Friday, July 30, 2010

And the Winner is....

Sorry, I am late posting the winner for the Blog Candy! I have been busy with many projects that I am hoping to share soon.

The winner is ...


YEah, congratulations!! Espero que te guste mis creaciones. Por favor enviame un email con tus direciones para que yo pueda enviarte las tarjetas.

thanks so much for all that participated!

I will be showcasing a Wedding Album soon, so be sure to check back!!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blog Candy - harder than you think!

I think I finally get the hype of stamping.

If you have seen my cards you know I am a fan of digital and vintage. I love to layer papers, stitch my cards, add glitter, paint and ink. I love to stamp to create a distressed, old, worn look.

I do, however, love the look of clean and simple too. And often I will ooh and aahh over a card and tell myself that the card is beautiful but pretty easy to make. HA!! Big mistake! I want right here and right now to APOLOGIZE to all card makers out there that have dedicated their lives to stamping the perfect image. I found out that it is harder than I thought. I am very sorry for thinking that it was easy. It is an Art to do what you ladies do out there!! See end of post for a few of my favorites..

Below the result of my experience:

Supplies: Prima and Technique Tuesday stamps, Tim Holtz distress inks, Staz On ink, satin ribbons.

Now check out these pros:




And to these ladies I would like to say: YOu are simply the Best!!!

And if you, my fellow blog reader, think the above cards are worth anything, then leave me a comment and enter to have a chance on winning the cards above. The lucky winner will be picked on July 27th.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to make a chipboard album - Last Part

Hi everyone,

I am in full blast summer! We have been grilling eggplants. Have you ever tried it? Just slice them and sprinkle salt, pepper and olive oil. A few minutes on each side and they are done. They are soooo good.

We also did a beer but chicken WITHOUT the beer. We didn't have any so we used a can of ginger ale. Oh, my!!! It turned out soooo good.

Ok, I will share some photos and recipes in a later post.

Now back to scrapbooking...Below is the last part of the Bikas album that I finished and it is on its way to Portugal. Please excuse my rhetoric. It is pretty bad. I was rushing, trying to get done because of the lighting and the children and I ended up stammering and forgetting words. So enjoy the images and excuse my speech.

Would love to hear your comments and questions. :) Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

The monster I created.

The other day I was trying to organize my craft room. It used to be my dining room now it is our library/ craft room/ study room.

I needed a place to store my ribbons. I have so many spools and I thought maybe I could hang a rod on the wall and store them there. My DH (he is wonderful) made a big fuss about making holes on the wall and what rod to get and blah blah blah.

I realized it was going to be a big problem and I would have to wait a while before I got my storage solution. So... I just put my brain to work and came up with this.

I used an old bulky piece of Styrofoam I had in my closet where I store my boxes and shipping supplies. I covered it with a piece of fabric and stuck some bamboo kabob sticks in it. Then I organized my spools by type and size. To finish it up I covered it up with another piece of fabric to keep it safe from the dust.

There is a saying in Brazil that says "If you don't have a dog to hunt with, you hunt with a cat." Can you translate that into an English saying??

Now, it may not look the best but solved my storage problem. :) Hey, the day my studio looks like something out of a magazine, it will probably BE in a magazine. LOL

Next week, I will try to share some photos of my Studio. You might remember my husband made me a new table. You can see the Before pictures here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, July 2, 2010

Celebration Weekend!

Hi everyone,

great news: I am on a new DT. The tag above granted me acceptance to More Paper than Shoes!! I just love that name. It definitely describes me. I told Anna that before I had children (8 years ago) I was all about shoes. Then I had my first daughter and began scrapbooking. Now I am all about paper!! LOL

How about you??

Well, MPTS is doing a Blog Candy and a challenge. There is a forum for those that love to chat and all the other members are so talented. So during this holiday weekend, do stop by and check us out!

Also, stop by Operation Write Home and check out the OWH Stars and Stamps blog where so many card makers are sharing their talents, tips, tutorials, give aways, free digis and so much more. While you are at it, I hope you get inspired and get involved and send them some cards too.

To see some of my last shipment, go to my YouTube Channel. I made some Father's Day cards and some all occasion cards. As well as Christmas and Fall themed cards.

So join in! Make something fun, uplifting! Share your faith, your joy, your love! And just so you know, YOu are simply the best and I appreciate you stopping by. :)

Have a great weekend.