Thursday, December 31

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2015

***Giveaway now is closed, winner has been announced***



Hello friends! We are closing 2015 and entering into a New Year, wishing and hoping is a much better for everyone. Today, I want to say "Thank You" to all of you, who have made this year a great one. Thanks for your sweet comments, for visiting me, for emailing me when you needed an extra detail or just to say Hello!! I replied as much as I could, and/or your email was available.

Thank you for he bottom of my heart for your friendship and support in this 2015.


I want to share with you a card I made recently using new stamps and Sparkle markers I got from Crafter's Companion, I know not everybody loves coffee, so I made this super cute card to celebrate tea {wink, wink} The new Sparkle markers are great, for this card I used Tea Time Treats  and a couple of my new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers: Cosmos and Moonlight to color the image. I die-cut a piece of gold cardstock using the super cute Cottage Lace Die.


Close-up to show how shimmer the markers are.
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And as my appreciation to you, I have all these crafty goodies for YOU!!
Child not included ;)
Yellow Little Bicycles Cardstock sticker borders.
Yellow Little Bicycles Lace Cut Cardstock  K&Company Adhesive chipboards. 
SEI Page elements.
MLS Mini Alphabet Stickers.
Fancy Pants Ephermera Pack.
Bazzill Paper Flowers.
BoBunny Ribbon.
Prima Ribbon.
Die'sire Uppercase Die Set.
KaiserCrafts Wooden Typewriter.
Inkadinkado Bold Damask Stamp Set.
MLS Sunday Market Stamp Set.
Imaginisce Sweet Love Stamp.
Studio G Penguin Stamp.
Jesus and Coffee Stamp.
Crafter's Companion Permanet Adhesive.
Cord.

I will add more, I am in the process of cleaning my craft room and I will be adding papers, ribbon and stamps!!
You have until Friday January 8th at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) to leave a comment. USA only (sorry International friends, shipping is quite expensive)

I will appreciate if you could follow me here on my blog and on Social Media!! The links are on my side bar!  Thanks a lot!!


This is the hop list, hope you enjoy the hop and Happy New Year 2016!!

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Tuesday, December 29

A year in review: July - December 2015

Hello again my friends!! I am back with my year in review July - December 2015!

July: Thank You

August: Surprise!

September: Thank You

October: Merry Christmas

November: Grateful

December: There's snow one like you

Well, this is a wrap up for 2015! I hope you have enjoyed my creations, got inspired as well. I will be back for a big giveaway in a couple of days and a lot of more craft inspiration in 2016!

Thanks again for your support!

Monday, December 28

A year in review 2015: January - June

Hello friends!! Today I want to share a little bit of my year in review with you! Since this month has been extremely busy for me ( and I bet for you too) I thought sharing some of my favorite projects would be fun!

Let's get started:

January: Love (with a tutorial) 







Wow, I had a  hard time picking my favorites!!
Come back tomorrow for the next 6 months of favorites.

Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, December 22

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello friends and welcome to day 22 of this fantastic Advent Calendar extravaganza! I am so happy to be part of this great event and one of the Guest Designers.



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!
So this is the project I created! A very easy card!! We all need easy cards, especially when your time is running out (like mine)
I used the Joy Die, cut it in Gold and Red Cane Shimmer Cardstock, then I glued them together leaving a tiny piece off to show the under color die-cut.
I added gold mist to a piece of cream cardstock, glued the die cut there and added a twine bow and 3 bells, the jingle jingle sound is lovely!!


It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! For today’s prize, we are offering up three $30 gift codes to our shop so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on one of them! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!
Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Monday, December 21

Holiday Coffee Lover Blog Hop Winner!!

Hello friends! Sorry for posting the winner a bit late, this time of the year gets a bit busy for everybody!

Anyway, the winner has chosen via random.org and it is......

Mandy LaCroix said...


That is SOOO pretty and I want that sentiment! :)

Thursday, December 17

There's snow one like you



Hello friends! Happy Thursday to you! We are starting our day with white flakes falling down, we are supposed to have a 2-day snow fun, oh my!! My kid is super excited about it this is the best occasion to show you this set of cards I made using this adorable image from Crafter's Companion, this set is called "Cool Christmas", I colored the image with the new Spectrum Sparkle Markers, they work great, just start with little ink, it will move around your image beautifully, adding the perfect shimmer in every space.
The little snowflake is from "Snowflake Trio".



Hope you like them!!
Have a fantastic day!

Monday, December 14

Set of Christmas cards #2

View of the card set

Hello friends!! Today I have a brand new set of Christmas cards!! I think choosing one design and mass producing it makes it a lot easier, especially at this time of the year when you don't have much time.

This time, I used products from Ken Oliver Crafts and I promise you, they are super easy to create!
I used one of the pages from Hometown Christmas, this page has 6 small images (2" x 3" each), so what I did is to cut all the 6 images, mat them all with black cardstock, die-cut a frame in gold, silver and red to really pop the image. After that I added shave ice to the bottom part of the images to give it a little bit of bling. Then I stamped the sentiment in Lamp Black Ink from Hometown Christmas Set.
As a final touch I added a piece of Stick It to the back of the patterned paper (the one with the musical sheet) and cut .5" strips and added them to the bottom of the card.
And that's it!






 I have to say I love how this set turn out! It was easy and fast to create!!

Hope you like them.
Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, December 11

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog hop!!

Hello friends! I am so excited to participate one more time in this super duper Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! I have not missed any of the Coffee Blog Hops, I feel very proud!!

Don't forget to link up your projects HERE over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, remember this hop has a lot of sponsors and prizes to give away!!

Today, I want to share the project a very Christmas coffee card! I think it will be great adding a gift card inside and another Christmas gift is done ;)
I used products from my 3 Design Teams, I wanted to put them together and I create something fun and I really love how this turned out!

Here are the details:

  • Create a card base from White Cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper, mist paper and add Color Burst, here I used: Alizarin Crimson, Merlot, Terra Verte and Sepia. Set aside to dry.
  • Die-cut and emboss the "Pretty Poinsettia" (x4) in Candy Red and Forest Green Shimmering Cardstock. then put together the flower.
  • Mat the watercolor background with a slightly bigger piece of Gold Cardstock, then add panel to card base.
  • Stamp sentiment "Coffee and Pretty Things" in Black Ken Oliver Crafts Ink a, then die-cut a circle, trim edges and add to card.
  • Add few sequins.


As a thank you for stopping by I will give away a Coffee set and Coffee Wood Veneers! (I will add picture soon), just leave me a comment and your name will be entered!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have fun hopping !

Thursday, December 10

Merry Christmas card set


Hello friends! Hope you are having a great Thursday!! I apologized for not posting tomorrow, I had Internet problems and then a really bad stomachache. But today, I have a set of Christmas cards. I decided this year I will mail Christmas cards, so I am making sets of thm, using the same design and the power of amazing tools, LOL to recreate them fast and faster!!

For this project I used the magic of  Color Burst!! Yes, Color Bursts are so much fun to play with, I added bit of  Ultramarine Blue Color Burst powder and added water, mixed it very well and with a paint brush and water went over the white embossed snowflakes (stamp retired from Sweet 'n Sassy), set aside to dry and voila!! The sentiment is also from Sweet ' Sassy, I used my brand new Turquoise Ink by Ken Oliver Crafts, this ink amazing! Full coverage on the first try!

To stamp the snowflakes and sentiment I used my MISTI, this tool makes your stamping a lot easier!


Got inspired by The Card Concept Challenge: Let it Snow

Also entering this project to the Simon Says Monday Challenge:Holly Jolly Stamping.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 8

Feliz cumpleaños, Diana


Hola amigas!! Hoy es un día muy especial, hoy estamos celebrando a nuestra querida Diana Maldonado, siiii! hoy es su cumpleaños!! El Equipo de Diseño, Alumni , Ilustradoras y nuestra invitada Amy nos hemos unido para preparar un blog hop cumpleañero súper especial! 

Diana es sin duda una de mis mejores amigas en el mundo escrapero, hemos compartido de todo un poco, siempre lo digo en las alegrías y las penas, en las risas y las lágrimas, y hoy quiero darle las gracias por todo, por tu manera de ser, por tu confianza, por tu cariño y por todo en general!!

Esta tarjeta la hice con mucho cariño, espero que te guste mucho. 

Para esta tarjeta usé el set "A Special Moment", sé que este set le gusta mucho a ella , la imagen la coloree con Spectrum Noir markers, costuritas y un lazo grande para adornar la tarjeta. El sentiment es del set "Las Mañanitas".

 La tarjeta fue decorada por dentro, aquí usé el set "La vida está llena de bendiciones".

Ahora aquí les dejo el recorrido de este super hop!

Latina Crafter


Mil gracias por acompañarnos en este día tan especial!
Un abrazo grande!

Monday, December 7

Feliz Navidad!


Hello friends! Sorry for being MIA, this month is super busy for all of us and I have not been the exception, but I am glad to report I have projects for everyday this week!! Hope you all can come back and enjoy them.

For today I have a mixed media card using Latina Crafter products, I had a lot of fun creating this and I hope you like it.

Here are the steps:
  • Start making a card base from White cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from Kraft cardstock, (3.75"x 5") using a little dot stencil add white embossing paste, set aside to dry, after that ink and distress all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Cut a panel from watercolor paper (3" x 4.25") apply Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathered Distress Inks over the panel, then mist water and Gold Mist, after is dried, add star using a Star Stencil and Gold Embossing Paste.
  • Stamp Feliz in Black ink.
  • Glue 4 nativity wood veneers  and 3 stars. Add silver thread behind the nativity wood veneer, add tress and sequins.
  • Die-cut "navidad" 4x using Stick it behind the dies to adhere them together. Add die to card panel.
  • Add panels to card base.


Latina Crafter products used:

Tuesday, December 1

Love, Hope, Faith

Hello friends! Today we are welcoming December, last month of the year and full of festivities and baking! ;) I love December for many reasons, love baking cooking, hehehe, love seeing my daughter happy playing in the snow (even though I am not a fan of cold weather), family time, Hallmark movies (yes, I love cheesy movies, hahaha), hot chocolate and pannetone!!

Anyways, before I get hungry, I want to share with you the new Latina Crafter Challenge. A sketch and twist, you can use both or just one of the, in this case I used the sketch for my card.



This is my card! I used this new set from the "Be a Blessing Collection" called "Trust in the Lord". Stamped the saying in StazOn Midi Midnight Blue and sponged the Ivory panel with Stormy Sky and Peacock Feather Distress Ink. The card base and panel used to add the patterned papers and saying are Kraft cardstock and the middle panel is Ivory. As for embellishments, I added seam binding ribbon, a paper flower and few dots.

Submitting this project to:

And before I go, I will share with you a picture I took last Thursday of Mount Rainier - White Pass (WA). The mountain was amazingly beautiful!!


Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Hello friends! Happy Thanksgiving to all my American people. I love Thanksgiving, it was the first holiday I celebrated since I arrived to the states, in my native country we don't celebrate it, so it makes it more special!!

Anyway, this year I decided to give cards to my closets friends and family, I always plan to do that, but it almost never happens. So, the other day I was getting ready to go to bed, and a wonderful idea came to my mind, I decided to turn around and go to the craft room and execute my idea and I am so glad I did!

This is a set set of 8, all of them very similar in design.

Here are the steps:
  • Create card bases from Kraft Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut panels from Gold cardstock 4" x 5.25".
  • Cut panels from watercolor paper 3.75" x 5", mix Ultramarine Blue Color Burst with water, spritz your watercolor paper with a brush  and then paint the wanted area. 
    • I added crystal salt to my all my painted piece, let them sit for 10 minutes and then removed them, I thought I would get a tiny spot, but I got like water marks, love it!!
  • To create the leaves. Mist a big piece of watercolor paper, add Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow and Pthalo Green Color Burst, let t dry, mist the paper with more water if you want to low the intense of the colors. Set aside to dry.
  • Die-cut all leaves .
  • Stamp sentiment and feather from Grateful set. Adhere leaves , twine ribbon and sequins.
  • Add panels to card base.

Hope you like them!
Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, November 25

Feliz Navidad


Hello friends! How are you doing today? Today, I am doing better (back problem again) and  am staying warm! We got snow on Monday night through Tuesday morning, it was fun, but boy, it was very cold!! The little ones had a lot of fun playing and running in the snow, my daughter loved her time after school playing there too!!

I took this picture from my front door, 2 seconds out, it was cold ;)

Now, let's talk about my project! I have to tell you this turned out a lot better than I expected. I had on my desk this cute set "Eres especial" (You are special), when I saw the little flower I thought that could look really cute on a wreath, so I did!! I took a piece of watercolor paper and 3 tones of green ink (I used Memento Ink), traced a circle and started stamping starting with the lightest of the green colors. Then I took Mustard Seed Distress Ink and added it to the panel, keeping the wreath area a lot lighter in color.
Then, I stamped the "Feliz Navidad" on a piece of white cardstock, then die-cut the banner and stamped the coordinated banner image, added ruby rhinestones and a silver twine bow.

This was an easy and fun card to create.
I am submitting this project to: