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.








Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Little Reminder.

 Hello dear friends: As always, I pray you and your families are doing ok, keeping each other healthy and wearing your masks.

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I hope that by now, you guys have already sent most of your Christmas cards, I just have 4 or 5 more to send, they are here in the USA so I think they will arrive on time. This year I was a little more organized but still, here I am, finishing the last of them and sending them out. It help a lot that I created lots of cards during the year, when I make a Christmas card for a challenge, I make 3 or 4 more and that way I have a good stash when the Holidays come around.

Anyway, THE FLOWER CHALLENGE theme this month is "Add Embellishments" so I hope you can show us your embellished creations in our gallery. Here's the card I created, hope it inspires you to play along.


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This is the INSIDE 


This is what I used.

Power Poppy digital "Amarillis"
Printed on Canson Multimedia paper.
Flourishes "Trimmed with Love". 
Power Poppy "Poinsettias".
Power Poppy "Merry Littles".
Papers from my stash.
Prismacolor pencils.
Rhine Stones and enamel dots.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you stop by THE FLOWER CHALLENGE for more inspiration from the rest of the Designers Team.
Stay healthy and safe and always, always wear your masks.
Hugs.
Maria.





Tuesday, December 8, 2020

From the Heart.

 Hello everyone: As always, I pray you and your families are doing ok in these difficult times, please take care of each other and never forget to wear your masks when you go out in public spaces.

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Welcome to the new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we're calling it "What's Black, White and Red All Over?"  I thought of making a Christmas card but all of my cards are already on their merry way to my family and my friends so I thought it would be a great idea to start making a few Valentine's Day cards.


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This is the INSIDE 

This is what I used:

Flourishes "Love Sweet Love" (2012 Basket of Tulips)
Flourishes "From the Heart" (Banner and sentiment, 2012)
The background panel was created with SU "Gorgeous Grunge" (2013-2014)
Prismacolor pencils.
Ribbons from my stash.

I hope you go visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge and get more inspiration from my fabulous teammates.
Thank you for visiting.
Stay healthy and safe and don't forget to wear your masks.
Hugs.
Maria.





Friday, December 4, 2020

Blinging in the Season.

 Hello everyone: I'm always hoping and praying that you and your families are well, taking care of each other and wearing your masks. 

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Welcome to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE December theme, this time we would love to see EMBELLISHMENTS!!  Rhine Stones, Pearls, Charms, Enamel Dots...
We can't wait to see all the sparkles on your cards.
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.

Power Poppy "Glistening Paperwhites"
Power Poppy "Cozy Cupfuls" (sentiment in front panel)
Power Poppy "Glistening Paperwhites" (sentiment inside)
and corner image.
Power Poppy "Merry Littles" (border inside)
Spellbinders "Resplendent Rectangles"
Rhine Stones.

I hope you come and visit THE FLOWER CHALLENGE and check out my teammates' beautiful creations.
We hope to see you in our gallery soon.

Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.