31 December 2016

Seasons Giving Blog Hop


Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great start of the year 2017!  I have to say 2016 has been a great crafty year, I did what I love and put 100% in every single project, I always appreciate your comments, emails, likes on my FB page and the love you have always showed me.
As a thank you for your visits and comments and love throughout  the year I have a giveaway, and I hope you like it!
Remember, every blog listed below has something amazing to giveaway to you, so don't forget to stop in every single one and leave some love.


I will keep this giveaway open until January 6th and I will announce the winner on January 7th, please leave your email address so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner. Since shipping is quite expensive this giveaway is open to US residents only.

My giveaway includes stamps, dies, embellishments, cardstock, tape and I will add more, you won't be disappointed.

Also I would love if you can follow me on Instagram, my name is @giovana_handmade

Here, I picked few of my favorites projects of 2016!!



Blog Hop List 


Giovana Smith (You are here)
Heidi Ramsey Blankenship
Ceal Pritchett

Have a prosperous and amazing 2017!
Blessings to all.



15 December 2016

What I love most about my coffee

Hello friends!! How are you all doing? Hope the Christmas spirit is all around you and your family. I have a new project for you, showcasing products from 3 of my favorite companies!

So, let's get started

  • For this project I used a leftover colored piece that I used for this card, just a small piece, I didn't think it will work for anything, but it did {wink, wink}
  • I added super thin 1/32" Silver Metallic Tape from Rainbow Tape.
  • I stamped the coffee sentiment from Latina Crafter on a piece of vellum and in red Ink. 
  • To create the card base, I started with a piece of Ultra White Premium Cardstock, added a piece of snow acetate piece, then cut a piece of patterned paper and added to card base.
  • Finally, added the other panels and coffee mugs wood veneers.





Submitting this project to Winter Coffee Lovers  Blog Hop! 


Products used:
Coffee Stamp (will be in store soon)


 Have a fantastic and warm day!

05 December 2016

Peace and Joy

Hello friends! Hope you all are starting a great week, I think my computer is finally working the way it should be, hopefully I will start crafting again without any problems.

So, for today I have an easy card using products from the Traditional Christmas Collection by Crafter's Companion.

Here are the details:




And this is the card, love how this turned out.

Entering this card to:
Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!



25 November 2016

Just Truckin'

Hello friends!! Happy Friday!! Hope you all are having a great day after a fantastic Thanksgiving!  Me, I am just resting, no shopping or craziness for this old lady, LOL. I don't like big crowds so I prefer to sit and watch TV and relax, so this card is just perfect for a super chill day, don't you think?

This stamp set is a brand new release from the new Sheena Groovin' 60's Just Truckin' Set, I stamped the image on a piece of heavy Vellum paper in Jet Black StazOn Ink, I used my MISTI to apply several layers of ink, then just set it aside to dry completely. The card base is from Watercolor paper, measures 5" x 7", I used the also brand new Groovin' 60's Crazy Perspective Stencil and with the help of my eBrush and my Spectrum Noir Markers, here I used CT2, CG3, LG3, BP5. When the image is completely dried sew it to card front, then stamp the flowers from the same set on vellum in Neon Pigment Inks and add them to card.



Hope you like this new collection, you can check out the other stamps and stencils HERE

Have a fantastic day!

22 November 2016

One page, three cards

Hello everyone!! Hope you all are having a great day! The Spectrum Noir Colorista Line is now available and I know you all are going to love it! The Coloring book or Color Paper Packs are amazing, the paper has an amazing quality and the markers and pencils blend beautifully!

I have for you 3 cards I made using just 1 page (still have 1/4 of the page I need to use), I spent 1 night coloring with the new Colorista Markers, after that I cut the page in quarters and I created these beautiful set.
Here few details about each card:

Best Wishes Card: I started with a Kraft Cardstock card base, cut a panel from Yellow Pearl Shimmering Cardstock and add a smaller panel of Vellum Paper. Then, die-cut the piece of paper using Louise Die-set, stamp sentiment on a piece of vellum, tie twine then adhere all the panels to card front. Finally, add sequins and a pearl.


Thank You card: Start with a Kraft Cardstock card base, cut a panel from Patterned Paper and adhere it to card front. Die-cut the colored piece with Circle dies, then create a circle frame from Yellow Pearl Shimmering Cardstock, adhere circle frame to die colored piece. Stamp Thank you on a piece of vellum, create a little banner and adhere them to card. Add circle panel to card with foam adhesive. Finally, add sequins.


Especially for you card: This was the easiest card of all 3, similar to the other 2, start with a Kraft cardstock for your card base. Cut a pnel from Yellow Pearl Shimmering cardstock, cut colored panel to fit the front card. Stamp sentiment on a piece of vellum and adhere it to card. Finally add sequins and red pearl.

Hope you like them!
Have a fantastic day!!



21 November 2016

New Colorista Line available + A week of Give Thanks!


Hi friends!! Happy Monday to you all! I have a super relaxed weekend, I attended a birthday party, I did laundry and watched movies on Netflix, yes, very relaxing weekend, I usually worked on projects, I did a bit of coloring, extra time you may think? Well, yes, my computer is still being repaired, I hope I can get it back this week, hopefully before Thanksgiving.

Anyway, I have great news for you!! Today the Spectrum Noir Colorista Line is available over at Crafter's Companion, markers, pencils, coloring books and new stamps!! I used this beautiful corner (available today) from Elements 2 Set.

Here are the details:




And Crafter's Companion wants to say Thank you!! and it's offering FREE gifts with every order!


Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!



16 November 2016

Groovin' 60's!

Hello friends!! I won't bother you with my computer problems, instead I want to show a super cool Crafter's Companion collection  from Sheena Douglass "Groovin' 60's"
All the stamp sets and stencils are amazing, super retro and super cool!!

OK, let me give you details about this project:


Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

15 November 2016

O Christmas Tree



Hello friends! Today I want to share a Christmas card with you, this card was super fun to make and easy as well.
For this card I used Metallic Tapes from Rainbow Tapes, I love them, they are so pretty, shiny and give the WOW factor to your project.
 So I used 
1/8"  Green and Red and 

I took pictures from a different angle so you can see the real colors! 

Here are the details about my card:
Card base is from Kraft Cardstock. A2 size, top folded.
Cream panel, size 3.75" x 5".
Added the metallic tapes to the middle area of the panel.
Stamp the trees in different colors, then stamp the star in Golden Delicata Ink (hard to see here)
Die-cut a snowflake and color it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.
Finally add clear rhinestones.

Stamps and dies by Concord & 9th
O Christmas Tree Stamp Set
Take a Bough Die


The stamps and dies are from Concord & 9th
Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!!


08 November 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello friends! How are you doing today? Hope your day is a great, I am so sorry for being MIA, I've been having computer problems for awhile, but in the last 2 weeks I was not able to do much, after few trips to Best Buy, the computer is working better, BUT I am still having issues, hopefully they will be easy to fix.
Anyway, I want to share with you a Christmas card I made using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle and ColourBlend Pencils! Love them very much, this card was super easy and fast to make.

Here are the details:

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!



28 October 2016

Love, peace, joy


Hello friends! How is your weekend going? I meant to write this earlier today, but the day went by way too fast, and here I am, it's almost 9:00 pm and typing and watching Charlie Brown, oh my, I am having so much fun!

Last night, I decided to craft to calm down the busyness of my day and it worked perfectly. I found this super cute sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and decided to give it a try, plus I had in mind the Watercolor Challenge from Where Creativity Meets C9 using my new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.


So, I decided to take pictures of the process, I hope you can find it helpful, so let's get started:


  • After the color piece is dried, die-cut the JOY word.



  • Finally, adhere JOY with foam adhesive and get it ready to send to a special one {wink, wink}

Hope you like it and get inspired!
Have a fantastic weekend!


26 October 2016

Merry Christmas


Hello friends! Happy Wednesday to you all. I've been thinking about Christmas a lot, creating few projects so I have enough cards to send out this year. I created this card, which is super simple, and I wish the picture could do more justice, it is prettier in real look. {wink, wink}, products used from Crafter's Companion

Here are the details.


Don't forget that Crafter's Companion has 25% on your orders until October 31st!!! Great time to get your markers, pens, stamps, cardstock and more!!!


Entering this project to:

Hope you like it!!
Have a fantastic day.