Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Give-A-Ways

I am taking a break in blog challenges to make give-a-ways for my sons' teachers & friends.

 My first gift card holder. The other one I made has no photo since it needs to be given away. It has a different print but basically the same lay-out.

 My other gift card holders.
Take-out boxes for my sons' five chosen friends. I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut this out. I cut it at a size that will fit a small Kit Kat candy bar & a Whopper or Milk Duds. Kit Kat was a unanimous choice of my 3 boys for a treat for their friends.




I enjoyed doing this, a little bit stressful but it was fun. Hope you enjoyed viewing it.

Maria Giselle

Saturday, December 8, 2012



This week's inspiration.

My take for the inspiration. I am using the chevron cup, steam & sentiment stamps
from the Cyber Cafe stamp set.
Initially, I was planning to stamp one cup only & put it in the center
but I felt it was too lonely so I put in 3 cups instead.
I seem to be inspired by videos in the net making window cards.
So I decided to make my own version of it, too.
I cut my Polaroid frames using the Cricut Destination cartridge.
Dry embossed one frame, outlined one & washi taped the other.
(Can't keep the washi tapes out of the picture.)
The background is also a Paper Smooches stamp, Hip To Be Square, embossed in Wow! Platinum.


Inside the card.

 Close-up of the window.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Power of Love

This is the inspiration.
And this is what I created. I used the Cyber Café Stamps.
I used the signal stamp to recreate the chevron. I used the steam stamps to recreate the swirls on the photo. I stamped the single coffee bean stamp for the letters L-V-E. Used the power button stamp on the heart. I used the wifi signal stamp as a background stamp for the banner that holds the word Love. Too bad, it's hard to see it in this picture.

The Challenger
(Picture Perfect Challenge)

 I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for viewing!



Thursday, November 22, 2012

I Am So Lucky

 This is a 2 page lay-out of my journey to motherhood of 4 boys.
 I used washi tapes as an embellishment for my journaling. I also used 2 different types of washi tape as a border between my title and photos. I pleated one of the washi tapes to mimic a ribbon & placed it on top of the other washi tape.
Here's a close-up view of the border.