Sunday, December 20, 2015

Winter/Holiday-coffee-lovers-blog-hop Winner!

Hi there crafty friends!
Short and sweet post today, just to thank everybody for your kind words visiting my blog during the hop and to announce the winner.
According to the winner is comment Number 14 Patry RoDecember 16, 2015 at 10:52 PM
Hi Loly!! This is awesome !!! I love your card!! TFS it!! I am your New follower .Regards!!

Patry Ro, please e-mail me your snail address ASAP!

Thanks! Have a blessed week!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi there crafty friends! I'm so excited to be part of Taheera's  Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

I made a card today, kind of following the concept of finding a surprise every day we open the door for each day's calendar. Its a gate fold card, the exterior is very simple,  with a not so simple closing and a hidden message inside.

All the papers are Lawn Fawn and the die cuts for the sentiments are Spellbinders, the inside sentiment is by Stampin Up! (old).
It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Butterfly Reflections Ink so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks for your visit! Have a blessed weekend. Special thanks to my friend Betcei Butler for the pictures.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes + Giveaway

Hi crafty friends!
I hope you are enjoying your Holiday Season! I am still in the process of finishing the cards I need to send. But today I'm sharing a special card that I made for the Winter/Holiday-coffee-lovers-blog-hop. 
I'm arriving late to the party, but it's always oh so fun!
So here is my card.

For the background I used a paper I got last Jan in a Simon Says Stamps card kit, the main image is by Lawn Fawn and the die I used to cut the snow bank is also by Lawn Fawn. To finish it up I just added some snowflake sequins. I colored the imaged with Zig clean color real brush markers. To blend the colors I used Wink of Stella and to finish up the cup I covered it with glossy accent.
To celebrate the blog hop and the season I'm giving away a Starbucks gift card.
Thanks for your visit and have a blessed week!

ETA I'm also adding this card to Choux Choux Paper   

Thursday, November 19, 2015

More Holiday Style

Hello Crafty friends!
I have another card for my On Line Card Class. This time is for day 7 "
Shimmer & Shine Cards". 

To create the background I used embossing paste with the SSS stencil "Falling snow" and then covered it with white glitter. My glitter tray had some green glitter residue that I left there on purpose, so you might  see the soft  green tint in it. The sentiment is by SSS and the Poinsettia is by Spellbinders. I added Wink of Stella to the Poinsettia.

To finish it up I added some sequins and red stickles to the border, a trick that I learned from Julie Eversole here.

I'm also adding this card to Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, Simon Says Christmas.

Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed rest of the day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Style

Hi dear crafty friends!
I'm taking an online class called Holiday Style, and enjoying every minute of it!
I'm always slow with the homework, but as I didn't work today, I had some time to play with my inks and stamps, and I want to share my card with you all, (I imagine most of us are frantically creating Christmas cards).
So, on day 2 of class the teachers gave us lots of beautiful inspiration on clean and simple cards. Mine was inspired by this  card by Kristina Werner.

So here you have it. If I have to make this card again I would use a white or silver embossing powder for the sentiment to create a better contrast. I used distress inks for the background and then spritzed water with perfect pearls and it gave a beautiful shimmer to it. The sentiment is by Stampin Up! and the main image is by Stampendous.
Thanks for visiting, have a blessed rest of the week.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

More Share Handmade Kindness

Hi there Crafty friends!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was great!
I just want to share two more cards I made last week for friends that have birthdays one on the 6th and the other on the 12th and are part of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.

Both cards were already sent. The cardstocks, stamps and punch are Stampin Up!  Thanks for visiting.
Have a blessed week.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness

Hi there crafty friends!
Both of my stepdaughters have birthdays this month, in fact, for 20 days every year they are the same age! So I want to share today the card I made for the youngest one, whose birthday is today!
I'm also sharing this cards at Jennifer McGuire's blog as part of her campaign Share Handmade Kindness.

The flower is Holiday Poinsettia and the sentiment is from the set Birthday Messages both  by Simon Says Stamps.
Thanks for you visit and have a blessed day.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Giveaway Winner!!!

Hi there crafty friends!
Short and sweet post to announce the winner of my blog candy.
Of 27 comments until midnight Saturday, Mr Ramdon.Org determined that  the winner was number 6 AJ BODINE! Yay!
Congratulatios AJ! (I left a message on Google +), please e mail me you address.
And thanks to all of you for your sweet comments!
Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there crafty friends!
I want to share a card I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, although the party has started on Friday, and today is Wednesday, I don't want to miss it!
I had a lot of fun visiting so many blogs in the past few days.
Here is my card.

The background paper is by Lawn Fawn, the coffee cup is by My Favorite Things and the sentiment by Hero Arts.
As a thank you to our awesome crafty community I'm giving away a $ 15 Starbucks gift certificate, you have time to leave your comments until midnight Saturday, I'll post the winner on Sunday.
Thank you for visiting and have a blessed rest of the week.

ETA I'm also adding this to Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge "Anything goes"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sending Love and Prayers

Hi there sweet crafty friends!
I have a colorful card to share today. I took a wonderful class at Online Card Classes, called "Exploring Mediums". As usual, I'm behind with my homework, so today I'm using Zig Clean Color real brush markers, which we "explore" on Day 1.
I used the sketch by CAS(E) this Sketch and the Butterfly Drift die by Simon Says Stamps, I colored the inside of the butterflies with the markers in rainbow order and them embossed the border of the die with silver embossing powder.  For the sentiment a used the Sending die by SSS and then embossed it with the same embossing powder, for the love and prayers part of the sentiment I  used my Brother label maker. (I wanted to use those words but for unknown reasons my stamp doesn't stamp all the letters?).

And that's all from me for today. Have a blessed rest of the week and I hope to see you all soon.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NBUS - Happy Birthday!

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
I had lots of fun today, I finally had time to make 2 cards for my coworkers who have birthdays this month.
I used new (to me) dies from Simon Says Stamps and Cole's ABC by Lawn Fawn, so I'm entering this in my bloggie friend Darnell's challenge NBUS # 5. 

 So here is my card

It's over sized because 12 of us are writing messages for her.
I'll be back later in the week to share my other card. Have a blessed week!

Monday, July 6, 2015


Hi dear friends! 
Yes, it's me again, first time ever I'm posting two days in a row, I challenge myself to post as often as I can this week, my goal would be at least 4 posts this week, let's see...
I made another card using the sketch at CAS(E) this sketch and I'm playing also with The Paper Players, and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge,"We're going dotty"

The paper in the main panel is an old one from my stash, I used a SSS stencil for the card base and I cover it with Versa Mark and embossed with Recollections Pesto embossing powder. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches "Think fast" set, the flower is Bold Blossom by Julie Eversole, Essentials by  Ellen, which I cut it twice in two shades of pink and then cover it with Wink of Stella. 
This was fun! I'm also adding this to July Mix it up Challenge, at Ellen Hutson, The classroom.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July Birthday

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. 
I have several birthdays in my family this month, so I made one card today. I'm using the colors suggested by "Less is More"  RED, WHITE & BLUE and this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch.

 So here you have it, very simple, the sentiment die cut is from Lawn Fawn, the cupcake is Impression Obsession and the border is by Stamping Up! No inking, but I do love the result.

I'll try to make at least one more card today.
Thanks for visiting and  have a wonderful week! 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Watercolor fun

Hi everybody!
I hope you are having a great weekend. I finally have a little crafty time today, so I decided to play along with some challenges. I used the sketch of CAS(E) this sketch and the watercolor fun from Pretty Pink Posh. 

 So here is my card. All the stamps are Simon Says Stamps (Always and Forever for the flowers and Sending happy thoughts for the sentiment).
To color I used Derwent Inktense colored pencils and distress inks.
Thanks for your visit and I'll see you soon.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Crafty Easter!

Hi everybody, I wish a Happy Easter to all of you that celebrate it, and for those of you who don't, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
I have a card to share with you all. Since Monday, when I saw one of my crafty idols,  Laura Bassen's "Double Partial Diecutting" video on the Make it Monday # 207 at  Paper Trey Ink's blog, I wanted to give this technique a try. I love the result, and I have lots of fun making it! Thanks Laura!

ETA I'm adding it to Paper Players # 239 To Die For.

I'm also adding it to Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday
Thanks for visiting!
Have a blessed week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring is in the air.

Hi everybody,
I know my title is only a wishful thought especially in Alabama, but us card-makers can bring up spring anytime, can't we? 
So when I saw this challenge at Less is More asking us to use
couldn't resist it, as both colors scream 'spring to me. I used the sketch at Case this sketch.

So here is my card.
I'm also adding it to  Simon Says Stamps, Wednesday challenges,Lady - girly , and to Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenges B for ... in my case, birthdays!. 
Thanks for your visit, have a blessed rest of the week.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

You warm my heart

Hi everybody!
I'm so excited, today I'm hoping with all my coffee lovers crafty friends. Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali put a lot of effort in organizing this hop, called 'Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop'
I had a totally different idea in mind when I was planning in taking part of this hop, but this week my beloved Big Shot died, so I'm not able to use any die cuts, so embracing the situation I did paper piecing instead. I used the sketch and picture of the Fusion Challenge
So here you have it

Love how it turned out, I used an old Hero Arts set ( CL 188).
Thank you for visiting! Have fun hoping!
ETA I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Challenge Wednesday "Anything goes" and Simon Says Challenges Monday "No Rules".

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Santa in February?

Hi everybody!
Due to ice and snow (in Alabama!), I came home from work early today and I came straight to my playroom craft room and decided to play a little bit and join some challenges.
So, I made a card for Merry Monday # 146, using a Santa. I have several Santa stamps, but today I decided to use some of my hoarded pattern paper.
I used the sketch at Fusion card challenge 

So here you have it.

All the papers are from "Lost and Found Christmas by MME".
And with the leftovers I made another one.

Thanks for your visit! Have a blessed weekend.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PTI Anniversary Month. I'm back!

Hi everybody!
It's been a while, hasn't it? So, here I am dusting off my old blog, as I'm itching to play in some challenges. It's not that I didn't craft at all all this time, it's just I didn't have the time to post, as I'm working more hours, and I didn't have good light to take pics etc. 
But anyway, today I'm showing you what I created for one of the challenges at PTI's blog, which is make something inspired by the talented Maile Belles, so here is my take in this card of hers.

I used the stamp set "Flutter by", embossed in gold the images and sentiment and then water-colored the butterflies using distress inks.

Thanks so much for your visit! Have a blessed rest of the week.