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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