Monday, December 20, 2010

Rainy Day Projects

As I mentioned in my previous blog earlier today, it's been pouring rain here in So. Cal since last Friday!!! I'm not kidding!! Crazy rain storm! I can't begin to tell you the traffic nightmare this rain is creating. Lucky for me, my daughter is on Winter Break (today is her first day woo-hoo!!!) for the next two weeks, so I can avoid any unnecessary driving....until Wednesday that is, since I'm planning on grocery shopping for the Christmas Eve dinner.

This weekend I was working on a mini album for my daughter & a card for the Card Cupids Challenge
The mini album tutorial I came across a few weeks ago on Momo's Blog. She has some amazing projects and I follow her blog religiously hahaha
This project does take a while to cut out all the pieces and assemble, but the end results are so worth the xtra effort. My daughter loves the Create a Critter cartridge, so I used it for all my turned out so darn adorable!!

Materials I used:
chipboard sheets cut at a height of 4" and I just stretched out the rectangle as I added the images, make sure you weld the image to the rectangle!! (I was able to cut using my std. cricut blade, since I don't own the deep blade)
pattern paper (when you cut the paper to cover the back of the chipboard, place pattern side down on the cutting mat)
Create a Critter cartridge (images cut at 3.38", I did the layout on my gypsy. don't forget to cut the shadow of each critter!!)
tombo mono aqua glue (a little goes a loooong way)
Crop a Dile (to punch the holes)
2 binding rings

And my other rainy day project was for Card Cupids. Every Monday we feature a new challenge and I love being one of their designers.
This weeks' challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and one lucky participant will receive 7 Bugaboo Stamps of their choice. Yep, 7 FREE digi's!!!

The stamps at Bugaboo are so adorable! You are going to have a tough time deciding which ones you want! So what do you have to do to win these awesome stamps? It's super simple! Just create a card using your favorite tool! Your favorite tool might be a die cutting machine, an eyelet setter or anything your little heart can imagine. The card can be any type of card so let your creative mind run free!!!

Here's my card, don't you just love this digi?? I told you Bugaboo Stamps are awesome!!
For this project my favorite tools were stickles, some bling & a white gelly roll pen.

So what are you waiting for???? Get creative and post your card over at Card Cupids!!!

Christmas Challenge

Today I entered a card to the Christmas Challenge over at Paper Playtime.
I acually just discovered Paper Playtime last night through one of my followers. Thanks Elaine :o)
I also entered the Craft Your Passion Challenges & My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas
This weeks' challenge is to make ANYTHING CHRISTMAS!

This super cute card I made using the adorable ornament from Simply Charmed.

It's been raining non stop since Friday (very unusual for sunny So. Cal), which gave me the opprotunity to get a lot of crafting done. I will post some of my rainy day projects later on today.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jolly Snowman

Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? It's next Saturday!! OMG!!
This year has gone by so darn quickly! I can't believe it!
I thought I was pooped with making X-Mas cards (since I made soooo many), but I was in a jolly mood today, so why not share a cute snowman card. I LOVE anything with a snowman on it!

Isn't he cute??????

Card measures 4.25"x5.5" using the card/tag feature on the Birthday Bash cartridge
(super cute cartridge fyi)
Circle is cut at 2.25"
pattern paper: Cloud9 Design - Seasonal collection
chipboard sticker: K&Company (Merry Christmas)
ribbon from Michaels
snowflake brad & pearl stickers (by Recollections)
white gelly pen (by Sakura)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Challenge Sunday #3

Welcome to another edition of New Challenge Sunday at Card Cupids.
This week our challenge is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Sweet 'n Sassy stamps is a Christian clear stamp & digi stamp company offering a wide variety of hand drawn designs and sentiments, perfect for any stamper or scrapbooker.
Check them out at


The winner of this weeks' challenge will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice from Sweet 'n Sassy.
So what is this week's challenge you ask? This week, we are asking you to use a sketch provided to us by Becky Fleck at Page Maps.
To link your card please CLICK HERE
Here is the sketch:

For some added inspiration, here's the card I created for this challenge. What do you think?? I even added some flock to make his ears fuzzy :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Christmas Share

I have been working on decorating my home for Christmas!!! For anyone who knows me, it's my MOST favorite holiday!! I love the return of eggnog, the smell of Christmas trees, the streets are festive and the warm feeling you get when the family, including folks you haven't seen in a loooooooong time, gets together to celebrate with food, stories and laughter. We usually have Christmas Eve dinner at our home (I love to entertain!!!), on Christmas Day we open presents around 9 a.m (we are not morning people!) and head to the movies. It's been a tradition for as long as I can remember.
I am so lucky to have been blessed with an amazing husband, a beautiful daughter & the best sisters & brother in law. When we get together it's always a joyful event.

I wanted to share some pics of my home during the holidays:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MPS Birthday Challenge

Good morning!!!
I thought it would be fun to participate in the My Pink Stamper Challenge
The challenge was to create a birthday project.
I decided to enter this card I made for my daughter's friend for her 13th birthday....and if I do say so myself, I think it turned out so adorable :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Trip Around the World

Today I thought it would be fun to join Momo on her "Trip around the World".
She's asking everyone to post the temperature where you live and a picture that was taken within the last few days.

Below are some pictures I took this morning while my daughter was getting ready for school, and one of our ride to school. It was pouring rain last night, so the streets were still wet this morning.
It was a breezy 38 degrees in the San Gabriel Valley at 6:30 a.m....that's waaaaaaaaay too cold!
But it's suppose to be in the 80's this weekend....weird!!

Taken from the balcony at 6:30 a.m.

Ohhhhhh......I see snow!!

On the way to school at 7:15 girl took the pic :o)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Card Cupids Challenge #1

Greetings!!! was everyones' weekend? I was busy decorating my home for Christmas. It's truly my most favorite time of year!!! My husband claims I go crazy with decorations, but I don't think so!! I just like a festive home!!

Today I wanted to share a card I made for our new weekly challenge over at Card Cupids.
We not only want to spread joy but to also inspire those who help make Card Cupids possible.
For this reason we are happy to introduce a new series over at Card Cupids called New Challenge Sunday.
Each Sunday we will issue a new challenge and offer up a great prize to someone who participates in the challenge and submits a card by the following Sunday at 11:59pm.

Last week (I know....I'm a bit late on this post) the sketch challenge was sponsored by Some Odd Girl Digital Stamps

And the sketch was provided by Becky Fleck at Page Maps
Here's the card I made for the challenge....I even drew in the sidewalk!!
Please check out for our weekly challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!