Friday, May 30, 2014

My Recipes

Hello again,  crafty friends!
How was your week? I am here, waiting for the end of the school year – just 4 more days. I can barely believe it! It will be a super busy summer, but I can't wait for it to start.
For my DEE DT post today, I wanted to share a little book I made for my favorite recipes… those you want to have a an arm's length when you're in the kitchen.
(excuse the picture with a "stain" on her little face, but I only noticed it w/ the flash of the camera)
I am super in love with coloring! I am no expert, and still have a lot to learn, but it's a super fun technique!
(I cut out the title with my Silhouette Cameo)
~ Recipe ~
Dilo en Espanol - Mary Ama Cocinar
Jaded Blossom - Ticket Book Die
Lovebug Creations - White Rumple Ribbon
So, do you have a recipe book?
This cute Mary Ama Cocinar would be perfect for it….
Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Michelle's Sassy 40th Birthday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! And Welcome to Michelle's 40th Birthday Blog Hop! If you know Michelle at all, you know what a smart ass she is so of course we picked this theme for her 40th!!

Our blog hop is sponsored by Jaded Blossom and SVG Cutting Files! If your here from Cindy's Blog then your in the right place. If not then click here to start at the beginning.

Jaded Blossom came out with TWO NEW Stamps Sets JUST for this blog hop!! And of course because its special for Michelles Birthday we made the inserts in her favorite color, Purple!

And we have a BUNDLE deal for you! Sassy Bundle is $25! 

 And now for my projects!
A little birdie told me that Michelle looooves her pedicures,
so I thought a "relaxing" card was just the thing using
the new SVG Cutting File Pedi Time and the Arched Card 2 Base

For my second project, I wanted a little more "bad ass", but still cute. Ann designed a super cute girly hair add-on for the Ninja Valentines file. The add-on (only) will be available for FREE later today for members of the SVG Cutting Files Galleria on Facebook. The caddy was made using the Spider Web Boo Door Hanger.
Here's a view of the kisses inside...

 Prizes!! We have 4 prizes for you ON TOP OF the free SVGs!

One winner will win a $25 Jaded Blossom Gift Certificate!

Three winners will win a $5 SVG Cutting FIles Gift Certificate!

 How to qualify for the prizes and earn these Amazing files for FREE, for TODAY ONLY?
(ends PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST)

1- FOLLOW each blog stop along the way --- THERE ARE SOME NEW BLOGS Added in our rotation, so make sure you are Following them as well!! 
2- Leave a COMMENT on each blog post along the way (make sure to wish Michelle a happy birthday)
3- The last stop tells you where to go to REQUEST the files. You MUST follow the guidelines correctly in order to qualify for the files, NO exceptions. THANK YOU!

Next up on the hop is BARB

 Blog Hop Line Up 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Father's Day Gift

Hello crafty Friends!
Today is my day at Dilo en Español and I can't wait to share my project with you!
Have you started thinking about Father's Day yet? I've been thinking about what to get the hubbie for our little boy to give him. He loves golf and doesn't have a lot of time to play, so I decided to make him a special gift... a box with some new golf balls and a tag for the surprise that awaits him next month...
~ Recipe ~
Dilo en Español - Frases Simples 2 & Besitos de Mami y Papi
SVG Cutting Files - Mustache Gable Box & La Vencidad
Jaded Blossom - Treat Tag Die and
Candy Charms & Banner Dies
What do you think?
Do you make anything crafty for Father's Day?
If so, I'd love to hear your ideas :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Curse You

Hello crafty friends! Today is my day at SVG Cutting Files and I couldn't wait to use this cute file VooDoo you Love? I've had this yummy chocolate "coal" sitting around since the holidays, and with the perfect sentiment, this is how my little treat turned out...
Here's another view...
~ Recipe ~
SVG Cutting Files - VooDoo You Love? and Mini Notecard Bases
Jaded Blossom - V is for Villain and Designer Tapes (blue only)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 16, 2014

First Birthday

Hello crafty friends! I hope you've had a wonderful week! Today is my day at Dilo en Espanol and I wanted to make a cute little treat bag for a First Birthday celebration. I LOOOVE the animal sets that were recently released and I thought it would go perfect with this cute Chibi cutting file...
Here are some close-ups..
What do you think?
~ Recipe ~
Dilo en Espanol - En La Selva and Besitos de Animalitos
SVG Cutting Files - Chibi Kids as Jungle Animals
Jaded Blossom Dies- Fancy Topper, Candy Charms
& Banner and Flag
Lovebug Creations - Black Rumple Ribbon
Peachy Keen Stamps - The Moodies Face Stamp

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spa Day

Hello crafty friends!
I hope you all enjoyed National Scrapbook Day with us at Dilo en Español and that you were able to get lots of inspiration from all of the designers' tutorials and projects.
Today is my DT day at DEE and I wanted to use the May release
Relájate again because I really loved this new set!
It's been quite some time since I've gotten my Stickles out to use on projects,
so I thought adding a little sparkle to these eyelashes were the perfect opportunity…
I really do love these sentiments!
And here's the inside of the card…
~ Recipe ~
Dilo en Español - Relájate
SVG Cutting Files - Spa Mask Gift Card Holder
Lovebug Creations - Black Rumple Ribbon
Jaded Blossom - Flag Die

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Walk the Plank

Happy Tuesday!!
I am so very EXCITED to be one of the newest members of the SVG Cutting Files design team!! I am honored to get this opportunity to work with Ann's amazing designs and the awesome group of talented ladies that are on the team!
For my very first project, I wanted to make a cute 'boy' card (with my own little man in mind). I've been in love with the Pirates Life file for quite some time...and thought what a great opportunity to finally use my Jaded Blossom V is for Villain stamp set as well. I used the Trapezoid Card Base file for my card, but altered the overlay to give it a different look...
I had a lot of fun with this card and hope you enjoyed it!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th be With you Blog Hop


May the 4th be with You!
Welcome to the annual Star Wars Blog Hop Party!
Our blog hop is sponsored by Jaded Blossom and SVG Cutting Files!  If you are an avid Star Wars fan, you will be thrilled with the Galactic projects the team has created!

Now if you came here from Barb, then you are in the right place! If not - you DON'T want to miss a single project, so start at the beginning with Candace.

And now for my project!
I absolutely LOVE this Lego Vader and wanted to make a gift using the Mini Bottle Carrier from SVG Cutting Files. The sentiments from Jaded Blossom's Candy Wars are absolutely perfect for this project! I also used the Jaded Blossom Flag Die and Candy Charms Die. I finished it off with some ribbon from Lovebug Creations and voilà! A gift for dad!
I used Ewok for my second project - isn't he cute?! I used the Double Candy Tube Holder from SVG Cutting Files and the Jaded Blossom 1x6 Clear Tubes to make this yummy, Raisinet-filled treat. The sentiment again is from Candy Wars stamped on the Flag Die - all from JB! Had to use my favorite ribbon again - rumple ribbon from Lovebug Cretions and here's how it turned out...

 How to earn these Amazing files for FREE, for TODAY ONLY?
(ends PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST)
1- FOLLOW each blog stop along the way (there are 13 stops in this hop)--- THERE ARE SOME NEW BLOGS Added in our rotation, so make sure you are Following them as well!!
2- Leave a COMMENT on each blog post along the way (again there are only 13)
3- During one of your stops along the way, it will tell you where to go to REQUEST the files. You MUST follow the guidelines correctly in order to qualify for the files, NO exceptions. THANK YOU!
Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Gigi
Blog Hop Line Up 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

National Scrapbook Day - Project Life Tutorial

Hello again crafty friends!
Have you enjoyed all the projects and tutorials from the DEE designers?
Today, I have something special for you – a PL tutorial using only stamp so those of you without cutting machines can still make your own PL cards.
Something all crafters have a lot of is paper! In every color, size and pattern. The most important part in making your own cards is choosing a paper that goes with the theme you will follow - no more than 3 or 4 colors, and mixing the patters with the plain papers. Here I chose blues, reds, blacks and yellows.
I cut two different sizes out of every paper I chose:
3x4” and a 4x6”

Then I use my corner punch to round the corners (because they're prettier that way).
This is the one I have, but any punch will do.
Now you have cards w/ rounded corners. Above I told you to cut two of every paper and here is why....I play around with the colors/sizes until I have a combination I like. I always try to pay attention to not put two of the same color too close to one another...
Now comes the fun part!
 Get out every stamp you think you might use, and then a few moreJ
You can see here that I've already colored and cut a few image stamps and have them ready to go (so I an see which color they will look best on). The next part may seem a little crazy, but I really do this for every page... I get out the stamps and start to put them where I think I might use them...and then I change them around again and again until I find where they will look best.  
Note: Forget glue even exists for the images that are ready
(because you may want to move them later - I speak from experience)
So you can see my  madness a bit closer…
Something I always have on all of my pages is a title card. The good news is that you don't necessarily need a machine to make one. I used ‘Microsoft Word’ to print out something simple…
Then I gathered some extra paper and cut them into 1" strips
to help make something simple, pretty...
like this...
Here is what my completed page looks like,
just using stamps and paper I had at home…
A few close-ups…

What do you think? Do you think you can try your own PL cards now?
I hope I've inspired you to make your own page! 

Thanks for stopping by!