Sunday, December 11, 2011

dec daily - day 7 - a very jcrew holiday

hello there peeps,

day 7 of DD pic to share with you, my dear blogger friend Laura (it's all rosie) asked, where is your journaling? Well, there isn't really, I have a difficult time journaling my scrap pages ... but pics are worth a thousand words right? :) Not much going on this wkend, still of course, doing some last minute shopping before our trip to Bze.

dec 7 2011 - this year JCrew has has some really nice sales, and the hubby and I have enjoyed getting some nice clothes from them, which may not be a good thing for our savings, but we'll sure look good in our outfits :) When he first saw this page he asked - "why are you on this pic?" ha! smart ass!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

dec daily - day 6 - whole foods - whole paycheck

hello there,

day 6 of dec daily, and rest assured I've missed a day or two so far, but fear not, I'm still DD strong, still motivated and excited about this project! This wk marks exactly one wk to Bze, I'm really excited to be traveling back home to see family and friends, with that said, I won't be posting or blogging until my return. i hope you like the page, I've enjoyed my use of watercolor misting, very easy and fun technique to add to layouts.

dec 6 2011 - Don't get me wrong, I luv Whole Foods, the food is great and their coffee excellent, there's a fairly new one by our new place, they even have a pasta bar where they serve italian food!


Friday, December 9, 2011

dec daily - day 5 - archiver's most frequent customer

Hello there,

I have day 5 of dec daily to share with you today, a very simple page. lots of lines on both pp, I really like the contrast it still creates though, and of course the pop of color from the snowflake. I also like how simple my pages have been, which is a good thing if I'll be doing this for the rest of the month, otherwise I would never finish! The pic is taken with the Instagram app of my iPhone, it really does come in handy!

dec 5 2011 - Hands down, I'm the MOST regular customer at Archivers in Westminster, CO - Almost all the ladies know me by name, the mangager, the asst mgr, seriously, all of them, so yes, I've earned it the title of ... "archiver's most frequent customer '11" :) What can say?1?#

Clouds :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

dec daily - day 4 - oh xmas tree

Hello there peeps,

A page here for dec daily - I'm totally luving the mini album and the size rocks! I think I may stick to white/cream paper and embellish with fun reds, blues etc. I think the colors pop that way better!

Dec daily - day 4 - "oh xmas tree" - the hubby and I decided that no matter how big or small a house we have, we'll stick to a small xmas tree, it's adorable and easy to decorate, initially we weren't going to put it up since we are leaving for Bze for Xmas but we caved in and put it up - we luv it!

Take it easy,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

dec daily - day 1 - a day at work

hello there peeps,

The very first page of my dec daily album is finally put together! The dec daily project started out well, but first let me tell you that I missed a couple days and decided that I'll move on to the following days, that way I don't feel overwhelmed and well, easier to move forward. The page is pretty simple, I adjusted the size of the pages to 5X5 pages, perfect for the pics I've been taking and easy to put together. I know I'm a tad behind of posting my pages but it's never too late!

dec 1st 2011 - Brittany, my work buddy and I, we sit across from each other at the law firm, more than often we goof off, get rowdy and enjoy working together, this day is no different.

Take it easy,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

december daily ...

december daily ... by CloudsShadler
december daily ..., a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

If you thought I passed away or that I'm out of the bloggin' world completely, well I've been trying to get my crafting mojo back, yes, that bad :S I'm still getting my JBS kits monthly, still shopping at Archiver's (although not as often as before, it's not as close to me as it was), still blog hopping onto people's blogs here and there ... But really, it's a culmination of being too damn busy at work and being unmotivated to craft ....

But, anyhoot, this year I'm jumping the band wagon and diving into Ali Edward's December Daily tradition! I'm pretty excited, I even bought the Studio Calico Dec Daily Kit ... But here's the thing, I improvised on the size of my album, I just wasn't feeling the 8.5X6 album, I didn't even see myself trying to arrange my layouts on that size, or maybe it's because I'm so used to scrapping on 8X8 pages ... So, I made my own album with Tim Holtz binder rings and some cardboard (that came with the SC kit). And voila, an approximate 6 inch album with different size paper, and bamm! I'm happy the way it turned out, so, still in its early stages but felt comfy enough to display :) Let me know what you think!

Oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving :)

-C :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

the sunday morning brunch ....

Hello there peeps,

A scrap page today using the new Jenni Bowlin Paper crafting Kit (oct '11) - oh so lovely colors to work with, the embellishments are girly and cute, they really just pop out of the kraft card stock! Scotty boy and I usually, if not most always do sunday brunches. Our neighborhood is packed with really good places to catch brunch and we can't resist.

Quick post as usual, not much going on this wkend, which is nice, uneventful wkends are fine by me these days :) A pumpkin pic to come soon, we need to carve it out first :)

Take it easy,
Clouds :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

bear lake - fall'11

bear lake - fall'11 by CloudsShadler
bear lake - fall'11, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

hello there peeps,

A sweet simple fall-ish scrap page. I received my new kit from Sweet Peach Crop kits, sounds like they are new but there kits are adorable and reasonably priced (always a good thing). The kit has beautiful papers and embellies to work with, and the the colors rock! very good pairing of colors (mini reveiw if u will). All supplies are exclusively from the kit. The pic is of me while enjoying the fall colors up in da mtns :) Pretty simple page, lovely colors and lots o' layering. Quick post, not much going on here. I hope yer wkend is going well! All scrap supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Clouds :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

the pumpkin patch

the pumpkin patch by CloudsShadler
the pumpkin patch, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

hello hello,

I'm still alive, and I still craft (from time to time). Life in CO is busy, which I'm happy, that means I get to make some $$$ and buy all things crafty, on the flip side though, I need to find time to actually craft!

On to the scrap page- a really kind peep at JBS sent me some goodies from the Jenni Bowlin new release and I couldn't have been happier! Really, because it came as a surprise! I fell in love with their new Holiday- Halloween paper and it's adorable! There are some vintage images and cutesy designs but ya know, it works! I am really luving the black, orange colors ... So, here is Scotty boy holding our very first pumpkin last year. Little did we know that at our old place, just a couple mins down the road was a huge pumpkin patch. I mean, we did see the lines of people making an entering onto the pumpkin fields but it didn't really occur to us that maybe it would be fun to actually go look for one :S

Anyhoot, I hope yer wkend is going well, cold weather here in CO, not too cold but enough to get those sweaters out. All scrap supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

labor day wkend '11

labor day wkend '11 by CloudsShadler
labor day wkend '11, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello hello,

I hope you who read and/or glance my blog are doing well. Not much around this neck o' the woods, it's really just mellow....

A scrap page today brought to you by of course, Jenni Bowlin Sept '11 kit, lots of funky colors, cute embellies and some packaging I decided would go well with my page :) What do you think? So the pic is of me, my very good friend Alejandra (I dunn think she runs by my blog so what she doesn't know won't hurt her, hehe),Kathy and her baby Dario. We were enjoying some delicious ice cream, it was getting chilly but we were happy to be out and about! Simple quick page, not much to it.

Yesterday, scrap pal Savitri and I got on Skype and enjoyed a ~ 2hr vcrop, catching up with each other, gossiping and b**ched about how we have no craft drive lately, really it happens a lot! Especially now, not much crafty mood these days, what's wrong (with me)? Am I tired, do I work too much (hehe) so please bear with me, I'm trying to post often :)

Anyhoot, I hope yer wkend is going well, all supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Take it easy,
C :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

just a note ... Embellish Color Challenge

just a note ... by CloudsShadler
just a note ..., a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

A Happy Labor Day to you live here in the US! Not much going on in my neck of the woods, very peaceful actually. A card here today brought to you by Embellish color challenge ... the colors are right up my alley! It took me hours to come up with this card, I know I wanted to work with the layout, but figuring out how to include the Kraft was tricky, seriously, the card looks simple and elegant but it took me a while :S Anyhoot, quick post today, most if not all the paper is by My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found paper.

Let me know what you think, all supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

DIY gift card slips

DIY gift card slips by CloudsShadler
DIY gift card slips, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

I've got another tutorial for you at WCS ( that you may find interesting! ( a lil late from all the running around today, but it's there for you) Could you imagine the possibilities with this simple way to embellish and personalize gift card slips? Head on over there by clicking HERE.

I hope you have a great Labor Day wkend, Scott and I will chillax at our new place and enjoy a hike or two :) What are your plans?

Take it easy,
C :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

watercolor misting - WCS tutorial

watercolor misting by CloudsShadler
watercolor misting, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello hello,

You may want to head on over to the WCS ( site for my very first tutorial :) (posting at 8a eastern, I believe) Yes, I actually have a tutorial to show you how I add some "misting" to my scrap pages ... It's easy and very inexpensive, so don't hesitate and head on over there by clicking HERE. This is really something that has been on my mind lately and I'm so glad I did it!

Do let me know if you like the tutorial :) I'd really appreciate it, if anyone is out there reading my blog :D All scrap supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Take it easy,
C :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Magazine Subscriber ...

Magazine Subscriber ... by CloudsShadler
Magazine Subscriber ..., a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello Hello!!

Hey there peeps, quick post here, but wanted to share my Sept scrap page that I made for WCS Sept Gallery! Have you visited this site lately? There's lots of inspiration and fun giveaways every week! This month the theme for the gallery is books. While I thought that scrapping about my college textbooks woulld be boring, I'd figure I'd let you in on my "guilty pleasure." Idea books are fun, and really work when you needs some inspiration to jump start some creativity! It really works for me, I subscribe to CARDS mag online and when I get published (has been a while now) I get them in hardcopies. Anyhoot, the pic might be off, having limited natural lighting at dawn, I quickly took the pics :)

Take it easy,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ouzela Fall's '11

Ouzela Fall's '11 by CloudsShadler
Ouzela Fall's '11, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

I hope you had a great wkend! Scott and I ventured out into the trails of the Rocky Mtn Natl Park to see some water falls. The day was amazing and we had an excellent time!

The scrap page is made using American Craft's "Amy Tangerine" new line, the papers are all neat with amazing colors! I had to use them ASAP :) The page itself is very simple and easy to make. The pic is of Scott while on our hike yesterday. I used my brand new Fuji Mini 25 Instax. Yes, I got it for my birthday and I had to use it, it's really cute and fun to use :)

Well, sorta quick post today, all supplies can be found by clicking on the pic. Let me know if you like it :)

Take it easy,
C :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

-san francisco '11-

-san francisco '11- by CloudsShadler
-san francisco '11-, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

There is hardly any craft mojo in me these days, hence the lack of creativity on my blog. Today, I managed to create an 8"X8" layout of me an Scotty boy while in San Francisco. We traveled for a wedding and we had a couple of days to enjoy the city and what it had to offer. In the pic, we are at Ferry Farmer's Market, the fancy one that is very popular, you can often spot some celebrity chefs scoping out the most freshest produce. We had a blast, the food was amazing, and overall a lot bigger than the Boulder Farmer's Market. The vegetables and fruits looked yummy, too bad it didn't make much sense to haul it back home on a plane ... But, that day Scott got to enjoy taking pics and the atmosphere was too perfect!

Ok, the scrap page is mainly a mesh of different paper I had lying around. I enjoyed the 8"X8" space and perfect for the type of simple scrapping I do, now, I just gotta find an album that can fit that size. I hope you like, the pic itself if colorful :) My camera is really good at taking pics, don't you think?

**One last thing, I'm trying new templates for my blog, any feedback will be greatly appreciated, really, this blog is for you just as much as it is for me :)

Have a great wkend!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ikea - 7/30/11

Ikea - 7/30/11 by CloudsShadler
Ikea - 7/30/11, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hey there folks,

No crafty stuff today but a few pics (click on the pic to see the rest of 'em) of my day at Ikea! If you live in the CO area you would realize that this is a big deal - to have an Ikea in the Denver area! Mind you the Swedish furniture store just opened its doors on Wed and people have been pouring into the store since then. Me, Scott and our close friends decided to join the crowds (we couldn't contain ourselves) and make our way to see what it had to offer ... great show rooms, food, home furnishings and accessories for all.

As some of you might know, Scott and I are moving to the city of Denver and well, this was worth the trip, actually, this was perfect timing because we are getting rid of most if not all of our furniture and trading it in for new ones! mostly we are looking for dining table, bed frame, and office/crafty desks ..

One last thing, you might've noticed the quality of my pics have upgraded :) We finally bought a DSLR camera and we've already realized that the investment was worth every penny! The pics are really good (two amateurs taking pics)! We bought a Nikon D7000. Scott has missed no chance on taking pics of everyone in sight!

Take it easy,
C :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mini Album - JBS

Mini Album by CloudsShadler
Mini Album, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

hello there peeps,

A good mid wk to ya! it's Wed! Time flies ... this wkend Scotty boy and I were on a wkend vaca to SF (pics to come soon) and it was wonderful, the weather was somewhat chilly and we went for a wedding, it was lovely!

My first mini album ever! ever! I had a vcrop w/fellow blogger/friend Savitri and had recently received the Jenni Bowlin July kit, and I figured, may, just maybe I can intend to make a mini album! The kit is full of lovely paper, and cute embellishments .. The ring binder is from Tim Holtz (I had been hoarding it). So, I started by simply cutting paper to about 3"X5" and some I cut smaller, some wider, that way I can see the many papers a bit and used a two hole puncher (the ones offices use), it came out well! I was very surprised!

I didn't photograph the rest of the album on the inside because I haven't added any pics .. but it's tiny and cute and perfect for a starters ... All supplies are exclusively from the July kit . Lemme know what you think!

Take it easy,
C :)

Friday, July 15, 2011


Thanks by CloudsShadler
Thanks, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

Hope you don't feel neglected, I have been busy this past wk with so many things! But, first up, a card here using Jenni Bowlin Haven paper and PTI's Daydreamer stamp set. Both gorgeous to work with. The card is pretty simple, some paper here, stamps there and voila!

Well, since I've been busy with "things" this wk, I'd figure I'd let you in on ... 1) We are moving to the "city," so Scotty boy and I have been busy looking at places to rent, and boy, it's a jungle out there! Mostly because the places we'd like to live in are very popular, very hip, up and coming places that the young crowd have dominated, so everybody wants to move in that area as well ... 2) I have been getting my nurse aide cert this past few mths, we are on the last stretch, so close! 3) As of Tues, I became an American citizen. Yes, I am legit, yes I'm a crazy american, yes, I will eventually have to serve on jury duty and well, the best part for me - vote! Vote in a federal election. If there's one thing people shouldn't take for granted, is your right to vote. So, this wk I had interviews to finalize my citizenship, lots of running around, making sure my papers were in line. I am very happy, very honored to be a US citizen :)

Well, I hope you have a great wkend, Colorado weather although "weird" as always has been gracing us with beautiful weather like today, bright and sunny!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Few & Far In Between ...

Yes, that is what pics of me and the hubby are, few and far in between! We dislike taking pics, we are not photogenic ppl, so they are a rarity! But, this one, this one is ok! And of course, paper by Jenni Bowlin (June 2011) Kit using their Haven line, so vintage and earthy colors! The misting effect was made using just simple watercolor paint. I dabbed my brush into water without wiping the excess water, that way I mix enough watercolor paint onto it and have enough to sprinkle onto the whole page. You should try it, it's really inexpensive and it beats the misting bottles out there, and it has the same charming effect!

Well, it's 4th of July wkend and Scotty boy and I have to whole entire wkend to ourselves! And hiking season is at its peak now so we'll be busy being outdoorsy :)

Happy 4th,
Clouds :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

the saturday morning ritual

Hello there folks,

A happy Wed to ya, it's officially summer! Colorado summer weather can be beautiful, the mountains are majestic and some still have a sprinkle of snow.

The scrap page is brought to you from of course, Jenni Bowlin (June 2011) Kit. Now, if you are not convinced that this kit is amazing by the page I made, then I'm not so sure what will ... :) The kit is complete with their new Haven paper line, gorgeous and totally vintage. Lovely kit as always!

So, since my handwriting sucks I rarely journal my pages, I'm just afraid I might ruin it. But a little background about the page ... Scott hates taking pics of me because I'm never satisfied with just one pic, and this is exactly the case with this pic of me. But little did I realize that the wall behind me loan itself to a nice pic of me enjoying my cup o' Joe!

All supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Take it easy,
C :)

Friday, June 17, 2011


Haven by CloudsShadler
Haven, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

A happy Fri to ya! I hope you are ready for a great wkend! It's been really nice Colorado weather, nice and sunny and well hiking season is on!!! :)

The card is from the new Jenni Bowlin June kit! Lovely and very vintage! Their new collection Haven is heaven! The colors are very earth tone and lots of floral embellishments to work with! Seriously, this kit is wonderful and whimsical! The card is very simple, all supplies are from the kit, and no sentiment. All card supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Have a great wkend!
-C :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

#1 Dad

#1 Dad by CloudsShadler
#1 Dad, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

hello there peeps,

A card here for Father's Day! It's just around the corner, and I made a few for a couple friends who want some to give out to their dads/husbands. To be honest, I was looking for Father's day card inspiration in the blog-o world and was disappointed to find very few to none! My goodness, no one makes them! What's up with that? I for one struggle to make boyish/manly cards but at least I tried!

So, here's my take on the masculine card, very CAS and tried not to add buttons, or any other embellishment that would be otherwise. Well, all supplies can be found by clicking on the pic!

Clouds :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Loads of Love for DAD!

Loads of Love for DAD! by CloudsShadler
Loads of Love for DAD!, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

hello there peeps,

June is for Father's Day! I just realized this a couple days ago :S Switching from girly cards to manly cards is a task for me, guy cards and baby cards are a challenge for me in general. But, this card came fairly easy, simple and guy-ish colors. A little bit of layering and stamping, voila! I used Hero Arts stamps and patterned paper, not much too it. Do you like? Let me know, this would be easy to mass produce if you are handing out many! Click on the pic for complete list of supplies.

Have a great rest of the wk!
Clouds :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

spring-y card

spring-y card by CloudsShadler
spring-y card, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello the peeps,

Two posts in a row! It's really nice to have time to create and be crafty, really it feels nice! Onto the card, very springy and full of girly colors. Most supplies are from the JBS May & April kits. Lots of layering (you know my style) and bursts of fresh colors. The card would be perfect for a female friend - birthday, thanks, thinking of you .... Well, I really like the card, I hope you do as well! click on the pic for complete list of supplies.

Note: this is a repost, I finally got the Flickr-Blogger link to work!

Have a great wkend!
C :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

S-isforScott_CloudsShadler + WCS DT!!!

S-isforScott_CloudsShadler, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there ladies,

I've been keeping great news from you for a while, a while back I was contacted by WCS - Write.Click.Scrapbook to join there team! I was delighted to hear they wanted me on their team and that they had even heard about me :) So, here I am on my first scrap DT and I'm excited! If you're not familiar with WCS, it's basically a place where you can go to for inspiration, scrap news, giveaways and connect with other scrappper :) The ladies on the DT are super nice and proud to be among them :)

My first scrap page for them is inspired by "the men in our lives" gallery. As you know it's only me and Scott so I scrapped him. I used the JBS May kit, wonderful colors for a guy scrap :)

Also, WCS turns 2 today, so in honor of that, we all contributed to a mosaic to bid Happy Birthday, how fun! Please stop by for some great giveaways! :)

C :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

friend - Embellish Color Challenge

friend., originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hi there peeps,

A card here for you based off the current Embellish Color Challenge and text. The colors are right up my alley - grays and darks, luv the monochromatic feel and even more reason to use my Jenni Bowlin (May 2011) paper crafting kit. Most if not all supplies for the card are from the kit, minus the stamps.

I hope you like the card, I really like it and had fun layering it. All supplies can be found by clicking on the pic.

Have a great Memorial Day wkend!
-C :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Handmade Buttons for You.

Handmade Buttons for You., originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

A good wkend for ya, today I've been creative! A card here featuring PTI's Button Boutique stamp set, cute and fun set to work with! I paired it with JB (April 2011) kit and got to working, luv the blend of colors and yellow. The card is fairly simple, lots of layering - foam after foam tabs but I feel it give it dimension :) Quick post for you today, not much going on except a nice mellow wkend with friends :) All supplies can be found by clicking on the pic itself :) As you can see, there has been some sun around here and it's been wonderful, the greenery is starting to sprout from all that rain we've been getting, but the sun has finally graced us with its presence and we're happy!

Take it easy,
Clouds :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

be amazing!

be amazing!, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

hello there folks,

Finally, something new on this blog, goodness i've been a slacker and everyone knows it! :D i do apologize, life has been a mess lately, just so busy, story of my life!

So, the card is a product of Embellish Magazine color challenge with tags. I swear the Embellish ladies have telepathic powers and can see into the future because all the colors were a perfect match with Jenni Bowlin May 2011 Papercrafting kit! The kit btw is bursting with colors, some warm and cool! lovely colors and fun embellishments! The papers are awesome and very pretty!

Well, hope to see you here this next wk!

Have a good wkend!
C :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Congratulations Graduate

Congratulations Graduate, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

hello there peeps,

I've been MIA for quite some time now, not from my own liking, but life is busy at times, especially now! So, the card here is for my friend (one of many) who graduated this past Fri. I knew I had to make it real good because she loves cards :) The colors are from our school CU-Boulder, black-yellow. The stamp is from SU! such a net set, so hip and fun! Pretty sweet and simple!

I hope you have a great wkend, let's hope there's more time to scrap! All crafting supplies can by found on flickr, simply click on the pic and you will be redirected to them!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

hello craft-friend!

hello craft-friend!, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

hello there peeps,

Another wkend and another post, this one here is using Jenni Bowlin (April 2011) Paper-Crafting Kit, such amazing goodies and wonderful colors to work with :)

Can you tell who that is with me in the pic? hint - she's an amazing crafter and I luv her Watch-Me-Weds videos :) She is the third blogger-craft friend I've met in person, and she's wonderful! It's always nice to meet fellow craft friends since we share a common hobby and so there's plenty to talk about :) You can find here blog HERE.

The page is fairly simple and sweet, lots of layering and misting ... misting is something I try to do once in a while, it's a nice effect to add to a project and much like this one, if you have a cool stencil to use, it really does add dimension! Do you like my polaroid frame? super easy to make ... (still working on that video tut for you) ...

Well, I hope yer wkend went well, not much going on here ... French class is almost over and there will be more time to craft once it's over!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

spring flowers

spring flowers, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

hello there peeps,

A card here for you today, this one is made using Jenni Bowlin (April 2011) Papercrafting Kit, and oh my my my ... it's absolutely gorgeous! I think this is one of their best kits since I signed up with them, every color and paper blends so well, with hints of boldness, it's perfection!!! The kit came yesterday and it made my heart sing :) So, I opened it and instantly started to think of the many projects i could make with it! This card is the first of many ... very CAS

well, quick post, and I hope you like the card and that you have a great wkend! we are off to see a movie ...

Take it easy,
C :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

... be grateful ...

... be grateful ..., originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

A card here today, I'm totally luving my Studio Calico add-on kit, I keep using the paper and have officially gotten my $$$ worth for sure! The flower is from my stash and butterfly cut out are from my Slice and Martha Stewart punch. The polaroid, well, it's very easy to make and I made it using a square punch and yer paper trimmer. (hopefully I can make a tut of this ...)

So, I hope you like, I really like how it turned out and I enjoy layering pieces right now, paper, embellies ... goodness!

One last thing, I've upgraded my Flickr account (I've been putting this off for a while and finally caved in since I was running out of space) I got to re-organize my shtuff ... and you'll be happy to know that it's very easy to browse my projects - two main sets: cards and scrap pages, easy ... on those two sets you'll find all the cards and pages I've made since using Flickr and all grouped together and easy to find!

Take it easy,
Clouds :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

be positive ...

be positive ..., originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

hello there peeps,

What a wk! it's been crazy around my neck of the woods, again, work and juggling free time, and french! But anywhos, no one wants to here how one's life is soooo busy :S

The scrap page is a product of Studio Calico (Moses Supposes) 2011 Add-On Kit. To be honest, I was upset at SC for a bit - thing is I usually join their chat during reveal nite and a couple times I've tried to purchase their kit and apparently since I'm not lighting speed fast, someone "steals" my kit from my cart - not happy about it! Especially when I plan on interacting on their chat and do the count down. So, this time i was lucky to get the add-on kit I wanted and I got it. But, my point is ... it shouldn't be that way .... This is not to say that I dislike SC or that I will never buy from them, it's just me being frustrated at times :S

Oh well, the page is ALL Studio Calico, minus the paper and staples ... Luv the CAS easy to make page, the papers are plenty for color! I hope you like and well, I hope you have a great wkend!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Daily Snippets of Me

Daily Snippets of Me, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

I hope yer wkend is going well. I know I haven't been posting much, that being a result of trying to work full time hours and juggling french class ... I'm really trying to squeeze craft time! The scrap page is of me, sometimes I take a few pics here and there on my iPhone, and yes, this is my desperate need to actually have pics to scrap book :S (not a picture person) My friend recently told me that I'm so serious on my pics, yes, I don't like to smile! Smiling is a weird concept for me, at least when taking pics :S I hope you like the page, it's pretty quick and easy to assemble, this might just be my go-to-sketch! Most of this page was made using my go-to-kits ... Jenni Bowlin!

Have a great rest of the wkend,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Together

Happy Together, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

Another card here for ya, a wedding card, sweet and simple. Joann's had a 40% sale on their stamps, and I just had to have it :) The coloring is mainly distress inks. I'm thinking that if you wanted to make yer own wedding cards, this would be it, not much work and easy to mass produce! So, I hope hope yer wkend went well, quick post ...

Flickr Post: Click on the pic for complete list of supplies!

Take it easy,
C :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Spring

Happy Spring, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

A card here for ya today, I was inspired by Spring colors - pinks, greens, real pretty! I made my own shipping tag, and layered it up with punch outs- mainly Martha Stewart punches. Pretty simple to make, and did some misting too! Real quick card, pretty CAS.

I hope you have a great week-end! I've been working at my new job - the same law firm that hubby works at, real great! I have a great boss (makes me old boss look like a complete idiot, just sayin') and wonderful co-workers! I gotta say, it's been great!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Je voyage a DC.

Je voyage a DC., originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

A scrap page for you ... I know it's been a wk since I've recently posted and this wk I got my craft on :) So I page for ya using Jenni Bowlin March 2011 Kit - the exclusive mercantile paper, the journaling tags, a must for the perfect page :) So, the pic is supposed to have this effect going on, I used Instagram (which is free and can be loaded onto yer iphone) and I really liked how it turned out. Not my ususal pic on the wondow sill ...

The stamp though I just bought today and I really liked it, so I just made it part of the page, luv luv this layout, so fun and lots of layering. And before you tell me I forgot to cut off the end on that Basic Grey paper, I left that on purpose :)

Have a great wkend :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

JB Blossoms

JB Blossoms, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

I hope yer wkend went by well, not much going on, still a bit sick, turns out I got a sinus infection and ear infection, how wonderful :S I'm on antibiotics but we'll see how long it will take for me to recover, because at this point, I'm still deaf :S

The card is a product of my new Jenni Bowlin (March 2011) Kit, what neat paper and embellishments. Most of the paper is from their new "Be Our Guest" collection. The flower was cut out by my Slice machine, I thought I wanted a flower cut out but it turns out that I really liked the "negative" that fit perfectly on the card stock, so I folded it and made it into a card. I really luv the CAS look, and the button and flower are very striking! I added some background paper to the flower and voila, a card was born :)

All card supplies are list on Flickr, just click on the pic for the complete list.

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Favorite Color Combo - JBS style

Hello there peeps,

A card here for you, made it in less than 40mins today, all thanks to the JBS "Be Our Guest" Crop that went on this wkend, so much fun!!! I made this card using my fav color combo - cream, red, black and yellow. I quickly grabbed what I had and starting assembling a simply but clean card. Mostly layering and stapling here and there. Well, quick post today, I hope yer wkend went well.
On a sidenote - I am battling a nasty cold this wkend, I can barely taste food, seems I'm really clogged up!! The hubby got sick first, passed it on to me, and now here I am, sick of being sick, lol.

Looking for card supplies? Click on the pic for a complete list!

Thanks for the comments,
Clouds :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Blue Birdie - Embellish Magazine Challenge

Blue Birdie, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

A happy Fri to ya! Today I bring you this card that was off of the Embellish Magazine current challenge, using birds and their color combo :) Luved this combo! And to my amazement, all colors were in the Jenni Bowlin (Feb 2011) Papercrafting Kit! Lovely really! Even the chip birdie! I distressed the birdie using Tim Holtz (Broken China) Distressed ink, beautiful! Well, that's it for today, short post. Interested in the supplies? Click on the pic where you can find the complete list!

Have a Great Wkend!
-C :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there folks,

Today I bring you a scrap page I made with my Jenni Bowlin Feb 2011 Kit, cute cute stuff and so many cute elements to paly with! This page is also for the JBS Mercantile "Punches" challenge that's going on right now. And I figured, well, this is a great opportunity to use the gazillion punches I currently own :) So, I got to working, I really like how it turned out, most of the supplies come in the kit, minus the kraft and white cardstock :)
This pic, you can barely see, but basically that day I was at my college bookstore and happened to browse their card section, and that one caught my eye, funny - it's basically a piggy bank telling another piggy bank something that should sounds profound ... "remember, change comes from within" ha, I luved it :) So, hence the titles of this scrap page :)

Let me know what you think, I hope you have a great wkend. Any supplies can be found on the flickr post of this page, simply click on the pic and you will be redirected there :)

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

I hope today finds you well. Here in CO, it's snowing and well I think we have a long stretch for the winter weather :S Today card is made using Martha Stewart "Heart and Notes Labels) they are part of their holiday collection, so fitting! I also made my own tag using different colored paper, punched and a Crop-A-Dile :) Very clean and simple and easy to make. This card will be one of 3 that will be made for my card get-together at my place with some college friends this coming Fri, how fun!!!! I hope you like and if you need any of the supplies you can find them by clicking on the pic and it will forward you to Flickr where they are posted.

On another note, I got a surprise when I went to the JBS Mercantile site and saw that I was the Feb Customer Spotlight winner, see HERE OMG! It was a thrill and unbelievable at the same time. I knew some of my schtuff was good but apparently they liked my scrap pages :) Not to mention the awesome prize :D If you subscribe to any scrapbook kit companies and they have a site to showcase customer;s page, don't hesitate to do so. I simply posted my pages because I wanted to let them see what I make, and sure enough someone liked it :) I was really honored by the mention and although my site is mainly for cards, I hope to bring you more scrap pages. I've only just started scrapping so we'll see how it goes :) Thank you so much for the support and the cheering-on you ladies have gave me, it's only because of you that I get the inspiration and creativity to do what I do on this site :)

Take it easy,
C :)

Monday, January 31, 2011


Feb=Luv, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello peeps,

Today I bring you another Valentine's day card, very cute and fun, lots of layering and punches - the birdies, doily heart, it's just fab :) I have been trying to channel Tara Anderson her style is amazing, lots of layering, you can see here work HERE.
Also, today it's really snowing a lot! Took me a good 15-20min to scrape my car windows, it was covered in thick ice :S But, I managed to make it to french class ...
Well, let me know what you think, I think this card will be a one of 3 cards that will be made with my peeps, I'm hoping to have a couple friends over and make some Valentine;s day cards, they are excited!!! I'm excited too :) Although, I think I will make a slight change, the bingo card has to be repositioned straight, I was trying to give it more edge but it just look crooked :S If you want scrap supplies list, click on the pic.

Take it easy,
Clouds :D

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The usual stuff

The usual stuff, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hey there peeps,

Hope yer Sun is going well. I didn't have to work today so it was wonderful to sleep in. Thank you so much for pitching in yer 2 cents on my previous post - the dilemma concerning my noisy neighbors. So perhaps I shall indulge and let you know that once again Scott and I made to the leasing office and well, they are trying to take care of it and I think that the people above us are moving soon, we hope this is real soon, for the sake of my sanity!

Anyhoot, the page, made with my JB Jan paper crafting kit which can be found HERE. Lots of fun paper to work with, cute elements and other JB embellies which can be found at their online store. (it may sound as if I'm advertising their shtuff but I'm not, hehe) The pic is of me and my fav fav scraf, so soft and colorful! I'm taking a french class this semester since Scott and I are planning on our Europe trip this year. The french language is something I've always been fascinated with, and find it easy to grasp. Thank goodness this time I have friends who know french, so it helps, they are wonderful and cheering me on. It's heaven, learning another language, hopefully I can master it in the future....Flickr post, so click on the pic for complete list of supplies.

Au Revoir ;D

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friend's Affection and New Blog.

Friend's Affection, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hey there peeps,

I hope yer wkend went well, not much on my end 'cept work and more work. Today I bring you a card that was meant for a pub call but didn't get accepted so I figured I'd post it instead. Lots of JB stuff, friends theme and real cute. I really like the Studio Calico Dress Form stamp, perfect for the card. Do you likey?

Couple things before I go, this might be sort of long post so hold on there ... :)

1. My host sister (long time ago) Brittany Meek has just recently created a brand new cute card blog, which can be reached HERE, here blog is called Darling Creations and she writes about herself so you can get to know her. She's just started out and I want you all to show her some luv and go by here blog and welcome here, cuz that's what we do rite? Remember when we all started out and it was wonderful when you got yer first few comments and it was nice to know that people know yer out there? I'm sure you do, so lets show here some luv and let her know we care!

2.. I need help with something, or at least advice. So we- Scott and I live in an apt complex, we are on garden level, so that means people live above us. For the last 5 yrs we've been here, we've liked it, real nice and quiet. Last yr though, a family moved in, they are real heavy set and since they have young kids, they move around a lot and unfortunately, we can hear their every step, where they are in the apt and it goes on till late at nite around 2a in da morning. It's hell, especially since I'm a lite sleeper. We;ve made our rounds to the leasing office, they have let it come to their attn and we've had to knock on their door to let them know that they are rowdy. I know they are young kids, but this happens 24/7 and even late at nite, they've said they;re sorry and they'll try to keep in down but I dunn think they get it. We've been real nice about it, gone the right way to address this but it's not enough. At times, I swear one of them will crack the roof with all their walking around and fall on top of us :S it's really that bad. So, they are not cooperating, and it's not fun coming home anymore. I rarely post personal stuff on my blog, but I am not sure what my next move is, have any of you come across anything like this? I need some advice. Help!!?!?! Anything will be greatly appreciated!

Take it easy,
C :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jenni Bowlin scrap page

Moments spent with him, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hello there peeps,

Happy Friday to ya, today was the perfect day to scrap, since I got my Epson PictureMate for Xmas :) So now I can print pics on the spot, it's so small and portable and doesn't take much space in my craft area. This page is made with Jenni Bowlin goodies, because he's worth it :) I really like how the page turned out, I really like clean line and luved how every element fit together. This pic was taken while enjoying a nice lunch at Sushi Tokoro, a Japanese owned sushi place, all mom-and-pop nook! They are they sweetest family and are always welcoming, and they're not afraid to say, all bluntly - "You lost weight,!!!" err, ok, well thank you very much for noticing there mom and pop :)

Click on the pic for complete list of supplies :) And do enjoy yer wkend!!!

C :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Valentines

Happy Valentines, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hey there peeps,

Another card today, real cute, pretty and red :) I'm on a roll here to make valentine's cards because for some reason, I kinda like the occasion. Funny story ... while at work I was sharing with my coworkers that this yr Scott and I will celebrate 5 yrs of marriage (funny how time flies, I still can't believe it's been that long :) and that;s the reason why I tend to go all out for Valentines and well as cheesy as it sounds, my parents got married on Feb 14th. So one of my co-workers (she really should be a motivational speaker ... errr) says that the average marriage lasts 5 yrs!?!/?! I was like, Oh! Ok! Thank you for the grim future that lies ahead for my marriage :S hehe, some people I tell ya! :) I laughed, I told her she shouldn't work at a suicide hotline or some place like that, those poor people don't stand a chance!

The card, lots of goodies, Jenni Bowlin, Making Memories, the whole shi-bang! :) For complete list of supplies click on the pic. Let me know what you think, do you likey?

Take it easy,
C :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Adore ... XOXO

Adore ... XOXO, originally uploaded by CloudsShadler.

Hey there peeps,

Happy New Years to you all, I hope that this year brings us as much craftiness and creativity as the year before :) New Yrs resolution? not quite, I'm not the kind of person to set myself up for failure. I try to be realistic about what I can and can't do, but i do hope for a few things, for my blog - to just blog more and craft more, and I think that will be doable :) How about you? Is there something you want to accomplish this yr or attempt to? I'd like to know :)

Ok, the card, I love-y!!! Like any crafter out there who moves on to the other occassion so am I :) A very vintage-y valentine/love card, I really like how the red seam binding just pops out, cute embellies and well, Jenni Bowlin bingo card that cannot be missed! Let me know if you likey, and if you have any questions about supplies, email me or just click on the pic for complete list of supplies :)

Take it easy,
Clouds :)