Friday, August 30, 2013

♥ STAMPtember® is almost here!! ♥

You are invited to a month long stamp party at Simon Says Stamp starting on September 1, 2013! The STAMPtember® event is non-stop stamping inspiration for the entire month and we would love for you to join us! We have so much planned including special guests, blog hops and lot's of prizes to be won.

In addition to the fun outlined above, Simon Says Stamp will also be releasing a ton of new products for STAMPtember® and it will all be available in the online store on September 1, 2013!

See you on September 1st at the Simon Says Stamp blog for the official kickoff to STAMPtember® 2013!!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

♥ JustRite Guest Designer ~ Day 3 ♥

♥ For today's Simon Says Stamp post, please scroll down! Thank you!! ♥

Today is my final day guest designing for JustRite. I always have fun making things with their stamps and dies! Today I have a vintage style Christmas card. I used the Christmas Vintage Labels Four Clear Stamp set. Such a gorgeous set!! Here's a sneaky peek!

To see the full card, please visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog! And while your there, stop and say hi!! A BIG thank you again to Kellie, Angela and the rest of the DT for having me!! :)

Have a wonderful day!


♥ Have a Fluffy Day ♥

Today is a special day for us! It is our little one's Birthday! I can't believe it has been 3 years since he came into our world! He is such a sweet little boy just like his big brother! We are truly blessed! Happy Birthday Santino!! oxxo

It is also time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

This week is everyone's favorite...Anything Goes!! 

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by The Greeting Farm! I chose the Mini Clouds Clear Stamp set with matching Cloud Die.  Such a sweet set. Love that sentiment! Too cute!

I also used some paper by Bazzill called Patina, some Liquid Pearls in White Opal and some Kelly Purkey Cream Sequins.  

And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Have an amazing day!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

♥ You had me at Merlot ♥ {And pics of my newly remodeled Craft Room}

Love that cute sentiment! The sentiment, wine bottle and grapes are from the Wine Lovers Digi Set by Crafty Secrets. Such a fun and sweet set! Perfect for a party invite, to decorate a bottle for a gift or a card for a wine lover!

I colored in the images with both Copic Markers and some Distress Markers by Tim Holtz. (Love them!!) I also added some Liquid Pearls.

Lots of fun new Digi Stamps are coming out by Crafty Secrets! Halloween, Christmas and more! :)

I am almost finished with my Craft Room. Last year or so, I found this white dresser on the side of the road waiting for the garbage truck to pick it up! Who would throw away such a beauty?? So of course, I made hubby go and pick it up. ;) All it needed was a new top, which hubby cut out of a piece of wood, some new paint and some crystal knobs! Well, this is the piece that started it all! Now I just had to re-do my room!

I found on Craigslist this wooden round table that someone in the next town was putting to their curb, again for FREE! So once, again, my sweet hubby went and picked it up! Did I mention, it was FREE!! So happy!! Eventually, I will paint it white too, but for now, it is fine with a white lace table cloth on it. It also came with a leaf, it is huge.

And here is a hutch that I just put up there. Again, it was FREE! I just had to distress paint it with some white paint and sandpaper and add some crystal knobs . It was an ugly color!!

The neighbor down the street was moving and just wanted to get rid of it. He asked my hubby if he wanted it and hubby said no! "I don't think so!! It would be perfect for my Craft Room", I said! The poor look on hubby's face! He knew that meant trouble! Not because I wanted it but because it is such a large and heavy piece. You see, my craft room is located above our bedroom and in order to get there, you have to go up this spiral stair case! But in the end, it wasn't bad because the top part comes off, so it was carried up in 2 parts.    

I added some girly touches to MY Room! Since I am the only girl in the house, I wanted a space that was all mine! Well, not really! The kids have a little desk of their own up there too! But that's ok! It's still my room! :) This is the view from the top of the stairs. That door goes to an outside balcony overlooking our backyard.

I painted and distressed this vintage step ladder which I got on Ebay for nearly nothing. It's just a little display piece. I decoupaged some roses by Crafty Secrets on it. (The rose can be found in the Vintage Valentine's Kit)

I really wanted a crystal chandelier to hang over my table but the prices of them are crazy and I would have had to pay an electrician to run wires, so I decided to make my own. I just took a distressed birdcage that I picked up in Michael's and added some crystal beads around it.

I put a photo frame with my kids inside of it along with a remote controlled battery operated candle and a little ceramic bird. It looks really cute irl.

Where the hutch is now, I used to have those white cubes that everyone has. But now I have them in the closet in my craft room. So the real mess is hidden!

 That's the closet door.

Well, that's it for me! See you back here tomorrow for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and Day 3 of my GDT for JustRite!

Have a wonderful night!


♥ JustRite Guest Designer ~ Day 2 ♥

Hi everyone! I'm back with a sneaky peek of today's card for JustRite. I always find it hard to make Sympathy cards. But with the With Sympathy Clear Stamp Set by JustRite, it is easy peasy! Such a beautiful stamp set!!

♥ ETA: I forgot to mention that I colored in the Roses with some Distress Markers by Tim Holtz. If you never tried them before, run don't walk to the store or your computer to buy them!! They are AMAZING!! By far, better than Copics, in my opinion! ;)  I only used 1 marker to color in the leaves. I would need 3 Copics to do that. And they are priced so much cheaper too! You can get them HERE at the Simon Says Stamp Store! :)  ♥

To see the card in full, please visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog!

Have a sweet day!

(I'll be back shortly with a fun Crafty Secrets card and some pics of my newly remodeled Craft Room!!)


Monday, August 26, 2013

♥ JustRite Guest Designer ~ Day 1! ♥

Hi there friends! I am super excited to be Guest Designing again this week for JustRite Papercraft! Such a thrill for me!!

Here is a sneaky peek of my card for today! To see the card in full, please visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog! Say hi, while your there! ;)

I used the gorgeous Lacey Tiers Die Set as well as the beautiful Large Elegant Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.

Be back tomorrow with another JustRite card! :)

Oh, and all Spellbinders and JustRite Custom Dies are 20% off!! You have until Sept. 1st!! Just visit the JustRite Store!

Have a sweet day!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

♥ Back to School ♥

I can't believe school starts in 2 weeks already! I'm sad! :( I love when both of my kids are with me all day! I'm selfish! But it is a good thing for Antonio. I think he gets bored after awhile. It's good for him to have a routine and discipline (homework). I still can't believe he is starting 2nd grade! Yikes! Next year when my little one goes to Pre-School, I will really be sad! I'll be alone in a huge house all by myself for a few hours! What will I do?? Make a few cards!!?? Maybe, just a few! ;)

Well, this week we have the perfect challenge for this time of year at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! "Back to School"!

The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Maya Road! One of my fave companies!! I used a cute Kraft Library card with/ Envelope. I inked it slightly with some white ink and added a white paper clip to it. The "no. 1 Teacher" is from the Just My Type Clear Stamp Set. The envelopes are cute because you could also tuck a gift card in there for teacher too!

I finished it off with a cute Mini Ruler also by Maya Road, the chipboard apple is also from an old Maya Road chipboard set, the papers are by Farmhouse Paper Company, FYI Paper Pad.

And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Well, I'm not as itchy as I was before from this Poison Ivy, but it's still there! the doctor said 2-3 weeks!! ughh! NOT fun!!

Enjoy your day!!