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Baby Sprinkle with Love

My cousin’s daughter Rachael is having her 4th child and 3rd daughter! To celebrate this joyous occasion my cousin Leslie threw her a Baby Sprinkle. Here are a few pictures of the event. I have to say that Leslie outdid herself as usual and hosted a great Sprinkle!

Rachael getting ready to open her gifts.

Rachael getting ready to open her gifts.

 

A proud mama looking on to her child as she thanks her guests.

A proud mama looking on to her child as she thanks her guests.

Sisterly love, Rachael and Monica.

Sisterly love, Rachael and Monica.

 

What a spread!

What a spread!

What's a party without a cake!

What’s a party without a cake!

Here’s the card I made for Rachael, I was inspired by Sandy Hancock’s card.

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A few more hearts

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My gift was a bouncy spinner baby thingy and I had it shipped to her house. I wanted her to see what I got her so printed a copy of it and had it dangle from the top of the inside.

A mother's Love!

A mother’s Love!

Love is in the Air

Happy Valentines Day to all especially my Special Valentine my husband Darren!

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Here’s the card I made for him, I cased this card from Stamping School.

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Cards, Friends and Fun!

I recently had my monthly Oviedo Mall Stampers class and it was so much fun to see everyone enjoying themselves and being in the company of old and new friends.

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This group have been friends for years and they like to get together every so often to stamp. It was nice to see Katie, Gail, Lisa, Zahira and Karletta.

Now what did these friends stamp? Take a look at the cards below, my friend and fellow Stampin’Up demonstrator Debra LaFountaine designed the following 2 cards.

One of my cards was inspired by Linda Heller from Stamping School who designed this layout with different Designer Series Paper and color combination. I loved the simplicity and elegance of the card so much that I had my Oviedo Mall Stampers make it!

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One of my favorite Designer Series Paper Packs is the Serene Scenery and I couldn’t resist using it for this card.

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Here’s a look at my second card…

wp-1486431887891.jpgSimplicity was my theme for this class. I used the Mediterranean Moments stamp set for this card. There are so many coloring possibilities but I decided to keep it simple.

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Smoky Slate Thick Baker’S Twine

Smoky Slate Thick Baker’S Twine
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$3.50

I kept it simple but be adventurous and use your imagination to color in the Mediterranean Moments images!

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Get Carried Away!

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This is your chance to make 12 supercute cards using the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from the occasions (spring/summer) catalog. You can even package all of your cards in an adorable tin you can get for FREE when you make a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration (January 4-March 31, 2017)

My next Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, February 25th we will be making this set of 12 cards and one lucky stamper will win the adorable tin!

Click HERE to see the Stamp-A-Stack details. You can RSVP by clicking HERE

Take a look at the video below to see how to make them.

Products Used to Make Cards

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Come Stamp-A-Stack of these cards with me! RSVP soon, space is limited!

Time to Sale-A-Brate!

banner_sab2017_demo_dec0116There are so many reasons to celebrate today but one of them is the beginning of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. So many new and great products and I’m very excited about the Watercolor Pencils. Just take a look at the video below to see all the options you have with these Watercolor Pencils.

I just love they way they blend, I can’t wait until they add more colors.

Take a look at the new catalogs and have fun making your wish list, but don’t wait too long Sale-A-Bration FREE products only last until March.

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Blender Pens

$10.00


occ17_p24aBeautiful You…go ahead and create your own!

New Year, Beautiful You !

Let me start off by saying that I finished my year sick in bed with a really bad cold and virus that was lurking in my body for a few weeks. As soon as the cold weakened my immune system the virus took over and weakened my body. Plenty of rest and downtime along with minimal medication has helped me recover. Enough on my health because now that I’m feeling a lot better I’m ready to start the new year with new ideas!

My plan was to catch up on my videos and projects so I’m just going to have to carve out some time and for that later on this month. What’s exciting about this month is that tomorrow all of you have the opportunity to see and purchase products from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! If you don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is let me explain; for every $50 you purchase from the Annual or Occasions Catalog you get to pick one FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Best of all, there are no limits…the more you purchase the more Free products you get!

Watch the video below to see some of the new products.

There are so many stamp sets that I love  from the Occasions catalog but a few are my top favorites. A couple of them are Beautiful You & High Tide. They were both used to create the card below.

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I used a few techniques for this card and plan to show them in my upcoming Technique Class so this will be one of the cards my stampers will be making. My goal is to make a video demonstrating these techniques.

Check back tomorrow for the links to the new catalogs and if you’re not on my mailing list and would like to receive a catalog just comment below and I’ll get one out to you.

By the way, it’s the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog.

Until next post, take care and have a creative day!

This Christmas…

This Christmas was full of family fun, cookie decorating and lots of love! First of all we started our celebration a little early because most of my sister’s family is in the restaurant business and had to work on Christmas eve. We usually have a fancy sit down dinner at one of homes but as we did last year and expect to do for the upcoming years we celebrated early. We had a our fancy sit down dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse where my baby sister works. We had a double private room and spent over 4 splendid hours full of fine dinning, family fun and lots of love! Below are just a few photos of my husband, children and my brother in-law Victor celebrating!

We started Christmas morning with one of my favorites, a Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole. I prepare the casserole the night before and bake it while opening our presents.

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Spinach and Roasted Tomato Breakfast Casserole

I have 8 great-nieces and great-nephews and since I still don’t have any grandchildren of my own I treat them as such. I wanted to let them have some fun decorating Christmas Cookies so I made a Cookie Decorating Station. I saw this idea somewhere on the internet and had to try it. I’m so glad I did because they loved it!

Christmas Day continued with lots of celebration…

We had a great fun family time and look forward to a great 2017! I hope your Christmas was filled with love, joy and family fun.

Love it Even More!

wp-1482373660274.jpgThat’s right, I can’t believe I’m saying that I love this journaling kit even more. In addition to a scrapbook, there are so many wonderful things you can create with the December kit. Watch our alternate video for a few more ideas to get you started.

I love the lunch note idea, just a simple note to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Happy Birthday Papi!

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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.

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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.

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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!

Learned to Love It!

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2016! It’s also time to document all your memories from the year—enter the December Paper Pumpkin Kit, Another Great Year. This kit makes memory keeping easy and completely customizable. Use the patterned papers, window sheets, stickers, and washi tape to embellish your book. And, for the first time ever—they’ve included a rotary stamp and Basic Black Stampin’ Write® Marker to help you jot down and journal every moment!

I’m not a scrapbooker so I have to admit that I wasn’t totally in love with it but then I realized that this is perfect for my pics from the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (Shhhh, I haven’t received it yet, it’s a Christmas present but I know I’m getting it!). This camera prints instant credit card size photos and the Paper Pumpkin kit is the perfect place to display them. I’m actually ordering a couple more kits for other family members who have this camera.

We’re going back to instant print and that’s a good thing, because we keep all our digital pictures on our phones, computers and the cloud so it’s nice to have a place to display your favorites and comment on the moment.