22 August 2017

Hello, I am back!

Hello everyone! How is everybody doing? As you can see, my posts for the last month were just few, well, I went on vacation for a whole month to my beautiful Peru! It was really nice to see their faces again after more than 12 years. I had the most amazing time with my family, I ate all the food I can't get/find here in the US, I enjoyed the long talks and stayed up until late. It was hard to leave, but I am already planning my next trip, hopefully soon.

We came back last Tuesday, but I had to deal with laundry, yard work, unpacking (goodness!!) and work!! I am working on new projects for upcoming releases plus a couple of fun blog hops!

So, now you know why my post were just few, sharing with you few of the many pictures I have from my trip. (I survived with cellphone pictures, my beautiful Nikon had an accident and now it's resting in peace, but don't worry, I already got a new camera, it is a Canon and I love it!)





Have an amazing day!!

17 August 2017

Amazing Grace


Hello friends! Today, I am showcasing a couple of sets from the new Technique Junkies August release.
I combined "Coral" and "Amazing grace", this card turned out super prettier, I think my pictures don't do justice, but I have a step by step process on how I did it.
  • Create a banner from the vellum piece, die-cut a gold border and sew them together on a piece of Gold cardstock.
  • Add front panel to a cream cardstock card base. Embellish with blue and clear rhinestones.

Hope you like it a give it a try. In case you want to get new stamps (not the new release) and other special goodies, use my code to get a 10% off (yay)

Have a fantastic day!!


08 August 2017

Believe in Yourself

Hello friends!! Sharing with another project I created for Crafter's Companion on HSN show!! These dies sold out in minutes! But the possibilities with theses are endless.
I die-cut the letter from Red and Black Shimmering cardstock, created a splash background using Spectrum Aqua and Spectrum Sparkle markers, then adhered the letter on the background piece. Decorated the card with black rhinestones.

You can read the sentiment like "Be You" and "Believe in Yourself"



Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!


03 August 2017

Fluff your Tutu!


Hello friends! How are you all doing? Hope you are enjoying the warm weather and having an enjoyable Summer. For today, I have a super fun project using a brand new stamp, just released! This new "Fluff your Tutu" stamp is one of the newest and cutest stamps I've ever seen in a while. I decided to create a tutu and I have few pictures to show you how I did it, let's get started.
  • Stamp the image on a piece of smooth white cardstock, here I color the image with a pink marker. Cut a piece of white tulle, fold it the way you like it and add stitches. 
  •  Color the tulle with a marker. TIP: I will suggest you to color the tulle before adding the stitches, it dries super fast.
  • Braid some twine that coordinates with the color of your tulle.
  •  Hot glue the braided twine on top of the sewed tulle tutu.
  • This is how your tutu will look, so fluffy and cute {wink, wink} 

To finish my card, I dry embossed the front of my card base and added a piece of pink shimmering cardstock behind the image.

Remember, you can get the new stamps with a 15% discount until August 8th and if you like any other stamp from previous releases, you can use my code to get a 10% discount.

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!!


01 August 2017

Technique Junkies August Release is here!!


Hello friends! Welcome to another fantastic Technique Junkies August Release!! Oh goodness, this month the release is another great one, the stamps are beautiful and you are gonna want to buy everything.
If you have arrived here from Vicki's blog you are in the right place, if not, please go to the Technique Junkies blog to check out the right order.

Let me show a couple of cards I made with 3 new sets: Coral, Never Stop Flying and Savannah Girrafes.

Project #1: For this card I used Coral for the background. I stamped the image on a piece of watercolor paper in Versamark Watermark ink, added Bridal Embossing Tinsel Powder and heat set, then sponged Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Added a piece of rusty cardstock and added stitches. Die-cut the lower border. Then stamped the Never Stop Flying on a piece of clear vellum in Versamark Watermark ink and added gold embossing powder. added the background panel and added stitches. Stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and die-cut it with label dies. Added panel to a 6"x6" card, to embellish it I added a die-cut butterfly.


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Project #2: I have to confess that this "Savannah Giraffes" set is one of my favorites from this release. This project was super easy to make.I stamped the giraffes in a piece of watercolor paper in Stazon Jet Black ink, I used my MISTI, so I stamped the image 3 times to get a perfect coverage. Then, I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers (or any watercolor medium you have): Gold, Sunset, Heather Kingfisher and Marine to color the background. I die-cut a frame using rectangle dies and added it on the image and added adhered it to a 6"x6" white card base. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tangelo Ink.



Now, I invite to hop over to Chris' blog and check out her amazing creations.

Have fun hopping and shopping!!



20 July 2017

Life is beautiful


Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a fantastic day! Today is a great day to celebrate, it's my Anniversary! Yep, a day like today my husband and I got married in a very breezy and chilly winter night in Lima, Peru, it has been 15 years and I am more than happy I am spending my time with him, many more years to come (with crafting too {wink, wink} )

Anyway, today I have a very simple card with one of the new stamps from the July release, this is Sunflowers stamp, beautiful background!

OK, let me show how I did it.
  • Then use a couple of the new Nuvo Glitter Markers and color the stamp with it, using your MISTI, stamp the image, here I covered the image twice with the reddish marker and once with the gold marker for the center of the flowers. Set aside to dry (it dries super fast)
  • To finish the card, I die-cut the edge with a border die, added foam under the big piece and tape on the thin side to create a little contrast. Then, embellish it with pearls and twine. Stamp the super cute "Life is beautiful" sentiment.

And to wrap this up, this is a sunflower from my garden from a couple of years ago! I love sunflowers!!
Now, if you would like to get these products with a 10% discount, use my super duper amazing code TJ10Giovana

Hope you like my project!
Have an amazing day!


18 July 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hello friends! Hope you are having a fantastic day! Sharing with you another project I made using the new "Stamps by Chloe" from Crafter's Companion. These are brand new in the US and they sold out at the HSN craft show! Let's hope they can bring them to the Crafter's Companion store soon.

Thiscard was super easy to make, I used the flower stamp and stamped it all around in different ink colors, then colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Stamped the sentiment in StazOn Jet Black ink on a piece of vellum, die-cut the Rose Pink Shimmering cardstock, put the pieces together and added stitches!!

Love how bright and cheerful it is.



Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

14 July 2017

I'm all Flutter for You!!


Hello friends!! I hope you enjoyed Crafter's Companion on HSN last Tuesday! The show was amazing and few of the fantastic products are still available! I shared some of my projects on Facebook, but now I am sharing them with you, some are still available, get them before they are gone.

This is one of the dies offered and it is called "Lace Butterfly", you can get it HERE and this sample made it to the show )wink, wink}
 This is a Diorama White card, I create a fun back background with Watercolor paper and Spectrum Aqua Markers! Added ribbon and twine to decorate the side and the diorama card was done!!



 Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful day!



10 July 2017

Crafter's Companion and HSN shows!!


Hello friends!! Happy Monday! It's time for another amazing show at HSN and Crafter's Companion is going to be there showing off amazing new products!
Sara Davies has a new Signature Line, this time is all about "Autumn", the collection is very pretty, elegant and you can get it in a bundle for an amazing price.

I made this card and decorated every side, you can easily make an album cover and decorate the pages any way you want it.
This a very big card base, this comes in a bundle with other amazing design bases.The flip front are was covered with a 6" x 6" piece of patterned paper, die-cut square windows, add stitches and adhere them all. Die-cut the leaves from pattered paper and ink all edges. Decorate the inside as well. Add .25" strips of gold metallic paper on every side.

 Inside of card.

Front card

If you want to check what else will be available, check it out HERE

Hope you can join us tomorrow!
Have a fantastic day!