Thursday, March 15

Ink Pads and reinkers on sale!!!

Hello friends, me again! Just to enable to a great SALE going on right now at Ellen Hutson.

All Ink Pads and Reinkers on SALE - 20% OFF!! 
Stock up while supplies last!

Have a fantastic day!

Impression Obsession Challenge: Pick Any Holiday!

Hello friends!! It is time for another fun Impression Obsession Challenge!! This time is "Pick a Holiday : Any Holiday" theme.

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! (IO stamps need to be used)

I created this super cute Easter card using brand new dies, yay, they are adorable! I used Bunny Border, Sm. Happy Easter and the Carrot Medley background! 

I stamped the background in Pink ink, then I cut (yes, I cut 2 carrot from the stamp) the stamp and stamped carrots in gold.
Die-cut the Border bunny in Shimmering Pink cardstock and the sentiment in gold cardstock. 

Love how this card turned out, so cute!

This is the hop list:
Hope you like my project.
Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, March 12

Lucky you!

Hello friends! I am back even though I never left, just had a bit of back problems so I was not creating much  since every time I moved I was in pain. But although I am not 100% OK, I am getting there and I had a lot to share in the next few days!!
I have received a lot of new craft products and you don't want to miss it because everything is amazing!!

So, are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?! Last week I received new dies from Impression Obsession!! Oh my goodness, you need to check them out because they are adorable!
Anyways, I have a set of card I created using a couple of dies, no stamps needed. Aren't these cards so much fun? I made them while the little ones were playing.

For these card I used Tiny Shamrocks and Lucky You dies!

Lucky YouTiny Shamrocks

For these 2 first cards I used Wide Watercolor Stripe Background stamp (a must have stamp in your collection) , the first background was using Memento Tuxedo Black and the second one using Golden Delicata. I used the Tiny Shamrocks die to create a background piece.On the second card I filled the spots with light, dark and gold shamrocks.

 For this card I created a background using watercolor paper and Color Burst: Lemon Yellow and Phetalo Green, then added the little shamrocks around and the die-cut sentiment.

Hope you like them!
Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, March 1

Technique Junkies March Release

Hello friends!! Welcome to another fun March release from Technique Junkies. This month we have, as always, super fun sets. I worked with 4 stamps this time.
If you arrived here from the Technique Junkies Blog you are in the right place, if not check HERE to start the right hop order.

So, let me show you the projects I have for you today.

Happy Easter
For this sweet card I used the "Little Bunny" stamp, isn't it cute??!! First, I created a background with Color Burst (Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Lemon Yellow), set aside to dry, then die-cut the piece and stamped the cute bunny on top in Ganache StazOn Ink.
Die-cut or emboss a background, adhered it a white card base, then adhered the oval image with foam tape. Then, stamp the sentiment "Happy Easter" in St. Valentine StazOn ink on a piece of vellum. I die-cut grass and eggs (from leftover yupo paper) and adhered them to card.

 You are
This card was just a lot of fun to make, pretty simple. I used the new "Perfect Atoms" stamp. Stamped image on a piece of watercolor paper in Jet Black StazOn ink. Then used Color Burst to create the background. Hard to see but I added Pink Sparkle marker to the birds and green sparkle marker to the leaves. After that, I trimmed the piece and added to a white card base. Finally, I added metallic gold tape.
 Dream on
This is a super cute 4.25" square card. Here I used "Free Spirit" set of 4. First I played with alcohol ink and yupo paper (it's so addicting!) After my yupo paper was dried, I stamped the image in Blue StazOn ink, then die-cut the image with scallop square dies. Die-cut a bigger panel from blue cardstock to  add behind the image panel.
For the card front I stamped the feathers all around in versamark ink, then added clear embossing powder and heat (Confession time, I didn't clean up my stamp very well and got few spot of light blue around, I actually like it this way)
Then, added the panel to card base and tied ribbon around.

Now, I invite you to visit Ceal's blog!
Don't forget the new release has an instant 15% off until March 8th!! (no coupon needed) and you can use my 10% discount code TJ10Giovana  to get all the Color Burst, they are so much to play with and the vibrant colors are amazing!!

Hope you enjoy the new release.
Have a wonderful day!

My Sweet Petunia and Ink Blot Shop Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone!! Welcome to a super fun blog hop between Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia!
Ink Blot Shop is a new stamp company with super cute and adorable images, you have to check them out.
And just for hopping and leaving your precious comments you will be entered to win one of two prizes:
 * $50 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia
* and two stamp sets from Ink Blot Shop  Arts & Crafts Icons and Arts & Crafts Sentiments

You must leave your comments no later than Sunday March 11th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday March 13th, on the Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia blogs 


For today's hop I am using this super cute set "Floral Frenzy", this set has so many possibilities, you can go from super cute to very elegant in no time. Just really adore this set.

Thinking of you card
Of course for all my cards I used my Original MISTI to get a perfect and crisp image.

I started stamping the rose in Antique Linen Distres Inks all over my white piece of cardstock. After that I colored the roses using 2 Spectrum Noir markers FS2 and FS5 then I added outline with a brown pencil and the leaves with DG1 and DG2 and a green pencil.

After I finished coloring the image I die-cut it twice, yes, the outside edges I used the scallop rectangle stitched die and a rectangle stitched die in the middle. 
I adhered the  outside die-cut piece direct to a light pink card base, then I added foam tape to the middle die-cut piece and adhered it to the card base. Added a die-cut sentiment and voila, card was finished!
I honestly love how this card turned out!! I hope you too!

Hello card
This is very similar to the previous one, I stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock in Antique Linen Distress Ink, then I colored and outline them using Chameleon Colored Pencils. They are super smooth and blend quite wonderful. Then I die-cut the image using rectangle stitched dies as well as a kraft piece to add behind the image. Both layers were added to a white card base using foam tape. Finally, added gold sequins, white pearls and a die-cut hello sentiment in gold cardstock.

Another Hello card
Yep, I couldn't stop and I made another Hello card, this one was the easiest to put together.
First, I stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock, no coloring needed. I adhered the images to a kraft tag and set it aside. Then I created a background using a transparent piece of Yupo paper and alcohol inks, so much fun!! I die-cut the piece with scallop rectangle dies and adhered it to a white card base, then added the tag and pink rhinestones and a Pink Hello die- cut sentiment.
Card is done!

(Click on the pictures for a bigger look)

Blog Hop List

Hope you like my projects.
Have fun hopping.

Impression Obsession Challenge: Clean and Simple

Hello friends!! It is time for another fun Impression Obsession Challenge!! This time is "Clean and Simple" theme.

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! (IO stamps need to be used)

I created this super cute Easter card using the bunnies from Flying Kites and the Happy Easter sentiment and a variety of inks.

Today's hop list:

Monday, February 26

My Sweet Petunia and Heffy Doodle Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to another fantastic collaborating blog hop between Heffy Doodle and My Sweet Petunia.
We will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a £25 shopping spree at Heffydoodle

Let me show you the projects I created with this super cute set "Happy Snappy Crocs" stamp set and coordinated dies.
Seriously, this set has super cute crocodile images, I am in love! Plus the cheesy smile, hehehe, feels like me, I have a very silly sense of humor and cheesy smile.

I started stamping several images using Memento Tuxedo Black and my Original MISTI. Then colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers.
Happy Birthday Card
This card is just so much fun, the super cute croc is just adorable!! See the cute hands up (lol, hands, right?!) For this card I created a background using watercolor paper and Color Burst powders, stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Jet Black Ink and adhered the little cupcake under the sentiment, then die-cut the piece with square dies. Also, die-cut a frame using scallop square and square dies. After that I created the shaker part adding clear and gold sequins. After that I adhered the shaker part on a 6" x 6" square card base and added the croc and the gift and cake to the frame.

Cheesy Smile card
I really love how this card turned out. A super cute croc-in-love, floating on clouds!!
For this card I again created a background using Color Burst on a piece of watercolor paper. Then die-cut the piece using scallop rectangle dies, also die-cut the inner part of the piece using cloud dies. Stamped the sentiment using the MISTI and Jet Black ink. Adhered a piece of foam behind the piece and added it to card base. Adhered more foam behind the clouds to create more dimension. After that, I added the croc on top of the cloud and few pieces of foam adhesive behind it,a dded the heart and blue rhinestones.

Hope you like my cards. Now, this is the hop list, remember to leave a comment to all the blogs so you can be entered to win one of the giveaway prizes!!
You have until Sunday March 4th, at 11:59 PM Central time  to leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Tuesday March 6th, on the Heffy Doodle and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Now, this is the hop list:
Have fun hopping!

Wednesday, February 21


Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a great day! Today, I want to share with you a super cute and elegant card.
For this project I used the rose from the new set "Faith, Hope, Love". I stamped it the image several times on a piece of White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored the roses with Spectrum Noir markers, even the background, I also added clear shimmer to the roses, but it was very hard to photograph. Stamped the sentiment on a piece of Vellum in Brown ink and adhered it to image.
After that, I die-cut the image and created a die-cut frame as well from watercolor paper, added it on top of the image with foam tape.
Finally, I added the image to a white card base, added a bow and pearls.

Hope you like it. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, February 19

He has Risen

Hello friends!Sharing today a set of Easter cards! Now that Valentine's is over, you can start all out Easter/Spring projects!!
I love tulips, they are so pretty and elegant looking, after so many years I planted a big row of tulips on my yard and once they bloomed I was a happy camper.

Anyway, let me show the cards I made, they are so easy to mass produce in case you send out Easter cards.
These are the Tutti Designs I used:

TUTTI-255 Easter TulipsTUTTI-413 Dotted Nesting OvalsTUTTI-419 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

I started with a sheet of watercolor paper and added Color Burst Powders, set aside the paper to let it dry, then die-cut the piece using the Dotted nesting Ovals and Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles Dies. I also die-cut the pieces in vellum paper.

 Die-cut the Easter Tulips in white, pink and a leftover watercolor painted piece.
 After that, I just adhered the pieces together, stamped the He has Risen sentiment on the piece of vellum. Finally I added pearls and the cards were done!

Here are the cards all together.

Entering this set to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Add a Die.

Hope you like my projects!
Have a fantastic day!

For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Happy Crafting!