Thursday, November 16, 2017

How do you spell your name anyway?

A friend celebrated her 40th birthday.

So... I remembered something that always gets my attention in her Facebook page.   Let me tell you.  She travels a lot. Right. She also goes to Starbucks all over the world. Her name is very pretty but it seems no one at Starbucks can spell it right. I believe she doesn’t tell the employees how to write it on purpose so she can enjoy all the different versions and interpretations of her name (that’s what I would do too).   And the cool thing is that she always shares a photo of the cup with the misspelled name...  This happens over and over and it’s kind of funny.

I think she should make an album identifying all places matched with the different photos of the cups with the different names.  Wouldn't that be cool?

So I made her this card. I needed to tell you that story before, so you can understand the different handwritten names in the cups silhouettes.


 I used stamps and stencils from Latina Crafter.  I also used some inkadinkado stamps, vellum, bakers twine and a brad.


The correct spelling of the birthday grit is Scarlette. I hope she likes it.  I gave it to her during her surprise party but she collected all the presents to see them later... so let's cross fingers.



Inside the card...?  Well, guess what?   I was supposed to give her a Starbucks gift card.  That would have been the natural gift with this card.  However, that night (yes, I pretended to buy it on the way to the get together that very same day...),  I didn't find an open Starbucks on the way.  We are still working businesses with limited schedules or some still close after the Hurricane...

So I just inserted a bill...  that I hope she spends on coffee.... LOL!



Did you like it?



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A couple of CAS cards. Just because...

Hello...

I usually like to use more media when creating projects, and even for cards.  The feeling of stamping, painting, use textures and get the hands dirty is awesome. LOL!

However , sometimes can be probably because the lack of time, or the urge to just make something fast... but I sometimes make quick and easy CAS cards. Not only CAS because they are simple and easy to replicate but also because I made them relatively fast.


This is the case of these two.

One is a birthday card. It is for a friend... male friend. And I didn’t want the card to have too many details because when I start adding I usually end up with too feminine cards. So this is meant to be a male birthday card.


The other one is very suitable for anyone going through tough times or just a note card.


For both I used Unity Stamp Co stamps.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

You - Tiful !

Hey... Happy Sunday.


Here's an advise for you...

Be yourself. Find your own personality and just live. That’s key to happiness in some way.




Love this sentiment stamp because it can touch a lot of feelings and be relevant to a lot of people.

This is a card using  “Be a Beauty” planner Gal from Unity Stamp Co.


Hope you like it. Be yourself. Always.


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More Stripes and Plaid...

Made some more time to make these other  two cards to share with Unity Show and Tell challenge Facebook page. It is  about stripes and plaid with Unity Girls stamps. 

First one is Miranda Girl and I love her because she loves wine... just like me.  Actually this is a card I would love to receive. My birthday was about three weeks ago and I have to admit it was a very different birthday compared to other years. Since most people is lacking basic services in Puerto Rico, the reality is that there are other priorities. Just close people and family remembered my birthday, and those who had internet and were reminded by Facebook. LOL!   It was weird. I say I will celebrate same age next year. Yeah right. Hahaha!

 



I used patterned paper to dress Miranda and for the main background. Some washi tape with stripes framed the card.  I also balanced all out with sequins, buttons and twine with the sentiment which is like a sentence being completed. 

The second card features Christine Girl.  She’s a Christmas girl.  I also dressed her up with patterned paper and painting; and used similar elements such as button, twine, and washi tape. 


Do you like my cards?  Hope so. 

Keep praying for Puerto Rico.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween coming up...

It’s been difficult to keep track of regular days ... even more remembering special dates. It’s crazy.  But then again life goes on.  I have to be grateful because under all circumstances after the pass of Hurricane Maria thru Puerto Rico I’ve been positive and hopeful. And I am so very grateful to have a hobby that can keep me thinking, and busy when I need to relax. 

So I couldn’t believe Halloween was so close.  Every year I expect this date with so much emotion. As of today I would’ve had my final costume and would probably be practicing a sketch or a performance. It’s not the case this year but I made some time to make this card...  will share with Unity Show and Tell challenge Facebook page. It is currently about stripes and plaid with Unity Girls stamps.  I said... “why not a witch?”  This is Esmerelda Girl and even though she’s a witch, sure she can be fashion conscious. After all, she’s a girl.  LOL!  

 


I used patterned paper to dress this beautiful witch. The rest of the stamped image is colored. I also did a special burlap broom to provide dimension. I love it. 

I decided to use this sentiment that is not necessarily about Halloween but thought it was cool for the fashion witch. Several layers of cardstock and jewels would finish the card. 

Hope you like my card. Happy Halloween!

Keep praying for Puerto Rico.







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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happy... sending it your way...

Hello again. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Here's a card made with CAS style... Clean And Simple.  Despite any simple or complex  techniques used within CAS, this style should be easy to replicate and usually does not carry too many elements.  


So this card has a spray painted doily combined with corrugated carton, cardstock and vellum.   Image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co.  I also used eyelets and staples instead of glue to join some of the elements, such as the image printed in paper with the transparency... and the vellum  sentiment.  

Hope you like my card and be open to receive the love being sent. 

Keep praying for Puerto Rico. We are still hanging in there. 


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Believe...

Hi there. We continue struggling everyday with Puerto Rico situation. It's been hard. We've learned being comfortable is not a synonym of being happy.   We've learned we can live with so much less.  Well... at least some of us are positive and "think" we have learned. Some might seem not to learn anything and still complain about not having air conditioner on while others don't have food. But that's just life. And everybody has a different reality... and different priorities. The truth is that we have to believe. We have to believe this will end. We need to believe this is just temporary and sooner than later we will be "normal" again. 


I want to take advantage of the moments I have internet and if I can share my hobby and art, I will.   Let me share this card I made using Unity stamps. It's a Christmas card and I love the angel. I used lots of different media for coloring it and love the final result. 

I will be sharing this with current Take It Make It challenge of Craft Stamper Magazine. Link:  http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2017/10/take-it-make-it-challenge-october.html?m=1

Hope you like it. Keep praying for Puerto Rico please. 


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