Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fun Fun Fun

OMG! What a day! The Scrapbook Expo was so much fun! My friends and I did some damage. It's so hard to not go overboard in spending, lol. It was definitely nice going on a Sunday, not too crowded and the prices were reduced at some places. Definitely bought a lot of goodies. Here are a few pics to share my day at the Expo.
Girls just want to have fun!


My BFF Mari & I.

My BFF Vero (mommyscraftycreations) & I.

My friend Noemy & I.
 My BFF & I so excited of all the fun things we bought!

Lastly, all the fun goodies I bought! If only I could have bought more. LOl

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Get Well Card made by my Niece

Hi everyone! Tomorrow is going to be a fun day for me and my friends as we will be attending the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim. Let's see what fun we will do. Hope to not go overboard with spending. LOL  Just wanted to share a card that my Niece Briana made for her mommy who is my sister-n-law because she wasn't feeling well. Just to tell you a little bit about her. My niece who is 7 years old loves to spend time with me in my scrapbook room! She always asks me when I'm going to have a scrapbook party because she wants to scrapbook. So she loves to ask me if she can use some of my things to make a card or something. So she wanted me to post it on my blog for others to see. Thank you for taking the time to check out her card.

Recipe:
Recollections Clear stamps: Feeling Fishy
Green Cardstock for sea weed
Black card stock for card
Blue Cardstock for water
Stampin Up Scallop Border Punch










Currently I'm working on my project for the UPCOMING MS BLOG HOP which will take place March 4th-6th. Please be sure to mark your calenders and hope to see you follow along and hop with us. 





Friday, February 25, 2011

Count your cookies in the Oven

Rainy night again! I guess we have to endure more rain this weekend! Well, if we can't go outside, at least we can be inside and craft away! As many of you might not know, I am currently going to school to hopefully become an Elementary School Teacher. I received my Master's Degree in Education 2 years ago, but I'm taking the last few classes I need to earn my teaching credential, and also trying to pass the CSET. So on Thursday nights I'm currently taking a course called "Curriculum Development in Math & Science. I have a Math Teaching presentation coming up in which I will describe a math activity that teaches Number Recognition. I'm basing the activity on the story "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchins. I used my Cricut machine to create the activity called "Count your Cookies in the Oven."
Recipe:
George & Basic Shapes: Circle Size 5 on Tan for cookies
Cuttin Up Cartridge: Numbers 1-12 Size 3.5 on Red Card Stock
From My Kitchen Cartridge: Oven Size 5

 Anticipatory Setting: I will read the story to the kinders to introduce the math activity.
 Guided Practice Lesson: The students will work individually or in pairs to play the math activity.
 The ovens and cookie numbers will be laminated so that it can be used often without damaging or ripping.
 The students will be asked to read and recognize the number.
The students will use clay to form the number on the cookie. Then they will use the clay to shape them into cookies and place that number of cookies onto the oven.

I would have never thought that my Cricut machine would come in handy in creating my teaching lessons. Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the math activity I created. With so many things that I have going on this week, I wanted to make sure that my presentation for my upcoming class this Thursday was set to go. I'm also excited because I will be attending the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim on Sunday. If anyone is attending this Sunday, please let me know so we can meet up to say hello.

Delivery & Disney Layout

Happy Friday! Well, since Fridays are my days off, I got to do many things. I started off with a 411 Blogger assitance to my friend Vero! Then, headed home to find some packages at the door with my name on it. Yay, and you ask what they are! Let me tell you. I got two different Stampin Up Orders. The first order is from my friend Janine who was a Stampin Up Demonstrator and the second order was from a great person who I call her my friend since I have met her here on the blogging world is Norma from pinkblingcrafter. I took advantage of the Sale-Bration sale they are currently having right now. From the two orders I have made, I received a free stamp set from each. Yay! Definitely take advantage of this great sale by visitng Norma's blog. She has some amazing projects that she made by using Stampin Up Products. The next thing I received was my first My Pink Stampers: More Punnylicious Stamp Set. I was really excited that I purchased her stamps. I look forward to creating some fun projects.

 I have one more stamp set that should arrive Next Monday which is called Fox & friends Stamps.
 This is a beautiful Thank You Card that Norma sent me when she mailed me a Stampin Up Catalog. 
Thank you Norma!
 This top Stampin Up order is from my friend Janine who I also ordered from.

 Yay! My Pink Stamper Stamps!

Lastly, I got to make some time to catch up also on my scrapbooking. Unfortunately, I'm not very good with keeping up to date on scrapbooking my pictures. I don't scrapbook in order which I feel that I shouldn't do that. But, this is a Disney Layout that I made from a Disney Tour my husband and I did. It illustrates us enjoying dinner at P.F. Chang's after a fun day at Disney! This is one of the last pages I needed to finish to complete my album. I'm entering this A through Z challenge into gettingcricky . We were asked to create anything as long as it had ALPHABET Theme which basically invovles letters. So hopefully this follows the requirement. I used the Mickey Font Cartridge and other embellishments to create the layout!






Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Important Blog Hops Announcement!

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to announce that I will be participating in my first 2 blog hop beginning in March.

 First blog hop I will be participating is hosted by a talented lady named Linda @ www.fancyframework.com This blog hop is very important to help fight MS. For more information, please check out her blog. It is called "Blog Hop walk MS."
I will be participating in the blog hop beginning March 4th through March 6th. I will have some blog candy to giveaway as well. So please stay tuned and mark the date on your calendar. You don't want to miss out.


The second Blog Hop I am participating is called " Lucky Charm Blog Hop" which is hosted by two talented ladies named Giselle from crossmyheartpapercrafts and Nadia from nadiasbeautifulmess. It will take place on St. Patrick's Day which is March 17


Luck will definitely be on your side when you join us on the blog hop. I will have some Blog Candy to give away. Stay tuned and mark the date on your calendar. You don't want to miss out!

Feeling Noticed!

Wow, I just feel so joyful to know that someone again noticed and recognized my blog. Thank you to all my followers for their continued support. The greatest Thank You is to Raechel and Vero . They awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award!

Please take sometime after my post to check their blog out. You don't want to miss out on the amazing work they do.

If you receive this Stylish Blogger award, I must now pass it on to 5 other "Stylish Bloggers" and tell you 5 more things about myself.

The following are 5 "Stylish Bloggers":
1) creationsbymommy
2)mycraftingtime
3) 3kidcropshop
4) disneydreamerdesigns
5) 365daysofcricut

 Please visit these talented ladies.

Now onto 5 more things about myself:
1. I did Ziplining at the L.A. County Fair!
2. I am going to the taping of the Ellen Show in March.
3. My husband and I will be married for 5 years in March!
4. I am not a great swimmer.
5. I love to dance to the Just Dance 2 game.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make a Wish with Jiminy Cricket!

Well, after a great day at work, I got some time to craft in my scraproom. My husband asked if I can make a card for one of his co-workers named Angela. She is the kindest person ever! So I wanted to make fun card with the Disney Classic Cartridge that my husband gave me for Valentine's Day! As I was exploring looking at all the fantastic characters that were displayed in this cartridge. I knew I was going to enjoy making layouts, cards, and other fun projects. Here is the card I made.
Recipe:
Black Card stock for card: 5.5 X 6
Second Layer: Blue Card Stock: 5 3/4 by 5 3/4
Third Layer: Clear Translucent Sheet 5 x 5.5
Wright Company: Blue Spiral Ribbon
Disney Classic Cartridge: Jiminy Cricket Size 3, Shadow, size 3
Studio G Clear Stamps: Make a Wish
Cake Chipboard
Stars Stamp
Stampin Up Stamp: Happy Birthday

 I embossed the stars with the VersaMark Inkpad, them
embossed it with the Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder!
 I also embossed the saying, "Make a Wish" and traced over with a gold Gel Pen.
Inside Card: Happy Birthday

Well, I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow. I'm excited to see how many followers I have received. Thank you again for all your sweet comments. I will be stopping by everyone's blog to check out your awesome projects. 
Remember...

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


Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet Haircut!

Happy President's Day everyone! Today was my day off from work. I got to enjoy most of the day with my loving husband! Then, I decided that after having somewhat of my long hair, I wanted to get a hair cut. Sometimes, I catch myself wandering, "Do I really want to do this!" Sure enough, I did just that.
 
                        Before Picture                         

 After Picture

I took a day off from crafting today but will have a project posted up tomorrow! Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!                              

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Smell the Daisies!

Hi everyone! Wow, the rain has finally gone away! I'm hoping for Spring to come sooner so we can enjoy the sunny weather in Southern California. With that said, I created something that will hopefully bring the warm weather quicker. Fantabulous Cricut is hosting a challenge that ends in a few hours that is Challenge #47: Weather Forecast! I had some clay pots laying around and figure I can put it to good use. Here is what I made:
Recipe:
3 Pk Clay Pot @ Dollar Tree
Stretch your Imagination Cartridge: Sun Flower Size 4.5, Caterpillar Size 3
Chipboard: Spring
Jo Ann Craft Essentials: Green Dot Ribbon
Green Card Stock: Trim to create grass
Pipe Cleaners ( Not a great choice to use but definitely use something more sturdy!)
Green Rhinestones
Stampendous Embossing Powder: Jeweled Gold




I'm also entering this into this following challenge: cardztv "All about Spring."
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rainy Day= Craft Time!

Wow! Second Day of Rain! Hoping for some sun soon! I hope everyone is having a nice evening so far! Since I've spent pretty much a day indoors, I decided to make a card for my husband's boss and dear friend of ours: Dr. Rick Quintero. His anniversary to his beautiful wife Mrs. Elva is this upcoming Friday. So he asked if I can make him an anniversary card that he can give his wife next week. I feel very honored to make something for him. Here is what I have made.
Recipe:
5 3/8 x 11 Rectangle from White Card stock
5 1/8 Purple Card Stock
5.5 x 1.5 Strips cut with Border Punch: purple designer paper, black, violet
Black Ribbon
Polka Dot Brad
Champagne Glasses Brads
Corner Punch 
Sentiment Stamp: Happy Anniversary
Inside card: Sentiment stamp: We share so many things... especially smiles... , I love you





I'm also excited because I just placed a Stampin Up order with Norma from pinkblingcrafter . I look forward to the stuff that I bought! Thank you Norma for answering all my questions. :) My next thing on my list is to get  My Pink Stamper stamps. Other than that, I'm counting the days till Next Sunday when my 2 BFFS Mari and Vero join me as we attend the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim, CA. I guess that means, time to save some Money! Have a great weekend everyone!
Live... Laugh... Create...


Friday, February 18, 2011

Challenge Entries & Stylish Blogger Award

Hi! I hope everyone is having a good start to their weekend. Right now it's raining in Southern California. Today was a fun day. My husband, sister, and I headed out to the National History Museum and California Science Center in L.A. It was definitely fun to catch up on some great facts. Any whoo... after taking a long nap, I was ready to get my creativity on. LOL So I was cruising through the many blogs I follow to see what fun and exciting challenges are there. Here are 2 that I decided to work on today.

First challenge entry is for SEI Challenges with Abby #3. We were asked to create a project of our choice but must have the color pink. That was pretty easy for me since Pink is fun to work with and you can create many things with. I decided to make a Princess Birthday Card for my husband's little cousin named Jasmin who is turning 6 years old next week. Since I know that she loves Princesses, I decided to make this cute card for her. To learn more about this challenge, please visit their site @ http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/ . Entry is Due Feb. 27.
Receipe:
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge: Princess Size 3
Card: 4 x 5.5 Color Hot Pink
Light Pink Cardstock for second layer
Making Memories: Funky Vintage Trims (Green)
Stampin Up Stamp: Happy Birthday
Recollections: Princess Dimensional Stickers
A La Mode Pink Embossing Powder for the dress





Second Challenge is called "Material Girl" which can be found at http://www.gettingcricky.com/2011/02/challenge-stamping-material-girl.html . You are to make a project using a stamped type image and textile (ribbon, fabric, tulle, etc). Since a friend of mine celebrate her birthday this week, I decided to make this stylish card for her. I used a rubber stamp that I had used for a card earlier in one of my posts, but I cut out the dog that the girl is walking. Here is what I made:
Receipe:
Card: 3.5 x 5.5 Black Card Stock
Second Layer: Red Card Stock
Black Designed Ribbon (Michaels)
White Material (Can't remember the name of it)
Stampin Up Stamp: Happy Birthday
Birthday Wishes Stamp
Stamp: Girl with Dog (Cut dog out)
Making Memories: Autumn Splendor Trim
Red Spool Ribbon for Scarf




Last, but not least. I am honored to have received the Stylish Blogger Award for the second time.She is a wonderful and great person who's name is Ashley (cricut-crazed-lady). Thank you Ashley! I feel very honored because it makes me feel happy to see that you and many others enjoy visiting my blog and just supporting the projects I create. Please take the time to Visit Ashley's blog and become a follower. She is very creative. 

To accept this Stylish Blog Award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award 2. Share 8 things about yourself 3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered 4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.
 
 
Here are 8 more recently bloggers I have discovered. Please take a moment to visit their awesome blogs as you will discover the wonderful projects they have made. 

1. Veronica @ mommyscraftycreations
2. Debi @  dizzylizzyscreations
3. Yolie @ justyolie
4. Sher @ patternsbysher.blogspot.com
5. Janet @ zaeanidesigns
6. Dina @ mycricutrocks.blogspot
7. Vicki @ paperandprims.blogspot
8. Stephanie @ alwayscrafting

Here are 8 more things about me:
1) Studying to earn my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential!
2) I have a Masters in Special Emphasis in Education
3) I love using my Cricut!
4) I'm going to the Taping of The Ellen Show in March.
5) I have 2 cats.
6) I love my family which is very important to me.
7) I love finding good deals on Scrapbooking Materials.
8) My husband proposed to me almost 5 years ago at the Dolphin Interaction where we interacted with dolphins.


Thank you again everyone for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments. 

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