Thursday, December 23, 2010

Abby's Anniversary Challenge

Hello my dear followers and visitors!!! Happy 15th Anniversary to me!!!!! Today, 15 years ago I woke up to become Mrs. Grimaldi!! 
Funny thing about that last name.... one of my uncles made a joke about me marrying my hubby just for the last name!! hehehehe 

Well, on the 23rd of December 1995 I got up and started to get ready.... everything was going great...... when it came the time for my dad to give me his blessing...omg!!! I am the oldest and very close to my dad. Just the thought of him giving me his blessing made me cry! Everyone came close to where I was (the den), keep in mind, I was ready for church, my make-up and hair was already done! I saw my dad come and he was already crying!!! He could not even speak!!! I started bawling!!! I don't remember if he did give me his blessing, I just remember all the crying!!! LOL funny, right?? I went to the kitchen to get a drink of water and one of my aunts thought that a sip of COKE would help me better............yep!!! you thought it right!!! I DROPPED IT RIGHT ON MY DRESS!!!!!!! You think that's bad.... wait!!!! We misplaced the keys the to rental car!!!!!! We were 20 minutes late to church!!!

But, after all that Church was the most beautiful thing ever! and the party afterwards, WOW! It was so much fun!!! 
I have to say that we just loved our wedding!!!

Thank you honey for these 15 years and 4 beautiful kids!!!

So without further ado, here is my project celebrating my anniversary!

What do you think?! I liked LOVE how they turned out!!!
I used Make The Cut software and the cuts I bought online.... need to look where! 
Paper is all DCWV and I used a Sixxix embossing folder for the dress.

and I have a little surprise for you guys! 

Joining me on this celebration I have an awesome Guest Designer!!! 
Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut

Isn't that the cutest?!!? I love all that shimmer!!!

Thought I share with you a couple of pictures of the family!

So, in honor of my wedding anniversary I am having an anniversary challenge!! In which you can win a set of Stamps!!!!!

Here are the rules for the challenge!

*** Create ANYTHING for anniversary/wedding
***You have to make sure you link back here and say that it is for 
*** You have to link your challenge post to Mr. linky, please make sure you link the specific post. Anyone that doesn't will be disqualified!
*** You have until January 4th to link your post
*** I will announce winners on January 5th so make sure you come back and check!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Little Cute Gift Bags for Sweet Sassy Diva!

Hello all!!! Today, I have for you a pair of cute boxes I am using as gift boxes for my cousins. In them fit a couple of nail polishes, a nail file and a few kiss candies. I found these cute box cuts for free from Freedigitalscrapbooking! Go there and you can find extra things for free too! 

I have to say that these are not my favorite after decorating... But, with everything we have to keep playing and see what hits that happy button! I will definitely use these cuts for another occasion and play with the decoration!

Now, I have a very important tip when cutting these files. I used the Make The Cut program and the cut is set up to cut the little tiny cuts for the folding lines. Well, I stopped the cut after it was done cutting the outer part and did the scoring on my own. If you let the machine do all those little tiny cuts it will look messy. 

Here they are:

These will look great hung on the tree before giving them away!!!

All materials are SEI Kris Kringle Collection

Thanks for taking a peek!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I am a Peachy Keen Stamps Guest Designer!!!!!!

I am the happiest person on this earth!!!!!!!! I am one of the new Peachy Keen Guest Designers!!!!! This is one of my favorite companies and to become a designer is just a dream come true. The first time I saw PK stamps was with Emma. I just thought that they made our cuts so cute!!!

This little post is just to let my followers and viewers know about my happiness that is to be part of the PKS family!!! 
Here are some things I have done using my PKS!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!!! 

My Peachy Week spot is 

MAY 9-14

Paper Playtime~~Anything Christmas!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! Can you believe we have only 4 more days of shopping?!?! I have only shopped for my 4 kids... I still need my hubby's!!! and the way the economy is..... I don't know if I am getting my siblings and grandmothers. Maybe just a nice card and a little gift card to Starbucks... hmmmm that sounds good.

Well, today is another Paper Playtime Challenge!!! and the theme is super easy! Anything Christmas!!!  Here is my card for the challenge:

I used the Create a Critter cart, paper is from K & Company and
Pink By Design Stamps

and if you want to "kill two birds with one stone" why not join the Gaby Abby Challenge with a Santa or Snowman theme?!?! The giveaway for that challenge is a 12x12 Kris Kringle paper pack collection! and the Paper Playtime Challenge is anything Christmas!! and the giveaway there is digi stamps!!!

Come on!! Get your scrappin on!!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kathy's B-Day Hop Winner and a Market Street and Peachy Keen Card!

Happy Sunday all!!! I am writing to you sitting on my mama's dinning table!!! I am excited because being back here is the best!!! I am also very excited to announce the winner of Kathy's B-Day Blog Hop!!! But, before that I wanted to share a card I created using Market Street and Peachy Keen Stamps.

I used the BFFs set from Market Street Stamps and the Princess Face Assortment from Peachy Keen. I inked the chile stamp and with a Qtips I took off the ink for the eyes and mouth. Then, I used the PK princess face in place of the original! I love it!!! I also inked the chile on a piece of plastic and transfered that so that it was a mirror image of the original one.... need to work on that technique!

I hope you like what you see!!!


The winner has until Wednesday to email me with her/his address!

and that person is:


Please email me at

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


¡¡¡Feliz Cumpleaños Kathy!!! and hello to all my crafty friends!!! Well, I am so super excited to be part of this amazing blog hop!!

If you came from Jessica B then you are on the right track!! But, if you just happen to pop in, then make sure you start over at Peachy Keen Stamps, you DON'T want to miss all the beautiful projects! and the candy!! oh yes!!! Peachy Keen is giving away 10 of Kathy's favorites!!! Sorry Kathy! I don't think you qualify to get these! hehehe

Onto my projects. A little bird told me a few favorite things of Kathy!

For my first project involves a one of Kathy's faves.... Snowmen! It is a cute little Cocoa holder!

Another of Kathy's faves is the color Hot Pink!! and what a better way to showcase her favorite color on a black kitty just like her Sophie!!

and finally! I know..... sorry but i got carried away! I got inspired to create a two-page layout using some of her other favorite colors! Green and a little bit orange!!

Now, do you feel like some candy??? How about a Cricut Cake Apron???

To qualify for this giveaway just make sure you leave a comment and make sure you come back and check if you won on Sunday! You don't have to become a follower, but if you do, it will be easier to check my new postings!

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and all the ones you have seen and the ones to come!!! So, fill up that cup and take a bathroom break and come back for more fun!!!

Your next stop is my BFF!!  Gaby

and just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list!!

Angelica & Adrianne -
Viv -
Kim -
Lorie -
Heidi -
Janice -
Joanna -
Nikki -
Erin -
Emma -
Ruthie -
Samantha -
Lisa -
Jessica B. -
Abby - ME!!!
Gaby - NEXT STOP!!
Dobea -
Theresa -
Jessica K. -
Glorajean -
Liz -
Jessica M.-
Jenny -
Kimmy -
Sandra -
Sarah -
Mandy -
Lauren -
Raven -
Janis -
Momo -
Paula -
Corri -

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Treat Box for Sweet Sassy Diva

Today I have for you something super cute and simple to do! This week we have to create something for a Holiday party, so I decided to do this little crayon box for treats to place around the table! 

What do you think??

I used SEI Kris Kringle collection and stickers(they have two Christmas lines on clearance right now!!!)! Ribbon is from Joanns.... I think...

The box!! You are probably asking!! Where is that box from??! hehehe Well, if you have Make The Cut or Sure Cuts A Lot you can purchase cuts from MyScrapChick, these are very affordable to buy and she has the cutests things! oh and they have a 70% off right now!!! They are very easy to use!

Thanks, as always my crafty friends, for taking a peek!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I hope you guys are having a wonderful Monday!!!

I have a few announcements for HOP winners!!!

Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Hop winner of a set of stickers and rub-ons is:


La ganadora del Blog Hop De Artes Laura de un set de cortes de la maquina Imagine es:

Erika Soto Ruiz de Albacete, España

Paper Playtime Blog Hop winner of the Market Street Stamps charm bracelet is:


Ok ladies, please contact me at 

Erika, tienes hasta el Sábado para mandarme tu dirección al correo mencionado arriba.

You have until Saturday to email me your address!!

Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI Week 10 Santa or Snowman

Hello all!!! Are you as excited as I am?! So many great things are happening!!! I had mentioned that this might be the last of Gaby Abby Challenges... well, SEI has agreed to sponsor a couple more challenges!!! But, there is always a but!! These wont come until January. We are giving Gaby Abby Challenges a little break for the winter and will resume for two more challenges the second /third week in January. 

I, on the other hand will have 4 challenges for you!!! I have stamp sets from from 4 different companies that have given me the opportunity to showcase their stamps and offer you a little gift! I will have more info next week!!! You will not want to miss these!!! 

For our last challenge I created one last two-page layout for you. Again, using only SEI products!! I really love doing this because it really gives me the opportunity to showcase this beautiful line. You can go here to look in detail all that Kris Kringle has. Now, do not forget to go to and look at their clearance section!!! You will love those prices!!! Two Christmas lines are on super clearance!!! Click HERE!

Now, you will not believe me but I created this two-page layout with scraps!!! Yes!!! This is the last of my Kris Kringle and I came up with this and I love it!!!

Now, onto the rules for you to play with us!

** Your project has to be made for this challenge!
**Make sure you link back to this post and mention it's for the 
Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI
** Your project must have a santa or a snowman !
** Only one entry per person
**You have until FRIDAY, December 31st 6pm PST
** Challenge only for US and CANADA residents and 

***PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you
Link SPECIFIC POST with project to Mr Linky

don't forget the most important rule.....

and the candy??

A Kris Kringle Paper collection 12 x 12!!!

and the winner of week 9 has until WEDNESDAY to email us at

and that would be.....

please email us your address!!

Now go see what Gaby created with beautiful SEI papers!