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Sunday, December 30, 2012

After Christmas catch up!!!!!

Hello everyone!!!! I hope each and every one of you had a BLESSED Christmas!!!!!! And please be sure to have a SAFE and wonderful New Year!!!!!
I've been very busy in the month of December but have only been able to show you just a tiny bit of the things I've actually worked on this month.  So, without further ado, I bring you more of my creative projects!!!!!
First, I'd like to show you ONE of the artist trays I've been working on.  I decided to make one for my mother and mother-in-law for Christmas this year.  This one was for my mother-in-law.  She, herself, was born and raised in Panama.  My father-in-law was born and raised in Cuba.  Hence, the heritage cubes.  I also included a picture of her immediate family at our wedding (her and her husband, Oscar and myself, and her two step sons).  Of course, I also included a pic of our family, and her first, and only "blood" grand baby.  Both of her step sons have children, but Maya is her first blood :-)
Any who, here's a picture of the finished product...

And with different lighting...

For the "Panama" cube, I made a Panamanian flag for the background using my Cricut, then covered it with various items that she likes or that represent her heritage.  Flowers are Prima, cross brad by Recollections, wording by K&Company, and center vintage brad made by Spare Parts.  I also made a baseball and soccer ball from grungeboard by Tim Holtz, a little embossing powder, and permanent markers!!!
For the Cuba cube, i found specialty paper and a local Scrapbooking store that said Cuba all over it and just cut a square of it.  The flowers are by Spare Parts,  the clock and metal piece by Tim Holtz, and various ribbon and chipboard. I embossed the chipboard with my swiss dots embossing folder, used Tumbled Glass Distress Stain from Tim Holtz, then inked the top with Broken China Distress ink.  
For the other squares, I used various papers by 7Gypsies and Coordinations.  I embossed the background of the family pic paper with the brick embossing folder, then sanded it down.  I also used Prima canvas corners and dyed them with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Rich Mahogany.  There's various other embellies by Tim Holtz, K&Company, Basic Grey, etc.  
I will also have some close-ups posted at a later date with pics from the other one I completed for my mother, and my first paper bag album that turned out PHENOMENAL!!!!

As far as paper crafting, I was able to complete a few scrapbook layouts.  This one is one of my favs!!!!! This was used for my Guest Designer Spotlight Challenge over at Sketches4All and GDT at Colorful Creations!!! The sketch is by Jenessa Franco and it was just wonderful to work with!  Here is the original sketch...

And my page...

This is my oldest daughter on her very first trip to Animal Kingdom (a branch of the Disney World theme parks).  She LOVED it!!!!!!
I used papers by the K&Company Wild Saffron paper stack which were perfect for this challenge.  All the borders and embellies are K&Company as well, which made everything very simple for me!!!! Isn't she darling?!?!?!

Another page I made was of my sister Amber during her Senior year.  She is gorgeous of course!!! I used an original sketch and page by Tabitha Triplett (with her permission of course!!!) and used it for my Scraplift challenge at Colorful Creations and Sketches4All!!!! 
Here is her sketch and page... she does very beautiful work!!!!

Isn't it stunning!!! I just loved her color scheme so much that I decided to lift from the page itself, which I usually do not do!!!
Here is the page I was able to create of my sister, also using various hues of blue!

I love this paper by Cloud9 Design!!!! I think it's gorgeous!!! The flowers are by Prima and Spare Parts and various embellies and brads.  I am in love with how this page turned out!!!!

Here are a few Christmas pages I completed as well....

This is Alyssa opening her Rapunzel Tower that Santa left for her last year!  She was so thrilled to add yet another princess house to her collection!!!!
Papers are by K&Company as are the journaling piece, border, and chipboard heart.  

This is her opening her Barbie doll and house the same year at my Mother's house.   I completed this for GDT over at Colorful Creations
Papers are by K&Company and MME "Be Merry" paper stacks.  I also used am embossing folder by Tim Holtz on the silver paper, then on blue Coordinations sandable paper.  I sanded the blue paper, then inked the top with Broken China Distress ink.  Then, I cut it up and used them as titling pieces!!! I am really happy with how this turned out!

Here are some last minute Halloween pages I completed as well.

The first is my husband and I at our annual Halloween party.  We were the good guys for a change!!! Hahahaha!!!! The papers are by K&Company as are most of the embellies.  The "metal" skeleton pieces are by Jolees with borders by Martha Stewart!!!
The second is a pic of my buddy Maurii at out Halloween party and he is by far the BEST looking Batman I've ever seen!!!!!! 
Papers are also by K&Company (different stack), as are all the embellies.  The border again is by Martha Stewart. 

And last are some Christmas cards I finished up just in time!!!!
This was for a game for our members at Colorful Creations during the Jingle Bell Blog Hop!  We were given an image (the cupcake) to use and make anything with.  I decided on a card.  

I made this card especially for Aunt because she just LOVES Poinsettias!!!!! This is actually a stamp that I colored using various stamp markers, then I added glitter using different glitter glues as well.  I finished it with some hemp cord and sentiment.

These were cards I made for my family and for a challenge for the Jingle Bell Blog Hop.  We were advised to make something using the words "Merry and Bright".  Again, I decided on a card :-)

Well gang, thanks for staying with me through all of this!!!!! Again, have a SAFE and wonderful New Year and a VERY LUCKY day :-)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Jingle Bell Hop Winner!

Congrats to all who participated in Colorful Creation's 2012 Jingle Bell Blog Hop!!!! What a success it was!!!!! There were so many wonderful creations to look at!!!!
And the winner of my 2012 JBH Stamp challenge goes to.......
Jacqueline Edwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Jacqui!!!! I believe I have your address and will send you out some goodies ASAP!!!! 
Thanks again and enjoy your holidays!!!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Jingle Bell Hop!!!!!

Welcome to the Colorful Creations  Jingle Bell Blog Hop!  If you have come here from Rachel's blog then welcome! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then please go back to Colorful Creations  and start from the beginning.

Jingle Bell Hop

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year.  It is the celebration of Christ’s birth.  It is also the most giving time of the year.  Everyone seems to be in such great moods this time of the year! 

So in celebration of the Christmas season we are hosting a Design Team Blog Hop.  You are to visit each team member’s blog to see the Christmas inspiration they have for you.  There is only one project you are required to do and that is the CC Blog Hop project which requires you to use the color combo below and create a Christmas layout.  You are to use the colors below and create ANY project fitting the criteria given.  It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item.  The sky is the limit!    If you do a layout, your pictures do not have to be Christmas pictures but your papers must!  

Please use at least 3 colors from this combo.  You may use them all.
Once your project is completed, please return to CC upload it to the gallery, tag it JBH2012 and then upload it to this event.

Also as you hop along the way you will find clue words on each of the Design Team member’s blogs.  Once you have gathered all the words they will form a quote related to Christmas.  These words should be BOLDED on each team member's blog!  Tell us that quote is by EMAILING it to me at ourcolorfulcreations@gmail.com for an extra rak of scrap goodies!

The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below.
(Embellishments will vary)

As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning:
1. You MUST be a member of Colorful Creations
2.  You must become a follower of each CC team member’s blog and leave a comment on each blog.

Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

I also decided to host my own challenge, to give you guys an EXTRA chance to win some fabulous goodies!!!!!
For my challenge, I would like you to create a project (anything that floats your boat!!!) 
using Christmas themed stamps somewhere on

Here is my example ...I decided on making a Christmas card, since there are soooo many to get done!!! I used several stamps, including "Dear Santa", "Do not open until Christmas", and various flourishes around the card! 

You can use as many, or as few stamps as you like.  As long as I see a Christmas themed stamp, then it's all good :-) 

All entries must be new to Colorful Creations as of December 14th, 2012 and CANNOT be combined with any other entries.  Please upload your entries to the gallery, and tag them BHSTAMP to be eligible for the prize.  You may also upload your entries here, using "Mr Linky" below :-) I will chose one randomly drawn winner at the end of the hop.  

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, CST, December 20th

My secret words for the quote are: be your 

Now hop on over to Libby's blog to see what she has in store for you.  Below is our lineup list in case you get lost along the way.  Have fun and dont forget to search for the clues on each team member's blogs, they will be in BOLD.

Line up:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Guest Designer Spotlight

Well, I just wanted to share the news... That I have been chosen for Guest Designer for the month of December at Sketches4All!!!!!! Isn't that amazing?!?!? Check them out at http://sketchesforyou.ning.com.  Keep your eyes posted for a chance to win a RAK on my GDT challenge soon!!!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Jingle Bell Blog Hop Coming!!!!!!!!

Hey there gang!!! FYI... Colorful Creations is having their annual blog hop December 14-16th...  I will be giving away a prize package for one randomly drawn winner so keep your eyes posted!!! More info coming soon :-)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!!!!!

Yes, I LOVE Christmas!!!!!!!! The music, the gifts, the food!!!!! However, when the month of December rolls by, it also means another year has flown by!!!!! Anybody ready for 2013?!?!
Well, with Christmas rolling around fast, I was in the mood for some card making, tag making, and layout making in old Christmas fashion!!! Here's a few things I've been busy making lately...
First, I'd like to show you a card I made for a special online friend.  I also used this card for my December 1st challenge over at Colorful Creations.    The object this month is to incorporate chipboard on your card.  As little, or as much as you'd like!  Here is my sample card...

I used paper from a K&Company mat stack pad and Coordinations.  The chipboard pieces are also from a Christmas themed chipboard pack by K&Company as well!  I punched the borders with a Fiskars border punch and a corner punch for the paper with the tree.   Cute?

Another Christmas project was a layout for my December 1st Project Challenge at Colorful Creations as well.   This challenge was to create a mosaic with your photo.  Yep, cut that pretty thing into tons of pieces because it looks great!!!! 
Here's my example...

Isn't she gorgeous!!!! I just love my baby girl!!! Her birthday is December 2nd, so of course, she is the best Christmas gift I could have ever asked for!!! 
The papers are from a K&Company Christmas stack, and Coordinations.  I embossed the front side of some Whitewash Coordinations cardstock with the "December" embossing folder by Tim Holtz, then sanded it to show the core red color.  I used the reverse side of that cardstock to do some background stamping with various flourish stamps and Gold Brilliance ink by Memento.  Here's that paper before I added it to the layout...  

Then I added some Thickers and gold letters, and Christmas chipboard by K&Company to finish this one off!!! 

"Tim Holtz Inspired Christmas Tag"
I was also in the tag making modd and was able to at least start on some of my Christmas tags.  I made this one for my new tag challenge over at Sketches4All.  It's a monthly tag challenge to get those creative juices flowing.  This month, the focus is on ink.  Any type or kind.  I chose to basically make a "Tim Holtz" style tag using various distress inks, stains, and masks.  
Here's what I came up with...

I started by using Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass and covering the entire tag.  Then I used Distress Stain in Broken China and went around certain areas of the tag.  I laid down a Snowman mask from a Tim Holtz Season mask pack and went wound him with the Broken China.  I also used some flourish masks and snowflake mask around the tag, going over it with Broken China and blending it in. I added some transparent silver flourishes and a blue angel,  and a snowflake chipboard piece all made by K&Company.  Metal star brads, and Grungeboard flourish, also made by Tim Holtz.  The metal sentiment by Tim Holtz says "reality has limits, imagination is boundless".  I thought it great for this tag!!!

Well, thanks soooo much for stopping by gang.  Have a LUCKY day :-)