Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Challenge - Cameo Creations

Welcome to the Cameo Creations Challenge!


We are about to say goodbye to 2012 and HELLO 2013!! So we have a new challenge for you: NEW YEAR'S!  Come and show us your projects and you could win a $10 gift certificate to Lettering Delights. Our challenges are now running for a whole month so you have plenty of time to think about something cute and post it on the Cameo Creations' page.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Tags - Sketch/Pen Holder



Hello everybody!

This is a super quick project I whipped today. After finishing wrapping the presents, my daughter pointed that the presents had no tags! So how could they know which one belongs to her or her sister. I really don't have much time for stamping or print and cutting or layering and last year most of the tags I hung with twine came off because we open our gifts at my SIL's house in Charleston.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa Card - Print and Cut


Tomorrow is the last day of class at my daughter's school and she just asked me to make Christmas cards for her friends, oi! I have been in so much pain today, my heels hurt so much I can barely stand up or walk, well...everything hurts and I keep repeating to myself: Only 6 more weeks, only 6 more weeks! I have never wished the year was over so badly like I do now hahaha.

Anyways, back to the cards...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Rhinestones and baby blanket.

Hello, hello!! Yesterday was my daughter's 7th birthday and this is the second year I get to make her a birthday shirt using my Cameo. Remember last year's post? Find it here for the rhinestones tutorial.

She wanted rhinestones this time and I was so excited to make something using the thousands of stones I got last year when Sil. America had the big Black Friday sale and New Year's sale, lol

This is super quick, no tutorial since it was very late when I got a chance to cut my template and because the design has different colors of rhinestones, I had to put then ONE BY ONE. Having a quick pick was such a wonderful help but it still took me a while to set the stones in place.

Here is the cut out of my template


Of course you have to use the part WITH the holes but I love how clean my silhouette cut the template paper. I used the Rhinestone Template cut option that is already in the default settings. It worked perfectly! I had to put my paper on a mat because it was very small to fit under the rollers.

Here it is! A plain Old Navy shirt all "blinged" up :P


Now, onto baby things! Remember I was on self inflicted bed rest? LOL. Well, if you have ever been on bed rest you know how bad and boring it can get so I decided to take into another one of my hobbies, crocheting! So, I made an infinity scarf (haven't pictured it yet) and a baby blanket. I can't believe I finished the blanket in such short time! Just 4 weeks which could have been less if I could understand written crochet instructions. The body of the blanket came from a magazine but I ended up ending it my way because I could not figure out the complicated rumble of directions in the magazine.

The beginning (11/12/12)

Two days later, lol


Four weeks later 12/12/12


It is so beautiful and I can't wait to use it <3...only 51 more days left (give or take)

see ya next time!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Latest Projects - Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Designs


Good afternoon my dear followers and visitors. Today is a very sad day for this country, my heart is with the family of the victims affected by the tragedy in Connecticut.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Ornament


A couple days ago I saw a picture of this amazing Christmas ornament made out of paper, of course, on one of my Facebook Silhouette users group. The ornament was originally featured in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. To be honest, I am a super fan of SU products but as expensive as they are, I doubt I would get into using their stuff exclusively. I have a craft budget to keep :P

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cameo Creations - Let it Snow Challenge

Hello my lovely readers!

It is Cameo Creations time! And this week we are getting into the Christmas spirit and we hope to inspire you to create and join us on this fun challenge.


For many of us, it is time of the year again, where we get ready to send update letters and Christmas cards to our families across the country or maybe the world (like in my case) This year, I planned on doing something quick and easy (ha!) instead of more elaborate and expensive cards like in previous years. Also, I decided that I would just send cards to my closest friends and family members and those who have sent us cards last year which, by the way, I like to save in a key chain ring.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cameo Creations Blog Hop - Thanksgiving



Hello Dear Followers! And newbies too.

Today is blog hop day and we have a great reason for it: THANKSGIVING! Let me tell you that this is by far and if not the only American tradition/holiday I love. I wait every year and count down the days until Thanksgiving day, it is just my favorite time of the year.

Here is the line up:



Monday, November 5, 2012

Baby Shower

Finally!! My baby shower came and went and I am glad it is over because I did so much to make sure everything went smoothly that I am beat! I will probably won't be the host or co-host of anything for a long, long time (until Thanksgiving maybe hahaha)


I want to start by giving special thanks to my lovely friends who helped me create all of the cuteness for my party. Lisa Norris from Pretty Paper Graphics who helped me get the graphics for the main theme of my shower: Grey, Yellow and White little cars. I am not a fan of sports or any of the "traditional" nursery themes out there and I found the perfect colors and everything else at Pottery Barn Kids, there is where I got the inspiration from. Lisa helped me get the graphics and svgs to work with.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Canister Box - Baby Shower Preview

Hello there!!

I keep telling you that I am going to show you what I have been making for my baby shower, well today I will give you a little preview. I want to take pictures of the table setting with everything I have made once the day of the party is on. Hopefully by Tuesday of next week.

Kelleigh has updated one of her templates that is so cute! The Canister Box. Inside of it, I will put some little prizes for the people that win in the baby shower games, fun! This box is perfect to fit some cookie cutters I bought at Joann's. Wait to see the top!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Trick or treat

Looks like somebody was ready for some trick or treating huh?


Muahahahaaaa!! I used one of my daughters' ugly dolls for the arms and legs, some fake blood (recipe courtesy of Jin from Under a Cherry Tree and I added the dawn suggested by one of her readers) and of course I had to incorporate my cameo on this little "craft", the pumpkin was made using last week's freebie from Pretty Paper Graphic's and a cupcake box from the silhouette store. I just cut the handles before adding the pumpkin from from PPG.

It was funny I went dressed like this to a Halloween party and one of my friend's friend was dressed as a doctor, we all had a good laugh with our matching costumes!!!

I hope you liked it too.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Treats - Cameo Creations Challenge

Hello my my friends!!

I am back with something so cute! This week we have a new Cameo Creations challenge: Halloween Treats Holders! How fun! And I wanted to treat you with one of my very, very few favorite candies: KIT KATS!

I used the Vintage Suitcase by Lori Whitlock and it was so easy to create. I had been intimidated by it for so long but today I wanted to create something Halloween-ish and this is what I came up with.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Cutting Fabric with my Cameo

Hello my dear followers and visitors!!

Today, I wanted to  make a quick entry and show you what I have been up to this week. I am on voluntary bed rest again and to not go nuts while laying in bed, I started making some hair clips made out of fabric. I first started cutting my own squares by hand and made a couple Kanzashi style flowers that came out looking beautifully! (here are some pictures with the instructions)

It all started with some fabric, first remnants from the clearance bin at Joann. Later I learned that buying quilting squares are better for my cameo :D because I don't have to resize or cut much. Here are some of the fabric I picked (that I haven't used)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

3D Cameo Creations Challenge.


Welcome crafty friends to a new Cameo Creations Challenge! Today, I will be your host. Thank you Monica for the great opportunity to be part of your awesome Design Team.

I got to choose the theme for this challenge. I wanted to make something in 3D and that includes things with dimension and my favorite are boxes! You know I love Kelleigh Ratzlaff's templates and I chose two of her files to work with. the first one is a Soap box.

The paper for the box and the rosette are patterns from the Silhouette store and this cute witch is from the Monster Mash Cutting file by Pretty Paper Graphics. I chose to do a print and cut instead of SVG piecing because the witch was too small and I didn't want to deal with the tiny pieces.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mojo Monday - 261


I haven't done this in a long, long time but this morning I had a chance to play with my cameo and I created a Halloween card with this week's Mojo sketch.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Favor Bag and Hourglass Box

Today I took a break from my self imposed bed rest (boo!!) I have sciatica and the bigger this baby gets, the worse I feel the pain on my legs and lower back. I think I might have to start going back to the chiropractor again.

Now, onto crafty business :D 

I made had the opportunity to work with two templates from Kelleigh Ratzlaff's store. The first one is seriously the cutest box EVER, you just have to have it in your library, it is seriously a MUST! This is my super duper favorite template of all times, including the files from the silhouette store. It is the Hourglass Box, look how cute it is! And so easy to put together, I might use this one for my baby shower favors.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

ANYTHING GOES!


Woohoo!! I can finally play with my Cameo Creations friends, hooray! Today's challenge is ANYTHING GOES, I love challenges that leave open doors to your imagination! I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge. I am sure it will be something so adorable!

This challenge is being sponsored by Dilo en EspaƱol - Say it in Spanish.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Clover Box and Little Girl Cards - Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Designs

Hi there! Today I wanted to show you two super duper cute templates part of Kelleigh Ratzlaff's designs. A Clover Box and a set of Baby Cards.

First, the clover box:

This was so easy to put together and decorate, I had so much fun playing with it and I am sure you will too.I love that Kelleigh's templates require very little adhesive and a few folds to get the final design beautifully ready to decorate. The butterfly and rosette files are from the silhouette store, I made an offset of the butterfly at 0.75 and cut it on a piece of leftover acetate I had from a stamp set I got in my stash (see, a frugal way to get the most out of your crafting supplies)


Friday, September 21, 2012

Football Cards and More

WOW, it feels like it has been forever since I last played with my cameo but the cable FINALLY came in and I was able to play some on Wednesday, I rested yesterday because we had a busy, busy day at the doctor's office and running errands but everything is OK and it is time to post what I have created so far.

The Cameo Creations blog hop was Fall/Football themed and these are the cards I had ready to go but couldn't cut because of the broken power cord.

The first card I made was this football helmet card, I used Pretty Paper Graphics cut file and it was so easy to put together. I made a mirrored copy of the helmet base, lined it up with the other side and welded the shaped together. If  you are doing this for the first time, I would recommend you to show the grid on your mat just to make sure the shapes are aligned and they will close evenly.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blog Hop - Cameo Creations Fall Theme


Hello Everybody!

Today is Blog Hop day for the Cameo Creations DT, come join us and enter your projects for a chance to win awesome prizes.

I have some good and bad news for you. Good news: Our vacation and 10th Wedding Anniversary/Renewal of vows was fantastic! Although traveling while pregnant and having to take care of a rumbustious 2 year old girl is a lot of work but I managed to survive the journey. Luckily, my husband is an awesome daddy and he took care of my daughter most of the time. My six year old is an experienced world traveler so for her walking, customs and sightseeing is like second nature lol.

Now the bad news :(

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge - Back to School


Cameo Creations brings you a new challenge, Back to School! This was a fun challenge and I have made a project using my beloved cameo and some silhouette files I purchased a while ago.

Come join us at Cameo Creations and submit your back to school project to be entered to win some cool prizes. Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook because we will have some awesome giveaways for Facebook fans too.

For this project I used the 3D bushel fruit basket and the sentiment is I love School, also from the silhouette store. Oh, and the border on the box is washi tape! Yes, washi tape from Target, I bought a pack of 4 different designs for $ 3 or 4 dollars. It is in the scrapbooking section.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School Blog Hop - Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Designs

Hello crafty friends! School is back on, yaay!! Well, for some of us, lol. I have to drive my daughter every morning to and from school because we do not like the school ratings of our school district. Anyways, back to school means MORE time to craft! I have made two projects in one week and today I will show you my first one. Make sure you come back next week to see the other back to school craft I made.

Did you know that The Digichick store crashed? Boy was that a mess! Kelleigh and the other talented designers that to work really hard to put their designs back in the web, the store is back up and working and we decided to just do a hop for the reopening of Kelleigh's store.

I have used this classic shape: Fancy Bag Template.



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cameo Creations Sketch Challenge

Hi and thanks for stopping by today. I hope you had a chance to enter the past Cameo Creations Challenge. This week, our challenge host is Kristy and she has created this wonderful sketch for us to play with:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pool Party Challenge

Welcome to this week's Cameo Creations Challenge!

I hope you had a wonderful week and you hoped with us on the Cupcake and Twine Challenge/Hop. Today we are going to present you with a new challenge, the theme is: POOL PARTY!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cameo Creations - Cupcake & Twine Blog Hop and Challenge



Hello Crafty friends!

      Welcome to the Cameo Creations Cupcake Blog Hop. We Hope you gain a lot of Sweet inspiration along the way! At Cameo Creations Challenges we are all about the Silhouette, all the time! If you have any Silhouette machine, whether it be the original Silhouette SD or the new Silhouette Cameo, Join us in on the fun.

     If you have arrived here from Ana's Blog you are on the right track! If you would like to start at the beginning, you may do so at www.monicascreativemadness.com .

As promised, here is my fabulous and ambitious project for today. This cupcake tower with cake stand included and ALL made of paper!! I used the cupcake box from Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Designs and the boxes and stand are from the silhouette store. I increased the size of the cupcake stand to fit the bottom box and added some beautiful rhinestones around my boxes for some additional WOW. the paper I used on the cupcake is from Echo Park (my favorite line!) and the pom pom on top was made using Trendy Twine.



Let me show you more of the details I put on my cake tower. Sooo cute!


Here is a close up of the cupcake box and pom pom on top.


Now, it is your turn to keep hoping with us and enter your cupcake project, there are amazing prizes for the winners! Your next sweet stop is: Jessica's Blog

HERE IS THE BLOG CANDY!!!

Our wonderful Sponsors for this Hop are:

Bugabo Stamps 7 Free digis, a $21 value


Trendy Twine: Go like their FB page https://www.facebook.com/trendy.twine and tell them that your are coming from Monica's Creative Madness Cupcake Blog Hop to be entered to win The Berry Mini Trio.

We also have:

Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Octagons S4-187

You have 2 weeks to enter your cupcake project. There will be 2 winners chosen by random.org on August 2nd.

Here is our sweet Line up:

Thanks for hoping along with us!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Getting Ready for Saturday's Blog Hop


I have to start this post with an apology for not posting anything in so long. I have been quite busy and without any inspiration, I couldn't come and post anything that wasn't good enough to share. But today my mojo showed up for a bit and I took advantage of it :D

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shadow Box - Cameo Creations Challenge

Helloooo there!! This challenge should have been the easiest one ever since the theme is ANYTHING GOES, but it was one of the hardest times for me to come with an idea of what to do for today's project. I had so many things in mind but when I tried to execute these things, nothing came together and my inspiration was GONE!

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago I got a big order from Unity Stamps, they had an online garage sale and lots of their loose stamps were up for grabs in these little packs. To be totally honesty, I wasn't too thrilled with what I got because from all things they had, this chick that doesn't scrapbook got a bunch of journaling and scrapbooking related stamps lol. I was giving myself a hard time trying to figure out what to do with these stamps. There was a balloon stamp that caught my eye, I knew I wanted to use it for my next project and here it is:

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun at the Fair Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Fun at the Fair Blog Hop hosted by Sandra, for this time we thought it would be fun to do a Fair themed hop to see lots of fun Fair inspiration.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge - Summer Theme


Hello my dear followers!! I hope you had a great Father's Day weekend like mine. FINALLY!!! My crafting space is back to normal! My husband finished putting extra coats of sealer on the wood floors and we put the furniture back in place since the floors are dry and ready to go.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Bog Hop



Welcome to My Dad's the Greatest Blog Hop. Today we are honoring our Husbands, Dads, Grand Fathers, Uncles, and Big Brothers... Who ever made a significant, loving mark in your life? Do you remember your father being so big in your eyes, that he could protect you from anything? He was the one who would barbecue or mow the grass. He would go off to work every day and come home tired and still make time to laugh and play. He didn't mind that every Father's Day, he got a tie or slippers. He was our protector!!

Today we have some wonderful, talented women who would like to show that their Dad is the Greatest!! In case you get lost the hop starts at Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com 


  1. Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com 
  2. Colleen ~ http:www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com 
  3. Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com 
  4. Kristy ~ http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com 
  5. Nancy ~ http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/ 
  6. Ana Maria ~ http://www.shortycreations.com/ 
    7.  Jaime ~  http://www.jamielindstromdesigns.com 

We will have Blog Candy!!! It’s a fun stamp set from Tim Holtz “Life’s a Journey” to one lucky winner that leaves a comment on every blog.

If you arrived from Jamie, then you are on the right track.

For this hop, I decided to use my Chomas Creations Pen Holder and my newest favorite crafting tool, the sharpie liquid pencil, OMG that pen is a must along with your Chomas pen holder, look at all the details on this sketch!!! All drawn with the sharpie liquid pen.

Also, I wanted to give this card dimension since it was a sketch and since I had some scrap sketches from my previous try outs of this one, I cut the fishing pole and used some Trendy Twine for the fishing string. My husband loves fishing and this card is going to be perfect for him, especially when he sees the sentiment I drew for the inside part.



The files and supplies I used are:


Kraft paper
Fishing Scene
Chomas Pen Holder *the sharpie pencil is too small to fit inside the Chomas pen holder but I took it apart and inserted the inside barrel and it worked perfectly, as you can see on this picture, or you can buy the marker holder to make it easier ;)



Thanks for stopping by. Now I must send you to Eileen to see what fabulous project she has in store for you!

Don’t forget, to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop.

Happy Hopping!!