Monday, December 31, 2012

Late Night Stampers

Hola Amigas! Sorry I haven't blogged. I had the flu...then on top of that I got bronchitis...Lucky Me! I do have good news. Late Night Stampers now has a Challenge Blog. AWESOME!
So here are some rules
  •  Anyone can play along!
  • All samples must be at least 90% Stampin Up products.
  • You have a full week to play along and add your sample to the linky tool.
  • You MUST link to only the post that has the challenge item--NOT YOUR HOME PAGE OF YOUR BLOG!!! Your samples will be deleted if they do not link directly to the project!
  • Have fun and be sure to check out the other players too!
These weeks Challenge is Snowflakes...
I hope you will play along and link up. I would love to see what you create!
Friday, December 14, 2012

Merry KISSmas!

Hola Amigas! How is everyone doing? Countdown to Christmas is getting shorter and shorter? Where is the time going? What do you think of these cute little trees? Hershey Kisses and Hershey Nuggets, YUM! I LOVE and APPRECIATE my Girl Scout Moms. Here is a little gift I made them to show my LOVE and APPRECIATION for their continued support, help and all the laughs.
I will also be at Sayen Elementary School tonight so come by and say HI!

Paper: Real Read, Soft Suede
Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss (retired)
Friday, December 7, 2012

Tis the Season

Hola Amigas! Today I will be at the Mercerville Elementary School Holiday Shoppe. I hope you will come by and visit me and do some Holiday Shopping. Here are one of the items I will have for sale. It's a mini journal covered with our Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper (DSP). They also have a mini pen. As you will see below I have also put them in cello bags for easy gift giving...
These will make great gifts for co-workers, girl scouts, boys and girls and YOU! Solimar and Joaquin (my kiddies) always have a a journal with them. I hope you will come by...
I will also be taking custom orders. See you soon!

Paper: Festival of Prints DSP, Matching Cardstock Colors on BACK
(Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, etc)
Ribbon: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Journals and Mini Pens (Staples)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scentsacional Hot Cocoa Gift

Hola Amigas! Here is a cute GIFT GIVING idea for co-workers, classmates, girl scouts, boy scouts, teachers, etc. It's a Holiday Cocoa Packet and Candy Cane. TOO CUTE! I placed them in a cello bag too. A nice, warm cup of cocoa and a few delicious cookies 
are all anyone needs to make their holiday merry and bright!
I love this stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. 
It also comes with matching framelits. 
I cased this idea from Dawn Olchefske.
I will be selling these in two upcoming craft fairs. 
Are you interested in purchasing these cute gifts just send me an email at

RECIPE: All Stampin' UP!
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim
Stamp: Scentsational Season
Ink: Gumball Green, Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelit Dies, Rhinestone Jewel

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Add Sparkle

Hola Amigas! This week the LNS Challenge is Add Sparkle. We can easily do that with Stampin' UP!s Glimmer Paper. I have been holding a Kids Card Class once a month and this is one of the cards they made in November. Would you like to come to an Adult class? or have a child(ren) that would like to attend the kids class. Just send me an email atouchof_sol I would love to have you and your child(ren) join. So have you decorated yet? I have both trees up and They are both decorated but we will continue to add more everyday in December. If you know me for the past 12 years I have decorated 2-3 trees in my home and have NEVER EVER repeated the ornaments (I know I am crazy) but this year I have only repeated one. The Black and White tree...I LOVE IT! Except that this year we will add count down to Christmas ornaments. The other tree is all new ornaments. We decided this year that we would make every single ornament. It's been fun really fun and we have so much more to add. We even made a chain garland. 
Here are two of the ornaments they made. They each filled the ornament with snow and then drew themselves as snowmen. Aramis and I also have one but a bigger ornament.
Recipe: Stampin' UP! (Santa Card)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: 1" circle punch, 1" square punch, Stampin' UP! Trimmer

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gently Falling

Hola Amigas. I had the pleasure of teaching two lovely ladies 4 techniques on Tuesday. Here is one of the cards that we made. This one uses the watercolor crayon technique. I forgot how fun it was to use the crayons. Here are quick instructions. Choose your stamp. Here I used Gently Falling. Wet your stamp using an Aqua Painter. Pick about three colors. Here I choose More, Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red. Color your wet stamp with each color starting with the lightest color first. When your happy with color saturation stamp on your cardstock or watercolor paper. Once it is dried use the line imaged stamp to stamp over the solid image. Here I did so in Early Espresso. Over the next couple of days I will show you the other cards we made. If you would like to take a class with me to learn this technique and more or need the products to create this card please feel free to email me. SUPPLIES: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp(s): Gently Falling, Hand-Penned Holidays (retired)
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Neutrals Brads
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

Hola Amigas! I guess you can say Summer is offically OVER. Solimar starts 2nd grade on Wednesday. We are SUPER HAPPY with the teacher she will have. Wishing my baby girl a GREAT school year. The card I am sharing with you today is the Thank You cards I made for Anya's Birthday. Remeber the Tea Party she had. I kept the theme and color scheme of the purse favors I made for her. What do you think? I really like this Designer Series Paper?
Which DSP is your favorite?
RECIPE: Stampin' UP!
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Floral District DSP, Lucky Limeade
Stamp: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Anya's Favors

Purse favors! TOO CUTE! I made these for Anya's favors. I filled them a Bottle Cap Necklace and Bracelet using images for the movie Alice and Wonderland. I also added a headband and tiny nail polish bottles. I LOVED the way they came out.
I used both the Floral Distric DSP and Summer Smooches.
Here they are displayed at Alice's Tea Cup in NY. This place is SUPER CUTE!
These are mini purses I made. They were filled with candy. I used same DSP as bigger purses.
I hope you enjoyed all the purses. If you would like to purchase any of the products used please do not hesitate to call me or email me.
Paper: Floral District DSP, Summer Smooches DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Brushed Silver, Island Indigo
Accessories: Glimmer Brights (Brights), Big Shot, Petite Purse Die, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch, Silver Mini Brads
Monday, August 27, 2012

Anya, Queen of Hearts

We're Late! We're Late for a very important date! These were made for Anya's very merry
un-birthday tea party! Happy 3rd Birthday Anya! Tomorrow I will share the favors I made for her.
I LOVE the color combo! How about you?
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Designer Frames Folders, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome Aliya

Hola Amigas! I had the pleasure of making these 6x6 scrapbook page birth announcements. I wanted to make something different and dainty. I think this captures the beauty and delicateness of Aliya.
What do you think? Looking forward to sharing more with you now that school begins soon!

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Fan Fair DSP, White Vellum
Accessories:Subtles Brads, Butterfly Punch (retired), Scallop Trim Border, SU Mat Pack (retired), Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (retired)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


 Hola Amigas. I am so HAPPY to be on my first SUDSOL Blog Hop. SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) is a online community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators dedicated to providing creative and professional information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I have made for you a Criss Cross Box and matching Criss Cross Cards.
Here is the Box. Great for Teacher Gifts!
  I used the new stamp set Everything Eleanor.
 I LOVE the new Designer Series Paper Comfort Cafe.
I also used some new In Colors (Midnight Muse, Summer, Starfruit)
Here the two cards used Cajun Craze as a base.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

USTAMP Blog Hop Winner

Hola Amigas! I want to say Thank You so much for all the BEAUTIFUL comments. I hope that you enjoyed the Blog Hop and will be able to recreate all the amazing projects. Please stop by and let me know that you did. Well DRUM ROLL. The winner of the sampling of new ribbon is Maxine. Maxine please email me with your address. New Catty goes live June 1st. Please email me or call me for your copy and to set a date for your workshop. Your going to LOVE LOVE LOVE all the NEW NEW NEW goodies inside of the catty. My wishlist is a mile long!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

USTAMP Blog Hop 2012-Envelope Faux Book

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World Showcase Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Teresa Giordanos' Little Memories, what a FUN way to preserve memories? Tere is a FABULOUS Designer and always shares something special for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

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Scrapbooking for some is a tedious task. I wanted to show how preserving your memories can be FUN and EASY. It also doesn't have to be TRADITIONAL. I made a Envelope Faux Book.

Do you notice the cutie in the picture on the left...This is my hubby and I when we were in Kindergarten and if you see inside the box is Solimar's Kindergarten picture. When Joaquin starts Kindergarten we will add his picture. You can also add special trinkets in the box as well, under the pictures. 

Here is my LOVELY card using Papaya Collage. Its a new stamp set in the 2012-2013 catty.
I have also used the new colors Midnight Muse (base), Summer Starfruit (frame).
In my tutorial you will see how I extended the frame to make it longer.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Purple is her fave color

Hola Amigas! Yesterday was Purple Day. We asked the students to wear something purple, their teacher's favorite color. The could have worn a purple shirt, pants, earrings, accessories, hat, freckles, spray painted hair...You Get the Point! Tara and I (we are the room moms) presented her with a bouquet of purple flowers along with a book Tara put together called What I Like Best about Mrs. Schultz. We loved reading all the different answers...On PURPLE day I made her this canvas with the melting crayon technique...I began to add her name but it was too long. I have to come up with an alternative. 
Although as is LOOKS GOOD TOO!
Here is the note card set for PURPLE day.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP! (unless otherwise specified)
Paper: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Perfect Plum
Stamp: Simply Soft (Hostess)
Ribbon: Marina Mist, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Crayons and Canvas (non-SU)

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Hola Amigas! Tuesday we asked the students to bring in a flower for their teacher. They could buy one, bring it from their garden, color one, make one, etc. She received alot of different ones. ALL BEAUTIFUL! Solimar is allergic to flowers (of course). So she asked me to make her flowers. I made a Daisy Bouquet.
Here is the note card set that went with the bouquet.
Paper: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Apricot Appeal (retired), Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party
Stamp: Thank You Kindly, Mixed Bunch
Accessories: Corduroy Brads (retired), Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals (between flower layers), Daisies Die #2, Big Shot, Blossom Punch

Apple Day

Hola Amigas. WOW! It's been along time since I have shared with all of you! Believe me I have been truly busy creating. But also not well. Well this week is Teacher's Appreciation Day. We are appreciating Solimar's teacher using all the ideas from the book Teacher's Appreciation Day (GREAT BOOK and FUNNY). So Monday was Apple Day. The students were asked to bring her an apple. She received the first and said Thank You but then they just kept coming...before you know it she has about 20 apples on her desk...She thought it was funny! Solimar is allergic to apples so we made one from yarn. 
 This week I am also gifting her a note card set to go with the them of the day. So here is the one she received Monday.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP! (unless otherwise specified)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Read
Ink: Real Red
Stamp: Apple Blossoms (retired)
Ribbon: Always Artichoke Seam Binding
Accessories: Yarn and Chenille (non-SU), Fancy Favor Die, Pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

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