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HIMCR Blogiversary #2: KISS

It’s the second challenge of the day at Hiding in my Craft Room, in celebration of our Blogiversary. The challeng is “Keep it Simple Sweetie!” (KISS). This just basically means to keep your project nice and simple or clean styled.

Our sponsor is  

The giveaway is a 
$20 Gift Certificate to the store!

Of course I had the chance to try out some amazing metallic papers from Paper Temptress and what a priviledge really! The textures, the shimmer, the weight of the sheets… Just a delight to work with!

For this card I dried emboss a layer of Lagoon Mica Metallic cardstock (I love this color!), using the faux letterpress techique with Brilliance pigment ink in Pearlescent beige. The effect is really subtle but it does give the debossing a deeper shadow that you can’t tell right away.

I went for the true CAS style and die cut a circle from Silver Mica Metallic cardstock with the largest of Spellbinders Classic Circle Small. I also die cut butterflies from Spellbinders Butterflies Two from Candido Incandescent Metallic cardstock. I then splattered some Inka-Gold (in yellow gold) water to the butterflies by tapping a brush. And finally I heat embossed sentiment from Gina K. Designs’ Little things stamp set on Vellum. All was adhered to a Leather Textured cardstock card base.

This will be my last project for the day but please keep vising Hiding in my Craft Room and my teammates’ blogs to learn about the remainding challenges and see all what has been created for your inspiration. 
Congratulations Laurie on your blog anniversary! I wish you many more!

Thanks you so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Butterfly – CAS on Sunday
Gold – Addicted to CAS

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It’s a Blogiversary Party!

I am so happy to have a chance to celebrate, together with my teammates, Hiding in my Craft Room’s blog anniversary! There will be lots of fun challenges and giveaways throughout the entire day today. These challenges will last all week long to give you time to play along.

To start the party we have the all time favorite Super Scraps Saturday. A month wouldn’t be complete without a Super Scraps challenge!

The sponsor is
The giveaway is a
$12 Gift Certificate to the store!
I had the opportunity to use one of their lovely images called Spring Branch, which I loved to color! 

I colored this digi with Spectrum Noir markers from various sets (Yellows, Reds, Greens, Browns). I used the out of the box technique, one that I enjoy to use with this kind of floral images. I die cut the labels with Spellbinders Classic Labels Four and Spellbinders Gold Labels Four. The white label was stenciled with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and heat embossed with a sentiment from Flourishes’ Flowers for Jan stamp set in gold. I added a central panel layering leather textured cardstock in orange (also dried embossed) over patterned paper from Shery K. Designs. It was all adhered to a leather textured cardstock card base in white. Amazingly almost all was made from scraps!

Don’t miss a chance to play along and win some crafty goodies this week! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create. I will be back in an hour with a second project for HIMCR’s Blogiversary, so stay tuned!

Thanks for your visit. See you in a bit.

This card is participating in:
Bright Summer Colors – My Craft Spot
Anything Goes – Sami Stamps
Summer Colors – Docerela
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Giveaway Winner!

Hello dear ones. I just came back from a little vacation trip, and that is why I wasn’t able to post the winners sooner. I apologize for that!

It’s time to announce my winners for the Hiding in my Craft Room’s blog hop. Two lucky winners were picked by Randomizer.

The first winner, 
who will receive a bundle of digital goodies is:

The second winner, 
who will receive a Christmas Digital Paper Pack from Shery K. Designs is:
(Kathy Jo) 

Congratulations Ladies! Please email me to graciellie at so I can send you your prize. Thanks everyone for your support, for stopping by and commenting and most importantly for your kind comments that encourage me to keep on creating!

I will be doing another giveaway soon during the month of August, so stay tuned!

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Summer Fun – HIMCR #156

Hello! It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means it’s time for a color challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room: Think Summer!
 Our sponsor is:
Sami Stamps is giving away a 
$12 certificate to a lucky winner!
I had the chance to use one of their lovely stamps and made an exception using colors that don’t belong to my personal color palette to create a super fun summer card.

I hope you like this CAS summer card and feel inspired to join our weekly challenge. Visit Hiding in my Craft Room to link up your project!

Thanks for your visit.

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National Scrapbooking Day Sneak Peeks!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I have been working long hours, designing many projects for my Design Teams. And today I wanted to stop by to invite you all to our series of challenges and giveaways taking place this Saturday at Hiding in my Craft Room.

To create some expectations and motivate you to join us and play along, I have some sneak peeks of my projects:
Oooh… We’re all very excited at HIMCR and we hope you stop by this weekend and join the fun!