Did you see my green and shiny card from yesterday?  I mentioned I made two.  These are to share with Facebook Unity Show and Tell page.  There's a challenge to use green and shiny elements.

So this is a second card I made for a friend who's turning 40... Well, she actually turned 40 last Friday but I'll see her today.
So you have to understand...  you don't turn 40 everyday, right?  This is a tough job. LOL!

That's why I think the sentiment was perfect.  "Move over coffee... this is a job for alcohol."


I'll meet with her and another friend for brunch with mimosas and hopefully to give her a hug and wish her the best.

Base of the card is green and I used a white doily and other green papers for the banners.
I stamped the image using two different green inks over white cardstock, then frame with another shade of green cardstock.

Sentiment was stamped over white too and used some sequins to provide the shiny part of the challenge.


I think it's cute...  

The girl turning 40 is the image at right.   at left there's another friend and neighbor...  I'm the one in the middle.  Not really that thin anymore but definitely always the tallest. :)


Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your Sunday.



Hello...
Happy Saturday.
I recently made this card for a challenge at Facebook Unity Show and Tell page.  It consists on using green and shiny elements.

So, since I needed some cards for two birthday friends, I applied the challenge.


For the first friend's card I stamped these nice wine bottles with green ink on white cardstock and applied glossy accents.  They are really shiny and provide that "glass" look.

I framed this with green cardstock and placed on an asymmetric piece of another green tone cardstock, using dimensional adhesives.

Sentiment was stamped with darker green and made a banner with cardstock.  A little touch with washi tape too...


Hope you like my card.  Below is the photo of the whole look.

I'll be sharing with the Facebook group.  I made a second one for a girl friend and will show it to you tomorrow.  Come back and visit.


A Jar for rainy days?  I know I know... You think I'm crazy.  Maybe I am a little bit... but yes, this is a jar for rainy days.

This is a mason jar painted with acrylic paint and embellished using cardstock, vellum, stamped sentiments, flowers, and washi tape.

Front

Back


But the cool thing is that it is destined to preserve positive messages...  words from friends...  love and support messages, and all those things you need to hear during your sad days.   Maybe you are going through a though phase in your life (sickness, separation, changes in general...)....

So when you feel lonely or sad, you just open your Jar For Rainy Days and read the messages your friends and family have for you.


I stamped some messages but provide blank cards for handwritten personalized messages too.


Stamps from Latina Crafter.


Hope you like it.


We have to believe... we need to believe... we have to convince ourselves that we can do things, and that we can be strong.

I combined two stamps brands for this card...  Image is from Unity Stamp Co.  Even though is a Christmas image, I love that it is a very versatile image of an angel.    I stamped in vellum and added some Wink of Stella to the wings...


 Since this card was made for someone who preferred Spanish,  I used this sentiment from Latina Crafter.  In English this goes something like .. May your faith be larger than your fear...


I also used embossed paper, sequins, bakers twine, inks, and love.



Hope you like it.

Strong women aren't the ones that haven't been through tough moments...

... but the ones who learn from those and grow.

Kind of what this card is about.

Love this sentiment and image from Unity Stamp Co.


I stamped and watercolor the image in cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in vellum.   This vellum layer over the image make it look subtle and delicate, while the sentiment is center of attention.


Using pieces of papers and vellums from scraps I punch cut flowers and hearts and placed as a frame along with sequins.



I was thinking of a friend who recently separated from her husband.  I'm not sure I will give her this card though... 'cause not sure is a good timing...  But I made it thinking of her.

Thanks for stopping by.

Still in love?

Well...  it doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to send a Valentines card... I guess.

Just a quick CAS card I made with leftovers from other projects... I was literally cleaning my table and made this instead of trowing away the scraps.



Have a lovely week!






Numbers... numbers... numbers...

How old are you?
How tall?
How much do you weight?
How long have you being doing whatever?
You've been married, for how many years?
What's today's date?
What time is it?
etc
etc

Numbers... numbers... numbers...


Well, I admit they are important. Ok.  We are so much based in numbers and sometimes they are necessary... but I agree with this sentiment in this card.




Age and Glasses of Wine should never be counted. LOL!

I made this card for a friend... and even thought his real birth date is in a couple of days, I decided to show it here today because today happens to be National Drink Wine Day. 



I stamped several numbers in different inks and papers and fussy cut to arrange in a disorganized way...  After all I don't know the age of the recipient of this card. 

This card has some elements thinking of this friend.  The numbers not to count because he never reveals his age...  the rubber circles... (he works with rubber if we count making car wheels as that)... then the sentiment itself... (he likes wine)...  and the base where the sentiment is stamped shows some countries names (This guy loves traveling).
Inside the sentiment "HappyBirthday" is a woven sticker... I think he will appreciate it even though I didn't make it... because he loves sewing and he's very talented.



Happy Birthday friend...





Another day... another blessing...  I know I know ... It's LOVE day...  Well... that's everyday after all.  Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day.

Sometimes we worry too much...  we are always seeking for health, love, progress, beauty, and well being in general...   When we stop worrying, it all starts to make sense and finds its way.

This sentiment in this card refers to beauty... but I think it's not just physical beauty...  For me, it means that good finds its way...  love finds its way...  the truth finds its way...  justice, good intentions, reality...  all find their way when you let go.  So, beauty is all these things in a way.



Base of the card is white but I inked the borders to place on top another layer of cardstock which I distressed in the edges.

I stamped the line of flowers as base in the white stressed cardstock and the sentiment below at left using two colors of ink.

The bunch of flowers image was stamped three times.  The one in the middle was colored with watercolor first and then added a layer of Wink of Stella... Love the effect...  It provides kind of a glaze to the image.  When I made this card I also made a tag that I shared last week.  You can see it HERE.


The black and white flowers also have some Wink of Stella for a great opacity finish.  I really like it and hope you like it too.
 
Will share with Craft Stamper Magazine blog for the Anything Goes challenge, link HERE.

Continue having a great love week. :)

Happy Valentine's Day...
 
 
A sweet treat... chocolates... anything with love is always welcome.
 
 
This is a quick post to share some party favors made for some friends at work... from both my husband and me...
 
 
Little chocolate bars covered with stamped cardstock or patterned papers and so much love.
 
 
 
 
Hope you like them all.



Happy Sunday and thank you for stopping by.  I receive more active followers through Facebook page and Instagram, but always continue posting and documenting through the blog.

Today I am sharing a card with stamps I really like.  This little girl image is always so refreshing.  She's standing tall and ready to feel the air... or love... or simply enjoying nature and being alive.  Just love her.

I kept her dress simple colored with pencils but emphasized color and shine to her hair, adding fabulous glitter with glossy accents.


The flowers in the air can be what she's thinking, receiving or feeling.  You apply your own meaning to it.  I just stamped them with pink ink avoiding coloring afterwards.

The sentiment is also a stamp and this one particularly is part of the same kit with the girl.


I chose to frame with purple cardstock and then over pink base card to match all colors.  Sequins serve as a base for all.  Hope you like it.


I hope the card inspires you and somehow also the sentiment reminding you that you have the tools and the strength to do what you want... just loosen up.

I will share this post and card with my friends at Craft Stamper magazine since they are having an "Anything Goes" challenge...  Always trying to support the challenge and with the opportunity to win nice goodies.  Check it out HERE.

Happy Sunday my friends.


Happy Thursday...

Just stopping by to say hi and to share this cute little tag I made last week.  

It was made for a coworker friend who lent me something temporarily until I purchased one.  It was for about 2 to 3 days that I had this article but her gesture was really appreciated.  :)

I used corrugated carton for the base and applied inks and glitter.

I then stamped the sentiment on vellum.  The image was stamped on cardstock and colored with watercolors.  I then used a Wink of Stella to provide glitter and opacity to the image.  Love the effect.

Sequins and ribbon helped finished the piece.


Hope you like it.





I will share this with my friends at Craft Stamper Magazine. Always having something going on. Here’s the link:  http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2018/02/take-it-make-it-challenge-february.html?m=1



Hi there my friends...

If you have followed me in my social media pages, you know I've been documenting everyday miracles and happenings all my life.  I've been recently making layouts about some things related to Hurricane Maria...  Not complaining.  I am very blessed... but still there are things I want to remember after all this mess is gone... if it happens...

Anyways...  during those months without power and water, and with lots of difficulties to find hot food or cold drinks, we found this local pizzeria in my hometown that was serving food.  

Oh my God... I don't even drink soda and I had this "Coco Rico" with my pizza and it was great.



The layout is titled "Gold"... because this food was gold for us that day.  Even though we had a little gas stove to make food, it was really good to have this pizza and with cold sodas.  It seems something less important to get hot food and cold drinks... but there's a lot of people still suffering without electricity and without resources in my beautiful Puerto Rico, and around the world.  We should give importance to what matters.  Embrace your blessings.


I used several pattered papers, wash tapes, jewels, sequins, doily, chipboard, stickers and more...  Hope you like my page.


A sweet card for a sweet Sunday...

When I feel I need to create something as a stress reliever, I sometimes have time but sometimes don't.  So this is one of those cards or projects I try to make with fun stuff but also to be quicker when I don't have that much time.

The cupcake image is a stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine.  It was a freebie in one of the issues last year.  So cute.  I used Wink of Stella to color most of the image.  It's glittery.

 The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.



I used a playful background using a patterned paper with popsicles and hearts.  I combined it with other patterned papers and circles and buttons...


I think I've got a very sweet card... to wish you all a very sweet Sunday.


Hello everybody…
It’s been a while since my last post.  These weeks at work have been very intense… in a good way.
I’m sharing two CAS cards using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  The challenge in the Facebook page right now is to make a “love” card without color…. Just black and white.  I loved the idea.
For the first one I stamped this friendly owl directly to the base of the card, and using a masking to protect the image, I applied some gray at the bottom.   I stamped the sentiments callouts and even heat embossed two of them to provide some interesting look and not be boring.  I also applied some of them overlapping others and used dimensional adhesives for dimension.  Sequins at the end… always a nice touch I love…
For the second one I stamped the big heart up center and the sentiment just below.  I then surrounded the composition with little hearts and sequins.  I also painted wood veneers featuring a couple and positioned at center.
 
Hope you like both of my cards and thank you for stopping by.