Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY 2016!!!!!

Hello everyone: I have one last card to share with you in this 2015, I'm linking it to the Freshly Made Sketches #217 , here is my card.

This is a simple card to wish you all a wonderful 2016!!!!!
I die cut a piece of Ninah Solar White card stock with the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 dies and stamped it a few times with one of the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamps using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I also stamped and heat embossed the word "cheers" and the 2016 numbers. 
I then stamped one of the images in the retired SU ''Happy Hour'' stamp set with Blackberry Bliss, I like the way the ''bubbles'' look like they are floating from the glass.
Simple and festive, a lot of bubbly will flow at my house tonight.
Here is a picture of the inside.

And here is the banner that inspired this card.

Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for all the sweet, encouraging comments you left on my blog throughout 2015, it's been such fun to participate in the Freshly Made Challenges and an honor for my cards to be picked a few times by you, fabulous ladies.
I'm looking forward to another year of challenges.
The Rodriguez family wishes you a Joyful and Healthy 2016!!!!!
Hugs from Maria.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sage Advice.....Rewind.....

Hello everyone: On the Eve of New Year's Eve 2016, I have a card to share with you for one last entry to the Power Poppy TIME TO REWIND last challenge of 2015.  I picked the month of June for this card, the challenge is called Pencil Me In , in which we are asked to use pencils to color our images. Here is my card.

This image is from the stamp set called Sage Advice .
I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils. For the colander I wanted to achieve a bit of a copper color, I really tried but it was not really happening, although I do like the vintage green I ended up with.  I die cut the image using SU Retired Windows Frames Collection dies and pierced the edges with the template. 
The sentiment is from the same set, I stamped onto a scrap of water color paper, snipped it and stamped it using SU Hardwood background stamp to make a sign.

The little Gingham bow and the scissors are part of this set, I stamped them onto water color paper, colored and paper snipped them to show how adorable they are.

Here is the banner that inspired this card.

I want to thank you for stopping by today but also for your sweet support and lovely and encouraging comments this past year.  It's been a wonderful and fun year for me, participating in challenges and having you guys to share my cards with, reading your words and just marveling at the whole aspect of blogging, learning tons and tons of new things, techniques and having the help of this wonderful and giving and kind community of paper crafters from around the World.
I'm humbled and grateful for the privilege of sharing my work with you and I hope to continue doing so in the year ahead.
We, the Rodriguez family of Crown Point, IN. want to wish all of you sweet friends, a Joyful and Healthy 2016!!!!!


Warm hugs from Maria.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Merry for CASology/week 178.....

Hello Everyone: This is a very busy time of the year for all of us here at the Rodriguez household, but amidst the bustle and hustle of parties, cooking, shopping, etc. I try to escape for a bit to my craft room to stamp or die cut or color and create.
I made this card for the CASology week #178 challenge with a CUE word "MERRY", quick and simple.

The "Merry" word is die cut in red foil paper and it's from THIS Penny Black die set and the Jingle Bells are Memory Box.
Here is a picture of the inside.

Here is the banner that inspired this card.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
My family and I wish for you a Joyful and Healthy 2016.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Spring time in December.....

Hello everyone: I hope your Christmas was beautiful, with family and friends around you, laughter and good food, delicious sweets and awesome drinks and the Joy of seeing your loved ones gathered around the table, smiling and asking for seconds.  Here, at the Rodriguez household, we had a beautiful time and we wish you and your family, Love, Joy and Health in 2016!!
May Peace reign on Earth!!!
I have a card for you that is not at all a Christmas card, it's in fact, a Spring card.  We've been having very warm weather up here in NW Indiana, temps in the mid and even upper 60s. and our Christmas was kind of a wet one.
I made this card for the Power Poppy "Time to Rewind" Challenge , we are asked to pick any or all of the challenges of this past year and make a card using that theme.  My card is for the April-2015 Pop of Pastel challenge, here is my card.
This beautiful image is from Power Poppy's Daffodils stamp set and it's stamped onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with the aqua painter and SU markers in Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip (for the little snail).
The image is die cut with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles dies, the DSP is from Lily of the Valley and the Hexagon die cut is from Tim Holtz Alterations Collections thinlitz dies.

Here's a close up of this image, I just adore that little snail.

Here is a picture of the inside of this card.
The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Potted Primroses , The flower image is from Power Poppy's Country Side Bouquet , both are stamped with SU Strawberry Slush.

Here is the banner that inspired this card.

I hope you give this challenge a chance. If you don't have any Power Poppy stamp sets, this is the perfect opportunity to win one, Marcella's images are gorgeous, beautifully detailed and a true joy to color.  This challenge will close on Dec. 31st.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping. I hope to see you at the Power Poppy gallery.
Hugs from Maria.