30 March 2016

No sentiment flower card

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday to you all! Today I have a special card with no sentiment at all. I think I add a sentiment in 99.9% of my cards, outside most of the time and sometimes inside, but this time I decided to leave it sentiment free {wink, wink}

Here are the directions:
  • Start with a 6" x  6" card base from White Cardstock.
  • Cut a 4.5" x  4.5" piece from Pink Pearl Shimmering cardstock.
  • Cut a 4" x  4" of polka dot and strip lace ribbon like paper from Floral Delight Patterned Paper. Add them to pink pearl panel and add zig-zag stitches.
  • Adhere panel to card base.
  • Die-cut  and emboss flowers from Pretty Petals Die collection in Watercolor paper, then color them with Spectrum Sparkle Markers: Rose Quartz, Solar red, Emerald Green, Crystal Clear. Adhere them to card base
  • Add swirl pearls.



Entering this card to:

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!


29 March 2016

Ken Oliver Crafts Creative Team Challenge

Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a fantastic day!! Today I have a very special post, the Ken Oliver Crafts Creative Team was challenged to create a floral project, but not a card, tag or journal. I have to confess I got a bit scared at first, since I am a cardmaker and most of my projects are just cards, anyway, then I decided to draw a sunflower. This pretty sunflower is from a couple of years ago, it was the first time I planted sunflowers seeds and I got few of them, they were lovely and very pretty.
This is the picture used as an inspiration for my project, please be nice, I don't draw at all, but sometimes I get curious and try to explore a bit [wink, wink]


Here are a couple of close-up pictures. I used Color Bursts and Liquid Metals to color the image.


This is the 12" x 12" piece.

Products used:

12"x 12" Mixed Media Art Board

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!


25 March 2016

Bonsoir

Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great Friday. I want to share a card I made few days ago using this cute image from Provence Set, I have to confess that I know very little French so I Googled "Bonsoir" meaning and found this:

bon·soir. interjection. The definition of bonsoir is a French word that means good evening, or can be used to say hello or goodbye in the evening time. An example of bonsoir is how someone would greet another when walking into a Paris restaurant for dinner.

This card is super simple, size of it is 6" x 6", the image was colored with the new Spectrum AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils, I highly recommend to get the, they blend beautifully and the colors are very vibrant. Added an embossed background, I think this embossing folder was perfect for this image, finally the sentiment was stamped on a piece of Black Pearl Shimmering cardstock in Versamark Watermark ink and added white embossing powder.. Ribbon and paper flower was added to embellish the card.



Crafter's Companion Products used:


Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!!

24 March 2016

I am happy with you

Hello friends, Happy Thursday! It's almost Friday and I hope you all are having a great week so far.
Today, I want to share a CAS card I made using Latina Crafter Stamps, for this project I used the super cute Flogger, the stamp image is from Flogger Relax and Presentando a nuestro bebé (from this set I used the clouds)

Here are the details:
Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!

21 March 2016

A couple of cards, few days later.

Hello friends!! Happy Monday to you all! Hope you all are starting a fantastic today I want to share a couple of weeks I meant to share last week, but I have been so busy I just couldn't.

First card is the one I made for St. Patrick's Day, this set is Crafter's Companion called "Lucky You", this image is adorable, I really love all the Bebunni Collection from Crafter's Collection. I colored the image with Spectrum Aqua Markers.


And the second card is the one I made for my daughter's birthday, she celebrated her 12th birthday last March 18th, goodness gracious, she is becoming a gracious and beautiful young lady, now she believes I have an accent, but she likes it {wink, wink}
For this card I used Color Burst (Ultramarine Blue, Sepia and Alizarin Crimson  for the background and to color the cupcake.
I used the Eat Cake & Celebrate set  and coordinated dies from Concord & 9th



Hope you like them.
Have a fantastic day!


16 March 2016

New Edgeable Dies and HSN!!

Hello friends! Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion is back to the HSN and she will be showcasing new products!! You don't want to miss them.
Here is a project I made just last night before going to bed, just because I really like this edgeable die and this was super quick and easy to make!



Products used:
Edgeable Floral Dance.
Flowers are from Sara David Signature Collection Floral Delight : Pretty Petals.
Flowers colors with Spectrum Noir Sparkle:Pink, Solar Red and Crystal Clear.

And here is the HSN schedule!!


Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

15 March 2016

Forever friends

Hello friends! Hope you all are having a fantastic day! Today I want to share a card I created for Latina Crafter March challenge, and I hope you can join us too.



We have a sketch + twist, you can follow either or both, you don't need to use Latina Crafter products, but if you have them we would love to see them in action.

For this card I used the set "Amiga", the papers are from Stampin Up, love this one, very pretty!


Entering this project to:


Hope you like it!
Have a fantasic day!!



10 March 2016

Blog Hop con los sellos Esther Cagigal



Hola amigas/os!! El día de hoy tenemos un blog hop inspiracional con los sellos de Esther Cagigal!! El Equipo de Diseño ha preparado unos proyectos fantásticos, ideas y más ideas usando las chicas de Esther!

Y todo blog hop trae sorpresas, en esta ocasión tenemos un SUPER SALE!!! Todos los sellos de Esther están con 50% de descuento!!
Para hacer efectivo el descuento, coloquen el código ESTHER50 en su orden.

Aquí les dejo mi proyecto, la etapa escolar aún sigue aquí en USa, pero los meses pasan tan rápido que segurito en un abrir y cerrar de ojos llegamos al final y a las graduaciones, con eso en mente, cree ésta tarjeta, aquí usé el sello Graduada, la imagen la estampé en watercolor cardstock y la coloree con marcadores Spectrum Aqua, el sentiment lo estampé en Versamark Watermark ink y le agregué polvos para embossing, unas perlitas y la tarjeta quedó lista.



Aquí les deo unos links con proyectos hechos con los sellos de Esther: AQUI, AQUI, AQUI, AQUI, AQUI, AQUI para darles más ideas e inspiración.

Lista de participantes:

Pao 

Gracias por acompañarnos en este blog hop, hecho con mucha inspiración y cariño para todos ustedes.

Aquí les dejo el link directo con todos los 

Un abrazo grande.

09 March 2016

Lucky tags!

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday to you all! Today, I want to share a couple of tags I made for the Crafter's Companion Blog. You can see the picture tutorial HERE


Submitting these tags to:


Your comments are always appreciated.

Hope you like them.
Have a fantastic day!


08 March 2016

CRAFTER'S COMPANION, DOWNTON ABBEY & HSN!


Hello friends!! Happy Tuesday to you all. A couple of days ago Downton Abbey, one of my favorites shows ever, came to an end, I think we are all sad about that, I think I am not the only one starting the show over,  DVDs to the rescue, happy weekends watching my favorite show {wink, wink}

Well there is some good news!  Crafter's Companion will be on HSN next week on March 16th with the Official Downton Abbey Luxury Cardmaking Kit.  It is a beautiful high quality kit with hundreds of pieces included to make over 50 cards!  Every single piece is inspired by the show and you can only get it from HSN.  This is the real deal folks!!  Check out the card I made with this lovely kit.  


More projects coming soon as well as more projects with this fantastic kit.

Hope you like it
Have a fantastic day.


07 March 2016

Lucky + Tutorial.

Hello friends!! Happy Monday to you all. Last week I got a box full with new goodies from Ken Oliver Crafts, felt like Christmas in March, hehehe. So I decided to use my new crafty goodies to make this super fun St. Patrick's Day card.
  • Start die-cutting 9 small square piece from Water Media Paper. Then, add a little drop of Yellow Gold Liquid Metals and then spread the Liquid Metal on the center of the square with a paint brush.


    • Die-cut the gold piece with a scallop die, add it behind the Verdi Gris piece, add a white strip of Water media paper and adhere them to card panel.

    • Stamp the clover leaves and Lucky sentiment in Kelly Green Click It Ink Pad.

    • Add a kraft piece of cardstock behind the panel and add stitches. Add all the squares little panels with foam adhesive.

    • Embellish your card with a ribbon and twine bow and drops.

    And this is the card. I think it turned out super cute!! This is a 5"x7" Water Media Greeting Card.

    Remember, you can find Ken Oliver Crafts products in small retailers near you!

    Submitting this card to:
  • Fusion Card Challenge: Lucky Days. I used the sketch  as an inspiration.
  • Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Challenge #5: I used Gold + Green + Inspiration Picture
  • The Card Concept: Shamrocks, Patterns and Greens
Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

05 March 2016

Ken Oliver Crafts & Impression Obsession Blog Hop



You should have just come from the very talented artist and also my very good friend Dina

We have some beautiful projects to share AND PRIZES to give away!


This is the card I created for this hop, here are the details:

  • Tap a little bit of Ultramarine Blue Color Burst on a piece of watercolor cardstock, spray water as much or as little as you want, I wanted a soft ground so I sprayed a good amount of water. 
  • Tap a bit of Terra Verte Color Burst  on the bottom area of your watercolor panel, spray water and let it dry. I wanted this side a bit darker, so I didn't add much water.
  • On another piece of watercolor repeat the process with both colors. At this point I used the edges of the Ultramarine Blue side, love the little dot and splashes and used it to die-the clouds. 
  • I used the green area to die-cut Grass Border, this one was a lot lighter than the main panel to create a contrast.
  • I used Alizarin Crimson Color Burst for the heart balloons.
  • I stamped the image from Balloon Bouquet and Bunches of Love sentiment on the watercolor panel in Lamp Black Ink, then I stamped it on another piece and cut out the girls and heart balloons.
  • I added all the pieces to a 6"x 6" card base. The watercolor panel is 5.5" x 5.5".



The hop will run for 2 days (3/4/16 - 3/5/16) with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs each day at 8am EST. Visit the fabulous designers from both team’s blogs and leave a comment (please only one comment per person/ per blog) for a chance to win! Winners will randomly be chosen and announced on Monday March 7th.

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 


Ken Oliver Crafts will be giving away a set of Color Burst and
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificates to two lucky winners!
Making the prize package a retail value of $60 a day!!!



Comment entries will be open until 9pm EST on Sunday March 6th and all winners will be announced Monday March 7th on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs.

Good luck!

Blog Hop List:

Yvonne Blair 
Dina Kowal

Hope you like it!
Have fun hopping!

01 March 2016

You are beautiful


Hello friends! Happy Tuesday and welcome March!! Looks like this year is moving a lot faster than any other, maybe it's me, LOL.
I, finally had the chance to play with my new goodies from Concord & 9th, this stamp set is wonderful and open to many possibilities, plus the die set is amazing!!

So, here are the details:


Submitting this project to:
Hope you like.
Have a fantastic day!!