December 31, 2011

Last post for 2011



Well friends

   This is the last post of 2011! May 2012 be filled with a lot of craftiness, happiness, and lots of money!!! =) I want to thank you once again for being a part of my crafting journey! Each and everyone of you have touched my life in one way or another! I am greatful for all of you! Enjoy the last video of 2011. There will be a lot more where that came from!


Have a happy happy new year!!!

Toodles and be safe!

Monica

Jazz up your Silhouette Cameo

Good morning my crafty friends!

 Well this day had to come! The last day of 2011, bring on 2012! I hope you all have a safe and happy new year! I am sending each and everyone of you a virtual hug *hugz* I'm squeezing tightly. Thank you all for stopping by and seeing what I have to share. Today I have another video tutorial on how to jazz up your silhouette cameo! I hope you enjoy this one.


Keep an eye out for more things to come to my blog! There will be a huge blog make over and a NEW NAME!!! Yippee!! I will have weekly post and a few fun giveaways! I am so excited to bring you along my creative journey! Have a fabulous day!

Toodles,

Your friend from Sunny CA!

Monica

December 30, 2011

Quick Tip: Cameo and SCAL 3

Hello My Crafty friends!

    I can not believe it's coming down to the last 2 days of the year! How exciting! I hope you all enjoy your New Years Celebration with all of your friends and family! For today's post I have a quick video on how I use SCAL 3 with my new Cameo.

I hope you enjoy and I will be back once more before the new year!

Here is a picture of what the snowman looks like all put together!

Isn't he so cute and sparkly!



Thank you so much for stopping by!

Toodles,

Monica

December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Cameo Creation



Merry Christmas my Crafty friends!

    I hope you all get to spend some wonderful quality time with all your loved ones! May Santa bring you all the goodies you deserve this holiday season! Thank you so much for being a part of my blog! I have gained some beautiful and wonderful friendships through the crafting world! You ladies inspire me and it is a pleasure to get to know all of you! I am sending you lots of love and joy from my family to yours!          MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Before I go, I would like to share with you my first creations using the Cameo. I hope you enjoy.

Mickey was made with Mickey & Friends Cart
LA was an SVG I created!

Cut these iron ons using the Cricut.

My first CAMEO creations. Files from Cameo Store.

Used my favorite font "Kristen"
right from my computer!
Love it!

"TIA" means aunt in spanish,
Because I do rock! LOL

Had to add a star to her lil bum!



Once again have a MERRY XMAS MY FRIENDS!

Toodles!

Monica

December 18, 2011

It's here

Hello my crafty friends!!

   Happy Sunday, I  am so excited to have received my new toy! I wanted to share opening up the Cameo with you so I decided to film it. Here you go, there will be more tutorials on the Cameo coming soon. I can't wait to get started!!



I hope you enjoyed this quick video! I will talk to you soon! Take care my crafty friends and craft away!

Toodles,

Monica

December 16, 2011

Hello!!

Hello My crafty friends!!


   Boy have I missed you so much! This fourth grade class is really sucking the life out of me! I have been leaving work between 4:30 and 5! There just is so much to do!

   I have made a few projects but have been so busy I forget to take a picture and post to share with you! Luckily Today is the first day of my Christmas break and guess what I just received in the mail yesterday......


Oh yeah, the Cameo!!!! Whoo hoo!!!!
 I can not wait to get started and show you what this baby can do!!! So excited!!!


I'll be back soon =)

Toodles,

Monica

December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 12

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 12 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs. 
I can't believe the hop is over! I had such a fun time doing all of these projects. Everyone did a fabulous job!

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

For today, I wanted to keep with the Disney theme. I have 2 Disney Christmas cards to share with you!







I hope you enjoyed this hop and gained lots of wonderful inspiration from all of us along the way! Thank you to everyone that has stopped by and has left the nicest comments ever! I truly appreciate each and every single one of you!

I have 2 videos in the process and will be up this week! Have an amazing day!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica

December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 11

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 11 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs. 
One more day and this awesome blog hop is over =(

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!


For today I have some pictures of ornaments I made for my Tree last year. I am a huge Disney Nut and we usually have Disney Christmas or LA Dodger christmas. Not sure what we are going for this year. I know, I know, I haven't even put the tree up! =)

If you would like a video tutorial on these let me know. I was going to post one up for today, but on Friday, I was given a Fourth grade class to teach untill the end of the school year.

Unfortunately ,the teacher that was there, became real sick and has to take the rest of the year off. So, the principal contacted me and offered me the position =) So with that being said, I have been planning like crazy for the week, but there is so much to do in 4th grade that I only planned for today! Yikes! It's a new program, so I'm just getting use to it.

Will you please keep the teacher that I am replacing in your prayers. She is very important to me. She was my 6th grade teacher and it saddens me to know she is ill. Thank you all.

Now on a happier note! Here are the ornaments!








Well? What do you think? I love my lil ornaments! They were so fun to do! Love Love Minnie Mouse!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I love reading all of your comments! It's make me smile =) And you all know a lil smile doesn't hurt!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica

December 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 10

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 10 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs. 

I can't believe it's almost going to end! I'm having such a blast with this blog hop!

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have another tutorial for you!! So sit back and enjoy Episode 11! Wow I can't believe I'm at Episode 11! I'm having such a fun time making these tutorials for you!

Today's tutorial is simple and quick!! Hope you like it! Enjoy....



Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial!

So, I was going to film my trip to Sandra's http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/ house that I took yesterday but I forgot to take out the camera. All I filmed was my exit of my house and driving there. BOO I'm so bummed. We just started chatting awat that I forgot! Next time!

If you would like the Wreath SVG I used CLICK HERE, It's free!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica

December 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 9

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 9 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs.

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have another tutorial for you!! So sit back and enjoy Episode 10! You are in for a treat! I did something different today. I would really appreciate any feedback on your thoughts of the video! 




 Today's tutorial is simple and quick!! Hope you like it! Enjoy....

Sooo, whatcha think?? 

 Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial! And a SURPRISE!!! Have an AMAZING FUN FILLED DAY!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica

December 2, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 8

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 8 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs.

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have another tutorial for you!! So sit back and enjoy Episode 9! You are in for a treat!

 Today's tutorial is simple and quick!!  Hope you like it! Enjoy....


Sooo, whatcha think?? Do you LOVE it as much as I do!!! I'm a nut I know!!! =)

 Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial! Have an AMAZING FUN FILLED DAY!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica


*Make sure you check back daily! I have a surprise and you never know when I will announce it!*

December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 7

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 7 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs.

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have another tutorial for you!! Whoo hoo, so sit back and enjoy Episode 8
 For today's tutorial it is a simple quick and easy holiday card! Hope you like it! Enjoy....



Sooo, whatcha think?? I hope you enjoyed today's video. Comment below and tell me what crafty item you just can't live without! Mine is GLITTER!!!! Ahhh I love sparkly things!! =)

 Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica


*Make sure you check back daily! I have a surprise and you never know when I will announce it!*

November 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 6

Good Morning my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 6 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs. 

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have another tutorial for you!! Whoo hoo, sit back and enjoy Episode 7! This is a fun one! Now I know I keep saying these tutorials are quick and easy, but it's because they are.

 I know how busy it can get during the holidays so I just want to make sure I can show you how to make something cute with very little time! Here we goooo...



I hope you enjoyed today's video. Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!


Monica


*Make sure you check back daily! I have a surprise and you never know when I will announce it!*

November 29, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 5

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends!

   Welcome to Day 5 of our 12 day of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs.  

I hope this week has started off fabulous for you!



I want to take the time and welcome all the new followers to my blog! I hope you find this blog inspiring, and hope to gain new friendships as well. Let's go on a crafting journey together!

    


If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have another tutorial for you!! Whoo hoo, sit back and enjoy Episode 6!


      I hope you enjoyed today's video. Now I know I did something a little different. I'm finally getting the hang of somewhat editting the videos and making it enjoyable for you!

     Question?.....Do you like the music in the background? Please leave a comment below stating whether you like it or not! Remember, I'm making these videos for you! and I want you to be able to enjoy them while you are watching them =)

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!

Monica

*Make sure you check back daily! I have a surprise and you never know when I will announce it!*

November 28, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 4

Hello My crafty friends!

   Happy monday!Welcome to day 4 ouf our 12 days of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs.

    I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! I spent mine crafting, eating pumpkin pie and I babysat my niece! Fun times.

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

    Well I'm a bit sad because I do not have a video for you. My goal was to have one for each day. But last night during the editing process something went wrong and deleted everything I had added to it. So here are a few pics of today's project.

   I will be working on a video tonight and will have one up and running for you tomorrow morning.

Here is what I made: This is an ornament for the music lover in your life! I made a shaker ornament using MS Holiday glitter. I love this little ornament. It's so interactive and was fun to make. It was my first try and I think it came out pretty good.

Ornament is Winter Frolic
circle welded using Ashlyn's Alphabet

Music note Hannah Montana Cart

Ribbon, black pipe cleaners, and MS holiday glitter.
PP is from MyGrafico.com Free
printable
Vinatge Music Paper

I hope you enjoyed today's project. If you have any request for a tutrial please leave them in the comments below. Have a great day my friends!

Your next stop is Anita

Toodles!

Monica

*Make sure you check back daily! I have a surprise and you never know when I will announce it!*

November 27, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 3

Good Morning my crafty friends!

      Happy Sunday! Welcome to day 3 ouf our 12 days of Christmas hosted by the wonderful Sylvia at Bellas Scrapbook Designs.

If you have arrived from the awesomest Ester you are in the right spot!

Today I have a new video for you. It's a Tutorial on a Christmas card for the Shoe lover in your life! So sit back and enjoy episode 5!



Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate all your lovely comments. They bring a smile to my face! If you would like to see more tutorials leave me a comment saying so.

Your next stop is Anita

Have an awesome day! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for day 4!

Toodles,

Monica

November 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 2

Hello my Crafty friends!

    Welcome to day 2 of our 12 days of Christmas blog hop. If you just got here and would like to start the beginning click HERE and you will be directed to Sylvia's blog.

    If you arrived here from Ester you are on the right track.

   Here I have a tutorial for you on an Ornament Gift Holder. Enjoy!



Your Next Stop: Anita


Here is the line up just in case you get lost:
1. Sylvia - http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
2. Sandra - http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
3. Patricia - http://www.creativediva98.blogspot.com/
4. Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com/
5. Esther- http://www.forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/
6. Monica - http://www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com/
7. Anita - http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
8. Jessica- http://www.chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
9. Sandy - http://www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/
10. Alina- http://www.neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
11. Veronica- http://www.mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoyed todays video. Come back tomorrow for another tutorial!

Toodles,

Monica

November 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: DAY 1

Welcome my crafty friends!

Welcome to the 12 DAY OF CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP hosted by the wonderful Sylvia.

  I hope you had an awesome thanksgiving day! I sure did. I enjoyed my oh so waited for Costco Pumpkin Pie!!! Mmmmm MMMMM That thing is delicious! I added some Cool Whip onto it and it was over! Melted right in my mouth!! YUM

If you have arrived from Ester you are in the right spot!

     For today's post I have a tutorial for you. I made a Gift card holder using a tag from TBBM pg 90, and the reindeer from Doodlecharms pg 126.
  
    Enjoy and don't forget to come bak tomorrow. I have another video for you!




Next up: Anita

Here is the line up just in case you get lost:


Toodles!

Monica

November 22, 2011

12 Days of Christmas! and a TUTU!

Hello My Crafty Friends!

   I am so excited for this Friday! No, no, no, I will not be shopping on black Friday! I will have post number one up of 12 consecutive post for our 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. You do not want to miss this. I am working on a few videos for you all. Yippee!!! See you then!!!




I also wanted to show you an outfit I made for my niece. We went to a birthday party this past Sunday and I was in the crafty mood on Saturday. So 3 hours later this is what I had! I made the Hair bows, The Rock Star T-shirt, and her TuTu! Enjoy.




See you Friday!!

Toodles,
Monica

November 14, 2011

Rosette Turkey Tutorial

Hello my Crafty Friends!!

  Happy Monday! I have a new quick and simple tutorial for you. Please forgive me if I sound a bit tired. It was late at night and I REAALLY wanted to film. So I just sat down and started. I hope you give this turkey a try! If you do, please link it up to my facebook page HERE. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I think I am going to make a door sign and add my turkey to it! Happy crafting and enjoy!



I hope you enjoyed my video. This is my second Tutorial. Please comment below and leave any request for other videos!

Don't forget, if you make this turkey link it HERE 


The Digi Bistro Autum files Here

Toodles,

Monica

November 10, 2011

Ornament box

Hello my crafty friends!

How are you doing this thursday morning? I hope you find yourself well. The weekend is aproaching yay! Some of us (educators) get a 3 day weekend. So today is my Friday =)

For today, I have an ornament box that I created. Can you believe I actually used sissors?! Yes, I had to dust them off, and clean off the cob webs, but, they worked well.

The snowflake is an SVG I found on SVGSHOP.com I wanted to leave it white at first but my CRICUT! Once again, dragged a lot of the corners and tore my Lil Snowflake. So he under went a brief but short surgery and I glitterfied him to hide the scars! He doing well thank you!

Here is my box. I think it came out so cute and will definitely be making more this christmas. This was my trial run and I'm pretty happy. I hope you enjoy it.

Ornament box

Bling, Button, and Twine.
Perfect combo!

Side view.
Added Tulle for the first time.

Made box using MS scor board

Back of box


                              Challenges:


I hope you enjoyed this! Have an amazing day.

Toodles,
Monica

November 8, 2011

Tangled!

Hello my crafty friends!

    Happy Tuesday. I hope you all are having a great start to the week. I am trying to make myself come inside my craft room daily and ACTUALLLY CRAFT. Since my move into this room, I browse the web for inspitration. I also get lost watching YouTube and being on FB! LOL. I have to use my time wisely in here. =)

    Well last night I was thinking of my lil niece I have. She dressed up as Rapunzel from Tangled. So I thought, why not make her a card featuring Pascal. He's cute! So I found this awesome SVG on Mardenz.

    I was first unhappy on how it cut. My cricut has been recently shreding a lot of my cuts. (I do have a fairly new blade in there) I really want to get the Sihouette Cameo. I here that cuts like butter! X-mas maybe? I hope!

    Here goes my card. Enjoy. I added glitter to cover up the tears and I hand made the flower and added acrylic paint to the ends of it for a different look. I hope you like it.


What did you think? I love reading you comments. Have a fabulous day. I will be back tomorrow with another project!

Question? Does anyone have the Cameo. Any thoughts of it? Know where I can get one for a good price?

Toodles,
Monica

November 7, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop Winner

Happy Monday my crafty friends!

   I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was able to play in my craft room a bit. After I organized it. It was a bit chaotic, but I moved my bedroom upstairs and brought my craft room downstairs! I love it here! I liked where it was before, but I need some change. Does anyone ever feel that way?

   On Sunday it was on of my greatest friends birthday. We call each other sisters! I love her very much! I've known her for 14 years now, ever since we were in junior High! How time flies! Now she has a beautiful family who I adore to pieces. They mean the world to me =)

  Her favorite color is pink, so PINK had to be in her card. I wanted something simple but glitterific. Here is what I came up with.


I hope you enjoyed this.

Now onto the winner!!

The winner for the Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop is:

Pink Bling Crafter.

 I will be contacting you soon!!! YAY YAY YAY!

Toodles,
Monica

November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Hello Crafty friends!!

    Happy Saturday! Welcome to our Thanksgiving Table Decorations blog hop hosted by the wonderful Sylvia from Bellas Scrapbook Designs. Thank you Sylvia for hosting this awesome hop!!!

      If you have arrived from the fabulous LAURA you are right on track!

     I love doing things with Home Decor. It is by far my favorite thing to do. Here are a few pictures of what my dinning room table looks like for this month. I hope you get some inspiration and enjoy!

Warning!!!!! I went picture crazy!

I put this together with a pumpkin from Halloween
that I didn't decorate. Hot glued some leaves and flowers.

Love how glittery it is.

Top view, (Don't mind my wrinkly placemats. My Iron is hiding from me) lol

That's a door wreath surronding
My iron pumpkin.


I love this Iron pumpkn I found at Michael's 2 years ago.

Side View







Well, what did you think. I absoltely love the outcome. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did putting it together. Please head on over to the lovely VERONICA, she has something fabulous for you!

Thank you for stopping by today! Here is the full lineup just in case you get lost along the way. You can always come back and check! Have a fantastic day!

1. Sylvia- http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
2. Sandra- http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
3. Sandy- http://www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/
4. Patty- http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/
5. Eva - http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/
6. Laura- http://www.sunflowercreations9530.blogspot.com/
7. Monica http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com/ <------That's me
8.Veronica http://mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
9.CallyAnn http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/
10.Julie - http://www.cricutchick.com/
11.Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
12. Kerri- http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/
13.Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com/
14. Diana - http://www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/
15. Sherrie http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
16. Martha www.pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com
17.Esther http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/
18.Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/

November 1, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop


Hello My Crafty Friends!!

   Welcome to our Dia De Los Muertos Blog Hop hosted by the Fabulous ABBY. Thank you so much Abby for having me participate!!! This is my first year joining these fabulous ladies! I was so super excited to be a part of this!! =) Gracias Abby.

   Boy! do we have a treat for you!! There are some absolutely fabulous projects!! You are going to love ALL of THEM!! I sure did!!

   If you came from the wonderful and Talented ANGELICA, you are right on track. If you just happened to stop by to say HI, go on and start HERE. You don't want to miss a thing!!

    Wasn't Angelica's card the most Awesomest ever!!! She always has fabulous projects on her blog! She is a creative genius!

    Now it's time for you to be amazed......Drum roll please!!!! LOL JK on with the show!

A lil home decor for you

I used quite a few embellishments

Doodling is always fun!

Well what do you think? I really hope you enjoy this!  Can I just say that
this looks SOOO much better in person!

Head on over to to Donna you will love her project!!

I have a special treat for you, Leave a comment and become a follower and
you will have a chance to win some embellishments to give this a try.

Here is a list of the hop just in case you get lost: