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!