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Birthday Bouquet

Good afternoon! I must say even I am surprised to be here, ready to post a new card so soon. But truth be told, now that I have my Grand Calibur back I'm extra inspired, making cards with lots of dies on them. Also today, I'm feeling full of energy and I didn't want to waste the opportunity to make a card for some other challenges I had been planning to submit to.

I absolutely love the theme of this card, the color palette, and the white background... It looks so fresh and colorful. It was inspired by many challenges... That's right! I combined a sketch, an inspiration photo and some element challenges... Yes, I know, multitasking at it's most with my cardmaking.



Here is my card for today:


























Materials
Spellbinders:
- Peony
- Carnation Creations
- Rose Creations
- Bitty Blossoms
- A2 Matting Basics
- Enchanted embossing folder
DoCrafts Xcut Large Dies - Leafy Flourishes
Inkadinkado:
- Personal Impressions stamp set
- Embossing Powder (mix) - Glam Gold and Silver Starlight
Ranger e…

Peach Spring Card

Hello! It's great to be back so soon with a new design to share with you. Today I have a card to show you in a very soft color combination. Using peach, beige, and a vintage floral paper, I managed to create a project for some of the challenges I've been wanting to link to. Please take a look at what I came up with:


























Materials
Justrite stamps - Ooh La La French Frills
Spellbinders:
- Gold Circles One
- Bitty Blossoms
- Rose Creations
- A2 Matting Basics
- Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Craft Concepts embossing folder - More Dots
Haj Designs paper - Absolute Floral
Bazic:
- Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape
- Double Sided Tape
Merletto:
- Crystal Stickers
- Pearl Stickers
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in salmon and sand
Linen cardstock in white
7/8" peach satin ribbon


I used a sketch to get started from Justrite's current challenge.

I was able to incorporate all these elements and somehow keep harmony with the original sketch. This is a very classic design, so nothing out o…

Vintage Album Box

Hi dear friends! It's wonderful to be back with so much to share. We just came back from a little weekend retreat at the beach, and we had a great time. Also, I finally received my Grand Calibur's new handle and I must thank Karen Haas from Spellbinders for also sending me another internal part that needed to be fixed. 


I've been wanting to make a nice vintage project for a while. I love making cards but I really wanted to try something different.







Materials
Flourishes stamps - Flowers for Jan
Sweet n' Sassy stamps - Vintage Seed Packet
Haj Designs paper - Gorgeous Roses
Inkadinkado embossing powder - Glam Gold
Ranger:
- Embossing ink
- Distress inks in: Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Zap! heat tool
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
Spectrum Noir markers - Pinks
UHU Stic glue stick
Bazic mounting tape
Merletto crystals
Stanley GR10 glue gun
Other generic materials
1/4" satin with gold edge ribbon in Old Gold
7/8" gross grain ribbon in Pink Rough edge burlap ribbon in nat…

Vintage Male Card & Some Memories

Hi everyone! I feel like it's been a long time since I posted my last card, but I'm here with a new vintage project to show you. I've been wanting to make a male card, since my husband's birthday is approaching, but for some reason I'm always thinking I should start all over and make a new design. I just want it to be perfect! Another reason for me wanting to create a male project is that tomorrow, March 19, is Father's Day here. My dear dad passed away a few years ago, and he is missed greatly. He was so charismatic, outgoing, kind-hearted, very smart and proffesional, a great teacher and mentor. He was there for anyone and everyone. A great father. He contributed very much to our country's agricultural and livestock industry, to education both rural and academic, and most of all he was loved by everyone who knew him.

I had to write about him today, because he was a very important part of what I am doing now. Before he passed he told me I should write, he e…

Vintage Tag Card

It's Thursday already... And I am thankful and hopeful of what is yet to come. I am believing that everything will be alright. I just feel the need to pray and be thankful today. 

I have a lovely vintage card to share with you. Here it is:

























Materials
Sweet 'n Sassy stamps - Vintage Postcard
Penny Black stamps - Flower Gallery
Docrafts Papermania stamps - Happy Days (Ticket Stubs)
Prima Marketing stamps - Mini Background Polka Dot
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block - Large Letter
Brilliance pigment ink - Tiramisu
Colorbox pigment ink - Pink
Ranger:- Embossing ink
- Distress ink in Old Paper, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo
- Blending tool
Inkadinkado embossing powder - Glam Gold, Copper, Pearlescent
Spectrum Noir markers - PP5, PP3
Shery K. Designs paper: 
- Antoinnette (vintage handwriting)
- Alia
Merletto crystals
Bazic two sided tape & mounting tape
Other generic materials:
Specialty metallic cardstock in pink
Linen cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in pale pink
1" gross grain ribbon in sand
Ivo…

My Little Garden & a Card

Hello my dear friends. I recently posted a floral card with Zinnias (here) and mentioned that I not only love to stamp and color flowers, but that I also have flowers at my house. So, I was asked by my sweet cyber friend Juanita Estrada, aka Blue Rose, to post pictures of my flowers. And I thought I would take a moment to share with you some of the plants I have.

I have flower beds outside my gate and around the corner of my house and also on my front and back porch. And I wish I had even more space to plant.

Welcome to my small garden. I do hope you enjoy the little tour...

Desert Rose
It is a little exotic to our region, but because of how much sunlight we have here, it adapts well. It's root looks like a potato, and this is because it absorbs all the water it has a chance to get and keeps it inside. A very clever plant, a survivor really. Doesn't need much care, so if it died, I would be a very, very bad gardener. It flowers with me around 4 times a year, and if you plant it …

Let's go green!

Hi everyone! I hope you've had a nice weekend so far... As for me, I actually challenged myself to use green on a card. And I went clean & layered too. It's a bit traumatic to go from vintage to green CAL all of a sudden, I don't recommend it... LOL. But I'm one of those who sets on an idea and goes for it whatever it takes... That sounded drastic! Actually, I'm in a place in my creative life where I need to discover more of what I am capable of, and challenges help me with that. Below is my personal inspiration photo for this card (not that I wasn't inspired by the challenges' photos or color boards too :D)...  

Google search


So yes, it is a floral card -what a surprise-. LOL. And with no further ado, here's what I came up with:































Materials
Flourishes stamps - Flowers for Jan
Inkadinkado stamps - Floral expressions
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
Brilliance pigment ink - Coffee Bean
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block - Large Letter
Ranger embossing ink
Imagine Crafts …

Vintage Postcard Zinnias

Hello! A rainy day to me is a good day, and today we have a cloudy, showery day here in Honduras' industrial city. Couldn't be better! And to go with the peaceful, nostalgic, rainy flow, I have a vintage card to share with you, created with another wonderful customizable set from Sweet n' Sassy stamps. But then of course, I couldn't resist using some Flourishes' florals as well.

Materials Sweet & Sassy stamps - Vintage Postcard Flourishes stamps - Zinnia Prima Marketing stamps - Vintage Vanity: Fence Brilliance pigment ink - Graphite Black, Pearlescent Beige Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa ColorBox pigment ink - Orchid  Spectrum Noir markers - Reds, Pinks Faber Castell color pencils - 076 069, 010; 070, 063 Hero Arts Cleardesign Block - Large Letter
Inkadinkado embossing powder - Clear
Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar Ranger blending tool Shery K. Designs paper - Antoinnette Canon MG2220 printer Merletto pearl stickers  Bazic mounting tape Other ge…

Vintage Seed Card

Hello! It's with great pleasure that I write this post, because today I'll share with you a card where I use one of my favorite stamp sets out there. And the best of all is, that I was given this set as part of a prize won at Sweet & Sassy Stamps. I had it on my wishlist and I'm so grateful I have it now.

Vintage cards are a delight to me, I enjoy making them greatly. And because this set is customizable, I was able to incorporate another of my new favorite stamp sets, one that I fought hard to get: Flourishes' Flowers for Jan. So with no further delay here is my card for today:

Materials
Sweet & Sassy - Vintage Seed Packet
Flourishes - Flowers for Jan
Spectrum Noir - PP5, PP3
Faber Castell watercolor pencils - 063, 074
Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Old Paper
Ranger blender tool
Brilliance pigment ink - Graphite Black
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block - Large Letter
Praise rotary circle cutter
Merletto crystal stickers
Other g…