28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you my friends!! I am very thankful for all of you! Enjoy your family, meals and fellowship!
God bless you all!!


Sharing a card I made fro Latina Crafter, the sentiment says "Give Thanks"



Hugs!!
Giovana

26 November 2013

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today, I am joining my first Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop, this means that every last Tuesday of the month the Alumni team will bring you a fun blog hop, but that it's not all, you can win too just for hopping along!!

This time I created this elegant Christmas card, believe it or not, it didn't take too long to create and I am very happy with the results.

Here are the details:
  • Make your card base from Ivory Cardstock. Size 5"x7"
  • Cut a panel from red cardstock (6 3/8" x 4 3/8")
  • Cut a panel from Patterned Paper  (6.25" x 4.25"), mat pieces together and add stitches.
  • Stamp Vintage Floret frame on Patterned Paper in Versamark Watermak ink, add white embossing powder and heat set. Use Decorative Leafy Frame die and die-cut image.
  • Sponge all leaves with Forest Moss Distress Ink and frame edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  • Stamp Christmas Poinsettia on Patterned paper in Versamark ink, add gold embossing powder and heat set. Die-cut flowers with coordinated Sun Kissed Fleur Die. ( I die cut a couple of set to use the small and medium flowers)
  • Ink petal edges with Barn Door Distress ink, mount flowers and add red pearl.
  • Add stitched panel to card base. Stamp sentiment from Christmas song set in Jet Black Archival ink.
  • Add Vintage Floret frame to card base with dimensionals. Add poinsettias.



Don't forget to leave a comment in every blog for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Heartfelt Creations, you have until Friday, November 29th (Eastern Time). Winner will be announced on November 30th.

List of participants:
Have fun hopping!!

25 November 2013

Peace

Hello friends!! Happy Monday to you all. Today, I have another "Clean and Simple" card, I am enjoying creating CAS cards lately!! Although, I get stress out a bit because I always want to add more, LOL.

For this card I used Magical Deer image from Great Impressions Stamps.
I got inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch and CAS-ual Fridays "Create with 8" (I added 8 pearls)





Here are the details:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock.
  • Stamp image on a piece of white cardstock in Versamark Watermark ink, add clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Tumbled Glass), add image to card.
  • Die-cut snowflake from Gold cardstock and adhere it to card
  • Add a strip of gold cardstock to the front bottom.
  • Add pearls and sticker sentiment.

Hope you like it!!
Have a fantastic day!

24 November 2013

News, cards and a video!!

Hello friends! Hope you all are enjoying a great Sunday. I am staying home today, no church today for me, I got a nasty cold, hopefully I will be better tomorrow, well, I need to be better tomorrow, LOL, I started working again last Monday and I should not get sick this fast, right?

Anyways, I have a couple of announcements for you!

First, I have great news to share, starting in January 2014, I am going to be part of the Crafter Companions USA Inspiration Team!! I will be sharing projects here on my blog, as well as the Crafter Companions Blog and Facebook!! So, if you haven't liked their page yet, please do! It's a great page with lots of projects, inspirations and tutorials!
You can check out the announcement and meet the other ladies HERE.

Second, I want to share my very first video tutorial!! YAY! I was so nervous when I shot this video, I am learning all the techniques and how to edit a video, so for now, I hope you like this one. I think the  more I practice, the better they will be. I am planning on shooting more videos, well, after this cold is gone.

These are a couple of more cards you will see on this video.





Hope you enjoy this video and I will appreciate your comments.

Thanks so much!
Have a fantastic day!

20 November 2013

Pink Dahlia Purse

Hello friends!! Hope you are having a fantastic Wednesday. Today I want to show you another purse I made using the new inserts from Z Becky Brown, these are Ziva Solar White cardstock inserts, and they come in a variety of colors.
This purse is the brown, with a silver nickel and a latte smooth handle. I really like this one, super soft to your hands ;)

Here are the details:
  • I covered the white inserts with Patterned Paper, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress.
  • Stamp dahlias in Golden Glitz ink, after the ink dries, outline the petals with a Uniball white pen.
  • Adhere ribbon.
  • Die-cut the swirls and add them to all sides.
  • Decorate the handle.

  • Stamps: Blooming Dahlia (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Ink: Golden Glitz Delicata (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Paper: Ziva Solar White Cardstock inserts (Z Becky Brown),  Daphne Paper Collection (Heartfelt Creations), Neutral Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
  • Accessories:  Pink ribbon (May Arts), Uni Ball white pen, Scor-tape, Ornate gateway Die (Heartfelt Creations)

Hope you like it!!
Have a fantastic day!!

19 November 2013

Snowy Hello Mixed Media Canvas

Hello friends! Hope you are having a good day! Today I want to show you a mixed media project I made using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and dies, for this project I used Small and Large Snowflake dies, the sentiment is from Snowy Hello Set.

I tried the foil technique, I read about it the other day over at the Mixed Media Challenge forum at Splitcoaststampers, it's a very fun technique.

Here are few details:
  • Die-cut snowflakes from chipboard or glue together 2 pieces of thick cardstock.
  • Add snowflakes to canvas, cover them with Mod Podge, then add the aluminum foil, you can crumble it up or add it flat.
  • With the help of a stylus, go around the snowflakes to define the edges.
  • Add paints, any color you want, then wipe out paints from the areas you want. Let it dry.
  • I added gold, red and green metallic paints, removed most of the paints from the snowflakes, added microfine glitter to the snowflakes. Add pearls.
  • Die-cut a stitched label piece from chipboard, covered it with gesso and stemp the sentiment in Jet Black Archival.
  • Add to canvas with a hemp bow and white snowflakes.



Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

18 November 2013

Jingle all the way!

Hello friends! Happy Monday to all of you. Today I have a very "Clean and Simple" card for you using stamps from Great Impressions.

Images used:
Here are the details:
  • Make card base from White cardstock.
  • Adhere strips of Patterned Paper (Twelve Days of Christmas by Graphic 45) to left side of card front.
  • Stamp sentiment in Love Letter Ink
  • Stamp image on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color image with markers (Copics), die-cut, emboss and stencil image. Add Star Dust Stickles and add it to card front with dimensionals.



See, super easy!! No stitches at all! :)




I am submitting this card to:
Hope you like it!!
Have a fantastic day!

17 November 2013

Happy Birthday Jenny!!

Hello friends! Today, I have a very special post for a very special person, our one and only "Jenny". She is the "Great Impressions DT Coordinator and a fantastic person to work with!!

I created this sweet card for her, I hope she likes it! I used the "Seize the Sketch" sketch, but I always change things around ;)


For this card I used this cute image: Happy Birthday Paper Art, colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers, leftover papers I had on my desk, I covered the sentiment with Crystal Lacquer.



Have a fantastic day!
Hugs!

16 November 2013

You hit the mark

Hello friends! Happy Saturday to all of you. Today I have a super CAS card. Not my usual style, but I really love how this card turned out.

For my card I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and brand new stamp set "En el Blanco" just released by Latina Crafter. I thought this kind of card would be perfect after posting a lot of Thanksgiving and Christmas cards :)



Here are the details:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from White Cardstock (5" x 3.75"). Stamp sentiment in Jet Black Archival Ink. Add a strip of Washi Tape.
  • Die-cut a circle shape, stamp target image in Jet Black Archival. Stamp little center heart in Memento Lady Ink.
  • Die-cut an arrow from Journaling Sharped Dies, add it to card. (I die-cut a white piece, then colored it with Copic R29)
 The sentiment says: You hit the mark.
 

Hope you like it!
Have  a great day!

15 November 2013

Follow your dreams

Hello friends! Hope you are having a great Friday! Fridays are super busy for me, in a good way. I volunteer at my daughter's school and I love it, I make copies, file papers and organize homework for all the kids and my daughter loves when I am there.
Anyway, before I am leaving, I want to show you a canvas I made for eclectic Paperie, this project was posted on the eP blog last Monday.
If you are interested in all the details and materials I used, please check it out HERE




Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

14 November 2013

Sweet 'n Sassy November Release Blog Hop Day 6: Small & Large Snowflake Dies

Welcome to day 6 of our September feature Blog Hops!  
 
Today we're featuring the fabulous Small Snowflake Dies and Large Snowflake dies.


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  • Die set includes 5 dies
  • The dies range from approximately 1" x 2 1/4"
  • Die set - $14.25

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  • Die set includes 3 dies
  • The dies range from approximately 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Die set - $33.25
  • Get the bundle for just $42.75 ($47.50 value)

  • Here is the project I created:
    • Make card base from Kraft Cardstock. A2 size.
    • Cut  a panel from White Cardstock, stamp snowflakes in Memento Bahama Blue, cut a panel from Vellum and add it to stamp panel and add stitches. Add mash ribbon .
    • Die-cut snowflakes, add Clear rock candy Distress Glitter to blue snowflake, add it to card base.
    • Stamp sentiment in Jet Black Archival.


    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    13 November 2013

    Sweet 'n Sassy November Release Blog Hop Day 5: Spectacular Snowflakes & Snowflakes Dies

    Welcome to day 5 of our November feature Blog Hops!  
    Today we're featuring Korin's amazing new Spectacular Snowflakes stamp set and coordinating Snowflake Dies
     
     
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    • Stamp set includes 8 images
    • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
    • The snowflakes range from approximately 1" x 4 1/2"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Die set includes 8 dies
    • Stamp set - $26
    • Die set - $40.50
    • Get the bundle for just $60 ($66.50 value)
    This is the card I created, I wish you could see how glittery the snowflake is, the picture doesn't make any justice.

    Here are the details:
    • Make a card base from White Cardstock, A2 size.
    • Cut a panel from Patterned Paper (12 days of Christmas by Graphic 45) 3.5" x 4.75"
    • Cut a panel from White Cardstock (3.25" x 4.5"), mat this PP, add a strip of PP and White CS (for the sentiment and add stitches.
    • Stamp sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink.
    • I follow this tutorial for my glittery snowflakes, fir this I used Golden Glitz Ink.
    • I add the snowflakes with dimensionals to card panel and a rhinestone.



    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
     
    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).
     
    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.
     
    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    12 November 2013

    Sweet 'n Sassy November Release Blog Hop Day 4: Winter Girls

    Welcome to day 4 of our November feature Blog Hops!  
     
    Today we're featuring Korin's precious new Winter Girls stamp set
     
     
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  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 6 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 4"
  • The girl images measure approximately 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $11

  •  
    This is the card I created for you today, I used a lot of pink {wink, wink}, I thought girls will love pink.
    • Make card base from Pink Cardstock. A2 size.
    • Cut a panel from Kraft Cardstock (3.75" x 5")
    • Cut  panel from White Cardstock (3 5/8" x 4 7/8"), stamp snowflakes from Spectacular Snowflakes Stamp set in Angel Pink Memento Luxe Ink, add clear embossing powder and heat set. Mat this with Kraft piece.
    • Die cut a couple of Decorative Plaques in Kraft and white. Stamp image on White piece in Jet Black Archival and color it with Prismacolor Pencils. Cut Kraft piece in half and add it behind white piece. Add it to card base with Dimensionals.
    • Die-cut a couple of snowflakes from Small Snowflake dies in Pink and Aqua and add then to card base.
    • Stamp sentiment on White Cardstock in Golden Glitz Ink and cut sides as a banner.
    • Die-cut a piece of red felt using ric rac die
     


    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    11 November 2013

    Sweet 'n Sassy November Release Blog Hop Day 3: Tender Thoughts & Sympathy Innies

    Welcome to day 3 of our November feature Blog Hops! 

     Today we're featuring Korin's beautiful new Tender Thoughts stamp set, coordinating dies, and Sympathy Innies stamp set.
     
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    • Stamp set includes 7 images and 3 sentiments
    • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
    • The birch trees measure approximately 3 3/4" X 3 3/4" 
    • The deer measures approximately 1 3/4" x 2"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Stamp set - $15 
    • Die set-$25.75 
    • Get the bundle for just $36 a ($40.75 value)
    This is the card I made with this pretty set, super simple one. I started with a piece of Dark Gray cardstock to make my card base, then I die-cut the birch trees using the same dark gray CS, then stamped the trees in Wedding White Memento Luxe Ink and added clear embossing powder,heat set. Die-cut the deer and stamped the image in Coffee Archival Ink, I stamped the sentiment in White Dress ink and heat embossed it as well, added ribbon and tied a little know. The die-cut pieces were added to my card base with dimensionals.


     
     
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  • Stamp set includes 7 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The sentiments range approximately from 2" to 3" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15

  • This card was a pretty easy to make, really just few minutes. I started with a piece of Chocolate Cardstock for my card base. A piece of Ivory cardstock (5" x 3.75"), stamped the sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink, then I added some dots from Grunge Borders set in Golden Glitz Ink, added a wooden bird cage, ribbon, a little twine bow and a paper flower.




    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!