Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!  I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Tons of blessings to each of you!!

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! ~ Charles Dickens

Les deseo una Feliz Navidad! Que reciban un mar de bendiciones en esta fecha tan especial.

Feliz, feliz Navidad, la que hace que nos acordemos de las ilusiones de nuestra infancia, le recuerde al abuelo las alegrías de su juventud, y le transporte al viajero a su chimenea y a su dulce hogar!  ~ Charles Dickens

Hugs / abrazos,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Snow Scene

 Featuring Santa And Rudulf The Red Nosed Reindeer!

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am so happy I'm able to share the card I made on Wednesday. I have been very busy lately with all the Christmas preparations that I am rushing a little bit to post my entry for the TPE blog. It has been a crazy week and I am glad is Sunday. Now I can focus on my family and enjoy ourselves. Christmas is around the corner and the children are so excited about it. Besides my card, I am sharing a picture of my daughter playing violin during her concert. She looked so beautiful on her black dress. It was a beautiful night and I felt so proud of her!

Now onto the card:
I created this card using two different images, I bought them separately two years ago. Ever since, I wanted to create something special with them.  I don’t believe they were made by the same company. The idea was to create a Winter Snow Scene. I hope I achieved that!

I was organizing my stamps the other day and saw these two images. Then I thought that if I stamp them together they would make a perfect scene for a card. So, I didn’t hesitate to make one and share it with all of you. I stamped tiny snowflakes as the background for the images. Santa and the reindeer were colored with pencils and blended with gamsol.

These two images look so perfect together. Don’t you think? I seriously love them! I colored the ground with copics and then added glitter.

Here is my daughter playing violin.

Oh! Before I leave, I have a picture of the elves the children got the other day. I couldn’t resist posting it.

Okay girls, thanks for visiting my blog today! Happy stamping and don’t forget to leave your comments. I have more projects to share, so stay tuned!

Gracias por visitar mi blog y escribir tus lindos comentarios. Que la pases bien!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yummy ~ Chocolates!!!

Hi girls! I am popping in to show a cute basket I made this morning. My friend Karina was kind enough to send me the instructions to make it. I was on a blogging tour the other day when I spotted this cute basket on her blog. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make some for my little girl’s classmates. Trust me, these baskets look  adorable!  Best of all, they are sooooo easy to make.

What I love about this project is that you can fill it in with candies, cookies, chocolates.. or you can place a Christmas ornament as well.

In this case, I placed several  Hershey’s chocolates inside a treat bag . Then, I tied a red organza ribbon around it. I stamped “Happy Holidays” on white card stock and attached it to the bag too.


Here is close- up shot to show you the details on the basket’s handle.

You will notice that I used a different patterned paper on the handle. I added glitter to the candies image to make them pop!

It really makes me happy to make this type of projects for my little girl. In return, I get a lot of hugs and kisses…

Off to get some more projects done! Thanks for coming back and taking the time to let me know you were here. I truly enjoy reading your comments!!

Gracias por tu visita y que tengas un bonito dia!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tic-Tac- Joy!

Second Post:

Hello again! I came back to add the second post. My little angels are sleeping now and it is so quiet around here right now. It has been a long and a busy day for us today! The children and I went to my favorite scrapbook store and had the chance to make some crafts projects together. They made beautiful and sparkling snowflakes, glittered ornaments, and tags for their treat bags. We really had a great time together!

The card I have for you girls was inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. When I saw this picture, I couldn’t resist creating this card.

I used the idea of a Tic-Tac- Toe layout to create this card. Well, the word “JOY” fits perfectly for this because it has three letters in it. I used my new nestabilities dies to cut the little squares. Each square has a different pattern, image, and letter. I clear embossed the Ornate Swirls and the ornament images. I just stamped the tree and the poinsettia flower with white ink on  the red cardstock .

In this photo, you can see the stocking’s sparkle and texture like fur. I stamped the letters individually and heat embossed them. I stitched the red paper to the off white cardstock.

As a final touch, I added clear gems to the tree and the poinsettia. I am glad the word “JOY” is the main focal point and the sentiment at the same time. Hope you like my card!

I have to go now! Thanks for all the sweet comments; I really appreciate every single one!

Good night and sweet dreams to you all!

Gracias por tus lindos comentarios y por tu visita a mi blog.  Que tengas dulces sueños...!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Best Friends ~ Lottie and Gussie!

First Post:

Hello girls and welcome back to my blog! I tried to add this post yesterday, but I am still having problems with my small lighting box. On top of that, it was raining all day long yesterday and I couldn't take any pictue of my card. So, I waited until today to take good pictures to add them to my post. Remember the phrase, “a picture says more than a thousand words”. Well here you have it!

I created this card for the Pink Elephant new challenge. The image is from Bella stamps and it is one of my favorite ones. Lottie and Gussie were colored with colored pencils and gamsol. I added a little bit of ink around the image to resemble the sky. I couldn’t resist adding glitter to their wings. I do that to almost every project...LOL!

I used my Fiskars scallop edge punch. This one has the scallop and a little hole in it; I wasn’t really convinced of the way it looked after I punched the edge. So, I decided to cover the little holes with stickles and a touch of glitter to fix the problem of seeing the pink cardstock through the little holes.

When I finished the card, I noticed that I didn’t have a sentiment that could go with this image. I looked for a fine permanent marker and wrote the sentiment myself.

A have another card to show you, don't forget to come back again.
I am off to get ready the kids for bed, enjoy the weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

Gracias por visitarme hoy, espero que estes disfrutando tu fin de semana!

Monday, November 30, 2009

No Stamp For The Focal Point ~ No Problem!

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a sweet and a happy Thanksgiving celebration. Here is the card I mentioned the other day.  I would like to show you  how I used an image from a patterned paper as the focal point for my card.

I cut out the little Christmas tree from the patterned paper. As you can see, I cut around it very carefully because I wanted to leave a white border around the image for extra dimension. I used clear stickles (glue glitter) to make the little trees pop. They look so beautiful and shinny! I used adhesive  foams dots  to mount the little trees on the cardstock.

I stamped the “Merry Christmas” sentiment right on to the same piece of white cardstock. Then, I tied a red organza ribbon between the trees and the sentiment.

Here are the two cards I made using the same patterned paper.  This technique helps you to achieve different looks. The possibilities are endless!!

On another note: Look what I got this past weekend. Yes, It's  finally here ~ my cricut expression machine! I remember like it was yesterday when I saw this machine at Michael five years ago. My little girl asked me to buy one for her that day ~she was four years old!  I wanted to buy one back then, but for some reason decided not to. Anyway, I am very excited about it!

Okay girls that’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week.
Gracias por visitarme hoy, Que tengan un feliz dia!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

HO, HO, HO!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I wanted to show you a card I made the other day. Yes, another Christmas card! I am still in the Christmas mode. . Probably I will be making more of these cards as the holiday celebration is approaching so fast, and I still need a few more cards to mail out to my friends and family. I don’t mean to stress you out but have you realized that Christmas is around the corner? Well let's just take one celebration at the time and think about all the blessings we have in our life. I am very blessed to have a wonderful and supportive husband, and two beautiful children that fill my life with so much love. I am very thankful for you for taking the time to visit my blog and share your thoughts with me. I really enjoy creating and sharing with all of you! That’s way I couldn’t wait to show this card.

I finally inked up my Santa Claus image and colored it with prismacolor pencils. To add texture, I used liquid appliqué on his hat, mittens, and clothes.  I thought about adding it to his beard, but I decided to use glitter instead. I hope you can see all that on the close up picture!

I did some sewing on this card too. Have you notice that I have been doing that lately? ~ Well, I have been trying to incorporate this trend on my cards. I had to write the sentiment myself because the one I have was too big for this card. Oh! I stamped the sentiment on a mini tag and then attached it to my card with a button near the image.

I have another card to show but not today. You need to come back again!

*All I can say is that I made a card using the same patterned paper, but I use it in a different way for a whole new look.

Have a nice day and a blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous day. I will keep this post short since I have a sick child at home.  Anyways, here is my card. I hope you like it as much as I do.

This beautiful image is from Stamping Bella Paula sent it to me a couple of weeks ago. I colored the image with  prismas and OMS. I need to say that  I am very lucky to have Paula helping me to polish my coloring. The image and the coloring instructions are from a class she tought in her town.  I can't claim the coloring color choices, Paula did it as part of the intructions for her class.

I think that the pink ribbon and the green button add a really nice touch to the card. Gosh! I love the color combination on this card. Don't you? ~ It is one of my favorites!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Before I leave, I would like to thank all of you for your sweet comments. I really appreciate each of them!

Muchas gracias por visitarme hoy! Gracias por tus maravillosos comentarios...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Give Thanks.

Hello girls! I have another card to show you. I created this card for the new challenge “Be Thankful”- theme at The Pink Elephant and the Moxie Fab Tuesday trigger. It is all about Thanksgiving and fabulous colors such as brown, moss green, orange, and a sweet sentiment that says “Thank you”.

Here is my card:

The pumpkin was colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS. The sentiment is computer generated to fit the tiny tag die cut. This cute tag die is from the cuttlebug, I bought it a couple weeks ago and finally had the chance to use it for this card. To recreate the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Luminarias like the inspiration from the Moxie Fab, I used different shades of orange to color the image.

To finish off my card, I used my EK success punch and added some glitter to the pumpkin’s stars to make them sparkle a little bit. I attached the little tag with twine. I had so much fun making this card, I hope you like it!

I have to go and get some rest.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great day!

I Love Christmas!!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to share my first Christmas card with all of you!! You have no idea how much I love Christmas. It has been one of my favorite’s holidays since my childhood. I love the family gatherings, the food, the music, and especially all the love you are able to give and receive during those special days.

This card is so beautiful and for some reason makes me happy when I see it. The whole inspiration for this card began with the beautiful patterned paper from Making Memories. I love the red polka dots on it!

This stamp is gorgeous, it is from Stampabilities. I stitched a strip of red cardstock to the polka dots paper ~ I am in love with my sewing machine again! I also added glitter to the ornament. What else can I say? This card is simple but sooo elegant. I’m very happy with the end result!

I used Kraft cardstock as the base for my card. I love the simplicity of Kraft cardstock because it doesn’t compete with the patterned paper. I am so glad I didn't have to stamp a sentiment, it is already included on the same stamp.

I hope this card makes you smile too! So glad you took the time to visit me today and thanks for all your sweet comments. I have more to show you, stay tuned!
Have a great day!

Gracias por sus lindos comentarios. No olvide que puede traducir mi página. Espero que regreso pronto! Pues tengo algo más que ensenarle.
Que tengan un lindo día!

Friday, November 6, 2009

For A Special Girl!

Hi girls! Hope you’re all having a beautiful day. I have a beautiful card to show you today. I made this one for The Pink Elephant color challenge. I really love Lori's color challenge for this week. The challenge is to create a card using the following colors: brown, yellow, neutral (I used white) and a color of choice. So, here is my interpretation for this challenge. Hope you like it!

The image was colored with my prisma pencils and gamsol. Before I go on talking about this card, I would like to thank Paula ~ my hero and mentor for helping me with this awesome coloring technique. Now onto the card! I used Lily Bittybloom image from Stamping Bella. This is such an adorable image and so perfect for a little girl’s card. That’s exactly what I made! The paper is from October Afternoon collection.

As you can see, I used white as my neutral color to make the image the focal point. I stamped the sentiment right onto the cardstock and added tiny white pearls to echo the neutral color. A touch of glitter was added to the stem. Hope you can see that! This card is so cute that melts my heart. Look! She is walking barefoot on the grass wearing a gorgeous dress, like the little girls during spring time. Her little face is so sweet and innocent! Yes, yes... I will admit it; I love this image because it remains me my little girl hunting eggs during Easter celebration.

That’s all from me today, Have a great Friday!
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