Friday, February 23, 2018

A Jar For Rainy Days

A Jar for rainy days?  I know I know... You think I'm crazy.  Maybe I am a little bit... but yes, this is a jar for rainy days.

This is a mason jar painted with acrylic paint and embellished using cardstock, vellum, stamped sentiments, flowers, and washi tape.

Front

Back


But the cool thing is that it is destined to preserve positive messages...  words from friends...  love and support messages, and all those things you need to hear during your sad days.   Maybe you are going through a though phase in your life (sickness, separation, changes in general...)....

So when you feel lonely or sad, you just open your Jar For Rainy Days and read the messages your friends and family have for you.


I stamped some messages but provide blank cards for handwritten personalized messages too.


Stamps from Latina Crafter.


Hope you like it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Have Faith... Larger than Fear


We have to believe... we need to believe... we have to convince ourselves that we can do things, and that we can be strong.

I combined two stamps brands for this card...  Image is from Unity Stamp Co.  Even though is a Christmas image, I love that it is a very versatile image of an angel.    I stamped in vellum and added some Wink of Stella to the wings...


 Since this card was made for someone who preferred Spanish,  I used this sentiment from Latina Crafter.  In English this goes something like .. May your faith be larger than your fear...


I also used embossed paper, sequins, bakers twine, inks, and love.



Hope you like it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Strength...

Strong women aren't the ones that haven't been through tough moments...

... but the ones who learn from those and grow.

Kind of what this card is about.

Love this sentiment and image from Unity Stamp Co.


I stamped and watercolor the image in cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in vellum.   This vellum layer over the image make it look subtle and delicate, while the sentiment is center of attention.


Using pieces of papers and vellums from scraps I punch cut flowers and hearts and placed as a frame along with sequins.



I was thinking of a friend who recently separated from her husband.  I'm not sure I will give her this card though... 'cause not sure is a good timing...  But I made it thinking of her.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Love Love Love

Still in love?

Well...  it doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to send a Valentines card... I guess.

Just a quick CAS card I made with leftovers from other projects... I was literally cleaning my table and made this instead of trowing away the scraps.



Have a lovely week!






Birthday Card for a Friend...

Numbers... numbers... numbers...

How old are you?
How tall?
How much do you weight?
How long have you being doing whatever?
You've been married, for how many years?
What's today's date?
What time is it?
etc
etc

Numbers... numbers... numbers...


Well, I admit they are important. Ok.  We are so much based in numbers and sometimes they are necessary... but I agree with this sentiment in this card.




Age and Glasses of Wine should never be counted. LOL!

I made this card for a friend... and even thought his real birth date is in a couple of days, I decided to show it here today because today happens to be National Drink Wine Day. 



I stamped several numbers in different inks and papers and fussy cut to arrange in a disorganized way...  After all I don't know the age of the recipient of this card. 

This card has some elements thinking of this friend.  The numbers not to count because he never reveals his age...  the rubber circles... (he works with rubber if we count making car wheels as that)... then the sentiment itself... (he likes wine)...  and the base where the sentiment is stamped shows some countries names (This guy loves traveling).
Inside the sentiment "HappyBirthday" is a woven sticker... I think he will appreciate it even though I didn't make it... because he loves sewing and he's very talented.



Happy Birthday friend...





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Beauty Finds Its Way... let it...

Another day... another blessing...  I know I know ... It's LOVE day...  Well... that's everyday after all.  Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day.

Sometimes we worry too much...  we are always seeking for health, love, progress, beauty, and well being in general...   When we stop worrying, it all starts to make sense and finds its way.

This sentiment in this card refers to beauty... but I think it's not just physical beauty...  For me, it means that good finds its way...  love finds its way...  the truth finds its way...  justice, good intentions, reality...  all find their way when you let go.  So, beauty is all these things in a way.



Base of the card is white but I inked the borders to place on top another layer of cardstock which I distressed in the edges.

I stamped the line of flowers as base in the white stressed cardstock and the sentiment below at left using two colors of ink.

The bunch of flowers image was stamped three times.  The one in the middle was colored with watercolor first and then added a layer of Wink of Stella... Love the effect...  It provides kind of a glaze to the image.  When I made this card I also made a tag that I shared last week.  You can see it HERE.


The black and white flowers also have some Wink of Stella for a great opacity finish.  I really like it and hope you like it too.
 
Will share with Craft Stamper Magazine blog for the Anything Goes challenge, link HERE.

Continue having a great love week. :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweet Treats

Happy Valentine's Day...
 
 
A sweet treat... chocolates... anything with love is always welcome.
 
 
This is a quick post to share some party favors made for some friends at work... from both my husband and me...
 
 
Little chocolate bars covered with stamped cardstock or patterned papers and so much love.
 
 
 
 
Hope you like them all.