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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A couple of cards

Hello friends.  In these days that I was not posting, I did some cards that I want to show you.  Due to the birth of my grandson Francis Armando, I have made sone baby cards.  Tell me which you like best.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

PPA65 Bling, Bling

After a long time M.I.A., this is my first participation in the Pals challenge.

Mojo Monday 161

Hello.  Sunday morning and I am just finishing my card for Mojo Monday! I have been a little bit slooooowwww these months, but I am beginning to take some speed. Here my posting:
That's all for today, I hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Pals Hop: Give Thanks

Welcome to the October PALS HOP!  This month, we're featuring Thanks/Thanksgiving themed projects for your inspiration! I have many things to be thankful about and many people whom I need to thank.  I will begin thanking God for the opportunity to share with you this blog once again.

If you've hopped over from Stephanie's blog, , I'm stop number 9 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in!  I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!  Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP at the bottom of this posting and you'll be back on track!

 My first project is an MDS digital scrapbook page about my latest blessing this year.  My new grandson Francis Armando. He was born in Okinawa, Japan and I have not yet met him in person.  Thank God for Skype, MSN, and Facebook!  It's like I knew him already!
My second project is a Thank you card with fall colors.  For this and for all the remaining paper projects I used the beautiful Autumn Spice Specialty Designer paper from the Holiday Mini.  I love all the papers, in fact they are cardstock, very appropriate for 3D projects.
I ventured myself to do this little box from the Candy Wrapper Bigz Die from the Holiday Mini. I was not sure if I was folding it like I should but I really liked how it turned out.  Next time I will fold it differently and see what comes out.
For this card I used the same Designer paper.  I matched it with the Day of Gratitude clear stamp set. This set is really beautiful and versatile.  Use it with change ink colors and see how different it can look.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Angela, stop number 10 on the Thanks/Thanksgiving PALS HOP!  Thanks for "hopping" by!

Joanna Munster -- www.inspiredbystampin.com
Martha Stewart -- www.SeasonsofStamping.com

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May happiness be our destination

Hello friends.  As some of you already know, I had to leave to North Carolina since April, 23, due to a family health emergency.  I have been away from everything and living through a very unexpected and stressful situations. I have found many people along my way who have helped me in a way or another, and today, closer to being back home, I must say THANKS.  My daughter is better now and out of the hospital, friends and family had stepped in to help in many ways,  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am posting a card I had stored in my laptop and with it, I want to wish happiness to every Good Samaritan found along this arduous path.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

PPA 38 Sketch Challenge Welcome Baby

Hello! This week Sketch was design by the talented and admired Margaret Moody.  I wanted to give the card a rounder look. I am using one of the Simply Stampin' kit in SU's Clearance Rack.  The card was very easy to make and involved no stamping at all.  Visit the Clearance Rack and take advantage of this fabulous offers while supply lasts.

Mojo Monday 134 Live well

As you may know, Stampin'Up is making renovations to its color palette offer.  Some colors offered before are returning and one of them is the beautiful and versatile Pacific Point, previously offered as In Color.  This week I am showcasing Pacific Point with a marine feel. The sketch for this week is shown
Here is my interpretation that I hope you like:

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just fine

This week I have not been able to do much for my blog...too bad,  because it is something I really enjoy.  At least I cound make this simple card that turned out just fine.  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

PPA 37 Theme Challenge

Flower!  Spring is here and with it a lot of Beautiful flowers.  This is the Theme inspiring PPA and all the participants this week.  My project is a flower-shaped tag/card.  
  This is the card front
 This is the card back
 This is the card opened
I hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting.  Come again soon!

Mojo Monday 133

I almost did not make it!  Here I am posting Mojo Monday's challenge on Sunday night.  My grandson was home this week-end and when he comes, all my time is for him.  My husband took him to the park to play baseball so I took advantage of the quiet time and completed some cards.  Now that he is gone back to his house in Mayaguez, I am finally posting!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Colors and more colors

For different taste there are colors!! My favorites of today are not necessarily my favorites of tomorrow but I thank God for my senses and for the ability to see in color. Sometimes I get up wanting bold colors and light all around, some other days I prefer dim light and soft colors.  Guess my mood today!! LOL

Saturday, April 3, 2010

PPA 36 Color Challenge

For this week PPA color challege I made two cards but I am only posting one here. The other, I am posting in my Spanish Blog, so you can visit me twice!  I love visitors!  Happy Easter for all.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mojo Monday 131 When Life hands you lemons

Hello friends! It's been a while I have not post projects in my blogs. It is not I have not been busy...It was my camera!! But with a borrowed one, here it is my Mojo Monday interpretation:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Pals Hop: Spring Time

Welcome friend and visitors! If  you've hopped over from Kalshelia's blog, I am stop number 17 on the Pals Hop  and you are almost at the end of  the road. I am sure you have found a lot of beautiful projects and inspirations for your Spring and Easter projects, and wait until you see what Carla have in house for you!  Your comments are SO VERY APPRECIATED!!! Please, leave some love along your way!
As for past hops, I have prepared three projects also.  I do not want to make this a practice because I not always have the time, the energy or the inspiration to do the three, but I always end by doing them, but well, I was happy doing them for all of you so here they are.

 I made the card, the embellished candle and the matching box for the candle, all using papers from the Sweet Pea paper pad from the Occasion Mini that I find a Super-Duper Value.  All those beautiful two sided papers!!.  I found the project pretty spring-y, after all, in Puerto Rico, were I live, we have no really marked Seasons, all year long it is green and warm! But my husband....he told me the colors were not Spring-like.  I really appreciate his sincerity but I already had made  my projects...so, I had to made two bonus projects just to ease my conscience and please him, after all, if I ask for his opinion, I should be able to hear what he has to say, don't you think?  Both ways, you win, more projects to get you inspire no matter how you visualize Spring!

The card is made with papers in the free paper pad "Welcome Neighbor" from the SAB set, bitty buttons and gross grain ribbon.
The treat box was made with the BigShot machine, the Pillow Box die, satin ribbon, oval punch, "Ocho Saludos Geniales" stamp set, Word window punch, Designer label punch, Sweet Pea DSP
And now, don't forget to stop at Carla's blog, you will not want to miss it!!
if you miss someone's blog, these are all the participants for this Hop. 
Regina Mangum -- The Stampin' Bean
Mike Funke -- Stampin-Style
Martha Stewart -- Seasons of Stamping
Anne Beale Yancey -- Mukibug
Liz Hughes -- DIY Paper Creations
Mary Fish -- Stampin' Pretty
Jason Casper -- Jason's Stampin' Pad
Melanie Collins -- Oops a Daisy
Kris Kilcoyne -- Kween Bee Kreations
Tricia Gillam -- Soul Stamper
Barbara Furlong -- The Love of Stamping
Gina Shaw -- Cards by Gina
Kim Lampone -- Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative
Debbie Pierce -- Stampin' Sunshine
Ann Schach -- The Stampin' Schach
Kalshelia Lloyd -- Stampin' Fabulousity
Lourdes Torres -- Cozy Crafty Corner

Carla Bazhenow -- Carla's Scraps

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring time is near

Spring time is near and also near is the Pals monthly Hop, featuring spring projects.  Stay tune for time and line up!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

PPA 31 Inspiration Challenge

This is the photo for the Pals challenge and this is my interpretation:

Mojo Monday 127 Un nuevo Mañana

Hello Friends!  Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate your visit and your comments.  This is my interpretation for the Mojo Monday Challenge 127. The sentiment is an almost literal translation of a sentiment I found in the internet, in English.  I made the layout in Picture it! and then printed it. All the paper and cardstock is from Stampin'Up.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thoughts of Comfort, Peace and Love

 Here is another Sympathy card made over the week-end.  I hope I do not need it.  It is not easy to contact someone when a loved one had gone but Sympathy is always appreciated.  The layout is from a challenge I found somewhere.  I do not remember where but found it very balanced and beautiful. In the inside I used rub-ons I had and never used.  I liked the final result very much.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chose Hope

I recently was in need of a Sympathy card for a fried that lost his father.  All the cards I had stored was kind of femenine, then, I realized that I seldom make masculine cards but for an specific birthday card or Father's Day!  Well, this was my first attempt.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

PPA Challenge Kiss

Hello friends.  This week the PPA challenge is all about simplicity.  Keep it Simple Sweetie!  Nothing more appropriate for me since I have been ill this week and in no mood to do anything.  In my card for today I used scraps of paper from previous projects, all Stampin'Up and Kraft cardstock, a scrap of ribbon and a piece hodgepodge hardware.  Nothing less complicated! But it turned out very nice.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It is here, Pals Hop Sell-A-Bration!

Welcome to the February PALS HOP featuring Sell-A-Bration!  If you've arrived from Regina Mangum's blog  -The Stampin' Bean-  I'm stop number 10 on the hop.  Follow the  entire Hop so you can take advantage of the different ideas and projects the pals had created.  If you become lost along the way, you may access the entire Pals Hop Line-Up at the end of the post.

My first project is little matchbox carrying delicious chocolates.  The message says :" Welcome Home", in Spanish.

Materials: (Sell-A-Bration products) Welcome Neighbors DSP Pad, Good Neighbors stamp set.  Other SU products:  Matchbox die for BigShot, Rose Red Cardstock, Polka Dots ribbon.

My second Project is a gift tag:

Sell-A-Bration Products:  Palabras Caprichosas (Whimsical Words) stamp set, Scallop Trim border Punch.  Other SU Products:  Whisper White textured cardstock, Melon Mambo cardstoci, Real Red satin Ribbon, Heart Punch.

Here a card using stamps to make the background paper.  It is really very simple but it's my favorite project for the hop.  :
Sell-A-Bration Products:  Scallop Trim Border punch, Good Neighbors stamp set.  Other SU Products:  Basic Black, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink Carstock, Tiny Tags stamp set.

There are many, many pretty things you can do with the free Sell-A-Bration merchandise, don't loose this opportunity to obtain yours and remember the promotion is good until March.  And now, your next stop: Kween Bee Kreations You will not want to miss what Kris has in store for you.
Full Line Up
1.   Kalshelia Lloyd -- www.stampinfabulousity.com    
2.   Ann Schach -- www.stampinchic.com    
3.   Margaret Moody -- www.margaretmoody.typepad.com    
4.   Debbie Pierce -- www.stampinsunshine.com    
5.   Carla Bazhenow -- www.carlas-scraps.com    
6.   Mary Fish -- www.stampinpretty.com    
7.   Kim Lampone -- www.kjskorner.blogspot.com    
8.   Gina Shaw -- www.cardsbyginashaw.com    
9.   Regina Mangum -- www.thestampinbean.blogspot.com    
10. Lourdes Torres -- www.cozycraftycorner.blogspot.com    
11. Kris Kilcoyne -- www.kweenbee.typepad.com   
12. Liz Hughes -- www.diypapercreations.com   
13. Melanie Collins -- www.oopsadaisy.typepad.com    
14. Mike Funke -- www.stampin-style.com    
15. Anne Beale Yancey -- www.mukibug.com    
16. Martha Stewart -- www.SeasonsOfStamping.com   
17. Jason Casper -- www.stampindad.blogspot.com   
18. Barbara Furlong -- www.theloveofstamping.com    
19. Tricia Gillam -- www.soulstamper.com    

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tomorrow, is only a day away!

Hello friends!  I am very excited. Tomorrow is the Pals Hop for the month of February, featuring Sell-A-Bration!  A larger than ever group of talented friends will showcase their creativity to inspire you in getting the most of this wonderful  time of the year.  From January to March, Stampin'up rewards our customers with a completely free stamping sets, punch or paper paper pad with every 50 dollars in purchases.  This year the selection is amazing since SU is adding a bunch more of sets currently featured in the big catalog as your free choices. So, visit us tomorrow and be prepared to Sell-A-Brate!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

PPA 28 Color Challenge

Welcome to another PPA challenge.  This week the challenge is about colors:  Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Black.   And this week I was featured as Featured Artist.  I am so honored! This is the card I came with:
I used Melon Mambo as the card base, the first layer in black and strips of different papers and ribbon.  I also used SU SAB punch and "Etiquetas de la Cosecha" stamp set.  This set is available in English, French and Spanish.  This year Stampin'Up has wonderful products to offer during Sell-a-Bration!  Stay tuned because Next Tuesday we are holding are monthly HOP featuring SAB products. For now, I hope you get inspired and play along,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mojo Monday 123 Round or Square? I take both.

I could not decide wich one to make, so I made both.  I had made round cards before and I find them very charming but they are harder to make (mine is a bit crooked).  I liked how Mrs. Tilman and Mrs. Bigelow both made the round and square versions of the sketch, so I followed the lead!  I used SU papers, hearts puch and Stamp from the SAB set Frases Caprichosas.