Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursdays with Tombow: You've Got Recycled Mail!

Tuesday was Earth Day and to celebrate I made some Mail Art for my friend using recycled materials! You know those promotion postcards you get from companies or events? You can cover those as use them as base for Mail Art Postcards! Another idea is to use magazine paper to do your own envelopes.

The first thing I did was draw my girl on a piece of cardstock. To sketch I used the Mono Drawing Pencil.
 Then I outlined the drawing with the Mono Twin Permanent Marker, my new best friend! After that I used the back of a regular copy paper that I didn't need anymore to trace the girl. I'm going to used that image to paper piece the girl with magazine paper.
 You can re-use these any times you want, just apply some Tombow Mono Removable Adhesive on the girl paper. Once you cut the paper shape, lift the paper and rub the adhesive with your finger. I recommend putting the adhesive on the girl instead of the magazine because rubbing the magazine could break it, depending on how thin is the paper. You can do extra stencils for the bangs and headband or just use the big piece first and then cut it even smaller, like I did.
 For the background of the postcard I used a promotional postcard and I covered it with paper from a Carter's catalog. I actually ended up using the other side of the postcard to cover it and just used name tag to put my friends address on that side. I applied the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive exactly on the border of the page. Since this glue is super strong, I trust that this tiny piece of mail art will be safe once it's on the way.
 Here is how the girl looks paper pieced. I colored the girl before adding the paper pieces.
 Here I added lots of lines and highlights with a white pen and the Mono Twin Permanent Marker.
 I colored the girl using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens and the Irojiten Colored Pencils.
 For her shirt I used a Carter's catalog. I also did some doodled ruffles on it.
 If you follow me on Instagram, you know that on Saturday I went to the National Postal Museum. I bought a bag of used stamps from around the world and did this tiny collage! You know, Earth Day, I tried to do a tiny map/country collage thingy.
 I doodled around the postcard with the Mono Twin Permanent Marker and I added this little I Love Spring from one of the catalogs with the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.
 I hope you had a nice Earth Day!
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Take Care!
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tombow USA Blog Hop with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi and Welcome to the Tombow USA Blog with Elizabeth Craft Designs!
You probably came from Helen's Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog to start!
For my project I did some cards with some girls I drew inspired by Megan K Suarez.
I LOVE the watercolor paper!! If you mix it up with Tombow Dual Brush Pens it is magic!!

To do the background I did wavy lines with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens on the watercolor paper and then I took a watercolor brush to smear the lines and do a lighter shade of pink. 

I sketched the girls with the Mono Drawing Pencils and then I traced the lines with the fine tip of the Mono Twin Permanent Marker. I used a flower from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Hats Peel Off Stickers, the circles on the background came from the same set.

 To glue all the papers I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive and for the sequins I used the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

The butterfly is from the Daisies in Oval Peel Off Stickers, the bow is from Hats and my favorite little stars are from Cup Cakes.

How about some fun prizes!! In order to enter to win the prize, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this week as well as “Like” TombowUSA and Elizabeth Craft Designs on Facebook.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Today the Blog Hop ends with me,but come back tomorrow for more inspiration!
Have a great Saturday!

The Lineup is:
Friday April 18th:

Saturday April 19th:

Sunday April 20th:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tombow Blog Hop with Regina Easter

Hi and Welcome to the Tombow Blog Hop with Regina Easter!
You probably came from Melissa's Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog to start! 
For my project today I made a project life spread.

To glue all the papers I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

All the cards and most accessories are from Dear Lizzy. 

On the right card I added some stickers and vellum heart to the jars. My favorite glue to use with vellum is the NEW Xtreme Permanent Adhesive

To glue these Avery Elle Sequins I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

To glue these puffy stars from May Arts I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. I also splattered some glimmer mist on the card.

To glue the flair I used Tombow Power Tabs

To make this little embellishments I used a 1.5 scallop circle punch and the Round 25 Epiphany Crafts Tool. I glued some sequins with the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to a piece of paper and punched them out after placing a bubble cap on top. I got this idea from my friend Shannon at Designs Of A Paddymack.

 These enamel dots are actually DIY enamel dots. I just put some perler beads on the oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes and they look store bought. They are a lot cheaper and I just use the Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

No Tombow Blog Hop is complete without a prize! 

Xtreme Adhesive
Refill, Xtreme Adhesive
MONO Adhesive Removable
Refill, MONO Adhesive Removable

In order to enter to win the prize, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this week as well as “Like” TombowUSA and The Cutting CafĂ© on Facebook.

Enjoy the HOP!

Here is the line-up!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My Top 5 of March!

Happy Sunday people!
I know that it has been April for a week but I wanted to share the products I used and loved the most the past month. I have been working on my December Daily. Yes! I know it is April but you know how this scrapbooker thing works... always behind! LOL 
I also spent a whole week deep cleaning my house for pre-inspection since we are moving to Texas in June!
But let's get to the list!

#1 My Silhouette Cameo!!

I got it on Valentine's Day and it took me a while to use it since there is always some boring chore I have to do. LOL But once I opened it and used it... Awesome!! I downloaded a bunch of fonts and some freebies and I am in heaven! Silhouette also had a 50% off sale and I got a ton of cuts for $16!
That messy circle is a freebie
Find this project HERE!

#2 Simple Stories Pocket Pages
As I already admitted I'm still doing December Daily but these pages have made it so much easier! I was really considering taking my December Daily 2012 stuff (which is on a bag) and putting it in one of those Sn@p Books.

Here is a sneak peek of my December Daily 2013! As God as my witness I will finish this book this week!!

#3 Pinkfresh Studio Resin Shapes
They are just so awesome!! I am totally hoarding the orange ones for some Halloween Project Life I have to do. To glue them I use the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive!

You can see this project HERE!

#4 American Crafts Shaped Sequins
I am addicted to Confetti Pockets so of course I am having a lot of those on my DD!

Confetti Pocket Sneak Peek!!

#5 May Arts Puffy Stars!
They are just a super cool embellishments and of course I needed to put them in Confetti Pockets!
You can find this project HERE

So that's it for this month! 
I would love to hear about your current favorites!

**REMEMBER that you have until Monday 7th at Midnight to join my April Showers Challenge at Tombow! You could win amazing Tombow Goodies!

Take Care!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tombow Challenge: April Showers!

Happy Monday!! I am hosting the Tombow Challenge for this month and the theme is April Showers! 

To play with us just do a project with this theme. It can be whatever you want: a card, scrapbook layout, project life layout, smash book page, you can alter your boots or your umbrella! Just have fun with it! 

For the background I used a cool technique where I write with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen on a Blending Pallet and then I used the mister on top of the scribble to make it a colorful little puddle and then I drip it on the paper. It's like watercolors but a lot less messy. I used pink and blue dual brush pens and also a little of Mister Huey's Blizzard Mist to add some shimmer.

 I embossed a Peachy Keen Stamps Face on Vellum and sewed around the cloud shape I made. I left a little space open to add some sequins on the inside and then I sewed it to close it. You may wonder how did I glued the vellum if you can't see the adhesive!! I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive! Which is one of the prizes you can win if you participate on this challenge!

I also sewed a bit on the bottom to mimic raindrops and the added some sequins with the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, to glue the stars from May Arts I used the New Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive

For my second project I made a project life using the photo that inspired this challenge!  

Here is Miss Cloud again with the sequins and glued on to the card with the New Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive! I also did the watercolor splatter effect here with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen

 I made a confetti pocket!  

Here I glued a star with the New Tombow Xtreme Adhesive and I glued the bow I made with the Tombow Power Tabs.

Here I just wrote some journaling with my typewriter. I used the Tombow Mono Removable Adhesive (one of the prizes) to glue this card to a bigger paper while I typed.

Here I just used washi tape, stickers, enamel dots and a cut from my Silhouette. 

Okay to recap:
The theme is April Showers!
You have until  Monday April 7th at midnight to participate!
Remeber that voting starts on Tuesday April 8th so tell your friends to vote!
Winner will be announced on Wednesday April 9th!

Can't wait to see your creations!
Have Fun!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Mind's Eye Blog Hop with Tombow!

Hi and Welcome to the My Mind's Eye and Tombow USA Blog Hop! 
You probably came from Tonya's Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog to start!

I am super excited for today's hop! MME is one of my favorite companies and they are responsible for my Enamel Dots addiction. For my project I made a layout using the Now and Then: Dorothy Collection.

For the title I used my Silhouette Cameo and since it's thin I used the fine tip of the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

This circle is from one of the 3x4 cards. I added a brad, enamel dots, enamel shapes and sequins. I also used washi tape. The sketchy circle is a free cut file

I embellished around the photo with lots of stickers, a 3x4 card, some brads and enamel dots.

For the flair button I removed the adhesive dot and the pin and used the Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to glue it to the layout.

To glue all the papers I used the Mono Adhesive Permanent.

I hope you enjoyed my project! 

Blog Prizes
To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" My Mind’s Eye on Facebook Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing!
Commenting for your chance to win this blog hop prize will end March 30th  at Midnight EST! 

The prize will include:

Saturday's Line Up
Jennie Garcia: <<YOU ARE HERE

My Mind’s Eye Blog:
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