Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Coffee Time.

 Hello everyone: I hope and pray you and your families are doing ok, taking care of each other and always wearing your masks.

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Welcome to a new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge, the theme is Coffee so come and join us in our gallery.
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Some time ago I was browsing on Ebay looking for stamp sets sales and I found a Stampin' Up! adorable set called "Mice Messages" and the decal on the wood mount had a 1999 date, it was love at first sight for me so I immediately bought it.
(Personally, I wish SU would put the dates of their stamps on the sets)

I made this Twisted Easel card with one of the images. 


I stamped the image on Ninah Kraft card stock with Memento ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. 

This is what I used.

SU "Mice Messages" (1999)
Flourishes "Picking Wild Flowers" (2013)
Flourishes "Grab a Cup" (2010)
SU "Morning Cup" (2010-2011)
Lawn Fawn "Stitched Scalloped Rectangle" dies.

Please go visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog to get more inspiration from my awesome teammates and come join us in our gallery.

Thank you for visiting.
Stay healthy and safe and please, don't forget to wear your masks.

XO
Maria.


















Love Never Melts.

 Hello everyone: I took some time off from blogging, I needed to recharge and also, reorganize my craft room, 2020 was an exhausting year for all of us in more ways than one, so I hope it's all going to get better, slowly but surely.

I'm wishing for you and your families, Health, Peace and Love in 2021.

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The RETRO RUBBER challenge is inviting you to play along with our first challenge of the year, the theme is Winter, so use winter related stamps and papers. Here's the card I made to inspire you to play along.


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This is the INSIDE.


This is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Spirited Snowman", image and sentiments. (2018 Mini Holiday)
Stampin' Up! "In The Woods" framelits dies. (2018 Holiday Mini)
Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders".
Waffle Flower "Layering Marble" (for the "craters" on the moon).
Background paper from my stash.


I hope you stop by the RETRO RUBBER challenge blog for more inspiration from my awesome teammates and join us in our gallery.

Thank you for visiting.
Stay healthy and safe and don't forget to wear your masks.

XO
Maria.







Monday, January 18, 2021

First Twofer Challenge of 2021.

Hello everyone: I hope all of you are doing ok during these very difficult times, not only the pandemic of Covid-19 is still raging but on top of it, we, as a Country, are facing one of the most dividing times in History.

Please stay healthy and safe.

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The first Twofer Card Challenge of 2021 is "FLOWERS", here are my cards, first together and then individually.


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The first card is a Birthday. 


This is the inside.


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My Twofer is a Sympathy card.


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This is the inside.


This is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Botanical Builder" die set.
The "Hi" punch sentiment might be from "We R Memory Keepers"
but I'm not completely sure, it's very, very old.
Power Poppy "Short Stalks"(2015)
Flourishes " Calla Lilies" (2011)
DSP from my stash.

I'm playing with the following Challenges.


Thank you for stopping by.
Please stay healthy and safe and don't forget to wear your masks.

Hugs,
Maria.










Friday, January 15, 2021

A Little Reminder.



Hello everybody: As always, I pray you and your families are healthy and safe, please keep wearing your masks and keep your distance.
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So, we arrived at the halfway point for THE FLOWER CHALLENGE "Emboss/Heat or Dry" challenge, here is the card I created to inspire you to play along in our gallery.


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This is the inside.


This is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Joyful Christmas" (2013-2014 Holiday Mini)
(Fussy Cut, there's no die for this set)
SU Tufted 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. 
WOW Pearlescent embossing powder.
Silver greenery from SU "Pretty Pines" Thinlits.
The "Joy" sentiment is from Penny Black's "Love and Joy" die set.
Inside sentiment from Power Poppy "Poinsettia" set.
Mitten from Power Poppy "Merry Littles". 

Hope over to the FLOWER CHALLENGE blog to see my teammates' beautiful projects for more awesome inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.















 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Memories of Mom.

Hello everyone: I hope you and your families are healthy and safe in these very difficult times, please don't forget to wear your masks, this literally can save your life.

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I have a very simple and nostalgic card to share today.  This little sewing machine looks a lot like the one my mom had as I was growing up, she later gave it to my grandma when she came to live with us, those years were the happiest for me. 

My mom passed away 3 years ago, my maternal grandma 37 years ago, I miss them so very much.


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This is the INSIDE.


And this is what I used.

Paper Tray Ink "Quilter Sample"
Paper Tray Ink "Quilter Sample Coordinating Sentiments"
Prismacolor pencils.
SU "Pretty in Pink" marker.

I want to play at:


Anything Goes.


Clean and Simple.


Thank you for visiting.
Stay healthy and safe and please don't forget to wear your masks.

XO
Maria.





 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A Furry 2021 Welcome.

 Hello everyone: I'm always praying and hoping you and your families are doing well, keeping each other safe and wearing your masks.

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Welcome to the first challenge of 2021 for SHOPPING OUR STASH,  this time the theme is "Something New", so, if you received new goodies for Christmas, we want to see them.  Here's what I created to inspire you to play along.


This past year I didn't buy any new stamp sets, I have so many beautiful and adorable images from different companies that I truly don't need more so, the only thing I bought last year was DSP.  My friends who know me well know I do not like DSP simply because in most cases, both sides have beautiful or adorable images and patterns that I just can't choose which one to put under but, this Stampin' Up! DSP called "Playful Pets" was impossible to resist and I bought it because the images of doggies and kitties are so darn adorable but also because on the other side, the designs are something I can feel ok putting under.  I'm not saying they are not nice but, in my mind, I can feel ok not showing them.

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This is the INSIDE


I left the inside with no sentiment so I can customize this card when needed, I don't like to have to "fix" the inside if the sentiment is wrong for the occasion.
Anyway, all I did is to fussy cut these adorable little doggies, the one on the inside is from the edge of the paper, I just couldn't cut this little guy in half myself.
The sentiment on the front panel is from a retired Power Poppy set called "Well Played" (2015)

So I hope you share with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH all the new goodies you got over the Holidays, we can't wait to see what you create.

Stay healthy and safe, this pandemic is not under control yet so, please always wear your masks and keep your distance.

Sending love and hugs.
Maria.





Monday, January 4, 2021

Welcome to 2021!!!!!

Hello everyone: Well, finally 2020 is GONE, with it goes all the bad things we've all experienced, the worst of all, among other ones, the pandemic which brought so much pain, fear and uncertainty to the entire world.  I'm praying that 2021 will be better and that soon we will be able to conquer this virus, keep wearing your masks and follow the advice of people who know what they are doing.

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Welcome to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE first challenge of 2021, the theme is "Embossing Heat or Dry".

Here's the card I made to inspire you to play along.


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This is the INSIDE.


This is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Manhattan Rose" embossing folder.(2010)
Prismacolor pencils.
Leaf from a Hero Arts set called "Beautiful Spring"
The sentiment is from "Go Wild", Power Poppy.

I hope you come and join us in our gallery for the first challenge of 2021.
Here is our cue card, please add it to your blog post.


And here are a few of my favorite cards from 2020.


Thank you for stopping by, please visit THE FLOWER CHALLENGE for more inspiration from my fabulous teammates. 

I'm wishing you Health and Peace, Joy and Love in 2021.
Stay healthy and safe and don't forget to wear your masks.

Hugs.
Maria.