Saturday, August 21, 2010


Don't you love the carousel?
I sure do.

Maria Isabel

PS Remember to enter the August Giveaway!

Friday, August 20, 2010

DIY Fairy Shadowbox


Faeries are always fun to have around, they can come in handy when your lonely or need tiny hands to help you in a project. They are the perfect creatures for threading needle!
I love to keep some extra faeries in my daughter's room, and she loves it also. So, do you want to have your own fairy? Its quite easy you know, all they need is a place to stay and some shiny lost things to fiddle with.

First, you need to gather your materials:
1 shadowbox
1 fairy image (printout or cutout)
lost things (beads,mirrors,spools,anythings tiny really)
paint or scrapbook paper
Image for your fairy, I got my ballerina over at the Graphics Fairy blog.

1- Glue your image into a piece of thin cardboard, you can skip this step if you printed the image into cardstock, but since I didnt have any on hand I had to add this step.
Step 1

2- After its dried, cut out your image from the cardboard.
Now you may paint, or embelish your image. I painted her dress and added some glitter.
3-Don't forget to add wings! I used some dollar store butterflies for this.

4-Now you have to set up the new home for the fairy. I painted this particular shadow box, but you can use paper or anything else for that matter to decorate the shadowbox.
5-Add your new tenant to the shadowbox. I glued her firmly with my hot glue gun. You can add the lost things now to keep your fairy entertained, that way she wont be tempted to fly away to the garden where she can get lost or eaten by cats! Remember to ocationally feed her magic by chanting " I do believe in faeries, I do believe in ..."

You're done!

Remember to enter the August Giveaway!

Maria Isabel

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Giveaway!

Hey ya’ll!
Can you tell I’m getting into paper crafts again? Was the scrapbook a hint?
Well I have a lot of paper materials. A lot. And Im moving, can you guess whats coming next in this sentence? Yep, its time to giveaway some paper craft materials!
Im giving away a Flat Rate envelope filled to the brim with all the paper materials I could stuff in, including but not limited to:
* scrapbook paper
*paper tags
* stamp pads
*paper trims

OK to enter here are the rules:
1- You must be a FOLLOWER, whether you have been a follower for a while or just became one, its all the same.
2- You have to answer at least ONE question of the 3 provided.
3- Leave your email so I can contact you to send you the prize.
4- You may answer all THREE if you wish, each awnser in a different entry to count them in the drawing.

The winner will be chosen by the Random Number generator.


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Ohh I love zines so much! This last month my collection has grown so much, I had to share!
I joined a mini-zines swap and now I got tiny zines to enjoy!
I printed more copies of my Kaleidoscope Zine Vol. 1 and sent them off to their new owners in the most fabulous envelopes! The envies I used were form the Envie Adoption Programme :) You can get your own colorful FREE envelopes by signing up to the programe too
Envie Adoption Programe

Well im off to work on the Kaleidoscope Zine Vol.2 !
Maria Isabel

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first Scrapbook

Hello friends J
Well, some things you just have to try to know they are not meant for you. Such was my experience in scrapbooking. Now, I did all the preparations, read some books, watched videos on YouTube, bought the materials and waited for inspiration to come. I waited. And waited. But I didn’t have a clue where to start! Thankfully I stumbled into this amazing scrapbooking blog called Sketches ,where they share templates ans ideas for pages. So Finally I started on my scrapbook! Its for my daughter Sofia, she loves pictures and im sure she will love scrapbooks too. I finished around 6 pages and I want to share them with you.
Scrapbook album cover

What do you think? Do you have any scrapbook pages you want to share? I would love to see them!
Maria Isabel

Monday, August 16, 2010

Colorful Mini- Bunting

Hey guys!
First off, I want to say “WELCOME!” to all the new Swap-Bot friends that found the blog! I have enjoyed swapping and making friends over at Swap-Bot, there are such interesting groups and trades!
Ok then, since we are in the subject of swaps, I joined a mini-garland swap that was a lot of fun. Some people call them garlands, but I prefer the term bunting (because it sounds funny when I pronounce it!). The swap required you make a small garland (or bunting) out of any material with the theme of your choice. As you can see from my most recent art- journal pages, I’m in love with the rainbow again. My mini-garland was Rainbow themed, it just feel so summery to me!
It was so easy to make, but if you are in doubt take a look at my little tutorial, made in Windows Paint J Here in Kaleidoscope Eyes, we are always one step ahead in technology ;)

Maria Isabel