Hi there!

The last month of 2013, I will share the cards that I liked the most during the year, as well as some new ones. As you have noticed I have been a bit disconnected from the crafty world due to many things that are happening in my life. No worries, I am not planning to quit my blog soon, at least not for now. I really like creating cards and sharing them with my readers. It makes me happy to know that you can find inspiration in them. So, this month is going to be an overview of the year :) It’s a little bit like remembering about the good things you have done along the year and be thankful to be able to share with others :) Here is the first one…
010813web_xoxoThis card was posted >>>HERE<<< The card  features one of the sets that I designed for Jane’s Doodles this year:  Sweet HeartThis set includes many images that you can combine between them to create you very own scene.  I used the hearts as leaves, and I also used  Holiday Patterns (also designed by me) as the birdhouse  background.

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Hey there!

I have a card that I created a few days ago, and I want share. I used a fabulous digital stamp by Jane’s Doodles  called Santa Peace… This image is adorable, and I remind you that when you use digital images you have the option to enlarge or reduce the image as you wish… I printed out the image using a regular ink printer, and colored it with Copics. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Greetings for the Holidays and I really like the size of the sentiments included because you can even use them in a scrapbooking page if you want. The rest of the recipe for my card: card stock, patterned paper, stitches, sequins, Sticles, Glossy Accents, and  a lot of fun :)

Peace Love Joy

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Happy Friday, everyone!

I can’t believe that the 2013 is almost over, and we have to start making Christmas cards again.  Well, I guess this is a good thing, right? So here is a card that I created using a cute Hero Arts set called Bring on the Merry.   The technique that I used for this card is the No-Line Coloring (again ;) ) and this time, I stamped the image using Memento dye ink (Angel Pink color). Then, I colored the image using Copics and I carefully cut it out. The background is a simple piece of patterned paper, and I stamped the sentiment on a Kraft paper strip. Next, I added the cute doll to the front of the card with foam tape, and the final touches were  sequins, stitches, Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents. Check it out…


I am linking this card to the current Hero Arts Holiday Challenge ( Category: A Few of My Favorite Things). If you haven’t linked any projects yet, you still have plenty of time to do it :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) Thanks for visiting!

Happy Monday, everyone!

I am sharing today a card with a fun technique called “No Line Coloring”. I have been a bit out of the crafty world, and I am sure this technique has been around for a while. Well, I just found out about it. The recommendation for this technique is to use Memento dye ink (Angel Pink color) or (Desert Sand color). So I look for these particular colors at local craft stores, but I couldn’t find them,  and because I wanted  to try out this new technique (at least for me) as soon as possible,  I found in my stash a HA Shadow dye ink (Soft Pink color) that I think it worked just perfectly fine for my first card.

For the card I used a JD doll stamp image called Little Miss Mia (currently this image is only available as digi-stamp), and two clear sets: Sweet Heart (heart image) and Holiday Patterns (Faux stitch image). The sentiment is by Paper Smooches (Word Salad).  I also used Copic Markers to color the doll, and Distress Inks for the heart garland :)


Well, that’s all from me for today, so thanks for your visit :) I hope you have a wonderful crafty week!

Hi there!

I am back today with a card  that I made using a JD stamp set called It’s the Season. To create my round card I used two circle dies by Spellbinders. I think that basic shapes of dies are the ones that you want to always have in your stash. I don’t have that many different shapes of dies, basically because they are expensive and I have tried to buy only the ones that I know  I will be using over and over again.  Anyway, I created the base and background of my card using the Speelbinder dies. Next, I simply stamped the snowman on a piece of white card stock with black ink and added some color details (an orange nose and light blue along the snowman body). Then, I  heat-embossed the sentiment with white powder, and I added a piece of patterned paper on the bottom, so the snowman wouldn’t look like he was flying :D I embellished my card with yummy sequins, Liquid Pearls, Stickles and Glossy Accents… Uff! it sounds like a lot of things for such a small card, but these were just the final touches that made my card shine!


I also made an envelope for this card; I used white paper and I created a liner by stamping the background image also included in It’s the Season.


Besides the stamp set and cardstock I also used these products:


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Hey there!

I am back to share little card that I made! But First I want to thank everybody for taking the time to leave a comment last week… It was fun to have so many visits and read your comments :)  By the way, the winner of the JD Blog Hop was announced >>>HERE<<<

Well, for today, I created a 3″ x 3″ mini card,  and I used two JD sets: Attached toYou and Sweet Heart.  The patterned papers are from Hey You 6×6 pad by Basic Grey, and Harvest Lane 6×6 pad by Simple Stories. I colored the eyes, wings and body of the owl with Copic Markers, and I added Glossy Accents, and some yummy sequins by Avery Elle.


Last month I went to a Craft Show  nearby , and there somebody was showing how to use the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.  I just loved it. I think this is this a “must have” tool.  It has a measuring guide that includes a bunch of different sizes of envelopes, a scoring tool and even a corner punch.  Very very easy to use.  Please click here to watch a great video that I found on YouTube.

Well, for my envelope, instead of using patterned paper, I  used plain orange paper and I created an envelope liner that coordinates with my card  (I used Random Patterns to create it) Quite simple, yet fun :)


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Hi everyone!

Welcome to a fabulous Jane’s Doodles Stamp Release Blog Hop! Today we are introducing four new sets : Nuts About You (Designed by Jane), Cube it (Designed by Ange), Attached to You and Random Patterns (Designed by me), and… a great digital stamp  that Jane created: Peaceful Santa. All these sets are already available for purchase in the JD store. For this occasion Jennifer McGuire is the special guest designer and I am sure you will enjoy what she has created for today’s release.

My first card, features Nuts About You. I love the little critters that Jane has designed… So cute! I used patterned papers for the critters and background, and I also used the text bubble included in Attached to You


My second card shows Attached to You and Random Patterns. A  created a simple card with one of my favorites color combos and Glossy Accents for the telephone image (double layer)… So fun!103013web_beingthere


My last card, features Cube It. This set is very elegant, and includes many sentiments and geometric images.  This is the kind of set perfect to create clean and simple cards… I love it!


As always Jane’s Doodles will be giving away the four new clear sets and digital stamp to one lucky winner I encourage you to leave comments as you hop along to increase your chances to win.  Jane will announce the winners soon in the Jane’s Doodles Blog and Facebook page,  so stay tuned.

Please take a look of  the sets…


Here is the complete list of blogs that I am sure you are going to enjoy visiting:

You are here >>>Mariana<<< You are here
Guest Designer>>>Jennifer McGuire <<<Guest Designer
Jane’s Doodles blog

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!


Hey there!

I hope you have started this week with lots of crafty projects in mind :) As for me? Well, I want to keep working on my scrapbook pages this week… I wish that I could work a bit faster and accomplish more than just a few pages by the end of the week. I guess I should be more focus on my work and get less distracted… lol.  Do you get distracted when you are creating?

Anyways, here is another Fall  card using two Jane’s Doodles sets: Autumn Blessings and Life is Good… Quite simple and easy to make…


Here the color combo for you :)


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I thought my long weekend was going to be super crafty… Well, to much for my wish.  Instead of that I got a cold, and I felt so miserable, that I did not want to do a thing.  My hubby took good care of me (I think  he felt guilty a bit because he was sick the week before and I probably  got my cold from him, …lol). I still have a runny nose but I feel much much better.  Anyways, here I am again, sharing  a card that I created using one of the sets that I gave away last week. This set is by Hero Arts and its name is Designer Snowflakes


and I am also sharing  the color combo…


and the sketch… just because :)mgsketch5

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Hi there!

I have a card for today and also a video that you will find below the picture. The colors of Fall are everywhere so I could not resist creating another card for this beautiful season. So, for this card I used three Jane’s Doodles sets, two of them are not Autumn stamps… Can you guess which sets I have used?


I hope you all have and awesome weekend! I’ll be back soon with another card, or maybe I will share one of my Scrapbooking layouts…

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