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Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's My Party Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates.com
and to
It's My Party Blog Hop
celebrating Alex's B-day from You Had Me At Craft!

If you arrived from Emma's you are in the right Blog, but if you are just visiting today and wish to join in, please start at the beginning with Alex

Alex is hosting this blog hop and a Ustream at 10:30 AM PST
Update: We met! and had the Ustream!--it was so much fun!!!
Lots of Giveaways!!!
but you must leave a comment on all blogs!

On to my project--

I created this card for Alex! I will be meeting her tomorrow! Update: I met her. She is so sweet!!!!

This card is not my usual-- I wanted it to be bright and fun.  It looks much better in person.
The yellow is not so yellow.  The camera (not me!) is not capturing the true colors.
I used Smiley Cards and MS All Occasions Cricut cartridges
Fiskars punch for circles and heart
MS punch for candles -- did not like the ones that came attached to cake
I hand wrote the word Alex and embossed with distress embossing powder-green
Machine stitched the paper ribbon on the outer card and around the circle inside of card.
Thanks for visiting!! Happy N Scrappin'
is sponsoring my giveaway!! with a Noel
Kit for those of you that still need to scrapbook
your Xmas photos!

Time to go visit the Talented Sweet Janis--

A Layout for Scrap Tiffany Challenges

Over at Scrap Tiffany we are having a Sketch Challenge
Enter to win $25 certificate for Sierra Metal Designs
I used My Mind's Eye Winter Stack
MS glitter - Stitch around most everything- used plenty of sequins
Stamped and embossed the panel to the right top
Bev's sketch!
Make sure you go visit and enter for a chance to win! Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Scrapbook and Cards - Share

Just sharing this great new site that you might like to visit
Their new site http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/

The latest issue -- Free for you to download
"Our brand new winter issue showcases all this season has to offer! From inspiring winter layouts and festive greetings, to beautiful home décor projects for the holidays. Don’t miss our 3 designer challenge and 6 new sketches from PageMaps. This is one issue that is sure to inspire you throughout the winter season!"

The editor is Becky Fleck --owner and author of
I usually get inspiration for my LOs here!
And get to play with Project 12 --- :( I only achieved 3 in 2010
But plan to finish all 12 months in 2011 (my goal anyway!)
Project 12 is the reason I started this blog in February 14, 2010
My Blogoversary will be this coming Valentine's Day!!!! 
Make sure you check out my Giveaway that day!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Two Page LO - CWC Glittermania

Challenge #12 at CWC

A Two-Page LO
Strip of snowflakes - MS punch
Other snowflakes - Sizzix dies
Run through Xyron and added MS coarse glitter
Stamped snowflakes using Distress Ink-Antique Linen
Snowmen file from Page-kits.com
Stamped sentiment and background snowflakes using Distress Ink - Antique Linen and Vintage photo
Used PK lashes for snowman with snow balls and the mouth only for snowman with cardinal.
Used stickles for snowmen outfit --- Paper from MyMind'sEye Wonderful Winter Stack
To purchase the snowmen files click here
I forgot to mention that I am going to stitch around the pages for a "better" look, but did not have the right color sewing thread!  -- Oh how I wish Joanns was a 24hr store....(maybe not!)

Make sure you stop by Cooking With Cricut blog so see what the other DT members created
and to enter the Glittermania challenge for a chance to win some super cute files!

Thanks for Visiting!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hopscotch Basic Grey POTM - Feb 2011

Happy Tuesday Morning! and Welcome to GabyCreates.Com
Today I have created Basic Grey's Two-Page Feb 2011 POTM  using
their oh! so cute Hopscotch collection.
Basic Grey and BG POTM is my first Craft Love!  I try to stick to
the instructions given most of the time, but I do like adding my own twists here and there.

My Twists:
The instructions included are pretty easy to follow and detailed, but they leave to your
discretion how or how many embellishments you use and where you place them.
1-Added floss to some of the buttons.
2-Inked every piece with distress ink.
3-Added faux stitches in addition to the ones pictured on instruction sheet.
4-Instead of using the letters included, I used BG micro chipboard letters.  I inked them, added embossing ink and embossed with holographic embossing powder.
5-I hand wrote the word grandmas with embossing pen and added embossing holographic powder.
6-I stamped the little cell phone.
I almost forgot to mention that the owners of Happy N Scrappin' are so generous that you get two sheets of each paper required to complete your layout, even if you only need a piece of one sheet!!!

Thanks for visiting!   I will be showcasing Imaginisce's Garden Party and Enchanted Collections in addition to MM's Je t'Adore Collection!  for Happy N Scrappin'.  They are gorgeous collections!!

Happy N Scrappin' is  having a HUGE We R Memory Keepers CLEARANCE SALE!!! 100's of products marked down 40-75% OFF WHILE SUPPLIES LAST--

Supplies used to create BG Two-Page LO
Basic Grey Chipboard

Basic Grey


Journaling Templates

Fiskars Trimmer

MM Je t'Adore
Garden Party


Monday, January 10, 2011

Creative Cutter Designer

Tooting my own horn!
I am now a
Creative Cutter Room's Designer!
Stop by
To meet the rest of the Design Team


Cathie, the owner, teaches classes, organizes retreats and cruises!!
I might just have to figure a way to cruise Alaska soon!!

Thanks for stopping by! and please don't forget to go visit
 Abby's Challenges with SEI
She will continue with the SEI challenges in a different format! with Guest Designers!!
(she has graciously agreed for me to step down due to my busy schedule!)

Winners - Reyes Hop and Cabalgata

Thanks to all that visited, left comments
and chose to follow!!
Will have a bigger, better (prizes)
Reyes Magos hop same time next year!

Winners- I have sent an email or visited your blog to let you know!
Congratulations to you ladies, thanks for participating and leaving such sweet comments!
Cabalgata - Linda  from PaperBoutique
Giveaway 1 - Denise Lalasworldblog
Giveaway 2 - Kimi  from LoveBugCreations
Giveaway 3 - Joni A (have email)
Giveaway 4 - Velma from Snowflakedreams1
Giveaway 5 - Tere A (have email)
Grand Prize - Victoria B (have email)
You have until January 21st 2010 to reply with address--