Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day Card for my soldier (son).- Unity Stamps

Hi!!! Valentine's Day is almost her and so is my son's ARMY Basic Combat Training graduation. I will be flying to South Carolina in mid February to spend some fun time with him, even if it is for  just 2 days. :) Making cards for a military boy is kind of a challenge for me, because I have to refrain myself from adding embellishments and dimension . Oh well ....

Unity Stamp Company: Sending My Love stamp set
Martha Stewart markers
Adirondack ink pad: pitch black
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page: Heart Chain

  • Stamp image and color in.
    • NOTE: When I was "blending" the blue shadow effect around the image with the Martha Stewart blender, the marker was almost dry. It damaged the paper a little bit but, it gave the card a needed texture LOL.

  • Cut out the "envelope" and place on the opening of the mailbox.
  • Cut and mat the image.

Monday, January 24, 2011

More Cards for My Soldier Boy- Smiley Cards

Hi! I keep trying to send my son in the ARMY a new card each time I write him. This time I made two: one will be from me (the one with the mushroom) and the other (beer mug) will be to give to my daughter for her to send. Hope you like them.

  • cartridge: Smiley Cards
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pens in: Metallic Black, Stardust Clear and Metallic Gold

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kinderstampo's 34 Birthday Balloons and Counting

HaPPy BiRtHdAY JESS !!! I hope that this is one of your best years ever !!!! I am so blessed to have had met you and very honored to be part of this birthday blog hop. Anyone getting here from Marilyn at;" target="_blank">Enjoying the Little Things

 is on the right track. If you just happened to drop by my blog to pay me a visit and want to start at the beginning of the hop then click on here. I also want to wish lovely Angelica Suarez the best of birthdays also !!!
You have no idea what fun it was to make this card and what wonderful memories it brought back. Vellum or parchment paper cards are a common style of cards in Spanish speaking countries. It is mostly know as "Tarjeteria Espanola" (cardmaking from Spain). It requires a lot of work and detail. For this card I mixed vellum's "Tarjeteria Espanola" techniques but, also added some regular cardstock.

  • From a pattern or clip art, trace the chosen shape onto the vellum paper. White or sepia ink are the ones generally used for tracing.
  • All these details are done on the back of the image:
    • On the back of the vellum where the image was traced, color in the image using markers, chalks, color pencils, etc.
    • Use the appropiate tool to emboss the image in the areas where it is needed like petals, ribbon and "swiss dots" on fan.
    • with piercing tools, add "embroidery" effect.
  • With piercing tool, pierce around the image and inside the bow loops.

  • Tear away the excess vellum paper by pulling away through the tiny holes you pierced.
    • Shown is a close up of how the image looks once it has been separated from the vellum.
  •  Embellish fan as your little heart desires. I added Swarovsky Crystals, pearls and a tiny rose at the center of the bow.
  • Insert a folded piece of cardstock inside the vellum card.
    • Make a border with Martha Stewart border punch.
    • Stamp sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my project. Now, it's time to hop on to Patti  at A Scraping Time

Here is a list of all the bloggers particpating  on this blog hop:;

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Removable Glass Decorations Made With Ultra Cling Vinyl.

Hello again !!! Well, it seems like things have gone back to normal after all the wonderful Holiday craziness. To keep the house fresh and happy I always do "seasonal decorating". By that I mean adding details around the house that remind us of the season/Holiday we are in. I specially decorate with accessories in the kitchen, bathrooms and always, a wreath on the door.
I discovered that using ultra cling vinyl, it is possible to decorate many glass  items and that this decorations can be removed and even saved for next year or be given away to my daughters for them to use (just make sure to keep the paper backing). Isn't this wonderful ??? Buy as many plain glass decorative items as you want and change their look completely depending on the season or Holiday !!!!
 For this project I decorated two jars, one to put in the coffee and one for the sugar. And of course, I decorated them with Valentine's Day theme !!! :)
**** Hola otra vez, luego de la locura Navide~na. Siempre me gusta mantener la decoracion de la casa al dia, a~nadiendo deltalles de la temporada a la decoracionn de la cocina, ba~nos y una corona en la puerta.
Descubri que con el vinil "Ultra Cling" (que no contiene pega, solo la estatica lo hace pegarse al cristal), puedo cambiar la decoracion de articulos de cristal y darles a estos un "look" completamente distinto cada temporada. Se pueden guardar y ser reciclados el proximo a~no. Para este proyecto decore envases de cristal para el cafe y la azucar y obviamente, con tema de san Valentin. :)


Let's do it :
  • Print and cut images (*Imprima y corte)
    • Set machine to pressure 3, blade depth 5 
    • On your settings button, select gloss paper, and customize the border to 0.00
  • Cut, print and remove the top film of Ultra Cling vinyl (*Corte, imprima y remueva con cuidado la capa superior de Ultra Cling Vinyl)

  • Adhere all the images to the jars. Since this material does not have adhesive it is very easy to lift and move around. You will be surprised at how strong it will adhere to glass. (*Pegue a los cristales todas las imagenes. Al no tener pega, puede levantar por una esquina y moverlos de lugar. El enlace que hace con el cristal es fuerte)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Whoooooo loves you ? card for my son / Tarjeta de buho para mi hijo

Hi !!! I wanted to post a card I just finished making for my soldier baby boy Brandon. He asked me to write to him often (he is in ARMY Basic Training still) and I will try to make a simple card for him every time I write. This card came out so cute and I didn't even try hard ! LOL
**** Hola !!! Quise compartir con ustedes la tarjeta que acabo de hacer para mi soldado (mi hijo). El me pidio que le escribiera a menudo, ya que se encuentra haciendo su entrenamiento basico en el US ARMY. He decidido, hacerle una tarjetita cada vez que le escriba. Esta quedo muy linda sin pasar ningun trabajo. jajaja

stamp (*sello): Maya Road Owl Singleton Stamp
sentiment (*mensaje): My Pink Stamper Punny-licious stamp set
markers (*marcadores): Copic
ink pads (*almohadillas de tinta): Stampin Up
paper used for stamping (*papel para estampado): Simply Smooth Bazzill

Stamp image on white Simply Smooth Bazzill paper. Color with markers.Cut out owl image and glue on to a circle of green cardstock. Stamp sentiment directly on card.
****Estampe la imagen sobre el papel. Coloree con marcadores y recorte. Pegue la imagen sobre un circulo de cartulina verde. Estampe el mensaje.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"El Dia De Reyes" blog hop

If you came from Donna at you are absolutely on the right track. I want to thank Gabby at for being such a wonderful host and working so hard to make this blog hop possible. If you started my on my blog, but wish to see all blogs form the very beginning, go to Gabby's blog.
"El Dia De Reyes" (or The 3 Wise Men Day) in Puerto Rico is a very important Holiday on the Christmas season. Although children here (PR) do get some  toys on Christmas Day it is on El Dia De Los Reyes Magos when they get most of the toys  and clothes as gifts. Many towns celebrate this day with people impersonating the Reyes Magos and giving away candies and gifts. It is a reason for families to throw big parties and family gatherings. In Puerto Rico, children do not put their shoes on the window like they do in Mexico. What they do is they put water and fresh cut grass near their beds for the Wise Men camels to eat. The next morning, the grass is gone and the children wake up to open the presents the "Reyes" put under or beside their beds.

**** Si llegaste aqui del blog de  Donna en, estas en el camino correcto. Quiero agradecer a Gabby el haber hecho posible que este "blog hop" fuera posible. Si no has visto las blogs anteriores al mio, puedes ir al principio del "blog hop" a  para que los veas todos.
El Dia De Reyes en Puerto Rico es un dia de fiesta muy importante. En este dia, se hacen grandes fiestas y reuniones familiares. En algunos pueblos, algunas personas se visten como los Reyes Magos y regalan dulces y otras cosas a los ni~nos. Distinto a Mejico, los ni~nos en Puerto Rico colocan agua y yerba para los camellos cerca de sus camas. A la ma~nana siguiente, los ni~nos abren ansiosos los regalos que Los Reyes les dejaron debajo o junto a sus camas.

For my project I decided to make a picture frame.
****Para mi proyecto, hice un marco de retratos.
  • Paint a picture frame blue with acrylic paint.(***Pinte un marco de retratos con pintura de acrilico azul).
  • Stamp and color The Three Wise Men, The Nativity and a Star. I used "NACIMIENTO" stamp set from Stampin Up *** (Estampe con sellos de goma Los 3 Reyes Magos, El Nacimiento y la Estrella. El juego de sellos usado fue: NACIMIENTO de Stampin Up.)
    • Embellish cut out shapes with heat embossing, crystals or rhinestones, etc. ***(Decore los cortes con cristales, "heat embossing)

  • Tear some strips of sand color cardstock, shape with your hands and ink. Glue them to the picture frame to make the "sand". ***(Desgarre con la mano pedazos de cartulina color arena. Estruje con la mano, sombree las orillas y peguelos al marco)
    • glue the 3 Wise Men and the Nativity to the "sand". ***(Pegue los Reyes y el Nacimiento a la "arena")
    • glue the star to "sky". ***(Pegue la estrella al "cielo")

  • Glue dome alphabet stickers  for the title: " El Dia De Reyes". ***(Pegue letras que formen el tiulo: El Dia De Reyes")
  • Add Stickles randomly on the blue frame to simulate stars. ***(Ponga un poco de Stickles para simular mas estrellas).
  • Put a picture inside the frame. ***(Ponga una foto dentro del marco).

Remember there is a chance to win 6 prizes and a GRAND PRIZE for all of those who can find the "hidden Word" written on some of the blogs ( MINE, DOES NOT HAVE A HIDDEN WORD !!!) and also LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH PARTICIPATING BLOG. Send the "hidden words/message to Gabby's email at****(Deja un comentario en cada uno de los "blogs" para la oportunidad de ganar 6 premios y un "GRAN PREMIO"MI BLOG NO TIENE LA PALABRA ESCONDIDA !!!)
NOW lets all go to to visit another Martha  at and check out what wonderful project she has created for us :). ****(Ahora pasa a este blog: , para que veas el proyecto de otra "Martha".

In case you might get lost hopping, here is a list of the bloggers and their blog addresses.
****Esta es la lista de los blogs participantes:

Madison http://funkycards.blogspot/.com
Martha C THATS ME !!!
Patty T
Maria Elena
Terri S