Friday, August 31, 2012

35th Wedding Anniversary

The challenge requires making a project with a picture so back to my roots I went, scrapbooking.  I had taken this photo of the restaurant sign after we had dinner there and thought of making a page for our 35th Wedding Anniversary.
I scored 1/2 the page to mimic the wood in the sign and used the colors in the picture to create the page.  I also created a small envelope to save the receipt and the fortune cookie papers and tucked it under the picture.  Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Five Little Christmas Trees

I ran out of time again.  I thought I had plenty of time and submission is closed.  Oh well, I'm going to post it anyways.  They are a lot of pretty cards with this sketch from Freshly Made. Some are very creative and you can get a lot of inspiration from these talented ladies.  My card is simple but cute and I like the finished result.  Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela

Monday, August 27, 2012

Big Flower

Create with Connie and Mary has a sketch this week that I really like.  I had a few ideas but the big flower got my attention and since I have made several of these flowers for tags, I decided to use it on a card.  You can find this flower in the SU catalog where I saw it for the first time.  I added some Stickles to the i but it didn't  photograph well.  Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's all about Flowers

I like to match the flowers with the DSP and that sometimes can be a problem.  But I was lucky this time because I remembered that I had a similar flower to the one I had stamped and searching for it I went.  I found it quite fast and using the Cricut I cut the flowers in dark blue.  I created the vase with the Ornament paper punch by cutting a small piece at the bottom. The border is from EK, the CS from SU and the DSP I created with the Summer Silhouettes stamp set also from SU.  Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela

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Friday, August 17, 2012

I Love You

This is a fun card and I have the perfect use for it... my 35th wedding anniversary.  The idea just popped the instant I saw the sketch from NAC and I will also post it in SUO.  I created different elements by embossing, using DSP, a heart punch, and computer a generated 'I' and 'U'.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the black paper and wanted to emboss it in white but it didn't have enough ink on the stamp...had to cover the oops!  I like how it doesn't look girly but masculine enough to give to my husband.  I hope he will like it.  Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela


Thursday, August 16, 2012

PCS - Sublime Nuptials

 The August issue has arrived.  This month The Paper Crafters Sampler has compiled another special wedding issue.  "Sublime Nuptials" offers project ideas for late summer and early fall themed weddings.

This month The Sampler offers the exclusive Swan Boat template as well as a bonus Wedding Coach.
Here's a glimpse of what's inside:

Here is a sneak peek of my project for "Sublime Nuptials"

You can purchase the August issue of Paper Crafters Sampler here.
Don't forget to use code PCSGL at checkout. Thanks!

It's a Boy!!

Made the card for last week's Freshly Made and missed posting time. OOPS!  Not this week...I like the sketch and my card is ready to post. 
This is a combo of two ideas: Freshly Made and the SU Catalog.  I made it for a friend that is having a baby boy and the shower is next month.  As I was looking at the card I thought it would look really pretty for a wedding with silver and the bride's choice of color.  I'm definetively making one.  Everything I used is SU.  Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Snow Flake

I came across this challenge while visiting LeAnne's blog who made a super cute card for this challenge.  After I finished the card I realized it was SU only and unfortunately my card is not.  I wanted to post it anyway just to support this new challenge blog.  Stop by Nacho Average Challenges and play with them. Enjoy!
XOXO Gisela