Sunday, December 26, 2010

JUST because......

Hello peeps! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas celebration. This is such a happy today for me as I get to share a very special card I made for this week’s challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. A couple of days ago, I got an e-mail from Rachel Hope   telling me that the card I entered for the challenge that week made the top five. She also told me that I have been invited to be this week guest sweetie designer. Believe me, I wasn’t expecting this!  You have no idea how much I love to create because it brings me so much happiness…and along the way, I hope to inspire someone the same way I have been inspired by others.  I am so excited to show you what I have created for them ~ so, here it is!

The inspiration piece....

I had so much fun creating this... For the focal point, I used this gorgeous peony image from Just Inklined digital stamps. I colored the peony with my favorite coloring medium ~ my prismacolor pencils. Love the designer papers, they are just scraps I had in my stash from other projects.

The little details.....

This card has all sorts of embellishements, stiching, and tons of glitter. Well… I kind of incorporated some of the elements I saw on the inspiration piece. See those gold leaves… those are part of a little set of a decorative buttons I got from Joann’s ages ago….   back then, I was not even thinking about designing cards! Anyway, hope you like this little project as much as I do.

On another note.... Here is my first blog award!!!

Another sweet surprise I got the other day is this awesome award I received from my blogging friend Jennifer Hagfeldt. She is the sweetest person ever….and she is so talented! I love her cards and scrapbook layouts. So, thank you so much my friend! Now I need to share three things I love the most and these are….

1. I love to cook and entertain.

2. I love to go to the movies… especially with my children.

3. I love jazz.

Last but not least, I am so happy to pass it on to such amazing friends and artists! 

Alright girls, I think that's all for today! Thank you so much for visiting... have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby It Is Cold Outside!!!

….no, I mean it… It is freezing right now!  For me today is the official day to welcome winter.  I am not particular crazy about winter as I have said before my favorite season is fall and it is gone! On the other hand, my children are so happy to see the first signs of what is going to be a long … long winter season. This morning, they were so thrilled to see the first snowflakes following down magically from the sky.  Anyway, this is my card for the new challenge over at The Pink Elephant blog.  Here it is… hope you like it!

I am using a patterned paper I had from last year. I think that the designs on it really complements the image I picked from Lori’s Designs digi stamps. The image’s name is Puddle Jumper ~ Winter Dana. As usual, I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I really want to color the same image with my copic too… hope that will happen pretty soon! The paper are from October Afternoon. 

The close ups!

Have I told you how much I love my cuttlebug machine?  Love the fact that I can use my embossing folders and add texture to my projects especially this cute card. I used the snowflakes embossing folder on one section of the tan matting.  And any excuse is good to use tons of glitter ~ right! That’s exactly what I did here! After punching the icicle border with my EK success border punch, I added tons of glitter on it after I applied a light coat of clear stickles glue ~ I really love the effect!  Then I added a piece of satin ribbon and of course my newest addition the baby blue twine. I also added a gem of the penguin’s bow and some liquid appliqué on the scarf. I think that this pretty much covers the whole process of making this sweet card. 

I am also entering this card to the following challenges: cupcakes creations challenge # 89, DDCC # 92, and JUGS # 63

Sorry for the long post... I feel a little bit chatty today!

Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you left in my blog. You have no idea how much I love to hear from you!

Take care and enjoy life to the fullest!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Hello everyone! I am so glad you are here today because I have a fun card to share with all of you today. The Pink Elephant blog is hosting a really fun challenge this week. All you need to do is to design a card using these fabulous colors: red, blue, and green.  Here is my take for this challenge!

This week we have such a fabulous sponsor ~ Tiffany Doodles digital stamps.  This is such a cute image and I had a lot of fun coloring it. This one is called “Let them eat cake!”  Don’t you just want to eat it? It looks so yummy!

I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. After I colored the cake, I added little dots on it with my liquid appliqué. Then, I sprinkled some light green glitter on the tiny dots.  Oh, did you see the little cherry on top? That is just a small red peal ~ it was white, but I colored it with one of my red copic markers.  Oh, yes! The papers are from October Afternoon.  

Okay girls, my time is up! Hope you can play along with us this week at The Pink Elephant blog. Here is the link so you can stop by and see all the beautiful creations by the rest of the design team!
Thanks for stopping by… Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Greetings!

Good morning everyone!  Just popping in to share a special card I made for all of you ~ my sweet blogging friends and followers.  As we all know, this week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  

ETA: This card made the top five at  Cupcake Inspirations  challenge blog.

This time, I wanted to try something new by making a vintage card. I have been saving this vintage image for a while and now I had the chance to use it. To decorate the card, I used a lot of my favorite embellishments!!  You all know how much I love lace, gems, glitter, and lots of layers on my cards. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
7 Kids College Fund ~ Give Thanks
 Cupcake Inspirations ~ challenge # 86
 Paper Pretties ~ Thank You

Thanks again girls for visiting! Have a wonderful and a happy Thanksgiving celebration …tons of blessings for each of you and your love ones!!! 

Have a terrific day everyone!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Itty Bitty Betty Ice Skating!

Good morning peeps! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I am back with another card; this one is for the newest challenge over at The Pink Elephant blog.  All you need to do is to create a card using the sketch below.  Here is what I came up with ~ enjoy!

Here are another challenges I am joining in with this card:

The image I’m using on my card is from Pink Cat Studio.  I had so much fun coloring this cute image with my colored pencils. To enhance the focal point, I created a little frame using my spellbinder dies. This card has a lot of layers and all my favorite embellishments on it.

Here is a closer look!

Thanks for visiting again and for leaving such lovely comments...!!!
Have a splendid day everyone! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Change a Life - Teach a Child!!!

Good morning sweet friends!  I am so happy to be back at my blog and share with all of you the card I made for our new challenge over at The Pink Elephant blog.  This week’s challenge is to create a card using the following colors: red, yellow, and blue.  Here is what I made, I hope you like it!

Today’s card uses the beautiful image from Claudia and Company ~ Puddle Jumpers School Time Landon. This sweet and fun image was designed by our super talented friend Lori Boyd.  As usual, I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

The patterned papers I used on it are from the back to school collection by October Afternoon.  To finish my card I added a button, tied a piece of twine, and sprinkled a little bit of glitter on the sentiment matting.

Okay girls, I think that’s all for me today!  Now it is your turn to create a card and join in the challenge.  
Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to write your sweet comments, I truly appreciate your kind words!
Hope your day is full of beautiful surprises for you today…!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dulce Brujita!!

ETA: There is a fun challenge go on at the Integrity Design Team Challenge blog. I just entered this card, and wanted to let you know so you can play along too.

Good morning peeps and welcome back to my blog!  I have a card to share today with all of you.  It is such a pleasure to introduce the newest digi stamp from Dulces Ideas Deseños.  “La brujita” (the little witch) image is so adorable and so much fun to color.   So, here is the card I made, hope you like it!

I created the little spiders by using a black pearl and a sharpie marker to draw their little legs. I also stamped the spider web on the upper-left corner of the card. Hope you can see all the sparkle around the image, it looks like magic powder ~ at least that's what my little girl would say!

Anyway, I hope you like this sweet and fun image as much as I do. Please be sure to visit Dulces Ideas Diseños to see what the rest of the DT has created for this release. 

Okay girls my time is up… my little one is calling me because it is reading time!!

 Thanks for visiting again… have a sweet day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Little Princess!

Happy Monday everyone! It is such a beautiful day today. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities…see that’s why I love fall. Hope you are enjoying your day too!!! Anyway, it is time for another challenge over at The Pink Elephant blog.  This week, I got to play with one of the new images from Claudia and Company. I am happy to introduce Princess Chloe ~ isn’t she the cutest?  I just adore her because it reminds me the little princess I have at home. By the way, this week we have a theme challenge and that is Childhood.

  So, here is what I made with this super cute image!

I colored Princess Chloe with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I used shades of blues and reds to color her little dress. It is not pink as it seems!  I added glitter on the dress for a little sparkle. I got that idea from a little princess dress that my daughter has in her closet.   Inspiration is everywhere, even in your children closets.

Okay girls, I think that’s all for now.  I need to go back to my daily activities... cleaning, pinking up little messes and so on...  I will catch you later! 

 If you are looking for my inspiration, please be sure to stop by The Pink Elephant blog to see the beautiful creations by the rest of the DT.

 Thanks for looking and for taking the time to write me your sweet comments!
Have a splendid day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Love bubbles!!!

Good morning everyone! Hope you are having a great day. It is time to show you my new card and to introduce the new digital stamps from Dulces Ideas Diseños.  It is called Bebe Elefante- Baby Elephant.

Oh, how I love to make baby’s cards. I think that is because I love pastels colors, they are so soft and delicate.  So, it was easy to select papers for this project and not to mention the embellishments.  As you can see, I used tons of glitter and several pearls on it.

Here are more pics from different angles so you can see some of the little details on my card.

As usual, I colored the image with my colored pencils and gamsol.  I added some stitches and liquid appliqué to create the bubbles.

 I love the little paper doily! You can find these at Michael’s.  I have been saving them for a while and finally decided to use them on this card.

Please stop by Dulces Ideas Diseños blog to see what the rest of the DT has created using this adorable image.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hugs and Kisses!!!

Hi! It’s me again, Silvia! As I promised on Friday, here is the card I was telling you about it that day. I made this one for this week challenge over at The Pink Elephant blog. This week, we have such a fun challenge for you ~ it is a recipe challenge!!!  So, here is what you need to incorporate on your card: color aqua, designer paper, and embellishment of your choice.  Here is my card!

Today’s card uses one of the images from this week sponsor Heather Ellis, it is called Pure Innocence. Is it the sweetest image ever? I just love it! As usual, I colored the image with my colored pencils. DP are from October Afternoon. I find myself using these papers a lot; I guess I just love them so much! Chances are you might see them again on another project… hee,hee!!

This little image represent love, kindness, the human desire to love and  be loved... it also reminds me my children. They always make sure I have my daily dose of love, hugs, and kisses ~ that’s why I picked that sentiment. 
Now is time to visit The Pink Elephant blog to check out what the rest of the DT has created for this week challenge.

Okay girls I have to go now! Thank you so much for visiting again and for all the lovely comments you left on my blog.  I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. You are my biggest inspiration of all!!!!!

Have a lovely day!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Welcome, little one!!

Yeah, it is Friday!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day. I am super excited to share this new project with all of you today. This sweet and cute card is my first project as one of the new designers for Dulces Ideas diseños.   Paloma Gomez, the store’s owner, invited me to be part of her new design team a couple of weeks ago. I immediately said yes ~ since I really adore her images!  So, I would like to express my gratitude to her for such an amazing opportunity.  Thanks Paloma!

So, now onto the card! My card uses the super adorable digital image "Bebe Jirafa" ~ “Baby giraffe”. You can find it here! The image was colored with my prismacolor pencils. For those of you that want to know, the papers are from October Afternoon.

Here are more views to see a few details on the card ~ enjoy!

If you are planning on making a baby’s card, this image will be the perfect fit for that! Please be sure to stop by Paloma’s store to see all her amazing digital stamps. I have another project to share but that will be until Monday.  So, stay tuned!

Thanks for looking!  Have a lovely day!!