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 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 :)

    Are you running out of ideas??

    Hi guys! Well I'm finally managing my time to start posting my work here. I haven't had a day off since February, so today because of the 4th of July I will have plenty of time to organize my scrapbook stuff and post some layouts I've made. Happy Independence Day by the way :)
    Well today I want to share with you a few blogs I've seen that had helped me get inspiration when creating new layouts. First is the Prima Marketing blog. They have this "Prima Build-A-Page sketches" section where they post new sketches and they DT creates layouts. They have really creative sketches!!
    I have found another blog that is also my inspiration :) Anam's Blog, her blog is amazing because she shares with everyone the new sketches she creates. So I took one of her sketches and created a layout.

    And here's my layout...

    I think it turned out good :) what do you think?