Sunday, November 27, 2011

My trip to Puerto Rico and a Thank You card

I am including in this post some pictures of the samples from the classes that I took/attended while staying there. The first weekend, we were lucky enough that Yanitza Ramos agreed to come to Ivonne's house to teach us the "Basic Distress Inks Coloring Technique" class. We didn't know what to expect, given that it was a new technique for us, but also someone we've never met before. We only communicated via email with her prior to the class, so we were a little apprehensive. But life has a funny way of proving us wrong sometimes. {insert smile} After the first few minutes, we started talking like we've met before. We are new at this, but it amazes me how this craft opens you up to the best vibe! You can't stay negative or sad once you start learning or just crafting with other people.

It was the best class ever! She is very patient and came well prepared, with everything we needed for the class. I'll tell you, now more than ever I respect anyone that color stamps with Distress Inks. Hats off to you! That being said, below are the pictures from the class. As you can see, I numbered them. The first one is the final product from that class. Yanitza can tell you that I was not too happy {insert frown} but I made the effort and tried. After she left, I tried with the ones she left so we could practice the technique. That's what you see on 2 and 3. The last one (4) is the final one from that practice. As you can see it looks a little bit better!

The second weekend, we attended an all day class at the Memory Box store with Angie Hunt accompanied by Mindy Baxter. In the morning we had the "Color Techniques with Copic" and in the afternoon the "Color Techniques with Distress Inks". Yep, I don't give up with those inks...

Below are the two projects of the day, the second picture is unfinished:

To finish this post, I'm including pictures of a Thank You card that my husband asked me to do for him for his friend's fiancee. She helped my husband and oldest son. Her favorite colors: pink and purple; style: modern; and this is the result. I hope you like it!

Front of the card:

And inside of the card:
This card was created using Gemstones paper from Coredinations, paper from the Charlie line from Stemma, sentiment rub-on from miniMarks, Tim Holtz Alterations die cut, Inkadinko stamp, brads and ribbons from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. What a fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

  2. What a happy, bright card. Your matting is perfect! Thanks for playing at TTCRD.

  3. Wow, sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

  4. what fab funky papers
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  5. Hi, Hola!
    Me again, lol!... I take the same classes with Angie. i went saturday. Yanitza is my friend.
    Yanitza have a new blog: