Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Unity Be Inspired...

Hello my friends...

I am posting today my contribution to the Unity Be Inspired challenge from #Unity Stamp Co. 

And notice I said my "contribution" and not only an "entry". It is both. I love when I am able to participate in challenges and contest. They get us inspired, and make us be active in this great hobby. You also get to see other interpretations of the same inspiration, from people around the world who also loves what you love.  I confirm everyday how subjective art and scrapbooking are, and I love that fact.  So, for me, more than an entry in a contest/challenge, it is also a contribution to keep the hobby alive. And it is a support for the brands I love, and the contest/activity they are promoting... So they can keep doing it. 

This is the inspiration combo this month. Great colors and sketches. 

I immediately got captured by the colors, that sunset, and the way you can see different colors in line and mixed at the same time. 
I wanted to make a similar arrangenent of colors but also wanted to soften them. 

So I stamped the main image and covered with a mask. Then painted my colors with pencils. 

Carefully I blended with water brush protecting the image and mask. 

When finished I took out the mask and covered with vellum to soften the colors look. 
The sentiment was stamped on the vellum.  Love that sentiment because it is not only the pure thruth but it goes perfectly with the effect I was trying to achieve. Behind the vellum is the true beauty and there is a butterfly. 

Same thing with people. Beauty inside is the one who reflects the real person. 

Hope you like my card. Comments are always welcome. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

For the Bride

Happy hello to you my friends.

Today is a Holiday in Puerto Rico... and it is one of the few I have the day off...

And today is the wedding of a special friend.  We used to work together and she always was a great and sweet girl...  a good person... who had gone thru a lot...  and those "thru a lot" in our lives make us stronger.

She moved to Miami a few years ago and started to build a different life... We are now so happy to know she's getting married and that she's happy.

Since we are in the mood of wedding... I thought it was appropriate to share this little envelope I made for the Papeles y Más magazine.  It was published in the recent edition of June-July.  

I stamped the image (from Unity Stamp Co.) in vellum, and then cut.

Added pearls for a delicate touch and adhered to the embossed envelope.

Then finished with a sentiment also stamped in vellum and framed with card-stock and a ribbon bow.

The idea was to create a delicate, CAS, but full of feminine details project.  I think I made it.

I am linking this to Unity's Friday Friends with Flair.  You can leave a comment for a chance to win.  Don't forget to visit the other girls.

Have a great fabulous super Friday!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A card for Danny...

Hello friends. 

Sometimes a simple card can be such a great detail.   It can bring happiness, memories, make you feel you are not alone... And more.  They can be fun too. 

A friend shared these news in facebook, about a little boy having a tumor, and wanting to receive lots of cards for his birthday coming up real soon. 

He will be 6 in a few days and I thought it could be fun to send him a card.  His family is actually asking people to do so. 

So I managed to be up earlier this morning to make him a card. I used different design papers, buttons, chipboard elements, bakers twine and stamps. 

I sent the card by mail today and I am hoping to later find out the he received a lot of cards as expected. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Curtain Call Challenge - Anything Goes

I discover Curtain Call very recently tks to Unity Stamp Co.  Love their inspirational colors and images... And love the projects shared from other followers. 

Here is the latest challenge on. 

They are celebrating their first year. You can get more information here:

And here is my take on this challenge. Love the subtle colors in the inspirational image and thought immediately of this new stamps kit i've got from Unity. 

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and cut.  The base was sprayed with color and embellished with sequins. Oh I love sequins. 

Hope you liked my card. Any comments to make my day?

Sketch It

 Hello my friends...  Hope you are having a great weekend.
Let's go "latina"again...

(To read this in English or any other language, use the blog translator at left.)

Hice esta tarjeta usando un "sketch" de Latina Crafter. 

Para la tarjeta usé "cardstock" como base, varios papeles de diseño de My Mind's Eye, flores de Prima Marketing, lentejuelas, tinta y por supuesto sellos de Latina Crafter.

Utilicé círculos con el papel de diseño más grandes abajo, y encima círculos blancos más pequeños para dar la impresión de profundidad.  Además, los coloqué des-alineados, pues me inclino por los trabajos asimétricos, pero manteniendo balance.

Los sentimientos usados son de un kit de Latina Crafter llamado "Simplemente".

Para más información sobre el "sketch" que usé puedes hacer click AQUI.

Gracias por sus comentarios que tanto me alegran el día y me inspiran a continuar...

Hasta la próxima.

Friday, July 18, 2014

BTS Media Mixed Clipboard

Friday Friends... Hello to you!

Another Friday Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Co...  I love these days.  You can get inspired by other friends's creations, you leave comments to them, you get visits from them and comments as well... It's like a party!  Tks Unity!

In Puerto Rico, Back to School period is early August.  At this date, people have already made all shopping or are in the process of planning to go... as we "speak"...  So it's the topic of the moment.

In the last edition of Papeles y Más magazine, there was a special homework for some of us... it was to embellish a clipboard with the BTS theme.  Oh, I loved to make this.

From day one, I knew I defintely wanted to mix media and stamps, cut, get my hands painted...LOL

So I started with a base of white paint...

... which I then reinforced with paper and modge podge...

... washi tapes in the edges... and continued building layers...

... a teacher needed to be here...

...and the rest is history...

Paint, stamps, rub-ons, washi tapes, flowers, inking, paper piecing...   It was so fun!!!!

I tried to keep all elements as flat as possible because I am thinking this to be functional.   With a finish layer of modge podge you can place papers here with no problem to be "damaging" the project.  But if you want to make a similar one just for decoration, or as a special gift to your kids' teacher, this is a great way to show your appreciation.  You could add 3D elements to it if you do not intend to use it as a traditional clipboard.

Hope you liked it...  I'm linking this to Unity's Friday Friends with Flair.  Leave a comment and tell me if you liked this project... for an opportunity to win.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Latina Crafter


No van a creer lo afortunada que soy. Hoy conocí a la dueña y fundadora de Latina Crafter. Sí, Latina Crafter!!!  Esa compañía que fundó esta joven puertorriqueña radicada en Texas, y que nos tiene a todas las latinas (y no latinas), estampando frases en español y hermosas imágenes de excelente calidad. 

Sabía que visitaría Texas esta semana por razones de trabajo pero se trata de un viaje de corta duración en el que voy a reuniones y no hay tiempo para mucho más. Sin embargo, leyendo en Latina Crafter la entrevista realizada a Diana Maldonado en el blog "Libres de Ácido", me percato que habría la oportunidad de conocerla mientras estuviera de visita en territorio de cowboys. 

(Si no has leído la entrevista, puedes accederla aquí:

Estuve con Diana unas pocas horas y por supuesto ... primero lo primero!  Diana me llevó a varias tiendas donde dar rienda suelta al hobby (o debería decir "vicio"?).   Suerte que estoy muy limitada en mis gastos, y esto ayudó para que Diana tuviera buena impresion sobre mí, así que me comporté bastante bien.  Jajaja. 

Jmmm... Sobre la foto....Mi dedo en este selfie no debía estar incluido...LOL. 

El caso es que esas pocas horas fueron suficientes para conocer un poco sobre Diana... O al menos de lo que pude percibir en este maravilloso ser humano.

Diana es sencilla, ama a Dios y a su familia, es emprendedora, disciplinada, auténtica, apasionada, trabajadora,  creativa, sincera, transparente, agradecida, justa, amistosa,y servicial. 
Todo eso?  Pues sí!  En esas pocas horas pude darme cuenta de todo esto por los temas que hablamos, por la forma en que interactuamos, y porque una se da cuenta cuando las cosas son de corazón.  O no?

Agradezco enormemente el gesto de Diana, por haberme recibido en su "vecindario".  Debemos estar orgullosos del trabajo que está haciendo Diana en Texas, y cómo está representando a nuestra Isla a través de su empresa que impacta a tantos a través del mundo... sobre todo de Latinoamérica. 

Les invito a conocer más sobte Latina Crafter, a visitar el blog y a apoyar a esta empresa de la forma que puedan. Aquí enlace del blog:

Estoy profundamente agradecida, Diana. Pasé un muy buen rato contigo y espero sigas teniendo éxito en todo lo que te propongas.