Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring is finally here!

...I am enjoying every minute of it!!!!

Hello there! I spent six long days without Internet…painful I know…especially when you have a sweet card to share! Anyway, I’m soooo glad I am able to open a tiny door on my blog to share what’s inside today! So, come on in…..

Here is today’s card!

This is one of my favorite images from By Lori Designs, I just love it! I have wanted to create a shaped card and this little image was the perfect focal point for it. I created a background by stamping that tiny Easter egg image several times on the craft cardstock layer. It was time consuming, but I do love the end result!

Here are some of the materials and tools I used to create this card: Spellbinder die to create the card’s base, sewing machine, colored pencils, twine, buttons, patterned paper, and of course a touch of glitter.
Images: PTI and By Lori Designs.

I think that’s all for today! Thank you so much for your sweet comments, I truly appreciate them!
Have a fun and lovely day!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Copic markers...or colored pencils?

….that was my dilemma while I was trying to decide what coloring medium I wanted to use to color this super cute image. Well, I went with markers…yes, the super expensive markers!!! I must say that as much as love to color with pencils, I love the fact that I can color my images faster with markers than with my pencils.

Finding the right color combo is super easy; you just need to look at a copic marker color chart and you’ll find the matching colors! With pencils, I do some testing before I even attempt to color something just to make sure I have the right shades.

So, here is today’s card ~ hope you like it!

Don’t be afraid to try something new, get those markers out of the box and start coloring! Just have fun with them and enjoy creating!

Note: If you are considering buying copic markers, I will suggest you focus on one color combo only because you need have at least two or three markers in the same color family to be able to color an image.  For instance, I used BG11, BG13, and BG15 to color the image. Check your local arts and crafts stores to see if they carry copic markers and start using those coupons  ~ *wink*

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!

Friday, February 24, 2012

A card and a tip!

Good morning sweet friends!

It has been a while since my last post….I know! Well, I have been having lots of fun changing the appearance of my little blog. I finally got rid of the pink polka dots background and added a new banner and background…etc...that I believe reflects my personality! At the moment, I am super crazy about this light blue color! Don’t know if you have noticed that…I have used it on my cards lately too! I also decided to have only two columns on my blog…it took me a while to learn how to add a third one, but I think that my pictures will look better and there will be less distraction from the sides. I have made some little changes on my html as well…yes. …I have been brave enough to do that on my own! So, hope you like the new look!!!!

Hola queridas amigas! Gracias por visitar mi blog… les comentaba que en los últimos días le he hecho algunos cambios a mi blog y por eso motivo no había tenido la oportunidad de crear algo nuevo. Pero aquí le muestro mi mas reciente creación!

Here is a little card I created…

Tip: In case it happens to you….

While testing ink colors to stamp the letter background on the pink cardstock, I forgot to clean my stamp and contaminated my new blue ink pad with pink ink. For a moment, I was…what have I done!… sure at some point you have made the same mistake! Well, I was able to remove the pink ink with a clean make up sponge… I just rubbed it gently and the pink ink disapeared!

Un pequeño consejo si por error contaminas tu tinta!
Mientras buscaba el mejor color para imprimir las letras en el papel rosado olvide limpiar el sello y transferí tinta rosada en la almohadilla azul… Si eso te sucede, toma una esponjita de maquillaje nueva y remueve la tinta…funciona como borrador!

I was trying to keep this short… not today! Thanks for stopping by…see you next time!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The joy of creating...

Hello dear friends! …It feels great to be back… and to be able to share something that I have created just for me and my little one.  I am really enjoying the fact that I can just sit down and create whatever my heart desires. It has been a while since I felt this way…and trust me it brings me a lot of joy! The other day, I was just visiting the TSG blog and found a gorgeous inspirational photo, so I decided to create a card based on it. Here it is!

I created this little card for my little boy who just turned four yesterday!  He is the sweetest boy …we all adore him!

Below, you will find the materials used to create these cards. Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!

Have a lovely day!


Stamps: Bella, PTI, and Recollections

Papers: Cardstock, DP: Pinkpaislee and Imaginise.

Coloring: colored pencils and gamsol.

Other: buttons, glitter, Bella stamps.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Welcome Baby!

 Hello and happy Friday everyone! It's me again...and here is the little card I promissed to share the other day. I tried to keep it simple...hope I accomplished that!

The little image is from By Lori Designs. I colored it with my prismacolor pencils and of my favorite coloring techniques! The patterned paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. If you noticed, I created  my own background paper by stamping a little baby rattle on the solid light blue cardstock. Hope you can see it!

I also used buttons and a little bit of glitter.

Well, that's all for now!

Have a wonderful weekend...see ya!