Tuesday, October 6, 2009

SPCC is celebrating 70 thousand hits with a GREAT giveaway...check it out!!!

SPCC is celebrating 70THOUSAND hits here at Scrapmaster's Paradise and we are going to celebrate right, thanks to the kind people at Elmer's Crafters who sent me these goodies a while back.One lucky reader is going to WIN IT ALL!!!In this delish blog candy is:
One Super sticky extra large glue stick
One bottle of Tacky Glue
Obe pack of Painters markers
2 metallic painters (one gold and one silver)
1 Xacto gripster (my fave cutting tool!!!)
1 Xacto Craft Swivel Knife
How to enter:
Become a follower here at Scrapmaster's Paradise.
Once you are a follower come back and leave a comment on THIS post and you are entered once!
For an extra entry, spread the word about this blog candy -one extra entry for each time you help spread the word -on your blog, on a forum, on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Please help spread the word!
TWO extra entries if you become a subscriber to my SU newsletter, in my sidebar (shameless plug I know, but it's my candy, I can make my own rules, right??) :O)This blog candy will end on Halloween Night at Midnight EST!

** How awesome is that..and it's that simple....SOOOOO hurry, hurry get over there NOW and ENTER!!!!!http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-70k-blog-candy.html

xoxoxox Cristina

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Nadiya & Olivia's Fairy room...along with Dominic's Halo 3 room

Hey Chicas...It's been awhile since I have wrote on my blog...Been super duper busy with my kiddies rooms and their bdays....I just wanted to Thank a fellow blogger Ashley on http://lilblueboo.blogspot.com/ She gave me some awesome ideas for my girls room and son's room.
My Son LOVES the Xbox game Halo..and I could NOT find one thing to use for his room, comforter, deco..nothing..so, I went online and Ashley gave me a GREAT website that turns any pic into a poster size pic....and it's out of dots...Super CooL..check it out..The website is:http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ it's awesome....
Okay so my Daughter's room, She had such a great idea...She did a room for some lil girls and I LOVED it...so, I used some of her ideas and mixed them in with mine and
whaaaa llaaaaa...Awesome room!!!

Check out her website, she is awesome, great soul and just a pleasure to talk to ....
Hope u LOVE the pics as much as I LOVE doing it....

Have an awesome w/e all!!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009



Well let's hurry up and get to the good part about the 2 Brand New Gypsys to give away.
So how can you win? Well it's really easy.

On your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or email groups and /or forums (where allowed), create/bump an existing post about the show on HSN airing September 24th. Please also post about the Cutting Above blog and its debut. (Note: If you do not have a blog, please get the word out in at least 3 ways to be eligible)
Become a follower of this blog
Put our blinkie on your blog or any other forum/group etc. you belong (again where allowed)
Comment to this post with your follower information, links of your 3 shout-outs along with a description of where your blinkie is located.
Comments should be posted by 12:00 midnight EST on October 2nd
PLEASE NOTE: Rules updated to include other forms of shout-outs It's just that easy!
DRAWING DEADLINE We will draw the winners on October 3rd and notify the lucky readers by October 4th.
Seriously . . it couldn't get any easier than that :)
Thank you so much for being a part of our debut and

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'm back....

Hey Chicas...
I'm back!!! It has been a few weeks, but it feels like months..lol...
School started back 3 weeks ago, I have a 1st grader and two pre-K girls...which go everyother days, which means...I have one that goes M/W/F and the other goes T/Th....half days...It seems I'm always on the go...lol.....then my babies got sick, I got sick and now we are in recovery mode..lol...
Well, the real reason for my blog today is to tell you that my girl Sammye Jo sent me a package for my daughters 5th bday party, its going to be Tinkerbell and she made her some toppers and treats tags...Let me tell you, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!! I HIGHLY recommend 62 Cards to EVERYONE!! she is so talented, so nice and so affordable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get on her website and check out all her cool stuff, My little girl flipped out with joy! She made them so colorful and girly....just beautiful!!! I will def order from her again, and again, and again...so get ready Sammye Jo...Dominic will be 7 Oct. 9th, and Olivia will be 4 Nov. 29...lol
Again,,,,,check out her Blog and then swing over to her store..The best!!!!!

Can't wait to get into the swing of things again..missed SPCC challenge last week..:-( Congrats to all the winners....
I won't miss this week....:-)

Have a great week everyone!!
xoxoxoxoxo Cristina

Monday, August 24, 2009

Color Combo Challenge #11

Hey Chicas....Another week and here we are with NUMBER 11...WOW...that's all I can say...I feel a bit more comfortable with my cards, playing with different things, and I feel I'm getting a bit better too..:-)

Hope you enjoy my card, Many thanks to the few friends I have on here that come to say HI here and there...:-) I love ur comments...gives me a little sense that I'm doing it right..lol

Chat later....Till next time....smooches, Cristina

Saturday, August 15, 2009

SPCC color combo #10....

Hey Chicas...It's challenge number 10, yeah!!!! I really LOVE this color combo....
I went to my FIRST SU meeting...well, my friend took me to her upline meeting...she just got back from the convention...I got some GREAT ideas...I'm very close to joining the team of SU...I'm still thinking about it, i know you guys are like what is there to think about..lol....I have to be 110% positive this is for ME....
Okay, so #10 wow..how great!! And, I just talked up SPCC at the meeting...lol..Samantha, you ears must of been ringing..lol....
On this challenge I used my new stamp set "flight of the butterfly" I love it!! love butterflies!!
I stamped it with just a basic black and colored it with some pretty in pink marker.
The paper, I only had the palm plum in SU paper, the other paper was Cricut. The pumpkin color I embossed with some flowers and filed them to show the white.
I rounded the edges, and cute my stamp into fours & mounted it on pop ups ....I also did the bow tech again...love doing it..it's easy and fast..lol

I love the saying...I'm about to send it to my girlfriend that lives in Cali...she has been a great friend!!
Thanks guys for stopping by to see my card!! Hope you like it.....
xoxoxoxoxoxo Cristina

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another card using SPCC #9 color combo

Here is another card I used for the challenge...I LOVED the saying...I had to use it!! lol...

SPCC Challenge #9

Hey Chicas...I just finished my SPCC #9...I finally got my SU cardstock and I was able to have three out of four colors this week..yah for me!! lol... I need to purchase some more cardstock..Maybe I need to become a SU demo...wha cha think Sammye JO???? lol

Okay, so.....Here is my fun card, I tired something different, I used a bow tech that I use a lot on my invitations...it's fun and easy, If you would like to know, ask, I will tell the secret..lol

I also used some choco paper embossed by my girl Sammye Jo over at 62 Cards, I don't have the cuttlebug so she hooks me up with some for a GREAT price....check it out if you need some embossed paper...

Maybe Santa will be nice to me this year....lol

I bought some stamps online, they are okay, they were a little hard to work with, I need to get used to them, but they were a really good price....can't turn that down..lol

The cutout is from my accent essentials cartridge from the bug...

Okay so here is the card..........Hope U like!! xoxoxoxoxox Cristina

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Need HELP on my blog.....

Hello Ladies....okay, here is the deal....I have been online for the past 2 hours or so trying to figure out how to make my heading centered....I would lOVE to change it to something else or at least make it centered....I love everyone's headings and layouts...I can't find or figure out how you all do it.....I would LOVE any help....any sites I can go to...anything..........HELP!! :-)


SPCC Challenge #8

Hey Chicas....It's that time again....Here are the colors we had to use from SPCC...

I had a good time doing this card this week because I used my glaze pens...very fun! :-) and I finally used a file technique, which I love to do....
I don't have any SU paper "yet"...so, I used some cardstock from papertrey, which I love!!
I was cleaning all my stickers today and came across this great frame..so, I just added some glaze, a cute acorn and there you goooooo...lol..
I used the stamp from papertrey also..thought it was very cute....Fall is around the corner and it means lots of time inside to have fun with cardstock...:-)...

Hope you like it as much as I did making it....
xoxoxoxoxo Cristina

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Night and I'm posting SPCC #7....

Hey Chicas...I missed last weeks challenge, but I'm back...This weeks colors were alittle challenge for me.....but...

I bought some Really FUN cardstock from Hobby Lobby on Friday, it's called Blossoms & Butterflies..I LOVE It...it is sooooooooooooo cute and bright and my luck they had the colors SPCC was using this week....VERY cute!!!

Hope you like my card, I made it for my friend who is having a bday next month...loved the bling glasses..lol...

Have a great WEEK!! xoxoxox Cristina

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another GREAT giveaway....

I was just checking out this blog and she is giving away an amazing prize!!!! Below is the details on her blog....GO CHECK IT OUT........ENTER!!!

One lucky winner is going to be very happy with the prize giveaway, so check out what is up for grabs. You have till Aug 14th to get in on this celebration!!

grand prize to one winner!2.A BRAND NEW DOCTORS DIE-CUT BAG
added to the grand prize when we hit 300 comments!3.TWO TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
will be added as a bonus prize only if the “Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Logo” is posted on the winners blog's side bar. Note: you are NOT required to play in the challenges…this is a non Midnight Madness GIVE AWAY, but I do appreciate the support for our sketch challenges :)
It is as easy as 1-2-31. Follow this blog :)
2. Leave a link on your blog to my giveaway. Don't have a blog, that's ok, just tell me how you will spread the word! I trust you!! Oh and add the "Midnight Madness"side bar logo for the added BONUS give away prize:)3. Leave a comment on this post so I can check out your direct link back to this blog! :) (1 post per person please)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Head over to 62 Cards "GREAT" giveaway!!!!!!

Hey Chicas!!!!

My girl Sammye Jo over at 62 Cards is have an AWESOME giveaway.....
She had Amanda P. from Crafty Paper Girl on her Saturday Spotlight & her store on Esty is AWESOME....Here is the details on the giveaway....Go to http://62cards.blogspot.com/ and leave some LOVE!!!!

The winner gets a free felt bird and free felt flower! And to celebrate being the featured seller, one of you is getting a $15 Gift Certificate! You got it, FREE! (Use for yourself, save for a great Christmas gift, etc??) So, how do you enter? Leave a comment on this post about your favorite item on the CPG website! For extra entries leave a separate comment if you make a purchase from CPG, and if you blog about this giveaway - post a comment with the link to your post! So, that's up to 3 entries!!! Good luck and happy commenting! ENDS FRIDAY, 7/24! www.CraftyPaperGirl.etsy.com

Monday, July 13, 2009

And the Blog award goes to..........

Thank you to Kristin from Leading a Craftastic Life for gifting me a Lovely Blog Award.

Here are the rules:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered

3) Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here is 15 new blogs Im passing the award to.
1. 62 Cards by Sammye Jo~~ Awesome little gifts http://62cards.blogspot.com/
2. Busy Little hands http://gwenhesson.blogspot.com/
3. Die Cuts R US by Claudia~great store! http://gwenhesson.blogspot.com/
4. LIVE LAUGH SCRAP http://livelaughscrap-leedle.blogspot.com/
5. Obessed with Scrapbooking~awesome info...http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/
5. Scrappin' Cricut~great coupons!! http://scrappincricut.blogspot.com/
6.SPCC by Samantha~Awesome challenges and prizes! http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/
7. The pink Stamper by Robyn~Awesome videos..http://thepinkstamper.blogspot.com/
8. Work at Home Designs~ Great Designs..http://workathomedesigns.blogspot.com/
9. The Pink Elephant challenge~Great blog...http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/
10. Funky Hand~Great Blog...http://funkyhand.blogspot.com/
11. I love Pretty Paper~awesome blog, great ideas! http://tomiannie.blogspot.com/
12. Polka Doodles~GReat work and ideas..http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
13. Scrappin' Everyday life~Beautiful work...http://scrappineverydaylife.blogspot.com/
14. Paper Popsicles~Awesome challenges...http://paperpopsicles.blogspot.com/
15. the cuttlebug spot~A+ CHALLENGES & PRIZES..http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/

SO THERE U HAVE IT...I'm enjoying all the new blogs and love to find new ones....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

SPCC Challenge #5 Color Combo

Here is the Color Combo Colors I used in My LO for Challenge #5 for SPCC:

For this Challenge I did a LO of my daughter's...They LOVE Tinker bell and the Pixies and are always playing dress up so I captured this great picture of them playing dress up.
I used the Tinker bell and Friends Cartridge from Cricut and my paper is from Creative Memories.
I also did a bunch of stamps from Papertrey ink...

Hope you like it....Have a great week!!


Cuttlebug Contest...

Entry Title: Win $1,000 at TheCuttlebugSpot.com!
I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (www.CustomCrops.com)! GO NOW and check it out at www.TheCuttlebugSpot.com

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sharing Fonts

OKAY Ladies...If you are anything like me...I LOVE new Fonts and I have found one WEBSITE that Has the BEST fonts and guess WHAT?????!!!!! "IT'S FREE"!!!
If you have SCAL (sure cuts a lot) This website is AWESOME!!! for that...
IT has Mickey Mouse font, 4th of July font, and so much more.....
I have NOT purchased SCAL and I'm not sure how it works, but from what I heard it is suppose to cut what ever font you have in your PC...soooooooooooooo, I'm thinking in investing, what cha' think????
Go to the website::: http://www.fontspace.com/ and let me know what cha' think...
If you know anything about SCAL let me know about it....
I love sharing and thought this one was a definite sharing one... ;-)

P.S....I forget to mention..if you need help downloading the font, let me know....I will be more than happy to help you...


Have a great day Ladies....
And I'm very excited to get another friend on my list.....Welcome and Thanks for joining me....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

SPCC Color Challenge #4...YEAH!

Here I am again...Yeah!!! I just finished my 4th challenge.. I'm having so much fun with this...I look forward to seeing the next color combo every week..:-)..
I did my best, like I said, very new to this and I have seen the other entries...WOW...You girls are amazing.....
I used a flower that I won from 62Cards (Sammye Jo) and the colors were perfect for this challenge (Thank you girl) and I found the cute little turtle in my sticker drawer that matched perfect too..:-)

It's really hard getting started, but once I'm going I'm gone....lol

Good Luck Ladies....:-)

4th of July....

Hope everyone had an AWESOME 4th of July...It rained on and off the WHOLE day here in STL....YUCKY!! lol...but, we had a great time around our family. We went to see the fireworks with HOPES it would not rain, and it didn't rain until the finale..lol...We got soaked but, we all had a great time...Hope you enjoy the pictures...I didn't do any cards or LO's but, I will in the next few weeks.

have a good one! Cristina

New Card


Okay, Here is a new Card I made the other day with K&Company 9X4 Cards. I bought some the other day at Michaels, I thought the long cards would look cute....I also used Walk in my Garden Cartridge with Cricut Expressions and jazzed it up wth some stickles...LOVE Stickles..lol

Hope you like it....Have a great day!


Stampin' Up

Hey everyone....Okay, well I was approached by a very good friend of mine to host a Stampin' Up Party...I know a few girls on here are demonstrators and I was wondering if you guys had any advice for me??? I was also thinking of being a demonstrator...any advice, pointers, anything..lol
I'm excited to host a party and see what will come out of it...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just a card

I'm posting my recents cards I made and this one is just a random card I made for my daughter to have. I wanted to try out Hello Kitty cartridge, It is very cute, If you don't have it, you should get it.....:-)



Card for my niece

I made this card with the Hello Kitten cartridge, totally love it....I just added some glitter, who doesn't LOVE GLITTER..lol..hope u like it.

I'm sooooo excited about my second challenge


Well, I have been a follower to a few bloggers now and I'm very excited to see someone has finally started following ME! and it's someone that I really like....SPPC, Samantha.

Well, I just finish her #3 color challenge and I'm excited...this would be my very first challenge, I entered to win...hopefully I WIN..gotta think BIG!! My very first challenge was just for fun, I feel confident enough to enter now..:-) Hope u like it Samantha...thanks for joining me, hopefully we get some more friends to join us...lol..

Have a great day,


Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Church is celebrating "16" years...I made this card for the pastor....

This is my Color Challenge from the pink stamper...very first one EVER....Hope u like.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hi Everyone...I just want to start by saying Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog and checking out my work. I have been working on scrapbooking for a few years now and I'm just so excited that I have found a place to express my work and ideas.
This is my very first blog and I'm very excited!!
Today was a great day for my husband and I as we were our church leaders, which means we opened up church with prayer and scripture reading. I have to say I was a bit nervous at first but, I felt very comfortable...We have been with our church family for about 11 years now, even though we have over 8 thousands members..YES...I said EIGHT THOUSAND..LOL...It still is a personal experience for us since we have been apart of the church for years.
Anyhow, It was great!! My husband was very nervous but, we did GREAT!! I even spoke in Portuguese to spice things up a bit..lol
Well, I'm a follower of pink stamper and she has set a few challenges for us to do this w/e and I'm going to get started. I'm very tired but, I LOVE doing what I do and I'm ready and excited to start using my noggin.....
Hope you all enjoy your night.....love, live, laugh!! Cristina