Saturday, November 24, 2012

All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop - November 23rd-25th

if you hopped from JENNIFER then you are in the right place
if you would like to start from the top CLICK HERE

This project was so much fun to make
I believe I will be making these
for each family for the holidays
and small baby food jars for the kiddies

Handmade Snow Globe
Color your image
laminate image
Glue your image on the lid
follow instructions for drying time
  STEP 4
Pour distilled water, glycerin and glitter
into mason jar
glue lid to jar and let dry
Embellish the lid

Digital Art - Lady Victoria
After coloring I laminated the image
Mason Jar
Distilled Water
E6000 Glue

Blog Line Up:

Hop on each blog
Leave a comment on each blog
Email address to contact you
Many designers are having their own give away goodies

Have fun
Good Luck

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PCW TERRIFIC TUESDAY - Gobble 'til U Wobble Turkey

Welcome to
Hosted by Melinda of My Paper Crafting

Decided to make this layout with the entire
family (excluding me b/c I am taking the pic)
My abuelita (grandma or nana)
is getting older and rather than
transporting abuelita everywhere everyone
comes and gathers at her place

When she hears everyone talking and children screaming
and chasing each other I have
noticed that she is content

The house is full and good
vibrations floating all around
I like to keep it this way...


did a bit of paper piecing n stickles here
hand stitching to bring out the the layers

DCWV (design cuts with a view) - Rustic and shimmer
EKpunch - maple leaves
Brown trim - gift from swap
DIGITS (below)


We would love to see what your creative juices can come up with any of Melin's files! Link them at My Paper Crafting. Also there is a FREE file this week for cutting and digital format on her website. 

KIND REMINDER - the 3rd Annual 25 Days for Christmas Crafting will being on December 1st.  This is were we all show up and show out our most creative holiday inspirations and weekly prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and
have a 

Wonderful Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creative Paperclay® Fall Jewelry

Hello Everyone
I am excited to be a new design team member at
 Creative Paperclay®
I can only say is this stuff is amazing!
Easy to work with and light as a feather.
Decided to make some fall jewelry
Although all autumn colors are
rich in reds, browns, and golds
I had to add my little twist of colors to the mix.


 This embossing press rocks
I  had extra Creative Paperclay® in my hands
so I just filled the rest for a future project

 I love that mine are not always smooth and clear details
but you can see the splits and missed filled parts - gives it character
 Although I did not take pictures
of all the painting that went into this project
 I encourage you to use any all paints and mixers your heart desires
Loving Terri Sproul's Mixers

Lisa Pavelka Embossing Cutters - Ivy Leaf
Jaquard Lumiere Acrylic Paints - burnt orange, metallic rust, citrine
Chain - Joann's or Michael's

Thanks for stopping by
see you in a couples of weeks
enjoy your holiday

Give Thanks Everyday!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Hello Everyone
Sharing some of my Mexican culture and traditions
with you today
Day of the Dead
(Spanish: Día de los Muertos)
 is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztecfestival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In BrazilDia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.

I created this shrine for a
Altered Tin swap I participated in September.

 Altoids Tin
Mini Frame from Michael's
Beautiful image from the Internet

Added clear crackle
Black rub-n-buff

I used Creative Paperclay®
Wilton Mini Skulls mold

Sharpie Extra Fine Markers
Sakura - Moonlight Pens
 Assorted sea beads
 Mulberry flowers
Lottery Card "El Corazon" (The Heart)
black glitter
Thanks for stopping by