Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday Inspiration Challenges.

Hello everyone, earlier today I tried to make a card for Sketch Challenge today at SCS, but my Mojo was gone, I cut a lot of CS (OH MY!!) and at the end I decided to stop and clean my house, LOL, after that I came back and tried Inspiration challenges instead, I hope you don't mind.

I tried 2 different inspiration challenges:
Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #11:

This is the first time I am participating in the inspiration challenge, I have tried sketch challenges, I think inspiration challenges are super cool.

Anyway, this is my inspiration version :

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, SU Chocolate chips, SU Certainly Celery, SU Only Orange.
Paper: SU DP Cutie Pie.
Stamps: Katie 'n Co (sentiment), Cat from Penny Black.
Embellishments: SU ribbon, gold stickles.
Accessories: punch hole, double sided tape.

Ashley Brainwave Challenge #2.

She has a really cool blog, you should check it out, I just found her blog a week ago and decided to try her Inspiration challenge too. I tried to combine as many color I could.

Here is my version:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Only Orange, Su Certainly Celery, SU Barely Banana, White.
Paper: DP ( Not sure about it but I believe it is Magnolia)
Stamps: SU Oh so lovely.
Embellishments: SU Chocolate chip Satin ribbon, gold brads, gold stickles.
Accessories: colored pencils, SU dimensionals, double sided tape.

I hope you like them
God bless.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tilda Birthday Bag

I made this card for Claudia's blog candy challenge. She posted a Baggie tutorial, really pretty and with enough space for the birthday present.


I used velcro to put inside, so the bag can close without a problem. You can click the pic to see it bigger.

Here is my Tilda Birthday Baggie:


Baggie Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Pretty in Pink. White.
Paper: Memory Stor Handmade Paper (Light purple), Glitter Paper.
Stamps: Tilda by Magnolia Stamps, SU Eat Cake.
Embellishments: SU Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, gold stickles, Su Markers, Colored pencils, gold brads.

I hope you like it.
God bless.

Cherish

Hi, I am back again, I have another card to show you. I made this card for April Card Contest on the Wish Rak group on SCS, category #3 Sketch it, for this category the sketch chosen was SC110. I received the image and the brads through the group.
I want to say Thank you to all my Wish Rak friends for sharing with me their beautiful stuff and talent.

Here is my card:

Card recipe:
Card stock: Not quite Navy, Burgundy, Soft Sky, White.
Paper: SU Designer Paper.
Stamp: SU Baroque Motifs.
Embellishments: Gold brads, blue ribbon, gold stickles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape, scissors.

I hope you like it.
God bless

Oh Lovely Birthday.

Hello everyone, today I am a little later with my post, I hope you enjoy what I have done today.
I am a challenge girl, LOL. I love challenges, any kind, and today on SCS is a Color combination challenge day. The colors for today challenge are: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky.
I decided to make a Birthday card, well here is another challenge involve, Elizabeth at Scrapbook Mama has a blog candy which requires to make a B'day card.
Here is my card:


Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Black, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky.
Paper: SU Cutie Pie.
Stamps: SU Oh So Lovely, Katie & CO (Birthday Cupcake)
Embellishments: Photo corner, gold brads, gold stickles, waterfall stickles, blue ribbon.
Accsesories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape.

I hope you like it.
God bless.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Two Way Open Card.

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all are starting a great week.
Today on SCS Monday Challenge was to create a Two Way Open Card. This card is easy to make and the result is amazing, you should try it too.

For my card I used a Daisy Trio #1 by smARTworks. I won this set on Dina's blog. This set is really cool and it is the first time I used a Trio Stamp to create the image. I follow the instructions given on SCS to make the card.
Card Closed

Card Opened


Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Purely Pomegranate, Su Pretty in Pink, White.
Stamps: Daisy Trio #1 by smARTworks.
Paper: Anna Griffin (front) Dot by Magnolia.
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: SU Purely pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Gold Brads, Gold stickles.
Accessories: Su dimensionals, double sided tape.

I hope you like it
God bless.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great Sunday. Today, after church I came home with a terrible sinus pain, (still there). I was trying to make a card, but I decided to take a nap instead. I was "watching" TV and I fell asleep in the most uncomfortable position, LOL, but after that I felt a little bit better and I make a card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge . This time I didn't use any cupcakes, I used flowers.

This is my creation:

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, White.
Stamps: Flower from Studio G, Sentiment from SU Vases in Vogue.
Paper: Anna Griffin.
Embellishments: White Ribbon, Gold brads, Gold Stickles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape.


I hope you like it.
God bless

Friday, April 25, 2008

Just in case ...

you like blog candy!!!!
Please, visit Paper, Ink, Scissor and Stamps and you can win 4 wonderful stamps.

ADDED: Another great blog candy full with Rub-Ons,so, you wanna win, go to Crafting for Sanity.

God bless
Giovana

It's a Girl!!!

Hello everyone, today is Friday!!!! I love weekends because I can sleep more, LOL. DH has weekends off and Mondays too, cool!!! well with DD sick I can't sleep very well, today she says she is feeling better, she still coughing, but thank God not fever.

Today on SCS challenge is Limited Supplies Challenge using only scraps.
I used my scraps for this Baby Girl Card, the only piece was not scrap is the base for my card. I hope my friend like this card, this is for her baby shower.

Here is my card:

I used my Coluzzle for my circles, then I used my scallop scissors on my green CS. I stamped the stroller 2 times on a piece of white CS using Pretty in Pink Ink, I cut the first stroller and adhered to my yellow CS using dimensionals, then I cut the bigger parts of the second stroller and adhered onto the first stroller to give it more pop up look.
On the pink CS I used another set of scallop scissor for the border.
I applied some gold stickles around.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Cream and White.
Stamps: SU Peek-A-Boo (retired), Sentiment by Studio G.
Paper: American Traditional Designs: Welcome baby Pastels.
Embellishments: Yellow Satin Ribbon, Pink Button.
Accessories: Dimensionals, double sided tape.
Hope you like it.
God bless

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Smip, Snip

Hi everyone, I hope you all are doing fine today.Well, My little daughter is sick, oh yeah again, I don't know how, she was fine 2 days ago, yesterday she started coughing and stuffy nose and last night she woke at midnight, poor little girl, we went to the bathroom (no details about that), after that she felt much better, I told her, if you need me, just let me know, thank God, she slept all night, I couldn't, I woke up every hour to be sure she was doing OK. This morning, she says she is not feeling good, (of course, she says, mommy no school today, LOL) I saw her few minutes ago bouncing like crazy, does it mean she is feeling better????

Anyway, I didn't have much inspiration today, I feel tired (you know why now) but I tried today's challenge on SCS anyway.
Today's challenge is to use "Scissors" I love scissors. You can do a lot of great stuff, 2 days ago I bought 3 pairs of scissors at Costco for only $9.99. They are 3 different sizes and the small one is perfect for paper piecing, just check it out, you are going to be happy and also it comes with a sharpener, cool ha?

I used the stamp from Boho Backgrounds, I stamped it 3 times using 3 different color, Chocolate Chip (base) Buckaroo Blue and Cranberry Crisp. I cut the blue around flower edges and the cranberry one is just the flowers. I used dimensionals to give it the pop uo look.
I also used scissor for my scallop circles, (I don't own a punch, so this one is very handy).
This is my creation:
Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Boho Backgrounds, Say it with Typewrite by PLAID.
Card stock: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Purely pomegranate, White, Burgundy.
Paper: Anna Griffin DP.
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Buckaroo Blue, SU Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: SU Purely pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Gold brads, Gold stickles, SU dimensionals.

I hope you like it.
God bless

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thank you

Hello everyone, I am feeling much better, a little bit more energy than yesterday, I hope soon I can say I am 100% new batteries, LOL, like Duracell. I am still getting tired, but doing more stuff around the house and stamping a little bit more.



Today it's Sketch Challenge Day on SCS, the sketch is really pretty check it out here

I also combined this sketch with Gina K April Contest Challenge #3. This Challenge is a Color Combination: Old Olive, So Saffron and Very Vanilla.



This is the result: Card Recipe:

Card Stock: SU Old Olive, SU Very Vanilla, Black

Paper: SU Print Designer Series Paper So Saffron.

Stamps: SU Merci, SU Vases in Vogue (sentiment)

Ink: Stazon Black, Colored pencils.

Embellishments: Green brads, Gold brads, gold stickles, Ribbon

Technique: Sketch, Embossing, Paper piecing.



I hope you like it.

God bless

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pretty Princess

I made this card for today's Color Combination challenge on SCS: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip.
This is a really pretty combinations, especially for kid's cards. I used Jen's Sketch, you should check out her blog, it is awesome.

This is my creation:
Card recipe:
Card Stock: SU Certainly Celery, SU Pretty in Pink, SU Chocolate Chip.
Paper: Anna Griffin DP.
Stamps: Mother Mouse and More(Saltbox Studio), Studio G Clear Stamps.
Ink: Stazon Black, Colored pencils.
Embellishment: SU Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Gold brads, gold stickles, SU dimensionals
.

I hope you like it.
God bless

Gina K April Challenge Contest #2

I created this card for Gina K April Challenge Contest#2
I used the sketch provided, isn't Tilda really cute?

Here is my card:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Purely Pomegranate, SU Bashful Blue, Yellow, White.
Paper: SU Cutie Pie
Ink: Stazon Black., SU Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: Gold Brads, Light blue ribbon, colored pencils, gold stickles.


I hope you like it.
God bless

Gina K April Challenge Contest #1

Hello everyone, I am back!!! I am feeling a lot better today, I am still feeling tired, even though I don't do much, but I am stamping again. I spent these last days sitting on the couch, watching TV, playing with my daughter and doing few thing around the house, but nothing really big.
This time I played Gina K April Challenge Contest#1.
I used the Sketch provided by Cammie and this is the result: Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU River Rock, SU Bravo Burgundy, SU Ruby Red.
Paper: K&Company.
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Cranberry Crisp, Colored Pencils.
Embellishment: Gold Brads, SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Gold Stickles.

I hope you like it.
God bless

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Arte y Pico Award.

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are having a great and a blessed day. Thanks everyone for widhing me get better soon. I really appreciate it. I am feeling a little better now. Last Friday I had my doctor's appoinment and I am using 2 inhalers now. I don't like that much since the only inhaler I had before I used to use it only when I was feeling really bad. Anyway, I am feeling a lot better now and in 3 weeks I need another check up.

Today, checking my e-mails found one comment posted by Leanne passing me an Award, how cool is that!! This is Arte y Pico Award. Thanks Leanne http://leanneallnatural.blogspot.com/
(I copied this from Leanne's blog) The award was originally designed by Eseya at arte y pico . You pick five blogs that you think earned this award based on their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community. List the names on your blog and link to their blogs. Leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know of the award! Each winner has to show the award and put the name of the person who gave them the award with a link to their blog. Also show the link to http://arteypico.blogspot.com/.
Here are my nominations:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Flowery Rainy Day

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a better day than me. I am having asthma problems, and everyday they are getting worst, short breath, pain, and using the inhaler more than usual, ahhhh I don't like that, tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment, I don't like that, but I need it.

Anyway, today's challenge at SCS was to use an acrylic item on your card. Hmmmm Acrylic item????? I was pretty sure I didn't have any, but checking my stuff I found a beautiful acrylic umbrella, now, where I can use it?? Yesterday, Tammi from Wish Rak group sent me the most beautiful Tilda (Magnolia Stamps) images, I don't know the name of it, but it has flowers on her hand, so I decided to add the umbrella there, LOL.


I colored my image with Colored Pencils "Sargent Arts". I've received some sweet comments about my coloring in other cards, thanks a lot, I used this colored pencils, nothing else, I usually color the borders first and them I blend it with another color. I colored in circles, so then you don't see the lines on your image.
I embossed the wings with Gold embossing powder.



Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Purely Pomegranate, SU Textured So Saffron, White
Paper: SU Cutie Pie.
Ink: Black, Colored Pencils "Sargent Arts"
Embellishments: Acrylic Umbrella, Acrylic Buttons, Yellow Ribbon, Brads, Gold stickles.


I hope you like it.
Have a great day.

God bless.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just in case you like blog candy

I found some blogs with really yummy blog candy, so, here they are:

Inkling of Love: http://inklingoflove.blogspot.com/2008/04/blog-candy.html Here you go, post your comment and tell her you are coming from my blog, so that way we both can win . Good Luck

Li'l Bucks Creations: http://mistylynnwhat.blogspot.com/2008/04/sweet-pea-and-finally-blog-booty.html

The voices in my head: http://lim-thevoicesinmyheadlimblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-first-blog-candy.html

Sharing my Obsession: http://wooddeboraha.blogspot.com/ (edited to add)

I will add more if I find more, LOL

Good luck.
God bless

For Mother's Day.

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Wednesday, we are in the middle of the week, days go so fast and I never finish all my week projects, but always a little time for a card.

Today's on SCS was Sketch Challenge day, the sketch is so pretty that I decided to make another Mother's Day card, I don't know yet who I will send this one to, but some mommy will get it. I don't have a mom, mine passed away many years ago when I was only 13, but I have sisters, MIL, SIL, good friends,so I need to make quite of bit of Mother's Day cards.

For Mother's Day

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Groovy Guava, SU Sage Shadow, SU Not Quite Navy, White.
Paper: Anna Griffin AG132.
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue (for sponging)
Embellishments: White Ribbon, Gold brads, Green brads, Light Orange brads, gold stickles.

I hope you like it.
God bless

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Groovy Rose

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day.
Today I started my day at 5:30 am, yes, early early. After making breakfast for DH and packed his lunch box I wanted to go back to bed, but I decided to start my laundry instead. Dear Rebecca got up around 7:30 am (A big WOWWW) she usually is up around 6:30 am, I supposed she was really tired, LOL.
Anyway, I checked today's challenge at SCS, a new Color Combination, really pretty one: Basic Gray, Groovy Guava and Blush Blossom.
At first I didn't know what kind of layout to do, for this card I used Lesli's card sketch, her site is this one: click here.

I accommodated the sketch to fit into my card, I used an image instead of a sentiment.


Groovy Rose:

Card Recipe:
Stamp: SU Flower Garden (hostess retired)
Card stock: SU Basic Gray, SU Groovy Guava, Su Blush Blossom.
DP: Unknown.
Ink: Red embossing ink, red embossing powder, gold embossing powder.
Embellishments: Pink Ribbon, Gold Brads, Light Orange Brads, Gold stickles, photo corners.


I hope you like it.
God bless

Monday, April 14, 2008

I received an AWARD today!!!

I spent a lot time cleaning my truck, my goodness I didn't think I had much stuff there. Anyway, after finishing that, I checked my e-mails and Jennifer from Glitter in My Hair gave me the "You made My Day Award". Thanks so much Jennifer, it is the first time I received something so sweet, and yes I hope sooner than later go to Peru and visit all my family.


Thanks a lot!!!
God bless.

For YOU!!

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are having a great day. The weather here is getting warm, yahoo!!! I like Spring because it's not too hot nor too cold, it is PERFECT!!! I have been working outside lately, and feels really comfortable.
Today's challenge at SCS is: Double Pocket Card. This technique is fun and easy!!!! My card stock is a bit thick, so I cut the inside folding part so that way my card doesn't look too thick.
I really love the results.

For YOU!!!!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Flower Garden (retired)
Paper: DP Magnolia.
Card Stock: SU Purely Pomegranate, SU Pretty in Pink.
Embellishments: SU Satin Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, SU Grosgrain Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Prima Flowers, brads, stickles.
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp, SU Mellow Moss, SU Chocolate CHip, SU Pretty in Pink.
Hope you like it.
God bless

Sunday, April 13, 2008

To Someone Special

This is last card I made today, yahooo!!!! I spent good time today making cards just when my DD was taking a nap, what a wonderful time, LOL
I love stamping with my daughter, but sometimes is not too fun because she wants to play witn MY stuff even though she has her own, anyway, I made this card today for Mojo Monday #32 at Julee's blog Poetic artistry

To Someone Special
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: SU Very Vanilla, SU Purely Pomegranate, SU Pretty In Pink, SU Close to Cocoa, SU White.
DP: Unknown.
Stamps: SU Flower Garde (retired)
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp, Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip.
Embellishments: Brads, SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Gold Stickles, dimensionals
I hope you like it.
God bless

You are a blast!!!!

Searching the blog world I found this one http://stampez.typepad.com/my_weblog/ , it has a lot of great stuff and she has a Monday Challenge. As you can see I love challenges, so I decided to give it a try.

You are a blast!!!!

Card stock: SU Soft Sky, SU Green Galore, SU Taken with Teal, White, Cream
Stamps: Star from Studio G, SU Pun Fun
Embellishments: SU Grosgrain Ribbon Tempting Turquoise. Stickles.
Ink: SU Black, Colored Pencils,

I hope you like it.
God bless.

Too much of a good thing....

Taylor at Taylored Expressions has a weekend challenge, usually it is a Sketch one, but this weekend is a Color combination: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green and Soft Sky.
I did the best I could the have a good layout and combine the colors.

Too much of a good thing... :

Card Recipe:
Card stock: SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Textured Gable Green, SU Textured Soft Sky, SU Green Galore, SU White.
Ink: Back.
Stamps: SU Time Well Spent, SU Doodle This.
Embellishments: Buttons, Prima flowers, orange brad, SU Markers ( Green Galore & Tempting Turquoise), Stickles.
I hope you like it.
God bless

Rainy Days, Happy Days

Yesterday I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS and I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge#43.
I got my color's inspiration from this pretty cow :http://www.toniscollectibles.com/store/uploads/cowparade_inlurvewithyou_large.jpg

Rainy Days, Happy Days

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Red, SU Pretty in Pink, SU White (embossed CS), SU Real Red (Square scallop).

Stamp: Elzybells.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, yellow brad, gold stickles, SU Grosgrain Regal Rose, dimensionals.
Ink: Black, SU Cranberry Crip

I hope you like it.
God bless

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Cards

I've been very busy lately and I didn't have much time to make any cards, but today after doing few things around the house I decided that it was time to make some cards.
I made 2 cards (so far, I am planning to make more tonight).

Thank you card
Today I received the best surprise ever. A great lady I met online sent me 4 stamp sets (all retired) She used them, but goodness she took good care of them, they don't have any stains. I can't reveal her name because I promise not to do it, but I am deeply thankful. I used one of the set she sent me for this card.

I stamp my flower using one of the flowers from SU Flower Garden Stamp Set , I used SU Cranberry Ink, I colored the image with colored pencils, I sponged the White CS with Cranberry Crisp ink. My base card is SU Perfect Plum CS, I also used SU River Rock CS and K&Company DP Verbena Purple, Green & Brown Damask. The sentiment is from SU Vases in Vogue Stamp Set. My embellishments are: brads, Su ribbon, gold stickles.


















All you need is Love
This is my second card, I also used another set my dear friend sent me. For this card I used SU Painted Posies Stamp Set, The DP I am not sure of its name, I got it from Mothers & Daughters Creations. I embossed part of the DP with gold ep, a little bit of SU cranberry ink was used to distressed the sentiments. I added some brads.
I hope you like them
Thanks for stopping by
God bless

Stamping Night Cards

Last Wednesday I had my Stamping Night. I would say that I enjoy that time. I met good friends there and our Demonstrator is great.

We made 2 cards, one for Mother's Day and one for Father's Day.

I hope you like them

God bless

Father's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Doogie Sympathy Card

Today is a new day and also a new challenge at SCS. Today's is "Sketch Challenge". It is an easier sketch in comparison with other I have done. At first I didn't know what image to use, but then I remember the SU "For Father" images I received the other day, and I think it is perfect. I used the dog image. This doggie is so cute and versatile you can use it for different situation. This time I am using it for a Sympathy Card. A kind of difficult card and "avoid" card to make.

Doggie Sympathy card:
Materials I used for my card:
Card Stock: Brown, SU Wild Wasabi, SU YoYo Yellow (oval scallop), SU Glorious Green (oval scallop), SU Barely Banana.
Stamp: SU For Father.
Embellishments: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Gold Stickles.

I hope you like it.
God bless.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Christmas in April????

Today's challenge at SCS: Color Combination " Real Red, Glorious Green and Night of Navy" Interesting combination. I checked my Card stock pile and I didn't have Real Red nor Night of Navy. I am using very similar colors from another companies.
When I checked the colors for today's challenge Christmas came to my mind, so I decided to make a Christmas card.

"Happy Penguin"
For my card I folded in half my Similar Night of Navy Card stock, I cut a piece of similar Real red and I added a piece of White card stock and SU DP Cerise. I cut 2 strips of Glorious Green for the top ad bottom sides.
I colored my Elzybell Penguin with colored pencils and SU markers, the snowballs are colored in light blue and I added some Waterfall Stickles. The scarf is a piece of SU Cerise DP with some Gold stickles.
On my Glorious Green bottom piece I added some SU Moss Gingham Ribbon around. Three brads on the right bottom corner (red, blue and green). The upper piece of Glorious Green has 2 Clear Rhinestones. I put a Snowflake in green and white.

I Hope yopu like it.
God bless.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A little change and a TLC card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. I tried to post earlier, but I had few thing to do before I could sit down and put my ideas in order.
Yesterday I was checking my blog and I notice it looked really dark, so I decided to change my layout color, I think now looks a little bit better, I hope you like the way it looks now.

Ok, for today's challenge at SCS was to create a card stacking 2 o more layers of ribbon, simple ha.

Always .... in my heart
I folded my White Card stock, I used my SU Cranberry Crisp ink and distressed the borders. I cut a piece of Purely pomegranate CS and scored the borders ( I used my scissors). I cut another piece of DP (I don't know the company) and punched the corners using my SU Ticket corner punch.
I cut the heart from the SU Always Set (I got the image thru the Wish Rak group) and scored it too, I added 2 little Prima Flowers(I put some silver brad in the center) and some gold stickles.
I added some pink brad in every corner.
For my sentiment I cut in half the little Rectangle Scallop and I added the sentiment.
I cut a little bit on one side on my White CS to insert the ribbons. I used Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon and Pink Grosgrain Ribbon.
I hope you like it.
God bless

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sweet Cupcake

Hello everyone, I hope everybody is having a great Sunday. Today we had a great service at church, our Pastor talked about "Love", the real love, not the one is sold on TV or magazines. I came back home with a lot of Joy and love in my heart.

After lurch, Rebecca took a nap and I had the chance to make a card for Taylor's Cupcake challenge. I love her blog ,she is very creative and she also has a Cupcake Challenge every weekend. I've been trying to play for several weeks, but for one reason or another I couldn't.
Anyway, this is my creation. " Sweet Cupcake "
Materials used in my card:
Card Stock: Red, Yellow, White and SU Bashful Blue
DP: SU Cerise
Stamps: Clear Stamps by Studio G.
Ink: Stazon black, SU Cranberry Crisp, Colored Pencils.
Embellishment: SU Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Red Hemp Twine, Gold Stickles.

I hope you like it.
God bless.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Fish Story and challenge cards

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Saturday, usually I don't post anything on Saturdays, but today I finished all my chores early so I decided to make some challenge cards.
Talking about chores, today I cleaned the fish tank and I moved the fish (Readdie Eddie is his name, why?? because he is red, LOL) into another container and he didn't like it at all. We looked really stressed out, well the other container was very small and he couldn't swim as usual.
Anyway, when we bought the fish 2 weeks ago (after our great Gappie died) the lady at the pet store told me don't change the water too often and when I change the water let it cool down a little bit before to put the fish back into the tank, so well I did that. Around 11 am I went to pick up a box to the store and when we came back home I didn't see the fish in the container, I said, OH MY!!! Where is the fish????? Yes, Reddie Eddie jumped out and was laying on the kitchen counter, David took the fish and put him in the tank, I was praying to see the fish swimming again (Rebecca cried a lot when Gappie died) anyway, we waited and waited and finally the fish started moving a little bit, then he started swimming really fast, looked like a Fast Forward scene, LOL, and then David told something really funny, he said: I think Reddie Eddie has brain damage, I said WHAT??????? He was very serious, I didn't know if he was teasing me or not.
Anyway, right now looks like the fish is fine, we will see what happens later, so far he didn't eat, maybe if he has a brain damage and I have to feed the fish????? LOL.

Well, back to business, I made 3 cards today. I enjoyed creating these cards. They are for some blog challenges. I hope you like them.

The challenge is to make a card using the sketch provided. I made 2 cards for this challenge, a Thank you card and a Baby card.

" Thank you card "
For this card I used SU Merci Stamp Set, I stamped it on White Card stock using Black Stazon Ink. I colored the image with Colored Pencils. I made some dots around the image using Gold Stickles.
I used 2 different tones of yellow card stock. One for the background and the other one for the scallop oval. For the oval I used my Coluzzle and then I used my edge scissors.
The sentiment is from SU Vases in Vogue Stamps Set (hostess & retired), the background paper in unknown (I got it long time ago and didn't have any company name)
The flowers are Prima flowers and I added some Yellow Rick rack.

I hope you like it.



" Baby Card "
I love this card, IRL is really pretty. I used not the convencional colors for a baby card, but I like this combo a lot. For this card I used the hippo from SU Pun Fun Stamp Set, I colored the hippo with colored pencils and then I added some stickles on the right corner. For the image background I used a square scallop (SU Pretty in pink CS). The base card is SU Certainly Celery CS, The background paper is unknown (oh well must have a company but I don't have the name) The pink grosgrain ribbon I got it at Walmart. I put some Prima flowers on the left corner and added a pink brad.
I used my sewing machine, my sewing skills are not the best, but I tried it.
I used some dimensionals for the sentiment and gold stickles for the corners.
I hope you like it.

Moralia's Weblog Sketch Challenge
In this case the sketch was provided too, you can check it out just clicking the link.
I made another baby card for this challenge.
" Baby Girl "
For this card I used SU Pretty in Pink CS, embossed white CS. I distressed the borders using SU Pretty in Pink Ink. The DP is Well Baby Girl Words from American Traditional Desings. My image is from Studio G Clear Stamps, I colored the image using colored pencils.
I used Satin Baby Maize Ribbon from Offray. My image has a Pretty in Pink Rectangle Scallop as a BG.
I used a couple of Prima Flowers in the rigth upper corner and a couple of clear rhinestones in the left bottom corner.
I hope you like it.




Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cute Kittie Cat

The Cat's Pajamas Ladies have come up with a New Weekly Challenge. This time is Color Combination challenge using Bright Pink, Yellow, Black and White. Usually, I don't use these colors, but I decided to give it a try and actually they look pretty good together.
For my card I folded some yellow card stock and embossed some flowers as a background, I used the flower from "Vases in Vogue" set. I cut 3 squares in different sizes and put them together.

I used my white embossed powder over the bright pink card stock, I made a couple of circle punches and put some white ribbon.
At the corner of the main image I put a couple of felt flowers that I made and put some gold stickles (I love stickles)
I hope you like my card.
God bless

MFT Guest Designer Contest

My Favorite Thing is calling for a Guest Designer Contest for the month of May, so I have to give it a try.
This time the challenge was to create using a background stamp other than a background. I used SU Scatter Sunshine, I used my oval template and my Coluzzle to get the size I wanted.

I used my flower punch ( I got it at Target for $1.00) to get some flowers in orange and green.
I mounted and applied some gold stickle in the center. I put a couple of Prima flowers.
I used the "So Cute" sentiment from the Peek-A-Boo set, I passed some ribbon thru the swirly Hodgepodge Hardware.

I hope you like my card.
God bless

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

10 tiny toes

Last Tuesday I started cross stitching again!!!! and I am so glad I did it. I always like to challenge myself when I do cross stitch, I've been a cross stitcher since I remember and now Rebecca wants to do it too!!!, that is really cool, so far sometimes I let her put the needle thru, but she says that is dangerous because she is little, LOL, she is so funny.

Anyway, this piece of art is going to have a good owner, I can't mention the name just in case (he or she) reads this post.
This piece is not finished yet, I just wanted to show you how fast I have done this, I thought I would finish in a couple of months and maybe this is going to be finish tonight.
I hope you like it.

Inspired by a dress

Last Saturday I made a card inspired by a pretty dress my DD got for her birthday. Jessica (my niece) made this pretty ladybug dress and Rebecca is very excited about it, she wants to wear it already, but still too cold here.
Anyway, my card was very simple.

I hope you like it.
Materials I used for this card:
Card stock: Black, white and red.
Stamps: Ladybug from Studio G.
Embellishments: SU red ribbon, ladybug bottom, punch, gold stickles, Su dimensionals
 
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