Hello all!

As you know, we've been living quite an experience after pass of Hurricane Maria thru our beautiful Puerto Rico.  I refer to it as "experience" because I don't like to call it something negative.  It negative in the sense that thousands of families have lost their homes, but I think this "experience" has also brought a lot of blessings and learning.

We've learned to respect Nature...  We've learned that being comfortable is not synonymous of being happy.  We've been able to confirm what a large amount of things we have that we don't really need to live; and we've found happiness by giving.  There is really a long list of things we've learned but there's is one particular one I learned and is that we also need to accept help when needed.  We are very grateful of our blessings and sometimes we just think we don't want to bother anybody.

So, we have helped and we have received help  from others.

As a family activity (for fun) I created this award for a member of the family who really took the extra mile helping everybody.  He helped with his company, with support, and of course he brought us ice when we didn't have electricity... LOL!

I used a transparency in which I hand draw a hurricane shape, then cut and painted with snow marker, that when heated creates a magnificent effect.

To create the award base I used a little box, a wooden stick and chipboard pieces, which I painted with Distress Ink, and then applied Mod Podge.   The effect is awesome. It looks like wood.

We awarded my brother in law on Thanksgiving Day and it was kind of a funny activity that at the same time embraced a very serious message... We are grateful.

Hello gorgeous people!   Hope you are fine.

Here I am again, sharing a card I quickly made last weekend...  I already had this beauty colored with watercolor pencils, waiting for some inspiration...

So I sponged painted the border of the card base and place a piece of paper with beautiful colored lines that was just a background to a stickers packaging from BoBunny.  Yeah... it's packaging...

I also used half doily to create a more feminine look on framing the girl.  

The banner was made with washi tapes and bakers twine... helped with sequins and dimensional adhesives...

The sentiments were stamped in scrap paper pieces... never trash them... they are useful!

Inside the card I stamped "Happy Birthday"...

Hope you liked it! :)

A friend celebrated her 40th birthday.

So... I remembered something that always gets my attention in her Facebook page.   Let me tell you.  She travels a lot. Right. She also goes to Starbucks all over the world. Her name is very pretty but it seems no one at Starbucks can spell it right. I believe she doesn’t tell the employees how to write it on purpose so she can enjoy all the different versions and interpretations of her name (that’s what I would do too).   And the cool thing is that she always shares a photo of the cup with the misspelled name...  This happens over and over and it’s kind of funny.

I think she should make an album identifying all places matched with the different photos of the cups with the different names.  Wouldn't that be cool?

So I made her this card. I needed to tell you that story before, so you can understand the different handwritten names in the cups silhouettes.

 I used stamps and stencils from Latina Crafter.  I also used some inkadinkado stamps, vellum, bakers twine and a brad.

The correct spelling of the birthday grit is Scarlette. I hope she likes it.  I gave it to her during her surprise party but she collected all the presents to see them later... so let's cross fingers.

Inside the card...?  Well, guess what?   I was supposed to give her a Starbucks gift card.  That would have been the natural gift with this card.  However, that night (yes, I pretended to buy it on the way to the get together that very same day...),  I didn't find an open Starbucks on the way.  We are still working businesses with limited schedules or some still close after the Hurricane...

So I just inserted a bill...  that I hope she spends on coffee.... LOL!

Did you like it?

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I usually like to use more media when creating projects, and even for cards.  The feeling of stamping, painting, use textures and get the hands dirty is awesome. LOL!

However , sometimes can be probably because the lack of time, or the urge to just make something fast... but I sometimes make quick and easy CAS cards. Not only CAS because they are simple and easy to replicate but also because I made them relatively fast.

This is the case of these two.

One is a birthday card. It is for a friend... male friend. And I didn’t want the card to have too many details because when I start adding I usually end up with too feminine cards. So this is meant to be a male birthday card.

The other one is very suitable for anyone going through tough times or just a note card.

For both I used Unity Stamp Co stamps.

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Hey... Happy Sunday.

Here's an advise for you...

Be yourself. Find your own personality and just live. That’s key to happiness in some way.

Love this sentiment stamp because it can touch a lot of feelings and be relevant to a lot of people.

This is a card using  “Be a Beauty” planner Gal from Unity Stamp Co.

Hope you like it. Be yourself. Always.

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