I've been featued in the Bitter Sweet Zine Winter issue!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Snow Time: Cheap and easy gifts

Hello,




I have been bitten by the blog bug again...I have stayed away for so long, but I am back!! I have missed you all dearly! So I wanted to share some cute easy peasy crafts to do with your kids...cheap and easy...and FUN!









Now that you've seen the picture...I know you're ready to get started!






Here is what you need:







- Pavers



- White spray paint



- Pom poms



- Pipe cleaners



- Acrylic paint



-Hot glue gun



- #2 pencil with a new eraser



- Fleece



- Scissors




So first you will want to get some pavers (I got mine at a salvage yard for 50cents each) and you want to make sure they are cleaned up. Then you will want to get a can of white spray paint (I got mine at dollar general for $1.30 and was able to paint 6 snowmen with it) and wait for it to dry!



Once the pain is dry, it's time to gether the children! Get a little tub of black paint and dip the eraser end of your pencil in the paint and create your eyes, mouth and buttons...repeat until you have made all your snowmen you'r ging to make. Clean pencil and use the orange paint to vreate a triangle with the eraser. Let paint dry



Cut your fleece while paint dries. I got half a yard of fleece on sale the other day for $3.50 and was able to make 18 scarves out of that! (comes out to 19cets per scarf!)


Cut pipe cleaner in half and glue on. 99 cents per pack of 12 (makes 24 snowmen)



Glue on Pom poms. One pack with 7 pom poms was 99 cents



voila...cuteness cubed! These make great Christmas presents for teachers, bus drives, grandparents...friendly neighbor with a beard!





I love the one wit the mustashe...and the one with the awesome smile (made by my daughter (6)for her teacher!)






Total cost per snowman?



Here is the breakdown:



Paver: 50 cents
Paint: 22 cents per dude


Pipe Cleaner: 4 cents


Pom poms: 28 cents


Scraf: 19 cents


paint: 3 cents



Grand Total: $1.26 per gift...and that my friends ain't bad!!! Add a little bag of cookies and you are all set to be theawesomest gift giver around!



Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed it



Come back real soon!!!






Merry Christmas!!!






Silvia

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MFP December Blog Hop- Day 3




Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


Tuesday:
Pucker Up Featured December 13


Wedsnesday
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14


Friday:
New Pines Featured December 15


Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, yo can have one with this set! I love the whit layer on white and the simplicity of the stamped image...the glitter, for me, totally sets it off!

I love it when you can create stunning cards with little time and effort...and to me that just tells me it's a well designed, well thought out stamp set! Here NEW PINES is in it's full glory for you to look at!



Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.




Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!




Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers



I hope you've enjoyed hoping along with us! I hope you will love the new ses as much as I do!


If I don't see you before then...


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MFP December Blog Hop- Day 2


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are



Yesterdays:
Pucker Up Featured December 13


Todays:


Pussy Willows Featured December 14

I love the simplicity of this card...makes a statement!



Check out the rest of the set...super cute, right?!






Ice and Snow Featured December 14



My card:



And here is the whole set for you to dool over!




Last but not least

Tomorrow:

New Pines Featured December 15


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!



Happy Stampin'


Silvia


P.S. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MFP December Blog Hop- Day 1

******I know I don't have a card for you to view, but please leave a comment that you stopped by so you can be entered for the drawing!********



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!





This month's New Stamp Set Releases are





Pucker Up Featured December 13






Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14







New Pines Featured December 15





Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.





-----> Silvia <-you are here
Mark's Finest Papers


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Silvia


P.S. Please to by tomorrow...I willhave a card for you!

Friday, July 15, 2011

MFP July Blog Hop- Adirondack Summer

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.



So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Adirondack Summer? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Adirondack Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Emily

Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Mark’s Finest Papers

Thursday, July 14, 2011

MFP July Blog Hop- Lilacs in the Summer

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Lilacs in the Summer? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Lilacs in the Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Emily

Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Mark’s Finest Papers

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MFP July Blog Hop- Planted with Love

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Planted With Love? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Planted With Love. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MFP July Blog Hop- Little Birds with Big Mouths

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Little Birds With Big Mouths? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Little Birds With Big Mouths. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

Friday, June 10, 2011

MFP June blog hop- Floating along

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Floating Along? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Floating Along. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.


Floating along will forever remind me of Greece...a couple of months ago I was at my neighbors house and she has a little pond downstairs...in that pond were about 30 lotus flowers and I remember thinking that they are the most gorgeous flowers I have ever seen! When I saw the stamp set I knew I wanted to set off the simplicity of these gorgeous flowers!


Now don't get me wrong, I love layers and designer paper and all the trimmings that come along with this crazy fun industry, but sometimes there are stamps that require non to very little of that to make a gorgeous card! This is one of those sets...okay, let's be honest, most of Faiths stamps are like that! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!



Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
You are --->Silvia <---- here
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers



Thanks for stoping by!


Happy hopping!


Silvia

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MFP June Blog Hop- Sand Surf Relax



Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Sand Surf Relax? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Sand, Surf, Relax. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.



Sweet and simple set of 6 note cards...Lovin this set for it's versatility!!!



Emily

Nancyruth
Neva




Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Silvia

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

MFP June Blog Hop- Poppies, poppies, poppies

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Poppies, Poppies, Poppies? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if the winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win POPPIES, POPPIES, POPPIES. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

I am CAS (clean and Simple) kinda girl...yes from time to time to do like to go a little embelishment crazy, but when the stamps are amazing, there really is no need for anything else! Just some amazing white cardstock, stamps and watercolor pencils and you have a card that is breath taking...at least I think it is, maybe I'm biased cuz I made it LOL, but at least it won't cost more to mail!


I hope you liked my card! Now leave a comment on the blogs below for your chance to win this amazing stamp set!


Lois
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers



Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Stampin'


Silvia

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MFP June Blog Hop- All Aboard

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: All Aboard? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win ALL ABOARD. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.


And here is my card...This set is amazing!

It is great for masculine cards and more girly cards!

I hope you like what I've come up with!

Now hop along and leave a comment on all the blogs below for your chance to win your very own stamp set!!!



Lois
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers


Happy Stampin'


Silvia

Friday, May 13, 2011

MFP May release day 4- American Made




Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!



FRIDAY, May 13, 2011: American Made











What an incredibly perfect stamp set, and in the wake of everything that is going on in our country right now and everything! WOW! Thank you Faith for being such an incredibly talented designer!!!





Emily-

Karen-

Patty-

Roxie-

Vicki-

Liz:

Claudine-

Dawn-

Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick

Guest Designer, Pat

Marilynn-

Peggysue-

Connie –

Emily N.-

Neva

u are ---->Silvia <---- here

Patricia

Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam

Mark’s Finest Papers

Thanks for stopping by!




Enjoy the hopping!




Silvia

Thursday, May 12, 2011

MFP May Release day 3- magnolia wedding

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

Thursday, May 12, 2011-Magnolia Wedding Swet stamp set!



I love the long stem gobblets...perfect for that first toast as a married couple, or as a, anniversary reminder!





See what the rest of the DT created with this set...AMAZING I TELL YOU!!!!







Lois

Vicky

Dawn L.

Anne

Emily

Karen

Patty

Roxie

Vicki

Liz

Claudine

Dawn M

Karen K.
Pam


Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Neva

Silvia







Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick

Guest Designer, Pat

Mark’s Finest Papers






Thanks for stopping by!





Happy Stampin'





Silvia

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MFP May release day 2- Big Boy Toys

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Bride, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

WEDNESDAY, May 11: Big Boy Toys





Lovin this set! Perfect for father's day, but also for those very masculine cards you might need...right now all my cards are on the side of simple, but I like that...sometimes with all the new toys that come out we forget about the simplicity if it all! Plus, it's for a DUDE!!! They don't care about all the fluff anyways!!!




Now go check out the rest of the DT's creations!!!



Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Claudine
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Guest Designer, Pat
Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick

Mark’s Finest Papers



Thanks for stoppin' by!!!


Happy Hoppin'



Silvia

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MFP May release day 1- Here Comes the Grad

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.
For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!



PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!



All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include June 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the June 2011 Blog Hop!
What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

***WE ARE AWARE THAT SEVERAL LINKS WERE NOT WORKING ON THE DT MEMBERS' BLOGS. THE LINKS WORK ON THIS BLOG. IF YOU MISS A BLOG TODAY, IT WILL NOT EFFECT YOUR CHANCES TO WIN THE BLOG CANDY!



TUESDAY May 10, 2011- Here Comes the Grad





Now that you've seen my lovely creation...go check out the rest of the DT's!!!!







Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue



Connie
Emily K.
Karen H.
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Pam
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Neva
Karen K.
u are---->Silvia<----- here
Patricia
Chrissy
Guest Designer Pat
Guest Designer Crafty Math Chick
Mark’s Finest Papers




Thanks for stopping by!



Happy Stampin'

Silvia

Friday, April 29, 2011

Copics for Sale!!!




I have 8 Copic Markers for sale: 1 Sketch R22 and the rest are Ciao: Y38, YR68, Y21, R46, R11, R59, and R22 All for $30 free shipping






Leave me a message if you're interested!



Happy Stampin'



Silvia

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have a few things I will be selling in the next few weeks, so keep a look out!


$75- Stampin' Write Markers set of 48 in box



$10 -Yummy

$15 - Seeing spots

$15- Something beautiful

$20- A little Birdy told me

$15 - God's Beauty- new un mounted

$15- holidays and Wishes

$15- Country Morning

$20- Peaceful wishes

$25- Lovely as a Tree

$25- nursery necessities

$15- Best wishes


Prices do not include shipping!


Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please e-mail me at mabieme1999@yahoo.com


Have a great day!


Silvia

Blog Candy winner...

Sorry for the delay!!! Here is the winner of my blog candy


Sherry!!!

Sherry Kushibab said... Oh so beautiful colors and love the layout..very pretty and awesome DP. TFS


Congrats girl, please e-mail me your address at mabieme1999@yahoo.com and I will mail out your stamp asap!

Friday, April 15, 2011

MFP April Blog Hop Day 4 - Garden Fairies


Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS! Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY! We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!*** What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES! FRIDAY, April 15, 2011: Garden Fairies


I love thhis set! But the first thing that stuck out to me was Speedy the cat with Butterfly wings and I said, you know what, I NEED to use him in a card! So here it is! I hope you like it


Super simple, yet adorable, that seems to be my motto lately!


I guess I have enough complexity in my life!



Supplies:


Stamps: Garden Fairies


Ink: Stazon Black, craft only orange


Paper: MFP black, MFP white, MFP orange


Accessories: Ribbon
















Me ---> Silvia <--- (you are here)






Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check back tomorrow and see if you won yesterday Blog candy, not too late to comment!


Hugs and happy Stampin'


Silvia

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MFP April Blog Hop Day 3- In My Mother's garden


I have BLOG CANDY ON THIS POST!!!!!


Leave a comment for your change to win an image (acrylic stamp) from this set!





Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS! Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY! We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!*** What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES! Thursday, April 14, 2011-In My Mother's Garden


And here is my card


I love this card! The flowers are simply amazing and can be found here and here. And the ribbon also came from the MFP Store. A little DP, some flowers and ribbon, sentiment and a card is born! I love this set!



















Silvia <----u R Here!




Want to win one of the stunning images from this set? Simply leave me a comment and come back on Saturday to see if you're the lucky winner!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April MFP Blog Hop - Day 2 Oh Boy, It's a Girl

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS! Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY! We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!*** What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 10, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES! WEDNESDAY, April 13: Oh Boy, It's a Girl!


Here is my little Ellie card!



















Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Stampin'


Silvia

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April MFP Blog Hop - Day 1 Bearded Iris

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS! Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY! We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!*** What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 10, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES! TUESDAY April 12, 2011- Bearded Iris


Here is my card...simple, but sometimes that is a great way to go!



Supplies:


Stamps: Bearded Iris by MFP


Ink: Stazon black


Paper: Apricot apeal, MFP white, Basic Grey DP


Accessories: Twill ribbon, water color pencils, blender pens



Now hop along with us and leave a comment for your chance to be a guest Designer next month!!!

















Silvia (you are here!)






Have a great hop!


Silvia

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Ellie Card

I am in LOVE this this sweet little image! She/he is just to cute!!! Here is a card I made for todays CAS114 challenge over on SCS...I hope you like it!




Supplies:

Stamps: Oh Boy, it's a girl by MFP (being released tomorrow)

Ink: Stazon brown, kiwi kiss

Paper: green galore, MFP white, chocolate chip

Accessories: DCWV designer paper, glitterm watercolor pencils, blender pens



Thanks for looking!


Happy Stampin'

Silvia

Friday, April 8, 2011

Triple Challenge pre-view

So...starting this coming Tuesday we are going to start 4 days of releases with Marks Finest Papers. Three amazing new sets will be released with extra yummy blog candy HERE!!! I have a FREE stamp for you and maybe some accessories...so don't forget to tune in all next week!


Here is my little sneaky peaky...which also happens to be a card that meets the requirements for 3 challenges on Splitcoaststampers for this week!!! YAY me! (LOL) Which challenges does it meet you ask?!








Here is my card!




It uses the new elephant stamp fromt he Oh Boy, It's a girl stamp set that will be released this coming week. It has some super adorable images...so check back on Tuesday to see what you can see!


Hope you have a great day and Happy Stampin'!!!


Silvia

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chan Luu...what I've been up to!


So I've been pretty busy lately...making jewelry, all sorts really, but I have also been having classes on how to make Chan Luu Bracelets that seem to be all the rage right now! Here are some of the bracelets I've made!





This black beauty was a custom order, a gal here had some black coral jewelry that she didn't like the style of, so she asked me to make them into a Chan Luu Style bracelet.

Beads: 10mm black coral




Aqua blue beads that measure 6mm's, this gorgeous bracelet wraps around the wrist 3 times and has a sterling silver hammered button closure.




This is my personal bracelet, it is made with 6mm turquoise beads and it is absolutly stunning!


This is my latest creation, it is made with 4mm Czech glass and white Greek leather, it will look fabulous on nicely tan skin!!!


Some are for sale, some have already been sent to their owner...Let me know if you would like to place an order! Check out the rest of my jewelry at http://www.mabiejewels.etsy.com/ !


Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Stampin'


Silvia

Friday, March 25, 2011

And the winner is....

Chelsea499!!!!!!
Please e-mail Adela (creationsbyar@sbcglobal.net) for your free template of choice from this blog hop.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'
Silvia

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Creations By AR March Release

Hello ladies and gents! It's time for Creations By AR template release, so grab youself a cup of tea and get ready for some smashing templates! All puns intended! hahahaha I crack myself up!
The first template is for the Tea Cup Cottage...as you have probably seen from other blog posts, this cute little house will hold a variety of teas! Well when I was making this little cottage my little3 year old girl was just screatching with excitement at how cute it was and so when I finished the basic box and she batted her baby blues at me, I just couldn't say no! So my cute tea catty has now become a doll house for Polly Pocket sized dolls!
Here is my beautiful little Bella and her decorated cottage!
And here is the house with Princess Tiana in it...good thing the roof comes off!

Princess Tiana is really enjoying her house...notice her beautiful flowers!
If this isn;t cute I don't know what is!


And for the second template! We have the Smashing box! I love love love this box...perfect for some chocolates for a neighbor, friend or co-worker!



Simply print the template, cut, score and glue!


I added a tag, the stamp set is called Just Dandy by Marks Finest Papers



And here is a look at the top of the Smashing box, it has a little hole and you can just as easily put a pen in there to add to your gift!



Now hop on over to the rest of the blogs and see what you can see! Good luck!!!

Random winners will be announced Friday, March 25th.


Amy Park

Andrea Budjack

Magdalena Cortez

Maria Bell

Silvia Mabie (that's me!)

Nikki Schmaltz

Mandy Gill

Adela Rossol
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
Silvia

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blog Hop starting soon!


Be one of the lucky winners to receive a free template from Creations by ARl Each AR Designer will give away one of the new templates, so you'll have plenty of chances to win! To participate, click on the links below and leave a comment! That's it!


WHEN
Tuesday, March 22nd


TIME
6:00 am Pacific Time


HOW TO PLAY
"Hop" on over to each blog listed below and leave a comment!


Random winners will be announced Friday, March 25th.


Amy Park

Andrea Budjack

Magdalena Cortez

Maria Bell

Silvia Mabie (that's me!)

Nikki Schmaltz

Mandy Gill

Adela Rossol

Can't wait to show you the new templates...so hurry on back!


Hugs and happy stampin'


Silvia

Friday, March 11, 2011

MFP March Blog Hop Day 4


Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!




PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!




All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!


What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.



FRIDAY, March 11, 2011-Fish You Were Here

Emily-

Karen-

Patty-

Roxie-

Vicki-

Liz:

Claudine-

Dawn-

Nicole -

Marilynn-

Peggysue-

Connie –

Emily N.-

Neva

Silvia

Patricia

Chrissy

Guest Desinger, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers


I am in LOVE with this set...and so are my kids!

They stamped the images of this set for hours and colored them...made lots of fish tanks!
My son saw the set and wanted to make a card too (he's 6, almost 7) ...Here is his card.
He colored the fish with water color pencils and blender pens! I think he did a great job of blending and shading. I was pretty impressed!

And here is my card!





Here is my card! I love her...she looks so regal! I colored her with watercolor


pencils and blender pens...sooo much fun!



Thanks for stopping by!


Hugs and happy Stampin'


Silvia

Thursday, March 10, 2011

MFP March Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!



PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!



All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!


What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.



Thursday, February 10, 2011-Grandma's Boudior

Lois

Vicky

Anne

Emily

Karen

Patty

Roxie

Vicki

Liz

Claudine

Dawn M

Nicole

Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Neva

Silvia

Guest Desinger, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers
And here is my card!
Thanks for looking!

Please come back tomorrow...we have a fanulous fishies for you! Can't wait to

show you my card!!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MFP March Blog Hop Day 2 African Veldt

Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!




PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!




All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!


What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011-African Veldt



Lois

Vicky

Dawn L.

Anne

Peggysue

Connie

Claudine

Dawn M.

Nicole

Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Emily N.

Patricia

Chrissy

Guest Desinger, Ted

Mark’s Finest Papers


And here is my sample:


I had to add some bling to this Ellie, she is a modern Ellie and has multiple piercings in one ear! Gorgeous isn't she? Sh eis also stamped on eaqually gorgeous shimmery gray cardstock that shines like no other...wish you could see it in the pic, but you can purchase the shimmer paper here!


Supplies:

Stamps: African Veldt

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: shimmery gray (GORGEOUS PAPER) by MFP, gray and DP by Basic Grey

Accessorries: border punch, water color pencils, blender pens, rhinestones, dimentionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Silvia

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MFP March Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!



PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!



All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!


What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.



Here is my sample!






Supplies:

Stamps: Just dandy

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: White by MFP, all card stock my Marks Finest Papers, DP by DCWV

Accessories: water color pencils, blender pens, half pearls, scallop border punch, dimentional



Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
Silvia