Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just want to wish all of you my friends a Very Merry Christmas! I will be taking few days off of blogging and spend some time with my family. I will renew my energy and come back with more ideas and inspiration.
Hope you have a great Christmas time with your family and friends, wishing our great Lord fill your heart with blessings and joy.

God bless you !!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas tags.

Hello my friends, today I have more Christmas tags to show you. I just needed more :) I got inspired by the sketch over at 2S4U.

My tags were cut with my Cricut Machine, then I embossed then using Snowflakes embossing folder and the Cuttlebug machine. Borders were sponged with Ginger Adirondack Ink. The circles and snowflakes were cut with the Cricut Machine too. The sentiment is from Melanie's "Hip to be Square" set by Gina K. Designs.
Finally I added some Satin Ribbon , buttons and gold cording.
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last minute Christmas gift.

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day! Today I want to show a set of 6 cards I made as a Christmas present for my niece, She is in college and I thought these cards would be helpful. They are very simple, the detail is on the embellishments, I added beads instead of Rhinestones. I have tons of beads and I've been thinking what to do with that until my brain had a bright moment, LOL.
TIP: To add the beads, I used tweezers and to glue them I used Diamond Glaze, this is super if you want to glue something forever :)

Card recipe:
Card Stock: Kraft.
Stamps:Flourishes (Inkadinkado), Sentiment :Out on a Limb (PTI).
Ink: Real Red (SU), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Ginger (Adirondack), Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: Beads.
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Daubers.

I hope you like them.
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Christmas cards!

Hello my friends! I think these are the last sets of Christmas cards you are going to see for a while. This year I went Clean and Simple, easy to mass produce and no extra postage :)
For my card I again, used Nestabilities, heat embossing and sponging.
For this set I used stamps I got from my friend. I don't know the brand, sorry.
For this set I used Theresa's "A Very Merry Christmas" set from Gina K. Designs.
Hope you like them!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Glory to God!

Hello my Friends, I hope you are having a great day! I have more CAS Christmas cards to show you today.
For my cards I used Lk. 2:14 set from smARTworks. The dove was heat embossed in gold ep. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Hot Cocoa. It was embossed with Rectangle Nestabilities and then sponged around the edges with Adirondack Ginger and Memento Desert Sand. As a final touch I added a snowflake (I cut it with the Cricut machine) and painted it in Gold Acrylic Paint.
Hope you like them! Tomorrow I will post the last bunch of Christmas cards I made this year.
Have a great and blessed day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Something

Hello my friends. It is Friday and that means another super challenge at Stamp Something Challenge. This challenge will last for 2 weeks and it is "Holiday Something", just make a card or any project you want, then link it to the Mr . Linky over at Stamp Something Blog and you can have the chance to win 3 digital images from our sponsor Digital-Ink Co.
Digital-Ink Co was kindly enough to donated some beautiful images to the DT to work with. I chose the Nativity image. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and blended it with OMS, then I added some stickles. The snowflakes was cut with the Cricut machine.
The card base was embossed using the Cuttlebug and snowflakes embossing folder, I added a bit of Broken China Distress Ink onto the embossing folder to create a soft blue BG, then I added some Diamond Glitter.
The oval was cut, embossed and stencil with Oval Nestabilities.
The bottom is from Autum Collection by Gina K. Designs as well as the Gold Cording.

This card qualifies also for the following challenges:
Color combination from SPCC Challenge: Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue and Always Artichoke.
Sketch comes from Heather Scott's at Oz-some stamps blog.
Digital images challenge at Caardvarks

Also, I have to say that this is my last challenge as a DT member for Stamp Something. It has been the most wonderful 6 months I've had and I want to say "Thank you" to Denise and Erin for the opportunity.

Hope you like my card.
Have a great and blessed day!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Thursday my friends! I have a birthday card for you today. I have wanted to play 2S4U for several weeks, but I have been so busy as many of you are. But, finally I had some time and I created this pretty Birthday card.
For my card I used smARTworks stamps: Sentiment from "Tulip Square" and images from "Stella"

The BG images were stamped in Purely Pomegranate, Memento Sweet Plum and Memento Desert Sand. The sentiment was stamped in Stazon Black. The ribbon is from SU Purely Pomegranate (retired). I added some Pink Rhinestones in the right bottom corner.


Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beautiful Poinsettia.

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day. Today I am having a great day. I started my day with some house's chores, then I spent a great time with my daughter, we played in the snow, we had some snow ball fight, we used the sled and we went all the way down the hill!!! It was so much fun, then we came back home, had some hot cocoa, potatoe chips and a corn dog, very healthy, right? and of course we watched Bolt! (again)
Now, she is napping, and I am trying to finish some projects.

Anyways, I have another Christmas card for you. This is a CAS, very easy to mass produce and really cute. I used 2 sets from Gina K. Designs : the Poinsettia is from "A Year of flowers" and the sentiment is from "A Very Merry Christmas" I used the sketch from this week sketch challenge over at "Stamp TV"

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tag, tags and more tags!

Hello my friends, I hope you all are having a great day! Today I have some Christmas Tags for you! I made them few days ago for the challenge over at Stamp TV: Tag: You are It! .

For my Tags I used 2 sets from Gina K. Designs: "A Very Merry Christmas" and "A Year of Flowers"
My designs are very simple, they were cut, embossed and sponged using Circle and Oval Nestabilities. The cord I used is Pure Luxury Gold Cording from Gina K. Designs.
Set #1: For this set I stamped the poinsettia in embossing Ink and Red embossing powder. The borders were sponged with Memento Tangelo , the "For You" "with Love" is also from the same stamping set.
Set #2: For this set I stamp the image from "A Very Merry Christmas" using Embossing Ink Pad and Gold embossing powder. The borders were sponge with Memento Tangelo. The back says "For You" "with Love" they come from "A Year of flowers"and were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.

Set #3: For this set I cut the tags with my Cricut machine using A Child's Year cartridge. I sponged the borders with Ginger Adirondack Ink. The "to" "from" were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, The sentiment is from "A Very Merry Christmas" by Gina K. Designs, I used Ginger Ink and Memento Tangelo for sponging.


Hope you like them!
Have a great day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Peace & Blessing.

Hello my friends and Happy Monday! Just a quick post before I start my busy day. Hope you are starting a great week. I have another Blue and Kraft card, color combo from SPCC, I think I really like this color combo!



My card base is Bashful Blue, this was dry embossed using Snowflakes Embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. The Christmas tree was stamped in Buckaroo Blue and cut out, then I added some Waterfall Stickles and sponged the borders with Memento Desert Sand ink. On the Brocade blue CS I stamped some snowflakes in Desert Sand. The ribbon is from Offray and fits perfect Bashful Blue CS color. I added a couple of clear dew drops.

The image and sentiment come from "A Very Merry Christmas" by Gina K. Designs. The sentiment was stamped in Bashful Blue.


Hope you like it.
Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wishing you the blessings of the season

Hello my friends and happy Sunday! Hope you are having a great day. Today I want to show you a set of 6 CAS Christmas cards I have created. They are quick and easy to mass produce. I usually don't do that, but having so little time to stamp lately, I decided to do it. I think I spent like 5 or 7 minutes on each card, That's awesome! I usually spend like 1 hour or more in one card.


For my cards I used Chickadee Wishes by smARTworks. I stamped the chickadee in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and then heat embossed with Clear e.p. Then, I embossed it using Circle Nestabilities, after that I sponged the inside borders with Ginger Adirondack Ink and Memento Desert Sand. The sentiment was stamped in Ginger Adirondack Ink. Finally I added a snowflake (cut it using my Cricut machine), then I colored it with Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber, a small Clear Rhinestone (Kaiser Crafts) was added in the middle.


Don't forget about the smART-word Challenge, this month word is "Christmas". I hope you could play along with us.

Easy peasy. Hope you like it.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wishing you..

a very Merry Christmas!!! Here another Clean & Simple card. I, again, used the colors from SPCC: Brocade Blue, Kraft & Bashful Blue.


My card base is Bashful Blue CS, the Kraft CS color was cut and then dry embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder and Cuttlebug Machine. The borders were sponged with Broken China Distress Ink. The sentiment is from "A Very Merry Christmas" by Gina K. Designs. The snowflake image was stamped in Broken China and then cut out. I added a blue dew drop in the middle.

The ribbon is from Offray (it matches perfectly Brocade Blue color)

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Hello my friends and happy Friday! It is time for another Stamp Something Challenge, this week is all about Winter Wonderland, it can be a holiday or winter related card/project, you can use snowflakes, snow, ice, something you think it is soooo winter wonderland.

This week our challenge is sponsored by In Style Stamps, its has some pretty and cute digital images.
My card for this week is clean and simple. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencil, cut and embossed with Rectangle Nestabilities and then sponged the borders with Memento Desert Sand and Adirondack Ginger. I added a couple of snowflakes I cut with my Cricut Machine, I colored them with Gold Acrylic Paint (Adirondack), then I added a Clear Rhinestones (Kaiser Krafts).
I added some Diamond Stickles onto the white parts of her dress.
The BG paper is from memory Box Collection and the Red Organdy Ribbon is from my stash.

Hope you like it.
Now head over to Stamp Something Challenge Blog and enjoy the other DT creations.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop!


Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!


So I decided to create a quick, easy and yummy recipe! Soft Christmas Cookies. I have to confess that this kind of cookies are always a challenge for me because I never get them soft, always hard and crunchy, LOL, but this recipe is a MUST HAVE, your cookies are going to be soft and delicious!

Here is the recipe:
Soft Christmas Cookies

Ingredients
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
1.Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.


Here is a close- up of my card:

Here the card and yummy cookies I put in a quick and simple box I made.

Material I used:
Card Stock:
Pure Luxury White , Pure Luxury Good as Gold
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Ginger, White craft.
Stamps:
A Year of Flowers, A Very Merry Christmas both by Gina K. Designs.
Accessories: Square and Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Gold embossing powder, Dauber, Dimensionals.
Embellishments: Gold Stickles,
Pure Luxury gold Cording, Pure Luxury White Organdy ribbon,


Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:



Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!

The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.

Quick & Simple Christmas card

Hello my friends! Did you miss me? I really missed you and stamping and sharing my creations. It has been more than a week of craziness and not stamping. In the last few days I tried to stamp at night, but I am not a night stamper, my eyes are usually tired and the only thing I want to do is rest. Last night I created few quick cards that I will be sharing in the following days, they are super cute, quick and simple!! Less than 5 minutes.

For my card I used the colors from SPCC; this week color combo is Brocade Blue, Kraft and Bashful Blue.

My card base is Kraft, I stamped the snowflakes in White craft Ink and added some Clear ep, then heated. I sponged the borers with Ginger Adirondack Ink. The blue CS borders are Brocade Blue and Bashful Blue, this one was dry embossed using Snowflakes embossing folder and Cuttlebug.
The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.
The images are from "A Very Merry Christmas" by Gina K. Designs.

Hope you like it.
Later I have another post, do you like cookies?? well, if you do, don't forget to come back tonight for some yummy treat ;)

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gold Poinsettia

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday! Hope you all are having a great day. Today, it is cleaning house day, yeah, not too much fun, but needed. I hope I have some extra time to stamp today.
Anyways, I want to show a card I made for some challenges: The color combo comes from Stamp TV Color Challenge: Green, Red & Gold and also from Cuttlebug Challenges : Using glitter!! , FTTCC44: CAS cards and finally Just Bugging Challenge Layers.

Card Details: To get this card shape I used "A Child's Year" Cartridge and my Cricut machine. The card size is 5" x 3.75" , then I cut another card, this time smaller 3.5" x 2. 75", cut it in half, traced the scallop lines in the plain side and cut it with scissors. Then I used my Cuttlebug machine and Swiss Dots embossing folder, sponged the borders with Real Red Ink.
The image is from A year of flowers by Gina K. Designs. I stamped the image in Gold Ink and added Gold ep and then it was heat embossed. Then I added a lot of Diamond Stickles for the nice and shiny look.
Finally I added some Christmas Plaid ribbon and a red button from Buttons Holiday Collection by Gina K.
For the inside I stamped a sentiment from A Very Merry Christmas by Gina K. Designs.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White.
Stamps: A year of flowers & A Very Merry Christmas (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Gold, Real Red, True Thyme.
Embellishments: Red Button (Holiday Collection), Christmas Plaid Ribbon, Diamond Stickles.
Accessories: Cricut Machine, A Child's Year cartridge, Cuttlebug machine, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, daubers, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots.

I hope you like it.
Your comments are appreciated.
Have a great day!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hello my friends and Happy Friday! It is time for another Stamp Something Challenge. This week is Glitzy Something, just use any kind of bling, glitter, shimmer, make it shine!! because we all love glitter, don't ya? I used again Kai in the snow by Mo's Digital Pencil image.
Card details: I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and blended it with MS. I used some Diamond Stickles for the snow flakes and some Dazzle Dust for the ice ground, Instead of glue I used Diamond Glaze, then I applied the Dazzle Dust and it sticks in no time. On the left corner I added some Light Purple Rhinestone. For the BG I used an embossing folder and the Cuttlebug machine. The image was cut and embossed with Circle Nestabilities.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Real Red, Lavender Lace.
Stamps: Kai in the Snow by Mo's Digital Pencil, Merry Christmas (Recollections)
Ink: Memento Plum, Prismacolor pencils, Real Red.
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), Dazzle Dust, Diamond Stickles.
Accessories: Sewing machine, White thread, Embossing folder, Cuttlebug Machine, Circle Nestabilities, daubers.

This card fits into several other challenges:
Cuttlebug Challenges :Using glitter!
Mojo Monday Sketch
SPCC #26 :Lavender Lace, Real Red and Whisper White.

Now, head over to Stamp Something Challenge Blog and enjoy the DT creations. Hope you can play along with us.

Have a great day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sweetest Thing Challenge.

Hello my friends! I feel like I haven't stamped forever. I had some nice stamping time few days ago and until now I can post this cute card I made using the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge by Karen Giron. She has a great Blog with awesome inspiration and creations!
For my card I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Kai in the snow. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with MS and Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil. I cut, embossed it with circle Nestabilities, then i sponged the inside a little bit with color Mist Chalk Ink. For the falling flakes I used Diamond Stickles and for the snow ground I used Dazzle Dust.

The pretty papers are memory Box Collection. I also used my sewing machine for the zig zag stitches and added some Gold Rhinestones in the corners. White Satin Ribbon was attached under the image.
Final size card: 5" square.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Bashful Blue.
Paper: Memory Box Collection.
Stamps: Kai in the snow (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Ink: Black Laser ink, Prismacolor pencils, Memento Rich cocoa (for sponging borders)
Embellishments: Dazzle Dust, Diamond Stickles, Gold Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), White satin Ribbon (Offray)
Accessories: Sewing machine, daubers, Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December smART-word Challenge: Christmas

Hello my friends and Welcome December!! Today we start the last month of 2009!! Time flies for sure, with a new month also we have another word for our smART-word Challenge. This month's word is Christmas.
I created my card using Reindeer Set. I started my card with a piece of Chocolate Chip CS and folded in half. I added a smaller piece of White CS and a piece of SU Pattern Pack III. I stamped the image in a piece of Riding Hood Red CS using Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. The snowflakes were heat embossed also in Gold. I added some Sheer Stripe White Ribbon around. The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink.

I hope you like it.
Now head over to the smART-word Challenge blog and give this challenge a try. Remember you can use any stamps you own, also you can have the chance to win some smART-bucks and a prize too!!

Have a great day!!
 
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