Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Explosion Box . . .

These explosion boxes are sooo easy!!!! I made this for a girl at work who is as much a Disney freak, as I am!
I made one of these boxes about a year ago and it's posted in my gallery under splitcoaststampers. Here's the measurements:
outer layer: 12 x 12. score every 4 inches from all sides. Cut out the 4 corners.
Mat: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.
middle layer: 11 x 11. score every 3 3/4 inches from all sides. Cut out all four corners.
Mat: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2.
Inner layer: 10 x 10. score every 3 1/2 inches.
Cut off all 4 corners.
Mat: 2 3/4 x 3 1/4. Center of box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4.
LID: 8 x 8. Score 2 inches from all four sides.
Hope you have fun making these cute boxes!
I'm dying to make a Hello Kitty one when I get a chance! :0) Have a good nite!

Monday, December 8, 2008

See all the Snowmen . . .

Being a Stampin Up demonstrator, gives me the great opportunity to volunteer at my local Ronald McDonald House. These cute little snowmen is what I made to send to them. They were made using my Big Shot and the Top Notes die. Circle punch for eyes and I cut orange cardstock for his nose.
I've been on a crafting roll lately, so please stop bye 2morrow and see what I have to post!

Great Birthday RAK's . . .

A few days ago I celebrated another year! I love being 27! LOL :)

Here are some great Birthday stuffs I received on my special day!

This Hello Kitty bag was made for me by my good friend Lorie Duran. Inside the bag was the cutest Hello Kitty tin and a necklace! She also gave me a cheesecake, which I can't photograph because I ATE IT UP QUICK :0) he he he!

This cute purse was made by my friend Adrienne. It was filled with some awesome brads! And there was another bag with these YUMMY red velvet balls, that I ate all up already too :)
I'm also part of Jen's (Pieces of Me) Birthday RAK. Where awesome people from all over the place send each other great birthday cards on their birthday. This card was made by DebbieRiches. No blog info was attached.

All these goodies were sent to me by Dawne Furuya. Thanks Dawne! You can find her awesome cards here: www.dawneys-delights.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gift Card Holders . . . .

Gift card holders in under 10 minutes? HUH? That's right!!!! I just love my Scor-Pal. I found the directions on how to make these gift card holders at http://blog.ginakdesigns.com/
Scroll to the November 11, 2008, post and you will find the directions for the purse gift card holder. Scroll down a little further and there are directions for the regular card holder.
I decorated the inside with SU double sided paper and for the middle part that holds the actual gift card, I punched this section with my SU square punch! They outside of the holders were made out of Stampin Up's "IN" colors. The skull is a stamp set called Spooky Nightmare from Lil

Davis Designs/Fiskars. The stamp set on the red holder is a Christmas set that I picked up at Walmart for $2.49! Can't beat that price! :)
I just got done watching Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving! I LOVE THIS SEASON!!!!!!
Have a great nite and see ya'll 2morrow!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Santa Box . . .

This is the cutest Santa box that I've ever saw, AND NOT JUST CUZ I MADE IT! ha haa haa! Just kidding :) The box part is made from a Sizzix Die for the Big Shot and his face is made out of Stampin Up punches! This was fast and easy and I think I'll make some of these for the girls at work!
Have a great nite!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

One more for tonight . . .

Okay, ever since I've gotten the new Hello Kitty Die Cuts for the Big Shot, I CAN'T STOP PLAYING WITH THEM :0)
I've made a ton of backpacks already and now I'm on a diaper pouch kick!!!!
These are the easiest things to make and fill with little treats! You can find the directions on how to make these cute litte pouches ono Splitcoaststampers, just check my sidebar :)
Now, I'm really off for the night!!!!
See you 2morrow!

Circle Gift Card Holder . . .

This Christmas Card Holder was made from the Big Scallop circle and the Big Shot. The Snowflake and the Joy also come from a Big Shot die. These were extremely easy and they can hang from the tree!!!!
I'm still on a Christmas roll, so come back 2morrow and see what I have to post! :0)
Have a great nite!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas is in the air . . .

Well the past couple of days has been super chilly here and now I'm in the Christmas mood! These cute little santa cards are gift card holders. Santa's face is made out of Stampin Up punches. The naughty or nice is a Big Shot die. :)

Come back 2morrow and see what other Christmas stuff I've been working on!!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

October's RAK. . .

I love to participate in Jen's Aloha RAK (Random Act of Kindness). These goodies came from Rhonda, please visit her great blog, Creating with Sand between my toes, on my sidebar.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Invites for a slumber party . . .

When the little girl across the street walked over and asked me to make her slumber party invites, there was NO WAY, I was going to tell her no!!! For a 6 year old she had her color scheme picked out and everything! Her colors were all pink and brown, so the first sample I showed them, they were in love. I used brown and I know it's hard to see in the picture of the inside of the sleeping bag is pink polka dots. I used the sleeping bag from the Under the Stars set. The Hello Kitty backpack was a little something that I made for her with the little items that I thought I was gonna stick in there, but it wasn't as big as I thought! :)
Have a great nite!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Good Morning Everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Yes, I've been quite in blogland, but I've been busy!!! There are the goodies I made for everybody at work! Hello Kitty meets the Frankies? HUH? :)


Friday, October 24, 2008

My Attempt at Artwork . . .

Okay, the card is made for me by my friend Yolanda. I LOVE IT! She gave it to me the nite we took this class :)
The other two pieces are thin metal that we could either freehand or trace on image on. I didn't color mine, but I really like the way it came out! Taking a picture os these was really hard. The bottom image is of a married couple.
Have a great nite!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Look What I did . . .

Today I took a "Day of the Dead" art class with this man . . .
Who is this man? Well, I'm glad you asked, let me tell you . . .
His name is Daniel Martinez. He is an Artist & Teacher, and a nice,
smart man who is printed in 4th grade history books! I enjoyed taking his class. He started off by telling us about the history of the Day of the Dead celebration. We got to watch videos, browse through some AWESOME books, paint and create, we got to eat tamales, sweet bread, chips, dips and tequila. It was a GREAT time!!!

What did I create? Well let me show you SOME of my stuff.
Our first project was an alter. We made this alter out of cigar boxes and we had to think of someone that passed away and put things in our boxes that represented them. I, of course did mines in honour of my NANA.

Okay, the uploading of these pictures is NOT cooperating with me right now, so I'll give you a teaser! These are only two pictures, rest to follow 2morrow! :)
I picked this picture for the outside of my box because my Nana was part of the Red Hat Society.

This picture is of the inside lid of my box. The marachi's are because she LOVED music. Loved to dance, loved to sing, she LOVED Selena. :) I outlined the picture in beans. Why? BECAUSE SHE MADE THE BEST DARNED BEANS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!! And that's no lie! :) The inside of the box will be posted 2morrow! Sorry. :) Till then, have a good nite! I'm glad to be back, sorry for the long post!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm Off . . .

I've already found 2 stamp stores, which I plan to hit 2morrow, AND I got a new camera, so I'm back in business to posting once I get back in town!!! Have a great long weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Hope everybody had a GREAT weekend! When you guys get a chance go on over to Pieces of Me and check out Jen's blog. Her online store is having a sale for the whole month of October!!! WOOZER!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Friday!!!

Good Morning blog friends! I love the start of the weekend :)
Today's technique I tried came from Splitcoaststampers (which you can find on my sidebar). It was called a Baby Wipe technique. I love the way the backgrounds came out and to think all you need is a few baby wipes, glossy paper and re-inkers!!! Head on over there and go to Resources, where you will find so many tutorials you won't know which one to try first!!! :)
Have a good Friday!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

2nd Tutorial . . . . . .

Isn't this card just beautiful???? The second tutorial I decided to follow was by Lydia at Understand Blue and her tutorial was called, Me & My Shadow. Her directions were EASY and I made this card in a matter of seconds! Oh Yeah, and I got to use my Big Shot!! ;0)
LOVE IT! Please go by and check out her blog, it's listed on my sidebar. Her blog is awesome!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Following Tutorials . . .

Good Morning! This week I decided I'm going to follow tutorials of some of my favorite blogs and see how easy the project is to do. So here is my first one. I made Mr. & Mrs. Frankie Stien. The were soooooo easy! I followed Cambria's instructions and stared at the picture for a minute of the blog she linked to and this project went pretty quick! I did realize when I was done that I forgot to ink up a sponge and shade around their faces in some areas. But they'll live! :)
The best part was I got to use my Big Shot! The instructions for this card can be found on Cambria's blog. Please click my sidebar and go visit her blog, It's called Stamp a Little Love Baby. Have a great day! See you 2morrow with another tutorial that I decide to try! :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Frankie Card . . .

I'm getting in the Halloween mood! I keep bugging the hubby to decorate the yard and he keeps saying, It's not even October yet! So, I'll ask him again 2morrow! hee hee!

This card was made out of alot of SU tab punches, black and brushed silver. Circle punches for his eyes. Black SU marker for his stitches and there you have it! Have a great day. See ya'll 2morrow!

Mummy Bag . . .

Wow! I wanted to make my pictures look better so I've been playing with Photoshop today and LOOK!!!! YEAH!
Okay, on to my post. This is a Mummy bag made out of a white lunch bag. I got the Tearing Edge by SU and made strips of white cardstock which I sponged with carmel ink. I used SU punches to make his eyes and the sentiment is made with SU Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Stamping in the Park . .

Every Wednesday I get together with an AWESOME group of ladies and stamp at the local park for 2 hours. It's an 8 week class, that flys by WAY to fast! Tonite was the last class, and we have a little tradition on the last day, we all bring a junk food item and swap with each other! It's a fun nite, I never know what I love best, the food, the swaps or the class! :0) These were the swaps I did to pass out to
the girls! I used the new stamps from The Cat's Pajamas. All paper is SU. I used the Marvy Ucida big scallop punch and the white circle was cut with Colluzle. The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder in my new SU Big Shot! I've started with all my Halloween cards, so stop by 2morrow . . . Have a good nite!

Monday, September 22, 2008

This is . . .

The parking area at my work. The empty spot next the the grass is where I was parked. After lunch I was getting out of my truck and turned and yes folks you guessed it, gracefully fell into that hole in the grass!!! Some man walking by sd, "OMG, ma'am are you okay?" I was soooo embarassed I got up and brushed the grass off my pants and evaluated my injuries inside the privacy of my cubicle :) I now have a bruise on my other elbow!!!!!!! YES, I NEED A BUBBLE!!!
hee hee! It's Monday!
I've been working very hard on swaps that I need for Wednesday nite and Sunday! I will be posting them really soon! Have a good nite!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Fair . . .

Good Morning everyone! Happy Friday!
The hubby and I got to sneak away to the fair! I LOVE THE FAIR! All the junk food, and sellers :0) It was great!
I found a guy there that BEDAZZLES!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE KNOWS I LOVE BLING! I got two shirts. One a Stampin Up one and the other a Hello Kitty! (which I will be wearing today)! The card is a card I made at the fair! (Imagine that, going somewhere I love and making things I love, yes I was in heaven)! hee hee.
Have a great weekend, I'll be back 2morrow!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Stand Up Cards . . .

Okay, so I'm addicted to making these stand up pop up cards because their sooooo easy! But I promise this is the last post of these type of cards. (for now) :0)
Have a great day!
Sorry for the lack of posting, arm has been bothering me, but I have another card to post already for 2morrow!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Standing Pop Up Card . . .

These are standing pop up cards? Okay that sounds good! They are easy to make and yes they fold down flat to fit in the envelope. The base is a solid color, 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4 and 10. Once it's all scored, fold in half and make a slit in the center big enough for your tag part. The standing part, solid color is 2 3/4 x 5 1/4. And the white part that you stamp your image is 2 1/2 x 5. Give it a try and have fun!

A RAK from Pat

This is a beautiful RAK (Random Act of Kindness) that I received from Pat Asaro from Redding, CA. We both joined Jen's monthy RAK (you can view her blog from my sidebar) Pieces of Me . . .
This card is so beautifully detailed! It's embossed on the outside and the inside has a gesiha girl stamped on vellum. And the card was filled with glittery goodies!!!!!!!! Thanks Pat!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Stamps in the house . . .

Sorry for the scattered pictures, but I'm having trouble loading them on to my blog right now, so I had to load one by one. Your looking at a purse/bag I made using my new Scor-pal! It takes one sheet of 12 x 12 double sided paper. The Stamp set is a new set called BC Dzyns from http://www.mftstamps.com/ . The oval circles were made

by using my oval Colluzle. And I it did my 1st ever paper piecing on her top! That's were you stamp the image on printed paper and cut it out and glue! Viola! Hope you like! Have a good Friday nite! I think I'm headed to the Happiest Place on Earth! (yes Disneyland)!

My hubby is da bomb!

Yes girls, my hubby bought me the Scor-Pal! It's not a Hello Kitty bike, but I love it! :0) (Thanks Love)!

A Charm . . .

Isn't it pretty? I won some Blog Candy from Shelley at www.shelleyhopps.com . She made this using Stampin Up's double sided paper! Thank You Shelley, I LOVE IT!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Now this is what I love . . .

Now this is what I LOVE coming home and seeing!!!!!!! YEAH BABY! Sorry for not posting lately, I've been sick :(
My throat is still sore, but I'll live :) I WILL BE STAMPING TONITE! Come back later to see what I've made!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

CD Case .. . .

So when I was at the Scrapbook Expo I picked up this die to use with my new Big Shot! This CD holder was made following the directions from SCS. I used SU paper and SU glitter!!!! A small piece of velcro holds my CD holder shut. (Adrienne please close your eyes or act surprised. LOL)! 2morrow my baby starts Jr. High (agh)! He told me today that I can't call him Daddybear no more and that he is a pre-teen (he said this as he was playing with his wrestlers) :0( They grow so fast!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A make-n- take . . .

Okay, so I was toooo lazy to get up to borrow the hubby's camera, so this is taken with my phone :( (I sure do miss my camera) Anywho, this is a make-n-take that I made a the Scrap Expo this weekend! It's an acrylic frame. A flower stamped in black staz-on (I added the bling in the center when I came home) and the picture in the center is of my beautiful Nana and Me! I miss her much!
Come back 2morrow to see what else I bought at the expo!!!!!!!!!! Hint: I'm getting my Big Shot out now and I'm getting ready to use it!!!!!! See you 2morrow!