Friday, July 30, 2010

Origami Boxes Tutorial

These little boxes are so easy to make and you can decorate them for any occasion by simply changing paper colors and embellishments.   Below is the tutorial on how to make these adorable little boxes, I will soon post the PDF. file for your convenience.
I started with a 12 x 12 paper and cut to 11 7/8" and 8 3/4"
With the 8 3/4" side across the top, place the left side of the cardstock on the 3" mark and score all the way down.  Flip cardstock over and score the other side at 3" too.  The middle section should be 2 7/8".

With the 11 7/8" across the top, from the left side measure to 1 1/2" and score all the way down, then measure to 4 1/2" and score all the way down.  Flip the cardstock and do the same to the other side.
With the 11 7/8" across the top, measure to 2 1/2" from the left of card-stock and cut vertically to the 3" horizontal scored line, do this for all four corners.
You will need to form a "T" with the cut line, so cut the horizontal scored line at the base of the 2 1/2" line.
Your paper should look like this after cutting.
Turn card-stock over and start folding up towards you on all the scored lines.  With permanent adhesive, adhere the center to create the box by over lapping the sections.
Bring in the sides of  the card-stock and adhere to form the lids of the box.
Ces't Voila!  You should have a 3" box ready for decorating.
Believe it or not, but I actually used these little boxes as gift wrap for baby shower presents.  
I put a baby outfit in each box!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations at Super Speed!

I recently spent the day with my sister as we do every Wednesday.  So, we went to breakfast, did some grocery shopping, hit the mall for a while too.  Around 2 pm, she happens to mention that she promised a coworker baby shower invitations created and made by ME!!!

"No problem...." I say.
"How many and when do you need them by?" I ask.
"25 and tomorrow?" She says/asks.
"Of course you do!!!!" I say.

Well after two and a half hours, I was able to finish 25 invitations.  Thank goodness I own a Cricut!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tonights Quote

Henry Ford once said, "My best friends are those who bring out the best in me..."
Ruth Betancourt
Ismael Betancout
Eddie Vazquez
Lori Maynard
Julie Piper
Beth Withrow
Sonya Pinkerton
Carmella Gonzalez
Claudia Velazquez
Gail Vought
Dawn Heuft
Monique Mitchell
Penny Mitchell
Kyna Lunglhofer
Luisa Morgan
Maria Armas
Maggie Galaz
Sonia Laurel
Adan Aguilera
Alma Sanchez
Helga Andrade

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Close To My Heart 2010 Convention Artwork

Hi There!
Just wanted to share some of the hundreds of sample art work that was on display at the Close To My Heart convention in Washington D.C.  This is just a very little amount of pictures of the hundreds of pictures I took of the very amazing artwork.  I was amazed at the talent some people have to create something out of paper or how people create jewelry out of some of out embellishments.  Take a look at all the pictures and feel free to contact me directly at at g mail .com if you have any questions on the layouts or other artwork shown here.  Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Close To My Heart 2010 Convention

Well... The Close To My Heart 2010 Convention came and went.  I loved almost every minute of it!!!
I loved spending time with friends and making new friends. We arrived on Tuesday, a day before Convention started, to take in the sights.  It was extremely HOT but loved every minute of it.
Here are some pictures of the memorable events and some great new friends I made while at convention.  
On Wednesday, Dawn, Alisse and I had planned a bike ride to Mt. Vernon, Virginia.  Well, the plan was to ride out there, however, we were in the middle of record setting weather of 105 degrees with 90% humidity.  We made it half way there!
This is just on the many beautiful sights were saw on our ride.  It was simply breath taking!
This here is my upline and friend Gail Vought.
The very beautiful Linda Case.
My SUPER AWESOME new friend Dawn Heuft, visit her blog at Stamp Til Dawn
This special lady is Bren Yule, an amazing and talented Shabby Cheek artist.  Take a moment to visit her blog at Paper Cupcakes!
This my super favorite picture with Dawn!
My little twin sister Alisse!  I say twin, because she reminds me of myself so much.  No nonsense kind of girl and ready for anything.
In this picture, Linda Case, Heather Plotzke, Me and Dawn Heuft.  Dawn is wearing Minnie Mouse ears because he was an instructor for the "But Wait! There's More" workshop at convention.  The paper for her projects was Zippidee and of course it has all the Disney colors.  Funny story about those ears... Monica from corporate asked to borrow those ears for the Banquet on the last day of convention.  Dawn guessed right away that the 2011 convention would be at the happiest place on earth.  Disney Land.
After all that partying and socializing, I was so pooped that I crashed and fell asleep on the table.