Friday, December 30, 2011

SOUS Snowflakes challenge

Good morning! Wow, I can't believe that this year is already coming to an end and the new year will be here before you know it! Stuck On US Sketches has a Die Cut Challenge this time is: SNOWFLAKES! In order to participate your project must be new as of December 30 and you must use your Die Cut machine (any brand is fine).  This is the layout I did for the challenge:

These pictures are of my daughter and her husband skiing in Colorado and my husband and son sledding in Chicago.  The paper is from the Winter Twig collection from My Little Yellow Bicycle.  The snowflake edge punch is from the Martha Stewart Winter collection.The rosettes are from are also from the Winter Twig collection from My Little Yellow Bicycle.

 These trees are cut from a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.

 Make sure you visit for more inspiration!  Have a wonderful, safe & blessed day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I love Graphic 45

Good morning! This is the gorgeous Graphic 45 collection called Christmas Emporium.I designed this layout for Paper Niche earlier this month.

I used a ton of pop up dots and then added glossy accents to make it look like a glass window.

All the toys are popped too.

This is another layout using similar papers.

Again, I used a ton of pop up dots.

And here you can see them being displayed by the Crop room at Paper Niche.

No Andrew yet. I will post a picture of him as soon as he arrives. Have a blessed and fabulous day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Good morning! As promised yesterday, I pulled out two more names out of my bowl from the Christmas Blog Hop. The winners are....

Veronica A 

Congratulations! Please e-mail me with your mailing address so I can send you your layouts. Again, thank you all  for your support and sweet words. Now hop over to Veronica's blog to see who won!!!

 I designed this layout  for Paper Niche using My Little Yellow Bicycle collection called Winter Twig.

 These rosettes are from the same collection, love how they look next to the snowflakes.

Have a great and blessed day!

Monday, December 26, 2011

And the winner is....

Good morning! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas weekend. Veronica and I thank each one of you for participating in our 25-day Christmas blog hop, for your support, for your sweet comments and most of all, for your friendship.  The winner of a two-page layout is:

Erlinda Rodriguez from

Congratulations Erlinda! Please e-mail me your mailing address so I can send it to you. Thank you for participating and playing along with us. Now, hop over to Veronica's blog to see who the winner of a mini album is! 

I feel just like Veronica does! ...I am sooo  grateful for all my new followers and comments that I will draw two more names tomorrow for  2nd and 3rd prizes.

This is Madison Rose asking  Andrew to hurry up and come play with her!!!

Have a great, happy and blessed day!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

On the 25th day of Christmas...


Today is our last day of our Christmas blog hop. Veronica from and I are very, very thankful to all of you for your support, kind words and being a great sport playing along with us. Later on today we both will choose one of the many names and tomorrow we will announce the winner in each of our blogs.

This is a  nativity scene layout  made using the Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut cartridge. This is the 3rd year that I make this layout because it is so popular.All the little people are cut 3 1/2".

We wish you a blessed and wonderful Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the 24th day of Christmas...

Welcome to our 24th day of our Christmas blog hop! Well, one more day and it is over. I just want to thank you all followers for playing along and being great friends too. Today's layout has a vintage touch. I took a few close ups so you can see it better.

The rosette was done with October Afternoon music paper.

A combination of cute stuff, another rosette and  another hand made flower (circles).

Happy Scrappin' and please go on over to my sweet friend Veronica's blog,  and be sure to leave her some words.  See you tomorrow for our last day of our blog-hop.

On another note, our son Danny, his wife Lexie and baby Madison Rose arrived last night. We are soooo thankful to the Lord for allowing us to spend  Christmas together! Madison is almost 4 months old.

She has no hair and beautiful bright blue eyes. She puts everything her little hands can grab in her mouth, including her aunt Valerie's hair! Ohhhhh... the sweetness of a baby.

Have a sweet, wonderful and blessed Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

On the 23rd day of Christmas...

Good morning and welcome to our day 23! It's beginning to look like Christmas and that is what I wanted to reflect in this layout, bright and cheery!

You can see my fireplace better in this close up picture. Hope my snowmen don't melt before Christmas!

Again, thank you for hanging out with us and our 25 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. If you are new to my blog, my friend Veronica from Kitsnbits  and I are having a 25-day Christmas blog hop. She is giving away one of her beautiful mini album and I am giving away a  two page layout. All you have to do is: become a follower and leave us a comment. The more often you visit the more chances you have to win.

Have a beautiful, joyful, happy and blessed day!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the 22nd day of Christmas...

Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the we are on day 22 of our Christmas blog hop. Is it the longest blog-hop ever for you???? for us too!!!! Three more days and then we will reveal two winners on Monday, December 26, so hang in there!

Hope you enjoy today's layout and inspire you to use your edge punches and left over strips of your favorite papers. It is easy, simple and yet, so elegant.

You can see my Christmas garden here.

Hop over to Veronica's to check out her project today. Remember to leave sweet words as the final day gets closer and closer! Have a great, blessed and fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On the 21st day of Christmas...

Good morning and welcome to day 21 for our Christmas blog hop. I can't believe we are only a few days away from the big day! Are you enjoying Veronica's  fabulous work with the mini albums? I have not been able to decide which one I like the most because they are  all gorgeous! Make sure you hop over there and leave her sweet words. This blog hop is almost over! Today's layout is very elegant with lots of silver touches and bling. I think blue is my very favorite color this season.

Andrew's room is almost done. Valerie chose a nautical theme from Pottery Barn Kids for his room and everything looks sooo pretty!

Valerie and I made his name out of 8" paper mache letters which we painted, covered with paper and then embellished with wooden nautical pieces.

Little Moses has no clue what's going on... he wants to play with all of Andrew's stuff toys and loves to sleep close to the crib already!

We are sooo ready and anxious for Andrew to arrive but we know that God has the perfect moment for him to be born. Please keep Valerie and Andrew in your prayers as the delivery date gets closer and closer. Thank you in advance and have a great and blessed day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On the 20th day of Christmas...

Good morning and welcome to day 20 of  our Christmas blog hop. I  can't believe that our blog hop is almost finished! I know that December is such a busy month and we appreciate you all  for playing along with  Veronica and I. I have good news for you... we have had so much fun that we were talking about doing this again! Our next Blog Hop will be an Easter/Spring one. So stayed tuned for bunny pages, mini albums, altered items, cards, and much more!

Today's layout is Christmas all the way.... The house, star and reindeer are cut out with the cricut.

I love penguins! They are 3-D stickers from Michael's.

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends! In case you are not familiar with this wonderful holiday, here it is:

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple  in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash  and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. 

There is a large Jewish community in the South Florida area. I designed this layout for Paper Niche earlier this month with the help of my precious friend Pam. She explained to me the meaning of everything. Thank you Pam, love you much!

Hop over to Veronica's blog to see what she has in store for us today. Isn't she talented? She has a way with minis, they are all fabulous!Have a blessed and fabulous day!

Monday, December 19, 2011

On the 19th day of Christmas...

Good morning and welcome to day 19th of our Christmas blog hop. Hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the season with your loved ones.   This is the fabulous October Afternoon Collection called Holiday Style. I had the chance to get my hands on it and design these layouts for Paper Niche  in Ft. Lauderdale. I must admit that I had soooo much fun! This line sold out within the hour..... do you wonder why? Again, no snow yet in Florida but I never loose hope!!!!

You can click on either picture to get a closer look at the beautiful images of this collection.

Thank you for hopping with us!!!! You guys have been amazing....  Be sure to head on over to Veronica's blog at to see what amazing project she has posted today. 

My sweet and talented friend Mindy from Ft. Lauderdale posted a gorgeous altered project which you need to see. Visit her blog called Pretty Little Paper Love here:
Have a great and blessed day!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

On the 18th day of Christmas...

Happy Sunday and welcome to day 18 of our Christmas Blog Hop.  I admit I have a weakness for snowflakes!!! I have no pictures to go with this since I leave in Florida but when the temperature drops I will take some pictures with my heavy coat and gloves on!!!! The swirls at the bottom and the brown picture frames are chipboard from Technique Tuesday. The snowflakes are from JoAnn's in the Christmas dept. and the papers are from MME and BoBunny.

Be sure to stop by my friend Veronica at Kitsnbits and see what this talented lady has posted today. Seven more days to go.....hang in there dear bloggers, it's almost over and there will be a grand prize! Have a great, peaceful and blessed Sunday!