Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quick cards...

This is such a quick way to make a card. Using patterned paper that has text on it an reinforce with an embellishment.  Get the most out of your paper and think outside the...paper. LOL!

Look at this CAS card. I just made the heart glittery beautiful. The text is part of the paper. 

What about this one to which I just added the bear?  Isn't it an awesome simple card?

We can made beautiful cards or projects using the paper as is.  After all great designers made these papers just for us. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #designpaper #patternedpaper #CAS #cleanandsimple #simplecards #quickcards #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft

Monday, January 30, 2017

Girl's best friend

Made this card for my stash. Love the sentiment about the diamonds and dogs analogy. So true. LOL!

I Stamped the girl and colored in white cardstock. Also stamped the sentiment and a jewel image to which I applied glitter. 

I distressed the upper edge by hand. 
As a unique final touch I applied sparkling glitter in the upper edge of the base using some glossy accents. And then I painted that remaining edge with watercolor. Some sequins also were added. 

I will share with Unity Show and Tell current challenge. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #dog #jewel #diamond #girlsbestfriend #unityshowandtell #unitystampco #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #diamond #angiegirl

Friday, January 27, 2017

Feliz Cumpleaños

Una tarjeta para un compañero de trabajo a quien aprecio mucho.  Un joven muy talentoso, con excelente sentido del humor, respetuoso, responsable y muy bien amigo, hijo, esposo y más. 

Quise hacer una tarjeta sencilla que incluyera una de sus pasiones... la música. Así que con un "embossing folder" marqué letras musicales como si fuera un escrito de una canción.   Corté los bordes rasgándolos para distressing. 
En la base de la tarjeta estampé la frase Feliz Cumpleaños. También rocié tinta de color azul. Al colocar el vellum encima estos elementos se notan sutiles y suavizados y contratan con el estampado al frente en el vellum y el lazo con bakers twine. 

En el interior de la tarjeta usé un negativo de un símbolo de música en chipboard para pintar la imagen. Y estampé el mensaje que dice "solo una nota para desearte...".  Es doble mensaje ya que es una "nota" escrita pero también se refiere al tema musical. 

En el trabajo usaremos la tarjeta para que varios compañeros le escribamos un mensaje. Espero le guste. Es simplemente un detallito. 

También espero les haya gustado a ustedes la tarjeta. Gracias por su visita. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #cumpleaños #birthday #birthdaycard #tarjetadecumpleaños #latinacrafter #stencil #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #musica

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I love my bubbles!

A layout honoring the delicious sparkling wines. This photo shows me posing with a glass of cava at a party I attended recently. It has an effect of lights that actually look like the bubbles in the glass.  I thought it was a good idea to feature the love for the sparkling and refreshing delicious bubbles. 

I used CAS (clean and simple) style. With a white cardstock as base I hand cut a design paper to a shape to show two corners.  The paper shows colored circles to resemble the bubbles.  With some gesso I made a space for the photo to which I painted some damask with stencil. Same images painted in the right bottom corner of white cardstock. 

Title is a combination of chipboard letters and a die cut heart. 

Journaling is handwritten and cut in strips. I also cut some vellum circles to add some more similitude to the bubbles I want to honor. 

I finally added gold sequins ... same color of my bubbles.  Cheers!

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #bubbles #sparklingwine #cava #ilovemybubbles #layout #stencil #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #dibon

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Rapids Adventure!

I am so excited about this spread layout. Not because I used any special techniques or complicated tools... but precisely the opposite. It is very simple and it provides a great memory of this adventure. I was able to accommodate multiple pictures in a very fun way. 

I cut pieces from a design paper that emulates waves. I cut a big circle and some strips of paper.  I sprayed some color in white cardstock to simulate splash water and then constructed the pages on that. 

The page at left carries the wooden title and a larger photo. 

The page at right has the big paper circle, four photos (one of them distinguished from the other to stand out with frame), and the journaling. 

I used brads, stamps and rub-ons, among other elements to support and embellish the pages.  

This is how they look side by side. Loved the experience of the Rapids in Costa Rica. It's one of those things that you feel awesome about completing. 

Hope you like my pages. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #adventure #unitystampco #river #rapids #costarica #stamping #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #colorblossom #orosi #multiplephotos

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday to a dear funny friend

Hola.  I made this card for a friend having a birthday today.  She's a real coffee lover and she also has learned to love wine (I think she loves coffee more... LOL). 

This sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Is perfect because it describes how most people feel about these two delicious juices. It's actually how I feel about them too. 

I made the background with a sponge and distress inks. Then, with decorative washi tapes I added a line where I placed the stamped image/sentiment cut out. 

Added festive sequins as final touch. 

In the inside I stamped other related images to reinforce the idea of the coffee-wine relationship. 

Hope she likes it.  Will give it to her this afternoon. 

PD. The irony in all this is.... hush hush... that the bday present is a six pack of artesanal beer!!!  LOL. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #unitystampco #coffee #wine #birthdaycard #stamping #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #distressink #sequins

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It's time for Happy Hour!


Made this card for my stash. There's always an excuse to celebrate and a card can be very useful. 

I made the color background using distress inks in different tonalities and directly applied them to the cardstock from the pad. If to let it dry as applied, probably would be more noticeable the lines of the ink squares and wouldn't be too attractive... but what I did was that I added / sprayed water and this provided a different look that also blended the colors together. Then dried with heat. I love the final result. 

I sprayed some dots of color around, and then framed the self made background with scallops borders. 

I used two stamps. One at the right upper corner and another one as center of attention. This was embellished with wire and some ink in the borders. 

Sequins as final touch. Of course. 

Hope you like my card. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #unitystampco #HappyHour #stamping #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #distressink #wire #party

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Santa Baby!

Hello friends. 

Today I'm sharing a layout page about my neighborhood Xmas party.   We had a good time with neighbor friends, and had typical Puerto Rican Xmas food like roasted pork, rice with beans and more. 

I invited my mom too and she was amazed with Santa Claus.  It was like being a child again. I had to admit I loved it too. So we had to have a photo with him. 

And I had to make a page about it, so here it is. Hope you like it. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #unitystampco #SantaBaby #stamping #scrapbooking #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #xmas #christmas #santaclaus

Monday, January 9, 2017

Familia - Reto LCSC#67

Hola a todos. 

Aquí les comparto una página muy sencilla que hice siguiendo el reto de Latina Crafter del mes de enero. 

A veces necesito hacer páginas sencillas, sin muchas técnicas elaboradas...simplemente efectivas y suficientemente hermosas para conservar los recuerdos...pero sin estrés. LOL. Pues esta página cumple con todo eso. 

Utilicé una combinación de cardstock blanco con papel de diseño como base.  Luego con otro papel de diseño coloqué una franja para dividir.  En otro papel corté un borde de scallops a mano para hacer un marco.   La foto fue enmarcada en blanco y colocada en el centro.  Para efectos de compartir en este post cubrí la foto con negro. 

Luego añadí en vellum parte de título estampando la palabra "Felicidades".   Las palabras al lado de la foto y también el banner en la esquina superior izquierda, son sellos de Latina Crafter. 

Abajo corté un banner más grande para el nuevo año que es también parte del título. Algunas lentejuelas agregaron un toque final. 

Espero les haya gustado. Tienen todo el mes para participar. Aquí el link:  https://latinacrafter.blogspot.com/2017/01/reto-de-enero-y-bienvenido-2017.html?m=1

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #latinacrafter #LCSC67 #sketch #stamping #scrapbooking #2017 #newyear #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #sequins

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Color Challenge

Hi friends. 

Hope you had a wonderful holiday. In Puerto Rico we were still celebrating Three Wise Men day this weekend. And will continue looking for excuses to celebrate all month long. That's us. It's a party all year! LOL. 

I got inspired by current Unity Show & Tell color challenge to make a special card. I want this card to bring some comfort and love to a special girl who is going through a tough situation.  I love to make projects that somehow provide messages through symbols or that can be personalized so the person who receives them can get related to them. 

Red is her favorite color so I hope the tones of it in this card will make her happy. 

Sentiment stamped in vellum is very important since we really mean for her to be proud of who she is and be strong for what is coming. Message says:  "Keep your head up & your heart strong".  So powerful!  It is in vellum to show transparency.  And is on purpose attached with eyelets... made of metal to symbolize strength. 

Image of the girl is perfect. She should just show relief and let her be.  Be free and get rid of anything bothering her.  The distressed paper shows that she might be broken sometimes but still strong. 

I placed some sequins and hearts specially in the upper left corner as she were breathing them... symbolizing she should always have in mind that family love will always be there for her to breath in and allow her to shine. 

A piece of doily painted in red to show some feminine touch... something she should embrace and don't lose...no matter what. 

I hope you like my card.  I will share with Unity Show & Tell group in Facebook, and will also share with current Take It Make It challenge in Craft Stamper Magazine blog. An "anything goes theme" is happening right now here:  


#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #unitystampco #unityshowandtell #stamping #scrapbooking #handmadecard #strength #card #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #doily #craftstampermag #takeitmakeit #sequins

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Green Heart? Why not?

Love is just love.  Why does it need to be represented with a red heart or pinky elements?  I think the color is cute but still you can transmit love with other colors. So I went for some greens, yellows and more to make this card about love. 

I made this card creating a background with distress inks over a doily. I used a water brush to apply. 

I also sprayed  some color in the card base before attaching the doily to which I stamped the image over the painted background. The sentiment was stamped in vellum.  

Added some sequins for a a final touch and my beautiful green dotted heart. LOL

Love is just love.  Love one another.  Have a great January!!!!

I will share this with my friends at Craft Stamper Mag to the Make It Take It Challenge. Here's the link:

#scrappermyra #winecheeseandscrapbooking #unitystampco #handmadecard #love #stamping #scrapbooking #lovecard #loveis #card #manualidades #hechoamano #handmade #papercraft #doily #distressinks #colorbloomspray #sequins