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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Festive Flurry

Hola Amigas. I think Jack Frost has arrived. It's COLD! I have been getting ready for craft fairs. How about you? Here is one of my simpler cards that I absolutely LOVE! Wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it...but LOVE IT!
What do you think? Do you like it, too?
 
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse
Stamp: Festive Flurry, Many Merry Messages (retired)
Ribbon: Midnight Muse, Silver
Accessories: Big Shot, 3" Circle Die, Festive Flurry Framelits, Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder 
 


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Creations by AR Holiday Customer Blog Hop

Hola Amigas! Welcome to Creations by AR's Holiday Customer Blog Hop. I am featuring the new Gift Card & Combo template. This is a template of a card with a built-in gift box! Open the "card" and inside you'll find a framed slide-out box. Great for just about anything that can fit inside, like sweets, jewelry, gift card, mini scrapbook and so much more! I decided to fill mine with Rainbow Loom earrings for all my mini crafty chicas. They are all 8 years old and come to class once a month.
They will love the package just as much as the earrings.
The templates are GREAT too; they come in SVG cutting files as well as PDF.
 There will be one blog hop prize (winner's choice of template).
We will have a mystery blogger so please leave comments on each of our blogs.
Comments will be accepted through midnight EST time on Saturday December 7th. The Blog Hop winner will be announced on Sunday December 8. on the CbyAR Facebook Page and PCP group, as well as on Lisa's Blog.

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NOW it's time to see Lisa's artwork. ENJOY!
Monday, December 2, 2013

Challenge 237 - Non-traditional Christmas colors

Hola Amigas. Happy Monday! We have a new challenge for you to play with. For the next two weeks we would love for you to share your Non-Traditional Holday Cards. That means no GREEN or RED! Have you played with the Snow Day Stamp set yet...TOO CUTE! I made a pull card with this one.
Here is the card when you pull the ribbon on top...LOVE IT! and you can personalize the bottom. Thank you Dawn for reminding me about this interactive card. I can't believe we are already in December. Alright, on your mark, get set go! Share your artwork with us on LNS Challenge Blog.
 
RECIPE: All Stampin' UP!
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Stamp: Snow Day, Many Merry Messages (retired)
Ribbon: Basic Black 1/4 grosgrain (retired)
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snowman Hand Sani Holders

Hola Amigas...I am full speed ahead crafting fun gifts and greeting cards to display. Here are cute mini snowman hand sani holders...TOO CUTE! These make great gifts for classmates, teachers, co-workers, stocking stuffers, etc. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! Did you brave for Black Friday sales? Stay Warm!
 
 
RECIPE: All Stampin' UP!
Paper: Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Snow Day
Ribbon: Real Red 1/4 Grosgrain (retired)
Accessories: Punches (Large Oval, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 Circle, 1' Circle), Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Crop-o-dile (retired)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Challenge 236-Punches

Hola Amigas. It's time for a new challenge. For the next two weeks the LNS Challenge DT wants to use your punches. Here I used both the 2 1/2 circle punch and 1 1/4 Square Punch (retired). The Jewish Celebrations stamp set was on the carryover list. YEAH! I made a variety of 19 cards for Joaquin's kindergarten classroom. The students will write inside and mail them to Holiday Mail for Heroes. I hope you are enjoying these last beautiful days before it gets really COLD! We spent a BEAUTIFUL FULL day at Rutgers University on Saturday. The day was GORGEOUS! We say the footbal game, went to dinner and then saw a movie. Solimar and Joaquin had a blast on campus. Alright time for you to get inky and use your punches. Looking forward to seeing your artwork!

RECIPE: All Stampin' UP!
Paper: Not Quite Navy (retired), Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Not Quite Navy (retired)
Stamp: Jewish Celebrations
Accessories: 1 1/4" Square Punch (retired), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Framed Tulips EF



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Tree Spool Ornament

Hola. BRR! It's Chilly! This year one of our HUGE trees will be adorned with handmade ornaments that I and the kiddies make...we started this last year and have started again this year. Here is a tree ornament I made with mini wooden spools. What do you think? On another note I have quite a few stamp sets that I would like to go to a new home so I am selling them. Please feel free to look at my list here http://atouchofsol.blogspot.com/p/for-saletrade.html
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Silver Glimmer
Ribbon: Silver 1/8"
Accessories: Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, wooden spools

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fancy Favor Bee Bag

Hola Amigas...How are you buzzing? I made this cute Fancy Favor Bag for Joaquin's Fave Kindergarten Teacher. He had a one track mind on Halloween to get as many Kit Kats for her. He filled the bag up with about 10 that he found...too funny. Her name is Mrs. Stinger and her room is decorated with Busy Bees...so this was perfect.
 
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink(retired)
Ribbon; Basic Black Satin (retired), Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, XL Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Punch, Rhinestones
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mini Halloween Gifts

Hola Amigas! How are you today? I love to show the teachers my appreciation for them and all they do for Solimar and Joaquin. For Halloween they gifted some AMAZING staff members with these Mini Hand Sanitizers. SO CUTE and EASY to make. I will be making some winter holiday ones too. On Halloween it was such a beautiful night and now its BRRR, very cold. How is it in your neck of the woods?
 
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgandy (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: Spooky Bingo Bits (retired)
Ribbon: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgandy
Accessories: Punches (Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 1/2" Circle), Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Two Tags Die

 
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Challenge 235- Color Challenge

 
Hola Amigas. How are you today on this BRISK Monday Morning? For the next two weeks the LNS Challenge will be a color challenge...Love these REGAL colors. They definitely scream FALL! I am sharing a Faux Tearing technique with you. SUPER EASY.
Looking forward to seeing your artwork.
 
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp: Gently Falling, Banner Greetings
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Crop-o-dile (retired), Jumbo Eyelets
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

To Be or Not To be a Pumpkin-Challenge 234

Hola Amigas. For the next two weeks the LNS Challenge is Fall into Fall. I know you can feel the air cooler, the leaves are changing color and smells of pumpkins and apples and all the yummy spices...For me I made this pumpkin or lack there of...What do you think? I hope you will play with us over at the LNS Challenge Blogspot and share your Fall Artwork. As for me. I have had the flu for four weeks and am FINALLY feeling relief. I have been baking apple and pumpkin muffins. My kiddies have picked their Halloween costumes....and guess what even the hubby is going to dress up this year...I know SHOCK! GASP!

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Chocolate Chip (sponged the edges), Early Espresso, Gumball Green
Stamp: Gently Falling
Accessories: Big Shot, Rosette Die


Monday, October 21, 2013

To Be or Not to Be...A Pumpkin-Challenge 234

Hola Amigas. For the next two weeks the LNS Challenge is Fall into Fall. I know you can feel the air cooler, the leaves are changing color and smells of pumpkins and apples and all the yummy spices...For me I made this pumpkin or lack there of...What do you think? I hope you will play with us over at the LNS Challenge Blogspot and share your Fall Artwork. As for me. I have had the flu for four weeks and am FINALLY feeling relief. I have been baking apple and pumpkin muffins. My kiddies have picked their Halloween costumes....and guess what even the hubby is going to dress up this year...I know SHOCK! GASP!

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Chocolate Chip (sponged the edges), Early Espresso, Gumball Green
Stamp: Gently Falling
Accessories: Big Shot, Rosette Die


Monday, October 7, 2013

Challenge 233 Treat Holder for Halloween

Hola Amigas. It's a rainy and cold day here in Jersey. But we are sharing Halloween Treat Holders at LNS for the next two weeks to brighten everyone's fall weather days. I made Miss Frankie using the Petite Purse Die. I made the skull necklaces for all the girls in Solimar's class. I used Stampin' UP!s Simply Pressed Clay. TOO CUTE! I just have to add a little bow and they are DONE! I hope you will play along with Challenge 233. I would love to see your artwork!

RECIPE: ALL Stampin' UP (unless stated otherwise)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant (retired)
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch (nose), Basic Black Marker, Simply Pressed Clay, googly eyes and necklace (non-SU)


Challenge 233 -- Treat Holders for Halloween

Hola Amigas. It's a rainy and cold day here in Jersey. But we are sharing Halloween Treat Holders at LNS for the next two weeks to brighten everyone's fall weather days. I made Miss Frankie using the Petite Purse Die. I made the skull necklaces for all the girls in Solimar's class. I used Stampin' UP!s Simply Pressed Clay. TOO CUTE! I just have to add a little bow and they are DONE! I hope you will play along with Challenge 233. I would love to see your artwork!

RECIPE: ALL Stampin' UP (unless stated otherwise)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant (retired)
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch (nose), Basic Black Marker, Simply Pressed Clay, googly eyes and necklace (non-SU)


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Make a Monster

Hola Amigas! Here is another birthday card my Mini Crafty Chicas made in the Birthday Class. They really liked all the choices they had to make the monster...Love the Birthday Basics DSP. I mentioned to the girls that whomever they give this card to they can circle the number on the DSP that correlates to the age....
 
RECIPE: All Stampin' UP!
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Birthday Basics DSP
Ink: Gumball Green
Stamp: Make A Monster
Ribbon: Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stiched
Accessories: Corner Round Punch, Dimensionals
 

I also used the colors on this card to create this week's SUDSOL Chat & Challenge
I would love for you to play along. If you are not a SUDSOL member here is a link for a FREE 2 week trial.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Challenge 232- Bling It Up

Hola Amigas! Happy Fall! BRRR! It's cold. This week over at LNS Weekly Challenge Blog we have to BLING IT UP! I had my Monthly Mini Crafty Chicas class and this is one of the cards my 8 year olds made. LOVE IT and so did they. I love that they love to come over once a month and craft with me. They are even starting to change the look of their cards a little. I always tell them my sample is a stepping stone. I wish our Glimmer Paper came in more colors but I love that with reinkers we can color the Silver Glimmer Paper or just make your own with Glitter. I hope you will play along with our two week challenge.

 
RECIPE: STAMPIN UP
Paper: Pretty in Pink (retired), Whisper White
Stamp: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Punches (Cupcake, Word Window, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Scallop Edge Border), Rhinestones
Ribbon: Whisper White Taffeta

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SUDSOL Holiday Catalog Blog Tour

Hola Amigas! YEAH! Sit back and relax and enjoy all the artwork showcasing the Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog. My first card uses the NEW Expression Thinlits. You can use both the actual word and the negative, like I did here. The FAB Silver Ribbon is NEW too.
Here is what it looks like when you die cut the actual word. The best TIP I can give you is to use wax paper between the die and your cardstock/DSP. This 2nd pic also showcases an envelope liner using created with the NEW framelits die that comes in 3 sizes and Winter Frost DSP Stack.
My second project uses the NEW Circle Card Thinlit, Color Me Christmas Stamp Set, Season of Style DSP Stack and Season of Style Designer Washi Tape. I LOVE how all of Stampin' UP!s products coordinate! Don't you?
My third and fourth projects utilizes the Festive Flurry Bundle. YES! When buy bundles from our Holiday Catalog you get a discout! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!
PRETTY IN PINK! I created this card with my girlfriend Michelle in mind. She LOVES pink!
It's inevitable that with WINTER comes SNOW!
This last card uses the NEW Label Thinlits Card Die as well as the NEW Festive Flurry Framelits Die. It coordinates with the stamp set used above in the pink card. I hope you have enjoyed my shares today. I LOVE SUDSOL! It's your one stop shop for all Stampin' UP Demo info. I love all the exclusives in artwork...hundreds of samples...friendshps and MORE!
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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Greetings of the Season

Hola Amigas! It's NEVER too early to start ordering your Holiday Greeting Cards from ME! Or learn the creative art of stamping and make them yourself. I love the versatility of the stamp set Mosaic Madness. I cased this from another demo.I changed the greeting and the colors but mostly stuck to the GREAT artwork of her card. What do you think?
 
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp: Mosaic Madness, Greetings of the Season, Tree Trimmings (retired)
Accessories: Pearls
 



Friday, August 30, 2013

Quinceañera Invitation Sample

 
Hola Amigas. I have the pleasure of making Quinceañera invites for a client. This is one of the samples I presented her. This is also one of the samples not chosen. I love this stamp set. It can be used for Quinceañeras, Sweet 16 and Bridal Showers. In this sample I paper pieced the dress in Pistachio Pudding. What do you think?
I also wanted to remind you that our 13th SUDSOL Blog Tour is September 11. We will be showcasing artwork using products from the Holiday Catalog. You do not have to be a member of SUDSOL to tour the blog but if you would like a FREE 2 week trial. Please click on the banner below.

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RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
PaperL Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, So Saffron, Strawbery Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistacchio Pudding
Stamp: Quinceañera
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Stazon Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewels, SU Markers, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tu Tu CUTE!

Hola Amigas! How are you? My great neice is celebrating her 1st Birthday this weekend. I had the pleasure of making these cute Tutu purses for her favors. I also made her a matching tutu but I forgot to take a pic.
I will share a picture of her wearing it on Sunday!
I also wanted to let you know that the SUDSOL Blog Tour 13 is coming on September 11. We will be showcasing the 2013 Holiday Catalog. 
If you are currently a Stampin' UP Demo but not a member of SUDSOL
how about you click below for a FREE two-week trial.
 

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