Saturday, 31 March 2012

Faith Group March Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!!. Double post today!!!. Our Faith group have a challenge every month on the 31st and this month was my turn to hostess the challenge!!!. So I challenged everyone in the group with this description:

The Light of my Life!!!. I got inspired by the stamp set from Our Daily Bread "Light of the World". It has a lighthouse, which I'm a big fan of, and has my favourite sentiment that belongs to my favourite Hymn "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation Whom shall I Fear?.

1. Try to use a lighthouse in your project or something that represents LIGHT in your world/life.
2. Use at least two different scrap of designer paper.
3. Since the theme is light use some bling on your card/project.-

Since it was my month I tried to put a special meaning on it. The lighthouse and the beach represents my mother (she loves lighthouses like me We used to spend every summer at her house on the beach back home in Argentina, lots of wonderful family memories back there). The three pearls represents my three sons, the lights of my life (didn't use bling though, very masculine card I thought!!!). The Flourish represents the waves in the sea. The wheels??? in the designer paper represents my father (he worked all his life on ships travelling the world) last but not least the sentiment represents my husband (no need for explanations there!!!).

For this card I used:
Cardstock: Whisper White and Night of Navy from SU
Designer Paper: AHHHH!!! I can't remember the name and I can't find it either. I'll look for it and post it later, sorry!!! but it is from SU
Stamps: Light of the world from Our Daily Bread and the sentiment is from the set My how you've grown from MFT
Ink: Night of navy from SU
Accessories: Pearls from Recollections, Flourish die, First Prize award ribbon die, Oval star all from MFT. Scallop oval spellbinder and paper piercing tool kit from SU.

Thanks for looking!!!

Create with TLC Blog Hop!!!

Hi everyone!!! Last day of this March and I'm ready to show a great Blog Hop at Create with TLC. We have given some adorable images to play with. There are lovely and great creations that the Design Team prepared for all of you.  If you came from Audrey's Blog you are on the right path, if not you should start at Hetty's Blog so you don't miss anything. If you really liked this awesome image you can grab it from the image below my card. It's free for you to enjoy as much as I did. Everyone on the team is giving freebies today, so bring your coffee, sit comfortably and enjoy the ride!!!.

Here is my card:

Next step is Rhonda please leave her some love as well and check out her fabulous idea!!!

See the other TLC Design Team members for great creations:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Green from Recollections and Whisper White and Early Expresso from SU
Designer Paper: "Sidewalks" from October Afternoon
Stamp: Flying High Vintage from TLC Creations and the sentiment if from the set Pearls of Wisdom from MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Chocolate Chip from SU.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Oval Stack die from MFT, Pretty Posies flower die from MFT, Brad from the dollar store, Pine branch punch from Martha Stewart, Paper Piercing tool kit from SU and my sewing machine.

Thanks for looking and I hope you had a great time looking around as well!!!

Friday, 30 March 2012

MFT Guest Designer Contest!!!

Hello everyone!!!. Another month... another MFT Guest Designer contest. Every month My Favourite Things challenges us to be a guest designer. The winner of this contest will win over $200 in Stamp sets and Die -namics. This month they challenged us to do the Bunny Hop (this is open to interpretation). I don't have any bunny stamps from MFT. The only stamp that I have is the Pure Innocence set My Basket of Eggs. Well you can hop trying to find them right???. I wanted this month to make it more complicated and put a lot of effort in it. My cards are not working... the ladies are so talented!!!, so... since it is Easter I made a basket. My friend AnnMarie from my Paper Pajama Party group shared this project and I fell in love with it. After several tries my project ended up like this... (please wish me luck... I really want this prize ;))...

Here are some close ups:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Barely Banana from Stampin Up.
Designer Paper: a little bit for the girl's dress: Print packs from SU
Stamps: Pure Innocence "My Basket of Eggs" from MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Flower and leaf trio die, Fancy Flourish die, Monarch border die, Oval Stax die, Oval Dainty Doily duo die all from MFT, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder from SU and Pearls from Recollections. I coloured her with Copic Markers and shredded some Vanilla Cardstock to fill the basket.

Thanks so much for looking!!!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wednesday Hambo Hoedown Challenge!!! New Digi line!!!

Hello everyone!!!. I'm so exited to announce Asela's new digi line "Hop Art Designs". The proceeds from sales of Asela's "Hop Art Designs" available from Hambo's Digi Store, will benefit "Operation Write Home. Please visit the blogs mentioned to see great images and samples from our Design Team and Operation Write Home Design Team as well. There are tons of different samples for you to get inspired!!!.

Here is my card using "Josephine Puppy"

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Green from Recollections, Early Expresso and Whisper White from SU
Design Paper: I'm so sorry but is a kit I bought at Hobby Lobby and I don't have the name but it is a kit about dogs.
Stamps: Josephine Puppy from Hop Art Designs
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Spellbinders, brads from SU, Swirl die from MFT, Copic Markers to colour my image, Sewing machine and Paper piercing tool from SU.

Thanks for looking and please visit the other Bacon Bits (Hambo DT) and the The Hoedown from great creations!!!

The Bacon Bits:

And our leaders:

Thanks for looking and HAVE FUN!!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Wednesday Hambo Hoedown Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!!. Another Wednesday!!!. Time for the Hambo Hoedown Challenge. This week the challenge is to make an Easel Card using the Spring colours: Lavender, yellow, pink green and blue. We had to choose at least three colours from the list but you get more "oinks" if you put them all. I guess there will be lots of "OINKS" for me. I don't use those colours very much but this Hambo stamps were great for that!!!. Please visit the Design Team the "Bacon Bits" on the right of my blog for more creations!!!

For this card I used:

Cardstock: White from Recollections and Sahara Sand from SU
Designer Paper: Country Drive from EP
Stamps: Beach Brellas #3408, Lifeguard Stand #3418, Sizzlin Summer #3204 and Sun #3420 all from Hambo Stamps.
Accessories: Wonky Scallop die from MFT, Paper Piercing tool kit from SU and Copic Markers.

Thanks for looking!!!.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Conserve Water...!!!

Hello everyone!!!. It feels like forever since I don't post anything. Well, I have been working on challenges and Blog Hops that I can't show yet, but there is going to be lots at the end of this month. So please visit again. I made this card for Create with TLC. I used the Wednesday MFT sketch challenge.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White from SU and Black from Recollections
Designer Paper: Times and Seasons from EP
Stamps: Conserve Water Drink Champagne from TLC Creations and Cheers from MFT
Accessories: Labels 11 and 16 and Scallop Square Spellbinders, Swirl die from MFT, Sewing machine, and Copic Markers.

Thanks for looking!!!.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Hello everyone!!!. Here is another card for "Create with TLC". It is snowing and doesn't feel like Spring yet. I thought that Spring was around the corner, but I guess is on a corner further from my house. It looks nice though!!!. Perfect weather to stay in and craft non stop!!!. I've been organizing every single photo and memory in my office. I have so many memories and old pictures from my family!!!. It looks so nice and organized!!!. It feels like my life is organize as well. That's why I had time to do this card today:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: White from Recollections and Crumb Cake from SU
Designer Paper: Classic K from K&Company
Stamps: Bloom and Grow from TLC Creations and Swing Silhouette (free digi) from free vintage digi stamps (located at the right side of my blog).
Accessories: Labels 16 Spellbinders, Rosette Trio from MFT, Pearls from Recollections, Felt from Fabricland, Branch Punch from Martha Stewart, and sorry but the brads I guess are from a dollar store.

Thanks for looking!!!. Have a nice day!!!.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Blog Hop at Create with TLC March 31st!!!

Hello everyone!!!. There is going to be a Blog Hop on March 31st at Create with TLC. Stay tuned for more information!!!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Children should not live in FEAR!!! Please watch, help me spread this out!!!

Hello everyone. I opened the news today and saw this video. Sometimes we could think..."it is so bad what happens in the world" but after a while we keep going on with our own lives. Very often I think of people in the world that are suffering and I also think..."there is nothing I can do", or I have to hear people telling me "well if we start thinking about everything that is going on in the world"... and again..."there is nothing we can do..." Well today I'm trying to do a little something. It is not much but if we all do "a little something" maybe we could get somewhere.

Please spread it out!!! Don't give your back to CHILDREN... of any culture, social status or religion. They are the ones that, if they know how, could make a better world!!!. My prayers and thoughts for each suffering person in the world.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Start each day with Whee!!!

Hello again. I made this card today for the Wednesday MFT Sketch challenge. Life should be like this everyday!!!.  Here is my card:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White from SU (for the images) and White from Recollections
Designer Paper: Modern Homemaker from October Afternoon
Stamp: Start each day with Whee from MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Red felt from Fabricland, Pearl from Recollections, Copic Markers and Rosette die from MFT.

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Wednesday Hambo Hoedown Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!!. It is Wednesday again... that means... Hambo Hoedown Challenge!!!. This time our challenge is to play Tic Tac Toe. Using the  Tic Tac Toe board, we have to choose three things to help us create our project. We have to choose only three in a row. Here is the board:


glossy accents

dry embossing


Here is my card: 

I used the last row: dots, green, buttons. Please visit the other "Bacon Bits" on the right side of my blog to see their great creations

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Cream from Recollections, Really Rust and Whisper White from SU
Designer Paper: Blink of an Eye from My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Tower Chick 2514 from Hambo Stamps
Accessories: Paper piercing tool from SU, Twine and scallop border from SU as well and buttons from Ebay.

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

You are Adorable!!!

Hello everyone!!!. Today's card is for the Create with TLC Team using the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. I'm not a fan of this colours but they go well for a baby's card.

For this card I used:

Cardstock Vanilla from Recollections, Lovely Lilac and Green Galore from SU
Cardstock: Nana's Nursery from DCWV
Stamp: ABC Cuddley from TLC Creations
Accessories: Cream felt from Fabricland, Rosette die from MFT, pearls from Recollections, Very Vanilla ribbon from SU, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder from SU and Round, Rectangular and Scallop circle Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking!!!

Free Shipping at Hambo Stamps!!!

Hello everyone!!!. Starting today until Thursday, Hambo Stamps is having FREE SHIPPING ($10 minimum). Please visit Hambo Stamps for sale items and great stamps and digi images!!!.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Santa's List!!!

Hello everyone!!!. Another month, another MFT Guest Designer contest!!!. I dream with that contest every month!!! If you win, the prize is HUGE, $200 worth in MFT products. This month the challenge was "HIT THE BOOKS". I have to tell you, this was a difficult one, but all the ladies creations were great. I still make cards for the challenge but I guess I have to learn how to make some projects apart from cards, I can't compete with those creations!!! check the thread HERE and you'll know what I mean!!!. For this challenge I though of Santa's Book/List and this naughty or nice girl was a perfect stamp for this paper. Here is my card:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Real red and Basic Black from SU
Designer paper: Holiday Style from October Afternoon
Stamp: Candy Cane Kisses from MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spiral punch and red and white twine from SU and Copic Markers.

Thanks for looking!!!

Crafty Gals March Challenge "Not Luck... Blessings"

Hello everyone!!!. New month, new challenge at my Crafty Gals Group. This time our leader Melina challenged us with this:


Okay, so this month we celebrate St. Patty's day. Well, some of us do. I never have gotten into it that much even though I have some Irish blood in me. I guess my thing is I don't believe in luck. I believe in blessings.  So, I love saying "Have a blessed day" when I'm out and about on St. Patty's Day! LOL!
So, my challenge for you is to create a project whatever you'd like, a card, scrap page, 3D item, etc....using these things:

1. 2 different shades of green.
2. Make the sentiment a "blessings" or "thankfulness" theme.
3. A Nature element somewhere on your creation. Examples: plant, sun, flower, grass, etc image and/or use patterned paper with plants, grass etc.....Any Natural element you can think of on your project.
I want you to really go "green" on this challenge!

And here is my card:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Early Expresso from SU
Designer Paper: Lost and Found Christmas from My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers and the sentiment is from the set Crosses of Hope both from SU
Ink: Chocolate chip and Old Olive from SU
Accessories: Oval and Oval scallop Spellbinders and sewing machine.

Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Another Frosty, Christmas card!!!

Hello everyone!!! I made this card for the Wednesday MFT Sketch challenge and for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge. Here is my card:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Old Olive and Whisper White from SU
Designer Paper: 12 days of Christmas from My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Frosty and Fabulous Snowman from MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Martha Stewart's Pine branch punch and snowflake punch. SU Red Riding Hood striped ribbon and paper piercing tool kit and the button from ebay.

Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, 2 March 2012

My three Snowmen

Hello everyone!!!. Another post for today. I said already it was going to be a calm day!!!. Another Christmas card  for the CCC12 challenge at SCS. I used the Viva la Verve Sketch for the first week of March. I flipped the sketch and with all the snowflakes and branches you can't even see the sketch... but I promise is there!!!

Here is my card:

Here is the sketch for you to see:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Red Riding Hood and Whisper white from SU
Designer Paper: Holiday Style from October Afternoon
Stamp: Snowmies from Whimsie Doodles
Accessories: Snowflakes, branch and Mistletoe punches all from Martha Stewart, Labels 4 Spellbinder and Copic Markers.

Thanks for looking!!!

Blooming day!!!

Hello everyone!!!. FRIDAY!!!. My favourite day of the week!!! This is going to be a very long weekend for us in BC. The teachers are on strike, so no school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday is a calm day for us: kids at school, Tae Kwon Do for the family and "Pizza night with a movie". This days will pass  sooner than I want to but the memories will stay with us forever!!!
Yesterday I made a card for the Create with TLC Team, using the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. Here is my card:

I made this flowers with the Rosette die from MFT, usually I made them with felt, is easier, never with paper, but they turned out really nice. I bought a couple of new paper stacks from October Afternoon and I love them. I hope you like this card as well!!!

For this card I used:

Cardstock: White from Recollections and Baja Breeze, Old Olive and So Safron from SU
Designer Paper: "Sidewalks" from October Afternoon
Stamp: Out in the garden from TLC Creations
Accessories: Medium and small rosettes dies from MFT, Martha Stewart branch punch, Rectangular scallop Spellbinders, I don't remember the border punch but it is from Martha Stewart, the pearls are from SU and I used the paper piercing tool kit from SU as well.

Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Faith Group February Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!!. The card I made is for our Faith Group challenge. This month our host Jackie challenged us to make a card with this instructions:

We all know that February is the month of LOVE so my challenge is for you to create something with LOVE in mind.....with a bit of a twist

Usually, the cards made during this month are all red, pink & white but I want you all thinking outside the box:

I want you to use NON TRADITIONAL colors to create your project

Your creation must be made with NATURE as the main, trees, mountains, water---you get the idea

Finally, I want to see at least 1 circle shape on your creation

I know it is a simple card compared it with the ones I've been doing. But it is not a traditional love colours and I wanted to use some neutral ones. It has been a while since I don't use neutral colours and also with this big stamp you don't have room to use DPs. But I like it!!!. I hope you like it too!!!

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Brown, cream and black from Recollections, Sahara Sand from SU
Ink: Early Expresso from SU
Stamps: Elements of Style and Perfectly Penned from SU
Accessories: my nail to do the distress border, circle Spellbinder and brads from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for looking!!!