Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just Some of the Things I Have Been Doing

So I know that I have been away for a long time, but I am back and have been working on some new stuff. Here is just a few of the many things I have been working on and wanted to share them with you all.

Hope you guys like all the new stuff I have been working on. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Beautiful New Addition

Sorry to all of my followers. I know that it has been a long time since I have put anything on here. I have been super busy with school and my new addition. 

Here is the my 1st baby girl

Paisley Grace Ruiz

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sale-A-Brations!! Great Suff

Please check out my stampin up website http://bree_ruiz.stampinup.net/.. We have some great stuff. Also only until March 31st for every $50 you spend you can pick out a free item from our Sale-A-Brations catalog. There is some really great stuff in that catalog. Please let me know if you have any questions

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The WINNERS have been choosen!!!

Hey everyone I have choosen my winners from yesterday using random.org. First let me say thank you so much to Courtney for the opportunity to participate in my first blog hop. It was a lot of fun and I got lots of great ideas from all of the talented ladies. Next, let me say thank you to everyone that stopped by my page and became a new followers. I am so excited to have you as friends here, and I hope to share some great things with you.. Okay now what everyone is here for, the winners are.......

Lots of Love Blog Candy goes to 26-Lillian Child please email me at bree.paris@gmail.com to claim your prize and to send me your shipping info. 

And for the 25 followers $20 from Stampin Up! goes to Lisa. Lisa I will be emailing you shortly to let you know that you won and give you the details. You can checkout some Stampin Up! products on my website http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/bree_ruiz/. 

Once again thank you to everyone that stopped by. I hope to get some time to stop by all of your blogs and follow you as well. Hope everyone is have a great Sunday and has a good week. Happy Valentine's Day!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lots of Love Blog Hop!!! Come and Join the FUN!!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Lots of Love Blog Hop! This hop will be showcasing 14 different designers and their love inspired projects. If you are coming from Norma at PinkBlingCrafter your right on track.  If you are just visiting and would like to join the fun hop on over to Courtney at Krafty Keekerz. We hope you have a great time hopping along and feel some love inspiration this Valentine's weekend!

For those of you that don't know, I am expecting a little girl any day now. For my project I made a Valentine's Day Scrapbook page for her. Let's hope that she will be here by then. So onto my project.......

This layout is made with Stampin' Up paper. The backdrop is blushing bride pattern designer paper. I also used blushing bride, perfect plum, bravo burgundy, sahara sand, early espresso, and pear pizzaz cardstock on this layout. "The greatest gift of" was cut on early espresso cardstock using a Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die called Naturally Serif, which I rolled through my Big Shot. I cut "LOVE", "Valentines 2011", and "Pasiley Grace" using my gypsy with the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge. "LOVE" was cut at 1 1/2 and the other two were cut at 1 1/4. The top picture box is cut at 4 1/2 by 6 1/2. The sahara sand box was cut at 5 by 5 1/2. I then punched the edges of this box with EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch. Then I cut the perfect plum stamped piece at 3 3/4 by 4 1/2. To make the heart stamps on there I used a Stampin Up Letter Plate called Heart Pressed. I took an ink pad and inked the plate then I sat my paper down on it and with the Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pad, I rolled it all through my Big Shot and it embossed and stamped the cardstock. The hearts were cut using the Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge at 3 1/2. I then embossed the "Paisley Grace" with Sizzix Texture Plates Kit #4. Its a heart plate. 
The corners of the picture boxes are punched with an EK Success corner punch. I added a 2 inch stirp of per pizzaz designer cardstock at the bottom. I know that seems like a lot, but this was a really easy layout to make, and I really like how it turned out. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Now onto the fun part my BLOG CANDY.. Please become a follower and leave a comment and you will be in to win my blog candy. Since this is a Valentine's Blog Hop I am going to give away valentine products. 

If you are having trouble seeing what you can win I will list the items. 

Scotch ATG Refill Rolls
Jolee's heart bling
4 yards of Valentine ribbon
a wood mounted Heart stamp
a tube of Diamond jewels
2 sets of Valentine clear stamps
a shiny red bottle of Stickles. 

Also I want to announce that I am a Stampin Up! Demonstrator and if I hit 25 followers I will pick a winner who will get to pick out $20 from Stampin Up! This is a great prize (I think!). Stampin Up has great products and I love to introduce people to their stuff. Once again to enter to win this prize just follow my blog and I will chose a winner once I have 25 followers. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next stop is my Aunt Patti at Patti's Paper FunHere is the line for the Lots of Love Blog Hop if you lost your place. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lots of Love Blog Hop on Feb. 12.. Hope to see you there!!

Hey everyone, 

I am super excited to say that I will be part of the LOTS OF LOVE BLOG HOP on Saturday, February 12th. There will be approximately 11 awesome ladies with great projects to share with you. I am giving away some really great blog candy. Also, if I hit 25 followers I will also  be giving away a great gift to one of my followers.

Hope to see you at the hop ladies!!!



Well I hope everyone is doing great this Tuesday morning. Can you believe that it is February already? I am really excited to announce that I have been awarded the Stylish Blog Award from http://scrappinc.blogspot.com/.. Thank you Cindy! What an honor!!  I love to share my projects with other crafting people via my blog, because I don't know many crafters in my area.

To accept this Stylish Blog Award, I must do the following: 1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award 2. Share 8 things about yourself 3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered 4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards
1. I love scrapbooking and card making
2. I love shopping!!
3. I have a little over a year left before I graduate with my teaching degree.
4. I love spending time with my husband!!
5. I think my 4 year old step-daughter is the funniest little girl ever.
6. I love to be extremely organized.
7. I love watching movies and listening to music.
8. And most important. I am SUPER excited to be a mom to my first baby in approximately 3 weeks or less!!!
I'm awarding this Stylish blog award to the ladies below:


 Thank you ladies for sharing your work with all of us out there in the blog worlds. It is honor share my work with everyone and to see everyone's work..

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lots and Lots to Share

So I have kind of slacked on getting my cards up to share with you all. I have 4 cards that I am posting tonight. Its been at least a few days since I have made these cards, so I might not have the whole recipe for each card. If you have any questions about a certain card though, feel free to contact me and I will look up my recipes. 

Card #1
This card is a Thank You card that I made for a friend of ours that works with my husband and sent home some extra coupons with him. I have started doing coupons for 2011, so that we can try to save some money with the new baby being here any day now. This card was cut using "Just Because Cards" at 5 inches. The paper is all from Stampin up! I cut this adorable snail with the Create a Critter cartridge at 3 inches. I used an edge punch from Martha Stewart. I added some ribbon and I Rock bling to the card as well as Stickles. Hope you enjoyed the card. 

Card #2

 I made this adorable Birthday card using "Just Because Cards", and cut the card at 5 1/2 inches. All of this cardstock is from Stampin up!. I cut this cute flowers with Sugar and Spice cartridge (I Think**). I took the main the center paper of the flowers and embossed them with a cuttlebug folder to add some texture. I then added stickles to make the card shine.

Card #3

This Birthday card is an A2 card. The plain cardstock is from Stampin Up! and the patterned paper is some extra that I had laying around. I embossed the pattern paper with a cuttlebug embossing folder. Each of the cut outs were cut from the Twinkle Toes cartridge. The stamps are both from clear stamp packs that I bought at Michael's. I colored in the candles with some sparkle gel pens and added ribbon and bling to make the card a little extra special. 

Card #4

 I really love how this Birthday card turned out. This also is an A2 sized card. The cardstock is from Stampin Up! and the patterned paper is just something that I had. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the pink cardstock. The cut outs were once again cut with Twinkle Toes cartridge (I love the designs on this cartridge). The stamps came from Michael's. I colored in the cake with sparkle gel pins. I added some brads and some bling to the card. The white ribbon on the card is from Joann Fabrics and the brown Happy Birthday ribbon is from my Aunt's collection. 

Well I hope you all enjoyed my cards and I hope to be better at putting them up as soon as I make them. Like I said before I am pregnant right now and my baby is due in like 3 more weeks, so we expect her anytime. I will be kind of busy over the next few weeks, but I plan on still making time for my crafting. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Fun and Easy Valentines Card

The card is made using Stampin' Up cardstock. I am unsure where the patterned paper is from. I have had it for quite sometime now. The paper is cut using the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge and the heart is cut from the Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite Cartridge. I believe the ribbon is from Michael's. I added some Stickles and bling to make the card shine. Hope you like this quick and easy card. Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Pink Stamper DT Entry

Hello, hope everyone is having a great week. This is the card I made for The Pink Stamper Design Team. I am really hoping to get picked for the team. I am a huge Pink Stamper fan and I would really hope to have the chance to share my designs with many more people.. 

For this card I used my new favorite cartridge Twinkle Toes Lite Cartridge to cut the dancing poodle. The colored paper is by Stampin' Up and the patterned paper is from DCWV and the Paper Studio. The "Happy Birthday" stamp comes from My Pink Stamper set Family and Friends. The ribbon is from Michaels and I added some bling to make the card shine. 

I made this card for my design team entry, but I plan to send it to my niece for her birthday. I know that she will really love the colors chosen and the poodle. Good luck to everyone that has entered the challenge for the design team. I have seen a lot of great designs out there.