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Fall Milk Carton Caddy

Hi friends,
I hope you're having a wonderful day! I made this adorable little milk carton swap package to participate with the ladies at the Loaded Envelope Galore & More group over on Facebook.
In this project I include some of the required goodies, as well as those made just for fun to share with one of the ladies in the group.

I began with making this adorable caddy with my Silhouette Cameo and papers from DCWV. They were simple to assemble, and the base came together quite easily also with my Tonic Studios dies. I also embellished the top with acrylic and paper flowers, and made small bows with blue vintage seam binding. How adorable!
You may think this is a repeat picture, but of you look closer, you'll notice that one side has a raccoon holding an acorn, the other has a girlier version holding a coffee cup. Pumpkin spice lattes anyone?!

I thought the colors were so sweet together, that I also adorned the side with some acorns and toadstools that glimmer with little …
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Fall Rolled Flower Tutorial / Paints and Glitter

Hi friends,

Thank you for stopping by! Today I am sharing a process video on how to make a beautiful flower using paper and fibers! I have also embellished my flowers further by adding gold seed beads and enamel dots, but you will see that these can be added to your projects however you like to make them, and will look absolutely adorable!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut these flowers from 65lb. and DCWV 80lb. Cardstock. For best results, use the best papers you can find. I also used Hot glue and Art Glitter glue for fast adhesion. I hope you like this video, and if you watched, please leave a thumbs up, and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel!!

Be inspired, Be Blessed!

~Raquel



Here's the flower I used for my project:

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/designs/?search=250552&sortby=relevance&submitted_search=true


What Do You Color With?? Youtube Hop with Distress Oxide Inks and Funny Hat Digital Image!

Hi friends!  I am so excited to share with you my first Youtube Hop!  This fun hop consists of ten participants who are all sharing coloring techniques with different mediums.  Needless to say, I was thrilled to be invited to participate! For this hop, I used the Funny Hat digital image kindly donated by Julia Spiri (available via etsy and Facebook). Be sure to join her VIP Club on Facebook to receive images like the one below for free! Details on that are available on her Facebook page. (Thank you Julia for this adorable image!!)  I colored the image using Ranger Oxide Inks in different colors. I get those at Blitsy! This is the adorable image Julia sponsored me with, and to allow the recipient to see all of the cute images Julia designed on this whimsical scene I began by printing it onto Mixed Media paper, and heat setting it to ensure the printer ink was completely dry. To begin coloring, the first thing I did was to layer color washes with Oxide Inks from Ranger. This allowed me…

My Book of Special Memories Mini Album with Tonic Studios Dies

Hi friends,  I am here with a brand new set of dies from Tonic Studios and yet another adorable mini album! This one is perfect for a little girl, a mother of a little girl, or a cat lover, or all of the above! I am thrilled with this collection of dies, and how easily I am able to put paper on pages to assemble the perfect little personalized gift!

On the cover, and throughout, I have used the  CUTE GIRL collection from Crate Paper. As a cat-lover, I could not resist, and the floral designs were easy to repeat with the layered Tonic die-cut that I assembled and colored using Nuvo Pens and Nuvo Glitter pen. The little roses all have some sparkle!

The cluster of flowers is all handmade by yours truly, and I used Sizzix Dies by Tim Holtz, felt, and small pearls that I stitched together.  The cat, butterfly, and flower buttons helped me complete the look. Adorable!!

The spine of a book is equally as important as the front. So for this, I used all the little strips left over from my favor…

Memorable Moments Mini Album for Spring!

Hi friends,  I am so thrilled to be able to bring you a mini album perfect for Spring! I just finished this little beauty, full of little details and whimsy, in lovely shaped pages that will keep your eyes entertained!  I used Tonic Studios new Memorable Moments Keepsake Insert Creator dies for this stunning little beauty that contains 11 opportunities for photos in five interior pages, as well as both front and back covers. The front reads: Memorable Moments, and is embellished with a gathering of small glittered pink and white flowers, a sparkly bird cage, and a golden butterfly among other textures created with a small doily, rose gold trim, gauze, and shiny bling and pearls.
For the interior pages I also used dies from the Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Die set. This is a lovely space to either write a small sentiment, or the name of the owner of this little book. I think any grandmother or mom would love to receive this on Mother's day as a little brag book, or mementos of…

Mini album in Carrying Case!

Hi friends!
If you know anything about me, it's that I LOVE MINI ALBUMS!! Having recently watched Nicole release a set of Dies that made a 5" mini album with fabulous little pages, I decided I had to make one!! She also designed the dies that make the frames you will see throughout this pot.

On the cover I knew I wanted to make a SHAKER and these dies made it so easy to incorporate one into my book. The other circle doilies added to the delicate look of this book, and I topped them off with miniature flowers and Tonic Nuvo Drops in Lemoncello.
Here is a Top view of the small album, which will easily house twelve pictures. The perfect first gift for a new mom, or grandmother of a new baby girl!
 Each page in this book also has twelve opportunities for either more pictures, or journaling, as each page is a top-loading pocket housing a tag with matching mint-colored twine. The cardstock is nice and heavy, so there is no fear of this paper not holding up to use.

Inside, there i…
Hi friends, Today I am sharing an absolutely adorable card I made with Tonic Studios Craft Kit #19 as well as other products in my crafty stash of goodies.  I received the kit in the mail, and wanted to try out the size of the sentiments right away, so I decided to go with a square card for my project.
I knew I wanted to use the "Always Believe" sentiments. They were so easy to cut, and I decided to layer the "Believe" as a pink cardstock on top of white.  The sentiment cuts out with what looks like a sunbeam pattern. To make it fit my design, I colored it using Nuvo Markers that matched the colors of my papers. 
I also used Ranger Distress inks and heat embossed the butterflies that I stamped using BoBunny's Butterfly Kisses stamps. This allowed me to add more sparkle to the card, and a place for it to land when it opens, as it reveals a blue butterfly on the inside, topped with small pearls. 
I used an embossing folder to add texture to the background, and d…