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Thank you for stopping by! Today I am sharing a beautiful card made with Santoro London Gorguss Girl , On Top of The World. I love all of the Gorguss Girl stamps, and this one in particular has a girl sitting on a wire with her little bird friends.
She is so adorable that I pictured her as pretending to be a bird as well. After coloring her, I gave her a plumed headdress with silver and pink feathers.

She is sitting on the front of a birdcage, free as a bird, and the front of the card has a huge girly bow made with white cardstock, pink vellum, and a small embellishment center. The fence underneath is a beautiful border, and behind her I used a die to color the sky with a doily pattern and oxide inks.
This card is now complete with a beautiful sentiment, a button, and birds that peek out from behind a beautiful scrolled fence. 
Recipe for this card: Cricut Explore Air 2/ Design Space 3/ Cricut Access Write & Cut feature Tim Holtz Distress Inks,Oxide inks, & Distress Crayons S…

Mermaid Pop Up card using Cricut Design Space 3

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In this video tutorial you will learn how use Cricut Design Space 3, Print & Cut, and other little details to make a stand-out Mermaid card for any occasion!

There are 3 videos total.

 In the 1st you will learn how to add a Pop-Up element, using Score lines with Cricut Design Space, and shapes available in the Cricut Access library.



In the 2nd video, you will learn how to Add Text to personalize your card.
***Key points are to always EDIT in groups, allowing yourself to work in sections. Once your text looks as you like:  Select the entire text box, flatten it, then attach it to your shape. It will automatically cut your shape and keep your text as a print option.***

The 3rd video will explain assembly, as well as the "Bleed" option to printing your shapes. I hope you enjoy learning how to use all of these awesome elements in Cricut Design Space3. Please leave me feedback, or a link to where I can see what you have created! 

The free file to make t…

Tim Holtz Oxide Inks Review, and project share! Girly, and Masculine!!

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Today I am sharing some mixed media cards I have recently made with my new collection of
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.

The recipe for these cards is:
Cricut Explore Air 2, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Distress Crayons, Sennelier Watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, Santoro London Gorguss Girl stamps: You Brought Me love, and On Top of the World (buttons), Stampers Anonymous Hipster stamps CMS288, Canson Mixed Media 98lb paper, Recollections Washi tape and 110lb card stock, Neenah Creative Collection Premium Extra-heavy A2 Cards, Simplicity cord, sewing machine, Ali Express Dies, Spellbinders dies, rub-ons, patience & love!















Super Classy Wedding Lanterns and Boxes, with Cricut Explore Air 2!

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I recently received a small order for a wedding shower, and I was thrilled to add my personal touch to the items I created for the bride. She was looking for lanterns, and I was so happy that Cricut made this so easy for me. Using nothing but the best quality supplies, the lanterns were impeccable, and the little box was where I also delivered the tealights for her special day.








Use Cricut Design Space 3 to Make a beautiful Glue Gun holder!!

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There are several tutorials available to make your own version of this project. They are all beautiful, and I decided it was time to give it a go! This is just my version, but you know I had to use my Cricut Explore Air and make it pretty!! First, gather your supplies. This means a haul trip to the $$ store, where you will find a glass piece for the bottom and a candle holder. Go for something heavy, as this is meant to hold your glue gun and keep it from sliding off your table. The size of the opening should allow your glue gun to rest comfortably. I was fortunate to find one that had an opening large enough for my glue gun, and has a favorite Bible verse from the book of Joshua!!  I used the Gold glitter vinyl & my weeding tool (retro Cricut user here!)


Once I weeded the vinyl, I noticed the bottom is actually silver, and just as beautiful as the top!
This vinyl came with the Strong Transfer tape ** I do not prefer this tape**, you may use the regular …

World's Best Dad - Monocle Steampunk Card

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Father's Day is soon approaching, and I was inspired to make a Steampunk style card with a wonderful gear background image from Cricut's Design Space. This card was fun to make, and I hope that you also enjoy it!


This card features an elegant image of a man in a tall hat, wearing a bow tie, and monocle.  The colors are masculine, with a black background full of gears. This adds to the Steampunk style of the card.

The white background is also embossed with several mustache images. His monocle is made of vinyl, a long-lasting sturdy material.
To finish the 6' square card, The title reads World's Best Dad, on movie tickets across the front. You may gift this to dad with a set of movie tickets to complete the theme! This card is made with high quality card stock, and the inside is blank to add your personal message. It also includes customized black matching envelope.
Be inspired, Be blessed!- Raquel 

Using your Vinyl Scraps, and Stamps!

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Today I am showing you a short tutorial on what to do with leftover scraps of printable or indoor vinyl.
You may have pieces of this left over, and are wondering what to do with it. This is just one of many ideas!


I decided to try stamping it, and create custom washi tape with a Santoro London Gorguss girl stamp. I used a Bic marker to color the background first, and stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

This ink is water resistant, and will allow my image to be permanent once dry!
To make the polka-dots stand out, I used a black sharpie to color them in.
It matches another roll of Washi from my stash!


All that was left to do was to cut it out, and my Tonic Studios Tim Holtz scissors make this a breeze!
I applied it to the border of my PC monitor, where I will be adding all of my favorite washi tapes!
I hope you try this, and use those leftover scraps of vinyl! This type of vinyl can be applied indoors, or to your favorite projects. I also used the…

Extreme 16

Happy Creative Friday!

I think you can say I'm tearin' it up! ( Pun intended!)
This card was made as a special request, and I was happy to oblige. As it is titled, it is for an Extreme 16, and I was happy to be able to easily design and make the entire thing with my Cricut Explore Air 2!

I used Ranger Distress ink in Vintage Photo, a WeRMemory Keepers embossing folder from the Geo collection, and metal numbers from my stash. The distressing in white that left "Treads" all over the outside of my card were made using a tread cutout as a stencil and white gesso. I also drew the small details of the tread on the exterior with a black sharpie for contrast.
I was also able to make the inside banner with my Cricut'sWrite and Cut feature. I love how easy it is to attach words to images and let the machine do the writing! 



The papers made this card very easy to put together they are from the Fancy Free collection by Pink Paiselee, as well as Kraft cardstock and black paper…

Be Brave Mixed Media Easel Card with The Runaway Gorguss Girl Stamp.

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Take a look at this beautiful easel card I made with the Gorguss Girl Stamp The Runaway!
This stamp set is absolutely beautiful, and I wanted the image to look whimsical and fun.
I used Several supplies to achieve the end result, and I am quite happy with the soft and sweet colors that emerged from playing around with my Sennelier Watercolors, Prismacolor Pencils, and Ranger Distress inks. I used a mixture of all, and I love being surprised by how the inks and paints will blend and make their own story.






I hope that you enjoy this and are inspired to use your stamps and supplies!! Be encouraged, be blessed, and be brave!!- Raquel

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Card and project Series using Santoro London Gorguss Girl stamps

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I am doing a series of cards and projects using Santoro London Gorguss Girl Stamps. I recently came across these stamps and absolutely love how whimsical they are! I did a little homework, and now I am happy to have a small stash to work with. ( My birthday gift to me!)
This was made as a mother's day card for my bestie, and I used The Hatter. She is a beautiful image, and I had lots of fun making this easel card. Please let me know what you think, and thank you for taking the time to look!!
Be inspired, Be blessed~ Raquel


Mother's Day Shaker Card, and Cricut Design Space Simple Mother's Day Card

Thank you so much for stopping by! You may be here because you were watching my youtube channel, or because you've seen one of my pictures regarding a card or project on Instagram, or Facebook.
Whichever may be the case, I thank you for stopping by,  and here is a small video showing you some of the cards I made for Mother's day. (This post is rather late, but I want to make sure that all of my videos and projects are listed here for reference.) If you have not yet seen it, then following are some pictures and descriptions.




Embellishments made with Mixed Media- Alice in Wonderland theme

Happy May!

This theme is still going! I made these embellishments to participate in a swap. It was my favorite part of this project, and I had tons of fun using items that I truly enjoy creating with. I knew that the images I was using were small, but they had the vintage look I really like, and they really inspired me to use vintage-style ephemera. So, I made my own!