Hi There!
I am on cloud nine right now just because today I am sharing a sneak peek of my  very first post on the Hero Arts Blog

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You can see my card and complete post by clicking  >>>HERE<<< Yay! I hope you like it!

Well,  I’ll be back a later today, to share something else… and a card!  :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a crafty week!


Hi there!

I just love one of the newest Jane’s Doodles set:  Doodle Flowers IIThis set has literally a a bunch of flowers  to choose from. You can mix and match to create a bouquet, you can also create a background, you can use this set in such different ways :)

To create my card, I heat-embossed some of the flower images using white embossing powder, and then I simply applied the color using different sizes of round sponge daubers, and of course, different ink colors…


At the end, I added a sentiment, some sequins, and Stickles+Glossy Accents dots to create the center of the tiny flowers… So fun!

Well, that is all from me today… I’ll be back on Wednesday to share more cards  :)


Hi everyone!

Welcome to a fabulous Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop! Today we are sharing cards featuring three new sets recently added to the Jane’s Doodles Store. These new wonderful stamps sets were designed by Jane Beljo, and their names are Wise Owl, Read All About Me and Doodle Flowers II. We also have two new talented Design Team Members: Marion Vagg  and Miriam Prantner …Woohoo! and a fabulous Guest Designer: Jennifer Mcguire…Yay!

For this special occasion, I have made two cards. The first one, shows some of the images included in  Wise Owl.  I created the background using my Gelatos, water and watercolor paper… I also used a brush to splatter some of the colors just to create a random look. At the end I simply stamped the images with black ink and added som sequins as embellishments…


The second card features Read All About Me stamp set. The images in this set are super cute. I used the boy image along with the books image and a sentiment. I colored the images with Copics, and I used patterned paper and decorative tape to support the main image.The only embellishment was a small red button just to give more emphasis to the sentiment…082614web_Ihaveread1

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

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

Jennifer (Guest Designer)
Marion (new DT member)
Miriam (new DT member)
You are here>>>Mariana<<<You are here
Jane’s Doodles

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!


Hi There!

Today I just want to share a few pictures from our trip to Paris. We made this trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary… I thought that was an excellent excuse :) This is one of the places you have to visit sometime in your life. Paris is beautiful; everywhere you look, there is something that catches your attention. I have to say that six days were not enough. We visited about twelve different attractions including Versailles. We enjoyed even the long lines in some of those places, because we met people from other parts of the world…It was fun! We walked a lot, we used buses, the subway and the train… and we really enjoyed the food. It was a good time to disconnect from the routine and from everything, and we really enjoyed our time together. We took many pictures, but I am just sharing a few…

Many selfies… this is one of my favorites…

DSC_0405selfieblog The Concorde Obelisk…


We also took a seine river cruise at night…

DSC_0065Beautiful Notre Dame…


My favorite Gargoyle :)


This is the view from top of the Notre Dame’s tower…


The Conciergie… were Marie Antoniete spent her last days…DSC_0355

Napoleon’s Tomb…



Beautiful Eiffel tower at night…




People was nice with us everywhere…. French people were always doing their best to speak English with us… which was a bless because we only know a few words in French :) We definitely want to go back someday  :) There is so much to see :) ♥♥♥



Well, that is all from me today… I’ll be back on Wednesday to share some cards :)



Hi there!

Welcome to the Case Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!



If you are coming from Julie Ebersole‘s blog… you are in the right direction! :)   I am so happy to be part of the 4th anniversary celebration for  CASE Study.   Every week of August, CASE Study is  featuring past Muses and former & current Design Team members :) So these blog hops are a great way to get lots of inspiration, and besides that, have the chance to win some fabulous prizes :) The sponsors this week are:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Simon Says Stamp
Paper Sweeties

For this especial occasion, I created a card inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire’s cards that she posted  a few weeks ago >>>here<<< …


She also shared a fun technique to create the card, but in my case, I only followed the visual concept of the card. If you are inspired by another person’s work, it doesn’t mean that you have to copy the whole thing. It only means that maybe a part of that creation gives you a starting point to create something similar that can be completely different at the same time. I know, it sounds contradictory by that is how I understand it :)  Check it out…


So, for my card I basically used two colors: white and turquoise in order to create a positive/negative effect. The stamp images and sentiment are included in a set called Happy Birthday by Hero Arts. I loved the idea of using a dimensional tag that makes part of the image stand out and also emphasizes the sentiment. To finish my card, I added Stickles details on the tag, as well as a gold cord bow.


Please don’t forget to leave comments along the way, for the chance to win, and when you are done commenting,  link up your name on today’s CASE Study post . You have until next Tuesday (11:59 EST)to leave your comments (08.26.14). The winner of the week#3 will be announce the following Wednesday (08.27.14).  By the way, there’s also a challenge open for the same length of time, where you can CASE any of the projects featured this week…Blog Hops are always fun, don’t you think?

Well, here’s the list of today’s participants…

Tasnim Ahmed
Barbara Anders
Julie Ebersole
You are here>>> Mariana Grigsby<<< You are here
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Anika Lerche
Jocelyn Olson
Jennifer Rzasa
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Julia Stainton
Julee Tilman

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!


Happy Monday, everyone!

Sorry if I haven’t been very active here on my blog lately but I went to Paris with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I was super busy planning, organizing, and also having fun in Paris :) I will share some pictures with you later this week.
Anyway, I also have been patiently waiting for this day to come because a few weeks ago, Hero Arts invited me to become part of the Design Team… and of course, I said YES!. Since I started stamping, Hero Arts has always been one of my favorite brands, so as you can imagine, right now I am on cloud nine :)  I have always considered Hero Arts as a lider company in the stamping industry, so  being part of their family is such an honor for me.The official announcement has been posted today on the Hero Arts Blog, so I invite you to hop over there and see who my talented team pals are. We are also sharing some cards there… Here is a sneak peek of my card…


Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share a card :)

Thank you so much for visiting  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!



Hi There!

Today I am sharing another card using a pretty stamp set by Jane’s Doodles: Butterflies….


I also used one sentiment included in Simply Said by Paper Smooches. Very simple card, just ink, stamps, card stock, sequins and Glossy Accents :) DSC_1703


Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


Hey there! Quick post today just to share a card I made using a Jane’s Doodles freebie… that she posted this week, and you can get it if you hop over the JD blog by clicking >>>>HERE<<< 072514web_friendsareforever The piecing technique is just perfect for digi-stamps. You simply print out the image on different patterned papers, you cut out the pieces with scissors, and then you just put them together as a puzzle :)  Quite simple and fun :) Now is time to announce the name of the lucky winner of the HOW SWEET stamp set by JD. According to Random Org the winner is: Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 2.10.45 PM That means that # 4 is KIM R.! She said this; “How cute! Great masking to get that rainbow effect!”

Congratulations Kim!…Please send me an email with your addy ASAP :D  so I can send you your stamp set right away! :) (Please use the CONTACT tab above to send your message)

Thanks so much for participating, it is always fun to read all your comments!

I hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend :)  Thanks for stopping by!


Hey there!

I am back today to share a card created with a Jane’s Doodles 3″x4″  stamp set called How Sweet072214web_howsweet


I created my rainbow popsicle  by using my EK Success Stamp-a-ma-jig and post-it notes to obtain the rainbow effect…


At the end, I added Stickles and Glossy accents to make this image look delicious :) along with patterned paper and stitches…


I have an extra set of these fun stamps in my stash, and of course I would love to give it away to one lucky winner. You just have to leave me a comment, and I will randomly choose a winner. You have until Thursday July 24th (midnight central time) I will announce the winner on Friday!


Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


Hi there!

Very quick today just to share a card I created using a beautiful stamp set by Jane’s Doodles: Pretty Peonies along with my Spellbinders circles . I created this card to participate in the current challenge by Virginia Lu, where the requirement is to use die cuts. I only have basic shapes of die cuts in my stash, so I combined the flower with the circles to create a layered colorful flower. Then, I simply added stitches to keep the layers together and also stamped a simple sentiment… Quite simple, yet fun :)


If you want to take a look of all the inspiration on Virginia’s View Challenge #5  please click HERE… As always, Virginia has amazing Guest Designers, and she also shares videos about several techniques using die cuts :)


On another note, I am still working on organize my craft stuff , so I recently bought a Magnetic Die Storage Case by Art Bin….


This plastic case comes with three magnetic sheets, but If you have many die cut sets in your stash, I would definitely recommend you  to buy extra magnetic sheets :)


Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project and a little Giveaway :)

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful rest of the week!




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