Friday, July 31, 2009

An Unexpected Visit Back Home....

Hello ladies,

Just wanted to let you know that I had to take an unexpected trip back home. My grandma passed away yesterday early in the AM. I will miss her. My childhood wasn't typical but nonetheless a loving one, partly because my grandma raised me for a portion of my life and so very influential to me. My grandma was very much loved by all her family, so it's safe to say she left in peace. I guess the only thing I regret is that I was so far away to miss her passing, but oh well, that is life huh? But I did get to talk to her on the phone and she knew I was on my way to see her, so I am sure she understood. I will be back next wk with a card. 

 (I usually post a card today but since I am way that is not possible, but I did make one for Tina's  Travel Inspiration Challenge, which you can see on her blog. I will try to post it on my blog as soon as I can get a a chance to which I am sure you will understand :D ) 

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Sunday, July 26, 2009

2S4Y Laura's Sketch #31

card based on Laura's Sketch #31

card based on Anja's bonus sketch.

Good morning ladies, this week brings us Laura's Sketch #31 and my final sketch card as a DT member over at 2S4Y! I know, I am very sad to be departing the team but I know it would not be fair to the team and the wonderful participants if I knew
I could not commit to the time. This fall will be my senior year in college and so time will be
tight, every ounce of my efforts have to go to studying and just getting done with school. Laura and Kazan have been such wonderful mentors that I cannot stop thanking them for giving me this wonderful
opportunity! And a first time at that.
Thanks so much!!! And to my wonderful DT members as well, you have been so wonderful and loving and supportive! what more could I need! But this is no goodbye because I will always stay true to 2S4Y, hehe I gotta represent! :D

Alrighty, now to the cards, this wk is also Anja's turn to submit a bonus sk
etch and so I made my 'freedom of expression' card based on her sketch! Both cards are so diff in design and color, for some
reason I had an easier time working with Anja's sketch! This wk our sponsor
s are Just Right Stampers. I know I am not getting into the details of the cards but if you have any questions let me know :D So, come join us at 2S4Y this wk for some amazing sketches and an amazing price!

Have a good wk!
Clouds :D

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Travel Inspiration #3

from the side.

love this look. :o)

Hey ladies, almost the end of the week here! Time does fly when yer busy. So, a quick post today. I made this card for Tina's (Travelingmama) travel challenge #3. Very cool colors, based of the pic on the right. The pic was submitted by Amy from here trip to Western Quebec. The card is not at all kiddy-like nor nautical, for some reason I felt like making this type of card, a simple yet elegant. If you've seen some of my earlier/previous work, sometimes I tend to not put sentiments on cards. Just because I don't even imagine them having something to say, I guess that comes later to me. The card's damask is from a SU! stamp set- Friends 24/7, the yellow crochet flower that I made myself, some embroidery ribbon, a nice soft blue color that I just wrapped on the card, very easy to make but yet a dramatic effect, and lastly some brads and the faux-stitching. Hope you like!

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Sunday, July 19, 2009

2S4Y Bonus Sketch!!!

card based of my bonus sketch! :)

Good morning ladies, so today brings us another weekly sketch, Kazan's sketch #31, over a 2S4Y.  Our sponsor for this wk is Ampersand painting panels. These panels come in different sizes and can be used for just about anything in many ways, 
check out their website on the link. I used their art panels to stamp a woodgrain image on it. Also, this wk is my turn to submit a bonus sketch! yey! my very first ever! My card is based off of my own sketch!  So, if you want to join the weekly sketch challenge head on over to 2S4Y to check out all the details and to submit your card! So, with that said hope you have a good wk!

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rose Card

Rose Card
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler
Hey there ladies, hope your wkend is fab! I finally got to steal some time today to make a card based off of Kristina's color challenge #56, and what amazing color combo it is! I love it. Ok, the card is special for a reason! you see those cute roses on the card? I made those late last night at a very ungodly hr! Yep, those roses are a product of my own sweat and hard work, haha. You like? I had made the first one which is white, and figured, eh, maybe the cute pink one will look better on the card, then, I ended up putting them both in it. I love them :D the ribbon is by basic grey, pom poms I found at Michael's and the PP is a combo from Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket. The stamp is from SU! set called Great Friends. I am really loving this card. Dunno who it will go to but I'll keep it for a while :D 

*Go ahead and click on the card for a bigger view, and more photos of this card :D

Monday, July 13, 2009

Traveler's Inspiration Challenge 2

perfect for a house warming gift!

Hey there peeps, I bring you a card today using the very talented Tina's Travel Inspiration Challenge #2 over at Travelingmama! I am very excited about this new challenge, it's very creative and
 full of inspiration indeed! This wk's photo comes from Anthonette over at Chavez Designs (she is awesome, I love her stuff, very creative and of course talented, but I bet you already know that ;) Her photo is from a trip to Taos Pueblo. Very fun colors in this pic, the sandy color combined with sky blue is an awesome pair! Hope you like! 

Clouds :D

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Laura's sketch #30 -Update!

there ya go ;D

I used the damask stamp from SU! (Friends 24/7 set)

Hey there ladies, how's this Mon morning treating you? I hope well. Today starts with a new weekly sketch over at 2S4Y! This week is Laura's Sketch #30. Our sponsor for this wk is Purple Onion Stamps These stamps are fab! I used a background stamp and two cute fanciful frames. Click on the site if you wish to see more. So, on to the card. Very girly and cute, lots of pink and pastel colors. The card is pretty simple, and is perfect to give out a gift card, there's lots of buttons, cute chip stickers and of course ribbon. Well, that's it for now, visit us at 2S4Y if you'd like to join in on the fun!

 just wanted to quickly do a repost on this entry, I have 
added another card, this one is for 
Kim's sketch, she is being featured this wk with her awesome sketch, so here is my take on it!

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Recyclin' My Wheels! Tag

This bookmark/tag is for the "It's All Green to Me" Moxie Fab World Challenge. Isn't it adorable? hehe. So the challenge is to make a project that has some "Eco-Friendly saying" So mine was Recyclin' My Wheels. To make the background for the card I used SU! cardstock, some Sassafrass Lass paper (it had clouds and rainbows for the sky), added a Maya Road tree chipboard! Added some ribbon cuz you know me! Gotta have my ribbon! And of course that cute bike from Starving Artist Stamps that I got not too long ago. I was dying to break it out :D So, tell me what you think!

(I posted this pics through Flickr so go ahead and click on the image to get a better look at it!)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dawn McVey's Color Challenge #11

I am very happy with this one :D

Ooh! two posts in 1 day, how awesome for me :D So, Many of the ladies whose blog I visit participated on Dawn's color challenge #11, at first I didn't like the colors but as I saw more and more beautiful creations I got the itch to make one! I am so glad I didn't miss out on this one, hehe. So, here is my card, fairly simple and I wanted to keep it that way because the colors are very bold! I used a green flower die cut from SU! and button as well. for the gray card stock I used my awesome wood stamp from Hero Arts, bright pink damask PP (both found at Michael's) and some black PP from AC that I punched out for the middle of the card, tadah! So, the thank you sentiment is from Kelly Panicci their owl stamp set (not sure what the specifics are). This card goes out to two wonderful friends Mark and Alejandra who invited us to spend the 4th of July with them, I love them :D So, maybe I'll see if I can squeeze in another card tonite if I can, tomm I start classes again!

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Kazan's Sketch #30

card based on Kazan's sketch #29.

card based on Latisha's sketch.

Hey there ladies, this morning brings us Kazan's Sketch #30 over at 2S4Y
This wk one of our DT members is showcasing her sketch as well- Latisha Yoast! So, I made two cards, one based on Kazan's sketch and one based on Latisha's. Our sponsor for this week is Mackenzie Mae Card Kits and let me tell you, what awesome kits they have! I worked with the April 2009 kit and there were tons of stuff to work with, so much I thought I went through most of the stuff in the kit but there's tons left still! The kits include embellishments such as buttons, ribbon, brads, rub ons, tags, oh my! the list goes on! You should totally check them out (click on their name listed above :) So, Most of the PP that I used is from Basic Grey, I think the collection is called Marrakesh. So, with that said, head
 on over to 2S4Y and join the weekly sketch and if you're up to it
  Latisha's sketch is a cool one too! Have a happy week!
Clouds :D

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day #125 - It's a Snap Challenge

up close and personal with this cute little toaster :D

so you can see the how the belt would insert.

I really like this one!

**I am adding this card for Stacey's Blog Candy drawing and for her bday! Happy Birthday!!! By far, this is one of my fav Bday cards! :o)

hi Ladies, a good morning to ya! So this beautiful Sun morning I'm showcasing a card I made for the 365 Days challenge #125. (not quite sure if I'm too late to participate but I submitted my card anyways;). The challenge is to create a card the has some sort of 'closure,' say maybe some ribbon, magnet, twine brad etc! A while back at the very humble beginnings of my blog :D I had made a card just like this one but much more plain :D But the idea with this card is that it has a flap and it inserts sorta like a belt onto the card! I used my amazing CC patterned paper - the Early Bird collection! I've seen some ladies using it lately and was anxiously waiting to see it at Archivers and I finally did! hehe. The main theme for the card is the cute little toaster with the slice of bread popping out of it, simply adorable! I can see why this collection is so popular! I also used some eyelets for accents, some chip stickers that initials Happy Birthday (by Basic Grey), some ribbon and buttons, cuz you know me, I have to use em' on my card! Well, that's it for today, I hope you like and have a good rest of the wkend! See you tomm!

P.S: doesn't the little toaster remind you of that Disney movie the Brave Little Toaster? That's what came to mind!

Clouds :D