Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Hey everyone!!! I am so sorry that I have been totally MIA!!!! Life is passing my by too quickly. I have school 4 nights a week and I work two jobs. I was finally certified to teach at Michael's but I am only available on the weekends and its hard fitting my class in with the others so I am thinking of giving my notice and closing that chapter for a short time.

I have also started to sell Close To My Heart and you can purchase from me at:

http://alina.ctmh.com/  for every order over $75.00 I will personally send a package of SPECIAL items!!!

I have still been crafting just not as much as I would like. I do a little here and a little there but I still have a family that needs and wants me. I will be heading to PaperDollHouse in Sycamore, Illinois 60178 July and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am. I don't plan on sleeping at all but I am sure I will have to miss a few seconds of fun to get some sleep and make sure that I eat!!

Well, I have to get back to class but here are some projects I made and sketches I like....
used Close To My Heart products...see the link above

 Page 1 of a two page lo for Michaels

 Page 2 of a two page lo for Michaels

tags made for a baby boy babyshower

LO I made to promote scrapbooking at Michaels

I made this card for my grandfathers birthday

This is a canvas I made for my grandmother on Mother's day

LO also made for Michael's

Flowers I made for a swap with some FB friends

Another Close to my Heart card

LO made for Michaels

These are screen prints of my email but I like these sketches:

Thank you for visiting and I will try to post more SOON!!!!

Don't forget to check out my youtube too at

Have a crafty time!!!!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hey! Welcome to the April 8th "Layout Blog Hop" (inspired by the Youtube Layout Hop)

This is the line-up in case you need it...

1-Zoe - http://www.CraftyX.blogspot.com/
2- Damaris - http://www.AtStudioD.blogspot.com/
3- Sharon- http://smscrapperdesigns.blogspot.com/
5-Jessica - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
6- Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
7- Adrienne- http://www.paperdivascraps.blogspot.com/

Everyone on the hop makes awesome Layouts and we are here to inspire the creation of more layouts...its the core of scrapbooking and we don't want this to get lost in all the new and different projects we all work on. Zoe came up with the idea of the Youtube Layout Hop and together with her and Nancy they run a great monthly video hop so don't forget to look for us all on youtube.

On to my Layout :
I used the new digi collection from : Art Made with Heart and some paint, paper and my two youngest latest class pictures. I had fun and I hope you can see all the details. I really love that you can print everything and cut...I don't have a cameo but I bet it would have been great for this project....Oh well I enjoyed doing this layout. please leave a comment below for a chance to win my blog candy....btw I just became a consultant for Close to my heart so I might decide to give something from Close to my heart as blog candy if I have enough real comments.

I used my LSG spray to add sparkle but you can't really see it.

Thank you for hopping with us and HAVE  A WONDERFUL EASTER!!!!!


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Bunny Hop 3/31-04/01

Welcome to Erica's super fun Bunny Blog hop...

I have a friend of mine who is super talented and she loves making things for the holidays so for this first day I decided to have her help me out and make the first project. She does not have a blog so this is a fun start to the blogging world for her.

Day 2:

For my little box I used the pizza box cut from Tags, bags, boxes and more 2
for the bunny I used Cricut Cake, Holiday Cakes
and the sentiement is from My Creative Time "Happy Hunting"
The papers are from DCWV

DAY 1:
Please leave a comment for Wendy and let her know what you think....

I hop you like it and don't forget to follow along the entire hop :)

She you tomorrow with another Bunny project!!!

Blog Candy:


dont forget to catch the WONDERFUL sales at

If you missed any blogs along the way please go back and comment to be entered to win the I-top....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

3D Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3D Blog Hop this hop is going to have projects that are all 3D. To be eligible for the grand prize drawing you must leave a comment for everyone and become a follower. The winner will be announced one week after the hop closes so that everything can be checked. Here is a list of all the crafty bloggers....

Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Tanya- http://ScrappyScavenger.blogspot.com
Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
Stephanie: http://www.whimsical-designs.com/
Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Yvette http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://thecrafterscottage.blogspot.com
Lisa P. - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Erica- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Alina  http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Digi layout

Just had to share


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, February 27, 2012

SHabby Accents Blog Hop 2/27-28

Welcome to the Shabby Accents Blog Hop!!!

Our Sponsors:

The Funkie Junkie's Boutique - $15.00 Gift Certificate

Sa Crafters - $20.00 Gift Certificate

Please follow along as the following crafters showcase their handmade Shabby Chic Accents. Be sure to visit each blog, as each artist will be having a giveaway. Also, we have a couple of awesome sponsors who have generously donated for a “Grand Prize Giveaway”. Their shops are full of shabby goodness. To qualify, all you have to do is become a follower if not already and leave a comment on each blog stating you are a follower, or have become one.

The shabby chic style has been around for many many years, originating from Great Britain, where time worn items were showcased in most country homes. Today’s essence of shabby chic is to achieve that time worn layered vintage look from yesteryear by painting, distressing, dying or tea staining. Now we bring it to you right from our craft tables.

For my project I used some paper that I bought at Walmart with some random lace and trims that I had in my stash and all the stamped quotes are from Pink By Design. For the red and polka dot paper I used BoBunny paper (my fave). By the way...I made this out of toliet paper rolls that I painted white and brushed with pink.

Next stop:

The line up:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bella Scrapbook Designs Baby Blog hop Feb 25, 2012

Welcome to the last stop on the Baby blog hop hosted by Sylvia- http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
You should have found me from Vicki -
if not please try to start at the beginning for this fun hop.

I made an entire 8x8 scrapbook album for a new baby my in-laws side of the family and I am posting the first few pages so you can see.

I am last on the hop and I hop you enjoyed yourself! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend.

Blog Lineup

1. Sylvia- http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
2. Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
3. Sandy Suarez- http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/
4. Patricia Carrillo- http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/
5. Gaby Villasenor- http://www.gabycreates.com/
6. Anita Cannon- http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
7. Eva Laney- http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/
8. Veronica Gonzalez- http://mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
9. Diana Rivero- http://www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/
10. Esther Porter- http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/
11. Pam ~ http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
12.Evila French - http://www.frenchconnectiondesigns.blogspot.com/
13.Tonya Morgan http://www.ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com/
14.Zenita Smith== http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
15. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
16.Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
17. Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
18.Alina Coronado- http://www.neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome ladies to the Mixed Media Blog Hop hosted by Monica at Scraps to Treasure. She is the first stop and I am the second so you should be coming here straight from Monica.

This hop will not have a long list because it involves a little more work and it is going to broaden everyone's creative by introducing everyone to the world of mixed media along with altered which of course everyone is familiar with.
For those who may not know what it is: Mixed media uses things like -
•Gel Mediums
•Molding Paste

But it is a simple as using glimmer mist on a tag or using game pieces and alcohol inks.Everyones take on it is different and I hope you enjoy all the creations and GOOD LUCK to the winner!! Be sure to become a follower on each blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE which is pictured/listed below.

These are the products I used: 

Here are a couple links of more mixed media items I have created recently...



Please DO NOT forget to comment so you can be a lucky winner!!

Next: Julie - http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

This is our list of fabulous crafters:

Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
Melissa H.- http://timeweavers.wordpress.com/
Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Sylvia- http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
Liz -http:// http://www.scrapiliciouslife.blogspot.com/
Paula - http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com/
Evila - http://www.frenchconnectiondesigns.blogspot.com/
Nouel - http://www.royalmidnightcraftcreations.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/
Creations Etc. - http://alwaysforever.ning.com/


SVG Attic - $10 Gift Certificate
Creations Etc: - Mixed Media Kit
Scraptastical Creations - $20 Gift Certificate
Sentiment Stamp Set - Whimsical Designs

Be sure to become a follower on each blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE:

Creations Etc - Mixed Media Kit: Items to altered, Glitter/Embossing Powders, Chipboard Pieces, Clipboard, Journal Book , Embellies

Closeup of Glitter/Embossing Powders

Whimsical Stamp Set - Whimsical Designs Thanks Stephanie!!!

$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate - SVG Attic - Thanks Jessica!!!

$10 Gift Certificate - SVG Attic

Have a crafty day!!