Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!

I just cannot believe how this year has just flown by. It's been a big year for our family. There have been many happy smiles and tears of sadness shed. There have been new relationships, friendships. There have been losses of loved ones. There have been new beginnings, some things in limbo and some things that just come to an end. We have had to say goodbye to our dear Abuelito Gonzalo, Tío Ramon and a family friend may you rest in peace, we think about you every day.
I would like to take a moment to thank all of my new and continued friendships found right here in Blogger World. There are some special BFF's, I would like to share with everyone how much I love them and don't know what I would do without you guys. You’re awesome listeners, sharers, inspirational and you totally rock! You ladies know who you are and I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Have a Happy New Year filled with cheer and prosperity and most importantly stay healthy.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland Mini Album

Christmas Cards

Happy Saturday Everyone!Just coming by to share most of my Holiday cards.I've been wanting to post them for a week now but, Oh my gosh I've been busy...Shopping, work, the kids,gingerbread house making, baking, and Christmas parties WoWsies it's been crazy!!!So sit back, relax, take a look and enjoy!

Vintage Christmas Banners

I've been tucked away in my studio working on all of my Holiday projects. Here are a couple of Vintage Christmas Banners that I came up with. Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In the spirit of Thanksgiving week I thought I would share some of the things that I’m thankful for:
My Children
My Family
My Health
My Parents
My Friends
My Creativity
Fulfilling my dreams this year
Traveling to foreign countries
Standing on the tops of mountains
Being able to laugh
Accomplishing goals
Being a nice person
Knowing when to quit
Being debt-free
Being financially secure
Being able to work for myself
Being an American
The seasons
And so on and on, I can make it longer!
But, I won’t… Lol
So tag you’re it! What are you thankful for?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Vintage Mini Kit

All 4 kits are now sold out. Thank you

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blog Candy Winners

Congratulations and thank you to all of my subscribers.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blog Candy... Just Because!

Welcome to my first Blog Candy. I'm so excited to give all of these wonderful prizes away just because. All of the rules are bellow. Have fun and good luck.

1.) Become a follower on my blog and leave a comment on this post.

2.) Subscribe to my YouTube channel (icarrillodesigns) and leave a comment.

3.) Mention my blog, YouTube channel, or blog candy on your blog and include a link to

If you do all 3, you get entered in the drawing 3 times with a greater chance of winning the blog candy! It really is that simple! If you are already a follower on my blog and /or are subscribed to my YouTube channel, you are automatically entered in the drawing 3x if you complete #3 above (otherwise, you are entered only twice.)

After I announce the winner. I will ask that person to email me their mailing address so I can ship the Blog Candy out.

Thanks for playing along and good luck to all you scrappers, bloggers and YouTubers out there!

Friday, October 9, 2009

So I’ve been offline for a while

For this blog entry, I want to talk about a subject that has nothing to do with scrapbooking or card making. I’ve been gone first for lovely vacations with family, then because of the worst, and I’m still feeling pretty sad these days…
I write about things, objects, people, experiences that inspire me. Well my Father-in-law or Dad as I called him inspired me. Unfortunately we lost him at the very young age of 67 due to a horrible car accident, and will be missed. This was crushing news to all of us especially my children. He was an amazing person with so much enthusiasm and energy, a great outdoorsman and a fabulous hunter. I even have one of his trophies in my den.
I’m so glad my kids especially the boys got to experience their granddad this past summer. They went on hunting trips and fishing trips all summer long with him and can’t stop telling the wonderful stories about their grandpa and it brings tears to my eyes. My daughter made a “goodbye” card for him and enclosed was this beautiful passage:
I have many fond memories of you Grandpa. I look forward to seeing you again "soon" (at least in the eternal timeframe!) and giving you a big hug!

We were SO lucky to have him in our lives and for me it was an honor to know such an incredible individual. He was always warm to me and I have many fond memories of him as well, Dad you will be dearly missed but your memories will forever live in our hearts.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The, “I’m back from vacation but oh so tired” post!

Not to be counted as an actual post, obviously. Just a note, a memo if you will, to say that I’m now back from my long and much needed vacation. I traveled to Mexico and have tons of pictures to share with you. Traveling for about 34 days has its consequences, but all is good for me. I have to say that I enjoyed myself and am ready to get back in gear. Will write more once I catch up with tons of emails, mail, photo uploading, maybe some cleaning lol and some sleep. (Note I also need to schedule time to respond to e-mails)
In the mean time some photos:
Wow I wanna go back now!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ATC Cards

Just a reminder ATC Cards are due today. BTW I was so impressed by the fabulous work you all have done on the cards. I have had video camera trouble and this is why I haven't posted a video with April and May's ATC's I should be able to get one up shortly though. Take care and I can't wait to see what you all came up with this month.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 92

Happy Father's Day!

Hello! I hope you all had a happy Father's Day weekend. I've been a bit busy with my family and friends that were in from out of town. Here is a card and some layouts I came up with as a Father's day gift.

The stamp set is from Stampin' Up and I colored the images in with Copic Markers.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mojo Monday 89

Wow! I'm Back... took some time off between my daughter's 8th grade graduation and some vacation time. I couldn't pass up this Mojo Monday. Enjoy and make sure to come back soon for more up coming projects. Happy Monday everyone.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Friday Everyone

Another Friday is here and I didn't meet my goal for this week. I was sopposed to make 5 layouts and 5 cards. I only made 3 layouts and 3 cards. I guess that's more than half so YeePee for me lol. well I hope you enjoy these creations. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mojo Monday 86

Happy Monday!

Check Spelling
This was fun to make for Mojo Monday. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Birthday Wish

Birthday card for my nephew.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mojo Monday 85

Happy Monday Everyone!

Just Flew by to say Merci!

This little bird stamp is by Hero Arts and I used Copic #'s R27, Y19,, & YG17.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Springs in Bloom

This is a Hello/Mother's Day card for my lovely Sis-in-law. I named it Springs in Bloom, the stamps I used are form Hero Arts and Inkadinkado.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stampin' Up Promo

Ok so I have to share… After much consideration and thought I have decided to become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. I mean who can pass up this offer they’ve got going! I signed on through my great friend Debbie; she is just fabulous make sure to check out her blog WooHoo Deb we will have loads of fun being artistic and creating wonderful things together. I can’t wait to place my order at cost of course YEEPIE! And the most exciting part is that I only paid $75 bucks to sign up! So if anyone is interested now is the time to do it. Contact me and I’ll get you started What you want to ask for is the "Scrapbooking Starter Kit" I highly recomend this outstanding opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday everyone. :-)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 84

Happy Monday everyone! This was a cute one to make for my Mojo Monday. I used Riley Moose tractor stamp, Basic Grey paper Copic #’s E27, B52, E15, Y27, Y11, May Arts ribbon & SU hodgepodge hardware

Saturday, April 25, 2009

ATC Cards

Hi guys, the cards are due today!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So I'm Copic Certified. YEA!!!

Oh my gosh I had a wonderful time at my Copic Certification class in (San Francisco) Burlingame to be exact! I learned so many new techniques and me some amazing ladies/artists.
~Marianne Walker from of Copic Markers/Imagination International Inc. taught the class she was great oh and by the way did I mention she is funny too! I also met Cambria Turnbow from Our Craft Lounge she helped teach the class and was darling. These lovely ladies took time to explain the all the techniques well. I will be posting some of the work I did while at the class later.
I want to send a special shout out to my table mates Alicia, Theresa, and all the ladies at our table. It was wonderful meeting you all. I

Thank you for stopping by!

Copic Certification Class Today

I’m off to San Francisco today for a Copic Certification class. It seems like I never am able to get away for class or events, I’m just thrilled that there is a class nearby me. Now I’ll be able to teach Copic Marker classes if I want and also hope to pick up a few new tips. As you know, I love my Copic Markers. I’m hooked for life with these awesome markers I will update you guys how my class went later.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Golden Hamburgh Grape - Copic Markers

Here is what I did with some new Copic techniques I leaned. Enjoy!

I used E57,G12Y11,Y26,YG17, At You Spica in Green & 0 Colorless Blender