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Monday, December 19, 2011

Tree Trimmings

Hola Amigas. Happy Monday. Joaquin and Solimar continue to be very sick. They both have pneumonia and bronchitis. It seems to be getting worse. My poor little ones...
Here is another share for JUGS.Here is another sweet and simple holiday card. I wasn't sure whether to add a sentiment to the lower left hand corner. I thought it might be too much. What do you think?
RECIPE: ALL Stampin' UP
Paper: Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Stamp: Tree Trimmings
Ribbon: Old Olive 1/4 Grosgrain
Sunday, December 18, 2011

You're My Type

Hola Amigas. I can't believe a week until Christmas. Where did the time go? Is everyone ready for the holidays? Today I am going to share an Occasions Mini 2012 Sneak Peek. I would love for you to host a workshop with me. The Occassions Mini 2012 is GREAT! I am using the stamp set You're My Type. I made quite a few of these for gifts. If you are still looking for gifts for teachers, co-workers, etc. email me or call me and I can customize it just for you.
This first one is very simple. I got a few suggestions from an SU Amiga. Thank you Sandra.
So I will come back with more details to this one...
This one is SUPER CUTE! I decided to give some dimension by having the paper 3D.
What do you think?
RECIPE: ALL Stampin' UP!
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, First Edition Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo
Stamp: You're My Type
Accessories: Metalic Brads, Basic Rhinestones


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ornament Punch

Hola Amigas! December is HERE! I am HAPPY to say I am SUDSOL's December Featured Stamper. YEAH! I also wanted to create something new not only for SUDSOL but for my upcoming workshop. I made two simple but SUPER NICE cards using the ornament Punch.My first card I punched out the ornament and added DSP behind the open space. You can't tell in the pick but this layer is popped up with dimensionals.My second card uses the ornament punch out from the above card. COOL, huh?
Recycling at its BEST! You can also use this color combo for Just Us Girls.
SUPPLIES: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Holly Berry Bouquet
Stamp: Many Merry Messages, Delightful Decorations
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Ribbon: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain, Garden Green 1/4" Grosgrain
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Dimensionals, Rhinestone

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Let's SCORE


Hola Amigas! You gotta love USTAMP with Dawn and Friends. Our next event/theme will focus on the Simply Scored. You definitely don't want to miss this one. Well you really don't want to miss any of them. They are all FAB! Of course come and see my two new projects...Hope to see you there...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Cards...

Hola Amigas! December will be here in 2 days time..,and that means Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye. I have a craft fair this weekend. I have been busy creating, creating, creating.
Here is one of the cards I created. This one is simple. I wanted to have a variety of stamping level cards. You can't tell in picture but the Very Vanilla is smooch spritz with gold.
This card is BEAUTIFUL! If I do say so myself. This one I cased from Kathy.I also made bottle cap necklaces. I hope these do well. Solimar and Joaquin both liked them.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Stamp: Dasher, Jolly Bingo Bits
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Stazon
Ribbon: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Marina Mist (1/4 grosgrain), Baja Breeze Seam Binding
Accessories: Bottle Caps and Epoxy Covers (NON-SU), Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Circle Scissor, 1" Circle Punch, SU Markers (More Mustard, Real Red, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Hola Amigas! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I can't believe it's this week. Looking forward to GREAT company and GOOD eats! Well today I am sharing my 2nd project for USTAMP with Dawn and Friends. This session is Knockout Punches!
LOVE, LOVE my color combo. This was a little difficult in that I haven't made a card set for USTAMP so had no idea what I wanted to make, let alone what punch art I was going to create...but am happy with the end result. What do you think?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Give Thanks

Hola Amigas! I can't believe we are in mid-November. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Do you cook? I certainly do not. I bake...Same-Difference, right?
Here are some fall Thank Yous I made for my hubby. I always have to use Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. So it DAMPENS my mojo. I cased this from Mary Fish. The only difference is my hubby didn't want any of the brads nor did he want fish tails on the ribbon. I did end up changing the ribbon from satin to grograin.
Recipe: ALL Stampin UP
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamp: Hand Penned Holidays, Gently Falling
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Ribbon: Basic Black Satin
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Serene Snowflakes...

Hola Amigas! Today we are going to meet Santa (the NY Macy's Day Santa) at Rutgers University. He came to visit an event my hubby was giving for his program. I made the following for a basket. There was quite a few baskets that attendees got to put tickets in to win them. I was happy to see alot of tickets in my bucket.
I made the a box of the Season's Greeting cards. On the card I used the technique Dazzling Diamond Dust. I used the technique on the Nugget Tin Band as well as the Bookmarks.
Had I had more time to put something together I definitely would have added more.
Monday, October 24, 2011

EEK...USTAMP Knockout Punches

EEK! USTAMP with Dawn and Friends Knockout Punches is AMAZING! You don't want to miss all the top pound for pound UNDISPUTED Stampions...
Here is the first project I shared this session...
and here is the matching card...
I hope you can Roll with the Punches!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

USTAMP and Holly Berry Purse

Hola Amigas! How is everyone doing? Here is my second project for USTAMP with Dawn and Frineds-Paper Parade. Every USTAMP I think WOW, this has to be the best...but Dawn and the artists always keep stepping up their creativity. Wait until you see the artwork in our next round. So what do you think of this one? I have to say that I am amazed at my photography. Dawn is not only an AWESOME upline but she is a GREAT friend. She taught me how to take better pics...LOVE IT! Gotta LOVE a well rounded UPLINE!
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bags, Bags, Bags with USTAMP with Dawn and Friends

Hola Amigas. Hope everyone is enjoying the BRISK fall weather. We sure are even though Joaquin is STILL sick. Here is the project that I designed for USTAMP with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade. It is so difficult to create for the men in our lives. But I love how these bags came together. As well as the origami shirts. These can easily be used for ALL the occasions that come up to celebrate MEN!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Very Merry

Hola Amigas! I can't believe I am already getting ready for Christmas. I have an upcoming Craft Fair. This is one of the items I will be selling. They make GREAT teacher and co-worker gifts. If you are interested please let me know! I love these new stamp sets. Well Joaquin is still sick. I haven't slept in about a week. He wakes up about every hour on the hour. UGH!
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP (Holiday Mini 2011)
Stamp: It's a Wrap Holidays, Pines & Poinsettas (both Holiday Mini 2011)
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Ribbon: Real Red Grosgrain (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gently Falling

Hola Amigas! This is one of my favorite seasons. I love seeing the leaves change colors. I love all the different color mums. The air is crisp. My house will either smell like apple pie or pumpkin pie due to all the baking. What is your favorite thing about Autumn. This was a SUPER SIMPLE No Layer card I created for my workshop. I focused on the stamp set Gently Falling from the Holiday Mini 2011. What do you think?
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Gently Falling, Hand-Penned Holidays
Ink: More Mustard, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Ribbon: Linen Thread

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spice Cake Wreath

Hola Amigas! BRRR! Fall is in the AIR! WOW, I can't believe how the weather has changed so quickly. It's COLD! Of course for those that know me, my house is already decorated for the Fall. I love decorating. What do you think of my wreath? I figured I would make a Fall one first just in case I don't have time to make one using Halloween DSP. I LOVE IT! I think I am going to switch out the Marina Mist Ribbon for Spice Cake Fabric. What do you think?
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock
Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Hemp
Accessories: Antique Brads, Rhinestone Brads, Spice Cake Buttons, Simply Scor
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Knockout Punches! USTAMP with Dawn and Friends

Knockout Punches will be focusing on showcasing Stampin' Up! PUNCHES from the USA/Canada 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalog as well as the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog!!
Is DAWN amazing or what? What will she come up with NEXT? Hope you will join us for an OUTSTANDING group of designers and their artwork!
Monday, September 19, 2011

INK4U-Fall Edition

Hola Amigas! How is everyone doing on this BRISK September day? We are doing well. This week will be a busy one. Solimar has CCD, Dance and Girl Scouts. Busy, Busy, Busy. I am also finishing the last details for Joaquin's Birthday party on Saturday. We have caution tape, and safety cones and new trucks to play with in the sand and dirt...and so much MORE! Today I am sharing the project I made for INK4U. It is a Bingo Set. I made two pockets for my Bingo Chips and Calling Cards. If you are intersted in the details please visit INK4U website.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Frightful Sight DSP
Stamp: Spooky Bingo Bits, Bingo
Ink: Stazon Black, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry, White Baker's Twine
Accessories: Scallop Enevlope Die, Big Shot, 1" Circle and Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School

WOW! Solimar will begins the First Grade TODAY! She loves school and of course we got the teacher we wanted. YEAH! I remember when I was a kid that whenever I saw the sunflowers it was my indicator as to how close school was about to begin. By the end of summer they were higher than my sisters and I. I have come to do the same with Solimar. Baby Girl, I HOPE you have an EXTRAORDINARY year because I wouldn't expect nothing LESS than that from
MY EXTRAORDINARY DAUGHTER!
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Rose Red, More Mustard, First Edition DSP, Garden Green
Ink: More Mustard, Early Espresso
Stamp: Sunflower
Ribbon: Garden Green
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border
Monday, September 5, 2011

Calling All Builders, Big and Small

Hola Amigas! I can't believe that at the end of the month Joaquin will be 3. He is getting so big, so fast. He LOVES construction trucks. Like SERIOUSLY fascinated by them. So of course the theme for his party this year is trucks. I can't believe there is no STAMPING! YIKES!I originally just adhered everything to the base. But when I showed Joaquin he DID NOT approve because there was no movement. So now the wheels go round and the back dumps. Thanks to Lynn Pratt for the tutorial. You are PHENOMENAL!
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Summer Sun (retired), Brilliant Blue (retired), Really Rust (retired), Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Metallic Brads, Corner Rounder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet
Thursday, September 1, 2011

USTAMP Art on the Go

Hola Amigas! This is my second project that is being featured on USTAMP with Dawn and Friends-I Heart the Holidays! It is an Art on the Go case.
This is the Art Case open. On the left side is a large pocket for a coloring book. The right side has individual pockets for color pencils or skinny markers and there is also a larger pocket on the right for glue and scissors.
Here is the matching card.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze
Ribbon: Real Red Satin, Garden Green Grosgrain, Whisper White Taffeta
Accessories: Candy Cane Christmas Fabric, Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet, Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll
Thursday, August 25, 2011

USTAMP Hostess with the Mostess

Hola Amigas! Here is my first project that is being featured on USTAMP with Dawn and Friends-I Heart the Holidays! I made a ruffled apron using the Timeless Portrait fabric.
Here is the matching card.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamp: Tagtastic
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim, Timeless Portrait Fabric, Fun Flowers, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Antique Brad
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

USTAMP with Dawn and Friends...Paper Parade

WOW! We are now preparing for our next session of USTAMP with Dawn and Friends. Paper Parade will be focusing on showcasing Stampin' Up! Paper from the USA/Canada 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalog as well as the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog! AMAZING, right? Of course I am FORTUNATE to have been asked to be a Creative Crew Girl again! YEAH, ME! If you would like to join us visit USTAMP with Dawn and Friends! Of course I get to give away 2 FREE passes to 2 NEW Friends...leave me a comment and a link to your blog or gallery!
Saturday, July 30, 2011

GAB 26-Surprise Challenge

Today's Surprise Challenge is Christmas Gifts. Please play along and create a 3D project for Christmas Gift Giving.
Monday, July 25, 2011

Crayon Roll

Hola Amigas! Happy Monday! I am GLAD that the weather is not as SEVERLY HOT as it has been...Have you seen the new fabric from Stampin' UP! LOVE THEM! There are three new additions to the fabric line. Here is a new project I have made not only for my nephew's birthday but to also sell at craft fairs...

Here is the Crayon Roll opened. It holds 16 crayons. Never LOSE a crayon in the car or on a trip again! And the next picture shows it closed. I added ribbon so you can just Roll it and tie it up.

These make GREAT birthday gifts, stocking stuffers and MORE! If you are interested in one or more of these please email me atouchof_sol@yahoo.com

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!

Ribbon: Real Red 5/8' Grosgrain

Accessories: Candy Cane Christmas fabric, non-SU (thread, interfacing, crayola crayons)
Saturday, July 23, 2011

GAB 25-Technique Challenge

Hola Amigas! What a BEAUTIFUL Saturday! What plans do you have today? Today we have a Technique Challenge: Rock N Roll at Gimme A Break Challenge Blog. I hope you will play along with us. Here is my sample...What do you think? This is my first time using this stamp. I like it...I haven't done this technique in a long time...LOVE IT! Gotta use it more.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Stamp Set: Ornate Blossom

Ink: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip

Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Pearls
Friday, July 22, 2011

Stamp-a-Holics Challenge 179-3D Challenge

Hola Amigas. How are you? Are you surviving the sweltering Heat Wave? Today we are going to see Kung Fu Panda 2. Then to AC Moore to buy more decorative Duck Tape. Then HOPEFULLY back home for lunch and naps. Today our 3D Challenge is brought to us by Nancy Dawson. The challenge is to make a 3D gift idea. This is what I came up with. A cute way to gift a bracelet to my neice. I saw this idea when Demo Reporters from SU Convention were sharing all the ideas they got to see In Person. Look how cute? This is one of the stamps in the NEW IB&C. It's called Kidoodles. Do you see the tie dyed paper inside. It's a coffee filter. You will need a plate and two to three ink refills. Place a couple of drops of each on the plate. I used Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise. Then spritz with water and lay the coffee filter over it.
You can let it air dry or use your Heat Tool.

I hope you will play along with the Stamp-A-Holics.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP!

Paper: Melon Mambo Textured, Pretty in Pink

Stamp: Kidoodles

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Refills (Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise)

Ribbon: Pretty in Pink Taffeta

Accessories: Pretty in Pink marker, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Crop-o-dile, Cutter Kit
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Designs 237-Sketch Challenge


Hola Amigas! Here is another with the Divas! I can't believe we are halfway thru summer vacation. We just got back from a long vacation at the shore. It was FANTASTIC. Solimar and Joaquin had such a GREAT time. And it didnt stop there...We got back and then headed back to the shore on Sunday and then to the lake on Monday. The icing on the cake was I also was able to spend time with my friends the Crafty Chicas on Saturday to stamp and create...

Here is my take on this week's challenge. I hope you will play along.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Ink: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla Craft

Stamp: Precious Butterfliese (Hostess)

Accessories: Pearls, Dimensionals

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