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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas My Friends and Blog Vacation

Merry Christmas, Everyone! I wish for all of you to have a merry and bright Christmas filled with love, joy and happiness!!! Thank you for stopping my blog and always being so kind with your comments. I am very grateful for all the blessings in my life including all of you!!

I'll be on blog vacation until January. A few of my family from Hawaii will be here to visit us in California so I will be spending time with them. We'll also be spending time with them in Disneyland for New Years. . . I may pop in and blog our pictures with them if I can find the time.

Again, Merry Christmas my friends!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

MIA - Card Inspired On Blog Vacation!!

Hi Everyone! You're asking, "where are you, Maria"? LOL! Actually, I've been MIA on this end of the world because I've been working on primarily rubber stamping projects and no "scrappy cards or scrapbooking projects" so I've been posting my work on my Stampin Inspirations blog site. Stop by and see what I've been doing there!!

I'll be back on this side in January. I really want to get back to doing my scrappy projects and especially, creating scrapbook layouts and mini albums. I have a lot of photos to work with.

Hope you all have a beautiful Christmas and a great start with the New Year!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

I added the extra entries for posting my candy on your blog which added the total entries to 147. . .through . .the random number chosen was 144. Number 144 on the list was Stephenie!!

Blog Candy winner: Congratulations Stephenie of "Stephie's Space"
Please email me you snail mail!!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 9 - The Sound of Music

Hi Everyone! Whoohoo! I created a card for Sankari and Brooke's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #9 - The Sound of Music!! I've been wanting to play since they started their challenge blog! Well, I finally stuck to the plan and created this card. Sankari will be proud of me! LOL!

I posted my card on this blog site rather on Stampin Inspirations because there is absolutely no rubber stamping on this card. I had computer generated the sentiment and the dresses are scrapbook embellishments by Jolee's by You.

This week's challenge is to create a card based on the movie "The Sound of Music". Oooh, one of my favorite movies. I don't like to watch a movie more than once but "The Sound of Music" is an exception. I think I've watched this movie at least once every year since I first saw it as a child. Really! I guess because well, it's one of those movies that is shown on TV every year and we also have the DVD.

Although I love all the songs in the movie, one of my favorite is "So Long, Farewell" so my sentiment on my card is based on that song. It has sad undertone to the song but there's a sense of innocence to it from a child's point of view. I also love the song "Edelweiss". . .both sad but beautiful songs.

I created this card with the dresses because I really loved the pretty dresses that Maria and the girls wore and the dresses on my card reminded me of them. I wanted the card to be somewhat elegant so I kept the design colors at a minimal.

I would have preferred a different colored dress or color combo but these dress embellishments were the only ones I had.

Anyway. . .be sure to stop by and check out the challenges! They are really fun!!

Card Details:

Papers: SU Lovely Lilac (I think), Orchid Opulence, Glossy White Cardstock
Accessories; Jolee's By You scrapbook embellishments, Satin ribbon, Silver Metallic Cord, Blue Moon metal charm, SU Ticket Corner Punch, CB embossing folders

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Scor-Pal Christmas Magazine - CD Holder/Mini Album

Hi Everyone!! Gosh, I haven't posted on this blog for a while now. I've been so busy with life and I've only had time to post on my Stampin Inspirations blog site. I hope after the holidays, I'll find more time to create "scrappy" projects. This site has no "rubber stamping" cards and projects and it's primarily where I post scrapbook projects, scrappy cards, and other non-stamping related projects.

In the mean time, I just wanted to share this project that I had initially created for my Stampin Inspirations Club site but had submitted for the Scor-pal Christmas Magazine Be sure to stop by and check out the fun projects that you can create with the Scor-pal. You can find the tutorial of this CD Holder/Mini Album at Scor-pal's website: Click Here. It's a really easy and fun project that you can create as a gift for friends and family, not only for Christmas, but through out the year. I think it's great to give to family especially if you want to share photos of your new baby. It's a great party favor as well. . .that is, I think so. . .:) To learn more about Scor-pal, click on the button below:

This is the case opened up and it's a mini album/CD case. It's a fun way to share your photos with family.

The cardstock, papers, and embellishments for this project are all from the "I Wish - Simply Scrappin' Kit' . This kit comes with everything you need to create several scrapbook pages, mini albums, and cards. I really love the design of the designer paper in this kit. The size of the CD case is 5 x 5".

I decided to keep the design simple because I wanted to finish this project quickly. You can create this project in an hour because all the stickers are already cut out and ready to stick on your project.

The color combo for this project is "Real Red", "Old Olive" and "Chocolate Chip". Such a pretty color combo.

The picture to the left is of me and my husband.

As you can see, there are a lot of pages to add lots of pictures.

Anyway, if you decide to try out this project, let me know what you think!! Hope you like it!!

Project Details:

Stamp set: Snow Swirl, A Holly, Jolly Christmas
Papers: I Wish Simply Scrappin Kit, Textured Real Red, Old Olive cardstock from the kit.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Designer button, Alpine, CD, CD label, Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Blog 2nd Anniversary and Blog Candy!!

LOL! I'm posting this blog candy on all of my blogs. Only one entry will apply. . .you may choose any of my blog to comment but only one entry will apply for all blogs.

Hey Everyone!!! Friday, December 5th is my Blog 2nd Anniversary! I was going to wait until the 5th to announce the blog candy but I want to get the package out before the Christmas rush kicks in. The blog candy will run from from December 3rd (today) and will end on Wednesday, December 10th, 12:00 midnight PST. The blog candy is open to US and Canadian residents only. I'm sorry for the International readers, I hate doing customs at the post-office. It's painful!

It's been such a wonderful 2 years of crafting and blogging and especially meeting such wonderful people who I would never have met if it wasn't for this fabulous world of blogging. Thank you for inspiring me, entertaining me, and just being kind and encouraging. I, especially, appreciate my regular blog readers who always comment with such kind words. . .you brighten my day when ever I receive your comments or emails!!

Whenever I visit a blog, I ALWAYS read what the blogger writes. That is one reason why I take a long time to make my rounds as far as commenting your blogs. I actually read what you write and I like to comment on what your talk about. I not only enjoy the beautiful work that you post on your blogs, but I especially enjoy reading what you have to say.

  • So here's the deal. . .one entry per person.
    Comment on this post by linking a blog that you regularly like to READ. . .not because of their beautiful art work but because you like what they write aside from the subject of card making, scrapbooking, or any art work. Tell me why you like to read this person's blog. The blog don't have to be stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking related. . .any blog applies. I will, in time, follow those links and read them myself as well.
  • Please leave a comment on this blog. . .do not email me because I cannot keep track of my emails! LOL!!
  • Everyday until the blog candy ends next Wednesday. . .I'll add a new item in addition to what is pictured and listed below. This is just the start of the prizes!! Whoohoo!!
  • Link this blog candy on your blog and you'll receive an extra entry. Please let me know on your comment that you'll be linking this blog candy on your blog. Thanks!!
One winner will be RANDOMLY chosen and announced on Thursday, December 11th. If the winner do not respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner because I want to get the package mailed out as soon as possible.

Here is the list of items so far:

1. Marcella by K&CO rubber stamp set (Happy Occasion)
2. High Hopes rubber stamp (Birdies Fried - Snowlady)
3. CD Tin Case for altering
4. Kaleidacolor Rainbow Dye Ink (Spectrum)
5. Making Memories Charmed Plaques (Mini Bugs)
6. Making Memories Tagged Squares
7. Lasting Impressions Buttons
8. Pressed Petals Monday Metal self-adhesive frames
9. Jolee's Boutique Sticker Collage
10. Heidi Grace Alpha Chipboard Stickers with Flocking (Snowflake Park)
11. Heidi Grace Rub-ons
12. Heidi Grace Shape decorations Plastic Embellishments (Vineyard)
13. My Moments Peel n' Stick
14. Jolee's by You Kid Gift Bag
15. Sticko Stuffed Ups Adhesive Envelopes
16. Making Memories Boho Chic Ephemera Stickers
17. Prima Flowers
18. K&Company Metal Art
19. Jolee by You Fumky Spiral embellishment
20. Holiday Clear Stamps
21. Favorite Finds Shell Buttons
22. Best Occasion Foil Chipboard Accents

Be sure to check back daily to see what else I've added to the prize. Good luck!!

December 4th - I added a container full of Prima Flowers!

Here are the additional items I promised to add to the blog candy!! Whoohoo!!

K&Company Metal Art

Jolee by You Fumky Spiral embellishment

Holiday Clear Stamps

Favorite Finds Shell Buttons

Best Occasion Foil Chipboard Accents

I'm Back from my Trip!!

Hey, Everyone!! I'm back from my trip to Yosemite! Oh, gosh I had so much fun!! I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful it was. If you've never visited Yosemite, I do highly recommend it. There's a lot of things to do and it's like being somewhere so unlike the concrete world we live in. Nature is so beautiful!!

Anyway, I'm trying my darn hardest to get back in the swing of things. I'm glad you're still around. I'll post something here soon!! Hope you all had a fun Thanksgiving!!!