Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year Resolutions

Ok I said the one before this was my last post of the year...yet today inspiration struck and I obliged. And yes I decided it was worth sharing with you as well!
In my hands the Relics and Artifacts have a way of speaking to me and they connect with each other so well, like pieces in a puzzle!
I started with the center head, it represents me then to my left is my son  with his unruly hair to my right my younger daughter. The eyes represent how we look at the future together. The cross represents my faith and my commitment to make it stronger next year.  The dove represents the Holy Spirit and how I wish it guides us through next year.  I hope the Angels help me guide my family through and thus there's an Angels wing!
I painted with heavy white gesso and then used white crackle paste to represent purity.
I also drilled a hole on the wood to thread  the Lumies, another pure white light.
There's much to look forward to in the future.  There's a lot to do in the now. It's been an exciting year and I look forward to the new one with hopeful eyes! 

Thanks as always for stopping by! Happy New Year everyone!
PS: look me up on Snapguide to learn how to make it!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

From our house to yours Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!!! This will be my last post of the year.  I'm inspired by Riika Kovasin's sketch for Prima' December BAP
I wNted to make it into a Giant Christmas card of sorts with all my family in it!
A clean and elegant piece to embrace all that is good in my life
Anchored together by an Angel full of splendor and appropriately framed by Prima's antique white wood frame (#549893)

Here are the details 

My everything, my kids

And all of us together 
Here's Riikas sketch

May the New Year bring you joy, adventure, health, creativity and tons of joyful moments!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Free Spirited Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone it's crunch time for Christmas and I just whipped a quick yet beautiful card for you on Jamie's Bloom Girls blog

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas

It's a beautiful December here on the island!!! I hope you are all doing well! Today I'm sharing with you my entry for the December PPP challenge at Prima
If you know me you know I always build a house for Christmas and this year it's no exception!
Using Frank Garcias Victorian Christmas 
Here's my take on the PPP 

And of course you are invited to visit a few rooms! Come on in!
Santa is helping to decorate my tree
Painted with Bloom Sprays in gold and green
The children are excited and waiting for what's to come. Are you loving the Relics and Artifacts Dresdens? Me too!!
The classic nutcracker is standing watch to all the presents underneath the tree...
The ground floor holds the entrance with the sleigh and the car. It was such joy to fussy cut this glorious paper collection!
The floors are real wood and the exterior walls are music to my ears!!!
I hope you have a magical holiday season! Thanks for visiting 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Noel, a Chandelier ornament for Christmas, Day 6

A quick sharing today of my newest guide on making a chandelier ornament and tag! For the Prima 12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Relics and Artifacts!

Check out How to Make a Relic Chandelier Ornament by Milagros C Rivera on Snapguide.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Merry Christmas, day 6

Hi everybody!
Have you been following the 12 Days of Christmas on the Prima blog? Well today is day 6 and the Relics and Artifacts Ambassadors as well as the Prima DT have brought you awesome inspiration!
Do don't forget to click and check it out!

See you there!

Creating in Faith, Day 5

Hi everyone! I've created an ornament forPrima Day 5 Creating in Faith
Here it is using Mary
Very excited about the Honorable Mention, thank you Prima!!!  

Check out How to Make a Creating in Faith Ornament by Milagros C Rivera on Snapguide.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Have a sweet Christmas

Hi today I'm very proud to share the work of a very talented stitcher, 11 year old Mercedes!  She got inspired by an embroidered hoop I had made but she wanted to make it her own. Lawn Fawn designed a collection called Sweet Christmas and that's what she decided to use!
Here's the finished project
And some of the process
Her line up
And her stitching
A job well done!

Check out How to Stamp and Sitch on Fabric With Your Kids! by Milagros C Rivera on Snapguide.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Noel, A Julie Nutting Ornament

Continuing with the 12 days of Christmas on the Prima blog today I bring you my entry for day 2. Using a Julie Nutting tiny wooden doll I made an ornament. I'm combining days 1(elements from Victorian Christmas) day 2 ( Julie Nutting) day 3 (Finnabair snowflake paste)

I have created s complete tutorial for this on Snapguide, see you there!


Gift box

Hi everyone! Christmas continues today on the blog!
I've created a gift box out of glorious Authentique paper and I teach you each and every single step on my Snapguide tutorial, look it up under Arts and Crafts and by my name
Milagros C Rivera

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Yes, my favorite season is here!!!!!! Hi pardon my absence I haven't blogged in quite some time.
But there's so much I want to share so brace yourselves because although I haven't been writing i haven't stopped creating!
Of course the 12 Days of Christmas started at the Prima blog and I so want to play!!!!
Day one Victorian Christmas and Memory Hardware , of course some Relics and Artifacts make it there too!!!

I have recycled the SIIC package to create a money holder! Come visit me on Snapguide for a full tutorial 

It's all in the details!

See you on Snapguide!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Up on the Relics and Artifacts blog today!

Come visit Sandra Evertson blog today and sit down with me as I answer some of the questions behind my inspiration! See you there!!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Relics & Artifacts Brand Ambassador

Hi everybody!
The news is out and I can finally share it with you all.  I can proudly say that I was hand picked by the amazing Sandra Evertson to embark on this creative journey with such an amazing team!  As you know Relics and Artifacts blanks are among my favorite things to use! If you have been visiting my blog for quite some time you have experienced first hand some of the tutorials I have created and shared with you for the sheer pleasure of working with an amazing product.
This will be a great journey that I am embracing with a full heart, walk it with us, as we will inspire you along the way!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Catrinas time to shine!

Hey everybody where did the month go? OMG it's almost gone!!! Well I think it's time we dust ourselves this beautiful lady and bring her back out to celebrate All Hollows Eve and Dia de Los Muertos they are both pretty close to each other and Miss Catrina is our perfect Bloom Girl to help us set the mood! Find the complete tutorial on Jamie's blog!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chalk owl

Hi! Have you seen the Take the challenge  over at the Desigb Memory Crafts blog? Well you are in for a treat!
How about playing with some chalkboard? And then draw in with some white Pitt Pastels!
Diving head on for some fun R&R
Here's my take on Mou Saha's challenge!
Ok I admit it I totally got carried away, LOL 
I started by painting a canvas with chalk board paint, have you tried it? It is so FUN!!!
Cool thing about it is you know it's dry because it's no longer shiny talk about easy!!!
Well after sketching with my white Pitt pastel I got carried away and didn't snap a pic...
I decided to use the set I had and colored it in!
So it's now proudly hanging in my studio keeping me company!
Thanks for stopping by!

Ginger a warrior in pink!

Hoy en blog de Jamie les comparto un tutorial para esta pelea q llevamos contra el Cancer del seno

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Scrap Pink!

Paper Boutique se viste de rosa nuevamente para apoyar a amigas, familiares y a la Fundación Susan G Komen. Estaré dando un taller aquí y otro en Scrapbook Gallery para aportar a esa causa que lamentablemente cobra tantas victimas entre nosotras. Y por supuesto cuento con el apoyo de Jamie Dougherty para el uso exclusivo de esta imagen para donar a esta noble causa.  Les estaré enseñando varias técnicas de mixed media.  Cuento con su apoyo para hacer de esto un gran evento!

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Hi! This post is a just because! Because I love journaling, stencils, mixed media, mistakes and all. It's all about experimenting and having fun, actually to breathe...
And a little of know how to share as well
Start with Dylusions in London Blue, Fresh Lime and Calypso Teal
Using Gabrielle Pollacos new TCW stencil as sea weed apply modeling paste and top it with embossing powder. I'm using Zing in teal 
Dry, now take TCW stencil for the sea horse and sea stars using Zing in Apricot
Don't you just love reveals...

Now do your stars and use Gabrielle's stencil to breathe!!!
Hope you loved this!!! Because I do!
Don't forget to check this out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Goldie, an exercise in monochrome

Hi! Come visit the Bloom Girls blog for a cool tutorial on using Goldie along with Ken Oliver Color Burst products!!! See you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Remember the Now

Well I must confess purple and all its hues are not exactly my faves. But I think that's the purpose of challenges. To take you out of your comfort zone and make you think outside the box. So it is surprising for me to decide on a second purple project for /scrapafrica   
Playing on my journal today while teaching some gelato techniques with stamps today! 
Very bold I think but that goes with Dina Wakley stamps. She is a believer and Tim Holtz Remember the Now!
Black cherry and lime gelatos with Prima stamps

Some free doodling
I connected the words too
What I used
And how my day was finished. 
Here's the mood board again
Thanks for visiting!