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When Vintage Meets Shaker !! Tags with Cricut Explore Air 2 and items from my Stash

Ohhh Child!  Have you ever gotten so inspired by what you are making that you ask yourself, "Honey child!! Did you make that??" Well, I had that type of fun making these gorgeous tags!! It was truly a great project from beginning to end. For all of these tags, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2, and Design Space, as well as a combination of frilly and delicate dies from my stash.
This one was all about Vintage Charm, and thanks to my Cricut, and some tulle, I was able to easily make this into a shaker card with lots of delicate bits of glimmer and sequins. I began using oxide ink to give it a smoky weathered look. For the background I used a large Stampin' Up stamp, I added embossing enamel on the edge for a bit of texture and shine,some sparkly glitter, and free-handed some lace designs with black ink.  The hat shape also got dressed up with small gems, and mulberry flowers. Lastly, some elegant touches of pearls finished off this tag. 

These other darlings also took a tur…
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Gorguss Girl Cards with Cricut, Watercolor, and Lots of Cuteness!

Hi all, Lately I have been more active on my youtube than on my blog, so it's time to update, and refresh these virtual pages. Following are some cards that I made using Santoro London Gorguss Girl stamps, Cricut Design Space, different dies from my stash, and lots of fun details.

I love to use different mediums to color my images.  I like to begin with watercolors, and then transition into Prismacolor pencils and Oxide inks. On this image, I also used paper piecing to add her little dress!
For a special touch I used stamps from Martha Stewart, and my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to make a perfect coordinating envelope. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder onto a beautiful vellum piece that has glitter bits here & there. The heart stitched die added the perfect touch. My Cricut Explore Air 2 also allowed me to Write and Cut the sentiment in a balloon shape. Perfect!


This little beauty was hard to let go of!! I made her using the adorable stamps in her set…

ATC Vintage Photography Representing Rochester NY and George Eastman's Kodak

Thank you for stopping by! I decided to participate in an ATC swap with an assigned group from Scrapdaworld with T'mika for the month of August ( Happy Birthday Tmika!!). This is my first time participating in this group, and I dove right in to make the ATC's with the theme: Represent Your State.
I decided to go with a Vintage theme, and Retro Cameras as Upstate NY is best known for Rochester N.Y. being the Imaging Capital of the World. My take on this, is the invention of Film Photography by George Eastman and Kodak.
The first thing I did was set my eyes on a vintage camera as a focal point, and I then came across the perfect image to use!! A young lady taking a selfie with a vintage camera, in front of a full-length mirror. This is a stunning photograph, and it shows her in full vintage glam, wearing a feather headdress, and a gorgeous beaded gown. Needless to say, I LOVE VINTAGE PHOTOS!!



I used my Cricut's Print & Cut feature to get this lovely lady onto some heavywe…

Memorydex Cards with Tim Holtz Stamping platform, Gorguss Girls and Cricut Explore Air 2!!

This is a loaded post!
I have recently received the Tim Holtz Stamping platform from Tonic Studios and I am sooo happy that I invested in this tool!! Following is a project share using this awesome platform, as well as my favorite collection of Stamps: Santoro London Gorguss Girls, and another favorite: Cricut Explore Air 2.
First, I must say that I am a latecomer to the Memorydex swaps, but having participated in ATC swaps, I knew I would enjoy this, and decided to join a group swap for fun! I am so glad that I did!!
All of the memorydex cards were made with Cricut, followinf Lorrie Nunemaker's free file. This made the project super easy to make! THANK YOU Lorrie!!























Gorguss Girl Card Sweet Tea

Thank you for joining me! Some images you never tire of, and for me, this is one of them. I recently made a mini album using this Gorguss stamp, titled Sweet Tea. This time, I am using this beautiful image to send a card that will go along with my previous post, which includes a devotional.


To make this card, I used watercolors and Prismacolor pencils, as well as paper-piecing techniques. This allowed all of my colors to remain vibrant and coordinate perfectly with the papers I selected.
Recipe: Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Anna Griffin Border punch Unbranded dies: Doily border, scalloped circle border, small doily, small banner Border die for inside of card Creative Memories punch (tiny butterfly) Recollections Sequins Stamps: Santoro London Gorguss Sweet Tea Little Yellow Bicycle Css-108 Heidi Swapp planner stamp
Enjoy the video, and please leave a thumbs up!!

Be inspired, Be blessed- Raquel


Multimedia Teacup Piece with Devotional

Thank you for joining me, Today my post is dedicated to a journal entry and mixed-media piece I made using watercolor, pencils,and ink. It is based on Psalm 34:8.  For me, to paint is to worship, so I aim to listen, not for perfection.


Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 You prayed long and hard to be in the relationship you thought you always wanted. “God, please allow me to be with the man you want me to be with, the one of your choosing. Not my will, but yours, be done…”
Sounds like a great prayer. After all, you believe that God’s intentions for you are better than your own. It’s also possible that you had previously chosen a partner without God’s blessing, and you learned the hard way how that turns out.
You are excited about your life with this modern-day Boaz, and yet, something seems amiss. You are confused by brokenness you are now witnessing. Is it possible God made a mistake? What now? Why isn’t his armor all shiny and …

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, A Camping we will go!!

Thank you for stopping by!
Today I am showing you a step-by-step tutorial on how to assemble the amazing trifold Camping Trip Card from Crazy Cute Cards in CricutDesign Space. I cut all pieces with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and there are many!


Be sure to adjust your settings for the type of paper used, and if you like, add critters to the scenes for more interest! I kept mine very simple, but I'm sure it will be very well received!

Follow the video for steps to assemble this wonderful interactive card!

Recipe: Core'Dinations cardstock in Green (12"*12" for base of card) Momenta Cardstock in Brown (8.5"*11") Recollections Cardstock in Olive Green (12"*12" for envelope topper, sleeping bag, and tent door) Several Scraps in shades of green, gray, white, and enough white paper for the envelope (8.5"*11") Ranger Oxide Ink in Vintage Photo for distressing Liquid adhesive from Scotch Double Sided adhesive from Ali Express

Be inspired, Be Blessed!  -Ra…