Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Super Happy to Be Back....

Hello everyone!!!! 
I have missed you all so much! 
It feels amazing to be back in my craft room 
creating! I hope your New Year is off to an amazing 
start!!! I took a bit of a step back temporarily, and as sad 
and hard as it was for me to come to that decision I came to realize that I was not balancing 
my time out fairly. Most of my day was spent in my craft room aside from 
cooking and taking my boys to and from school. I still love crafting and I truly 
understand how fast time flies when you are doing something you love. But...I was not
doing a great job of family time. I am super happy to still 
have the love to create and I will be, but I will also be conscious of the time I am spending 
doing it. I hope you understand my absence and I look forward to sharing more 
creations with you. 

I am joining the 30 Day Coloring Challenge 
hosted by the wonderful Kathy from The Daily Marker.
I used the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals stamp set 
for my coloring. 


I began by coloring the little monkey images which I had stamped
all over to create my background. I used my Copic markers. I started 
with the E47, E57, E55, and E31. For the lighter areas, I used E21, E51,
and E50. 


For the bananas, I used Y38, Y35, and Y15.


I then decided to create cards with them. 
   I was going for a non-traditional Valentine theme.
The monkeys and the bananas go perfectly together! 
                       



I can not thank you enough for taking the time to stop by and visit me!! 
I pray you each have a wonderful and Blessed day!!! 




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It's Your Birthday, Go Nuts ..........

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be guest designing once again
for the MFT blog.
It has been a blast creating with the super cute December 2017
MFT release. 

I created this CAS card using the new Friendly Forest stamp set. 


I die cut blue, orange, and white card bases using the Die-namics



I then stamped my images onto the bases using Versamark ink. 
Then I heat embossed the images. 




These were super fast, easy and fun to create. I hope you have enjoyed 
the cards I created as a guest designer. Big thank you to each of you and 
to MFT for inviting me! 

Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

One Layer Unicorn Card .......

Hello everyone! Mayra here from Mayras Designs with today's 
blog post. Today the theme is one layer card. 
I love this theme, I do not create many one layer cards but when I 
do I am always happy with that technique. 

For my card today, I used the brand new Sparkle stamp set
I began by cutting my card base from Strathmore Bristow 
cardstock. 


I stamped the image I would be using all over using Ranger Archival 
ink in the color Jet Black. I knew I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color
Real Brush watercolor markers to color these in. 


I started with the colors Lilac and Purple. I then used the Violet and Deep Violet. 
To add a bit of color to the white areas of the unicorns I added the colors
Light and Mid Gray. To fill in the background I used Blue. 


To add a bit of stars to the blue areas I stamped the unicorn image onto 
post-it paper, then cut them out to create a mask. I used white acrylic paint
to splatter my stars. 




I then stamped my sentiment and my one layer card was finished. 
I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create. 


Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day!

CDD Products Used: 






Sunday, December 17, 2017

'Tis The Season For Treats....

Hello and happy Sunday! 
I have a post for you today on the 
Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog I would 
love for you to stop by. 

I adore using mermaids with a Christmas theme. 
To see the full card please, visit the blog here


Thank you so much! 
Hoping you have a blessed and awesome weekend! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Day 10 of Advent Calendar 2017 ........

Happy Friday everyone! 
I am stopping by today to share a couple of cards 
I created using the newest release from Craftin' Desert Divas. 
It is available here

I created three cards to share. 
For the first card, I used the Far Out stamp set. 




I began by creating the alcohol ink background. 
I am a newbie to this technique. I love the look 
these inks create. 


For the second card, I did the same technique 
once again just using different colors. 
The unicorns from the Sparkle stamp set are super cute. 


For the third card, I used the PS I Love You stamp set. 
For the background, I used the Hearts Galore stencil. 


I also have the day 10 of my advent calendar to share with you. 
I used the Holiday Sweater stamp set along with the Nice List set. 




I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create! 
Thank you very much for stopping by! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day! 










Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Favorite Things Guest Designer .....YAY !!!

Hello everyone! 
Happy Thursday!  I am super excited, honored, and thankful to be 
today's guest designer on the My Favorite Things blog!! 
I can not thank My Favorite Things 
enough for this amazing opportunity! 
It is a dream come true! 

I created this card to share with you using two products from the brand new
release. Town Bears stamp set and. It is such an adorable set. 


I began by die cutting the base of my card using Die-namics
Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the largest one. 
I then stamped the bear, trees, and houses using MFT Hybrid Ink 
in the color Black Licorice.  I created masks for the images 
in order to create a patterned background. 




After taking off all of the masking (favorite part when creating these types of cards)
I colored my images using Copic markers. 


For the greens in the trees, I used G99, 94, YG95, YG67, YG17, YG13,
YG03, YG21. For the trunk of the trees, I used E47, 44, and 41


For the navy areas I used, B99, B95B93, and B0000.
For my bear, I began with YR27, YR24, YR21, and YR20
(I used these colors for the rust toned areas as well). 
I then went over the bear using E47, E44, E55, E35, and E31.

I loved how the background came out. I wanted to make my little bear standout a bit more, I decided to die cut another piece of cardstock using the same pale
I stamped the bear and the trees once again and colored them using
the same colors from the background. 
I glued the finished piece to the base of my card. 
My card was finished. 

I also have the treat box I created for my advent calendar to share with you. 
For today's box I used the same file from the online Silhouette store. 
It is the Favor Box by Lori Whitlock design ID# 187420
I used the adorable Town Bears stamp set again. 



I used the same color combinations of Copic as I did for yesterday's box,
you can find the ones I used here
For the 11 I used the Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics set. 





I truly loved creating with this set. 
I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create.
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CDD Social Media Mood Board Challenge December 2017 ....

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I am so happy to be stopping by today...
I feel as if I haven't crafted in a while. 
It has been a bit busy for me and I have to be honest 
I feel as though my crafty mojo took a mini vacation, lol. 
I am happy to say that today (thank you GOD) I felt creative
and actually had ideas!!  YAY!!! 

For today I created this treat box as part of my Advent Calendar. 
I love the Winter Village Digital stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas. 
From the moment Tara showed us this set, I knew I would love creating
with it. 


I began by creating a scene onto my favor box die cut file. 
This box is from the online Silhouette store
Favor Box by Lori Whitlock
design ID# 187420.


I cut out my scene and colored it in using Copic markers. 
For my colors, I was inspired by our current
 CDD Monthly Social Media Mood Board Challenge: 

Image may contain: plant and indoor

I hope you will join us, create something and share with us on the CDD Gallery. 
I used my all time go to red combination R46, R27, R17, and R05. 
I added a bit of R89 and E18 to deepen the shadow areas. 
For the green areas, I used G99, G94, YG17, and YG03.
I then added my 'snow' using my Uni-Ball white pen. 


Here is how it looked once I finished coloring. 









I love how easy it was to create. 
I hope you enjoy. 
Than you so much for taking the time to stop by. 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day. 

CDD Products Used: 
stamp set 






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