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I am so excited today to be part of this blog hop featuring holiday ornaments and  home decors! I hope you find inspiration and enjoy this blog hop! 

For this special occasion I created a couple of different ornaments very easy to make. ..


To create each ornament, I used an 8.5 x 5.5″ piece of stamped white card stock (I used Leaves, Berries & Branches and Pale Tomato Ink), and an 8.5 x 5.5″ piece of Layering Paper (Punch color). Next, I die cut 12 circles (2.25″ approx). Then, I scored and folded each of them in half. After that, I glued them together, alternating the flat sides of the circles (stamped cardstock and layering paper). Finally, I threaded a jingle bell with hemp, and passed it through the middle of the ornament, I added a golden bead, and I made a knot.  I made more ornaments  using different colors, and I just loved how they look together. Quite a simple idea, and very fun to make.


I also created some ornaments using message blocks. Lisa Spangler featured these fun blocks a couple weeks ago on >>> this post<<<

To make my ornaments,  I gold and silver embossed  Hero Arts stamps directly on the wood (Leaves, Berries & Branches + Merry &Bright Holidays). I also added glitter ribbon and a small screw eye. At the very end, I added some gems and gold cord.


Hero Arts is  having an inlinkz link-up for anyone who wants to make an ornament or home decor project and submit it. You will have until Friday Dec 12 at 6pm EST, and we will announce the random winner on Saturday Dec 13. The DIY prize pack includes: two packages of message blocks, two ink daubers, a stencil, and alphabet stamp set :)


I have to point out the Hero Arts is currently having a 3-day sale (Friday Dec 5 – Sun Dec 7) with everything in the online store is on sale, plus FREE shipping on qualified orders. Please click >>>HERE<<< for more information.

Here is the complete list of participant blogs…

Hero Arts Blog  
Yana Smakula
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<< me
Cheiron Brandon  
Donna Mikasa  
Wida Miller  

Well, that’ all from me today. Thanks for visiting, have a nice crafty weekend!



Welcome to a very special blog hop….


If you are coming from Lynn Mangan‘s blog, you are in the right direction.

First of all, I have to say that I have always considered PaperCrafts as one of the best publishers in the craft industry, and it is really sad for me to see them close their doors. I really appreciate all what their talented team have done for the industry and for all of us, the carmakers and crafters.

It was great to submit cards with them, and even though  my cards were not always chosen, the waiting time for that “happy mail” was always fun. Of course, after you received it… the “happy dance” would follow. Sometimes even cloud nine was my destination  as a “cover girl” or “stamping queen” (sigh) :)

Anyway, besides those happy moments, the fact of my cards being  published in some of the PC magazines, made me feel very proud. Here are the two covers were my cards were published (peacock card on left, and butterfly card on right) …


For this special occasion, I created a simple card with a meaningful sentiment…120314web_thankssomuch

I just want to add that I am really grateful with the PC team, because they always encouraged us to participate, to create, and to share. So, from the bottom of my heart: THANKS Susan, Teri, Jennifer, Holly, Stacy and Kerri! 

Now you are ready to hop over your next stop,  the blog of creative Shery Russ …

If you would like to see the complete list of participants or wish to add a link, please click on the Inlinkz tool below…

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!



I am popping in quickly to share another card featuring one of the recently released sets by Jane’s DoodlesWarm Wishes


The big snowman included in this set is super fun; just with a few color touches, glitter and glossy accents is ready to be the focal point of a card. The sentiment is from another set called Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and the background stamp is included in Holiday Patterns stamp set.  Talking about stamp sets, the Jane’s Doodles store recently  has reduced some of the sets currently available in the store, so I highly recommend you to hop over and see what they have by clicking >>>HERE <<<

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by   :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


Happy Monday, everyone!

Today I am sharing that I have been honored to be the i {heart} papers Guest Designer for the months of December and January! Over these two months I will be featuring products that you can find at the i {heart} papers store, so I think is going to be a lot of fun.

For this special day, I created a card showing a set called  Love You a Latte by Lawn Fawn.


I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black onto a white tag, and then, I colored the images with markers. I also created a frame onto the card base with a patterned paper included in Sweater Weather 6×6 Paper Pad also by Lawn Fawn.  I applied some glitter details over the marshmallows with a white Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Marker. Next, I put a layer of Glossy Accents on the image and sentiment.  Finally, I adhered the tag with foam tape, I stitched along the edge with my sewing machine, and added a simple red ribbon knot as an embellishment.

I hope you can join me for the next several weeks, I will be featuring some of my favorite brands of stamps!

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


Hey there!

I am back today just to  share a sneak peek of another card of mine on the Hero Arts Blog

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If you want to see my card and complete post, please click  >>>HERE<<<

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a crafty rest of the week!


Hey there!

I am back today to share a card featuring two new products from the Hero Arts-OperationWrite Home Collection: The Fox says and Forest Stencil


This is a 3×4 set that also includes a coordinating metal die-cut. I like that by buying any of the products from the HA/OWH Collection 25% of the profits are donated to Operation Write Home!

To create the  background of my card,  I tapped a Versamark pad over the open area, and then white-embossed the image.   I applied Distress Inks to create an ombre background (emboss-resist technique). Next,  I sprayed water, as well as Pool Mists Spray (another fabulous product by Hero Arts!). The cute foxes were stamped on orange and white card stock, and then I cut them out with scissors. I adhered them on the card using a tape runner. Finally, I used StazON ink to stamp the sentiment onto the embossed image.

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by   :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!





Hey there!

Today I’m over on A Blog Named Hero… This is what is going on over there….


… and here is a sneak peek of my card…


Hint, hint…. They have some prizes :) :) :)

Thanks for visiting, have a nice crafty weekend!


Happy Friday, everyone!

Just popping in to share a little card that I created using one of the new sets by Jane’s Doodles: Warm Wishes


The piecing technique has always been one of my favorites, specially if you want to incorporate different patterns, colors and textures in the same card. Always super fun!

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back later today to share sneak peek of a card!

Thanks for stopping by   :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!



Just popping in to share a Hero Arts card. This time, I used two clear sets (Peace Poinsettias Joy & Love ) and two woodblock stamps (Bold Flower Pattern Background  + Five Line Background).


I also used Blush Layering papers (Carnation + Blush), and Kraft paper. First, I masked and white-embossed the Bold Flower Pattern onto a rectangular panel (Blush color). Then I gold embossed the sentiment. After that,  I stamped the background of the poinsettia using Ruby Dye Ink (Carnation color), and gold-embossed the image. I  die-cut the stamped image as well as the front panel of my card.  I used regular tape to put the two pieces together (from behind) and then, I simply adhered the panel to a card base (Kraft). I embellished it with gold sequins and a gold cord.

Well, that’s all from me today. I’ll be back tomorrow to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by   :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


Hey there!

I am back today just to  share a sneak peek of another card of mine on the Hero Arts Blog


If you want to see my card and complete post, please click  >>>HERE<<<

Sorry if I haven’t been so productive here on my blog, but I have been very busy with a bunch of other things. This year I am working full time at school, and I am still trying to manage my time between work, my daily house chores, my exercise, and my crafts.  We had a long weekend at school, and I was looking forward to enjoy it,  but we had a little problem with the main shut off valve (which it is inside a closet next to the stairs), and let me tell you that we had to put everything out of the closet, because we had a little leak of water… Plumber came, all good. The good part was that I organized bunch of papers, and threw away lots of papers too. The bad part:  I spent a lot of time doing that… and it was really boring! Agh!

Anyway,  I have a card ready for tomorrow, so please don’t forget to come back!   :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a crafty rest of the week!


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