Darling Sweetheart

It's week 144 at CCCB and It's a Small World it's their theme,
You need to use a map as part of your design
My immediate thought was CP 14 because I had seen this gorgeous heart based on a map
But as I scrolled down I saw Charlene had used it so I started pouring over the line again
and found a line of hearts as stickers and another die cut in the shape of a button
so here's my take on the challenge
I die cut a Spellbinder doily and lined it with an ivory patterned paper from Webster's
then I used twine to sew my button to the doily
I cut the lined up heart stickers into and individual piece to fit the scale of my button
because of course I needed a pair.

I then machine stitched a couple of layers over a frame die cut also by CP 14
and to finish it up added my sentiment flags
when you open the card it reads:
"Be mine"
Because of the many layers I am presenting it at sugarcreekhollow!
And here's a page I made for the "Papeles y Mas"
as it appears published in their February Edition page 23
Photo: Milagros C. Rivera @Paper Boutique
And here's a sneak peek at my upcoming class at the Convention
you will have to click on the image for more details!

So as you can see it is all a Crate Paper affair!!!
Have a beautiful week everyone!!!


Today is

My birthday, I had no idea Google would make me a birthday word.  None of you know I am actually a digital hoarder of google images, LOL.  I right click and save all the images they create because I think it's mega cool the way they turn their alpahs into things I can recognize, I also suffer when it's something I can not keep, like when they make animated stories where you clink and drag and it evolves.  Crazy huh?  Well this one is MY very own
and I LOVE it so thank you Google you are and will be my favorite search engine!!!
The new heather is courtesy of my husband taking me to chase the sunrise. It was a glorious morning thanks to living in the exact eastern side of the island we can get to see the most beautiful sunrises!
This week it's forever mine at CCCB
here's this weeks inspiration

  I thought about doing another easel card using the fabulous Graphic 45 image for the month of February.
 This hearts shower is to die for cute!!!!
isn't it pretty?? what a glamorous girl
I hope you can forgive my absence because I have been doing invitations and not scrappin...
Let's toast to a scrappy new year now that I am more relaxed!!!
And sharing Culebra once more as it is always in my wish list no matter how many times I am able to visit!!!
As always in looooove that you come and visit
love you


Vintage Girl

Hola everyone! back again this week playing for the CCCB
The theme this week is vintage boy or girl and I wanted to do a birthday card.
Challenging myself to hues of purple I never use I came up with this cute card.
Loving the Graphic 45 new line, celebrating every month
don't you just love that beautiful image of a 2 year old in front of her cake!!!!

And of course a touch of pink never hurt anyone!
So let's hope you all have a great weekend!
See you next week, when I will share some more!


Chalkboard Art

It's a brand New Year everyone, 2013 and did you know 13 was my favorite number?
Well now you do it goes back to my name
13 corresponds to the letter M in the alphabet
and speaking of letters the challenge this week at TSTR is monogram madness
isn't this image fabulous?
Well this brand new week I have been working non stop on invitations for other peoples events.
My table has been full and I have been overwhelmed by work and deadlines.
So I took a little time off to play
and I wanted it to be with chalk art
check the link aren't those gorgeous inspiration photos???
And Betsy Veldman has done her versions too and all over Pinterest you are bound to find tons of inspiration
So here's my own chalboard version
of my Monogram
I am rather fond of the look, maybe it's some childhood memories of my teachers writing in the blackboard and me wanting to be them.
Anywhoo I loved working with my "eraser" and my "chalks" to create the look
I hope you follow the links and get some directions it's a really fun thing to do.
And even without my usual frills I don't feel naked at all, after all there's a couple of blings in there too ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope I get to see more of you in this brand New Year