Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Mini Baskets

Hello Good Friday!  Hope my friends are relaxing spiritually and physically.

I didn't have time during the week to prepare for a Friends with Flair post (Unity Stamp Co.)...  not that I did not make any project, but posted them all and I like to post specifically for FWF and not repost anything.  So, thank God could make these to show before the linky is closed :).

I'm in a recycling mode lately.  Economic situation at home and country is not very healthy, so whatever I can do to ease the expenses, I do.  So for the Easter "mini baskets", I went with these soap boxes I've been reserving for a project.

I covered the first one with paper.

Added a border to help hide imperfections...

And made this fun front cover...  Just cut some strips and inked the edges...

Then fixed to the left with tape while arranged alternately facing back.

Then glued the base also facing back.

... trimmed.

Final result was this "basket" like cover.  I also hand cut some grass and embellished as shown.

Then I went for a second one. Covered with paper, added the borders and embellished with flowers and the sentiment.
I love how delicate this one resulted.

And finally a third one... covered with washi tape... knowing will be transparent but this is just the base.  I would cover then the see through sections with circles of patterned papers, little flowers and sequins.

Just need to put some candy and eggs inside...   Ready for a Happy Easter!  Glad I could do this and be able to link to Unity...  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Daisies Card

Monday Night?  Eeeek!  I said I was going to bed early and now there's an eclipse to watch?  No, no, no...  I'm sorry.  I love to live the moment and enjoy life, but I can probably sleep a couple of hours and then wake up to see the red moon... if I can get up!
But before going to get some rest... what about a CAS card?

Before showing it to you... do you know what CAS mean?  It stands for "clean and simple".  You want to leave open space, without embellishments, avoiding lots of layers.  It is important to also have a featured element as a focal point.  This means there must be something that when you look at the card you quickly see it 'cause it gets the attention.  It's the one thing you see first and remains as the main thing.  The CAS project is usually easy to reproduce... This means you can replicate a card maybe using other paper, other image, etc... but basically same "layout".  If you have to look at a project and think "how was this done?", then it probably isn't CAS.  And this doesn't mean you can't use some techniques...ok.  Some people think CAS style does not allow for painting, embossing, using color, and some texture... You can't abuse... but can allow.

I used daisies on this one and will link to the Sunday CAS challenge at the Outlawz Challenges.

A very CAS card using mostly white and with the flowers as the main element.

You can easily make a similar card or replicate this one with cardstock, half doily, a stamped image and a sentiment.  Of course, this one card is unique... LOL!

Here's a closer look.  Note I also added some glitter to the flowers... just a extra touch without over doing it.  I was tempted to add some pearls, but this one beauty already has just enough to be called a CAS card.

Hope you are having a great Holy Week...

Tks for your comments.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

LCSC34 - A Sketch Challenge!

Hi!  Hope you are having a great weekend!


I dedicated today to make some kits I needed to finish on time.  I have a class to offer on April 26, but I know how busy I will be these next weeks and how many projects I have waiting for inspiration and TIME.  The good news is that I already made them... so did the instructions and all for now. Sigh!!!

Hola! Espero estén teniendo un gran fin de semana!

Hoy dediqué el día a hacer algunos kits que debía terminar a tiempo. Voy a dar una clase el 26 de abril, pero sé lo ocupadas que serán estas próximas semanas y cuántos proyectos tengo esperando inspiración y tiempo. La buena noticia es que ya los hice... y hasta las instrucciones y todo por ahora. Ufff!!!

I then made some space to make a card for the Latina Crafter challenge.  I really want to be able to support this company because it provides great products for us.... "latina" crafters.  So,  that's why you see this Spanish version in red.  Remember you can always also use the translator in my blog and read every post in the language you prefer.

Entonces hice un poco de espacio para hacer una tarjeta para el reto de Latina Crafter. Realmente quiero apoyar esta empresa porque ofrece excelentes productos para nosotras... las latinas. Entonces, por eso ven esta versión en español en rojo. Recuerden que siempre también pueden utilizar el traductor en mi blog y leer todos los posts en el idioma que prefieran.

.I used the sketch #34 to make this card.  I used a vintage look with cream, pink and black colors.  Used some vellum, ink,  ribbon, sequins and paper flowers.  For an original technique, I stamped the sentiment first in the pink cardstock, then in the cream circle, and positioned the circle right on the other sentiment to match.  You can also do it directly in the two cardstocks at the same time but sometimes the stamping can be interrupted in the join lines, so this way you make sure you won't lose any part of the sentiment or image.

Usé el sketch #34 para hacer esta tarjeta. Usé un look vintage con colores crema, rosados y negros. Usé vellum, tinta, cinta, lentejuelas y flores de papel. Para una técnica original, estampé el mensaje primero en el "cardstock" rosa, entonces en el círculo de "cardstock" crema y pegué el círculo encima del otro mensaje para parearlos. También puedes hacerlo directamente en las dos cartulinas al mismo tiempo, pero a veces el estampado puede ser interrumpido en las líneas donde se unen los dos "cardstocks". De la forma que lo hice, te aseguras de que no perderá ninguna parte del mensaje o imagen.

Here's the sketch for your reference.

Aquí el "sketch" para tu referencia.

And here's a full close up of the card.

Y aquí un acercamiento total de la tarjeta.

I wanted to also share a thought with you.  I have some friends who do not like making cards.  They prefer layouts, mini albums, or anything that has to do with photos.  I just want to tell them they can enjoy making the cards and use them for other things but a card.

Quería también compartir un pensamiento con ustedes. Tengo amigas del scrapbooking a quienes no les gusta hacer tarjetas. Prefieren páginas, mini álbumes o cualquier cosa que tenga que ver con las fotos. Sólo quiero decirles que pueden disfrutar haciendo las tarjetas y utilizarlas para otras cosas que no sea el uso tradicional de una tarjeta.

For example, cards can be great covers for mini albums.  They can also be part of your journal pages and provide great journaling in layouts or other projects.  You can use them to complement your mixed media projects, and as embellishments in your layouts.  What about with photos in a shadow box?  You can even frame them and combine with framed photos for your around the house projects.

Por ejemplo, las tarjetas pueden ser excelentes portadas para mini álbumes. También pueden ser parte de las páginas del diario (journaling) y proporcionar excelentes mensajes o documentación escrita en otros proyectos o páginas. Las pueden usar para complementar sus proyectos de mixed media y como adornos en páginas y otros trabajos. ¿Qué tal con fotos en un "shadow box"? Incluso puedes enmarcarlas y combinar con fotos enmarcadas en todos los proyectos de adornos alrededor de la casa.

This is a simple layout using the card I just showed you.  I just quickly positioned the elements to take a photo and show you, but sure this can be improved LOL!  Just an example!

Esta es una paginita sencilla que hice usando la tarjeta que acabo de mostrarles. Coloqué rápidamente los elementos para tomar una foto y enseñárselas, pero de seguro que esto puede ser mejorado... jajajaja Es solamente un ejemplo! 

So, next time you have a chance, make some cards with your friends... and don't send them to anybody... use them as journaling or as a key part of your next project!  :)

Así, la próxima vez que tengan la oportunidad, hagan algunas tarjetas con sus amigas del hobby, y no se las tienen que enviar a nadie... úsenlas como "journaling" o como una parte esencial de su próximo proyecto! :)

Remember I will offer a class.  We will make 5 cards for Mother's Day...  or remember, you can use them for other things.  Email me if you want information or visit me on facebook (Scrapper Myra).

Have a great weekend!

Recuerden que voy a ofrecer una clase. Haremos 5 tarjetas para el Día de las Madres... y recuerden... pueden utilizarlas para otras cosas. Envíenme un correo electrónico si desean información o visítenme en facebook (Scrapper Myra).

Que tengan un excelente fin de semana!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Speaking about challenge!

Hello My Friends.

Hope your Friday is Full of Happiness!!!

First things first... I had a color challenge in my fan page and wanted to have some friends joining in just for fun but did not achieve quorum for the great giveaway.   It's ok.  It's the fun that counts.
However, I want to thank Anya Lynette from Maia Ink for her support.  She is a Unity Stamp lover just as I am, so I have this Unity candy for her... Yes, Anya... these are yours.  Tks for your participation in my challenge. 

Well... and today I am sharing a card made with Unity stamps using the new Be Inspired Challenge colors.  Love the combination and I think I will be inspired even more with it in the near future.  But for now this card. 

I used SMAK stamps and love how they look with the textured cardstock for perfect imperfection.  Added the green color with some sequins (Oh, I love sequins!) and some glitter.

Please leave a message for a chance to win with Unity 'cause I am linking this to Friday Friends with Flair.  Besides, I love to read your comments.  :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A lot of photos!!!

 Hey there!

I made a two-page layout using lots of photos...  When I started in this hobby I used to place multiple photos in one page.  My style has changed and I don't use lots of photos very often.  But when you want to show a whole fun weekend in two pages, you have to accept the "multiple photo come back"!!! LOL.

For this weekend scrapped in these pages, we had 5 of our nephews/nieces at home without their parents.  Just them with us!!!  Oh... I just think of it and I'm tired again.  But I loved the experience and they sure had a blast.

I used the Unity Be Inspired Challenge for inspiration and chose the colors in it to add stamped words and accents through the pages without over embellish them so the photos can look great.

Tks for stopping by... and tks for your comments.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Only 5 days left!

Do you know I have a challenge going on?  Yes, I do!!!!

It's a color challenge just for fun. 

Make a project using the colors below as inspiration. 

Send me by email or facebook the photo of the project. If we get 10 friends to participate, one will win goodies. 

More information here:

This is a card I made using my own color challenge. 

I will be waiting for your entries!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 4, 2014

What day is today?

I know I am sooo predictable.  You know I'm going to say today is Friday... LOL!  But it is!

Time to start the weekend...
Time for get some rest and finish the hard working week...
Time for Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Co...
Time for Happy Hour...

Sorry I just realized this card kind of still had some glue wet here and there when I took the photos... I really couldn't wait.

But the important thing is that it suits perfectly the fact that TODAY IS FRIDAY... LOL!

Will link it up to FWF... so leave a comment for a chance to win.

I will also share at Unity Show & Tell in Facebook for the Itty Bitty a Day challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Remember I also have a challenge...  yes... please be part of it.  INFO HERE.