Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ey there! Ready for a brand new week? Let’s roll! Hopefully everything will go according with that pretty calendar/command sheet you have for your family lol. Oh geesh don’t we all know it never goes that smooth, hehe. But I am sure you will tackle the tasks like a pro and you will have some time to have a little fun in your craft paradise….You got to refill your energies at some point ; )

Since I am trying to be good and work as schedule, although you would not think this way if you see the pile of clothes I have to fold. LOL. I did make a project honoring that special woman in your life…the one that put the “mom” cap. Your sister, your aunt, a old family friend…your best friend or single dad’s too!. They all have the same wish….whatever is best for you  : )

My idea was to create a little note plus a forever bouquet of flowers. So first I got a few pieces of ribbon I had from PaperTemptress and twirled and twisted to make into blossom shapes. Next I gathered all the little flowers together. Since I wanted a fell of bouquet I created a little lace wrap from a punched piece (Martha Stewart). I added tiny  pearls and beads to the bouquet to make it a little more adorned. BlueBouquet_anaRy

For the base of the card I went for a classic feel to it. Nothing better then a damask dry embossing to create a delicate pattern. I really like the idea of adding a little lace touch to the card itself, so I added this punched doily strip glittered with glamour dust. To frame and tie the project together I used a gorgeous blue pearl paper from PaperTemptress. The sheen of this paper is so amazing…it has a lovely, lovely feel to it. I am going to try embossing sometime…gosh it think that would be lovely paper to do that..

So time to think of that special person..get out of the box a little bit and try something differ..a color, patter,…one thing always will stay the same. The gratitude and love for your loved one!

I make the point of thanking both my parents for all they did…and what they had to deal with while I was growing up : )..hehe We all have been teens at some point HAHAHHAHAH. So I am going to wish my amazing mom “ Happy Mother’s day”….before your air headed daughter forgets…lol. Dad you card will come soon…another project to share with you all : ).




TGIF!! Let’s have fun

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Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ellloooo there!!! TGIF! Yeah baby! It’s Friday and it is time to play! I hope you really can do that…put your jammies on and have a ball! Jump on the couch, pull that magazine you did not have time to read yet….fire up that TiVoed show you have bee dying to see! HEhe.  This is my well wishes to all of you!

All right everyone I hope you will also have some time for coloring fun! Tons of challenges around so pick some and go for it.

Gilli is already on her pj’s and sooo ready to have fun!!! I colored Gilli Pgs_TGIFthe image with copic markers and also used copic multiliners to create the pattern on her pj’s bottoms. Luv these pens…quite handy! 

I wanted to keep this project simple and fun so I used these amazing embossing folders (darice and Lcrafts)…for some reason they feel so cozy and fun…like a girls room lol.  Handmade tassels… Check out I even added little pearls and bling to make it even more girly…hehe.

Ribbon and twine from stash, sentiment tags punched used McGill scalloped tag punch distress with distress ink. Of course tags were blinged with stickles.

So what’s up with you..TGIF mood too? Let Gilli Pgs_TGIF ait out and roll! Come on you know you got it there! Twist things around!! You know how the saying go….

“ Work hard and Play hard!  “

Weekend here we come!!!!!!!!!

Huggies and I see you soon with another project soon!







House warming


Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ome sweet home…aweeee…after a hard day at work..all one can thing is kick off the shoes and whatever!!!! LOL. Are you with me on that? hehe.

I actually was looking forward to some do container gardening this coming week. There is something sooo charming about some flower boxes…its romantic too!

Today I am sharing with you lovelies a little card that I created using the stamp “House of Gilli”. Yeap…there is such a thing as a Gilli home…but she can be your home too…or as in my project here the house is little gift. A house warming gift. Well, a card to go with the gift heheh. You get the idea  : ).


I stamped my image and colored with my copic markers. I also used some multiliners and white pen to create some of the little details of the house. The flowers were just pretty much doodled around using different shades of the same group color. The intention was to create dimension…I will keep on trying (I am a stubborn self taught in many thing heheh). I though it would be a little cute to expose the bricks of the house through its stuco. lol..I  know, gezz home depot is just nearby, right? heh. I think even “worn” old houses have charm…showing that were lived and trimmed one way or another to fit the habitants. Everything else from the stones on the steps and base wall to the moss growing in between them  was created doodling with markers.

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This super cute DP is from First edition, one of my new obsessions lol (Boho Chic). I distressed the edges of the papers to give a little worn look…I think I could do better but I am always afraid of ending up with  too  much ink…heh. The die cuts were all made using Silhouette die cutter (luuuv it – btw Suzanne Dean cave in hahahahha. She was thinking for the longest time…now I think she is in luv hehehh..That is my bff right there..she knows good stuff HAHAH).

A new home needs a nice set of shining keys..so I created this little key ring embellie.  The keys are a silhouette cut embossed with zing!powder. Ain’t they cute! To finish up the romantic feel of this house warming gift…touches of liquid pearls

I hope you are by now relaxing in your own nest or as they say…home is where you heart is! So have fun wherever you are!!

See you soon with a brand new project!






Touch Twin Markers


Good Vibration…color bloom

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o flower season is here and with it amazing smells and colors outdoors! Such a good vibe out there! Yeap, focusing on the good things…always remembering that the sun will always shine  Smile. After dormancy or turbulence good things always bloom!!


Good vibes is what I felt when I first came across to this amazing color scheme. Yellows and Corals..such a happy way to start the week right? The color scheme is from a paper pad called Hideaway from First Edition. I fell for this line of paper when I saw in person at CHA Summer. Trust me it is a delight and you want them all…oh dear…lol

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The layout of this card was also inspired by the cute blooms spread all over the dp. Gilli Florist got an matching outfit, perfect nevertheless for picking up some flower over the garden center Smile.  I colored the image with copic markers and added a few twists like the “crochet”edges by using a white pen. Since in the original image the basket is empty I added a few flower by just doodling a few colors and filling up the basket with white/rose blooms.

Gilli Florist_good Vibes aThe paper punch used is from Martha Stewart (I have seen a memo box die that has a similar edge). All parts were distressed with Distress inks. My little detail on the lace edge was made with two colors of liquid pearls. I loved loved the new cantaloupe color..it is a nice shade. The center of this base a “flower” shape is a fun cut from nestability. I stamped and cut Gilli out of it.  My little sentiment was made by hand…I am getting more and more to do things just old fashion…specially my details. I have so much fun!

I hope it is all blooming with you out there..if not just hang in there we are sending you good vibes! For now pick up a white piece of paper and make it happy!

Please join us for a “Don’t stress..distress” over the greeting card challenge at The Outlawz! This is stress awareness week and we want to give you a super lift!

Hugs! See you soon with a new project!






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House of Gilli blog challenge..loads of fun.


Yellow Flowers

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Hi icon ArcheoButerflies

ello  ladies and Gent! I hope you are all having a nice and joyful weekend ; ). Today I am sharing with you a new project I created for the CMC challenge group. Oh, by the way do you know you can use any kin dof alcohol markers. So grab your copic, prismas and shins…etc etc.. lol and come play with us!

This week we are working with a lovely image from tiffany Doodles. Talented artist. I am sure you can find a super cool image to play with there : ). Mine is called Dogwood. I like dogwoods and I have not seen a yellow one lol…but hey it is fantasy word right…although my botany teacher wouldn’t be happy at all lol. I used copic markers to color this cutie. Very simple yellow combo…I build the colors trying to give a little depth and more texture to the petals. I still have to work my skills better in this area…but I think it came out good : ). Yeah? LOL.

Paper punch from Martha Stewart and dies are Memory box dies. Paper is from Authentique paper. Dogwood_TiffanyD_by anaRyWonderful share of yellow..so bright and happy : ). I distressed my edges with Distress inks. Amazingly…no bling! LOL I though the flowers were pretty enough to stand along..aside from that…glitter in dogwood would have be beyond fantasyland LOL.

I hope you got a little cheer out of this project my friend! I will see you soon with a new colorful project!



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Wish upon a star!

Hi icon ArcheoButerflies
ey there! Are you ready for a new beginning?  Spring is just the season…leave the worries behind get out and smell the roses! Well they are not quite blooming yet hehe..but you get the idea! Life can be overwhelming sometimes and does not do any good for us to get soooo entangled trying to solve all issues at once. So get out there re-energize and I bet that “ Monica closet” will be neat in no time after a break!!!!
So I am trying to follow my line and I made a project today just because I wanted to! Well I have a nice collection of embossing folders that I am trying to put to a good use. I really like making projects that use these simple beauties. Since the idea is for a new beginning I decide to use stars as the main focus of the project…Shine! Yeap that is what we all need to keep in mind!
To start the project I had the perfect set of stamps. Gilli elements “Start set” (This is a set with 3 starts in rubber stamps). Since I wanted the color of the star to pop I decided to use a lighter ink to stamp…memento london fog was just perfect for that. You can see the stamped the lines, but the light gray blend in quite well with the marker colors. This color scheme was based on the Touch twin challenge…when I saw I just fell for it! I am not a huge fan of orange but for some reason, in this project orange is making me happy!! LOL. Well back to the project. After coloring my starts I cut the stamped/colored image and added a thick coat of glossy accents from ranger. While my starts were drying I stained my ribbon with the matching copic color. I added the respective twine and glued the star with it’s respective bow. The embossed bases are from LifeStyle (form Quickcutz) and Sizzix. The “orbit”, that is how I call lol, is a punch from EK. This time I picked Ice Stickled to use as bling. The chunky glitter added a bling plus a super cool texture to the embellishment.
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Since in my sky the stars hang from bows. My backdrop is “faux stitched” in space. Winking smile. The embellishment I wrote and cut by hand. To add a little touch and tie the sentiment to the whole project I used the left overs twine (that was used on the top). 
I had a good time making a project that helped me unwind and remind me that sometimes its okay to let it go. Stop and re –energize and day dream! We are all just humans… Betty Davis said it all..”Why wish for the moon when we can have all the stars..” Something like that LOL…Now it is your turn to wish…upon your star!!!!


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Your Day…here comes the bride.

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o temperatures on the rise. Spring cleaning starting to happen all over…and plans lots of new plans for all kinds of spring activities are about to bloom. Among of all these special moments, weddings are of course in high. Who would not take advantage of all these beautiful fresh blooms to adorn a beautiful ceremony…seriously sometimes I think you can pretty much can have a perfect place in any corner Smile.  So based on this idea I decided to give a heads up on wedding cards…May brides ( I know it’s April, but I m trying to be good and think ahead lol).
It’s your day…and I picked Gilli Bride and Bouquet to make this wedding project (It would be a cute gift in a wedding shower too, don’t you think?). Gilli was colored with copic markers. For the added pearl details I used Liquid pearls from ranger. I also Gilli Bride_BrideBouquet_yourdaydoodle a little “emboidery” on the peak-a-boo part of the wedding gown with my copic multiliners. Of course little brides needs to shine on…so for some “diamond” start feel I added tiny dots of stickles in a randon dot partern over the veil. I also added some stickles over the embroidery part of the dress.
Now I have to say I am in owe with the color of the cardstock I used. It’s linen papers from PaperTemptress. This is an exceptionally hard ( I found to be personally) color to find. I checked a lot and finally came across at Patricia’s store. It is a mauve color that works beautifully with soft tones palletes. In my crazy little head that is what I was looking for on a “Modern and romantic bride feel” . All the little lace work are made from cutting and gluing parts of diGilli Bride_BrideBouquet_yourday afferent Martha Stewart punches. I absolutely loved loved doing that….and I hope I will help open your eyes for those tiny scraps lol. To make the lacy feel more real I used vellum also from Paper Temptress. The Pearlized vellum is just scrumptious and perfect for this type of project (it handled the punch cuts very well too I might add). I added a bit of chalk ink and a touch of stickles to the edges of the laces.
I hope you will say “ I do” LOL…Well I just hope you enjoyed this little project I had to share with you today. Please visit the Paper Temptress Community blog for more inspirations!
I will see you soon with a new project!


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Hi! Hi! Here we go!!!! Oozak’s blog Challenge #1

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Hi icon ArcheoButerflies
I there! So glad to have you here over my blog! Today is a very exciting day for me and for some buddies of  mine! Today we officially have the #1 challenge over Oozak’s blog! Now talking about being fortunate!! I have  been having a great time with Melanie and Rusty while the house was put in order for all Oozak’s friends come and join! It is a honor to share the coord with Mel and have such a good boss as Rusty..he he. These two are a riot! I cannot wait to meet the new dts! After a lot of back stage work now it is time to get things going!
Also make sure to go through the whole post….I have a little something over..all the wayyyyy down  there LOL. Okay! Let’s get started!Gilli Fairy2_Hihi
Since I first saw this paper pad I fell for it. The colors were just so sweet and fresh in a new whole way! So, the Prima (Almanac) paper pad was the inspiration source for my #1 project for Oozak. The corals (lots of distress and roses in it..dark browns too on the pad. Yummy all the  way) are just so delightful. I will use this pad till the end for sure LOL. From the tones of the paper I drawn the whole card feel. I chose Gilli Fairy 2 as my image (Sorry folks store still under construction…if you would like to get any Gilli Rubber Stamp just shoot me an email). As you can see Fairy lost her wings and became a cute sweet little gal…sitting pretty on a flower wreath (MemoryBox Dies). I was able to inject some spring color by coloring the wreath with very light tones of copics.
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To add to the feel of the card I used distress inks all over my paper edges. I love this a tidy worn look. I try keep the whole damask feel of the card and also dry embossed the die cut under Gilli (Spellbinder nestability).  The lacy scalloped edges were created with Ek punches. Finally my personal touch..yeap stickles Gilli dress has some touches of the bling.  Cute little corner frames (Memory Box Dies) that looks like butterflies (with tiny pearls to top) to wrap up!
I sure hope you liked this project and will join us for Oozak’s challenge blog….But wait! I want to celebrate this amazing day with a Candy!!! Leave a comment over here for a chance to win an Oozak’s gift certificate! Yes you will get a $10 bucks GC to do as you please at Oozak!!!!!!! I can do a damage with that, LOL. Good luck and make sure you follow the blog! I would be very happy to have you around!
See you soon with more projects and news! Don’t forget to visit Mel’s blog and her amazing project (shhh she got candy too!You have one week to leave a comment on both blogs oky doky?)

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♥♥♥This & That
Gilli Rubber Stamp :: Gilli Fairy2; Copic Markers Prima Paper pad; X-press it paper; Memento InkMemory Box dies (Catalina Wreath and Macarena Corner); Distress Inks; Liquid Pearls; Ek punches; Spellbinder nestability and tags; Sizzix by Tim Holtz Embossing Folder; Ribbon.


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