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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

St. Nicholas Chair Mini Album!!

English version below..

Navidad ha llegado a mi blog y con una grata sorpresa!!! Ya esta listo mi nuevo Taller Online.. St. Nicholas Chair Mini Album!!

Christmas is coming to my blog with a big surprise!! My new Online Tutorial.. St. Nicholas Chair Mini Album!!

This is St. Nicholas Chair Mini Album.. its a beautiful home decor and inside the seat hold a lovely mini album.. if you are interested to make this tutorial please email me to: for more information.

Este es St. Nicholas Mini Album.. es una bella pieza de decoracion que guarda en su asiento un adorable mini album.. Si te interesa hacer este tutorial escribeme a para darte toda la informacion o me puedes encontrar en Facebook solo da click en el boton azul a la derecha de la pantalla y te lleva directo!

Also you can find me on Facebook just click on the Facebook button on the right hand side of the screen

This Kit includes: 
St. Nicholas 12x12 Pad
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
St. Nicholas Stickers
Antique Brass Claw Feet
Set of G45 Washi Tape
Black Cardstock
Misc. Embellishments.
Online Tutorial with unlimited access

Este Kit Incluye:
St. Nicholas 12x12 Pad
St. Nicholas Chipboard Decorativo
St. Nicholas Pegatinas
Antique Brass Claw Feet (Patas del sillon)
Set of G45 Washi Tape
Cardstock Negro
Tutorial Online con acceso ilimitado


Thursday, July 28, 2016

DiY ViNTaGe RouNd SuiTcAsE

Hi All!!
 (English version below)

Hola a tod@s!! Hoy les muestro esta bella maleta que me ha regalado una amiga.. y que al fin llego el tiempo de darle un mejor look!! La he transformado usando los bellos papeles de Graphic 45 especiales para este tipo de proyecto!

I have this beautiful Vintage Round Suitcase for long time.. it was a gift from one of my friends and it was perfect for this project!! The DIY Craft Paper is super cool to use for the Decopauge technique and it is what my Vintage suitcase needs to Upcycle and Reuse it!

Si no conoces estos nuevos productos abajo te muestro cuales son.. en verdad que estan bellisimos y son muy versatiles!!

If you don't know this beautiful papers I recommend it a LOT!

Decoupage technique is an art of  decorating an object gluing paper cutouts in layers.. Also in the interior I use Washi Tape to cover the inside of the suitcase (just the top)…Did You know this washi tape matches with the DIY Craft Paper I chose ?? It was perfect for my project! And Graphic 45 has it all!!

La Tecnica del Decoupage es el arte de decorar objetos engomando pedazos de papel en capas.. En el tutorial podran ver el paso a paso de esta tecnica.

                                                         Craft Paper Quotes & Newsprint.. Este papel es maravilloso para forrar cajas que desees reciclar y tiene una textura muy bonita.. se los recomiendo lo tienen en diferentes colores y diseños!!!

SNAPGUIDE: Tutorial Aqui

Thanks for coming to my blog and for your sweet coments... Gracias por venir a mi blog y gracias por sus comentarios espero que esta idea les haya gustado!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

My DrEAm CoME TrUe..G45 DT!

Hi all!!... I almost forgot!.. My First post as a Graphic 45 Designer!!  I'm so happy to be part of this beautiful brand.. It take time and consistency but if you dream it you can make it true!

Hola a tod@s.. Con tantas cosas en mi vida por poco lo olvido!! Mi primer post como diseñadora de Graphic 45.. Estoy muy contenta de ser parte de esta maravillosa marca.. Me tomo tiempo y ser consistente, pero si lo sueñas lo puedes hacer real!

This is my very first assignment .. It has to have a photo of ourselves and here is my project a Layout in a Canvas!

Esta es mi primera asignación... Teníamos que hacer un proyecto que llevara una foto de nosotras así que yo hice este Layout-Canvas!

If you want to see more.. go to G45 website and you can see the complete presentation and also the TUTORIAL how I make it!!

Si quieres ver mas.. Ve a la pagina de G45 y ahi puedes ver la presentacion completa y tambien el TUTORIAL de como lo hise!!!!

Also make sure to mark your calendars .. JULY 8th! my next post at G45 blog!!!

Tambien te comento que marques tu calendario... JULIO 8 sera mi siguiente entrada en el Blog de G45!!!! Te espero!

Thanks for your sweet comments.. Gracias por sus dulces comentarios!!

Hasta pronto!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LoVe YoU MoRe..

Hi Girls .. Long time since my last post!! I know but it was for a reason.. so this time I want to show you one card I did for a special person..

Hola Chicas.. Ya hace tanto desde mi ultimo post.. Ya saben en que he andado.. asi que bueno.. Les quiero mostrar esta tarjeta que hise para alguien especial!

I used a Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Paper Collection.. believe it or not it is a very romantic paper! 

Use la coleccion Voyage beneath The Sea de Graphic 45 aunque no lo crean es un papel muy romantico!

I fussy cut some of the images and use the card I love you more than all the fish in the sea.. hahaa.. It's perfect because now I'm living at the beach.. 

Corte a detalle algunas de las imagenes y use la tarjeta que dice "Te amo mas que todos los peces del mar" jajaa.. Queda perfecto ahora que estamos viviendo en la playa..

Inside I just add more paper.. using the 6" x 6"  pattern/solid paper from the same collection
En el interior agregue mas papel.. use el pad de 6"x6" pattern/solid de la misma coleccion

Thank you all for coming to my blog and for your sweet comments.. I hope I can post something new soon!! stay tuned! 

Gracias a todas por venir a mi blog y por sus dulces comenarios.. Espero pronto mostrarles algo nuevo.. esten en contacto!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition - Final Round

Hi All.. This is my submission for the Graphic 45 Design Team Final Round and I'm so NERVOUS!! for those of you who follow me know how much I love Graphic 45 Papers, they are my all time favorite paper company the products are amazing and behind this brand is a wonderful family who runs the MOST respected paper company IN THE WORLD!!! Now you know why I'm so nervous?
So without further adieu, this is my submission of the three projects who represent my style as an artist.

Enchanted Backgammon ** 3D project Designed and Builded from Scratch.

Messenger Travel Bag ** Mini Album 

Classy and Fabulous ** Upcycled Paper Bag.

Here is my YouTube Video

                     I'll keep my fingers crossed, wear my brave vest and go after my dreams...
Good Luck to All.

Magda Cortez

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2016

 Hi Ladies.. It is the time of the year! The Graphic 45 Design Team Audition!!!!! and I've decided to apply I would be so happy to be honored with a spot on the Graphic 45 Design Team! I would say.. Graphic 45 Dream Team!
I'm going to share three projects and the tutorial I have created for the first round, I hope you  like it and you can inspire as much as I do using the wonderful products from Graphic 45 but before I'm going to share with you a YouTube video where I show my Style..

Here is a Youtube video with some of my 2015 Graphic 45 projects.. 

Here is my first project
The Gramophone

I did this project from zero.. I made the design and the templates to come up with this beautiful Gramophone using the Good Ol' Sport Paper Collection.

Second Project
The Scallop.. Mini Lamp
For this project I did the Scallop which is a little version of the Nautilus from Jules Verne.. well it is my version.. I use a Plastic Christmas ornament, Sink Stoppers, little pearls and some Mixed Media techniques to give the look of an old submarine!

Lots of fussy cutting.. believe me.. LOTS! from the beautiful Voyage Beneath the Sea Paper Collection.

Third Project
Enchanted Tunnel
For this project I did a tunnel book inside and for the cover I decorated as an Old Story Book telling the story of dragons and Princess!
I love the result!

For my tutorial I altered a Vinyl Disc using the Ladies Diary Deluxe Collectors Edition 

Check out How to  Create a Graphic 45 Layout in a Vinyl Disc by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.

I would love this opportunity and thank you for the consideration.. wish me luck for the second round!!

sha la la...