Crafty Gals Corner - Owner & DT Coordinator

Crafty Gals Corner - Owner & DT Coordinator
January 2015 - Current

Faery Ink DT

Faery Ink DT
January 2015 - Current

Conie Fong Art & Design Coordinator

Conie Fong Art & Design Coordinator
January 2016 - Current

MoonFlower DT

MoonFlower DT
March 2016 - October 2016

Paper Temptress DT

Paper Temptress DT
October 2015 - June 2016

Sassy Studio Designs FB Coodinator & DT

Sassy Studio Designs FB Coodinator & DT
April 2015 - February 2016

Ching Chou Kuik FB DT

Ching Chou Kuik FB DT
September 2015 - April 2016

GDT - April 2015

GDT - March & April 2015

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Faery Ink DT Call!

Hello Hello!

Well, it's official! I final have more time for crafting! 

Back in April, I went back to work full time. Although, it obviously had it's benefits I truly missed being home with my daughter and getting time to play around with my crafty things.

So, my last post was my way of saying ...I'm baaaaaack! I have also decided that I would love to reapply for a position at the Faery Ink DT! I've been on the team since January 2015, and I have loved every minute of it. Amanda truly has a gift, and I'm so excited that I have been able to partake in her DT and I would love to continue to do so!

If you haven't already please be sure to stop by the Faery Ink shop and check out Amanda's amazing art! I probably own 100+ of her amazing stamps. Just about every one of them actually! There are so many amazing ones, and it's incredibly hard to pick a favorite, but I think it would be:

Destiny Snow Whisper Kiss by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com

It is a new stamp,  but I just LOVE it! It makes for such a beautiful image to color as simply or complexly as you want! Plus, I just LOVE the Arielle & Destiny Line of characters!


My three favorite projects created with Faery Ink Stamps are as follows:

Original Post Here 

Original Post Here

Original Post Here


I also really enjoyed coloring this little gal right here - who is a FREEBIE by the way!

I've always been a people person, and I especially enjoy viewing fellow crafty friends work! I believe the purpose of a design team is to showcase an artists work and all the different ways it can be used. For example, people interpret images differently and given the same image to 10 people - no 2 people will make the exact same card. I love seeing the versatility and different ways people create with the same image.

Unfortunately, when I started working I had to let go of almost all the Design Teams that I was on, which at the time, was 6 different teams. The only ones I was able to keep up with are Faery Ink and the one that I run. Now, that I quit my job, I have much more time to create like I used to!

I really enjoy making cards, although I do enjoy the occasional Art Journal page as well! It something I'm still pretty new at, and still learning. My favorite part of any image though, is actually coloring it.

My choice medium for coloring is hands down Copics! I started off with Spectrum Noir's in 2012 and really enjoyed them for a while. However, When I started trying do detail work they just didn't work for me. The bullet nibs aren't flexible enough, and the brush tips they came out with were just big for me. My mom had some Copics and I used hers for a couple images, and decided that I just HAD to switch! So I did, and I'm about 50 markers shy of owning the WHOLE set! 

I do not sell my projects, I prefer to give them to loved ones on their special occasions and recently I donated about 95 of my projects to a Women's Shelter - you can view it here

At the moment, the only social media sites that I am active on is Facebook and Pinterst. I see so much inspiration from those sites, and I hope I provide some in return. I think it's absolutely worthwhile to read other peoples projects, tutorials, and such. This is how we all grow as crafters, by learning from one another. 

I really enjoy helping people, and although I haven't narrowed it down specifically yet. I feel as though providing advice, and non biased is almost a calling of mine. I did get my Bachelors degree in Psychology, and late in life I may still purse my Masters.

Thank you for taking the time to read my portfolio for my DT application with Faery Ink!

Good luck to all the other applicants.

Hugs,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations 2nd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop!

Hello Lovely People!

It has been quite sometime since I have been able to blog - things just got crazy there for a little while! You know, the little thing called LIFE that pulls us away from our crafty dream world? 

I'm so glad to say though, that I will be back here enjoying all your crafty creations and sharing my projects again! I couldn't think of a better way to kick off my return than a wonderful Giving Thanks blog hop by STAMPlorations!


Shery, the wonderful owner and creator behind the line of STAMPlorations asked various challenge blog owners if they'd like to Guest DT on this wonderful event! I jumped at the chance and hoped my crafty mojo would kick in!

I was given the "Many Blessings" Package to work with and I just loved working with these products!
This set comes with the stamp set to left, the stencil and mask to the right, PLUS two dies! A die for the word "BLESSINGS" and a die for the pumpkin barrel. Here is what I created with the products:



There are so many wonderful prizes being offered! They are listed below:

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific


Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankfulbundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]


Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.


Also, Shery is having a Thanksgiving Sale! Take advantage of this wonderful deal!


Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous designers below:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Winner from Blog hop!

THE WINNER FROM LAST WEEKS
CRAFTY GALS CORNER BLOG HOP IS...



DRUM ROLL

KT FIT KITTY!!!!


Congratulations! Please e-mail me at samantha.h.aguilera(@)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along!

Hugs,
Samantha

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop!

HELLO FRIENDS!
So there's a great challenge going on over at Crafty Gals Corner! We have a challenge that begins every  WEDNESDAY! More often then not there are MULTIPLE SPONSORS PER WEEK! So there's plenty of chances to win! 

Hello! Welcome to the Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop! We do these blog hops twice a year in order to welcome our newest team members! Some of these lovely ladies even have extra candy you can win, in addition to the sponsor prizes! 

In order to win the sponsor prizes you need to leave a comment ON EACH of the gals below, in addition each of these gals has a letter you must collect. At the end of the hop return to the Crafty Gals Corner post and leave a comment with the Secret Word!  

Amy 
Erika  
Jeanie  
Judy 
Lena  
Rae Ann  
(ME)------------------------->Samantha <---- T is my secret letter!
Sara  



Our sponsors this week are:
Prize: 1 digital image



Miss Daisy Stamps
Prize: THREE WINNERS

1 - Grand Prize of 3 digital images
1 - prize of 1 digital image
1- prize of 1 digital image

I created this sweet little project with an image from Kitty Bee Designs!



My blog candy is as follows:


Just leave a comment and become a follower to win!!

PLUS SOME EXTRA'S NOT PICTURED!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Go ahead and head on over to Crafty Gals Corner, and join in on our challenge! You have until Tuesday at 12:00pm to enter!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hello Lovely People!!

Hello creative followers!!
I apologize for my delayed absense, life sure has gotten busy recently. I graduated from college, started a new job, baby girl starts "school" (daycare) tomorrow, hubby is in classes pursing his degree. It's just been a constant, and busy ride here lately!

However, I wanted to stop in and share a picture of the cake I made for my little girls 2nd birthday! It was Frozen themed, and spent quite a bit of time on this one! I'm so proud of it, and thought I'd share it will you all!











More to come soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sassy Studio Designs FBF! Chrissy's Prom

TGIF Sassy Fans!

Every Friday the team will provide you with inspiration on a particular image. These are images are ones that may have been forgotten about, or need a little extra lovin!

YOU CAN GET THIS IMAGE FOR FREE! All you have to do is join the SSD Facebook Fan Page and it will be available for you to download for 24 hours ONLY!

This weeks image is: Chrissy's Prom



Here's what I came up with:



 Check out the awesome inspiration on this image from my Sassy Sisters & Sassy Brother here!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge#69: Anything Goes

HELLO FRIENDS!
So there's a great challenge going on over at Crafty Gals Corner! We have a challenge that begins every  WEDNESDAY! More often then not there are MULTIPLE SPONSORS PER WEEK! So there's plenty of chances to win! 

This week's challenge is Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:

The Stamping Boutique
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

"Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor at CRAFTY GALS CORNER CHALLENGE. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store  Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our store.  Good luck to all in the challenge and we can't wait to see your creations.
Tracey Malnofski"




Freckled Fawn
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate 


Kitty Bee Designs
Prize: 1 digital image


I used an image from Kitty Bee Designs called Good Luck Panda and wood chip words, and enamel dots from Freckled Fawn





Thanks for stopping by today! Go ahead and head on over to Crafty Gals Corner, and join in on our challenge! You have until Tuesday at 12:00pm to enter!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Andreia's Pick for Moonflower DIgi's

Hi all!!

It's my turn to share a MoonFlower DT inspiration with you!



I'm so very excited about this, Andreia's images are just beautiful - check them out HERE.

Once a month Andreia (Owner and artist at Moonflower) gives us all the same image to create with. I love seeing the diversity just using the SAME IMAGE! Here's what I created with Gina Caribe!



Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs,


Samantha 

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #68: Cute as a Button

HELLO FRIENDS!
So there's a great challenge going on over at Crafty Gals Corner! We have a challenge that begins every  WEDNESDAY! More often then not there are MULTIPLE SPONSORS PER WEEK! So there's plenty of chances to win! 

This week's challenge is Cute as a Button!

Our sponsors this week are:

All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Digital Images


Star Stampz


Prize: 3 Digital Images


The Paper Nest Dolls

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

I used an image from Paper Nest Dolls called Captain Owen




Thanks for stopping by today! Go ahead and head on over to Crafty Gals Corner, and join in on our challenge! You have until Tuesday at 12:00pm to enter!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration!

Hello There!!

If you check out the Ching Chou Kuik FB Group, you'll see that I've shared an inspiration piece over there today as it is my turn on the DT rotation. The 2nd and 3rd Monday of every month you can see an inspirational piece from me!

The image I used is called Swing in Spring and you can find this image and MANY other fabulous images of at the Ching Chou Kuik Etsy shop.



Here is what I created:



Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #67: Die Cuts & Punches

HELLO FRIENDS!
So there's a great challenge going on over at Crafty Gals Corner! We have a challenge that begins every  WEDNESDAY! More often then not there are MULTIPLE SPONSORS PER WEEK! So there's plenty of chances to win! 

This week's challenge is Die Cuts/Punches!

Our sponsors this week are:

The Paper Temptress
Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

AND

KennyK. 
Prize: 3 digital images
Digi and clear stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world.  His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.

AND

Conie Fong
Prize: 3 digital images

I used an image from both sponsors!

The first one is called Retro Selfie by KennyK.


Using: Paper Temptress Papers


Thanks for stopping by today! Go ahead and head on over to Crafty Gals Corner, and join in on our challenge! You have until Tuesday at 12:00pm to enter!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Paper Temptress Inspiration!

HELLO FRIENDS!

If you check out the Paper Temptress Blog today, you'll see that I'm providing some inspiration while working with some amazing cardstocks, and papers!


These papers are just spectacular! They cut beautifully on the Cricut at Silhouette! The preform wonderfully with dies! Here's what I created for this weeks inspiration using her fantastic merchandise.


So for this card I used the following products:

Lagoon - Oval Sentiment Base
Cryogen White - Base of Card
Copic X-press It - Printed/Colored Image
Cotton Candy - Matte Layers

I also used:

Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Computer Generated Sentiment
Stamping Up! Oval Sentiment Punch
Yellow Glitter Floral Paper - Recollections
Stamens - Wilton
Card Cut - Silhouette Cut File
Bermuda Blue - Memento Ink (To edge Image)
Copics

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Until next time...