Friday, July 11, 2014

It's all about girls - FFFC #118

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all enjoying summer where ever you are. Here in Puerto Rico we are having a beautiful summer and it is also very warm, temperatures are in the high 90s and sometimes in the 100s!! We are so thankful for air conditioners!
Well my friends, it is Friday, and that means we have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is It's all about Girls and it is sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs. And talking about warm weather, take a look at this lovely Fresh Brewed Designs' image, her name is Betty and you can find her here. Isn't she a cutie? I can tell you, I had a lot of fun coloring her, because she invites you to add a lot of colors and I love colors!!! Let's take a look at my card. I hope you enjoy it.
Front view: 
View from both sides:

Closer look at Betty:
View from the top:
My cards ingredients are:
Image: Fresh Brewed Designs - Betty
Markers: Copics
Papers: My Mind's Eye Collectable Notable 6x6 pad
Charm, frame and ribbons are from my stash.

Now my friends, it is your turn and it's all about you girls! If you need some inspiration take, click here to a look at what the Fussy and Fancy DTs have created for you, you don't want to miss those gorgeous projects.  This new challenge will run until midnight on July 24th (GMT)

One last look at the card:
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons -- #97 Sunny yellow with ribbon
Crafty Girls - #22 Anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer fun
Delightful Challenges - Hot, hot, hot
Moving Along with the times - Girls just wanna have fun
Time Out - #9 Fun in the sun
Fan 'n' Funky - #223 Feels like summer
Inky Impressions - #167 Summer fun
Ruby's Rainbow - #83 Summer treats
Scrapper's Delight - #26 Anything goes with summertime
Whimsy Stamps - #72 Summertime
Hugs, Ivonne

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thanks for all the things you do and for just being you...

Good morning everyone! The weekend is finally here, I don't why, but weekends make me so happy...LOL! I want to share with you a few of the mini albums and cards I made for Mother's day.  Today, I am showing you a mini album I made for my mother. I used this Mo Manning image because it reminds me of her with two of her grand-grandchildren. I used a lot of green because it is her favorite color.  All the pages and pockets are filled with pictures of her two daughters, including me, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She loves pictures, so she just loved it, which made me soooo happy.  Take a look at the mini album, I hope you enjoy it.
View from both sides:

Closer look at the image:

For this card I used Mo Manning's Bedtime story image, which I colored with Copics. I also used Martha Stewart's Doily Lace punch, Magnolia Doohickey's Doily Flower, So Wrapped Swirly and Tilda Doily. The resin frame is from Prima Marketing and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #237 - Anything goes
Graph It - #26 - Anything goes with a marker
Stampin' for the weekend - Anything goes
DLART - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - #21 Anything goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything but a card
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes
Ink Impressions - #165 Anything goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything goes with a twist - Get Sentimental
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Hugs, Ivonne

Friday, June 13, 2014

Things with Wings - FFFC #116

Hello my fellow bloggers. I hope everyone is doing great. Today is time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges. This new challenge is hosted by the super mega talented Norma and it is sponsored by Marianne Designs. The theme for this fortnight is Things with Wings, this is an easy one ladies, we want to see butterflies, birds, fairies, name it, the possibilities are endless.  As always, the talented DTs have created some fabulous cards to inspire you, but before you go to take a peek, take a look at my card.
Front view:
View from both sides:

Closer look at the image:

View from the top:
My card ingredients are:
Image: Mo Manning Baby Fairy
Markers: Copics
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies: Marianne Designs Craftables Dies - Circle and Flower Stitch, Doohickey - Tilda Doily
Paper, Ribbon and Doily are from my stash

Now, it is your turn, you have until midnight on June 26th(GMT) to enter.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Bronte and Bella - #231 Summer Flowers
Crafting for all seasons - #79 Don't be square
Crafty Creations - #265 Tic Tac Toe (Flowers-Ribbon-Digital Image)
Whimsy Stamps - #72 Tic Tac Toe (Lace-Die Cut-Flowers)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Shaped Cards
Craft Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Bow
MarkerPop - #45 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dream - #6 Anything with wings
The Cupboard Trilogy - #23 Use Yellow
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Hugs, Ivonne

Monday, May 26, 2014

A Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day if you live in the U.S.! Today I present to you a tri-fold card I made for my youngest son's birthday. He turned sixteen years of age and I can't believe how fast time is flying! It's like yesterday he was a baby in my arms, and today he is a teenager that's too big for me to carry. My baby is becoming a man. Next week school will be over for this year and that means that he will be a junior coming August. Will someone please make time stop and let me enjoy his company for a couple of years before this happens!!! I know, this is not possible. But I can always dream, right? Well, enough of that. Here is the card that I made with lots of love for this joyous occasion.

Front view:
Open front view:
Different view:
Open back view:

This card was created using: 
DP and die cut embellishments: We R Memory Keepers "Hip Hip hooray!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Blessings Ink: Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: Lots of Layers
One Stitch At a Time: Challenge #214 "Anything Goes:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 260 - Happy Birthday
Hiding in My Craft Room: HIMCR #150 - Let's Hear it for the Boy!
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog: Challenge # 30 One for The Guy's Big or Small.....
Time 4 Scrap: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
Hugs, Kathya

Friday, May 23, 2014

FFFC Blog Hop Winner

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!! It is time to announce the Blog Hop winner.  I selected mine using and the winner is.....

Number 28......that's you Tracy!!
Woohoo! Wootwoot! Yay!!
Please send me an email to with your shipping address to send you your prize.
Thanks to everyone for blog hopping with us, it was so much fun.  A big WELCOME to our new followers. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Ivonne

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges Blog Hop

Hello Fussy and Fancy Fans!
We know how busy all of you are and hopping can get time consuming.
are all offering a
special candy prize or gift certificates
on their blogs!
You will have until this Thursday, May 22nd!
Please hop all the way to the end!
You will find some generous prizes all the way through!
Simply become a follower and leave a comment!
Here is the list!

We look forward to having all of you join us!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Is In The Air

Hello my lovelies! I hope your weekend was a wonderful one. We are having the most beautiful days here in Tampa, Florida. The temperature is just perfect, and the sun is shinning so amazingly bright. It makes it kind of hard to be at work during the week, but when I get out and start driving home I can't believe how lucky we are. That's why I just love these sunny weekends! Hopefully the weather is getting nicer wherever you live.

This is my last card from the spring class that I've been blogging about lately. Although it makes me a little sad, I have to say that on a positive side it's what brought my cardmaking blogging mojo back. I can't wait to show you the cards I've created since then. I don't know how you feel about the statement I'm about to make but I would like your opinion on the matter: this craft of creating cards that we share trough our blogs can really help you work through what I call "funk times". For me, forcing myself to go to a class and make these cards really got me back to where I needed to be. To have an image, color it, and work with a design and beautiful papers to create a finished card is what I needed. I recommend it to anyone that falls in a creative rut, if its in your hands, sign up for a cardmaking class and get your hands to work. In my case, it made me realize how much I enjoy doing this, and since the teacher had everything ready for us, I didn't have an excuse of having to select paper or images or even embellishments. I just concentrated on getting back to what I love most: coloring, selecting which side of the paper to use, gluing it and applying embellishments to it. My intention was not to bore you with what I said. Hopefully it may help someone that may be feeling like I was.  And now here is the card, enjoy!

Front View:
Inside View:
Detail of Image:
Alternate View:

This card was created using:
Stamp: Taylored Expresseions "Hello Spring"
Die cut: Taylor Expressions "Spring is in the air"  
Other: Embellishments and paper provided by teacher
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: Let's Play Bingo (3 or more layers, free choice-rhinestone, flowers)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge: Challenge 5 - How Does Your Garden Grow!
Stamping Sensations: May Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend: Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
Kit and Clowder: May Challenge - Flowers
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking Challenge Blog: Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge: Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Hugs, Kathya