Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Challenge cards

Hello everyone!! I am here, late, but here, LOL. I have been busy and I will be busy all this week and next week too. We are having VBS at church next week and I am preparing everything for the Craft time, I love it!!! Today after organizing the stuff for VBS I decided to make a couple of cards, yes!!!!
I have 3 cards to share with you :

MDC Challenge: This challenge was to use Bo Bunny Paper or Color Challenge, so I decided to go with the CC (I don't own any Bo Bunny Paper) Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Daisy Trio #1 smARTworks, SU Flower Garden (leaves)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla and So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron Series Collection.
Ink: True Thyme, Marigold Morning.
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestones, Gold brads, SU Certainly Celery double stitched ribbon, hodgepodge hardware,
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots.



SCS Sketch Challenge: This is my version of today's SC on SCS. I work with pastel colors. The card looks a lot better IRL.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Embrace Life, Sea Life (sentiment)
Card stock: River Rock, Pink, White.
Paper: Infuse Salt BasicGrey.
Ink: Black, True Thyme (sponging), colored pencils, markers.
Embellishments: Gold brads, Clear Rhinestones, SU Ribbon.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots.


Wish Rak July Card Challenge: Another challenge in the Wish Rak group. This time using Sketch #149. I decided to make a Christmas card, never too early to start LOL.
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Flaky Friends.
Card stock: Real Red, Sage Shadow, White.
Paper: Flurries & frost (Deja Views)
Ink: Black, colored pencils, markers.
Embellishments: Ribbon, clear rhinestones, gold stickles, Stampin' glitter, Liquid Applique.
Accessories: Diamond glaze, Dimensionals, mini glue dots.


I hope you like my cards.
Have a great and blessed night.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Feliz 28 Peru!!!!!!

Today is Peru Independence Day!!!! I am so proud to be Peruvian so I want to share this special day with all of you!!! At the same time I feel a little bit sad because I can't celebrate with my family. I know they are having a great day


FELIZ 28 PERU!!!!



Gina K Challenge Contest

Hi everyone!!! I want to share with you the cards I made for Gina K Challenge Contest for the month of July. I made the baby one on Saturday night and the other 2 yesterday. I uploaded them this morning, I have to admit that I love to sleep as much as I can, but today I got up very early just to upload my cards, LOL.

Card #1: Welcome Baby. For this card I embossed the star with white ep and then I added some dots using gold stickles. To give some 3D look I added Dimensionals.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Welcome baby (It was a RAK)
Card stock: White, Rose Red, Regal Rose.
Paper: DP Creative Memories.
Ink: Colored pencils, Markers, White embossing powder.
Embellishments: White ribbon, Star chipboards, gold stickles, gold brads.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots,embossing gun.

Card #2: Find Joy... Super easy card to make and mass produce. It took me only 10 minutes !!!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Polka Dots & Paisley.
Card stock: Purely pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, White.
Paper: Handmade DP.
Ink: Stazon Black, Burgundy for sponging.
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestones, Purely pomegranate Satin ribbon.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, sponge

Card #3: Hats off to you!! : This challenge was to create a Circle card or use a circle in your card. I decided to create a circle car, With this card I went a little bit crazy with my sewing machine, at he beginning wasn't sure about the look, but after I put all the embellishments I loved it!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Gina K Designs
Card stock: Pretty in Pink, River Rock, White.
Ink: Dusty Pum, Canary, Black, Colored pencils, Markers.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Su ribbon, gold brads, clear rhinestones.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Paper piercing set, Dimensionals, mini glue dots, Coluzzle.

I hope you like them.
Have a great day

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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I will back tomorrow with some cute cards I created today (Sunday).
God bless

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Celebrate!!!

Happy Saturday everyone. I want to share with you a card I made 2 days ago, but until today I can post. This is a combination of 2 challenges: WT176: Negative thoughts and July card Contest on the Wish Rak group.
I used the negative side of the chipboard, I embossed them with white embossing powder. The background of each chipboard is Red and blue textured card stock. The the bottom side is light Bashful blue textured CS. I stamped Celebrate (Studio G) and added 3 dew drops on the side.
Some red ribbon and 3 tiny drops of Copper Stickles.
I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Love you

Hi again, this is my second post in one day, woww!!!! I just made a quick card for MDC Challenges . This week challenge is to used Nestabilities Die cuts. I don't own any yet, so I used punches: scallop and circle. This is a very quick and pretty card, and my camera this time cooperated with me, LOL.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Brown, Pretty in Pink, White,
Paper: DP Creative Memories.
Embellishments: Red Silk ribbon (from Jo-Ann), Red heart brad, Dew drops, gold stickles, SU Rub-ons.
Accessories: Scallop punch, Circle punch, SU dimensionals, Mini glue dots, double sided tape.
I hope you like it
Have a great day.

A flower for you

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are having a great day. Today is Sketch challenge day on SCS. I used a Tilda for this challenge, I love all the Magnolia images, they are really cute. I received this image through the Wish Rak group. I colored my image with colored pencils and markers. I used a scallop circle to create the clouds. The grass was created with a little stamps from Watercolor Minis set (retired).
I have to say that my picture is not the best, after 50 shots getting really bad pictures, I got this one that was the best, sorry, the card is a lot better IRL.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Tilda from Magnolia stamps, Watercolor Minis (for grass), Vases in Vogue (sentiment)
Card stock: Blush blossom, Certainly celery, Black, White.
Paper: Infuse (BasicGrey)
Ink: Red, Pistachio, Black, Bashful Blue (for clouds) Colored pencils, SU markers.
Embellishments: White ribbon.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, Corner Rounder Punch, double sided tape.
I hope you like it.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lots of cards to share

Hi everyone!!!! I hope you are having a great day. Yesterday I finally inked my fingers and created some baby cards, but I didn't have good natural light to post them here, so here I am showing you my yesterday and today cards.

Page Plan Sketches: Every week Lesli and Chris post a card and LO sketch for you to try. So I decided to do a couple of them. I don't scrapbook (I tried, but not good results) so I did only card sketches.

A Baby fills a heart...


Card Recipe:
Card stock: Soft Sky, River Rock, White.
Image: Vellum sentiment.
Paper: AG927 Anna Griffin.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, White ric rac, AC Ribbon, Copper Stickles, Button.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, double sided tape


Precious Baby

Card Recipe:
Stamp: SU Bundled in love.
Card sotck: Pink Bazzill, SU barely banana, SU Pretty in pink, Vanilla.
Ink: Black, Colored pencils.
Paper: Welcome baby by American Tradition Designs.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, brads, Bella drops, SU Pretty in Pink ribbon, Gold stickles, Yellow Ribbon.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, double sided tape.

2 Sketches 4 You : Laura and Kazan post a sketch every week, their sketches are so pretty. This week the sketch is provided by Kazan.


Welcome Baby

Card Recipe:
Stamp: SU Pun Fun
Card Stock: Su Real Red, SU barely Banana, SU Bashful Blue, White.
Ink: Black, Colored pencils.
Paper: SU Cutie Pie.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, SU Bashful blue ribbon, Button, SU Rubbons (A Perfect Day)
Accessories: Sewing machine, SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, double sided tape.

Color Combination on SCS : This week CC is Soft Sky, River Rock and Very Vanilla.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Happy anniversary, Flower by DRS Desings, Border by Studio G.
Card stock: Very vanilla, Soft Sky, River Rock.
Ink: True Thyme, Gold ep, Clear versamak
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, brads, Bella drops, White ribbon, gold stickles.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, double sided tape, embossing gun.


I hope you like them.
Have a great and blessed day.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope your are having a great day. Today is my 6th Wedding Anniversary. I am so happy and blessed to have the husband I have. I want to share with you one of my Wedding Pictures and a card I made for our especial day.

We got married in Peru. That night was kind of cold, rainy, but we were very happy .



Have a great and blessed day.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I am still here

Hello everyone!!! I haven't forgotten all of you. I have been very busy doing a lot of yard work. We moved into this house last year (1.5 acres), our first house, we built the house, but no yard or grass or anything, just dirt!!! get the picture??? Last summer we got some grass in the back yard, but the front was only rocks, dirt and WEEDS!!! We borrowed our neighbor's tractor so we managed to keep the area clean, well at least no too much weeds. Sadly this year they came back, LOL, so I decided to do as much as I could, I pulled weeds every single day, you can not believe how tired I was (still am). Every single day I tried to stamp, but I was so tired I couldn't. I promise to stamp this coming week, I think I need a break.

Also my DD was sick (or better say she still is), she wanted mommy only, runny nose and coughing have been bothering her, poor little girl, she is feeling better now, but only 75%, she asked today to go to bed and take a nap (she never does that, I sent her anyway). She slept for almost 2 hours, at least she is eating good, well she always eats good :)

Last Thursday we went to pick up blueberries. A couple from church owns the Naches blueberry farm : http://www.nachesblueberryfarm.com/ , Rebecca had a lot of fun, of course I forgot my camera {insert sad face} so maybe next time I will take pictures of her picking berries. We picked 10 1/2 pounds!! That's a lot for the 3 of us. I have 3 bags in the freezer. Blueberries for long time.
Tomorrow (Sunday 20th) is my 6th Wedding Anniversary, so in celebration of my Anniversary I decided to make a "Blueberry Pie", LOL. This is my first time baking a pie. I tried to keep the pie until tomorrow, but Rebecca really wanted to try a piece tonight, so I cut it. (Tomorrow I will show the Anniversary Card I made for DH)

Here some pictures of my pie, I am so proud of myself, LOL

My yummy Blueberry Pie

Becca wanting to eat a piece a yummy pie

Have a great and blessed night

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Almost Wild Saffron

Hi everyone, I am a little late today, I hope you enjoy this post and the cards I will share with you.
Today on SCS is "Color Combination Challenge" using really good refreshing colors: Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. I created 2 cards using this combo.

Hugs and Kisses:
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black, Studio G (sentiment), Watercolor Minis
Card stock: Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, White
Ink: Back, Bashful blue, Mellow Moss.
Embellishments: White ribbon.
Accessories: Paper piercing set, dimensionals, sponge, Markers, Colored pencils.

Happy Anniversary: Few days ago I checked Julie Buhler's blog and found a great video tutorial how to create a Rose, no stamping required, so today I tried her tutorial and let me tell you, it is easy and very elegant. Click here her tutorial: Easy Paper Roses .
The elegant sentiment is from DRS Designs
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Happy Anniversary by DRS Designs.
Card stock: Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, WW, Black.
Ink: Stazon black
Embellishments: Bella baubles, Double stitch ribbon, gold stickles.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots, paper piercing set, double sided tape.

I hope you like them.
I will appreciate your comments.
Have a blessed and great day

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thank you

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are having a great day. I was able to create a card before start doing anything else, LOL. I tried Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS today. Today's new Technique is "Grid Technique". Usually you use a Score Pal, but because I don't own one I used my cutting machine and I scored my CS using a pen.
I also combine this challenge with Sharon Jonhson's challenge (notimetostamp) , this week is to create a Thank you card.



Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Baroque Motifs, Thank Sentiment by Studio G.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, White (GP), Light Blue (Bazzill)
Ink: SU Blue Bayou, Stazon Black.
Embellishments: Gold brads, gold stickles, American Craft Ribbon.
Accessories: SU dimensionals, mini glue dots, markers.
Techniques: Griding, tearing.



I hope you like my card.
Have a great and blessed day

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Challenge cards

Hi everyone!! I hope you are having a great Sunday. I want to share with you some cards I made for different blog challenges.

Find Joy in the Little Things: For this card I used the pretty flower from DRS Designs, I used 4 different ink colors, I added some coordinate brads and Butterflies.
Taylor's Cupcake Challenge:

Stamp: SU Thoughts of Father
Page Plans:
Stamp: Get Well Soon by DRS Designs
HMSC: I tried the last 2 of Heather Challenges, believe or not I made a card for her first challenge and I can't find it, oopss.




Stamps: SU Polka Dots and Paisley

I hope you like them. I will post the info later, DH is waiting for me to watch a movie :)

Have a great and blessed night
Giovana

Friday, July 11, 2008

I am back!!!!

Hello everyone!!! Did you miss me??? LOL. I want to start this post thanking everyone their good wishes. I have to tell my back is feeling a lot better, the bad headaches (I didn't mention before) are gone; I stopped drinking coffee and I am feeling much better, funny or not I change the decaf for regular and after that I was miserable, now I am taking a break for coffee, LOL, I hope soon I can start drinking my yummy coffee again.
I had a good time with DD, we spent a lot of time in the pool, we hit 100 F (and more), we had really hot days. Today we are going to be only in the upper 80s, still hot for me, but it's better.
On the other hand I spent all this week working outside, we moved into our new house last year, sad to say we don't have a yard, just some grass in the back, so I spent hours pulling weed, racking and getting dark LOL, well something I don't need, but I look really tan now.

Anyway, back to business. I created 3 cards to show today.

Mothers and Daughters Creation Challenge: I created this cute card, I think the pic is not good enough to show the beauty of this card (well my camera is not good,LOL) I made it for MDC Challenge. You have to check this page out. This card is 5 x5.
Sympathy Card: Dear husband asked for a Sympathy card, one of his co-workers loss her mom and I think this card is simple but elegant at the same time. The image is from DRS Designs
Mojo Monday 45: I used one of the Lockhart images images through the WRG. I used clear embossed powder, I really really like this card.For more info about Mojo challenges check here


I hope you like my cards and my come back to blogging.
I will appreciate your comments.

Have a great day

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Taking a break

Hi everyone!!! I hope you all are doing fine. I decided to take a break for a week or two, summer is here and DD wants to play outside, swim and go bike, so I need to spend more time with her.
On the other hand I am helping with the crafts and arts for the VBS at church. I am developing new projects for the kids, so that is taking some of my time too.
In addition of that, I have a really hard pain in my neck and upper back, believe me hurts really bad. sooooo say that I need a break, LOL.
I hope you all come back in a week or two and start enjoying my new creations.

Have a great and blessed time
Giovana
 
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