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-