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Friday, April 7, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop


Welcome to the 
Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!
Thanks for joining us for a fun hop full of Easter Bunny 
inspired projects!!
Wishing you all a blessed Easter with your family and friends!!


You should have arrived from dear bunny: Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate to shop Paper Crafting World!


Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!



What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/12/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For this fun hop, I decided to use one of the PCW's sister company Page kits free files: Southwest border card file, to be download for free here.


I used some washi tape and some fun twine  from Connie's crafty card. Some WeRM papers, the SOTM from CTMH, watercoloring pencils, some distressed flowers and glass beads (From a St. V. mixed media kit) from Creative Embellistments, CTMH ink pads, Artistry cart, and liquid glass, and other random paper scraps.


For the inside:


I hope you enjoy it and follow me to.


 Hop on over to dear bunny: Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge #57

Dear scrappers,

Happy April's fools day

And time for a new challenge at:

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Connie Can Crop!
This month's challenge is 
Create any type of project using something that has been recycled or reused.
You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered item...you name it! 
Just be sure you use something recycled and tell us what that item is!
You can create anything you'd like as long as you use something recycled and be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge.




Please create one layout, card, or other project. 
Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 
When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Sunday, April 30th at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month

One lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate to shop Paper Crafting World!


Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!
You have until midnight , Sunday, April 30th, 2017 to link it up.
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For my challenge, I helped my son to make a Viking chiseled for his academic showcase day:







The Viking Shield was made out of a paper board cake plate, a sippy cup cap as the silver center, foil tape (the one used by the A/C repair companies), here are some of the other materials we used:

Here is my son painting the pink rubber sippy cup cap, first with gesso and then with silver acrylic paint:



 I prepared a colored paste to give some texture to the shield, by combining fluffy modeling paste with a lighter brown acrylic paint.


And then, I scrachted it out to add the Nordic symbol:





Later, 
I added some shimmering using tattered angels spray, painted the symbol with silver acrylic paint and added the metallic tape around the shield.
I carved some Nordic runes in the tape all around the chiseled, added some silver painted Rhine stones to make the shield more realistic.
 Some close ups:












I added some of the darker brown acrylic paint around the symbol to add more depth to it.

I hope you decide to join this fun challenge and share with us your work.

Enjoy the April's rains,

Vicky Tovar

I am joining some challenges myself:









Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pile It On #128 - Humor and/or Plaid

Dear Scrapper,
New challenge at: Pile it On

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This month at Pile It On we're challenging you to use Humor/Puns. We have a bonus theme for you: Use Plaid.

We're sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and one lucky participant will receive a 2 digi stamps of their choice. The prize winner and Sweet Sprinkles will be announced on April 9.
Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps. Our artist and founder cut his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just  Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression. We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, with our growing catalogue of great value digis with a sense of humour."""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
I decided to make a card to cerebrate the early arrival of the spring here in Texas:


For the inside, I used a quote from this Graphic 45 paper line and more of that plaid tape from my stash:



Here are some of the supplies, I used. I also used some Graphic 45 paper scraps from my last project and the this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

My pile of challenges:

Butterfly Challenge - #74 Butterflies + E is for Edges and/or the colour Mint green
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Freshly Made Sketches - #279
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays) - A Bit 'O Green
Simply Create Too - Lots of Green
Sparkles Forum - Let's Go Green
I hope you enjoyed this happy card and decide to play in this fun challenge,

Happy Spring

Vicky Tovar

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Guest Designer @ Scrapping4funChallenges




Dear scrappers,

I was honored to be asked to guest design for Scrapping4funChallenges  blogspot.
The challenge is:
Challenge #86 - Recycling / Old Stash

Thus, I decided to get my accumulated old stash for St. Patrick's day and make some home decor:






I recycled some packaging to make the tag, and my stash from a few years of accumulation from Graphic 45, some Paper Source hand made paper I bought in Boston last year, some old burlap cardstock from previous projects, leftover metal slider for the hat, glitter ribbon so old... ,  glitter paste from BoBunny and stencils, some liquid metallic turquoise ink, 3 D gluedots, Dollar tree stickers, and glitter flowers with the 4 leaves clover. The wooden plate is from Target.

Here are some close-up pictures:















I will post an SnapGuide soon with details about how I made this mixed media homedecor piece. Please check back this post again to find the link here.
I hope you decide to join this challenge and enjoy the other very talented designers projects too.
I hope enjoy this project, 

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar


I will be participate in the following challenges too:

http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2017/03/sos-294-luck-o-irish.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ShoppingOurStashWeeklyChallengeBlog+%28Shopping+Our+Stash+Weekly+Challenge+Blog%29

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2017/03/255-dry-embossing-machine-or-hand.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UseYourStuff+%28Use+Your+Stuff%29

http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/03/stencil-sunday-march-5.html

https://pixelsandpaperchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/hello-sweet-march.html

Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday Bash Blog Hop


Welcome to the 
Birthday Bash Blog Hop

We hope you are ready to celebrate Birthdays with the biggest Bash around!!
This hop is full of Balloons, Cake, Presents, Smiles and more!
So let's make a wish and blow out the candles
as we celebrate another year of birthdays!! 

  You should have arrived from Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/.
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will get to choose two Bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value)
Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE



What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I made this card using  the fun svg file, pretty-things-bundle from this month's sponsor:



some closeups:



And the inside:

I used some printed cardstocks from CTMH, some TH craftcore color cardstock, and some DCWV light brown printed cardstock. Some 3 Girl Jam ribbon, some punchs around the corner MS punch, wink of stella marker, CTMH liquid glass and some 3D dots.



 Up next is Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/

Here's our line up in case you get lost:


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!!








Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, March 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

BTW:
I am offering some blog candy:
From CTMH and a new ink too. Only requirements: be my follower and make a comment on this blog post.

Good Luck
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Week 8 - Anything Goes