Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Spidey & Batgirl" aka Caden & Deianiera
You know those "Hi, I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" commercials? That was my inspiration for this project. I made this frame for my brother-in-law, Brian, for Christmas. This is just a plain wooden $1 frame from Michaels that I painted black and covered in spiderweb paper. I sanded the edges, and cut the letters using my Cricut. For the sayings, I printed those out on my computer, and then made "talk bubbles."
Snowflake card

Features: S4-124 Classic scalloped circles--Lg. (Spellbinder's die), Just Rite stamps "A Merry Little Christmas," pearls & ribbon.

Poinsettia card

Features: S4-219 Nested Poinsettias & S5-019 Labels 8 (Spellbinder's dies), stickles, christmas print paper & stamp.

I love these stamps!!! The stamp set is from CTMH, "Ms. Holiday Cheer," as is the liquid glass and flock. Chunk glitter is from SU.
I used copic markers to color the images; and stickles, beads, ribbon and brads to dress it up...and give it some bling. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hobby Lobby (classroom)

Friday, December 11 @ 5:30 p.m.
"2- Christmas cards"

Friday, December 18 @ 5:30 p.m.
"Christmas photo frame (wooden)"

*please look on my blog for the "Renaissance photo frame" this is an example of what we will be making.

All materials will be provided.

All classes $10 / person

6x6 mini Thaksgiving page

This mini album page features the Spellbinder's die: S4-168 Large Labels. It is the frame around the picture. For this page we used 2 different printed papers, ribbon and buttons.

The picture is of my daughter, Deianiera when she was about 1 year old.

6x6 mini Christmas page

Since I did a picture of my daughter, this page is of my son, Caden.

This page has rhinestones, stickles glitter, ribbon, and of course Spellbinders dies. This time we used S4-085 Snowflake Wonder and S3-150 Ribbon Tag trio. (This is a set of 3 tags, previously I used one on the treat box).
Stampin' Up club projects

These were the projects we made at out last Stampin' Up club meeting. I love the dove stamp set (I had to buy it). The ornament is made using a paper punch. You just use ribbon, glue and beads, and put it all together. I really enjoyed this project! Thanks Karen for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stampin Up Club card exchange

This card was quick and simple! I glued thanksgiving paper to my card, added eyelets to the corners, cut out a tag (and wrote Give Thanks), tied it to the pumpkin using hemp, and used my Spellbinders die: S4-227 Nested Pumpkins (this is the largest one). I then added "lines" to my pumpkin using brown chalk and a q-tip. :)

"Halloween card & 6x6 mini album page"

This card features Spellbinder's die: S4-235 Fancy Tags. For the ghost I used white felt (cut out a ghostly shape), added stickles to the outer edge (halloween pack had purple, orange and black), and wiggly eyes. For the tag I used a halloween stamp and rhinestones.

This is a picture of my husband, Greg. He was the "Mad Scientist" for Halloween, showing all the kids how to make slime.

For the mini album page, I used a versamark pad to stamp my saying and bats, onto the purple paper. I added different papers, black ric-rac and rhinestones, and black photo corners to hold the picture into place. The tag is made using Spellbinders die: Nest-007 Nested Long Classic Rectangles. I couldn't find a number for this one because I have the Nested 4 pack. You can buy it seperately though.
Just a note.......

For those of you that like the Nested Pumpkins (S4-227) and the Nested Maple Leaves (S4-228) that I've used, they are only available until the 30th of November. They are part of Spellbinder's Seasonal Collection.

I designed this card for the Crafty Secrets challenge featured on Split Coast Stampers awhile ago....but then my computer died! :( So, I never got to enter it. But here it is for you to see.

I just used some scrap paper and lace (to make the flag), and I used my crop-o-dile to set eyelets, then added some hemp to that. For the maple leaf I used Spellbinders: S4-228 Nested Maple Leaves and I added some Stickles to that. The moose tag is C.S. that I covered in liquid glass, and adhered with pop up dots.
"Pumpkin treat box & gift tag"

The treat box was made using an "open handle box template' and Spellbinder's die: S3-150 Ribbon Tag Trio and S4-102 Fall Harvest. We chalked around all the pieces and used ribbon glue to adhere the ribbon to the box.

For the gift tag we used Spellbinders die: S4-227 Nested Pumpkins. Chalk was again used around the edges (I lvoe chalk). Use a paper punch, thread some embroidery floss through the hole, and you have a gift tag. :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Creative Crafts
at: Hobby Lobby (classroom)

Friday, November 13
at: 5:30 p.m.
"pumpkin treat boxes and gift tags"

Friday, November 20
at: 5:30 p.m.
6x6 mini album pages: Thanksgiving & Christmas

$10 / class

All materials will be provided.

Questions? Call me at: 245-2964

Yes, the class on the 13 is a repeat. I did not have a big turnout for the first class, and I've had requests to re-do it since some people were unable to attend. So, we're doing it again.
Also, you may have noticed the info. for the class on the 20 is blank. I am in the process of coming up with an idea to do for that one. If anyone has specific requests for projects, let me know. I'll see what I can do to accomadate that. As always...projetcs will be made using Spellbinder's Wizard and Dies.
Well, I really do have pictures to post---I'm just having trouble figuring out the new computer and it's photo editing software. :) So, as soon as I solve that problem I will have more pics to post. Until then... here is the latest class times for my Creative Crafts class at Hobby Lobby.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

at: Hobby Lobby (classroom)


Friday 9th @ 5:30 p.m.
"Pumpkin treat boxes & gift tags"

Friday 23rd @ 5:30 p.m.
"Halloween card & 6x6 mini album page"

~ $10 each class

Projects will be made using Spellbinder's Dies & Wizard.

ALL materials will be provided.

Margarita Ybarra
(970) 245-2964
Creative Crafts (Card making class 2)

The sunflower card features #S4-202 Deckled rectangles ~ Lg & S5-004 Sunflower Garden (I just used the sunflower and leaf).

For this card, the sunflower was made using mulberry paper---it is awesome to chalk on! Also used were: clear jewlery bags, sunflower seeds & magic mesh.

The apple tree card features #S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles ~ Lg & #S4-114 Classic Standard Circle ~ Lg.

This card features "sewing scraps"---bias tape, lace & buttons, stuff everyone has, but maybe has not thought of using on a card. For the "fall leaves" effect I used Marvy Markers to color the leaves different shades. (You can also just use green to help balance all the red).

Monday, September 21, 2009

This is the card I made for our last Stampin' Up card exchange. Unfortunately, Karen (our S.U. Consultant), got sick---so she was unable to make it to our get together. So, instead of canceling we all met at my house anyways and made cards all day! We also went ahead with our card exchange.
This card was made using my Stampin' Up stamp set: Asian Artistry (and I colored it with copic markers for a watercolor effect). I also used my Versamark pad for the background (dragonflies and saying), and of course my Spellbinders dies: S4-202 Deckled Rect. ~ Lg. & S4-168 Large Labels.
So, here are some pictures of (me), and all my goodies from Spellbinders' Pendant Project Conetest. BIG Thank you to all the companies that gave out prizes----Spellbinders, My Mind's Eye, Clear Snap, Core`dinations, Just Rite & 3L Adhesives. I am in heaven!!! :)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tonight was my first "Creative Crafts" class at Hobby Lobby. These are the two cards that we made.
The first card uses Spellbinders die #S4-129 Classic Scalloped Squares ~ small; and the second uses #S4-159 Nested Flower.

Next class is Sept. 25 @ 5:30 p.m. in the classroom at Hobby Lobby (in the back by the art department). So if you're in the Grand Junction area come and make cards with me!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

So I recently went back to Angelo's (our local paint your own pottery studio), and they had the Margarita glasses in stock. Of course, I HAD to paint one!!! :)
My son, Caden thinks it's funny that I'm a drink and a pizza----"You could be a whole meal!" Yes son, I could!

I also love dragonflys, so I decided to try and draw one on a cup (there's 3 on here actually). This burgundy paint actually has black specks in it, they're a little hard to see in the pic., but they look really neat!

Next time, I want to learn to melt glass! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

These are 2 projects I made for the Tattered Angels Design Team (tryouts), using glimmer mist of course!

The card was made using: Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Pendant die, Colorsnaps "smooch" in Pumpkin, Robin's Nest dew drop in Black, Glimmer Mist in Raven, Stampin' Up (saying) and various paper, ribbon & a button I had laying around.

I love the way this photo frame turned out!!! My husband and I attended the Renaissance Faire last year, but I've yet to do anything with the pictures, until now. This is a $1 wooden frame from Michaels that I painted a "wine red" color, then covered in D.C.W.V. "Once Upon a Time" paper. The torn edge paper is sprayed with "haunted shadow" glimmer mist, and the fairies wings are highlighted with clearsnaps "smooch" in gold. I also added some ribbon, brads and charms that I've been "saving for the perfect thing!" The sign at the bottom was made using Spellbinders Label 8 die and a gold marker.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! I just went onto Spellbinder's Blog and Stacey Caron (the owner) announced the Grand Prize Winner of the Pendant Project Contest---and it's ME!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Now, I get to choose $500 worth of Spellbinder's Dies; and I also get over $500 worth of products from their cross-promotional companies---Scrapbook Adhesives, My Mind's Eye, Clear Snap, Core`dinations & Just Rite

I am SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I can't believe that I won---this is just too awesome.


Monday, August 17, 2009

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! I am in the top 5 for Spellbinders Pendant Project Contest! :) They just announced it on their blog this morning. So, you can check it out @ (click on the BLOG heading at the top of the page). It's alphabetical by first name, so I'm #2.
They chose my "Heritage" mini album. (To see the whole album, keep scrolling down on my blog, Spellbinders only posted the front & back page).
August 20 I'll know if I won the grand prize, which is $500 worth of dies, a die case & products from other companies, or 2-5 place which is $100 worth of dies. It's through, so they don't actually pick the winner----I've just got to think positive that it'll be me! :)
Whatever happens. . . they chose me, my work is posted on their blog, and I'm guranteed $100 worth of dies---not to bad if you ask me!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This is the name of my new class on Friday nights at Hobby Lobby. Please check back on my blog for upcoming dates and times of classes.

SEPTEMBER: "Card Making Classes"
Sept. 11 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Sept. 25 5:30-8:00 p.m.

2 cards/class ~ $10 each class

ALL materials will be provided!


Margarita Ybarra

(970) 245-2964
These are my display items for Hobby Lobby, that will be placed in their display cabinet. Creative Crafts will be the name of my class on Friday nights. All crafts will use a Spellbinder's Die in the project! :)

This is my sign featuring all the info. about my "Creative Crafts," class. September's classes will be "card making."

L2-10 "Mystic font"
S7-013 Heirloom Scroll Border Grand
S4-161 Labels 1

"Thinking of You card"

S4-206 Renaissance Hearts Pendants
S4-215 Renaissance Hearts Pendant Petite Borderabilities

"Winter Wonderland card"

S4-129 Classic Scalloped Squares ~ small
S4-223 Create a Flake 2

"Autumn Treats Box"

S4-102 Fall Harvest
S3-150 Ribbon Tags Trio

Friday, August 7, 2009

Guess who's going to be teaching scrap-booking/card-making classes (using the Wizard of course) at Hobby Lobby??? ME!!!!!!!!! :)
I have signed up to teach classes on (every other) Friday night from 5:30 - 8:00, at H.L., starting September 11. I am soooo excited!!!
So, now I just have to make a sign, advertising my class, and some sample cards or layouts, for H.L. to display for me. Hopefully I'll get some interest----H.L. is the only store here in G.J. that sells Spellbinder's dies, but they don't sell the Wizard.
I hope this goes well----I've never taught a class before! :(
As soon as I get my samples done, I will post them on my blog.
I love this card! I'm not usually a big fan of flowers, but I LOVE fall colors, so this works for me. :) Of course I chalked all the edges (I even chalked the felt flowers in the bottom right corner). A bit obsessive, I know---but chalk makes everything look better!!! :)
Today is my Dad's birthday, so I thought I would post the card I made for him. It's soooo hard making a card for a guy. I LOVE adding embellishments to EVERYTHING-----and that really doesn't work for a guy's card too well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

So, the following 3 entries on my blog are projects I made for Spellbinder's Pendant Projects Contest. I think they turned out fantastic!!! I'm sitting on pins & needles now waiting to see if I'm one of the final 5---August 17, I'll know. If so. . . then I have to mail my entries to Spellbinders, and a panel of judges will pick the winner and that will be announced on August 20. Too long to wait!!!!! :)
Graphic 45 Altered Box

Tools/Dies: S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants & S4-213 Fleur De Lis Borderabilities Petite

Ink: Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan & Copic Markers

Paper: Graphic 45 & Core` dinations

Accessories: Pearls, ribbon, safety pin & brads

This box is my "Altered Item," project for Spellbinder's Pendant Projects Contest

Graphic 45 Card

Tools/Dies: S4-217 In Spades Borderabilities Petite

Ink: Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan

Paper: Graphic 45

Accessories: Pearls, ribbon, safety pin & key charm

This is my "card project," for Spellbinder's Pendant Project Contest.

Graphic 45 Mini Album

Tools/Dies: S4-207 Kaleidoscope Pendants, S4-216 Kaleidoscope Borderabilities Petite & S3-150 Ribbon Tags Trio

Ink: Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan

Paper: Graphic 45

Accessories: brads, hemp, ribbon & buttons

I made this mini album using old family photos from the 1800's & 1900's. This is my "mini album" project for Spellbinder's Pendant Project Contest. :)

"Haute Couture cards"

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Graphic 45 paper??? If I haven't. . . .well, let's just say it's one of my all time favorites. I love vintage stuff, and that is what they specialize in: 1920's & 1930's.

These are some of my favorite cards that I've made.

Well, we just had our second Stampin' Up Club party, on August 1. I was the hostess for this party, so you know what that means.....FREE STUFF!!!

The coffee cup card was my "exchange card," and the stamp set is actually from Stampin' Up (like 10 years ago). :)

As you can see, we made 3 cards this time!!! Thank you Karen for coming all this way (she lives in Castle Rock, which is on the eastern slope of CO.---we are on the western slope), and showing us how to make these wonderful cards. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Well I hope you liked the latest posts to my blog. I'm off to Arizona on friday, so I won't have anything to post for awhile. But if you'd like to check out a new card of mine visit the "Graphic 45" gallery @ (I've posted a few cards there recently).
My niece is graduating from college, so we're "road tripping," it to AZ for that! Have you ever seen "National Lampoon's Vacation?" I imagine our trip being like the Griswalds' :)
My poor husband, Greg, has to take a 2 week Math Class for school (he's a teacher), so he's staying here in CO., and my 2 kids and I are going with my parents, to my sister, Terre's house in AZ. I'm so excited!!! :) It's been 6 years since we've been to AZ. I can't say I'm gonna love the heat, but I'm glad I get to see my family. We'll also get to see my brother's, Israel & Bob, and my Tias while we are there!!!! :)
I'm also visitng my former District Manager (from AVON), Cheri, so that'll be fun too! Cheri and her husband relocated to AZ awhile ago, so it'll be nice seeing them again. My son used to go with me to all the AVON meetings, since I stared selling when he was 1; he was so used to seeing Cheri, he started calling her 'Grandma Cheri.' :) He asks about her every now and then, why we don't see her anymore, so it'll be nice seeing her again, for him too!
After AZ, I have to catch up on my AVON deliveries and I also have a meeting to attend, so it might be August before you here from me again. :( But I will return......

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gnome & Garden

When I found this stamp set in "Oriental Trader," I HAD to buy it. Call me crazy----I love gnomes. And my sister, Terre, gives me such a hard time about it. She says, "only little old ladies like gnomes." Well, I'm not old, but I do like gnomes, I have them all over in my flowerbeds. :)

So Sis, this card's for you! :)
I love this mini stamp set I got from Michael's (for $1) :) Obviously they were too small for what I wanted; so I looked at them and drew what I wanted onto my paper, cut it out and here is the finished result! Hope you like it.