Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dance Recitals

It was a weekend full of dance recitals!  So fun!!  Both my girls had their first dance recitals!  They looked so beautiful!  Yes, proud mama talking here!  Bianca did great!  She was a bit nervous at first but thanks to her awesome teacher, she made her feel much better about performing in front of everyone.  Jaz, on the other hand, refused to dance!  Guess who made her debut also!  Yep, I had to go up on stage with her.  EEK!  But that didn't help, she still refused to perform.  LOL!  Here are some photos of our weekend!  

And just an FYI, Stampin' Up! releases their "Last Chance" list tomorrow!!  What does this mean???  This means these stamps will no longer!  Once their sold out, their sold out!!  The new catalog will be available on July 1st!!  I'm so excited !  Can't wait!!

Hope each and everyone of you had a wonderful and BLESSED weekend!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Still SOA....

Yep, I'm in card creation mode working on all the awesome challenges over at Stampin' Out Alzheimers! I bought this cute Stampin' Up set months ago and have been dying to use it! I finally had a reason to for one of the SOA challenges. The challenge was to use *any winged thing* on your card...angel, bird, butterfly, etc. And now that I have used my set, I'm hooked! I know I will be doing more cards with this stamp set soon!! Here's my card and you will find info about the stamp set and other supplies used below the card.

Stamp Set: SU! A Little Birdie Told Me (Cute, huh?!)
Paper: SU! Kraft Cardstock, SEI Patterned Paper
Embellishments: SEI Buttons, Misc. Ribbon

Well, we have a busy, but FUN, weekend ahead of us. Both my girls have dance recitals and my oldest son has his end of season baseball party.

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope to get more cards done for SOA but I'm not counting on it with all that's going on this weekend! But I'll keep my fingers crossed!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful but most importantly, BLESSED, weekend!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another SOA Card

Here's another card I did for a challenge over at the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event going on right now until May 31st. Read my previous post to learn more about this event. The challenge was a Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge.

Papers: SU! Cardstock (Kraft, Whisper White), Basic Grey PP (Euphoria)

Click on the link to order any of these products!

There's still time to join in on all the fun over at Stampin' Out Alzheimers and better yet, it's for a great cause!

God Bless!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimers

Have you heard about this? Stampin' Out Alzheimers! It's a great event going on right now until May 31st. It is a "pay to play" virtual papercrafting event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. My grandfather had Alzheimers. When he passed away he didn't know who my dad was any more. Such a sad thing! So, of course, I signed up!! You can get all the details here. Make your donation and then join us at the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site. Lots of great prizes, challenges and inspiration going on!! An event you don't want to miss.

I worked on my first challenge for this event last night. Here's the card I did for Verve's Card Sketch Challenge.

Stamp Set: Verve "Because of You", Verve "Thanks So Much"
Paper: Stampin' Up Cardstock ( Very Vanilla), Basic Grey Sultry Collection

So if you haven't already signed up...hurry on over!! It's for a great cause and a chance to win tons of awesome prizes! Oh, plus they have lots of freebies!! Can't beat it!!

Don't forget about Stampin' Up "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" Designer Paper Sale going on now until May 31st. You can read all the details here.

God Bless You!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Father's Day Cards

When I first saw the "Happy Father's Day" stamp from Stampin's Up's "All Holiday" Stamp Set, I wasn't too sure about it! I had a hard time with it at first! But after playing around with some paper and design ideas, I love how my cards turned out using the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment from this set! Here are some of the cards I did using this stamp...

For this last card, I used this week's sketch at I Heart 2 Stamp. Great sketch! Here's the sketch and my card.

The supply list is basically the same for all cards...
Embellishments: Stampin' Up Ribbon (Chocolate Chip), Misc. Buttons

Here's a look at the full SU! "All Holidays" Stamp Set! I love this set! Very versatile!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!! God Bless!

Some layouts to share...

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! We sure did! We went up to Orlando and spent the day with friends and family. Fun time! Just wanted to share some layouts that I worked on last week...

This is Jaz last Thankgiving! She was just chillin' watching the older kids play karaoke.

Products Used: Bazzill "With an Edge" Cardstock, Basic Grey PP, Basic Grey Die-Cut Stickers, Basic Grey letter stickers, Black Zig Writer

Here's Jaz last summer in Puerto Rico with her grandparents. I love this line from Making Memories!

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstock(white), Making Memores PP (Chloe's Closet), Making Memories Die-Cut Paper (Chloe's Closet), Doodlebug letter stickers, Chocolate Zig Writer

And another one of Jaz! haha! I just realized all the layouts I did last week were of Jaz. Better give the other ones a turn this week! LOL! This was just a random shot we took of her on her very first Thanksgiving Day (2007). Yes, I am waaaaay behind on my scrappin'!

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstock (white), Making Memories PP (Chloe's Closet), Making Memories Die-Cut Papers, SEI PP (butterfly cut from Jolie Chocolat), Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, American Craft thickers, Doodlebug Paper Frills, Chocolate Zig Writer

Enjoy the rest of the week! I'll be back with several Father's Day cards I have been working on! God Bless You!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Simply "2 Sweet" Scrappin' Class

I'm having another Stampin' Up class in a couple of weeks! This time we will be scrapbooking!!! Woohoo!!! We will be making 3 layouts using Stampin' Up's Simply "2 Sweet" Scrappin' Kit! And, we will be making a card with our leftover scraps!! You can read all about the class on my Stampin' Up page here! Please email me if you have any questions. Here are the layouts & card we will be creating:

And here's a close-up of each project:

Totally Sweet

Love to See You Happy

Me & You

Thinking of You Card

Can't make the worries, you can find the Simply "2 Sweet" Scrappin' Kit here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Missionettes Camp "Preparing for Battle"

WOW!  I  had an awesome weekend!!  I joined my daughter and her fellow missionettes at their annual "powette" and oh boy, was it such a rewarding experience!!  It was so beautiful to see so many young girls serving and praising the Lord.  And they had such a cute theme going on!!  The theme was "Preparing for Battle" and all the girls were dressed up as soldiers!  Too cute!!  Here are some photos from our weekend....

Psalm 20:7-8 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm."

I'll be back soon with some "scrappy" projects I did last week!

God Bless You!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lots of cards to share!!!

This past week I was a card making machine...making tons of Mother's Day cards! I had lots of fun!! Here are some of my cards:

"I'm so blessed to call you....Sister"

Papers: Bazzill Textured Cardstock, SEI "Jolie Chocolat"
Embellishments: Ribbon (unknown)

"Querida Tia..."
Stamp Set: Verve "Because of You" Set (on envelope)
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, SEI "Jolie Chocolat"
Embellishments: Ribbon (unknown)
**The sentiment on the front of the card was done on the computer.**

"Happy Mother's Day (1)"

Papers: Bazzill Textured Cardstock (white), My Little Yellow Bicycle "Love Letters"
Embellishments: May Arts Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon
Tools: Scalloped Border Punch

"Happy Mother's Day (2)"

Papers: Bazzill Textured Cardstock, Chatterbox Patterned Paper
Embelllishments: Ribbon (unknown)
Tools: Scalloped Border Punch

"Happy Mother's Day (3)"

Papers: Bazzill Textured Cardstock, Tinkering Ink Patterned Paper
Embellishments: May Arts Ribbon, Bazzill "Just the Edge" Cardstock

These next two cards, I translated one of the sentiments from the Verve "Because of You" Set to Spanish! I just love that sentiment and since the recipients of these cards do not speak English...I typed it up in spanish and printed it out. I like the way it turned out! Not as much fun as stamping the sentiment though.

"Tu Eres Mi InspiraciĆ³n...(1)"

Stamp Set: Verve "Because of You" Set (on envelope)
Papers: Bazzill Textured Cardstock (white), Chatterbox Patterned Paper
Embellishments: Pink Sheer Ribbon (unknown), Prima Flowers, Stickles

"Tu Eres Mi InspiraciĆ³n...(2)"

Papers: Bazzill Textured Cardstock, SEI "Jolie Chocolat"
Embellishments: Ribbon (unknown)

And don't forget, I have a "Stamp-a-Stack" of Cards class going on. To get more info, click here. We will be making 15 cards! We will be making 3 cards of each of the 5 designs!! Below is a picture of the cards we will be making! It's going to be lots of fun!!!

May God Bless the rest of your week!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's National Scrapbooking Month!

And Stampin' Up has an awesome sale going on!!

This month only, Stampin' Up's gorgeous Designer, Specialty and Textured Paper is Buy Three, Get One Free!  Awesome deal!!  You know us scrapbookers can never have too much paper!  And it's awesome a great way to stock up on some textured cardstock!  (The sale does not include Taste of Textiles.)

When you place an order on-line, add your qualifying product (three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock) to your shopping bag. When you check out, you need to click a link in the Special Offers section that will bring up a pop-up window directing you to choose a free pack of paper.  If you experience any problems, please email me.

Gotta show you my 3 favorite Stampin' Up paper collections...

Urban Oasis
Bella Birds
Pink Flamingo (Isn't this perfect for summer?!)