SO if you want one please email me with your order and prefered colors...Pues, until later...ADIOS!
Paper: Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Taffeta
Stamp: Wedding Sweet
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch
Friday, July 2, 2010

SAH 129 Inspiration Challenge

Hola Amigas! What do you think about Becky's Inspiration photo. Here is what I think of her photo...I am at the beach in Puerto Rico drinking some cold iced tea or a beverage of my choice...I can feel the sand at my feet the warm sun on my skin and every once in awhile the spray of the ocean on my face...THEN I hear to little monsters coming from behind SCREAMING MAMA MAMA and then I wake up and the bubble POPS! Oh well! So let's begin!
I see Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla I also see the beautiful shells...I like the back one and it reminds me of Becky's card where she used Bravo Burgandy and Pretty in Pink.
So these are the products I will work with...Give or take.
and here is Senor Asqueroso playing with my Linen Thread...On your mark, get set GO!
I am going to start with Crumb Cake as my base and keep layering.
My next layer will be Bravo Burgandy.and then I layered Bridesmaid DSP (which I will color in a second with Pretty in Pink) and then my image will be stamped on Very Vanilla...Where did the time go??? How do I go from 10 minutes to this just by layering and cutting cardstock..and of course Senor Asqueroso is taunting me...Maybe I should tie that linen thread ALL around him...tee hee
I will be using Hostess Level 1 stamp set Because I Care..It's a BEAUTIFUL stamp set...You know you want it so call me or email me and place an order...2 minutes 28 seconds left...
This is what took the rest of my time...I haven't mounted all my clear mounts in this set and I wanted to use the sentiment because I care...
TIME's UP! Here you see I colored my DSP with Pretty in Pink and I shaded the middle of the flowers with Pretty in Pink as well.
TaDa! It is such an AWESOME feeling when you get to create your own sketch...Yes this came from my pretty little head...LOVE IT! I used both Old Olive and Bravo Burgandy ink pads with my blender pen to color in the flowers and the stem...
Paper: Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft), Bravo Burgandy, Bridesmaid DSP (retired), Very Vanilla
Ribbon: Linen Thread
Stamp: Because I Care (Hostess Level 1 2010-2011)
Ink: Stazon Black, Bravo Burgandy, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Brayer, Modern Label Punch, Blender Pen, Pretty in Pink and Bravo Burgandy Markers, Word Window Punch, Cutter Kit (distressing)

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