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Thursday, January 26, 2023

You Totally Rock!!!!!!

 Hello everyone: I've neglected my blog for a long time, this cold weather and some family issues, are part of it but I realized that creating my cards and sharing them with my friends on my blog are essential for having balance in my life so, here's the first card of many I will be posting, and I hope you like it and enjoy it.

Does anybody remember these portable record players? I sure do and this image brings fond memories of simpler and fun times listening to my Beatles records in my bedroom, singing along and dreaming of meeting Paul McCartney💓





This is the inside.

This is what I used.
Power Poppy "Well Played" (2015)
DSP (Tulips) Stampin' Up!

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, they always make my day.

Take care, stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.






Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Teatime Friends......

 Hello everyone: I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

This sweet and beautiful image is from a very old 1999 Stampin' Up! set called "Mice Messages". 


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This is the inside.



This is what I used:
SU "Mice Messaages" (1999)
SU "Morning Cup" (2010-2011)
Prismacolor pencils.

I want to play with:


Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy and safe.

XO
Maria.










Saturday, January 14, 2023

Give Me a Ring!!!!!!

Hello everyone: I've been taking a rather long leave of absence since the last weeks of November of last year.  My husband retired and we've been adjusting to this new life in the Rodriguez household.

I'm sure you guys who have a retired hubby can relate.

But now I'm back in my craft room and I'm here today to share my first card of 2023 and also to participate in a few challenges.




 
                                                    This is the inside.
                               

I want to play with:

Inspired By......


I was inspired by the warm and beautiful brown shades of the inspiration photo.
The image I used is from a 2013 Flourishes set called "Call Me", it's one of my favorite sets, all 3 phones on it are so vintage and I recall having one of them in my house when I was about 9 years old, I'm sure some of you remember these types of phones from your childhood, personally, I really missed those times a lot.
The trim is from the bargain bin at Hobby Lobby, I just love the texture and it worked wonderfully for this card.
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, I hope you have a great week can find some time to create!! 
 Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.



Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A Note of Thanksgiving.

Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.



 


Hello everyone and welcome to another fun challenge over at RETRO RUBBER.  This time is a color challenge so check out the great color choices on our inspiration photo.
And here's my card that I hope inspires you to play along with us.



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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.
Flourishes "A Season of Thanks" (2009)
Stampin' Up! inks.
DSP from my stash.

I invite you to hop over the RETRO RUBBER challenge page and check out my teammates' fabulous creations for more inspiration and then, come and join us at our gallery.

Until next time, stay healthy and safe.

Maria.


SOS, googly eyes on Frankie.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.

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Welcome to another challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, the theme for the next 10 days is "GOOGLY EYES", so we want to see those funny and cute little embellishments on your cards.

Here's my card and I hope it inspires you to come and play along with us in our gallery.


This is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Best Friends" (2006)

Spider web embossing folder from Sizzix.

Ghosts are from "Impression Obsession"

Prismacolor pencils.

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I hope you come and play along with us in our SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.

Until next time, please stay healthy and safe.


Maria.


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our 6th. Anniversary Reminder 🎂🎉

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.

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THE FLOWER CHALLENGE is celebrating its 6th anniversary and we couldn't be more grateful to all of you who have been participating and sharing your wonderful creations with us since day one.

This is the halfway point for our challenge so I'm inviting you to join my teammates and I in our gallery, we have wonderful prizes for you to win so come and celebrate with us our 6th. Anniversary.

This is the card I created to inspire you to come and celebrate with us, we can't wait to see what you create.

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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.
Stampin' Up "Lovely Lattice" (2019.)
Stampin' Up! "Perfectly Penned" (2011-2012)
Power Poppy "Short Stacks" (2015)
Tim Holtz "Pearlescent Embossing Powder"
Prismacolor pencils.
The strip of beautiful flower paper was cut from 
a pad from "The Paper Studio" that was a gift
from my dear friend Lisa Poe.

I hope you stop by THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog and check out my teammates lovely creations and celebrate with us 6 amazing years of creativity and fun.
Don't forget we have fabulous prizes for our participants, we hope to see you in our gallery.

Until next time, stay healthy and safe.

Maria.


Friday, October 14, 2022

Hattie and Horace❤️

 Hello everyone: as always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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Welcome to the reminder post for "2 old bats halloween challenge", I hope my card inspires you to come and play along with us.


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this is the inside.


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this is what I used.

Kraftin' kimmie "hattie and horace"
flourishes "witching you a happy halloween"
stampin' up! "etched in nature" (inside sentiment)
DsP from Hobby Lobby.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.
please, stay healthy and safe.

Maria.