Sunday, May 15, 2016

Scrapbooking month, lets celebrate!

Tiempo, tiempo, necesito tiempo! Tiempo para scrapear, tiempo para hacer fotos de lo que hago (lo poco) tiempo para publicar en el blog...

Time, time, I need time! Time for scrapbooking, time for taking pictures of what I Scrapbook (the few things I do) time for publish in the blog...

Aprovechando que Mayo es Scrapbooking month me he apuntado a algunas crops y así salgo de casa y hago algo, que con los mellis no tengo tiempo de nada, y es que en casa me da mucha pereza sacarlo todo para ponerme media horita de nada que es lo que me van a dejar...

As May is Scrapbooking month I'll be attending different crop sessions, this is the only way I have to do something, with the twins I don't have time to do anything. When I'm at home I barely have half an hour of freedom to scrap and it's not worth put everything out to such a short time...

Ayer fui a una crop de 6 horitas, a parte de unas cuantas paginas de mi olvidado álbum de los enanos me dio tiempo a hacer alguna tarjeta, y aproveché a hacer una para unirme al reto de 3 Flowers, "A embosarlo todo se ha dicho".

3flowers retos de tarjetas:"A embosarlo todo se ha dicho"

Yesterday I went to a 6 hour crop session, I scrapbooked some pages of my littlies never ending album and I could do some cards also (yay!).  With one of the cards I'm participating in the 3 Flowers, "A embosarlo todo se ha dicho" challenge.

Mi tarjeta solo tiene embossing frío y caliente, para el embossing en pasta no tenía material, así que como menos es nada allá va.

My card only has cold and hot embossing, I didn't have the materials for the embossing paste. 

La verdad es que últimamente uso mucho Close to My Heart, que es un tipo Mary Kay pero de Scrap, mi amiga y compi de trabajo Nina es consultora y me tiene enganchada, todo lo que venden está perfectamente coordinado, las tintas, con los papeles, los sellos... Creo que aun no están en España, una pena porque es todo super kuki, pero bueno, menos cháchara y al lío.

Lately I love to use Close to My Heart, it's a brand like Mary Kay but about Scrapbooking instead of cosmetics. My friend and colleague Nina is a consultant and I'm addicted. Everything they sell is perfectly coordinated, the inks, the papers, the stamps... I think they are not Spain yet, what a pity because everything is amazing.

Es una tarjeta sencilla, pero a mi parecer muy limpia y elegante. Tiene una base que enmarca la tarjeta en color "sorbet" que coordina con la tinta y algunas de las flores. La tarjeta base está "embosada" en frío con una máscara circular en el centro y alrededor flores y hojas estampadas y cortadas con Cuttlebug (troqueles a juego con los sellos). El sentimiento está estampado en un gris claro que se llama "whisper" y las ramas y hojas negras llevan embossing caliente en dorado. Las flores y hojas estan colocadas alrededor de la máscara circular, algunas levantadas con foam adhesivo otras planas para darle relieve. Y bueno, mis brillitos particulares.

It's a simple card, I think it's neat and elegant. It has a base in "sorbet" color cardstock that makes the card pop. This same color is also used in the ink and cardstock of some flowers. The base of the card is cold embossed with a central and circular mask, all around the circle there are flowers and leafs stamped and cut with the Cuttlebug (it's a pack with thin cuts and coordinated stamps). The sentiment is stamped in light grey ink called "Whisper" and the black leaves and branches are hot embossed in gold. The flowers and leafs are all around the sentiment, some of them raised with sticky foam. And I added some strass (which I always love).

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SUNsation Crop 2016

Last week I went to the SUNsation Crop 2016, it was organized by Megan and it was held in the AUT Manukau Campus which is great!

We were proposed to create 2 different layouts using the new two paper collections of the seasonal catalogue of CTMH.



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wedding gift card with money pocket

I made this card as I was invited to a wedding and the couple asked for money instead of a present, I didn't want to just put money on an envelope so I made this, I am so happy with the result and it was very quick and easy to do.

I used the Charlotte paper pack from Close To My Heart and the Charlotte Complements, which I find very elegant, and as always with CTMH it's perfectly coordinated.

I made the stamping in Whisper, also from CTMH and some accents with a Copic marker in Baby skin pink (E21).

For doing the base I chose a 12x12 black cardstock, I cut 3 pieces, the main body is a 12x6 piece which I scored every 4 inches (you get three 6x4 sections) and the sides are 6x4 (x2), I scored a section of 5.5 inches and left a flap of 1/2 an inch. 

It's like a cross diagram, you put the base piece (6x12) vertical and in the middle section you have to glue the flaps, one in each side. And then decor as you want.

I think the result is very cute and turns an impersonal money gift in something special as you can use journaling cards and express your sentiments to the couple.

This also can be used as a mini album and fill it with pictures, your imagination has no limit to use this idea.