Friday, September 30, 2011

Cricut360- Challenge #13: Welcome Baby

Welcome to Cricut360 Friday Challenge!
"Welcome Baby"

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all excited for a great weekend. Yesterday was a great day because my hubby and my sister celebrated their birthday. We got to enjoy some yummy cake and food, and they opened up some fun presents. I like to make special time for each of them as they are both very important to me. Anywhoo, today we have a new challenge over at Cricut 360. Do you know someone that just had a baby and want to create a fun card or layout for them, but don't know where to start. Then head on over to our blog as you will find inspiring projects to help you create that perfect project to Welcome that special baby! The challenge is to create a card or layout using white,embossing, and pastel colors and you can use any cricut cartridge.

I decided to create a Welcome Baby Boy card. So if anyone is expecting a baby boy, this is the card for you.

Welcome Baby!
Recollection Card Stock:Brown Size 4 x 6
Blue Polka Dot Paper
White Card Stock
Stretch your Imagination Cartridge: Baby Size 3.5
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Brown Spool Ribbon
Epoxy Stickers: Baby

Thanks for checking out my card. Be sure to check out the Design Team projects as they have done an amazing job. Be sure to stay tuned next week for some fun projects I will be posting. Till then, have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas: Shabby Chic Vintage Style

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Good morning everyone! It's that time again over at Die Cuttin Divas as we start off with a new challenge today. Let see some Shabby Chic Vintage Style Cards! This was definitely a challenge because I wasn't sure what vintage looks like or what to create that would be vintage theme. So this is what I created. There will be a day when I will be able to travel to Paris and say Hello to someone from abroad. Hope you like it.

Just Saying Hello Card
A2 Card
Cricut E2 Pre-Loaded Cartridge: Cricut Essentials Label Size 1.5
Paris Eiffel Tower Card
Black Jelly Roll Pen, Black Spool Ribbon
Sentiment Stamp: Just to say "Hello"
Black Stripe Card Stock

Thanks for checking out my Vintage Card. I hope everyone will head over to the Die Cuttin Divas Blog to check out all the other projects that the Design Team have made. We definitely want to see your view of Vintage. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #33:Lets go to the Circus.

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Good morning everyone! It's that time again over at Die Cuttin Divas as we start off with a new challenge today. Let's go to the Circus! I remember growing up as a little girl, I've always enjoyed a trip to the circus with my parents. We would laugh at the silly clowns doing silly stuff and more. So for this challenge, we want you to create something that describes the circus. Think outside the box. I had fun making this circus Treat box.Maybe I can give it to a child who will take a trip to the circus someday.

Circus Clown Treat
Box Favor
Paper Doll Shape Cartridge: Clown Size 4
Buttons, Googly Eyes
White Jelly Roll Pen

Thanks for checking out my Circus Clown Treat Box. I hope everyone will head over to the Die Cuttin Divas Blog to check out all the other projects that the Design Team have made. You sure will be in for a treat at the circus. 

Have a great day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Monday News: Design Team Member Announcement

Hi everyone! Before I share some fabulous news. I would like to share that today my husband who works for one of the Universities in Southern California received his 10 Years of Service Pin. He has been working for a program called Upward Bound where they provide Tutoring Services, Financial Aid Assistance, workshops, and prepare students for College for Low Income High School Students. Many of the students that he has worked with are now or have graduated from Big Top Universities such as U.C Berkley, University of Southern California, and more.. His colleagues who also work with him have done an incredible job with the students. So I just wanted to share how proud I am of my husband who I know will be Director of his own program someday.

Now, onto the announcement that I have for all of you. My good friend Mistyrose from
Sweet Magnolia Rose started a call for her first Design Team. I work with Mistyrose on our current Design Team "Die Cuttin Divas." She has started her new business venture. I have been selected as a Design Team Member for Sweet Magnolia Rose's Honey Bee Corner. "Honey Bee Corner is a brand new company that teaches online classes using Monthly Kits." 
I'm excited about taking on this new challenge. It is very different from what I normally do.So lookout for some exciting things to be showcased.We have our first Blog Hop on October 3-6th. Stay tuned as you will get a taste of what this new blog will bring as well as an introduction to the Design Team.

Alright friends, be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow as it is Die Cuttin Diva's Tuesday Challenge. See you all soon.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cricut360 Challenge #12: Native American Day

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Welcome to Cricut 360 Challenge Friday!

Hi everyone! Today, we have a new challenge over at Cricut360. On September 19 is Native American Day. What great way to celebrate it by making a card or layout with this in mind. Remember you can use any cartridge you like for this challenge. I decided to do a card. I used one of my Clear Stamps that I purchased which are Autumn Stamps. I hope everyone likes the card I made.

Indian Summers Card
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge: Indian Boy and Girl Size 3.5
DCWV Fall Paper Stack: Fall Paper
Clear Autumn Stamps: Indian Summer
White Card Stock for card: Size 4 x 6

Now hop on over to Cricut 360 to see what amazing cards and layouts the Design Team have made. I would also love if you join us for this challenge. There will be a prize given for this challenge so be sure to check out what one lucky winner could win.

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Boo-tiful Card Challenge Entry

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Hola! I told you I'll be back! LOL. As I was about to write up my post about this next card I am showcasing to you all right now, I saw that I can also enter this card into a different challenge. So let's begin. As I said in my last post, Getting Kricky with K.Andrews is having a Simply Sunday Halloween Challenge in which you create a project anything Halloween. We can enter as many entries as we like as long as it meets the criteria. I seriously love this time of year because I love to create anything for Halloween. The second challenge is over at Paper Cutz in which you create a card, LO, or craft project for Halloween. The only colors you are allowed to use is orange, white, black, and purple only. Be sure to head over to their blog to read further instructions. Oh it is also called "Caution-Ghost Crossing." That is such a cute title. Hope you think it's Spooktacular! I will also be entering this into A Jillian Vance Design: Freaky Fridays where you create a craft project that can have a little scare.

Boo-tiful Card
Black Card Stock: 5 x 7
Orange Card Stock for second layer
DCWV Fall Paper Stack: Orange Polka Dot Paper, Black and White Dot Paper
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge: Ghost Costume Size 3.5, Tree Size 4
Circles for Minnie Ears
K.Andrews Fall-O-Ween Stamp Set: Boo-tiful
Oval Puncher, Black Jelly Roll Pen
Orange Spool Ribbon
Queen & Company: Boo Insert

 It's Minnie Mouse looking Boo-tiful!

Entering in the following challenges:
1. Getting Kricky with K. Andrews: Create a Halloween Project
2. Paper Cutz Challenge: Challenge #109:  "Caution: Ghost Crossing" Create a card, LO, or a crafty project using a Cricut Cut, hand stamped, or digital stamped ghosts, and the colors white, black, orange and purple only.
3. A Jillian Vance Design: Freaky Fridays: Create a craft project that can give a bit of a scare. 

Well, my friends... I'm off to bed. I might get called to Sub tomorrow since I subbed a 4th grade class last Friday, maybe I'll get to do another grade level tomorrow.So I have to get to bed to get some Zzzz's... just incase they call. Don't forget to join me tomorrow for another Friday Challenge over at Cricut 360. 

Have a Spooktacular Night Everyone!!!

Best Witches Challenge Card Entry

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Hi everyone! I got some time this evening to make some cards for some fun Halloween Challenges going on in the blog world. The first card I will share on this post is a card I am entering for two challenges: the first is Getting Kricky with K.Andrews. The challenge is to create any Halloween Project. How fun is that! Especially, since I purchased her Falloween Stamp Set that I got this month. Yay! So I finally put them to good use. The other challenge is at Cardz Tv in which you create a card that describes "Things that goes Bump in the Night." I believe anything spooky or creepy can go bump in the night. So be sure to check out these two blogs and enter their challenges. They are so much fun, plus the Design Teams have made some awesome projects.

Best Witches Card:
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge: Witch Size 4, Cauldron Size 4
K.Andrews Fall-O-Ween Stamp Set: Best Witches Sentiment Stamp
Queen & Company: Spooky Brad
Halloween Ribbon, Googly Eyes
DCWV Fall Paper Stack: Orange Polka Dot 
Recollections Card Stock: Orange
Cuttlebug Folder: Tiny Bubbles
Oval Puncher

Stay tuned in a few minutes for the next card I have created. 

Entering in the following challenges:
1. Getting Kricky with K Andrew: Simply Sunday: Halloween Project 
2. CARDZ TV: #91 Things that go Bump in the Night

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

400 Follower Giveaway

Hi friends! Wow! I can't believe I have made it to 400 Followers. I just remember a few weeks ago I celebrated 300. Well, I couldn't have done it without all of you. Every time each of you follow my blog, comment each day, or even stop by to say Hello means alot. As always, I meet new friends along the way, even some that live so close to my home town. I appreciate all of you, because without you guys, I would not be inspired to create each day. Some of my Blog Goals is that I do plan to re-do my Blog. I am also trying to think of some videos that I want to start working on. One might be for an upcoming Halloween Blog Hop that I am participating in. Also, I eventually want to start up a Blog Hop of my own. So be sure to stay tune as I hope to accomplish some of my Blog Goals. So without further ado, what great way to say Thank You to all my followers by doing a giveaway.

For my 400 Follower Giveaway, One Lucky Winner chosen by Random. Org will have the chance to win the following prize:

A $25.00

Gift Card
You have the chance to select which one depending on where you live and if any of these stores are in your hometown.
Giveaway is Officially Closed
Here are the Requirements:
Enter by 11:59pm PST October 1st
1. Become a follower (If not already, and let me know you are)
2. Leave a comment and your email to get a hold of you if you win.

For an extra entry:
1. "Like" my Facebook Page Creative Diva and leave a comment that you did. + 1 Entry
2. Post about my giveaway on a Blog Post, Sidebar, or Facebook. Then comeback letting me know you did. + 1 Entry

That's it! Easy Peasy!

Good luck to everyone! I hope you have a great day and be sure to stop by this week for some more projects I will be showcasing.

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #32:Lets go to the Zoo.

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Good morning everyone! It's that time again over at Die Cuttin Divas as we start off with a new challenge today. Let's go to the Zoo! Many who have gone to the zoo see so many exotic animals. The challenge is to create an Animal Shaped Card. I had fun making this card. I'm not a big fun of Mice unless it's Mickey Mouse. But for this card, I didnt make Mickey Mouse. LOL MY animal shaped card that I selected was this cute mouse from Create a Critter.And what perfect sentiment stamp would go with this card no other than MY Pink Stamper: Punnylicious Stamp Set: "Have a Mice Day."

"Have a Mice Day!" Shaped Card
Create a Critter Cartridge: Mouse Size 5
My Pink Stamper Punnylicious Stamp Set: Have a Mice Day!

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Be sure to check out the wonderful cards that the Design Team have made. They are incredible. Then, be sure to join us in this fun challenge. Please stop by tomorrow as I will have my 400 Follower Giveaway. You don't want to miss out for a chance to win. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge School Theme Entry

Hey everyone! After making dinner and cleaning the house, I got to spend some time to myself by working in my craft room and crafting away. Over the weekend, I hopped along My Pink Stampers Blog Hop which everyone on their Design Team had many some amazing School Theme Projects. Since the challenge is to make a school theme project as long as it's not a card or scrapbook layout. I decided to alter some mini notebooks. I got a pack of 3 notebooks at the Dollar Tree. I also got to use Mod Podge since I've never used that before. I remember I would ask around how to use it because I didn't want to make a mistake.LOL Maybe, I'll carry them around and give them as an incentive to the students that I have for an afternoon program.

Altered School Mini Notebooks
3 Pack of Mini Composition Note Books (Purchased at Dollar Tree)
School Adhesive Ribbon
Mod Podge
DCWV Fall Paper Pack: ABC's Letter Paper
School Embellishments
Oval Puncher, White Jelly Roll Pen

 First: I used Mod Podge to cover the front and back cover of the Mini Paper.
Then, I placed the paper on top.
 Second, I used the School Adhesive Ribbon and placed a strip on each notebook.
Then, I used the Oval Punch to placed on each notebook.

 Have a great night everyone!

School/Fall Blog Hop Winner

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are having a great day. Just got home from Michaels as I had a 50% coupon. Mostly everything in the store was 50% which was not bad. The only thing I dislike is that I say to myself Im only going to go in the store for one thing and I come out with more. LOL But, I plan to not spend anything for a while until the Upcoming Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, CA on Nov. 5th. I am excited because Veronica from Mommys Crafty Creations and I will be taking a workshop together. Is anyone who live in the area or close to the area plan on attending the expo. If so, I would like to do a Meet & Greet. Just an idea but at least we have some time now until the countdown to the expo begins.

However, before I announce the winner of the blog candy, I want to start off by welcoming all my new Followers and my regulars. Thank you so much for your awesome comments,  I always enjoy reading them. I would also like to thank Sylvia once again for having me in her hop. I also noticed that I have now reached 400 followers.Woo Hoo! That is exciting news. So be sure to stop by Wednesday as I will post up my 400 Follower Giveaway. So stay tuned.

Now, onto the winner of the School/Fall Blog Hop Winner is.....
Using Random. Org

littlen said...
beautiful cards. i'm already a follower. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Congrats.. I will send you an email to request for your snail mail. Please respond no later than Thursday, Sept. 15. 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow,as we have a new challenge at Die Cuttin Divas. Have a great evening everyone.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Given the Butterfly Award

 Hi everyone! A month ago I received this gracious award. I do apologize for not posting it sooner. This award was given to me by two talented ladies which I would like to thank: 

Butterfly Award Questions:
Q1) Name your favorite color? Blue
Q2) Name your favorite song? Over the Rainbow
Q3) Name your favorite dessert? Chocolate Cake
Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment? Others who don't take time to have a small conversation with you.
Q5) Your favorite pet? Our two cats: Jack & Destiny!
Q6) Black or White? Black
Q7) Your biggest fear? Death!
Q8) Best feature? My family
Q9) Everyday attitude? Always smile as it will brighten your day.
Q10) What is perfection? Making time for my husband and family.
Q11) Guilty pleasure? Sweets
Q12) When you're upset you? Spend time in my craft room.

Here are a few that I selected for this award as I feel that everyone deserves this award.
Julie K.

Be sure to stop over to their blogs, as they are very talented and have made some amazing projects. Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

School/Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the School/ Fall Blog Hop 
hosted by Sylvia. 

Hello and welcome to my Blog  If you happen to stumble on my blog and would like to play along. Please do so by starting at Please make sure to stop by all of the blogs as there are some really talented ladies with Fabulous projects on this blog hop. If you came from Anita's blog, then you are in the right place.
This blog is to showcase some fun School or Fall Ideas. I would like to begin with thanking Sylvia once again for having me be part of her blog hops as they are always fun to do. I decided to choose Fall because it's one of the top favorite Seasons for many people. Especially, I had a good friend of mine who loves Fall and asked if I can make 4 Fall Cards that she can purchase from me. She is the Assistant Principal for the School I work at. So I decided that this was the perfect time to make them because it goes with the hop.

Fall Cards

Fall Card #1
4 x 6 Card
Recollection: Spice Market Paper Collection
DCWV Fall Paper Stack
Cuttlebug Folder: Swirls & Dots
Soft Spoken Embellishments: Pumpkins
Autumn Sentiment Stamp Set: Quote
 Inside of Card

Fall Card #2
4 x 6 Card
Recollection: Spice Market Paper Collection
Cuttlebug Folder: Swirls & Dots
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Autumn Tree Size 3.5
Wall Decor & More: Chair Size 1.5
Autumn Sentiment Stamp Set: Quote

Fall Card #3
4 x 6 Card
Recollection: Spice Market Paper Collection
DCWV Fall Paper Stack
Fall Embellishments: Happy Harvest
Eyelet Outlet Brads: Leaves
Wall Decor & More: Tree Size 2.5
Green Dot Ribbon

Fall Card #4
4 x 6 Card
Recollection: Spice Market Paper Collection
DCWV Fall Paper Stack
Autumn Ribbon
Eyelet Outlet & Brads: Leaves

Giveaway Time
One lucky winner will be chosen by Random.Org on Monday, September 12.
Closing ends 11:59 pm PST Sunday, Sept. 11

Travel Embellishments & Recollections: Butterfly Eyelets
Giveaway Now Officially Closed
Here are the following requirements to enter for a chance to win:

1. Become a Follower ( if not already, letting me know you are)
2. Leave one comment  and include your email address to get a hold of you if you win. 

That's it! Easy Peasy!
Thank You for stopping by my blog. Be sure to visit all the talented ladies on the Blog Hop as they have some amazing projects to show you. Also, thank you so much for commenting on my blog as I always love reading comments and drinking my Starbucks at the same time. :) Your next stop on this blog hop is the very talented Monica.

Here is the Line Up:


Friday, September 9, 2011

Cricut360 Challenge #11: For A Hero... Commemorating 9/11

Welcome to Cricut360 Friday Challenge!

This challenge is very important time right now for our Country as this Sunday, commemorates the 10th Year Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks. Many lives were lost but not forgotten. So for this challenge,we would love for you to create a card or layout for the Hero in your life. You may use any cartridge. The best part of this challenge, Robyn from My Pink Stamper is our first sponsor. She gave us a set of stamps "Freedom Rocks" for one lucky winner chosen by Random. Org to win this set. 

So be sure to check out the amazing projects the DT have made. They will definitely inspire you to enter our challenge for this week. Hope you like the card I made.

USA Card
Cricut E2 Pre-Loaded Cartridge Decals: Army Girl
Cuttlebug Folder: Swirl Dots
Card Stock: Red, White, Blue
White Jelly Roll Pen
Red Stripe Ribbon
Clear Stamps: Freedom Set: USA & Flag

Thank you so much for visiting. And again, be sure to stop over Cricut 360 to see what everyone has made. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #31: Sketch #2

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. My siblings, hubby, and I took a drive up to Solvang and Santa Barbara. The weather was great and it was a nice relaxing day. Despite the traffic back home,it was fun. I also took advantage of the 50% Sale at Michaels. I used my coupon to purchase a Martha Stewarts Halloween Spider Border Punch Set. It's Sketch week again at Die Cuttin Divas. We are to create a card following the sketch below. I really enjoy sketches because they are fun to do. After checking my project be sure to check out the wonderful ladies projects on the Design Team.
Sketch #2

"Thinking of You" Card
Black Card Stock 4 x 6 Card
White Card Stock 3.5 x 5.5
Recollection Paper: Black w/ white Dots 3 x 5
Stampin Up Border Punch
Red Ribbon, Black Spool Ribbon
Prima Flowers, White Jelly Roll Pen
Sentiment Stamp: Thinking of You


Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the DT's cards. I would love if everyone tries out this challenge. I have also been awarded the Butterfly award. So I will be posting that soon. Have a wonderful day friends.