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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, an…

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.

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…

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. 

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:

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 sentimen…

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.

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 …

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 elemen…

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:

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 Lipsti…

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. 

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 b…

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!

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!

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:

Spellbinders: Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Fancy Lattice, Damask Motifs, Fancy Framed Tags Two, Bitty Blossoms, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting mach…

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 …