Friday, November 22, 2013

CSAYL It's a great celebration !!

It is our last  Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge of the year AND we are hosting a BIG party to celebrate!!!  
We are switching it up a bit for our last challenge,  normally the design team's creations are posted on the CSAYL blog for inspiration.  

This week, we are hosting a challenge and a blog hop! 

Check out each of the design team member's blogs and leave a comment, 3 random commenters will win a prize.  Then go back to the CSAYL blog  and play along with this week's challenge, there will be 7 random winners drawn from the participants this week.   That means there are 10 chances to win if you hop and participate in the challenge - we said this party was BIG!!!

Create a Christmas gift set with 3 coordinating pieces...such as a card set; card, bag and altered gift combo; gift box, tag and card.  Mix and match, just make sure there are 3 coordinating pieces to your Christmas gift set!

Click on each link below, visit each design team member's CSAYL blog post and leave a comment.

CSAYL 2013 Blog Hop
1. Fabiola  
2. Heather  
3. Jenny  
4. Patty  --You are here!
5. Julie  


There have been so many wonderful sponsors this year.  A huge THANK YOU you to all!!!
This week's hop and challenge has 8 sponsors!!!

!!! One participant from this week's challenge will win
 2 template of their choice from Creations by AR!!!

One random winner from this week's challenge will win a £10 gift voucher to 

Broken Box Stock!!! 
One random participant from this week's challenge will win their "Holiday Toodles Mega-Pack". Digi stamps from Broken Box Stock!!!
Limited Runs Digis!!! 
One random participant will win 3 digis of their choice from Limited Runs Digis!!!
Christmas Badge

QKR Stampede!!! 
One random participant will win 5 Digital Images from QKR Stampede!!!

Fred She Said!!! 
One random participant this week will win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store!

Emma Canning!!! 
3 winners from this week's challenge will each win 2 digis from the Emma Canning store.

One lucky participant will win 7 digis of their choice from Bugaboo!! 

Remember, this week's challenge is to create a Christmas gift set with at least 3 coordinating pieces.  We have had so much fun visiting each of your blogs throughout the year!  Thank you for crafting with us and good luck!

Now here's my project:

I used the template Gift Card Combo from Creations by Adela
and image North Pole from Bugaboo Stamps.

on the inside I added a small Christmas hanger that my Mom made last year which I will gift one to each one of my family members.
 the whole Card combo comes with its xmas tag.

Wow!!  yeiiiii... now is your turn to go back and then hop on over to the CSAYL blog to link up and play along.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sorry I've been MIA

Sorry for the long post...... just wanted to let you all know why I was MIA lately!

Hello my Bleeps Friends!!
Sorry that I have been away lately but a lot of things have happened on my life lately that has kept me from time to neither play nor create.  After 11 days hospitalized my Mom passed away last Monday at 7:13 am I can't said she lost the battle because I know for sure that she won it and is resting by God side in heaven.  I can say that she lost it because my Mom was the strongest person I have ever met; she was a fighter and fought until the end with a smile on her face and being herself.  
On March 22nd she was diagnosed with some type of Cancer all over her stomach - we didn't know for sure where it started and where it was but it was all over.  She decided not to have Chemo because she was too weak and also because it was not going to cure her... just too maybe give her more time...but with her weakness it was not possible, so she decided not to have it.  She began to fight it with all the medicine she could deal with by mouth and dealing with every issue one at a time. I never, ever heard her complaint. She was taken to the doctor's office once every two weeks to pull out of her stomach the liquid that she was accumulating.... and that was done regularly from end of March when she was diagnosed until the end of October when after some serious dehydration we have to rush her into ICU, she spend 3 days into ICU and when she was better moved her into a room on the 2nd floor.  By them the Cancer had taken the stomach, intestine and her liver. Even thought she was going all of this her smile was always there and herself and character the same. God was preparing her and she was preparing us to be strong and accept God's will.... Oh boy! She was strong and confident that God was in control every moment and she was ready to accept his will.  She said goodbye to everyone of her closes family member and everyone that came to the hospital.... always with a smile on her face and very positive messages. And being confident and in Peace with God and everyone she lay down to sleep on Sunday night greet everyone and fell as sleep.  I was in the hospital with her that night and I can tell you that it was a very hard night.... as she fell as sleep.... her breathing was hard and during the night I stood by her side holding her hand and praying and reading to her.  I just wanted her to hear me and that she knew she was not alone.  
I stood there by her side the whole night and at 7:13 on that Monday she took her last breath 
and when peacefully to God's side. 
 I thank God for all 63years we had her and all the wonderful time we all share with her and also thank him that we had the time to say goodbye to her and she had time to say goodbye to everyone.
It is sad is not easy to lose your Mother not even when you think that you are prepared you are never prepared for it ...but my comfort and peace comes from God and from thinking that she is now resting in peace where there is not sickness, vomiting, pain, etc 
she is in Heaven in a beautiful garden of flowers happy and smiling. 

She is now our personal Guardian Angel working with God for our best.

I love you Mom, I will see you in Heaven when my time comes! 
Miss you..... Your daughter, your reina amada

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday Giveaway: Faber Castell Design Memory Craft

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by the lovely Faber Castell! One lucky winner will receive a grab bag of goodies including Gelatos, Paper Crafter Crayons, and Artist Pitt and Journaling Pens!
Gelatos: This dynamic medium is a compact, acid-free pigment stick that glides on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage.  Gelatos blend easily with or without water and work well on virtually any surface!  The product is especially recommended for textured and dark papers.
Paper Crafter Crayons: These wax-based mediums are great for trying to new techniques.  They are sharpenable, waterproof, permanent, break resistant, and acid-free.  Use with inks, Art GRIP Aquarelles, and Gelatos to create wax resists and so much more!
Artist Pitt Pens and Journaling Pens: PITT Artist Pen sets were created with the details in mind.  A variety of nibs and vibrant color collections in India ink are essential to adding colorful details and dimension to your projects.  Whether you are creating a card, coloring in a stamp, or designing a creative journal, you will find exciting benefits to these products.

Additional information on how you can win too you can find it HERE.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Inspired Stamps November Release!!

Hello & Welcome !! 
Today over at Inspired Stamps  is releasing some New stamp sets 
I am using 2 NEW individual stamps on my projects today.
Here's my projects:
I'm still getting ride of all papers from the clutter on my desk, I used black ink, the Merry Christmas was inked twice and paste them together to make hang from the top of the front layer and if it turn the same Merry Xmas tree is on the other side, I always like to combine Xmas card with some type of tree decorations and I found the scripture on the stamp Luke 2:11 just perfect, layered on top of a double tag and as a finished touch the gold thread and the snowflakes.

Inspired Stamps Used:
  Be sure to visited the Inspired Stamps Blog and check out the creations of my fellow DT.
and also check out all the set on clearance on the store.