Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tilda with flowers

Hi everyone! How's life treating you? Today is a beautiful day here, because finally we're feeling the autumn cool weather, now it's the time to wear sweaters, boots and sleeping in a little bit. Yesterday I finally manage to get some free time and make a card, just in time for a couple of challenges. I just realized that I haven't post any layouts in soo long! I have some nice pictures that I'd like to scrap, but I can't find the time to do one layout. I'm actually working on another project that it's pretty much consuming my time, besides work of course, so I hope that next week I can share it with you.
Anyways, today I want to share with you another Tilda card! I just can't get enough of this cute stamps, they're definitely one of my favorites. I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Thinking of you
- Magnolia Challenge - Sketch
- The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - 4 seasons - spring!
- Paper Cutz Challenge - hand stamped image or digital image

I used some Stamping Up! paper Cindy gave me, they are gorgeous! Thank you Cindy for the goodies you sent me. Here's another close up of the card, I really enjoy coloring Tilda, she looks so sweet holding that flower.

Well I want to share with you the goodies I received in the mail last week, I finally had a chance to get a nice picture and I'm really happy that I bought my first Magnolia Stamp! When I saw a card Mina created with this stamp at the Just Magnolia Challenge blog I fell in love with it, I just love figure skating and Tilda looks so cute skating with Edwin that I had to buy this stamp. I also got some Basic Grey paper, MS punches, two CC Designs stamps and black memento ink.

May you have a wonderful week and thank you for your lovely comments, I hope you liked today's card.
Happy crafting!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Xmas is near :)

Hello scrappers!! How's life doing? I'm in such a good mood today, which is weird because I'm don't really like mondays lol you know, mondays mean saying goodbye to weekends, saying goodbye to free time, saying goodbye to sleeping in and getting back to work. Smileys Anyways, I'm happy because I received some packages on the mail yesterday!! Yey!! A couple of days ago I won a bid at ebay of 3 Martha Stewart punches at a very good price! I was in a hurry this morning that I forgot to take pics of the new goodies I received but hopefully tomorrow I will have a card to share with you and share the pictures as well.
Since yesterday I was very happy to receive my MS punches I was inspired and I created a Magnolia card, I used a Tilda image that Linda gave me, thank you again Linda! If you  have a chance visit her blog she creates beautiful cards everyday. I'm actually entering this card to 4 challenges!

- Just Magnolia Challenge - monochrome
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - all that sparkles
- Papertake Weely Challenge - spots n' stripes
- ABC Challenge -  G is for green
- Cupcake Craft Challenge - sketch (I missed this challenge, I forgot it was due today lol I thought it was tomorrow)

So here's the card:
 I really love this stamp! I think is perfect for xmas, what do you think? Here's a close up of the image, I added a glitter dust to her wings and the gifts.


I colored this image with prismacolors. I asked my brother (who is an artist) to let me use one of his blending stumps...

I've seen many times how he colors and uses this tool so I had an idea of how to color this image. I think I'm getting better at coloring, because in the past cards I really didn't put much effort on the coloring Smileys. I really recommend this tool, it makes your coloring look much better, so if you get a chance to buy this tool, don't think twice!
Well I need to get back to work, I hope you all have a wonderful day Smileys.
Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My first Magnolia Card!

Hi scrappers!! How's your week going so far? Mine is going great! Today is my mom's bday!! And we're going out to celebrate Smileys, we are going to take her to her favorite restaurant and then to the mall to buy her a gift. I think moms are very hard to surprise, specially mine! Because she's always suspicious about things lol,  so I decided to play it safe this time and instead of giving her a surprise, I'll just go with her to buy the gift. And of course! I made her a card last night with a Magnolia stamped image Linda gave, thank you Linda!! The stamped images are really cute, I can't wait to create more cards with them! So here's the card:

I used a past Midnight Madness sketch that I liked, I tried to distress the paper but I'm not sure how to do that yet, so you can't really see my attempt in this pictures lol but "googling" around I found a perfect tool for this: the Edge Distresser (Heidi Swapp) or the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser! I'm not sure which one is better but you can always go to CraftCritique.com to check what are the best craft products.

Anyways, thank you so much for visiting my blog and before I leave I recommend you to go to the Bon's Scraps site, Bon is celebrating her 100th post with a fabulous candy.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy scrapping!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pinky Ballerina

Hi scrappers! Are you ready to take a rest this weekend? I am! I really enjoy weekends because I get to go visit my parents and relax a little while and of course I get to craft a little bit with my mom. I  hope to get many cards done this weekend, because there are a few challenges I want to enter. I've learn that challenges are a fun way to learn more tips on creating cards. I've been wanting to have time to create a layout of Ruby, but I just can't find the time to do it. Hopefully I can do that this weekend.

Anyways, I want to share with you this card. I'm not really into pink, but I thought that this paper was really cute and the ballerina stamp too so I decided to give it a try and enter this card to Carol's Sketch Fun! I've missed the last two challenges, but I'm on time to make it to this one.

I really like how the sketch turn out even though I had difficulties with the flowers, I wasn't sure if using brads would be a good idea but I think it looks ok. I tried to make it looks 3-dimensional, I'm not an expert in photography but I hope you can see it.

Well I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving lovely comments! Smileys

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cute as a bug

Hi scrappers!! I'm finally back, probably you're wondering if I was ever gone lol. Well the last couple of days I've been really busy at work and with other things I had going on that I didn't have time to craft or update my blog. I actually been wanting to show you a card I created last week but I didn't have time to take a picture :( to bad that I already gave it away. Actually I tried to be active by leaving comments on a few blogs and of course I checked my Google Reader so I'm really updated.

Anyways, I'm really looking forward to this weekend because my BF is going to receive his new cell phone (HTC Touch Pro) I can't wait to see it! Hopefully in the following weeks I'm going to get mine too, I really need one because the skating season is starting in exactly two weeks and since at work I can't see videos because of the proxy I really want to have this phone and have Internet as well.

Now talking about crafting... Smileys My mom and me worked on a card last weekend and I decided to enter it to the Cupcake Craft Challenges! The challenge is called "Cute as a Bug" so we had to create cards that had butterflies, fireflies, lady bugs, any kind of bug. Since I love butterflies, my mom picked a sketch and the paper and I created this card with a cute purple butterfly.

I really like this paper (DCWV posies glitter print), I really need to get more :) I don't have any butterfly punches so I printed and cut two butterflies, just to give it a 3-dimensional look Smileys

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Almost Weekend!

Hi Scrappers! I'm sorry that I haven't updated my blog recently but I got sick this week and I was feeling terribly. Today I'm feeling much better! I'm just soo glad is almost weekend because that means I can get some rest and get to scrap a little bit. I gotta tell you that I really enjoyed my Labor Day off :) it was a nice long weekend! I spent time with my mom creating cards and cooking, actually we spend more time cooking and eating than crafting lol! I forgot to take a picture of the card she made (which was her first card) but hopefully I can take a picture this weekend before she gives it away :) I had a chance to go to an ice rink and see figure skating competitions! I was soo happy because I've never seen one before, I went with my bf and met my coach at the rink. Even though I'm in a really basic level I look forward to complete my first axel, single... double doesn't matter :P

Anyways last weekend I created a simple card for a friend's bday, I actually only did it in like an hour because I had to go. So here's the card:

I know the picture is not the greatest but... this is actually the first card I create without a sketch! I'm proud of myself lol!
Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends and family!
Happy scrapping!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Babies :)

Hello scrappers! Are you glad is almost weekend? I am! I need some rest, this week has been kinda busy at work so I'm really looking forward to relax a little bit and spent time with my puppy :) since I'm not around the house during the day on work days she gets really lonely, so at night or during the weekends is when I have time to play with her. So let me introduce you to my precious girl Ruby, she's a beagle and she's 5 months old, so she's still a baby, a very stubborn baby :P

My bf takes her to the park every night and she really likes it, she likes to run like crazy with her friends; beagles are very friendly so any dog she meets at the park becomes her friend immediately :)

That is the face she makes after being mischievous; she has a thing for sandals I don't know why, but so far she has destroyed 2 pair of sandals! :s ohh well at least I have a reason to buy new shoes ;)
Since we're talking about babies, I thought I might share with you a card I created this week :) My mom asked me to create a card for her coworker who recently had a baby boy, so I was lucky enough to find this paper from Making Memories (Animal Crackers). I must say that it took me awhile to finally create a pretty bow :P

What do you think? I hope the new mom likes this card as much as I do :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Wedding Layout

Hi scrappers!! Well that was a long week of not posting anything! Bad blogger, I know but today I have a layout to share with you, it is actually a gift I will send to a friend that recently got married. I wasn't able to go to her wedding because of work, but I hope she will like this present. I really wanted to do something special for her because I won't see her until next year since she will go to Rumania with her husband as a missionary for a year! I'm really excited for her, Rumania sounds like a really fun and interesting place to go :)

In this layout I had the chance to use for the first time my retro flower punch! I really like it. I followed Debbie's Flower Tutorial, if you have a chance to check out her blog you'll be inspired with all the things she makes, she's very talented.

I had this layout framed so she can take it with her, I think it looks much better with a frame :) What do you think?
Well I better get going, I need to go to the Post Office ;)
Happy scrapping!

Friday, August 14, 2009

My dream scrapbook room

Well here I am making another post for this day and this time I want to share with you my dream scrapbook room :) I currently don't own designated space to scrap since my apartments is really small so I do everything on the table I have between my kitchen and living room lol! I store some goodies in a shelf I bought from Home Depot...

And I store the papers and alphas in this box, I haven't even used some of them...

So wondering around some scrapbook room pictures I fell in love with this studio! This is Wendy Smedley's scrapbook room, she’s the Creative Editor of Simple Scrapbooks Magazine! Isn't it gorgeous? She has everything so organized and neat :)

I really like the room because my favorite color is light blue (actually any shade of blue) and the combination with the white desk and shelfs makes the place look cleaner and organized :) I also like the fact that there's enough light entering into this room, I don't like dark rooms because I feel like I'm in a cave lol

So how about you? How does your scrapbook room look like? Do you have a dream scrapbook room?
I hope that in a few months or years from now I can improve my scrapbook space.
Have a great weekend!!

Back to school?

Hi guys! Well I finally had time to create something! Today is the bday of one of my best friend so I decided to create a bday card, even though I won't see her until next week because that's when school starts at my hometown university I thought I would give her a card that welcomes her back to school too.

I decided to use Teacher Anya from The Greeting Farm Stamps, because she's going to be a teacher when she graduates from college. I tried to make the image look like a 3D image, just like the tutorial I mentioned the other day. I'm not sure if you can really see it on this picture but I think it turned out good for being my first time :) what do you think?

For this card I used the current Carol's Sketch at her blog challenge. I really like to create cards because I can create them faster than layouts :)

I hope you all have a happy scrapping day!

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm feeling purple

Hi guys! Today I wan to share with you the card I created yesterday for the Carol's Sketch Fun Challenge. I'm happy with the way it turned out, what do you think? I hope you can see the picture, I need to find a tutorial on taking better pictures :P

Carol's challenge closes on Aug 11th, so if you want to play you still have a chance :) you can rotate and flip the sketch.

Her challenges run every 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to get inspire and create something.
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

So many goodies

Hi guys! How's your week going so far? Mine is quite busy at work, so you can imagine that I haven't had time to craft :( I'm glad is almost weekend and like I told you the other day I had a chance to go to Michael's and I'm glad I went because I had 2 coupons for 40% off, so I just can't wait to use what I bought!! I finally have my paper trimmer, I'm really happy :D can you imagine I had to cut everything with scissors?? It took hours to create one layout, but hopefully with this tool I'd be able to create layouts or cards faster.
I couldn't get the edge punch I wanted but I got a flower punch instead and hopefully I can add more flower touches to my layouts. After I read Debbie's flower tutorial I've been waiting to get a flower punch for so long.

As you can see in the picture, I got an album and 2 paper packs, yey! I'm paper freak because I'm always looking to buy more and more paper lol I also got a set of stamps and a small ink pad, some alphas and rub ons. I've never used glitter before but I've seen many of you use it and it looks soo gorgeous on cards, so I got a small glitter bottle to try out. I was actually wondering... where do you store all the layouts you create? I have a feeling that I need to put them all in albums so they won't get damage :P it's just a newbie question.
Have a super scrapping day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

What's your dream vacation?

Hi guys! I've been so busy this past week that I haven't had a chance to take pictures of the goodies I got from Michael's. I hope I can make some time tonight to take pictures, by the way if by any chance you have time to go to Michael's they're having 40% off coupons and a lot of things are on sale! So cool! Of course I took advantage of that last week :)
Anyway, since I don't have anything to share with today I was just wondering what is your dream vacation? I don't have vacations until Xmas, so right now I'm taking advantage of all the days off I can have! LOL
I think my dream vacation is Australia, I don't know why but I've always wanted to go there. Maybe because I've seen a lot of National Geographic videos about that place :P So here I share with you just a pic of the place I want to go from Australia: The Opera House!

Another place I would like to go is Vancouver, Canada. I think Canada is a very beautiful country and I'm hoping I can have a chance to go there one day, hopefully I can go for the Olympics and go to the Figure Skating competitions :P, that would definitely be a dream come true.

So what about you? What's your dream vacation?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Summer!

Hello scrappers! Yesterday I didn't have time to create something new, so I decided you share with you the gift I gave to my favorite boy last month.

The other day I was browsing through pictures of us from previous year and I found this picture when we went to Cancun, Mexico with some friends to celebrate our graduation. I you haven't had the chance to go, I recommend you to take a chance and go, the beaches there are so beautiful and also the people, everyone is nice to you and there are a lot of activities you can do to have fun. It was definitely one of my best vacations trips I've ever made and I hope I can go again, especially to Cozumel. So I decided to create a layout using this picture and frame it :)
What has been the best place you've visited for vacations?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

One more card

Hello! I'm so excited to share with you guys the card I created for the "Crafty Goings" challenge. I did it yesterday and I can't believe it didn't take a lot of time as the first card. So anyways, here it is:

The girl of the stamp is called Annika from The Greeting Fram stamps collection, it sort of reminds me that it would also be the perfect card for someone that is going back to school :) I used cardstock and making memories paper, I cannot remember from where I got those stickers :P but I hope I can get more of those, hopefully this sunday I'll have a chance to go to Michaels and get some goodies, I'm dying to get some border punches! I've seen many people use them on layouts and cards.
I hope you liked this card and good luck if you enter this challenge :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

My first challenge

Well finally I have some time to share with you my first card! I'm excited :) lol I finally decided to enter the challenge that the Bee Crafty blog is having. The requirements for this challenge are:

  • Create any paper item which includes wings (butterfly, bird, fairy, angel, dragon...)

  • It must have a bit of 'digital' somewhere (image, papers...) and it doesn't have to be a Bee Crafty image.

  • So here's the card I created...

    I printed an image of The Greeting Farm stamps, I believe her name is Fairy Chloe , isn't she cute? I think it turned out good, I use prismacolors to color the image, Making Memories Paperie Collection, a dark green cardstock and vellum paper for the card and a Inkadinkado "Sleep Like a Baby" stamp.
    Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping :)

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Introducing myself to the world of cards!

    Hi everyone! Recently I've been visiting a lot of blogs that either have chanllenges or their authors participate in challenges. I've been wanting to participate, but I'm not sure if I have enough time to create layouts every day! lol
    Anyways, I've seen many beautiful card sketches that I'm tempted to start creating cards too, I don't own a lot of stamps, but I thought that I could start creating a card with printed images. Since I didn't have any idea on how to start, I found a blog that has challenges and tutorials, it's called Just Magnolia. Their Design Team creates beautiful cards!! They have a tutorial on how to create a card step by step, with images on how to color a stamp and make it look like a 3D image. This tutorial was created by Debbie, you can go to her blog to see the beautiful work she does with cards. Here's the card she created in the tutorial:

    I've realized that you don't need to have a lot of material, just paper, prismacolors, glue and scalpel or scissors. I'll share with you later the first card I've made following this tutorial.
    Happy scrapping everyone!!

    Monday, July 13, 2009

    My first layout

    Hi guys! I hope you all had a great weekend resting and enjoying time with the family. For me, I would say that resting was not exactly what I did because yesterday I went to an ice skating rink and skated for about 4 hours!!! I was sooo tired and soo sored at the end, but it was worth it because we had a lot of fun and I'm finally learning how to jump and do crossovers.
    Anyways, I wanted to share with you the first layout I ever made. I actually got inspired by looking at the SB.com layouts gallery, many people posts beautiful layouts and cards, it's really inspiring :)

    And here's a close up of the details...

    I think it turned out very good right? I've seen that there are many techniques used in layouts, like embossing, distressing, stitching, etc. I can't wait to start my own scrapbook room and share my projects with you!

    Thursday, July 9, 2009


    The other day I was browsing through pictures and I saw a picture of my graduation! That was like 2 years a go!! I can just say that time flies by so fast that I'm starting to feel old! LOL Not really, I rather say that I'm more experienced ;)
    I printed that picture and created a layout, it was actually a gift for my favorite boy ^^ I'm creating an album with like 24 layouts representing the months we've been together. So here it is, I introduce to you my favorite boy!

    The quality of the picture is not the greatest, but I don't have enough light in the room at this moment. I hope you liked it and leave some comments.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    Another layout for a Bachelorette party

    Hi everyone! This past sunday was the bachelorette party of one of my dearest friends. She's getting married in less than a month! I'm so exciting for her :)
    At this moment she's very stress with all the details of the wedding, but it was nice to see her relax and happy last sunday. Every day of last week I was thinking of what to give, but I didn't have any idea or even time to go to a store and get her something, so saturday I was introducing my mom to scrapbooking and she gave me the idea of creating a layout for my friend! By the way, I must say that my mom did very good on her first layout :) We had a lot of fun!
    Anyways, here's the layout I made for my friend.

    Here's a closeup of the details, as you can see I like to use flowers a lot :)

    Well I hope you guys get inspired by this layout, I got the idea of the layout of a sketch, can't remember which one right now but I had a lot of fun doing this LO.

    99 things

    Hi guys! Well Sue from Sue's Krafty Kards is celebrating her 2 years blogging! That's amazing! So she's giving away a fabulous blog candy, the drawing will take place on July 17th. She asked all the participants to mention what things we may have done in our life, actually there are 99 things, so let's see how many I have :) My answers are in blue.

    1. Started your own blog

    2. Slept under the stars

    3. Played in a band

    4. Visited Hawaii

    5. Watched a meteor shower

    6. Given more than you can afford to charity

    7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris

    8. Climbed a mountain

    9. Held a praying mantis

    10. Sang a solo (Special music at my church!)

    11. Bungee jumped

    12. Visited Paris

    13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

    14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (scrapbooking is an art right? )

    15. Adopted a child

    16. Had food poisoning (with an orange juice :s)

    17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

    18. Grown your own vegetables

    19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

    20. Slept on an overnight train

    21. Had a pillow fight

    22. Hitch hiked

    23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (mm well I was feeling a little bad lol)

    24. Made a Snow Angel

    25. Held a lamb

    26. Gone skinny dipping

    27. Run a Marathon

    28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

    29. Seen a total eclipse

    30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

    31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon

    32. Been on a cruise

    33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

    34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

    35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.

    36. Taught yourself a new language

    37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

    38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

    39. Gone rock climbing( yeah! It was soo much fun!)

    40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

    41. Sung karaoke

    42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (yup.. and I still remember the smell :s)

    43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

    44. Visited Africa

    45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

    46. Been transported in an ambulance

    47. Had your portrait painted (drawn in pencils, does that count?)

    48. Gone deep sea fishing

    49. Seen the Sixtine Chapel in person

    50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

    51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (yeah! Cozumel and Cancun, two places I'll never forget)

    52. Kissed in the rain

    53. Played in the mud

    54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

    55. Been in a movie

    56. Visited the Great Wall of China

    57. Started a business(not officially a business but is in working process)

    58. Taken a martial arts class

    59. Visited Russia

    60. Served at a soup kitchen

    61. Sold Cookies for charity

    62. Gone whale watching

    63. Been given flowers for no reason

    64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

    65. Gone sky diving

    66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

    67. Bounced a check

    68. Flown in a helicopter

    69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

    70. Visited Buckinham Palace

    71. Eaten Caviar

    72. Pieced a quilt or blanket

    73. Stood in Times Square

    74. Toured the Everglades

    75. Been fired from a job

    76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

    77. Broken a bone

    78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

    79. Been to the top of the Empire State Building

    80. Published a book

    81. Visited the Vatican

    82. Bought a brand new car

    83. Walked in Jerusalem

    84. Had your picture in the newspaper(does school newspaper count?)

    85. Read the entire Bible

    86. Visited the White House

    87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

    88. Had chickenpox

    89. Saved someone’s life

    90. Sat on a jury

    91. Met someone famous

    92. Joined a book club

    93. Lost a loved one

    94. Had a baby

    95. Seen the Alamo in person

    96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

    97. Been involved in a law suit

    98. Owned a cell phone

    99. Been stung by a bee

    Wow! That's 27 out of 99, that means that there are still a lot of fun things I'm missing out :P I just hope one day I can visit Europe and all the fun places listed here :)
    Have a great day everyone!

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    Introducing myself :)

    Hi guys! I've been trying to publish a picture of me for my profile, but for some reason I haven't been able until now... so I thought that a great way to introduce myself is with a layout :) yey!
    As I shared with you last saturday night the sketches I had in mind, so I decided to use the first Beggahuna's sketch with a little change...

    I used a ink to paint the chipboard swirl and making memories papers for the layout. I'm not sure what brand are the flowers, since they came in a kit I bought from a friend in FM forums. I'll fell in love with this flowers that I think I'm gonna get some more :) because I don't have a lot of material yet. Here's a close up of the flowers and chipboard.

    I hope you guys liked this layout and see you tomorrow!

    Friday, July 3, 2009

    More beautiful sketches

    Hi guys! Well looking around in my favorite blogs I found another great resource for sketches and that is Beggahuna's Blog, her sketches are very beautiful and creative :) I really like her sketches because she uses lots of embellishments, specially flowers.
    I'm planning to create another layout using one of her sketches, yey!! Time to scrap, the only problem I have at the moment is that I'm running out of ink :( and I don't have enough photos, but anyways I'm still deciding what sketch to use... which one do you think is cuter?

    or this one?

    Hope you have a great weekend and time to scrap :)