Sunday, December 11, 2011

Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Good morning, so happy you could join us for this fun Hop.  If you came here from Yolanda Anthony -, then you are in the right place.  If not please start at the beginning with Denise Lewis - VinDeeLoo - .   This Hop is for fun and we were asked to create something related to Winter/Christmas... So I made a couple of items to decorate my living room.  Very simple projects.  I printed this word collage and then just framed it, next I printed out some digital prints and made a simple banner and attached it to some ribbon.  For my third project I took a Styrofoam cone and covered it with red glitter, then hot glued it to a glass candle holder and voila!!! 

Well there you have it.  I hope you have enjoyed this projects.  Now onto your next stop.  Which is
Leah Eggert Pagliaroli -  If you should lose your way, I have listed the line up for you below.  Again Thank you for stopping by.


Denise Lewis - VinDeeLoo -
2. Alina Coronado -
3. Paula Quick Driver -
4. Jessica Baker -
5. Yolanda Anthony -
6. Martha Galvez -
7. Leah Eggert Pagliaroli -
8. Lissa Marie -
9. Sigrid Martin -
10. Monica -

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

3D Project - Joy's Life Stamps Design Team

Good morning, everyone.  I am so happy to be able to bring you my latest creation.  using some Amazing Stamps!!!  For this weeks Challenge we were asked to create a 3D project.  Funny fact- I had just purchased a die cut that did just that.  So I was able to put this die to good use.  This is what I came up with:

Surprise!!!!!!  When I use putting this little gift box together, I really couldn't see it take shape but then slowly, I saw it and it made me giggle!  I have listed everything I used to make this fun card.  For the sentiment on this card I used the Wintery Puns Stamp set from Joy's Life.  You can find this set and many more here at here site .  Don't forget to go and checkout the rest of the DT's creations.

Punch EK Success Snowflake boarder
Punhc EK Success Ticket
Punch EK Success badge
Sizzix Bigz die Gift-3D 656275
Martha Stewart Red Twine
Recollection Gold Card
Recollections Dimensional Stickers -poinsettia
DCWV The Christmas Combo Stack- pattern paper
Krylon Gold Leafing pen
Adhesives - pop dots and tape gun
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink- Vintage Photo
Joy's Life Stamp set - Wintery Puns

I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday.... ;)


Monday, December 5, 2011

Color it Monday

Good Morning, I am so happy to be able to take part in this week's DT Challenges.  I have been away for a while, so I have a lot of making up to do.  So Happy you could join us for this week's Color it Monday.  This weeks colors where a little bit of everything, so I decided to make a very simple card.  I really like the way it turned out, so I have decided that, this will be My Christmas card I send out. 

For this card I used an SVG file cut from, I just love all their cut files.  For the sentiment I used the Vintage and Traditional Holiday stamp set.  Perfect for this card.  So there you have it.  I hope you will join in on the fun and create something wonderful as well.  Don't forget to checkout the rest of the wonderful creations from the other members of the KinderStampO Design Team.  Again, thanks for stopping by....


Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Card Blog Hop - Joy's Life Design Team

Good Morning and Thank you for joining us on this Fun hop.  I hope you have your coffee ready, so sit back and relax.... Okay, so first off, I just want to say a BIG Thank You to Joy for putting this together.  I am having a blast on the DT.  So if you arrived here from Maria's: then you are in the place.  If not you will want to start at the beginning with Joy:  So for this hop we are featuring Joy's new stamp set Wintery Puns.  So first off, I need to say I am loving this stamp set!!  It's fun with a touch of class.  Perfect for this up coming Holiday.....  For my project I made a very simple card.  and I used the Wintery Puns stamp set for my inside sentiment. 

I also made a second project, (not a card).  I thought I would share it with you....I made little LollyPop holders for my daughter's third grade class.  For this project I used a fun die from My creativetime.  The sentiment on the front is from the Wintery Puns stamp set. 

Okay so there you have it!  I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop.  Now your next stop is the lovely Melisa:  I have included the whole blog hop line up. 
Okay, so if you are interested in purchasing any of Joy's Life stamp sets, just click here.  Thank you again for stopping by.

Martha Galvez


Friday, November 18, 2011

Give Thanks Blog Hop Nov. 19th & 18th

Good morning, Thank you so much for hopping along with us.  Thanksgiving already!!!  Where did the year go??? So I hop that you have been to all the stops and have enjoyed all the wonderful projects.  If you arrived here from 9. Paula Quick Driver -, then you are in the right place.  If not you will want to start at the beginning with Denise Purdy Lewis -

Well, here we are Thanksgiving already!!  This year has just flown by.... So for this hop we were asked to create something with a Thanksgiving theme.  I decided I wanted to make something that I would be able to change around and leave up after the holiday.  So I came up with an idea to create a Thanksgiving Tree. 

 Now my Tree is more of an arrangement, but I really like how it turned out. I simply punched out some pumpkins and circles and then stamped some sentiments using the All Around Sentiments Stamp set from . If you are interested in see just what kind of stamps Joy has to offer click hewww.joyslife.comre. for the base of the arrangement I used a glass jar and filled it with some sand to weigh it down. Then I wrapped some straw ribbon around the rim and added a flower to it. Really simple and fast.  I figure after Thanksgiving I can just remove the sentiments and change out the ribbon and use it as a center piece for my kitchen table. So there you have it. I really hope you have enjoyed this hop and all the wonderful creations. I am your last stop, so Thank you so very much for stopping by, please leave me a comment, I love to read what others think about my work. Have a great weekend and be safe.

Martha ;)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Make It Messy!!! Joy's Life Stamp DT Challenge #1

Good Morning and thank you so much for joining us on this Super Fun Challenge. First off, I need to let you know how Happy I am to have been chosen to be a part of the DT.  I am still so excited!  So for our first DT Challenge we were asked to create something and make it Messy! , using paints and inks.... This is my kind of creation!!!   I don't follow rules when it comes to creating.  I just go with how I am feeling that day....LOL!!!  So without further chit chat, here is my project.

So here are the simple details on how I made this Banner.  I recycled some of my cereal boxes for the actual banner pennants (Life Style Crafts cutting die)- Nesting Pennants, then I use some Studio G paper pack (Walmart - $ .97)!!! and re cut the pennants for the banner.  I distressed then with some Ranger Distress crackle paint - picket Fence. Then went over it with some tim Holtz Distress Inks - Festive Berries.   I then die cut some snowflakes and used then as the attachments to connect each pennant.  I then cut 1 inch strips of the patten paper to make the rosettes.  Then I stamped the sentiment using the All around Sentiments Stamp set from  I punched out the stamped sentiment using an 1 1/2 inch circle punch and the inked the edges and used some stickels to blink it up.  For the Center of each pennant, I die cut some nesting labels from QuicKutz.   Then I took some shiny silver tulle and hot glued it to the back of each label and then cut out the letters, to spell out "JOLLY".  I painted the letters using Adirondack Acrylic paint dabber - Espresso.  Then I use my snow pen to give them a snow effect.  The poinsettia flowers on each end I cut them out using an SVG file from  .  Then I just embellished each letter with anything I had on hand.  So there you have it!  Easy as one, two, three!!!!  So, if you are interested in the stamp set I used her in this project or in seeing what other stamp sets Joy's Life Stamps has just go to  I would also love for you to go and check out all the other Great projects the rest of the DT has created at
So I wanted to thank all of you with some Blog Candy!!!!  I know this is not a Blog hop but, it is a special post, so I wanted to offer some thing special to one lucky commenter.  All you have to do is share this post and the DT post at on Facebook.  Spread the word about our new DT and the Great Challenges.  Second become a follower of both my personal blog here and the DT's blog at  I will check on both.  That's it... and for that you will be rewarded some fun die cuts from The Tim Holtz collection.  Please remember to leave me a way to contact you.  I will pick a winner on Friday, and announce it on my Facebook wall.  So make sure to check my Facebook, you can click the link on the sidebar.  Okay, so again, thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope you have enjoyed this challenge and would love to see some of your creations using any of stamps.  Have a Great day

Martha Galvez

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Thanksgiving Decor Blog hop.  If you are coming from .Elsa, then you are in the right place, if not you will want to start from the beginning with Sylvia-  Okay so let's keep this hop going.  For this blog hop, we were asked to make some Thanksgiving Decor.  So here is what I came up with.

I made a Banner that says "Family"... I used the cutting file from  The sentiments are from Everyday Occasions Stamp set.  I also made some napkin rings, these were super easy to make.  I used the Martha Stewart boarder punch and some brown cardstock and then you have some pretty neat napkin rings....  So There you have it.  I hope you like it.  So Normally I would also post a pic of the blog candy I will be giving away, but blogger will not let me upload any pics... So I will be doing a giveaway.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, share this blog hop on your Facebook or twitter acct. And then leave me a comment and a way to reach you, should you win!!!!

Okay, so now onto your next blog, which is with the lovely Ms. .Esther  Hope to see you again soon.  Have a great weekend.  I have included the entire hop at the bottom, just in case you should get lost.  Okay good bye, for now.... ;)

Martha Galvez

1. Sylvia-