Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's A Girl" Layout

Hi everyone! Today, I well be heading to Temecula, CA where I will do some Wine Tasting with some friends. It will be nice since it's my first time going there. I hope everyone else is having a great day as well. I'm also excited to share that I will be participating in my first 5K Marathon. I have been working out for the last 3 months, and now to be able to do a Marathon, is an accomplishment for me. I'm not the best runner but all I can do is my best.

Well enough about me, my friend Heidi is going to have her first child in a month or so. And she is going to have a baby girl. I wanted to create a 2 page layout as a gift to her. I enjoyed putting it together and I hope she likes it.

"It's a Girl" Layout Recipe:
12 x 12 Baby Girl Paper
2 Strips of Mixed Pink
DCWV Card Stock: Bright Green, Light Pink
Baby Girl Sticker Embellishments
Dotted Ribbon
Border Puncher
( I apologize for the lighting. Hope you can still see.)

Also, you still have today for your last chance to enter my Birthday Giveaway by clicking here.
If you also are a follower of my FB Fan Page: Creative Diva. You can also enter there. There is a post about my giveaway. I am giving the same prize there too. So I will be choosing 2 winners. One from my FB Page and one from my blog. Good Luck!You have till tonight 11:59 p.m. to enter.

Have a great day everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #21: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Good morning everyone. Yesterday,  I had such a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes. Well, as always we love seeing all the amazing entries from all the talented crafter's. I just continue to become inspired by what you create. So our Tuesday Challenge is called: "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles". You are to create a card using one of those cuts. I challenge everyone to hop over to Die Cuttin Divas to take up on the Tuesday Challenge. And if you want to get an idea on what to create, there is a classic movie (1987) called "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles" starring Steve Martin and John Candy. I watched a short clip of it. It is hilarious. Here is what I created:

Thank You Card:
Wall  Decor & More Cartridge: Plane Size 2.5
Recollections Bronze Glitter
DCWV "Bella Boutique" 12" Paper
Recollections Black Card Stock

So I encourage everyone to play along with us at Die Cuttin Divas. We are looking forward to seeing you what you can create. 

Click here to take you over to: Die Cuttin Divas

Don't forget, I also have a My Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway. 
Click here to enter for a chance to win.

Monday, June 27, 2011

My Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway

Hello my faithful followers. Today is my birthday. I turned 31 today. Last year I threw a 30th Vegas Theme birthday celebration. This year, my parents took me on a birthday getaway to Morango Resort & Casino in Cabazon, California. It was so much to relax in the pool and have a margarita or 2. I thank my parents for making me feel special and today I will get to enjoy a nice homemade lunch made by my mom. My hubby will be picking me up this morning and taking me out for breakfast at IHOP.Plus, my hubby got me the Campin Critters Cartridge when he took me to Hollywood for the day 2 weeks ago. He said he knew I like that cartridge because it read it on one of my blog posts. He wanted me to know that he does pay attention to my blog. He also has given me the Cuttlebug which was in February and the Cricut E2 which was in May. He said that was my birthday gift and Christmas gift. But, ladies.. we know that sometimes our hubby's forget and will still surprise us with a gift. Hmm... maybe I should write down the names of other cartridges on my wish list. LOL I love you Pedro Carrillo if you are reading this. Then, I will have a nice evening hanging out with friends for some Margaritas at Acapulco's Restaurant.. But, I mostly thank God for blessing me with another wonderful birthday. So to celebrate my day, I wanted to do a small birthday giveaway.

My Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway is:
EK Sticko: Cupcake Stickers & Colorbok Celebration Stickers

I will be using to select one winner to win these 2 packs of stickers.
Winner will be announced on June 30th.
Here are some simple things you need to do:
1. Become a follower (if you are already a follower, let me know you are)
2. Leave a comment with your email address to contact you if you win.

That's it. Easy Peasy.

Good luck....

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cricut360 Blog Candy Alert...

Happy Friday everyone! Attention all happy crafters. The Cricut360 Design Team and I have some awesome news to share. As you know, we are one week away from getting ready to show you what the Team and I have designed for our first challenge. We are looking forward to seeing all the fun and great creations you can make with the challenges we will be having. But in order to do that, we need you to come join us and follow us at Cricut360. Now, I wonder what can we do get you to come check out our blog. How about some awesome Blog Candy.  Over at our blog: Cricut360, we are giving our followers a chance to win:

Drum Roll Please......

Create A Critter Cartridge

Here is what we need from you to qualify for the awesome prize:

Please hop over to Cricut360 to do the following:

  1. Become a follower.
  2. Subscribe by e-mail.
  3. Leave a comment.
  4. Post about Cricut360 on your blogs and link that post with in-links so we can see it.
  5. Grab our blinkie and post it as a gadget on your blogs (optional) 

We will use to pick the winner and will be announced the following Thursday June 30th.  We would love for you to come back and check to see if you are the lucky winner.  

Now, I myself own this cartridge. And I must say is one of my top favorites. We at Cricut360 would love to see all the Cricut Lovers out there and follow our blog so that we can visit your blogs and get to know you. So please take this time to hop over to Cricut360 by clicking here to get a head start on getting a chance to enter into the Blog Candy Giveaway. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Creative Diva

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog Candy Alert at Two Pink Peas

Hi everyone! Just want to let you know about a great giveaway that is being given over at Two Pink Peas in honor of her dad. Just click here: "Two Pink Peas" and follow her blog. Here is a sneak peak at her giveaway. It includes the following:
Two Pink Peas  
Huge Blog Candy Giveaway

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #20: Christmas Theme Cut for a non-Themed Christmas Card

Good morning everyone! We have a fun challenge going on today at Die Cuttin Divas. Ever wonder how fun it would be to create a birthday, thank you, or even a wedding card using a Christmas Theme Cut. Then this challenge is for you. We want to challenge you to think outside the box and see what you can create using a Christmas cut. So hop on over to check out what the Design Team has in store for you to get your creative minds thinking by clicking here at Die Cuttin Divas. So take out those Christmas Cartridges you have put away somewhere and try out this challenge. You don't want to miss out. We would love to check them out. So without further ado, here is what I created.

Ever wonder what would happen to a Snowman if it were standing on the beach. The first thing that comes to mind is that it will melt away in the sun. But, no fear, this good looking Snowman Family are wearing their Stunner Shades to take away some brightness of the sun. This family wanted to get away on a nice vacation to enjoy a nice day at the beach to say hello to all the beach goers instead of standing around in another Snow Storm. Hey, at least if they melt just a little, it will add a bit more water to the ocean.

Winter Woodland Cartridge: Snowman Sizes: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
Card Stock: Yellow, Brown, Black, White, Blue
Blue Waves Designer Paper
Hawaii/Drink Designer Paper
Martha Stewart Puncher: Crab
Beach Stickers: Surfboard
Memento Dye Inks: Desert Sand, Beach Blue 
Sentiment Stamp: Hello
Black Marker for Shades, Googly Eyes

So just incase you missed it, here is the link to our blog for you to join us on the challenge:

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello Kitty Birthday Card

Hello again! I wanted to share a card I made today for one of my husband's former co-workers who celebrated a birthday last week. Her name is Cassandra. She loves Hello Kitty and a few months ago, she requested if I make a Hello Kitty Card for her and I did. Here is my Card. She is really going to love her card. Earlier this month she asked me to make several cards for her for other occasions. It makes me smile to know that many like my cards better than shopping at Hallmark. LOL

Hello Kitty Cartridge: Hello Kitty Card Size 4
Cricut E2 Preloaded Cartridge: Cricut Essentials:  Hat Size 2
Sentiment Stamp: Birthday Wishes

Im entering it into My Pink Stamper's Birthday Craze Card challenge which is to create any birthday theme card. Head on over to Robyn's blog for a chance to win.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blog Award/ DCD and Cricut360 Annoucements

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there. Especially to my wonderful daddy Raul. He is the greatest man in my life besides my hubby. He works hard to provide for his family. Just want to take this time to thank my daddy for always being a great role model, supporter, caring, and just being there for me whenever I needed him. I truly am lucky to have him as my dad.

In other news, I have been graciously given  an awesome award by two wonderful blogger friends which are Lisa at A Mermaid's Crafts and Sabrina at Scrappin with Sabrina. They have passed along the "Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award." Thank you so much Lisa and Sabrina. Friends, please be sure to follow their blogs as they have some amazing projects to share with all of you. 
The rules for the award are the following:
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

Here are 7 Random Facts about me:
1. I'm going to be participating in my first 5k Marathon on 4th of July.
2. I love love love chocolate. 
3. I love going to my favorite cupcake place called My Delight Cupcakery on Mondays for their Mini Cupcakes. 
4. I'm going to Palm Springs next Month with my BFF to celebrate our birthdays. Mine is June 27th and hers is in July.
5. I love to hike on Sunday Mornings.
6. I love to spend quality time with my husband.
7. I look forward to creating some fun projects this Summer since I will be on vacation. 

Now onto selecting 8 blogs: (this is always so hard since everyone is so talented.)
1. Veronica 
2. Mistyrose
3. Sonia
4. Cindy Lou
5. Just Yolie
6. Tammy
7. Amber
8. Linda
** Be sure to follow these wonderful ladies blogs and become a follower if not already. They will be delighted to hear what you think about their blog and projects. **

Before I let you guys go for the day to spend time with your dads and husbands, I wanted to remind you about the following events. 

First, I would like to say how happy I am to be part of the Design Team for Die Cuttin Divas. I am working alongside with the wonderful and talented ladies. They have worked really hard to display some awesome projects for our challenges at Die Cuttin Divas. I would also like to thank everyone for playing along with us at Die Cuttin Divas. It amazes me the awesome talent you have shown in sharing with us the cards you have made for our challenges. Remember, you have tomorrow to continue to enter The Wedding Bliss Challenge. Also, on Tuesday we have a new challenge which will definitely get you to think outside the box. Trust me, I sure had to.. But I'm not going to share what I made just yet, you have to come by our blog by clicking here at: Die Cuttin Divas to check it out. We love to see what you can create. You are also more than welcome to invite others to follow our awesome blog. The more the merrier. We would love to have the opportunity to meet our followers and check out your blogs.

Secondly, we are about 2 weeks away from launching the Cricut360 Blog Challenges which will begin July 1st. Please become a follower so you can find out about the awesome challenges we will be having for everyone to take part of. I am excited to also become part of the Cricut360 Design Team. It is an honor to be working alongside the talented ladies who will be sharing their projects with all of you. I also look forward to showcasing some awesome projects. So please check out our blog by clicking here at:  Cricut360 and follow us. We would love to meet our wonderful followers. Also, stop by as each day you will get a chance to read about each member of the Design Team including myself. 

Well, may everyone have a wonderful evening. And Stay tuned for cards/layouts to come. 


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

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge: Wedding Bless

Happy Tuesday everyone! Yesterday was a fun day. My husband and I spent the day in Hollywood. We went to see the Movie Pirates at The El Capitan Theater, ate at California Kitchen, and strolled down the street where it showcases the celebrities stars. Just a great day. Well onto other news, The DT and I at Die Cuttin Diva have a new challenge this week. We were asked to create a Wedding card using any cut except for hearts. I decided to select a cut from my Sweethearts Cartridge. Here is what I made:
Just Married Card Recipe:
Sweethearts Cartridge: Just Married License Plate Size 1.5
Black Card Stock for Card: Size 4 x 5
DCWV Paper: Wedding Design Paper
Card Stock Paper: Gray and Transparent Paper
Champagne Glasses Brads and Black Brads

I hope everyone liked my card. Please be sure to try out our challenge. It will be great to see what you can come up with. This card will be placed in my stash of cards. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Crafting

Good evening everyone. Today, I spent most of my evening working on some projects in my craft room. Since my husband is out of town on a work Retreat, what best way to enjoy my time by being in my craft room. Tomorrow, we will be attending one of my husband's Former Co-worker and great friend who will be graduating with a Bachelor's Degree (Not sure in what). So I wanted to make a special card for her. I think this was one of my favorite Graduation Cards I have made. Also, my mom asked if I can make a Wedding Card for her for one of her Co-Workers who recently got married today. So here they are and hope you like them.

Graduation Card:
A2 Ivory Card
Card Stock: Black, Pink Stripe Design
Black Decorated Ribbon
Recollections: Graduation Embellishment Stickers
Sweethearts Cartridge: Tag 1.25

Wedding Card:
 Sweethearts Cartridge: Dove 2.5, Tag size 1.5
 Card Stock: Black, White, Red
DCWV: Belle Boutique Stack
Queen & Company: Black Pearls
 Wedding Stickers: Love
Gray & Black Ribbon
 Congratulations Sentiment Stamp 

Thank you again for stopping by. I hope to post up a couple more projects I'll be working on this week. So please stay tuned. Also, don't forget about our challenges right over at Die Cuttin Divas. We love to see what you can create.

Creative Diva

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Bonus Round at Die Cuttin Divas

Happy Friday everyone! Wow, I can't believe how quickly the week has gone by. I hope everyone has some fun plans this weekend. As for me, I might go hiking or hang out with good friends. But who knows, we will see. Well, I would like to invite everyone to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas as the DT and I have some amazing Summer Projects to show you. We are having a fun Summer Bonus Round. So be sure to try out the challenge to win some cool stuff. You don't want to miss out. I love Summer because living in Southern California means Sunny weather which will mean: Head over to the beach. Here is what I created.

Summer Fun Mini Card:
Cricut Preloaded Essentials Cartridge: Circle Size 2
Beach Embellishment Stickers: Palm Tree
Brads: Pineapples
Sentiment Stamp: Summer Fun
Yellow Spool Ribbon
Green Spotted Paper

Alright everyone, I look forward to checking out your projects. I would also like to say that I always appreciate reading all the wonderful comments everyone leaves me. It brings a smile to my face and makes it a good day for me. I do hope to get around to all of your blogs and leave some wonderful comments as well. Till then, I hope everyone has a great weekend.


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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day Card Challenges

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a great day. Today, I visited my husband at work and treated him to lunch. Then, I came home to do some crafting and catch up on projects which I will still be doing this week. I was asked by a good friend of mine if I can make her a Father's Day card which I was delighted to do. So I decided to enter it into 2 challenges today. This was perfect because I made 2 Father's Day card actually. Fantabulous Cricut is having Challenge#63: #1 Dad which is to create a card that shows dad being the number1 man in our life. The second one is at Whimsical Wednesdays which is Challenge#10: Create a Father's Day card/project. And also, Celebrate the Occasion where it is Challenge# 17: Create a card/layout for Father's Day. Hope you like them.

First Father's Day Card:
Cricut Preloaded Decals Cartridge: Dad Chef Size 3.5
From My Kitchen Cartridge: Grill 3.0, Meat Size 1.5
DCWV Paper: Guy Stack
Ditto Father's Day Stamps

Second Father's Day Card:
DCWV Paper: The Guy Stack: Tools
K& Company: Handyman Embellishment Stickers

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge: Sketch

Happy Tuesday everyone! The DT and I at Die Cuttin Diva have a new challenge this week. We were asked to create a  card matching the sketch given. Some of my husband's co-workers are graduating from the University this weekend, so my husband asked me to create a card for them. One of the cards I made was a Graduation Card following the sketch below. I hope everyone likes it.
Graduation Card Recipe:
Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge: Diploma Size 3.0
Recollections: Grad Embellishment Sticker
Black Card Stock for Card: Size 4 x 6
Gray Design Paper
Black and White Design
White and Gold Embossing Powder

Please be sure to join us in this fun challenge at Die Cuttin Divas. We would love to see what you can create. Plus, you will get a chance to see the projects that the DT and I have made. May everyone have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Blog Hop Winners/ 200th Follower Giveaway Winner/ Scrapbook Stash

Good afternoon  everyone.  Thank you everyone has been visiting and following my blog. I appreciate all my new and regular followers and your sweet comments that you leave me. Without all of you, I would not be able to continue to be inspired to show my creativity. Everyone has been amazing.
So let me begin with announcing the winner of my 200th Follower Giveaway. Now, I wish that I can award everyone who has been following me with a prize, but I can only choose one winner.

The Winner of my 200th Follower Giveaway is...
Drum Roll Please....
Using Random.Org : 
#33. Amy E said... I linked your blog and candy in an article I wrote on my blog (about my love of blog candy!)

Congrats Amy E. I will be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address. You have till this Thursday to reply so that I can mail out your goodies on Friday. 

Now, before I announce the winner of the Summer Blog Hop, I would like to say a Big Thank You to Shawnee for having me be part of your blog hop. I would also like to thank all my new and recent followers. Again, without you, I would not be able to do this. Now, I know that I was only going to announce one winner for this, but I decided to select 2 winners to win the blog candy. That is just how much I love all my followers.
Here are the following winners:
Summer Blog Hop Day 1 Winner:
#3. shersl84bed said... Such fun summer layouts. Great job.
I'm a follower.
I am looking forward to a lot of camping this summer with my family.
Summer Blog Hop Day 2 Winner:
#16Carla said... What a beautiful Card. I love it!! Thanks for sharing.

Congrats to the 2 winners. You will each get the Recollections Beach & Camping Embellishments.
I will be emailing you shortly to request your mailing address so that I may be able to mail out your goodies this weekend. Please reply back by this Thursday. Thank you.

Now, I love June because it's my birthday Month. What great way to celebrate my birthday towards the end of June by giving away some Birthday Blog Candy. So please stay tuned for a Birthday Blog Candy Post. 

Over the weekend, one of my BFF's Veronica from Mommy's Crafty Creations told me about this Scrapbook Sale that was taking place at a Warehouse in Rancho Cucamonga. She heard about this sale from one of the blogs we follow which is Yolie from justyolie. Thank you Yolie for telling us about it. It is a company that I don't remember hearing much about it which is called "Colorbok." When we arrived and saw the prices, we responded with "OMG!" We felt like we were at Disneyland or like a kid in a candy shop. They had card stock paper packs and page kits for $2 bucks. They also had Scrapbook Album Kits for $5.00 and Scrapbook Albums for $4.00. And they also had sticker embellishments for .50 cents to 1.00. Pretty much everything was under $5.00. Wow, what a deal. I only had $20 bucks to spend so I pretty much spent every last dollar. I hope that they have this sale again because I will so be there. So here is what I bought. 
 They even package it and tape it for you.
 Oh Let's see what is inside!
 Love the Textured Color Card Stock- 50 sheets pack $2 bucks. LOve it. 
Safari Paper Pack, Different Paper Packs n more.

Alright everyone... Well that is all I have for now. I look forward to spending some time in my craft room today to work on some projects. See you all soon.