Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Love You - JBS Mini Album Kit Jan '13

hello there peeps,

Remember I mentioned the next twin to this mini album? Actually - I had made this one first, and I basically figured if anything - it would rather serve as a notebook - I cut the SC Honeycomb album in two - yielded two 4X4 mini albums. Yes - these are all part of the Jenni Bowlin (Jan '13) Album Kit (which is sold out unfortunately). The album is almost exclusively using the kit. I've been asked numerous times "Do you think it's worth buying the kit?" - well it really all depends on what you think is "worth" the $$$. The one reason I buy kits (take it from someone who gradually warmed up to them) is that I really don't have to think about pairing paper & embellishments together, for the most part - all kits do this. I am comfortable with that because I found myself buying a gazillion items @ my local scrapbook store and realized nothing matched, most of which I never really used. Kits, for me, offer cohesion and set paper & embellish that I can work with. And if you are not tired of me saying it - I'll try to use as much of it as I can, it's just a matter of principle for me - use it as much as possible :) Oh yes - inside of album is in progress!

Take care,
C :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

darling card

darling card by CloudsShadler
darling card, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.

Hey there peeps,

A card here today - the card measures 4X4 and i really like the size. Used Crate Paper (Fourteen) 6X6 paper pad, trying to use as much of it as I can! I also used the sentiment sticker sheet that comes with the collection. I also used my Martha Stewart score board, couple rhinestone stickers here and there and ribbon. I hope you like.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mini Album Cover #1

Mini Album Cover #1 by CloudsShadler
Mini Album Cover #1, a photo by CloudsShadler on Flickr.
Hello there peeps,

A mini album cover today - now this is a work in process, the biggest part was getting the cover done - now the pages ... I used Jenni Bowlin (Mini Album Kit) Jan '13. What I did was cut the mini album in half, that made two 4X4 mini album, voila! I used a combo of Crate Paper Fourteen (included in kit) & Paper Heart. I luv the way it turned out! The other mini is in progress as well.

This wkend I got to join a nice group of crafty friends (are you on Facebook? :) and it was very nice to meet all of them, seriously - I need to do more crops more often! Lots of laugh and creative fun! The ribbon was a nice gift from one of the ladies! Anyhoot - I hope you like the mini.

Take it easy,
C :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day mini card # 3

Hey there peeps,

The last of the trio Valentine's Day mini cards I made. I used Pink Paislee (Secret Crush) 6X6 paper pad and a very cute and dainty heart doily svg file I bought @ the Silhouette store online. Now, yes, there is a lot of pink on this card and lots of bright colors, which is why it's tiny, ha! (not to be given out to a guy ;) I think I'm planning on giving these out @ work - to my gal pals/co-workers. I have a mini album I'm working that I'll be sharing soon but do let me know if you like!

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Valentine's Day card mini #2

Hey there peeps,

The creative thoughts are flowing this wk - another Valentine's day card this wkend! I got me some new paper from Crate Paper (Fourteen) 6X6 paper pad. lately - lots of companies have been coming out with a 6X6 paper pad, I luv that! The patterned paper are scaled to size and I find that perfect for making cards & mini cards in general. I made my little accordion flower using my Martha Stewart score board and hearts using my Cameo, cute cute! I hope I've inspired you to start making some Valentine's day cards too! Hope you are having a great wkend! Me and the hubby are off to see a movie today - "Zero Dark Thirty" - heard it good!

Take it easy,
C :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day mini card

Hello there peeps,

I've got another card for you today, mini valentine's day card - so cute! I used exclusively Crate Paper (Paper Heart) collection. When I was on the design team last year, I explained how much I loved that line, so I gots me some :) I also used my brand new Cameo (Silhouette) die cutting machine, and it's awesome. I haven't used it much because I haven't had time to play around with it, but from the few cuts I've done, it's awesome ... Anyhoot, I just wanted to share the mini card, so adorable!

Take it easy,
C

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Feb '13 - Scrap Book Trends - Award Winning Style Feature!

hello there peeps,

I hope this New Year is starting out great for you! For me, lots of great things ahead, and my family - the hubby and the pup! With that said, I've been featured as having an Award Winning Style on the Feb '13 issue of Scrapbook Trends! Really, what an honor, never expected this, and it feels good. I've always dabbled here and there on this blog, crafting community - being published is one of those things. I've found that getting published is easy for me - I scrap, and make cards, submit and see what happens, no hard feelings about not getting picked, it's always been fun for me :) So, when I do get published, it's a treat! Do check out the Feb '13 issue - lots of great layouts! Let me know what you think! http://northridgepublishing.com/

Take it easy,
C :)