Monday, November 30, 2009

NYC Pics!

Peeps,

I promised you pics and here they are! Scott and I really had a blast and it was really fun visiting the city again (second time visiting). Scott's fam lives in Long Island so we took the Long Island train to the city. By the end of the day we were exhausted from all the walking you get to do! We did ride the subway, it was my first time on it and although I kept on thinking any minute it will get highjacked or some crazy guy will try to steal my purse it wasn't that bad at all! You know, movies will do that to you.

Best part of the trip? Meeting Harold Dieterle 1st Top Chef winner (season 1) This was the second time we visited his restaurant and the first time we were there he was not around. If you are ever in NYC and want to try his restaurant do check it out, it's called Perilla. Savitri asked how I managed to meet him in his kitchen and well, my good looks made that possible, haha. JK! No, I asked the waitress because we had seen him go in and out of the kitchen once we got seated, and she said yeah, that we could go on back and meet him, OMG! I took my camera with me. I was so thrilled that when I said hi I forgot to introduce the hubby to him, yeah, that's how ecstatic I was! hehe.


How frickin cool is this? Harold (Top Chef winner Season 1) was very nice :o)


Perilla, Harold's restaurant in Greenwich Village NYC.

Scott enjoying his appetizer.

I ordered the same thing! It was so tasty!


Dinner- yummy.


American Museum of Natural History


goofing off!

NYC skyline at night!

Let me know what you think!
-Clouds :D


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Wish List and a "Great Find"


Holiday Wish List
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler

Hey there peeps,

Sorry it's been so long since I posted but with Scott and I heading out to NYC (pics to come) and just getting back into the swing of things once we got back to CO, well there just wasn't time to post until now.

The card: I really like! I bought some SU! chocolate chip card stock a while back and hadn't used it, but it occurred to me that the green and red would look good on it, it did! I luv luv the bold colors!

Ok, so I decided since I shop A LOT for craft supplies and have used them, I decided every time I find something cool I'd tell you about it, you know just in case your looking for something to add to your list. i'll tell you why I like them and where to find them and for how much. Sorta like me own review :D

**Great Find: Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts!**

Why? They come in many diff colors and you can use them as tags on presents or you can add them to your cards like I did for a cool touch! You get two of each sprout and you get about 20+ of them!

Where to find? You can find them at Archivers (yes they carry Jillibean Soup products now) for $3.49+tax or at Twopeasinabucket.com they are having a sale of them for $1.49 Find it HERE.

Let me know what you think!

Flickr post: Click on the pic for larger view and card supplies!

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Monday, November 23, 2009

Paper Airplane


Paper Airplane
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler

Hey there peeps,

Sorry this post is a tad bit late. You know how it is when you're away and try to get into the 'internets' ;o) hehe. Ok, last week as a Torendi Setter. Wow, crazy how time flies so fast when you're busy and running around doing things. I am so happy I got this awesome opportunity to be a Setter and it's been fun. Tiff and Jen are awesome and I enjoyed working with the Nov Pop kit. This last card is fun and easy to make. I particularly liked the paper plane, and I used stickles to decorate it, cool huh? So, let me know what you think! You can find the Nov Pop kit here.

Also, Check out Esty Inpired Challenges, Torendi is sponsoring them this wk, go ahead and participate and you may have a chance to win a prize from Torendi! :D

Card Supplies:
-Nov Pop kit- includes grey textured cardstock, AC paper, chipboard airplane, flower
-Stickles
-Pop Dots dimensionals
-PTI Button Bits sentiment

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Holiday Ornaments


Holiday Ornaments
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler
Hey there peeps,

It's been an eventful day today for me. I got to meet Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs, what a wonderful person, so full of life and energy! We had lunch in Boulder, actually we both go to CU Boulder so literally we are really close by :D

A card for you today, you might ask yourself if this paper is from the Nook and Pantry collection from Basic Grey and yes it is. For some reason the paper struck me as holiday-ish and thought it would look good decorated as ornaments. I used my EpicSix die cut machine for the ornaments. You like? It's pretty simple and easy to mail :D

Have you seen what Torendi has in store now? JilliBean Soup products and EAD Designs rub-ons, they are so cute! Shop their NEW items HERE.

Hope your week is going well. Just a couple more days till Scott and I head out to NYC :D

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Engagement Card- Torendi Style!


If this is as much a surprise to you then we're on the same boat, haha. Yeah, it came to me when I saw these cute bots from the Bam Bop paper collection included in the Nov "Pop" Kit from Torendi. Awesome huh? I had no idea what to make for this week's card and after I decided what paper to use I figured, ok, this is going to work as an engagement card! Know any couple that if they got married their wedding would be far from the traditional one? Yeah, this card would be perfect for them. It's cute and hip! heehee. Ok, the card is pretty much simple, didn't want to add too much to it since the paper is awesome and full of bold colors. Tied some ribbon, added a button and sentiment and voila, a cute card!

Hope your week starts off well. Mine sure is, lots of things to do before Scott and I head on out to NYC! yeah baby! ;o) Yup, we're spending Thanksgiving over at his fam up in NY and we're so excited. We don't have much planned but we'll see what we end up doing, for sure we're gunna go to Soho and Greenwich Village (my fav place so far in the world!) We might end up going to the Macy's Thanksgiving parade too, we'll see how cold it gets.

Ok, There's still time to head on over to Torendi and purchase your Pop kit if you haven't. Remember, there's a flat rate shipping so no worries if you plan on adding more stuff to yer cart. Today Mon is the last day to shop the sale. Click here. Japanese imports are 15% off now through the 16th and our Japanese stamps are 30% off, KILLER DEAL :) One more thing, if you'd like to add more of this awesome paper used on the card click here to add it to yer kit ;o) It's sold separately as well.

Happy Mon,
-C

Card Supplies:
-Nov "Pop" Kit- includes Bam Pop paper, grey card stock (it's textured but I used the non textured side)
-Fancy Pants button
- SU! Old Olive ribbon
- Acrylic Sentiment (sorry peeps not sure what brand ;o(

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler

Hey there peeps,

TGIF! No kidding, I've been waiting for Fri since Mon, hehe, partly cuz I had a brutal Thurs- exams :o[ But anywhos, today I'm sharing with you a Holiday card! I luv luv luv my brand new EpicSix die cut/embossing tool! YEY! I purposely took hubby to Archiver last wkend cuz they were having a sale on the EpicSix ($60 usually sold for $70 but some places $80) And I told him that it's what I wanted for this holiday since I don't have one, and we got sold on the tool, we got a demo and all, so now I'm breaking it out with my new embossing plate, hee hee.

Ok, the card is super cute and really not much too it. I got this holiday embossing plate (which is actually from Cuttlebug but can be used with the EpicSix) and figured it would like nice as the main theme of the card, I was right! Tied some ribbon and button, added a snowflake and sentiment and Voila! tell me what you think! The only thing I don't like about the embossing is that it warps the card, not sure if it's the card stock I used or the type of embossing plate I used, do any of you have a problem like this when you emboss cards?

Last thing, Torendi is still having their SALE- going on through Nov 16th. There's still time to get your goodies using the discount they're offering! Japanese imports are 15% off now through the 16th
and our Japanese stamps are 30% off, KILLER DEAL :) Also Torendi is sponsoring Sketchy Thursdays, you can win goodies by participating so check them out!

Ok Flick post, click on the pic for larger few, more pics and card supplies!

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Monday, November 9, 2009

Torendi "Pop" Gift Card


Gift Card
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler
Hello Peeps,

A happy Mon to ya. Today I have a Torendi inspired gift card using Bam Pop paper from the Nov Pop kit. I luv how fun and girlie the colors are, so much fun to work with. I used Kristina's template for the gift card and you can find it by clicking here. What I like a lot about the patterned paper as well is that it's heavy enough to serve as a base card, or in this case as the gift card holder. So, I highly recommend the Nov kit, and remember that there's a flat rate shipping of $5 should in case you want add those yummy stamps or patterned paper! Also, if you really like the patterned paper I used for the gift card you can buy it separately as well, it's called High Voltage, you can find it by clicking here. Lastly, be sure to visit the Torendi Blog, lots of cool stuff going on, daily promotions and awesome inspiration coming from their awesome DT!

Gift Card Supplies:

-Nov "Pop" Kit: (includes Bam Pop and AC patterned paper, pink flower, AC brad)
-polka dot ribbon
-SU! stamps and puncher
-Glue Dots

Have a great wk,
Clouds :D

Friday, November 6, 2009

You've Been So Kind


You've Been So Kind
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler
Hey Ladies,

A good Fri to ya! I have a card for you today, it's a thank you card. I've been on a crafter's block lately, I can't seem to like any of the ideas I come up with :o( bummer! This card I made a week ago. I really like the colors, I rarely use gray and I found some on my card stock folder and decided to use 'em. Luv the blue on gray, and the green is just perfect! Oh yeah, the pearls gives the umbrella an elegant look!

Flick post: Click on the pic for supplies and additional pics.

Have a good wkend!
Clouds :D

Thursday, November 5, 2009

There's a Torendi SALE going on...

hello peeps,

Some awesome news to share with you! Torendi is having a SALE as part of welcoming their new DT Members, how cool! The New DT members are Kelly Marie Alvarez from (lawnfawn), Heidi Myers (ARTIQL8), and Beth Ranney-Thomas (InkyFingersRule). What's one sale? 30% off all imported stamps and 15% off all other imported products. Click here to take you to the goodies. This is a week long sale peeps, so take advantage of the sweet promotions going on! Remember that when you shop at Torendi, there's no tax on items and flat rate $5 shipping :D

So, with that said, I hope your day is going just fine. No card today but there will be in a couple days, I still have that awesome Pop Kit to work with and I am having a blast!

Hugs to ya,
Clouds :D


Monday, November 2, 2009

Love Peace Joy


Love Peace Joy
Originally uploaded by CloudsShadler
Hey Ladies,

Happy Mon to ya! My first Holiday Card of the season, how awesome! I am super excited for the upcoming cards I'll get to create for fam and friends. I luv the look of this card, as you may already know, not much into the traditional holiday colors, I like the idea of the modern look. So with the said, my card is just that. The tree is 'frosted' using Martha Stewart fine glitter (I found it at Michael's) but first I just traced over the branches and tree trunk with my Sakura white gel pen to give it that snow-y look. You like? The tech is pretty simple! You should try it!

I am thinking that I'll prolly make all the cards different but who knows, I might stick to one look and work with it, we'll see!

***Oh yeah, I am the Nov Torendi setter, how awesome, be sure to check out their blog for daily info and promotions! Do check their Nov "Pop" Kit, the kit is awesome!

*Flickr post: Click on the pic for larger view, additional pic and card supplies!

Happy Mon!
-Clouds :D

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Torendi - Happy Birthday Card

Woohoo! Ladies, some exciting news to share with you! I have been chosen as the Nov Torendi Setter! How great is that right? Super, I am so excited, have been excited ever since I got asked by the lovely Tiff (I{heart}Art), what an honor! Gosh, and having to 'meet' Jenn Coker (double N designs)- founder of Torendi is a big plus for me :D Torendi has awesome stamps-Bam Pop, I completely fell in love with the stamps and the kits (monthly kits that are so much fun to work with!) This month I get to play with the Pop Kit! Head on over to the Torendi blog to find out more!

Ok, on to my first card! I made a mini circle card using some cute embellishments from the Pop kit, pretty cute and simple yet the colors are so bold and bright, I luv it! The swirl was a hit with me! I planned on 'dressing' it up but I figured it would just take away from the awesome patterned paper, what do you think?

Card Supplies:

"Pop" - Torendi Kit (incudes patterned paper, chipboard swirl, flower, cardstock)
HA happy birthday stamp
Signo Ball Gel Pen
7 Gypsies brad

**Flickr Post: click on the pic for larger view of the card.

Happy 1st of Nov,
Clouds :D