Thursday, November 19, 2009

My New Addiction

I decided to take on a challenge that only the Lord could bring forth victory... LOL I have always been very intimidated by stamping, and I decided that we should offer card classes with stamping techniques at the store. Since there was no one willing to do it, I prayerfully volunteered myself for the task. I had to depend on the Lord the entire time, and you can tell because the cards are beyond what I imagined they would be.

I took upon myself the challenge of learning how to use Prismacolors (colored pencils) with the odorless mineral spirits (which by the way are NOT odorless). I practiced a bit on scraps, and due to the time I dived straight into my cards... Here is the result:

I really like the outcome, and I MUST say: I have a new addiction (not like I needed another one!)

Love in Christ,


"And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You" (Psalm 9:10)

Thank you Jesus, for ALWAYS proving to be faithful! I worship you!

Monday, November 16, 2009

and the Faith Blog Candy Winner is...

KRISTINE!!!! Check out her blog here.

Thank you all for stopping by. This was a true blessing. I pray that the Lord would continue to bathe you with love and passion for Him & His word. May you never be tossed to and fro, but may you continue to stand in the Rock that is Christ.

Love in Christ,


Friday, November 13, 2009

Friend of Faith Blog Hop

I am so blessed to be part of this blog hop. I was floored when I saw how many bloggers are not ashamed to stand up for the Lord Jesus Christ. May He be glorified through this, and may the Lord use this hop to bring other to Himself! :) Since I am so excited, I decided that I will be sharing a little something myself with those that leave a comment on this post AND become followers of my blog. Have fun hopping!

Here is how it works:
Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a
If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.
To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?
One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a

The next stop on this blog hop is Candace Mitchell's blog.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Tin, a Mini-Album, and Two Flowers

As part of Kiki-Art's team, I am sometimes responsible of coming up with scrappy recycling projects. For this past week, I altered a tin I was about to throw away. I had already used all of the flowers that came inside of it, so I truly did not think of a reason to keep it until I was faced with this challenge. I am very excited about the outcome, so I decided to create a mini tutorial. (Keep in mind that I am not including measurements because I do not expect you to have the same alterable item as I do. )

Here is what I created:

Supplies needed:
1. Empty tin
2. Patterned Paper
3. Adhesive
4. Recycled Straw
5. Left over chipboard (not shown, but used to create the mini-album)
6. Bling Swirls

Steps to follow:

1. I covered the bottom of the tin with Kiki-Art's patterned paper. Notice that the 12x12 strip did not cover all of my tin. To fix this, I cut a smaller strip of Kiki-Art's paper and adhered it to the tin first.

2. I then took some straw I found amongst my scraps and used it to cover the place where both patterned papers met.

3. I created a blossom (see bottom for tutorial) and adhered it on top of the straw towards the bottom of the tin.

4. I cut Kiki-Art's heart bling in half. I used the left side of the heart a swirl to decorate the center of the tin.

5. In order to cover the tin's lid, I traced the circumference of the lid on Kiki-Art's paper and then cut around it. I then adhered the small strips of Kiki-Art's paper to the border.

6. I used acrylic paint to cover the separation between the circle and the border.

7. I used the straw to add detail to the border of the lid.

8. In order to create the flower I used to decorate the lid, I cut two small circles and tore all around the edges. Then I created a daisy (see bottom for tutorial) and added a brown brad to adhere them together.

Simple as that!! The tin is now done!

To make the mini-album, all you have to do is cut circles out of chipboard in order to decorate them with patterned paper. ( I used a variety of Kiki-Art's Awesome paper) Once you are done decorating the mini-album, you have to punch a hole through all of the pieces you created and attach together with ribbon, a book ring, or whatever other way you want. (I chose to use some of the straw.)

It is important that the circles you create fit inside of the tin you decide to decorate. Here is the finished product with the mini-album inside: :)

Instructions for Blossom:
1. Draw a swirl on a square sheet of paper. (I used a 2'x2' piece of Kiki-Art paper).

2. Cut the swirl out of the square and all around the lines you drew.

3. Start rolling the swirl from the outside in as seen in the picture below:

4. Roll until you can't anymore.

5. Let go of the swirl, and "VOILA!" your blossom is done! (you may have to arrange the "petals" a bit to make it look the way you want it to.)

Instructions for Daisy on top of the lid:
1. Cut 7-8 slits into TWO circles.

2. Take each petal individually and fold in half.

3. Place each "circle" on top of the other, alingning the petals until you like the way they look together. Place a button or a brad in the center of the flower.

I hope you have enjoyed these tutorials! I know I still owe you the flower tutorial... Stay tuned for that!

Love in Christ,


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kiki-Art Kits

I didn't even think of taking pictures of ALL the awesome product that Kiki-Art sent me, but thank Jesus one of the other ladies from the DT did. Here are the pics:






Chipboard Shapes & Album:
Make sure you check Kiki-Art out. Their stuff is awesome!!

Love in Christ,



I received my box FILLED with all of the Kiki-Art goodies on Saturday and have been very busy creating!! I want to show you the first layout I created using their Antologia Magica paper:I titled this layout: Sonar no cuesta nada. (To Dream does not cost anything).

The journaling reads as follows: Since you were born I have always prayed that the Lord would teach you how to dream according to His commandments, in order that all your dreams would come true.

To create this layout:
1. Tear the edges off of the Burbujas paper, and rip one of the corners in order to show a piece of the glittered chipboard. Cut a butterfly from the Mariposas paper and adhere to the pink chipboard. Then sew the ripped edge to give the effect as if the butterfly is trapped.2. Cut one of the strips from the Burbujas and Maripossas paper and make pleats. To keep them in place, sew them together.

3. Cut a 5 3/4" x 9 1/2" rectangle from the Burbujas y Mariposas paper and use the back. Place this rectangle towards the left side of the sheet. Stitch with white yarn all around the border.

4. Use a scalloped punch to cut out the border used to embellish the picture and adhere it to your picture.

5. Cut a 7"x5 1/2" rectangle from the Mariposas paper and place it towards the right of the layout. Sew a nice pattern around the edges using white yarn.

6. Cut 4 butterflies from the Mariposas paper and adhere a pop dot on the back of them. Decorate each butterfly with a piece of bling from the bling heart. Place on top of the pink rectangle (see picture).

7. Cut 2 of the bling hearts in half and use each side individually to create the swirls seen in the picture.

8. Create 3 flowers (come back for tutorial) and adhere them on pink rectangle.

9. Cut your title in white and adhere where desired.

10. Us the Fun Tape around the entire layout to add detail.

11. Journal around the pink rectangle using a white pen.

Every single thing in this layout is created using Kiki-Art products. Even the bling is theirs!! This company is AWESOME!!!

I will be posting a small tutorial on how to create the flowers I made for this layout, so make sure you come back later to check that out... :)

Love in Christ,


"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions" (Joel 2:28)

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