Saturday, October 22, 2016


Recent Crafty Projects


Hope you like and thank you for stopping by.


These projects were made using Sizzix Large car die, Eileen Hulls Travel Trailer scoreboard die. Tim Holtz thinlits word dies.   My Friend and co-worker celebrated his birthday recently.  And since he's a big fan of boxing, the MMA kind I thought I would make a gift that would take him on his lifetime dream adventure.  He can dream while working ( :o) ).  




Here is a fun project I tried out.  Quiling.  I saw a tutorial and decided to try it out.  It's very relaxing and here is my very first quiling card.
If you're interested in trying it out, this is the tutorial I watched.
Give it a go.  https://youtu.be/vqimEknabw4  - Mishellka's Channel





Recently bought the We are Memories Alphabet Mini punch board.  
Here's what I made.  









This little banner was made from a Hobby Lobby banner punch.  flower punch and Tim Holtz letter stickers.  Cute and fund.


Saturday, August 6, 2016


Vintage Envelope Junk Journal 
Inspired by
Stacy @ Pink Poodle Crafts on Youtube.

Thank you Stacy for a fantastic tutorial and sharing your goodness with us.  check out her videos on how to create you own Junk Journal.  This was my first  ever Junk Journal and I enjoyed making it.  This one was a swap with my friend Maggie.  

Here's Stacy's video.. Enjoy
https://youtu.be/c8mlwRsouyk

















These are some of the inside pages I made



This gypsy girl was painted by Maggie.  I wanted to surprise her with a smaller version of it in the journal.  Thought she might like it.  ( And she did)






Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Maria

Monday, July 18, 2016


2015 Projects made by me, my daughter Amanda 


Amanda made this one for her Friend.  

We celebrated the baby shower of a co-worker.  I teamed up with Klarissa, another crafter and we decorated with and owl theme.  The crib is a sizzix XL die and the card is a thinlits die also by sizzix.


These handbags were one with one 12 x 12 cardstock.  The inspiration came from Elaine,  Papercraft Buttons on youtube.  Here's her tutorial.  Enjoy
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=239655439726412


Did I mentioned before that I love my dies?  Yes Yes I do.... And I've been enjoying making things with them.  Here are some strawberries I made using the Sizzix Bigz Pro Strawberry die.  

These pumkins were inspired Keenan Kreations.  Here's her tutorial.  https://youtu.be/cj3BKq4qUec  They're easy and fun to make.  


Finding Dori,  Pin wheel goodness


Hello  crafty friends,  Finding Dori is all the rage these days.  I'm no exception.   What a perfect opportunity to play with the Pinwheel punch board from We Are Memory Keepers.  I've been eyeing that punch board since it came out and a couple of weeks ago I finally added it to my punch board collection.  Yes, I love my dies and punch boards.  Here are two sizes I made for my lovely fashionista very talented crafty DIY friend Klarrisa, who was giving a BBQ birthday celebration and also made a special corner in the back yard for her daughter and two other little girls to have fun in.  This first one is a 7 inch pin wheel and the bottom one is a 6 inch one.   I love them and had a blast making them.  




I have to say that I've been wanting to make a shaker card for the longest time.  I've watched all the tutorials possible and I finally tried it out.  Well,  it was a challenge for me.  I had so many thoughts in my mind on all the tutorials I'd seen and the first two I made were a mix of many techniques.   They all seem so easy on youtube.   I was getting anxious and frustrated.  To make my long story short I finally gave up and looked up one of the tutorial on how to make the shaker card.  Ohhh,  what a relief when I finally saw the light and was able to see the card come together.  Below is one that is complete and all it needed what the ribbons which were added later by my friend. 


These were thank you goodie bag toppers made with  a sizzix thinlits die.  This die is really diverse,  It can also be used for table settings or any other project you can image.   Really cool weekend project.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting,

Hugs, Maria


Hi everyone,  One of my recent projects.  An altered "M" for my childhood and pretty much  my forever friend and sister Myrta.  She loved it.  I used a wooden letter from Michael craft store, gessoed to prime it before painting.  used several color paints including a bit of metallic,  Tim holtz music tissue papers, prima flowers, designer paper to make it shabby chic semi vintage  and Tim's ideology token with the word UNIQUE.  


Hope you like it and get inspired to create an alter letter of your own.  I have to say there are many youtube videos showing how to alter a letter.  But I always loved Arlene's tutorial from Butterflykisses12.  check it out, here's one of her tutorials,  https://youtu.be/Km3wG2kIq24

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day.

Hugs, Maria




Hello Crafty friends,  Hope all are doing well.  It's been over a year since I've posted in my blog.  Well, I thought it was high time I get back into the swing of crafty goodness and sharing.  2015 was pretty business for me when it came to crafting.  Pretty much got me rolling.   I had the opportunity to collaborate with a dear co-worker and friend Klarissa, to plan some cool paper crafts for her daughters 6th birthday.  The theme was "Sophia the First"  But in this case I called it "Princess Abigail the First".  Below are some of the things we worked on.  I used various Sixxiz pro dies for the dress box, tea pot and 3D tea cups.  Also the small jar and spoon at the end.  I hope you like them I surely enjoyed being part of this event.   


Used Sizzix Pro die Dress Box-  Embellishments were also sizzix dies Flourish by Tim Holtz

Tea Pot Sizzix Pro die and 3D tea cup dies.  Tim Hotlz mini rosettes die 

Abigail's grandmother sewed these beautiful bags for the girls and the little shaker pocket tied to the handles were made with sequences and each little girls name inside.  (personalized bags)

The Crown for each girl was made with Brenda Walton's Large crown die.  Mom made it even more lovely by adding the flowers and butterflys embellishments

Here are some butterflies  using  Tim Holtz  die and embossing folder.   They were used in the arrangements



Here is Princess Abigail crowning one of the little princesses along with  placing a jewel necklace and a ring.  It was  Truly a Beautiful Princess Birthday Tea party Gala. 

Above are all the princesses , Princess Abigail, her beautiful mom Klarrisa and dad Miguel who prepared the backyard and  transformed it into a true royal tea party for their precious Princess .  Thank you Klarrisa for letting me  be part of the celebration.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Practicing my watercolor/Acrylic painting, and having fun along the way.

Watercolor



Acrylic Flowers on Watercolor background.
I really like how this turned out. I call it
"Breaking Through"  Flowers tend to do that, sometimes the cannot be contained in one place.  They need and find a way to grow out and expand their beauty.  


This one was a Mixed Media Monday class with Tracy Weinzapfel.  Check out her channel.  She's a lovely person and does beautiful work.  Thanks Tracy. 
Watercolor painting & stenciling. 


This is an acrylic painting on watercolor background.
Inspired by Artist Keith Norris. 
 Youtube channel, Chroma001
http://youtu.be/1aFPIfxbnuc


Moleskin journal page, background squares, with acrylic paint, Blazer Design stencil and Prima Doll.  Not quite finished yet, but I like it as is so far.


Thank you so much for stopping by, Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Maria