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new scrap room!

Oh my! It's been soooooooooooooooo long, hello friends hope you are all well!
So am back to "business" with a new scrap room to look after & spend most of my winter in ...
this is what it looks like ...


Hi there friends,
I hope you are all very well. It's been quite a while since I last posted on my blog.
Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful SUMMER time, I will be away on the beautiful island of Skiathos for the season! Will be getting tons of sea- sun - sailing inspirations that will help charge my batteries to create more things in view of next Christmas time.
Have fun!!



Hello friends,
Easter is on its way, have you chosen which cards you'll send to friends & family?


Chalkboard tags

Hello friends,
I've been away for a while preparing some Spring Home Deco - ideas.
These are some of the chalkboard tags I have made, they are all handpainted & hand decorated.
The actual idea was to produce some Spring time & Mother's day home deco gifts which you can personalize before giving to someone by writting on them your wishes with chalk.
The tags have 6 different sayings: BELIEVE, LOVE, JOURNEY, IMAGINE, TREASURE & CHERISH.
they measure approximately 4,5x8 inches big.
More photos will follow shortly ...



Card section

Hi friends,
Been keeping very busy with all these new things to prepare in view of Easter.
Today there has been a new addition of a section with Cards on my blog. You can find it in my page index, go ahead take a look tell me what you think?
see you soon ;)


Spring is here ...

Hello there friends,
Spring is here and now summer is just around the corner yupieeee! So I decided to give my blog a Spring face lift, and I hope you will like it! I will be posting pictures of many new Springy things I am making in view of Easter coming up ... so keep visiting my blog and feel free to leave your comments.

here are two new Spring time cards ...

See you soon,
love ~ marilia


flower time

Hi all,

Today is a lovely yet a little chillie Sunday but the sun inspired me to create paper flowers.
I will show you some pics of what my paper flowers turned out like.

For these flowers I used Tim Holtz "Ideology" papers, the Tim Holtz distress inks, Heidi Swapp's color shine, my gluing gun and a few metal embellies. Yes, you guessed right, I am a Tim fan myself & I absolutely adore all his products & distressing techniques!

So a bit about them ...
First I cut out the patterns with my eclips & then I painted every layer with different colours.
I used three different layers for each flower. The Heidi Swapp's shines I used in the middle layer of each flower in order to give them a bright & sparkling effect!

After colouring, distressing & drying them with my heat gun (to speed up the process) I glued each layer on top of the other with my gluing gun.  And at the last stage, after they had dried I glued the metal embellies in the centre of each flower.

And here is the final outcome ...

have a lovely Sunday ;)


fun in the sun

Hi there everyone, today may be a little grey and miserable but our mood is sky high knowing that Spring is just around the corner ... I decided to begin my day by making a Spring time wreath.

With this wreath I will participate in the Scrapbookers Greece ~ March Challenge - Spring is here!
Wish me luck!

I wish you all a lovely day,
till my next post
bbye for now



Get Creative
March 5th Card Challenge
the mission: to create a card with an envelope on it.

here is my attempt

thumbs up if you like it ;)

Athens, 2nd Crop 09/03/2013

On the 9th of March I particiated at the 2nd Athens Crop which was organised by the Scrapbookers in Greece. It was actually a Crop-aoke with loads of extremely original carnival outfits, amazing singing talents loads of fun & cropping. I am attaching some pictures from this fun day full of surpises & sweet little gifts.

this was the kit we were given ...

... and the day's project was to make a mini album with its little box ...
some of the sweet little surpises of the day ...




Hello friends it's been quite long since I last posted here.  Loads of things to get together, loads in mind to make & yet a lack of inspiration! oh well it happens some times  ... until ...

TODAY YEAH!!  a new idea came up while I was trying different distressing & spraying techniques.

the supplies I used to make this vintage art frame are:
  • Ranger Tim Holtz distressing inks (antique linen, gathered twigs, walnut stain, black soot)
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists (sweet cherry, amethyst, mustard & chartreuse)
  • Ranger Dyilusions mist (melted chocolate)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology washy tapes (symphony, nostalgic)
  • Scrap papers, glue, brads, and Glossy accents
tell me what you think?
thanks for visiting




Finally complete!
A custom order photo album filled with beautiful memories for baby Melina.
*(faces are erased for obvious reasons)
The outcome was very satisfying both for me & the customer = a job Well Done!



it's tea time ...


Hi there friends,
This afternoon I remembered that I never posted photos of my cute tea pot for you to see.
I must admit that the "eclips" helps amateurs like myself do miracles! I could have never imagined that I could make such cute projects with just the use of paper & glue :)
What do you think of my tea pot?




Hello dear friends, it's been a while since I last wrote on my blog, I hope you are all very well & that the New Year will bring 2013 amazing moments in our lives!
After all the excitement & preparations of a full Christmas scrapping & paper works period now comes a time of "Restart" - a time to reorganize & reconstruct my thoughts & inspirations as well as the tidying up of all my tools and supplies.

During this quiet period of time I decided to Refresh some frames I had at home. These frames had two identical minimal shapes as pictures which I had grown bored of through the years. I wanted our frames at home to project more personal moments, pictures of trips filled with beautiful memories, so I got into a bit more scrappin' and this is what I came up with ...


The finished result was more impressive than expected, these frames have now added an interesting touch to the room, and I can't help noticing them every time I walk in.  A few creative hours actually resulted in a successful project, a little something which has added lots of smiles in our daily routine. It's real! it's the little things that matter.
Till we speak again have a lovely day