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Fall Explosion Box ( LOTS of pics).

Hello there, I made this little explosion box that is exploding with detail. The top has a "Fall" paper corner that I cut with the Cricut and used it as a title. I also used the Cuttlebug and only one folder throughout to keep the same leaf motif in the box. The orange and gold flowers are my own creation. The individual layers are all stamped differently, glimmered and the brads are metal and felt. I also added a green ribbon to the border of the Fall die, and a cream ribbon to the border of the box. I used several techniques and was really challenged by the small size, but I hope you enjoy it as I have! This is the top of the explosion box. This is the side profile. This is what you see when you open it. This tag has an origami flower attached to it and I stamped and colored it. This is the back-side of the same tag. Stamps are Close to My Heart. I embossed the paper with the Cuttlebug and stamped the tag, colored it and added  the flower and

Update on Elizabeth

Hi there, this post is for those of you who were so generous as to join in to send cards to a young girl named Elizabeth (Lizzy)  I mentioned to you in this post . When I heard what had happened to her, my immediate reaction was to share it with all of you and try to show her family that they were not alone and that others would be praying for them. Well, it turns out you can follow her story on Facebook and see how this young lady is inspiring others and keeping a positive outlook on life and the outpouring of support  from her community is truly beautiful to see. As I stated before, I am not acquainted with the family, nor do I know her personally but I love reading about her and you will too! Again, thank you to those who took the time to show your support! Sincerely-Raquel ****Update**** It is with great sorrow that I share that Elizabeth (Lizzy) passed away despite fighting the horrible disease that took her life. Hug your loved ones, and keep them close. Thank you to those o

Hope Frame with Bible Verse

I was inspired to write this Bible verse to go along with this picture frame and Hope banner. It can be found in Psalm 31: 24, and it reads: "Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord." Suffering from any type of cancer is devastating, and the words of David in what is one of the most beautiful books of the  Old Testament can really shed some light into a relationship in which the only comfort that really made a difference was the one promised by our very maker. If you, or someone you know is suffering from this horrible disease, my hope is that you find comfort not only in your surroundings and those you know, but also in the love of our God, just as David did in the darkest moments of his life. For this project I used the Cricut to make the banner and flowers. I hand-painted the Bible verse and background with watercolors, color pencils, and ink. TFL! I'll also be sharing this over at Link up for Pink .

Fundraiser labels

This is a simple post today to share what I made in a jiffy for a fundraiser. I couldn't believe how easy they were to make, and I was happy to use the Forever Young cartridge for once! TFL!

Birthday Goodies

Hi there, I made these bookmarks for my little one's birthday to share at school. Since the days of sharing goodies is all but gone, and food loaded with sugar is frowned upon in schools (I'm totally missing those days). Well, the next best thing is pictures of food you can't eat! So with that in mind, the little ones are getting bookmarks with ice cream, and cake-shaped boxes with some none edible treats to go along. I hope you like it! I made the faces myself, and the stamp was from my stash.

Hope Banner for October Breast Cancer Awareness

I made this banner for Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October using several Cricut cuts, embellishments, the Cuttlebug and the Stand and Salute cart for the ribbon. I'll be entering this project to Link Up for Pink .