Thursday, April 30

Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge and Blog Roll!!!

Thanks for joining the very first Mothers and Daughters Creations Mother’s Day Traditions Blog Roll. You can find all of the exciting details about this blog roll on the main "Mothers & Daughters Challenge Blog", where our own Mother and Daughter Team of Linda and Tam will be sharing some very special Mothers Day memories and traditions.

This week Cathy is hosting the weekly card challenge for MDC on her blog, The Seaside Rose Cottage, and she’s offering some sweet blog candy –: Bo Bunny papers along with key lime and strawberry ribbons. All you have to do is create a card with multiple layers, easy peasy!!
Here’s my card for Cathy’s challenge: Layers!! : Cute Patootie.

Another baby card, lately I've been creating baby cards, our church is growing!! Just last week two wonderful ladies have their babies the same week!!

For my card I used a pretty paper from Imaginisce "Baby Powder- Cutie Pattotie. The image is also from Imaginisce: Snag'em Collection: Giraffe. I stamped the image twice on Tutu Dot Bo Bunny Paper . The image was colored with Markers. I added some Diamond Stickles on the giraffe spots.

Card recipe:
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, White.

Paper: Baby Powder-Cutie Pattotie (Imaginisce)
Stamps: Giraffe (Imaginisce)
Ink: Stazon Black, Burgundy (sponging borders)
Embellishments: Offray Satin Ribbon, Buttons, DMC thread.
Accessories: Sewing machine, pink thread, SU Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, sponges.

Hope you like it, now be sure to visit Cathy’s blog for the challenge details and a chance to win some blog candy. You can also see some more terrific cards that Melissa and Leah made for the challenge on their blogs.

Cathy's Blog
Melissa's blog
Leah's Blog
MDC Challenge blog

Happy blogging.
Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, April 29

Look who came to visit us

Canadian Geese trying to find a place to make a nest. This couple was a lot of fun.

Mamma Bird: That's how we call her. This is the 3rd Spring in a row she is back to make her nest here. The only complain: She is TOO LOUD!!! She starts chirping around 4:00 am and never stops. Her babies thought are always cute, LOL. You can't see it but her eyes are Real RED!!

And last, this critter (as I call them) here you can see only one, but it was a whole family of 8!! This is a Sage Rat Baby, they look cute, but they destroy your yard, well, I can't say I have a nice yard, but we don't want them either.

Oh well, I didn't have a card to show today, so I thought I would share this with you. I took all these pictures with my new camera and I used 20X zoom.

Come back tomorrow and enjoy our First Mothers & Daughters Creations Blog Roll!!! Prizes and challenges everyday.

smARTworks Tea Party #17: Yellow!!

Hello my friends, it's time for another smARTworks Tea Party. This time Peggy is hosting the Party and challenging to use "Yellow" in our creations. Yellow, so shiny and bright, very springy and warm. So let creative and show us what you can make.
We will be posting our creations on May 6th. You have the whole week to create and get inspired, also you don't need to use smARTworks stamps.
I can't wait to see your creations.
God bless

Tuesday, April 28

Joy in your Journey

Hello my friends, I have a very simple card for you today. I have to confess that these are not my colors, but after playing with some CS I thought they look pretty good together. This time I used Journey Set from smARTworks. Again, I used my Prismacolor Pencils, I had fun coloring, but of course I need more practice, what do you think?
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Yellow, Green, Whisper White.
Ink: Stazon Black.
Stamps: Journey by smARTworks.
Embellishments: Green Ribbon, Rhinestones (Making Memories)
Accessories: SU Dimensionals, Prismacolors Pencils, OMS, Mini glue dots

I hope you like it.
Have an awesome day!!

Monday, April 27

For a Baby Girl

Hello everyone, I have a Baby Girl card for you today. For this card I used Noah's Ark Image from smARTworks. I stamped the image on Whisper White Card stock using Stazon Black Ink. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. I have to say I am learning how to color with OMS, it is not as easy as I thought, but I am practicing a lot.
Card Recipe.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette.
Paper: Pink Splatter ( Making Memories).
Ink: Stazon Black.
Stamps: Noah's Ark by smARTworks.
Embellishments: Offray Pink Ribbon.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Pink thread, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Mini glue dots.

I hope you like it. I would love to hear your comments.
Have a great day.
God bless you!!

Saturday, April 25

Virtual Stamp Night

Hello my friends, this morning I played4 challenges from Mini VSN on SCS. I am show casing products from "Mothers & Daughters Creations Store" Enjoy!!

Challenge #1: Bellie up to the Buffet!
Grab yourself:
a main dish entree - favorite stamps set
a couple of side items - card stock and ink
and head straight the dessert cart, girls: Buttons, Brads, Glitter,Dew drops, Punches, Sewing, Ribbon, Eyelets, Rhinestones.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White.
Aquamarine Dots by Bo Bunny.
Ink: Black.
Snowman by Stampavie.
Embellishments: Grosgrain Ribbon,
White Opal Liquid Pearls by Ranger
Accessories: Sewing machine, blue thread, Mini glue dots, Prismacolor pencils, OMS

Challenge #2: Let's play Black Jack
1 point for each layer in the card.
3 points for each different patterned paper (yes, you get 1 point if it's a layer plus 3 points if it's patterned.)
5 points for each different stamp you use. (If you use the same stamp more than once, it only counts as 5 points)
2 points for each ribbon
1 point for each hard embellishment (brads, eyelets, charms, rhinestones, beads, clips, etc. SO, a hairpin with four beads on it counts as 5 points).

5 layers = 5 points.
3 Patterned papers = 9 points.
1 stamps = 5 points.
1 Rhinestone = 1 point

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Pink.
Royal Process by Imaginisce, Magic Meadows by Imaginisce, Playful Petals-Gabby by Daisy Buckets.
Enjoy by Daisy Buckets
Ink: Stazon Black, Light blue, Gold.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Lace ribbon,
Blue Crystals by Zva
Rub-Ons by Bo bunny, Sewing machine, blue and pink thread, sponges, mini glue dots, 3D Foam.

Challenge #3: Gold, Gold and more gold, using something gold in our project.
Card Recipe:
Card stock: White. More mustard.
Rim Frost- Shimmered by SEI
Peace by Daisy Buckets
Ink: Clear Ink Pad.
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Ribbon, Gold thread.
Accessories: Embossing gun, embossing powder, 3D foam.

Challenge #4: Colored Image.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Kraft, More Mustard. Black.
Wild Sunflower by Serendipity
Ink: Black, More mustard
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Ribbon,
Bo Bunny Orange Citrus Brads
Accessories: Sponges, Prismacolor pencils, OMS
I hope you like them
Have a great and blessed day.

Thursday, April 23

Have a Happy Day!!

Hello again, I have a cute and pretty card to show you. I played Ways to Use it today. Today's challenge was "White, white, white", just using White card stock!! Oh my, hard to use only one color, so I decided to add a bit of More mustard (I hope I am not disqualified, LOL). I embossed a piece of Whisper White CS using Cuttlebug and Textile folder. The frame and sentiment are from Frames Set. I hand stitched the white ribbon and added a piece of Grosgrain Ribbon on top. Also a couple of Rhinestones.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Whisper White, More Mustard.
Stamps: Frames by smARTworks.
Ink: White Craft, Gold Craft.
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Michales), SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones ( Making Memories)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Textile folder, Gold Embossing powder, Heat gun, Mini Glue Dots, 3D foam (EK SUccess), pointy scissors.

I hope you like it.
Have a great day!!
PS: Sorry about the dark picture, here is very dark today and my battery was not all charged, I will try to post a better picture later, Thanks!!

Enjoy the day!!

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day, here the weather is crazy again, cool, windy and gray. I've been feeling a little sad lately, my cousin is sick, but she has a good spirit and even though she knows her health right now is not the best, she knows she can conquer one more time another difficult situation. I just need something to make me feel better. I've been playing more than usual with DD, she loves to play Wii Play ( Find the Miis), over and over, sometimes I have to say, no more. She also loves to do Wii Fit, she is so funny and whatever her scores is, she gets so excited, LOL.
Anyway, I made a card for Cafe Mojo, this is a blog with fun challenges, and this time Mothers & Daughters Creations is sponsoring the challenge and giving away $15.00 prize in MDC products.
The challenge is to use ribbon in a non-traditional way.

Here is my creation:
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White.
Enchanted Garden, Baby Powder - Oopsie Daisy, Sweet Satin Ribbon all from Imaginisce Designed Paper.
Enjoy from Daisy Bucket.
Ink: Stazon Black, Rose (for sponging flower), Basic Brown (for sponging)
Grosgrain Ribbon by May Arts, Kaiser Pearls, Liquid Pearls by Ranger.
Accessories: Sewing machine, pink thread, Mini glue dots, 3D foam (EK-Success), SU Chipboard, sponges.

I hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 22

smARTworks Tea Party : Shaped cards!!

Hello my friends, it is time for another smARTworks Tea Party, today I am hosting the Party and I had challenged you to create "Shape cards". Believe it or not I had a lot of ideas for this challenge, and I tried them all, sometimes not good results, but I kept the ones I like the most and I have 3 cards to show you !!!

Celebrate the moment: For this card I used the small stamp from Frames set and with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig I started stamping using More Mustard Ink. The frame was stamped in Orange Cs using White Craft ink and heat embossed in White ep. I used Scallop scissors for the border of my card. I added little drops of Liquid Pearls and I attached some yummy ribbon.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Orange, More Mustard, White.
Stamps: Frames
Ink: More Mustard, White Craft.
Embellishments: Bobbin Ribbon, Liquid Pearls.
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini glue dots, SU Dimensionals, White embossing powder, Embossing gun, Provo Craft Scallop scissors

Welcome Little One: This card is very simple, I created a template on Windows Power Point and then traced it onto my CS. I stamped the sentiment from Combo Sentiment Set in Whisper White CS using Real Red Ink. The BG paper is perfect for this card, it has little glitter stars!! I added a little bow on top.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White.
Paper: Just Dreamy by My Mind's Eye.
Stamps: Combo Sentiments.
Ink: Real Red.
Embellishments: Offray White ribbon.
Accessories: Mini glue dots, SU Dimensionals

Be Joyful: This card is really pretty. It took a while to make it, but at the end I was very happy with the results. For this card I used 2 smARTworks sets: Cookie Plate #1 and Buttoned Up. I stamped the leaves on Whisper White CS using Certainly Celery Ink, then using the same image I used Real Red and Orange Ink just to stamp the flower area, after that they were cut out, I also stamped the single flower from Buttoned Up set in Pretty in Pink Ink and cut them out. The sentiment was stamp in Read Red.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Red.
Paper: Just Dreamy by my Mind's Eye.
Stamps: Cookie Plate and Buttoned-Up.
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Orange, Pretty in Pink.
Embellishments: Organdy Red Ribbon.
Accessories: SU Dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, Coluzzle, pointy scissors

I hope you like my creations and also you have some time to play along too. Remember, you don't need to use smARTworks stamps.
Now, head over to Susan (for Peggy and Sarah's too), Dina, Trish, Donelda and Donna and enjoy their creations too.

Have a great day!!
God bless

Monday, April 20

smARTworks news and a card!

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great Monday, here is nice and warm. Last weekend was a very busy weekend, I didn't have any stamping time.
I have a card to show today and great news from smARTworks.
This week, Susan is going to be a little slow processing orders due to family vacation, so in exchange she is offering FREE SHIPPING (USA only) in all orders ($15.00 or more) from today April 20th -24th. Awesome!!! Go ahead and checked the new releases and remember any time you buy a set you get smARTbucks, also don't forget to mention Susan that Giovana sent you :)

Now onto my card, I used Cookie Plate #1 set. I stamped the leaves on White CS using Certainly Celery Ink, the sentiment was stamped in Basic Brown Ink. The BG is BG 12- Weave stamped in White Craft and then heat embossed with White ep. The lower part was stamped in white CS using Pretty in Pink Ink and stamp-a-ma-jig.

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Brown, Pink Pirouette, White, Green.
Paper: SU Bella Rose.
Stamps: Cookie Plate #1, BG12- Weave.
Ink: White Craft, Pretty in Pink, Basic Brown, Certainly Celery.
Embellishments: Offray Green Ribbon.
Accessories: stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini glue dots, 3D foam- EK-Success, White ep, embossing gun, Provo craft scissors, scissors.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Friday, April 17

Some bunny loves you

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day. Since I finished all my cards yesterday for the Verve Challenges, I've thinking about Verve Stamps a lot. I own only 1 set that I love!!! and give it a try again. This is Some bunny and I think it is great for baby cards.
Tonight, it is Verve Release party so I am planning to be there and enjoy it, also you can have the chance to win great prizes too!!.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Tangerine Tando, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White.
Paper: Just Dreamy (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Orange (color Box), Riding Hood Red.
Embellishments: Offray Satin Ribbon.
Accessories: Scallop scissors, Liquid Pearls, Su DImensionals, Mini glue dots. Corner punch

Hope you like it.
Have a great and blessed night.

Thursday, April 16

Verve Challenges

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day, we are having a beautiful day, sunshine!!! This afternoon I played all the Verve Challenges!!! Woo-Hoo!! I started with challenge #1, then #3, #2 and #4, I don't know why, but I did it this way,LOL.
I hope you like my creations, if you have any question, please don't hesitate to ask.

Challenge #1 Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Red, Whisper White.
HSB by smARTworks
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red.
Embellishments: Pearls by Kaiser, Liquid Pearls by Ranger.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, embossing folder, punch.

Challenge #2:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa.
Paper: Out & About by My Mind's Eye.
Purpose by smARTworks .
Ink: Mellow Moss.
Embellishments: Pearls by Kaiser, Green ribbon.
Accessories: Diamond Stickles.

Challenge #3:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Pink Pirouette.
Paper: SU Bella Rose.
Ink: Pink, Clear embossing pad.
Stamps: SU Peek-A-Boo (retired)
Embellishments: Red Ribbon, Pink button, Rhinestones (making Memories), Liquid Pearls by Rangers.
Accessories: Sewing machine, pink thread, Gold embossing powder, embossing gun, mini glue dots. SU Dimensionals.

Challenge #4:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Kraft, Yellow, Bashful Blue.
Paper: Denim Gingham (making Memories)
Stamps: Some bunny by Verve.
Ink: Bashful Blue, Buckaroo Blue.
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Ribbon, Mini buttons.
Accessories: Paper piercing set, SU Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, Corner Punch, Stickles.

Have a great day!!

Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge and a great announcement!!!

Happy Thursday everyone, time for another M&D Creations Challenge, this time a sketch challenge. The sketch this time courtesy of Page Maps. Don't forget to stop at MDC Challenge Blog and have the chance to win great prizes.
The sentiment in my card was stamped in a piece of chipboard which I colored first with Blue Craft Ink, after it was dried I stamped the sentiment with Basic Brown Ink. For the flower I glued a piece of forget me not Paper onto the chipboard and then sanded the borders.
I hope you like it and play along with us.

Card Recipe:
Card stock: White, Brown, Baja Breeze.
Playful Petals-Gabby by Daisy Buckets, Forget me Not-Shimmer by SEI, Paper Wesley by Melissa Frances
Ink: Ble Craft Ink, Basic Brown.
Enjoy by Daisy Buckets
Embelishments: Prima flowers,
Blue Crystal Rhinestones by Zva, White Opal Liquid Pearls by Rangers, Light Blue Ribbon by American Crafts, DMC embroidery thread.
Accessories: Sewing machine, blue thread, Su Dimensionals, Provo Crafts Scallop scissors.

And now for our exciting news - our very own Cathy Weider has organized MDC's very first blog roll! This will begin April 30th and will culminate on Mother's Day with a gallery of entries from designers and visitors alike. The theme, Mothers and Daughters Traditions, promises a bouquet of fabulous projects - cards, scrap book designs, gift and packaging ideas, altered projects, and much, much more.
Beginning on Thursday, April 30th, grab your cup of tea or coffee and a sweet roll and join us for our daily posts. We'll share fabulous projects, memories, and recipes, inspirational ideas for journaling scrap book pages and writing personalized messages for cards, and the secret language of flowers. Create a card or a treasure box, embellish a picture mat or a scrap book page, test your knowlege of trivia, or simply share a memory and you could win some of the fabulous blog candy we'll be offering each day. Sweet! Be sure to keep posted for further details!

Have a great day!!
God bless

Wednesday, April 15

smARTworks Cookie Challenge: Grow on

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day!! Did you hear on the news about the weirdest weather in Washington State?? Yes!! Yesterday from 7 am to 10 am we had snow!!! DD woke me up telling me it was snowing, I got up and yes it was. Around 8 am, the snow shower weather became something like a snow storm, the flakes were huge!!! I didn't know if laughed or cried, after that we had some beautiful sunshine that melted everything, then the day turned gray, dark and darker, lighting and thunders, rain and more rain. So yesterday was one of those days I really don't like.

Anyway, today is a new day, bright and sunny and also time to mention about smARTworks Cookie Challenge. Susan sent us Grow On Set and challenged us to create a project with it.
I created a card, I stamped the image (twice) in a White CS using Stazon Black, then colored them with Watercolor pencils and Markers. I cut out a couple of flowers and positioned them on top for more dimension. I added some silver brads and ribbon. Pretty simple,but pretty card.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Red, Gable Green.
Paper: SU BElla Rose.
Ink: Stazon Black, Certainly Celery.
Embellishments: Offray Pink Ribbon, Silver brads.
Accessories: Watercolored pencils, Markers, Glitter, stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

Now, would you like to win this set??? Head over to Susan's blog and answer the question posted there. Good luck everyone!!

Next Tea Party Challenge: Shaped cards

Hello my friends, this is my time to host the Next smARTworks Tea Party and challenge you to make "shaped cards", just think outside the box, any shape goes!! just be creative.
I will post my creations next Wednesday (April 22) and I hope you can play along with me and the DT. Remember smARTworks stamps are not required, just use any kind of stamps you have.
In case you need a little bit of inspiration, here is a page with templates for you, check it out

Now talking about smARTworks, new stamps have been released and added to the smARTwork Catalog, check them out, they are awesome!!!
In case you buy them, tell Susan that you read this from Giovana's blog :)

Monday, April 13

Cards for Tuong

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day. Saturday night we made some plans for yesterday, but anything changed unexpectedly. We were at church and DH was not feeling very well, after our service we returned to home and he took a nap, then another nap and another nap, I was getting really worried because he never sleeps that much. I checked his temperature and it was 102.4, then 103, then 105.4!!! I immediately put some wet cold towels on his forehead, he had a cold bath and after 2 hours!!! he started feeling a bit better, temperature by then 102.4. I don't know what is going on, he just left to visit the doctor this afternoon, please keep him in your prayers.

Anyway, yesterday we didn't go anywhere, so I sat down here and checked SCS and I found a very touching post from Jill : Cards for Tuong. I read the story and touched my heart, I believe no child should suffer, please read her story and I hope you feel the same too. Tuong is from Vietnam and she is now in America to have some check-ups and try to figure it out what's wrong with her lungs. Please keep her in your prayers and if you could send her a card, that would be GREAT!! I already sent her a card and some stickers. You can see how beautiful she is HERE .

If you would like to send her a card, please send a PM to PJill (through SCS) and she will e-mail you the address.

God bless you all!!

Sunday, April 12

And the winner is...

Leslie!!! Congratulations Leslie and thanks so much to all of you who participated in my blog candy.
Have a great and blessed day.
Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter !!! I hope you are having a great time with your family. We are having a family time, will go to church and enjoy our time together. Later we will have dinner together at a local Restaurant and the nwe will enjoy some yummy homemade Chocolate cheesecake.
I think with the years every Holiday gets more and more commercial and that is sad. My daughter was talking about Easter the other day, you know bunnies, eggs, new shoes, new dress, but then I asked her what are we celebrating? She looked at me and say Jesus. I explained her what Easter is about, she got it, then when my husband came home from work she was so happy to tell daddy what and why we are celebrating Easter. We don't worship a dead Jesus because He resurrected, He is Alive, Risen!!! Thank you Lord for your love.
I hope you enjoy the real menaing of Easter.

In other things, I have few pictures to share with you. Last Wednesday I invited my neighbor to have dinner with us, so I made some Yakisova noddles and Banana Bread. I always add chocolate chips to my BB, it was yummy!! It didn't last for too long, LOL.

And, on Thursday DD and I dyed some eggs, she had a lot of fun coloring eggas and of course some of the dye inked her fingers and mine too, LOL, Isn't she adorable??

Hope you have a great Family Sunday.
Happy Easter and God bless you.

Saturday, April 11

Thank You!!

Happy Saturday my friends. I hope your day and bright and happy.
I really needed to make a Thank you card for Gary (my neighbor's Father-in-law), he let me have all his wife' stamps and I am so thankful for that. I think I got more than 100 stamps!! They are fantastic and I can't wait to show you some of my creations using these stamps.
For my card I am using the sketch from Clean & Simple Blog. Do you like the pretty paper? This is one of the paper in my blog candy!! Don't forget to enter HERE, you have until Midnight tonight.

Card Recipe:
Cards Stock: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White.
Paper: Out & About "My Mind's Eye"
Stamps: Tulip Portrait (Hero Arts), Thank you sentiment (DOTS)
Ink: Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, Orange.
Embellishments: SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone (Making Memories)
Accessories: Scallop Scissors ( Provo Crafts), Mini Glue Dots, 3D foam (EK-Success), Watercolor Pencils.

I hope you like it.
Have a great day!!!

Friday, April 10

Kristina's Color Inspiration #49

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day!! I am enjoying the sunshine right now, even though this morning was really gray, rainy and cloudy. I am feeling better from my allergies/asthma problems, my Mojo is kind of back, LOL, and my husband is sick, poor guy, 102.4 F temperature this morning, I hope Idon't get whatever he is having.

Anyway, today I made a card using Kristinas's Color Inspiration #49: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red and Whisper White. I have to confess something, until this moment I was 100% sure it was Baja Breeze instead. Ooppss!! Maybe I will try another card with this color instead of Baja Breeze.
Some products are fom Mothers & Daughters Creations.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss.
Playful Petals - Gabby and Playful Petal-Lucy from Daisy Buckets.
Enjoy by Daisy Buckets.
Ink: Stazon Black.
Embellishments: Butterfly from
May Art Ribbons, Pearls from Kaiser, Rub-On from BoBunny, Dew Drops and Red Rose Grosgrain Ribbon.
Accessories: Sewing machine, blue and green thread, Mini Glue dots, Paper piercing set

I hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Don't forget about my Blog candy HERE

Wednesday, April 8

New blog banner

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day!! Today I tried to stamp, but my inspiration was (and is) in somewhere land, so instead I decided to change my blog banner, here is not snowing anymore, actually is getting really nice!! Finally Spring is here. I don't live close to the ocean, very sad because I love to go to the beach. In Peru the beach is only 20 minutes from my dad's house, super cool!! Anyway, this picture is not from Peru either, LOL. DH took this picture when he was serving in the Persian Gulf. I really like this picture, brings a lot of peace. Amazing is God who created this beauty!!

I hope you like it this way.
Have a great day!! Another swimming lesson day, I am already tired.

God bless

Tea Party Challenge #15: Scraplings!!

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to another smARTworks Tea Party challenge. This time Donna is hosting the Party and challenging us to do "Scraplings"" Thin long cards (1 3/4" by 4 1/4"), using scraps!!
They are alot of fun to make and better yet you can use all your scraps, (cardstock, paper, ribbon, etc).
I created 3 scraplings, actually I made 5, but I didn't like how 2 turned out so I decided to not to post them.

Card recipe: (all 3 scraplings)
Card Stock: White, Kraft, Pink Pirouette.
SHB-01, Cookie Plate #1:Botanicals, Frames.
Ink: Burgundy, Pistachio, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, BasicBrown, Black.
Embellishmetns: Burgundy and Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Red twine, White button.
Accessories: Corner punch,Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges

Now head over to Susan, Dina, Trish, Donelda and Donna's blogs and check their creations.

I hope you can play along with us, you can use any stamps you own, smARTworks stamps are not required.

Hope you like my creations.
Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, April 7

An Easter chick

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you are having a great day. I am enjoying the great weather we are having right now, 70F is the perfect temperature for me!! LOL, not too hot, not too cold, just perfect to wear a light jacket, this reminds me the movie Miss Congeniality, LOL.
Anyway, today after school I was planning to play the Color Combination Challenge, but I tried 3 different things and then I gave up. I really wanted to make a card or 2 or 3, hehehe, so I checked into my bag of MDC supplies and I decided to color and play with these super yummy papers.
Isn't this chicken with egg adorable?? Yes, it is!! I colored it with Watercolored pencils. The polka dot paper is from Daisy Buckets "Playful Petals-Gabby" and the strip paper is from Imaginisce "Twitterpated - Critter Chatter". I added some ribbon "Grosgrain Turquoise/Orange" from May Arts
on the left corner and a couple of Mini Clear Crystal from ZVA in the flowers.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White (GP), Summer Sun.
Paper: Playful Petals-Gabby from Daisy Buckets, Twitterpated-Critter Chatter from Imahinisce.
Ink: Black.
Embellishments: May Art Ribbon, Yellow Button, Clear Crystals from Zva.
Accessories: Sewing machine, Yellow thread, SU Dimensionals.

I hope you like it!!
Have a great day.

Don't forget about my Blog candy HERE

Monday, April 6

Hello my friends!! and some Candy for you

This blog candy is now closed, the winner has been picked!!
Thanks so much.

Happy Monday everyone, I hope your day is happy and bright. Today, I don't have anything to show you, it started just as any other day and ended up doing some yard work!! WHAT?!?! I was not planning at all doing any yard work, I just planned to do some projects with DD as our homeschool class, we were starting our pots and putting some seeds to start indoors, of course I explained and did most of the job, but DD was happy, (yes, not math or spelling class, she was a happy girl).
Then I saw some weeds (well, a lot, LOL) so I had my rake and started raking, after a while I had a pile of weeds waiting to be moved into the burn pile, i was getting tired, feeling the heat in my face and body. I decided I should stop and get inside because I was HUNGRY!!! Yes, it was 1:10pm!!! DD was playing on the computer, (did I say playing on the computer???), I drank some water and made some yummy BBQ sandwiches (I love leftovers).

I planned to do some stamping, (BTW MY great friend and neighbor Nicole brought me today tons of stamps!!! Thanks so much Nicole and Gary.) but I am soooooo tired and decided better start my dinner and get ready to take DD to her swim lesson.

Hey, don't go yet!! I have some CANDY for you!!! Do you love CANDY???? I bet you do!! Last week I received the most beautiful Card stock Design Paper from My Mind's Eye and I want to share some with you!!! I just noticed I passes the 20,000 visitors!!! So cool!! Just leave me a comment telling me what are you planning for Easter and I will include your name in the drawing, easy peasy :) :) You have until Saturday 9pm. More chances to win, announce my blog candy on your blog and post another comment here.

I will post the picture of my Blog Candy later!! You will not be disappointed.

ETA: This is my Blog Candy for you!!! The paper standing is from Out & About and the one laying is from Just Dreamy Collection, both from My Mind's Eye, this is not just paper is Card Stock with glitter!!

Have a great day.

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