Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Dilo en Español" BLOG HOP!!

Welcome to Abby's "Dilo en Español" New Release Blog Hop!
We are soooo glad you are here, and you won't be disappointed in coming over
to check us out! Not only will you see some pretty cool projects from
an amazing group of crafters, but more importantly you will see the adorable
collection of new stamps that Abby will have in her STORE!
If you've already been hopping along and are coming from Monica's blog
then you have already seen some pretty
impressive projects, and already know how cute the new stamps are!
Please don't forget to comments on each blog so that you will be
entered for the many prizes Abby is offering!

Here are some helpful bits of info:
  • The hop begins at www.retosabby.com
  • There will be several prizes... several winners... several chances to win!!!
  • Random winners will be selected from all blogs!!!
  • The 6 new images are illustrated by Megan K. Suarez

Dilo En Español- www.retosabby.com
Yvonne- http://scrappingisbliss.blogspot.com/ <---- YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you for stopping by, and please continue on... the next stop is
You'll love her project!
Good Luck to ALL!!!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hola Amiga By "Dilo en Español"

 Hola Amigas!
Are you loving these darling new stamps or what??? I know I am!!! They are just the prettiest little stamps, so if you haven't visited Abby's Blog, you should!!!  I had a great time coloring these stamps up with my Copics Markers. The card I'm sharing today is a compilation piece.  I used the beautiful "Bella" stamp, and one of the sentiments (Hola Amiga) from the "Bella Amistad" collection by 
Here is the card:

The paper collection is from My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic "Nutmeg"
I used Liquid Pearls for the earrings and to dress up the circular designs.
The hair is E74, E 77, and E79
Her skin is E000, E00, E11, E21, and R20 - BV00 for shading
Eyes B01 and B02
Lips R02
Flowers  are Y11 and Y15
Leaves are YG93 and YG95

Thank you for visiting, hope you'll stop by again! Don't forget to check out Abby's store,


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Am Roses Project ... A Ladies' Diary

Hello Lovelies,

   So excited to share this project with you today! I had been coveting the new Graphic 45 paper pad since I first laid eyes on it! LOL! And thanks to my lovely sister, Yvette, I have been able to get my fat little fingers on this divine paper pad and lose myself in paper bliss!  I even love the smell of it! Hahaha! What, is that weird?  Com'mon, I know I'm not the only one that does this... fan the pages of the pad, as I take a big whiff, while visions of possible creations dance in my head!!! Yay!
Here is my first ALD project:



The pretty little flowers are R21s and you can find some at www.iamroses.com!
Thank you guys for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you'll come back soon!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Graphicat Sketch Challenge #11

Hello My Bloggerific Blog Buddies!
     Today we will begin the next challenge round at Cheri's Graphicat Sketch Blog!  As always Cheri comes up with a delightful new design to motive us into greatness! LOL!

     I was super excited with this particular sketch, 'cause when I first saw it I knew just what I wanted to do... it came to me in a flash... a vision of sorts, hahaha! But I knew exactly which image, which paper, and which embellies I wanted to use.  Now mind you, the actuality of what I created is not exactly what I had envisioned, but nonetheless I am content with the final product.  I think I suffer from "delusions of grandeur"... and my cards usually fall a wee bit short of what, in my head, I thought is would be... is it just me? Or does this happen to you all too?

    Anywhoo, I used an image from Lalaland Crafts.  I first saw her in a card Arlene (Mybutterflykisses) made, and absolutely fell in love. Partly cause the hair reminds me of my little niece Isabel, and partly it reminds me of my daughter when she was little... all that curly hair, that can barely be tamed, even when it's tied into ponytails! Hahaha!                
                                                                 So here it is:

And here's the sketch:

So my friends, I hope you'll join us in our newest challenge!
We love to see what you come up with!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Winner of My First Give-Away!

Thank you to all of those who participated in my first Give-Away!
I truly enjoy hearing from you all! You are all so kind and so sweet
with your comments!  So before I announce the winner of the Give-Away,
I want to review the prizes!
The first item I will be sending out is an altered frame project that
I had blogged about just a few weeks ago...
Here's a pic, just in case you need a lil reminder, LOL!

The winner will also get a few additional items, and here is the list:
An assortment of I Am Roses flowers
A $20 gift certificate to Lindy's Stamp Gang
5 Digi's of your choice from Graphicat Designs
A set of "Thank You" stamps from Abby Scrapbookaholic
So without further ado...
the winner of my first random give-away is...
Denise (tuffytuffer on youtube)
(Denise, please email me at scrapbliss@gmail.com!)

Again, thank you for joining in on my give-away!
Have fun ladies, and stay crafty!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Dilo en Español" Wedding Card ❤

Hello Blogging Buddies!
I'm here today to post a quick card using one of Abby's wedding stamps.
I used the "Son la pareja perfecta" sentiment, along with an adorable image from
"The Greeting Farm." 
Which reminds me... Abby has recently started selling a selection of TGF stamps
in her store.  So if you're like me, and love the little beauties, 
be sure to check them out!  I recently purchased the "Miss Anya Bags" trio,
and can't wait to start playing with them.
I'm delighted to report that ordering
from Abby's store was quick and easy,
and best of all the stamps arrived quickly!
Anyhoo, let's get back to the project I'm sharing today...

It's a wedding card:

The image is called "Caketopper Couple," and I colored it with
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (it was my first attempt using them to color, 
so I colored very little.) Next, I just added the doilie, ribbon, charm, bling,
and flower, and was pretty much done.  But I decided she needed a
veil, so I added some tulle and then it felt complete!

The perfect senti is from Abby's Set #5 "Para toda la Vida"

So my friends, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you
enjoy the card and I hope you be back soon!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think,
I love hearing from you!
Take care, and Happy Crafting!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Graphicat Sketch Challenge #10

Hi guys! How is everyone doing today??? I am doing awesome!!!
This is the last week of school!!! Then I can officially begin my "Summer Break!!"
And I think that's just PEACHY KEEN, heehee!!!
So for this week's challenge I used this new sketch, and new sentiment
that matched this cute little digi stamp by Mo Manning perfectly!
Isn't it adorable?

And here is Cheri's Sketch:

As you can probably notice, I took a few creative liberties for this sketch
and wondered a little bit astray... but I thinks it's fairly close, no?
Let me know what you think!
And don't for get to check out this BLOG POST if you're interested
in my first give-away!

Monday, June 4, 2012

I Am Roses ~ June Color Challenge

Hello there!
Are you ready for another
I Am Roses
You Tube Challenge?
 I hope so, 'cause this one's gonna be a whole lotta fun!

The theme will be
"I Do"
 As in "I Do" want to marry you! And the challenge will be
to use ONLY Whites/Creams/ and Neutrals.
Your project should be monochromatic and have a wedding theme.
Please visit the 
I Am Roses YouTube Channel
and watch the informational video, or check out the
I Am Roses Challenge Blog

Here is what I put together:

Here's my video:

Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll join us for this
month's challenge.  So remember to head on over to the 
I Am Roses Challenge Blog
I Am Roses Designs YouTube Channel

for all of the additional details and requirements!  
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Taj Mahal Magnolia...

Hey Blog Buddies!
Tonight I created a card for one of my very best friends.  
I had a rough week at work, and she always makes me feel better.  
She is the very personification of sunshine
And this lovely little Magnolia stamp reminds me of her.  
My bud has been ALL over the world, including her native India.  
She has visited the Taj Mahal, and since I am not a world traveler, 
I live vicariously through her!  
So I combined, the stamp, the Lindy's Stamp Gang die cut, 
and the Taj Mahal paper collection from DCWV and made this for her...

Here's me and my best bud...

And here are some interesting "Taj Mahal" facts:
In 1631, Shah Jahan, emperor during the Mughal empire's period of greatest prosperity, 
was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, 
died during the birth of their 14th child.
 Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632.  
The chronicles of Shah Jahan's grief illustrate 
the love story traditionally held as an inspiration for the
Taj Mahal.  The principal mausoleum was completed 
in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and 
garden were finished five years later.
Well thanks for coming to visit, I hope you'll be back soon!
Oh, and don't forget to sign up for my first GIVE-AWAY!