It is time to celebrate in Red White and Blue!

4th of July ~

Hi icon ArcheoButerfliest’s time to get ready to celebrate in Red, White and Blue! Pull up your color tools and flag you creativity with pride!  Happy 4th! What a beautiful country, culture and people! So much to learn! I cannot ever get enough of! Everywhere I go..every person I speak I learn something new.

To kick off the celebrations for the 4th of July Gilli Show gal brings her baton and Red, White and Blue colors!! Gilli is opening the festivities so you can join the fun! As you can see I did a few modifications on Gilli show gal by just altering the way I colored her hair and cutting of her cap! Ta-dah! You can do it to! Gilli is all about that…make it your own!!

Gilli was 4th of July Fcolored with copic markers…her corset was detailed with little blue stripes I created using my faithful copic multiliner (gray). Since this is party time nothing better and more festive then a sparkle cardi! I created this effect of transparency using Copics C shade toping with Stikles and  touches of white pen marker. Similar sparkle effect was used in her skirt. Smile 

Gilli ribbon stick was made from scratch by braiding the ribbons and attaching to the metallic baton. Doesn’t Gilli looks lovely with those cute earrings? LOL. Gilli background was created using Spellbinder Nestability plus distressing inks and by adding liquid pearls ( this stuff is so cool!).  Ah… now one of 4th of July glittermy favorite things on this card is the tiny little banners! I made one by one by hand…gosh I love sewing and every opportunity I have I try to incorporate to my cards. I added a little star on the top of each banner to give a more finished look. My embossed background was created using cuttlebug embossing folders and toping the embossed part with stickles. The sentiment was made by hand. See how easy was to make Gilli join the 4th of July celebration? I am sure you can come up with thousands of idea more! Grab your tools and join me for the challenges over House of Gilli (Ribbons & Bows and also SSCC (Red, White and Blue!)

Sending you a lovely hug! Keep in touch…I got something in the oven and I cannot wait to share!!!!!!!!!! Till then “Happy Birthday USA!”.




This & That

Gilli Rubber Stamp :: Gilli Showgal; Copic markers (E00, E000, E11; R20, R29, R89, R22; B24, B28, Boooo; w3; C1, C9, C7; Copic multiliner; Cryogen paper; Memento ink, Distress ink; Stikles; Liquid pearls; Rhinestones; Prima flowers; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Ribbon (stash) & Pattern Paper (Create Imagination) from Michaels.


How do you do? A new take on Gilli Classy

Gilli Classy_HowDouDo~

Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ello darlings! Here I come to share a brand new project! We launched a brand new challenge over House of Gilli! The theme is Ribbons and Bows! I hope I will see your creation over there! You know the doors are always open for all of you!

Sometimes it is funny how a cards comes to mind. I have no idea why but as soon as I sat down to prepare the project for this new challenge Gilli Classy came to mind to be feature in this Gilli Classy_HowDouDo artproject. Right here on my hand I have a few different ways to showcase this stamp. This is one image that is a must if you a a Gilli collector!

With Ribbons and Bows in mind I went for the preppy classy vibe! Does anyone think country club ? LOL. Well what is more preppy then a cute little pink channel inspired look? Always a classic (somehow I can hear Fran Fine in my head saying that LOL). Gilli was colored with copic makers. All the details on the image was created using copics and copic multiliners.

Gilli Classy_HowDouDo F

The Swirls were a combo that I created using shapes from Silhouette.  I added a little bling over the swirls and also over the punched embelishment edges. The ribbon is from Michaels ( Tks Ann..she pointed that this ribbon to me : ) ). The patterned paper is from Martha Stewart collection. Cardstock from my warehouse LOL..Oh I almost forgot! The pearls were made with Liquid pearls..oh my..I want all colors of the rainbow of this stuff!! LOL

I hope  you guys enjoyed my little project! Come over soon..I have more to share! We will soon have news over the house too so keep in touch!

I will see ya’ll soon!


This & That

Gilli Rubber Stamp: Gilli Classy; Copic markers (E000, E00, E11; W00, W3; R81, R83, R85;C9, C7 and copic multiliners; Pattern paper and Punches by Martha Stewart; Liquid pearls; Stikles; Ribbom (Michaels).


A rainbow of Buttons!

Gili Tee_YouInWords~

Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ey you! How are you all doing? I cannot believe we had gotten stuck with that cold snap and the boom heat! LOL. It is all good since I am glad to hop on my Havaianas now..Thanks mom! Mom is my supplier for flip flops…but since I learned from the best (Mom) I can score some good deals on my own…humm I see rainbows of flip flops! LOL.

Talking about rainbows I will share with you now my Gili Tee_YouInWordslastest project for the House of Gilli Challenge. Our current challenge was picked by Ann! Buttons! Now you are talking! I have a bazillion of buttons and I love to create whatever with them…probably this little thing is high up on my list of essentials…pretty much together with earrings to me (Oh gosh don’t ask LOL). Anyway back to the project….I picked my little stamp Gilli Tee to be the main focus of my card.

The little rainbow quality tags were created using Cuttlebug embossing folders…yeah..I know…another thing that I cannot seem to live without (Did I tell you that CB folders were one the things that made me pay more attention to card making? Yeah…was almost like the same bam! as copics!!!! I was intrigued how to to use them as soon I saw a project!). I cut Gili Tee_YouInWords cuout each little word and colored using copic markers..I added matching little buttons to pinpoint each one of them. Buttons were also embellished using copics.

The pattern paper is my own design. I created all the swirls combining pre existing shapes with the silhouette. All the tiny pearls were made using Liquid pearls….okay..I will say now so we can rest later…I am hooked (Thanks Suzanne for pointing it out!). A girly card is not a girly card without some bling from Stikles and tiny rhinestones to create the super cute earrings Gilli is using!

I hope you are now charged with a rainbow of ideas in your mind! So how about hurrying to you craft space and making a card to join us over House of Gilli Challenge? You still have time! Hey you might even be invited to guest design with us!

Huge hug! I will see you soon with a cute project I made for CMC copic challenge!

Colorful Huggies-Os for ya!


This & That

Gilli Rubber Stamps : Gilli Tee ; Copic Markers; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Spellbinder Ovals; Liquid pearls; Distress Inks; Stickles; Buttons; Glossy accents; Grand Caliber; Silhoutte SD; Cardstock; Pattern paper (by anaRydesign); cotton cord. Cryogen Paper and memento Ink.





Best Friends Forever

Gilli Asian_Best Friends Forever~
Hi icon ArcheoButerflies
elooo everyone! Here I come! WOW what a gurrgeous day we had! Raise and shine! Seems like everyone looks a bit happier about this time of the year…Keep the the feeling! Tomorrow planting time! I hope the weather will hold..since I saw some funky clouds creeping in later on the day..humm LOL
Well no matter what I will keep myself busy! So many cool things ahead! I can barely wait to share! For now I will be sharing with you a new project I prepared for the Through the craft door room Magazine (TTCRD) Challenge. Have you seen it? If not.. oh you are in for a super treat! This is not your regular magazine…it is full of inspirational ideas that goes beyond paper crafting! Pop by and you will see what I mean!
Gilli Asian_Best Friends Forever
The new Challenge at TTCRD is paper piecing. I love this technique. Why? I love to cut tiny pieces of paper! LOL Yeah I know I got issues LOL. For my project I used Gilli stamp :: Gilli Asian and her little Buddy Chinese Doll from Hero arts (love hero arts BTW). I stamped both images and paper pieced her their dresses. After I glued the pieces in the right place I grabbed my copics and added shading so the image would get a better dimensional feel. I also added a little bling by using Stickles. Another thing I did was enhance the original designs of the paper by highlighting details with a white pen. For this card I also decide to create the embellishments from Gilli Asian_Best Friends Forever_CUscratch. I made little fans by pleating the left over paper that I used for the gals dresses. I added a little adornment to the fan by knotting colored cords and adding a little wood bead…I actually liked the looks! It was nice to create the right thing to match the Asian vibe!
I will try to make more pieced things and creating my embelies from scratch. I really enjoy. It takes a little while longer…but the end results is just what you had in mind.
How about you? Grab those little left overs and put them to good use! Come one over TTCRD and join the challenge…a sweet…and I mean sweet prize awaits the winner!!! Did I mention you will also have a load of fun while make a ton of new friends?
See ya’ll soon! Keep in touch!

This & That
Gilli Stamp:: Gilli Asian; Chinese Doll by HeroArts; Copic markers (E11, E000, E00; C9, C7, W3, R85) & Copic Multiliner; Flowers (HeroArts); Liquid pearls; Stickles; Cryogen paper; Japanese paper; 
Polyester Cords; SU punch; Quickutz embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch.


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