Saturday, June 28, 2008

Just in case ...

you like blog candy!!!!

Lorraine from ScrapMetal's Retreat is offering a great blog candy celebrating her birthday!!!

Michelle from Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles is offering a great blog candy celebrating her 10,000 hits.

Have a great day!!!!
Giovana

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thanks Wonderful Changito

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are all doing fine. Here has been a pretty quiet day, pretty hot, so I stay inside, I don't get along with the heat, so I prefer to stay inside. DD loves to be outside, poor baby, we go outside usually after 6 or 7 pm, when it's not that hot.
Anyway, today I made 5 cards!!!!! Can you believe that, LOL.



Thanks Trio: I tried this tutorial provided by Andrea Walford. I don't own the punch she uses for the card, so I used scallop scissors instead.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Brown Bazzill, Cream.
Paper: DP Bohemia Brocade/Brown
Stamps: SU Merci, Thanks (studio G)
Ink: Black Stazon, Green, gold embossing powder.
Embellishments: Yellow ribbon.
Accessories: mini glue dots, double sided tape, embossing gun, sponges, scallop scissors.


Wonderful Friend: I made this card for today's Limited Supplies Challenge, using brads in your card. I used my Boho Background set. I stamped the image 3 times, twice in orange and once in red. I used dimensionals for the pop up look. The picture is not the best, I tried like 50 pictures but all of them were really bad, I think this one was the best :(
Card Recipe:
Card stock: White, Real red, Green Galore.
Stamps: SU Boho backgrounds.
Ink: Orange, red, Black, clear embossing powder.
Embellishments: Gold brads, gold stickles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape, scallop scissors, embossing gun.


Changito Hang in there: I made this card for Wish Rak Card Contest using SC#68. I received this cute image through the group, this monkey is adorable.!!!

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Certainly Celery, textured River rock.
Stamps: Changito monkey, SU BG Weathered, SU Watercolor Minis.
Paper: DP Basic Grey "Mellow"
Ink: Black, Intense green, Pistachio, colored pencils, SU markers
Embellishments: Yellow ribbon, gold stickles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, corner punch, double sided tape.


I hope you like them
Have a blessed day.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

More cards to share!!!

Hello everyone, I have more cards to share with you today. I created 3 cards using my new DRS Design stamps. I used a lot of embossing, the pictures don't show really the gloss look, they are much better IRL.

Have a "Wonder" ful Birthday :

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Bazzill Baby blue, SU Green galore, Burgundy, White.
Stamps: Sense of Wonder Birthday Greeting, Dot Easy Background, Polka dot flower (all images from DRS Designs)
Ink: Versamak clear, Bashful blue, Red embossing powder.
Embellishments: American Craft Ribbon, Bella bauble.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, SU dimensionals, Embossing gun.

Happy Anniversary:
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Blush Blossom, Real Red, White.
Stamps: Flower Butterfly, Fly away Butterfly, Happy Anniversary (all images from DRS Designs)
Ink: Clear Versamak, Gold embossing powder, Red embossing powder, Red.
Embellishments: Pink Ribbon, Prima flowers, Gold brads.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, SU Dimensionals, gold stickles, Embossing gun.

Thoughts & Prayers
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Chocolate chip, Cream.
Paper: SU outlaw DP (retired)
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers with you Greeting, Brush Cattails.
Ink: SU Chocolate chip craft, Clear Versamak, White embossing powder, Clear Embossing powder, Orange, Yellow.
Accessories: Double sided tape, Embossing gun, sponge.
Embellishments: Gold brads.

Doble Challenge Card:
This is a doble challenge card. I used yesterday's Sketch Challenge and today's Ways to Use it: this time using a bird.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Barely banana, White.
Paper: DP Basic Grey "Mellow"
Stamps: SU Spring Song.
Ink: Black, colored pencils, gold stickles.
Embellishments: White ribbon.

I hope you like them.
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by my friend Shelly (Jaspere on SCS). First time playing this, so here I go:

Name 5 things that I do for myself
1. I love making cards !!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Spend some time on my blog, updating and creating new cards.
3. Check out friends blogs.
4. Watch TV (well sometimes napping instead of watching, LOL)
5. Drink a good cup of coffee.

Name 5 kind things I do for friends, my children or partner:
1. Get up very early (4:30 am) to make hubby's breakfast and pack his lunch box.
2. Playing with DD outside and inside.
3. Read tons of books to my DD
4. Teach DD Spanish.
5. Send friends and family cards.

Name 5 kind things I've done for a strangers:
1. Pay for their medicines.
2. Send cards to people I never met in person, but they really needed a cheer up.
3. Gave up my bus seat to someone who needed it more.
4. Visit patients and stay with them, just as a friend not as a doctor.
5. Buy a meal for a child in need.

Name 5 hobbies I enjoy:
1. Making cards.
2. Cross stiching.
3. Dancing
4. Taking pictures
5. Going to the beach and enjoy the moment.

Now I will pass this on to:
1.- Jennifer: http://jenslifestampin.blogspot.com/
2.- Melissa: http://creativetreasure.blogspot.com/
3.- Heather: http://hlr976.blogspot.com/

Have a blessed day
Giovana

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Butterflies and a Thanksgiving card

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you all are having a great. I was busy raking dry weeds the last two days and also creating new cards, LOL, my hands always need some ink.
I have 3 cards to share with you, I hope you are not tired of butterflies because I used it in 2 of my 3 cards, and are you ready for thankgiving??? Well, I created a thanksgiving card this time.
All stamps images are from DRS Designs .


Get Well Soon:

Card recipe:
Card stock: SU Chocolate chip, Kraft, White.
Stamps: Flower butterfly, Get well soon
Ink: SU Chocolate chip craft, clear versamak, white ep.
Embellishments: Bella baubles, white ribbon.
Accessroies: Mini glue dots, double sided tape, scallop scissors.


Happy Anniversary:

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Brown, Vanilla, Certainly celery.
Stamps: Flower Butterfly, Happy Anniversary.
Paper: Mellow by Basic Grey
Ink: SU chocolate chip craft, gold ep.
Embellishments: Bella baubles, SU chocolate chip satin ribbon.
Accessories: double sided tape, mini glue dots, sponge, scissors.


Thanksgiving:

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Really rust, More mustard, White, Brown.
Stamps: Fall Fence, Thanksgiving thinking of you.
Ink: Stazon back, Su chocolate chip craft, Watercolor crayons.
Embellishments: Gold brads, American craft ribbon.
Accessories: double sided tape, gold stickles, SU dimensionals, mini glue dots.


All stamps are from DSR Designs.

I hope you like them.
Have a blessed day

Monday, June 23, 2008

Just in case ...

you like blog candy!!!!
Debbie at A Passion for Stamps is giving away a great blog candy!!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hello everyone!!

I didn't know how to name this post, so I decided to day hello to you!!!
I hope you are having a great Sunday, I would say I am having a great one, I know this post is a late one, but I went to church, took a nap, watched TV and also played outside with DD, so sorry if you came to visit me and didn't find anything new.
First I want to share with you a song. Today I church we sang this song and touched my heart. First time I heard it and sang it, I hope you find peace in it.

MY TROUBLED SOUL (Thank you Music Robert Critchley, 2001)
My troubled soul, why so weighed down, you were not made to
Bear this heavy load; cast all your burdens upon the Lord,
Jesus cares, He cares for you

Jesus cares, He cares for you, and all your worrying won't help
You make it through; cast all your burdens, upon the Lord and
Trust again in the promise of His love; I will praise the mighty
Name of Jesus, praise the Lord the lifter of my head, praise the
Rock of my salvation, all my days are in His faithful hands.

My anxious heart, why so upset
When trials come, how so easily forget
To cast your burdens, upon the Lord
Jesus cares, He cares for you


Ok, now I want to share few cards I made yesterday and today.
Last night I made 2 cards using my new stamps from DRS Designs, they have cute and original stamps, just check those out.
Happy Anniversary card:
Card Recipe:
Card stock: Brown, light blue, SU chocolate chip, Cream
Stamps:
Dot Easy Background, Medium Script Happy Anniversary, Flower Butterfly.
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip craft, Gold pigment, clear and gold embossing powder.
Embellishments: SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon,
Accessories: Mini glue dots, double sided tape, sponge.


Flower card:

Card recipe:
Card stock: White, SU Groovy Guava, SU Only orange.
Stamps:
Dot Easy Background, Polka Dot Flower
Ink: Clear Versamak, Orange pigment, clear embossing powder.
Embellishments: Orange ribbon, orange brads.
Accessories: Punch corner, mini glue dots.


I also made some cards for Andrea Walford's challenge, just case a card that use none or minimum SU products and made a card using only SU products.
I case 2 baby cards and used only SU materials, here the results:

So cute card: I case this card

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Pretty in pink, white.
Stamps: Peek-a-boo (retired)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Black.
Embellishments: Pretty in pink ribbon, brads.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape, sponge. paper piercing tools.


Hip-hippo-ray: I cased this card
Card Recipe:
Card stock: Bashful blue, white, ballet blue.
Paper: Cutie Pie.
Stamps: Pun Fun.
Ink: Black, colored pencils.
Embellishments: Su ribbon, brads.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape.


I hope you like them.
God bless

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday cards

Happy Friday everyone, sorry for this late and short post. I've been busy this morning and I just have time to post 2 cards I made last night.

BABY CARD: I received this cute image through the Wish Rak group. I've never seen this image, it is so cute!!!! I embossed the stars with gol e.p. but after they dried out I didn't like how they look, so I decided to cover it with copper stickles, look much better this way.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: PSX
Card stock: White
Paper: Cottom Candy by lasting Impressions.
Ink: Black, Colored Pencils, SU markers
Embellishments: White ribbon, SU Star Chipboards, copper stickles.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, double sided tape.

FLOWER CARD:

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Daisy Trio by smARTworks.
Card stock: Vanilla, Purely pomegranate, black.
Ink: Rose, Cranberry Ink, Back Stazon
Embellishments: SU Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon, stitch ribbon, bella baubles, gold stickles.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, SU dimensionals, double sided tape.

I hope you like them.
Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What an Embossing Day!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Today here on the NW is beautiful, the weather is great, not too warm neither cold, it is perfect. I spent time outside with DD, she really wanted to go bike, so we did. She got to crazy, she biked for 1 hour , we stopped at my Demostrator's house because she wanted to say Hello, but she wasn't home. In our way back home she told me she was tired, I said you can still pedaling until we got home, she did, I was exhausted, yesterday we did the same, but for only half an hour. I came back home ready for lunch and a nap, LOL.
This morning I made 3 cards, yahooo. I used Embossing technique in all my cards. I really like the results, my pictures are not the best, my camera is getting old and maybe wants a day off, LOL. Anyway I hope you like them.

I made my first 2 cards using today's Sketch challenge 181 on SCS
FLOWERS AND LEAVES
Card recipe:
Stamps: SU Flowers Fest DD
Card Stock: River Rock, Textured Creamy Caramel, Groovy Guava, White.
Ink: Orange, Green and Yellow pigments, Clear embossing powder, gold stickles.
Embellishments: White ribbon, Bella baubles.
Accessories: Sponge, Embossing gun, Mini glue dots, double sided tape.
Technique: Embossing, Sponging, Sketch.


ORANGE ROSES:
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flower Fest DD (for leaves), Watercolor Minis (roses)
Card Stock: River Rock, Textured Garden Green, Groovy Guava, White.
Ink: Orange pigment, Mellow Moss and yellow(for sponging), White and clear embossing powder.
Embellishments: Silk embroidery ribbon.
Accessories: 3D foam, Double sided tape.


BELIEVE IN MIRACLES: I made this card for Sarah's inspiration challenge.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Watercolor Minis (roses and butterfly) Fanciful Star Filament (Hero Arts), Believe (Retro LunchBox)
Card Stock: White, Textured Creamy Caramel, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom.
Ink: Red and rose pigments, White, gold and clear embossing powder.
Embellishments: American Craft ribbon.
Accessories: 3D foam, double sided tape, punch corner.
I hope you like my cards.
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Boho card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Today Rebecca wants to go outside and bike and skate, oh my, poor my toes, LOL. She loves to skate, but to be honest she is not too good, she likes to go over my toes, auchhhhh, and then I am suffering {insert a sad face}. Anyway, I promise her after finishing my card we will spend sometime outside. I hope it is not too hot.

Ok, going back to my card. Today is a Color challenge combination on SCS and the combination is so cool: Soft Sky (or bashful blue), Basic Black and Kraft (or creamy caramel).
I cased the LO from Amy Sheffer's blog, she made a beautiful card and I tried the LO today.

BOHO CARD:
Card Recipe:
Stamp: SU Boho Background
Card stock: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, White.
Paper: SU DP Outlaw (retired)
Ink: Black, Gold pigment, Light blue pigment.
Embellishments: American Craft Ribbon, Bella baubles.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, 3D Foam Dimensionals, clear and gold embossing powder, embossing gun, piercing set.

I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A couple of cards to share

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all are having a great day. Today is hot here, thank goodness for the AC, LOL, even though I get too cold sometimes.
I hope all daddies had a great day. My husband had a good day, just us, I marinated some rib eyes and we had BBQ, potato salad, green salad, garlic bread, ohh yummyyyy!!!! and for dessert some angel cake with vanilla ice cream and some strawberries on top, my daughter wanted that more than her BBQ, LOL.
I haven't stamped since Friday and I was feeling weird, LOL. Clean hands and no ink????
Today, when DD was napping I made a couple of cards I would like to share with you.

BABY CARD:
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Suzy's Zoo, Sentiment by Studio G.
Card Stock: Bashful blue, Barely banana, Gable Green and white.
Paper: Welcome Baby Pastels by American Traditional Designs.
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Bashful blue ribbon, gold stickles.
Accessories: Punch, SU dimensionals, double sided tape.

THANK YOU CARD:
I tried Lauren's Saturday sketch, I change the sketch position a bit.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Touch of Nature, Thank you sentiment.
Card stock: Blush blossom, Groovy Guava, Burgundy, White.
Paper: Miss Elizabeth.
Ink: Black, Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: SU grosgrain ribbon, bella baubles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, double sided tape, sponge.

I hope you like them
Have a blessed day.

Friday, June 13, 2008

More horses!!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Friday!!!
Today is a very warm day, DH has the day off so he is doing yard work ( I will help him, well maybe later, LOL)Anyway, I realized I really like horses, LOL, well by now you probably knew that,LOL. I made another horse card, I hope you don't get tired of this cute horse. I used the sentiment from Sea Life Set by H&MStamps. It's a very simple and elegant card.
Sorry for the short post, maybe I will be back later with more stuff (wink)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Bareback, Sea Life (H&MStamps)
Card Stock: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Cream, White.
Paper: DP by Magnolia.
Ink: SU Chocolate chip craft.
Embellishments: SU Chocolate chip satin ribbon, Bella baubles,
Accessories: Mini glue dots, piercing tools, double sided tape.

I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2 challenges in 1

Hello everybody, I hope you are having a great Wednesday. Finally we have a sunshine, warm and pretty day. We have had some horrible wind days, but today is gorgeous, not too hot, just warm enough to enjoy the day.

Today I made another butterfly card. I combined 2 challenges in 1. Have you heard about 2 Sketches 4 You , well if you haven't, I invite you to visit this new blog, Kazan and Laura are so talented that they decided to start a blog with weekly sketches, pretty cool ha? So I tried the sketch for this week and also,Verve Visual Challenge . This time is a get inspired challenge based on this picture from Pottery Barn.


So here is my card: I colored the butterflies with pigment inks, I cut them out and then positioned them using mini glue dots. I added a little bit of gold stickles around and in the center. I used my corner punch on my DP.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fluttering by (Verve Visuals)
Card Stock: White, Real Red, Green Galore, Barely Banana.
Paper: SU DP Cerise (retired)
Ink: Black; Red, Yellow and Gold pigments.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, brads, gold stickles, Bella baubles.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, Punch corner, double sided tape.
I hope you like it
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Butterflies and a Baby card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Here in the NW the weather is crazy and crazier every day. Last night we had horrible wind, I was so scared that I couldn't sleep very well, anyway, after all I was so tired I feel asleep until 4:30 am that the alarm clock made jump from bed.
Last night I made a baby card, but I couldn't take a good picture, so I decided to upload it today.
I followed the tutorial from Laura (scrapnextras), visit her blog and check the tutorial here .

IT'S A BOY

Card recipe:
Stamp: Baby from Studio G
Card Stock: Bashful blue, Yellow, White
Paper: Welcome Baby-Pastel by American Traditional Designs.
Embellishments: Chipboard, Ribbons, beads, brads.
Accessories: Sticky tape, SU dimensionals, Double sided tape.

BUTTERFLIES:
I made this card for today's Color Combination Challenge on SCS.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Fluttering by (Verve Visual)
Card Stock: White, Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron.
Embellishments: Pink Ribbon, Bella baubles, gold stickles.
Accessories: Double sided tape.

I hope you like them
Have a blessed day

Monday, June 9, 2008

Thanks Bareback

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great day, Here in the NW is sunny and bright, even though we are not going to get high temperatures, it is much better than last week when we had only heavy clouds and rainy days, maybe that's why my mojo was gone, believe me really gone.

Anyway, today is Monday and new challenge day on SCS. Mondays are Try a New Technique Challenge. The challenge for today is created a POP UP card, click here to see the tutorial.
This card is not difficult to make, but you have to be very careful with the measurements and cuts. I followed all the instructions, so here is my card:


BAREBACK THANKS:



Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Bareback, Sea Life by H&MStamps (for sentiment)
Card stock: Brown, Sage Shadow, Really Rust (regular and textured CS)
Paper: DP SU Outlaw (retired)
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip pigment
Embellishments: Brown and cream ribbons, Bella baubles, gold stickles.
Accessories: Sticky tape, double sided tape, Coluzzle, scallop scissors, mini glue dots.


I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Just in case ...

you like blog candy!!!!

Check these blogs out :

Jennifer at Jen's Life of Stampin' is offering a Decorative Accent set, so go check her blog out and participate.

Tracy at Ella Bella is celebrating her birthday with a great give away, go and wish her a great Happy Birthday and maybe you will be the winner of her blog candy.

Donalda at Enjoying the Journey is giving away a sample pack of Debbie's Die Cuts, why??? just because she wants to, isn't she so cool???

Good luck everyone!!!!

PD: My mojo is finally back!!!! Tomorrow I will be here showing you some new creations. Have a great and blessed Sunday.
Giovana

Friday, June 6, 2008

Where I have been

Hello everybody. Well, I have been absent for blogging and I missed creating and sharing with you.
Wednesday, I had my heart stress test, it was very good, but after that I was really tired and with no energy to create. After my appoinment I went to the library and Rebecca picked up a lot of new books. After that, we came back home, ate lunch and then everybody took a nap. I usually don't do that, but I needed.

Thursday. I was mojo-less, :( I didn't thouch an piece of paper, card stock neither ink, OH MY!!!! I spent time playing with my daughter, we enjoyed that very much.

Friday, I decided to open a store and sell my cards, so you can buy now my creations. I added a link, you can see it above my picture. I need money to buy more materials, LOL. Check my store here Believe Store

I hope my mojo comes back soon, tomorrow we will attend our Pastor's daughter wedding, so maybe I won't create tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!!!
God bless you all.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bird and flowers

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!! I hope you are having a great day. Today I was planning to continue my yard work, but it's been raining since 5:00 am and now outside is very muddy and I don't think I will do anything there. Yesterday I raked weeds, picked up rocks and checked mama bird nest, LOL.
Rebecca told me: Mami I will hep you, but she spent the whole time playing, of course I didn't expect much help from her, but sometimes she does pretty good, not yesterday. She was standing on a pile of rocks and was calling for her Prince, hahahah, my daughter is super crazy, it was so funny to see her doing that, she was wearing a cheer leader dress, she fell down thousand times (well, not that many) and later her legs had scratches everywhere, oh well, she doesn't care much, I do.

Anyway, talking about stamping, yesterday I didn't touch any stamp, ink or paper, OH MY!!! so today I decided to make 2 cards, so I could feel better.
The Color combination challenge on SCS was so pretty, I used it twice, LOL.
To make the little holes I used a piece of plastic canvas, I bought a bag of those long time ago and now I am using it. :)

Here are my cards:
I used Heather's sketch , visit her blog here .
BIRD WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Touch of Nature, Sentiment from Sea Life Set (H&M Stamps)
Card stock: Blue bayou, Soft Sky, Real Red, White.
Ink: Stazon black.
Embellishments: Bella baubles, gold stickles.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, double sided tape, plastic canvas, colored pencils.
CONGRATULATIONS
Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Flower Garden (hostess retired), Sentiment by Studio G, BG form $ tree.
Cards stock: Blue bayou, Soft sky, Real Red, White.
Ink: Stazon black, SU Buckaroo blue, blue ink pigment.
Embellishments: Bella baubles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, double sided tape.
I hope you like them.
Have a blessed day.
 
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