Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Hello Blog world!!!

I am sorry I am late posting this! I have had a bumpy week or two or three lol!! I haven't had much time to get on the computer so this is going to be short and sweet!!

The winner of the Jennys BB Blog hop is

mamawcindy- She said:

Oh,my goodness.I am a huge Twilight fan. I didn't know that this Stamp existed. I LOVE IT!!!!! and you made him Sparkle.
I also love the Sentiment. You did an Awesome job on this. Giving you a high five Girl.
I'm already a follower. :0)

The winner of the Love your pet Hop is
angeland she said:
Sooooo cute

Winners you have until Friday to email me so I can send out your prizes!!

Thank all of yall for the sweet comments!! I love reading them so much they bring peace to my crazy life! I see I also have a lot of new followers thank you for clicking that button I hope you can find some inspiration from me :) !!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jenny's Big Birthday/Blogaversary Blog Hop!

      ***If you are looking for the Think Spring Blog Hop Click HERE***

Hi all and welcome to Jenny's birthday/Blogaversary Blog hop!!
It is so exciting to be a part of Jenny's celebration, her Dt Family Friday is the first I was on and I love being a part of such a wonderful group of talented women!!

If you came from the totally Fabulous Christel @ Scrappin Sista, then yup you are in the right place!! If you just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start at the beggining with our AWESOME hostess then click HERE to go to Jenny's blog! You don't want to miss a single amazing project or some yummy blog candy!!

Ok so on to my project!!Jenny told us to use the color red and make it a Birthday theme so I decided to make this Birthday Card ( it is for my sister Gena who celebrated her 19th birthday on Tuesday and is a Twihard lol), but don't worry Jenny I made one for you too!! :)

Ok so here is the card and the envelope (isn't Edward adorable!!)
Here is the card up close ( you can't
really see in the pic but he has glitter on his face so he sparkles)
Here is a close up of this cutie!
Sideways view I colored two images and cut out the head of one and used foam squares to make the head pop out a little to give it dimension. I also used foam squares behind Edward to make him pop off the card.  
Doesn't that Red paper add a little pop to it!
I couldn't find a sentiment to go with this card so I made one on
 my computer using Microsoft word.I think it is the
perfect sentiment for this card!
What do you think?? I am really loving the greeting farms stamps and my prismacolor pencils!! I love coloring LOL!! I know my sister is going to love her card she is the ultimate Fanpire hehe!!
Oh and where is my cricut cut you ask?? I cut the card base and the rectangle behind my digi and for the inside using my go to Cartridge George !!

Materials Used:
  • George Cart
  • The Greeting Farm - Dressy Edward Digi
  • DCWV Immortal Love Paper Stack
  • Black Cardstock
  • Sakura White Gel Pen
  • Handmade paper- the red paper that kinda looks furry lol ( can't remember the brand)
  • Happy Birthday Sentiment ( TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings)
  • Team Edward and Fanpire stamps from Artful Inkables Fictionally Inspired Stamp set
  • Prismacolor pencils in: Crimson Red, Black, Grey, Goldenrod and Sienna Brown
  • Diamond Stickles for the Sparkle on his Face
  • The inside Sentiment was created by Yours truly on my trusty Laptop :)
Ok so do you want some yummy Blog candy today?? Say I do I do lol..
Well since I used a Greeting Farm stamp I have decided to give away just that!! A Stamp of your choice! ( If you win you can choose any of the single stamps from their website)
To win just Leave a Comment. I will Announce the winner on Tuesday! Ok now it is time to get your hop on!! Click on the pic to go to the next blog which is the super talented
 Ruthie from September Ninth!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Think Spring Blog Hop

Hello Blog World!! I hope you are having a great start to your friday morning!

Welcome to the Think Spring Blog Hop!! If you came here from Nancy then you are in the right place, if not you can start at the begging here. You don't want to miss a single awesome creation!!
My favorite part of Spring is all the family get togethers we have, I live in South Texas and the summers here are brutal so we have all our bbq's and trips to the zoo and days in the park playing baseball during spring when the weather is still nice! I love to see all the beautiful flowers blooming and the spring rain is the best!

(I had a death in the family so I  have been preoccupied with family things so I didn't get to finish my project I am working on it and will post pics in a little while Please come back and take a look :) )

Ok finally!! Here is my project!! I made these A2 sized cards with the carrier for them ( this is my first attempt to make the little case I just learned as I went but I forgot to write down the sizes that I cut and sccored it, i will make another and give a tutorial!

This is the outside of the carry case for the cards, the ribbon that is tied at the bottom will not be there I had to add it because I didn't have any of the velcro circles to hold it where it can open and close
Here is the inside when you open it up there is a flap that covers the cards it is supposed to have little velcro circles to hold it closed but i didn't have any i will add them later
This are the cards inside the pocket
These are the cards
Here is a close up of this adorable little Pixie
 I really like the way it turned out!I am getting a little more comfortable with my prismacolored pencils! I enjoyed making them very much I love all the beautiful spring colors and the little digi stamp was just perfect for the cards I wanted to make!!

Materials used:
  • Swiss Pixie digi stamp ( C.Cs designs)
  • Prisma color pencils/ blending stumps/gamsol
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • ColorBok pastel pattern paper stack
  • handmade paper ( the fuzzy paper)
  • paper flowers
  • Sakura gel pen in green
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • Sentiment  Inkadoo greetings stamp set
  • ATG gun/hot glue gun
  • buttons
  • Martha Stewart scoreboard
Ok time to get your hop on!! The next stop is Monica from Stampin Daisies!! Have a great time hopping I hope you finds tons of inspiration for Spring!!

I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Papercuts Challenge # 87- Buttons and Bows
(Oh and I forgot to announce the winner from last weekends blog hop I will announce the winner later today :) Sorry things have been crazy here.)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #3 Parade float

Hello bloggy friends!! Today Is Challenge day over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby! I hope you all had a wonerful weekend! I was super busy crafting!

Here in San Antonio we are having our annual Fiesta and there is a huge carnival and parades, food, music all kinds of fun things going on for two weeks! During this time of year the kids always have a parade at school with shoebox floats, well my kids came home friday and said that all 3 of them needed a float...BY MONDAY!!!! Ahhhhh!!

Well I knew what I wanted to make right away for my son Phillip's float and the theme I had in mind went perfectlly with Abby's challenge this week :)!! So here it is... ( it was hard to get good pics.)
I added the string to pull it after I took the pic..oops
Here is a pic of the top view of the float
Close up of the fishing deer
I put some clear plastic as the windows for the car and I used foam squares
to make some of the trees pop out  a little
Close up of the animals. I made the fish look like they were
jumping out of the water and added the ripples with markers.
I forgot to take a pic of the back of the float but it says Lets go Campin

I will admit it was a lot of work but I really like the way it turned out and my sons loves it! He wants to put it on his in his room when the parade is over!

Materials used:
  • Campin Critters Cart
  • tissue paper
  • shoebox
  • wire ( to hold up the animals)
  • hot glue gun
  • foam squares
  • All the paper is from Walmarts Colorbok campin colors paper stack
I hope you like it I am actually really happy with it and his teacher LOVED it this moring so that made me feel good!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look dont forget to see what my Dt sisters created I know they are all amazing! Can't wait to see what you all create for this challenge!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Love your pet blog hop

Hello everyone!! I am happy that you are joining us today for the Love Your Pets blog hop.If you are coming from Kich then you are in the right place if not you can start at the beggining with our wonderful Host Abby. She came up with this theme after seeing and crying watching the commercials for ASPCA, I will admit I cry when I see those commercials too lol!!

Make sure you leave a comment on all of the blogs through the hop because Abby has a great blog candy and you have until Sunday to hop!!

Because of those commercials she researched ASPCA and found out that every year the ASPCA has their "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" during the month of April and encourage people to "Go Orange for Animals"!

Now for my project today I made a simple card to have just in case I need one. My original idea didn't really look like the way I pictured it in my head :( but I think this one came out ok.
This puppy reminds me of my boxer caine, as soon as he sees my hubby after work he grabs his leash so he can walk him LOL it is soo cute! I tried to get a pic of him to put on here but he wasn't having it!

Now it is time to hop on over to the super talented and amazing Gypsy lady Emma from My Creative Time!! You know she has something totally awesome in store for you!!

Oh I almost forgot! Blog Candy! What is a hop without it!!
Today I am giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!
All you have to do is Leave a comment!
I would love for you to become a follower but it is not nessasary to win! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Winner of the post it blog hop

Hello scrappy friends!! I am so sorry it took me so long to post this. I am trying to get myself together in the light of some unwanted drama and stress, but thankfully I have all that negativity behind me.I just can't understand how some people can be so childish and immature! I am a strong person and I take everything as a learning experience so now it is behind me time to move on!!

Ok ok I am done venting hehe! So now on to the winner for the Post-it Blog hop.......

#9 Becky Dunham said...
Adorable treat box Erika! What a fabulous idea with so many possibilities! I think I would definitely have to say the jewel pack would be my first choice. Thanks for the chance to win some of this fabulous paper - I am dying to try it with my Cricut!
Congrats Becky you have until Friday to contact me with your info so I can send out your paper :)

I am so excited I have some awesome things I am working on and I can't wait to share them with you all!! Thanks for stopping by today dont forget to join me tomorrow for my Thankful Thursday DT day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

For my Nephews

Hello All!
Happy Friday I am so glad this week is over it has been a bumpy one for me and I am so ready for the clouds to part and the sun to come out and shine on me :)!!

Today I just finished making a very special Easter gift for my twin nephews Ruben and Raul who shortly after birth left us. They would be 17 months old right now. I made this to put on their grave for easter we are gonna go out tomorrow and put it on there for them.

Here is a close up of the little chicks and eggs

I love them very much and they hold a place in my heart forever.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great Friday evening and an awesome weekend!