Elegance supreme

Today I’d like to show you an invitation I made especially for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #116 starting with the gorgeous color combo selected for this week: PlumPearMoldy Cheese.

Playing with these colors was a lot of fun and the end result is an elegant invitation suited for a sophisticated and daring event. Regardless of the event an invitation like this inspires a fashionable display of class and style. Don’t you think?

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And because I think these colors are also warm and inviting I’m also signing up for Scrapper’s in Romania Challenge #22 – Home warmth.

Astazi as vrea sa va arat o invitatie am facut-o special pentru provocarea nr 116 a celor de la  The Play Date Cafe  incepand cu aceasta combinatie superba de culori propuse pentru saptamana in curs: PrunaPara …  Branza albastra.

Jucandu-ma cu aceste culori a fost distractiv si rezultatul final este o invitatie eleganta potrivita pentru un eveniment sofisticat si indraznet. Indiferent de eveniment o invitaţie ca aceasta anticipeaza un afisaj in tendinte de clasă si nu in ultimul rand de stil. Voi ce parere aveti?

Si pentru ca aceste culori sunt, de asemenea, calde şi primitoare o inscriu si pe Scrapper’s in Romania Provocarea nr. 22 cu tema caldura casei.

Thanks for stopping by,/Multumesc de vizita,

Gabi

Winnie and friends

or In the mood for something sweet III

I always take pleasure doing my designs but this cartoon theme reception stationery was particularly fun to do. The favor boxes were simple – you can try this for a DIY project – I bought some ring boxes and replaced the ribbon. I glue them using a glue gun – the silicon hardens faster so it’s great for this type of projects.

Imi place tare mult sa lucrez la creatiile mele insa cand am facut papetaria pentru botezul finului meu m-am distrat grozav. Marturiile au fost foarte simplu de facut – puteti incerca si voi pentru un proiect DIY – am cumparat niste cutii pentru inele si am inlocuit fundele. Le-am lipit cu pistolulde lipit cu bagete de silicon – acesta din urma se intareste mai repede si de aceea este ideal pentru acest tip de proiecte.

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I really enjoyed the colors – so happy and bright and also the cartoons – all different images. The most fun were the menus: I cut the little animals myself and even if they weren’t perfect I think it was a really nice touch.

Mi-au placut mult culorile,atat de vesele si luminoase si desenele, toate diferite. Cel mai distactiv insa a fost meniul pentru ca am decupat manual animalutele alea si chiar daca nu au iesit perfecte, tot cred ca au fost de efect.

Hugs and kisses/ Pupici

Gabi

Lemon Mint Sorbet

or for lack of a better title In the mood for something sweet II

When planing an event, like a wedding or a baptism, people usually ask me for invitations and reception stationery and think only want flowers and candles to choose for the church ceremony. If you’re wandering what can you want more, then let me show you a few things that complete a baby’s trousseau for the church ceremony at a baptism.

Atunci cand planifica un eveniment, cum ar fi o nunta sau un botez, majoritatea persoanelor se gandesc doar la invitatii si papetaria pentru receptie, cat despre ceremonia religoasa nu se gandesc decat la flori si lumanari. Daca v-ati intrebat ce puteti sa vreti mai mult, dati-mi voie sa va arat cateva elemente care completeaza trusoul bebelusului la un botez.

I made them to mach the invitations and also the stationery that I will show you in an other posting.

Le-am facut sa se asorteze atat cu invitatiile cat si cu papetaria pentru receptie, pe aceasta din urma  promit sa vi-o arat intr-un post ulterior.

Kisses/Pupici

Gabi

In the mood for something sweet I

I just finished a cup of yogurt with some of my mothers most delicious cherry jam and while enjoying it I started to think of my cute little good son and the cute gatefolds I did for his baptism a few months back.

In timp ce savuram o ceasca de iaurt cu cea mai buna dulceata de visine din lume facuta de mama – evident 🙂 mi-am adus aminte de finutul meu si de invitatiile cu inchidere tip poarta pe care le-am facut pentru botezul lui in urma cu cateva luni.

His mother wanted something cheerful in light green and yellow tones with some cute little animals in the background and so, Winnie and his friends joined the party.

Mama lui vroia ceva vesel in tonuri de verde si galben deschis cu cateva animalute simpatice in fundal si astfel,Winnie si prietenii sai s-au alaturat petrecerii.

I’ll be back with more of Winnie collection for Vlad’s Baptism.

Voi reveni cu restul Colectiei Winnie facuta pentru Botezul lui Vlad.

See you/ Pe curand

Gabi

DIY Projects: Note book tutorial

PROIECTE DIY: Cum sa faci singur o agenda de buzunar

They say is a complicated one this 2012 that has so many ups and downs and we need to keep up in order to benefit  the most. I say, bring it on I like a little challenge, then I thought to my self that every new year you need a few little things that make your life easier like a calender so you don’t forget that is a new year, or a note book so you can write all your ideas and so I started to work.

Am auzit ca acest an este unul complicat plin de urcusuri si coborasiuri si pentru aprofita de el la maxim trebuie sa facem in asa fel incat sa fim la inaltime. Eu ador provocarile asa ca abia astept sa vad ce va aduce. Pana una alta ma gandeam ca la inceput de an este nevoie de cate ceva care sa-ti faca viata mai usoara. Ma refer la un calendar care sa-ti aninteasca de noul an sau la o agenda in care sa-ti notezi gandurile, ideiile, planurile: asa ca m-am apucat de lucru.

The calendar is coming down even slower then I thought. I have one version finished but I am not pleased whit the result – the designs I used look good individually but don’t form a unitary picture so I need to work a little longer on this one project.

The note book it’s not finished ether but it looks all right for my first hard cover so I think I’ll show you some pictures and share whit you some secrets. In order to do your own note book you need: Binding cardboard if you don’t have some use material from a box of cereals or other box you have laying around ready to be cast away, some warping paper or any other pretty paper you have, xerox paper of any other cardstock you like and some glue. If you have self adhesive paper even better.

Calendarul nu a iesit asa cum speram. Desi am o vaoricum rianta finala nu ma multumeste deoarece nu are i imagine unitara chiar daca modele folosite sunt tare dragute, asa ca va trebui sa mai lucrez ceva la acest prim proiect.

Agenduta, desi neterminata, nu arata asa rau pentru prima incercare de acest gen asa ca va voi impartasi voua cateva din secretele realizarii ei. Veti avea nevoie de Carton de legatorie, daca nu aveti puteti folosi carton de la orice cutie o aveti prin casa, hartie de impachetat cadouri sau orice alta hartie/carton colorat, hartie xerox sau de ce tip preferati si lipici. Daca aveti autocolant cu atat mai bine.

1. CUT your cardboard to dimension – two pieces for the cover and one for the spine and prepare your pretty paper to be a little bigger then the opened covers 1-2 cm at most.

2. POSITION the cardboard covers and spine at the center of the pretty paper leaving a 2 or 3mm distance between the three elements.

3.After you MARKed the position for every cardboard it’s time to GLUE them in place. Your joined covers and spine must look like in the picture below.

1 TAIATI la dimensiune hartia si cartonul. 2 bucati egale de carton pentru coperti si o bucata de carton pentru cotor. hartia cu are veti impodobi cartonul sa fie cam cu 2-3 cm mai mare decat copertile desfacute.

2 POSITIONATI cartonul in centrul hartiei lasand cam 2-3 mm intre cele trei bucati.

3. Dupa ce ati MARCAT pozitia celor trei elemente in centru hartiei de impachetat LIPITI-LE. In acest stadiu ar trebui sa arate cam asa:

4. TRIM the corners and bring the paper from the edges to the hard cover and glue it place. Once you have done all 4 sides it’s time to attach the book pages that you have previously cut to dimension, fold and glue together. You attache it using glue also- it’s easier and it holds. The professional way to do these is by sewing the pages but it involves a lot of skill and patience that I don’t have :). Please don’t laugh to hard but sewing and stitching are my list favorite things to do that I’m kind of running away from. That is way I have these back up plan all worked up. The inside of the note book it’s going to look like this:

4. TAIATI colturile si INDOITI materialul ramas pe margine catre centru apoi atasati paginile agendei pe care in prealabil le-ati taiat la dimensiune, le-ati indoit si le-ati lipit impreuna. Varianta profesionista zice ca paginile se cos impreuna cu ata de legatorie insa cusutul este o activitate complet nesuferita pentru mine care presupune o dexteritate ce o posed din pacate si de accea am recurs la planul de rezerva :). Inainte de a atasa paginile agendei coperta interioara trebuie sa arate asa:

You can add some finishing touches like die cuts or handmade flowers on the cover, add some colored cardstock to the inside cover to complete the job and make your note book even more special.

Puteti adauga si cateva elemente decorative pentru un aspect mai placut si deasemenea puteti folosi o hatie colorata pentru a lipi coperta de prima pagina a agende, asata pentru a arata cu adevarat special.

I’ll be back whit my finished project in few days. Till then I hope you’ll have fun trying this recipe.

Ma voi intoarce pentru a va arata acest proiect finisat in vre-o cateva zile. Pana atunci sper sa va distrati incercand aceasta noua reteta.

See you/ Pe curand

Gabi

Time flies

Time flies my friends! First week of 2012 is already gone and I have so many projects that I want to show you so i just hope that I’ll find the time to do it.

Here’s a Time flies card that I made for Scrapper in Romania Challenge #21.

Timul zboara prieteni! Prima saptamana din 2012 s-a si dus iar eu am atatea proiecte pe care vreau sa vi le impartasesc incat nu pot decat sa sper ca voi avea tipm sa o fac.

Iata o felicitare cu tema „Timpul zboara” pe care o inscriu la provocare nr 21 pe Scrapper in Romania.


Even though the Steampunk stile is not my strong point I’m still learning so I hope you like it anyway.

Desi Silul Steampunk nu este punctul meu forte – inca mai invat – asa ca sper sa va placa totusi.

See you soon/ Pe curand

Gabi

La multi ani Oana, Ioana, Ionelia, Ion sasamd

Today is Saint John and all of you who celebrate the name day Have a great year and be merry!

Astazi este Sfantul Ion si va urez tuturor celor ce va serbati ziua de nume azi un an minunat si sa fiti fericiti!

I found a wonderful picture over the net and I just wanted to share:

Am gasit poza asta minunata pe net si nu m-am putut abtine sa vi-o arat si voua: