Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge # 81: New!!

Hello my friends! Welcome to another Wee Memories Challenge, sure time flies, I can't believe that this is the last day of 2011!!! I know 2012 will bring new and exciting challenges.


So, for this week, our challenge is  "NEW" it can be any new product you just got, or a card for a "new baby, car, home" etc.

And this is the card I have for you today. I am using the new stamps from Gina K. Designs, this set was released 2 days ago and I love it :)

Directions:
  • Die-cut a couple of Scallop circles in Ivory CS. Create a card base with them.
  • Die-cut a circle from Innocent Pink CS and a smaller circle from True Love Patterned paper. Adhere Lace Tape Ribbon in Ivory and Dark Pink. Add zig zag stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress and Border frame in Victorian Velvet Distress. Die-cut and emboss piece with Rectangle Fleur de Lis Dies.
  • Adhere it to card with Pop dots.
  • Add a couple of paper flowers to card front.
  • Add a little bit of stitckles to flowers.

Cad Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Innocent Pink, Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: True Love (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Special Occasion Tags (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress, Victorian Velvet Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Ivory Lace Tape Ribbon, Dark Pink Lace Tape Ribbon (Love my Tapes), Paper Flowers (Recollections), Mini Pearls (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Dies, Circle Dies, Rectangle Fleur de Lis Dies (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Sewing machine.

The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, January 6, 2012. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day 1

Hello my friends! Hope you enjoyed the Released Party last night, sure it was a lot of fun!! Welcome to Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day 1: Stately Flowers 2 by Melanie Muenchinger and Mountain Wilderness by Theresa Momber. These two sets are fantastic and a great addition to your collection :)

Stately Flowers 2: I used this big Camellia flower for my card, this is the Alabama State Flower. Honestly I have to do a lot of research, colors, shades, etc. I am learning a lot with all these beautiful flowers.

Directions:
  • Die-cut a couple of pieces of Innocent Pink CS with Scallop Circle Nestabilities.
  • Stamp sentiment in one of the Scallop circles.
  • Die-cut a piece of Patterned Paper (from True Love StampTV Kit), ink all edges and adhere it to one of the scallop circles, add zig zag sttiches.
  • Stamp image on White CS, color it with Copic Markers. Stamp extra flowers and cut them out to create a 3D effect (cut smaller pieces so your flower can have a natural look)
  • Score 1 scallop circle about 0.50", add scor-tape and adhere stitched piece.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Circle Nestabilities. Adhere image to Scallop circle Card with pop dots.
  • Add extra petals to flower to add dimension.
  • Add bling.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Innocent Pink, White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: True Love Patterned Paper (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress.
  • Embellishments: Mini Clear Rhinestones (Gina K. Designs)
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Dies, Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Sponges, Sewing machine, Copic Markers.
Mountain Wilderness: This set is fantastic to create nice scenes and landscapes and that's what I tried to create :)

Directions:
  • Make card base from White CS. (A2 size)
  • Start your scene stamping the little trees in Crushed Olive Distress, then add the shadows stamping those in Broken China Distress. Stamp the wolf in Walnut Stain Distress. Sponged the other areas to create the skies, water and shore.
  • Die-cut a frame using Rectangle Fleur de Lis Dies and Rectangle Nestabilities.
  • Add image to frame and then adhere it to card with large pop dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Crushed Olive, Broken China, Walnut stain, Dye Tea, Antique Linen
  • Accessories: Rectangle Fleur de Lis Dies, Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Pop Dots. Sponges.
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!
 Have fun hopping!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gina K. Release Party Invitation Blog Hop

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs December Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets revealed, design team shares, and most importantly, you will be able to start shopping at 7 PM!

If you came from Jimmi's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a photo of one of the cards I will be sharing at the party.



Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:

Head on over to Donna's blog to see what she's sharing with you today and see you back here on tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for December!

See you at the party!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Winner!!!

ETA: A new winner has been chosen.

Hello my friends! Sorry I am posting the winner for my Christmas giveaway a little bit late, tons of things going on behind the scenes :)

The winner is "Cthisss" who wrote:

Cthisss said...

Well I wouldn't change anything about your blog! :) Love and am inspired by all you do and appreciate all you share!!! Thank you and hope you are able to enjoy this special season (and it's reason) with your family!!! :)
Please, send me your info at giovanachavez AT msn DOT com.


Thanks so much to all who participated, I promess I will have another giveaway soon :)

Come back tomorrow, Gina K. Designs December Release is tomorrow!!!


Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas Giveaway!!

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a good day. I have been quiet all this week, sure time flies. I've been just enjoying time with my family and taking a little break; although I am working on some very quite project behind the scenes, I'll show them to you very soon!!
The last 2 weeks I enjoyed crocheting hats, I've had so much creating and they are going to be a good Christmas present for some family and friends.

Here is the picture of the hats:


Also, I want to give you the chance to win one of them and also other crafty goodies, like the new January/February 2012 Paper Crafts Magazine (I have a Birthday tag there!), a brand new Stampin' Up set and a stamp and ink pad from Studio G. I may add some ribbon and other things.
What to do? Just a leave a comment here, telling me what would you like to see next year on my blog, what you like or don't like, or just say Hi!!


I will be back on December 28th and announce the winner that day.

Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas or if you don't celebrate it, have a nice fun time with your family and friends!

God bless.
Giovana.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cocoa's Christmas Tree

Hello my friends! I have a second post today, wow, this is very unusual, but here I go. This afternoon I had the chance to play with this cute digital image from Sweet & Sassy Stamps, it is "Cocoa's Christmas Tree", super fun to color.

Sweet & Sassy Stamps is having a Crazy for Cocoa Blog Hop and I am glad I am playing along. For my card I used the sketch from Skipping Stones, fun sketch.

I colored the image with Copic Markers, added few Pink and Red Rhinestones to the Christmas tree. The ribbon is "White Lace Tape Ribbon" from Love My Tapes.



Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Wee Memories Challenge #80: Anything Goes

Hello my friends!! Hope you are having a great Saturday. Also time for another fun Wee Memories Challenge, this week our challenge is "Anything Goes" so you don't have an excuse, we want to see your fantastic creations.
This challenge will last for 2 weeks so you can  enjoy your family time.




This time I decorated a candle with cinnamon sticks. This is not my original idea, I found something like this on Pinterest. This project is not difficult to make, but requires some patience and some skills with the heat glue gun (I burned my fingers several times)
I used Craft Cinnamon Sticks, they are different from your regular kitchen sticks, they are a bit less expensive and the smell is a little bit stronger. Just cut them the lenght of your candle, be sure you used a little saw or something like that, these sticks are really hard, I don't recommend to use scissors (like I did), create the patterns you like the most, start applying heat glue and holding them so they don't separate, after you finish all around the candle, add some twine, ribbon or anything you like. I made a medium pillar and 3 small ones (only 1 in the picture). I have them available for sell if any one is interested.


The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, December 30,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gina K. Weekend Special!!

Hello my friends!! Gina K. Designs is having a weekend special and you don't want to miss it.
I love all the sets in the picture below, but I will tell you my 3 picks: Framed Greetings, Garden Silhouettes and Smile :)
Here is a direct link to the store!!


Hope you enjoy this offer!!
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gina K. Designs: Nature's Greetings Blog Hop

Welcome to another Gina K. Design Team blog hop. Today we are sharing cards and projects using the Nature's Greetings set.
If you came from Cat's Blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

This week has been a bit crazy for me, my daughter got the stomach flu and now she is having a really bad cough/cold. Poor thing she is feeling miserable, that means mommy doesn't have much time to create, happily I made a pretty card for you today and I hope you like t.

Here's what I came up with today.

For You Card

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from White Cardstock (3.75" x 5"). Ink all edges and emboss piece with Seeing Spots folder. Add Light Pink Lace Tape and pearls. 
  • Adhere piece to card.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of White Cardstock using Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities Pendants. Ink all edges. Stamp sentiment in Vinatge Photo. Adhere it to card with foam tape.
  • Stamp flowers on translucent Cardstock in Versamark Ink. Add White embossing powder and heat it up. Color flowers with Watercolor Brush and Distress Inks. Cut them out and adhere them to card with glue dots. Add StarDust Stickles to center of flowers. 


Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (Gina K. Designs), Translucent Cardstock (LSS)
  • Stamps: Nature's Greetings (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress, Worn Lipstich Distess, Old Paper Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Pearls (Gina K. Designs), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Light Pink Lace Tape (Love My Tapes)
  • Accessories: Fleur de Lis Pendants Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Seeing Spots Embossing folder,  Glue dots, Pop dots, Score-tape, Sponges.
Now head on over to Jennie's blog; to see what she's sharing with you today!

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

ETA: Also check out this fantastic news :)
ETAA: Some of you have sent me e-mails about the translucent cardstock, I got it at my LSS, and it's very similar to vellum just a little bit thicker. But if you don't find it, vellum will work just fine! Thanks for your questions!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wee memories Challenge #79: Holidays

* Scroll down if you are here for Love My Tapes Christmas Blog Hop. Thanks!!


Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day! It's Saturday and we have another fun Wee Memories Challenge for you, this time around our theme is "Holidays" and it's sponsored by Sister Stamps.



The images from Sister Stamps are really cute!!!! Love the Asian look of the characters, did you know I have some Asian ancestors? Yes!! My great-great- grandparents arrived to Peru from China many years ago and worked on rice fields there, I was told that their last name was Chang and somehow turned out Chavez, I need to study more more about my ancestor, :)

Anyways, here is my card.


The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, December 16,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Love My Tapes "Christmas Blog Hop"

Hello my friends!! Welcome to our first Love My Tapes Blog Hop!! This time the DT has prepared a Christmas Hop, with beautiful projects for you to enjoy and get inspired. If you have arrived here from Ashley's blog, you are in the right place, if not please go to the Love My Tapes' blog so you don't miss any fun creation.

The project I have prepared for you is a pretty card using my favorite product "White Lace Tape", my card is simple and elegant, hope you like it.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size
  • Cut a panel from White cardstock, score every side at 0.5" and 0.75".
  • Adhere 2 strips of White Lace Tape.
  • Tie on Gold tensil.
  • Adhere Poinsettia to card.
  • Stamp sentiment and add a couple of pearls.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Poinsettia (Heartfelt Creations), Sentiment (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic Markers.
  • Embellishments: White Lace Tape (Love My Tapes), Gold tensil (etsy), Pearls, Gold Brad.
  • Accessories: Foam tape.
Now head over to JJ's blog to enjoy her beautiful creation!!

Are you ready for more inspiration?! Don't forget to visit DT blogs and leave a comment for your chance to win. Love My Tapes is giving away a nice package with assorted products for one lucky winner!!

Leave your comments by Tuesday December 13th, 8:00 pm (Eastern Time). The winner will be announced on the Love My Tapes Blog on December 14Th!!

I am submitting this card to 2 fantastic challenges:
  1. Pals Paper Arts
  2. Simon Says
Have fun Hopping!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thanks so much

Hello my crafty friends! Sorry, I've been MIA, I wish I could say I was creating, but not. Anyways, I had some crafty time this morning and I feel good after creating this.
Sometimes, you need a little push and I found it in a couple of challenges:

  1. Touch Twin Markers: Color Challenge.
  2. Skipping Stones: Sketch



Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Die-cut and emboss a couple of Fleur De Lis Square (the smallest die) using Red Hot CS.
  • Cut a piece of Red/White Polka Dot Fabric Sheet, adhere it to a piece of thin CS, then die-cut a couple squares (smallest die)
  • Mat squares together and adhere them to card.
  • Adhere a strip of White Lace Tape.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo.
  • Stamp image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color it with Markers. Stamp an extra piece (leaves) color, cut it and adhere it to image.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image piece, mat it with a Fleur De Lis Rectangle piece.
  • Adhere image to card with Foam tape.  

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Red Hot, Tan Leather (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Nature's Greetings (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage photo Distress, Wild Honey Distress (Ranger), Copic Markers.
  • Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, Fleur De Lis Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Red/White Polka Dots Fabric Sheet, White Lace Tape (Love My Tapes), Scor-tape.
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge # 78: Free for All

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great Saturday, here I am getting a bit better from my headaches, I changed my diet and it's helping a lot.
Anyways, it's time for another fun Wee Memories Challenge, this week is Free for All!!! so feel free to post any of your creation on the WM blog.



Our sponsor this week is Artful Delight and the great prize is a CARD KIT!!!

This is the card I created, I just needed a bit of inspiration since my mojo was gone for real, I love the picture challenge at The Shabby Tea Room Blog and I used it for my card.
All stamps are dies are from Heartfelt Creations .

This card is 5" square. I die-cut the flourish corners in Ivory Cardstock, ink all edges. I used some sticky paper and added it to Ivory CS, die-cut the Cardinal and added some Ultrafine glitter, then inked all edges. I did the same process with the leaves but instead of Glitter I added some Silver Gala Glitz, love this stuff!! I stamp the sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities. I added some pearls and a big bow with a big White brad.



ETA: Pictures has been changed :)

The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, December 9,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gina K. Designs. Inspirational Blog Hop Day 3

Hello my friends! Hope you have enjoyed all the blog hops. Today is our last day of blog hops for this month release.
Today we are showing you creations using:
  • Inspiration Blocks
  • Butterfly Duo
  • Just Calling To Say Duo
I will be showing you the cards I created with these sets and adding directions later. Lately, I've been having lots of sinus headaches and migraines and being on the computer for too long makes me very dizzy. Hope you understand.

Inspiration Blocks: This set is the new "free with three"


Butterfly duo: Just added some score lines for the background, very CAS card.


Just Calling to Say Duo: Perfect for birthday or just mix with other sayings (from other sets :)


Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!
Have fun hopping!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2

Hello my friends and welcome to day 2 of Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop. Today we have 3 great set
  • Dogwood & Butterfly illustrated by Theresa Momber
  • Label Borders illustrated by Tami Mayberry
  • Friends are Flowers Duo
Dogwood & Butterfly: Love this set very much! The images are great for just stamping and leave them as it is or for nice coloring. I decided to color the dogwood with Inktense Pencils. I stamped the image twice on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Black Ink, cut out one to do add after the cards was done.  I cut it in different angles so I can show a 3D effect. I added some Gold Gala Glitz in the center of each flower. I die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Oval Nestabilities, then mat it with Beaded Oval Nestabilities in Innocent Pink CS.
The background was a piece of Innocent Pink CS and Patterned Paper from Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee, add zig-zag stitches, then add a strip of punch out P.P, add mini pearls and adhere it to card base.



Label Borders: This set is super versatile. For my card I stamp the heart border and sentiment in Barn Door Distress Ink, then using Grommet Tag Dies, I die-cut the border, then ink all edges. I added a couple of large pearls.
My card base is a piece of White Cardstock, I pleated a strip of Patterned Paper from Hometown Summer by Pink Paislee, then added some stitches and adhere it to card. Die-cut some butterflies, ink all edges and adhere it to card. Die-cut and emboss a piece of Red Hot CS using Scallop Circle Nestabilities, mat it a piece of die-cut PP using Circle Nestabilities. Adhere it to card base, add sentiment with pop dots and red paper roses.


Friends are Flowers Duo: Love this CAS (kind of) card! I had another idea when I started creating this card, but then I ended up with this pretty card, which I love very much.
I started my card with a piece of White CS as a card base. Die-cut a piece of Sweet Mango CS using Fleur de Lis Rectangle Shapeabilities, adhere it to card. Stamp image on White CS in Mememto Tuxedo Black, color it with Copic Markers and stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Rectangle Nestabilities. Tie on Tangerine Twine and make a bow. Adhere image to card base with large pop dots. Add Pearls and Star Dust Stickles to flowers.



All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to winGina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual precut images!

Have fun hopping!
Thanks for stopping by.
 
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