When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cricut 360 ° Challenge - Relax

Everyday, I scrambled every minute to take care of so many things and of course the three most important people in my life.  We have a pool in our house and we also have an apartment in a beach area, however, relaxing for me is not the norms.  Relaxing for me means being done with my duties as a Mom and a wife. This is why I approached this challenge on a different view.

Here is a scrapbook page that shows what relaxes me...
Relaxing means being done with cleaning, laundry, dishes/cooking and homeschooling.  After being done those duties, it means it's "me"time...

CARTRIDGE USED: Chore Chart and CTMH Art Philosophy

Nytnyt crafty friends...

Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge

Last year I've been dying to have Kraftin' Kimmie's Halloween kit stamps.  But too many things happened like my husbang getting lay off from work.  Prior to the event in our lives, I bought a whole bunch of those KK stamps but I wasn't able to play with them until now.  This Halloween season, it is definitely my goal to put those stamps at work.  Here's my firt project and I would be entering this card for the KKB - Challenge 93/Michele's Sketch.

Here's my entry:

I added a die-cut spiderweb as added background.
I also added spider die-cut...
Until next time...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A birthday LO for Ella

Last night was like many other nights. I was having a hard time sleeping and of course that best way to wait for daytime is to do crafting.

This is my daughter Ella on her last birthday and she is my inspiration for today's project.
I will be using this page LO as my entry to Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge and Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday.  The rule for Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge is to make a project that includes (A) Pop of (B) Bright (C) Color.  We also need to incorporate 1 of something; 2 of something and 3 of something. While at Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday rule is as simple as make any kind of YELLOW project.

Here's my LO:

A Pop of Bright Color : RED
1 of something is number 6
2 of something are 2 red rolled rosette
3 of something are the 3 blue butterflies embellishments
I can't wait to get home so I can print Ella's picture and adhere it to this one page LO.  Oh, I missed those days when I do scrapbook pages solely...

Did you know that I only used one Cricut cartridge for this project?  Doily, flourish, leaves and branches, flowers, rolled rosette, labels, number 6, pennant, circle and scalloped circle are just some of  the images you find from CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It is so versatile and I think I've used it in every project I made lately.  I highly suggest to grab one and I'm sure you'll love it too.  If by any chance you don't know any CTMH  consultant, let me know and I'll be more than happy to give you my consultant's contact info.

That's it for now.  Hope you like my scrapbook page...
Hugs to all...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - Create A Scene

Here is a project I made for Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - Create A Scene.  I was very excited but kindda reluctant at first.  It took me two weeks to make up my mind whether I will join or not.   It was my family who convinced me and challenged to come up with this project with of course some specific request:

- My son Jack, wants me to create something with Thomas and his friends.
- My daughter Ella, wants girls in it.
- My hubby wants either Christmas or Halloween theme.

I admit it was confusing at first on how I should incorporate everything.  The hardest was coming up with a replica of Thomas.  Attention PC, my son is requesting for Thomas cartridge.  My daughter's request isn't too difficult but then I was against on doing any Christmas or Halloween theme.  I know that majority of the entries will be focus on those themes but alas! I ended up making a Christmas scenario.

Well, enough talking, I am so proud to share with you my project. I really thought it will be difficult a difficult project (not to mentioned my Gypsy was acting stranged) but surprisingly I had a good time.  I think this is one of my best creations...


Thanks to Peachy Keen and a little bit of imagination.  I was successful in coming up with a Thomas image and it made my son really happy.  He told me that these LO are his and he can't wait to see his pictures on it.  Majority of the images I used are from Christmas Solution.  I just loved that cartridge!  I made many Christmas project using that.  I'm also proud to say that I turned the milkman into a conductor.  My son won't stop bugging me for a conductor, glad I found the milkman from the Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge.  Well, what can I say, he's a big fan of Thomas and Friends LOL.

Hope you had fun looking at my LO.  

CHRISTMAS SOLUTION: train, Santa Claus, elves, freight car, church, church door, wreath, Christmas tree and star and snowflake
WINTER FROLIC: kids, gifts and snowman
POP-UP NEIGHBORHOOD: train station, train stop signs, conductor (milkman)
PAPERDOLL: railroad
GEORGE: circle
MS Cake: no. 1

Here are some closer look on funny and cute things in the LO:
 My very own Thomas and the milkman turned into a conductor.  BTW, she's a woman conductor...
 See how the girl look so mean?  My kids says if there are nice kids, there ought to be a naughty one on the scene.
 The well detailed church door...
 I used glittered paper for snowy effect.  I added rhinestones and pearls to diec-cut snowflakes.  Snowflakes was attached to the page using a glittered blue and white mini brads.
Love the total effect of the snows.  It add touch to a plain blue background...
 The drunken looking snowman...
 After my kids saw Santa and the gifts, I was told that elves should be in the picture too... Yeah, very imaginative kids...
A lot of things are going on these 2-page layout.  I hope I will be given another chance to do it again...  Thanks to my family who inspire me...

Another Art Philosophy Project

Hello Everyone...
Hope everybody in the coast are safe.  Anyways, I'm posting today a gift card I made for a special lady.  I made everything except the envelope using CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  If you still haven't got the chance, make sure to grab one.  I probably used this cartridge in every project I made since I got mine in the mail.  It is one of the most versatile cartridge that ever came out.

Until next project!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back to School Challenge

This is a CD pocket project I made for compilation of e-books on a CD.  This is also my take for Cricut Cardz Challenge 88 - Back to School with 3R's (red, ribbon and rhinestones).  Hopefully, I find the time again to join the wonderful ladies at CCC.

This is also my entry to Cricut 360° Challenge - Back to School.  This is my first time in joining Sonia and the rest of her wonderful DT and hope it won't be my last LOLz...

Until next time...

For My Darling Niece, Sophia

Made a quick card last night for my darling niece, Sophia.  Since I will be sending her a box full of goodies, I have to make a card too for her...
 Isn't she precious?  I just wanna kiss her, hold her and smell that milk mouth...
I made this card using Baby Steps cartridge.  Hopefully, I can make her a quick scrapbook scrapbook before I mail the box.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Nieces Belated Birthday Wishes

This is just a quick post for two cards I made for two adorable nieces who celebrated their birthdays.  It was really late but who cares right!?  Better late than never....

Hope you like them!

Luau/Hello Kitty Birthday Invites

I started working on this project since June but I stopped in the middle of it.  I honestly thought that the birthday party will not push through anymore.  But then things changed and I decided to finish up the invites couple nights ago and it took me 4 nights of no sleep.  Seeing the result though made me really happy.

I'm also trying to save money on the projects since I'm the one who is paying for it.  I used Colorbok cardstock stack that you can get from Walmart for $4.  It maybe cheap but the colors are so vibrant and for me it is one of the best cardstock for cutting using Cricut machine.  I made a total of 50 well detailed Hello Kitty/Luau birthday invites. 

Here, I'm so proud to share it them with you...
50 sets of invites and envies.  What you see in the picture was just half of the total production.
I used 7 different colors for envies.  The colors are just so vibrant!
Also made 7 different colors for invites.
A closer look on the actual invites...
A simple printed insert.  I used MA Sexy and 1942 report fonts.
I used the CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy bundle for the labels and CTMH stamps for the sentiment.  I so love the CTMH cartridge. It eliminates the need for you to buy those dies and punches that matches your stamps.  If I were you, I would get hold of one...

That's it for today.  These were all my projects that I haven't posted and/or accomplished the last couple months.  I know I've been MIA for quite awhile but hopefully I'll get back to doing at least one crafting project a week.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Take care.  Until next blog... Have a happy weekend peeps!