Happy Friday, everyone!

Every year when is time to make the x-mas list of presents for our loved ones, and you have to start thinking about what to give to each of them, it can be overwhelming, especially with the presents for mom or sisters, because you would like to surprise them with something unique and special. Last October, during my visit to Arizona, Richard Garay surprised us with a beautiful gift from the Journey Girl Jewelry Collection. The box was filled with several pieces of jewelry, and it was our task to put them together without any instructions… It was so entertaining….and easy. I think this locket can be a fabulous gift for anyone on your list. So, to give you an idea of how fun this jewelery is, I made a very short animation of the assembling process of this beautiful locket. Please check it out:

You can personalize this locket by changing the charms, the plates, or why not, giving it your own personal touch. Here are two options of many that you can do with these beautiful jewelry”


Locket with charms:


Locket with Filigree Plate:


You can find more information by looking through the pages of this catalog…

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That is all from me today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Today I just want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am very thankful to enjoy and cherish this day with my family and friends.  I hope you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones too.

May this Thanksgiving day give you many reasons to be thankful :)


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Thanks for stopping by :) Enjoy your long weekend!


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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I am sharing a card and a video featuring some products from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay.  This video shows the easy steps to create my card, and you will see that no matter how simple the design of your project is,  by simply adding some sparkling details, you will make it look outstanding ;)


The set that I used is called Just Because, and I love that it includes its matching dies. I also used some of the pretty ink colors from the same collection: Cool CaribbeanDeightful DaisyLovely LavenderCaptivating CoralBerry Black You will find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.


Of course, I complemented this card with some other products from the Fun Stampers Journey Catalog. I have to point out that the Journey Glaze is one my favorite products, along with some of their tools :)

Anyways,  here is the video…


Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay:
Just Because
Assorted Solids 8.5″ x 11″
Cool Caribbean
Deightful Daisy
Lovely Lavender
Captivating Coral
Berry Black

FSJ products:
Journey Foam Squares
Easy Glide Adhesive
Butter Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
Journey Glaze
Journey Sparkle Cuts

Sequins, Stickles

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That is all from me today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Thank you for stopping by and WELCOME to the HA + ABNH Holiday blog Hop. If you are coming from the creative Bhavana Kesarkar‘s blog, you are in the right direction. Today I am happy to be part of this fun and inspirational Blog Hop showcasing Hero Arts products from the 2015 Holiday Collection.


As part of this special day Hero Arts has stashed THREE great GIVEAWAYS to readers of this hop. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments across all blogs received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. The announcement of the winner will be on Tuesday, November 24th at the Hero Arts Blog.


I created a card showcasing several products from the Holiday Catalog, and I have written the instructions as follows…


  1. Make a base card from Cerulean Layering Paper.
  2. Stamp Candy Stripes Bold Prints background with Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.
  3. Stamp  Winter Trees Scene over a Snow Layering Paper rectangle with Pool to Navy Ombré Ink. I put a little piece of an sticky note onto one of the tree trunks to block it from stamping.
  4. Stamp Joy by Lia over stamped image with Versamark. Heat emboss with Platinum embossing powder.
  5. Trim around the stamped rectangle with a craft knife and ruler. Mat with a golden paper rectangle. Adhere panel to card front.
  6. Using the Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia make a bow from golden paper. Adhere to card front.
  7. Embellish card with tiny Clear Gemstones.


Use a piece of a sticky note over the inked stamp when you want to block part of the image.

So now is time to hop over the next blog hop participant, talented Chitra Menon. I am including the complete list of participants below, just in case you want to start from the beginning:

Hero Arts
Linda Trace
Libby Hickson
Lisa Stein
Niki Garcia
Amy Tsuruta
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Mateja Povse
Suzanne Dahlberg
Michelle Lupton
Bhavana Kesarkar
>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<
Chitra Menon
Gayatri Murali
Isabel Rivera Ruiz
Clare Prezzia

If you happen to find a link that doesn’t work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today’s hop.

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Good Luck to all!  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


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The Fun Stampers Journey theme for the month of November is “Reach Out”. I agree that this month is perfect to send a card or note to those friends and family that you haven’t  talked to or seen in a while. I have to say that having cards ready to send is always a good idea, and making them in sets saves you lots of time. Card sets can also be a nice gift for your friends or family for any occasion. Today I am sharing a card set showcasing some products from The Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay


For this set, I created four cards which are basically the same: a stamped background, a focal point and a short sentiment. I used a pretty stamp set called My Friend to create all the stamped elements of my card. mg_cardsset3

The flower image was stamped with two different colors of ink to create the background. The focal point was created by gold-embossing the flower over a vellum circle. The sentiment was white-embossed onto black card stock, and matted with a golden shimmery paper.mg_cardsset6To finish, I embellished the cards with sequins and gemstones. Quite easy, don’t you think?



Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay:
My Friend
Assorted Solids 8.5″ x 11″
Whirl White
Cool Caribbean
Golden Glow
Totally Tangerine
Lovely Lavender
Captivating Coral
Pierced Circles

FSJ products:
Journey Foam Squares- medium
Easy Glide Adhesive
White Liner
Gold Embossing Powder

Sequins, Golden Shimmery paper, Gemstones

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That is all from me today, I hope you feel inspired to reach out some of your friends and family through a card or note. I am sure you will make them feel better when they know you are thinking about them.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Here is a sneak peek of a project that has been posted today on the Hero Arts blog:

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For this project I used a fun Cutting Die set by Lia called : Poinsettia.  Please click HERE to see the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty week!


Hi there! The Spellbinders Celebra’tions by Richard Garay is a very complete collection of amazing products. This time my card features three of those products: Fringed Garland Die Template, Many Words Clear Polymer Stamps, and Solid Cardstock colors.  I have to say that one of the things that I love the most about this collection is the happy colors :)


To create this card I created a rectangular panel with Whirl White card stock. Then, I diagonally stamped the word “Celebrate” several times to create a background. I used different colors of Ink to make it more interesting (Odacious Orange, Pixie Play, Cool Caribbean.) Next, I stamped the word “Life” with Berry Black ink, and I splattered a little bit of Silk Luster (Luscious Lime and Cool Caribbean) over the background. After that, I die cut a piece of Whirl White card stock with the Fringed Garland Die. Instead of using this as a garland, I used it to create a woven detail for my card along with three thin strips of different colors of card stock :)


Because I was challenged to use only the featured products for my project, I also used the Fringed Garland Die to make a couple of flowers as embellishments for my card.


I die-cut  a piece of Whirl White card stock with Fringed Garland Die. Then, I cut one of the long sides with a craft knife and a ruler (about 3/4″ from the edge) I used a paint brush handle to make the garland into a roll. I placed the roll over a glue dot.


I pressed the roll against glue dot firmly.  I also wrapped the glue dot around the base using the release liner to avoid touching the glue dot. Then I started to extend the outer “petals” one by one towards the center.  At the end, I removed the glue dot release paper, and I adhered the flower onto the card. I used enamel dots as flower centers. For better results, you can secure the enamel dot with a mini glue dot.


Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend. For the first time in ten years, I missed it! Saturday was a rainy day, and I decided to go to Ikea around noon to look for a new desk chair and other things for my craft space. Well, Ikea is kind of far away from my house, and I spent more time there than what I should have, so when we came back there were no more kids outside :( I felt bad, and the worst part is, I still have the candy. Fortunately, the school is collecting candy for the veterans, so I will take the candy to school soon :) Different target with the same good intention, right?

Anyways, today I am sharing a Christmas card, featuring products from the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Catalog. The set that I used is called Color Layering Wreath.


I stamped a card base with Candy Stripes Bold Prints withForever Shadow Ink. Then, on a white rectangle, I stamp-layered with the wreath with different colors of ink. The sentiment was simply stamped with Black Dye Ink, and then I put a red card stock mat under the stamped rectangle. Next, I adhered the panel to the card base.  Last,   I added Glossy Accents details that I sprinkled with glitter, and some gemstones here and there.


Color Layering Wreath
Soft Green Shadow Ink
Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Forever Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Cup O’Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Ruby Dye Ink
Black Dye Ink
Candy Stripes Bold Prints
Snow Layering Paper
Foliage Layering Paper

Red Cardstock, Spellbinders Celebra’tions by RG Pierced Rectangles, Glossy Accents, Glitter.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a Make Live Share project. If you are wondering what that is about, I can tell you that this is a movement that Richard Garay started last year, and  its goal is to inspire others to smile, to share and to create.

To get some inspiration  I watched  a video posted by Richard HERE. On that video he shows how to make a set of Christmas tags and its matching box. Long story short, I loved the idea, but instead of tags, I created a mini Thank You cards set to give to one of my friends at the school where I work. She always has nice things to say to me and to others at school and she is always willing to help.

Anyways, I created these cards using products from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay
 along with Fun Stampers Journey products. I made five  3″ x 3″ cards with Oatmeal Cookie card stock. Then, I created 2″ x 3″ rectangles with different solid colors of card stock. After that, I used one of the stamps included in Brush Strokes, to add some visual texture to the solid panels. I adhered the panels over the card fronts.  Next, I die cut the fun banners using the Banner Trio die templates along with solid colors of card stock, and adhered them over the color panels.

I stamped the “thank you” sentiment (My Friend stamp set) over thin strips of  Whip Cream card stock and Berry Black Ink. Then, I adhered them over the banners. Next, using different colors of Celebrations Fusion Ink, I stamped the small flowers  and centers from the Just Because stamp set, and die cut the images. I adhered the center to the flower with a mini Journey foam square, and then, the flower to the card, with another foam square.

At the end, I put Stickles over the centers, and Journey Glaze on the petals and center as well. Additionally,  I embellished the cards with some clear gemstones.  Finally, I created matching envelopes for the cards.

In order to give these cards to my friend Christine, I created a gift box. I am including a video so you can see how I put everything together:

Well, the whole idea of this movement is fantastic. I hope you feel inspired to create something that can make others smile, and maybe they can also feel inspired to create :)

My friend Christine didn’t expect this little something from me, so she was very excited to get these cards. I made her smile, and that made me smile too.


Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!



Today I have a card to share with you which features some Hero Arts products from the  2015 Holiday Collection. The set that i chose for this card is called Joyful Tidings Tag Set by Lia. This set includes a metal die-cut along with some sentiments. To create my card,  instead of using the set to create a tag, I used the ornament shape as the focal point of my card.


First, I created the background using a cling stamp named Garland Bold Prints along with Brass embossing powder over a Kraft panel. After that,  I die-cut the ornament shape from red card stock, and I cut out a circle from white cardscotk (matching the size of the ornament shape). I put Versamark ink directly over the white circle, and I heat-embossed it using Brass embossing powder. Then, I adhered the circle behind the ornament, and I put it onto the card with foam tape. Next, on a white cardtstock strip, I heat-embossed the word “Cheer”, and I adhered it over the ornament shape. Last, I embellished the card with gold cord and red gemstones.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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