Monday, February 29, 2016

Abbie with Cake

 I thought I would share with you a digital image by Conie Fong. 
I love this little girl and balloons always make me happy!
Copics used:
skin: E000,00,04,11,21
hair: E53, 55, 57, 59
dress: RV63, 66, 69, R89
balloons: Y13, 15, 35, YR24
cupcake: BG02, 05, 07. E53, 55, 57, R46

Here is a close-up of the colored image before making it a card.

For the shaped circle card I used:

Die: Doily by My Favorite Things
Die: Stitched Circle die by Simon Says Stamp 
Circles cut using a Brother Scan N Cut 2 (Card base)
Cardstock paper: Rich Razzleberry from Stampin Up
Digital image by Conie Fong

I hope you liked it!  I really enjoyed coloring her!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cupcake Queen in orange

Cupcake Queen in orange

!Hola! = hello!
I have been celebrating with DigiStamps4Joy who just had their 4th Bday!! Congrats!!
To celebrate she has been having several challenges all week.  I won one of the challenges and was able to pick up a free digi, I chose Cupcake Queen!

Copics used:

skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21
hair: B21, 24, 26, 28, 29
lips: RV63, 66, 69
eyes: N1, 3, 4, 6, 9
hat: YR02, 04, 68, 07, 18
cupcake: YG00, 03, 06, 17, 67
cherry: RV10, 13, 14

Also used:

card stock: Stampin Up Pumpkin Orange (card base)
Digi image by DS4J
Embossing Folder: Next level WRMK
Polaroid frame die: Amy Tangerine Plus One collection
I hope you liked it!
Nos vemos = See you later!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Snowman and Cocoa series, part 3

Challenge #139: Snowman and Cocoa 
From The Heart Stamps 

I have fallen in love with the digital stamps by Faith Skrdla from
I just got my new BG05 and had to use it ASAP.  Here is the card I created for this challenge. Enjoy! Some of the info is below.

Challenge by: The Hearts of Stamps - Card challenge #139
Digi: Snowman and Cocoa From The Heart Stamps
Embossing folder: Stampin' Up
Colored with: Copic Markers (sketch)
Copics used: 
  • Hat: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
  • Scarf: RV63, RV66, RV69, R89
  • Snowman: N0, N1, 0
- Yar

Welcome to my colorful life!

I have decided to share my crafty creations with you in the form of a blog!
Who am I?

  • I am Yar (short for Yarissa) and I love to make cards, scrapbook, color, Filofax, and BuJo
  • Also a lover of lists, pens, markers, papers, and pencils  
  • I am a wife to 1, a mother of 2, a daughter, a sister to 2, an aunt to 4, a get the idea, I am a family woman and a Christian one at that.  
  • I am who I am because of my parents - mami, papi: I love you!  Thanks for your indulgence in my crafty things! And lots of love to my hubby of 20 yrs- who pays for them now :)
  • I am bilingual: Spanish-English
  • I love school and learning...currently pursuing a PhD, which I should be working on instead of creating this blog :)

Why the name Giraffe Creations?
When I was growing up my brother thought I had really long legs, so he started calling me "jirafa" giraffe in Spanish.  The joke is: I am only 4'11' :) Anyway the name stuck, I think it's cute, and it makes me smile each time I think of it.  So, in 2001 when I created my first card I knew I wanted to use my nickname in some form, and that is how Giraffe Creations was born.  

My blog is about ART!
Why a Blog? 

  • I want to keep track of the cards/scrap pages I make.  Creating a digital list (Blog) will help with that.
  • In other words, this blog is going to act as my crafting journal. 
  • Here I will talk about Copic combos I am in love with.  Digital stamps artist I am loving and other things I can't wait to share with you...other lovers of paper, ink, crafts, stamps.  You get the idea. 

Welcome to my blog! I thank you for taking the time to join in on the fun and to leave a kind comment if you choose to. Let's see where this new journey takes us! Buckle up it's going to be a colorful ride!

I can't wait to get started!
Thanks & adiós,