Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winner on my blog for Dec. 3-4 Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop

I have a winner. Please email me your address at marial302003@yahoo.com

I used random org: 2

Cathie w said...

so cute and oh so yummy too Great hop idea

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dec. 3-4 Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop

December 3-4 
Christmas Cards & Cookies
Blog Hop

Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Pam, http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/. If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena, http://missdjones.blogspot.com/. There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love to decorate and put up the tree. I love to sit in the dark and just stare at all the lights on my tree. Lets not forget how much I love to bake. I wish I had more time during the day so I can bake all the goodies I want. This year I'm making pumpkin spice cupcakes. I've never made them before so I hope they turn out wonderful and I bet they will. I'm also going to share with all of you a Christmas card I made.

Pumpkin spice cupcakes:

To make the cupcakes all you will need is one box pumpkin spice cake mix and one can of 100% pumpkin (don't use the already pumpkin pie mix) 

Mix the cake mix and pumpkin together. It will be thick. After its mixed very well spoon ( I use an ice cream scooper, it scoops enough for each cupcake) the batter in each cupcake holder. and bake 20 mins on 350 degrees. Use a knife to check if their done. If the knife comes out clean their ready to come out.
Let them cool and enjoy. 

Ready to be cooked 

Finished and ready to be eaten 

The cupcakes came out great. They're so most. You would never believe how most they are without oil and eggs.
I think I'm going to have another one. 

Christmas Card:

I really love snowmen. I used a Tim Holtz snowmen die.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and great New Year. 
I have a little something for my old and new followers. Please become a follower and leave a comment to win the giveaway.

Good Luck
Blog Hop List:
1) Dena : http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
2) Robin : http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
3) Janet N: http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
4) Carla: http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
5) Zenita: http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
6) Jennifer: http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
7) Kari: http://purplefuntasticcreations.blogspot.com/
8) Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
9) JulieK: http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey: http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
11) Kerri: http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/
12) Janet S: http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/13) Carol: http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
14) Vicki: http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
15) Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/

16) Staci McD http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
17) Pam http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
18) Maria http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/ <-ME
19) Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/  <-Next Stop

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pink it up altered cigar box and journal

Wanted to share what I created for my sister on Secret Squirrel Sisterhood Society on facebook.
I really enjoyed altering the cigar box. Loved playing with pink. We had to fill the cigar box with a survival kit with goodies. So I filled my partner with ATG tape, hot glue sticks, bling, frame and other goodies. So if she ever got stuck she can bling away. And we also had to make a journal with a quotes. Here are some photos of what I made her. 

Side view

 Inside of the box

Front of the Cigar box


I also altered an S. for her first name.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas card

Oh, I know its early for Christmas but seeing christmas stuff in my craft stores just gets me in the mood.  
So I ended up signing for a Christmas card swap. And this is what I came up with.

I love snowmen. I decorate my house with blue snowmen and regular ones too instead of Santa clause. I hope you like my card. More to come. I have a lot of projects to share with all of you.
I so love Christmas. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winner for Kimberli's Creations Halloween Blog Hop

I would like to thank everyone who left comments on Kimberli's Creations Halloween Blog Hop. I used random org to pick my winner. And the winner is number 6.


Becky Dunham said...

Great cards Maria! I love that older stack from DCWV too - well I must admit I love most of their stacks :) Love the black stickles on the crow - did not even know there were black stickles! I am a new follower and loving what I have seen so far - love the Lady Gaga costume :)

Becky Dunham please email me your address at marial302003@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Applying for My Creative Time's First Design Team Call

Wow Emma is doing her first Design team call on My Creative Time. So I thought I would put my project in.

I made a photo frame out of chipboard of my dog Shelby. She was only 3 months old in this picture. I lost her after I took this picture of her. She was killed by the next door's pit bull. My heart was lost without her. But I'm doing much better and I wanted to make a project with her picture for my room. 

I used:
Chipboard for the backing, I cut it into a circle
I used a doggie paper behind the picture
used ribbon around the edge
Used Elsie chipboard alpha to spell Shelby's name
Used I am roses and some mulberry flowers from Karla esty store

I hope you like my photo frame of my puppy. I think it turned out super cute. 
Rest in peace Shelby

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kimberli's Creations Halloween Blog Hop

 Welcome to our Halloween blog hop!  We have several talented ladies who will be sharing fun Halloween projects with you today, to hopefully inspire you to create some Halloween crafts of your own!  If you just happened upon my blog, please go to Kimberli's blog at www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com to start from the beginning, so you don't miss anything!  There will be some fun giveaways along the way, so be sure to hop by each of the blogs so you don't miss any!

Here are my project I created for the hop.
I made two Halloween cards. I just love making cards. 

I used Midnight Spell stack from DCWV. I know it was last years stack but I just love this stack.
For the card base I used Mariposa cardstock pack
I also used roses from Recollections.
The black crow I cut it out from the Midnight Spell stack and glittered him up with black stickles
Used a Happy Halloween ribbon for the banner on the card. 

For the base of the card I used Mariposa cardstock stack.
For the background I used Midnight Spell stack from DCWV.
For the banner I used a strip from the midnight spell stack
For the haunted house I used a dimensional sticker from K&Company.

I hope you got inspired by my creations and also got you ready for some blog candy.

Yes, a giveaway.
I will be giving away a chipboard album, stickers, bling, ribbon and paper. 

All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below
Have a wonderful day!

Here is the list of all talented ladies.

                    Kim @ Kimberli's Creations - http://www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/

Chris @ Get Inspired With Chatterscene - http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com/
Tracy @ My Scrap Escape - http://myscrapescape.blogspot.com/
   Maria @ Creative By Design - http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/   <- Me
           Susan @ Cricut & Grasshopper - http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com/  <- Next stop
Renee @ I Came, I Saw, I Created - http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/
Dana @ Paper Memories 4 U - http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/
Lori @ Got 2 B Crafting - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Crystal @ Creations By Crystal - http://crystal-kovach.blogspot.com/
Sis @ Paper, Craft, and Scissors - http://papercraftscissors.wordpress.com 

Friday, October 21, 2011


Good afternoon my scrappy friends. I hope everyone had a great week. Mine went pretty well except for Wednesday and Thursday was under the weather for those two days but I'm better now and ready for weekend. Going to do some crafting, finish up some swap and get ready for the blog hop on Thursday Oct 27th so don't miss out. I will also have a giveaway on my bog.

I also wanted to share with you my big creation I did two weeks ago. I made my daughter's Halloween custom. She's Lady gaga. Used lots of lace and bling. ;0)

What else can I share with you all. I received my altered cigar box from Amanda. I did the swap on http://minialbumscraps.ning.com/ go check them out. There's a lot great ladies you can met. Here's the video. Check it out

And one more thing. I'm still going to have my 50 follower giveaway.
Hoping to have the video up by Monday
Until next time take care my scrappy friends and followers

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I'm part of the Secret Squirrel Sisters group on facebook. And I really love being part of this group. There is so many great ladies on there and I'm proud to call them my sisters. Each month we have a swap with a theme. And for September it was the partners choice if they wanted fall or Halloween theme cigar box or bead box. And my partner picked a Halloween bead box. The best part of the swap you don't know who is making your swap until it arrives at your home. I so love this group.

Here is my swap partner for September. Remember she wanted a Halloween theme bead box. 

The top of the bead box

Showing the whole box view

side of the bead box 

I hope you liked my box. Please leave some love. I love reading comments
from my scrappy friends 

Birthday gift for my friend Julie

Wow, how time flies. I cant believe its my friends birthday again. She means a lot to me so I thought I would alter a cigar box for her birthday. I hope my scraping friends like it too. Leave some love

She loves the color blue. I think I picked a right shade of blue to make this
box pop.

Close up of the flowers

 side look of cigar box

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Blog

Good morning my crafty friends. I will be joining a Halloween blog Hop on Oct 27th. I will be showing a project I will be making for the hop and I will be giving a away a prize on my page. Please check us out on Oct 27th. 
Can't wait to see you there. 

Monday, September 19, 2011


I made a few cards over the weekend and wanted to share my creation with my friends and followers.

Halloween card for a swap

Birthday card for my mom

Birthday card for niece

Birthday card for pen pal

Halloween card for a swap

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I feel so blessed to have you all as my followers. I will be going shopping this weekend so I'll be looking for something to give away. Thanks again, you are more than just my follower you are my scrappy friend.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Halloween invitation

My cousin Vanessa and I made these cards for her son Rommie for his 2nd Birthday. I really enjoyed having someone working with me. We are going to do a Halloween party and have the kids dressed up. Okay and the adults too. "me!"

I'm not really found of spiders even though these spiders were made out of paper they still gave me the creeps. lol!!

My two projects I posted for I AM ROSES Design team call

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a great week but if you didn't the weekend is almost here. Come on 5pm.

I wanted to share my two projects I submitted in design team call for I AM ROSES. I hope I get picked I so love their flowers. Let me know what you think.

My First Project: Photo Frame made out of two 6x6 chipboard squares

I used two 6x6 chipboard squares
Used my big kick to cut the window for the picture
I glued the punch out chipboard to the front of the white chipboard, so the whit shows through the window.
I used red brick distress ink for the edges of the frame
The flowers I layered I am roses big white petals and glimmer mist them.
I even decorated with some white pearl bling ( I love bling)
I used a dress form cut out that I got from a swap and embossed it with a design.
The stick pen was made from a scrapping friend doesn't it look great 
The ticket is from Tim Holtz products
The sewing machine charm gave the frame more detail and I really love the way it looks on the dress form dress.

My Second Project: Its a layout I made out of 8x11 chipboard 

I used one 8x11 chipboard and I painted one side with a light brown paint
In the middle I used a 4 inch wide strip of DCWV Mariposa paper
I used two strips of black ribbon I received from a swap. 
The flowers are from I am Roses, the big flower I glimmer mist it
Used black glitter stickers for the word sisters
The skeleton leaves are from I am roses and I sprayed them with glimmer mist 
The banner I used a strip of Mariposa paper and curled the sides so I can make the curl and cut the ends to look like ribbon. 
I used two pictures of my beautiful girls

Friday, August 19, 2011

Masquerade Clutch Swap on LSH

Good afternoon everyone, good news its Friday! That means I can craft, yea me.
On A Lil Scrap of Heaven we had a Masquerade Clutch Swap. I really enjoyed making it
Here are some photos of the clutch that I wanted to share with all of you. I hope you like it,
leave some love. I really do love reading what you think. Have a wonderful weekend my scrappy friends. Until next time take care.

The front of clutch

 Back of the clutch

 The front again

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Made some changes & a giveaway announcement

Wow, three posts, I'm on a roll today!
Okay my follower friends you can see I changed my title to 
Creative by Design from Fairyland. My husband came up with this 
name for me. I like it and I hope I haven't copied anyone and if I did
I apologies right now, just let me know if I have. It's hard to come up 
with a name for my blog, I hope this one is okay. 

Now my follower friends in a few weeks I will be posting a giveaway 
on my blog, so please make sure your a follower and if your not please 
follow. When I reach my first 50 followers I will be giving away a big package 
of goodies. I will post more information on the giving away and photos and 
probably a video too. So Let your follower friends know about the giveaway.

My follower friends I really love reading your comments on my blog and I'm so happy 
you do. Big hug and thank you to all of you. 

Don't forget spread the word about the giveaway. I'm only away from 6 followers 
to reach 50.
Have a great weekend!!

Cigar box swap on minialbumscrap

I wanted to share some photos of my swap I did www.minialbumscrap.com. My partner sent me the most beautiful box and great goodies with it. I really love the colors and it will fit just right in my room after I paint it and decorate. Thanks Ann! I heart it!!!!

My cigar box from Ann

Cigar box and my goodies!!
Love it all!

Goodies from my hubby

My husband also send me something to my work for birthday. And since my birthday isn't until Aug 13th and I'm off on friday (starting b-day weekend early ;0) ), so he sent it early. And wanted to share it with all my blog friends. 

Happy Birthday to me!!

Close up of the puppy and candy attached to the

Monday, August 8, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

I joined a really cool swap this month on MiniAlbumScrap group.
Altered Cigar Box 
Here are some photo's of the cigar box and video.

I used Graphic 45 Steampunck and used some flowers I received from Kandi in a swap on 
A Lil Scrap of Heavan. 
Please leave some love

Birthday card

I made a birthday card for my boss. 

I really love using my cricut to make cards. I used Quarter note cartridge.
Leave some love 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bella Scrapbook Designs: 500 Followers Giveaway!!

Bella Scrapbook Designs: 500 Followers Giveaway!!: "500 Followers Giveaway!! I am Super Excited that I am almost reached the Milestone of 500 Followers. I have decided to have an extra special..."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call

Robin on The Pink Stamper Design is looking for her new design team. And since I love everything she does I thought I would apply. So here is my card.

The is challenge make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......
(other optional color of your choice)

Thinking of you card
I used The Midnight Spell Stack and The Mariposa paper and one small sheet of turquoise
Cricut Cartridge Wall Decor and More
green ribon
two leave bling I found at the Dollar Store
black chalk ink
small stamp Thinking of you
I used The midlight Spell Stack for my background of the card. It's a plain orange with black dots on it.
I folded the 12x12 sheet and cut a card by 61/2 x 51/2
Than I cut the torquoise sheet by 51/2 x 41/2 and I cut 6inches of green ribbon to tape it to the torquoise paper and tied a bow on the left hand side.
I double taped the back of torquoise paper and place it in the middle of my card
I used the black chalk ink and the thinking of you and stamped the saying all over the torquise paper
I cut out the owl from the Wall Decor and More cartridge. I used the glitter brown card stock from The Mariposa cardstock stack. Very pretty paper
After i cut the owl I placed pop ups on the back of the owl and place it right in the middle of my card.
Then I used two leave bling and place one on the lower left side of the owl and the other leave on right side of the owl.
After I was finshed putting the card together I used my corner punch to give a roundness on the corner of the card.
I hope you like it. I feel it came out really cute. Until next time keep on scrapping and take care my friends.