Monday, October 31, 2011

Dia De los Muertos Blog Hop

Welcome to Abby's 2nd Annual

If you stop by to show me some live and visit my blog, thank you! But you might want to go back to Abby's blog and start hoppin there, there is lots of super CUTE projects along the way. If you are here from Sandra's blog you are in the right track and you are at your final stop.

For my project I created a monochrome card with an cute little flower that my buddy Celeste so kindly made for me. I used a black and white image for the skeleton and used RECOLLECTIONS elegance pack, which has some really cute cream and black paper, perfect to add an elegant look to any project.

To get the paper to match perfectly I used the reverse to print the image on and as the mat for the skull. I inked the edges with black Tim holtz ink and added black velvet accents and a cute little ribbon I had.

This card is in honor of my little Sister Jenny:

She left us 8 years ago at the tender age of 17, but to me it seems like yesterday that we were hanging out and enjoying life together. Although she is in our thoughts daily, on Dia De Los Muertos we like to visit her grave, decorated it and remember her vibrant smile and carefree spirit and think that one day we will be able to party in heaven with her. Love you and miss you tons Sisi!

Blog Hope Line up:

Abby:  <----- Start HERE


Ana Maria:







Xochitl  < ------ you are here

Saturday, October 22, 2011

El Cucuy AKA Boogie Man Blog Hop

Thanks to my buddy Yolanda for inviting me to another wonderful hop. In the spirit of Halloween we are making cards to remind us of EL CUCUY this is the boogie man for some of the latin american cultures.

I wanted to do something scary but also cute, and what a better way to show scary cute than using a cute Catrina inspired card. I saw this graphic in one of my cousins profile pictures and I just knew I wanted to make it into a card or vinyl cutting or something it was just TOO CUTE. So here it is, I made it into an SVG and made a cute little card. Death is not only scary but elegant in Mexican traditions, and is often represented as LA CATRINA which is a well dressed skeleton that is very popular during this time of year.

For my Katrina Card I kept it simple black and white cardstock with dark pink/red for the flower and accents. I used black glitter for the nose and curled up the eye lashes.

If you will like to create your own scary cute calavera card click HERE to download the svg. Now onto your next stop, to the one that made this great hop possible Yolie. Thanks for the wonderful hops Yolanda!

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Name Collage: Alyssa Jade

I have been SUPER busy at work, so I have not had much time to play with my bugs. But I had been working on a couple of gifts for several babies that coming in the next few months. This was was overdue as I was supposed to gift it as a shower present, but since it took me longer than expected it turned out to be a welcome baby present LOL.

This was made for my niece, and was created using the DCWV animal crackers paper pack and the Verana Alpha from Lettering Delights. I really like the look of this alphabet and have used it quite a bit. I like the nice thick font and the really cute flower/vines that come with the Alpha. The little monkey is my own creation, I made it using the pictures from the nursery decor that she is using:

Thanks to Amy the "Collage Queen" for inspiring me, these name collages are a humble attempt to scraplift some of her creations. I am getting better at these, but she is the QUEEN!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dilo En Español! ~ Releases Today

Thank you for stopping by for the worldwide release of Dilo en Español. If you are here from Gaby's  blog you are in the right spot, if you came here to check my blog out, you want to go and stop at Abby's so you can see all the wonderful creations along the way.

Today is a wonderful day for my dear Friend Abby as today is the official release of her new stamp sets

 D I L O    E N   E S P A ñ O L 

I was honored to be asked to help pass the word on these wonderful new stamps which are completely in Spanish, ideal for those of us that like to share our cards with our Spanish speaking family and friends. When she first told me about her idea I was ecstatic to hear that there would be such a product, the Spanish speaking population is HUGE and there is hardly any stamps that cater exclusively to the Spanish speaking market. I am very thankful that I was able to get a sneak peek of her 3 first new sets Suspirando con Tina (looove the title), Que Siga la fiesta and Queremos Pastel.

For my first card I used the "Que Siga la fiesta" set which has stamps for all major holidays and events (fiestas). For my first card I used the FELIZ DIA stamp combined with DE LAS BRUJAS which translates to Happy Witch's Day (Halloween).

For my card I used AC card stock in matching Halloween colors. I made a tent card, which is hard to appreciate in the picture, but this card opens up and the the cute little witch dangles from the middle of the card. Very cute! The little witch was from a digital set from an Argentinian artist, but she no longer has a website, so I can't give her credit :( because her link is no longer working and I don't know her name ). But is cute anyway so THANK U my Argentinian friend! I accented the card with yummy twine from The Twinnery. Which Abby also sells, so check out her store. And the stamps are so cute that I would not stop at one..... I saw this Freebie over at Peggy Loves Vintage Blog and I knew that I wanted to make a Thanksgiving early you say... not at all! Fall and Halloween colors are interchangeable so since I already had my orange paper out is what I made:

Here I used the FELIZ DIA stamp again and combined it with DE ACCION DE GRACIAS (Thanksgiving). The vintage image is just so cute it does not need much to make it stand out. I again used my fabulous TWINE and accented it with a cute little leaf brad. Hope you all liked what I made and come back later this week as I am already working on some other cards in ESPAñOL of course.

Now here is the blog hop list for you to follow, the next stop is Candance.

Xochitl   <------ You Are HERE

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Scrapbookaholic By Abby: Dilo en Español Release Info!!

Scrapbookaholic By Abby: Dilo en Español Release Info!!

My Friend Abby is coming out with SPANISH all occasion stamps for those of you that could use Spanish sentiments, being in California you either speak Spanish or know someone that does. It can also be fun to send Spanish sentiments to non-speakers as a way to teach the recipient some phrases... I like to do that all the time!

Her release is this Friday so check out Abby's blog to see all the sets this Friday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Barney SVG

Someone over at SVGcuts was looking for a Barney SVG. I looked around and did not find any detailed Barneys. As much as I was traumatized by this big purple fuzz ball, it was nice to make it for someone else and help them out. So here you go Charlee hope you can use.

Here is a the picure I used for the SVG:

You will need to draw the nose and details on the eyes as they are way too small to cut. Click H E R E to download. Enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Winner Winner!!!

And the blog hop candy winner is:

C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s  L i s a ! !

Thanks to everyone for stopping by, this was lots of fun and my nieces loved reading all the comments about their cards.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the summer Hallows Eve Blog Hop!!

If you are stopping by to show some love and just saw this hop, head on over to Abby's  blog to start the hop, it's spooktacular! If you came here from Sandra's blog you ended on the right spot. There is a lot of scary cute creations to get your halloween rush going... I know it's still summer but its never too early for HALLOWEEN!

For my project I created a card using the Haunted Hemlock Cards from SVG Cuts :

For this cards I used the RAVENHEAD MANOR collection from recollections. I really liked the textures and colors on that set. The best part of this wonderful card is that Mary from SVGCuts  gives you all the cuts you need to make it. All you need to do is choose some pretty paper and VOILA you got yourself some darling cards.

As a matter of fact they are soo easy to put together that my nieces saw me working on this card and they wanted to jump right in. Since I had my cricut out and all the cuts already laid out I cut some extra pieces so they each could make their own version and this is what they came up with:

They are only 8, 10 and 11 years old so that is why all of the glitter! LOL But I think they did a great job and their mom will be totally thrilled that I have now created 3 little more papercrafters ha ha

Thanks for stopping by the blog hop... but wait don't leave without showing some love! I will be giving away the Haunted Hemlock Cards to one lucky reader, so leave a message and on Monday I will choose a winner.

Make sure to stop by and leave comments to all the participants as there are more gifts up for grabs.
Here is the full line up of participants in case you get lost along the way:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

JustYolie, JustCreate: Link Up for Pink {LUFP} Giveaway & Freebies

JustYolie, JustCreate: Link Up for Pink {LUFP} Giveaway & Freebies

Check out Yolie, Celeste, and Gabi's blogs for fabulous freebbies,  and information on they soon to come LINK for PINK link up party..... they have TONS of great sponsor and fabulous prizes. Mark your calendars and follow them so you will not miss out on the fun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Purple Chilli Peppers... and a card to match

Those of you that know me, know that I am a fan of all things PURPLE.. I loooove purple specially the darker tones. One of my co-workers just bought me a purple pepper plant... (now say that 5 times!). They are this beautiful eggplant purple that is just soo cute. And since I had just happened to finish a purple card I used them as my back drop for it. Had you ever seen such a thing? I am going to try and make some pretty purple salsa and try out the heat on these babies.

Aren't they gorgeous!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Celebremos! A Bday Card for my Tio

I finally broke out my SEW EASY pack that I bought a few months ago. I got a really good deal on a set that included the piercer, 6 piercing heads with different designs and 4 packages of different colored floss. It was a great deal, but I was a little intimidated by it. You see I am not very good a sewing - not very good is an understatement - so I was afraid my attempt to make something with a needle and thread would result in some kinda injury to me LOL But this little tool is AWESOME I started with the most complicated of all patternds, followed the instructions and I think I did a GREAT job if I do say so myself, not too shaby for my first time sewing on paper.... well pretty much sewing anything for that matter ha ha

I am not sure what the pattern is called, but its very cute and I used a glimmery blue floss that came with the set. This card is for my uncle who comes every year from Mexico to visit and we always have a great time hanging out with his family they are so welcoming and they have such GREAT food.

So here is my card and my masterpiece. I again used the freebie printable from Mouse, Paper, Lovely and the die cut is from one of my swaps that I did so I am not sure what cartridge is from.. but I am sure is from a cartridge and not an SVG. The sentiment is from MyPinkstampters Spanish set (love it!). The little charm is also from a swap I was in. Seeee how good I am  trying to use all my stash ..... ha ha  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

~~~~ * That's Hot Blog Hop * ~~~~

It's getting hot in here.... so let's blog hop and enjoy the steamming HOT projects all the ladies in this wonderful hop have made for your viewing pleasure. If you are stopping by my blog because you love me and just stopped by.... well head on over to YOLIE's page and start at the beginning. If you are here from Yolie's page you are on the right Track.

For my project I made a LO using SVGcuts recent Tropical Treasures release. You can scroll down this post and see a prior post with a picture of all the cute little creatures in this collection. For the LO I used Imaginiscense SPLASH DANCE COLLECTION and AC cardstock for the solid colors.  All Die cuts are from SVGcuts except for the title which was a freebie I found from Annel's Blog .

This LO is a gift I did for my friend Teresa who I have recently found. We used to be neighbors years ago and we lost touch. Thanks to the internet (and some major stalking) I was able to find her and we re-united last October at her home in UT. We were supposed to go to Hawaii together but my family was not able to make it. When she went she kept saying how nice and HOT it was in Hawaii while back at home in UT they were having a blizzard!!! So this is for Teresa one of the sweetest people I now and love so she can remember the STEAMING HOT vacation in Hawaii.

The little hawaiian girl came out sooo CUTE, I think I am going
 to have to make more of her. She is just Adorable!

Thanks for stopping by... for your next stop head on over to  Mrs. Tammy she has another wonderful and HOT project for you.

Yolie –  <------ START HERE

Xochitl –   <------   YOU ARE HERE

Tammy -  <------  NEXT STOP

Angie -

Celeste –

Debbie -

Ann -

Mari -

Ashley -

Christel -

Jani -

Sherry -

Monica -

Melin -

Gaby -

Monday, August 1, 2011

Disney Album and Frebbie

So I am finally starting to work on our Disney scrapbook, this is from our February trip! I know that doesn't sound that long ago, but I know if I don't do it soon it will join my box of "to do" pages that get left behind. As I am sorting the pics and doing the organizational part of it I found some really great sites with AWESOME disney SVGs and since I do not own any of the disney cartridges I am resorting to all SVGs for this album.

Here is a file I did for my our pictures from the Astro Balsters Ride:

We went on that ride like 5 times, partly because the line was always less than 10 min but mostly because my son and my newphew LOVED the ride. I was looking around for SVG for this ride but no one seem to have this. I did find BUZZ, the ALIENS and ZURG that will go with this page, but created this logo from this picture I found from the ride:

You can check out these 2 blogs which have tons of wonderful disney svgs:

They both have an amazing collection of Disney files. Reddy specially, her WHOLE blog is dedicated to DISNEY files, how cool is that!! Mardenz has a great variety of cartoon characters a MUST stop if you do kids cards/layouts. Hope someone else finds my file helpful, you can download the SVG H E R E to download the file. Remember these are for personal use only, I don't mind you telling other people about my files I just ask you give them the link so they can find it. Thanks for stopping by! I will try and post more files as I work on getting my books done.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer Themed ATC

Next week I am part of the THAT'S HOT blog hop hosted by Yolie and although I have my prject ready I have to wait until next week for the big reveal sooooo... In the mean time to get you in the spirit of Summer (just in case this heat isn't) here are some pics of my summer theme ATCs that I made for a swap over at SVG Cuts blog. We are in our 4th ATC swap and they are so much FUN!!

Aaaand since we are in the SUMMER theme, Abby from Scrapbookaholic By Abby  has a challenge over at her blog and this little ATC fits right into her: Challenge #10: Anything Summer!~

For this theme I chose the Tropical Friends Collection from SVG Cuts it has so many cute little sea critters that I did not know which one to pick! At the end I decided for this cutie:

I tried to change up the face a bit with my different Peachy Keen face stamps which I LOOOVE they give so much character to your die cuts. I also liked how the simple face tuned out too. I just wanted to give each of them their own little face. Hope all my fellow swappers like their ATC.... Now stay tuned for next weeks blog hop which will be filled with talented ladies and goodies along the way.

Check out SVG Cuts Tropical Collection for ocean cuteness Galore!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hernandez Family Collage

I just finished a Family Collage for my niece who got married last October. I wanted to do this for her wedding gift but did not have the time. We are all meeting in Lake Tahoe next week so  I wanted to have it ready for her by then. This collage is inspired by Collage Queen AMY  she is an expert at making FABULOUS collages check her blog out for some awe inspiring collages.

The deets: For the papers I used BoBunny's Olivia papers which are so bold and have really nice details. For solids I used AC cardstock. 

The font is a Fabulous font that I just LOOOVEEE is the same one I used for the Garden scrap swap below. Check out Lettering Delights Verana Alphabet, you can use the flowery vines as beautiful accents.

The last photo is the framed finished piece. Unfortunately it looks dark, I couldn't get a good picture because of all the reflections. Hope she likes it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scrap Swap #1 - SVGcuts

I have done many swaps but this is the first SCRAP AWAP that I have done of this kind. I was good to do a mix of items. For infomration see SVGcuts scrap swap #1 I am sure there will be another one coming soon.  The very talented Mary Rudakas was my partner in this swap, I was a bit nervous that the Queen of svg cuts was going to get my work, so I did my best and came up with this combination for her. She requested a set for a garden theme page.

The color scheme for the set was inspired by the pretty ribbon I found. I think the colors are very bright and go perfect with the garden theme. The Garden title was made using the Verana Alpha from Lettering Delights . I used left over vines with flowerrs for a nice touch on the fence.  Here is a close-up of the ribbon so you can see the pretty combination and the details of the vines in the Verana Alphabet.

Directions to make this super CUTE and easy to make 3d watering can are HERE and you can see soo many different cute samples. I made mine to matcht the color scheme of the whole I sent to Mary. The flower is made by using scalloped circles, sprayed them with glimmer mist and bunched them up. Once dried I fluffed them up into a carnation looking flower for a wonderful and sparkly accent.

I am glad Mary liked her Srap can't wait to see mine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Black Cat Lynx Giveaway

Black Cat Lynx Giveaway - Day 1

One of my favorite places in the SVG and blog world is giving away a BLACK CAT cutter, what do you have to do? Not much, just stop on over at SVGcuts adn tell them how awesome they are and what you will do with this fabulous new cutter and you will be entered. While there make sure to check out Mary's fabulous sets ... she is the BEST!

Monday, June 27, 2011

CR84FUN Color Challenge

This week I was looking around for a challenge to inspire me and I stumbled upon a great challenge blog called CR84FN where they have weekly challenges and lots of wonderful inspiration. This week challenge is a color challenge based on the following pallette:

This combination is so nice and bright I just had to play along. And since I just got SVGcuts wonderful set Kate's Silhouettes I just had to try it out. This is what I came up with:

It's a simple yet elegant and bright card that can be used for any occasion. I like to leave them blank so that when I need a card I can pull from my stash and personalize it. Thanks for stopping by and hope you liked my take on the challenge.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patriotic ATC

Here is my latest ATC, I used Treasure Box Designs liberty bear which is such a CUTIE!! If you like cute stuff, TBD has some really cute designs.  I didn't have to use too many embellishments here since the bear itself is such a cute little center piece. I did accent cover it with stickles... everything looks better with glitter!

Hope my group likes them.... have a great week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dia de los Muertos ATC Swap

Here is my set of Dia de los Muerto ATCs. This was another swap-bot swap that I joined. For this one I have 2 different partners so I figured I make 2 different ATCs. I printed images from the internet and then "colored" them with my stickles to give them a shiny glittery look and just added accents with some very yummy Twine from The Twinery... so festive for skulls! 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BEE-u-tiful ATC

I am getting addicted to making and receiving ATCs. I can't get enough of these little cutties.  I used the printout freebie from Mouse, paper, lovely but instead of making the card, I used all the elements for my cute little ATC. The Bee is from create a critter - I don't remember the size I used, but I think it was 2". I used black sticles on the antenea, wings and stinger to make it pop.And used pop dots on the bee.
The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's punnylicious set.  This one was headed to Modesto for swap I was in on the Swapbot website. I just started using this site and I think I like it. I mostly swap ATCs but its an easy way to find swappers and you only sign up for the ones that interest you.

Here are some adorable ATCs that I received as part of the SVGcuts ATC swap, they are soo cute. now I only need to get something were I can display all my little pieces of art.

I also made some ATC with a DIA DE MUERTOS theme, I already finished them and shipped them, but I make extras, so I need to take pics to post, they also came out very cute. My next swap themes are: Silhoutte and Patriotic. I will be working on those this weekend so I should have some more ATCs postings coming up.