Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FCCB 3 Flower Challenge

I have been more busy than what I like to admit, but when I saw the challenge for this week over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog I had to participate! We had to create a project using at least three flowers. I am a flower junkie, so I HAD to use more than three.. :) Here is the layout I created using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge:

Thanks for looking!

Love in Christ,


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Drum roll please....

for the WINNER of the Let's Scrap blog Hop: HRH!!!!

This is what she had to say:
HRH said...

I love the look of stitching on LOs but I am not good at it. I followed your suggestion of using rub-ons. Why didn't I think of this earlier? I love the way it turned out! Thanks for choosing a great sketch and technique!

Your layout is absolutely stunning! :) The official release of the kits is June 1st so I will ship your prize then. :) In the meantime come and play with us over at the My Paper Tree House page so that you can have many other chances to win...

Please e-mail me your information over to mypapertreehouse@gmail.com..

Thanks to all of you that participated with us in this Hop. It was tons of fun!

Love in Christ,


Monday, May 17, 2010

FCCB Crawl Winner!!!

I am sorry for posting this so late, but I truly had a blast reading your comments and seeing what you all created! I used random.org to generate a winner and came up with Kate as the blessed winner. Here is what Kate had to say:

Kate said...

Thanks for the challenge! I don't have a Gypsy but did pretty much everything for the Cricut Crawl challenge using my DS. I don't cut without it! I did add some swirls to my layout though. You can find details on my blog (http://smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/2010/05/lady-lenore-layout-fantabulous-cricut.html). I posted at Fantabulous Cricut as well. Thanks for letting me play!

Please send me your information so that I can mail the caddy to you... :)

Love in Christ,


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Let's Scrap New Sketch

Hello! :) Let's Scrap just released the sketch of the month and it is Outstanding!!! :)

It is meant to be a double layout, but I fell in love with the first page and came up with this layout...

I will attempt to create a double-page layout that also features the challenge that we are playing with over at Let's Scrap.

Hope to see you over there... :)

Love in Christ,


Monday, May 10, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...

Welcome to my blog and the "Fantabulous Cricut Crawl"...our version of a progressive blog hop!
If you've come from visiting Lori at Organized Chaos, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start here.For our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, each Design Team member will be featuring a specific element related to using your Cricut. There will be a wide variety of techniques and elements that will be featured so make sure to check out each DT member's blog! There will be prizes along the way AND there will be a grand prize for the participant that incorporates the most featured elements on ONE project!!! How fun is that?
The element I've chose to feature for the crawl is...

the FAMOUS Gypsy!
Many of you own the gypsy and use it mainly to cut your images. Although this is a great idea, (and truly its' purpose) I like to use the Cricut to come up with designs. I love the fact that in one sitting I have access to all of my cartridges and that I can design in one page using ALL the cartridges I own. I must admit that what I design might not always end up being my actual creation (like in this example), but I can start to formulate some ideas.
As many of you know, my grandmother passed away on the 19th of April. I wanted to create a project where my mother could keep a picture of her mother and her father (who also passed away). So this is what I designed while laying in bed chatting with my hubby... :)
In this design I have elements from 4 different cartridges: StoryBook, Potpourri Basket, Straight From the Nest, and Pink Journey. Even though the cartridges are all different I can combine them and design with all at the same time because I was using the Gypsy!!!

When I started designing, this is the frame I had in mind. It has sentimental value but I no longer find it attractive so I wanted to change it. I painted the frame with Acrylic Black and yellow paints and used a heat gun to dry it.

I then covered the frame with a White Wash....
and finished the look of the frame by Glimmer Misting! :)

Finally I added all of the elements that worked well with the picture I chose to use .

I understand that not all of you have the Gypsy, but if you do please leave me a comment telling me how you incorporated your Gypsy into your project. I will be giving a Cricut Cartridge Caddy from Scrapcessories to a random participant. In order to qualify you must become a follower of my blog, post your project over at FCCB, and leave me a message telling me you have done all of the above. If you do not have a Gypsy your challenge is to incorporate some type of swirl from any Cricut cartridge you may own into your project. :)

Now it's your turn! See if you can use your Gypsy to create your own project. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Next stop...Penny's blog, Light Whimsy. Go see what Penny has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest! Try to see how many elements you can add to your project!!!

Happy Crawling!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Let's Scrap Blog Hop begins now!!! :)

Hello and WELCOME to the Let's Scrap Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping over to my blog. If you arrived here first, you need to visit Susan's Blog so that you can take advantage of ALL the fun things we have in store for you! You are almost done hopping in the Let's Scrap Design Team Blog Hop, but I can assure you that there is still lots of FUN to be had ! Below you will find a challenge based on one of the great Let's Scrap sketches. All you have to do is complete this challenge, upload it to the Let's Scrap gallery with the tag "bloghop9", become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you are participating. At the end of the Blog Hop on May 21, 2010, I will randomly select one person to receive a small prize package. But that's not IT!! Keep hopping through the blogs....there are 10 of us playing along. Complete the challenges at EVERY stop on the blog within the next two weeks and you're name will be entered into a random drawing for a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to A Cherry On Top Scrapbook Store. And the best part....you have TWO FULL WEEKS to complete your challenges and when all is said and done you will have 10 projects completed and a chance at some great prizes!!
Below you will find a list of those DT's who are joining us in the blog hop.
2. Cori
3. Deb
4. Jean
And now for my challenge to you--- I have a new obsession! I am in love with sewing on paper... Every layout or project I make looks incomplete without sewing! :) My challenge for you is that you complete a layout using this awesome sketch from Let's Scrap using any sweing technique you want... It can be hand sewing, machine sewing, even drawn sewing... LOL The "LOOK" is what matters... :)

Here is a sample I created using the sketch and the technique:

Remember, in order to be in the drawing for a prize, please become a follower of my blog so I can see what neat things you are doing as well, upload your layout to Let's Scrap using the tag bloghop9, and return here to leave me a comment that you have uploaded a layout. I can't wait to see what you will be creating!! :) And finally, before you hop off to Kristie's blog, I wanted to let you know that what is up for grabs is a Kit from My Paper Tree House! This kit will ship in June, but I guarantee you it will be well worth the wait! Here is a pic so that you too can play along trying to decipher what is in it:

Join me and the rest of the amazing designers over on Facebook so that you can get hints of what we will include in the kit. You can find us here! :)

Be blessed ....see you on the other end of the hop! Next stop.....Kristie!!

Love in Christ,


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It is OFFICIAL... My Paper Tree House is Born!

If you have been hanging around me for a while you would know that I had a vision to start up a kit club... not just any kit club, but one filled with talented women that would showcase the best product along with other women that are totally in love with the Lord and have also been blessed with lots of talent... and so I prayed and the Lord has responded!

What was once just a dream has become a reality that floored me! I created a group yesterday and it already has 285 followers... Praise you Jesus!! Only you can make something out of nothing... :)

And so, I wanted to bring you guys into the fun as well... I have a tiny picture where most of the product is featured and it is your job to try to guess what product will be included in the kit... Here is the picture:

Go to our Facebook page and leave your guess, or leave me a comment with your guess... You never know if you will be the blessed winner of the amazing prize I have yet to reveal.. LOL

Here are the Designers the Lord has brought together:

1. Amy Muffoletto
2. Diana Fisher
3. Iris Babao Uy
4. Laura Achilles
5. Noel Rusk Culbertson
6. Sarah de Guzman
7. Suzy West
8. Tricia Wilson
9. Veronica Johnson
10. Nana Campana (LOL)

Guest Designer for June: Irene Tan

Hope to see you in our Facebook page...

Love in Christ,


La Ganadora de el Blog Rayuela de Kiki-Art es....

Adriana! Aquí está el comentario que ella dejó (Here is the comment she left me):

Blogger dreams_sueños said...

Hola Nana!! la rayuela me trajo nuevamente a visitar tu blog, te felicito por tu causa,¡ hay tantos niños y personas en cada rincón del mundo pasando por lo mismo, sin techo y sin comida!! tantas personas anónimas, tantas organizaciones o fundaciones ayudándolos!! buenísima tu causa.
Gracias por compartirla... seguiré adelante y saltando. Un beso desde Córdoba, Argentina

April 30, 2010 2:20 PM


Gracias a todos por su participación y por los muchos comentarios bonitos que me dejaron! De verás que fue un placer el conocerlas y sus mundos... Muchos besitos y espero poderles ver por aquí de nuevo!

Thank you ladies for your participation and for all the beautiful comments and sentiments you all left! It was truly my pleasure to get to know you and your little worlds... I send many kisses your way and I hope to see you around here again soon! :)

Que El Señor los colme de bendiciones y de Su presencia...

May the Lord fill your life with many blessings and with His presence...

Mucho Amor en Cristo,

Lots of Love in Christ,


PS: Adriana, porfavor envíame tu información para hacerte llegar tu regalito! :) FELICIDADES!
Adriana, please send me your information so that I can send you your prize! :) Congratulations!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #8

I FINALLY got my Gypsy back and can design with it!!! It took Provo Craft three months to get the Gypsy back into my hands, and to make up for the lost time they gave me the Straight From the Nest cartridge for FREE!!!! WAHOO!!

Anyhow, the challenge for this week over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog was to create a Teacher Appreciation project using an apple. I have a dear friend who loves coffee and is a teacher. Her birthday just passed and I thought it would be perfect to give her a mug she can take to school. :)

Using the Locker Talk cartridge I created this insert for a coffee mug:

All the shapes were cut at 2 inches and were then decorated using Stickles! :) Here is the picture of the insert inside the mug:

I had such fun playing with my Gypsy again... Come join us at the FCCB and let us see your Teacher Appreciation projects...

Love in Christ,


PS: Do not forget that you can win a Stickles Caddy by becoming a follower of my blog and leaving a comment on my Kiki-Art Blog Rayuela Post. :)

Momenta Here I come! LOL

I am soooo excited to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the Momenta Design Team!!!

They have beautiful papers and embellishments and the rest of the team is FANTASTIC so I could not be happier! :) To make this announcement even better I must share this coupon with you...
For the entire month of May, Momenta is having a sale in honor of National Scrapbooking Day. Make sure that you pass by the store and that you get lots of their goodies! You will not regret it! (Soon you will see lots of their product featured here... :)

Thanks for looking!

Love in Christ,


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blog Rayuela se pone interesante...

Como les conté, les tengo una sorpresita adicional a aquellos que me hayan dejado comentarios y hayan decido seguirme... He añadido lo siguiente como regalito para dar:

Just as I promised, I have a little surpirse for those that have been leaving comments and have chosen to follow my blog.... I have added the following to the prize I will be giving away:

Los botones y las cintas de Kiki-Art!! :) Si no los han visto, no saben de lo que se pierden! :) Además también estaré regalando un caddy para cargar los Stickles! :)

Kiki-Art's Buttons and Trims!!!! :) If you have yet to see them, you have no idea what you are missing out on! :) Besides that I am ALSO adding the Stickles Bottle Caddy :)

Espero que sigan disfrutando de la Rayuela...

Hope you are enjoying our Blog Hopscotch...

Besitos en Cristo!

Lots of Kisses in Christ,


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