Saturday, November 13, 2010

Imagine Nation Blog Hop!

Hello friends!! Are you having fun?!?! I know I am!! If you are coming from Sarah, then you are on the right track, but if you just happen to pop in here, then make sure you start with Emma!

I am so happy to be part of this awesome line-up! thank you ladies for the invite!!

I have had my Friducha (that's what I named my Imagine) for little over a month already and have not used her much. So, when I was asked to join this hop I didn't think about it twice! 

For this project I used the Best Friends cart that came with my Friducha and I can say that it is my favorite!

I used the following:
Recollection Cardstock in white
Prima Flowers
Bling for ScrapMart

I hope you like what you see... :)

and what is a Hop without candy!?!? Well, how about 10 cuts from the Imagine!!! I have them ready to go, they are from the Nursery Rhymes and the Best Friends carts cut at 5 inches!! 

Just make sure you leave a comment on this post and
I leave it up to you to become a follower if you like what you see!

Thanks for joining us on this hop and now onto your next blog:


Here is the line-up just in case you get lost! ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI Week 5 ~~~ Picture Inspiration

Hello my friends and followers!!! We are starting our Gaby Abby challenges with SEI this week showcasing a beautiful line from SEI. Now, when I mean beautiful....well, that's exactly what I mean... this collection is very elegant. I just love the huge flowers and the embellishments the collection has are just exquisite.... that is the perfect word!!! EXQUISITE!
I really think this line is so elegant that I could only think of my grandparents when looking at this collection.
So, here is my project for this week.

If you have been taking at look at my projects over the weeks, you have seen my grandpa in a few of my projects. All the pictures you see were taken by him! He was an AMAZING photographer.

Ok... you might be thinking why the color on this picture... Well, let me tell you that back in the day when we had no color film my grandmother (in pictures) would hand paint the pictures when people wanted color in them. Yep, she did a beautiful work. Many of the pictures that were hand painted are still hanging on my grandma's living room. That is why I decided to leave it like that......

Aren't they just so elegant and beautiful! 

For this layout I got inspired by a sketch from Page Maps

and the following, all SEI products!
Moonrise Assortment Pack
Moonrise Die-Cut accents
Moonrise Metal Filigree
SEI chalk ink

I hope you have enjoyed what I created and I hope you get inspired!!!

Now it's your turn!!!

You have a photograph to get inspired by:

You can create ANYTHING you want!! just make sure you have some element from picture, be it the colors, a napkin holder, a home decor anything that inspires you from this picture!!!

Don't forget about the rules!

** 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
** You must use the photograph as an inspiration in anyway you like!
** Only one entry per person
**You have until Sunday, November 14th 6pm PST
** Challenge only for US and CANADA residents and don't forget the most important rule.....

and the GIVEAWAY

Now, go visit Gaby and see what awesome project she created!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #5 Baking

Are you in love yet?!?!?!!? With Cooking With Cricut cutting files??? Really? you haven't tried them?!!? Well, you have to!!!!! I mean it!! Don't want to spend too much money?? Well, they are very inexpensive!!! Really! and if you sign up for her newsletter.... you get freebies!!! SO, what are you waiting for?! 

Plus... usually the prices for the challenges are cutting files!!! 

This week's theme is BAKING!! I love baking!! I have another blog that is only for my Cricut cakes! I will have the link at the end of this post! Onto  my project... This October 31st was my boy's bday. I asked him what he wanted for his b-day and he said all he wanted was a big cupcake just for him... and that is exactly what he got!

I did the writing in Spanish... that is my first language and I love using it on my projects. The translation for cupcake is panquesito, which is little cupcake. ****Spanish Lesson ALERT!! When you have the ending -ito(male) or -ita (female) it is usually something small. For example: apple=manzana, little apple=manzanita.

Here you can see on page 1 "¿Panquesito?=Little Cupcake?

Page 2 ¡Panquesote! Now, when you want to say something and give it the connotation that it is very big you will see the endings -ote(male) or -ota(female)

**** Another Spanish Alert!! In Spanish you will always have things be either female or male.... ALWAYS!

I used the following for this project:
Cooking With Cricut cutting file
DCWV Sweet stack
Martha Stewart border punch
Basic Grey Letters
Make the Cut
Cricut Expression

Now, make sure you go visit the other Chefs over at Cooking with Cricut!!

Here is the link to my Baking blog!!!

Winner of the ScrapTiffany Blog Hop

Hello friends!! A quick post to let you know who won the candy from the ScrapTiffany Blog Hop!!!

Blogger A Scrap Above said...

Hi Abby~
.. These are too cute! I just love the Gingerbread man!
I am already a weekly stalker of yours, love your crafty projects!
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Bonnie! Please email me at

Take a look at the carts I have and tell me which cuts you want!!! Have fun! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sweet Sassy Diva Smiley Cards Card!


Hello my dear followers and viewers!!! I am loving this cart like you have no idea!!!! I don't think there is a cuter one!!! If you have the Gypsy then you know what I am talking about.... and if you don't, well.... just hope that Provo Craft does this again because it is just too cute!!!!!

So today I have for a card I created for my Sweet Sassy Diva DT. It is my first project using this cart!! I will be doing more for sure!

I used the following:

Smiley Cards Cart
Mini-Monograms Cart
My Sweet Cherry Pie paper from Nikki Sivils
Recollection Cardstock
My Pink Stamper Stamps
Bling from Walmart
Ribbon from Michaels

Make sure you go visit the Sweet Sassy Diva page for more Smiley projects!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

ScrapTiffany Holiday Blog Hop

Don't you just love blog hopping??? I do!!! Well, today we have for you a fun Holiday one!!! If you are coming from Sheri, than you are on the right track... but if not... make sure you start with Tiffany!!! 

Onto my project!!! I learned this project from Emma over at My Creative Time

I used my Gypsy to create these. From the George Cart size a square to 5 inches long and from the My Kitchen cart I welded the gingerbread man one on each end. Make sure that you flip on of the images to match your shape when folded. The gingerbread man from My Kitchen has another shape next to it, you have to use the Hide Contour feature on your Gypsy to hide all the things you don't want cut. Also, it comes with a cute face... but how can I NOT use my Peachy Keen faces?!!

Wanted to show you the cut before decorating. I did not give you score measurement because you will use different size lollipops and you can size that on your own.

Here you can see all the things that I needed to use the Hide Contour feature on my Gypsy.

and here is a view of the files ready to cut with everything hiding.

A good money saving tip.... if you are mass producing these you can just have the cut and use a pen for the doodling, a sentiment, a little ribbon and glitter glue.

But if you want to get a little fancy and cutesy..... you can try this...

I hope you have liked what I created. A big shout out to the person I learned this from... Emma!!

I used the following for my lollipop holders:

Pink By Design Stamps
Peachy Keen Stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Joanns Christmas Stack 09
Recollections Cardstock
Ribbon from Joanns
Bling from hmmmmm ??
George Cart
My Kitchen Cart

Now would you like some candy?!?!?!?!?!

How about 10 cuts from any cart you wish!!! I will announce the winner on Thursday morning... if you are the lucky winner you will have to go on top to my MY CARTS page and look at the list of carts I have. The cuts will be no bigger than 4 inches and I will cut all the layers too, but they will be sent just like that, just in case you want to add pop-ups and other things. They will be cut with cardstock paper only! One little note...... if you choose cuts that have very intricate cuts and my cricut is not behaving I will just choose other cuts for you that are similar. 

Your next stop is Becca

Here is the list of Tiffany girls:

ScrapTiffany –

Paper Playtime~~~You Rock!!!

Hello friends!!! Monday is challenge time over at Paper Playtime!!! So, after taking a look here, make sure you visit Paper Playtime to take a look at all the wonderful projects the other Queens have done!

For this LO I used one of the newest lines from Basic Grey, Oliver. I am part of their Page of The Month and this LO is the one from September. I love the colors and it went perfect with the pictures I had of my kids and my niece and nephew rocking!! 

What do you think?? 

Don't forget to go visit the Queens!!

and a quick reminder!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweet Sassy Diva Fall Card

Hi friends!! This is my second post for today!! I have another Sweet Sassy Diva project for you!!!


· One 4 ¼" x 8 ½" piece of cardstock

· One 3" x 8" piece of cardstock

Score Measurements:

-Score the 4 ¼" x 8 ½" piece of cardstock at 5 ½"

- Score the 3" x 8" piece of cardstock at 4"

Cut mats for the card ¼ less.

I used the following supplies:

DCWV Autumn Splendor

Recollections cardstock

Simply Charmed- Pumpkin cut at 3

Cricut Imagine-Cut feature only

Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut

Scrappy Mom's Stamps

Stickles glitter

Gelly Roll White Pen

Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Market Street a la Mexicana Series! Week #2

Hello my dear followers and viewers!!! I am a little late on posting my second card using my favorite stamp set!!!

This is week #2 of the Market Street a la Mexicana Series!!! and today I have for the cute chilito from the BFFs set.

Now on to saying:
"Ahora es cuando chile verde, le has de sar sabor al caldo"
Translation: "Now is the time green chile, to give flavor to that broth (stew)"

This "dicho" saying can be used as an encouragement card. Maybe someone on a new job, new school...

Hope you have enjoyed!!! and remember... if you leave a comment on every post for this series you will be entered to win the series of cards!!!

If you would like to purchase the stamp set, click on the picture below!!! You will not regret it!!!