Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recent Haul and Update.

Good morning to all of you, Thanks for stopping by.  I have been away for a while, ( had the FLU) YUK!!  I'm feeling alot better now, still dealing with a cough but things are getting back to normal around here.  I wanted to share with you what I picked up the other day at several stores.  First off, at Target, I found the new Westcott Titanium Multi Purpose Trimmer.  In PINK!!!  I also purchased some extra blades that were on clearance.  Then  I went to Michael's where I purchase way too much paper, (no photo of that) but in my own defense, it was on sale for 7 sheets for $1.00, (that makes each sheet about $.14 each!!!)  You just can't beat that!  I also purchased a stamp set and lots of yummy ribbon,  a few sticker sheets, some felt and some $1.00 large silk flowers.  Then I went to San Antonio this Saturday and visited one of my favorite stores, Scrapbook 911!  Love this place, but some bit of bad news, they lost their lease and are closing!!  I was soooo sad!  I did manage to purchase lots and lots of Seam binding ribbon in all colors, some Prima leaves, and some other small items.  Had so much fun in San Antonio.  Met some wonderful ladies (who love to scrapbook!)  I will post pick of my visit to San Antonio, later as soon as I download all my pics.

Okay, so now onto some important business, I will be participating in several Blog Hops during the Month of March, so because it can get pretty expensive to have Blog candy for each hop, I have decided to do ONE Super Giveaway for the month of March!  I already started collection some really fun stuff, I can tell you that there will be a cricut cartridge in this giveaway and lots more yummy scrapping things.  So make sure to follow my blog, if you are not already following and make sure to attend the hops and leave a comment on each hop, each entry will count towards the Grand Giveaway!  Okay so I have included a couple of pics of my haul.  I hope you all enjoy.  Have a Sweet and Fun Sunday!!  Thanks for being such Great followers.  Love Ya!!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Tacky Tuesday #3 Challenge

Okay, so this was last minute, been under the weather and was not going to do this, but I just could not pass this one up.  This little Chickie is just too cute!  So here is my entry for this challenge.  I hope you all enjoy it.  The cuts are from the Simply Charmed Cart.  Which by the way is super cute!!  Thanks for stoping by.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crafting at Archiver's

This weekend, Archiver's had their make and take and you actually got to make Three projects for FREE!!  I just love that word! FREE FREE FREE!!  So I decided to show up and make my projects.  Super Fun and Super easy!  They came out great!!  I then decided to to travel to Houston and visit the Archiver's there as well and yes, I made three more projects. hehehe

Well I hope you get a chance to go out there and make some fun projects.   FYI, I enjoyed myself more at our Austin store, Ladies were much friendlier.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Help Needed!!

Okay, ladies I came across this great blog and wanted to share this with you all.  This lovely lady, Creating a Crafty Life needs our help in reaching 100 fans!  Too easy and you could win a Cartridge!!

Super easy!  Let's make this happen for her!



Okay so I know that this is SUPER Late!  But in my own defense I have had two children with the flu and I have been ill myself.  So I am just getting to this and all my emails.  I'm so late with all this that I actually won a prize on a hope but did not respond on time so it was given to someone else.  :(  But anyhow, here are the Winners for the past two Blog Hop I have done.  First for the Nicole and Meighen's Blogerversary Bash- I used and it selected number 29 - Michelle, she said "What a great card - I love the shadow box card I will have to keep an eye on your blog for the instructions. Your projects are wonderful.  Thanks for Sharing!"  Congrats to you Michelle, I will send you an email, please email me your mailing info.  Next Winner was for the My Vintage Valentine Hop with Kinder StampO, again I used and it selected #30 Jessica!  She said  "Love the way this came out! TFS"  Congrats to you Jessica, please email me you mailing info to .  Thank you again to all my wonderful and loving followers!

Have a Great day!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's My B-Day and I'll Quill If I Want To Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by.  If you came here from  Carol -  blog then you are in the right place, if not you might want to start at the beginning here  Linda -  There are alot of wonderful projects.  So First off I want to wish Linda a Happy Birthday and also thank her for allowing me to be a part of this hop.  When I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago, Quilling was one of the first techniques I learned.  I loved it, but only really made one layout and then never tried it again.  For this hop I brought out all my tools and material and once I started i could not stop!!  I also learned a new technique called "Combing", which I totally love!   It is so easy and super fun.  So for my project I decided to use a technique I learned and have been loving.  I made another Step Card.  I can't seem to get enough of these.  Here is the link if anyone is interested in learning how to make it.  Okay so enough chit chatting, here is my project I really hope you gals and guys enjoy it. 

So there you have it!  I really love the way it turned out and I had so much fun making this!  Okay, I'm sorry but I don't have any candy this time around, my princess has the flu and I have not been able to leave the house.  I would still love to read what your thoughts are on this card.  Also if you do not follow my blog I would love for you to do so.  I love making new friends.  Thanks again for stopping by.  Your next stop is Shannon -


Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Wow so it is finally here! If you are arriving here from Lori's - then you are in the right place, if not please start at the beginning, here  Denise -   First off I want to thank, Denise for allowing me to be a part of this fun hop.  Second, Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!  Lots of Hugs and Kisses to everyone!  Today is my ANNIVERSARY!  17 Years!!  Wow, I still remember the first time I saw my husband, I was walking up a hill to my new apartment, (in 4 inch heels!!), thinking, "Please Dear God don't let me fall"!!!  I could feel my heart beating sooo fast!!  He was outside with his friends playing basketball!  Turned out I had rented the apartment right above his!  Too funny, thinking about all the silly things we both did to get each others attention.  I would not change a thing, he has turned out to be the Best thing ever!  So in honor of my Hubby!  I created some Layouts, I hope you will enjoy.

Well, that's it for now.  I really hope you all enjoyed these Layouts.  I just wanted to thank all of my wonderful followers for always making me feel loved.  Please leave me a comment and if you are not yet a follower I would love to have you follow me.  Thank you and Hope you all have a Great Valentine's Day!  Now onto your next stop.  Kristy-


Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop

Hello, thanks for stopping by, Wow!, So excited to be a part of this Amazing Hop.  There are so many talented ladies and so many wonderful projects.  If you arrived here from Chris Hurley-, then you are at the right place, if not Please click here Kinder StampO-  to start at the beginning.  I had wanted to create several projects for this GREAT Hop, but we had an emergency in our family and was unable to do so, In fact I have to apologize for this.  I just got back from the hospital about an hour ago (2:40 am).  Anyhow on to my card.  I found this tutorial of a Step Card, on line and just had to make.  So here it is, I hope you enjoy it.  I think it came out okay.


And there you have it.  I really hope you enjoyed my project.  Now on to your next stop, which is the wonderful Ms. Jessica Baker- .  Please leave a comment and become a follower, and I will choose one lucky person to win some Yummy Candy.  Please also include your contact information.  US and Canada residents only.  Thank You.

Martha Galvez

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Okay here in my entry to this fun and quick challenge.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stoping by.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nicole and meighen's Bloggerverary Bash Blog Hop


First off I want to wish Nicole Meighen a Happy Birthday!!  Also I want to thank you both for allowing me to participate in this Awesome Blog Hop!!!  So, Wow!  Today is the day, Thank you for hopping on by.  If you arrived her from Tracey  then you are on the right track.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning here, at Meighen  Okay, so I have to warn you there will be a lot of pictures.  I was so excited about this blog hop that I made Three different projects!  I had so much fun with all three of them.  So enough chit chat, I hope you enjoy them all:

First I made a small 3 layer Cake!  I wanted it bigger but my cricut could only cut it as big as my mat.  I guess that's okay.  So I decorated my cake with some strips of pattern paper and then places pearls all round the cake layers.  I then make some quilled flowers and put then on the cake for decoration.

Here is a closer look at it.

Here is a top view of the cake.  I used one of the quilled flowers I made as the top decoration.

The second project I worked on was a Shadow Box card.  I saw a video on this technique on UTube and I just had to try it out.  I think, I did pretty good for my First try.  Any how I really like how this came out.  The instructions were kind of difficult so I am coming up with some easier one and will post them on my blog later.  For the window part of my card I make a Rosette using my Tim Holtz die, which by the way I love!  Makes, making these babies so much easier and faster.  I then cut out a banner for the Happy Haunting cart and stamped a sentiment using the Pink by Design Spanish stamp set.  Which I love!!!!

Here is a side view so you can see the "window" effect.  I really like this card and think I will be making more.
Here is the inside of the card.

Now for my Last project.  i made a Birthday banner to Hang on your wall!!  This was my very first Banner!!!  I have to tell you I am hooked!  I love the way it turned out!  It was just too much fun making this one!  I use the banner from Tie the Knot cart and for the font I use the Storybook cart.  I also use my Tim Holtz Rosette Die to make the centers for my banner.

Here are some close ups of the banner.

Well, Thanks for hanging in there with me!  I really hope you enjoyed all my projects.  Now since this is a Birthday Hop, it would not be complete with out some Candy!  You know I always have something neat for one lucky commenter.  So I don't have a pic of the candy but rest assure it will be good.  So all you have to do is leave me a comment and wish my two friend Nicole and Meighen a Happy Birthday!  You don't have to be a follower, but I would like to meet some new friends.  Also don't forget to leave me a way to get a hold of you, if I pick you and you did not leave me a way to get a hold of you I will have to pick someone else.  I will use to pick the winner.  I must limit this to US and Canada comments only.  I will choose the winner on Tuesday Feb. 8th.  Now onto your next stop.   Janie 

I have included the list of all the blogs in this hop, just in case you get lost.  Thanks for stopping by.

1. Meighen -

2. Jennifer -

3. Liset -

4. Jill -

5. Pam -

6. Jess -

7. Dawn -

8. Tracey - 

9. Martha -

10. Janie -

11. Madison -

12. Shannon -

13. Jenny -

14. Christine -

15. Jessica -

16. Corri -

17. Lisa -

18. Cristina -

19. Chris -

20. Nancy -

21. A Scrap Above -

22. Holly -

23. Danielle -

24. DD -
25. Shelley -

26. Mel -

27. Kathy -

28. Ellen -

29. Alina -

30. Liz -

31. Denise -

32. Nicole -