Monday, February 23, 2015

Best Wishes

I used the sketch from PPA and created the side panel using the score board.  I embossed the flowers twice and fussy cut one as a whole and the second used 3 flowers and pop them with dimensional.  Added a tag, butterfly and stickles in the center of the flowers.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The sky is the limit

I think I went cloud happy...maybe too many :)  I use the inspiration colors from Fusion and the sketch from FM.  I put the frame because the hot air balloon seemed lost in the sky jijiji.  The subtle shine on the balloon made a huge difference.  The blue is not showing well, it is a pretty sky blue.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Friday, February 20, 2015

First Year Wedding Anniversary

My niece is celabrating her first year wedding anniversary and I made this card for them.  The first inspiration came from a fabolous sketch, then "feathered friends" (sadly enough it closed just as I was posting), monochrome and texture.  I made a tiny bow-tie for the male bird and a bow like for the female bird.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Last Valentine's Card

I used the sketch for the last Valentine's card of this year.  A very different sketch with lots of possibilities.  I masked the flowers and added stickles to the centers.  Thinking of fussy cutting some for dimension.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love U

This is a great sketch from Deconstructed Sketch.  This week Jen made 7 cards for Valentine and I like them all.  This card is for my daughter and husband with a box full of their favorite chocolates.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela Sketch 188
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Friday, February 13, 2015


Finally got to use one of my washi tapes, I keep buying them but for some reason I forget to use them.  Only a few more Valentine cards left to make and I'm done.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


 I wanted to show this amazing die from Simon Says, I totally love this die and how it cuts.  I used a Technique from Jennifer on the first card and cut/pieced together on the second card.  Enjoy!
Happy Valentine's Day!!
xoxo Gisela

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015


As soon as my daughter saw this card she wanted it for a very good friend who turned 30!! So away my card goes jijiji  Loving this cute bow and embossing folder, I know it will get used a lot.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela
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Valentine Calendar

Searching blogs, I found an idea that inspired me to create this card.  It was like a daily calendar with of course February 14.  I didn't bookmark the page and I can't find it, so I went by what I remembered.  I played with the settings until I computer generated the page.  The heart paper is perfect and so are the colors.  I really like the results and happy I was able to create the calendar.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

Monday, February 9, 2015

You Brighten My Day

Not a girly Valentine card, but add a few pink hearts and it might work.  I made it thinking it was masculine enough for a guy and added a heart for the occasion.  Fun stamp set from Stampin' Up.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela Simon Monday Challenge Blog


Sunday, February 8, 2015


This is a very pretty heart die from Simon Says.  I was able to trim it to fit in the space I needed and you can't even tell it was cut.  The idea was for the hearts not to disappeared so I cut the heart in vellum and added this cute xoxo.  I used fishing nylon thread to create the loops with a bead in a very pale pink.  The paper has a nice shimmer, from Michaels with a 50% coupon, great deal.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela

 PS added a heart for more color 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Little Birthday Card

I am loving this 3x4 size card, perfect for my little friend that just turned 2.  The sketch from Fusion inspired this card and although I wanted to make it for Valentine I needed a b-day card.  I used a lot of different dies, punches and an embossing folder,  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela 

Hot Air Balloon

I have two little friends 5 and 8 (my crafty partner's granddaughters) and they will be celebrating their birthday tomorrow.  Sofia loves M&M and this was perfect for her.  The little cloud in the center is the pull card for the candies to come out without breaking the card.  Enjoy!
xoxo Gisela