Feb 28, 2013

Stampin'Up! Swallowtail and Challenge Tips

Hello my dear friends/Hola mis queridas amigas,

Every time I engage in a new challenge, I learn something new. Last week I shared a tip with one of the cards I presented. The reverse-masking technique with the spritzer. Today Il show you another simple tip way below...

Cada vez que participo de un reto de sellos yo aprendo y practico cositas nuevas. La semana pasada les comparti un tip de la Mascara-Revertida (si asi lo puedo traducir) usando el Rociador de Color o Color Spritzer Tool. Hoy les muestro mas abajo otro pequeno tip...

FabFridays has a color challenge going on and I TOTALLY love these colors. :D
Fab Fridays estan llevando a cabo un reto de colores y como me ENCANTAN estos colores juntos.
You can see other beautiful creations from this challenge HERE!
Puede ver otras creaciones usando este mismo reto donde dice aqui (here). :)


Stamps/sellos: Swallowtail Butterfly, Trust God
Ink/Tinta: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze
Tools/Herramientas: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Itty Bitty Ounch (little flowers)
Embellishments/Decoraciones: Jewels Pearls.

Retrosketches challenge this week is pick a challenge from the last year, it's been 52 sketches already, whee! That's a lot of creativity. Give it a try and visit the gallery!
I picked #14 I'm looking for simple layouts that inspire me...and that you can easily make yourself. :)

Retrosketches esta llevando a cabo un reto de esquemas. Ya llevan 52 esquemas asi que hoy nos toca escoger uno de los 52 e ir a crear. Deles una vista para que se inspire con las bellezas que vera!
Yo escogi el #14. Ando en busca de esquemas sencillos que me inspiren como este..tambien esquemas que usted tambien se anime a hacer. :)

I combined this challenge with the Less is More challenge this week: Paper Piercing. You can see more paper piercing beauties on their site HERE!
Combine este reto con el de Less is more (Menos es mas) de esta semana: Perforar el Papel. Puede ver mas bellezas con perforacion de papel en su sitio de web donde dice aqui (here).

You can go see other cool creations by Retrosketches and many others stampers HERE!
Pueden ver otras creaciones maravillosas por Retrosketches donde dice 'here'.
Stamps/Sellos: Banderines
DSP/Papel de disenador: Twitterpatted
Cardstock/Cartulina: Primrose Petals, Razzleberry Ripple, Whisper White
Finishing Touches/Toques Finales: Brights Brad, Jewel Basic Pearl.
Mi little Challenge tip for the day/Pequena idea para sus retos de sellos:
When you use your paper piercing tool use some Painter's tape to keep the card in place. It works!
Cuando use su herramienta para perforar use tirro removible como el de pintor para mantener la tarjeta en su lugar. :)

What did you like the most on today's post? Que le gusto mas de mi presentacion aqui hoy?

May all your wishes come true and your day is filled with joy,
Que sus deseos se hagan realidad y su dia sea lleno de gozo,

Jessica Urrutia

Feb 27, 2013

Life & Moments Scrapbook Page

Hello my dear ones/ Hola mis queridas amigas,

Just sharing a page I finished yesterday as a surpirse for my niece. She is celebrating her birthday today. She is very dear to my heart...having her so far away is not fun. But if I can make her feel special today...gee! My heart will leap for joy. She deserves it! Happy Birthday A.T!

Quiero compartirles una paginita de scrapbooking que hice de sorpresa para mi sobrina. Hoy ella celebra su cumpleanos. Ella es muy especial para mi ...tenerla tan lejos no es divertido. Espero poder hacerla sentir especial en este su dia...si es asi mi corazon saltara de alegria. Ella se lo merece! Feliz Cumpleanos A.T!

For this page I used downloads included in the MDS2 Disc and a couple of new downloads: Soft Blooms -for the crumb cake flower-130080 and the Vintage flowers 123602
En esta pagina de scrapbooking use descargas ya incluidas en el programa MDS2 y dos descargas de mi website: Soft Blooms- para la flor color Crumb Cake (cafecita) 130080 y las Vintage Flowers 123602.
I was inspired by the sketch I found on Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.
Visit the page HERE to see more beauties.
Para inspirarme un poco segui el esquema del reto en Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.
Visite su pagina AQUI para ver bellezas.
You can try the MDS2 free today. Go HERE and download it to your computer for 30 days of fun learning. There's no obligation to buy afterwards.
Puedes tratar el programa de MDS2 hoy gratis, ve AQUI y baja el programa temporero y es gratis por 30 dias. No hay obligacion de comprar.
What do you think of this style...surely hope my beautiful niece likes it!
Que le parece la paginita...de segro espero le guste mucho a mi sobrina!
Blessings, bendiciones!
Jessica U.

Feb 26, 2013

Simply Scored in English AND Spanish

Hello my dear friends / Hola mis queridas amigas,

I am very excited to show you today my newest video. Is simple but fun. My goal: To inspire you to get your Simply Scored Border Plate out and use it. :)

Estoy muy contenta de mostrarles hoy un video simple y divertido. Mi meta: Inspirarle a que tome su Placa de Bordes Simply Scored y la use. :)

Hope you like the sample for today. Check out our current promotions below...you won't want to miss anything going on with this amazing company, Stampin'Up!

Espero le guste la muestra del dia de hoy. Vea nuestras promociones actuales mas abajo...no querria perderse lo que esta pasando en esta maravillosa compania, Stampin'Up!

Simply Scored Borders Plate ENGLISH
Leave me your love with your comments and visit my store today at
Placa de Bordes para la Simply Scored ESPANOL
Gracias por sus generosos comentarios. Puede visitar mi tienda en

Sellos: You are loves "Sweet Friend"
Friendly Phrases "You are amazing" *video
Versos a la Antigua "Nadie como tu" * video
CS/Cartulina: Pretty in Pink
DSP/Papel de disenador: More Amore
Tools/Herramientas: Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits,
Troquel para vestir, Simply Scored, Border Plate
Embellishment: Flower Trim
To see our current promotions please click HERE!
Para ver nuestras promociones al momento por favor presione AQUI!
Come back tomorrow for some exciting news!
Regrese manana para unas buenas noticias!
Creative blessings/ Bendiciones creativas,
Jessica Urrutia
Your friend and Stampin'Up! demonstrador
Su amiga y demonstradora de Stampin'Up!


Feb 25, 2013

Scrapbooking Monday- These inspire me

Good morning! This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice!

I had a good weekend thank God and rested. I am truly grateful for unexpected naps.:) I only have a couple of layouts to show you that I found and are inspiring me to scrap since last week. Sadly, I finished none of my own this weekend.I won't stress about it; wonder if having 3 little ones around plus hubby has anything to do with it? I just needed some TLC this weekend so no pages from me today, but enjoy these beauties for your inspiration.

Will be working on some this week so come back soon! Love you all, thanks for your amazing support. :)

This beautiful and bright page was made by one of Stampin'Up! Artisan Design Team members.
Amy B. You can see her post on Stampin'Up! blog HERE! Or visit her blog here for you to enjoy. :)
I really want to case (Copy And Share Everything)  this, looks so simple and happy...
my style for sure!! :)
Sweet Chloe
Also, this is for sure one of my favorite designers right now. I found her a few weeks back and I simply like whatever she makes, lol! But this page calls me...I can see my daughter on that picture spot. :) Can't wait to try it. It is a digital design done with MDS2. Jeanna Bohannon is truly an artist, she belongs to the Stampin'Up! Artisan Design Team. It's that awesome? So exciting!
You can see her digital gallery HERE at the My Digital Studio site or visit her blog HERE!
I truly hope after all the laundry and cleaning I have scheduled for my Monday I can do some fun scrapping! Thanks for your wonderful visit, come back for some more fun this whole week.
Creative blessings are coming your way,
Jessica U.

Feb 24, 2013

Inspire your soul: A word

Good morning my dear ones,

How many of you wake in the morning thirsty to hear an uplifting word? That has been my desire in the last days or weeks I may say.
I truly somedays check my email several times...then I ask myself "What am I waiting for?" Funny, eh! :)

There is a verse that I read that expresses truly my inmost desire for a day like this:
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."
Psalm 143:8

Let me be found in Christ. Hiding in Him in the day of my trouble. Trusting Him on the days when I cannot understand. What's so wrong with us people that strive to show everything in our path is awesome and organized...all our ducks in a row. I love what I do, love my God, my family, my city...but do I have all my ducks in a row? Nah! Do everything around looks perfect and polished? Nah! Is my soul always upbeat and singing...most of you who know me from close may think it is...you know I need no caffeine but Christ in me, He is my hope of glory. I truly believe I was made for more...I was made to see His glory...to know Him and reflect Him. I will never quit until one day I see Him face to face.

Are you waiting for that "email"? That promotion? That recognition? Gee! I've been truly waiting for it. I want to see fruit in what I am doing. Waiting is not my best art...thou I love art. The Artist is still not finished with the painting. Paint, Oh Lord Jesus ,your picture on my canvas. Help me to be patient enough to keep calm and know that you are still God...the only true God...and all is going to be ok.

A word of His unfailing love: God never fails you....even thou you walk thru the valley of the shadow of death His hand will be there with you.  Fear no evil, God is with you. To Him YOU are amazing! Faith, hope and love will last forever. Hold on...don't quit!

Love this painter's art...enjoy!

Leave me your love with your comments. I will be praying for a week full of words of His unfailing love for you.

Creative blessings ARE coming your way,

Jessica U.

To find more details on this pretty scrapbook page on the top of the post visit my Stampin'Up! website HERE! All materials and size are listed. :)

Feb 22, 2013

MOJO Sketch Challenge

Hello dear stampers,

It is always fun to find new ways to use a stamp you have. That's the reason why finding cool sketches is so atractive to me. :) I found this sketch on MojoMondays blog and loved it since I saw it. I gave it a try with You are My Sunshine!
What do you think?

You can see some more beautiful samples by a LOT of other awesome stampers here on MOJO281

Maybe a little T-O-O  B-R-I-G-H-T?! :)

That's the idea...You are my sunshines!!
I love what I do, keeping this blog going is such a motivation.
Learning to create beauty around me and hoping to brighten someone else's day.
DSP: Sycamore Street
SAB ribbon in Island Indigo and Grossgrain in Whisper White.
 Sale-a-bration 2013
lasts until March 22nd.
Check out the SAB brochure HERE
and see the details below. :)
Thanks for your amazing visit, stay for a while and check my blog. If you like what you see  I invite you to subscribe to my blog through email on the right side bar. You will not miss any of the ideas and tutorials I share. Stay in touch and leave me your love with your comments. I would love to hear from you.
Creative blessings are coming your way!
Jessica U.

Feb 21, 2013

Organization Tips & Masking Technique

Hello my dear ones,

I found this simple but cute tutorial in the Demonstrator's website and wanted to share. Just to refresh our memories on the masking technique. I Then below I showed a video by Stampin'Up! also that shows a way to make Reverse-masking which is the technique I used yesterday on THIS card with the Color Spritzer Tool...interesting subjects and easy to do. Try it today! Check out my sample to the left, this is the technique I used.







Directions:1) Stamp your image twice: once on card stock and once on a scrap piece of paper or sticky note.

2) Cut out the image on the scrap paper using either a hobby blade or your Paper Snips.

3) Place the cutout image over the image you stamped on your card stock.

4) Sponge or bray ink, or stamp another image over your mask.

5) Repeat masking as desired.

6) Remove mask and finish your project.
For my card I used the following materials:
Stamp set: Printed Petals
Colors: Primrose Petals, More Mustard, Perfect Plum
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Tools: post-it notes, scissors, Big Shot, Tulip Frame EF, Ornament Punch, Itty Bitty Punches
Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels

Check the Reverse-Masking Technique is shown on this video and take a peak at yesterday picture and you will see how I made mine...with a twist! Enjoy!


Im excited to hear you are enjoying these tips I've been sharing. Thanks for your comments and emails. :) Surely you like keeping your most needed tools close by when creating a project? I do too! Let me show you my little box where I keep all my needed tools.

On one side (little basket) I keep all types of adhesives. Under, I keep my paper piercing stencils and mat. On one side of the little basket I keep my "jewels", meaning my rhinestones and pearls; and on the other side I keep my Stamp-a-magig plastic sheets (I have two). By the basket and rest of the plastic box I use, I keep all my acrylic blocks, my Stamp-a-magig "T's" and a small purse for the rulers, x-acto knife, a pencil, a pen, my scissors (thou these I tend to leave out), an extra scoring tool and an eraser.

That's it....what else should I place on my little basket? From time to time I add the corner rounder punch, post-it notes and also whisper white twine...depends on my creative groove :)
I keep this little box handy and TRY to organize it often, that way I always have my must-haves within reach. :)

What do you use for your must-haves? I wish I could have a desk with all these goodies, but my creative spot changes from the baby's changing table, to my kitchen, to my dining table...with this box I can be flexible. :)

Have a beautiful day and my best wishes for you to find the time today to do what you love the most. Go ahead, take some time to craft a blessing!

Love you tons,

Jessica U.

Survey: Any stamp sets you would like some ideas with? Leave me a comment here and I'l do my best to bring some inspiration.

Feb 20, 2013

Forever Young from Stampin'Up!

Happy Wednesday my dear ones,

For all my friends who have been praying for my daughter, thank you! She is finally turning the corner, eating better and without so much pain. I am truly grateful for the prayers and thoughtful messages. Thank God for His consistent mercies.

Today I would love to share two cards I submitted for stamping challenges. The first is for the Connie & Mary Sketch Challenge CCMC239. Don't you just love this flower trim?  Very easy and quick card to say the least. Can't wait to see your responses to it. :)

Stamp set: Vintage Verses (SAB 2013)
DSP: Sycamore Street (SAB 2013)
CS: Summer Starfruit, Basic Black
Embellishment: Flower Trim

2013 Thursday Challenges-002

Here is my take using the color challenge #153 from Handstampedsentiments HSSCC153 and the sketch from Retrosketches #51

Stamp set: Forever Young, Vintage Verses (SAB2013)
CS: Pretty in Pink, Early Expresso, Whisper White

Tools: Color Spritzer Tool and markers in Pretty in Pink,
Melon Mambo and Razzleberry Ripple (the closest to Cherry Cobbler I had)

The Forever Young Stamp set is one of my all times favorites. Can you tell?
I wanted to made the tree look like spring is here! I envisioned those beautiful trees is Yakima, WA blossoming in pink all of a sudden. :)

 The technique I used for this was Reverse-Masking.
I stamped my tree both in WW CS and on a piece of note paper. I cut the top of my tree from the note paper with a hobby blade. Position on top of my main image and proceed to spritz with the 3 colors on my challenge. Stamping is so fun!
Il bring more on masking plus some organization tips tomorrow

Which of my two takes you like the best? Leave me your love with your comments and come back again!

Have a wonderful day you all. It was awesome to have you over. :)

Jessica U.

I was HSS Color Challenge #153 Badge Winner. So excited! Thanks ladies for the opportunity! See my pretty badge on my right side bar!
Go to the announcement post here!

Feb 19, 2013

Be in the know with Stampin'Up!

Good morning my dear ones,

I love showing you samples with what Stampin'Up! is currently promoting as able, so here is a simple card with the new stamp set Best of Birthdays. I used only the sentiment "Celebrate". Also a 1" circle punch in fun colors and the Sale-a-bration buttons in Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry. I embossed my Whisper White base with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder after adhering the circles and threaded one of the buttons with Whisper White baker's twine. Glue dots work great for adhering the buttons.

Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Best of Birthdays Stamp set
Is a simple card you can make at home with any shape...hope to inspire you to celebrate someone in your life. It doesn't have to be their birthday for you to celebrate. Life is hard at times, but God is always good. You are very precious...let me today celebrate YOU!

Today Tuesday I like to keep you informed of what is going on in Stampin'Up! I will keep my eyes open for any news in the morning, since yesterday was a holiday and Stampin'Up! was closed for the day, they may bring new things later today. :) I love to be surprised!

In the meantime, let me remind you of what is going on:

1. Sale-a-bration
This wonderful promotion runs only until March 22nd, so don't delay. Make your lists. For every $50 purchase you make you get one free product from the Sale-abration brochure. See brochure below.

2. Stampin'Up! 25 year anniversary monthly stamp set release.
January- Best of Birthdays (used in sample above)
February- Best of Love (used below)
A fun card I made for a friend for Valentine is below. She loooves green...so what better than making her a green card? :) Stamping must be fun, eh!

I'm sharing a simple tutorial on how I made the border for this card with my Simply Scored Borders Plate. Go try it! Is fun to try new things.

Best Of Love Stamp Set

3. MDS2 Trial Download is on!
Go to my store and get for FREE a download with wonderful images of the MDS2 on your computer for 30 days.
There is so many cool training videos you will find this amusing and very exciting! Check the graphics included HERE and all the cool samples and tutorials at www.mydigitalstudio.net
You can see some of my creations with the software so far clicking MDS2 on the right side bar labels.

*Today is when the New Downloads come up. Every Tuesday go to this page and find what's new. Also there are FREE downloads every month...so go check them out HERE and download for free to your computer. You CAN have them and use with your trial and also other softwares. :)

I love keeping you in the know. There are so many things going on in this wonderful company. So go ahead take a look at every promotion HERE and come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

I love having you come over to my "home", thanks for the visit.

SURVEY: Do you have a retired stamp set that you would like me to make projects with for your inspiration? I have a good amount of retired sets and if I have yours I would love to start a series soon where I make creations with what YOU already have. Leave me your love with your comments and thanks for your input.

Hugs and kisses,

Jessica U.

Feb 18, 2013

Scrapbooking Monday with Stampin'Up!

Joy and blessings dear ones,

During my wonderful Sunday rest my DH took the kids upstairs for a little while so I could "work" on a fun scrapbook page. I chose to use digital stamp brushes, paper and punches that are included in the MDS2 trial download (except for the ribbon, sorry!). Hope you like it and think of all the possibilities! Yipee!

Don't miss this opportunity to check MDS2 out. You can try the software on your computer for free for 30 days. You get a ton of graphics to play with, including all the graphics I used in today's digital scrapbook page. See all the graphics HERE! To get the trial download go to my store here, find your download and get it as if you were going to pay for it. Only difference is the price will be cero!

I am indeed loving how many possibilities we have with the MDS2 software...but I can never leave my papers and rubber stamps behind...lol! I really enjoy stamps. So I took advantage and finished a layout I started months ago but could not figure out how to do it. I had pictures already printed and cut, papers picked and cardstock...just not quiet ready to put it together until yesterday!

Sisters Forever & Always

Stamp sets used for my embellishments are Apothecary Accents, Loving Thoughts,
and Printed Petals. I also used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut and the Itty Bitty
punches for the small flowers.Oh, and my scissors! :)

I so wanted to try this beautiful curve on a page since I got my Simply Scored Borders Plate.
So fun to use! Stay in touch for a couple of tutorials and a soon to come video using this Borders Plate. Here I embossed the Chocolate Chip CS, then did the same with a piece of about 4" x 12" of Very Vanilla, but this one I cut with scissors, then adhered to the side of my 12 x 12 CChip CS.

Last but not least my favorite alphabet at the moment. Typeset Alphabet Die.
My colors are Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip.
The DSP is retired, one of my favorites, 'Sweet and Sour'.

Have you been doing any scrapbooking this year? What do you like to do? Paper or Digital?
As I shared yesterday Consistency is one of my values and goals particularly this year. I am not where I want to be yet, but thank God I am not where I used to be. Little by little I am placing some of my favorite memories on scrapbook pages. I'm actually placing all of them on my fireplace mantel to look at  them for a bit longer. Then I plan to place them in a book. :)

Leave me your love with your comments and feel free to browse around. Go to my LABELS on the sidebar...click on scrapbooking to see what I've been doing this year so far. :)

See you tomorrow with some cards inspiration,

Jessica U.

Printed Petals - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Printed Petals Stamp set

Feb 17, 2013

Inspire your soul: Consistency

Good day my dear,
Today is a day to stop and refresh your soul in the beauty of the Lord. During the week I love sharing with you paper inspiration that encourages you to get crafty and give to others your talents. Today  I like stopping and meditating in the goodness of the Lord and His faithfulness. God's love never fails. He continually and consistently loves me. Consistenly pursues me, consistenly teaches me. I am so glad (happy and excited to be honest) that He never ever gets tired of me. I can get tired of myself sometimes. Tired of my mistakes, my weaknesses, my moods! Yikes, but how awesome to know my God never leaves me or forsakes me. He consistenly IS with me. What an honor to serve and love such a God.
A particular word that arose at the beginning of 2013 for me was Consistency. I truly value when others are consistent in their word, their behavior, their love. I value when I am consistent with God, with my loved ones and even with strangers. That word, that little word has kept me going believing that even if I don't see fruit right away consistency will 'pay' off. In every area of my life if I am consistent there for sure will be good fruit. So, thou I may be going through hard times, I have chosen to be as consistent as I can in what I believe. I believe in God, I believe in His goodness for me, "His goodness and mercies will follow me", I believe in that I was created for greatness, I believe consistency is good for my soul, for those around me, and for my world. If I want to raise consistency around me, I am to pursue consistency. I will keep doing what is good. I will keep believing in my dreams, I will keep working hard to attain the goal. I will keep Dreaming Big, Training Hard and Trusting God. I will work this year in my consistency in several areas. With God's help all things are possible...I will keep doing what I've been called to do with passion...with consistency!

Are you struggling with being consistent? Consistency means reliable, steady, even, stable, persistent, dependable, true to type, undevianting...wheew...I want to be consistent. Help me my Lord, to show myself loving consistenly, to create an athmosphere of freedom around me consistently, to live and value self-discipline, self-control. In this I wish to honor YOU.

Jesus consistently loves. What a beautiful assurance to know He is consistent with me, never changing...He loves me and supports me no matter what. Let's trust Him to teach us consistency.
Meditate this day in His consistent love...His consistent truth...His mercies are new every morning and great is His faithfulness.


I found this beautiful card (picture above) made by Stampin'Up! on my site. You can see all materials HERE! Stampin'Up! continually inspires you to make beauty around you and for me that is bringing Heaven's beauty to earth one way or another. May His kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Be blessed today with creativity.

Creative Blessings for you today...keep the joy of the Lord in your heart consistently!

Jessica Urrutia


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