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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)



Carla Bazhenow said...

Your cards and page are so pretty. I love them all. Hugs,

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Feliz Navidad Lourdes!

Wonderful job and terrific projects. Something for everyone. You really put your heart into each one and it shows. Hard to pick a favorite but at the moment I'm enamored of the Season of Simple Grace and yours had me smiling and feeling the season and the grace. Thanks for sharing the PR sunshine and joy.
Hugs from a sister demo - Jean

Anonymous said...

UAO!!! que bellezas...estoy tan emocionada por ver las mias! Claro que se son ESPECIALES...di que si,dique si. BB

scrappingnana said...

Love your projects, especially the scrapbook page, it is beautiful. TFS.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Wonderful projects! I love the scrapbook layout!

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

Wow you have been busy - beautiful work (and so is your daughter!) I love the embellishments on your cards!

Debbie said...

These are fabulous Lourdes. I love all of the different projects. Very creative, I can't wait to make them!! :)

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 2. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

Stampin' Diva said...

I love that scrapbook page. You really have a talent for layouts, they are amazing.

Great cards and you are so right about the reason for the season!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful work Lourdes! I can't wait to start using MDS too - your pages are always so pretty!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, my goodness, Lourdes, these projects and cards are wonderful! You did a terrific job with everything. I loved visiting!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Gorgeous projects. I especially love the MDS page.

Gena Justice said...

Great job! Love the round card with the 3 wiseman and paper flowers. Very pretty

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Hi Lourdes! What a perfect way to end the Hop! I love your page and everything is lovely. XO

Mary Fish said...

Splendid holiday cards. I'm so impressed with what you do with MDS. Today's offering is phenomenal. Love the ornaments in the corner! Hugs, M

Jill Gregory said...

Lourdes, Your projects are fabulous! You put a lot of hard work into the holiday blog and it shows. I love the scrapbook page with your daughter/and her friend. Your page and daughter are very beautiful!

I also loved what you did with your candle. Beautiful!

Margaret Moody said...

What a whiz you are with MDS, Lourdes! Such a beautiful scrapbook page! Love the candleholder and your beautiful cards, too! All so very pretty and inspiring! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

Martha said...

Love this stamp set and how you used it! Awesome!!