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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Alejandra's Display ages 0-5 years old

Dear scrappers,

I finally finished my daughters' display for her first 0-5 years:



I used some papers from my stash, and don't remember which paper company they were.
The circle chippie from Cretaive Embellistments, some canvas stickers from an old scrapbooking monthly kit, CTMH number/alphabets stamps and inks, gesso, eggshell acrylic craft paint, metallic embellishments from CTMH and Michaels. Mesh ribbon and yarn ribbon also from that monthly kit, alpha- blocks from TH, and some other supplies.
First I painted roughly the back and side of each picture insert with white gesso. Then I added a piece of printed cardstock. Then, I painted the chippie in white and added some highlights with gold acrylic paint. Finally I diecut the pictures and added some stamping, embellishment, etc. Finally, I glued down the chippie and attached the yarn ribbon to the frame and I added more metal elements and stamping.


This picture is from when Ale became 1 yo.
Here is her US and her 1 st picture as a baby.


In these, she was 3 yo.


This picture was taken at school when she was 2 yo.
This is from her 4th birthday.


 A closer look at the treatment I made to the circle chip pie.



Some of the challenges, which inspired me: 




The chippie circle, the time passing, the numbers.





The yarn ribbon


used of yarn ribbon , the circle, and the colors.





Monday, January 23, 2017

Pile It On! #125 - Quotable

There is a new challenge at Pile it On:
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The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Inspired by a Quote/Lyric/Saying
To begin the new year, this month will be our first annual Charity Challenge. Thirty dollars will be gifted to the charity of choice of one lucky winner (randomly chosen from challenges #124 & #125.)

The Top Picks for Challenge #124 will be announced on January 29, and Top Picks this challenge and the Prize Winner will be announced on February 12.
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For this challenge, I decided to make a wood wall hanging with a Swirlydoos project kit, I had from a while ago, for a graduation present:


I love the quote supplied with this kit and how perfectly goes with this young lady.

These are some of the supplies I used:


 Most of the supplies come from this kit or from other Swirlydoos kits. The gesso is from my stash though....


The diecut is from a previous kit, but I liked because it adds tons of dimension:







This is the finished project, showing the invitation inside the circle as an example that it can hold a picture behind it:

I added some 3D dots with the wrapper to have it ready to hold the picture.

I also did some creative gift wrapping of the wallhanging, and added a card made in one of my friend Gloria's workshops:


 The cookies arrangement with the college colors was made by my friend Nancy, who has Nancy fancy cookies...



I hope you enjoyed this fun mixed media project and leave me some love,
My Snapguide for this project you can find it here... 

Many scrappy blessings

Vicky Tovar

here is my pile of challenges, I'm entering:


Word Art Wednesday - anything goes



Friday, January 13, 2017

What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop


Welcome to the 
What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a super magical blog hop themed all around Mickey Mouse and his friends at the Magic Kingdom! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and share the fun of Disney's lovable Characters!

  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 BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will win their choice of a digital stamp from their shop!!
Be sure to visit them on etsy here.
On facebook here.
And their blog 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 1/18/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
You should be coming from: Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/


For this hop, I decided to finally finish my children's room name tags for the doors.

For my son:



a closer look:

And for my daughter:


A closer look:


I used american crafts card stocks, my cricut cake, and the Disney's Mickey & Friends cart.
I hope you enjoy this fun and easy to make project.


 Up next is Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Here's our line up in case you get lost:

Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Sarah-  http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/




Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge!!



Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time

Monday, January 9, 2017

Pile It On! #124 - Colorfully Aware

New Challenge at:


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The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Colorfully Aware (Be inspired by the colors of an Awareness Ribbon)


To begin the new year, the next month will be our first annual Charity Challenge! Thirty dollars will be gifted to the charity of choice of one lucky winner (randomly chosen from challenges #124 & #125.)

The Top Picks for this challenge will be announced on January 29, and Top Picks for challenge #125 & the Prize Winner will be announced on February 12.
Photo Credit: © Dixie Allan

You can find a list of Awareness Ribbon colors here; be inspired however you like!

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Dear Scrappers,

For this challenge, I though about my father, who is almost officially in remission after having to go through painful treatments for his Basal Cell carcinoma (type of skin cancer). His birthday is on February 18 and he might be visiting his family at that point, so I decided to make him a card just so:

I started with this empty envelope and made a pocket card scraplifting and idea from my friend Carol...


This is the final card, using the lavender ribbon and wings die cuts.


I added a ribbon to keep the card shut.


The inside of the card, with the pocket for a gift card or in my case a bookmark, I'm planning to make for my father:


I used the new tool Carol gave for Christmas: the groove and distressed all edges of the papers using twilight ink from CTMH. All papers, envelope and ribbon are CTMH as well. The die is from spellbinders and the stamp I can really recall.
You can see the pocket better in this picture:





Lavender: All kind of Cancers Awareness

My pile of challenges: 
4 Crafty Chicks - scraps 
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Connie Can Crop: Anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes with ribbon 
Crafty Sentiments - something new (new wings die)
Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - anything goes
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #1 - Anything Goes
Inspiration destination - anything goes
Mod Squad - anything but Christmas
PDE Linky - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything with ribbon
Retarte 2W, E3 - #92 - Anything Goes  - challenge runs till Jan 31
Simon says Wednesday - something new (new wings die)
Star In My Pocket - show off new stuff
Sunny Day Crafting - W - Always Anything Goes or Disney
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Design Team- Connie Can Crop: It's that time again

  Good morning dear scrappers,

This is my design team post for Connie Can Cropa birthday card I made using an image from the sponsor for this month:




I used an Atlantic Hearts sketch, which I used last time too to guide my card and CTMH papers and stamps for the sentiment in the outside and inside:


This was a very easy to make card and showcases how cool are the Kitty Bee's designs images.

BTW, Big welcome to the new designers on the blog: 

Marji Franklin, Sue Kracker, and Shannon Myiow. I really look forward to be inspired and challenged to do my best too by you and your amazing designs.


And don't forget to enter this month's challenge:



Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time

And

don't miss out on my BIG
Wild Blogiversary hop
going on all week long!
10 sponsors and 10 amazing prizes!!



Scrappy hugs,


Monday, January 2, 2017

Wild Blogiversary Hop

My project's picture will be posted later tonight, but here we go:
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Welcome to the 
Wild Blogiversary Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for a week long celebration in honor of my 8th year here in Blog Land! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the wild animal in us all!!

 You should have arrived from Ashley-  http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.comIf 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 ten amazing sponsors for this anniversary hop!!

Connie's Crafty Cart- Sassafras Lass Stamps,
Miss Kate Cuttables- 2 free SVG image 

Kitty Bee Designs- 1 free digital stamp
Creative Memories- $25 gift certificate

Close to my Heart- Stamp Set and Ink (mine)
Stampin Up- Embossing Folder
Fun Stampers Journey- Stamp Set
Mermaids N Monograms- Adorable Mason Jar Glass
Little Scraps of Heaven- 2 $10 Gift Certificates
and
Paper Crafting World- SVG file



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 1/11/17
at Connie Can Crop.
And YES you can win more than one prize!! So be sure to leave 


your comments!!
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I made this double layout for my son's 2nd grade field trip, which happened 2 years ago...
The left side:
 The right side:

Left side flap:

Right side flap:


I had these papers from a wild kit since a while and decided to finally use it. I had cut the papers as part of a PhotoFull class from Tami Sanders at a local scrapbooking store, but now that I finally wanted to use it, I could find the sketch anymore, so I came up with my own design using the precut papers...
No bad, ugh?
I added Connie's Crafty Cart's supplies: washi tape and the green twine. 
I hope you enjoy it and decide to hop with us:
My price to a lucky winner and which is a follower:

so be sure to comment here...

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

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Holli- sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Michelle-http://michellekinder.blogspot.com/
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Ashley-  http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Sarah-  http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Shannon M- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/

and don't forget to participate in Connie Can Crop challenge:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time


I'm participating in the following challenges:

http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/12/challege-48-and-winners-of-challenges.html

http://another-freaking-scrappy-challenge.blogspot.com/
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Happy New Year