Wednesday, December 4, 2019


The new Tammy Tutterow stamp collection is available!  They are available to purchase through The Makers Movement's website. I am super excited to be creating with the new release

I used the Little Feet Stamp set and Nested Round Tags to create a welcome baby card.
I gathered pink pattern paper, shimmer gold paper, foil gold paper, pink and white card stock.

I used the medium size Rounded tag to cut a white card stock. I stamped the baby girl shoes with a very light pink ink.

I used the small tag to create a scallop square to stamp heat emboss the "Special Delivery" in rose gold. To create the square, I simply cut the tag, then turned the die to create the scallop square.  I did the same with the pink card stock to create a nested back ground

I heat embossed the girl onesie with gold embossing powder and colored it pink.  I then layered the tags, using a few pop dot adhesives for dimension.

I used a gold jewelry string and tiny gold dome gems to embellish. It turned out so cute!

If you want a close look at Tammy's new release, follow her Facebook page. She will do Facebook Live on Friday, December 6 at 12pm CST to introduce you to the new collection of stamps and dies.

Make sure you check my blog again soon! I will have more projects to share. Thank you for visiting today.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Rita Barakat Christmas Hop

It's Christmas time! Rita Barakat and company have created a variety of Christmas projects that are sure to inspire you.

I created a few layered rosettes to decorate a gift bag  or to top off wrapped Christmas boxes. A fun alternative to bows.

I used Rita's A Merry Little Christmas die cut collection.

To make the rosettes, I used two strips of paper measuring 2" wide x 12" long. I scored each strip at every 1/2".
Glue the ends to make a large ring.

Next, cut a 2" circle add glue and flatten the ring and gather into the center to form a rosette. Holding the rosette by the center, quickly adhere the prepared 2" circle of glue to the backside of the rosette. Hold in place until the glue dries.

Add your favorite die cut to the center of the rosette.

I added a scallop circle to the backside or you can layer another larger rosette on the bottom.

These gift topper rosettes were so much fun to create and they came together so quickly. Give them a try.

Please continue hoping with us. There's an amazing prize to be won. Get all the details on how to win at Rita's blog.

Here's the complete blog hop lineup:

Rita Barakat
Martha Lucia Gomez
Yolie - You are here
Margie Higuchi
Cheryl Boglioli
Hannah Rubenstahl
Liza Sivek

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Rita Barakat + Plaid Crafts Blog Hop

Welcome to Rita Barakat and Plaid Crafts Blog Hop.
'Tis the season for everything pumpkin! I love all the non-traditional colors and themes used to decorate pumpkins. And since it's always mermaid season, I decorated a couple dollar store pumpkins using Rita's Mermaid Tails ephemera.

I used Plaid's Colorshift Purple Flash, Dragonfly Glaze in Green & Gold, Glitterific Purple, Folk Art Treasure Gold and Turquoise acrylic paint.

The purple pumpkin got two coats of Colorshift in Purple Flash, drying time took a little longer but so worth it! I then used the Glitterific in Purple for the top of the pumpkin. I added Rita's Mermaid die cut with hot glue and then added the flowers.

I used purple roses and purple pearls to decorate throughout the pumpkin. The Colorshift and Glitterific looks amazing! 

The turquoise also got two coats of Plaid acrylic paint in Turquoise. After it completely dried, I applied one coat of the Dragonfly Glaze in Green and Gold. After the glaze dried, I used a dry brush to apply the Folk Art Treasure Gold. I then added the gorgeous mermaid and scattered fabric, paper and resin flowers throughout the pumpkin.

I'm so loving how the mermaid theme pumpkins turned out!

Please visit each stop, here is the complete list:
JustYolie --- you are here
Marta Lucia
Michelle Wells
Hannah Rubenstahl

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Style Tech Craft + Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop

The holiday craft season is here and today the Designer Crafts Connection have teamed up with Style Tech Craft for an amazing blog hop.
Make sure you visit the Designer Crafts Connection blog for the list of blogs to visit.

For my vinyl project, I used several colors of the Ultra FX vinyl to create a layered sugar skull design. I used the Cricut Maker to cut the sugar skull for a Día de los muertos glass jar. The most difficult part of my project is choosing the colors! So many beautiful colors to choose from. You can find the color chart here.

In Design Space, I separated the layers and changed the colors to match the vinyl. I trimmed the Styletech Craft vinyl sheets to fit the size of each layer and prepared to cut.

I weeded each layer and used Styletech Craft's transfer tape to place each layer on the jar.

Once I had the last white layered in place, I kept the transfer tape and burnished the design and removed a few of the air bubbles.

In this photo you can see the glitter on the vinyl.

Thank you for stopping by and remember to stop by the Designer Crafts Connection for the next link.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Rita Barakat +Finders Keepers + Scrapbook Adhesives Hop

It may come as no surprise that I created with Sing. I know, all I can say is I tried not to, but she's my favorite. I created a book journal for my Fall reading. I stamped Sing on canvas fabric using Plaid Fabric Creations Paint. I also stamped a few of the header banners from Finders Keepers Jots & Dots: This Week stamp set.

I allowed the fabric paint to dry and then heat set it before sewing the journal cover.

 I sorted through the Libris paper crafting kit and the Jots & Dots: Dot Grid Notebook.

I made the Sing canvas cover a B6 size and the Jots & Dots Notebook was bigger, but no worries. Grabbed my handy dandy seam ripper and carefully ripped through the binding. I trimmed the notebook to fit the B6 journal cover and sewed it right up.

First I decorated the notebook cover with the stickers included in the Libris kit. I also Scrapbook Adhesives Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets to add some fun foil accents throughout the pages.

I added a pocket to store the library card cut outs from the kit. Added some fun quotes, stickers, foil and stamped through out the notebook. 
Here are a few of the pages:

Here is the front and back over of the Sing book journal cover turned out:

Thank you for hopping along with us, your next stop is Michelle Wells.

Rita Barakat
Martha Lucia
Betz Golden
JustYolie -----You are here
Michelle Wells
Hannah Rubenstahl
Nadine Carlier

Saturday, August 24, 2019


Yay! Excited to be doing another giveaway!! This round is for a bundle of large metal pieces. These can be used for journal covers, home decor pieces etc.

These were given to me when I was with U-Paint Metal Crafts. Here is one of my favorite projects I created with their amazing Mermaid! Unfortunately, the company is no longer around, but here is a chance to win some of their metals!

This metal bundle has 20 pieces! If you are interested, just leave a comment below.
I will choose a random winner on September 1st. The winner will be announced on this post. 
Please note, this giveaway is only open to US residents.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Pink and Main + Paper Sweeties Blog Hop

It's a party hop! Paper Sweeties is celebrating their 7th Birthday! Pink and Main Design Team is helping with the celebration with a super fun hop full of the adorable projects!

I'm the last stop for Pink and Main's Design Team. Make sure you visit Paper Sweeties blog for the next group of stops.

Now onto my card, I used Paper Sweeties Happy stamp and die set with Pink and Main's Flower Cover die. I also used the new Sparkle card stock.

I used the Gold Sparkle card stock to die cut the Flower Cover and used the single flowers die to cut a few on Sparkle card stock in white.
I cut the word Happy twice, on Ice Rink Sparkle card stock and Night Sky Sparkle. I also used a bit of the Ice Rink Sparkle to stamp the word birthday with pigment ink.

Paper Sweeties is offering 25% discount of their shop today! And we are offering one Surprise Package worth over $25 to one lucky crafter!

Make sure you leave a comment at each stop, both on Paper Sweeties and our team's blogs. You have until August 27th to hop and comment. The winner will be announced on August 28th.
Thank you for helping us celebrate our friends at Paper Sweeties!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Artful Cards #ritabarakat

I had too much fun creating with Rita Barakat's Art Foamies. No seriously. I used a gel plate for the first time ever and it was amazing, but I wasn't forewarned about how addicting printmaking could be! I got print after print after print! Each was unique and gorgeous!

I started off by gathering my favorite Plaid Crafts paint colors and Rita's Art Foamies, Princess, Hearts and Fairy Wings.

These are just a few of the prints. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by beautiful artful prints.
I don't have photographs of the gel plate and the actual print making. It's difficult to stop midway of the creative process to snap photos. I hope you understand.

It was so difficult to decide which print to showcase. Look at these beauties, do you blame me?

I finally made decided on two, Grateful Heart and the Princess print.

Look at her, she's emerging from the ashes. This has to be my favorite print. I did mount it onto a card base, however I may just frame her.

I hope you enjoyed my print making experience. Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Rita Barakat & Aladine Blog Hop

Welcome to Rita Barakat's monthly blog hop! This month we are featuring Aladine products! I used several of Rita's mermaid ephemera and Aladine's Izink Diamond glitter paint. I found a kraft container that need some TLC. I used the Izink Diamond glitter paint in turquoise and caribbean blue.

I pleasantly surprised with the coverage! I used one coat and it dried fast. I added Rita's Mermaid on the container and they look amazing!

Look at that shimmering diamond glitter paint! It's gorgeous!

Here is the complete list of the blog hop, please join us and don't forget to follow Aladine on your favorite social media.
Rita Barakat
Martha Lucia