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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jenny's Big Birthday Blog-aversary

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to
Jenny's Big Birthday Blog-aversary Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Jenny!!
Happy Blog-aversary!!

If you are here for the 28 Candles blog Hop click HERE or just scroll down!

Hopefully you just arrived from Ruthie's Blog
if not, please start with the Cricut Birthday Ghoul!!!

Since Jenny loves Halloween stuff, I created this layout just for her!
I was able to meet up with her and give it to her in person!
(and other goodies from Theresa, Ruthie and Alex)
She's a Cricut
I left the journal tag blank so she can journal it herself!
I used Everyday Cricut and Kate's ABCs
Lots of stitching, walnut stain and
Colorbok and Recollections stickers
I followed the sketch for today's challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts
http://www.gabycreates.com/  YOU ARE HERE

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!!
Comment on all blogs for a chance at great giveaways!!
For commenting here you will get a set of Inkadinkado stamps! WINNER - Annette

28 Candles Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the
28 Candles Blog Hop Hosted by Kimi and Pamela 
over at lovebugcreations blog

Happy Birthday!!

Here I photographed the paper without the vellum (on background) so you can see
how adding vellum to a bright colored paper, it tones it down.
Memento inks in several colors were used (I am just starting to enjoy stamping).
I won't bore you with too many details since it is a long hop! But....
You have until Monday to comment!

Next stop is Paula   -- I have the links to all blogs for your convenience if you wish to take a break and come back to finish!!

Leave me a comment for a chance at a Inkadinkado set of stamps!
Winner - Audrey! 

Kimi & Pamela - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Missy - http://happystampindesigns.blogspot.com/
Tanya- http://scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com/
Michelle - http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
Laura - http://lifeasanarmywife-lauradietsch.blogspot.com/
Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com/ YOU ARE HERE
Paula - http://www.owlbescrappin.com/ -- Next Stop
Dianne - http://diannesscrappycreations.blogspot.com/
Kimmarie - http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
Victoria - http://victoriascraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Sonia - http://www.scraps4fun.com/
Lisa - http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://creationsbymommy.com/
Amy - http://amydesigns.blogspot.com/
Stacey - http://creatingacraftylife.blogspot.com/
Becky - http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Haidee - http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Layout of Some of my Garden's Flowers

Hi and welcome to
another DT day at ScrapTiffany
Today's challenge must include stamping!

I created a layout of my beloved flowers
I just love flowers! I think they are one of God's masterpiece!
I am fortunate to live in a place were I get to enjoy flowers almost year round!
This year because of early heat in January, we had an early Spring in February -- rain again and now flowers are at full bloom again!!

I tend to only plant Red, White and Purple flowers! and a lot a green plants!
I will have to make another layout of my roses and bugambilias or bougainvilleas.

Items used:
Hero Arts flowers stamp, embossing powder in red and green, AC cardstock, 3 Bugs in a Rug Dawson PP and elements, recollections hearts, Core'dinations Couture glitter cardstock, Marvy pens, MS embossing ink, distress ink, circle punches, and two different stamps to stamp the "I love" and the "flowers" words.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

I normally contact winners on their blogs or email them if they leave
an email address, but this time the winner did not leave either..

SandyL who wrote:
"Your dog is awesome! and so are the beautiful girls. Luv your layout!"

is the winner!

Please contact me by the 23rd of April to send you your set of stamps!

THANKS to ALL that VISIT and COMMENT on my blog!

Remember to come back on the 22nd -- for my Birthday Celebration!
Wonderful line-up and giveaways!!!!

Recycled Items Card ScrapTiffany Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates
and the the ScrapTiffany
Recycled Items Blog Hop

Hopefully you just arrived from Sophie's blog

I fell in love with a paisaje (portrait) of some Easter Bunny's on the newspaper!
It is an add for See's Candy's.
So I set out to create a card with it!
This is the Advertisement I found in the Sunday newspaper.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Next stop is DALE of Daleys Dailies

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BG POTM Life Of The Party Layout

Today I created a BG POTM March 2011
for Happy N Scrappin'
Using Basic Grey's Life Of The Party Collection

For Creative Cutter Room's Quick Tip on how to use
the New All-In-One Embossing System, scroll down or click HERE
I really like how the pictures on the left page look after sanding them.
Instead of using the sewing machine, I doodled.

Thanks for Visiting and leaving a Comment!

BG Life of the Party 

BG Glazed brads

BG Petals 

Kushgrip Snip 

Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz Pick 

For Creative Cutter Room's Quick Tip on how to use the New All-In-One Embossing System, scroll down or click HERE

Tip Tuesday at Creative Cutter Room

Today is my opportunity to share a Quick Tip over at Creative Cutter Room
How to use your new All-In-One Embossing System by Cuttlebug
with your Cuttlebug and/or with your Sizzix Big Shot

This is the Cuttlebug All-In-One Embossing
You must purchase this separately from
the embossing plates.

Here is one of the embossing plates.
This is the Cupcake Celebration. 

You open the case to find the positive
and negative plates inside organized in
plastic masks?

I lifted the cupcake one and you can
see the other parts in this separate

If you are not careful lifting your mask/
container, this is what happens.  Some
of you might be OK with this, but some
of you might want to keep them all

I chose this corner design for demo
purposes. Here you can see the positive
plate (green) and the negative plate
Here I aligned and placed the positive
on the bottom to emboss and the clear
on top. Make sure they align on the pegs. 
Here I placed my cardstock before
running through the embossing
If you are going to use a Cuttlebug,
you need to place two B plates on top
of the All-In-One and insert in your
machine arrow first. 
If you are going to use a Sizzix
Big Shot, you place your two clear
plates on top before running it
I additionally tested with one clear plate
on top and another one on the bottom
instead of both on top, and it worked
just fine. 
Here you can see that I embossed
(green on bottom, clear on top) and
I debossed (clear on bottom, green
on top). 
I am loving this system, I hope you enjoy yours!
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Feliz Cumpleaños Madison Card

I feel so honored to have been asked to participate in this
wonderful celebration for
Super Kind and Sweet Madison!!

Gaby here to wish you a
And a
I had started by wanting to create a volleyball layout, but I saw Melin's.  I later thought I will have to create something with that oh so sweet picture of Madison and the glasses, but Abby was first and did a great job with it...so I decided to create something I had never created before.  That is how I came up with this card.  I really hope that you like it Madison!
There is so much I want to say, but am a cry baby (emotianal person~ that has gotten my share of teary eyes reading the oh so sweet comment the other talented sweet crafter have left prior to my post), so I will conclude by saying that
You Are My Sweetest Friend Madison!!

Cricut cuts:
Everyday Cricut for outer scallop (Cricut emblem because Madison loves her Cricut)
Sports Mania for Volley Ball (because Madison loves the sport)
Base Camp (for 16)
Cake Basics (for word Sweet)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I was spied on Imaginisce

My card was featured on the Imaginisce blog!
Yolie just told me, so I just had to post about my excitement!

(credit also goes to the person I lifted this design from at a challenge to lift)

If you are here for the Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Birthday Hop click on link 
and if you are here for the Love Your Pet Hop click on link (both hops end at midnight)