Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 44 w/ a Twist

Hi all! I am having so much fun entering challenges- so this week I've decided to enter Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge 44. Here are the rules:

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided
Use a monochromatic color scheme 
What exactly is monochromatic? Using tints and shades of the same color. (i.e. if you choose "red", you must use red, pink, light pink, medium pink, etc.) Black and white will also be allowed!
This is the sketch provided:
I decided to use my favorite cartridge of the moment Twinkle Toes and I chose the ballerina bear :).

Supplies used:
Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite
Bazzill Cardstock
Divine Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Prima Gem
Prima Flowers
Stardust Stickles
Feathers from Joann's

I hope you like my card. I had fun making it. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Have a blessed day!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Scrappy Moms- Terrific Tuesday Challenge


Just wanted to quickly share my entry for the Terrific Tuesday challenge over at http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/. The challenge is to use the Sweethearts cartridge and create any project of your choice. I chose to make a Valentine's day card using one of the cute couples. 

Sweethearts Cartridge
Bazzill cardstock
K & Co Valentine Designer Paper
Papertrey Ink stamps
Martha Stewart punch
Ribbon and pearls from Michael's

I hope you enjoy my card. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Have an awesome weekend!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Hi friends! I'm so excited to receive my 1st ever blog award! Judy over at http://craftyjar.blogspot.com/ was so sweet to choose me along with 8 talented bloggers for the Stylish Blogger Award! Thanks so much Judy! In order to accept this award I have to thank the person that awarded it to me and link it back to their blog, pass it on to 8 other blogs and inform them of their award and then share 8 things about myself.

The 8 blogs that I chose are:


8 things about me:

1. I can't go to bed without a cup of chocolate Quik :)

2. I married my childhood crush...still have a crush on him ♥

3. I find cardmaking easier than scrapbooking.

4. I am Puerto Rican, my hubby is Brazilian....ooh la la!

5. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

6. I use my Cricut and Gypsy everyday- love them!

7. I have 3 dogs (all chihuahuas-which makes for a loud home)

8. I am addicted to sunflower seeds :)

Thanks again Judy! You made my day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper's 1st Blog Hop Challenge

Robyn-My Pink Stamper is having a challenge over at her blog http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ for her 1st Blog Hop. You need to go to each blog and get the KEY WORD so that you can make it into a sentence and find out what the challenge is.....so I wont tell you what the challenge is so that you can join in the fun! :)
I decided to make a scrapbook page using Birthday Bash and Simply Charmed along with DCWV's new stack- Dots, Stripes and Plaids. It is an awesome stack especially for card making! Here's my entry-
The layout was designed on my Gypsy. It measures 8 1/2 x 11" and the layer measures 8 x 10 1/2".  The photo mat measures 4 1/4 x 6". The title is from Birthday Bash cut at 3.89". The cupcake is from Simply Charmed cut at 5". I also stamped the cupcake with My Pink Stamper Stamps- "Simply Sweet Occassion's" and Peachy Keen's "Princess Face Assortment" stamps. I hope you enjoyed my layout. I think it is super cute and easy to make. Thanks for visiting my blog today...have a super sweet day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twinkle Toes and Peachy Keen Stamps

Hello friends! I am so loving this new cartridge my hubby bought me- Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite. My local Walmart let me price match Michael's  ad for their $9.99 cricut sale so I picked up Twinkle Toes! YAY! It is such a cute cart! I have 2 boys so I need to make girly cards once in a while. I've made 3 cards and I love them...especially paired with Peachy Keen Stamps-Princess Face Assortment PK-640. Super cute! I love these stamps- they fit perfectly with these little girls! So here are my cards...I hope you like them. All the cuts and layers are 4" and I used Bazzill cardstock along with stickles and American Crafts ribbon. The rhinestones are from AC Moore.

Thanks for stopping by....Have a great day!

p.s. I've open up a new Etsy account and have added these cards to my shop (handmadecardsbymary). I hope you can stop by- I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Disney Layout

Happy Wednesday! I want to quickly share a layout from our Disney vacation that we took 3 yrs ago... this is the 1st (and only one) that I've made. (Sad isn't it? I'm so behind in my scrapbooking). This is a layout of my boys at Magic Kingdom- love them so much! They loved Disney! It was our first time there and hopefully not our last. For this layout I used the Mickey and Friends cartridge and I designed it on my Gypsy (love her ♥).


mickey and friends cartridge
bazzill mini scallop- 12x12 maraschino
k&co "graduation" specialty pad (black and yellow patterned paper)
my mind's eye "countdown to christmas" paper pad (red polka dot paper)
bazzill- all other cardstock
mickey mouse cut at 3.75"
star border- 3 borders welded together (each one measures 2.28")
title cut at 3.75"
peachy keen- everyday character face assortment pk490
sakura gelly roll pens
martha stewart bakers twine
buttons (from walmart and michaels $1 bin)
I hope you enjoy my layout. I loved the way it turned out. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Have a great day!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Throwback Thursday "Viewers Choice" Challenge

     Hey everyone! Emma from My Creative Time is having her 1st Throwback Thursday Challenge for 2011- I love this challenge! The challenge is to create anything with hearts on it with any older cart of our choosing. Like Emma I also chose the Sweethearts cartridge. It has so many adorable cuts on it and as I mentioned earlier I have been working on my Valentine's Day cards and what better way to get motivated than with this challenge. I designed this card on my Gypsy and used Bazzill cardstock, and Everyday Paper Dolls for the grass. I hope you enjoy my card! Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!!

xoxo~ Mary

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team 2011

     Happy Monday! Robyn aka My Pink Stamper has 2 openings for her 2011 Design Team and has asked for anyone who is interested to submit their entry. The challenge is to make a project using  your  favorite cartridge and Robyn's favorite colors- pink, brown and green.  It would be totally awesome to be part of her design team! She is so talented and  I admire her for her willingness to share her talent with us and I'm totally grateful. I've learned everything I know about the Cricut from her! :) 
     This is my first time submitting a project for a Design Team - I'm totally nervous! The card was designed on my Gypsy using my new favorite cartridge Life's A Beach. The inspiration for this card came from DCWV's Summer Dream stack and the fact that I find myself daydreaming of going on vacation!  LOL!  So here's my entry for the challenge-

A2 card
Life's a Beach Cartridge
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge (for sand)
Bazzill cardstock
light blue layer 4 x 5 1/4"
dark blue (ocean) 4 x 1 1/4"
hula girl 3.75"
palm tree 5.19"
sand 5.52"H, 4.21"W
shell 1.20"
birds 1"
sun 1" (used 1" Fiskars circle punch)
Peachy Keen Stamps- Princess face Assortment PK-640
My Pink Stamper  Stamps "Simply Sweet Occasion's"
cinnamon stickles
diamond stickles
Have a great day! Thanks for visiting!!

xoxo- Mary

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Welcome Little One" Layout

     Happy New Year! I'm so excited for what this new year will bring! I have a few New Years resolutions but my main one is to get closer to God. I was raised in a Pentecostal church but I've never had a real close and personal relationship with God. I also want to be an example to my children. I want them to love God and worship him and know God's eternal love and how awesome He is! Please pray for our family so that we may find a church close to our home where we can fellowship. Our family needs it!
      I was looking through my stack of pictures and was ecstatic to find my son's (my first born ♥)hospital newborn picture. I can't believe that he is 12 years old- how time flies! I remember how nervous I was when I took him home. I was totally clueless as to how to take care of him but thankfully I had my mom and mother-in-law to help me every step of the way. My mother -in-law passed away 5 years ago....I miss her so much. She was an awesome woman and a wonderful grandmother. :(
    Here's my layout (sorry for the bad picture. I can't seem to get take a better pic)-

For this layout I used my new Simply Charmed cartridge for all my cuts, Bazzill cardstock and the green patterned paper is from K&Co and a few buttons I had in my stash.  The colors look much better irl but I think this page turned out so cute. I still need to add some journaling and then it will be pretty much complete. I love how it turned out. I don't scrapbook much (another one of my resolutions is to scrapbook more!) so I thought I did a good job considering how I usually struggle when I scrapbook.
     I also made a matching card using the same cardstock and patterned paper and Papertrey Ink Stamps from the Daily Designs Sentiments set...
I'm also working on Valentine's day cards that I sell a local bookstore here in VA. I thought I'd get a head start. Once I'm done with those I'll be sure to let you take a peek. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I wish you all much success and happiness throughout the New Year and May God Bless You.