I made this ATC recently with the theme of "water".
Around our life journey we will have to protect from different factors that can easily detour our focus if we are not ready.  We should listen to advice, we should learn from others, but we need to be careful not to forget our dream, our goals, our reason to be at a place or doing a job..  our own journey.

 I think of it as the rain and having an umbrella.  It's ok to get wet sometimes, but you have to be careful and watch out for stronger showers... and always carry an umbrella.



I used distress inks for the background,  and stamped the image and sentiment.
Then I applied some modeling paste with a stencil and then reinforced color here and there with some mica powder and watercolors.

I finished up with some Mod Podge to protect the ATC :)

Hope you like it.

I will be sharing with my friends at Unity Stamp Co.  They are currently having a challenge at Unity Show & Tell Facebook page, and the theme is small stamps.




 Happy Sunday... Happy New Week... and New Beginnings...  Let's see what this new month brings us and what we make out of it... :)  Let's be positive, because everything happens for a reason, and God's timing is perfect.

I recently made this composition to frame a beautiful picture of my daughter in law.

I used several chipboard layers in different levels and painted with color sprays and gelatos, helped with some water..


I applied and mixed colors... I added patterned papers, gel paste, stamps, embossing powders and more...  I used some stencils to help with some image too.  I wanted to have about the same colors of the photo, but also some different colors to contrast and make the piece more interesting.



I separately stamped some elements.  The girl at left was stamped and fussy cut.  The hearts at right were also stamped and cut separately as well as the sentiment.    The title was using stamps (so) and an acrylic word.



And here it is.  Her beauty is so magical that she makes our heart happy.  The good thing is that she is magical and good inside and out.  She's a very nice girl and a beautiful person.


I framed it in a shadow box to display in a special place.  Hope you like it. :)




THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL WEEK.
I appreciate all your comments and love about the projects and hope you had got some inspirations and ideas... cause that's the purpose of all this... sharing!  

We have selected the winners, and it's time to announce them

Congratulations to:

Linda S. Vigil
Crystal Minkler

You go, girls. 

Please send me your email and postal addresses to:  winecheeseandscrapbooking@gmail.com. 

Thank you, and happy Scrappin'.


Hi to all...

Hope you had a great week.  And hope you have visited all my 5 posts related to Growing in Unity from Unity Stamp Co...   If you haven't, you still have a chance.  Go to my previous 5 posts, take a look, get inspired, like, dislike... and comment.  By leaving comments in all posts, you will have a chance to participate to win great stamps from Unity.

I want to share this unconventional or nontraditional card I made for my Secret Santa.  Yes, I know!!! Secret Santa and we are almost at the end of January.  Well, we had to change the exchange date several times at work and we finally did yesterday.


So I made this box with cardstock and embellished with papers.  The card itself is in the box.


When you open the box, the message is meant to be in the back of the lid (this photo was taken before I wrote the message), and then you have to lift the card.



Notice the "cover" of the card is about Christmas, but then when you continue pulling, you start to see other messages from other Holidays too.  





Mother's Day, Anniversary...



Birthday, or just a Happy Hello...


At the end it was just a Happy Day greeting.



I made this because I really was confused if I should give her a Christmas card given the fact we were way behind the schedule... so I had fun adding other holiday greetings.  I meant my best wishes no matter what we were celebrating ... LOL!

Hope you like it.





Happy  Friday...  This is day #5 of my Growing in Unity 2020 week.  I'm so honored to be part of the Unity Stamp Co community and to have the opportunity to share my projects.  Thanks Unity!

I have two more cards to share today.  These are birthday cards.

 I gave this first one to a friend a couple of weeks ago.

I used the beautiful Ange girl but notice she's not complete.  The stamp is larger.  But so versatile too.


I colored using watercolor pencils and assembled with patterned paper, sequins and more.  Notice the other sentiment stamp in the left edge.



The other card is for another friend/family whose birthday was this month but we haven't seen each other... so hush hush... 

She loves coffee so I used this image of the cup of coffee. 


The background was also stamped.  Love these big flowers.


Image, flowers and sentiment are all from different kits but this is why I love Unity so much... I combine all of them and always have a great result.



Hope you like these and all the other cards I've shared this week

Remember that Unity Stamp Co will select two winners from all that left comments in my 5 posts this week (Monday to Friday).   You can go back now and leave a comment in each of them so you don't miss the opportunity to win great products from this company.

Hope you had fun as much as I did.  Have a great weekend.


Almost there... almost there.... It's day 4 of my Growing in Unity week and if you have been following the whole week you already know I am sharing cards.  And if you leave a comment in all five posts this week (Monday to Friday), you will be participating for the opportunity to win prizes from Unity Stamp Co.  This is as simple as that. :)

This card was made using patterned paper as base.  I used a dauber to create the circles in white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Unity.






For this other card I also used a stamp with sentiment from Unity, and assembled with patterned paper, cardstock and cutout.




Unity has great stamps that make any card very special and unique using any style.

Hope you like them.  Don't forget to leave a comment. :)

Hello.
For my third post as Growing In Unity gal this week, I'm sharing two cards with Santa Claus.  

The first one features a paper pieced Santa face and cool patterned paper, as well as glossy accents with glitter.
The stamped sentiment is from Unity and goes perfectly with the combination of elements.



The other one also features a Santa Claus, but this one is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co, which I colored using watercolors, and also a lot of glitter applied with glossy accents.  It's so cool!


The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the same kit, and the "HOHOHO" is a cutout.


Cute Santa, right?

Remember to leave a message and make sure to do the same the whole week (Monday to Friday) so can participate for the opportunity to win stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

Thank you! :)

Hello Day #2 of Growing with Unity...

Remember to visit all five posts this week for the opportunity to win stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  :)

I'm sharing several cards today.

This first two cards feature stamp sentiments from Unity.   I used Gina Marie Designs dies to cut Christmas ornaments and assembled with ribbons and a great sentiment from Unity.





For this other card I used patterned paper as background.  Stamped the image in an oval and inked around.  I also added some die cut words to reinforce the words that are part of the beautiful tree stamp.




You liked them?  Hope so :)...   And remember to share your love in the comments... for an opportunity to win.  Two winners will be chosen among those who comment in all 5 posts this week (Monday to Friday).

Thanks for stopping by :)

Hello beautiful people.
This is Growing in Unity week.  A great opportunity to share projects using Unity Stamp Co products/stamps.  It's easy.  I will share my projects everyday this week (from Monday to Friday), you stop by and comment in each post, and you will have the opportunity to win stamps from Unity. Isn't that awesome?  Yes, I know.
There will be two winners, so there's double opportunity.

I will share cards this week; most of them with Christmas theme.
I know Christmas is over in America, but in Puerto Rico we continue celebrating "Octavitas", which is a great excuse to party longer...  So we practically continue celebrating during January.  Woohoo!



This CAS card was easily made using patterned paper as background and stamping and coloring the sleigh in a white circle.    Sentiment was stamped separately and place with dimensional adhesives.  The tree is a cutout.


This other card is similar since I also stamped and colored the image in a white circle.  


I also used some glitter and glossy accents for this image and I love the result.


The sentiment is another cutout.  I added sequins for a final balance touch.





Hope you liked my cards from the first post.  Remember to comment in each of the posts this week.  You could win great prizes from Unity Stamp Co.


You can also visit or follow me in Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram (you can find me as @Scrapper Myra).

Happy Saturday...

I made this layout for a #ScrapliftSunday from Paper Issues Friends & Fans facebook group.  It's been a while since I don't participate in a challenge and it is always fun to scraplift.  When you scraplift you don't have to copy or follow the exact same project, but you get inspired to make your own.  And that's what I did.

I wanted to scrap this photo of New Jersey and New York view from the Statue of Liberty, because my husband was born in NJ and I was born in NY.  We are both Puerto Ricans but it our story is very interesting because our parents lived in the States when we both were born.  Separate lives, and families but very interesting.


I inspired by Mary Ann Maldonado's page in which she uses a lot of layers of paper to frame a single photo.  I might had used many more elements since that's just my style but loved the idea of the use of the ephemera in an eclectic way.

I used paper from multiple brands, as well as washi, cut outs, stickers, chipboard elements, rub ons, brads, acetate, ink, and so much more...



Here's the original page from Mary Ann.  Stop by the Facebook group and participate . There are always many cool challenges going on.

Also... please come back next week to my blog.  I will be sharing projects for Growing in Unity program from Unity Stamp Co.  See ya'.