Friday, October 1

Thumb up! NOT!! and some exciting news :)

Hello my friends! I hope your week has been great and getting ready ready for your weekend and WCMD tomorrow!!
Well, let me you, my week has been crazy, I think I never had a week like this one and I am glad that is over. My back still sore, but much better than last week and last Wednesday my family was getting ready to go to church for our pot luck and I was helping DD to get in the car and I forgot to move my hand before closing the door and my right thumb got on the way and it hurt like really bad! That day I cried like a baby, I honestly thought my poor thumb was broken, my husband was very scared. I have to thank God my thumb just got bruised and swallowed, but not broken.

Anyways, the good news are I can type and create (very slow) and I am happy for that.
Now, the great news are I am a "Guest Designer" for Melanie Muenchinger!!! She sent me an invitation few months ago and of course I said yes!! Few weeks ago she contacted me again to let me know she will be sending me her new set "Buds & Vases" so I can start creating something to show on the release party (It was yesterday), BUT I got the set yesterday and my thumb was still really sore, so I was sooooo sad I couldn't create anything in time (the mail was another problem!!)

Anyway, I just made 2 "Clean & Simple" cards with her new set!! and I hope you like them!

"Congrats Card"

  • Make card from cardstock.
  • Stamp images twice, color them and cut them out. Second image cut out only the roses and buds.
  • Stamp sentiment at the bottom of the front card.
  • Adhere image to card with foam tape. Add second image with foam tape. Add Diamond Stickles.
  • Corner-punch bottom corners.
  • Ink all edges. Adhere 3 gold rhinestones and ribbon on bouquet.
  • Final size: 4.25" square  card.
Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (GKD)
  • Stamps: Buds & Vases (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Brilliance Galaxy Gold (Tsukineko), Copic Markers.
  • Embellishments: Pink Satin Ribbon (Offray), Gold Rhinestones (Recollections), Diamond Stickles (Ranger).
  • Accessories: Corner punch (SU), Foam tape, sponges.

"Thinking of you card"

  • Make card from cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of Lemon Drop cardstock (4" x 5.25"). Randomly stamp leaves all around in Galaxy Gold Ink.
  • Create a circle frame using Circle Nestabilities.
  • Stamp and color images twice, cut them out and position them on the left bottom side. Adhere little gold rhinestone in the center of the flowers.
  • Stamp sentiment in Cosmic Copper ink.
  • Tie ribbon around Lemon drop piece. Adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Add little drops of Waterfall stickles inside.
  • Final size card: 4.25" x 5.5"
Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Lemon Drop (GKD)
  • Stamps: Buds & Vases (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Brilliance Galaxy Gold and Cosmic Copper (Tsukineko), Copic Markers.
  • Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (GKD), Gold Rhinestones (Recollections), Waterfall Stickles (Ranger).
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), foam tape, glue dots.
* GKD = Gina K. Design Products (as well all the ones highlighted)

I am submitting theses cards to:
Wee memories: CAS and/or Tags.
Caardvarks: CAS cards.

Hope you like them!!
Have a great day!!


  1. Just lovely! both cards are gorgeous :) Congrats on your exciting news! Getting to play with new stamps is always a treat :) I'm so sorry to hear about your thumb-OUCH!!! That had to really hurt! Glad you were still able to join us at Wee Memories!

  2. Oh no your poor thumb! So sorry to read that but praise God that it wasn't broken! Loved the music on your blog! :> Great CAS card! So glad you played with us at Wee Memories!

  3. These are both so classy! I really like how you layer the images to get depth.

  4. Giovana, your design always so classy & beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Wee Memories! xx

  5. So sorry about your thumb, but yay for guest designing! Your cards are gorgeous and i can't for all the inspiration!

  6. What beautiful cards! I love the florals on both, and the dimension you have given them is fabulous. Such a great way to add detail. Thanks for sharing and happy WCMD.

  7. First, glad your back is feeling better, hate to hear about your thumb! Glad it wasn't any worse.
    Congrats on being Guest Designer! Both of your cards are just gorgeous!!!

  8. I am sorry about your thumb, but just so thrilled about your guest designer news! congrats! :)