Saturday, November 22

Sad news.

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great Saturday. As many of you knew my Father-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The last year has been a roller coaster for him and the family. In a year he didn't recognized us, he lost a lot of weight, then suddenly he had a massive general infection, he didn't want to walk and few days ago he refused to eat. He was pushed to do it. Last night we received a call from my MIL letting us know he passed away.
My husband is sad, but at the same time in peace knowing his dad doesn't have more pain and he is in Heaven, rejoicing with the Lord.

I don't know if I will be able to make a post in a while, I have some projects to do, but I don't know if I will have time to make them. We live more than 3 hours away from them, so this is going to be a different week for us.

Your prayers are appreciate it.
God bless

Friday, November 21


Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great day. I really needed some Thank you cards, I have been trying to stamp those since my Birthday, but after a lot of things going on I couldn't. Finally I decided to make them today, gladly I had some free time.
I hope you are not tired of my Purpose Set because I used it again. I also used the sentiment from A Bunch Set, which this month is In the Spotlight and you can get this set and Happy Heart , both for $4.95 and this includes Shipping!!!! Hurry this offer ends on Nov.30 (this sounds like infomercial, LOL)
Anyway, I made 6 cards, 3 in red-pink and 3 in green. The images are stamped 3 times and then embossed using clear embossing powder.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss (for the inside of my green cards)
Paper: SU DP Bella Rose.
Ink: Vibrance Rose and Dark Green Pigment Ink, Pistachio Color Box Pigment Ink. SU Cranberry Crisp and SU True Thyme (both retired) for the sentiments.
Stamps: Purpose and A Bunch by smARTworks.
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Embossing gun, 3D square foam, glue.

I hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping here.
Have a great day.

Thursday, November 20


Sorry about posting the winner of the Paper Craft magazine. ANyway, I wrote the names of every single person who posted their cards here and on MDC blog and smARTworks Group, and the winner is Michelle!!! .
Congratulations Michelle!!! Please send me your mail address and I will send you your Magazine !!

Thanks for playing!!
God bless

Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge

Today is Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge!!! "Same product, multiple ways" For today's challenge Tamara sent us a bag with the same products to create a project.
The products she sent us are:

Also she told us we could use up to 3 colors of Card Stock. I chose: Real Red, Bazzil White, Certainly Celery and Creamy Caramel , uhmm you are counting 4 right? well made 3 cards so I mixed the colors!!! Each card has 2 or 3 colors, yess, I followed the rules, LOL.

The gingerbread men were stamped in Creamy Caramel CS, using Chocolate Chip Craft Ink. I applied White Opal Liquid Pearl only in the center one, who is also pop up with dimensionals.
The gingerbread man was stamped in Real Red CS using White embossing powder. I stamped the image twice and then pop it up with Dimensionals. I added some White Opal Liquid pearls all around

For this card I didn't follow the rules, oppss. I added some red ribbon on top, I think it looks pretty cute, so here it is.

I hope you like them.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 19

Glory to God in the highest...

Hi again, I just want to show a card I made for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. For my card I used a new set I just got from smARTworks. This set is called Luke 2:14 and this month this set is on sale 50%!!!! so you will pay only $1.88!!! I hope you get your before they are all gone!!!
The sentiment was stamped in True Thyme Ink and the bird was embossed using Gold Embossing powder. The corners are another smARtworks set, this set is called Candle Joy. I embossed the little leaves using Gold ep.
For the BG I used my Cuttlebug and the Snowflake Embossing folder.

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Real red, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, White.
Stamps: Like 2:14 and Candle Joy by smARTworks.
Ink: True Thyme.
Embellishments: Dew drops.
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Embossing gun, Cuttlebug, Embossing folder,3D foam, Mini glue dots.

I hope you like it.

With Sincerest Sympathy

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are having a great day. I have to say that I didn't have a good night, my husband was coughing all night, poor guy (well poor me too) and Rebecca was snizzing and coughing. It was a really bad night for me. I got up because Rebecca was hungry and she wanted breakfast, but I really wanted to sleep more. I think I slept only 3 hours
Anyway, after finishing my house chores and home school Rebecca, I decided to spend some time stamping soI want to show a Sympathy card I made today. Sad to say I don't make Sympathy cards very often, but I needed one, yesterday I tried to create one, but my MOJO was gone.
For my card I used new set I just got from smARTworks. For the front I used Purpose Set. I stamped it onto White CS using Stazon Black Ink. I distressed and sponged the borders. I used Pistachio Pigment Ink.
For the inside I used a new set from smARTworks Pupose Small. I stamped the sentiment in Stazon Black and the flowers on Pistachio Pigment Ink. I also sponged the borders.

Card Recipe:
Card stock: White, Basic Black, Green Galore.
Stamps: Purpose and Purpose Small by smARTworks.
Ink: Stazon Black, Pistachio Pigment Ink.
Embellishments: SU District Ribbon.
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, embossing gun, sponges, 3D foam by EK-Success

I hope you like.
God bless

Tuesday, November 18


Hello everyone. (if any still coming back to my blog) Today I had the chance to play Color Combination Challenge on SCS. It looks like I haven't play the challenge in weeks. Anyway, today I used my new smARTworks set "Purpose" . I love this set. my card is very simple, my MOJO is not completely back.
For my card I stamped the image on Creamy Caramel CS using Stazon Black ink. Then I stitched the Black and Creamy Caramel panels. I paper piercing around the image. I added some ribbon on top. On the right upper corner I added 2 red Dew Drops and some Diamond Glaze on the flowers ans some leaves.

I hope you like it.
Have a great night.
PS: Tomorrow, I will post the winner of the Paper Craft Magazine!! Good luck.

Monday, November 17

I am back!!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. I am back from my trip to the West side to WA State and I haven't had time to ink my fingers yet. I think after a week without stamping my MOJO decided to have a break, too sad. Last week my posts were set up and it has been a very sad week. We attended a funeral last Wednesday, very sad time, Rebecca was asking so many questions about it, it was her first time attending a funeral. We tried our best to answer all her questions and I think we did a good job. Last Thursday we visited my FIL, it was a very hard moment for us, he has Alzheimer and his health condition is not the best. We were happy to find him awake, we talked to him and he looked at us trying to say something. He spends more of his time sleeping and most of time he is awake only for his meals.
Rebecca sang a couple of songs and he looked content. It was a really hard moment for my husband. we live in the other side of the Mountains, so it is very hard to make trips very often.

On Saturday I did a lot of laundry, I was exhausted and then my husband told me he wasn't feeling very good. Saturday night my poor husband couldn't breath and started coughing. Sunday, he spent most of his day sleeping, I think he got a cold (a really bad one). He called this morning to the Medical Center and our primary doctor is not there today and also the receptionist told him he is not on the system, WHAT!!??!! He has been there before, so he has to wait until tomorrow.

Anyway, I hope I can find some time to stamp today. Don't forget about the Paper Craft Magazine Give Away, just check my Wednesday and Thursday posts for details.

Have a great day
God bless you


Thursday, November 13

Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge

Hello everyone, It is Thursday and time for another challenge on Mothers & Daughters Creations Blog Challenge. This time our challenge is to create a "Table Decor", nothing complicated, just something that looks good!!. This is the first time I do something like this, it is super fun!!! I would love to see your creations too!!!
I created a Napkin Ring, Placer Card and a Menu List!!! For my projects I used the pretty SEI Alpine Frost Collection Winter Guest-Shimmer DP. The Christmas tree on the Menu is from Melissa Frances Pop-Out Glitter Chipboard.
The Card stock I used is Cranberry Crisp and Cream. Also I used Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, some Gold thread.
The menu and Name on the Place card were computer generated. I got the Menu from Martha Stewart magazine.
Here 2 different pictures of my creations:

Closer view:

I hope you like them!!
Don't forget about the Paper Craft Magazine Giveaway!! just create any Table Decor and I will include your name in the drawing!!!

Wednesday, November 12

Tea Party Challenge!!!

Hello everyone, it's time for another smARTworks Tea Party Challenge. This time Donelda is hosting the Party and our challenge is to create something circular.
This time I have 2 cards for this Challenge:

Peace Ornament: This card is so pretty!!!I stamped the tree form Peace Tree set in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and Gold embossing powder. After that I cut out the image using my Coluzzle, I sponged the border. The back CS is Cream Textured Bazzill, it was cut out also with Coluzzle and sponged with Cranberry Crisp Ink. After that I pierced that CS. ( I used a circular Plastic Canvas)
The base CS is Cranberry Crisp. The Second layer is River Rock and the DP is SEI Alpine Frost Collection. I zig zag stitched second layer and DP. I used white thread for this. I stamped the sentiment in Cranberry Crisp Ink. I added 2 Red Dew Drops on the upper right and bottom left corner. I used Mini Glue dots for this. For the bow I used Red Organdy Ribbon.

Circular Chickadee: This card is really easy to make. I cut out the Cream Textured Bazzill CS using the Coluzzle (bigger circle) The DP is from SEI Alpine Frost Collection. I used both sides of the paper. I stamped the bird from Chickadee Wishes Set in Cranberry Crisp Ink. I added some Diamond Glaze for the shiny look. I stamped and cut out a second bird and added it on top of the main image. 3d Foam were used for this. The pretty ribbon is from SU Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon.

Go and check out the rest of the DT creations: Donelda, Susan, Dina, Trish.

Don't forget about my Magazine giveaway, make a card for this challenge and post your creation(s) here and I will include your name!!!

Have a great day!!

Monday, November 10

NEWS!!! and a giveaway!!!

Hello everybody, I hope you are having a better day than me. I shouldn't complain, but my asthma problems still making me sick and with no energy.

On the other hand I want to share great news, remember the card I made few days ago for MFT GD Contest, well I didn't get the GD spot, BUT I will be the next Ambassador on the next MFT Release, I got so excited when I got the message that I almost had an asthma attack, seriously, but now I am feeling better.

Also, I have a giveaway for you. I got an extra copy of Paper Crafts Magazine (Nov-Dec), but this time you have a little homework to do. On Wednesday and Thursday I will post some challenges, you have to create a card or a project and then link it on the Wednesday or Thursday post. I will choose the winner from all the entries.

Wednesday Challenge is to create a Circular card or use circular embellishments, or something must be circular.

Thursday Challenge I can't tell you yet, but it is something really cool, stay tuned.

I will draw a winner name next Tuesday (Nov 18) so have plenty of time to participate, for every card or project you get one entry!!!

I am working on DT projects, at the same time I am trying to take it easy because I get tired even when I breath. I can't wait to see your great creations!!!

Have a great night!!

Sunday, November 9

Mothers & Daughters Creations DT Call

Mothers & Daughters Creations is looking for new members Card Design Team members! If you're interested in our design team tryouts, here's what you need to do:

1. Start playing the weekly challenges
2. Submit three other cards and one altered project to us at . These do not have to be made special for this call - we just want to see what you think your best work is. Please make sure to reduce your picture size to below 600x600 pixels!
3. In your email, include your name, contact information, your blog or gallery link, and answers to the following questions:-How long have you been stamping or cardmaking?-Do you design for any other web stores or sites; if so, please provide links.-Why are you trying out for the MDC Design Team?-How did you hear about the MDC DT search?
4. All entries are due by November 30th. Winners will be announced December 4th!

The following tips might be helpful:
1. Photography counts! We'd like the work you upload to be easy to see and professional looking.
2. We're looking for someone who can upload the weekly challenge, along with additional random layouts on a fairly regular basis.
3. We're looking for designers who are fairly flexible with their creations; of course, we'll probably be picking you based on your unique 'style', but if a challenge calls for a break away from that, a good designer should be capable of adapting. In addition, you should be comfortable working on altered items and/or home decor items.
4. If you do design for another store, the product lines they carry should be different from what MDC carries.
5. DT term will be for six months. During that time, you will be offered discounts and special promotions not available to other customers. In addition, we'll link your blog and promote your work as much as possible!

smARTworks news!!

This month smARTworks has In the Spotlight 2 beautiful sets: Happy Heart and Bunch for only $4.95 and this includes S&H!!! (USA only), also Overstock stamps at 50% off!!! and last but not least AMRSC Specials. You can read more about this here.

Blog Award!!!!

Hi everybody!! I hope you are having a great Sunday. I am having hard days lately, my asthma problems are making me feel horrible, I don't know if the problem is the medicine or me, but it is hard, hard, hard.
Anyway, today is a new day and I am praying for a better day. In the last few days I had received a "Blog Award" I want to share with you!!! Thanks so much for your time and you kind words, that makes me feel better :)

Marie @ Aloha and Mabuhay and Leslie @ Leslie's Loft have given me this precious award "Kreativ Blogger Award" how cool is that!! Thanks so much Marie and Leslie!!!

Here's the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees

I am nominating in not particular order:

1.- Julie Temple @ Julie's Rubber Temple.
2.- Julia @ Addicted to paper.
3.- Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia.
4.- Heather Rolin @ Heather's Creations & H&M Stamps.
5.- Rhonda @ Crafty Blessings.

Saturday, November 8

Verve Holiday Release Challenge #4 & 5

Hi everyone, I managed to finish all the Verve Challenges, I hope tomorrow I feel good enough to enjoy the Party on SCS. I am feeling terrible right now, I am running a fever, headaches again and sinus pressure, sorry to bother you with all this.
Anyway, here are my cards for Challenge #4 & 5

Sketch Challenge #4: Harmony
For this card I used my Peace Tree by smARTworks, I embossed the tree using Gold embossing powder and then I added few little Kaiser Pearls. The DP is SEI from the Alpine Frost Colecction.
The CS I used is Cranberry Crisp and White. The ink is Cranberry Crisp. I added some zig zag stitches around the panels and 2 red dew drops on the right bottom.

Sketch Challenge #5: Dream
For this card I used Cone flowers set by smARTworks. I embossed the butterflies and sentiment on Gold Embossing powder. I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink. Each butterfly has a little Kaiser Pearl on it. The DP is SEI from Alpine Frost Collection

I hope you like them.
Have a great night.

MFT Challenge: Watercoloring

Hi you all!!! I am here again, I had some time to create another card for MFTDG Challenge: Water coloring. This time I used the Lavender image from MFT. I water colored the image and added a little bit of Diamond Glaze. The vase was water colored as well and then positioned over the main image with 3D foam by EK-Success (love this foam, it very thick and firm) The polka dots from the vase were colored with Diamond Stickles. I used my sewing machine again, this time straight stitches. Some gold brads were added on the sides.
CS used: Kiwi Kiss, White, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. DP is from Miss Elizabeth and K&Co. The pretty ribbon is from Martha Stewart.
I hope you like it.

Be calm

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying all my creations!! After a week without inking my finger I feel great!!! I am spending my weekend with my daughter, DH left to the Men Retreats and will be back on Sunday afternoon. So I have a lot of time to stamp without being worried about timing on the computer, LOL.
Anyway, I want to show this pretty card I made for MFT November Ambassador Challenge #2 using ribbon in a fun and interesting way and also MFTSC55.
I used Be calm from Annie LaPoint Collection, I wanted be calm with the image so I used some very thin pink ribbon on the bath tub image. I watercolor the image and then added some Diamond Glaze, it makes it looks shiny and pretty!! The DP is from SU Bella Rose. The CS is Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and White. I zig zag stitched every single square, big panel and around the image.
I added some Kiwi Satin Ribbon and 3 green Dew drops on the left bottom side.

I hope you like it.

Friday, November 7

Verve Holiday Release Challenge #3

Sketch Challenge #3: " SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU "

For my card I used 2 different kind of Patterned Papers: Crowning Moment and Enchanted Garden both form the Fairest of Them All Collection by Imaginisce. The CS I used are Pink Pirouette, River Rock, White and Pretty in Pink. I zig zag stitched the layers using white thread, I did the same with the image. Around the Pretty in Pink CS I used White Satin Ribbon. I stamped the image using Pretty in Pink Ink. I stamped the image twice, using 3D foam for the 3D effect. I added some Pink Glitter on the bunny's shirt. This cute image is Somebunny from VERVE. The sentiment was stamped in Cranberry Crisp. I added a couple of Pink Dew Drops on the left corner.

I hope you like it.

Verve Holiday Release Challenge #2

Sketch Challenge #2: " JOY "

For this card I used Real Red and Creamy Caramel on my card base. The paper is Soft Mistletoe by Magenta. I stitched around the second layer and the DP using light brown thread (zig zag stitch) The chickadee is Chickadee Wishes and the sentiment is from Peace Tree set both sets from smARTworks stamps. I stamped the chickadee 3 times. the first layer is on the main CS, the second layer has all the brunches and the third one is the chickadee only. I positioned the last layer with 3D foam. I colored the chickadee with watercolor pencils and added a little bit of Markers and Diamond Stickles Glitter. I stamped the sentiment using Black Stazon Ink, then I used my Coluzzle (the smallest circle) I positioned the circle onto the red CS and used my scallop scissors. I sponged the main image using Chocolate chip Ink. I added some Dew Drops and Red Satin Ribbon.

I hope you like it.

Verve Holiday Release Challenge #1

Hi everyone!! I am a big fun of Verve (even though I own one stamp) and all the fabulous Julee's Sketches. On Nov. 9 Verve is releasing new stamps!!! and as a preview Julee has designed awesome sketches so everybody can play and also win !!

Here is my card for Sketch #1: " ROYALTY "
For my card I didn't use any stamps!!! I used Fairest of the All by Imaginisce. I cut out one of the castles from the Patterned paper, also torn some paper to put as a grass. I added some 3D foam to the image. The sentiment is also part of the paper.
I used the new In Colors CS: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Ridding Hood Red, White.
I added 3 gold brads on the right corner.

I hope you like it.

Thursday, November 6

Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge

Hello everyone, it is Thursday that means another Challenge on MDC Challenge Blog. This week challenge was a "Sketch" courtesy of Maria Levine.
For my card I used SEI Alpine Frost-Dust of Snow DP . I used my sewing machine in every single panel (zig zag stitch). The image is Holiday Mailbox by Serendipity. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and markers. I added some Diamond Glaze over the bow to give it the shiny look. I also applied Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue over the snow part.
The corner embellishment is a snowflake from the BG DP, I cut it out, applied some Diamond Stickles and also added a small Kaiser Pearl in the center of the snowflake.
I attached some White Satin Ribbon around the first panel.
The CS color are: Burgundy, River Rock and White.
I hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 5

Circle Window card

A couple of months ago I made these cards and never post them here. I follow the tutorial from Kristina Werner's blog. The window part is vellum that has been heat embossed with white e.p.
I promised to come back with something new to show you. My asthma is bad and that slows me down really bad. I am working on some projects that I will show you in the next few days and weeks!!!
Thanks for your patience.

Card recipe:
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Real Red, White
Paper: Vellum.
Stamps: Studio G.
Ink: Red, Clear Embossing pad.
Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon, Prima flowers, Gold brad.
Accessories: White embossing powder, Embossing gun, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, sponges

I hope you like them
Have a great day!!!

Tea Party Challenge!!!

Hello everyone, it is Wednesday and time to announce another smARTworks Tea Party Challenge!! This time Donelda is hosting the party and she is challenging us to going in circles, yess!!! Just create a circle card, circle images, circle embellishments, .... anything you like, just make it circular!!
This challenge sounds like a lot of fun!!!
I hope you could play along with us, I and the rest of the DT will be posting our card(s) next Wednesday, so you can have plenty of time to play too!!! Please feel free to play along if you don't have (yet) any smARTworks stamps.

I found this site and have tons of circles ideas!!! (Just in case you need a little bit of inspiration!!)

Monday, November 3

Happy Birthday to me and the winner!!!!

Hello my friends!! Today is my birthday!!! First I want to say thanks so much for your comments on my blog candy, I know I am not the most popular blog in blogland, but thank you for all your support and your kind comments to me.
Before I will announce the winner I want to say I am feeling better, I have talked to my sisters and that made me feel a lot better. On the other hand, my asthma was really bad this weekend, that's why I didn't post anything, I wasn't feeling well enough to create.
I made my own cake, this is super delicious!!! I got the recipe from Alice Golden blog "Golden Moments"

My wonderful husband is working today, so he decided we had to celebrate my Birthday last Saturday, we went out to Olive Garden for dinner, I enjoyed the food really much!!! LOL. Then we went shopping, :) and then home.
He gave me my birthday present on Saturday, why??? because he didn't want to wait , LOL. He bought me a "Cuttlebug" !!!!! and 2 embossing folders, I was so happy I couldn't stop smiling. Rebecca used her money from her piggy bang (pink just in case you wonder) and she bought me a new embossing gun, isn't she sweet???

Also I want to share with you some birthday card I have received from you ladies, you really made my day very special, thanks so much!!!!
Susan Trask owner of smARTworks sent me this pretty card and also some pretty stamps to play with. Thanks Susan!!!!!

Dori Shelton (rtjmom) from the Wish Rak group sent me this pretty card.

Cathy Alstott (Lexant) from the Wish RAK group sent me this adorable card!!!

Leslie sent me this pretty card and also a Brass Stencil Set!!! Thanks so much Leslie, you are such a great person and friend!!!!

Now the winner!!!! First thank so much for giving such a great number, LOL. Tamara, were you teasing when you guessed 21?!! LOL. Leslie was the only who was right, but Thanks so much for all the great numbers!!!! I am turning 36 today!!!!!
Now the winner is: seamom, she wrote:
seamom said...
Hola Giovana. Feliz cumpleanos!How old will you be? I am going to guess 32. (But I really think you are younger than that...)Blessings,seamom

Hey Mary, send me your address and I will send your prize right away.

Thanks so much!!!
Have a wonderful day.

Birthday Blog Candy!!!!

" This blog candy now is closed, winner has been chosen"
"This post will stay on top until Nov.3rd, please scroll down for my newest posts Thanks!!"

I am celebrating another year old (older and wiser, LOL) next Monday Nov 3 and I want to celebrate this special day with all of you. I have been feeling under the weather lately, so cheer me up.
What do you have to do to win??? Just guess how old I am going to be. You don't have to be right to win:). Everybody is welcome to participate. If you want to increase your chances to win, just post about my blog candy on your blog and I will draw your name twice, and IF you want to get 5 more chances, just subscribe to my blog.
Want to know what you can win?? Here is the picture:

1 piece 8 1/2 x 11 CS Baja Breeze
1 piece 8 1/2 x 11 CS Pink Pirouette
1 piece 8 1/2 x 11 CS Kiwi Kiss
1 piece 8 1/2 x 11 CS Tango Tangerine
1 piece 8 1/2 x 11 CS Riding Hood Red
1 piece 8 1/2 x 11 CS Pacific Blue.
4 Pieces 6x6 K&Co Verbena Purple, Green & Brown Damask
4 Pieces 6x6 K&Co Verbena Gold Flowers & Ornaments.
4 Pieces 6x6 K&Co Isabella Stripes Flat.
1 Stamping Spot Mellow Moss.
1 package (100 units) Silver Mini Square Brads.
2 ginormous chipboard flowers.
1 yard approx. Martha Stewart Muscari Blue Ribbon.
1 yard approx. Martha Stewart Mountain Lake Ribbon.
1 yard approx. Martha Stewart Yellow Dahlia Ribbon.
1 yard approx. Martha Stewart Brick Ribbon.
1 yard approx. Martha Stewart Putty Twill

I hope you like it.
I will choose the winner next Monday. Please don't forget to add your e-mail address and where you are from!!!!

God bless everyone.

PS: Does anybody know how to keep this post on top???
ETA: Thanks Maria for your help!!!!