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

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 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 -

Chris @ Get Inspired With Chatterscene -
Tracy @ My Scrap Escape -
   Maria @ Creative By Design -   <- Me
           Susan @ Cricut & Grasshopper -  <- Next stop
Renee @ I Came, I Saw, I Created -
Dana @ Paper Memories 4 U -
Lori @ Got 2 B Crafting -
Crystal @ Creations By Crystal -
Sis @ Paper, Craft, and Scissors - 

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 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.