Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Cards to Share....

So last night while the kiddies were sleeping, I pulled out my brand new Verve Stamps "Because of You" and made a couple of cards!! I just love this new set!! I also used the gorgeous papers "Jolie Chocolat" from SEI!! You can find these papers at the Scrap4Life Shoppe!

Embellishments: Ribbon (Unknown)

Embellishments: Ribbon (Unknown), Ranger Stickles

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

God Bless You!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Little Scrappin' for Me!!

About time!!! hehe! Here are a couple of layouts I did over the weekend:

Jaz started dance class a couple of months ago and LOVES it!!! Here are a few shots I got of her during one of her classes. She wasn't being too cooperative! Now, isn't that the cutest ballerina or what? hehe! Ok...I know...I'm a bit biased! LOL!

Products Used: SEI Cardstock & Patterned Paper (Jolie Chocolate), Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, Doodlebug Letter Stickers, Zig Writer (chocolate), buttons, rick rack, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Karen Foster Cardstock Stickers (Ballerina), Stampin' Up Ink (Chocolate Chip)

And here's my oldest girl receiving a "Certificate of Achievement"!!! That's my girl!!! A total "proud mama" moment!!!

Products Used: Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper (Girl Friday), Doodlebug Paper Frills, Zig Writer (Chocolate), "Good Job" Stamp (unknown), buttons, rick rack, Stampin' Up Ink (Purely Pomegranate)

BTW...I had my first "photo shoot" yesterday!! I am so excited! Can't wait to share the photos!!

Have a great week!! And my God continue to bless each and everyone one of you!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Just wanted to share this cute little gift card holder I made with my Cricut!  I had so much fun making this!!  I put a gift card in it and we gave it to Bianca's teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week!!  The theme is "Our Teachers are Royalty" hence the "You are the Queen" sentiment!  

Stamp Set:  Michael's $1 Stamp
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (black), Glitz Patterned Paper
 Tools:  Cricut "School Plantin" Cartridge
Embellishments: Rhinestone Brad, Stickles, Black Ribbon, Shredded Paper from Target

I have this feeling I will be making lots more of these!!  Just love the way it turned out!!  

Before I sign out, just want to share this adorable pic I got of the twins knocked out on the couch!  Too funny!!!

God Bless You!  

Monday, April 20, 2009

I scrapped!!!

I finally scrapped! I think it's been over a month! WOW! That's a very long time for me! Life has just been very busy these past few weeks! I did this page for one of the challenges at this weekend's cyber crop over at Scrap4Life. The challenge was to use a black & white photo! And I had the cutest photo of my niece sitting on my table just screaming to be scrapped! Isn't she the cutest thing, evah?! My sister took the photo and I did some editing in Photoshop and voila!

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Patterned Paper, Glitz Journaling Cards, American Craft Thickers, Making Memories Tiny Alphas, Various Chipboard Alphas, Stampin' Up Ink (Chocolate Chip), Chocolate Zig Writer, Acrylic Paint (pink) & White Uni-bal Pen

We used the same photo to make her birthday invitations! I had so much fun making these invitations! I totally forgot to share them! The digital kit is "Surprise Party" from Faith Sisters! It is such a cute and fun kit to work with!

If you are interested in this invitation, just let me know and I will give you all the details!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mother's Day Cards

Last night, I created 3 Mother's Day cards for this weekend's Scrap4Life Cyber Crop!! I used several of my new Stampin' Up sets to create them! I just love how they turned out! I also used some leftover paper from Scrap4Life's February Kit - Love Letters. I still love this paper from My Little Yellow Bicycle!! Isn't it pretty?!

Here is a close-up of each card! You will find the recipe for each card below the photo.

Papers: Bazzill Cardstock (black), My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters (S4L Feb Kit),
Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons, Floss, Doodlebug Paper Frills

Papers: Bazzill Cardstock (black), My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters (S4L Feb Kit),
Embellishments: Ribbon, Brad, Prima Flower, Bazzill "Just the Edge" Cardstock

For this next card, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch. It was a great sketch to work with!! If you haven't seen their sketches, you should head on over there. They have some really great card sketches! And I did some coloring with my Stampin' Up chalks for this one!! I feel like a kid again when I color! LOL!

Papers: Bazzill Cardstock (black), My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters (S4L Feb Kit),
Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons, Floss, Doodlebug Paper Frills

Here are the sets I used on my cards...

Fifth Avenue

All Holidays

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!! I hope to do some more creating tonight! Fingers Crossed!! hehe!

God Bless you all!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Fun!

We spent a beautiful Easter day with friends and family!  The day was beautiful!!  First, we attended a special service at church and then we came home and spent the day with the kids!  Here are some outtakes of our day....

Hope you all had a wonderful day!!  God Bless You!


"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" 
2 Corinthians 9:15

God Bless You!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

Whew! It's been way too long since I have created something! I was itching to create so bad that I put all the tax returns that I need to get done to the side and worked on this card a couple of nights ago! I have already told you all about my newest addiction...stamping!! LOL! I bought this cute stamp set, "Chocolate Bunnies," about a month ago from Verve Stamps and had so much coloring it! Isn't that the cutest stamp?! In addition, Basic Grey is Scrap4Life's Manufacturer of the Month, so I got to play with the awesome "Euphoria Collection" from Basic Grey! So much fun!! OK...now back to doing taxes! YUCK!

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey Patterned Paper (Euphoria Collection), Verve Stamps (Chocolate Bunnies), Stampin' Up Inks (Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral), May Arts Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, Creative Memories Circle Cutter

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Love for Stamping...

So a couple of months ago, I went to my first Stampin' Up party and absolutely fell in love with the company, their stamps and STAMPING!!  In the 5 years that I have been scrapbooking, I have never really giving stamping a try. Yeah, I stamped a bit here and there but that was about it!  I only bought inks to ink the edges of my projects!!  I have fallen so in love with this hobby that I have decided to become a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!!  Woohoo!!  Not only will I receive a discount for their great products but I can share my love of scrapbooking and stamping with friends and family!!  How exciting!!!  

I would love to share this exciting new venture with all of you, too,  but first you'll need a catalog, right?!  So...if you don't already have one...Stampin' Up is giving away a free Spring-Summer 2009 Book and Catalog with every online purchase (no minimum purchase is necessary) until April 30th!!   That's not it, if you purchase $40 from the new Occasions Mini Catalog, you can choose any one item from the "Under $10" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Book and Catalog.  How cool is that?!!  

Click on the links above to be directed to my Stampin' Up site and take advantage of these great deals going on now!!!

Wanna know my favorite item from the Occassions Mini Catalog?!  It's the new Scallop Oval Punch!!  A total must-have!!!   I can't wait to get mine!!!

While you are visiting my new site, be sure to sign up for my newsletters!!  

I also have some more exciting news to share but I'll wait til later!!  So many wonderful things going on in my life right now!!  God is wonderful!!!

God Bless You!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bianca's 6th Party Luau!

Wow!  It's been a long time since I've posted!  Life has been busy, busy, busy!!!!  But now kids just started spring break so hopefully things will be a bit calmer this week!  Yesterday, we celebrated Bianca's 6th birthday "Hawaiian Style"!  The kids (and adults) had a wonderful time!  Thanks to everyone who attended in making this day extra special for Bianca!  Now, here's a glimpse of what our day was like!!  Enjoy!