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

Friday, May 16, 2014

Inspirational Picture - FFFC #114

Good morning my fellow bloggers! I hope everyone is ready to enjoy the weekend because in case you haven't noticed, it is Friday!!! That means that it is time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges. This new challenge is hosted by the lovely and talented Laila and it is sponsored by Fresh Brewed Design. Heather, the sweet owner, is offering 3 digi stamps of your choice from her store and a surprise candy for one lucky winner! 
For our challenge we want you to use the picture below as your inspiration. 

Need some ideas? Not a problem, click here to take a peek at the fabulous projects the DTs have created for you. But before you go, lets take a look at my card. Hope you enjoy it!

Front view:
View from both sides:

Closer look at the image:

View from the top:
My card ingredients are:
Image: Mo Manning Baby Fairy Butterfly
Markers: Copics
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily lace Punch
Paper, Ribbon and Doily are from my stash

Now, it is your turn, lets see how you interpret the picture, this will be so exciting because it can have so many takes, I cannot wait to see all your gorgeous creations. You have until midnight on May 29th(GMT) to enter.

One last look at the card:
I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Emerald Faeries - #55 Flowers, ribbon and/or lace
Bearly Mine - Flowers
Just for Fun - Ribbon or Lace
One Sweet Challenge - Flowers
The Cupboard Trilogy - #22 Flowers
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Bronte and Bella - Whimsical Characters
Crafty Little Fairies - In the Garden
Crafty Ribbons - #89 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Seize the Birthday - Birthday with Flowers
7 Kids College Fund - #99 Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - #77 Things with Wings
Hugs, Ivonne

Friday, May 2, 2014

FFFC #113 - Spring Colours Challenge, Blog Hop and Candy

Hello and welcome to my blog!
As you may have read on the

 our Spring Colours Challenge

is being hosted by our lovely
 and sponsored by the
That would include me!
If you are arriving here from the talented Celine's blog,
then you are hopping in the correct order.
If not, please go back to the
Fussy and Fancy Blog 
to hop in
the correct order.
Here is the card that I created for
this fun Spring challenge

Front view:
View from both sides:

Closer look at the cute image:

View from the top:
One last look at the card:

As a special bonus for my followers, old and new, I am offering the following candy!
A Magnolia - Gemini Tilda stamp from the Zodiac collection and a Webster's Pages - Parkdrive 6x6 paper pad
To qualify, you must be a follower and leave a comment.
Thank you for visiting! 

Now if you can please continue hopping over
to our very talented, Nathalie's blog you will
continue to keep hopping in order. 

I have listed the correct blog hop order below
for your hopping convenience. You have until
midnight on 15th May (GMT) to hop. Good luck!


Hugs, Ivonne