Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy 50th Birthday Mom!/ The Adventures of Cricut!

 Important Update: 
Just received my Shipment Confirmation that my Cricut E2 is being delivered today instead of next week since it's coming from Ontario, California which is only a few miles away. Super excited! I'll keep you guys posted.

Hello my wonderful followers. Today is my beautiful mother's 50th Birthday. May she be blessed with many more wonderful birthdays. My family and I took her out to an early birthday dinner to Olive Garden last weekend. But after I get out of work today, I plan to pick up my mom and take her out for lunch before I have to attend my tonight class. So I wanted to make a fun but beautiful card to celebrate her 50th birthday. I also plan on entering it into fantabulouscricut where we are asked to create something with " MOM's" the word. I know my mom is going to love her card.

Easel Card Recipe:
Dark Pink 5 x 9
Black Card stock: 5 x 9 (then cut less than a 1/2 on each side)
Design Paper: 5 x 9 (then cut less than a 1/2 on each side)
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Cupcake Size 3
Cuttin Up Cartridge: MOM Size 1-1/4
Creative Memories: Paper buttons & Paper Ribbon
50th Birthday Stickers
Flower Buttons
Purple Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing folder: Swirls
Recollection: Pink Rhinestones
Sentiment Stamp: Happy Birthday

The cupcake stands on a beautiful decorated table surrounded by presents.
I made everything pop up by adding a strip of purple behind it.

I also want to say thank you to two ladies who I won some fun blog candy from. The first one is Amy from lovetocrop. I won some fun Creative Memories: Paper Buttons and Paper Ribbon and Cricut Ink Cartridges. Thank you Amy. I enjoyed using some of the items I received to create my mom's card. The second person I would like to also thank is Elsa from cricutlvr. I won a cute Cricut Plush. Here are a few pics of Cricut's Adventure in his new home.

 Cricut playing some Xbox live with online players.
 Cricut found a new feline friend named "Jack the cat."
 Cricut hanging out with his new Disney Pals!
 Cricut hanging around the scrapbook room.
 Cricut enjoying reading his favorite book.
 Cricut following along his favorite Blogger "Creative Diva."
Happy 5 years to Cricut!
Cricut calling all his peeps. 
Hope they are local calls. Lol!

The Adventures of Cricut
to be continued......

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yay! Got the E2!

Hi everyone! I'm super duper excited to have watched the Launch of the Cricut E2 on HSN with Ginger. I purchased the Cricut E2 half hour ago. It will arrive May 6. Sweet, I'm off that day so I will be waiting for the mail man. It is all thanks to my hubby Peter. He is the most wonderful husband of all. Again, I didn't convince him to buy it for me, I was just telling him about it. He said just to order it, so we called and we got it. So this again will be my early birthday present which won't be till June, lol and Christmas present.

Thanks love for my Cricut E2. 
You are an amazing hubby 
who has to deal with my crafting addiction. LOL

Mother's Day Blog Hop Winner/ Big Thank you/ Sherrie Scraps Giveaway

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a nice Easter Sunday with their loved ones. I had a nice weekend with my family. First off, I would like to say Thanks to Nadia and Giselle for another wonderful hop. I really enjoyed participating in the Mother's Day Blog Hop to showcase the project I made for my beautiful mother. I also want to thank you, my followers and my new followers. Without you, I would not be able to show you how much I enjoy showing the wonderful creations I make. It makes me happy to see that you enjoying visiting my blog. I do promise to do my best to visit every single blog.

So without further ado, the winner of the Mother's Day Blog Hop is......
Using Random.Org to select the winner:

Drumroll please........
#27 Becky Dunham said...Fabulous explosion box Patty! That is one idea i had not thought of for Mother's Day and what a great idea! my mother would love it! thanks for the inspiration :) i am already a follower of your lovely blog. rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Congrats Rebecca! I will be emailing shortly. You have till this Thursday to respond with your mailing address to send out your Blog Candy this weekend. Thanks again for participating with us.

 On another note. I have met some wonderful friends along the blogging world. I would like to give a big Thank you to Cindy Lou from . She has done so many amazing projects on her blog. Be sure to check her blog out and become a followers. She is so kind to have given me such a cute Mouse Stamp. She let me pick one of my choice. I decided to choose this cute mouse stamp where I can create Get Well Cards. And with my surprise, she even decorated such a cute notebook with my name on it. I love it very much because I will be able to jot down any important blog Hop dates that I am participating in, but also project ideas, and more. Thank you so much Cindy! You are such a sweet friend. Big hug to you.

Also, Check out Sherrie Scraps with Passion: She is giving away this awesome Camping Critter Cartridge with Recollections Paper Pack. You don't want to miss out. Giveaway ends May 3rd b4 midnight. 

Well, may everyone have a wonderful day and I hope to have some amazing projects posted up this week. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mothers Day Blog Hop and my blog! This hop is all about Mother’s Day and a challenge to create anything, but no flowers allowed!

If you have come from Nadia's  blog, you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to play along, you can do so by starting at Giselle’s Blog .This hop is full of talented ladies {and giveaways, too}!

I would like to first start off by saying Thank You to Giselle and Nadia for having me be part of their blog hop again. It's always a pleasure to be able to share another great project with all of you. I also want to say Happy Early Mother's Day to all the beaufitul mothers out there. You are all special in your own way. I am grateful for my mother becuase she has done so much for me and my siblings. She is very special to me. I hope to one day become a mother just like her.

This was definitely a fun challenge to do because it allows you to think outside the box when it comes to not using flowers. As we know, flowers are always so easy to put something together. But, with this challenge, I looked as to what other things could be used to reflect Mother's Day. This is what I created. I hope you enjoy it. Unfortunately, I was not able to have a video at this time.

Mother's Day Explosion Box
Brown Recollections Card Stock 12 x 12
Polka Dot Paper: 4 x 4
Purple Card Stock 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 
Pink Stripe Paper 3.5 x 3.5
Michaels Special Value Ribbon- Polka Dots
Brown Ribbon
Butterfly Brads
Butterfly Stamp Image
Sentiment Stamp: Happy Mother's Day
  Recollections: Butterfly Adhesives

First Step: Choose your card stock measured at 12 x 12. Then you score each side at 4 inch mark. So you will have a tic tac toe rid. Fold it at score line. Now cut at every corner outside square.  For the Lid, you take the color card stock of your choice it cut it at 7-1/8 x 7-1/8. Then you score it at 1-1/2 in, rotate and do the same for all sides at 1-1/2 inch.
 Second Step: For each square: You have the option of decorating however you like. I added a Purple color card stock on each side at 3-3/4 x 3-3/4. Followed by Pink Stripe Paper which is 3.5 x 3.5.

 Third Step: I added brown spool ribbon on each side and attached a Butterfly. Then I created a small box wrapped in polka dot ribbon with a sign that says "Happy Mother's Day." Underneath the box, I would add a small gift such as earrings or any type of jewelry and a gift card somewhere inside the Explosion Box.

Now, who would love to win some Blog Candy. I know you do... :)
 Mini Recollections Photo Album
{Perfect gift to give displaying your favorite memories for that special someone.}
Giveaway has ended! 
Winner will be announced Monday, April 25.

Here is what you need to do:
1. Become a follower, if not already. (Leave a comment letting me know you are already a follower.
2. Leave a comment and be sure to leave me an email address to get a hold of you if you win. 

That's it. Easy Peasy. 
Please help me reach 200 followers as I will have something great to giveaway. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Thank you for playing along. Your next stop is the very talented Lisa.

Here is a list of all participators:
Patricia -

Friday, April 22, 2011

My 5th Wedding Anniversary!

Good morning everyone! Today is a special day for me becuase my husband and I celebrate our 5th year wedding anniversary. Wow, I can't believe it's already 5 years. We have dated back in high school in '97 till now that we are married. So we have been together for 14 years. Even though we have our up and downs like any married couple, we continue to love one another. Today, my hubby will be picking me up from work and we will head out to have a small lunch, followed by hanging out at an outdoor shopping mall, then to the AMC Movies. We are not sure what we want to watch yet, but I would like to watch "Hop" since it looks funny. Then we will end the evening with a nice dinner at Black Angus. Oh what fun. So here is a card that I made for my hubby.

A2 Card
Turquoise Card Stock: 3- 3/4 x 5-1/4
White Square Shaped Card Stock
Michaels $1 stamps: Owl Always Love You Stamp
Heart Brads
Brown Spool Ribbon
Sticker: Our 5th Anniversary
Sentiment Stamp: I love you {Inside the Card}
Brown Colorbox 

P.S. Sweet Reminder:
Don't forgot to stop by tomorrow as we will have the Mother's Day Blog hop which will begin at Once you arrive at my blog, I will have a neat project I made for my mother for Mother's Day. Plus, I will have some Blog Candy to giveaway. 

Till then, Have a great Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's A Girl Card!

Hi everyone! Glad to be able to find time to craft today. It was my day off from work and since it was kind of chilly in Southern California, I took sometime to create a few projects. My cousin is having a baby shower this weekend as she is having her first child which will be a baby girl. I pray that she is blessed with a happy baby girl. Here is a baby shower card I made for her to add to her gift. My goal is to also make some baby girl layouts as a gift. I just hope I can have it done by Saturday.

"It's a Girl" Card
A2 Card
Pink Card Stock 3 3/4 x 3.5
Green Card Stock 5.5 x 1
Michaels Special Value Ribbon-Girl Monkey
Simply Charmed- Baby Girl Stroller Size 1.5
Michaels $1 Stamp- "It's a girl!"
Queen & Co.-Green Blue Sea and Pink Pearls
Sentiment Stamp: Congratulations {Inside Card}

I also would like to take this time to thank a great friend of mine that I have met in the first few months of blogging is Cindy Lou from Scrappinc . She has awarded me with the BFB award. This is my second time recieving this award and I am very honored. It makes me feel happy to know that many just like Cindy Lou likes to support my love for crafting. 

The rules of this award are:
1. Post about it on your blog, link it back to the sender and thank them.
                             2. Pass the award onto those who visit and comment regularly.

Again, it's always so hard to choose because there are so many talented people that I follow. Here are the following people that I am awarding it to.

2. Olga

Please take this time to visit these talented ladies as they have such creative projects and ideas that they would love to share with you. 

Have a great day everyone. 

Live... Laugh... Create...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop Coming Soon...

        Hello everyone! Sorry I've been M.I.A. Another busy week with work and school. Also, unfortunately my cousin passed away last week. So there was just much going on. But, I do hope to do some fun projects this week which might include a baby shower card, a birthday card, an anniversary card, and a baby girl layout that will be a gift to my cousin for her baby shower. Yes, I have to do all that before Friday. Wish me luck.LOL
         However, on the side note... I wanted to let everyone know that I will be joining Giselle and Nadia once again with many other talented ladies for the Mother's Day Blog Hop. Be sure to join us this weekend to be surprised as to what we will be creating.

Plus, I'm 22 followers away from 200. Wow! I just can't believe it. I will definitely be having a great giveaway for having 200 followers. I will start looking around for what to give away. So stay tuned to find out. Well I hope everyone has a wonderful week filled with crafting and fun.

Remember my motto....

Live... Laugh... Create...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Challenge #10 Die Cuttin Divas Challenge Entry

Hello everyone! What a great sunny day in Southern California. Today I did another 45 minute workout with Jillian Michaels Cardio DVD, followed by some Zumba. My goal is to be fit for summer. However, after a great workout, I took off to my scrapbook room which is serves as my personal meditation room by crafting. LOL if that makes sense. Today, I was going through my dashboard to see of any challenges I wanted to partake in and found Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #10 in which you use 2 cuts from 2 different cartridges. Since I continue to explore my new Hello Kitty Card, I mixed that with my Create a Critter Cartridge. Here is what I made:

Hello Kitty Cartridge: HK 16 Size 2
Create a Critter Cartridge: Happy Birthday, Birthday Present (located on the bear critter) Size 1.5
Coredinations Foundations Card Stock Paper: Pink 5 x 5.5 for card
DCWV Citrus Yellow Card Stock 4.5 x 5
Cuttlebug: Flower and D'vine Swirl Embossing Folders
Queen & Co.:Baby Blue Pearls
Recollections Blue Rhinestones Stickers
Pink Ribbon
Stampin Up Stamp

Hello Kitty Skywriting a message to someone celebrating a birthday.

Stampin Up Stamp: "b is for birthday"

My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge!

Hello friends! Last Friday, I checked out My Pink Stamper blog as they were having their monthly challenge blog hop. After we visited everyone's blog, we were asked to create anything birthday. I'm glad they selected that theme because I needed to make 2 birthday cards this week. Today, I will be posting one that I made for this challenge and later today I will create another birthday card. Last week, I bought Hello Kitty Cartridge from Custom Crops. I had many requests for Hello Kitty Cards from friends so I somewhat persuaded my husband to buy it for me. LOL Gotta love him. So I got to test out my cartridge today and made a Hello Kitty Birthday Easel Card. This card is going to be given to one of the many great teachers I work with. My good friend Giulia who is a Kindergarten teacher, her daughter Cate turned 5 years old over the weekend. She made Hello Kitty cupcakes because it's her favorite. So I decided to make Cate a cute Hello Kitty card. I know she will love it.

Hello Kitty Cartridge: HK5 size 4.5
Gemstone Pink Card Stock 4 x 8
Pink Pearls
Happy Birthday Stamp 
Oval Shape & Scallop Puncher
Pink Color box Ink

This card will be entered in http://www,

Have a great day everyone! I'll be posting another birthday card later today.

Live... Laugh... Create....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blog Candy Winners & Awards

Wow! What a great last week. I cannot believe the amount of great comments that I received from new and already following followers. Again, it always brings a smile to my face knowing that you enjoyed the projects I've created. Thank you also for those who are following me on my FB Like Page "Creative Diva." I can't believe how many followers I have received. I'm getting close to almost 200 followers. I would like to give a BiG HUGE THANK YOU to Shawnee for having me be part of her "It's Easter Blog Hop" and to Giselle and Nadia for "The Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop. So I defided to announce the winners today instead of tomorrow. I also wanted to share that this weekend I got to meet one of my blogging friends Tammy from We met for Starbucks, then some fun shopping at the Scrapbook Store. I always look forward to making new friends.

So without further ado: Here are the following winners:
I used Random. org to select the winners.
It's Easter Blog Hop Winners:

Day 1:
  #19- Cathie in UT said: "I love simple little projects like this. It could be changed for many events or seasons! Thanks for sharing and I am a follower too.
Day 2:
 # 24- Vickie Leaf said: "I really like how the card opens diagonally. Very creative.
Day 3:
 # 7- Trisha said: "What a fun explosion box. TFS
Day 4:
 # 15- IRUNINCIRCLES said: "There's something about googly eyes that makes project cuter.

Now, for The Eggstravanganza Blog Hop Winner:

Drumroll please.....

iluvkatie74 said: "What an adorable Easter basket. Great idea. I am a follower.
I will be emailing winners. Please respond to the email by this Thursday with your mailing address so that I can mail out your goodies this weekend.

Now, throughout the fun week of Blog Hops and more. I have received Two awards that is a first for me to receive. I am super excited to see that people have enjoyed me talent. I would like to thank them for giving me these awards.

The first award is the Versatile Blogger Awards that I am so honor to receive by the following talented ladies: Cindy Lou, VictoriaShannon and Kathlee. Please take the time to visit these wonderful ladies as they are truly talented and has some great projects to show.

The rules to this award are:
1.) Thank the person who gave it to you
2.) 7 things about yourself
3.) Send it to 15 other bloggers
Here are 7 things about me:
1. I  love my husband and family.
2. I bought a Hello Kitty Cartridge recently.
3. I like to meet new people.
4. I finally owe a cuttlebug.
5. I'm going to be celebrating my wedding anniversary next Friday.
6. I'm looking forward to the Summer.
7. I love Starbucks Tazo Teas.

Here are 15 bloggers I would really love for you to check out as they hope to inspire you to create:
1. Melissa
5.creating a crafty life

Now onto the second award I am so honored to have received by two lovely ladies: Veronica and Olga. Please visit their blog as they are just amazing in every way. This is also my first time receiving this really neat award called "The BFB Award."

Award rules:
1. Post about award on your blog with a link back to the sender
2.Pass onto those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly..
Here are the 5 blogger friends I would love to pass them onto:
4. Mari

** Thank you again everyone for the awesome awards**

Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's Easter Blog Hop Day 4!

 ** If you are looking for The Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop: please Click Here **

Hi everyone! Welcome to the final day of “It’s Easter” Blog Hop Day 4 to help you get ready for this wonderful Easter season. Joining me in this fun celebration are some of the most talented crafters that I know. I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you have just came from Suzanne, you are in the right place.  If not, and just hopped on this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

 Here is my last project for the final day of the hop. Again, I would like to thank Shawnee for such a fun and amazing hop! I never would have found so many creative ways to create new things. The project that I have made is a layout page. I am currently thinking about what to do on Easter Day to capture those fun memories. 

Light Green Card stock: 12 x 12
Pink Polka Dot Paper: 12 x 12
White Card Stock: 5 x 7 ( I think)
Flower Chipboards
Pink Stickles
Create a Critter- Bunny and Carrot 3.0 (I think! LOL)
Chipboard Letters
Green Colorbox Ink 

First Step: Select color card stock for background. Then select designer paper for top layer. Then you cut a 4 x 4 paper piece of. Hope that makes sense.
 Second Step: Cut bunny and carrot at 3 inches using Create a Critter Cartridge. Select colors at your choosing. Then I added some stickles to give that effect on the bunny's tummy and googly eyes.
 Third Step: For each white card stock: cut at 5 x 7 or the size of your choosing and ink the edges with color box ink. Then I  used Letter Chipboard to create the word "Hop." I added dots on throughout the letters using stickles.
This is my Easter Page Layout.

This hop runs from April 7th - 10th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY! Come back all 3 days to see some new projects, tutorials, and more. Plus, if you leave a comment on everyone's blog, you will be entered for the grand prize blog candy given at Shawnee's Blog.
Tell your friends about the hop for an extra chance.

Now, hop on over to two talented and amazing ladies: Shelly & Kitty
In case you get lost, here are the Blogs for the It’s Easter Blog Hop:
1. Shawnee - Http://
2.  Rachelle -
3.  Lisa -
4.  Suzanne -
5.  Patricia -  
6.  Shelly & Kitty
7.  Rhonda -
8.  Mandie -
9.  Mickie -
10. Deborah -
11. Kristy
12. Tristan -
13. Ellen -
14. Monica -
15. Robin -

My Blog Candy:

**Giveaway is now Closed**
 The winner will win Recollections: Spring Butterfly Embellishments and Flower Embellishments.
I will be using Random. Org to select the winner.
Please note: There will be a total of 4 winners at the end of my blog. When the Blog Hop comes to an end, I will select one winner for each day of the hop. So make sure you come by each day to leave a comment. Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 12. 

Here are the requirements:
1. Become a follower (If not already, and let me know you are) and leave a comment for a chance to win.
2. Be sure to leave me with your email address for a way to get a hold of you if you win.

For an extra chance to win:
1. Follow me on my FB "Like" page "Creative Diva." You can click on my FB Badge located on the left hand side bar.

Thank you for visiting! Please come again! 

Happy Easter Everyone!