Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Very Merry!! Mini cards

Hello my friends, this is my second post for today!! After DD and I finished our school day, I checked some blogs and I found out that today is the last day to post the Christmas Challenge (mini cards/tags) over at Caardvarks, so after lunch I decided to give it a try and here are my mini cards.
They are 3.25" square and the perfect size to put them on top of a present and avoid the big card, LOL

Directions:
  • Ink all edges.
  • Using Label 3 Nestabilities, die-cut card shape (I used second biggest).
  • Die-cut next small size.
  • Stamp snowflakes on cards.
  • Stamp background verse on smaller piece. Stamp dove in different ink. Adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Stamp sentiment and die-cut.  Adhere to card.
  • Add twine and rhinestones.

Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: Kraft (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Blessed is the season, Hope to be Square (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Pearlescent Rust, Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Red twine (SU), Pink Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts)
  • Accessories: Label 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Sponges, Foam tape, Mini glue dots.
Hope you like them!
Have a great day!

Happily ever after.

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great Tuesday. So far, my day is good.
For today, I have a cute card for you, very simple and elegant. This is a wedding card with yellow and red, yeap! Have you seen brides wearing red wedding dresses? I saw one on facebook and she looked beautiful! Well, when I got married my dress was just white and gold embroidery, maybe in few years when I have my vows renewed I will wear a red dress, LOL.

Anyway, here is my card, I used the sketch from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Direction:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Dry emboss a smaller piece, ink edges. Adhere ribbon.
  • Stamp border and sentiment, die-cut tag. Adhere to card.
  • Add mini paper roses.

Happily ever after

Happily ever after

Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Wild Dandelion, White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamp: Fanciful tags (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Real Red (SU), Tangelo (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Yellow Satin Ribbon (Offray), Mulberry Mini Paper roses (Recollections).
  • Accessories: Textile embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Scor-tape, foam tape.
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friends

Hello my friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I did few things like cleaning my craft area, but not much stamping at all. I have been having really bad back pain and I am trying to take it easy and rest as much as possible.
Anyway, last night after I put my daughter in bed and went to my craft room and made a card and a half, LOL (one is not finished yet) and here is the one I did finish.

I am combining few challenges in this card:

iCopic Lover : Color Challenge "Blue, Yellow, Red"
Speedy the Cat's Friends: Friendship.
Stamping Sisters in Christ: Using metal (I used a yellow brad on my flower)
STV Challenge: Highligthing with Nestabilities.

Friends

Friends

Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Lipstick Red, White, In the Navy (GKD)
  • Patterned paper: Organic Poppy (BoBunny)
  • Stamps: Friends (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Daffodil Delight (SU)
  • Embellishments: Mulberry Paper Flowers (Prima), Yellow Satin Ribbon (Offray), Yellow Brad (BoBunny).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Label 4 Nestabilities, Sponge, Scor-tape, Foam tape.
I hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

CSS Alumni Limited Supply Challenge

Hello and welcome to another fun Blog Hop with the CSS Alumni Team, featuring Gina K. Design Stamps. If you have come from Cheri's Blog you are in the right place, if not, you can start from the beginning over at StampTV.
This time our challenge is a "Limited Supply Challenge", using only these items:
  • One Neutral color for your card base: White, Ivory, Black, Brown or Kraft
  • Two different colors of card stock
  • One patterned paper
  • Three buttons
  • One color of ribbon
  • As little or as many images as you'd like
So, here are the cards I created:

Best Friend: Very feminine card :)

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Die-cut scallop frame. Mat card stock and patterned paper, Add stitches. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp sentiment and die-cut and emboss. Ink inside edges. Mat it with another piece of card stock using foam tape.
  • Add button in left corner.
  • Adhere ribbon with button.

Best friends

Best friend

Card Recipe:

 Hooray!! Simple, fun and with lost of details.

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Stamp Sentiment.
  • Create frame with Label 8 and Oval Nestabilities. Adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Punch/die-cut circles, using a very thin piece of card stock, adhere tape and add circles. Add patterned paper on top. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp rose in patterned paper twice and cut them out. Adhere to card.
  • Add ribbon and buttons.
Hooray

Hooray

Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Ivory, Kraft, Lemon Drop (All GKD)
  • Paper: Clothesline Collection (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Stamps: Versatile Verses, A Year of flowers (GKD)
  • Ink: Read red (SU), Espresso (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Button jar Yellow Mix (GKD), White Satin Ribbon (Offray)
  • Accessories: Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cricut machine, George and Basic Shapes Cartridge, Foam tape, Scor-tape, Mini glue dots.
Hope you like them!
Now, hop over to Jen's blog and check out her wonderful creation.

Have fun hopping.

Thank you

Hello my friends! It is Friday and time for another (my last as a Hostess) Christmas challenge as a  over at StampTV. This time this challenge is "Christmas Thank You"
I love to send Thanks you notes or cards to the people who graciously give us a especial detail or present. It feels good to do that.
So here is my card:

"Thank you"

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Mat pieces of card stock. Stamp snowflake images using White Craft Ink. Add clear embossing powder and heat.
  • Sponge around the images with a contrast color (Broken China Distress)
  • Stamp sentiment and die cut tag.
  • Add rhinestones.

Christmas Thank you

Christmas Thank you

Card recipe:
  • Card stock: In the Navy, Little Blue, Ivory (All Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Blessed is the season, Inside & Out (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: White Craft (JoAnn's), Broken China Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Blue Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts)
  • Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Embossing heat gun, Sponges, Fancy Tags (Spellbinders)
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Old friends are the best friends.

Hello my stamping friends! Hope you all are having a great day! I have been MIA for few days because things have happened in the Smith residence. First, I started homeschooling my daughter, she is in 1st grade now and she is excited and ready to learn more things, she loves Math, Reading and Science, so for now we are doing really good. Second, I lost my Mojo, yeah that happens sometimes and it is very frustrating for me because I have had few hours for myself, but not inspirations at all and last, my lovely Aunt Cristina passed away last Monday. It was really sad news for me because I love my aunt very much I couldn't be there to say good bye, but I know one day we will see each other in Heaven and we will rejoice with the Lord.

OK, so I have a card for you today, when I saw the sketch from EBTKS, I got an idea in my crazy brain and I had to put it on paper immediately before it was gone and couldn't remember it, LOL.

So, here is my card:

Old friends...

Old friends...

Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: White, Lemon Drop (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Sunny Day Dot from Clothesline Collection (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Stamp: Friends (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Pearls (Recollections), White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Yellow Mulberry Paper Flowers (Prima), Mulberry Mini Roses (Recollections).
  • Accessories: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Yellow thread, Scor-tape, Foam tape.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day !!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Life without a best friend...

Hello my friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good until today that my daughter had another real severe allergy attack. Poor girl, she is suffering a lot, right now she just started feeling a little bit better, so here I am posting this card I made for Limelight Papercraft Challenge.
This week is a Sketch challenge, I love sketches and as soon as I watched it I knew what I wanted to do :)

Anyway, here is my card.
Life without a Best friend is like the sky without a sun.

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Stamp image in a piece of Card stock, die-cut and emboss.
  • Cut a strip of Brown Card stock, punch borders. Add ribbon and flower.
  • Adhere image and border to card.
  • Stamp sentiment.

Life without a best friend


Life without a best friend

Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: White (SU), Chocolate Brown (GKD)
  • Stamps: Friends (GKD), Friends are forever (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Crushed Curry (SU), Prismacolor Pencils.
  • Embellishments: Pink Ribbon (PTI), Mulberry Paper Mini Roses (Recollections), Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Border Punch (Fiskars), Sponges, OMS.
Hope you like it!
Have a great night!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Peace, Love & Joy

Hello my friends! It's Friday and time for another fun "Christmas Challenge" over at StampTV. This week is all about SCRAPS. I pretty much love to keep all the little pieces and I always find a good use for them :)
For this card I used a piece of Metallic Good as Gold CS and a White piece already die-cut and embossed. I stamped the image and then the snetiment, and added some Diamond Stickles. Using my Scor-buddy I created a scor-frame and added tiny pearls.

Peace, Love & Joy

Peace, Love & Joy
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: Good as Gold, White (GKD)
  • Stamps: Blessed is the season (GKD)
  • Ink: Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Tangelo (all Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Pearls (Recollections), Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Scor-buddy, Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders).
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Birthday Wishes!

Hello my friends! Here I am to show you my last card using the Verve-sary Sketches!! This is another Birthday card using Verve Stamps, (I need more :) For this card I used the Verve-sary Sketch #5 and the inspiration comes from Speedy The Cat's Friends: Flower Challenge.



Card Recipe:
  • Card stock: White, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss (SU)
  • Patterned Paper: Love Letters (SU)
  • Stamps : Wishful Elegance (Verve).
  • Ink: Espresso Adirondack (Ranger), Chocolate Chip Craf (SU).
  • Embellishments: Gold Rhinestone (Recollections).
  • Accessories: Corner punch, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Sponges.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Anniversary Wishes


 Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day, much better than mine that I woke up very tired this morning, didn't sleep well again, crazy ha?
Well, this post is going to be short because I have a very cranky baby today.

Anyway, I have another card using Verve-sary Sketch #4 and the color inspirations from "The Shabby Tea Room"



 Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Ivory (GKD), Kraft, Real Red (SU), Black (LSS)
  • Patterned Paper: Love Letters (SU)
  • Stamps: Wishful Elegance (Verve)
  • Ink: Espresso Adirondack (Ranger), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Antique White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Red Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Fancy Tags Dies (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Corne punch (SU), Foam tape, Sponges.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Be still...

Hello my friends, this is my second post in one day, yay!! I don't know if you have seen the Verve-sary Sketches over at SCS, I saw them yesterday and I am trying to finish them before Friday and I think I will!!

Anyway, here is my card for Sketch #3 and I got inspired by the colors of The Play Date Cafe! and I couldn't resist to put one of my Paper Flowers, in the center I added a little Prima flower instead of a brad or button :)

Psalm 46:10


Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Ivory, Chocolate Brown (Gina K. Designs), Green (DCWV).
  • Patterned Paper: Ancestry.com Collection (K&Company)
  • Stamps: Psalm 46:10 (Verve Stamps)
  • Ink: Tea Dye Distress (Ranger), Espresso Adirondack (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon (Offray), Flower (Prima), Gold rhinestones (Recollections).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Foam Tape, Sponges, Corner punch (SU), Scallop Punch (Fiskars)
I am submitting this card to:
Verve-sary Sketch 3: Verve
Flowers: Speedy The Cat's Friends.
The Play Date Cafe : Colors.
Sewing: Sew Many Challenges.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day! More cards tomorrow. :)

Birthday Wishes



Hello my friends! Having a great ay? I hope so! I didn't sleep well last night, aghh, I know I will be very tired later, but for now I have another pretty card for you.

For this card I used the:
Sketch : Verve-sary Sketch #2
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Mat a slighty smaller piece of card stock with patterned paper. Punch opposite corners. Ink edges and add stitches.
  • Add piece of card stock to one side, punch opposite corners and add zig-zag stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment and flowers (Emboss resist technique). Die-cut and matt with card stock.
  • Add ribbon treatment. Adhere sentiment to card. Add flowers.

Card recipe:
  • Card stock: White (GP), Bashful Blue (SU), Rich Razzleberry (SU).
  • Patterned Paper: Clothesline Collectine (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Stamps: Wishful Eleganc (Verve Stamps)
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate (SU), Broken China Distress (Ranger), Clear Embossing Ink.
  • Embellishments: Flowers (Prima), Silver Brad (JoAnn's), Lilac Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts), Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon (SU).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Corner punch (SU), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Foam tape.

Hope you like it!
Your comments are always welcome!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Twinkle, twinkle little star



Hell my friends! Hope you had a great weekend! I had a couple of days to relax and enjoy my family. We went to watch "Despicable Me" My daughter loved it very much, now she is asking to get it on DVD for Christmas, LOL.
Anyway, this past weekend I didn't stamp at all, and today I found some time when Miss. E was napping.

Anyway, this is my card.
I am submitting this card to:

Sketch : "Verve Sketch Challenge"
Color Inspiration:  "I love my Tapes"
Buttons, Brads & Bling : Wee Memories.
Sewing : Sew many challenges

Directions:
  • Ink all edges.
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Using label 8 Nestabilities, die cut a piece of Patterned paper and 2 pieces of card stock in different colors.
  • Cut 1/2" in each side of second layer of card stock. Adhere to label.
  • Cut 3/4" in each side of patterned paper. Adhere on top of second label.
  • Add a rectangle piece of card stock 2.5" x 1.5".
  • Add zig-zag  and straight stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment, die-cut using Circle Nestabilities. Color little stars. Add Gold brad in letter "o".
  • Adhere ribbon to card. Add sentiment with foam tape.
  • Add buttons and brads.

Card recipe:
  • Card Stock: White, Creme de menthe, Innocent Pink (all Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Material Girl Collection (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Stamps: Twinkle, twinkle (Verve Stamps)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger )
  • Embellishments: Pink Mix (Gina K. Designs), Gold Brads (JoAnn's), Green Satin Ribbon (Offray)
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Yellow thread, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sponges, 1/4" Scor-tape, Scor-buddy, Foam tape.
Hope you like it.
Your comments are always welcome :)

Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

And the winner is...

Theresa P!! Thanks so much to all of you who play Becca's challenge . She had a hard time picking a winner.
Theresa, please e-mail me you info at: giovanachavez AT msn DOT com

Thanks so much!!
Giovana

Friday, August 13, 2010

CSS Alumni Sketch Challenge

Hello my friends! It is time for another fun CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time is a Sketch Challenge. If you have come here from Cheri's blog, you are in the right place, if not come back to Stamp TV to start the hop.
I have to confess as soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do, an "Envelope Card" hmm. what is that? It is a card and a envelope together, LOL. It is super easy to make.

Directions:
Inside of card:
  • Mat together 2 pieces of card stock and add stitches all around
  • Stamp image twice, color them. Cut out one and die cut the other one, adding some ink inside the borders.
  • Adhere the other image with Foam tape.
  • Add a scallop only in the top part.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Add image to card.
Envelope.
  • Cut a piece of card stock: 8.5" x 4.5"
  • Scor in half and fold. 
  • Using Circle Nestabilities, die cut a half circle. Emboss only front part.
  • Add a strip of card stock to the front and add stitches.
  • Add ribbon using Scor-tape and buttons.
Tips:
  •  If you want a flat folded ribbon add tiny drops of Fabric glue, press it and let it dry.
  • In order to have the perfect circle die-cut, put the inside piece through, make a little mark where you think the cut will match with the inside. (hope this makes sense)
Here is my "Baby Congratulations Card":


Card recipe:
Miss you card: I made this card for my dad! I miss him so much, I haven't seen him in almost 6 years and I wish I could go and just talk and talk. He loves to talk, travel and eat good food (just like me), also he is very funny!!

Anyway, for this card I didn't turn the sketch around.

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Cut piece of Patterned Paper. Die cut semi-circle using Circle Nestabilities. Ink edges.
  • Mat the piece of PP with card stock, add zig zag-stitches.
  • Add buttons with twine.
  •  Stamp sentiment, ink and emboss. Adhere to card with foam tape.

Card recipe:
Hope you like them!!

Now, hop over to Jen's blog to see her wonderful creation.

Have a great day!

Gift of Christmas

Hello my friends! It's Friday!! and I hope you are having a great day! I have a really cute card for you today. Well, I have to say I like my cards, but this one is really especial :)
I made this for StampTV Christmas Challenge, I hope you can join me and play along there. You can find all the information there.

For my card I used the sketch from CPS and one of my favorite techniques "Embossing resist". I used my Scor-buddy to create those perfect score lines on my card.

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Using a Scor-Buddy, score lines on your front card.
  • Using your stamp-a-ma-jig stamp background, then stamp images in clear embossing ink, add clear embossing powder, heat and then sponge around to reveal the image.
  • Add stitches. Adhere to card.
  • Add ribbon and button.


Card recipe:
  • Card stock: White (heavyweight), Red Hot (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamp: Blessed is the season (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Real Red (SU), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (GKD), Button (Holiday Collection (GKD).
  • Accessories: Scor-buddy, Sewing machine, Clear embossing powder, Heat embossing gun, sponges, Medium glue dot.
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Get Well

Hello ladies! Hope you are having a great day! Here we are doing much better. My daughter's allergies are getting better, especially her eyes, they are not too swollen and her nose is not as bad as was before, also she finally slept all night and so did I!!

Last night I made this card thinking about my daughter. She loves butterflies and bling bling, LOL. I really wanted to created a big scallop border, I don't own any of those new cute punches or die cuts, so I decided to create one my own way. I just die cut lots of circles (using the smallest size from Circle Nestabilities). I add a strip of 1/4" Scor-Tape and add the circles, after that I curled up the ends and Voila!! If you would like a picture tutorial, let me know and I will make one for you !!

For this card I got inspired by:
Inspiration Picture: Love my Tapes.
Butterflies: Wee Memories
Anything goes: Penny's Paper Crafty.

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • Cut a smaller piece of card stock, add circle using Scor-Tape. Curled up ends.
  • Create a scored-frame.
  • Adhere ribbon.
  • Stamp butterflies. Cut them out and adhere to card.
  • Stamp sentiment and add mini gold rhinestones.

Card recipe:
  • Card stock: White, Lovely Lavender. (GKD)
  • Paper: Fresh print Clothesline Collection (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Stamps: Hope is Faith, Versatile Verses (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Sweet Plum (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Ribbon (MFT), Gold rhinestones (Recollections).
  • Accessories: Scor-Buddy, Scor-tape, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Mini glue dots.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

PS: Don't forget about my daughter's challenge. She loves when you play her challenge. Click HERE to check it out.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

With heartfelt Sympathy

Hello my friends!! I have had a quite busy morning today, I cleaned my house, LOL. Due to my daughter's allergies, I mop and vacuum everyday, yess, sounds crazy, but my poor girl is suffering a lot. Yesterday, she went to a sleepover, I called my friend this morning to know if she had a good night and she told me DD got up around 4:00 am and she took more of her medicine, but she send them back to bed. When she came home this morning, her eyes were puffed and only 1 was red. I was glad she came home when the house was pretty much dust-free. Right now, she is napping and I hope she gets up feeling better.

Anyway, now on to my card. I found some new blog challenges in blog land and I decided to give their challenges a try.

For this card I used:
Sketch : Oz-somestamps.
Colors: iCopic Lover.
Theme + Spotlighting technique: Tuesday Throwdown.
Anything goes : Penny's Paper Crafty.
It's Embossable: Our Creative Corner

Directions:
  • Make card from card stock.
  • In a square 3"x3" piece, stamp BG image, Heat emboss image in Clear EP. Sponge around image.
  • Adhere this to a piece of card stock. Add stitches. Stamp saying.
  • Add ribbon and paper flower


Card recipe:
  • Card stock: Chocolate Brown, Ivory, Metallic Good as Gold (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Botanicals, Hugs & Prayers (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Antique White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Gold Rhinestone (Recollections), Gold Glitter (Studio G).
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Foam Tape, Sponges, Scallop punch (Fiskars).
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!
 
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