One of the things I said at the beginning of the year is that at the end of each month I am going to have a Guest Designer. Well, the month is almost over, and I am very happy to introduce you to my very first invitee from sunny California, and she is the super talented…

• Alice Wertz •


Alice is an amazing card maker, and I have always admired her dedication to this hobby. The techniques for Alice,  seems to be “piece of cake” all the time; I have seen her  evolve as a crafter, learning and putting into practice new techniques, and also keeping up with new paper crafting trends. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that she accepted my invitation, and that she created a wonderful card for today using January’s theme on my blog (Cats & Dogs)… Check it out:


For this card, Alice used a stamp image and sentiment  from Pillow Talk set by Simon Says Stamp and of course, she did her magic with Copic markers. The patterned paper that she used are  from Family Traditions 6×6 paper pad by Webster’s Pages. I love the colors of this card!


Alice’s coloring skills are amazing! Don’t you think?  I am sure you have seen  her amazing work before. If not, please be sure to check out her blog: Alice’s {Little} Wonderland for lots of inspiration.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back on Friday to share the last card of the month.

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



I am back today with another scrapbook page of my Shelby. This time, I used my Cricut Expression 2 to create the title, hearts and cute dog. If you noticed is the same dog that I used for this card, but I flipped the shape and I did a couple of modifications to the dog with my scissors… I wanted it to look more like my Shelby, so I cut out part of the black layer to simulate Shelby’s back spots, and I also trimmed a bit of the tail…


I am not in love with the pictures I took today, but I finished the page around four in the afternoon, and the sunlight was not as bright as I like :) Anyway, I based my page on a layout included in the  Scrapbook Trends December 2013 (Article 10, Page 5). Of course I had to modified some of the details, but overall I think the page turned out fine :)


I used Create a Critter to cut the dog and hearts, and I also used Birthday Cakes to create the title. I have to point out that I am missing a little journaling right under the titles that it will read “…And Shelby knows it!” My printer was not printing right, so I think I have to clean the heads or change the ink cartridge.


On another note, I am selling my CRICUT ORIGINAL and my ORIGINAL Silhouette. both of them work perfectly and they are in very good condition. If you are interested or know of somebody that could be interested please contact me. I will put pictures of them in my “4 Sale” tab soon.

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


Hi there!

I am back today to share a Scrapbook page… oh yes… you read right! There is nothing that a little bit of pressure can’t  make me accomplish… Lol. I based my layout in one of Becky Fleck’s fabulous sketches from the PageMaps blog (click HERE to see it), and I created a page of my sweet  and furry Shelby…


I am not very good at writing, specially in English…lol… But I always try to do my best. I write in English, because in the future the ones who will read my pages will be my sons, or maybe their children… I am not sure about that, but that is what I would like to happen :)  Anyway, this is what I wrote: “Shelby is always looking forward to enjoy whatever mother nature has reserved for her. She faces each day pawsitively. Snow or rain will never stop her from going outside for a walk. She loves her walks, even if they are short ones.”


I used patterned papers by Recollections, and I added a bunch of yummy sequins, some buttons, doilies and other random embellishments.


I created the title, and tags  using Illustrator and I cut them with my Cameo. It was fun to make this page, specially because I loved the pictures of my Shelby.

Now is time to announce the giveaway winner….Yay! According to Random Org the winner is:

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That means that # 1 is JANIS!

She said this; My favorite furry friends would be my 20 cats…..yes, 20. Ha. And they are all rescues!! Only a handful of them live inside, but they are all my babies and I love each of them. Fortunately, hubby is a vet and we live out where they all have lots of room. And……we don’t have a mouse problem! :) Love these pretty packs of sequins!! They looks so dazzling in all their shiny sparkliness. Thanks for the chance to win.”

Congratulations Janis!…Please send me an email with your addy ASAP :D  so I can send you your sequins right away! :)

Thanks so much for participating and for sharing with me  about your furry friends, it was fun to read about them!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  :D Hugs to all!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to a fabulous Jane’s Doodles Stamp Release Blog Hop! Today we are introducing two new sets designed by Jane Beljo:  Jungle Baby and Butterflies. Both of these sets are already available in the JD store :)

I created two cards for this release. The first one features Butterflies… and  this card is very simple. I  heat-embossed one of the butterflies on patterned paper, I cut it out with scissors and I created its flying path with my sewing machine. A sentiment and clear sequins were the final touches…


The second card shows Jungle Baby stamp set. This second card is way too different from my first card. To begin with, there is more than one layer, and there’s a bunch of different elements. I used two patterned papers  from a 6×6 pad by American crafts: Hip Hip Hooray to create the background. I used a white circle as the frame for the cute elephant and balloons. I colored the balloons with Copics, and I added Glossy Accents. The final touches here were stitches, sequins and ribbon…


As always Jane’s Doodles will be giving away the TWO 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 soon 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:

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

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!


Happy Monday, everyone!

Here is a card featuring two JD stamp sets: Double Trouble and Suzi

I used patterned papers (paper strips and cat) from a 6×6 paper pad collection called Dear Lizzy-Lucky Charm by American Crafts, as well as a a patterned paper (dog) from “Hey You” 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey. The heart shape that I used  (behind the cute cat and dog) is a preloaded image of my Cricut Expession 2.  I also used white embossing powder for the sentiment, stitches and some yummy sequins.

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




I wanted to post this card yesterday, but for one reason or another, it was simply impossible. Anyway, here is a card that I created using a cute dog included in a Cricut cartridge called ” Create a Critter“… I just love all the images in this cartridge…They are very cute, and you can easily use them either cards or scrapbook pages…Removedforpublication

I also used a Hero Arts-Basic Grey sentiment included in a set named Life is Fun. I think  this sentiment couldn’t be more proper for this cute dog…. The patterned papers are from a 6×6 paper pad collection called Dear Lizzy-Lucky Charm by American Crafts. The only thing I didn’t like about this pad is that it only includes one of each patterned paper design…. Besides that, all the patterned paper designs are very pretty. Well, I also added Glossy Accents, Wiggle Eyes, sequins and stitches.

Today I also have a giveaway…

sequins5 I brought these yummy sequins from Mexico, and I made four color combos with them:

Red, black, white combo
Orange, brown, gold combo
Purple, magenta, clear combo
Turquoise, lime, gold combo

Soon I will  put more little packages in my Etsy Store for sale, so meanwhile for the chance to win the four packages  shown above, please leave a comment telling me about your favorite furry friends :) You have until Wednesday midnight central time (01/22/14) to leave your comments and I will randomly choose a winner.  I will announce the name of the lucky one on Friday (01/24/14)… So, stay tuned  :)

Thank you for stopping by  :) Good Luck to All!


Today I am sharing a repeated card that I posted a while ago. This is one of my favorite cards ever, and it features two pretty sets by Lawn Fawn:Critters in the Burbs and Partly Cloudy

We Will Weather...

I love those dogs… very very cute :) There isn’t anything really special on this card, just patterned paper, and white embossing powder to make the cloud, and raindrops stand out :)

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



I am back today, a little late I should say… but happy to share a card that I created using a super cute digi stamp that I found in The Doodle Garden


The stamp is called Flower Kitty  by Jennifer L Nilsson and you can find  by clicking  >>>Here<<< I colored the image using Copics, and I use some patterned papers, as well as sequins, stitches and Glossy Accents. The sentiment is by Hero Arts/Studio Calico and it is included in a set named  Oh, Snap.

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


Happy Friday, everyone!

Just really quick today to share a card  that I created using my Silhouette Cameo


This card features a super cute shape called Doggy, and a sentiment that happens to be the Free shape of this week in the Silhouette online store. I cut the the two shapes and the oval with my Cameo using smooth card stock …  I used a patterned paper as the background,  and I embellish with some yummy sequins.

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



After two days off from school due to the Artic Vortex weather here in the midwest…brrr! I am back to share a simple card that includes a cute doggy image by Jane’s Doodles…


This doggy is very cute and you can get it as a freebie >>> HERE<<< What I really like about digital images is that you can set their size as you wish, and you don’t need a fancy printer… your regular ink printer is just perfect. I printed out the dog three times (on brown and red card stock, as well as patterned paper) Using scissors I cut out the ears, tail, nose and eye spot from the brown printed image, and I glued them to the patterned paper dog print. I did the same with the heart, and I just added Glossy Accents. Glossy Accents is one of my favorite products. The sentiment wast printed on plain white card stock and I stamped the text bubble included in the set “Attached to you“. I used some patterned papers for the background and doggy by Basic Grey (Hey You! and Hey Girl!) The plaid patterned paper is by We R Memory Keepers but I am not sure about the collection.

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


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