Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello All!
Just stopping by to share our family Christmas card that was mailed last week to all of our friends and family. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I know that they are not very clear but they were taken in a hurry with my iPhone :)
I hope that you all enjoy this time with all of your loved ones, I know we will! my husband can't wait! he is like a big kid! He has been asking me to let him open a present since Wednesday! lol My teenager just laughs at him!
what do think?

 Paper: Early Espresso, Vintage Cream, Real Read, Glittered Paper
Tools: Embossing Folder, Delightful Doilies die, Heart Punch.
Other: Martha Stewart Poinsettias, Martha Stewart Score Board :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend fun

Hi Friends!
I've had such an awesome relaxing weekend...specially because I got to play. This is something I created for fun. You can never have enough  "Thank You" cards. I find that those are the ones i go through the most :)
I used:
Stamps: Flower Fusion #1
Paper: Crumb Cake, Simply Chartreuse, White
Ink: Old Olive, Studio G Pink
Other: Spiral notebook page die, flower fusion #1 die, Twine, black button, Embossing folder

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Colour Q Challenge # 101

Hello all :)
Another lovely Sunday here in Sunny San Diego :) I have been working on some craft projects this whole weekend, there is so much to do...and now my crafy area looks like a tornado hit it...a few times ha ha. I am by far not an organized crafter, but i do love making a mess!
So I totally love this weeks' Colour Q Challenge, and i am so glad i got to play this week :)
Here is theis gorgeous color inspitration...
and here is my take on these gorgeous colors ...

hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

MIM and Tuesday Trigger

It's been a beautiful weekend here in San Diego  so far and i am enjoying the cool breeze that comes from the ocean through my windows :) It's SO nice to feel that breeze since the last few days our weather has been a little coo coo! Can you believe it was 100 degrees a couple of days during the week!! Crazy I  know! and for those friends that have to deal with that kind of weather all the time...hats off to you :) I am a San Diegan and WE for the  most part have perfect weather :)
So since i am enjoying today i decided to play aloing a couple of challenges this week...
Over on the Papertrey Blog the Make it Monday Video is all about making backgrounds out of non-background stamps and over on the Moxie Fab Blog there is a gorgeous Tuesday Trigger photograph that has inspired me to create this card :)

I used a little flourish from Mat Stack 1 to create the backgound and added a small "hello" in the center from Ribbon Tails.
I also used some Marta Stewart Teardrop Inks that i had hidden away a while ago :) "A little sign and have way to much stuff" lol
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

Hello All!
Welcome to my blog!  i love the inspiration photo for this month PTI Blog Hop!
here it is...
what a beauty huh? the colors are so beautiful together and those flowers are adorable ! I can only imagine what it would be like to sit out and read a nice book and enjoy the day :) I work too much :(. Although today i did get a little time to play.
here is my creation...

sorry for the awful darkness in the photo...It was already late when i finished and i missed the light...
there's some sparkle in the green centers of the flowers, but because of the poor lighting you are unable to see it in the photograph...just imagine it :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

MIM #23 Pockets With Edger Dies

Hello! I hope that you are having a fabulous week :) My week has been great, the weather here in Sunny San Diego is perfect right now and  I am really enjoying sitting in the evenings by my window and feeling the cool summer breeze!
So this weeks PTI Make It Monday Challenge was to making pockets with edger dies. I am sad to say I do not own any edger dies YET! But  I will soon! That does not stop me from making a pretty card though! :) So  I improvised by using the Mat Stack 4 die.  So here is my card for this weeks challenge...

This is where i used the Mat Stack 4 Die to give my little pockets some personality :)

 I added those cute little hemp twine handles to the cards inside the pockets to help reveal the cute message inside...

and here is the message all the way out...
Hope you like it !  I know My husband did :)

Paper: SU! Crumb Cake , PTI White , Polka Dot patterned paper
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions
Tools: Flower Fusion #4 Die , Mat Stack 4 Die, Heart Prints Die, Rickrack Border Die, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder,  EK Success Butterfly Punch, Corner Rounder
Other: Felt, rhinestones, hemp twine.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #90

Hello Peeps!
I'm feeling mighty cheery today! My husband is busy designing, my daughter is away camping with some friends for the summer and that means that I get to play all day long! Yay me! Occasionally I get those days and I am so thankful for them. Making cards brings me so much joy :)
Don't get me wrong, my husband is a dream come true and my daughter....well what can I say...she is my princess :) and i love spending time with them....but sometimes mama needs a break *wink*

So today I will show you what I made while I got to play. I love the ColourQ Challenge Blog, there is so much room for imagination. The inspiration photos/colors are amazing and its so much fun getting to be creative and come up with my own representation :)
So here is the challenge photo
Here is my creation...
 I cut these cute flowers from DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Stack. Aren't these flowers so cute? I love the glitter! They give the right amount of sparkle :)
Well that's all for today :) I hope you are having a great to run back to my craft table for more fun!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mojo Monday 194

Tis' the season for graduations!! and I used this Mojo Monday Sketch to help me build a card specially for that occasion,  and for my dear friends' son who is graduating from high school. It's hard for me to do masculine cards since I love flowers, bling and all things girly! this is close to masculine as i got...after all is was made by  me....a girl :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Color Q Challenge #87

Wow! what a week! I've been so busy taking care of my dear mother and I finally got a chance to play! :) My birthday just passed and and my dear coworkers made me  yummy cupcakes and showered me with special gifts.  I was so thrilled to see the color inspiration badge over on the Color Q Challenge Blog, as I needed to work on some thank you cards for my dear friends...
Aren't these color so gorgeous together!!??
so here is what i came up with...

Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, SU! Crushed Curry, SU! Pumpkin Pie, SU! Melon Mambo, and SU! Soft Suede, SU! Patterned Paper
Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa and Crumb Cake
Tools: PTI Ricka Rack Border Die, PTI Butterfly Die, Sponge (to distress edges)
Other: Silver Accents

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mojo Monday 189

What a wonderful day today was! I got to play all day long with all my crafting goodies! My husband is gone with his best friend to the Prince concert in LA! how nice huh?
That left me with so much time and no worries about what time lunch or dinner would be served! yay! I just took some snacks to my table and got crafty :)

Here is my creation for Mojo Monday...

Paper: PTI Simply Chartreuse, PTI Stamper Select White, DCWV Brights collection , DCWV Fun In The Sun Summer, SU! Melon Mambo
Ink: Black, SU! Old Olive, SU! Crumb Cake.
Stamps:  PTI Mat Stack 2, PTI AD Sense, PTI In Bloom
Tools: Spellbinders Labels One, EK Success Scallop Oval punch, PTI Banner Borders Die, PTI Double-Ended Banners Die
Other: Twine, silver accents and black embossing powder

PTI Make it Monday and Verve Diva Dare

I Miss You!
I have really great friend that unfortunately due to this economy had to leave California and her and her family relocated to North Carolina. Since I've had so much on my plate this last month It has made me miss her terribly! She is an amazing, she makes me laugh and she has taught me so much since I've know her. I made this card for her :)

Paper: PTI Stampers select white, SU! Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms II, PTI Flower Fusion #1, PTI Ribbon Tails
Ink: SU! Real Red, SU! Summer Sun, SU! Old Olive, Black
Tools: PTI Beautiful Blooms Dies #2 , PTI Double  Ended Banners, Butterfly Punch, Corner Rounder Punch and SU! Flourish Impression Plate
Other: SU! Flower Button and Twine

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Showers

This month over on the Verve Blog the challenge is called "April Showers Bring May Flowers"...what a wonderful challenge!
This month my life has a lot to do with "April Showers"...and I can't wait to see those flowers!
My mother fell ill at the begging of April and she has been in and out of the hospital twice this month and as we speak she is still in... I am the primary caregiver and I've been up and down and in and out of hospitals and doctors offices. Thank God the problem was found today and fixed...her heart needed a tune up :) Praise God for his wonderful miracles!
During the sleepless nights I found myself diving into my card making and it brought me so much joy and peace :) I never knew I loved making cards so much and how therapeutic it has been for me, it has helped me keep my sanity. My mother is my inspiration, I am who I am today because of her...If I am ever half of the woman of God she is...I have indeed accomplished something in my life. God gave me a loving, selfless mother, and I am so thankful for her.
I wanted to make something for my mom, something beautiful that would bring joy to her heart :) and here is my creation for this months dare...
 It's bright and cheery...and it's the perfect sentiment for her...because she ALWAYS makes me smile :)

 i love you mom :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Verve "Get Your Diva On Challenge"

So over on SCS Verve is hosting their "Get your Diva On Challenge" and the challenge is to use all neutrals: white, ivory, gray, black, or brown, with a splash of color to represent the arrival of Spring.
I am super excited about this challenge ( ha ha like i don't get excited all the time ) because i totally love neutral colors and the elegance they bring.
So here is what I came up with...

I used one of my favorite embossing folders and rubbed it with some sand paper to give it that vintage/worn look and I love how it turned out.

Paper: PTI Chartruse, SU Very Vanilla,  Best Occassions Textured Cardstock (grey).
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, SU Going Grey
Other: Embossing folder, rhinestone, brads, fancy  green ribbon

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Verve Mojo Monday 180 and SSIC Button Challenge

Round or square? how about both! This Mondays Mojo Monday has the round or sqaure challenge and I choose to take on both :)

First off is my round card...
then here is the square...also submitted for SSIC button challenge.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Verve Fan Blog Hop and Verve Sketch

Hello everyone! I'm super excited about this months Verve fan blog hop!

I love the fact that we get to see new ideas from really creative people. This is definitely a highlight of my month :) Here is my Verve card...hope you like it!

As you can see,  these are some of my favorite colors and i just love the way it came out.

Stamp: Verve Anniversary Birds Stamp Set
Paper: Black & White from SU, Turquoise Patterned paper from K&Company (black and ivory fusion stack)
Other: Circle and Scallop Nesties, silver accents and small flowers

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Verve's Mojo Monday 179

So excited for Verve's Mojo Monday! Her is the sketch for this week...

And here is my version of this sketch....

I just love the colors and the layout! Thanks Verve for challenging out imaginations! :)


Stamps: PTI Mat Stack 1

Paper:  Dark Chocolate (PTI),  Bermuda Bay (SU), Very Vanilla (SU), DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack patterned papers.

Tools: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Leaves sizzlit,  Martha Stewart Border punch, dimensional dots.

Other:  Organza ribbon , twine.

Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI February Blog Hop

This month PTI's challenge was to create something using scallops! I'm fairly new to these challenges and I am super excited!. Here is my creation :)

If I was rich I would probably buy everything that PTI ever released!