Thursday, October 16, 2014

Clique Kits Varsity Team introduction (part 2)

I forgot to schedule this post and was sitting in the drafts... argghh.... 
Anyways, I just want to share with you my introduction to the Clique Kits as one of the Varsity Team members... check out this post here to see my fellow fab teamies! Lots of inspiring works of art ;)

I used the October kit "Masquerade Ball" for this page... ain't the colors so pretty and cool?? Love it!

close up shot of the hidden journal cards

AWESOME NOTE: You can use code DONNA10 to receive 10% savings when you shop at the Clique Kits store. 


Happy crafting,
Donna
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

An Eerie Tale stamp storage

Hello crafty peeps!
It has been weeks since the last time I posted. Was super busy and kind of resting from making crafty things once in a while since my right hand is not functioning that well (always numb and painful when I work it too much.. like typing this post. Good thing I still finish, just super slow lol!

Today, I want to share with you another Graphic 45 project I created a while back but just sharing now. I used the gorgeous An Eerie Tale collection for this one. I was thinking of how to store my Graphic 45 stamps and I didn't have any at the time I unpacked them. But I did have some foam boards lying around and thought I could make use of that and create a storage- from scratch.


You can check out more detail shots and the complete list of supplies used in making this storage in the Graphic 45 blog.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's a baby shower: part 2

Here is the second installment of my DIY party decors for Pretty Paper Studio's challenge this month... oh.. and yes, it's for MY baby shower!!! So this kinda serve a double-purpose as well... you kinda get a hint of my baby's gender just by looking at these pretty projects, right? :D

I AM Beyond excited to see my baby girl in person this coming November... I love her with all my heart already... sigh.... (and while typing this, she's doing some crazy somersaults in mommy's tummy lol!)

So here is the invite idea.. tutorial in the blog post here...
a box to be used for the baby onesies once guest finished writing their sweet sentiments
Some painted bottles adorned with beautiful flowers, ribbons and bows... and a small embossed monogram... I love that monogram!

Complete list of supplies in this POST... thanks for dropping by!


Happy crafting,
Donna
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's a baby shower...

Hiya folks.. please check out my first installment for the DIY party decors I created for Pretty Paper Studio's challenge this month... 


Complete list of supplies HERE... thanks for dropping by!


Happy crafting,
Donna
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To travel is to live.. Come away with me

Hiya crafty peeps!
I have another Graphic 45 project I wanna share with you all today. It's a mini-album using the Come away with me collection.


Check out more detailed shots and a Snapguide tutorial on the Graphic 45 blog.
Thanks for dropping by!


Happy crafting,
Donna
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Paper Crafter's Library DT feature: Celebrate moments mini-album by Donna Espiritu

Woot! Check out Paper Crafter's Library DT feature today... yep! It's ME! :)
I created a mini-album with video tutorial... so head on over to their blog to take a look on my project.

Here is a little sneak peek for you all! :D


Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Monday, September 15, 2014

You bewitch me

Hi all! 
I have another Graphic 45 project I wanna share today...  It's a simple but very nice card, I would say :)

"You bewitch me"
I love how this card turned out, the colors in the collection jived so well even if my aim is not really a Halloween-themed card. I really like the blend of textures courtesy of the embossed background and the dimension of the layered flowers.
I used an embossing folder which I have in my stash for the longest time. I am afraid to use it but I recently had the courage to play with some dies and embossing to add texture to my projects.

I say let's not be afraid to experiment and use up whatever we have in our stash!
Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies used:
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 An Eerie tale flowers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale stickers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale banners
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Collection Tranquility decorative die
Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen embossing folder
Manor house flower and leaves
Distress Ink Antique Linen
White cardstock
Adhesives (glue, foam tape, double-sided tape)

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Come away with me cards

I made two cards recently for a Design team call.. which I unfortunately didn't make. lol! :D But I am okay with it... it made me do something out of my usual comfort zone. I loved how these cards turned out and made me wanna make more!

"The joy of the journey"
First time to try out embossing a metal embellishment.. and I LOVED it! It's soooo cool! I will definitely do this more often. Oh and see, I used my Sizzix Tattered floral die again.. I will never get tired using it over and over! Lol! :D 


This card is pretty chic I must say, the heart is actually stacked 3 times for a nice effect. It's not clearly seen in the image but it's like butterfly wings :D
Some of the supplies I used on these cards can be purchased at the Pretty Paper Studio store.
Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies used:
Graphic 45 Come away with me paper collection
Graphic 45 Come away with me  Ephemera pack
Graphic 45 Staples metal key
Graphic 45 Staples metal butterflies
Graphic 45 Saples metal brad
Sizzix tattered floral die
Couture Creations Endless Dream colletion: tranquility and kaleidoscope heart
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline howdy doody clear stamp
Cuttlebug Embossing folder: Moroccan Screen
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Anna Griffin: Brocade
Rhinestones
twine
Stazon brown ink
Stickles


Happy crafting,
Donna
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Petaloo and Graphic 45 blog hop: Day 4

I am excited to share with you what I have created for the Petaloo and Graphic 45 blog hop! We're on day 4 and we still have lots of fabulous projects to share with you all!

Here is the Halloween decor I created for this hop. I wasn't able to get my Petaloo flowers on time so I just used what I have and somehow made it work for my idea!

"Magical and enchanting Halloween hanging wood decor"

There were several papers in the collection that were dream come true for fussy cutters like me. Even the smallest of prints (like the roses) added great dimension when popped up with foam tape. I created this wooden decor painting the wood with gesso and then purple acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I applied Mod Podge on the surface and started decorating with the fussy cut pieces. I also made a wing out of washi tape adhered on a piece of patterned paper and placed underneath the woman figure, depicting either an angel or a fairy. Up to your imagination!

I brushed stickles on some parts like the flowers and some of the fussy cut pieces using my finger. I finished it off with a ribbon attaching it to the back.

I hope you liked this and do visit the Graphic 45 and Petaloo blogs for more inspiring projects from fellow DT members and for a chance to WIN great prizes!!!

Supplies:
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 washi tape
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale chipboards
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale stickers
Petaloo flowers Botanica collection Faux dried minis
Petaloo flowers Floral Embellishments Darjeeling Medium Mix
Ribbon
Gesso
Acrylic paint
Mod Podge matte
Stickles
Black ink
Adhesives (glue, foam tape)

Happy crafting,
Donna
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Mother Goose backpack with mini-album

I've had this backpack template long time ago and just got to play with it recently for a Graphic 45 project. It was fun assembling, I made three! Each one for my nieces (Cheska, Chanelle and Chloe).
I used my favorite flower die at the moment, the Sizzix tattered floral die. You might probably see projects from me with flowers made out of this die for a very long time hahaha I also used this to my Mother Goose tag mini-album.
I also made coordinating mini-albums to store those back-to-school photos of your precious little ones.


For the complete list of supplies, check out the post on the Graphic45 blog
Backpack template from here.
Happy crafting,
Donna
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