Friday, July 31, 2009


Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY to all!!

I made this bookmark/tag last night with the cute stamp "Spunkette". She is from the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD collection. If you notice, the original stamp has long thin wings but for my bookmark/tag I decided to remove the wings for this project.

I stamped up my image and with a baby wipe, I carefully took off the ink from the worked perfect.

Supplies: Acetate; Pattern paper: Basic Grey Lemonade Collection; Stamp image: "Spunkette"; Stickles; SU Sentiment; SU scallop punch; Copics; EK Success flower punch

Those beautiful pearls in the middle of the tiny flowers were sent to me by a very dear friend of mine Connie. They match my project PERFECT!! Thanks Connie!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I will be baby sitting my 5 year old and 2 year old nephews......this should be a very exciting weekend for me :o)

Hugs to all, T

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


WOOO HOOO - I didn't think I would make it to this weeks TIOT for SCACD LOL. I really LOVE these new ELISABETH BELL for SCACD stamps...they are ALL AMAZING!!!!

This is DANNI.......she is surrounded by butterflies.....just in time for me to use my new QUICKUTZ Butterfly die that I picked up at my LSS this weekend. I also picked up some thin cork sheets which I used on my project......WOW I LOVE that stuff.

I made the bag using my Cricut Expression and my Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge. The paper is Provocraft 12 x 24 paper pack and I cut it using the FIT TO PAGE feature. The bag measures 10" tall x 6" wide by 2 1/4" deep....perfect for a birthday gift.

I stamped the image directly on to the tag. These are just regular AVERY Shipping Tags I picked up at Office Max a few weeks ago. Since the tags are a cream color, it went perfect with my bag and all I had to do was add a little color to the image with my copics, ink the edges, add some stickles and voila.....the tag was done. I also added a scalloped mat to the tag to match the pattern paper at the bottom of the bag.

Materials: Cricut Expression; Tags Bags Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge; SEI Pattern Paper; Provocraft 12 x 24 paper; Cork sheet; Tag is from Office Max; Elisabeth Bell for SCACD: Danni; Butterfly: Quickutz; Sentiment: SU; Oval Punches: SU; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch; EK Success Scallop border punch; Copics; Stickles, Papertrey Ink Ribbon; Cappuccino bubbles; Swarovski crystals; Tim Holtz Distressing Ink

Hugs, T

Monday, July 27, 2009

YOU & ME (BBTB) and also BASEBALL layout for Scrap Sketch

Happy Monday to all!!! Today I have my BBTB challenge to share along with my last SCRAP SKETCH layout!!! Thank you Stephanie for giving me this opportunity.....I now have 7 more layouts in my 2009 album!!!!

Now, for my BBTB challenge, we had to use the COUPLE cut from the Going Places Cricut Cartridge. Since I have been using my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge all weekend, I just HAD to use it for my BBTB challenge soooooo....... here is what I came up with:


Materials: Cricut Expression; Hello Kitty Greeting Cartridge; Going Places Cricut Cartridges; Don Juan Cricut Cartridge (for the YOU&ME); Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Cherry Hill October Afternoon Collection; Doodlebug glitter paper; Swarovski rhinestones

NOW.....for my SCRAP SKETCHproject.....Here is the sketch I was to follow:

and here is what I came up with:

Materials: Cricut Expression; Baseball Cricut Cartridge; Don Juan Cricut Cartridge; all card stock is CTMH; Twill: Papertrey, Ink; Diamond Glaze

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week!!!

Hugs, t

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I know I have been MIA and not creating as much but thing have just been so crazy.

Last night I made these two THANK YOU cards. I really LOVE the HELLO KITTY GREETINGS cartridge and the DON JUAN cartridge - I can't stop using them LOL

Cricut Expression; Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge; Don Juan Cartridge; Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern paper: Basic Grey - Urban Prairie and SU; Star Dust stickles; All Occasions printable stamp set from THE CUTTING CAFE; Ribbon and Twill from Papertrey Ink; Hero Arts cloud background stamp; CTMH button; scallop circle punch.

Hope you all have a blessed Sunday!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


It's Tuesday again........time for another Try it Out Tuesday for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

These new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamps are just AMAZING!!! The more I use them, the more I fall in love with them. I think this may be one of my favorites......but I do love them ALL!!!

Pattern Paper: Stamp: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD (Susan); Dovecraft Kate Knight designer paper: Hint of Pink; Card stock and matching ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fiss); Star Dust Stickles; Flower Soft; Thank You stamp: Stampin up (with matching punch); Copics; Flowers: Petaloo Dazzlers

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week!!!

Hugs, T

Monday, July 20, 2009

BOYS BOYS BOYS......Scrap Sketch Monday!!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

My month is coming to an end at SCRAP SKETCH. Being the guest designer has been so much fun - thanks Stephanie.

Here is my Monday Sketch. This year for Father's Day, we gave my husband matching Yankee Jersey's for him and Damian and two tickets for the FL Marlins vs. NY Yankees baseball game here in Miami........the both just LOVE baseball!!!

Here is my 2 page layout and the sketch I followed:

Products: Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Cloud9Design; Cricut Expression; Mini Monogram Cricut Cartridge; Don Juan Cricut Cartridge; Stickles; Ranger Scrapbook canvas; Fiskar Water Treading Punch; Diamond Glaze; Denim CTMH Ink; Sizzix Star die; 3D foam squares: CTMH; Rhinestones; misc sewing.

Hugs to all,

Friday, July 17, 2009


Well happy Friday to all!!!!! Finally the moment is here.......the new ELISABETH BELL for SCACD stamps are available for purchase HERE.

Today, I present to you.......RIAN WITH PUPPY from this amazing collection:

Materials: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD: Rian with Puppy; Pattern Paper and Brads: Basic Grey Lemonade Collection; Card stock: Bazzill; Cricut Expression; Cricut Wild Card Cartridge; Star Dust Stickles; Ribbon: Papertrey Ink

Again those YUMMY crochet flowers were sent to me by my friend Christina and her mom Carol (THANKS GIRLS) and they are just FABULOUS!!!!! If you would like to purchase some, please contact Christina. Her email can be found on her blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Hugs, T

Thursday, July 16, 2009


WOOOO HOOOO!!!! Today at Susana's Customs Art and Card Designs ("SCACD") the designers will show you the new ELISABETH BELL FOR SCACD stamps in action and oh boy are they AWESOME!!!! In order to see ALL the stamps from this collection, please follow the SCACD blog hop. Remember to also check out the SCACD BLOG and enter for a chance to win some YUMMY candy blog.....make sure you read the requirements.

This amazing stamp collection will be available to purchase at SCACD TOMORROW (Friday, July 18, 2009)!!!!!

Now hop on over to DANNI's blog HERE to see her fabulous card!!!

Materials: ELISABETH BELL FOR SCACD: Dolly; Bazzill card stock; Pattern Paper: Basic Grey new LEMONADE collection; Brads: BG Lemonade collection; Cricut Expression; New Arrival Cricut Cartridge; Flower soft; Star Dust Stickles; Copics; Ribbon: Papertrey Ink.

I also wanted to send a HUGE shot out to my sweet friends Christina (from Creations with Christina) and her mom Carol for sending my these BEAUTIFUL crochet flowers. I SO LOVE THEM CAROL - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! To purchase these amazing flowers, check out Christina's blog HERE and send her an WILL LOVE THEM!!!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Welcome to another Try It Out Tuesday for Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs (TIOT for SCACD). Suzanne challenged us this week to use this sketch:

but with a had to be a BIRTHDAY THEME!!!! To see all of the projects from the designers, please visit the SCACD Blog HERE AND........while you are there, check out the YUMMY BLOG CANDY giveaway!!!!

Here is my take on this weeks challenge:

Materials: Pink Cat Studio QT Hooty Owl; Susanaments; Copics, Bazzill Card Stock, Stickles, Nestabilities; Paper flowers and brad: MM Cloe's Closet collection; Twill: Papertrey Ink; Fiskar Water Treading Punch

Remember that the new Elizabeth Bell for SCACD stamps will be available for purchase this FRIDAY, July 17, 2009.

Hugs, T

Hugs to all,

Monday, July 13, 2009


HAPPY MONDAY TO ALL!!!! vacation is over and I am so sad :o( I really don't want to return to work but with the economy with the way it is, I am very thankful that I have a job!!!


This week over at the BBTB, my sweet sis Regina challenged the DT to make something using the ring cut from the Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge. To see all the amazing projects that the designers have created, visit the BBTB HERE.

Matierals: Cricut Expression; Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge; MS Glitter, Black Swarovski crystals, Bazzill Card stock; Twill from Papertrey Ink; EK Success scallop punches, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey, Ink.


Now, as some of you may already know, I have been chosen by Stephanie from Scrap Sketch to be the July guest designer and I LOVE IT!!!! (Thanks Steph) I love to make layouts and have been having a blast.

My brother and SIl had a baby boy 13 days ago and he is just so yummy. His name is GABRIEL. I made this layout for my scrapbook and following the Monday Sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Materials: Cricut Expression; DON JUAN Cricut Cartridge; CTMH paper pack; Brown Stickles, Clear buttons, Star Sizzix Die; Self Adhesive White Canvas, Hero Arts Old Letter backgroud stamp, Broken China Tim Hotz Distressing Ink, Twill from Papertery Ink.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

hugs, T

Saturday, July 11, 2009


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The news everyones been waiting for........the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamps will be available for purchase on Friday, July 17th!!!

The SCACD blog, "Follow Your Heart", Blog candy details for the release will be up on Tuesday, so make sure to check it out. This Blog candy is SURE to be awesome!!

Finally, on Thursday, July 16th, the DT will also be having a sneak preview BLOG HOP so you can see all the stamps in action. You DON'T want to miss this blog hop.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

Hugs, T