Thursday, August 20, 2009

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! I just went onto Spellbinder's Blog and Stacey Caron (the owner) announced the Grand Prize Winner of the Pendant Project Contest---and it's ME!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Now, I get to choose $500 worth of Spellbinder's Dies; and I also get over $500 worth of products from their cross-promotional companies---Scrapbook Adhesives, My Mind's Eye, Clear Snap, Core`dinations & Just Rite

I am SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I can't believe that I won---this is just too awesome.


Monday, August 17, 2009

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! I am in the top 5 for Spellbinders Pendant Project Contest! :) They just announced it on their blog this morning. So, you can check it out @ (click on the BLOG heading at the top of the page). It's alphabetical by first name, so I'm #2.
They chose my "Heritage" mini album. (To see the whole album, keep scrolling down on my blog, Spellbinders only posted the front & back page).
August 20 I'll know if I won the grand prize, which is $500 worth of dies, a die case & products from other companies, or 2-5 place which is $100 worth of dies. It's through, so they don't actually pick the winner----I've just got to think positive that it'll be me! :)
Whatever happens. . . they chose me, my work is posted on their blog, and I'm guranteed $100 worth of dies---not to bad if you ask me!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This is the name of my new class on Friday nights at Hobby Lobby. Please check back on my blog for upcoming dates and times of classes.

SEPTEMBER: "Card Making Classes"
Sept. 11 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Sept. 25 5:30-8:00 p.m.

2 cards/class ~ $10 each class

ALL materials will be provided!


Margarita Ybarra

(970) 245-2964
These are my display items for Hobby Lobby, that will be placed in their display cabinet. Creative Crafts will be the name of my class on Friday nights. All crafts will use a Spellbinder's Die in the project! :)

This is my sign featuring all the info. about my "Creative Crafts," class. September's classes will be "card making."

L2-10 "Mystic font"
S7-013 Heirloom Scroll Border Grand
S4-161 Labels 1

"Thinking of You card"

S4-206 Renaissance Hearts Pendants
S4-215 Renaissance Hearts Pendant Petite Borderabilities

"Winter Wonderland card"

S4-129 Classic Scalloped Squares ~ small
S4-223 Create a Flake 2

"Autumn Treats Box"

S4-102 Fall Harvest
S3-150 Ribbon Tags Trio

Friday, August 7, 2009

Guess who's going to be teaching scrap-booking/card-making classes (using the Wizard of course) at Hobby Lobby??? ME!!!!!!!!! :)
I have signed up to teach classes on (every other) Friday night from 5:30 - 8:00, at H.L., starting September 11. I am soooo excited!!!
So, now I just have to make a sign, advertising my class, and some sample cards or layouts, for H.L. to display for me. Hopefully I'll get some interest----H.L. is the only store here in G.J. that sells Spellbinder's dies, but they don't sell the Wizard.
I hope this goes well----I've never taught a class before! :(
As soon as I get my samples done, I will post them on my blog.
I love this card! I'm not usually a big fan of flowers, but I LOVE fall colors, so this works for me. :) Of course I chalked all the edges (I even chalked the felt flowers in the bottom right corner). A bit obsessive, I know---but chalk makes everything look better!!! :)
Today is my Dad's birthday, so I thought I would post the card I made for him. It's soooo hard making a card for a guy. I LOVE adding embellishments to EVERYTHING-----and that really doesn't work for a guy's card too well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

So, the following 3 entries on my blog are projects I made for Spellbinder's Pendant Projects Contest. I think they turned out fantastic!!! I'm sitting on pins & needles now waiting to see if I'm one of the final 5---August 17, I'll know. If so. . . then I have to mail my entries to Spellbinders, and a panel of judges will pick the winner and that will be announced on August 20. Too long to wait!!!!! :)
Graphic 45 Altered Box

Tools/Dies: S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants & S4-213 Fleur De Lis Borderabilities Petite

Ink: Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan & Copic Markers

Paper: Graphic 45 & Core` dinations

Accessories: Pearls, ribbon, safety pin & brads

This box is my "Altered Item," project for Spellbinder's Pendant Projects Contest

Graphic 45 Card

Tools/Dies: S4-217 In Spades Borderabilities Petite

Ink: Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan

Paper: Graphic 45

Accessories: Pearls, ribbon, safety pin & key charm

This is my "card project," for Spellbinder's Pendant Project Contest.

Graphic 45 Mini Album

Tools/Dies: S4-207 Kaleidoscope Pendants, S4-216 Kaleidoscope Borderabilities Petite & S3-150 Ribbon Tags Trio

Ink: Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan

Paper: Graphic 45

Accessories: brads, hemp, ribbon & buttons

I made this mini album using old family photos from the 1800's & 1900's. This is my "mini album" project for Spellbinder's Pendant Project Contest. :)

"Haute Couture cards"

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Graphic 45 paper??? If I haven't. . . .well, let's just say it's one of my all time favorites. I love vintage stuff, and that is what they specialize in: 1920's & 1930's.

These are some of my favorite cards that I've made.

Well, we just had our second Stampin' Up Club party, on August 1. I was the hostess for this party, so you know what that means.....FREE STUFF!!!

The coffee cup card was my "exchange card," and the stamp set is actually from Stampin' Up (like 10 years ago). :)

As you can see, we made 3 cards this time!!! Thank you Karen for coming all this way (she lives in Castle Rock, which is on the eastern slope of CO.---we are on the western slope), and showing us how to make these wonderful cards. :)