Watch “Tupelo Designs LLC Crafty Unboxing – MCDesigns” on YouTube

My little crafty haul/unboxing from Tupelo Designs, LLC. I love getting products from them because they have such awesome products and customer service. You can always count on them to have the best customer service ever!

Thanks Mike and Jane (and Tupelo).

YouTube: Tupelo Designs, LLC. Crafty Unboxing – MCDesigns


My Father’s Day Gift to My Daddy

I wanted to make something special for my Daddy for father’s day but I didn’t want to send “just a card”, I wanted to make something really special for him so I decided on printing a picture of our road trip to San Francisco at the Golden Gate Bridge.

What I did was super simple. I spay painted a piece of chipboard with gold metallic paint from Home Depot – one of my favortie stores!!! :). Then I used some photo safe double sided adhesive to adhere down my picture to the board and a clear sheet of thick acetate over it and secured it with some gold patterned washi tape.

And that was it! Super simple, super easy! And I cant wait for my Daddy to get it in the mail!

State Starbucks Gift Card for a Crafty Hawaii Grab Bag!

So…I love Starbucks gift cards and I want to collect gc from around the world…or at least in the nation.

I am setting up this one on one swap. This will be between you (that has Starbucks gift cards from other places than in Hawaii) and me, Maraiah, in Hawaii. This will be done by commenting down below and emailing me what state or city you have Starbucks cards that you are willing to swap with me. In return, you will receive a Hawaii Starbucks card and a crafty Hawaii grab bag!


Day 8 (6.8.15) #TheDailyMarker30Day2

Today, I decided to play around with my inktense pencils for the first time even though I’ve had them for months!

I love butterflies, so when I get the chance I will use butterfly stamps. I used Stampin Ups Swallowtail butterfly stamo and embossed it using Wow clear super fine embossing powder. I did it straight into my ArtJournal / SmashBook and I love it!

Day 5 (6.5.15) #TheDailyMarker30Day2

For day 5, I stamped out this cute Sisters stamp from C. C. Designs and working on coloring hair. I am working hard on coloring hair! I actually stamped out 4 of these images to practice coloring.

I just think that this stamp is super cute. I’m going to give this to my baby sister when I figure out how to color this 🙂

Design Team (Blog) Call

Love to CRAFT!!? Maraiah Crystal Designs (MCDesigns) is looking for 4 design team members (hoping to add more down the line) to promote this blog. This is the first design team call and I’m really looking forward to this!

Please keep in mind that I am not a “big” named crafter, blogger but in time I am sure MCDesigns will get there.

Here are a few requirements:

○ Minimum six month term (AUGUST 2015 – JANUARY 2016)

○ Must be in the US. (Sorry, international crafty friends, postage is high, but hopefully in due time)

○ Must either have a blog or YouTube channel. (Please leave a link in your email application).

○ No experience is necessary 🙂 but a few sample pictures will be awesome!

○ Will have to post 2 entries per month using the monthly kit sent to you.

○ Active promoting on social media – i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. (I will be tallying posts that link back to my shop, blog AND YouTube, and you will receive a special craft set!)


○ Monthly Crafty kits (of some of my favorite crafty finds) which may or may not include stamps, ink pads, markers, paper, paper pads, etc.

○ Discounts** to different craft sites

○ Exclusivity to my Etsy shop – discounts and FREE crafty things!

○ A profile page on my blog site with links to your favorite things, your blog, YouTube, etc.

○ And so much more!

Please send your application to and please include:
○ Your name, shipping address* (to send your monthly crafty kits to), phone, email, favorite color, favorite snack (drinks/food)
○ Birthday (only Month and Day)
○ Description/”About Me” in a few paragraphs
○ Favorite crafty things
○ Links to blog, websites, Instagram, Facebook page, YouTube.
○ 3 Samples of your paper crafts (at leaset 1 card) i.e. cards, journal art page, papercraft.

New DT Members will be notified July 19, 2015
Please use: MCDesigns DT Call 2015

Also, don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel: Maraiah Crystal Designs

Thanks for joining me!

Day 3 (6.3.15) #TheDailyMarker30Day2

For day three, I was actually doing a challenge against thr clock with a friend of mines and I came up with a Single Layer Card! My first single layer card ever!!! Yay!

Well I used the Baked with Love stamp set from Lawn Fawn and some Copic markers.

Oh and I colored the mixer the same as my KitchenAid Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Mixer. I love it!

We were timed 20 minutes to finish this card..I didnt make it. I would’ve if I didnt color any of the images but I just had to!!!