31 May 2014

HIMCR #151 - Freestyle Challenge

Hello! I'm glad to be here today since it's my birthday. This week at Hiding in my Craft Room anything goes, that's right, the challenge is freestyle.


Our sponsor this week is

 
A lucky winner will receive 
3 digital stamps 

This time I went for something different, a digital printable bookmark. Just a little twist to the regular Saturday project. It has a vintage feel to it, I hope you like it.  


So, are you in a freestyle mood? If you are, all you need to do to join our challenge is visit Hiding in my Craft Room, and link up your creation.

Have a nice and creative weekend.


Birthday Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my birthday post! Today I want to share with you my recent achievement designing a digital paper pack. I have been a fan of digital designer paper because of how practical it is. I love floral images and soft feminine colors so that is what you can expect from my designs. I will be releasing a new set soon, and hopefully I will be able to concrete a collection of sets before the year ends. Right now you will find my set Tea Rose available through Paypal here on my blog, but of course a spot on Etsy is on the horizon. 

The set Tea Rose, was designed in honor of my shabby chic blog. The patterns of these papers are very soft pink, they have a Victorian feel to it and are very versatile. The set includes not only papers but also some lovely matching cliparts. Each paper is 3600 x 3600, and print neatly. I am a cardmaker and I would only offer something I could work with, and this is becoming one of my favorite sets (and I have many). So I only wish you like it too, and that you may see yourself using these romantic papers in some of your creations.



So, let's talk giveaway please! Since it's my birthday and I was able to make of one of my personal little artistic dreams a reality, I am giving away a set to one lucky winner. All you need to do is leave a comment below this post and if possible share the giveaway poster shown above on your blog's sidebar.

This is a new born business and it needs all the support possible, so I'd be glad if you'd help me spread the word. In any case, I know the Lord is behind my hopes and dreams and He will open a way so I can continue to share my creativity with all of you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, I wish you a wonderful weekend.


30 May 2014

Envelope Card - Cardabilities #100

Hello! I'm so glad to be back with a new card for Cardabilities. We have a wonderful new sketch for you, and projects featuring digital stamps courtesy of our sponsor: Pickled Potpourri.

Pickled Potpourri Designs

As always five designers will be chosen to feature on Cardabilities, and as a bonus our sponsor will be giving away a $7 gift certificate to one lucky winner.

I had the opportunity to use one of Pickled Potpourri's lovely sets: Small Things, which is a customizable floral set. I was able to incorporate the images to my design, inspired on Karan's amazing sketch.







Materials
Spellbinders: Delicate Doilies, A2 Scalloped Borders One, French Frills, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Pickled Potpourri - Small Things
Graciellie Design Paper - Tea Rose
Ranger: Distress ink in Worn Lipstick, blending tool
Spectrum Noir marker - PP3
Merletto pearls and crystals
Canon MG2220 printer
Adhesives: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer's glue-all, UHU glue stick.
Other generic materials
7/8" gross grain ribbon in pink
Linen cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in sand beige and soft pink

I started off my card by cutting the envelope card base. Once done, I layered it inside and out with patterned paper from a set I designed and pink cardstock. To embellish the front of the card, I added lace to the background, followed by a die cut doily and a die cut border, plus some ribbon. Finally I added a cute flower pot from the digital set Small Things and a little doily bow.

To match the images with my design, I edited their color to pink and hand cut them. Each of the flowers was added individually to create a bouquet. The pot was printed on patterned paper. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum, and I did this with my printer (no embossing ink needed).

Inside, I added a second sentiment framed with a label die and a pocket to place a gift card and more. The die cut borders are an important element to this card. To finish my card I added crystals and pearls and in order to close it, I wrapped ribbon to it.

I hope you are inspired by this sketch as much as we all were in the design team. To join our challenge all you need to do is visit Cardabilities, follow the rules and link up your project. There you will also have a chance to see what my teammates have created.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes - Docerela Stamps

Flowers in Pots - Digi Haven
Shabby Chic/Vintage - In the Pink


29 May 2014

Tea Rose Digital Paper Pack

Available Now!
TEA ROSE Paper Pack
$2.50
 



This lovely soft pink set is perfect for 
cardmaking, scrapbooking and more.
Includes 7 digital papers and 3 cliparts:
classic patterns and vintage handwriting 
plus matching border and labels to finish your creations.


Can be printed as many times as you want 
and may be resized to fit your papercrafting needs.
For personal use only.
Available through Paypal. 

25 May 2014

Just Because

Hi! I'm glad to be back with a new card I decided to make for some of my favorite challenges. I love floral images, so I incorporated them to make a card based on a sketch for Mod Squad Challenge. I also wanted to have a lot of colors, which goes along well with the current challenge at Sweet n' Sassy.


Here's the sketch, followed by my card:




Materials
Spellbinders: Classic Squares Small, A2 Matting Basics A
Inks: Memento in Rich Cocoa, Brilliance in Black, Distress in Spun Sugar
Flourishes: Garden Picks
Pelikan glitter glue
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
7/8" gross grain ribbon in pink
Eggshell cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in soft pink 

To make this card, I stamped the images, die cut them in squares and colored them with markers. I sponged them with distress ink and added pearlescent glitter glue to the flowers. I framed the floral images and added them to the main layer, but not before sponging it with distress ink, stamping the sentiment and wrapping some ribbon to it.

I love the look of this card, I like how well the sketch works with the images and how nice all the colors look together. I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by!


This card is participating in:
Gettin' Sketchy - Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Make it Colorful (green, red, pink, lavender, purple, brown) - Sweet n' Sassy Stamps
Anything Goes - Word Art Wednesday
Flower - CASology



24 May 2014

Let's Hear it for the Boy

Hello! It is Saturday already and that means it's time for a new challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room, HIMCR #150: "Let's hear it for the Boy".

Our sponsor this week is:
One lucky winner will receive 
two digital images.

Their images are adorable, and I had the chance to work with a cute little digi called Sherlock Mouse.



Materials
Spellbinders: Classic Circle Small, Gold Elements One, French Frills, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Inks: Distress inks in Old paper and Vintage Photo, Brilliance Tiramisu, Colorbox in Frost White
Spectrum Noir Markers - Essentials
Embossing powder in Copper
Merletto: Crystals, paper cord
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Textured cardstock in brown
Linen cardstock in white


The image was colored with markers, die cut and layered on a faux letterpressed piece of cardstock. I also sponged irregularly the letterpressed layer with some white ink and it gives the card a grungy look. I wrapped the card vertically with paper cord and tied a little bow. Finally I heat embossed a sentiment in Spanish on a two toned tag that is also decorated with paper cord.

I hope you can join us this week with a male card. All you need to do is visit Hiding in my Craft Room and link up your creation.

This card is participating in:
One for the Boys - Wags n' Whiskers Stamps
Father's Day or For a Male - Simply Create Too
Let's hear it for the boy - A Song in your Heart
Father's Day or Anything Goes - Dazzling Diva 

Anything Goes - Word Art Wednesday



17 May 2014

HIMCR #149 - Embossing

Hello! It's great to be back with a new challenge post for Hiding in my Craft Room. This time, we're challenged to use embossing on our projects. It can be any kind of embossing: Wet or dry; You can use powder, a folder, a bone folder and Scor-pal, or old school embossing with a stylus and stencil. If you don't have any of these, feel free to use some pre-embossed paper.

Our sponsor this week is Laurie (blog owner) and she's giving away some embossing folders to a lucky winner.

I use embossing often on my projects, so I can say it is one of my favorite techniques. This time, I decided to go for dry embossing in an unusual way (at least for me). 

 


Materials
Flourishes stamps - Flowers for Jan
Spectrum Noir markers - Purples
Craft Concepts - More Dots embossing folder
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders: Scalloped Borders One, A2 Matting Basics A
Pelikan glitter glue
Other generic materials
Linen cardstock in white

This clean and layered card consists of two basic elements: stamps and embossing, as simple as that. I wanted to give the wisteria flowers the after-rain effect, so I added a sparkly glitter glue. In 'real life' it looks like raindrops. I wanted a very subtle design for this card, so I layered it white on white, and used a delicate polka dot embossing folder under a double border top layer.

I hope you feel inspired to participate in this week's challenge. To do so, just visit Hiding in my Craft Room, follow instructions and link up your project. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

This card is participating in:
Flowers - Stamping with the Dragon 
May Flowers - Cards in Envy
Off the Edge - Addicted to CAS
May Challenge 2 - House of Cards




15 May 2014

Cardabilities - Sketch #99

Hello and welcome to my first official post for Cardabilities. Recently I was honored with the opportunity to be part of Cardabilities' DT. Starting today I will be sharing with you a new sketch by Karan Gerber (blog owner/sketch designer/team coordinator), and a new card every 15th and 30th of the month.

Cardabilities is a challenge blog. The top five viewed cards/blogs of the corresponding challenge period, win a featuring spot during the next reveal. Of course sometimes there are prizes from sponsors too! It is an amazing place to be inspired both by the wonderful sketches designed by Karan and the DT creations.

With no further ado, here is sketch #99:


And here is my card using this great sketch:




Materials
Haj Design Paper - Vibrant Vintage
Spellbinders: Fancy Lattice, Damask Motifs, Bitty Blossoms, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
DoCrafts Xcut - Leafy Flourishes
Justrite Stamps -  Ooh La La French Frills

Ranger: Embossing ink / Distress ink in Old Paper, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Glam Gold
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals 
Adhesives: Bazic 2 sided tape and foam tape, Stanley 14 watts glue gun
Other generic materials
Homemade paste and stencil

Double end pearl stamens in pink
Pearl string beads in cream
7/8" gross grain ribbon in sand beige
2" one sided lace
Papers: Specialty metallic cardstock in pink and cream, textured cardstock in sand beige, linen cardstock in white

I started off this card by cutting and distressing the patterned layer. Then I used stencils made with a flourish die to apply paste on two corners. I made the paste following a recipe I learned from Gabrielle Pollacco (here). I added the patterned square to a metallic cardstock layer, distressing two of its corners and adhering them irregularly to create an aged effect.

I layered lace with a strip of pink metallic paper and gross grain ribbon and adhered the main layers to the card base. Then I created an irregular bouquet on the side following the sketch. Finally I added an oval tag, with a heat embossed french sentiment in gold, and some crystals.

I was very inspired by this sketch and I hope you are too! Please visit Cardabilities to see what my amazing teammates have created. I look forward to seeing your card. All you need to do is follow the instructions and link up your design. 

Thanks for stopping by!


This card is participating in:  
Ribbon, Lace & Twine, oh my! - Craft Hoarders Anonymous; 
Flower & Color Palette - Docerela Stamps
M For Metallic Cardstock - Simon Says Monday Challenge; 


14 May 2014

Chalkboard Charm

Hello. I want to share a card I made inspired on Justrite's Challenge and that will fit nicely in some of my other favorite challenges. It's a card using a chalkboard sentiment, in monochromatic style, but still very feminine. 



Materials
Spellbinders: Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Fancy Lattice, Damask Motifs, A2 Filigree, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Justrite Stamps - Ooh La La French Frills
Heidi Grace paper - Celebration

Colorbox pigment ink in Frost White
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Linen White
Zap! heat tool
Merletto pearls and crystals
Adhesives: Elmer's Glue All, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Bond paper in black and gray
Eggshell cardstock in white
1" satin ribbon in white
2" one sided lace in white

This 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" monochromatic card is framed and layered twice, first with patterned paper and then with paper lattice. It is wrapped in ribbon like a gift and embellished with pearls, crystals and lace. The chalkboard birthday phrase was put together using 4 sentiments and a flourish from the same Justrite stamp set. It was stamped in white pigment ink that was then heat embossed in white.

I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!


This card is participating in:

Chalkboard Birthday Card
Justrite Friday Challenge

Ribbon, Lace & Twine, oh my!
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge 

M
For Monochromatic
Simon Says Monday Challenge 

Chalkboard - White pigment ink embossing
Lace, Embossing, Ribbon, White
ODBD Designs


Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday

Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Craft-Dee Bowz



11 May 2014

New Freebies

Hello! Today I have some freebies for you. I designed some patterned papers that I'd like to share with you. These are high quality papers you can print for your personal projects. They work great as backgrounds too. I hope you like them. Enjoy!


To download click here

To download click here

I highly recommend you download a paper at a time to save time. Just: 1. Click on the image, 2. Once enlarged right click on it, 3. Select download. It's that easy. Please leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by!

10 May 2014

HIMCR #148 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello and welcome to a new challenge post for Hiding in my Craft Room. Like every second Saturday of the month, it's time for Super Scraps Saturday! That's right, it's time to put all those scraps into good use. But this Saturday is extra special, since Laurie (blog owner and team coordinator) is celebrating her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE! I wish you all the best and more. I'm so glad I had the chance to virtually meet her. She's the very soul of this team and she makes us all feel like superstars.


Our sponsor this week is LAURIE herself. There will be:
FOUR PRIZES! / FOUR WINNERS!

hidinginmycraftroom.com

The giveaways are a few of Laurie's favorite things:
Cricut Cartridge 
Blending set of 3 Copics
Gypsy Silicone Case
Embossing Folder

Now that you've seen what you could win, let me show you my card for today:




Materials
Spellbinders: Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Fancy Lattice, Damask Motifs, Fancy Framed Tags Two, Bitty Blossoms, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Our Daily Bread Stamps - Faith
Haj Design Paper - Vibrant Vintage
Inks: Ranger Distress ink in Worn Lipstick, Brilliance pigment ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder - Glam Gold
Zap! heat tool
Spectrum Noir markers - PP3, PP5
Adhesives: Pelikan glitter glue, Elmer's Glue-All, Stanley 14 watts glue gun, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
3/8" gross grain ribbon in cream
Vintage button
Vellum
Textured cardstock in light pink
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Linen cardstock in white
Specialty cardstock in pearlescent pink


This is a card with many layers and elements put together in the most harmonious way possible. Different textures were added with the embossing, glitter and various kinds of papers. It feels almost like a shabby chic/vintage collage. Also, I'd like to emphasize on this great sentiment, in which I truly believe, based on Luke 16:10:

New King James Version (NKJV)
10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much...

And I can conclude that if we are faithful in small things, we'll certainly be blessed with much greater ones!

I look forward to seeing a project of yours. All you need to do is visit Hiding in my Craft Room and link up your creation. Remember there will be 4 prizes, and you could be one of the winners!

Last but not least, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. I hope you ladies enjoy a wonderful weekend surrounded by your children. A big hug to you all. Please stop by tomorrow... I'll have some freebies I designed specially for you!

Thanks for stopping by.


This card is participating in:

ODBD stamps

My Craft Spot

Rhedd & Rosie's 

(Dies, cardstocks, stamps, markers, adhesives)
Simon Says Monday Challenge

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Ribbon, Lace & Twine, oh my!
Craft Hoarders Anonymous


What's your style?
Vintage/Shabby Chic - Ribbon
Clear it Out Challenge



03 May 2014

HIMCR05NSD - Thank You

Hello again! This is the last challenge of the day on Hiding in my Craft Room, the Design Team has made a great effort and has had a lot of fun creating all these projects and celebrating National Scrapbooking Day. I'm so glad you could stop by every hour to check out our work and our challenges.

And to close this celebration, we want to say thank you to all of you for your support and kind comments. Also, our last challenge is to create a thank you card or gift.


The sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies


A lucky winner will receive
a $12 Gift Certificate to their store!

I had the chance to use one of their gorgeous images, Vintage Poppy Cluster. So nice to work with! Please take a look at what I created with it:


Materials
Stamps:
A Day for Daisies - Vintage Poppy Cluster
Stampendous - Spanish Grettings
Spellbinders:
- Large Labels
- Grand Large Labels
- Gold Labels Four
- Ornamental Iron embossing folder
- Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Spectrum Noir markers - Reds
Staedtler markers - light brown
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Merletto crystals
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light brown and red
Eggshell cardstock in white
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
3/8" gross grain ribbon in light brown
1/4" gold edge satin ribbon in old gold
Vintage button

This is an A2 gate card with a thank you tag included in a hidden pocket. I started by dry embossing the card base front (both sides of the gate). I layered it with three Classic Labels and two Gold Labels Four on the right. I used the 'out of the box' techique with the top layer, so some petals and stems were left outside the label. When adhering this last layer, I left one side unattached so that I could use that space as a pocket for my tag. All these layers were adhered to the top side of the gate, so to speak. I added some crystals, ribbon, and a double bow with a vintage button to finish my design.

I hope you  like my card and that you can join at least one of our NSD challenges. They will be open for a week, so you have time to link up your project! 

For more inspiration please visit my teammates' blogs:

I can't say thank you enough for stopping by and supporting my DT participations today. I also want to congratulate my teammates for all the projects they created! 
Remember this celebration is for you too, so stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and enter your project to our challenges for a chance to win one of our five giveaways! There's even a $100 prize! I'm looking forward to seeing your project!

Have a sweet weekend and stay creative. Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all!

This card is participating in:
 
Simon Wednesday Challenge

Anything Goes
Docerela Stamps
 



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