Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Ok. This is what I had in mind for the MFT Guest Designer Contest. I entered twice this month because, apart for wanting this prize so much, I thought that the first card I made for the Wednesday MFT challenge could work for the contest as well. And why I want this prize that much????... well ladies... it is $200 dollars worth in MFT products and you are a guest designer for a month!!!. I love MFT, they have great products so I encourage you to visit their website and play their challenges. I learned so much since then. This time the challenge is to "Paper Pierce" your project. I love this dress from MFT A la mode stamps, I think is great for this technique. Ok... here is my card:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Cream and Black from Recollections
Designer paper: Love Letter from SU and the dress is from Times and Seasons from EP
Stamp: MFT A la mode "Cheers"
Accessories: Prima Donna Petals die from MFT, black brads from Hobby Lobby, Felt from Fabricland, stones from Recollections, sewing machine, Copic markers to colour the image and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to ink it.


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Happy Day!!!

Hello everyone!!!. I'm back!!!. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was perfect. For the first time my sons spent some of their money to buy presents for mom and dad. That was another sign for me that they are growing. The presents were very thoughtful and I cried like a little girl. It was perfect!!!. Now we are ready to say goodbye to this year and welcome the next one. 
This time I made this card for two challenges: The MFT Wednesday challenge and the MFT Guest Designer contest. This is not the perfect card for the contest though but it has what it request to have "Paper Piercing" so I'll enter it. I'll try to do another one later especially for the contest. 

Here is the card and the sketch for this Wednesday challenge:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White from SU, Brown from Recollections
Designer Paper: Lime Twist from My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Start each day with WHEE!!! and the sentiment is from Time to Celebrate both from MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Homespun Birdhouse die, Rosette die and Branches and Leaves die from MFT, Brads from Michael's, sewing machine, Paper Piercing tool kit from SU, Copic Markers and pink felt from Fabricland.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas Eve and Happy Birthday MOM!!!

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!!. I hope you have a very merry, blessed Christmas. Today also is my Mom's Birthday. She is turning 77 years old. She is very far away from me. I'm on the very top of the continent, she is in the very bottom, but my heart is with her today. She is the reason why I am who I am and the best friend I ever had. She was there for me ALWAYS, in every single sad moment and in every single happy one. I always made sure she knows what she means to me. She will be here soon though, in February, but today we are apart and that is not happy. MOM I WISH YOU A VERY BLESSED AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Te amo con todo mi corazon y espero que pases un muy feliz cumpleanos. Pronto vamos a estar juntas tomando mate y viendo fotos. Falta poco. Te esperamos con los brazos abiertos!!! Tu totonita.

My mom at six!!!

My mom and me!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

For Daddy!!!

I got my order yesterday from MFT stamps. It is a present for under the tree, but I couldn't wait and I took a couple of things to work with. I made this card for my husband for Christmas day to go with his present. I love this snowman, he is so cute... and my husband too!!!. I used the Wednesday MFT sketch challenge (see below).

And here is my card, ok, his card:

I love this sketch.  For this card I used:

Cardstock: Old Olive and Whisper White from SU and Brown from Recollections
Designer Paper: Lost and Found from My mind's eye
Stamp: Frosty and Fabulous from MFT stamps
Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake punches, Copic markers to colour the image and Paper piercing tool from SU
Dies: Mini Tabs foursome, Icicle border and Wonky Scallop all from MFT stamps.

Here is a close up of the snowflake:

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Here is the one for Alex!!!

Here is my second card for my TKD friend. She helped me a lot through this years. She is only 18 but she is a "Beast" like I baptized her. She is very strong and a great help!!! I just love this stamp. I had to have it the second I saw it.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Garden Green from SU and White from Recollections
Designer paper: "Country Drive" from Echo Park paper
Stamp: Magnolia "Karate Tilda"
Accessories: Copic markers to colour her and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to ink it. Flourish die and flourette die from MFT, Pearl from Prettiest Kit from SU and the ribbon is from SU as well. I paper pierced the card as usual but it is not very noticeable. Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, 19 December 2011

For Janelle's B-day!!!

My next two posts are going to my two friends at Tae Kwon Do. One is a purple belt and her b-day is coming this week and the other one is a black belt and she helped me through this three past years. This first card is also the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #148:

 Here is the card:

The purple belt doesn't go with anything in the card but she is a purple belt and I didn't want to change it. You may think why I didn't make a card with purple colours then???... well I don't like purple that much :(. I think it turned good though.
For this card I used:

Cardstock: cream from Recollections and Cameo Coral from SU.
Designer paper: Lime Twist from My Mind's eye
Stamp: Magnolia "Karate Tilda"
Accessories: Scallop Circle Spellbinder, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Prima Donna Petals die from MFT. Rhinestone from SU

The next card will come tomorrow :). Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Paper Princess Sunday Challenge and... I'M A TKD BLACK BELT!!!!

Hello everyone. It is Sunday and the paper Princesses have another challenge to show. This time we had to make a "side step card". I have never done one before and to my surprise it wasn't difficult at all. It had to be Christmas or winter oriented.  This is the last Christmas card that I made this season to give away. I will make more once my Christmas order arrives, but I'll use them next year, too late now!!!. I can say today that I'm ready for the holidays:

Decorations: check!
Tree: check!
Presents: check!
Organizations for the 24th and the 31st: check!

Sorry to interrupt my post with this Tae Kwon Do news, but it is a satisfaction that I've been training and waiting for three years, and to have reached this goal at "40" it is a double satisfaction for me. We are a Tae Kwon Do family. My oldest son is black belt, now me, and my second son is getting it next year. I'm very proud and I wanted to share it with my followers and people that visit my blog. Thanks for looking!!!. I promise my card post is after my pictures!!!

Me in my new uniform!!!!

Now my card for this challenge:

Here is the side:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: a cream one from Recollections at Michael's, Whisper White and Sage Shadow from SU
Designer Paper: A Christmas Tree from Recollections
Stamps: Angelic Joy and Many Merry Messages from SU
Accessories: Spellbinders for the shape, Copic markers to colour the image, Memento Tuxedo Black ink to ink the image, Pearls from the dollar store and Martha Stewart border punch (I don't know the name sorry).

Here is the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers if you want to try it: Splitcoaststampers - Tutorials

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Paper Princess Sunday Challenge

Hi there!!!. It is late this Sunday night... but it is still Sunday. Between Christmas Program at church, buying the Christmas tree (FINALLY!!!), decorating it and doing some shopping I forgot to post it this morning. Our Paper Princess Ann Marie challenged us with this picture of a bag. We had to do a project, card, etc. using this colours or inspiration. To see the other princesses's projects please visit them. They are located at the right side of my blog under "Paper Princess Sisterhood".

I really liked the bag, but for some reason putting this colours together was a real challenge for me. Well I'm happy with the result tough. I tried as well Kitti Caracciolo's technique. I love her cards as I mentioned it before. This is also my first attempt to do a card like hers. Please visit her blog as well. She has awesome cards . Well here is my card:

For this card I used:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Green Galore and Pink Passion from SU
Designer Paper: Nana's Nursery Baby Boy from DCWV
Stamp: Being cute is what I do from MFT
Accessories: flower: Prima Donna Petals die from MFT, Martha Stewart's punch for the branches, Rhinestone from SU, Copic markers to colour the stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black to ink it. The white paper is embossed with the Perfect Dots embossing folder from SU. And I used Spellbinders to make the frame, but I don't remember the name of it, sorry :(.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Holly Santa!!!

Good morning. I'm happy finishing my Christmas cards. I really enjoyed to make cards this year. I learned lots of new stuff that I used in my cards and they looked way better than last year ones. This card is for another MFT wednesday Challenge. Here is the sketch:

I made four of them. At this point I have to make several of the same card, it is easier and faster and I don't have enough time to make one per person in my list. Here is the card:

Ok, I have to say, I bought the Mistletoe punch from Martha Stewart yesterday at Walmart and I thought it wouldn't look that good, but I wanted a Christmasy punch to go with a flower or snowflake... well... I'm in love with it. Here is a close up of how I used it:

 I don't know if you can tell but I also love to pierced my cards. I'm trying so hard with the sewing machine but I'm not that good so I pierce them. Here is a close up of it:

I know it is a lot of work but I love how the cards look with it. I didn't do that to the four cards, only the one that goes for the challenge. Sorry, but I don't have much time :).

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White and Cherry Cobler from SU
Designer Paper: O' Christmas Tree form Recollections
Stamps: From the old stamp set "Ho Ho Holidays" from SU
Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake and mistletoe punches, brads from Michael's and a button from I don't know and of course the piercing tool from SU. Copic Markers for colouring and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to ink the image.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

... and another Frosty... Love them!!!

I was visiting my favourite blogs yesterday and find a card by Vicky Burdick that I love, and wanted to do something similar, well it is quite similar to tell you the truth but you want to learn from the good ones right???. I think her cards are beautiful. I have lots of favourite ladies out there in the stamping world and she is one of them. If you want to check her blog it in on my right side of the blog under "It's a stamp thing".  Here is mine:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Old Olive and Whisper White from SU
Designer Paper: O' Christmas Tree from Recolections at Michael's
Stamps: a very old "Holiday Hello" and "Many Merry Messages" both from SU
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black to ink the image and Cherry Cobler from SU for the sentiment.
Accessories: scallop round spellbinders, Martha Stewart's punches: Snowflake, mistletoe and I don't remember the border one. Copic Markers to colour and the jewel is from SU

Monday, 5 December 2011

Crafty Gals Challenge

Hi everyone. I made this card for my Crafty Gals group Challenge. You can see all our posts on the right side of my blog under Crafty Gals. Please visit them and see all the awesome projects everyone made. This time, our first one, was to made a card/project using groups of three. Three pattern paper, three embellishments, a stamps with three images or three stamps... Here is my card for this challenge. I have three sons so for me everything is by threes.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Very vanilla, Whisper white and Chocolate chip from SU
Designer Paper: 12 days of Christmas from My mind's eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black to ink the image
Accessories: scallop rectangle spellbinder, Baja Breeze buttons from SU. Snowflake punch from Martha Stewart, Copic markers to colour the image and Paper piercing tool from SU.
The stamp set is "Winter Play" from SU

Friday, 2 December 2011

For my Joaco!!!

It feels like it has been forever since I don't post something, but well it is DECEMBER, Holidays season. I didn't finish my Christmas cards and I'm still going to feel like a taxi drive from now till the Christmas break,school, sports activities, church!!! Today I'm posting my birthday boy's card and I'll be taking the opportunity to complete some challenges.

This card will go to the December My Favourite Things Guest Designer Challenge, this time we've been challenged to use tags and for the Simon says challenge about "Stars". Originally this card was going to have three stars on one corner but when I tried it, it looked very crowded. The paper and the brads have stars so it counts.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Baja Breeze from SU
Designer Paper: "Blink of an eye" from My mind's eye.
Stamps: Playtime turtles
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware Very Vanilla brads from SU, Copic Markers to colour the image and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to ink it. Cricut Machine for the tag, Paper piercing tool from SU, Sewing machine and Twill tape for the tag.