Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cards for Bekah!!

Hello my friends!! I hope you are having a great day. Did you know that October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month?? Well, maybe you didn't, but now you do. Why am I asking you this? Well, my neighbor, who is a sweet and wonderful little girl, was born with this condition. Her name is Rebekah, she is 7 years old and a great kid. When Nicole (her mom) told me about Spina Bifida Awareness Month I asked her if she was planning to do something. Immediately, an idea came to my mind, why not send Bekah a lot of cards?? I hope you can help me to make her feel really special. I remember few weeks ago I was talking to Nicole and she was telling about Bekah's comments , she told her mom she would love to meet people like her.

Rebekah

Here is what Nicole says about Spina Bifida:

October is Spina Bifida Awareness month.
Rebekah is a bouncy, talkative, happy little girl who has never let anything stop her. What's so different about Bekah? She has Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column doesn't close completely.

The effects of Spina Bifida are different for every person. Up to 90 percent of children with the worst form of Spina Bifida have hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) and must have surgery to insert a “shunt” that helps drain the fluid. The shunt stays in place for the lifetime of the person. Other conditions include full or partial paralysis, bladder and bowel control difficulties, learning disabilities, depression, latex allergy, and social issues.

Thanks to new medical treatments and technology, most people born with Spina Bifida can expect to live a normal life. People with Spina Bifida have many special challenges because of their birth defect, but their condition does not define who they are. People with Spina Bifida have careers, get married, and have children just like people who do not have Spina Bifida.

As a parent of a child with Spina Bifida I cannot put into words how blessed I feel that the Lord brought her into our lives. That He would feel me worthy to be the mother of one of his special children is humbling and I thank Him daily for the blessing he has bestowed me.


Thanks so much for your help!!

Hugs & Kisses

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday! Any plans for today? DD is so excited to go to Church tonight and enjoy the Harvest Party. Kids are welcome to dress up, but nothing mean and scary, so she will be a PRINCESS!! LOL. She's been thinking about this since she was told about the party about 3 weeks ago, and you know kids, when they want something so bad they can't stop talking about it, well DD is the perfect example :)

I just want to show you something sweet and nothing scary today. Isn't this image adorable?

Wishing you have a fabulous day!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cute & Fuzzy Something

Hello my friends! Time for another great challenge at Stamp Something Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is "Cute & Fuzzy" and our great sponsor is Ildi.co. They have really cute digital images, you should check out their store. I had the chance to pick any image I wanted for my card and I couldn't resist one of the Bear from the Cuddles Kuma Collection Cuddles Kuma with butterfly

Here is my card: Lots of stitches and sponging. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with OMS.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Tangerine Tango.
Paper: Just Dreamy Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps: Cuddles Kuma with Butterfly (Ildi.co)
Ink: Black Laser Ink, Tangelo (Memento), Prismacolor Pencils.
Embellishments: White satin Ribbon (Offray), Gold rhinestones (KaiserCraft).
Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, Mini glue dots, SU Dimensionals, OMS, Dauber
.

Now head over at Stamp Something Challenge Blog and enjoy the other DT creations. I ope you could play along the challenge with us.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thinking of You

Hello my friends!! Hope you all are doing great. I have a card to show you today!! I am submitting this card in Pals Paper Arts Challenge, this week challenge was to use PINK, in honor of Breast cancer Awareness Month.
For my card I used Gold and Pink. I embossed the big butterfly from smARTworks Bliss Set using Gold e.p onto a piece of Webster's Pages (from Postcards from Paris & Sweet as cherry pie, Awesome paper!!), then I cut it out. The other 2 different pieces of PP are from the same collection. I cut the semi circle, sponged the borders with Dark pink and added some zig zag stitches. The sentiment was stamped in Pink Pirouette CS in Ginger Adirondack Ink.
My base card is Good as Gold Pure Luxury CS from Gina K and Pink Pirouette. Finally I added some White Satin Ribbon and some Gold Rhinestones.

Here is my card:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Good as Gold Pure Luxury (Gina K), Pink Pirouette.
Paper: Postcards from Paris & sweet cherry pie Collection (Webster's Pages)
Stamps: Bliss Set (smARTworks) and Three Thoughts (SU)
Ink: Clear embossing Pad, Ginger Adirondack (Ranger), Dark Pink (Studio G)
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Rhinestones (Making Memories)
Accessories: Sewing machine, White thread, Sponges, Gold ep, Embossing heat gun, SU Dimensionals.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hello my friends.

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day! I have to confess I haven't stamped in awhile. First I got a back injury, that didn't let me do much. I am grateful I am doing pretty good right now. Then, we got a new computer, DH installed all the programs and stuff, but my old picture program is gone, so I have to learn how to use the new program. (learning is a process)
and finally I got a job!! I am babisitting a little girl 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. So, now I am in the process to manage my time between taking care of the little girl and homeschooling my child.
So far, I have to say, today was a much better day than yesterday. This little girl is adorable!! Right now, she is teething, so sometimes she gets a little fuzzy, but other than that, I love my job!!
I will be changing my stamping time for night time instead of day time. Hope you come and visit me and check my new creations I will be posting soon.

In other news, thanks so much for all the "Cards for Bekah". She always opens her big bright blue eyes and always gives me a big smile. Isn't that wonderful?!

God bless you

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Susan!

Hello my friends and Happy Monday! Hope you are starting a great week. Today is Susan's Birthday. She is the owner of smARTworks and a great friend and lady!
So all the DT members of smARTworks, we are celebrating Susan's Birthday with a card for her.
This is the card I made and sent to her. Hope she likes it.

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Barely banana, Velum CS (PTI).
Stamps: Dance & Tulip Square (smARTworks)
Ink: Tangelo (Memento), Canary (Color Box)
Embellishments: White satin ribbon (Offray), Gold Stickles (Ranger)
Accessories: Colluzle Cutting System, Paper Piercing set, stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Dimensionals, Mini glue dots.

Please take a moment to visit Susan's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Have a great day!!

ETA: For my card I followed a tutorial by Kristina Werner, you can watch the video tutorial HERE

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Good friends!

Hello my friends! I don't have a card for you today, but I have a picture to show you. Last Friday we went to our local Pumpkin Patch. Becca and Bekah had a lot of fun!

Hope you enjoy these pictures.


Me and the girls.

Bekah loves all the cards you my friends have sent to her. Thanks so much!! I promise I will post the picture of the Blog candy this week. If you would like to send her a card, you have all the rest of the month to do it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Go for the goal!

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day. Yesterday, I made cards for our Soccer Team. I gave them to Nicole (coach) and she gave them to the kids. I made them in Blue and Pink, well the girl's cards are actually light purple. I cut the CS on Thursday night and I thought it was pink, LOL.
I used Melanie's set School, Sports, Spirit by Gina K. Designs. I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils. I didn't have any soccer ball image, so I printed out some from the Internet.
Size card is 4" x4".


Here is a picture of the Soccer Team and my DD running :) Today was the end of soccer season. She had a lot of fun!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Something!

Hello my friends! It is Friday and time for another Stamp Something Challenge. This week challenge is all about Halloween and even though I don't celebrate it, I couldn't resist to make a card with this cute image from Cute Daisy May Designs.
For my card I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and I highlight some part with SU Markers and Diamond Stickles. I sponged the borders with Memento Sweet Plum & Tangelo Ink. The sentiment is from SU In the Loop Alphabet (retired). I had a piece of PP with the spider web border and I though this would be perfect for this card.
I used the sketch from 2S4U.



Hope you like it.
Now head over to Stamp Something Challenge Blog and give this week challenge a try and also have the chance to win a prize too!!

Remember this month is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and you can send cards to Bekah. For more info please read HERE.

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

From Becca to Bekah

Hello my friends, I have a card for you, but this time made by my daughter!! She made a color combo that was really weird, LOL, so after a few minutes of talking about color combinations, she decided to use Crushed Curry (she calls it "yellow"), Real Red, Pure Luxury Good as Gold and the PP is from My Mind's Eye. She wanted brads and ribbon too, LOL.
She used M's Sketch Challenge + Inspiration. She got inspired by her good friend Bekah, because she is a star!!
BTW, she cut the star with my Cricut machine.

Here the pictures:


Just a note, she took her own pictures, it was very funny because she moved her card in different directions to get a good angle :) She made me smile today.

Don't forget you can still send Cards for Bekah. Today, I gave to her 4 more cards and she told me she likes all her cards and she will keep them!!

Have a great day!

Verve October Release Challenges #2

Hello my friends and Happy Thursday! Here are my last 2 cards for the Verve October Release Challenge. I am so happy I could finish all the sketches.

Twinkle, twinkle little star: I really like this card. The metallic blue card stock is great!! I cut the star shape using my Cricut machine.


Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Vanilla, Pure Luxury White, Barely Banana.
Paper: Memory Box ? ( I'm not sure)
Stamps: Little Star (Verve)
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Orange, Canary (Color Box)
Embellishments: SU Ribbon, SU Hedgepodge, Gold Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft)
Accessories: Cricut machine, Paper piercing set, SU Dimensionals.


Psalm 46:10: This card is Clean and Simple. I used only 2 colors Purely Pomegranate and White.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Purely Pomegranate.
Paper: SU Paper Patterns III
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Plum (Color Box)
Stamps: Psalm 46:10 (Verve)
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon (retired), Gold Rhinestones (Making Memories)
Accessories: Scallop scissors, SU Dimensionals.


Hope you like them!
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Verve October Release Challenges

Hello my friends! I am happy to be back in my stamping studio. I am feeling better, back still hurts when I am sitting down for too long, but I am trying to avoid that. Verve's October Release is this Friday!! I love Verve images and Sentiments, they are pretty!, so I decided to play the sketches that Julee has created for this month.
Today, I have the first 2 sketches:

It's the most Wonderful Time of the Year: I created this card using a digi image that Julee has designed and it is free!! Image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Metallic Good as Gold.
Paper: Digi Vintage Holly (Emily Giovanni)
Stamps: Winter Mittens Digital (Verve)
Ink: Black, Memento Desert Sand, Memento Rich Cocoa, Prismacolor Pencils.
Embellishments: White Satin ribbon (Offray).
Accessories: Sponges, Sewing machine, white thread, SU Dimensionals, Printer, Cricut (for the star)

Birthday Wishes: For this card I used the Color Combo from "JUG": Aqua, Red, Vanilla.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Vanilla, Real Red, Bashful Blue.
Paper: Memory Box.
Stamps: Wishful Elegance (Verve)
Ink: Memento Deser Sand, Real Red.
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Ribbon, Buttons.
Accessories: Scissors, Sewing machine, sponges, Mini glue dots, SU Dimensionals, Uniball Pen.

Somebunny. Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Black, Pink Pirouette.
Paper: Pink Patterns (PTI)
Stamps: Somebunny (Verve)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Dark Pink, Real Red.
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Pink Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft)
Accessories: Paper piecing set, Sewing machine, sponges.

Hope you like my creations.
Come back tomorrow to see the other 2 cards!

Have a great day!!
PS: Bekah has received some pretty cards and she loves them all!! If you would like to send her a card, check this POST

Monday, October 19, 2009

Give Thanks.

Hello my friends. Hope you are having a great day. I have a Pumpkin card I made last few weeks ago and never posted here. I haven't stamped in a week {insert sad face}, I have injured my back, I lifted up very heavy weight ( just moving tools in the garage) I didn't think those tools were so heavy. So, I have done pretty much nothing, DH was a big helper as well as my DD. Today, I have stamped for a short time, just finishing some deadline projects and now I want to share this Pumpkin card with you.
I got the instructions and patterns from A year in Cards-September 2009 by Kristina Werner. I stamped the sentiment using SU In the Loop Alphabet (retired).


I hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Thanks so much to all of you who have sent Cards for Bekah. She loves all the cards!! I will post the Candy Prize picture tomorrow.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Bling" Something

Happy Friday my friends! Time for another great challenge at Stamp Something Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is to create a card/project using "bling" on it. Make it shiny, sparkly :) and it is sponsored again by icopic, so you are going to have a chance to win some wonderful Copic Markers if you play along with us!!
I created a card for my neighbor Rebekah. She is a girlie girl and I hope she likes this card. I got this image long time ago through the Wish Rak group on SCS. I colored 3 images and then I cut out the girl from the second image and the skirt and head from the third one. I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and then added a lot of Diamond Stickles. I also added some Pink Rhinestones in every corner and some White Satin Ribbon.

Sorry for the dark pictures, it has been dark here, not sun light :(

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, White, Riding Hood Red.
Paper: Pink Patterns Collection (PTI).
Ink: Black, Dark Pink.
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Pink Rhinestones (Kaiser craft), Diamond Stickles (Rangers)
Accessories: Scallop scissors, SU Dimensionals, sponges, Mini glue dots.

I hope you like my card.
Now head over to Stamp Something Challenge Blog and enjoy the other DT creations. I hope you could play the challenge too.

Have a great and blessed day!
Remember, you can still send "Cards for Bekah"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge.

Hello my friends!! Hope your day is great. I have a cute Birthday card for you. I played "Just Magnolia Challenge" They have a great sketch for his week and also I added Get Punchy Challenge from Whinmsy Stamps Challenge. I colored my Tilda image with Prismacolor Pencils, sponged the borders with Canary Ink. My BG paper is from Memory Box "Aerial" Collection. I added some Prima flowers and Gold Rhinestones and I attached some White Satin Ribbon. I used my Coluzzle Cutting System for the main circle image.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Dusty Durango.
Paper: "Aerial" (Memory Box)
Stamps: Tilda (Magnolia)
Ink: Black, Canary (Color Box), Prismacolor Pencils.
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Prima flowers, Gold Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft).
Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, SU Dimensionals, Colluzle, Mini glue dots, sponges.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!!
Don't forget to check this "Cards for Bekah"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"A Very Merry Christmas" Blog Hop

Hello my friends and welcome to another Gina K.Designs Blog Hop, this time showcasing Theresa Momber newest set "A Very Merry Christmas"
For tonight's blog hop I have created 3 cards (not coloring required:) and I hope you like them.

Peace, Love & Joy: I started my card base with Pure Luxury White CS, then I trimmed a smaller piece on Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus CS and a piece of Vintage Holly Digital Paper. I stitched them together. Next I stamped the image on a piece of Pure Luxury White CS in Clear Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I sponged the border with Gold Ink and added some paper piercing around. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and I also sponged the borders with same color. I added some Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon and overlapped a piece of the new Holiday Ribbon. A couple of red dew drops on one of each corner and this card is ready to be sent.


Peace & Blessing: For this card I started my card base with a piece of Pure Luxury White CS, then I added a smaller piece of Cranberry Tart and a piece of Vintage Holly Digital Paper. I cut a Note Shape in Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart CS and then trimmed it and adhered it on top. I added some faux stitches using a Uni-ball Signo White Pen. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Sweet Plum, borders were sponged with Plum Craft and Dark Pink Ink. I added around the new Pure Luxury Gold-lined White Organdy Ribbon and a bow.


Hallelujah!: A very white card. I used a piece ofPure Luxury White CS as my card base. A piece of White CS was dry embossed using my Cuttlebug Machine. The image was heat embossed using Gold Embossing powder, borders were punched and a piece of Pure Luxury Gold CS was added. As a final touch I added some White Satin Ribbon and overlapped a piece of Pure Luxury Gold-lined White Organdy Ribbon. I made a little bow using a piece of ribbon from the Holiday Collection, I added a White button from Holiday Collection and some Pure Luxury Gold Cording.


I hope you like my creations!

For even more ideas with Theresa Momber's A Very Merry Christmas stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: A Very Merry Christmas. Theresa's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool. We've also included her Copic coloring links too.

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


and finally, Theresa's Guest Designers for A Very Merry Christmas:

Enjoy blog hopping!!

A Sarah Kay Card

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great Wednesday! Twenty three years ago, a day like yesterday, my mom passed away. Yesterday was a kinda sad day for me, but then I realized she is happy in Heaven. I talked about her to DD and she listened and asked a lot of questions. She gave me a lot of kisses so I could feel better, sweet little girl.
Now, I want to show you a card I made using Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #86. It has been a long awhile since the last time I played Taylor's challenges.

So here is my card. I used a Sarah Kay Image. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils. I sponged the borders with Plum Craft (Color Box) and Dark Pink (Studio G). I added some Gold Cording from Gina K. and Rhinestones.



Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Real Red.
Paper: SU.
Stamps: Sarah Kay
Ink: Black, Plum (Color Box), Dark Pink (Studio G)
Embellishments: Gold Cording (Gina K), Rhinestones (Making Memories)
Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, SU Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, sponges, Corner punch.


I hope you like it!

Come back later for another Gina K. Blog Hop!! and don't forget about "Cards for Bekah"

Have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hip to be Square Blog Hop

Welcome to another Gina K. Designs Blog Hop!! Tonight we are showcasing Hip to be Square designed by Melanie Muenchinger. I have created 3 cards to show you tonight. Let's get started.

You're a Star : I started my card with a piece of Pacific Point CS. I stamped the big square, then I cut 1 1/2 square on White CS and sponged them with Memento Tangelo Ink. Next I stamped the 1 1/4 square border image onto Bashful Blue with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, then I stamped stars randomly using Memento Desert Sand Ink. I zig zag stitched both pieces. I cut a couples of stars using my Cricut machine, onto the Pacific Point CS I stamped the Star Image using White Craft Ink, after that I took my White Uniball Pen and I made little lines. On the center I added a White Pearl.
Inside Card: I stamped the sentiment "You're a Star" using Memento Tangelo Ink, I sponged the borders with the same ink color and also added some stamped stars at the bottom.



Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pacific Point, White, Bashful Blue.
Ink:
Memento Desert Sand, Tangelo and Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), White Pearl (Kaiser Crafts).
Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, Cricut Machine, Sponges, stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
.


Very Merry Ornament/Gift Tag: First I created this as an ornament, but then I realized it could perfectly work as a Gift Tag too. I started with a piece of Pure Luxury All Spruced Up CS, using my Colluzle I cut a 3 1/2 circle diameter, then using one smaller size I cut a piece of Vintage Holly Digital Paper by Emily Giovanni. Then I stamped the cute snowman face using Stazon Black Ink, for the nose I used Memento Tangelo Ink and for the hat Rich Cocoa Ink as well for the sentiment. On top, I made a bow with the new Pure Luxury White Organdy Ribbon and finally as a hanger I used a piece of Pure Luxury Gold Cording.
Inside it has a piece of blank Pure Luxury White CS.

Card Recipe:

Card Stock: Pure Luxury All Spruced Up and White CS.
Paper: Vintage Holly Digital Paper by Emily Giovanni.
Ink: Memento Tangelo, Rich Cocoa Ink, Stazon Black.
Embellishments: Pure Luxury White Organdy Ribbon and Pure Luxury Gold Cording.

Hello baby! : I have a friend who is expecting and she doesn't know the sex of her baby yet, I hope it is a girl, this would be perfect for her! Anyway, I started my bib card with a piece of Pure Luxury Rocket Red CS (I cut the bib shape using a Coluzzle Cutting System). I added a piece of DP from SU and then I added some stitches around. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red Ink onto Pure Luxury White CS, then I added a piece of Pure Luxury Rocket Red and using my mini scallop scissors I cut around the oval. As a final touch I added some of the new Red Dot Holiday Ribbon and a couple of the new red buttons from Holiday Button Collection. Using my big scallop scissors I cut around the bib and added some Liquid Pearls.
Inside the card I added a piece of Pure Luxury White CS and keep it blank.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pure Luxury Rocket red and White.
Paper: SU
Ink: Real Red.
Embellishments: Red Dot Ribbon from Holiday Collection, Red Buttons from Holiday Button Collection.
Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, Mini scallop scissors, Big scallop scissors.

I hope you like my creations. It was a lot of fun working with Melanie's new set.

Now, for even more ideas with Melanie Muenchinger's Hip to be Square stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Hip to Square. Melanie's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool!
Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:

September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:

Giovana Smith
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne

and finally, Melanie's Guest Designer for Hip to be Square:

Karen Knegten

and Special guests:

Tina Gilliland
 
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