Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Jesus!

It's the season to be joyful and thankful for family, friends and for eternal life that Jesus gave to us.  Easy to forget the meaning of Christmas with all the running around, but we must stop and remember that a precious child was born and gave His life for us.  To all my blog friends: I wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.  I specially want to thank my daughter Tania who taught me patiently how to blog, she is so special to me.  Enjoy!!
xoxo Gisela


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's all about Jesus!

The sketch from Fusion challenge gave me the inspiration for this card, but unfortunately I ran out of time to post. The Paper Players has a fun challenge this week Tic-Tac-Toe and I chose star, embossing and white.  After attaching the red border I realized I had not dry embossed the white cover.  Heat embossing with clear was the solution and also added a star to the flower.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Monday, November 24, 2014

Another Thanksgiving Card

I am enjoying making Thanksgiving card this year!   This sketch is similar to the last card but I liked it enough to create another card.  I heat embossed the leaves and added a small bow to add some bling-bling to the card.  Enjoy!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
xoxo Gisela

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Autumn Birthday

A friend is celebrating her birthday today and this card was created for the occasion.  An autumn birthday card seemed appropriate since she likes those colors.  I love the leaves, wish they had a die :( I had to fussy cut them.  Enjoy!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!
xoxo Gisela
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/11/freshly-made-sketches-163-sketch-by.html http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/2014/11/leaves.html

Monday, September 29, 2014

Grateful for You!

This is an ideal sketch for my workshop.  I used an old piece of paper I had with Autumn colors and stamped the leaves on the Crushed Curry paper.  My friend Antonieta suggested the "falling leaves" and I like how it looks.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ornamantal Pine

Loved this stamp set from the moment I saw it, the pine branch, pine cone and sentiment are all beautiful.  I used Gumball Green and Real Red, and for the background Versamark with clear embossing powder.  The sketch was perfect for my card.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daughter's Birthday Card

This is for my precious daughter's birthday.  She has liked lilac/purple from the time she was born, lol!  I wanted to use this calendar from Amy Tangerine that I bought I while back.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


                          Crafty Girls Challenges 
                 Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge # 43 Anything Goes

Friday, August 22, 2014

Birthday Balloons

The idea was to create a cluster of balloons but I think I cut them too big and they don't look right to me.  I don't have a lot of time left to post so I'll re-do the balloons later and post it for you to see.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela
 PS:  Not a very good picture, colors are brighter.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/freshly-made-sketches-150-sketch-by.html  http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2014/08/paper-players-challenge-209-leannes-cas.html  http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/2014/08/anything-goes-birthday.html

Friday, August 15, 2014

Birthday Card

I came across a new challenge today while blog hopping...Word Art Wednesday, and this week the challenge is anything goes, same as Seize the Birthday.  The sketch from Sweet Sunday is really cute.  Originally I had a white card in mind with a hint of color but the bright colors in Bhavana's card changed my inspiration.  I will make the white card but for now this is what I created.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Grab our badge:  http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/2014/08/anything-goes-birthday.html  http://kgiron.blogspot.com/2014/08/sweet-sunday-sketch-challenge-231.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FGtskO+%28the+sweetest+thing...%29

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Very Special Someone

These are not the original colors I had in mind for Freshly Made Sketches challenge but I came across Color Throwdown and decided to challenge myself with the colors.  I didn't know where to put the grey, so I used it in creating the card base.  The card has a lot of dimension although you can't tell in the picture and a big birthday wish for Lesley over at Seize the Birthday! Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/sketch-148-sketch-by-jen-m.html  http://www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2014/08/color-throwdown-304-countdown.html  http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/2014/07/seeing-yellow-birthdays.html

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Any Occasion

I have a hard time with color challenges, never know how to use the colors, but when I saw the challenge from Color Throwdown I immediately had an idea. I use the sketch from July Sketch For You to Try and played with threads which is something I wanted to do.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela
 http://www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2014/07/color-throwdown-300.html  july14

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Beachy Birthday

One card for three challenges, The Paper Players (beach), Seize the Birthday (stars/stripes), and Seize the Sketch (sketch) :)  I love this tag, the embossing folder, the cloud punch and the polka dots ribbon.  Enjoy!
xoxo  Gisela

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2014/07/paper-players-challenge-203-nances.html http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/2014/07/stars-and-or-stripes.html  http://seizethesketch.blogspot.ca/2014/07/seize-sketch-24-sketch-from-vicki.html

Monday, June 30, 2014

Money Envelope/Card

In need of a money envelope/card for a birthday girl.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made and realized the challenge was closed.  Originally I was going to submit it there and Seize the Birthday, too late.  I scored the top part to create texture and used the colors from the ribbon to create the water color paper.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Wanda created a very cute and colorful card and it led me to Sketch Saturday Challenge #124. The idea was to show the new SU ink colors at a workshop. The flower I chose didn't show well, it needs a more solid image, I'll change it for the class.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Any Occasion

Mojo Monday got my attention this week. I remembered a paper I have from SU that mimic a water color stamp I had borrowed from my friend Lili.  I first stamped the the background and over it stamped the flower.  I punchedt off the flower and attached it back with a glue dot.  I like the shadow effect the black gave the flower.  Enjoy! 
xoxo Gisela


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Simple but Cute

I was looking for a simple but cute idea for cards for a workshop that I'm putting together using the new ink colors from SU.  The sketch from Freshly Made gave me the inspiration and I will be making one in each color.  Enjoy!!
xoxo Gisela

Friday, June 13, 2014

Birthday Card

I was totally inspired by the card Jackie Pedro created, she is so talented and I love her style. I used a border and wood stamp from SU that I really like.  The red and kraft made a good color combo.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela