Monday, March 22, 2010

Taking some time OFF!!!

We have 3 weeks till this little guy gets here... well I hope it's 3 weeks.. :) I'm so ready for it to be over. Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant, I do. But I'm so ready for it to be done!!!

We still have things to get done before he gets here so I'm taking some time off. Hopefully I'll be able to have some time to do small project here and there and I'll share them with ya if I ever get to them. But for now I'm taking it easy and getting things ready for the baby to come. And I'm excited my mom is coming April 5th... woohoo!!!! :)

This week is our Spring Break so I'm going enjoy having all 3 girls at home with me. I might need some prayers... LOL :) but so far so good. God is good and it's been a good day so far.

Hope you all will have an awesome week!!!!

HUGS and BLESSINGS to you all!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Easter" cards.....

It's time to make some Easter cards!!!!

It seems like everyone is doing spring/Easter cards. Well it is that time of the year after all. So I'm joining you all... :) There's so many cute cards out there. I wish I could show you all of them. There's just so much inspiration. One of the cards that I'm sharing with you is a card that I cased from one of the blogs that I follow. Laurie from Just Give Me Stamps is very talented, her cards are just beautiful... you can find the card that I cased HERE...

And here is my card... So what do you think???

I used dollar clear stamps from the Studio G.
Martha Steward ink.
SU scalloped punch.
CM 1 1/2 circle punch.

The second card I did is a simple card but I love how it turned out.

Studio G clear dollar stamps.
Scalloped decorative scissors... yeah, I really need to get some of those border punches... but until then I'm using my decorative scissors.. :)

Hope you liked my start on Easter cards. Let me know what you think of them!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me today!!!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Robotz Cricut Cartridge!!!!!!

WOW! WOW! This one is AWESOME! I haven't even seen this one before and I'm not even sure when it's coming out. But a friend just posted this information on one of the scrapbooking message boards that I'm part of and WOW I just love this one. I can see so many FUN party cards and banners done with this cartridge. How FUN!!! And now that I'm having a boy I can actually use this in my own personal scrapbooking... now that's exciting!!!

OK... ok.... now for you all to see, here are couple of pictures... Here are some links to see more pics and get more info on this cart... Just A Scrappin' blog and Til Dawn Papercrafts...
To my friend Aretha, Thanks so much for sharing the links and info... :)

So what do you think??? Isn't this too CUTE!!!???
I'm excited!!! I really want to get this one..... wish I knew when it was actually coming out and I really hope that it's not going to be included with some special offer or a cricut in a special store of some sort.... I don't need extra things I just want the cart... LOL :)

Nadya... going to have robot dreams tonight!!!!! ha ha ha :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Happy Birthday" card using white pen...

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use a white pen/marker. I used one of my white pens, and I can't find it at the moment to let you know what brand it is... it's somewhere under the pile of stuff on my table. Sorry!

I really like how this card came out though. I saw a tutorial at Studio Calico for these flowers. Here is a link for the tutorial.... HERE!!!! Give them a try, they are so fun and easy to make. When I saw the tutorial I had to make them so that's where the card came from. I used Inkadinkado "Floral Flourishes" clear stamp set and CTMH "Happy Birthday" stamp set. After I stamped the floral images I went over with my white pen in several spots just to add little extra touches. I also did some white stitching around the card.

Used some buttons in the centers of the flowers and chalked the edges of the flowers. For one of the flowers I used my scalloped decorative scissors. I like how that one turned out... (it's the smallest flower if you can't tell) very cute. :) Oh and I also embossed "Happy Birthday" with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Let me know what you think of this card and the flowers!! :) Don't forget to check out Practical Scrappers and all of the awesome talent over there!!!! If you need more ideas on how to use a white pen head over the PS!!!

Let me know if you get a chance to play with the flowers. I would LOVE to see your project using them!!!

Have fun and HUGS!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just another card to share.... :)

Hope you all are having a good Monday.
I did this card couple of weeks ago just haven't shared it with you all yet. So I thought I'd do that today.

I used Lyrical Letters cartridge to cut the flower out then I went over with some silver ink/chalk from Colorbox and added some pink gems at the end.
Again I used my "for now" favorite stamp set by American Crafts "Sentiments" from the small set.
Some autumn Leaves "Swirls" stamps.
I also did a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared in one of her videos on how to do a banner. I love her videos. She explains things so well. Here is a LINK to the video where she shares how to make that banner.
Zing embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting me today!!! :)
Have a wonderful week!


Friday, March 5, 2010

"Thinking of you" card with chalk technique....

Hello everyone!
I hope you all are having a great weekend. :)

I wanted to tell you all how much I appreciate your comments! Thank you for your sweet and heart felt complements!!! They truly mean a lot to me!!! So Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

This is a card that I made for my so very talented friend Kim from Memories In Thyme...
She asked how I did the flower from my "Wish" card you can see it HERE... Sorry Kim, I don't have a link to a video or any other tutorial, this is kind of something that I've seen or read while checking out blogs. Don't really have an actually link... :)

But this technique is so easy to make. There's also several ways that you can do this. For the "Wish" card I stamped with embossing ink on white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I jut took my SU blending pen, got some chalk on it and colored the flowers like I would with a brush. That gave me a water coloring look. :)

Now for this card that I'm going to show you today I stamped on brown cardstock with embossing ink and embossed it with Zing "Brown Sugar" embossing powder.

As you can see in the photo I just took that like sponge thing that came with my chalk pad and I just rubbed some red on the flowers. And that's it. :)

Kim, I hope this helps!!!

And here is the finished card! It would have looked just as fine with out the chalk on the flowers. But I like how the chalk adds just a little something extra to the card.

And up close!! :) as you can see there's not a lot of chalk on there... so don't worry how much you use. The main thing is to have FUN!!!

Stamps used:
CTMH "Happiness" and "For Every Occasion" stamp sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!! :) Hope you'll give this technique a try, it's so much FUN!!!

Nadya :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ready for some sunshine yet?

Did couple more cards this past week so I thought I'd share them with you all. I know that people on mainland are so ready for some spring and sunshine!! :) All though we are in Hawaii and we don't get snow or too many gloomy days like you all do it does get cold for us here. I know you all are laughing at me right now "Cold in Hawaii?" yeah, for us it does get cold... :) I guess I'm just ready for summer already!!! So I did some Birthday cards using bright colors.

Enjoy and I hope you'll like them! :)

Let me know what you think of these cards!!! :) Comments are always welcomed!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful weekend!!! :)

Nadya :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I feel so Honored and Humbled!!!

Hello everyone!!! I got several of blog awards these pass couple of days!!! WOW! Thank you so much ladies!!! Robin, Fern and Amanda you ladies are such blessing!!! :) Thanks so much for the sweet award!!! I feel so honored that you thought of me for this award!!! :)


Ok, so the rules for this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself.

Again Thanks so much Robin at Life is Scrappy Good, Fern at Fern's Creations from the Heart and Amanda at Amanda's Crafts, And More. Thank you ladies so much for giving me this award!!! :)

And the 7 bloggers that I'm passing this award too are:

Bonnie and Lynn a mother/daughter blog that I found not too long ago and I love it... The Crafty Blog.

Ladies at Crafty Storage... I just LOVE this blog! They have so many awesome ideas for organization.. it's amazing what those ladies find!!!

Laurie at The Handy Man and Crafty Woman... is an awesome friend of mine. She is teaming up with her husband to give you lots of great home projects.

Mrs. So and So - 2day I Choose

Tracy - Resistance is Futile

Lisa - Scrapping in NJ

Jessica - Mountain Mommy Scrapper

7 things about me.... hmmmm.... this will be interesting...

* I love the Lord, love the Church, friends and family He gave me!!!
* Waiting for arrival of our first son... 6 more weeks!! WOOHOO!!!
* I'm a horrible baker... just ask my kids and husband, they get really surprised when I bake something... LOL :)
* This pass Feb. 14th was our 15th Anniversary since our family came to the United States of America.
*I love watermelon!!!
*I'm a horrible speller.... but I might be getting better at it... don't know... :) I'd like to think that I am...
*I'm been scrapbooking for 8 years and stamping for almost 2 years.... :)

Woohoo... I think that's it!!! :)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Thanks" card using chalk...

Hey everyone!!!
I hope your having a great week so far. We had a Dr. appointment for the baby yesterday and all is well.. woohoo!!! :) Just 6 more weeks till this little guy is done baking!! :) Woohoo!!!! I am so ready!

This is the card that I did for Practical Scrappers this week. Our challenge was to use chalk/ink this week. Chalk is something that I haven't played with a lot but really love how it looks, the soft look it has. For this card I used my Alphacolor Square Pastels (chalk crayons). I've had this set for a long time just haven't used it on my cards before. I used three colors blue, green and yellow. I started of with a 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 peace of white card stock and simple added little at a time some chalk with a sponge. That gave me a back ground for the flowers. I also added some brown chalk around the edges of the blue printed paper.

Several different cardstock.
ColorBox "Rose Coral" and "Maroon" chalk.
Pamass Pigment Ink pad "Green".
CTMH "Happiness" stamp set.
CMTH "For Every Occasion" stamp set.
Martha Stewart yellow ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!! Hope you enjoyed this card!!! :) Let me know what you think of it!!!!

Don't forget to stop by Practical Scrappers for more ideas on how to use chalk and inks.