Friday, July 30, 2010

Wishing you Joy...

* This is an auto post, I am recovering from surgery and I hope to be back soon, Thanks!*

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day! It's Friday and time for another Christmas Challenge over at Stamp TV!! This week challenge is "Stitches" real or faux, your choice :)

This is the card I made:
The card base is All Spruced Up. I matted together a piece of Ivory and a piece of Cappella Patterned Paper (BasicGrey) and added stitches. The sentiment is from Blessed is the Season Set. I punched a piece of Red Hot and matted it with All Spruced Up and added stitches as well. The paper flower was made by me using Innocent Pink and Ivory CS.
The ribbon is White Organdy.


All materials are Gina K. Designs.

I am submitting this card to
Sketch: 2S4U
1,2,3 Recipe : The Shabby Tea Room
Let's Do Classy & Elegant: Moxie Fab World
Christmas: Stamp Something.
Buttons : Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Hope you are having a great day!

ETA: I am feeling a little bit better and I will be back next week with more projects!! Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cute as a button

*This is an auto-post. By now, I am recovering after having surgery. I'll be back as soon as I can. Thanks! *

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a fantastic day. Today I have a cute card I made few weeks ago for a publication call, but it was "rejected", LOL.
Very sweet and pastel colors, ideal for a baby girl :)


Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: White, Innocent Pink, Lemon Drop (GKD)
  • Stamps: Oh Baby! (GKD)
  • Ink: Real red (SU), Pretty in Pink (SU)
  • Embellishments: Buttons (GKD), Gingham Pink Ribbon (GKD), Embroidery thread.
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Embossing folder,  Medium glue dots, Scor-tape.
Hope you like!
Enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Feliz 28 Peru!! + "My friend" Card

Hello my friends! I am having a mix of feelings today, why? because today it's Independence Day in Perú and I am not there. My family there is getting together to celebrate our Independence and eat really nice and yummy Peruvian food!! I am planning to cook some yummy Peruvian dishes today :)
Anyway, if any Peruvian lady or guy is reading this "Felices Fiestras Patrias, Feliz 28 y que Viva el Perú!!


 Ok, now to celebrate my country I made a card using the colors from my flag :)
I hope you don't mind looking another card with the pretty paper flowers I've made and still making :)

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Mat a piece of card stock and patterned paper. Stitch together.
  • Add strip of card stock and add stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment and die cut and sponge.
  • Add flowers, ribbon and buttons.
Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Riding Hood Red (SU), White (GKD), Innocent Pink (GKD).
  • Paper: Lover Letters (SU).
  • Stamps: Seeds of Kindness (GKD)
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger).
  • Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon (Michael's), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Buttons (LSS).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Scallop punch, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tags (Spellbinders), Diamond Glaze, Scor-tape, Sponges.
I am submitting this card to:
Sketch: CPS
Flowers: Stamp Something.
1,2,3 Recipe: The Shabby Tea Room.
Color: Color Throwdown.
Shabby & Vintage : Moxie Fab World

Hope you like it!
Feliz 28!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thanks so much!

Hello my friends, hope you are having a great day! Today, I am having a quiet and relax day so far. DD and I spent some time organizing her play room, oh my! that was a HUGE mess!! I helped her a bit and then she finished it, of course after few tears (because she insisted she needed help!) she was happy to have a nice and clean place to play and walk around, LOL.
After that, we tried to do some yard work, but it started to get TOO hot, but we did peek around the garden and we were so happy to see tomatoes and potatoes!! I couldn't resist myself and I dug a bit and I found some pretty red and yellow potatoes, I can't wait to harvest them, and cook  and enjoy them :)

Anyway, enough of my crazy life and now focus on my card. It has a long while since I played SPCC and I decided to give it a try this week. The colors for this week are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Certainly Celery, it was a challenge for me to mix them in a way they look good and I think I got it :)
I am also combining this with The Shabby Tea Room, this week the challenge is "1,2,3" 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 punches or dies.
I couldn't resist myself and I made a pretty green flower. I love to make them and I have a pile of punches ready to become a pretty flower :)

I am submitting this card to Let's Do Classy & Elegant over at Moxie Fab Blog :) and also to Stamp Something Challenge : Flowers!


Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Kraft (GKD), Sof Suede (SU), Certainly Celery (SU), Ivorory (GKD)
  • Paper: Capella (Basic Grey)
  • Stamps: Out on a Limb (PTI)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Green Lime SaTin Ribbon (Offray), Pearl (Recollections), Button (from my collection).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tag (Spellbinders), Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Lime Glitter (Martha Stewart), Sponges, Scor-tape.
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Missing you

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day. Yesterday, I received some sad news, my niece's dog of 14 years died. I got really sad because I got that dog for her when she was only 6, now she is 20. I talked to her last night and she was very sad but feeling better. The saddest part is that her dog has been my dog's (his name is "Bethoven") company for over all these years. My sister told me he was crying and I am pretty sure he is missing "Pelusa" so much. He is 14 years old too. I wish I could bring him here, but I can't. My family there (Peru) is taking care of him now.

Anyway, I was feeling kind of blue, because I am missing my doggie and my family too! so I decided to make a card to send to my niece and I hope she can feel better soon.

I usually don't use too much black on my cards, but I think this one turned out pretty good. Today, I got  my new SU paper "Love Letters" and I decided to give it a try. I also made more paper flowers in different colors, :) this one is pure ivory, the edges are ink with Antique Linen and Tea Dye, I add some Clear Glitter from MS.

I am combining several challenges and they are:
Sketch: Taylored Expressions SC # 122.
Color : The Play Date Cafe
Recipe 1,2,3 (1 Ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 punches: The Shabby Tea Room.
Vintage : Moxie Fab World.
Stitching: Stamp & Create
Flowers: Stamp Something

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Mat card stock and patterned paper, ink edges and stitch.
  • Die-cut label, sponge and stamp image and sentiment.
  • Add ribbon using scor-tape.
  • Add paper flower and buttons.
Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Kraft (GKD), White (GKD), Black (LSS)
  • Stamps: On the desk (Cornish Heritage Farm)
  • Paper: Love Letters (SU).
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger).
  • Embellishments: Black Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Glitter (Martha Stewart)
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scallop punch (Fiskars), Sponge daubers, Scor-tape, Diamond Glaze.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

PS: I got some requests about how I make the flowers, I am not making tutorials, but I will try my best and I will post one this week. Thanks!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thank you

Hello my friends, here I am again! It has been so long since I have a two posts in one day :) but I have another card for Gina's Guest Designer Challenge using one of the video techniques form Stamp TV.
For this card I used:

The sketch comes from Limelight Papercrafts and also submitting this card to Stamp & Create: Stitching.
I used again one the handmade flowers I made yesterday.

Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Crushed Curry (SU), Layering White (GKD), Innocent Pink (GKD), Ivory (GKD)
  • Paper: Fresh Print Clothesline Collection (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Stamps: Seeds of Kindness (GKD).
  • Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Pearl (Recollections)
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop punch, Sponge dauber, Cotton Candy Glitter (Martha Stewart)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Happy for you

Hello my friends! Happy Sunday for you all. Hope you are having a great family day. Yesterday, I had the chance to play and made another card for Gina K. Next Guest Designer Challenge. The challenge is just to use one (or more) of you favorite video techniques from Stamp TV! 
For my card I used the sketch from "EBTKS" (Everything but the Kitchen Sink, isn't this name so clever?) and I used the following Stamp TV Video Tutorials to create this card:


Card recipe:

  • Card stock: Innocent Pink, Layering White, Heavy Weight White. (GKD)

  • Stamps: Botanicals (GKD).

  • Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger), Walnut Stain (Ranger), White Craft (JoAnn's)

  • Embellishments: Pink Gingham Ribbon (GKD), Pink Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts)

  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Book Page, Clear embossing powder, White embossing powder, Embossing gun, Circle Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sponge dauber.

Hope you like it.
Have a great Sunday!! 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Enjoy your day.

Hello y friends! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Today, I spent few hours cleaning my house and organizing my kitchen, I love to clean and organize. I wish I could do the same with my craft stuff too, LOL.

Anyway, today I have a very classy and elegant card. I used the sketch from 2S4Y. I love Laura and Kazan's sketches and I try to play anytime I have an extra time :)
I made these flowers and I love them!, they are a little bit time consuming, but the result is awesome, if you could only see them in person.

Gina from Gina K. designs is looking for the next Guest Designer and I decide to give this a try. The challenge is to use any of the video tutorials from Stamp TV!
So my card includes the following videos:

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Cut slightly piece of patterned paper, ink edges. Adhere smaller piece on top, punch bottom border, ink edges and stitch.
  • Stamp leaves and heat emboss with Clear Embossing powder. Stamp sentiment.
  • Adhere flowers and ribbon.
Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Ivory, Innocent Pink (Both GKD)
  • Stamps: Hope grows (GKD).
  • Paper: Capella (BasicGrey)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Tea dye Distress (Ranger).
  • Embellishments: Antique White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Mini Pearls (Recollections).
  • Accessories: Border Punch (Fiskars), Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Diamond Glaze, Bubble Gum Glitter (Martha Stewart), Sponge dauber, Medium Glue dots.
I am entering this card to Card Style Challenge : Let's Do Classy & Elegant over at Moxie Fab World !

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I appreciate your comments.
Have a great day!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun blog hop being hosted by members of StampTV Center Stage Alumni. A group of us have decided to get together a couple of times a month and host a themed hop in order to share our love for Gina K. Stamps.

If you've arrived from Cheri's blog: Stamp'n Boomer then you're at the right place! To start the fun blog hop, please go to StampTV and hop from there.

The challenge for this hop is an Inspiration one,coming from one of the yummy pictures from 1-800- Flowers.


And these are the cards I created:

Baby Congratulations Card: For this card I got inspired by the colors and the circles. I thought a baby card with this colors could be a lot of fun to make, so this is the result.

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Cut a slightly smaller piece, dry emboss, ink edges and add stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment, die cut with label, sponge. Adhere to card.
  • Cut or punch small circles and adhere to a thin (1/8 inch) strip of card stock. Adhere to card. Add pearls.
  • Add paper flowers , ribbon as a leaf and a brad.

Card Recipe:

Birthday Wishes Card: For this card I got inspired by the colors, circles and theme!!

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Mat together pieces of card stock. Punch corners on yellow piece, dry emboss, ink edges and add stitches.
  • Stamp image twice, color them. Die cut, emboss and sponge. Cut flowers from second image and adhere. Add to card.
  • Stamp sentiment, die cut, emboss and sponge.
  • Add bow.
Card recipe:
Hope you like my cards!
Now get ready to hop to Jen Charboneau and enjoy her creations!!

Have fun hopping.

Merry & Bright

Hello my friends! It's Friday and time for another fun Christmas Challenge over at Stamp TV!! This week is a fun and easy challenge, it all about Shapes!! Any shape of card, but A2 size.
So for this week I created a "Circle Card" and I used All Spruced Up , Cranberry tart and Ivory CS. I love this color combo, it is very Christmas-y!! I stamped the stocking in Ivory CS in Pearlescent Poppy Ink. I added 3 buttons from Holiday Assortment Collection. I threaded one of the buttons with some Jute Twine 


Hope you can play along with me over at Stamp TV!

Thanks so much!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Your Next Stamp (DTC)

Hello my friends! I want to everyone know that Your next Stamp is having a Design Team Call through July 31st!!  When I read about it, I went to checked out their stamps and they are adorable!! If you love to color as much as I do, you will love them. I spent quite long time just having an eye candy, honestly, their images are super sweet!


So, I've decided to give it a try :). These are the cards I chose to showcase ! Good luck to everyone!!

 



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day! I don't have a card for you today, I hope later. Today, my wonderful husband and I are celebrating our 8th Wedding Anniversary!
Yesterday, I planned to make a card for him, but when I checked the time, it was almost time to start dinner, then he was around my craft area and I didn't do it. Then I decided to watch TV and I fell asleep.
Anyway, today we are planning to go out for some yummy dinner at the Indian Restaurant, I've heard really good comments about this place and we are going to try it. My good neighbor Nicole is babysitting Rebecca, so we can have a nice time, just us!

Here is a picture of our wedding day in Perú. At this time, it's winter over there. That day was a very cold day and even started raining a little bit, but I always kept a big smile, it was my Wedding!!


By the way, yesterday DD and I made "anniversary cookies" for daddy, LOL.



Have a great day!
God bless you all!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Seeds of Kindness Blog Hop!

Hello my friends and welcome to another Gina K. Blog Hop. This time we are featuring "Seeds of Kindness" Set. This wonderful set comes with a card kit!! but I decided to use different colors :), why?  because I've been craving for Kraft, LOL. I really wanted to use Kraft this time, I love this color, but I don't use it as often as I would like to. So, all of my 3 cards have Kraft on it.

Here are my creations:

Card #1: I'm so glad I have you to hang on to: This card was a challenge for me :) It's OLC, no embellishments (other than the Rhinestone) and  love it. Love how it turn out very much. The image was colored first with Prismacolor Pencils, then I added some Markers (SU) and blended them and you can see the results. Love it!

Directions:
  • Make card from Kraft card stock. Ink edges with White Ink.
  • Stamp image, color it.
  • Add rhinestone.
  • Stamp sentiment, add white embossing powder, heat emboss.
Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Kraft (GKD).
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), White Craft (JoAnn's), Prismacolor Pencils, Earth Elements Markers (SU)
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone (Making Memories)
  • Accessories: White embossing powder, Embossing gun (Marvy Uchida), Sponge daubers.

Card #2: Bloom: This card is fun and elegant. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils, also stamped an extra image, colored it and cut it out.

Directions:
  • Make card from Kraft card stock.
  • Mat together White card stock and a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper. Die cut a different style of patterned paper, adhere and stitch together.
  • Add ribbon and make a bow. Stamp sentiment.
  • Stamp image, color  and die cut it. Sponge inside. Add extra image for 3D-look. Add glitter glue.
  • Adhere to card.
Card Recipe:

Card 3#: My friend: This is Classy & Elegant. I love the color combo very much! I stamped the image in Watercolor Card stock and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.

Directions:
  • Make card from Kraft card stock.
  • Mat together Lemon Drop CS and Patterned Paper (slightly smaller), ink edges. Create border with border punch. Adhere and stitch together.
  • Stamp image, color and die cut. Sponge inside. Add glitter glue. Adhere to card.
  • Add ribbon and little pearls.
  • Stamp sentiment, die cut and add to card.
Card Recipe:
I am submitting these cards to the Moxie Fab Blog Card Style Challenge!
Card #1 to Clean & Graphic ;
Card #2 & 3 to Classy & Elegant

Do you like them? I hope you do. I enjoyed creating these cards. I am pretty sure you will find tons of inspiration as soon as you start visiting the other talented ladies.

For more details on the card kit that is included with the purchase of the Seeds of Kindness stamp set, please click here.  Then, to see even more samples with this versatile stamp set, visit these designer's blog links who are participating in the hop tonight:

Then, for even more inspiration be sure to check out the Idea Center for all the samples that everyone has shared in the StampTV gallery.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pink Christmas cards

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day {without allergies;)}. Today I have some not-conventional Christmas cards. When I was planning my project I told myself what not to create something different, to be honest I've never made Pink Christmas cards, but sometimes you need to think outside the box :)
As you know I am a  hostess over at Stamp TV and this week I am challenging my good friends there to "Emboss + Pink"
I created very Clean & Simple cards. I love layers and embellishments (tons), so creating CAS cards is a big challenge for me.
While creating these I immediately thought of the Card Style Challenge over at Moxie Fab World "Clean & Graphic" and Christmas in July Challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.

Here are my cards!
I did a  lot of embossing, all the images were heat embossed. For the ornament card I stamped the snowflake and die cut circles in different sizes. Then I adhered embroidery thread to create the bows.


 


 Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Innocent Pink, Layering White, Chocolate Brown (GKD)
  • Stamps: Blessed is the season (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Clear Versamak, Pealescent Poppy (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Pearls (Michael's), Embroidery Thread (DMC), Jute twine (GKD), Red button from Holiday Collection (GKD)
  • Accessories: Label 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Gold embossing powder, Embossing heat gun, Sponge daubers, Foam tape.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A note of Thanks.

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day! I am dealing with allergy problems, yikes! I was planning to go with my daughter to VBS, but I had to change plans and stay home, even though I have taken the allergy medicine, it is  not working at all. But, being home alone, quiet and peaceful, I decide to play in my craft room and I create this for you.
Have you check all the fun challenges over at Moxie Fab World Blog? well, if you haven't, please go!! They are fun! and they have this one that I love! Shabby & Vintage!! So, I started with that, but I needed a sketch, so I used the one from  2S4U. Also, I remembered the challenge over at PCC "Inspiration: Vintage typewriter"

Anyways, here is the card I created!!

Direction:
  • Create card from card stock. Ink edges.
  • Mat together patterned paper, ink edges and add stitches.
  • Adhere a stripe of Scor-tape and fold ribbon, add stitches. Add Kraft ribbon.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Stamp images using Pigment ink, add embossing powder. Die cut and sponge insides. Adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Add pins onto the ribbon.

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: Kraft (GKD).
  • Paper: Ancestry.com Collection (K&Company), Postcards from Paris & Sweet as Cherry Pie (Webster's Pages).
  • Stamps: On the Desk (CHF)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft (SU), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger), White Craft (JoAnn's)
  • Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon (Offray), Kraft Twill Ribbon (Martha Stewart), Pins.
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, Sponge dauber, Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Foam tape, Scor-tape, Clear embossing powder, Embossing gun.
Hope you like it. I would love to hear your comments.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thank you

Hello my friends! I have a CAS card for you today. I always struggle with CAS cards because I love embellishments and lots of layers :) Anyway, I try my best to design a CAS card and this is the result.
I used the colors from OTWC. The stamp set is "Inside & Out" (GKD), the pretty paper is from N- Sizzlin' Summer Digital Paper Pack (GKD)



Card recipe:
Card stock: Tangerine Tango (SU), White (GP).
Paper:N- Sizzlin' Summer Digital Paper Pack (GKD)
Stamps: Inisde & Out (GKD)
Ink: Broken China Distress (Ranger)
Embellishments: Orange Ribbon (SU), Buttons.
Accessories: Corner punch, Mini glue dots, Dauber sponge, Scor-tape.

I am submitting this card to:

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh baby!

Hello my friends! I am back with a cute baby card. My yard work took a little longer than I expected, but I managed to make a card today, yay!! Let me tell you something that happened while I was stamping, in the last few days a couple of hawks have been flying around our house, they must have found something good because they are around pretty much all day and they make a funny sound, this morning when I was working on my yard one was flying very low and I started imitating the sound and the hawk started flying extremely too low, LOL, they are so much to watch,that's why I love living in the country :)

Here a couple of pictures of 2 different hawks sitting on the telephone poles. One is a lot bigger than the other one.

Now, into my card, for this I used Oh Baby! set (GKD). The cute teddy bear was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then cut out. The red button is from Button Jar-Red Mix (GKD).


Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Lemon Drop (GKD), Layering White (GKD), Tangerine Tango (SU).
  • Patterned Paper: Just Dreamy Collection (My Mind's Eye).
  • Stamps: Oh Baby! (GKD).
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko). Memento Tangelo (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Lemon Satin Ribbon (Offray), Red Button (GKD).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, White thread, Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Label 3 Nestabilites (Spellbinders), Sponge daubers, Scor-tape, Yellow embroidery thread, Foam tape, Prismacolor pencils, OMS.

I am this card to the following challenges:
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!
 
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