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Friday, March 9, 2018

Cup of Joe Blog Hop and first post for Craftwell

Welcome to the
Cup of Joe Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects full of my favorite drink, COFFEE!! So grab your favorite cup of Joe and enjoy a coffee break with  all these fabulous projects!

You should have arrived from Alicia but if not head over to
Connie Can Crop, she  is the beginning of this hop!!

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

One lucky hopper will win 3 free SVG files from our fabulous sponsor this month!!

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 on every blog to be eligible to win.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Today for this blog hop I am sharing with you my first post for Craftwell. For this kind of mixed media project I got inspired by my love for coffee and a coffee cardboard sleeve, I got at at small coffee shop in Fredericksburg, TX.  This is my end result:

Craftwell Tools: Cut N' Boss and Teresa Collins dies. For more supplies and steps to make this wall-hanging, please head over my Snapguide. Furthermore, all die cuts from the Teresa Collins dies, were made from used Stay-Wet paper, which was stained with many acrylic colors from my painting palettes.

Here are some more close looks:

I attached the Sizzix frame die cut only by the edges to add dimension to the frame.

I attached the tags only by the brad, leaving some movement to the whole piece, sticking the end of the tags inside the coffee sleeve:

I made a dangle using one of the TH IdeOlogy tags, a brad, and a vintage button:

 I tried to add as much dimension, as I could:

I added the Teresa Collins die-cut heart and a veneer cup from Latina Crafter, which I embellished with a red heart cut with a Sizzix die for contrast.

I hope you enjoyed my first craft for Craftwell and follow their blog as well

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

Now head over to Amanda

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

I am also participating in the following challenges:

Distress ink, distress crayons, acrylics

movable tags and dangle.

because of its colors, I find this canvas very masculine.

Friday, March 2, 2018

PWP: March blog hop

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!
If you've arrived here from Dana's blog, then you're in the right place.
If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

Are you ready for our March blog hop? The theme for this month is Spring. Is it Spring yet where you are? The design team is sharing their spring themed projects! We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the pwp blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 6 2018 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.
For this blog hop, I got inspired by the warmer spring air here in Texas and by these two stamp sets from PWP: evening-primrose and the wildflowers-cling-stamp-set sentiment:

Some materials and instructions:

1-I used an oversized wooden tag and covered with an used Stay-wet painting palette paper, which was stained with many acrylic colors.

2- I cut a flower to make shaker flower using a Queen & Co. shaker flower-die-set.

Then, I added some translucent and gold big glitter and colored the outside of the flower with pink glitter marker:

3- I stamped the my flower using Hero Arts black ink:  

at this moment I wasn't sure which of the flowers I wanted to used, but I got inspired by this picture and decided on the evening primrose because the colors coordinate so well with my painting pallet paper and shaker-die cut:

4- I die cut some other wild-flowers shapes using the left-over of the Stay-wet paper:

5- I used some vine stencils from Anna Griffin and TH distress paints to add more to the colored background:

6- I colored a Creative Embellishments vine die cut and the stamped flower with markers and mermaid paint brushes from Jane Davenport:

7-  I stamped the sentiment with black HeroArts ink and embossed it with CTMH embossing powder on a handmade cardstock.

It gives an interesting effect because this paper absorbs the wax from the embossing powder giving the letters a metallic shimmer, but not the 3D effect.

  and I added a green metallic marker frame around the cardstock:

8- I attached some twine and a Moroccan bead to add some interest to the tag.

9- Finally, I cut a flower arrangement that came with the handmade cardstock in three and added it to the tag:

I hope you enjoyed this fun spring tag/ wall hanging:

I'm the last stop in this fun blog hop.
Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
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&Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

BTW, I'm participating in the following challenges:
shaker flower
acrylic paints/ markers / mermaid brushpaints

Lemon-lime twist (TH distress paint)/ elements of spring time/ metallic

the multiple colors and texture of the walls, the rose vines and the blue of the lady dress, which I used in some of the wild flowers...

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Dear Scrappers,

This is My post for Paper Wing Production. I’m sharing with you a quick gift I made for my father's birthday:

I used:
Graphic 45 papers:

Some hear stickers,
A wooden shadow box from Hobby Lobby
Heart outline and happy photo frame dies, Teresa Collins for Craftwell:

DecoFoil in red and DecoFoil glue pen

First, I stamped the flaming heart images around the outer sides of the box using DecoFoil glue pen and added some red foil more or less successfully.

 I added a border from the seller stamp set around the frame, with less success 😜

I cut some frames for cuts using the Graphic 45 papers and the heart outline shape. I glued the frames to my pictures using scorch tape.

 I made two paper rossetes from paper border strips leftover from a previous project and added the hearts.

 I stamped 2 veneer shapes with the little heart stamp and DecoFoiled too. 

I added a piece of clear packaging material to a foam outline heart die cut and glued the heart outline from paper on the other side of the clear acrylic to make the heart shaker with some shaped sequins inside.

I made this shadow box for my father’s birthday, and wanted to make it special highlighting my children’s love for him.

I hope you enjoyed my shadow box and visit my blog.

Today, I have some special news too: I’m on the Craftwell Design team, yeah, here is my announcement: