Happy Monday, everyone! Today I am happy to present the May Guest Designer…

 • Amy Tsuruta •


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Well, as you probably already know, Amy is a fabulous avid card maker. One of the things that amazes me about Amy  is that she always has a good eye to combine different elements in her cards, and each of them, no matter what the theme is, makes you smile… She is very creative and very generous sharing her talent! Amy is always busy, besides her work she makes lots of cards, so I am very grateful to her for taking the time to make a beautiful card for my blog and for writing some words…

“Hello, it’s Amy and I’m thrilled to be Mariana’s May Guest Designer!  I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mariana on the Jane’s Doodles Design Team.  I’m such a fan of her work! I live in Washington state and work part time at a startup biotech company.  I have been blogging for almost 7 years and enjoy every minute!
I love the inspiration photo and essentially replaced the tea with a latte and the cookies with a large cupcake!  …


MG thanks a latte

I was able to incorporate the colors and if you look closely, you will see I stitched down the doily with pink stitching.

MG thanks a latte close up



 I love inspiration photo challenges because they truly jump start my creativity.  It is always so interesting to see how it inspires different people too! “

I think  her work is simply fabulous… Don’t you Think? Please don’t forget to  stop by Amy’s Blog to see even more of her wonderful work  :)

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!

Another quick post today…. just to share a card featuring one of the newest sets by Jane’s Doodles: TEA-rrific….


I love the stacked cups image, so pretty :) It’s easy to give the image a personal touch with a piece of patterned paper and a happy butterfly as an embellishment…. At the end I added Liquid pearls and stitches :)

Well, that’s all from me today  :) Thanks for visiting, I hope you all have fabulous long weekend! 



Hey there!

I am back today to share a card I made using my Silhouette Cameo and a cute shape called Sew Much….


The shape is very cute, regardless all the tiny pieces that you have to cut with the Silhouette (I didn’t like that part) . The only thing I added to the image was a piece of thread as an extra detail. The background was made with two different patterned papers and stitches, and I alsoincluded some buttons :)

Well, I am still trying working on organizing my crafty stuff :( Can you believe that I haven’t finished? I know, I am kind of slow… and besides that, my older son graduated from High school last Sunday, so we were a little bit busy with that. Anyway, my buttons are finally sorted and organized. I used to have them in several containers (by brands), or in their original packaging… Well, now their home is a plastic container with divisions from the craft store, nothing fancy, but they look yummy…


Just in case I need the name of the manufacturer, I took pictures of them, separately…  as a reference :)


Well, that’s all from me today  :) Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great crafty rest of the week!



Hey there!

Today I am just sharing a card using a very cute cling set by My Favorite Things called: What’s Cooking?… This is a cute small set that includes one main image and a few sentiments with it. I tried to use only the theme colors, but the patterned paper that I used as the background has also some other colors…

051414web_mixitupI used patterned papers for the background  and doll clothes from the 6×6 Paper Heart Collection by Crate Paper. Aditionally, I also used a little piece of patternedpaper from the 6×6 Hey Girl by Basic Grey. Head, arms and feet were colored using Copics, and the text bubble is by Latina Crafter (Nubes Habladoras). At the end, I added some stitch details, and decorative tape.

Well, that’s all from me today  :) Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great crafty rest of the week!




Happy Friday, everyone! 

Quick post today :) This is a CAS card featuring one of the new sets by Jane’s Doodles: TEA-rrific….


Card Recipe: First I stamped a simple sentiment with black ink. Then, I added a line of stitches above the words. After that, I stamped the macaroon image  on three different colors of card stock (May inspiration colors). Next, I cut them out with scissors. I used a white Soufflé pen to make the filling :) Finally, I adhere the pieces to the card using foam tape. Easy peasy, right?

That’s all from me today  :) Have a fabulous crafty weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hi everyone!

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

I created two cards for this release. The first one features TEA-rrific. I stamped the tea pot and hearts images on  light blue and red card stock, and then,  I trim them with scissors. I added decorative tape on the card to create a base for the tea pot image. Then I stamped the sentiment with black ink.  Next, all the pieces were adhered to the card front with foam tape. At the end, a zigzag stitch detail complemented this card…


The second card features Spring stamp set.  The images and sentiment were simply stamped on white card stock, and then I added color with Copics. … I added Glossy Accents details, but it’s hard to see them on the picture…050614web_somebunny

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 next Monday 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>>>Miriam<<<Guest Designer
New Design Team member>>>Evgenia<<<New Design Team member
Jane’s Doodles blog

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!


Happy Monday, everyone!

I am back today to share the inspiration of this month…


Well, because we celebrate Mother’ Day this month, I thought that the inspirational picture needed to have something related to what all the moms know how to do: Baking and Sewing (at least we try, right?)  Anyways, these  themes as the previously themes shared before, are just a starting point. I will be using maybe a stamp, a shape,  or just a detail related to the themes…Nothing complicated. I will try to use the color combo too, maybe not in the same shades of color, but I will do my best to keep them close to the colors shown above.  Well,  here is the first card…


I created  a CAS card using a pretty set by Hero Arts/ Basic Grey called Lucille Sew Perfect, and I just simply stamped one of the images three times with a different color. The only embellishments that I have used were sequins and Glossy Accents. At the end, I decided to punch the lower edge of the white panel… just for fun… I think it looks great :) Please feel free to create using my inspiration picture and color combo… If you would like to share your creation, please feel free to link it  using the Inlinkz tool below…

Well, that’s all from me today  :) Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great crafty  week!



Today I am thrilled to share that I am the Guest Designer at…

V.V. Challenge (May)

This month’s theme as you have seen is Stitching. I created two cards based on the inspiration images and colors, along with the required stitching details. If you have seen my work before, I am sure you have noticed that I like to add stitches details to my cards, but usually I use my sewing machine. Well, this time I challenged myself using a needle and embroidery floss :) So Here is the first one…


This card features a Hero Arts woodblock stamp that belongs to a set called Words & Flowers. The image was stamped with black ink on a sticky-back canvas card. I love the texture of the canvas, and I also added handmade stitches along the edge to create a rustic look. The flower was also stamped twice on orange cardstock to be trimmed onto two pieces (outer and inner shapes). Then,  the two pieces were layered with foam tape on top of the canvas image. Additionally, I put Glossy Accents details, to make the leaves and flower center to stand out.  I used patterned paper as the background (6×6 Harvest Lane Paper Pad by Simple Stories) and I complemented this card with a thanks sentiment by Jane’s Doodles (Cube It).

The handmade stitches were not so complicated after all, so I created  a second card…


This card is quite simple. I used embroidery floss to make the flowers, stems and leaves. To obtain perfect circles I used a circle template and pierced the holes using a piercing tool  (even numbers of holes work perfect). Then, I simply handmade the stitches to create the flowers.


For the stems I used a stitch template, and I also made some extra holes for the leaves. A sentiment by Paper Smooches ( Word Salad)  and three enamel dots were the only extra details for this card.


Well, I hope you have liked my projects. Please be sure to stop by Virginia’s View blog for more inspiration and ideas, and why not? …you can also join this challenge!

That’s all from me today :) Have a fabulous crafty week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Friday everyone!

Just super quick today to share the last card of April! I know the month of May has already started, and of course I am behind schedule :) Well, another April card won’t hurt anyone, so here is a card featuring a Silhouette shape called Rainy Day Bear with Umbrella….


This shape is very cute, I used the theme colors of April. The sentiment is by Paper Smooches (Word Salad) and the patterned paper is by Pebbles (6×6 pad Sunny Side collection). I added a bit of dimension with foam tape and Glossy Accents. I almost forget!…The raindrops are by Jane’s Doodles (Raindrops).


I have to confess that I also found inspiration on this picture of  my furry Shelby :) She looks great wearing her pink raincoat! Don’t you think?


Well, I will be presenting the new inspiration picture and theme colors on Monday… so hopefully May will be a better creative month for me!

That’s all from me today :) I hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!





I am finally back today to share a card I created yesterday that features a cute set called Baila Bajo la Lluvia by Latina Crafter and also a die set called Nubes Habladoras


I complemented with a sentiment included in Fly High by Jane’s Doodles…. Additionally, I used patterned papers, Copics, a white pen, and Glossy Accents.

Last Saturday, our carpet was replaced on the second floor of our house,and let me tell that it has been like moving to another house. I had to bring the majority of the things from our bedrooms and my loft (where I have my crafty stuff) to the first floor, and garage. I started last Monday, little by little. Obviously this has been a good opportunity to get rid off the things we don’t want anymore, but believe me, it has been a  very looooong week. That is one of the reasons I haven’t posted a lot for the past days. I haven’t finished yet :( I am still working on bringing all my stuff back in its place. I will posting more used stamps for sale soon, along with other things. Well, since I have been re-organizing my things, I want to share this idea. I always have used empty candle jars to storage my buttons and some ribbons; Well, I discovered that a Bath and Body Works empty candle jar  is just perfect for the colorful Faber Castell Gelatos…



I don’t have many Gelatos, so I think I could still put a couple more of these in the jar, Don’t you think?  :) This idea idea is as simple as the shape of the jar!


Well, that’s all from me today  :) Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great crafty rest of the week!



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