Monday, June 30

Happily ever after

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you all. Summer is here and also wedding days!! Although I don't have any wedding celebration coming soon, I have a wedding card for you using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

This card is super simple, I started stamping the Delightfully Delicate Background on a piece of white cardstock in Versamark ink, then added white embossing powder and heat set. After that I sponged the piece with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks. Then I stamped the sentiment from Prim Blessings Set in Jet Archival Ink.
Die-cut a stitched label, stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, I used TN1, TN2, TN3, DR3, FS3, BT1, BT2.
Added the label to card with dimensionals. Finally, I added ribbon and pearls.

Remember, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has an "Anything Goes" Challenge, you can submit your projects HERE

Submitting this project:
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Friday, June 27

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June Release.

Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June 2014 Release.  We have a small release to share with you today…just two stamps and a die set, but what fabulous and versatile stamp sets they are.  The DT has been having a lot of fun with these sets as you will see as you hop along to each of their blogs.

It wouldn't be a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release without fun prizes and a challenge so here are the details!

~One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 4th!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: "Anything Goes!"  You have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 Gift Code, so invite your friends to play along!  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 4th. 
(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

 Now, on to the Release!
First up…What's Up and Arrow Dies

  • Stamp set includes 8 images and 14 Sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The segmented arrow measures approximately 1 7/8" x 3/4" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15
  • Die set includes 15 arrow dies
  • Coordinating die set price is $16.75

You'll love playing with these fun images and combining the 14 different sentiments to make your card say just the right thing!  The best part is the die set includes a die for each of the arrow images making it a snap to add an arrow to any card creation!

This is the card I created with this set. I started with a stencil and sponging around neon inks, I am not a neon person, but the effect was pretty cool!! Then I stamped the arrow around, added the sentiment in Coffee Archival and stamped the dotted arrow in Kraft cardstock and cut out. As a final touch I added a wood veneer arrow.


And next... Birthday Word Art

  • Stamp set includes 13 large sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The row of numbers measures approximately 4 1/8" x 5/8" 
  • Designed by Gloria Stengel
  • Stamp set price is $26

These 13 large sentiments are perfect for making birthday cards for friends and family alike!

This is the card I have for you using this set, to be honest the colors are not as bright as IRL. Pretty easy card, just stamped the sentiment and die-cut the balloon, added stitches and ribbon and voila!!

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge is "Anything Goes!"  Just add your card to the gallery using the linky tool below.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.  

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
  • You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
  • You'll have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to enter
  • We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  
  • If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
  • Please use code SNSJRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, July 4th to see if you've  won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Thursday, June 26

Gather the Rose of Love

Hello friends! Happy Thursday to you all! Today I want to show a card using Crafter Companion's stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils! I really love this image, I wanted to create a simple card and really pop the image.

Here are the details:

Submitting this project:
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 25

From me... to you

Hello friends!! Happy Wednesday to you all. Today I am sharing with you a cute card with a little bit of Mixed media.  All dies used are from Top Dog Dies.

Here are the details:

Submitting this project:

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 24

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop : Missing you

Hello friends!! Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop, today the DT Alumni is bringing you new projects for you to enjoy.
I have a very clean and elegant card for you, sentimental at the same time.I used World Map PreCut Set and the sentiment is from Classic Messages PreCut Set.  I colored Peru in red (my family lives there), missing them and hope to see them soon.

Here are the details:

  • Make card base from Light Blue Textured cardstock. 5"x 6".
  • Stamp background image on a piece of watercolor paper in VersaMark watermark ink, add white embossing powder and heat set.
  • Apply, starting from top, Tumbled Glass Distress, Broken China Distress, Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up) and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
  • Mat this piece with a slighter bigger piece of White cardstock.
  • Add panel to card base with foam adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment on white cardstock in Jet Black Archival ink.
  • Die-cut and emboss piece with Fancy Tags 2 Shapeabilities dies, add it to card front.
  • Color Peru in red, then add a wood veneer and add 3D Crystal Lacquer to the heart.
  • Color pearls with marker and add them to card.

Now it's your time to join us! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the participant blogs and win a $25 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations!! You have until Friday, June 27th at midnight (Eastern Time) to leave a comment.

This is the list of participants:

Giovana Smith--- You are here

Hope you like my project.
Have a great day!

Monday, June 23

Latina Crafter Tercer Aniversario Blog Hop!!!

Bienvenidas a nuestro BLOG HOP TERCER ANIVERSARIO!! es para nosotras una gran alegría y una gran emoción contar con su apoyo y patrocinio durante estos TRES años. GRACIAS desde lo más profundo de nuestro corazón.
En esta ocación las REGLAS serán un poco distintas, así que presten atención!!
Como puedes participar en el sorteo de una GIFT CARD de $50.00 de la tienda de Latina Crafter? ($75 si usas sellos Latina Crafter)

Sencillo, primero, como siempre deja un lindo mensajito en los blogs de TODAS las chicas participantes!! Luego, como las chicas del DT se han botado haciendo unos proyectos especiales para ustedes, además de dejar un mensajito en cada blog, debes crear un proyecto usando de inspiración cualquiera de los tutoriales presentados por nuestras fabulosas diseñadoras, súbelo a tu blog con el logo del Blog Hop y deja el enlace directo en el inlinkz!!! (si no tienes blog puedes subir enlace directo a tu foto en Facebook, recuerda tener un álbum público para poder ver tu proyecto)
Recuerda, deja tu comentario en cada blog, sube tu participación en el inlinkz y listo, ya estarás participando.
Además!!! EXTRA, EXTRA!! las chicas del DT estarán seleccionando el MEJOR proyecto y esta chica será Artista Invitada en Latina Crafter, que te parece? anda, sal corriendo, coge tus materiales y comienza a crear pues tienes hasta el 30 de junio para subir tu proyecto!!

Aqui les dejo el proyecto que les he preparado con mucho cariño! Un proyecto bastante sencillo. Usé el sellito de aniversario, pero ustedes pueden usar cualquier sellito. 

Aquí les dejo mi tutorial, espero que les guste y se animen a crear algo similar. Solo denle click en el link (How to create a clean and simple card)

Que tengan lindo dia!!

Thursday, June 19


Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a great day. I am planning yard and garden work, then I will relax, I may ending up like this cute ducky in a basket, LOL. I, honestly, have not done much this week, I have the it off from work and I have spent way too much time watching soccer. {I love soccer}

Ok, back to the project. This is a scene I created using the Popcorn the Bear - Father's Day set from Crafter's Companion USA. All the images are singles in this set, duck, grass, flowers, I think the result is pretty cute.

Here are the details:

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 18

Wishing you a lovely day

Hello friends! I hope you all are having a lovely day. I have been feeling a little bit under the weather, I don't know if I am getting a cold or is the crazy weather we are having, oh well, today is a new day and I hope it's a great one for all of you.

Today, I want to share with you a cute pocket card. This is perfect for albums too!! All the dies used are from Top Dog Dies.

Here are the details:

  • Die-cut the Album Pocket Die using Patterned Paper (October Afternoon), die-cut the tag from White Cardstock.
  • Adhere adhesive to pocket sides. Add a strip of Light blue textured cardstock and tie yellow satin ribbon around.
  • TAG: Mist Taxi and Espresso Green mists to tag, set aside to dry.
  • Die-cut Top Dog Dies Berry Branch in green, Pretty Petals in light blue and Decorative corner die in bright yellow cardstock.
  • Add a little bit of shadow to center flowers with a blue marker. Add pieces to tag.
  • Add pearl to flower.
  • Stamp sentiment in Jet Black Archival Ink from Sunshine & Flowers set.
  • Add Wink of Stella pen to flower petals and branch. (I wish the picture could show how shimmery they are)
Here are the pictures:

Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

PS: If you are a prayer person, please pray for the people in Nebraska, all those affected for the tornadoes. Also, yesterday a town close to me got on fire, so far more than 10,000 acres burned, nobody got affected, so far the fire is 15% containment.

Tuesday, June 17

Bridal Shower cards

Hello friends!! Hope you are having a fantastic day! I don't know if you like soccer, but I am a BIG FAN!! I love soccer since I remember, always watching it with my dad and brother, good memories, now the Brazil World Cup is here and I've been watching all the soccer games, crazy I know!

Anyway, talking about something else, I want to show you a couple of Bridal Cards I made, these were a special request and I love how they turned out.
I used a digital image from digistamps4joy, this one is called "To have and to hold". The images were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. The sentiments were computer generated.
All dies used are from Spellbinders.

For the Bride card.

Bridal Shower card.

Hope you like them.
Have a great day!

Monday, June 16


Hello friends! Happy Monday to you all! Today, I am sharing with you a card I created for Latina Crafter. Every month Latina Crafter has a sketch for you to play along, this month we have added a twist, you can use the picture as an inspiration.

This is the sketch + inspirations picture:

And this is my interpretation. I stamped the tipi from the Tribal set in Jet Black Archival ink, then die-cut, embossed and stenciled the image. Follow the sketch, added stitches, peridot and turquoise sequins and a couple of wood veneers arrows. Finally added a bow.

Submitting this project to:

Hope you like!
Have a great day! 

Thursday, June 12

For you Tag

Hello friends!! Hope you are having a great Thursday. I have a simple and easy tutorial for you. I used this beautiful image from Poppies and Daisies from Crafter's Companion.

I created this tag for Crafter's Companion June Challenge, this month the challenge is "Tag, Bags and Boxes"

You can enter your projects HERE

Here are the details:
  • Star choosing a tag, page or canvas, here I used a chipboard tag.
  • Apply a couple of layers of gesso, after it dries, apply a coat of white paint. Let it dry.
  • Super nice and crispy stamp ;)
  • Using a stencil and gold paint, apply it to side of tag.
  • Add some yellow spray mist.

Here is the tag, ready to be used, as a final touch I added a scrap piece of ribbon I had on my basket.
Submitting this project to:
Hope you like it!
Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 11

It's a girl thing!

Hello friends! Today I have a super girly card for you. I am not a perfume person, but my child loves them, LOL, it must be a 10 year old thing or as the sentiment says "It's a girl thing!"

For this card I used new dies I got from Top Dog Dies and actually they are on SALE!! I used the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday, well I used it as an inspiration.

Here are the details:

  • Make card base from Ivory cardstock. 5" square.
  • Cut a panel from textured pink cardstock. 4.5" square and adhere it to card.
  • Cut a panel from Patterned Paper (October Afternoon) 4.25" square.
  • Cut a panel from Ivory cardstock 3.75" square, stamp background image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mat this piece to patterned piece, add a stripe and add stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink.
  • Die-cut Top Dog Dies Berry Branch Die in light green cardstock. Add it to panel.
  • Die-cut Top Dog Dies Bottles #2 Die Set in same patterned paper and pink cardstock. Ink all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, for the bottle with emboss areas, apply a coat of Versamark ink, add clear embossing powder and heat set. Add pink die cut set to create a contrast.
  • Adhere one bottle direct to panel, add foam adhesive to the other and add it to card panel.
  • Tie a little bow to bottle with twine.
  • Add pearls to card.

These are the dies used in this project:

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day.