Pinwheel Fantasy

 This is not only a card but a gift, I used Kazan's sketch to my advantage in creating a special something for a little one.  I decided the wrap around design would be a bracelet the girl could wear.
                              See how pretty my model is...she is not giving it back by the way, just in case you had    any ideas.  Can you see the shirt she is wearing? Look back on my card posts and you'll see how the card turned into a shirt, told you it was too special, now it has embroidered "wind" all around to make the balloons FLY
 close up, minus the HB pin
and the inside view, mother of pearl button and all!
Here, not fair not showing you the whole pic and here is the link to the original card so you can see the close up details of the handwork!
Have a blast this week I have been very busy with the needle!


Crate Paper!!!!

Isn't she all grown up, she looks so different from a few days ago,  back to school...

Remember when I said there was more of those houses...go check them out at the CP Blog!

                  I am so happy Lolly liked them too. Here is the whole deal as seen on their blog
     When the collection comes I will be making some Maya Road Townhouses, yum a full size version!
some details of the previous LO, ribbon and chipboard

a funky flower made out of CB photo turns

sorry about all this glare, just wanted to share Miss M 1st day of school! she made the orange flower with her titi Myriam



Harmonie is having a contest for a project LO or mini album using lots of ribbons, here is my sample working with their wonderful paper, ribbon, chipboard , alphas and inks

this is from my way down as I was embroidering the French knots on the two tonned ribbon,
close ups of embroidery
alpha details, these are so lovely, they are called peel offs, from Holland, and you can use positive and negative space as well, they are created specially for Harmonie.  You can also see their chipboard, is laser engraved, so detialed and pretty.  I used their Pistacho ink and since they are pigment based you can use embossing powder and make them shine!
here is more chipboard sample, see the details on that bracket! and the date was written on a tag I made using the excess paper on the top, the one that has the barcode on the back!  Way to recycle, love  line!

Je t'aime

Today is a very special day, my DH is celebrating his birthday!
we had dinner overlooking the Ocean,  at a special place called Ole Lelolai, a fusion of Puertorrican and Spanish cooking, very, very good!

He woke up to the smell of this...freshly baked pound cake his favorite

I found this Bundt cake mold, while NOT shopping for it, it just happened to be there, waiting for me totally out of season, not that hearts and love are, but you know it was summer not Valentine's.  It is great to bake and unmolds like a dream!
And since CCCB is challenging us to leave our Hearts in San Fancisco...here is the card for DH all packed with love , French sentiment and all, because yes I adore him!
The doily was hand stamped using Basic Grey, Maya Road and Inkadinkado stamps, inspired by the instructions of  Betsy Veldman.  This was a lot of fun to create and even my daughter stamped a doily of her own!  Very addictive, I made several more just because they looked great in all sorts of colors!
Here is my card for this weeks challenge!



Wow this just in this morning, Thank you so much, it truly is an honor!

This one is a way to challenge myself to create, they are all finished now but I will give more details and show more pics when the collection arrives.  Crate Paper Snow Day!!!!
Let me tell you I can not get enough... And since my best friends abandoned me into the house building complex, I let myself loose on this one and created a whole villa, LOL. You will not believe the size of this babies, nor the time it took me to complete them.
On to Cheyl's challenge @CCCB

I was looking 4 some yumminess and foud myself staring at a piece of Chipboard in a weird shape and a piece of Coredinations textured paper.  Inspiration comes in weird ways..anywhooo it looked to me liked an ice cream cone, sorta...and there was a piece of doilly also hanging around in my craft table, that could become the top of my cone!   So I made myself some pretty ice cream, misted it away in lime, just because the day was hot and I wanted some lime...and of course it needed to be functional and open as a card, just because I love cards in weird shapes and then I splashed color on a piece of  ribbon and made it my fave combo, pink and lime!  So cool yourself off and have some ice cream on me!


and I love her...

handmade quilled blooms...

handmade ribbon flower...

one finished LO of father daughter love!


Marco para cuadro

Hoy Tere y Wilma estuvieron en la tienda con un reto para mi, crear un "matting board" para enmarcar una página.  Mano libre a la creación que finalmente terminó con mas cosas que este, quedo hermoso, estas son las fotos que Tere puso en Facebook donde nos tomó a todas trabajando!

Con supervisión en el trabajo, LOL!
Que hermoso poder compartir el talento de mi hija que trabaja con tanta delicadeza y esmero los pequeños detalles!