Category Archives: Birthday

Embossing Paste Technique Class

I had my Technique Class this morning and it was great to see some of my regular stampers, one I haven’t seen in a while and brand new stampers! This week I focused on the new Embossing Paste but I added a few more techniques to the class and it was a success!

I used a tile and just pressed the ink pads on it, then I took my stamp and picked up colors from all to get this unique leaf color.

You can watch the video below and learn how to use and color the Embossing Paste.

For my second card I wanted a rustic brick wall look and combined it with the Adirondack chair and flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies. Take a look at the product list below.

My third card was a design from my friend Debra LaFountaine. This was a quick and easy card to make using the Birthday Memories Suite.

Watch the video below

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Parkour Birthday

the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.
 The first time I heard about Parkour was when my niece asked me to make Parkour Cupcake Toppers for her son’s 11th birthday. Google and Brother ScanNCut to the rescue!
Of course I had to use this for the birthday card.
Here I am with the birthday boy, Isaiah! I love this kid, he was so appreciative of the cupcake toppers, he told me they were great and thank you over and over again!

From L to R, Me, Christopher (photo bombing), Isaiah-Birthday Boy and my sister Yolanda at Isaiah’s birthday dinner.

Now you know, Parkour…something I will never do!

Birthday Delivery in Style!

A Birthday Wish delivered in style with this cute chef from the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set and coordinating Framelit Dies. This is a really easy and simple card to make and yet it’s stylish. Take a look at the product list below and place your order to make this and many many more cards with this bundle.

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Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker

Order the Birthday Delivery Bundle and make this card!

It’s Been 18 Years!


My baby boy is not a baby anymore, he recently turned 18 and we celebrated with a few family members. I got nostalgic and started going through previous birthday photos and wow, what a difference…he’s turned into this bearded young man!

Join me down memory lane as I reminisce on the little boy I once had.

Happy 18th Birthday Jared!

Happy Birthday Papi!


On a short trip to Puerto Rico in September, he was at my sister’s house everyday to visit.

“Papi”, that’s what I call my father. It’s the Spanish word for dad, daddy, pop and so on. This incredible man turns 82 years old today and I couldn’t be prouder to be one of his daughters.


My parents, Mary and Angel Figueroa. Circa 1956

Sadly my mother passed away over 20 years ago and my father stepped up to the plate to fulfill both parent roles. This was a pleasant surprise for my sisters and I. My father was always on the sidelines and let my mother take the reins when it came to celebrations, giving advice, getting together for holidays and such. The first mother’s day after she passed my father called each of us to wish us a happy mother’s day and let us know that we were blessed to have a great mother and she will always be with us in our hearts. This was very special because my father never called us, it was always our mother and we were all very touched by this. He didn’t stop there, now he calls us for every special day in our lives, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and sometimes just because.


Left to right, my sisters Yolanda, Awilda, Me, Brenda and of course “Papi”!

Two of my sisters live in Orlando as I do and one lives in Puerto Rico. We recently all got together for my niece’s wedding  in Puerto Rico and my father was with us every day, all day. It was a special treat.

This man still wakes up early in the morning to go to work at a plant nursery he owns. He’s there all day long helping clients, moving things around, replanting, seeding, and tending to the plants. He’s finally talking about taking it easy!

I want to wish my dad a very happy birthday and many, many more to come!

Not My Little Girl!

This past Wednesday my first born turned 29! She’s not my little girl anymore.


I can’t believe she’s actually an adult and within a year will turn 30 years old. What does that make me? I guess the mother of a beautiful mature woman!


She asked for a rainbow card and she got it!



One of my favorite photos of her


Her first Pumpkin Carving

I’m looking forward to her many other carvings and successes in life! I’m so proud of her.

Go make your mark Nicole!

A Five Year Old and his Cake!

My niece’s son Julian turned 5 years old this month. After asking and being told he was interested in bugs I immediately got him this cute Bug Collector Kit.


Which led me to make this card for him…


We all enjoyed time with Julian who thought it was a good idea to face plant his leftover cake and his younger sister Madelyn thought it was a great idea too!

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This was before the face planting.


Kids will be kids and this bunch had a great time!

Happy birthday Julian and many, many, many more!


Hello Fall Birthday Full of Color!

Don’t you just love the Fall colors? I certainly do and I miss them since I live in Florida there isn’t much change in foliage here. But that hasn’t stopped me from making another Fall Birthday Card.


– Cherry Cobbler Card Base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
– Crushed Curry Layer: 5-1/4 x 4
– Whisper White Layer (2 pieces): 5 x 3-3/4
– Whisper White Banner: 5 x 1/2

In a previous post I showed you this fall card with different card stock and colors.

– Bermuda Bay Card Base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
– Early Espresso Layer: 5-1/4 x 4
– Whisper White Layer (2 pieces): 5 x 3-3/4
– Whisper White Banner: 5 x 1/2


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Birthday Cards and Clutch

20160720_103709_wmYesterday was my friend Darcy’s birthday and I made her a clutch to hold cards using a 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. The best thing about this clutch is that I didn’t have to measure or cut anything! With a few folds you’re done! Linda Heller recently posted a video on her Stamping School on how to make this and I thought this was the perfect time to try it.


When you open it up there are 4 cards and envelopes. I love it, this was so easy to make and it looks great! Darcy liked it a lot too!

I used a recently retired It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and Washi Tape. I also used the current Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating punch (listed below).


This will probably be one of my upcoming Technique Classes. Hmmm…now that this coming weekend I will start posting videos, this would be a great one too!

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Who’s Bringing Birthdays Back?

Shannon West is and many have joined in on the movement !

Take a look at Shannon on a local news program HERE.


Stampin’Up! has recently made the stamp available to all now for $12. Contact me to get yours! Here are just a few birthday cards to get you motivated.