Tuesday, December 25, 2012

mini blossom duo



hello there peeps,

i hope you are having a wonderful Xmas day ... here in Denver ... a White Xmas is in order, it snowed last night and there's snow outside! While I dare say that Dec Daily was a total flop this season (it's been busy around here, seriously) I managed to make mini cards a couple days ago. I'm using Kelly Purkey's wood stamp & clear stamps (Dec Daily kit '12) ... I like them, perfect for a friend! Well, it's off to the New Year to come! Any new year's resolution? (wink)

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

DD '12 - day 2 - 12/2/12 - Lola Denver

Hi there peeps,

Another DD page. Yes, I know, I'm behind, but trust that there are plenty more pages to come ...

Lola Denver - favourite places for us to enjoy brunch, as we always pig out - can you tell? :) On the plate - Green Chili (for the hubby), Chicken & Waffles (for me) & Cinnamon donuts to share ... yes, bliss!

Take it easy,
C :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DD '12 - Day 1 - The Kitchen

DD '12 - Day 1 - 12/1/12 by CloudsShadler
DD '12 - Day 1 - 12/1/12, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
hello there peeps,

Day 1 of DD - that Sat the hubby and I went to "The Kitchen" for lunch in downtown Denver, the food was great and the atmosphere very chic! Not bad for lunch huh? I wanted to start the mini album with a pic of my and Scott, so rare these days, but there you have it! I also used some of my past page layouts for my DD pages, very good idea for spur of the moment scrapping.

You like? I hope so, more pages to come soon - so far the picture taking hasn't been bad, my phone & Instagram make it all happen!

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Daily 2012

December Daily 2012 by CloudsShadler
December Daily 2012, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.


Hello there peeps,

Dec Daily has been kicked off and here is a picture of my DD cover! Star vellum from Kelly Purkey & Friends DD Kit - love it! It is rather simple, but I like it, the pages will be in the same manner, and I can't wait to show you day by day pages, so far so good! I'm one day behind, I meant to show you the cover yesterday, but it was busy are here ... Are you into DD? If you are, let me know! I would love to see yours!

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

'tis the season ...

'tis the season ... by CloudsShadler
'tis the season ..., a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

Another holiday card this wkend! I've told myself I need to make some cute holiday cards this season to give out to our family and friends. I've made this one with punches and those lovely accordion flowers I enjoy making. I recently bought some 4 packs of patterned paper from PeachyCheap.com, great sale on patterned paper! I really like the cute red bows - they do bring the holiday cheer to the card. I hope you likey and have inspired you to make some cards this season!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012 by CloudsShadler
Christmas 2012, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

It's been a while since my last post, things have been quite busy around here and since the holiday season is almost upon us, doubt it will stop until next yr! Anyhoot - I wanted to share a card I made for the holidays, yes, I'm already thinking about holiday cards, I made it using my Slice die cutting machine (leaves, flowers) & exclusive paper and embellies from SC (Sock Hop) Nov kit, really elegant and luv the bold colors! Do click on the pic for full list of supplies :) So, are you making cards for the holidays? Lots and lots of awesome paper and embellies this season!

Take it easy,
Clouds :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

spooky witch - halloween card

spooky witch by CloudsShadler
spooky witch, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

A halloween card today! I took out all my halloween materials to make this card, I bought "Spook Alley" Slice cartridge last year (note that MM no longer makes the Slice or coordinating cartridges) and came in handy for this yrs halloween. One thing about this card is the Martha Stewart glitter that I was dying to use, see, I tried covering the witch entirely with glitter but to no avail, the paper warped and it did not look - well - pretty. So, I decided to glitter up the "spooky" sentiment (also by Martha Stewart) and I like the effect. Lots of paper cutting and bling :) You likey? Let me know! Just 10 more days for Halloween! Looking for my Halloween craft inspiration? Do check out Keisha Campbell's blog! She's got the whole thing going :)

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

'L' is for Love - WCMD '12


Hello there peeps,

A card here for WCMD '12 - there were tons of card making activities yesterday, I settled with Studio Calico's Challenge #5"make a card using die cuts or punches" challenge - so I decided to break out my Slice and put it to work. Some times, you feel very proud of your crafting skills - this is one of them ... Of course, give credit where credit is due - I've always been a fan of Stephanie Degan's (@ SC) work - so I used her card as a guide ... What do you think? I also used Dear Lizzy "5th & Frolic" paper exclusively, very colorful and playful and of course Kelly Purkey stamp ... Did you make a card for WCMD? I gotta say, I think it's the first time I've done it :)

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"27"

"27" by CloudsShadler
"27", a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

A scrap page using lots of embellishments, I'm using mostly Studio Calico's (Central High, Raod Show) Sept '12 Kits - and of course, my new found fav wood stamps from Kelly Purkey. The page also features neon ink from Hero Arts, never thought I'd like them but they are really nice! The page theme (I guess) is "27" - yup, that's how old I am - crazy, 25 flew by so fast ... I'll leave it at that :) I hope you like the page, the sketch is simple and I wanted to use as most embellishments as I could, what do you think? I hope you had a wonderful wkend and I'll see you here maybe next wk?

Last thing - I was awarded a badge called the "Liebster" award by fellow blogger Wida, thank you! It's really nice to "hear" from peeps who come by my blog, I am very honored to have been passed on the badge - thank you for having my blog as one of your favs :)



Take it easy,
C

Saturday, September 22, 2012

with love ... card


Hey there peeps,

Long time no see! I've been trying to transition from scrap mode to card mode, took me about a wk and lots of paper cutting to get there, but I think I did well :) A card using Studio Calico's (Central High) Sept '12 kit and Kelly Purkey's - "With Love From Me To You" stamp, I'm loving her stamps and to be honest, I think I'll be hoarding them, but it makes me happy, ha! The card is fairly simple, luv that I could use a little glitter for the bitty heart, precious! I hope you likey as well!

The wend in Denver, CO is beautiful, fall colors and fall spirit is definitely in the air, boots and leaves are a turning, my fav time of the yr! I hope you are having a good wkend so far!

Take it easy,
C :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Remember 2012

Remember 2012 by CloudsShadler
Remember 2012, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there,

A second post back to back - I'm on a mission to put my Studio Calico brown bags with goodies to use! A page here made exclusively using this month's kit "Summer of '69" This month was my hubby and I's bday - so this month is quite special to us. I hope you like the page, again, simple page also using Kelly Purkey's "Happiness Right Here" stamp, luv it!

Take it easy,
Clouds :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

rootdown - denver



Hello hello,

Clouds here with another scrap page - exclusive Studio Calico Sept kits - "Summer of '69" and "Five & Dime" - I think I found my niche in the scrapping world - clean and symmetrical, or fast and fabulous! It's been almost a full year and a half in the making! But, I think I found a comfortable design for my pages, the use of embellishments and clean looks are a go-to for me, what do you think? I like this page - it's me at the hipster/yuppie Rootdown - love the brunch here, you can also eat al-fresco which is a plus. This place gets packed on the weekends, and really, you have to be there right when it opens, or else the wait is a lifetime. What do you think of the page?

Take it easy,
C :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

the wkend brunch - & a giveaway ... edited: Winner!

the wkend brunch by CloudsShadler
the wkend brunch, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

Another scrap page using Studio Calico's July Kit - Elmwood Park. I think I figured out why I like this kit so much and it's because of the primary colors in the paper this month, save the green color paper that was missing but the Blues, Yellows, Reds ... it really came together for me this month with the SC kit - inspired with fresh new ideas for layouts - venturing out into the scrapping world even more - 8X8 pages .. will forever be in my comfort zone for scrap pages ... 'nuff said - I think I like this page - me highlighting the thrill of a wend brunch - really the wkend is not complete without a great cup of coffee and some breakfast! I hope you like the page!

oh yeah - did I mention a giveaway? Yes peeps, a giveaway - I've fallen mad for badges made by Marcy Penner - via her store - Hello Forever I am giving away a set of Half & Half badges with wonderful phrases - want to win them? Leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw a lucky winner on Friday 20th!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I've read all your comments and it makes me happy that you visit my blog! Without further ado - the winner via random.org is Laura O'Donnell! Laura - you've won a set of Marcy Penner badges! hooray!!! plse email me with your mailing info and I'll get these lovelies sent to ya! 



Blogger Laura O'Donnell said...
love it!

great use of the fun patterns and colors of these papers. thanks for the chance to win Marcy's badges, they're so cool!




Sunday, July 8, 2012

Today '12 & Vcrop

Today '12 by CloudsShadler
Today '12, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

I have a scrap page to share with you today - yesterday me and blogger pal Savitri indulged in a long awaited Vcrop! It was fun - although we talked more than we scrapped, I managed to make a "me" page using Studio Calico's (Elmwood Park) kit - almost exlusively, save the card stock and pin, and really nice assortment of paper to make a grid! I hope you like - the page is a rarity in it of itself - a picture of me! (most have been of our pup Luna) I hope you like this page - it's my attempt to be crafty this wend!

Take it easy,
C :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Crate Paper Story - Luna



Hello there peeps,

I'm sharing a mini album I made for Crate Paper's - "A Crate Paper Story" segment on their blog. Really, I had tons of fum making this album, journaling my lil pup - Luna! She is a black lab mix puppy - so yes, the puppy keeps us busy and on our toes! I hope you like the mini album ... More deets and pics HERE on the Crate Paper blog.

Have a good day,
Clouds :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Crate Paper - show box - Creative Weekly "Yellow"

hello there,

Clouds here with another Crate Paper - Creative Weekly project - this month "Yellow" is the main featured color - I knew I wanted to use the wood decorative box, perfect for decorating with an assorment of paper and embellishment. I do like how it turned out, the perfect background for your dinning table or to be hung on the wall. The paper are an assortment of Crate Paper's line - Pretty Party, Random, Little Bo Peep and accessories. I hope you like, the colors are perfect for this time of year. Do notice the shapes and elements - butterflies, hearts, flowers, circles!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crate Paper - Story Teller - Creative Weekly

hello there,

I have a page to share for Crate Paper - Creative Weekly project featuring "Charting" - so I charted my wkend trip to PAris this past March. The Storyteller paper collections was the perfect combination for my page, I used stickers and paper from the collections, a very easy to make page journaling my three days in Paris and a quick trip to Versailles. Do visit the the Crate Paper blog for my projects!

Take it easy,
C :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crate Paper - Little Boy Blue

I've made some Baby Shower favors featuring Crate Paper's newest "Little Boy Blue" collection. Both paper and embellishments are perfect for those baby pictures and paper projects at hand. THe paper collection is full of vintage baby images, lots of blues and yellows. Do visit the CP blog for more projects and giveaways as well.

Take it easy,
C

Friday, April 27, 2012

blue bird - crate paper creative weekly

hello there peeps,

This month the Creative Weekly project at Crate Paper blog featured a "blue bird" theme. I made these easy and adorable gift card envelope and slip. I knew I wanted to use the little blue bird brad from the Pretty Party collection, very lovely blend of soft blue and green colors. The banners were made with coordinating Pretty Party paper, lovely! Don't you think? Oh yeah, before I forget, although I made my envelope box using simply my Martha Stewart score board, Ashley (A New Design)  has a video tut on how she made hers, but if requested I might just do a photo tut on how to make them with a regular score board ... lemme know. Anyhoot, head on over to the CP blog to see more pics.

Take it easy,
C

Thursday, April 19, 2012

chipboard trio - Crate Paper

Hello peeps,

A mini card trio today featuring Crate Paper's (Story Teller) chipboard pieces! They are really fun pieces, and I love the pop of color. The pieces reflect the spring season and abundance of flower blooming this time of year. The cards would be perfect for a "hello" or "thank you" card. I hope you like them too!

Take it easy,
C :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

mini duo -note journals

mini duo -note journals by CloudsShadler
mini duo -note journals, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there, I've made some really cute mini due journals using CP "Pretty Party" paper. Really, the paper collection is simply gorgeous, springy and girly, lots of fun fresh colors to inspire a great project! Hope on peer to the Crate Paper blog to see more pics.

Take it easy,
C

Sunday, March 4, 2012

mini trio - CP Random

mini trio - CP Random by CloudsShadler
mini trio - CP Random, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hey there,

A mini trio for ya - using CP's Random collection. The paper is full of floral prints and very bright colors. The paper really does lend itself to a feel of elegance, perfect for a female friend, mom, etc. I'll keep these for Mother's Day, I feel that with a little sentiment inside the card, it will be perfect for mom. These were really simple to make, and as you all know - quickly manageable if you plan to make in bulk. I hope you like, these will appear later on the CP blog. I really hope you like them too!

Take it easy,
C :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

oh sweet month of feb - via Crate Paper

oh sweet month of feb by CloudsShadler
oh sweet month of feb, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there,

Crate Paper has announced a new take on the creative ideas we share on the CP blog - Feature Projects - this month the feature is "Collage." Here's how I approached it and loved the idea of a collage wheel, lots of colors using CP's - Paper Heart. Hope you enjoy, this month - the hubby and I celebrated our 6th yr anniversary, how time flies :)

Take it easy,
C :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

mini cards - dear lizzy neopolitan





Hello peeps,


I got the mini card frenzy and it's on! A mini card trio this wk featuring Studio Calico - Daydream Believer and Pleasant Valley (add-on) kits. I'm really digging Dear Lizzy - Neopolian paper, it's cute and fun, very springy! My mini cards also feature the accordian flowers, I followed Keisha Campbell's (A Bit East) instructions on how to make them and they are just so cute! Easy to make too! (click here for her tutorial). I hope you like them, they are just so cute and fun to make!

Take it easy,
C :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Tags - Crate Paper

Hello there peeps,

Happy Valentine's Day - 2/14/12. I hope you made something cute and sweet for yer significant other! I sure did! :) Just a very quick note to let you in on my tag tutorial @ CratePaper blog today, stop by and show some luv!

Take it easy,
C

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

cp valentine cards - and Giveaway at CP

cp valentine cards by CloudsShadler
cp valentine cards, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hello there peeps,

Just a quick note to let you know that Crate Paper is doing a Valentine's Day Giveaway this wk! I made Valentine's Day card for the occassion and they are adorable (supplies can be found by clicking on the pic). So visit the CP blog to enter for a chance to win! See you there!

Best,
C :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

feb 14th tags galore ...





Hello there peeps,


I've finally had a chance to craft and make some lovely valentine tags! Aren'y they just cute? I recently bought the Marvy Uchida (the biggest size they've got) tag punch and had to make some! Really, the tags are adorable and simple to make, I've been secretly stocking Keisha Campbell's blog for inspiration, and well I've tried to emulate her tags, in my own kind of way :)

So, well the news is out and thought I'd share on my blog too, a couple of days (really this was fairly recent and happened really quickly) ago I got an email from a familiar name - Christine Middlecamp, asking me to join Crate Paper .. what?1?1? Was I being punked? I did not see this coming, how could I say no? For the past couple weeks I've been trying to get my hands on Paper Heart collection and little did I know I was being scouted by the very same brand, amazing! So, yes folks, I am now a Crate Paper Girl, have you seen their blog? Lots of amazing ladies, lots o' talent! I am very excited and honored! What a way to start the yr!

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year - 2012

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

Hello there peeps,

Back again, first post of the new year, really 2011 had been a very good year for us, although hectic and very busy, we have been granted very wonderful experiences here in the Shadler household (of two). First and foremost Scott and I are in good health, and with that we hope that this yr grants us just that and the opportunity to keep working and prosperity. It is also my hope to make more time to post on my blog, though I don't make much promises, I won't stress about posting all the time but at least enough to keep my creative juices flowing as well as to stay a part of the creative bloggin' world. There are many of you who bring so much inspiration to me and will continue to seek out yer blogs, comment and enjoy the camaraderie that my blog and yours have to offer :)

A page to share today, I had made this a while ago, just never got the chance to share until now, made exclusively with Jenni Bowlin (Nov'11) Papercrafting kit (I checked for you, and it is still available for purchase on her site), very simple yet lots of fun embellishments! It's a pic of me at the trendy Lower Highlands area in the Denver, all the yuppies inhabit it and well, I just made my way to the breakfast eatery :)

Happy New Year's,
Clouds :)