Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mother's Day card for my Daughter Cindy.

 In just eight days it will be Mother's Day. It will be my oldest daughter, Cynthia, third Mother's Day !!! She is so awesome !!! She not only is a mommy (to my only grandson) and a wife, but she is about to start her last year as a Resident of Pediatrics. She drives everyday an hour and a half each way to the hospital. She has to stay every four days overnight in the hospital to work. She has passed all her USMLE tests and is thinking on specializing even more, once she finishes General Pediatrics.
My project today is the Mother's Day card I made for my daughter Cindy.
    • cartridges: 
    • Spellbinders Embossing Dies Ribbon Tag
    • Prima Flowers
    • Stickles
    • Stamp Set: Mom You Rock (by My Creative Time) for sentiment
    • Martha Stewart border punch: for the fence
    • Doodlebug Design Crushed Velvet flock: for flower center
  • Print and cut the background image 2 or 3 times, to allow for enough pieces for layering.
    • Cut the mother and child silhouette.
    • Make the fence with the border punch
  •  Put the "mat"together.
  • Layer the background and add stickles
  • Put the silhouette on the card. Affix with glue dots
  • Ink fence and affix to card with glue dots
  • Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and run through Big Shot with die. Loop a ribbon through openings.
  •  Add card front to "mat". Affix card front/mat to a white card base.
  •  Flower has 2 layers of petals. The blue flower center was made with crushed velvet flock.
  •  Sentiment on ribbon tag

Hope you liked the card !!! And I really, really hope my daughter loves it !!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Just A Little Hello" card.

Hello!!!! I am so excited !!! Today I got to use for the very first time my Gypsy with my Imagine after the latest update. I designed the front of the card with it's layers using the "Imagine" section of the Gypsy, and was able to "save" my design for future use. Then, I needed to weld two circles to create the card base. For that, I used the regular Gypsy features by welding two circles with the Create a Critter cartridge, but I cut the image with the Imagine, while having the Gypsy still connected to it. I used a sand colored cardstock for the card base.
I choose a cute, all occasion card for my project. One can never have too many of those !!!
    • cartridges:
    • cardstock: American Crafts (white) ; DCWV (sand color)
    • ribbon
    • Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens in blue and stardust
    • sienna and blue-green ink for inking borders
  • Design project on the Gypsy. Follow the instructions on the Gypsy and Imagine screens. Print and cut.

  • Cut the card base by welding 2 circles and a square in the middle of the circles. Glue a bird to the inside of the card.

  • Put together all the layers. Paint the bird with glitter pens.

  • I did the "COMBINED" version of the card, to compare vs. the layered card.

Once more, thank you for stopping by. Have a Happy Easter Sunday :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Treat Bag Made With Lunch Brown Bags and Cricut Imagine.

Oh yes !!!! In only 8 more days it will be Easter !!! I am so excited because, we are introducing my grandson to our family traditions and we are having a ball. He is in Day Care and they will be having an Easter Egg Hunt !!! ... his first ever, and I have to be there to see him and take pictures. Then, next Sunday, he will be getting his Easter candy and dyed eggs. He will be dressed like a little prince for church.

So, with Easter coming so soon, I decided to make some Easter treat bags, using my Imagine and some lunch brown bags. They are so cute !!!
  • Cut and print the scallop oval. Fold it in half.

  • Fold the bag in half.
  • Cut 1 1/2 inch from fold line.
  • Pierce 2 small holes on the bag's fold. Thread a pice of hemp cord app. 9 inches long. Make a knot on each end.
  • Cut and print a rabbit/bunny. Decorate and glue to a green scalloped circle.
  • Add the bunny piece to the scalloped oval. Make a bow and add on top of bunny piece.

  • Make a slit on the scalloped oval fold, long enough to go from one end of the hemp handle to the other. Insert the hemp handle through the stlit.
  • Make grass by cutting a strip of cardstock and cutting it with fringe scissors.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

HiPPiTty HoP Blog Hop-Easter Card for My Soldier

Good morning everyone and thank you for joining me on another blog hop. This time it is Jess's HiPPiTy HoP blog hop and once again I feel very honored and happy to be taking part in this event. If you landed here from Sigrid's blog at you are on the right track !!! If for any reason you need to start at the top of this hop, then click HERE.
Our only rule on this hop was to make anything with a bunny. SIMPLE. So I made a card for my son Brandon, my soldier in AIT in Georgia ... far from home.


  • Cut the parts to make the bunny. Ink all bunny parts.
  • Put bunny together and embellish
  • Make the base for the card and add the fence, grass and sentiment.
  • Do notice how nice the sentiment looks with the Doodlebug flocking.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Guess what ??? Meighen is waiting for you with her project !!! All you have to do is click HERE !!!

There is a Grand Prize: a Gift Pack by PSA Essentials; retail price:$125.00
A random winner will be selected from all the comments left along the blog.

The list of bloggers participating on this blog:

Jess: KinderStampO -

Jessica Baker:
Linda K.:
Sigrid Martin:
Martha C.:
CanadianNickel Scrapn:
Karla Ivonne Guijarro:
DDscrafts Wilson:

Toy Story Birthday Party for my Grandson: The Invites

OMG !!! My grandson's 3rd birthday is just around the corner; actually, it is on May 15th !!! We decided that it was going to be a Toy Story theme birthday party. And, I will tell you a secret: when I first went through the Toy Story handbook I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw all the gazillion little pieces for each shape. I have had the cartridge for some months now, but was afraid to use it !!! LOL Today I must say, I conquered my fears !!! YAY !!! And it was all thanks to my Cricut Imagine machine !!!
With the Imagine, all you have to do is put a piece of 12x12 white cardstock on the mat, select all the pieces you need for your image and,  color each piece needed right there !!! There is no need of picking the right color cardstock, cutting it to the right size and laying it on the mat !!! This machine is a big time saver. I love it !!!!!!!!!
  • Choose shape, print and color the parts, ensemble.

  • Glue Woody shape onto card base. Glue the frame onto the card base.

And, there you go !!! Baby Santiago's first b-day invite is done !!!! Isn't it the cutest thing ??? I wonder how many more to go ??? hmmmm.... I know I will be very busy this week ! LOL See you next Saturday !

Friday, April 8, 2011

April Birthday Blog Hop: Minnie's Happy Birthday card.

HApPy BirtHDaY GLORIA !!!! May this be a very blessed year !!!! Thank you for making me part of your birthday celebration :) If anyone following the hop got here from Momo at than you are in the right place. If by any chance you just happened to drop by my blog to pay me a visit and found the birthday hop, I suggest you go to Gloria at so that you can start at the top of the hop.
Ok. So, for some unexplainable reason I happen to know that Gloria is nuts about anything Disney .... hmmmm, I wonder why ??? So, on her birthday blog hop, I decided to make something "Disney" in her honor :)
**** FeliZ CumPLeA ~NOs GLORIA !!! Muchas bendiciones para ti !!! Gracias por hacerme parte de tu celebracion. La persona que haya venido de Momo, esta ahora en el lugar correcto. Si has venido directo a mi blog para visitarme y quieres ver el blog hop desde el principio, haz "click" AQUI para empezar.
Por alguna extra~na razon, se que a Gloria le gusta todo lo que sea Disney y es por eso, que en su honor, mi proyecto es de ese tema.
  • This is the recipe for my MINNIE Birthday card: (Materiales)
    • Cricut cartridges:
    • Gypsy: used to group and weld the fonts (*Para unir y soldar las letras)
    • Balloon brads
    • Stickles : for Minnie's eyes
    • Rhinestones
    • Grossgrain ribbon (cinta)
    • Crystal effects: used on bow and shoes (*para lazo y zapatos)
  • Using your Gypsy, design your card. (*Use su Gypsy para dise~nar la tarjeta)
    • First Minnie (*primero Minnie)
    • Then the size of you card (Luego dise~ne el tamano de la tarjeta)
    • Finally, using the size of your card as a template, write, group and weld the word Happy Birthday. (*Usando el tama~no de la tarjeta como patron, escriba, agrupe y solde la palabra "Happy Birthday)
  • Make the base of the card, adding pattern paper, and message with glittered cardstock. (*Haga la base de la tarjeta, decore con papel de dise~nos y a~nada las letras hechas con cartulina de escarcha)
  • Ensemble and decorate Minnie.
  • Add ribbon and balloon shaped brads.
  • Position Minnie on the card with dimensional dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Now, it is time to visit MERIAH and see what she has made for this celebration.

For a chance to win fabulous blog candy, you must leave a comment on each blog you stop.(****Para poder tener la oportunidad de ganar uno de estos premios, debe dejar un comentario en todos los blogs que visite)

The prizes are:

*** Los premios son:


And these other prizes:

  • Pink By Design =$15 gift certificate
  • My Creative Time= Wow! So Many Candles Stamp set
  • Erin Lee Creative= My Favorite Things 6x6 paper stack
  • Peachy Keen Stamps= One Face Assortment -Winners choice
  • Crafts to Favor= $25 gift card
  • CRI-Kits= A set of pens of choice with magnetic holder
List of blogs participating on the Birthday Blog Hop:


















Thursday, April 7, 2011

HaPPy BirTHdAy MaDisOn !!!!!!!!

I am so happy and honored to be part of this birthday surprise :) HaPPy SwEEt 16 MADISON !!!!! I hope this is one of your best B-Days EVER !!!! May THE LORD bless you each and everyday and keep you being the sweet, gifted and special young lady you are :)
The project I made today, I HOPE YOU REALLY LIKE because, I am sending it your way. I already now your size (a little birdie told me). I made this Tank Top with lots love and enthusiasm.
  • Wash (NO fabric softener), dry and iron a white Tank Top
  • Download a cameo image from the internet, pass it onto freezer paper. Cut the image out and iron the negative image on  the freezer paper on the Tank Top.
  • Paint the negative space with black fabric paint. Peel off the paper when dry and heat set the image (cover with a piece of fabric when ironing).
And now to the fun part: EMBELLISH !!!!!
Use ribbon, trim, flowers... whatever your heart desires !!! Enjoy your new creation !!!!

                                          ~~~~~HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADISON ~~~~~~