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Sunday, December 27, 2009

PPA 22 Happy New Year

This week PPA is hosting a Simple Sketch Challenge.

  • The sketch is designed by Margaret Moody.  

This is my interpretation.

As I had told you before, my crafting area was through major remodeling.  I had my things all over the place in boxes and desks.  Well now is finally finished.  I have a lot of work placing my things where they belong but when I finished I will be a very happy crafter.  My cozy, crafty corner is a reality, hurray!!!

I have still so much work to do and so many boxes to unpack.  I have found a lot of things I did not even know I had and a lot of old Stampin' up paper, boxes, catalogs, stamps!!! I will need to make some blog candy soon!!
Stay in touch...Happy everything!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nativity and Three Kings Day Cards

I wanted to share two very special Christmas cards I made for two of my sisters ( I have four sisters and three brothers!). These two sisters lives outside Puerto Rico and I wanted to make a card close to our traditions so the Nativity and the Three Kings adorn my cards for today.  I got the inspiration for the Nativity card blog-hopping. (I am sorry but I forgot to bookmark the page so I cannot give proper credit to the original creator). (Update: Nativity card inspiration in this site: http://danasdabblingstudio.blogspot.com/2009/10/flower-petal-card-tutorial.html)

Friday, December 11, 2009

PPA Color Challenge part 2

I found my cardstock!  As I wrote in my first post for this week's PPA challenge, I could not find where I put my cardstock ( in the right colors).  I looked some more and found them!  I hope my wall unit for my craft space be finished soon, I am going crazy anytime I need something and I cannot find it.
For my second post, I am using Soft Suede card base  and a Crushed Curry layer.  I stamped using Old Olive ink for the weeds and Crushed Curry ink for the sun.  The stamp set is   "Inspirado por la Naturaleza" and the sentiment is a preview of the new SAB set "Whimsical Words" in Spanish.  I hope you like it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

PPA 20 Color challege

Hello, welcome to my blog!  This week the PPA Challege is to create using the Stampin'Up colors:  Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  My creation is a digital card made with MDS.  I really want to make a classic card but I cannot find my colors!! I am re-doing my craft area and now everything is in boxes all over the house. I know I have my In Color cardstock somewhere, I know I will find them but why wait if I have all the right colors in my MDS?  Here is my latest creation:

I will keep on looking, and later I will post a classic card (if I find my cardstock).  Bye now!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

PPA 19 Vintage inspired

This week's challenge is a Holiday Photo Inspiration Challenge. We could use the colors, the look, or anything in the photo to get inspired.

This is my interpretation:

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pals Christmas/Winter Hop

Welcome to the Christmas/Winter Holiday Hop!  I am so exited to have you here! If you've arrived from Gina's blog (Cards by Gina), I am the last stop in the Hop. You have seen all the creations of this group of talented ladies and get inspiration with their creativity but if you have not visited us all, you can Hop all around the circle from here, using the links at the end of the page or the buttons "next"  and  "previous" .  Don't miss anything!  There is a lot of inspiration here from all of us.  As I told you, I am the last but not least, I have several projects to inspire you in this Holidays Seasons.  My first project is a Scrapbook Page using My Digital Studio, from Stampin'Up  and the digital download Christmas Cocoa II digital kit (120880).

 This page portraits my dear daughter Maralisi and her dear friend Chanon.  Although the picture was taken back in 2008, the holiday spirit shows allover.
She was so happy while she was studying and working in a research laboratory in Chapel Hill, NC that she decided to go back and is planning to go live in Raleigh, NC at the end of this year. Her mom will miss her so, so much!!  At least I will have these page and others to remind me of her big smile and sweet face.  I used to have my photos sleeping for months in my hard disk, waiting for me to chose the ones I would develop to make my scrapbook pages.  Now, with My Digital Studio from Stampin'Up, I can play with my photos as soon as I get them.  No need to wait anymore!

My second project is an easy gift you can prepare in no time.  I bought an inexpensive candle with a clear glass container.  The candle smell is Christmas Pine Tree and and I love it but the container alone did not said to much to me so I embellished it using paper from the Simply Scrapin' set Christmas Jingle (115696).  I cannot believe how many things I've done so far with this kit.  I covered the for sides of the glass container individually because the size and shape of the candle is somewhat irregular.  I used a strip of coordinating paper all around the bottom.  I made some flowers and leaves using the Stampin' Up exclusive Sizzix die cuts Birds and Blooms (113485) ,  Little Leaves (114511) and a Spanish sentiment from a retired Stampin'Up set. The centers of the flowers are clear rhinestone brads.  Now I have a pleasing smelling and beautiful looking candle for a special gift.

For the Holiday Hop I wanted to make some Christmas cards more related to how I celebrate Christmas here in Puerto Rico.  Christmas here is all about the Nativity and the the visit of the Three Kings.  Santa Claus is welcome too but "Jesus is the reason for the Season." The cards I made incorporate the Nativity theme as well as the Three Kings, holiday we celebrate on January 6th.

The Cards again, were made using papers and cardstock from Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' set, the stamps ar from the set "Nacimiento" (112935) in Spanish,  The flowers were made with the Scallop Circle punch.  I used to punched shapes for the larger flower and one for the smaller ones.  The centers are embellished with rhinestones brads.

For this card I get inspiration in a tag set Andrea Waldorf showed in her blog. In my card I used the Top Note die (113463) exclusive to Stampin' Up and the Bird with leave die (113465) and papers from Christmas Jingle.

I want to wish you Happy Holidays whichever you celebrate, and wish you a new year fill with peace, health and prosperity for you, your family and your country.  Thanks for visiting!

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Click on any of the sites listed below to begin the Holiday Hop.  We're thrilled to have you visit and excited to hear what you think of our hop.  Feel free to leave as many comments as you'd like along the way!

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)