Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sparkle and Shine

Hello Everyone! this is my second card for
the Pin-Sights Challenge at the Ellen Hutson ClassRoom
the Inspiration is so beautiful with lots of soft
colors and of course a great prize!


Here is the inspiration:

AprilPinsights


The colors I used for this card are:
Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh
Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers
Distress Ink Shaded Lilac

This challenge is an inspirational based Challenge held
each month.  The challenge is based on a Pinterest inspired
piece chosen specifically for this challenge.
To participate use any Essentials by Ellen product and
create a project based on the inspirational photo.

I hope you can start participating on this Fun
Challenge, as I said before the prize is Amazing!!!!
I would say the best prize I have ever received
from a Stamp company.....
As easy as that! I won the prize on April and bought 
a lot of great things!

Hugs


Waleska

Monday, April 24, 2017

What is a CAS card?

Hi Card Makers... For this week's challenge on the


The theme is CAS


And as dumb as it can sound I did not know 
what does CAS mean... I hear it before and kind
 of have an idea of it, but did not know exactly 
the meaning of creating a CAS card, so here is
what I learned:

What is CAS?
CAS stands for Clean and Simple

*Your card has to have a design concept
and not so much embellishments.
*Your card needs to be uncluttered
*Your card needs to have lots of 
white space or open space
*Your card needs to have a focal point

But everyone can understand CAS
in different ways, everyone have their
own design style, so I guess the Card Police
is not going to arrest you if you make your
own style of CAS... hahaha

Hope this can help instead of confuse you!
For my card I made a rainbow, but I don't have 
a Rainbow die so I created one with a hill die 
from the Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders


This is a little trick I learned from the Amazing
Jennifer McGuire (video link)


I cut lots of this borders from different colors
and then glue them together to make the 
Rainbow... They fit perfect so it is very easy
to make perfect Rainbows.

I hope you can play along with us at the
Always Fun Challenges
there is a new challenge every Monday!

Hugs

Waleska

(The information in my post is from
Splitcoaststampers)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chicks Graduation

Ohh how much fun was to create this funny
Chicks Graduation!
This is my entry for the Lawn Fawnatics 
Challenge #3 OUTSTANDING OCCASIONS


I wanted to create a Graduation and since almost all
of the Lawn Fawn stamps coordinate I used one of 
the chicks of  the Chirp Chirp Chirp stamp set
and the Graduation hat from the Smart Cookie set

For the Stage I used a Silhouette File called
DRAMA THEATER STAGE by Samantha Walker
Design #9369
and colored it with Distress Inks
(I had to resize the image to fit my card)


I hope you had a great weekend and can be inspired
by my funny card!  I am totally planning to save this
card to give it to my little brother for his Graduation!

Hugs


Waleska

Friday, April 21, 2017

Flower Rain


This is my entry to the current

Pin-Sights Challenge at the ClassRoom


The beautiful inspiration for this challenge
has lots of soft colors and a spring vibe.


I used the Silver Linings by Julie dies with
a little flower of the Bear Ware by Julie
I used a white glitter cardstock to embellish
the cloud and make some heart dies.


The last Pin-Sights Challenge I was the winner
of the $50 gift certificate, and it was a perfect
time to win because that same week the Ellen Hutson
shop had a great deal so I bought so many stamps!!!
So excited for that Haul!

I hope you have a great day!

Waleska

Thursday, April 20, 2017

How to make a Water Shaker?

Hello my Sweet Friends and CDD Fans!
The April release is available at the shop
and this is my last card for this Release Event!


I am very proud of  Tara Bruening (CDD owner)
and her Amazing job every release!
I love to be part of a company with so many
unique stamps and dies!

For this card I created a Water Shaker!!!
Yes you can make Water Shakers.....
Let me show you how?


First you need to make your window 
and as any other shaker you glue the 
acetate to the back of the window.


Then you have to start working on your
water shaker, for mine I use a small bag
that you can seal on top, (like Ziploc bags.)   I filled 
it with a little of water and add the color with 
distress reinkers.


What I do next is, secure the bag with 
lots of clear tape in the up part 
I attached the bag on top of the window I die cut
all of this in the back part of course
(I tape only the top of the bag) to my card
it is also important that the window you 
cut is smaller than the bag with water.
Clean your bag before you attach it to your 
card base... (This is important)

 

I put double sided tape around the card
it is better if you double the tape for the
water to have room to move.
I attached this to my card base... and
Tadahhhhh you have your Water Shaker!


I hope you find this little tutorial of help,
if you want to create one of this fun interactive
cards!  Kids love them! I don't know about 
the mailing (if it is safe to send it, because 
I have never tried it) but I know you can
make someone happy giving one of this in 
person to someone special.
So remember:

"When life gives you puddles,
jump in them.... and have fun!

Hugs,


Waleska

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Carry an Umbrella


Hello CDD Friends are you enjoying our April
release? Today I want to share the card I created
with our cute and new stamp set "Stormy Weather"
and our new Cloud die.


For this card I used Oxide Inks in colors
Broken China and Faded Jeans
with a smooshing technique to give the look
of rainwater


I die cut the some clouds with our new
Cloud die and give it a little color with a gray marker 


I added some yellow sequins as waterdrops 
from our Pastel Paradise sequin mix


Craftin Desert Divas products:









I hope you love our April release as much as
we do... remember to share with us your projects
in our facebook gallery using our products!



Monday, April 17, 2017

Fairytale Dreams


Today is the second day of the Craftin Desert Divas
April release and we are sharing the new and adorable
"Fairytale Dreams" stamp set... which has some of 
our favorite Fairytale girls from all time! 
My sweet girl Liah loves this set! you know why...


For this set of cards I used lots of Dies from 
Craftin Desert Divas so I wanted to share with 
you all the things you can do with even the smallest
of dies that come on each set! All you have to do 
is think outside of the box... As you know already
scene cards are my favorite so I had the best time
making this set of four cards...

The first card is an ocean theme so I used the 
great waves from our Outdoor Landscape Dies
and for the back of the ocean I used the mountain
from the Scene Builder dies which I love because
you get so many dies that can be used in many 
different ways, for all the cards I used the 
Fancy Frame Dies to give a unified look to the set of four.


I wanted an Oriental look to this one so I used
the little Tree Trunk from the Scene Builder Dies
to make some branches and make one of those beautiful
trees with pink flowers, the small flower is also a 
new die from this release!


For this into the woods scene card I used the
Scene Builder Dies again and I also used the 
little leaves that come in this set to make some
colorful wind and I also added sequins in different
colors, all of the cards are colored with distress inks.


This card was my last and I wanted to give the
look of a swamp so I used the leafs that come in
our Inside Scalloped Circles dies in a deep
green and added some gold stickles to give the 
look of a bunch of fireflies.

All the sentiments on this set are Awesome!
I hope you liked my cards and can be inspired
to make a card to a special girl of simply have
fun with this set! this and the whole release
will be available on Friday! Be ready to Shop!!!

Hugs,