Thursday, January 26, 2012

For a very special boy

Hi everyone!! Today's card is for a very special boy, Kathya's youngest son.  And as the card says, I wish they were all here to go to the beach and celebrate his birthday.  The stamp is Lewis at the Beach from Prairie Fairy.  The papers, ribbon and buttons are from my stash. I coloured the stamp with the following Copics: 
Skin: E00, E000, E11, R30; Clothes: YG61, YG63, YG67, Y02; Shoes: R24. R27, R29; Hat: E41, E42, E43. E44; Others: B0000, B00, B02



Another view:

I am entering the card in these challenges:

Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Card w/sentiment on the front
The Crafty Pad Design - Something for the Boys
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps - Birthday Card
Cards for Men - Boys and their toys
Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How time flies

It seems it was just yesterday that I was giving birth to my youngest son.   And last Sunday he turned fourteen.  To honor his birthday I made this card. He was so happy because now, as he said: “I have a card made by Mami.”  My first post on this blog was a birthday card for my oldest son. Now they are both happy.

Front of the card:

Detail of the stamp:

Inside View:

This card was created using: stamp – The Greeting Farm “Sunday”, DP – Nikkie Sivils “It’s Your Day!” and “Summer”, BoBunny “Noteworthy”, Tim Holtz “Kraft Resist Idea-Ology”, ink – Memento. Buttons, twine and cardboard – my stash. The image was colored with Copic Markers and Spica.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything goes: Send a Smile 4 Kids
Distressing: Craft Your Days Away
Something Not Intended for Crafting: Crafting When We Can
For A Child: Crimbo Crackers
A Child’s Birthday Card: Crazy 4 Challenges

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wish Upon a Star...

That 2012 will be a fantastic year for all of us; full of positive moments, days, and memories. That we can live this year in a continual state of gratefulness, even when we don’t see at the moment a reason to, but understand it later.

A new year is full of possibilities. Whatever is calling you, from your heart, for your growth as a human being… open yourself to it! Sometimes, all it takes is just one little step at a time and before you know it, it will be a reality!

Front of the card:

Testing my new OTT Lite:

A detail of the stamp

A detail of the embelishment that titled this post:

This card was created using Angel Tilda (Merry Christmas 2010), Winter Wonderland (Christmas Stamp Collection) by Adam Prescott stamps; 140 lb watercolor paper, DCWV cardstock and Ballet Princess patterned paper by Best Creation; Tim Holtz's Fragments charm and jump rings, Martha Stewart glitter, Kaiser flat pearls, Holiday Inspirations snowflakes, Scrapbookusa gold prism crystal; Copic markers, Memento - Rich Cocoa and felt, ribbon and doilly from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and cards (glitter):
Anything goes:
Unloved colors:
Ribbon plus a sentiment:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Love is in the Air

Can you feel the love? Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and you can fell the love in the air! Today, I want to share a Valentine's card.  This time I used Ladybug Tilda Magnolia stamp.  The Love Me stamped paper is from My Mind's Eye, all the other papers, the ribbon and ladybug embellishment are from my stash.  The stamp was coloured using the following Copics:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E41, E42, E43, E44, E50
Clothes: C3, C5, C7, C9, R24, R27, R29
Others: YG61, YG63, YG67, Y11, E21, E25, E27, R30

Take a look at the card:

Another View:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Sketch
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Sweet Crazy Love
Send a smile 4 Kids - Valentines for Kids
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Simply Create Too - Layers

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello, everyone...

This post does not have a project, but I wanted to share this with you. I hope your 2012 is starting off in a good way.  I went to Puerto Rico to visit Ivonne.  It was all I asked for, to spend Christmas in Puerto Rico together with my loving husband and youngest son. We spent the first part of the day with our oldest adult son (who stayed to house sit and feed the cat, er…queen) and flew to Puerto Rico in time to have dinner with Ivonne and her daughter. This was the first time I spent the holidays in my beautiful island since I left in 1998. 

My husband, son and me

Ivonne, her daughter and myself

Us and our best friend ever, Edgardo!
To be with Ivonne and her beautiful daughter and my boys until New Years was incredible! There were moments when I thought my heart will burst with joy! Seeing her parents again was amazing. They have not changed a bit! And they always make me feel so welcomed and loved.  Not just me, but also my boys. I will cherish this holiday vacations forever in my heart!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Out of the blue...

Hi again!!  I am back with another card.  This time I used this cute Tilda with big bow, Magnolia stamp.  I coloured it with Copics and added lace, ribbon and a few pearls.  Take a look at it.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Through The Craftroom Door - Monochromatic
Addicted to Stamps - January Blues
My Mum's Craft Shop - Here come the girls
iCopics - Blues
Truly Scrumptious - Shabby Pastels and Paint

Have a great weekend!!!

A little something for you

Hi everyone! It's Friday!!  What a week...I have been so busy at work I haven't had time to finish this post.  I want to share with you a money holder I made for my niece's son.  It was a last minute idea and I didn't have too much time to make something fancy, but I wanted to give him something hand made.  It was a Three King's Day gift and I wanted to be special.  So I searched the Internet and found this US Money Holder template. And here it is, clean and simple.

The front:

The back:

Alternate view:

I am submitting it to the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 8, 2012

You fill my life with colors!

Happy Sunday everyone!!  Today I am trying something new.  I bought this cute Elizabeth Bell's stamp and made this colorful card with it.  I used My Mind's Eye Paper and embellished the card with ribbons, flowers and buttons.  The stamp was coloured using Copics and I added Stickles to her wings.

Take a look inside:

Alternate views:

I am submitting the card to the following challenges:

Elizabeth Bell's World - Tic Tax Toe (Flowers-Buttons-Sparkle)
Simon Says Stamp - New Something
Paper Sundaes - Saturated Colors
The Squirrel and the Fox - Something New (Elizabeth Bell's Rachel Little Angel stamp)
Prairie Fairy Fun - Things with Sparkly Wings
Charizma Cards - Over the Rainbow
Crafting for all Seasons - Fairies

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cheers for a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!!  I hope you were all able to enjoy the holidays as much as I did, Kathya and her family came to Puerto Rico to spend Christmas time with me and my daughter and it was so special.  I will post some pictures later but now back to business. 

I am going to start the year with a Thank You card.  I created it using Magnolia's Tilda with Candy Cone" from the "Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011". It was coloured with Copics Sketch Markers.  I also used Kaiser Craft Paper Pad, Christmas Carnival Collection. The card was embellished with ribbon and Melissa Frances Trinkets & Baubles.

Alternate views:

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Christmas Weekly Card Challenges - Christmas Thank You's
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Anything Goes!
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog - Something Old (paper), Something New(stamp & pearls)