Sunday, July 13, 2014

Picture PURRRfect for Week 2 of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 37 with Guest Designer Maria Soto

Good Morning Everyone! It's week two of our current challenge and we are excited to introduce a new Guest Designer to join us for here at ABAC. Maria Soto is our Guest Designer this month and joining us for our current ANYTHING GOES {Open} Challenge.

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #37 - "ANYTHING GOES"!! With the summer season in full swing full of vacations, days at the beach and summer camp – we thought we'd go with an OPEN THEME!!! Feel free to break out some supplies you haven't used in a while, try something new or create whatever your muse desires... as long as it's anything but a card! 

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight July 26th giving you 2 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations next Sunday to keep you inspired.

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Maria created this fun Kitty desk decor for our "Anything Goes" Challenge. The image above is a custom cat coaster she also created using Amazing Crafting Products {click image above to see details}.

We hope you enjoy getting to know our Guest Designer...

Please click on the images to visit her blog
and give her a warm welcome!

Hi there, this is Maria and today I want to share a very cute project I created. I am the mom to three Purrfect cats – they seriously changed my life... they made it better. I decided to make some fun craft projects about cats. This one I share with you today is for my office and I will be making a lot more to sell and raise money for an organization that works hard to care and find homes to homeless cats and kittens.

I had this really cute cat figure made out of wood in very nice bright colors, and I thought it would make a great mold. I also I had this tiny picture frame that measures 3.15" x 1.85" that I received from a Secret Santa gift exchange last year and thought it would be fun to mold and use in my crafting projects. It was fun to combine the two creating something unique.

The final result...  this precious, tiny desk decoration! I do have quite a few, one more will not hurt. Please click here to visit my blog "What is Creativity..." and see all the details.

A Picture Purrfect Little Treasure!

Hi my name is Maria Soto, a single mother of three wonderful young adults that make me happy to be a mom. I’ve been working as a project administrator in the construction business for over 20 years.

About 15 years ago I started making my own jewelry. I love to use all different types of materials and products to make all different types of jewelry; such as stamping with inks and paints, resin, fabric, polymer clay, paper clay, etc. I have also enjoyed learning how to make all types of crafts. I would say my style has changed over the years; I love the mixed media concept. Almost everything I create is a one-of-a-kind; I don’t like to make the same thing over and over again, is just not my style. I love to create in a way that allows me to be free to express my creative mood as I feel it.

My blog represents what I love to create, here is my link stop over and check out my work or my facebook page

I’m currently a CHA Designer Member. I’ve been the project designer for LIMIRI, LLC for over two years, and currently a member of the Amazing Crafting Products Creative Team. Last year I was a part of Craft Critique’s product review team and also the Featured Crafter at Think Crafts.

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We hope our Guest Designer Maria Soto has INSPIRED you to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!

Thanks so much for joining us!


  1. such great projects - thanks for having me as a guest designer

  2. Such fun seeing the variety of projects here! Congrats to Maria on her GDT spot. xxD

  3. I love Maria Soto's projects! Just gorgeous!