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Friday, January 28, 2011

Stamp-A-Holics Color Challenge 154

Hola Amigas! I can't believe its Friday. Where did the week go? Yesterday ALOT of snow fall. Thank goodness our neighbor Kenny has a snowblower. He was kind enough (LIKE ALWALYS) to really help us. Aramis, my hubby, took Solimar to see Disney on Ice. She had a really good time. Well today's challenge is brought to us by Cynthia. I hope you will play along with the Stamp-A-Holics. I kept it simple which isn't usual for me, I think I like it. What do you think?
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: So Saffron, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive
Stamp: Happiness Shared
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Taffeta
Accessories: Rose Red and So Saffron markers, Blender Pen




Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Designs Color Challenge

Hola Amigas! How everyone doing? Solimar, Joaquin and I are both sick as dogs. Joaquin and I have been both running fevers and none of us are really eating much. Solimar just went back to school yesterday after being out for a week. Joaquin did really well in his library class. I have been busy with GS. As well as making two sets of wedding invitations.
On to this weeks challenge. It's a color challenge.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Elements of Style

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Designs 211-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas! Diva Time! You have to love playing along with the Divas. I DO! Here is our sketch for this week. Because Valentine's Day is around the corner I thought I would make my sketch Filled with LOVE! So what do you think? I like this NEW set in the Occassions Mini...Too Cute?
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Red Glimmer (Occassions Mini)
Stamp: Valentine Defined (Occassions Mini)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red
Ribbon: Bashful Blue, Real Red
Accessories: XL Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Pinking Hearts Border
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sketches in Thyme

Here is this weeks sketch at Sketches in Thyme. Its is a really pretty sketch and I hope you play along with the Sketchy Mavens. I am pretty busy with getting everything ready for my Girl Scout Troop Meeting tomorrow. Cookie Sales start on the 20th. YIKES! I asked Solimar what her sales goal is and she says " 2000 Mom". I explain its ALOT and may be to high. She says "I can do it Mom". So there you go...We have until March to reach Solimar's goal. Wish us LUCK!
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP (unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Stamp: Build a Blossom, Elements of Style
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Pearls (non-SU)






Friday, January 14, 2011

Stamp A Holics 152-Inspiration Challenge

Hola Amigas. Today is Friday and that means playing with the Stamp A Holics. It was my week and I provided an Inspiration Challenge. This challenge is two-fold. You can make a wedding card or you can make a summer/warm/destination card.I chose to do a wedding card. This is a sample of a wedding invitation I made for a current Bride to Be. I LOVE the way it turned out. To put the rhinestones was CRAZY! So what do you think? Don't forget to play with us.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Ribbon: Organza
Stamp: Always Elegant
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plates, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Rhinestones

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Hola Amigas...Can you believe it? I was given this Blog Award by two beautiful and amazing friends. Thank you Sonia (She and I are Designers for INKspiration 4U) and Laurie (She and I are Designers for USTAMP with Dawn and Friends). For accepting this, there are a couple of things I need to do. First, I need to tell you 8 things about myself that you may not know.
So, here goes:
1. I go OVERBOARD when organizing. There is a label and/or container for EVERYTHING.

2. I am a Girl Scout Leader. Cookie sales begin January 20.

3. I was a Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher before becoming a Mami. I miss teaching.

4. I was a Pampered Chef Consultant and a Baby Signs Instructor (taught sign language to hearing babies and children)

5.Every room in my house is a different color. My bedroom is Cajun Craze, Solimar's is Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst, Joaquin's is Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake, Small Bathroom is Bashful Blue and Basic Black...You get the picture.

6. I decorate my house every month with a theme/holiday.

7. I am a Harry Potter JUNKIE.

8. I am a Twilight Saga JUNKIE.

Now the second part is to award this to 8 amazing women. Now I would pick the same ladies that gave it to me but I want to pick 8 different artists.






6. Julie Semones http://inkedujour.com/
(Shamless PLUG-She designed my blog, biz cards, siggy.
If you are in need please contact her she is AWESOME!)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Designs 210-Color Challenge

Hola Amigas! A SNOW DAY. These are the perfect colors to play with today. I hope you will play along with the Divas.
So what do you think? This is not the direction I wanted to go in but I like the end result.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Rich Regals DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Night of Navy
Ribbon: Bashful Blue (retired)
Stamp: Always Elegant, Happiness Shared
Accessories: Dimensionals, Markers (Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Treat Box Card for USTAMP with Dawn and Friends

Hola Amigas! As you know I am a Guest Designer for USTAMP with Dawn and Friends. This is the project I showcased. We had to use a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock with no LEFTOVERS. The other cool thing is that no one EVER uses the same color combo and ALL colors are used. Not only that I was asked to come back...YEAH ME! I am so excited. There is still time to come on over and see all the GORGEOUS artwork.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP


Monday, January 10, 2011

USTAMP with Dawn and Friends Swap

Hola Amigas! UGH! Can you believe that we are going to get ALOT of snow. I have been watching the news and see that many states have TONS already. Well before you know it, it will be Valentine's Day. Here a swap I made for June on USTAMP with Dawn and Friends.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Stamp: Valentine Defined (Occassions Mini 2011)
Ribbon: Real Red
Accessories: Corner Round Punch, Metal Sheet(non-SU), Sanding Block, Framed Tulips EF

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stamp A Holics 151-3D Challenge

Hola Amigas...Another day to have fun with my SAH sisters! The challenge this week comes from Nancy Dawson. It's a Tissue Box Cover. I hope you will play along with us. Nancy has also provided a tutorial on our Stamp A Holics blog. Here is my take on her challenge.I know, I know...no stamping. But this beautiful DSP speaks for itself. This is from the NEW 2011 Occassions Mini. You have to buy it. There is also coordinating fabric and buttons...How can you resist?

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Rose Red (textured), Springtime Vintage DSP (2011 Occassions Mini)
Ribbon: Crochet Trim Victoria
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sponge Dauber








Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Design 209-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas. How are you doing? Well Hubby and I both have the flu. Joaquin has bronchitis and Solimar has postal nasal drip and really bad asthma. YEAH! Way to start the New Year. It seems that I haven't played with the Divas in so long. We have a sketch challenge for you this week. I truly like the simplicity of the design.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Lap of Luxury DSP, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla
Ink: Concord Crush
Stamp: Messages for Mom
Ribbon: Concord Crush
Accessories: Cutter Kit


Sketches in Thyme

Hola Amigas! How is everyone? This is the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme. Where I am one of the Sketchy Mavens. I hope you will come and play. Here is how I interpreted the sketch.RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade (IN COLORS), Whisper White, Sunny Garden DSP
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set: The Nicest Things
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Markers (Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Blush Blosson-retired), sponge


Monday, January 3, 2011

Oh My Word!



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Last Project posted March 3, 2011

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Join us for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Oh My Word!! Edition 2011!! Every project will have something to say and you will want to be there to hear all about it!!


I am especially excited to announce that for the very first time, UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! will be showcasing every single project with at least one word. Sometimes a single word says it all and sometimes several words are the right fit. Big words, little words and everything in between...come and be inspired by projects that speak to all of us and get your creativity soaring!!

The Occasions Mini Catalog, Sale-a-bration Brochure and IB&C Hostess Products as well as some other seasonal catalog favorites, take Center Stage for this event!! Talk about FUN!! This is going to be another CAN NOT MISS Event that everyone will be tallking about!!

Do I really need to say again how much Color Combo's ROCK??!! I know, you know!! Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right??!! The Oh My Word!! Edition 2011 event will include a different Color Combo with every project and by the end of the event, ALL 40+ of the SU! colors will have been used in a project. 40+ different projects with at least one word, with 40+ coordinating cards & envelopes, with PDF's, in 20 days...you will be bursting with inspiration!! We are talkin' reving your Creative Mojo to the MAX!! Seriously??!! This is a tremendous value that you CAN'T pass up!!

Don't we all deserve a few minutes of fun to help us re-charge and enjoy what we love??!! Of course we do!! One of the many great things about UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! is that YOU create when YOU are ready. LOVE the projects, but don't have time to make them yourself right away?? No worries!! The website will remain open for many months, ready when you are to create so you won't miss out

Here is what you can expect when you join us...

* 40+ Projects...every single one with at least one word!!

* 40+ unique Color Combos...using every single SU! Color...no color gets left behind


* 40+ co-ordinating cards with co-ordinating stamped/embellished envelopes

* ALL 40+ Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo's

* Designer hosted chats with LOTS of prizes

* Open Chat Room 24x7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* A totally cool blinkie for your website/blog
Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Hola Amigas! I hope everyone enjoyed their Holidays. Can you believe it's over? Well it's the first of the month and that means a new challenge for Scrapping the Moments. This month my challenge to you is Masculine Cards. I find this quite difficult for me. So I am challenging myself that when I attempt a sketch or color challenge I will also do a masculine card with the same sketch or color scheme. What about you? Are you up for the challenge? My card uses a BRAND NEW Stamp Set called Plane & Simple. It's from the 2011 Occassions Mini catalog that goes live on January 4. If you would like this set or MANY more from the Occassions Mini just give me a call or email me.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Plane & Simple (Occassions Mini 2011)
Ribbon: So Saffron (Retired)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button (retired), corner rounder punch, dimensionals

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