Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kaisercraft: A Shabby Chic Scrapbook Layout ~ Rose Avenue Collection

My latest project for Kaisercraft is this shabby chic scrapbook layout using the Rose Avenue collection.

I just love this collection for so many reasons. First, florals/flowers. I am floral/flower-crazy if you know me. Second, pastels! Swoon!!! Third, fussy cut heaven! Be still my heart!

If you check out my blog post on the Kaisercraft blog, you will see that I also prepared a Snapguide tutorial for you to enjoy!

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Pretty Paper Studio: My Prima Planner 'Champagne' Traveler's Notebook Setup and DIY Accessories

Hey!! I want to invite you to take a peek at my newest project for Pretty Paper Studio!
It's one of my dreams to have a Traveler's Notebook and it finally came true!!! Yipee!!!

I used the Rose Quartz collection by Prima Marketing and some gorgeous planner stuff from them too. Read more about it on the Pretty Paper Studio blog!  
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Kaisercraft: October Blog Challenge

For the month of October, the Kaisercraft challenge is all about this mood board based on the Mint Wishes collection. All you have to do is  Create any papercraft project you like using the below mood board as inspiration. 

I created a simple holiday card for your inspiration

Kaisercraft Products: PP10279 Mint Wishes Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | CD509 Kraft | SB796 Pearls Green
Other: Doily, border punch

Don't forget to check out more inspiring creations from the rest of the design teams! 

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Clique Kits: World Card Making Day

Hello, everyone!!! 
Sorry for I am just posting my cards for the challenges I hosted for World Card Making Day last October 7 in The Clique Facebook Group! Eeeks! :D

I used my October "Girl Tribe" kit for boths cards. I just love the vibrant, bold and fun colors in the Glitter Girl collection by Shimelle and I thought it's perfect for the Happy Birthday cards I wanted to make. 

The first card is for the challenge, USE A CUT FILE.  I used one of the exclusive cut files from January 2017 and placed them over the colorful strips of papers. 

The second card is for my RECIPE CHALLENGE.

All you have to do is choose AT LEAST 3 ITEMS in the list:
1. Ribbon or bow
2. Fussy Cut
3. Shape: heart and/or star
4. Glitter
5. Sticker/s
6. Flower/s
7. Button/s
8. Washi tape
9. Stripes
10. Die Cuts

You may include as many as you like as long as it's a minimum of the 3 items in the list like I did with my card. I chose Fussy cut, Shape: Heart and Star, Glitter, Stickers, Flowers, and Die Cuts.

If you want to join in the fun and play along, just find us on Facebook (The Clique). You don't have to be a subscriber or use a CK kit to be eligible to play and win! You have until the 28th to create and enter your cards into the challenges. Winners will be chosen on the 29th.

Hope to see you all there!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Kaisercraft: Christmas Edition Tags

I have one last project this month for Kaisercraft using the Christmas Edition collection

This week, we're to create Christmas Tags and this set is my take on this assignment

I love the silver foil in this collection! It's hard to capture but I hope you'd be able to see the shimmery shining splendor of those foiled papers hehe Of course, I had to fussy cut for clustering and layering :D

I added a subtle color to break the monochromatic look of black and white

Simple yet elegant. 
I hope you like these tags!
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Pretty Paper Studio: Bingo Recipe Challenge

You still have time to join the challenge at the PPS blog this month!
It's all about BINGO, easy and fun!

For my first project, I created a scrapbook layout and I chose the pattern you see in the image above.

Here is my no-patterned paper scrapbook layout!

I have a step-by-step tutorial you can follow to re-create something like this too!
Check it out on the Pretty Paper Studio blog to see the complete list of products I used and the challenge mechanics too as well.

I also used the BINGO Recipe challenge to decorate my planner spreads for this month. 

I used the lowest line on the card for the ingredients in my planner spreads.


~ PINK and TEAL ~
Lots of pinks and teals in the Be Happy Ephemera pack, Be Happy Stickers, Be Happy and Good Vibes washi tape sets all by Prima Marketing Inc.

I slightly colored several doilies with pink and gray watercolors
I used my Martha Stewart butterfly and generic hole punches to create the confetti-like circles and butterflies in my monthly spread.

 Then for the scallop, I adhered the gold washi tape to a piece of plain paper and used my 1-inch puncher. Instant scallop border!

Love how the whole month looked in my planner! SO pretty, if I may say so.

You still have a day to join the challenge this month.
Check out on the Pretty Paper Studio blog how to enter.

Supplies used available in the PPS store.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kaisercraft: Christmas Edition scrapbook layout

I shared this scrapbook layout along with other design team members on the Kaisercraft blog a few days ago.

I added a pop of red color and some antique gold mist

See the gift from my title? I printed it in reverse and manually cut with fine tip scissors. And then used the Kaisercraft glitter cardstock as a mat. I was lazy to pull out my Cameo machine lol!
Printing Tip: Lower the opacity of the letters and print in grayscale to save ink

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Kaisercraft: Set of cards using Letters To Santa collection

Sharing this set of cards using the Letters To Santa collection.

You can see more card inspiration on THIS blog post and what supplies I also used in creating these cards.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

Clique Kits: 2017-18 Fall/Winter Design Team Blog Hop


Welcome to my blog! If you are here for the 2017-2018 Clique Kits Fall/Winter Design Team introduction Blog Hop you have come to the right place. Clique Kits has so much planned for this term and we cannot wait to meet you, create with you, and inspire you.

Here is the list of blogs to visit in today’s hop. In case you get lost, these links will be posted on every blog including your final destination…the Clique Kits Blog. It wouldn’t be a celebration without a giveaway, and one lucky blog hopper will be randomly selected to win an October kit

To enter to win, simply like and follow Clique Kits on Facebook and/or Instagram, and follow the Clique Kits blog. In addition, leave a comment with some love on each blog. We would love it if you tag a friend along the way, and both you and your friend will be granted additional entries. The more you share, the more chances to win. So here we go!

Donna Espiritu (YOU ARE HERE)

A little bit about me:

I'm Donna Espiritu, from the Philippines currently living in Saudi Arabia with my husband and darling daughter who is turning 3 this coming October (how time flies). I love getting crafty especially creating scrapbook pages. I also do digital scrapbooking so I dabble with hybrid (digital + paper scrapbooking/crafting combined) from time to time. And I am currently addicted to decorative planning!

More fun facts about me:

1. What is your favorite technique to use in your layouts/projects? - if layering is a technique, then it is my favorite! And/or clustering. I just love to add bits and pieces on top of each other to make chunky layers. I know it can be bulky but I love how my projects look with all those layers and clusters of embellishments.

2. Who is your favorite designer? - this is a tough question but I answered this a while ago in the CK FB group page. It's between Suse Fish and Kim Watson. And I'd also like to add Paige Taylor Evans! They're my idols and inspiration!

3. How did you get started scrapbooking/card making? - the "obsession" started after I got married, around 2004. I wanted to make my own wedding album but ended up making my first niece's baby album instead. There was a time (2009) I stopped paper scrapbooking when I went to Singapore for a vacation before going here to Saudi Arabia to be with hubby. I continued scrapbooking digitally and also started hybrid (mostly card making) because I missed creating with papers and scissors :)

4. What do you love the most about creating? - Scrapbooking has been and always will be a form of creative expression for me. I get satisfied when I finish a project, may it be super simple like a 30-minute layout or a 5-days-in-the-making layout lol I also like that I get to document moments in our lives especially my daughter's who is growing up way too fast. I love that I can record our memories, both special and everyday stuff, through pages we can go back to from time to time.

My Social Media links:

Facebook page

Here are some of my favorite creations the past months for Clique Kits:

"You and Me" layout 
~ April Kit ~

"Shine like the stars"
~ June Kit ~

"August Planner Spreads and personalized accessories"
~ August Kit ~ 

I am so happy and thankful to be on the team for another term! I can't wait to share more of my projects with you all and hopefully inspire you to create with us using kits from the CK store!

Your next stop: Clique Kits blog

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have fun hopping along!

Happy crafting,

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Kaisercraft: Letters To Santa

Sharing a couple of projects I created for Kaisercraft using the Letters To Santa collection

~ I used the Mini Designer Template –  Holly Leaves to create the textured background ~

Kaisercraft Products:  PP1028 Paper Pad | IT022 Holly Leaves – Mini Template | CT890 Collectables | RS405 Rhinestones – Lippy Red | KM109 KaiserMist – Red |KM118 KaiserMist – Olive | KM117 KaiserMist – Apple | KM104 KaiserMist – Lime Green | T314 Double-sided tape | T321 Acid-free Craft Glue | T302 Foam Tape | CD511 Card Pack C6 – White
Other: Modelling Paste, Thread
"Special Moments" Layout
~ We were provided a sketch for the September Blog Challenge and this is my take on it ~  

Kaisercraft Products: Letters to Santa – CT890 Collectables | P2392 Poinsettia Garland | P2396 Christmas Traditions | PP1028 Paper Pad |
CD101 Coconut | AS258 Alpha Sticker Sheet – Red | SB789 Chino | RS405 Lippy Red | KM109 Kaisermist – Red | KM118 Kaisermist – Olive | KM117 Kaisermist – Apple | KM104 Kaisermist – Lime Green | T303 Mounting Foam | T314 Double-sided Tape | T321 Acid-free Craft Glue

Other: Red ribbon (bow) | Doily | Thread

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kaisercraft: Merry Memories

It's another Christmas Jewel project and this time, it's a scrapbook layout

Since living here in Saudi Arabia, I don't get to celebrate Christmas and New Year like I used to. But there are times I need to use photos of certain themes like Snow themed papers/kit, Back-to-school, camping, animals/pets, and of course, Christmas.
Good thing I have relatives who let me "borrow" aka grab their photos to use in my projects. Like this photo of my aunt and her family in Texas.

The silver foiled papers and embellishments in the Christmas Jewel collection are so pretty

I added different types of foam tape to create different dimensions to some of the elements in the layout

I also added one of my favorite techniques here, paper pleating. I think the first time I did this was more than 10 years ago and it's such a fun and interesting way to add texture to your project.

Kaisercraft Products: P2362 Gilded Snowflakes | P2368 Holiday Wishes | P2363 Carols | P2366 Silver Swirl | PP1025 paper pad | IT451 Tile Pattern 6×6 Designer Template | IP732 Orchid | SS344 Christmas Jewel – Sticker Sheet | CT344 Collectables – Christmas Jewel | RS456 Lilac | F660 Mini paper blooms | T302 Foam tape  | T315 Double-sided tape | T321 Acid-free craft glue 
Other: Glimmer Mist
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