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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Pals Holiday Hop is here!

Welcome to the Holiday Hop!

A group of talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ready to show off their paper crafting skills.

We will provide inspiration using Stampin’ Up! product for 3 quickly approaching holidays.

Halloween – October 13, 2009 (Today)

Thanksgiving/Fall – November 10, 2009

Christmas/Winter – December 1, 2009

Join us today as we showcase all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer – from rubber stamps, designer paper, embellishments, and much more. TIP: Save the date on your calendar for our next hops. You won’t want to miss out!

Welcome to my blog! If you came all the way here from Kween Bee Kreations up to Cards by Gina:  You are now completing the full circle!  If not, and you happened to be here first, don't  miss all the other creations made the Pretty Pals group!

 I wanted to create 3 Halloween projects to share with you. One card, one 3-D project and a digital scrapbook page.

Here my first project: "Vamos a Celebrar" Card.  (Let's Celebrate) I used the base in Pumkin Pie, the first layer in black cardstock embossed with an embossing plate.  Then I added a sticker from guess where? The Pirate's party set.(116213)  I bought it for my grandson's birthday but lately I had to "borrow a thing of two". The images are very well suited for a Halloween party! The Skull sticker is doubled matted with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Cards stock and 3 small brads from the Hodge Podge Hardware set (111325)  keep it in place.  The greeting is from a retired Stamp up set in Spanish. I used a piece of the Scallop oval punch and another brad to embellish it (114889).

My second Project is a Box in a Bag. I took the idea from Dina Gibbs tutorial (Link here) . This bag is easy to make and very elegant looking. It can be tailored to many different Holidays and occasions.  For my bag I used the beautiful hound tooth paper from the Autumn Meadows DSP (116769), celery cardstock, round scallop punch (109042) scallop edge punch (112091, circle punches 1 1/4 (104403) and 1 3/8 (104401), Round Tab punch(108340) and Sticky Strip104294. After stamping the image on Whisper White card stock I punch the circles with the smaller one the mat with the bigger and finally formed the flower with the scallop round, The set is Twick or Tweet (116497).  Some final touches were done with the Uni-ball Signo pen in White (105021). The bag turned to be funny enough for Halloween but classy enough to give it with some goodies to a neighbor, co-worker or any adult friend.

My third and last project is a scrapbook page featuring my one and only grandson: Jezer Adrian. He was one year and one day old when we first attempted to dressed him in a Halloween costume.  October is Puerto Rico is as hot as July or August and although he looked adorable in his doggy costume he was not happy at all.  He stood still for one or two photos and began to cry.  So, we decided to keep him in his " baby" costume and let him enjoy the night.  That is the reason for the title "Not so Happy Halloween".  You can do pretty easy pages with MDS.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects as i enjoyed sharing them with you.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for 11/10/2009 for our next Holiday Hop featuring Thanksgiving Ideas.

Hoppy Holidays to all!

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And if you miss any page in the HOP here the complete line up:


1.  Kris (Kween Bee Kreations)
2.  Carla (Carla's Scraps)
3.  Linda (Stampin' Seasons)
4.  Melanie (Oops a Daisy)
5.  Mary (Stampin' Pretty)
6.  Trish (Soul Stamper)
7.  Jill (Stamping Heart)
8.  Liz (DIY Paper Creations)
9.  Kim (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)
10.  Kalshelia (Stampin' Fabulousity) 
11.  Regina (The Stampin' Bean)

12.  Margaret (Margaret Moody)

13.  Debbie (Stampin' Sunshine)
14.  Ann (The Stampin' Schach)
15.  Gina (Cards by Gina)
16.  Lourdes (Cozy Crafty Corner)


Carla Bazhenow said...

So cool... love your projects. Love that scrapbook page. Awesome job!

....Linda.... said...

Great projects! That skull is one scary guy. Nothing scary about that grandson of yours - he's just adorable - great page!

Cards by Gina said...

Love your Halloween goodies, Lourdes! Your little monster on your scrapbook page is just perfect! Great job with all of your projects!

Patti MacLeith said...

Creepy and classy! Very nice, Lourdes.

Mary Fish said...

Lourdes . . . you rocked this hop. Love the card, 3-D and am excited to see you mastering My Digital Studio already! Hugs, Mary

Kim said...

Beautifully done Lourdes!! Love that scrapbook page - thanks for sharing the story about your grandson, too cute!

Debbie said...

Great job, I love all of your projects. :)

Pals Paper Arts said...

OOO loving your MDS page!!

Thanks SO much for participating in the hop!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

That last comment was from me, not the PPA. :)

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Lourdes, your projects are wonderful, but your scrapbook page takes the cake. What a perfect way to end today's hop! XO

Melissa said...

Adorable projects! Hard to pic a favorite..but I do love the pirate!!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Brilliant idea to use the Pirate stickers! Perfect for Halloween. Love the sweet scrapbook page too. Perfect for a little teenage blackmail down the road :D!

So glad you joined the tour!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful card! I love the embossing. The scrapbook page is awesome!

Stampin' Diva said...

I love the scrapbook page. Too cute. I think you did an amazing card. I want to do a Spanish card, soon.

Jill Gregory said...

Lourdes, I love all of your projects, especially your scrap book page. Very cute!

Martha said...

Awesome projects! I esp love the MDS page. Great job.