Friday, November 26, 2010

The Crafty Pad November 28 Challenge

I love very clean and simple cards... When Debbie sent me this digi, I thought it was the second cutest thing next to the holly mouse with bauble. : ) This week's theme was snow flakes. I didn't make big ones, but instead I used Ranger Diamond Stickles on the outline of the snowmen to show micro-small glittery snowflakes. And for the background, I used papers from BG's Jovial collection. My personal favorite is that one with all kinds of snowmen on it. I think it looked really good with the digital image. It's your turn. Play along at The Crafty Pad and you could win a prize!

Supplies used:

Papertrey Ink Poppy Red cardstock
White cardstock
Copic Markers or whatever kind you have will work
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Basic Grey Jovial Collection

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I pray that everyone is cozy and warm... and having a great time with your family and the people you love. Today I will be with family and we will be feasting at around noon and will be hanging out all day (and eating some more later on!) 

Let us all remember to make it a daily habit to think about the things/people we are thankful for! God bless everyone! I am getting ready to roll up my sleeves and feast on some tasty homemade food!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Betty!

It is 1:56 AM of November 20th, so it's officially Betty's birthday. I may be wrong but I think it is her 86th. She is very special to all of us, especially to me and John. At noon today, the family will be gathering and celebrating her birthday. : ) Everyone's bringing something and of course, I made the cake. So here's what I came up with...

The cake is inspired by one of Toni Brancatisano's creations. I just added a monogrammed tag that I cut with my Cricut Cake using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and I used the Elegant Cakes cartridge to cut the letter B

I had planned on chartreuse but my green food color didn't kind of work like I thought. But I think it turned out pretty good for a first time.
The cake came out really really moist and tasty. The fondant turned out really perfect. The gum paste was great... I just wish my work surface took it easy on me but that's fine, I had so much fun making it and the mat from Sweet Wise Inc worked like a charm!!! I can't wait for the next cake I am making!!! 

We'll find out later what Betty thinks! : )

Here's a very happy Betty!!! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

With Heartfelt Thanks - The Cuttlebug Spot

Hi everyone!!! Here's my piece for Cuttlebug Spot's November 16th Challenge. : ) It is a very simple THANK YOU card. I thought if I was going to be giving this away to family friends who have joined us for thanksgiving, I had better make something that is easy to mass produce. So I came up with this card... It's easy, clean and simple. I cut the oval layers with my Cricut using the Sure Cuts A Lot software and I used Basic Grey's Pyrus Stamp Set and heat embossed it.


Paper Trey Ink True Black cardstock 
Paper Trey Ink Poppy Red cardstock
White Cardstock
Yellow polka dot paper from DCWV
Dimensional Adhesive
Corner Chomper
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Friday, November 12, 2010

To the One I Love - Explosion Box

Hi everyone! This is my contribution for the blog hop The Cuttlebug Spot is a part of. : ) Jannie's (member of the TCS DT) project,  inspired me to make an explosion box for the hop. Thanks for the idea Jannie!!! I have always wanted to make an explosion box but I didn't know what to put in it. I was digging through some boxes in my closet today and found these pictures of me and John. They are just pictures from some of our trips.  I just did one layer for this project and did some journaling behind the pictures.

I am not a lover of the purples or the lavenders, but I bought the DCWV Latte Collection for its patterns! I love stripes and florals. The whole collection is nothing but that!!! I used a Basic Grey stamp set for the sentiment on top of the box and I used Inkadinkado's Chelsea Alphabet to emboss I LOVE YOU inside.

The flower is handmade. I made a huge batch of these flowers in the summer while my craft room was being worked on to keep me from getting too stressed out. I went to Archiver's one day and bought all kinds of glimmer mists and slaved myself into working on these flowers.

The blog hop is now going on, and we have been told that The Cuttlebug Spot will be giving away a prize. : ) So head on over there and join in the fun!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

From OWL of Us Clear Card

For a few weeks now, I have been making a ton of cards... Dozens of the same thing as a matter of fact!!! Yes, I am very very grateful that I am actually selling through my etsy shop but six dozen of cards later, I started feeling like a machine... My brain kind of quit working for a while there. So soon as I got all orders shipped out and my shop cleaned out, I immediately started free hand making stuff again!!! Oh it felt so great not having to keep glancing at the model card to make sure the whole set looked close enough to the same.

I have been wanting to try using clear cards for a while now and using transparencies on my scrapbook pages but I kept wimping out. A couple of days ago, as I was digging through some boxes to look for photos to use for the blog hop The Cuttlebug Spot is going to be a part of, I found a stamp set I so so love and totally forgot about. It's a stamp set from Basic Grey's Pyrus Collection.

Here's the card:

I used Sure Cuts A Lot to cut the scalloped oval, my Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder for texture on the card base.

All patterned paper I used on the card are from the Sugar Plum Collection, I think it is from Doodlebug Design (I could be wrong). 

This card by the way is going to a very special person who I haven't seen in a while and I miss so much. Brandi. She has been so sick... And we may lose her... My heart breaks at the thought of her life revolving around the ER, I feel like I am losing a sister or my best friend. :'( I wish I could wish for 20 more years to her life this Christmas, but all I could do is pray for God's will to be done for her, and for all of us.  I miss her so dearly... But she is in no form to have visitors over at the moment. If all of you could only be around her for five minutes, you will love this girl as much as we all do. 

Thanksgiving Place Cards - The Cuttlebug Spot

Hi everyone! Hope everybody's having a nice Tuesday. This week's challenge revolves around everything that appears on the Thanksgiving Table... I am very very sure that the rest of the TCS Design Team has created a bunch of beautiful things!!! So here is my take of this week's challenge-- I made place cards!

I used the Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge to cut the marquee. The names are hand written. 

I used Glossy Accents to give the leaves some shine and nice glassy effect.  (I am a Glossy Accents and Crackle Paint Addict! LOL)

I applied Ranger's Star Dust Stickles to accent the opening of the cornucopia. I have a few fall stamp sets but the Lawn Fawn set is my favorite because of the cornucopia. 


Paper Trey Ink Harvest Gold Cardstock
Paper Trey Ink Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Paper Trey Ink Craft Cardstock
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Lawn Fawn Harvest Season Stamp Set
Markers for coloring
Uni Ball Signo White Gel Pen
Mini Brads
Glossy Accents
Dimensional Adhesive

It's your turn! Join in the fun at The Cuttlebug Spot and win a prize from one of our sponsors!!! : ) Also, the TCS is going to be a part of a blog hop on November 12-14. Check back here tomorrow or morning of the 12th for more details! : )

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holly Mouse with Bauble - The Crafty Pad November 7th Challenge

Hi all! Just this Sunday, the Crafty Pad announced their new DT members and I was on the list!!! It was great until I got sick Monday night with a cold that only got worse as the week went on! lol All week this week, I tried and tried to put together my first project for CP to no avail. But today I got lucky and actually finished the project. : ) Here it is.

I used Paper Trey Ink cardstock for the card base and the used the Sugar Plum collection for the back ground. This is a 4.25"x 4.25" easel card. I started with a 4.25" x 8.50" blue cardstock and scored it at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8.  

I used a red marker and applied Stickles on top to accentuate Merry Christmas... Then I used glossy accents to make the whole ornament pop and put a glass effect on it. : ) 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let's Eat! (a lot) - The Cuttlebug Spot

Hi all! Hope all of you are having a wonderful Tuesday! : ) Here's my post for The Cuttlebug Spot. This week we are supposed to make Thanksgiving Dinner Invites. I was going to make a more formal invite but I realized most of our family gatherings are very casual so I decided to make a rather colorful, a bit humorous one... If there are two things that this family is good at, it's cooking and eating. We all love to gather around the table and eat some good food. Back in the Philippines, we are a family of cooks... My mom is a culinary instructor, my dad is the family cook and four years ago I married into a family of wonderful cooks too! I always look forward to the holidays because the food we serve on our table is always superb. So whoever gets invited to these gatherings better be rolling up their sleeves when they eat with us because even if we serve four to five course meals, we eat them like we mean it! : )


Card Base :                 Paper Trey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock
Embossing Folder :      Cuttlebug 
Stamps:                      Lawn Fawn Harvest Season
                                  American Crafts Ginger
                                  Inkadinkado Chelsea Alphabet
White Embossing Powder, VersaMark ink, Markers for coloring, Foam Tape

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