Sunday, June 10, 2012

For us, who still believe and dare to dream.

The lyric is below the video, which only has the cd cover. So my suggestion is for you to press PLAY and sing it along reading the lyrics. I bet you´ll feel a lot inpired to live life, no matter what. Just leave me a comment telling how did you feel... =)

The lyric:

It´s Your Dream
(Nikka Costa)

Looking at tomorrow sets you free from yesterday
Giving up your sorrow is the key to find your way
Living for the moment is the only way to grow
Life is what you make it by now
You ought to know

It's your dream so take it
It's your dream go make it all come true
Right now
It isn't very hard to do if you believe in you

It's your right so free it
It's your light so see it to the end
My friend
Cause you're never gonna pass this way again

And if sometime along the way you stumble and should fall
At least you know inside you you're giving it your all
Don't be ashamed of losing and you'll find you just might win
Don't be afraid of giving and love might just begin

It's your dream so take it
It's your dream so make it all come true
Right now
It isn't very hard to do if you believe in you

It's your song so sing it
It's your bell so ring it to the end
My friend
Cause you're never gonna pass this way again
No you're never gonna pass this way again...

I hope you all enjoyed it and got more inspired. I did...

And wait for my first alone Challenge, having the Digi Doodle Doo as my sweet Sponsor! =)

The winner will get 2 doodles from Coley, who designs them, and is so so generous to be here with her work, even if she cannot be here with her "presence". Thanks, Coley! =D

See you next post!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Another Docerela Creations FUN CHALLENGE!

Hi, Everyone!

It´s time for another great Challenge for Docerela Creations!  
It´s time for another great chance to win some really lovely stamps!  ;-D

So this Challenge is all about going to the beach, playing under the Sun, longer days, fun, fun, FUN!!!
What? Didn´t ring a bell yet? This challenge is all about SUMMER! Yes, it´s Summer Time for you guys (I said for YOU guys because I live in South America, so here´s coming the Winter... lol!).

For this Challenge you have to make any project using the SUMMER as your theme, as your inspiration. It can be a Card, a 3D project, a Layout, anything your creativity tells you to make about Summer.

Let´s see what I prepared for you. Here´s my project:

 I live in a town named Niterói, very close to Rio de Janeiro, and both cities are linked by the Rio-Niterói Bridge. We can also go to Rio by ferries. Only 12 minutes on the new ones. So we can view from our Icaraí Beach, only a block and a half from home, the Sugar Loaf, the Corcovado (the Christ)... Wow! It amazes me EVERYTIME I see it.   =D

For this Layout I used:
- Docerela Creations Portuguese Stamp Set III;
- Some designer papers I won from a friend (I can´t recall the brand, so sorry!);
- A green textured cardstock as the base for the Layout from DCWV;
- A doodle done by myself (the Sun, of course... I LOVE the Sun!);
- Musical Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz (LOVE him also!);
- Label punch;
- Circle punch;
- Markers and ink.

Below you can see the stamp I used from the Set III of Docerela Creations Portuguese Stamps. It´s written "Ótimo verão", which means "Great summer" in Portuguese.   =)

Here you can take a look at the stamp set:

Well, Summer Time...
Remembers me some great songs, some that stayed in our minds (and hearts), like... "Summertime".   =)
But as I´m Brazilian and I´m always showing on my projects the Portuguese Docerela Creations Stamp Sets, I decided to put on the journaling a brief part of an old Summer song we had here, called "SOL DE VERÃO" which means "SUMMER SUN" in Portuguese. I LOVE this song!

 It says on the lyric: "It´s Summer! Good sign! It´s time... to open up the heart and dream..." by the band Roupa Nova (Brazilian band).

And below you can take a look at the photos a little bit closer, taken buy my brother, who still doesn´t know how great photographer he is... but I always remind him that.   ;-)

So I guess that´s it for now.

I really hope you come to visit all the Design Team Blogs and join us on this bright and colored Summer Challenge sharing your project with us and entering for a great chance to win one of Docerela Creations Stamp Sets! And leave some love and your comment!   =D

Here´s the line up:

Docerela Creations
Tatiana (me!) 

Can´t wait to see what you are going to make!  =D
See you next post!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Card caravan Blog Hop - DCS and CK

Card Caravan Blog Hop

Docerela Stamp and Creative Kuts 

The hop is scheduled for saturday, May 26 through Sunday, May 27. 

Check out all the wonderful cards created by the members of the design teams from files and stamps located in the stores at 

                                   Creative Kuts
                                  Creative Kuts2
                                  Docerela Shop

We are posting all of the beautiful creations on Day 1 but you will have both days to go through and comment and meet all of the requirements.  You will have until midnight Sunday May 27.

If you just came from Mary Ellen (CK2) then your in the right place.  If you just happened to come to this blog, you can start at the beginning with

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops too. The grand prize for this hop will be a combination of prizes valued at over $100

To be eligible to win these fabulous prizes:

1. You must be or become a new follower of all the blogs on this hop

2. Go to our CK fan Page, Like us and post a comment that you are coming by from the Card Caravan Blog Hop.

3. Go to Docerela Creations Fan Page, Like them and post a comment that you are coming by from the Card Caravan Blog Hop.

Plus your chance at Winning the Sizzix 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit when we reach 300 Followers at Creative Kuts2 Blogspot. Go here  for many other chances to win on the sizzix drawing.

Here is my project:

 Below the CK file I chose and the stamps I use to build the phrase, from Docerela Stamp Sets    II and III

Creative Kuts (CK) - 
Catarina (Docerela) - 
Nitasha (Docerela) - 
Creative Kuts2 (CK2) -

Please Hop to Creative Kuts2 (CK2) -    Next

Enjoy, have fun and good luck!   ;-)

See you next post!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Scrap what you love...

Hi, everyone! Ready for another Docerela Creations Challenge?  
So let the Fun begin!!!!  Since it is National Scrapbooking Month...

Today's Challenge: Scrap What you Love!

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a Stamp Set of Docerela Stamps! Yes, it´s a GREAT prize!! 

The Docerela Stamp Sets help us to create LOVELY projects, because she creates the sentiments so carefully, and in both languages, ENGLISH and PORTUGUESE! As I´m from Brazil, I say YAAAAYYYY!!! THANKS, CAT!!   =) 

They are really high quality stamps, making paper crafting even better!

I don't normally scrapbook but I am really getting more into it slowly, as "my thing" always was cardmaking and party favors. 
So I decided to scrap something I really LOVE, but haven´t do for a while: Sewing!!! 
Yes, I LOVE to make mini double-faced bags, those Babushka dolls, the "CatAngels" (as long as I also LOVE Cats and Angels...)  =D 

So here is my project:

The title "COSTURINHAS" means something like "sewed little things"...

Those are the "CATANGELS" (in Portuguese "GATANJOS") that my dad asked me to make for him to give to the nurses in the clinic where he did a treatment. He told me that if he gave gold dust it wouldn´t have made the same effect. They LOVED them! And I was so happy because my dad was too.

The words and the phrase I used (in green and blue) are from Docerela Stamp Set I - in Portuguese

For this project I used:

Graphic 45 Designer Paper;
DCWV Yellow Glitter paper;
Creme solid Cardstock;

The Team:
Tatiana <---- (you are here!)

So, tell me, WHAT DO YOU LOVE?  ;-D
Can´t wait to see it!  
See you next post, with more fun!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cards, cards... how I LOVE making cards!

Hi, Everyone!

Here I am (late) for a new post. But I am late with this post for a good cause. AMORECOS Creations Blog was all redesigned and I can say I am pretty happy with the result! And as I am from Brazil and speak Portuguese, I also have an AMORECOS Blog in my language... ;-)

Besides, I´m super busy with my local shop, which is becoming sooooo lovely (yaaaaayy!) and with the products to put there; as well as with the projects for the Docerela Creations Design Team (I´m a proud member)!!!   Wow!

In between of one thing and another, I made 2 cards for a swap:

So, for the Orange one I used DCWV textured cardstock; White Watercolor cardstock; Hero Arts Babushka Stamp Set; We R making Memories Washi Tape; Tafeta White Ribbon; Markers.

And for this Mini-Mini Pink one, I used Pink Shimmer DCWV cardstock (beeeaauuutiful!); Stampin´Up Punch Border; White Watercolor cardstock; Hero Arts Babushka Stamp Set (again, just can´t stop!); Dimensionals; Markers.

So, even working, I can tell that I´ve been having A LOT OF FUN  those past 2 weeks!

I hope you like the cards and you know... I LOVE COMMENTS!  
See you next post with a lot of fun FOR YOU!   ;-D

Friday, May 11, 2012

Docerela Creations MOTHER DAY CHALLENGE!

Hi, Everyone!

Well, here we are with another Docerela Creations great Challenge, to honor all the MOMS. 

So, for this Challenge make something for Mother´s Day, whatever that comes from your heart - a layout, a treat holder, a card... 

I made a" reminder" for my mom, so she can always remember how I feel about her and how I appreciate everything she did and still does for me! Here´s my project:

It´s a Post-It Holder and that´s the cover.

 On the inside I also stamped another "reminder" for my mom (all using the AMAZING Docerela Creations Stamps Sets in Portuguese!!! Just LOVE those stamps!):

For this Project I used the following supplies:

- Pink Shimmer Cardstock;
- Pink Post-It 3 x 3 inches pad;
- Paper and fabric scraps (to build the "patch" embellishment);
- A purple heart gem ( also to embellish);
- Docerela Creations Portuguese Stamps Sets I and II (you can see them below).

I hope you will visit the rest of the Design Team and join in our current Mother´s Day Challenge over at  DOCERELA CREATIONS

Here´s the line up:





Tatiana < --- (you are here!)

And I hope that all of you have a wonderful time making your projects for this Challenge! I can´t wait to see what you´ll come up with! Remember that it´s for a MOM...   ;-)
See you next post!

Monday, May 7, 2012


Hi everyone!  

Now feeling so much better, I am very very happy to write this post!
Yes, I have a special reason. I mean two... or three!  =D

Today I received an unexpected visit of one of my BFFs, Patricia! I LOVE HER, we are SOUL-SISTERS.
And I´m no kidding when I say that, we can read each other minds. Really!!! It´s something AMAZING...

Well, I was waking up when she called me asking if she could come here to my home (imagine that!). She WAS HERE ALL THE TIME when we were younger!  =) So she came and we had lunch and as my brother was here too, she could be with the hole family (I just wish my dad was still here with us, but he´s now in a better place, we know that). So, here is one of my BFFs EVER!!! I´m on the left and she´s on the right:

She is beautiful, on the inside and on the outside, and also a great MOM! She´s a real "warrior", to raise her 3 AMAZING kids on her own! They are so LOVELY and ADORABLE, and she´s one of the biggest BLESSINGS in my life! It seems like she could feel I needed to see her and spend some quality time with her... Yes, our FRIENDSHIP is a GIFT FROM GOD. Here she´s at the terrace, in my home, just chatting a little, before we leave to my Studio-Shop (AMORECOS).

So we decided to walk along the Icaraí Beach, only 2 blocks from my home. And suddenly we see this BEAUTIFUL ANGEL sculpture, made with sand and water only, to confirm that our meeting was blessed since the beginning...

Well, on my Studio-Shop, I started to work on a Mother´s Day project, using the new AMORECOS product, totally handmade: Deco-Tapes!  Yaaaayyy!!! I wanted to made those by myself for a long time and now I think I got addicted to them LOL!! Here´s just a sneak peak of the first 2 I made, but these are not the one I´m using on my Mother´s Day project  (wich I can´t show yet because it´s for a Challenge):

At the time of leaving the Shop my other BFF (ever!!!), and also my Cousin, Carla called me asking if I wanted to go to drink some coffee with her. And, BELIEVE ME, it´s a VERY RARE THING to happen!!!
Here we are (now she´s the one on the left and this photo is from last year because on I didn´t have my camera when I was with Carla):

So, I´m thinking about them (and MY mom of course) to get inspiration for this project I´m making. Both Patricia and Carla are AMAZING MOMS!!! Their kids are the best!  =D

I wanted to share with you guys these 2 VERY SPECIAL moments that happened today because they came like a sign to remember me what real FRIENDSHIP is about...   =)

Thanks for stopping by and see you next post!