3/21/16

Happy Easter!



This week take time to reflect...

My home decor project for Easter Sunday





You can find the tutorial on Snapguide 





2/23/16

Family

Hi everyone! Have you seen the new mood board at Scrap Africa .  It's a sublime, vintage beauty!
Inspired by it I've scrapped my recent birthday celebration, an intimate affaire between my loved ones and I
I took some clues from the board to use it as a sketch, had a ton of fun with watercolors, in fact I got the paper so wet I was able to fold it like fabric! The pleats are a sight to behold!
I used stencils with resist paste, lace, metal, really cool ingredients 

Gold Foil in my title to celebrate a worthy 50th 
My chosen plate of desert was a cheese tray and it was really fun seeing the chef personally delivering it to me. Coolest thing was seeing a black candle with tiny white polka dots, did they knew me or what!!!
Here's the mood board, thanks for helping me revisit my special day!

2/12/16

Valentine's Day!

Hey everyone!!! Valentine's Day is almost here and we have amazing inspiration for everyone at the  Prima blog!!!!
Come by, here's a peek at my project!

See you there!!!


2/5/16

I love you, St Valentines Tag

Hi everyone! Have you seen the new color inspiration at Prima PPP this month? The colors are simply sensational  !!! So I couldn't resist playing!
A bit of details 
And if you want to learn how to make your own come visit my Snapguide 
Here's the PPP

1/28/16

CHA winter 2016 recap

Hi everyone!!! I've had quite an exciting beggining of 2016! CHA was an amazing experience. Being part of the Ambasssadors for the Relics and Artifacts line gave me the opportunity to sit, demo and meet people from all over the world at the Prima booth!  Being in the company of Sandra Evertson is amazing, she is so sweet and kind and intuitive, a genuine soul I've been blessed to know! Also in the company of great artists such as Debby Anderson, John Creighton-Petersen, Kimberly Cochrane and Wendy Morris-Saponaro it was quite the unforgettable experience!!!
Here's Delaina, Sandra Wendy, me and Debby at the end of our first day!
More exciting people I got to meet 
Jo Packham the mastermind behind Where Women Create! A treat in itself!

Sneaking a moment with Debi who now has her own line of dies and I'm so thrilled for her!!! And of course Brenda Walton who I just absolutely love!!!
With Susan the Ice Resin creator and uber talented jeweler !!! Who BTW loves Puerto Rico!!!
And my adorable Bloom girls Jamie Dougherty and Lisa Adametz!!!!

Debby Anderson love her to pieces!!!
It is always a treat to meet someone you keep a daily relationship online! This is Luciana Warnowski from Brazil!!!

Super talented Mou Saha!!!
Amazing Paper Grace Becca Feeken!!! 
And i got to meet with Irma from Imaginoc and Annette from Scrapbook Gallery!!!
I also met Jill Mackay at the Sizzix booth!!!
Another exciting thing was getting published by Jewelry Affaire and then being posted on Instagram by Where Women Create 
Being reposted by Finnabair and being able to expose my work at the Prima Booth at CHA!!!!!
One of the cards I made for the Relics and Artifacts section also got featured at the Prima Catalog!!!
I turned 50 on the 23rd
So I'm loving this fantastic month!!! I have exciting things creating backstage for you so stay tuned!  Things may pop on my Instagram, follow me there
@milagroscrivera
Snapguide https://snapguide.com/guides/make-a-leather-cuff-bracelet-with-relics/
Twitter @paperboutiquesb
Facebook Milagros C Rivera

11/24/15

Merry Christmas

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!
Milagros 

10/29/15

10/26/15

Relics & Artifacts 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!

10/13/15

Ginger, a warrior in pink!

Hoy en blog de  Jamieles comparto un tutorial para esta peles q llevamos contra el Cancer del seno

Rescuerden mi clase en la Tienda el 31de octubre y en San Juan el 24 de octubre 

10/6/15

Scrap Pink!

Es octubre y Paper Boutique se viste de rosa! 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!
Comunícate con ambas tiendas Fajrdo y San Juan se visten de rosa para llevarte esta oportunidad única!!!

8/18/15

Free, a Mechanicals Dream

Hi everybody! Today I prepared a little Mechanicals inspired bird, up on Jamie's blog, come visit for the full tutorial!

8/11/15

Let the wind carry you, new bird stamp

I made my first project with Jamie's new bird stamp. It will be out the first week of September so be ready!!!  It's one you will want for your collection.  Here's what I made for the know how hop over to the link and Vist the Bloom Girls blog!
Inspirada en nuestra Reinita!


As always lovely to have you here!
Milagros 

7/6/15

Feliz Cumpleaños Frida, Art Journal

Un dia como hoy 6 de Julio de 1907 nace en Coyoacán, México Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón
Que tal esta cita de Frida para inspirar? Gracias a Lydi que me la compartió por email depués de ver mi trabajo el viernes!

"Mereces un amor que te quiera despeinada, con todo y las razones que te levantan de prisa, con todo y los demonios que no te dejan dormir.
Mereces un amor que te haga sentir segura, que pueda comerse al mundo si camina de tu mano, que sienta que tus abrazos van perfectos con su piel.
Mereces un amor que quiera bailar contigo, que visite el paraíso cada vez que mira tus ojos, y que no se aburra nunca de leer tus expresiones.
Mereces un amor que te escuche cuando cantas, que te apoye en tus ridículos, que respete que eres libre, que te acompañe en tu vuelo, que no le asuste caer. Mereces un amor que se lleve las mentiras, que te traiga la ilusión, el café y la poesía.”
— Frida Kahlo


Luego de nuestra visita a la Casa Azul estaba motivada a preparar un álbum donde colocar todas las fotos de nuestra visita al museo.  Quize combinar esto con mi trabajo para el equipo de diseño de las Bloom Girls de Jamie.  Comprobando una vez mas la versatilidad de sus sellos de estampar.  Aunque les muestro un poco de mi trabajo aqui, les voy a redirigir a su blog para que vean mas! Claro una miradita adentro también! Los espero allá!

6/10/15

Flaming ExVoto, a Relics and Artifacts Tutorial

Hola! Les comparto el enlace de mi ultimo tutorial!
Como siempre, gracias por la visita y sus comentarios!

Milagros

6/4/15

Prima BAP, Mixed Media challenge

Hi everyone! Just got back from a wonderful vacation, rested and inspired and in absolute LOVE with the glorious new Garden Fable collection by Prima.  It was waiting for me!!!!
So using this month's awesome sketch by Keren for the Prima BAP, and Finnabair's Mixed Media Academy Challenge, here's my take!
I loved the sketch so I attacked it with reckless abandon using the new Bloom Spray and a paintbrush, free strokes done with my hands, random circles done with a glass and the bottle cap, and then in the same spray splash I used Finnabair's new stamps, to continue in the same palette



I also used Finnabairs bubble mask with a pencil for more circles, I love the handwritten feel of this paper.  I loved Riika's technique with the pencil/stencil, it rhymes!!! and then I stamped using Net & Wire and Don't Forget to Fly!
I then stamped Finnabair;s saying, with sticky embossing powder and used her Mica powder in gold to highlight the phrase

some SIIC, wood, brads and resins to continue the circle theme and draw your eye to the picture
I love my daughter's style, she's only ten but she knows what she wants and wears it well so I couldn't omit her converse sneakers and her pose, LOL!




Franks pearls are also here!
Here's the sketch so you can play too!
June 2015 BAP keren

bloom girls post con Quentin!

Buenos dias, aqui so enlace al post de Bloom Girls en el blog de Jamie, inspiracion para el dia de los Padres!


Who better to help us than adorable Quentin?  For today's project I used a Folio by Tim Holtz and some hoarded papers by Graphic 45, vintage "A Proper Gentleman".  Of course you are welcome to go through your stash and find something masculine to help you build your own!
Ven visitame!
Milagros