Christmas is coming! it's in the air, I can smell it,  I can almost touch it!
I decided to play with the easel cards, it's Linda's challenge over
at CCCB and it's my first one ever!
I enjoyed this very much
I started by cutting one of the new Spellbinders dies
I wanted an empty space to layer a different color underneath.
Inspired by the just neutrals palette over at TSTR

I used a mix of whites, platinum, golds and Kraft

The snowflake was painted with platinum stickles
the sentiment was stamped and handcut

the pearl in the centre is a silver one by Doodlebug
too cute!

I hope like me, you get a little inspired to try something new!


My Family

We had a very special weekend, my aunt turned 80 and her children gave her a wonderful birthday bash.  One of those you are thrilled to go because you know you will spend time with loved ones you haven't seen in a while.
I hope some of her genes rub on me! You can not definately tell her age!!!
She is also my Godmother and the sweetest person you'll ever meet!
The weekend before was mom's birthday and this is one of those rare ones where there's a photo of the whole family.  We had a fabulous lunch with mom in this awesome rest La Colina360 located in my hometown Morovis, PR.  You can see from the north part the Atlantic Ocean and from the south the beautiful mountain region

I used enamel to do my title work and I love the depth and shine it brings

the palette was inspired by The Color Room #138

A very elegant palette, very classy
I also used Rachael's challenge over at Colorful Creations
to use 2 photos, ribbon, brads/buttons, sewing, matting, distressing
check on all that!!!

And here's a peek of a new one I made of mom with all of us!
Hope you enjoy this wonderful week!


I'll be home for Christmas

It's a beggining of a new week and the challenge over at
CCB is based on my favorite Christmas song  I'll be home for Christmas
and the inspiration photo couldn't be sweeter!!!
It is Violeta's birthday today
last year I handpainted a Christmas ornament for her
This year I decided to build her a sweet little house as a present
Inspired by the photo I used pure whites and soft pinks
shimmer and sparkle mixed away to create
a cozy and shabby little home.
I used Cuttlebugs new embossing folder Christmas Stitches
so sweet like a handmade quilt
with the liquid pearls I painted some pink
and xactoed my windows and doors in shimmery pink cardstock

There's ton of Melissa Frances here, don't you just love the tiny pink tree
it's a mere 1 3/4" tall with the wooden base that I painted Ivory

the roofs were made using glitter cardstock in a
silver color

the tinsel is also Melissa Frances

Full view of the sweet home for Christmas
Thanks for stopping by


Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! just checking in to share a little project I made today
for the TSTR.  The theme this week is
'Sweet Shabby Christmas'
and it has the most gorgeous inspiration photo!!!
they are sooo me, I could have these 3 little darlings on my bedside table to wake up every 
Christmas morning in a shabby, pastel, sweet mood!
So you know how much pink inspires me and if it also need some glitter and shimmer
the happier I am!
I decided to cut the new Spellbinders Christmas tree in a satin pink cardstock
and then trim it like there's no tomorrow.
I also used Tim Holtz banner die to stamp and emboss in silver my Christmas sentiment
I just love how shabby it looks, of course some distress inking makes it stand out.
here's a closer look of how the front opens up!
top view with all the trimmings
Since the final piece of my tree made it so special
I decided to make it into a box.
Using My scoreboard I made a giant matchbox to open from the front.
I used a Melissa Frances tinsel trim for my pull knot.
It's home to a fantastic inspirational book:
"Everyday Comfort"
spiritual reflections for women

The box was made out of shimmer cardstock in pink, layered with glitter cardstock in a silver hue
and then topped with the card base in white.
Now if they made some mercury glass so Icould trim my paper tree...
I hope you have enjoyed my creation
as much as I did creating it!!!


A special bond

Hey everyone it's a new week, at least for me, LOL, with
voting going on in the country we all were free
from work and school.
I hope you made time to vote
this week I am playing with scrapfriendsthey have these amazing sketches
you just have to go and check them out!
Since I found them at Fi's it's only fair I did her color palette challenge at CC!
After using the sketch with the color palette Fi provided
I did all the twist, the photo is matted on canvas
wet mediums used are Dylusions in crushed grape and modeling paste with a Prima mask for the circle.  I also used twine (more fibre) behind the photo wrapped in a circle shape.
The journaling is of course related to the photo and title.

here's the sketch, yummy!
and more details for you to look!

sparkling bling!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!



Thanks to the fine ladies at TSR for making my entry an honorable mention cup of tea!
November is already here and I can't wait to bring out my nutcrackers, trees, villas and all the Christmas Magic home!
In the meantime there is so much to be Thankful for
that it deserves a special feature.
With this weeks inspiration from TSR I have decided to go
the Thanksgiving way and prepare
a paper extravaganza for my table.
Don't you just adore this cute image!!!!
the colors plus a flower (S)
here we go
gather your supplies, and hydrate yourself

measure, cut and paste

embellish (my favorite part!!!)

give meaning to your creation!

full view for your tea lights

use your scraps! how about some cute place cards for your guest

make some napkin rings,
 Another ubber cute idea for the napkin ring can be found here
on my friend Audrey's blog,
 hers are mega cute with critters!!!

all I need now are some guests and some turkey!
This is an awesome way to use your scraps nothing was wasted
you can also visit my challenge at CC
for more "use your stash" ideas!
Thanks for stopping by!