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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Simply Vainilla PPA 18 Kiss

Hello!  This week the PPA is all about simplicity. KISS stands for Keep it Simple Sweetie!  And boy, I kept it simple...A Very Vainilla card base, an embossing folder and 3 stickers was all it took to make this card in a snap.  I hope you like it!

Coming Soon: Christmas/Winter Hop

I want to invite you all for this Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:00 AM CST as a group of talented ladies from the Pretty Pals group showcase all that Stampin' Up! has to offer - from Digital Scrpabooking, rubber stamps, designer paper, embellishments, and much more!  Mark your calendar now! 


1.  Kris Kilcoyne (Kween Bee Kreations)
2.  Carla Bazhenow (Carla's Scraps)
3.  Linda Callahan (Stampin' Seasons)
4.  Melanie Collins (Oops a Daisy)
5.  Mary Fish (Stampin' Pretty)
6.  Tricia Gillam (Soul Stamper)
7.  Jill Gregory (Stamping Heart)
8.  Kim Lampone (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)
9.  Kalshelia Lloyd (Stampin' Fabulousity)
10.  Regina Mangum (The Stampin' Bean)
11.  Margaret Moody (Margaret Moody)
12.  Debbie Pierce (Stampin' Sunshine)
13.  Ann Schach (The Stampin' Schach)
14.  Gina Shaw (Cards by Gina)
15.  Lourdes Torres (Cozy Crafty Corner)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Jibaro" Page

Hello friends! It's been a while since my last post to my blog. I have been through a lot of activity and stress lately but I am back to what I like the most! I wanted to share with you a Scrapbook page I did using MDS. I am also sharing some of my culture here. This last week,my little grand-nephew Diego had to represent in his school how our puertorican ancestor, the "Jibaro" dressed for the special occasions. He looked so charming in his costume! Christmas in Puerto Rico, specially in the inner parts of the island, is often celebrated like the "Jibaro" and his family used to celebrate it, with the same dances, songs and food. Christmas in Puerto Rico is a very lively season and a long one too. We begin just after Thanksgiving and end it with the Three Kings Day in January 6th. I love Christmas and I am already feeling it in the air!! Remember to tune in for our next Holiday Hop on December 1st. We are bringing more Season's inspiration to all our friends. For now, here is the most handsome "jibarito" ever, Diego Jose Bodden.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Pals Holiday Hop for Fall is here!

Like last month with our Halloween Hop a group of talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ready to show off their paper crafting skills giving you some ideas for your projects for this Fall season.
If you came directly to this blog, you can still visit our Holiday Hop full circle.  Move with the "previous"  or "next" buttons below the projects and see all we have for our guests.  Feel free to return anytime.  Please, leave your comments, they mean a lot to us!  Mark your calendar for our next Holiday Hop:
  • Christmas/Winter – December 1, 2009
For this Hop again, I wanted to make three projects, a card, a 3D Project and a scrapbook page using My Digital Studio.  I have been using MSD very frequently these days.  As a first time digital scrapbooker I really thought it would take much more time to feel at ease with the software but it is really not hard.  But like they say:  "Practice makes perfect".  While I continue practicing to someday make close to  perfect pages I want to share with you this one I made with the Thanksgiving theme in mind.  I was in a trip across the mountains of my beautiful country Puerto Rico.  The sights were splendorous and majestic.  I remembered how lucky I am and how much I must give thanks for.  My page is entitled:  "Dios, te doy gracias"( God, I thank you for..."

My second project is a Thanksgiving card.  I used the Autumn Meadows DSP paper using both sides of the designs.  I made my base with very Vanilla and also use Dusty Durango and Tempting Turquoise for layering.  The birds and the branches were cut with the Birds with leaves and flowers die (113465) and the greeting was punched with the scallop oval  punch (114889) and the large oval punch (107305). The greeting set is "Todos Ovalados".

My last project is a Sachet Envelope.  I used the Autumn DPS from our mini catalog (118769).  I actually cut my envelope using a regular Stampin'up envelope which I opened and used as a template.  I prepared the envelope and poke several holes   with my mat pack (105826) and my piercing tool(116631).  The holes are needed so the fragance of the sachet crystals can flow out.  I embelished the sachet using the flowers from Blossom Party (115971) using the die with the BigShot is a breeze.  I used  Crushed Cury, Tempting Turquoise and Dusty Durango card stock.  I cut the leaves with the exclusive Sizzix die "Little Leaves" (114511) and I attached the Round Tap punch out shape in the top of the sachet in the event the receiver wants to hang it. (108340).  I used a little raffia bow and Alpine ribbon layering the belt made of paper.  I added the  sentiment in Spanish "Gracias por tu amistad" (Thank you for your friendship). I found the project very pretty and the crystals can be purchase individually for close to a buck or buy them in bulk if you plan to do several.   This could be  a wonderfully fragant and pretty give for a special friend during the holidays.

I hope you liked my projects and could take some ideas for your own projects this Fall.  Now, If you came all the way from Kris blog and came here from Gina's this is your last stop.  If not, you can Hop all the way around using the buttons below.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to have you again very soon.  

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1.  Kris (Kween Bee Kreations)
2.  Carla (Carla's Scraps)
3.  Linda (Stampin' Seasons)
4.  Mary (Stampin' Pretty)
5.  Trish (Soul Stamper)
6.  Jill (Stamping Heart) 
7.  Liz (DIY Paper Creations) 
8.  Kim (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative) 
9.  Kalshelia (Stampin' Fabulousity) 
10.  Regina (The Stampin' Bean) 
11.  Margaret (Margaret Moody) 
12.  Debbie (Stampin' Sunshine) 
13.  Ann (The Stampin' Schach) 
14.  Gina (Cards by Gina) 
15.  Lourdes (Cozy Crafty Corner)




Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Monday 112 Para Ti


This is the card I made for Mojo Monday 112.  I used papers from the Stampin'Up Hostess collection in Night of Navy.  The rest of the tools and materials are also from Stampin’up unless noted.  I used the scallop circle punch to make the background for the flower which I punched in Whisper White Cardstock,The base of the card is in Old Olive cardstock, the knot was made with White Taffeta Ribbon  tied around a piece of hardware from the Hodge podge collectin.  The green and blue flower with the crystal brad is form K and Company.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Coming Soon!!!

Hello friends!  We are letting our imagination run to bring you lovely ideas for your Fall projects.  Don't miss The Pals Holiday Hop for Fall, this November 10, 2009.  I am preparing 3 surprise projects and I am sure the rest of the pals are preparing wonderful surprises for you all.  Mark your calendars!

Special Thanks to Kris Kilcoyne who is coordinating this Hop in spite of all hard times she is dealing with these days.  Thanks Kris you are an amazing Pal!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PPA15 Forever

This week the Pals are playing with an exciting color combination:  Ruby Red, Taken with Teal and Basic Gray.  I made several versions of the card I had in mind but finally I chose this card that include all three colors with a base of Whisper White.  It was made in MDS which is becoming one of my favorite daily activities.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

When I grow up...

Last Friday, the day before Halloween, Jezer's teacher asked the children  to come dressed personifying who they wanted to be when they grow up.  Of course, he wanted to be a Firefighter!  He looked gorgeous among the other nurses, doctors, policemen and  teachers in the classroom.  Here, some pictures of that day, memories immortalized in a scrapbook page made by his Grandma (ME)  who loves him with all her heart!


Halloween this year was full of fun and characters.  The birthday of my grandson was on the 30th so we celebrated on Halloween's style.  My nephew and his wife also celebrated with her beautiful daughter Ana Victoria of whom I am Godmother.  They sent these photos ideal for a new MDS scrapbook page.  I will be posting some more later showcasing my grandson's costumes.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

PPA 14 With a little help from my friends

This week PPA are "In the Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness. We are paying a tribute to all the people who fight with courage and hope for a cure.  Until then, we will continue " to get by with a little help from our friends".