Sunday, January 29, 2012



Desde hacen varias semanas me encontré en Pinterest esta imagen la cual encontré simplemente hermosa.  Inmediatamente me di a la tarea de encontrar un sketch que me sirviera de base para crear una tarjeta con una ventana similar a la de la foto.  Encontré el mismo en el blog Freshly Made Sketches.  Decidí utilizar un file de SVG Cuts – Townhouse Window SVG Mini Pack el cual considero súper apropiado para este proyecto y pos supuesto era el momento perfecto para usar mi nuevo set de Paper Smooches Vogue Abode.  La realidad es que esas ventanitas son uno de los primeros files que compré en esa tienda y apenas lo he utilizado.  Pero que bueno cuando tenemos las herramientas apropiadas para un proyecto que nos viene a la mente!!

Esta vez decidí crear un video que detalla en forma resumida el proceso creativo de la tarjeta.  Es mi primer video así que no es perfecto, pero si esta hecho con mucho cariño.  WOW!  Ha sido un proceso largo pero bien entretenido. 

Para este año 2012 me he retado en preparar videítos con tarjetas y proyectos.  Aun no tengo manera de grabar en vivo mi proceso creativo, pero tan pronto logre conseguir la forma estaremos en camino de tener tutoriales en español con subtítulos en ingles.  Por el momento, los tenemos en inglés porque hay que practicar el difícil como dice mi papá.

 ¡¡Espero que les guste tanto como a mí!!


A few week ago I came across this picture in Pinterest.  I knew immediately that I needed to make a card using it as a source of inspiration.  I went to my reader to look for a sketch to use as a starting point for my card.  I found it at Freshly Made Sketches.  I decided to use a file from SVG Cuts – Townhouse Window SVG Mini Pack and of course it was time to ink my new Paper Smooches Vogue Abode Set.  The file from SVG Cuts was one of the first I bought from that company and I hardly use it… but, Isn’t it great to have the necessary tools when you want to make a project? 

This time I challenged myself to create a short video describing my creative process.  It’s my first video ever, so please be kind LOL!

For this year I have challenged myself to make a few videos, tutorials and share cut files created by me.  It’s time I give back a little of the wonderful things I have received from Blogland.

I hope you like my card and that you like the video as much as I do ;)

Aquí está la tarjeta completa!! / Here is the complete card!!

Y aquí el video ;)  /  And here the video ;)

Thursday, January 26, 2012



Hey everyone!

Welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! This week is all aboutRIBBONS!!    We all have yards and yards of those yummy things in our stash.  So let’s take them out and give them some good use. 

For this week we have four great sponsors:

Crafty Sentiments
 Winner's choice of 4 images 

The StampingBoutique 
 Winner's choice of 5 images 

Dearie Dolls 
 Winner's choice of 4 images 

This week I got to play with an image from Dearie Dolls named Valentine Arbor.  Love this image because it requires to make a complete scene, and you know how much I love to do sponging with my Distress Inks!!  I also used watercolor and Prismacolor pencils to color the image.  This is my first experience with Prismacolors and I love these pencils!!  I see more colors added to my stash in a near future :)

I really don't know what is happening to my camera lately that is not giving me good quality photos.  Still I finally got one that looks relatively good.

Here is my card:

Thanks for your visit and for leaving me some love.  
Hope you have a great day!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Hola amiguitas!!

La tarjeta de hoy está inspirada en el video de Julie de el día 10 en la clase que estoy tomando en el site de Online Classes.  Para la tarjeta use un file digital de SVG Cuts ya que no tengo ningún troquel del tamaño apropiado para lo que quería hacer.
Espero que les guste!!

Hello blogger friends!!

Today’s card was inspired by Julie’s day 10 video on the CAS class I’ve been taking at Online Class.  I am loving this negative die cutting thing!!  It’s a great way to stretch our papers.  I used my digital cutter and prepare the file since I didn’t have a die with the proper dimension for this idea. 
I hope you like it!!


Blue floss from my stash.
Brown button

Polka dot embossing plate from Stampin Up

Thursday, January 19, 2012



Este fin de semana al fin logré hacer que mi maquina KNK Maxx  se comunicara con mi computadora.   Estuve practicando primero con el bolígrafo haciendo dibujos para ir acostumbrándome a la misma.  Ayer en la noche decidí que ya era hora de comenzar a trabajar con la navaja.  Luego de varios papeles echados a perder L  logré cortar estas tarjetitas que hice para la clase que estoy tomando de “Clean and Simple Cards”.  El corte de la máquina es espectacular, y eso que aun me falta perfeccionar el “set up” de la misma.   Lo próximo es aprender a usarla para cortar fieltro y madera balsa.  Ya estaré compartiendo con ustedes mis aventuras con KNK.  Por el momento las dejo con el primer set que hice con la maquinita.

Over the last weekend  Ifinally was able to establish communication between my KNK cutter and the computer.   I started practicing with the pen to get acquaintance with the basic setups.  Yesterday I decided it was time to start playing with the blade and after wasting a few cardstocks I was able to cut this card set.  I made it to continue practicing for the Clean and Simple Cards class I am taking at the Online Classes site.  I am amazed at the quality of the cuts of this machine, even though I am still learning how to make the proper setups for each type of paper.  After I master paper, my next move is to cut felt and balsa wood.  So I will keep you updated on my progress with the machine.  For the moment here is my first set made with it.   

- KNK Maxx
- Stampin Up Polka Dot embossing plate
- Big Shot
- Square punch to make the banner end.

Misc. ingredients:
- Baker's twine from my stash.
- Mounting tape.
- Scraps of solid colors cardstock.


Hey everyone!

Welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! 
This week we want to see PATTERNS!!  
Whether you use patterned design paper or create your own,
 we want to see your colorful creations. 

This week sponsors:
My Little Shoebox Surprise Goodie Bag
Copic Marker Scrapbooking 6 Copic Ciao Markers (North/South America) 
Martha Stewart punch (rest of the world) 

I got to play with some wonderful products from My Little Shoebox.  I love the quality of these papers and products. Still have a lot of paper and fun stuff that I will be using to showcase more about this wonderful company.  For today's challenge I made a set of 3" mini cards.  I looove to have these sets ready for any last minute gift.  And believe me when I tell you they have become handy... oh Yeahh!!!
Here are the cards:

Here is the box:

See those wonderful flowers?  They are from a sheet of die cuts.  
All I had to do was to roll the flowers.  Isn't that great??

And here is a collage of the entire set:

I hope you play with us this week.  
Thanks for the visit and your sweet comment.


Sunday, January 15, 2012



Yesterday I was browsing blogs and I decided to play with the challenge #73 at the Case Study Blog.  Negative die cutting is starting to be one of my favorite’s things to do.  It helps me maximize the use of my paper… and you know how important that is!!!  ;)

Here is the CAS card I made.  I made it simple to keep practicing with CAS cards. 

This is the inside of the card ;)

Now, I have to start working with my design team duties wohoo!!! 

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a happy Sunday!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012



This month my dear friend Alison opened the virtual doors to her stamp store The Alley Way.  I already have my first three stamp sets and I have to say “I AM IN LOVE BABY”.  I decided to combine my CAS cards from the Clean and Simple Cards class I am taking with these wonderful stamps.  This week I am using the set  Jibber Jabber.  It has the most wonderful words that you can combine to create great sentiments!!  Here is a peak at the set:

Here are the cards I have made so far with this set:

Hey you be Unique!


 I hope you like the cards.  Nest week I will show you more cards wit another great set from TAWS.


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hey everyone! Welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! This week we want to Be Pinky!!  So grab a cup of your favorite hot drink and join us in the fun of creating some pink, cute & delicate fun project.

This week’s sponsor is:

The Stamps of Life - Winner's choice of  2 stamps sets

And here my project!!

Recibí de la compañía Stamps of Life el set Letters 2 Color.  Yo nunca le había dado importancia  a los sets de abecedarios hasta hace algunos meses.  Sin embargo, he descubierto que con una simple palabra estampada en una linda letra se puede obtener una linda tarjeta.   He practicado mucho con papel de copia pero bueno, al menos ese lo compro en Costco y es baratísimo LOL! 
Aquí  les muestro un juego de mini tarjetitas que hice haciendo uso del set Letters 2 Color.  Espero que les guste y que reciban inspiración para hacer una tarjetita y compartirla con nosotros.

I received a wonderful stamp set from The Stamps of Lifenamed Letters 2 Color.  Since a few months I never even looked at ABC’s stamp sets but now I am in love with them.  I have discovered that with only a nice word or letter can make a card beautiful.  This has taken me a few copy papers to practice, but what the heck!!  I buy them in Costco and they are cheap LOL!!!
Here is a mini cards set featuring Letters 2 Color.  Hope you like it and get some inspiration for your card.

Que tengan un hermoso día!!  /  Have a great day!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012



Me encantan estas tarjetas sencillas.  No solo quedan súper lindas, son fáciles de hacer.  WOW!  Lo que me he estado perdiendo por andar complicándome la vida.  Pero no se confundan!!  Mi sentido de la sencillez sigue ahí, solo que lo estoy medicando por el momento ;)

I love these clean and simple cards!!  Not only they are super cute, they are also super-fast and  to make.  WOW!  I can’t believe what I have been missing while making all those complicated cards and projects.  But don’t get confused, my sense of simplicity is still there, I am only medicating it for a while ;)

Aquí la tarjetita que hice esta mañana para la clase.  Here the card I made this morning for the class.

See ya!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 1 – Simple Sketches with Kristina


Hoy comienza la clase Clean & Simple Cardmaking en el site Online Classes de Jennifer y Kristina.  La primera clase se centra en sketches sencillos y en hacer tu tarjeta con un solo “layer”.  Les muestro la tarjeta que hice luego de ver el video de Kristina.  Las que me conocen saben que mi concepto de la sencillez es bien complicado por lo que cuando vi este curso sabía que era para mi.  Una de mis metas para este año es hacer más tarjetas con el estilo sencillo y alegre “Clean and Fun”.  Así que con esto en mente decidí tomar este curso.  Aquí les dejo mi tarjetita ;)

Today start the online class Clean & Simple Cards with Jennifer and Kristina.  Today’s post highlights simple card sketches and how to make a single layer card.  Here I how you the card I made following one of the sketches after viewing Kristina’s video.  When I saw the sneak peek for this class I knew it was for me.  I have a very complicated sense of what simple is, so hopefully this class will help me grab the sense of what a simple card must be ;)  One of my resolutions for this year is to make more clean and fun cards.  So with this in mind I decided to participate in this class, besides the fact that I love these events!!!  
Here is my card:

Tengo un tip para hoy.  Yo creo mis propios “masks” haciendo uso de papel de copia o cardstocks que no me gusten y la pega Tac kit Over & Over.  Para este tipo de tarjeta que va a ser de una sola capa, es bueno proteger la parte posterior de la misma.  Haciendo uso de papel de copia y esta pega reposicionable, yo hago mis propios masks.  Esto me economiza dinero porque sustituyo tener que comprar el “Masking Paper” de Inkadinkado.

I have a tip for today’s class.  I make my own Masking Paper with Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over and  cheap cardstock or copy paper (depending on how much I will use the mask).  This has the same results as the Masking Paper from Inkadinkado and saves me a few bucks.  Here is a photo of the mask I made for my card:

Aunque hoy es feriado, ya me tengo que ir a trabajar pues en la oficina tenemos varios proyectos especiales que requyieren que hagamos de lado el disfrutar nuestro día feriado.  Pero no me quería ir sin antes tener mi dosis de terapia creativa para darme energía para el día.  Espero que disfruten y que pasen un hermoso lunes!!

OK, now I have to go to work even though today is a holiday here in Puerto Rico.  We have a special project at the office so we have to work.  But first I needed to have my morning creative therapy.  Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!


Sunday, January 8, 2012


Hoy les muestro una tarjetita que hice hace unos días mientras recogía mi estudio.  Para el fondo usé el set Dwelling de Claudine Hellmuth Studio y la frase es del set Many Thanks de Lawn Fawn.  La tarjeta es bien sencilla pues usé scraps de papel.  Pero aun así me encantó el resultado.
Espero que tengan un buen día!!

Today I share a simple card I made a few days ago with some scraps from my Christmas cards.  For the background I used the stamp set Dwelling from Claudine Hellmuth and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s  set  Many Thanks.  It’s a very simple card but I love the results.
Hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hey everyone! Welcome to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! This week we want to LET IT SNOW!!  So grab a cup of your favorite hot drink and join us in the fun of creating some snowy fun project.

This week’s sponsors are:

Meljen’s Winner's Choice of 4 Images

Robyn’s Fetish Winner’s Choice of EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack

Crafter Companion - The Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advanced Techniques DVD

Here is my card!

I used a digital stamp from Robyn's Fetish named Hot Coco.  The Whipped cream has glitter although it's hard to appreciate it in the photo, the card has a lot of glitter and shine.  I hope you get motivated to participate with us this week.

Have a great day!!