Our 2013 Christmas card

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 20, 2013

So, the cards I designed this year to send to friends and family seemed like a nice, simple concept. One that I wrongly assumed wouldn’t take much time to put together. Oh, what a silly girl I am! Since when has making my Christmas cards ever been a simple task? Why did I think this […]


Valentine rose

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 15, 2013

When it came time to make a Valentine’s Day card for my mommy, I pulled out this big rose stamp and started coloring with my Copic markers. As a beginner with Copics, I found this image very fun and satisfying to color. The shading marks provided in the design of the stamp really helped me […]


Just because card

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 22, 2012

First things first, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! I decided to participate in the challenge at A Blog Named Hero to use one of your old cards to inspire you to make a new one, with a different style. I wanted to create a card with a detailed fall scene in the foreground […]

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Flowers mean I love you

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 15, 2012

Today my mom is flying back from a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This is a trip she has always dreamed of taking, so when she found out that one of her favorite priests in town was going to lead a small group of people there, she didn’t even really have to think about […]

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Sending warm fuzzies

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on April 5, 2012

I made this Easter card for my mom with two challenges in mind (Young Crafters Unite called for stitching, and A Blog Named Hero for using Hero Arts stamps):    I stamped the background with watermark ink and clear embossed it. Then I applied four colors of distress ink to make the background design pop. […]