Sunday, March 25, 2012

Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop is now OPEN

I opened another etsy shop called Zeus and Zoe. You can go to the link by clicking

I am selling crafting goodies, vintage items, and project kits.

I have these 2 kits available right now. They are filled with embellishments, vintage elements, and one of a kind items.



Here is a sample project from Zeus and Zoe's

Next week, we will debut the first designs from Berry71bleu DT Members. Please stay tuned for that. We have a great challenge coming up in April and a wonderful prize from our awesome sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Monday....New projects to share, a winner, and another prize link

Ahhh, spring is knocking on the door, come back tomorrow when it is official. Colors are popping everywhere and so does my allergies.

Well..I'm here to share the winner of our easter tag:

Mickey won the tag from Mickey's Craft World!! Congrats Mickey!!

And share some projects from our friends...

Iris Uy

Jona Panesaa

Jona won this tag from the blog and this is the page she made with it.

Jona, thanks for sharing!!


Would you like to win set of buttons similar to this?

Follow this link ZEUS AND ZOE and become a follower of our new blog. Leave a comment that you did so and I will randomly draw the winner by thursday.

Thanks for stopping by..will have more giveaways coming up.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Would you like to win?

Hello my friends!

I have a giveaway for you! You can win one of my easter tags. All you have to do is become a follower and and leave me a comment. If you are following me already (BIG HUG and THANKS!), leave me a comment too.

This is what you can win..

I will pick a random winner this weekend..

One more thing..I am opening a new etsy shop by the end of this month. We have a new blog and we would really appreciate it you can join us there as well. We will be having a giveaway within the next couple of days. Make sure you follow the blog for a chance to win.

Here is the LINK:

We hope to see you there!!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Guest Designers for March

Welcome to our Guest Designers...

Jaz Lee

I am Jaz Lee from Singapore. I am a SAHM with 3 precious crazy adorable kiddos.They are my source of inspirations most of the time.

I have been scrapping for 4years now and loving every moment of it. I have also ventured into teaching and it is definitely a great feeling to be able to share what I love to do most with people out there and seeing all the smiles. It is amazing how this scrapbooking journey of mine has brought me so many friends. I had an awesome opportunity to conduct a class in Japan, Osaka in 2010 and Malaysia in 2011. I am a designer and an educator at LSS Laine's Papeterie and Papermarket, whereby I design and teach every month.

My work,I will say, I don't have one definite style,but if I have to describe it, I would describe it as a "beautiful mess". I like to clutter the page up with papers and embellishments into one organized piece. And I always think it is exhilarating to have the freedom to greet each piece of work as a challenge, to think up new ideas and be as creative as possible.

I love pretty papers and lovely vintage embellishments, therefore when I was invited by Marivic to be the GDT for March, I was so excited. Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity. .I hope to spread the love and faith of scrapbooking through my work.

Marilyn Rivera

Hi!! I'm Marilyn Rivera and I live in Puerto Rico a Tropical island in the Caribbean with my husband Israel(we've been 20 years married) and my two teenagers Alexander and Paola Sofia. I'm a Fashion Designer so during the day I'm surrounded by fabrics, sewing machines, threads and dress forms and when I'm not playing with fabrics, it's with papers...I love to create! In my pages you will see a lot of techniques that I made in my work(dresses) like a pleat or a draping. I love mix papers with fabrics, lace, feathers and pearls ...feminine touches are important on my pages. My sister Karen introduced me to this beautiful hobby 4 years ago and I Loved it immediately!!!I and now It's a therapy for me! You can see my work... you Maviric for this great opportunity!!!!

Here is a Flower tutorial from Marilyn:

It's Marilyn here...I would like to show you how I altered these flowers that come in different sizes to give them dimension and a real look.

These are the flowers and they come in different sizes. I'm going to use for each altered flower three of these flowers in two different sizes.
For example: 2 medium flowers and 1 large flower or 2 small flowers and 1 medium flower.

I made a 1/8 hole in the center of each flower.

Then I cut along each petal in each flower.

I added some tiny pearls in the center of the flower and put a bit of adhesive.

Then started to give form with my fingers...

The result...

I punched the 1/8 hole in the middle of the big flower.

Put the altered flower inside the big one.

Add a bit of adhesive.

This is the result.

And this is how the altered flowers look.


♥♥♥♥♥ Thank you so much to Jaz and Marilyn for a job well done. ♥♥♥♥♥

Last but not the least..I would like to invite you to one of my friend's blog as she is having a bloggaversary.


Here is what you have to do to participate!!
1) Be a follower of her blog
2) Link your Full Name at the bottom of her post and your country!!
3) You don't have to post it on your blog unless you want to as a friendly gesture!!

Giveaway is open until Midnight March 31st. She will draw a winner and announce it on her blog at the beginning of April. The winner will have 7 days to email me back and if not she will draw another name.

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY, so everyone can enter!!

Click on her Blog HERE to enter:

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Secret Garden Altered Memory Box Based On The Once Upon A Sketch March Challenge

Have you heard? Berry71Bleu is the sponsor of the March Sketch Challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch , so I invite you to come play along for a chance at one of the prizes that are being given away.

One of the  prizes that will be randomly chosen by entry is this GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu. Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive.

You can choose to do a layout and journaling based on the sketch, or an altered item that includes a quote. I chose to do an Altered Memory Book Box, and my quote on it reads, "A mother's love is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.# ~ Errich Fromm

Here is the sketch:

 And Here Is My Take On The Sketch:

On this book box, my beautiful Berry Bleu Tag takes center stage, and then is surrounded by fussy cut timepieces, Kaisercraft Rub Ons that I rubbed onto card stock and then fussy cut and layered in.

 I used lots of inks and stains on the papers and Doilies to give them a vintage look. The Secret Garden Butterflies are from my Etsy Shop.

 I created the look of old worn pages, through layers of modeling paste that I textured and then inked and stained in multiple layers.

 I got the look of a worn book binding from Lisa Novogrodski's (Raining) Masking Tape Tutorial over at Scraps Of Darkness. I loved this technique when I saw a project that Lisa made using her fabulous tutorial, and I just had to recreate it. Instead of masking tape, I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and I love how it turned out. Thank you Lisa!!

 This is the back of the book box. I wanted to give it the look of an old, love worn book so I used multiple layers of ink, distress paints, stains and stamping. 

I just love how easy Marivic's Berry Bleu Tags make putting together a beautiful project. I love how this book box turned out, and I love that you let me share it with you!! ~Renea

March DT Reveal for Once Upon A Sketch and Berry71bleu

Hello everyone! We're reminding you to join the challenge at ONCE UPON A SKETCH for a chance to win the prize from Berry71bleu.

Nadia, OUAS owner was nice enough to feature our DT members on their blog site. Thank you so much Nadia and thanks to your wonderful group of DT and Patti Hamil for all your help.


Journalling Criteria/Theme: All About Me!

The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

Ideas for journalling: being a good mum, cooking, talking, understanding people, organising, cleaning, gardening, studying, computers, fashion, exercising, scrapbooking, good at my job, maths, languages, writing , drawing, painting, photography, running, craft, sewing. Maybe you can talk about an aspect of your personality..your sensitivity, your 6th sense, your patience, your strength or bravery, your ability to stay positive.

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch..

Here are the DT projects for the month of March.

Jing van Opstal

Lisa Novogrodski

" I wear many hats in life but the one that I wear best is the role of "friend." Although there may be more important roles in my life I question my level of excellency in them. I never do with "friend." I'm the kind of friend I would want to have and always strive to plant my soul in the hearts of my friends where I will live forever. Friends are the family you choose. I treasure them."

Michelle Hodges

"My Lo is about being a Mom to Ellie. That is why I titled it Blessed.

The journal card under the picture says: I love thee to the depth and
breadth and height my soul can reach. By Elizabeth Browning.
My journal strips on the right side says: adore on the ticket, family time,
forever, best friends, quality time.

The journaling I wrote says: Blessed to be your mom!
Love all the times we cherish.
The moments and memories we share."

Renea Harrison

"My quote is centered around motherhood, since what I am good at is being a mom. Here is the quote: A mother's love is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~ Errich Fromm"

Marivic Clifton

I hate talking about me. I decided to use Meredith Brooks song. "Nothing in Between" or the uncensored version "BITCH".

"I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I'm an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet
Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you'd be so confused
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

I'm a Bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way."

Yes..I'm all that. But I don't consider myself a bitch (only when provoked). I can tell you that I am very passionate in what I do. And whatever I can do and whatever I can share, I will. I am a good friend to a lot. If only I can put a flashing light on my email, it will say "OPEN 24 HRS A DAY, COME ON IN". I am often misunderstood only because I am being judged.

I can't force you to like me and I make mistakes like everyone else. But I always mean well. I'd rather have a few friends that care than have plenty that don't give a damn. And once I am your friend, I am a friend for life.

Thanks for stopping by.


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