Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Disney Blog Hop!

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to share some exciting news about another blog hop that I will be a part of next weekend.  The Disney Blog Hop will be hosted by Sylvia over at  Stop by and see some of her great projects! She truly is amazing and I can't wait to see what she comes up with for her Disney project.  I am super excited to be participating in this blog hop.  I just LOVE anything Disney!  Since I live in Miami, Florida, Disneyworld is just a few hours away :0)  I will also be having some blog candy for this hop, so don't miss out! As always, thanks for stopping by.

Crafty love,

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-OH! Birthday Blog Hop - May 6th & 7th

Hi Friends,

I will be participating in a Fabulous Birthday Blog Hop with a group of very talented ladies. We will be celebrating Jenny's Big 3-OH!  Visit her blog at Let's help her celebrate this wonderful milestone birthday in style!! Please come back and visit my blog on Friday May 6th & Saturday May 7th for some birthday fun! I will also be giving away some Blog Candy!!

Much crafty love,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #56 - Do the Bunny Hop

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing great and having a great week so far. Today, I wanted to share a card I made for the challenge over at The challenge this week was to make any project with either a bunny or a chick. So I decided to make a card that represented both. Ever since I bought the “3 Birds on Parade” cartridge, I have wanted to use this cut. I think this particular cut is soooo stinking cute! But really, what cut on this cart isn’t? I will definitely need to use this cart and a few others a little more often. Ahhh, so many cartridges and so little time…lol! I will also be giving this card to my cousin for Easter, which is why I used a lot of pink (her favorite color). Like the sentiment states, she is one of my favorite peeps :0) So here are specifics of my card.

*Carts used: Card Base (Birthday Bash), Bunny Chick (3 Birds on Parade), Doodlecharms (Eggs & Basket) and Accent Essentials (Sentiment Tag)
*Solid Cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Doodlebug “Pink Lemonade”
*Cuttlebug: Not sure the name of the folder, used it for the basket.
*All Ribbons: Michael’s
*Stickles: Diamond, Waterfall, Yellow, Lime Green & Cotton Candy (I LOVE STICKLES!!)
*Punch: Fiskars Mini Flower
*Embellishments: Recollections - Mini Pearl
*Sentiment: Jo Ann’s Dollar Section
*White Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Minnie Mouse Birthday Card

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to share with all of you a card I made for my future mother-in-law’s birthday. Her birthday is today Friday April 15th and we are all headed off to Disney World to celebrate. So with that in mind, I decided to make her a Disney themed birthday card. I thought it would definitely get her excited and eager to begin the celebration even before we get there! This is only the second time I have used this cartridge and I must say that I am really loving this cartridge!! There are so many cute images on here and if you LOVE Disney as much as I do..…it is a must have!! I can’t believe I had ignored it for so many months, go figure! I will definitely be making some layouts for all the pictures I am planning on taking while I am there. So definitely check back to see them, I hope to have some done by next week. In the meantime, here are specifics for this card.

*Carts Used: Mickey & Friends (Minnie Mouse), Storybook (Card Base & Mat), and Create a Critter (Happy Birthday Sentiment).
*Solid Cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Colorbok “Bright Collection”
*Xyron Machine
*Martha Stewart Glitter: Red (My boyfriend refers to this as the GOOD
*Buttons: Michael’s Dollar Section
*Flowers: Recollections (Bought last year)
*White Gel Pen

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday Layout

Hello crafty friends,
Today I wanted to share with all of you one of the few projects I have been working on for my cousin’s upcoming birthday party. She decided to go with a “Cupcake” theme for her birthday. So of course, it only made sense to use one of my favorite cartridges “Sweet Treats”. So here is the first project that I will be sharing with all of you. I made this layout for her using some of the pattern paper we had left over from the banner I am currently working on. I will be posting the invitations and the banner at a later time, so stay tuned. I really like the way the layout turned out and of course she loved it very much too! So here are specifics.

*Solid Cardstock and Patterned Paper: All Recollections (Kraft 12x12), (Pink Mat 11 ¾ x 11 ¾)
& (PP 11 ½ x 11 ½)
*Cart Used: Sweet Treats - Cake @ 3.60”, Cupcake @ 2.50” & Happy Birthday @ 2.25”
*Peachy Keen Stamps – Everyday Faces (I really need to get more of these PK stamps…LOVE THEM!!)
*Embellishment Rhinestone: Recollections
*Baker’s Twine: Martha Stewart (I bought this during Christmas)
*Buttons: Michael’s Dollar Section
*Stickles: Orange Peel and Stardust
*White Gel Pen

Glad you were able to stop by, see you real soon!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #54 - April Showers

Hi everyone,
Hope you all have enjoyed your weekend. Tonight’s post is for a challenge over at . This week’s challenge was called “April Showers” and you had to submit a project with either an umbrella or a hat. Like many, I chose to go with the umbrella. My goal lately has been to try and use Cartridges that I have either never used or haven’t used in a long time. I purchased the Mickey & Friends cartridge about 8 or 9 months ago and have not used it once! I decided to use this cartridge because I just loved this particular cut. Plus, I guess you can say I am in a Disney state of mind since I will be going to Disney World this Friday…yay!! It definitely is my “Happy Place” :0)
So here are the specifics of my card:

Card Size: 6 x 6
Carts used: Mickey & Friends (Minnie Mouse), A Child’s Year (Umbrella & raindrops) & Plantin Schoolbook (Grass border)
Solid Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: K & Company “Berry Sweet”
Sentiment: Stamp from Michael’s Dollar Section
Punch: Mini Flower
Mini Pearls: Recollections
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents on Raindrops
Pop Dots

Thanks again for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs,


Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Shower Card - It's a boy!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post on a card I made for a co-worker’s baby shower that I will be attending this weekend. Ever since I got the Create a Critter Cartridge I have wanted to use this cute little turtle for a project. So, I decided to go with that image since she is having a baby boy. I really do love the Create a Critter cartridge, there are so many wonderful cuts to use. I decided to use blues and browns for my color palette based on the patterned paper that I wanted to use. The card size is a 5 x 5 and here are the specifics of this super simple card.

Carts used: Create a Critter (Turtle w/layers) and New Arrival (It’s a boy sentiment)
Solid Paper: Recollections
Pattern Paper: DCWV Baby Boy Stack
Xyron Machine
Martha Stewart Glitter: Lapis
Ribbon: Michael’s
White Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great Week - I won some blog candy & have 2 new awards!!

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. Although it has been over a week since my last post, I have been super busy crafting away. I have been working on some birthday related items for my cousin’s upcoming party. Since my last post I have made 21 birthday invitations, a birthday banner and a birthday layout for her and I am still not done with all the birthday projects. I do not have any pics just yet but I will definitely have some very soon! In the meantime, I would like to share all the wonderful things that have happened in the past week. I won some blog candy and also received 2 new awards!! I won the blog candy from Rae over at on her achieving 100 followers…CONGRATULATIONS RAE!! I have to say that she has to be one of my favorite crafters out there and she truly inspires me when I am having a difficult time coming up with a design. She is super sweet and you all should definitely check out her blog. Thanks again Rae :0)

I also won two new awards from 2 very talented ladies as well. Laurie of and Judy of Definitely stop by their blogs and check out some of their wonderful projects. THANK YOU so very much ladies for thinking of me when passing along these awards. So upon receiving these awards I must post 7 things about myself and pass it along to 15 other talented crafters. So here goes:

7 Things about myself
1. I was born in the month of October
2. My favorite season is fall. However, since I live in Miami, Florida I do not get to experience it =0(
3. I LOVE to travel, unfortunately I do not get to do it as often as I would like.
4. I LOVE to decorate! I have taken a few Interior Design classes.
5. I do not have a specific favorite color, I LOVE ALL COLORS!!
6. I am of Cuban descent and speak Spanish fluently.
7. I visit Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s 2-3 times per week, even if it’s just to look around. But really who am I kidding, I always end up buying something even if it’s just from the dollar!

I have chosen to pass along these awards to the following 15 crafters and they are in no particular order:

1. Judy of
2. Tiffany of
3. Joann of
4. Valerie of
5. Jenny of
6. Sheandra of
7. Arlene of
8. Julie of
9. Miranda of
10. Courtney of
11. Ashley of
12. Valerie of
13. Debbie of
14. Gina of
15. Kelly of

Congratulations ladies!  You are all awesome and I love visiting you. Definitely stop by their blogs and check out some of the great projects they have.  

I would also like to take a moment to welcome all my new followers and say “thank you” for following me and all of your super sweet comments, it is truly appreciated =0)

Much crafty love,