Monday, June 29, 2015

Texas Shaped K-cups Holder- Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #31!

Dear scrappers,
I had bought a K-cup holder in the shape of Texas for my husband for Fathers' day and was struggling about how to decorate it in a more innovative way and bingo, the latest challenge from:
Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #31! came to the rescue, thus, the Saturday before Fathers' day I got to work on this fun technique: Layering Stencils: Pain Resist from the latest book from Tim Holtz, Compendium of Curiosities 3.
Here is the finished project:
I had an idea of what I wanted for the front of the holder and mod podged a napkin with this vintage flag motif and distressed it further with broken china distress paint (Ranger).

For the back:
It is where I really did the portrayed technique for this challenge and had fun using Picket Fence distress paint, several distress inks, and more stencils by Tim. The technique worked its magic and highlighted the details I wanted...
I used some paper from CTMH's old collection Zarzaparrilla to cover the other faces of the holder and these papers country style really complimented the look.

I used some embossed papers I found a our local scrapbook store to cover the boot and distressed it using vintage photo distress ink.
 I cut out a star from the napkin and cover the provided shipboard star in this kit and attached in top of the other star.
 I did the same for the back of the holder
and a closeup of the lower part:
The K-cup holder is from a local company: Heart of Texas Studios.

BTW, this challenge was sponsored by the wonderful Joy and her family at Inspiration Emporium, Please visit them and get some goodies :-)

Thank you Linda and your wonderful group of designers for giving me this inspiration and mostly our dear Tim for your great techniques and products.

I hope you enjoyed this project and give me some feedback,

Stay tuned for our cool design team posts at Connie Can Crop coming soon: , btw how are you liking the wonderful page that Connie designed for me, Thanks Connie, you are the best :-)

Have a very blessed week,


Un poco de mi!!! en Español :-)

Hola amig@s
Mi primer post en español para Latina Crafter y para darme a conocer también en la comunidad hispana adicta a las manualidades como yo.
Un poquito de mi:
Soy diseñadora para Connie Can Crop y hago de todo un poco. No hace mucho que descubrí el Latina Crafter blog y me encantan sus sellos en español. Pronto pediré algunos y hare algun proyecto con ellos.
Técnica favorita: Estampar y hacer distress tipo Tim Holtz
Color Combo favorito: tonos tierra y rojos
Producto de Latina Crafter favorito: sellos de sentimientos
Cuéntanos algo gracioso sobre ti: Pase 11 años haciendo investigacion y ahora doy clases privadas de manualidades y ayudo a mi esposo en manejar su negocio.

 Tarjeta que hice hace mucho para mi esposo en el dia de los enamorados...
En ese entonces no habia muchos sellos en español y encontre este dicho en pergamino y me encanto.

Ahora gracias a Dios ya muchas compañias se han dado cuenta de la necesidad de expresarnos en español que tenemos las chicas latinas en Estados Unidos y en otras partes del mundo. Genial!!!

Saludos a todos y espero conocerl@s mas

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Connie Can Crop Design Team

Dear scrappers, 
I'm so happy to announce that I will start designing for Connie Wallenbrock @ Connie Can Crop 

along three other talented crafters:
Angela Corcoran
Audrey Dickinson

Chriss America Real
- See more at:

Please visit their blogs, say hi and follow them as well as me in this new adventure, filled with blog hops, challenges, freebies, and so more. 
Thus starting July 1st you will see a totally new blog here...

I will post more details soon,
Have a very blessed day,

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Texas Star/ Banner

Dear scrappers,
One more for today, This is my latest project:
I got the inspiration from 2 challenges:

I used the Texas shaped flag of Texas.

and some of the famous Texas Wild Flowers for the Love of Plants challenge At the Simon says stamp blog: monday-challenge

For more details in how to make this project, please visit the Snap Guide I made: :make-a-texas-star-banner

Thank you for your patience with me today,
Happy blogging and creating
Vicky Tovar

Spring Frame

Dear scrappers,
Second post during the same day and using up the opportunity of my Surface...
I had some left overs of my Sweet Sentiments Graphic 45 paper and decided to make a more spring themed frame.
I used as inspiration de Simon says Monday Challenge: Love of Plants

Here is the finished frame:

This is a more playful version than the previous Easter frame. I used more glitter glue for the middle frame. I also decided to leave the frames without background to get more depth. I also used more the vines between the frames to get a more unified feel.
This is a closeup of each one of the single panels.
The materials were the same as before...
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did,
Have a wonderful day
Vicky Tovar

Graphic 45 Easter Frame

Dear scrappers,

I'm trying to catch up with some projects I did lately and haven't shared with you yet.
I have tried to post this since a while, but finally I had to re-install BloPress in my iPad... And still can't access my picture libraries... No cool...
Oh my, after so many times trying to post from my iPad, I finally gave up and I'm trying to post from my surface computer...

Here is a Sweet Sentiment Easter Frame that I did for for a class in April.

 I started with this more flat version of a 3 spaces wooden frame I found a while ago at Walmart.
 And did some new ones using this 3 spaces with hinges frame I bought at Michaels.

 I used the back of the frame and painted it with creme acrylic paints and distressed it out with Mustard seed ink (Ranger).
I added pieces of the Graphic 45 paper and heat embossed some stamped borders directly to the frame and distressed it with twilight ink.
 I used some packing cardboard and peeled off one side to use as grass. I added some inks, and paints, to a plastic plate and spritzed water to blend it the colors, then just dipped the fussy cut "grass" pieces.
At the end, I distressed the whole frame with different glitter glues and stamped the edges of the frame using twilight ink (CTMH). Stamps used were from Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments.
I added some eggs washi tape to cardstock and cut around the eggs to use as embellishments.

Here is some closeups from the final frames.

BTW, I am entering this project to the Simon Says Stamp Blog's monday challenge: love-of-plants
I am displaying in these frames different acrylic flowers, glitter distressed flowers, and many vines...

I will be posting every day some of my accumulated work during the next few days...
I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to follow my blog and leave some comments,
Have a very blessed day,

Vicky Tovar