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Christmas Crafts Snowman and Chunky Mini Album

Hi friends! I am sooo excited to share some of my most recent projects. This one was my favorite of 2019, but it is just now that I am placing this little gem into the pages of my blog. To begin, this was made to share in a collaboration with some amazing crafters in a youtube hop celebrating all things Christmas. (Details in video) I was smitten with this little snowman when I first saw him on Silhouette Studio, so I gave it a go, and was so very pleased with the results. If you watch the video, you will see he has a little surprise to share! To match, I made a super sweet mini album, as well as a card, which I share in the video as well.

Just look at that face!!
He is so sweet, and I took advantage of every but of space on his Top Hat to decorate with all the little bits and baubles that would make him look festive. Did I mention all of the flowers are HAND MADE? Yes, they are!!
  I added hand-colored poinsettias, which I made with dies from John Next Door, and Dress My Craft, as u…
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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 …

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…