Thursday, October 31, 2013

Latina Crafter Sketch #28

Hola Amigas. !!Qué rápido se fue este mes!! Es más, el año completo se va en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.

Hablando de lo rápido que se va el tiempo, hoy celebramos el cumpleaños de mi primer nieto, Carlos Daniel, mejor conocido en la familia como Charlie. ¡El ya cumple 15 años! Su abuelo lo llama su 'pana' y los dos estamos sumamente orgullosos de él (mamá y papá tambien, por supuesto).  Es un joven dulce, alto, 'good looking', buen educado, con tremendo sentido de humor y un corazón noble. Se nota que lo amo con locura, jejeje.

Aproveché el reto de octubre, Sketch #28, para hacer la tarjeta de Charlie, creo que le va encantar porque es un fan del baloncesto. Utilicé el set "Para mis nietos" --gracias Diana :)-- y adentro una de las frases de "Mi flor favorita".

Today is my first grandson's birthday. Carlos Daniel (aka Charlie) is already 15 years old. Wow! Where did the time go?  His grandpa calls him his "pana", which translates to "buddy".  We are all very proud of him. He's a sweet teenager with good manners (yep, there's still some around LOL), tall, good looking, with a great sense of humor and a noble heart. This is not just grandma talking, but yes, I do love him dearly.

I made his card using Latina Crafter's Sketch #28. The stamps I used are from the stamp set "Para mis nietos" (For my grandkids) and the inside sentiment is from "Mi flor favorita" (My favorite flower). The card base is GKD Kraft, pattern paper is GKD Casual Friday.

Ahora, ¡a cantar y comer bizcocho!
Abrazos y bendiciones.

I'm off to sing Happy Birthday and get a piece of cake.
Hugz and Blessings.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October is Almost Over

Hi everyone, I can't believe that a month has gone by since my last post and can you believe that October is almost over. Where did the time go?  

I've been super busy cranking out Quinceañera invitations. They are done and delivered. I saw on Facebook that my sweet client is super happy with how they turned out. Since she's already seen them, I can now post a picture here.  I bought this oh so cute digital stamp from Stampin Up and my sister found the verse online (don't know the author).  I made a Silouhette cut file for the dress and found a cut file for the envelope.  It was a lot of work but well worth it to see the smile on my young client.  Now to continue with my niece's wedding invitations. I'll post a picture once I'm done.

Today I took a break from the wedding invitations to participate in a StampTV challenge. The challenge for this week was to make a card using the kissing technique, isn't that a great name, gotta love it, LOL!  If you haven't seen this technique, check out this video from Gina K.  I had fun with it and I'm sure you will too. 

I did the kissing technique using two sizes of leaves from Gina K's Whimsical Wishes stamp set. For the larger leaves I inked the stamp with Memento Bamboo Leaves and 'kissed' it with Lacy Borders inked with Potter's Clay. For the smaller leaves I used New Sprout also 'kissed' with Potter's Clay.  This technique is fun and versatile.

Another technique I tried was with the sentiment. I first inked the stamp with Versamark, then with Bamboo Leaves; stamped on vellum, poured Super Fine Detail Clear embossing powder (Ranger) then used the heat gun. This gives the sentiment a glossy finish and a slightly raised look. I will definitely be using this technique again.  Here's a close up:

This is all for now, until next time.

Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!!  Hugz and Blessings!