You & I In Spanish & Show Me Video


Oprima La Bandera Española  al Ariba al Lado Derecho Para Leer en Español

My bilingual experience since childhood is quite an eye-opener for me when I  had to translate for my ama (mom) everywhere we went.  She took me everywhere… to the grocery store, bank, doctor’s office, and I loved it!

I’m glad my mom took me along because it made me realize that you don’t always have to say, “my mom said…blah blah blah”.  Proper translations are always in the first person and it’s difficult to master… when you’re only 6 years old… LOL.


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Este sello me recuerda a mi madre cuando me llevaba con ella a traducir Inglés para ella.  Ella nunca se llevó a mis hermanos con nosotros y ella me decía, “es sólo tú y yo“.  Me daba gusto porque eso significaba que iba a conseguir dulces sólo para mí… jajaja.

Paper Surgery

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This star filled card is brought to you by the Paper Player PP183 and Mojo Monday.  I haven’t killed two birds with one stone in a very long time, so I figured why not!?  If you need to challenge yourself Sketch Challenges are awesome!  You can catch up on all the sketch challenges I have ever participated in here.  If you’re curious and want to know if I’ve ever won any… check the winners here.

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Pals Blog Hop: Our Favorite Tools

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Thank you for joining us for the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects made with the Stampin' Up! tools we love. 

You should have just left stop number 18 on the Pals Hop – Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


All of my friends and family, including my co-workers… know first hand how crazy I am for Hello Kitty.  I've seen so many Hello Kitty cards that I think I racked my brain for weeks trying to figure out which punches I could use to re-create this beautiful kitty… LoL.

I finally found the cat's meow… with three punches that you may already have.  They are the Owl, 1" Circle, and Word Window punches.  You too can make this sweet popular feline that has never stopped being popular since I was an early teen.

Make sure that the whiskers are in line with the eyes and nose.  I've created a step by step PDF instruction sheet to help you.  I hope it helps you put together your own Hello Kitty.  Please feel free to share with anyone you want.


The next stop is Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit, stop number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  2. Shirley Sumption at Look at My Cute Stuff
  3. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  10. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  11. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  12. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <—You Are Here
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  22. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  23. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts


Paper: Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Inks/Color: Basic Black Marker
Punches: Owl, 1" Circle, and Word Window punches

Thank You

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The kissing technique is something I'm sure you have heard about.  If you haven't seen it, click here and take a look at it.  It's easy and fun to put a different spin on some of your stamping.
If you don't want to lose this video, don't worry, you can easily locate it on my "Show Me How" page located on the lower right badge on this page.  
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Here's a closer look at the 'Kissing Technique".  I absolutely love this stamp set and I can see myself using even more in many more cards to come.  What I love most are the polka dots on it.

Thank you so much for those of you who took the extra designer series paper off my shelf.  It all sold out in less than eight hours and I appreciate it so much.  You will have it soon.  Thank you!

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Pals December Blog Hop: Celebrations

We’re so glad you could join us for the final Pals Blog Hop of 2012!  Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to celebrate all of our favorite occasions of the year!  And what’s a little celebration without some sparkle?!

You’ve probably hopped over from Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole, I’m stop number 20 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in!  I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for Stampin’ Up! products from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.

I chose to make a Paper Bow with a bit of a sparkle.  To make the bow I used our stunning, no-mess Glimmer Paper in Red and Silver.  To give it a peppermint touch like a candycane, I used a few slivers of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper.  You too can make this gorgeous handmade bow in just a matter of minutes and you can click here to download the step-by-step instructions.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be Christmas to make a bow.  They work wonders on birthday presents, Valentine’s gifts, and Anniversary’s.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine, stop number 21 on the Pals Celebrations Blog Hop!  Thanks for “hopping” by!

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  3. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  4. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  5. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  6. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  8. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  10. Naki Rager at …notes from Naki
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
  12. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
  13. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Susan Lankford at stampandscrapwithsusan
  16. Liz Hughes at DIY Paper Creations
  17. Peggy Noe at
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards<== YOU ARE HERE
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine

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Something Fabulous for Your Birthday

I first saw this card style on a video called, Create an Easel Card with Brian Pilling from the  Stampin’ Up! corporate office.  Stampin’ Up! created a video tutorial for everyone to use and enjoy.  I loved it immediately!  It allows the card to be easily displayed on a desk or shelf.  It stands up on its own and it will not be knocked down easily.  Creating an easel card is fun and easy peasy… go on and give your next card a leg to stand on.

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Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Not So Seriously (C123087)
Paper: Night of Navy (100867); Daffodil delight (119683); Old Olive (100702); Twitter DSP (125406)
Ink: Night of Navy (102977); Soft Suade (115657)
Punches: Postage Stamp (122344)
Marker: Marina Mist (119679); Rose Red (100063)
Bling: Rhinestones (119246)

for supplies to make this cute handmade BIRTHDAY card.

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