Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Birthday cards

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Son in Law Omar!
Here are a couple of cards I made for his beautiful wife (my daughter)
Celina and gorgeous grand-daughter Andrea!
From his beautiful wife Celina!
I used the heart punch from Stampin Up!
Paper: Old Olive paper, Very vanilla
Embossed the hearts with the polka dots, flower.
Stamp set: Watercolor Trio 
From his beautiful daughter Andrea!
On this card:
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, and copic markers to color.
Ribbon: 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Old Olive 
Stamp Set: Curly Cute (inside) Happy Birthday; Greeting Card Kids 
This card from Fonso and I, we love you Omar!
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ribbon 3/8 Taffeta Real Red and Whisper White
Stamp Set: On a Pedestal

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!

My Cousin and I want to thank you for supporting our company throughout the year,
you are a very special part of what keeps us going.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!
God Bless you,
Vicky & Annie
Another one of Ana's awesome creations.
Visit Ana's Studios for your special holiday pictures today!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Card Orders!

This week has been a busy one for us, we had so many card orders, super busy......
I'm not complaining, it was awesome! 
Many of the cards we're CAS, we did manage to make small changes to make them our own...
We had so much fun making them, and were even more excited when we delivered them
and recieved so many compliments.
We love making people happy.
Hope you all have a Merry Christamas!!!
Now to work on our own Christmas cards, we're super late..... 

Shade Tree Toy Drive

The toy drive was so much fun, we had a small group, but had so much fun. The drive was a success!
The food was awesome, sadly I forgot to take a picture of the spread, we were a hungry bunch, lol.   

Annie's Paper Fireplace

As promised, here are the pictures of the paper fireplace and Christmas stockings that Annie made for her company Christmas party. Didn't they turn out super cute!!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Here are a couple of pictures from our awesome Photography Class! Ana did a great job, we learned so much. Keep an eye out for future photo classes; "Photo Shop" and "On Location". Ana and Dave talked about doing the "on location" class at Red Rock, beautiful!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Hello Friends,
Christmas is my most favorite time of the year! I love the lights, glitter and food! But most of all I love what Christmas really means, the birth of our awesome most beautiful Jesus. Which means, a time to be thankful and appreciative for all you've been blessed with. That being said, each year my family tries to find a family to sponsor, but this year, though I know there must be so many who need help, we just haven't had any luck. Do you know a family that we could sponsor? If you live in Las Vegas, please let me know.
Now on to the Christmas Decorations.
The Tree! 
The more stuff, the better! 

Top Shelf! 
Entry way

Formal Dining area! 
Kitchen banner... 

The Table Story 
 Though very aged looking, it's my favorite piece of furniture in my house. My uncle Tirso made 5 book cases, one for each of his 4 daughters and one for me! The wood used for this table was taken from the condemned home my grandparents shared for over 40 years in Logandale, NV. I will always be grateful to my uncle for blessing me with this most awesome piece of my heritage. I couldn't think of anything more special to put on this table, but a picture of my baby Mia's first picture with Santa!  
Almost out of room, we need a bigger fireplace!
Happy Holidays, God Bless!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Seasons Greeting Christmas Card

This year's Christmas cards for
 The Lopez Family!

Ornament Christmas Card with matching envelope

Jolly Elf Punch Art

 Aren't these elf's just adorable. I received them from an email group I belong to and just had to share!
You can see more on Marie Shaughnessy's blog.

• Card stock – Real Red Textured, Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip Textured, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Merry Moments DSP, To the Nines Specialty DSP

• Ink – Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Classic, White Signo Gel Pen, Stampin' Write Markers (Basic Black, Real Red, Olive Green)

• Punches – Wide Oval (#112082, $15.95), Scallop Oval (#114889, $15.95), Large Oval (#107305, $15.95), Small Oval (#107304, $15.95), Word Window (#105090, $15.95), Modern Label (#116630, $15.95), Curly Label (112208, $15.95), 1 3/8" Square (#103375, $15.95), 1 1/4" Square (#104400, $15.95), 3/4" Square (retired), Ornament (#116794, $15.95), Scallop Circle (#109043, $15.95), 1/2” Circle (#104390, $5.95), Boho Blossoms (#110711, $15.95), 5-Petal (#109041, $15.95), Butterfly (#116629, $15.95), Large Star (#110710, $15.95), Star (#109045, $10.95), Trio Flower (#109183, $15.95), Crop-a-Dile (#108362, $29.95)

• Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023, $4.50), 2-way Glue Pen, Sponge Dauber, Crystal Effects, Supernova Fine Stampin' Glitter

PUNCH DIRECTIONS: For all "double punches", the first punch is shown on the left of the strip, the second punch (done over the first) is shown on the right with the resulting punched piece shown below it. Many of the punches are done as partial punches "on the edge" with the Santa's Nice-o-Meter card.

• Elf Hat – Cut or punch one curly label from Old Olive as pictured. For the Brim, cut a small portion with the Large Oval Punch as shown. Then punch around that cut with the Scallop Oval so that the Brim looks as shown. Use the smallest Boho Blossom flower for the pom pom.

• Elf Hat 2nd Version – For the Brim on this hat, punch two Large Stars from Real Red Textured. Cut some points of stars off as show and adhere one star point under the right side star as pictured. Stick onto post-it and use to trim brim with the Large Oval Punch as pictured on the right side. For bells on the points, dot some Crystal Effects and cover with Olive Supernova Fine Glitter. For pom pom, punch one Trio Flower from Real Read.

• Face – Punch one Ornament (head) and one 1/2" Circle (nose) from Blush Blossom. For eyes, punch two Whisper White and two Basic Black 3/8" holes with Crop-a-Dile. Adhere black onto white offset so white is showing below black. For ears, cut out 2 petals from a 5-Petal punch

• Collar –Punch three Stars from Real Red. Cut off two opposite tips from one of them. Glue one tip from the uncut two stars underneath either side of the cut edges of the cut star.

• Body – Wide Oval Punch from Old Olive

• Arms – Punch approx. 2/3 of the Small Oval from Old Olive. Punch above and around with the Wide Oval punch so the resulting punched piece looks as the one shown. For the hands, punch two 1/2' Circles from Blush Blossom. When arranging the arms and packages, you may trim the sleeve if needed. You can also use a Horizontal Slot punched piece layered under the circle for thumbs, if desired.

• Legs – Modern Label punched from Old Olive and cut in half.

• Socks – One Word Window punched from Whisper White and cut in half and then striped with markers.

• Shoes – One Butterfly punch from Chocolate Chip Textured, cut in half. Then use the 1/2" Circle to punch approximately one half of a punch on outer sides of cut tops as pictured. (Thank you stampinmutt for this tip!).

• Presents – Punch two 1 3/8" Squares, one 1 1/4" Square and two 3/4" Squares of your desired DSP or Card stock. For the bows, punch portions of the three different Boho Blossoms by punching them "on the edge:" of the paper. For the ribbon, nip small pieces of cardstock with the same size Square punch as the gift square.

Arrange all pieces on your completed card base before adhering. You will have to play with him quite a bit to get him to fit on a standard A2 card. His head looks better when not sat as low on his shoulders (more elongated), but he wouldn't fit then. If doing a larger card, he would fit and look great!

Christmas Paper Stocking!

Annie was put in charge of Christmas decorations at work. (surprise, surprise!)  She decided to make all of her decorations, instead of buying them. She started with a paper fireplace, which isn't quite finished so I can't post the picture yet. Then added these really cute personalized paper stockings using the Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge. I don't think directions are necessary on this one, super easy!

Hope you enjoyed this idea.

Ornament Christmas Card

Ornament Christmas Card

We couldn't decide whether we liked the gold sheer ribbon or brown satin ribbon, what's your favorite?
Here's how we made these Ornament cards.
  •  First: Cut two round tags in early expresso, from the Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge. Features; Shadow, shift, size 6 1/2. Score one of the tags at the tab and bend inwards; glue to the other round tag to make the card open and close. (hint: only one tab should show on the outside, tab is glued to inside of card)
  •  Second: Cut two round tags in old olive from the same cartridge used above. Features; blackout, shift, size 6 1/2. Cut the tabs off each of the tags, so they look like round circles. Glue one to the inside of the card, which should cover the inverted tab. Glue the second round tag to the front of the card.

  • Third Cut a globe from same cartridge, in your choice of DSP. Features; Shift, size 6 1/4. Cut the circle in half and punch with your choice of border. We used the scallop trim border punch from Stampin Up! I also used a Martha Stewart border punch. Stamp your greeting in the middle so that it shows through the center, we used Curly Cute from Stampin Up! Then attach each piece with dimensionals. Add a ribbon and your done! Super easy.
Hope you enjoyed this card, next post will be a paper Christmas sock that Annie made for her co-workers.
I'll be back tomorrow with more Christmas ideas.
Happy Holidays,


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