Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Teacher's Anniversary

It is 3:45am and I'm still up and crafting, that's what coffee does to me.  Today I had an excuse for drinking it... I had a migraine headache and caffeine helps.  I took Lilian's challenge from Friday Mashup and Simons Says to create this almost school card.  I computer generated the notebook page as the sentiment.  I think this would be cute for a teacher's anniversary from the husband/wife :)  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Music Notes

The colors in CAS-ual Friday as well as the sketch from retro sketches got my attention.  I knew I wanted to do something related to music and the colors appealed to my idea.  Using the music wheel from SU I created the panels.  Searched my sticker file and found these music notes and piano keys which fit perfect with my theme.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


Die Cut Inlay Technique

Totally loving Jennifer McGuire's genius idea of die cut inlay.  I popped my die cut just a bit for some dimension but definitively will use this technique again and again.  I also want to be a regular in this new challenge, Seize the Sketch.  Their sketch gave me the inspiration to use the die cut inlay technique to create this birthday card.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela
“die cut inlay”ed my inlay
“die cut inlay”
“die cut inlay”


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Airy Look

I love the color combo from Color Throwdown and the sketch from My Favorite Things.  I wanted to add a little bling bling to the flowers but the ink ran and it kind of change the color a little bit.  The idea was to create an airy look without too many flowers and the stamp set from SU help me achieved it.  I also got to use the banners from MFT and I love them!!  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


36 years later!

I usually try to fit several challenges into one, so I used the sketch from Retro and the colors from ColourQ which seemed  appropriate for a guy.  I stamped the colors creating my focal point first, than cut out the heart and adhered the panel with dimensional.  I think my husband will like this card and together we'll celebrate 36 years later :)  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I wanted to make a vintage/modern look card and I think I achieved my idea.  The print panel was created with a paper tape roll that I bought long, long time ago.  I have been trying to use things from my stash and I have made a few cards using them.  I added the little flowers on a pine branch as a finishing  touch.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pretty Shoe

I knew the minute I saw the shoes stamp set it would be perfect for the Alley Way be Inspired challenge.  I had a sketch I wanted to use...  Freshley Made.  I stmaped the shoe in the square in black and a second time using black heat embossing, which I fussy cut, used dimensional to adhere after coloring it with Copics. The EF is from Darice and I love it.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blackboard Tech on Blue

Instead of doing the blackboard technique on black, I used Night of Navy and I think its not bad.  I created the curvy shape and embossed with the wood EF.    I first stamped the sentiment with white ink than heat embossed also in white moving the image just a bit.  I combined the photo and the sketch creating a Fusion card.  The button I had to make, not one grey button in my stash.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela


Friday, August 9, 2013

Seize the Sketch #1

A new challenge blog created by Lesley Croghan... Seize the Sketch.  Congrats and best wishes!!  I used a knitting ribbon that I bought years ago and never used, very appropriate for the challenge. I took a piece of CS and covered it with double sided tape, placed the ribbon over the sticky side to secure in place.  The banner is from Verve and the sentiment from SU.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Monday, August 5, 2013

Three in One

I was able to create a card for three challenges... Friday Mashup, Freshly Made and ColourQ.  I was inspired by a card I saw and cant' find the link, I am rushing to post on time. I will post it later.  I first die cut the clouds in the blue and again in white, inserted the white and held them in place with tape on back.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela
 Christina Maclaren  Clouds tutorial

PS: Added sentiment, sorry I was running short on time.