Sunday, February 28

Gina K Card Kit!

Hello my friends, here I go again. I want to show the cards I made with the Free Card Kit set I got with the Spring Florals set from Gina K. I see myself making a lot of cards with this set!!

So here are my cards: (All Materials Gina K. Designs)

ETA: Tonight at 10:00 pm (Central Time) the Card Kit Blog Hop will go live!!
For even more ideas with the Spring Florals stamp set, please check out these links:

There are many more projects that can be found in the StampTV gallery by clicking on this tag: springflorals

Enjoy all the samples tonight! If you haven't purchased this stamp set yet, please take note that the free Card Kit will be included with each purchase until March 18th. At that time, the next card kit stamp set will be released.

In a "Baby" Mood.

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day! I had all the intentions to make a post yesterday, but to be honest after I watched the news and heard about the earthquake in Chile I felt so sad and even sick. I called my family in Peru and Thank God they are fine, just scared.
Sorry if you came here and didn't find anything, but now that you are here, you are going to enjoy some pretty baby cards! I always enjoy creating Baby Cards, they are always so sweet and delicate. I created these cards with Rupa's newest set Oh Baby! (Gina K. Designs), and also joining GinaK. Illustrator's Blog Hop, creating a card using 2 of the newest Spring colors (CS, ribbon or buttons) and newest sets released.
I really love this set, 17 images and sentiments that can make you create the most beautiful baby cards!
So without any further ado, here are my cards:

It's a girl: For this card I used Innocent Pink CS and a Lemon Drop Button. This is the first time I created a Onesie Card. It was a fun card to make. The bib image was stamped in White PL CS and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with OMS. I added few tiny pearls and some Diamond Stickles. I also added pearls around and some stitches.

Inside the card:

Cute as a button: For this card I created a BG using the button stamp onto the Innocent Pink CS. I added a stripe and embossed it (Swiss Dots), sponged the borders and also added some stitches. I cut little squares using Square Nestabilities (White, Innocent Pink, Lemon Drop and Creme de Menthe). Last, I added 3 buttons (some embroidery floss attached {MFW Challenge}) from the Spring Button Collection.

Rocking Horse: For this card I started with White PL as a card base. I used the sketch form Card patterns. I added to my card base a piece of Ocean Mist, White. I added some Lemon Drop stripes and also embossed them (Swiss Dots) and sponged the borders, stitches were added. The image was stamped in White PL CS in Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with OMS. It was matted with Lemon Drop and Ocean Mist CS and stitches were added. As a embellishment I added a paper flower and in the center I added a Ocean Mist Button. As petals I added some scraps of MS Silk Ribbon. Also tiny pearls were added in the corner.

Inside the card:
It's a Boy! I really love this card. I started with Creme de Menthe for my card base. I added a smaller piece of White CS and Lemon drop CS (embossed with Swiss Dots) After that I added a piece of embossed Creme de Menthe, stitches added. The cute Teddy Bear was stamped in a piece of White CS using Chocolate Craft Ink and heat embossed. Then I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils, I colored and extra head and feet and added for more dimension. Creme de Menthe and ocean Mist button were added. I cut the cute Star Tag using my Cricut Machine and George Cartridge, the tag was attached to the ribbon with some embroidery floss (MFW Challenge)

WOW! I feel tired already, LOL. Hope you enjoy all my cards. If I skipped something and you need extra info, please let me know.

Have a great day!!

Friday, February 26

Crochet flowers

Hello my friends, this is my second post and maybe another coming later. First, I have to say "Thank you" for all the e-mails I have received about the crochet flowers I mentioned I was making. I didn't think that many people wanted to learn the "how to make" process.
I am posting the link here: Crochet Flower Tutorial, I have to say that I am not and never been a crochet person, and in order to make this I have watched the video many times, LOL, repeated several times the same stitch and start and redo the whole thing. Just be patient and you will see the results.

Here is a picture of the flowers I have made so far, some are single and some are double :) I am so proud of myself.

Hope you enjoy it and have fun!
Have a great day!

Welcome Little One

Hello my friends, I am so happy it is Friday! LOL, I don't have any exciting plans for the weekend, but I love weekends, maybe because I can sleep a little bit longer. Anyway, I was in the mood for a baby card, and I decided to use "Noah's Ark" by smARtworks. I love this stamp, it is a lot of fun to color. I used Prismacolor pencils to color it. The saying inside is from "Combo Sentiments".


I hope you like it.
Card recipe coming later.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 25

May He lead you..

Good morning my friends!! I hope you all are having a great day! Yesterday I had all the intentions to post a card, but I found a video on YouTube how to make crochet flowers, so I decided to give it a try, my first attempt was not the best, but I kept practicing and I finally did it!! So last night, I sat comfortly and I made few flowers, I am not the fastest on eart, but I am getting better and better, LOL. Maybe later I will post the flowers I made, soon they are going to be in my cards, woo hoo!

Any way, today I have an Inspirational card, this comes from one of the newest smARTworks set "Ministry Mix". This is a very CAS card. I just combine inks to create a nice a relax backgorund

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Soft Suede, White.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Adironndack Ginger, Memento Desert Sand.
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), White Satin Ribbon (Offray).
Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Sticky foam, daubers.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 23

Happy Birthday

Hello my friends, today I have a pretty card for you. I made this card for Stamp TV Inspiration Challenge " What's your Style?, also for Cuttlebug Challenge "Using Stitches" and for Moxie Fab World "Tuesday Trigger"

I cut 3/4 inch stripes of
Pure Luxury Card Stock "Lemon Drop". , then put it through the Cuttlebug, I used Textile Folder. After that I sponged the border with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I positioned the stripes and stitched them onto a piece of White Pure Luxury CS. Then stitched this piece onto a piece of Lemon Drop PL CS. I added some Prima flowers an in the center I put some paper flowers I made!!! They are super easy to make!! Finally I added some Pearls.
I stamped the sentiment in White PL CS, I used Memento Rich Cocoa, sponged the borders .
The stamp set is "Inside & Out" by Gina K. Designs.

Side view:

Paper Flowers I made:

Inside saying:
Hope you like it. Your comments are appreciated.
Have a great day!!

Sunday, February 21

For you

I have a cute card to share with you today before we head to church. I made this card a couple of weeks ago when I attended a Stampin' Up Party.

All materials used SU.

Hope you like it and have a wonderful Sunday!
God bless you.

Saturday, February 20

Find the wonder

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great day!! We are planning something fun for today and DD is so excited that she can't wait!
For today I have a CAS or KISS card (I love both names). I used Wonder Set by smARTworks. I stamped the image in Crushed Curry (SU) and Sweet Plum (Memento) Ink. The sentiment was stamped in Stazon Black. Then I embossed it with Rectangle Nestabilities, sponged the borders with Plum Craft Ink (Color Box) and added some Gold and Purple Rhinestones (KaiserCrafts) in the center of each flower. As a final touch I added some Sheer Stripe White Ribbon.
I am submitting this card for PPA Challenge: KISS and for the fun challenge over at Kim Hughes blog, she asked to make a card inspired by something on the Paper Craft Connection Blog, well, I saw these colors in the blog: White, Purple and Yellow!!

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 18

Hope is Faith Blog Hop

Feelings of Hope
Gina challenged the CenterStage Spotlight team to make a card with the new Hope is Faith stamp set using the photo above for inspiration. Check out Gina's blog for all the details on this special stamp set.

Then, stop by these designer's participating in the hop tonight:

Giovana Smith ---> You are here

It is time for another Center Stage Spotlight Blog Hop, this time is Gina's new set "Hope is Faith". I got my new set today!! and I started stamping just after I finished school with DD. So my cards are a Quick & Easy, but I have lots of ideas for this set.

For my first card I was inspired by the colors of the inspiration picture. I used the new Pure Luxury Spring Colors Card Stock!! Oh my, they are yummy colors!! I color the butterfly with Pearlscent Watercolor Paint, very shimmery look. I used my daughter's sketch for this card.

For my second card I stamped the butterfly using Memento Rich Cocoa and I colored it with Distress Inks : Tea Dye & Broken Linen. The paper is from MME, ribbon from Offray and Tiny Pearls from KaiserCrafts.

For my last card I used Pure Luxury White, Chocolate and Kraft!! The butterfly was stamped in Cranberry Craft Ink (Adirondack) and cut out.

I am so happy I managed to make 3 cards! This is a great set!!
Hope you enjoy my cards and the hop too!!
Have a great night.

CAS Birthday Card.

Hello my friends, tonight I have a CAS card for you. The color combo comes from SPCC:Green Galore, Only Orange & Summer Sun. Very summery colors!! I was also inspired by a KISS (keep it Simple, Sweetie) Challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.

So, here is my card:

Card recipe:
Card Stock: White, Green Galore, Only Orange, Summer Sun.
Stamps: Hip to be Square (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tangerine, Certainly Celery.
Embellishments: SU Ribbon (retired), Flower Rhinestones (Hero Arts).
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Medium Glue dots.

Hope you like it.

PS: Don't forget about my daughter's sketch challenge. She told me it's going to be difficult to choose a winner, she likes all the cards so far, that makes me giggle :)

Wednesday, February 17

A Butterfly card and a Sketch Challenge for you.

Hello my friends, I hope you all are having a great day! I have a cute butterfly that my daughter has created for all of you and also she has created her first sketch challenge and she hopes you can play along. She is giving a little gift away too!! You can not believe how excited she is.

So here is her card and the sketch:

Her little prize for a lucky winner, some fiber and felt flowers.

I haven't had time yet to create a card with DD's sketch, I will posted it later. If you play along with us, please post your creation in the comment section and if you could spread the word, that would be awesome too!!

Have a great day!!

PS: Thanks for your sweet comments and for playing along!! The deadline is Saturaday 8:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Tuesday, February 16

It's a Boy

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great Tuesday! I have a baby card for you today. I played the sketch from Pals Paper Arts.
For my card I used paper from My Mind's Eye and painted the chipboard stars with Gold Acrylic paint.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Monday, February 15

Thinking of you

Hello my friends, it's time for another smARTworks DT Challenge. This time Susan sent us "Swimmin' set" to create a project. The idea for my card was bubbles and this is the best I could make my project. I think the paper was perfect for this card, which is very simple.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, White.
Paper: Miss Elizabeth ($ store)
Stamps: Swimmin'
Ink: Stazon Black, Broken China (Ranger), Ginger.
Embellishments: Dew drops.
Accessories: Sewing machine, White thread, SU Markers, sponges, Corner punch.

Now, would you like to win this set? Head over to Susan's blog, answer the question posted there and you can be eligible to win this set!! How cool is that!

I hope you like my card.
Have a great day/night.

Saturday, February 13

Thank you

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday. I hope you all are having a great day as I am! Today, we went out for breakfast in Naches, DH told me it was really good, and yes!! It was really good. They bake lots of goodies and the food is delicious. We left so full we have skipped lunch. Just in case you are in this are, the restaurant's name is "Sticky fingers"
Now, onto my card. I have a double challenge card. I played the CPS Sketch and the Color Combo comes from SPCC: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Bermuda bay. I don't have any Bermuda Bay, so I used Turquoise Rhinestones instead.
The images I used for this card are from a SU set (retired) Vases in Vogue. I stamped the images in White CS, then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and added a bit of SU Markers. The sentiment was stamped in White Craft Ink.

Card recipe:
Card Stock: White, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede.
Stamps: Vases in Vogue (SU retired)
Ink: Stazon Black, White craft.
Embellishments: Turquoise Rhinestones (Kaisercrafts), Clear Stickles (Rangers), White Satin Ribbon (Offray)
Accessories: Sewing machine, White thread, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sticky Foam, Prismacolor Pencils, SU Markers.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Friday, February 12

Lotus Flower and a Box!

Hello my friends! I have an Origami project (by 2!!) for you today. Nicole from Capture the Moment has a nice challenge for all of us stampers! To create an origami project, I have made Origami boxes before, so I searched the web and I found this really cool video Origami Lotus Flower. I tried this flower with Patterned Paper, but it didn't turn out well, so I used Tissue Paper! and it worked out perfect. (Sad to say I have Origami paper, but I couldn't find it anywhere, LOL.)
So, here are the projects I made:

Origami Lotus Flower:

Origami Box with Flower:
Hope you like it.
Have a great night.

PS: Thanks so much for all your well wishes, I have to say I am feeling much better!! Praise the Lord.