Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Little Artist for Freshly Made Sketches.....

Hello dear friends: This week's sketch for Freshly Made Sketches  by Karren Johnson, has a lot of nice open space to fill in as you please so, here is the card I made with it.
I used once again, a stamp from Stamping Bella called Abigail the Artist thinking of my 17 year old granddaughter who loves to paint with water colors, (sometimes I wonder where she got that from?)
I love this sweet image of a young artist creating. I'm so glad I got this stamp, I can't wait to give this card to her.
Here is a close up of her cute little face and her brushes.
I used my Prismacolor pencils and baby oil this time to color her, the only part I water color is her face and her arms.
I hope you like this card, it was fun and easy to make with this really awesome sketch.
 Please leave me a comment or a question or both, your words always make me smile.
Thank you so much for visiting.
Hugs.
Maria.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Up Town Audrey for Fab Friday.....

Hello again everyone: I have a card for you today I made for Fab Friday using a stamp from Stamping Bella called Up Town Girl Audrey loves makeup  
Here is my card.
I love this Up Town Girls, they are so easy and so much fun to color. I don't know why but I just love Purple, it might mean something, who knows but, I think it's a fabulous color in all it's shades.
Very simple card, only 4 colors, SU Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pink Pirouette and a little touch of my gold pen for her necklace, lipstick and purse and that's it. The sentiment was stamped in SU white craft ink with the Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The ribbon and gold brads are from my stash, the Vellum paper was a gift from my sweet granddaughter Vanessa and the golden flourish in the corner is a die from Spellbinders.
This is the sketch that inspired this card, I just changed the placement of the ribbon to the other side, I hope it's ok.
I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments, I love reading all of them.
Till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Summer card for Mojo Monday.....

Hello again, everyone: Here I am again with another Summer card, this time I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge, here is the card I made for it.
I combined two sets to make this card, an old and a new. The refreshing pitcher of lemonade is from a retired Flourishes set called "On the Porch" and the fun and colorful flip flops are from the sparkling new  Power Poppy "Best Day Ever" stamp set.
Here is a close up of this refreshing pitcher of lemonade from Flourishes.
And this awesome pair of flip flops from Power Poppy.
The pretty shell is from Panama City Beach, collected by my grandchildren on our amazing Spring Break vacations, this little shells bring back sweet memories of those beautiful days with our 5 grandkids.
So there you have it, a little bit of Summer before it's gone.
I hope you like this card, please let me know in your comments, I appreciate every single word you write to me, my grandkids think I'm famous, LOL!!
If you have any questions, please ask me, I'm an email away or, I will answer it here.
Thank you so much for visiting, here are the banner that inspired this card.
Till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.
 
Paper: Canson water color paper 140 lb. DSP from Lily of the Valley.
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU markers in Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Retro Rubber Challenge Footbal card.....

Hello everyone: With 5 grandkids doing all kinds of activities, I'm making cards for them not only for their birthdays and Holidays but for all other occasions and to congratulate them for their sports and music endeavors. I made THIS card for my almost 11 year old granddaughter to congratulate her for being accepted to be part of the 5th. and 6th. grade Orchestra in her elementary School, she plays the Viola.
As I told you before, I've been making cards for my grandkids for many years but I really never took any pictures of them, back then, I never thought I was going to have a Pinterest account, let alone a blog but now, I have both, which is amazing to me. So one day I decided to borrow the kid's cards so I can take pictures and also, to share them with you here.
 I made this card for my grandson Gabriel 3 years ago for his birthday and to celebrate a great season with his Green Hornets football team, the uniforms were, well.....green and his number was 32.  As he is growing up, it's getting a bit more difficult to make any type of card for him so, no more cute little critters or trucks and trains, he is going to be 15 in September so, I'm still wracking my brain to come up with a suitable card for this beautiful young man.
I'm participating in the Retro Rubber Challenge "By the Numbers", your card has to have numbers in it so I thought this would be perfect for it.  The football shirts were cut from a die that makes baby Onesies, I just cut the bottom part where the "snaps" are and it looks great, I was giggling when I finished this card, he really got a big kick out of it.
The numbers and the words were hand written by me with a gold pen and the "It's Your Day" sentiment in the corner and the football are stickers.  The Birthday sentiment is from an old Flourishes stamp and the banner is from Spellbinders.
So I hope you like this card, it was fairly simple to make and the best part is that he loved it.
Please leave me your comments, I love reading them.  Have a question?.....I'm here to answer it.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Viola for Anastasia.....and CAS(e) this Sketch.....

Hello everyone: Today I have a card I made for my little almost 11 year old granddaughter Anastasia, who tried out and made the 5th. and 6th. grade Orchestra ensemble at her elementary school playing the Viola. The music programs at the Crown Point, IN. schools are amazing. Her 17 year old sister Vanessa, who is a Senior this year, started in 5th. grade, just like Anastasia and now, Vanessa is in both the Crown Point High School Symphony Orchestra, in which she is second chair Viola and in the Chamber Orchestra, in which she is first chair. Going to the concerts is absolutely thrilling for us, I love seeing this kids up there on stage, playing beautiful music, it always makes me so happy. Here is the card I made following the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge.
This challenge blog is all about CAS(e), (clean and simple) cards, I do struggle a little leaving so much empty space on a card but I think I did ok with this one.
I have this Viola stamp I got from I Brake for Stamps a while ago, the music score in the back is heat embossed in gold, as well as the sentiment and flourishes. 
I hope you like this card, it's as CAS as I can make it, I will give it my little Viola player tomorrow.
As always, thank you very much for stopping by, please leave me your comments, I love reading them, they always make me smile.
Till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.
 
 
Paper: Canson water color paper (140lb.), Crumb Cake.
Inks: SU markers in Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso.
Stamps: Viola from I Brake for Stamps, sentiment from SU Teeny, Tiny Wishes, Music Notes from Stampendous