Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello folks, sorry about the long absence. after returning from my long awaited trip to my birth place, Colima Mexico, the holidays kicked in. I had one week for Christmas shopping and plan a lovely Christmas dinner for visiting family..... who had time to make a card, right? lol.
 Now, that I have plans to ring in the new year, I found the some time to share with you my latest creation.

My card is inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. We have the choice between the circle or the square version... I went with the easier one I think.. the square version.
I've always thought of New Years as a black and white event so I went with it. I started off a plain white base and layered every piece with basic black. For the designer piece, I purchased a set from the local craft store from "Me & my big ideas". It contains different filigree designs and some with felt, which I thought helped me a lot with construction of the middle pieces because it prevented them from moving. Next, I cut four pieces of plain white card stock and embossed with Cuttlebug D'vine swirl folder. Then, cut another smaller piece and stamped balloons on one side using SU! Bitty Birthday, it was tricky but I made it work. And for the last piece, I used SU! A Brand New Year stamp and raised it with pop ups next to the balloons. And for an added touch, I used a sheer piece of ribbon.
 For inside the card, I just used another piece of the same designer paper and layered it with some basic black. For the sentiment in the middle I used SU! wonderful words set.
Well folks thanks again for stopping by and for being patient with me. I promise to post more creations frequently in the new coming year...
Also I'd like to extend a great big "Hello" to The U.K., Russia, South Korea, Germany, Australia, India, Canada, Greece, Malaysia, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago... Wow! Thank you so much for stopping by! And to all the my other visitors thanks for reading all my rants and complaints. Here's to you and all your love ones... May you have a fantastic New Year and best wishes!! Tootles

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Todays card will probably be my last for the time being. See, I'm flying out to Mexico with my mom to see my father and the house I was last in almost 25 years ago. I was 13 years old when my father purchased this house. It's located in a perfect spot.... 10 minutes from the ocean resorts, and 20 minutes from the city. The weather is just what the doctor ordered and I can't wait to get there.
It's too bad I'll only be there for two weeks, but I prefer spending christmas in the States. I'm cutting it close to the 25th, but I felt like this was as good a time as ever to go while I still have the chance. so I wanted to post a card to send my love to all for this season to my return on the 18th. This card took me a week to put it together, what with my on going battle with this horrid cough, and getting last minute items for my trip.
I gotta say that my favorite piece of the card is the sentiment part! I love layering and elevating with the same color card stock then and stamping images on the edges. And since I didn't have a lot of Christmas designer paper I improvised by using one of my discontinued Stampin' up wheels and used that for the belt of the card? And since there was other prints working on this cards, I just used solid colors for the rest of the pieces to not over-whelm the centerpiece.

And last I wanted to rep the colors used on the front of the card inside the I used the scalloped edges for each color which I thought makes an awesome 3D effect. And I kept it simple with the little sentiment in the middle. I hope you like and have a beautiful and awesome Christmas everyone... Adios!