Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bee Happy Card

Hi everyone today I have two projects to show you which I'm very excited about. For both cards I used Create a critter Cartridge and I used S&P Company Stamps.


For my frist Card, I made a welcome baby card for a baby shower coming up.  Using my cartridge I cut the baby duck at 3 1/2'' and the umbrella at 3''.

For this card I used:

S&P Company: Bold Sentiment I Stamp Set
Create a critter cartridge 
Ac Moore: Blue Ribbon
Cuttlebug: Polka dot folder

For my second project, I made my first easel card. 

Cake Recipe: 

Create a critter cricut cartridge
Michael's: Black/white stripes ribbon

I hope you enjoy my cute lil card and this smily Bee. :0)

Have a wonderful night everyone.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Have a Nice trip card (Boa Viagem)

Hi everyone hope you all are doing well.  We had such a bad weather this past weekend and I had to move all my crafts to another room of the house since. So I was not able to finish a couple of projects.  Thank God that we had no flooding and no major damage to our house.  Finally after a whole day of cleaning I was able to sit down and finish up at least this card. My bff is going on vacation this week and I wanted to mail her a happy vacation card. btw she loves COW'S. Anything and everything... and so another reason to use this great cartridge which I ADORE sew mux.

Card recipe:

DCWC - Blue/yellow paperpack
Acmoore - Blue Ribbon
Cricut - Create a critter cartridge
Portuguese Stamp set - Edition 1- 1 - (Boa Viagem) (my own stamp line ... details to come)
Pinkbydesign - March 2011 Stamp set (grass) 

Wishing you a great night and a wonderful day tomorrow.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene 2011

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful week and I really really wish that your weekend will have sunshine and lots of beach time. As some of you may know I'm from NJ and so Unfortunately for us on the east coast are not so lucky this weekend, we are having this ugly storm coming our way. I really hope that Irene decides to take another path and just go back to the ocean and just be there.  I asked my son if he was worried  and he said no mommy because its going to go right. Little minds of innocence make us learn in so many ways.  So today my day was basically moving all my craft and baking things from my patio to another room of the house but because we are not sure what this may damage , I didn't want to take the risk of loosing all my supplies. So I was wrapping and moving all my supplies to a not so outside room.... I do love that room.  Anyhow I'm sure I won't be blogging or commenting on any post has I'm wrapping up all my things... I'am so nervous but I have given my worries to God only he can helps us through this.  May God Bless you all from this storm. Have a great weekend everyone, please stay safe wherever you are. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Super giveaway over at Floral Fantasies

HI ladies, be sure to hop on over to Floral Fantasies and become a follower , leave a comment and enter your name and blog for your chance to win this great giveaway.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Art Philosophy Cartridge Collection - Close to my Heart

Hi everyone, hope your having a great day. Today I have a new video for you using the new art philosophy cartridge from close to my heart.  If you are interesting on how to purchase any of these items , you can click on the links below.  I hope you like my video.

Close to my heart - Art Philosophy Cartridge 
Close to my heart - Wonderland Paper pack
Treat bag was cut at 5''

Happy crafting to you all.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cricut for Beginners - August Featured Artist

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week and its finally wednesday. I have so many things to catch up on this week. One of my dearest closet friend is getting married I'm so excited to be a part of this special moment of her life. :0)  I made this cute card for her which I will be posting sometime this week, but because I don't want her to see it, I will post it after the wedding. :0) Anywhoooo.... so I have great news to   announce.... I wanted to let you know that I was featured as the August Artist over at Cricutforbeginners.  Its so amazing how much God is so wonderful to his children.  Thank You God for all my blessings.  If you would like to check their blog please click here or you can scroll down to read their post. 

August’s Featured Artist
This month's Featured Artist is Catarina who has been scrapbooking for 10 years, and has delved into card marking just this past year! We just loved her beautiful “Fashionista” card and just had to share it with you.
Catarina is mother to her 5 year old son, Sean. He is in for a real treat – we can only imagine all of the beautiful cards Catarina will dream up for him! Catarina says she first bought her Cricut in February of 2011 and has become addicted to it. She loves everything the Cricut has to offer and the endless creativity it provides. And she really does love Cricut -- she owns an Expression, Create, Gypsy, Cuttlebug and Cake machine! She hopes to complete her collection with the Imagine and has already picked up 12 cartridges. Some of her favorite Cricut cartridges are Forever Young, Tie the Knot and Create a Critter.
For Catarina’s card, she used the ever popular Forever Young Cricut cartridge. If you haven’t worked with this cartridge before, it has a ton of darling shapes of fashion models. The models posed in every which way wearing dresses, skirts and pantsuits. Totally cute! In Catarina’s card, she used “Model 3” on page 26, which was cut at 3 ¼ inches.
The cardstock used for the dress on her card really catches my eye. I love the simplicity of the diagonal lines and it really stands out against the bold color of the purple cardstock. Some bling was added to the model’s purse and a satin ribbon ties the entire card together. Amazing work!!
You can learn more about Catarina and her beautiful projects by visiting her blog at As a thank you to Catarina for her awesome submission, we sent her the Wild Card Cricut cartridge, courtesy of Custom Crops!

Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Creative Time August Stamp Release Sneak Peek #1

Hi everyone, please hop on over to Emma blog at MyCreativeTime to view her August Stamp Release Sneak Peek #1.  Make sure you enter comments all week long on all her posts and all of her awesome design team posts.

Have a wonderful monday everyone!

We got a winner for my giveaway!

Hi everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend. So I'm starting the week with a winner! YAAYY!!! The winner of the Close to my Heart Make&Take Card and 12x12 Wonderland Cardstock paper is.... 

MyCuriousCrafts said...

These are absolutely adorable. Too cute! ~Shen

Please email me your address at so I can ship these out to you. I hope you enjoy these close to my heart products! 

Congratulations winner!!! 

True Random Number 


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

September is National Stamping Month

Hi everyone here is a great deal that you don't want to miss.

This special will run from August 15 - September 30.

September is National Stamping Month and Close to my heart is offering the first-ever double stamp 
set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix®Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you’ll use in your handmade cards all year. And with a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

Click here to view flyer. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mickey Mouse B-day Tags and Layout

Hi everyone, if you are coming from my baking website, thank you so much for taking the time to hop on over here.  If you just my craft follower, please be sure to visit my baking site over at Docerela. So here goes this past week I been working on a great project for a mickey mouse birthday party.  Here are the tags and layout I made for my friend which I'm so thrilled to be a part of this little guys 1st birthday party. :) Happy Birthday Jayden.

Cupcakes and CakePop Tags

Using my Mickey Mouse Cartridge I cut this Silhouette Mickey Mouse at 2''.

Using my photoshop program I made these tags and with a 1 1/4 circle puncher to cut the circle tags. 

I really love the amazing unlimited creativities the Cricut machine can bring to ones craft room. 
Here ar the two layout I made using the same cartridge for Jayden 1st birthday. 

Hope you enjoyed my post. Don't forget to visit my baking site for you 
to see the yummy treats I made for this birthday party. 

Have a great rest of the weekend. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Card for a Fashionista

Hi everyone, hope your having an awesome week.  I been a little busy I been working on a project for a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party for this weekend... but I promise that once I'm done I will be posting it on my baking website... be sure to come back and check it by clicking here.  Anywoohh my mommy went on vacation this week :( she will be gone the entire month. I'm so happy for her I really hope that she will have a great time, she has been looking for it for sometime.  So since she went overseas to visit my family I wanted to send a few cards. Here are the cards I made for them. I also entered the purple challenge over at Sam's blog and I added my project to Robyn website for the Blog Hop challenge.  Click here to add your project.

Card recipe:

CTMH - Purple Cardstock
DCWC - background paper
Michael's - purple ribbon (silk)
Forever Young Cartridge - Girl with purse
Getting Cricky  - Fashionable Friends Stamp set

CTMH - Sophia Cardstock paper (you can purchase from me by going here
Michaels - Green and pink polka dots ribbon
Cuttlebug - flower folder 
Forever Young cartridge - Flower 
Docerela Stamps - My very own stamp line - Portuguese Stamp set (coming out soon, details to follow)

I hope you enjoyed my cards, and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

CTMH - August Make & Take Class - Autumn/Winter Release Idea Book and a Giveaway

Hi yall... I was so busy today running around back and forth preparing for my make and take class. For today's class we went over the catalog introducing some of the news materials and we also made this cute card.  Please note that you can purchase this lovely Cardstock paper by clicking on the links below. This is the wonderland paper pack 12 pages of 12x12 for only $9.95 + tax + shipping. How cna you beet that ? For more information you can view here.

Please click on the links below if you would like to purchase any of these items from me.

Card Recipe:
CTMH - Colonial White Cardstock paper you can purchase it from me here.
CTMH - Wonderland paper pack.
CTMH - Hooray Bouquet Stamp set (set of 12)

I really loved the colors of this paper pattern and so I made an envelope to match the card.  

So my dear son wanted to participate on the class and he made his own card.  
Here is the card he made on his own. His stamping is a little off , but so perfect for a 5 yr old, 
and on top of that he asked me if he can do a little different. 

So since I'm really excited about this paper pack I'm given away the make and take card we made  tonight and a 12x12 sheet of this adorable brown and blue paperstock. All you have to do is leave a comment and/or become a new follower.  I'll withdrawal a winner via

I hope you enjoy my post. 

Have a blessed weekend everyone. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

You had my at Craft

Alex from You had my at craft every monday has a Made it myself monday , so because I made such an adorable card today that I'm just so in love with , I decided to link my card. Check out her blog and post your card.

Getting Cricky DT Call

Hi everyone I hope you had a great monday. Kristal at Getting Cricky with K Andrew is having a DT call until August 4 and I wanted to try out. So here is the card I made using  using Getting Cricky Fashionable Friends Stamp set.  I hope I'm qualified.

Hope you like it.

CTMH - August Stamp of the month

Hi everyone. Happy Monday I hope you had a great weekend, so today is the BIG Day! I'm so excited to be able to show you the new release of Close to My Heart new idea book, which is now available thru adobe PDF through my CTMH website.  Also I'm very happy that this friday I will be having a make & take class and I will also be introducing the new book.   To give you a little upfront here is the August Stamp of the Month (wicked). 

With a $50 purchase this month you can get this set for $5 and to celebrate the changes to the SOTM program you will also get a typeset stamp for FREE which is only available this month only! 

Be sure to stay tune for more upcoming August specials and remember you can always purchase with me online 24/7. 

Here is the card we will be making this week. Isn't it adorable ??

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

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