Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Love Tilda!!

I love Magnolia stamps. It relaxes me to color them at night time when everybody is already sleeping.  :)

Here are my last two cards.  I colored them with copics (don't have the color codes for these ones).  The flowers are from Michael's Recollection brand, Shimmer card papers are from The Paper Company and the pattern papers from Michael's.
For the first card, I have used "Secret Tilda" from the  Magnolia Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 and I colored her with copics, I added some stickles to the flowers and the Butterfly punch is from Martha Stweart.

For the second card, I used "Christmas Morning Tilda" from The 2009 So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection. I colored this cute lady with Copics and embellished the card with flowers, pearls, ribbon and a pendant from my stash.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cake Time!!

My dear friend Tammy gave me the most awesome gift......... a Cricut Cake!!!  I received it last Friday and felt like a little girl on Christmas morning. Gracias Tammy!!

I could not wait to use it, so Saturday was "The Day".  My friend Pilar came over to experiment with the new toy.  She is an expert on homemade fondant and had already created several cakes...without the cricut.  I, on the other hand, am not a baker.  I'm a cook and have never ventured into cake making...until now!

Here is our creation:

We used the "Cake Basics Cartridge" that came with the critcut for all the decorations.

White fondant is homemade with marshmallows, powdered sugar and Crisco. Pink fondant is store bought from Michael's,  we used Wiltons's Rose Petal Pink Icing Color. White flowers were made out of gum paste and we shaped them to give them a waivy look.  We had sooooo much fun using the Cricut Cake, so much so that we were covered in powdered sugar from head to toe!! :)

There is a learning curve with this cricut.  I need to try again to adjust the thickness of the fondant and gumpaste. I loved the experience and will be playing with it again soon!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Easter projects

Hello everybody!

I have two new projects to share today.  First, I worked on an Easter Scrapbook layout. I cut it with SCAL, these cute chicks are from's (Easter Chicks Collection) really bring these pages alive. Cute!!

My solid papers are assorted colors from, Gemstones and the pattern Paper is from K & Company.

And my second project is an Easter Card. I had sooooo much fun playing with it!!  I bought some of the Inky Antics new stamps from Honey Pop collection. This one in particular is Easter Chick, (it's all about chicks today!!!). 

Card/Paper: Card paper is Papertrey Ink white cardstock. Pattern paper is from K & Company,
Stamps:  Easter Chicks from Inky Antics, Honey Pop Collection.
Coloring: Copics , Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pens.
Embellishments: Ribbons from my stash
Tools: nestabilities, and pop dots

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Here is my St. Patrick's Day card. I used "Iris Folding" for the lucky clover. Shimmer solid green paper is from "The Paper Company" and pattern papers are from Michaels.  I embossed the white mat with cutlebug embossing folder "swiss dots". 

May the luck of the Irish be with you!!  

Monday, March 14, 2011

Time to post again!

Hello Spring Break!!

It's time to post again. This past week, I have been working two projects.

I visited some blogs and was inspired by a couple of them. Thanks Thienly for your blog's main picture, I absolutely love it.  I have a passion for flowers and paper, and as soon as I saw how you can combine them,  I got to work. When I was in Spain, I saw these rose promenades and wondered how they were made. Now with internet, you just have to google it and "voilá" a tutorial shows up!

Supplies are simple, Styrofoam ball from Michaels, Crepe Paper from WalMart, ribbon from my stash and hot glue gun to put everything together.

My second project this week was a "Get Well" card for our little friend Malia.  She is not feeling to good and we are praying for her to feel better and leave the hospital.  She loves to dance, so my boys suggested this Tilda stamp from Magnolia Fairy Tale Collection. 

Card/Paper: Card paper is Bazzill Basics, background paper from American Craft, polka dot paper is from Christy Lyle's Countdown to Christmas Collection.
Stamps:  Ballerina Tilda from Magnolia Fairy Tale Collection, JustRite alphabet stamps.
Coloring: Copics (R00, R22, R27, B000, E000, E02, R20, E11, E13), Gelly Roll Stardust clear glitter pen
Embellishments: Ribbon, Recollection flowers, Charm, Paper Studio's Gemstones
Tools: MS border punch,  cuttlebug, nestabilities, cricut for inside sentiment frame.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

First Post!!!!!

Hello everybody,

I just came back from Tammy's place and we had a lot of fun crafting together again. I have to tell that Tammy was my first "American" neighbor and the one that had to deal with me learning a new language "English". We had a lot of fun being next door to each other and realized that we had a lot in common.

After spending this past week with her and seeing our projects on her blog. I decided to have a blog (well, she pushed me a little bit, LOL). Be patient with me and sorry if sometimes my English doesn't sound right.... I'm still learning!!!  So here we go.
These are the projects that we created using files.

Day One:
For the first day of the marathon, I created an Easter paper favor cake. 


I used the cake box from's  "Betty's Boxes and Bags" collection. I bought my ribbons,  teal and chocolate texture papers as well as the Porcelain Chocolate Bunny Cake Topper from  Hobby Lobby.  I assembled the boxes using my Scorpal to score the fold lines and glued them together with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.


I embellished each cake slice with a paper rose (sooo easy to make) from's "Crush on You Boxes" file.  Even though this is a Valentine collection, the roses and boxes are so beautiful and can be used for all seasons (Spring, Easter, Weddings, etc).  The paper for the flowers came from Michaels (Recollection brand) and for a finishing touch I added some fabric leaves that I found at Hobby Lobby in the wedding department.  I adhered the flowers to boxes with hot glue.  

This is a really quick and easy project with very impressive and beautiful result.  Tammy created this beautiful card. She coordinated the colors to go with the cake. :)


She used's "Robins Return" Collection to create this card, She used the cloud frame, the branch and the nest with eggs to signify Spring.  With a My Pink Stamper sentiment from the "Tweetie Hoo Puns" stamp set and a little bit of doodling finishes off this Spring card. 

Day Two:
Second Day was "Read Across America" Day. Tammy created this awesome book for Jeremy, her two year old grandchild.

Here is Tammy's posting:
The book that I made it to help teach my little one colors, shapes and numbers. He loves trucks, trains and planes so I used those as my theme. I used the truck from's "Play all Afternoon" collection and Make-the-Cut to create this book. What I did was to put all of the pieces of the truck together on the virtual mat and then I duplicated it. One the second truck I welded all of the pieces together, I created a shadow as well, I also welded an extra rectangle onto the rear end of the truck to give me space for the spiral binding. The shadow layer I cut four times for the front cover and 4 times for the back cover. I cut 2 out of cereal box chipboard and I used the print and cut feature in MTC to print out the patterned papers on the inside covers and the back cover outside.

I used the basic shapes in MTC for the shapes and they are all cut out and the names of the shapes and colors are printed and then the shape was cut, again using the MTC print and cut feature. The graphics for the vehicles in the numbers section of the book came from Goodness and Fun's "On the Go" graphics set (Goodness & Fun graphics can be found at I used my ATG gun to glue the pages together and then I laminated them and the covers were Mod Podged to give them strength and durability so that the book will survive and 2 year old. This book was so much fun to create and my little one LOVES it!! We have read this book about 10 times a day since I finished it. (Please forgive the photos, I had a terrible time with reflections due to the lamination of the pages)

Day Three:
Day three was Tammy's "Joy's Life Design Team Thursday".  Tammy worked on this cute card. That I'm going to copy as soon as I have a chance!!

the cute bunny is from the “Spring Bunnies” set.  She used a free scalloped rectangle file to create the card and used a Goodness & Fun Digi paper for the yellow dotted paper. The sentiment is from Joy's Life “Lots of Puns” stamp set and the banner it is stamped on is from the “Birthday Dinos” set. She doodled with both a navy pen and a yellow pen to finish the card.

Day Four:
Jeremy was sick and Tammy was sooo busy with and without any sleep, poor thing. So, this last day of the marathon was my turn again.  These were my projects: 

This project was fun to make and so colorful. I used the file "Easter Basket Collection". I scored my baskets with the scorpal. I was sooo lucky I found the paper at JoAnn's on sale!!!.  The solid pearl paper is from the "gemstones collection" by Coredinations, It has texture and it shimmers a little....perfect for Easter projects. The Patterned paper is from K & Co., "Life's Little Occasions" Collection. The different flowers and ribbons are a combination of purchases made between Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. I used different embellishments like brads, prima flowers, gemstones and pearls all from my stash.
I glued the  baskets together with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive and attached the flowers and ribbons with my hot glue gun.


I could not resist making a card for my last day as a Guest Designer for Tammy's blog. So I decided to make a Z-fold accordion card.  I love love and love the "Easter Morning Egg Hunt"  collection by and I decided to make something with it. I used all my scrap paper from the baskets the make this card.

I tied up my card with a cute ribbon to keep it from opening.  The sentiment font is Altastgreeting and it's elevated with pop dots.

After completing all of these projects ..... I'm sooooo ready for Easter!! :)