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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop "Valentine's Inspiration"


 Hello everyone, today is the day for you to have an exquisite banquet of ideas and inspiration for Valentine's Day.  If you come from Regina's blog, you are in the right track! I am sure you enjoyed her beautiful projects. If you came from elsewhere, you can always go around with the links at the end of this post.  Be sure to visit all 17 blogs participating in this hop. For all the hops I have participated up to date,  I like to make three projects to attempt to include a sample of the many things you can do with Stampin' Up products. 

I always fall short! The complete list of materials used are at the end of the posting.  My first project today is a little card of Hugs and Kisses.  I made this card using my BigShot (wonderful machine)  and some of the dies available for it.  I used the scallop circle die, and two sizes of circle dies.  I also used the BigShot to cut the letters using the alphabet dies.  The hearts are from the punch Heart To Heart and the paper is Sending Love, from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  My second project is a MDS project.  My Digital Studio, from Stampin'Up is really a versatile tool.  You can make scrapbook pages, cards, calendars, video and a great number of amazing things.  The Digital Scrapbook page shown here portraits my beloved daughter Maralisi playing with her adored kitty, Pixie. Aren't day to gorgeous ladies?




 My last project is a 3-D Item that took me a while to figure out but when I did, it was really easy. I used a tag I had as a template. I took Real Red textured card stock and  cut a strip of about 4 times the tag.  I scored it and folded it mountain valley style.  I embellished it using Designer Paper and photos and print-out words.  At first I tried to use real photos, I mean in photo paper.  But with the high humidity here where I live, the photos stuck together when I closed the tags. So, I went and printed all the photos and words using my MDS.  It turned out great.   I made the case last, just using a card stock piece wider for half and inch and longer for 3 and a half times. Here, I used Sending Love Designer Paper and Sending Love Real Red brads as embellishments.





 
 
 
That is all for today.  I hope you liked my projects and can get some inspirations to make yours.  I really love to share them with you.  Your comments make my day, please leave yours.  Now it is time to continue to the next blog: The talented Kris Kylcoyne
Is next!


Materials used for projects: SU Cardstock (Real Red, Very Vainilla, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White)  SU Punches ( Heart to Heart 113694, Circle Punch 104401, Modern Label 116630, Word Window 105090)  BigShot die cutter and dies (Clear Circle 114533, Scallop Circle 113468, Timeless Type 115951)  From the Occasions Mini (Sending Love Real Red Brads 117270, Sending Love DSP 117153) and from the Clearance Rack (Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon 109862)



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 ( This is me!
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    

31 comments:

Beth said...

Your 3-D photo project is really fun and creative! Great job! Can you tell us how you made it? baweinstein@hotmail.com

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

Love the pink and gray together on your card. Your photo projects are wonderful!

Jen Timko said...

Your 3-D photo project is just amazing and I love your MDS page! Wonderful!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Absolutely LOVE your MDS page. Awesome work, Lourdes.

emily said...

love your mini book!

Stampin' Diva said...

Love the 3-D project. I have to try one of those. You are really working MDS!!!

Deb Buckminster said...

I feel INSPIRED, indeed!!

Next month, I am attending a baby shower for my soon-to-be-born granddaughter and I hope to try your fold-out technique to make a SPECIAL card!

THANK YOU for sharing both photos and instructions!!

Kim said...

Lourdes!!! Wonderful creations! Your MDS page is adorable and I just love your 'photo tag' flip book!! CUTE cute cute!!!

Martha said...

Great job. Your projects are awesome. What is the 3d item called? It is just adorable.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh how wonderful. I love each and everyone of your projects. Hugs,

Sonia said...

OMG, you did awesome projects. Great colors. I really love every project but my fav is the handmade mini book. I want to do something like that.

**Sony**

Stephanie said...

Beautiful creations! I especially love the photo project, it's a wonderful keepsake!

Mike Funke said...

The photo wallet is so neat! What a great gift for someone! Great job!
Mike

Mary Fish said...

Brilliant job on the photo wallet. Love the pretty card and scrapbook page, too. Lourdes, you are a force! Hugs, M

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Lourdes, these are really amazing! I love your last photo project best, and I am definitely making one for my husband! XO

Margaret Moody said...

Oh, Lourdes! You've never fallen short with your projects and you certainly did not today! I love them all! Beautiful card and great way to showcase the Big Shot! Love the MDS creation, too! Two gorgeous subjects! But, my favorite thing?!! I LOVE the little photo wallet! How creative and clever you are! Love the papers, colors, the whole thing! Fantastic job! Lots of hugs! MM :)

Scrappindad said...

Your projects are FABULOUS!! I love your MDS design and your little tag book is SO clever!

Thank you so much for sharing!

lisa808 said...

Three fabulous projects! Your scallop card is so pretty, great S/B L/O (and lovely daughter & kitty), and awesome tag album. tfs.

Denise said...

Wow.. I love your 3D project. Do you think you can make up and post a copy of the template. I love that!!!!

Thanks
Denise

Ann Schach said...

Wow! I love your scrapbook page and album! Awesome!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Lourdes, I love all your projects, but I especially love your 3-D one. I have got to try to make that one. You are a master at MDS and all that you do. Thanks for sharing!

Paloma Gomez said...

Lourdes, hola!!tus trabajos hermosos como siempre! Contestando tu pregunta sobre los kits que diseno, por lo pronto solo he disenado para la cricut, estoy investigando el formato que se necesita para la cortadora que tu tienes, espero pronto tener la informacion, yo te aviso. Gracias por visitar mi blog y feliz 2010!

suzieque said...

You did a fabulous job!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your 3-D item! You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

ME ENCANTAN, ME ENCANTAN!!!
Me recordo un album que me hiciste y que guardo con cariño. BB

Mary said...

Wow! Love the case thatyou made with the photos in it. I also love the round card and the scrap page that you made is awesome.

Mary

Maralisi said...

wow!!!!! just plain beautiful!!!! i love myself & Pixie in the MDS page!!! but! my favorite is the little photo wallet! just made me home sick!!! :-( LOVE YOU! you are a force of nature! SO CREATIVE i can only aspire to be just like you one day! <3

Jessica said...

I love these peices! All of them. TFS

...the twinklestamper! said...

LOVE your little card of hugs and kisses!!! -Lisa

Cara said...

Love your little mini album I just might have to case that for my hubby for valentines...he would love it with pictures of his daughter and grandson Great blog!

shelly said...

loved the 3d photo project thank you for details on that ! and your mds page.. awesome. thank you so much for sharing

Veronica said...

Estoy encantada con este proyecto. Si tienen la amabilidad de compartir las dimensiones y detalles se lo agradeceria.

Veronica
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