Thursday, January 31, 2013

Warm Wishes

Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a nice and warm week. I've been under the weather this week, so this is going to be a very short post to share a card I finished last weekend.

Front view:
View from both sides:
Detail of the image:
Alternate view:
My card ingredients:
Image: Magnolia Midwinter Tilda
Sentiments:Bizzy Becks
Papers: Maja Designs
Punches: Magnolia Snowflake and Mistletoe and La La Land Heart Fence

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - #1 Winter Blues
Creating Stamps Friends - #69 Winter/Winter Sports
Digi Darla's - #47 Winter Blues
Kaboodle Doodles - #156 Winter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Color Twist (Blue/Cream or White)
Come and get it - Tic Tac Toe (Blue-Free-Gems)
Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - #2 Cold and Frosty
Love to Create - #50 Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Hugs, Ivonne

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sexy Cupid

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today I am sharing my last card as a Guest DT for Loves Rubberstamps.  I want to thank Laura and all the DTs for this great experience, I have had a blast with this fabulous group of ladies! 

Our challenge this week is Have a Heart, you should use a heart somewhere on your project. I am sure that will be pretty easy for you because Valentine's day is right across the corner.  So take out your hearts, I mean, dies, papers, embellishments, charms, etc. and join us with one of your fabulous creations.  The sponsor for this week's challenge is:

And now, take a look at my card:

View from both sides:

Alternate View:
My card ingredients:
Image: Kenny K Sexy Cupid digi stamp
Markers: Copics
Flowers: Wild Orchids Crafts
Punch: Martha Stewart
Charm and feathers are from my stash.

One last look at the card:
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Platypus Creek Digitals - #24 Valentine's
Scrapper's Delight - It is all about Love
My Time to Craft - #206 Things with Wings
Totally Gorjuss - #168 Flowers
Brown Sugar - #26 Valentines
Charisma Cardz - #3 Hearts and Flowers
Little Miss Muffet - #53 Hearts and flowers
Hugs, Ivonne

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, my dear child!

Happy Sunday everyone! I have a question to every parent out there, where does time go when you are not looking at your kids? It's like yesterday you were just taking them out of the hospital, making sure you were strapping them safely in the car seat... All of the sudden today they are asking you if it's the right time for that (gasp!) driver's permit class. My youngest turned 15 this past week, and it's been a little bit of an adventure for me. A bittersweet kind of one. My sweet little boy is changing, and kind of fast for me. But it's OK  and it is a part of life. He is still a very thoughtful, loving son to me. Now don't get me wrong, he is still a teenager...enough said! But I still see glimpses of that little toddler, my little ray of sunshine in the morning that used to make me smile every day! For him I made this card, because every afternoon when I pick him up from school this is what I see. Looks familiar? :-)
Front View:
Inside view:
Detail of image:
Side view:

This card was created using image from: Mo's Digital Pencil – "Paul Texting"; DP: Echo Park Paper Co. "A Boy's Life"; Sizzix Dies: "Tickets"; ticket: Tim Holtz: "Pillow Box with labels die cut". Other embellishments are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenge #166 - Put A Pin In It: The Corrosive Challenge Blog
Challenge #148 Use a Digi: One Stitch At a Time
Challenge #44 Bingo Board (diagonal: patterned paper - free die cut - buttons): Here Come The Boys
Week 191 - Masculine: Allsorts Challenge Blog
Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge: Send A Smile 4 Kids
Bloggers Challenge-They Say It's Your Birthday: Splendiferous Creations by Lisa Somerville
Challenge #128 Message Me: Raise The Bar
4 CCC #126 [Buttons, Buttons... Who Has Buttons?!]: 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge 13 - Anything Goes with Copic Markers: Copic Marker Europe
A Boy's/Male Birthday Theme: Stamp 'n' Doodle Challenge Blog
Smooches, Kathya 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Guess Hoo thinks you're pretty special

Good morning fellow bloggers! It's Ivonne here with another card as a GDT for Loves Rubberstamps challenges. 

This week's challenge is Kirkland's Inspiration. You should visit the Kirkland's website and choose a product to use as inspiration for your project and let us know which product you chose.  Sounds interesting, right?  The winner will receive three free digi stamps of their choice from our fabulous sponsor Sweet 'n Sassy. So don't wait a minute and join us for this new challenge.  Let's take a look at my card for this week.

I used the following item to get inspired:

And here is the front of my card:
Here is the inside of the card:
View from both sides:
Closer look at the image:
View of the details:
Another view:
My card ingredients:
Image: Sweet 'n Sassy Opal Own and Owl Sentiments 2 digi stamps
Paper: Simple Stories Baby Steps 6x6 Paper Pad
Flowers: Wild Orchids Crafts and Prima
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Buttons, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.
One last look at the card:
I really hope you can play with us this week.  Don't forget to take a look at all the new products Laura has in the Loves Rubberstamps online store.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet and Sassy - Anything goes
PanPastel - #3 Nature
Scrappy Frogs - Try Something New!
Allsorts - #190 Flower Power
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #30 For the birds
4 Crafty Chicks - #125 Pearls, pearls, pearls
Happy Campers - #8 Buttons, beads or bows
Whimsical Designs - Anything goes
The squirrel and the fox - #35 Anything goes
Simply Create Too - #29 Anything goes
Hugs, Ivonne

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

To gnome you is to love you

Good morning everyone! Do you know what time is it? It's time for a new challenge at Loves Rubberstamps! Our challenge this week is Cute as a Button, you should use a button on your project either real or faux.  I'll love to see your gorgeous creations using buttons. To give you some inspiration here is my second card as Guest Designer.  

Front view:

 View from both sides:

Inside of the card:
Detail of the image:
Other details:

My card ingredients:
Image: The Paper Shelter - Enchanted Love
Markers: Copics
Punches: Spellbinders and Doohickey Doily flowers
Buttons and brads are from my stash.

Now, my friends, take a moment to visit Loves Rubberstamps and get inspired with all the fabulous DT members' creations.  And don't forget to visit the Loves Rubberstamps online store because there is always something we need ;)
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Gingham
Card Making Mamas - Anything Goes
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Die Cuts/Punches
Challenges 4 Everybody - #11 Anything Goes
Creative Corner - #2 Cute as a Button
Willow Designs - In the Garden
Hugs, Ivonne

Monday, January 14, 2013

She is a lady

Hello everybody! Hope everything is well with you. Today's creation is a step ladder card. I had a little difficulty with this one, what a surprise, right? :) As with everything that I try for the first time, and being the perfectionist that we crafters tend to be, well... you can imagine! But, I didn't let some folds and cuts get the best of me and after some stomping on the floor, mumbling unintelligible words to myself, my husband asking what was going on, and some light screaming... I prevailed! Here is the beautiful Lady Tilda.
Front view:

Detail of image:

Side view:

A different view:
Detail of image and sentiment:
This card was created using image from: Magnolia Stamps – "Lady Tilda"; DP: DCVW "The Mariposa Stack"; Martha Stewart Punch: "Doily Lace Edger"; White Highlighter Pen. Flower and other embellishments are from my stash. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenge #179-Flowers: Magnolia Down Under Challenges
Challenge #60 Something New (white highlighter pen): Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia
Challenge #36-Anything Goes: The Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge
Challenge #7 Sponsored by Mulberry Crafts...Flowers: The Crafty Bloggers Network
TTCRD Challenge #52 January 8-15th 2013: Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog
PTT#102-Sparkle, Glitter and Shine: Party Time Tuesday's Challenge Blog
Anything Goes: Divas by Design
Penny's Challenge 109-Anything Goes: Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog
 Smooches, Kathya

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

You are my favorite

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news. I was invited to be a Guest Designer at Loves Rubberstamps for the month of January and of course I said YES!!!!!! What a great way to start this New Year! Yay! Woot woot!! And today, I am sharing with you my first GD card. This week's challenge at Loves Rubberstamps is Use Dies or Punches on your project. So come on ladies, take out your punches and/or dies and join us for a chance to win some amazing prizes. And now, take a look at my card.

View from both sides:


Inside of the card:

Closer look at the cute image: 

My card ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary Wendy, which you can buy at Loves Rubberstamp Store
Punches: Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly and Doily Lace. Doohickey Vintage Daisies
Ribbons and Pearls are from my stash.

One last look at the card:
Now, it's your turn. Visit Loves Rubberstamp and take a look at the DT's fabulous projects for some inspiration, then make sure you check out the online store and take a look at all the great products they carry.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - #34 Song Inspiration! ('You are my favorite song' by Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato)
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Valentines 4 Kids
Crazy 4 Challenges - Ribbons and Bows!
Fairy Tale - #58 Animals and Pets
Fussy and Fancy - #79 Furry Friends
4 Crafty Chicks - #123 Ribbons and Bows
By the Cute & Girly - Cute and Girly

Hugs, Ivonne

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

On behalf of Ivonne and I, we hope that the New Year brings you many blessings and lots of creativity! I wanted to share the gift card boxes I made for my son's favorite teachers for Christmas.


One box view:
Other box view:

This card was created using DP: Authentique Paper "Festive Collection"; Tim Holtz: "Pillow Box with labels die cut"; and Holiday Time: "Gold Reindeer".

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
R#105 - Something New (new die cut): Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge
Anything goes #164: Welcome to Crafty Catz
Challenge #17 - Sparkle and Shine: Delicious Doodles
Challenge 94: Anything Goes: Wags 'n Whiskers
January Anything Goes!!!: Catch The Bug Challenge Blog
GL Christmas or winter: GingerloftChallenge
Challenge #11 - Anything Goes: Challenges 4 Everybody
Happy New Year, Kathya