Thursday, January 31, 2008

Design Staples

Today, I woke up with a horrible backache, I really didn't want to get up but DD wanted her breakfast and I was begging her for 5 more minutes, LOL, do you do that sometimes?
Anyway, I got up, made breakfast for both of us, took some ibuprofen because I was dying in pain and then checked the new challenge :) that you can find here : www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320402 to use staples in your card.


I was so happy with today's challenge because I had an image already painted and stapled, isn't it cool? So, I decided to use that one, Sassy Stems image. I just wanted to do something easy and quick and this is what I came up with.
I hope you like it.
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Orange and white. Graden Green Textured SU CS, Sassy Stems Image, Staples,
SU Ribbon: Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie, A flower for you sentiment from Vases in Vogue Set.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baby presents

Today I woke up feeling down, under the weather or whatever you want to call it. I wasn't in the mood for anything, so after few house chores I decided to take a look on today's sketch challenge on SCS. I was just thinking about the baby card I needed to make for a friend from church who just had a baby boy last Saturday. So, on my mind was that project and also thousands of other things I want to do, but I don't have enough time for.
Anyway, I used again my Peek-A-Boo set, I really love it!!! and it was perfect for the baby card, the sketch challenge also fits perfect the baby card I had in mind. I also want to share with you the baby felt shoes I made few weeks ago. They are going to be part of her baby present. I found the patterns on the Internet and I decided to give it a try. They are super easy and I made them in one hour.
I hope you like them.
Card Recipe:
SU Carstock: Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky, white CS from another company, SU DP Cutie Pie, SU Stamps Peek-A-Boo, scallop circle punch, white flower, dimensionals, blue pigment ink, transparent ep, embossing gun, gold brads and light blue ribbon from Wal-Mart.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday Challenge: Color combinations



Today I tried another SCS challenge: Color combinations, I really like this challenge and always do my best to accomplish somthing good. This time was Yo Yo Yellow, Going Gray and Basic Gray. At the same time I wanted to use the Sketch challenge 84 so I can put this card in the monthly card contest in teh Wish Rak group.

For this card I used a lot of embossing, I got a little crazy and my hands coulsn't stop the embossing gun LOL. I embossed the butterflies in silver and black ep then I cut them out.

I also embossed the background using the flower from Vases in Vogue and the sentiment is (also embossed) from So many Saying set. I used dimmensionals to give it a better look..

I hope you like it.

Monday Challenge: Dahlia Fold


Yesterday, my blog was crazy. I wrote the information for this card but it didn't let me go through with all the process, something happened, I don't know what, anyway, I made this card for yesterday's challenge on SCS: Try a New Technique Dahlia Fold. I tried and it was great, first time trying this technique. When I read the information about this challenge and found out that the directions were given by my good online friend Judy Headrick, she has an awesome website with a lot of instructions, you can find the Dahlia Fold steps here: http://www.cardsandcrafts.freeservers.com/dahlia.html

My Dahlia I think came up pretty good. I don't know, what do you think?
Card Recipe:
White and red cardstock, SU DP Cerise, SU Pink Ribbon, Sentiment from SU stamp set Time Well Spent, Red Brad, Pink Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Yellow glitter.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Embrace Life


Yesterday I was in the mood for something simple and elegant. So I used my new images I received through the Wish Rak group "Embrace Life" I love this set.
At the same time I wanted to make a card that fits the requirements for the January Card Contest, so this is I came up with.
I watercolored the images and then I used my Versamarker and added some gold embossing powder to give it some BLING,I distressed the borders of my cards with some green ink.
I hope you like it.
Card Recipe:
SU green cardstock, Brown Oval Scalloped, DP from the $ Target Spot, Gold ep, Embossing gun, SU Satin Chocolate Chip ribbon, SU watercolor crayons.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Purse




Today I really wanted to participate in the SCS challenge, but I didn't have any paints that I could use, so instead I decided to navigate into my fav blogs and I found this cute purse tutorial paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/01/mini-gift-cards.html. I decided to give it a try .

Well, It is super cute and I love it. I didn't use cardstock instead I used Designer paper which is strong enough to work with. Thanks to all my wonderful friends on the Wish Rak group I decorated it with scallop circles punches inside and out.

The outside one was embossed with gold ep. I put a tiny little gold brad in the center.

I cut 2 little circles punches in 4 so I got 8 small pieces from the red and blue color. I put them on the corners and embossed them as well.

I hope you like it.
Recipe:
Magnolia Designed Paper, Red Cardstock, Pink Scallop Punch, White, green, red and light blue circle punches, gold brad, embossing powder and embossing gun, sticky strip.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Special Delivery


Hi, I am here again with another baby card, This time I tried Sketch Challenge 160 on SCS.

I don't know why, but I decided to use my Peek-A-Boo set, have you noticed that the SCS gallery has only 4 pic with with set? I like this set and I have done few cards with it, but I think it was not as popular as others. Anyway, I made this card very fast. I am not fast when I try a challenge, but this time I made it in 30 minutes (well, maybe that's fast for me, LOL)
I embossed the image in gold pigment ink. I think this way looks a lot better that simple color ink. I used dimensionals to give it a better look.
I hope you like it.
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: White, pink and pomegranate. (Not SU)
Pink cardstock (Color candy)by Lasting Impression .
SU Ribbon: Purely Pomegranate.
Miss Elizabeth Polka pink Ribbon.
Gold Brads.
Little Pink Rhinestones.
Su Dimensionals.

Baby cards

Some weeks ago I made these cards for a couple of challenges, and I now I don't remember which ones.
I hope you like them.
They look a lot better IRL.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge 31


Today my DD was taking a nap, so I decided to make a card, everything was just perfect until I heard a : Mommy I am not tired, Can I make a card with you? OH OH, she is not napping, SHE IS AWAKE!!!!!!!, anyway, I said, OK, you can stay here, BUT please do not touch anything, of course my statement didn't work, she started taking everything and asking me IF she could use this and that, OH GREAT, so again I am making a card that takes me a lot longer that I was planned.

Anyway, this time I tried Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #31. I was so inspired that when I was making the card I changed everything, yes, that happens to me all the time, does it happen to you too?
Do you like the flowers? I made them. I used the flower from Vase in Vogue, I stamped it on the felt using light blue ink, then I embossed them and cut them. Cute uh? If you try it, just be careful not to use the embossed machine too close, the fabric burned.
I doble stamped the stroller, I embossed the top one and also used dimensional.
I think this card is really cute, looks a lot better IRL. I will give this card to a friend from church who is just ready to push the baby out, LOL.
This is my card, I hope you like it.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Peek-A-Boo by SU.
Paper: Cutie Pie by SU.
Cardstock: Green by SU.
Coluzzle for my ovals.
Provo Craft scissors for the blue oval.
SU Ribbons.
Brads: blue, yellow and red.
Dimmensionals by SU.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge


Today I decided to make 3 cards, but sadly I could make only one. Early today I finished all my laundry and also all the folding too!!!! After that DH decided to go to Costco for few grocery things, but Costco was full!!!!!!!!! Believe me, that was really bad, sooooo DH decided to walk around one more time so maybe the lines were a little bit smaller later. We walk and walk and walk and I was tired, my feet hurt and it was 3:00 pm already. After that, I cooked dinner... finally at 6:00pm I could start at least one card, Well At least I made one, LOL. Ok, enough blah blah blah...

This time I tried the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. You should check out Julee's blog Poetic Artistry, she is really good!!!!
I hope you like it.


Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Red by Sierra Pacific, Green and ligt blue by SU.
DP: Deja Views Flurries and Frost.
Stamp by Elzybell
Accent Stickers by Colorbok
Ribbon by $ bin at Michael's
Brads: Red and Green.

Baby Cards



Few months ago I made a bunch of felt and cross stitch baby cards. Now I want to share those with you. Cross stitch cards are time consuming, but at the end they look good. Actually I started making cross stitch cards for my friends at church. They were always impressed because they are really pretty. I haven't had any idea of what I was doing, it was just for fun!!!!!

I hope you like them.

Friday, January 18, 2008

January Card Contest WISH RAK




Yesterday also I made a couple of cards for the January Card Contest in the Wish Rak group.
I enjoy this group so much.
Anyway, for Category #1 A touch of color, just using an embellishment to give some color to your card.

Card Recipe:
White and black CS.
DP in white and black
Stamp: Kolette Hall
SU Ribbon: Pink received it through the RAK group. THANKS DEBI.
Brads: Gold and pink.

The other card I made was for Category #3 Sketch this. SC84. I think this is a really sweet card. I received the main image , SU CS and SU ribbon through the Wish RAK group.

Card recipe:
SU Cardsotck: Ballet Blue, Old Olive and Yellow (from another company)
Stamp: Whipper Snapper.
Color pencils
SU Markers
Brads: Yellow, Orange and Blue (Not SU)

Valentine Card

Yesterday I spent some time making cards for WT149 challenge in SCS, actually I combined that with SC159. I made a Valentine card for DH. . The challenge was Embossing Powder Rerun, I did my best making this card. I embossed it twice .
I hope you like it.
Card Recipe:
Outlaw DP
Stamp: So many sayings
Ink: Craft chocolate chip.
CS: Close to cocoa.
Ribbons: from the $ bin Michael's
A couple of green brads

Felt Baby shoes



I made these baby shoes a time ago. They are made in felt and they are really soft and warm. They fit perfect size 0-3 months. They are for sell in a baby bazar, but sadly sells are not too good. I made them in different colors and everything is handmade.

I hope you like them.

Here I show you a couple of pairs.

I am in the blog world!!!!!!

Welcome to my blog!!!!
Finally I decided to start blogging too. I hope you find my blog interesting. Here I want to share my craft creations and the blessing that God gives every day.
God bless you and stop by anytime.
Giovana
 
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