Sunday, September 28, 2008

Congratulations You Have Had a Few Baby Cards

I was very productive today, an the whole weekend, not only took care of couple of things at home but was also bursting with creativity. well, not really it took e a while to came up with two baby cards, but here is the other one I made today.

I was sooo happy I had to take a pic and post it. I will change it tomorrow morning!

I am very happy that baby cards does not feel as difficult anymore, after making the second one.

For this one I used SU punch, Fast Note stamps set, Tempting Turquoise ink pad, I have also used Congratulation stamp from stampabilities and Stabilo fine marker (0.4), the design paper. I am not sure who's because this paper and a bunch more I bought it used!

I really loooove the color combination, the window and the ribbon which I don't use often. Very lovely card. Do you think it is lovely too? hehehe I know I have to learn to be more humble hehehe. Still let me know!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

So Very Difficult

Hello there!
Sorry I have been absent for a few days, actually I think it was the whole week or at least that is how it feels.
I have been trying to make baby cards, you know, happy new baby, welcome little one, etc. I just find out it is not easy! at least not for me, so I have been around checking people's work on baby cards and some of them have inspired me but I came up with my own design. So.. here it is:

For this card I used: Stamping up colors (Chocolate chip, Positively pink) also SU rubber stamp from the So Very set. Gross grain ribbon, some old book pages for the scallop on the left and a bit to stamp "sweet" trying to make it look vintage!
What do you guys think? Any suggestions? I will take them!Hope you like it, enjoy it and inspire you! See yah. I will be back soon with more baby cards.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Business Cards

So, after Kristina's Color Inspiration I started to think in a design for my business cards. It was not easy, I was actually thinking about just take the logo and the info and get them done somewhere, but then my HH (Handsome Husband) mentioned wouldn't they be better if you make them yourself? I mean you are a paper crafter and have good ideas sure will come up with something.

I said to myself "DUHHHH". Of course I should!!! So after thinking, trials and errors I came up with an original design for my business cards. Check them out!!!

I made them with leftover papers I had from other projects, I think I gave them good use. I made these cards with different paper design on both sides. I made sure they would go together or contrast nicely.

Also after reading and trying so many ways to glue the vellum paper... I decided I would go with the UHU glue stick and use it in very small quantities. Paper is from My minds eye and DCWV. I thought about adding on tiny embellishments but... I was worried it would have been too much and it would not fit in people's wallet or whatever. So I thought about some cute little holes and it looks nice!

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration # 23

Here we go again!! Lovely Autumn colors

I know I have posted a card for today but you tell me... who can resist one of Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration? I had to participate specially because of the colors!!! they are very Autumnmy! ( does that word exists?) anyway.... I found this pattern on Paper Craft Magazine it is a design from Wendy Sue Anderson and I knew it would go perfect with these colors! So here it is.

It is as usual a very simple card, I meant to write " Gobble til you Wobble" but I wasn't sure and I was afraid it was not going to look so good. Anyway, I hope you like it and enjoy it!

Three Little Hearts

So I've had this idea in my mind for such a long time... but then again, I was thinking it would be a very-busy-looking card, with so many things in it: textures, windows, faux embossing, water mark with Versamark, etc... ahhhhhh but I think that is what I like about it.

Please take a look and let me know what you think!

Ahhhhh, I really like it! I almost forget to mention that this card and the little windows are inspired by Kristina's videos... she made something like this but with cupcakes. Thanks Kristina!!!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Love in Black and White

I hope I am not getting you all bored with my updates on cards specially about love cards! hehehe...
I made this one thinking on making something really simple. It takes a while to get it done cause as you can see it has 6 different stamps from the Little Pieces set from SU. But since I love stamping I don't really care hehehe... what do you guys think?

Great Dinner, Awsome Chutney

Hello there!
Do you guys remember I was soooo proud of my crystallized ginger the other day? Well, I used part of it to make Mango Chutney for an Indian Dinner we were going to host just for another couple friend of us.

I prepared the Chutney the afternoon before and it turned out great. I wish I took pics of everything I prepared for that dinner.

Of course, there is always something that doesn't go as planned, right? There was so much food on our small table and everything looked sooo good and smells blended in so deliciously that I forgot to take out the chutney... I was going to cry next day when I was doing the dishes... and remembered.. But we had left overs and decided to give it a try.... guys have no idea..... It was glorious!! what a fab lunch I had! Anyway, this is the pic I took of the chutney when I finished preparing it, it was hot so I am holding it with a towel I love the colors!

Do you guys have a favorite kind of food? I love Indian, Japanese, Thai and Venezuelan of course.

Be back with a card I am making!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kristina Color Inspiration #22

These are some amazing Color Kristina has introduced us to, ah? After checking some of the creations I have to say I am glad I am not the only one having a hard time putting these colors together and it was soooo hard I only used two colors.

Lately I have been all about windows hehehe... so here it is ... well uhmmm.... it is not a window, well sort of uhmmm. I am not sure what do you guys would say it is!?

just used 200gr. weight Mavi Card stock, SU colors and Fast Notes stam set from SU. Super simple design, two cool colors, one great stamp, that was my entry, what do you guys think?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Something Different

Hello you guys,

I have had tons of free time and between getting cards made and other things, I have been cooking a lot for the past few days.

I come from a family of great cooks, not famous but with great hands for cooking, buenas manos para la cocina, meaning good at seasoning and putting things together and make them work, cooking without measurements and adding things to the eye.
I remember telling my mom I wanted to become a chef when I grew up and even though I am not a chef I love cooking. Anyway, today I was preparing Mango Chutney to eat with super YUMMY Indian food we prepare at home. The recipe requires crystallized ginger and I had to make it from scratch (I don't think I could find it here and if I did I wouldn't buy something I can make myself.) I was so proud of it and how it turned out that I decided it would be a great pic and that I should share it here with you.
Here it is:

From this very fresh root of ginger to this scrumptious preserved:

I am not very good at taking pics but I really like this one!

So I didn't know how to make crystallized ginger before so I looked it up on the Internet and HERE is the link to the recipe.
I am not as good as my mom or my aunts about eye measuring hehehe... specially if it has to do with things I don't do often!
This is not only easy but super simple, you can use ginger in this form, for sooo many recipes or even eat it as candy it is really good. Can you tell I really like ginger? hehehe!!!
See yah!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Now... a birthday card!

So... liking the window sooo very much I am posting these birthday cards, but before I want you to look at the inside of the Window Christmas card, just because I was asked about it at SCS and so I thought... uhmmmm maybe I should show it here too... so take a look:

Sorry I don't have a better picture of the inside of this card but it gives you an idea, right? anyway...what do you think?

And here are the Birthday cards:

I used My minds eye paper. I am sorry I keep using it. I just really like it. I used SU stamps and inks! ( I heard you can now place your order online now, how dangerous is that? hehehe... so... uhmmm. I think I went very simply on these ones!

So, What do you guys think? Working on more "love" cards! I will show you soon, probably tomorrow afternoon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Early Christmas Cards

Good day, Creative People, I made this cards not too long ago and decided I should share them with you since I keep pulling them out and look at them and actually play with them. I am posting all three separate because I love them soo much.

So I used My minds eye paper, Punch Pal Stampin Up set along with the earth colors ink pads from the same company. I loooooove the way it turn out this card and most of all I love the window hehehe. I am sure you have noticed that from the previous post, hehehehe.

Same materials on this card except for the design paper! Don't you love these little fellas?! This set and this penguin was the first stamp I got to use, just one of the some I got this past Summer.

This one right here!!! Is my favorite ever. Can you see the round decoration? it spins!!! yes it does, back and forth!!!!!!! I really like it!

All these card were inspired by the members of the galleries on SCS to whom I want to give tons of Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work, but this one I saw it in You tube. I was looking for the person responsible of my inspiration but can't find it now, I guess it was one of those things you go through, look, enjoy, learn from and don't ever tag or add to your favorites.

I am right now working on other and may post them soon!

So, these are my Early Christmas cards, what do you think?

P.S. I just found the video in YouTube, hehehe, it is not mine so I don't think I can post it here but... I can tell you the video is called: Owl Spinner Card. Enjoy it! I wish I could see all your creations!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hugs and Kisses

Happy Sunday guys!

So I keep having ideas for cards and different sentiments with the exception of keep using this sketch that I loooooove so much. What are your feelings about windows in a card? I am in love with it and last night I stayed up and worked on this card. What do you guys think?

For this card I have used Painted Garden Stampin Up set. I really like it. Ruby Red stamping pad, Defining Alphabet Stamping up set, Versamark and clear embossing powder, design paper from My mind's Eye. BTW, I am so in love with this paper I am using it in all the cards I have been making!

I had such a hard time about picking a pic that I had to post both! hehehe.

So I hope this inspires you, can't wait to hear your opinion about this one. Enjoy!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Today is Friday and I am happy! I had a good time last night and today is promising to be a busy day for me.

I want to show you this cards! I made them thinking about a male birthday card. I like them but I also think they are missing something, like a border, a background or something. Okay so what you think?
Very short post here.
Much, much to do!!
Have a wonderful Friday.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration #21

what do you think about this colors? they are very bright and for me... ( yikes) not so easy to put together, I mean I know there were soooooo many things I could have done... including this one I hope you like it, and get inspired!

Another Color Inspiration, I love them. Not so easy this time, at least not for me. at the beggining I would only looked at the beads on the shoes... I couldn't make it work and end up with this:

I think I like it after all. I used... uhmm (thinking) so many things... let me see: Embossing powder, stamping ink pads hehehe sorry I can't remember the names it was a long day, also Little Pieces rubber stamps, Painted garden rubber stamps, and smogarasorders stamp set all from SU, some gross grain white ribbon, rub-ons from American Craft.

...and I think that is it! Enjoy it!!!!

P.S.By the way, is there an easy way to cut the center circle of the letter o? If you know please let me know. Pleeeeease.


Good morning you guys!
Hope you are doing just great. I have this idea for a Valentine card design. I used For a Friend stamp set from Stampin' Up. I am really enjoying my new toys. I am so eager to get the new caddy and get more toys.

I also used some great Staedler 0.3mm markers, ¿great bright colors and just great I want to use them in every project hehe. Of course I almost forget, I used design paper from different companies... let me think.. uhmmmm... DCWV... ohhhh me and my bad memory... ohhh and My Mind' Eye. I really like this design, it is very simple, but you know how you see how simple it is that you keep going back to check it and see if you could add a little something? I just could find anything else to put in it. If you have suggestions, please leave a comment and let me know.

Hope you like it as much I do, I hope this also inspire you too!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Good Luck Carolina!

Carolina, a good friend from work is leaving overseas... (sigh)... We will miss her. I made this card really fast. I was inspired by Bombus at Etsy ( ) I love the cards and other awesome goodies made creatively but also looooove the fact that the things are made out of recycle materials! check it out and you will see.

So... what do ya'll think? I really like it! it is very simple and very easy to make. I used American Craft Rub-ons, an old map from Chicago area ( though she is not going there hehe) Post-its and ribbonFX I got from Hobby Lobby this Summer.
Enjoy the view and get inspired.