Monday, August 31

Rejoice in all things.

Hello my friends!! I hope you all had a great weekend. I have been super busy, but hopefully things start slowing down a bit. Today DD started Kindergarten!! She is so excited about the new school year. Today we did a little bit of "refreshment", LOL. She, sometimes, likes to write the numbers facing the opposite direction, so we practiced that and also the ABC's. I am still waiting for my curriculum, so as soon its arrive, we will work on that.
After school time, I had some stamping time!! ahhh feels really good. I have played few challenges, so here is a card I made for Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #16 : Orange/Gold, Chocolate, Cream and Kraft. Very nice Fall colors. For my card I used 2 sets from smARTworks: The shapes are from FRM-02 Trio and the Sentiment is from Frames Set.
I stamped the circles in Chocolate Chip Craft and then heat embossed with clear ep, the squares were stamped in Crushed Curry twice. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Brown. I sponged the borders with Crushed Curry. My base card is Kraft CS. I added 3 Gold Rhinestones on the corner. The ribbon is Kraft from Close to My Heart.

Card recipe:
Card Stock: Kraft, Cream.
Stamps: FRM-02 Trio & Frames by smARTworks.
Ink: Crushed Curry, Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip Craft.
Embellishments: Kraft Ribbon (CTMH), Gold Rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts)
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Embossing gun, Clear embossing powder, sponges.

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

Saturday, August 29

Precious Little One

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday. I hope your day is fine and well. I am still feeling sick, much better than yesterday, but still low energy, so this one is going to be a short post too. I made this card few days ago for Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo SPCC, this week : Only Orange, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. I used similar colors for my card.

All products Stampin' Up.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day.

Friday, August 28

Your friendship...

Hello my friends, I have another card for you today. This is going to be a short post since I am not feeling very well, sinus problems again, headaches and not much energy. This Diorama card is for Stamptacular Sunday Blog, this week challenge is to create a 3D card.
All products Stampin' Up.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day.

Farm Card Something

Hello my friends and happy Friday. It is time for another Stamp Something Challenge. This week our sponsor is Digital Delights, this store has really cute digital images. The DT got some cute stamps to work with this week and here is my card. I created a farm card, the picture doesn't make any justice, but this card is really pretty. I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils, the girl, cow and sheep were cut out and positioned with Dimensionals. I added some cute apples buttons and dew drops to the tree, some ribbon on the corner and voila!!
Card recipe:
Card Stock: Kraft, White(Photo paper)
Stamps: Farm Collection by Digital Delights.
Ink: Black (Laser Ink), Prismacolor PEncils.
Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon, Apples buttons, dew drops.
Accessories: SU Dimensionals, Sewing machine, White thread, sponges, Mini glue dots.

I hope you like it and can play along too. Now head over to Stamp Something Blog Challenge and enjoy the other DT creations, did I mention some yummy prizes too??

Have a great day!!

Thursday, August 27

Follow your bliss

Hello my friends!! I have missed you a lot. We came back home last Monday very tired and with a lot of things to do around the house. I've been doing a lot of yard work and ended up very tired. Today I decided to rest and do nothing, of course that doesn't happen, after stamping for a little while I had to cook dinner and then I decided to go outside and pull more weeds, LOL.
Anyway, I have created a bit, but being so tired and having my camera "zero" charged, didn't have much energy to post anything.
Today I decided to play 2S4U challenge. I had to use my favorite butterfly for this card. I also submitting this card for WIT challenge "Dimension". I think my butterfly has a lot of dimension. I ruffled the white ribbon, I think looks pretty this way. I added some White Liquid Pearls onto the butterfly.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Purely Pomegranate.
Paper: PTI
Stamps: Bliss by smARTworks.
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon, Dew drops, Liquid Pearls.
Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots.

I hope you like it.
I have more cards to come.

Sunday, August 23

Rose Love

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday!! Hope you day is great and with full blessing. I have a nice Red/Pink card for you. I practiced one of the tutorials from Stamp TV: Inking a Cuttlebug folder. Very easy and nice technique, it gives to your card another look. I used a piece of Pink Pirouette CS and I added some Real Red onto my embossing folder and here you can see the results, I love it!! The rose is from "A year of flowers" Gina K. Desings, it was stamped in Pink Pirouette CS and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I added some stitches around and some Liquid Pearls on the corners. The ribbon is from PTI.
Hope you like it!!
Have a wonderful Sunday with your family.

Friday, August 21

Birthday Something!!

Hello my friends and Happy Friday! Time for another Stamp Something Challenge, this week is to create a project with a Birthday Theme!! This week our sponsor is SNR and you could win the prize if you play with us. For my card I used a Birthday Time Set from smARTworks. This card is very bright !! I stamped the candles in a piece of White CS, colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and then add some Gold Stickles. The middle area in my card was stamped too. The ballons were stamped in Canary Ink and then Heat embossed using Clear ep. The Pattern paper is perfect for this ocassion. it has candles on top and at the bottom says Celebrate!!

Now head ove to Stamp Something Challenge and enjoy the DT member creations. I hope you can play along with us.

Hope you like my card.
Have a great and blessed day.

Thursday, August 20

Care Deeply

Hello my friends!! Are you having a great day?? I hope so. I have another card using the color combo from SPCC and the sketch from CAS Blog. The image and sentiment are from Cookie Plate #1 by smARTworks. The paper has the colors for this color combo, awesome !!!

Card recipe:
Card Stock: White, Soft Suede, Green Galore.
Paper: Imaginisce.
Stamps: Cookie Plate #1 by smARTworks.
Ink: Pistachio ( Color Box) Chocolate Chip Craft, Certainly Celery.
Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon (Offray), Green Rhinestones(Kaiser Craft).
Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, sponges, Embossing gun, Clear embossing powder.

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

Wednesday, August 19

So beary especial !!

Hello my friends!! Today I have a cute baby girl card, super pretty and pink, LOL. At Stamptacular Sunday the challenge is to create a project with a bear. I was ready to make my card and I couldn't find any stamp with a bear, unbeliveable!! I went to my stamped images file I received through the Wish Rack group on SCS and I found this cute image, isn't this bear adorable!! cute wings too :)
The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils, the ribbon is from PTI, I added a crystal button.

Speaking of bears, I want to show a cross stitch piece I made for my friend's baby. Her baby was born in May, but I didn't finish it in time, so I gave it to her last Sunday at church. She loves it.

Hope you like it!!
Have a great and blessed day.

Tuesday, August 18

With Love.

Hello my friends and Happy Tuesday!! Hope your day is great. Today I want to show a card I made using Heather Scott's oz-some sketch. I based my card in White, Black and Red. The Pattern Paper was downloaded from The Angel Company site. Super nice Black and White designs!! The sentiment is from Gina K Designs: A year of flowers.
This card also fits the Color Combo challenge at Artful Inkables Blog

Hope you like it!!
Have a great and blessed day.

Monday, August 17

Psalm 118:5: In my anguish I cried to the Lord,...

Hello my friends and happy Monday!! well, maybe Tuesday for some of you. Today I had a super busy day, I tried to post earlier, but mom's duties are first. Tomorrow I am leaving to the other side of the mountains for a vacation week!! We've been waiting for this moment for so long and finally is here, but please don't worry, I am leaving posts already set up for the whole week, so you can come and visit and leave me a comment if you wish.

But tonight, I have a square card for you. This card is 4. 25 square and I love it. I used the color for this week Color Combo at SPCC: Green Galore, Soft Suede and Whisper White and the sketch from Card Patterns.
At first I didn't know how to balance the colors, but then I played with the CS and I got this!!!
The sentiment is from smARTworks Psalm 118:5 and it was stamped in Basic Brown. I added a couple of Prima flowers on the corner with a tiny button. Some yummy Green Ribbon was adhered at the bottom. The White CS was sponged with Pistachio Color Box Ink and added some zig zag stitches.

Hope you like it!!
Have a great night.

Sunday, August 16

Little One.

Hello my friends a Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a super day full with blessings. Today I have a Baby card for you!! Don't you love babies? I do!! For this card I created a scene, well I think so, LOL. I used 2 sets from smARTworks: Noah's Ark and Combo Sentiments. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I cut a big circle using a Coluzzle set and added some stitches. For the waves I torn some pencils, sponges the borders and added stitches as well. I distressed the borders and sponged, I used Buckaroo blue and Marigold for sponging. I added some dimensionals on the Ark. Final card : 5" square card.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Bashful blue, Crushed Curry, Whisper White.
Noah's Ark and Combo Sentiments.
Ink: Stazon Black, Buckaroo Blue, Marigold.
Embellishments: Yellow ribbon, Clear rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts).
Accessories: Sewing machine, Yellow and blue thread, stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini glue dots, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Coluzzle, Diamond Stickles.

I hope you like it.
Enjoy your Sunday with your family.
Many blessings.

Saturday, August 15


Hello my friends and Happy Saturday. I have a quick card for you today. We are getting ready to go to the Theatre to watch GI-Force, I hope it is a good movie. Well, yesterday I made a card for SPCC color combo challenge and since then I've been thinking about how pretty this color combo is, so I decided to make another card. I tried a polka dot technique using a "eraser" from a pencil, super easy!! Using a lavender ink I started creating the dots on my White CS. I cut the flower using my Cricut machine. I sponged the border with a little bit of brown and orange Ink. Lots of Gold glitter were added on the Pumpkin Pie CS. I added some stitches on the White CS , also distressed the borders.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Pale Plum, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.
Stamps: Small Scripts (SU)
Ink: Lavender, Stazon Black, Orange, Basic Brown.
Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, Gold Stickles, Diamond Stickles, 3D-foam, eraser (from a pencil), Cricut

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

Friday, August 14

Morning Glory

Hello again my friends!. I have a second card for you today. This time is a Color Challenge and it comes from SPCC. This week Color Combo is Pumpkin Pie, Pale Plum and Crushed Curry. When I checked the colors for the challenge I wasn't sure if I could combine them in a nice way, but I did !! LOL. I really like my card and I hope you too. I added a bit of white to blend the colors a little bit. The image is Morning Soft from Stampin' Up. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. The crushed curry color was put in the Cuttlebug machine using Swiss Dots folder and I have to use my sewing machine for some nice straight stitches.
Card recipe:
Card Stock: White, Pumpkin Pie, Pale Plum and Crushed Curry.
Stamps: Morning Soft (SU)
Ink: Black, Plum (sponging)
Embellishments: White Satin ribbon (Offray)
Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot folder, Punch border,sponges, mini glue dots.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Summer Fun!!

Hello my friends and Happy Friday!! It's time for another Stamp Something Challenge, this week our challenge is Summer/ Vacation Something. Just create a card or project with these themes and you can win 3 sets of stamps!! How cool is that.
My sunny summer card I think turned out pretty good. I used Crushed Curry and Barely Banana for my card. The tulips were heat embossed in Gold ep, then colored them with Markers. I used a piece of Green DP from Bo Bunny to create some grass. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red. I also added a White Butterfly (Martha Stewart Punch) and some stickles around. Finally some ribbon around. What do you think? Do you like it?

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Barely Banana, White.
Paper: Green by Bo Bunny.
Stamps: Penguin Pants.
Ink: Real Red, Orange (sponging)
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Gold Stickles (Ranger)
Accessories: Coluzzle, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Embossing gun, Embossing powder, Sponges, Mini glue dots.

Hope you like it.
Don't forget to stop at Stamp Something Challenge Blog and enjoy the DT creations. Hope you can play along too.
Have a great day.

Thursday, August 13

Monochromatic Butterfly Duo

Wow, a second post in one day, that doesn't happen very often lately. I made these cards this afternoon and I love them. They are Clean & Simple (no sewing!!), monochromatic and pretty!!
These cards are Pink Pirouette and Pale Plum, I haven't used Pale Plum in so long, I think one of my favorite colors now. I stamped the pretty butterfly using Pink and Clear Ink and in both cases heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder. After that I put them in the Cuttlebug machine, one was embossed and the other one debossed (hope you can see that on the pictures)
I sponged the borders (butterflies and Pattern paper) and paper pierced around the center piece and stamped the sentiment at the bottom!! Some yummy White Satin Ribbon around and they are done!!
I used the Sketch from Card Patterns and a Fun Monochromatic Challenge from SPCC.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum.
Paper: Bo Bunny.
Stamps: Bliss and LOL (smARTworks)
Ink: Pink, Clear, Stazon Black.
Embellishments: White Satin ribbon (Offray), Pink Rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts).
Accessories: Paper piercing set, Heat gun, Clear embossing powder, stamp-a-ma-jig.

Hope you like them!!
Have a great day/night (for me).

PS: I have 2 cards for you tomorrow too!!

Wishing you..

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day. Today I have a very warm and cozy card. Aren't these colors so pretty!! Love them. After I played Stamptacular Sunday Challenge last week, I decided to check out what challenge they had for this week and it is a 3,2,1!!! THREE brads, TWO different pattern papers, and ONE flower! So here is my card:
the yummy pattern papers are from Out & About Collection from My Mind's Eye. I hope you can see the gold brads on the right corner, the flowers (Ivory Shimmer) is from Brides (Michael's). The pretty image is from Basket of Happiness from Gina K. Designs. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I added some stitches around.

Dimension on the basket:
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Natural (SU), Brown, Real Red, White.
Paper: Out & About Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps: Basket of happiness (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Black, Gold (sponging)
Embellishments: Gold brads, Ivory Flower (Michael's) Gold Stickles (Rangers)
Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, Mini glue dots, Dimensionals, Punch, Scallop scissors (Provo craft)

I hope you like it.
I have more creations for you!! Stay tuned.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 12

Dance... till you drop.

Hello my friends and Happy Wednesday! I have a cute card for you today. I love ballerinas, don't you? So, this time I decided to use my "Free" Set from smARTworks and give it a good use. I stamped the ballerina on Whisper White CS using Real Red Ink. I sponged the borders with Dark Pink and then stitched. For the sentiment I used only the bottom part of it, stamped and sponged as well. The yummy PP is from PaperTrey Ink. For my card I used the sketch from Heather Scott at Oz-somestamps .

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Whisper White.
Paper: Pink Patterns (PTI)
Free by smARTworks.
Ink: Real Red, Dark Pink.
Embellishments: Red Rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts)
Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, sponges

I hope you like it.
Have a great and blessed day.

Tuesday, August 11

Happy Birthday!

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day!! Today, I am in a Birthday mood, LOL. My niece Megan is turning 6 this Friday and I can't believe, she already lost a tooth and looks really cute. So, just thinking about her birthday and having DD talking about her Birthday Party all the time (just in case you wonder, her Birthday is in March, LOL).
So for this card I tried to be Clean & Simple. In fact I used the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping. I put a piece of Crushed Curry CS into the Cuttlebug machine using Swiss Dots Folder. I sponged the border with Orange Ink (Color Box), then I stamped the balloons in a debossed piece of White CS, then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.I attached apiece of double sided tape on back and added the thin pieces of White Ribbon. After that I attached 3D-foam on the back and adhered to the card.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White, Crushed Curry.
Birthday Time by smARTworks.
Ink: Stazon Black, Mellow Moss, Orange (Color Box) for sponging.
Embellishments: White Ribbon (Offray), Green Ribbon (Offray), Stickles (Diamond, Waterfall and Gold)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Mini glue dots, 3D-foam (EK-Success), Prismacolor Pencils, Sponge.

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

Monday, August 10

Birthday Tag.

Hello my friends and Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was kind of busy, pulling a lot of weeds, mowing and a lot of yard work. Temperatures are getting comfortable to work outside (85F) and have some fun time with DD outside. We just found out she is very allergic to tumbleweeds, (Oh My!! We live in tumbleweed land, seriously!) so my work pretty much is to keep my surroundings clear of tumbleweeds (hard work) so DD can run around without being concerned if she touches one she can get a bad reaction.
Anyway, life must go on and we are planning some fun stuff before school starts and we all are very excited about it.

Today I have a cute Birthday Tag I made a couple of weeks ago, but the funny part is when I was ready to take the picture I couldn't find it anywhere!! I looked and looked everywhere, so I finally gave up. Few days ago I was looking for some of stamps and I found i, LOL. It was hiding under some Rub-Ons, now I have not idea how this tag ended up under the Rub-Ons, LOL.
Anyway, I cut the tag using a Cricut Machine, I sponged the borders with Canary and Orange Ink (Color Box) I added a piece of Patterned paper (Just Dreamy Collection). I stamped the cute image "Birthday Time Set (smARTworks)" two times, I colored only the cat in one and the hat and balloon on the other one. then I cut them out and positioned them onto the main image. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Prismacolor Colorless Blender.
I cut the sentiment using the Cricut Machine. I stitched some White Ribbon and added some Green Rhinestones on top. Finally I added a lot of Gold Stickles.

Tag Recipe:
Card Stock: Kraft, White.
Paper: Just Creamy Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Birthday Time (smARTworks)
Ink: Basic Brown, Certainly Celery, Orange & Canary (Color Box)
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Green Rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts), Gold Stickles (Ranger)
Accessories: Sewing machine, white thread, Cricut Machine, George & Basic Shapes Cartridge, SU Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils,PC Colorless Blender.

I hope you like it.
Your comments make my day, so leave me one if you have a minute.
Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, August 9

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my sweet niece Mia's Birthday!! She is turning Big 5!! She is the most adorable and sweet girl, I haven't seen her in almost 2 years, I can't believe how fast time flies! Becca and Mia had a little chat this afternoon, everyone was inviting each other enjoy her pool and have fun, LOL, it was very sweet to see them talking.
Happy Birthday Sweet Mia and Many many blessings to you!!

Today also, I want to show you a quick card I made yesterday, this is for Cuttlebug Challenges.This week the challenge was to create a card using Digital Images.(Dig. Images provided by them) Lately, I've been using a lot of Digital Images, they are fun to work with!! Of course I used my Cuttlebug machine, using my 2 favorite folders: Textile and Swiss Dots. I sponged and distressed the borders, added some ribbon and some Glitter on the image.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Blush Blossom, White.
Stamps:Digital Images by MlamarreDesigns
Ink: Plum and Dark Pink (sponging)
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon (Offray), Diamond Stickles (Rangers)
Accessories: Cuttlebug machine, Textile & Swiss Dots (embossing folders), Sewing machine, pink thread, sponges, Mini glue dots.

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

Psalm 118:5

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday. I have a very pink card for you today. I started my card with a piece of Vellum CS (PTI), I stamped the roses (from Dance Set), heat embossed and masked again and again. After that I cut out the top part around the roses. Then I stamped the sentiment in Real Red Ink, sponged the borders and also distressed it. I attached some Ribbon around and VOILA!! I attached a piece of White CS inside, I also sponged the borders :)
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White, White Vellum (PTI)
Dance & Psalm 118:5 (smARTworks)
Ink: Dark Pink, Real Red.
Embellishments: Red Ribbon, Pink Rhinestones (kaiser Crafts)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Pointy Scissors, Sponges.

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

Saturday, August 8

For You

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying your day. I have another Rose card for you, actually this card was inpired by the card I showed you yesterday. I thought the colors were so pretty together that I decided to make another card using the same colors, but different sketch :) For my card I used a sketch from 2S4U, I love Kazan & Laura sketches and they are the sweetest girls on blog town.

I used SU Doodle This set for my BG. The rose is from Gina K. Designs "A year of flowers". I colored the rose with Prismacolor Pencils, I started with Cream (PC914), then I blended it with PC Blender Pencils, then I added Light Peach (PC927), then I blended with Peach (PC939), finally I added some Rose Pink (PC929). I colored 2 roses, 1 for my base, the other was cut out a little bit smaller and positioned on top to give it more dimension. Lately I've been not using OMS because caused me a lot of headaches, so I decided to use the PC blender pencils instead, no headaches, but sometimes my fingers hurt, maybe I put too much pressure.

Card Recipe :
Card Stock: Whisper White, Black, Blush Blossom.
Stamps: Doodle This (SU), A year of flowers (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Stazon Black, Pink (craft for sponging)
Embellishments: Cream Satin Ribbon ( Offray), Clear Rhinestones (kaiser Crafts), Diamond Stickles.
Accessories: Sewing machine, SU Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, stamp-a-ma-jig, Prismacolor Pencils, Prismacolor Blender Pencils.

I hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great and blessed day.