Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thank You Card Duo


Hello Peeps -

I'm back today to share a couple cards I made over the weekend. If you visited my blog over the past two weeks you'd notice the radio silence around here. I was away on vacation in Europe. Anyhoot - today I wanted to share with you a couple thank you cards I made that I absolutely love. I had been dying to craft this weekend so I took out one of my Gossamer Blue kits (here) and started crafting away.



For this first card I used an assortment of chipboard flowers and the cutest butterfly. Given that spring is in full bloom here, I went with that theme for my cards. I also added some puff stickers as accessories and used this Papertrey Ink stamp for the sentiment.


The second card also features a beautiful chipboard banner across the card and the sentiment on the bottom. Simple yet elegant. I also added some cute arrow puff stickers on the top left for dimension.

I couldn't be more happier with these cards. Well, I hope you like the cards as much as I do. Leave me a note, I'd love to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. Do you have any travel plans for this year? or summer?

Take care,
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Gossamer Blue - (April '15) Main kit
Papertrey Ink - (Graceful Greeting) stamp set & (Rustic White) card stock
Stapler
Memento - (black) ink pad

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2 Notes & Things Cards



Hello peeps,

Today I'm sharing two cards - yes, two cards in one post! I made them with Crate Paper's "Notes & Things" paper collection and the coordinating stickers. I really didn't want to steal away from beautiful paper patterns so besides the new layout I'm trying, the cards are simple and elegant. I cut an 8.5X11 paper in half vertical wise. The cards open horizontal wise - meaning to the side rather than up like most cards I've made before.



The first card showcases the beautiful floral patterned paper with pastel colors. 


The second card showcases an array of colorful butterflies and the big flower at the top left.

I couldn't imagine the cards any better than this and they really didn't take that long to make either. I have to thank my friend Wida Miller (Beachorado) for this beautiful paper. Wida had mailed them to me a couple weeks back and finally got some time to craft with them over this weekend.

Well, this is it! Leave me a note if you like the cards. I'd love to hear from you.

Card Supplies:
Crate Paper - (Notes & Things) patterned paper & coordinating stickers
Papertrey Ink - (Rustic White) card stock
Stapler

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flower Bunch V2 Card


Hello Crafty Peeps -

 Following up on my previous post earlier this week, now I am sharing the second card I made over the weekend. This card has slightly smaller roses that I also layered and embellished with some sequins. If you haven't read my earlier posts - all "flower" cards will be sold for Mother's Day. So, I've made about 15 cards in total so far that I'll be putting up grabs at my work office this week. So no - I haven't turned into the flower lady but I'm simply sharing some of the cards I've made for that occasion.

Do you make your own cards for Mother's Day? (I mean that you plan on giving away not if you plan on giving yourself a mother's day card KWIM? Though you could ;) I really do enjoy this occasion because I will normally gravitate around pastel/springy colors, so these cards come easy for me. I also like to carry a theme to my cards, like last year's Mother's Day cards were all about flower stamps and this year is all about digital flower cut files on patterned paper. It keeps my crafting interesting :)

Well, that's all I have for you today. Let me know what you think and I'd love to hear from ya!

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio: (Cienna) paper collection and coordinating journaling tags
Fancy Pants: sequins
Silhouette: Cameo die cutting machine
Tombow Mono: adhesive

Take care,
Claudia :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

flower bunch card


Hello Peeps,

Another flower card to share with you today - isn't it beautiful? I used Elle's Studio "Cienna" paper collection and a couple cut files from the Silhouette store online for the leaves and flowers. And how could I make a card these days without some sequins? (wink) I really like the way the card turned out, and if you have seen my past previous cards, you'll see I have been on a flower frenzy lately.

Do you own a digital cutting machine? I vowed to use my Cameo as much as I can this year and I have to say that I've kept it up pretty well. I have found enjoyment in browsing for cut files and thinking about how I can incorporate them on my cards, it really beats having to store dies and accumulating them in a drawer (KWIM?)

Well, this is another quick post. It was really windy out today but the sun was shining all day. I really wanted to be outside but that damn wind didn't make it comfortable to be outside. Well, I hope you have a great start to your week.

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio (Cienna) paper collection & coordinating journaling tags
Silhouette (Cameo) digital cutting machine & cut files (set of twigs #64302; floral sprig #28391)
Fancy pants sequins
Tombow Mono (adhesive)

Take care,
Claudia :)


Saturday, April 4, 2015

With Love card - SC Kit



Hello Peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a past SC card kit I bought recently that was on sale. I bought the kit because it was only $10 and couldn't pass on the deal. The patterned paper is sized for a 6X6 paper pad and I really like the paper combination. The sentiment stamp is an exclusive by Kelly Purkey that I snagged ages ago.

Well, the weather this weekend is looking pretty nice - high 50s. The hubby and I met up with one of our friends and went on down to the farmer's market in Boulder, CO. We enjoyed a tasty brunch and strolled around the market looking at all the fresh produce and local foods it had to offer. What do you normally do on the weekends? We are fortunate to have the weekends off and now that the weather is getting warmer, we are getting ready to plan hikes, visits to the farmer's market and relaxing on our patio.

I hope you get to enjoy your weekend. It's a quick post today!

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
Studio Calico - (Park Ave) card kit
Fancy Pants - sequins
Kelly Purkey - sentiment stamp
Stapler
We R Memory Keepers - tab punch
Marvy Uchida - circle punch
Memento - black ink

Sunday, March 29, 2015

love is wonderful card



Hello peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made this afternoon. Following up on the layout of the previous card I posted - with the big flower being the focal point of the card. There is some layering on small tabs to the top left of the card with the "love" sentiment stapled on it. I really like how the flower turned out with the sequins - so fun and springy.

Anyhoot - there's not much going on with me these days. The weather here in Colorado is turning out quite nicely with some really warm weather this weekend. The  hubby and pup and I took a long walk today and enjoyed the nice sun and cool breeze. It was perfect! Have you got any plans coming up? We are traveling to Europe in a couple weeks, so I will be MIA on my blog for the most part. Well, this is really a quick post.

Have a good week ahead!
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - "Cienna" paper collection and coordinating cut outs
Stapler
Silhouette - Cameo cutting machine
Fancy Pants - sequins

Monday, March 23, 2015

Elle's Studio - Favorite Flower card



Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share with you this week! I am so happy with this card and here's why - 1. The patterned paper is from the most adorable paper collection from Elle's Studio - "Cienna." I was so excited to get this new line with a gift certificate I won on their blog (hee!) 2. The flower pattern was so simple to cut out and I didn't need much accesories to complete this card.

Since we are officially into Spring - I wanted to make a card that represented vibrant colors that flourish during this season, and I think I aced it with this card :)

So, I'm looking at my work calendar and it's going to be a busy week. I hope I survive. You know when there's work ahead of you with lots of moving parts to a project that it becomes overwhelming? This week is starting to look like that - but we continue to push forward right?

Well, I hope you have a good start for the week. I won't even begin to talk about all this "March Madness" phenomena I've been hearing about at work, I just don't get it, do you? I was never a "sports" inclined person growing up so I never engaged in sports at school. Or if I did, I was clumsy or ended up getting hurt, so no, no passion here for sports - I know, it's sacrilege from most out there, but no sir, not me :)

Take care,
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - Pattern paper (Cienna) & coordinating bits & pieces cutouts
Fancy Pants - sequins
Silhouette - Cameo
Stapler