Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Earl is gone!!

Good Morning:

As you all may know, I live in the Caribbean, in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. This season is nerve-wracking for us because we're exposed to all those storms and hurricanes that come out of Africa. Yesterday, we were expecting Earl, a Category 4 hurricane that is right know passing through the north coast of the island. I left the house in the morning and at lunch time I was already back. Classes were dismissed and all the Government Agencies closed to be able to prepare just in case Earl would bring us problems such as floods. Thanks God, it's gone and everything should be going back to normal, unless Fiona, another tropical storm that is behind, gets here before we can even blink. This was enough reason to sit and create. I received my Unity August KOTM "All you need......" yesterday and guess what? I loved it!! So I did a couple of cards.
I hope you enjoy them and give you some inspiration.

For this card I used a new border punch I got from Martha Stuart and I even glued the pieces that were cut from the loops.

I layered the hearts in this card in three heights, using pop-ups.

And finally, for this one I used a few phrases of the kit to form the message and stamped it in Not quite Navy, one of the new colors from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Embellish Quirky, Cutesy, Clean Color Challenge

Hi there:

Here again....I had a couple of days with no posts, due to many, many things that come up at the last minute, and change all your plans. Anyway, I couldn't let pass the Embellish Quirky, Cutesy, Clean Color Challenge.

I really enjoy these color challenges, and this one had colors I love....sea foam, craft, peach and cream. This challenge was sponsored by Lawn Fawn stamps which will give the winner a $25 gift certificate. After the challenge ends, the design team will select six designers who created hot projects to highlight. The designers will be highlighted in a blog posting. Isn't this fun?

Below you will see the card I did for this challenge. I had this punch from Stampin'Up I had never used, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to do something with it.

Let's see if I can do a couple of more things......oh my gosh I love to do this!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Good Morning:

It's a new week and a new sketch at Scrappin Silhouettes. We also have a Guest Designer, Anita, who's from Sweden, who played along with us with silhouette 9. This is the silhouette Jennifer has for us this week:

This quarter of a circle backround gave me an idea to make a "sun" to be able to scrap some of the photos I took during my short summer vacations. Here is my take on the silhouette, which by the way, was so much fun to do.

Happy Friday to all....and remember, you're invite to play with us at Scrappin Silhouettes. All you have to do is create a LO following the provided silhouette and link it before next Tuesday. We would also love you share your comments and thoughts on the layouts posted in the page. So come on, and let us see what you do.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Good Morning:

I'm focused on learning to use my COPICS and not until I reach that goal I'm going to look a different way.

Yesterday I took my markers to school and had the Art teacher try to help me out, but we didn't get a nice colored image.

When I came home I sat down to watch some YouTube videos on how to color and blend using the COPIC markers. Of course I had to practice, so I had bought some digi images online from All that Scraps and I printed some out and started practicing what I had learned on these videos. The sentiment is from the stamp of the month set I received from the {stamps} of life by Stephanie Barnard, trees2build #12.

I know I still have to improve but to be honest, I think these online lessons helped a lot.
Oh, I have to show you this card. I colored Cocoa, the mascot of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and look!!

Give me your opinion. You probably have the expertise I need and can help me by chipping in with some ideas.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Color Me Creative Challenge

Hi there:

Wooo...I'm exhausted. So much heat in Puerto Rico!! While I watch a baseball game, BTW, I'm a NYY fan.....GO YANKEES!!! I sat down and did my first card using a digi I printed out to use in a challenge of Color Me Creative Classroom. Have you been to that blog? You are able to take online classes to help you improve your coloring skills using COPICS.

My first challenge there has to have green grass colored or drawn, of course using the COPIC markers. I have to be honest, I think it'll take me some time to improve my coloring skills. I have never been good at that, and I don't seem to get the idea. Let's see what happens. Keep visiting my blog to see the evoultion of my coloring skills, because I am positive I'll improve.....SOMEDAY....jajaja!!!

For this card I used Card Patterns Sketch #75

and the Digi image I downloaded from All That Scraps. This is my card. I just hope you can see the details on the coloring....I know I HAVE to learn more on how to use these markers. But, there's the green grass. Enjoy!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Creative Team Call 2010 July-August-Sept

AirFactory has extended their DT Call until August 21st/2010. Yes, they are looking for fresh designers and crafters to join the New Design Team
It is not must that you have previous Digital stamping experience . And they do not mind if you are DT at any other store as well! .
So roll up those sleeves and apply to be part of AIF creative team
You will get a chance to create with their pre releases and learn more with digis if you don’t know how to use already! :)

Please link and fill up the application if you're interested in becoming part of the DT.

Good Luck!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I Thought of You

Hi there: This is my second and last post for the wasn't easy being passive during all those days when I was laying in bed all day. So I think I'm making up for it now. This card is going to play in two challenges: The Card Positioning System #179

and in Stacey's Stamping Stage Color Challenge Act 42

It was very easy to combine both challenges, since I had the sketch and the colors to use. I only had to think a little to come up with something, and here it is. I embossed the peach panel with my Cuttlebug Embossing folder, used the Scalloped Trim border from SU and the image and sentiment is from Unity's June KOTM {}.

Bye, ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.....'til next week!!

Remember when....

Good Morning:

I had said last night I wouldn' t even look at the computer so I didn't get carried away by instinct and start browsing my favorite blogs, and wandering all day through many hot places I like to look at, but I couldn't.

I had pending to do the 2 picture layout corresponding to silhouette 8 at Jennifer Lowery's Scrappin Silhouettes blog. This is the silhouette and my take on it. I really enjoyed doing it and I hope you like it!!

I love to read all your comments and suggestions, because I feel that I can learn something form everyone I share my work with. Happy Friday and start enjoying your weekend.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm back!!

After almost two weeks, I'm back!! I was hospitalized with the mosquito virus and had to be away for a couple of days. I am very glad to be able to post something after a "mandatory break".

Now that I feel a little bit better, I started getting crafty again, I did this LO for Jennifer Lowery's Scrappin Silhouettes.

Did you know we want to see you play with us? Yeah, you can play along every week using the silhouette posted in the blog every Thursday. You only have to let us see your creation by linking it to the blog by next Tuesday at 6pm. Every week a random winner is chosen, and the winners of every week go to a drawing at the end of the month for some nice prizes. So, are you ready??

For this layout I used the colors of Color Combos Galore Inspiration 154 and look what I came up with:

So, now it's your turn.....go to it and have some fun.