Thursday, August 28

Happy "Butterfly" Birthday!!!

I am here again, I was surfing blogland and I found DRS Design Blog Challenge. I love challenges :), this time challenge is "Paper Piercing", so I took a couple of my DRS Design stamps and I work on the challenge.
This is a very bright card that make anybody a very special Birthday.


ETA: Card Recipe:
Stamps: Big Butterfly and inside butterflies DRS Designs, Sentiment Studio G.
Cardstock: Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Yellow, White.
Ink: Stazon Black, White embossing powder, Marigold Morning (inside)
Embellishments: Orange ribbon, button (assorted)
Accessories: Mini Glue dots, embossing gun, Plastic canvas for piercing, needle, Coluzzle

I hope you like it.

Best friends

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day, maybe night where you are, LOL. Today I made a card for Ways to Use it on SCS, the challenge for today was to use colored pencils, I love colored pencils, so I took my new Watercolor pencils and started coloring my Tilda image (thank you Wish Rak group). I got the LO from CeeCee's Creations blog. My card is pretty much self explanatory.
ETA:Card Recipe:
Stamp: Tilda by Magnolia stamps.
Card stock: Only orange, White, So Saffron,
Paper: BasicGrey.
Ink: Black, Watercolor pencils.
Embellishments: Green ribbon.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots, paint brush.

I hope you like it!!!

Wednesday, August 27

Are you ready for some Tea??

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day!!! The smARTworks DT has decided to start a challenge every two weeks on a Wednesday, the challenge will vary from a layout, color combo, technique, limited supply challenge, etc.
The following week, the team will present their creations in what we like to call a "tea party". You are welcome to join us, just make a card following the week challenge and post it here.
Our first challenge is a Sketch challenge.

NOTE: Please note that the left panel needs to contain an image and text. The 3 panels on the right can be embellishments, inchies, etc. Also, do feel free to turn the sketch whichever way you want. If you post to an online gallery, please include the keyword SCTP1. Have fun!!!

Tuesday, August 26

A couple of cards

Hello my friends. I hope you are having a great day!!! Yesterday I couldn't stamp at all. A lot of things going on here. Dear husband is under the weather, please pray for him. Rebecca is doing a lot better, her bruise still green and doesn't hurt much (that's what she says), her chain is almost heal, amazingly fast. Even though she had this bad experience Saturday morning, I would say she hasn't learned the lesson yet, Sunday after church she was spinning around again, in the same spot, oh yess!!! Kids!!
Anyway, today I made 2 cards I would like to share with you:
Krafty Black Rose is today's Color Combination Challenge on SCS: Kraft, Basic Black and Red Rose. I used my Daisy Trio #2 set from smARTworks. This is a 3-step stamp. I stamped the image onto Confetti Cream CS using Cranberry Crisp ink. The sentiment is stamped in Stazon Black. I did some paper piercing around the image using a Plastic canvas.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Daisy Trio #2 by smARTworks.
Card stock: Kraft, Basic Back, red Rose, Confetti Cream, White.
Ink: Stazon Black, Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: Gray ribbon, gold brads, gold stickles.
Accessories: Plastic canvas, Dimensionals, mini glue dots, sponges.

A flower for you
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vases in Vogue (sentiment), Flower Fest (leaves), Sanded BG.
Card stock: So Saffron, Basic Black, Only Orange, White.
Ink: So Saffron, Stazon Black, Pistachio Color Box.
Embellishments: Flower Fusion, Mini buttons, gold thread, Ribbons, mini rhinestones.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots, metal tag, Diamond glaze, sponges.
I hope you like them.
Have a great day

Sunday, August 24


Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are having a great day.

Here in the NW the weather is great, not too hot, not too cold, just perfect. Rebecca and I went garage saleing yesterday and today after church we stopped in a couple of places, we found nothing great, oh well.

Yesterday, my DD fell down really bad, she was playing with her dolly's blanket over her head, being silly as always and then I heard a big BAM!!! Oh my what happened, I ran like crazy and found her crying and with a big scratch on her chin and a big bruise on her face, poor baby, she looks like she had a big fight with a giant, LOL.

I will come back tomorrow with something new to show you.
Have a blessed night

Friday, August 22

Wishing you..

This is my last post for today. Did you know that Beate is back??? I love her artwork, her creations are always awesome. She is back posting Weekend Sketches, Yahoo!!!! So I have to try it . I used for this challenge Chickadee Wishes set from smARTworks. After having too hot days I think I am ready for some snow and Christmas too!!! This set is perfect for Christmas time.
I colored the bird with colored pencils, then added some Diamond Glaze, I hope you can see how pretty it looks in the picture. I added some glitter and Liquid Applique to simulate some snow.
I went a little bit crazy with my sewing machine. The image has some faux stitch.

Card Recipe:
Chickadee Wishes, SU Weathered BG.
Card stock: So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Natural Ivory, Bashful Blue, White.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black, Watercolor pencils, Colored pencils, Markers.
Embellishments:Mini rhinestones, Gold stickles, Diamond glaze.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Dimensionals, scallop scissors

I hope you like it.
Have a great day

Tweet, tweet.

This is another card I made today, yesterday after received my new stamps I tried for hours to get some inspiration, but my mojo was completely gone, so I decided to take a break and relax, but today I had my MOJO back so I decided to play Mojo Madness. Every Monday Julee has a great sketch to try. I used for this challenge another pretty set from smARTworks, this set is called Birdie Fun, this set has 4 different birds and 4 sentiments. For my card I tried only 1 bird and 1 sentiment, tweet tweet, LOL.
I stamped the bird on White CS using Stazon Black, I stamped the bird again in another piece of White CC, cut it out and added with some dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on white CS using True thyme color. The branch is from SU set Artfully Asian, I colored, cut out the image and then added some mini glue dots on the flowers only.

Card Recipe:
Birdie Fun smARTworks, SU Artfully Asian.
Card stock: Garden Green, White, Textured So Saffron, Certainly Celery.
Ink: Stazon Black, True Thyme, Marigold, Colored Pencils, Markers.
Embellishments: Mini rhinestones, Gold Stickles.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Scallop scissors, Dimensionals, Diamond Glaze, sponges, Mini Glue dots.

I hope you like it.

Nothing special..

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great day. Yesterday I received my stamps from smARTworks and today I want to show some of the projects I have done with my new stamps.
This is a card I made for yesterday's challenge on SCS: "Torn up paper". I have done this technique before, but never in circles, so I tried it out and I love it.
The stamp set I used for this card is Daisy Trio #2. I love this set so much already, I stamped the images 3 times (twice), cut out the daisy part from the second stamped image and adhere to the main image with dimensionals. For every circle I used my Coluzzle and then I started tearing my paper.

For the inside I stamped the image using Clear Embossing ink and powder.
Card Recipe:
Daisy Trio #2 smARTworks.
Card stock: White, Only Orange.
Paper: BasicGrey "Grow"
Ink: Marigold Morning, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss (all these 3 for sponging) Clear Embossing ink and Embossing powder, Stazon Black
Embellishments: SU Double stitch ribbon, Gold stickles.
Accessories: Coluzzle, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, Liquid glue, sponges

I hope you like it.

Wednesday, August 20

Celebrate MFT Day!!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Today on the MFT forum we are "Celebrating MFT Days is back", every 2o th is the day to create and celebrate and also have the chance to win MFT products.
Two weeks ago I won "You take the cake" set, so I used it today for my cards, yes I made 2 cards that ended up very pretty (well, for me).

BEST BIRTHDAY WISHES: This card is 4.25 x 4.5. Very simple and elegant.
Card Recipe:
Stamp: You take the cake MFT
Card stock: Black, Red, White.
Paper: Vellum (Metallic Script)
Ink: Red, White embossing powder
Embellishments: Red organdy ribbon, Red tone buttons, Mini clear rhinestones, Prima flower.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots, Embossing gun, Corner rounder punch.

FILLED WITH BLESSINGS TO YOU!!. Bright colors make this card very special birthday card.
Card Recipe:
Stamp: You take the cake MFT
Card stock: Yellow Bazzill, White, Die-Cut Blooms.
Paper: BasicGrey (COL-397 Grow).
Ink: Stazon Black, Red, Watercolor pencils.
Embellishments: SU District Ribbon, Red Organdy ribbon, Yellow and green ribbon, Mini orange rhinestones, Gold stickles.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots.

I hope you like them
Have a great day

Tuesday, August 19

Sheetload Cards

Hi everyone, I am back again to show you the cards I made using the SheetLoad August and Mini Edition.

Stamp: You take the cake MFT
Card stock: Real Red, Only Orange, White.
Paper: Fancy Floral Chic, American Craft.
Ink: Black Stazon, Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Mini gold and orange rhinestones, pink ribbon, Marvy Uchida punch.
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, mini glue dots, sponge.

Stamp: SU Vases in Vogue.
Card stock: Real Red, White, Black
Paper: SU DP Cerise (retired)
Embellishments: Red felt flowers, White Bride flowers, Mini gold rhinestones, White ribbon, Hodgepodge hardware, Gold stickles, SU Ticket corner punch.

I hope you like them.
Have a great day.

Shout Out to Sheetload!!

I love Sheetloads!!! I have played before and I love it and I am pretty sure you will too!!! In every edition you can find easy ways to mass produce or just make 1 special card. The August Edition and the Mini Edition are not the exception, they are great. Also you have the chance to win some really cool Fiskars Threading Water border punch. Check it out!!!


Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Today I am having a good, very relax, LOL. I got up this morning with a really bad ear pain, I don't know why, yesterday I was fine and today I have that and also a throat pain, :( poor me. I don't have tonsils so I get throat infections instead, believe me that hurts a lot.
Anyway, pain still there, but I managed to make a card for today's Color Combination Challenge on SCS: Blush Blossom, Close To Cocoa, Ruby Red. I used Sketch #116.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Always, Watercolor Minis (retired), Small Script (retired)
Card stock: Blush Blossom Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, White.
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Purely pomegranate, Watercolor pencils.
Embellishments: Offray ribbon, Mini gold rhinestones, gold stickles.
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Dimensionals, sponge.

I hope you like it.
Have a great day.

Monday, August 18


Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day/night. Here in the NW is a very stormy and lightning day, not fun, at least is not too hot, yesterday (Sunday) we got 103 F, too hot!! thanks goodness this week is going to be mild, oh yes, I need mild temperatures, LOL.
OK, do you want to know the great news???? Ok, here I go, last week Susan Trask owner of smARTworks sent me an e-mail inviting me to be a "Guest Designer" for the last quarter. I am so happy!!!!! and of course I say YES!!!

Thanks so much Susan, Dini and all the smARTwork Design team .

Saturday, August 16

It's a Girl, It's a Boy!!!

This is my 3rd post in one day, I was inspired today, LOL. This is time is for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #29, you don't have to use a cupcake image, so I decided to make a "Baby card", but waht about 2 cards, one for a boy and one for a girl.

Last night I checked Taylor's blog and saw the sketch, I can tell you that I had a dream with the sketch, LOL, so today I followed my dream :)

Card Recipe: It's a Girl
Stamps: Studio G.
Card stock: Real red, White.
Paper: American Crafts.
Ink: Red (Creative Beginnings), White embossing powder.
Embellishments: White ribbon, gold mini rhinestones, gold stickles.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Coluzzle, Provo Craft mini scallop scissors, mini glue dots, 3D foam, Diamond glaze, Embossing gun.

Card Recipe: It's a Boy
Stamps: Studio G.
Card stock: Brilliant blue, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, White.
Paper: Miss Elizabeth.
Ink: Bashful Blue, White embossing powder.
Embellishments: White ribbon, blue mini rhinestones, Waterfall stickles.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Coluzzle, Provo Craft scissors, mini glue dots, 3D foam, Diamond glaze, Embossing gun.

I hope you like them
Have a great night.

Believe in Miracles

Two days ago I received a package from one of my dear friends from the Wish Rak group. It was a big surprise for me, Cindy sent me 2 beautiful stamps and an awesome card. I am deeply thankful, Cindy you are the best!!!
I used this beautiful stamp "Believe in Miracles", for 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch Challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Believe in miracles by Anita's TM.

Card stock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, White.
Paper: SU DP Cerise (retired) Ink: Red pigment.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Multicolor ribbon, gold mini rhinestones, gold brad.
Accessories: Sewing machine.

I hope you like it.

Double challenge: Sketch and Paper Piecing

Hi everyone, thanks for visiting me, I noticed that my counter passed the 8,000 visitors, WOWWW, thanks a lot!!!!
I want to share few cards I just made. This card is a double challenge card. Heather from Oz-somestamps has a sketch challenge every week and Mother and Daughters Creations has another great challenge this week using Outlines Stamps or Paper Piecing. I don't own any Outlines stamps so I created a paper piecing card. I just used my new Stamp Set that arrived today, did you know I won the Ambassador Challenge on the MFT forum??? Well, yessss, today my stamps arrived, I chose "You take the cake " set, beautiful and wonderful set.

Anyway, back to my card, very simple and elegant. I stamped the lady onto BasicGrey DP for the dress and for the cake I used Lasting Impression DP. I used Provo Craft mini scallop scissors for the purely pomegranate CS.
Card Recipe:
Card stock: White, Purely pomegranate, pink (inside)
Paper: BasicGrey "Infuse", Lasting Impression.
Stamp: You take the cake MFT.
Ink: Black versamak, Plum, Cranberry Crisp.
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon Purely Pomegranate, Gold mini rhinestones, Liquid Applique.
Accessories: Provo Craft scissors, Diamond Glaze.

I hope you like it.
Have a great day

Wednesday, August 13

Be grateful

Hi everyone, how is everybody doing??? I have noticed that after a non-posting week all my visitors are gone {sad face insert}. Well if you are visiting me today, THANKS !!!! I am very grateful you stopped by today and I hope you like my card.
This card is for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS and also for MDC Challenge blog, the challenge for this week is to use "Stickles" I used it on my flowers.
This was a very quick card, it took me long to cut and color than put everything together.
I colored the images first, then I cut them out. To make the bouquet I added some Mini glue dots behind the images, then I added some ribbon. I added some Dimensionals and that's it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Embrace Life, Oh So Lovely, Small Scripts (all from SU)
Card stock: Certainly celery, White.
Paper: DP Cotton Candy from Lasting Impression.
Ink: Black, True Thyme, Coloring pencils and Markers.
Embellishments: Gold brads, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Stickles.
Accessories: Marvy Uchida border punch, dimensionals, mini glue dots, Plastic canvas (for piercing)

I hope you like it.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 12

Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge # 12!!!

Hello everyone!!! I have great news, my daughter is doing a lot better, I am checking her every 5 minutes, just in case she starts rubbing her eyes again.

This morning I finished my last VERVE sketch challenge card. I am feeling really tired, I hope I feel better later so I can post all the info for my cards and maybe create a little bit more.

Pretty Butterfly:

ETA: Card Recipe added
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Fluttering by (Verve Visual)
Card sotck: Real Red, Pretty in pink, White.
Paper: DP from Joann's
Ink" Black, Colored pencils, Markers.
Embellishments: Dew drops, gold mini rhinestones, gold stickles.
Accessories: Colluzle, scallop scissors, circle plastic canvas, punch corner, Dimensionals, mini glue dots.

I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day.

Monday, August 11

Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenges #6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11!!!!

Hi everyone, I spent my day trying to catch up with the Verve's Sketch Challenges. I tried to finish all today, but my DD had a little problem. Lately she has been telling me her eyes and throat are itchy, allergy problems I though, but today her allergies went from bad to worst, my poor little daughter drank orange juice and in 2 minutes her eyes were HUGE!!!, she started crying telling me something was inside, but nothing was inside, after a while trying to calm her down, she started feeling better. Her eyes still bigger than normal, but not to bad, I pray that tomorrow she can have her eyes back to normal, also she has a doctor's app. to see what is going on. Please pray for her.

Back to card business, I made 6 cards today, oh my I spent hours in my studio, DD was with me almost the whole time, she was making cards for daddy (as always, her hero :)

Here are my cards:

AVS06: I am so proud of you

AVS07: Congrats!!!
AVS08: Lovely and proud.
AVS09: ...a Friend is the most PRECIOUS. AVS10: Wishing you Success.
AVS11: to infinity and beyondI hope you like them.
Have a great night

Saturday, August 9

Verve Visual Sketch # 4 & 5 and MFT Ambassador challenges

Woww, this tittle is very long!!! LOL. I am trying to catch up with Verve Sketches, at the same time I finish the 2 Ambassador challenges for MFT. I combined both challenges.

Here are my cards:
Verve Visual #4 and Ambassador MFT Challenge #2.
Congrats!!! It's a Girl: The Ambassador challenge was to stitch on your card, real or faux.

Verve Visual Sketch #5 and Ambassador Challenge #1.
Beautiful painting.: The Ambassador challenge was to watercolor. I don't watercolor very often, but this time I used my watercolor crayons and I did!!!

I hope you like my cards.
Later I will add the info for each card.

God bless

I am alive!!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!! I hope you are having a great day. I am sorry I've been MIA, last week we had VBS at church, we had around 60 - 70 kids each day, it was a really blessed time. I was teaching Crafts & Arts, I was amazed with every single kid's imagination. That's why I didn't have much time to stamp, in addition of that I was coming back home very tired, preparing the last minute details for my next day class and going to bed.
Last Tuesday my little daughter had a little accident, my DH was making "Pico de Gallo" and when he was chopping the hot peppers my daughter was carefully observing daddy, suddenly a little bit of hot pepper juice got into her eye, poor little one, she screamed so loud, I didn't know what was going on, I tried to calm her down and picked her up, and then I fell down with her, I protected her, but I scratched my elbow and hurt my knee. Happily she is doing fine now, her eye looks good and she is back talking non-stop everyday, LOL. I had a couple of days with really bad knee pain, but I am feeling good!!!
I made 2 cards for MFT Guest Designer Challenge. I am keeping my fingers crossed, I would love to be pick. The theme for this month was : "SUMMER/HOT" So here is my interpretation of the theme.

After a Hot Day: REEEELAX


I hope you like them.
Have a blessed day

Sunday, August 3

VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge cards

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Sunday!!! Are you playing Verve-sary challenges???? if yes, great!!! if not, take a look over Verve Forum on the SCS site.
Here are my 3 cards so far, 9 to go!!!!!

Sketch challenge #1: Oh So Lovely
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Oh So lovely.
Card stock: Chocolate chip, River rock, Blush Blossom. White.
Paper: DP Anna Griffin.
Ink: Black, colored pencils, markers.
Embellisments: Pink satin ribbon, Dew Drops, Gold stickles.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots.

Sketch Challenge #2: Just Because.
Can you believe this card has 11 layers!!!!! Amazing!!! Heavy card. 4.25 square card.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual)
Card Stock: River Rock, Black, White.
Paper: DP Anna Griffin
Ink: Black, Pistachio Pigment.
Embellishments: White ribbon, gold brads.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dotsI

Sketch Challenge #3: Wishing You Success.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fluttering by, Great Expectations (Verve Visual)
Card Stock: Textured So Saffron, Whisper White, Only Orange, Certainly Celery.
Ink: Black, Pistachio, Canary and Marigol Pigments (Color Box)
Embellishments: SU Ribbon, Dew drops, gold stickles.
Accessories: Dimensionals, mini glue dots.
I hope you like them
Have a great night