Monday, December 31, 2012

To a very special guy - Birthday

Happy New Year everyone!! May 2013 be a happy and healthy one xoxo

This will be my last post of 2012, it's been an amazing year, thanks for the support and the wonderful comments it means the world to me ;)))

I have time for a quickie..LOL!!. My mom asked for a card for my brother's birthday coming up in January, here is what I came up with!

and here is the sketch I used by Freshly Made Sketches, FMS66

It's a very masculine card, simple and  kind of CAS I think, for me anyway..LOL!!

I'm entering the following challenges
Diva's by Design Challange, #66 anything goes
Freshly Made Sketches #66, sketch FMS66
Simon Says Stamps Challenge, anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy, #46 anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, Here's to  many more creations in 2013!!  CHEERS!!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

You Rock - Birthday

Here is my last post for today!! It feels good to be back, to be honest I'm glad if I post once a week ;)))

Today I made a male card around music! I made one for my hubby a while ago, this is for one of his band mates from his wife!!

Here is my creation:

I found an amazing pack of paper at HomeSense, a new store opened up in my area...not sure if that's a good thing..LOL!! The paper is from DCWV paper stacks, the rockstar mat stack collection. I also used ribbon from American crafts and Robyn's dew drops. Of course I can't make a card without using one of my die cuts or my embossing folders, I don't know what I did before I had those...LOL!!

I will be entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps challenge, anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy, anything goes
Aud Sentimetns challange, use any sentiment
Craftymess Challenge, #24 show some sparkle/bling ( I think my guitars do the trick ;) )

That's it for tonight! Hope you all have a great time bringing in the New Year!! Drive safe and be good!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Sympathy cards

Hello  again everyone,

In my previous post I did not mention why I've been away, in short a terrible tragedy happened to our family. We lost someone AMAZING and well ...we are all saddened and very shocked!! We will heal in time but for now rest in Peace Adolfo, you will be missed xoxo

Here are a few sympathy cards, take a look:

The first 3 sentiments are from Create with TLC, a fantastic artist, you can check her out here.

I will not be entering any challenges, just wanted to share my creations with you.

Thanks for popping by, I hope to be back with another post.

love & create ...with a smile :)

A Cupcake Creation!!

Hello Everyone!

Hope you all had a great Christmas and since I'm here, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! May 2013 bring you lots of love and health!!
I have been gone for a while, family stuff, but thanks to my crafting I've remained strong and sain, it's a great form of relaxation and takes your mind off of...well STUFF!!!

So let's begin by showing you a birthday card , the 2 must haves were, Turquoise and cupcakes:

I thought this Bugaboo image was perfect for the job!! She is adorable!! Plus it's an easel card is the open and side view:

I used my favorite Martha Stewart border punch and cupcake ribbon I purchased from the dollar store. The Robyn's dew drops add a touch of shine along with the stickles used on the cupcakes.

I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp challenge, anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy, challenge #46 anything goes
Aud Sentiments challenge, use any sentiment

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be back soon!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's Christmas cards TIME!!!

Hello everyone!!

I've been a busy little elf, making Christmas cards and having so much fun!!

Here are a few!!

Of course my inspiration are all the amazing and fabulous crafters out there!! They are so talented, thanks so much for inspiring me!!

These will be part of the Teacher's Packages I will be selling and giving out this season. I'm sure we can all use more Christmas cards right!! 

I will be entering the first card (stocking Merry Christmas) in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network, Christmas anything goes
Tammy Scrapin Corner,  anything goes
Crafty Sentiments, Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!!
Ciao for now!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy b-day my love!

Hello again!!

I got a call today from one of my dear friends, she needs a card for her hubb's birthday this weekend, well since he plays with my husband in a band I came up with this.....

Cool right!! I got lucky and found all the right papers for this card tonight, I am so happy!!

I waned to play with Brown Sugar Challenges this week and it's a BINGO:
I also loved this weeks color duo at Dynamic Duos:

And this sketch from i {heart} sketches: nov2012sketch

I of course will enter their challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenges, BINGO
I {heart} sketches, november sketch 2012
Dynamic Duos, DD#28, soft and sublte color duo

Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to watch my Monday night sitcoms with my hubby! Have a great week! xo

Ciao for now!

love & create ...with a smile :)

figure skating - BDay

Happy Monday everyone!!

Today I worked on a a special request, a mom for her daughter on her birthday.  Her daughter used to skate when she was younger, my dilemma was to make a card suitable for a woman, not just a girl...this is what I came up with!!

I think the silhouette really captured something special, I hope the mom and the daughter like it!!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions challenge, Birthday #84
Challenges 4 everybody, anything goes #7
Sunny challenge, Birthday (my fellow blogger Crafting Vicky came across this new challenge blog, Thanks V!!)
Patties Creations Challenge, Birthday #56
Digi Darla's, use favroite die cuts #37 (BTW all die cuts are my favorite..LOL!!)
Tammy Scrapin Corner, Anything goes #36

Well I'm off to make a few Christmas cards, I hope I have time to show you some of them!!

Ciao for now

love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shoes by Bugaboo - birthday wishes

It's me again!!

I've been crafting away in my craft room and haven't really got out to blog about it...Just took a break to show you one of my latest creations!!

I just love Bugaboo digis!! Not only do I get their freebies every Friday but I've won some and purchased some too!! They are really versatile and fun to color.

As I've mentioned before I need to make some Teacher's gifts, so far 3 for me and 5 for other people...YAY!!  So I am crafting my little heart away these days. Don't want to wait until the last minute ;))

I've made this exact same card with a french sentiment as well, since 3 of the gifts are for french teachers. I hope to show you more soon.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody, #6 Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox, #29 Ribbon
Anything Goes challenge blog,  #79 Anything Goes
Tammy Scrapin Corner, Anything Goes with any artist
Digi Makeover, #60 layers

Thanks for stopping by,

Hope to see you real soon ;))

love & create ...with a smile :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1st Halloween

Good morning everyone!!

Last night I worked on a sweet card for the little Princess in our family, we call her our "PRINCIPESSA" (princess in Italian). I've spoken about her before, her name is Giada!! Melissa if you're reading this STOP!!!  You'll see it in a few hours..LOL!!

It's going to be her first Halloween so I thought it would be a great for me to make my FIRST Halloween card..YAY!!

Here it is:

Isn't it adorable! The image is from Bugaboo Stamps Stamps, it's supposed to be three babies sitting in a row dressed in pumpkin costumes but I  cut the one out since I'm making it for one little girl.

I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #57:

and followed the Catch the Bug October Bingo Challenge at Bugaboo;clip_image002

I really enjoyed making this card, it's always special when it's going to someone special!!

I'm entering the following challenges with this card,
Freshly Made sketches #57
Catch the Bug, October BINGO challenge, I used Twine/Sentiment/Orange & Black.
Tammy Scrapin Corner, anything goes
Hiding in my craft room, Die cuts (I used 2 of them)

I hope to be back real soon, thanks for stopping by! Have a great Sunday!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hubby's B-day cards

TGIF Everyone!!

Today I want to show you the birthday cards that I made for my hubby last month but never had time to post!!

It's really funny!! I just love it!!

My husband thought so too! I wanted to tell him how much he really means to me and I think this does it, instead of the old fashioned sappy way..LOL!!

Here is a closer look at the sentiment, it's from Ginger's House, I just love her!!

and here is the card that I made for my boys to give to their dad...

I let them choose from my library of digis and stamps. I can see why they chose this one...their dad BBQ'd all summer long so they related to this cute monkey. The digi is from Pollycraft and his name is Chester.

I'm entering the following challenges with my Chester card;
By the Cute & Girly, Birthdays
Cards Galore, Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion, Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by, See you again tomorrow, fingers crossed!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Enjoy Your Day - Fairy

Hello again,

I know... 2 days in a row!! YAY for me!!

It's really nice to make time to post some of my creations. I fell in love with a freebie way back in April of this year but never had time to craft with it;

Here it is:

Isn't she the prettiest fairy!!!!

I got her on Free Digital Stamps, a great place that tells you where to find all the DELICIOUS freebies out there, THANKS!!! This fairy is a design from Victoria Schram, you can click on her name to go to her Blog.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges;
Flutterby Wednesday - #210 any winged creature
Bearly Mine, #57 anything goes
Crafty Sentiments, bows or ribbons
Tip Top Tuesday, #87 things with wings

Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to show you more!! See you real soon!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Craft's Meow / October Sketch

Hello everyone!!

YES I am back, well back to blogging that is!! I've never stopped crafting, it's just not easy to find the time to blog. I got a lot of BIG orders out of the way, one being a wedding favor for a friend, 250 of them..YIKES!! That was fun but I'm glad it's done. I also had many card requests and still do only now I want to begin blogging some of them again so that my customers can check them out but most importantly so that I can be part of an amazing group of crafters again...ALL OF YOU!!!

Today I worked on a sketch from The Craft's Meow, it's their October Sketch:

Here's my card, or should I say cards..

I used my Flower Garden stamp set from The Craft's Meow, I bought it a while back but it's the first time I used them..I know!! These are the first cards that will be going into my teacher's gift boxes for Christmas. I'm making a few of them actually, for other people as well. I know the teachers will appreciate these more than another candle holder or frame..LOL!!

I'm entering the following challenges:
The Craft's Meow, October Sketch
Stamp'n Doodle, anything goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions, Challenge #27 CAS - use 2 dies (this is very CAS for me..LOL) I used my circle die and scallop circle die.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you real soon!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bugaboo Hockey nut & Bugaboo B-day Monkey

Hi again,

Here is a card I made for a teenage boy who loves hockey. The image is from Bugaboo, it's my go to place, I always find what I need for a specific request like this one!!

Here is another Bugaboo image, Birthday monkey balloon!! the request was for a boy's 1st birthday, isn't it sweet!

I did a different take on an easel card, check it out!!

I had so much fun making this card, I hope the mommy receiving this card for her son likes it!!

Here is a closer look at the sentiment!! Happy 1st Birthday Vincent!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Love & Create


BIRTHDAY cards for the ladies

Hello everyone,

As promised here are some birthday cards that I've created in the last few days...All for the LADIES!!

They are all easel cards AND Sassy Studio Design images, some I won and some are Friday freebies!! I love both easel cards and SSD images, so much fun to work with!!

Aren't they AWESOME!! As you can see the top one is for a 40th birthday and the second one is for a birthday as well but for a teacher so I added a chip board apple, inked it up and added some bling!!

The next card is for a teenage girl, what a cute image this is and I love the sentiment, "Girls just want to have fun!!".

I also added pictures of the 3 ways you can look at it..unopened, opened and a side view. The easel cards are so much fun to display!!

I will be back to show you 2 other cards for Birthdays!!

Ciao and Thanks for stopping by

Love & Create


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Male Anniversary!

Hello again!!

I've had a lot of wedding requests lately along with birthday's. Here is one that is good for a male birthday. The person that requested this from me gave it to her husband for their wedding anniversary, isn't it sweet!!


Here is a bigger view of the sentiment,

And a 2nd card. I made two of them because I loved the sentiment so much and I love to make extras. Plus having male cards done is handy!1

The sentiment comes from Ginger's House, she has amazing sentiments, and they're FREE!!

Thanks for stopping by. I have a lot more bierhday cards coming so stay tuned!!

Have a great Sunday!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

more WEDDINGS!!!

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted, no fear I'm always crafting away ;)))

The time to post is often not there. Today I will show you some wedding cards that I've done in the last few weeks, ENJOY!!

I think these are simple and elegant, perfect for a wedding!!

See you soon with some Birthday cards!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Card with Picture!


What a great weekend we had here in Montreal, gorgeous weather ;))) we enjoyed the pool both days and had a blast!! Summer 2012 ROCKS!!

I had a request for a card this weekend and they asked that I incorporate a picture , this is a first for me. Immediately I thought of my Tim Holtz die cuts, here is the card:

This is Mackenzie and Oliver, and they are giving this card to their Grandma for her birthday, isn't it sweet!!

I also used my Tim Holtz flourish die cut and a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.

I also used this color combo from Dynamic Duos I love purples!!

I'm entering the following challenges,
Dynamic Duos, #17 monochromatic color combo
Craft your day away, #52 anything goes
ATC's & Cards with Attitude, #21 anything goes
Fat Pages with Attitude, anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back this week with  MORE wedding cards!!
Good night
Remember to
love & create ...with a smile :)