Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shoe shopping... anyone?

I know my sister would go. One word and she's there... SHOPPING!!!

Her pink top and pink sandals are drizzled with pink stickles for some sparkle and the boots that she's getting ready to buy is all shiny with Chrystal Effects.

This card was made a month ago when I joined a Bella Card Swap. I received the cards yesterday and they were great! This Bella, Imeldabella, that's her or should I say PennyBella (my sister) is getting ready for winter and shopping for boots, but 4 pairs?!? Isn't that a little too much? Oh yeah! not for my sister =). BTW... for the 4 pairs, she said she's getting ready for next winter also...

Stamps: Imeldabella from Stamping Bella, backgroud flowers from PolkaDots & Petals by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black CS from
Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Pink Stickles Crystal Effects, Basic Black, Grren Galore and Bashful Blue Ribbon

Sunday, September 23, 2007

B is for...

balloons, birthdays and Barry. Happy Birthday to a long online friend Barry. I met Barry 6 years ago online , though I never met him or his family, we've always stayed good friends.

Happy Birthday my Friend!

I'm still stuck on Kristina Werner aka StarofMay. So, I cased another card of her for this week featured stamper.

I cased this card and again just changed the color combination and stamp set. The cute cupcake mouse is by Whipper Snapper Design. The whole image is cut out (which i don't recommend with his tail and whiskers Cross Eyed, but oh he look so darn cute) and raised with a stampin' dimentional, his hat is cut out for the second time, the icing of the cupcake is covered with Liquid Appliqué and sprinkled it with real purple sprinkles, his nose is also covered with crystal effects. Happy Birthday sentiment is from Unfrogettable by Stampin' Up. Base of the card is stamp with Background Basic from Stampin' Up with Versamark. The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye and tied a brown satin ribbon.

Stamps: Cupcake Mouse from Whipper Snapper Design, Background Basic and Unfrogettable from Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Liquid Appliqué , Stampin' Dimentional and Sprinkles

Saturday, September 22, 2007


This week featured stamper at Splitcoaststampers is no other than Kristina Werner aka StarofMay. All her cards are so amazing, check out her SCS gallery and her blog and you'll know what I mean.

I cased this card and change the stamp set and the color combo. The stamp Flower Pot Bee is by Rubber Stampede. The bee is stamped in StazOn Timber Brown to match the base of the card. I colored these little bees with Prisma Watercolor Pencils. Their wings and flowers are covered with Crystal and Lime Green Stickles. The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye.

Stamps: Flower Pot Bee by Rubber Stampede and Flower background from Short and Sweet by Stampin' Up

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

Ink: StāzOn Jet Timber Brown and Versamark

Accessories: 1 1/4 Square Punch, Satin Ribbon, Crystal and Lime Green Stickles


Okay... maybe not with this kind of weather (it's raining here in California). But, rain or shine you want to be with that someone special... don't you?

Here's another card that I created using Sketch Challenge 142 from Splitcoaststampers. Can you tell I like this sketch? (this is my 3rd card using this sketch and I can see myself using this sketch again and again).

Both stamp image (Ants in Picnic Basket) and sentiment (Everyday is Picnic) is from Whipper Snapper Design. Both are stamped in Stãz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with Prima Watercolor Pencils. I covered the ants with Crystal Effects for some shine and the hearts are covered with Red Stickles.

Ants in Picnic Basket and Everyday is Picnic from Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Certain Celery CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Rose Red and Certain Celery Ribbon, Slit Punch, Stampin’ Dimentionals, Crystal Effects and Red Stickles

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A sweet birthday wish...

...for someone really sweet! I made this card for a good friend of mine, Sandra.

I'm also using this card for Tracy's blog monthly challenge. The challenge is to create a card using a stamp or stamp sets that you haven't used. Voila! Double purpose.

The image Tiers of Treats is from Stampendous which I got from Eclectic Paperie. Can you believe this baby has never been inked before? The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye. I colored the image with my Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils. The icing for the cake and cupcakes are covered with white liquid appliqué. I used the Crop-a-dile punch to create a place for the ribbon, the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great Weekend!

Happy Birthday, Sandra!
Happy Birthday

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A card for Victoria

If you have a chance to send a card for Victoria Enmon, please do so. She has a cancer and her teacher is trying to get cards mailed to Victoria from each State. To learn more about Victoria's story and how to send a card, go to Courtney’s blog.

Here's a card that my daughter Toni created for Victoria. I let her read Victoria's story and said "Mom, I want to make a card for her" and so she did.

And, here's my card for Victoria. This is also a Sketch Challenge 142 from Splitcoaststampers.

The stamp is called Flower Bug by Whipper Snapper Design. I love all their stamps and just wish I could get all of them (*hint, for my Mom and my sister). The image and sentiment are stamped in Stãz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with Prima Watercolor Pencils. She’s also covered with Crystal Effects for some shine. The background polka dots were stamped with Classic Stampin’ Pad Basic Black Ink from Stampin’ Up using a # 2 pencil eraser.

Stamps: Flower Bug from Whipper Snapper Design and sentiment by Kolette Hall from Michael’s $ bin

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black and Brocade Blue CS from
Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Large Scallop Scissors, Crystal Effects and Dark Blue Stickles

Sketch Challenge

This is the Sketch Challenge that Lauren Meader from My Time... posted over the weekend.

(If you haven't seen her blog, you have to go over there and check it out. And, while you're there make sure to read her sweet daughter Alexa's Story).

I've been wanting to try it out and even drew sketches of what stamps should I use for this sketch challenge. I have at least 4 but decided on this one instead. (Whatdyathink?) I'll make the rest this week and share them.

Stamps: Dress by Sarah Beise from Michael's $ bin and Sentiment from Papertrey Ink (Butterfly Kisses)

Paper: Whisper White and Lavander Lace CS from Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Lavander Lace from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Ribbon from American Crafts, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Slit Punch and 1 1/4 Square Punch from Stampin' Up

Fun Tagging Game...

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) - Clyde Wrangler (Clyde, was actually my brothers pet and I really like my Rock Star name)

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) - Jamoca Chocolate Chip (No one will take me serious with this name...LOL!)

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) - CNEZ

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Black Dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Z Manila (that's pretty funny)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - NezCa (Can't see an Ewok saying that name)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) - The Pink Diet Coke (with my pink cape...hmmpp!)

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Paquito Eustasio

9. STRIPPER NAME : (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) - CK Snickers (I don't think I'll be making any money with this one)

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Zaballero Sarmenta

Saw this tag game at Laurie's Blog and just wanted to try it. This was so much fun! Don't really have 5 blogger friends (YET!). But, consider yourself TAGGED!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Family Frame

I've been wanting to try to alter some picture frames. So, when I saw this frame from Cambria Turnbow at Stamp a Little Love Baby, I just have to try it.

I started by covering the whole frame (from Michael's for $1.00) with a patterned paper and coating it with Mod Podge. I then paint the edges in Blue with an Acrylic Craft Paint. Then added a Flower by Maya Road Sheer Collection from Papertrey Ink (also painted it with an Acrylic Craft Paint) and Chocolate Chip Ribbon from Stampin' Up. The word Family is from Michael's also for .50 cents, which is already painted, I just distressed it by smearing chocolate chip ink on the edges, added a ribbon and punch flowers using the same patterned paper.

Voila! A family frame for less than $2.00

Paper: Designer Paper by Fresh Print

Ink: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Acrylic Paint, Transparency Film, Flower by Maya Road and Spring Flower Bouquet Punch from Stampin' Up

Monday, September 17, 2007

Thinking of Kitte

Here's a quick and simple card that I made for my sister-in-law in the Philippines. Literally, it took me about 3 minutes. Don't you just love making something that takes a few minutes...I sure do! Especially, with all the swaps that I signed up for, birthday cards, Halloween cards and projects, phew!!!

I saw this similar card, a couple of months ago in a magazine using a Tag Curler from Making Memories and always wanted to try it. So, over Labor Day weekend with my 50% off coupon from Michael's, I knew what to get from there Sales Rack

Stamps: Sentiments by Kolette Hall from Michael's $ bin

Paper: Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up

Ink: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Tag Curler from Making Memories, Ribbon from American Crafts, Sticky Tape and Curling Tags from Making Memories

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Why not ... it's a Saturday night?

Here's another challenge for the VSBN (Virtual Stamping Bella Daze). The challenge is to add a little glitz and glamour to the card. And so I did!

Here she is... Cosmobella from Stamping Bella. She's ready to party all night with her glitter pink top (Pink Stickles). Her Cosmo glass is covered with crystal effects for a little bit of shine.

Wish I can join her wherever she's going tonight

Stamps: Cosmobella from Stamping Bella, French Script from Stampin' Up and Sentiment from Papertrey Ink (Little Lady Stamp Set)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive CS from Stampin' Up

StāzOn Jet Black and Versamark

Old Olive Ribbon, Pink Stickles and Crystal Effects

Bella in a Box

For the 4th Challenge for the VSBN (Virtual Stamping Bella Daze), we are asked to create a gift box or a 2, 4, 6, 8 Box. I choose the 2,4,6,8 and I followed Amy R's tutorial... and I'm glad I did!

So, here she is Beachabella in a Box.

Stamps: Beachabella from Stamping Bella and Sentiment MFT (Hit the Beach)

Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up and Designer Paper by Fresh Print

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Ribbon from American Crafts, Flower Brad, Prima Flower,Adhesive Rhinestone, Dark Blue Stickles, Small & Large Oval from Stampin' Up

These challenges are so addicting and fun! So, make sure to come back for more.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Let's get together...

...why not?!?

Another sketch challenge for me! I can't believe it, my 2nd challenge for the night. This is for all the Bellaholicsanonymous.

Stamps: Javabellas from Stamping Bella and Sentiment from Studio G (acrylic stamp)

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up, Designer PaperMarcella by K.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Silver brads, Pretty in Pink ribbon, Corner Punch, 1" and 1 1/4" round punch

Have a Good Night!

Born to Shop!

Here's a card I made with Beate's sketch challenge. After being sick for a week and not having the chance to play with my rubbah Sad. I thought of checking out some blog and saw this sketch and totally loved it! (BTW, my very 1st challenge and hopefully more).

This classy girl is a stamp by Rubber Romance that I got from Eclectric Paperie. Then I stamped her on some Black and White Designer Paper that I have for the longest time and cut out for her pants. I wanted her to be just plain B&W but thought something is missing, so I colored her hair and skin with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol and a stump.

Stamps: Retro Robin by Rubber Romance and
sentiment from Studio G (acrylic stamp).

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up.
Retro B&W Designer Paper (I think!).

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Craft Whisper White from Stampin' Up.

Accessories: Black Sheer Ribbon, Prima Flower, Adhesive Rhinestone,
Corner Rounder Punch, Round Tab Punch.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Quiz Time!

I know we're not in school anymore, but isn't it fun taking a quiz that you'll not be graded? Anyway, I took this quick quiz as to what type of personality I have. Don't you want to know also? I answered all the questions and here's my reading:

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around. Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want. You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love! You live life to the fullest - incorporating the best of both worlds.

Take a quick quiz and let me know what you got.

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