Friday, October 13, 2017

Chills & Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Chills & Thrills
Blog Hop

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!
They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!
Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and  creepy projects with you!
They are sure to make you scream with delight.

You should have arrived from Shannon H-

If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling blog hop

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook 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 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


For this blog hop, I created another box card using the svg file from this month's sponsor: halloween-paperscape-box-cards-svg-bundle

I used some Graphic 45 papers, black, orange, lighter orange and eggshell cardstock from CTMH, printed black CTMH paper, and some glittery Recollection terracota paper for the title.
I stamped  the title and sentiment using some old Halloween CTMH stamps and archival ink. I added some orange Stickles to the title and sentiment to make them shine some more:

Here a closer look to the sentiment: Bugs and Hisses:

 You can see here how much dimension this 3d card has...

I hope you enjoy  my second box card and

Now hop on over Ashley-

Here's our spooktacular line up in case you get lost:

Don't forget to join our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
 due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

I'm joining the following challenges too:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Guest Design Post: S4funChallenges blog - Challenge #101 - Autumn Colours

Dear scrappers,

I am guest designing at

Their theme this time is 

Challenge 101 - Autumn Colours

For this GD, I made a card, which I used for a card swap over at Connie Can Crop:

The good thing about the colors  I used is that they are good for both Halloween and Fall. Don't you think?


For the inside:

I used some Color box chalk to distress the sentiment and stamped some CTMH Halloween stamps with archival ink.

I used some Stamping Up inks to distress the die cuts from Sizzix:

and to stamp the trees for the background using a PWP stamp:

I used some printed CTMH cardstock to add some interest to the borders of this stepping card:

Then after stamping some moons using CTMH Halloween stamps, I punched them out and added some bats from a glitter Recollection tape. Finally, I added some embellishments from my stash and voila I made 10 cards...

I hope you enjoyed this card and visit

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

I am entering the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DT Post: Day of the Dead Altar/ House

Dear Scrappers,

This is my post for Paper Wings Productions: Day of Dead altar/ house I made to teach my crafty friends.

I used Paper Wings Productions:

I also used:
White cardstock
Neon colors cardstocks
Glitter cardstock
Crafty Chica day of dead printed cardstock
Liquid Glass
Distress Inks: antique linen, Ranger
Many little findings
Gesso, Hero Stamps liquid ink in Teal
Tissue paper
Mod Podge
Metal dies: Sizzix Crafty Chica dies
Michael's house
Cut n' Boss

Here some closeups:

For this project, I tinted the gesso with the liquid teal ink and roughly painted the walls and outside of the house:

Then, I modpodge some tissue papers on the outside walls of the house to resemble stucco. 

I cut several pieces of glitter paper and neon papers with the metal dies using my Cut n' Boss and Crafty Chica dies.

I stamped the banners on a crafty material I found at Hobby Lobby and cut then out:

I glued the banner pieces using fabric pressure tape to thick twine:

And added to the house using the CTMH pins:

Choose the pieces of printed cardstock for the walls:

I made a small table out of tread spool and round piece of wood:

I glued a dolly die cut to it and decorated a piece of plastic (found at the doll houses department at Hobby LObby) resembling a candle:

Finally after many other steps I decorated the house with the many findings to resemble a Mexican Day of the Dead altar telling a forever love story.
I added a tea light decorated with paper behind the banner I made:

I hope you enjoyed my little altar and visit The Aviary, Paper wings Productions' blog

Have wonderful and blessed day,

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges, I am joining:

a bit more time to craft: challenge-53 Anything goes
frilly and funkie: tis-near-halloween
Sparkles Forum: Die Cuts and/or Punches
Creatalicious: Anything Goes w/Option Make Your Own Background
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes w/Dies
Simon Says Stamp: Not a Card
more mixed media challenge: challenge-anything goes optional orange

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall and Halloween Design Team Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Fall and Halloween Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! 

October PWP Blog Hop Graphic

This month we’re having a bit of Fall fun! Our designers have made projects with different styles and techniques to show you all the ways you can make a Fall greeting.


Be sure to complete the entire hop for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:

—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop 

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. 

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries.

We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, Oct. 10th!

For my project, I used some of the natural-mixed-media-kit and the fall-nesting-components-mixed-media-kit, featuring the owl-panel-clear-stamp-set:

while is hanging: 

A closer look at my background:

I recycled the top of hat box and glued the edges with heavy gel:

I added some rob-on paste to the edges and randomly around the circle:

This are some of the supplies I used:

I ended up using a different lace trim for the center instead of this beautiful velvet rickrack from the kit:

This nesting kits are such a blast to play with. I love all the cool supplies included and the samples on the PPWP Gallery.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and fun upcycling project.

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Veronica  -You are here

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

I am entering the following challenges:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Connie Can Crop Challenge #63

 Dear scrappers:

There are only 3 more challenges left for Connie Can Crop!! 
Be sure to get in on them while you can!

  October's challenge is To Die For!! 

Create a project using whatever you want but be sure to include a DIECUT.
Diecut can be any bought, sizzix, cricut, etc...

You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered name it! 

You can create anything you'd like just be sure you are linking to my challenge.

Please create one layout, card, or other project. 

Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 

When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.

New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!

Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
One lucky winner will win $20 gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook HERE

For this challenge, I used an svg file from this month's sponsor: halloween-paperscape-box-cards-svg-bundle

I used some of my stash glitter orange paper, other papers, some  iridescent green embossing glitter and black archival ink (Ranger), and CTMH stamps.

I added a electrical tea light and does the trick to lightup the box card.

A better exposition:

Some other views:

I used a thicker cardstock for the main frame of the box card.

A better view of the embossed sentiment and I added some orange liquid glitter (ranger).

Here you can see how much dimension I was able to get with this card.

This file has several optional layers, here I used some of the bats and the pumpkins to give a more dimension by using glitter paper for the bat upper layer and a different hue of black for the pumpkins...

I hope you enjoyed this very easy to assemble and decorate Halloween decoration...

Many blessings,

Happy October,

some other challenges: