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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

H2H Challenge & Thanksgiving Favors for the Teachers

Dear Scrappers,
I wanted to participate in this H2H Challenge since I saw it weeks ago. Finally here is my take:
I made this favors for my kids' teachers and aids. I used some precut boxes that I bought at StampAntonio awhile ago and wanted to add some tags or cards. Finally I remembered some paperclips that I bought at Walmart and made bookmarks as Thank you cards using some Sizzix die cuts and stamps combo. I stamped in the back the cute Thank You and my kids names using the CTMH acrylic stamps and inks. I attached the card to the paperclip using liquid glass (CTMH) and an hexagon shape cut. I sponged the edges of both cuts.
To embellish the box, i used old papers from CTMH (the felicity collection) and some sponging on the edges with coordinating inks.
For the main teachers,  I included a turkey nugget made at a friend's (CTMH) thanksgiving workshop, some holidays Starbucks coffee samplers and other goodies.
My kids made some foam bookmarks for their teachers as well. It ended up to be a nice activity for them too...
I hope you enjoy it
Happy Thanksgiving
Vicky

http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/11/grateful-for-you.html?m=1

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kings Fair Banner

Dear Scrappers,
My kids school is celebrating their biggest fundraiser this Saturday: our annual Kings fair and guess who volunteered to make my daughter's class one... Yeah, I...
This is fun event, the kids go dressed as maiden and knights.
I have been very busy lately... Putting together this banner:


- I used my gypsy and some cricut carts... Many many...
The painting was the step that took me longer... Next time I will use a big painters brush instead of the foam ones.



I used laminated pictures from the kids as the center of the flowers. I cut each one using my big shot ...


I used a princess cut and replaced the face with my daughter's teacher...
I even included some water drops using liquid glass.
The clouds and the flower cuts were painted my the kids in class. Nice and cleaner way to involve the kids.


A castle with a cross to represent our church...


My first time using vinyl... It wasn't as easy as it sounds because I used painters tape instead of the transfer one and left the cuts too long. Later I had a hard time peeling off the letters. The trick is to use a scoring tool to burnish the cut into the fabric...
I even painted a stream to mimic the fabric my Mom got to make the fold for the rod. My father painted an old rod for drying clothes.
I general, a family effort...
I took me very long, but I love it :-)
What about you?
Have very blessed week
Vicky


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tantalizing Techniques @ StampAntonio

Dear Scrappers,
My second post review some great classes at StampAntonio: www.stampantonio.com
I made this card following Carolyn Cowling's intruction. The technique was faux glass staining using scoring and some Tim Holtz inks...
Cool, isn't it?
Next class is on November 20 from 1-3 pm...
I love this store and would be very sad to loose it: remember to stop by on November 30 to celebrate small businesses. ..
Have a nice week,
Vicky

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Feliz Dia de los Muertos

Dear scrappers,
I recently took a great class at Stamp Antonio Arts taught by Caroline Cowling: Tag-a-licious Tuesday. This class is a wonderful way to get acquainted with many paper crafting techniques: http://www.stampantonio.com/Classdescriptions.html
During last class, we got to make a Dia de Los Muertos explosion box:














This class and this paper crafting store are worth your visit, let's support our local economy and head there for our crafting needs. You won't regret it :-)

I loved this opportunity to explain my kids, this interesting Mexican tradition...
Post your comments please...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

St. Lucy's Costume

Dear Scrappers
A quick post to showcase the candles crown and bread plate that I did for daughter's St. Lucy costume.
I used my cricut and my gypsy to cut both...
Cute, isn't it?
Happy All Saints Day!!!