Friday, November 25, 2011

DYSU Challenge #47 Grass

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! We're so glad you've joined us! This week we want to see Grass somewhere on your project!

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I opted for a non holiday card today since I am making tons of those and needed a break.  Instead, I played wit Beate's Telescoping Card Tutorial and Spiffy Scooters stamp set from Paper Smooches.  I also used the SVG set Dawn's Doilly Collection from SVG Cuts to make the mats for the card.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and take a moment to stop and meditate on the many blessings we receive each day.  I had a great time with my family.  Here is the opened card:

Thanks for the visit, hugs and kisses to you!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011



Today I finally found the other project I made using a Raindrop Echo Designs digital Stamp.  For this project I used one of the stamps in the Inspirational Sentiments set.  This is a hybrid project since the background is a digital paper that I printed with only a portion of the quote.  I also used the stamp to make a digital cut file.

For the background I stamped some doilies with a Maya Road stamp and use some home made glimmer mist to add shine.  On the parts I cut using my Cricut (the flower and two of the words) I used glossy accents to add more dimension.

I really love to find different uses for my digital stamps.  I think they are extremely versatile and with a little imagination you can create something really nice.  I still need to mat this quote and it will be placed on a frame.  Don't worry. I will take a pic of it and share it with you ;)

Saturday, November 19, 2011



Before I start cleaning my apartment I want to share a box I made back on April for a Paper Crafts magazine call.  It was rejected but I love it, that's for sure.  To make it I used the Vintage Paper Rosettes SVG Kit from SVG Cuts file.  

I also used the Paper Trey Ink stamp set Tree Trimming Trio with the matching die to cut the tree.  The DP Paper Collection is from Making Memories.  I love the colors and the vintage feeling of these papers!!

For the bow, I used a ribbon from Stampin Up I really love...  My God!  Isn't that a lovely ribbon??  I love how how this bow turned out, just perfect for the box ;)  I also used two pearl trinkets from Maya Road and a wood heart I bought at a local craft store.

You know that I love my projects to be perfectly finished so I cut two stars slightly smaller than the box size, stamped them and cover the inside of the box.  This not only adds a finish touch but gives the box more stability.

Here is the box.

 Thanks for your visit and sweet comments.  Hope you have a great day and I will be back tomorrow with another Christmas project ;)

Off to clean the house yikes!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Hey everyone! Welcome back to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! I'm so glad you could join us! This week we want to see a Splash of Blue on your project!

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For my card I used a digital stamp from Raindrop Echo Design Christmas Sentiments.  Love that set!!  I added some sparkle to the sentiment but for some reason my camera is not working properly and this is the best pic I could get.

The trees are stitched you know I love stitching!!.

I couldn't resist the urge to play a little more with another set from Raindrop Echo Design.  I will have to show you the project I made later since shame to meeeee I could't find it :(  

Here are a few pics of my working area, Can you see how much fun I have been having lately?

And here is a photo of my assistant Merengue.  She only helps in making the mess bigger :(  But God, she loves to chew stamps :(  Crazy cat!!

Have a great day and hope to see you playing with us this week.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

She Celebrates Life

Hi Friends,
I just got from a crop birthday of one of my friends.  We had a great time laughing and making cards, What better way to spend a day with your friends?  

This is the card I made my friend.  The image is the digital stamp Rosie Frames #2 from Dilli Beans Stamps.  I discovered this store yesterday browsing blogs and was instantly in love with this framed girls.

To paint it I used distress inks, watercolor pencils, India ink and a fine line pen.

I didn't use any embellishment on the card since I love so much the image I wanted it to stand alone.  Here you have a full view of the card.  For sure, I will be buying these girls since I love them and they looks perfect for mixed media projects.

Enjoy what's left of your Sunday.  I am going to take a little nap and then prepare my thing for a new week full of challenges and not so fun things to do ;)

Saturday, November 12, 2011



I keep working on my holiday cards.  Yesterday I made one card I will share later, but today I want to show you this set I made for my aunt "Titi Sofy".  I hope she gives them away, it's funny that I give her my cards and she never wants to give them... but why???  I have so much paper and I can always make her new cards.  Oh well, maybe this year...

For the cards I used a file from A Little Hut.  Love her graphic files and this one was very fun to work with.  I cut the image in a 3x3 square, which make it more difficult to deal with, but in the end I love the results.

I printed the sentiment since I wanted the card to be in Spanish and I wanted it to be personalized.

I even made coordinating envelopes with colored copy paper and a file from My Scrapchick and the labels are from My Grafico.

I guess I am goig to take a little break now to watch some TV with my hubby and do some laundry.  Hope you like the set and I will take a pic of it once I wrapped it ;)


Friday, November 11, 2011



Today that I am free at home to make whatever I like to do and my daddy is cooking for us ;)  This is a wonderful day!!!!

Have I told you I am enjoying the Holidays Card Boot-camp of Jennifer and Kristina!!  They are giving me tons of ideas to incorporate into my cards.  Like this Christmas trees made with a half circle.  

I also used an embossing folder with the letter press technique.  For the snow, I used Tim Holtz clear rock candy crackle paint and after it was dry I added some tumble glass ink to create some shadows.

Today I am working on other cards so soon I will be showing them.

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hi everyone! Welcome back to a new challenge here at Do You Stack Up?! With the holidays just around the corner, I love using music to set the mood. So, this week, we want your projects to be Inspired by a Song! Please be sure to let us know in your post what your song is. ;)


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My card for today is based THE VIDEO from British got talent where Susan Boyle auditioned with the song I dreamed a dream from Les Miserable.   There is a quote of C.S. Lewis I love that says “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”.  Dreams are a wonderful part of  my life.  They are the force that keeps me going and fighting.  Some of my dreams have become a reality and others has been shattered along the way, always with a purpose and always because God had something better for me.  

So today I show you this piece I made which will be framed and displayed at my home as a reminder that even when I reach a dream, I need to find another one just to keep going.

Thanks for the visit and have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



I am still working on building my stash of holiday cards.  I want to show you today the second card I made inspired on Jennifer's first day tutorial.  I am making a bunch of these cute stars in different sizes.  I really love how they look.

For this class I decided to use mostly my stash of holiday papers, which is a LOT of DP ;) For this card I am using an old Stampin Up holiday DP.  After giving shape to my star, I applied a coat of Liquid Laminate to add some shine.  Also, I find that this coat gives the star more stability since the DP I used is very thin.  I also add a rhinestone to the centers of the stars and clored them with a yellow Copic.

I am making three cards of each design which is really helping me build my stash for the Holidays.  I need to make not only for myself, but for all the family and friends that comes to my house asking for "their cards" LOL!

Right now I am finishing a Photo Card ;)  BTW, have you watched today's class? It's amazing!!!

Hope you have a great day!!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Yeahhh!!  I have been waiting this day for a while ;)  So I woke up this morning cook :( and then headed to my studio to watch what Kristina and Jennifer had for us today.  This will be a quick post since I have to head to my work,  but I wanted to share my card.

First of all, Thanks Kristina for that wonderful file, I will use it in many many ways... ;)

This is my card:

OK, I LOOOOVED the look that I got on my cardstock using the picket fence distress stain directly on it.  AMAZING!!  Here is a close up look of how the same cardstock looks using the paint.

Here is my completed card.  Since I love details I added some glitter to the ornament a rhinestone to the bow and a little bird to make my card more whimsical.

Hope you like it!!  I am taking two more kits of this card to work and will finish them during my lunch hour ;)

Have a great day!!

ps... I just burned the carrots I was making for my lunch.... hmmm I guess I will be eating burned food again :(