Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

Hello everyone!

It was a very nice weekend. Visiting a couple of Bazaars to try to get things for the house. Baking Babka and trying to make a sketch card some to live.

I have been in the mood for christmas, I have added to my library list of music at christmas music, well some. I have been missing the smells of christmas from home. So today I was able to change the desing I sketched to mae it look lika this:

So what do you think?! I have used so little materials it is not funny!! I amloing everybodies seasonal cards. specially the 25 holiday cards form Kristina and Ashley Newell´s! There is not end to their creativity, for diferent layouts, colors and use of materials! (sigh) .

Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving such a nice comments, you guys make me feel great!

Tons of hugs!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sketch Book!

So not having all my card making materials really gets me. Yes, I admit it! but what is worse, it shuts down my imagination and so I spend hours looking at other people's creations while starving for new materials, new ideas, etc.

Then I remembered Krisntina's sketch book. Wow!! her template is great, the directions from her video are amazingly easy to follow and I will have to have a use for it would be lost material... I loved it so much I ended up making two: one for me and one to share.
So here are the two I came up with. Since lacking many things I decided I was going to use my computer to create paper with a word pattern that said: " imagine, sketch, create" over and over and over again.

And here is the other one. I love both they are simple and the best of all they are soooooo useful. Believe me guys we should all at least try to make one of these. It truly has helped get my inspiration back!

Ahhhh what a relieve!!!
So what you think?! they are not as pretty as Kristina's but hey they work!

Merry Christmas!

So the other day after I made the sketch book I was thinking I have to sit down and used it. and this is one of the cards that came up after using the precious sketch book.

I used small pieces of paper with all kinds of greens and other colors. So excuse me if I don't mention any of the paper desiners that I used. I know I have a bit of DCWV, My Minds Eye, and I can't remember the others. I used Inkadinkado clear stamp to write "Merry" and my own hand to Write "Christmas".

(sigh) I am so frustrated for not having the soooo many of my things with me... all my ink pads stamps, paper, punches, etc. It is a great excuse to get new things but not when they cost so much to bring them here... to Pakistan.

I keep praying that I will not get frustrated anymore and get actually more creative about making cards with little materials. (sigh)

Sorry for yapping so much. I hope you like this card and the challenge of making a card with little materials and give it a try. Le t me know what you come up with.

Many Hugs!
Have you seen Krisitna's christmas tree card? Could have we been thinking about the same thing!?! Amzing!

Feel Better Soon!

Hello there!

One more card. I made this card some time ago and it is now that I am sharing it... I am telling you I have a hard time making cards lately.

This one is a fell-better kind of card. I used Inkadinkado stamps and the only stamp ink I have, black! I actually saw around the darker "SOON" I punched the wholes first and then sew.

So I am going to leave you guys to it!
Many thanks!

Wait!!! so what do you guys think?! please drop me a line and let me know!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Hello there!

As I told you, I have not missed any of the blogs' latest happenings. Tell me, who doesn't love Kristina Werner and her so very inspirational cards?

So time to eat turkey an count your bleassings more carefully then usual. I have tons let me share a couple:
I give thanks for...
1) Loving, kind, funny, creative, amazingly smart, skillful, patient and always handsome husband.
2) Loving and caring family.
3) Been able to experience other cultures and countries.
4) Health.
5) Feeling the promises coming true from up above.

There are so many more...So been that time of the year, where we give thanks for everything, plus the help of the fabulous tutorial from Kristina Werner, I made this card:

I am so curious about how other peoples card turn out. I am telling you, I miss Kristina's challenges and the amazing job she did of picking the bests and making an electronic "quilt" with all of them! (sigh). However her 25 days of cards videos are just "delicious" as a former 3rd grade student use to say and they are a great inspiration.

Well, here it is please let me know what do you think. I will be back with more. Got to go because I am getting a great idea for another card
Hugs to you all!
P.S. By the way I used my mind's eye paper for the turkey's tale.

Absence is Over

Good evening,

How justify my absence here?! There is none, really. I am sure you want to know. I have been busy ( that is our major excuse). I have been in Islamabad for a few months but feels like we have been here for a couple of weeks. Work and the stress of the situation in the country just brings you down and the creative juices seem to dismiss itself saying "it is not a good time".

But things are getting better in the city and the juices are almost back into inspiration mode. I have to admit I have not missed any of my friends blogs... I have been checking them out and seen what products are new, what techniques are the latests scream in the fashion world of card making and I end up with big sighs and saying to myself "if only".

So... I have been creating some stuff this week and you will see them soon. Thanks for those of you who have been leaving a comments while I have been sooooo absent, and reminded me that in this gigantic sea people still care!

See yah in a few minutes with some new cards!
Hugs to all!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

No Stamp Birthday Card

Hello, hello!

Yes, this is a Birthday card. Taking intoaccount my shortage of basic materials I decided to start experimenting making cards with out stamps. I like to scribble so whenever I draw something I like then I make a template on vellum paper. So this card I think turn out pretty well. Check it out!

Yes, I still have some designer paper. This one in particular I don't know the name. It came with a chipboard packet I got somewhere. I am sure you have also seen this image in the past. I used it to make a birthday card at the very begining of this blog. The message... well, I am not very happy with it but it works okay. It is my hand writing.

Okay girls, that is it for today I am happy to be able to post as much as I have these last few days. Hope to read you soon!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Boiling-Hot Creativity!

Hey there!
Hope you guys are doing great. Not having internet for a day due to wiring problems was great yesterday. My creativity juices started to boiled and came out with some good sketches. For now I want to show you the result of one.

For some reason my pics are not as good as they used to, I might try to make them bigger.
So what do you think? Were the juices boiling-hot enough?
I have to go... I am watching a documentary with my hubby.
Many hugs!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

First Cards in a Foreing Land

Hello everyone!

I am very happy but a little sad too. I am very thankful for everything that has happened to us. We moved to Pakistan and have had a great start here.
I am a little sad because I didn't get to bring all my suplies. I wasn't able to buy all of the cute things or the much needed things I was dying to get before coming here. I could not get soooo many things but with all and all I am very thankful for everything.
Our days here have gone really fast and everything's been fine. We are really enjoying our house, garden and the neighborhood. I have even met a papercrafter today through e-mail, Hi Afsha!!

Since I don't have many of the materials that I normaly use. I have decided to try and go black and white for the first card. Here it is!
I thought the card wasn't as sad as I imagined in my mind. It actually made me feel very good. The truth is that I was not in the mood to create but I thought I would organize my craft spot and give it a try.

Then a challenge!! There was a Baby shower for four baby boys!! Yes, four baby boys and four different moms. I checked for ideas on ETSY and KWerner's blog. Put different ideas together and here is the card I came up with.

What do you think about my first cards in a foreign land? Now I can say I feel very challenged and very happy to have such a great opportunity. To be VERY creative and use materials like I have never used before.

Many hugs and thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What I Will Miss The Most!

I am in my home town with my family, finally enjoying the summer vacation. We already took a road trip, been up and down all over town, made sleep overs and of course lunch and dinner together.

Today while reading travelingmama's American Shopping List I couldn't be more amazed on how simple the list was and how I keep making everything soooo complicated trying to figure out what is it that I will miss the most? should I take bunch of goodies? am I willing to spend money on extra luggage to take all the goodies? Of course I should. All this thinking made me realized that it is my family I will miss the most, this beautiful land and the people.

Now off to do some more research and more errands.
P.S. I have been missing my craft paper things!! (sigh)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It has not hit me yet, or has it, already!?

Hey how are y'all doing? This is what I have been doing and how I have been feeling lately about the whole moving-out-of-the-country thing.

My summer just started and along with it the loooong process of emptying the appartment. My DH left really early this morning. I am already missing him tons!In the mean time I am sitting in a cybercafe because we terminated our internet and cable contract... sooo... after a long day of moving things around our apartment ... I am tired, girls.

I am also very happy. Seems like all those months of preparations have been worth the stress it caused. Things are happening very fast now and everyday doesn't seem to be enough.. but ohhh well... just like what Bobby Marley sed to sing "...everything is going to be alright, everything is going to be alright, everything is going to be alright..."

For now I am looking foward to see my family at the end of this week, enjoy them as much as I can and... this is going to be crazy but I am looking foward to meet our buddies Bernadine and Henrique! yes.. they are comming to town all the way from Islamabad... Yipee!!!

Okay, I am running out of time here, so I am going to be leaving soon. Just wanted to drop a line or two about what I have been doing.

Have any of you moved from your country? I would love to know about your experience. The only thing that I have to say for now is that it feels good, it has not hit me yet that I will be leaving my country, my town, my home, my family, my friends ( sighs) or maybe it has already!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A new Life In Pakistan!

WOW! can't believe such a long time has passed since I last posted anything. Sorry about that!

Well, I am writing to let you know I will be absent for a while. Our tiny little family is moving to Pakistan. Yes, I know it sounds crazy but we do really believe it will be not only a big culture change but also a great and positive experience. We will go to a place we are both going to learned about the culture of, since none of us have lived in that area of the world.

I was soooo busy making last minute cards for friends, packing and finishing the school year that.. I barely had time to put up any pictures of my latest creations.

One of the things I will miss the most,besides all my family, the good company, the yummy stuff, and magnificent weather, is the scrapbooking club at Scrap-it! Could it be that there are card makers or scrapbookers or paper artists in Pakistan? that will be my next reasearch project.

So, please bare with me as our journey to a new home starts in a week (it actually started at least a month ago). I will post some pics of our soooo-empty apartment soon.

Hugs and thanks!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration # 50

Hello there,
Once again I am going nuts and not updating as much as I would love to. It is just that I am getting ready to finish the school year and also we are moving to a different country ( I am soooo exited about it) ...later on I will let you know where.. but it is happening soon. I think it is a great excuse for not post anything in a loooong time.

Anyway I just couldn't let this color inspiration pass, it is Kristina's 50th Color Inspiration I am so happy for her!!!!Congrats Kristina! and this is my card:

I am telling you, this was the taughest Color Inspirations of all I have done! Cute colors but not easy to use them all in one single card, you know! Please forgive the picture, my hubby is traveling with the camera and I am left with my phone's cam.
I basically use bazzil card stock, DCWV yellow cardstock, some buttons I got from the merceria, flowers I got from a friend, Inkadinkado clear stamp set, chipboard and a lot of time to make this simple card...
Guys, just in case I don't get to win anything (I rarely win anything) I have to say, it is so much fun to just participate check on your ideas and cards and just give and receive comments!! Don't you?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kwerner Color Inspiration #48

I have to apologize for the late post and the poor light in the picture. I had to take it at night if I wanted to participate in this color challenge. I will try to take another picture and post it later this week when I back home.

Beautiful colors once again! Loving the picture that inspired the color inspiration this week... This wont be a long post just want to really quickly share what I didi for this challenge.

I am traveling so I will post more about the materials and details about how I did it or how I came u with the idea! I looooove this card! I used the Kristina's template... I am really in love with that template.

Thanks for reading

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank You Teacher!

Hello there!

I made this card thinking my friends can use it to thank their son/daughter 's teacher... for parent teacher conference, for report cards, or for any special occasion just fo a teacher!

I used DCWV, I and SU Defining stamp set. I was actually really suprised on how many colors I used and they look great together. The colors are bright and really loudly screams: "SCHOOOL!!" I really like it!

I hope you find some inspiration on this card! Many thanks for stopping by!!

You & Me!

Hello there!!!
Just uploading some pictures of cards. Very simple card. I used inkadinkado acrylic letter stamp set, some great embossing powder and DCWV cardstock!

I made this thinking about love, happiness and my hubby! I know these are not his colors at all but it is how I feel when I see him you know light, soft... (sigh) sorry I got carried away hehehe.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


Kristina's Color Inspiration # 46

Wow!!! I tried sooo hard, so hard. Tim and I have two cameras and I tried using one of them but the memory stick was not working on my computer!!!! How frustrating but anyway... I just wanted to still posted eventhough I would have not been participating.

I was inspired by Kristina making her own embellishments! So here I made my own flowers just two but I think they turnout very cute. It was difficult not to use white I had to!!!I used colors from the challenge but I got tha cardstock from The Pack from DCVW! I love it!I also used Stampin Up smart cookie set! I wish there was a bigger version of this stamps set!

So what do you think? Do you think I could have make it to the top ten!? hehehe I don't know but I really liked the flowers I might use it in other projects! we'll see!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


A few weeks ago I posted a message really happy 'cause I found "Scrap it" the only store with basic scrapbooking and cardmaking materials. They have this Challenge where they let me pick a chipboard letter with wich I have to create a card... after struggling for a whole week I was able to come up with a couple of cards that I love... check them out.

I picked the letter "U" I think the U is very versatile... easy to use when it comes to a writing a sentiment. The only problem was that the letter was almost too big. LOL. it worked all right I think, right? what do yah think?

Materials: well, let me see if I remember.. uhm... yes bazzil cards stock, the paper I don't know where it is from I think it is K&B, I used versamark, white embossing powder, SU smart cookie set, some small pieces of DCWV card stock from The Pack.

Anyway... three different cards with couple of things in common, can you tell wich ones? besides the letter "U"? And wich one is your favorite? Mine is the one with orange designer paper!

Many hugs!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Max Is Here

I made friends with a great Pre-Kinder teacher. Karina is a wonderful person I wish I would have met her long time ago. Anyway... she will be bringing Max to this world very soon and we are all wishing her the best while she is getting ready for his arrival.

Karina was looking at other cards I made and she came up with this great layout. I think it is soooo lovely! it took me nothing to put these cards together. What yah think? I love it!!

The paper is from DCWV, star punch and dimensionals... the rest is my printer's work.

(sigh) I can't wait to see little Max soon!


Teacher-Like Card

Looking at old cards. I found this one. I loved it sooo very much I thought.. hey I have not share this card yet. So here it is...

I remember when I made this card I was not working and was in teacher-like kind of cards... I got a very cheap apple puncher and used it to create this and other cards... I really like the apple design. Also these very basic colors... reminds me of school and the simple colors that can make a teacher's room a very warm and welcomy environment for children.
No fancy materials for this card. I think the only fancy one was the ribbon I got from the local craft store. Of course the SU stamps and ink. The paper I took from my notebook and old boxes cardboard ... Isn't it cute? I love the red apple, I used Versamark and clear embossing powder and finally punched the apple!!! really neat contrast and a great look.
Look at this card and think of ..... a Pencil! ;)
Many hugs!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Long Time Not Updated

Yeap I know it is been a long time and I am very sorry. But here I come with a couple of cards.

But before giving you the cards I want to share something. I finally went to the only scrapbooking store in this big city. Not a very big store,taking into account that there are soooo many companies with soo many great products.. you can go to to check it out. It is not a big website but it will give you an idea of how new the scrapnooking is in this country.

So I tried uing some Color Inspiration and couldn't post it on time to participate in the top 20 but I just thought I could post it now.. I used the same sentiment stamp...
Did you noticed I am not using any designer paper? I know I guess I have used none before but it is not usual. Soooooo what do you think? like it? any suggestions?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kristina Werner Color inspiration # 40!!

Sorry I have not post anything is such a long time... I just went back to work and now I don't have as much time as I would love to.

I was also patiently waiting for Kristina's Color Inspiration and here it is.
What a great color combination! I actually used these colors to make a group of cards. Please check them out.
Closed, showing the front.

Open and showing the cards inside!

This is my favorite of the cards!
I really like these colors, they are sort of citrus-y. I agree with Kristina!...

This is my second favorite one!

I used My Minds Eyes paper, Chipboard ( I dont remember the company) and no stamp! How crazy is that!? I also used paper punches, markers... I am trying to think really hard about the materials I used but they don't seem to be coming up in my mind.

Please check, enjoy and please leave a comment!


Thursday, January 22, 2009


This is a card I made before our Christmas break. Ian and Pauline got married at a beach. I never saw her dress but it was funny to learn that her dress was the same color the ribbon I used!!! how crazy is that? I bet that if I tried to plan the card based on her dress color it would have never happened!

This card was a group card so, meaning a card a group of people would share and signed fro Ian ansd Pauline. Ana (a friend) added couple of handmade paper inside so friends from work could sing the card.

Hugs and enjoy it!