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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
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Be inspired, Be blessed- Raquel


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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!!

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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…

Christmas in July Poinsettia Card Christmas Cheer

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I have gathered some supplies and begin my Christmas cards! This one is a simple card with a bit of golden shine getting you ready for Christmas Cheer!



I used my Cricut Explore Air 2, and Design Space3 to come up with this pretty card. Playing with this combination of colors and the oxide inks is TONS of fun! Each background is unique, as the alcohol in the Color Shine reacts with the pigments in the Oxide inks. It's a must have!
The background was made with Ranger Oxide Inks and Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  The sentiment was stamped using a Stamping Up sentiment from the Sweet Essentials collection. On the green tag, I used a Hero Arts stamp with American Crafts gold pigment ink for a subtle effect. The label is an unbranded stitched label die that adds just the perfect amount of texture. 


The poinsettia is the eye-catcher of this simple card, and I finished it off with a splash of Gold Color Shine, as well as golden seed beads that will stay put with Glossy …

Love your selfie Multimedia shaker card

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I hope you have had a wonderful weekend full of celebration! In this tutorial, I decided to use an image from my collection of watercolors, as well as items from my stash, and of course, my trusted Cricut Explore Air 2. The result was a playful card encouraging you to Love your Selfie!

I used my Spellbinders die to make a small Polaroid shaker, sealed with washi tape, and then finished it with small sequins. I also added a tag finished with a Heidi Swapp stamp and glitter. The watercolor image is also enhanced with glossy accents for her lips and accessories.
These are some of the supplies that I used. I also made the card base and envelope with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and the Striped Card from Spring Fling. These images are free with your access subscription.

I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial. Be inspired, Be blessed- Raquel 

Peace & Love Feminine Birthday Goodies

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These little bags were a request for a 16th Hippie Themed Birthday. I had lost of fun coming up with a color theme that would be inspired by the 60's look, yet still remain fresh and current.
I found the perfect papers and washi tape, and my Cricut Explore Air2 made it super easy with the fast-cut feature!


The colors are inspired by the rainbow, and I used vibrant shades throughout. For the Sentiment, I used the Print & Cut feature, which made the final result clean and cohesive.
I also used several Die cuts with sentiments that fit the theme, such as LOVE, PEACE, the Peace Symbol, and a Happy Face with Flowers. The entire collection was decked out with bling, gold splashes, and glimmery papers.  Recipe: Cricut Explore Air 2, Design Space 3 Recollections: Adhesive Foam Squares  Washi Tape  Paper Ranger Oxide Ink Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Bead Landing Gems
I hope you like my creations! Be inspired, Be blessed- Raquel 


Vintage Telephone Card

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This little card was inspired by the recipient's love of Telephones! I wanted to make it an elegant card that was suitable for the occasion, and I am very happy with the result.
The beautiful collage of flowers is layered with vellum, then finished with a hint of rose color on the edges.



The chair also was layered with Vellum and distressed with Ranger inks in rose and light brown inks. To make the telephone even more eye-catching, I layered the smallest hearts I could manage onto the pieces.finishing it off with Ranger liquid pearls.


The inside was finished with several dies, adding sparkle to the banner with sequins, and a frame for the sentiment. I distressed all pieces with Ranger Oxide and Distress inks to tie in the soft colors.

Recipe: Cricut Explore Air 2, Design Space 3
Dies from Ali Express
Paper: Pink Paislee, Recollections 
Ranger Distress Inks, Liquid Pearls
Sequins
Lace Ribbon
Core'Dinations Vellum

I hope that you have enjoyed this card! Be …