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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Glitter Explosion Blog Hop

Welcome to the Glitter Explosion Blog hop
and Shades of Green Challenge Entry

Thank you to Yolie for inviting me to participate in today's blog hop. I am joined by a whole line up of wonderful crafty people that will amaze you with their creations. Today is a special day for me because its MY BIRTHDAY!!! So I was even more exciting to do this hop.

What better to celebrate than a fun birthday card. Here is what I came up with:

I literally created a GLITTER EXPLOSION for the bacground of this fabulous stamp. I am not very good at coloring images, so for a while I stayed away from stamps, I tried and tried but my coloring looked like it was done by a 5 year old. My friend CELY (who is just AMAZING with copics) pointed me to Dustin Pike's blog who has beautifully colored digital stamps. Now I can make fabulous looking cards that look like I colored them, but in reality is all the great work of Dustin. Since it's also mostly green I am also entering it in his current challenge SHADES OF GREEN check it out on his blog.

Card Details: I used Bazzil texture cardstock for the background, this is a very shinny and sparkly paper that is a little hard to appreciate on the photo, but it's totally SHINY!. It was embossed using the happy bday folder. The above stamp is a past freebie from Dustin's site, I printed it twice and cut only the dragon and raised it using pop dots, love those little dots!! It's is also hard to tell but I just glitter the heck out of that cute little dragon, there is glitter on his belly, his horns, his paws, the cake and all over the ballons and presents.  The background looked a little too simple so I used my markers and just dotted it and then dotted it again with stickles.... then I just dabbed each of the stickle dots to create the EXPLOSION effect neat ha!!  I did more stickle dots on the top and bottom and stickled the word birthday (can you tell I really like stickles!!)  I then topped it off with some cute little buttons.

Now time for you to hop on over to another wonderful and glittery creation. Your next stop is:

If you came directly here and you wan to start this hop from the beginning or just wanna do it again, because it was sooo much fun :-) here is the line up:

Xochitl - http://cricutcritter.blogspot.com/   <-------- You are HERE
Celeste - http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
John - http://meyer-imports.typepad.com/

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

ATC Swap #3: Friendship

I have been Making ATC for the swaps over at the SVGcuts Forum and they are so much fun, I love making them and receiving them. For this months swap the theme was flowers. I made mine using Cherry Blossoms Mini SVG Collection and I think they came out VERY sweet. I made the SVG for the FRIENSHIP symbol and used some cherry  blossom ribbon I had and used pop dots for the flowers and symbol. Can't wait to see what they other ladies made.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bienvenidos al Cinco de Mayo Blog Hop ~ Welcome ~

Feliz Cinco De Mayo ~ Bienvenidos a mi primer Blog hop

Welcome to my FIRST EVER blog hop, and what a better occasion that Cinco de Mayo to step into the world of blog hops. Although this is not a big holiday in Mexico as you might have read from the other blogs, this is an opportunity for those of us with Mexican roots to pay homage to our heritage and celebrate our Mexican background.

For my project I did a layout of our pics from Mexico, my husband and I got married on the beach in Manzanillo, Mexico and then honeymoon by traveling around central Mexico, it was a great trip and my very first time in Mexico city.

For my LO I used solid AC Cardstock and printed paper from the DEAR LIZZY collection - which is a christmas themed collection but I loved how the banners and colors worked with my celebratory LO.

As a thank you for stopping by and joining us for this AWESOME blog hop I am giving out blog candy to EVERYONE! YEAH! I am sharing the SCUT file for the cute little girl that I did and for the MEXICO title

She is just a cutie isn't she? Now if you have come directly to my blog and you would like to (and you should!) check out all the other ladies on this blog hop, click on the top button and that will take you to Abby's page so you can start the hop and see all the wonderful creations all my fellow crafters made.

Next up my very dear scrap pal Yolie has the honor of having the finale for this hop, 

If you get lost along the way or can't get enough of us, here is the complete line up for all the participants. Make sure to stop by everyone so you can get some awesome blog candy that Abby is giving out. Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower!

Thanks for stopping by - go out and party hard! 

!!!!!!!Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Invites - all 200 done

I know I had talked A LOT about these invites and when they were done, I too was done. Now that I have taken a break from them I can come back and like them again LOL

These invites were made for my Niece's QUINCEANERA which is the Mexican equivalent of a sweet 16. She had a wonderful marsquerade party for her 15th bday and her colors were purple, lavander and lime green When I first heard of the colors I was like WHAT! but when I did the invites realize the colors go well together. Then I saw her on her beautiful dress and she look GORGEOUS!

Here are some pictures of the invites and the process of making them. My sister, mom, husband and even random visitors (ha ha) helped out with the invites. At the end they turned out great and best of all is that she LOVED them.

I was able to find VERY GOOD QUALITY paper at the Paper Mill Store they have really good prices and great selection. It's was the best site I could find if you want to make A LOT of same cards/invites. I used Dark Purple Cardstock for the base of the invite and lined the inside with Candy Apple Green translucent vellum which I printed the invitation information. The card based was embossed using my cuttle bug and  then embellished with lavander and green feathers and dots of green stickles. Originally I was using Irock jewels for the embellishment but after it took me like 10 min to do just one, I went the easy route and used stickles. It still looked great.  I made the centerflowers using the same vellum as the insert. Finally I tied purple, green and lavander ribbons to each of the sides  and VOILA! It only took us about 4 weeks to get all 200 done, but I am very pleased with the results.

Thanks to everyone that helped!!

Here is my hubby and I with the BEAUTIFUL XVanera, she looked Lovely.

These are the beautiful centerpieces that her mom designed for the occassion, aren't they gorgeous! I took a picture with the invite so you can see how it all tied together. 

Here is the quinceanera and her proud mom. Look at the gorgeous dress!

And finally here is a look at the cake - YUM! and pretty....

If you want to create your own masquerade invites or just make a mask card, I am sharing the mask card SVG that I did for the occassion. Click HERE to download.