Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Flora&Fauna - Gossamer Blue - Sept '15 Guest Spot

Hello Peeps,

I'm here today to share with you a project series I made for my Gossamer Blue Sept'15 guest post. I was thrilled at the idea of being asked to guest post for a kit company (I'll admit it's been a while since I've been asked.) I immediately accepted and started thinking of what I would do with the kits and craft goodies. While I didn't know exactly what the theme of the kits would be, I started thinking of layouts and cut files (via Silhouette) that I could possibly incorporate on my cards. I gravitated towards nature and decided that my card series would be animals and plants and so "Flora & Fauna" was born ;)

The first card features feathers. I incorporated several of the kits for this month into my cards. For this card I used a variety of patterned paper and accessories. I do enjoy the splash of color and sequins to add dimension.


This next card features butterflies. I found this beautiful butterfly border cut file and immediately knew I would enjoy making this card. To add dimension, I adhered the butterflies using foam adhesive. Because the patterned paper incorporated many different fun colors, I simply added  gold sequins and enamel dots to the body of the butterflies.


Next up is a card featuring my favorite animal - elephants. I really wanted to capture a fun image of an elephant as the focal point of my card. I dressed up the saddle with some beautiful flower stickers included in the Gossamer Blue kits. I could not be more happy with the way this card turned out. Well, I'll let the card speak for itself :)


Next is a flower card featuring a jumbo image of a simple flower. I do love the pop of red. For the background of this card I used some of the Project Life (PL) kit cards. This is another fun way to use the PL kits unto cards.



The last card I made showcases a series of leaves to capture the Fall season. While the colors are not your typical fall-ish colors, I did enjoy using a geometric pattern to cut the leaves. For dimension, I used foam adhesive on some of the leaves. 



I hope you have enjoyed browsing through my cards today. If you stumbled on my blog by way of Gossamer Blue - thanks for stopping by. Do you have a favorite card? I'd like to hear from you! All cards were made using supplies from the Gossamer Blue Sept'15 kits. Below is a link to the Gossamer Blue shop. I truly enjoyed making these cards and the kits are full of fun paper and accessories for you to start making your own craft projects! Also, my projects are also being featured on the Gossamer Blue blog so don't forget to stop by the GB blog as well.

Supplies:
Gossamer Blue Sept'15 Kits (HERE)






Sunday, July 5, 2015

watercolor bouquets


Hello Peeps -

I've got lots of cards and pictures to share with you today. I made these beautiful water color bouquets and I am feeling accomplished! I started out scoping the internet with watercolor images of everything floral and looking for inspiration for an idea I thought I'd like to try. Maybe it's beginner's luck that these came out so well, we'll see. I took out my watercolor palette and gave the flower doodling a couple tries before I started on some clean water color paper. I really love that the colors are bright and fun.


Above is the trio of cards photographed - I really didn't have much of a pattern in mind until I figured I could start out with small flower images and leaves.  Cool huh?


The first card is really a blend of some tulips, roses and periwinkle flowers that I thought would showcase the variety of flower images and leaves using different shades of green. I think this is my favorite of the three.


The second card reminds me of some cute purple buds and tiny orange mums along with some red roses here and there. There really isn't much rhyme of reason to the placement of the images.



The last card (the first card I made actually) has more warmer colors - reds, orange and rose red colors. I also added some cute star like patterns to include more color and whimsy-ness to the card.

I hope I've inspired you to take out your watercolor palette and start doodling away. Now that I've made these there is a burst of ideas for patterns and styles running in my head. Do you like to watercolor? The cards didn't take too long to make, save perhaps having to wait for the images to dry but the watercolor paper is really good at absorbing the colors in.

Leave me a note if you like the cards - do you have a favorite of the three?

Card Supplies:
Artist's Loft: watercolor palette & brushes
Canson: watercolor paper pad
American Crafts: kraft card stock




Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Birthday card



Hello peeps -

Today's card features the Make-It-Market kit "Beautiful Brushstrokes" kit stamps and some Crate Paper patterned paper for the background. Continuing with the theme of the multi-step stamping I really like the way this card came out. I think the colors go very well with the polka dot background of the patterned paper.

I've been on a roll with making cards this past week and have enjoyed making each one of them. With the long holiday weekend coming along (Independence Day) I do plan to make more cards and I'm excited about it. So speaking of making cards - how many cards do you think you make during the week? For me - it depends anywhere from three to none (ha).

Well, this is a quick post. Please leave me a comment if you like the card. You know I always like hearing from you!

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
PTI: Make-It-Market kit (Beautiful Brushstrokes) stamp set; Hooray stamp set (sentiment)
Stampin' Up!: inks pads
Crate Paper: patterned paper
Foam Adhesive
Memento: Black ink pad

Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrate Card


Hello Peeps-

I've got a card to share with you today. I absolutely love this card! The colors came together quite well and the sentiment is spot on. I made the card using the PTI "Make-It-Market" series "Nostalgic Notions" kit and while it took me a while to complete, I am happy with the end result. There was a lot of prepping such as cutting out the flowers with the coordinating dies and multi-step stamping.

This is a quick post today. While work has been busy lately, I am glad and also surprised that I've been inspired to make cards quite frequently and wanted to take the chance to share them with you. Speaking of multi-step stamping - do you enjoy sets that are multi-step? Generally, since there is not much stamping on my cards (I rely on patterned paper mostly) , I did find it a little time consuming. 

Anyhoot, I do hope you are having a good week so far. The weekend is near and I'm happy to take time this weekend to enjoy being outdoors. I hope you get to do something fun this weekend as well!

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
PTI (Make It Market - Nostalgic Notions) kit; Hooray stamp set
Stampin' Up! - ink pads
Foam Adhesive
Memento (Black) ink pad

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Birthday - Beautiful Brushstrokes



Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share with you today and it's really the best card on my blog this year so far. I am really happy in the way this card turned out - the color combination, the patterned paper - everything. This weekend I got to visit my craft pal Danielle Flanders (Homespun with Heart) and was able to do some crafting with her today (always happy to craft with her). I was also lucky to stamp with one of the Make-It-Market kits (Beautiful Brushstrokes - and sadly no longer available - boo!). 

If you asked me last night if I had any kind of motivation to craft, I would've said nope - and look at what I came up with today. Do you ever get into a craft block? I do. I find that the longer I craft in between projects, the worst my ability to craft gets. I try to craft as much as I can and that normally or always happens during the weekends. During the week days, I work and by the time I get home, there's not much energy or motivation to craft.

Anyhoot - back to the card - I do like the bit of layering with the flowers and the way the colors of the stamping pull from the colors of the patterned paper - that was intentional. I also like the sentiment - this is also from another Papertrey Ink set (see below for card supplies). I'm running low on my card stash at work, so this card will go with me to work tomorrow.

Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you - have you been crafting lately?

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
Papertrey Ink: (Beautiful Brushstrokes) stamp set; (Hooray) stamp set & assorted ink pads
Gossamer Blue: (March - Main Add-On Kit '15) kit
Sequins
Memento: (black0 ink pad



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thank You Card Duo


Hello Peeps -

I'm back today to share a couple cards I made over the weekend. If you visited my blog over the past two weeks you'd notice the radio silence around here. I was away on vacation in Europe. Anyhoot - today I wanted to share with you a couple thank you cards I made that I absolutely love. I had been dying to craft this weekend so I took out one of my Gossamer Blue kits (here) and started crafting away.



For this first card I used an assortment of chipboard flowers and the cutest butterfly. Given that spring is in full bloom here, I went with that theme for my cards. I also added some puff stickers as accessories and used this Papertrey Ink stamp for the sentiment.


The second card also features a beautiful chipboard banner across the card and the sentiment on the bottom. Simple yet elegant. I also added some cute arrow puff stickers on the top left for dimension.

I couldn't be more happier with these cards. Well, I hope you like the cards as much as I do. Leave me a note, I'd love to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. Do you have any travel plans for this year? or summer?

Take care,
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Gossamer Blue - (April '15) Main kit
Papertrey Ink - (Graceful Greeting) stamp set & (Rustic White) card stock
Stapler
Memento - (black) ink pad

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2 Notes & Things Cards



Hello peeps,

Today I'm sharing two cards - yes, two cards in one post! I made them with Crate Paper's "Notes & Things" paper collection and the coordinating stickers. I really didn't want to steal away from beautiful paper patterns so besides the new layout I'm trying, the cards are simple and elegant. I cut an 8.5X11 paper in half vertical wise. The cards open horizontal wise - meaning to the side rather than up like most cards I've made before.



The first card showcases the beautiful floral patterned paper with pastel colors. 


The second card showcases an array of colorful butterflies and the big flower at the top left.

I couldn't imagine the cards any better than this and they really didn't take that long to make either. I have to thank my friend Wida Miller (Beachorado) for this beautiful paper. Wida had mailed them to me a couple weeks back and finally got some time to craft with them over this weekend.

Well, this is it! Leave me a note if you like the cards. I'd love to hear from you.

Card Supplies:
Crate Paper - (Notes & Things) patterned paper & coordinating stickers
Papertrey Ink - (Rustic White) card stock
Stapler

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flower Bunch V2 Card


Hello Crafty Peeps -

 Following up on my previous post earlier this week, now I am sharing the second card I made over the weekend. This card has slightly smaller roses that I also layered and embellished with some sequins. If you haven't read my earlier posts - all "flower" cards will be sold for Mother's Day. So, I've made about 15 cards in total so far that I'll be putting up grabs at my work office this week. So no - I haven't turned into the flower lady but I'm simply sharing some of the cards I've made for that occasion.

Do you make your own cards for Mother's Day? (I mean that you plan on giving away not if you plan on giving yourself a mother's day card KWIM? Though you could ;) I really do enjoy this occasion because I will normally gravitate around pastel/springy colors, so these cards come easy for me. I also like to carry a theme to my cards, like last year's Mother's Day cards were all about flower stamps and this year is all about digital flower cut files on patterned paper. It keeps my crafting interesting :)

Well, that's all I have for you today. Let me know what you think and I'd love to hear from ya!

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio: (Cienna) paper collection and coordinating journaling tags
Fancy Pants: sequins
Silhouette: Cameo die cutting machine
Tombow Mono: adhesive

Take care,
Claudia :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

flower bunch card


Hello Peeps,

Another flower card to share with you today - isn't it beautiful? I used Elle's Studio "Cienna" paper collection and a couple cut files from the Silhouette store online for the leaves and flowers. And how could I make a card these days without some sequins? (wink) I really like the way the card turned out, and if you have seen my past previous cards, you'll see I have been on a flower frenzy lately.

Do you own a digital cutting machine? I vowed to use my Cameo as much as I can this year and I have to say that I've kept it up pretty well. I have found enjoyment in browsing for cut files and thinking about how I can incorporate them on my cards, it really beats having to store dies and accumulating them in a drawer (KWIM?)

Well, this is another quick post. It was really windy out today but the sun was shining all day. I really wanted to be outside but that damn wind didn't make it comfortable to be outside. Well, I hope you have a great start to your week.

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio (Cienna) paper collection & coordinating journaling tags
Silhouette (Cameo) digital cutting machine & cut files (set of twigs #64302; floral sprig #28391)
Fancy pants sequins
Tombow Mono (adhesive)

Take care,
Claudia :)


Saturday, April 4, 2015

With Love card - SC Kit



Hello Peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a past SC card kit I bought recently that was on sale. I bought the kit because it was only $10 and couldn't pass on the deal. The patterned paper is sized for a 6X6 paper pad and I really like the paper combination. The sentiment stamp is an exclusive by Kelly Purkey that I snagged ages ago.

Well, the weather this weekend is looking pretty nice - high 50s. The hubby and I met up with one of our friends and went on down to the farmer's market in Boulder, CO. We enjoyed a tasty brunch and strolled around the market looking at all the fresh produce and local foods it had to offer. What do you normally do on the weekends? We are fortunate to have the weekends off and now that the weather is getting warmer, we are getting ready to plan hikes, visits to the farmer's market and relaxing on our patio.

I hope you get to enjoy your weekend. It's a quick post today!

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
Studio Calico - (Park Ave) card kit
Fancy Pants - sequins
Kelly Purkey - sentiment stamp
Stapler
We R Memory Keepers - tab punch
Marvy Uchida - circle punch
Memento - black ink

Sunday, March 29, 2015

love is wonderful card



Hello peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made this afternoon. Following up on the layout of the previous card I posted - with the big flower being the focal point of the card. There is some layering on small tabs to the top left of the card with the "love" sentiment stapled on it. I really like how the flower turned out with the sequins - so fun and springy.

Anyhoot - there's not much going on with me these days. The weather here in Colorado is turning out quite nicely with some really warm weather this weekend. The  hubby and pup and I took a long walk today and enjoyed the nice sun and cool breeze. It was perfect! Have you got any plans coming up? We are traveling to Europe in a couple weeks, so I will be MIA on my blog for the most part. Well, this is really a quick post.

Have a good week ahead!
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - "Cienna" paper collection and coordinating cut outs
Stapler
Silhouette - Cameo cutting machine
Fancy Pants - sequins

Monday, March 23, 2015

Elle's Studio - Favorite Flower card



Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share with you this week! I am so happy with this card and here's why - 1. The patterned paper is from the most adorable paper collection from Elle's Studio - "Cienna." I was so excited to get this new line with a gift certificate I won on their blog (hee!) 2. The flower pattern was so simple to cut out and I didn't need much accesories to complete this card.

Since we are officially into Spring - I wanted to make a card that represented vibrant colors that flourish during this season, and I think I aced it with this card :)

So, I'm looking at my work calendar and it's going to be a busy week. I hope I survive. You know when there's work ahead of you with lots of moving parts to a project that it becomes overwhelming? This week is starting to look like that - but we continue to push forward right?

Well, I hope you have a good start for the week. I won't even begin to talk about all this "March Madness" phenomena I've been hearing about at work, I just don't get it, do you? I was never a "sports" inclined person growing up so I never engaged in sports at school. Or if I did, I was clumsy or ended up getting hurt, so no, no passion here for sports - I know, it's sacrilege from most out there, but no sir, not me :)

Take care,
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - Pattern paper (Cienna) & coordinating bits & pieces cutouts
Fancy Pants - sequins
Silhouette - Cameo
Stapler



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Noteworthy



Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share with you today. I am using paper and die cuts from this month's add-on kit from Gossamer Blue. Did I tell you I finally caved and subscribed to GB's main kit? I did, and this is the second kit I've received since signing up.

The card itself is full of color and I very much like the aqua and pink combo. Don't you think? Do you see the cute little arrows to the top left of the card? They came with the kit as well - I think they are called "puffs." Real cute!

I also used my Cameo again to cut the big flower for the card, it's been really fun looking for flower cut files for my card, and seeing the machine in real action, just cutting away. If you have a Cameo or similar cutting machine of the sorts, here's a tip - I usually cut a 6X6 paper when cutting my flowers, that way I don't use up all the paper and it's just enough paper to cut. As I mentioned before, I found that cutting these flowers at 3 inches makes it a perfect size for a standard card (i.e. 5.5X4.25)

Well, I hope you like the card as much as I did! I'll be around with another card post later this week.

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
Gossamer Blue: March '15 - main & add-on kit (HERE)
Fancy Pants: sequins

Sunday, March 8, 2015

So Thankful


Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share today. I used the Simple Stories (6X6) paper pad and the coordinating die cuts packets. I noticed lately that sequins are in right now and I had to purchase some too. This card was very easy to assemble, with the die cuts and paper assembling and a sprinkle of sequins, it was really one of the fastest cards I've made.

Speaking of timing and crafting, how long does it usually take you to make a card? On average? I haven't really timed myself but I'd say it takes me anywhere between 30-50mins. Most of the time goes on arranging the paper and embellishments. When I like the look of the card, it's easy assembling from there. Because I enjoy making cards with patterned paper, the trick is to coordinate paper well - either due to pattern or color or sometimes both. How about you? Do you find yourself stamping more than coordinating paper? Lately, I haven't been stamping much.

Leave me a note with your answers! I'd love to hear from you.

Card Supplies:
Simple Stories: (6X6) patterned paper and coordinating die cuts
Fancy Pants - assorted sequins
Stapler
Glue Dots - adhesive

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Flower card



Hello peeps -

I've got another card to share with you today. The flower is one of the many cut files I bought for my Cameo last week in an effort to use the cutting machine more often. The patterned paper I used is by Simple Stories (6X6 paper pad). I also bought the coordinating "bits & pieces" packet and stapled some die cuts to make a "banner" for the card, neat huh?

Well, this is a quick post today. It's been busy at work lately but glad I still find time to craft over the weekend. I hope you have a good rest of the week. Stay warm!

Card Supplies:
Simple Stories: 6X6 paper pad & coordinating "Bits & Pieces" packet
Silhouette: Cameo die cutting machine; flower cut file #64198
Stapler
Fancy Pants - brad

Laters -
Claudia :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Loved & Adored




Hello peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made this weekend. Remember I said I wanted to start using my Cameo again? Well, I bought a whole bunch of cut files from the Silhouette store and started cutting away. I am super excited for all the possibilities with the cut files I bought. If you are wondering how big I cut the flowers - I like to cut anywhere between 3' and 2.5' so that it's big enough to be the focal point of the card (standard size card 4.25X5.5).

To top of the card I decorated the flower with some sequins and added a cute sentiment - voila! So, since Mother's Day is the next big event where cards are in high demand, I can add a mother's day sentiment on the inside of the card and it's perfect for the occasion.

Card Supplies:
Simple Stories: 6X6 patterned paper (I am) collection pad; co-ordinating Bits & Pieces pack
Silhouette: Cameo - cutting machine; Layered Mum #38039
Fancy Pants - sequins
Stapler
Tombow - adhesive

Claudia :)



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Card


Hello crafty peeps

I'm sharing another card today. I decided to remove the dust off my Cameo and put it to good use. I cut a pocket card out of vellum and slipped in some die cuts. Besides the layered background I also cut some ribbon for more color.


Here's a closer view of the card and the beautiful snowflake I punched out to complete the card. If you think the card has a "christmassy" feel, I know but the colors went so well, it worked. Well, I hope you are staying warm. It's been snowing here in Denver and it might run through the weekend.

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - patterned paper & die cut (Jan'15 kit)
Martha Stewart - snowflake punch
Pebbles - enamel dot
American Crafts - ribbon
Stapler

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday card



Hello peeps -

Another birthday card to share with you today. It's been snowing a lot here in CO, more snow than we've had this whole winter season here in the Denver metro area. I don't think I can say this amount of snow is unusual, after all, it is Colorado and we've had our fair share of winter storms. So, it's been real cold this weekend and it keeps on snowing, but all in all - its doable. I don't think we'll get a snow day tomm (I'd take it but chances are slim).

Ok, the card is based off the previous card I had made and share with you. This time, I cut out a circle from patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on it, cute! I also punched out numerous butterflies and layered them to give a more 3D effect. I got the butterfly idea from one of Danielle Flanders card HERE - so neat and fun. I gotta tell you, I think butterflies are in this season! Gotta keep up with the trends people ;)

Well, I hope you are staying warm and I'll see you here again on my blog for my next upcoming post.

Card Supplies:
Marvy Uchida -2 inch circle punch
Martha Stewart - butterfly punch
Elle's Studio - patterned paper
PTI - Inside & Out Birthday sentiments
Pebbles - enamel dots
Glue Dots - adhesive

Take care,
Claudia :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Belated Birthday Wishes card



Hello Peeps -

Today I'm sharing a belated birthday card I made last night. I really like this card because of the burst of colors and layout. I've made a conscious effort to work outside my usual go-to layouts and been playing around with how I position accessories and sentiments. Of course, the layering won't go away :) What about you? Is there a "go-to" layout you are most conformable with your cards?

The next thing I had fun making on this card was the flower arrangement. It's actually a die from Stampin' Up! that I bought ages ago but the flower was big enough to fit most of the card, so I cut out the flowers and leaves from patterned paper. Pretty huh?

Well, I hope you have a good start to your week. I have the day off today due to "President's Day" - I'll take it :)

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - patterned paper
Stampin' Up! - die cut
Cuttlebug
PTI - Inside & Out birthday sentiments stamps
Stapler
Memento - black ink

Take care,
Claudia


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy Birthday card



Hello peeps,

I've got a birthday card to share with you today. Real clean and simple card with some layering of patterned paper for a bright background and the perfect sentiment stamp as the focal point. The sentiment stamp is from PTI. I do make a lot of birthday cards. Mainly I make them for my co-workers and I always keep a stash at the office for extras. Since the office is big, someone is always celebrating a birthday. A handmade card is always a treat and gives everyone a chance to bid birthday wishes to the birthday person.

Well, this is a quick post. So far, I'm very happy that I've been consistent with my card making and posting them here for you on my blog. 

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - patterned paper
PTI - sentiment stamp (Birthday Inside & Out)
Stapler, Memento (Black) ink pad, We R Memory Keeps (tab) punch

Take care,
Claudia


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Non-Sentiment Card


Hello peeps!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made with the Gossamer Blue Feb'15 kit. The kit is really full of primary colors and funky patterned paper designs. So I decided to play around with the kit's embellishments and ended up with this card. I intentionally made the card with no sentiment because it could be used for a variety of occasions. I tend to do that with my cards because at the time I create them I usually don't make them for someone in particular so I like to have a stash ready for when I do. The card has a lot of details like the brads and the layering of paper and die cuts, just the way I like to make them.

Well, this weekend has been low key and for Feb in Denver, this weekend has been quite sunny and warm. My family and I try to be outdoorsy as much as we can and soak up as much sun. I work at an office and don't really have the chance to go outside during the week so when the weekend comes I enjoy being outside.

Well, I hope you like the card and leave me a note if you like it too.

Card Supplies:
Gossamer Blue Feb '15 kit - (patterned paper, embellishments)
Martha Stewart score board
Stapler
TomBow Mono permanent adhesive tape

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cuddle Card



Hello peeps -

I hope you are enjoying the end of your weekend. I'm here for a quick post to share a card I made today. The Valentine's Day cards keep coming! This card is rather simple in sketch but lots of layering and a pretty gold heart for the focal point. I've been determined to use as much of the patterned paper that I bought before I commit to another craft kit. I'm trying my best :)

Do you like the card? Leave me a note! Well, I hope you have a good start on your week.

Card Supplies:
Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) paper collection & coordinating epherema packet
PTI (Rustic White) card stock
Martha Stewart (heart) punch
Stapler
Paperclip
Gold Glitter card stock

Take it easy,
C :)



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentine Postcard



Hello peeps,

Today I'm sharing a card I made a couple weeks ago. I made this card primarily with the Jan'15 add-on kit from Gossamer Blue (click HERE). When I made this card I had a postcard in mind and the accessories where just right for the theme of the card. There's a lot packed on this card, the accessories, the layering of the patterned paper, bright red color and gold highlights with pink and also dimension.

In person, the card is really stunning. So, I wanted to expand on my comment a couple posts ago as to why I enjoy making Valentine's Day cards. There's a couple reasons to that. Mainly, there's a renewed sense of creativity at the beginning of the year and with my resolution to make cards, Valentine's day is always the perfect opportunity to be creative. There is also the bright red and pink combo that I like. Lastly, my parents got married on Valentine's day (I know, kind of cheesy but it's true!) and my anniversary is right around the same time too (a couple days after Valentine's day). So, lots of reason to be excited about said day and while some people steer away from this event, I embrace it.

Do you do celebrate Valentine's day? If so, what do you do? Leave me a note if you'd like to share.

Take care,
C :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Our Love" Card



Hello Peeps -

I hope your week went well. This is a three day weekend for me and I'm excited to get more time to craft. The card I'm sharing today took forever to make. I struggled with how much accessories to add to the card because I really just liked the patterned paper as it was. I am still using Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) collection. I also made a rosette for this card (in case you have ever wondered, the rosette measures 2 inches in diameter).

If you ever managed to look at the last couple of cards I made last year, you'll notice the pictures didn't turn out nicely. I think I have managed to work around no longer having Flickr and have relied on my iPhone to snap pictures of my card. Please let me know if the pictures are turning out okay, I think they are much better now. 

Well, this is a quick post today. The hubby and me are walking our pup Luna while there is a nice sun out and enjoy a stroll around our new neighborhood. I hope you get to enjoy your weekend as well!

card supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) collection & coordinating ephemera pack; PTI (rustic white) card stock
Tools: Martha Stewart (heart punch, scoreboard); Stapler

Take care,
Claudia :)



Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day card


Hello peeps -

I have this gorgeous Valentine's Day card to share with you that I made over the weekend using Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) collection. I made a tiny rosette to go with the focal point of the card for dimension. I am really digging the gold pieces on this card that really pop and shine. The overall take on the card is subtle pastel colors with gold highlights, just the way I envisioned the card would turn out to be. 

Over the weekend I really took the chance to make lots of cards and I must say it was a success. I've made enough cards for the month and I am super excited to share them with you over the next couple of weeks. So, if you do follow my blog, please do stop by occasionally for these new upcoming posts. I hope you will be satisfied and even inspired to make your own. I would also like to thank the ladies that left comments on my last post. Know that I do appreciate every single one of them and the encouragement to keep blogging and creating :)

I hope you have a good week and I'll see you around!

Card Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) collection; Recollections (glitter) card stock; SU! (Old Olive) card stock
Accessories: Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) co-ordinating ephemera pack
Tools: Martha Stewart (score board, heart punch, leaves punch); TomBow Mono adhesive

Best,
Claudia :)




Saturday, January 10, 2015

XOXO card



     Well hello there crafty peeps! I'm back from the busy world and into crafty world. It really does feel nice to know that I still have a creative side stored in my brain. For as long as I've been absent from the blog world, the card I made really deserved to be (in my mind) beautiful! I am really proud of this card because I really wanted to craft and because Valentine's day cards are one of my favorite to make. I bought this awesome kit from Gossamer Blue (add-on kit - see link HERE) and loved the assortment of paper and accessories. This is my first kit from GB and my first kit of the year. The paper is mostly by Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss collection) and note that I did buy the epherema pack that corresponds with the kit separately. I really hope you like the card too and I'd like to here if you do. I've noted the entire list of supplies below for you.

Well, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I am really looking forward to 2015. One of my goals this year is to devote more time to crafting and blogging. I hope I follow through. How about you? What are your goals for this year? Are you into a "new year's resolution"?

Supplies:
Kit: Gossamer Blue (Jan'15 add-on) - patterned paper
Accessories: Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) ephemera pack; Martha Stewart (heart) punch; Glitter card stock (from Michaels); Stapler; Pop Dots adhesive

Take care,
Claudia :)